1968 French Open – Women's Singles

Fifth-seeded Nancy Richey defeated Ann Jones in the final, 5–7, 6–4, 6–1 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1968 French Open.[1][2] It was Richey's first French open title and second (and last) Grand Slam title after the 1967 Australian Championships. Françoise Dürr was the defending champion but was defeated in the fourth round by Gail Sherriff. The tournament was the first Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era, in which professionals were allowed to compete against amateurs.

Women's Singles
1968 French Open
ChampionUnited States Nancy Richey
Runner-upUnited Kingdom Ann Jones
Final score5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Details
Draw96
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1967 · French Open · 1969 →

SeedsEdit

01.     Billie Jean King (Semifinals)
02.     Ann Jones (Final)
03.     Françoise Dürr (Fourth round)
04.     Rosie Casals (Fourth round)
05.     Nancy Richey (Champion)
06.     Kerry Melville (Fourth round)
07.     Vlasta Vopičková (Quarterfinals)
08.     Maria Bueno (Quarterfinals)
09.     Patricia Walkden (Fourth round)
10.     Lea Pericoli (Withdrew)
11.     Annette du Plooy (Semifinals)
12.     Galina Baksheeva (Fourth round)
13.     Elena Subirats (Quarterfinals)
14.     Gail Sherriff (Quarterfinals)
15.     Edda Buding (Fourth round)
16.     Monique Salfati (Second round)

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
2   Ann Jones 6 6
7   Vlasta Vopičková 2 1
2   Ann Jones 7 6
11   Annette du Plooy 5 3
14   Gail Sherriff 6 3
11   Annette du Plooy 8 6
2   Ann Jones 7 4 1
5   Nancy Richey 5 6 6
5   Nancy Richey 6 6
13   Elena Subirats 1 0
5   Nancy Richey 2 6 6
1   Billie Jean King 6 3 4
8   Maria Bueno 4 4
1   Billie Jean King 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
2   A Jones 6 6
  I Fraisse 1 1
2   A Jones 6 6
  M Godwin 2 0
  M Godwin
  I Škulj w/o
2   A Jones 6 6
15   E Buding 2 4
15   E Buding 6 6
  E Emmanuel 2 2
15   E Buding 4 6 7
  F Moore 6 1 5
  J Volavková 7 3 3
  F Moore 5 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   V Vopičková
  C Rouire w/o
7   V Vopičková 6 6
  C-A Kalogeropoulos 1 0
  F Bonicelli w/o
  C-A Kalogeropoulos
7   V Vopičková 7 6 6
  R Darmon 9 2 1
10   L Pericoli w/o
  P Palacios
  P Palacios 2 2
  R Darmon 6 6
  R Darmon 6 6
  C Lindström 1 0

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   F Dürr
  M Vrancovich w/o 3   F Dürr 6 6
  M Kindler w/o   C Sherriff 1 1
  C Sherriff 3   F Dürr 6 7
  P Montaño 2 0   J Heldman 1 5
  J Heldman 6 6   J Heldman 6 6
  S Holdsworth w/o   A-M Studer 2 3
  A-M Studer 3   F Dürr 3 3
14   G Sherriff 6 6 14   G Sherriff 6 6
  L Radkova 3 1 14   G Sherriff 6 6
  C Spinoza   C Spinoza 1 0
  F MacLennan w/o 14   G Sherriff 6 6
  K Schediwy 6 6   A Dmitrieva 3 0
  M Cristiani 2 2   K Schediwy 6 2 6
  R Giscafré 2 1   A Dmitrieva 2 6 8
  A Dmitrieva 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   K Melville 6 6
  A Nenot 1 1 6   K Melville 6 6
  K Sawamatsu w/o   B Lindström 0 4
  B Lindström 6   K Melville 7 6
  U Sandulf 1 2   H Gourlay 5 4
  L Rossouw 6 6   L Rossouw 3 2
  J Venturino 4 2   H Gourlay 6 6
  H Gourlay 6 6 6   K Melville 7 4 6
11   A du Plooy 11   A du Plooy 5 6 8
  J Sawamatsu w/o 11   A du Plooy 6 6
  H Young 0 1   O de Roubin 3 1
  O de Roubin 6 6 11   A du Plooy 7 6
  I Löfdahl   I Löfdahl 5 1
  G Dove w/o   I Löfdahl
  R Beltrame   R Beltrame w/o
  A Phillips-Moore w/o

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  J Congdon
  F Urban w/o   J Congdon w/o
  N Niox-Château   N Niox-Château
  E Isopaitis w/o   N Niox-Château 3 1
  M Giorgi w/o 12   G Baksheeva 6 6
  I Buding   I Buding 2 2
  E Lundquist 5 6 6 12   G Baksheeva 6 6
12   G Baksheeva 7 3 8 12   G Baksheeva 8 6 1
  K Krantzcke 6 6 5   N Richey 10 4 6
  M Burel 1 2   K Krantzcke 6 4 6
  O Morozova   O Morozova 3 6 4
  G Delport w/o   K Krantzcke 4 7 6
  S le Besnerais 1 2 5   N Richey 6 5 8
  C Sandberg 6 6   C Sandberg 2 1
  M-C Borba-Dias 0 2 5   N Richey 6 6
5   N Richey 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  C Langanay
  J Dibar w/o   C Langanay w/o
  K Harris   K Harris
  C Mandarino w/o   K Harris 1 1
  D Bouteleux 13   E Subirats 6 6
  J Szörényi w/o   D Bouteleux 2 3
  S Petersen 2 4 13   E Subirats 6 6
13   E Subirats 6 6 13   E Subirats 6 6
  J Lieffrig 13 6 4   R Casals 4 3
  M Chakarova 11 8   M Chakarova w/o
  A Pipan w/o   J Mauroy-Toffier
  J Mauroy-Toffier   J Mauroy-Toffier w/o
  I Loeys 6 6 4   R Casals
  É Szabó 2 4   I Loeys 1 3
  MJ Aubet 4   R Casals 6 6
4   R Casals w/o

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  É Terras 5 4
  V Cáceres 7 6
  V Cáceres 5 2
9   P Walkden 7 6
  M Peterdy-Wolf w/o
9   P Walkden
9   P Walkden 6 3 3
8   M Bueno 2 6 6
  H Amos w/o
  M Rodríguez
  M Rodríguez 2 0
8   M Bueno 6 6
  D Asteri w/o
8   M Bueno

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  F Gordigiani
  S Hole w/o
  F Gordigiani 1 5
  L Hunt 6 7
  L Hunt 5 6 6
16   M Salfati 7 2 3
  L Hunt 5 1
1   BJ King 7 6
  M Zuleta
  Y Berberian w/o
  M Zuleta 1 0
1   BJ King 6 6
  A-M Rouchon 2 2
1   BJ King 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 396. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Simon Cambers (9 June 2018). "Richey recalls Roland-Garros triumph". www.rolandgarros.com. Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT).

External linksEdit


Preceded by
1968 Australian Championships – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1968 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles