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1887 UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: September 27 to September 30.
Venue: Philadelphia Country Club, Wissahickon Heights, (Chesnut Hill) Philadelphia
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=7)

1st Round

Ellen Hansell d. Jessie Harding 6-1 6-0
Helen Day Harris d. Louise Allerdice 6-3 6-5
Laura Knight d. Ruth Cott 6-0 6-3
Alice Janney-bye

Semifinals

Hansell d. Harris 2-6 6-4 6-4*
Knight d. Janney 6-0 6-1

Final

Ellen Hansell d. Laura Knight 6-1 6-0



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Draw notes:

Bertha Townsend was unable to play due to a death in her family.

*Note on Hansell-Harris semi: a different source has score 1-6 6-4 6-4-check the Philly Inquirer

All the names for this event are complete.

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Summary
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Ellen Hansell becomes the first US National female champion. In 1888 the USTA retroactively recognizes her achievement.

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