1970 French Open

The 1970 French Open was a tennis tournament that was held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris in France from 25 May through 7 June 1970. It was the 74th edition of the French Open, the 40th to be open to foreign competitors, and the second Grand Slam of the year. Jan Kodeš and Margaret Court won the singles titles.

1970 French Open
Date25 May - 7 June
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Men's Singles
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš[1][2]
Women's Singles
Australia Margaret Court[2][3]
Men's Doubles
Romania Ilie Năstase / Romania Ion Ţiriac[2][4]
Women's Doubles
France Gail Sherriff Chanfreau / France Françoise Dürr[2][3]
Mixed Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / South Africa Bob Hewitt[2][3]
← 1969 · French Open · 1971 →


Men's singlesEdit

  Jan Kodeš defeated   Željko Franulović, 6–2, 6–4, 6–0

• It was Kodeš' 1st career Grand Slam singles title.

Women's singlesEdit

  Margaret Court defeated   Helga Niessen Masthoff, 6–2, 6–4

• It was Court's 18th career Grand Slam singles title, her 5th during the Open Era and her 4th title at the French Open.

Men's doublesEdit

  Ilie Năstase /   Ion Ţiriac defeated   Arthur Ashe /   Charlie Pasarell, 6–2, 6–4, 6–3

• It was Năstase's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title and his 1st and only title at the French Open.
• It was Ţiriac's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's doublesEdit

  Gail Chanfreau /   Françoise Dürr defeated   Rosemary Casals /   Billie Jean King, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3

• It was Chanfreau's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title, her 1st during the Open Era and her 2nd title at the French Open.
• It was Dürr's 5th career Grand Slam doubles title, her 4th during the Open Era and her 4th (consecutive) title at the French Open.

Mixed doublesEdit

  Billie Jean King /   Bob Hewitt defeated   Françoise Dürr /   Jean-Claude Barclay, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2

Prize moneyEdit

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [5] Men FF54,000 FF26,200 FF15,200 FF9,800 FF4,400 FF1,500 FF500
Women FF16,000 FF8,000 FF4,000 FF2,000 FF1,000


  1. ^ "Roland Garros - 1970 Men's Singles". ATP.
  2. ^ a b c d e Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 386–404. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ a b c "1970 French Open" (PDF). WTA.
  4. ^ "Roland Garros - 1970 Men's Doubles". ATP.
  5. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1971). World of Tennis. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 78. ISBN 978-0362000917.

External linksEdit

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