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Singles (Mexico), Women

Date24 – 26 October 1968
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationCentro Deportivo Chapultepec, Ciudad de México
Participants10 from 6 countries

Only nine players competed with only the American trio of Jane “Peaches” Bartkowicz, Julie Heldman, and Valerie Ziegenfuss considered near the top women players world-wide. Bartkowicz won the title by defeating Heldman in the final in straight sets. Bartkowicz was a top junior but never made the highest levels of senior play.

1Jane BartkowiczUSA
2Julie HeldmanUSA
=3Suzana PetersenBRA
=3María Eugenia GuzmánECU
=5Zaiga JansoneURS
=5Rosie DarmonFRA
=5Lourdes GóngoraMEX
=8Valerie ZiegenfussUSA
=8Patricia MontañoMEX
=8Cecilia RosadoMEX
DNSHelga NiessenFRG

Round One

Date24 October 1968
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #1Jane BartkowiczUSAbye
Match #2Zaiga JansoneURSbye
Match #324 OctRosie DarmonFRA6-3, 6-2Valerie ZiegenfussUSA
Match #424 OctSuzana PetersenBRA3-6, 6-1, 6-4Patricia MontañoMEX
Match #5Julie HeldmanUSA6-1, 6-0Cecilia RosadoMEX
Match #6Lourdes GóngoraMEXbye
Match #7María Eugenia GuzmánECUbye
Match #8Helga NiessenFRGbye


Date24 October 1968
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #124 OctJane BartkowiczUSA6-3, 7-5Zaiga JansoneURS
Match #224 OctSuzana PetersenBRA7-5, 5-7, 6-4Rosie DarmonFRA
Match #324 OctJulie HeldmanUSA6-1, 6-0Lourdes GóngoraMEX
Match #424 OctMaría Eugenia GuzmánECUHelga NiessenFRGbye


Date25 October 1968
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final.
Match #125 OctJane BartkowiczUSA6-4, 6-2Suzana PetersenBRA
Match #225 OctJulie HeldmanUSA6-1, 6-0María Eugenia GuzmánECU

Final Round

Date26 October 1968
Match 1/226 OctJane BartkowiczUSA6-3, 6-2Julie HeldmanUSA