1961 French Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1961 French Championships
ChampionUnited Kingdom Ann Haydon
Runner-upMexico Yola Ramírez
Final score6–2, 6–1
Details
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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Sixth-seeded Ann Haydon defeated Yola Ramírez 6–2, 6–1 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1961 French Championships.[1]

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Ann Haydon is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States Darlene Hard (Fourth round)
  2. Brazil Maria Bueno (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Australia Margaret Smith (Quarterfinalist)
  4. United Kingdom Christine Truman (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Mexico Yola Ramírez (Finalist)
  6. United Kingdom Ann Haydon (Champion)
  7. South Africa Sandra Reynolds (Fourth round)
  8. France Florence De La Courtie (Third round)
  9. Australia Jan Lehane (Fourth round)
  10. Hungary Zsuzsi Körmöczy (Semifinalist)
  11. South Africa Renee Schuurman (Fourth round)
  12. Australia Mary Reitano (Fourth round)
  13. Czechoslovakia Vera Suková (Fourth round)
  14. United Kingdom Deidre Catt (Third round)
  15. Australia Lesley Turner (Fourth round)
  16. West Germany Edda Buding (Semifinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
16 West Germany Edda Buding 3 6 6
Spain Pilar Barril 6 4 2
16 West Germany Edda Buding 4 6 3
5 Mexico Yola Ramírez 6 4 6
4 United Kingdom Christine Truman 8 5
5 Mexico Yola Ramírez 10 7
5 Mexico Yola Ramírez 2 1
6 United Kingdom Ann Haydon 6 6
6 United Kingdom Ann Haydon 7 12
3 Australia Margaret Smith 5 10
6 United Kingdom Ann Haydon 3 6 6
10 Hungary Zsuzsi Körmöczy 6 1 3
10 Hungary Zsuzsi Körmöczy 6 6
2 Brazil Maria Bueno 3 3

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States Hard
France Siarry
1 United States Hard 6 6
France Coste 3 2
United States Stewart
France Coste
1 United States Hard 2 3
16 West Germany Buding 6 6
16 West Germany Buding 2 6 6
France Huve 6 1 1
16 West Germany Buding 6 6
Australia Ebbern 4 4
France Seghers 4 5
Australia Ebbern 6 7

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 France De La Courtie 6 6
France Nay 0 4
8 France De La Courtie 1 3
Spain Barril 6 6
Spain Barril 6 1 8
France Courteix 3 6 6
Spain Barril 6 2 6
9 Australia Lehane 0 6 3
9 Australia Lehane 6 6
France Le Besnerais 4 0
9 Australia Lehane 6 6
Italy Beltrame 0 0
France Langanay 6 5 3
Italy Beltrame 4 7 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 United Kingdom Truman 6 6
France Bourbonnais 2 4
4 United Kingdom Truman 8 6
West Germany Schultze 6 2
France Rees-Lewis 6 2 5
West Germany Schultze 2 6 7
4 United Kingdom Truman 2 6 6
13 Czechoslovakia Suková 6 3 1
13 Czechoslovakia Suková 6 6
Argentina Bove 3 1
13 Czechoslovakia Suková 7 6
France Darmon 5 3
Canada Sladek
France Darmon

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Mexico Ramírez 6 6
Australia Gibson 6 6 Australia Gibson 3 2
France Berson 3 2 5 Mexico Ramírez 7 6
United States Davidson 6 0 2 France Dürr 5 3
France Lieffrig 4 6 6 France Lieffrig 0 8 2
France Dürr France Dürr 6 6 6
United States Moore w/o 5 Mexico Ramírez 6 6
12 Australia Reitano 6 6 12 Australia Reitano 0 2
France Dusapt 4 2 12 Australia Reitano 6 4 6
United Kingdom Starkie 6 4 6 United Kingdom Starkie 4 6 1
France Kermina 4 6 1 12 Australia Reitano 8 0 6
France Seghers 4 1 Argentina Somoza 6 6 2
South Africa Gerson 6 6 South Africa Gerson 6 3 2
Argentina Somoza Argentina Somoza 2 6 6
Italy Pericoli w/o

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
France Galtier
Denmark Balling w/o France Galtier 6 6
Austria Leyrer 4 6 11 South Africa Mark 2 4
South Africa Mark 6 2 13 France Galtier 3 6 2
France Salfati 4 7 1 11 South Africa Schuurman 6 3 6
Australia Hopman 6 5 0 r France Salfati 4 5
United States Lampe 3 0 11 South Africa Schuurman 6 7
11 South Africa Schuurman 6 6 11 South Africa Schuurman 2 3
United States Arnold 6 6 6 United Kingdom Haydon 6 6
France De Lansalut 2 4 United States Arnold 4 0
Italy Lazzarino 6 6 Italy Lazzarino 6 6
Spain Estalella 3 2 Italy Lazzarino 1 4
Australia Hellyer 7 6 6 United Kingdom Haydon 6 6
France Salvet 5 1 Australia Hellyer 3 2
6 United Kingdom Haydon 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Hungary Bardóczy 3 1
Belgium Mercelis 6 6
Belgium Mercelis 7 6
14 United Kingdom Catt 5 2
Australia Duldig 1 2
14 United Kingdom Catt 6 6
Belgium Mercelis 4 1
3 Australia Smith 6 6
Italy Bassi 1 6 2
South Africa Hutchings 6 4 6
South Africa Hutchings 5 3
3 Australia Smith 7 6
Canada Dodge 1 2
3 Australia Smith 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Gunderson 4 r
France Galtier 6
France Galtier 1 1
10 Hungary Körmöczy 6 6
Italy Gordigiani 3 2
10 Hungary Körmöczy 6 6
10 Hungary Körmöczy 7 3 7
7 South Africa Reynolds 5 6 5
Canada Butt
Italy Riedl
Canada Butt 1 2
7 South Africa Reynolds 6 6
France Wild 3 1
7 South Africa Reynolds 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
France Billaz 6 6
South Africa Lang 1 1
France Billaz 4 6 4
15 Australia Turner 6 4 6
Egypt Abbas 2 4
15 Australia Turner 6 6
15 Australia Turner 2 7
2 Brazil Bueno 6 9
Spain Coronado 2 4
Peterdy-Wolf 6 6
Peterdy-Wolf 1 0
2 Brazil Bueno 6 6
South Africa Hunt 4 8 3
2 Brazil Bueno 6 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 395. ISBN 978-0942257700.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1961 Australian Championships – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1961 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles