The 1979 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 28 May until 11June. It was the 78th staging of the French Open, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1979.
23x15px Björn Borg defeated 23x15px Víctor Pecci, 6–3, 6–1, 6–7(6-8), 6–4 
- It was Borg's 7th career Grand Slam title, and his 4th French Open title.
23x15px Chris Evert defeated 23x15px Wendy Turnbull, 6–2, 6–0 
- It was Evert's 9th career Grand Slam title, and her 3rd French Open title.
23x15px Gene Mayer / 23x15px Sandy Mayer defeated 23x15px Ross Case / 23x15px Phil Dent, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 
23x15px Betty Stöve / 23x15px Wendy Turnbull defeated 23x15px Françoise Dürr / 23x15px Virginia Wade, 3–6, 7–5, 6–4 
23x15px Wendy Turnbull / 23x15px Bob Hewitt defeated 23x15px Virginia Ruzici / 23x15px Ion Ţiriac, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3 
Total prize money for the event was FF2,050,012.