1997 Wimbledon Championships
|1997 Wimbledon Championships|
|Date||23 June – 6 July|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
London, United Kingdom
|Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde|
|Gigi Fernández / Natasha Zvereva|
|Helena Suková / Cyril Suk|
|Luis Horna / Nicolás Massú|
|Cara Black / Irina Selyutina|
The 1997 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon in London in England. It was the 111th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 23 June to 6 July 1997. The championships saw the inauguration of a new No.1 Court, the third court to be named such in the club's history. To commemorate the new stadium, all the three-time or more singles champions were invited to a ceremony marking the opening of the new court and were presented with a silver salver. Ten of the thirteen surviving eligible champions attended: Louise Brough, Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, John Newcombe, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Pete Sampras. The only surviving absentees were Maria Bueno and Bjorn Borg who declined to attend and Steffi Graf who was recovering from knee surgery and unable to be present.
- • It was Sampras' 10th career Grand Slam singles title and his 4th title at Wimbledon.
- • It was Hingis' 2nd career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st and only title at Wimbledon.
- • It was Woodbridge's 14th career Grand Slam doubles title and his 6th title at Wimbledon.
- • It was Woodforde's 15th career Grand Slam doubles title and his 6th title at Wimbledon.
- • It was Fernández's 17th and last career Grand Slam doubles title and her 4th title at Wimbledon.
- • It was Zvereva's 18th and last career Grand Slam doubles title and her 5th title at Wimbledon.
- • It was Suková's 5th and last career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and her 3rd title at Wimbledon.
- • It was Suk's 4th and last career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and his 3rd title at Wimbledon.
1997 French Open
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by
1997 U.S. Open