Sporting Highlights for 1885

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1885. In tennis, Maud Watson won the Wimbledon women's singles title, as she did in the inaugural event last year. In 1885 also the first international soccer match played by teams outside of Great Britain was held, between the USA and Canada, played in Newark and ended with Canada winning 1-0.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1885.

Date Results
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Willie Renshaw and Maud Watson.
July Golf British Open won by Bob Martin.
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Richard Sears.

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know. You can also send a comment below.

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