1896 Wimbledon Championships

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1896 Wimbledon Championships
Date July 13–21[1]
Edition 20th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
United Kingdom Harold Mahony[2]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Charlotte Cooper[3]
Men's Doubles
United Kingdom Herbert Baddeley / United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley[4]
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The 1896 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 13 July until 21 July. It was the 20th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1896.[5] The number of entries for the men's singles competition was 31, the highest since 1881.[5] Harold Mahony and Charlotte Cooper won the singles titles.[6] The All England Plate was introduced for players who had lost in the first or second round of the singles.[5]

Champions[edit]

Gentlemen's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Harold Mahony defeated United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley, 6–2, 6–8, 5–7, 8–6, 6–3 [2]

Ladies' Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Charlotte Cooper defeated United Kingdom Alice Simpson Pickering, 6–2, 6–3 [3]

Gentlemen's Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom Herbert Baddeley / United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley defeated United Kingdom Reginald Doherty / United Kingdom Harold Nisbet, 1–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–1 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c 100 Years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  6. ^ "Harold Mahony: until Sunday 7 July 2013, the last Scot to win a Wimbledon men’s singles title (July 1896)". The British Newspaper Archive. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1895 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1896 U.S. National Championships