1971 US Open (tennis)

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1971 US Open
Date:   1 – 12 September
Edition:   91st
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Forest Hills, Queens, USA
Venue:   West Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Stan Smith[1]
Women's Singles
United States Billie Jean King [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia John Newcombe / United Kingdom Roger Taylor[3]
Women's Doubles
United States Rosemary Casals / Australia Judy Tegart Dalton [2]
Mixed Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / Australia Owen Davidson [2]
US Open
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The 1971 US Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the Forest Hills, Queens in New York City, USA. The tournament ran from 1 September until 12 September. It was the 91st staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1971.

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

United States Stan Smith defeated Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6 [1]

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

Women's singles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King defeated United States Rosemary Casals, 6–4, 7–6 [2]

• It was King's 6th career Grand Slam singles title, her 2nd during the Open Era and her 2nd at the US Open.

Men's doubles[edit]

Australia John Newcombe / United Kingdom Roger Taylor defeated United States Stan Smith / United States Erik van Dillen, 6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 7–6 [3]

• It was Newcombe's 12th career Grand Slam doubles title, his 6th during the Open Era and his 1st at the US Open.
• It was Taylor's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Rosemary Casals / Australia Judy Tegart Dalton defeated France Gail Chanfreau / France Françoise Dürr, 6–3, 6–3 [2]

• It was Casals' 6th career Grand Slam doubles title, her 4th during the Open Era and her 2nd at the US Open.
• It was Tegart Dalton's 8th and last career Grand Slam doubles title, her 5th during the Open Era and her 2nd at the US Open.

Mixed doubles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King / Australia Owen Davidson defeated Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Robert Maud, 6–3, 7–5 [2]

Seeded players[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

  1. Australia John Newcombe (First Round, lost to Jan Kodeš)
  2. United States Stanley Smith (Champion)
  3. United States Arthur Ashe (Semifinals, lost to Jan Kodeš)
  4. Netherlands Tom Okker (Semifinals, lost to Stanley Smith)
  5. United States Marty Riessen (Quarterfinals, lost to Stanley Smith)
  6. United States Cliff Richey (Third Round, lost to Jim Osborne)
  7. United States Clark Graebner (Quarterfinals, lost to Tom Okker)
  8. Romania Ilie Năstase (Third Round, lost to Bob Carmichael)

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [4] Men $20,000 $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,250 $900 $600 $300
Women $7,500 $3,750 $1,750 $1,250 - $625 $400 $150

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1991 US Open – Men's Singles". ATP. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "1971 US Open". WTA. 
  3. ^ a b "1971 US Open – Men's Doubles". ATP. 
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1971). World of Tennis. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 108. ISBN 978-0362000917. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1971 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1972 Australian Open