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2013 - Marion Bartoli def. Sabine Lisicki, 6-1, 6-4. 2012 - Serena Williams def. Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. 2011 - Petra Kvitova def. Maria Sharapova, 6-3, 6-4. 2010 - Serena Williams def. Vera Zvonareva, 6-3, 6-2. 2009 - Serena Williams def. Venus Williams, 7-6 (3), 6-2. 2008 - Venus Williams def. Serena Williams, 7-5, 6-4. 2007 - Venus Williams def. Marion Bartoli, 6-4, 6-1. 2006 - Amelie Mauresmo def. Justine Henin-Hardenne, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. 2005 - Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 9-7. 2004 - Maria Sharapova def. Serena Williams, 6-1, 6-4. 2003 - Serena Williams def. Venus Williams, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. 2002 - Serena Williams def. Venus Williams, 7-6 (4), 6-3. 2001 - Venus Williams def. Justine Henin, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0. 2000 - Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport, 6-3, 7-6 (3). 1999 - Lindsay Davenport def. Steffi Graf, 6-4, 7-5. 1998 - Jana Novotna def. Nathalie Tauziat, 6-4, 7-6 (2). 1997 - Martina Hingis def. Jana Novotna, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. 1996 - Steffi Graf def. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 6-3, 7-5. 1995 - Steffi Graf def. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5. 1994 - Conchita Martinez def. Martina Navratilova, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. 1993 - Steffi Graf def. Jana Novotna, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-4. 1992 - Steffi Graf def. Monica Seles, 6-2, 6-1. 1991 - Steffi Graf def. Gabriela Sabatini, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6. 1990 - Martina Navratilova def. Zina Garrison, 6-4, 6-1. 1989 - Steffi Graf def. Martina Navratilova, 6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-1. 1988 - Steffi Graf def. Martina Navratilova, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. 1987 - Martina Navratilova def. Steffi Graf, 7-5, 6-3. 1986 - Martina Navratilova def. Hana Mandlikova, 7-6 (1), 6-3. 1985 - Martina Navratilova def. Chris Evert Lloyd, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. 1984 - Martina Navratilova def. Chris Evert Lloyd, 7-6 (5), 6-2. 1983 - Martina Navratilova def. Andrea Jaeger, 6-0, 6-3. 1982 - Martina Navratilova def. Chris Evert Lloyd, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. 1981 - Chris Evert Lloyd def. Hana Mandlikova, 6-2, 6-2. 1980 - Evonne Goolagong Cawley def. Chris Evert Lloyd, 6-1, 7-6 (4). 1979 - Martina Navratilova def. Chris Evert Lloyd, 6-4, 6-4. 1978 - Martina Navratilova def. Chris Evert, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5. 1977 - Virginia Wade def. Betty Stove, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. 1976 - Chris Evert def. Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 6-3, 4-6, 8-6. 1975 - Billie Jean King def. Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 6-0, 6-1. 1974 - Chris Evert def. Olga Morozova, 6-0, 6-4. 1973 - Billie Jean King def. Chris Evert, 6-0, 7-5. 1972 - Billie Jean King def. Evonne Goolagong, 6-3, 6-3. 1971 - Evonne Goolagong def. Margaret Smith Court, 6-4, 6-1. 1970 - Margaret Court def. Billie Jean King, 14-12, 11-9. 1969 - Ann Haydon Jones def. Billie Jean King, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. 1968 - Billie Jean King def. Judy Tegart, 9-7, 7-5. 1967 - Billie Jean King def. Ann Haydon Jones, 6-3, 6-4. 1966 - Billie Jean King def. Maria Bueno, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. 1965 - Margaret Smith def. Maria Bueno, 6-4, 7-5. 1964 - Maria Bueno def. Margaret Smith, 6-4, 7-9, 6-3. 1963 - Margaret Smith def. Billie Jean Moffitt, 6-3, 6-4. 1962 - Karen Hantze Susman def. Vera Sukova, 6-4, 6-4. 1961 - Angela Mortimer def. Christine Truman, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. 1960 - Maria Bueno def. Sandra Reynolds, 8-6, 6-0. 1959 - Maria Bueno def. Darlene Hard, 6-4, 6-3. 1958 - Althea Gibson def. Angela Mortimer, 8-6, 6-2. 1957 - Althea Gibson def. Darlene Hard, 6-3, 6-2. 1956 - Shirley Fry def. Angela Buxton, 6-3, 6-1. 1955 - Louise Brough def. Beverly Baker Fleitz, 7-5, 8-6. 1954 - Maureen Connolly def. Louise Brough, 6-2, 7-5. 1953 - Maureen Connolly def. Doris Hart, 8-6, 7-5. 1952 - Maureen Connolly def. Louise Brough, 7-5, 6-3. 1951 - Doris Hart def. Shirley Fry, 6-1, 6-0. 1950 - Louise Brough def. Margaret Osborne duPont, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. 1949 - Louise Brough def. Margaret Osborne duPont, 10-8, 1-6, 10-8. 1948 - Louise Brough def. Doris Hart, 6-3, 8-6. 1947 - Margaret Osborne def. Doris Hart, 6-2, 6-4. 1946 - Pauline Betz def. Louise Brough, 6-2, 6-4. 1940-45 - No tournament, World War II 1939 - Alice Marble def. Kay Stammers, 6-2, 6-0. 1938 - Helen Wills Moody def. Helen Jacobs, 6-4, 6-0. 1937 - Dorothy Round def. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. 1936 - Helen Jacobs def. Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. 1935 - Helen Wills Moody def. Helen Jacobs, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. 1934 - Dorothy Round def. Helen Jacobs, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3. 1933 - Helen Wills Moody def. Dorothy Round, 6-4, 6-8, 6-3. 1932 - Helen Wills Moody def. Helen Jacobs, 6-3, 6-1. 1931 - Cilly Aussen def. Hilde Krahwinkel, 6-2, 7-5. 1930 - Helen Wills Moody def. Elizabeth Ryan, 6-2, 6-2. 1929 - Helen Wills def. Helen Jacobs, 6-1, 6-2. 1928 - Helen Wills def. Lili de Alvarez, 6-2, 6-3. 1927 - Helen Wills def. Lili de Alvarez, 6-2, 6-4. 1926 - Kitty McKane Godfree def. Lili de Alvarez, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. 1925 - Suzanne Lenglen def. Joan Fry, 6-2, 6-0. 1924 - Kitty McKane def. Helen Wills, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. 1923 - Suzanne Lenglen def. Kitty McKane, 6-2, 6-2. 1922 - Suzanne Lenglen def. Molla Bjurstedt Mallory, 6-2, 6-0. 1921 - Suzanne Lenglen def. Elizabeth Ryan, 6-2, 6-0. 1920 - Suzanne Lenglen def. Dorothea Douglass Chambers, 6-3, 6-0. 1919 - Suzanne Lenglen def. Dorothea Douglass Chambers, 10-8, 4-6, 9-7. 1915-18 - No tournament, World War I 1914 - Dorothea Douglass Chambers def. Ethel Thomson Larcombe, 7-5, 6-4. 1913 - Dorothea Douglass Chambers def. Winifred Slocock McNair, 6-0, 6-4. 1912 - Ethel Thomson Larcombe def. Charlotte Cooper Sterry, 6-3, 6-1. 1911 - Dorothea Douglass Chambers def. Dora Boothby, 6-0, 6-0. 1910 - Dorothea Douglass Chambers def. Dora Boothby, 6-2, 6-2. 1909 - Dora Boothby def. Agnes Morton, 6-4, 4-6, 8-6. 1908 - Charlotte Cooper Sterry def. Agnes Morton, 6-4, 6-4. 1907 - May Sutton def. Dorothea Douglass Chambers, 6-1, 6-4. 1906 - Dorothea Douglass def. May Sutton, 6-3, 9-7. 1905 - May Sutton def. Dorothea Douglass, 6-3, 6-4. 1904 - Dorothea Douglass def. Charlotte Cooper Sterry, 6-0, 6-3. 1903 - Dorothea Douglass def. Ethel Thomson, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. 1902 - Muriel Robb def. Charlotte Cooper Sterry, 7-5, 6-1. 1901 - Charlotte Cooper Sterry def. Blanche Bingley Hillyard, 6-2, 6-2. 1900 - Blanche Bingley Hillyard def. Charlotte Cooper, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. 1899 - Blanche Bingley Hillyard def. Charlotte Cooper, 6-2, 6-3. 1898 - Charlotte Cooper def. Louise Martin, 6-4, 6-4. 1897 - Blanche Bingley Hillyard def. Charlotte Cooper, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2. 1896 - Charlotte Cooper def. Alice Simpson Pickering, 6-2, 6-3. 1895 - Charlotte Cooper def. Helen Jackson, 7-5, 8-6. 1894 - Blanche Bingley Hillyard def. Edith Austin, 6-1, 6-1. 1893 - Lottie Dod def. Blanche Bingley Hillyard, 6-8, 6-1, 6-4. 1892 - Lottie Dod def. Blanche Bingley Hillyard, 6-1, 6-1. 1891 - Lottie Dod def. Blanche Bingley Hillyard, 6-2, 6-1. 1890 - Helena Rice def. M. Jacks, 6-4, 6-1. 1889 - Blanche Bingley Hillyard def. Helena Rice, 4-6, 8-6, 6-4. 1888 - Lottie Dod def. Blanche Bingley Hillyard, 6-3, 6-3. 1887 - Lottie Dod def. Blanche Bingley Hillyard, 6-2, 6-0. 1886 - Blanche Bingley def. Maud Watson, 6-3, 6-3. 1885 - Maud Watson def. Blanche Bingley, 6-1, 7-5. 1884 - Maud Watson def. Lillian Watson, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3. From 1885 through 1921, a challenge round format was in effect. In the challenge round system, the defending champion played only one match against the winner of an all-comers tournament. When the champion didn't defend, the previous all-comers winner acted as defending ''champion.''
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