BBC Sport - Sports Personality: Wade crowned Queen of Wimbledon
Wade Wimbledon champion in 1977
- From the section Sports Personality
In 1977, tennis player Virginia Wade was named Sports Personality of the Year after becoming Wimbledon singles champion in the tournament's centenary year.
Wade was then the first woman to be elected to the Wimbledon committee and remains the last British female to have won any Grand Slam singles title.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.