1937 Wimbledon Championships

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1937 Wimbledon Championships
Date 21 June – 3 July
Edition 57th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Don Budge
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Dorothy Round
Men's Doubles
United States Don Budge / United States Gene Mako
Women's Doubles
France Simonne Mathieu / United Kingdom Billie Yorke
Mixed Doubles
United States Don Budge / United States Alice Marble
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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 was held from Monday 21 June until Saturday 3 July 1937.[1] It was the 57th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1937. Don Budge and Dorothy Round 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.[2]

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

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

Women's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Dorothy Round defeated Poland Jadwiga Jędrzejowska, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5 [4]

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Don Budge / United States Gene Mako defeated United Kingdom Pat Hughes / United Kingdom Raymond Tuckey, 6–0, 6–4, 6–8, 6-1 [5]

Women's Doubles[edit]

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

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United States Don Budge / United States Alice Marble defeated France Yvon Petra / France Simonne Mathieu, 6–4, 6–1 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 128. ISBN 978-1899039401. 
  2. ^ Sarah Kirkham (5 February 2015). "Throwback Thursday: The first Wimbledon on television". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC. 
  3. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 

External links[edit]

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