1978 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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1978 Australian Open
Champion   Australia Christine O'Neil
Runner-up   United States Betsy Nagelsen
Final score   6–3, 7–6
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad
Australian Open
 < 1977 1979 > 

Christine O'Neil defeated Betsy Nagelsen 6–3, 7–6 in the final to win the Women's Singles title at the 1978 Australian Open.

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Chris O'Neil is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United Kingdom Sue Barker (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Czech Republic Renata Tomanová (Quarterfinalist)
  3. United States Beth Norton (Second round)
  4. Australia Amanda Tobin (First round)
  5. United States Renee Blount (Second round)
  6. Australia Cynthia Doerner (First round)
  7. United States Betsy Nagelsen (Finalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  United Kingdom Sue Barker 2 6    
   Australia Diane Evers 6 7    
     Australia Diane Evers 0 3    
     Australia Christine O'Neil 6 6    
   Australia Christine O'Neil 7 6  
  Q  Denmark Dorte Ekner 5 1    
       Australia Christine O'Neil 6 7  
  7  United States Betsy Nagelsen 3 6  
     Australia Mary Sawyer 4 3    
Q  Australia Christine Matison 6 6    
  Q  Australia Christine Matison 5 4  
  7  United States Betsy Nagelsen 7 6    
7  United States Betsy Nagelsen 6 6  
  2  Czech Republic Renata Tomanová 4 4    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
1  United Kingdom S Barker 6 6    
Q  Australia K Gulley 0 2       1  United Kingdom S Barker 6 7    
 Belgium M Gurdal 6 6      Belgium M Gurdal 2 5    
 Australia W Gilchrist 2 1         1  United Kingdom S Barker 2 6    
 Australia D Evers 6 3 6        Australia D Evers 6 7    
 Australia K Ruddell 2 6 1      Australia D Evers 6 6  
 Sweden E Ekblom 4 3     5  United States R Blount 4 3    
5  United States R Blount 6 6          Australia D Evers 0 3  
3  United States B Norton 6 6          Australia C O'Neil 6 6  
Q  Australia J Walker 1 4       3  United States B Norton 4 3    
 Australia C O'Neil 6 6      Australia C O'Neil 6 6    
 Australia L Harrison 2 4          Australia C O'Neil 7 6  
 West Germany H Eisterlehner 6 6         Q  Denmark D Ekner 5 1    
 Japan N Sato 2 4        West Germany H Eisterlehner 6 1 2
Q  Denmark D Ekner 6 6     Q  Denmark D Ekner 4 6 6  
6  Australia C Doerner 4 3    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
LL  Denmark B Hermansen 2 5    
 United States P Bostrom 6 7        United States P Bostrom 6 3 5  
 Australia M Sawyer 6 7      Australia M Sawyer 4 6 7  
 Australia K Hallam 2 5          Australia M Sawyer 6 6    
 United States K Sands 6 6         Q  Australia C Matison 4 3    
 Australia S Saliba 2 0        United States K Sands 6 2 4
Q  Australia C Matison 6 6     Q  Australia C Matison 1 6 6  
4  Australia A Tobin 1 3         Q  Australia C Matison 5 4  
7  United States B Nagelsen 6 6         7  United States B Nagelsen 7 6  
 Italy S Simmonds 1 3       7  United States B Nagelsen 6 6    
 Sweden N Bohm 6 6      Sweden N Bohm 3 4    
 New Zealand J Chaloner 4 2         7  United States B Nagelsen 6 6  
 Australia N Gregory 6 1 6       2  Czech Republic R Tomanová 4 4    
 Australia K Pratt 3 6 3      Australia N Gregory 2 5  
 Australia P Whytcross 4 1     2  Czech Republic R Tomanová 6 7    
2  Czech Republic R Tomanová 6 6    

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