Billie Jean King career statistics

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This is a list of the main career statistics of former tennis player Billie Jean King.

Billie Jean King

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 18 (12 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Opponent Score
Runner-up 1963 Wimbledon Australia Margaret Court 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1965 U.S. Championships Australia Margaret Court 8–6, 7–5
Winner 1966 Wimbledon Brazil Maria Bueno 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 1967 Wimbledon (2) United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1967 U.S. Championships United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones 11–9, 6–4
Winner 1968 Australian Championships Australia Margaret Court 6–1, 6–2
↓ Open Era ↓
(8 titles, 4 runners-up)
Winner 1968 Wimbledon (3) Australia Judy Tegart Dalton 9–7, 7–5
Runner-up 1968 US Open United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1969 Australian Open Australia Margaret Court 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 1969 Wimbledon United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1970 Wimbledon Australia Margaret Court 14–12, 11–9
Winner 1971 US Open (2) United States Rosemary Casals 6–4, 7–6
Winner 1972 French Open Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–3, 6–3
Winner 1972 Wimbledon (4) Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–3, 6–3
Winner 1972 US Open (3) Australia Kerry Melville Reid 6–3, 7–5
Winner 1973 Wimbledon (5) United States Chris Evert 6–0, 7–5
Winner 1974 US Open (4) Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 1975 Wimbledon (6) Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–0, 6–1

Doubles: 29 (16 titles, 13 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1961 Wimbledon United States Karen Hantze Susman Australia Jan Lehane O'Neill
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1962 Wimbledon (2) United States Karen Hantze Susman South Africa Sandra Reynolds Price
South Africa Renee Schuurman Haygarth
5–7, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1962 U.S. Championships United States Karen Hantze Susman Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Darlene Hard
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1964 Wimbledon United States Karen Hantze Susman Australia Margaret Court
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
7–5, 6–2
Winner 1964 U.S. Championships United States Karen Hantze Susman Australia Margaret Court
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1965 Australian Championships Australia Robyn Ebbern Australia Margaret Court
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 1965 Wimbledon (3) Brazil Maria Bueno France Françoise Dürr
France Janine Lieffrig
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 1965 U.S. Championships (2) United States Karen Hantze Susman United States Carole Caldwell Graebner
United States Nancy Richey Gunter
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1966 U.S. Championships (3) United States Rosemary Casals Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Nancy Richey Gunter
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1967 Wimbledon (4) United States Rosemary Casals Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Nancy Richey Gunter
9–11, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 1967 U.S. Championships (2) United States Rosemary Casals United States Mary Ann Eisel Curtis
United States Donna Floyd Fales
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
↓ Open Era ↓
(10 titles, 8 runners-up)
Runner-up 1968 French Open United States Rosemary Casals France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones
7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 1968 Wimbledon (5) United States Rosemary Casals France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones
3–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 1968 US Open (4) United States Rosemary Casals Brazil Maria Bueno
Australia Margaret Court
4–6, 9–7, 8–6
Runner-up 1969 Australian Open (2) United States Rosemary Casals Australia Margaret Court
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1970 French Open (2) United States Rosemary Casals France Françoise Dürr
France Gail Sherriff Chanfreau
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 1970 Wimbledon (6) United States Rosemary Casals France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–2, 6–3
Winner 1971 Wimbledon (7) United States Rosemary Casals Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
6–3, 6–2
Winner 1972 French Open Netherlands Betty Stöve United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Nell Truman
6–1, 6–2
Winner 1972 Wimbledon (8) Netherlands Betty Stöve Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 1973 Wimbledon (9) United States Rosemary Casals France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–1, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1973 US Open (5) United States Rosemary Casals Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 1974 US Open (3) United States Rosemary Casals France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 1975 US Open (6) United States Rosemary Casals Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
7–5, 2–6, 7–6
Runner-up 1976 Wimbledon (2) Netherlands Betty Stöve United States Chris Evert
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6–1, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 1978 US Open (4) United States Martina Navratilova Australia Kerry Melville Reid
Australia Wendy Turnbull
7–6, 6–4
Winner 1979 Wimbledon (10) United States Martina Navratilova Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1979 US Open (7) United States Martina Navratilova Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
7–5, 6–3
Winner 1980 US Open (5) United States Martina Navratilova United States Pam Shriver
Netherlands Betty Stöve
7–6, 7–5

Mixed doubles: 18 (11 titles, 7 runners-up)[edit]

By winning the 1968 Australian Championships title, King became the 7th player to complete the mixed doubles career Grand Slam.

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1966 Wimbledon United States Dennis Ralston Australia Margaret Court
Australia Ken Fletcher
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 1967 French Championships Australia Owen Davidson United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones
Romania Ion Ţiriac
6–3, 6–1
Winner 1967 Wimbledon Australia Owen Davidson Brazil Maria Bueno
Australia Ken Fletcher
7–5, 6–2
Winner 1967 U.S. Championships Australia Owen Davidson United States Rosemary Casals
United States Stan Smith
6–3, 6–2
Winner 1968 Australian Championships Australia Dick Crealy Australia Margaret Court
Australia Allan Stone
walkover
↓ Open Era ↓
(7 titles, 6 runners-up)
Runner-up 1968 French Open Australia Owen Davidson France Françoise Dürr
France Jean Claude Barclay
6–1, 6–4
Winner 1970 French Open (2) South Africa Bob Hewitt France Françoise Dürr
France Jean Claude Barclay
6–2, 6–4
Winner 1971 Wimbledon (2) Australia Owen Davidson Australia Margaret Court
United States Marty Riessen
3–6, 6–2, 15–13
Winner 1971 US Open (2) Australia Owen Davidson Netherlands Betty Stöve
France Rob Maud
6–3, 7–5
Winner 1973 Wimbledon (3) Australia Owen Davidson United States Janet Newberry
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–2
Winner 1973 US Open (3) Australia Owen Davidson Australia Margaret Court
United States Marty Riessen
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 1974 Wimbledon (4) Australia Owen Davidson United Kingdom Lesley Charles
United Kingdom Mark Farrell
6–3, 9–7
Runner-up 1975 US Open Australia Fred Stolle United States Rosemary Casals
United States Richard Stockton
6–3, 7–6
Winner 1976 US Open (4) Australia Phil Dent Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 1977 US Open (2) United States Vitas Gerulaitis Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1978 Wimbledon (2) Australia Ray Ruffels Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–1, 14–12
Runner-up 1978 US Open (3) Australia Ray Ruffels Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 1983 Wimbledon (3) United States Steve Denton Australia Wendy Turnbull
United Kingdom John Lloyd
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–5

Grand Slam tournament timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament '59 '60 '61 '62 '63 '64 '65 '66 '67 '68 '69 '70 '71 '72 '73 '74 '75 '76 '77 '78 '79 '80 '81 '82 '83 '84 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A SF A A W F A A A A A A A A/A A A A A QF 2R A 1 / 5 16–4
French Open A A A A A A A A QF SF QF QF A W A A A A A A A QF A 3R A A 1 / 7 21–6
Wimbledon A A 2R QF F SF SF W W W F F SF W W QF W A QF QF QF QF A SF SF A 6 / 21 95–15
US Open 1R 3R 2R 1R 4R QF F 2R W F QF A W W 3R W A A QF A SF A A 1R A A 4 / 18 63–14
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 1 / 2 2 / 3 2 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 1 / 2 3 / 3 1 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 0 12 / 51 195–39

A = did not participate in the tournament

SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

See also[edit]

Women's doubles[edit]

Tournament '59 '60 '61 '62 '63 '64 '65 '66 '67 '68 '69 '70 '71 '72 '73 '74 '75 '76 '77 '78 '79 '80 '81 '82 '83 '84 SR
Australian Open A A A A A A F A A SF F A A A A A A A A/A A A A A SF SF A 0 / 5
French Open A A A A A A A A QF F QF F A W A A A A A A A 1R QF A A A 1 / 7
Wimbledon A A W W 2R F W QF W W 3R W W W W QF SF F 2R QF W SF A 2R 3R A 10 / 22
US Open A A A F QF W F F W F SF A A SF F W F QF QF W F W A 3R SF QF 5 / 20
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 1 / 2 0 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 3 0 / 2 2 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 2 1 / 1 2 / 3 1 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 16 / 54

A = did not participate in the tournament

SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

Mixed doubles[edit]

Tournament '59 '60 '61 '62 '63 '64 '65 '66 '67 '68 '69 '70 '71 '72 '73 '74 '75 '76 '77 '78 '79 '80 '81 '82 '83 '84 SR
Australian Open A A A A A A QF A A W SF NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH/NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH 1 / 3
French Open A A A A A A A A W F SF W A QF A A A A A A A A 2R A A A 2 / 6
Wimbledon A A 1R A A 2R A F W SF QF 3R W SF W W 3R 2R SF F 3R QF A 3R F A 4 / 19
US Open A A A 2R SF QF A A W A 3R A W SF W SF F W F F 2R A A 2R 2R 3R 4 / 17
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 3 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 2 2 / 2 0 / 3 2 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 11 / 45

A = did not participate in the tournament

SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

NH = event not held

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

Grand Slam singles records[edit]

Australian Championships/Open[edit]

King's overall win-loss record at the Australian Championships/Open was 16–4 .800 in 5 years (1965, 1968, 1969, 1982, 1983). (Her win total does not include any first round byes.)

King was 1–1 in finals, 2–1 in semifinals, and 3–1 in quarterfinals.

King was 5–1 in three set matches, 11–3 in two set matches, and 1–0 in deuce third sets, i.e., sets that were tied 5–5 before being resolved.

King was seeded all 5 years she entered the tournament.

  • Seeded #1 overall in 1969 (losing finalist), 1968 (champion).
  • Seeded #2 foreign in 1965 (semifinalist).
  • Seeded #7 overall in 1983 (lost 2nd round).
  • Seeded #9 overall in 1982 (quarterfinalist).

King was 6–3 .667 against seeded players and 10–1 .909 against unseeded players.

  • Versus #1 seeds (domestic, foreign, or overall), King was 0–1 (Margaret Court (1965)).
  • Versus #2 seeds (domestic, foreign, or overall), King was 0–2 (Chris Evert 1982, Margaret Court (1969)).
  • Versus #3 seeds (domestic, foreign, or overall), King was 2–0 (Ann Haydon-Jones (1969), Judy Tegart Dalton (1968)).
  • Versus #4 seeds (domestic, foreign, or overall), King was 1–0 (Robyn Ebbern (1965)).
  • Versus #6 seeds (domestic, foreign, or overall), King was 1–0 (Karen Krantzcke (1969)).
  • Versus #7 seeds (domestic, foreign, or overall), King was 2–0 (Barbara Potter (1982), Margaret Court (1968)).

Against her major rivals at the Australian Championships/Open, King was 1–0 versus Kerry Melville Reid, 1–0 versus Judy Tegart Dalton, 1–0 versus Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 1–0 versus Ann Haydon-Jones, 1–2 versus Margaret Court, and 0–1 versus Chris Evert.

French Championships/Open[edit]

King's overall win-loss record at the French Championships/Open was 22–6 .786 in 7 years (1967–1970, 1972, 1980, 1982). (Her win total does not include any first round byes but does include one walkover.)

King was 1–0 in finals, 1–1 in semifinals, and 2–4 in quarterfinals. She failed to reach the quarterfinals only once, in 1982 when she lost to Lucia Romanov in the third round.

King was 3–3 in three set matches, 19–3 in two set matches, and 1–0 in deuce third sets, i.e., sets that were tied 5–5 before being resolved.

King was seeded all 7 years she entered the tournament.

  • Seeded #1 in 1968 (semifinalist), 1967 (quarterfinalist).
  • Seeded #2 in 1980 (quarterfinalist), 1970 (quarterfinalist), 1969 (quarterfinalist).
  • Seeded #3 in 1972 (champion).
  • Seeded #10 in 1982 (lost third round).

King was 5–3 .625 against seeded players and 17–3 .850 against unseeded players.

Against her major rivals at the French Championships/Open, King was 1–0 versus Virginia Wade, 1–0 versus Maria Bueno, 1–0 versus Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 1–1 versus Helga Niessen Masthoff, 0–1 versus Lesley Turner Bowrey, and 0–1 versus Nancy Richey Gunter.

Wimbledon[edit]

King's overall win-loss record at Wimbledon was 96–15 .865 in 21 years (1961–1975, 1977–1980, 1982–1983). (Her win total includes one walkover but does not include any first round byes.)

King was 6–3 in finals, 9–5 in semifinals, and 14–6 in quarterfinals. King failed to reach the quarterfinals only once, in 1961 during her first Wimbledon. After receiving a bye during the first round, King lost to the fifth seed, Yola Ramírez Ochoa, in the second round.

King was 23–7 in three set matches, 73–8 in two set matches, and 5–1 in deuce third sets, i.e., sets that were tied 5–5 before being resolved.

King was seeded 18 times out of 21 years. (Wimbledon seeded 8 players from at least 1961 through 1976, 12 players in 1977, and 16 players from 1978 through the end of King's career.)

  • Seeded #1 in 1974 (quarterfinalist), 1968 (champion), 1967 (champion).
  • Seeded #2 in 1973 (champion), 1972 (champion), 1971 (semifinalist), 1970 (losing finalist), 1969 (losing finalist).
  • Seeded #3 in 1975 (champion) and 1964 (semifinalist).
  • Seeded #4 in 1966 (champion).
  • Seeded #5 in 1980 (quarterfinalist), 1978 (quarterfinalist), 1977 (quarterfinalist), 1965 (semifinalist).
  • Seeded #7 in 1979 (quarterfinalist).
  • Seeded #10 in 1983 (semifinalist).
  • Seeded #12 in 1982 (semifinalist).
  • Unseeded in 1963 (losing finalist), 1962 (quarterfinalist), 1961 (lost second round).

King was 31–15 .674 against seeded players. She never lost to an unseeded player (65–0). Her worst loss was to #8 seed Olga Morozova in 1974.

  • Versus #1 seeds, King was 4–7 (wins: Chris Evert (1975), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1972), Margaret Court (1966, 1962); losses: Martina Navratilova (1980), Chris Evert (1978, 1977), Margaret Court (1970, 1964, 1963), Maria Bueno (1965)).
  • Versus #2 seeds, King was 2–1 (wins: Maria Bueno (1966), Lesley Turner Bowrey (1963); loss: Chris Evert (1982)).
  • Versus #3 seeds, King was 6–2 (wins: Tracy Austin (1982), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1973), Virginia Wade (1970), Ann Haydon-Jones (1967, 1963), Lesley Turner Bowrey (1965); losses: Andrea Jaeger (1983), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1971)).
  • Versus #4 seeds, King was 3–2 (wins: Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1975), Chris Evert (1973), Ann Haydon-Jones (1968); losses: Tracy Austin (1979), Ann Haydon-Jones (1969)).
  • Versus #5 seeds, King was 0–2 (Ann Haydon-Jones (1962), Yola Ramírez Ochoa (1961)).
  • Versus #6 seeds, King was 4–0 (Wendy Turnbull (1982), Rosemary Casals (1972), Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy (1966), Ann Haydon-Jones (1964)).
  • Versus #7 seeds, King was 8–0 (Wendy Turnbull (1983), Olga Morozova (1975), Kerry Melville Reid (1973), Virginia Wade (1972), Françoise Dürr (1971), Karen Krantzcke (1970), Judy Tegart Dalton (1968), Maria Bueno (1963)).
  • Versus #8 seeds, King was 3–1 (wins: Judy Tegart Dalton (1969), Lesley Turner Bowrey (1968), Virginia Wade (1967); loss: Olga Morozova (1974)).
  • Versus #14 seeds, King was 1–0 (Sue Barker (1978)).

Against her major rivals at Wimbledon, King was 4–2 versus Ann Haydon-Jones, 3–0 versus Rosemary Casals, 3–0 versus Virginia Wade, 3–0 versus Françoise Dürr, 3–1 versus Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 3–1 versus Maria Bueno, 2–3 versus Margaret Court, 2–3 versus Chris Evert, 1–0 versus Christine Truman Janes, 1–0 versus Hana Mandlíková, 1–1 versus Olga Morozova, 1–1 versus Tracy Austin, and 0–1 versus Martina Navratilova.

United States Championships/Open[edit]

King's overall win-loss record at the United States Championships/Open was 63–14 .818 in 18 years (1959–1969, 1971–1974, 1977, 1979, 1982). She was 55–11 on grass, 5–2 on hard courts, and 3–1 on clay. (Her win total does not include any first round byes. Her loss total includes two retirements.)

King was 4–2 in finals, 6–1 in semifinals, and 7–3 in quarterfinals.

King was 8–4 in three set matches, 55–10 in two set matches, and 4–1 in deuce third sets, i.e., sets that were tied 5–5 before being resolved.

King was seeded 14 times out of the 18 years she entered the tournament.

  • Seeded #1 in 1973 (lost third round), 1972 (champion), 1971 (champion), 1968 (losing finalist), 1967 (champion).
  • Seeded #2 in 1974 (champion), 1966 (lost second round).
  • Seeded #3 in 1969 (quarterfinalist), 1964 (quarterfinalist), 1963 (lost fourth round).
  • Seeded #5 in 1965 (losing finalist).
  • Seeded #7 in 1977 (quarterfinalist).
  • Seeded #9 in 1979 (semifinalist).
  • Seeded #12 in 1982 (lost first round).
  • Unseeded in 1962 (lost first round), 1961 (lost second round), 1960 (lost third round), 1959 (lost first round).

King was 12–8 .600 against seeded players and 51–6 .895 against unseeded players.

Against her major rivals at the United States Championships/Open, King was 3–1 versus Virginia Wade, 2–0 versus Maria Bueno, 2–0 versus Ann Haydon-Jones, 2–0 versus Rosemary Casals, 1–0 versus Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 1–0 versus Françoise Dürr, 1–1 versus Margaret Court, 1–2 versus Chris Evert, 0–1 versus Christine Truman Janes, and 0–2 versus Nancy Richey Gunter.

Career finals[edit]

Singles (183)[edit]

Wins (129)[edit]

No. Week of Tournament Name and Location Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. August 7, 1960 Philadelphia and District Women's Grass Court Championships, Pennsylvania, U.S. Grass Carole Caldwell Graebner 6–1, 6–0
2. July 24, 1961 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships, Merion, U.S. Grass Justina Bricka 6–3, 6–4
3. July 31, 1961 Philadelphia and District Women's Grass Court Championships, Pennsylvania, U.S. (2) Grass Edda Buding 6–3, 6–4
4. April 3, 1962 Pasadena Metropolitan Tournament, Pasadena, California, U.S. Hard Carole Caldwell Graebner (2) 6–3, 3–6, 9–7
5. April 1, 1963 Pasadena Metropolitan Tournament, Pasadena, California, U.S. (2) Hard Patricia Cody 6–2, 6–2
6. May 6, 1963 Southern California Championships, Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Darlene Hard 6–4, 6–3
7. July 8, 1963 Irish Championships, Dublin Grass Carole Caldwell Graebner (3) 6–4, 6–3
8. February 17, 1964 University of Arizona Invitational Tennis Tournament, Tucson, U.S. Hard Vicky Palmer 2–6, 6–1, 6–0
9. April 20, 1964 Ojai Valley Tournament, Ojai, California, U.S. Hard Julie Heldman 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
10. July 27, 1964 Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, U.S. Grass Nancy Richey Gunter 7–5, 3–6, 8–6
11. August 10, 1964 Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, U.S. Grass Karen Hantze Susman 6–4, 4–6, 11–9
12. April 19, 1965 Ojai Valley Tournament, Ojai, California, U.S. (2) Hard Kathleen Harter 6–4, 6–2
13. May 3, 1965 Southern California Championships, Los Angeles, U.S. (2) Hard Kathleen Harter (2) 6–3, 6–1
14. May 17, 1965 California State Championships, Portola Valley, U.S. Hard Rosemary Casals 6–2, 8–6
15. July 19, 1965 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships, Merion, U.S. (2) Grass Carole Caldwell Graebner (4) 6–1, 6–2
16. July 26, 1965 Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, U.S. (2) Grass Jane Albert 7–5, 6–3
17. August 15, 1965 Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, U.S. (2) Grass Carol Hanks Aucamp 6–3, 10–8
18. February 14, 1966 U.S. Indoor Championships, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, U.S. Indoor Mary-Ann Eisel 6–0, 6–2
19. March 14, 1966 Thunderbird Invitational Tennis Tournament, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Hard Mary-Ann Eisel (2) 6–3, 6–2
20. March 28, 1966 South African Tennis Championships, Johannesburg1 Hard Margaret Court 6–3, 6–2
21. April 18, 1966 Ojai Valley Tournament, Ojai, California, U.S. (3) Hard Rosemary Casals (2) 6–2, 6–4
22. May 2, 1966 Southern California Championships, Los Angeles, U.S. (3) Hard Tory Ann Fretz 6–3, 10–8
23. May 16, 1966 U.S. Hard Court Championships, La Jolla, California, U.S. Hard Patti Hogan 7–5, 6–0
24. May 23, 1966 Tulsa Invitational Tennis Championship, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. Clay Carol Hanks Aucamp (2) 6–0, 6–1
25. May 30, 1966 North of England Championships, Manchester, United Kingdom Grass Winnie Shaw 6–2, 6–1
26. June 20, 1966 Wimbledon, London Grass Maria Bueno 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
27. August 8, 1966 Piping Rock Invitational, Locust Valley, New York, U.S. Grass Karen Krantzcke 6–2, 6–0
28. February 13, 1967 U.S. Indoor Championships, Winchester, Massachusetts, U.S. (2) Indoor Trudy Groenman Walhof 6–1, 6–0
29. February 27, 1967 Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships, San Rafael, California, U.S. Indoor Patti Hogan (2) 10–8, 7–5
30. March 20, 1967 South African Tennis Championships, Johannesburg (2) Hard Maria Bueno (2) 7–5, 5–7, 6–2
31. May 1, 1967 California State Championships, Portola Valley, U.S. (2) Hard Rosemary Casals (3) 6–1, 6–3
32. May 8, 1967 Charlotte Invitation Tennis Tournament, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. Clay Peaches Bartkowicz 6–1, 6–2
33. June 26, 1967 Wimbledon, London (2) Grass Ann Haydon-Jones 6–3, 6–4
34. July 31, 1967 Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, U.S. (3) Grass Kathleen Harter (3) 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
35. August 14, 1967 Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, U.S. (3) Grass Kerry Melville Reid 8–6, 6–1
36. August 28, 1967 U.S. Championships, New York City Grass Ann Haydon-Jones (2) 11–9, 6–4
37. September 18, 1967 Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Rosemary Casals (4) 6–0, 6–4
38. October 30, 1967 South American and Argentine Tennis Championships, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Rosemary Casals (5) 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
39. November 27, 1967 Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Australia Grass Lesley Turner Bowrey 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
40. January 1, 1968 Western Australia Championships, Perth Grass Margaret Court (2) 6–2, 6–4
41. January 8, 1968 Tasmanian Championships, Hobart, Australia Grass Judy Tegart Dalton 6–2, 6–4
42. January 15, 1968 Australian Championships, Melbourne, Australia Grass Lesley Turner Bowrey (2) 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
43. February 12, 1968 New England Women's Invitational Indoor Tennis Championships, Salem, Massachusetts, U.S. Indoor Mary-Ann Eisel (3) 6–3, 6–4
44. February 19, 1968 U.S. Indoor Championships, Winchester, Massachusetts, U.S. (3) Indoor Rosemary Casals (6) 6–3, 9–7
45. February 26, 1968 Long Island Indoor (round robin), Brookville, New York, U.S. Indoor Rosemary Casals (7)
Mary-Ann Eisel (4)
31–20
31–25
46. April 8, 1968 National Tennis League Professional Tour, Cannes, France Indoor Rosemary Casals (8) 10–6
47. April 15, 1968 National Tennis League Professional Tour, Paris  ??? Ann Haydon-Jones (3) 9–7, 6–4
48. April 29, 1968 Wembley Professional Lawn Tennis Tournament, London Indoor Ann Haydon-Jones (4) 4–6, 9–7, 7–5
49. June 24, 1968 Wimbledon, London (3) Grass Judy Tegart Dalton (2) 9–7, 7–5
50. July 15, 1968 National Tennis League Professional Tour, Los Angeles, U.S. Indoor Ann Haydon-Jones (5) 12–10, 6–3
51. August 5, 1968 National Tennis League Professional Tour, Binghamton, New York, U.S.  ??? Rosemary Casals (9) 10–8, 6–4
52. February 24, 1969 International Pro Tennis Invitational, Hayward and Oakland, California, U.S. Indoor Ann Haydon-Jones (6) 6–3, 6–2
53. February 27, 1969 (played) International Pro Tennis Invitational, Portland, Oregon, U.S. Indoor Ann Haydon-Jones (7) 6–3, 6–3
54. March 3, 1969 International Pro Tennis Invitational, Los Angeles, U.S. (2) Indoor Ann Haydon-Jones (8) 17–15,2 6–3
55. March 31, 1969 South African Open, Johannesburg (3) Hard Nancy Richey Gunter (2) 6–3, 6–4
56. April 14, 1969 Natal Open, Durban, South Africa Hard Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 6–4, 6–1
57. July 7, 1969 Irish Open, Dublin (2) Grass Virginia Wade 6–2, 6–2
58. August 4, 1969 Saint Louis Professional Tournament, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. Indoor ? Rosemary Casals (10) 6–4, 6–2
59. August 4, 1969 Masters Tennis Tournament, Binghamton, New York, U.S. (2)  ??? Ann Haydon-Jones (9) 10–8, 3–6, 6–4
60. September 8, 1969 Cal-Neva Professional Tennis Tournament, Incline Village, Nevada, U.S.  ??? Rosemary Casals (11) 6–0, 6–4
61. September 22, 1969 Pacific Southwest Open, Los Angeles, U.S. (2) Hard Ann Haydon-Jones (10) 6–2, 6–3
62. September 29, 1969 Midland Racquet Club Invitational, Midland, Texas, U.S.  ??? Rosemary Casals (12) 6–3, 6–3
63. November 24, 1969 Stockholm Indoor Open, Stockholm, Sweden Indoor Julie Heldman (2) 9–7, 6–2
64. March 16, 1970 Dunlop International, Sydney, Australia Grass Margaret Court (3) 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
65. March 30, 1970 Cape Town, South Africa  ??? Rosemary Casals (13) 6–1, 6–0
66. April 6, 1970 Natal Open, Durban, South Africa (2) Hard Margaret Court (4) 6–4, 2–6, 6–2
67. April 20, 1970 Italian Open, Rome3 Clay Julie Heldman (3) 6–1, 6–3
68. November 2, 1970 Virginia Slims Invitational, Richmond, Virginia, U.S. Indoor (clay) Nancy Richey Gunter (3) 6–3, 6–3
69. November 16, 1970 Embassy Indoor Tennis Championships, Wembley Arena, London Indoor Ann Haydon-Jones (11) 8–6, 3–6, 6–1
70. January 4, 1971 British Motor Car Invitational (Virginia Slims), San Francisco, U.S. Indoor Rosemary Casals (14) 6–3, 6–4
71. January 11, 1971 Billie Jean King Invitational (Virginia Slims), Long Beach, California, U.S. Indoor Rosemary Casals (15) 6–1, 6–2
72. January 18, 1971 Virginia Slims Professional Tennis Tournament, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. Indoor Rosemary Casals (16) 6–3, 6–2
73. January 25, 1971 Virginia Slims Invitational, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. Indoor Rosemary Casals (17) 1–6, 7–6, 6–4
74. February 2, 1971 Virginia Slims Invitational, Sewanee and Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. Indoor Ann Haydon-Jones (12) 6–4, 6–1
75. February 23, 1971 U.S. Indoor Championships (Virginia Slims), Winchester, Massachusetts, U.S. (4) Indoor Rosemary Casals (18) 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
76. March 15, 1971 Kmart Invitational (Virginia Slims), Rochester and Troy, Michigan, U.S. Indoor Rosemary Casals (19) 3–6, 6–1, 6–2
77. April 19, 1971 Virginia Slims Invitational, San Diego, California, U.S.  ??? Rosemary Casals (20) 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
78. May 17, 1971 German Open, Hamburg, West Germany Clay Helga Niessen Masthoff 6–3, 6–2
79. July 12, 1971 Rothmans North of England Tennis Championships, Hoylake, United Kingdom Grass Rosemary Casals (21) 6–3, 6–3
80. July 19, 1971 Austrian Open, Kitzbühel Clay Laura Rossouw 6–2, 4–6, 7–5
81. August 2, 1971 Virginia Slims International, Houston, Texas, U.S. Indoor Kerry Melville Reid (2) 6–4, 4–6, 6–1
82. August 9, 1971 U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Clay Linda Tuero 6–4, 7–5
83. August 30, 1971 US Open, New York City (2) Grass Rosemary Casals (22) 6–4, 7–6(2)
84. September 13, 1971 Virginia Slims Invitational, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.  ??? Rosemary Casals (23) 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
85. September 27, 1971 Virginia Slims Thunderbird Invitational, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.4 (2) Hard Rosemary Casals (24) 7–5, 6–1
86. October 25, 1971 Embassy Indoor Championships (British Indoors), Wembley Arena, London Indoor Françoise Dürr 6–1, 5–7, 7–5
87. January 10, 1972 British Motors Pro Tennis Championships (Virginia Slims), San Francisco, U.S. (2) Indoor Kerry Melville Reid (3) 7–6, 7–6
88. March 20, 1972 Virginia Slims Invitational, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.5 (2) Clay (indoor) Nancy Richey Gunter (4) 6–3, 6–4
89. April 17, 1972 Virginia Slims Conquistadores, Tucson, Arizona, U.S. Hard Françoise Dürr (2) 6–0, 6–3
90. May 1, 1972 Virginia Slims Indoor, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Indoor Nancy Richey Gunter (5) 6–3, 6–3
91. May 22, 1972 French Open, Paris Clay Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–3, 6–3
92. June 5, 1972 John Player Round Robin, Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Virginia Wade (2)
Rosemary Casals (25)
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
6–7, 6–4, 7–5
93. June 12, 1972 W.D. & H.O. Wills Open, Bristol, United Kingdom Grass Kerry Melville Reid (4) 6–3, 6–2
94. June 26, 1972 Wimbledon, London (4) Grass Evonne Goolagong Cawley (2) 6–3, 6–3
95. August 28, 1972 US Open, New York City (3) Grass Kerry Melville Reid (5) 6–3, 7–5
96. September 11, 1972 Four Roses Premium Tennis Classic, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. Clay Margaret Court (5) 6–2, 6–2
97. September 25, 1972 Virginia Slims Phoenix Thunderbird, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. (3) Hard Margaret Court (6) 7–6, 6–3
98. February 19, 1973 Virginia Slims, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. (3) Indoor Rosemary Casals (26) 5–7, 6–2, 6–4
99. May 7, 1973 Toray Sillok, Tokyo Indoor Nancy Richey Gunter (6) 7–6, 5–7, 6–3
100. June 4, 1973 Gulf Coast Professional Women's Tennis Tournament, Mobile, Alabama, U.S.  ??? Françoise Dürr (3) 6–3, 7–5
101. June 11, 1973 John Player Tournament, Nottingham, United Kingdom (2) Grass Virginia Wade (3) 8–6, 6–4
102. June 25, 1973 Wimbledon, London (5) Grass Chris Evert 6–0, 7–5
103. July 30, 1973 Virginia Slims, Denver, Colorado, U.S. Hard Betty Stöve 6–4, 6–2
104. October 1, 1973 Thunderbird Classic (Virginia Slims), Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. (4) Hard Nancy Richey Gunter (7) 6–1, 6–3
105. October 22, 1973 Virginia Slims of Hawaii, Honolulu, U.S. Hard Helen Gourlay Cawley 6–1, 6–1
106. November 19, 1973 Gunze Classic, Tokyo  ??? (indoor) Nancy Richey Gunter (8) 6–4, 6–4
107. January 14, 1974 Virginia Slims, San Francisco, U.S. (3) Indoor Chris Evert (2) 7–6, 6–2
108. January 28, 1974 Virginia Slims of Washington, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S. Indoor Kerry Melville Reid (6) 6–0, 6–2
109. February 18, 1974 Virginia Slims of Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Indoor Rosemary Casals (27) 6–1, 6–1
110. March 18, 1974 Akron Open (Virginia Slims), Ohio, U.S. Indoor Nancy Richey Gunter (9) 6–3, 7–5
111. March 25, 1974 U.S. Indoor Championships (Virginia Slims), New York City, U.S. (5) Indoor Chris Evert (3) 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
112. August 26, 1974 US Open, New York City (4) Grass Evonne Goolagong Cawley (3) 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
113. January 13, 1975 Virginia Slims of Sarasota, Florida, U.S. Indoor Chris Evert (4) 6–2, 6–3
114. June 23, 1975 Wimbledon, London (6) Grass Evonne Goolagong Cawley (4) 6–0, 6–1
115. March 21, 1977 Lionel Cup, San Antonio, Texas, U.S. Indoor Mary Hamm 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
116. April 11, 1977 Lionel Cup, North Hempstead, New York, U.S. Indoor Caroline Stoll 6–1, 6–1
117. October 10, 1977 Thunderbirds Tennis Tournament, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. (5) Hard Wendy Turnbull 1–6, 6–1, 6–0
118. October 17, 1977 São Paulo, Brazil Hard (indoor) (?) Betty Stöve (2) 6–1, 6–4
119. October 24, 1977 Borinquen Classic (Virginia Slims), San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard Janet Newberry 6–1, 6–3
120. November 21, 1977 Gunze World Tennis Tournament, Kobe and Tokyo, Japan (2) Hard (indoor) Martina Navratilova 7–5, 5–7, 6–1
121. December 5, 1977 Bremar Cup, London Indoor Virginia Wade (4) 6–3, 6–1
122. September 10, 1979 Toray Sillook, Tokyo (2) Indoor Evonne Goolagong Cawley (5) 6–4, 7–5
123. October 29, 1979 Stockholm Open, Sweden Indoor Betty Stöve (3) 6–3, 6–7, 7–5
124. February 18, 1980 Avon Championships of Detroit, Michigan, U.S. (2) Indoor Evonne Goolagong Cawley (6) 6–3, 6–0
125. February 25, 1980 Avon Championships of Houston, Texas, U.S. (2) Indoor Martina Navratilova (2) 6–1, 6–3
126. September 8, 1980 Toray Sillok, Tokyo (3) Indoor Terry Holladay 7–5, 6–4
127. June 7, 1982 Birmingham, United Kingdom Grass Rosalyn Fairbank 6–2, 6–1
128. May 30, 1983 Kentish Times Festival, Beckenham, United Kingdom Grass Barbara Potter 6–4, 6–3
129. June 6, 1983 Edgbaston Cup, Birmingham, United Kingdom (2) Grass Alycia Moulton 6–0, 7–5

1 This was the first important singles title of King's career.
2 The crowd of 7,000 booed when a tiebreak was announced at 12–12. Both King and Jones refused to play a tiebreak, and a happy crowd got its moneys worth. King got a standing ovation when she won the 17–15 set.
3 This was the first important clay court title of King's career.
4 With this tournament championship, King became the first woman ever to win more than U.S.$100,000 in prize money during a calendar year.
5 This victory snapped Gunter's 13-match winning streak on indoor clay courts.

Runners-up (54)[edit]

No. Week of Tournament Name and Location Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. April or May, 1961 Central California Championships, Sacramento, California, U.S.  ??? Carole Caldwell Graebner  ???
2. May 8, 1961 Southern California Championships, Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Karen Hantze Susman 6–4, 6–1
3. May 7, 1962 Southern California Championships, Los Angeles, U.S. (2) Hard Karen Hantze Susman (2) 6–3, 6–4
4. June 24, 1963 Wimbledon, London Grass Margaret Court 6–3, 6–4
5. September 16, 1963 Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Darlene Hard 6–3, 6–3
6. January 6, 1964 Dallas Indoor Invitational, Texas, U.S. Indoor Nancy Richey Gunter 6–2, 7–5
7. May 4, 1964 Southern California Championships, Los Angeles, U.S. (3) Hard Carole Caldwell Graebner (2) 7–5, 3–6, 6–1
8. August 3, 1964 Piping Rock Invitational, Locust Valley, New York, U.S. Grass Nancy Richey Gunter (2) 6–3, 1–6, 6–4
9. September 28, 1964 Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles, U.S. (2) Hard Maria Bueno 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
10. November 23, 1964 New South Wales Championships, Sydney, Australia Grass Margaret Court (2) 6–4, 6–3
11. December 28, 1964 South Australian Championships, Adelaide, Australia Grass Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 2–6, 6–4, 6–1
12. August 30, 1965 U.S. Championships, New York City Grass Margaret Court (3) 8–6, 7–5
13. February 6, 1967 New England Women's Indoors, Salem, Massachusetts, U.S. Indoor Mary-Ann Eisel 6–4, 5–7, 11–9
14. December 11, 1967 South Australian Championships, Adelaide, Australia (2) Grass Judy Tegart Dalton 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
15. May 13, 1968 National Tennis League, Madison Square Gardens Pro, New York City Indoor Ann Haydon-Jones 6–4, 6–4
16. August 12, 1968 National Tennis League, Colonial Pro Invitational, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.  ??? Ann Haydon-Jones (2) 6–1, 6–2
17. August 26, 1968 US Open, New York City (2) Grass Virginia Wade 6–4, 6–2
18. January 20, 1969 Australian Open, Brisbane, Australia Grass Margaret Court (4) 6–4, 6–1
19. June 9, 1969 Wills Open, Bristol, United Kingdom Grass Margaret Court (5) 6–3, 6–3
20. June 23, 1969 Wimbledon, London (2) Grass Ann Haydon-Jones (3) 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
21. October 6, 1969 Howard Hughes Open, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Hard Nancy Richey Gunter (3) 2–6, 6–4, 6–1
22. October 13, 1969 Professional tournament in connection with dedication of the Sherwood Center, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, U.S.  ? Rosemary Casals 8–6
23. November 17, 1969 British Open Indoor Tennis Championships, Wembley Arena, London Indoor Ann Haydon-Jones (4) 9–11, 6–2, 9–7
24. February 2, 1970 International Tennis Players Association Indoor Open, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Indoor Margaret Court (6) 6–3, 7–6
25. March 2, 1970 Maureen Connolly Brinker Memorial Tennis Tournament, Dallas, Texas, U.S. Hard (?) Margaret Court (7) 1–6, 6–3, 11–9
26. March 23, 1970 South African Open, Johannesburg Hard Margaret Court (8) 6–4, 1–6, 6–3
27. June 22, 1970 Wimbledon, London (3) Grass Margaret Court (9) 14–12, 11–9
28. February 15, 1971 International Tennis Championships (Virginia Slims), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. Clay Françoise Dürr 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
29. March 22, 1971 Virginia Slims Invitational, New York City, U.S. Indoor Rosemary Casals (2) 6–4, 6–4
30. April 12, 1971 World Championship (Virginia Slims), Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.  ??? Ann Haydon-Jones (5) 7–5, 6–4
31. June 14, 1971 London Grass Courts Tennis Championships, Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom Wood (i) &
Grass
Margaret Court (10) 6–3, 3–6, 6–3 (grass)
32. August 16, 1971 Virginia Slims Clay Court Championship, Lake Bluff, Illinois, U.S. Clay Françoise Dürr (2) 6–4, 6–2
33. November 29, 1971 International Lawn Tennis Championship, Christchurch, New Zealand Grass Françoise Dürr (3) 6–3, 6–0
34. January 31, 1972 Virginia Slims International, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. (2) Clay Chris Evert 6–1, 6–0
35. March 6, 1972 Maureen Connolly Brinker International Ladies Championship (Virginia Slims), Dallas, Texas, U.S. (2) Indoor Nancy Richey Gunter (4) 7–6, 6–1
36. April 3, 1972 Virginia Slims, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. Clay Marie Neumannova Pinterova 6–4, 6–3
37. August 14, 1972 Virginia Slims, Denver, Colorado, U.S. Outdoor Nancy Richey Gunter (5) 1–6, 6–4, 6–4
38. August 21, 1972 Virginia Slims Grass Court Championships, Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. Grass Margaret Court (11) 6–4, 6–1
39. September 18, 1972 Golden Gate Pacific Coast Tennis Classic, Oakland, California, U.S. Hard Margaret Court (12) 6–2, 6–4
40. March 5, 1973 Virginia Slims, Chicago, U.S. (2) Indoor Margaret Court (13) 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
41. April 9, 1973 Virginia Slims of Boston, Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S. Indoor Margaret Court (14) 6–2, 6–4
42. August 6, 1973 Commerce Union Bank Classic (Virginia Slims), Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.  ??? Margaret Court (15) 6–3, 4–6, 6–2
43. November 19, 1973 Lady Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Indoor Rosemary Casals (3) 3–6, 7–6(5–3), 6–4
44. January 21, 1974 Virginia Slims of Mission Viejo, Palm Springs, California, U.S. Hard Chris Evert (2) 6–3, 6–1
45. April 22, 1974 Virginia Slims, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Indoor Olga Morozova 7–6(5–2), 6–1
46. January 6, 1975 Virginia Slims, San Francisco, U.S. Indoor Chris Evert (3) 6–1, 6–1
47. April 14, 1975 L'Eggs World Series of Tennis, Austin, Texas, U.S. Hard Chris Evert (4) 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(5–2)
48. June 16, 1975 Eastbourne International, Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Virginia Wade (2) 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
49. March 28, 1977 Family Circle Cup, Hilton Head, South Carolina, U.S. Clay Chris Evert (5) 6–0, 6–1
50. October 31, 1977 Colgate Series Championships, Rancho Mirage, California, U.S. Hard Chris Evert (6) 6–2, 6–2
51. January 16, 1978 Virginia Slims, Houston, Texas, U.S. Indoor Martina Navratilova 1–6, 6–2, 6–2
52. February 27, 1978 Virginia Slims, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. Indoor Martina Navratilova (2) 7–5, 2–6, 6–3
53. March 27, 1978 Virginia Slims, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. (2) Indoor Chris Evert (7) 6–0, 6–4
54. July 23, 1979 Buenos Aires Orbas, Argentina Indoor Martina Navratilova (3) 6–3, 6–4

Women's doubles[edit]

Wins[edit]

Runners-up[edit]

Year end singles rankings[edit]

Type 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
World1 N N N N 42 7 43 1 1 1 34 25 1 1 25 1 26 N 26 5 5 7 N N N
WTA7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 414 N 2 5 5 6 N 14 13
U.S.8 N 49 310 310 211 212 1C 1 1 E E 1 1 1 1 26 E N 26 26 413 5 N 7 E
  • E = excluded from the rankings, because she was a contract professional player (1968–69),[1] had retired (1975),[2] or for unknown reasons (1983).
  • N = not ranked in top ten.
  • C = co-ranked U.S. No. 1 with Nancy Richey.[3]

1 The world rankings in this table are from Lance Tingay of the London Daily Telegraph for 1959 through 1967 and from Bud Collins for 1968 through 1983.[4]
2 King was ranked behind Margaret Court, Lesley Turner Bowrey, and Maria Bueno.
3 King was ranked behind Court, Bueno, and Bowrey.
4 King was ranked behind Court and Ann Haydon-Jones.
5 King was ranked behind Court.
6 King was ranked behind Chris Evert.
7 The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings began in 1975.
8 The U.S. rankings are from the United States Tennis Association.[5]
9 King was ranked behind Darlene Hard, Karen Hantze Susman, and Richey.
10 King was ranked behind Hard and Susman.
11 King was ranked behind Hard.
12 King was ranked behind Richey.
13 King was ranked behind Martina Navratilova, Evert, and Tracy Austin.
14 King was ranked behind Evert, Virginia Wade, and Navratilova.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starr, Cynthia; King, Billie Jean (1988). We Have Come a Long Way: The Story of Women's Tennis. New York: McGraw-Hill. p. 116. ISBN 0-07-034625-9. 
  2. ^ "60-Second Sports", Oakland Tribune, December 24, 1975, page 22
  3. ^ For a thorough description of the controversy surrounding the co-ranking, see the Sports Illustrated article A Duel On Grass At 26 Paces, September 5, 1966[permanent dead link].
  4. ^ Hollander, Zander; Collins, Bud (1994). Bud Collins' Modern Encyclopedia of Tennis. Detroit, Michigan: Visible Ink Press. pp. 622–5. ISBN 0-8103-9443-X. 
  5. ^ Hollander, Zander; Collins, Bud (1994). Bud Collins' Modern Encyclopedia of Tennis. Detroit, Michigan: Visible Ink Press. pp. 605–8. ISBN 0-8103-9443-X.