1979 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1979 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionUnited States Martina Navratilova
Runner-upUnited States Chris Evert Lloyd
Final score6–4, 6–4
Details
Draw96 (8Q / 6WC)
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1978 · Wimbledon Championships · 1980 →

First-seeded Martina Navratilova successfully defended her title, defeating Chris Evert-Lloyd in a repeat of the previous year's final, 6–4, 6–4 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1979 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Seeds[edit]

01.   United States Martina Navratilova (Champion)
02.   United States Chris Evert Lloyd (Final)
03.   Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Semifinals)
04.   United States Tracy Austin (Semifinals)
05.   United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Quarterfinals)
06.   Australia Dianne Fromholtz (Quarterfinals)
07.   United States Billie Jean King (Quarterfinals)
08.   Australia Wendy Turnbull (Quarterfinals)
09.   Australia Kerry Reid (Fourth round)
10.   Romania Virginia Ruzici (Fourth round)
11.   South Africa Greer Stevens (Fourth round)
12.   United Kingdom Sue Barker (First round)
13.   Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková (Third round)
14.   United States Kathy Jordan (Fourth round)
15.   Netherlands Betty Stöve (Fourth round)
16.   United States Pam Shriver (Second round)

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

Both Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Billie Jean King were given protected seedings above their actual rankings, as they were returning from almost year-long injury absences.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States Martina Navratilova 2 6 6
6 Australia Dianne Fromholtz 6 3 0
1 United States Martina Navratilova 7 6
4 United States Tracy Austin 5 1
4 United States Tracy Austin 6 6 6
7 United States Billie Jean King 4 7 2
1 United States Martina Navratilova 6 6
2 United States Chris Evert Lloyd 4 4
5 United Kingdom Virginia Wade 4 0
3 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6 6
3 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3 2
2 United States Chris Evert Lloyd 6 6
8 Australia Wendy Turnbull 3 4
2 United States Chris Evert Lloyd 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States M Navratilova 4 6 6
Q South Africa T Harford 6 2 1 1 United States M Navratilova 6 6
WC United Kingdom J Durie 4 1
1 United States M Navratilova 6 6
United States R Casals 7 7 United States R Casals 3 3
West Germany H Eisterlehner 6 6 United States R Casals 7 6
France F Dürr 5 2
1 United States M Navratilova 7 6 6
11 South Africa G Stevens 6 7 3
Argentina V González 6 3 1
United States R Gerulaitis 6 6 United States R Gerulaitis 3 6 6
WC United Kingdom A Cooper 3 4 United States R Gerulaitis 3 2
South Africa M Kruger 7 4 5 11 South Africa G Stevens 6 6
WC United Kingdom G Coles 5 6 7 WC United Kingdom G Coles 0 3
11 South Africa G Stevens 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Netherlands B Stöve 6 6
United States J DuVall 1 4 15 Netherlands B Stöve 6 6
Australia C O'Neil 3 1
15 Netherlands B Stöve 2 6 6
United States K McDaniel 7 4 6 United States K McDaniel 6 3 2
West Germany K Ebbinghaus 5 6 1 United States K McDaniel 7 6
Hungary M Pinterova 6 2
15 Netherlands B Stöve 6 6
United States K Latham 6 5 4 6 Australia D Fromholtz 7 7
Italy D Porzio 3 7 6 Italy D Porzio 6 5
Q Netherlands M Mesker 7 7
Q Netherlands M Mesker 5 4
6 Australia D Fromholtz 7 6
Q Canada M Blackwood 2 3
United States B Hallquist 3 2 6 Australia D Fromholtz 6 6
6 Australia D Fromholtz 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 United States T Austin 4 6 6
South Africa B Cuypers 6 6 South Africa B Cuypers 6 1 2
Netherlands E Vessies-Appel 4 1 4 United States T Austin 6 6
United States BA Stuart 2 3
South Africa I Kloss 5 6 4
United States BA Stuart 4 6 6 United States BA Stuart 7 3 6
Australia D Evers 6 4 1 4 United States T Austin 6 6
10 Romania V Ruzici 2 4
United States A Smith 4 6
Sweden M Wikstedt 6 7 Sweden M Wikstedt 6 7
United States S Walsh 2 6 Sweden M Wikstedt 3 0
Czechoslovakia I Budařová 2 2 10 Romania V Ruzici 6 6
United States S Collins 6 6 United States S Collins 3 4
10 Romania V Ruzici 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková 6 5 9
United Kingdom A Hobbs 6 7 United Kingdom A Hobbs 3 7 7
Q United Kingdom L Charles 2 5 13 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková 3 2
Q United States D Morrison 3 4 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 6 6
Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 6 6 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 7 6
United States A-M Fernandez 5 1
Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 4 3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec 6 6 7 United States BJ King 6 6
Q Italy S Simmonds 2 2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec 5 4
United States D Desfor 7 6
United States D Desfor 3 2
7 United States BJ King 6 6
United States L Siegel 1 3
South Africa Y Vermaak 4 1 7 United States BJ King 6 6
7 United States BJ King 6 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United Kingdom V Wade 6 6
United States M Louie 0 4 5 United Kingdom V Wade 6 6
United States B Jordan 0 1
5 United Kingdom V Wade 6 7
West Germany S Hanika 3 6
United States L Antonoplis 5 6
West Germany S Hanika 6 6 West Germany S Hanika 7 7
United States B Potter 4 3 5 United Kingdom V Wade 6 6
West Germany I Riedel 2 6 6 WC United Kingdom D Jevans 1 2
France F Thibault 6 1 3 West Germany I Riedel 1 6 1
WC United Kingdom D Jevans 6 3 6
WC United Kingdom D Jevans 3 7 6
Australia A Tobin 6 5 2
Australia A Tobin 4 7 7
Argentina I Madruga 6 4 8 Argentina I Madruga 6 6 5
12 United Kingdom S Barker 3 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 United States K Jordan 6 6
Q Netherlands M Pakker 6 6 6 West Germany B Bunge 1 4
West Germany B Bunge 3 7 8 14 United States K Jordan 6 6
Czechoslovakia H Strachoňová 2 2
Czechoslovakia H Strachoňová 2 6 7
United States P Teeguarden 7 6 United States P Teeguarden 6 4 5
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová 6 4 14 United States K Jordan 6 7 1
Argentina E Raponi 2 4 3 Australia E Goolagong Cawley 7 6 6
Australia C Doerner 6 6 Australia C Doerner 5 6 6
WC United Kingdom B Thompson 7 3 0
Australia C Doerner 5 2
3 Australia E Goolagong Cawley 7 6
United States S Acker 3 1
United States M Louie 0 3 3 Australia E Goolagong Cawley 6 6
3 Australia E Goolagong Cawley 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Australia W Turnbull 6 6
United States L Forood 4 7 7 United States L Forood 3 3
United States D Gilbert 6 5 5 8 Australia W Turnbull 6 6
United States M Carillo 1 3
United States E Nagelsen 0 2
United States A Kiyomura 2 6 4 United States M Carillo 6 6
WC United States M Carillo 6 3 6 8 Australia W Turnbull 6 4 6
9 Australia K Reid 3 6 3
Romania M Simionescu 4 1
France G Lovera 4 2 United States R Fox 6 6
United States R Fox 6 6 United States R Fox 3 1
9 Australia K Reid 6 6
United States C Meyer 1 2
United States R Blount 1 0 9 Australia K Reid 6 6
9 Australia K Reid 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 United States P Shriver 6 6
Brazil P Medrado 4 3 16 United States P Shriver w/o
United States L duPont
United States L duPont 7 6
United States S Margolin 7 6 United States W White 5 3
United States J Russell 5 2 United States S Margolin 1 6 7
United States W White 6 3 9
United States L duPont 2 1
2 United States C Evert Lloyd 6 6
United States K Teacher 6 7
United Kingdom M Tyler 4 3 United States A Moulton 1 5
United States A Moulton 6 6 United States K Teacher 4 3
2 United States C Evert Lloyd 6 6
Q United States A Whitmore 1 2
United States M Redondo 4 2 2 United States C Evert Lloyd 6 6
2 United States C Evert Lloyd 6 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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