1977 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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1977 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Runner-up   Netherlands Betty Stöve
Final score   4–6, 6–3, 6–1
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1976 1978 > 

Virginia Wade defeated Betty Stöve 4–6, 6–3, 6–1 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Chris Evert (Semifinalist)
  2. United States Martina Navratilova (Quarterfinalist)
  3. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Champion)
  4. United Kingdom Sue Barker (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Billie Jean King (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United States Rosie Casals (Quarterfinalist)
  1. Netherlands Betty Stöve (Finalist)
  2. Australia Kerry Melville (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Australia Dianne Fromholtz (Withdrew before start because of illness)
  4. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec (Third round)
  5. France Françoise Dürr (Third round)
  6. United States Kathy May-Teacher (Fourth round)


Fromholtz was replaced in the draw by a Lucky Loser Chris O'Neill (AUS).

Draw[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  United States Chris Evert 6 6    
5  United States Billie Jean King 1 2    
  1  United States Chris Evert 2 6 1  
  3  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6 4 6  
3  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 7 6  
  6  United States Rosie Casals 5 2    
    3  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 4 6 6
  7  Netherlands Betty Stöve 6 3 1
  8  Australia Kerry Melville 3 4    
4  United Kingdom Sue Barker 6 6    
  4  United Kingdom Sue Barker 4 6 4
  7  Netherlands Betty Stöve 6 2 6  
7  Netherlands Betty Stöve 9 3 6
  2  United States Martina Navratilova 8 6 1  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  United States Evert 6 6    
 United States Gerulaitis 0 3       1  United States Evert 6 6    
     United Kingdom Shaw 0 2    
      1  United States Evert 6 6    
 Netherlands Vessies 6 3 6        United States Austin 1 1    
 United States Hamm 4 6 2      Netherlands Vessies 3 3  
     United States Austin 6 6    
      1  United States Evert 8 6  
       South Africa Stevens 6 4  
     West Germany Ebbinghaus 6 6    
 United Kingdom Thompson 2 7 6      United Kingdom Thompson 2 0    
 United States Dignam 6 5 1        West Germany Ebbinghaus 1 3  
       South Africa Stevens 6 6    
     United States Spex 6 0 2
 South Africa Stevens 6 6        South Africa Stevens 4 6 6  
 United States Struthers 1 0    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    5  United States King 6 6 6  
 United States Smith 4 6 6      United States Smith 8 0 3  
 Sweden Wikstedt 6 2 0       5  United States King 6 7    
       Brazil Bueno 2 5    
     Brazil Bueno 1 8 8
 United States Newberry 6 6        United States Newberry 6 6 6  
 Argentina Giscafré 4 2         5  United States King 4 6 6
       South Africa Kruger 6 0 1
    10  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 6 6    
 Australia Turnbull 6 6        Australia Turnbull 4 3    
 West Germany Eisterlehner 2 1         10  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 4 4  
 South Africa Kruger 6 2 6        South Africa Kruger 6 6    
 United Kingdom Tyler 4 6 2      South Africa Kruger 6 6  
     France Guedy 3 2    
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  United Kingdom Wade 6 6    
 United Kingdom Durie 2 2       3  United Kingdom Wade 6 6    
     United States Nagelsen 2 1    
      3  United Kingdom Wade 6 6    
       South Africa Vermaak 1 2    
     South Africa Vermaak 6 6  
 United Kingdom Fayter 2 6 6      United Kingdom Fayter 3 1    
 Sweden Bohm 6 3 2       3  United Kingdom Wade 9 6  
 Israel Peled 6 6          Romania Simionescu 7 3  
 Hungary Pinterova 1 1        Israel Peled 4 6 4  
     United States Fox 6 4 6  
       United States Fox 5 2  
 Romania Simionescu 6 6          Romania Simionescu 7 6    
 United States Tolleson 2 3        Romania Simionescu 6 7  
     United States Reynolds 4 5    
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6  United States Casals 6 6    
 South Africa Harford 3 1       6  United States Casals 6 6    
     United States Ziegenfuss 3 3    
      6  United States Casals 6 6    
 United States Russell 8 6          United States Russell 1 1    
 United Kingdom Mappin 6 2        United States Russell 6 7  
     Belgium Hagey 3 5    
      6  United States Casals 8 6  
11  France Dürr 6 8          South Africa Boshoff 6 3  
 United States Forood 0 6       11  France Dürr 6 7    
     Romania Ruzici 3 5    
      11  France Dürr 3 7  
       South Africa Boshoff 6 9    
     Australia Hunt 3 2  
 South Africa Boshoff 6 6        South Africa Boshoff 6 6    
 Australia Whytcross 4 4    

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     United States Harter 3 2    
 Australia Doerner 6 6        Australia Doerner 6 6    
 United States Bruning 3 1          Australia Doerner 0 2    
      12  United States May-Teacher 6 6    
     United Kingdom Molesworth 2 4  
12  United States May-Teacher 6 6       12  United States May-Teacher 6 6    
 United Kingdom Mottram 3 1         12  United States May-Teacher 2 1  
 United States Anthony 6 6         8  Australia Melville 6 6  
 Japan Sato 1 3        United States Anthony 6 6    
     West Germany Riedel 2 1    
       United States Anthony 3 7  
      8  Australia Melville 6 9    
     France Lovera 1 1  
8  Australia Melville 2 6 7     8  Australia Melville 6 6    
 United States Carillo 6 4 5  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Antonoplis 6 6    
 United States Bostrom 3 4        United States Antonoplis 7 6    
     Australia Matison 5 1    
       United States Antonoplis 6 6    
       Denmark Sparre 4 1    
     Denmark Sparre 6 6  
 United States Susman 6 7        United States Susman 3 2    
 Australia Saliba 1 5          United States Antonoplis 0 4  
      4  United Kingdom Barker 6 6  
     South Africa Kloss 3 4    
 United States Kiyomura 6 7        United States Kiyomura 6 6    
 United States Meyer 1 5          United States Kiyomura 2 1  
 West Germany Masthoff 2 7 7       4  United Kingdom Barker 6 6    
 Uruguay Bonicelli 6 5 5      West Germany Masthoff 1 3  
    4  United Kingdom Barker 6 6    
 

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Australia Gourlay 6 6    
 United States Walsh-Pete 4 2        Australia Gourlay 6 6    
     United Kingdom Hobbs 4 3    
       Australia Gourlay 9 6    
 United States Stratton 4 9 6        United States Stratton 7 3    
 United States Hogan 6 7 1      United States Stratton 7 9 6
    LL  Australia O'Neil 9 8 3  
       Australia Gourlay 4 2  
      7  Netherlands Stöve 6 6  
     Germany Tomanová 6 2 6  
 South Africa Cuypers 6 6        South Africa Cuypers 4 6 3  
 Czechoslovakia Maršíková 0 4          Germany Tomanová 1 2  
      7  Netherlands Stöve 6 6    
     United States Teeguarden 6 3 2
7  Netherlands Stöve 6 6       7  Netherlands Stöve 3 6 6  
 Italy Simmonds 3 1    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Belgium Gurdal 6 6    
 United States Du Pont 2 4        Belgium Gurdal 6 6 3  
     South Africa McMillan 1 8 6  
       South Africa McMillan 4 0    
       United States Holladay 6 6    
     United States Shaw 5 4  
 United States Holladay 6 6        United States Holladay 7 6    
 United Kingdom Beaven 3 3          United States Holladay 4 4  
      2  United States Navratilova 6 6  
     Romania Mihai 2 4    
 United Kingdom Charles 6 1 6      United Kingdom Charles 6 6    
 France Simon 4 6 3        United Kingdom Charles 2 2  
      2  United States Navratilova 6 6    
     Sweden Lofdahl 0 3  
2  United States Navratilova 6 6       2  United States Navratilova 6 6    
 United Kingdom Coles 3 0    

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