List of Wimbledon singles finalists during the open era

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Wimbledon Championships
(Open Era) Singles Finalists
Official web
Location London
 United Kingdom
Created 1968
(44 finals)
Men's Most 8: Roger Federer
Men's Most
Consecutive
7: Roger Federer
Women's Most 12: Martina Navratilova
Women's Most
Consecutive
9: Martina Navratilova
Most Meetings Men's (3 times):
Edberg vs. Becker (2-1)
Federer vs. Roddick(3-0)
Federer vs. Nadal (2-1)
Women's (5 times):
Navratilova vs. Evert (5-0)

Wimbledon is a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Wimbledon, England, United Kingdom at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in the area of SW19.[1] Since 1968, this tournament become open to professionals, and it joined the Open Era of tennis.[1]

The men who have reached the final at least four times during the open era are Jimmy Connors, Björn Borg, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Goran Ivanišević, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.[2] Connors reached the final six times between 1974 and 1984 but won only two titles.[2] Borg reached six consecutive finals between 1976 and 1981 and won all but the last final.[2] McEnroe reached five consecutive finals from 1980 through 1984, and won three titles.[2] Becker won three titles out of seven finals between 1985 and 1995.[2] Ivanišević reached four finals between 1992 and 2001, and finally won in 2001.[2] Sampras never lost a final, and he took seven titles between 1993 and 2000.[2] Federer has appeared in eight finals overall, of which seven were consecutive from 2003 through 2009; he won six of them and he also won in 2012.[2] Nadal has made five appearances in the Wimbledon[A] finals from 2006-2008, and from 2010 to 2011, of which he won two.[2]

The women who have reached the final at least four times during the open era are Billie Jean King, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Venus Williams, and Serena Williams. King appeared in three consecutive finals from 1968 through 1970, of which she won only in 1968, before she took the victory in her last three finals in 1972, 1973, and 1975.[3] Goolagong Cawley reached five finals between 1971 and 1980 but won only her first and last finals.[3] Evert reached ten finals out of 13 years between 1973 and 1985 but won only three titles.[3] Navratilova won nine of her 12 finals between 1978 and 1994.[3] Graf reached nine finals between 1987 and 1999, which she won seven times.[3] Since 2000, Venus has won the final five times in eight attempts.[3] Her sister Serena has appeared in seven finals since 2002, which she won five titles.[3]

Gentlemen[edit]

During the 43 times that this tournament has been held in the open era, 35 men have reached the Wimbledon gentlemen's singles final.[2] The final has included men from 15 different nationalities.[2] The most represented nations are the United States and Australia with Sweden, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, and Germany represented to a lesser extent.[2]

  • * = Champion
Competed in 2013  +
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Roger Federer has been an eight-time finalist (seven wins, one loss).
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Pete Sampras was a seven-time finalist (all wins).
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Boris Becker was a seven-time finalist (four losses, three wins).
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Björn Borg was a six-time finalist (five wins, one loss).
Player Nationality Finals Win-Loss Year(s)
Federer, RogerRoger Federer  +   Switzerland 8 7–1 2003*, 2004*, 2005*, 2006*, 2007*, 2008, 2009*, 2012*
Sampras, PetePete Sampras  United States 7 7–0 1993*, 1994*, 1995*, 1997*, 1998*, 1999*, 2000*
Becker, BorisBoris Becker  Germany 7 3–4 1985*, 1986*, 1988, 1989*, 1990, 1991, 1995
Borg, BjörnBjörn Borg  Sweden 6 5–1 1976*, 1977*, 1978*, 1979*, 1980*, 1981
Connors, JimmyJimmy Connors  United States 6 2–4 1974*, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982*, 1984
McEnroe, JohnJohn McEnroe  United States 5 3–2 1980, 1981*, 1982, 1983*, 1984*
Nadal, RafaelRafael Nadal  +  Spain 5 2–3 2006, 2007, 2008*, 2010*, 2011
Ivanišević, GoranGoran Ivanišević  Croatia 4 1–3 1992, 1994, 1998, 2001*
Newcombe, JohnJohn Newcombe  Australia 3 2–1 1969, 1970*, 1971*
Edberg, StefanStefan Edberg  Sweden 3 2–1 1988*, 1989, 1990*
Roddick, AndyAndy Roddick  United States 3 0–3 2004, 2005, 2009
Laver, RodRod Laver  Australia 2 2–0 1968*, 1969*
Smith, StanStan Smith  United States 2 1–1 1971, 1972*
Agassi, AndreAndre Agassi  United States 2 1–1 1992*, 1999
Djokovic, NovakNovak Djokovic  +  Serbia 2 1–1 2011*, 2013
Murray, AndyAndy Murray  +  United Kingdom 2 1–1 2012, 2013*
Rosewall, KenKen Rosewall  Australia 2 0–2 1970, 1974
Năstase, IlieIlie Năstase  Romania 2 0–2 1972, 1976
Lendl, IvanIvan Lendl  Czechoslovakia 2 0–2 1986, 1987
Rafter, PatrickPatrick Rafter  Australia 2 0–2 2000, 2001
Kodeš, JanJan Kodeš  Czechoslovakia 1 1–0 1973*
Ashe, ArthurArthur Ashe  United States 1 1–0 1975*
Cash, PatPat Cash  Australia 1 1–0 1987*
Stich, MichaelMichael Stich  Germany 1 1–0 1991*
Krajicek, RichardRichard Krajicek  Netherlands 1 1–0 1996*
Hewitt, LleytonLleyton Hewitt  +  Australia 1 1–0 2002*
Roche, TonyTony Roche  Australia 1 0–1 1968
Metreveli, AlexAlex Metreveli  Soviet Union 1 0–1 1973
Tanner, RoscoeRoscoe Tanner  United States 1 0–1 1979
Lewis, ChrisChris Lewis  New Zealand 1 0–1 1983
Curren, KevinKevin Curren  United States 1 0–1 1985
Courier, JimJim Courier  United States 1 0–1 1993
Washington, MaliVaiMaliVai Washington  United States 1 0–1 1996
Pioline, CédricCédric Pioline  France 1 0–1 1997
Nalbandian, DavidDavid Nalbandian  Argentina 1 0–1 2002
Philippoussis, MarkMark Philippoussis  Australia 1 0–1 2003
Berdych, TomasTomas Berdych  +  Czech Republic 1 0–1 2010

Most recent final[edit]

Year Nationality Winner Nationality Runner-up
2013  United Kingdom Murray, AndyAndy Murray  Serbia Djokovic, NovakNovak Djokovic

Multiple-time opponents in the open era[edit]

Opponents Record Finals meetings
Most Wins Most Losses
Sweden Björn Borg United States Jimmy Connors 2–0 1977 (Borg), 1978 (Borg)
Sweden Björn Borg vs. United States John McEnroe 1–1 1980 (Borg), 1981 (McEnroe)
United States Jimmy Connors vs. United States John McEnroe 1–1 1982 (Connors), 1984 (McEnroe)
Sweden Stefan Edberg West Germany Boris Becker 2–1 1988 (Edberg), 1989 (Becker), 1990 (Edberg)
United States Pete Sampras Croatia Goran Ivanišević 2–0 1994 (Sampras), 1998 (Sampras)
Switzerland Roger Federer United States Andy Roddick 3–0 2004 (Federer), 2005 (Federer), 2009 (Federer)
Switzerland Roger Federer Spain Rafael Nadal 2–1 2006 (Federer), 2007 (Federer), 2008 (Nadal)

Most consecutive finals in the open era[edit]

Country Player Number Years Results
Won Lost
  Switzerland Roger Federer 7 2003–09 6 1
 Sweden Björn Borg 6 1976–81 5 1
 United States John McEnroe 5 1980–84 3 2
 Germany Boris Becker 4 1988–91 1 3
 United States Pete Sampras 4 1997–2000 4 0
 Australia John Newcombe 3 1969–71 2 1
 Sweden Stefan Edberg 3 1988–90 2 1
 United States Pete Sampras 3 1993–95 3 0
 Spain Rafael Nadal 3 2006–08 1 2
 Australia Rod Laver 2 1968–69 2 0
 United States Stan Smith 2 1971–72 1 1
 United States Jimmy Connors 2 1974–75 1 1
 United States Jimmy Connors 2 1977–78 0 2
 Germany Boris Becker 2 1985–86 2 0
 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 2 1986–87 0 2
 Australia Patrick Rafter 2 2000–01 0 2
 United States Andy Roddick 2 2004–05 0 2
 Spain Rafael Nadal 2 2010–11 1 1
 United Kingdom Andy Murray 2 2012–13^ 1 1

Bolded Years^ indicates Active or Current Streak

Ladies[edit]

During the 44 times that this tournament has been held in the open era, 30 women have reached the Wimbledon ladies' singles final.[3] The final has included women from 13 different nationalities.[3] The United States is the most represented by a large margin, with Australia, Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, Spain, and France represented to a lesser extent.[3]

  • * = Champion
Competed in 2013  +
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Martina Navratilova was a twelve-time finalist (nine wins, three losses).
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Chris Evert was a ten-time finalist (seven losses, three wins).
Steffi Graf was a nine-time finalist (seven wins, two losses).
Venus Williams has been an eight-time finalist (five wins, three losses).
A woman in all white clothing is serving
Serena Williams has been a seven-time finalist (five wins, two losses).
Player Nationality Finals Win-Loss Year(s)
Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova  United States[B] 12 9–3 1978*, 1979*, 1982*, 1983*, 1984*, 1985*, 1986*, 1987*, 1988, 1989, 1990*, 1994
Evert, ChrisChris Evert  United States 10 3–7 1973, 1974*, 1976*, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981*, 1982, 1984, 1985
Graf, SteffiSteffi Graf  Germany 9 7–2 1987, 1988*, 1989*, 1991*, 1992*, 1993*, 1995*, 1996*, 1999
Williams, VenusVenus Williams  United States 8 5–3 2000*, 2001*, 2002, 2003, 2005*, 2007*, 2008*, 2009
Williams, SerenaSerena Williams  +  United States 7 5–2 2002*, 2003*, 2004, 2008, 2009*, 2010*, 2012*
King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King  United States 6 4–2 1968*, 1969, 1970, 1972*, 1973*, 1975*
Goolagong Cawley, EvonneEvonne Goolagong Cawley  Australia 5 2–3 1971*, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1980*
Novotná, JanaJana Novotná  Czech Republic 3 1–2 1993, 1997, 1998*
Davenport, LindsayLindsay Davenport  United States 3 1–2 1999*, 2000, 2005
Court, MargaretMargaret Court  Australia 2 1–1 1970*, 1971
Sharapova, MariaMaria Sharapova  +  Russia 2 1–1 2004*, 2011
Bartoli, MarionMarion Bartoli  +  France 2 1–1 2007, 2013*
Mandlíková, HanaHana Mandlíková  Czechoslovakia 2 0–2 1981, 1986
Sánchez Vicario, ArantxaArantxa Sánchez Vicario  Spain 2 0–2 1995, 1996
Henin, JustineJustine Henin  Belgium 2 0–2 2001, 2006
Haydon-Jones, AnnAnn Haydon-Jones  United Kingdom 1 1–0 1969*
Wade, VirginiaVirginia Wade  United Kingdom 1 1–0 1977*
Martínez, ConchitaConchita Martínez  Spain 1 1–0 1994*
Hingis, MartinaMartina Hingis   Switzerland 1 1–0 1997*
Mauresmo, AmélieAmélie Mauresmo  France 1 1–0 2006*
Kvitová, PetraPetra Kvitová  +  Czech Republic 1 1–0 2011*
Tegart Dalton, JudyJudy Tegart Dalton  Australia 1 0–1 1968
Morozova, OlgaOlga Morozova  Soviet Union 1 0–1 1974
Stöve, BettyBetty Stöve  Netherlands 1 0–1 1977
Jaeger, AndreaAndrea Jaeger  United States 1 0–1 1983
Garrison, ZinaZina Garrison  United States 1 0–1 1990
Sabatini, GabrielaGabriela Sabatini  Argentina 1 0–1 1991
Seles, MonicaMonica Seles  Yugoslavia[C] 1 0–1 1992
Tauziat, NathalieNathalie Tauziat  France 1 0–1 1998
Zvonareva, VeraVera Zvonareva  Russia 1 0–1 2010
Radwańska, AgnieszkaAgnieszka Radwańska  +  Poland 1 0–1 2012
Lisicki, SabineSabine Lisicki  +  Germany 1 0–1 2013

Most recent final[edit]

Year Nationality Winner Nationality Runner-up
2013  France Bartoli, MarionMarion Bartoli  Germany Lisicki, SabineSabine Lisicki

Multiple-time opponents in the open era[edit]

Opponents Record Finals meetings
Most Wins Most Losses
United States Billie Jean King Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2–0 1972 (King), 1975 (King)
United States Martina Navratilova United States Chris Evert 5–0 1978 (Navratilova), 1979 (Navratilova), 1982 (Navratilova), 1984 (Navratilova), 1985 (Navratilova)
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley vs. United States Chris Evert 1–1 1976 (Evert), 1980 (Cawley)
West Germany Steffi Graf United States Martina Navratilova 2–1 1987 (Navratilova), 1988 (Graf), 1989 (Graf)
Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2–0 1995 (Graf), 1996 (Graf)
United States Serena Williams United States Venus Williams 3–1 2002 (Serena), 2003 (Serena), 2008 (Venus), 2009 (Serena)
United States Venus Williams United States Lindsay Davenport 2–0 2000 (Venus), 2005 (Venus)

Most consecutive finals in the open era[edit]

Country Player Number Years Results
Won Lost
 United States Martina Navratilova 9 1982–90 7 2
 United States Chris Evert 5 1978–82 1 4
 United States Venus Williams 4 2000–03 2 2
 United States Billie Jean King 3 1968–70 1 2
 Germany Steffi Graf 3 1987–89 1 2
 Germany Steffi Graf 3 1991–93 3 0
 United States Serena Williams 3 2002–04 2 1
 United States Venus Williams 3 2007–09 2 1
 United States Serena Williams 3 2008–10 2 1
 Australia Margaret Court 2 1970–71 1 1
 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2 1971–72 1 1
 United States Billie Jean King 2 1972–73 2 0
 United States Chris Evert 2 1973–74 1 1
 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2 1975–76 0 2
 United States Martina Navratilova 2 1978–79 2 0
 United States Chris Evert 2 1984–85 0 2
 Germany Steffi Graf 2 1995–96 2 0
 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2 1995–96 0 2
 Czech Republic Jana Novotná 2 1997–98 1 1
 United States Lindsay Davenport 2 1999–2000 1 1

Bolded Years^ indicates Active or Current Streak

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