Who or what appeared at Centre Court for the first time in 1981?
- A mere 104 years after the first Wimbledon tournament was held.
In addition to lawn tennis, what sport did the All England Club originally play host to when it was founded in 1868?
- The club's full name is the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Which player is the all time winningest singles player in Wimbledon history, with nine titles?
- Navratilova owned the women's tournament in the 1980s, winning six straight titles from 19821987.
In 1907, Australia's Norman Brookes became the first champion from overseas to win the men's title. Since then how many men from Great Britain have won the tournament?
- Arthur Gore (1908, 1909) and Fred Perry (1934-36).
The third time was a charm for this women's singles champion, who beat Nathalie Tauziat in 1998's Wimbledon final after previous losses in the finals to Steffi Graf in 1993 and Martina Hingis in 1997.
- It was the first Grand Slam title for Novotna in her 11-year career.
When Jacco Eltingh and Paul Haarhuis captured the mens doubles title in 1998, it broke the five-year winning streak of what duo?
- No other doubles team has won five straight Wimbledon titles.
This eight-time women's Wimbledon champion whose serious demeanor on the court earned her the nickname "Little Miss Pokerface" died on New Year's Day in 1998. Who was she?
- Moody, who was voted Female Athlete of the Year in 1935 by the Associated Press, died at the age of 92 in Carmel, California.
What October 1940 disaster destroyed 1,200 seats and caused damages to the grounds that took workers nine years to repair?
- The All England Club served several military functions during WWII, including a home to fire and ambulance service.
What makes the courts at Wimbledon unique among Grand Slam locales?
- Wimbledon is the last Grand Slam event played on grass.
Who is the youngest men's singles champion at Wimbledon ever?
- The young German won the first of his three titles in 1985 at the age of 17 years and 227 days.