1973 French Open

The 1973 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 21 May until 3 June. It was the 77th staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1973.[4][5] Ilie Năstase and Margaret Court won the singles titles.

1973 French Open
Date21 May – 3 June
Edition77th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Romania Ilie Năstase [1]
Women's Singles
Australia Margaret Court [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia John Newcombe / Netherlands Tom Okker [3]
Women's Doubles
Australia Margaret Court / United Kingdom Virginia Wade [2]
Mixed Doubles
France Françoise Dürr / France Jean-Claude Barclay [2]
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FinalsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Ilie Năstase[a] defeated   Nikola Pilić, 6–3, 6–3, 6–0 [1]

• It was Năstase's 2nd and last career Grand Slam singles title and his 1st and only title at the French Open.

Women's singlesEdit

  Margaret Court defeated   Chris Evert,[b] 6–7, 7–6, 6–4 [2]

• It was Court's 23rd career Grand Slam singles title, her 10th in the Open Era and her 5th and last title at the French Open.

Men's doublesEdit

  John Newcombe /   Tom Okker defeated   Jimmy Connors /   Ilie Năstase, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4 [3]

• It was Newcombe's 14th career Grand Slam doubles title and his 3rd and last title at the French Open.
• It was Okker's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title and his 1st and only title at the French Open.

Women's doublesEdit

  Margaret Court /   Virginia Wade defeated   Françoise Dürr /   Betty Stöve, 6–2, 6–3 [2]

• It was Court's 17th career Grand Slam doubles title, her 8th during the Open Era and her 4th and last title at the French Open.
• It was Wade's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st and only title at the French Open.

Mixed doublesEdit

  Françoise Dürr /   Jean-Claude Barclay defeated   Betty Stöve /   Patrice Dominguez, 6–1, 6–4 [2]

• It was Dürr's 3rd career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and her 3rd and last title at the French Open.
• It was Barclay's 3rd and last career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and his 3rd title at the French Open.

Prize moneyEdit

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [6] Men FF70,000 FF40,000 FF20,000 FF10,000 FF5,500 FF3,500 FF1,500 FF650
Women FF25,000 FF14,000 FF7,500 FF3,500 - FF2,000 FF1,200 FF650

Total prize money for the event was FF600,100.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Năstase did not lose a set during the entire tournament.
  2. ^ This was Evert's first Grand Slam singles final.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ATP – 1973 Roland Garros Men's Singles Draw". ATP.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "WTA Tournament Archive – 1973 Roland Garros" (PDF). WTA.
  3. ^ a b "ATP – 1973 Roland Garros Men's Doubles Draw". ATP.
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 389, 396, 400, 402–3. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  5. ^ Gilles Delamarre (1991). Roland Garros : Le Livre du Tournoi du Centenaire. Paris: Fédération Française de Tennis. pp. 240–245. ISBN 2906450510.
  6. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1975). World of Tennis '74. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0362001679.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1973 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1973 Wimbledon Championships