1970 French Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1970 French Open
ChampionAustralia Margaret Court
Runner-upWest Germany Helga Niessen
Final score6–2, 6–4
Details
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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First-seeded Margaret Court was the defending champion, and successfully defended her title, defeating Helga Niessen in the final, 6–2, 6–4 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1970 French Open. This was Court's fifth French Open title, her third consecutive Grand Slam title and her eighteenth Grand Slam overall. Court would went on to win the remaining two majors of the year, becoming the first woman to complete the Calendar Grand Slam in the Open era.[1]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Australia Margaret Court (Champion)
  2. United States Billie Jean King (Quarterfinals)
  3. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Quarterfinals)
  4. United States Julie Heldman (Semifinals)
  5. Australia Kerry Melville (First Round, withdrew)
  6. France Françoise Dürr (Third Round)
  7. West Germany Helga Niessen (Final)
  8. United States Rosie Casals (Quarterfinals)

Qualifying[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Australia Margaret Court 7 6
8 United States Rosemary Casals 5 2
1 Australia Margaret Court 6 6
4 United States Julie Heldman 0 2
4 United States Julie Heldman 6 6
  Czechoslovakia Vlasta Vopičková 1 3
1 Australia Margaret Court 6 6
7 West Germany Helga Niessen 2 4
  Australia Karen Krantzcke 6 1 6
3 United Kingdom Virginia Wade 2 6 3
  Australia Karen Krantzcke 3 1
7 West Germany Helga Niessen 6 6
7 West Germany Helga Niessen 2 8 6
2 United States Billie Jean King 6 6 1

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 Australia M Court 6 6
Netherlands M Schaar 1 1 1 Australia M Court 3 8 6
Soviet Union O Morozova 4 6 8 Soviet Union O Morozova 6 6 1
Japan K Sawamatsu 6 0 6 1 Australia M Court 6 6
South Africa M Brummer 15 2 0 Australia L Hunt 2 1
Sweden E Lundquist 13 6 6 Sweden E Lundquist 2 2
Italy L Pericoli 6 5 4r Australia L Hunt 6 6
Australia L Hunt 3 7 5 1 Australia M Court 7 6
United States K Pigeon 6 6 8 United States R Casals 5 2
Q West Germany E Winkens 3 3 United States K Pigeon 6 6
Netherlands B Stöve 4 4 Hungary J Szörényi 3 2
Hungary J Szörényi 6 6 United States K Pigeon 2 1
Italy E Giorgi 8 United States R Casals 6 6
South Africa P Walkden w/o South Africa P Walkden 4 2
Czechoslovakia A Palmeová 2 0 8 United States R Casals 6 6
8 United States R Casals 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 United States J Heldman 7 6
Q South Africa J Lieffrig 5 0 4 United States J Heldman 6 6
Australia F Moore 6 7 6 Australia F Moore 1 0
Japan K Hatanaka 1 9 3 4 United States J Heldman 3 9 6
South Africa E Emanuel 3 6 6 South Africa E Emanuel 6 7 4
United States K Harter 6 4 4 South Africa E Emanuel 6 3 6
Australia K Harris 6 7 Australia K Harris 4 6 4
South Africa B Kirk 4 5 4 United States J Heldman 6 6
South Africa L Rossouw 6 6 Czechoslovakia V Vopičková 1 3
United States M-A Curtis 3 3 South Africa L Rossouw 3 1
Czechoslovakia V Vopičková 6 6 Czechoslovakia V Vopičková 6 6
Sweden I Bentzer 4 2 Czechoslovakia V Vopičková 6 6
Czechoslovakia M Neumannová 4 4 Q Argentina AM Arias 4 4
Q Argentina AM Arias 6 6 Q Argentina AM Arias 2 7 6
Q United States W Overton w/o Q United States W Overton 6 5 4
5 Australia K Melville

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6 France F Dürr 6 6
United States P Bartkowicz 0 2 6 France F Dürr 6 6
Q Netherlands J Salome 3 6 0 France C Spinoza 2 1
France C Spinoza 6 1 6 6 France F Dürr 6 4
Australia J Dalton 6 6 Australia K Krantzcke 8 6
United States C Martinez 3 1 Australia J Dalton 4 6 0
Australia K Krantzcke 8 1 6 Australia K Krantzcke 6 4 6
Q Uruguay F Bonicelli 6 6 3 Australia K Krantzcke 6 1 6
Hungary É Szabó 6 3 3 3 United Kingdom V Wade 2 6 3
West Germany K Ebbinghaus 2 6 6 West Germany K Ebbinghaus 3 2
Sweden C Sandberg 0 8 6 Sweden C Sandberg 6 6
Australia H Gourlay 6 6 3 Sweden C Sandberg 4 7 4
Hungary K Borka 0 0 3 United Kingdom V Wade 6 5 6
West Germany H Hösl 6 6 West Germany H Hösl 7 8
Australia L Crooke 4 1 3 United Kingdom V Wade 9 10
3 United Kingdom V Wade 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7 West Germany H Niessen 7 6
United States P Austin 5 0 7 West Germany H Niessen 7 10
Soviet Union T Kivi 9 6 Soviet Union T Kivi 5 8
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia I Skulj 7 3 7 West Germany H Niessen 6 6
United States D Carter 2 4 France G Chanfreau 3 3
Indonesia L Liem 6 6 Indonesia L Liem 2 5
France G Chanfreau 6 10 France G Chanfreau 6 7
South Africa W Tomlinson 3 8 7 West Germany H Niessen 2 8 6
France E Terras 2 9 6 2 United States BJ King 6 6 1
Q United States P Teeguarden 6 7 2 France E Terras 6 4 1
Sweden J Sandulf 3 0 r France O de Roubin 3 6 6
France O de Roubin 6 3 France O de Roubin 0 0
Hungary E Polgár 2 5 2 United States BJ King 6 6
United Kingdom J Cooper 6 7 United Kingdom J Cooper 2 2
Q Australia H Amos 5 3 2 United States BJ King 6 6
2 United States BJ King 7 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 396. ISBN 978-0942257700.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1970 Australian Open – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1970 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles