Wimbledon, also called The Championships, is the oldest tennis tournament in the history of the sport. It is held in the London suburb of Wimbledon (where it gets its name) at the All England Club. It started in 1877 and has been played every year since apart from during both World Wars. It opened to professional tennis players in 1968. It is still considered to be one of, if not, the most important tournaments in the world and is one of four Grand Slam (major) tennis tournaments. It is the last Grand Slam tournament played on the traditional tennis surface of grass. If you have ever wondered who has won the most Wimbledon finals, read on to find out.
Who has won the most Wimbledon finals?
There are two players that have won 20 Wimbledon finals (a combination of singles, doubles and mixed doubles). Billie Jean King won hers across both the amateur and professional era of the open. Martina Navrátilová won hers solely during the professional era of the Championships. Amazingly, her titles were won over 27 years!
Other winning records
Due to the fact that each Grand Slam has multiple different events we will list each one.
During the professional era, Pete Samprass holds the record for the most gentleman’s singles titles with 7 wins. William Renshaw also holds 7 singles titles, which were all won during the amateur era.
Martina Navratilova has won the most ladies’ singles titles with 9 victories.
Todd Woodbridge holds the record for the most gentlemen’s doubles titles with 9 tournament wins.
Elizabeth Ryan holds an amazing 12 ladies’ doubles titles, which were all won during the amateur era of the championships.
Elizabeth Ryan also holds the record for the most mixed doubles titles. She won 7 titles with 5 different partners.