1977 Australian Open (January) – Women's Singles

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1977 Australian Open (January)
Champion   Australia Kerry Reid
Runner-up   Australia Dianne Fromholtz
Final score   7–5, 6–2
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Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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Australian Open (January)
 < 1976 1977 > 

The first of the two Australian Opens held in 1977 started on 3 January and ended on 9 January. For the second Australian Open held in December 1977, see: 1977 Australian Open (December).

Evonne Cawley was the defending champion, but did not compete in January 1977.

Kerry Reid defeated Dianne Fromholtz, 7–5 6–2, in the final to win the Women's Singles title at the 1977 Australian Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Dianne Fromholtz (Final)
  2. Australia Kerry Reid (Champion)
  3. Australia Helen Gourlay (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Betsy Nagelsen (First Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Australia Dianne Fromholtz 6 4 6  
   Australia Jan Wilton 3 6 1  
  1  Australia Dianne Fromholtz 7 6    
     Australia Karen Krantzcke 6 4    
 Australia Karen Krantzcke 6 4 6
     Japan Naoko Sato 3 6 0  
    1  Australia Dianne Fromholtz 5 2  
  2  Australia Kerry Reid 7 6  
  Q  Australia Mary Sawyer 1 4    
3  Australia Helen Gourlay 6 6    
3  Australia Helen Gourlay 2 6 3
  2  Australia Kerry Reid 6 1 6  
   West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus 0 4  
  2  Australia Kerry Reid 6 6    

Top Half[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
1  Australia D Fromholtz 6 3    
   United States P Bostrom 0 0 r.     1  Australia D Fromholtz 6 6    
   Australia J O'Neal 6 4 6      Australia J O'Neal 1 2    
   Australia C Matison 4 6 4       1  Australia D Fromholtz 6 4 6  
   Belgium M Gurdal 6 4 1          Australia J Wilton 3 6 1  
   Italy D Marzano 3 6 6        Italy D Marzano 2 3  
   Australia J Dalton 3 6 1      Australia J Wilton 6 6    
   Australia J Wilton 6 4 6       1  Australia D Fromholtz 7 6  
4  United States B Nagelsen 6 5 3          Australia K Krantzcke 6 4  
   Australia N Gregory 2 7 6        Australia N Gregory 4 1    
   Australia K Krantzcke 6 6        Australia K Krantzcke 6 6    
   New Zealand J Connor 3 2            Australia K Krantzcke 6 4 6
   United States K Harter 7 4 4          Japan N Sato 3 6 0  
   Australia P Whytcross 5 6 6        Australia P Whytcross 5 3  
   Australia K Ruddell 4 4        Japan N Sato 7 6    
   Japan N Sato 6 6    

Bottom Half[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
Q  Australia M Sawyer 6 7    
   Australia J Dimond 3 4       Q  Australia M Sawyer 6 4 6  
   United States B Bruning 7 6 6      United States B Bruning 3 6 3  
   Australia W Paish 6 7 2       Q  Australia M Sawyer 1 4    
Q  Australia C Zeeman 1 2         3  Australia H Gourley 6 6    
   Czechoslovakia R Maršíková 6 6          Czechoslovakia R Maršíková 3 3  
Q  Australia P Bailey 6 1 1   3  Australia H Gourley 6 6    
3  Australia H Gourley 3 6 6       3  Australia H Gourley 2 6 3
   United States R Fox 6 6         2  Australia K Reid 6 1 6
Q  Australia A Tobin 2 2          United States R Fox 2 7 1  
   West Germany K Ebbinghaus 6 6        West Germany K Ebbinghaus 6 6 6  
   West Germany H Eisterlehner 1 2            West Germany K Ebbinghaus 0 4  
   Australia C O'Neal 7 4 3       2  Australia K Reid 6 6    
   Australia J Young 6 6 6        Australia J Young 1 2  
   Australia L Bowrey 3 2     2  Australia K Reid 6 6    
2  Australia K Reid 6 6    

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