1968 US Open (tennis)
|1968 US Open|
|Date||29 August - 8 September|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
Forest Hills, Queens|
New York, USA
|Venue||West Side Tennis Club|
|23x15px Arthur Ashe|
|23x15px Virginia Wade|
|23x15px Robert Lutz / 23x15px Stan Smith|
|23x15px Maria Bueno / 23x15px Margaret Court|
|23x15px Mary-Ann Eisel / 23x15px Peter Curtis|
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. 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.
- • It was Ashe's 1st career Grand Slam singles title and his 1st and only at the US Open.
- • It was Wade's 1st career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st and only at the US Open.
- • It was Lutz's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.
- • It was Smith's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.
- • 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.
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.
- Dave Anderson (September 10, 1968). "Ashe Beats Okker to Win Tennis Open". The New York Times.
- "1968 US Open Men's Singles draw". ATP.
- "1968 US Open Women's Singles draw". ITF.
- "1968 US Open Men's Doubles draw". ATP.
- "1968 US Open Women's Doubles draw". ITF.
- "Mixed doubles US National Championships, Boston".
1968 Wimbledon Championships
|Grand Slams|| Succeeded by|
1969 Australian Open