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tennis facts Todd Ehren

The following facts have been sourced from a TennisTours blog by Nicholas Spiller.

1. Longest Tennis Match:

In 2010, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played each other in the first round of Wimbledon. The match lasted for 11 hurs and 5 minutes and spanned 3 days. Back and forth they dealt strong serve after strong serve until Isner finally ended the battle and walked away with victory.

2. Shortest Tennis Match:

Almost 100 years ago, the shortest Tennis match happened in 1922 during the Wimbledon Final between Suzanne Lenglen and Molla Mallory. But strong players in their own right, the game ended after just 23 minutes when Lenglen beat out Mallory after the former took two games!

3. Fastest ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Serve:

The fasted serve recorded in ATP history was served by aussie Samuel Groth and registered at 163.4 mph. Groth has not remained a huge name since, but that’s  one heck of a serve !

4. Fastest WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Serve:

This record goes to Sabine Lisicki from Germany. Her serve at the Bank of the West Classic back in 2014 registered at 131 mph, better than most tennis players (male and female!)

5. ATP and WTA Hard Court Titles:

American Chris Evert takes the cake for most hard court titles – she claimed 53! Coming in second is Andre Agassi – another American – with 40 titles.

6. ATP and WTA Clay Court Titles:

Another record held by Christ Evert, she claimed 66 clay court titles, translating in to her claiming the position of most dominant tennis player on both hard and clay courts! The male record holder is held by Guillermo Vilas from Argentina who won 47 tournaments.

7. Oldest Players:

The oldest man in tennis is currently Ivo Karlovic from Croatia, at 36 years old. He is also the tallest player standing at 6’11”. The oldest woman in tennis is 44 year old Kimiko Date-Krumn from Japan. Originally retiring back in 1996, she came back to the game in 2008 and plays as well as ever!