1959 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

The 1959 U.S. National Championships (now known as the US Open) was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor grass courts at two locations in the United States. The men's and women's singles as well as the mixed doubles were played from September 4 through September 13 at the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills in New York while the men's and women's doubles were held at the Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts from August 16 though August 23, 1959. It was the 79th staging of the U.S. National Championships, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of the year. Neale Fraser] and Maria Bueno won the singles titles.[1]

1959 U.S. National Championships
DateAugust 16–23[a]
September 4–13[b]
Edition79th
CategoryGrand Slam (ILTF)
SurfaceGrass
LocationChestnut Hill, Massachusetts[a]
Forest Hills, Queens, New York[b]
United States
VenueLongwood Cricket Club[a]
West Side Tennis Club[b]
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Neale Fraser
Women's Singles
Brazil Maria Bueno
Men's Doubles
Australia Neale Fraser / Australia Roy Emerson
Women's Doubles
United States Jeanne Arth / United States Darlene Hard
Mixed Doubles
United States Margaret Osborne / Australia Neale Fraser

Champions

Men's Singles

Australia Neale Fraser (AUS) defeated United States Alex Olmedo (USA) 6–3, 5–7, 6–2, 6–4

Women's Singles

Brazil Maria Bueno (BRA) defeated United Kingdom Christine Truman (UK) 6–1, 6–4

Men's doubles

Australia Neale Fraser (AUS) / Australia Roy Emerson (AUS) defeated United States Alex Olmedo (USA) / United States Earl Buchholz (USA) 3–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 7–5 [2]

Women's doubles

United States Jeanne Arth (USA) / United States Darlene Hard (USA) defeated Brazil Maria Bueno (BRA) / United States Sally Moore (USA) 6–2, 6–3 [3]

Mixed doubles

United States Margaret Osborne (USA) / Australia Neale Fraser (AUS) defeated United States Janet Hopps (USA) / Australia Bob Mark (AUS) 7–5, 13–15, 6–2 [4]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Men's and women's doubles
  2. ^ a b c Men's and women's singles and mixed doubles

References

  1. ^ C.M. Jones, ed. (1960). Dawson's International Lawn Tennis Almanac. London: Dawson's of Pall Mall. pp. 167–171.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 477. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ "Scoreboard". Sports Illustrated. Vol. 11 no. 9. August 31, 1959. p. 5.
  4. ^ Collins, p. 482

External links

Preceded by
1959 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1960 Australian Championships
1959 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

Neale Fraser defeated Alex Olmedo 6–3, 5–7, 6–2, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1959 U.S. National Championships.

1959 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

First-seeded Maria Bueno defeated Christine Truman 6–1, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1959 U.S. National Championships.

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