1978 U.S. Clay Court Championships

The 1978 U.S. Clay Court Championships was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament that was held at the Indianapolis Racquet Club in Indianapolis in the United States and played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 10th edition of the tournament in the Open Era and was held from August 7 through August 13, 1978. First-seeded Jimmy Connors won the men's singles title and the accompanying $24,000 first-prize money, while college amateur Dana Gilbert took the women's championship.[3][4]

1978 U.S. Clay Court Championships
DateAugust 7–13
CategoryGrand Prix circuit
WTA Tour
Draw64S / 32D (M)
48S / 24D (W)
Prize money$175,000 (M)
$35,000 (W)
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationIndianapolis, US
VenueIndianapolis Racquet Club
Men's singles
United States Jimmy Connors[1]
Women's singles
United States Dana Gilbert
Men's doubles
United States Hank Pfister / United States Gene Mayer[2]
Women's doubles
Sweden Helena Anliot / Denmark Helle Sparre-Viragh
← 1977 · U.S. Clay Court Championships · 1979 →

Finals edit

Men's singles edit

  Jimmy Connors defeated   José Higueras 7–5, 6–1

Women's singles edit

  Dana Gilbert defeated   Viviana González 6–2, 6–3

Men's doubles edit

  Hank Pfister /   Gene Mayer defeated   Jeff Borowiak /   Chris Lewis 6–3, 6–1

Women's doubles edit

  Helena Anliot /   Helle Sparre-Viragh defeated   Barbara Hallquist /   Sheila McInerney 6–3, 6–1

References edit

  1. ^ "1978 Indianapolis– Men's Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "1978 Indianapolis – Men's Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1979). World of Tennis 1979 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Jane's. pp. 94–95. ISBN 978-0354090681.
  4. ^ "Connors claims clay court crown". The Deseret News. UPI. August 14, 1978. p. 2 B.

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