1961 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

The 1961 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 1 September until 10 September. It was the 81st staging of the U.S. National Championships, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1961.

1961 U.S. National Championships
Date1 September – 10 September
Edition81st
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceGrass / Outdoor
LocationForest Hills, Queens
New York City, United States
VenueWest Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Roy Emerson
Women's Singles
United States Darlene Hard
Men's Doubles
United States Chuck McKinley / United States Dennis Ralston
Women's Doubles
United States Darlene Hard / Australia Lesley Turner
Mixed Doubles
Australia Margaret Smith / Australia Bob Mark
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FinalsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Roy Emerson defeated   Rod Laver 7–5, 6–3, 6–2

Women's SinglesEdit

  Darlene Hard defeated   Ann Haydon 6–3, 6–4

Men's doublesEdit

  Chuck McKinley /   Dennis Ralston defeated   Rafael Osuna /   Antonio Palafox 6–3, 6–4, 2–6, 13–11 [1]

Women's doublesEdit

  Darlene Hard /   Lesley Turner defeated   Edda Buding /   Yola Ramírez 6–4, 5–7, 6–0 [2]

Mixed doublesEdit

  Margaret Smith /   Bob Mark defeated   Darlene Hard /   Dennis Ralston default [3][a]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ralston was suspended by the USLTA for 'bad conduct' during an earlier Davis Cup American Zone final match against Mexico. As a result of the suspension the mixed doubles title was defaulted to Margaret Smith and Bob Mark.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 478. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Collins, p. 480
  3. ^ Collins, p. 482

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1961 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1962 Australian Championships