1979 Australian Open – Women's singles

Barbara Jordan defeated Sharon Walsh in the final, 6–3, 6–3 to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1979 Australian Open. It was her first major title and first tour-level title overall.[1]

Women's singles
1979 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Barbara Jordan
Runner-upUnited States Sharon Walsh
Final score6–3, 6–3
Details
Draw32 (4 Q )
Seeds7
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
← 1978 · Australian Open · 1980 →

Chris O'Neil was the reigning champion, but did not compete this year.

This was only the second women's singles final not to feature an Australian player, the first being in 1935. This was also the first all-American final at the tournament.

SeedsEdit

The seeded players are listed below. They are ordered by the round in which they were knocked out.

  1.   Virginia Ruzici (first round)
  2.   Hana Mandlíková (quarterfinals)
  3.   Renáta Tomanová (semifinals)
  4.   Sharon Walsh (finalist)
  5.   Barbara Jordan (champion)
  6. n/a
  7.   Janet Newberry (quarterfinals)
  8.   Cynthia Doerner (quarterfinals)

Note: The sixth seed withdrew and was replaced by Cathy Griffiths.

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
    Mary Sawyer 7 6
7   Janet Newberry 6 3
    Mary Sawyer 6 3
4   Sharon Walsh 7 6
4   Sharon Walsh 6 6
    Michèle Gurdal 0 3
4   Sharon Walsh 3 3
5   Barbara Jordan 6 6
8   Cynthia Doerner 2 1
3   Renáta Tomanová 6 6
3   Renáta Tomanová 7 3 3
5   Barbara Jordan 5 6 6
5   Barbara Jordan 6 6
2   Hana Mandlíková 2 2

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1   V Ruzici 6 2 4
  M Sawyer 0 6 6   M Sawyer 6 6
  N Sato 7 6   N Sato 3 4
  E Little 5 4   M Sawyer 7 6
  L Cassell 6 0 3 7   J Newberry 6 3
  J Chaloner 2 6 6   J Chaloner 6 3 1
  D Evers 6 6 7   J Newberry 2 6 6
7   J Newberry 4 4   M Sawyer 6 3
4   S Walsh 6 6 6 4   S Walsh 7 6
  M Mesker 7 2 4 4   S Walsh 6 6
  J Dimond 5 4   J Diesslin 1 4
  J Diesslin 7 6 4   S Walsh 6 6
  K Pratt 6 6   M Gurdal 0 3
Q   C Newton 1 3   K Pratt 1 4
  M Gurdal 6 4 6   M Gurdal 6 6
LL   C Griffiths 4 6 1

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals
8   C Doerner 6 6
  K Ruddell 1 4 8   C Doerner 5 7 6
  S Leo 6 4 1   S Saliba 7 6 3
  S Saliba 4 6 6 8   C Doerner 2 1
  P Whytcross 5 6 6 3   R Tomanová 6 6
  M Wikstedt 7 3 2   P Whytcross 4 6 1
  N Gregory 6 5 3   R Tomanová 6 4 6
3   R Tomanová 7 7 3   R Tomanová 7 3 3
5   B Jordan 6 6 5   B Jordan 5 6 6
  K Hallam 3 2 5   B Jordan 7 6
Q   R Catton 3 1 Q   A Minter 5 1
Q   A Minter 6 6 5   B Jordan 6 6
Q   B Randall 6 2 3 2   H Mandlíková 2 2
  L Harrison 4 6 6   L Harrison 4 5
  J Walker 4 1 2   H Mandlíková 6 7
2   H Mandlíková 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jeļena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win French Open". ESPN.com. 2017-06-10. Retrieved 2017-06-11.

External linksEdit

Preceded by Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by