Sarah Virginia Wade OBE is a British former professional tennis player. She won three Major tennis singles championships and four major doubles championships and is the only British woman in history to have won titles at all four majors. She was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in singles, and No. 1 in the world in doubles.
Wade was the most recent British tennis player to win a major singles tournament until Andy Murray won the 2012 US Open, and was the most recent British woman to have won a major singles title until Emma Raducanu won the 2021 US Open. After retiring from competitive tennis, she coached for four years and has also worked as a tennis commentator and game analyst for the BBC and Eurosport, and CBS in the U.S.
Virginia Wade Age, Date of Birth, Birthday, Family, what about her father, mother, where is she from? Early Life.
Virginia Wade is a famous Tennis Player, who was born on July 10, 1945, in the United Kingdom. Retired tennis star who won three Grand Slam singles championships and three Grand Slam doubles titles. According to Astrologers, Virginia Wade’s zodiac sign is Cancer.
Virginia Wade has not revealed the name of her parents, but she moved to Africa with them when she was just a baby. Her father was the archdeacon of Durban, where she grew up and started pursuing tennis.
The four-time championship winner had to move back to Kent, England when she was 15 years old. It was difficult for her to move back due to her life in Africa, but she went back and was on the women’s team of Wimbledon County Girels’ Grammar School.
Wade’s father supported her decision to take on tennis professionally but insisted that she get her college degree, so she graduated from the University of Sussex in Mathematics and physics.
Virginia Wade Net worth, how much did she earn?
Virginia has won many major titles, which have helped her increase her net worth. Wade is estimated to have a net worth of around $1 million.
The 76-year-old former tennis icon is considered one of the greatest players in the world who remained linked to the sport even after her retirement at the age of 40. She became the first woman to be elected to the Wimbledon Committee in 1982.
Virginia Wade husband, Her Relationship, What about Children?
Virginia Wade hasn’t disclosed if she has a partner or a wife. The grand slam winner has been linked with actor Mary Lou Wallace as they were seen together on several occasions, but she has not confirmed whether the two of them are in a relationship or just friends.
Mary Lou Wallace is known for her roles in TV shows Law and Order and Not Fade Away. The two of them were seen in New York together, watching US Open in New York. Wade has an apartment in New York and spends most of her time promoting tennis through city-wide park projects.
Virginia Wade Career
Wade’s tennis career spanned the end of the amateur era and the start of the open era. In 1968, as an amateur, she won the inaugural open tennis competition – the British Hard Court Open at Bournemouth. She turned down the £300 first prize, choosing to play for expenses only.
Five months later, after turning professional, she won the women’s singles championship at the first US Open (and prize-money of $6,000 – $44,653 today), defeating Billie Jean King in the final. Her second Major tennis singles championship came in 1972 at the Australian Open. There, she defeated Australian Evonne Goolagong in the final 6–4, 6–4. She was appointed a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 1973 Birthday Honours for services to lawn tennis.
Wade won Wimbledon in 1977
Wade won Wimbledon in 1977. It was the 16th year in which she had played at Wimbledon, and she made her first appearance in the final by beating the defending champion Chris Evert in the semifinal 6–2, 4–6, 6–1. In the final, she beat Betty Stöve in three sets to claim the championship, nine days before her 32nd birthday. 1977 was the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Wimbledon Championships, as well as the Silver Jubilee year of Elizabeth II, who attended the final for the first time since 1962.
Wade also won four Major women’s doubles championships with Margaret Smith Court – two of them at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, one at the Australian Open, and one at the French Open. In 1983, at the age of 37, she won the Italian Open women’s doubles championship with Virginia Ruzici of Romania. Over her career, Wade won 55 professional singles championships and amassed $1,542,278 dollars in career prize money. She was ranked in the world’s top 10 continuously from 1967 to 1979. Her career spanned a total of 26 years.
She retired from singles competition at the end of the 1985 tennis season, and then from doubles at the end of 1986. The 26 times that she played at Wimbledon is an all-time record, 24 of those times being in the women’s singles.
Since 1981, while she was still playing, Wade has been a reporter on tennis events for the BBC. In 1982, she became the first woman to be elected to the Wimbledon Committee.
Wade was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1986 Birthday Honours for services to lawn tennis. In 1989, Wade was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.
Where she attended her High school and University? What was her major?
She went to Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School and Talbot Heath School, Bournemouth. In 1961, she was on the tennis team of Wimbledon County Girls’ Grammar School. She went on to study mathematics and physics at the University of Sussex, graduating in 1966.
Virginia Wade Social Media Reach
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Virginia Wade’s Body Appearance Height, Weight
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