1888 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

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List of champions of the 1888 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. The women's tournament was held from 12 June to 15 June on the outdoor grass courts at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Philadelphia, PA. The men's doubles event was played at the Staten Island Cricket Club in Livingston, Staten Island, New York.[2] It was the 8th U.S. National Championships and the second Grand Slam tournament of the year.:[1]

1888 U.S. National Championships
Date21 August – 28 August (M)
12 June – 15 June (W)
CategoryGrand Slam
LocationPhiladelphia, PA (WS, WD, MX)
Livingston, Staten Island, NY (MD)
Newport, R.I. (MS)
Men's Singles
United States Henry Slocum [1]
Women's Singles
United States Bertha Townsend [1]
Men's Doubles
United States Oliver Campbell / United States Valentine Hall [1]
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Men's SinglesEdit

  Henry Slocum defeated   Howard Taylor 6–4, 6–1, 6–0

Women's SinglesEdit

  Bertha Townsend defeated   Ellen Hansell 6–3, 6–5

Men's DoublesEdit

  Oliver Campbell /   Valentine Hall defeated   Clarence Hobart /   Edward MacMullen 6–4, 6–2, 6–2


  1. ^ a b c d Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 454, 465, 476. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "How the U.S. Open found its home in New York at Flushing Meadows". Sports Illustrated. June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2020.

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Preceded by
1888 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1889 Wimbledon Championships