1977 US Open (tennis)

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1977 US Open
Date:   29 August – 11 September
Edition:   97th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Clay
Location:   Forest Hills, Queens, USA
Venue:   West Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Argentina Guillermo Vilas [1]
Women's Singles
United States Chris Evert
Men's Doubles
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan
Women's Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / Netherlands Betty Stöve
Mixed Doubles
Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan
US Open
 < 1976 1978 > 

The 1977 US Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Forest Hills, Queens in New York, USA. The tournament ran from 29 August until 11 September. It was the 97th staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1977. This was the third and final year in which the US Open was played on clay courts.[2] After 68 years it was the final time the championship was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills before moving to Flushing Meadows for the 1978 tournament.[3]


Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Argentina Guillermo Vilas defeated United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7-4), 6–0

  • It was Vilas's 2nd career Grand Slam title, and his 1st (and only) US Open title.


Women's singles[edit]

United States Chris Evert defeated Australia Wendy Turnbull 7–6, 6–2

  • It was Evert's 7th career Grand Slam title, and her 3rd (consecutive) US Open title.


Men's doubles[edit]

South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan defeated United States Brian Gottfried / Mexico Raúl Ramírez 6–4, 6–0


Women's doubles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova / Netherlands Betty Stöve defeated United States Renee Richards / United States Betty-Ann Stuart 6–1, 7–6


Mixed doubles[edit]

Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan defeated United States Billie Jean King / United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 3–6, 6–3


Juniors[edit]

Boys' singles[edit]

United States Van Winitsky defeated United States Eliot Teltscher 6–4, 6–4


Girls' singles[edit]

Argentina Claudia Casablanca defeated United States Lea Antonopolis 6–3, 2–6, 6–2


References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 462. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Michael Steinberger (August 23, 2012). "Queens Was Burning, Too: The Chaotic Spectacle of the 1977 U.S. Open". The New York Times Magazine. pp. MM34. 
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 187, 452, 453. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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