1978 US Open – Women's Singles

1978 US Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1978 US Open
Champion Chris Evert
Runner-up Pam Shriver
Final score 7–5, 6–4

Chris Evert was the three-time defending champion. She successfully defended her title, defeating Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1978 US Open.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Chris Evert is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Martina Navratilova (Semifinalist)
  2. Chris Evert (Champion)
  3. Virginia Wade (Third round)
  4. Wendy Turnbull (Semifinalist)
  5. Tracy Austin (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Dianne Fromholtz (Third round)
  7. Betty Stöve (Fourth round)
  8. Kerry Reid (Fourth round)
  1. Marise Kruger (First round)
  2. Mima Jaušovec (Second round)
  3. Virginia Ruzici (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Regina Maršíková (Fourth round)
  5. Marita Redondo (Fourth round)
  6. JoAnne Russell (Second round)
  7. Kathy May-Teacher (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Pam Shriver (Finalist)

Draw

Key

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

Final Eight

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Martina Navratilova 6 6    
11   Virginia Ruzici 3 2    
  1   Martina Navratilova 6 6    
  16   Pam Shriver 7 7    
-   Lesley Hunt 2 0  
  16   Pam Shriver 6 6    
    16   Pam Shriver 5 4  
  2   Chris Evert 7 6  
  15   Kathy May-Teacher 6 6 3  
4   Wendy Turnbull 3 7 6  
  4   Wendy Turnbull 3 0  
  2   Chris Evert 6 6    
5   Tracy Austin 5 1  
  2   Chris Evert 7 6    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1   Navratilova 6 6    
  Lovera 6 5 6       Lovera 1 1    
  Harford 3 7 2       1   Navratilova 6 6    
        Pinterova 1 2    
      Pinterova 6 7  
  Strachoňová 6 7         Strachoňová 2 6    
  Wikstedt 4 5         1   Navratilova 6 6  
  Du Pont 6 6           Kiyomura 4 2  
  Tyler 4 3         Du Pont 2 1    
      Kiyomura 6 6    
        Kiyomura 6 2 6
  Tomanová 6 6           Tomanová 3 6 3  
  Medrado 4 3         Tomanová 6 4  
    10   Jaušovec 2 2 r.  
 

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11   Ruzici 6 6    
  Whytcross 1 0       11   Ruzici 6 5 6  
      Thibault 4 7 2  
      11   Ruzici 6 6    
Q   Yonezawa 6 7           Louie 2 3    
  Fayter 3 5       Q   Yonezawa 7 6 1
      Louie 5 7 6  
      11   Ruzici 4 7 6
  Duvall 6 6           Margolin 6 6 4
  Simionescu 4 3         Duvall 3 4    
      Margolin 6 6    
        Margolin 6 7  
      6   Fromholtz 2 5    
      Desfor 1 3  
6   Fromholtz 6 6       6   Fromholtz 6 6    
  Harter 1 4    

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    3   Wade 6 6    
  Cuypers 6 3 6       Cuypers 0 1    
  Sparre 1 6 3       3   Wade 3 6 3  
        Forood 6 2 6  
      Forood 7 6 7
  Meyer 7 6         Meyer 5 7 6  
  Shaw 6 1           Forood 3 6 3
        Hunt 6 3 6
      Vermaak 3 6 4  
  Hunt 6 4 6       Hunt 6 2 6  
  Richey 3 6 4         Hunt 5 6 6
        Mandlíková 7 2 4  
      Mandlíková 6 3 6
14   Russell 6 6       14   Russell 2 6 2  
  Blackwood 1 4    

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
16   Shriver 6 6    
  Reynolds 1 1       16   Shriver 6 7    
      Walsh 3 6    
      16   Shriver 6 7    
  Evert 4 6 6         Evert 2 5    
  Moulton 6 0 1       Evert 6 6  
      Giscafré 1 4    
      16   Shriver 6 6  
      8   Reid 2 4  
      Overton 6 4 3  
  Tobin 6 6         Tobin 0 6 6  
Q   Hutnick 3 1           Tobin 0 1  
      8   Reid 6 6    
    Q   White 2 2  
8   Reid 6 6       8   Reid 6 6    
  Anthony 0 1    

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7   Stöve 6 6    
  Holladay 3 2       7   Stöve 6 6    
      Gonzalez 1 0    
      7   Stöve 7 6    
        Hobbs 6 2    
      Hobbs 7 6  
  Gerulaitis 3 6 6       Gerulaitis 6 2    
  McInerney 6 4 1       7   Stöve 4 6  
  Tolleson 6 6         15   May-Teacher 6 7  
  Latham 3 3         Tolleson 6 6    
      Potter 2 4    
        Tolleson 1 1  
      15   May-Teacher 6 6    
      Doerner 4 2  
15   May-Teacher 6 6       15   May-Teacher 6 6    
  Gurdal 4 0    

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13   Redondo 7 6    
  Bruning 6 1       13   Redondo 7 7    
      Casabianca 5 5    
      13   Redondo 2 7 6  
  Kloss 6 6 6         Kloss 6 6 1  
  Richards 2 7 4       Kloss 3 6 6
      Ziegenfuss 6 3 4  
      13   Redondo 2 7 2
  Collins 7 6         4   Turnbull 6 6 6
  Smith 5 4         Collins 6 6    
      Hepner 1 1    
        Collins 5 6 4
      4   Turnbull 7 1 6  
      Hallquist 2 3  
4   Turnbull 6 7       4   Turnbull 6 6    
  Ebbinghaus 2 5    

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5   Austin 6 6    
  Bostrom 0 1       5   Austin 6 6    
      O'Neil 3 0    
      5   Austin 6 6    
      Q   Fernandez 1 2    
    Q   Fernandez 6 6  
Q   Madruga 7 6       Q   Madruga 2 2    
  Ekblom 6 1         5   Austin 6 6  
  Smith 6 7           Smith 4 3  
  Jordan 1 6         Smith 6 7    
      Gilbert 1 6    
        Smith 6 6  
      Q   Bunge 3 1    
      Kuykendall 3 3  
Q   Bunge 7 7       Q   Bunge 6 6    
9   Kruger 6 6    

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
12   Maršíková 7 6    
  Teeguarden 5 3       12   Maršíková 6 6    
    Q   Vessies 2 1    
      12   Maršíková 6 6    
Q   Jordan 3 6 6         Liess 4 1    
  Nagelsen 6 3 4     Q   Jordan 4 4  
      Liess 6 6    
      12   Maršíková 4 1  
  Stoll 6 6         2   Evert 6 6  
  Coles 0 1         Stoll 5 7 6  
      Anliot 7 5 2  
        Stoll 1 5  
  Ganz 7 1 6       2   Evert 6 7    
  Hanika 5 6 4       Ganz 0 4  
    2   Evert 6 6    
 

External links

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