1983 Australian Open – Women's Singles

First-seeded Martina Navratilova defeated ninth-seeded Kathy Jordan 6–2, 7–6(7–5) in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1983 Australian Open.[1] The tournament was played on grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne from 29 November through 11 December 1983.[2][3] Navratilova earned $75,000 prize money for winning the title, her 8th career Grand Slam singles title and her 2nd title at the Australian Open after 1981. She improved her year record to 86 wins and 1 loss.[4][2] This tournament was also notable for being the first Australian Open in which Steffi Graf appeared in the main draw, and the last time that Billie Jean King appeared in the main singles draw of a grand slam.

Women's Singles
1983 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Martina Navratilova
Runner-upUnited States Kathy Jordan
Final score6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Details
Draw64 (8 Q )
Seeds16
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
← 1982 · Australian Open · 1984 →

The draw consisted of 64 players with a seeding list of 16 players. Eight players qualified from a qualifying competition of 32 players.[5] World no. 2 Chris Evert withdrew two weeks before the start of the tournament citing a foot injury.[3]

Prize moneyEdit

The total prize money for the women's singles event was $342,000.[3]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64
Singles $75,000 $38,000 $20,500 $11,000 $6,000 $3,000 $1,500

SeedsEdit

The seeded players are listed below. Martina Navratilova is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1.   Martina Navratilova (Champion)
  2.   Sylvia Hanika (Quarterfinalist)
  3.   Pam Shriver (Semifinalist)
  4.   Wendy Turnbull (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Hana Mandlíková (Second round)
  6.   Zina Garrison (Semifinalist)
  7.   Billie Jean King (Second round)
  8.   Jo Durie (Quarterfinalist)
  9.   Kathy Jordan (Finalist)
  10.   Kathy Rinaldi (First round)
  11.   Eva Pfaff (Third round)
  12.   Carling Bassett (Quarterfinalist)
  13.   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Third round)
  14.   Barbara Potter (Third round)
  15.   Helena Suková (Third round)
  16.   Rosalyn Fairbank (Third round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Martina Navratilova 4 6 6
8   Jo Durie 6 3 4
1   Martina Navratilova 6 6
3   Pam Shriver 4 3
3   Pam Shriver 6 6
12   Carling Bassett 0 1
1   Martina Navratilova 6 7
9   Kathy Jordan 2 6
6   Zina Garrison 6 7
4   Wendy Turnbull 2 6
6   Zina Garrison 6 1
9   Kathy Jordan 7 6
9   Kathy Jordan 7 7
2   Sylvia Hanika 6 5

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   M Navratilova 6 7
  H Ludloff 0 5 1   M Navratilova 6 6
  E Sayers 6   E Sayers 1 0
  S Graf 1 r. 1   M Navratilova 6 6
  C Suire 6 6 6 16   R Fairbank 2 2
Q   R White 7 3 3   C Suire 2 2
  M Mesker 5 2 16   R Fairbank 6 6
16   R Fairbank 7 6 1   M Navratilova 4 6 6
8   J Durie 6 7 8   J Durie 6 3 4
  S Acker 3 6 8   J Durie 6 6
Q   G Fernández 5 6 6 Q   G Fernández 2 2
  P Smith 7 3 2 8   J Durie 6 7
  A Moulton 6 7   A Moulton 1 6
Q   A Brown 1 6   A Moulton 7 1 8
  J Mundel 2 6 6   J Mundel 5 6 6
10   K Rinaldi 6 4 3

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3   P Shriver 6 6
  A-M Fernandez 1 4 3   P Shriver 6 6
  P Paradis 6 6   P Paradis 3 2
  P Whytcross 3 2 3   P Shriver 3 6 6
  A Hobbs 7 3 6 14   B Potter 6 3 4
Q   B Randall 6 6 3   A Hobbs 5 6 4
  R Reggi 0 4 14   B Potter 7 4 6
14   B Potter 6 6 3   P Shriver 6 6
12   C Bassett 6 6 12   C Bassett 0 1
  A Kiyomura 4 3 12   C Bassett 6 2 7
  A Minter 6 4 6   A Minter 1 6 5
  E Inoue 3 6 2 12   C Bassett 7 6
  S Walsh 6 6   S Walsh 6 4
Q   A Dingwall 3 2   S Walsh 6 1
  B Jordan 2 0 5   H Mandlíková 2 0 r.
5   H Mandlíková 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6   Z Garrison 7 6
  Y Vermaak 6 3 6   Z Garrison 6 6
  C Benjamin 3 6 6   C Benjamin 0 2
  L Antonoplis 6 4 1 6   Z Garrison 7 6
  A White 6 6 11   E Pfaff 6 4
Q   S Amiach 3 4   A White 5 4
  C Monteiro 1 3 11   E Pfaff 7 6
11   E Pfaff 6 6 6   Z Garrison 6 7
13   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6 4   W Turnbull 2 6
  K Staunton 3 1 13   C Kohde-Kilsch 7 3 6
Q   L McNeil 3 7 6 Q   L McNeil 6 6 4
  B Herr 6 5 1 13   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 4
  L Forood 6 7 4   W Turnbull 7 6
  E Minter 3 5   L Forood 2 2
  M Skuherská 1 2 4   W Turnbull 6 6
5   W Turnbull 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
9   K Jordan 6 6
  L Drescher 1 2 9   K Jordan 6 4 6
  V Wade 7 7   V Wade 4 6 1
  S Leo 6 5 9   K Jordan 6 4 7
  C Tanvier 6 6   C Tanvier 1 6 5
  M-C Calleja 1 3   C Tanvier 7 4 6
Q   L Bernstein 2 2 7   B J King 6 6 4
7   B J King 6 6 9   K Jordan 7 7
15   H Suková 6 6 2   S Hanika 6 5
  K Shaefer 4 1 15   H Suková 6 6
  B Nagelsen 6 6   B Nagelsen 3 3
  I Budařová 4 4 15   H Suková 2 4
  C Vanier 6 6 2   S Hanika 6 6
  S Solomon 0 2   C Vanier 2 1
  B Norton 1 3 2   S Hanika 6 6
2   S Hanika 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australian Open – Draws – 1983". www.ausopen.com. Tennis Australia.
  2. ^ a b "Grand Slam prize edges closer – Navratilova's Open". The Canberra Times. 11 December 1983. p. 23 (Sunday Edition) – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ a b c John Barrett, ed. (1984). World of Tennis 1984 : The Official Yearbook of the International Tennis Federation. London: Willow Books. pp. 115–120. ISBN 0002181223.
  4. ^ "Miss Navratilova Wins in Australia". The New York Times. 10 December 1983.
  5. ^ "Australian Open – tournament details". www.itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation (ITF.}

External linksEdit

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