First-seeded Alice Marble defeated second-seeded Helen Jacobs 6–2, 6–3 in the final to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1940 U.S. National Championships. The tournament was played on outdoor grass courts and held from September 2, through September 7, 1940 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.
|1940 U.S. National Championships|
The draw consisted of 55 players of which seven were seeded.
The eight seeded U.S. players are listed below. Alice Marble is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.
Final eight edit