1978 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

Martina Navratilova defeated her rival Chris Evert in the final, 2–6, 6–4, 7–5 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1978 Wimbledon Championships.[1] Virginia Wade was the defending champion, but lost in the semifinals to Chris Evert. This was Navratilova's first of 18 Grand Slam singles titles and a record nine Wimbledon singles titles. This was the first time Wimbledon seeded 16 players for the ladies' championship, increasing the number from 12 in 1977. There have been at least 16 seeds in every championship since.

Women's Singles
1978 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionUnited States Martina Navratilova
Runner-upUnited States Chris Evert
Final score2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Details
Draw96 (8Q / 6WC)
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1977 · Wimbledon Championships · 1979 →

SeedsEdit

01.     Chris Evert (Final)
02.     Martina Navratilova (Champion)
03.     Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Semifinals)
04.     Virginia Wade (Semifinals)
05.     Billie Jean King (Quarterfinals)
06.     Betty Stöve (Fourth round)
07.     Wendy Turnbull (Fourth round)
08.     Dianne Fromholtz (Fourth round)
09.     Tracy Austin (Fourth round)
10.     Kerry Reid (Fourth round)
11.     Marise Kruger (Quarterfinals)
12.     Mima Jaušovec (Quarterfinals)
13.     Virginia Ruzici (Quarterfinals)
14.     Sue Barker (Fourth round)
15.     Regina Maršíková (Fourth round)
16.     Marita Redondo (Third round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

As originally published Rosie Casals was seeded 14th and Sue Barker was seeded 16th. The withdrawal of Casals before the draw was made allowed for a redrafting of the seeding list.[2]

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Chris Evert 6 3 6
5   Billie Jean King 3 6 2
1   Chris Evert 8 6
4   Virginia Wade 6 2
4   Virginia Wade 6 6
12   Mima Jaušovec 0 4
1   Chris Evert 6 4 5
2   Martina Navratilova 2 6 7
13   Virginia Ruzici 5 3
3   Evonne Goolagong Cawley 7 6
3   Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6 4 4
2   Martina Navratilova 2 6 6
11   Marise Kruger 2 4
2   Martina Navratilova 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   C Evert 6 6
  F Thibault 4 2   H Anliot 1 0
  H Anliot 6 6 1   C Evert 6 4 6
  L duPont 1 6 0
  L duPont 6 6
  S McInerney 7 4 Q   J Chaloner 2 0
Q   J Chaloner 9 6 1   C Evert 6 6
  G Coles 3 4 10   K Reid 3 4
  H Sparre-Viragh 6 6   H Sparre-Viragh 4 6 6
  I Riedel 6 2 1
  H Sparre-Viragh 0 4
10   K Reid 6 6
  M Simionescu 1 0
  L Antonoplis 2 4 10   K Reid 6 6
10   K Reid 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   S Barker 6 6
  A Kiyomura 4 1 14   S Barker 6 6
  T Harford 1 3
14   S Barker 2 8 7
  P Shriver 6 6 5
  R Harris 0 0
  M Wikstedt 3 3   P Shriver 6 6
  P Shriver 6 6 14   S Barker 2 2
WC   L Mottram 1 4 5   BJ King 6 6
  R Tomanová 6 6   R Tomanová 5 6 6
  D Evers 7 3 2
  R Tomanová 6 3 3
5   BJ King 4 6 6
Q   M Pinterova 3 2
Q   M Gurdal 0 2 5   BJ King 6 6
5   BJ King 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   V Wade 6 6
  E Ekblom 1 2 4   V Wade 6 6
WC   L Bowrey 1 4
4   V Wade 6 4 7
  Y Vermaak 6 6   Y Vermaak 4 6 5
  D Ganz 1 4   Y Vermaak 6 4 6
  B Potter 0 6 2
4   V Wade 7 6
  R Gerulaitis 6 6   R Gerulaitis 5 4
  S Tolleson 4 2   R Gerulaitis 6 6
LL   H Ludloff 0 0
  R Gerulaitis 6 6
16   M Redondo 0 2
  S Walsh 2 2
WC   J Fayter 1 5 16   M Redondo 6 6
16   M Redondo 6 7

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   M Jaušovec 6 6
  F Mihai 3 1 12   M Jaušovec 9 7 6
  J Russell 8 9 4
12   M Jaušovec 2 6 6
  M Tyler 6 2 3
  M Tyler 6 6
Q   W Barlow 1 3   H Cawley 3 4
  H Cawley 6 6 12   M Jaušovec 8 4 6
7   W Turnbull 6 6 3
  C Meyer 9 6
  C Reynolds 1 5   H Strachoňová 8 1
  H Strachoňová 6 7   C Meyer 2 6
Q   P Peled 2 4 7   W Turnbull 6 8
  S Mappin 6 6   S Mappin 9 3 4
7   W Turnbull 8 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   B Stöve 6 6
WC   A Hobbs 1 2   S Margolin 1 3
  S Margolin 6 6 6   B Stöve 6 6
  F Bonicelli 1 0   F Dürr 3 2
  F Dürr 6 6   F Dürr 6 6
  L Charles 2 2
6   B Stöve 7 4 3
13   V Ruzici 5 6 6
Q   M Blackwood 5 2
  K Harter 8 0   B Cuypers 7 6
  B Cuypers 9 6   B Cuypers 6 4
13   V Ruzici 8 6
  R Giscafré 3 5
WC   W Wooldridge 1 2 13   V Ruzici 6 7
13   V Ruzici 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   R Maršíková 6 7
  V Ziegenfuss 0 5 15   R Maršíková 9 4 6
  L Hunt 8 6 3
15   R Maršíková 4 6 13
  K May 6 8   K May 6 2 11
  P Teeguarden 1 6   K May 6 6
  C Stoll 2 3
15   R Maršíková 2 1
3   E Goolagong Cawley 6 6
  S Hanika 3 8
  J Newberry 7 6   J Newberry 6 9
  J Stratton 5 4   J Newberry 4 3
  L Forood 6 6 3   E Goolagong Cawley 6 6
  B Simon 0 1   L Forood 0 2
3   E Goolagong Cawley 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   D Fromholtz 8 6
  K Ebbinghaus 6 3 8   D Fromholtz 6 6
  M Guerrant 3 2
8   D Fromholtz 3 6 7
  T Holladay 6 2 5
  A-M Bruning 6 5 4
  T Holladay 6 7   T Holladay 3 7 6
  K Latham 4 5 8   D Fromholtz 6 4 3
11   M Kruger 4 6 6
  C Doerner 3 1
Q   I Kloss 6 6 Q   I Kloss 6 6
  C O'Neil 1 1 Q   I Kloss 4 4
WC   J Durie 1 7 11   M Kruger 6 6
Q   P Smith 6 9 Q   P Smith 4 4
11   M Kruger 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   T Austin 6 6 6
  D Desfor 1 8 4 9   T Austin 6 6
  E Nagelsen 2 1
9   T Austin 6 6
  J DuVall 5 7 6   B Hallquist 3 3
  S Collins 7 5 1   J DuVall 6 5 3
  B Hallquist 2 7 6
9   T Austin 2 3
  B Jordan 6 9 2   M Navratilova 6 6
  M Louie 2 8   B Jordan 6 6
  V González 2 0
  B Jordan 6 1 4
2   M Navratilova 3 6 6
  P Whytcross 5 1
  J Anthony 1 3 2   M Navratilova 7 6
2   M Navratilova 6 6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8

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