CHAMPIONSHIPS. A WILLIAMS SISTER HAS BEEN IN EVERY FINAL BAR ONE IN THE PAST NINE YEARS.THAT WAS IN 2006 WHEN MAURESMO BEAT HENIN. VIRGINIA WADE (RIGHT) WAS THE LAST BRITISH WOMAN TO WIN -- SHE BEAT BETTY STOVE 6-3, 6-1 IN 1977.
making it all the more remarkable that Borg came to back to clinch his fifth straight Wimbledon title. 5. Virginia Wade def. Betty Stove , 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, women's final, 1977: This was a touching local story, the perennial Wimbledon also-ran playing
Wade was considered an outsider in the women's singles draw but overcame Chris Evert in the semi-final before beating Betty Stove in three sets to claim the trophy in Silver Jubilee year. JANA NOVOTNA (1998) It took three attempts and saw many tears
revelation that she had sent him a letter wishing him luck. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh watched Wade beat Dutch player Betty Stove in three sets in the 1977 final. 'She's not a Tennis fan, but Buckingham Palace is considering the options, given the
Denton 6-4, 7-6 1980 Wendy Turnbull/Marty Riessen Betty Stove /Frew McMillan 7-5, 6-2 1979 Greer Stevens/Bob Hewitt Betty Stove /Frew McMillan 6-3, 7-5 1978 Betty Stove /Frew McMillan Billie Jean King/Ray Ruffels 6-3
Jean King/Martina Navratilova Pam Shriver/ Betty Stove 7-6, 7-5 1979 Betty Stove /Wendy Turnbull Billie Jean King/Martina ..... Turnbull 7-6, 6-4 1977 Martina Navratilova/ Betty Stove Renee Richards/Bettyann Stuart 6-1, 7-6