1972 US Open (tennis)

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1972 US Open
Date28 August – 10 September
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationForest Hills, Queens, USA
VenueWest Side Tennis Club
Men's Singles
Romania Ilie Năstase[1]
Women's Singles
United States Billie Jean King[2]
Men's Doubles
South Africa Cliff Drysdale / United Kingdom Roger Taylor[3]
Women's Doubles
France Françoise Dürr / Netherlands Betty Stöve[2]
Mixed Doubles
Australia Margaret Court / United States Marty Riessen[2]
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The 1972 US Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, in New York City, USA. The tournament ran from 28 August until 10 September. It was the 92nd staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1972.[4]


Men's singles[edit]

Romania Ilie Năstase defeated United States Arthur Ashe, 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(1–5), 6–4, 6–3

  • It was Năstase's 1st career Grand Slam title, and his 1st (and only) US Open title.

Women's singles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King defeated Australia Kerry Melville, 6–3, 7–5

  • It was King's 9th career Grand Slam title, her 5th during the Open Era, and her 3rd US Open title.

Men's doubles[edit]

South Africa Cliff Drysdale / United Kingdom Roger Taylor defeated Australia Owen Davidson / Australia John Newcombe, 6–4, 7–6, 6–3

Women's doubles[edit]

France Françoise Dürr / Netherlands Betty Stöve defeated Australia Margaret Court / United Kingdom Virginia Wade, 6–3, 1–6, 6–3

Mixed doubles[edit]

Australia Margaret Court / United States Marty Riessen defeated United States Rosemary Casals / Romania Ilie Năstase, 6–3, 7–5

Top 10 seeds[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

1.  Stan Smith (USA) lost to 6  Arthur Ashe (USA) QF
2.  Ken Rosewall (AUS)) lost to  Mark Cox (GBR) 2nd
3.  Rod Laver (AUS) lost to 12  Cliff Richey (USA) R16
4.  Ilie Năstase (ROU) defeated 6  Arthur Ashe (USA) W
5.  John Newcombe (AUS) lost to  Fred Stolle (AUS) 3rd
6.  Arthur Ashe (USA) lost to 4  Ilie Năstase (ROU) F
7.  Tom Okker (NED) lost to  Roscoe Tanner (USA) 3rd
8.  Jan Kodeš (TCH) lost to  Sandy Mayer (USA) 2nd
9.  Marty Riessen (USA) lost to  Frew McMillan (RSA) 3rd
10.  Manuel Orantes (ESP)) lost to  John Cooper (AUS) 3rd


  1. ^ "1972 US Open – Men's Singles". ATP.
  2. ^ a b c "1972 US Open" (PDF). WTA.
  3. ^ "1972 US Open – Men's Doubles". ATP.
  4. ^ "Nastase upsets Ashe for tennis crown". The Bulletin. UPI. September 11, 1972. p. 11.

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