1968 US Open – Women's Singles

1968 US Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1968 US Open
Champion Virginia Wade
Runner-up Billie Jean King
Final score 6–4, 6–2

Virginia Wade defeated Billie Jean King 6–4, 6–2 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1968 US Open.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Virginia Wade is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. Billie Jean King (Runner-up)
  2. Ann Haydon-Jones (Semifinalist)
  3. Judy Tegart Dalton (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Margaret Court (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Maria Bueno (Semifinalist)
  6. Virginia Wade (Champion)
  7. Mary-Ann Eisel (First round)
  8. Kristy Pigeon (Second round)

Draw

Key

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Billie Jean King 6 3 6  
-   Maryna Godwin 3 6 3  
  1   Billie Jean King 3 6 6  
  5   Maria Bueno 6 4 2  
4   Margaret Court 5 6 3
  5   Maria Bueno 7 2 6  
    1   Billie Jean King 4 2  
  6   Virginia Wade 6 6  
  6   Virginia Wade 6 6    
3   Judy Tegart 3 2    
  6   Virginia Wade 7 6  
  2   Ann Jones 5 1    
-   Peaches Bartkowicz 8 3  
  2   Ann Jones 10 6    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 King 6 6
Vuskalns 1 0 1 King 6 6
Tym 6 6 Tym 1 4
Footman 0 1 1 King 8 6
Carter 6 7 Carter 6 3
Capozzi 1 5 Carter 6 6
Lamm 3 9 6 Lamm 4 2
Gengler 6 7 3 1 King 6 3 6
8 Pigeon 6 6 Godwin 3 6 3
Moore 3 4 8 Pigeon 5 4
Godwin 6 6 Godwin 7 6
Adams 4 2 Godwin 2 7 6
Schiffman 5 6 7 Harter 6 5 3
Herrick 7 4 5 Schiffman 0 1
Harter 6 4 6 Harter 6 6
Netter 4 6 4

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 Court 6 6
Fisher 0 1 4 Court 4 6 6
Heldman 6 6 Heldman 6 2 1
Matzner 2 1 4 Court 6 6
Du Pont 7 6 Dürr 3 3
Lowdon 5 2 Du Pont 1 5
Dürr 6 6 Dürr 6 7
Ziegenfuss 0 1 4 Court 5 6 3
5 Bueno 6 6 5 Bueno 7 2 6
Grant 1 4 5 Bueno 2 6 6
Martinez 6 6 Martinez 6 2 4
Moore 4 4 5 Bueno 0 6 6
Hogan 11 6 Hogan 6 2 1
Lyman 9 3 Hogan 6 6
Christenson 2 6 6 Christenson 1 1
O'Hara 6 3 4

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Casals 6 6
Aschner 3 2 Casals 6 6
Pratt 7 3 6 Pratt 1 3
Austin 5 6 2 Casals 4 5
Cody 3 6 6 6 Wade 6 7
Bailey 6 1 3 Cody 3 3
6 Wade 6 3 6 6 Wade 6 6
De Fina 3 6 3 6 Wade 6 6
Tuero 6 6 3 Tegart 3 2
Reed 1 1 Tuero 6 1 7
Krantzcke 6 6 Krantzcke 4 6 5
Gonnerman 1 0 Tuero 5 2
Maclennan 6 4 11 3 Tegart 7 6
Kanarek 4 6 9 Maclennan 0 2
3 Tegart 6 6 3 Tegart 6 6
Dixon 0 1

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Jones 6 6
Carol Hunter 2 3 Jones 4 15 2
Overton 6 7 Overton 6 13 6
Davenport 3 5 Overton 3 2
Bartkowicz 6 6 Bartkowicz 6 6
Graebner 1 2 Bartkowicz 7 6
Williams 7 2 6 Williams 5 2
7 Eisel 5 6 4 Bartkowicz 8 3
Rogers 6 6 2 Jones 10 6
Vest 3 4 Rogers 11 6
Rossouw Rossouw 9 1
Spinoza w/o Rogers 0 6 1
Stewart 6 6 2 Jones 6 4 6
Kincaid 4 4 Stewart 1 0
2 Jones 6 6 2 Jones 6 6
Teeguarden 3 1

External links

  • 1968 US Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw