Harry S. Barlow

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Harry S. Barlow
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Full name Harold Sibthorpe Barlow
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1860-04-05)5 April 1860
Hammersmith, London
Died 16 July 1917(1917-07-16) (aged 57)
Kennington, London
Turned pro 1883 (amateur tour)
Retired 1900
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon F (1889, 1890)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1892)
Last updated on: 14 September 2013.

Harry Sibthorpe Barlow (5 April 1860 – 16 July 1917[1]) was a former British amateur lawn tennis player who was active at the end of the 19th century.


In 1892 he won his first and only Wimbledon title when together with Ernest Lewis they defeated another famous team of tennis brothers, Herbert Baddeley and Wilfred Baddeley, in four sets.[2]

In total Barlow would reach three doubles finals at the Wimbledon Championships during his career (1892, 1893, 1894).[3]

At the 1889 Wimbledon Championships, William Renshaw defeated Barlow 3–6, 5–7, 8–6, 10–8, 8–6 in the All Comers Final, and then defeated his brother and reigning champion Ernest Renshaw 6–4, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0 in the Challenge Round to win the 1889 Wimbledon Championships.[4][5] Renshaw survived a total of six match points in the All Comers Final against Barlow at 2–5 and 6–7 in the fourth set.[6] He reached the All Comers Final again the following year, losing to Willoughby Hamilton in the 1890 Wimbledon Championships, who then defeated reigning champion Renshaw in the Challenge Round.

Harry Barlow won Kent Championships four times and Queen's Club Championships twice.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Winner 1892 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom Ernest Lewis United Kingdom Herbert Baddeley
United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley
4–6, 6–2, 8–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1893 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom Ernest Lewis Ireland Joshua Pim
Ireland Frank Stoker
6–4, 3–6, 1–6, 6–2, 0–6
Runner-up 1894 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom Ernest Lewis United Kingdom Herbert Baddeley
United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley
7–5, 5–7, 6–4, 3–6, 6–8


  1. ^ Teenis Archives
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 238. ISBN 0007117078. 
  3. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 435. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  4. ^ Wimbledon - The Official History of the Championships by John Barrett, Collins Willow 2001 (the source of this draw)
  5. ^ "LAWN TENNIS.". Illustrated Sydney News. NSW: National Library of Australia. 5 September 1889. p. 11. 
  6. ^ Tingay, Lance (1977). 100 Years of Wimbledon. Enfield: Guinness Superlatives. pp. 27,28,135,234. ISBN 0900424710. 

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