1979 Australian Open – Women's Singles

1979 Australian Open – Women's Singles

1979 Australian Open
Champion   Barbara Jordan
Runner-up   Sharon Walsh
Final score   6–3, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad
Australian Open
 < 1978 1980 > 

Barbara Jordan defeated Sharon Walsh 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Women's Singles title at the 1979 Australian Open.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. They are ordered by the round in which they were knocked out.

  1. Virginia Ruzici (First round)
  2. Hana Mandlíková (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Renata Tomanová (Semifinalist)
  4. Sharon Walsh (Finalist)
  5. Barbara Jordan (Champion)
  6. Janet Newberry (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Cynthia Doerner (Quarterfinalist)

Note: The sixth seed withdrew and was replaced by Cathy Griffiths.

Draw

Key

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

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
      Mary Sawyer 7 6    
7   Janet Newberry 6 3    
      Mary Sawyer 6 3    
  4   Sharon Walsh 7 6    
4   Sharon Walsh 6 6  
      Michele Gurdal 0 3    
    4   Sharon Walsh 3 3  
  5   Barbara Jordan 6 6  
  8   Cynthia Doerner 2 1    
3   Renata Tomanová 6 6    
  3   Renata Tomanová 7 3 3
  5   Barbara Jordan 5 6 6  
5   Barbara Jordan 6 6  
  2   Hana Mandlíková 2 2    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
1   V Ruzici 6 2 4  
  M Sawyer 0 6 6       M Sawyer 6 6    
  N Sato 7 6       N Sato 3 4    
  E Little 5 4           M Sawyer 7 6    
  L Cassell 6 0 3       7   J Newberry 6 3    
  J Chaloner 2 6 6       J Chaloner 6 3 1
  D Evers 6 6     7   J Newberry 2 6 6  
7   J Newberry 4 4           M Sawyer 6 3  
4   S Walsh 6 6 6       4   S Walsh 7 6  
  M Mesker 7 2 4     4   S Walsh 6 6    
  J Dimond 5 4       J Diesslin 1 4    
  J Diesslin 7 6         4   S Walsh 6 6  
  K Pratt 6 6           M Gurdal 0 3    
Q   C Newton 1 3         K Pratt 1 4  
  M Gurdal 6 4 6     M Gurdal 6 6    
LL   C Griffiths 4 6 1  

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
8   C Doerner 6 6    
  K Ruddell 1 4       8   C Doerner 5 7 6  
  S Leo 6 4 1     S Saliba 7 6 3  
  S Saliba 4 6 6       8   C Doerner 2 1    
  P Whytcross 5 6 6       3   R Tomanová 6 6    
  M Wikstedt 7 3 2       P Whytcross 4 6 1
  N Gregory 6 5     3   R Tomanová 6 4 6  
3   R Tomanová 7 7         3   R Tomanová 7 3 3
5   B Jordan 6 6         5   B Jordan 5 6 6
  K Hallam 3 2       5   B Jordan 7 6    
Q   R Catton 3 1     Q   A Minter 5 1    
Q   A Minter 6 6         5   B Jordan 6 6  
Q   B Randall 6 2 3       2   H Mandlíková 2 2    
  L Harrison 4 6 6       L Harrison 4 5  
  J Walker 6 6     2   H Mandlíková 6 7    
2   H Mandlíková 4 1    

External links

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