1970 French Open

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1970 French Open
Date:   25 May - 7 June
Edition:   69th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Clay
Location:   Paris (XVIe), France
Venue:   Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš [1][2]
Women's Singles
Australia Margaret Court [2][3]
Men's Doubles
Romania Ilie Năstase / Romania Ion Ţiriac [2][4]
Women's Doubles
France Gail Sherriff Chanfreau / France Françoise Dürr [2][3]
Mixed Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / Australia Bob Hewitt [2][3]
French Open
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The 1970 French Open was a tennis tournament that was held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris in France from May 25 through June 7, 1970. It was the 69th edition of the French Open, the 40th to be open to foreign competitors, and the second Grand Slam of the year.

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš defeated Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović, 6–2, 6–4, 6–0

• It was Kodeš' 1st career Grand Slam singles title.

Women's singles[edit]

Australia Margaret Court defeated West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff, 6–2, 6–4

• It was Court's 18th career Grand Slam singles title, her 5th during the Open Era and her 4th title at the French Open.

Men's doubles[edit]

Romania Ilie Năstase / Romania Ion Ţiriac defeated United States Arthur Ashe / United States Charlie Pasarell, 6–2, 6–4, 6–3

• It was Năstase's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title and his 1st and only title at the French Open.
• It was Ţiriac's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's doubles[edit]

France Gail Sherriff Chanfreau / France Françoise Dürr defeated United States Rosemary Casals / United States Billie Jean King, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3

• It was Chanfreau's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title, her 1st during the Open Era and her 2nd title at the French Open.
• It was Dürr's 5th career Grand Slam doubles title, her 4th during the Open Era and her 4th (consecutive) title at the French Open.

Mixed doubles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King / Australia Bob Hewitt defeated France Françoise Dürr / France Jean-Claude Barclay, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [5] Men FF54,000 FF26,200 FF15,200 FF9,800 FF4,400 FF1,500 FF500
Women FF16,000 FF8,000 FF4,000 FF2,000 FF1,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roland Garros - 1970 Men's Singles". ATP. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 386–404. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ a b c "1970 French Open" (PDF). WTA. 
  4. ^ "Roland Garros - 1970 Men's Doubles". ATP. 
  5. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1971). World of Tennis. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 78. ISBN 978-0362000917. 

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Preceded by
1970 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1970 Wimbledon Championships