1974 US Open – Women's Singles

1974 US Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1974 US Open
Champion Billie Jean King
Runner-up Evonne Goolagong
Final score 3–6, 6–3, 7–5

Reigning champion Margaret Court did not defend her title. Billie Jean King defeated Evonne Goolagong 3–6, 6–3, 7–5 in the final to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1974 US Open.

Contents

  • Seeds 1
  • Draw 2
    • Key 2.1
    • Final Eight 2.2
    • Earlier rounds 2.3
      • Section 1 2.3.1
      • Section 2 2.3.2
      • Section 3 2.3.3
      • Section 4 2.3.4
  • External links 3

Seeds

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

  1. Chris Evert (Semifinalist)
  2. Billie Jean King (Champion)
  3. Olga Morozova (Withdrew before the tournament began)
  4. Kerry Melville (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Evonne Goolagong (Finalist)
  6. Rosie Casals (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Virginia Wade (Second round)
  8. Lesley Hunt (Quarterfinalist)

Draw

Key

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

Final Eight

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  2   Billie Jean King 6 7    
6   Rosie Casals 1 6    
  2   Billie Jean King 2 6 6  
      Julie Heldman 6 3 1  
    Julie Heldman 7 7  
      Nancy Gunter 5 6    
    2   Billie Jean King 3 6 7
  5   Evonne Goolagong 6 3 5
  5   Evonne Goolagong 6 7    
4   Kerry Melville 4 5    
  5   Evonne Goolagong 6 6 6
  1   Chris Evert 0 7 3  
8   Lesley Hunt 6 3  
  1   Chris Evert 7 6    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
2 King 6 6
Fernández-De Soto 2 2 2 King 6 6
Walsh 6 6 Walsh 0 1
Tenney 3 3 2 King 6 6
Nagelsen 6 6 6 Nagelsen 4 2
Neumannová 7 2 3 Nagelsen 6 6
Teeguarden 6 6 Teeguarden 3 3
Overton 3 1 2 King 6 7
6 Casals 6 6 6 Casals 1 6
Downs 2 2 6 Casals 6 6
Kloss 6 4 7 Kloss 3 4
Newberry 2 6 5 6 Casals 7 6
Simionescu 7 7 Fromholtz 6 2
Ganz 5 6 Simionescu 6 2 4
Fromholtz 6 6 Fromholtz 1 6 6
Du Pont 1 2

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Navratilova 3 7 7
Fox 6 5 6 Navratilova 6 6
Stöve 6 6 Stöve 2 2
Fuchs 4 2 Navratilova 4 4
Heldman 6 6 Heldman 6 6
Harper 0 1 Heldman 2 6 6
Young 6 6 Young 6 3 4
Fayter 2 1 Heldman 7 7
7 Wade 6 6 Gunter 5 6
Schallau 1 1 7 Wade 6 6 5
Kiyomura 6 6 Kiyomura 7 2 7
Michel 3 0 Kiyomura 2 2
Faulkner 2 6 6 Gunter 6 6
Ruzici 6 3 3 Faulkner 6 1 3
Gunter 6 2 6 Gunter 4 6 6
O'Neil 1 6 2

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Peisachov 6 7
Charles 2 5 Peisachov 6 5 5
Ebbinghaus 6 6 Ebbinghaus 4 7 7
Fleming 1 0 Ebbinghaus 0 0
Zwaan 1 6 6 5 Goolagong 6 6
Krantzcke 6 2 3 Zwaan 1 2
5 Goolagong 6 6 5 Goolagong 6 6
Evert 3 0 5 Goolagong 6 7
Meyer 6 6 4 Melville 4 5
Anthony 4 2 Meyer 7 6
Martinez 6 6 6 Martinez 6 4
Kuykendall 7 1 4 Meyer 6 6 1
Latham 6 6 4 Melville 7 1 6
Stap 4 2 Latham 3 6
4 Melville 4 4 Melville 6 7
Pinto-Bravo 0 r.

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Dürr 6 6
Haas 3 4 Dürr 5 6
Mappin 6 3 6 Mappin 7 7
Antonoplis 4 6 2 Mappin 2 0
Jaušovec 6 6 8 Hunt 6 6
Kemmer 4 2 Jaušovec 2 3
8 Hunt 6 7 8 Hunt 6 6
Sawamatsu 4 5 8 Hunt 6 3
Beaven 6 4 6 1 Evert 7 6
Sparre 4 6 0 Beaven 1 2
Hogan 6 6 Hogan 6 6
Greer 2 0 Hogan 2 2
Gourlay 1 6 6 1 Evert 6 6
Giscafré 6 2 2 Gourlay 1 1
1 Evert 6 6 1 Evert 6 6
Chanfreau 1 1

External links

  • 1974 US Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw
  • 1974 US Open on WTAtennis.com, the historical drawsheet