Wimbledon 2021: Quiz, anyone?

Wimbledon 2021: Quiz, anyone?

1st Round: Wimbledon was canceled in 2020 for the first time since it was wiped out every year from 1940 through 1945 because of World War II. Before that, it was called off from 1915 through 1918 because of World War I. In what other year was the tournament not held since it was first staged in 1877?

a.) 1909

b.) 1901

c.) 1879

d.) Never


2nd Round: Who was the last player other than Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray — collectively referred to by some as the Big Four of men’s tennis — to win what the All England Club calls The Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy?

a.) Pete Sampras

b.) Lleyton Hewitt

c.) Goran Ivanisevic

d.) Andre Agassi


3rd Round: Starting with the 2000 tournament, how many of the past 40 women’s singles finalist slots at Wimbledon — 20 winners, 20 runners-up — have been filled by Serena or Venus Williams?

a.) 10

b.) 15

c.) 20

d.) 25


4th Round: Roger Federer holds the record for most Grand Slam final appearances by a man with 31, and is followed closely on the all-time list by Novak Djokovic with 29 and Rafael Nadal with 28. Who ranks fourth on that list?

a.) Rod Laver

b.) Ivan Lendl

c.) Roy Emerson

d.) Pete Sampras


Quarterfinals: When Novak Djokovic came back from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open final, he became the first man in more than a half-century to win a Grand Slam title after twice winning matches during the tournament despite dropping the initial two sets. Who was the previous man to pull off two such comebacks on the way to a major championship?

a.) Ted Schroeder

b.) Henri Cochet

c.) Yvon Petra

d.) Robert Wrenn


Semifinals: Who was the most recent female qualifier to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon? (Bonus: In what year and to whom did she lose?)

a.) Kaia Kanepi

b.) Marion Bartoli

c.) Alexandra Stevenson

d.) Severine Beltrame-Bremond


Final: Since the start of 2015, how many grass-court matches has Serena Williams lost?

a.) zero

b.) 2

c.) 5

d.) 10

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