1887 Wimbledon Championships

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1887 Wimbledon Championships
Date July 2–7[1]
Edition 11th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Lawford[2]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Lottie Dod[3]
Men's Doubles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Wilberforce / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Patrick Bowes-Lyon[4]

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.[5] 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.[5] Lawford won the gentleman's singles title after defeating Ernest Renshaw in the All Comers final. [6] Defending champions William Renshaw was unable to play the Challenge Round due to a tennis elbow.[7]

The Ladies singles competition was won by Lottie Dod who won the title at an age of 15 years and 285 days and became the youngest ever Wimbledon singles champion.[8]

Champions[edit]

Gentlemen's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Lawford defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Ernest Renshaw, 1–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4.[2]

Ladies' Singles[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Lottie Dod defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Blanche Bingley, 6–2, 6–0.[3]

Gentlemen's Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Wilberforce / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Patrick Bowes-Lyon defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland James Herbert Crispe / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland E. Barratt-Smith, 6–3, 6–3, 6–2.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Roll of Honour - Women's Singles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  4. ^ a b "Roll of Honour - Men's Doubles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  5. ^ a b 100 years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  6. ^ "Lawn–Tennis in England". Star , Issue 6017. 27 August 1887. p. 3. 
  7. ^ "Lawn Tennis - 25 Years Ago - The All-England Championships". Sydney Morning Herald. 28 August 1912. p. 8. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  8. ^ John Barrett (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. pp. 30, 434. ISBN 0007117078. 

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Preceded by
1886 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1887 U.S. National Championships