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Billie Jean King successfully defended her title, defeating Kerry Melville 6–3, 7–5 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1972 US Open.

Women's Singles
1972 US Open
ChampionUnited States Billie Jean King
Runner-upAustralia Kerry Melville
Final score6–3, 7–5
Details
Draw64
Seeds9
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
← 1971 · US Open · 1973 →

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.   Evonne Goolagong (Third round)
  3.   Chris Evert (Semifinalist)
  4.   Rosie Casals (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Margaret Court (Semifinalist)
  6.   Nancy Richey Gunter (First round)
  7.   Françoise Dürr (Third round)
  8.   Virginia Wade (Quarterfinalist)
  9.   Kerry Melville (Finalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Billie Jean King 6 7
8   Virginia Wade 2 5
1   Billie Jean King 6 6
5   Margaret Court 4 4
4   Rosie Casals 4 6 4
5   Margaret Court 6 4 6
1   Billie Jean King 6 7
9   Kerry Melville 3 5
-   Olga Morozova 6 3 6
3   Chris Evert 3 6 7
3   Chris Evert 4 2
9   Kerry Melville 6 6
9   Kerry Melville 6 6
-   Pam Teeguarden 0 2

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   King 6 6
  Hogan 3 2 1   King 6 6
  Emanuel 7 4 6   Emanuel 1 3
  Tuero 6 6 3 1   King 6 6
  Walsh 7 3 6   Walsh 4 4
  Liem 6 6 3   Walsh 7 3 6
  Stap 4 6 6   Stap 5 6 4
  Beattie 6 4 3 1   King 6 7
8   Wade 6 6 8   Wade 2 5
  Fernández-De Soto 4 3 8   Wade 6 7
  Anthony 2 6 6   Anthony 4 5
  Newberry 6 2 3 8   Wade 6 6
  Downs 6 6   Downs 3 2
  Molesworth 2 4   Downs 6 7
  Minford 6 6   Minford 4 6
  Austin 1 1

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4   Casals 6 6
  Fuchs 1 2 4   Casals 6 6
  Ziegenfuss 6 3 6   Ziegenfuss 3 4
  Doerner 1 6 0 4   Casals 6 6
  Bonicelli 6 6   Bonicelli 0 4
  Berner 3 4   Bonicelli 6 7
  Gilchrist 6 6   Gilchrist 2 6
  Guzman 0 3 4   Casals 4 6 4
5   Court 6 6 5   Court 6 4 6
  Metcalf 2 1 5   Court 6 6
  Hawcroft 6 6   Hawcroft 0 0
  Pinto Bravo 3 4 5   Court 6 6
  Appleby 6 6   Hunt 2 1
  Moor 3 3   Appleby 1 0
  Hunt 6 6   Hunt 6 6
  Evert 2 1

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Overton 6 1 6
  Nasuelli 1 6 2   Overton 2 2
  Stöve 3 6 6   Stöve 6 6
  Fleming 6 0 1   Stöve 3 5
  Morozova 6 5 6   Morozova 6 7
  Kemmer 3 7 0   Morozova 6 6
  Sawamatsu 6 4 6   Sawamatsu 4 4
6   Richey Gunter 4 6 3   Morozova 6 3 6
  Heldman 4 6 6 3   Evert 3 6 7
  Blake 6 4 3   Heldman 6 7
  duPont 6 6   duPont 3 6
  Alvarez 1 2   Heldman 1 2
  Redondo 6 6 3   Evert 6 6
  O'Shaughnessy 1 3   Redondo 1 2
3   Evert 6 6 3   Evert 6 6
  Tenney 1 1

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Martinez 6 6
  Vido 0 4   Martinez 4 2
9   Melville 6 6 9   Melville 6 6
  Kroschina 2 4 9   Melville 1 6 6
  Pigeon 6 6 7   Dürr 6 0 2
  Vinton 1 1   Pigeon 7 1 4
7   Dürr 6 6 7   Dürr 6 6 6
  Garcia 4 1 9   Melville 6 6
  Teeguarden 6 6   Teeguarden 0 2
  Sandberg 2 4   Teeguarden 6 6
  Schallau 6 6   Schallau 4 4
  Gourlay 4 3   Teeguarden 7 6
  Krantzcke 6 6 2   Goolagong 5 1
  Beaven 2 2   Krantzcke 3 5
2   Goolagong 6 6 2   Goolagong 6 7
  Kirk 2 2

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