1977 Australian Open (January)

The 1977 Australian Open (January) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.[2] The tournament was held from 3 to 9 January 1977.[2] Due to a scheduling change two Australian Opens took place in 1977 with the second taking place in December.

1977 Australian Open (January)
Date3 – 9 January
Edition65th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceGrass
LocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
VenueKooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Roscoe Tanner[1]
Women's Singles
Australia Kerry Melville Reid
Men's Doubles
United States Arthur Ashe / Australia Tony Roche
Women's Doubles
Australia Dianne Fromholtz / Australia Helen Gourlay
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SeniorsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Roscoe Tanner defeated   Guillermo Vilas, 6–3, 6–3, 6–3

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

Women's singlesEdit

  Kerry Melville Reid defeated   Dianne Fromholtz, 7–5, 6–2

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

Men's doublesEdit

  Arthur Ashe /   Tony Roche defeated   Charlie Pasarell /   Erik van Dillen, 6–4, 6–4

Women's doublesEdit

  Dianne Fromholtz /   Helen Gourlay defeated   Kerry Melville Reid /   Betsy Nagelsen, 5–7, 6–1, 7–5

Mixed doublesEdit

Competition not held between 1970 and 1986.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' singlesEdit

  Brad Drewett[3]

Girls' singlesEdit

  Pamela Baily[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Australian Open men's champions". Reuters. 31 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Australian Open 1977 - Overview". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Honour Roll - Boys' Singles". AustralianOpen.com. Archived from the original on 2 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Honour Roll - Girls' Singles". AustralianOpen.com0. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010.
Preceded by
1976 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1977 French Open