The 1978 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City in New York in the United States. It was the 98th edition of the US Open and the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year. The tournament was held from August 28 to September 10, 1978, and the singles titles were won by Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert.[1] This was the first year the US Open was played at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows after having been organized at the West Side Tennis Club venue in Forest Hills since 1915. It was also the first time the tournament was played on hard courts, as opposed to much of its history on grass and a brief stint, from 1975 through 1977, on clay.[5]

1978 US Open
DateAugust 28 – September 10
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationFlushing Meadows, New York City, United States
VenueNational Tennis Center
Attendance275,300 [1]
Men's singles
United States Jimmy Connors[2]
Women's singles
United States Chris Evert[3]
Men's doubles
United States Bob Lutz / United States Stan Smith[4]
Women's doubles
United States Billie Jean King / United States Martina Navratilova[3]
Mixed doubles
Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan[3]
← 1977 · US Open · 1979 →

Seniors edit

Men's singles edit

  Jimmy Connors[a] defeated   Björn Borg, 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 [2]

  • It was Connors 5th career Grand Slam title, and his 3rd US Open title.

Women's singles edit

  Chris Evert defeated   Pam Shriver, 7–5, 6–4 [3]

  • It was Evert's 8th career Grand Slam title, and her 4th (consecutive) US Open title.

Men's doubles edit

  Bob Lutz /   Stan Smith defeated   Marty Riessen /   Sherwood Stewart, 1–6, 7–5, 6–3 [4]

Women's doubles edit

  Billie Jean King /   Martina Navratilova defeated   Kerry Melville Reid /   Wendy Turnbull, 7–6, 6–4 [3]

Mixed doubles edit

  Betty Stöve /   Frew McMillan defeated   Billie Jean King /   Ray Ruffels, 6–3, 7-6 [3]

Juniors edit

Boys' singles edit

  Per Hjertquist defeated   Stefan Simonsson, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6

Girls' singles edit

  Linda Siegel defeated   Ivanna Madruga, 6–4, 6-4

Notes edit

  1. ^ Due to Connors' victories in '74 on grass and '76 on clay, he is the only person—man or woman—to ever win this tournament on three different surfaces.

References edit

  1. ^ a b Harvey Araton (August 23, 2018). "The stories that would have been: the 1978 U.S. Open". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "ATP – 1978 US Open Men's Singles Draw". ATP.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "WTA – 1978 Tournaments – US Open" (PDF). WTA.
  4. ^ a b "ATP – 1978 US Open Men's Doubles Draw". ATP.
  5. ^ Mark Preston; E.J. Crawford & Joel Drucker. "The Greatest Achievements in US Open History". USTA.

External links edit

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