1997 Wimbledon Championships

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1997 Wimbledon Championships
Date 23 June – 6 July
Edition 111th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Draw 128S/64D/64XD
Prize money £6,884,952
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Pete Sampras
Women's Singles
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Men's Doubles
Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde
Women's Doubles
United States Gigi Fernández / Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Mixed Doubles
Czech Republic Cyril Suk / Czech Republic Helena Suková
Boys' Singles
South Africa Wesley Whitehouse
Girls' Singles
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Boys' Doubles
Peru Luis Horna / Chile Nicolás Massú
Girls' Doubles
Zimbabwe Cara Black / Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
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The 1997 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 111th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and was held from 23 June to 6 July 1997.

The championships saw the inauguration of a new No. 1 Court, the third court to be named such in the club's history. To commemorate the new stadium, all the three-time or more singles champions were invited to a ceremony marking the opening of the new court and were presented with a silver salver. Ten of the thirteen surviving eligible champions attended: Louise Brough, Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, John Newcombe, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Pete Sampras. The only surviving absentees were Maria Bueno and Björn Borg who declined to attend and Steffi Graf who was recovering from knee surgery and unable to be present. The first match played on the new court was between Tim Henman and Daniel Nestor.[3]

For only the second time in the tournament history (after the 1991 edition), Wimbledon saw play during the Middle Sunday, after 3 days of suspension due to rain.[4]

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money for 1997 championships was £6,884,952. The winner of the men's title earned £415,000 while the women's singles champion earned £373,500.[5][6]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £415,000
Women's Singles £373,500
Men's Doubles * £170,030 N/A
Women's Doubles * £147,010 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £72,200 N/A

* per team

Champions[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

United States Pete Sampras defeated France Cédric Pioline, 6–4, 6–2, 6–4 [7]

  • It was Sampras' 10th career Grand Slam singles title and his 4th title at Wimbledon.

Women's Singles[edit]

Switzerland Martina Hingis defeated Czech Republic Jana Novotná, 2–6, 6–3, 6–3 [8]

  • It was Hingis' 2nd career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st and only title at Wimbledon.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde defeated Netherlands Jacco Eltingh / Netherlands Paul Haarhuis, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(9–7), 5–7, 6–3 [9]

  • It was Woodbridge's 14th career Grand Slam doubles title and his 6th title at Wimbledon. It was Woodforde's 15th career Grand Slam doubles title and his 6th title at Wimbledon.

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Gigi Fernández / Belarus Natasha Zvereva defeated United States Nicole Arendt / Netherlands Manon Bollegraf, 7–6(7–4), 6–4 [10]

  • It was Fernández's 17th and last career Grand Slam doubles title and her 4th title at Wimbledon. It was Zvereva's 18th and last career Grand Slam doubles title and her 5th title at Wimbledon.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Czech Republic Cyril Suk / Czech Republic Helena Suková defeated Russia Andrei Olhovskiy / Latvia Larisa Neiland, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 [11]

  • It was Suk's 4th and last career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and his 3rd title at Wimbledon. It was Suková's 5th and last career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and her 3rd title at Wimbledon.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

South Africa Wesley Whitehouse defeated Germany Daniel Elsner, 6–3, 7–6(8–6) [12]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Zimbabwe Cara Black defeated United States Brie Rippner, 6–3, 7–5 [13]

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Peru Luis Horna / Chile Nicolás Massú defeated South Africa Jaco van der Westhuizen / South Africa Wesley Whitehouse, 6–4, 6–2 [14]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Zimbabwe Cara Black / Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina defeated Slovenia Maja Matevžič / Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3 [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. ^ Little, Alan (2013). 2013 Wimbledon Compendium (23rd ed.). London: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. ISBN 978-1899039401. 
  4. ^ Bricker, Charles (30 June 1997). "Rare Middle Sunday Action Attracts Unusually Rowdy Fans". Sun-Sentinel. Wimbledon, London. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  5. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401. 
  6. ^ "About Wimbledon – Prize Money and Finance". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  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. 
  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
1997 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1997 U.S. Open