1954 in Sports - Tennis

Tennis

Australia

  • Australian Men's Singles Championship – Mervyn Rose (Australia) defeats Rex Hartwig (Australia) 6–2, 0–6, 6–4, 6–2
  • Australian Women's Singles Championship – Thelma Coyne Long (Australia) defeats Jenny Staley Hoad (Australia) 6–3, 6–4

England

  • Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Jaroslav Drobný (Egypt) defeats Ken Rosewall (Australia) 13–11, 4–6, 6–2, 9–7
  • Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Maureen Connolly Brinker (USA) defeats Louise Brough Clapp (USA) 6–2, 7–5

France

  • French Men's Singles Championship –
  • French Women's Singles Championship –

USA

  • American Men's Singles Championship –
  • American Women's Singles Championship –

Davis Cup

  • 1954 Davis Cup – United States 3–2 Australia at White City Stadium (grass) Sydney, Australia

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