1969 French Open – Women's Singles

Margaret Court defeated Ann Jones in the final, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1969 French Open. This was Court's third French Open title, her second Grand Slam title of the year and her fifteenth Grand Slam overall.[1] Nancy Richey was the defending champion, but lost in the semifinals to Court.

Women's Singles
1969 French Open
ChampionAustralia Margaret Court
Runner-upUnited Kingdom Ann Jones
Final score6–1, 4–6, 6–3
Details
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
← 1968 · French Open · 1970 →

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Margaret Court (Champion)
  2.   Billie Jean King (Quarterfinalist)
  3.   Ann Jones (Finalist)
  4.   Nancy Richey (Semifinalist)
  5.   Julie Heldman (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Virginia Wade (Second round)
  7.   Françoise Dürr (Third round)
  8.   Kerry Melville (Quarterfinalist)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Margaret Court 9 6
8   Kerry Melville 7 1
1   Margaret Court 6 4 7
4   Nancy Richey 3 6 5
4   Nancy Richey 6 9
5   Julie Heldman 3 7
1   Margaret Court 6 4 6
3   Ann Jones 1 6 3
  Rosie Casals 2 0
3   Ann Jones 6 6
3   Ann Jones 6 6
  Lesley Bowrey 1 2
  Lesley Bowrey 6 6
2   Billie Jean King 3 3

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Q   Arias 1 2
1   Court 6 6 1   Court 6 6
Q   Cazaux 2 4   Di Maso 3 1
  Di Maso 6 6 1   Court 6 6
  Neumannová 2 0   Walkden 4 0
  Fretz 6 6   Fretz 8 4 3
LL   Sawamatsu 5 1   Walkden 6 6 6
  Walkden 7 6 1   Court 9 6
  Sandberg 6 3 4 8   Melville 7 1
8   Melville 4 6 6 8   Melville 6 6
  Liem 1 1   Bartkowicz 4 2
  Bartkowicz 6 6 8   Melville 6 6
  Kirk 3 6 Q   Guzman 1 3
Q   Guzman 6 8 Q   Guzman 6 2 6
  Petersen w/o   Kaligis 1 6 4
  Kaligis

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Krantzcke 9 0
4   Richey 11 6 4   Richey 6 6
  Pericoli 2 5   Chanfreau 4 4
  Chanfreau 6 7 4   Richey 6 6
  Salome 7 1   Lundquist 3 0
  Lundquist 9 6   Lundquist 5 6 6
  de Roubin 6 3 2   Seelbach 7 0 0
  Seelbach 4 6 6 4   Richey 6 9
Q   Young 0 2 5   Heldman 3 7
5   Heldman 6 6 5   Heldman 6 6
  Hunt 4 9   Tuero 3 1
  Tuero 6 11 5   Heldman 6 6
  Segal w/o Q   Giscafré 0 0
  Loeys   Loeys 9 1
  Kalogeropoulos 2 2 Q   Giscafré 11 6
Q   Giscafré 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Terras 4 3
  Morozova 6 6   Morozova 6 7
  Darmon 1 1   Moore 4 5
  Moore 6 6   Morozova 6 2 4
Q   Ebbinghaus 2 5   Casals 4 6 6
  Casals 6 7   Casals 5 6 9
Q   Rouchon 0 2 6   Wade 7 3 7
6   Wade 6 6   Casals 2 0
  Dibar 4 1 3   Jones 6 6
  Kivi 6 6   Kivi 7 6
  Lieffrig 5 3   Yansone 5 4
  Yansone 7 6   Kivi 4 0
LL   Matsuda 0 4 3   Jones 6 6
Q   Ziegenfuss 6 6 Q   Ziegenfuss 1 2
  Pigeon 2 0 3   Jones 6 6
3   Jones 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Wieczorek 1 3
  Bowrey 6 6   Bowrey 6 6 6
  Van Haver 0 0   Sawamatsu 2 8 0
  Sawamatsu 6 6   Bowrey 4 6 6
  Proctor 0 3 7   Dürr 6 1 0
  Gourlay 6 6   Gourlay 9 4 7
LL   Knode 4 6 7   Dürr 7 6 9
7   Dürr 6 8   Bowrey 6 6
  Tomlinson 2 5 2   King 3 3
  Giorgi 6 7   Giorgi 6 6
  Polgár 7 4 LL   Cavadini 3 4
LL   Cavadini 9 6   Giorgi w/o
  Nasuelli 2 6 2   King
  Rossouw 6 8   Rossouw 4 6 2
  Vopičková 3 6 5 2   King 6 4 6
2   King 6 3 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 396. ISBN 978-0942257700.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1969 Australian Open – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1969 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles