1941 U.S. National Championships – Women's singles

Second-seeded Sarah Cooke defeated first-seeded Pauline Betz 7–5, 6–2 in the final to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1941 U.S. National Championships. The tournament was played on outdoor grass courts and held from August 30, through September 7, 1941 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.[1][2]

Women's singles
1941 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Sarah Cooke[1]
Runner-upUnited States Pauline Betz
Final score7–5, 6–2
Details
Draw62
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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The draw consisted of 62 players of which eight were seeded.

SeedsEdit

The eight seeded U.S. players are listed below. Pauline Betz is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.[3]

  1.   Pauline Betz (finalist)
  2.   Sarah Cooke (champion)
  3.   Dorothy Bundy (quarterfinals)
  4.   Helen Bernhard (quarterfinals)
  5.   Helen Jacobs (semifinals)
  6.   Margaret Osborne (semifinals)
  7.   Mary Arnold (third round)
  8.   Virginia Kovacs (first round)

DrawEdit

Final eightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
2   Sarah Cooke 6 7
  Hope Knowles 4 5
2   Sarah Cooke 6 2 6
5   Helen Jacobs 3 6 1
3   Dorothy Bundy 3 9
5   Helen Jacobs 6 11
2   Sarah Cooke 7 6
1   Pauline Betz 5 2
1   Pauline Betz 6 6
  Barbara Krase 1 1
1   Pauline Betz 6 6
6   Margaret Osborne 4 3
4   Helen Bernhard 3 1
6   Margaret Osborne 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). New York City: New Chapter Press. p. 470. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "Riggs regains U.S. title". The Examiner. Vol. C, no. 155. Tasmania, Australia. 9 September 1941. p. 6 (late news edition) – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Pick Riggs to win National tennis title". The De Kalb Daily Chronicle. UP. August 30, 1941. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.