1956 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1956 Wimbledon Championships
Champion United States Shirley Fry[1]
Runner-up United Kingdom Angela Buxton[1]
Final score 6–3, 6–1
Details
Draw 96 (10Q)
Seeds 8
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
← 1955 · Wimbledon Championships · 1957 →

Shirley Fry (USA) defeated Angela Buxton (GBR) 6–3, 6–1 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1956 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Shirley Fry is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States Louise Brough (Semifinalist)
  2. United States Beverley Fleitz (Quarterfinalist)
  3. United Kingdom Angela Mortimer (Quarterfinalist)
  4. United States Althea Gibson (Quarterfinalist)
  5. United States Shirley Fry (Champion)
  6. United Kingdom Angela Buxton (Finalist)
  7. United States Dorothy Knode (Second round)
  8. United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
1 United States Louise Brough 5 6 6
8 United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer 7 1 3
1 United States Louise Brough 4 6 3
5 United States Shirley Fry 6 4 6
4 United States Althea Gibson 6 3 4
5 United States Shirley Fry 4 6 6
5 United States Shirley Fry 6 6
6 United Kingdom Angela Buxton 3 1
  United Kingdom Pat Ward 6 6
3 United Kingdom Angela Mortimer 3 0
  United Kingdom Pat Ward 1 4
6 United Kingdom Angela Buxton 6 6
6 United Kingdom Angela Buxton
2 United States Beverley Fleitz w/o

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States Brough 6 6
South Africa Forbes 0 0
1 United States Brough 6 6
United Kingdom Middleton 0 4
United Kingdom Edwards 2 4
United Kingdom Middleton 6 6
1 United States Brough 6 6
Australia Muller 3 1
Australia Muller 6 6
Q France Monnot 3 2
Australia Muller 6 6
United Kingdom Yates-Bell 0 0
United Kingdom Knapp 0 8 4
United Kingdom Yates-Bell 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 United Kingdom Bloomer 6 6
United Kingdom Knight 0 0
8 United Kingdom Bloomer 4 6 8
United States Pratt 6 2 6
United Kingdom Craig-Smith 4 3
United States Pratt 6 6
8 United Kingdom Bloomer 6 7
United Kingdom Brown 2 5
Sweden Gustafsson 6 7
Austria Broz 2 5
Sweden Gustafsson 1 3
United Kingdom Brown 6 6
United Kingdom Brown 6 4 6
South Africa Reynolds 4 6 3

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
West Germany Buding 4 2
4 United States Gibson 6 6 4 United States Gibson 6 6
United Kingdom Parker 6 0 2 Q United Kingdom Wheeler 1 2
Q United Kingdom Wheeler 2 6 6 4 United States Gibson 4 6 6
Q Australia Newcombe 0 2 United Kingdom Shilcock 6 2 1
United Kingdom Haydon 6 6 United Kingdom Haydon 6 3 2
West Germany Buding 3 2 United Kingdom Shilcock 3 6 6
United Kingdom Shilcock 6 6 4 United States Gibson 6 6
Denmark Schmith 3 4 United Kingdom Hird 0 4
Brazil Metzner 6 6 Brazil Metzner 6 0 5
Republic of Ireland Fitzpatrick 6 3 2 United Kingdom Hird 3 6 7
United Kingdom Hird 2 6 6 United Kingdom Hird 3 6 6
United Kingdom Speight 0 3 United States Snow 6 1 2
United States Snow 6 6 United States Snow 6 6
Australia O'Donnell 6 5 4 United Kingdom Holt 3 1
United Kingdom Holt 4 7 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Belgium Mercelis 2 1
5 United States Fry 6 6 5 United States Fry 6 6
Norway Winther 2 1 France Bucaille 3 2
France Bucaille 6 6 5 United States Fry 6 6
United Kingdom Boundy 5 2 Bermuda Brewer 3 4
Spain De Riba 7 6 Spain De Riba 4 0
Netherlands Van Der Storm 1 3 Bermuda Brewer 6 6
Bermuda Brewer 6 6 5 United States Fry 6 6
United Kingdom Morgan 4 6 7 Australia Hoad 2 2
Q South Africa Waddington 6 4 9 Q South Africa Waddington 4 6 10
United Kingdom White 6 2 7 United Kingdom Macleod 6 0 8
United Kingdom Macleod 2 6 9 Q South Africa Waddington 0 2
United Kingdom Cawthorn 2 2 Australia Hoad 6 6
United Kingdom Thomas 6 6 United Kingdom Thomas 6 4
United Kingdom Woodgate 3 6 2 Australia Hoad 8 6
Australia Hoad 6 3 6

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Q United Kingdom Rook 0 0
South Africa Carr 6 6 South Africa Carr 10 6 2
United Kingdom Macfarlane 3 2 United Kingdom Ward 12 4 6
United Kingdom Ward 6 6 United Kingdom Ward 6 6
South Africa Van Tonder 1 5 Q New Zealand Becroft 4 4
United States Clarke 6 7 United States Clarke 3 6 5
United Kingdom Armstrong 0 5 Q New Zealand Becroft 6 3 7
Q New Zealand Becroft 6 7 United Kingdom Ward 6 6
Q United Kingdom Brock 1 1 Czechoslovakia Puzejova 3 2
West Germany Vollmer 6 6 West Germany Vollmer 6 6
United Kingdom Roberts 6 7 4 United Kingdom Spiers 2 0
United Kingdom Spiers 8 5 6 West Germany Vollmer 8 3
United Kingdom Lewis 6 0 3 Czechoslovakia Puzejova 10 6
Czechoslovakia Puzejova 1 6 6 Czechoslovakia Puzejova 6 7 6
United Kingdom Waters 6 2 7 United States Knode 4 9 1
7 United States Knode 8 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Q United Kingdom Godfrey 4 2
Q France De La Courtie-Billat 6 6 Q France De La Courtie-Billat 5 6 6
United Kingdom Evans 2 2 South Africa Hale 7 4 8
South Africa Hale 6 6 South Africa Hale
Sweden Gullbrandsson-Sanden 6 5 United States Davidson w/o
United States Davidson 8 7 United States Davidson 6 7 6
United Kingdom Deloford 6 4 1 United Kingdom Walter 3 9 4
United Kingdom Walter 0 6 6 South Africa Hale 2 0
United Kingdom Collier 2 2 3 United Kingdom Mortimer 6 6
United States Hard 6 6 United States Hard 6 6
United Kingdom Bramley 5 4 Q United Kingdom Moorley 2 3
Q United Kingdom Moorley 7 6 United States Hard 3 5
United Kingdom Gibb 4 3 3 United Kingdom Mortimer 6 7
United Kingdom Panton 6 6 United Kingdom Panton 1 2
Australia Long 1 6 3 3 United Kingdom Mortimer 6 6
3 United Kingdom Mortimer 6 4 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Curry 2 3
United Kingdom Watson 6 6
United Kingdom Watson 10 6
Netherlands Roos 8 2
United Kingdom Wilson 6 2 2
Netherlands Roos 4 6 6
United Kingdom Watson 4 4
6 United Kingdom Buxton 6 6
Denmark Gram-Andersen 6 6
United Kingdom Kemsey-Bourne 4 1
Denmark Gram-Andersen 3 2
6 United Kingdom Buxton 6 6
France Le Besnerais 4 0
6 United Kingdom Buxton 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Hungary Körmöczy 6 6
Australia Hopman 1 4
Hungary Körmöczy 6 6
Australia Seeney 2 3
United Kingdom Brighton 2 3
Australia Seeney 6 6
Hungary Körmöczy 0 6
2 United States Fleitz 6 8
Australia Edmondson 4 2
United Kingdom Hoahing 6 6
United Kingdom Hoahing 1 3
2 United States Fleitz 6 6
Spain Barril 4 3
2 United States Fleitz 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 345. ISBN 0007117078. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com
Preceded by
1956 French Championships – Women's Singles
Grand Slams
Women's Singles
Succeeded by
1956 U.S. Championships – Women's Singles