1972 French Open – Women's Doubles

The Women's Doubles tournament at the 1972 French Open was held from 22 May to 4 June 1972 on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The fourth-seeded team of Billie Jean King and Betty Stöve won the title, defeating the unseeded pair of Winnie Shaw and Nell Truman in the final in straight sets.[1]

Women's Doubles
1972 French Open
ChampionUnited States Billie Jean King
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Runner-upUnited Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Nell Truman
Final score6–1, 6–2
Details
Draw32
Seeds4
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends −45 45+ women
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SeedsEdit

  1.   Judy Dalton /   Françoise Dürr (Semifinalists)
  2.   Rosie Casals /   Virginia Wade (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Brenda Kirk /   Pat Pretorius (Second round)
  4.   Billie Jean King /   Betty Stöve (Champions)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
    Winnie Shaw
  Nell Truman
6 6
  Helen Gourlay
  Karen Krantzcke
3 4
  Winnie Shaw
  Nell Truman
1 2
1   Billie Jean King
  Betty Stöve
6 6
4   Billie Jean King
  Betty Stöve
4 6 6
1   Judy Dalton
  Françoise Dürr
6 3 1

Top halfEdit

First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals
2   Rosie Casals
  Virginia Wade
6 6
  Marina Chuvirina
  Kora Schediwy
2 2 2   Rosie Casals
  Virginia Wade
4 6 2
  Winnie Shaw
  Nell Truman
6 6   Winnie Shaw
  Nell Truman
6 1 6
  Nathalie Fuchs
  Florence Guédy
2 3   Winnie Shaw
  Nell Truman
8 3 6
  Helga Masthoff
  Heide Schildknecht
6 6   Helga Masthoff
  Heide Schildknecht
6 6 4
  Corinne Molesworth
  Mona Guerrant
2 3   Helga Masthoff
  Heide Schildknecht
6 6
  Wendy Gilchrist
  Laura Rossouw
W O   Wendy Gilchrist
  Laura Rossouw
4 2
  F De La Courtie-Billat
  A-M Rouchon
  Winnie Shaw
  Nell Truman
6 6
3   Brenda Kirk
  Pat Pretorius
6 6   Helen Gourlay
  Karen Krantzcke
3 4
  Lucinda Crosby
  Lucia Bruce
1 1 3   Brenda Kirk
  Pat Pretorius
4 3
  Fiorella Bonicelli
  I Fernandez-De Soto
6 10   Fiorella Bonicelli
  I Fernandez-De Soto
6 6
  Ingrid Bentzer
  Christina Sandberg
4 8   Fiorella Bonicelli
  I Fernandez-De Soto
4 1
  Helen Gourlay
  Karen Krantzcke
6 8   Helen Gourlay
  Karen Krantzcke
6 6
  Miroslava Holubová
  Erzsébet Széll
2 6   Helen Gourlay
  Karen Krantzcke
6 10 6
  Wendy Overton
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
6 7   Wendy Overton
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
3 12 4
  Lany Kaligis
  Lita Sugiarto
2 5

Bottom halfEdit

First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Pam Teeguarden
  Linda Tuero
6 6
  M-C Brochard
  Sylvie Rual
4 3   Pam Teeguarden
  Linda Tuero
4 3
  Kerry Harris
  Kerry Reid
7 6   Kerry Harris
  Kerry Reid
6 6
  Raquel Giscafré
  Ana María Arias
5 2   Kerry Harris
  Kerry Reid
2 3
  Gail Chanfreau
  Rosie Darmon
W O 4   Billie Jean King
  Betty Stöve
6 6
  Roylee Bailey
  Shari Barman
  Gail Chanfreau
  Rosie Darmon
2 2
4   Billie Jean King
  Betty Stöve
W O 4   Billie Jean King
  Betty Stöve
6 6
  Julie Heldman
  Carmen Mandarino
4   Billie Jean King
  Betty Stöve
4 6 6
  Kristien Shaw
  Kazuko Sawamatsu
0 6 6 1   Judy Dalton
  Françoise Dürr
6 3 1
  Katja Ebbinghaus
  Gertruida Walhof
6 3 3   Kristien Shaw
  Kazuko Sawamatsu
3 3
  Lesley Hunt
  Olga Morozova
6 6   Lesley Hunt
  Olga Morozova
6 6
  Dominique Beillan
  Yuka Tanaka
3 4   Lesley Hunt
  Olga Morozova
7 2 2
  Marie Pinterová
  Vlasta Vopičková
6 5 7 1   Judy Dalton
  Françoise Dürr
5 6 6
  Odile de Roubin
  Michelle Rodríguez
4 7 5   Marie Pinterová
  Vlasta Vopičková
1   Judy Dalton
  Françoise Dürr
W-O 1   Judy Dalton
  Françoise Dürr
W O
  Eleanora Dumitrescu
  Ekaterina Rosianu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1973). World of Tennis '73 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 72. ISBN 9780671216238.

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