::William Renshaw


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Tennis players William and Ernest Renshaw on a postal card, around 1890
William (L) and Ernest (R) Renshaw

William "Willie" Charles Renshaw (3 January 1861 – 12 August 1904) was a former World number 1 tennis player from Great Britain active during the late 19th century. He won 12 Major titles during his career and was one of the most successful male players in the history of the Wimbledon Championships, winning the singles title a record seven times (shared with Pete Sampras and Roger Federer) and a record six times consecutively from (1881–86). Additionally he won the doubles title five times together with his brother Ernest. The right-hander was known for his power and technical ability which put him ahead of competition at the time. He was the first president of the British Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

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