Sarah Virginia Wade, OBE (born 10 July 1945) is an English former tennis player. She won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships. She won the women's singles championship at Wimbledon on 1 July 1977, in that tournament's centenary year, and remains the last British woman to have won a Grand Slam singles tournament. After retiring from competitive tennis, she coached for four years and has also worked as a commentator for the BBC's tennis coverage.
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“We need the tonic of wildness,to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)