1976 US Open (tennis)

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1976 US Open
Date:   30 August – 12 September
Edition:   96th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Har-Tru
Location:   Forest Hills, Queens, USA
Venue:   West Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Jimmy Connors
Women's Singles
United States Chris Evert
Men's Doubles
Netherlands Tom Okker / United States Marty Riessen
Women's Doubles
South Africa Delina Boshoff / South Africa Ilana Kloss
Mixed Doubles
Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan
US Open
 < 1975 1977 > 

The 1976 US Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor Har-Tru clay courts at the Forest Hills, Queens in New York, USA. The tournament ran from 30 August until 12 September. It was the 96th staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1976. It was the second year in which this tournament was played on clay courts.

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

United States Jimmy Connors defeated Sweden Björn Borg, 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(11-9), 6–4

  • It was Connors's 4th career Grand Slam title, and his 2nd US Open title.

Women's singles[edit]

United States Chris Evert defeated Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–3, 6–0

  • It was Evert's 6th career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd (consecutive) US Open title.

Men's doubles[edit]

Netherlands Tom Okker / United States Marty Riessen defeated Australia Paul Kronk / Cliff Letcher 6–4, 6–0 [1]

Women's doubles[edit]

South Africa Delina Boshoff / South Africa Ilana Kloss defeated Soviet Union Olga Morozova / United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6–1, 6–4 [2]

Mixed doubles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King / Australia Phil Dent defeated Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan 3–6, 6–2, 7–5 [3]

Juniors[edit]

Boys' singles[edit]

Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza defeated Argentina José Luis Clerc 6–4, 5–7, 6–0

Girls' singles[edit]

South Africa Marise Kruger defeated Romania Lucia Romanov 6–3, 7–5

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [4] Men $30,000 $15,000 $7,500 $3,500 $2,200 $1,225 $700 $425
Women $30,000 $15,000 $7,500 $3,500 - $2,200 $1,225 $700

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source: U.S. Open
  2. ^ Source: U.S. Open
  3. ^ Source: ITF drawsheet
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1977). World of Tennis. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 71. ISBN 978-0354090117. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1976 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1977 Australian Open