1968 French Open – Women's Doubles

The Women's Doubles tournament at the 1968 French Open was held from 27 May to 9 June 1968 on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The second-seeded team of Françoise Dürr and Ann Jones won the title, defeating the first-seeded pair of Rosie Casals and Billie Jean King in the final in three sets.[1]

Women's Doubles
1968 French Open
ChampionFrance Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Jones
Runner-upUnited States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
Final score7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Details
Draw32
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends −45 45+ women
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SeedsEdit

  1.   Rosie Casals /   Billie Jean King (Finalists)
  2.   Françoise Dürr /   Ann Jones (Champions)
  3.   Maria Bueno /   Nancy Richey (Semifinalists)
  4.   Annette du Plooy /   Pat Walkden (Semifinalists)
  5.   Karen Krantzcke /   Kerry Melville (Second round)
  6.   Galina Baksheeva /   Anna Dmitrieva (Quarterfinalists)
  7.   Jitka Volavková /   Vlasta Vopičková (Second round)
  8.   Edda Buding /   Ilse Buding (Second round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
2   Françoise Dürr
  Ann Jones
6 7
3   Maria Bueno
  Nancy Richey
2 5
2   Françoise Dürr
  Ann Jones
7 4 6
1   Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
5 6 4
4   Annette du Plooy
  Pat Walkden
3 2
1   Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
6 6

Top halfEdit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
2   Françoise Dürr
  Ann Jones
6 6
  C-A Kalogeropoulos
  Ulla Sandulf
0 1 2   Françoise Dürr
  Ann Jones
6 6
  Michelle Rodríguez
  Margarita Zuleta
2 2   Christiane Spinoza
  Évelyne Terras
0 0
  Christiane Spinoza
  Évelyne Terras
6 6 2   Françoise Dürr
  Ann Jones
7 6
7   Jitka Volavková
  Vlasta Vopičková
6 6   Carol Sherriff
  Gail Chanfreau
5 4
  M-C Borba-Dias
  Suzana Gesteira
1 3 7   Jitka Volavková
  Vlasta Vopičková
9 1 4
  Carol Sherriff
  Gail Chanfreau
6 6   Carol Sherriff
  Gail Chanfreau
7 6 6
  Ingrid Palmieri
  Eva Lundqvist
3 1 2   Françoise Dürr
  Ann Jones
6 7
3   Maria Bueno
  Nancy Richey
6 6 3   Maria Bueno
  Nancy Richey
2 5
  Marion Cristiani
  A-M Rouchon
4 2 3   Maria Bueno
  Nancy Richey
7 6
  Helen Gourlay
  Laura Rossouw
8 6   Helen Gourlay
  Laura Rossouw
5 1
  F De La Courtie-Billat
  Monique Salfati
6 2 3   Maria Bueno
  Nancy Richey
6 10 6
6   Galina Baksheeva
  Anna Dmitrieva
6 7 6 6   Galina Baksheeva
  Anna Dmitrieva
2 12 3
  Danièle Bouteleux
  Suzanne Le Besnerais
1 9 1 6   Galina Baksheeva
  Anna Dmitrieva
4 10 8
  Esmé Emmanuel
  Maryna Proctor
6 6   Esmé Emmanuel
  Maryna Proctor
6 8 6
  Paola Palacios
  Éva Szabó
2 4

Bottom halfEdit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
  Rosie Darmon
  Janine Lieffrig
6 6
  Ingrid Bentzer
  Christina Sandberg
2 4   Rosie Darmon
  Janine Lieffrig
8 6
5   Karen Krantzcke
  Kerry Melville
6 6 5   Karen Krantzcke
  Kerry Melville
6 3
  Birgitta Lindström
  Christina Lindström
2 0   Rosie Darmon
  Janine Lieffrig
4 7 2
  Patricia Montaño
  Elena Subirats
3 6 6 4   Annette du Plooy
  Patricia Walkden
6 5 6
  Maylis Burel
  Irene Fraisse
6 0 0   Patricia Montaño
  Elena Subirats
0 3
4   Annette du Plooy
  Patricia Walkden
6 6 4   Annette du Plooy
  Patricia Walkden
6 6
  Virginia Cáceres
  Raquel Giscafré
2 4 4   Annette du Plooy
  Patricia Walkden
3 2
  Julie Heldman
  Fay Moore
6 8 1   Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
6 6
  Beatrice Abbas
  Maud Galtier
3 6   Julie Heldman
  Fay Moore
6 6
8   Edda Buding
  Ilse Buding
6 6 8   Edda Buding
  Ilse Buding
1 3
  Kerry Harris
  Lesley Hunt
2 4   Julie Heldman
  Fay Moore
  Odile de Roubin
  Nicole Niox-Château
W O 1   Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
W O
  Kora Schediwy
  Anne-Marie Studer
  Odile de Roubin
  Nicole Niox-Château
1   Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
6 3 6 1   Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
W O
  Francesca Gordigiani
  Olga Morozova
4 6 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1969). BP Yearbook of World Tennis. London: Ward Lock. p. 32. ISBN 978-0706318241. OCLC 502175694.

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