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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 Round, top half1st Round, bottom half2nd Round3rd RoundQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals

1st Round

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Rod Laver (AUS) [1]
Bye

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

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Bob Maud (RSA)
6
4
6
4
6
3
6
2
6
7

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Bye
Mark Cox (GBR) [16]

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Roger Taylor (GBR) [9]
Bye

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
2
4
4
Phil Dent (AUS)
6
6
6

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Bob Lutz (USA)
6
6
7
3
4
5

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Bye
Andres Gimeno (ESP) [8]

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Arthur Ashe (USA) [5]
Bye

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

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
6
6
6
Roy Barth (USA)
3
1
1

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Bye
Fred Stolle (AUS) [12]

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Cliff Drysdale (RSA) [13]
Bye

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

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
4
4
6
Ray Moore (RSA)
6
6
7

Men's Singles
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Bye
Tony Roche (AUS) [4]

Post-Tournament
Saturday, 1 November 2014
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