1917 U.S. National Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1917 U.S. National Championships
Champion Norway Molla Bjurstedt [1]
Runner-up United States Marion Vanderhoef [1]
Final score 4–6, 6–0, 6–2
Details
Draw 46
Seeds
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1916 · U.S. National Championships · 1918 →

Reigning champion Molla Bjurstedt won the singles title of the 1917 U.S. Women's National Singles Championship by defeating Marion Vanderhoef 4–6, 6–0, 6–2 in the final.

Due to World War I the tournament was renamed National Patriotic Tournament in support of the war effort. No trophies were handed out to the winners and the entrance fees were dedicated to the American Red Cross.[2] Bjurstedt was entitled to sit out the tournament and play the winner of the All Comers' competition in a challenge round but instead elected to play through and therefore no challenge round was held. The event was played on outdoor grass courts and held at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in St. Martin's, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia from June 18 through June 23, 1917.[1]

Draw[edit]

All Comers' finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
Norway Molla Bjurstedt 6 6
United States Phyllis Walsh 4 1
Norway Molla Bjurstedt 4 6 6
United States Flora Brown Harvey 6 0 0
United States Flora Brown Harvey 1 6 7
United States Teresa Wood 6 4 5
Norway Molla Bjurstedt 4 6 6
United States Marion Vanderhoef 6 0 2
United States Marion Vanderhoef 3 6 6
United States Susanne White 6 2 2
United States Marion Vanderhoef 8 6
United States Eleanora Sears 6 3
United States Eleanora Sears 6 6
United States Mrs. Dahl 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Collins, Bud (2016). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (3rd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. p. 497. ISBN 978-1-937559-38-0. 
  2. ^ "Tennis Body Agrees to Award no Titles" (PDF). The New York Times. April 22, 1917.