1978 French Open

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1978 French Open
Date 29 May – 11 June
Edition 77th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Prize money $337,000
Surface Clay / Outdoor
Location Paris (XVIe), France
Venue Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Sweden Björn Borg [1]
Women's Singles
Romania Virginia Ruzici [2]
Men's Doubles
United States Gene Mayer / United States Hank Pfister [3]
Women's Doubles
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec / Romania Virginia Ruzici [2]
Mixed Doubles
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová / Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil [2]
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The 1978 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 29 May until 11 June. It was the 77th staging of the French Open, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1978.[4][5]

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Sweden Björn Borg defeated Argentina Guillermo Vilas, 6–1, 6–1, 6–3 [1]

  • It was Borg's 5th career Grand Slam title, and his 3rd French Open title.

Women's singles[edit]

Romania Virginia Ruzici defeated Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec, 6–2, 6–2 [2]

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

Men's doubles[edit]

United States Gene Mayer / United States Hank Pfister defeated Spain José Higueras / Spain Manuel Orantes, 6–3, 6–2, 6–2 [3]

Women's doubles[edit]

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec / Romania Virginia Ruzici defeated Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey / France Gail Sherriff Lovera, 5–7, 6–4, 8–6 [2]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová / Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil defeated Romania Virginia Ruzici / France Patrice Dominguez, 7–6, retired [2]

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [6] Men FF200,000 FF105,000 FF52,500 FF26,300 FF15,300 FF8,400 FF5,000 FF2,800
Women FF100,000 FF50,000 FF20,000 FF8,000 - FF4,000 FF2,000 FF1,000

Total prize money for the event was FF2,035,764.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ATP – 1978 Roland Garros Men's Singles Draw". ATP. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "WTA Tournament Archive – 1978 Roland Garros" (PDF). WTA. 
  3. ^ a b "ATP – 1978 Roland Garros Men's Doubles Draw". ATP. 
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 390, 396, 400, 402–3. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  5. ^ Gilles Delamarre (1991). Roland Garros : Le Livre du Tournoi du Centenaire. Paris: Fédération Française de Tennis. pp. 240–245. ISBN 2906450510. 
  6. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1980). World of Tennis 1979. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0354090681. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1977 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1978 Wimbledon Championships