1967 Wimbledon Championships

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1967 Wimbledon Championships
Date 26 June–7 July[1]
Edition 81st
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia John Newcombe
Women's Singles
United States Billie Jean King
Men's Doubles
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan
Women's Doubles
Australia Rosemary Casals / United States Billie Jean King
Mixed Doubles
Australia Owen Davidson / United States Billie Jean King
Boys' Singles
Spain Manuel Orantes
Girls' Singles
Netherlands Judith Salome

The 1967 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 26 June until 7 July. It was the 81st staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1967. John Newcombe and Billie Jean King won the singles titles.

Launch of colour television[edit]

The first colour television broadcast in the UK, as well as in Europe, took place on 1 July 1967, the first Saturday of the Championships, when, starting a 2pm, four hours of live coverage of the Championships was shown on BBC2 presented by David Vine and with commentary from Keith Fordyce.[2][3] The first match broadcast in colour was Cliff Drysdale against Roger Taylor and was played on the Centre Court. Additional colour broadcasts were made during the afternoons of the following week as well as 30 minute highlight programmes shown each evening.[4]

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia John Newcombe defeated West Germany Wilhelm Bungert 6–3, 6–1, 6–1

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King defeated United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones 6–3, 6–4

Men's Doubles[edit]

South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan defeated Australia Roy Emerson / Australia Ken Fletcher 6–2, 6–3, 6–4

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Rosemary Casals / United States Billie Jean King defeated Brazil Maria Bueno / United States Nancy Richey 9–11, 6–4, 6–2

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Australia Owen Davidson / United States Billie Jean King defeated Australia Ken Fletcher / Brazil Maria Bueno 7–5, 6–2

Boys' Singles[edit]

Spain Manuel Orantes defeated United States Mike Estep 6–2, 6–0

Girls' Singles[edit]

Netherlands Judith Salome defeated Sweden E.M. Strandberg 6–4, 6–3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ "From the Observer archive, 25 June 1967: Wimbledon's Watchmen". The Guardian (Observer). 24 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Television: Colour Television in Britain" (PDF). www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk. National Media Museum. 
  4. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. ISBN 978-1899039401. 

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Preceded by
1967 French Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1967 U.S. National Championships