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1. What is the order in which these four major tournaments (called as 'Grand Slams') are held every year?
A French Open, Australian Open, US Open, Wimbledon Championship
B US Open, Wimbledon Championship, French Open, Australian Open
C Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon Championship, US Open
D Wimbledon Championship, French Open, US Open, Australian Open

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Australian Open is the first major tournament which is held in Jan. Next is the French Open held in the months of May-June immediately followed by Wimbledon in June-July and finally ends with US Open that happens in Aug-Sep time period.
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2. What is a Golden Slam?
A Winning all the four major tennis tournaments in the same year.
B Winning all the four major tennis tournaments in one's career which need not necessarily be consecutive.
C Winning all the four major tennis tournaments and Olympics in the same year.
D Winning all the four major tennis tournaments in two consecutive years.

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Steffi Graf is the only person to achieve this feat in the same year. In 1988, she won Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon Championships, US Open and the gold medal in Seoul Olympics.
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3. Choose the correct combination of tennis tournament and type of court on which they are played:
A Wimbledon Championships - clay
B French Open - grass
C US Open - clay
D Australian Open - hard court

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Australian Open and US Open are played on hard courts.
Wimbledon is played on grass court.
French Open is played on clay court.
Correct Answer: D
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4. Who won the last Grand Slam (four majors in one calendar year) in Men's Singles and Women's Singles respectively?
A Rod Laver, Steffi Graf
B Roger Federer, Martina Hingis
C Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams
D Roger Federer, Venus Williams

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Rod Laver (Australia) is the last player to win Men's Singles in all the four major tournaments in 1969. This was his second Grand Slam, the first one being in 1962.
Steffi Graf (West Germany) is the last player to win the Women's Singles in all the four major tournaments in 1988. She went on to win the gold medal in the Olympics the same year.
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5. To visually track the path of a ball, a complex computer system is used in tennis and other sports. What is it called?
A Electronic line judge
B Hawk-Eye
C Cyclops

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The Hawk-Eye visually tracks the path of the ball and displays a record of its most statistically likely path as a moving image. It is used in cricket also to predict the future path of a ball in motion.
Cyclops is a computer system which is used on the ATP and WTA professional tennis tours to help determine whether a serve is in or out.
Correct Answer: B
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