List of Wimbledon singles champions: The game’s biggest names

The 2011 Wimbledon Championships will begin on Monday, June 20. The All England Tennis and Croquet Club hosts the event. Wimbledon is a suburb of London, England.

Wimbledon began in 1877, with the women being added in 1884. It is the oldest tennis championship in the world. The only tennis major played on grass has led to domination by certain players over the years. Along with the grass courts, Wimbledon is also known for having the tradition of serving strawberries and cream, and a dress code for competitors calling for mostly white clothing.

When looking at the winners list for Wimbledon, you will often see the same names over and over again. Both William Renshaw and Pete Sampras have won the title seven times on the men's side. For the women, one name stands above all others—Martina Navratilova with nine titles. The youngest male champion is Boris Becker at age 17 in 1985. The youngest female is Lottie Dod at 15 in 1887. The oldest male champion is A.W. Gore at 41 in 1909. The oldest ladies champion Charlotte Sterry at 37 in 1908.

Here is a list of all the Wimbledon singles champions.

Men's singles champions:

1877 - Spencer Gore

1878 - Frank Hadow

1879 - John Hartley

1880 - John Hartley

1881 - William Renshaw

1882 - William Renshaw

1883 - William Renshaw

1884 - William Renshaw

1885 - William Renshaw

1886 - William Renshaw

1887 - Herbert Lawford

1888 - Ernest Renshaw

1889 - William Renshaw

1890 - Willoughby Hamilton

1891 - Wilfred Baddeley

1892 - Wilfred Baddeley

1893 - Joshua Pim

1894 - Joshua Pim

1895 - Wilfred Baddeley

1896 - Harold Mahoney

1897 - Reginald Doherty

1898 - Reginald Doherty

1899 - Reginald Doherty

1900 - Reginald Doherty

1901 - Arthur Gore

1902 - Lawrence Doherty

1903 - Lawrence Doherty

1904 - Lawrence Doherty

1905 - Lawrence Doherty

1906 - Lawrence Doherty

1907 - Norman Brookes

1908 - Arthur Gore

1909 - Arthur Gore

1910 - Anthony Wilding

1911 - Anthony Wilding

1912 - Anthony Wilding

1913 - Anthony Wilding

1914 - Norman Brookes

1915 - 1918 No tournament World War I

1919 - Gerald Patterson

1920 - Bill Tilden

1921 - Bill Tilden

1922 - Gerald Patterson

1923 - Bill Johnston

1924 - Jean Borotra

1925 - Rene Lacoste

1926 - Jean Borota

1927 - Henri Cochet

1928 - Rene Lacoste

1929 - Henri Cochet

1930 - Bill Tilden

1931 - Sidney Wood

1932 - Ellsworth Vines

1933 - Jack Crawford

1934 - Fred Perry

1935 - Fred Perry

1936 - Fred Perry

1937 - Don Budge

1938 - Don Budge

1939 - Bobby Riggs

1940 - 1945 No tournament World War II

1946 - Yvon Petra

1947 - Jack Kramer

1948 - Bob Falkenburg

1949 - Ted Schroeder

1950 - Budge Patty

1951 - Dick Savitt

1952 - Frank Sedgman

1953 - Vic Seixas

1954 - Jaroslav Drobny

1955 - Tony Trabert

1956 - Lou Hoad

1957 - Lou Hoad

1958 - Ashley Cooper

1959 - Alex Olmedo

1960 - Neale Fraser

1961 - Rod Laver

1962 - Rod Laver

1963 - Chuck McKinley

1964 - Roy Emerson

1965 - Roy Emerson

1966 - Manolo Santana

1967 - John Newcombe

1968 - Rod Laver

1969 - Rod Laver

1970 - John Newcombe

1971 - John Newcombe

1972 - Stan Smith

1973 - Jan Kodes

1974 - Jimmy Connors

1975 - Arthurs Ashe

1976 - Bjorn Borg

1977 - Bjorn Borg

1978 - Bjorn Borg

1979 - Bjorn Borg

1980 - Bjorn Borg

1981 - John McEnroe

1982 - Jimmy Connors

1983 - John McEnroe

1984 - John McEnroe

1985 - Boris Becker

1986 - Boris Becker

1987 - Pat Cash

1988 - Stefan Edberg

1989 - Boris Becker

1990 - Stefan Edberg

1991 - Michael Stich

1992 - Andre Agassi

1993 - Pete Sampras

1994 - Pete Sampras

1995 - Pete Sampras

1996 - Richard Krajicek

1997 - Pete Sampras

1998 - Pete Sampras

1999 - Pete Sampras

2000 - Pete Sampras

2001 - Goran Ivanisevic

2002 - Lleyton Hewitt

2003 - Roger Federer

2004 - Roger Federer

2005 - Roger Federer

2006 - Roger Federer

2007 - Roger Federer

2008 - Rafael Nadal

2009 - Roger Federer

2010 - Rafael Nadal

Women's singles champions:

1884 - Maud Watson

1885 - Maud Watson

1886 - Blanche Bingley Hillyard

1887 - Lottie Dod

1888 - Lottie Dod

1889 - Blanche Bingley Hillyard

1890 - Lena Rice

1891 - Lottie Dod

1892 - Lottie Dod

1893 - Lottie Dod

1894 - Blanche Bingley Hillyard

1895 - Charlotte Cooper Sterry

1896 - Charlotte Cooper Sterry

1897 - Blanche Bingley Hillyard

1898 - Charlotte Cooper Sterry

1899 - Blanche Bingley Hillyard

1900 - Blanche Bingley Hillyard

1901 - Charlotte Cooper Sterry

1902 - Muriel Robb

1903 - Dorothea Lambert Chambers

1904 - Dorothea Lambert Chambers

1905 - May Sutton

1906 - Dorothea Lambert Chambers

1907 - May Sutton

1908 - Charlotte Cooper Sterry

1909 - Dora Boothby

1910 - Dorothea Lambert Chambers

1911 - Dorothea Lambert Chambers

1912 - Ethel Thomson Larcombe

1913 - Dorothea Lambert Chambers

1914 - Dorothea Lambert Chambers

1915 - 1918 No tournament World War I

1919 - Suzanne Lenglen

1920 - Suzanne Lenglen

1921 - Suzanne Lenglen

1922 - Suzanne Lenglen

1923 - Suzanne Lenglen

1924 - Kitty McKane Godfree

1925 - Suzanne Lenglen

1926 - Kitty McKane Godfree

1927 - Helen Wills Moody

1928 - Helen Wills Moody

1929 - Helen Wills Moody

1930 - Helen Wills Moody

1931 - Cilly Aussem

1932 - Helen Wills Moody

1933 - Helen Wills Moody

1934 - Dorothy Round Little

1935 - Helen Willis Moody

1936 - Helen Jacobs

1937 - Dorothy Round Little

1938 - Helen Willis Moody

1939 - Alice Marble

1940 - 1945 No tournament World War II

1946 - Pauline Betz Addie

1947 - Margaret Osborne duPont

1948 - Louise Brough Clapp

1949 - Louise Brough Clapp

1950 - Louise Brough Clapp

1951 - Doris Hart

1952 - Maureen Connolly Brinker

1953 - Maureen Connolly Brinker

1954 - Maureen Connolly Brinker

1955 - Louise Brough Clapp

1956 - Shirley Fry Irvin

1957 - Althea Gibson

1958 - Althea Gibson

1959 - Maria Bueno

1960 - Maria Bueno

1961 - Angela Mortimer Barrett

1962 - Karen Hantze Susman

1963 - Margaret Smith Court

1964 - Maria Bueno

1965 - Margaret Smith Court

1966 - Billie Jean King

1967 - Billie Jean King

1968 - Billie Jean King

1969 - Ann Haydon Jones

1970 - Margaret Smith Court

1971 - Evonne Goolagong Cawley

1972 - Billie Jean King

1973 - Billie Jean King

1974 - Chris Evert

1975 - Billie Jean King

1976 - Chris Evert

1977 - Virginia Wade

1978 - Martina Navratilova

1979 - Martina Navratilova

1980 - Evonne Goolagong Cawley

1981 - Chris Evert

1982 - Martina Navratilova

1983 - Martina Navratilova

1984 - Martina Navratilova

1985 - Martina Navratilova

1986 - Martina Navratilova

1987 - Martina Navratilova

1988 - Steffi Graf

1989 - Steffi Graf

1990 - Martina Navratilova

1991 - Steffi Graf

1992 - Steffi Graf

1993 - Steffi Graf

1994 - Conchita Martinez

1995 - Steffi Graf

1996 - Steffi Graf

1997 - Martina Hingis

1998 - Jana Novotna

1999 - Lindsay Davenport

2000 - Venus Williams

2001 - Venus Williams

2002 - Serena Williams

2003 - Serena Williams

2004 - Maria Sharapova

2005 - Venus Williams

2006 - Amelie Mauresmo

2007 - Venus Williams

2008 - Venus Williams

2009 - Serena Williams

2010 - Serena Williams

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Updated Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011