1979 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1979 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1979 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Martina Navratilova
Runner-up Chris Evert-Lloyd
Final score 6–4, 6–4

Martina Navratilova defeated Chris Evert-Lloyd 6–4, 6–4 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1979 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds

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

Both Evonne Goolagong-Cawley and Billie-Jean King were given protected seedings above their actual rankings, as they were returning from almost year-long injury absences.

Draw

Key

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

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Martina Navratilova 2 6 6  
6   Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 6 3 0  
  1   Martina Navratilova 7 6    
  4   Tracy Austin 5 1    
4   Tracy Austin 6 6 6
  7   Billie Jean King 4 7 2  
    1   Martina Navratilova 6 6  
  2   Chris Evert-Lloyd 4 4  
  5   Virginia Wade 4 0    
3   Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6 6    
  3   Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3 2  
  2   Chris Evert-Lloyd 6 6    
8   Wendy Turnbull 3 4  
  2   Chris Evert-Lloyd 6 6    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1   Navratilova 4 6 6  
  Harford 6 2 1     1   Navratilova 6 6    
      Durie 4 1    
      1   Navratilova 6 6    
  Casals 7 7           Casals 3 3    
  Eisterlehner 6 6         Casals 7 6  
      Dürr 5 2    
      1   Navratilova 7 6 6
      11   Stevens 6 7 3
      Gonzalez 6 3 1  
  Gerulaitis 6 6         Gerulaitis 3 6 6  
  Cooper 3 4           Gerulaitis 3 2  
  Coles 5 6 7       11   Stevens 6 6    
  Kruger 7 4 5       Coles 0 3  
    11   Stevens 6 6    
 

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15   Stöve 6 6    
  Duvall 1 4       15   Stöve 6 6    
      O'Neil 3 1    
      15   Stöve 2 6 6  
  McDaniel 7 4 6         McDaniel 6 3 2  
  Ebbinghaus 5 6 1       McDaniel 7 6  
      Pinterova 6 2    
      15   Stöve 6 6  
  Porzio 3 7 6       6   Fromholtz Balestrat 7 7  
  Latham 6 5 4       Porzio 6 5    
      Mesker 7 7    
        Mesker 5 4  
      6   Fromholtz Balestrat 7 6    
      Blackwood 2 3  
6   Fromholtz Balestrat 6 6       6   Fromholtz Balestrat 6 6    
  Hallquist 3 2    

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    4   Austin 4 6 6  
  Cuypers 6 6         Cuypers 6 1 2  
  Vessies 4 1         4   Austin 6 6    
        Stuart 2 3    
      Kloss 5 6 4
  Stuart 4 6 6       Stuart 7 3 6  
  Evers 6 4 1       4   Austin 6 6  
      10   Ruzici 2 4  
      Smith 4 6    
  Wikstedt 6 7         Wikstedt 6 7    
  Walsh 2 6           Wikstedt 3 0  
  Collins 6 6         10   Ruzici 6 6    
  Budařová 2 2         Collins 3 4  
    10   Ruzici 6 6    
 

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    13   Maršíková 6 5 9  
  Hobbs 6 7         Hobbs 3 7 7  
  Charles 2 5         13   Maršíková 3 2    
  Mandlíková 6 6           Mandlíková 6 6    
  Morrison 3 4         Mandlíková 7 6  
      Fernandez 5 1    
        Mandlíková 4 3  
  Jaušovec 6 6         7   King 6 6  
  Simmonds 2 2         Jaušovec 5 4    
      Desfor 7 6    
        Desfor 3 2  
      7   King 6 6    
      Siegel 1 3  
7   King 6 6       7   King 6 6    
  Vermaak 4 1    

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5   Wade 6 6    
  Louie 0 4       5   Wade 6 6    
      B. Jordan 0 1    
      5   Wade 6 7    
        Hanika 3 6    
      Antonoplis 5 6  
  Hanika 6 6         Hanika 7 7    
  Potter 4 3         5   Wade 6 6  
  Riedel 2 6 6         Jevans 1 2  
  Thibault 6 1 3       Riedel 1 6 1  
      Jevans 6 3 6  
        Jevans 3 7 6
        Tobin 6 5 2  
      Tobin 4 7 7
  Madruga 6 4 8       Madruga 6 6 5  
12   Barker 3 6 6  

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    14   K. Jordan 6 6    
  Bunge 3 7 8       Bunge 1 4    
  Pakker 6 6 6       14   K. Jordan 6 6    
        Strachoňová 2 2    
      Strachoňová 2 6 7
  Teeguarden 7 6         Teeguarden 6 4 5  
  Tomanová 6 4         14   K. Jordan 6 7 1
  Doerner 6 6         3   Goolagong Cawley 7 6 6
  Rapponi 2 4         Doerner 5 6 6  
      Thompson 7 3 0  
        Doerner 5 2  
      3   Goolagong Cawley 7 6    
      Acker 3 1  
3   Goolagong Cawley 6 6       3   Goolagong Cawley 6 6    
  Harper 0 3    

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8   Turnbull 6 6    
  Forood 4 7 7       Forood 3 3    
  Gilbert 6 5 5       8   Turnbull 6 6    
        Carillo 1 3    
      Nagelsen 0 2  
  Carillo 6 3 6       Carillo 6 6    
  Kiyomura 2 6 4       8   Turnbull 6 4 6
      9   Melville Reid 3 6 3
      Simionescu 4 1    
  Fox 6 6         Fox 6 6    
  Lovera 4 2           Fox 3 1  
      9   Melville Reid 6 6    
      Meyer 1 2  
9   Melville Reid 6 6       9   Melville Reid 6 6    
  Blount 1 0    

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
16   Shriver 6 6    
  Medrado 4 3       16   Shriver w/o      
      Du Pont        
        Du Pont 7 6    
  Margolin 7 6           White 5 3    
  Russell 5 2         Margolin 1 6 7
      White 6 3 9  
        Du Pont 2 1  
      2   Evert-Lloyd 6 6  
      May-Teacher 6 7    
  Moulton 6 6         Moulton 1 5    
  Tyler 4 3           May-Teacher 4 3  
      2   Evert-Lloyd 6 6    
      Whitmore 1 2  
2   Evert-Lloyd 6 6       2   Evert-Lloyd 6 6    
  Redondo 4 2    

External links

  • 1979 Wimbledon Championships on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw