1977 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1977 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1977 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Virginia Wade
Runner-up Betty Stöve
Final score 4–6, 6–3, 6–1

Virginia Wade defeated Betty Stöve 4–6, 6–3, 6–1 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Virginia Wade is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Chris Evert (Semifinalist)
  2. Martina Navratilova (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Virginia Wade (Champion)
  4. Sue Barker (Semifinalist)
  5. Billie Jean King (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Rosie Casals (Quarterfinalist)
  1. Betty Stöve (Finalist)
  2. Kerry Melville (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Dianne Fromholtz (Withdrew before start because of illness)
  4. Mima Jaušovec (Third round)
  5. Françoise Dürr (Third round)
  6. Kathy May-Teacher (Fourth round)


Fromholtz was replaced in the draw by a Lucky Loser Chris O'Neil (AUS).

Draw

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Chris Evert 6 6    
5   Billie Jean King 1 2    
  1   Chris Evert 2 6 1  
  3   Virginia Wade 6 4 6  
3   Virginia Wade 7 6  
  6   Rosie Casals 5 2    
    3   Virginia Wade 4 6 6
  7   Betty Stöve 6 3 1
  8   Kerry Melville 3 4    
4   Sue Barker 6 6    
  4   Sue Barker 4 6 4
  7   Betty Stöve 6 2 6  
7   Betty Stöve 9 3 6
  2   Martina Navratilova 8 6 1  

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1   Evert 6 6    
  Gerulaitis 0 3       1   Evert 6 6    
      Shaw 0 2    
      1   Evert 6 6    
  Vessies 6 3 6         Austin 1 1    
  Hamm 4 6 2       Vessies 3 3  
      Austin 6 6    
      1   Evert 8 6  
        Stevens 6 4  
      Ebbinghaus 6 6    
  Thompson 2 7 6       Thompson 2 0    
  Dignam 6 5 1         Ebbinghaus 1 3  
        Stevens 6 6    
      Spex 6 0 2
  Stevens 6 6         Stevens 4 6 6  
  Struthers 1 0    

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    5   King 6 6 6  
  Smith 4 6 6       Smith 8 0 3  
  Wikstedt 6 2 0       5   King 6 7    
        Bueno 2 5    
      Bueno 1 8 8
  Newberry 6 6         Newberry 6 6 6  
  Giscafré 4 2         5   King 4 6 6
        Kruger 6 0 1
    10   Jaušovec 6 6    
  Turnbull 6 6         Turnbull 4 3    
  Eisterlehner 2 1         10   Jaušovec 4 4  
  Kruger 6 2 6         Kruger 6 6    
  Tyler 4 6 2       Kruger 6 6  
      Guedy 3 2    
 

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3   Wade 6 6    
  Durie 2 2       3   Wade 6 6    
      Nagelsen 2 1    
      3   Wade 6 6    
        Vermaak 1 2    
      Vermaak 6 6  
  Fayter 2 6 6       Fayter 3 1    
  Bohm 6 3 2       3   Wade 9 6  
  Peled 6 6           Simionescu 7 3  
  Pinterova 1 1         Peled 4 6 4  
      Fox 6 4 6  
        Fox 5 2  
  Simionescu 6 6           Simionescu 7 6    
  Tolleson 2 3         Simionescu 6 7  
      Reynolds 4 5    
 

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6   Casals 6 6    
  Harford 3 1       6   Casals 6 6    
      Ziegenfuss 3 3    
      6   Casals 6 6    
  Russell 8 6           Russell 1 1    
  Mappin 6 2         Russell 6 7  
      Hagey 3 5    
      6   Casals 8 6  
11   Dürr 6 8           Boshoff 6 3  
  Forood 0 6       11   Dürr 6 7    
      Ruzici 3 5    
      11   Dürr 3 7  
        Boshoff 6 9    
      Hunt 3 2  
  Boshoff 6 6         Boshoff 6 6    
  Whytcross 4 4    

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
      Harter 3 2    
  Doerner 6 6         Doerner 6 6    
  Bruning 3 1           Doerner 0 2    
      12   May-Teacher 6 6    
      Molesworth 2 4  
12   May-Teacher 6 6       12   May-Teacher 6 6    
  Mottram 3 1         12   May-Teacher 2 1  
  Anthony 6 6         8   Melville 6 6  
  Sato 1 3         Anthony 6 6    
      Riedel 2 1    
        Anthony 3 7  
      8   Melville 6 9    
      Lovera 1 1  
8   Melville 2 6 7     8   Melville 6 6    
  Carillo 6 4 5  

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
  Antonoplis 6 6    
  Bostrom 3 4         Antonoplis 7 6    
      Matison 5 1    
        Antonoplis 6 6    
        Sparre 4 1    
      Sparre 6 6  
  Susman 6 7         Susman 3 2    
  Saliba 1 5           Antonoplis 0 4  
      4   Barker 6 6  
      Kloss 3 4    
  Kiyomura 6 7         Kiyomura 6 6    
  Meyer 1 5           Kiyomura 2 1  
  Masthoff 2 7 7       4   Barker 6 6    
  Bonicelli 6 5 5       Masthoff 1 3  
    4   Barker 6 6    
 

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
  Gourlay 6 6    
  Walsh-Pete 4 2         Gourlay 6 6    
      Hobbs 4 3    
        Gourlay 9 6    
  Stratton 4 9 6         Stratton 7 3    
  Hogan 6 7 1       Stratton 7 9 6
    LL   O'Neil 9 8 3  
        Gourlay 4 2  
      7   Stöve 6 6  
      Tomanová 6 2 6  
  Cuypers 6 6         Cuypers 4 6 3  
  Maršíková 0 4           Tomanová 1 2  
      7   Stöve 6 6    
      Teeguarden 6 3 2
7   Stöve 6 6       7   Stöve 3 6 6  
  Simmonds 3 1    

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
  Gurdal 6 6    
  Du Pont 2 4         Gurdal 6 6 3  
      McMillan 1 8 6  
        McMillan 4 0    
        Holladay 6 6    
      Shaw 5 4  
  Holladay 6 6         Holladay 7 6    
  Beaven 3 3           Holladay 4 4  
      2   Navratilova 6 6  
      Mihai 2 4    
  Charles 6 1 6       Charles 6 6    
  Simon 4 6 3         Charles 2 2  
      2   Navratilova 6 6    
      Löfdahl 0 3  
2   Navratilova 6 6       2   Navratilova 6 6    
  Coles 3 0    

External links

  • 1977 Wimbledon Championships on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw
  • 1977 Wimbledon Archive, a more complete source - the ITF was missing about half of the first round matches