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Wimbledon championships

The British Open is an annual lawn tennis tournament also known as Wimbledon, or the Wimbledon Championships, named after its location in Wimbledon which is in South-West London, England. It is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis and is the third tournament of the Grand Slam in tennis.

The first British Open was held in 1877. It was then called the Lawn Tennis Championships , hosted by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. It had only male amateur participants. In 1884 separate women's singles and men's doubles tournaments were added. By the turn of the century the British Open had become an increasingly popular international tennis tournament.

In 1922 a new tennis complex was built at Church Road for 14,000 spectators, which helped enlarge the popularity and fame of the Championships. It is the only Grand Slam tournament played on grass. The traditional character of the British Open, like the rule for the players to be clothed in white, and for the public to eat strawberries and cream, give it extra flavour. Wimbledon has its own, often criticized, system for seeding players.

The tournament is held in June/July and normally lasts for three weeks. Four rounds precede the quarter finals, succeeded by the semi finals and final round. The British Open holds separate tournaments simultaneously for men (singles), women (singles), men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles. There is also a Wimbledon youth tournament.

The main court is called Centre Court. Court 2 bears the nickname The Graveyard.

The Champions Cup (men) and Bowl (women) have been presented for many years by the Duchess of Kent in a never-changing ceremony. Green and purple are the traditional Wimbledon colours.

Wimbledon Champions since 1877:

Men's Singles

2002 Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) vs. David Nalbandian[?] (Argentina)

 6:1 6:3 6:2
2001 Goran Ivanisevic (Croatia) vs. Patrick Rafter (Australia)
 6:3 3:6 6:3 2:6 9:7
2000 Pete Sampras (United States) vs. Patrick Rafter (Australia)
 6(10):7(12) 7(7):6(5) 6:4 6:2
1999 Pete Sampras (United States) vs. Andre Agassi (United States)
 6:3 6:4 7:5
1998 Pete Sampras (United States) vs. Goran Ivanisevic (Croatia)
 6:7 7:6 6:4 3:6 6:2
1997 Pete Sampras (United States) vs. Cédric Pioline[?] (France)
 6:4 6:2 6:4
1996 Richard Krajicek (Netherlands) vs. Malivai Washington[?] (United States)
 6:3 6:4 6:3
1995 Pete Sampras (United States) vs. Boris Becker (Germany)
 6:7 6:2 6:4 6:2
1994 Pete Sampras (United States) vs. Goran Ivanisevic (Croatia)
 7:6 7:6 6:0
1993 Pete Sampras (United States) vs. Jim Courier[?] (United States)
 7:6 7:6 3:6 6:3
1992 Andre Agassi (United States) vs. Goran Ivanisevic (Croatia)
 6:7 6:4 6:4 1:6 6:4
1991 Michael Stich[?] (Germany) vs. Boris Becker (Germany)
 6:4 7:6 6:4
1990 Stefan Edberg[?] (Sweden) vs. Boris Becker (Germany)
 6:2 6:2 3:6 3:6 6:4
1989 Boris Becker (Germany) - Stefan Edberg (Sweden)
 6:0 7:6 6:4
1988 Stefan Edberg (Sweden) - Boris Becker (Germany)
 4:6 7:6 6:4 6:2
1987 Pat Cash[?] (Australia) - Ivan Lendl[?] (Czechoslovakia)
 7:6 6:2 7:5
1986 Boris Becker (Germany) - Ivan Lendl (Czechoslovakia)
 6:4 6:3 7:5
1985 Boris Becker (Germany) - Kevin Curren[?] (United States)
 6:3 6:7 7:6 6:4
1984 John McEnroe[?] (United States) - Jimmy Connors (United States)
 6:1 6:1 6:2
1983 John McEnroe (United States) - Chris J. Lewis (New Zealand)
 6:2 6:2 6:2
1982 Jimmy Connors (United States) - John McEnroe (United States)
 3:6 6:3 6:7 7:6 6:4
1981 John McEnroe (United States) - Björn Borg (Sweden)
 4:6 7:6 7:6 6:4
1980 Björn Borg (Sweden) - John McEnroe (United States)
 1:6 7:5 6:3 6:7 8:6
1979 Björn Borg (Sweden) - Roscoe Tanner[?] (United States)
 6:7 6:1 3:6 6:3 6:4
1978 Björn Borg (Sweden) - Jimmy Connors (United States)
 6:2 6:2 6:3
1977 Björn Borg (Sweden) - Jimmy Connors (United States)
 3:6 6:2 6:1 5:7 6:4
1976 Björn Borg (Sweden) - Ilye Nastase (Romania)
 6:4 6:2 9:7
1975 Arthur Ashe[?] (United States) - Jimmy Connors (United States)
 6:1 6:1 5:7 6:4
1974 Jimmy Connors (United States) - Ken Rosewall (Australia)
 6:1 6:1 6:4
1973 Jan Kodes[?] (Czechoslovakia) - A. Metreveli (USSR)
 6:1 9:8 6:3
1972 Stan Smith[?] (United States) - Ilye Nastase (Romania
 4:6 6:3 6:3 4:6 7:5
1971 John Newcombe[?] (Australia) - Stan Smith (United States)
 6:3 5:7 2:6 6:4 6:4
1970 John Newcombe (Australia) - Ken Rosewall (Australia)
 5:7 6:3 6:3 3:6 6:1
1969 Rod Laver (Australia) - John Newcombe (Australia)
 6:4 5:7 6:4 6:4
1968 Rod Laver (Australia) - Tony Roche[?] (Australia)
 6:3 6:4 6:2
1967 John Newcombe (Australia) - W.P. Bungert
 6:3 6:1 6:1
1966 Manuel Santana[?] - Dennis Ralston
 6:4 11:9 6:4
1965 Roy Emerson[?] - Fred Stolle[?]
 6:2 6:4 6:4
1964 Roy Emerson - Fred Stolle
 6:4 12:10 4:6 6:3
1963 C.R. McKinley - Fred Stolle
 9:7 6:1 6:4
1962 Rod Laver - M.F. Mulligan
 6:2 6:2 6:1
1961 Rod Laver - C.R. McKinley
 6:3 6:1 6:4
1960 Neale Fraser[?] - Rod Laver
 6:4 3:6 9:7 7:5
1959 A.R. Olmedo - Rod Laver
 6:4 6:3 6:4
1958 A.J. Cooper - N.A. Fraser
 3:6 6:3 6:4 13:11
1957 Lew Hoad[?] - A.J. Cooper
 6:2 6:1 6:2
1956 Lew Hoad - Ken Rosewall (Australia)
 6:2 4:6 7:5 6:4
1955 Tony Trabert[?] - K. Nielsen
 6:3 7:5 6:1
1954 Jaroslav Drobny[?] - Ken Rosewall (Australia)
 13:11 4:6 6:2 9:7
1953 E.V. Seixas - K. Nielsen
 9:7 6:3 6:4
1952 Frank Sedgman[?] - J. Drobny
 4:6 6:2 6:3 6:2
1951 R. Savitt - K. McGregor
 6:4 6:4 6:4
1950 J.E. Patty - F.A. Sedgman
 6:1 8:10 6:2 6:3
1949 F.R. Schroeder - J. Drobny
 3:6 6:0 6:3 4:6 6:4
1948 R. Falkenburg - J.E. Bromwich
 7:5 0:6 6:2 3:6 7:5
1947 Jack Kramer[?] - T. Brown
 6:1 6:3 6:2
1946 Y.F.M. Petra - G.E. Brown
 6:2 6:4 7:9 5:7 6:4
1939 Bobby Riggs[?] bt. E.T. Cooke
1938 Don Budge bt. H.W. Austin
1937 Don Budge bt. Gottfried von Cramm[?]
1936 Fred Perry[?] bt. Gottfried von Cramm
1935 Fred Perry bt. Gottfried von Cramm
1934 Fred Perry bt. J.H. Crawford
1933 J.H. Crawford bt. H.E. Vines
1932 H.E.Vines bt. H.W. Austin
1931 S.B. Wood bt. F.X. Shields
1930 Ted Tilden[?] bt. W. Allison
1929 Henri Cochet[?] bt. J. Borotra
1928 Rene Lacoste[?] bt. H. Cochet
1927 Henri Cochet[?] bt. J. Borotra
1926 Jean Borotra[?] bt. H. Kinsey
1925 Rene Lacoste[?] bt. J. Borotra
1924 Jean Borotra[?] bt.R. Lacoste
1923 Bill Johnston[?] bt. F.T. Hunter
1922 Gerald Patterson bt. R. Lycett
1921 Bill Tilden[?] bt. B.I.C. Norton
1920 Bill Tilden bt. G.L. Patterson
1919 Gerald Patterson[?] bt. N.E. Brookes

1914 N.E. Brookes bt. A.F. Wilding
1913 Tony Wilding[?] bt. M.E. McLoughlin
1912 A.F. Wilding bt. A.W. Gore
1911 A.F. Wilding bt. H. Roper Barrett
1910 A.F. Wilding bt. A.W. Gore
1909 Arthur Gore bt. M.J.G. Ritchie
1908 Arthur Gore bt. H. Roper Barrett
1907 Norman Brookes[?] bt. A.W. Gore
1906 Laurie Doherty[?] bt. F.L. Riseley
1905 H.L. Doherty bt. N.E. Brookes
1904 H.L. Doherty bt. F.L. Riseley
1903 H.L. Doherty bt. F.L. Riseley
1902 H.L. Doherty bt. A.W. Gore
1901 Arthur Gore[?] bt. R.F. Doherty
1900 Reggie Doherty[?] bt. S.H. Smith
1899 R.F. Doherty bt. A.W. Gore
1898 R.F. Doherty bt. H.L. Doherty
1897 R.F. Doherty bt. H.S. Mahoney
1896 Harold Mahoney[?] bt. W. Baddeley
1895 Wilfred Baddeley[?] bt. W.V. Eaves
1894 Joshua Pim[?] bt. W. Baddeley
1893 Joshua Pim[?] bt. W. Baddeley
1892 Wilfred Baddeley[?] bt. J. Pim
1891 Wilfred Baddeley[?] bt. J. Pim
1890 William Hamilton bt. W. Renshaw
1889 Willie Renshaw[?] bt. E. Renshaw
1888 Ernest Renshaw[?] bt. H.F. Lawford
1887 Herbert Lawford[?] bt. E. Renshaw
1886 Willie Renshaw[?] bt. H.F. Lawford
1885 Willie Renshaw[?] bt. H.F. Lawford
1884 Willie Renshaw[?] bt. H.F. Lawford
1883 Willie Renshaw[?] bt. E. Renshaw
1882 Willie Renshaw[?] bt. E. Renshaw
1881 Willie Renshaw[?] bt. J.T. Hartley
1880 John Hartley[?] bt. H.F. Lawford
1879 John Hartley[?] bt. V. St. L. Goold
1878 Frank Hadow[?] bt. S.W. Gore
1877 Spencer Gore[?] bt. W.C. Marshall

 Ladies's Singles

2002 Venus Williams (United States) - Serena Williams (United States)

 6(4):7(7) 3:6
2001 Venus Williams (United States) - Justine Henin (Belgium)
 6:1 3:6 6:0
2000 Venus Williams (United States) - Lindsay Davenport (United States)
 6:3 7(7):6(3)
1999 Lindsay Davenport (United States) - Steffi Graf (Germany)
 6:4 7:5
1998 Jana Novotna[?] (Czech Republic) - Nathalie Tauziat[?] (France)
 6:4 7:6
1997 Martina Hingis (Switzerland) - Jana Novotna[?] (Czech Republic)
 2:6 6:3 6:3
1996 Steffi Graf (Germany) - Aranxta Sanchez Vicario[?]
 6:3 7:5
1995 Steffi Graf - Aranxta Sanchez Vicario[?]
 4:6 6:1 7:5
1994 Conchita Martinez[?] - Martina Navratilova
 6:4 3:6 6:3
1993 Steffi Graf - Jana Novotna[?]
 7:6 1:6 6:4
1992 Steffi Graf - Monica Seles[?]
 6:2 6:1
1991 Steffi Graf - Gabriela Sabatini[?]
 6:4 3:6 8:6
1990 Martina Navratilova - Zina Garrison[?]
 6:4 6:1
1989 Steffi Graf - Martina Navratilova
 6:2 6:7 6:1
1988 Steffi Graf - Martina Navratilova
 5:7 6:2 6:1
1987 Martina Navratilova - Steffi Graf
 7:5 6:3
1986 Martina Navratilova - Hana Mandlikova
 7:6 6:3
1985 Martina Navratilova - Chris Evert
 4:6 6:3 6:2
1984 Martina Navratilova - Chris Evert
 7:6 6:2
1983 Martina Navratilova - Andrea Jaeger[?]
 6:0 6:3
1982 Martina Navratilova - Chris Evert
 6:1 3:6 6:2
1981 Chris Evert - Hana Mandlikova
 6:2 6:2
1980 Evonne Goolagong Cawley - Chris Evert
 6:1 7:6
1979 Martina Navratilova - Chris Evert
 6:4 6:4
1978 Martina Navratilova - Chris Evert
 2:6 6:4 7:5
1977 Virginia Wade - Betty Stöve[?]
 4:6 6:3 6:1
1976 Chris Evert - Evonne Goolagong Cawley
 6:3 4:6 8:6
1975 Billie Jean King - Evonne Goolagong Cawley
 6:0 6:1
1974 Chris Evert - Olga Morozova[?]
 6:0 6:4
1973 Billie Jean King - Chris Evert
 6:0 7:5
1972 Billie Jean King - Evonne Goolagong
 6:3 6:3
1971 Evonne Goolagong - Margaret Smith Court
 6:4 6:1
1970 Margaret Smith Court - Billie Jean King
 14:12 11:9
1969 Ann Haydon Jones[?] - Billie Jean King
 3:6 6:3 6:2
1968 Billie Jean King - Judy Dalton Tegart[?]
 9:7 7:5
1967 Billie Jean King - Ann Haydon Jones[?]
 6:3 6:4
1966 Billie Jean King - Maria Bueno[?]
 6:3 3:6 6:1
1965 Margaret Smith - Maria Bueno[?]
 6:4 7:5
1964 Maria Bueno[?] - Margaret Smith
 6:4 7:9 6:3
1963 Margaret Smith - Billie Jean Moffitt
 6:3 6:4
1962 Karen Susman[?] - Vera Sukova[?]
 6:4 6:4
1961 Angela Mortimer[?] - Christine Truman[?]
 4:6 6:4 7:5
1960 Maria Bueno[?] - Sandra Reynolds[?]
 8:6 6:0
1959 Maria Bueno[?] - Darlene Hard[?]
 6:4 6:3
1958 Althea Gibson[?] - Angela Mortimer[?]
 8:6 6:2
1957 Althea Gibson[?] - Darlene Hard[?]
 6:3 6:2
1956 Shirley Fry[?] - Angela Buxton[?]
 6:3 6:1
1955 Louise Brough[?] - Beverly Fleitz[?]
 7:5 8:6
1954 Maureen Connolly - Louise Brough[?]
 6:2 7:5
1953 Maureen Connolly - Doris Hart[?]
 8:6 7:5
1952 Maureen Connolly - Louise Brough[?]
 7:5 6:3
1951 Doris Hart[?] - Shirley Fry[?]
 6:1 6:0
1950 Louise Brough[?] - Margaret Osborne duPont[?]
 6:1 3:6 6:1
1949 Louise Brough[?] - Margaret Osborne duPont[?]
 10:8 1:6 10:8
1948 Louise Brough[?] - Doris Hart[?]
 6:3 8:6
1947 Margaret Osborne[?] - Doris Hart[?]
 6:2 6:4
1946 Pauline Betz[?] - Louise Brough[?]
 6:2 6:4

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