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1972 French Open – Women's Singles

 

1972 French Open – Women's Singles

1972 French Open
Champion   Billie Jean King
Runner-up   Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Final score   6–3, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    -45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
WC Doubles    men    women  
French Open
 < 1971 1973 > 

Billie Jean King defeated Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the women's singles title at the 1972 French Open.[1]

Contents

  • Seeds 1
  • Draw 2
    • Key 2.1
    • Last three rounds 2.2
    • Earlier rounds 2.3
      • Section 1 2.3.1
      • Section 2 2.3.2
      • Section 3 2.3.3
      • Section 4 2.3.4
      • Section 5 2.3.5
      • Section 6 2.3.6
      • Section 7 2.3.7
      • Section 8 2.3.8
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Seeds

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

  1. Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Runner-up)
  2. Nancy Gunter (withdrew)
  3. Billie Jean King (Champion)
  4. Rosemary Casals (Third round)
  5. Françoise Dürr (Semifinalist)
  6. Virginia Wade (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Helga Niessen Masthoff (Semifinalist)
  8. Linda Tuero (Third round)

Draw

Key

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

Last three rounds

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6 6    
-   Corinne Molesworth 2 2    
  1   Goolagong Cawley 9 6    
  5   Dürr 7 4    
-   Olga Morozova 6 3 2
  5   Françoise Dürr 4 6 6  
    1   Goolagong Cawley 3 3  
  3   King 6 6  
  6   Virginia Wade 1 3    
3   Billie Jean King 6 6    
  3   King 6 6  
  7   Niessen Masthoff 4 4    
7   Helga Niessen Masthoff 6 8  
  -   Katja Ebbinghaus 3 6    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      1   Goolagong Cawley 6 7    
      -   Patricia Pretorius 2 5    
              
                
      1   Goolagong Cawley 6 6  
-   Kerry Harris 2 0         -   Melville Reid 2 3  
-   Pam Teeguarden 6 6       -   Teeguarden 7 8    
Q   Laura Du Pont 3 2       -   Sawamatsu 5 6    
-   Kazuko Sawamatsu 6 6         -   Teeguarden 7 6 14
      -   Kerry Melville Reid 9 4 16  
              
                
 

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      8   Linda Tuero 3 1    
-   Nathalie Fuchs 5 4         -   Molesworth 6 6    
-   Corinne Molesworth 7 6       -   Molesworth 7 6 6
-   Sharon Walsh 2 6 3     Q   Pachta 9 0 4  
Q   Sonja Pachta 6 2 6       -   Molesworth 6 6  
      -   Tegart Dalton 2 2  
                
                
      -   Nell Truman 3 1  
      -   Judy Tegart Dalton 6 6    
              
                
 

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      4   Casals 6 6    
-   Miroslava Holubova 3 3         -   Rossouw 8 8    
-   Wendy Gilchrist 6 6       -   Gilchrist 6 3 3
Q   Barbara Downs 2 0       -   Rossouw 2 6 6  
-   Laura Rossouw 6 6         -   Rossouw 2 6  
      -   Morozova 6 8  
                
                
      -   Olga Morozova 6 7  
      -   Karen Krantzcke 2 5    
              
                
 

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      5   Françoise Dürr 6 6    
LL   Marina Chuvirina 5 2         -   Walhof 3 2    
-   Gertruida Walhof 7 6       -   Walhof 6 6  
-   Kora Schediwy 1 3       Q   Szell 4 2    
Q   Erzsebet Szell 6 6         5   Dürr 6 7  
      -   Overton 3 5  
                
                
      -   Wendy Overton 2 6 6
      -   Lesley Hunt 6 2 2  
              
                
 

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      -   Marie Neumanova 4 4    
-   Christina Sandberg 3 6 3       Q   Schallau 6 6    
-   Patricia Coleman 6 2 6     -   Patricia Coleman 4 3  
LL   Ana-Maria Pinto-Bravo 6 2 7     Q   Schallau 6 6    
Q   Mona Schallau 4 6 9       Q   Schallau 4 7  
      6   Wade 6 9  
                
                
      -   Betty Stöve 0 1  
      6   Virginia Wade 6 6    
              
                
 

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      -   Valerie Ziegenfuss 9 3 6  
-   Lita Liem 3 1         -   Orth 7 6 3  
-   Heide Orth 6 6         Orth 6 6  
-   Alena Palmeová-West 3 7 2     Q   Ornstein 2 4    
Q   Nancy Ornstein 6 5 6       -   Ziegenfuss 3 1  
      3   King 6 6  
                
                
      -   Winnie Shaw 3 0  
      3   Billie Jean King 6 6    
              
                
 

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      -   Helen Gourlay Cawley 6 6    
-   Odile De Roubin 2 6 2       -   Bonicelli 4 4    
-   Fiorella Bonicelli 6 0 6     -   Bonicelli 6 6  
-   Ingrid Bentzer 2 3       Q   Fernández de Soto 4 4    
Q   Isabel Fernández de Soto 6 6         -   Gourlay Cawley 6 3  
      7   Niessen Masthoff 8 6  
                
                
      -   Brenda Kirk 2 1  
      7   Helga Niessen Masthoff 6 6    
              
                
 

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
                
                
      -   Marijke Schaar 5 5    
-   Jill Cooper 4 4         -   Ebbinghaus 7 7    
-   Katja Ebbinghaus 6 6       -   Ebbinghaus 6 3 6
Q   Gurdal 0 0       -   Vopickova 4 6 4  
-   Vlasta Vopickova 6 6         -   Ebbinghaus 6 4 6
      -   Chanfreau 3 6 2
                
                
      -   Gail Chanfreau      
      2   Nancy Gunter w/o      
              
                
 

References

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 396.  

External links

  • 1972 French Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw
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