Virginia Wade OBE is a former British professional tennis player who won 3 Grand Slam singles championships and 4 Grand Slam doubles championships. She is the only British woman in history to have won titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. She attained the rank of No. 2 in the World in singles and No. 1 in the World in doubles. Her crowning glory was winning Wimbledon on July 1, 1977, in front of Queen Elizabeth II during her Silver Jubilee.
Since retiring from tennis, Virginia has coached tennis, worked as a tennis commentator and game analyst for the BBC and enjoyed induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She has also authored a book, “Courting Tennis.”