1972 Australian Open
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1972 Australian Open

1972 Australian Open
Date26 December 1971 - 3 January 1972
Edition60th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceGrass
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueKooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Ken Rosewall [1]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Virginia Wade [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia Owen Davidson / Australia Ken Rosewall [3]
Women's Doubles
Australia Kerry Harris / Australia Helen Gourlay [4]
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The 1972 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Australia and was held from 26 December 1971 to 3 January 1972. It was the 60th edition of the Australian Open and the first Grand Slam of the year.

Finals

Men's Singles

Australia Ken Rosewall defeated Australia Malcolm Anderson 7-6(7-2), 6-3, 7-5 [1]

  • It was Rosewall's 16th career Grand Slam title (his 8th in singles) and his 6th Australian title.

Women's Singles

United Kingdom Virginia Wade defeated Australia Evonne Goolagong 6-4, 6-4 [2]

  • It was Wade's 2nd career Grand Slam title and her 1st Australian title.

Men's Doubles

Australia Owen Davidson / Australia Ken Rosewall defeated Australia Ross Case / Australia Geoff Masters 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 [3]

  • It was Davidson's 1st career Grand Slam title and his only Australian title. It was Rosewall's 17th career Grand Slam title and his 7th and last Australian title.

Women's Doubles

Australia Helen Gourlay / Australia Kerry Harris defeated Australia Patricia Coleman / Australia Karen Krantzcke 6-0, 6-4 [4]

  • It was Gourlay's 1st career Grand Slam title and her 1st Australian title. It was Harris' only career Grand Slam title and her only Australian title.

Mixed Doubles

Competition not held between 1970 and 1986.

References

  1. ^ a b "1972 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia.
  2. ^ a b "1972 Women's Singles". Tennis Australia.
  3. ^ a b "1972 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia.
  4. ^ a b "1972 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia.

External links


Preceded by
1971 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by

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