1975 US Open (tennis)

The 1975 US Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, in New York City, United States. The tournament ran from 27 August until 7 September. It was the 95th staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1975. During the final three years at the Forest Hills location, 1975-1977, the US Open was played on a green-colored Har-Tru clay surface, a surface slightly harder and faster than red clay. The switch came after player complaints about the poor state and uneven ball bounce on the grass courts in Forest Hills.[1]

1975 US Open
Date27 August – 7 September
Edition95th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationForest Hills, Queens, United States
VenueWest Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Manuel Orantes
Women's Singles
United States Chris Evert
Men's Doubles
United States Jimmy Connors / Romania Ilie Năstase
Women's Doubles
Australia Margaret Court / United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Mixed Doubles
United States Rosemary Casals / United States Dick Stockton
← 1974 · US Open · 1976 →

SeniorsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Manuel Orantes[2] defeated   Jimmy Connors, 6–4, 6–3, 6–3

  • It was Orantes's 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.

Women's singlesEdit

  Chris Evert defeated   Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2

  • It was Evert's 4th career Grand Slam title, and her 1st US Open title.

Men's doublesEdit

  Jimmy Connors /   Ilie Năstase defeated   Tom Okker /   Marty Riessen, 6–4, 7–6

Women's doublesEdit

  Margaret Court /   Virginia Wade defeated   Rosemary Casals /   Billie Jean King, 7–5, 2–6, 7–6

Mixed doublesEdit

  Rosemary Casals /   Dick Stockton defeated   Billie Jean King /   Fred Stolle, 6‐3, 6‐7, 6‐3

JuniorsEdit

Boys' singlesEdit

  Howard Schoenfield defeated   Chris Lewis, 6–4, 6–3

Girls' singlesEdit

  Natasha Chmyreva defeated   Greer Stevens, 6–7, 6–2, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eugene Scott (1973). Tennis : Game of Motion. New York: Crown. p. 174. ISBN 978-0517503911.
  2. ^ Orantes became the first Spanish player (male or female) to win the US Open singles title.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1975 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1976 Australian Open