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.
5. Evonne Goolagong
She is very popular in 70’s and in early 80’s. She is an Australian professional tennis player who captured 14 Grand Slam titles; one in mixed doubles, six in doubles, and seven in singles. In Wimbledon, she won two times. It was in the year 1971 and 1980.
4. Billie Jean King
This American tennis player was born on November 22, 1943. She won 39 Grand Slam titles. These include 11 titles for mixed doubles, 16 for women’s doubles, and 12 for singles. She won 6 times in Wimbledon. It was in the year 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, and 1975.
3. Martina Navratilova
In the year 2006, Martina was hailed as the best woman tennis player who is still living at present. In 2005, she was featured in Tennis magazine, and it was all because of her exemplary performance in this sports event. Believe it or not, she won 9 times in Wimbledon.
2. Serena Williams
She is known to be the number one tennis player (women’s division) in today’s generation. In fact, she was declared by Women’s Tennis Association as the number one tennis player for six times. In Wimbledon, she won 5 times.
1. Steffi Graf
Her real name is Stefanie Maria Graf. Second to Margaret Court, who won 24 Grand Slam titles (Singles), Stefanie won 22 Grand Slam titles in single division. One prestigious award she won was the Calendar Year Golden Slam. She won 7 times in Wimbledon.
These are the 10 best women’s Wimbledon champions of all time. Nothing can beat them when it comes to tennis.