1979 French Open

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1979 French Open
Date 28 May - 11 June
Edition 78th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Prize money $375,000
Surface Clay / Outdoor
Location Paris (XVIe), France
Venue Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Sweden Björn Borg [1]
Women's Singles
United States Chris Evert [2]
Men's Doubles
United States Gene Mayer / United States Sandy Mayer [3]
Women's Doubles
Netherlands Betty Stöve / Australia Wendy Turnbull [2]
Mixed Doubles
Australia Wendy Turnbull / Australia Bob Hewitt [2]
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The 1979 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 28 May until 11 June. It was the 78th staging of the French Open, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1979.[4][5]

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Sweden Björn Borg defeated Paraguay Víctor Pecci, 6–3, 6–1, 6–7(6-8), 6–4 [1]

  • It was Borg's 7th career Grand Slam title, and his 4th French Open title.

Women's singles[edit]

United States Chris Evert-Lloyd defeated Australia Wendy Turnbull, 6–2, 6–0 [2]

  • It was Evert's 9th career Grand Slam title, and her 3rd French Open title.

Men's doubles[edit]

United States Gene Mayer / United States Sandy Mayer defeated Australia Ross Case / United States Phil Dent, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 [3]

Women's doubles[edit]

Netherlands Betty Stöve / Australia Wendy Turnbull defeated France Françoise Dürr / United Kingdom Virginia Wade, 3–6, 7–5, 6–4 [2]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Australia Wendy Turnbull / South Africa Bob Hewitt defeated Romania Virginia Ruzici / Romania Ion Ţiriac, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3 [2]

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [6] Men FF208,200 FF104,100 FF52,050 FF26,370 FF15,270 FF8,325 FF4,860 FF2,775
Women FF126,900 FF63,450 FF31,300 FF13,960 - FF6,870 FF3,600 FF696

Total prize money for the event was FF2,050,012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Roland Garros - 1979 Men's Singles". ATP. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "WTA Tournament Archive – 1979 Roland Garros" (PDF). WTA. 
  3. ^ a b "Roland Garros - 1979 Men's Doubles". ATP. 
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 390, 397, 400, 402–3. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  5. ^ Gilles Delamarre (1991). Roland Garros : Le Livre du Tournoi du Centenaire. Paris: Fédération Française de Tennis. pp. 240–245. ISBN 2906450510. 
  6. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1981). World of Tennis 1980. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0362020120. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1978 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1979 Wimbledon Championships