Harry S. Barlow

Harry Sibthorpe Barlow (5 April 1860 – 16 July 1917[1]) was a British amateur lawn tennis player, active at the end of the 19th century.

Harry S. Barlow
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Full nameHarold Sibthorpe Barlow
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1860-04-05)5 April 1860
Hammersmith, London
Died16 July 1917(1917-07-16) (aged 57)
Kennington, London
Turned pro1883 (amateur tour)
Retired1900
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonF (1889, 1890)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonW (1892)

CareerEdit

In 1892 he won his first and only Wimbledon title when together with Ernest Lewis they defeated another famous team of tennis brothers, Herbert Baddeley and Wilfred Baddeley, in four sets.[2]

In total Barlow would reach three doubles finals at the Wimbledon Championships during his career (1892, 1893, 1894).[3]

At the 1889 Wimbledon Championships, Barlow beat Willoughby Hamilton in five sets in the semi finals.[4] William Renshaw defeated Barlow 3–6, 5–7, 8–6, 10–8, 8–6 in the All Comers Final, and then defeated his brother and reigning champion Ernest Renshaw 6–4, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0 in the Challenge Round to win the 1889 Wimbledon Championships.[5][6] Renshaw survived a total of six match points in the All Comers Final against Barlow at 2–5 and 6–7 in the fourth set.[7] He reached the All Comers Final again the following year, losing to Willoughby Hamilton in the 1890 Wimbledon Championships, who then defeated reigning champion Renshaw in the Challenge Round.

His career singles title highlights include winning the Queen's Club Championships, three times, Kent Championships three times, West of England Championships three times South of England Championships two times, Surrey Championships two times, and the Welsh Championships, twice and the Championship of London one time.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (2 runners-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Opponent Score
Loss 1889 Wimbledon Championships   William Renshaw 6–3, 7–5, 6–8, 8–10, 6–8
Loss 1890 Wimbledon Championships   Willoughby Hamilton 6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 6–4, 5–7

Doubles (1 title, 2 runners-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Win 1892 Wimbledon Championships   Ernest Lewis   Herbert Baddeley
  Wilfred Baddeley
4–6, 6–2, 8–6, 6–4
Loss 1893 Wimbledon Championships   Ernest Lewis   Joshua Pim
  Frank Stoker
6–4, 3–6, 1–6, 6–2, 0–6
Loss 1894 Wimbledon Championships   C. H. Martin   Herbert Baddeley
  Wilfred Baddeley
7–5, 5–7, 6–4, 3–6, 6–8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Teenis Archives Archived 2012-09-12 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 238. ISBN 0007117078.
  3. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 435. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  4. ^ "Wimbledon 1889". www.tennis.co.nf.
  5. ^ Wimbledon - The Official History of the Championships by John Barrett, Collins Willow 2001 (the source of this draw)
  6. ^ "LAWN TENNIS". Illustrated Sydney News. NSW: National Library of Australia. 5 September 1889. p. 11.
  7. ^ Tingay, Lance (1977). 100 Years of Wimbledon. Enfield: Guinness Superlatives. pp. 27, 28, 135, 234. ISBN 0900424710.