1970 French Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
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
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women

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]

  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)

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 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 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 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. 

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