I promise that I woke up today without any intention of writing about one syndicated game show created by Merv Griffin, let alone two. But anytime "Jeopardy" has a category called "Tennis, Anyone?" on the same day that I find out Vanna White spells racquet with a "q," plans change.
On Tuesday's episode of the venerable TV quiz show, Alex Trebek introduced a tennis category to what we can only assume were three non-tennis fans. (They left the category for last.) Regardless, the contestants did well, answering four of the five questions correctly.
$1000 (daily double):
Answers: Australian Open, Venus & Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Martina Hingis & Martina Navratilova.
Nobody answered the Federer question correctly which is understandable. Including Wawrinka's name probably threw off contestants enough that the key clue of Switzerland didn't register. (Do regular folk even know Federer's Swiss?) Frankly, that was probably the hardest of the five questions, unless you drastically overstated the impact of the career of Martina Sucha.