1978 US Open – Women's Doubles

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Women's Doubles
1978 US Open
ChampionsUnited States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Runners-upAustralia Kerry Reid
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Final score7–6, 6–4
Details
Draw48
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
← 1977 · US Open · 1979 →

Martina Navratilova and Betty Stöve were the defending champions, but competed this year with different partners.

Navratilova teamed up with Billie Jean King and successfully defended her title by defeating Kerry Reid and Wendy Turnbull 7–6, 6–4 in the final.

Stöve teamed up with Chris Evert and lost in first round to Betsy Nagelsen and Pam Shriver.

Seeds[edit]

  1. United States Billie Jean King / Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova (Champions)
  2. Australia Kerry Reid / Australia Wendy Turnbull (Final)
  3. United States Chris Evert / Netherlands Betty Stöve (First round)
  4. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec / Romania Virginia Ruzici (Second round)
  5. France Françoise Dürr / United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Semifinals)
  6. South Africa Ilana Kloss / South Africa Marise Kruger (Third round)
  7. Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková / United States Pam Teeguarden (Third round)
  8. United States Ann Kiyomura / United Kingdom Sue Mappin (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
7 6
South Africa Tanya Harford
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
5 1
1 United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6 6
5 France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
2 3
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Wendy White
1 6 1
5 France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6 4 6
1 United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
7 6
2 Australia Kerry Reid
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6 4
United States Tracy Austin
United States Kathy May
2 6 4
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Pam Shriver
6 3 6
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Pam Shriver
4 6 5
2 Australia Kerry Reid
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6 1 7
Australia Chris O'Neil
United States Paula Smith
3 2
2 Australia Kerry Reid
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6 6

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 United States BJ King
Czechoslovakia M Navratilova
6 6
United States J Evert
United States K Kuykendall
1 0 1 United States BJ King
Czechoslovakia M Navratilova
6 7
United States W Overton
United States V Ziegenfuss
2 6
1 United States BJ King
Czechoslovakia M Navratilova
6 6
Canada M Blackwood
United Kingdom J Fayter
6 3 6 Canada M Blackwood
United Kingdom J Fayter
2 1
United States J Stratton
Sweden M Wikstedt
3 6 4 Canada M Blackwood
United Kingdom J Fayter
6 6
United States S Collins
United States Jeanne DuVall
2 4
1 United States BJ King
Czechoslovakia M Navratilova
7 6
7 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková
United States P Teeguarden
6 6 South Africa T Harford
United Kingdom A Hobbs
5 1
United States D Gilbert
United States K Latham
1 1 7 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková
United States P Teeguarden
6 6
Belgium M Gurdal
Japan N Sato
1 3
7 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková
United States P Teeguarden
3 6 5
South Africa T Harford
United Kingdom A Hobbs
6 2 7
United States T Holladay
United States R Richards
7 6 3
United States R Blount
Brazil P Medrado
3 4 South Africa T Harford
United Kingdom A Hobbs
6 7 6
South Africa T Harford
United Kingdom A Hobbs
6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
Romania V Ruzici
7 6
United States Felicia Hutnick
United States Kay McDaniel
5 0 4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
Romania V Ruzici
7 3 4
United States K Jordan
United States W White
6 6 6
United States K Jordan
United States W White
6 6
New Zealand Chris Newton
Australia P Whytcross
2 0
New Zealand Chris Newton
Australia P Whytcross
7 6
Australia C Doerner
United States Ruta Gerulaitis
6 4 6 Australia C Doerner
United States Ruta Gerulaitis
5 4
Czechoslovakia H Strachoňová
West Germany R Tomanová
4 6 2 United States K Jordan
United States W White
1 6 1
5 France F Dürr
United Kingdom V Wade
7 6 5 France F Dürr
United Kingdom V Wade
6 4 6
United States K Harter
United States C Stoll
5 3 5 France F Dürr
United Kingdom V Wade
7 6
United Kingdom M Tyler
South Africa Y Vermaak
6 3
5 France F Dürr
United Kingdom V Wade
5 6 6
South Africa B Cuypers
United States K Shaw
6 5 7 South Africa B Cuypers
United States K Shaw
7 0 1
United States Bunny Bruning
United States R Fox
4 7 6 South Africa B Cuypers
United States K Shaw
6 6
United States J Russell
United States Stephanie Tolleson
0 2

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United States Z Liess
United States N Yeargin
0 4
United States T Austin
United States K May
6 6 United States T Austin
United States K May
6 6
United States Patricia Bostrom
Australia Kym Ruddell
2 0
United States T Austin
United States K May
6 6
United States D Desfor
United States Gretchen Galt
5 6 2 8 United States A Kiyomura
United Kingdom Sue Mappin
3 4
United States J Anthony
United States A Smith
7 1 6 United States J Anthony
United States A Smith
6 3
8 United States A Kiyomura
United Kingdom Sue Mappin
7 6
United States T Austin
United States K May
2 6 4
United States B Hallquist
United States Sheila McInerney
4 6 6 United States B Nagelsen
United States P Shriver
6 3 6
Belgium Susan Hagey
United States D Morrison
6 3 3 United States B Hallquist
United States Sheila McInerney
5 7
Australia D Fromholtz
Australia L Hunt
7 6 r
United States B Hallquist
United States Sheila McInerney
2 3
United States B Nagelsen
United States P Shriver
6 6
United States AM Fernandez
United States M Louie
1 2
United States B Nagelsen
United States P Shriver
6 6 United States B Nagelsen
United States P Shriver
6 6
3 United States C Evert
Netherlands B Stöve
3 2

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Australia C O'Neil
United States P Smith
5 6 6
United States S Acker
United States Stacy Margolin
7 4 4 Australia C O'Neil
United States P Smith
6 6
United States H Ludloff
United States A Moulton
3 2
Australia C O'Neil
United States P Smith
3 6 6
6 South Africa I Kloss
South Africa M Kruger
6 3 3
United States B Jordan
United States C Reynolds
1 5
Sweden H Anliot
United States M Redondo
5 4 6 South Africa I Kloss
South Africa M Kruger
6 7
6 South Africa I Kloss
South Africa M Kruger
7 6 Australia C O'Neil
United States P Smith
3 3
Australia N Gregory
Australia A Tobin
3 7 1 2 Australia K Reid
Australia W Turnbull
6 6
United States L Forood
Argentina R Giscafré
6 6 6 United States L Forood
Argentina R Giscafré
4 6 6
West Germany B Bunge
Denmark H Sparre
6 3 4
United States L Forood
Argentina R Giscafré
2 2
2 Australia K Reid
Australia W Turnbull
6 6
United States L duPont
United States S Walsh
4 4
Argentina C Casabianca
Argentina I Madruga
3 2 2 Australia K Reid
Australia W Turnbull
6 6
2 Australia K Reid
Australia W Turnbull
6 6

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