1972 French Open

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1972 French Open
Date:   22 May - 4 June
Edition:   71st
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Draw:   256S / 64D / 32X
Surface:   Clay / Outdoor
Location:   Paris (XVIe), France
Venue:   Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Andrés Gimeno [1]
Women's Singles
United States Billie Jean King
Men's Doubles
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan [2]
Women's Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / Netherlands Betty Stöve
Mixed Doubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Australia Kim Warwick
French Open
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The 1972 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 22 May until 4 June. It was the 71st staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1972. Andrés Gimeno and Billie Jean King won the singles title.[3]

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Spain Andrés Gimeno defeated France Patrick Proisy, 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–1

• It was Gimeno's 1st and only career Grand Slam singles title.

Women's singles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King defeated Australia Evonne Goolagong, 6–3, 6–3

• It was King's seventh career Grand Slam singles title, her third in the Open Era and her first and only title at the French Open.

Men's doubles[edit]

South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan defeated Chile Patricio Cornejo / Chile Jaime Fillol, 6–3, 8–6, 3–6, 6–1

• It was Hewitt's 6th career Grand Slam doubles title, his 1st in the Open Era and his 1st and only title at the French Open.
• It was McMillan's 3rd career Grand Slam doubles title, his 1st in the Open Era and his 1st and only title at the French Open.

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King / Netherlands Betty Stöve defeated United Kingdom Winnie Shaw / United Kingdom Nell Truman, 6–1, 6–2

• It was King's 10th career Grand Slam doubles title, her 4th in the Open Era and her 1st and only title at the French Open.
• It was Stöve's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st title at the French Open.

Mixed doubles[edit]

Australia Evonne Goolagong / Australia Kim Warwick defeated France Françoise Dürr / France Jean-Claude Barclay, 6–2, 6–4

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Preceded by
1972 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1972 Wimbledon Championships