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1972 Wimbledon Championships

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1972 Wimbledon Championships
Date 26 June – 9 July
Edition 86th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
23x15px Stan Smith
Women's Singles
23x15px Billie Jean King
Men's Doubles
23x15px Bob Hewitt / 23x15px Frew McMillan
Women's Doubles
23x15px Billie Jean King / 23x15px Betty Stöve
Mixed Doubles
23x15px Rosemary Casals / 23x15px Ilie Năstase
Wimbledon Championships
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The 1972 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 26 June until 9 July. It was the 86th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1972. Reigning champion John Newcombe was prevented from defending his title and was absent along with other World Championship Tennis (WCT) contract players, including Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall and Arthur Ashe, who were banned by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) from entering the event.

Prize money

The total prize money for 1972 championships was £50,330. The winner of the men's title earned £5,000 while the women's singles champion earned £2,400.[1]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £5,000 £3,000 £1,000 £550 £300 £200 £125 £100
Women's Singles £2,400 £1,330 £600 £350 £200 £150 £100 £75
Men's Doubles * £1,000 £600 £400 £200 £0 £0 £0 N/A
Women's Doubles * £600 £400 £200 £100 £0 £0 £0 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £500 £350 £175 £100 £0 £0 £0 £0

* per team

Champions

Men's singles

23x15px Stan Smith defeated 23x15px Ilie Năstase, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

  • It was Smith's 2nd (and last) career Grand Slam title, and his only Wimbledon title.

Women's singles

23x15px Billie Jean King defeated 23x15px Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 6–3, 6–3

  • It was King's 8th career Grand Slam title (her 4th in the Open Era), and her 4th Wimbledon title.

Men's doubles

23x15px Bob Hewitt / 23x15px Frew McMillan defeated 23x15px Stan Smith / 23x15px Erik van Dillen, 6–2, 6–2, 9–7

Women's doubles

23x15px Billie Jean King / 23x15px Betty Stöve defeated 23x15px Françoise Dürr / 23x15px Judy Tegart, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3

Mixed doubles

23x15px Rosemary Casals / 23x15px Ilie Năstase defeated 23x15px Evonne Goolagong Cawley / 23x15px Kim Warwick, 6–4, 6–4

Juniors Champions

Boys' singles

23x15px Björn Borg[2] defeated 23x15px Buster Mottram, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

Girls' singles

23x15px Ilana Kloss defeated 23x15px Glynis Coles, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4

Notes

  1. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401. 
  2. ^ Borg won the Wimbledon men's singles title 5 years in a row (an Open Era record).

External links

Preceded by
1972 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1972 U.S. Open