2006 Wimbledon Championships
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2006 Wimbledon Championships
2006 Wimbledon Championships
Date 26 June - 9 July
Edition 120th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Men's Singles
Switzerland Roger Federer
Women's Singles
France Amélie Mauresmo
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
China Yan Zi / China Zheng Jie
Mixed Doubles
Israel Andy Ram / Russia Vera Zvonareva
Boys' Singles
Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker
Girls' Singles
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Boys' Doubles
United States Kellen Damico / United States Nathaniel Schnugg
Girls' Doubles
Russia Alisa Kleybanova / Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde
Ladies' Invitation Doubles
United States Rosalyn Nideffer / Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
United States Kevin Curren / United States Johan Kriek
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Japan Shingo Kunieda / Japan Satoshi Saida
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The 2006 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England. It was the 120th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 26 June to 9 July 2006. It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year.

Roger Federer won his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title, defeating Rafael Nadal in what was to be the first of three consecutive Wimbledon finals played between the pair. Venus Williams was unsuccessful in her title defence, losing in the third round against Jelena Jankovi?. Amélie Mauresmo won her second Grand Slam title, and first and only Wimbledon title, defeating Justine Henin-Hardenne in the final in three sets. Mauresmo thus became the first Frenchwoman since 1925 to win the Wimbledon title.[1] It was Henin-Hardenne's second of three Grand Slam final defeat of 2006, having lost the 2006 Australian Open final to Mauresmo earlier in the year; on that occasion, Henin-Hardenne retired due to a stomach virus.

Notable stories

American performance and Serbian breakthrough

Jelena Jankovi? knocked Venus Williams out of Wimbledon in the third round.

For the first time since 1911, no American player reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, and for the first time since the 1976 Australian Open, no American player reached a Grand Slam quarter-final.[2]Shenay Perry was the only American player to reach the fourth round; she was defeated 6-2, 6-0 by Elena Dementieva after losing the last ten games of the match.[3] Her defeat also meant that no American woman reached the Wimbledon final for the first time since 1998.

Venus Williams' third round defeat by Jelena Jankovi? of Serbia (on its first Grand Slam appearance as a newly established independent nation from the former Serbia and Montenegro) caused the earliest exit by a defending women's champion at Wimbledon since Steffi Graf lost in the first round in 1994 and meant that neither of the Williams sisters (Serena Williams withdrew due to injury) would be represented in a Wimbledon final for the first time since 1999.[4] These championships were also the first to feature three Serbian players in the fourth round of any Grand Slam tournament: along with Jankovi?, Ana Ivanovic[5] and Novak Djokovic[6] also reached the fourth round, the former losing to Amélie Mauresmo and the latter losing to Mario An?i?.

Li Na's run to the quarter-finals

China's Li Na became the first player from her country to ever be seeded or reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament. She upset the recent French Open finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third round[7] and followed it up with a win over World No. 10 Nicole Vaidi?ová in the fourth round,[8] before losing her quarter-final to second seed Kim Clijsters.[9] Li would not reach another Grand Slam quarter-final until the 2009 US Open, where again she was defeated by Clijsters.[10]

Streaker incident

Midway during the ladies' quarter-final match between Maria Sharapova and Elena Dementieva, a streaker ran onto the Centre Court and interrupted the match, before ultimately being arrested and brought into custody by Wimbledon security guards.[11] The streaker was later revealed to be Dutch DJ Sander Lantinga, who carried out the stunt as part of the Dutch television show Try Before You Die.[12]


Gentlemen's singles

Switzerland Roger Federer defeated Spain Rafael Nadal 6-0, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3

Ladies' singles

France Amélie Mauresmo defeated Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Gentlemen's doubles

United States Bob Bryan & United States Mike Bryan defeated France Fabrice Santoro & Serbia Nenad Zimonji? 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Ladies' doubles

China Yan Zi & China Zheng Jie defeated Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual & Argentina Paola Suárez 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Mixed doubles

Israel Andy Ram & Russia Vera Zvonareva defeated United States Venus Williams & United States Bob Bryan 6-3, 6-2


Boys' singles

Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker defeated Poland Marcin Gawron 6-2, 7-6(4)

Girls' singles

Denmark Caroline Wozniacki defeated Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Boys' doubles

United States Kellen Damico & United States Nathaniel Schnugg defeated Slovakia Martin Kli?an & Slovakia Andrej Martin 7-6(7), 6-2

Girls' doubles

Russia Alisa Kleybanova & Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated Ukraine Kristina Antoniychuk & Romania Alexandra Dulgheru 6-1, 6-2

Other events

Gentlemen's invitation doubles

Australia Todd Woodbridge & Australia Mark Woodforde defeated United States T. J. Middleton & United States David Wheaton 6-7(5), 7-5, 7-6(4)

Senior gentlemen's invitation doubles

United States Kevin Curren & United States Johan Kriek defeated Australia Peter McNamara & Australia Paul McNamee 7-5, 6-7(8), 7-6(9)

Ladies' invitation doubles

United States Rosalyn Nideffer & Czech Republic Jana Novotná defeated United States Tracy Austin & France Nathalie Tauziat 6-4, 6-3

Wheelchair men's doubles

Japan Shingo Kunieda & Japan Satoshi Saida defeated France Michael Jeremiasz & United Kingdom Jayant Mistry 7-5, 6-2


The tops seeds in the singles events won their respective fields. Roger Federer is the men's champion; Amélie Mauresmo is the women's champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.


External links

Preceded by
2006 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2006 US Open

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