1978 Wimbledon Championships

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1978 Wimbledon Championships
Date 26 June – 8 July
Edition 92nd
Category Grand Slam
Draw 128S/64D/52XD
Prize money £279,023
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Sweden Björn Borg
Women's Singles
United States Martina Navratilova
Men's Doubles
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan
Women's Doubles
Australia Kerry Reid / Australia Wendy Turnbull
Mixed Doubles
South Africa Frew McMillan / Netherlands Betty Stöve
Boys' Singles
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Girls' Singles
United States Tracy Austin
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The 1978 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom.[1][2] The tournament ran from 26 June until 8 July. It was the 92nd staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1978.

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money for 1978 championships was £279,023. The winner of the men's title earned £19,000 while the women's singles champion earned £17,100.[3][4]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £19,000 £9,600 £4,800 £2,400 £1,440 £720 £350 £200
Women's Singles £17,100 £8,400 £4,200 £1,920 £1,100 £552 £324 £188
Men's Doubles * £7,500 £3,600 £2,000 £1,000 £500 £160 £75 N/A
Women's Doubles * £6,500 £3,120 £1,600 £800 £350 £110 £50 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £4,000 £2,000 £840 £480 £240 £0 £0 N/A

* per team

Champions[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Sweden Björn Borg defeated United States Jimmy Connors, 6–2, 6–2, 6–3 [5][6]

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova defeated United States Chris Evert, 2–6, 6–4, 7–5 [7][8]

It was Navratilova's 1st Grand Slam singles title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan defeated United States John McEnroe / United States Peter Fleming, 6–1, 6–4, 6–2 [9]

Women's Doubles[edit]

Australia Kerry Reid / Australia Wendy Turnbull defeated Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec / Romania Virginia Ruzici, 4–6, 9–8(12–10), 6–3 [10]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

South Africa Frew McMillan / Netherlands Betty Stöve defeated Australia Ray Ruffels / United States Billie Jean King, 6–2, 6-2 [11]

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl defeated United States Jeff Turpin, 6–3, 6–4 [12]

Girls' Singles[edit]

United States Tracy Austin defeated Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková, 6–0, 3–6, 6–4 [13]

Singles seeds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. ISBN 0007117078. 
  3. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401. 
  4. ^ "About Wimbledon – Prize Money and Finance". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Borg Romps Past Connors". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wimbledon, London, England. 8 July 1978. 
  7. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Martina Navratilova Fulfills Her Highest Ambition". St. Joseph News-Press. Wimbledon, London, England. 8 July 1978. 
  9. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Boys' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "Girls' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 

External links[edit]

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