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Three-time defending champion Chris Evert successfully defended her title, defeating Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1978 US Open.[1] This would be Chris Evert's 4th consecutive US Open title, an Open Era record.

Women's Singles
1978 US Open
ChampionUnited States Chris Evert
Runner-upUnited States Pam Shriver
Final score7–5, 6–4
Details
Draw96
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
← 1977 · US Open · 1979 →

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Martina Navratilova (Semifinalist)
  2.   Chris Evert (Champion)
  3.   Virginia Wade (Third round)
  4.   Wendy Turnbull (Semifinalist)
  5.   Tracy Austin (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Dianne Fromholtz (Third round)
  7.   Betty Stöve (Fourth round)
  8.   Kerry Reid (Fourth round)
  9.   Marise Kruger (First round)
  10.   Mima Jaušovec (Second round)
  11.   Virginia Ruzici (Quarterfinalist)
  12.   Regina Maršíková (Fourth round)
  13.   Marita Redondo (Fourth round)
  14.   JoAnne Russell (Second round)
  15.   Kathy May (Quarterfinalist)
  16.   Pam Shriver (Finalist)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Martina Navratilova 6 6
11   Virginia Ruzici 3 2
1   Martina Navratilova 6 6
16   Pam Shriver 7 7
  Lesley Hunt 2 0
16   Pam Shriver 6 6
16   Pam Shriver 5 4
2   Chris Evert 7 6
15   Kathy May 6 6 3
4   Wendy Turnbull 3 7 6
4   Wendy Turnbull 3 0
2   Chris Evert 6 6
5   Tracy Austin 5 1
2   Chris Evert 7 6

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Navratilova 6 6
  Lovera 6 5 6   Lovera 1 1
  Harford 3 7 2 1   Navratilova 6 6
  Pinterova 1 2
  Pinterova 6 7
  Strachoňová 6 7   Strachoňová 2 6
  Wikstedt 4 5 1   Navratilova 6 6
  duPont 6 6   Kiyomura 4 2
  Tyler 4 3   duPont 2 1
  Kiyomura 6 6
  Kiyomura 6 2 6
  Tomanová 6 6   Tomanová 3 6 3
  Medrado 4 3   Tomanová 6 4
10   Jaušovec 2 2 r.

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   Ruzici 6 6
  Whytcross 1 0 11   Ruzici 6 5 6
  Thibault 4 7 2
11   Ruzici 6 6
Q   Yonezawa 6 7   Louie 2 3
  Fayter 3 5 Q   Yonezawa 7 6 1
  Louie 5 7 6
11   Ruzici 4 7 6
  DuVall 6 6   Margolin 6 6 4
  Simionescu 4 3   DuVall 3 4
  Margolin 6 6
  Margolin 6 7
6   Fromholtz 2 5
  Desfor 1 3
6   Fromholtz 6 6 6   Fromholtz 6 6
  Harter 1 4

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   Wade 6 6
  Cuypers 6 3 6   Cuypers 0 1
  Sparre-Viragh 1 6 3 3   Wade 3 6 3
  Forood 6 2 6
  Forood 7 6 7
  Meyer 7 6   Meyer 5 7 6
  Kemmer Shaw 6 1   Forood 3 6 3
  Hunt 6 3 6
  Vermaak 3 6 4
  Hunt 6 4 6   Hunt 6 2 6
  Richey 3 6 4   Hunt 5 6 6
  Mandlíková 7 2 4
  Mandlíková 6 3 6
14   Russell 6 6 14   Russell 2 6 2
  Blackwood 1 4

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   Shriver 6 6
  Reynolds 1 1 16   Shriver 6 7
  Walsh 3 6
16   Shriver 6 7
  Evert J 4 6 6   Evert J 2 5
  Moulton 6 0 1   Evert J 6 6
  Giscafré 1 4
16   Shriver 6 6
8   Reid 2 4
  Overton 6 4 3
  Tobin 6 6   Tobin 0 6 6
Q   Hutnick 3 1   Tobin 0 1
8   Reid 6 6
Q   White 2 2
8   Reid 6 6 8   Reid 6 6
  Anthony 0 1

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   Stöve 6 6
  Holladay 3 2 7   Stöve 6 6
  González 1 0
7   Stöve 7 6
  Hobbs 6 2
  Hobbs 7 6
  Gerulaitis 3 6 6   Gerulaitis 6 2
  McInerney 6 4 1 7   Stöve 4 6
  Tolleson 6 6 15   May 6 7
  Latham 3 3   Tolleson 6 6
  Potter 2 4
  Tolleson 1 1
15   May 6 6
  Doerner 4 2
15   May 6 6 15   May 6 6
  Gurdal 4 0

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   Redondo 7 6
  Bruning 6 1 13   Redondo 7 7
  Casabianca 5 5
13   Redondo 2 7 6
  Kloss 6 6 6   Kloss 6 6 1
  Richards 2 7 4   Kloss 3 6 6
  Ziegenfuss 6 3 4
13   Redondo 2 7 2
  Collins 7 6 4   Turnbull 6 6 6
  Smith 5 4   Collins 6 6
  Hepner 1 1
  Collins 5 6 4
4   Turnbull 7 1 6
  Hallquist 2 3
4   Turnbull 6 7 4   Turnbull 6 6
  Ebbinghaus 2 5

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Austin 6 6
  Bostrom 0 1 5   Austin 6 6
  O'Neil 3 0
5   Austin 6 6
Q   Fernandez 1 2
Q   Fernandez 6 6
Q   Madruga 7 6 Q   Madruga 2 2
  Ekblom 6 1 5   Austin 6 6
  Smith 6 7   Smith 4 3
  Jordan 1 6   Smith 6 7
  Gilbert 1 6
  Smith 6 6
Q   Bunge 3 1
  Kuykendall 3 3
Q   Bunge 7 7 Q   Bunge 6 6
9   Kruger 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   Maršíková 7 6
  Teeguarden 5 3 12   Maršíková 6 6
Q   Vessies 2 1
12   Maršíková 6 6
Q   Jordan 3 6 6   Liess 4 1
  Nagelsen 6 3 4 Q   Jordan 4 4
  Liess 6 6
12   Maršíková 4 1
  Stoll 6 6 2   Evert C 6 6
  Coles 0 1   Stoll 5 7 6
  Anliot 7 5 2
  Stoll 1 5
  Ganz 7 1 6 2   Evert C 6 7
  Hanika 5 6 4   Ganz 0 4
2   Evert C 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Harvey Araton (August 23, 2018). "The stories that would have been: the 1978 U.S. Open". The New York Times.

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