1968 US Open (tennis)

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1968 US Open
Date 29 August - 8 September
Edition 88th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Forest Hills, Queens
New York, USA
Venue West Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Arthur Ashe
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Men's Doubles
United States Robert Lutz / United States Stan Smith
Women's Doubles
Brazil Maria Bueno / Australia Margaret Court
Mixed Doubles
United States Mary-Ann Eisel / United Kingdom Peter Curtis
US Open
 < 1967 1969 > 

The 1968 US Open (formerly known as U.S. National Championships) 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 29 August until 8 September. It was the 88th staging of the tournament, the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1968 and the first US Open of the Open Era. Arthur Ashe and Virginia Wade won the singles titles.[1] Frank Parker, at the age of 52, lost to eventual champion Arthur Ashe in the second round, and still holds the record for the oldest man to compete in a Grand Slam singles tournament.

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

United States Arthur Ashe defeated Netherlands Tom Okker,[2] 14–12, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

• It was Ashe's 1st career Grand Slam singles title and his 1st and only at the US Open.

Women's singles[edit]

United Kingdom Virginia Wade defeated United States Billie Jean King,[3] 6–4, 6–2

• It was Wade's 1st career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st and only at the US Open.

Men's doubles[edit]

United States Bob Lutz / United States Stan Smith defeated United States Arthur Ashe / Spain Andrés Gimeno,[4] 11–9, 6–1, 7–5

• It was Lutz's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.
• It was Smith's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's doubles[edit]

Brazil Maria Bueno / Australia Margaret Court defeated United States Rosemary Casals / United States Billie Jean King,[5] 4–6, 9–7, 8–6

• It was Bueno's 11th and last career Grand Slam doubles title and her 4th at the US Open.
• It was Court's 10th career Grand Slam doubles title and her 2nd at the US Open.

Mixed doubles[edit]

No mixed doubles at the 1968 US Open. Results often seen are those of the 1968 US National Championships held a month earlier in Boston.[6]

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Preceded by
1968 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1969 Australian Open