1961 Australian Championships – Women's Singles

First-seeded Margaret Smith defeated Jan Lehane 6–1, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1961 Australian Championships.

Women's Singles
1961 Australian Championships
ChampionAustralia Margaret Smith
Runner-upAustralia Jan Lehane
Final score6–1, 6–4
Details
Draw44
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1960 · Australian Championships · 1962 →

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Margaret Smith (Champion)
  2.   Jan Lehane (Finalist)
  3.   Lesley Turner (Third round)
  4.   Mary Carter Reitano (Semifinalist)
  5.   Mary Bevis Hawton (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Maureen Pratt (Third round)
  7.   Lorraine Coghlan (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Beverley Rae (Third round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Margaret Smith 6 6
  Kaye Dening 4 3
1   Margaret Smith 6 6
  Robyn Ebbern 2 0
  Val Wicks 4 2
  Robyn Ebbern 6 6
1   Margaret Smith 6 6
2   Jan Lehane 1 4
5   Mary Bevis Hawton 4 2
4   Mary Carter Reitano 6 6
4   Mary Carter Reitano 3 6 1
2   Jan Lehane 6 4 6
7   Lorraine Coghlan 2 2
2   Jan Lehane 6 6

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   Smith 6 6
  McLean 0 0
1   Smith 6 6
  Whitely 4 2
  Astley 8 0 0
  Whitely 6 6 6
1   Smith 6 6
  Dening 4 3
8   Rae 7 6
  Toyne 5 2
8   Rae 2 6 1
  Dening 6 3 6
  Hall Hopman 1 1
  Dening 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3   L Turner 6 6
  Robinson 2 3
3   L Turner w/o
  Wicks 6 6   Wicks
  Paterson 0 1   Wicks 6 1 8
  Rayson 6 1 6   Rayson 3 6 6
  McKee 2 6 2   Wicks 4 2
6   Pratt 6 6   Ebbern 6 6
  Gibson 0 2 6   Pratt 6 6
  Ross 6 6   Ross 4 3
  Craig 4 2 6   Pratt 6 4 4
  N Turner 6 6   Ebbern 3 6 6
  McArthur 0 2   N Turner 0 4
  Ebbern 6 6   Ebbern 6 6
  Cox 2 1

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Southam 6 4 6
  Plaisted 2 6 4   Southam 4 4
  Robberds 6 6   Robberds 6 6
  Hicks 1 2   Robberds 6 1 1
  Schacht 6 6 5   Bevis Hawton 4 6 6
  Slattery 1 0   Schacht 2 3
5   Bevis Hawton 6 6 5   Bevis Hawton 6 6
  Buck 1 2 5   Bevis Hawton 4 2
  Thiele 6 6 4   Carter Reitano 6 6
  Ockerby 3 1   Thiele 4 6
  Blackman 6 6   Blackman 6 8
  Duldig 2 4   Blackman 6 3 6
4   Carter Reitano 4 6 8
  Lesh 4 2
4   Carter Reitano 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Tegart 6 6
  Gugeri 0 2
  Tegart 4 8 4
7   Coghlan 6 6 6
  Toohey 1 3
7   Coghlan 6 6
7   Coghlan 6 6
2   Lehane 2 2
  Shipton 4 6 6
  Harris 6 1 4
  Shipton 2 1
2   Lehane 6 6
  Marie Burke 0 0
2   Lehane 6 6

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1960 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1961 French Championships – Women's Singles