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The 1971 US Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, in New York City, USA. The tournament ran from 1 September until 12 September. It was the 91st staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1971.

1971 US Open
Date1 – 12 September
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationForest Hills, Queens, USA
VenueWest Side Tennis Club
Men's Singles
United States Stan Smith[1]
Women's Singles
United States Billie Jean King [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia John Newcombe / United Kingdom Roger Taylor[3]
Women's Doubles
United States Rosemary Casals / Australia Judy Tegart Dalton [2]
Mixed Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / Australia Owen Davidson [2]
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Men's singlesEdit

  Stan Smith defeated   Jan Kodeš, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6 [1]

• It was Smith's 1st career Grand Slam singles title and his 1st and only at the US Open.

Women's singlesEdit

  Billie Jean King defeated   Rosemary Casals, 6–4, 7–6 [2]

• It was King's 6th career Grand Slam singles title, her 2nd during the Open Era and her 2nd at the US Open.

Men's doublesEdit

  John Newcombe /   Roger Taylor defeated   Stan Smith /   Erik van Dillen, 6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, [5-3] [3]

• It was Newcombe's 12th career Grand Slam doubles title, his 6th during the Open Era and his 2nd US Open and 1st of the open era.
• It was Taylor's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's doublesEdit

  Rosemary Casals /   Judy Tegart Dalton defeated   Gail Chanfreau /   Françoise Dürr, 6–3, 6–3 [2]

• It was Casals' 6th career Grand Slam doubles title, her 4th during the Open Era and her 2nd at the US Open.
• It was Tegart Dalton's 8th and last career Grand Slam doubles title, her 5th during the Open Era and her 2nd at the US Open.

Mixed doublesEdit

  Billie Jean King /   Owen Davidson defeated   Betty Stöve /   Robert Maud, 6–3, 7–5 [2]

Seeded playersEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  1.   John Newcombe (First Round, lost to Jan Kodeš)
  2.   Stanley Smith (Champion)
  3.   Arthur Ashe (Semifinals, lost to Jan Kodeš)
  4.   Tom Okker (Semifinals, lost to Stanley Smith)
  5.   Marty Riessen (Quarterfinals, lost to Stanley Smith)
  6.   Cliff Richey (Third Round, lost to Jim Osborne)
  7.   Clark Graebner (Quarterfinals, lost to Tom Okker)
  8.   Ilie Năstase (Third Round, lost to Bob Carmichael)

Prize moneyEdit

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [4] Men $20,000 $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,250 $900 $600 $300
Women $7,500 $3,750 $1,750 $1,250 - $625 $400 $150


  1. ^ a b "1991 US Open – Men's Singles". ATP.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "1971 US Open" (PDF). WTA.
  3. ^ a b "1971 US Open – Men's Doubles". ATP.
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1971). World of Tennis. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 108. ISBN 978-0362000917.

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