1. Housed in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, ‘The Death of Hyacinth’ (1752-1753) contains what is considered to be the first pictorial representation of tennis, containing a stringed raquet and three tennis balls. Which Venetian artist painted it?
2. James Van Alen, who died in 1991, founded the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum at the Newport Casino, Rhode Island, the largest tennis museum in the world, but is best remembered for introducing which rule change into the game?
3. Who was the Norwegian-born American tennis player who won a bronze medal for the women’s singles at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm and is, to date, the only person to have won 8 US Open (then known as US Championship) singles titles?
4. Jaroslav Drobný, who won three Grand Slam singles titles between 1951 and 1954, including his defeat of Ken Rosewall in the final at Wimbledon in 1954, also represented his native Czechoslovakia in which team sport?
5. In 1988, the Australian Open moved from the grass courts at Kooyong to a new Rebound Ace hardcourt venue called Flinders Park (now Melbourne Park). Who is the only person to have won Australian Open singles titles at both venues?
6. The centre court at Roland Garros is named after Philippe Chatrier, a former head of the French Tennis Federation. After which female tennis player, nicknamed ‘La Divine’ by the French press and the winner of 31 Grand Slam titles between 1914 and 1926, is the secondary court named?
7. Which Bostonian won each of the first seven US Open men’s singles titles from 1881 to 1887, not dropping a single set in the entirety of his first three championships, and after his retirement from lawn tennis became the US real tennis champion in 1892?
8. Which Ecuadorian tennis-player of the 1940s and 1950s, born in 1921 and remembered for his bow-legged stance, a result of childhood rickets, was one of the few successful male tennis players to have used a two-handed forehand, a shot that his rival Jack Kramer later claimed was "the greatest single shot ever produced in tennis"?
9. What is the name of the tennis club in Forest Hills, Queens that was home to the US Open from 1915 until it moved to its current home at Flushing Meadows in 1978?
10. Which doubles specialist was the oldest of the ‘Four Musketeers’ who led France to six successive Davis Cup triumphs between 1927 and 1932 and the only one of the four never to win a Grand Slam singles title?
11. Who was John McEnroe’s partner when he won his only mixed-doubles grand slam title at the French Open in 1977?
12. Which sportsman won the Australian Open Mixed Doubles title with fellow Australian Samantha Stosur in 2005 and went on to win his first professional golf title in February this year when he triumphed at the New South Wales PGA Championship on the Von Nida Tour?
13. Fred Perry is famously is the last British player to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title in 1936, but which player, who reached the final the following year before losing to Don Budge, was the last British player to compete in a Wimbledon men’s singles final?
14. What is the name of the Hampshire-based company that developed the Hawk-Eye ball tracking technology, used in tennis and other ball sports, in 2001?
15. Only two qualifiers have ever reached the semi-final stage in the men’s singles at Wimbledon. The first was John McEnroe in 1977. Which Belarusian, who had won the Wimbledon Juniors title in 1996, became the second person to do so in 2000 before losing to the eventual winner, Pete Sampras?
16. Won by Tomáš Berdych in 2007, the Gerry Weber Open is considered one of the most important warm up tournaments in the run-up to Wimbledon. In which German town is it contested?
17. The only person to represent Nazi Germany in a Grand Slam final, which male tennis player was the losing finalist in three successive Wimbledon tournaments between 1935 and 1937, but was jailed in 1938 after being found guilty of a homosexual relationship with a young Jewish actor and singer?
18. What was the name assumed by the professional tennis player Richard Raskind after undergoing a sex change operation in 1975? As a woman she reached the ladies’ doubles final at the US Open in 1977 with Betty Ann Stuart.
19. Although he never reached the Wimbledon men’s singles final, Tim Henman did compete in the final of the warm-up competition, the Queen’s Club Championships, on three occasions. He was defeated by Pete Sampras in the 1999 final and by which player in both the 2001 and 2002 finals?
20. Prior to Mary Pierce in 2000, which Algerian-born tennis player, who defeated the Australian Lesley Turner Bowrey in the 1967 final, was the last person representing France to win the ladies’ singles title at the French Open?
1. GIOVANNI BATTISTA TIEPOLO
2. THE TIE BREAKER
3. MOLLA MALLORY
4. ICE HOCKEY
5. MATS WILANDER
6. SUZANNE LENGLEN
7. RICHARD SEARS
8. PANCHO SEGUERA
9. WEST SIDE TENNIS CLUB
10. JACQUES BRUGNON
11. MARY CARILLO
12. SCOTT DRAPER
13. HENRY ‘BUNNY’ AUSTIN
14. ROKE MANOR RESEARCH LIMITED
15. VLADIMIR VOLTCHKOV
17. GOTTFRIED VON CRAMM
18. RENÉE RICHARDS
19. LLEYTON HEWITT
20. FRANÇOISE DURR