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The 1979 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City in New York in the United States. It was the 99th edition of the US Open and the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year. The tournament was held from August 28 to September 9, 1979. John McEnroe and Tracy Austin won the singles titles.[4][5]

1979 US Open
Date28 August – 9 September
Edition99th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt
LocationFlushing Meadows, New York, United States
VenueNational Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
United States John McEnroe [1]
Women's Singles
United States Tracy Austin [2]
Men's Doubles
United States Peter Fleming / United States John McEnroe [3]
Women's Doubles
Netherlands Betty Stöve / Australia Wendy Turnbull [2]
Mixed Doubles
South Africa Greer Stevens / South Africa Bob Hewitt [2]
← 1978 · US Open · 1980 →

Contents

SeniorsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  John McEnroe defeated   Vitas Gerulaitis 7–5, 6–3, 6–3 [1]

  • It was McEnroe's 1st career Grand Slam title.

Women's singlesEdit

  Tracy Austin defeated   Chris Evert 6–4, 6–3 [2]

  • It was Austin's 1st career Grand Slam title. Austin also became the youngest-ever US Open champion, aged 16 years and 9 months.

Men's doublesEdit

  John McEnroe /   Peter Fleming defeated   Bob Lutz /   Stan Smith 6–2, 6–4 [3]

Women's doublesEdit

  Betty Stöve /   Wendy Turnbull defeated   Billie Jean King   Martina Navratilova 7–5, 6–3 [2]

Mixed doublesEdit

  Greer Stevens /   Bob Hewitt defeated   Betty Stöve /   Frew McMillan 6–3, 7–5 [2]

JuniorsEdit

Boys' singlesEdit

  Scott Davis defeated   Jan Gunnarson 6–3, 6–1

Girls' singlesEdit

  Alycia Moulton defeated   Mary Lou Piatek 7–6, 7–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ATP – 1979 US Open Men's Singles Draw". ATP.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "WTA – 1979 Tournaments – US Open" (PDF). WTA.
  3. ^ a b "ATP – 1979 US Open Men's Doubles Draw". ATP.
  4. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 197–199. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  5. ^ John Barrett (1980). World of Tennis 1980. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 59–68. ISBN 9780362020120.

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