Wimbledon, also known as The Championships, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world.
The prestigious outdoor grass-court event was first staged in London in 1877 and is known for its unique traditions, which include requiring players to wear all-white outfits.
The 2021 edition was particularly memorable for Australian tennis fans with Ash Barty winning the ladies’ singles title. Barty was the first Australian in 41 years to win the prestigious title and became only the fifth player in history to claim both the ladies’ and girls’ singles crowns at Wimbledon.
Australia has a long and proud history at the tournament, as evident by the number of milestones set to be celebrated at the 2022 edition.
The following are the upcoming significant Australian anniversaries from the past 70 years …
|One year||Ash Barty||Ladies’ singles champion|
|One year||Dylan Alcott||Quad wheelchair singles champion|
|10 years||Nick Kyrgios and Andrew Harris||Boys’ doubles champions|
|20 years||Lleyton Hewitt||Gentlemen’s singles champion|
|20 years||Todd Reid||Boys’ singles champion|
|30 years||Steven Baldas and Scott Draper||Boys’ doubles champions|
|30 years||Maija Avotins and Lisa McShea||Girls’ doubles champions|
|35 years||Pat Cash||Gentlemen’s singles champion|
|35 years||Jason Stoltenberg and Todd Woodbridge||Boys’ doubles champions|
|40 years||Peter McNamara and Paul McNamee||Gentlemen’s doubles champions|
|40 years||Pat Cash||Boys’ singles champion|
|40 years||Pat Cash and John Frawley||Boys’ doubles champions|
|45 years||Ross Case and Geoff Masters||Gentlemen’s doubles champions|
|45 years||Helen Gourlay (with American JoAnne Russell)||Ladies’ doubles champions|
|55 years||John Newcombe||Gentlemen’s singles champion|
|55 years||Owen Davidson (with American Billie Jean King)||Mixed doubles champions|
|60 years||Rod Laver||Gentlemen’s singles champion|
|60 years||Bob Hewitt and Fred Stolle||Gentlemen’s doubles champions|
|60 years||Neale Fraser (with American Margaret duPont)||Mixed doubles champions|
|65 years||Lew Hoad||Gentlemen’s singles champion|
|65 years||Mervyn Rose (with American Darlene Hard)||Mixed doubles champions|
|70 years||Frank Sedgman||Gentlemen’s singles champion|
|70 years||Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor||Gentlemen’s doubles champions|
|70 years||Frank Sedgman (with American Doris Hart)||Mixed doubles champions|
A special event will be held in Melbourne during the tournament to honour Australian great Frank Sedgman, who completed a clean sweep 70 years.
Sedgman, now aged 94, won the gentlemen’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles in 1952.
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