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1970 Australian Open – Women's Singles

First-seeded Margaret Court was the defending champion and successfully defended her title, defeating Kerry Melville in the final, 6–3, 6–1 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1970 Australian Open. This was Court's ninth Australian Open title, her second consecutive Grand Slam title and her seventeenth Grand Slam overall. Court went on to win the remaining three majors of the year, becoming the first woman to win a Grand Slam in the Open era.

Women's Singles
1970 Australian Open
ChampionAustralia Margaret Court
Runner-upAustralia Kerry Melville
Final score6–3, 6–1
Details
Draw43
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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SeedsEdit

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)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

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 halfEdit

Section 1Edit

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 2Edit

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 halfEdit

Section 3Edit

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 4Edit

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

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