Venus Williams of the US won the last 2 Wimbledon ladies' singles titles.
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The Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Champion in 1995 was Steffi Graf of Germany. She defeated Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in three sets to win the title.
The first Wimbledon Ladies Singles championship was held in 1884. Maud Wilson defeated Lillian Watson 6-8, 6-3, 6-3.
The Ladies' singles title at this year's Championships was won by Marion Bartoli of France, who beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1 6-4 in the final.
1968 was the first year professionals were allowed to compete at Wimbledon. The winner of the Men's Singles won 2,000 pounds and the winner of the Ladies' Singles won 750 pounds. Total payout for the tournament was 26,150 pounds. Click on the 'Wimbledon Prize Money' link on this page to see the payouts at Wimbledon from 1968 through 2007.
Pete Sampras won the men's singles at Wimbledon in this year (his 4th), beating Cedric Pioline in the final.
Novak Djokovicwon the Wimbledon men's singles title in the year 2014.
The first Ladies Singles championship at Wimbledon was played in 1884. Maud Wilson defeated Lillian Watson 6-8, 6-3, 6-3.