1962 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1962 U.S. National Championships
ChampionAustralia Margaret Smith
Runner-upUnited States Darlene Hard
Final score9–7, 6–4
Details
Draw96
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1961 · U.S. National Championships · 1963 →

Fourth-seeded Margaret Smith defeated first-seeded Darlene Hard 9–7, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1962 U.S. National Championships. The tournament was played on outdoor grass courts and held from August 29 through September 10, 1962 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.[1]

The draw consisted of 96 players of which eight were seeded.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Margaret Smith (Champion)
  2. United States Karen Hantze Susman (Third round)
  3. Brazil Maria Bueno (Semifinalist)
  4. Czechoslovakia Věra Suková (Quarterfinalist)
  5. United States Darlene Hard (Finalist)
  6. South Africa Renée Schuurman (Third round)
  7. Australia Lesley Turner (Fourth round)
  8. South Africa Sandra Reynolds Price (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1 Australia Margaret Smith 6 6
8 South Africa Sandra Reynolds Price 3 3
1 Australia Margaret Smith 6 6 6
3 Brazil Maria Bueno 8 3 4
3 Brazil Maria Bueno 6 6
United States Donna Floyd 1 3
1 Australia Margaret Smith 9 6
5 United States Darlene Hard 7 4
United States Vicki Palmer 4 3
United States Gwen Thomas 6 6
United States Vicki Palmer 2 3 7
5 United States Darlene Hard 6 6 9
4 Czechoslovakia Věra Suková 2 1
5 United States Darlene Hard 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). New York City: New Chapter Press. p. 472. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "Forest Hills meet opens tomorrow". Tucson Daily Citizen. AP. August 28, 1962. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. (Subscription required (help)).