1979 US Open – Women's Doubles

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Women's Doubles
1979 US Open
ChampionsNetherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Runners-upUnited States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Final score7–5, 6–3
Details
Draw48
Seeds12
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
← 1978 · US Open · 1980 →

Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova were the defending champions but lost in the final 5-7, 3-6 against Betty Stöve and Wendy Turnbull.

Seeds[edit]

Champion seeds are indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which those seeds were eliminated. Three seeded teams received byes into the second round.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
3 7 6
United States Diane Desfor
United States Barbara Hallquist
6 6 3
1 Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6 7
3 United States Rosie Casals
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
2 5
3 United States Rosie Casals
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6 6
6 Australia Dianne Fromholtz
South Africa Marise Kruger
3 3
1 Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6 6
2 United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
4 3
United States Sherry Acker
United States Julie Anthony
w/o
11 United States Tracy Austin
United States Kathy May-Teacher
United States Sherry Acker
United States Julie Anthony
2 5
2 United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6 7
United States Penny Johnson
United States Paula Smith
1 3
2 United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6 6


Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 Netherlands B Stöve
Australia W Turnbull
6 6
United States D Gilbert
United States S Gordon
3 3 1 Netherlands B Stöve
Australia W Turnbull
6 6
United States B Jordan
Australia K Ruddell
4 2
1 Netherlands B Stöve
Australia W Turnbull
5 6 6
United States A Moulton
United States M-L Piatek
7 3 0
West Germany B Bunge
United States W White
1 3
United States R Gerulaitis
Romania M Simionescu
2 1 United States A Moulton
United States M-L Piatek
6 6
United States A Moulton
United States M-L Piatek
6 6 1 Netherlands B Stöve
Australia W Turnbull
3 7 6
8 United States K Jordan
United States A Smith
6 6 United States D Desfor
United States B Hallquist
6 6 3
United States K Shaw-Ziska
United States Linda Siegel
1 2 8 United States K Jordan
United States A Smith
6 1
Italy D Porzio
France F Thibault
7 6
Italy D Porzio
France F Thibault
4 3
9 United States L duPont
United States S Walsh
3 7 2 United States D Desfor
United States B Hallquist
6 6
United States D Desfor
United States B Hallquist
6 5 6 United States D Desfor
United States B Hallquist
6 6
United States C Copeland
United States H Ludloff
1 2

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 United States R Casals
United States C Evert-Lloyd
6 6
Australia S Saliba
Australia M Sawyer
6 7 Australia S Saliba
Australia M Sawyer
0 1
Australia W Gilchrist
New Zealand B Perry
4 5 3 United States R Casals
United States C Evert-Lloyd
6 7
12 United States B Nagelsen
United States P Shriver
3 6
12 United States B Nagelsen
United States P Shriver
6 7
New Zealand J Chaloner
United States J Nachand
7 5 5 United States K Horvath
United States S Mascarin
3 6
United States K Horvath
United States S Mascarin
5 7 7 3 United States R Casals
United States C Evert-Lloyd
6 6
6 Australia D Fromholtz
South Africa M Kruger
3 6 6 6 Australia D Fromholtz
South Africa M Kruger
3 3
United States A-M Fernandez
United States S Mcinerney
6 3 1 6 Australia D Fromholtz
South Africa M Kruger
6 7
Argentina R Giscafré
United States J Stratton
0 6
6 Australia D Fromholtz
South Africa M Kruger
6 6
Japan N Sato
Australia P Whytcross
5 6 United States F Hutnick
United States B Norton
3 4
Australia C Doerner
United States L Forood
7 7 Australia C Doerner
United States L Forood
6 3
United States F Hutnick
United States B Norton
7 6

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Canada W Barlow
Australia A Tobin
5 3
Australia C O'Neil
Sweden M Wikstedt
7 6 Australia C O'Neil
Sweden M Wikstedt
7 6
United States L Allen
United States R Fox
6 1 Australia C O'Neil
Sweden M Wikstedt
6 0
United States S Acker
United States J Anthony
7 6
United States B Bruning
United States C Reynolds
5 6 5
United States S Acker
United States J Anthony
6 3 7 United States S Acker
United States J Anthony
7 4 7
5 France F Dürr
United Kingdom V Wade
1 6 6 United States S Acker
United States J Anthony
w/o
11 United States T Austin
United States K May-Teacher
United States M Carillo
United States J Russell
2 7 2
United States M Louie
United States M Redondo
3 1 11 United States T Austin
United States K May-Teacher
6 6 6
11 United States T Austin
United States K May-Teacher
6 6 11 United States T Austin
United States K May-Teacher
7 6 6
South Africa B Cuypers
South Africa Y Vermaak
5 7 1
South Africa B Cuypers
South Africa Y Vermaak
7 7
United States S Collins
United States J Duvall
6 2 6 United States S Collins
United States J Duvall
6 5
4 United Kingdom S Barker
United States A Kiyomura
2 6 3

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United States P Johnson
United States P Smith
6 6
United States M Harper
Chile S Urroz
3 2 United States P Johnson
United States P Smith
6 6
United States K Mcdaniel
United States N Yeargin
4 2
United States P Johnson
United States P Smith
6 7
7 South Africa I Kloss
United States B-A Stuart
4 5
United Kingdom J Durie
United Kingdom D Jevans
1 2
South Africa R Fairbank
United States K Feldman
3 3 7 South Africa I Kloss
United States B-A Stuart
6 6
7 South Africa I Kloss
United States B-A Stuart
6 6 United States P Johnson
United States P Smith
1 3
2 United States BJ King
Czechoslovakia M Navratilova
6 6
United States S Margolin
South Africa G Stevens
6 2
South Africa T Harford
United Kingdom A Hobbs
3 6 2 10 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová
7 6
10 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová
6 1 6 10 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová
United States D Morrison
United States A Whitmore
6 6 6 2 United States BJ King
Czechoslovakia M Navratilova
w/o
United States L Antonoplis
Australia D Evers
7 4 7 United States L Antonoplis
AustraliaD Evers
5 2
2 United States BJ King
Czechoslovakia M Navratilova
7 6

Sources[edit]