1887 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1887 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Ellen Hansell [1]
Runner-upUnited States Laura Knight [1]
Final score6–1, 6–0
Details
Draw7
Seeds
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
U.S. National Championships · 1888 →

Ellen Hansell defeated Laura Knight 6–1, 6–0 in the final of the inaugural U.S. Women's National Singles Championship. The event was played on outdoor grass courts and held from September 27 through October 5, 1887 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Wissahickon, Philadelphia.[1][2]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
United States Ellen Hansell 6 6
United States Jessie Harding 1 0
United States Ellen Hansell 2 6 6
United States Helen Day Harris 6 4 4
United States Helen Day Harris 6 6
United States Louise Alderdice 3 5
United States Ellen Hansell 6 6
United States Laura Knight 1 0
United States Alice Janney
bye
United States Alice Janney 7 6
United States Laura Knight 5 1
United States Ruth Cott 0 3
United States Laura Knight 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c History of Tennis by Bud Collins, New Chapter Press. 2010
  2. ^ "Tennis tournament on the Philadelphia Cricket Ground". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 5, 1887. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. (Subscription required (help)).