May Sutton def. Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers, 6-1, 6-4
Dorothea Douglass def. May Sutton, 6-3, 9-7
May Sutton def. Dorothea Douglass, 6-3, 6-4
Dorothea Douglass def. Charlotte Sterry, 6-0, 6-3
Dorothea Douglass def. E. Thompson, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Muriel Robb def. Charlotte Sterry, 7-5, 6-1
Charlotte Sterry def. Blanche Hillyard, 6-2, 6-2
Blanche Hillyard def. Charlotte Cooper, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Blanche Hillyard def. Charlotte Cooper, 6-2, 6-3
Charlotte Cooper def. M. Martin, 6-4, 6-4
Blanche Hillyard def. Charlotte Cooper, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
Charlotte Cooper def. Mrs. W. H. Pickering, 6-2, 6-3
Charlotte Cooper def. H. Jackson, 7-5, 8-6
Blanche Hillyard def. E. Austin, 6-1, 6-1
Charlotte Dod def. Blance Hillyard, 6-8, 6-1, 6-4
Charlotte Dod def. Blance Hillyard, 6-1, 6-1
Charlotte Dod def. Blance Hillyard, 6-2, 6-1
Lena Rice def. M. Jacks, 6-4, 6-1
Blanche Hillyard def. Lena Rice, 4-6, 8-6, 6-4
Charlotte Dod def. Blanche Bingley Hillyard, 6-3, 6-3
Charlotte Dod def. Blanche Bingley, 6-2, 6-0
Blanche Bingley def. Maud Watson, 6-3, 6-3
Maud Watson def. Blanche Bingley, 6-1, 7-5
Maud Watson def. Lillian Watson, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3
NOTES: Heading into the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, Petra Kvitova was the eighth seed and had an outside chance of reaching the final, let alone winning.
That all changed, as Kvitova cruised to the quarterfinals with four straight-set wins. Although she needed three sets to defeat Tsvetana Pironkova and Victoria Azarenka, Kvitova easily defeated Maria Sharapova in straight sets for her first career Grand Slam title.
Kvitova used a powerful array of groundstrokes to earn a 6-3, 6-4 triumph on the famed lawns of the All England Club. She became the first Czech woman to win Wimbledon since Jana Novotna in 1998 and first left-handed woman to capture the crown since fellow Czech native Martina Navratilova won her record ninth title in 1990.
Back in 2010, Serena Williams put on a dominant performance, defeating all seven opponents in straight sets, including a 6-3, 6-2 thrashing of Vera Zvonareva in the final. The win was her fourth title at the All England Club, as she fired nine aces and broke serve three times. For the fortnight, Serena posted a tournament-record 89 aces. Her toughest test for the event proved to be a fourth-round matchup with Sharapova, as she defeated the Russian, 7-6 (11-9), 6-4. Serena owns 13 career Grand Slam titles.
Serena, along with her sister Venus, have dominated the Wimbledon championships, winning nine of the last 12 titles.
Three year ago was no exception, as Serena defeated her big sister 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 for her third Wimbledon trophy. In a rematch of the 2008 final, Serena exacted some revenge against Venus, as she dominated the championship match. Appearing in her 14th Grand Slam final, Serena added to her championship lore. She essentially came off the mat to win Wimbledon, fighting off a match point in the semifinals to beat Elena Dementieva in three sets in a match that lasted nearly three hours.
It was the fourth time Serena and Venus played against each other in a Wimbledon finale. Serena has won three of those encounters, and in '09 she lost just eight points on her serve the entire match. The younger Williams also held a 12-2 advantage in aces and amazingly won points on 31 of her 33 successful first serves.
In 2008, Venus defeated Serena in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4, for her seventh Grand Slam title. Seeded seventh, Venus had little trouble advancing to the semifinals, as she won each of her matches in straight sets. Against Dementieva, the fifth seed, Venus won 6-1, 7-6 to reach the championship match. Serena did not lose a set until the final.
Players from the United States have won 54 of the 118 ladies' singles championships. The British Isles is next with 29, followed by Germany (8), Great Britain (7), France (7), Australia (5), Brazil (3), Spain (2), Czech Republic (2), Russia (1) and Switzerland (1).
Martina Navratilova is the all-time singles winner at Wimbledon, with nine titles and owns the record for the most consecutive titles with six (1982-87).
The ladies' singles trophy is a silver salver, sometimes referred to as the Rosewater Dish or Venus Rosewater Dish, which was first won by the champion when the challenge round was introduced in 1886. The 50 guineas trophy was made in 1864 by Messrs. Elkington and Co. Ltd. of Birmingham and is a copy of an electrotype by Caspar Enderlein from a pewter original in the Louvre.
Total prize money was increased to 16,060,000 pounds, with both the men and women receiving the same amounts. The champion will receive $1,808,400.