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The 1972 Queen's Club Championships, also known by its sponsored name Rothmans London Grass Court Championships, was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament played on grass courts at the Queen's Club in London in the United Kingdom that was part of the 1972 Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix and the 1972 Virginia Slims Circuit. The tournament was held from 19 June through 24 June 1972.[3] In the semifinal of the men's singles event 44-year old Pancho Gonzales was leading by a set against John Paish when he was disqualified by the tournament referee after an argument over the replacement of a linesman.[4][5] Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert won the singles titles.[3]

1972 Queen's Club Championships
Date19 – 24 June
SurfaceGrass / Outdoor
LocationLondon, UK
VenueQueen's Club
Men's Singles
United States Jimmy Connors [1]
Women's Singles
United States Chris Evert
Men's Doubles
United States Jim McManus / United States Jim Osborne [2]
Women's Doubles
United States Rosie Casals / United States Billie Jean King
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Men's SinglesEdit

  Jimmy Connors defeated   John Paish 6–2, 6–3

  • It was Connors' 1st title of the year and the 1st of his career.

Women's SinglesEdit

  Chris Evert defeated   Karen Krantzcke 6–4, 6–0

  • It was Evert's 3rd title of the year and the 7th of her career.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Jim McManus /   Jim Osborne defeated   Jürgen Fassbender /   Karl Meiler 4–6, 6–3, 7–5

  • It was McManus' 2nd title of the year and the 4th of his career. It was Osborne's 2nd title of the year and the 5th of his career.

Women's DoublesEdit

  Rosie Casals /   Billie Jean King defeated   Brenda Kirk /   Pat Walkden 5–7, 6–0, 6–2

  • It was Casals' 4th title of the year and the 14th of her career. It was King's 3rd title of the year and the 37th of her career.


  1. ^ "1972 London – Men's Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "1972 London – Men's Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1973). World of Tennis '73 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 284. ISBN 9780671216238.
  4. ^ "Gonzalez Is Disqualified In Court By Woman Referee". Herald-Journal. AP. June 23, 1972. p. A6.
  5. ^ "Bea Seal". The Telegraph. 1 February 2011.

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