1971 US Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1971 US Open
Champion United States Billie Jean King
Runner-up United States Rosemary Casals
Final score 6–4, 7–6
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad

Two-time reigning champion Margaret Court did not defend her title. Billie Jean King defeated Rosemary Casals 6–4, 7–6 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1971 US Open.

This tournament was notable for being the first Grand Slam appearance in which Chris Evert competed in the main draw. She would go on to compete 18 consecutive US Open tournaments right until her retirement in 1989.

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Billie Jean King is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States Billie Jean King (Champion)
  2. United States Rosemary Casals (Runner-up)
  3. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Withdrew before the tournament began)
  4. Australia Kerry Melville Reid (Semifinalist)
  5. France Françoise Dürr (Third round)
  6. Australia Judy Tegart Dalton (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United States Nancy Richey (Third round)
  8. United States Julie Heldman (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 Billie Jean King 6 7    
-  United States Laura duPont 3 5    
  1  United States Billie Jean King 6 6    
  -  United States Chris Evert 3 2    
-  Australia Lesley Hunt 6 2 3
  -  United States Chris Evert 4 6 6  
    1  United States Billie Jean King 6 7  
  2  United States Rosemary Casals 4 6  
  6  Australia Judy Tegart Dalton 3 5    
4  Australia Kerry Melville Reid 6 7    
  4  Australia Kerry Melville Reid 4 3  
  2  United States Rosemary Casals 6 6    
-  United Kingdom Joyce Williams 4 6 4
  2  United States Rosemary Casals 6 2 6  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 United States King 6 6
United States Arth 0 1 1 United States King 6 6
Australia Gourlay Cawley 6 6 Australia Gourlay Cawley 1 2
United States Kraft 3 4 1 United States King 6 6
United States Austin 6 0 6 United States Tuero 0 2
United States Stap 4 6 2 United States Austin 2 2
United States Tuero 6 3 7 United States Tuero 6 6
United States Ziegenfuss 1 6 6 1 United States King 6 7
7 United States Richey 6 6 United States DuPont 3 5
United States Martinez 2 3 7 United States Richey 6 6
Mexico Subirats 6 6 Mexico Subirats 3 1
United States Stap 0 3 7 United States Richey 6 2 4
United States DuPont 6 6 United States DuPont 0 6 6
United States Footman 3 1 United States DuPont 6 6
Sweden Sandberg 4 6 6 Sweden Sandberg 4 1
United States Hogan 6 3 2

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Australia Gilchrist 7 7
United States Schallau 6 6 Australia Gilchrist 7 6
United States Tenney 6 6 United States Tenney 5 4
United States Gonnerman 1 3 Australia Gilchrist 1 1
Australia Hunt 7 6 Australia Hunt 6 6
Argentina Giscafré 5 0 Australia Hunt 6 6
United States Downs 6 1 7 United States Downs 1 2
United Kingdom Cooper 2 6 5 Australia Hunt 6 2 3
5 France Dürr 6 6 United States Evert 4 6 6
United States Aucamp 4 0 5 France Dürr 6 6
Indonesia Liem 6 6 Indonesia Liem 0 2
United States Reese 3 1 5 France Dürr 6 2 3
United States Eisel 6 6 United States Evert 2 6 6
United Kingdom Holdsworth 0 2 United States Eisel 6 6 1
United States Evert 6 6 United States Evert 4 7 6
West Germany Buding 1 0

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
France Chanfreau 6 6
Japan Sawamatsu 2 1 France Chanfreau 6 6
United States Redondo 6 6 6 United States Redondo 3 3
Indonesia Kaligis 7 2 3 France Chanfreau 2 2
United States Newberry 6 6 6 Australia Tegart Dalton 6 6
United States Pigeon 0 2 United States Newberry 2 4
6 Australia Tegart Dalton 6 6 6 Australia Tegart Dalton 6 6
Canada Berner 0 1 6 Australia Tegart Dalton 3 5
United States Pande 6 6 4 Australia Melville Reid 6 7
United States Metcalf 3 3 United States Pande 6 6
United States Kemmer 6 7 United States Kemmer 2 4
United States Graebner 4 6 United States Pande 4 2
United States Teeguarden 6 2 6 4 Australia Melville Reid 6 6
United Kingdom Molesworth 4 6 3 United States Teeguarden 0 3
4 Australia Melville Reid 6 6 4 Australia Melville Reid 6 6
Netherlands Bakker 3 3

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United Kingdom Shaw 6 6
United States Hansen 1 1 United Kingdom Shaw 4 7 4
United Kingdom Williams 7 7 United Kingdom Williams 6 6 6
United States Hansen 6 5 United Kingdom Williams 7 6
United Kingdom Truman 6 6 8 United States Heldman 5 4
Canada O'Hara 1 0 United Kingdom Truman 6 4 1
8 United States Heldman 6 6 8 United States Heldman 2 6 6
United States Gengler 4 3 United Kingdom Williams 4 6 4
Czechoslovakia Palmeová-West 6 6 2 United States Casals 6 2 6
United States Moran 2 3 Czechoslovakia Palmeová-West 7 6 3
Australia Harris 6 6 Australia Harris 6 7 6
United States Johnson 3 3 Australia Harris 1 1
United States Overton 6 6 2 United States Casals 6 6
United States Harper 3 3 United States Overton 6 3 0
2 United States Casals 6 2 6 2 United States Casals 2 6 6
Netherlands Stöve 3 6 3

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