Greatest Wimbledon Champions of All Time – The Women

Greatest Wimbledon Champions of All Time - The Women Martina Navratilova

Wimbledon Champions are revered as Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is widely regarded as the most prestigious. Accordingly, we list its greatest female singles champions.

Greatest Female Wimbledon Champions

  • Althea Gibson (1957-58)
    Gibson was the first black woman to win at Wimbledon, in 1957. As a result, Gibson received a ticker tape parade upon returning to New York City, on July 11, 1957. Gibson went on to defend her crown in 1958.
  • Billie Jean King (1966-68, 1972-73, 1975)
    Considered by many experts as one of the greatest female players of all time, King won six singles titles at Wimbledon. Additionally, she won 14 doubles and mixed-double championships, giving her a record 20 Wimbledon titles.
  • Chris Evert (1974, 1976, 1981)
    American Chris Evert was known as a clay court specialist, but she still managed to win at Wimbledon three times.
  • Dorothea Lambert Chambers (1903-04, 1906, 1910-11, 1913-14)
    One of the greatest female Wimbledon champions ever. To illustrate, Lambert Chambers posted seven singles titles and four runner-up finishes in 11 Wimbledon appearances.
  • Helen Wills (1927-30, 1932-33, 1935, 1938)
    American Helen Wills was one of the most dominant women to play at Wimbledon. Wills appeared at Wimbledon nine times, winning eight titles and one runner-up. Additionally, Wills holds a record of 55-1 at Wimbledon, for an amazing 98% win rate.

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  • Martina Navratilova (1978-79, 1982-87, 1990)
    Navratilova won a record nine Wimbledon singles titles, including an incredible six straight. Also, Navratilova played as a single in 23 Wimbledons.
  • Serena Williams (2002-03, 2009-10, 2012, 2015-16)
    Despite nagging injuries and a mid-career swoon, the younger Williams sister is the owner of seven Wimbledon singles titles.
  • Steffi Graf (1988-89, 1991-93, 1995, 1996)
    Graf’s first Wimbledon title snapped Martina Navratilova’s streak of six consecutive titles. While her seven Wimbledon titles are impressive, Graf likely would have the record for most career Wimbledon titles had she not retired from tennis at the young age of 30.
  • Suzanne Lenglen (1919-23, 1925)
    Lenglen was a French tennis player who won six Wimbledon singles titles, including five in a row from 1919 to 1923. Additionally, Lenglen was the first leading amateur to turn professional.
  • Venus Williams (2000-01, 2005, 2007-08)
    Of Williams’ seven career Grand Slam singles titles, five of them have come at Wimbledon. Also, she might have added a few more were it not for her sister Serena. Serena holds a 4-2 record against Venus at Wimbledon.

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