1968 US Open – Women's Singles

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1968 US Open
Champion   United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Runner-up   United States Billie Jean King
Final score   6–4, 6–2
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad
US Open
 < 1967 1969 > 

Virginia Wade defeated Billie Jean King 6–4, 6–2 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1968 US Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Billie Jean King (Runner-up)
  2. United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones (Semifinalist)
  3. Australia Judy Tegart Dalton (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Australia Margaret Court (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Brazil Maria Bueno (Semifinalist)
  6. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Champion)
  7. United States Mary-Ann Eisel (First round)
  8. United States Kristy Pigeon (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 3 6  
-  South Africa Maryna Godwin 3 6 3  
  1  United States Billie Jean King 3 6 6  
  5  Brazil Maria Bueno 6 4 2  
4  Australia Margaret Court 5 6 3
  5  Brazil Maria Bueno 7 2 6  
    1  United States Billie Jean King 4 2  
  6  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6 6  
  6  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6 6    
3  Australia Judy Tegart 3 2    
  6  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 7 6  
  2  United Kingdom Ann Jones 5 1    
-  United States Peaches Bartkowicz 8 3  
  2  United Kingdom Ann Jones 10 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 United States King 6 6
United States Vuskalns 1 0 1 United States King 6 6
United States Tym 6 6 United States Tym 1 4
United States Footman 0 1 1 United States King 8 6
United States Carter 6 7 United States Carter 6 3
United States Capozzi 1 5 United States Carter 6 6
United States Lamm 3 9 6 United States Lamm 4 2
United States Gengler 6 7 3 1 United States King 6 3 6
8 United States Pigeon 6 6 South Africa Godwin 3 6 3
United States Moore 3 4 8 United States Pigeon 5 4
South Africa Godwin 6 6 South Africa Godwin 7 6
United States Adams 4 2 South Africa Godwin 2 7 6
United States Schiffman 5 6 7 United States Harter 6 5 3
United States Herrick 7 4 5 United States Schiffman 0 1
United States Harter 6 4 6 United States Harter 6 6
United States Netter 4 6 4

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 Australia Court 6 6
United States Fisher 0 1 4 Australia Court 4 6 6
United States Heldman 6 6 United States Heldman 6 2 1
United States Matzner 2 1 4 Australia Court 6 6
United States Du Pont 7 6 France Dürr 3 3
United States Lowdon 5 2 United States Du Pont 1 5
France Dürr 6 6 France Dürr 6 7
United States Ziegenfuss 0 1 4 Australia Court 5 6 3
5 Brazil Bueno 6 6 5 Brazil Bueno 7 2 6
United States Grant 1 4 5 Brazil Bueno 2 6 6
United States Martinez 6 6 United States Martinez 6 2 4
United States Moore 4 4 5 Brazil Bueno 0 6 6
United States Hogan 11 6 United States Hogan 6 2 1
United States Lyman 9 3 United States Hogan 6 6
United States Christenson 2 6 6 United States Christenson 1 1
Canada O'Hara 6 3 4

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United States Casals 6 6
United States Aschner 3 2 United States Casals 6 6
United States Pratt 7 3 6 United States Pratt 1 3
United States Austin 5 6 2 United States Casals 4 5
United States Cody 3 6 6 6 United Kingdom Wade 6 7
United States Bailey 6 1 3 United States Cody 3 3
6 United Kingdom Wade 6 3 6 6 United Kingdom Wade 6 6
United States De Fina 3 6 3 6 United Kingdom Wade 6 6
United States Tuero 6 6 3 Australia Tegart 3 2
United States Reed 1 1 United States Tuero 6 1 7
Australia Krantzcke 6 6 Australia Krantzcke 4 6 5
United States Gonnerman 1 0 United States Tuero 5 2
United Kingdom Maclennan 6 4 11 3 Australia Tegart 7 6
United States Kanarek 4 6 9 United Kingdom Maclennan 0 2
3 Australia Tegart 6 6 3 Australia Tegart 6 6
United States Dixon 0 1

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United States Jones 6 6
United States Carol Hunter 2 3 United States Jones 4 15 2
United States Overton 6 7 United States Overton 6 13 6
United States Davenport 3 5 United States Overton 3 2
United States Bartkowicz 6 6 United States Bartkowicz 6 6
United States Graebner 1 2 United States Bartkowicz 7 6
United Kingdom Williams 7 2 6 United Kingdom Williams 5 2
7 United States Eisel 5 6 4 United States Bartkowicz 8 3
United States Rogers 6 6 2 United Kingdom Jones 10 6
United States Vest 3 4 United States Rogers 11 6
South Africa Rossouw South Africa Rossouw 9 1
France Spinoza w/o United States Rogers 0 6 1
United States Stewart 6 6 2 United Kingdom Jones 6 4 6
United States Kincaid 4 4 United States Stewart 1 0
2 United Kingdom Jones 6 6 2 United Kingdom Jones 6 6
United States Teeguarden 3 1

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