After a four-year hiatus, Chris Evert made a triumphant return to Paris, winning her third crown after 1974 and 1975. The American dropped a set in the third round but was still head and shoulders above the competition, dropping only ten games from the quarter-finals onwards and dispatching Wendy Turnbull 6-2, 6-0 in the final.
In the doubles, Françoise Dürr played the last Grand Slam final of her storied career. The 36-year-old teamed up with Briton Virginia Wade but the pair lost to Wendy Turnbull and Betty Stöve 3-6, 7-5, 6-0. Dürr won no fewer than nine titles at Roland Garros – one singles, five women's doubles and three mixed doubles.
Chris Evert (USA) def. Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 6-2, 6-0
Björn Borg (SWE) def. Victor Pecci (PAR) 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4