Sporting Highlights for 1953

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1953.

Italian driver Alberto Ascari won the F1 driver's championships for the second straight time, driving a Ferrari on both occasions. He is the second only to Michael Schumacher to have won the driver's championship multiple times driving a Ferrari.

Ben Hogan, a nine-time major winner who has won all the four majors at least once, won the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open and The Open Championship, to become one of the very few to have won three majors in a calendar year.

Ken Rosewall won the Australian Open for his first grand slam title at just 18 years of age. He followed it up with a French Open title the same year. But Rosewall had a career unlike any other in men's tennis. With his fourth slam title coming at the US Open in 1956, he did not win a grand slam for another 11 years until the 1968 when the open era began. He won another four grand slam titles in the open era to finish his career with a total of eight slam titles.

Maureen Connolly Brinker won the golden slam that year, a feat that was achieved only by two other women in the history of women's tennis.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1953.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Ken Rosewall and Maureen Connolly
April Golf Masters won by Ben Hogan (2nd win)
May Tennis French Open won by Ken Rosewall and Maureen Connolly
June Golf US Open won by Ben Hogan
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Louison Bobet
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Vic Seixas and Maureen Connolly
July Golf British Open won by Ben Hogan
Aug Golf US PGA won by Walter Burkemo
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Tony Trabert and Maureen Connolly
Oct The Baseball World Series won by New York Yankees

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know. You can also send a comment below.


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