1961 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 1 September until 10 September. It was the 81st staging of the U.S. National Championships, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1961.
Champions [ edit ]
Men's Singles [ edit ]
Roy Emerson defeated Rod Laver 7–5, 6–3, 6–2
Women's Singles [ edit ]
Darlene Hard defeated Ann Haydon Jones 6–3, 6–4
Men's doubles [ edit ]
Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston defeated Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox 6–3, 6–4, 2–6, 13–11 [1 ]
Women's doubles [ edit ]
Darlene Hard / Lesley Turner defeated Edda Buding / Yola Ramírez 6–4, 5–7, 6–0 [2 ]
Mixed doubles [ edit ]
Margaret Smith / Bob Mark defeated Darlene Hard / Dennis Ralston default [3 ] [a ]
^ Ralston was suspended by the USLTA for 'bad conduct' during a Davis Cup American Zone final match against Mexico. As a result of the suspension the mixed doubles title was defaulted to Margaret Smith Court and Bob Mark.
References [ edit ]
^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 478. ISBN 978-0942257700.
^ Collins, p. 480
^ Collins, p. 482
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