? Who was the last American to win the men's singles?
? Tony Trabert of Cincinnati beat Ken Rosewall 9-7, 6-3, 6-3 to win the title in 1955. Except for Peruvian Alex Olmedo in 1959, Australians have faced each other in the final round every year since 1955.
? a) What man holds the record for winning the most singles titles? b) What woman?
? a) Richard D. Sears (1881-1887), William A. Lamed (1901-1902. 1907-1911) and Bill Tilden (1920-1925, 1929) have all won the men's championship seven times, b) The women's record is also seven victories—Mrs. Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (1915-1916, 1918, 1920-1922, 1926) and Mrs. Helen Wills Moody (1923-1925, 1927-1929, 1931).
? What was the longest set ever played in a U.S. singles final?
? In 1949 Ted Schroeder beat fellow Californian Pancho Gonzalez in the first set, 18-16. The previous record had been a 16-14 set won by John Doeg over Frank Shields in 1930. Gonzalez, unlike Shields, was able to come back and take the match and the championship 16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
? What player was runner-up the most times in the championships?
? Little Bill Johnston, playing at the same time as Big Bill Tilden, was runner-up six times (1916, 1920, 1922-1925). Johnston, however, won the men's title in 1915 and 1919.