1978 French Open – Women's Singles

1978 French Open – Women's Singles

1978 French Open
Champion   Virginia Ruzici
Runner-up   Mima Jaušovec
Final score   6–2, 6–2
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    -45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
WC Doubles    men    women  
French Open
 < 1977 1979 > 

Virginia Ruzici defeated Mima Jaušovec 6–2, 6–2 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1978 French Open.[1]

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Virginia Ruzici is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Mima Jaušovec (Finalist)
  2. Virginia Ruzici (Champion)
  3. Regina Maršíková (Semifinalist)
  4. Nancy Richey (Second round)
  5. Kathy May (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Janet Newberry (First round)
  7. Katja Ebbinghaus (Second round)
  8. Laura Du Pont (First round)
  1. Renata Tomanová (Second round)
  2. Florenţa Mihai (First round)
  3. Jeanne Evert (Second round)
  4. Michelle Tyler (Second round)
  5. Fiorella Bonicelli (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Mariana Simionescu (Third round)
  7. Mareen Louie (Second round)
  8. Caroline Stoll (First round)

Draw

Key

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

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Mima Jaušovec 6 6    
5   Kathy May 4 2    
  1   Mima Jaušovec 6 6    
  3   Regina Maršíková 3 4    
3   Regina Maršíková 6 6  
  Q   Helga Masthoff 3 3    
    1   Mima Jaušovec 2 2  
  2   Virginia Ruzici 6 6  
  Q   Miroslava Bendlova 3 3    
    Brigitte Simon 6 6    
      Brigitte Simon 3 0  
  2   Virginia Ruzici 6 6    
13   Fiorella Bonicelli 7 4 6
  2   Virginia Ruzici 6 6 8  

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
1   Jaušovec 6 6    
  Walsh 1 3       1   Jaušovec 6 6    
  Nagelsen 6 7       Nagelsen 4 2    
  Hanika 4 5         1   Jaušovec 6 6    
Q   Bowrey 7 6         Q   Bowrey 1 3    
  Coles 5 4       Q   Bowrey 7 6  
12   Tyler 6 6     12   Tyler 5 4    
  Gerulaitis 2 2         1   Jaušovec 6 6  
9   Tomanová 6 7         5   May 4 2  
Q   Gregory 1 5       9   Tomanová 3 7 4  
  Strachonova 7 6       Strachonova 6 6 6  
  Giscafré 6 1           Strachonova 1 0  
  Viragh 6 6         5   May 6 6    
  Wikstedt 3 4         Viragh 6 2 6
5   May 6 6     5   May 4 6 8  
  Ganz 1 2    

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
3   Maršíková 7 6    
  Whytcross 5 1       3   Maršíková 6 6    
  Desfor 6 6 6     Desfor 0 4    
  Anliot 7 3 3       3   Maršíková 6 6    
Q   Budařová 6 6         14   Simionescu 1 4    
  Fayter 1 3       Q   Budařová 7 5 3
14   Simionescu 6 6     14   Simionescu 6 7 6  
  Evers 4 2         3   Maršíková 6 6  
15   Louie 6 6         Q   Masthoff 3 3  
  Harris 2 3       15   Louie 6 4 2  
Q   Masthoff 4 6 6   Q   Masthoff 3 6 6  
Q   Madruga 6 0 4       Q   Masthoff 7 6  
  Hunt 6 6           Hunt 6 4    
  Ornstein 2 3         Hunt 6 5 6
7   Ebbinghaus 6 2 6   7   Ebbinghaus 4 7 0  
  O'Neil 2 6 2  

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
Q   Bendlova 6 2 6  
8   Du Pont 4 6 3     Q   Bendlova 1 6 6  
  Rual 6 6       Rual 6 2 3  
  Klein 1 2         Q   Bendlova 6 6    
  Medrado 6 2 6         Medrado 3 4    
  Riedel 4 6 3       Medrado 6 6  
11   Evert 6 6 6   11   Evert 1 2    
  Simmonds 7 3 2       Q   Bendlova 3 3  
  Simon 7 6           Simon 6 6  
10   Mihai 5 2         Simon 6 6    
Q   Tobin 6 6     Q   Tobin 1 1    
  Stratton 1 2           Simon 6 6  
  Gonzalez 6 6           Gonzalez 4 3    
  Bohm 4 3         Gonzalez 6 4 6
4   Richey 6 6     4   Richey 4 6 3  
  Bostrom 2 2    

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
  Teeguarden 7 2 7  
6   Newberry 5 6 5       Teeguarden 6 6    
  Eisterlehner 4 6 6     Eisterlehner 1 4    
  Smith 6 3 2         Teeguarden 3 7 4  
Q   Mandlíková 6 6         13   Bonicelli 6 6 6  
  Pinterova 2 1       Q   Mandlíková 2 5  
13   Bonicelli 6 6     13   Bonicelli 6 7    
  Fuchs 4 1         13   Bonicelli 6 6 6
  Thibault 6 6         2   Ruzici 7 4 8
16   Stoll 3 4         Thibault 7 6    
  Latham 4 6 6     Latham 5 3    
  Lovera 6 4 4         Thibault 3 2  
  Ekblom 6 7         2   Ruzici 6 6    
  Doerner 2 5         Ekblom 1 3  
2   Ruzici 6 6     2   Ruzici 6 6    
  Blackwood 4 0    

References

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 396.  

External links

  • 1978 French Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw