1951 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

The 1951 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 25 August until 5 September. It was the 71st staging of the U.S. National Championships, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of the year.[2]

1951 U.S. National Championships
Date25 August – 5 September
CategoryGrand Slam (ILTF)
SurfaceGrass / Outdoor
LocationChestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Forest Hills, Queens, New York City
United States
VenueLongwood Cricket Club
West Side Tennis Club
Men's singles
Australia Frank Sedgman[1]
Women's singles
United States Maureen Connolly
Men's doubles
Australia Ken McGregor / Australia Frank Sedgman
Women's doubles
United States Shirley Fry / United States Doris Hart
Mixed doubles
United States Doris Hart / Australia Frank Sedgman
← 1950 · U.S. National Championships · 1952 →

Finals Edit

Men's singles Edit

  Frank Sedgman defeated   Vic Seixas 6–4, 6–1, 6–1

Women's singles Edit

  Maureen Connolly defeated   Shirley Fry 6–3, 1–6, 6–4

Men's doubles Edit

  Ken McGregor /   Frank Sedgman defeated   Don Candy /   Mervyn Rose 10–8, 6–4, 4–6, 7–5 [3]

Women's doubles Edit

  Shirley Fry /   Doris Hart defeated   Nancy Chaffee /   Patricia Todd 6–4, 6–2 [4]

Mixed doubles Edit

  Doris Hart /   Frank Sedgman defeated   Shirley Fry /   Mervyn Rose 6–3, 6–2 [5]

References Edit

  1. ^ "1951 US Open – Men's singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 95–97. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ Collins, p. 477
  4. ^ Collins, p. 480
  5. ^ Collins, p. 482

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