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1968 US Open (tennis)

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Edition  88th
Prize money  $100,000
Category  Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface  Grass
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Date  29 August - 8 September
Location  Forest Hills, Queens New York, United States

Best of five arthur ashe vs tom okker 1968 us open

The 1968 US Open (formerly known as U.S. National Championships) was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills in New York, United States. The tournament ran from 29 August until 8 September. It was the 88th staging of the tournament and the fourth Grand Slam event of 1968. It was the first edition of the tournament in the Open Era of tennis and as such for the first time offered prize money, totaling $100,000. Arthur Ashe and Virginia Wade won the singles titles. Ashe was still registered as an amateur and therefore not entitled to the $14,000 first-prize money, which instead went to runner-up Tom Okker, while Wade earned $6,000. Frank Parker, at the age of 52, lost to eventual champion Arthur Ashe in the second round, and still holds the record for the oldest man to compete in a Grand Slam singles tournament.


1968 us open wade vs king

Men's singles

Arthur Ashe defeated Tom Okker, 14–12, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

• It was Ashe's 1st career Grand Slam singles title and his 1st and only at the US Open.

Women's singles

Virginia Wade defeated Billie Jean King, 6–4, 6–2

• It was Wade's 1st career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st and only at the US Open.

Men's doubles

Bob Lutz / Stan Smith defeated Arthur Ashe / Andrés Gimeno, 11–9, 6–1, 7–5

• It was Lutz's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title. • It was Smith's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's doubles

Maria Bueno / Margaret Court defeated Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King, 4–6, 9–7, 8–6

• It was Bueno's 11th and last career Grand Slam doubles title and her 4th at the US Open. • It was Court's 10th career Grand Slam doubles title and her 2nd at the US Open.

Mixed doubles

No mixed doubles at the 1968 US Open. Results often seen are those of the 1968 US National Championships held a month earlier in Boston.


1968 US Open (tennis) Wikipedia

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