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, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1968. It was the first US Open of the Open Era.

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

United States Arthur Ashe defeated Netherlands Tom Okker,[1] 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,[2] 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,[3] 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,[4] 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.[5]

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