Here are some interesting facts and stats of records in tennis
On 21 January 1990, tennis player John McEnroe was the first player to be disqualified from the Australian Open due to misconduct. Let's take a look at other lesser known facts of the game
Mumbai: On 2nd Oct 1991, tennis player Steffi Graf created history by becoming the youngest woman to win 500 pro tennis matches at age 22. We take a look at some interesting statistics and facts of a few records set in tennis.
Steffi Graf. Pic/ AFP
>> In 1990, John McEnroe became the first ever tennis player to be expelled from the Australian Open. He began glaring at a lineswoman angrily when he thought she made a bad call.
>> Steffi Graf is also the only player in tennis history to win a Golden Slam ((1988 Australian Open, 1988 French Open, 1988 Wimbledon Championships, 1988 US Open & 1988 Olympic gold medal).
>> Boris Becker became the youngest player to win the Wimbledon men’s title at age 17.
>> The fastest male serve was set by Samuel Groth of Australia at 263.4 km/h. Sabine Lisicki from Germany broke a Venus Williams’ 7-year-old record to set the fastest female serve at 210.8 km/h.
>> The world’s longest tennis match was at the 2010 Wimbledon between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut which lasted for a whole 11 hours and 5 min. Isner went on to win 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 70-68.
>> Venus and Serena Williams are the first sisters in tennis to win Olympic gold medals.
>> Arthur Ashe became the first African American to win the US Open
>> Spencer Gore, the first Wimbledon title champion in 1877, did not think the game of tennis would catch on.
>> Margaret Court holds the overall record for most Grand Slam titles with 24 titles.