1971 South African Open (tennis)

The 1971 South African Open was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the Ellis Park Tennis Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was the 68th edition of the tournament and was held from 5 April through 17 April 1971. Ken Rosewall and Margaret Court won the singles titles.[3][4]

1971 South African Open
Date5–17 April
Edition68th
CategoryIndependent tour
Draw32S
SurfaceHard / outdoor
LocationJohannesburg, South Africa
VenueEllis Park Tennis Stadium
Champions
Men's singles
Australia Ken Rosewall[1]
Women's singles
Australia Margaret Court[2]
Men's doubles
Australia Ken Rosewall / Australia Fred Stolle
Women's doubles
Australia Margaret Court / Australia Evonne Goolagong
Mixed doubles
Australia Fred Stolle / Australia Margaret Court
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FinalsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Ken Rosewall defeated   Fred Stolle 6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 6–4 [1]

Women's singlesEdit

  Margaret Court defeated   Evonne Goolagong 6–3, 6–1

Men's doublesEdit

  Ken Rosewall /   Fred Stolle defeated   Bob Hewitt /   Frew McMillan 5–7, 6–2, 6–1, 6–2

Women's doublesEdit

  Margaret Court /   Evonne Goolagong defeated   Brenda Kirk /   Laura Rossouw 6–3, 6–2

Mixed's doublesEdit

  Margaret Court /   Fred Stolle defeated   Ray Ruffels /   Pat Walkden 6–3, 7–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rosewall Downs Stolle in 3 Sets". The New York Times. 16 April 1971.
  2. ^ "Mrs Court sweeps to S. African title". The Canberra Times. 19 April 1971. p. 14 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1972). World of Tennis '72. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 122–125. ISBN 9780362001037. OCLC 86035663.
  4. ^ "SA Singles Net Crown To Rosewall". Schenectady Gazette. 17 April 1971 – via Google News Archive.