1979 Australian Open

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1979 Australian Open
Date 24 December 1979 - 2 January 1980
Edition 68th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface grass
Location Melbourne, Australia
Venue Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Men's Singles
Argentina Guillermo Vilas [1]
Women's Singles
United States Barbara Jordan [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia Peter McNamara / Australia Paul McNamee [3]
Women's Doubles
New Zealand Judy Chaloner / Australia Diane Evers [4]
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The 1979 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia and was held from 24 December 1979 through 2 January 1980. It was the 68th edition of the Australian Open and the fourth Grand Slam tournament of the year. The singles titles were won by Argentinian Guillermo Vilas and American Barbara Jordan.


Men's singles

Argentina Guillermo Vilas defeated United States John Sadri, 7–6, 6–3, 6–2 [1]

• It was Vilas' 4th and last career Grand Slam singles title and his 2nd title at the Australian Open.

Women's singles

United States Barbara Jordan defeated United States Sharon Walsh, 6–3, 6–3 [2]

• It was Jordan's 1st and only career Grand Slam singles title.

Men's doubles

Australia Peter McNamara / Australia Paul McNamee defeated Australia Paul Kronk / Australia Cliff Letcher, 7–6, 6–2 [3]

• It was McNamara's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.
• It was McNamee's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's doubles

New Zealand Judy Connor Chaloner / Australia Diane Evers defeated Australia Leanne Harrison / Netherlands Marcella Mesker, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0 [4]

• It was Connor's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.
• It was Evers's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.

Mixed doubles

This event was not held from 1970 until 1985.


  1. ^ a b "1979 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia.
  2. ^ a b "1979 Women's Singles". Tennis Australia.
  3. ^ a b "1979 Men's Doubles". Tennis Australia.
  4. ^ a b "1979 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia. Archived from the original on 2013-01-17.

External links

  • Official website

Preceded by
1979 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1980 French Open
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