1976 Marlboro NSW Open

The 1976 New South Wales Open, also known by its sponsored name Marlboro New South Wales Open, was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at the White City Stadium in Sydney, Australia. The men's was part of the 1977 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix circuit. It was the 84th edition of the event and was held from 26 December 1976 through 1 January 1977. The singles titles were won by Kerry Reid and 33-year-old Tony Roche. It was Roche's fourth singles title after 1967, 1969 and 1974. Roche won AUS$13,500 first-prize money while Reid's title was rewarded with AUS$5,000 prize money.[4][5][2]

1976 New South Wales Open
Date26 December 1976 – 1 January 1977
CategoryGrand Prix (Two star)
Draw64S/32D (M)
Prize moneyAUS$100,000
SurfaceGrass / outdoor
LocationSydney, Australia
VenueWhite City Stadium
Men's singles
Australia Tony Roche[1]
Women's singles
Australia Kerry Reid[2]
Men's doubles
Australia Syd Ball / Australia Kim Warwick[3]
Women's doubles
Australia Helen Gourlay Cawley / United States Betsy Nagelsen
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Finals edit

Men's singles edit

  Tony Roche defeated   Dick Stockton 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

Women's singles edit

  Kerry Reid defeated   Dianne Fromholtz 3–6, 6–3, 6–2

Men's doubles edit

  Syd Ball /   Kim Warwick defeated   Mark Edmondson /   John Marks 6–3, 6–4

Women's doubles edit

  Helen Gourlay Cawley /   Betsy Nagelsen defeated   Dianne Fromholtz /   Renáta Tomanová 6–4, 6–1

References edit

  1. ^ "ATP – 1976 Sydney Men's Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ a b "Roche wins 4th NSW Open title". The Canberra Times. 3 January 1977. p. 12 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "ATP – 1976 Sydney Men's Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1978). World of Tennis 1978 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Janes. p. 118. ISBN 9780354090391.
  5. ^ "Roche knocks Vilas out of final". The Canberra Times. 1 January 1977. p. 22 – via National Library of Australia.

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