1979 US Open – Women's Singles

1979 US Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1979 US Open
Champion Tracy Austin
Runner-up Chris Evert
Final score 6–4, 6–3

Tracy Austin defeated four-time defending champion Chris Evert in the final 6–4, 6–3 to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1979 US Open.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Tracy Austin is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Chris Evert-Lloyd (Runner-up)
  2. Martina Navratilova (Semifinalist)
  3. Tracy Austin (Champion)
  4. Virginia Wade (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Dianne Fromholtz (Fourth round)
  7. Wendy Turnbull (Third round)
  8. Kerry Reid (Quarterfinalist)
  1. Billie Jean King (Semifinalist)
  2. Greer Stevens (Fourth round)
  3. Kathy Jordan (Fourth round)
  4. Regina Maršíková (Fourth round)
  5. Sue Barker (Second round)
  6. Pam Shriver (First round)
  7. Ann Kiyomura (Second round)
  8. Betty Stöve (Second round)

Draw

Key

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

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Chris Evert 7 6    
5   Evonne Goolagong Cawley 5 2    
  1   Evert 6 6    
  9   King 1 0    
4   Virginia Wade 3 6  
  9   Billie Jean King 6 7    
    1   Evert 4 3  
  3   Austin 6 6  
      Sylvia Hanika 1 1    
3   Tracy Austin 6 6    
  3   Austin 7 7  
  2   Navratilova 5 5    
8   Kerry Melville Reid 4 1  
  2   Martina Navratilova 6 6    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1   Chris Evert 6 6    
  Iris Riedel 0 0       1   Evert 6 6    
      Joanne Russell 0 2    
      1   Evert 6 6    
        Richards 2 1    
      Yvonne Vermaak 2 6 4
  Renée Richards 7 6         Richards 6 2 6  
  Mary Carillo 5 3         1   Evert 4 6 6
        Acker 6 0 2
      Lele Forood 6 4 5  
  Sherry Acker 6 6         Acker 3 6 7  
  Dana Gilbert 3 3           Acker 6 6  
Q   Kelly Henry 6 6         Q   Henry 4 1    
  Emilse Rapponi 3 4       Q   Henry 7 4  
    16   Betty Stöve 6 1 r.  
 

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
Q   Julie Harrington 6 6    
14   Pam Shriver 4 1       Q   Harrington 6 6    
      Mareen "Peanut" Louie Harper 2 2    
      Q   Harrington 4 6 2  
        Duvall 6 3 6  
      Nancy Yeargin 2 0  
  Jeanne Duvall 6 7         Duvall 6 6    
  Bettina Bunge 4 5           Duvall 3 6 0
      5   Goolagong Cawley 6 3 6
      Sabina Simmonds 7 7    
Q   Trey Lewis 7 5 6     Q   Lewis 6 6    
  Renee Blount 6 7 4         Simmonds 5 1  
      5   Goolagong Cawley 7 6    
      Rayni Fox 2 3  
5   Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6 6 6     5   Goolagong Cawley 6 6    
  Kay McDaniel 7 4 4  

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4   Virginia Wade 6 6    
  Paula Smith 3 3       4   Wade 6 6    
      Janet Newberry 3 2    
      4   Wade 6 7    
        Morrison 1 6    
    Q   Amanda Tobin 2 2  
  Dianne Morrison 6 6         Morrison 6 6    
  Linda Siegel 0 1         4   Wade      
      12   Maršíková w/o    
      Julie Anthony 5 4    
  Barbara Jordan 6 6         B. Jordan 7 6    
Q   Susan Mascarin 0 3           B. Jordan 6 2 3
  Mima Jaušovec 6 6 6       12   Maršíková 4 6 6  
  Elly Vessies 7 2 2       Jaušovec 3 3  
    12   Regina Maršíková 6 6    
 

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9   Billie Jean King 6 7    
  Zenda Liess 3 5       9   King 6 6    
      Chris O'Neil 0 3    
      9   King 6 6    
  Tanya Harford 7 6           Margolin 3 3    
  Marita Redondo 6 1         Harford 3 1  
      Stacy Margolin 6 6    
      9   King 6 6  
  Kathy May Teacher 7 6           May Teacher 3 0  
Q   Heather Ludloff 6 1         May Teacher 6 6    
      Daniela Porzio 1 2    
        May Teacher 7 6  
      7   Turnbull 5 2    
      Anna-Maria Fernandez 4 2  
7   Wendy Turnbull 4 6 6     7   Turnbull 6 6    
  Marie Neumannová Pinterova 6 3 4  

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6   Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 6 6    
  Diane Evers 3 2       6   Fromholtz Balestrat 7 6    
    Q   Kathy Horvath 6 2    
      6   Fromholtz Balestrat 6 6 6  
        Allen 7 3 2  
      Ruta Gerulaitis 6 4  
  Leslie Allen 6 6         Allen 7 6    
  Sandy Collins 3 4         6   Fromholtz Balestrat 7 4 4
  Sylvia Hanika 1 6 6         Hanika 6 6 6
  Betsy Nagelsen 6 3 2       Hanika 6 6 6  
      Lea Antonoplis 2 7 4  
        Hanika 6 6 6
        Du Pont 4 7 3  
      Laura Du Pont 7 5  
15   Ann Kiyomura 6 6       15   Kiyomura 5 4 r.  
  Beth Norton 4 1    

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11   Kathy Jordan 6 6    
  Betty-Ann Stuart 4 0       11   K. Jordan 5 6 6  
      Andrea Whitmore 7 3 1  
      11   K. Jordan 6 6    
  Florenţa Mihai 6 7           White 2 1    
  Mimi Wikstedt 3 5         Mihai 6 1 r.
      Wendy White 4 3    
      11   K. Jordan 6 1 6
  Kate Latham 6 6         3   Austin 4 6 7
  Pam Teeguarden 4 2         Latham 6 6 6  
      Karen Hantze Susman 4 7 2  
        Latham 3 0  
      3   Austin 6 6    
      Andrea Jaeger 2 2  
3   Tracy Austin 6 6       3   Austin 6 6    
  Ivanna Madruga Osses 3 1    

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8   Kerry Melville Reid 6 6    
  Rosemary Casals 1 2       8   Melville Reid 6 6    
      Anne Hobbs 4 0    
      8   Melville Reid 4 6 6  
  Ilana Kloss 6 3 6         Piatek 6 3 4  
  Cynthia Doerner 4 6 4       Kloss 3 2  
      Mary-Lou Piatek 6 6    
      8   Melville Reid 4 7 7
  Anne Smith 6 6           A. Smith 6 5 6
  Gail Lovera 2 3         A. Smith 6 6    
      Renata Tomanová 2 4    
        A. Smith 3 6 6
  Barbara Potter 6 6           Potter 6 4 4  
  Diane Desfor 3 4         Potter 6 4 6
    13   Sue Barker 2 6 1  
 

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    10   Greer Stevens 6 3 6  
Q   Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer 4 6 6     Q   Fairbank Nideffer 2 6 0  
  Marcie Harper 6 0 4       10   Stevens 6 6    
        Holladay 4 0    
      Barbara Hallquist 3 6 3
  Terry Holladay 6 6         Holladay 6 4 6  
  Sharon Walsh 2 3         10   Stevens 2 2  
  Hana Mandlíková 6 6         2   Navratilova 6 6  
  Françoise Dürr 1 1         Mandlíková 6 4    
      Caroline Stoll 7 6    
        Stoll 3 1  
  Alycia Moulton 7 4 6       2   Navratilova 6 6    
  Brigitte Cuypers 5 6 3       Moulton 4 0  
    2   Martina Navratilova 6 6    
 

External links

  • 1979 US Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw