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Billie Jean King defeated Evonne Goolagong 3–6, 6–3, 7–5 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1974 US Open. With her loss, Goolagong missed her chance to complete the career Grand Slam. Goolagong would snap Chris Evert's winning streak, at 55 matches in the semi-finals. This was an Open Era record for 10 years until 1984, when it was broken by Martina Navratilova. Reigning champion Margaret Court did not defend her title.

Women's Singles
1974 US Open
ChampionUnited States Billie Jean King
Runner-upAustralia Evonne Goolagong
Final score3–6, 6–3, 7–5
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
← 1973 · US Open · 1975 →

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Chris Evert (Semifinalist)
  2.   Billie Jean King (Champion)
  3.   Olga Morozova (Withdrew before the tournament began)
  4.   Kerry Melville (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Evonne Goolagong (Finalist)
  6.   Rosie Casals (Quarterfinalist)
  7.   Virginia Wade (Second round)
  8.   Lesley Hunt (Quarterfinalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
2   Billie Jean King 6 7
6   Rosie Casals 1 6
2   Billie Jean King 2 6 6
    Julie Heldman 6 3 1
    Julie Heldman 7 7
    Nancy Richey Gunter 5 6
2   Billie Jean King 3 6 7
5   Evonne Goolagong 6 3 5
5   Evonne Goolagong 6 7
4   Kerry Melville 4 5
5   Evonne Goolagong 6 6 6
1   Chris Evert 0 7 3
8   Lesley Hunt 6 3
1   Chris Evert 7 6

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
2   King 6 6
  Fernández-De Soto 2 2 2   King 6 6
  Walsh 6 6   Walsh 0 1
  Tenney 3 3 2   King 6 6
  Nagelsen 6 6 6   Nagelsen 4 2
  Neumannová 7 2 3   Nagelsen 6 6
  Teeguarden 6 6   Teeguarden 3 3
  Overton 3 1 2   King 6 7
6   Casals 6 6 6   Casals 1 6
  Downs 2 2 6   Casals 6 6
  Kloss 6 4 7   Kloss 3 4
  Newberry 2 6 5 6   Casals 7 6
  Simionescu 7 7   Fromholtz 6 2
  Ganz 5 6   Simionescu 6 2 4
  Fromholtz 6 6   Fromholtz 1 6 6
  duPont 1 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Navratilova 3 7 7
  Fox 6 5 6   Navratilova 6 6
  Stöve 6 6   Stöve 2 2
  Fuchs 4 2   Navratilova 4 4
  Heldman 6 6   Heldman 6 6
  Louie 0 1   Heldman 2 6 6
  Young 6 6   Young 6 3 4
  Fayter 2 1   Heldman 7 7
7   Wade 6 6   Richey Gunter 5 6
  Schallau 1 1 7   Wade 6 6 5
  Kiyomura 6 6   Kiyomura 7 2 7
  Michel 3 0   Kiyomura 2 2
  Faulkner 2 6 6   Richey Gunter 6 6
  Ruzici 6 3 3   Faulkner 6 1 3
  Richey Gunter 6 2 6   Richey Gunter 4 6 6
  O'Neil 1 6 2

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Peisachov 6 7
  Charles 2 5   Peisachov 6 5 5
  Ebbinghaus 6 6   Ebbinghaus 4 7 7
  Fleming 1 0   Ebbinghaus 0 0
  Zwaan 1 6 6 5   Goolagong 6 6
  Krantzcke 6 2 3   Zwaan 1 2
5   Goolagong 6 6 5   Goolagong 6 6
  Evert J 3 0 5   Goolagong 6 7
  Meyer 6 6 4   Melville 4 5
  Anthony 4 2   Meyer 7 6
  Martinez 6 6 6   Martinez 6 4
  Kuykendall 7 1 4   Meyer 6 6 1
  Latham 6 6 4   Melville 7 1 6
  Stap 4 2   Latham 3 6
4   Melville 4 4   Melville 6 7
  Pinto Bravo 0 r.

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Dürr 6 6
  Haas 3 4   Dürr 5 6
  Mappin 6 3 6   Mappin 7 7
  Antonoplis 4 6 2   Mappin 2 0
  Jaušovec 6 6 8   Hunt 6 6
  Kemmer 4 2   Jaušovec 2 3
8   Hunt 6 7 8   Hunt 6 6
  Sawamatsu 4 5 8   Hunt 6 3
  Beaven 6 4 6 1   Evert 7 6
  Sparre 4 6 0   Beaven 1 2
  Hogan 6 6   Hogan 6 6
  Greer 2 0   Hogan 2 2
  Gourlay 1 6 6 1   Evert 6 6
  Giscafré 6 2 2   Gourlay 1 1
1   Evert 6 6 1   Evert 6 6
  Chanfreau 1 1

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