1954 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1954 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Doris Hart[1]
Runner-upUnited States Louise Brough
Final score6–8, 6–1, 8–6
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1953 · U.S. National Championships · 1955 →

Second-seeded Doris Hart defeated Louise Brough 6–8, 6–1, 8–6 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1954 U.S. National Championships.[1][2] Maureen Connolly was the three-time defending champion, but was unable to defend her title after a horse riding accident.[3]

Seeds[edit]

The eight seeded players are listed below. Doris Hart is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.[4][5]

  1. United States Louise Brough (Finalist)
  2. United States Doris Hart (Champion)
  3. United States Beverly Baker (Quarterfinalist)
  4. United States Margaret Osborne duPont (Third round)
  5. United States Shirley Fry (Semifinalist)
  6. United States Betty Pratt (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Mexico Helen Perez (Second round)
  8. United States Lois Felix (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1 United States Louise Brough 6 6
United States Betty Pratt 2 3
1 United States Louise Brough 6 6
United States Darlene Hard 3 3
United States Dennis Bradshaw 3 7 2
United States Darlene Hard 6 5 6
1 United States Louise Brough 8 1 6
2 United States Doris Hart 6 6 8
2 United States Doris Hart 6 6
8 United States Lois Felix 1 1
2 United States Doris Hart 6 6
5 United States Shirley Fry 2 0
3 United States Beverly Baker
5 United States Shirley Fry w o

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. ^ G.P. Hughes, ed. (1955). Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual and Almanack 1955. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. pp. 178–181.
  3. ^ "Tennis great Mo Connolly dies in Texas". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. June 22, 1969. p. 4-sports.
  4. ^ "Trabert Seeded First in Field". Spokane Daily Chronicle. AP. August 26, 1954 – via Google News Archive.
  5. ^ "National Tennis Tournament Starts Today". Herald-Journal. AP. August 28, 1954. p. 7 – via Google News Archive.