1972 French Open – Women's Singles

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1972 French Open
Champion   United States Billie Jean King
Runner-up   Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Final score   6–3, 6–3
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
 < 1971 1973 > 

Billie Jean King defeated Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the women's singles title at the 1972 French Open.[1]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Runner-up)
  2. United States Nancy Gunter (withdrew)
  3. United States Billie Jean King (Champion)
  4. United States Rosemary Casals (Third round)
  5. France Françoise Dürr (Semifinalist)
  6. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Quarterfinalist)
  7. West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff (Semifinalist)
  8. United States Linda Tuero (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Last three rounds[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6 6    
-  United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth 2 2    
  1  Australia Goolagong Cawley 9 6    
  5  France Dürr 7 4    
-  Soviet Union Olga Morozova 6 3 2
  5  France Françoise Dürr 4 6 6  
    1  Australia Goolagong Cawley 3 3  
  3  United States King 6 6  
  6  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 1 3    
3  United States Billie Jean King 6 6    
  3  United States King 6 6  
  7  West Germany Niessen Masthoff 4 4    
7  West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff 6 8  
  -  West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus 3 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      1  Australia Goolagong Cawley 6 7    
      -  South Africa Patricia Pretorius 2 5    
              
                
      1  Australia Goolagong Cawley 6 6  
-  Australia Kerry Harris 2 0         -  Australia Melville Reid 2 3  
-  United States Pam Teeguarden 6 6       -  United States Teeguarden 7 8    
Q  United States Laura Du Pont 3 2       -  Japan Sawamatsu 5 6    
-  Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu 6 6         -  United States Teeguarden 7 6 14
      -  Australia Kerry Melville Reid 9 4 16  
              
                
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      8  United States Linda Tuero 3 1    
-  France Nathalie Fuchs 5 4         -  United Kingdom Molesworth 6 6    
-  United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth 7 6       -  United Kingdom Molesworth 7 6 6
-  United States Sharon Walsh 2 6 3     Q  Austria Pachta 9 0 4  
Q  Austria Sonja Pachta 6 2 6       -  United Kingdom Molesworth 6 6  
      -  Australia Tegart Dalton 2 2  
                
                
      -  United Kingdom Nell Truman 3 1  
      -  Australia Judy Tegart Dalton 6 6    
              
                
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      4  United States Casals 6 6    
-  Czechoslovakia Miroslava Holubova 3 3         -  South Africa Rossouw 8 8    
-  Australia Wendy Gilchrist 6 6       -  Australia Gilchrist 6 3 3
Q  United States Barbara Downs 2 0       -  South Africa Rossouw 2 6 6  
-  South Africa Laura Rossouw 6 6         -  South Africa Rossouw 2 6  
      -  Soviet Union Morozova 6 8  
                
                
      -  Soviet Union Olga Morozova 6 7  
      -  Australia Karen Krantzcke 2 5    
              
                
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      5  France Françoise Dürr 6 6    
LL  Soviet Union Marina Chuvirina 5 2         -  Netherlands Walhof 3 2    
-  Netherlands Gertruida Walhof 7 6       -  Netherlands Walhof 6 6  
-  West Germany Kora Schediwy 1 3       Q  Hungary Szell 4 2    
Q  Hungary Erzsebet Szell 6 6         5  France Dürr 6 7  
      -  United States Overton 3 5  
                
                
      -  United States Wendy Overton 2 6 6
      -  Australia Lesley Hunt 6 2 2  
              
                
 

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      -  Czechoslovakia Marie Neumanova 4 4    
-  Sweden Christina Sandberg 3 6 3       Q  United States Schallau 6 6    
-  Australia Patricia Coleman 6 2 6     -  Australia Patricia Coleman 4 3  
LL  Chile Ana-Maria Pinto-Bravo 6 2 7     Q  United States Schallau 6 6    
Q  United States Mona Schallau 4 6 9       Q  United States Schallau 4 7  
      6  United Kingdom Wade 6 9  
                
                
      -  Netherlands Betty Stöve 0 1  
      6  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6 6    
              
                
 

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      -  United States Valerie Ziegenfuss 9 3 6  
-  Indonesia Lita Liem 3 1         -  West Germany Orth 7 6 3  
-  West Germany Heide Orth 6 6        West Germany Orth 6 6  
-  Czechoslovakia Alena Palmeová-West 3 7 2     Q  United States Ornstein 2 4    
Q  United States Nancy Ornstein 6 5 6       -  United States Ziegenfuss 3 1  
      3  United States King 6 6  
                
                
      -  United Kingdom Winnie Shaw 3 0  
      3  United States Billie Jean King 6 6    
              
                
 

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      -  Australia Helen Gourlay Cawley 6 6    
-  France Odile De Roubin 2 6 2       -  Uruguay Bonicelli 4 4    
-  Uruguay Fiorella Bonicelli 6 0 6     -  Uruguay Bonicelli 6 6  
-  Sweden Ingrid Bentzer 2 3       Q  Colombia Fernández de Soto 4 4    
Q  Colombia Isabel Fernández de Soto 6 6         -  Australia Gourlay Cawley 6 3  
      7  West Germany Niessen Masthoff 8 6  
                
                
      -  South Africa Brenda Kirk 2 1  
      7  West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff 6 6    
              
                
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      -  Netherlands Marijke Schaar 5 5    
-  United Kingdom Jill Cooper 4 4         -  West Germany Ebbinghaus 7 7    
-  West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus 6 6       -  West Germany Ebbinghaus 6 3 6
Q  Belgium Gurdal 0 0       -  Czechoslovakia Vopickova 4 6 4  
-  Czechoslovakia Vlasta Vopickova 6 6         -  West Germany Ebbinghaus 6 4 6
      -  France Chanfreau 3 6 2
                
                
      -  France Gail Chanfreau      
      2  United States Nancy Gunter w/o      
              
                
 

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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