1944 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

The 1944 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 4 September. It was the 64th 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]

1944 U.S. National Championships
Date30 August – 4 September
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationForest Hills, Queens
New York City, United States
VenueWest Side Tennis Club
Men's singles
United States Frank Parker
Women's singles
United States Pauline Betz
Men's doubles
United States Don McNeill / United States Bob Falkenburg
Women's doubles
United States Louise Brough / United States Margaret Osborne
Mixed doubles
United States Margaret Osborne / United States Bill Talbert
← 1943 · U.S. National Championships · 1945 →


Men's singlesEdit

  Frank Parker defeated   William Talbert 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3

Women's singlesEdit

  Pauline Betz defeated   Margaret Osborne 6–3, 8–6

Men's doublesEdit

  Don McNeill /   Bob Falkenburg defeated   Bill Talbert /   Pancho Segura 7–5, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1 [2]

Women's doublesEdit

  Louise Brough /   Margaret Osborne defeated   Pauline Betz /   Doris Hart 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 [3]

Mixed doublesEdit

  Margaret Osborne /   Bill Talbert defeated   Dorothy Bundy /   Don McNeill 6–2, 6–3 [4]


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 75–76. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Collins, p. 477
  3. ^ Collins, p. 480
  4. ^ Collins, p. 482

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