2000 Wimbledon Championships
|2000 Wimbledon Championships|
|Date||26 June - 9 July|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
London, United Kingdom
|Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde|
|Serena Williams / Venus Williams|
|Kimberly Po / Don Johnson|
The 2000 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England. It was the 114th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 26 June to 9 July 2000. It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year.
Pete Sampras won his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title, defeating Patrick Rafter in the final. It was also his last Wimbledon title. Lindsay Davenport was unsuccessful in her title defence, being defeated by Venus Williams in the women's final. It was the first of five Wimbledon titles for Venus Williams.
In order to celebrate the millennium, the All England Club invited all surviving singles champions, any player that had appeared in two or more singles finals without winning the championship and any player who had won four or more doubles titles, to a presentation ceremony on Centre Court on Saturday, July 1. Each honoree was presented with a crystal plate, engraved with their name, by the President of the Lawn Tennis Association, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester. Those who attended were: (in order of presentation) Andre Agassi, Ken McGregor, Bob Hewitt, Ken Fletcher, Tony Roche, Rosie Casals, Owen Davidson, Frew McMillan, Peter Fleming, Pam Shriver, Helena Suková, Natasha Zvereva, Gigi Fernández, Henry "Bunny" Austin, Kurt Nielsen, Ken Rosewall, Darlene Hard, Fred Stolle, Hana Mandlíková, Goran Ivanišević, Sidney Wood, Pauline Betz, Bob Falkenburg, Ted Schroeder, John "Budge" Patty, Richard "Dick" Savitt, Frank Sedgman, Elias "Vic" Seixas, Jaroslav Drobný, Marion "Tony" Trabert, Shirley Fry Irvin, Ashley Cooper, Maria Bueno, Alejandro "Alex" Olmedo, Neale Fraser, Angela Mortimer, Rod Laver, Margaret Smith Court, Roy Emerson, Billie Jean King, Manuel Santana, John Newcombe, Ann Jones, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Stan Smith, Jan Kodeš, Chris Evert, Björn Borg, Virginia Wade, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Patrick "Pat" Cash, Steffi Graf, Stefan Edberg, Michael Stich, Conchita Martínez, Jana Novotná and Lindsay Davenport. Other attendees were then presented with their commemoration later in the same day in the Royal Box: Mark Woodforde, Todd Woodbridge, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Martina Hingis and Pete Sampras. Several post war champions were absent, but the only champions from the open era (post 1968) not to attend were Jimmy Connors and Richard Krajicek. Both Ilie Năstase and Ivan Lendl were also invited as two-time singles finalist, but did not attend. The inclusion of singles finalists and the exclusion of doubles champions who had not won at least four titles was mildly controversial, with Frew McMillan bemoaning to BBC Radio that his two-time mixed doubles championship partner Betty Stöve had not been invited, despite the Dutch woman holding three Wimbledon doubles titles and having reached the singles final once; whereas Hana Mandlíková and Goran Ivanišević both attended, neither one of whom had ever won a Wimbledon title of any kind prior to Wimbledon 2000.
- It was Sampras's 2nd title of the year, and his 63rd overall. It was his 13th career Grand Slam title (a record), and his 7th (and last) Wimbledon title (a record, tied with William Renshaw, and subsequently Roger Federer).
- It was Williams's 1st title of the year, and her 10th overall. It was her 1st career Grand Slam title.
Total prize money for the event was £8,056,480.
- This marked Sampras' 7th (record) Wimbledon singles' crown.
- First time two sisters won the Wimbledon women's doubles title.
- John Barrett, ed. (2001). World of Tennis. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-00-711129-9.
2000 French Open
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by
2000 US Open (tennis)