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Billie Jean King defeated Rosemary Casals 6–4, 7–6(5–2) in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1971 US Open. Two-time reigning champion Margaret Court did not defend her title.

Women's Singles
1971 US Open
ChampionUnited States Billie Jean King
Runner-upUnited States Rosemary Casals
Final score6–4, 7–6(5–2)
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
← 1970 · US Open · 1972 →

This tournament was notable for being the first Grand Slam tournament appearance in which Chris Evert competed in the main draw, she made it to the semi-final. She competed in 19 consecutive US Open tournaments until her retirement in 1989.

Contents

SeedsEdit

The seeded players are listed below. Billie Jean King is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1.   Billie Jean King (Champion)
  2.   Rosemary Casals (Runner-up)
  3.   Virginia Wade (Withdrew before the tournament began)
  4.   Kerry Melville (Semifinalist)
  5.   Françoise Dürr (Third round)
  6.   Judy Tegart Dalton (Quarterfinalist)
  7.   Nancy Richey (Third round)
  8.   Julie Heldman (Third round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Billie Jean King 6 7
-   Laura duPont 3 5
1   Billie Jean King 6 6
-   Chris Evert 3 2
-   Lesley Hunt 6 2 3
-   Chris Evert 4 6 6
1   Billie Jean King 6 7
2   Rosemary Casals 4 6
6   Judy Tegart Dalton 3 5
4   Kerry Melville 6 7
4   Kerry Melville 4 3
2   Rosemary Casals 6 6
-   Joyce Williams 4 6 4
2   Rosemary Casals 6 2 6

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   King 6 6
  Arth 0 1 1   King 6 6
  Gourlay 6 6   Gourlay 1 2
  Kraft 3 4 1   King 6 6
  Austin 6 0 6   Tuero 0 2
  Stap 4 6 2   Austin 2 2
  Tuero 6 3 7   Tuero 6 6
  Ziegenfuss 1 6 6 1   King 6 7
7   Richey 6 6   duPont 3 5
  Martinez 2 3 7   Richey 6 6
  Subirats 6 6   Subirats 3 1
  Stap 0 3 7   Richey 6 2 4
  duPont 6 6   duPont 0 6 6
  Footman 3 1   duPont 6 6
  Sandberg 4 6 6   Sandberg 4 1
  Hogan 6 3 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Gilchrist 7 7
  Schallau 6 6   Gilchrist 7 6
  Tenney 6 6   Tenney 5 4
  Gonnerman 1 3   Gilchrist 1 1
  Hunt 7 6   Hunt 6 6
  Giscafré 5 0   Hunt 6 6
  Downs 6 1 7   Downs 1 2
  Cooper 2 6 5   Hunt 6 2 3
5   Dürr 6 6   Evert 4 6 6
  Aucamp 4 0 5   Dürr 6 6
  Liem 6 6   Liem 0 2
  Reese 3 1 5   Dürr 6 2 3
  Eisel 6 6   Evert 2 6 6
  Holdsworth 0 2   Eisel 6 6 1
  Evert 6 6   Evert 4 7 6
  Buding 1 0

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Chanfreau 6 6
  Sawamatsu 2 1   Chanfreau 6 6
  Redondo 6 6 6   Redondo 3 3
  Kaligis 7 2 3   Chanfreau 2 2
  Newberry 6 6 6   Tegart Dalton 6 6
  Pigeon 0 2   Newberry 2 4
6   Tegart Dalton 6 6 6   Tegart Dalton 6 6
  Berner 0 1 6   Tegart Dalton 3 5
  Pande 6 6 4   Melville 6 7
  Metcalf 3 3   Pande 6 6
  Kemmer 6 7   Kemmer 2 4
  Graebner 4 6   Pande 4 2
  Teeguarden 6 2 6 4   Melville 6 6
  Molesworth 4 6 3   Teeguarden 0 3
4   Melville 6 6 4   Melville 6 6
  Bakker 3 3

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Shaw 6 6
  Hansen 1 1   Shaw 4 7 4
  Williams 7 7   Williams 6 6 6
  Hansen 6 5   Williams 7 6
  Truman 6 6 8   Heldman 5 4
  O'Hara 1 0   Truman 6 4 1
8   Heldman 6 6 8   Heldman 2 6 6
  Gengler 4 3   Williams 4 6 4
  Palmeová-West 6 6 2   Casals 6 2 6
  Moran 2 3   Palmeová-West 7 6 3
  Harris 6 6   Harris 6 7 6
  Johnson 3 3   Harris 1 1
  Overton 6 6 2   Casals 6 6
  Louie 3 3   Overton 6 3 0
2   Casals 6 2 6 2   Casals 2 6 6
  Stöve 3 6 3

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