1978 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1978 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1978 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Martina Navratilova
Runner-up   Chris Evert
Final score   2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1977 1979 > 

Virginia Wade was the defending champion, but she was defeated in the semifinals by Chris Evert.

Martina Navratilova won her first Grand Slam, of 18 and a record nine Wimbledon titles, by defeating her rival Evert in the final.

Contents

  • Seeds 1
  • Draw 2
    • Key 2.1
    • Finals 2.2
    • Top Half 2.3
      • Section 1 2.3.1
      • Section 2 2.3.2
      • Section 3 2.3.3
      • Section 4 2.3.4
    • Bottom Half 2.4
      • Section 5 2.4.1
      • Section 6 2.4.2
      • Section 7 2.4.3
      • Section 8 2.4.4
  • External links 3
  • References 4

Seeds

  1. Chris Evert (Final)
  2. Martina Navratilova (Champion)
  3. Evonne Cawley (Semifinals)
  4. Virginia Wade (Semifinals)
  5. Billie Jean King (Quarterfinals)
  6. Betty Stöve (Fourth Round)
  7. Wendy Turnbull (Fourth Round)
  8. Dianne Fromholtz (Fourth Round)
  9. Tracy Austin (Fourth Round)
  10. Kerry Melville (Fourth Round)
  11. Marise Kruger (Quarterfinals)
  12. Mima Jaušovec (Quarterfinals)
  13. Virginia Ruzici (Quarterfinals)
  14. Sue Barker (Fourth Round)
  15. Regina Maršíková (Fourth Round)
  16. Marita Redondo (Third Round)

As originally published Miss Rosemary Casals (USA) was seeded 14th and Miss Sue Barker (GB) was seeded 16th. The withdrawal of Miss Casals before the draw was made allowed for a redrafting of the seeding list.[1]

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Chris Evert 6 3 6  
5   Billie Jean King 3 6 2  
  1   Chris Evert 8 6    
  4   Virginia Wade 6 2    
4   Virginia Wade 6 6  
  12   Mima Jaušovec 0 4    
    1   Chris Evert 6 4 5
  2   Martina Navratilova 2 6 7
  13   Virginia Ruzici 5 3    
3   Evonne Cawley 7 6    
  3   Evonne Cawley 6 4 4
  2   Martina Navratilova 2 6 6  
11   Marise Kruger 2 4  
  2   Martina Navratilova 6 6    

Top Half

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1   C Evert 6 6    
  F Thibault 4 2         H Anliot 1 0    
  H Anliot 6 6         1   C Evert 6 4 6  
        L Du Pont 1 6 0  
      L Du Pont 6 6  
  S McInerney 7 4         J Chaloner 2 0    
  J Chaloner 9 6         1   C Evert 6 6  
  G Coles 3 4         10   K Melville 3 4  
  H Sparre 6 6         H Sparre 4 6 6  
      I Riedel 6 2 1  
        H Sparre 0 4  
      10   K Melville 6 6    
      M Simionescu 1 0  
  L Antonoplis 2 4       10   K Melville 6 6    
10   K Melville 6 6    

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
14   S Barker 6 6    
  A Kiyomura 4 1       14   S Barker 6 6    
      T Harford 1 3    
      14   S Barker 2 8 7  
        P Shriver 6 6 5  
      R Harris 0 0  
  M Wikstedt 3 3         P Shriver 6 6    
  P Shriver 6 6         14   S Barker 2 2  
  L Mottram 1 4         5   BJ King 6 6  
  R Tomanová 6 6         R Tomanová 5 6 6  
      D Evers 7 3 2  
        R Tomanová 6 3 3
      5   BJ King 4 6 6  
      M Pinterova 3 2  
  M Gurdal 0 2       5   BJ King 6 6    
5   BJ King 6 6    

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4   V Wade 6 6    
  E Ekblom 1 2       4   V Wade 6 6    
      L Bowrey 1 4    
      4   V Wade 6 4 7  
  Y Vermaak 6 6           Y Vermaak 4 6 5  
  D Ganz 1 4         Y Vermaak 6 4 6
      B Potter 0 6 2  
      4   V Wade 7 6  
  R Gerulaitis 6 6           R Gerulaitis 5 4  
  S Tolleson 4 2         R Gerulaitis 6 6    
      H Ludloff 0 0    
        R Gerulaitis 6 6  
      16   M Redondo 0 2    
      S Walsh 2 2  
  J Fayter 1 5       16   M Redondo 6 6    
16   M Redondo 6 7    

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
12   M Jaušovec 6 6    
  F Mihai 3 1       12   M Jaušovec 9 7 6  
      J Russell 8 9 4  
      12   M Jaušovec 2 6 6  
        M Tyler 6 2 3  
      M Tyler 6 6  
  W Barlow 1 3         H Cawley 3 4    
  H Cawley 6 6         12   M Jaušovec 8 4 6
      7   W Turnbull 6 6 3
      C Meyer 9 6    
  C Reynolds 1 5         H Strachonová 8 1    
  H Strachonová 6 7           C Meyer 2 6  
  P Peled 2 4         7   W Turnbull 6 8    
  S Mappin 6 6         S Mappin 9 3 4
    7   W Turnbull 8 6 6  
 

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    6   B Stöve 6 6    
  A Hobbs 1 2         S Margolin 1 3    
  S Margolin 6 6         6   B Stöve 6 6    
  F Bonicelli 1 0           F Dürr 3 2    
  F Dürr 6 6         F Dürr 6 6  
      L Charles 2 2    
      6   B Stöve 7 4 3
      13   V Ruzici 5 6 6
      M Blackwood 5 2    
  K Harter 8 0         B Cuypers 7 6    
  B Cuypers 9 6           B Cuypers 6 4  
      13   V Ruzici 8 6    
      R Giscafré 3 5  
  W Shaw 1 2       13   V Ruzici 6 7    
13   V Ruzici 6 6    

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15   R Maršíková 6 7    
  V Ziegenfuss 0 5       15   R Maršíková 9 4 6  
      L Hunt 8 6 3  
      15   R Maršíková 4 6 13  
  K May 6 8           K May 6 2 11  
  P Teeguarden 1 6         K May 6 6  
      C Stoll 2 3    
      15   R Maršíková 2 1  
      3   E Cawley 6 6  
      S Hanika 3 8    
  J Newberry 7 6         J Newberry 6 9    
  J Stratton 5 4           J Newberry 4 3  
  L Forood 6 6         3   E Cawley 6 6    
  B Simon-Glinel 0 1         L Forood 0 2  
    3   E Cawley 6 6    
 

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8   D Fromholtz 8 6    
  K Ebbinghaus 6 3       8   D Fromholtz 6 6    
      M Schallau 3 2    
      8   D Fromholtz 3 6 7  
        T Holladay 6 2 5  
      B Bruning 6 5 4
  T Holladay 6 7         T Holladay 3 7 6  
  K Latham 4 5         8   D Fromholtz 6 4 3
      11   M Kruger 4 6 6
      C Doerner 3 1    
  I Kloss 6 6         I Kloss 6 6    
  C O'Neil 1 1           I Kloss 4 4  
  J Durie 1 7         11   M Kruger 6 6    
  P Smith 6 9         P Smith 4 4  
    11   M Kruger 6 6    
 

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9   T Austin 6 6 6  
  D Desfor 1 8 4     9   T Austin 6 6    
      B Nagelsen 2 1    
      9   T Austin 6 6    
  J Duvall 5 7 6         B Hallquist 3 3    
  S Collins 7 5 1       J Duvall 6 5 3
      B Hallquist 2 7 6  
      9   T Austin 2 3  
  B Jordan 6 9         2   M Navratilova 6 6  
  M Louie 2 8         B Jordan 6 6    
      V Gonzalez 2 0    
        B Jordan 6 1 4
      2   M Navratilova 3 6 6  
      P Whytcross 5 1  
  J Anthony 1 3       2   M Navratilova 7 6    
2   M Navratilova 6 6    

External links

  • 1978 Wimbledon Championships on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw

References

  1. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8