Auction Date: 21/09/2016 at 11am
Rare Wm Renshaw Wimbledon Tennis Champion original cabinet photograph – on the original photographers “late Waite and Pettitt” carte de viste card – 2x minor creases overall 6.5 x 4.25” Note William "Willie" Charles Renshaw (b.1861 – d.1904) was a former World number 1 tennis player from Great Britain active during the late 19th century. He won 12 Major titles during his career and was one of the most successful male players in the history of the Wimbledon Championships, winning the singles title a record seven times (shared with Pete Sampras and Roger Federer) and a record six times consecutively from (1881–86). Additionally he won the doubles title five times together with his brother Ernest. He was the first president of the British Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).