1890 Wimbledon Championships

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1890 Wimbledon Championships
Date June 30-July 7 & July 21–23[1]
Edition 14th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Willoughby Hamilton[2]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Lena Rice[3]
Men's Doubles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Joshua Pim / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Frank Stoker[4]

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 and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 30 June until 7 July. It was the 14th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1890.[5] Bonham Carter Evelegh took over as referee from Julian Marshall.[5] The rule for change-overs was altered to after every odd game.[5] 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.[5][6] 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 July 7, and the men's doubles were played on July 21–23.[1][7][8]

Champions[edit]

Gentlemen's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Willoughby Hamilton defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland William Renshaw, 6–8, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1, 6–1.[2]

Ladies' Singles[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Lena Rice defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland May Jacks, 6–4, 6–1.[3]

Gentlemen's Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Joshua Pim / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Frank Stoker defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Ernest Lewis / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland George Hillyard, 6–0, 7–5, 6–4.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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 2011-01-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Roll of Honour - Women's Singles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Roll of Honour - Men's Doubles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  5. ^ a b c d 100 Years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  6. ^ John Barrett (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 30. ISBN 0007117078. 
  7. ^ "Lawn Tennis". The Sydney Mail. Aug 16, 1890. 
  8. ^ "Lawn Tennis". Morning Post. British Newspaper Archive. 5 July 1890. p. 3. (subscription required (help)). 

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