1978 US Open (tennis)

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1978 US Open
Date:   28 August – 10 September
Edition:   98th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Hardcourt
Location:   Flushing Meadows, New York, USA
Venue:   National Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Jimmy Connors [1]
Women's Singles
United States Chris Evert [2]
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Lutz / United States Stan Smith [3]
Women's Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / United States Martina Navratilova [2]
Mixed Doubles
Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan [2]
US Open
 < 1977 1979 > 

The 1978 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City in New York in the United States. It was the 99th edition of the US Open and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of the year. The tournament was held from August 28 to September 9, 1980 and the singles titles were won by Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert. This was the first year the US Open was played at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows after having been organized at the West Side Tennis Club venue in Forest Hill since 1915. It was also the first time the tournament was played on hard courts, as opposed to much of its history on grass and a brief stint, from 1974 through 1977, on clay.[4]

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

United States Jimmy Connors[a] defeated Sweden Björn Borg, 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 [1]

  • It was Connors 5th career Grand Slam title, and his 3rd US Open title.

Women's singles[edit]

United States Chris Evert defeated United States Pam Shriver, 7–5, 6–4 [2]

  • It was Evert's 8th career Grand Slam title, and her 4th (consecutive) US Open title.

Men's doubles[edit]

United States Bob Lutz / United States Stan Smith defeated United States Marty Riessen / United States Sherwood Stewart, 1–6, 7–5, 6–3 [3]

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King / United States Martina Navratilova defeated Australia Kerry Melville Reid / Australia Wendy Turnbull, 7–6, 6–4 [2]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan defeated United States Billie Jean King / Australia Ray Ruffels, 6–3, 7-6 [2]

Juniors[edit]

Boys' singles[edit]

Sweden Per Hjertquist defeated Sweden Stefan Simonsson, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6

Girls' singles[edit]

United States Linda Siegel defeated Argentina Ivanna Madruga, 6–4, 6-4

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Due to Connors' victories in '74 on grass and '76 on clay, he is the only person—man or woman—to ever win this tournament on three different surfaces.

References[edit]

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Preceded by
1978 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1978 Australian Open