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1938 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

The 1938 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, United States. The tournament was scheduled to be held from Thursday 8 September until Saturday 17 September but was prolonged until Saturday 24 September due to poor weather caused by the 1938 New England hurricane. It was the 58th staging of the U.S. National Championships and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of the year.

1938 U.S. National Championships
DateAugust 22–27[a]
September 8–24[b]
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationChestnut Hill, Massachusetts[a]
Forest Hills, Queens, New York[b]
United States
VenueLongwood Cricket Club[a]
West Side Tennis Club[b]
Men's Singles
United States Don Budge
Women's Singles
United States Alice Marble
Men's Doubles
United States Don Budge / United States Gene Mako
Women's Doubles
United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke / United States Alice Marble
Mixed Doubles
United States Alice Marble / United States Don Budge
← 1937 · U.S. National Championships · 1939 →

American Don Budge won the men's singles title and became the first tennis player to win the Grand Slam i.e. winning all four Major tennis tournaments (Australian Championships, French Championships, Wimbledon Championships, and U.S. National Championships) in a single calendar year. Budge also won the doubles and mixed doubles title.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Men's, women's and mixed doubles
  2. ^ a b c Men's and women's singles


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 61–63. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Collins, p. 477
  3. ^ Collins, p. 479
  4. ^ Collins, p. 482

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