1984 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Second-seeded Chris Evert defeated Helena Suková, 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 6–3 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1984 Australian Open. When winning her third round match, Evert became the first tennis player of the Open Era to win 1,000 matches. She finished the fortnight with a 1,003-97 match record.[1]

Women's Singles
1984 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Chris Evert
Runner-upCzechoslovakia Helena Suková
Final score6–7(4–7), 6–1, 6–3
Details
Draw64
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
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Martina Navratilova was the defending champion, and entered this tournament with a 70-match winning streak, and six consecutive Grand Slam titles. However, she was upset in the semifinals by Helena Suková. Despite this loss, Navratilova's 74-match winning streak remains the longest in the Open Era; she was attempting to complete the elusive Grand Slam.

Wendy Turnbull reaching the semifinals marked the last time an Australian woman reached that stage of the tournament until Ashleigh Barty did so in the 2020 edition of the tournament.

SeedsEdit

  1.   Martina Navratilova (Semifinals)
  2.   Chris Evert (Champion)
  3.   Pam Shriver (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Wendy Turnbull (Semifinals)
  5.   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Third Round)
  6.   Zina Garrison (First Round)
  7.   Carling Bassett (First Round)
  8.   Andrea Temesvári (Third Round)
  9.   Helena Suková (Final)
  10.   Sylvia Hanika (Second Round)
  11.   Catarina Lindqvist (First Round)
  12.   Barbara Potter (Quarterfinals)
  13.   Jo Durie (Second Round)
  14.   Alycia Moulton (First Round)
  15.   Kathy Rinaldi (Third Round)
  16.   Steffi Graf (Third Round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Martina Navratilova 6 6
12   Barbara Potter 3 2
1   Martina Navratilova 6 3 5
9   Helena Suková 1 6 7
3   Pam Shriver 2 77 1
9   Helena Suková 6 656
9   Helena Suková 77 1 3
2   Chris Evert 646 6
    Sharon Walsh 5 2
4   Wendy Turnbull 7 6
4   Wendy Turnbull 3 3
2   Chris Evert 6 6
Q   Sophie Amiach 2 1
2   Chris Evert 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   M Navratilova 6 6
  Y Vermaak 1 1 1   M Navratilova 6 6
Q   B Gerken 2 4   M-L Piatek 2 1
  M-L Piatek 6 6 1   M Navratilova 4 6 6
  R Fairbank 6 6 15   K Rinaldi 6 0 1
  C Karlsson 2 2   R Fairbank 3 2
  A Croft 4 2 15   K Rinaldi 6 6
15   K Rinaldi 6 6 1   M Navratilova 6 6
12   B Potter 6 78 12   B Potter 3 2
  M Washington 2 66 12   B Potter 6 77
  J Byrne 6 7   J Byrne 3 61
  S Foltz 1 5 12   B Potter 6 7
  W White 5 4 8   A Temesvári 4 5
  V Wade 7 6   V Wade 6 0 2
  L Field 4 4 8   A Temesvári 4 6 6
8   A Temesvári 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3   P Shriver 6 6
  C Benjamin 4 3 3   P Shriver 6 6
Q   S Gomer 3 1 Q   C Vanier 2 1
Q   C Vanier 6 6 3   P Shriver 6 6
  E Pfaff 2 4   E Minter 2 2
  A Leand 6 6   A Leand 6 3 2
  E Minter 4 6 8   E Minter 2 6 6
14   A Moulton 6 3 6 3   P Shriver 2 771
9   H Suková 6 6 9   H Suková 6 65 6
  E Burgin 1 3 9   H Suková 7 6
  D Balestrat 6 6   D Balestrat 5 2
Q   S Cherneva 0 1 9   H Suková 3 6 6
  B Nagelsen 1 2 5   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 3 2
  B Bunge 6 6   B Bunge 2 4
  V Nelson 2 2 5   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6
5   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6   Z Garrison 6 4 7
  S Walsh 4 6 9   S Walsh 646 6
Q   C Carney 1 2   G Fernández 77 4 1
  G Fernández 6 6   S Walsh 647 8
  A Villagrán 2 6 3   M Mesker 77 5 6
  M Mesker 6 3 6   M Mesker 3 6 6
  E Sayers 5 6 4 10   S Hanika 6 4 3
10   S Hanika 7 2 6   S Walsh 7 6
16   S Graf 6 6 4   W Turnbull 5 2
  S Collins 2 4 16   S Graf 2 6 6
  S Mascarin 3 3 Q   L Antonoplis 6 1 0
Q   L Antonoplis 6 6 16   S Graf 4 4
  P Keppeler 2 1 4   W Turnbull 6 6
  I Budařová 6 6   I Budařová 4 1
Q   L Savchenko 2 1 4   W Turnbull 6 6
4   W Turnbull 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7   C Bassett 1 6 4
  B Mould 6 4 6   B Mould 3 5
  L Drescher 6 5 6 Q   S Amiach 6 7
Q   S Amiach 4 7 8 Q   S Amiach 6 6
  T Scheuer-Larsen 6 671   C Jolissaint 0 2
  C Jolissaint 1 79 6   C Jolissaint 6 6
  A Minter 6 3 6   A Minter 3 3
11   C Lindqvist 0 6 2 Q   S Amiach 2 1
13   J Durie 6 5 6 2   C Evert 6 6
  A White 3 7 0 13   J Durie 7 3 4
  P Paradis 6 6   P Paradis 5 6 6
  B Herr 2 3   P Paradis 1 77 2
  C Tanvier 4 5 2   C Evert 6 656
  M Schropp 6 7   M Schropp 1 0
  K Shaefer 0 2 2   C Evert 6 6
2   C Evert 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Steven Pye (30 January 2015). "Remembering the 1984 Australian Open, a tournament played in a different era". The Guardian.

External linksEdit

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