1977 Australian Open (January)

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1977 Australian Open (January)
Date 3 – 9 January[1]
Edition 65th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia[1]
Venue Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Men's Singles
United States Roscoe Tanner[2]
Women's Singles
Australia Kerry Melville Reid[3]
Men's Doubles
United States Arthur Ashe / Australia Tony Roche[4]
Women's Doubles
Australia Dianne Fromholtz / Australia Helen Gourlay[5]

The 1977 Australian Open (January) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.[1] The tournament was held from 3 to 9 January 1977.[1] Due to a scheduling change two Australian Opens took place in 1977 with the second taking place in December.


Men's singles[edit]

United States Roscoe Tanner defeated Argentina Guillermo Vilas, 6–3, 6–3, 6–3

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

Women's singles[edit]

Australia Kerry Melville Reid defeated Australia Dianne Fromholtz, 7–5, 6–2

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

Men's doubles[edit]

United States Arthur Ashe / Australia Tony Roche defeated United States Charlie Pasarell / United States Erik Van Dillen, 6–4, 6–4

Women's doubles[edit]

Australia Dianne Fromholtz / Australia Helen Gourlay defeated Australia Kerry Melville Reid / United States Betsy Nagelsen, 5–7, 6–1, 7–5


Boys' singles[edit]

Australia Brad Drewett[6]

Girls' singles[edit]

Australia Pamela Baily[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Australian Open 1977 - Overview". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "List of Australian Open men's champions". Reuters. 31 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Australian Open 1977 - Women's Singles". ITFTennis.com. 
  4. ^ "Australian Open 1977 - Men's Doubles". ITFTennis.com. 
  5. ^ "Australian Open 1977 - Women's Doubles". ITFTennis.com. 
  6. ^ "Honour Roll - Boys' Singles". AustralianOpen.com. 
  7. ^ "Honour Roll - Girls' Singles". AustralianOpen.com0. 

Preceded by
1976 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1977 French Open