1970 French Open – Women's Singles

1970 French Open – Women's Singles

1970 French Open
Champion   Margaret Court
Runner-up   Helga Niessen
Final score   6–2, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    -45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
WC Doubles    men    women  
French Open
 < 1969 1971 > 

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

  1. Margaret Court (Champion)
  2. Billie Jean King (Quarterfinals)
  3. Virginia Wade (Quarterfinals)
  4. Julie Heldman (Semifinals)
  5. Kerry Melville (First Round, withdrew)
  6. Françoise Dürr (Third Round)
  7. Helga Niessen (Final)
  8. Rosie Casals (Quarterfinals)

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Margaret Court 7 6    
8   Rosie Casals 5 2    
  1   Margaret Court 6 6    
  4   Julie Heldman 0 2    
4   Julie Heldman 6 6  
      Vlasta Vopičková 1 3    
    1   Margaret Court 6 6  
  7   Helga Niessen 2 4  
      Karen Krantzcke 6 1 6  
3   Virginia Wade 2 6 3  
      Karen Krantzcke 3 1  
  7   Helga Niessen 6 6    
7   Helga Niessen 2 8 6
  2   Billie Jean King 6 6 1  

Top Half

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
1   M Court 6 6    
  M Schaar 1 1       1   M Court 3 8 6  
  O Morozova 4 6 8     O Morozova 6 6 1  
  K Sawamatsu 6 0 6       1   M Court 6 6    
  M Brummer 15 2 0         L Hunt 2 1    
  E Lundquist 13 6 6       E Lundquist 2 2  
  L Pericoli 6 5 4r     L Hunt 6 6    
  L Hunt 3 7 5       1   M Court 7 6  
  K Pigeon         8   R Casals 5 2  
Q   E Winkens         6 6    
  B Stöve 4 4       J Szörényi 3 4    
  J Szörényi 6 6           2 1  
 E Giorgi w/o           8   R Casals 6 6    
  P Walkden             P Walkden 4 2  
  A Palmeová 2 0     8   R Casals 6 6    
8   R Casals 6 6    

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
4   J Heldman 7 6    
Q   J Lieffrig 5 0       4   J Heldman 6 6    
  F Moore 6 7 6     F Moore 1 0    
  K Hatanaka 1 9 3       4   J Heldman 3 9 6  
  E Emanuel 3 6 6         E Emanuel 6 7 4  
  K Harter 6 4 4       E Emanuel 6 3 6
  K Harris 6 7       K Harris 4 6 4  
  B Kirk 4 5         4   J Heldman 6 6  
  L Rossouw 3 3           V Vopičková 1 3  
  M-A Curtis 6 6         L Rossouw 3 1    
  V Vopičková 6 6       V Vopičková 6 6    
  I Bentzer 4 2           V Vopičková 6 6  
  M Neumanová 4 4         Q   A-M Arias 4 4    
Q   A-M Arias 6 6       Q   A-M Arias 2 7 6
Q   W Overton         Q   W Overton 6 5 4  
5   K Melville w/o      

Bottom Half

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
6   F Dürr 6 6    
  P Bartkowicz 0 2       6   F Dürr 6 6    
Q   J Salome 3 6 0     C Spinoza 2 1    
  C Spinoza 6 1 6       6   F Dürr 6 4    
  J Dalton 6 6           K Krantzcke 8 6    
  C Martinez 3 1         J Dalton 4 6 0
  K Krantzcke 8 1 6     K Krantzcke 6 4 6  
Q   F Bonicelli 6 6 3         K Krantzcke 6 1 6
  É Szabó 6 3 3       3   V Wade 2 6 3
  K Ebbinghaus 2 6 6       K Ebbinghaus 3 2    
  C Sandberg 0 8 6     C Sandberg 6 6    
  H Gourlay 6 6 3         C Sandberg 4 7 4
  K Borka 0 0         3   V Wade 6 5 6  
  H Hösl 6 6         H Hösl 7 8  
  L Crooke 4 1     3   V Wade 9 10    
3   V Wade 6 6    

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
7   H Niessen 7 6    
  P Austin 5 0       7   H Niessen 7 10    
  T Kivi 9 6       T Kivi 5 8    
  I Skulj 7 3         7   H Niessen 6 6    
  D Carter 2 4           G Chanfreau 3 3    
  L Liem 6 6         L Liem 2 5  
  G Chanfreau 6 10       G Chanfreau 6 7    
  W Tomlinson 3 8         7   H Niessen 2 8 6
  E Terras 2 9 6       2   BJ King 6 6 1
Q   P Teeguarden 6 7 2       E Terras 6 4 1  
  J Sandulf 3 0 r     O De Roubin 3 6 6  
  O De Roubin 6 3           O De Roubin 0 0  
  E Polgár 2 5         2   BJ King 6 6    
  J Cooper 6 7         J Cooper 2 2  
Q   H Amos 5 3     2   BJ King 6 6    
2   BJ King 7 6    

References

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 396.  

External links

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