Ten Tennis Facts
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.
Wimbledon is the only major tennis tournament still played on grass.
Margaret Smith Court holds the record with 24 Grand Slam singles titles.
The first women to play in the Wimbledon tournament wore full length dresses.
The game of tennis comes from Great Britain.
Venus and Serena Williams became the first set of sisters to ever win Olympic gold medals in tennis.
The first African American to win the US open was Arthur Ashe.
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