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- The all time longest tennis match lasted for 11 hours 5 minutes over a 3 day span. It took place in 2010 at Wimbledon, when John Isner beat Nicolas Mahut with a score of 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68.
• The shortest tennis match, in record, is the match between Susan Tutt and Marion Bandy that lasted just 20 minutes, when Tutt beat Bandy 6-0, 6-0 at the Wimbledon tournament in 1969.
• Fastest serve in ATP tour was hit by Samuel Groth in 2012 which clocked at a staggering 163.7 mph.
• Sabine Lisicki hit the fastest serve for women in 2014 at the Bank of the West Classic, clocked at 131 mph.
• Andre Agassi has 40 hard court titles, the most in the history of men’s tennis.
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• For WTA, Chris Evert won 53 hard court titles, the most in history of WTA.
• Guillermo Vilas has the most number of clay court titles i.e. 47.
• Chris Evert claimed 66 clay court titles, the most till date.
• Tennis originated in northern France in the 12th century
• Until 16th century, palms were used to hit the ball. It was not until 16th century that rackets came into existence.
• The First Wimbledon was played in 1877. It is also the first of the four “Grand Slams” to be founded.
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• The US Open is the only major tournament to use a tiebreak in the final set for singles.
• Don Budge is the only male player in tennis history to have won six consecutive Grand Slam singles titles, from Wimbledon in 1937 to the US Open in 1938.
• In 2007, the prize money for Wimbledon winners became equal for men and women.
• Tennis balls were originally white. In 1986, yellow balls were first introduced at Wimbledon.