1970 French Open – Women's Singles

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1970 French Open
Champion   Australia Margaret Court
Runner-up   West Germany Helga Niessen
Final score   6–2, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    -45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
WC Doubles    men    women  
French Open
 < 1969 1971 > 

Margaret Court was the defending champion, and she successfully defended her title, defeating Helga Niessen in the final. This was her second step towards completing the second Calendar Grand Slam.[1]

Seeds[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]


Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Australia Margaret Court 7 6    
8  United States Rosie 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         8  United States R Casals 5 2  
Q  West Germany E Winkens         6 6    
 Netherlands B Stöve 4 4      Hungary J Szörényi 3 4    
 Hungary J Szörényi 6 6           2 1  
 Italy E Giorgi w/o           8  United States R Casals 6 6    
 South Africa P Walkden            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 3 3          Czechoslovakia V Vopičková 1 3  
 United States M-A Curtis 6 6        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 Neumanová 4 4         Q  Argentina A-M Arias 4 4    
Q  Argentina A-M Arias 6 6       Q  Argentina A-M Arias 2 7 6
Q  United States W Overton         Q  United States W Overton 6 5 4  
5  Australia K Melville w/o      

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. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 396. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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