1890 Wimbledon Championships

The 1890 Wimbledon Championships was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 30 June until 7 July.[1] It was the 14th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1890.[2] Bonham Carter Evelegh took over as referee from Julian Marshall.[2] The rule for change-overs was altered to after every odd game.[2] There were 30 competitors for the men's singles and only four competitors for the women's singles, the smallest entry ever for any competition at Wimbledon.[2][3] The final of the women's singles competition, which started on 2 July, was played on 5 July, while the men's singles final was played on 7 July and the men's doubles were played on 21–23 July.[1][4][5]

1890 Wimbledon Championships
Date30 June – 7 July (singles)
21–23 July (doubles)
CategoryGrand Slam
LocationWorple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis Club
Men's singles
United Kingdom Willoughby Hamilton
Women's singles
United Kingdom Lena Rice
Men's doubles
United Kingdom Joshua Pim / United Kingdom Frank Stoker
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Men's singlesEdit

  Willoughby Hamilton defeated   William Renshaw, 6–8, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1, 6–1 [6]

Women's singlesEdit

  Lena Rice defeated   May Jacks, 6–4, 6–1 [7]

Men's doublesEdit

  Joshua Pim /   Frank Stoker defeated   George Hillyard /   Ernest Lewis, 6–0, 7–5, 6–4 [8]


  1. ^ a b 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b c d 100 Years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  3. ^ John Barrett (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 30. ISBN 0007117078.
  4. ^ "Lawn Tennis". The Sydney Mail. 16 August 1890.
  5. ^ "Lawn Tennis". Morning Post. British Newspaper Archive. 5 July 1890. p. 3.
  6. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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