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1973 US Open (tennis)

1973 edition of the US Open Tennis Championships

Top 3 1973 US Open (tennis) related articles

1973 US Open
Date27 August – 9 September
Edition93rd
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceGrass
LocationForest Hills, Queens, United States
VenueWest Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
John Newcombe [1]
Women's Singles
Margaret Court [2]
Men's Doubles
Owen Davidson / John Newcombe [3]
Women's Doubles
Margaret Court / Virginia Wade [2]
Mixed Doubles
Billie Jean King / Owen Davidson [2]
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The 1973 US Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, in New York City, United States. The tournament ran from 27 August until 9 September. It was the 93rd staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1973. It was the first year the boy's championship was held. The 1973 US Open was the first Grand Slam offering equal prize money to both men and women.[4]

1973 US Open (tennis) Intro articles: 4

Seniors

Men's singles

John Newcombe defeated Jan Kodeš, 6–4, 1–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3 [1]

• It was Newcombe's 6th career Grand Slam singles title, his 4th in the Open Era and his 2nd and last title at the US Open.

Women's singles

Margaret Court defeated Evonne Goolagong, 7–6, 5–7, 6–2 [2]

• It was Court's 24th and last career Grand Slam singles title, her 11th in the Open Era and her 5th title at the US Open.

Men's doubles

Owen Davidson / John Newcombe defeated Rod Laver / Ken Rosewall, 7–5, 2–6, 7–5, 7–5 [3]

• It was Davidson's 2nd and last career Grand Slam doubles title and his 1st and only title at the US Open.
• It was Newcombe's 15th career Grand Slam doubles title, his 9th in the Open Era and his 3rd and last title at the US Open.

Women's doubles

Margaret Court / Virginia Wade defeated Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King, 3–6, 6–3, 7–5 [2]

Mixed doubles

Billie Jean King / Owen Davidson defeated Margaret Court / Marty Riessen, 6–3, 3–6, 7–6 [2]

1973 US Open (tennis) Seniors articles: 19

Juniors

Boys' singles

Billy Martin defeated Colin Dowdeswell, 4–6, 6–3, 6-2

1973 US Open (tennis) Juniors articles: 3

Prize money

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [5] Men $25,000 $12,000 $5,500 $2,500 $1,250 $800 $400 $200
Women $25,000 $12,000 $5,500 $2,500 - $1,250 $800 $400

Total prize money for the event was $227,200.

References

  1. ^ a b "1973 US Open – Men's Singles". ATP.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "1973 US Open" (PDF). WTA.
  3. ^ a b "1973 US Open – Men's Doubles". ATP.
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1974). World of Tennis. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 61. ISBN 978-0362001679.
  5. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1974). World of Tennis. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 63. ISBN 978-0362001679.

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Preceded by
1973 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1974 Australian Open