They met some resistance from the former world No. 1 in the tennis player ranking Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, who appeared in the finals of the Wimbledon in that era 4 times, but overall it was all USA in that era.

After trying for a couple of years, Chris finally won the Wimbledon title in 1974 after defeating the Russian Olga Morozova 6-0, 6-4 and got her name in the Venus Rosewater trophy.

The following night, Chris Evert danced at the ball with her fiancé, Jimmy Connors who also won the Gentlemen’s singles title after defeating Ken Rosewall. The media called it a Love Match.

The list of female winners and runner-ups of the Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

The year 1979

■ Wimbledon Open winner: Martina Navratilova

■ Wimbledon Open runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

The year 1978

■ Wimbledon Open winner: Martina Navratilova

■ Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1978: Chris Evert

The year 1977

■ Wimbledon Open winner: Virginia Wade

■ Wimbledon Open runner-up: Betty Stove

The year 1976

■ Wimbledon Open winner: Chris Evert

■ Wimbledon Open runner-up: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

The year 1975

■ Wimbledon Open winner: Billie Jean King

■ Wimbledon Open runner-up (: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

The year 1974

■ Wimbledon Open winner: Chris Evert

■ Wimbledon Open runner-up: Olga Morozova

The year 1973

■ Wimbledon Open winner: Billie Jean King

■ Wimbledon Open runner-up: Chris Evert

The year 1972

■ Wimbledon Open winner: Billie Jean King

■ Wimbledon Open runner-up: Evonne Goolagong

The year 1971

■ Wimbledon Open winner: Evonne Goolagong

■ Wimbledon Open runner-up: Margaret Court

The year 1970

■ Wimbledon Open winner: Margaret Smith-Court

■ Wimbledon Open runner-up: Billie Jean King

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