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Doubles (Mexico), Mixed

Date24 – 26 October 1968
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationCentro Deportivo Chapultepec, Ciudad de México
Participants12 from 6 countries

Only six teams competed and none could be considered world-class. Mixed national teams were allowed to compete. The event was surprisingly won by the Soviet pair of Zaiga Jansone and Vladimir Korotkov in an era when no Soviet players could be considered world-class.

1Zaiga Jansone / Vladimir KorotkovURS
2Jane Bartkowicz (USA) / Ingo Buding (FRG)MIX
3Rosie Darmon / Pierre DarmonFRA
4Suzana Petersen (BRA) / Teimuraz K'ak'ulia (URS)MIX
5Patricia Montaño / Joaquín Loyo MayoMEX
6Valerie Ziegenfuss / Jim McManusUSA
DNSJulie Heldman / Herb FitzgibbonUSA
DNSMaría Eugenia Guzmán / Francisco GuzmánECU
DNSHelga Niessen / Jürgen FaßbenderFRG
DNSLourdes Góngora / Vicente ZarazúaMEX

Round One

Date24 October 1968
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #1Heldman / FitzgibbonUSAbye
Match #2Petersen (BRA) / K'ak'ulia (URS)MIXbye
Match #3Guzmán / GuzmánECUbye
Match #4Jansone / KorotkovURSGóngora / ZarazúaMEXwalkover
Match #524 OctDarmon / DarmonFRA6-1, 6-2Ziegenfuss / McManusUSA
Match #6Montaño / Loyo MayoMEXbye
Match #7Bartkowicz (USA) / Buding (FRG)MIXbye
Match #8Niessen / FaßbenderFRGbye


Date24 – 26 October 1968
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #1Petersen (BRA) / K'ak'ulia (URS)MIXHeldman / FitzgibbonUSAwalkover
Match #2Jansone / KorotkovURSGuzmán / GuzmánECUwalkover
Match #324 OctDarmon / DarmonFRA7-5, 1-6, 6-2Montaño / Loyo MayoMEX
Match #4Bartkowicz (USA) / Buding (FRG)MIXNiessen / FaßbenderFRGwalkover


Date25 October 1968
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final.
Match #125 OctJansone / KorotkovURSPetersen (BRA) / K'ak'ulia (URS)MIXwalkover
Match #225 OctBartkowicz (USA) / Buding (FRG)MIX3-6, 6-2, 6-1Darmon / DarmonFRA

Final Round

Date26 October 1968
Match 1/226 OctJansone / KorotkovURS7-5, 6-4Bartkowicz (USA) / Buding (FRG)MIX