1976 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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1976 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   United States Chris Evert
Runner-up   Australia Evonne Goolagong
Final score   6–3, 4–6, 8–6
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1975 1977 > 

Reigning champion Billie-Jean King did not defend her title, as she had retired from singles play.[1] Chris Evert defeated Evonne Cawley 6–3, 4–6, 8–6 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1976 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Chris Evert is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States Chris Evert (Champion)
  2. Australia Evonne Cawley (Finalist)
  3. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Martina Navratilova (Semifinalist)
  5. Soviet Union Olga Morozova (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United States Rosie Casals (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United Kingdom Sue Barker (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Australia Kerry Melville (Quarterfinalist)

The seeding list was accurately reflected in the tournament result, with all the seeds achieving their expected final achievements. This is the only example in the entire Wimbledon history where the seeding for either the gentlemen's or ladies' singles has been replicated in the results.[2]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  United States Chris Evert 6 6    
5  Soviet Union Olga Morozova 3 0    
  1  United States Chris Evert 6 4 6  
  4  United States Martina Navratilova 3 6 4  
4  United States Martina Navratilova 6 3 7
  7  United Kingdom Sue Barker 3 6 5  
    1  United States Chris Evert 6 4 8
  2  Australia Evonne Cawley 3 6 6
  8  Australia Kerry Melville 4 2    
3  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6 6    
  3  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 1 2  
  2  Australia Evonne Cawley 6 6    
6  United States Rosie Casals 5 3  
  2  Australia Evonne Cawley 7 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  United States Evert 6 6    
 United States Thomas 1 1       1  United States Evert 6 6    
     United Kingdom Coe 0 0    
      1  United States Evert 6 6    
 United Kingdom Shaw 7 6          Australia Hunt 1 0    
 Romania Simionescu 5 0        United Kingdom Shaw 0 4  
     Australia Hunt 6 6    
      1  United States Evert 6 6  
       Netherlands Stöve 2 2  
     Australia Saliba 1 2    
 Netherlands Stöve 6 6        Netherlands Stöve 6 6    
 United States Nagelsen 3 0          Netherlands Stöve 6 6  
 United States Norton 7 6          United States Norton 3 2    
 Australia Matison 5 3        United States Norton 6 9  
     South Africa Vlotman 3 8    
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  Soviet Union Morozova 6 6    
 United States Kiyomura 3 1       5  Soviet Union Morozova 6 6    
     United States McLean 2 0    
      5  Soviet Union Morozova 6 6    
       Czechoslovakia Maršíková 4 1    
     Czechoslovakia Maršíková 6 6  
 United States Fretz 7 7        United States Fretz 2 4    
 United Kingdom Blachford 5 5         5  Soviet Union Morozova 6 4 6
 United States Louie 6 6          Soviet Union Chmyreva 4 6 1
 Australia Lancaster 3 3        United States Louie 2 2    
     South Africa Kloss 6 6    
       South Africa Kloss 5 4  
       Soviet Union Chmyreva 7 6    
     United States Evert 1 3  
 Soviet Union Chmyreva 6 6        Soviet Union Chmyreva 6 6    
 United Kingdom Thompson 1 1    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  United States Navratilova 3 6 6  
 United States Du Pont 6 1 3     4  United States Navratilova 6 6    
     Belgium Gurdal 2 1    
      4  United States Navratilova 6 6    
 United States Antonoplis 6 6          United States Antonoplis 1 4    
 United States Mehmedbasich 3 1        United States Antonoplis 6 6  
     West Germany Riedel 3 2    
      4  United States Navratilova 2 6 7
 United Kingdom Fayter 6 6          France Dürr 6 3 5
 Netherlands Zwaan 2 4        United Kingdom Fayter 6 3 5  
     France Dürr 3 6 7  
       France Dürr 6 6  
       United States Russell 4 4    
     United States Metcalf 4 1  
 United States Russell 6 5 6      United States Russell 6 6    
 United Kingdom Charles 3 7 4  

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  United Kingdom Barker 6 7    
 Sweden Wikstedt 1 5       7  United Kingdom Barker 6 7    
     United States Martinez 4 5    
      7  United Kingdom Barker 3 7 6  
 United States Ziegenfuss 6 6          United States Ziegenfuss 6 5 2  
 United States Tenney 3 4        United States Ziegenfuss 3 6 6
     United States Kuykendall 6 3 1  
      7  United Kingdom Barker 2 6 6
 United States Schallau 9 6          Brazil Bueno 6 2 1
 France Lovera 7 2        United States Schallau 6 6    
     New Zealand Newton 1 1    
       United States Schallau 4 6 3
       Brazil Bueno 6 3 6  
     United States Bruning 4 6 6
 Brazil Bueno 6 6        Brazil Bueno 6 3 8  
 United States Tenney 4 4    

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     Czechoslovakia Tomanová 6 3 9  
 United States Harter 6 7        United States Harter 3 6 7  
 Romania Mihai 4 5          Czechoslovakia Tomanová 2 7 7  
 South Africa Stevens 6 6          South Africa Stevens 6 5 9  
 United Kingdom Mottram 3 4        South Africa Stevens 6 6  
     Uruguay Bonicelli 0 1    
       South Africa Stevens 6 3 1
 Australia Doerner 6 6         8  Australia Melville 3 6 6
 Australia Dimond 2 2        Australia Doerner 6 6    
     United Kingdom Burton 2 1    
       Australia Doerner 5 2 r.
      8  Australia Melville 7 4    
     United States Teeguarden 4 6 2
8  Australia Melville 6 6       8  Australia Melville 6 1 6  
 United States Redondo 4 4    

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 South Africa Kruger 6 6    
 Romania Ruzici 2 4        South Africa Kruger 6 6    
     West Germany Eisterlehner 3 4    
       South Africa Kruger 8 6    
 United States Hogan 6 5 6        Australia Turnbull 6 4    
 South Africa Boshoff 4 7 2      United States Hogan 2 4  
     Australia Turnbull 6 6    
       South Africa Kruger 6 3 5
      3  United Kingdom Wade 2 6 7
     United States Michel 6 6    
 South Africa Cuypers 6 6        South Africa Cuypers 2 2    
 Australia Gilchrist-Paish 2 4          United States Michel 3 3  
      3  United Kingdom Wade 6 6    
     United Kingdom Mappin 1 0  
3  United Kingdom Wade 6 6       3  United Kingdom Wade 6 6    
 United Kingdom Tyler 3 4    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     Colombia Fernández-De Soto 3 4    
 United States Spex 6 8        United States Spex 6 6    
 Sweden Sandberg 3 6          United States Spex 6 0    
       Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 8 6    
     Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 4 6 6
 Sweden Lofdahl 6 8        Sweden Lofdahl 6 4 2  
 United Kingdom Coles 4 6          Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 2 5  
      6  United States Casals 6 7  
     South Africa McMillan 4 8    
 United States Holladay 6 6        United States Holladay 6 9    
 Italy Simmonds 2 2          United States Holladay 4 2  
      6  United States Casals 6 6    
     United States Bostrom 2 4  
6  United States Casals 6 6       6  United States Casals 6 6    
 United Kingdom Beaven 3 2    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Anthony 6 6    
 United Kingdom Cooper 2 2        United States Anthony 6 6    
     Japan Sato 2 4    
       United States Anthony 4 8    
 Australia Fromholtz 6 6          Australia Fromholtz 6 9    
 South Africa Vermaak 1 4        Australia Fromholtz 6 6  
     United States May-Teacher 0 4    
       Australia Fromholtz 3 0  
      2  Australia Cawley 6 6  
     South Africa Du Plooy 6 5 5  
 United Kingdom Molesworth 6 8        United Kingdom Molesworth 2 7 7  
 South Africa Whitehouse 3 6          United Kingdom Molesworth 1 1  
      2  Australia Cawley 6 6    
     Republic of Ireland Walsh 0 5  
2  Australia Cawley 6 7       2  Australia Cawley 6 7    
 Netherlands Vessies 2 5    

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Little, Alan (2010). 2010 Wimbledon Compendium. Wimbledon, London: The All England Lawn Tennis Club. p. 299. ISBN 1899039333. 
  2. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8