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With a Grand Slam of titles tucked snugly in her racquet bag, Margaret Court returned to Sydney in 1971 bidding for her fifth-consecutive Grand Slam trophy and her ninth Australian Open. Conditions at the tournament were made significantly less gruelling with the introduction of tiebreaks in all but deciding sets. Not that it affected Court, whose rigorous off-court fitness routine with Stan Nicholes was way ahead of its time. Court tested the breaker system just once in the five matches she played, the final against Evonne Goolagong which she won 2-6 7-6 (0) 7-5. In the men’s draw local entries heavily outweighed the international contingent, with six of the 16 seeds Australian. All reached the third round or better, Ken Rosewall defeating defending champion Arthur Ashe 6-1 7-5 6-3 in the final having taken out two foreigners – Egyptian Ismail El Shafei and Dutchman Tom Okker – in earlier rounds. Another overseas player of interest was Torben Ulrich of Denmark whose first round defeat wasn’t his most significant claim to fame. Torbin raised his son, Lars, to play tennis and the talented youngster moved to California aged 16 to pursue the sport, instead answering a newspaper advertisement for musicians and forming the heavy metal band Metallica, in which he plays drums to this day.

Men's SinglesWomen's SinglesMen's DoublesWomen's Doubles

1st Round2nd RoundQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals

1st Round

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Margaret Court (AUS) [1]
Bye

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Helen Gourlay (AUS) [8]
6
3
6

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Patricia Hogan (USA) [5]
6
6

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
6
6

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5

Walkover
Women's Singles
Pts
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2
3
4
5

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
7
3
5
6
6
7

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
6
6

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
1
0
Winnie Shaw (GBR) [7]
6
6

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Kerry Harris (AUS) [6]
3
6

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
2
2
6
6

Retired
Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
6
5
0
0

Women's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Bye

Post-Tournament
Thursday, 23 October 2014
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