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1881 Wimbledon Championship

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1881 Wimbledon Championship

1881 Wimbledon Championship
Date:   July 2–13[1]
Edition:   5th
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
William Renshaw[2]
Wimbledon Championship
 < 1880 1882 > 

The 1881 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 2 July until 13 July. It was the 5th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1881.[3] The defending champion John Hartley lost in straight sets in the final to challenger William Renshaw, who defeated Hartley in 37 minutes, 6–0, 6–1, 6–1.[2][3] The result is said to have been caused by Hartley suffering from an attack of 'English cholera'.[3]


William Renshaw defeated John Hartley, 6–0, 6–1, 6–1.[2]

All Comers' Final

William Renshaw defeated R. T. Richardson, 6–4, 6–2, 6–3.[3]

Second place final

R. T. Richardson defeated Herbert Lawford, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 7–5.[3]


  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b c "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF).  
  3. ^ a b c d e 100 Years of Wimbledon, by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives, 1977)

External links

  • Official Wimbledon Championships website
Preceded by
1880 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1881 U.S. National Championships
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