1986 Wimbledon Championships

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1986 Wimbledon Championships
Date 23 June – 6 July
Edition 100th
Category Grand Slam
Draw 128S/64D/64XD
Prize money £2,119,780
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
West Germany Boris Becker
Women's Singles
United States Martina Navratilova
Men's Doubles
Sweden Joakim Nyström / Sweden Mats Wilander
Women's Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
Mixed Doubles
United States Ken Flach / United States Kathy Jordan
Boys' Singles
Mexico Eduardo Vélez
Girls' Singles
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Boys' Doubles
Spain Tomás Carbonell / Czechoslovakia Petr Korda
Girls' Doubles
Australia Michelle Jaggard / Australia Lisa O'Neill
← 1985 · Wimbledon Championships · 1987 →

The 1986 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England.[1][2] It was the 100th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 23 June to 6 July 1986.

For the first time yellow balls were used during the tournament.[3][4] In recognition of the 100th championship, the two oldest living singles champions were invited to present the singles championship trophies: Jean Borotra presented the gentlemen's singles and Kitty Godfree presented the ladies', both alongside the President of the All England Club and his wife, their Royal Highnesses' The Duke and Duchess of Kent.

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money for 1986 championships was £2,119,780. The winner of the men's title earned £140,000 while the women's singles champion earned £126,000.[5][6]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £140,000 £70,000 £35,000 £17,725 £9,330 £5,225 £3,080 £1,880
Women's Singles £126,000 £63,000 £30,700 £15,025 £7,485 £4,040 £2,380 £1,450
Men's Doubles * £48,500 £24,250 £12,130 £6,160 £3,180 £1,680 £980 N/A
Women's Doubles * £42,060 £21,030 £9,700 £4,930 £2,390 £1,250 £720 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £25,200 £12,600 £6,300 £2,930 £1,470 £730 £330 N/A

* per team

Champions[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

West Germany Boris Becker defeated Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl, 6–4, 6–3, 7–5 [7]

  • It was Becker's 2nd career Grand Slam title and his 2nd consecutive Wimbledon title.

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova defeated Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková, 7–6(7–1), 6–3 [8]

  • It was Navratilova's 39th career Grand Slam title and her 7th Wimbledon single's title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Sweden Joakim Nyström / Sweden Mats Wilander defeated United States Gary Donnelly / United States Peter Fleming, 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–3 [9]

  • It was Nyström's only career Grand Slam title. It was Wilander's 5th career Grand Slam title and his only Wimbledon title.

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver defeated Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková / Australia Wendy Turnbull, 6–1, 6–3 [10]

  • It was Navratilova's 40th career Grand Slam title and her 15th Wimbledon title. It was Shriver's 14th career Grand Slam title and her 5th Wimbledon title.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United States Ken Flach / United States Kathy Jordan defeated Switzerland Heinz Günthardt / United States Martina Navratilova, 6–3, 7–6(9–7) [11]

  • It was Flach's 3rd career Grand Slam title and his 1st Wimbledon title. It was Jordan's 7th and last career Grand Slam title and her 3rd Wimbledon title.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Mexico Eduardo Vélez defeated Spain Javier Sánchez, 6–3, 7–5 [12]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva defeated Soviet Union Leila Meskhi, 2–6, 6–2, 9–7 [13]

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Spain Tomás Carbonell / Czechoslovakia Petr Korda defeated Australia Shane Barr / Canada Hubert Karrasch, 6–1, 6–1 [14]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Australia Michelle Jaggard / Australia Lisa O'Neill defeated Soviet Union Leila Meskhi / Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva, 7–6(7–3), 6–7(4–7), 6–4 [15]

Singles seeds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. ISBN 0007117078. 
  3. ^ "Yellow Tennis Balls Coming to Wimbledon". articles.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. 28 November 1985. 
  4. ^ Nagle, Dave 30 years ago this summer, Wimbledon turned yellow ESPN. July 8, 2016
  5. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401. 
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  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. 
  14. ^ "Boys' Doubles Finals 1982-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 5 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "Girls' Doubles Finals 1982-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 5 December 2017. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1986 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1986 US Open