1946 U.S. National Championships – Women's singles

First-seeded Pauline Betz defeated fifth-seeded Doris Hart 11–9, 6–3 in the final to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1946 U.S. National Championships.[1][2]

Women's singles
1946 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Pauline Betz[1]
Runner-upUnited States Doris Hart
Final score11–9, 6–3
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1945 · U.S. National Championships · 1947 →

SeedsEdit

The tournament used two lists of players for seeding the women's singles event; one for U.S. players and one for foreign players. Pauline Betz is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.[3][4]

  1.   Pauline Betz (champion)
  2.   Margaret Osborne (quarterfinals)
  3.   Louise Brough (quarterfinals)
  4.   Dorothy Bundy (first round)
  5.   Doris Hart (finalist)
  6.   Patricia Todd (semifinals)
  7.   Shirley Fry (first round)
  8.   Mary Arnold (semifinals)
  9.   Jean Bostock (third round)
  10.   Kay Stammers Menzies (third round)
  11.   Mrs. Raymonde Jones (first round)
  12.   Mrs. Pat Adams (first round)
  13.   Tara Deodhar (first round)

DrawEdit

Final eightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Pauline Betz 6 3 6
  Gussie Moran 1 6 2
1   Pauline Betz 6 6
6   Patricia Todd 2 3
6   Patricia Todd 6 6
3   Louise Brough 2 2
1   Pauline Betz 11 6
5   Doris Hart 9 3
8   Mary Arnold 6 6
  Dorothy Head 2 1
8   Mary Arnold 3 2
5   Doris Hart 6 6
5   Doris Hart 6 5 7
2   Margaret Osborne 4 7 5

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. ^ G.P. Hughes, ed. (1947). The Lawn Tennis Almanack 1947. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. pp. 207–209.
  3. ^ "Seed Parker, Betz No.1 in Nationals". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Newspapers.com. August 30, 1946. p. 17.
  4. ^ "Seedings in U.S. Tennis". The Straits Times. Singapore. 31 August 1946. p. 8.