1979 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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1979 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   United States Martina Navratilova
Runner-up   United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Final score   6–4, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1978 1980 > 

Martina Navratilova defeated Chris Evert-Lloyd 6–4, 6–4 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1979 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

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

Both Evonne Goolagong-Cawley and Billie-Jean King were given protected seedings above their actual rankings, as they were returning from almost year-long injury absences.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  United States Martina Navratilova 2 6 6  
6  Australia Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 6 3 0  
  1  United States Martina Navratilova 7 6    
  4  United States Tracy Austin 5 1    
4  United States Tracy Austin 6 6 6
  7  United States Billie Jean King 4 7 2  
    1  United States Martina Navratilova 6 6  
  2  United States Chris Evert-Lloyd 4 4  
  5  United Kingdom Virginia Wade 4 0    
3  Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6 6    
  3  Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3 2  
  2  United States Chris Evert-Lloyd 6 6    
8  Australia Wendy Turnbull 3 4  
  2  United States Chris Evert-Lloyd 6 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  United States Navratilova 4 6 6  
 South Africa Harford 6 2 1     1  United States Navratilova 6 6    
     United Kingdom Durie 4 1    
      1  United States Navratilova 6 6    
 United States Casals 7 7          United States Casals 3 3    
 West Germany Eisterlehner 6 6        United States Casals 7 6  
     France Dürr 5 2    
      1  United States Navratilova 7 6 6
      11  South Africa Stevens 6 7 3
     Argentina Gonzalez 6 3 1  
 United States Gerulaitis 6 6        United States Gerulaitis 3 6 6  
 United Kingdom Cooper 3 4          United States Gerulaitis 3 2  
 United Kingdom Coles 5 6 7       11  South Africa Stevens 6 6    
 South Africa Kruger 7 4 5      United Kingdom Coles 0 3  
    11  South Africa Stevens 6 6    
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15  Netherlands Stöve 6 6    
 United States Duvall 1 4       15  Netherlands Stöve 6 6    
     Australia O'Neil 3 1    
      15  Netherlands Stöve 2 6 6  
 United States McDaniel 7 4 6        United States McDaniel 6 3 2  
 West Germany Ebbinghaus 5 6 1      United States McDaniel 7 6  
     Hungary Pinterova 6 2    
      15  Netherlands Stöve 6 6  
 Italy Porzio 3 7 6       6  Australia Fromholtz Balestrat 7 7  
 United States Latham 6 5 4      Italy Porzio 6 5    
     Netherlands Mesker 7 7    
       Netherlands Mesker 5 4  
      6  Australia Fromholtz Balestrat 7 6    
     Canada Blackwood 2 3  
6  Australia Fromholtz Balestrat 6 6       6  Australia Fromholtz Balestrat 6 6    
 United States Hallquist 3 2    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    4  United States Austin 4 6 6  
 South Africa Cuypers 6 6        South Africa Cuypers 6 1 2  
 Netherlands Vessies 4 1         4  United States Austin 6 6    
       United States Stuart 2 3    
     South Africa Kloss 5 6 4
 United States Stuart 4 6 6      United States Stuart 7 3 6  
 Australia Evers 6 4 1       4  United States Austin 6 6  
      10  Romania Ruzici 2 4  
     United States Smith 4 6    
 Sweden Wikstedt 6 7        Sweden Wikstedt 6 7    
 United States Walsh 2 6          Sweden Wikstedt 3 0  
 United States Collins 6 6         10  Romania Ruzici 6 6    
 Czechoslovakia Budařová 2 2        United States Collins 3 4  
    10  Romania Ruzici 6 6    
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    13  Czechoslovakia Maršíková 6 5 9  
 United Kingdom Hobbs 6 7        United Kingdom Hobbs 3 7 7  
 United Kingdom Charles 2 5         13  Czechoslovakia Maršíková 3 2    
 Czechoslovakia Mandlíková 6 6          Czechoslovakia Mandlíková 6 6    
 United States Morrison 3 4        Czechoslovakia Mandlíková 7 6  
     United States Fernandez 5 1    
       Czechoslovakia Mandlíková 4 3  
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 6 6         7  United States King 6 6  
 Italy Simmonds 2 2        Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 5 4    
     United States Desfor 7 6    
       United States Desfor 3 2  
      7  United States King 6 6    
     United States Siegel 1 3  
7  United States King 6 6       7  United States King 6 6    
 South Africa Vermaak 4 1    

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  United Kingdom Wade 6 6    
 United States Louie 0 4       5  United Kingdom Wade 6 6    
     United States B. Jordan 0 1    
      5  United Kingdom Wade 6 7    
       West Germany Hanika 3 6    
     United States Antonoplis 5 6  
 West Germany Hanika 6 6        West Germany Hanika 7 7    
 United States Potter 4 3         5  United Kingdom Wade 6 6  
 West Germany Riedel 2 6 6        United Kingdom Jevans 1 2  
 France Thibault 6 1 3      West Germany Riedel 1 6 1  
     United Kingdom Jevans 6 3 6  
       United Kingdom Jevans 3 7 6
       Australia Tobin 6 5 2  
     Australia Tobin 4 7 7
 Argentina Madruga 6 4 8      Argentina Madruga 6 6 5  
12  United Kingdom Barker 3 6 6  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    14  United States K. Jordan 6 6    
 West Germany Bunge 3 7 8      West Germany Bunge 1 4    
 Netherlands Pakker 6 6 6       14  United States K. Jordan 6 6    
       Czechoslovakia Strachonova 2 2    
     Czechoslovakia Strachonova 2 6 7
 United States Teeguarden 7 6        United States Teeguarden 6 4 5  
 Germany Tomanová 6 4         14  United States K. Jordan 6 7 1
 Australia Doerner 6 6         3  Australia Goolagong Cawley 7 6 6
 Argentina Rapponi 2 4        Australia Doerner 5 6 6  
     United Kingdom Thompson 7 3 0  
       Australia Doerner 5 2  
      3  Australia Goolagong Cawley 7 6    
     United States Acker 3 1  
3  Australia Goolagong Cawley 6 6       3  Australia Goolagong Cawley 6 6    
 United States Harper 0 3    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8  Australia Turnbull 6 6    
 United States Forood 4 7 7      United States Forood 3 3    
 United States Gilbert 6 5 5       8  Australia Turnbull 6 6    
       United States Carillo 1 3    
     United States Nagelsen 0 2  
 United States Carillo 6 3 6      United States Carillo 6 6    
 United States Kiyomura 2 6 4       8  Australia Turnbull 6 4 6
      9  Australia Melville Reid 3 6 3
     Romania Simionescu 4 1    
 United States Fox 6 6        United States Fox 6 6    
 France Lovera 4 2          United States Fox 3 1  
      9  Australia Melville Reid 6 6    
     United States Meyer 1 2  
9  Australia Melville Reid 6 6       9  Australia Melville Reid 6 6    
 United States Blount 1 0    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
16  United States Shriver 6 6    
 Brazil Medrado 4 3       16  United States Shriver w/o      
     United States Du Pont        
       United States Du Pont 7 6    
 United States Margolin 7 6          United States White 5 3    
 United States Russell 5 2        United States Margolin 1 6 7
     United States White 6 3 9  
       United States Du Pont 2 1  
      2  United States Evert-Lloyd 6 6  
     United States May-Teacher 6 7    
 United States Moulton 6 6        United States Moulton 1 5    
 United Kingdom Tyler 4 3          United States May-Teacher 4 3  
      2  United States Evert-Lloyd 6 6    
     United States Whitmore 1 2  
2  United States Evert-Lloyd 6 6       2  United States Evert-Lloyd 6 6    
 United States Redondo 4 2    

External links[edit]