1973 French Open – Women's Singles

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1973 French Open
Champion   Australia Margaret Court
Runner-up   United States Chris Evert
Final score   6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–4
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
 < 1972 1974 > 

Margaret Court defeated Chris Evert 6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1973 French Open.[1]

This tournament was notable for being the first Grand Slam appearance of future World No. 1 Martina Navratilova competed in the main draw.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Margaret Court (Champion)
  2. United States Chris Evert (Finalist)
  3. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Third round)
  4. Australia Evonne Goolagong (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Nancy Gunter (Third round)
  6. France Françoise Dürr (Semifinalist)
  7. West Germany Helga Masthoff (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Australia Margaret Court 6 6    
   West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus 2 3    
  1  Australia Margaret Court 6 7    
  4  Australia Evonne Goolagong 3 6    
4  Australia Evonne Goolagong 7 6  
     Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 6 4    
    1  Australia Margaret Court 6 7 6
  2  United States Chris Evert 7 6 4
  6  France Françoise Dürr 6 1 6  
   France Odile De Roubin 0 6 1  
  6  France Françoise Dürr 1 0  
  2  United States Chris Evert 6 6    
7  West Germany Helga Masthoff 3 3  
  2  United States Chris Evert 6 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 United States Teeguarden 1 2    
1  Australia Court 6 6       1  Australia Court 5 6 6  
Q  France Darmon 1 1      Australia Patricia Coleman 7 0 3  
 Australia Patricia Coleman 6 6         1  Australia Court 6 6    
Q  Rhodesia Pattison 4 4          Netherlands Stöve 3 2    
 Romania Gohn 6 6        Romania Gohn 3 2  
Q  France Bouteleux 5 3      Netherlands Stöve 6 6    
 Netherlands Stöve 7 6         1  Australia Court 6 6  
Q  Sweden Wikstedt 6 4 2        West Germany Ebbinghaus 2 3  
 United Kingdom Fayter 4 6 6      United Kingdom Fayter 4 6 2  
 Czechoslovakia Palmeova-West 6 2 1   Q  United States Bostrom 6 2 6  
Q  United States Bostrom 2 6 6       Q  United States Bostrom 2 3  
Q  France Guedy 3 3          West Germany Ebbinghaus 6 6    
 West Germany Ebbinghaus 6 6        West Germany Ebbinghaus 5 7 6
 Indonesia Sugiarto 4 2      Sweden Sandberg 7 5 2  
 Sweden Sandberg 6 6    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 Netherlands Schaar 2 2    
4  Australia Goolagong 6 6       4  Australia Goolagong 6 6    
 Colombia Fernández-De Soto 4 5      Soviet Union Morozova 3 3    
 Soviet Union Morozova 6 7         4  Australia Goolagong 6 6    
 United Kingdom Coles 6 4          France Fuchs 0 3    
 United States Du Pont 7 6        United States Du Pont 1 6 1
 Romania Ruzici 3 6 8    France Fuchs 6 2 6  
 France Fuchs 6 3 10       4  Australia Goolagong 7 6  
 Australia Turnbull 1 2          Czechoslovakia Navratilova 6 4  
5  United States Gunter 6 6       5  United States Gunter 6 5 7  
Q  Italy Marzano 7 0 5    South Africa Rossouw 3 7 5  
 South Africa Rossouw 6 6 7       5  United States Gunter 3 3  
Q  Czechoslovakia Kozeluhova 4 3          Czechoslovakia Navratilova 6 6    
 Czechoslovakia Navratilova 6 6        Czechoslovakia Navratilova 7 6  
Q  Spain Perea-Alcalá 4 2      Argentina Giscafré 5 4    
 Argentina Giscafré 6 6    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 West Germany Orth 6 2 1  
 Australia Young 4 6 6      Australia Young 3 2    
LL  Chile Ibarra 2 1      Uruguay Bonicelli 6 6    
 Uruguay Bonicelli 6 6          Uruguay Bonicelli 2 1    
 Indonesia Kaligis 4 6         6  France Dürr 6 6    
 Sweden Bentzer 6 7        Sweden Bentzer 2 2  
 Czechoslovakia Neumanova 2 2     6  France Dürr 6 6    
6  France Dürr 6 6         6  France Dürr 6 1 6
 Romania Simionescu 4 3          France De Roubin 0 6 1
 France De Roubin 6 6        France De Roubin 6 1 6  
 Hungary Szell 5 6 9    Italy Nasuelli 2 6 2  
 Italy Nasuelli 7 1 11        France De Roubin 1 6 6
 United States Hogan 0 4         3  United Kingdom Wade 6 2 3  
 Czechoslovakia Vopickova 6 6        Czechoslovakia Vopickova 3 1  
 Hungary Szorenyi 1 3     3  United Kingdom Wade 6 6    
3  United Kingdom Wade 6 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 Soviet Union Birioukova 1 6    
 United States Kemmer 6 7        United States Kemmer 2 4    
 West Germany Hösl 7 4 2    South Africa Pretorius 6 6    
 South Africa Pretorius 5 6 6        South Africa Pretorius 2 6 2  
 South Korea Yang 6 4         7  West Germany Masthoff 6 4 6  
 United States Walsh 7 6        United States Walsh 3 6 0
 Australia Paish 4 2     7  West Germany Masthoff 6 3 6  
7  West Germany Masthoff 6 6         7  West Germany Masthoff 6 6  
 United States Schallau 3 1         2  United States Evert 3 3  
 Japan Sawamatsu 6 6        Japan Sawamatsu 6 1 5  
 Soviet Union Chmyreva 4 3      West Germany Tomanová 3 6 7  
 West Germany Tomanová 6 6          West Germany Tomanová 2 3  
 United States Downs 1 3         2  United States Evert 6 6    
Q  Japan Goto 6 6       Q  Japan Goto 0 1  
 Australia Tesch 1 0     2  United States Evert 6 6    
2  United States Evert 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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