1972 US Open – Women's Singles

1972 US Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1972 US Open
Champion Billie Jean King
Runner-up Kerry Melville
Final score 6–3, 7–5

Billie Jean King successfully defended her title, defeating Kerry Melville 6–3, 7–5 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1972 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. Evonne Goolagong (Third round)
  3. Chris Evert (Semifinalist)
  4. Rosie Casals (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Margaret Court (Semifinalist)
  6. Nancy Gunter (First round)
  7. Françoise Dürr (Third round)
  8. Virginia Wade (Quarterfinalist)
  9. Kerry Melville (Finalist)

Draw

Key

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

Final Eight

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Billie Jean King 6 7    
8   Virginia Wade 2 5    
  1   Billie Jean King 6 6    
  5   Margaret Court 4 4    
4   Rosie Casals 4 6 4
  5   Margaret Court 6 4 6  
    1   Billie Jean King 6 7  
  9   Kerry Melville 3 5  
  -   Olga Morozova 6 3 6  
3   Chris Evert 3 6 7  
  3   Chris Evert 4 2  
  9   Kerry Melville 6 6    
9   Kerry Melville 6 6  
  -   Pam Teeguarden 0 2    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 King 6 6
Hogan 3 2 1 King 6 6
Emanuel 7 4 6 Emanuel 1 3
Tuero 6 6 3 1 King 6 6
Walsh 7 3 6 Walsh 4 4
Liem 6 6 3 Walsh 7 3 6
Stap 4 6 6 Stap 5 6 4
Beattie 6 4 3 1 King 6 7
8 Wade 6 6 8 Wade 2 5
Fernández-De Soto 4 3 8 Wade 6 7
Anthony 2 6 6 Anthony 4 5
Newberry 6 2 3 8 Wade 6 6
Downs 6 6 Downs 3 2
Molesworth 2 4 Downs 6 7
Minford 6 6 Minford 4 6
Austin 1 1

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 Casals 6 6
Fuchs 1 2 4 Casals 6 6
Ziegenfuss 6 3 6 Ziegenfuss 3 4
Doerner 1 6 0 4 Casals 6 6
Bonicelli 6 6 Bonicelli 0 4
Berner 3 4 Bonicelli 6 7
Gilchrist 6 6 Gilchrist 2 6
Guzman 0 3 4 Casals 4 6 4
5 Court 6 6 5 Court 6 4 6
Metcalf 2 1 5 Court 6 6
Hawcroft 6 6 Hawcroft 0 0
Pinto-Bravo 3 4 5 Court 6 6
Appleby 6 6 Hunt 2 1
Moor 3 3 Appleby 1 0
Hunt 6 6 Hunt 6 6
Evert 2 1

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Overton 6 1 6
Nasuelli 1 6 2 Overton 2 2
Stöve 3 6 6 Stöve 6 6
Fleming 6 0 1 Stöve 3 5
Morozova 6 5 6 Morozova 6 7
Kemmer 3 7 0 Morozova 6 6
Sawamatsu 6 4 6 Sawamatsu 4 4
6 Gunter 4 6 3 Morozova 6 3 6
Heldman 4 6 6 3 Evert 3 6 7
Blake 6 4 3 Heldman 6 7
Du Pont 6 6 Du Pont 3 6
Alvarez 1 2 Heldman 1 2
Redondo 6 6 3 Evert 6 6
O'Shaughnessy 1 3 Redondo 1 2
3 Evert 6 6 3 Evert 6 6
Tenney 1 1

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Martinez 6 6
Vido 0 4 Martinez 4 2
9 Melville 6 6 9 Melville 6 6
Kroschina 2 4 9 Melville 1 6 6
Pigeon 6 6 7 Dürr 6 0 2
Vinton 1 1 Pigeon 7 1 4
7 Dürr 6 6 7 Dürr 6 6 6
Garcia 4 1 9 Melville 6 6
Teeguarden 6 6 Teeguarden 0 2
Sandberg 2 4 Teeguarden 6 6
Schallau 6 6 Schallau 4 4
Gourlay 4 3 Teeguarden 7 6
Krantzcke 6 6 2 Goolagong 5 1
Beaven 2 2 Krantzcke 3 5
2 Goolagong 6 6 2 Goolagong 6 7
Kirk 2 2

External links

  • 1972 US Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw