Virginia Wade

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade Full Name: Virginia Wade [Sarah Virginia Wade]

United Kingdom

Profession: Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Why Famous: 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.

Born: July 10, 1945 (73 years old)
Birthplace: Bournemouth, England

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events in the Life of Virginia Wade

  • 1968-09-07 US Open Women's Tennis: England's Virginia Wade wins first Open era US title; beats Billie Jean King 6-4, 6-2
  • 1972-01-03 60th Women's Australian Open: Virginia Wade beats Evonne Goolagong (6-4, 6-4)
  • 1977-07-01 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hometown favourite Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1977-09-02 One of the great anti-climaxes in sport; 43-year-old transsexual Rene Richards, who fought for over a year for right to play in a major event, is beaten 6-1, 6-4 by Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade at the US Open

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