1948 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

The 1948 U.S. National Championships (now known as the US Open) was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts in the United States. The men's and women's singles events as well as the mixed doubles were held at the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills in New York City, while the men's and women's doubles events were played at the Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The tournament ran from 10 September until 19 September. It was the 68th staging of the U.S. National Championships, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of the year. Pancho Gonzales and Margaret Osborne duPont won the singles titles.[1][2]

1948 U.S. National Championships
Date10–19 September
Edition68th
CategoryGrand Slam (ILTF)
SurfaceGrass
LocationForest Hills, New York City
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
United States
VenueWest Side Tennis Club
Longwood Cricket Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Pancho Gonzales
Women's Singles
United States Margaret Osborne duPont
Men's Doubles
United States Gardnar Mulloy / United States Bill Talbert
Women's Doubles
United States Louise Brough / United States Margaret Osborne
Mixed Doubles
United States Louise Brough / United States Tom Brown
← 1947 · U.S. National Championships · 1949 →

FinalsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Pancho Gonzales defeated   Eric Sturgess 6–2, 6–3, 14–12

Women's SinglesEdit

  Margaret Osborne duPont defeated   Louise Brough 4–6, 6–4, 15–13

Men's doublesEdit

  Gardnar Mulloy /   Bill Talbert defeated   Frank Parker /   Ted Schroeder 1–6, 9–7, 6–3, 3–6, 9–7 [3]

Women's doublesEdit

  Louise Brough /   Margaret Osborne duPont defeated   Patricia Todd /   Doris Hart 6–4, 8–10, 6–1 [4]

Mixed doublesEdit

  Louise Brough /   Tom Brown defeated   Margaret Osborne duPont /   Bill Talbert 6–4, 6–4 [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ G.P. Hughes, ed. (1949). Dunlop Lawn Tennis Almanack 1949. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. pp. 159–165.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 86–88. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ Collins, p. 477
  4. ^ Collins, p. 480
  5. ^ Collins, p. 482

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1948 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1949 Australian Championships