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2001 Wimbledon Championships

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2001 Wimbledon Championships
Date 25 June – 9 July[1]
Edition 115th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom[1]
Champions
Men's Singles
23x15px Goran Ivanišević[2]
Women's Singles
23x15px Venus Williams[3]
Men's Doubles
23x15px Donald Johnson / 23x15px Jared Palmer[1]
Women's Doubles
23x15px Lisa Raymond / 23x15px Rennae Stubbs[4]
Mixed Doubles
23x15px Leoš Friedl / 23x15px Daniela Hantuchová[1]
Wimbledon Championships
 < 2000 2002 > 

The 2001 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom the event was part of the 2001 ATP Tour and 2001 WTA Tour.[1] The tournament was held from 25 June to 9 July 2001.[1] The 2001 event marked the first time in Wimbledon's 124-year history in which 32 players in the men's and women's draw were seeded, instead of the usual sixteen. This was a move made to appease clay court players unhappy with the traditional seeding system, which weighs grass court results over those of other surfaces.[5]

Pete Sampras was unsuccessful in his 2000 title defence, being defeated by then little-known 19-year-old Roger Federer in the fourth round. Goran Ivanišević, a previous three-times runner-up at Wimbledon, was the winner this year, being granted a wildcard and was World No.125 at the time of entering Wimbledon. He defeated 2000 runner-up Patrick Rafter in the final, in five sets. Venus Williams was successful in her title defence, beating 19-year-old Justine Henin in the final in three sets. Henin became the first Belgian player to reach a Wimbledon final. Martina Hingis, the top seed, was beaten by Virginia Ruano Pascual in the first round.

Seniors

Men's Singles

23x15px Goran Ivanišević defeated 23x15px Pat Rafter, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 9–7.[2]

  • It was Ivanišević's 1st title of the year, and his 22nd (and last) overall. It was his only career Grand Slam title.
  • This was Ivanišević's fourth Wimbledon final and Rafter's second. Ivanišević became the first wildcard, the first Croatian and the lowest ranked player in history (world No. 125) to claim the Wimbledon title. He was also the first Croatian male tennis player to win the Grand Slam final.

Women's Singles

23x15px Venus Williams defeated 23x15px Justine Henin, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0 [3]

  • It was Williams' 3rd title of the year, and her 18th overall. It was her 3rd career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd at Wimbledon.
  • Henin became the first Belgian player (male or female) to reach the Wimbledon singles final.

Men's Doubles

23x15px Donald Johnson / 23x15px Jared Palmer defeated 23x15px Jiří Novák / 23x15px David Rikl, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(8–6) [1]

Women's Doubles

23x15px Lisa Raymond / 23x15px Rennae Stubbs defeated 23x15px Kim Clijsters / Template:Country data JPN Ai Sugiyama, 6–4, 6–3 [4]

Mixed Doubles

23x15px Daniela Hantuchová / 23x15px Leoš Friedl defeated 23x15px Liezel Huber / 23x15px Mike Bryan, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2 [1]

Juniors

Boys' Singles

23x16px Roman Valent defeated 23x15px Gilles Müller, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3 [6]

Girls' Singles

Template:Country data IDN Angelique Widjaja defeated 23x15px Dinara Safina, 6–4, 0–6, 7–5 [6]

Boys' Doubles

23x15px Frank Dancevic / 23x15px Giovanni Lapentti defeated 23x15px Bruno Echagaray / 23x15px Santiago González, 6–1, 6–4 [6]

Girls' Doubles

23x15px Gisela Dulko / 23x15px Ashley Harkleroad defeated 23x15px Christina Horiatopoulos / 23x15px Bethanie Mattek, 6–3, 6–1 [6]

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Preceded by
2001 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2001 US Open