1905 Wimbledon Championships

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1905 Wimbledon Championships
Date June 26 – July 8 [1]
Edition 29th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Men's Singles
United Kingdom Lawrence Doherty [2]
Women's Singles
United States May Godfray Sutton [3]
Men's Doubles
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty / United Kingdom Lawrence Doherty [4]

The 1905 Wimbledon Championships was a 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 26 June until 8 July. It was the 29th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1905.[5] May Godfray Sutton was the first overseas winner of a Wimbledon championship.[5] There were 71 entries into the men's singles draw setting a new participation record for the event.[5]


Wimbledon 1905, Ladies final between May Sutton and Dorothea Douglass.

Men's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Lawrence Doherty defeated Australia Norman Brookes, 8–6, 6–2, 6–4 [2]

Women's Singles[edit]

United States May Sutton defeated United Kingdom Dorothea Douglass, 6–3, 6–4 [3]

Men's Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom Reginald Doherty / United Kingdom Laurie Doherty defeate United Kingdom Sydney Smith / United Kingdom Frank Riseley, 6–2, 6–4, 6–8, 6–3 [4]


  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London, 2010)
  2. ^ a b "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com. United States Tennis Association. 
  3. ^ a b "Roll of Honour - Women's Singles". wimbledon.org. 
  4. ^ a b "Roll of Honour - Men's Doubles". wimbledon.org. 
  5. ^ a b c 100 Years of Wimbledon, by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)

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Preceded by
1905 Australasian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1905 U.S. National Championships