1881 Wimbledon Championship
|1881 Wimbledon Championship|
London, United Kingdom
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. 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. The result is said to have been caused by Hartley suffering from an attack of 'English cholera'.
All Comers' Final
Second place final
- 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
- "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
- 100 Years of Wimbledon, by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives, 1977)
1880 Wimbledon Championships
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by
1881 U.S. National Championships