1879 Wimbledon Championship

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1879 Wimbledon Championship
Date 7 – 16 July
Edition 3rd
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Singles
United Kingdom John Hartley
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The 1879 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 7 July until 16 July.[1] It was the 3rd staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1879.[2] The entry for the 1879 all comers' tournament was 45, of whom 36 were newcomers.[2] The all comers' final was watched by 1100 spectators.[2]

Gentlemen's singles[edit]

Final[edit]

United Kingdom John Hartley defeated United Kingdom Frank Hadow, walkover

  • This was John Hartley's first Major.

All Comers' Final[edit]

United Kingdom John Hartley defeated United Kingdom Vere St. Leger Goold, 6–2, 6–4, 6–2 [3]

Second place match[edit]

United Kingdom Vere St. Leger Goold defeated United Kingdom Cecil Parr, 4–6, 6–2, 5–6, 6–4, 6–4 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b c d 100 Years of Wimbledon, by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  3. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1878 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1880 Wimbledon Championships