1977 Australian Open (December)

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1977 Australian Open (December)
Date 19 – 31 December[1]
Edition 66th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia[1]
Venue Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Vitas Gerulaitis[2]
Women's Singles
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley[3]
Men's Doubles
Australia Ray Ruffels / Australia Allan Stone[4]
Women's Doubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Australia Helen Gourlay Cawley[5]
Australia Mona Schallau Guerrant / Australia Kerry Melville Reid[5]
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The 1977 Australian Open (December) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1] The tournament was held from 19 to 31 December 1977.[1] Due to a scheduling change two Australian Opens took place in 1977 with the first taking place in January.

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

United States Vitas Gerulaitis defeated United Kingdom John Lloyd, 6–3, 7–6, 5–7, 3–6, 6–2

  • It was Gerulaitis's 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.

Women's singles[edit]

Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley defeated Australia Helen Gourlay Cawley, 6–3, 6–0

  • It was Goolagong Cawley's 6th career Grand Slam title.

Men's doubles[edit]

Australia Ray Ruffels / Australia Allan Stone defeated Australia John Alexander / Australia Phil Dent, 7–6, 7–6

Women's doubles[edit]

Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Australia Helen Gourlay Cawley vs. United States Mona Schallau Guerrant / Australia Kerry Melville Reid, shared due to rained out final [6]

Juniors[edit]

Boys' singles[edit]

Australia Ray Kelly[7]

Girls' singles[edit]

Australia Amanda Tobin[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Australian Open 1977 - Overview". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Vitas Bounces Back For Australian Title". Rome News-Tribune. 1 January 1978. 
  3. ^ "Evonne Captures Fourth". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. 2 January 1978. 
  4. ^ "Australian Open 1977 - Men's Doubles". ITFTennis.com. 
  5. ^ a b "Australian Open 1977 - Women's Doubles". ITFTennis.com. 
  6. ^ Mona Guerrant
  7. ^ "Honour Roll - Boys' Singles". AustralianOpen.com. Archived from the original on 2 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Honour Roll - Girls' Singles". AustralianOpen.com. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. 


Preceded by
1977 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1978 French Open