Ten fun facts about Tennis
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Yellow tennis balls were used at Wimbledon for the first time in 1986.
The fastest server in the women's tennis was done by Venus Williams who recorded a serve of 205 km/h.
Henry "Bunny" Austin was the first player to wear shorts at Wimbledon in 1932.
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. Go to more sport facts ❯
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