1927 Wimbledon Championships

1927 Wimbledon Championships

1927 Wimbledon Championships
Date:   June 20–July 2[1]
Edition:   47th
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Men's Singles
Henri Cochet [2]
Women's Singles
Helen Wills [3]
Men's Doubles
Frank Hunter / Bill Tilden [4]
Women's Doubles
Helen Wills / Elizabeth Ryan
Mixed Doubles
Elizabeth Ryan / Frank Hunter
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1926 1928 > 

The 1927 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 20 June until 2 July. It was the 47th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1927.

This was the first Wimbledon Championships where the draw used a merit-based seeding of ranked players to prevent the top players from meeting each other in the early rounds. Eight players were seeded in both the men's and women's singles and four pairs in the double. The seeding was done according to the ranking of the players in their own countries.[5] René Lacoste and Helen Wills were the first no.1 seeded singles players.[6][7] Since the 1924 Championships a seeding based on nationality was used to prevent nominated players from the same nationality to meet before the later rounds.[8][9]

Another innovation that year was the installation of a microphone and loudspeakers on the centre court to broadcast the calls of the umpire. A special footfault judge was introduced for the centre court and court no.1.[10]


Men's Singles

Henri Cochet defeated Jean Borotra 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 7–5

Women's Singles

Helen Wills defeated Lili de Alvarez 6–2, 6–4

Men's Doubles

Frank Hunter / Bill Tilden defeated Henri Cochet / Jacques Brugnon 1–6, 4–6, 8–6, 6–3, 6–4

Women's Doubles

Helen Wills / Elizabeth Ryan defeated Bobbie Heine / Irene Bowder Peacock 6–3, 6–2

Mixed Doubles

Elizabeth Ryan / Frank Hunter defeated Kathleen McKane Godfree / Leslie Godfree 8–6, 6–0


  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com.  
  3. ^ "Roll of Honour - Women's Singles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Roll of Honour - Men's Doubles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  5. ^ Seed' Drawings for Tennis Meet"'". The Telegraph–Herald and Times-Journal. Jun 15, 1927. 
  6. ^ "Lawn tennis.".  
  7. ^ "Wimbledon Adopts Seeded Draw, To Be Based Solely on Merit". The New York Times. 1 June 1927. 
  8. ^ "Seeding the Draw". The Glasgow Herald. Jun 14, 1955. 
  9. ^ "SPORTING CABLES.".  
  10. ^ "THE GAME OF TENNIS.".  

External links

  • Official Wimbledon Championships website
Preceded by
1927 French Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1927 U.S. National Championships

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