1979 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1979 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Barbara Jordan
Runner-upUnited States Sharon Walsh
Final score6–3, 6–3
Details
Draw32 (4Q)
Seeds7
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
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Fifth-seeded Barbara Jordan defeated Sharon Walsh 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1979 Australian Open.

This was Jordan's first tour-level title; the next time that a woman would score her first tour win at a Grand Slam event would not come until Jeļena Ostapenko won the 2017 French Open.[1]

This was the last time where two first time Slam finalists meet each other until the 2004 French Open.[2]

Until the 2017 French Open, this would be the last Grand Slam event that none of the former Grand Slam champions would reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal.

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. United States Sharon Walsh (Finalist)
  5. United States Barbara Jordan (Champion)
  6. n/a
  7. United States Janet Newberry (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Australia Cynthia Doerner (Quarterfinalist)

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

Qualifying[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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 Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová 6 6
3 Czechoslovakia 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 Czechoslovakia R Tomanová 6 6
Sweden M Wikstedt 7 3 2 Australia P Whytcross 4 6 1
Australia N Gregory 6 5 3 Czechoslovakia R Tomanová 6 4 6
3 Czechoslovakia R Tomanová 7 7 3 Czechoslovakia 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 4 1 2 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 6 7
2 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win French Open". ESPN.com. 2017-06-10. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  2. ^ "Myskina wins French to make history". The Daily Telegraph. 5 June 2004. Retrieved 13 June 2017.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1979 US Open – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1980 French Open – Women's Singles