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Virginia Wade Biography

Updated On 03 Jun, 2022 Published On 02 Mar, 2017
Virginia Wade

Facts of Virginia Wade

Date of Birth :
Age : 77 years old
Family Name : Wade
Birth Country : United Kingdom
Birth Sign : Cancer
Height : 5 Feet 7 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Virginia Wade

What is Virginia Wade marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Virginia Wade have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Virginia Wade having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Virginia Wade Lesbian ? Don't Know

Sarah Virginia Wade, is a former professional tennis player. She won three Grand Slam Singles championships and all four Grand Slam tournaments. Virginia is the only women in the history to have won at all four Grand Slam tournaments. She was ranked in No.2 in the world in singles and No. 1 in the world in doubles. Virginia graduated from University of Sussex in mathematics and physics in 1966. Wade�s career in tennis started officially in 1968 when she won British hard Court Open at Bournemouth and later as a professional player when she won the women�s single championship at the first US Open.

Though she hasn’t shared much about her personal life in media it is known that she had never married and has no children. At the age when people thought about getting married and settling down with their lives, she prefers focusing on a making career that spanned more than two years.

Early Life

Sarah Virginia Wade was born on July 10, in Bournemouth, England. She is the daughter of former Archdeacon Of Durban. 

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She is a renowned tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships.

Early Education and Career

moved to South Africa with her parents at the age of one and moved back to England when she was 15. She learned to play tennis when she lived in South Africa.

Virgina attends the Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammer School and later joined the Talbot Health School in Bournemouth. In 1961, she was selected in the tennis team of Wimbledon County Girls' Grammar School. 

In 1966, she completed her graduation in mathematics and physics at the University of Sussex.


Wade began her tennis career in 1968, she scored two notable firsts. She succeeded to won British Hard Court Open at Bournemouth and after five months, she turned professional.

Over her career, she has won 55 professional singles championships and ranked in the world's top 10 continuously and from 1967 to 1979. 

Virgina spent her 26 years for tennis career and get retired from singles competition in 1985 and then from doubles at the end of 1986.

Besides playing tennis, she has been a reporter on tennis events for the BBC. She was the first woman to be elected to the Wimbledon Committee in 1982. 

Personal Life and no Husband

Virginia Wade is very secretive about her personal life, she never talked much about her personal stuff to media. She is possibly single. In her past days also she never linked up with any man.

Wade is very dedicated to his tennis career and that might be the reason she never gets time for other stuff.

Net Worth

Wade has won staggering prize money from her career of  $1,542,278. Her net worth is in million of dollars but the exact figure is still unrevealed. However, she prefers to live a simple life and contributes her sum of amount in social work.

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