1951 French Championships – Women's Singles

Third-seeded Shirley Fry[2][3] defeated Doris Hart 6–3, 3–6, 6–3 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1951 French Championships.[1][4]

Women's Singles
1951 French Championships
ChampionUnited States Shirley Fry[1][2][3]
Runner-upUnited States Doris Hart
Final score6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Details
Draw46
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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SeedsEdit

The seeded players are listed below. Shirley Fry is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1.   Doris Hart (Finalist)
  2.   Margaret Osborne duPont (Semifinalist)
  3.   Shirley Fry (Champion)
  4.   Jean Walker-Smith (Semifinalist)
  5.   Beverley Baker (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Thelma Coyne Long (Quarterfinalist)
  7.   Nelly Adamson (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Joy Gannon Mottram (Third round)

Main drawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
2   Margaret Osborne duPont 8 1 6
7   Nelly Adamson 6 6 1
2   Margaret Osborne duPont 2 7  
3   Shirley Fry 6 9  
3   Shirley Fry 12 6  
6   Thelma Coyne Long 10 1  
3   Shirley Fry 6 3 6
1   Doris Hart 3 6 3
5   Beverley Baker 6 4 1
4   Jean Walker-Smith 3 6 6
4   Jean Walker-Smith 2 1  
1   Doris Hart 6 6  
    Arlette De Cazalet 0 4  
1   Doris Hart 6 6  

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
2   M Osborne duPont      
  bye       2   M Osborne duPont 6 6  
    A Varin           A Varin 1 1  
  bye       2   M Osborne duPont 6 6  
    K Tuckey           K Tuckey 4 4  
  bye           K Tuckey 6 6  
    L Schmier           L Schmier 0 0  
  bye       2   M Osborne duPont 8 1 6
7   N Adamson       7   N Adamson 6 6 1
  bye       7   N Adamson 6 6  
    G Taillandier           G Taillandier 0 2  
  bye       7   N Adamson 6 6  
    N Migliori 6 6       N Migliori 1 2  
    J Kermina 3 5       N Migliori 8 6 6
    J Amouretti 6 7 8     J Amouretti 10 3 1
    B Bartlett 3 9 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3   S Fry 6 6  
    J Patorni 2 2   3   S Fry 6 3 6
    J Quertier           J Quertier 1 6 3
  bye       3   S Fry 8 6  
    R Veber Jones           R Veber Jones 6 1  
  bye           R Veber Jones 6 6  
    J Foy 6 4 6     J Foy 4 2  
    S Schmitt 3 6 2 3   S Fry 12 6  
6   T Coyne Long 6 6   6   T Coyne Long 10 1  
    F Cor 0 0   6   T Coyne Long 4 6 8
    V Rigollet 7 3 6     V Rigollet 6 2 6
    Mm Bernard 5 6 2 6   T Coyne Long 6 6  
    H Matous 7 7 8     G Woodgate 3 4  
    M Galtier 5 9 6     H Matous 1 4  
    G Woodgate 6 6       G Woodgate 6 6  
    S Pannetier 1 4  

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
    B Walter      
  bye           B Walter 6 6  
    C Mercelis 6 6       C Mercelis 4 2  
    N Guinand 0 4       B Walter 4 4  
    M Dubois 6 6   5   B Baker 6 6  
    Van Coller 3 2       M Dubois 3 2  
    M Bologna 2 5   5   B Baker 6 6  
5   B Baker 6 7   5   B Baker 6 4 1
    J Marcellin 0 6 6 4   J Walker-Smith 3 6 6
    E Scholten-Klein 6 4 2     J Marcellin 4 7 6
    E Andrews 6 6       E Andrews 6 5 3
    S Savoye 4 4     J Marcellin 1 1  
    M Bourbonnais 6 6   4   J Walker-Smith 6 6  
    J Boutin 2 2       M Bourbonnais 6 1  
  bye       4   J Walker-Smith 8 6  
4   J Walker-Smith      

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  bye      
    A De Cazalet           A De Cazalet 4 6 6
    G. Butler           J Curry 6 1 2
    J Curry w/o         A De Cazalet 9 6 6
    B. Scofield       8   J Gannon Mottram 7 8 3
  bye           B. Scofield 3 3  
    F Lemal 0 2   8   J Gannon Mottram 6 6  
8   J Gannon Mottram 6 6       A De Cazalet 0 4  
    A Charbonnier       1   D Hart 6 6  
  bye           A Charbonnier w/o    
  unknown 1         unknown      
  unknown 2           A Charbonnier 3 1  
  bye       1   D Hart 6 6  
    V Tonolli           V Tonolli 0 1  
  bye       1   D Hart 6 6  
1   D Hart      

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Roland Garros 1951 (Grand slam) - Women's singles" (PDF). FrenchOpen.fr. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  2. ^ a b "Grand Slam Tournaments - French Open" (PDF). usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  3. ^ a b "Shirley Fry-Irvin". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 394. ISBN 978-0942257700.