1951 French Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1951 French Championships
ChampionUnited States Shirley Fry[1][2][3]
Runner-upUnited States Doris Hart
Final score6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Details
Draw46
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1950 · French Championships · 1952 →

Third-seeded Shirley Fry[2][3] defeated Doris Hart 6–3, 3–6, 6–3 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1951 French Championships.[1][4]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Doris Hart (Finalist)
  2. United States Margaret Osborne duPont (Semifinalist)
  3. United States Shirley Fry (Champion)
  4. United Kingdom Jean Walker-Smith (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Beverley Baker (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Australia Thelma Coyne Long (Quarterfinalist)
  7. France Nelly Adamson (Quarterfinalist)
  8. United Kingdom Joy Gannon Mottram (Third round)

Main draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
2 United States Margaret Osborne duPont 8 1 6
7 France Nelly Adamson 6 6 1
2 United States Margaret Osborne duPont 2 7  
3 United States Shirley Fry 6 9  
3 United States Shirley Fry 12 6  
6 Australia Thelma Coyne Long 10 1  
3 United States Shirley Fry 6 3 6
1 United States Doris Hart 3 6 3
5 United States Beverley Baker 6 4 1
4 United Kingdom Jean Walker-Smith 3 6 6
4 United Kingdom Jean Walker-Smith 2 1  
1 United States Doris Hart 6 6  
  France Arlette De Cazalet 0 4  
1 United States Doris Hart 6 6  

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
2 United States M Osborne duPont      
  bye       2 United States M Osborne duPont 6 6  
  France A Varin         France A Varin 1 1  
  bye       2 United States M Osborne duPont 6 6  
  United Kingdom K Tuckey         United Kingdom K Tuckey 4 4  
  bye         United Kingdom K Tuckey 6 6  
  Netherlands L Schmier         Netherlands L Schmier 0 0  
  bye       2 United States M Osborne duPont 8 1 6
7 France N Adamson       7 France N Adamson 6 6 1
  bye       7 France N Adamson 6 6  
  France G Taillandier         France G Taillandier 0 2  
  bye       7 France N Adamson 6 6  
  Italy N Migliori 6 6     Italy N Migliori 1 2  
  France J Kermina 3 5     Italy N Migliori 8 6 6
  France J Amouretti 6 7 8   France J Amouretti 10 3 1
  South Africa B Bartlett 3 9 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 United States S Fry 6 6  
  France J Patorni 2 2   3 United States S Fry 6 3 '6
  United Kingdom J Quertier         United Kingdom J Quertier 1 6 3
  bye       3 United States S Fry 8 6  
  France R Veber Jones         France R Veber Jones 6 1  
  bye         France R Veber Jones 6 6  
  France J Foy 6 4 6   France J Foy 4 2  
  France S Schmitt 3 6 2 3 United States S Fry 12 6  
6 Australia T Coyne Long 6 6   6 Australia T Coyne Long 10 1  
  France F Cor 0 0   6 Australia T Coyne Long 4 6 8
  Switzerland V Rigollet 7 3 6   Switzerland V Rigollet 6 2 6
  France Mm Bernard 5 6 2 6 Australia T Coyne Long 6 6  
  Italy H Matous 7 7 8   United Kingdom G Woodgate 3 4  
  France M Galtier 5 9 6   Italy H Matous 1 4  
  United Kingdom G Woodgate 6 6     United Kingdom G Woodgate 6 6  
  France S Pannetier 1 4  

Bottom half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  United Kingdom B Walter      
  bye         United Kingdom B Walter 6 6  
  Belgium C Mercelis 6 6     Belgium C Mercelis 4 2  
  France N Guinand 0 4     United Kingdom B Walter 4 4  
  France M Dubois 6 6   5 United States B Baker 6 6  
  France Van Coller 3 2     France M Dubois 3 2  
  Italy M Bologna 2 5   5 United States B Baker 6 6  
5 United States B Baker 6 7   5 United States B Baker 6 4 1
  France J Marcellin 0 6 6 4 United Kingdom J Walker-Smith 3 6 6
  Netherlands E Scholten-Klein 6 4 2   France J Marcellin 4 7 6
  United Kingdom E Andrews 6 6     United Kingdom E Andrews 6 5 3
  France S Savoye 4 4   France J Marcellin 1 1  
  France M Bourbonnais 6 6   4 United Kingdom J Walker-Smith 6 6  
  France J Boutin 2 2     France M Bourbonnais 6 1  
  bye       4 United Kingdom J Walker-Smith 8 6  
4 United Kingdom J Walker-Smith      

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  bye      
  France A De Cazalet         France A De Cazalet 4 6 6
  United States G. Butler         United Kingdom J Curry 6 1 2
  United Kingdom J Curry w/o       France A De Cazalet 9 6 6
  United States B. Scofield       8 United Kingdom J Gannon Mottram 7 8 3
  bye         United States B. Scofield 3 3  
  France F Lemal 0 2   8 United Kingdom J Gannon Mottram 6 6  
8 United Kingdom J Gannon Mottram 6 6     France A De Cazalet 0 4  
  Switzerland A Charbonnier       1 United States D Hart 6 6  
  bye         Switzerland A Charbonnier w/o    
  unknown         unknown      
  unknown         Switzerland A Charbonnier 3 1  
  bye       1 United States D Hart 6 6  
  Italy V Tonolli         Italy V Tonolli 0 1  
  bye       1 United States D Hart 6 6  
1 United States D Hart      

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Roland Garros 1951 (Grand slam) - Women's singles" (PDF). FrenchOpen.fr. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  2. ^ a b "Grand Slam Tournaments - French Open" (PDF). usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  3. ^ a b "Shirley Fry-Irvin". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 394. ISBN 978-0942257700.