1971 US Open (tennis)
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1971 US Open Tennis

The 1971 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, USA. The tournament ran from 1 September until 12 September. It was the 91st staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1971.


Men's singles

United States Stan Smith defeated Czechoslovakia Jan Kode?, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(5-3)[1]

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

Women's singles

United States Billie Jean King defeated United States Rosemary Casals, 6-4, 7-6 [2]

o It was King's 6th career Grand Slam singles title, her 2nd during the Open Era and her 2nd at the US Open.

Men's doubles

Australia John Newcombe / United Kingdom Roger Taylor defeated United States Stan Smith / United States Erik van Dillen, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 4-6, [5-3] [3]

o It was Newcombe's 12th career Grand Slam doubles title, his 6th during the Open Era and his 2nd US Open and 1st of the open era.
o It was Taylor's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's doubles

United States Rosemary Casals / Australia Judy Tegart Dalton defeated France Gail Chanfreau / France Françoise Dürr, 6-3, 6-3 [2]

o It was Casals' 6th career Grand Slam doubles title, her 4th during the Open Era and her 2nd at the US Open.
o It was Tegart Dalton's 8th and last career Grand Slam doubles title, her 5th during the Open Era and her 2nd at the US Open.

Mixed doubles

United States Billie Jean King / Australia Owen Davidson defeated Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Robert Maud, 6-3, 7-5 [2]

Seeded players

Men's singles

  1. Australia John Newcombe (First Round, lost to Jan Kode?)
  2. United States Stanley Smith (Champion)
  3. United States Arthur Ashe (Semifinals, lost to Jan Kode?)
  4. Netherlands Tom Okker (Semifinals, lost to Stanley Smith)
  5. United States Marty Riessen (Quarterfinals, lost to Stanley Smith)
  6. United States Cliff Richey (Third Round, lost to Jim Osborne)
  7. United States Clark Graebner (Quarterfinals, lost to Tom Okker)
  8. Romania Ilie N?stase (Third Round, lost to Bob Carmichael)

Prize money

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [4] Men $20,000 $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,250 $900 $600 $300
Women $7,500 $3,750 $1,750 $1,250 - $625 $400 $150


  1. ^ a b "1991 US Open - Men's Singles". ATP.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "1971 US Open" (PDF). WTA.
  3. ^ a b "1971 US Open - Men's Doubles". ATP.
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1971). World of Tennis. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 108. ISBN 978-0362000917.

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