1959 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

The 1959 U.S. National Championships (now known as the US Open) was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor grass courts at two locations in the United States. The men's and women's singles as well as the mixed doubles were played from September 4 through September 13 at the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills in New York City, while the men's and women's doubles were held at the Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts from August 16 though August 23, 1959. It was the 79th staging of the U.S. National Championships, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of the year. Neale Fraser and Maria Bueno won the singles titles.[1]

1959 U.S. National Championships
DateAugust 16–23[a]
September 4–13[b]
Edition79th
CategoryGrand Slam (ILTF)
SurfaceGrass
LocationChestnut Hill, Massachusetts[a]
Forest Hills, Queens, New York City[b]
United States
VenueLongwood Cricket Club[a]
West Side Tennis Club[b]
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Neale Fraser
Women's Singles
Brazil Maria Bueno
Men's Doubles
Australia Neale Fraser / Australia Roy Emerson
Women's Doubles
United States Jeanne Arth / United States Darlene Hard
Mixed Doubles
United States Margaret Osborne / Australia Neale Fraser
← 1958 · U.S. National Championships · 1960 →

FinalsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Neale Fraser (AUS) defeated   Alex Olmedo (USA) 6–3, 5–7, 6–2, 6–4

Women's SinglesEdit

  Maria Bueno (BRA) defeated   Christine Truman (UK) 6–1, 6–4

Men's doublesEdit

  Neale Fraser (AUS) /   Roy Emerson (AUS) defeated   Alex Olmedo (USA) /   Earl Buchholz (USA) 3–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 7–5 [2]

Women's doublesEdit

  Jeanne Arth (USA) /   Darlene Hard (USA) defeated   Maria Bueno (BRA) /   Sally Moore (USA) 6–2, 6–3 [3]

Mixed doublesEdit

  Margaret Osborne duPont (USA) /   Neale Fraser (AUS) defeated   Janet Hopps (USA) /   Bob Mark (AUS) 7–5, 13–15, 6–2 [4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Men's and women's doubles
  2. ^ a b c Men's and women's singles and mixed doubles

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ C.M. Jones, ed. (1960). Dawson's International Lawn Tennis Almanac. London: Dawson's of Pall Mall. pp. 167–171.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 477. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ "Scoreboard". Sports Illustrated. Vol. 11 no. 9. August 31, 1959. p. 5.
  4. ^ Collins, p. 482

External linksEdit

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