1967 Wimbledon Championships
|1967 Wimbledon Championships|
|Date||26 June–7 July|
London, United Kingdom
|Billie Jean King|
|Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan|
|Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King|
|Owen Davidson / Billie Jean King|
The 1967 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 26 June until 7 July. It was the 81st staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1967. John Newcombe and Billie Jean King won the singles titles.
Launch of colour television
The first colour television broadcast in the UK, as well as in Europe, took place on 1 July 1967, the first Saturday of the Championships, when, starting a 2pm, four hours of live coverage of the Championships was shown on BBC2 presented by David Vine and with commentary from Keith Fordyce. The first match broadcast in colour was Cliff Drysdale against Roger Taylor and was played on the Centre Court. Additional colour broadcasts were made during the afternoons of the following week as well as 30 minute highlight programmes shown each evening.
- Boys' and Girls' Doubles did not begin until the 1982 Championships.
- 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
- "From the Observer archive, 25 June 1967: Wimbledon's Watchmen". The Guardian (Observer). 24 June 2012.
- "Television: Colour Television in Britain" (PDF). www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk. National Media Museum.
- Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. ISBN 978-1899039401.
1967 French Championships
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by
1967 U.S. National Championships