1920 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

The 1920 U.S. National Championships (now known as the US Open) was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills in New York City and the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. The men's tournament, held in New York City, ran from August 30 until September 6, 1920, while the women's event in Chestnut Hill was held from September 20 through September 25, 1920. It was the 40th staging of the U.S. National Championships and the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year.

1920 U.S. National Championships
Date30 August – 6 September (M)
20 September – 25 September (W)
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceGrass, outdoors
LocationForest Hills, Queens, NY, U.S. (M)
Chestnut Hill, PA, U.S. (W)
VenueWest Side Tennis Club (M)
Philadelphia Cricket Club (W)
Men's singles
United States Bill Tilden[1]
Women's singles
United States Molla Bjurstedt Mallory[1]
Men's doubles
United States Bill Johnston / United States Clarence Griffin[2]
Women's doubles
United States Marion Zinderstein / United States Eleonora Sears[3]
Mixed doubles
United States Hazel Wightman / United States Wallace Johnson[4]
← 1919 · U.S. National Championships · 1921 →
Forest Hills men's singles match on September 1, 1920


Men's singlesEdit

  Bill Tilden defeated   Bill Johnston 6–1, 1–6, 7–5, 5–7, 6–3 [5]

Women's singlesEdit

  Molla Bjurstedt Mallory defeated   Marion Zinderstein 6–3, 6–1[6]

Men's doublesEdit

  Bill Johnston /   Clarence Griffin defeated   Roland Roberts /   Willis Davis 6–2, 6–2, 6–3

Women's doublesEdit

  Marion Zinderstein /   Eleanor Goss defeated   Eleanor Tennant /   Helen Baker 13–11, 4–6, 6–3[6]

Mixed doublesEdit

  Hazel Wightman /   Wallace Johnson defeated   Molla Bjurstedt Mallory /   Craig Biddle 6–4, 6–3


  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 454–483. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Collins, p. 477
  3. ^ Collins, p. 479
  4. ^ Collins, p. 481
  5. ^ "Tilden Crowned King of Courts" (PDF). The New York Times. September 7, 1920.
  6. ^ a b "Women's Title Play". Indianapolis News. September 20, 1920. p. 18.

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