1979 Australian Open - Women's Singles
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1979 Australian Open %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Fifth-seeded Barbara Jordan defeated Sharon Walsh 6-3, 6-3 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1979 Australian Open.
This was Jordan's first tour-level title; the next time that a woman would score her first tour win at a Grand Slam event would not come until Je?ena Ostapenko won the 2017 French Open.
This was the last time where two first time Slam finalists meet each other until the 2004 French Open.
Until the 2017 French Open, this would be the last Grand Slam event that none of the former Grand Slam champions would reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal.
The seeded players are listed below. They are ordered by the round in which they were knocked out.
- Virginia Ruzici (First round)
- Hana Mandlíková (Quarterfinalist)
- Renáta Tomanová (Semifinalist)
- Sharon Walsh (Finalist)
- Barbara Jordan (Champion)
- Janet Newberry (Quarterfinalist)
- Cynthia Doerner (Quarterfinalist)
Note: The sixth seed withdrew and was replaced by Cathy Griffiths.