List of British finalists at Grand Slam tennis tournaments

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Despite being the founders of the sport of tennis, Britain has not enjoyed much success in the four Grand Slams, the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. The most recent winner was Andy Murray, who won the 2016 Wimbledon title against Milos Raonic. The last woman to win a major was Virginia Wade, who won Wimbledon in 1977.

The greatest British tennis player was Fred Perry. He is easily Britain's most successful player ever, and the only one to have won all four Grand Slams. Angela Mortimer, Ann Haydon-Jones and Virginia Wade have won three of the Grand Slams. Andy Murray is the only British player, apart from Fred Perry, to have reached the final of all four Grand Slams.

This table lists British Grand Slam singles tennis finalists. Competitors normally only competed in their home countries in the early years of the championships, and British players always won the men's tournament at Wimbledon until 1906, and the women's tournament until 1905.

Key[edit]

  • Heavy type means champion
  • Light type means losing finalist

Men's singles[edit]

Name Wimbledon[1] French[2][3] USA[4] Australian[5]
Spencer Gore 1877 1878
William Marshall 1877
Frank Hadow 1878
John Hartley 1879 1880 1881
Vere St. Leger Goold 1879
Herbert Lawford 1880 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888
William Renshaw 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1889 1890
Ernest Renshaw 1882 1883 1887 1888 1889
Willoughby Hamilton 1890
H. Briggs 1891
Wilfred Baddeley 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896
Joshua Pim 1891 1892 1893 1894
Wilberforce Eaves 1895 1897
Harold Mahony 1896 1897
Reginald Doherty 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902
Francky Wardan 1897
Laurence Doherty 1898 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1903
Arthur Gore 1899 1901 1902 1907 1908 1909 1910 1912
Sydney Smith 1900
Frank Riseley 1903 1904 1906
Herbert Barrett 1908 1911
Josiah Ritchie 1909
James Cecil Parke 1912
Alfred Beamish 1912
Gordon Lowe 1915
Algernon Kingscote 1919
Randolph Lycett 1922
Colin Gregory 1929
Bunny Austin 1932 1938 1937
Fred Perry 1934 1935 1936 1935 1936 1933 1934 1936 1934 1935
John Lloyd 1977
Greg Rusedski 1997
Andy Murray 2012 2013 2016 2016 2008 2012 2010 2011 2013 2015 2016

Women's singles[edit]

Name Wimbledon[6][7] French[2][8][9] USA[4] Australian[10]
Maud Watson 1884 1885 1886
Lillian Watson 1884
Blanche Bingley 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1891 1892 1893 1894 1897 1899 1900 1901
Lottie Dod 1887 1888 1891 1892 1893
Lena Rice 1889 1890
May Jacks 1890
Mabel Cahill 1891 1892
Edith Austin 1894
Charlotte Cooper 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1904 1908 1912
Helen Jackson 1895
Alice Simpson-Pickering 1896
Louisa Martin 1898
Muriel Robb 1902
Dorothea Chambers 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1910 1911 1913 1914 1919 1920
Ethel Thomson Larcombe 1903 1912 1914
Agnes Morton 1908 1909
Dora Boothby 1909 1910 1911
Winifred McNair 1913
Germaine Golding[11] 1922 1923
Kathleen McKane Godfree 1923 1924 1926 1925 1925
Joan Fry 1925
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall 1928 1931
Phoebe Holcroft Watson 1929
Betty Nuthall 1931 1927 1930
Margaret Scriven 1933 1934
Dorothy Round Little 1933 1934 1937 1935
Kay Stammers 1939
Patricia Ward Hales 1955
Angela Buxton 1956
Angela Mortimer 1958 1961 1955 1956 1958
Shirley Brasher 1957 1958
Christine Truman 1961 1959 1959
Ann Haydon-Jones 1967 1969 1961 1963 1966 1968 1969 1961 1967
Sue Barker 1976
Virginia Wade 1977 1968 1972

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