Virginia Wade

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade

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

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

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
Birthplace: Bournemouth, England
Age: 74 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

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
  • 1972-01-02 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade of England wins her first Grand Slam title; beats home favourite 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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