Billie Jean King Career Statistics - Grand Slam Singles Records - French Championships/Open

French Championships/Open

King's overall win-loss record at the French Championships/Open was 22–6 .786 in 7 years (1967–1970, 1972, 1980, 1982). (Her win total does not include any first round byes but does include one walkover.)

King was 1–0 in finals, 1–1 in semifinals, and 2–4 in quarterfinals. She failed to reach the quarterfinals only once, in 1982 when she lost to Lucia Romanov in the third round.

King was 3–3 in three set matches, 19–3 in two set matches, and 1–0 in deuce third sets, i.e., sets that were tied 5–5 before being resolved.

King was seeded all 7 years she entered the tournament.

  • Seeded #1 in 1968 (semifinalist), 1967 (quarterfinalist).
  • Seeded #2 in 1980 (quarterfinalist), 1970 (quarterfinalist), 1969 (quarterfinalist).
  • Seeded #3 in 1972 (champion).
  • Seeded #10 in 1982 (lost third round).

King was 5–3 .625 against seeded players and 17–3 .850 against unseeded players.

  • Versus #1 seeds, King was 1–0 (Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1972)).
  • Versus #5 seeds, King was 0–2 (Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat (1980), Nancy Richey Gunter (1968)).
  • Versus #6 seeds, King was 1–0 (Virginia Wade (1972)).
  • Versus #8 seeds, King was 1–0 (Maria Bueno (1968)).
  • Versus #16 seeds, King was 1–0 (Gail Sheriff Chanfreau Lovera (1967)).

Against her major rivals at the French Championships/Open, King was 1–0 versus Virginia Wade, 1–0 versus Maria Bueno, 1–0 versus Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 1–1 versus Helga Niessen Masthoff, 0–1 versus Lesley Turner Bowrey, and 0–1 versus Nancy Richey Gunter.

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