1956 Australian Championships

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1956 Australian Championships
Date 20 January - 30 January
Edition 44th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Brisbane, Australia
Venue Milton Courts
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Lew Hoad
Women's Singles
Australia Mary Carter Reitano
Men's Doubles
Australia Lew Hoad / Australia Ken Rosewall
Women's Doubles
Australia Mary Bevis Hawton / Australia Thelma Coyne Long
Mixed Doubles
Australia Beryl Penrose / Australia Neale Fraser

The 1956 Australian Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor Grass courts at the Milton Courts, Brisbane, Australia from 20 January to 30 January. It was the 44th edition of the Australian Championships (now known as the Australian Open), the 4th held in Brisbane, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The singles titles were won by Lew Hoad and Mary Carter Reitano.

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Lew Hoad defeated Australia Ken Rosewall 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 7–5 [1]

Women's Singles[edit]

Australia Mary Carter Reitano defeated Australia Thelma Coyne Long 3–6, 6–2, 9–7 [2]

Men's Doubles[edit]

Australia Lew Hoad / Australia Ken Rosewall defeated Australia Don Candy / Australia Mervyn Rose 10–8, 13–11, 6–4 [3]

Women's Doubles[edit]

Australia Mary Bevis Hawton / Australia Thelma Coyne Long defeated Australia Mary Carter Reitano / Australia Beryl Penrose 6–2, 5–7, 9–7 [4]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Australia Beryl Penrose / Australia Neale Fraser defeated Australia Mary Bevis Hawton / Australia Roy Emerson 6–2, 6–4 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia. 
  2. ^ "1956 Women's Singles". Tennis Australia. 
  3. ^ "1956 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
  4. ^ "1956 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
  5. ^ "1956 Mixed Doubles". Tennis Australia. 

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Preceded by
1955 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1956 French Championships