How well do you know Wimbledon? Try the AP’s quiz about the grass-court Grand Slam tournament

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — How well do you know Wimbledon, the Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins Monday on the grass courts of the All England Club? Give this AP quiz a try:

1st Round: Williams sisters

Neither Serena Williams, who played the last match of her career in 2022, nor Venus Williams, who has participated in just seven matches over the past 12 months, is entered in Wimbledon this year. When was the last time the tournament was held without at least one of the sisters — who have combined to win 12 singles championships at the All England Club — in the field?

a.) 1994

b.) 1996

c.) 2004

d.) 2006

2nd Round: Young champions

Who was the youngest man to win the Wimbledon singles championship in the Open era, which began in 1968?

a.) Carlos Alcaraz

b.) Bjorn Borg

c.) Boris Becker

d.) Andre Agassi

3rd Round: Coco Gauff and first-time Grand Slam champions

When Coco Gauff won the U.S. Open last year, she became the most recent woman to win her first Grand Slam singles title, two months after Marketa Vondrousova did it at Wimbledon. How many women have won at least one major trophy in the Open era?

a.) 45

b.) 50

c.) 55

d.) 60

4th Round: Andy Murray

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray recently played in his 1,000th ATP Tour match. Which of the following active players also has reached that milestone?

a.) Grigor Dimitrov

b.) Richard Gasquet

c.) Stan Wawrinka

d.) Gael Monfils

Quarterfinals: Iga Swiatek

No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek’s best Wimbledon showing was making it to the quarterfinals in 2023. She is unbeaten in title matches at other majors, going 5-0 so far, including a victory at the French Open in June. In the Open era, which of the following pairs of players are the only women to begin their careers with more consecutive wins in Grand Slam finals?

a.) Margaret Court and Monica Seles

b.) Steffi Graf and Billie Jean King

c.) Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova

d.) Serena Williams and Venus Williams

Semifinals: Beating members of the top 10

Who was the last woman to defeat three opponents ranked in the top 10 during one Wimbledon fortnight?

a.) Ons Jabeur

b.) Serena Williams

c.) Garbiñe Muguruza

d.) Angelique Kerber

Final: The Big Four at Wimbledon

Before Carlos Alcaraz’s triumph last year, when was the last time someone other than Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray — a quartet sometimes referred to as the Big Four — won the men’s singles championship at Wimbledon?

a.) 2008

b.) 2005

c.) 2002

d.) 1999


1st Round. b. Venus Williams made her debut at Wimbledon in 1997; Serena Williams made her tournament debut the following year. Since then, the only times one missed the event (which wasn’t held in 2020, because of the coronavirus pandemic), the other was there — until now.

2nd Round. c. Becker was 17 when he won Wimbledon in 1985 — and he was also the second-youngest, winning again a year later at 18. Borg was a younger 20 in 1976 than Alcaraz was in 2023.

3rd Round. d. Gauff was the 60th woman to earn a Grand Slam singles title in the professional era. Of them, 32 have won at least two.

4th Round. b. Gasquet, who turned 38 this month, went into Wimbledon qualifying with 1,004 matches for his career.

Quarterfinals. a. Court went 8-0 in major finals at the start of the Open era, although she previously lost Slam finals in the amateur era. Seles started her career 6-0.

Semifinals. a. Jabeur did it last year at the All England Club en route to finishing as the runner-up to Marketa Vondrousova. Jabeur eliminated No. 9 Petra Kvitova in the fourth round, No. 3 Elena Rybakina in the quarterfinals and No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals. The previous woman to get past a trio of top 10 foes at Wimbledon was Serena Williams in 2012.

Final. c. Lleyton Hewitt defeated David Nalbandian in straight sets 22 years ago. After that, Federer won the event a men’s-record eight times, Djokovic won it seven times, and Nadal and Murray each won it twice. Alcaraz ended the streak by defeating Djokovic in last year’s final.


Howard Fendrich has been the AP’s tennis writer since 2002. Find his stories here:


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