1970 Queen's Club Championships

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1970 Queen's Club Championships
Date 15–20 June
Edition 71st
Category Non-tour
Prize money £4,460
Surface Grass / Outdoor
Location London, England
Venue Queen's Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Rod Laver [1]
Women's Singles
Australia Margaret Court
Men's Doubles
Netherlands Tom Okker / United States Marty Riessen [2]
Women's Doubles
United States Rosie Casals / United States Billie-Jean King
Mixed Doubles
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw / Australia Owen Davidson
← 1969 · Queen's Club Championships · 1971 →

The 1970 Queen's Club Championships, also known by its sponsored name Rothmans Open London Grass Court Championships, was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament played on grass courts at the Queen's Club in London in the United Kingdom. It was a non-tour event, i.e. not part of the 1970 Pepsi-Cola Grand Prix or 1970 World Championship Tennis circuit . It was the 71st edition of the tournament and was held from 15 June through 20 June 1970. First-seeded Rod Laver and Margaret Court won the singles titles.[3][4] In the final Court was 2–6, 0–5 and 0–15 down against Winnie Shaw but recovered by winning 14 of the last 17 games.[5][4]

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Rod Laver defeated Australia John Newcombe 6–4, 6–3

  • It was Laver's 3rd title of the year and the 15th of his professional career.

Women's Singles[edit]

Australia Margaret Court defeated United Kingdom Winnie Shaw 2–6, 8–6, 6–2

Men's Doubles[edit]

Netherlands Tom Okker / United States Marty Riessen defeated United States Arthur Ashe / United States Charlie Pasarell 6–4, 6–4

  • It was Okker's 1st title of the year and the 10th of his career. It was Riessen's 2nd title of the year and the 7th of his career.

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Rosie Casals / United States Billie-Jean King defeated Australia Karen Krantzcke / Australia Kerry Melville 6–4, 6–3

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom Winnie Shaw / Australia Owen Davidson defeated Australia Evonne Goolagong / Australia Bob Giltinan 8–6, 13–11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London / Queen's Club Men's Singles draw". www.atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). 
  2. ^ "London / Queen's Club Men's Doubles draw". www.atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). 
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1971). World of Tennis '71 : a BP yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 266. ISBN 978-0-362-00091-7. 
  4. ^ a b John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. pp. 54,60. 
  5. ^ "Mrs Court in brilliant recovery". The Canberra Times. 44, (12,654). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 22 June 1970. p. 16 – via National Library of Australia. 

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