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Virginia Wade

  • n  English tennis player who won many women's singles titles (born in 1945)
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  • A Wimbledon Champion for Britain
    Getty Images Andy Murray reads through the Monday morning papers. Technically speaking, there wasn’t a 77-year gap between British Wimbledon champions—between male champions, yes, but Virginia Wade won the women’s title in 1977 and was herself subjected to all the hullabaloo about what a momentous occasion it was to see a homegrown winner at the All England Club. Still, Andy Murray finishing off ...
    July 8, 2013 - Wall Street Journal Blogs
  • A Reminder: Britain's Last Wimbledon Champ Won 36 Years Ago, Not 77
    Andy Murray is the first British man to win in 77 years, but in 1977, Virginia Wade won a title for the home team on the tournament's 100th birthday.        
    July 7, 2013 - The Atlantic
    Last native or naturalized citizens to win their nation's Grand Slam singles title: Australian Open — Mark Edmondson, 1976; Chris O'Neil, 1978 French Open — Yannick Noah, 1983; Mary Pierce, 2000 Wimbledon — Andy Murray, 2013; Virginia Wade, 1977 U.S. Open — Andy Roddick, 2003; Serena Williams, 2012
    July 7, 2013 - Connecticut Post

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