1972 Wimbledon Championships

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1972 Wimbledon Championships
Date:   26 June – 9 July
Edition:   86th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Stan Smith
Women's Singles
United States Billie Jean King
Men's Doubles
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan
Women's Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / Netherlands Betty Stöve
Mixed Doubles
United States Rosemary Casals / Romania Ilie Năstase
Wimbledon Championships
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The 1972 Wimbledon Championships was a 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 26 June until 9 July. It was the 86th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1972. Reigning champion John Newcombe was prevented from defending his title and was absent along with other World Championship Tennis (WCT) contract players, including Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall and Arthur Ashe, who were banned by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) from entering the event.

Seniors Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

United States Stan Smith defeated Romania Ilie Năstase, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

  • It was Smith's 2nd (and last) career Grand Slam title, and his only Wimbledon title.

Women's singles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King defeated Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 6–3, 6–3

  • It was King's 8th career Grand Slam title (her 4th in the Open Era), and her 4th Wimbledon title.

Men's doubles[edit]

South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan defeated United States Stan Smith / United States Erik van Dillen, 6–2, 6–2, 9–7

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King / Netherlands Betty Stöve defeated France Françoise Dürr / Australia Judy Tegart, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3

Mixed doubles[edit]

United States Rosemary Casals / Romania Ilie Năstase defeated Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Australia Kim Warwick, 6–4, 6–4

Juniors Champions[edit]

Boys' singles[edit]

Sweden Björn Borg[1] defeated United Kingdom Buster Mottram, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

Girls' singles[edit]

South Africa Ilana Kloss defeated United Kingdom Glynis Coles, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Borg won the Wimbledon men's singles title 5 years in a row (an Open Era record).

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1972 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1972 U.S. Open