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Smashing Facts About Tennis

June 4, 2015

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Test your knowledge of tennis with these fun facts!

  1. Women who played in the first Wimbledon tournaments had to wear full-length dresses.

They clearly were in the need for some Smashing attire!

  1. Tiffany & Co. makes the U.S. Open Trophy.

Forget a Tiffany ring, I’ll take an engagement trophy please!

  1. For the first one hundred years that modern tennis was played, the strings of the racquets were made from the guts of animals.

Am I the only one wondering how this was made possible? Tennis sure has come a long way!

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

I wonder if she won the match?

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

Yellow and white were the only colors approved by the United States Tennis Association.

  1. A tennis ball weighs 2 ounces or 56.69 grams

Who knew so much power could be packed into such a small package?!

  1. The shortest player ever was Gertrude Hoahing, who stood 4 ft. 9 in. tall.

Poor guy, he nearly made it over the net!

  1. Tennis originated in Great Britain.

Alright, if you didn’t know this one you probably shouldn’t be playing tennis.

  1. Serena and Venus Williams became the first pair of sisters to win the Olympic gold in tennis.

Woohoo sister power!

  1. The longest match in the history of tennis was played between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010. It lasted for about 11 hours.

Yesh! Talk about a work out!

As always, have a Smashing day!

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