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Most Wins Singles
9Martina Navratilova
8 Helen Wills Moody
7 Dorothea Douglass Chambers
Steffi Graf
6 Billie Jean King
Suzanne Lenglen
5 Lottie Dod
Charlotte (Cooper) Sterry
Venus Williams
4 Louise Brough
3 Maria Bueno
Maureen Connolly
Margaret Smith Court
Chris Evert Lloyd
Serena Williams
2 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Althea Gibson
Dorothy Round
May Sutton
Maud Watson
Youngest Winner
1996Martina Hingisdoubles champion at 15 years, 282 days
1887 Singles - Charlotte (Lottie) Dod 15 years, 285 days (Dodd was also 1908 Olympic silver medalist in archery, 1904 British amateur golf champion, and a British field hockey international. Born 24th Sept 1871 she died 27 June 1960)
1887 Lottie Dodd youngest Wimbledon champion until 1996 15 years 285 days
1908 Charlotte Sterry oldest Wimbledon women's singles champion 37 years 282 days
1907 Mita Klima (AUT)youngest Wimbledon player, aged 13 years - lost 1st round singles (v Mrs O'Neil 1-6 2-6) (Sister Willy Klima also lost in 1st round, together lost 1st round doubles, both lost 1st round mixed )
1981 Kathy Rinaldi (US) yougest Wimbledon match winner 14 years 92 days 1st round bt Sue Rollinson (S Africa) 6-3 2-6 9-7
1980 Andrea Jaeger youngest Wimbledon women's seed until 1990 15 years 19 days seeded 14th reached quarter-finals
1900 Marion Jones (US)first woman from overseas at Wimbledon
1919 Suzanne Lenglenfirst foreign Wimbledon women's singles champion
1920 All five championships won by overseas players
1921 First time British player not in Wimbledon women's singles final
1965 First time no British player seeded at Wimbledon .
1968 First open championship - prizes £750 (finalist £450)
1902 Longest Wimbledon women's final 7-5 6-1 after first day abandoned at 4-6 13-11 (53 games)
1970 2nd Longest Wimbledon women's singles final (46 games) 2 hours 28 minutes
longest semifinal Maria Bueno (Brazil) bt Ann Jones (GB) 6-3 9-11 7-5 (41 games)
1960 Longest set in Wimbledon women's singles final (26 games)
1922 Mrs A E O’Neil (GB) oldest player in a Wimbledon women's singles championship 54 years 304 days
1931 Cilly Aussem first German to win Wimbledon singles title
1957 Althea Gibson first black player to win at Wimbledon
1963 Margaret Smith first Australian to win singles title
1983 Billie Jean King oldest player to be seeded in a ladies' championship 39 years 210 days
1987 Martina Navratilova wins record sixth successive singles title
1990 Martina Navratilovawins record ninth singles title
1990 Jennifer Capriati (USA) youngest player in a Wimbledon women's singles championship 14 years 92 days Also youngest player to be seeded at Wimbledon (seeded 12)
Most games played in a Wimbledon women's singles championship1979 Martina Navratilova 155 games (won 96) in 17 sets (won 14) Navratilova played a record 284 matches during her Wimbledon career Winning 119 of 132 singles 83 of 98 doubles 44 of 54 mixed doubles
Longest match in a Wimbledon women's championship1995 2nd roundC Rubin (USA) bt P Hy-Boulais (CAN) 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (5-7) 17-15 58 games 3 hours 45 minutes
Triple Champions Singles/Doubles/Mixed.
1901 Charlotte (Cooper) Sterry doubles not full championship till 1908 mixed not full championship till 1913
1920 Suzanne Lenglen
1922 Suzanne Lenglen
1925 Suzanne Lenglen
1939 Alice Marble mixed partner R L RIggs also triple champion that year
1948 Louise Brough
1950 Louise Brough - top seeded in all 3 events
1951 Doris Hart
1967 Billie Jean King most games played by a woman at a Wimbledon championships 17 matches, 34-4 sets, 231-126 games (357 games)
1973 Billie Jean King
2005 Longest Wimbledon Women's Singles Finals everVenus Williams bt Lindsay Davenport4-6 7-6 (7-4) 9-7 in 2 hrs 45 min

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