1941 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

The 1941 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, United States. The tournament ran from 30 August until 7 September. It was the 61st staging of the U.S. National Championships and due to World War II it was the only Grand Slam tennis event of the year.[1]

1941 U.S. National Championships
Date30 August – 7 September
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationForest Hills, Queens
New York City, United States
VenueWest Side Tennis Club
Men's singles
United States Bobby Riggs
Women's singles
United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Men's doubles
United States Jack Kramer / United States Ted Schroeder
Women's doubles
United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke / United States Margaret Osborne
Mixed doubles
United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke / United States Jack Kramer
← 1940 · U.S. National Championships · 1942 →


Men's singlesEdit

  Bobby Riggs defeated   Frank Kovacs 5–7, 6–1, 6–3, 6–3

Women's singlesEdit

  Sarah Palfrey Cooke defeated   Pauline Betz 7–5, 6–2

Men's doublesEdit

  Jack Kramer /   Ted Schroeder defeated   Wayne Sabin /   Gardnar Mulloy 9–7, 6–4, 6–2 [2]

Women's doublesEdit

  Sarah Palfrey Cooke /   Margaret Osborne defeated   Dorothy Bundy /   Pauline Betz 3–6, 6–1, 6–4 [3]

Mixed doublesEdit

  Sarah Palfrey Cooke /   Jack Kramer defeated   Pauline Betz /   Bobby Riggs 4–6, 6–4, 6–4 [4]


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 69–70. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Collins, p. 477
  3. ^ Collins, p. 480
  4. ^ Collins, p. 482

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