1978 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1978 Wimbledon Championships
Champion United States Martina Navratilova
Runner-up United States Chris Evert
Final score 2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Details
Draw 96 (8Q / 6WC)
Seeds 16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1977 · Wimbledon Championships · 1979 →

Virginia Wade was the defending champion, but lost in the semifinals to Chris Evert.

Martina Navratilova defeated her rival Evert in the final, 2–6, 6–4, 7–5 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1978 Wimbledon Championships.[1] This was Navratilova's first of 18 Grand Slam singles titles and a record nine Wimbledon singles titles.

Seeds[edit]

01.   United States Chris Evert (Final)
02.   United States Martina Navratilova (Champion)
03.   Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Semifinals)
04.   United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Semifinals)
05.   United States Billie Jean King (Quarterfinals)
06.   Netherlands Betty Stöve (Fourth round)
07.   Australia Wendy Turnbull (Fourth round)
08.   Australia Dianne Fromholtz (Fourth round)
09.   United States Tracy Austin (Fourth round)
10.   Australia Kerry Reid (Fourth round)
11.   South Africa Marise Kruger (Quarterfinals)
12.   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec (Quarterfinals)
13.   Romania Virginia Ruzici (Quarterfinals)
14.   United Kingdom Sue Barker (Fourth round)
15.   Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková (Fourth round)
16.   United States Marita Redondo (Third round)

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

As originally published Rosie Casals was seeded 14th and Sue Barker was seeded 16th. The withdrawal of Casals before the draw was made allowed for a redrafting of the seeding list.[2]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States Chris Evert 6 3 6
5 United States Billie Jean King 3 6 2
1 United States Chris Evert 8 6
4 United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6 2
4 United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6 6
12 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec 0 4
1 United States Chris Evert 6 4 5
2 United States Martina Navratilova 2 6 7
13 Romania Virginia Ruzici 5 3
3 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 7 6
3 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6 4 4
2 United States Martina Navratilova 2 6 6
11 South Africa Marise Kruger 2 4
2 United States Martina Navratilova 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States C Evert 6 6
France F Thibault 4 2 Sweden H Anliot 1 0
Sweden H Anliot 6 6 1 United States C Evert 6 4 6
United States L duPont 1 6 0
United States L duPont 6 6
United States S McInerney 7 4 Q New Zealand J Chaloner 2 0
Q New Zealand J Chaloner 9 6 1 United States C Evert 6 6
United Kingdom G Coles 3 4 10 Australia K Reid 3 4
Denmark H Sparre-Viragh 6 6 Denmark H Sparre-Viragh 4 6 6
West Germany I Riedel 6 2 1
Denmark H Sparre-Viragh 0 4
10 Australia K Reid 6 6
Romania M Simionescu 1 0
United States L Antonoplis 2 4 10 Australia K Reid 6 6
10 Australia K Reid 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 United Kingdom S Barker 6 6
United States A Kiyomura 4 1 14 United Kingdom S Barker 6 6
South Africa T Harford 1 3
14 United Kingdom S Barker 2 8 7
United States P Shriver 6 6 5
United States R Harris 0 0
Sweden M Wikstedt 3 3 United States P Shriver 6 6
United States P Shriver 6 6 14 United Kingdom S Barker 2 2
WC United Kingdom L Mottram 1 4 5 United States BJ King 6 6
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová 6 6 Czechoslovakia R Tomanová 5 6 6
Australia D Evers 7 3 2
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová 6 3 3
5 United States BJ King 4 6 6
Q Hungary M Pinterova 3 2
Q Belgium M Gurdal 0 2 5 United States BJ King 6 6
5 United States BJ King 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 United Kingdom V Wade 6 6
Sweden E Ekblom 1 2 4 United Kingdom V Wade 6 6
WC Australia L Bowrey 1 4
4 United Kingdom V Wade 6 4 7
South Africa Y Vermaak 6 6 South Africa Y Vermaak 4 6 5
United States D Ganz 1 4 South Africa Y Vermaak 6 4 6
United States B Potter 0 6 2
4 United Kingdom V Wade 7 6
United States R Gerulaitis 6 6 United States R Gerulaitis 5 4
United States S Tolleson 4 2 United States R Gerulaitis 6 6
LL United States H Ludloff 0 0
United States R Gerulaitis 6 6
16 United States M Redondo 0 2
United States S Walsh 2 2
WC United Kingdom J Fayter 1 5 16 United States M Redondo 6 6
16 United States M Redondo 6 7

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec 6 6
Romania F Mihai 3 1 12 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec 9 7 6
United States J Russell 8 9 4
12 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec 2 6 6
United Kingdom M Tyler 6 2 3
United Kingdom M Tyler 6 6
Q Canada W Barlow 1 3 Australia H Cawley 3 4
Australia H Cawley 6 6 12 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec 8 4 6
7 Australia W Turnbull 6 6 3
United States C Meyer 9 6
United States C Reynolds 1 5 Czechoslovakia H Strachoňová 8 1
Czechoslovakia H Strachoňová 6 7 United States C Meyer 2 6
Q Israel P Peled 2 4 7 Australia W Turnbull 6 8
United Kingdom S Mappin 6 6 United Kingdom S Mappin 9 3 4
7 Australia W Turnbull 8 6 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Netherlands B Stöve 6 6
WC United Kingdom A Hobbs 1 2 United States S Margolin 1 3
United States S Margolin 6 6 6 Netherlands B Stöve 6 6
Uruguay F Bonicelli 1 0 France F Dürr 3 2
France F Dürr 6 6 France F Dürr 6 6
United Kingdom L Charles 2 2
6 Netherlands B Stöve 7 4 3
13 Romania V Ruzici 5 6 6
Q Canada M Blackwood 5 2
United States K Harter 8 0 South Africa B Cuypers 7 6
South Africa B Cuypers 9 6 South Africa B Cuypers 6 4
13 Romania V Ruzici 8 6
Argentina R Giscafré 3 5
WC United Kingdom W Wooldridge 1 2 13 Romania V Ruzici 6 7
13 Romania V Ruzici 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková 6 7
United States V Ziegenfuss 0 5 15 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková 9 4 6
Australia L Hunt 8 6 3
15 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková 4 6 13
United States K May 6 8 United States K May 6 2 11
United States P Teeguarden 1 6 United States K May 6 6
United States C Stoll 2 3
15 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková 2 1
3 Australia E Goolagong Cawley 6 6
West Germany S Hanika 3 8
United States J Newberry 7 6 United States J Newberry 6 9
United States J Stratton 5 4 United States J Newberry 4 3
United States L Forood 6 6 3 Australia E Goolagong Cawley 6 6
France B Simon 0 1 United States L Forood 0 2
3 Australia E Goolagong Cawley 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Australia D Fromholtz 8 6
West Germany K Ebbinghaus 6 3 8 Australia D Fromholtz 6 6
United States M Guerrant 3 2
8 Australia D Fromholtz 3 6 7
United States T Holladay 6 2 5
United States A-M Bruning 6 5 4
United States T Holladay 6 7 United States T Holladay 3 7 6
United States K Latham 4 5 8 Australia D Fromholtz 6 4 3
11 South Africa M Kruger 4 6 6
Australia C Doerner 3 1
Q South Africa I Kloss 6 6 Q South Africa I Kloss 6 6
Australia C O'Neil 1 1 Q South Africa I Kloss 4 4
WC United Kingdom J Durie 1 7 11 South Africa M Kruger 6 6
Q United States P Smith 6 9 Q United States P Smith 4 4
11 South Africa M Kruger 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 United States T Austin 6 6 6
United States D Desfor 1 8 4 9 United States T Austin 6 6
United States E Nagelsen 2 1
9 United States T Austin 6 6
United States J DuVall 5 7 6 United States B Hallquist 3 3
United States S Collins 7 5 1 United States J DuVall 6 5 3
United States B Hallquist 2 7 6
9 United States T Austin 2 3
United States B Jordan 6 9 2 United States M Navratilova 6 6
United States M Louie 2 8 United States B Jordan 6 6
Argentina V Gonzalez 2 0
United States B Jordan 6 1 4
2 United States M Navratilova 3 6 6
Australia P Whytcross 5 1
United States J Anthony 1 3 2 United States M Navratilova 7 6
2 United States M Navratilova 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230. 
  2. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8

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