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Virginia Wade

Virginia Wade
  • Residence: n/a
  • Date of Birth: 10 Jul 1945
  • Birthplace: Bournemouth, England
  • Height: 5'7" (1.70 m)
  • Weight: 135 lbs. (61.2 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Status: Pro 1968/Retired 1986

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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 55
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 1
Prize Money $0 $1,531,865
W/L - Singles - - - 839 - 329
W/L - Doubles - - - 42 - 48
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
12-Sep-1983 (33) 30-Mar-1987 (111)
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Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1989...Voted WTA Tour Player of the Year for 1977 after fulfilling lifetime goal by winning Wimbledon...Won 1977 Wimbledon on 17th try under the most dramatic of circumstances for a Briton, as she played before Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of the QueenÆs Silver Jubilee marking 25 years of reign, and it was also the Wimbledon Centenary; defeated defending champion Chris Evert in semifinals and Betty Stove in finalàNo. 4 on Open Era match wins list with 839àRanked in Top 10 continuously from 1967-1979...In 1982, became first woman ever elected to Wimbledon Committee; remains very active...Won US Open in first year of Open Tennis in 1968; defeated Billie Jean King 64 64...As an amateur, won first Open Era tournament, held in Bournmouth, England, in 1968...Played Fed Cup 18 years for Great Britain and Wightman Cup 21 years...Recipient of 2002 Fed Cup Award of Excellence.
SINGLES
Winner (55): 1968 - US Open, Bloemfontein-RSA, Bournemouth, East London-RSA, Dewar Cup-Crystal Palace; 1969 - Cape Town-RSA, Hoylake, Dewar-Perth, Dewar-Stalybridge, Dewar-Aberavon, Dewar-Crystal Palace, East London-RSA; 1970 - German Indoors, West Berlin Open, Irish Open, Stalybridge, Aberavon; 1971 - (9) Cape Town, Catania Open, Rome, Newport-Wales, Cincinatti, Dewar-Billingham, Dewar-Aberavon, Dewar Cup Final-London, Clean Air Classic-NY; 1972 - Australian Open, VS Indoors-Mass., Merion, Buenos Aires; 1973 - Dallas, Bournemouth, Dewar-Aberavon, Dewar-Edinburgh, Dewar-Billingham, Dewar Cup Final-Albert Hall; 1974 - VS Chicago, Bournemouth, VS Phoenix, Dewar-Edinburgh, Dewar Cup-London; 1975 - VS Dallas, VS Philadelphia, Paris Indoors , Eastbourne, Dewar Cup, Stockholm; 1976 - US Indoors, Dewar Cup; 1977 - Wimbledon, World Invitational Hilton Head, Tokyo Sillook; 1978 - Mahwah, Tokyo Sillook, Florida Open.

ADDITIONAL
British Fed Cup Team 1967-83. British Wightman Cup Team 1965-85.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 55
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 1
Prize Money $0 $1,531,865
W/L - Singles - - - 839 - 329
W/L - Doubles - - - 42 - 48

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978
4 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3r 3r 3r - - - - -
10 / 10 FRENCH OPEN 2r 1r 1r 3r 4r - - -
44 / 14 WIMBLEDON 3r 3r QF 2r 2r - - -
30 / 14 US OPEN - 2r 2r 1r 3r - - -
W/L   1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971
4 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - QF W -
10 / 10 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
44 / 14 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - -
30 / 14 US OPEN - - - - - - -
W/L   1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964
4 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
10 / 10 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
44 / 14 WIMBLEDON - - 1r - - - -
30 / 14 US OPEN - - - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979
5 / 3 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - QF 3r 3r - - - -
10 / 6 FRENCH OPEN 3r 3r 3r 3r 2r - - -
8 / 6 WIMBLEDON 2r 2r 3r 3r 3r - - -
4 / 8 US OPEN 2r 1r 2r 3r 1r - - -
W/L   1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972
5 / 3 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - W SF
10 / 6 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
8 / 6 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - -
4 / 8 US OPEN - - - - - - -
W/L   1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965
5 / 3 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
10 / 6 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
8 / 6 WIMBLEDON - - - QF - - -
4 / 8 US OPEN - - - - - - -

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Virginia Wade Results

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
25/11/1985 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 0
24/06/1985 WIMBLEDON R32 0
27/05/1985 FRENCH OPEN R64 0
26/11/1984 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 0
27/08/1984 US OPEN R64 0
25/06/1984 WIMBLEDON R32 0
28/05/1984 FRENCH OPEN R128 0
28/11/1983 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 0
29/08/1983 US OPEN R64 0
20/06/1983 WIMBLEDON Q 0
Date Tournament Round Points
23/05/1983 FRENCH OPEN R128 0
30/08/1982 US OPEN R128 0
21/06/1982 WIMBLEDON R64 0
24/05/1982 FRENCH OPEN R32 0
01/09/1981 US OPEN R32 0
22/06/1981 WIMBLEDON R64 0
25/05/1981 FRENCH OPEN R16 0
26/08/1980 US OPEN R32 0
23/06/1980 WIMBLEDON R16 0
26/05/1980 FRENCH OPEN R16 0
Date Tournament Round Points
28/08/1979 US OPEN Q 0
25/06/1979 WIMBLEDON Q 0
28/05/1979 FRENCH OPEN R32 0
28/08/1978 US OPEN R32 0
26/06/1978 WIMBLEDON S 0
31/08/1977 US OPEN Q 0
20/06/1977 WIMBLEDON W 0
01/09/1976 US OPEN R64 0
21/06/1976 WIMBLEDON S 0
27/08/1975 US OPEN S 0
Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/1975 WIMBLEDON Q 0
28/08/1974 US OPEN R32 0
24/06/1974 WIMBLEDON S 0
03/06/1974 FRENCH OPEN R32 0
27/08/1973 US OPEN Q 0
25/06/1973 WIMBLEDON Q 0
27/12/1972 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
26/12/1972 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 0
28/08/1972 US OPEN Q 0
26/06/1972 WIMBLEDON Q 0
Date Tournament Round Points
22/05/1972 FRENCH OPEN Q 0
02/09/1970 US OPEN S 0
22/06/1970 WIMBLEDON S 0
26/05/1969 FRENCH OPEN R64 0
29/08/1968 US OPEN W 0
24/06/1968 WIMBLEDON 0
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Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
1985 89 0
1984 61 0
1983 42 0
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
12-Sep-1983 (33) 30-Mar-1987 (111)

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Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
25/11/1985 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 0
24/06/1985 WIMBLEDON R32 0
27/05/1985 FRENCH OPEN R64 0
26/11/1984 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 0
27/08/1984 US OPEN R64 0
25/06/1984 WIMBLEDON R32 0
28/05/1984 FRENCH OPEN R128 0
28/11/1983 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 0
29/08/1983 US OPEN R64 0
20/06/1983 WIMBLEDON Q 0
Date Tournament Round Points
23/05/1983 FRENCH OPEN R128 0
30/08/1982 US OPEN R128 0
21/06/1982 WIMBLEDON R64 0
24/05/1982 FRENCH OPEN R32 0
01/09/1981 US OPEN R32 0
22/06/1981 WIMBLEDON R64 0
25/05/1981 FRENCH OPEN R16 0
26/08/1980 US OPEN R32 0
23/06/1980 WIMBLEDON R16 0
26/05/1980 FRENCH OPEN R16 0
Date Tournament Round Points
28/08/1979 US OPEN Q 0
25/06/1979 WIMBLEDON Q 0
28/05/1979 FRENCH OPEN R32 0
28/08/1978 US OPEN R32 0
26/06/1978 WIMBLEDON S 0
31/08/1977 US OPEN Q 0
20/06/1977 WIMBLEDON W 0
01/09/1976 US OPEN R64 0
21/06/1976 WIMBLEDON S 0
27/08/1975 US OPEN S 0
Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/1975 WIMBLEDON Q 0
28/08/1974 US OPEN R32 0
24/06/1974 WIMBLEDON S 0
03/06/1974 FRENCH OPEN R32 0
27/08/1973 US OPEN Q 0
25/06/1973 WIMBLEDON Q 0
27/12/1972 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
26/12/1972 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 0
28/08/1972 US OPEN Q 0
26/06/1972 WIMBLEDON Q 0
Date Tournament Round Points
22/05/1972 FRENCH OPEN Q 0
02/09/1970 US OPEN S 0
22/06/1970 WIMBLEDON S 0
26/05/1969 FRENCH OPEN R64 0
29/08/1968 US OPEN W 0
24/06/1968 WIMBLEDON 0

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points
17/03/1980 AVON CHAMPIONSHIPS R1 0
21/03/1979 AVON CHAMPIONSHIPS R1 0
29/03/1978 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS R1 0
24/03/1977 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS S 0
12/04/1976 LOS ANGELES R1 0
01/04/1975 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS R32 0
14/10/1974 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS S 0
10/10/1973 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS 0

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