1889 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

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List of champions of the 1889 U.S. National Championships tennis event (now known as the US Open). The men's tournament was held from 27 August to 3 September on the outdoor grass courts at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. The women's tournament was held from 11 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 9th U.S. National Championships and the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. The inaugural U.S. Women's National Doubles Championship was held in 1889 and like the women's singles was played at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.:[1]

1889 U.S. National Championships
Date27 August – 3 September (M)
11 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 Henry Slocum / United States Howard Taylor
Women's Doubles
United States Margarette Ballard / United States Bertha Townsend
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Men's SinglesEdit

  Henry Slocum defeated   Quincy Shaw 6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2

Women's SinglesEdit

  Bertha Townsend defeated   Lida Voorhees 7–5, 6–2

Men's DoublesEdit

  Henry Slocum /   Howard Taylor defeated   Valentine Hall /   Oliver Campbell 6–1, 6–3, 6–2

Women's DoublesEdit

  Margarette Ballard /   Bertha Townsend defeated   Marion Wright /   Laura Knight 6–0, 6–2


  1. ^ a b c 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
1889 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1890 Wimbledon Championships