1968 French Open

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1968 French Open
Date:   May 27 – June 9
Edition:   67th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Clay
Location:   Paris (XVIe), France
Venue:   Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Ken Rosewall [1][2]
Women's Singles
United States Nancy Richey [1][3]
Men's Doubles
Australia Ken Rosewall / Australia Fred Stolle [1][4]
Women's Doubles
France Françoise Dürr / United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones [1][3]
Mixed Doubles
France Françoise Dürr / France Jean-Claude Barclay [1][3]
French Open
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The 1968 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France from May 27 through June 9, 1968. It was the 67th edition of the French Open, the 38th to be open to foreign competitors, and the second Grand Slam of the year. It was also the first Grand Slam that allowed professional players, such achievement begun the tennis Open Era that last to date.

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Ken Rosewall defeated Australia Rod Laver 6–3, 6–1, 2–6, 6–2

  • It was Rosewall's 11th career Grand Slam title and his 3rd French Open title.

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Nancy Richey defeated United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones 5–7, 6–4, 6–1

  • It was Richey's 2nd and last career Grand Slam title and her only French Open title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Australia Ken Rosewall / Australia Fred Stolle defeated Australia Roy Emerson / Australia Rod Laver 6–3, 6–4, 6–3

  • It was Rosewall's 12th career Grand Slam title and his 4th and last French Open title. It was Stolle's 14th career Grand Slam title and his 3rd and last French Open title.

Women's Doubles[edit]

France Françoise Dürr / United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones defeated United States Rosemary Casals / United States Billie Jean King 7–5, 4–6, 6–4

  • It was Durr's 3rd career Grand Slam title and her 3rd French Open title. It was Haydon-Jones' 4th career Grand Slam title and her 4th French Open title.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

France Françoise Dürr / France Jean-Claude Barclay defeated United States Billie Jean King / Australia Owen Davidson 6–1, 6–4

  • It was Durr's 4th career Grand Slam title and her 4th French Open title. It was Barclay's 1st career Grand Slam title and his 1st French Open title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 386–404. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ "1968 French Open – Men's Singles Draw". ATP. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "1968 French Open – Women's Singles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles Draw". WTA. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "1968 French Open – Men's Doubles Draw". ATP. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1968 Australian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1968 Wimbledon Championships