1972 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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1972 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   United States Billie Jean King
Runner-up   Australia Evonne Goolagong
Final score   6–3, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1971 1973 > 

Billie Jean King defeated Evonne Goolagong 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1972 Wimbledon Championships.

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 (Finalist)
  2. United States Billie Jean King (Champion)
  3. United States Nancy Richey (Quarterfinalist)
  4. United States Chris Evert (Semifinalist)
  5. Australia Kerry Melville (Third round)
  6. United States Rosie Casals (Semifinalist)
  7. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Quarterfinalist)
  8. France Françoise Dürr (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  Australia Evonne Goolagong 8 7    
8  France Françoise Dürr 6 5    
  1  Australia Evonne Goolagong 4 6 6  
  4  United States Chris Evert 6 3 4  
4  United States Chris Evert 6 4 6
   United States Patti Hogan 2 6 1  
    1  Australia Evonne Goolagong 3 3  
  2  United States Billie Jean King 6 6  
  6  United States Rosie Casals 3 6 6  
3  United States Nancy Richey 6 4 0  
  6  United States Rosie Casals 2 4  
  2  United States Billie Jean King 6 6    
7  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 1 6 3
  2  United States Billie Jean King 6 3 6  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  Australia Goolagong 6 6    
     New Zealand Pryde 3 4    
      1  Australia Goolagong 6 6    
       United States Stap 2 0    
     United States Stap 6 5 6
     Netherlands Bakker 0 7 1  
      1  Australia Goolagong 3 6 9
       Soviet Union Morozova 6 0 7
     Uruguay Bonicelli 5 5    
     Soviet Union Morozova 7 7    
       Soviet Union Morozova 6 6  
       United States Overton 4 1    
     West Germany Schediwy 1 4  
     United States Overton 6 6    
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8  France Dürr 6 6    
     South Africa Emanuel 1 1    
      8  France Dürr 6 6    
       United Kingdom Truman 0 1    
     Colombia Fernández-De Soto 2 4  
     United Kingdom Truman 6 6    
      8  France Dürr 6 6  
       United States Du Pont 1 2  
     United Kingdom Williams 9 6 2  
     United States Du Pont 7 8 6  
       United States Du Pont 9 6  
       Soviet Union Kroschina 8 4    
     United States Schallau 4 6 1
     Soviet Union Kroschina 6 2 6  
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  United States Evert 1 6 6  
 United States Ziegenfuss 6 3 3     4  United States Evert 6 6    
 United States Newberry 6 6      United States Newberry 3 0    
 West Germany Ebbinghaus 3 1         4  United States Evert 8 8    
 United Kingdom Brasher 6 9          United States Eisel 6 6    
 United States Graebner 1 8        United Kingdom Brasher 2 6 3
 United States Eisel 6 6      United States Eisel 6 4 6  
 Belgium Gurdal 2 4         4  United States Evert 6 6  
 United States Anthony 6 3 6        United States Anthony 3 2  
 France De Roubin 1 6 0      United States Anthony 7 2 6  
 United Kingdom Burton 2 6 6    United Kingdom Burton 5 6 2  
 United Kingdom Beaven 6 2 4        United States Anthony 6 6  
 United Kingdom Cooper 6 6          United Kingdom Cooper 1 2    
 Australia Faulkner 0 3        United Kingdom Cooper 6 6  
 Czechoslovakia Vopickova 6 6      Czechoslovakia Vopickova 3 2    
 United States O'Shaughnessy 1 2    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  Australia Melville 6 6    
 Canada Berner 2 2       5  Australia Melville 6 9    
 Austria Pachta 6 3 7    Austria Pachta 0 7    
 United Kingdom Mappin 3 6 5       5  Australia Melville 4 4    
 United States Tuero 6 6          United States Hogan 6 6    
 United Kingdom Fayter 1 3        United States Tuero 1 4  
 United States Hogan 6 8      United States Hogan 6 6    
 United States Appleby 4 6          United States Hogan 6 6  
 South Africa Rossouw 7 6          United States Teeguarden 3 4  
 France Chanfreau 5 0        South Africa Rossouw 4 6 7  
 Rhodesia Pattison 6 4 6    Rhodesia Pattison 6 3 5  
 United Kingdom Coles 3 6 3        South Africa Rossouw 2 2  
 Argentina Giscafré 6 6          United States Teeguarden 6 6    
 United Kingdom Riste 4 2        Argentina Giscafré 0 0 r.
 United States Teeguarden 9 6      United States Teeguarden 6 1    
 United Kingdom Molesworth 8 1    

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Netherlands Walhof 6 6    
 Czechoslovakia Palmeova-West 3 1        Netherlands Walhof 6 6    
 Australia Gilchrist 4 6 6    Australia Gilchrist 3 4    
 United States Pigeon 6 4 3        Netherlands Walhof 2 8    
 Australia Hunt 7 6          Netherlands Stöve 6 9    
 South Africa Kirk 5 4        Australia Hunt 7 5 2
 Netherlands Stöve 6 6      Netherlands Stöve 5 7 6  
 Italy Bassi 3 0          Netherlands Stöve 3 2  
 Australia Hawcroft 6 6         6  United States Casals 6 6  
 Republic of Ireland Minford 4 4        Australia Hawcroft 6 2 6  
 Soviet Union Birioukova 6 6      Soviet Union Birioukova 3 6 4  
 Ecuador Guzman 4 1          Australia Hawcroft 0 1  
 Australia Doerner 6 3 6       6  United States Casals 6 6    
 Rhodesia Hudson-Beck 4 6 4      Australia Doerner 2 8 0
6  United States Casals 6 6     6  United States Casals 6 6 6  
 Indonesia Kaligis 4 3    

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United Kingdom Charles 6 6    
 France Fuchs 2 3        United Kingdom Charles 5 6 5  
 Indonesia Liem 7 7 6    Indonesia Liem 7 4 7  
 Netherlands Schaar 5 9 3        Indonesia Liem 6 2 2  
 United Kingdom Cowie 6 6          Australia Harris 3 6 6  
 United States Carter-Triolo 2 2        United Kingdom Cowie 6 2  
 Australia Harris 8 3 7    Australia Harris 8 6    
 United States Kemmer 6 6 5        Australia Harris 3 5  
 Australia Amos 7 6         3  United States Richey 6 7  
 Chile Pinto-Bravo 5 3        Australia Amos 1 2    
 South Africa Walkden 6 6      South Africa Walkden 6 6    
 Australia Turnbull 0 3          South Africa Walkden 2 6 2
 Sweden Sandberg 6 6         3  United States Richey 6 4 6  
 Czechoslovakia Neumanova 4 2        Sweden Sandberg 7 1 2
3  United States Richey 6 6     3  United States Richey 5 6 6  
 Australia Lancaster 2 1    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     Australia Dalton 6 7 9  
     Japan Sawamatsu 3 9 7  
       Australia Dalton 5 3    
       Australia Gourlay 7 6    
     United States Blake 5 4  
     Australia Gourlay 7 6    
       Australia Gourlay 3 2  
      7  United Kingdom Wade 6 6  
     Australia Coleman 3 3    
     Sweden Bentzer 6 6    
       Sweden Bentzer 1 1  
      7  United Kingdom Wade 6 6    
     Australia Krantzcke 8 2 3
    7  United Kingdom Wade 6 6 6  
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     United Kingdom Shaw 6 6    
     West Germany Masthoff 3 2    
       United Kingdom Shaw 6 6    
       United States Harper 2 2    
     United States Harper 7 4 10
     United States Heldman 5 6 8  
       United Kingdom Shaw 4 2  
      2  United States King 6 6  
     United States Ornstein 5 3    
     United States Martinez 7 6    
       United States Martinez 1 3  
      2  United States King 6 6    
     United States Walsh 2 0  
    2  United States King 6 6    
 

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