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1890 Wimbledon Championships

1890 Wimbledon Championships
Date:   June 30-July 7 & July 21–23[1]
Edition:   14th
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Men's Singles
Willoughby Hamilton[2]
Women's Singles
Lena Rice[3]
Men's Doubles
Joshua Pim / Frank Stoker[4]
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1889 1891 > 

The 1890 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 30 June until 7 July. It was the 14th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1890.[5] Bonham Carter Evelegh took over as referee from Julian Marshall.[5] The rule for change-overs was altered to after every odd game.[5] There were 30 competitors for the men's singles and only four competitors for the women's singles, the smallest entry ever for any competition at Wimbledon.[5][6] The singles finals were played on July 7, and the men's doubles were played on July 21–23.[1] [7]


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


Gentlemen's Singles

Willoughby Hamilton defeated William Renshaw, 6–8, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1, 6–1.[2]

Ladies' Singles

Lena Rice defeated May Jacks, 6–4, 6–1.[3]

Gentlemen's Doubles

Preceded by
1889 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1890 U.S. National Championships
  • Official Wimbledon Championships website

External links

  1. ^ a b 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 2011-01-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Roll of Honour - Men's Doubles". Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  5. ^ a b c d 100 Years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  6. ^ John Barrett (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 30.  
  7. ^ "Lawn Tennis". The Sydney Mail. Aug 16, 1890. 



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