1979 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1979 Australian Open
Champion United States Barbara Jordan
Runner-up United States Sharon Walsh
Final score 6–3, 6–3
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

Barbara Jordan defeated Sharon Walsh 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Women's Singles title at the 1979 Australian Open.

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. They are ordered by the round in which they were knocked out.

  1. Romania Virginia Ruzici (First round)
  2. Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Germany Renáta Tomanová (Semifinalist)
  4. Australia Sharon Walsh (Finalist)
  5. United States Barbara Jordan (Champion)
  6. United States Janet Newberry (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Australia Cynthia Doerner (Quarterfinalist)

Note: The sixth seed withdrew and was replaced by Cathy Griffiths.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
     Australia Mary Sawyer 7 6    
7  United States Janet Newberry 6 3    
     Australia Mary Sawyer 6 3    
  4  United States Sharon Walsh 7 6    
4  United States Sharon Walsh 6 6  
     Belgium Michele Gurdal 0 3    
    4  United States Sharon Walsh 3 3  
  5  United States Barbara Jordan 6 6  
  8  Australia Cynthia Doerner 2 1    
3  Germany Renáta Tomanová 6 6    
  3  Germany Renáta Tomanová 7 3 3
  5  United States Barbara Jordan 5 6 6  
5  United States Barbara Jordan 6 6  
  2  Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 2 2    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1 Romania V Ruzici 6 2 4
Australia M Sawyer 0 6 6 Australia M Sawyer 6 6
Japan N Sato 7 6 Japan N Sato 3 4
Australia E Little 5 4 Australia M Sawyer 7 6
Australia L Cassell 6 0 3 7 United States J Newberry 6 3
New Zealand J Chaloner 2 6 6 New Zealand J Chaloner 6 3 1
Australia D Evers 6 6 7 United States J Newberry 2 6 6
7 United States J Newberry 4 4 Australia M Sawyer 6 3
4 United States S Walsh 6 6 6 4 United States S Walsh 7 6
Netherlands M Mesker 7 2 4 4 United States S Walsh 6 6
Australia J Dimond 5 4 West Germany J Diesslin 1 4
West Germany J Diesslin 7 6 4 United States S Walsh 6 6
Australia K Pratt 6 6 Belgium M Gurdal 0 3
Q New Zealand C Newton 1 3 Australia K Pratt 1 4
Belgium M Gurdal 6 4 6 Belgium M Gurdal 6 6
LL Australia C Griffiths 4 6 1

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
8 Australia C Doerner 6 6
Australia K Ruddell 1 4 8 Australia C Doerner 5 7 6
Australia S Leo 6 4 1 Australia S Saliba 7 6 3
Australia S Saliba 4 6 6 8 Australia C Doerner 2 1
Australia P Whytcross 5 6 6 3 Germany R Tomanová 6 6
Sweden M Wikstedt 7 3 2 Australia P Whytcross 4 6 1
Australia N Gregory 6 5 3 Germany R Tomanová 6 4 6
3 Germany R Tomanová 7 7 3 Germany R Tomanová 7 3 3
5 United States B Jordan 6 6 5 United States B Jordan 5 6 6
Australia K Hallam 3 2 5 United States B Jordan 7 6
Q Australia R Catton 3 1 Q Australia A Minter 5 1
Q Australia A Minter 6 6 5 United States B Jordan 6 6
Q Australia B Randall 6 2 3 2 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 2 2
Australia L Harrison 4 6 6 Australia L Harrison 4 5
Australia J Walker 6 6 2 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 6 7
2 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 4 1

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