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February 1, 1960 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

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Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Championships Men's Tennis: In a classic all-Australian final Rod Laver beats Neale Fraser 5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6; Laver's first Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith wins first of 11 Australian singles titles; beats fellow Australian Jan Lehane 7-5, 6-2