1970 Australian Open – Women's Singles

1970 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1970 Australian Open
Champion Margaret Court
Runner-up Kerry Melville
Final score 6–3, 6–1

Margaret Court was the defending Women's Singles champion at the 1970 Australian Open, and by the conclusion of the competition she successfully defended her title, defeating compatriot Kerry Melville in the final 6–3, 6–1. This was her first step towards completing the second Calendar Grand Slam.

Seeds

All seeds receive a bye into the second round.

  1. Margaret Court (Champion)
  2. Kerry Melville (Final)
  3. Winnie Shaw (Semifinals)
  4. Karen Krantzcke (Semifinals)
  5. Judy Dalton (Quarterfinals)
  6. Christina Sandberg (Quarterfinals)
  7. Lesley Hunt (Quarterfinals)
  8. Kerry Harris (Third round)

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Margaret Court 6 6    
    Evonne Goolagong 3 1    
  1   Margaret Court 6 6    
  4   Karen Krantzcke 1 3    
4   Karen Krantzcke 8 11  
  5   Judy Dalton 6 9    
    1   Margaret Court 6 6  
  2   Kerry Melville 3 1  
  7   Lesley Hunt 4 3    
3   Winnie Shaw 6 6    
  3   Winnie Shaw 6 4  
  2   Kerry Melville 8 6    
6   Christina Sandberg 0 2  
  2   Kerry Melville 6 6    

Top Half

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    1   M Court 6 6    
  C Langsford 6 6         C Langsford 0 0    
  S Irvine 3 2         1   M Court 6 6    
        K Wilkinson 0 1    
      H Kayser 4 6 5
      K Wilkinson 6 3 7  
      1   M Court 6 6  
        E Goolagong 3 1  
    8   K Harris 6 8    
  C Cooper 0 3         H Amos 3 6    
  H Amos 6 6         8   K Harris 8 0  
        E Goolagong 10 6    
      E Goolagong 6 6  
  N Marsh 6 7         N Marsh 4 4    
  S Thomson 2 5    

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    4   K Krantzcke 6 6    
  T Van Haren 1 1         V Lancaster 3 2    
  V Lancaster 6 6         4   K Krantzcke 6 6    
        L Liem 1 4    
      L Liem 6 6  
      J Gohn 3 3    
      4   K Krantzcke 8 11  
      5   J Dalton 6 9  
    5   J Dalton 6 6    
  S Walsham 7 6         S Walsham 3 2    
  J Harris 5 4         5   J Dalton 6 6  
        L Kaligis 1 3    
      L Kaligis 6 6  
      J Whyte 4 3    
 

Bottom Half

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
  S Hole 6 6    
  L Cameron 3 0         S Hole 2 3    
      J Young 6 6    
        J Young 6 3    
  C Norquay 6 3 6       7   L Hunt 8 6    
 M Morgan 3 6 3       C Norquay 0 2  
    7   L Hunt 6 6    
      7   L Hunt 6 6  
      3   W Shaw 4 3  
      W Turnbull 4 2    
      W Gilchrist 6 6    
        W Gilchrist 1 3  
  N Eastburn 6 4 3       3   W Shaw 6 6    
  C Sieler 4 6 6       C Sieler 1 3  
    3   W Shaw 6 6    
 

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
  V Caulley        
  E Allan w/o           V Caulley 1 0    
      J O'Neill 6 6    
        J O'Neill 6 5    
  K Hogarth 5 9         6   C Sandberg 8 7    
  H Sheedy 7 11         H Sheedy 0 3  
    6   C Sandberg 6 6    
      6   C Sandberg 6 6  
      2   K Melville 0 2  
      S Alexander 6 8    
      M Tesch 4 6    
        S Alexander 0 2  
  J Fallis 6 3 3       2   K Melville 6 6    
  A Avis 1 6 6       A Avis 3 2  
    2   K Melville 6 6    
 

External links

  • 1970 Australian Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw