Australian Open Tennis Trivia

We include some fascinating bits of 2011Australian Open Tennis trivia, the players involved and all the relevant statistics:

  • American tennis ace, Jim Courier won back-to-back men’s singles titles at the Australian Open in 1992 and 1993
  • Russian, Marat Safin spoilt Andre Agassi’s 26-match winning streak at the 2004 Australian Open in a thrilling 5-set semifinal
  • 1998 Australian Open winner, Petr Korda, was labeled a drug cheat after testing positive for steroids at Wimbledon 1998
  • In 2002 Swiss Sensation, Martina Hingis contested her sixth Australian Open final. She won the first 3 (1997 – 1999) and then lost the next 3 (2000 – 2002)
  • In 2005 Lleyton Hewitt became the first Australian to reach the finals of the Australian Open in eighteen years, after Pat Cash in 1987
  • Donald Young became the youngest junior male to win a Grand Slam title when he defeated South Korean, Kim Sun Yong in 1hour and 11 minutes at the 2005 Australian Open – he was 15 years, 191 days old
  • In the 1995 Australian Open, American tennis genius, Pete Sampras, came from two sets to love down to claim a huge win over Jim Courier. He played the match on the very same night that his terminally ill coach flew back to the USA
  • In 1999 Martina Hingis ended Monica Seles’ 33-match unbeaten career run at the Australian Open

More 2011 Australian Open Tennis Trivia

  • Ken Rosewall became the oldest Australian Open men’s singles champion in 1972 when he beat Mal Anderson 7-6, 6-3, 7-5. He was 37 years and 2 months old
  • American James Blake has never won a five set match in his professional tennis career
  • Neither Serena Williams, nor Ana Ivanovic, have ever lost a first round match in a Grand Slam tournament.
  • Martina Hinges is the quickest tennis player, male or female, to have earned US$1 million
  • A tennis ball is meant to weigh in the region of 2 to 2-1/16 ounces
  • Belgian tennis-terminator, Justine Henin has a 15-1 record in quarter finals in Grand Slams
  • Pete Sampras became the highest earner in professional tennis, claiming an incredible US$41 994 440 during his 13-year career
  • The fastest serve by a man was recorded at 155mph. Andy Roddick blasted his serve into the record books at the Davis Cup in 2004
  • Brenda Schultz McCarthy holds the fastest serve for a woman, at 130mph. She managed this feat at the qualifying rounds of the 2007 Cincinnati Tournament