What was the shortest-ever Grand Slam singles tennis final?

What was the shortest-ever Grand Slam singles tennis final? Many of the records relating to the shortest-ever Grand Slam singles tennis final in history were established well before the so-called ‘Open Era’, which began in April, 1968. Consequently, timings tend to be a little ‘hit-or-miss’ so, as a reference point, let’s start with the altogether one-sided ladies’ single final at the French Open in 1988. On that occasion, Steffi Graff took just 32 minutes – split into two sessions, of nine minutes and 23 minutes apiece – to defeat Natasha Zvereva 6-0, 6-0. I’d had sessions on meilleurs jeux au casino that have lasted longer than that. Sacré bleu!

However, if earlier records are to be believed, in the Wimbledon ladies’ final in 1922, Suzanne Lenglen need just 23 minutes to dispatch Molla Mallory 6-2, 6-0. Wimbledon was also the scene of the shortest match in the history of Grand Slam tennis, albeit not in the final. In the first round of the ladies’ singles in 1969, Briton Susan Tutt beat compatriot 6-2, 6-0 in just 20 minutes, before losing 6-0, 6-1 to foruth seed, and eventual champion, Ann Jones in the second round.

Of course, in Grand Slam singles, men play best-of-five, rather than best-of-three, matches; heading even further back in the annals of tennis history, in 1881, William Renshaw needed just 37 minutes to defeat reigning champion John Hartley 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 in the men’s singles final at Wimbledon.

In more recent (today in fact!) Tennis news, three time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka has reached the semi final of the Australian Open 2021 in just 66 short minutes. She has already won two Australian Opens and is just the third player in tennis history to win all four of her first four Grand Slam final matches. I wonder if I can emulate that level of success on australia online casino. Time will tell!

Which bowlers have taken 600 wickets in Test cricket?

Which bowlers have taken 600 wickets in Test cricket? On August 25, 2020, on the rain-affected fifth day of the third, and final, Test against Pakistan at the Rose Bowl, Southampton, England fast bowler James ‘Jimmy’ Anderson had Pakistani captain Azhar Ali caught at first slip; in so doing, Anderson made history by becoming the first bowler of his kind to reach 600 Test wickets.

Anderson was already the most successful fast bowler in Test history, having beaten the previous record for wickets taken, 563, set by Australian Glenn McGrath, when dismissing Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami at the Oval in September, 2018. He showed the level of skill that many online casino australia fans are keen to harness! Nevertheless, Anderson, who made his Test debut in 2003, joined an elite band of just three bowlers – interestingly, all of them exponents of the ‘dark art’ of wrist spin – to have previously reached the 600-wicket milestone in Test cricket.

Top of the all-time list of Test wicket-takers, by some way, is Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, with 800 wickets in 133 matches. Next best is Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne who, in 2006, became the first bowler to take 700 Test wickets and finished his career with 708 wickets in 145 matches. Third comes Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble with 619 wickets in 132 Test matches. All are talented individuals, who balanced commitment to their craft with their downtime. I have the latter part of that equation sorted when I’m chilling on www.leroijohnny.com/fr. The former aspect though is a work in progress! Muralitharan played his final Test against India at the Galle International Stadium, Sri Lanka in July, 2010. Immediately beforehand, Kumble, who had retired from cricket in November, 2008, said of him, ‘When you see that Murali has played exactly the same number of Tests as me and taken 173 wickets more, you begin to understand the magnitude of his achievement.’

how many female jockeys have taken part in the Grand National?

With the jewel in the crown of racing, The Grand National, just around the corner it’s high time we started talking about this prestigious event. There’s much old ground that could be gone over in terms of highlighting the history of the Grand National, but Betway and Katie Walsh have this year taken the angle of reminding us how far female jockeys have come over the years in racing, and the Grand National itself.

Following the well overdue passing of the Sex Discrimination in 1975, Charlotte Brew was the first woman to compete in the event (on 200-1 shot horse Barony Fort). What followed was 16 female jockeys total – and counting – over the following decades with household names like Nina Carberry, Katie Walsh,  and Rachael Blackmore all competing in more recent years. Young girls are now able to dream that one day they may  get to ride the winner of the Grand National and that can only be a good thing. Tune into the 2021 Grand National on Saturday April 10th.

How long did Michael Johnson hold the 400-metre world record?

How long did Michael Johnson hold the 400-metre world record? Michael Johnson was the preeminent figure in athletics in the Nineties and, such was his domination of the 400-metre event, arguably the greatest runner ever to compete at that distance.

In the 400-metre final at the World Athletics Championships at the Estadio Olímpico in Seville, Spain on August 26, 1999, Johnson produced a new world record time of 43.18 seconds.

In so doing, he beat the previous best, 43.29 seconds, set by fellow American Harry Lee Reynolds Jr., popularly known as ‘Butch’ Reynolds, in Zürich, Switzerland on August 17, 1988. Reynolds’ record was a significant improvement on the previous mark, 43.86 seconds, set by compatriot Lee Evans at the Mexico City Olympics on October 18, 1968; Evans’ record was set at an altitude of 7,349 feet and annotated as such in some record books, but nevertheless stood for nearly twenty years.

Achieved at low altitude – Seville is just 23 feet above sea level on average – Johnson’s record did not stand for quite so long, but it was not until August 14, 2016, nearly 17 years later, that is was finally broken. In the 400-metre final at the Rio de Janiero Olympics on August 14, 2016, South African Wayde van Niekerk won the gold medal in a new world record time of 43.03 seconds, 0.15 seconds faster than Johnson. Johnson described the result as ‘a massacre’ and speculated that van Niekerk, aged just 24 at the time, might be able to achieve what he could not by running 400 metres in less than 43 seconds.

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