1896 Wimbledon Championships

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1896 Wimbledon Championships
Date:   July 13–21[1]
Edition:   20th
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Harold Mahoney[2]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Charlotte Cooper[3]
Men's Doubles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Wilfred Baddeley / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Baddeley[4]
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1895 1897 > 

The 1896 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 13 July until 21 July. It was the 20th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1896.[5] The number of entries for the men's singles competition was 31, the highest since 1881.[5] Harold Mahoney and Charlotte Cooper won the singles titles.[6] The All England Plate was introduced for players who had lost in the first or second round of the singles.[5]

Champions[edit]

Gentlemen's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Harold Mahony defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Wilfred Baddeley, 6–2, 6–8, 5–7, 8–6, 6–3

Ladies' Singles[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Charlotte Cooper defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Alice Simpson Pickering, 6–2, 6–3

Gentlemen's Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Wilfred Baddeley / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Baddeley defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Harold Nisbet, 1–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com. United States Tennis Association. 
  3. ^ "Wimbledon draws archive - 1896 Ladies' Singles". wimbledon.org. 
  4. ^ "Wimbledon draws archive - 1896 Gentlemen's Doubles". wimbledon.org. 
  5. ^ a b c 100 Years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  6. ^ "Harold Mahony: until Sunday 7 July 2013, the last Scot to win a Wimbledon men’s singles title (July 1896)". The British Newspaper Archive. 

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Preceded by
1895 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1896 U.S. National Championships