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. 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.
|1978 US Open|
|Date||28 August – 10 September|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Location||Flushing Meadows, New York, United States|
|Venue||National Tennis Center|
|Jimmy Connors |
|Chris Evert |
|Bob Lutz / Stan Smith |
|Billie Jean King / Martina Navratilova |
|Betty Stöve / Frew McMillan |
1978 Wimbledon Championships
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by|
1978 Australian Open
1978 U.S. Open may refer to:
1978 U.S. Open (golf), a major golf tournament
1978 US Open (tennis), a Grand Slam tennis tournament1978 US Open – Men's Doubles
Bob Hewitt and Frew McMillan were the defending champions but lost in the quarterfinals to Marty Riessen and Sherwood Stewart.
Bob Lutz and Stan Smith won in the final 1–6, 7–5, 6–3 against Marty Riessen and Sherwood Stewart.1978 US Open – Men's Singles
Guillermo Vilas was the defending champion but lost in the fourth round to Butch Walts
Jimmy Connors defeated Björn Borg 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1978 US Open.1978 US Open – Mixed Doubles
Frew McMillan and Betty Stöve were the defending champions and successfully defended their title, defeating Billie Jean King and Ray Ruffels in the final, 6–3, 7-6.1978 US Open – Women's Doubles
Martina Navratilova and Betty Stöve were the defending champions, but competed this year with different partners.
Navratilova teamed up with Billie Jean King and successfully defended her title by defeating Kerry Reid and Wendy Turnbull 7–6, 6–4 in the final.
Stöve teamed up with Chris Evert and lost in first round to Betsy Nagelsen and Pam Shriver.1978 US Open – Women's Singles
Chris Evert was the three-time defending champion. She successfully defended her title, defeating Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1978 US Open.This would be Chris Evert's 4th consecutive US Open title, and Open Era record.
|Pre Open Era|