::1887 Wimbledon Championships


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The 1887 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 7 July. It was the 11th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1887.<ref name="Tingay" /> From 1880 to 1887 the men's singles draw fell from 60 to 16, this was attributed to the superior expertise of the Renshaw brothers and Herbert Lawford.<ref name="Tingay">100 years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)</ref> Lawford won the gentleman's singles title after defeating Ernest Renshaw in the All Comers final. <ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Defending champions William Renshaw was unable to play the Challenge Round due to a tennis elbow.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

The Ladies singles competition was won by Lottie Dod who won the title at an age of 15 years and 285 days and became the youngest ever Wimbledon singles champion.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

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