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Sarah Virginia Wade, OBE (born 10 July 1945) is a British former professional tennis player. She won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships, and is the only British woman in history to have won titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. She was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in singles, and No. 1 in the world in doubles. She won the women's singles championship at Wimbledon on 1 July 1977, in that tournament's centenary year, and was the last British tennis player to have won a Grand Slam singles tournament until Andy Murray won the US Open in 2012. She remains the last British female to have won a Grand Slam singles title. 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.

Age: 70
Nationality: British
Claim to Fame: One line executive summary


33 Credits »
2011 Renee Herself
2011 125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious Herself - 1977 Wimbledon Champion
2007 US Open 2007 Herself
2007 Today at Wimbledon Herself - Analyst
2000 Breakfast Herself
1999 ESPN SportsCentury Herself
1970 A Question of Sport Herself 
1937 Wimbledon Herself - Analyst & Commentator



I always felt that I hadn`t achieved what I wanted to achieve. I always felt I could get better. That`s the whole incentive.


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