1961 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1961 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Darlene Hard[1]
Runner-upUnited Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones[1]
Final score6–3, 6–4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1960 · U.S. National Championships · 1962 →

First-seeded and defending champion Darlene Hard defeated sixth-seeded Ann Haydon Jones 6–3, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1961 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Darlene Hard is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States Darlene Hard (Champion)
  2. United Kingdom Angela Mortimer (Semifinalist)
  3. United States Karen Hantze (Third round)
  4. United Kingdom Christine Truman (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Australia Margaret Smith (Semifinalist)
  6. United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones (Finalist)
  7. Australia Lesley Turner (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Mexico Yola Ramírez (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1 United States Darlene Hard 6 6
7 Mexico Yola Ramírez 3 1
1 United States Darlene Hard 6 4 6
5 Australia Margaret Smith 4 6 3
5 Australia Margaret Smith 8 6 6
4 United Kingdom Christine Truman 10 4 3
1 United States Darlene Hard 6 6
6 United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones 3 4
Australia Jan Lehane 4 7 2
6 United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones 6 5 6
6 United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones 6 6
2 United Kingdom Angela Mortimer 4 2
7 Australia Lesley Turner 3 4
2 United Kingdom Angela Mortimer 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. 472. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "Laver Seeded In Nationals". Schenectady Gazette. AP. August 30, 1961. p. 24.