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1966 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles


Billie Jean King defeated Maria Bueno in the final, 6–3, 3–6, 6–1 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1966 Wimbledon Championships.[1] Margaret Smith was the defending champion, but lost in the semifinals to King.

Women's Singles
1966 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionUnited States Billie Jean King
Runner-upBrazil Maria Bueno
Final score6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Details
Draw96 (10Q)
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1965 · Wimbledon Championships · 1967 →

The second round match in which Gail Sherriff beat her sister Carol was the second match between sisters in the ladies' singles draw at Wimbledon, the first being in the 1884 Wimbledon Championships when Maud Watson beat Lillian.[2][3] The next Wimbledon match between sisters in the singles draw was in 2000 between Serena and Venus Williams.[2]

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Margaret Smith (Semifinals)
02.     Maria Bueno (Final)
03.     Ann Jones (Semifinals)
04.     Billie Jean King (Champion)
05.     Nancy Richey (Quarterfinals)
06.     Annette Van Zyl (Quarterfinals)
07.     Françoise Dürr (Quarterfinals)
08.     Norma Baylon (Third round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Margaret Smith 6 6
  Trudy Groenman 0 4
1   Margaret Smith 3 3
4   Billie Jean King 6 6
4   Billie Jean King 1 6 6
6   Annette Van Zyl 6 2 4
4   Billie Jean King 6 3 6
2   Maria Bueno 3 6 1
5   Nancy Richey 6 1 1
3   Ann Jones 4 6 6
3   Ann Jones 3 11 5
2   Maria Bueno 6 9 7
7   Françoise Dürr 4 3
2   Maria Bueno 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Margaret Smith 8 6
  Liz Starkie 6 2
1   M Smith 6 6
  J Albert 1 2
  Jitka Volavková 2 3
  Julie Albert 6 6
1   M Smith 6 6
  E Buding 1 2
  Sonja Pachta 6 6
  Ulla Sandulf 1 4
  S Pachta 1 4
  E Buding 6 6
  Edda Buding 6 6
  Trish Faulkner 4 3

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   Norma Baylon 6 6
  Faye Urban 3 0
8   N Baylon 6 4 4
  G Groenman 4 6 6
  Trudy Groenman 6 6
  Francesca Gordigiani 4 4
  G Groenman 6 6
  M Schacht 1 2
Q   Lidy Jansen-Venneboer 6 4 6
  Isabelle de Lansalut 3 6 3
Q   L Jansen-Venneboer 0 3
  M Schacht 6 6
  Esme Emanuel 3 5
  Madonna Schacht 6 7

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Billie Jean King 6 8
  Winnie Shaw 2 6 4   BJ King 6 6
  Maria Teresa Riedl 1 2   E Truman 4 4
  Nell Truman 6 6 4   BJ King 6 6
Q   Lynn Bellamy 1 1   B Stöve 4 3
  Christiane Mercelis 6 6   C Mercelis 6 2
  Betty Stöve 7 6   B Stöve 8 6
  Margarethe Delport 5 2 4   BJ King 9 6
  Eva Lundquist 1 3   K Krantzcke 7 2
  Donna Fales 6 6   D Fales 6 4 4
  Karen Krantzcke 6 6 6   K Krantzcke 1 6 6
  Helga Niessen 4 8 4   K Krantzcke 11 6
  Alex Soady 1 4   G Sherriff 9 3
  Carol Sherriff 6 6   C Sherriff 10 3 3
  Gail Sherriff 6 3 6   G Sherriff 8 6 6
  Jill Blackman 4 6 4

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   Annette Van Zyl 6 6
  Vivienne Dennis 1 0 6   A Van Zyl 6 3 6
  Galina Baksheeva   G Baksheeva 3 6 3
  Kathy Blake w/o 6   A Van Zyl 6 6
  Mary Habicht 8 6   M Habicht 3 1
  Mary McAnally 6 1   M Habicht 6 6
  Dorothy Knode 10 6   D Knode 1 2
  Alice Tym 8 2 6   A Van Zyl 6 6
  Mimi Arnold 6 8   M Arnold 1 2
Q   Teresa Van Haren 3 6   M Arnold 6 6
  Rosemary Deloford 4 4   H Gourlay 3 2
  Helen Gourlay 6 6   M Arnold 6 7
  Laura Rossouw 3 8 6   L Rossouw 1 5
Q   Astrid Suurbeek 6 6 2   L Rossouw 6 6
  Carole Rosser 2 6 6   C Rosser 4 2
  Heather Allen 6 3 3

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Helga Schultze 4 11 12
  Janine Lieffrig 6 9 10   H Schultze 6 6
  Glenda Swan 6 6   G Swan 4 3
Q   Jane Poynder 2 4   H Schultze 3 2
  Ingrid Löfdahl 4 2   K Harter 6 6
  Kathleen Harter 6 6   K Harter 1 6 6
Q   Anne-Marie Rouchon 9 5 4   D Whitely 6 3 0
  Dorothy Whitely 7 7 6   K Harter 2 4
  Rita Bentley 6 6 5   N Richey 6 6
  Roberta Beltrame 3 2   R Bentley 6 6
  Heather Segal 6 6   H Segal 1 2
Q   Susan Behlmar 2 4   R Bentley 6 4 2
  Olga Morozova 1 3 5   N Richey 3 6 6
  Pat Walkden 6 6   P Walkden 5 4
  Fay Toyne 6 3 0 5   N Richey 7 6
5   Nancy Richey 1 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Rosie Darmon 6 7
  Elsie Spruyt 2 5   R Darmon 6 3 1
  Lucia Bassi 3 6   R Casals 2 6 6
  Rosie Casals 6 8   R Casals 1 7 6
Q   Sally Holdsworth 2 3   K Melville 6 5 4
  Kerry Melville 6 6   K Melville 3 6 6
Q   Christiane Spinoza 7 6 Q   C Spinoza 6 1 2
  Robin Lloyd 5 4   R Casals 2 3
  Vicki Berner 1 3 3   A Jones 6 6
  Frances MacLennan 6 6   F MacLennan 1 6 6
Q   Nancy Reed 2 6 6 Q   N Reed 6 2 4
  Sue Tutt 6 3 4   F MacLennan 0 2
  Joyce Williams 6 6 3   A Jones 6 6
  Carole Ann Loop 4 4   J Williams 5 2
  Lea Pericoli 1 2 3   A Jones 7 6
3   Ann Jones 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Lorna Greville-Collins 6 6 6
  Pauline Roberts 8 1 4
  L Greville-Collins 4 2
  S Brasher 6 6
  Shirley Brasher 6 6
  Vlasta Vopičková 4 1
  S Brasher 2 2
7   F Dürr 6 6
  Elly Krocke 8 1 2
  Mary-Ann Eisel 6 6 6
  M-A Eisel 4 5
7   F Dürr 6 7
  Maryna Godwin 4 5
7   Françoise Dürr 6 7

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Julie Heldman 6 6
  Silvana Lazzarino 2 1
  J Heldman 1 1
  J Tegart 6 6
  Judy Tegart 6 8
  Virginia Wade 1 6
  J Tegart 3 6 2
2   M Bueno 6 4 6
  Heide Orth 3 2
  Tory Fretz 6 6
  T Fretz 2 0
2   M Bueno 6 6
  Stephanie DeFina 1 2
2   Maria Bueno 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ a b Roberts, John (2000-07-05). "Venus eclipses Hingis to set up historic meeting". The Independent. Independent News and Media. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  3. ^ Finn, Robin (1998-06-29). "Tennis; Serena Williams Plays Catch-Up, With Sister in Path". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-13.

External linksEdit

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com