1968 French Open – Women's Singles

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1968 French Open
Champion   United States Nancy Richey
Runner-up   United Kingdom Ann Jones
Final score   5–7, 6–4, 6–1
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
 < 1967 1969 > 

Nancy Richey defeated Ann Jones 5–7, 6–4, 6–1 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1968 French Open.[1]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Billie Jean King (Semifinalist)
  2. United Kingdom Ann Jones (Finalist)
  3. France Françoise Dürr (Fourth round)
  4. United States Rosie Casals (Fourth round)
  5. United States Nancy Richey (Champion)
  6. Australia Kerry Melville (Fourth round)
  7. Czechoslovakia Vlasta Vopickova (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Brazil Maria Bueno (Quarterfinalist)
  1. South Africa Patricia Walkden (Fourth round)
  2. Italy Lea Pericoli (Second round)
  3. South Africa Annette Du Plooy (Semifinalist)
  4. Soviet Union Galina Baksheeva (Fourth round)
  5. Mexico Elena Subirats (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Australia Gail Sherriff (Quarterfinalist)
  7. West Germany Edda Buding (Fourth round)
  8. France Monique Salfati (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  United States Billie Jean King 6 6    
8  Brazil Maria Bueno 4 4    
  1  United States Billie Jean King 6 3 4  
  5  United States Nancy Richey 2 6 6  
13  Mexico Elena Subirats 1 0  
  5  United States Nancy Richey 6 6    
    5  United States Nancy Richey 5 6 6
  2  United Kingdom Ann Jones 7 4 1
  11  South Africa Annette Du Plooy 8 6    
14  Australia Gail Sherriff 6 3    
  11  South Africa Annette Du Plooy 5 3  
  2  United Kingdom Ann Jones 7 6    
7  Czechoslovakia Vlasta Vopickova 2 1  
  2  United Kingdom Ann Jones 6 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  United States King 6 6    
     France Rouchon 2 2    
      1  United States King 6 6    
       Ecuador Zuleta 1 0    
     Bulgaria Berberian w/o    
     Ecuador Zuleta        
      1  United States King 7 6  
       Australia Hunt 5 1  
    16  France Salfati 7 2 3  
     Australia Hunt 5 6 6  
       Australia Hunt 6 7  
       Italy Gordigiani 1 5    
     Australia Hole w/o    
     Italy Gordigiani        
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8  Brazil Bueno        
     Greece Asteri w/o      
      8  Brazil Bueno 6 6    
       Chile Rodriguez 2 0    
     Chile Rodriguez      
     Australia Amos w/o      
      8  Brazil Bueno 2 6 6
      9  South Africa Walkden 6 3 3
    9  South Africa Walkden        
     Hungary Peterdy-Wolf w/o      
      9  South Africa Walkden 7 6  
       Peru Caceres 5 2    
     Peru Caceres 7 6  
     France Terras 5 4    
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Spain Aubet w/o      
4  United States Casals           4  United States Casals 6 6    
 Hungary Szabo 2 4      Belgium Loeys 1 3    
 Belgium Loeys 6 6         4  United States Casals        
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pipan w/o            France Mauroy-Toffier w/o      
 France Mauroy-Toffier            France Mauroy-Toffier      
 South Africa Lieffrig 11 6      Bulgaria Chakarova w/o      
 Bulgaria Chakarova 13 8         4  United States Casals 4 3  
 Brazil Petersen 2 4         13  Mexico Subirats 6 6  
13  Mexico Subirats 6 6       13  Mexico Subirats 6 6    
 Hungary Szorenyi w/o        France Bouteleux 2 3    
 France Bouteleux             13  Mexico Subirats 6 6  
 Spain Mandarino w/o            Australia Harris 1 1    
 Australia Harris            Australia Harris      
 Romania Dibar w/o        France Langanay w/o      
 France Langanay        

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Brazil Borba-Dias 0 2    
5  United States Richey 6 6       5  United States Richey 6 6    
 France Le Besnerais 1 2      Sweden Sandberg 2 1    
 Sweden Sandberg 6 6         5  United States Richey 6 5 8  
 South Africa Delport w/o            Australia Krantzcke 4 7 6  
 Soviet Union Morozova            Soviet Union Morozova 3 6 4
 France Burel 1 2      Australia Krantzcke 6 4 6  
 Australia Krantzcke 6 6         5  United States Richey 10 4 6
 Sweden Lundquist 5 6 6       12  Soviet Union Baksheeva 8 6 1
12  Soviet Union Baksheeva 7 3 8     12  Soviet Union Baksheeva 6 6    
 Italy Giorgi w/o        West Germany Buding 2 2    
 West Germany Buding             12  Soviet Union Baksheeva 6 6  
 Soviet Union Isopaitis w/o            France Niox-Chateau 3 1    
 France Niox-Chateau            France Niox-Chateau      
 Canada Urban w/o        United Kingdom Congdon w/o      
 United Kingdom Congdon        

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Australia Phillips-Moore w/o      
 Italy Beltrame            Italy Beltrame w/o      
 South Africa Dove w/o        Sweden Lofdahl        
 Sweden Lofdahl              Sweden Lofdahl 5 1    
 Australia Young 0 1         11  South Africa Du Plooy 7 6    
 France De Roubin 6 6        France De Roubin 3 1  
 Japan Sawamatsu w/o       11  South Africa Du Plooy 6 6    
11  South Africa Du Plooy             11  South Africa Du Plooy 5 6 8
 France Venturino 4 2         6  Australia Melville 7 4 6
 Australia Gourlay 6 6        Australia Gourlay 6 6    
 Sweden Sandulf 1 2      South Africa Rossouw 3 2    
 South Africa Rossouw 6 6          Australia Gourlay 5 4  
 Japan Sawamatsu w/o           6  Australia Melville 7 6    
 Finland Lindstrom            Finland Lindstrom 0 4  
 France Nenot 1 1     6  Australia Melville 6 6    
6  Australia Melville 6 6    

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Argentina Giscafré 2 1    
 Soviet Union Dmitrieva 6 6        Soviet Union Dmitrieva 2 6 8  
 France Cristiani 2 2      West Germany Schediwy 6 2 6  
 West Germany Schediwy 6 6          Soviet Union Dmitrieva 3 0    
 United Kingdom Maclennan w/o           14  Australia Sherriff 6 6    
 France Spinoza            France Spinoza 1 0  
 Bulgaria Radkova 3 1     14  Australia Sherriff 6 6    
14  Australia Sherriff 6 6         14  Australia Sherriff 6 6  
 United Kingdom Holdsworth w/o           3  France Dürr 3 3  
 Switzerland Studer            Switzerland Studer 2 3    
 Mexico Montano 2 0      United States Heldman 6 6    
 United States Heldman 6 6          United States Heldman 1 5  
 Switzerland Kindler w/o           3  France Dürr 6 7    
 Australia Sherriff            Australia Sherriff 1 1  
 Argentina Vrancovich w/o       3  France Dürr 6 6    
3  France Dürr        

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     Finland Lindstrom 1 0    
     France Darmon 6 6    
       France Darmon 6 6    
       Colombia Palacios 2 2    
     Colombia Palacios      
    10  Italy Pericoli w/o      
       France Darmon 9 2 1
      7  Czechoslovakia Vopickova 7 6 6
     Greece Kalogeropoulos        
     Uruguay Bonicelli w/o      
       Greece Kalogeropoulos 1 0  
      7  Czechoslovakia Vopickova 6 6    
     France Rouire w/o    
    7  Czechoslovakia Vopickova        
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     Australia Moore 5 6 6  
     Czechoslovakia Volavkova 7 3 3  
       Australia Moore 6 1 5  
      15  West Germany Buding 4 6 7  
     South Africa Emanuel 2 2  
    15  West Germany Buding 6 6    
      15  West Germany Buding 2 4  
      2  United Kingdom Jones 6 6  
     Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Skulj w/o      
     South Africa Godwin        
       South Africa Godwin 2 0  
      2  United Kingdom Jones 6 6    
     France Fraisse 1 1  
    2  United Kingdom Jones 6 6    
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 396. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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