1974 US Open – Women's Singles

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1974 US Open
Champion   United States Billie Jean King
Runner-up   Australia Evonne Goolagong
Final score   3–6, 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
 < 1973 1975 > 

Reigning champion Margaret Court did not defend her title. Billie Jean King defeated Evonne Goolagong 3–6, 6–3, 7–5 in the final to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1974 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. United States Chris Evert (Semifinalist)
  3. Soviet Union Olga Morozova (Withdrew before the tournament began)
  4. Australia Kerry Melville (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Australia Evonne Goolagong (Finalist)
  6. United States Rosie Casals (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Second round)
  8. Australia Lesley Hunt (Quarterfinalist)

Chris Evert was the NO. 1 seed and King was No.2; the seeds listed by world tennis are incorrect. I saw the semi-finals between Evert and Goolagong in 1974 and I was in NY at that time. The draw was on public display and Evert was the number one seed I can confirm. King was 2. The rest of the seeds is correct. Morozova withdrew on back injury and was not replaced, Melville was 4, Goolagong 5, Casals 6, Wade 7 and Hunt 8.

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    
6  United States Rosie Casals 1 6    
  1  United States Billie Jean King 2 6 6  
     United States Julie Heldman 6 3 1  
   United States Julie Heldman 7 7  
     United States Nancy Gunter 5 6    
    1  United States Billie Jean King 3 6 7
  5  Australia Evonne Goolagong 6 3 5
  5  Australia Evonne Goolagong 6 7    
4  Australia Kerry Melville 4 5    
  5  Australia Evonne Goolagong 6 6 6
  2  United States Chris Evert 0 7 3  
8  Australia Lesley Hunt 6 3  
  2  United States Chris Evert 7 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
1  United States King 6 6    
 Colombia Fernández-De Soto 2 2       1  United States King 6 6    
 United States Walsh 6 6      United States Walsh 0 1    
 United States Tenney 3 3         1  United States King 6 6    
 United States Nagelsen 6 6 6        United States Nagelsen 4 2    
 Czechoslovakia Neumanova 7 2 3      United States Nagelsen 6 6  
 United States Teeguarden 6 6      United States Teeguarden 3 3    
 United States Overton 3 1         1  United States King 6 7  
6  United States Casals 6 6         6  United States Casals 1 6  
 United States Downs 2 2       6  United States Casals 6 6    
 South Africa Kloss 6 4 7    South Africa Kloss 3 4    
 United States Newberry 2 6 5       6  United States Casals 7 6  
 Romania Simionescu 7 7          Australia Fromholtz 6 2    
 United States Ganz 5 6        Romania Simionescu 6 2 4
 Australia Fromholtz 6 6      Australia Fromholtz 1 6 6  
 United States Du Pont 1 2    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 Czechoslovakia Navratilova 3 7 7  
 United States Fox 6 5 6      Czechoslovakia Navratilova 6 6    
 Netherlands Stöve 6 6      Netherlands Stöve 2 2    
 France Fuchs 4 2          Czechoslovakia Navratilova 4 4    
 United States Heldman 6 6          United States Heldman 6 6    
 United States Harper 0 1        United States Heldman 2 6 6
 Australia Young 6 6      Australia Young 6 3 4  
 United Kingdom Fayter 2 1          United States Heldman 7 7  
7  United Kingdom Wade 6 6          United States Gunter 5 6  
 United States Schallau 1 1       7  United Kingdom Wade 6 6 5  
 United States Kiyomura 6 6      United States Kiyomura 7 2 7  
 United States Michel 3 0          United States Kiyomura 2 2  
 Australia Faulkner 2 6 6        United States Gunter 6 6    
 Romania Ruzici 6 3 3      Australia Faulkner 6 1 3
 United States Gunter 6 2 6    United States Gunter 4 6 6  
 Australia O'Neil 1 6 2  

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 Israel Peisachov 6 7    
 United Kingdom Charles 2 5        Israel Peisachov 6 5 5  
 West Germany Ebbinghaus 6 6      West Germany Ebbinghaus 4 7 7  
 United States Fleming 1 0          West Germany Ebbinghaus 0 0    
 Netherlands Zwaan 1 6 6       5  Australia Goolagong 6 6    
 Australia Krantzcke 6 2 3      Netherlands Zwaan 1 2  
5  Australia Goolagong 6 6     5  Australia Goolagong 6 6    
 United States Evert 3 0         5  Australia Goolagong 6 7  
 United States Meyer 6 6         4  Australia Melville 4 5  
 United States Anthony 4 2        United States Meyer 7 6    
 United States Martinez 6 6 6    United States Martinez 6 4    
 United States Kuykendall 7 1 4        United States Meyer 6 6 1
 United States Latham 6 6         4  Australia Melville 7 1 6  
 United States Stap 4 2        United States Latham 3 6  
4  Australia Melville 4       4  Australia Melville 6 7    
 Chile Pinto-Bravo 0 r.    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 France Dürr 6 6    
 United States Haas 3 4        France Dürr 5 6    
 United Kingdom Mappin 6 3 6    United Kingdom Mappin 7 7    
 United States Antonoplis 4 6 2        United Kingdom Mappin 2 0    
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 6 6         8  Australia Hunt 6 6    
 United States Kemmer 4 2        Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 2 3  
8  Australia Hunt 6 7     8  Australia Hunt 6 6    
 Japan Sawamatsu 4 5         8  Australia Hunt 6 3  
 United Kingdom Beaven 6 4 6       2  United States Evert 7 6  
 Denmark Sparre 4 6 0      United Kingdom Beaven 1 2    
 United States Hogan 6 6      United States Hogan 6 6    
 United States Greer 2 0          United States Hogan 2 2  
 Australia Gourlay 1 6 6       2  United States Evert 6 6    
 Argentina Giscafré 6 2 2      Australia Gourlay 1 1  
2  United States Evert 6 6     2  United States Evert 6 6    
 France Chanfreau 1 1    

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