Wimbledons Youngest Winners
Over the years at Wimbledon there have been some very young but very outstanding Wimbledon players. Age it seems has not been a factor in just how well these players performed at the Wimbledon Championships throughout the years. Here we take you through some of the highlights of the younger players to have made such an impression on the tennis courts at Wimbledon.
Bjon Borg at the age of 20 set a record in 1976 becoming the youngest men’s champion, however this was not to last and was surpassed by Boris Becker.
The awesome German player Boris Becker was just 17 years old when he won the Wimbledon Championships in 1985. He became the youngest winner ever of the men’s singles. He followed up on this win with another when he was 18 years of age. Boris Becker really was a special player who became a tennis legend so early in his career.
Prior to Becker winning the youngest was a gentleman called Wilfred Baddeley who back in 1881 won the men’s championship when he was just 19 years old.
If you think these guy’s were young, then you will be very surprised to learn that Martina Hingis was just 13 years old when she managed to win the junior Wimbledon title in 1994. She became the youngest champion ever of the competition, followed up with winning the women’s title at just 16 years old. Not only was she a mean singles player, but she was also the youngest ever women’s double champion at just 15 years of age!
The youngest men’s doubles champion was the American Dennis Ralston. Dennis was just 17 years old when in 1960 he won alongside the Mexican Rafael Osuna.
‘The Little Wonder’ aka Lottie Dod back in 1887 was the youngest ladies singles title winner at the grand old age of 15 years old. Lottie remains the youngest champion – quite astounding that this is still the case after all this time.
Serena Williams has been a top player for a very long time, even at the age of 16 she managed to win the mixed tournament title back in 1998.