1947 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1947 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Louise Brough[1]
Runner-upUnited States Margaret Osborne
Final score8–6, 4–6, 6–1
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1946 · U.S. National Championships · 1948 →

Second-seeded Louise Brough defeated first-seeded Margaret Osborne 8–6, 4–6, 6–1 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1947 U.S. National Championships.[1][2]

Seeds[edit]

The tournament used two lists of players for seeding the women's singles event; one for U.S. players and one for foreign players. Louise Brough is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.[3][4][5]

  1. United States Margaret Osborne (Finalist)
  2. United States Louise Brough (Champion)
  3. United States Doris Hart (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Patricia Todd (Quarterfinalist)
  5. United States Shirley Fry (Third round)
  6. United States Mary Arnold Prentiss (Third round)
  7. United States Dorothy Head (Quarterfinalist)
  8. United States Barbara Krase (Quarterfinalist)
  9. Australia Nancye Bolton (Semifinalist)
  10. United Kingdom Betty Hilton (Third round)
  11. United Kingdom Molly Blair (Second round)
  12. Romania Magda Rurac (Quarterfinalist)
  13. Australia Nell Hopman (Second round)
  14. United Kingdom Joy Gannon (First round)
  15. United Kingdom Jean Quertier (Third round)
  16. Canada Elaine Fildes (First round)

Draw[edit]

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1 United States Margaret Osborne 6 6
(4) Romania Magda Rurac 4 4
1 United States Margaret Osborne 7 7
3 United States Doris Hart 5 5
8 United States Barbara Krase 6 2
3 United States Doris Hart 8 6
1 United States Margaret Osborne 6 6 1
2 United States Louise Brough 8 4 6
4 United States Patricia Todd 4 1
(1) Australia Nancye Bolton 6 6
(1) Australia Nancye Bolton 6 4 5
2 United States Louise Brough 2 6 7
7 United States Dorothy Head 8 2 0
2 United States Louise Brough 6 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. ^ G.P. Hughes, ed. (1948). The Lawn Tennis Almanack 1948. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. pp. 148–151.
  3. ^ "Seventeen Nations In U.S. Singles Tennis Tourney". Lewiston Evening Journal. AP. September 3, 1947. p. 13.
  4. ^ Gayle Talbot (September 5, 1947). "National Singles Opens Today". St. Petersburg Times. AP.
  5. ^ "Tom Brown and Geoff Brown Meet in Forest Hills Duel". The Day. Ap. September 11, 1947. p. 16.