1885 Wimbledon Championships

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1885 Wimbledon Championships
Date 4 – 17 July
Edition 9th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All England Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United Kingdom William Renshaw
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Maud Watson
Men's Doubles
United Kingdom Ernest Renshaw / United Kingdom William Renshaw
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The 1885 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 4 July until 17 July.[1] It was the 9th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1885.[2] There was a change in the draw method, to use the Bagnall Wild system, in which all byes were restricted to the opening round, instead of being distributed through all the rounds until the final.[2] There were 3500 spectators for the Challenge Round.[2]

Champions[edit]

Gentlemen's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom William Renshaw defeated United Kingdom Herbert Lawford, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5 [3]

Ladies' Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Maud Watson defeated United Kingdom Blanche Bingley, 6–1, 7–5 [4]

Gentlemen's Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom Ernest Renshaw / United Kingdom William Renshaw defeated United Kingdom Claude Farrer / United Kingdom Arthur Stanley, 6–3, 6–3, 10–8 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b c 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. 
  4. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1884 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1885 U.S. National Championships