1972 US Open (tennis)

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1972 US Open
Date:   28 August – 10 September
Edition:   92nd
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Forest Hills, Queens, USA
Venue:   West Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Romania Ilie Năstase [1]
Women's Singles
United States Billie Jean King [2]
Men's Doubles
South Africa Cliff Drysdale / United Kingdom Roger Taylor [3]
Women's Doubles
France Françoise Dürr / Netherlands Betty Stöve [2]
Mixed Doubles
Australia Margaret Court / United States Marty Riessen [2]
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The 1972 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 28 August until 10 September. It was the 92nd staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1972.

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Romania Ilie Năstase defeated United States Arthur Ashe, 3–6, 6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3 [1]

  • It was Năstase's 1st career Grand Slam title, and his 1st (and only) US Open title.

Women's singles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King defeated Australia Kerry Melville Reid, 6–3, 7–5 [2]

  • It was King's 9th career Grand Slam title, her 5th during the Open Era, and her 3rd US Open title.

Men's doubles[edit]

South Africa Cliff Drysdale / United Kingdom Roger Taylor defeated Australia Owen Davidson / Australia John Newcombe, 6–4, 7–6, 6–3 [3]

Women's doubles[edit]

France Françoise Dürr / Netherlands Betty Stöve defeated Australia Margaret Court / United Kingdom Virginia Wade, 6–3, 1–6, 6–3 [2]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Australia Margaret Court / United States Marty Riessen defeated United States Rosemary Casals / Romania Ilie Năstase, 6–3, 7–5 [2]

Top 10 Seeds[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

1. Stan Smith  United States lost to 6 Arthur Ashe ( United States) QF
2. Ken Rosewall ( Australia) lost to Mark Cox ( United Kingdom) 2nd
3. Rod Laver ( Australia) lost to 12 Cliff Richey ( United States) R16
4. Ilie Năstase ( Romania) defeated 6 Arthur Ashe ( United States) W
5. John Newcombe ( Australia) lost to Fred Stolle ( Australia) 3rd
6. Arthur Ashe ( United States) lost to 4 Ilie Năstase ( Romania) F
7. Tom Okker ( Netherlands) lost to Roscoe Tanner ( United States) 3rd
8. Jan Kodeš ( Czechoslovakia) lost to Sandy Mayer ( United States) 2nd
9. Marty Riessen ( United States) lost to Frew McMillan ( South Africa) 3rd
10. Manuel Orantes ( Spain) lost to John Cooper ( Australia) 3rd

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Preceded by
1972 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1973 Australian Open