The 1978 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 29 May until 11 June. It was the 82nd staging of the French Open, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1978.[4][5]

1978 French Open
Date29 May – 11 June 1978
Category48th Grand Slam (ITF)
Prize money$337,000
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Men's singles
Sweden Björn Borg[1]
Women's singles
Romania Virginia Ruzici[2]
Men's doubles
United States Gene Mayer / United States Hank Pfister[3]
Women's doubles
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec / Romania Virginia Ruzici[2]
Mixed doubles
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová / Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil[2]
← 1977 · French Open · 1979 →

Finals edit

Men's singles edit

  Björn Borg defeated   Guillermo Vilas, 6–1, 6–1, 6–3 [1]

  • It was Borg's 5th career Grand Slam title, and his 3rd French Open title.

Women's singles edit

  Virginia Ruzici defeated   Mima Jaušovec, 6–2, 6–2 [2]

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

Men's doubles edit

  Gene Mayer /   Hank Pfister defeated   José Higueras /   Manuel Orantes, 6–3, 6–2, 6–2 [3]

Women's doubles edit

  Mima Jaušovec /   Virginia Ruzici defeated   Lesley Turner Bowrey /   Gail Sherriff Lovera, 5–7, 6–4, 8–6 [2]

Mixed doubles edit

  Renáta Tomanová /   Pavel Složil defeated   Virginia Ruzici /   Patrice Dominguez, 7–6, retired [2]

Prize money edit

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [6] Men FF200,000 FF105,000 FF52,500 FF26,300 FF15,300 FF8,400 FF5,000 FF2,800
Women FF100,000 FF50,000 FF20,000 FF8,000 - FF4,000 FF2,000 FF1,000

Total prize money for the event was FF2,035,764.

References edit

  1. ^ a b "ATP – 1978 Roland Garros Men's Singles Draw". ATP.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "WTA Tournament Archive – 1978 Roland Garros" (PDF). WTA.
  3. ^ a b "ATP – 1978 Roland Garros Men's Doubles Draw". ATP.
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 390, 396, 400, 402–3. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  5. ^ Gilles Delamarre (1991). Roland Garros : Le Livre du Tournoi du Centenaire. Paris: Fédération Française de Tennis. pp. 240–245. ISBN 2906450510.
  6. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1980). World of Tennis 1979. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0354090681.

External links edit

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