1972 Australian Open – Women's singles

Virginia Wade defeated Evonne Goolagong in the final, 6–4, 6–4 to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1972 Australian Open.

Women's singles
1972 Australian Open
ChampionUnited Kingdom Virginia Wade
Runner-upAustralia Evonne Goolagong
Final score6–4, 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 men women mixed
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Margaret Court was the three-time reigning champion, but did not compete that year.

SeedsEdit

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated.

  1.   Evonne Goolagong (final)
  2.   Virginia Wade (champion)
  3.   Gail Chanfreau (quarterfinals)
  4.   Helen Gourlay (semifinals)
  5.   Olga Morozova (quarterfinals)
  6.   Kerry Harris (semifinals)
  7.   Karen Krantzcke (second round)
  8.   Barbara Hawcroft (quarterfinals)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Evonne Goolagong 6 3 6
8   Barbara Hawcroft 1 6 1
1   Evonne Goolagong 6 7
4   Helen Gourlay 2 6
4   Helen Gourlay 6 6
5   Olga Morozova 1 2
1   Evonne Goolagong 4 4  
2   Virginia Wade 6 6  
6   Kerry Harris 6 7
3   Gail Chanfreau 3 6
6   Kerry Harris 6 6 0
2   Virginia Wade 7 2 6
    Patricia Coleman 2 2
2   Virginia Wade 6 6

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1   E Goolagong 6 6  
    H Worland 0 1   1   E Goolagong 6 6  
    J Whyte 6 6       J Whyte 3 1  
    A Coleman 4 2   1   E Goolagong 6 3 6
    M Schallau 6 6   8   B Hawcroft 1 6 1
    K Wilkinson 1 2       M Schallau 7 5 3
    D James 5 1   8   B Hawcroft 5 7 6
8   B Hawcroft 7 6   1   E Goolagong 6 7  
4   H Gourlay 6 6   4   H Gourlay 2 6  
    P Billing 1 2   4   H Gourlay 6 7  
    M Morgan 4 2       M Tesch 3 6  
    M Tesch 6 6   4   H Gourlay 6 6  
    R Knobel 2 4   5   O Morozova 1 2  
    S Irvine 6 6       S Irvine 5 6 1
    K Williams 0 1   5   O Morozova 7 4 6
5   O Morozova 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals
6   K Harris 6 6  
    C Matison 3 2   6   K Harris 6 7  
    S Hole 0 4       W Turnbull 1 6  
    W Turnbull 6 6   6   K Harris 6 7  
    J Young 6 6   3   G Chanfreau 3 6  
    A Lebedeff 0 1       J Young 5 6 1
    B Dart 2 1   3   G Chanfreau 7 4 6
3   G Chanfreau 6 6   6   K Harris 6 6 0
7   K Krantzcke 6 6   2   V Wade 7 2 6
    P Whytcross 2 0   7   K Krantzcke 6 7 1
    P Coleman 6 6       P Coleman 7 5 6
    M Pratt 3 3       P Coleman 2 2  
    J Harris 6 5 6 2   V Wade 6 6  
    P King 3 7 1     J Harris 1 0  
    C Norquay 3 1       V Wade 6 6  
2   V Wade 6 6  

External linksEdit

Preceded by Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by