1979 WTA Tour

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1979 WTA Tour
Martina Navratilova ended the year with 11 titles
Martina Navratilova ended the year with 11 titles
Details
Duration 20 November 1978 – 8 January 1980
Edition 9th
Tournaments 57
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA championships (3)
Virginia Slims Circuit (11)
Colgate Series (32)
Non-Tour Events (5)
Achievements
Most tournament titles Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova (11)
Most tournament finals Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova (17)
Prize money leader Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova ($618,698)
Points leader Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova (15.748)
Awards
Player of the year Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Doubles Team of the year United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Most improved player of the year West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Newcomer of the year United States Kathy Jordan
1978
1980

The 1979 WTA Tour consisted of a number of tennis tournaments for female tennis players. It was composed of the newly streamlined version of the Virginia Slims Circuit (which was now an 11-week tour of the USA) and the Colgate Series. The year 1979 also saw the creation of the first official ranking system and these rankings were used to determine acceptance into the tournaments.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

This is a calendar of all events which were part of either the Virginia Slims circuit or the Colgate Series in the year 1979, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage. Also included are the Grand Slam tournaments, the 1979 Virginia Slims Championships, the 1979 Federation Cup and a number of events not affiliated with either tour.[1]

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Virginia Slims/Colgate Series championships
Virginia Slims Circuit
Colgate Series
Non-Tour Events
Team events

November (1978)[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
20 November Colgate International
Christchurch, New Zealand
Colgate Series
$35,000 – Grass - 48S/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
6-2, 6–1
West Germany Sylvia Hanika United States Lea Antonoplis
Sweden Mimi Wikstedt
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Japan Naoko Sato
United States Jane Stratton
Australia Lesley Hunt
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Sharon Walsh

6–1, 7–5
West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
West Germany Sylvia Hanika

December (1978)[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 December Toyota Classic
Sydney, Australia
Colgate Series
$75,000 – Grass - 64S/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
6–1, 1–6, 6-4
Australia Kerry Melville United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
Australia Lesley Hunt
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Lesley Hunt
Australia Kerry Melville
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6–2, 4-6, 6–2
New Zealand Judy Chaloner
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
11 December Adelaide International
Adelaid International, Australia
Colgate Series
$50,000 – Grass - 64S/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Kerry Melville
7–5, 6-7, 6–1
United States Beth Norton Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
South Africa Ilana Kloss
Australia Lesley Hunt
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Australia Chris O'Neil
Denmark Birgitte Hermansen
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Sharon Walsh

6–2, 6–2
South Africa Ilana Kloss
South Africa Marise Kruger
18 December New South Wales Open
Sydney, Australia
Colgate Series
$35,000 – Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
6–2, 7–5
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Sharon Walsh

6–2, 6–1
South Africa Ilana Kloss
South Africa Marise Kruger
25 December
1 January
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Grass – 64S/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Chris O'Neil
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
United States Betsy Nagelsen Australia Diane Evers
Australia Christine Matison
United Kingdom Sue Barker
Denmark Dorte Ekner
Australia Mary Sawyer
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová

7-5, 6–2
Japan Naoko Sato
Australia Pam Whytcross

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 January Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
Virginia Slims
$125,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Tracy Austin
6–3, 6–2
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova Australia Dianne Fromholtz
South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Pam Teeguarden
United States Anne Smith
United States Pam Shriver
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
Romania Virginia Ruzici

4-6, 6–2, 6–4
United States Renee Richards
United States Sharon Walsh
8 January Virginia Slims of Oakland
Oakland, California, USA
Virginia Slims
$125,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
7–5, 7–5
United States Chris Evert United States Ann Kiyomura
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
United States Kathy May
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Marita Redondo
United States Chris Evert
United States Rosie Casals

3-6, 6–4, 6–3
United States Tracy Austin
Netherlands Betty Stöve
15 January Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, Texas, USA
Virginia Slims
$125,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6-2
United Kingdom Virginia Wade Australia Dianne Fromholtz
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Stacy Margolin
United States Rosie Casals
United States Kathy Jordan
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
United States Janet Newberry

4-6, 6–4, 6–2
United States Pam Shriver
Netherlands Betty Stöve
22 January Virginia Slims of Hollywood
Hollywood, California, USA
Virginia Slims
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
South Africa Greer Stevens
6–4, 2–6, 6-4
Australia Dianne Fromholtz South Africa Marise Kruger
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Carrie Meyer
United States Terry Holladay
United Kingdom Sue Barker
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Tracy Austin
Netherlands Betty Stöve

6–2, 2-6, 6–2
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
29 January Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Virginia Slims
$200,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6-4
United States Tracy Austin Australia Kerry Melville
South Africa Greer Stevens
United States Anne Smith
South Africa Marise Kruger
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Rosie Casals
United States Betty-Ann Stuart

3–6, 7-5, 7-5
South Africa Ilana Kloss
South Africa Greer Stevens

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 February Virginia Slims of Seattle
Seattle, Washington, USA
Virginia Slims
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/15D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6–1, 3-6, 6–1
United States Renee Richards
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve

7-6, 4-6, 6–4
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
12 February Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, USA
Virginia Slims
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6–3, 6-4
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova United States Tracy Austin
South Africa Greer Stevens
United States Barbara Potter
United States Ann Kiyomura
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Rosie Casals
United States Chris Evert

6–4, 1-6, 6-3
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
United States Anne Smith
19 February Virginia Slims of Detroit
Detroit, United States
Virginia Slims
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Wendy Turnbull
7–5, 1–6, 7-6
Romania Virginia Ruzici Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
United States Rosie Casals
United States Anne Smith
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
United States Ann Kiyomura
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Netherlands Betty Stöve

6–4, 7–6
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
26 February Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, United States
Virginia Slims
$200,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/14D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–4
United States Chris Evert United States Tracy Austin
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Stacy Margolin
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
United Kingdom Sue Barker
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
United States Anne Smith

7–6, 6–2
United States Rosie Casals
United States Chris Evert

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 March Virginia Slims of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, United States
Virginia Slims
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/1D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Wendy Turnbull
5–7, 6-3, 6-2
United Kingdom Virginia Wade United States Rosie Casals
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Terry Holladay
United States Pam Shriver
South Africa Greer Stevens
United States Kathy Teacher
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve

6-4, 6–2
United States Renee Richards
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
12 March Virginia Slims of Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Virginia Slims
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 34S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
6–2, 7–6
United Kingdom Sue Barker United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Chris Evert
South Africa Greer Stevens
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Marita Redondo
Australia Kerry Melville
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6–4, 6–2
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
19 March Virginia Slims Championships
Los Angeles, United States
Year-end championships
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 8S/4D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6–3, 3-6, 6-2
United States Tracy Austin United Kingdom Sue Barker
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
Round Robin
South Africa Greer Stevens
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Chris Evert
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
7–6, 7-6
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
26 March WTA La Costa Classic
Carlsbad, United States
Non-tour event
$35,000 - Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Kerry Melville
7-6, 3-6, 6–2
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Marcie Louie
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková

6-2, 2-6, 6-4
United States Mareen Louie
United States Marita Redondo

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 April Bridgestone Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 8D
Doubles Draw
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve

7-5, 7-6
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
Australia Kerry Melville / Australia Wendy Turnbull
Australia Lesley Hunt / United States Sharon Walsh
United States Sherry Acker / United States Mary Carillo
United Kingdom Virginia Wade / United States Janet Newberry
United States Rosie Casals / United States Anne Smith
United States Carrie Meyer / United States Pam Teeguarden
Clairol Crown
Carlsbad, United States
Non-tour event
Grass
United States Chris Evert
3-6, 6–3, 6–1
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
9 April Family Circle Cup
Amelia Island, United States
Colgate Series
$150,000 – Clay – 30S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Tracy Austin
7–6, 7–6
Australia Kerry Melville Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
United States Lele Forood
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Laura DuPont
United States Rosie Casals
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova

6-4, 7-5
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
30 April Federation Cup
Madrid, Spain
Clay – 32 teams knockout
 United States
3-0
 Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia
 Soviet Union
 France
  Switzerland
 Great Britain
 Netherlands

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Tracy Austin
6–4, 1–6, 6-3
West Germany Sylvia Hanika United States Chris Evert
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Argentina Ivanna Madruga
Romania Virginia Ruzici
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
West Germany Iris Riedel-Kuhn
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Netherlands Betty Stöve

6–3, 6–4
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia Kerry Melville
14 May Bancroft Trophy
Vienna, Austria
Colgate Series
$75,000 – Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6–1, 6-1
United States Caroline Stoll Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
Romania Virginia Ruzici
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
Australia Kerry Melville
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
South Africa Marise Kruger
Australia Dianne Fromholtz

3-6, 6–4, 6–1
South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States Betty-Ann Stuart
21 May German Open
Hamburg, West Germany
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Clay - 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Caroline Stoll
7–6, 6–0
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková Romania Virginia Ruzici
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6–2, 7-5
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia Kerry Melville
28 May
4 June
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$375,000 - Clay (Red) – 64S/64Q/32D/28X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
United States Chris Evert
6–2, 6–0
Australia Wendy Turnbull Australia Dianne Fromholtz
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
United States Ruta Gerulaitis
Romania Virginia Ruzici
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Renata Tomanová
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull

3–6, 7–5, 6–4
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Romania Bob Hewitt

6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Romania Virginia Ruzici
Romania Ion Ţiriac

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 June Kentish Times
Beckenham, Great Britain
Non-tour event
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
6–3, 6–3
United States Laura DuPont
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United Kingdom Debbie Jevans
Australia Elizabeth Little
Australia Nicole Pratt
11 June Crossley Carpets Trophy
Chichester, United Kingdom
Colgate Series
$35,000 – Grass - 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
6–1, 6–4
United Kingdom Sue Barker United States Billie Jean King
South Africa Tanya Harford
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Teeguarden
United States Kate Latham
United States Pam Shriver
South Africa Greer Stevens
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6–3, 1–6, 7–5
United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
18 June Colgate International
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Colgate Series
$75,000 – Grass - 64S/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
7–5, 5–7, 13-11
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova United States Tracy Austin
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Wendy Turnbull
South Africa Ilana Kloss
West Germany Bettina Bunge
Australia Kerry Melville
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6–2, 6–2
South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States Betty-Ann Stuart
25 June
2 July
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
Grass – 96S/48D/48X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–4
United States Chris Evert United States Tracy Austin
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
United States Billie Jean King
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova

5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
South Africa Greer Stevens
South Africa Bob Hewitt

7–5, 7–6(9–7)
Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Frew McMillan

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
16 July Austrian Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
Colgate Series
$35,000 – Clay - 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
2–6, 7-5, 6–3
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Sweden Helena Anliot
Australia Diane Evers

6–0, 6-4
Romania Virginia Ruzici
Netherlands Elly Vessies
30 July Wells Fargo Open
Wells Fargo, California, USA
Colgate Series
$75,000 – Hard - 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Tracy Austin
6–4, 6–2
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Marita Redondo
United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Rosie Casals
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova

3-6, 6–4, 6-2
United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Betty-Ann Stuart

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 August US Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, United States
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Clay - 48S/24D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6–4, 6–3
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United States Renee Richards
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Anne Smith
United States Jeanne Duvall
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith

6-1, 6–0
United States Penny Johnson
United States Paula Smith
13 August Rothmans Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
Colgate Series
$35,000 – Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Laura DuPont
6–4, 6-7, 6–1
South Africa Brigitte Cuypers United States Diane Desfor
United States Pam Teeguarden
Australia Chris O'Neil
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Kay McDaniel
United States Mary Carillo
United States Lea Antonoplis
Australia Diane Evers

2-6, 6–1, 6–3
Australia Chris O'Neil
Sweden Mimi Wikstedt
Central Fidelity Banks
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6-3
United States Kathy Jordan Australia Wendy Turnbull
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Anne Smith
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Kate Latham
South Africa Greer Stevens
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6–1, 6–4
United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
20 August Volvo Tennis Cup
Mahwah, New Jersey, USA
Colgate Series
$75,000 – Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6–7, 6-4, 6–1
United States Tracy Austin Netherlands Betty Stöve
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United Kingdom Sue Barker
Argentina Ivanna Madruga
United States Terry Holladay
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
United States Tracy Austin
Netherlands Betty Stöve

7-6, 2–6, 6–4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
27 August
3 September
US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$300,000 - Hard – 96S/32D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
United States Tracy Austin
6–3, 6–4
United States Chris Evert United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Australia Kerry Melville
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull

7–5, 6–3
United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
South Africa Greer Stevens
South Africa Bob Hewitt

6–3, 7–5
Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Frew McMillan

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 September Toray Sillook Open
Tokyo, Japan
Colgate Series
$150,000 – Hard - 32S
United States Billie Jean King
6–4, 7–5
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United States Ann Kiyomura
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
United States Terry Holladay
Australia Kerry Melville
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Greater Pittsburgh Open
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Colgate Series
$35,000 – Hard - 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Sue Barker
6–3, 6–1
United States Renee Richards
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Candy Reynolds

6–3, 6-2
United States Bunny Bruning
United States Jane Stratton
24 September Davidson's Classic
Atlanta, United States
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
7–6, 6–4
Australia Wendy Turnbull Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
United States Tracy Austin
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
South Africa Marise Kruger
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
United States Chris Evert
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6–2, 6–4
United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Anne Smith

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 October US Indoors
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
6–3, 6–4
Australia Dianne Fromholtz Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
United States Tracy Austin
United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Billie Jean King
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova

6–4, 7-6
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
8 October Thunderbird Classic
Phoenix, United States
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Hard - 32S/16S
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6-1, 6–3
United States Chris Evert United States Kate Latham
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Laura DuPont
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Caroline Stoll
United States Ann Kiyomura
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6–4, 7–6
United States Rosie Casals
United States Chris Evert
15 October Borden Classic
Kyoto, Japan
Colgate Series
$35,000 – Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Betsy Nagelsen
6-3, 6–4
Japan Naoko Sato
China Chen Chuan
China Yu Li-Qiao

6–0, 7-6
Australia Sue Saliba
Australia Mary Sawyer
22 October Florida Federal Open
Tampa, Florida, USA
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Hard - 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
6–0, 6–3
United Kingdom Virginia Wade United States Chris Evert
United States Tracy Austin
Romania Virginia Ruzici
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Anne Smith
Romania Virginia Ruzici

7–5, 4–6, 7-5
South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States Betty-Ann Stuart
Hit Union Japan Open
Kyoto, Japan
Colgate Series
$35,000 – Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Betsy Nagelsen
6-1, 3–6, 6-3
Japan Naoko Sato
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Penny Johnson

3-6, 6–4, 7-6
China Chen Chuan
China Yu Li-Qiao
29 October Stockholm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Colgate Series
$35,000 – Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6-3, 6–7, 7-5
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull

7-5, 7–6
United States Billie Jean King
South Africa Ilana Kloss
Wightman Cup
London, United Kingdom
Hard (i)
Team event
 United States 7-0
Chris Evert 7-5, 6-2
Kathy Jordan 6-4, 6-7, 6-2
Tracy Austin 6-1, 6-4
Tracy Austin 6-4, 6-2
Chris Evert 6-1, 6-1
 Great Britain
Sue Barker
Anne Hobbs
Virginia Wade
Sue Barker
Virginia Wade
Tracy Austin / Ann Kiyomura 6-3, 6-1
Chris Evert / Rosie Casals 6-0, 6-1
Jo Durie / Deborah Jevans
Sue Barker / Virginia Wade

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 November Porsche Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Tracy Austin
6–2, 6–0
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
United States Chris Evert
Australia Kerry Melville
Sweden Nina Bohm
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova

6–3, 6-3
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Netherlands Betty Stöve
12 November Emeron Cup
Tokyo, Japan
Non-tour event
Grass
United States Tracy Austin
6–2, 6–1
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
19 November Diahatsu Challenge
Brighton, United Kingdom
Colgate Series
$75,000 – Carpet (i)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–3
United States Chris Evert United States Billie Jean King
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
South Africa Ilana Kloss
United Kingdom Glynis Coles
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Anne Smith

6–2, 6-1
South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States Laura DuPont
26 November Toyota Classic
Melbourne, Australia
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Grass - 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
6–3, 6-2
Australia Wendy Turnbull United States Rene Blount
Romania Virginia Ruzici
Sweden Mimi Wikstedt
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Billie Jean King
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Billie Jean King

6–3, 6–3
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
United States Anne Smith

December[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 December Building Society NSW Open
Sydney, Australia
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Grass - 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Sue Barker
6–0, 7–5
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Diane Desfor
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
Romania Virginia Ruzici
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Betty-Ann Stuart
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Billie Jean King

7–5, 6-4
United States Pam Shriver
United Kingdom Sue Barker
10 December Berri Fruit Juices
Adelaide, Australia
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Grass - 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
7–5, 2–2 ret.
Romania Virginia Ruzici United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Betty-Ann Stuart
United States Pam Shriver
United States Susan Leo
United States Roberta McCallum
United States Diane Desfor
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Romania Virginia Ruzici

2-6, 6–4, 6-4
United States Pam Shriver
United Kingdom Sue Barker
17 December Nabisco NSW
Sydney, Australia
Colgate Series
$50,000 – Grass - 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
6–3, 3–6, 6-3
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Diane Desfor
United States Barbara Hallquist

4-6, 6–2, 6-2
United States Barbara Jordan
Australia Kym Ruddell
24 December
31 December
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$350,000 - Grass – 64S/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Barbara Jordan
6–3, 6–3
United States Sharon Walsh Australia Mary Sawyer
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
United States Janet Newberry
Belgium Michele Gurdal
Australia Cynthia Doerner
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Judy Connor Chaloner
Australia Diane Evers Brown

6–1, 3–6, 6–0
Australia Leanne Harrison
Netherlands Marcella Mesker

January (1980)[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 January Colgate Series Championships
Washington DC, USA
Colgate Series championships
$250,000 – Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–1
United States Tracy Austin United States Chris Evert
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Round Robin
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova

6-4, 6-3
United States Rosie Casals
United States Chris Evert

Rankings[edit]

Below are the 1979 WTA year-end rankings (December 31, 1979) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[3]
No Player Name Points 1978 Change
1  Martina Navratilova (TCH) 15.748 1 =
2  Chris Evert (USA) 14.111 2 =
3  Tracy Austin (USA) 14.004 6 +3
4  Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) 11.814 3 -1
5  Billie Jean King (USA) 8.857 5 =
6  Dianne Fromholtz (AUS) 8.375 10 +4
7  Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 8.214 7 =
8  Virginia Wade (GBR) 7.959 4 -4
9  Kerry Melville (AUS) 6.645 9 +1
10  Sue Barker (GBR) 6.618 24 +14
11  Kathy Jordan (USA) 6.555 NR NR
12  Greer Stevens (RSA) 6.336 17 +5
13  Virginia Ruzici (ROU) 6.149 12 -1
14  Regina Maršíková (TCH) 6.013 14 =
15  Ann Kiyomura (USA) 5.457 39 +24
16  Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 5.010 35 +19
17  Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 4.952 45 +28
18  Caroline Stoll (USA) 4.951 26 +8
19  Kathy May (USA) 4.768 15 -4
20  Mima Jaušovec (YUG) 4.270 19 -1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WTA Tour Finals" (PDF). www.wtatennis.com. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  2. ^ "About the WTA". www.wtatennis.com. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Womens International Computer Rankings" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association (WTA). 31 December 1979. 

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