1977 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1977 Wimbledon Championships
Champion United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Runner-up Netherlands Betty Stöve
Final score 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
Details
Draw 96 (8Q / 6WC)
Seeds 12
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1976 · Wimbledon Championships · 1978 →

Chris Evert was the defending champion, but lost in the semifinals to Virginia Wade.

Wade defeated Betty Stöve in the final, 4–6, 6–3, 6–1 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships.[1] As of 2017 Wade remains the last British woman to win a Wimbledon singles title.

Seeds[edit]

01.   United States Chris Evert (Semifinals)
02.   United States Martina Navratilova (Quarterfinals)
03.   United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Champion)
04.   United Kingdom Sue Barker (Semifinals)
05.   United States Billie Jean King (Quarterfinals)
06.   United States Rosie Casals (Quarterfinals)
07.   Netherlands Betty Stöve (Final)
08.   Australia Kerry Melville (Quarterfinals)
09.   Australia Dianne Fromholtz (Withdrew before the tournament began)
10.   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec (Third round)
11.   France Françoise Dürr (Third round)
12.   United States Kathy May (Fourth round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Fromholtz withdrew due to illness. She was replaced in the draw by Lucky Loser Chris O'Neil.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                             
1 United States Chris Evert 6 6
5 United States Billie Jean King 1 2
1 United States Chris Evert 2 6 1
3 United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6 4 6
3 United Kingdom Virginia Wade 7 6
6 United States Rosie Casals 5 2
3 United Kingdom Virginia Wade 4 6 6
7 Netherlands Betty Stöve 6 3 1
8 Australia Kerry Reid 3 4
4 United Kingdom Sue Barker 6 6
4 United Kingdom Sue Barker 4 6 4
7 Netherlands Betty Stöve 6 2 6
7 Netherlands Betty Stöve 9 3 6
2 United States Martina Navratilova 8 6 1

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States C Evert 6 6
United States R Gerulaitis 0 3 1 United States C Evert 6 6
WC United Kingdom W Wooldridge 0 2
1 United States C Evert 6 6
Netherlands E Vessies-Appel 6 3 6 United States T Austin 1 1
United States M Hamm 4 6 2 Netherlands E Vessies-Appel 3 3
United States T Austin 6 6
1 United States C Evert 8 6
South Africa G Stevens 6 4
West Germany K Ebbinghaus 6 6
Q United States E Dignam 6 5 1 WC United Kingdom B Thompson 2 0
WC United Kingdom B Thompson 2 7 6 West Germany K Ebbinghaus 1 3
South Africa G Stevens 6 6
Q United States A Spex 6 0 2
United States M Struthers 1 0 South Africa G Stevens 4 6 6
South Africa G Stevens 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States BJ King 6 6 6
Q United States A Smith 4 6 6 Q United States A Smith 8 0 3
Sweden M Wikstedt 6 2 0 5 United States BJ King 6 7
Brazil M Bueno 2 5
Brazil M Bueno 1 8 8
United States J Newberry 6 6 United States J Newberry 6 6 6
LL Argentina R Giscafré 4 2 5 United States BJ King 4 6 6
South Africa M Kruger 6 0 1
10 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec 6 6
Australia W Turnbull 6 6 Australia W Turnbull 4 3
West Germany H Eisterlehner 2 1 10 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec 4 4
United Kingdom M Tyler 4 6 2 South Africa M Kruger 6 6
South Africa M Kruger 6 2 6 South Africa M Kruger 6 6
France F Guedy 3 2

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 United Kingdom V Wade 6 6
WC United Kingdom J Durie 2 2 3 United Kingdom V Wade 6 6
United States E Nagelsen 2 1
3 United Kingdom V Wade 6 6
South Africa Y Vermaak 1 2
South Africa Y Vermaak 6 6
United Kingdom J Fayter 2 6 6 United Kingdom J Fayter 3 1
Q Sweden N Bohm 6 3 2 3 United Kingdom V Wade 9 6
Hungary M Pinterova 1 1 Romania M Simionescu 7 3
Q Israel P Peled 6 6 Q Israel P Peled 4 6 4
Q United States R Fox 6 4 6
Q United States R Fox 5 2
United States S Tolleson 2 3 Romania M Simionescu 7 6
Romania M Simionescu 6 6 Romania M Simionescu 6 7
United States C Reynolds 4 5

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 United States R Casals 6 6
South Africa T Harford 3 1 6 United States R Casals 6 6
United States V Ziegenfuss 3 3
6 United States R Casals 6 6
United States J Russell 8 6 United States J Russell 1 1
United Kingdom S Mappin 6 2 United States J Russell 6 7
LL United States S Hagey 3 5
6 United States R Casals 8 6
11 France F Dürr 6 8 South Africa D Boshoff 6 3
United States L Forood 0 6 11 France F Dürr 6 7
Romania V Ruzici 3 5
11 France F Dürr 3 7
South Africa D Boshoff 6 9
Australia L Hunt 3 2
Australia P Whytcross 4 4 South Africa D Boshoff 6 6
South Africa D Boshoff 6 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States K Harter 3 2
Australia C Doerner 6 6 Australia C Doerner 6 6
United States A-M Bruning 3 1 Australia C Doerner 0 2
12 United States K May 6 6
United Kingdom C Molesworth 2 4
United Kingdom L Mottram 3 1 12 United States K May 6 6
12 United States K May 6 6 12 United States K May 2 1
United States J Anthony 6 6 8 Australia K Reid 6 6
Japan N Sato 1 3 United States J Anthony 6 6
West Germany I Riedel 2 1
United States J Anthony 3 7
8 Australia K Reid 6 9
France G Lovera 1 1
United States M Carillo 6 4 5 8 Australia K Reid 6 6
8 Australia K Reid 2 6 7

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States P Bostrom 3 4
United States L Antonoplis 6 6 United States L Antonoplis 7 6
Q Australia C Matison 5 1
United States L Antonoplis 6 6
Q Denmark H Sparre-Viragh 4 1
Q Denmark H Sparre-Viragh 6 6
WC Australia S Saliba 1 5 WC United States K Susman 3 2
WC United States K Susman 6 7 United States L Antonoplis 0 4
4 United Kingdom S Barker 6 6
South Africa I Kloss 3 4
United States C Meyer 1 5 United States A Kiyomura 6 6
United States A Kiyomura 6 7 United States A Kiyomura 2 1
West Germany H Masthoff 2 7 7 4 United Kingdom S Barker 6 6
Uruguay F Bonicelli 6 5 5 West Germany H Masthoff 1 3
4 United Kingdom S Barker 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States S Walsh 4 2
Australia H Cawley 6 6 Australia H Cawley 6 6
WC United Kingdom A Hobbs 4 3
Australia H Cawley 9 6
United States P Fordyce 6 7 1 United States J Stratton 7 3
United States J Stratton 4 9 6 United States J Stratton 7 9 6
LL Australia C O'Neil 9 8 3
Australia H Cawley 4 2
7 Netherlands B Stöve 6 6
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová 6 2 6
South Africa B Cuypers 6 6 South Africa B Cuypers 4 6 3
Czechoslovakia R Maršíková 0 4 Czechoslovakia R Tomanová 1 2
7 Netherlands B Stöve 6 6
United States P Teeguarden 6 3 2
Italy S Simmonds 3 1 7 Netherlands B Stöve 3 6 6
7 Netherlands B Stöve 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Belgium M Gurdal 6 6
United States L duPont 2 4 Belgium M Gurdal 6 6 3
South Africa A McDade 1 8 6
South Africa A McDade 4 0
United States T Holladay 6 6
United States K Shaw 5 4
United States T Holladay 6 6 United States T Holladay 7 6
United Kingdom L Beaven 3 3 United States T Holladay 4 4
2 United States M Navratilova 6 6
Romania F Mihai 2 4
United Kingdom L Charles 6 1 6 United Kingdom L Charles 6 6
France B Simon 4 6 3 United Kingdom L Charles 2 2
2 United States M Navratilova 6 6
Sweden I Bentzer 0 3
United Kingdom G Coles 3 0 2 United States M Navratilova 6 6
2 United States M Navratilova 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230. 

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