1966 Australian Championships – Women's Singles

Top seeded Margaret Smith won the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1966 Australian Championships after Nancy Richey withdrew from the final. This is the only walkover in a Ladies Singles Final of a Grand Slam tournament and was Smith's 7th straight Australian Open title.

Women's Singles
1966 Australian Championships
ChampionAustralia Margaret Smith
Runner-upUnited States Nancy Richey
Final scorew/o
Details
Draw48
Seeds12
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1965 · Australian Championships · 1967 →

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Margaret Smith (Champion)
  2.   Nancy Richey (Finalist)
  3.   Lesley Turner (Third round)
  4.   Carole Caldwell Graebner (Semifinalist)
  5.   Judy Tegart (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Gail Sherriff (Third round)
  7.   Jan Lehane (Second round)
  8.   Madonna Schacht (Quarterfinalist)
  9.   Robyn Ebbern (Third round)
  10.   Joan Gibson (Quarterfinalist)
  11.   Karen Krantzcke (Third round)
  12.   Kerry Melville (Semifinalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Margaret Smith 6 6
8   Madonna Schacht 1 3
1   Margaret Smith 6 6
4   Carole Caldwell Graebner 2 4
5   Judy Tegart 3 3
4   Carole Caldwell Graebner 6 6
1   Margaret Smith W
2   Nancy Richey L w/o
10   Joan Gibson 2 6 4
12   Kerry Melville 6 3 6
12   Kerry Melville 2 6
2   Nancy Richey 6 8
  Helen Amos 2 3
2   Nancy Richey 6 6

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   Smith 6 6
  Kenny 3 1
1   Smith 6 11
  Jenkins 1 9
  Marsh 3 1
  Jenkins 6 6
1   Smith 6 6
8   Schacht 1 3
  Hunt 6 3 0
  Gourlay 1 6 6
  Gourlay 2 3
8   Schacht 6 6
  Malfroy 0 1
8   Schacht 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5   Tegart 6 6
  Olsson 0 2 5   Tegart 6 6
  Sherriff 6 6   Sherriff 2 2
  Begbie 2 4 5   Tegart 6 8
  Allan 6 6 11   Krantzcke 4 6
  Giscafré 1 3   Allan 4 1
11   Krantzcke 6 6 11   Krantzcke 6 6
  Mackay 2 2 5   Tegart 3 3
9   Ebbern 6 6 4   Caldwell Graebner 6 6
  Alexander 2 2 9   Ebbern 4 6 6
  Walsham 6 6   Walsham 6 2 2
  Brennan 2 4 9   Ebbern 1 4
  Dening 6 6 4   Caldwell Graebner 6 6
  Cooper 2 0   Dening 3 1
4   Caldwell Graebner 6 6 4   Caldwell Graebner 6 6
  Jones 2 1

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3   Turner 6 6
  Kynaston 2 3 3   Turner 6 6
  Don 6 3 6   Don 1 3
  Davies 3 6 2 3   Turner 6 1
  Eastburn 7 5 7 10   Gibson 8 6
  Van Haren 5 7 5   Eastburn 2 3
10   Gibson 6 4 6 10   Gibson 6 6
  Martin 1 6 1 10   Gibson 2 6 4
12   Melville 6 6 12   Melville 6 3 6
Q   Wicks 4 0 12   Melville 6 6
Q   Smith 4 6 6 Q   Smith 0 2
  Langsford 6 3 2 12   Melville 13 4 6
  Pfannenberg 6 4 6 6   Sherriff 11 6 0
  Boulle 4 6 4   Pfannenberg 1 1
6   Sherriff 6 6 6   Sherriff 6 6
Q   Born 3 3

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7   Lehane w/o
Q   Hole
Q   Hole 2 4
  Amos 6 6
  Amos 6 6 6
  Salfati 8 0 4
  Amos 2 3
2   Richey 6 6
  Turner 12 4 6
  Starr 10 6 4
  Turner 1 0
2   Richey 6 6
  Dunn 3 3
2   Richey 6 6

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1965 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1966 French Championships – Women's Singles