1887 Wimbledon Championships

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1887 Wimbledon Championships
Date 2 – 7 July
Edition 11th
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 Herbert Lawford
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Lottie Dod
Men's Doubles
United Kingdom Patrick Bowes-Lyon / United Kingdom Herbert Wilberforce
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The 1887 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 2 July until 7 July,[1] it was the 11th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1887.[2] From 1880 to 1887 the men's singles draw fell from 60 to 16, this was attributed to the superior expertise of the Renshaw brothers and Herbert Lawford.[2] Lawford won the gentleman's singles title after defeating Ernest Renshaw in the All Comers final. [3] Defending champions William Renshaw was unable to play the Challenge Round due to a tennis elbow.[4]

The Ladies singles competition was won by Lottie Dod who won the title at an age of 15 years and 285 days and became the youngest ever Wimbledon singles champion.[5]

Champions[edit]

Gentlemen's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Herbert Lawford defeated United Kingdom Ernest Renshaw, 1–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4 [6]

Ladies' Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Lottie Dod defeated United Kingdom Blanche Bingley, 6–2, 6–0 [7]

Gentlemen's Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom Patrick Bowes-Lyon / United Kingdom Herbert Wilberforce defeated United Kingdom Edward Barratt-Smith / United Kingdom James Herbert Crispe, 6–3, 6–3, 6–2 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b 100 years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  3. ^ "Lawn–Tennis in England". Star , Issue 6017. 27 August 1887. p. 3. 
  4. ^ "Lawn Tennis - 25 Years Ago - The All-England Championships". Sydney Morning Herald. 28 August 1912. p. 8. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  5. ^ John Barrett (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. pp. 30, 434. ISBN 0007117078. 
  6. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 

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Preceded by
1886 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1887 U.S. National Championships