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Tennis is the world's largest individual sport. Perhaps that's why this sport is characterized by so many iconic moments and great tennis players, such as Björn Borg, the Williams sisters, Roger Federer (see poster), our very own Caroline Wozniacki  (see poster) and many more. On the tennis court, you can't hide, as the legend Pete Sampras said. Tennis is characterized by the long, nerve-wracking duels, which give our category of graphic tennis posters a particularly beautiful expression.



Tennis Posters with Iconic Moments

Tennis is a popular sport worldwide. Therefore, we also share many collective memories from the greatest moments in the sport. Which fan doesn't remember Federer and Nadal's many legendary Wimbledon encounters (see Roger Federer poster),Wozniacki's Australian Open victory (see Caroline Wozniacki poster), or the Williams sisters' superior skills on clay and grass? Our catalog of graphic tennis posters features famous moments from Wimbledon, Australia Open, and more to come.

A Modern Sports Poster

With THE PLAY®, you get a modern sports poster that fits perfectly into your home. Our posters offer a chance for sophisticated and stylish decoration, where the man of the house can still be involved. The artwork is created in a timeless design that combines simple geometry with strong visual interpretations. The Nordic minimalist style reinvents the traditional sports poster in a format that visualizes the athletes' performance and captivates the viewer.

10 Quick Facts about Tennis
  1. Yellow tennis balls were first used at Wimbledon in 1986.
  2. The fastest serve in tennis was recorded by Venus Williams at 205 km/h and John Isner at 255 km/h.
  3. Henry "Bunny" Austin was the first player to wear shorts at Wimbledon in 1932.
  4. Wimbledon is the only major tournament still played on grass.
  5. Margaret Court holds the record for most Grand Slam titles with 24.
  6. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal each have 20 Grand Slam titles, with Novak Djokovic on 17.
  7. Venus and Serena Williams became the first siblings to win Olympic gold in tennis.
  8. The Royal Tennis Court in London is the world's oldest tennis court from 1529 – and is still in use.
  9. The fastest Grand Slam final lasted only 34 minutes between Steffi Graf and Natasha Zvereva at the French Open in 1988. Graf won 6-0, 6-0.
  10. Maria Sharapova's on-court scream has officially been measured at 101 decibels, which is louder than a motorcycle or a small plane.
The Greatest Tennis Players

Tennis's greatest icons sparkle among a sea of great stars, including names like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Pete Sampras, Novak Djokovic, Björn Borg, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Margaret Court, Venus and Serena Williams, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, in addition to our very own Carolina Wozniacki. Who among these is the best player ever is a debate that can never be settled. But one thing is certain: these men and women changed the sport and created memories for generations worldwide.

The History of Tennis

Tennis can be traced back to medieval France under the name jeu-de-paume, which did not use rackets. Various types of bats were introduced until modern tennis was launched in England in the late 19th century. In 1877, the first official tennis tournament was held at Wimbledon by The All England Croquet Club with almost the same rules as today.

Until the 1960s, professional tennis players played in traveling troupes that recruited the best amateurs, including several Wimbledon champions. It wasn't until 1968, when the British amateur association decided to open its tournaments to all players, that public interest really grew. Thus, the prize money for the Wimbledon champion increased from £2000 in 1968 to today's £3 million. During this period, the number of tennis players in the world more than doubled, and in Denmark, it quadrupled.

Danish Moments

Great Danish tennis names include Sofie Castenschiold (1882-1979), who won Olympic silver in 1912, and Kurt Nielsen, who twice reached the final at Wimbledon (1953 and 1955). The best Danish rankings in the world rankings in singles (introduced in 1973) are Kenneth Carlsen at No. 41 in 1993 and Caroline Wozniacki at No. 1 in 2010. Wozniacki has won over 30 singles titles in her career, including a Grand Slam, a WTA Finals, and two WTA Tour doubles, and is Denmark's greatest tennis name of all time. In the doubles category, Denmark has also achieved great results. The biggest came in 2012, when Frederik Løchte Nielsen, the grandson of Kurt Nielsen, together with Jonathan Murray, received a wildcard to play men's doubles at the Wimbledon Championships 2012, which they ended up winning.

In recent times, we also have great talents on the world stage, including Holger Rune, who at the end of 2019 was No. 1 in the junior world rankings, and Clara Tauson, who is ranked No. 188 in the world rankings at the age of just 17.