1884 Wimbledon Championships

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1884 Wimbledon Championships
Date July 5–19[1]
Edition 8th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland William Renshaw[2]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Maud Watson[3]
Men's Doubles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland William Renshaw / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Ernest Renshaw[4]
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1883 1885 > 

The 1884 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 5 July until 19 July. It was the 8th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1884. The men's doubles (previously hosted by the Oxford University Club) and women's singles (originally planned by the London Athletic Club) were added to the Wimbledon championships, but these were not started until after the men's singles competition had been completed.[5] The first prize for the women was valued at twenty guineas, and the second prize was valued at ten guineas[5] There were thirteen female competitors.[5] James Dwight, Arthur Rives and Dick Sears from the United States entered the men's singles event and were the first non-British and overseas players to enter the Wimbledon Championships.[6] The South Western Railway ran special trains to the ground from Waterloo and the temporary Stand A at the Centre Court was converted into a permanent and covered stand.[5][6]

Champions[edit]

Gentlemen's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland William Renshaw defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Lawford 6–0, 6–4, 9–7 [2]

Ladies' Singles[edit]

Ladies' program, 1884

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Maud Watson defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Lillian Watson 6–8, 6–3, 6–3 [3]

Gentlemen's Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland William Renshaw / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Ernest Renshaw defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Ernest Lewis / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Teddy Williams 6–3, 6–1, 1–6, 6–4 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Roll of Honour - Women's Singles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Roll of Honour - Men's Doubles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  5. ^ a b c d 100 Years of Wimbledon, by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  6. ^ a b Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 56. ISBN 978-1899039401. 

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Preceded by
1883 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1884 U.S. National Championships