Wimbledon will be commencing its 133rd edition for the gentlemen’s and 126th edition for the ladies next week. The 20th and 21st centuries have witnessed champions on the British turf, who have amassed the most number of Wimbledon titles in the history of the sport.
Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Gentlemen’s Singles Champion
Roger Federer is the only man on this planet who has lifted up the silver gilt cup eight times on the Centre Court of All England Club. The Swiss ace won his premiere Wimbledon title in 2003 and he went on do it until 2007 and he became the second man to win the Wimbledon title for five consecutive times and the one being Bjorn Borg from Sweden.
Roger Federer uplifted his recent Wimbledon title in 2017. That year, the Swiss did not play any five-set epic battles on the British grass, but he regards it to be one of the remarkable victories of his thriving career, as Federer did not drop a set in the entire span of two weeks and was declared the gentlemen’s champion in the SW19 district of London. Also, Wimbledon 2017 victory was achieved after his hiatus from tennis and it was his first Wimbledon title in front of his all four kids.
After Roger Federer, Pete Sampras has the most number of Wimbledon titles with a total of seven, followed by Bjorn with five titles and Novak Djokovic dwells on number four.
Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Ladies’ Singles Champion
In her 30-year-old service to the WTA tour, the Czech-born American, Martina Navratilova has the most number of Wimbledon titles and she heaped up nine ‘Venus Rosewater Dish’ (the ladies trophy at Wimbledon) accolades in her collection of 344 tennis titles.
Navratilova made her Grand Slam breakthrough with Wimbledon 1978 title. She dwells alone in the category of most consecutive Wimbledon titles won by a tennis player and she extended her Wimbledon winning streak to six. She was unstoppable on British grass between the years 1982 and 1987.
Besides her nine singles crown in All England Club, Navratilova has pulled off eleven doubles titles on the green grass of London. Her Wimbledon 1984 glory contributed to complete her Career Slam in doubles that year.
In the Open Era of tennis, Steffi Graf and Serena Williams have second highest number of sterling silver salver with both of them tying up at number seven. Then the list is followed by Venus Williams who has won the title five times. Serena and Venus Williams are still in the quest of their next Wimbledon crown.
Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Gentlemen’s Doubles Champion
The Australian tennis player, Todd Andrew Woodbridge is regarded as the most successful doubles player of all times. Out of his hoard of 16 Grand Slam titles, Woodbridge has the most number of Wimbledon titles in the gentlemen’s doubles section with nine Wimbledon crowns.
In the year 1994, the former doubles World Number one, Woodbridge was the champion in the gentlemen’s doubles and mixed doubles category. Six of his Wimbledon gentlemen’s doubles title were accomplished by teaming up with his compatriot, Mark Woodforde and the rest were achieved with Jonas Bjorkman’s partnership.
In 1997, Woodbridge made to the semifinals at Wimbledon and simultaneously hit the career-high ranking of World Number 19. The 14-time Grand Slam champion, Pete Sampras lost his first ever Wimbledon match to Woodbridge and with that win, he occupies the name in the list of seven people who defeated Sampras at Wimbledon.
Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Ladies’ Doubles Champion
The American tennis player on the Amateur tour, Elizabeth Ryan has the most number of Wimbledon titles in the ladies’ doubles category. She has won the ladies’ doubles titles at Wimbledon for 12 times and her first Wimbledon title came in the year 1914. In 1919, 1921, 1923, 1927 and 1930, Ryan was the Wimbledon champion on both ladies’ and mixed doubles courts. Altogether, Ryan has won 19 ladies’ and mixed doubles Wimbledon titles.
Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Mixed Doubles Champions
On the mixed doubles courts, Ken Fletcher, Vic Seixas, Owen Davidson, and Leander Paes have four titles each and that records the highest in the mixed doubles category. And out of the four men, only Leander Paes has won all his mixed doubles Wimbledon crowns in the Open Era of tennis.
Elizabeth Ryan outnumbers the men in the count of the mixed doubles Wimbledon titles, she has won seven times on the Amateur tour of tennis.