1956 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

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1956 U.S. National Championships
Date 31 August – 9 September
Edition 76th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Forest Hills, Queens
New York, United States
Venue West Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Ken Rosewall
Women's Singles
United States Shirley Fry
Men's Doubles
Australia Lew Hoad / Australia Ken Rosewall
Women's Doubles
United States Louise Brough / United States Margaret Osborne duPont
Mixed Doubles
United States Margaret Osborne duPont / Australia Ken Rosewall

The 1956 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 31 August until 9 September. It was the 76th staging of the U.S. National Championships, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of the year.

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Ken Rosewall (AUS) defeated Australia Lew Hoad (AUS) 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Shirley Fry (USA) defeated United States Althea Gibson (USA) 6–3, 6–4

Men's doubles[edit]

Australia Lew Hoad (AUS) / Australia Ken Rosewall (AUS) defeated United States Ham Richardson (USA) / United States Vic Seixas (USA) 6–2, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4 [1]

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Louise Brough (USA) / United States Margaret Osborne (USA) defeated United States Shirley Fry (USA) / United States Betty Pratt (USA) 6–3, 6–0 [2]

Mixed doubles[edit]

United States Margaret Osborne (USA) / Australia Ken Rosewall (AUS) defeated United States Darlene Hard (USA) / Australia Lew Hoad (AUS) 9–7, 6–1 [3]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1956 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1957 Australian Championships