1971 Italian Open (tennis)
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1971 Italian Open Tennis
1971 Italian Open
Date3-10 May
CategoryWCT / Non-tour
SurfaceClay court / outdoor
LocationRome, Italy
VenueForo Italico
Men's Singles
Australia Rod Laver [1]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Men's Doubles
Australia John Newcombe / Australia Tony Roche [2]
Women's Doubles
United Kingdom Virginia Wade / West Germany Helga Masthoff
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The 1971 Italian Open was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament that was played by men on outdoor clay courts at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. The men's tournament was part of the World Championship Tennis circuit while the women's tournament was a non-tour event, i.e. not part of the Grand Prix or Virginia Slims circuit. The tournament was held from 3 May through 10 May 1971. The singles titles were won by Rod Laver and Virginia Wade.[3][4]


Men's singles

Australia Rod Laver defeated Czechoslovakia Jan Kode? 7-5, 6-3, 6-3

Women's singles

United Kingdom Virginia Wade defeated West Germany Helga Masthoff 6-4, 6-4

Men's doubles

Australia John Newcombe / Australia Tony Roche defeated Spain Andrés Gimeno / United Kingdom Roger Taylor 6-4, 6-4

Women's doubles

United Kingdom Virginia Wade / West Germany Helga Masthoff defeated Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey / Australia Helen Gourlay 5-7, 6-2, 6-2


  1. ^ "ATP - 1971 Rome Men's Singles draw". ATP.
  2. ^ "ATP - 1971 Rome Men's Doubles draw". ATP.
  3. ^ "Laver captures singles net title". Star-News. May 11, 1971.
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1972). World of Tennis '72. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 130. ISBN 9780362001037. OCLC 86035663.

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