September 14, 2013

Q TIME: LEANDER PAES


THE AGELESS WONDER AT THE GRAND SLAMS


Original: Sports Pulse

(1) Leander Paes won his 14th Grand Slam last week when he and his partner Radek Stepanek beat the pair of Peya & Soares last week at the US Open. In which year did he win his first grand slam and who was his partner?
1997 & Martin Damm
1998 & Lukas Dlouhy
1999 & Mahesh Bhupathi
2000 & David Riki


(2) When was the last time that Paes did not feature in the finals of any grand slam in a calendar year in both Doubles and Mixed Doubles categories?
1998
2002
2006
2010


(3) In terms of numbers, which has been Leander's most successful grand slam in Men's Doubles category?
Australian Open
Wimbeldon
French Open
US Open


(4) When was the only time that Paes met his former partner and fellow Indian Mahesh Bhupathi in the finals of a Men's grand slam tournament?
US Open 2007
US Open 2008
US Open 2009
US Open 2010


(5) How many times has Leander faced the pair of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the finals of grand slams?
Six
Five
Seven
Eight


(6) Apart from Mahesh, Paes has played in the finals of grand slams with four other partners, namely David Riki, Martin Damm, Lukas Dlouhy and Radek Stepanek. To which country do these guys belong to?
Czech Republic
Slav Republic
Serbia
Croatia


(7) Name the former Women's No 1 with whom Paes has won two Mixed Doubles titles.
Billie Jean King
Martina Hingis
Steffi Graf
Martina Navratilova


(8) Who has been Leander's most successful female partner in grand slams?
Lisa Raymond
Martina Navratilova
Cara Black
Elena Vesnina


(9) Apart from two Men's Doubles trophies, Paes also won a Mixed Doubles title in the year 1999 at the Wimbeldon. Who was his partner here?
Lisa Raymond
Martina Navratilova
Cara Black
Elena Vesnina


(10) Which is the only grand slam which Leander Paes has not won in the Mixed Doubles category?
French Open
Australian Open
Wimbeldon
US Open