Sunday, May 5, 2013
We're 50 days from Wimbledon's first serve
By Lizzie Haldane
Billie Jean King's first singles loss at Wimbledon was to Yola Ramirez.
Cinco de Mayo happens to be 50 days out from the start of Wimbledon. Back in 1961, a Mexican player named Yola Ramirez defeated Billie Jean King in King’s first singles match on the grassy court. Ramirez eventually made it to the quarterfinals that year. King went on to win the first of her 20 titles at Wimbledon in 1961, claiming the women’s doubles crown. In all, King won six singles titles at Wimbledon, 10 doubles and four mixed doubles.