1978 Australian Open

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1978 Australian Open
Date:   25 December - 3 January 1979
Edition:   67th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Venue:   Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Argentina Guillermo Vilas [1]
Women's Singles
Australia Christine O'Neil [2]
Men's Doubles
Poland Wojciech Fibak / Australia Kim Warwick [3]
Women's Doubles
United States Betsy Nagelsen / Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová [4]
Australian Open
 < 1977 1979 > 

The 1978 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia and was held from 25 December 1978 to 3 January 1979. It was the 67th edition of the Australian Open and the fourth Grand Slam tournament of the year. The singles titles were won by Argentinian Guillermo Vilas and Australian Christine O'Neil.

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Argentina Guillermo Vilas defeated Australia John Marks, 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 [1]

• It was Vilas' 3rd career Grand Slam singles title and his 1st title at the Australian Open.

Women's singles[edit]

Australia Christine O'Neil defeated United States Betsy Nagelsen, 6–3, 7–6(7–3) [2]

• It was O'Neil's 1st and only career Grand Slam singles title.

Men's doubles[edit]

Poland Wojciech Fibak / Australia Kim Warwick defeated Australia Paul Kronk / Australia Cliff Letcher, 7–6, 7–5 [3]

• It was Fibak's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.
• It was Warwick's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Betsy Nagelsen / Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová defeated Japan Naoko Sato / Australia Pam Whytcross, 7–5, 6–2 [4]

• It was Nagelsen's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.
• It was Tomanová's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.

Mixed doubles[edit]

This event was not held from 1970 until 1985.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1978 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia. 
  2. ^ a b "1978 Women's Singles". Tennis Australia. 
  3. ^ a b "1978 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
  4. ^ a b "1978 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia. 
Preceded by
1977 Australian Open
Australian Open Succeeded by
1979 Australian Open
Preceded by
1978 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1979 French Open