1881 Wimbledon Championship

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1881 Wimbledon Championship
Date(s) July 2–13[1]
Edition 5th
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]

The 1881 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 2 July until 13 July. It was the 5th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1881.[3] The defending champion John Hartley lost in straight sets in the final to challenger William Renshaw, who defeated Hartley in 37 minutes, 6–0, 6–1, 6–1.[2][3] The result is said to have been caused by Hartley suffering from an attack of 'English cholera'.[3]

Final[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland William Renshaw defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland John Hartley, 6–0, 6–1, 6–1.[2]

All Comers' Final[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland William Renshaw defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland R. T. Richardson, 6–4, 6–2, 6–3.[3]

Second place final[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland R. T. Richardson defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Lawford, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 7–5.[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, 1977)

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Preceded by
1880 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1881 U.S. National Championships