May Sutton became the 1st American woman to win the womens singles championship at Wimbledon in 1905.
Louise Brough Clapp defeated Margaret Osborne duPont (10-8, 1-6, 10-8) to win the 1949 Wimbledon Ladies Singles championship.
Maud Watson won the first Ladies' Singles Championship in 1884.
The ladies singles Wimbledon champion in 1998 is Jana Novotná.
Wimbledon is the most prestigious tennis competition in the sport. In 2012, winners of the championship earned 1, 150, 000 British pounds each in the singles men and ladies category.
Australian Evonne Goolagong -Ladies Singles American Cawley Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith -Ladies Doubles
Serena Williams. She defeated her sister Venus Williams in the championship match, 7-6, 6-2.
Martina Navratilova defeated Chris Evert Lloyd 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 for the 1978 Ladies Singles Wimbledon Championship.
Virginia Wade won the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship in 1977 by beating Betty Stove in the finals 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.