1969 Wimbledon Championships

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1969 Wimbledon Championships
Date23 June – 5 July
Edition83rd
CategoryGrand Slam
Prize money£33,370
SurfaceGrass
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Rod Laver
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Ann Jones
Men's Doubles
Australia John Newcombe / Australia Tony Roche
Women's Doubles
Australia Margaret Court / Australia Judy Tegart
Mixed Doubles
Australia Fred Stolle / United Kingdom Ann Jones
Boys' Singles
South Africa Byron Bertram
Girls' Singles
Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
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The 1969 Wimbledon Championships was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament that was played on outdoor grass courts. It was the second edition of the Wimbledon Championships in the Open Era and the 83rd since its formation. It was held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon, London from Monday 23 June until Saturday 5 July 1969. Ann Jones became the first British champion of the open era, the first victor since 1961; Britain would have to wait 8 years, until the 1977 tournament to see another British winner in the singles competition – Virginia Wade. Rod Laver won the men's singles title, his fourth Wimbledon crown after 1961, 1962 and 1968, and went on to win his second Grand Slam after 1962.[1][2]

41-year-old Pancho Gonzalez beat Charlie Pasarell in a first-round men's singles match by a score of 22–24, 1–6, 16–14, 6–3, 11–9.[3] At 112 games and 5 hours 20 minutes it was by far the longest match of the time.[4] The match led to the introduction of the tiebreak in tennis.[5] The 112-game record lasted 41 years until the Isner–Mahut match at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships.

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money for 1969 championships was £33,370. The winner of the men's title earned £3,000 while the women's singles champion earned £1.500.[6]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £3,000 £1,500 £800 £450 £175 £125 £80 £50
Women's Singles £1,500 £750 £350 £200 £125 £90 £70 £50
Men's Doubles * £1,000 £600 £400 £200 £0 £0 £0 N/A
Women's Doubles* £600 £400 £200 £100 £0 £0 £0 N/A
Mixed Doubles* £500 £350 £175 £100 £0 £0 £0 £0

* per team

Champions[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Rod Laver defeated Australia John Newcombe, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 [7]

Women's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Ann Jones defeated United States Billie Jean King, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2 [8]

Men's Doubles[edit]

Australia John Newcombe / Australia Tony Roche defeated Netherlands Tom Okker / United States Marty Riessen, 7–5, 11–9, 6–3 [9]

Women's Doubles[edit]

Australia Margaret Court / Australia Judy Tegart defeated United States Patti Hogan / United States Peggy Michel, 9–7, 6–2 [10]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Australia Fred Stolle / United Kingdom Ann Jones defeated Australia Tony Roche / Australia Judy Tegart, 6–2, 6–3 [11]

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

South Africa Byron Bertram defeated Australia John Alexander, 7–5, 5–7, 6–4 [12]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu defeated South Africa Brenda Kirk, 6–1, 1–6, 7–5 [13]

Singles seeds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1970). BP year book of World Tennis 1970. London: Clipper P. pp. 39–63. ISBN 0851080049. OCLC 502255545. OL 21635829M.
  2. ^ "Laver Wins Fourth Wimbledon Crown". Toledo Blade. AP. 6 July 1969.
  3. ^ Gray, David (26 June 1969). "Pancho wins the longest match". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  4. ^ Tignor, Steve (12 February 2015). "1969: Pancho and Pasarell Steal the Show". Tennis.com. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Pancho Gonzales and Charlie Pasarell". The Herald (22 June 2009). Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  6. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  7. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Boys' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Girls' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1969 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1969 US Open