FACT FOOD #478

Charlotte (Lottie) Dod became the youngest player ever to win a Wimbledon singles event when, in 1887, she won at the age of 15 years, 285 days. In 1996,  Martina Hingis became a Wimbledon doubles champion at 15 years, 282 days. Dod didn’t just excel in tennis, she was also a silver medalist in archery at the 1908 Olympics, a member of the British national field hockey team in 1899, and the British Amateur golf champ in 1904.