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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The 1881 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 2 July until 13 July. It was the 5th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1881.<ref name="Tingay" /> The defending champion John Hartley lost in straight sets in the final to challenger William Renshaw, who defeated Hartley in 37 minutes, 6–0, 6–1, 6–1.<ref name="Winner"/><ref name="Tingay" /> The result is said to have been caused by Hartley suffering from an attack of 'English cholera'.<ref name="Tingay" />


1881 Wimbledon Championship sections
Intro  Final  All Comers' Final  Second place final  References  External links  

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