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1970 US Open (tennis)

1970 edition of the US Open Tennis Championships

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1970 US Open
Date2 September – 13 September
Edition90th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceGrass
LocationForest Hills, Queens, United States
VenueWest Side Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Ken Rosewall[1]
Women's Singles
Margaret Court [2]
Men's Doubles
Pierre Barthes / Nikola Pilić [3]
Women's Doubles
Margaret Court / Judy Tegart Dalton [2]
Mixed Doubles
Margaret Court / Marty Riessen [2]
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The 1970 US Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, in New York, United States. The tournament ran from 2 September until 13 September. It was the 90th staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1970.

It was the first Grand Slam tournament in which the tiebreak was used to decide the set at a 6-6 score. The 1970 US Open was the first tournament to introduce a final set tie-break in a Grand Slam. It differed from the current tie-break scoring in that it was won by the first player to reach five points with a sudden death at 4-4. A red flag would be put up by the umpire’s seat to draw fan attention to the tiebreaker in progress. Most players disapproved of the tiebreaker but the visitors loved it.[4][5]

1970 US Open (tennis) Intro articles: 4

Finals

Men's singles

Ken Rosewall defeated Tony Roche, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6(5–2), 6–3 [1]

• It was Rosewall's 6th career Grand Slam singles title, his 2nd during the Open Era and his 2nd and last at the US Open.

Women's singles

Margaret Court defeated Rosemary Casals, 6–2, 2–6, 6–1 [2]

• It was Court's 20th career Grand Slam singles title, her 7th during the Open Era and her 4th at the US Open.
With this title, Court completed the Grand Slam (winning all 4 major tournaments in one calendar year).

Men's doubles

Pierre Barthès / Nikola Pilić defeated Roy Emerson / Rod Laver, 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 7–6[3]

• It was Barthès' 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.
• It was Pilić's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's doubles

Margaret Court / Judy Tegart Dalton defeated Rosemary Casals / Virginia Wade, 6–3, 6–4 [2]

• It was Court's 10th career Grand Slam doubles title, her 5th during the Open Era and her 3rd at the US Open.
• It was Tegart Dalton's 7th career Grand Slam doubles title, her 4th during the Open Era and her 1st at the US Open.

Mixed doubles

Margaret Court / Marty Riessen defeated Judy Tegart Dalton / Frew McMillan, 6–4, 6–4 [2]

1970 US Open (tennis) Finals articles: 22

Prize money

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [6] Men $20,000 $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,250 $900 $600 $300
Women $7,500 $3,750 $1,750 $1,250 $625 $400 $150

References

  1. ^ a b "1970 US Open – Men's singles". ATP.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "1970 US Open" (PDF). WTA.
  3. ^ a b "1970 US Open – Men's Doubles". ATP.
  4. ^ World of Tennis 1971. London: Queen Anne Press. 1971. p. 110. ISBN 978-0362000917.
  5. ^ "Jimmy Van Alen". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2012-06-14. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  6. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1971). World of Tennis. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 107. ISBN 978-0362000917.

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Preceded by
1970 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1971 Australian Open