1953 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1953 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Maureen Connolly[1]
Runner-upUnited States Doris Hart
Final score6–2, 6–4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1952 · U.S. National Championships · 1954 →

First-seeded Maureen Connolly defeated Doris Hart 6–2, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1953 U.S. National Championships. It completed her 1953 Grand Slam.[1]

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Maureen Connolly is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.[2]

  1. United States Maureen Connolly (Champion)
  2. United States Doris Hart (Finalist)
  3. United States Shirley Fry (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Louise Brough (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Margaret Osborne duPont (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United States Althea Gibson (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United States Helen Perez (Quarterfinalist)
  8. United States Babara Lewis (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1 United States Maureen Connolly 6 6
6 United States Althea Gibson 3 2
1 United States Maureen Connolly 6 6
3 United States Shirley Fry 1 1
5 United States Margaret Osborne duPont 6 5
3 United States Shirley Fry 8 7
1 United States Maureen Connolly 6 6
2 United States Doris Hart 2 4
7 United States Helen Perez 6 3
4 United States Louise Brough 8 6
4 United States Louise Brough 2 4
2 United States Doris Hart 6 6
United Kingdom Jean Rinkel-Quertier 0 1
2 United States Doris Hart 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. 471. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "Seeding Made for National Tennis Meet". Sarasota Journal. AP. August 27, 1953. p. 9 – via Google News Archive.