1956 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

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1956 U.S. National Championships
Date:   31 August – 9 September
Edition:   76th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Forest Hills, Queens
New York, USA
Venue:   West Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Ken Rosewall
Women's Singles
United States Shirley Fry Irvin
Men's Doubles
Australia Lew Hoad / Australia Ken Rosewall
Women's Doubles
United States Louise Brough / United States Margaret Osborne duPont
Mixed Doubles
United States Margaret Osborne duPont / Australia Ken Rosewall
U.S. National Championships
 < 1955 1957 > 

The 1956 U.S. National Championships (now known as the US Open) was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills in New York, USA. The tournament ran from 31 August until 9 September. It was the 76th staging of the U.S. National Championships, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of the year.

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Ken Rosewall (AUS) defeated Australia Lew Hoad (AUS) 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Shirley Fry Irvin (USA) defeated United States Althea Gibson (USA) 6–3, 6–4

Men's doubles[edit]

Australia Lew Hoad (AUS) / Australia Ken Rosewall (AUS) defeated United States Ham Richardson (USA) / United States Vic Seixas (USA) 6–2, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4 [1]

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Louise Brough (USA) / United States Margaret Osborne (USA) defeated United States Shirley Fry (USA) / United States Betty Pratt (USA) 6–3, 6–0 [2]

Mixed doubles[edit]

United States Margaret Osborne (USA) / Australia Ken Rosewall (AUS) defeated United States Darlene Hard (USA) / Australia Lew Hoad (AUS) 9–7, 6–1 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 477. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Collins, p. 480
  3. ^ Collins, p. 482

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Preceded by
1956 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1957 Australian Championships