1961 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

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1961 U.S. National Championships
Date:   1 September – 10 September
Edition:   81st
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Grass / Outdoor
Location:   Forest Hills, Queens
New York, USA
Venue:   West Side Tennis Club
Men's Singles
Australia Roy Emerson
Women's Singles
United States Darlene Hard
Men's Doubles
United States Chuck McKinley / United States Dennis Ralston
Women's Doubles
United States Darlene Hard / Australia Lesley Turner
Mixed Doubles
Australia Margaret Smith Court / Australia Bob Mark
U.S. National Championships
 < 1960 1962 > 

The 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.


Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Roy Emerson defeated Australia Rod Laver 7–5, 6–3, 6–2

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Darlene Hard defeated United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones 6–3, 6–4

Men's doubles[edit]

United States Chuck McKinley / United States Dennis Ralston defeated Mexico Rafael Osuna / Mexico Antonio Palafox 6–3, 6–4, 2–6, 13–11 [1]

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Darlene Hard / Australia Lesley Turner defeated West Germany Edda Buding / Mexico Yola Ramírez 6–4, 5–7, 6–0 [2]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Australia Margaret Smith / Australia Bob Mark defeated United States Darlene Hard / United States Dennis Ralston default [3][a]


  1. ^ 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.


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 478. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Collins, p. 480
  3. ^ Collins, p. 482

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Preceded by
1961 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1962 Australian Championships