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1968 US Open (tennis)

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1968 US Open
Date 29 August - 8 September
Edition 88th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Forest Hills, Queens
New York, USA
Venue West Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
23x15px Arthur Ashe
Women's Singles
23x15px Virginia Wade
Men's Doubles
23x15px Robert Lutz / 23x15px Stan Smith
Women's Doubles
23x15px Maria Bueno / 23x15px Margaret Court
Mixed Doubles
23x15px Mary-Ann Eisel / 23x15px Peter Curtis
US Open
 < 1967 1969 > 

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, USA. The tournament ran from 29 August until 8 September. It was the 88th staging of the tournament, the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1968 and the first US Open of the Open Era. Arthur Ashe and Virginia Wade won the singles titles.[1] 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.

Champions

Men's singles

23x15px Arthur Ashe defeated 23x15px Tom Okker,[2] 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

23x15px Virginia Wade defeated 23x15px Billie Jean King,[3] 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

23x15px Bob Lutz / 23x15px Stan Smith defeated 23x15px Arthur Ashe / 23x15px Andrés Gimeno,[4] 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

23x15px Maria Bueno / 23x15px Margaret Court defeated 23x15px Rosemary Casals / 23x15px Billie Jean King,[5] 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.[6]

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Preceded by
1968 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1969 Australian Open