1973 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1973 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1973 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Billie Jean King
Runner-up Chris Evert
Final score 6-0, 7-5

Billie Jean King defeated Chris Evert 6–0, 7–5 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1973 Wimbledon Championships. Martina Navratilova appeared in the main singles draw of Wimbledon for the first time, the first of 22 consecutive appearances at the championships.

Seeds

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

  1. Margaret Court (Semifinalist)
  2. Billie Jean King (Champion)
  3. Evonne Goolagong (Semifinalist)
  4. Chris Evert (Finalist)
  5. Rosie Casals (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Virginia Wade (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Kerry Melville (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Olga Morozova (Quarterfinalist)

Draw

Key

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

Finals

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

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1   Court 6 6    
      Krantzcke 2 3    
      1   Court 6 6    
        Latham 2 3    
      Latham 6 6  
      Pryde 1 1    
      1   Court 6 6  
        Coles 1 4  
      Coles 6 6    
      Fayter 3 3    
        Coles 6 6  
        Moor 2 1    
      Moor 3 6 7
      Kaligis 6 0 5  
 

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8   Morozova 7 6    
      Coleman 5 2    
      8   Morozova 7 6    
        Williams 5 3    
      Joyce Williams (tennis) 6 9  
      Giscafré 4 8    
      8   Morozova 7 6  
        Bentzer 5 1  
      Walhof 7 1    
      Newberry 9 6    
        Newberry 1 6 3
        Bentzer 6 4 6  
      Charles 4 2  
      Bentzer 6 6    
 

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Evert 6 6
Bonicelli 3 3 4 Evert 6 6
Gohn 6 6 Gohn 0 1
Tomanová 4 0 4 Evert 6 6
Heldman 6 8 Heldman 3 1
Shaw 1 6 Heldman 6 6
Schaar 6 6 Schaar 2 1
Neumannová 3 3 4 Evert 6 3 8
Barker 6 6 Young 3 6 6
Sugiarto 0 4 Barker 6 4 3
Blachford 6 2 6 Blachford 3 6 6
Brasher 0 6 2 Blachford 5 6 0
Redondo 6 2 6 Young 7 4 6
Ebbinghaus 1 6 2 Redondo 3 1
Young 6 7 Young 6 6
Burton 4 5

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Casals 6 6
Kirk 0 1 5 Casals 6 6
Mappin 6 6 Mappin 3 4
Rossouw 4 3 5 Casals 7 7
Fretz 6 6 Fretz 5 5
Mottram 1 3 Fretz 6 6
Berner 6 6 Berner 4 3
Simionescu 4 2 5 Casals 6 6
Ziegenfuss 6 8 6 Kemmer 3 3
Gurdal 2 9 3 Ziegenfuss 6 2 6
Fleming 6 8 Fleming 4 6 3
Tenney 0 6 Ziegenfuss 9 4 3
Kemmer 6 6 Kemmer 8 6 6
Gourlay 1 3 Kemmer 7 6
Boshoff 9 6 Boshoff 5 4
Anthony 8 4

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Dürr 6 6
Colman 3 0 Dürr 6 6
Vopickova 6 1 8 Vopickova 2 1
Molesworth 3 6 6 Dürr 6 2 6
Kroschina 6 6 Kroschina 4 6 0
Dixon 3 4 Kroschina 3 6 6
Wikstedt 6 8 9 Wikstedt 6 0 2
Coe 0 9 7 Dürr 6 3 5
Sawamatsu 6 6 6 Wade 4 6 7
Pachta 2 2 Sawamatsu 7 5 5
Teeguarden 6 6 Teeguarden 5 7 7
De Roubin 4 2 Teeguarden 2 3
Bostrom 6 7 6 Wade 6 6
Pigeon 3 5 Bostrom 5 2
6 Wade 3 6 6 6 Wade 7 6
Fromholtz 6 2 1

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Fuchs 1 6 6
Tuero 6 3 2 Fuchs 3 2
Hogan 7 6 6 Hogan 6 6
Doerner 9 4 4 Hogan 6 6
Navratilova 6 6 Navratilova 4 4
Janes 1 4 Navratilova 8 6
Du Pont 6 6 Du Pont 6 4
Goto 2 2 Hogan 0 1
Fernández-De Soto 7 6 6 3 Goolagong 6 6
Walsh 9 2 4 Fernández-De Soto 3 3
Turnbull 4 6 6 Turnbull 6 6
Tindle 6 1 4 Turnbull 4 1
Cooper 6 6 3 Goolagong 6 6
Downs 0 4 Cooper 3 1
3 Goolagong 6 6 3 Goolagong 6 6
Stöve 3 3

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
      Sandberg 6 4 7  
      Beaven 2 6 5  
        Sandberg 1 0    
        Michel 6 6    
      Stap 4 4  
      Michel 6 6    
        Michel 2 6 4
      7   Melville 6 3 6
      Overton 2 7 2  
      Walkden 6 5 6  
        Walkden 1 1  
      7   Melville 6 6    
      Kloss 1 4  
    7   Melville 6 6    
 

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
      Gilchrist-Paish 3 2    
      Hunt 6 6    
        Hunt 6 6    
        Schallau 2 3    
      Kiyomura 6 2 4
      Schallau 1 6 6  
        Hunt 4 7 0
      2   King 6 5 6
      Harris 6 6    
      Ruzici 1 3    
        Harris 2 3  
      2   King 6 6    
      Bassi 0 2  
    2   King 6 6    
 

External links

  • 1973 Wimbledon Championships on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw