1974 US Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1974 US Open
Champion United States Billie Jean King
Runner-up Australia Evonne Goolagong
Final score 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
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
← 1973 · US Open · 1975 →

Reigning champion Margaret Court did not defend her title. Billie Jean King defeated Evonne Goolagong 3–6, 6–3, 7–5 in the final to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1974 US Open. With her loss, Goolagong missed her chance to complete the career Grand Slam. Goolagong would snap Chris Evert's winning streak, at 55 matches in the semi-finals. This was an Open Era record for 10 years until 1984, when it was broken by Martina Navratilova.

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 Chris Evert (Semifinalist)
  2. United States Billie Jean King (Champion)
  3. Soviet Union Olga Morozova (Withdrew before the tournament began)
  4. Australia Kerry Melville (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Australia Evonne Goolagong (Finalist)
  6. United States Rosie Casals (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Second round)
  8. Australia Lesley Hunt (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
2 United States Billie Jean King 6 7
6 United States Rosie Casals 1 6
2 United States Billie Jean King 2 6 6
  United States Julie Heldman 6 3 1
  United States Julie Heldman 7 7
  United States Nancy Richey Gunter 5 6
2 United States Billie Jean King 3 6 7
5 Australia Evonne Goolagong 6 3 5
5 Australia Evonne Goolagong 6 7
4 Australia Kerry Melville 4 5
5 Australia Evonne Goolagong 6 6 6
1 United States Chris Evert 0 7 3
8 Australia Lesley Hunt 6 3
1 United States Chris Evert 7 6

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
2 United States King 6 6
Colombia Fernández-De Soto 2 2 2 United States King 6 6
United States Walsh 6 6 United States Walsh 0 1
United States Tenney 3 3 2 United States King 6 6
United States Nagelsen 6 6 6 United States Nagelsen 4 2
Czechoslovakia Neumannová 7 2 3 United States Nagelsen 6 6
United States Teeguarden 6 6 United States Teeguarden 3 3
United States Overton 3 1 2 United States King 6 7
6 United States Casals 6 6 6 United States Casals 1 6
United States Downs 2 2 6 United States Casals 6 6
South Africa Kloss 6 4 7 South Africa Kloss 3 4
United States Newberry 2 6 5 6 United States Casals 7 6
Romania Simionescu 7 7 Australia Fromholtz 6 2
United States Ganz 5 6 Romania Simionescu 6 2 4
Australia Fromholtz 6 6 Australia Fromholtz 1 6 6
United States duPont 1 2

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Czechoslovakia Navratilova 3 7 7
United States Fox 6 5 6 Czechoslovakia Navratilova 6 6
Netherlands Stöve 6 6 Netherlands Stöve 2 2
France Fuchs 4 2 Czechoslovakia Navratilova 4 4
United States Heldman 6 6 United States Heldman 6 6
United States Louie 0 1 United States Heldman 2 6 6
Australia Young 6 6 Australia Young 6 3 4
United Kingdom Fayter 2 1 United States Heldman 7 7
7 United Kingdom Wade 6 6 United States Richey Gunter 5 6
United States Schallau 1 1 7 United Kingdom Wade 6 6 5
United States Kiyomura 6 6 United States Kiyomura 7 2 7
United States Michel 3 0 United States Kiyomura 2 2
Australia Faulkner 2 6 6 United States Richey Gunter 6 6
Romania Ruzici 6 3 3 Australia Faulkner 6 1 3
United States Richey Gunter 6 2 6 United States Richey Gunter 4 6 6
Australia O'Neil 1 6 2

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Israel Peisachov 6 7
United Kingdom Charles 2 5 Israel Peisachov 6 5 5
West Germany Ebbinghaus 6 6 West Germany Ebbinghaus 4 7 7
United States Fleming 1 0 West Germany Ebbinghaus 0 0
Netherlands Zwaan 1 6 6 5 Australia Goolagong 6 6
Australia Krantzcke 6 2 3 Netherlands Zwaan 1 2
5 Australia Goolagong 6 6 5 Australia Goolagong 6 6
United States Evert J 3 0 5 Australia Goolagong 6 7
United States Meyer 6 6 4 Australia Melville 4 5
United States Anthony 4 2 United States Meyer 7 6
United States Martinez 6 6 6 United States Martinez 6 4
United States Kuykendall 7 1 4 United States Meyer 6 6 1
United States Latham 6 6 4 Australia Melville 7 1 6
United States Stap 4 2 United States Latham 3 6
4 Australia Melville 4 4 Australia Melville 6 7
Chile Pinto-Bravo 0 r.

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
France Dürr 6 6
United States Haas 3 4 France Dürr 5 6
United Kingdom Mappin 6 3 6 United Kingdom Mappin 7 7
United States Antonoplis 4 6 2 United Kingdom Mappin 2 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 6 6 8 Australia Hunt 6 6
United States Kemmer 4 2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 2 3
8 Australia Hunt 6 7 8 Australia Hunt 6 6
Japan Sawamatsu 4 5 8 Australia Hunt 6 3
United Kingdom Beaven 6 4 6 1 United States Evert 7 6
Denmark Sparre 4 6 0 United Kingdom Beaven 1 2
United States Hogan 6 6 United States Hogan 6 6
United States Greer 2 0 United States Hogan 2 2
Australia Gourlay 1 6 6 1 United States Evert 6 6
Argentina Giscafré 6 2 2 Australia Gourlay 1 1
1 United States Evert 6 6 1 United States Evert 6 6
France Chanfreau 1 1

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