Ten fun facts about Tennis

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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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