1968 US Open – Women's Singles

Virginia Wade defeated defending champion Billie Jean King, 6–4, 6–2 in the final, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1968 US Open. This was Wade's first Grand Slam title.

Women's Singles
1968 US Open
ChampionUnited Kingdom Virginia Wade
Runner-upUnited States Billie Jean King
Final score6–4, 6–2
Details
Draw64
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
← 1967 · US Open · 1969 →

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Billie Jean King (Runner-up)
  2.   Ann Jones (Semifinalist)
  3.   Judy Tegart (Quarterfinalist)
  4.   Margaret Court (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Maria Bueno (Semifinalist)
  6.   Virginia Wade (Champion)
  7.   Mary-Ann Eisel (First round)
  8.   Kristy Pigeon (Second round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Billie Jean King 6 3 6
  Maryna Godwin 3 6 3
1   Billie Jean King 3 6 6
5   Maria Bueno 6 4 2
4   Margaret Court 5 6 3
5   Maria Bueno 7 2 6
1   Billie Jean King 4 2
6   Virginia Wade 6 6
6   Virginia Wade 6 6
3   Judy Tegart 3 2
6   Virginia Wade 7 6
2   Ann Jones 5 1
  Peaches Bartkowicz 8 3
2   Ann Jones 10 6

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   King 6 6
  Vuskalns 1 0 1   King 6 6
  Tym 6 6   Tym 1 4
  Footman 0 1 1   King 8 6
  Carter 6 7   Carter 6 3
  Capozzi 1 5   Carter 6 6
  Lamm 3 9 6   Lamm 4 2
  Gengler 6 7 3 1   King 6 3 6
8   Pigeon 6 6   Godwin 3 6 3
  Moore 3 4 8   Pigeon 5 4
  Godwin 6 6   Godwin 7 6
  Adams 4 2   Godwin 2 7 6
  Schiffman 5 6 7   Harter 6 5 3
  Herrick 7 4 5   Schiffman 0 1
  Harter 6 4 6   Harter 6 6
  Netter 4 6 4

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4   Court 6 6
  Fisher 0 1 4   Court 4 6 6
  Heldman 6 6   Heldman 6 2 1
  Matzner 2 1 4   Court 6 6
  duPont 7 6   Dürr 3 3
  Lowdon 5 2   duPont 1 5
  Dürr 6 6   Dürr 6 7
  Ziegenfuss 0 1 4   Court 5 6 3
5   Bueno 6 6 5   Bueno 7 2 6
  Grant 1 4 5   Bueno 2 6 6
  Martinez 6 6   Martinez 6 2 4
  Moore 4 4 5   Bueno 0 6 6
  Hogan 11 6   Hogan 6 2 1
  Lyman 9 3   Hogan 6 6
  Christenson 2 6 6   Christenson 1 1
  O'Hara 6 3 4

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Casals 6 6
  Aschner 3 2   Casals 6 6
  Pratt 7 3 6   Pratt 1 3
  Austin 5 6 2   Casals 4 5
  Cody 3 6 6 6   Wade 6 7
  Bailey 6 1 3   Cody 3 3
6   Wade 6 3 6 6   Wade 6 6
  De Fina 3 6 3 6   Wade 6 6
  Tuero 6 6 3   Tegart 3 2
  Reed 1 1   Tuero 6 1 7
  Krantzcke 6 6   Krantzcke 4 6 5
  Gonnerman 1 0   Tuero 5 2
  Maclennan 6 4 11 3   Tegart 7 6
  Kanarek 4 6 9   Maclennan 0 2
3   Tegart 6 6 3   Tegart 6 6
  Dixon 0 1

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Jones 6 6
  Hunter 2 3   Jones 4 15 2
  Overton 6 7   Overton 6 13 6
  Davenport 3 5   Overton 3 2
  Bartkowicz 6 6   Bartkowicz 6 6
  Graebner 1 2   Bartkowicz 7 6
  Williams 7 2 6   Williams 5 2
7   Eisel 5 6 4   Bartkowicz 8 3
  Rogers 6 6 2   Jones 10 6
  Vest 3 4   Rogers 11 6
  Rossouw   Rossouw 9 1
  Spinoza w/o   Rogers 0 6 1
  Stewart 6 6 2   Jones 6 4 6
  Kincaid 4 4   Stewart 1 0
2   Jones 6 6 2   Jones 6 6
  Teeguarden 3 1

External linksEdit