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1896 Wimbledon Championships

1896 Wimbledon Championships
Date:   July 13–21[1]
Edition:   20th
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
Harold Mahoney[2]
Women's Singles
Charlotte Cooper[3]
Men's Doubles
Wilfred Baddeley / Herbert Baddeley[4]
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1895 1897 > 

The 1896 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 13 July until 21 July. It was the 20th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1896.[5] The number of entries for the men's singles competition was 31, the highest since 1881.[5] Harold Mahoney and Charlotte Cooper won the singles titles.[6] The All England Plate was introduced for players who had lost in the first or second round of the singles.[5]

Champions

Gentlemen's Singles

Harold Mahony defeated Wilfred Baddeley, 6–2, 6–8, 5–7, 8–6, 6–3

Ladies' Singles

Charlotte Cooper defeated Alice Simpson Pickering, 6–2, 6–3

Gentlemen's Doubles

Wilfred Baddeley / Herbert Baddeley defeated Reginald Doherty / Harold Nisbet, 1–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–1

References

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com.  
  3. ^ "Wimbledon draws archive - 1896 Ladies' Singles". wimbledon.org. 
  4. ^ "Wimbledon draws archive - 1896 Gentlemen's Doubles". wimbledon.org. 
  5. ^ a b c 100 Years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  6. ^ "Harold Mahony: until Sunday 7 July 2013, the last Scot to win a Wimbledon men’s singles title (July 1896)". The British Newspaper Archive. 

External links

  • Official Wimbledon Championships website
Preceded by
1895 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1896 U.S. National Championships
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