William Marshall (tennis)
|Full name||William Cecil Marshall|
|Country (sports)||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|
|Born||29 April 1849|
Mayfair, Middlesex, England
|Died||24 January 1921 (aged 71)|
Hindhead, Surrey, England
|Grand Slam singles results|
William Cecil Marshall (29 April 1849 – 24 January 1921) was an architect and amateur tennis player, known for finishing runner-up in the very first Wimbledon tournament to Spencer Gore in 1877. He was an original member of the Art Workers' Guild.
W.C. Marshall was a defensive player who was no match for the aggressive Gore in the final, the Wimbledon local winning 6–1, 6–2, 6–4 in 48 minutes. There was a formally dressed crowd of about 200 who paid a shilling each to stand and watch; there were no bleachers. A field of 22 competitors assembled to play and had to finish by Thursday because an important cricket match was scheduled for Friday.
Grand Slam finals
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Loss||1877||Wimbledon||Grass||Spencer Gore||1–6, 2–6, 4–6|
- Whyte. W (4 October 2007). "Founder members of the Art-Workers' Guild (act. 1884-1899)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/96545.
- Anne Chisholm, 'Partridge [née Marshall], Frances Catherine (1900–2004), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2008 .