1951 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1951 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Maureen Connolly[1]
Runner-upUnited States Shirley Fry
Final score6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1950 · U.S. National Championships · 1952 →

Fourth-seeded Maureen Connolly defeated Shirley Fry 6–3, 1–6, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1951 U.S. National Championships.[1]

Seeds[edit]

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

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
2 United States Shirley Fry 9 3 6
(3) United Kingdom Kay Tuckey 7 6 2
2 United States Shirley Fry 2 6 6
(1) United Kingdom Jean Walker-Smith 6 2 1
Romania Magda Rurac 2 3
(1) United Kingdom Jean Walker-Smith 6 6
2 United States Shirley Fry 3 6 4
4 United States Maureen Connolly 6 1 6
4 United States Maureen Connolly 6 6
(2) United Kingdom Jean Quertier 3 3
4 United States Maureen Connolly 6 6
1 United States Doris Hart 4 4
1 United States Doris Hart 6 6
5 United States Nancy Chaffee 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 471. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "Savitt Seeded First in U.S. Tennis Tourney". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. AP. August 23, 1951. p. 10.