1997 Wimbledon Championships

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1997 Wimbledon Championships
Date 23 June – 6 July
Edition 111th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Pete Sampras
Women's Singles
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Men's Doubles
Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde
Women's Doubles
United States Gigi Fernández / Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Mixed Doubles
Czech Republic Helena Suková / Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Boys' Singles
South Africa Wesley Whitehouse
Girls' Singles
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Boys' Doubles
Peru Luis Horna / Chile Nicolás Massú
Girls' Doubles
Zimbabwe Cara Black / Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
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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.

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

United States Pete Sampras defeated France Cédric Pioline, 6–4, 6–2, 6–4

• It was Sampras' 10th career Grand Slam singles title and his 4th title at Wimbledon.

Women's singles[edit]

Switzerland Martina Hingis defeated Czech Republic Jana Novotná, 2–6, 6–3, 6–3

• It was Hingis' 2nd career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st and only title at Wimbledon.

Men's doubles[edit]

Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde defeated Netherlands Jacco Eltingh / Netherlands Paul Haarhuis, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(9–7), 5–7, 6–3

• 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.

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Gigi Fernández / Belarus Natasha Zvereva defeated United States Nicole Arendt / Netherlands Manon Bollegraf, 7–6(7–4), 6–4

• 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.

Mixed doubles[edit]

Czech Republic Helena Suková / Czech Republic Cyril Suk defeated Latvia Larisa Neiland / Russia Andrei Olhovskiy, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

• 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.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

South Africa Wesley Whitehouse defeated Germany Daniel Elsner 6–3, 7–6(8–6)

Girls' Singles[edit]

Zimbabwe Cara Black defeated United States Brie Rippner 6–3, 7–5

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Peru Luis Horna / Chile Nicolás Massú defeated South Africa Jaco van der Westhuizen / South Africa Wesley Whitehouse 6–4, 6–2

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Zimbabwe Cara Black / Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina defeated Slovenia Maja Matevžič / Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik 3–6, 7–5, 6–3

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Preceded by
1997 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1997 U.S. Open