September 9, 1956 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

US National Championship Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ken Rosewall wins his 1st US title, beating Lew Hoad 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Shirley Fry Irvin beats Althea Gibson 6-3, 6-4 for her only US singles crown