1977 Australian Open (December)

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1977 Australian Open (December)
Date:   19 – 31 December[1]
Edition:   66th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Melbourne, Victoria, Australia[1]
Venue:   Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Vitas Gerulaitis[2]
Women's Singles
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley[3]
Men's Doubles
Australia Ray Ruffels / Australia Allan Stone[4]
Women's Doubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Australia Helen Gourlay Cawley[5]
Australia Mona Schallau Guerrant / Australia Kerry Melville Reid[5]
Australian Open
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The 1977 Australian Open (December) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1] The tournament was held from 19 to 31 December 1977.[1] Due to a scheduling change two Australian Opens took place in 1977 with the first taking place in January.

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

United States Vitas Gerulaitis defeated United Kingdom John Lloyd, 6–3, 7–6, 5–7, 3–6, 6–2

  • It was Gerulaitis's 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.

Women's singles[edit]

Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley defeated Australia Helen Gourlay Cawley, 6–3, 6–0

  • It was Goolagong Cawley's 4th career Grand Slam title.

Men's doubles[edit]

Australia Ray Ruffels / Australia Allan Stone defeated Australia John Alexander / Australia Phil Dent, 7–6, 7–6

Women's doubles[edit]

Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Australia Helen Gourlay Cawley vs. United States Mona Schallau Guerrant / Australia Kerry Melville Reid, shared due to rained out final [6]

Juniors[edit]

Boys' singles[edit]

Australia Ray Kelly[7]

Girls' singles[edit]

Australia Amanda Tobin[8]

References[edit]


Preceded by
1977 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1978 French Open