Which Tennis Star Are You?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Which Tennis Star Are You?
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About This Quiz

You might never be a Billie Jean King or a Jimm Connors, but there's no doubt that you have game on the tennis court. Once you return the serve of our questions, the current tennis pro you're most like will be obvious. The question is — are you most like the famous player that you've always admired? Or, are you like the one you dislike the most? 

Throughout this quiz, we're going to take a look at your competitive side, your courtside observations and your knack for lobbing your way to victory. You don't have to have a legendary backhand to find out which pro you are, but you do have to the willingness to get in there and fight like Venus Williams taking on a ref. After you've filled us in on your tennis preferences and your favorite picks, we'll know which giant you resemble most on the court of life. 

Will you be a focused legend like Roger Federer, or will you be an intense workhorse like Naomi Osaka? Read each question carefully, and make the choice that you relate with the most. Then, and only then, can we compare you to the tennis star who shares most of your traits. Which one will it be?


01_tennis_racket When's the last time you dusted off your racket?
It was way back in high school.
I don't play tennis; I just like to watch it.
It wasn't that long ago.
I think it was last spring or summer.

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02_tennis ball machine How would you fare up against a tennis ball machine set on high?
I could handle it.
I wouldn't do well with a tennis ball machine set at any speed.
That tennis ball machine would live to regret the day it met me.
I would do better on a slower setting.

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03_Wimbledon Where are you planning to watch Wimbledon this year?
I haven't thought about it yet.
I'm hoping to be courtside!
I'll have a watch party with friends.
I prefer watching the U.S. Open instead.

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04_AndreAgassi If you could play a match against one of these tennis legends, who would you choose?
John McEnroe
Serena Williams
Martina Navratilova
Andre Agassi

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05_competitive How would your closest friend describe your competitive streak?
Nonexistent
Fierce
Unhealthy
Normal

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06_tennis shoes What kind of tennis shoes would you sport on the court?
Adidas
New Balance
Nike
YONEX

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07_grass Would you rather play a set on asphalt or grass?
Grass
Asphalt

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08_Badminton Which of these sports do you like almost as much as tennis?
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling

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09_tennis net Your lob goes straight into the net — what's your reaction?
No worries! I'll get the arch right next time.
I've never been so disappointed in myself.
It did not! You need some glasses.
I'm going to practice it 600 times until I get it right.

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10_training If you knew you had a match coming up, how would you prepare yourself?
I would hit the court every day.
I'll put in a few extra laps to up my endurance.
I was born ready!
First, I'll have to learn how to hold the racket.

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11_Naomi Osaka Would you say your temperament is more like Venus Williams or Naomi Osaka?
I think I'm more like Naomi Osaka.
I'm more upfront like Venus Williams.

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12_tennis doubles Who would you want to be your partner for a doubles match?
My life partner
A trained professional
My bestie
I wish I could clone myself.

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13_gym To stay court ready, you hit the gym at least three times a week, right?
I go more often than that.
I never go to the gym, but I do work out a few times a week.
I sure do.
I'm lucky if I make it three times a year.

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14_volleyball Are you as good at volleyball as you are at tennis?
I'm better at hand ball.
I've never tried volleyball.
I'm better at tennis than volleyball.
Volleyball is much easier for me.

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15_Elise Mertens Did you accurately predict the 2019 U.S. Open winners?
I did! I knew Rafael Nadal would win.
I can't remember who won.
I predicted that Elisa Mertens would go far, and she did.
My favorites took second place.

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16_good sport Are you a good sport when you lose?
Nope! I'm a sulky mess.
I do my best.
After I get over my loss, I am.
It depends how bad I lost.

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17_base jumping Would you be willing to try an extreme sport like base jumping?
No, but thanks for asking.
YOLO!
I'll stick to the court.
I might go ziplining or something.

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18_tennis yell Have you ever had a John McEnroe or Venus Williams-sized meltdown?
Yup! I'm passionate about everything I do.
I'm not that over the top.
Who hasn't?
I like to think I handle things with a little more maturity.

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19_tennis audience Where's the best place to sit when you're watching a match?
My couch
I like to sit near the middle court.
It's best to sit behind a player.
I think you get the best view when you're up high enough to see the whole court.

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20_tennis backhand What rating would you give your backhand skills?
Fair to midlands
As good as it gets
Better than anyone
Still learning

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21_hard In your opinion, what's the hardest part of playing tennis?
The amount of running is hard on the knees.
All that swinging makes my elbow hurt.
I'm terrible at judging distances.
The hardest part is remembering all the rules.

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22_girls v guys Do you think male or female tennis stars are more fun to watch?
They're both great!
I learn more from men's tennis.
Women are more exciting.
I only watch the rising stars; it doesn't matter if they're male or female.

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23_packed stands Could you handle the pressure of playing for packed stands?
I have a hard time playing when Jim the maintenance guy is around.
It's exhilarating!
It would make me uncomfortable, but I could do it.
The spectators at the country club are enough for me.

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24_tennis whites Do you prefer traditional tennis whites, or are you a fan of the more colorful versions?
I don't pay attention to that stuff. I'm all about the game.
I love the newer versions.
What's wrong with a t-shirt and yoga pants?
Traditional whites are much more my style.

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25_Serena Williams Which retired tennis player would you like to see come back to the game?
Chris Evert
Serena Williams
Pete Sampras
Bjorn Borg

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26_high school tennis Were you a member of your high school's tennis team?
No, I learned to play somewhere else.
I was!
No, but I used to go to a lot of matches.
I'm not sure we had a tennis team.

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27_tennis ref How often do you think professional tennis refs make the wrong call?
It's very rare.
It happens once in a while.
It happens more than you think.
It never happens.

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28_tennis friends Where would you take a group of friends to play tennis?
The gym
The local country club
A neighborhood court
My backyard

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29_tv When you watch a game on TV, do you turn the sound off?
No, I love hearing the players make guttural noises.
The sound of the ball is soothing.
It's better with the sound off.
I don't watch tennis on TV.

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30_tennis win What's your reaction when your favorite player wins?
It makes me smile.
I collect on the bet I made.
I jump up and down.
It's time to throw a party.

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