1968 Pacific Southwest Open

The 1968 Pacific Southwest Open was a combined men's and women's professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the Los Angeles Tennis Club in Los Angeles, California in the United States. It was the 42nd edition of the tournament, the first of the Open Era, and ran from September 14 through September 22, 1968.[3] Rod Laver won the singles title and the $3,800 first prize.[4][5][6]

1968 Pacific Southwest Open
DateSeptember 14– 22
CategoryNTL tour
Draw64S / 32D
Prize money$30,000
SurfaceHard / outdoor
LocationLos Angeles, California, U.S.
VenueLos Angeles Tennis Club
Men's singles
Australia Rod Laver[1]
Women's singles
United States Rosie Casals
Men's doubles
Australia Ken Rosewall / Australia Fred Stolle[2]
Women's doubles
United Kingdom Ann Jones / France Françoise Dürr
← 1967 · Pacific Southwest Open · 1969 →

Finals Edit

Men's singles Edit

  Rod Laver defeated   Ken Rosewall 4–6, 6–0, 6–0

Women's singles Edit

  Rosie Casals defeated   Maria Bueno 6–3, 6–1

Men's doubles Edit

  Ken Rosewall /   Fred Stolle defeated   Cliff Drysdale /   Roger Taylor 7–5, 6–1

Women's doubles Edit

  Ann Jones /   Françoise Dürr defeated   Margaret Court /   Maria Bueno 6–3, 6–2

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "1968 Los Angeles – Men's Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "1968 Los Angeles – Men's Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1969). BP Yearbook of World Tennis. London: Ward Lock. p. 187. ISBN 978-0706318241. OCLC 502175694.
  4. ^ "Laver defeats Rosewall in final". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "Rod Laver captures singles". Lewiston Morning Tribune. September 23, 1968.
  6. ^ "Laver wins on comeback". The Evening Independent. September 23, 1968.