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1882 Wimbledon Championship


1882 Wimbledon Championship

1882 Wimbledon Championship
Date:   July 8–17[1]
Edition:   6th
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
William Renshaw[2]
Wimbledon Championship
 < 1881 1883 > 

The 1882 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 8 July until 17 July. It was the 6th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1882.[3] The net was brought down to its present height of 3 feet 6 inches (1.07 m) at the posts, and 3 feet (0.91 m) in the middle.[3]

Ernest Renshaw won the all comers' final against R. T. Richardson, 7–5, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3 and would later go on to lose against his twin brother and defending champion William Renshaw in the final, 6–1, 2–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2.[2][3] The London Standard in a match report stated "...the brothers Renshaw gave perhaps the finest exposition of the game of lawn tennis ever seen at Wimbledon."[4] The challenge round was watched by 2000 spectators.[5]


  • Final 1
  • All Comers' Final 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


William Renshaw defeated Ernest Renshaw, 6–1, 2–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2.[2][3]

All Comers' Final

Ernest Renshaw defeated R. T. Richardson, 7–5, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3.[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 Ltd. 1977)
  4. ^ "Lawn Tennis". London Standard ( 
  5. ^ Little, Alan (2001). 2010 Wimbledon Compendium. Wimbledon, London: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. p. 10.  

External links

  • Official Wimbledon Championships website
Preceded by
1881 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1882 U.S. National Championships
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