Louisville Open

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Louisville Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Louisville Open (1970, 1973–79)
Louisville WCT (1971–72)
Tour Grand Prix circuit (1970, 1973–79)
WCT circuit (1971–72)
Founded 1970
Abolished 1979
Editions 10
Surface Hard (1970)
Clay (1971–79)

The Louisville Open is a defunct Grand Prix and WCT affiliated tennis tournament played from 1970 to 1979. It was held in Louisville, Kentucky in the United States and played on outdoor hard courts in 1970 and on outdoor clay courts from 1971 to 1979.

Guillermo Vilas was the most successful player at the tournament, winning the singles competition three times and the doubles competition once with Pole Wojciech Fibak.



Year Champions Runners-up Score
1970 Australia Rod Laver Australia John Newcombe 6–3, 6–3
1971 Netherlands Tom Okker South Africa Cliff Drysdale 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
1972 United States Arthur Ashe United Kingdom Mark Cox 6–4, 6–4
1973 Spain Manuel Orantes Australia John Newcombe 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1974 Argentina Guillermo Vilas Chile Jaime Fillol 6–4, 7–5
1975 Argentina Guillermo Vilas Romania Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–3
1976 United States Harold Solomon Poland Wojciech Fibak 6–2, 7–5
1977 Argentina Guillermo Vilas United States Eddie Dibbs 1–6, 6–0, 6–1
1978 United States Harold Solomon Australia John Alexander 6–2, 6–2
1979 Australia John Alexander United States Terry Moor 7–6, 6–7, 3–3 ret.


Year Champions Runners-up Score
1970 Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
1971 Not completed
1972 Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
United States Arthur Ashe
United States Robert Lutz
6–4, 6–3
1973 Spain Manuel Orantes
Romania Ion Ţiriac
United States Clark Graebner
Australia John Newcombe
0–6, 6–4, 6–3
1974 United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Erik Van Dillen
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–2, 6–3
1975 Poland Wojciech Fibak
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
Not played (rain)
1976 South Africa Byron Bertram
South Africa Pat Cramer
United States Stan Smith
United States Erik Van Dillen
6–3, 6–4
1977 Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
Australia Chris Kachel
Australia Cliff Letcher
6–1, 6–4
1978 Poland Wojciech Fibak
Paraguay Victor Pecci
United States Victor Amaya
Australia John James
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1979 United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
India Vijay Amritraj
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 1–6, 6–1