1969 Wimbledon Championships
|1969 Wimbledon Championships|
|Date||23 June – 5 July|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
London, United Kingdom
|Rod Laver |
|Ann Haydon-Jones |
|John Newcombe / Tony Roche |
|Margaret Court / Judy Tegart |
|Fred Stolle / Ann Haydon-Jones |
The 1969 Wimbledon Championships was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament that was played on outdoor grass courts. It was the second edition of the event in the Open Era and the 83rd since its formation. It was held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon, London from 23 June through 5 July 1969. Ann Haydon-Jones became the first British champion of the open era, the first victor since 1961; Britain would have to wait 8 years, until the 1977 tournament to see another British winner in the singles competition – Virginia Wade. Rod Laver won the men's singles title, his fourth Wimbledon crown after 1961, 1962 and 1968, and went on to win his second Grand Slam after 1962.
41-year-old Pancho Gonzalez beat Charlie Pasarell in a first-round men's singles match by a score of 22–24, 1–6, 16–14, 6–3, 11–9. At 112 games and 5 hours 20 minutes it was by far the longest match of the time. The match led to the introduction of the tiebreak in tennis. The 112-game record lasted 41 years until the Isner–Mahut match at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships.
The total prize money for 1969 championships was £33,370. The winner of the men's title earned £3,000 while the women's singles champion earned £1.500.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128|
|Men's Doubles *||£1,000||£600||£400||£200||£0||£0||£0||N/A|
* per team
- Boys' and Girls' Doubles did not commence until the 1982 Championships.
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- "Wimbledon draws archive – Mixed Doubles 1969" (pdf). AELTC.
- John Barrett, ed. (1970). BP year book of World Tennis 1970. London: Clipper P. pp. 39–63. ISBN 0851080049. OCLC 502255545. OL 21635829M.
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- Gray, David (26 June 1969). "Pancho wins the longest match". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
- Tignor, Steve (12 February 2015). "1969: Pancho and Pasarell Steal the Show". Tennis.com. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
- "Pancho Gonzales and Charlie Pasarell". The Herald (22 June 2009). Retrieved 13 July 2017.
- Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401.
1969 French Open
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by
1969 US Open