2000 Wimbledon Championships
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2000 Wimbledon Championships

The 2000 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in the United Kingdom.[1][2] It was the 114th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 26 June to 9 July 2000. It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year.

Pete Sampras won his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title, defeating Pat Rafter in the final. It was also his last Wimbledon title. Lindsay Davenport was unsuccessful in her title defence, being defeated by Venus Williams in the women's final. It was the first of five Wimbledon titles for Venus Williams.

Millennium celebrations

In order to celebrate the millennium, the All England Club invited all surviving singles champions, any player that had appeared in two or more singles finals without winning the championship, and any player who had won four or more doubles titles, to a presentation ceremony on Centre Court on Saturday, July 1. Each honouree was presented with a crystal plate, engraved with their name, by the President of the Lawn Tennis Association, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester. Those who attended were (in order of presentation): Singles champion Andre Agassi; Doubles champions: Ken McGregor, Bob Hewitt, Ken Fletcher, Tony Roche, Rosie Casals, Owen Davidson, Frew McMillan, Peter Fleming, Pam Shriver, Helena Suková, Natasha Zvereva, Gigi Fernández; Singles finalists: Henry "Bunny" Austin, Kurt Nielsen, Ken Rosewall, Darlene Hard, Fred Stolle, Hana Mandlíková, Goran Ivani?evi?; Singles champions: Sidney Wood, Pauline Betz, Bob Falkenburg, Ted Schroeder, John "Budge" Patty, Richard "Dick" Savitt, Frank Sedgman, Elias "Vic" Seixas, Jaroslav Drobný, Marion "Tony" Trabert, Shirley Fry Irvin, Ashley Cooper, Maria Bueno, Alejandro "Alex" Olmedo, Neale Fraser, Angela Mortimer, Rod Laver, Margaret Smith Court, Roy Emerson, Billie Jean King, Manuel Santana, John Newcombe, Ann Jones, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Stan Smith, Jan Kode?, Chris Evert, Björn Borg, Virginia Wade, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Patrick "Pat" Cash, Steffi Graf, Stefan Edberg, Michael Stich, Conchita Martínez, Jana Novotná and Lindsay Davenport. Andre Agassi was presented first in order to accommodate his match schedule. Other attendees were then presented with their commemoration later in the same day in the Royal Box: Doubles champions: Mark Woodforde, Todd Woodbridge; Singles finalist: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario; and Singles champions: Martina Hingis and Pete Sampras. Several post war champions were absent, but the only champions from the open era (post 1968) not to attend were Jimmy Connors and Richard Krajicek. Both Ilie N?stase and Ivan Lendl were also invited as two-time singles finalist, but did not attend.[3] The inclusion of singles finalists and the exclusion of doubles champions who had not won at least four titles was mildly controversial, with Frew McMillan bemoaning to BBC Radio that his two-time mixed doubles championship partner Betty Stöve had not been invited, despite the Dutch woman holding three Wimbledon doubles titles and having reached the singles final once; whereas Hana Mandlíková and Goran Ivani?evi? both attended, neither one of whom had ever won a Wimbledon title of any kind prior to Wimbledon 2000.

Prize money

The total prize money for 2000 championships was £8,056,480. The winner of the men's title earned £477,500 while the women's singles champion earned £430,000.[4][5]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £477,500 £238,750 £119,380 £62,080 £33,420 £19,330 £11,700 £7,160
Women's Singles £430,000 £215,000 £101,470 £52,760 £28,410 £15,460 £9,360 £5,730
Men's Doubles * £195,630 N/A
£176,070 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £83,100 N/A

* per team



Men's Singles

United States Pete Sampras defeated Australia Pat Rafter, 6-7(10-12), 7-6(7-5), 6-4, 6-2 [6]

  • It was Sampras's 2nd title of the year, and his 63rd overall. It was his 13th career Grand Slam title (a record until Roger Federer surpassed him in 2009), and his 7th (and last) Wimbledon title (a record, tied with William Renshaw, and subsequently surpassed by Federer in 2017)

Women's Singles

United States Venus Williams defeated United States Lindsay Davenport, 6-3, 7-6(7-3)[7]

  • It was Williams's 1st title of the year, and her 10th overall. It was her 1st career Grand Slam title.

Men's Doubles

Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde defeated Netherlands Paul Haarhuis / Australia Sandon Stolle, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 [8]

Women's Doubles

United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams defeated France Julie Halard-Decugis / Japan Ai Sugiyama, 6-3, 6-2 [9]

Mixed Doubles

United States Donald Johnson / United States Kimberly Po defeated Australia Lleyton Hewitt / Belgium Kim Clijsters, 6-4, 7-6(7-3)[10]


Boys' Singles

France Nicolas Mahut defeated Croatia Mario An?i?, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 [11]

Girls' Singles

Argentina María Emilia Salerni defeated Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis, 6-4, 7-5 [12]

Boys' Doubles

Belgium Dominique Coene / Belgium Kristof Vliegen defeated United Kingdom Andrew Banks / United Kingdom Benjamin Riby, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 [13]

Girls' Doubles

Romania Ioana Ga?par / Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis defeated Czech Republic Dája Bedá?ová / Argentina María Emilia Salerni, 7-6(7-2), 6-3 [14]

Singles players

Men's Singles
Women's Singles

Singles seeds


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  2. ^ Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. ISBN 0007117078.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon honours former champions". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. 1 July 2000. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 327-334. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  5. ^ "About Wimbledon - Prize Money and Finance". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Boys' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Girls' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "Boys' Doubles Finals 1982-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Girls' Doubles Finals 1982-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.

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Preceded by
2000 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2000 US Open

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