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Wimbledon's Christmas Quiz - Part 1

The 2013 Champions Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli
by Mark Hodgkinson
Thursday 19 December 2013

How good is your knowledge of what happened at Wimbledon this year? Take part 1 of Wimbledon.com's Christmas quiz and find out...

1. Which singles player dozed in a chair before playing his or her semi-final at this year's Championships, only waking up from their nap half an hour before going on court?

2. What percentage of the public vote did the victorious Andy Murray receive for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award?

3. When Sue Barker told Andy Murray during an on-court interview that the last game of the final had been "torturous to watch", how did Britain's first male singles champion for 77 years respond? 

4. Once again this year, Sabine Lisicki beat a reigning French Open champion, with her fourth-round victory over Serena Williams. In previous years, which players have won La Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in Paris, before crossing the Channel to lose to Lisicki at Wimbledon?

5. After beating Rafael Nadal in the opening round, how deep did Belgium's Steve Darcis go in the tournament?

6. Which player, after experiencing a shocking defeat, politely waited for their opponent to gather his belongings? And then signed autographs on the way out?

7. Which player, renting a room in a house in Wimbledon Village, prepared for the greatest moment of his career by eating a pot of chocolate spread that the family's children had left outside his door?

8. Bob and Mike Bryan promised before The Championships that they would "go to Wimbledon and give it hell". By winning the doubles title, they completed what was known as the Bryans Slam - what had they achieved?

9. What was the shot that made Andy Murray smile when preparing for The Championships at Queen's Club?

10. How did Andy Murray know that Ivan Lendl was nervous on the day of the final?

11. Soon after The Championships, who did Maria Sharapova hire as her new coach (their working relationship would last just one match)? 

12. Which singles player claims to have an IQ of 175, which would make her brainier than Plato, Beethoven, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking?

13. Who became known as 'Doris Becker', as a tribute to her powerful serving, during The Championships?

14. Andy Murray was the first British man to win Wimbledon wearing which item of clothing? 

15. Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro's match was the longest semi-final ever played at the All England Club. What was the running time?

16. No American men reached the third round of this year's Championships. When was the last time that happened?

17. Who said, "It's incredibly disappointing, it's like a little cloud. I feel every time I walk into the home I'm like a little sad. Like I look in her room, she always had music in the morning, and we kind of always dance in the morning. She's definitely really missed."

18. Who became famous with One Direction fans after Harry Styles started following her on Twitter? 

19. Which player did John McEnroe describe as "the real deal"? 

20. Which qualifier, who used to travel around Europe in a camper van, cried after beating a former champion?

ANSWERS: 
1. Marion Bartoli, the eventual women's champion. 
2. 56. 
3. "Well, just imagine playing it." 
4. Li Na, Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova. 
5. He didn't play, withdrawing from his second-round match because of injury. 
6. Rafael Nadal. 
7. Sergiy Stakhovsky, before beating Roger Federer in the second round. 
8. They simultaneously held all four grand slams and the Olympic title. 
9. During a doubles match, as part of the 'Rally Against Cancer' exhibition organised by Ross Hutchins, Murray struck his coach Ivan Lendl with a forehand. 
10. He was talking nonsense on the practice court. 
11. Jimmy Connors. 
12. Marion Bartoli. 
13. Sabine Lisicki. 
14. Shorts. 
15. Four hours and 43 minutes. 
16. 1912. 
17. Serena Williams, talking about her sister Venus, who missed the tournament because of injury. 
18. Laura Robson. 
19. Jerzy Janowicz, a semi-finalist. 
20. Dustin Brown, after beating Lleyton Hewitt. 


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