1977 Australian Open (January)

The 1977 Australian Open (January) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club 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 1977
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] defeated   Tim Wilkison, 6–4, 7–6[4]

Girls' singlesEdit

  Pamela Baily[5] defeated   Amanda Tobin, 6–2, 6–3[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. ^ a b Australian Open junior championships, ITF (juniors)
  5. ^ "Honour Roll - Girls' Singles". AustralianOpen.com0. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010.
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