1971 Australian Open

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1971 Australian Open
Date 7–14 March
Edition 59th
Category Grand Slam (ITF) / (WCT)
Surface Grass / Outdoor
Location Sydney, Australia
Venue White City Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Ken Rosewall [1]
Women's Singles
Australia Margaret Court [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia John Newcombe / Australia Tony Roche [3]
Women's Doubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong / Australia Margaret Court [4]
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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.[5] 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.[6] The singles titles were won by Australians Ken Rosewall and Margaret Court.[7][8] The tiebreak was introduced for all sets except the deciding set.

Seniors

Men's singles

Australia Ken Rosewall defeated United States Arthur Ashe 6–1, 7–5, 6–3 [1]

Women's singles

Australia Margaret Court defeated Australia Evonne Goolagong 2–6, 7–6, 7–5 [2]

Men's doubles

Australia John Newcombe / Australia Tony Roche defeated Netherlands Tom Okker / United States Marty Riessen 6–2, 7–6 [3]

Women's doubles

Australia Evonne Goolagong / Australia Margaret Court defeated Australia Jill Emmerson / Australia Lesley Hunt 6–0, 6–0 [4]

Mixed doubles

Competition not held between 1970 and 1986.

External links

  • Australian Open official website

References

  1. ^ a b "1971 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia. 
  2. ^ a b "1971 Women's Singles". Tennis Australia. 
  3. ^ a b "1971 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
  4. ^ a b "1971 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
  5. ^ "Dunlop offers $125,000 for tennis open". The Canberra Times. 7 April 1970. p. 20 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1972). World of Tennis '72. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 73–79, 149. ISBN 9780362001037. OCLC 86035663. 
  7. ^ "Australians take the titles". The Canberra Times. 15 March 1971. p. 12 – via National Library of Australia. 
  8. ^ "Rosewall Beats Ashe for Aussie Title". The New York Times. March 14, 1971. 
Preceded by
1970 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1971 French Open
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