The Prestigious Wimbledon tournament is a competition of lawn tennis sports done every single year. The first contest of this sport took place way back in the year 1877. Of course, this tennis competition is held in a suburb of London, Wimbledon. This sports event is actually participated by men and women. Here are the 10 best women’s Wimbledon champions of all time:
10. Helen Wills Moody
Her real name is Helen Newington Wills. She is an American tennis player who captured the spotlight of Wimbledon. In this tennis tournament, she was declared champion for 8 times. All in all, she bagged 31 Grand Slam titles in her tennis career, including US Championships and French Championships.
9. Althea Gibson
This American tennis player was born on August 25, 1927. She was the very first black athlete who became famous in the international tennis arena like Wimbledon. She won the Grand Slam title in the French Open way back in the year 1956. In Wimbledon, she won two times. It was in the year 1957 and 1958.
8. Maureen Connolly
Maureen Catherine Connolly Brinker, who was bon on September 17, 1934, was famous for her nickname “Little Mo”. She won 9 Grand Slam titles in tennis single division. In the year 1953, she won the Grand Slam title not only in Wimbledon, but also in Australian Open, French Open, and US Open.
7. Maria Bueno
This Brazilian professional tennis player was born on October 11, 1939. She captured 19 major titles in tennis during her time. Out of these 19 titles, 11 were from women’s doubles, 1 from mixed doubles, and 7 from women’s singles. In Wimbledon, she won 3 times.
6. Margaret Court
She is an Australian professional tennis player who won 64 major titles in her tennis career. She won 24 titles in singles, 21 for mixed doubles, and 19 for doubles. In the Wimbledon tournament, she won three times. It was in the year 1963, 1965, and 1970.