1962 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

First-seeded Margaret Smith defeated fifth-seeded Darlene Hard 9–7, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1962 U.S. National Championships. The tournament was played on outdoor grass courts and held from August 29 through September 10, 1962 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.[1]

Women's Singles
1962 U.S. National Championships
ChampionAustralia Margaret Smith
Runner-upUnited States Darlene Hard
Final score9–7, 6–4
Details
Draw96
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1961 · U.S. National Championships · 1963 →

The draw consisted of 96 players of which eight were seeded.

SeedsEdit

The seeded players are listed below. Margaret Smith is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.[2]

  1.   Margaret Smith (Champion)
  2.   Karen Hantze Susman (Third round)
  3.   Maria Bueno (Semifinalist)
  4.   Věra Suková (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Darlene Hard (Finalist)
  6.   Renée Schuurman (Third round)
  7.   Lesley Turner (Fourth round)
  8.   Sandra Reynolds Price (Quarterfinalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final eightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Margaret Smith 6 6
8   Sandra Reynolds Price 3 3
1   Margaret Smith 6 6 6
3   Maria Bueno 8 3 4
3   Maria Bueno 6 6
  Donna Floyd 1 3
1   Margaret Smith 9 6
5   Darlene Hard 7 4
  Vicki Palmer 4 3
  Gwyneth Thomas 6 6
  Vicki Palmer 2 3
5   Darlene Hard 6 6
4   Věra Suková 2 1
5   Darlene Hard 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). New York City: New Chapter Press. p. 472. ISBN 978-0942257700. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Forest Hills meet opens tomorrow". Tucson Daily Citizen. AP. August 28, 1962. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.