1972 Wimbledon Championships

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1972 Wimbledon Championships
Date 26 June – 9 July
Edition 86th
Category Grand Slam
Prize money £50,330
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Stan Smith
Women's Singles
United States Billie Jean King
Men's Doubles
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan
Women's Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / Netherlands Betty Stöve
Mixed Doubles
Romania Ilie Năstase / United States Rosie Casals
Boys' Singles
Sweden Björn Borg
Girls' Singles
South Africa Ilana Kloss
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The 1972 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom.[1][2] The tournament ran from 21 June until 3 July, it was the 86th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1972.

Due to the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) ban on World Championship Tennis (WCT) contract players competing in their tournaments, the reigning men's singles champion John Newcombe was prevented from defending his title. Other players banned from competing included Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall and Arthur Ashe among others.[3]

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money for the 1972 championships was £50,330, the winner of the men's title earned £5,000 while the women's singles champion earned £2,400.[4][5]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £5,000 £3,000 £1,000 £550 £300 £200 £125 £100
Women's Singles £2,400 £1,330 £600 £350 £200 £150 £100 £75
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]

United States Stan Smith defeated Romania Ilie Năstase, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5 [6]

  • It was Smith's 2nd (and last) career Grand Slam title, and his only Wimbledon title.

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King defeated Australia Evonne Goolagong, 6–3, 6–3 [7]

  • It was King's 8th career Grand Slam title (her 4th in the Open Era), and her 4th Wimbledon title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan defeated United States Stan Smith / United States Erik van Dillen, 6–2, 6–2, 9–7 [8]

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King / Netherlands Betty Stöve defeated France Françoise Dürr / Australia Judy Dalton, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3 [9]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Romania Ilie Năstase / United States Rosie Casals defeated Australia Kim Warwick / Australia Evonne Goolagong, 6–4, 6–4 [10]

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Sweden Björn Borg defeated United Kingdom Buster Mottram, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5 [11]

Girls' Singles[edit]

South Africa Ilana Kloss defeated United Kingdom Glynis Coles, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4 [12]

Singles seeds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 421, 432. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. pp. 374, 375. ISBN 0007117078. 
  3. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 160. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  4. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401. 
  5. ^ "About Wimbledon – Prize Money and Finance". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Boys' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  12. ^ "Girls' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1972 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1972 US Open