1924 Wimbledon Championships

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1924 Wimbledon Championships
Date June 23-July 5[1]
Edition 44th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Men's Singles
France Jean Borotra[2]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Kitty McKane Godfree[3]
Men's Doubles
United States Frank Hunter / United States Vincent Richards[4]
Women's Doubles
United States Hazel Wightman / United States Helen Wills
Mixed Doubles
United Kingdom Kathleen McKane / United Kingdom John Gilbert

The 1924 Wimbledon Championships 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 23 June until 5 July. It was the 44th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1924.

This edition saw the introduction of a draw that made use of a seeding list. The seeding was based on nationality and aimed at preventing nominated players from the same nationality meeting before the later rounds. A maximum of four players could be nominated by a country and these would be seeded into four different quarters of the draw.[5][6] In 1927 the system of seeding by nationality was extended with a merit–based seeding based on the ranking of players.[7]


Men's Singles[edit]

France Jean Borotra defeated France René Lacoste 6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4

Women's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Kitty McKane defeated United States Helen Wills 4–6, 6–4, 6–4

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Frank Hunter / United States Vincent Richards defeated United States Richard Norris Williams / United States Watson Washburn 6–3, 3–6, 8–10, 8–6, 6–3

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Hazel Wightman / United States Helen Wills defeated United Kingdom Phyllis Covell / United Kingdom Kitty McKane 6–4, 6–4

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom Kitty McKane / United Kingdom John Gilbert defeated United Kingdom Dorothy Shepherd Barron / United Kingdom Leslie Godfree 6–3, 3–6, 6–3


  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ "Grand Slam Tournaments – Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Roll of Honour – Women's Singles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Roll of Honour – Men's Doubles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Seeding the Draw". The Glasgow Herald. Jun 14, 1955. 
  6. ^ "SPORTING CABLES.". The West Australian (Perth: National Library of Australia). 12 December 1923. p. 9. 
  7. ^ "'Seed' Drawings for Tennis Meet". The Telegraph–Herald and Times-Journal. Jun 15, 1927. 

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Preceded by
1924 Australasian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1924 U.S. National Championships