1972 US Open – Women's Singles

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1972 US Open
Champion   United States Billie Jean King
Runner-up   Australia Kerry Melville
Final score   6–3, 7–5
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
 < 1971 1973 > 

Billie Jean King defeated Kerry Melville 6–3, 7–5 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1972 US Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Billie Jean King (Champion)
  2. Australia Evonne Goolagong (Third round)
  3. United States Chris Evert (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Rosie Casals (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Australia Margaret Court (Semifinalist)
  6. United States Nancy Gunter (First round)
  7. France Françoise Dürr (Third round)
  8. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Quarterfinalist)
  9. Australia Kerry Melville (Finalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  United States Billie Jean King 6 7    
8  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 2 5    
  1  United States Billie Jean King 6 6    
  5  Australia Margaret Court 4 4    
4  United States Rosie Casals 4 6 4
  5  Australia Margaret Court 6 4 6  
    1  United States Billie Jean King 6 7  
  9  Australia Kerry Melville 3 5  
  -  Soviet Union Olga Morozova 6 3 6  
3  United States Chris Evert 3 6 7  
  3  United States Chris Evert 4 2  
  9  Australia Kerry Melville 6 6    
9  Australia Kerry Melville 6 6  
  -  United States Pam Teeguarden 0 2    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
1  United States King 6 6    
 United States Hogan 3 2       1  United States King 6 6    
 South Africa Emanuel 7 4 6    South Africa Emanuel 1 3    
 United States Tuero 6 6 3       1  United States King 6 6    
 United States Walsh 7 3 6        United States Walsh 4 4    
 Indonesia Liem 6 6 3      United States Walsh 7 3 6
 United States Stap 4 6 6    United States Stap 5 6 4  
 United States Beattie 6 4 3       1  United States King 6 7  
8  United Kingdom Wade 6 6         8  United Kingdom Wade 2 5  
 Colombia Fernández-De Soto 4 3       8  United Kingdom Wade 6 7    
 United States Anthony 2 6 6    United States Anthony 4 5    
 United States Newberry 6 2 3       8  United Kingdom Wade 6 6  
 United States Downs 6 6          United States Downs 3 2    
 United Kingdom Molesworth 2 4        United States Downs 6 7  
 Republic of Ireland Minford 6 6      Republic of Ireland Minford 4 6    
 United States Austin 1 1    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
4  United States Casals 6 6    
 France Fuchs 1 2       4  United States Casals 6 6    
 United States Ziegenfuss 6 3 6    United States Ziegenfuss 3 4    
 Australia Doerner 1 6 0       4  United States Casals 6 6    
 Uruguay Bonicelli 6 6          Uruguay Bonicelli 0 4    
 Canada Berner 3 4        Uruguay Bonicelli 6 7  
 Australia Gilchrist 6 6      Australia Gilchrist 2 6    
 Ecuador Guzman 0 3         4  United States Casals 4 6 4
5  Australia Court 6 6         5  Australia Court 6 4 6
 United States Metcalf 2 1       5  Australia Court 6 6    
 Australia Hawcroft 6 6      Australia Hawcroft 0 0    
 Chile Pinto-Bravo 3 4         5  Australia Court 6 6  
 United States Appleby 6 6          Australia Hunt 2 1    
 United Kingdom Moor 3 3        United States Appleby 1 0  
 Australia Hunt 6 6      Australia Hunt 6 6    
 United States Evert 2 1    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 United States Overton 6 1 6  
 Italy Nasuelli 1 6 2      United States Overton 2 2    
 Netherlands Stöve 3 6 6    Netherlands Stöve 6 6    
 United States Fleming 6 0 1        Netherlands Stöve 3 5    
 Soviet Union Morozova 6 5 6        Soviet Union Morozova 6 7    
 United States Kemmer 3 7 0      Soviet Union Morozova 6 6  
 Japan Sawamatsu 6 4 6    Japan Sawamatsu 4 4    
6  United States Gunter 4 6 3        Soviet Union Morozova 6 3 6
 United States Heldman 4 6 6       3  United States Evert 3 6 7
 United States Blake 6 4 3      United States Heldman 6 7    
 United States Du Pont 6 6      United States Du Pont 3 6    
 United States Alvarez 1 2          United States Heldman 1 2  
 United States Redondo 6 6         3  United States Evert 6 6    
 United States O'Shaughnessy 1 3        United States Redondo 1 2  
3  United States Evert 6 6     3  United States Evert 6 6    
 United States Tenney 1 1    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 United States Martinez 6 6    
 Italy Vido 0 4        United States Martinez 4 2    
9  Australia Melville 6 6     9  Australia Melville 6 6    
 Soviet Union Kroschina 2 4         9  Australia Melville 1 6 6  
 United States Pigeon 6 6         7  France Dürr 6 0 2  
 United States Vinton 1 1        United States Pigeon 7 1 4
7  France Dürr 6 6     7  France Dürr 6 6 6  
 United States Garcia 4 1         9  Australia Melville 6 6  
 United States Teeguarden 6 6          United States Teeguarden 0 2  
 Sweden Sandberg 2 4        United States Teeguarden 6 6    
 United States Schallau 6 6      United States Schallau 4 4    
 Australia Gourlay 4 3          United States Teeguarden 7 6  
 Australia Krantzcke 6 6         2  Australia Goolagong 5 1    
 United Kingdom Beaven 2 2        Australia Krantzcke 3 5  
2  Australia Goolagong 6 6     2  Australia Goolagong 6 7    
 South Africa Kirk 2 2    

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