1979 Wimbledon Championships

The 1979 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom.[1][2] The tournament ran from 25 June until 7 July. It was the 93rd staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1979.

1979 Wimbledon Championships
Date25 June – 7 July
Edition93rd
CategoryGrand Slam
Draw128S/64D/48XD
Prize money£277,066
SurfaceGrass
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Sweden Björn Borg
Women's Singles
United States Martina Navratilova
Men's Doubles
United States Peter Fleming / United States John McEnroe
Women's Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / United States Martina Navratilova
Mixed Doubles
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Greer Stevens
Boys' Singles
India Ramesh Krishnan
Girls' Singles
United States Mary-Lou Piatek
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This edition was the first to introduce the tiebreak with the scores at 6–6 instead of 8–8.

Prize moneyEdit

The total prize money for 1979 championships was £277,066. The winner of the men's title earned £20,000 while the women's singles champion earned £18,000.[3][4]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £20,000 £10,000 £5,000 £2,500 £1,500 £760 £440 £265
Women's Singles £18,000 £8,750 £4,375 £2,000 £1,160 £585 £340 £200
Men's Doubles * £8,000 £4,000 £2,000 £1,000 £520 £170 £80 N/A
Women's Doubles * £6,930 £3,464 £1,600 £800 £364 £116 £54 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £4,200 £2,100 £1,000 £500 £250 £0 £0 N/A

* per team

ChampionsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Björn Borg defeated   Roscoe Tanner, 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4[5]

  • It was Borg's 8th career Grand Slam title, and his 4th Wimbledon title.

Women's SinglesEdit

  Martina Navratilova defeated   Chris Evert Lloyd, 6–4, 6–4[6]

  • It was Navratilova's 2nd career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd (consecutive) Wimbledon title.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Peter Fleming /   John McEnroe defeated   Brian Gottfried /   Raúl Ramírez, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–2[7]

Women's DoublesEdit

  Billie Jean King /   Martina Navratilova defeated   Betty Stöve /   Wendy Turnbull, 5–7, 6–3, 6–2[8]

  • This was King's 20th Wimbledon title overall, surpassing Elizabeth Ryan's record of 19 overall titles. This record was subsequently matched by Navratilova in 2003.

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Bob Hewitt /   Greer Stevens defeated   Frew McMillan /   Betty Stöve, 7–5, 7–6(9–7)[9]

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Ramesh Krishnan defeated   Dave Siegler, 6–0, 6–2[10]

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Mary-Lou Piatek defeated   Alycia Moulton, 6–1, 6–3[11]

Singles seedsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 422, 432. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. pp. 390, 391. ISBN 0007117078.
  3. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  4. ^ "About Wimbledon – Prize Money and Finance". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Boys' Singles Finals 1947–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Girls' Singles Finals 1947–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.

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