1887 Wimbledon Championships
|1887 Wimbledon Championships|
London, United Kingdom
|Herbert Wilberforce / Patrick Bowes-Lyon|
The 1887 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 7 July. It was the 11th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1887. From 1880 to 1887 the men's singles draw fell from 60 to 16, this was attributed to the superior expertise of the Renshaw brothers and Herbert Lawford. Lawford won the gentleman's singles title after defeating Ernest Renshaw in the All Comers final.  Defending champions William Renshaw was unable to play the Challenge Round due to a tennis elbow.
- 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
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1886 U.S. National Championships
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1887 U.S. National Championships