1977 Australian Open (December)

The 1977 Australian Open (December) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[3] It was the 66th edition of the tournament and was held from 19 to 31 December 1977.[3] Due to a scheduling change two Australian Opens took place in 1977 with the first taking place in January. Vitas Gerulaitis and Evonne Goolagong Cawley won the singles titles.

1977 Australian Open (December)
Date19–31 December
Edition66th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceGrass
LocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
VenueKooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's singles
United States Vitas Gerulaitis[1]
Women's singles
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley[2]
Men's doubles
Australia Ray Ruffels / Australia Allan Stone
Women's doubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Australia Helen Gourlay Cawley
United States Mona Schallau Guerrant / Australia Kerry Melville Reid
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SeniorsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Vitas Gerulaitis defeated   John Lloyd, 6–3, 7–6, 5–7, 3–6, 6–2

  • It was Gerulaitis's 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.

Women's singlesEdit

  Evonne Goolagong Cawley defeated   Helen Gourlay Cawley, 6–3, 6–0

  • It was Goolagong Cawley's 6th career Grand Slam title.

Men's doublesEdit

  Ray Ruffels /   Allan Stone defeated   John Alexander /   Phil Dent, 7–6, 7–6

Women's doublesEdit

  Evonne Goolagong Cawley /   Helen Gourlay Cawley vs.   Mona Schallau Guerrant /   Kerry Melville Reid, shared due to rained out final [4]

Mixed doublesEdit

Competition not held between 1970 and 1986.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' singlesEdit

  Ray Kelly[5]

Girls' singlesEdit

  Amanda Tobin defeated   Leanne Harrison, 6–1, 6–2[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vitas Bounces Back For Australian Title". Rome News-Tribune. 1 January 1978.
  2. ^ "Evonne Captures Fourth". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. 2 January 1978.
  3. ^ a b "Australian Open 1977 - Overview". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  4. ^ Mona Guerrant
  5. ^ "Honour Roll - Boys' Singles". AustralianOpen.com. Archived from the original on 2 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Honour Roll - Girls' Singles". AustralianOpen.com. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010.
  7. ^ Australian Open junior championships, ITF (juniors)
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