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1966 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1966 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   United States Billie Jean King[1]
Runner-up   Brazil Maria Bueno[1]
Final score   6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Template:Infobox tennis event/footer

Billie-Jean Moffitt (USA) defeated Maria Bueno (BRA) 6–3, 3–6, 6–1 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1966 Wimbledon Championships.

The second round match in which Gail Sherriff beat her sister Carol[2] was the second match between sisters at Wimbledon, the first being in the 1884 Wimbledon Championships when Maud Watson beat Lillian.[3] The next Wimbledon match between sisters was in 2000 between Serena and Venus Williams.[2]

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Billie-Jean Moffitt is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. Australia Margaret Smith (Semifinalist)
  2. Brazil Maria Bueno (Finalist)
  3. United Kingdom Adrianne Haydon (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Billie-Jean Moffitt (Champion)
  5. United States Nancy Richey (Quarterfinalist)
  6. South Africa Annette Van Zyl (Quarterfinalist)
  7. France Françoise Dürr (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Argentina Norma Baylon (Third round)

Draw

Key

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

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  Australia Margaret Smith 6 6    
   Netherlands Gertruida Groenman 0 4    
  1  Australia Margaret Smith 3 3    
  4  United States Billie-Jean Moffitt 6 6    
4  United States Billie-Jean Moffitt 1 6 6
  6  South Africa Annette Van Zyl 6 2 4  
    4  United States Billie-Jean Moffitt 6 3 6
  2  Brazil Maria Bueno 3 6 1
  5  United States Nancy Richey 6 1 1  
3  United Kingdom Adrianne Haydon 4 6 6  
  3  United Kingdom Adrianne Haydon 3 11 5
  2  Brazil Maria Bueno 6 9 7  
7  France Françoise Dürr 4 3  
  2  Brazil Maria Bueno 6 6    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  Australia Smith 8 6    
     United Kingdom Starkie 6 2    
      1  Australia Smith 6 6    
       United States Albert 1 2    
     Czechoslovakia Volavkova 2 3  
     United States Albert 6 6    
      1  Australia Smith 6 6  
       West Germany Buding 1 2  
     Austria Pachta 6 6    
     Sweden Sandulf 1 4    
       Austria Pachta 1 4  
       West Germany Buding 6 6    
     West Germany Buding 6 6  
     Australia Faulkner 4 3    
 

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8  Argentina Baylon 6 6    
     Canada Urban 3 0    
      8  Argentina Baylon 6 4 4  
       Netherlands Groenman 4 6 6  
     Netherlands Groenman 6 6  
     Italy Gordigiani 4 4    
       Netherlands Groenman 6 6  
       Australia Schacht 1 2  
    Q  Netherlands Venneboer 6 4 6  
     France De Lansalut 3 6 3  
      Q  Netherlands Venneboer 0 3  
       Australia Schacht 6 6    
     South Africa Emanuel 3 5  
     Australia Schacht 6 7    
 

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  United States Moffitt 6 8    
 United Kingdom Shaw 2 6       4  United States Moffitt 6 6    
 United Kingdom Truman 6 6        United Kingdom Truman 4 4    
 Italy Riedl 1 2         4  United States Moffitt 6 6    
 Belgium Mercelis 6 6          Netherlands Stöve 4 3    
Q  Australia Bellamy 1 1        Belgium Mercelis 6 2  
 Netherlands Stöve 7 6        Netherlands Stöve 8 6    
 South Africa Delport 5 2         4  United States Moffitt 9 6  
 United States Fales 6 6          Australia Krantzcke 7 2  
 Sweden Lundquist 1 3        United States Fales 6 4 4  
 Australia Krantzcke 6 6 6      Australia Krantzcke 1 6 6  
 West Germany Niessen 4 8 4        Australia Krantzcke 11 6  
 Australia Sherriff 6 6          Australia Sherriff 9 3    
 United Kingdom Soady 1 4        Australia Sherriff 10 3 3
 Australia Sherriff 6 3 6      Australia Sherriff 8 6 6  
 Australia Blackman 4 6 4  

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6  South Africa Van Zyl 6 6    
 United Kingdom Dennis 1 0       6  South Africa Van Zyl 6 3 6  
 Soviet Union Baksheeva            Soviet Union Baksheeva 3 6 3  
 United States Blake w/o           6  South Africa Van Zyl 6 6    
 United States Habicht 8 6          United States Habicht 3 1    
 United Kingdom McAnally 6 1        United States Habicht 6 6  
 United States Knode 10 6        United States Knode 1 2    
 United States Tym 8 2         6  South Africa Van Zyl 6 6  
 United States Arnold 6 8          United States Arnold 1 2  
Q  Australia Van Haren 3 6        United States Arnold 6 6    
 Australia Gourlay 6 6        Australia Gourlay 3 2    
 United Kingdom Deloford 4 4          United States Arnold 6 7  
 South Africa Rossouw 3 8 6        South Africa Rossouw 1 5    
Q  Netherlands Suurbeck 6 6 2      South Africa Rossouw 6 6  
 United Kingdom Rosser 2 6 6      United Kingdom Rosser 4 2    
 United Kingdom Allen 6 3 3  

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 West Germany Schultze 4 11 12  
 South Africa Lieffrig 6 9 10      West Germany Schultze 6 6    
 South Africa Swan 6 6        South Africa Swan 4 3    
Q  United Kingdom Poynder 2 4          West Germany Schultze 3 2    
 United States Harter 6 6          United States Harter 6 6    
 Sweden Lofdahl 4 2        United States Harter 1 6 6
 Australia Whitely 7 7 6      Australia Whitely 6 3 0  
Q  France Rouchon 9 5 4        United States Harter 2 4  
 United Kingdom Lauder 6 6         5  United States Richey 6 6  
 Italy Beltrame 3 2        United Kingdom Lauder 6 6    
 South Africa Segal 6 6        South Africa Segal 1 2    
Q  United States Behimar 2 4          United Kingdom Lauder 6 4 2
 South Africa Walkden 6 6         5  United States Richey 3 6 6  
 Soviet Union Morozova 1 3        South Africa Walkden 5 4  
5  United States Richey 1 6 6     5  United States Richey 7 6    
 Australia Toyne 6 3 0  

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 France Darmon 6 7    
 Netherlands Spruyt 2 5        France Darmon 6 3 1  
 United States Casals 6 8        United States Casals 2 6 6  
 Italy Bassi 3 6          United States Casals 1 7 6  
 Australia Melville 6 6          Australia Melville 6 5 4  
Q  United Kingdom Holdsworth 2 3        Australia Melville 3 6 6
Q  France Spinoza 7 6       Q  France Spinoza 6 1 2  
 United Kingdom Lloyd 5 4          United States Casals 2 3  
 United Kingdom Maclennan 6 6         3  United Kingdom Haydon 6 6  
 Canada Berner 1 3        United Kingdom Maclennan 1 6 6  
Q  United States Reed 2 6 6     Q  United States Reed 6 2 4  
 United Kingdom Tutt 6 3 4        United Kingdom Maclennan 0 2  
 United Kingdom Williams 6 6         3  United Kingdom Haydon 6 6    
 United States Loop 4 4        United Kingdom Williams 5 2  
3  United Kingdom Haydon 6 6       3  United Kingdom Haydon 7 6    
 Italy Pericoli 1 2    

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     United Kingdom Cawthorn 6 6 6  
     United Kingdom Roberts 8 1 4  
       United Kingdom Cawthorn 4 2    
       United Kingdom Brasher 6 6    
     United Kingdom Brasher 6 6  
     Czechoslovakia Vopickova 4 1    
       United Kingdom Brasher 2 2  
      7  France Dürr 6 6  
     Netherlands Krocke 8 1 2  
     United States Eisel 6 6 6  
       United States Eisel 4 5  
      7  France Dürr 6 7    
     South Africa Godwin 4 5  
    7  France Dürr 6 7    
 

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     United States Heldman 6 6    
     Italy Lazzarino 2 1    
       United States Heldman 1 1    
       Australia Tegart 6 6    
     Australia Tegart 6 8  
     United Kingdom Wade 1 6    
       Australia Tegart 3 6 2
      2  Brazil Bueno 6 4 6
     West Germany Orth 3 2    
     United States Fretz 6 6    
       United States Fretz 2 0  
      2  Brazil Bueno 6 6    
     United States De Fina 1 2  
    2  Brazil Bueno 6 6    
 

References

External links

  • 1966 Wimbledon Championships on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw
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