US Open 1974 Part 7 Women's Singles Final Evonne Goolagong vs Billie Jean King
US Open 1974 Part 9 Women's Final Evonne Goolagong vs Billie Jean King
1974 US Open Part 5 Women's Final Evonne Goolagong vs Billie Jean King
1974 US Open Part 2 Women's Final Evonne Goolagong vs Billie Jean King
US Open 50 for 50: Billie Jean King, 1971, 1972 and 1974 women’s singles champion
Reigning champion Margaret Court did not defend her title. Billie Jean King defeated Evonne Goolagong 3–6, 6–3, 7–5 in the final to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1974 US Open. With her loss, Goolagong missed her chance to complete the career Grand Slam. Goolagong would snap Chris Evert's winning streak, at 55 matches in the semi-finals. This was an Open Era record for 10 years until 1984, when it was broken by Martina Navratilova.