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1967 Wimbledon Championships

81st staging of the Wimbledon Championships

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1967 Wimbledon Championships
Date26 June – 8 July
Edition81st
CategoryGrand Slam
SurfaceGrass
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Attendance301,896
Champions
Men's Singles
John Newcombe
Women's Singles
Billie Jean King
Men's Doubles
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan
Women's Doubles
Rosie Casals / Billie Jean King
Mixed Doubles
Owen Davidson / Billie Jean King
Boys' Singles
Manuel Orantes
Girls' Singles
Judith Salomé
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The 1967 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament was held from Monday 26 June until Saturday 8 July 1967.[1] It was the 81st staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1967. John Newcombe and Billie Jean King won the singles titles.

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Launch of colour television

The first colour television broadcast in the UK, as well as in Europe, took place on 1 July 1967, the first Saturday of the Championships, when, starting at 2pm, four hours of live coverage of the Championships was shown on BBC2 presented by David Vine and with commentary from Keith Fordyce.[2][3] The first match broadcast in colour was Cliff Drysdale against Roger Taylor and was played on the Centre Court. Additional colour broadcasts were made during the afternoons of the following week as well as 30-minute highlight programmes shown each evening.[4]

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Champions

Seniors

Men's Singles

John Newcombe defeated Wilhelm Bungert, 6–3, 6–1, 6–1 [5]

Women's Singles

Billie Jean King defeated Ann Jones, 6–3, 6–4 [6]

Men's Doubles

Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan defeated Roy Emerson / Ken Fletcher, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4 [7]

Women's Doubles

Rosie Casals / Billie Jean King defeated Maria Bueno / Nancy Richey, 9–11, 6–4, 6–2 [8]

Mixed Doubles

Owen Davidson / Billie Jean King defeated Ken Fletcher / Maria Bueno, 7–5, 6–2 [9]

Juniors

Boys' Singles

Manuel Orantes defeated Mike Estep, 6–2, 6–0 [10]

Girls' Singles

Judith Salomé defeated Maria Strandberg, 6–4, 6–3 [11]

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See also

References

  1. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 128. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  2. ^ "From the Observer archive, 25 June 1967: Wimbledon's Watchmen". The Guardian (Observer). 24 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Colour television in Britain". National Science and Media Museum blog. National Science and Media Museum.
  4. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 72, 483–484. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  5. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Boys' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Girls' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.

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Preceded by
1967 French Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1967 U.S. National Championships