1895 Wimbledon Championships

The 1895 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 8 July until 15 July.[1] It was the 19th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1895.[2] There were 18 competitors for the men's singles title, 9 for the ladies' singles and 7 pairs entered the gentleman's doubles.[2] The meeting recorded its only loss, of 33 pounds.[2] The tournament saw the Wimbledon Championship's first royal visitors when the Crown Princess of Austria, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium and Prince Edmund Batthyany-Strattmann watched the Gentleman's Doubles Challenge Rounds on 15 July.[3]

1895 Wimbledon Championships
Date8 – 15 July
Edition19th
CategoryGrand Slam
SurfaceGrass
LocationWorple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's singles
United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley
Women's singles
United Kingdom Charlotte Cooper
Men's doubles
United Kingdom Herbert Baddeley / United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley
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The entry fee was £1 and 1 shilling (equivalent to £123 in 2021) for the gentleman's singles with the same amount levied per gentleman's doubles pair. The entry fee for the ladies singles was 10 shillings (s) and 6 pence (d).[4] Ground admission for the whole meeting was 7s 6d. Daily entry for the first three days cost a shilling; it was 2s and 6d thereafter. A reserved covered seat on Centre Court for the duration of the championship cost 7s 6d or a shilling per day.[4]

FinalsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Wilfred Baddeley defeated   Wilberforce Eaves 4–6, 2–6, 8–6, 6–2, 6–3 [5]

Women's singlesEdit

  Charlotte Cooper defeated   Helen Jackson 7–5, 8–6 [6]

Men's doublesEdit

  Herbert Baddeley /   Wilfred Baddeley defeated   Wilberforce Eaves /   Ernest Lewis 8–6, 5–7, 6–4, 6–3 [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Little 2006, p. 67.
  2. ^ a b c 100 Years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  3. ^ Little 2006, p. 257.
  4. ^ a b Little 2006, p. 97.
  5. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1895" (PDF). wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1895" (PDF). 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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