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1979 Colgate International

The 1979 Colgate International was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne in England. The event was part of the AAA[a] category of the 1979 Colgate Series. It was the fifth edition of the tournament and was held from 18 June through 23 June 1979.[2] Second-seeded Chris Evert survived four match points in the three-hour final against first-seeded Martina Navratilova to win the singles title and earn $20,000 first-prize money.[2][1][3]

1979 Colgate International
Date18–23 June
Edition5th
CategoryColgate Series (AAA)
Draw64S / 32D
Prize money$100,000
SurfaceGrass / outdoor
LocationEastbourne, U.K.
VenueDevonshire Park
Champions
Singles
United States Chris Evert
Doubles
Netherlands Betty Stöve / Australia Wendy Turnbull
← 1978 · Eastbourne International · 1980 →

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

  Chris Evert defeated   Martina Navratilova 7–5, 5–7, 13–11

  • It was Evert's 6th singles title of the year and the 91st of her career.

DoublesEdit

  Betty Stöve /   Wendy Turnbull defeated   Ilana Kloss /   Betty-Ann Stuart 6–2, 6–2

Prize moneyEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64
Singles [2] $20,000 $10,000 $4,800 $2,100 $1,000 $525 $225

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Tournaments with prize money for the women of at least $100,000.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1980). World of Tennis 1980 : a BP yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 139, 148. ISBN 9780362020120. OCLC 237184610.
  2. ^ a b c John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. pp. 321, 331–332.
  3. ^ "Centre court classics". Eastbourne Herald. 10 June 2011.

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