1888 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

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1888 U.S. National Championships
Date21 August – 28 August (M)
12 June – 15 June (W)
CategoryGrand Slam
LocationNewport, R.I., United States (M)
Philadelphia, PA, United States (W)
Men's Singles
United States Henry Slocum [1]
Women's Singles
United States Bertha Townsend [1]
Men's Doubles
United States Oliver Campbell / United States Valentine Hall [1]
← 1887 · U.S. National Championships · 1889 →

List of champions of the 1888 U.S. National Championships (now known as the US Open). The men's tournament was held from 22 August to 30 August on the outdoor grass courts at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. The women's tournament was held from 12 June to 15 June on the outdoor grass courts at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Philadelphia, PA. It was the 8th U.S. National Championships and the second Grand Slam tournament of the year.:[1]


Men's Singles[edit]

United States Henry Slocum defeated United States Howard Taylor 6–4, 6–1, 6–0

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Bertha Townsend defeated United States Ellen Hansell 6–3, 6–5

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Oliver Campbell / United States Valentine Hall defeated United States Clarence Hobart / United States Edward MacMullen 6–4, 6–2, 6–2


  1. ^ a b c d Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 454, 465, 476. ISBN 978-0942257700.

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Preceded by
1888 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1889 Wimbledon Championships