1978 French Open – Women's Singles

Second-seeded Virginia Ruzici defeated Mima Jaušovec 6–2, 6–2 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1978 French Open.[1]

Women's Singles
1978 French Open
ChampionRomania Virginia Ruzici
Runner-upSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
Final score6–2, 6–2
Details
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Mima Jaušovec (Finalist)
  2.   Virginia Ruzici (Champion)
  3.   Regina Maršíková (Semifinalist)
  4.   Nancy Richey (Second round)
  5.   Kathy May (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Janet Newberry (First round)
  7.   Katja Ebbinghaus (Second round)
  8.   Laura duPont (First round)
  9.   Renáta Tomanová (Second round)
  10.   Florența Mihai (First round)
  11.   Jeanne Evert (Second round)
  12.   Michelle Tyler (Second round)
  13.   Fiorella Bonicelli (Quarterfinalist)
  14.   Mariana Simionescu (Third round)
  15.   Mareen Louie (Second round)
  16.   Caroline Stoll (First round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Mima Jaušovec 6 6
5   Kathy May 4 2
1   Mima Jaušovec 6 6
3   Regina Maršíková 3 4
3   Regina Maršíková 6 6
Q   Helga Masthoff 3 3
1   Mima Jaušovec 2 2
2   Virginia Ruzici 6 6
Q   Mirka Bendlová 3 3
    Brigitte Simon 6 6
    Brigitte Simon 3 0
2   Virginia Ruzici 6 6
13   Fiorella Bonicelli 7 4 6
2   Virginia Ruzici 6 6 8

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   Jaušovec 6 6
  Walsh 1 3 1   Jaušovec 6 6
  Nagelsen 6 7   Nagelsen 4 2
  Hanika 4 5 1   Jaušovec 6 6
Q   Bowrey 7 6 Q   Bowrey 1 3
  Coles 5 4 Q   Bowrey 7 6
12   Tyler 6 6 12   Tyler 5 4
  Gerulaitis 2 2 1   Jaušovec 6 6
9   Tomanová 6 7 5   May 4 2
Q   Gregory 1 5 9   Tomanová 3 7 4
  Strachoňová 7 6   Strachoňová 6 6 6
  Giscafré 6 1   Strachoňová 1 0
  Sparre-Viragh 6 6 5   May 6 6
  Wikstedt 3 4   Sparre-Viragh 6 2 6
5   May 6 6 5   May 4 6 8
  Ganz 1 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3   Maršíková 7 6
  Whytcross 5 1 3   Maršíková 6 6
  Desfor 6 6 6   Desfor 0 4
  Anliot 7 3 3 3   Maršíková 6 6
Q   Budařová 6 6 14   Simionescu 1 4
  Fayter 1 3 Q   Budařová 7 5 3
14   Simionescu 6 6 14   Simionescu 6 7 6
  Evers 4 2 3   Maršíková 6 6
15   Louie 6 6 Q   Masthoff 3 3
  Harris 2 3 15   Louie 6 4 2
Q   Masthoff 4 6 6 Q   Masthoff 3 6 6
Q   Madruga 6 0 4 Q   Masthoff 7 6
  Hunt 6 6   Hunt 6 4
  Ornstein 2 3   Hunt 6 5 6
7   Ebbinghaus 6 2 6 7   Ebbinghaus 4 7 0
  O'Neil 2 6 2

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Q   Bendlová 6 2 6
8   Du Pont 4 6 3 Q   Bendlová 1 6 6
  Rual 6 6   Rual 6 2 3
  Klein 1 2 Q   Bendlová 6 6
  Medrado 6 2 6   Medrado 3 4
  Riedel 4 6 3   Medrado 6 6
11   Evert 6 6 6 11   Evert 1 2
  Simmonds 7 3 2 Q   Bendlová 3 3
  Simon 7 6   Simon 6 6
10   Mihai 5 2   Simon 6 6
Q   Tobin 6 6 Q   Tobin 1 1
  Stratton 1 2   Simon 6 6
  González 6 6   González 4 3
  Bohm 4 3   González 6 4 6
4   Richey 6 6 4   Richey 4 6 3
  Bostrom 2 2

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Teeguarden 7 2 7
6   Newberry 5 6 5   Teeguarden 6 6
  Eisterlehner 4 6 6   Eisterlehner 1 4
  Smith 6 3 2   Teeguarden 3 7 4
Q   Mandlíková 6 6 13   Bonicelli 6 6 6
  Pinterova 2 1 Q   Mandlíková 2 5
13   Bonicelli 6 6 13   Bonicelli 6 7
  Fuchs 4 1 13   Bonicelli 6 6 6
  Thibault 6 6 2   Ruzici 7 4 8
16   Stoll 3 4   Thibault 7 6
  Latham 4 6 6   Latham 5 3
  Lovera 6 4 4   Thibault 3 2
  Ekblom 6 7 2   Ruzici 6 6
  Doerner 2 5   Ekblom 1 3
2   Ruzici 6 6 2   Ruzici 6 6
  Blackwood 4 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 396. ISBN 978-0942257700.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1977 Australian Open (December) – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1978 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles