1979 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Doubles

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Women's Doubles
1979 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionsUnited States Billie Jean King
United States Martina Navratilova
Runners-upNetherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Final score5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Details
Draw48 (4Q)
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1978 · Wimbledon Championships · 1980 →

Kerry Reid and Wendy Turnbull were the defending champions, but decided not to play together. Reid teamed up with Anne Smith and lost in third round to Françoise Dürr and Virginia Wade, while Turnbull teamed up with Betty Stöve.

Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova defeated Stöve and Turnbull in the final, 5–7, 6–3, 6–2 to win the Ladies' Doubles tennis title at the 1979 Wimbledon Championships.[1] It was the 10th Wimbledon title, 15th Grand Slam title for King, and the 2nd Wimbledon title, 5th Grand Slam title for Navratilova, in their respective doubles careers.

Seeds[edit]

01.   United States Billie Jean King / United States Martina Navratilova (Champions)
02.   Netherlands Betty Stöve / Australia Wendy Turnbull (Final)
03.   France Françoise Dürr / United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Semifinals)
04.   United States Rosie Casals / United States Chris Evert Lloyd (Quarterfinals)
05.   Australia Dianne Fromholtz / South Africa Marise Kruger (Quarterfinals)
06.   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec / Romania Virginia Ruzici (Semifinals)
07.   South Africa Ilana Kloss / United States Betty Ann Stuart (Quarterfinals)
08.   United Kingdom Sue Barker / United States Ann Kiyomura (Quarterfinals)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States Billie Jean King
United States Martina Navratilova
3 6 6
7 South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States Betty Ann Stuart
6 3 0
1 United States Billie Jean King
United States Martina Navratilova
6 6
3 France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
2 4
3 France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6 6
5 Australia Dianne Fromholtz
South Africa Marise Kruger
4 2
1 United States Billie Jean King
United States Martina Navratilova
5 6 6
2 Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
7 3 2
6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
Romania Virginia Ruzici
7 7
4 United States Rosie Casals
United States Chris Evert Lloyd
6 5
6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
Romania Virginia Ruzici
1 5
2 Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6 7
8 United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
3 6 1
2 Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6 1 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 United States BJ King
United States M Navratilova
6 4 6
South Africa T Harford
United Kingdom A Hobbs
6 6 South Africa T Harford
United Kingdom A Hobbs
4 6 3
United States B Jordan
United States A Moulton
3 2 1 United States BJ King
United States M Navratilova
6 6
United States D Desfor
United States B Hallquist
6 6 United States D Desfor
United States B Hallquist
3 4
United States R Blount
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová
2 2 United States D Desfor
United States B Hallquist
6 6
United Kingdom C Drury
United Kingdom B Thompson
3 2
1 United States BJ King
United States M Navratilova
3 6 6
7 South Africa I Kloss
United States BA Stuart
6 3 0
Q Australia W Gilchrist
New Zealand B Perry
6 7
United States P Bostrom
United States M Redondo
7 3 6 Japan N Sato
Australia P Whytcross
4 6
Japan N Sato
Australia P Whytcross
5 6 8 Q Australia W Gilchrist
New Zealand B Perry
6 2
7 South Africa I Kloss
United States BA Stuart
7 6
United States R Gerulaitis
United States S Walsh
6 2
LL United Kingdom A Coe
United Kingdom C Molesworth
0 0 7 South Africa I Kloss
United States BA Stuart
7 6
7 South Africa I Kloss
United States BA Stuart
6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 France F Dürr
United Kingdom V Wade
7 6
South Africa B Cuypers
United States L duPont
7 0 6 South Africa B Cuypers
United States L duPont
6 3
United States K Jordan
United States W White
5 6 4 3 France F Dürr
United Kingdom V Wade
7 6
Australia K Reid
United States A Smith
6 2
United States S Acker
United States M Carillo
3 2
Australia K Reid
United States A Smith
6 2 6 Australia K Reid
United States A Smith
6 6
United States J Russell
United States K Teacher
4 6 2 3 France F Dürr
United Kingdom V Wade
6 6
United States K McDaniel
United States N Yeargin
6 6 5 Australia D Fromholtz
South Africa M Kruger
4 2
Australia N Gregory
Hungary M Pinterova
3 2 United States K McDaniel
United States N Yeargin
6 6
Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia R Maršíková
3 2
United States K McDaniel
United States N Yeargin
0 1
Q Argentina R Giscafré
United States J Stratton
3 6 6 5 Australia D Fromholtz
South Africa M Kruger
6 6
Australia C O'Neil
Sweden M Wikstedt
6 2 2 Q Argentina R Giscafré
United States J Stratton
6 1
5 Australia D Fromholtz
South Africa M Kruger
7 6

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
Romania V Ruzici
6 6 8
Australia C Doerner
United States L Forood
7 4 6 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
Romania V Ruzici
7 6
United States MJ Louie
United States M Louie
5 2
6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
Romania V Ruzici
6 6
United Kingdom J Durie
United Kingdom D Jevans
7 7 United Kingdom J Durie
United Kingdom D Jevans
3 1
Italy D Porzio
France F Thibault
6 6 United Kingdom J Durie
United Kingdom D Jevans
3 6 8
LL Italy S Simmonds
United States N Weigel
6 1 6
6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
Romania V Ruzici
7 7
4 United States R Casals
United States C Evert Lloyd
6 5
United States A-M Fernandez
United States S Margolin
4 3
Canada M Blackwood
Australia K Ruddell
5 2 United States L Allen
United States R Fox
6 6
United States L Allen
United States R Fox
7 6 United States L Allen
United States R Fox
2 2
South Africa G Stevens
United States P Teeguarden
6 6 4 United States R Casals
United States C Evert Lloyd
6 6
United Kingdom L Charles
United Kingdom G Coles
4 3 South Africa G Stevens
United States P Teeguarden
7 3 3
4 United States R Casals
United States C Evert Lloyd
5 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
8 United Kingdom S Barker
United States A Kiyomura
6 6
United Kingdom M Tyler
South Africa Y Vermaak
3 3 8 United Kingdom S Barker
United States A Kiyomura
6 6
United States D Gilbert
United States L Siegel
4 2
8 United Kingdom S Barker
United States A Kiyomura
6 2 6
Q United States K Sands
United States A Whitmore
2 6 4
Q Australia K Hallam
United States J Preyer
3 3
Q United States K Sands
United States A Whitmore
6 5 6 Q United States K Sands
United States A Whitmore
6 6
United States J DuVall
United States C Meyer
4 7 2 8 United Kingdom S Barker
United States A Kiyomura
3 6 1
United Kingdom A Cooper
United Kingdom J Fayter
3 4 2 Netherlands B Stöve
Australia W Turnbull
6 1 6
United States L Antonoplis
Australia D Evers
6 6 United States L Antonoplis
Australia D Evers
6 6
West Germany B Bunge
United States B Potter
4 2
United States L Antonoplis
Australia D Evers
2 2
Romania M Simionescu
Netherlands E Vessies-Appel
7 6 2 Netherlands B Stöve
Australia W Turnbull
6 6
Czechoslovakia I Budařová
Czechoslovakia H Strachoňová
5 4 Romania M Simionescu
Netherlands E Vessies-Appel
2 1
2 Netherlands B Stöve
Australia W Turnbull
6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

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