July 9, 2013

Old Photos from The Early Days of Wimbledon

1883: The first international tennis match takes place at Wimbledon, London.

Circa 1910: American tennis player Maurice McLaughlin with Ducan at Wimbledon for the Davis Cup championship.

1908: British tennis player Charlotte Sterry (nee Cooper), who won the Wimbledon Ladies Singles title in 1895, 1896, 1898, 1901 and 1908.

July 1908: Anthony Wilding of New Zealand in action.

July 1911: M Cobes (left) and J B Ward play a mixed doubles match.

June 1920: Six times women’s singles and doubles champion Suzanne Lenglen.

1923: American tennis players Vincent Richards and Molla Mallory.

Circa 1925: American tennis player Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman.

1902: English player Laurie Doherty, men’s singles champion at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.

1922: Rain calls off play.

1927: Ball boys.

June 1923: French champion Suzanne Lenglen.

1925: Watching the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.

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