1882 Wimbledon Championship

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1882 Wimbledon Championship
Date:   July 8–17[1]
Edition:   6th
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland William Renshaw[2]
Wimbledon Championship
 < 1881 1883 > 

The 1882 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 8 July until 17 July. It was the 6th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1882.[3] 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.[3]

Ernest Renshaw won the all comers' final against R. T. Richardson, 7–5, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3 and would later go on to lose against his twin brother and defending champion William Renshaw in the final, 6–1, 2–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2.[2][3] 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]

Final[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland William Renshaw defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Ernest Renshaw, 6–1, 2–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2.[2][3]

All Comers' Final[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Ernest Renshaw defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland R. T. Richardson, 7–5, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b c "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d e 100 Years of Wimbledon, by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  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