1959 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

First-seeded Maria Bueno defeated Christine Truman 6–1, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1959 U.S. National Championships.[1][2]

Women's Singles
1959 U.S. National Championships
ChampionBrazil Maria Bueno
Runner-upUnited Kingdom Christine Truman[1]
Final score6–1, 6–4
Details
Draw64
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1958 · U.S. National Championships · 1960 →

This was notably the first grand slam that former world number 1 and 12 time grand slam champion Billie Jean King competed in.

SeedsEdit

The seeded players are listed below. Maria Bueno is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.[3]

  1.   Maria Bueno (Champion)
  2.   Sandra Reynolds (Quarterfinalist)
  3.   Christine Truman (Finalist)
  4.   Darlene Hard (Semifinalist)
  5.   Angela Mortimer (Second round)
  6.   Ann Haydon (Semifinalist)
  7.   Renée Schuurman (Second round)
  8.   Sally Moore (Third round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
2   Sandra Reynolds 3 2
6   Ann Haydon 6 6
6   Ann Haydon 2 3
3   Christine Truman 6 6
3   Christine Truman 6 6
  Dorothy Knode 1 2
3   Christine Truman 1 4
1   Maria Bueno 6 6
1   Maria Bueno 6 6
  Louise Brough Clapp 3 2
1   Maria Bueno 6 6
4   Darlene Hard 2 4
4   Darlene Hard 5 9 6
  Karen Hantze 7 7 3

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. ^ C.M. Jones, ed. (1960). Dawson's International Lawn Tennis Almanac. London: Dawson's of Pall Mall. pp. 167–171.
  3. ^ "Olmedo top seeded". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. AP. Sep 2, 1959. p. 7.