1972 Australian Open

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1972 Australian Open
Date 26 December 1971 - 3 January 1972
Edition 60th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Melbourne, Australia
Venue Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Ken Rosewall [1]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Virginia Wade [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia Owen Davidson / Australia Ken Rosewall [3]
Women's Doubles
Australia Kerry Harris / Australia Helen Gourlay [4]
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The 1972 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Australia and was held from 26 December 1971 to 3 January 1972. It was the 60th edition of the Australian Open and the first Grand Slam of the year.

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Ken Rosewall defeated Australia Malcolm Anderson 7–6, 6–3, 7–5 [1]

  • It was Rosewall's 16th career Grand Slam title (his 8th in singles) and his 6th Australian title.

Women's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Virginia Wade defeated Australia Evonne Goolagong 6–4, 6–4 [2]

  • It was Wade's 2nd career Grand Slam title and her 1st Australian title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Australia Owen Davidson / Australia Ken Rosewall defeated Australia Ross Case / Australia Geoff Masters 3–6, 7–6, 6–3 [3]

  • It was Davidson's 1st career Grand Slam title and his only Australian title. It was Rosewall's 17th career Grand Slam title and his 7th and last Australian title.

Women's Doubles[edit]

Australia Helen Gourlay / Australia Kerry Harris defeated Australia Patricia Coleman / Australia Karen Krantzcke 6–0, 6–4 [4]

  • It was Gourlay's 1st career Grand Slam title and her 1st Australian title. It was Harris' only career Grand Slam title and her only Australian title.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Competition not held between 1970 and 1986.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1972 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia. 
  2. ^ a b "1972 Women's Singles". Tennis Australia. 
  3. ^ a b "1972 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
  4. ^ a b "1972 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1971 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1972 French Open