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The 1972 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 22 May until 4 June. It was the 76th staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1972. Andrés Gimeno and Billie Jean King won the singles titles.[3]

1972 French Open
Date22 May – 4 June
Edition76th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
Draw256S / 64D / 32X
SurfaceClay / Outdoor
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Andrés Gimeno [1]
Women's Singles
United States Billie Jean King
Men's Doubles
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan [2]
Women's Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / Netherlands Betty Stöve
Mixed Doubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong / Australia Kim Warwick
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Contents

FinalsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Andrés Gimeno defeated   Patrick Proisy, 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–1

• It was Gimeno's 1st and only career Grand Slam singles title.

Women's singlesEdit

  Billie Jean King defeated   Evonne Goolagong, 6–3, 6–3

• It was King's seventh career Grand Slam singles title, her third in the Open Era and her first and only title at the French Open.

Men's doublesEdit

  Bob Hewitt /   Frew McMillan defeated   Patricio Cornejo /   Jaime Fillol, 6–3, 8–6, 3–6, 6–1

• It was Hewitt's 6th career Grand Slam doubles title, his 1st in the Open Era and his 1st and only title at the French Open.
• It was McMillan's 3rd career Grand Slam doubles title, his 1st in the Open Era and his 1st and only title at the French Open.

Women's doublesEdit

  Billie Jean King /   Betty Stöve defeated   Winnie Shaw /   Nell Truman, 6–1, 6–2

• It was King's 10th career Grand Slam doubles title, her 4th in the Open Era and her 1st and only title at the French Open.
• It was Stöve's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st title at the French Open.

Mixed doublesEdit

  Evonne Goolagong /   Kim Warwick defeated   Françoise Dürr /   Jean-Claude Barclay, 6–2, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ATP – 1972 Roland Garros Men's Singles Draw". ATP.
  2. ^ "ATP – 1972 Roland Garros Men's Doubles Draw". ATP.
  3. ^ "FFT – ROLAND-GARROS 1972 (Grand Slam) - Men singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis.

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