1933 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1933 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Helen Wills Moody
Runner-upUnited States Helen Jacobs[1]
Final score8–6, 3–6, 3–0 ret.
Details
Draw64
Seeds12
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1932 · U.S. National Championships · 1934 →

Second-seeded Helen Jacobs defeated first-seeded Helen Wills Moody 8–6, 3–6, 3–0 ret. in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1933 U.S. National Championships at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens. At 0–3 in the final set Wills Moody retired citing a back injury.[1][2] The loss ended Wills Moody's 45-match winning streak at the U.S. Championships.[3] The final was played on August 26, 1933 in front of a crowd of 8,000 spectators.[2]

Seeds[edit]

The tournament used two lists of six players for seeding the women's singles event; one for U.S. players and one for foreign players. Helen Jacobs is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States Helen Wills Moody (Finalist, retired)
  2. United States Helen Jacobs (Champion)
  3. United States Alice Marble (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Sarah Palfrey (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Carolin Babcock (Semifinalist)
  6. United States Josephine Cruickshank (Semifinalist)
  7. United Kingdom Dorothy Round (Second round)
  8. United Kingdom Betty Nuthall (Quarterfinalist)
  9. United Kingdom Mary Heeley (Quarterfinalist)
  10. United Kingdom Peggy Scriven (Quarterfinalist)
  11. United Kingdom Joan Ridley (Quarterfinalist)
  12. United Kingdom Freda James (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Final eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1 United States Helen Wills Moody 6 6
(3) United Kingdom Mary Heeley 0 2
1 United States Helen Wills Moody 2 6 6
(2) United Kingdom Betty Nuthall 6 3 2
3 United States Alice Marble 8 0 5
(2) United Kingdom Betty Nuthall 6 6 7
1 United States Helen Wills Moody 6 6 0r
2 United States Helen Jacobs 8 3 3
2 United States Helen Jacobs 11 6
6 United States Josephine Cruickshank 9 4
2 United States Helen Jacobs 6 5 6
(1) United Kingdom Dorothy Round 4 7 2
4 United States Sarah Palfrey 4 7
(1) United Kingdom Dorothy Round 6 9

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. ^ a b Susan B. Adams (June 4, 1997). "Helen Jacobs, Tennis Champion in the 1930's, Dies at 88". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "On this day in US Open history..." (PDF). USTA. p. 197.