1882 Wimbledon Championship

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1882 Wimbledon Championship
Date 8 – 17 July
Edition 6th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All England Lawn Tennis Club
United Kingdom William Renshaw
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The 1882 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 8 July until 17 July.[1] It was the 6th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1882.[2] The net was brought down to its present height of 3 feet 6 inches (1.07 m) at the posts, and 3 feet (0.91 m) in the middle.[2]

Ernest Renshaw won the all comers' final against R. T. Richardson, 7–5, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3 and later lost against his twin brother and defending champion William Renshaw in the final, 6–1, 2–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2.[3][2] The London Standard in a match report stated "...the brothers Renshaw gave perhaps the finest exposition of the game of lawn tennis ever seen at Wimbledon."[4] The challenge round was watched by 2000 spectators.[5]

Gentlemen's singles[edit]


United Kingdom William Renshaw defeated United Kingdom Ernest Renshaw, 6–1, 2–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2 [3][2]

All Comers' Final[edit]

United Kingdom Ernest Renshaw defeated United Kingdom Richard Richardson, 7–5, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3 [2]


  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b c d e 100 Years of Wimbledon, by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  3. ^ a b "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lawn Tennis". London Standard. British Newspaper Archive. 18 July 1882. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ Little, Alan (2001). 2010 Wimbledon Compendium. Wimbledon, London: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. p. 10. ISBN 1899039333. 

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Preceded by
1881 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1882 U.S. National Championships