1977 Australian Open (December) – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1977 Australian Open (December)
Champion Australia Evonne Goolagong
Runner-up Australia Helen Gourlay
Final score 6–3, 6–0
Details
Draw 32 (4Q)
Seeds 8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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The second of the two Australian Opens held in 1977 started on 19 December and ended on 31 December. It was held in Kooyong in Melbourne and was a grass court tournament. For the first Australian Open held in 1977, see: 1977 Australian Open (January).

Kerry Reid was the defending champion, but was eliminated in the semifinals by Evonne Goolagong.

Evonne defeated Helen Gourlay, 6–3 6–0, in the final.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Evonne Goolagong (Champion)
  2. United Kingdom Sue Barker (Semifinal)
  3. Australia Kerry Reid (Semifinal)
  4. United States Mona Guerrant (Quarterfinal)
  5. Australia Helen Gourlay (Final)
  6. Sweden Helena Anliot (First Round)
  7. United States Kathleen Harter (Quarterfinal)
  8. United States Rayni Fox (Quarterfinal)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
                   
1 Australia Evonne Goolagong 6 6  
3 Australia Kerry Reid 1 3  
1 Australia Evonne Goolagong 6 6  
5 Australia Helen Gourlay 3 0  
5 Australia Helen Gourlay 7 6  
2 United Kingdom Sue Barker 5 4  

Top Half[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1 Australia E Goolagong 6 6  
  Australia D Evers 1 3   1 Australia E Goolagong 6 6  
  Australia M Sawyer 3 4     Japan N Sato 4 0  
  Japan N Sato 6 6   1 Australia E Goolagong 6 6  
  Australia K Hallam 5 6 7 Q Australia J Dalton 3 1  
  New Zealand D Marzano 7 4 5   Australia K Hallam 0 3  
Q Australia J Dalton 7 6   Q Australia J Dalton 6 6  
6 Sweden H Anliot 6 2   1 Australia E Goolagong 6 6  
3 Australia K Reid 6 6   3 Australia K Reid 1 3  
Q Australia K Pratt 4 2   3 Australia K Reid 6 6  
LL Australia K Gulley 6 0 3   Australia L Harrison 0 0  
  Australia L Harrison 4 6 6 3 Australia K Reid 6 7  
  Australia C Draper 2 2   7 Australia K Harter 1 5  
  Australia J Wilton 6 6     Australia J Wilton 2 3  
  Australia S Saliba 1 5   7 Australia K Harter 6 6  
7 Australia K Harter 6 7  

Bottom Half[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
5 Australia H Gourlay 6 6  
  Australia W Paish 1 3   5 Australia H Gourlay 6 6  
  Australia E Little 6 6     Australia E Little 0 1  
  Australia K Ruddell 2 3   5 Australia H Gourlay 3 6 6
  Australia M Pekovitch 4 3   4 United States M Guerrant 6 1 4
  Australia A Tobin 6 6     Australia A Tobin 6 2  
Q Australia S Leo 2 1   4 United States M Guerrant 7 6  
4 United States M Guerrant 6 6   5 Australia H Gourlay 7 6  
8 United States R Fox 6 6   2 United Kingdom S Barker 5 4  
  Australia C Matison 2 1   8 United States R Fox 7 6 7
  United States P Bostrom 6 4 9   United States P Bostrom 5 7 5
  Australia P Whytcross 3 6 7 8 United States R Fox 3 0  
Q Australia S Pinchbeck 5 1   2 United Kingdom S Barker 6 6  
  Australia N Gregory 7 6     Australia N Gregory 5 3  
  United Kingdom C Drury 3 2   2 United Kingdom S Barker 7 6  
2 United Kingdom S Barker 6 6  

See also[edit]

1977 Australian Open (December)

References[edit]