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Who has won the most Wimbledon titles?

Two players entered Wimbledon 2022 knowing that victory would bring them within one victory of the record for most major singles victories.

Now 40 years old and ranked outside the top 1,000, it would be improbable for Serena Williams to win the two titles she needs to tie the women’s record of nine. This year, she was defeated by Harmony Tan in the first round after accepting a wild card.

Who has won the most men’s Wimbledon titles?

Renshaw added his seventh and final title in 1889, bringing his total to seven. In 1903, Laurence Doherty, a double Olympic champion and the first non-American to win the US Open and Wimbledon, was crowned champion five times.

The Swede Borg matched Doherty’s record by claiming the championship every year between 1976 and 1980, and Pete Sampras matched Renshaw’s record by claiming seven titles, winning all but one year between 1993 and 2000.

Djokovic requires one more victory to tie Renshaw and Sampras. In 2011, the Serbian legend won the first of his six titles, and he has won the last three Championships.

The player Djokovic defeated in the 2014, 2015, and 2019 Wimbledon finals still holds the record for most men’s singles titles at Wimbledon.

Roger Federer was 21 years old when he defeated Mark Philippoussis in the 2003 final, kicking off a string of five consecutive victories that included final victories over Andy Roddick (2004 and 2005) and Rafael Nadal (2006 and 2007).

Federer’s half-decade reign came to an end the following year when Nadal won the final set 9-7 to avenge his defeat from the previous year.

Unsurprisingly, Federer returned to victory in 2009, edging Roddick 16-14 in the deciding set to reclaim his title.

Nadal and Djokovic won in 2010 and 2011, respectively, before Federer defeated Murray in four sets in 2012, extending Britain’s wait for a successor to Perry by one year.

The last of Federer’s eight victories was a convincing victory over Marin Cilic in the 2017 final, and it would be quite a comeback for the 40-year-old to add to his record, as he has not competed since undergoing knee surgery after reaching the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2021.

Federer will not participate in Wimbledon 2022, but his legacy as the dominant male tennis player of the 21st century is assured. Sampras, Djokovic, and Boris Becker are each five appearances shy of his record 12 finals, including seven in a row from 2003 to 2009.

Most men’s Wimbledon titles: Open Era top 10

Player Country Wins
Roger Federer Switzerland 8 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017)
Pete Sampras USA 7 (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
Novak Djokovic Serbia 6 (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021)
Bjorn Borg Sweden 5 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
John McEnroe USA 3 (1981, 1983, 1984)
Boris Becker USA 3 (1985, 1986, 1989)
John Newcombe Australia 2 (1970, 1971)
Rafael Nadal Spain 2 (2008, 2010)
Jimmy Connors USA 2 (1974, 1982)
Stefan Edberg Sweden 2 (1988, 1990)
Andy Murray Great Britain 2 (2013, 2016)
Rod Laver Australia 2 (1968, 1969)

Most men’s Wimbledon titles: All-time top 10

Player Country Wins
Roger Federer Switzerland 8
William Renshaw Great Britain 7 (1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1889)
Pete Sampras USA 7
Novak Djokovic Serbia 6
Laurence Doherty Great Britain 5 (1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906)
Bjorn Borg Sweden 5
Reginald Doherty Great Britain 4 (1897, 1898, 1899, 1900)
Anthony Wilding New Zealand 4 (1910, 1911, 1912, 1913)
Rod Laver Australia 4 (1961, 1962, 1968, 1969)
Wilfred Baddeley Great Britain 3 (1891, 1892, 1895)
Arthur Gore Great Britain 3 (1901, 1908, 1909)
Boris Becker USA 3
Bill Tilden USA 3 (1920, 1921, 1930)
Fred Perry Great Britain 3 (1934, 1935, 1936)
John Newcombe Australia 3 (1967, 1970, 1971)
John McEnroe USA 3

 

Who has won the most women’s Wimbledon titles?

Charlotte Cooper Sterry (six), Lottie Dod (five), and Blanche Bingley (four) of the 19th century remain on the list of players with the most Wimbledon victories (six).

Dod holds the record for the youngest women’s singles champion, having won her first title at the age of 15 years and 285 days in 1887. She went on to win each of the four subsequent tournaments she entered, dropping only one set along the way.

Dorothea Lambert Chambers won seven times between 1903 and 1914, in addition to winning gold at the 1908 Olympic Games, which were partially held on the former Worple Road site of Wimbledon.

Suzanne Lenglen won all but one year between 1919 and 1925, a feat equaled by American tennis legend Billie Jean King between 1966 and 1975.

Between 1927 and 1938, American Helen Wills Moody won eight titles, one more than German great Steffi Graf, who won seven titles between 1988 and 1996, and Serena Williams, who won her first title in 2002 and her most recent in 2016.

The record was set by the woman with the most singles victories one year after Graf won her second title. Martina Navratilova won her first of nine Wimbledon championships in 1978 and her last Wimbledon title 25 years later, in the mixed doubles, for a total of 20 at the All England Club.

Most women’s Wimbledon titles: Open Era top 10

Player Country Wins
Martina Navratilova USA 9 (1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990)
Steffi Graf Germany 7 (1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996)
Serena Williams USA 7 (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)
Venus Williams USA 5 (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008)
Billie Jean King USA 4 (1968, 1972, 1973, 1975)
Chris Evert USA 3 (1974, 1976, 1981)
Evonne Goolagong Australia 2 (1971, 1980)
Petra Kvitova Czech Republic 2 (2011, 2014)

Most women’s Wimbledon titles: All-time top 10

Player Country Wins
Martina Navratilova USA 9
Helen Wills Moody USA 8 (1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1938)
Dorothea Lambert Chambers Great Britain 7 (1903, 1904, 1906, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914)
Steffi Graf Germany 7
Serena Williams USA 7
Blanche Bingley Great Britain 6 (1886, 1889, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1900)
Suzanne Lenglen France 6 (1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925)
Billie Jean King USA 6 (1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975)
Charlotte Cooper Sterry Great Britain 5 (1895, 1896, 1898, 1901, 1908)
Lottie Dod Great Britain 5 (1887, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1893)
Venus Williams USA 5
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