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1972 Wimbledon Championships

1972 Wimbledon Championships
Date 26 June – 9 July
Edition 86th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Men's Singles
Stan Smith
Women's Singles
Billie Jean King
Men's Doubles
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan
Women's Doubles
Billie Jean King / Betty Stöve
Mixed Doubles
Rosemary Casals / Ilie Năstase

The 1972 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 26 June until 9 July. It was the 86th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1972. Reigning champion John Newcombe was prevented from defending his title and was absent along with other World Championship Tennis (WCT) contract players, including Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall and Arthur Ashe, who were banned by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) from entering the event.


  • Prize money 1
  • Champions 2
    • Men's singles 2.1
    • Women's singles 2.2
    • Men's doubles 2.3
    • Women's doubles 2.4
    • Mixed doubles 2.5
  • Juniors Champions 3
    • Boys' singles 3.1
    • Girls' singles 3.2
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Prize money

The total prize money for 1972 championships was £50,330. The winner of the men's title earned £5,000 while the women's singles champion earned £2,400.[1]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £5,000 £3,000 £1,000 £550 £300 £200 £125 £100
Women's Singles £2,400 £1,330 £600 £350 £200 £150 £100 £75
Men's Doubles * £1,000 £600 £400 £200 £0 £0 £0 N/A
Women's Doubles * £600 £400 £200 £100 £0 £0 £0 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £500 £350 £175 £100 £0 £0 £0 £0

* per team


Men's singles

Stan Smith defeated Ilie Năstase, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

  • It was Smith's 2nd (and last) career Grand Slam title, and his only Wimbledon title.

Women's singles

Billie Jean King defeated Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 6–3, 6–3

  • It was King's 8th career Grand Slam title (her 4th in the Open Era), and her 4th Wimbledon title.

Men's doubles

Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan defeated Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen, 6–2, 6–2, 9–7

Women's doubles

Billie Jean King / Betty Stöve defeated Françoise Dürr / Judy Tegart, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3

Mixed doubles

Rosemary Casals / Ilie Năstase defeated Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Kim Warwick, 6–4, 6–4

Juniors Champions

Boys' singles

  1. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 327–334.  


Ilana Kloss defeated Glynis Coles, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4

Girls' singles

, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5 Buster Mottram defeated [2]

  • ^ Borg won the Wimbledon men's singles title 5 years in a row (an Open Era record).
  • External links

    • Official website Wimbledon Championships
    Preceded by
    1972 French Open
    Grand Slams Succeeded by
    1972 U.S. Open
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