1968 Australian Championships – Women's Singles

Second-seeded Billie Jean King defeated Margaret Court in the final, 6–1, 6–2 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1968 Australian Championships. Nancy Richey was the defending champion but did not compete that year.

Women's Singles
1968 Australian Championships
ChampionUnited States Billie Jean King
Runner-upAustralia Margaret Court
Final score6–1, 6–2
Details
Draw62
Seeds14
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1967 · Australian Championships · 1969 →

SeedsEdit

The joint first seeds received a bye into the second round.

01.     Lesley Turner (Semifinals)
01.     Billie Jean King (Champion)
03.     Rosie Casals (Quarterfinals)
03.     Judy Tegart (Semifinals)
05.     Kerry Melville (Third round)
05.     Kathleen Harter (Quarterfinals)
07.     Mary-Ann Eisel (Third round)
07.     Margaret Court (Final)
09.     Elena Subirats (Second round)
09.     Karen Krantzcke (Quarterfinals)
11.     Ada Bakker (First round)
11.     Gail Sherriff (Third round)
13.     Helen Gourlay (First round)
13.     Lorraine Robinson (Withdrew)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Lesley Turner 3 6 6
5   Kathleen Harter 6 2 2
1   Lesley Turner 3 2
7   Margaret Court 6 6
7   Margaret Court 6 6
3   Rosie Casals 0 2
7   Margaret Court 1 2
1   Billie Jean King 6 6
3   Judy Tegart 4 10 6
9   Karen Krantzcke 6 8 3
3   Judy Tegart 6 1 2
1   Billie Jean King 4 6 6
  Astrid Suurbeek 1 2
1   Billie Jean King 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   Lesley Turner 6 6
  Dorothy Whitely 6 6   D Whitely 3 1
  Judith Dibar 2 4 1   L Turner 6 6
  Kay Williams 3 2   E de Jong 0 1
  Eva de Jong 6 6   E de Jong 6 6
  Kerry Hogarth   K Hogarth 2 2
13   Lorraine Robinson w/o 1   L Turner 3 6 6
  Valerie Caulley 3 4 5   K Harter 6 2 2
  L Griffiths 6 6   L Griffiths 5 6 4
  Sandra Hole 0 1   L Liem 7 3 6
  Lita Liem 6 6   L Liem 2 3
  Beryl Jenkins 6 4 10 5   K Harter 6 6
  Wendy Gilchrist 2 6 8   B Jenkins 2 7 4
  Loris Butterfield 1 3 5   K Harter 6 5 6
5   Kathleen Harter 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7   Margaret Court 6 6
  Kerry Harris 3 0 7   M Court 6 6
  Cynthia Doerner 5 8 6   C Sieler 3 2
  Geri Shepard 7 6 4 7   M Court 6 6
  Marilyn Tesch 6 6   E Goolagong 3 1
  Helen Sheedy 3 1   M Tesch 3 2
  Evonne Goolagong 6 6   E Goolagong 6 6
11   Ada Bakker 4 0 7   M Court 6 6
11   Gail Sherriff 6 6 3   R Casals 0 2
  S Washbourne 1 1 11   G Sherriff 9 6
  S Stephen 4 4   L Kenny 7 1
  Lexie Kenny 6 6 11   G Sherriff 1 0
  Lynette Mansfield 2 1 3   R Casals 6 6
  Lynne Nette 6 6   L Nette 2 4
  Carol Sherriff 2 1 3   R Casals 6 6
3   Rosie Casals 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3   Judy Tegart 6 6
  Janine Whyte 0 3 3   J Tegart 6 6
  Judith Salomé 6 8   J Salomé 1 1
  Helen O'Connor 2 6 3   J Tegart 6 6
  Joan Johnson 0 1   L Kaligis 3 4
  Lany Kaligis 6 6   L Kaligis 10 2 6
  Patricia Edwards 3 7 6   P Edwards 8 6 3
  Heather McKechnie 6 5 1 3   J Tegart 4 10 6
9   Karen Krantzcke 6 6 9   K Krantzcke 6 8 3
  Ann Jenkins 4 0 9   K Krantzcke 6 6
  Beverley Rae 6 2 6   B Rae 4 4
  Janet Young 3 6 3 9   K Krantzcke 6 6
  Caroline Cooper w/o 7   M-A Eisel 2 3
  Kaye Dening   K Dening 6 4 3
  Kerry Wilkinson 4 1 7   M-A Eisel 3 6 6
7   Mary-Ann Eisel 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5   Kerry Melville 6 8
  Alison McKenzie 4 6 5   K Melville 6 7
  Sue Hastings 4 2   B Hawcroft 2 5
  Barbara Hawcroft 6 6 5   K Melville 6 3
  Astrid Suurbeek 8 3 6   A Suurbeek 8 6
  Margaret Starr 6 6 1   A Suurbeek 6 5 6
  E Staples 3 4 9   E Subirats 3 7 4
9   Elena Subirats 6 6   A Suurbeek 1 2
13   Helen Gourlay 3 6 5 1   BJ King 6 6
  Lesley Hunt 6 3 7   L Hunt 6 6
  Yveline Boy 6 6   Y Boy 1 3
  Janine Murdoch 2 0   L Hunt 3 4
  Helen Amos 1   BJ King 6 6
  D Brennan w/o   H Amos 0 2
1   Billie Jean King 6 6

External linksEdit

  • "Australian Championships 1968". itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
Preceded by
1967 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1968 French Open – Women's Singles