There are many great Wimbledon champions, and some are still playing today. Wimbledon is one of four major tennis tournaments held each year. These tourneys are known as the Grand Slam of tennis. The tournament at Wimbledon is widely regarded as the most prestigious of them all.
- Martina Navratilova. Navratilova won a record nine Wimbledon singles titles, including six in a row during her brilliant tennis career. She won her first title in 1978 and her last in 1990. Navratilova also won seven doubles titles at Wimbledon, and four mixed doubles titles. Her total of twenty overall titles ties her with Billie Jean King for the most in Wimbledon history.
- Pete Sampras. Sampras won seven Wimbledon singles titles, tieing him with William Renshaw for the most Wimbledon men’s titles in history. Sampras dominated men’s tennis at Wimby during his era, winning all of his titles from 1993-2000. During that stretch, only in 1996 did he fail to become the champion.
- Steffi Graf. Graf was also a seven-time singles champion at Wimby during the late 80’s and early 90’s. Much like Sampras, Graf ruled her era at Wimbledon by winning all of her singles titles between 1988-1996. She also won a doubles title, giving her eight overall wins at Wimbledon.
- Roger Federer. Federer has six singles titles at Wimbledon. He won five in a row from 2003 to 2007. After losing in 2008, Federer regained the title of champion the following year.
- Bjorn Borg. Borg won five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles from 1976 to 1980. He is best remembered at Wimby for winning an epic five set match in the 1980 finals against John McEnroe. After losing to McEnroe in the 1981 final, Borg would soon retire from the sport at the age of 26.