U. S. OPEN 1881
Venue: Newport, Rhode Island

Surface: Grass 1881-1974

American Richard Sears won the tournament. It was his first Grand Slam title.

1st round (best of 3 sets, if sets reached 5 games all the winner of the next game would take the set) - R. Sears d. H. Powell 6-0,6-2

Anderson d. Randolph 6-2,6-0

Nightingale d. Caldwell 6-2,6-0

W. Barnes d. Miller 6-2,1-6,6-1

Gray d. Hines 6-5,6-3

Coggswell d. Conglon 6-4,6-5

Vacant

Vacant

W. Glyn d. Rives 1-6,6-1,6-1

R. Conover d. Morse 6-1,6-1

W. Gammell d. A. Newbold 1-6,6-3,6-1

Vacamt

T. Shaw bye

Rathbone d. Saunders 6-5,5-6,6-5

G. Smith d. Eldridge w/o

Kessler d. Pruyn 6-1,6-4

 

2nd round (best of 3 sets, if sets reached 5 games all the winner of the next game would take the set) - R. Sears d. Anderson 6-1,6-2

Nightingale d. W. Barnes 6-4,6-3

Gray d. Coggswell 6-0,6-0

Vacant

W. Glyn d. R. Conover 6-5,6-2

W. Gammell bye

T. Shaw d. Rathbone 6-3,6-5

Kessler d. G. Smith 6-1,6-2

 

Quarters (3rd round)(best of 3 sets, if sets reached 5 games all the winner of the next game would take the set) - R. Sears d. Nightingale 6-3,6-5

Gray bye

W. Glyn d. W. Gammell 6-4,4-6,6-4

T. Shaw d. Kessler 4-6,6-3,6-1

 

Semis (4th round)(best of 3 sets, if sets reached 5 games all the winner of the next game would take the set) - R. Sears d. Gray 6-3,6-0

W. Glyn d. T. Shaw 6-2,6-2

 

Final (5th round) - Richard Sears d. William Glyn 6-0,6-3,6-2



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