List of Wimbledon ladies' singles champions

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Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Champions
Official website
Location London
 United Kingdom
Venue AELTC
Governing body AELTC
Created 1884 (established)
Open Era: 1968
(45 editions)
Surface Grass (1884–Present)
Prize money £ 1,760,000 (2014)
Trophy Venus Rosewater Dish
Most Amateur
Era titles
7: Dorothea Lambert Chambers
(challenge round)
8: Helen Wills Moody
(regular)
Most Open
Era titles
9: Martina Navratilova
Most consecutive
titles Amateur Era
3: Lottie Dod
Suzanne Lenglen
(challenge round)
4: Helen Wills Moody
(regular)
Most consecutive
titles Open Era
6: Martina Navratilova
Current champion Petra Kvitova
(Second title)

The Championships, Wimbledon is an annual tennis tournament first contested in 1877 and played on outdoor grass courts[a][b][1] at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) in the Wimbledon suburb of London, United Kingdom.[2] The Ladies' Singles was started in 1884.[3]

Wimbledon is played in the last week of June and the first week of July, and has been chronologically the third of the four Grand Slam tournaments of the tennis season since 1987.[2] The event was not held from 1915 to 1918 because of World War I and again from 1940 to 1945 because of World War II.[4]

The Ladies' Singles' rules have undergone several changes since the first edition. From 1884 until 1921, the event started with a knockout phase, the All Comers' Singles, whose winner then faced the defending champion in a challenge round. The All Comers' winner was automatically awarded the title six times (1887, 1891, 1895, 1907, 1908) in the absence of the previous year's champion. The challenge round system was abolished with the 1922 edition.[5] Since the first championships, all matches have been played at the best-of-three sets. Between 1884 and 1883, the winner of the next game at five games – all took the set in every match except the All Comers' final, and the challenge round, which were won with six games and a two games advantage. All sets were decided in this advantage format from 1884 to 1970.[5] The lingering death best-of-12 points tie-break was introduced in 1971 for the first two sets, played at eight games – all until 1978 and at six games – all since 1979.[5][6][7]

The Ladies' Singles champion receives a sterling silver salver commonly known as the "Venus Rosewater Dish", or simply the "Rosewater Dish". The salver, which is 18.75 inches (about 48 cm) in diameter, is decorated with figures from mythology.[8] New singles champions are traditionally elected honorary members of the AELTC by the club's committee.[c][9] In 2012, the Ladies' Singles winner received prize money of £1,150,000.[10]

These records include the Amateur Era only, Dorothea Lambert Chambers (1903–1904, 1906, 1910–1911, 1913–1914) holds the record for most titles, with seven, and Lottie Dod (1891–1893) and Suzanne Lenglen (1919–1921) holds the record for most consecutive wins in the Ladies' Singles during the challenge round era, with three victories each. The record for most consecutive and most wins post challenge round during the Amateur Era is Helen Wills Moody (1927–1930), with four straight wins, and Moody holds the record for most victories in this era with eight (1927–1930, 1932–1933, 1935, 1938).[4]

These records only include the Open Era, since the inclusion of the professional tennis players, Martina Navratilova (1978–1979, 1982–1987, 1990) holds the record for most victories with nine. Navratilova holds the record for most consecutive victories with six (1982–1987).[4]

This event has been won without the loss of a set, during the Open Era of Tennis, by the following players: Chris Evert in 1981, Martina Navratilova in 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1990, Lindsay Davenport in 1999, Serena Williams in 2002 and 2010, Venus Williams in 2008 and Marion Bartoli in 2013.

Champions[edit]

Regular competition
All Comers' winner, Challenge round winner ‡
Defending champion, Challenge round winner †
All Comers' winner, no Challenge round ◊

Amateur era[edit]

A black and white picture, a woman is in all-white attire with a hat on, and is looking sideways to the camera
Lottie Dod was a five-time champion
A black and white picture, a woman is in all-white attire with a tie on, and is looking right at the camera in the photograph with a racket in her right hand
Charlotte Cooper Sterry was a five-time champion
A black and white picture, a woman is in all-white attire hitting a right-handed one handed backhand with a racket in her right hand
Dorothea Lambert Chambers was a seven-time champion
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Suzanne Lenglen was a six-time champion
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Helen Wills Moody was an eight-time champion
Year[d] Country Champion Country Runner-up Score in the final[4]
1884  BRI[e] Watson, MaudMaud Watson  BRI Watson, LillianLillian Watson 6–8, 6–3, 6–3
1885  BRI Watson, MaudMaud Watson †  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard 6–1, 7–5
1886  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard ‡  BRI Watson, MaudMaud Watson 6–3, 6–3
1887  BRI Dod, LottieLottie Dod ‡  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard 6–2, 6–0
1888  BRI Dod, LottieLottie Dod †  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard 6–3, 6–3
1889  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard ◊  BRI Rice, LenaLena Rice 4–6, 8–6, 6–4
1890  BRI Rice, LenaLena Rice ◊  BRI Jacks, MayMay Jacks 6–4, 6–1
1891  BRI Dod, LottieLottie Dod ◊  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard 6–2, 6–1
1892  BRI Dod, LottieLottie Dod †  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard 6–1, 6–1
1893  BRI Dod, LottieLottie Dod †  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard 6–8, 6–1, 6–4
1894  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard ◊  BRI Austin, EdithEdith Austin 6–1, 6–1
1895  BRI Cooper Sterry, CharlotteCharlotte Cooper Sterry ◊  BRI Jackson, HelenHelen Jackson 7–5, 8–6
1896  BRI Cooper Sterry, CharlotteCharlotte Cooper Sterry †  BRI Simpson Pickering, AliceAlice Simpson Pickering 6–2, 6–3
1897  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard ‡  BRI Cooper Sterry, CharlotteCharlotte Cooper Sterry 5–7, 7–5, 6–2
1898  BRI Cooper Sterry, CharlotteCharlotte Cooper Sterry ◊  BRI Martin, LouiseLouise Martin 6–4, 6–4
1899  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard ‡  BRI Cooper Sterry, CharlotteCharlotte Cooper Sterry 6–2, 6–3
1900  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard †  BRI Cooper Sterry, CharlotteCharlotte Cooper Sterry 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
1901  BRI Cooper Sterry, CharlotteCharlotte Cooper Sterry ‡  BRI Bingley Hillyard, BlancheBlanche Bingley Hillyard 6–2, 6–2
1902  BRI Robb, MurielMuriel Robb ‡  BRI Cooper Sterry, CharlotteCharlotte Cooper Sterry 7–5, 6–1
1903  BRI Lambert Chambers, DorotheaDorothea Lambert Chambers ◊  BRI Thomson Larcombe, EthelEthel Thomson Larcombe 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
1904  BRI Lambert Chambers, DorotheaDorothea Lambert Chambers †  BRI Cooper Sterry, CharlotteCharlotte Cooper Sterry 6–0, 6–3
1905  USA Sutton Bundy, MayMay Sutton Bundy ‡  BRI Lambert Chambers, DorotheaDorothea Lambert Chambers 6–3, 6–4
1906  BRI Lambert Chambers, DorotheaDorothea Lambert Chambers ‡  USA Sutton Bundy, MayMay Sutton Bundy 6–3, 9–7
1907  USA Sutton Bundy, MayMay Sutton Bundy ‡  BRI Lambert Chambers, DorotheaDorothea Lambert Chambers 6–1, 6–4
1908  BRI Cooper Sterry, CharlotteCharlotte Cooper Sterry ◊  BRI Morton, AgnesAgnes Morton 6–4, 6–4
1909  BRI Boothby, DoraDora Boothby ◊  BRI Morton, AgnesAgnes Morton 6–4, 4–6, 8–6
1910  BRI Lambert Chambers, DorotheaDorothea Lambert Chambers ‡  BRI Boothby, DoraDora Boothby 6–2, 6–2
1911  BRI Lambert Chambers, DorotheaDorothea Lambert Chambers †  BRI Boothby, DoraDora Boothby 6–0, 6–0
1912  BRI Thomson Larcombe, EthelEthel Thomson Larcombe ◊  BRI Cooper Sterry, CharlotteCharlotte Cooper Sterry 6–3, 6–1
1913  BRI Lambert Chambers, DorotheaDorothea Lambert Chambers ◊  BRI McNair, WinifredWinifred McNair 6–0, 6–4
1914  BRI Lambert Chambers, DorotheaDorothea Lambert Chambers †  BRI Thomson Larcombe, EthelEthel Thomson Larcombe 7–5, 6–4
1915 None[f]
1916 None
1917 None
1918 None
1919  FRA Lenglen, SuzanneSuzanne Lenglen ‡  BRI Lambert Chambers, DorotheaDorothea Lambert Chambers 10–8, 4–6, 9–7
1920  FRA Lenglen, SuzanneSuzanne Lenglen †  BRI Lambert Chambers, DorotheaDorothea Lambert Chambers 6–3, 6–0
1921  FRA Lenglen, SuzanneSuzanne Lenglen †  USA Ryan, ElizabethElizabeth Ryan 6–2, 6–0
1922  FRA Lenglen, SuzanneSuzanne Lenglen  USA Bjurstedt Mallory, MollaMolla Bjurstedt Mallory 6–2, 6–0
1923  FRA Lenglen, SuzanneSuzanne Lenglen  GBR McKane Godfree, KittyKitty McKane Godfree 6–2, 6–2
1924  GBR McKane Godfree, KittyKitty McKane Godfree  USA Wills Moody, HelenHelen Wills Moody 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
1925  FRA Lenglen, SuzanneSuzanne Lenglen  GBR Fry, JoanJoan Fry 6–2, 6–0
1926  GBR McKane Godfree, KittyKitty McKane Godfree  ESP de Alvarez, LiliLili de Alvarez 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
1927  USA Wills Moody, HelenHelen Wills Moody  ESP de Alvarez, LiliLili de Alvarez 6–2, 6–4
1928  USA Wills Moody, HelenHelen Wills Moody  ESP de Alvarez, LiliLili de Alvarez 6–2, 6–3
1929  USA Wills Moody, HelenHelen Wills Moody  USA Jacobs, HelenHelen Jacobs 6–1, 6–2
1930  USA Wills Moody, HelenHelen Wills Moody  USA Ryan, ElizabethElizabeth Ryan 6–2, 6–2
1931  GER Aussem, CillyCilly Aussem  GER Krahwinkel Sperling, HildeHilde Krahwinkel Sperling 6–2, 7–5
1932  USA Wills Moody, HelenHelen Wills Moody  USA Jacobs, HelenHelen Jacobs 6–3, 6–1
1933  USA Wills Moody, HelenHelen Wills Moody  GBR Round Little, DorothyDorothy Round Little 6–4, 6–8, 6–3
1934  GBR Round Little, DorothyDorothy Round Little  USA Jacobs, HelenHelen Jacobs 6–2, 5–7, 6–3
1935  USA Wills Moody, HelenHelen Wills Moody  USA Jacobs, HelenHelen Jacobs 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
1936  USA Jacobs, HelenHelen Jacobs  DEN Krahwinkel Sperling, HildeHilde Krahwinkel Sperling 6–2, 4–6, 7–5
1937  GBR Round Little, DorothyDorothy Round Little  POL Jędrzejowska, JadwigaJadwiga Jędrzejowska 6–2, 2–6, 7–5
1938  USA Wills Moody, HelenHelen Wills Moody  USA Jacobs, HelenHelen Jacobs 6–4, 6–0
1939  USA Marble, AliceAlice Marble  GBR Stammers Bullitt, KayKay Stammers Bullitt 6–2, 6–0
1940 None[g]
1941 None
1942 None
1943 None
1944 None
1945 None
1946  USA Betz Addie, PaulinePauline Betz Addie  USA Brough Clapp, LouiseLouise Brough Clapp 6–2, 6–4
1947  USA Osborne duPont, MargaretMargaret Osborne duPont  USA Hart, DorisDoris Hart 6–2, 6–4
1948  USA Brough Clapp, LouiseLouise Brough Clapp  USA Hart, DorisDoris Hart 6–3, 8–6
1949  USA Brough Clapp, LouiseLouise Brough Clapp  USA Osborne duPont, MargaretMargaret Osborne duPont 10–8, 1–6, 10–8
1950  USA Brough Clapp, LouiseLouise Brough Clapp  USA Osborne duPont, MargaretMargaret Osborne duPont 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
1951  USA Hart, DorisDoris Hart  USA Fry Irvin, ShirleyShirley Fry Irvin 6–1, 6–0
1952  USA Connolly Brinker, MaureenMaureen Connolly Brinker  USA Brough Clapp, LouiseLouise Brough Clapp 6–4, 6–3
1953  USA Connolly Brinker, MaureenMaureen Connolly Brinker  USA Hart, DorisDoris Hart 8–6, 7–5
1954  USA Connolly Brinker, MaureenMaureen Connolly Brinker  USA Brough Clapp, LouiseLouise Brough Clapp 6–2, 7–5
1955  USA Brough Clapp, LouiseLouise Brough Clapp  USA Baker Fleitz, BeverlyBeverly Baker Fleitz 7–5, 8–6
1956  USA Fry Irvin, ShirleyShirley Fry Irvin  GBR Buxton, AngelaAngela Buxton 6–3, 6–1
1957  USA Gibson, AltheaAlthea Gibson  USA Hard, DarleneDarlene Hard 6–3, 6–2
1958  USA Gibson, AltheaAlthea Gibson  GBR Mortimer, AngelaAngela Mortimer 8–6, 6–2
1959  BRA Bueno, MariaMaria Bueno  USA Hard, DarleneDarlene Hard 6–4, 6–3
1960  BRA Bueno, MariaMaria Bueno  ZAF Reynolds Price, SandraSandra Reynolds Price 8–6, 6–0
1961  GBR Mortimer Barrett, AngelaAngela Mortimer Barrett  GBR Truman Janes, ChristineChristine Truman Janes 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
1962  USA Hantze Susman, KarenKaren Hantze Susman  CZE Pužejová Suková, VěraVěra Pužejová Suková 6–4, 6–4
1963  AUS Court, MargaretMargaret Court  USA King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King 6–3, 6–4
1964  BRA Bueno, MariaMaria Bueno  AUS Court, MargaretMargaret Court 6–4, 7–9, 6–3
1965  AUS Court, MargaretMargaret Court  BRA Bueno, MariaMaria Bueno 6–4, 7–5
1966  USA King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King  BRA Bueno, MariaMaria Bueno 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
1967  USA Jean King, BillieBillie Jean King  GBR Haydon Jones, AnnAnn Haydon Jones 6–3, 6–4

Open era[edit]

A brown haired women in a black jacket and white shirt
Billie Jean King is a six-time champion overall and a four-time champion in the open era.
A blond-haired women with a white shirt, black shorts, and white tennis shoes on about ready to serve the tennis ball in hand
American Martina Navratilova is a nine-time champion, six-time consecutive 1982–1987, which is most all-time amongst men or women, and the most in the Open Era at any slam event.
A blond-haired women wearing a white shirt
Steffi Graf is a seven-time champion over a nine-year period.
A black woman is serving the ball, and is wearing a white sleeveless top and blue skirt
Venus Williams is a five-time champion.
A black woman wearing a white ensemble with purple accents and headband
Serena Williams is a five-time champion.
Year[d] Country Champion Country Runner-up Score in the final[4]
1968  USA King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King  AUS Tegart Dalton, JudyJudy Tegart Dalton 9–7, 7–5
1969  GBR Haydon Jones, AnnAnn Haydon Jones  USA King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
1970  AUS Court, MargaretMargaret Court  USA King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King 14–12, 11–9
1971  AUS Goolagong, EvonneEvonne Goolagong  AUS Court, MargaretMargaret Court 6–4, 6–1
1972  USA King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King  AUS Goolagong, EvonneEvonne Goolagong 6–3, 6–3
1973  USA King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King  USA Evert, ChrisChris Evert 6–0, 7–5
1974  USA Evert, ChrisChris Evert  URS Morozova, OlgaOlga Morozova 6–0, 6–4
1975  USA King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King  AUS Goolagong Cawley, EvonneEvonne Goolagong Cawley 6–0, 6–1
1976  USA Evert, ChrisChris Evert  AUS Goolagong Cawley, EvonneEvonne Goolagong Cawley 6–3, 4–6, 8–6
1977  GBR Wade, VirginiaVirginia Wade  NED Stöve, BettyBetty Stöve 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
1978  USA Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova[i][11]  USA Evert, ChrisChris Evert 2–6, 6–4, 7–5
1979  USA Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova  USA Evert-Lloyd, ChrisChris Evert-Lloyd 6–4, 6–4
1980  AUS Goolagong Cawley, EvonneEvonne Goolagong Cawley  USA Evert-Lloyd, ChrisChris Evert-Lloyd 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
1981  USA Evert-Lloyd, ChrisChris Evert-Lloyd  TCH[h] Mandlíková, HanaHana Mandlíková 6–2, 6–2
1982  USA Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova  USA Evert-Lloyd, ChrisChris Evert-Lloyd 6–1, 3–6, 6–2
1983  USA Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova  USA Jaeger, AndreaAndrea Jaeger 6–0, 6–3
1984  USA Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova  USA Evert-Lloyd, ChrisChris Evert-Lloyd 7–6(7–5), 6–2
1985  USA Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova  USA Evert-Lloyd, ChrisChris Evert-Lloyd 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
1986  USA Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova  TCH Mandlíková, HanaHana Mandlíková 7–6(7–1), 6–3
1987  USA Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova  FRG[j] Graf, SteffiSteffi Graf 7–5, 6–3
1988  FRG[j] Graf, SteffiSteffi Graf  USA Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova 5–7, 6–2, 6–1
1989  FRG Graf, SteffiSteffi Graf  USA Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova 6–2, 6–7(1–7), 6–1
1990  USA Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova  USA Garrison, ZinaZina Garrison 6–4, 6–1
1991  GER Graf, SteffiSteffi Graf  ARG Sabatini, GabrielaGabriela Sabatini 6–4, 3–6, 8–6
1992  GER Graf, SteffiSteffi Graf  YUG Seles, MonicaMonica Seles 6–2, 6–1
1993  GER Graf, SteffiSteffi Graf  CZE Novotná, JanaJana Novotná 7–6(8–6), 1–6, 6–4
1994  ESP Martinez, ConchitaConchita Martinez  USA Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
1995  GER Graf, SteffiSteffi Graf  ESP Sánchez Vicario, ArantxaArantxa Sánchez Vicario 4–6, 6–1, 7–5
1996  GER Graf, SteffiSteffi Graf  ESP Sánchez Vicario, ArantxaArantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 7–5
1997   SUI Hingis, MartinaMartina Hingis  CZE Novotná, JanaJana Novotná 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
1998  CZE Novotná, JanaJana Novotná  FRA Tauziat, NathalieNathalie Tauziat 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
1999  USA Davenport, LindsayLindsay Davenport  GER Graf, SteffiSteffi Graf 6–4, 7–5
2000  USA Williams, VenusVenus Williams  USA Davenport, LindsayLindsay Davenport 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
2001  USA Williams, VenusVenus Williams  BEL Henin, JustineJustine Henin 6–1, 3–6, 6–0
2002  USA Williams, SerenaSerena Williams  USA Williams, VenusVenus Williams 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2003  USA Williams, SerenaSerena Williams  USA Williams, VenusVenus Williams 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
2004  RUS Sharapova, MariaMaria Sharapova  USA Williams, SerenaSerena Williams 6–1, 6–4
2005  USA Williams, VenusVenus Williams  USA Davenport, LindsayLindsay Davenport 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 9–7
2006  FRA Mauresmo, AmélieAmélie Mauresmo  BEL Henin, JustineJustine Henin 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
2007  USA Williams, VenusVenus Williams  FRA Bartoli, MarionMarion Bartoli 6–4, 6–1
2008  USA Williams, VenusVenus Williams  USA Williams, SerenaSerena Williams 7–5, 6–4
2009  USA Williams, SerenaSerena Williams  USA Williams, VenusVenus Williams 7–6(7–3), 6–2
2010  USA Williams, SerenaSerena Williams  RUS Zvonareva, VeraVera Zvonareva 6–3, 6–2
2011  CZE Kvitová, PetraPetra Kvitová  RUS Sharapova, MariaMaria Sharapova 6–3, 6–4
2012  USA Williams, SerenaSerena Williams  POL Radwańska, AgnieszkaAgnieszka Radwańska 6–1, 5–7, 6–2
2013  FRA Bartoli, MarionMarion Bartoli  GER Lisicki, SabineSabine Lisicki 6–1, 6–4
2014  CZE Kvitová, PetraPetra Kvitová  CAN Bouchard, EugenieEugenie Bouchard 6–3, 6–0

Statistics[edit]

Multiple champions[edit]

Title defended in the challenge round
Player Amateur Era Open Era All-time Years
 Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova (USA)[i] 0 9 9 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990
 Wills Moody, HelenHelen Wills Moody (USA) 8 0 8 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1938
 Lambert Chambers, DorotheaDorothea Lambert Chambers (UK) 7 0 7 1903, 1904, 1906, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914
 Graf, SteffiSteffi Graf (GER) 0 7 7 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996
 Bingley, BlancheBlanche Bingley (UK) 6 0 6 1886, 1889, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1900
 King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King (USA) 2 4 6 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975
 Lenglen, SuzanneSuzanne Lenglen (FRA) 6 0 6 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925
 Cooper Sterry, CharlotteCharlotte Cooper Sterry (UK) 5 0 5 1895, 1896, 1898, 1901, 1908
 Dod, LottieLottie Dod (UK) 5 0 5 1887, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1893
 Williams, SerenaSerena Williams (USA) 0 5 5 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012
 Williams, VenusVenus Williams (USA) 0 5 5 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008
 Brough Clapp, LouiseLouise Brough Clapp (USA) 4 0 4 1948, 1949, 1950, 1955
 Connolly Brinker, MaureenMaureen Connolly Brinker (USA) 3 0 3 1952, 1953, 1954
 Bueno, MariaMaria Bueno (BRA) 3 0 3 1959, 1960, 1964
 Court, MargaretMargaret Court (AUS) 2 1 3 1963, 1965, 1970
 Evert, ChrisChris Evert (USA) 0 3 3 1974, 1976, 1981
 Gibson, AltheaAlthea Gibson (USA) 2 0 2 1957, 1958
 McKane Godfree, KittyKitty McKane Godfree (UK) 2 0 2 1924, 1926
 Sutton Bundy, MayMay Sutton Bundy (USA) 2 0 2 1905, 1907
 Watson, MaudMaud Watson (UK) 2 0 2 1884, 1885
 Goolagong Cawley, EvonneEvonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) 0 2 2 1971, 1980
 Kvitová, PetraPetra Kvitová (CZE) 0 2 2 2011, 2014

Championships by country[edit]

A golden trophy, in the shape of a loving-cup, next to a silver plate
The Gentlemen's Singles trophy (left), and the Ladies' Singles plate (right)
Country Amateur Era Open Era All-time First title Last title
 United States (USA) 28 27 55 1905 2012
 United Kingdom (UK) 34 2 36 1884 1977
 Germany (GER)[j] 1 7 8 1931 1996
 France (FRA) 6 2 8 1919 2013
 Australia (AUS) 2 3 5 1963 1980
 Brazil (BRA) 3 0 3 1959 1964
 Czech Republic (CZE) 0 3 3 1998 2014
 Spain (ESP) 0 1 1 1994 1994
 Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 1 1997 1997
 Russia (RUS) 0 1 1 2004 2004

Notes[edit]

  • a Since 2009, Centre Court features a retractable roof, allowing indoor and night-time play.[12]
  • b Wimbledon entered the Open Era with the 1968 edition, allowing professional players to compete alongside amateurs.[3]
  • c John McEnroe is the only player to have been denied membership in 1981, because of his on-court behaviour during the championships.[13][14]
  • d Each year is linked to an article about that particular years draws, but pre-1922 they did not have draws due to the challenge round system. In 1922 till the present they do have draws, but the years of 1925–1939 do not have draw pages made to link to, so it is linked to the year(s) articles instead.
  • e "British Isles" (BRI) is used for players from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1922), distinct from "Great Britain" (GBR) used for players from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1922–present).[4][15]
  • f The tournament was not held from 1915 to 1918 because of World War I.[4]
  • g The tournament was not held from 1940 to 1945 because of World War II.[4]
  • h Czechoslovakia (TCH, 1918–1992) split into the Czech Republic (CZE, 1992–present) and Slovakia (SVK, 1992–present).
  • i Martina Navratilova was born in Czechoslovakia, but she competed as an American because she sought asylum in the United States, which made her have to relinquish her Czechoslovakian citizenship, so after the US Open in 1975 she competed as an American.[citation needed]
  • j FRG is West Germany, but after unification became just Germany (GER) after 1990.

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See also[edit]

Wimbledon Open other competitions

Grand Slam women's singles