1941 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1941 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Sarah Cooke[1]
Runner-upUnited States Pauline Betz
Final score7–5, 6–2
Details
Draw62
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1940 · U.S. National Championships · 1942 →

Second-seeded Sarah Cooke defeated first-seeded Pauline Betz 7–5, 6–2 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1941 U.S. National Championships. The tournament was played on outdoor grass courts and held from August 30, through September 7, 1941 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.[1][2]

The draw consisted of 62 players of which eight were seeded.

Seeds[edit]

The eight seeded U.S. players are listed below. Pauline Betz is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.[3]

  1. United States Pauline Betz (Finalist)
  2. United States Sarah Cooke (Champion)
  3. United States Dorothy Bundy (Quarterfinalist)
  4. United States Helen Bernhard (Quarterfinalist)
  5. United States Helen Jacobs (Semifinalist)
  6. United States Margaret Osborne (Semifinalist)
  7. United States Mary Arnold (Third round)
  8. United States Virginia Kovacs (First round)

Draw[edit]

Final eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
2 United States Sarah Cooke 6 7
United States Hope Knowles 4 5
2 United States Sarah Cooke 6 2 6
5 United States Helen Jacobs 3 6 1
3 United States Dorothy Bundy 3 9
5 United States Helen Jacobs 6 11
2 United States Sarah Cooke 7 6
1 United States Pauline Betz 5 2
1 United States Pauline Betz 6 6
United States Barbara Krase 1 1
1 United States Pauline Betz 6 6
6 United States Margaret Osborne 4 3
4 United States Helen Bernhard 3 1
6 United States Margaret Osborne 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. 470. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "Riggs regains U.S. title". The Examiner (Tasmania). C, (155). Tasmania, Australia. 9 September 1941. p. 6 (late news edition) – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Pick Riggs to win National tennis title". The De Kalb Daily Chronicle. UP. August 30, 1941. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. (Subscription required (help)).