1979 US Open (tennis)

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The 1979 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City in New York in the United States. It was the 99th edition of the US Open and the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year. The tournament was held from August 28 to September 9, 1979. John McEnroe and Tracy Austin won the singles titles.[4][5]

1979 US Open
Date 28 August – 9 September
Edition 99th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Hardcourt
Location Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Venue National Tennis Center
Men's Singles
United States John McEnroe [1]
Women's Singles
United States Tracy Austin [2]
Men's Doubles
United States Peter Fleming / United States John McEnroe [3]
Women's Doubles
Netherlands Betty Stöve / Australia Wendy Turnbull [2]
Mixed Doubles
South Africa Greer Stevens / South Africa Bob Hewitt [2]


Men's singles

United States John McEnroe defeated United States Vitas Gerulaitis 7–5, 6–3, 6–3 [1]

  • It was McEnroe's 1st career Grand Slam title.

Women's singles

United States Tracy Austin defeated United States Chris Evert 6–4, 6–3 [2]

  • It was Austin's 1st career Grand Slam title. Austin also became the youngest-ever US Open champion, aged 16 years and 9 months.

Men's doubles

United States John McEnroe / United States Peter Fleming defeated United States Bob Lutz / United States Stan Smith 6–2, 6–4 [3]

Women's doubles

Netherlands Betty Stöve / Australia Wendy Turnbull defeated United States Billie Jean King Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 7–5, 6–3 [2]

Mixed doubles

South Africa Greer Stevens / South Africa Bob Hewitt defeated Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan 6–3, 7–5 [2]


Boys' singles

United States Scott Davis defeated Sweden Jan Gunnarson 6–3, 6–1

Girls' singles

United States Alycia Moulton defeated United States Mary Lou Piatek 7–6, 7–6


  1. ^ a b "ATP – 1979 US Open Men's Singles Draw". ATP.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "WTA – 1979 Tournaments – US Open" (PDF). WTA.
  3. ^ a b "ATP – 1979 US Open Men's Doubles Draw". ATP.
  4. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 197–199. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  5. ^ John Barrett (1980). World of Tennis 1980. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 59–68. ISBN 9780362020120.

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Preceded by
1979 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1979 Australian Open

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