1949 Wimbledon Championships

The 1949 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament was held from Monday 20 June until Saturday 2 July.[1] It was the 63rd staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1949. Ted Schroeder and Louise Brough won the singles titles.

1949 Wimbledon Championships
Date20 June – 2 July
Edition63rd
CategoryGrand Slam
SurfaceGrass
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Attendance253,410
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Ted Schroeder
Women's Singles
United States Louise Brough
Men's Doubles
United States Pancho Gonzales / United States Frank Parker
Women's Doubles
United States Louise Brough / United States Margaret duPont
Mixed Doubles
South Africa Eric Sturgess / South Africa Sheila Summers
Boys' Singles
Sweden Staffan Stockenberg
Girls' Singles
Belgium Christiane Mercelis
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A record 25,000 people attended the opening day of the championships. Centre Court was fully restored and renovated for the championships in 1949, having suffered bomb damage during The Blitz in the Second World War. Women officiated as lines judges on Centre Court for the first time in 1949. The Men's Singles champion received the winners' trophy on Centre Court for the first time.[2]

FinalsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Ted Schroeder defeated   Jaroslav Drobný, 3–6, 6–0, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4 [3]

Women's SinglesEdit

  Louise Brough defeated   Margaret duPont, 10–8, 1–6, 10–8 [4]

Men's DoublesEdit

  Pancho Gonzales /   Frank Parker defeated   Gardnar Mulloy /   Ted Schroeder, 6–4, 6–4, 6–2 [5]

Women's DoublesEdit

  Louise Brough /   Margaret duPont defeated   Gussie Moran /   Pat Todd, 8–6, 7–5 [6]

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Eric Sturgess /   Sheila Summers defeated   John Bromwich /   Louise Brough, 9–7, 9–11, 7–5 [7]

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Staffan Stockenberg defeated   John Horn, 6–2, 6–1 [8]

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Christiane Mercelis defeated   Sue Partridge, 6–4, 6–2 [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 128. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  2. ^ Little 2019, p. 164.
  3. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Boys' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Girls' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  • Little, Alan (2019). Wimbledon Compendium 2019. London: Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 978-1909534-96-4.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1949 French Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1949 U.S. National Championships