1979 US Open – Women's Singles

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1979 US Open
Champion   United States Tracy Austin
Runner-up   United States Chris Evert
Final score   6–4, 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
US Open
 < 1978 1980 > 

Tracy Austin defeated Chris Evert in the final 6–4, 6–3 to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1979 US Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Chris Evert-Lloyd (Runner-up)
  2. United States Martina Navratilova (Semifinalist)
  3. United States Tracy Austin (Champion)
  4. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Australia Dianne Fromholtz (Fourth round)
  7. Australia Wendy Turnbull (Third round)
  8. Australia Kerry Reid (Quarterfinalist)
  1. United States Billie Jean King (Semifinalist)
  2. South Africa Greer Stevens (Fourth round)
  3. United States Kathy Jordan (Fourth round)
  4. Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková (Fourth round)
  5. United Kingdom Sue Barker (Second round)
  6. United States Pam Shriver (First round)
  7. United States Ann Kiyomura (Second round)
  8. Netherlands Betty Stöve (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  United States Chris Evert 7 6    
5  Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 5 2    
  1  United States Evert 6 6    
  9  United States King 1 0    
4  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 3 6  
  9  United States Billie Jean King 6 7    
    1  United States Evert 4 3  
  3  United States Austin 6 6  
     West Germany Sylvia Hanika 1 1    
3  United States Tracy Austin 6 6    
  3  United States Austin 7 7  
  2  United States Navratilova 5 5    
8  Australia Kerry Melville Reid 4 1  
  2  United States Martina Navratilova 6 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  United States Chris Evert 6 6    
 West Germany Iris Riedel 0 0       1  United States Evert 6 6    
     United States Joanne Russell 0 2    
      1  United States Evert 6 6    
       United States Richards 2 1    
     South Africa Yvonne Vermaak 2 6 4
 United States Renée Richards 7 6        United States Richards 6 2 6  
 United States Mary Carillo 5 3         1  United States Evert 4 6 6
       United States Acker 6 0 2
     United States Lele Forood 6 4 5  
 United States Sherry Acker 6 6        United States Acker 3 6 7  
 United States Dana Gilbert 3 3          United States Acker 6 6  
Q  United States Kelly Henry 6 6         Q  United States Henry 4 1    
 Argentina Emilse Rapponi 3 4       Q  United States Henry 7 4  
    16  Netherlands Betty Stöve 6 1 r.  
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
Q  United States Julie Harrington 6 6    
14  United States Pam Shriver 4 1       Q  United States Harrington 6 6    
     United States Mareen "Peanut" Louie Harper 2 2    
      Q  United States Harrington 4 6 2  
       United States Duvall 6 3 6  
     United States Nancy Yeargin 2 0  
 United States Jeanne Duvall 6 7        United States Duvall 6 6    
 West Germany Bettina Bunge 4 5          United States Duvall 3 6 0
      5  Australia Goolagong Cawley 6 3 6
     Italy Sabina Simmonds 7 7    
Q  United States Trey Lewis 7 5 6     Q  United States Lewis 6 6    
 United States Renee Blount 6 7 4        Italy Simmonds 5 1  
      5  Australia Goolagong Cawley 7 6    
     United States Rayni Fox 2 3  
5  Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6 6 6     5  Australia Goolagong Cawley 6 6    
 United States Kay McDaniel 7 4 4  

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6 6    
 United States Paula Smith 3 3       4  United Kingdom Wade 6 6    
     United States Janet Newberry 3 2    
      4  United Kingdom Wade 6 7    
       United States Morrison 1 6    
    Q  Australia Amanda Tobin 2 2  
 United States Dianne Morrison 6 6        United States Morrison 6 6    
 United States Linda Siegel 0 1         4  United Kingdom Wade      
      12  Czechoslovakia Maršíková w/o    
     United States Julie Anthony 5 4    
 United States Barbara Jordan 6 6        United States B. Jordan 7 6    
Q  United States Susan Mascarin 0 3          United States B. Jordan 6 2 3
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec 6 6 6       12  Czechoslovakia Maršíková 4 6 6  
 Netherlands Elly Vessies 7 2 2      Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 3 3  
    12  Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková 6 6    
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  United States Billie Jean King 6 7    
 United States Zenda Liess 3 5       9  United States King 6 6    
     Australia Chris O'Neil 0 3    
      9  United States King 6 6    
 South Africa Tanya Harford 7 6          United States Margolin 3 3    
 United States Marita Redondo 6 1        South Africa Harford 3 1  
     United States Stacy Margolin 6 6    
      9  United States King 6 6  
 United States Kathy May Teacher 7 6          United States May Teacher 3 0  
Q  United States Heather Ludloff 6 1        United States May Teacher 6 6    
     Italy Daniela Porzio 1 2    
       United States May Teacher 7 6  
      7  Australia Turnbull 5 2    
     United States Anna-Maria Fernandez 4 2  
7  Australia Wendy Turnbull 4 6 6     7  Australia Turnbull 6 6    
 Hungary Marie Neumanova Pinterova 6 3 4  

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6  Australia Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 6 6    
 Australia Diane Evers 3 2       6  Australia Fromholtz Balestrat 7 6    
    Q  United States Kathy Horvath 6 2    
      6  Australia Fromholtz Balestrat 6 6 6  
       United States Allen 7 3 2  
     United States Ruta Gerulaitis 6 4  
 United States Leslie Allen 6 6        United States Allen 7 6    
 United States Sandy Collins 3 4         6  Australia Fromholtz Balestrat 7 4 4
 West Germany Sylvia Hanika 1 6 6        West Germany Hanika 6 6 6
 United States Betsy Nagelsen 6 3 2      West Germany Hanika 6 6 6  
     United States Lea Antonoplis 2 7 4  
       West Germany Hanika 6 6 6
       United States Du Pont 4 7 3  
     United States Laura Du Pont 7 5  
15  United States Ann Kiyomura 6 6       15  United States Kiyomura 5 4 r.  
 United States Beth Norton 4 1    

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11  United States Kathy Jordan 6 6    
 United States Betty-Ann Stuart 4 0       11  United States K. Jordan 5 6 6  
     United States Andrea Whitmore 7 3 1  
      11  United States K. Jordan 6 6    
 Romania Florenţa Mihai 6 7          United States White 2 1    
 Sweden Mimi Wikstedt 3 5        Romania Mihai 6 1 r.
     United States Wendy White 4 3    
      11  United States K. Jordan 6 1 6
 United States Kate Latham 6 6         3  United States Austin 4 6 7
 United States Pam Teeguarden 4 2        United States Latham 6 6 6  
     United States Karen Hantze Susman 4 7 2  
       United States Latham 3 0  
      3  United States Austin 6 6    
     United States Andrea Jaeger 2 2  
3  United States Tracy Austin 6 6       3  United States Austin 6 6    
 Argentina Ivanna Madruga Osses 3 1    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8  Australia Kerry Melville Reid 6 6    
 United States Rosemary Casals 1 2       8  Australia Melville Reid 6 6    
     United Kingdom Anne Hobbs 4 0    
      8  Australia Melville Reid 4 6 6  
 South Africa Ilana Kloss 6 3 6        United States Piatek 6 3 4  
 Australia Cynthia Doerner 4 6 4      South Africa Kloss 3 2  
     United States Mary-Lou Piatek 6 6    
      8  Australia Melville Reid 4 7 7
 United States Anne Smith 6 6          United States A. Smith 6 5 6
 France Gail Lovera 2 3        United States A. Smith 6 6    
     West Germany Renata Tomanová 2 4    
       United States A. Smith 3 6 6
 United States Barbara Potter 6 6          United States Potter 6 4 4  
 United States Diane Desfor 3 4        United States Potter 6 4 6
    13  United Kingdom Sue Barker 2 6 1  
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    10  South Africa Greer Stevens 6 3 6  
Q  South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer 4 6 6     Q  South Africa Fairbank Nideffer 2 6 0  
 United States Marcie Harper 6 0 4       10  South Africa Stevens 6 6    
       United States Holladay 4 0    
     United States Barbara Hallquist 3 6 3
 United States Terry Holladay 6 6        United States Holladay 6 4 6  
 United States Sharon Walsh 2 3         10  South Africa Stevens 2 2  
 Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 6 6         2  United States Navratilova 6 6  
 France Françoise Dürr 1 1        Czechoslovakia Mandlíková 6 4    
     United States Caroline Stoll 7 6    
       United States Stoll 3 1  
 United States Alycia Moulton 7 4 6       2  United States Navratilova 6 6    
 South Africa Brigitte Cuypers 5 6 3      United States Moulton 4 0  
    2  United States Martina Navratilova 6 6    
 

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