2001 Wimbledon Championships
The 2001 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England, held from 25 June to 9 July 2001. It was the 115th edition of the Wimbledon Championships, part of the 2001 ATP and WTA Tours, and it was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year.
|2001 Wimbledon Championships|
|Date||25 June – 9 July|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
London, United Kingdom
|Venue||All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club|
|Donald Johnson / Jared Palmer|
|Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs|
|Leoš Friedl / Daniela Hantuchová|
|Frank Dancevic / Giovanni Lapentti|
|Gisela Dulko / Ashley Harkleroad|
The tournament was the first in Wimbledon's 124-year history in which 32 players in the men's and women's draws were seeded, instead of the usual sixteen. This move was made to appease clay court players who were unhappy with the traditional seeding system, which favoured grass court results over those of other surfaces.
Pete Sampras was unsuccessful in his defence of the men's singles title, losing in the fourth round to 19-year-old Roger Federer, who was then relatively unknown. Goran Ivanišević won the title, defeating 2000 runner-up Pat Rafter in the final in five sets. Ivanišević had previously been runner-up three times (1992, 1994 and 1998), but had fallen to number 125 in the world by 2001 and had only entered the 2001 tournament after being granted a wild card. Venus Williams successfully defended the women's singles title, beating 19-year-old Justine Henin in the final in three sets. Henin became the first Belgian player to reach a Wimbledon final. Top seed Martina Hingis was beaten by Virginia Ruano Pascual in the first round.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128|
|Men's Doubles *||£205,000||N/A|
|Women's Doubles *||£189,620||N/A|
|Mixed Doubles *||£87,000||N/A|
* per team
- It was Ivanišević's 1st title of the year, and his 22nd (and last) overall. It was his only career Grand Slam title.
- This was Ivanišević's fourth Wimbledon final and Rafter's second. Ivanišević became the first wild card, the first Croatian player, and the lowest ranked player in history (world No. 125) to claim the Wimbledon title. He was also the first Croatian male tennis player to win a Grand Slam final.
- It was Williams' 3rd title of the year, and her 18th overall. It was her 3rd career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd at Wimbledon.
- Henin became the first Belgian player (male or female) to reach the Wimbledon singles final.
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