1977 Wimbledon Championships – Women's singles

Virginia Wade defeated Betty Stöve in the final, 4–6, 6–3, 6–1 to win the ladies' singles tennis title at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships.[1] As of 2022, she remains the most recent British female to win the title. She was the last Briton to win a Wimbledon singles title until Andy Murray won in 2013, and was the last British female to win any grand slam singles title until Emma Raducanu won the 2021 US Open.

Women's singles
1977 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionUnited Kingdom Virginia Wade
Runner-upNetherlands Betty Stöve
Final score4–6, 6–3, 6–1
Details
Draw96 (8 Q / 6 WC )
Seeds12
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
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Chris Evert was the defending champion, but she lost in the semifinals to Wade.

This was the first time Wimbledon seeded more than eight players for the ladies' championship, increasing the number to twelve players; the number was further increased to 16 the following year.[2][3]

SeedsEdit

01.     Chris Evert (semifinals)
02.     Martina Navratilova (quarterfinals)
03.     Virginia Wade (champion)
04.     Sue Barker (semifinals)
05.     Billie Jean King (quarterfinals)
06.     Rosie Casals (quarterfinals)
07.     Betty Stöve (final)
08.     Kerry Melville (quarterfinals)
09.     Dianne Fromholtz (withdrew)
10.     Mima Jaušovec (third round)
11.     Françoise Dürr (third round)
12.     Kathy May (fourth round)

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

Dianne Fromholtz withdrew due to illness. She was replaced in the draw by lucky loser Chris O'Neil.

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Chris Evert 6 6
5   Billie Jean King 1 2
1   Chris Evert 2 6 1
3   Virginia Wade 6 4 6
3   Virginia Wade 7 6
6   Rosie Casals 5 2
3   Virginia Wade 4 6 6
7   Betty Stöve 6 3 1
8   Kerry Reid 3 4
4   Sue Barker 6 6
4   Sue Barker 4 6 4
7   Betty Stöve 6 2 6
7   Betty Stöve 9 3 6
2   Martina Navratilova 8 6 1

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   C Evert 6 6
  R Gerulaitis 0 3 1   C Evert 6 6
WC   W Wooldridge 0 2
1   C Evert 6 6
  E Vessies-Appel 6 3 6   T Austin 1 1
  M Hamm 4 6 2   E Vessies-Appel 3 3
  T Austin 6 6
1   C Evert 8 6
  G Stevens 6 4
  K Ebbinghaus 6 6
Q   E Dignam 6 5 1 WC   B Thompson 2 0
WC   B Thompson 2 7 6   K Ebbinghaus 1 3
  G Stevens 6 6
Q   A Spex 6 0 2
  M Struthers 1 0   G Stevens 4 6 6
  G Stevens 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   BJ King 6 6 6
Q   A Smith 4 6 6 Q   A Smith 8 0 3
  M Wikstedt 6 2 0 5   BJ King 6 7
  M Bueno 2 5
  M Bueno 1 8 8
  J Newberry 6 6   J Newberry 6 6 6
LL   R Giscafré 4 2 5   BJ King 4 6 6
  M Kruger 6 0 1
10   M Jaušovec 6 6
  W Turnbull 6 6   W Turnbull 4 3
  H Eisterlehner 2 1 10   M Jaušovec 4 4
  M Tyler 4 6 2   M Kruger 6 6
  M Kruger 6 2 6   M Kruger 6 6
  F Guédy 3 2

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   V Wade 6 6
WC   J Durie 2 2 3   V Wade 6 6
  E Nagelsen 2 1
3   V Wade 6 6
  Y Vermaak 1 2
  Y Vermaak 6 6
  J Fayter 2 6 6   J Fayter 3 1
Q   N Bohm 6 3 2 3   V Wade 9 6
  M Pinterová 1 1   M Simionescu 7 3
Q   P Peled 6 6 Q   P Peled 4 6 4
Q   R Fox 6 4 6
Q   R Fox 5 2
  S Tolleson 2 3   M Simionescu 7 6
  M Simionescu 6 6   M Simionescu 6 7
  C Reynolds 4 5

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   R Casals 6 6
  T Harford 3 1 6   R Casals 6 6
  V Ziegenfuss 3 3
6   R Casals 6 6
  J Russell 8 6   J Russell 1 1
  S Mappin 6 2   J Russell 6 7
LL   S Hagey 3 5
6   R Casals 8 6
11   F Dürr 6 8   D Boshoff 6 3
  L Forood 0 6 11   F Dürr 6 7
  V Ruzici 3 5
11   F Dürr 3 7
  D Boshoff 6 9
  L Hunt 3 2
  P Whytcross 4 4   D Boshoff 6 6
  D Boshoff 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  K Harter 3 2
  C Doerner 6 6   C Doerner 6 6
  A-M Bruning 3 1   C Doerner 0 2
12   K May 6 6
  C Molesworth 2 4
  L Mottram 3 1 12   K May 6 6
12   K May 6 6 12   K May 2 1
  J Anthony 6 6 8   K Reid 6 6
  N Sato 1 3   J Anthony 6 6
  I Riedel 2 1
  J Anthony 3 7
8   K Reid 6 9
  G Lovera 1 1
  M Carillo 6 4 5 8   K Reid 6 6
8   K Reid 2 6 7

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  P Bostrom 3 4
  L Antonoplis 6 6   L Antonoplis 7 6
Q   C Matison 5 1
  L Antonoplis 6 6
Q   H Sparre 4 1
Q   H Sparre 6 6
WC   S Saliba 1 5 WC   K Susman 3 2
WC   K Susman 6 7   L Antonoplis 0 4
4   S Barker 6 6
  I Kloss 3 4
  C Meyer 1 5   A Kiyomura 6 6
  A Kiyomura 6 7   A Kiyomura 2 1
  H Masthoff 2 7 7 4   S Barker 6 6
  F Bonicelli 6 5 5   H Masthoff 1 3
4   S Barker 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  S Walsh 4 2
  H Cawley 6 6   H Cawley 6 6
WC   A Hobbs 4 3
  H Cawley 9 6
  P Fordyce 6 7 1   J Stratton 7 3
  J Stratton 4 9 6   J Stratton 7 9 6
LL   C O'Neil 9 8 3
  H Cawley 4 2
7   B Stöve 6 6
  R Tomanová 6 2 6
  B Cuypers 6 6   B Cuypers 4 6 3
  R Maršíková 0 4   R Tomanová 1 2
7   B Stöve 6 6
  P Teeguarden 6 3 2
  S Simmonds 3 1 7   B Stöve 3 6 6
7   B Stöve 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  M Gurdal 6 6
  L duPont 2 4   M Gurdal 6 6 3
  A McDade 1 8 6
  A McDade 4 0
  T Holladay 6 6
  K Shaw 5 4
  T Holladay 6 6   T Holladay 7 6
  L Beaven 3 3   T Holladay 4 4
2   M Navratilova 6 6
  F Mihai 2 4
  L Charles 6 1 6   L Charles 6 6
  B Simon 4 6 3   L Charles 2 2
2   M Navratilova 6 6
  I Bentzer 0 3
  G Coles 3 0 2   M Navratilova 6 6
2   M Navratilova 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ Fuller, Russell (10 September 2021). "US Open: 'Exceptional talent' Emma Raducanu living 'every 18 year old's dream'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  3. ^ "US Open: Emma Raducanu beats Leylah Fernandez to win maiden Grand Slam". BBC Sport. 11 September 2021. Retrieved 11 September 2021.

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