1977 Australian Open (January) – Women's Singles

Second-seeded Kerry Reid defeated Dianne Fromholtz, 7–5 6–2, in the final to win the January edition Women's Singles tennis title at the 1977 Australian Open. The first of the two Australian Opens held in 1977 started on 3 January and ended on 9 January. For the second Australian Open held in December 1977, see: 1977 Australian Open (December).

Women's Singles
1977 Australian Open (January)
ChampionAustralia Kerry Reid
Runner-upAustralia Dianne Fromholtz
Final score7–5, 6–2
Details
Draw32 (4Q)
Seeds4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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Evonne Goolagong was the defending champion, but did not compete in January 1977.

SeedsEdit

The seeded players are listed below. Kerry Reid is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1.   Dianne Fromholtz (Final)
  2.   Kerry Reid (Champion)
  3.   Helen Gourlay (Semifinalist)
  4.   Betsy Nagelsen (First Round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Dianne Fromholtz 6 4 6
    Jan Wilton 3 6 1
1   Dianne Fromholtz 7 6  
    Karen Krantzcke 6 4  
  Karen Krantzcke 6 4 6
    Naoko Sato 3 6 0
1   Dianne Fromholtz 5 2  
2   Kerry Reid 7 6  
Q   Mary Sawyer 1 4  
3   Helen Gourlay 6 6  
3   Helen Gourlay 2 6 3
2   Kerry Reid 6 1 6
    Katja Ebbinghaus 0 4  
2   Kerry Reid 6 6  

Top halfEdit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1   D Fromholtz 6 3  
    P Bostrom 0 0 r. 1   D Fromholtz 6 6  
    J O'Neil 6 4 6     J O'Neil 1 2  
    C Matison 4 6 4 1   D Fromholtz 6 4 6
    M Gurdal 6 4 1     J Wilton 3 6 1
    D Marzano 3 6 6     D Marzano 2 3  
    J Dalton 3 6 1     J Wilton 6 6  
    J Wilton 6 4 6 1   D Fromholtz 7 6  
4   B Nagelsen 6 5 3     K Krantzcke 6 4  
    N Gregory 2 7 6     N Gregory 4 1  
    K Krantzcke 6 6       K Krantzcke 6 6  
    J Connor 3 2       K Krantzcke 6 4 6
    K Harter 7 4 4     N Sato 3 6 0
    P Whytcross 5 6 6     P Whytcross 5 3  
    K Ruddell 4 4       N Sato 7 6  
    N Sato 6 6  

Bottom halfEdit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
Q   M Sawyer 6 7  
    J Dimond 3 4   Q   M Sawyer 6 4 6
    B Bruning 7 6 6     B Bruning 3 6 3
    W Paish 6 7 2 Q   M Sawyer 1 4  
Q   C Zeeman 1 2   3   H Gourley 6 6  
    R Maršíková 6 6       R Maršíková 3 3  
Q   P Baily 6 1 1 3   H Gourley 6 6  
3   H Gourley 3 6 6 3   H Gourley 2 6 3
    R Fox 6 6   2   K Reid 6 1 6
Q   A Tobin 2 2       R Fox 2 7 1
    K Ebbinghaus 6 6       K Ebbinghaus 6 6 6
    H Eisterlehner 1 2       K Ebbinghaus 0 4  
    C O'Neil 7 4 3 2   K Reid 6 6  
    J Young 6 6 6     J Young 1 2  
    L Bowrey 3 2   2   K Reid 6 6  
2   K Reid 6 6  

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1976 US Open – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1977 French Open – Women's Singles