1961 Australian Championships

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1961 Australian Championships
Date 17 January - 27 January
Edition 49th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Melbourne, Australia
Venue Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Roy Emerson
Women's Singles
Australia Margaret Smith
Men's Doubles
Australia Rod Laver / Australia Bob Mark
Women's Doubles
Australia Margaret Smith / Australia Mary Carter Reitano
Mixed Doubles
Australia Jan Lehane / Australia Bob Hewitt
← 1960 · Australian Championships · 1962 →

The 1961 Australian Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor Grass courts at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia from 17 January to 27 January. It was the 49th edition of the Australian Championships (now known as the Australian Open), the 13th held in Melbourne, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The singles titles were taken by Roy Emerson and Margaret Smith.

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Roy Emerson defeated Australia Rod Laver 1–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4 [1]

Women's Singles[edit]

Australia Margaret Smith defeated Australia Jan Lehane 6–1, 6–4 [2]

Men's Doubles[edit]

Australia Rod Laver / Australia Bob Mark defeated Australia Roy Emerson / Australia Marty Mulligan 6–3, 7–5, 3–6, 9–11, 6–2 [3]

Women's Doubles[edit]

Australia Mary Carter Reitano / Australia Margaret Smith defeated Australia Mary Bevis Hawton / Australia Jan Lehane, 6–4, 3–6, 7–5 [4]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Australia Jan Lehane / Australia Bob Hewitt defeated Australia Mary Carter Reitano / Australia John Pearce, 9–7, 6–2 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia. 
  2. ^ "1961 Women's Singles". Tennis Australia. 
  3. ^ "1961 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
  4. ^ "1961 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
  5. ^ "1961 Mixed Doubles". Tennis Australia. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1960 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1961 French Championships