1953 Australian Championships

The 1953 Australian Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor Grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia from 9 January to 17 January. It was the 41st edition of the Australian Championships (now known as the Australian Open), the 12th held in Melbourne, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. American Maureen Connolly won the women's singles, the first step towards the first Grand Slam by a woman. Australian Ken Rosewall won the men's singles title.

1953 Australian Championships
Date9–17 January 1953
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueKooyong Stadium
Men's singles
Australia Ken Rosewall
Women's singles
United States Maureen Connolly
Men's doubles
Australia Lew Hoad / Australia Ken Rosewall
Women's doubles
United States Maureen Connolly / United States Julia Sampson
Mixed doubles
United States Julia Sampson / United States Rex Hartwig
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Finals edit

Men's singles edit

  Ken Rosewall defeated   Mervyn Rose 6–0, 6–3, 6–4

Women's singles edit

  Maureen Connolly defeated   Julia Sampson 6–3, 6–2

Men's doubles edit

  Lew Hoad /   Ken Rosewall defeated   Don Candy /   Mervyn Rose 9–11, 6–4, 10–8, 6–4

Women's doubles edit

  Maureen Connolly /   Julia Sampson defeated   Mary Bevis Hawton /   Beryl Penrose 6–4, 6–2

Mixed doubles edit

  Julia Sampson /   Rex Hartwig defeated   Maureen Connolly /   Ham Richardson 6–4, 6–3

External links edit

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