1889 Wimbledon Championships

The 1889 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 1 July until 13 July.[1] It was the 13th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1889.[2] William Renshaw won his seventh singles title, which as late as 1977 was thought to be a feat unlikely to ever be surpassed.[2] However, in 2000 Pete Sampras equaled this total, and in 2012 Roger Federer also won a seventh title.[3] Ultimately the record was broken by Federer in 2017 when he became the first man to win eight singles titles at Wimbledon.[4] The Renshaw brothers were also unbeaten in doubles for seven years.[2] The men's doubles were played after completion of the singles competitions.[1]

1889 Wimbledon Championships
Date1 – 13 July
CategoryGrand Slam
LocationWorple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis Club
Men's Singles
United Kingdom William Renshaw
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Blanche Hillyard
Men's Doubles
United Kingdom Ernest Renshaw / United Kingdom William Renshaw
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Gentlemen's SinglesEdit

  William Renshaw defeated   Ernest Renshaw, 6–4, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0 [5]

Ladies' SinglesEdit

  Blanche Hillyard defeated   Lena Rice, 4–6, 8–6, 6–4 [6]

Gentlemen's DoublesEdit

  Ernest Renshaw /   William Renshaw defeated   George Hillyard /   Ernest Lewis 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 0–6, 6–1 [7]


  1. ^ a b 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b c 100 years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  3. ^ "Roger Federer spoils Andy Murray bid". ESPN. Associated Press. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Kevin (16 July 2017). "Roger Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title against Marin Cilic". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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Preceded by
1888 Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon Championships Succeeded by
1890 Wimbledon Championships
Preceded by
1888 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1889 U.S. National Championships