1972 Wimbledon Championships
The 1972 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament was scheduled to be held from Monday 26 June until Saturday 8 July 1972 but rain on the final Saturday meant that the men's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles finals were played on Sunday 9 July. It was the first time in the tournament's history that finals were played on a Sunday. It was the 86th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1972.
Due to the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) ban on World Championship Tennis (WCT) contract players competing in their tournaments, the reigning men's singles champion John Newcombe was prevented from defending his title. Other players banned from competing included Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall and Arthur Ashe among others. Stan Smith and Billie Jean King won the singles titles.
The total prize money for the 1972 championships was £50,330. The winner of the men's title earned £5,000 while the women's singles champion earned £2,400.
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Stan Smith defeated Ilie Năstase, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5 
- It was Smith's 2nd (and last) career Grand Slam title, and his only Wimbledon title.
Billie Jean King defeated Evonne Goolagong, 6–3, 6–3 
- It was King's 8th career Grand Slam title (her 4th in the Open Era), and her 4th Wimbledon title.
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan defeated Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen, 6–2, 6–2, 9–7 
Billie Jean King / Betty Stöve defeated Françoise Dürr / Judy Dalton, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3 
Ilie Năstase / Rosie Casals defeated Kim Warwick / Evonne Goolagong, 6–4, 6–4 
Björn Borg defeated Buster Mottram, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5 
Ilana Kloss defeated Glynis Coles, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4 
- Stan Smith (Champion)
- Ilie Năstase (Final, lost to Stan Smith)
- Manuel Orantes (Semifinals, lost to Ilie Năstase)
- Andrés Gimeno (Second round, lost to Onny Parun)
- Jan Kodeš (Semifinals, lost to Stan Smith)
- Pierre Barthès (Fourth round, lost to Colin Dibley)
- Bob Hewitt (First round, lost to Jimmy Connors)
- Alex Metreveli (Quarterfinals, lost to Stan Smith)
- Evonne Goolagong (Final, lost to Billie Jean King)
- Billie Jean King (Champion)
- Nancy Richey (Quarterfinals, lost to Rosie Casals)
- Chris Evert (Semifinals, lost to Evonne Goolagong)
- Kerry Melville (Third round, lost to Patti Hogan)
- Rosie Casals (Semifinals, lost to Billie Jean King)
- Virginia Wade (Quarterfinals, lost to Billie Jean King)
- Françoise Dürr (Quarterfinals, lost to Evonne Goolagong)
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