1961 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

First-seeded and defending champion Darlene Hard defeated sixth-seeded Ann Haydon Jones 6–3, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1961 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Women's Singles
1961 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Darlene Hard[1]
Runner-upUnited Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones[1]
Final score6–3, 6–4
Details
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1960 · U.S. National Championships · 1962 →

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Darlene Hard (Champion)
  2.   Angela Mortimer (Semifinalist)
  3.   Karen Hantze (Third round)
  4.   Christine Truman (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Margaret Smith (Semifinalist)
  6.   Ann Haydon Jones (Finalist)
  7.   Lesley Turner (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Yola Ramírez (Quarterfinalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Darlene Hard 6 6
7   Yola Ramírez 3 1
1   Darlene Hard 6 4 6
5   Margaret Smith 4 6 3
5   Margaret Smith 8 6 6
4   Christine Truman 10 4 3
1   Darlene Hard 6 6
6   Ann Haydon Jones 3 4
  Jan Lehane 4 7 2
6   Ann Haydon Jones 6 5 6
6   Ann Haydon Jones 6 6
2   Angela Mortimer 4 2
7   Lesley Turner 3 4
2   Angela Mortimer 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 472. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "Laver Seeded In Nationals". Schenectady Gazette. AP. August 30, 1961. p. 24.