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1979 Wimbledon Championships

1979 Wimbledon Championships
Date 25 June – 7 July
Edition 93rd
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Draw 128S / 64D / 64MX
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
[3][2][1]
Women's Singles
Martina Navratilova [1][3]
Men's Doubles
Peter Fleming / John McEnroe
Women's Doubles
Billie Jean King / Martina Navratilova
Mixed Doubles
Greer Stevens / Bob Hewitt

The 1979 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 25 June until 7 July. It was the 93rd staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1979.

Contents

  • Prize money 1
  • Champions 2
    • Men's singles 2.1
    • Women's singles 2.2
    • Men's doubles 2.3
    • Women's doubles 2.4
    • Mixed doubles 2.5
  • Juniors 3
    • Boys' singles 3.1
    • Girls' singles 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Prize money

The total prize money for 1979 championships was £277,066. The winner of the men's title earned £20,000 while the women's singles champion earned £18,000.[4]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £20,000 £10,000 £5,000 £2,500 £1,500 £760 £440 £265
Women's Singles £18,000 £8,750 £4,375 £2,000 £1,160 £585 £340 £200
Men's Doubles * £8,000 £4,000 £2,000 £1,000 £520 £170 £80 N/A
Women's Doubles * £6,930 £3,464 £1,600 £800 £364 £116 £54 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £4,200 £2,100 £1,000 £500 £250 £0 £0 N/A

* per team

Champions

Men's singles

Roscoe Tanner, 6–7(7–4), 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

  • It was Borg's 8th career Grand Slam title, and his 4th Wimbledon title.

Women's singles

Martina Navratilova defeated Chris Evert, 6–4, 6–4

  • It was Navratilova's 2nd career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd (consecutive) Wimbledon title.

Men's doubles

Peter Fleming / John McEnroe defeated Brian Gottfried / Raúl Ramírez, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–2

Women's doubles

Billie Jean King / Martina Navratilova defeated Betty Stöve / Wendy Turnbull, 5–7, 6–3, 6–2

  • This was King's 20th Wimbledon title overall, surpassing Elizabeth Ryan's record of 19 overall titles. This record was subsequently matched by Navratilova in 2003.

Mixed doubles

Greer Stevens / Bob Hewitt defeated Betty Stöve / Frew McMillan, 7–5, 7–6(9–7)

Juniors

Boys' singles

Ramesh Krishnan defeated David Siegler 6–0, 6–2

Girls' singles

Mary Lou Piatek defeated Alycia Moulton 6–1, 6–3

References

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 422, 432.  
  2. ^ "Results Archive – 1979 Wimbledon Men's Singles". ATP. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. pp. 390, 391.  
  4. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 327–334.  

External links

  • Official Wimbledon Championships website
Preceded by
1979 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1979 U.S. Open
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