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1885 Wimbledon Championships

1885 Wimbledon Championships
Date:   July 4–17[1]
Edition:   9th
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Men's Singles
William Renshaw[2]
Women's Singles
Maud Watson[3]
Men's Doubles
William Renshaw / Ernest Renshaw[4]
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1884 1886 > 

The 1885 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 4 July until 17 July. It was the 9th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1885.[5] There was a change in the draw method, to use the Bagnall Wild system, in which all byes were restricted to the opening round, instead of being distributed through all the rounds until the final.[5] There were 3500 spectators for the Challenge Round.[5]


  • Champions 1
    • Gentlemen's Singles 1.1
    • Ladies' Singles 1.2
    • Gentlemen's Doubles 1.3
  • References 2
  • External links 3


Gentlemen's Singles

William Renshaw defeated Herbert Lawford, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5.[2]

Ladies' Singles

Maud Watson defeated Blanche Bingley, 6–1, 7–5.[3]

Gentlemen's Doubles

William Renshaw / Ernest Renshaw defeated Claude Farrer / Arthur Stanley, 6–3, 6–3, 10–8.[4]


  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b "Grand Slam Tournaments – Wimbledon" (PDF).  
  3. ^ a b "Roll of Honour – Women's Singles". Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  4. ^ a b "Roll of Honour – Men's Doubles". Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  5. ^ a b c 100 Years of Wimbledon, by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives, Ltd. 1977)

External links

  • Official Wimbledon Championships website
Preceded by
1884 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1885 U.S. National Championships
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