1962 Australian Championships

The 1962 Australian Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor Grass courts at the White City Tennis Club, Sydney, Australia from 5 January to 15 January. It was the 50th edition of the Australian Championships (now known as the Australian Open), the 14th held in Sydney, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The singles titles were taken by Rod Laver and Margaret Smith. Laver's win was the first step towards his first Grand Slam.

1962 Australian Championships
Date 5 January - 15 January
Edition 50th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Sydney, Australia
Venue White City Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Rod Laver
Women's Singles
Australia Margaret Smith
Men's Doubles
Australia Roy Emerson / Australia Neale Fraser
Women's Doubles
Australia Margaret Smith / Australia Robyn Ebbern
Mixed Doubles
Australia Lesley Turner / Australia Fred Stolle

Champions

Men's Singles

Australia Rod Laver defeated Australia Roy Emerson 8–6, 0–6, 6–4, 6–4 [1]

Women's Singles

Australia Margaret Smith defeated Australia Jan Lehane 6–0, 6–2 [2]

Men's Doubles

Australia Roy Emerson / Australia Neale Fraser defeated Australia Bob Hewitt / Australia Fred Stolle 4–6, 4–6, 6–1, 6–4, 11–9 [3]

Women's Doubles

Australia Margaret Smith / Australia Robyn Ebbern defeated United States Darlene Hard / Australia Mary Carter Reitano 6–4, 6–4 [4]

Mixed Doubles

Australia Lesley Turner / Australia Fred Stolle defeated United States Darlene Hard / United Kingdom Roger Taylor 6–3, 9–7 [5]

References

  1. ^ "1962 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia.
  2. ^ "1962 Women's Singles". Tennis Australia.
  3. ^ "1962 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia.
  4. ^ "1962 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia.
  5. ^ "1962 Mixed Doubles". Tennis Australia.

External links

Preceded by
1961 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1962 French Championships

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