1973 French Open – Women's Singles

1973 French Open – Women's Singles

1973 French Open
Champion   Margaret Court
Runner-up   Chris Evert
Final score   6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    -45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
WC Doubles    men    women  
French Open
 < 1972 1974 > 

Margaret Court defeated Chris Evert 6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1973 French Open.[1]

This tournament was notable for being the first Grand Slam appearance of future World No. 1 Martina Navratilova competed in the main draw.

Seeds

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

  1. Margaret Court (Champion)
  2. Chris Evert (Finalist)
  3. Virginia Wade (Third round)
  4. Evonne Goolagong (Semifinalist)
  5. Nancy Gunter (Third round)
  6. Françoise Dürr (Semifinalist)
  7. Helga Masthoff (Quarterfinalist)

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Margaret Court 6 6    
    Katja Ebbinghaus 2 3    
  1   Margaret Court 6 7    
  4   Evonne Goolagong 3 6    
4   Evonne Goolagong 7 6  
      Martina Navratilova 6 4    
    1   Margaret Court 6 7 6
  2   Chris Evert 7 6 4
  6   Françoise Dürr 6 1 6  
    Odile De Roubin 0 6 1  
  6   Françoise Dürr 1 0  
  2   Chris Evert 6 6    
7   Helga Masthoff 3 3  
  2   Chris Evert 6 6    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
  Teeguarden 1 2    
1   Court 6 6       1   Court 5 6 6  
Q   Darmon 1 1       Patricia Coleman 7 0 3  
  Patricia Coleman 6 6         1   Court 6 6    
Q   Pattison 4 4           Stöve 3 2    
  Gohn 6 6         Gohn 3 2  
Q   Bouteleux 5 3       Stöve 6 6    
  Stöve 7 6         1   Court 6 6  
Q   Wikstedt 6 4 2         Ebbinghaus 2 3  
  Fayter 4 6 6       Fayter 4 6 2  
  Palmeová-West 6 2 1   Q   Bostrom 6 2 6  
Q   Bostrom 2 6 6       Q   Bostrom 2 3  
Q   Guedy 3 3           Ebbinghaus 6 6    
  Ebbinghaus 6 6         Ebbinghaus 5 7 6
  Sugiarto 4 2       Sandberg 7 5 2  
  Sandberg 6 6    

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
  Schaar 2 2    
4   Goolagong 6 6       4   Goolagong 6 6    
  Fernández-De Soto 4 5       Morozova 3 3    
  Morozova 6 7         4   Goolagong 6 6    
  Coles 6 4           Fuchs 0 3    
  Du Pont 7 6         Du Pont 1 6 1
  Ruzici 3 6 8     Fuchs 6 2 6  
  Fuchs 6 3 10       4   Goolagong 7 6  
  Turnbull 1 2           Navratilova 6 4  
5   Gunter 6 6       5   Gunter 6 5 7  
Q   Marzano 7 0 5     Rossouw 3 7 5  
  Rossouw 6 6 7       5   Gunter 3 3  
Q   Kozeluhova 4 3           Navratilova 6 6    
  Navratilova 6 6         Navratilova 7 6  
Q   Perea-Alcalá 4 2       Giscafré 5 4    
  Giscafré 6 6    

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
  Orth 6 2 1  
  Young 4 6 6       Young 3 2    
LL   Ibarra 2 1       Bonicelli 6 6    
  Bonicelli 6 6           Bonicelli 2 1    
  Kaligis 4 6         6   Dürr 6 6    
  Bentzer 6 7         Bentzer 2 2  
  Neumanova 2 2     6   Dürr 6 6    
6   Dürr 6 6         6   Dürr 6 1 6
  Simionescu 4 3           De Roubin 0 6 1
  De Roubin 6 6         De Roubin 6 1 6  
  Szell 5 6 9     Nasuelli 2 6 2  
  Nasuelli 7 1 11         De Roubin 1 6 6
  Hogan 0 4         3   Wade 6 2 3  
  Vopickova 6 6         Vopickova 3 1  
  Szorenyi 1 3     3   Wade 6 6    
3   Wade 6 6    

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
  Birioukova 1 6    
  Kemmer 6 7         Kemmer 2 4    
  Hösl 7 4 2     Pretorius 6 6    
  Pretorius 5 6 6         Pretorius 2 6 2  
  Yang 6 4         7   Masthoff 6 4 6  
  Walsh 7 6         Walsh 3 6 0
  Paish 4 2     7   Masthoff 6 3 6  
7   Masthoff 6 6         7   Masthoff 6 6  
  Schallau 3 1         2   Evert 3 3  
  Sawamatsu 6 6         Sawamatsu 6 1 5  
  Chmyreva 4 3       Tomanová 3 6 7  
  Tomanová 6 6           Tomanová 2 3  
  Downs 1 3         2   Evert 6 6    
Q   Goto 6 6       Q   Goto 0 1  
  Tesch 1 0     2   Evert 6 6    
2   Evert 6 6    

References

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 396.  

External links

  • 1973 French Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw