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1979 Wimbledon Championships

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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
23x15px Björn Borg [1][2][3]
Women's Singles
23x15px Martina Navratilova [1][3]
Men's Doubles
23x15px Peter Fleming / 23x15px John McEnroe
Women's Doubles
23x15px Billie Jean King / 23x15px Martina Navratilova
Mixed Doubles
23x15px Greer Stevens / 23x15px Bob Hewitt
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1978 1980 > 

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.

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

23x15px Björn Borg defeated 23x15px 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

23x15px Martina Navratilova defeated 23x15px Chris Evert, 6–4, 6–4

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

Men's doubles

23x15px Peter Fleming / 23x15px John McEnroe defeated 23x15px Brian Gottfried / 23x15px Raúl Ramírez, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–2

Women's doubles

23x15px Billie Jean King / 23x15px Martina Navratilova defeated 23x15px Betty Stöve / 23x15px 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

23x15px Greer Stevens / 23x15px Bob Hewitt defeated 23x15px Betty Stöve / 23x15px Frew McMillan, 7–5, 7–6(9–7)

Juniors

Boys' singles

Template:Country data India Ramesh Krishnan defeated 23x15px David Siegler 6–0, 6–2

Girls' singles

23x15px Mary Lou Piatek defeated 23x15px Alycia Moulton 6–1, 6–3

References

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 422, 432. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  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. ISBN 0007117078. 
  4. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401. 

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Preceded by
1979 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1979 U.S. Open