1976 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1976 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1976 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Chris Evert
Runner-up   Evonne Goolagong
Final score   6–3, 4–6, 8–6
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1975 1977 > 

Reigning champion Billie-Jean King did not defend her title, as she had retired from singles play.[1] Chris Evert defeated Evonne Cawley 6–3, 4–6, 8–6 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1976 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Chris Evert is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. Chris Evert (Champion)
  2. Evonne Cawley (Finalist)
  3. Virginia Wade (Semifinalist)
  4. Martina Navratilova (Semifinalist)
  5. Olga Morozova (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Rosie Casals (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Sue Barker (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Kerry Melville (Quarterfinalist)

The seeding list was accurately reflected in the tournament result, with all the seeds achieving their expected final achievements. This is the only example in the entire Wimbledon history where the seeding for either the gentlemen's or ladies' singles has been replicated in the results.[2]

Draw

Key

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Chris Evert 6 6    
5   Olga Morozova 3 0    
  1   Chris Evert 6 4 6  
  4   Martina Navratilova 3 6 4  
4   Martina Navratilova 6 3 7
  7   Sue Barker 3 6 5  
    1   Chris Evert 6 4 8
  2   Evonne Cawley 3 6 6
  8   Kerry Melville 4 2    
3   Virginia Wade 6 6    
  3   Virginia Wade 1 2  
  2   Evonne Cawley 6 6    
6   Rosie Casals 5 3  
  2   Evonne Cawley 7 6    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1   Evert 6 6    
  Thomas 1 1       1   Evert 6 6    
      Coe 0 0    
      1   Evert 6 6    
  Shaw 7 6           Hunt 1 0    
  Simionescu 5 0         Shaw 0 4  
      Hunt 6 6    
      1   Evert 6 6  
        Stöve 2 2  
      Saliba 1 2    
  Stöve 6 6         Stöve 6 6    
  Nagelsen 3 0           Stöve 6 6  
  Norton 7 6           Norton 3 2    
  Matison 5 3         Norton 6 9  
      Vlotman 3 8    
 

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5   Morozova 6 6    
  Kiyomura 3 1       5   Morozova 6 6    
      McLean 2 0    
      5   Morozova 6 6    
        Maršíková 4 1    
      Maršíková 6 6  
  Fretz 7 7         Fretz 2 4    
  Blachford 5 5         5   Morozova 6 4 6
  Louie 6 6           Chmyreva 4 6 1
  Lancaster 3 3         Louie 2 2    
      Kloss 6 6    
        Kloss 5 4  
        Chmyreva 7 6    
      Evert 1 3  
  Chmyreva 6 6         Chmyreva 6 6    
  Thompson 1 1    

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4   Navratilova 3 6 6  
  Du Pont 6 1 3     4   Navratilova 6 6    
      Gurdal 2 1    
      4   Navratilova 6 6    
  Antonoplis 6 6           Antonoplis 1 4    
  Mehmedbasich 3 1         Antonoplis 6 6  
      Riedel 3 2    
      4   Navratilova 2 6 7
  Fayter 6 6           Dürr 6 3 5
  Zwaan 2 4         Fayter 6 3 5  
      Dürr 3 6 7  
        Dürr 6 6  
        Russell 4 4    
      Metcalf 4 1  
  Russell 6 5 6       Russell 6 6    
  Charles 3 7 4  

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7   Barker 6 7    
  Wikstedt 1 5       7   Barker 6 7    
      Martinez 4 5    
      7   Barker 3 7 6  
  Ziegenfuss 6 6           Ziegenfuss 6 5 2  
  Tenney 3 4         Ziegenfuss 3 6 6
      Kuykendall 6 3 1  
      7   Barker 2 6 6
  Schallau 9 6           Bueno 6 2 1
  Lovera 7 2         Schallau 6 6    
      Newton 1 1    
        Schallau 4 6 3
        Bueno 6 3 6  
      Bruning 4 6 6
  Bueno 6 6         Bueno 6 3 8  
  Tenney 4 4    

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
      Tomanová 6 3 9  
  Harter 6 7         Harter 3 6 7  
  Mihai 4 5           Tomanová 2 7 7  
  Stevens 6 6           Stevens 6 5 9  
  Mottram 3 4         Stevens 6 6  
      Bonicelli 0 1    
        Stevens 6 3 1
  Doerner 6 6         8   Melville 3 6 6
  Dimond 2 2         Doerner 6 6    
      Burton 2 1    
        Doerner 5 2 r.
      8   Melville 7 4    
      Teeguarden 4 6 2
8   Melville 6 6       8   Melville 6 1 6  
  Redondo 4 4    

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
  Kruger 6 6    
  Ruzici 2 4         Kruger 6 6    
      Eisterlehner 3 4    
        Kruger 8 6    
  Hogan 6 5 6         Turnbull 6 4    
  Boshoff 4 7 2       Hogan 2 4  
      Turnbull 6 6    
        Kruger 6 3 5
      3   Wade 2 6 7
      Michel 6 6    
  Cuypers 6 6         Cuypers 2 2    
  Gilchrist-Paish 2 4           Michel 3 3  
      3   Wade 6 6    
      Mappin 1 0  
3   Wade 6 6       3   Wade 6 6    
  Tyler 3 4    

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
      Fernández-De Soto 3 4    
  Spex 6 8         Spex 6 6    
  Sandberg 3 6           Spex 6 0    
        Jaušovec 8 6    
      Jaušovec 4 6 6
  Lofdahl 6 8         Lofdahl 6 4 2  
  Coles 4 6           Jaušovec 2 5  
      6   Casals 6 7  
      McMillan 4 8    
  Holladay 6 6         Holladay 6 9    
  Simmonds 2 2           Holladay 4 2  
      6   Casals 6 6    
      Bostrom 2 4  
6   Casals 6 6       6   Casals 6 6    
  Beaven 3 2    

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
  Anthony 6 6    
  Cooper 2 2         Anthony 6 6    
      Sato 2 4    
        Anthony 4 8    
  Fromholtz 6 6           Fromholtz 6 9    
  Vermaak 1 4         Fromholtz 6 6  
      May-Teacher 0 4    
        Fromholtz 3 0  
      2   Cawley 6 6  
      Du Plooy 6 5 5  
  Molesworth 6 8         Molesworth 2 7 7  
  Whitehouse 3 6           Molesworth 1 1  
      2   Cawley 6 6    
      Walsh 0 5  
2   Cawley 6 7       2   Cawley 6 7    
  Vessies 2 5    

External links

  • 1976 Wimbledon Championships on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw

References

  1. ^ Little, Alan (2010). 2010 Wimbledon Compendium. Wimbledon, London: The All England Lawn Tennis Club. p. 299.  
  2. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8