1976 Australian Open

The 1976 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Australia and was held from 26 December 1975 to 4 January 1976. It was the 64th edition of the Australian Open and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The singles titles were won by Australians Mark Edmondson and Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

1976 Australian Open
Date26 December 1975 – 4 January 1976
Edition64th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceGrass
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueKooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Mark Edmondson [1]
Women's Singles
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia John Newcombe / Australia Tony Roche [3]
Women's Doubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Australia Helen Gourlay Cawley [4]
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SeniorsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Mark Edmondson defeated   John Newcombe, 6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 6–1 [1]

  • It was Edmondson's 1st and only career Grand Slam singles title. Edmondson is the lowest ranked player ever to win a Grand Slam event.[5]

Women's singlesEdit

  Evonne Goolagong Cawley defeated   Renáta Tomanová, 6–2, 6–2 [2]

  • It was Goolagong's 5th career Grand Slam singles title and her 3rd title at the Australian Open.

Men's doublesEdit

  John Newcombe /   Tony Roche defeated   Ross Case /   Geoff Masters, 7–6, 6–4 [3]

Women's doublesEdit

  Evonne Goolagong Cawley /   Helen Gourlay Cawley defeated   Lesley Turner Bowrey /   Renáta Tomanová, 8–1 [4]

• It was Goolagong's 5th career Grand Slam doubles title and her 4th title at the Australian Open.
• It was Gourlay's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 2nd title at the Australian Open.

Mixed doublesEdit

No competition between 1970 and 1986.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1976 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia.
  2. ^ a b "1976 Women's Singles". Tennis Australia.
  3. ^ a b "1976 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia.
  4. ^ a b "1976 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia.
  5. ^ "Ten Greatest Upsets in Men's Tennis". CNN. 2 June 2009.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1975 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1976 French Open