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    Smashing Photos From The Early Days Of Wimbledon

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    1. 1883: The first international tennis match takes place at Wimbledon, London.

    2. 1896: Winner of the Wimbledon singles title, Irish player Harold Mahony (L). 1891: British player Wilfred Baddeley, who twice won the Wimbledon men’s singles title (R).

    3. 1902: English player Laurie Doherty, men's singles champion at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.

    4. 1908: British tennis player Charlotte Sterry (nee Cooper), who won the Wimbledon Ladies Singles title in 1895, 1896, 1898, 1901 and 1908.

    5. July 1908: Anthony Wilding of New Zealand in action.

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

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

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

    9. 1923: American tennis players Vincent Richards and Molla Mallory.

    10. 1922: Rain calls off play.

    11. June 1923: French champion Suzanne Lenglen.

    12. 1925: Watching the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.

    13. Circa 1925: American tennis player Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman.

    14. 1927: Ball boys.