1951 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

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1951 U.S. National Championships
Date 25 August – 5 September
Edition 71st
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass / Outdoor
Location Forest Hills, Queens
New York, United States
Venue West Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Frank Sedgman
Women's Singles
United States Maureen Connolly
Men's Doubles
Australia Ken McGregor / Australia Frank Sedgman
Women's Doubles
United States Shirley Fry / United States Doris Hart
Mixed Doubles
United States Doris Hart / Australia Frank Sedgman

The 1951 U.S. National Championships (now known as the US Open) was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills in New York, United States. The tournament ran from 25 August until 5 September. It was the 71st staging of the U.S. National Championships, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of the year.[1]

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Frank Sedgman defeated United States Vic Seixas 6–4, 6–1, 6–1

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Maureen Connolly defeated United States Shirley Fry 6–3, 1–6, 6–4

Men's doubles[edit]

Australia Ken McGregor / Australia Frank Sedgman defeated Australia Don Candy / Australia Mervyn Rose 10–8, 6–4, 4–6, 7–5 [2]

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Shirley Fry / United States Doris Hart defeated United States Nancy Chaffee / United States Patricia Todd 6–4, 6–2 [3]

Mixed doubles[edit]

United States Doris Hart / Australia Frank Sedgman defeated United States Shirley Fry / Australia Mervyn Rose 6–3, 6–2 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 95–97. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Collins, p. 477
  3. ^ Collins, p. 480
  4. ^ Collins, p. 482

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1951 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1952 Australian Championships