1940 U.S. National Championships – Women's singles

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.[1]

Women's singles
1940 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Alice Marble[1]
Runner-upUnited States Helen Jacobs
Final score6–2, 6–3
Details
Draw55
Seeds7
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1939 · U.S. National Championships · 1941 →

The draw consisted of 55 players of which seven were seeded.

SeedsEdit

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.

  1.   Alice Marble (champion)
  2.   Helen Jacobs (finalist)
  3.   Pauline Betz (quarterfinals)
  4.   Dorothy Bundy (quarterfinals)
  5.   Sarah Cooke (third round)
  6.   Helen Bernard (quarterfinals)
  7.   Virginia Wolfenden (quarterfinals)

DrawEdit

Final eightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
2   Helen Jacobs 3 6 6
  Virginia Wolfenden 6 4 1
2   Helen Jacobs 2 6 6
  Mary Hardwick 6 1 4
3   Pauline Betz 7 1 2
  Mary Hardwick 5 6 6
2   Helen Jacobs 2 3
1   Alice Marble 6 6
1   Alice Marble 6 6
6   Helen Bernhard 2 3
1   Alice Marble 6 6
  Valerie Scott 3 3
4   Dorothy Bundy 6 4 3
  Valerie Scott 2 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2016). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (3rd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. p. 499. ISBN 978-1-937559-38-0.