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How sharp is your tennis knowledge?

Originally Published: December 30, 2010
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

It's that time of year. With the season over, it's time to reflect on another memorable season. But just how closely did you follow the game in 2010? Take our holiday quiz and test your tennis acuity.

1. Rafael Nadal achieved all the following major feats this season except:

A. The clay Slam (winning all three clay Masters and French Open)
B. The Channel Slam (French Open and Wimbledon back-to-back)
C. The career Slam (winning all four Slams at least once)
D. The Grand Slam (all four majors in the same year)

2. How many match points did Roger Federer hold in each of these losses this year?

A. Marcos Baghdatis at Indian Wells (3)
B. Tomas Berdych in Miami (1)
C. Novak Djokovic at the U.S. Open (2)
D. Gael Monfils at the Paris Masters (5)

3. Serena Williams played only six events this year but won two of them. Which were they?

A. Sydney
B. Australian Open
C. Rome
D. Madrid
E. French Open
F. Wimbledon

4. What did the following players have surgery on this season, causing them to miss significant parts of the year?

A. Serena Williams (toe)
B. Juan Martin del Potro (wrist)
C. Tommy Haas (hip)
D. Fernando Gonzalez (hip)

5. John Isner and Nicholas Mahut smashed a number of records with their 70-68 epic fifth set at Wimbledon, including the mark for longest match at 11 hours, 5 minutes. What was the previous record?

A. Fabrice Santoro def. Arnaud Clement, 2004 French Open, 6 hours, 33 minutes
B. Pancho Gonzalez def. Charlie Pasarell 1969 Wimbledon
C. John Newcombe def. Marty Reissen 1969 U.S. Open
D. Radek Stepanek def. Ivo Karlovic, 2009 Davis Cup

6. What was on Andy Roddick's mind as he watched the fifth set of Isner-Mahut?

A. "They're just trying to upstage my final against Federer last year."
B. "Wonder what brand of hairspray Mahut uses?"
C. "Seriously, doesn't anyone have to pee?" -- post on Twitter during the match

7. John Isner and Andy Roddick finished the season first and third in services games won during the season. Who was sandwiched between them?

A. Rafael Nadal
B. Tomas Berdych
C. Roger Federer

8. The Bryan brothers won the Australian and U.S. Opens, and went 11-0 in finals this year, but the most statistically and emotionally significant win of their year was at home in Los Angeles. Identify the significance of the following numbers in that win:

A. 100 (number of finals)
B. 62 (all-time record-setting title)
C. 6 (number of L.A. titles)
D. 25 (family members on hand to see their record-breaking win)

9. Venus Williams, as usual, had the fastest women's serve of the season. What was it clocked at?

A. 127.8
B. 128.6
C. 129.2

10. What was Tomas Berdych's record for the rest of the season after losing to Roger Federer in a third-set tiebreaker in Toronto?

A. 11-5
B. 5-11
C. 15-1

11. Robin Soderling reached the French Open final for the second straight year. What compliment did Nadal pay him before the final?

A. "I think he caused the biggest upset of all time last year."
B. "I think he is serving much better than last year."
C. "He has improved his personality from last year."

12. Five players won singles Grand Slams this year. Who was the oldest winner?

A. Rafael Nadal
B. Kim Clijsters
C. Serena Williams
D. Roger Federer
E. Francesca Schiavone

13. The following players all became first-time fathers this year. Who was the only one in the middle of a tournament at the time?

A. Carlos Moya
B. Tommy Haas
C. Gilles Simon (U.S. Open)
D. Michael Chang
E. Nicolas Kiefer
F. Stanislas Wawrinka

14. The following players had weddings this year. Pick the pair that married each other.

A. Bob Bryan/Alona Bondarenko
B. Jamie Murray/Martina Hingis
C. Radek Stepanek/Nicole Vaidisova
D. Janko Tipsarevic/Sania Mirza

15. Caroline Wozniacki reached the No. 1 ranking, the fifth player to do so without a Grand Slam title. Which of the previous four was the first?

A. Kim Clijsters
B. Jelena Jankovic
C. Dinara Safina
D. Amelie Mauresmo

16. Which of these former No. 1s ended the year with the lowest ranking?

A. Venus Williams
B. Jelena Jankovic
C. Ana Ivanovic
D. Dinara Safina (No. 63)
E. Maria Sharapova

17. Forty-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm scored how many wins over former No. 1s this season?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3 (Dinara Safina twice, Maria Sharapova once)
D. 4

18. There are six teenagers in the year-end WTA Top 100. How many players in the year-end WTA Top 100 are 30 or over?

A. 5
B. 6
C. 7 Venus Williams (30), Francesca Schiavone (30), Patty Schnyder (32), Kimiko Date Krumm (40), Tamarine Tanasugarn (33), Greta Arn (31), Jill Craybas (36)
D. 8

19. Tommy Haas became a citizen of which country in 2010?

A. United States
B. Jamaica
C. Argentina
D. Japan

20. How many of Justine Henin's seven losses in 2010 were to Kim Clijsters?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

21. Which award did Kim Clijsters not win in 2010?

A. ITF world champion (Caroline Wozniacki)
B. WTA Player of the Year
C. Belgian Sportswoman of the Year

22. What did Serbia's team do to celebrate its Davis Cup victory?

A. Fill the Cup with champagne
B. Dance with Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic
C. Shave their heads on court
D. Make Novak Djokovic sing the national anthem

23. Novak Djokovic reached a Grand Slam final for the first time in over two years at the U.S. Open. How many games away was he from losing in the first round?

A. 2
B. 4
C. 6

24. Elena Dementieva's retirement left just one Russian in the WTA top 10. Who is it?

A. Maria Sharapova
B. Svetlana Kuznetsova
C. Vera Zvonareva
D. Nadia Petrova

25. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have combined to win 25 of the past 30 Slams. Identify the players who have broken the drought at the following tournaments:

A. 2003 U.S. Open (Andy Roddick)
B. 2004 French Open (Gaston Gaudio)
C. 2005 Australian Open (Marat Safin)
D. 2008 Australian Open (Novak Djokovic)
E. 2009 U.S. Open (Juan Martin del Potro)

Kamakshi Tandon is a freelance tennis writer for ESPN.com.