Australian Open Trivia

Thursday, August 16, 2012 /by

 
Test your knowledge with the following Australian Open quiz.

1) Who are the only two players to win titles on both the Rebound Ace surface and the Plexicushion Prestige surface?
Andre Agassi and Serena Williams
Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova
Roger Federer and Serena Williams
Andre Agassi and Monica Seles

2) This Australian man is both the youngest and the oldest player to win the Open, with his first and last titles coming 19 years apart. Who is he?
Mark Edmonson
John Newcombe
Rod Laver
Ken Rosewall

3) Andre Agassi’s streak of 26 consecutive wins at the Australian Open came to an end in the 2004 semis. Who snapped his streak?
Roger Federer
Andy Roddick
Marat Safin
Lleyton Hewitt

4) In 1997, this player became the youngest women’s singles champion in Australian Open history. Who was she, and at what age did she accomplish this feat?
Martina Hingis, age 16
Martina Hings, age 17
Venus Williams, age 16
Venus Williams, age 17

5) In the 1995 quarterfinals, Pete Sampras came from two sets down to win on the same night that his terminally ill coach, Tim Gullikson, flew back to the United States. Who did he beat that night?
Boris Becker
Jim Courier
Todd Martin
Michael Chang

6) Who holds the record for most men’s singles titles in Australian Open history, with six?
Andre Agassi
Mark Edmonson
Roy Emerson
Rod Laver

7) Martina Hingis broke this player’s 33-match Australian Open unbeaten streak in the semifinals of 1999’s event.
Jana Novotna
Steffi Graf
Monica Seles
Lindsay Davenport

8) Who is the only player to win Open singles titles on both grass and hard courts?
Stefan Edberg
Pat Cash
Ivan Lendl
Mats Wilander

9) At the 2003 Aussie Open, Andy Roddick won a thrilling five-setter in the quarterfinals, winning 21-19 in the fifth. Who did he beat?
Younes El Aynaoui
Reda El Amrani
Karim Alami
Hicham Arazi

10) At the 2005 Australian Open, this 15-year-old became the youngest male to win a junior Grand Slam title when he swept South Korea’s Kim Sun Yong.
Robin Haase
Carsten Ball
Donald Young
Lukas Lacko

11) In advance of the 2001 Australia Open, Martina Hingis announced that she would leave her current doubles partner and play with Monica Seles instead, leaving the former in tears. Who did Hingis ditch?
Jennifer Capriati
Elena Dementieva
Anna Kournikova
Amelie Mauresmo

12) Who holds the record for the most women’s singles titles in Australian Open history, with 11?
Steffi Graf
Chris Evert
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Margaret Smith Court

13) At the 1990 Australian Open, Pete Sampras went the distance in the first round, squeaking out a 12-10 fifth set over which American?
Leif Shiras
Tim Mayotte
David Wheaton
Jimmy Arias

14) Which duo became the first Chinese players to win a Grand Slam title when they won the doubles crown at the 2006 Aussie Open?
Na Li and Zheng Jie
Yan Zi and Peng Shuai
Yan Zi and Zheng Jie
Peng Shuai and Na Li

15) Who is the last Australian man to take home the singles crown?
Mark Edmondson
John Newcombe
Ken Rosewall
Pat Cash

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