1956 Wimbledon Championships

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1956 Wimbledon Championships
Date:   June 25 – July 6 [1]
Edition:   70th
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Lew Hoad [2]
Women's Singles
United States Shirley Fry Irvin [3]
Men's Doubles
Australia Lew Hoad / Australia Ken Rosewall [4]
Women's Doubles
United Kingdom Angela Buxton / United States Althea Gibson
Mixed Doubles
United States Shirley Fry / United States Vic Seixas
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1955 1957 > 

The 1956 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 25 June until 6 July. It was the 70th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1956.

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Lew Hoad defeated Australia Ken Rosewall 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–4

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Shirley Fry Irvin defeated United Kingdom Angela Buxton 6–3, 6–1

Men's Doubles[edit]

Australia Lew Hoad / Australia Ken Rosewall defeated Italy Nicola Pietrangeli / Italy Orlando Sirola 7–5, 6–2, 6–1

Women's Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom Angela Buxton / United States Althea Gibson defeated Australia Fay Muller / Australia Daphne Seeney 6–1, 8–6

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United States Shirley Fry / United States Vic Seixas defeated United States Althea Gibson / United States Gardnar Mulloy 2–6, 6–2, 7–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com. United States Tennis Association. 
  3. ^ "Roll of Honour - Women's Singles". wimbledon.org. 
  4. ^ "Roll of Honour - Men's Doubles". wimbledon.org. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1956 French Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1956 U.S. National Championships