1979 Australian Open
|1979 Australian Open|
|Date||24 December 1979 - 2 January 1980|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Venue||Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club|
|Guillermo Vilas |
|Barbara Jordan |
|Peter McNamara / Paul McNamee |
|Judy Chaloner / Diane Evers |
The 1979 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia and was held from 24 December 1979 through 2 January 1980. It was the 68th edition of the Australian Open and the fourth Grand Slam tournament of the year. The singles titles were won by Argentinian Guillermo Vilas and American Barbara Jordan.
- • It was Vilas' 4th and last career Grand Slam singles title and his 2nd title at the Australian Open.
- • It was Jordan's 1st and only career Grand Slam singles title.
- • It was McNamara's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.
- • It was McNamee's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.
- • It was Connor's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.
- • It was Evers's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.
1979 US Open
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by
1980 French Open