Sports quiz of the week: Wimbledon, Women’s Euro 2022 and Wigan Athletic

Who is sad? Who has gone big? Who needs to be bubbly?

  1. Harmony Tan beat Serena Williams in the first round at Wimbledon this week. Why did that lead to Tamara Korpatsch feeling “sad, disappointed and also very angry”?

    1. Korpatsch, a professional poker player, had bet $1m that Williams would reach the final

    2. Korpatsch also qualified for the second round and wanted to play “an historic” match against Williams

    3. Korpatsch was due to partner Tan in the doubles but Tan pulled out to concentrate on the singles

    4. Korpatsch is Serena Williams’ coach

  2. The All Blacks are hosting Ireland this weekend at Eden Park. New Zealand have lost their last two Test matches – against Ireland and France. When did they last lose three in a row?

    1. It has never happened

    2. The 1920s

    3. The 1990s

    4. The 2010s

  3. England play Austria on Wednesday night in the opening match of the Women’s Euros. There are 16 teams in the tournament. Which of them is taking part for the first time?

    1. Wales

    2. Scotland

    3. Northern Ireland

    4. Republic of Ireland

  4. The Women’s Euros has come a long way since the first tournament in 1984. What was different back then?

    1. Matches had two halves of 35 minutes

    2. They used a size-four football

    3. The final and semi-finals were played over two legs

    4. All of the above

  5. Staying on the subject of the Women’s Euros, what do Norway, Germany and the Netherlands have in common?

    1. They are all former champions who did not qualify this year

    2. They have all won the Women’s World Cup but not the Women’s Euros

    3. They have won the tournament as hosts

    4. They have reached multiple finals but never won the tournament

  6. The Tour de France begins this weekend – in which capital city?

    1. Paris

    2. Oslo

    3. Brussels

    4. Copenhagen

  7. Why was there a delay at the Sri Lanka v Australia cricket match this week?

    1. Play was rescheduled so fans could watch Wimbledon first

    2. A political protestor drove on to the field in his car

    3. The umpire could not find the ball but then realised it was in his pocket

    4. Part of the stadium collapsed due to stormy weather

  8. Romelu Lukaku has returned to Inter. Which shirt number will he wear this season?

    1. 9

    2. 18

    3. 90

    4. 999

  9. FILES-CRICKET-ENG-MORGAN<br>(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 14, 2019 England's captain Eoin Morgan lifts the World Cup trophy on the pitch after the 2019 Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London. - England's World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan is set to retire from international cricket, with an official announcement expected as soon as Tuesday, June 28, according to the BBC. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

    Eoin Morgan has retired from international cricket. Morgan made his international debut against Scotland as a 19-year-old. How many runs did he score?

    1. None

    2. One

    3. 50

    4. 99

  10. Wigan Athletic have posted a job advert on their website. They want to appoint a “bubbly, enthusiastic and fun individual” on a fixed-term contract “for the duration of the football season”. What is the role?

    1. First-team manager

    2. Assistant manager

    3. Strength and conditioning coach

    4. Club mascot


1:C - Korpatsch said: “Unfortunately my doubles partner retired from our doubles today. She just texted me this morning. Let me wait here until one hour before the match start. I’m very sad, disappointed and also very angry that I can’t play my first doubles grand slam. It’s really not fair for me. I didn’t deserve that. She asked me before the tournament if we wanna play doubles and I said yes. I didn’t ask her, she asked me! If you’re broken after a three-hour match the day before, you can’t play professional. That’s my opinion.”, 2:C - New Zealand lost five Tests in a row in 1998. , 3:C - Northern Ireland, who are in the same group as England and Austria, play Norway in their first group game on Thursday night., 4:D - Sweden beat England in the final in 1984., 5:C - England will be hoping to join that list this year., 6:D - The first three stages are in Denmark before the race moves to France., 7:D - One of the grandstands in Galle fell amid heavy rain and ferocious winds., 8:C - Iván Zamorano would approve., 9:D - He was playing for Ireland at the time. Morgan made 23 appearances for Ireland before switching to play for England., 10:D - Whoever is appointed to the role of Crusty the Pie will be rewarded with a competitive salary, free onsite parking and “career development opportunities”.


  1. 1 and above.

    Oh dear.

  2. 2 and above.

    Oh dear.

  3. 3 and above.

    Oh dear.

  4. 4 and above.

    That's a decent score. Have a great weekend.

  5. 5 and above.

    That's a solid score. Have a great weekend.

  6. 6 and above.

    That's a fine score. Have a great weekend.

  7. 7 and above.

    That's a fine score. Have a great weekend.

  8. 8 and above.

    That's a brilliant score. Have a great weekend.

  9. 9 and above.

    That's a sensational score. Have a great weekend.

  10. 0 and above.

    Oh dear.

  11. 10 and above.

    That's a sensational score. Have a great weekend.


Paul Campbell

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