1890 Wimbledon Championships

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1890 Wimbledon Championships
Date 30 June - 7 July (singles)
21 – 23 July (doubles)
Edition 14th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All England Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United Kingdom Willoughby Hamilton
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Lena Rice
Men's Doubles
United Kingdom Joshua Pim / United Kingdom Frank Stoker
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The 1890 Wimbledon Championships was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 30 June until 7 July.[1] It was the 14th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1890.[2] Bonham Carter Evelegh took over as referee from Julian Marshall.[2] The rule for change-overs was altered to after every odd game.[2] There were 30 competitors for the men's singles and only four competitors for the women's singles, the smallest entry ever for any competition at Wimbledon.[2][3] The final of the women's singles competition, which started on 2 July, was played on 5 July, while the men's singles final was played on 7 July and the men's doubles were played on 21–23 July.[1][4][5]

Champions[edit]

Gentlemen's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Willoughby Hamilton defeated United Kingdom William Renshaw, 6–8, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1, 6–1 [6]

Ladies' Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Lena Rice defeated United Kingdom May Jacks, 6–4, 6–1 [7]

Gentlemen's Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom Joshua Pim / United Kingdom Frank Stoker defeated United Kingdom George Hillyard / United Kingdom Ernest Lewis, 6–0, 7–5, 6–4 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b c d 100 Years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  3. ^ John Barrett (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 30. ISBN 0007117078. 
  4. ^ "Lawn Tennis". The Sydney Mail. Aug 16, 1890. 
  5. ^ "Lawn Tennis". Morning Post. British Newspaper Archive. 5 July 1890. p. 3. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 

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Preceded by
1889 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1890 U.S. National Championships