1953 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

Maureen Connolly was the two time defending champion and successfully defended her title, defeating Doris Hart 6–2, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1953 U.S. National Championships. With this win, she became the first woman in history to win a Grand Slam.[1]

Women's Singles
1953 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Maureen Connolly[1]
Runner-upUnited States Doris Hart
Final score6–2, 6–4
Details
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1952 · U.S. National Championships · 1954 →

SeedsEdit

The seeded players are listed below. Maureen Connolly is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.[2]

  1.   Maureen Connolly (Champion)
  2.   Doris Hart (Finalist)
  3.   Shirley Fry (Semifinalist)
  4.   Louise Brough (Semifinalist)
  5.   Margaret Osborne duPont (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Althea Gibson (Quarterfinalist)
  7.   Helen Perez (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Babara Lewis (Third round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Maureen Connolly 6 6
6   Althea Gibson 3 2
1   Maureen Connolly 6 6
3   Shirley Fry 1 1
5   Margaret Osborne duPont 6 5
3   Shirley Fry 8 7
1   Maureen Connolly 6 6
2   Doris Hart 2 4
7   Helen Perez 6 3
4   Louise Brough 8 6
4   Louise Brough 2 4
2   Doris Hart 6 6
  Jean Rinkel-Quertier 0 1
2   Doris Hart 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 471. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "Seeding Made for National Tennis Meet". Sarasota Journal. AP. August 27, 1953. p. 9 – via Google News Archive.