1970 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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1970 Australian Open
Champion   Australia Margaret Court
Runner-up   Australia Kerry Melville
Final score   6–3, 6–1
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad
Australian Open
 < 1969 1971 > 

Margaret Court was the defending Women's Singles champion at the 1970 Australian Open, and by the conclusion of the competition she successfully defended her title, defeating compatriot Kerry Melville in the final 6–3, 6–1. This was her first step towards completing the second Calendar Grand Slam.

Seeds[edit]

All seeds receive a bye into the second round.

  1. Australia Margaret Court (Champion)
  2. Australia Kerry Melville (Final)
  3. United Kingdom Winnie Shaw (Semifinals)
  4. Australia Karen Krantzcke (Semifinals)
  5. Australia Judy Dalton (Quarterfinals)
  6. Sweden Christina Sandberg (Quarterfinals)
  7. Australia Lesley Hunt (Quarterfinals)
  8. Australia Kerry Harris (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Australia Margaret Court 6 6    
   Australia Evonne Goolagong 3 1    
  1  Australia Margaret Court 6 6    
  4  Australia Karen Krantzcke 1 3    
4  Australia Karen Krantzcke 8 11  
  5  Australia Judy Dalton 6 9    
    1  Australia Margaret Court 6 6  
  2  Australia Kerry Melville 3 1  
  7  Australia Lesley Hunt 4 3    
3  United Kingdom Winnie Shaw 6 6    
  3  United Kingdom Winnie Shaw 6 4  
  2  Australia Kerry Melville 8 6    
6  Sweden Christina Sandberg 0 2  
  2  Australia Kerry Melville 6 6    

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    1  Australia M Court 6 6    
 Australia C Langsford 6 6        Australia C Langsford 0 0    
 Australia S Irvine 3 2         1  Australia M Court 6 6    
       Australia K Wilkinson 0 1    
     Australia H Kayser 4 6 5
     Australia K Wilkinson 6 3 7  
      1  Australia M Court 6 6  
       Australia E Goolagong 3 1  
    8  Australia K Harris 6 8    
 Australia C Cooper 0 3        Australia H Amos 3 6    
 Australia H Amos 6 6         8  Australia K Harris 8 0  
       Australia E Goolagong 10 6    
     Australia E Goolagong 6 6  
 Australia N Marsh 6 7        Australia N Marsh 4 4    
 Australia S Thomson 2 5    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    4  Australia K Krantzcke 6 6    
 Australia T Van Haren 1 1        Australia V Lancaster 3 2    
 Australia V Lancaster 6 6         4  Australia K Krantzcke 6 6    
       Indonesia L Liem 1 4    
     Indonesia L Liem 6 6  
     Australia J Gohn 3 3    
      4  Australia K Krantzcke 8 11  
      5  Australia J Dalton 6 9  
    5  Australia J Dalton 6 6    
 Australia S Walsham 7 6        Australia S Walsham 3 2    
 Australia J Harris 5 4         5  Australia J Dalton 6 6  
       Indonesia L Kaligis 1 3    
     Indonesia L Kaligis 6 6  
     Australia J Whyte 4 3    
 

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 Australia S Hole 6 6    
 Australia L Cameron 3 0        Australia S Hole 2 3    
     Australia J Young 6 6    
       Australia J Young 6 3    
 Australia C Norquay 6 3 6       7  Australia L Hunt 8 6    
 Australia M Morgan 3 6 3      Australia C Norquay 0 2  
    7  Australia L Hunt 6 6    
      7  Australia L Hunt 6 6  
      3  United Kingdom W Shaw 4 3  
     Australia W Turnbull 4 2    
     Australia W Gilchrist 6 6    
       Australia W Gilchrist 1 3  
 Australia N Eastburn 6 4 3       3  United Kingdom W Shaw 6 6    
 Australia C Sieler 4 6 6      Australia C Sieler 1 3  
    3  United Kingdom W Shaw 6 6    
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 Australia V Caulley        
 Australia E Allan w/o          Australia V Caulley 1 0    
     Australia J O'Neill 6 6    
       Australia J O'Neill 6 5    
 Australia K Hogarth 5 9         6  Sweden C Sandberg 8 7    
 Australia H Sheedy 7 11        Australia H Sheedy 0 3  
    6  Sweden C Sandberg 6 6    
      6  Sweden C Sandberg 6 6  
      2  Australia K Melville 0 2  
     Australia S Alexander 6 8    
     Australia M Tesch 4 6    
       Australia S Alexander 0 2  
 Australia J Fallis 6 3 3       2  Australia K Melville 6 6    
 Australia A Avis 1 6 6      Australia A Avis 3 2  
    2  Australia K Melville 6 6    
 

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