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The 1977 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, United States. The tournament ran from 29 August until 11 September. It was the 97th staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1977. This was the third and final year in which the US Open was played on clay courts.[2] After 68 years it was the final time the championship was played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills before moving to Flushing Meadows for the 1978 tournament.[3]

1977 US Open
Date29 August – 11 September
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationForest Hills, Queens, United States
VenueWest Side Tennis Club
Men's Singles
Argentina Guillermo Vilas [1]
Women's Singles
United States Chris Evert
Men's Doubles
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan
Women's Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / Netherlands Betty Stöve
Mixed Doubles
Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan
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Men's singlesEdit

  Guillermo Vilas defeated   Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7-4), 6–0

  • It was Vilas's 2nd career Grand Slam title, and his 1st (and only) US Open title. He was the first Argentine tennis player to win the US Open.

Women's singlesEdit

  Chris Evert defeated   Wendy Turnbull 7–6, 6–2

  • It was Evert's 7th career Grand Slam title, and her 3rd (consecutive) US Open title.

Men's doublesEdit

  Bob Hewitt /   Frew McMillan defeated   Brian Gottfried /   Raúl Ramírez 6–4, 6–0

Women's doublesEdit

  Martina Navratilova /   Betty Stöve defeated   Renee Richards /   Betty-Ann Stuart 6–1, 7–6

Mixed doublesEdit

  Betty Stöve /   Frew McMillan defeated   Billie Jean King /   Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 3–6, 6–3


Boys' singlesEdit

  Van Winitsky defeated   Eliot Teltscher 6–4, 6–4

Girls' singlesEdit

  Claudia Casabianca defeated   Lea Antonopolis 6–3, 2–6, 6–2


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 462. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Michael Steinberger (August 23, 2012). "Queens Was Burning, Too: The Chaotic Spectacle of the 1977 U.S. Open". The New York Times Magazine. pp. MM34.
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 187, 452, 453. ISBN 978-0942257700.

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