Wimbledon 2011: Know your tennis champions

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Wimbledon celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. As the storied tennis tournament begins its two week run Monday, here’s a short quiz about the winners of the Wimbledon championship.

The United States claims more champions than any other country in both women’s and men’s singles, with 54 and 33 respectively. Which country stands solidly in second place?

Australia

 

Germany

 

France

 

Britain

 

Two-time Wimbledon winner Rene Lacoste, one of France’s famous Four Musketeers, introduced what well-received product after his 1925 and 1928 championships?

Tennis shirt

 

Sneakers

 

Sunglasses

 

Warmups

 

With his victory in 1936, Fred Perry, whose father was a member of Parliament, became the last British man to win a singles crown at Wimbledon. What tournament record does he hold?

He is the only player to never double-fault in a championship match.

 

He is the only player to win the final in straight sets three times.

 

He is the only champion to serve underhanded.

 

He is the last champion to win with a wooden racket.

 

Why was France’s Suzanne Lenglen, the winner of six Wimbledon singles titles, booed in her last match ever at the tournament in 1926?

She appeared to insult the queen with her late arrival.

 

She yelled a profanity at a linesman.

 

By wearing shorts she broke the club dress code.

 

She refused to shake her opponent’s hand.

 

Which two players met in the 1980 men’s final, which many observers consider the greatest match in Wimbledon history?

John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors

 

Boris Becker and Pete Sampras

 

Ivan Lendl and Pat Cash

 

Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe

 

Chris Evert, who won her first Wimbledon crown in 1974, became engaged to that year’s men champion, but they broke off the engagement later the same year. Who was her former fiancé?

Vitas Gerulaitis

 

Jimmy Connors

 

John Newcombe

 

Stan Smith

 

What Wimbledon champion is sometimes called the “Jackie Robinson” of tennis”?

Serena Williams

 

Althea Gibson

 

Arthur Ashe

 

Venus Williams

 

Martina Navratilova won her first Wimbledon doubles title with Chris Evert, the second with Billie Jean King. Who did she play alongside in winning her remaining five women’s double crowns?

Hana Mandlikova

 

Chris Evert

 

Helena Sukova

 

Pam Shriver

 

Half of Roger Federer’s six Wimbledon championships have come by defeating the same player. Who is he?

Andy Roddick

 

Rafael Nadal

 

Andre Agassi

 

Pete Sampras

 

What nickname did the media give to Helen Wills-Moody, a star of the 1920s and 1930s who held the record with eight Wimbledon singles titles until Martina Navratilova won her ninth?

Little Miss Poker Face

 

Sunshine Supergirl

 

Mother Freedom

 

The Ice Maiden