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
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)
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.
Boris Becker was first to win the Wimbledon as unseeded player in 1985.
Spencer Gore in 1877.
Arthur Ashe is an African American and the first and only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon. He is also the only black man to win the singles title at the US Open and the Australian Open.
Althea Gibson (1927-) was not only the first black woman but the first ever black person to win at Wimbledon. She took the title in 1951 and the same year she was the first black woman to be invited to enter the American Lawn Tennis Association Championships. In 1950 she also became the first African American of either sex to compete in the US Open tennis competition.
Acacia was the first person to ever win.
Borris Becker was 17 years and 8 months old when he won Wimbledon, making his the youngest person to ever do so.
The first British man to win Wimbledon was Spencer Gore in 1877. The last British man to win Wimbledon was Fred Perry in 1934, 1936 & 1937.
False. Manuel Santana was the first Spaniard to win Wimbledon in 1966.
Björn Borg became the first tennis player to win five consecutive Wimbledon titles in the 1980 Wimbledon Men's Singles final after he defeated John McEnroe in a five-set match, often cited as the best Wimbledon final ever played.
Her first Wimbledon title was a doubles title with Chris Evert in 1976. Her first Wimbledon singles title came in 1978.