Boris Becker won his first Wimbledon tournament in 1985, at the age of 17. His Wimbledon victory earned Becker the title of the youngest men's champion in the history of tennis.
After making a big name for himself as a young professional with his Wimbledon victory in 1985, Becker won five additional Grand Slam championships and accumulated 49 career singles titles. Becker, who was born in Leimen, Germany, in 1967, began playing tennis competitively at the age of 8. He turned pro in 1984 and beat eighth-seeded player Kevin Curran in four sets to attain his first Wimbledon win. Becker also won Wimbledon in 1986 and 1989.Learn More
On an indoor tennis court in France on June 20, 1789, members of the Estates-General took a vow not to disband until a new constitution was put into place for France. The group, known as the Third Estate, the lower echelon of the Estates-General national assembly, took this vow because of the problems related to the reign of France's King Louis XVI.Full Answer >
According to the International Tennis Federation, a foot fault is an infraction that occurs during a player's serve. In an official match, foot faults will result in the player losing the point in which the fault occurred.Full Answer >
As of June 2014, Monica Seles is not married. Seles, who is 40 years old as of 2014, is engaged to Tom Glisano, who is a 72-year-old billionaire.Full Answer >
Roger Federer has one sister named Diana Federer but does not have any brothers. Roger Federer is a famous tennis player born in Basel, Switzerland on Aug. 8, 1981.Full Answer >