Virginia Wade

July 10, 1945
Place of Birth:
Bournemouth, England
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 2

How to get to the heart of Virginia Wade? She was a ferocious competitor, blessed with a nearly ideal physique for tennis, driven to play the game in her own distinctive way on her own precise terms. Her game was built on aggression and court savvy, on a willingness to take calculated risks, on a penchant for seizing the initiative. No woman in her era had a bigger serve. Wade became one of the preeminent commentators for both CBS in the United States and the BBC in her native Great Britain.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Open

  • Singles Champion 1972
  • Doubles Champion 1973

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1973


  • Singles Champion 1977

US Open

  • Singles Champion 1968
  • Doubles Champion 1973, 1975

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1965-85
  • Fed Cup Team Member 1967-83