1983 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1983 Australian Open
Champion United States Martina Navratilova
Runner-up United States Kathy Jordan
Final score 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Details
Draw 64 (8Q)
Seeds 16
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
← 1982 · Australian Open · 1984 →

First-seeded Martina Navratilova defeated ninth-seeded Kathy Jordan 6–2, 7–6(7–5) in the final to win the Women's Singles title at the 1983 Australian Open tennis tournament.[1] The tournament was played on grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne from 29 November through 11 December 1983.[2][3] Navratilova earned $75,000 prize money for winning the title, her 8th career Grand Slam singles title and her 2nd title at the Australian Open after 1981. She improved her year record to 86 wins and 1 loss.[4][2] This tournament was also notable for being the first Australian Open in which Steffi Graf appeared in the main draw, and the last time that Billie Jean King appeared in the main singles draw of a grand slam.

The draw consisted of 64 players with a seeding list of 16 players. Eight players qualified from a qualifying competition of 32 players.[5] World no. 2 Chris Evert withdrew two weeks before the start of the tournament citing a foot injury.[3]

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money for the women's singles event was $342,000.[3]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64
Singles $75,000 $38,000 $20,500 $11,000 $6,000 $3,000 $1,500

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Martina Navratilova is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States Martina Navratilova (Champion)
  2. West Germany Sylvia Hanika (Quarterfinalist)
  3. United States Pam Shriver (Semifinalist)
  4. Australia Wendy Turnbull (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková (Second round)
  6. United States Zina Garrison (Semifinalist)
  7. United States Billie Jean King (Second round)
  8. United Kingdom Jo Durie (Quarterfinalist)
  1. United States Kathy Jordan (Finalist)
  2. United States Kathy Rinaldi (First round)
  3. West Germany Eva Pfaff (Third round)
  4. Canada Carling Bassett (Quarterfinalist)
  5. West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Third round)
  6. United States Barbara Potter (Third round)
  7. Czechoslovakia Helena Suková (Third round)
  8. South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
1 United States Martina Navratilova 4 6 6
8 United Kingdom Jo Durie 6 3 4
1 United States Martina Navratilova 6 6
3 United States Pam Shriver 4 3
3 United States Pam Shriver 6 6
12 Canada Carling Bassett 0 1
1 United States Martina Navratilova 6 7
9 United States Kathy Jordan 2 6
6 United States Zina Garrison 6 7
4 Australia Wendy Turnbull 2 6
6 United States Zina Garrison 6 1
9 United States Kathy Jordan 7 6
9 United States Kathy Jordan 7 7
2 West Germany Sylvia Hanika 6 5

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 United States M Navratilova 6 7
United States H Ludloff 0 5 1 United States M Navratilova 6 6
Australia E Sayers 6 Australia E Sayers 1 0
West Germany S Graf 1 r. 1 United States M Navratilova 6 6
France C Suire 6 6 6 16 South Africa R Fairbank 2 2
Q United States R White 7 3 3 France C Suire 2 2
Netherlands M Mesker 5 2 16 South Africa R Fairbank 6 6
16 South Africa R Fairbank 7 6 1 United States M Navratilova 4 6 6
8 United Kingdom J Durie 6 7 8 United Kingdom J Durie 6 3 4
United States S Acker 3 6 8 United Kingdom J Durie 6 6
Q United States G Fernández 5 6 6 Q United States G Fernández 2 2
United States P Smith 7 3 2 8 United Kingdom J Durie 6 7
United States A Moulton 6 7 United States A Moulton 1 6
Q United Kingdom A Brown 1 6 United States A Moulton 7 1 8
United States J Mundel 2 6 6 United States J Mundel 5 6 6
10 United States K Rinaldi 6 4 3

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 United States P Shriver 6 6
United States A-M Fernandez 1 4 3 United States P Shriver 6 6
France P Paradis 6 6 France P Paradis 3 2
Australia P Whytcross 3 2 3 United States P Shriver 3 6 6
United Kingdom A Hobbs 7 3 6 14 United States B Potter 6 3 4
Q Australia B Randall 6 6 3 United Kingdom A Hobbs 5 6 4
Italy R Reggi 0 4 14 United States B Potter 7 4 6
14 United States B Potter 6 6 3 United States P Shriver 6 6
12 Canada C Bassett 6 6 12 Canada C Bassett 0 1
United States A Kiyomura 4 3 12 Canada C Bassett 6 2 7
Australia A Minter 6 4 6 Australia A Minter 1 6 5
Japan E Inoue 3 6 2 12 Canada C Bassett 7 6
United States S Walsh 6 6 United States S Walsh 6 4
Q Australia A Dingwall 3 2 United States S Walsh 6 1
United States B Jordan 2 0 5 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 2 0 r.
5 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6 United States Z Garrison 7 6
South Africa Y Vermaak 6 3 6 United States Z Garrison 6 6
United States C Benjamin 3 6 6 United States C Benjamin 0 2
United States L Antonoplis 6 4 1 6 United States Z Garrison 7 6
United States A White 6 6 11 West Germany E Pfaff 6 4
Q France S Amiach 3 4 United States A White 5 4
Brazil C Monteiro 1 3 11 West Germany E Pfaff 7 6
11 West Germany E Pfaff 6 6 6 United States Z Garrison 6 7
13 West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6 4 Australia W Turnbull 2 6
Australia K Staunton 3 1 13 West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch 7 3 6
Q United States L McNeil 3 7 6 Q United States L McNeil 6 6 4
United States B Herr 6 5 1 13 West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch 6 4
United States L Forood 6 7 4 Australia W Turnbull 7 6
Australia E Minter 3 5 United States L Forood 2 2
Czechoslovakia M Skuherska 1 2 4 Australia W Turnbull 6 6
5 Australia W Turnbull 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
9 United States K Jordan 6 6
Switzerland L Drescher 1 2 9 United States K Jordan 6 4 6
United Kingdom V Wade 7 7 United Kingdom V Wade 4 6 1
Australia S Leo 6 5 9 United States K Jordan 6 4 7
France C Tanvier 6 6 France C Tanvier 1 6 5
France M-C Calleja 1 3 France C Tanvier 7 4 6
Q United States L Bernstein 2 2 7 United States B J King 6 6 4
7 United States B J King 6 6 9 United States K Jordan 7 7
15 Czechoslovakia H Suková 6 6 2 West Germany S Hanika 6 5
United States K Shaefer 4 1 15 Czechoslovakia H Suková 6 6
United States B Nagelsen 6 6 United States B Nagelsen 3 3
Czechoslovakia I Budařová 4 4 15 Czechoslovakia H Suková 2 4
France C Vanier 6 6 2 West Germany S Hanika 6 6
United States S Solomon 0 2 France C Vanier 2 1
United States B Norton 1 3 2 West Germany S Hanika 6 6
2 West Germany S Hanika 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Open – Draws – 1983". www.ausopen.com. Tennis Australia. 
  2. ^ a b "Grand Slam prize edges closer – Navratilova's Open". The Canberra Times. 58, (17,605). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 11 December 1983. p. 23 (Sunday Edition) – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ a b c John Barrett, ed. (1984). World of Tennis 1984 : The Official Yearbook of the International Tennis Federation. London: Willow Books. pp. 115–120. ISBN 0002181223. 
  4. ^ "Miss Navratilova Wins in Australia". The New York Times. 10 December 1983. 
  5. ^ "Australian Open – tournament details". www.itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation (ITF. }

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1983 US Open
Grand Slams
Women's Singles
Succeeded by
1984 French Open