1931 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1931 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Helen Wills Moody
Runner-upUnited Kingdom Eileen Bennett Whittingstall[1]
Final score6–4, 6–1
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1930 · U.S. National Championships · 1932 →

First-seeded Helen Wills Moody defeated Eileen Bennett Whittingstall 6–4, 6–1 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1931 U.S. National Championships.[1]

Seeds[edit]

The tournament used two lists of eight players for seeding the women's singles event; one for U.S. players and one for foreign players. Helen Wills Moody is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.[2][3]

  1. United States Helen Wills Moody (Champion)
  2. United States Helen Jacobs (Quarterfinalist)
  3. United States Anna McCune Harper (Quarterfinalist)
  4. United States Marion Zinderstein Jessup (Third round)
  5. United States Marjorie Morrill (Second round)
  6. United States Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn (Second round)
  7. United States Dorothy Weisel (Quarterfinalist)
  8. United States Josephine Cruickshank (Third round)
  9. United Kingdom Betty Nuthall (Semifinalist)
  10. United Kingdom Phyllis Mudford (Semifinalist)
  11. United Kingdom Dorothy Round (Third round)
  12. United Kingdom Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (Finalist)
  13. United Kingdom Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (Quarterfinalist)
  14. United Kingdom Joan Ridley (Third round)
  15. United Kingdom Elsie Goldsack Pittman (Third round)
  16. Italy Baroness Maud Levi (First round)

Draw[edit]

Final eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1 United States Helen Wills Moody 6 6
7 United States Dorothy Weisel 1 2
1 United States Helen Wills Moody 6 6
(2) United Kingdom Phyllis Mudford 2 4
3 United States Anna McCune Harper 6 3 2
(2) United Kingdom Phyllis Mudford 4 6 6
1 United States Helen Wills Moody 6 6
(4) United Kingdom Eileen Bennett Whittingstall 4 1
2 United States Helen Jacobs 6 3 6
(3) United Kingdom Eileen Bennett Whittingstall 3 6 8
(4) United Kingdom Eileen Bennett Whittingstall 6 3 6
(1) United Kingdom Betty Nuthall 2 6 4
(5) United Kingdom Dorothy Shepherd-Barron 2 1
(1) United Kingdom Betty Nuthall 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 469. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Irving Wright, ed. (1932). The Wright & Ditson Officially Adopted Lawn Tennis Guide for 1932. New York: American Sports Publishing. p. 16.
  3. ^ "Five California Players Seeded in Tennis Event". The Tuscaloosa News. AP. August 14, 1931. p. 9.