1961 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from 1961 US Open (tennis))
Jump to: navigation, search
1961 U.S. National Championships
Date 1 September – 10 September
Edition 81st
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 Roy Emerson
Women's Singles
United States Darlene Hard
Men's Doubles
United States Chuck McKinley / United States Dennis Ralston
Women's Doubles
United States Darlene Hard / Australia Lesley Turner
Mixed Doubles
Australia Margaret Smith / Australia Bob Mark
← 1960 · U.S. National Championships · 1962 →

The 1961 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 1 September until 10 September. It was the 81st staging of the U.S. National Championships, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1961.

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Roy Emerson defeated Australia Rod Laver 7–5, 6–3, 6–2

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Darlene Hard defeated United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones 6–3, 6–4

Men's doubles[edit]

United States Chuck McKinley / United States Dennis Ralston defeated Mexico Rafael Osuna / Mexico Antonio Palafox 6–3, 6–4, 2–6, 13–11 [1]

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Darlene Hard / Australia Lesley Turner defeated West Germany Edda Buding / Mexico Yola Ramírez 6–4, 5–7, 6–0 [2]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Australia Margaret Smith / Australia Bob Mark defeated United States Darlene Hard / United States Dennis Ralston default [3][a]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ralston was suspended by the USLTA for 'bad conduct' during a Davis Cup American Zone final match against Mexico. As a result of the suspension the mixed doubles title was defaulted to Margaret Smith Court and Bob Mark.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 478. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Collins, p. 480
  3. ^ Collins, p. 482

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1961 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1962 Australian Championships