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1968 Wimbledon Championships

82nd staging of the Wimbledon Championships

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1968 Wimbledon Championships
Date24 June – 6 July
Edition82nd
CategoryGrand Slam
Prize money£26,150
SurfaceGrass
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Rod Laver
Women's Singles
Billie Jean King
Men's Doubles
John Newcombe / Tony Roche
Women's Doubles
Rosie Casals / Billie Jean King
Mixed Doubles
Ken Fletcher / Margaret Court
Boys' Singles
John Alexander
Girls' Singles
Kristy Pigeon
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The 1968 Wimbledon Championships was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament that 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 24 June until Saturday 6 July 1968.[1] It was the 82nd staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1968.

This tournament started the Open Era for Wimbledon, as it became the second Grand Slam tournament to offer prize money and allow professionals to compete after the 1968 French Open.[2][3] Singles champions Rod Laver and Billie Jean King had already won Wimbledon twice before in the amateur era.

Prize money

The 1968 championships was the first edition of the tournament to offer prize money. The total prize money for the event was £26,150. The winner of the men's title earned £2,000 while the women's singles champion earned £750.[1][4]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £2,000 £1,300 £750 £400 £150 £100 £75 £50
Women's Singles £750 £450 £300 £150 £90 £50 £35 £25
Men's Doubles * £800 £500 £350 £180 £0 £0 £0 N/A
Women's Doubles* £500 £300 £150 £100 £0 £0 £0 N/A
Mixed Doubles* £450 £300 £150 £100 £0 £0 £0 £0

* per team

Champions

Seniors

Men's Singles

Rod Laver defeated Tony Roche, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2 [5]

Women's Singles

Billie Jean King defeated Judy Tegart, 9–7, 7–5 [6]

Men's Doubles

John Newcombe / Tony Roche defeated Ken Rosewall / Fred Stolle, 3–6, 8–6, 5–7, 14–12, 6–3 [7]

Women's Doubles

Rosie Casals / Billie Jean King defeated Françoise Dürr / Ann Jones, 3–6, 6–4, 7–5 [8]

Mixed Doubles

Ken Fletcher / Margaret Court defeated Alex Metreveli / Olga Morozova, 6–1, 14–12 [9]

Juniors

Boys' Singles

John Alexander defeated Jacques Thamin, 6–1, 6–2 [10]

Girls' Singles

Kristy Pigeon defeated Lesley Hunt, 6–4, 6–3 [11]

1968 Wimbledon Championships Champions articles: 27

Seeds

1968 Wimbledon Championships Seeds articles: 7

References

  1. ^ a b Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 128, 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  2. ^ "Open tennis accepted for Wimbledon". espn.go.com. ESPN. 14 December 1967.
  3. ^ "Open Tennis Tourneys Approved by British". Spokane Daily Chronicle. AP. 14 December 1967. p. 31.
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1969). BP Year Book of World Tennis. London, Sydney: Ward Lock & Co. Ltd. p. 52. OCLC 502175694.
  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
1968 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1968 US Open