1937 Wimbledon Championships

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1937 Wimbledon Championships
Date(s) June 21 – July 2 [1]
Edition 57th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Don Budge[2]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Dorothy Round Little [3]
Men's Doubles
United States Donald Budge / United States Gene Mako
Women's Doubles
France Simonne Mathieu / United Kingdom Billie Yorke
Mixed Doubles
United States Alice Marble / United States Don Budge

The 1937 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 21 June until 2 July. It was the 57th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1937. Don Budge and Dorothy Round Little won the singles title.

Television[edit]

This edition marked the first time that the Wimbledon Championships were televised by the BBC. Only matches taking place on Centre Court were transmitted by the BBC for half an hour each day. Two cameras were used, one for a close up view of the match and one for a general view, and the match between Bunny Austin and George Lyttleton Rogers was the first one to be broadcast.[4]

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

United States Don Budge defeated Germany Gottfried von Cramm 6–3, 6–4, 6–2

Women's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Dorothy Round Little defeated Poland Jadwiga Jędrzejowska 6–2, 2–6, 7–5

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Donald Budge / United States Gene Mako defeated United Kingdom Pat Hughes / United Kingdom Raymond Tuckey, 6–0, 6–4, 6–8, 6-1

Women's Doubles[edit]

France Simonne Mathieu / United Kingdom Billie Yorke defeated United Kingdom Phyllis King / United Kingdom Elsie Goldsack Pittman, 6–3, 6–3

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United States Alice Marble / United States Don Budge defeated France Simonne Mathieu / France Yvon Petra 6–4, 6–1

References[edit]

  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. 
  3. ^ "Roll of Honour - Women's Singles". wimbledon.org. 
  4. ^ Sarah Kirkham (5 February 2015). "Throwback Thursday: The first Wimbledon on television". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1937 French Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1937 U.S. National Championships