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Gentlemen - Spencer Gore in 1877

Ladies - Maud Watson in 1884

both were British but the competition was only open to brits, possibly just English

The first Open era winners were Rod Laver and Billie Jean King in 1968

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The first of only 2 players ever to win the men's singles whilst unseeded was Boris Becker in 1985. At this time, there were only 16 seeded players, as opposed to the 32 of the modern era, which meant that his ranking of 20 was not good enough for a seeding.

(The other player to do so was Goran Ivanisevic, who was a wildcard entry into the tournament in 2001)

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The first unseeded player to win Wimbledon was Boris Becker. He was from West Germany, and won the tournament at the age of 17 in 1985.

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Boris Becker was first to win the Wimbledon as unseeded player in 1985.

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Boris Becker.

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Spencer Gore in 1877.

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Boris Becker

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