1979 Wimbledon Championships

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1979 Wimbledon Championships
Date:   25 June – 7 July
Edition:   93rd
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Draw:   128S / 64D / 64MX
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
Sweden Björn Borg [1][2][3]
Women's Singles
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova [1][3]
Men's Doubles
United States Peter Fleming / United States John McEnroe
Women's Doubles
United States Billie Jean King / Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Mixed Doubles
South Africa Greer Stevens / South Africa Bob Hewitt
Wimbledon Championships
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The 1979 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 25 June until 7 July. It was the 93rd staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1979.

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money for 1979 championships was £277,066. The winner of the men's title earned £20,000 while the women's singles champion earned £18,000.[4]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £20,000 £10,000 £5,000 £2,500 £1,500 £760 £440 £265
Women's Singles £18,000 £8,750 £4,375 £2,000 £1,160 £585 £340 £200
Men's Doubles * £8,000 £4,000 £2,000 £1,000 £520 £170 £80 N/A
Women's Doubles * £6,930 £3,464 £1,600 £800 £364 £116 £54 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £4,200 £2,100 £1,000 £500 £250 £0 £0 N/A

* per team

Chqmpions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Sweden Björn Borg defeated United States Roscoe Tanner, 6–7(7–4), 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

  • It was Borg's 8th career Grand Slam title, and his 4th Wimbledon title.

Women's singles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova defeated United States Chris Evert, 6–4, 6–4

  • It was Navratilova's 2nd career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd (consecutive) Wimbledon title.

Men's doubles[edit]

United States Peter Fleming / United States John McEnroe defeated United States Brian Gottfried / Mexico Raúl Ramírez, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–2

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Billie Jean King / United States Martina Navratilova defeated Netherlands Betty Stöve / Australia Wendy Turnbull, 5–7, 6–3, 6–2

  • This was King's 20th Wimbledon title overall, surpassing Elizabeth Ryan's record of 19 overall titles. This record was subsequently matched by Navratilova in 2003.

Mixed doubles[edit]

South Africa Greer Stevens / South Africa Bob Hewitt defeated Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan, 7–5, 7–6(9–7)

Juniors[edit]

Boys' singles[edit]

India Ramesh Krishnan defeated United States David Siegler 6–0, 6–2

Girls' singles[edit]

United States Mary Lou Piatek defeated United States Alycia Moulton 6–1, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 422, 432. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ "Results Archive – 1979 Wimbledon Men's Singles". ATP. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. pp. 390, 391. ISBN 0007117078. 
  4. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1979 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1979 U.S. Open