Tennis at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Tennis at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Demonstration
Singles men     women
Doubles men   mixed   women
Exhibition
Singles men     women
Doubles men   mixed   women

Tennis returned to the Summer Olympic program as an exhibition & a demonstration event in 1968. Men's and women's singles and doubles and mixed doubles were held in both, a Demonstration tournament and an Exhibition tournament. The Demonstration tournament was held in Guadalajara, Mexico and the Exhibition tournament in Mexico City D.F.

Medal summary[edit]

Demonstration[edit]

Event Champion Second place Third place
Men's Singles  Manuel Santana
Spain (ESP)
 Manuel Orantes
Spain (ESP)
 Herbert Fitzgibbon
United States (USA)
Women's Singles  Helga Niessen
West Germany (FRG)
 Jane Bartkowicz
United States (USA)
 Julie Heldman
United States (USA)
Men's Doubles  Rafael Osuna / Vicente Zarazua
Mexico (MEX)
 Juan Gisbert / Manuel Santana
Spain (ESP)
 Pierre Darmon
France (FRA) /  Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
Mexico (MEX)
Women's doubles  Edda Buding / Helga Niessen
West Germany (FRG)
 Rosa Maria Darmon
France (FRA) /  Julie Heldman
United States (USA)
 Jane Bartkowicz / Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States (USA)
Mixed Doubles  Herbert Fitzgibbon / Julie Heldman
United States (USA)
 Jürgen Faßbender / Helga Niessen
West Germany (FRG)
 James Osbourne / Jane Bartkowicz
United States (USA)

Exhibition[edit]

Event Champion Second place Third place
Men's Singles  Rafael Osuna
Mexico (MEX)
 Ingo Buding
West Germany (FRG)
 Vladimir Korotkov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Nicola Pietrangeli
Italy (ITA)
Women's Singles  Jane Bartkowicz
United States (USA)
 Julie Heldman
United States (USA)
 María Eugenia Guzman
Ecuador (ECU)
 Suzana Petersen
Brazil (BRA)
Men's Doubles  Rafael Osuna / Vicente Zarazua
Mexico (MEX)
 Pierre Darmon
France (FRA) /  Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
Mexico (MEX)
 Francisco Guzman
Ecuador (ECU) /  Teimuraz Kakulia
Soviet Union (URS)
 Vladimir Korotkov / Anatoly Volkov
Soviet Union (URS)
Women's Doubles  Rosa Maria Darmon
France (FRA) /  Julie Heldman
United States (USA)
 Jane Bartkowicz / Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States (USA)
 María Eugenia Guzman
Ecuador (ECU) /  Suzana Petersen
Brazil (BRA)
 Cecilia Rosado
Mexico (MEX) /  Zaiga Jansone
Soviet Union (URS)
Mixed Doubles  Vladimir Korotkov / Zaiga Jansone
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ingo Buding
West Germany (FRG) /  Jane Bartkowicz
United States (USA)
 Pierre Darmon / Rosa Maria Darmon
France (FRA)
 Teimuraz Kakulia
Soviet Union (URS) /  Suzana Petersen
Brazil (BRA)

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