1953 Australian Championships

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1953 Australian Championships
Date 9 January – 17 January
Edition 41st
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Melbourne, Australia
Venue Kooyong Stadium
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Ken Rosewall
Women's Singles
United States Maureen Connolly
Men's Doubles
Australia Lew Hoad / Australia Ken Rosewall
Women's Doubles
United States Maureen Connolly / United States Julia Sampson
Mixed Doubles
United States Julia Sampson / United States Rex Hartwig
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The 1953 Australian Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor Grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia from 9 January to 17 January. It was the 41st edition of the Australian Championships (now known as the Australian Open), the 12th held in Melbourne, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. American Maureen Connolly won the women's singles, the first step towards the first Grand Slam by a woman. Australian Ken Rosewall won the men's singles title.

Champions

Men's Singles

Australia Ken Rosewall defeated Australia Mervyn Rose 6–0, 6–3, 6–4


Women's Singles

United States Maureen Connolly defeated United States Julia Sampson 6–3, 6–2


Men's Doubles

Australia Lew Hoad / Australia Ken Rosewall defeated Australia Don Candy / Australia Mervyn Rose 9–11, 6–4, 10–8, 6–4 [1]


Women's Doubles

United States Maureen Connolly / United States Julia Sampson defeated Australia Mary Bevis Hawton / Australia Beryl Penrose 6–4, 6–2 [2]


Mixed Doubles

United States Julia Sampson / United States Rex Hartwig defeated United States Maureen Connolly / United States Ham Richardson 6–4, 6–3 [3]

References

  1. ^ "1953 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
  2. ^ "1953 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
  3. ^ "1953 Mixed Doubles". Tennis Australia. 

External links

  • Australian Open official website


Preceded by
1952 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1953 French Championships
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