1879 Wimbledon Championship

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1879 Wimbledon Championship
Date:   July 7–16[1]
Edition:   3rd
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland John Hartley
Wimbledon Championship
 < 1878 1880 > 

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. 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]

Final[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland John Hartley defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Frank Hadow, walkover.

  • This was John Hartley's first Major.

All Comers' Final[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland John Hartley defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Vere St. Leger Goold, 6–2, 6–4, 6–2.[3]

Second place match[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Vere St. Leger Goold defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland C. F. Parr, 4–6, 6–2, 5–6, 6–4, 6–4.[2]

Doubles final (at Oxford)[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland L.R. Erskine / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland John Hartley defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland F. Durant / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland G.E. Tabor 4–6, 6–4, 6–5, 6–2, 3–6, 5–6, 7–5

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. ^ "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 

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