Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 2000-2010

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 2000-2010

Wimbledon, having the history of the toughest tournament and some great names winning it, winning it is indeed a dream come true. Hence the very era talks about none other than William Sisters (Serena Williams and Venus Williams) from USA.  They won the title 9 out of 11 times. They are the unchallenged champions of this entire era. Although Serena Williams is having a hard time with her injuries and health, she still has a potential to make a come back and continue her winning streak at Wimbledon.

Also among them are a French tennis player Marion Bartoli who is a French No. 1 and the hottest tennis player Maria Sharapova former world No 1. The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 2010-2000 is as follow:

Year 2010-2000 Wimbeldon Open Winners and runner-ups:

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2010: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2010: Vera Zvonareva
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2009: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2009: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2008: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2008: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2007: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2007: Marion Bartoli
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2006: Amelie Mauresmo
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2006: Justine Henin-Hardenne
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2005: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2005: Lindsay Davenport
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2004: Maria Sharapova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2004: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2003: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2003: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2002: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2002: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2001: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2001: Justine Henin
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2000: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2000: Lindsay Davenport

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 1989-1980

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, From 1989-1980

Wimbledon has always produced the legends who have ruled the history books of the famous tennis players’ circuit for years. One of the greatest tennis players is Martina Navratilova who won 20 Wimbledon titles in her career, and also led the top seat in the professional tennis ranking for a long period.

 To explain Navratilova’s success, here is a little insight:

  • Singles Champion:1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990
  • Singles Runner-up:1988, 1989, 1994
  • Doubles Champion:1976, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986
  • Doubles Runner-up:1977, 1985
  • Mixed Doubles Champion:1985, 1993, 1995, 2003
  • Mixed Doubles Runner-up:1986

Martina Navratilova won a record number of nine Wimbledon Singles titles, spanning over the three successful decades of her career. She enjoyed the fiercest rivalries against the greatest players like Steffi Graf and Chris Evert. Her dominance in the circuit was later challenged by Steffi Graf carrying the top tennis player profile in history. Steffi won 7 Wimbledon Grand Slams, only two less than Navratilova and claimed 22 Grand Slam singes titles overall, only four more than Navratilova.

The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

Year 1989-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Steffi Graf
  • Runner-up: Martina Navratilova

Year 1988-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Steffi Graf
  • Runner-up: Martina Navratilova

Year 1987-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Steffi Graf

Year 1986-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Hana Mandlikova

Year 1985-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1984-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1983-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Andrea Jaeger

Year 1982-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1981-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • Runner-up: Hana Mandlikova

Year 1980-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: R.A Cawley
  • Runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 1979-1970

Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert, Wimbledon winners

Wimbledon glory was under the flags of USA in another era by Billie Jean King and Chris Evert-Lloyd. Both were highlighted in the WTA tennis player ranking for several years. They met some resistance from the former world No. 1 in the tennis player ranking Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, who appeared in the finals of the Wimbledon in that era 4 times, but over all it was all USA in that era.

After trying for couple of years, Chris finally won the Wimbledon title in 1974 after defeating the Russian Olga Morozova 6-0, 6-4 and got her name in the Venus Rosewater Trophy. The following night, Chris Evert danced at the ball with her fiancé, Jimmy Connors who also won the Gentlemen’s singles title after defeating Ken Rosewall. The media called it a Love Match.

The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

Year 1979

  • Wimbledon Open winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1978

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Martina Navratilova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1978: Chris Evert

Year 1977

  • Wimbledon Open winner: Virginia Wade
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up: Betty Stove

Year 1976

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Chris Evert
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1975

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1974

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Chris Evert
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Olga Morozova

Year 1973

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Chris Evert

Year 1972

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up: Evonne Goolagong

Year 1971

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Evonne Goolagong
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Margaret Court

Year 1970

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Margaret Smith-Court
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Billie Jean King

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male)-From 2010-2000

Roger Federer,Wimbledon Open winners and runner-ups male, From 2000-2010

Wimbledon the name speaks itself is undoubtedly the ultimate test of the top tennis players in the tennis circuit. The era of 2000-2010 shows the dominance of one of the best tennis players ever and that is of Roger Federer from Basel, Switzerland. He has the prestige of being the most famous tennis player in history. He also held the world ranking No. 1 seat for a long period, followed by Spanish tennis player giant Rafael Nadal, currently No. 2 from Spain.

Roger Federer first made his mark at Wimbledon 2001 by defeating Pete Sampras in an epic five setter marathon. He made the crowd sit up and forced them to notice his absolute skills. Defeating Sampras was quite an achievement itself and this achievement later multiplied successively. This was the only encounter between Federer and Sampras as Sampras retired later. Federer did lose to Mario Ancic in the following year but he won his first Wimbledon title in 2003 where he defeated Mark Philippoussis to win the Grand Slam title. He dropped only one set in this match and since then, he has been unstoppable. Like Sampras, Federer also felt comfortable at Wimbledon and claimed 6 Wimbledon titles, only one less than Sampras. His exquisite one handed backhand perhaps is the most aesthetic shot in tennis and would be missed after his retirement.

The list of male winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 2000-2010 is as follow:

Year 2010-2000 Wimbeldon Open Winners

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2010: Rafael Nadal
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2009: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2008: Rafael Nadal
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2007: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2006: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2005: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2004: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2003: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2002: Lleyton Hewitt
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2001: Goran Ivanisevic
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2000: Pete Sampras

Year 2010-2000 Wimbeldon Open Runner-ups

  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2010: Tomas Berdych
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2009: Andy Roddick
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2008: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2007: Rafael Nadal
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2006: Rafael Nadal
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2005: Andy Roddick
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2004: Andy Roddick
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2003: Mark Philippoussis
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2002: David Nalbandian
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2001: Patric Rafter
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2000: Patric Rafter

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male)-From 1999-1990

Pete Sampras, Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, from 1999-1990

When it comes to Wimbledon’s era of 1999-1990, there is only one name which appeared to be uncontested amongst famous male tennis players, holding the record for 286 weeks, and No. 1 ranking in the history of tennis. Yes, this is none other than one of the best tennis players ever Pete Sampras from Los Angeles, California United States.

Pete Sampras won 7 Wimbledon titles although he did not have the best of standings initially. He won only one match in his initial three years at Wimbledon. It was in 1993 where Sampras defeated the then number one, Jim Courier, having already defeated Boris Becker and Andre Agassi in the previous rounds. From then on, Sampras continued his successive winning streak and won 7 Wimbledon titles in only eight years. From 1993 to his last title win in 2000 at Wimbledon, he lost only match in 1996. Wimbledon was the comfort zone of Sampras. Sampras failed at winning any French Open title and after being dismissed in the French Open, he would rejuvenate at the Wimbledon. Sampras is also the last American to have won the Wimbledon title in year 2000. Since him, it was only Roddick who made it to the final 3 times but lost at the hands of Roger Federer.

Other famous name was of Boris Becker who appeared in the finals of Wimbledon thrice in that period of time. The list of male winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

Year 1999-Wimbledon Open winners from 1999-1990:

  • Pete Sampras
  • Pete Sampras
  • Pete Sampras
  • Richard Krajicek
  • Pete Sampras
  • Pete Sampras
  • Pete Sampras
  • Andre Agassi
  • Michael Stitch
  •  Stefan Edberg

Year 1999-Wimbledon Open runner-ups from 1999-1990:

  • Andre Agassi
  • Goran Ivanisevic
  • Cedric Pioline
  • Malivai Washington
  • Boris Becker
  • Goran Ivanisevic
  •  Jim Courier
  • Goran Ivanisevic
  • Boris Becker
  • Boris Becker

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male)-From 1989-1980

Boris Becker, Wimbledon 1985

Wimbledon has a history of challenging competitions and one of the prime examples is the era of 1989-1980, when the title went into the hands of United States, Sweden and Germany. This era ended the victorious journey of Bjorn Borg, a Swedish Tennis Player who was highly ranked amongst the professional tennis players’ names in history. Other top names include John McEnroe and Boris Becker who won the title 3 times in this era. Boris Becker became the youngest man ever to have won Wimbledon championship in 1985. He was just 15 years old when he raised the coveted silver trophy on the centre court. Boris Becker is also the first German ever to have won the title, along with being the first unseeded player to do so. Boris took three hours and 18 minutes to defeat South African Born American Kevin Curren to win the Wimbledon Championship. Boris won the Wimbledon championship again in the following year and then for the third time in 1989. His attacking style of tennis based on massive and dramatic serves and diving volleys defined the tennis game for men for many years. McEnroe not only won 3 Wimbledon titles but he also brought style and charisma to centre court. He was often booed upon for his extreme and inexcusable behavior but he was loved for his delicacy and tough mind which he showed in his game.

The list of male winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

Year 1989-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner (male)-1989: Boris Becker
  • Runner-up (male)-1989: Stefan Edberg

Year 1988-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner (male)-1988: Stefan Edberg
  • Runner-up (male)-1988: Boris Becker

Year 1987-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner (male)-1987: Pat Cash
  • Runner-up (male)-1987: Ivan Lendl

Year 1986-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner (male)-1986: Boris Becker
  • Runner-up (male)-1986: Ivan Lendl

Year 1985-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner (male)-1985: Boris Becker
  • Runner-up (male)-1985: Kevin Curren

Year 1984-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner (male)-1984: John McEnroe
  • Runner-up (male)-1984: Jimmy Connors

Year 1983-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner (male)-1983: John McEnroe
  • Runner-up (male)-1983: Chris Lewis

Year 1982-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner (male)-1982: Jimmy Connors
  • Runner-up (male)-1982: John McEnroe

Year 1981-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner (male)-1981: John McEnroe
  • Runner-up (male)-1981: Bjorn Borg

Year 1980-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner (male)-1980: Bjorn Borg
  • Runner-up (male)-1980: John McEnroe

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male)-From 1979-1970

John Newcombe, Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, From 1979-1970

Wimbledon since its start from 1877 is one of the four Grand Slam Tournaments which are highly reputed and premium tournaments.  Wimbledon is chronologically third Grand Slam of the calendar year. The first men’s singles was contested in 1877 with largely varied rules which then later changed in the open era. The tie breaker was introduced in Wimbledon in 1971, initially for the first four sets and all eight games but it was later reduced to sex games all in 1979. Since 1949, the Wimbledon Men’s Singles champion receives a miniature replica of event’s trophy with engraved inscription “The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World” in silver gilt. In year 2009, the Gentlemen’s Singles winner received prize money of £850,000. The era of 1979-1970 produced some famous tennis player names from around the globe. Bjorn Borg is one top name of that era, who one the title for four consecutive years from 1976-1979. Other names include John Newcombe, who won twice, and Alex Metreveli who has the honor to be the only Russian tennis player to appear in the final in that era.

The list of male winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

Year 1979-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Bjorn Berg
  • Runner-up: Roscoe Tanner

Year 1978-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Bjorn Berg
  • Runner-up: Jimmy Connors

Year 1977-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Bjorn Berg
  • Runner-Up: Jimmy Connors

Year 1976-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Bjorn Berg
  • Runner-up: Ilie Nastase

Year 1975-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Arthur Ashe
  • Runner-Up: Jimmy Connors

Year 1974-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Jimmy Connors
  • Runner-up: Ken Rosewall

Year 1973-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Jan Kodes
  • Runner-up: Alex Metreveli

Year 1972-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Stan Smith
  • Runner-up: Ilie Nastase

Year 1971-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: John Newcombe
  • Runner-up: Stan Smith

Year 1970-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: John Newcombe
  • Runner-up: Ken Rosewall

Grand Slams

by on October 28, 2009
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Grand Slams, Wimbledon, US open Tennis, Australian open tennis, French open tennis

The four Grand Slam tennis tournaments are considered the most prestigious tournaments in the world. They are held sequentially and annually as follows:

  • The Australian Open (Tennis Australia)
  • The French Open (the French Tennis Federation)
  • The Wimbledon Open (the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and Lawn Tennis Association), and
  • The US Open (the United States Tennis Association)

The associations listed above, as well as the International Tennis Federation (ITF), are responsible for organizing these events.

The ITF also organizes the Davis Cup, Federation Cup and Hopman Cup. These events have the largest prize money. The next level of tournaments, the Masters 1000 (men) and Premier events (women) allow the champions to achieve double the number of ranking points. There are an astounding 128 players in the singles draw which is more than any other professional tennis event.

This event collectively includes 32 seeded players, other players ranked in the world’s top 100 and wild card players who are invited to play in the event. The Men’s Grand Slam tournaments have a best of five set matches throughout.

Grand Slam tournaments are the only tour events to have mixed doubles. The Grand Slam tournaments are seen as the start of a particular season such as the Australian Open. These events each have their own individual peculiarities.