1968 French Open

The 1968 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament was held from Monday 27 May until Sunday 9 June 1968. It was the 72nd edition of the French Open, the 38th to be open to foreign competitors, and the second Grand Slam of the year.

1968 French Open
Date27 May – 9 June
Edition72nd
CategoryGrand Slam
Prize money£26,150
SurfaceClay
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Ken Rosewall
Women's Singles
United States Nancy Richey
Men's Doubles
Australia Ken Rosewall / Australia Fred Stolle
Women's Doubles
France Françoise Dürr / United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones
Mixed Doubles
France Françoise Dürr / France Jean-Claude Barclay
Boys' Singles
Australia Phil Dent
Girls' Singles
Australia Lesley Hunt
← 1967 · French Open · 1969 →

This was the first Grand Slam that allowed professional players to compete and the first Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era. Ken Rosewall and Nancy Richey won the singles titles.[1]

FinalsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Ken Rosewall defeated   Rod Laver, 6–3, 6–1, 2–6, 6–2 [2][3]

  • It was Rosewall's 5th career Grand Slam title and his 2nd French Open title.

Women's SinglesEdit

  Nancy Richey defeated   Ann Haydon-Jones, 5–7, 6–4, 6–1 [2][4]

  • It was Richey's 2nd and last career Grand Slam title and her only French Open title.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Ken Rosewall /   Fred Stolle defeated   Roy Emerson /   Rod Laver, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3 [2][5]

  • It was Rosewall's 12th career Grand Slam title and his 4th and last French Open title. It was Stolle's 14th career Grand Slam title and his 3rd and last French Open title.

Women's DoublesEdit

  Françoise Dürr /   Ann Haydon-Jones defeated   Rosemary Casals /   Billie Jean King, 7–5, 4–6, 6–4 [2][4]

  • It was Dürr's 3rd career Grand Slam title and her 3rd French Open title. It was Haydon-Jones' 4th career Grand Slam title and her 4th French Open title.

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Françoise Dürr /   Jean-Claude Barclay defeated   Billie Jean King /   Owen Davidson, 6–1, 6–4 [2][4]

  • It was Durr's 4th career Grand Slam title and her 4th French Open title. It was Barclay's 1st career Grand Slam title and his 1st French Open title.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Phil Dent defeated   John Alexander, 6–3, 3–6, 7–5 [6]

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Lesley Hunt defeated   Eugenia Isopaitis, 6–4, 6–2 [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Simon Cambers (9 June 2018). "Richey recalls Roland-Garros triumph". www.rolandgarros.com. Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT).
  2. ^ a b c d e Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 386–404. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ "1968 French Open – Men's Singles Draw". ATP. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "1968 French Open – Women's Singles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles Draw" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 April 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  5. ^ "1968 French Open – Men's Doubles Draw". ATP. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b "International Junior Championships, Roland Garros - Roll of Honour" (PDF). itftennis.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1968 Australian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1968 Wimbledon Championships