1978 French Open – Women's Singles

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1978 French Open
Champion   Romania Virginia Ruzici
Runner-up   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
Final score   6–2, 6–2
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    -45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
WC Doubles    men    women  
French Open
 < 1977 1979 > 

Virginia Ruzici defeated Mima Jaušovec 6–2, 6–2 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1978 French Open.[1]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec (Finalist)
  2. Romania Virginia Ruzici (Champion)
  3. Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Nancy Richey (Second round)
  5. United States Kathy May (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United States Janet Newberry (First round)
  7. West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus (Second round)
  8. United States Laura Du Pont (First round)
  1. Czech Republic Renata Tomanová (Second round)
  2. Romania Florenţa Mihai (First round)
  3. United States Jeanne Evert (Second round)
  4. United Kingdom Michelle Tyler (Second round)
  5. Uruguay Fiorella Bonicelli (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Romania Mariana Simionescu (Third round)
  7. United States Mareen Louie (Second round)
  8. United States Caroline Stoll (First round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec 6 6    
5  United States Kathy May 4 2    
  1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec 6 6    
  3  Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková 3 4    
3  Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková 6 6  
  Q  West Germany Helga Masthoff 3 3    
    1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec 2 2  
  2  Romania Virginia Ruzici 6 6  
  Q  Czechoslovakia Miroslava Bendlova 3 3    
   France Brigitte Simon 6 6    
     France Brigitte Simon 3 0  
  2  Romania Virginia Ruzici 6 6    
13  Uruguay Fiorella Bonicelli 7 4 6
  2  Romania Virginia Ruzici 6 6 8  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 6 6    
 United States Walsh 1 3       1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 6 6    
 United States Nagelsen 6 7      United States Nagelsen 4 2    
 West Germany Hanika 4 5         1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 6 6    
Q  Australia Bowrey 7 6         Q  Australia Bowrey 1 3    
 United Kingdom Coles 5 4       Q  Australia Bowrey 7 6  
12  United Kingdom Tyler 6 6     12  United Kingdom Tyler 5 4    
 United States Gerulaitis 2 2         1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 6 6  
9  Czechoslovakia Tomanová 6 7         5  United States May 4 2  
Q  Australia Gregory 1 5       9  Czechoslovakia Tomanová 3 7 4  
 Czechoslovakia Strachonova 7 6      Czechoslovakia Strachonova 6 6 6  
 Argentina Giscafré 6 1          Czechoslovakia Strachonova 1 0  
 Denmark Viragh 6 6         5  United States May 6 6    
 Sweden Wikstedt 3 4        Denmark Viragh 6 2 6
5  United States May 6 6     5  United States May 4 6 8  
 United States Ganz 1 2    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
3  Czechoslovakia Maršíková 7 6    
 Australia Whytcross 5 1       3  Czechoslovakia Maršíková 6 6    
 United States Desfor 6 6 6    United States Desfor 0 4    
 Sweden Anliot 7 3 3       3  Czechoslovakia Maršíková 6 6    
Q  Czechoslovakia Budařová 6 6         14  Romania Simionescu 1 4    
 United Kingdom Fayter 1 3       Q  Czechoslovakia Budařová 7 5 3
14  Romania Simionescu 6 6     14  Romania Simionescu 6 7 6  
 Australia Evers 4 2         3  Czechoslovakia Maršíková 6 6  
15  United States Louie 6 6         Q  West Germany Masthoff 3 3  
 United States Harris 2 3       15  United States Louie 6 4 2  
Q  West Germany Masthoff 4 6 6   Q  West Germany Masthoff 3 6 6  
Q  Argentina Madruga 6 0 4       Q  West Germany Masthoff 7 6  
 Australia Hunt 6 6          Australia Hunt 6 4    
 United States Ornstein 2 3        Australia Hunt 6 5 6
7  West Germany Ebbinghaus 6 2 6   7  West Germany Ebbinghaus 4 7 0  
 Australia O'Neil 2 6 2  

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
Q  Czechoslovakia Bendlova 6 2 6  
8  United States Du Pont 4 6 3     Q  Czechoslovakia Bendlova 1 6 6  
 France Rual 6 6      France Rual 6 2 3  
 Hungary Klein 1 2         Q  Czechoslovakia Bendlova 6 6    
 Brazil Medrado 6 2 6        Brazil Medrado 3 4    
 West Germany Riedel 4 6 3      Brazil Medrado 6 6  
11  United States Evert 6 6 6   11  United States Evert 1 2    
 Italy Simmonds 7 3 2       Q  Czechoslovakia Bendlova 3 3  
 France Simon 7 6          France Simon 6 6  
10  Romania Mihai 5 2        France Simon 6 6    
Q  Australia Tobin 6 6     Q  Australia Tobin 1 1    
 United States Stratton 1 2          France Simon 6 6  
 Argentina Gonzalez 6 6          Argentina Gonzalez 4 3    
 Sweden Bohm 4 3        Argentina Gonzalez 6 4 6
4  United States Richey 6 6     4  United States Richey 4 6 3  
 United States Bostrom 2 2    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 United States Teeguarden 7 2 7  
6  United States Newberry 5 6 5      United States Teeguarden 6 6    
 West Germany Eisterlehner 4 6 6    West Germany Eisterlehner 1 4    
 United States Smith 6 3 2        United States Teeguarden 3 7 4  
Q  Czechoslovakia Mandlíková 6 6         13  Uruguay Bonicelli 6 6 6  
 Hungary Pinterova 2 1       Q  Czechoslovakia Mandlíková 2 5  
13  Uruguay Bonicelli 6 6     13  Uruguay Bonicelli 6 7    
 France Fuchs 4 1         13  Uruguay Bonicelli 6 6 6
 France Thibault 6 6         2  Romania Ruzici 7 4 8
16  United States Stoll 3 4        France Thibault 7 6    
 United States Latham 4 6 6    United States Latham 5 3    
 France Lovera 6 4 4        France Thibault 3 2  
 Sweden Ekblom 6 7         2  Romania Ruzici 6 6    
 Australia Doerner 2 5        Sweden Ekblom 1 3  
2  Romania Ruzici 6 6     2  Romania Ruzici 6 6    
 Canada Blackwood 4 0    

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 396. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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