1957 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

First-seeded Althea Gibson defeated second-seeded Louise Brough 6–3, 6–2 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1957 U.S. National Championships.[1]

Women's Singles
1957 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Althea Gibson
Runner-upUnited States Louise Brough[1]
Final score6–3, 6–2
Details
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1956 · U.S. National Championships · 1958 →

SeedsEdit

The seeded players are listed below. Althea Gibson is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.

  1.   Althea Gibson (Champion)
  2.   Louise Brough (Finalist)
  3.   Dorothy Knode (Semifinalist)
  4.   Shirley Bloomer (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Darlene Hard (Semifinalist)
  6.   Christine Truman (Third round)
  7.   Ann Haydon (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Mary Hawton (Quarterfinalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Althea Gibson 6 6
8   Mary Hawton 2 2
1   Althea Gibson 6 6
3   Dorothy Knode 2 2
3   Dorothy Knode 6 6
  Lois Felix 2 1
1   Althea Gibson 6 6
2   Louise Brough 3 2
2   Louise Brough 7 6
7   Ann Haydon 5 2
2   Louise Brough 6 6
5   Darlene Hard 1 4
4   Shirley Bloomer 0 1
5   Darlene Hard 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 978-0-942257-70-0.