1971 Australian Open
|1971 Australian Open|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF) / (WCT)|
|Surface||Grass / Outdoor|
|Venue||White City Tennis Club|
|Ken Rosewall |
|Margaret Court |
|John Newcombe / Tony Roche |
|Evonne Goolagong / Margaret Court |
The 1971 Australian Open, also known under its sponsored name Dunlop Australian Open, was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at the White City Stadium in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia from 7 to 14 March. The tournament was originally scheduled to be played in Melbourne but was moved to Sydney on account of a $125,000 sponsorship deal with Dunlop. The tournament date was moved from its regular January slot to March to accommodate scheduling requirements made by the commercial promotors World Championship Tennis and National Tennis League. It was the 59th edition of the Australian Open, the 17th and final one held in Sydney, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The tournament was part of the 1971 World Championship Tennis circuit. The singles titles were won by Australians Ken Rosewall and Margaret Court. The tiebreak was introduced for all sets except the deciding set.
- Competition not held between 1970 and 1986.
- "1971 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia.
- "1971 Women's Singles". Tennis Australia.
- "1971 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia.
- "1971 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia.
- "Dunlop offers $125,000 for tennis open.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 7 April 1970. p. 20.
- John Barrett, ed. (1972). World of Tennis '72. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 73–79, 149. ISBN 9780362001037. OCLC 86035663.
- "Australians take the titles.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 15 March 1971. p. 12.
- "Rosewall Beats Ashe for Aussie Title". The New York Times. March 14, 1971.
1970 US Open
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by
1971 French Open