1953 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1953 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionUnited States Maureen Connolly
Runner-upUnited States Doris Hart
Final score8–6, 7–5
Details
Draw96 (10Q)
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1952 · Wimbledon Championships · 1954 →

Maureen Connolly successfully defended her title, defeating Doris Hart in the final, 8–6, 7–5 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1953 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Seeds[edit]

01.   United States Maureen Connolly (Champion)
02.   United States Doris Hart (Final)
03.   United States Shirley Fry (Semifinals)
04.   United States Dorothy Knode (Semifinals)
05.   United Kingdom Angela Mortimer (Quarterfinals)
06.   United Kingdom Helen Fletcher (Fourth round)
07.   France Sue Chatrier (Third round)
08.   France Nelly Adamson (Fourth round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
2 United States Doris Hart 7 7
Hungary Zsuzsa Körmöczy 5 5
2 United States Doris Hart 6 6
4 United States Dorothy Knode 2 2
4 United States Dorothy Knode 6 6
5 United Kingdom Angela Mortimer 4 3
2 United States Doris Hart 6 5
1 United States Maureen Connolly 8 7
United States Julie Sampson 4 2
3 United States Shirley Fry 6 6
3 United States Shirley Fry 1 1
1 United States Maureen Connolly 6 6
West Germany Erika Vollmer 3 0
1 United States Maureen Connolly 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
2 United States Doris Hart 6 6
United Kingdom Janet Morgan 0 0
2 United States D Hart 6 6
West Germany T Zehden 0 0
United Kingdom Margot Gordon 5 4
West Germany Toto Zehden 7 6
2 United States D Hart 6 6
United Kingdom A Buxton 3 1
United Kingdom Angela Buxton 7 5 6
United Kingdom Thelma Lister 5 7 1
United Kingdom A Buxton 6 6
Australia A Goldsworthy 4 2
Q Southern Rhodesia Joan Bowyer 3 3
Australia Anne Goldsworthy 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 United Kingdom Helen Fletcher 6 6
Q United Kingdom Diane Midgley 2 0
6 United Kingdom H Fletcher 6 6
Belgium C Mercelis 3 3
Belgium Christiane Mercelis 6 6
United Kingdom Bobbie Wilson 0 2
6 United Kingdom H Fletcher 3 4
Hungary Z Körmöczy 6 6
United Kingdom Elaine Watson 6 11
United Kingdom Enid Kerr 1 9
United Kingdom E Watson 3 2
Hungary Z Körmöczy 6 6
United Kingdom Audrey Houseley 0 0
Hungary Zsuzsa Körmöczy 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 United States Dorothy Knode 6 6
United Kingdom Georgie Woodgate 2 2 4 United States D Knode 8 6
Q United States Karol Fageros 6 4 6 Q United States K Fageros 6 3
United Kingdom Valerie Pitt 1 6 1 4 United States D Knode 6 6
Australia Margaret Fisher 2 1 United States B Davidson 3 0
United States Barbara Davidson 6 6 United States B Davidson 6 6
Austria Elizabeth Broz Austria E Broz 4 1
Sweden Mary Lagerborg w/o 4 United States D Knode 6 6
United Kingdom Molly Blair 6 6 United Kingdom P Dawson-Scott 2 1
Q United Kingdom Nancy Liebert 3 2 United Kingdom M Blair 2 6 7
United Kingdom Rosemary Walsh 6 6 United Kingdom R Walsh 6 2 9
Q United Kingdom Leonie Brighton 3 3 United Kingdom R Walsh 2 7
United Kingdom Peggy Dawson-Scott 6 2 9 United Kingdom P Dawson-Scott 6 9
United Kingdom Vera Thomas 4 6 7 United Kingdom P Dawson-Scott 6 6
Q United Kingdom Shirley MacKay 2 6 7 Q United Kingdom R Bentley 2 2
Q United Kingdom Rita Bentley 6 2 5

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United Kingdom Angela Mortimer 6 6
United Kingdom Rita Drobný 1 4 5 United Kingdom A Mortimer 2 6 6
France Suzanne Schmitt 6 1 6 France S Schmitt 6 0 1
South Africa Joan Scott 0 6 1 5 United Kingdom A Mortimer 6 6
United Kingdom Effie Peters 0 2 United Kingdom P Ward 3 3
United Kingdom Pat Ward 6 6 United Kingdom P Ward 6 6
United Kingdom Noelle Knight 3 7 7 United Kingdom N Knight 0 1
United Kingdom Valerie Lewis 6 5 5 5 United Kingdom A Mortimer 6 6
Republic of Ireland Betty Lombard 6 3 1 United Kingdom H Cheadle 2 1
United Kingdom Hazel Cheadle 4 6 6 United Kingdom H Cheadle 7 6
United Kingdom Joan MacLeod 7 6 United Kingdom J MacLeod 5 1
Spain María Josefa de Riba 5 2 United Kingdom H Cheadle 6 6
United States Anne Gray 4 3 France M Bourbonnais 4 4
France Michelle Bourbonnais 6 6 France M Bourbonnais 6 6
United Kingdom Viola White 6 3 6 United Kingdom V White 1 4
New Zealand Evelyn Attwood 3 6 2

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Laura Morgan 1 2
Argentina Mary Terán de Weiss 6 6 Argentina M Terán de Weiss 6 6
United Kingdom Sheila Speight 3 4 Republic of Ireland M Downey 3 1
Republic of Ireland Maeve Downey 6 6 Argentina M Terán de Weiss 9 5
United Kingdom Pat Gotla 1 2 United States J Sampson 11 7
United States Julia Sampson 6 6 United States J Sampson 6 6
Q United Kingdom Dorrit Herbst 4 7 South Africa L van der Westhuizen 1 3
South Africa Lucille van der Westhuizen 6 9 United States J Sampson 4 6 6
United Kingdom Joan Curry 6 6 8 France N Adamson 6 3 3
United Kingdom Barbara Knapp 4 2 United Kingdom J Curry 11 2 0r
Australia Nell Hopman 6 5 6 Australia E Hopman 9 6 1
United Kingdom Jenny Wagstaff 0 7 2 Australia E Hopman 6 2 1
United Kingdom Rosemary Bulleid 4 6 6 8 France N Adamson 1 6 6
United Kingdom Helen Proudfoot 6 1 2 United Kingdom R Bulleid 6 3 3
United Kingdom Billie Woodgate 6 0 3 8 France N Adamson 1 6 6
8 France Nelly Adamson 2 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Netherlands Fenny ten Bosch 6 4
United Kingdom Betty Dawes 8 6 United Kingdom E Dawes 1 3
United States Barbara Lewis 8 6 United States B Lewis 6 6
United Kingdom Pat Harrison 6 3 United States B Lewis 6 6
United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer 7 6 United Kingdom S Bloomer 3 2
United Kingdom Norma Potts 5 4 United Kingdom S Bloomer 6 8
Switzerland Violette Alvensleben-Rigollet 4 6 6 Switzerland V Alvensleben-Rigollet 4 6
United Kingdom Jennifer Middleton 6 4 3 United States B Lewis 1 3
United Kingdom Mary Harris 6 6 3 United States S Fry 6 6
United Kingdom Marian Boundy 4 1 United Kingdom M Harris 3 2
United Kingdom Margot Parker 6 2 4 United Kingdom J Rinkel-Quertier 6 6
United Kingdom Jean Rinkel-Quertier 2 6 6 United Kingdom J Rinkel-Quertier 6 4 1
United Kingdom Gladys Lines 6 0 6 3 United States S Fry 3 6 6
United Kingdom Frances Walthew 2 6 8 United Kingdom F Walthew 2 2
Sweden Birgit Gullbrandsson-Sandén w/o 3 United States S Fry 6 6
3 United States Shirley Fry

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Austria Helga Strecker 2 6 6
Q United Kingdom Joyce Reid 6 1 4
Austria H Strecker 2 2
West Germany E Vollmer 6 6
United Kingdom Pat Hird 3 3
West Germany Erika Vollmer 6 6
West Germany E Vollmer 6 6
Bermuda H Brewer 2 1
United Kingdom Margaret Carlisle 2 1
Bermuda Heather Brewer 6 6
Bermuda H Brewer 7 6
7 France S Chatrier 5 3
United Kingdom Gem Hoahing 1 3
7 France Sue Chatrier 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Phyllis King 3 2
United Kingdom Anne Shilcock 6 6
United Kingdom A Shilcock 6 6
Hungary M Peterdy-Wolf 2 0
Hungary Márta Peterdy-Wolf 6 4 6
Belgium Janine de Ridder 4 6 4
United Kingdom A Shilcock 0 1
1 United States M Connolly 6 6
United Kingdom Jean Petchell 6 6
Q United Kingdom Sidney Brock 4 1
United Kingdom J Petchell 1 1
1 United States M Connolly 6 6
South Africa Dora Kilian 0 0
1 United States Maureen Connolly 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com