1979 Australian Open

The 1979 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia and was held from 24 December 1979 through 2 January 1980. It was the 68th edition of the Australian Open and the fourth Grand Slam tournament of the year. The singles titles were won by Argentinian Guillermo Vilas and American Barbara Jordan.

1979 Australian Open
Date24 December 1979 - 2 January 1980
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueKooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Men's Singles
Argentina Guillermo Vilas [1]
Women's Singles
United States Barbara Jordan [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia Peter McNamara / Australia Paul McNamee [3]
Women's Doubles
New Zealand Judy Chaloner / Australia Diane Evers [4]
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Men's singlesEdit

  Guillermo Vilas defeated   John Sadri, 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–2 [1]

• It was Vilas' 4th and last career Grand Slam singles title and his 2nd title at the Australian Open.

Women's singlesEdit

  Barbara Jordan defeated   Sharon Walsh, 6–3, 6–3 [2]

• It was Jordan's 1st and only career Grand Slam singles title.

Men's doublesEdit

  Peter McNamara /   Paul McNamee defeated   Paul Kronk /   Cliff Letcher, 7–6, 6–2 [3]

• It was McNamara's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.
• It was McNamee's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's doublesEdit

  Judy Connor Chaloner /   Diane Evers defeated   Leanne Harrison /   Marcella Mesker, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0 [4]

• It was Connor's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.
• It was Evers's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.

Mixed doublesEdit

This event was not held from 1970 until 1985.


  1. ^ a b "1979 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia.
  2. ^ a b "1979 Women's Singles". Tennis Australia.
  3. ^ a b "1979 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia.
  4. ^ a b "1979 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia. Archived from the original on 2013-01-17.

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Preceded by
1979 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1980 French Open