1962 in Sports - Tennis

Tennis

Australia

  • Australian Men's Singles Championship – Rod Laver (Australia) defeats Roy Emerson (Australia) 8–6, 0–6, 6–4, 6–4
  • Australian Women's Singles Championship – Margaret Smith Court (Australia) defeats Jan Lehane O'Neill (Australia) 6–0, 6–2

England

  • Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Rod Laver (Australia) defeats Martin Mulligan (Australia) 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
  • Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Karen Hantze Susman (USA) defeats Vera Pužejová Suková (Czechoslovakia) 6–4, 6–4

France

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

USA

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

Events

  • Rod Laver becomes only the second man in tennis history to win the Grand Slam in tennis.

Davis Cup

  • 1962 Davis Cup – Australia 5–0 Mexico at Milton Courts (grass) Brisbane, Australia

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