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Ten fun facts about Tennis

Fact 1: Yellow tennis balls were used at Wimbledon for the first time in 1986.

Fact 2: The fastest server in the women’s tennis was done by Venus Williams who recorded a serve of 205 km/h.

Fact 3: Henry “Bunny” Austin was the first player to wear shorts at Wimbledon in 1932.

Fact 4: Every year, 24 tons of Kent strawberries are ordered for the Championships at Wimbledon.

Fact 5: Wimbledon is the only major tennis tournament still played on grass.

Fact 6: Margaret Smith Court holds the record with 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

Fact 7: The first women to play in the Wimbledon tournament wore full length dresses.

Fact 8: The game of tennis comes from Great Britain.

Fact 9: Venus and Serena Williams became the first set of sisters to ever win Olympic gold medals in tennis.

Fact 10: The first African American to win the US open was Arthur Ashe.




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