1956 Australian Championships – Women's Singles

Second-seeded Mary Carter defeated Thelma Long 3–6, 6–2, 9–7 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1956 Australian Championships.[1]

Women's Singles
1956 Australian Championships
ChampionAustralia Mary Carter
Runner-upAustralia Thelma Long
Final score3–6, 6–2, 9–7
Details
Draw32
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Mary Hawton (Semifinalist)
  2.   Mary Carter (Champion)
  3.   Beryl Penrose (Quarterfinalist)
  4.   Fay Muller (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Thelma Long (Finalist)
  6.   Daphne Seeney (Semifinalist)
  7.   Loris Nichols (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Lorraine Coghlan (Quarterfinalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Mary Hawton 0 6 6
8   Lorraine Coghlan 6 0 3
1   Mary Hawton 6 0 3
5   Thelma Long 0 6 6
4   Fay Muller 5 1
5   Thelma Long 7 6
5   Thelma Long 6 2 7
2   Mary Carter 3 6 9
6   Daphne Seeney 6 6
3   Beryl Penrose 2 1
6   Daphne Seeney 3 5
2   Mary Carter 6 7
7   Loris Nichols 1 5
2   Mary Carter 6 7

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1   Hawton
  Gibson w/o 1   Hawton 6 6
  Thiele 6 6   Thiele 1 1
  Lee 2 1 1   Hawton 0 6 6
8   Coghlan 8   Coghlan 6 0 3
  Bietzel w/o 8   Coghlan 6 6
  Rayson 6 6   Rayson 3 4
  Bowden 3 2 1   Hawton 6 0 3
4   Muller 6 6 5   Long 0 6 6
  Strachan 2 2 4   Muller 6 6
  McCalman 2 6 6   McCalman 1 3
  Parmenter 6 4 2 4   Muller 5 1
5   Long 6 3 6 5   Long 7 6
  Linde 0 6 1 5   Long 8 4 9
  Jones 3 6 6   Jones 6 6 7
  Sheidow 6 3 3

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Hellyer 6 6
  Robinson 2 2   Hellyer 6 4 4
6   Seeney 6 6 6   Seeney 3 6 6
  Shearer 2 3 6   Seeney 6 6
  Armstrong 1 6 6 3   Penrose 2 1
  Roberts 6 2 4   Armstrong 2 6 2
3   Penrose 6 6 3   Penrose 6 4 6
  Anderson 0 2 6   Seeney 3 5
  Hopman 7 6 2   Carter 6 7
  Langley 5 1   Hopman 2 1
7   Nichols 6 4 6 7   Nichols 6 6
  Bradfield 4 6 2 7   Nichols 1 5
  Fogarty 6 6 2   Carter 6 7
  Lonergan 4 2   Fogarty 3 6
2   Carter 6 6 2   Carter 6 8
  Couquerque 4 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Don Lawrence (31 January 1956). "Mary Carter in national title victory". The Age -. p. 20 – via Google News Archive.

External linksEdit

  • [1] Source for the draw at australianopen.com
Preceded by
1955 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1956 French Championships – Women's Singles