1885 Wimbledon Championships

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1885 Wimbledon Championships
Date:   July 4–17[1]
Edition:   9th
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
 < 1884 1886 > 

The 1885 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 4 July until 17 July. It was the 9th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1885.[5] 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.[5] There were 3500 spectators for the Challenge Round.[5]

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, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5.[2]

Ladies' Singles[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Maud Watson defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Blanche Bingley, 6–1, 7–5.[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 Claude Farrer / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Arthur Stanley, 6–3, 6–3, 10–8.[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 2011-01-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Roll of Honour – Women's Singles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  4. ^ a b "Roll of Honour – Men's Doubles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  5. ^ a b c 100 Years of Wimbledon, by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives, Ltd. 1977)

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