Virginia Wade

Tennis Player
Born Jul 10, 1945
Age 70
Hometown Hampshire
Height 5' 7'' (1.7m)
Weight 61236.0 lb (27776...

Sarah Virginia Wade, OBE is an English former tennis player. She won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships, and is the only British woman in history to have won titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. She was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in singles, and No. 1 in the world in doubles.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Virginia Wade.


1945 Birth Born on July 10, 1945.


1966 20 Years Old She went on to study mathematics and physics at the University of Sussex, graduating in 1966.
1968 22 Years Old Wade's tennis career spanned the end of the amateur era and the start of the open era. In 1968, she scored two notable firsts. … Read More
1972 26 Years Old Wade's second Grand Slam singles championship came in 1972 at the Australian Open. … Read More


…  She won the women's singles championship at Wimbledon on 1 July 1977, in that tournament's centenary year, and remains the last British woman to have won a Grand Slam singles tournament. … Read More
1982 37 Years Old In 1982, Wade became the first woman to be elected to the Wimbledon Committee.
1983 38 Years Old In 1983, at the age of 37, she won the Italian Open women's doubles championship, along with her teammate Virginia Ruzici of Romania. … Read More


1986 41 Years Old In 1986, Wade was honored with the distinction of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
1989 44 Years Old In 1989, Wade was also inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. … Read More
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