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8 tennis world records you probably didn’t know

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Since Wimbledon is coming up soon (and obviously we will be placing a few bets ourselves!) – we thought we’d compile a list of some of the most amazing tennis records we could find. Below we list eight of the best.

The quickest Tennis tennis serve recorded: The fastest tennis serve which was recorded in a competitive tennis game was a super-fast serve by former #1 ranked tennis player Andy Roddick (USA) in the semi-final of the 2004 Davis Cup. The ball speed was clocked 155mph. His victim was Vladimir Voltchkov.

The most Grand Slam tennis titles won by a man16 Grand slam wins for Federer, while “Pistol” Pete Sampras won amazing fourteen Grand Slams in his career.

Most Grand Slam Tournament Singles Titles Won by a Woman: Margaret Court (AUS) has this amazing record with an unrivalled 24 Grand Slam singles titles. Court also has won 19 Grand Slam doubles titles and twenty one mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. A statistic which will surely endure for a while.

Most earnings in Tennis: Federer with $62,000,000. Pete Sampras in 2nd place with a meagre $42,000,000.

Longest Tennis Match Ever: The Wimbledon Tennis Championship 2010 was the scene of the longest tennis game in history, between John Isner (America) and Nicolas Mahut (Fr). The match duration was 11 hours & five mins and smashed a number records. The 5th set endured a phenomenal eight hours, eleven mins, and set a world record for the most games in a set, at 138. John Isner took the record for the most aces served in a match (with 103).

Most Wimbledon Tennis Championship Final Defeats: Former tennis Champion Chris Evert holds the unfortunate record of the most Wimbledon final defeats – she lost six of seven finals against Czechoslovakian Martina Navratilova. Unlucky Chris!

Highest Career Win/Loss ratio: Maybe not so unlucky Chris Evert! US tennis champ Chris Evert’s total career win–loss ratio in singles matches of 1,309–146 (.900) is the best ratio of any tennis player in tennis history. That’s a sick record!

Shortest grand slam final: Back in the 1988 French Open Steffi Graf achieved a walkover defeat of Natasha Zvereva – winning 6-0, 6-0 in just thirty two minutes – an amazing but short show for spectators!

What are your favourite / most memorable tennis records / memories?

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