1928 Australian Championships

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1928 Australian Championships
Date:   21 January – 30 January
Edition:   21st
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Sydney, Australia
Venue:   White City Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
France Jean Borotra [1]
Women's Singles
Australia Daphne Akhurst [1]
Men's Doubles
France Jean Borotra / France Jacques Brugnon [1]
Women's Doubles
Australia Daphne Akhurst / Australia Esna Boyd [1]
Mixed Doubles
Australia Daphne Akhurst / France Jean Borotra [1]
Australian Championships
 < 1927 1929 > 

The 1928 Australian Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor Grass courts at the White City Tennis Club, Sydney, Australia from 21 January to 4 February. It was the 21st edition of the Australian Championships (now known as the Australian Open), the 5th held in Sydney, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The singles titles were won by Frenchman Jean Borotra and Australian Daphne Akhurst.

19-year old Australian, Jack Crawford reached the semi-finals, where he was beaten by Borotra.[2]

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

France Jean Borotra defeated Australia Ronald Cummings 6–4, 6–1, 4–6, 5–7, 6–3 [1]

Women's singles[edit]

Australia Daphne Akhurst defeated Australia Esna Boyd 7–5, 6–2 [1]

Men's Doubles[edit]

France Jean Borotra / France Jacques Brugnon defeated Australia Gar Moon / Australia Jim Willard 6–2, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4

Women's Doubles[edit]

Australia Daphne Akhurst / Australia Esna Boyd Robertson defeated Australia Kathleen Le Messurier / Australia Dorothy Weston 6–3, 6–1

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Australia Daphne Akhurst / France Jean Borotra defeated Australia Esna Boyd Robertson / Australia Jack Hawkes walkover

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 357–377. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ "LAWN TENNIS.". The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 3 February 1928. p. 19. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

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Preceded by
1927 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1928 French Championships