1978 Wimbledon Championships – Mixed Doubles

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Mixed Doubles
1978 Wimbledon Championships
Champions South Africa Frew McMillan
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Runners-up Australia Ray Ruffels
United States Billie Jean King
Final score 6–2, 6–2
Details
Draw 52 (4Q)
Seeds 8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1977 · Wimbledon Championships · 1979 →

Bob Hewitt and Greer Stevens were the defending champions but did not compete.

Frew McMillan and Betty Stöve defeated Ray Ruffels and Billie Jean King in the final, 6–2, 6–2 to win the Mixed Doubles tennis title at the 1978 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Seeds[edit]

01.   South Africa Frew McMillan / Netherlands Betty Stöve (Champions)
02.   Australia Ray Ruffels / United States Billie Jean King (Final)
03.   Australia Geoff Masters / United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Third round)
04.   Australia Tony Roche / France Françoise Dürr (Semifinals)
05.   United States Marty Riessen / Australia Wendy Turnbull (Third round)
06.   Australia Ross Case / United States Mona Guerrant (Second round)
07.   United States Raz Reid / Australia Kerry Reid (Second round)
08.   United States Fred McNair / Australia Lesley Hunt (Third round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 South Africa Frew McMillan
Netherlands Betty Stöve
4 7 6
United Kingdom Andrew Jarrett
United Kingdom Debbie Jevans
6 5 3
1 South Africa Frew McMillan
Netherlands Betty Stöve
7 6
4 Australia Tony Roche
France Françoise Dürr
5 3
4 Australia Tony Roche
France Françoise Dürr
6 6
United States Dennis Ralston
United States JoAnne Russell
1 2
1 South Africa Frew McMillan
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6 6
2 Australia Ray Ruffels
United States Billie Jean King
2 2
Australia Chris Kachel
South Africa Ilana Kloss
6 3 4
Australia Allan Stone
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
3 6 6
Australia Allan Stone
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
6 6
2 Australia Ray Ruffels
United States Billie Jean King
3 4
United Kingdom David Lloyd
United Kingdom Lesley Charles
4 2
2 Australia Ray Ruffels
United States Billie Jean King
6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 South Africa F McMillan
Netherlands B Stöve
6 6
Australia J Marks
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová
6 7 Australia J Marks
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová
1 4
LL Australia K Hancock
Australia W Paish
3 5 1 South Africa F McMillan
Netherlands B Stöve
6 6
United Kingdom J Paish
United Kingdom L Mottram
4 1
LL United States S Carnahan
United States D Desfor
w/o
United Kingdom C Bradnam
United Kingdom J Durie
6 5 United Kingdom J Paish
United Kingdom L Mottram
United Kingdom J Paish
United Kingdom L Mottram
8 7 1 South Africa F McMillan
Netherlands B Stöve
4 7 6
United Kingdom A Jarrett
United Kingdom D Jevans
6 5 3
Chile B Prajoux
Argentina R Giscafré
2 1
United Kingdom A Jarrett
United Kingdom D Jevans
4 6 8 United Kingdom A Jarrett
United Kingdom D Jevans
6 6
Australia D Collings
New Zealand S Chapman
6 3 6 United Kingdom A Jarrett
United Kingdom D Jevans
3 6 7
5 United States M Riessen
Australia W Turnbull
6 1 5
West Germany W Bungert
United Kingdom M Tyler
1 4
Australia S Ball
United Kingdom S Barker
4 6 2 5 United States M Riessen
Australia W Turnbull
6 6
5 United States M Riessen
Australia W Turnbull
6 3 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 Australia A Roche
France F Dürr
LL United States V Van Patten
United States S Hagey
w/o 4 Australia A Roche
France F Dürr
United Kingdom R Lewis
United Kingdom V Burton
United Kingdom R Lewis
United Kingdom V Burton
w/o
Australia C Dibley
Australia L Bowrey
w/o 4 Australia A Roche
France F Dürr
6 6
Australia J James
Chile S Urroz
3 1
Australia R Carmichael
Australia J Dalton
4 3
Australia J James
Chile S Urroz
4 4 Australia J James
Chile S Urroz
6 6
Q Australia W Maher
Australia J Harrison
6 4r 4 Australia A Roche
France F Dürr
6 6
Australia M Edmondson
Australia P Whytcross
6 6 United States D Ralston
United States J Russell
1 2
United Kingdom R Beven
United Kingdom A Hobbs
1 3 Australia M Edmondson
Australia P Whytcross
3 3
United States V Amaya
United States C Meyer
4 9 2 United States D Ralston
United States J Russell
6 6
United States D Ralston
United States J Russell
6 8 6 United States D Ralston
United States J Russell
6 7
8 United States F McNair
Australia L Hunt
3 5
Australia P McNamee
Australia K Ruddell
w/o
United Kingdom R Drysdale
United States P Bostrom
3 7 1 8 United States F McNair
Australia L Hunt
8 United States F McNair
Australia L Hunt
6 5 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7 United States G Reid
Australia K Reid
6 6
Q South Africa G Grisillo
United States R Blount
2 0 7 United States G Reid
Australia K Reid
6 6 1
Australia P Dent
Australia A Tobin
3 2 United States B Teacher
United States K May
3 8 6
United States B Teacher
United States K May
6 6 United States B Teacher
United States K May
3 5
Australia C Kachel
South Africa I Kloss
6 7
Australia C Kachel
South Africa I Kloss
8 7 9
LL United Kingdom A Lloyd
United Kingdom R Lewis
2 2 United States J McEnroe
United States S Margolin
9 5 7
United States J McEnroe
United States S Margolin
6 6 Australia C Kachel
South Africa I Kloss
6 3 4
United Kingdom J Smith
United Kingdom L Beaven
6 0 2 Australia A Stone
Australia D Fromholtz
3 6 6
Australia A Stone
Australia D Fromholtz
4 6 6 Australia A Stone
Australia D Fromholtz
6 6
South Africa J Yuill
United States S Tolleson
w/o LL United Kingdom N Rayner
United Kingdom C Harrison
3 2
LL United Kingdom N Rayner
United Kingdom C Harrison
Australia A Stone
Australia D Fromholtz
6 5 6
United States M Machette
United States S Walsh
9 6 3 Australia G Masters
United Kingdom V Wade
4 7 4
Q United States S Vuille
United States H Ludloff
8 4 United States M Machette
United States S Walsh
w/o
3 Australia G Masters
United Kingdom V Wade

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6 Australia R Case
United States M Guerrant
4 3
New Zealand C Lewis
Sweden H Anliot
1 4 United States J Austin
United States T Austin
6 6
United States J Austin
United States T Austin
6 6 United States J Austin
United States T Austin
3 4
Paraguay V Pecci
United States P Teeguarden
3 5 United Kingdom D Lloyd
United Kingdom L Charles
6 6
Australia P McNamara
Australia D Evers
6 7 Australia P McNamara
Australia D Evers
4 4
United Kingdom D Lloyd
United Kingdom L Charles
6 6
United Kingdom D Lloyd
United Kingdom L Charles
4 2
Australia F Stolle
United States J Anthony
3 6 4 2 Australia R Ruffels
United States BJ King
6 6
Australia K Warwick
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
6 3 6 Australia K Warwick
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
6 6
Switzerland H Günthardt
Czechoslovakia R Maršíková
4 4
Australia K Warwick
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
w/o
Q United States R Verdieck
United States S Acker
8 2 2 Australia R Ruffels
United States BJ King
United Kingdom J Feaver
United Kingdom A Coe
9 6 United Kingdom J Feaver
United Kingdom A Coe
1 3
2 Australia R Ruffels
United States BJ King
6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230. 

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