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Test Your Knowledge of Wimbledon and Tennis History
The tennis tournament Wimbledon was first held on July 9 in what year?

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1. The tennis tournament Wimbledon was first held on July 9 in what year?
   1600
   1750
   1802
   1877
   1950
2. In what country was tennis created?
   France
   Spain
   Great Britain
   United States
   Portugal
3. The method of scoring in tennis is based on what?
   Wagon Wheel
   Clock Face
   Cricket
   Field Hockey
   Astronomy
4. At the second Wimbledon the prior champion lost due to what new and groundbreaking stroke?
   Backhand
   Overhand
   Lob
   Upside
   Overside
5. When was a women's tournament started at Wimbledon?
   1870
   1884
   1900
   1920
   1960
6. Wimbledon is the only major tennis tournament played on what surface?
   Grass
   Clay
   Asphalt
   Hard court
   Sand
7. On September 20, 1973, Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in what highly publicized game?
   Old vs New
   The Game of the Ages
   Mixed Singles
   Disco Tour
   Battle of the Sexes
8. Who was the first African-American player to win Wimbledon, as well as the U.S. and Australian Opens?
   Arthur Ashe
   James Blake
   Serena Williams
   Sloane Stephens
   Althea Gibson
9. What year did Althea Gibson become the first African-American to compete in a U.S. national tournament?
   1900
   1920
   1950
   1970
   1990
10. What French event had its origins on the tennis court?
   Bastille Day
   Waterloo
   VE Day
   The Marne
   Thanksgiving