1968 Wimbledon Championships

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1968 Wimbledon Championships
Date:   24 June – 6 July
Edition:   82nd
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Rod Laver [1]
Women's Singles
United States Billie Jean King [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia John Newcombe / Australia Tony Roche [3]
Women's Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / United States Rosie Casals [4]
Mixed Doubles
Australia Ken Fletcher / Australia Margaret Court [5]
Boys' Singles
Australia John Alexander
Girls' Singles
United States Kristy Pigeon
Wimbledon Championships
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The 1968 Wimbledon Championships was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament that 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 24 June until 6 July. It was the 82nd staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1968.

This tournament started the open era for Wimbledon, as it became the second Grand Slam tournament to offer prize money and allow professionals to compete after the 1968 French Open. Singles champions Laver and King had already won Wimbledon twice before in the amateur era.

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [6] Men £2,000 £1,300 £750 £400 £150 £100 £75 £50
Women £750 £450 £300 £150 £90 £50 £35 £25

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Australia Rod Laver defeated Australia Tony Roche, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2

Women's singles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King defeated Australia Judy Tegart Dalton, 7–5, 9–7

Men's doubles[edit]

Australia John Newcombe / Australia Tony Roche defeated Australia Ken Rosewall / Australia Fred Stolle, 6–3, 6–8, 14–12, 6–3

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Rosemary Casals / United States Billie Jean King defeated France Françoise Dürr / United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones, 3–6, 6–4, 7–5

Mixed doubles[edit]

Australia Margaret Court / Australia Ken Fletcher defeated Soviet Union Alex Metreveli / Soviet Union Olga Morozova, 6–1, 14–12

Boys' Singles[edit]

Australia John Alexander defeated France Jacques Thamin, 6–1, 6–2

Girls' Singles[edit]

United States Kristy Pigeon defeated Australia Lesley Hunt, 6–4, 6–3

Seeds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Wimbledon Men's Singes draw". ATP. 
  2. ^ "Wimbledon draws archive – Ladies' Singles 1968" (pdf). AELTC. 
  3. ^ "1968 Wimbledon Men's Doubles draw". ATP. 
  4. ^ "Wimbledon draws archive – Ladies' Doubles 1968" (pdf). AELTC. 
  5. ^ "Wimbledon draws archive – Mixed Doubles 1968" (pdf). AELTC. 
  6. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1969). BP Year Book of World Tennis. London, Sydney: Ward Lock & Co. Ltd. p. 52. OCLC 502175694. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1968 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1968 US Open