1978 US Open (tennis)

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.[4]

1978 US Open
Date28 August – 10 September
Edition98th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt
LocationFlushing Meadows, New York, United States
VenueNational Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Jimmy Connors [1]
Women's Singles
United States Chris Evert [2]
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Lutz / United States Stan Smith [3]
Women's Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / United States Martina Navratilova [2]
Mixed Doubles
Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan [2]

Seniors

Men's singles

United States Jimmy Connors[a] defeated Sweden Björn Borg, 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 [1]

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

Women's singles

United States Chris Evert defeated United States Pam Shriver, 7–5, 6–4 [2]

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

Men's doubles

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

Women's doubles

United States Billie Jean King / United States Martina Navratilova defeated Australia Kerry Melville Reid / Australia Wendy Turnbull, 7–6, 6–4 [2]

Mixed doubles

Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan defeated United States Billie Jean King / Australia Ray Ruffels, 6–3, 7-6 [2]

Juniors

Boys' singles

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

Girls' singles

United States Linda Siegel defeated Argentina Ivanna Madruga, 6–4, 6-4

Notes

  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

  1. ^ a b "ATP – 1978 US Open Men's Singles Draw". ATP.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "WTA – 1978 Tournaments – US Open" (PDF). WTA.
  3. ^ a b "ATP – 1978 US Open Men's Doubles Draw". ATP.
  4. ^ Mark Preston; E.J. Crawford & Joel Drucker. "The Greatest Achievements in US Open History". USTA.

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Preceded by
1978 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1978 Australian Open
1978 U.S. 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 tournament

1978 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
Open Era

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