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.
- 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