1972 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1972 Australian Open
Champion United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Runner-up Australia Evonne Goolagong
Final score 6–4, 6–4
Details
Draw 32
Seeds 8
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
← 1971 · Australian Open · 1973 →

Margaret Court was the defending champion but did not compete that year.

Virginia Wade won in the final 6–4, 6–4 against Evonne Goolagong.

Seeds[edit]

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  Australia Evonne Goolagong 6 3 6  
8  Australia Barbara Hawcroft 1 6 1  
  1  Australia Evonne Goolagong 6 7    
  4  Australia Helen Gourlay 2 6    
4  Australia Helen Gourlay 6 6  
  5  Soviet Union Olga Morozova 1 2    
    1  Australia Evonne Goolagong 4 4  
  2  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6 6  
  6  Australia Kerry Harris 6 7    
3  France Gail Chanfreau 3 6    
  6  Australia Kerry Harris 6 6 0
  2  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 7 2 6  
   Australia Patricia Coleman 2 2  
  2  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6 6    

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1 Australia E Goolagong 6 6  
  Australia H Worland 0 1   1 Australia E Goolagong 6 6  
  Australia J Whyte 6 6     Australia J Whyte 3 1  
  Australia A Coleman 4 2   1 Australia E Goolagong 6 3 6
  United States M Schallau 6 6   8 Australia B Hawcroft 1 6 1
  Australia K Wilkinson 1 2     United States M Schallau 7 5 3
  Australia D James 5 1   8 Australia B Hawcroft 5 7 6
8 Australia B Hawcroft 7 6   1 Australia E Goolagong 6 7  
4 Australia H Gourlay 6 6   4 Australia H Gourlay 2 6  
  Australia P Billing 1 2   4 Australia H Gourlay 6 7  
  Australia M Morgan 4 2     Australia M Tesch 3 6  
  Australia M Tesch 6 6   4 Australia H Gourlay 6 6  
  Australia R Knobel 2 4   5 Soviet Union O Morozova 1 2  
  Australia S Irvine 6 6     Australia S Irvine 5 6 1
  Australia K Williams 0 1   5 Soviet Union O Morozova 7 4 6
5 Soviet Union O Morozova 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
6 Australia K Harris 6 6  
  Australia C Matison 3 2   6 Australia K Harris 6 7  
  Australia S Hole 0 4     Australia W Turnbull 1 6  
  Australia W Turnbull 6 6   6 Australia K Harris 6 7  
  Australia J Young 6 6   3 France G Chanfreau 3 6  
  United States A Lebedeff 0 1     Australia J Young 5 6 1
  Australia B Dart 2 1   3 France G Chanfreau 7 4 6
3 France G Chanfreau 6 6   6 Australia K Harris 6 6 0
7 Australia K Krantzcke 6 6   2 United Kingdom V Wade 7 2 6
  Australia P Whytcross 2 0   7 Australia K Krantzcke 6 7 1
  Australia P Coleman 6 6     Australia P Coleman 7 5 6
  Australia M Pratt 3 3     Australia P Coleman 2 2  
  Australia J Harris 6 5 6 2 United Kingdom V Wade 6 6  
  Australia P King 3 7 1   Australia J Harris 1 0  
  Australia C Norquay 3 1     United Kingdom V Wade 6 6  
2 United Kingdom V Wade 6 6  

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