1944 U.S. National Championships – Women's singles

First-seeded and reigning champion Pauline Betz defeated second-seeded Margaret Osborne 6–3, 8–6 in the final to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1944 U.S. National Championships. The tournament was played on outdoor grass courts and held from August 30 through September 4, 1944 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.[1][2]

Women's singles
1944 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Pauline Betz[1]
Runner-upUnited States Margaret Osborne
Final score6–3, 8–6
Details
Draw32
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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The draw consisted of 32 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.

  1.   Pauline Betz (champion)
  2.   Margaret Osborne (finalist)
  3.   Louise Brough (semifinals)
  4.   Dorothy Bundy (semifinals)
  5.   Mary Arnold (quarterfinals)
  6.   Doris Hart (quarterfinals)
  7.   Virginia Kovacs (quarterfinals)
  8.   Patricia Todd (second round)

DrawEdit

Final eightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Pauline Betz 6 6 6
7   Virginia Kovacs 4 8 4
1   Pauline Betz 6 6
3   Louise Brough 2 3
3   Louise Brough 3 6 8
5   Mary Arnold 6 3 6
1   Pauline Betz 6 8
2   Margaret Osborne 3 6
2   Margaret Osborne 6 6
  Shirley Fry 3 1
2   Margaret Osborne 4 6 6
4   Dorothy Bundy 6 4 0
4   Dorothy Bundy 5 8 6
6   Doris Hart 7 6 4

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. ^ "Betz takes 3d national tennis crown, 6-3, 8-6". Chicago Daily Tribune. AP. September 4, 1944. p. 27.