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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.

PosNrPlayerNOC
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 (24 October 1968)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Jane BartkowiczUSA 1bye
Match #2 Zaiga JansoneURS bye
Match #3 Rosie DarmonFRA Valerie ZiegenfussUSA 6-3, 6-2
Match #4 Suzana PetersenBRA Patricia MontañoMEX 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Match #5 Julie HeldmanUSA Cecilia RosadoMEX 6-1, 6-0
Match #6 Lourdes GóngoraMEX bye
Match #7 María Eugenia GuzmánECU bye
Match #8 Helga NiessenFRG bye

Quarter-Finals (24 October 1968)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Jane BartkowiczUSA 1Zaiga JansoneURS 6-3, 7-5
Match #2 Suzana PetersenBRA Rosie DarmonFRA 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
Match #3 Julie HeldmanUSA Lourdes GóngoraMEX 6-1, 6-0
Match #4 María Eugenia GuzmánECU Helga NiessenFRG 2

Semi-Finals (25 October 1968)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Jane BartkowiczUSA 1Suzana PetersenBRA 6-4, 6-2
Match #2 Julie HeldmanUSA María Eugenia GuzmánECU 6-1, 6-0

Final Round (26 October 1968)

Match 1/2 Jane BartkowiczUSA 1Julie HeldmanUSA 6-3, 6-2