1955 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1955 Wimbledon Championships
Champion United States Louise Brough
Runner-up United States Beverly Fleitz
Final score 7–5, 8–6
Details
Draw 96 (10Q)
Seeds 8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1954 · Wimbledon Championships · 1956 →

Maureen Connolly was the defending champion, but withdrew after breaking her leg.[1]

Louise Brough defeated Beverly Fleitz in the final, 7–5, 8–6 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1955 Wimbledon Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

01.   United States Doris Hart (Semifinals)
02.   United States Louise Brough (Champion)
03.   United States Beverly Fleitz (Final)
04.   United Kingdom Angela Mortimer (Second round)
05.   United States Dorothy Knode (Quarterfinals)
06.   United States Darlene Hard (Semifinals)
07.   Australia Beryl Penrose (Quarterfinals)
08.   United Kingdom Angela Buxton (Quarterfinals)

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

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States Doris Hart 6 6
5 United States Dorothy Knode 4 3
1 United States Doris Hart 3 0
3 United States Beverly Fleitz 6 6
3 United States Beverly Fleitz 6 6
8 United Kingdom Angela Buxton 2 2
3 United States Beverly Fleitz 5 6
2 United States Louise Brough 7 8
6 United States Darlene Hard 6 6
Hungary Zsuzsa Körmöczy 2 3
6 United States Darlene Hard 3 6
2 United States Louise Brough 6 8
7 Australia Beryl Penrose 2 0
2 United States Louise Brough 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States Doris Hart 6 6
Australia Nell Hopman 1 0
1 United States D Hart 6 6
South Africa D Kilian 2 1
United States Kay Hubbell 2 1
South Africa Dora Kilian 6 6
1 United States D Hart 6 6
Spain MJ de Riba 1 3
United Kingdom Margot Parker 6 6
Republic of Ireland Audrey Clarke 1 2
United Kingdom M Parker 2 4
Spain MJ de Riba 6 6
Italy Lea Pericoli 7 1 2
Spain María Josefa de Riba 5 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States Dorothy Knode 6 2 7
Australia Fay Muller 4 6 5
5 United States D Knode 6 4 6
West Germany M Dittmeyer 3 6 3
United Kingdom Kathleen Stott 4 6 3
West Germany Margot Dittmeyer 6 1 6
5 United States D Knode 6 6
United Kingdom S Bloomer 2 2
United Kingdom Heather Macfarlane 3 3
United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer 6 6
United Kingdom S Bloomer 6 6
United Kingdom V Lewis 4 1
United Kingdom Valerie Lewis 6 6
Austria Ilse Schuh-Proxauf 2 2

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 United States Beverly Fleitz 6 6
West Germany Inge Pohmann 0 2 3 United States B Fleitz 6 6
United Kingdom Billie Woodgate 1 6 6 United Kingdom R Woodgate 3 1
United Kingdom Pat Hird 6 4 1 3 United States B Fleitz 6 6
France Suzanne Schmitt 6 6 United Kingdom D Spiers 4 1
United Kingdom Valerie Pitt 3 0 France S Schmitt 4 1
United Kingdom Doreen Spiers 3 6 6 United Kingdom D Spiers 6 6
United Kingdom Peggy Dawson-Scott 6 2 4 3 United States B Fleitz 6 6
Q United Kingdom Joan MacLeod 1 1 France S Chatrier 3 0
France Sue Chatrier 6 6 France S Chatrier 6 6
Belgium Poucette Coessens 3 2 Q United Kingdom N Kemsey-Bourne 1 2
Q United Kingdom Norma Kemsey-Bourne 6 6 France S Chatrier 6 6
United Kingdom Lorna Cawthorn 4 4 United Kingdom J Knight 2 0
United Kingdom Rita Bentley 6 6 United Kingdom R Bentley 3 2
Sweden Birgit Gullbrandsson-Sandén 6 10 4 United Kingdom J Knight 6 6
United Kingdom Jean Knight 3 12 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 United Kingdom Angela Buxton
United Kingdom Vera Thomas w/o 8 United Kingdom A Buxton 5 6 6
United Kingdom Gem Hoahing 3 5 United States L Felix 7 4 1
United States Lois Felix 6 7 8 United Kingdom A Buxton 6 6
Q United Kingdom Joan Quelch 1 1 United Kingdom H Cheadle 4 3
United Kingdom Hazel Cheadle 6 6 United Kingdom H Cheadle 6 4 6
United Kingdom Sue Waters 6 13 United Kingdom S Waters 2 6 4
United Kingdom Jean Bee 3 11 8 United Kingdom A Buxton 6 6
Australia Alison Baker 2 0 Australia J Hoad 1 0
Australia Loris Nichols 6 6 Australia L Nichols 3 6 6
South Africa Helen Pascoe 6 4 6 South Africa H Pascoe 6 4 3
Norway Ida Wrede-Holm 4 6 1 Australia L Nichols 6 3 3
United States Arvilla McGuire 5 8 5 Australia J Hoad 4 6 6
Australia Jenny Hoad 7 6 7 Australia J Hoad 6 3 6
LL United Kingdom Anne Price 11 4 Q United Kingdom A Gibb 1 6 3
Q United Kingdom Anthea Gibb 13 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Pat Harrison 5 6 6
United Kingdom Barbara Knapp 7 4 3 United Kingdom P Harrison 1 6
Q United Kingdom Wendy Morris 1 3 Netherlands F ten Bosch 6 8
Netherlands Fanny ten Bosch 6 6 Netherlands F ten Bosch 4 2
United Kingdom Pearl Panton 1 2 Australia M Carter 6 6
Australia Mary Carter 6 6 Australia M Carter 9 6
United Kingdom Bea Walter 3 6 5 Spain M Terán de Weiss 7 2
Spain Mary Terán de Weiss 6 3 7 Australia M Carter 3 3
Australia Beth Ruffin 2 1 6 United States D Hard 6 6
Switzerland Ruth Kaufmann 6 6 Switzerland R Kaufmann 1 6 3
United Kingdom Joan Curry 1 2 United Kingdom A Shilcock 6 3 6
United Kingdom Anne Shilcock 6 6 United Kingdom A Shilcock 0 4
United Kingdom Leonie Brighton 7 6 United States D Hard 6 6
United States Barbara Davidson 7r United Kingdom L Brighton 2 2
Australia Daphne Seeney 1 6 0 6 United States D Hard 6 6
6 United States Darlene Hard 6 3 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Georgie Woodgate 2 7 4
France Ginette Bucaille 6 5 6 France G Bucaille 7 2 1
United Kingdom Denise Collier 0 6 United Kingdom J Middleton 5 6 6
United Kingdom Jennifer Middleton 6 8 United Kingdom J Middleton 2 4
Belgium Christiane Mercelis 4 9 6 Belgium C Mercelis 6 6
West Germany Erika Vollmer 6 7 3 Belgium C Mercelis 0 7 8
Q United Kingdom Sheila Griffin 2 5 United Kingdom M Boundy 6 5 6
United Kingdom Marion Boundy 6 7 Belgium C Mercelis 1 2
Italy Nicla Migliori 6 1 2 Hungary Z Körmöczy 6 6
Austria Elizabeth Broz 4 6 6 Austria E Broz 2 4
South Africa Valerie Koortzen 1 6 6 South Africa V Koortzen 6 6
Q South Africa Renée Schuurman 6 3 3 South Africa V Koortzen 1 3
United Kingdom Rosemary Bulleid 1 1 Hungary Z Körmöczy 6 6
Hungary Zsuzsa Körmöczy 6 6 Hungary Z Körmöczy 7 6
New Zealand Lynne Luxton 0 2 4 United Kingdom A Mortimer 5 2
4 United Kingdom Angela Mortimer 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Viola White 6 2 6
Q United Kingdom Marion Craig-Smith 3 6 4
United Kingdom V White 2 2
South Africa H Redick-Smith 6 6
South Africa Hazel Redick-Smith 6 6
India Rita Davar 1 3
South Africa H Redick-Smith 6 2 3
7 Australia B Penrose 4 6 6
LL France Françoise Lemal 6 6
United Kingdom Mollie Govett 1 0
LL France F Lemal 1 2
7 Australia B Penrose 6 6
United States Constance Ball 2 6 3
7 Australia Beryl Penrose 6 4 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Pat Ward 6 3 6
Bermuda Heather Brewer 4 6 8
Bermuda H Brewer 6 6
United Kingdom E Watson 4 1
United Kingdom Elaine Watson 6 6
Q United Kingdom Sheila Speight 2 3
Bermuda H Brewer 2 2
2 United States L Brough 6 6
Q United Kingdom Sonia Pool 2 6 3
United Kingdom Janet Morgan 6 4 6
United Kingdom J Morgan 0 0
2 United States L Brough 6 6
United Kingdom Rosemary Walsh 0 2
2 United States Louise Brough 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Little, Alan (2010). 2010 Wimbledon Compendium. Wimbledon, London: The All England Lawn Tennis Club. p. 299. ISBN 1899039333. 
  2. ^ 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