1985 Wimbledon Championships

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1985 Wimbledon Championships
Date24 June – 7 July
Edition99th
CategoryGrand Slam
Draw128S/64D/64XD
Prize money£1,934,760
SurfaceGrass
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
West Germany Boris Becker
Women's Singles
United States Martina Navratilova
Men's Doubles
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt / Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Women's Doubles
United States Kathy Jordan / Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Mixed Doubles
Australia Paul McNamee / United States Martina Navratilova
Boys' Singles
Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
Girls' Singles
Czechoslovakia Andrea Holíková
Boys' Doubles
Mexico Agustín Moreno / Peru Jaime Yzaga
Girls' Doubles
Australia Louise Field / United States Janine Thompson
← 1984 · Wimbledon Championships · 1986 →

The 1985 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England.[1][2] It was the 99th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 24 June to 7 July 1985.

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money for 1985 championships was £1,934,760. The winner of the men's title earned £130,000 while the women's singles champion earned £117,000.[3][4]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £130,000 £65,000 £32,500 £16,500 £8,680 £4,864 £2,865 £1,750
Women's Singles £117,000 £58,500 £28,500 £13,954 £6,950 £3,750 £2,210 £1,350
Men's Doubles * £47,500 £23,750 £11,880 £5,450 £2,810 £1,490 £870 N/A
Women's Doubles * £41,100 £20,550 £9,500 £4,360 £2,100 £1,100 £640 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £23,400 £11,700 £5,850 £2,730 £1,370 £680 £300 N/A

* per team

Champions[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

West Germany Boris Becker defeated United States Kevin Curren, 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–4 [5]

  • It was Becker's 1st career Grand Slam title and his 1st Wimbledon title.

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova defeated United States Chris Evert Lloyd, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2 [6]

  • It was Navratilova's 33rd career Grand Slam title and her 6th Wimbledon singles title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Switzerland Heinz Günthardt / Hungary Balázs Taróczy defeated Australia Pat Cash / Australia John Fitzgerald, 6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3 [7]

  • It was Günthardt's 3rd career Grand Slam title and his only Wimbledon title. It was Taróczy's 2nd and last career Grand Slam title and his only Wimbledon title.

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Kathy Jordan / Australia Elizabeth Smylie defeated United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver, 5–7, 6–3, 6–4 [8]

  • It was Jordan's 5th career Grand Slam title and her 2nd Wimbledon title. It was Smylie's 2nd career Grand Slam title and her 1st Wimbledon title.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Australia Paul McNamee / United States Martina Navratilova defeated Australia John Fitzgerald / Australia Elizabeth Smylie, 7–5, 4–6, 6–2 [9]

  • It was McNamee's 5th and last career Grand Slam title and his 3rd Wimbledon title. It was Navratilova's 34th career Grand Slam title and her 13th Wimbledon title.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Mexico Leonardo Lavalle defeated Mexico Eduardo Vélez, 6–4, 6–4 [10]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Czechoslovakia Andrea Holíková defeated Australia Jenny Byrne, 7–5, 6–1 [11]

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Mexico Agustín Moreno / Peru Jaime Yzaga defeated Czechoslovakia Petr Korda / Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk, 7–6(7–3), 6–4 [12]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Australia Louise Field / Australia Janine Thompson defeated South Africa Elna Reinach / New Zealand Julie Richardson, 6–1, 6–2 [13]

Singles seeds[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Both Chris Evert Lloyd and Martina Navratilova were seeded #1, reflecting Evert Lloyd's status as the #1 ranked player and Navratilova's as the 3-time defending champion, with no seed #2 awarded. As Evert Lloyd was placed at the top of the draw sheet, she was in effect the de facto #1.[2]
  2. ^ No seed #2 was awarded as both Chris Evert Lloyd and Martina Navratilova were jointly seeded #1.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ a b c Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. ISBN 0007117078.
  3. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  4. ^ "About Wimbledon – Prize Money and Finance". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Boys' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Girls' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Boys' Doubles Finals 1982-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Girls' Doubles Finals 1982-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 5 December 2017.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1985 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1985 U.S. Open