1971 US Open – Women's Singles

1971 US Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1971 US Open
Champion Billie Jean King
Runner-up Rosemary Casals
Final score 6–4, 7–6

Two-time reigning champion Margaret Court did not defend her title. Billie Jean King defeated Rosemary Casals 6–4, 7–6 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1971 US Open.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Billie Jean King is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. Billie Jean King (Champion)
  2. Rosemary Casals (Runner-up)
  3. Virginia Wade (Withdrew before the tournament began)
  4. Kerry Melville Reid (Semifinalist)
  5. Françoise Dürr (Third round)
  6. Judy Tegart Dalton (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Nancy Richey (Third round)
  8. Julie Heldman (Third round)

Draw

Key

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

Final Eight

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Billie Jean King 6 7    
-   Laura DuPont 3 5    
  1   Billie Jean King 6 6    
  -   Chris Evert 3 2    
-   Lesley Hunt 6 2 3
  -   Chris Evert 4 6 6  
    1   Billie Jean King 6 7  
  2   Rosemary Casals 4 6  
  6   Judy Tegart Dalton 3 5    
4   Kerry Melville Reid 6 7    
  4   Kerry Melville Reid 4 3  
  2   Rosemary Casals 6 6    
-   Joyce Williams 4 6 4
  2   Rosemary Casals 6 2 6  

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 King 6 6
Arth 0 1 1 King 6 6
Gourlay Cawley 6 6 Gourlay Cawley 1 2
Kraft 3 4 1 King 6 6
Austin 6 0 6 Tuero 0 2
Stap 4 6 2 Austin 2 2
Tuero 6 3 7 Tuero 6 6
Ziegenfuss 1 6 6 1 King 6 7
7 Richey 6 6 Du Pont 3 5
Martinez 2 3 7 Richey 6 6
Subirats 6 6 Subirats 3 1
Stap 0 3 7 Richey 6 2 4
Du Pont 6 6 Du Pont 0 6 6
Footman 3 1 Du Pont 6 6
Sandberg 4 6 6 Sandberg 4 1
Hogan 6 3 2

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Gilchrist 7 7
Schallau 6 6 Gilchrist 7 6
Tenney 6 6 Tenney 5 4
Gonnerman 1 3 Gilchrist 1 1
Hunt 7 6 Hunt 6 6
Giscafré 5 0 Hunt 6 6
Downs 6 1 7 Downs 1 2
Cooper 2 6 5 Hunt 6 2 3
5 Dürr 6 6 Evert 4 6 6
Aucamp 4 0 5 Dürr 6 6
Liem 6 6 Liem 0 2
Reese 3 1 5 Dürr 6 2 3
Eisel 6 6 Evert 2 6 6
Holdsworth 0 2 Eisel 6 6 1
Evert 6 6 Evert 4 7 6
Buding 1 0

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Chanfreau 6 6
Sawamatsu 2 1 Chanfreau 6 6
Redondo 6 6 6 Redondo 3 3
Kaligis 7 2 3 Chanfreau 2 2
Newberry 6 6 6 Tegart Dalton 6 6
Pigeon 0 2 Newberry 2 4
6 Tegart Dalton 6 6 6 Tegart Dalton 6 6
Berner 0 1 6 Tegart Dalton 3 5
Pande 6 6 4 Melville Reid 6 7
Metcalf 3 3 Pande 6 6
Kemmer 6 7 Kemmer 2 4
Graebner 4 6 Pande 4 2
Teeguarden 6 2 6 4 Melville Reid 6 6
Molesworth 4 6 3 Teeguarden 0 3
4 Melville Reid 6 6 4 Melville Reid 6 6
Bakker 3 3

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Shaw 6 6
Hansen 1 1 Shaw 4 7 4
Williams 7 7 Williams 6 6 6
Hansen 6 5 Williams 7 6
Truman 6 6 8 Heldman 5 4
O'Hara 1 0 Truman 6 4 1
8 Heldman 6 6 8 Heldman 2 6 6
Gengler 4 3 Williams 4 6 4
Palmeová-West 6 6 2 Casals 6 2 6
Moran 2 3 Palmeová-West 7 6 3
Harris 6 6 Harris 6 7 6
Johnson 3 3 Harris 1 1
Overton 6 6 2 Casals 6 6
Harper 3 3 Overton 6 3 0
2 Casals 6 2 6 2 Casals 2 6 6
Stöve 3 6 3

External links

  • 1971 US Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw