1897 Wimbledon Championships

1897 Wimbledon Championships

1897 Wimbledon Championships
Date:   June 21–July 1[1]
Edition:   21st
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass / Outdoor
Location:   Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Men's Singles
Reginald Doherty[2]
Women's Singles
Blanche Bingley Hillyard[3]
Men's Doubles
Reginald Doherty / Laurence Doherty[4]
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1896 1898 > 
Gentlemen's Doubles final at the 1897 Wimbledon Championships. Players shown are, at the near side, Reginald Doherty (left) and Laurence Doherty (right) and at the far side Herbert Baddeley (left) and Wilfred Baddeley (right).

The 1897 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament that 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 21 June until 1 July. It was the 21st staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1897.[5] No matches were played on the first Tuesday to mark Queen Victoria's jubilee.[6] Reginald Doherty defeated Harold Mahony in the Challenge Round, and successfully defended his title for the next three years.[5]


Men's Singles

Reginald Doherty defeated Harold Mahony, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3.[2][7]

Women's Singles

Blanche Bingley Hillyard defeated Charlotte Cooper, 5–7, 7–5, 6–2.[3]

Men's Doubles

Reginald Doherty / Laurence Doherty defeated Wilfred Baddeley / Herbert Baddeley, 6–4, 4–6, 8–6, 6–4.[4]


  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com.  
  3. ^ a b "Roll of Honour - Women's Singles". wimbledon.org. 
  4. ^ a b "Roll of Honour - Men's Doubles". wimbledon.org. 
  5. ^ a b Wimbledon - The Official History of the Championships, John Barrett, Collins Willow 2001 (the source of this draw)
  6. ^ Little, Alan (2013). 2013 Wimbledon Compendium (23rd ed.). London: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. p. 57.  
  7. ^ "British Tennis Champion Defeated". The New York Times. July 1, 1897. 

External links

  • Official Wimbledon Championships website
Preceded by
1896 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1897 U.S. National Championships