1887 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

List of champions of the 1887 U.S. National Championships (now known as the US Open). The men's tournament was held from 22 August to 30 August on the outdoor Grass courts at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. It was the 7th U.S. National Championships and the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. In 1887 the first U.S. Women's National Singles Championship was held. The event was launched at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, PA and was played after the men's tournament had ended. 17-year-old Philadelphian Ellen Hansell became the first women's champion.[1] The men's doubles event was played at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, New Jersey.[2]

1887 U.S. National Championships
Date22 August - 30 August (M)
27 September - 5 October (W)
CategoryGrand Slam
SurfaceGrass court
LocationPhiladelphia, PA (WS, WD, MX)
Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey (MD)
Newport, R.I. (MS)
Men's Singles
United States Richard Sears[1]
Women's Singles
United States Ellen Hansell[1]
Men's Doubles
United States Richard Sears / United States James Dwight[1]
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Men's SinglesEdit

  Richard D. Sears defeated   Henry Slocum 6–1, 6–3, 6–2

Women's SinglesEdit

  Ellen Hansell defeated   Laura Knight 6–1, 6–0

Men's DoublesEdit

  Richard D. Sears /   James Dwight defeated   Howard Taylor /   Henry Slocum 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–3


  1. ^ a b c d Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. pp. 453–454, 465, 476. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "USTA LOCATIONS". www.usta.com. Retrieved November 7, 2020.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1887 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1888 Wimbledon Championships