1970 Italian Open (tennis)
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1970 Italian Open Tennis
1970 Italian Open
Date20-27 April
SurfaceClay court / outdoor
LocationRome, Italy
VenueForo Italico
Men's Singles
Romania Ilie N?stase [1]
Women's Singles
United States Billie Jean King
Men's Doubles
Romania Ilie N?stase / Romania Ion ?iriac [2]
Women's Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / United States Rosie Casals
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The 1970 Italian Open was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament that was played on outdoor clay courts at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. The men's tournament was initially part of the Grand Prix circuit but was withdrawn during the tournament when it became known that the organizers had paid management fees to the competing World Championship Tennis (WCT) organization in order for the WCT players to participate.[3] The women's tournament was a non-tour event, i.e. not part of the Virginia Slims Circuit. The tournament was held from 20 April through 27 April 1970. The singles titles were won by Ilie N?stase and Billie Jean King.[4]


Men's singles

Romania Ilie N?stase defeated Czechoslovakia Jan Kode? 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, 8-6

Women's singles

United States Billie Jean King defeated United States Julie Heldman 6-1, 6-3 [a]

Men's doubles

Romania Ilie N?stase / Romania Ion ?iriac defeated Australia William Bowrey / Australia Owen Davidson 0-6, 10-8, 6-3, 6-8, 6-1

Women's doubles

United States Billie Jean King / United States Rosie Casals defeated France Françoise Dürr / United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6-2, 3-6, 9-7


  1. ^ Both players survived matchpoints in their semifinal matches against Virginia Wade and Pat Walkden respectively.[5]


  1. ^ "1970 Rome - Men's Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "1970 Rome - Men's Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1971). World of Tennis '71. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 125-128, 133. ISBN 978-0-362-00091-7.
  4. ^ "Nastase Wins Italian Tennis Title by Defeating Kodes in 4 Sets". The New York Times. 27 April 1970.
  5. ^ "Billie Jean, Julie in Italian Final". The Spokesman-Review. Apr 26, 1970.

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