1979 South African Open (tennis)

The 1979 South African Open was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts in Johannesburg, South Africa. The men's tournament was part of the 1979 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix. It was the 76th edition of the tournament and was held from 27 November through 3 December 1979. Andrew Pattison and Brigitte Cuypers won the singles titles.[3]

1979 South African Open
Date27 November – 3 December
Edition76th
CategoryGrand Prix
Draw32S / 16D
Prize money$175,000
SurfaceHard / outdoor
LocationJohannesburg, South Africa
VenueEllis Park Tennis Stadium
Champions
Men's singles
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison[1]
Women's singles
South Africa Brigitte Cuypers
Men's doubles
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan[2]
Women's doubles
United Kingdom Lesley Charles / South Africa Tanya Harford
← 1978 · South African Open · 1980 →

FinalsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Andrew Pattison defeated   Víctor Pecci 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–3

Women's singlesEdit

  Brigitte Cuypers defeated   Tanya Harford 7–6, 6–2

Men's doublesEdit

  Bob Hewitt /   Frew McMillan defeated   Heinz Günthardt /   Paul McNamee 1–6, 6–1, 6–4

Men's doublesEdit

  Lesley Charles /   Tanya Harford defeated   Françoise Dürr /   Marise Kruger 1–6, 6–1, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1979 Johannesburg – Men's Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "1979 Johannesburg – Men's Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1980). World of Tennis 1980 : a BP yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 116, 117, 219. ISBN 9780362020120. OCLC 237184610.

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