Grab your racquet and hit the court! The more you know the sport of tennis, the better you'll be able to name these five major players. Lob your guesses over the net, and good luck.



Björn Borg

publication date: Friday, July 22, 2011

category: Sports

clue: retirement is futile

explanation: Borg retired early at age 26, then made a failed comeback in this thirties. The clue was a play on "resistance is futile," the signature phrase of the Borg in Star Trek. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, and Steve Dunn


Chris Evert

publication date: Thursday, July 21, 2011

category: Sports

clue: just as committed to golf and skiing as to tennis

explanation: Evert was married to tennis player John Lloyd, skiier Andy Mill, and golfer Greg Norman. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, and Elaine Beckland


Steffi Graf

publication date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

category: Sports

clue: Germany's greatest

explanation: Graf was a German player frequently ranked as the best female tennis player in history. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Scott Horowitz, and Elaine Beckland


Li Na

publication date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

category: Sports

clue: China's grandest

explanation: Chinese-born Li was the first Asian tennis player to win a Grand Slam, in 2011. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Scott Horowitz, and Elaine Beckland


Rafael Nadal

publication date: Monday, July 18, 2011

category: Sports

clue: who's the king of clay?

explanation: Nadal was known for his mastery of clay courts, earning the nickname "the King of Clay." more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Scott Horowitz, and Elaine Beckland


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