1968 Australian Championships

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1968 Australian Championships
Date 19 – 29 January
Edition 56th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Melbourne, Australia
Venue Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia William Bowrey
Women's Singles
United States Billie Jean King
Men's Doubles
Australia Dick Crealy / Australia Allan Stone
Women's Doubles
Australia Karen Krantzcke / Australia Kerry Melville
Mixed Doubles
Australia Dick Crealy / United States Billie Jean King
Boys' Singles
Australia Phil Dent
Girls' Singles
Australia Lesley Hunt
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The 1968 Australian Championships was a tennis tournament that took place in the outdoor Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia from 19 to 29 January. It was the 56th edition of the Australian Championships (now known as Australian Open), the 15th held in Melbourne, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. It was also the last Grand Slam tournament to be restricted to amateurs. The singles titles were won by Australian William Bowrey and American Billie Jean King.

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia William Bowrey defeated Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 7–5, 2–6, 9–7, 6–4 [1]
It was Bowrey's only Grand Slam title.

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King defeated Australia Margaret Court 6–1, 6–2 [2]
It was King's 13th Grand Slam title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Australia Dick Crealy / Australia Allan Stone defeated Australia Terry Addison / Australia Ray Keldie 10–8, 6–4, 6–3 [3]
It was Crealy's 1st Grand Slam title. It was Stone's 1st Grand Slam title.

Women's Doubles[edit]

Australia Karen Krantzcke / Australia Kerry Melville defeated Australia Judy Tegart / Australia Lesley Turner 6–4, 3–6, 6–2 [4]
It was Krantzcke's only Grand Slam title. It was Melville's 1st Grand Slam title.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Australia Dick Crealy / United States Billie Jean King defeated Australia Allan Stone / Australia Margaret Court by Walkover [5]
It was Crealy's 2nd Grand Slam title. It was King's 14th Grand Slam title.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Australia Phil Dent

Girls' Singles[edit]

Australia Lesley Hunt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia. 
  2. ^ "1968 Women's Singles". Tennis Australia. 
  3. ^ "1968 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
  4. ^ "1968 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
  5. ^ "1968 Mixed Doubles". Tennis Australia. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1967 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1968 French Open