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1953 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1953 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   United States Maureen Connolly[1]
Runner-up   United States Doris Hart[1]
Final score   8–6, 7–5
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Template:Infobox tennis event/footer

Maureen Connolly (USA) defeated Doris Hart (USA) 8–6, 7–5 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1953 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Maureen Connolly is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States Maureen Connolly (Champion)
  2. United States Doris Hart (Finalist)
  3. United States Shirley Fry (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Dorothy Knode (Semifinalist)
  5. United Kingdom Angela Mortimer (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United Kingdom Helen Fletcher (Fourth round)
  7. France Sue Chatrier (Third round)
  8. France Nellie Adamson (Fourth round)

Draw

Key

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

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United States Maureen Connolly 6 6        
 West Germany Erika Vollmer 3 0        
  1  United States Maureen Connolly 6 6        
  3  United States Shirley Fry 1 1        
3  United States Shirley Fry 6 6      
   United States Julie Sampson 4 2        
    1  United States Maureen Connolly 8 7      
  2  United States Doris Hart 6 5      
  5  United Kingdom Angela Mortimer 4 3        
4  United States Dorothy Knode 6 6        
4  United States Dorothy Knode 2 2      
  2  United States Doris Hart 6 6        
 Hungary Zsuzsa Körmöczy 5 5      
  2  United States Doris Hart 7 7        

Earlier Rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  United States Connolly 6 6        
     South Africa Kilian 0 0        
      1  United States Connolly 6 6        
       United Kingdom Petchell 1 1        
    Q  United Kingdom Brock 4 1      
     United Kingdom Petchell 6 6        
      1  United States Connolly 6 6      
       United Kingdom Shilcock 0 1      
     Belgium De Ridder 4 6 4      
     Hungary Peterdy 6 4 6      
       Hungary Peterdy 2 0      
       United Kingdom Shilcock 6 6        
     United Kingdom Shilcock 6 6      
     United Kingdom King 3 2        
 

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    7  France Chatrier 6 6        
     United Kingdom Hoahing 1 3        
      7  France Chatrier 5 3        
       Bermuda Brewer 7 6        
     Bermuda Brewer 6 6      
     United Kingdom Carlisle 2 1        
       Bermuda Brewer 2 1      
       West Germany Vollmer 6 6      
     West Germany Vollmer 6 6        
     United Kingdom Hird 3 3        
       West Germany Vollmer 6 6      
       Austria Strecker 2 2        
    Q  United Kingdom Reid 6 1 4    
     Austria Strecker 2 6 6      
 

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Sweden Gullbrandsson-Sanden w/o          
3  United States Fry               3  United States Fry 6 6        
 United Kingdom Lines 6 0 6          United Kingdom Walthew 2 2        
 United Kingdom Walthew 2 6 8           3  United States Fry 3 6 6      
 United Kingdom Parker 6 2 4            United Kingdom Rinkel-Quertier 6 4 1      
 United Kingdom Rinkel-Quertier 2 6 6          United Kingdom Rinkel-Quertier 6 6      
 United Kingdom Boundy 4 1            United Kingdom Harris 3 2        
 United Kingdom Harris 6 6             3  United States Fry 6 6      
 United Kingdom Middleton 6 4 3            United States Lewis 1 3      
 Switzerland Alvensieben-Rigollet 4 6 6          Switzerland Alvensieben-Rigollet 4 6        
 United Kingdom Potts 5 4            United Kingdom Bloomer 6 8        
 United Kingdom Bloomer 7 6              United Kingdom Bloomer 3 2      
 United Kingdom Harrison 6 3              United States Lewis 6 6        
 United States Lewis 8 6            United States Lewis 6 6      
 Netherlands Ten Bosch 6 4            United Kingdom Dawes 1 3        
 United Kingdom Dawes 8 6        

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United Kingdom Woodgate 6 0 3      
8  France Adamson 2 6 6         8  France Adamson 1 6 6      
 United Kingdom Proudfoot 6 1 2          United Kingdom Bulleid 6 3 3      
 United Kingdom Bulleid 4 6 6           8  France Adamson 1 6 6      
 United Kingdom Wagstaff 0 7 2            Australia Hopman 6 2 1      
 Australia Hopman 6 5 6          Australia Hopman 9 6 1    
 United Kingdom Knapp 4 2            United Kingdom Curry 11 2 0 r.    
 United Kingdom Curry 6 6             8  France Adamson 6 3 3    
Q  Czechoslovakia Herbst 4 7              United States Sampson 4 6 6    
 South Africa Van Der Westhuizen 6 9            South Africa Van Der Westhuizen 1 3        
 United Kingdom Gotla 1 2            United States Sampson 6 6        
 United States Sampson 6 6              United States Sampson 11 7      
 United Kingdom Speight 3 4              Spain Weiss 9 5        
 Republic of Ireland Downey 6 6            Republic of Ireland Downey 3 1      
 United Kingdom Morgan 1 2            Spain Weiss 6 6        
 Spain Weiss 6 6        

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 New Zealand Attwood 3 6 2      
 United Kingdom White 6 3 6          United Kingdom White 1 4        
 United States Gray 4 3            France Bourbonnais 6 6        
 France Bourbonnais 6 6              France Bourbonnais 4 4        
 Spain De Riba 5 2              United Kingdom Cheadle 6 6        
 United Kingdom Macleod 7 6            United Kingdom Macleod 5 1      
 Republic of Ireland Lombard 6 3 1          United Kingdom Cheadle 7 6        
 United Kingdom Cheadle 4 6 6            United Kingdom Cheadle 2 1      
 United Kingdom Lewis 6 5 5           5  United Kingdom Mortimer 6 6      
 United Kingdom Knight 3 7 7          United Kingdom Knight 0 1        
 United Kingdom Peters 0 2            United Kingdom Ward 6 6        
 United Kingdom Ward 6 6              United Kingdom Ward 3 3      
 South Africa Scott 0 6 1           5  United Kingdom Mortimer 6 6        
 France Schmitt 6 1 6          France Schmitt 6 0 1    
 United Kingdom Drobny 1 4           5  United Kingdom Mortimer 2 6 6      
5  United Kingdom Mortimer 6 6        

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
Q  United Kingdom Mackay 6 2 5      
Q  United Kingdom Lauder 2 6 7         Q  United Kingdom Lauder 2 2        
 United Kingdom Thomas 4 6 7          United Kingdom Dawson-Scott 6 6        
 United Kingdom Dawson-Scott 6 2 9            United Kingdom Dawson-Scott 6 9        
Q  United Kingdom Brighton 3 3              United Kingdom Walsh 2 7        
 United Kingdom Walsh 6 6            United Kingdom Walsh 6 2 9    
Q  United Kingdom Liebert 3 2            United Kingdom Blair 2 6 7      
 United Kingdom Blair 6 6              United Kingdom Dawson-Scott 2 1      
 Sweden Lagerborg w/o               4  United States Knode 6 6      
 Austria Broz                Austria Broz 4 1        
 Australia Fisher 2 1            United States Davidson 6 6        
 United States Davidson 6 6              United States Davidson 3 0      
 United Kingdom Pitt 1 6 1           4  United States Knode 6 6        
Q  United States Fageros 6 4 6         Q  United States Fageros 6 3      
 United Kingdom Woodgate 2 2           4  United States Knode 8 6        
4  United States Knode 6 6        

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     Hungary Körmöczy 6 6        
     United Kingdom Houseley 0 0        
       Hungary Körmöczy 6 6        
       United Kingdom Watson 3 2        
     United Kingdom Kerr 1 9      
     United Kingdom Watson 6 11        
       Hungary Körmöczy 6 6      
      6  United Kingdom Fletcher 3 4      
     United Kingdom Wilson 0 2        
     Belgium Mercelis 6 6        
       Belgium Mercelis 3 3      
      6  United Kingdom Fletcher 6 6        
    Q  United Kingdom Midgley 2 0      
    6  United Kingdom Fletcher 6 6        
 

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     Australia Goldsworthy 6 6        
    Q  Southern Rhodesia Bowyer 3 3        
       Australia Goldsworthy 4 2        
       United Kingdom Buxton 6 6        
     United Kingdom Lister 5 7 1    
     United Kingdom Buxton 7 5 6      
       United Kingdom Buxton 3 1      
      2  United States Hart 6 6      
     West Germany Zehden 7 6        
     South Africa Gordon-Hughes 5 4        
       West Germany Zehden 0 0      
      2  United States Hart 6 6        
     United Kingdom Morgan 0 0      
    2  United States Hart 6 6        
 

References

External links

  • 1953 Wimbledon Championships on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw
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