1959 U.S. National Championships - Women's Singles
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1959 U.S. National Championships %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's Singles
1959 U.S. National Championships
ChampionBrazil Maria Bueno
Runner-upUnited Kingdom Christine Truman[1]
Final score6-1, 6-4
Details
Draw64
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women

First-seeded Maria Bueno defeated Christine Truman 6-1, 6-4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1959 U.S. National Championships.[1][2]

This was notably the first grand slam that former world number 1 and 12 time grand slam champion Billie Jean King competed in.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Maria Bueno is the champion; others show in brackets the round in which they were eliminated.[3]

  1. Brazil Maria Bueno (Champion)
  2. South Africa Sandra Reynolds (Quarterfinalist)
  3. United Kingdom Christine Truman (Finalist)
  4. United States Darlene Hard (Semifinalist)
  5. United Kingdom Angela Mortimer (Second round)
  6. United Kingdom Ann Haydon (Semifinalist)
  7. South Africa Renée Schuurman (Second round)
  8. United States Sally Moore (Third round)

Draw

Key

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

Final Eight

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
2 South Africa Sandra Reynolds 3 2
6 United Kingdom Ann Haydon 6 6
6 United Kingdom Ann Haydon 2 3
3 United Kingdom Christine Truman 6 6
3 United Kingdom Christine Truman 6 6
United States Dorothy Knode 1 2
3 United Kingdom Christine Truman 1 4
1 Brazil Maria Bueno 6 6
1 Brazil Maria Bueno 6 6
United States Louise Brough Clapp 3 2
1 Brazil Maria Bueno 6 6
4 United States Darlene Hard 2 4
4 United States Darlene Hard 5 9 6
United States Karen Hantze 7 7 3

References

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 471. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ C.M. Jones, ed. (1960). Dawson's International Lawn Tennis Almanac. London: Dawson's of Pall Mall. pp. 167-171.
  3. ^ "Olmedo top seeded". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. AP. Sep 2, 1959. p. 7.

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