1979 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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1979 Australian Open
Champion   United States Barbara Jordan
Runner-up   United States Sharon Walsh
Final score   6–3, 6–3
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
 < 1978 1980 > 

Barbara Jordan defeated Sharon Walsh 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Women's Singles title at the 1979 Australian Open.

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. They are ordered by the round in which they were knocked out.

  1. Romania Virginia Ruzici (First round)
  2. Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Germany Renata Tomanová (Semifinalist)
  4. Australia Sharon Walsh (Finalist)
  5. United States Barbara Jordan (Champion)
  6. United States Janet Newberry (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Australia Cynthia Doerner (Quarterfinalist)

Note: The sixth seed withdrew and was replaced by Cathy Griffiths.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
     Australia Mary Sawyer 7 6    
7  United States Janet Newberry 6 3    
     Australia Mary Sawyer 6 3    
  4  United States Sharon Walsh 7 6    
4  United States Sharon Walsh 6 6  
     Belgium Michele Gurdal 0 3    
    4  United States Sharon Walsh 3 3  
  5  United States Barbara Jordan 6 6  
  8  Australia Cynthia Doerner 2 1    
3  Germany Renata Tomanová 6 6    
  3  Germany Renata Tomanová 7 3 3
  5  United States Barbara Jordan 5 6 6  
5  United States Barbara Jordan 6 6  
  2  Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 2 2    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
1  Romania V Ruzici 6 2 4  
 Australia M Sawyer 0 6 6      Australia M Sawyer 6 6    
 Japan N Sato 7 6      Japan N Sato 3 4    
 Australia E Little 5 4          Australia M Sawyer 7 6    
 Australia L Cassell 6 0 3       7  United States J Newberry 6 3    
 New Zealand J Chaloner 2 6 6      New Zealand J Chaloner 6 3 1
 Australia D Evers 6 6     7  United States J Newberry 2 6 6  
7  United States J Newberry 4 4          Australia M Sawyer 6 3  
4  United States S Walsh 6 6 6       4  United States S Walsh 7 6  
 Netherlands M Mesker 7 2 4     4  United States S Walsh 6 6    
 Australia J Dimond 5 4      West Germany J Diesslin 1 4    
 West Germany J Diesslin 7 6         4  United States S Walsh 6 6  
 Australia K Pratt 6 6          Belgium M Gurdal 0 3    
Q  New Zealand C Newton 1 3        Australia K Pratt 1 4  
 Belgium M Gurdal 6 4 6    Belgium M Gurdal 6 6    
LL  Australia C Griffiths 4 6 1  

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
8  Australia C Doerner 6 6    
 Australia K Ruddell 1 4       8  Australia C Doerner 5 7 6  
 Australia S Leo 6 4 1    Australia S Saliba 7 6 3  
 Australia S Saliba 4 6 6       8  Australia C Doerner 2 1    
 Australia P Whytcross 5 6 6       3  Germany R Tomanová 6 6    
 Sweden M Wikstedt 7 3 2      Australia P Whytcross 4 6 1
 Australia N Gregory 6 5     3  Germany R Tomanová 6 4 6  
3  Germany R Tomanová 7 7         3  Germany R Tomanová 7 3 3
5  United States B Jordan 6 6         5  United States B Jordan 5 6 6
 Australia K Hallam 3 2       5  United States B Jordan 7 6    
Q  Australia R Catton 3 1     Q  Australia A Minter 5 1    
Q  Australia A Minter 6 6         5  United States B Jordan 6 6  
Q  Australia B Randall 6 2 3       2  Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 2 2    
 Australia L Harrison 4 6 6      Australia L Harrison 4 5  
 Australia J Walker 6 6     2  Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 6 7    
2  Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 4 1    

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