1973 US Open (tennis)

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1973 US Open
Date:   27 August – 9 September
Edition:   93rd
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Forest Hills, Queens, USA
Venue:   West Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia John Newcombe [1]
Women's Singles
Australia Margaret Court [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia Owen Davidson / Australia John Newcombe [3]
Women's Doubles
Australia Margaret Court / United Kingdom Virginia Wade [2]
Mixed Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / Australia Owen Davidson [2]
US Open
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The 1973 US Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the Forest Hills, Queens in New York, USA. The tournament ran from 27 August until 9 September. It was the 93rd staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1973. It was the first year the boy's championship was held. The 1973 US Open was the first Grand Slam offering equal prize money to both men and women.[4]

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Australia John Newcombe defeated Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš, 6–4, 1–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3 [1]

• It was Newcombe's 6th career Grand Slam singles title, his 4th in the Open Era and his 2nd and last title at the US Open.

Women's singles[edit]

Australia Margaret Court defeated Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 7–6, 5–7, 6–2 [2]

• It was Court's 24th and last career Grand Slam singles title, her 11th in the Open Era and her 5th title at the US Open.

Men's doubles[edit]

Australia Owen Davidson / Australia John Newcombe defeated Australia Rod Laver / Australia Ken Rosewall, 7–5, 2–6, 7–5, 7–5 [3]

• It was Davidson's 2nd and last career Grand Slam doubles title and his 1st and only title at the US Open.
• It was Newcombe's 15th career Grand Slam doubles title, his 9th in the Open Era and his 3rd and last title at the US Open.

Women's doubles[edit]

Australia Margaret Court / United Kingdom Virginia Wade defeated United States Rosemary Casals / United States Billie Jean King, 3–6, 6–3, 7–5 [2]

Mixed doubles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King / Australia Owen Davidson defeated Australia Margaret Court / United States Marty Riessen, 6–3, 3–6, 7–6 [2]

Juniors[edit]

Boys' singles[edit]

United States Billy Martin defeated Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell, 4–6, 6–3, 6-2

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [5] Men $25,000 $12,000 $5,500 $2,500 $1,250 $800 $400 $200
Women $25,000 $12,000 $5,500 $2,500 - $1,250 $800 $400

Total prize money for the event was $227,200.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1973 US Open – Men's Singles". ATP. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "1973 US Open". WTA. 
  3. ^ a b "1973 US Open – Men's Doubles". ATP. 
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1974). World of Tennis. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 61. ISBN 978-0362001679. 
  5. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1974). World of Tennis. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 63. ISBN 978-0362001679. 

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Preceded by
1973 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1974 Australian Open