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1963 Wimbledon Championships

The 1963 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. It was the 77th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1963. The tournament which was scheduled from 24 June until 6 July was played in cold and wet weather conditions. Play on the final Saturday was cancelled due to rain and the women's singles, the men's and women's doubles and the mixed doubles finals were concluded on Monday, 8 July.[1][2] This edition of the tournament saw the introduction of the regulation that player's clothing must be predominantly white.[1]

1963 Wimbledon Championships
Date24 June – 8 July[a]
Edition77th
CategoryGrand Slam
SurfaceGrass
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Chuck McKinley
Women's Singles
Australia Margaret Smith
Men's Doubles
Mexico Rafael Osuna / Mexico Antonio Palafox
Women's Doubles
Brazil Maria Bueno / United States Darlene Hard
Mixed Doubles
Australia Margaret Smith / Australia Ken Fletcher
Boys' Singles
Greece Nicholas Kalogeropoulos
Girls' Singles
France Monique Salfati
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ChampionsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Chuck McKinley defeated   Fred Stolle, 9–7, 6–1, 6–4 [3]

Women's SinglesEdit

  Margaret Smith defeated   Billie Jean Moffitt, 6–3, 6–4 [4]

Men's DoublesEdit

  Rafael Osuna /   Antonio Palafox defeated   Jean-Claude Barclay /   Pierre Darmon, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–2 [5]

Women's DoublesEdit

  Maria Bueno /   Darlene Hard defeated   Robyn Ebbern /   Margaret Smith, 8–6, 9–7 [6]

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Ken Fletcher /   Margaret Smith defeated   Bob Hewitt /   Darlene Hard, 11–9, 6–4 [7]

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Nicholas Kalogeropoulos defeated   Ismail El Shafei, 6–4, 6–3 [8]

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Monique Salfati defeated   Kaye Dening, 6–4, 6–1 [9]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The scheduled end date of the tournament was 6 July 1963.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 71, 128. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  2. ^ "Final at Wimbledon Postponed by Rain". The New York Times. 7 July 1963.
  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.

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