1972 Wimbledon Championships
|1972 Wimbledon Championships|
|Date||26 June – 9 July|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
London, United Kingdom
|Billie Jean King|
|Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan|
|Billie Jean King / Betty Stöve|
|Rosemary Casals / Ilie Năstase|
The 1972 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament that 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 9 July. It was the 86th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1972. Reigning champion John Newcombe was prevented from defending his title and was absent along with other World Championship Tennis (WCT) contract players, including Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall and Arthur Ashe, who were banned by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) from entering the event.
The total prize money for 1972 championships was £50,330. The winner of the men's title earned £5,000 while the women's singles champion earned £2,400.
|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|
|Women's Doubles *||£600||£400||£200||£100||£0||£0||£0||N/A|
|Mixed Doubles *||£500||£350||£175||£100||£0||£0||£0||£0|
* per team
- It was Smith's 2nd (and last) career Grand Slam title, and his only Wimbledon title.
- It was King's 8th career Grand Slam title (her 4th in the Open Era), and her 4th Wimbledon title.
1972 French Open
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by
1972 U.S. Open