Tennis at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Tennis at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Tennis pictogram.svg
Demonstration
Singles men     women
Doubles men   mixed   women
Exhibition
Singles men     women
Doubles men   mixed   women

Tennis returned to the Summer Olympic program as an exhibition & a demonstration event in 1968. Men's and women's singles and doubles and mixed doubles were held in both, a Demonstration tournament and an Exhibition tournament. The Demonstration tournament was held in Guadalajara and the Exhibition tournament in Mexico City.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Demonstration[edit]

Event Champion Second place Third place
Men's Singles Manuel Santana
 Spain
Manuel Orantes
 Spain
Herbert Fitzgibbon
 United States
Women's Singles Helga Niessen
 West Germany
Jane Bartkowicz
 United States
Julie Heldman
 United States
Men's Doubles Rafael Osuna / Vicente Zarazua
 Mexico
Juan Gisbert / Manuel Santana
 Spain
Pierre Darmon
 France / Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
 Mexico
Women's Doubles Edda Buding / Helga Niessen
 West Germany
Rosa Maria Darmon
 France / Julie Heldman
 United States
Jane Bartkowicz / Valerie Ziegenfuss
 United States
Mixed Doubles Julie Heldman / Herbert Fitzgibbon
 United States
Helga Niessen / Jürgen Faßbender
 West Germany
Jane Bartkowicz / James Osborne
 United States

Exhibition[edit]

Event Champion Second place Third place
Men's Singles Rafael Osuna
 Mexico
Ingo Buding
 West Germany
Vladimir Korotkov
 Soviet Union
Nicola Pietrangeli
 Italy
Women's Singles Jane Bartkowicz
 United States
Julie Heldman
 United States
María Eugenia Guzman
 Ecuador
Suzana Petersen
 Brazil
Men's Doubles Rafael Osuna / Vicente Zarazua
 Mexico
Pierre Darmon
 France / Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
 Mexico
Francisco Guzman
 Ecuador / Teimuraz Kakulia
 Soviet Union
Vladimir Korotkov / Anatoly Volkov
 Soviet Union
Women's Doubles Rosa Maria Darmon
 France / Julie Heldman
 United States
Jane Bartkowicz / Valerie Ziegenfuss
 United States
María Eugenia Guzman
 Ecuador / Suzana Petersen
 Brazil
Cecilia Rosado
 Mexico / Zaiga Jansone
 Soviet Union
Mixed Doubles Zaiga Jansone / Vladimir Korotkov
 Soviet Union
Jane Bartkowicz
 United States / Ingo Buding
 West Germany
Rosa Maria Darmon / Pierre Darmon
 France
Suzana Petersen
 Brazil / Teimuraz Kakulia
 Soviet Union

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mexico68" (PDF). Organizing Committee of the Games of the XIX Olympiad. pp. 491–496. 

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