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1971


Virginia Slims International ending August 8 at Houston.

*Format:Single elimination. Draw of 16 after qualifying.
*Surface:Indoors


First Round
Billie Jean King d. Nell Truman (GB) [Q] 6-3 6-3
Mary Ann Curtis d. Wendy Overton [Q] 5-7 7-6 6-4
Julie heldman d. Christina Sandberg (Swd) [Q] 2-6 6-4 6-2
Nancy Gunter d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-4

Francoise Durr (Frn) d. Jill Cooper (GB) [Q] 6-3 6-7 6-4
Judy Dalton (Aus) d. Peaches Bartkowitz 6-0 6-3
Kerry Melville (Aus) d. Lesley Hunt (Aus) [Q] 6-3 6-2
Rosie Casals d. Kristy Pigeon 6-1 6-2

Quarters
King d. Curtis 7-6 6-2
Gunter d. Heldman default
Dalton d. Durr 6-7 6-2 6-4
Melville d. Casals 7-6 6-4.

Semis
King d. Gunter 7-5 6-1
Melville d. Dalton 6-2 6-3

Final
King d. Melville 6-4 4-6 6-1


Doubles

Quarters
Casals/King d. Cooper/Overton 6-1 6-2.
Hunt/Pigeon d. Gunter/Melville 6-0 1-6 6-3
Curtis/Zigenfuss d. Sandberg/Truman 5-7 6-4 6-3
Durr/Dalton d. Bartkowitz/Heldman 6-0 6-0

Semis
Casals/King d. Hunt/Pigeon 6-2 7-5
Durr/Dalton d. Curtis/Zigenfuss 6-7 6-4 7-6

Final
Casals/King d. Durr/Dalton 6-3 1-6 6-2

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Notes:

Held in the middle of the season, this was designated the tour championships in 1971, the first full year of an independent women's tour. Billie Jean King dominated the circuit that year and fittingly won the first ever women's series finale.

*In most sources this event is not credited as a tour championships.

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1972

Virginia Slims Championships

at Boca Raton, Florida. (Clay surface) October 11-15.


Format: 16 player single elimination. No doubles competition held.
Prelim rounds for some spots in draw. Results incomplete before first round.


First Round

Billie Jean King [1] d. Lesley Hunt (Aus) 6-1 6-1
Wendy Overton [8] d. Wendy Gilchrist (Aus) [Q] 6-0 5-7 6-2
Chris Evert [4] d. Laurie Fleming [Q] 6-1 6-1
Karen Krantzcke (Aus) d. Rosie Casals [6] 6-3 6-3

Jeanne Evert [Q] d. Margaret Court (Aus) [3] 7-6 2-6 2-5 retired
Kerry Melville (Aus) [5] d. Val Ziegenfuss 6-0 6-1
Francoise Durr (Frn) [7] d. Julie Heldman 6-2 6-2
Betty Stove (Neth) [Q] d. Nancy Richey [2] 7-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

King [1] d. Overton [8] 7-6 6-2
Evert [4] d. Krantzcke 6-2 6-2
Melville [5] d. J Evert [Q] 6-4 6-1
Durr [7] d. Stove [Q] 3-6 7-6 6-1

Semifinals

Evert [4] d. King [1] 6-2 6-4
Melville [5] d. Durr [7] 6-2 6-3

Final
Chris Evert [4] d. Kerry Melville [5] 7-5 6-4
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Melville has 3 set points on Evert at 5-2 40-0.

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1973 VIRGINIA SLIMS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: October 12-21
Venue: Boca Raton Hotel and Club at Boca Raton, Florida
Surface: Clay

Prize Money= $110,000

Singles (Draw=32)


1R: Lesley Hunt (Aus) d. Jill Schwikert [LL] 6-0 6-4
1R: Janet Newberry d. Betty Stove (Neth) 3-6 6-4 6-3
1R: Francoise Durr (Fra) [8] d. Kerry Harris (Aus) 6-2 6-2
1R: Laura Rossouw (SA) d. Helen Gourlay (Aus) [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [4] d. Jeanne Evert 6-0 6-2
1R: Carrie Meyer [Q] d. Carrie Fleming 7-5 6-3
1R: Laura DuPont [Q] d. Wendy Overton [Q] 2-6 6-4 7-6
1R: Virginia Wade (GB) [6] d. Laurie Fleming 6-4 6-3

1R: Kerry Melville (Aus) [5] d. Tory Fretz 5-7 6-4 6-1
1R: Tine Zwaan (Neth) [Q] d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 3-6 6-0 6-1
1R: Mona Schallau d. Jennifer Balent [Q] 6-2 6-0
1R: Rosie Casals [3] d. Barbara Downs 6-4 7-6 (5-4)
1R: Kathy Kuykendall d. Robin Tenney 2-6 6-2 6-3
1R: Julie Heldman [7] d. Janet Haas [Q] default (illness)
1R: Karen Krantzcke (Aus) d. Pam Teeguarden 6-2 6-3
1R: Chris Evert [1] d. Kristien Kremmer 6-2 6-3

2R: Newberry d. Hunt 6-2 2-6 7-6
2R: Durr [8] d. Rossouw 6-4 6-4
2R: Gunter [4] d. Meyer [Q] 6-0 6-2
2R: Wade [6] d. DuPont [Q] 6-1 6-4

2R: Melville [5] d. Zwaan 6-4 6-1
2R: Schallau d. Casals [3] 3-6 6-4 6-4
2R: Heldman [7] d. Kuykendall 6-2 6-0
2R: Evert [1] d. Krantzcke 6-1 6-4

QF: Evert [1] d. Heldman [7] 6-1 6-4
QF: Melville [5] d. Schallau 6-4 5-7 7-5
QF: Richey [4] d. Wade [6] 6-3 7-5
QF: Durr [8] d. Newberry 6-0 6-1

SF: Evert [1] d. Melville [5] 6-1 6-2
SF: Richey [4] d. Durr [8] 6-2 6-1

FI: Chris Evert [1] d. Nancy Gunter [4] 6-3 6-3

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Francoise Durr (Fra)/Betty Stove (Neth) [1] d. Helen Gourlay (Aus)/Patti Hogan 6-2 6-4
1R: Lesley Hunt (Aus)/Val Ziegenfuss d. Butler/Carrie Meyer 6-3 7-6
1R: Mona Schallau/Virginia Wade (GB) [3] d. Janet Newberry/Pam Teeguarden 6-2 6-2
1R: Jeanne Evert/Kathy Kuykendall d. Pat Bostrom/Tine Zwaan (Neth) 6-4 6-3

1R: Carrie Fleming/Gfroerer d. Barbara Downs/Robin Tenney default
1R: Kerry Harris (Aus)/Kerry Melville (Aus) [4] d. Tory Fretz/Julie Heldman 7-6 6-1
1R: Karen Krantzcke (Aus)/Wendy Overton d. Laurie Fleming/Laura Rossouw (SA) 6-2 6-2
1R: Rosie Casals/Margaret Court (Aus) [2] d. Laura DuPont/Kristien Kemmer 6-2 4-6 6-4

QF: Durr/Stove [1] d. Hunt/Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-1
QF: Schallau/Wade [3] d. J. Evert/Kuykendall 1-6 7-5 7-5
QF: Harris/Melville [4] d. Fleming/Rossouw 6-3 7-5
QF: Casals/Court [2] d. Krantzcke/Overton 6-4 7-6

SF: Durr/Stove [1] d. Schallau/Wade [3] 6-1 6-2
SF: Casals/Court [2] d. Harris/Melville [4] 7-5 6-3

FI: Rosie Casals/Margaret Court (Aus) [2] d. Francoise Durr (Fra)/Betty Stove (Neth) [1] 6-2 6-4

Lucky Loser Jill Schwikert replaces #2 seed Margaret Court in the draw.

The $25,000 first prize is the largest ever in women's tennis.

Two stars fall by the wayside before the first ball in struck. The biggest star in women's tennis is Billie Jean King, who refuses to come to Boca Raton on the grounds that the event is on clay. Since most of the circuit was indoors, why should the tour finale be on a slower surface was her argument. King was also supposedly angry that Chris Evert and Virginia Wade, two non-Slims players, were allowed to play here. Critics pointed out another possible factor-namely that King didn't want to be spanked on Florida clay by Evert.

#2 seed Margaret Court then dropped out when she had to go to the hospital with abdominal pains. Given antibiotics, she made a quick enough recovery by Thursday, meaning she did not drop out of the doubles with Rosie Casals. The pair actually won the event.

Casals gets upset early, clay never being her strongest surface. The most dramatic event of the week was Lesley Hunt vs Janet Newberry. Hunt had 5 match points. On Sudden Death point Hunt tried a drop shot that landed wide.

With Court gone the tournament got the expected final of Chris Evert vs Nancy Richey Gunter. Nancy has never lost to Chris, owning a 5-0 record vs Evert. Could Evert reverse the trend? On a windy Florida afternoon Chris breaks with two perfect drop shots to go up 3-0. After that they traded games-first set to Evert.

The second was tied at 3 apiece. Nancy was up 40-15 yet dropped the game. She was never the same and tired towards the end. Mrs Gunter said afterwards, " I said all week that I didn't know if I was in good enough shape. As it turned out, I wasn't." As consolation Nancy got $14,000, the biggest pay check of her career to now.

With this victory Evert cements her "Queen of Clay" reputation. Never again will she lose to Nancy Richey.

On the youth front Jennifer Balent came through qualies at the age of 13 years and 5 months, making her the youngest person to play a WTA match until Steffi Graf in 1982.

Attendance for the week is 20,000. Most of the later sessions of 4,000 are sold out.

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1974

1974 Virginia Slims Finals
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Los Angeles, October 14-19.
Indoors.

Format: 16 in singles, single elimination

* RICHEY and MELVILLE withdrew ill, MOROZOVA injured and back in Russia.

First Round

Chris Evert [1] d. Francoise Durr (Frn) 6-2 6-2
Rosie Casals d. Karen Krantzcke (Aus) 6-4 7-5
Virginia Wade [4](GB) d. Julie Heldman 6-4 7-6
Martina Navratilova (Cz) d. Kathy Kuykendall 1-6 6-2 6-0

Lesley Hunt (Aus) d. Marcie Louie 6-4 6-0
Evonne Goolagong (Aus) [3] d. Val Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-3 (5-3)
Helen Gourlay (Aus) d. Pam Teeguarden 6-4 5-7 6-4
Billie Jean King [2] d. Betty Stove (Neth) 6-4 6-2

Quarters
Evert [1] d. Casals 6-2 6-7 (3-5) 6-2
Wade [4] d. Navratilova 6-4 6-3
Goolagong [3] d. Hunt 7-6 (5-2) 7-5
King [2] d. Gourlay 6-1 6-2

Semis
Evert [1] d. Wade [4] 6-4 6-2
Goolagong [3] d. King [2] 6-2 4-6 6-3

Final
Goolagong [3] d. Evert [1] 6-3 6-4

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Doubles

First round
King-Casals [1] d. Kemmer-Ziegenfuss 6-2, 6-4
Durr-Stove [2] d. Schallau-Teeguarden 6-1, 6-3

Final
Casals/King d. Durr/Stove 6-1 6-7 7-5

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Prize Money $100,000

This was a $100,000 tournament, with the champion winning $32,000. Runner-up was $14,500; semifinalists got $7,250; QF $3,625, and first round losers $1,812.50. Doubles champs got $5,00; RU $1,250; and SF $1,250.

Evert tested in a two hour marathon by Rosie Casals. One sparkling rally lasted 46 shots. Wade fell down some stairs early in the week and played with painkillers despite an injured back.

Poor Navratilova had to deal with a heckler in her first round match. A spectator shouted "You Russian!" at her in the seconf set, temporarily upsetting Martina.

Goolagong ends the year with two major upsets of world 32 (King) and #1 (Evert). With two majors in one year (she also won the Aussie) Evonne keeps the women's tour close at the top. Her first prize of 32,000
$ US is an all-time women's record up to now. Amazingly enoufh it was only Evonne's second win EVER vs. King.





Many results and info courtesy of Jem

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1975

Virginia Slims Championships
Los Angeles Sports Arena, California, USA
(Indoor Carpet)
US $150.000
April 01-05.

First Round: knockout
Second Round: two groups of four players in round robin format
Top two round robin performers qualify for final

*COURT & HUNT qualified but did not play.

First Round-Gold Group

Chris Evert d. Janet Newberry 6-1 6-0
Marcie Louie d. Nancy Gunter 7-6 (5-4) 7-5
Evonne Goolagong (Aus) d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-2 6-1
Olga Morozova (Rus) d. Sue Stap 6-2 6-1

First Round -Green Group

Mona Schalau d. Francoise Durr (Fra) 6-4 6-3
Virginia Wade (GBR) d. Wendy Overton 6-0 6-1
Julie Heldman d. Raquel Giscafré (ARG) 6-3 6-1
Martina Navratilova (Cz) d. Kathy Kuykendall 6-2 6-0

Gold Group Round Robin

Evert d. Louie 6-0 6-1
Goolagong d. Morozova 7-5 6-3
Goolagong d. Louie 6-4 6-2
Evert d. Morozova 6-2 6-0
Morozona d. Louie 4-6 6-1 6-1
Evert d. Goolagong 6-1 6-4

Second Round (Round Robin) - Green Group
Wade def. Schallau 6-3 6-2
Navratilova def. Heldman 6-4 6-3
Navratilova def. Schallau 7-5 3-6 6-2
Wade def. Heldman 6-7 (2-5) 6-2 7-5
Heldman def. Schallau 6-4 6-3
Navratilova def. Wade 7-5 6-3

Third Place-Wade d. Goolagong 8-5
Fifth Place-Morozova def. Heldman 8-3
Seventh Place-Schallau def. Louie 9-8 (5-3)

Final
Evert d. Navratilova 6-4 6-2

Prize Money: 40.000 - 25.000 - 3th 13.500 - 4th 11.000 - 5th 9.000 - 6th 8.000 - 7th 7.000 - 8th 6.000 - 9th-16th Place: U$S 4.000

Doubles

Held in Tokyo. Draw of 8 teams

Final
Court-Virginia Wade d. Casals-King 6-7 (2-5) 7-6 (5-2) 6-2

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Virginia Slims Championships
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April 13-18 at Los Angles (Indoor)

Tour: From January to April.

Format: 16 women. The first round winners are put into 2 round robin groups with the group winners advancing to the final. Doubles held later in Tokyo.

First Round

Evonne Goolagong (Aus) d. Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 6-1 6-2
Martina Navratilova(Cz-exile) d. Carrie Meyer 6-3 6-2
Marita Redondo d. Mima Jausovec (Yug) 4-6 6-2 6-3
Francoise Durr (Frn) d. Olga Morozova (USSR) 7-6 6-3
Chris Evert d. Lesley Hunt (Aus) 6-3 6-3
Virginia Wade (GB) d. Betty Stove (Neth) 6-2 6-4
Rosie Casals d. Terry Holladay 7-6 6-3
Sue Barker (GB) d. Natasha Chymreva (USSR) 6-0 6-3

Gold Group
Goolagong d. Redondo 6-4 5-7 6-4
Navratilova d. Durr 4-6 6-4 6-2
Goolagong d. Durr 6-2 6-2
Navratilova d. Redondo 6-3 6-3
Redondo d. Durr 6-1 6-3
Goolagong d. Navratilova 6-4 7-5

Orange Group
Evert d. Casals 7-5 6-4
Barker d. Wade 7-5 7-6
Evert d. Barker 4-6 6-2 6-4
Casals d. Wade 6-1 7-6
Evert d. Wade 6-3 3-6 6-1
Casals d. Barker 7-5 6-4

Final
Goolagong d. Evert 6-3 5-7 6-3
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Bridgestone Doubles

Ending April 25 at Tokyo.

Bridestone was the sponsor for women's doubles on the Virginia Slims tour. Probably 8 teams entered and missing 1st round scores.

Semis
King/Stove d. Evert/Navratilova 7-5 6-4
Guerrant/Kiyomura [1] d. Morozova/Wade 6-3 6-1

Final
King/Stove d. Guerrant/Kiyomura [1] 6-3 6-2

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1977

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Virginia Slims Championship
Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
(Indoor Carpet)
U$S 150.000
March 24-27, 1977

-Two groups of four players in round-robin format
-Top two round-robin performers qualify for final

Gold Group
Chris Evert d. Mima Jausovec (Yug) 6-0 6-3
Rosie Casals d. Virginia Wade (GB) 4-6 6-4 6-4
Rosie Casals d. Jausovec 6-4 6-3
Virginia Wade d. Jausovec 6-7 6-3 6-4
Chris Evert d. Rosie Casals 6-1 6-1
Chris Evert d. Virginia Wade 6-2 7-5

Orange Group
Martina Navratilova d. Betty Stove (Neth) 6-0 6-4
Sue Barker (GB) def. Kristien Shaw 6-1 7-6
Barker d. Stove 6-0 6-1
Navratilova d. Shaw 6-3 6-1
Stove d. Shaw 6-3 6-4
Barker d. Navratilova 7-5 6-4

Third Place-Navratilova def. Casals 8-5

Championship Match
Evert d. Barker 2-6 6-1 6-1

Final Standings

Champion: Chris Evert (U$S 50.000)
Runner-up: Sue Barker (30.000)
3º: Martina Navratilova (16.000)
4º: Rosie Casals (14.000)
5º: Virginia Wade (11.000)
6º: Betty Stove (11.000)
7º: Mima Jausovec (9.000)
8º: Kristien Kemmer-Shaw (9.000)

April 4-10 Bridgestone Doubles Tokyo (IN) 100K Draw=8

First Round
Navratilova/Stove d. Janet Newberry/Joanne Russell ???
Casals/King d. Kristien Shaw/Val Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-2
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Sue Barker/Ann Kiyomura 7-5 6-3
Durr/Wade d. Terry Holladay/Kathy May 7-6 6-1

Semis
Navratilova-Stove d. Casals/King 7-6 7-6
Durr-Wade d. Jausovec/Ruzici 7-5 6-3

Final
Navratilova-Stove d. Durr-Wade 7-5 6-3

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Colgate Masters, Mission Viejo

November 1-6. Hard courts.

*The Colgate series was the first point series for women after Virginia Slims to offer a major circuit AND a finale. It is the forerunner of today's WTA finals.

*Format:Round robin, with top two advancing to finals. Doubles top 4 teams with single elimination.

Red Group
Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Virginia Wade (GB) , Dianne Fromholtz (Aus)

Fromholtz d. Evert 7-6 6-4
Wade d. Navratilova 7-6 7-5
Evert d. Navratilova 6-4 6-1
Evert d. Wade 1-6 6-4 6-4
Navratilova d. Fromholtz 6-4 3-6 6-3
Wade d. Fromholtz 7-5 6-4

Blue Group
Betty Stove (Neth), Billie Jean King, Kerry Reid (Aus), Wendy Turnbull (Aus)

King d. Turnbull 6-3 6-2
Reid d. Stove 6-2 6-3
Turnbull d. Stove 7-6 6-2
King d. Reid 7-6 4-6 6-1
King d. Stove 6-2 6-3
Reid d. Turnbull 6-4 6-2

*Evert advances to final due to head to head over Wade.

Final
Evert d. King 6-2 6-2

Doubles

Note:Cawley=married name of Helen Gourlay

Semis
Cawley/Russell d. Navratilova/Stove 7-5 7-6
Durr/Wade d. Boshoff/Kloss 6-0 7-6

Final
Durr/Wade d. Cawley/Russell 6-1 4-6 6-4

Notes: The first series finale of a new women's tour was played mainly at night in the middle of freezing desert. The top women in the world performed before only a few cold fans shivering in blankets, with matches often running past midnight.

To be continued.....

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1978

Virginia Slims Championships

1978

March 27, 1978
Virginia Slims Championship
Oakland, California, USA (Indoor Carpet)

Singles

Round-Robin

Martina Navratilova (USA) def. Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 6-2 6-1
Martina Navratilova (USA) def. Kerry Reid (AUS) 6-2 6-3
Martina Navratilova (USA) def. Betty Stove (NED) 6-2 6-3
Wendy Turnbull (AUS) def. Kerry Reid (AUS) 7-6 6-1
Wendy Turnbull (AUS) def. Betty Stove (NED) 6-4 6-3
Betty Stove (NED) def. Kerry Reid (AUS) 7-6 7-6
Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) def. Billie Jean King (USA) walkover
Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) def. Rosie Casals (USA) 7-6 6-4
Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) def. Virginia Wade (GBR) 6-0 7-6
Virginia Wade (GBR) def. Billie Jean King (USA) 1-6 6-2 6-4
Rosie Casals (USA) def. Billie Jean King (USA) walkover
Rosie Casals (USA) def. Virginia Wade (GBR) 7-5 3-6 6-0

Third Place Play-Off
Turnbull d. Casals 7-6 6-3

Final
Navratilova d. Goolagong 7-6(5) 6-4


Bridgestone Doubles

Salt Lake City

Final
King/Navratilova d. Durr/Wade 6-4 6-4


Notes:
Martina Navratilova wins her first ever major event in the absence of Chris Evert.





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Colgate Series Championships

at Mission Viejo, Palm Springs California, USA. (Hard Courts)

November 14-19

Format: Round Robin double-elimination in singles. Top 4 doubles teams in single elimination.

*Goolagong qualified but out with injury.

Groups:
(RedGroup)
Chris Evert
Virginia Ruzici (Rom)
Kerry Reid (Aus)
Regina Marsikova (Cz)

(Blue Group)
Martina Navratilova (Cz-exile)
Virginia Wade (GB)
Wendy Turnbull (Aus)
Betty Stove (Neth)

Group 1
Ruzici d. Reid 7-6 6-2
Evert d. Marsikova 6-3 6-4
Evert d. Ruzici 6-1 6-3
Reid d. Marsikova 7-6 6-0

Group 2
Navratilova d. Stove 6-1 6-0
Wade d. Turnbull 3-6 7-5 6-3
Navratilova d. Wade 6-2 6-1
Stove d. Turnbull 2-6 7-5 7-5

Playoffs for semis
Ruzici d. Stove 6-2 6-2
Wade d. Reid 6-2 3-6 6-3

Semis
Evert d. Wade 6-2 6-2
Navratilova d. Ruzici 6-4 6-4

Final
Evert d. Navratilova 6-3 6-3
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Doubles

Semis
Reid/Turnbull d. Jausovec/Ruzici 7-6 6-1
King/Navratilova d. Durr/Wade 7-6 7-5

Final
King/Navratilova d. Reid/Turnbull 6-3 6-4

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1979

$300,000 Avon Championships
New York, NY, USA
Mar. 25

8 players, double elimination format
(cross-group matches played in "elimination round")

RED GROUP WHITE GROUP
Fromholtz Austin
Navratilova Barker
Stevens Evert
Wade Turnbull


Round robin
Navratilova d. Stevens 6-3 6-2
Wade d. Fromholtz 6-4 6-1
Evert d. Barker 6-3 6-4
Austin d. Turnbull 5-7 6-1 6-3

Navratilova d. Wade 6-4 6-4
Austin d. Evert 6-3 6-1
(Navratilova and Austin advance)

Fromholtz d. Stevens 6-4 6-4
Barker d. Turnbull 6-4 6-2
(Stevens and Turnbull eliminated; earn $9,250 each)

Fromholtz d. Evert 6-2 6-3
Barker d. Wade 5-7 7-5 6-2
(Evert and Wade eliminated; earn $13,000 each)

Semis
Navratilova d. Barker 6-1 6-3
Austin d. Fromholtz 7-5 6-2

3rd place
Barker($30,000) d. Fromholtz($22,000) 6-2 6-2

Final
Navratilova($100,000) d. Austin($52,000) 6-3 3-6 6-2
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DOUBLES
(4 team, single elimination)

Semis (losers get $3000)
Barker/Kiyomura d. Evert/Casals 6-4 2-6 6-2
Stove/Durr d. Jausovec/Ruzici 6-2 6-1

Final
Stove/Durr($12,000) d. Barker/Kiyomura($7000) 7-6 7-6 (WTA Guide has 6-4 6-2)
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Colgate Series Championships ($250,000)
Landover, Maryland, 2-7 January 1980

Though played in early 1980 this event was cojnsidered the end of the 1979 season.

Format was double elimination round robin with single elimination semis and finals.

Round Robin: Red Group
Tracy Austin d. Wendy Turnbull (Aus) 6-1 6-0
Chris Evert d. Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) 6-1 6-4
Austin d. Evert 6-1 6-3
Turnbull d. Fromholtz 4-6 6-1 6-4

Blue Group
Martina Navratilova d. Kerry Reid (Aus) 6-3 6-0
Evonne Goolagong (Aus) d. Regina Marsikova (Cz) 6-1 6-1
Navratilova d. Goolagong 6-3 6-2
Marsikova d. Reid walkover

Play-offs
Evert d. Marsikova 6-3 6-0
Turnbull d. Goolagong walkover

Semi-finals
Austin d. Evert 6-3 6-0
Navratilova d. Turnbull 6-2 6-0

Final
Navratilova d. Austin 6-2 6-1
(Third Place: Evert d. Turnbull 6-1 6-1)

Doubles
Semi-finals
King/Navratilova d. Kloss/Stuart 6-3 6-2
Casals/Evert d. Stove/Turnbull 6-2 6-2

Final
King/Navratilova d. Casals/Evert 6-4 6-3

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1980

Avon Championships, March 17-23
at New York, Madison Square Garden.

*1980 Avon FROMHOLTZ qualified but did not play
Format : Double elimination round robin with single elimination semis and final.

Round Robin A
Martina Navratilova [1] d. Kathy Jordan 6-2 6-1
Billie Jean King d. Virginia Wade (GB) 6-1 6-3
Jordan d. Wade 1-6 6-3 6-0
Navratilova d. King 6-2 6-1

Round Robin B
Tracy Austin [2] d. Greer Stevens (SA) 6-3 5-3 retired
Evonne Goolagong (Aus) d. Wendy Turnbull (Aus) 7-6 6-4
Austin [2] d. Goolagong 6-1 4-6 7-6
Turnbull d. Stevens walkover

Elimination Round
Goolagong d. Jordan 6-2 6-4
King d. Turnbull 6-2 6-2

Semis
Navratilova [1] d. Goolagong 6-2 3-6 6-0
Austin [2] d. King 6-3 6-1

Final
Austin [2] d. Navratilova [1] 6-2 2-6 6-2


Doubles

Semis
King/Navratilova [1] d. Jordan/A. Smith 6-4 6-3
Casals/Turnbull [2] d. Dupont/Shriver 6-3 6-7 6-4

Final
King/Navratilova [1] d. Casals/Turnbull [2] 6-3 4-6 6-3

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Colgate Series Championships
Landover, Maryland, 7-11 January 1981

The 1980 year actually extended into early-the year ending championships coming after the Aussie Open and before the start of the indoor tour.

Format: Round robin with single elimination semis and final.

1st round: Navratilova d. Turnbull 6-2 6-4, Austin-Ruzici 60 63, Mandlikova-Jaeger 75 63, Evert-Shriver 64 62
2nd round: Austin-Mandlikova 63 60, Jaeger-Ruzici 36 62 76, Turnbull-Shriver 75 75, Navratilova-Evert w.o.
3rd round: Jaeger-Evert w.o., Turnbull-Mandlikova 46 63 63

Semifinal
Austin d. Turnbull 6-2 6-1
Jaeger d. Navratilova 6-4 4-6 6-1

Final Austin-Jaeger 62 62
3rd Place: Turnbull d. Navratilova 1-6 7-5 6-2

Doubles

SF
Reynolds/P. Smith d. K. Jordan/A. Smith 6-3 1-6 6-4
Casals/Turnbull d. Stove/Shriver 6-4 6-4


Final
Casals/Turnbull d. Reynolds/P.Smith 63 46 76.

Evert withdraws with a high temperature. Jaeger makes the final after surviving a match point (and elimination) vs. Virginia Ruzici. After winning the final Austin lays claim to #1 with "two majors to one" over Evert. Austin was counting the Avon and Colgate as majors while discounting Evert's win at the French. The computer and most experts saw it differently, and Evert finished as #1 in most minds.

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1981

Avon Championships

March 23 -29
At Madison Square Garden, New York.

The Avon Series ran January to March, covering a total of 10 events. The format was a round robin among the top 8 for singles with two wins gaining the semis and two defeats elimination.
Doubles was limited to 4 teams-single elimination.

Round Robin Group One

Martina Navratilova (Cz-exile)-1
Hana Mandlikova (Cz)-4
Leslie Allen-7
Pam Shriver-8

Navratilova d. Shriver 3-6 6-1 6-3
Allen d. Mandlikova 7-5 6-1
Navratilova d. Allen 6-3 6-0
Mandlikova d. Shriver 6-2 7-6

Round Robin Group Two
Andrea Jaeger -2
Sylvia Hanika (Ger)-3
Barbara Potter-5
Bettina Bunge (Ger)-6

Jaeger d. Bunge 6-4 6-3
Hanika d. Potter 6-0 6-2
Jaeger d. Hanika 6-2 6-3
Bunge d. Potter 6-3 6-2

Playoffs
Hanika d. Mandlikova 1-6 6-1 6-0
Bunge d. Allen 6-1 6-3

Semis
Navartilova [1] d. Bunge [6] 6-2 7-5
Jaeger [2] d. Hanika [3] 6-4 5-7 6-4

Final
Navratilova [1] d. Jaeger [2] 6-3 7-6

*Third-place playoff: Bunge d. Hanika 5-7 6-4 3-2 retired.
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Doubles

Semis
Navratilova/Shriver [1] d. Barker/Kiyomura [4] 6-1 6-4
Potter/Walsh [3] d. Casals/Turnbull [2] 7-6 3-6 6-3

Final
Navratilova/Shriver [1] d. Potter/Walsh [3] 6-0 7-6

Match notes courtesy of Robert

Bunge and Hanika played a match for the third place. Bunge won 5-7 6-4,3-2 ret.

Hanika maintained having had stomach pains, but at that point of the match the withdrawel came very surpringly to anyone (including Bunge).

Also, there was a Jaeger/Hanika dispute. Some of their comments:
Hanika: "Andrea plays unbelievably boring and is also not very nice". Jaeger: "She once hit a smash in my direction on purpose and several times she insulted me with German invectives that I understand but don't won't to repeat." Hanika: "I apologised for that smash. Andrea is not very nice on the court, she behaves like a super-star and tries to manipulate the linesmen."

King about Bunge "She is the most talented of all the upcoming players, she'll bring it far".

Navratilova was the oldest player of the tournament at age 24, Jaeger was the youngest (15). She still has the record of the youngest finalist at the championships ever.

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Toyota Series Championships

December 15-20
at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.

The Toyota Series ran April to December, covering a total of 31 events. The format was a round robin among the top 8 for singles with two wins gaining the semis and two defeats elimination.
Doubles was limited to 4 teams-single elimination.

Round Robin Group One

Martina Navratilova-1
Andrea Jaeger-4
Hana Mandlikova (Cz)-6
Mima Jausovec (Yug)-7

Navratilova d. Jausovec 6-2 6-4
Jaeger d. Mandlikova 6-4 6-1
Navratilova d. Jaeger 6-2 6-3
Jausovec d. Mandlikova 6-3 6-3

Round Robin Group Two

Chris Evert-2
Tracy Austin-3
Pam Shriver-5
Virginia Ruzici (Rom)-8

Evert d. Shriver 3-6 7-6 6-3
Austin d. Ruzici 6-1 6-1
Evert d. Austin 4-6 6-4 7-6
Shriver d. Ruzici 6-2 4-6 6-2

Re-Entry Round
Austin d. Jausovec 1-6 6-4 6-4
Shriver d. Jaeger 6-3 6-2

Semis
Navratilova [1] d. Shriver [5] 6-4 7-6
Austin [3] d. Evert [2] 6-1 6-2

Final
Austin [3] d. Navratilova [1] 2-6 6-4 6-2
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Doubles

Semis
Casals/Turnbull [1] d. K. Jordan/A. Smith [3] 6-2 6-3
Navratilova/Shriver [2] d. Fairbank/Harford [4] 6-0 6-2

Final
Navratilova/Shriver [2] d. Casals/Turnbull [1] 6-3 6-4

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1982

*The Avon indoor cicuit ran until March, after which the Toyota series covered the rest of the year, including the 4 grand slams.

Avon Championships Madison Squre Garden. March 24-28.
Indoor carpet.

Format: Round robin, double elimination, with top 4 to semis.
*JAEGER qualified but didn't play
*Austin qualified and DNP. A waitress pour hot water over Austin's arm just the week prior to the Championships.

Round Robin

Group A
Martina Navratilova d. Bettina Bunge (Ger) 6-1 6-2
Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d. Kathy Jordan 6-1 6-3
Navratilova d. Turnbull 6-2 6-2
Jordan d. Bunge 2-6 6-3 6-2

Group B
Sylvia Hanika (Ger) d. Mima Jausovec (Yug) 6-4 6-1
Anne Smith d. Barbara Potter 6-4 7-6
Hanika d. Smith 6-7 6-3 6-4
Jausovec d. Potter 7-6 7-5

Playoff Round
Smith d. Jordan 6-2 3-6 6-1
Turnbull d. Jausovec 6-1 3-6 6-2.

Semis
Navratilova d. Smith 6-4 6-3
Hanika d. Turnbull 6-1 2-6 7-6

Final
Hanika d. Navratilova 1-6 6-3 6-4.

Doubles Draw of 4.

Semis
K. Jordan/A. Smith d. Casals/Turnbull 3-6 7-6 6-4
Navratilova/Shriver d. Potter/Walsh 6-1 7-6

Final
Navratilova/Shriver d. Jordan/Smith 6-4 6-3


Hanika scores the upset of the year and her finest win ever before over 15,000 fans at the Garden. It is a record crowd for a women's tennis match.

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Toyota Championships, East Rutherford, New Jersey.

December 14-19.

*Format is single elimination. Draw of 12 with byes for top 4.

First Round
Martina Navratilova bye
Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d. Bonnie Gadusek 6-1 6-1
Barbara Potter d. Virginia Ruzici (Rom) 5-7 6-3 6-2
Hana Mandlikova (Cz) bye

Andrea Jaeger bye
Tracy Austin d. Mima Jausovec (Yug) 6-2 4-6 6-1
Pam Shriver d. Bettina Bunge (Ger) 6-3 7-6
Chris Evert Llloyd bye

Quarters

Navratilova d. Turnbull 6-2 6-1
Mandlikova d. Potter 4-6 6-3 7-6
Austin d. Jaeger 6-4 6-4
Evert Lloyd d. Shriver 6-2 6-3

Semis
Navratilova d. Mandlikova 7-6 6-1
Evert Lloyd d. Austin 6-0 6-0

Final
Navratilova d. Evert Lloyd 4-6 6-1 6-2

Doubles Draw of 6

Quarters
Casals/Turnbull bye
P. Smith/Reynolds d. Allen/Jausovec 6-1 6-2
Potter/Walsh d. Russell/Ruzici 6-3 6-0
Navratilova/Shriver bye

Semis
P. Smith/Reynolds d. Casals/Turnbull 6-4 4-6 7-6
Navratilova/Shriver d. Potter/Walsh 6-3 6-2

Final
Navratilova/Shriver d. Potter/Walsh 6-4 7-5

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1983
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Virginia Slims Championships
March 23 to 27 at Madison Square Garden, New York.

First Round
Martina Navratilova [1] d. Hana Mandlikova (Cz) 4-6 6-1 6-0
Pam Shriver [5] d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Aus) 6-1 6-3
Sylvia Hanika (Ger)[8] d. Kathy Rinaldi 6-0 6-2
Tracy Austin [4] d. Virginia Ruzici (Rom) 5-7 6-1 7-6 (6)*

Billie Jean King d. Andrea Jaeger [3] 5-7 6-2 6-2
Barbara Potter d. Wendy Turnbull (Aus)[6] 6-3 6-3
Bettina Bunge (Ger)[7] d. Bonnie Gadusek 6-3 6-2
Chris Evert [2] d. Zina Garrison 6-3 6-0

Quarters
Navratilova [1] d. Shriver [5] 6-1 6-2
Hanika [8] d. Austin [4] 6-4 7-5
King d. Potter 6-3 6-1
Evert [2] d. Bunge [7] 6-1 7-5

Semis
Navratilova [1] d. Hanika [8] 6-1 6-1
Evert [2] d. King 6-1 6-1

Final
Navratilova [1] d. Evert [2] 6-2 6-0

Third Place:Hanika [8] d. King 6-1 7-6
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Doubles -Scores courtesy of Zummi.

First Round

Navratilova/Shriver [1] bye
King/Reynolds d. Casals/Turnbull 7-6(9) 6-2
Kohde-Kilsch/Pfaff d. Potter/Walsh 7-6(4) 3-6 6-4
K.Jordan/A.Smith [2] bye

Semifinals
Navratilova/Shriver [1] d. King/Reynolds 6-2 6-4
Kohde-Kilsch/Pfaff d. K.Jordan/A.Smith [2] 4-6 6-3 6-2

Finals
Navratilova/Shriver [1] d. Kohde-Kilsch/Pfaff 7-5 6-2



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A format chance came into effect as Virginia Slims takes over a unified tour from Toyota's sponsership. The 16 woman field is by invitation and is single elimination. Tour events from the start of 1983 will count towards the 84 finals, with the top 16 gaining entry.

Navratilova reasserts her dominance of the women's tour by crushing all opposition. 13,244 see Martina inflict the most lopsided defeat ever upon Chris Evert in the finals. After 2-2 Evert did not win another game. Evert remarked that Navratilova "played flawless tennis after the 5th game. " Of 7 deuce games Martina took 6, a testament to her mental tenacity.

It was fitting that in winning Martina easily disposed of the only 3 women to beat her at all in 1982. Shriver, Hanika, and Evert all went down, gaining a mere 6 games in 6 sets.

Billie Jean King stunned #3 seed Jaeger in round one. Andrea claimed she couldn't move because of an Achilles tendon. King remarked. 'I think she really bagged it, just didn't want to be out there.' Tracy saved a match point in the the event's only dramatic match, a 2 hr. 45 minute marathon over Ruzici that ended in an 8-6 tiebreak. She advanced no further however, as Hanika upset her in the quarters. Everyone was unpredictable in this event-everyone except the top two.

It was a theme that repeated itself in 1983-a year when Jaeger and Austin continued to fade and the gap between
the tour and the top two women widened even as Martina distanced herself from Chris.

A last match of match was Potter's upending Turnbull. Babsy fired down 17 aces in dropping only 10 points the entire match in her 9 service games.

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1984
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February 28 to March 4 at Madison Square Garden, New York.

The 1984 event had 16 women in singles and 8 in doubles who gained points form events played in 1983-4.

First Round

Martina Navratilova [1] d. Virginia Ruzici (Rom) 6-3 6-1
Carling Bassett (Can) d. Zina Garrison [8] 6-4 6-4
Pam Shriver [3] d. Wendy Turnbull (Aus) 6-4 6-4
Hana Mandlikova (Cz)[5?] d. Sylvia Hanika (Ger) 4-6 6-2 6-3

Barbara Potter d. Andrea Temesvari (Hun) [7] 6-2 6-7 2-1 ret
Kathy Horvath d. Andrea Jaeger [4] 6-2 7-6
Helena Sukova (Cz) d. Jo Durie (GB) [5] 7-6 7-6
Chris Evert [2] d. Kathy Jordan 7-5 4-6 6-3

Quarters

Navratilova [1] d. Bassett 6-3 6-0
Shriver [3] d. Mandlikova [5?] 6-3 7-6
Potter d. Horvath 6-1 6-2
Evert [2] d. Sukova 6-1 6-2

Semis
Navratilova [2] d. Shriver [3] 7-6 6-4
Evert [1] d. Potter 6-4 6-1

Final
Navratilova [1] d. Evert [2] 6-3 7-5 6-1

Third Place: Shriver [3] d. Potter 6-4 7-6
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Doubles

First Round
Navratilova/Shriver d. Antopolis/B. Jordan 6-3 6-1
Fairbank/Reynolds d. O'Neil/Whytcross 6-2 7-6
Durie/Kiyomura d. K. Jordan/A. Smith 7-5 6-3
King/Walsh d. Casals/Turnbull 7-5 4-6 6-3

Semis
Navratilova/Shriver d. Fairbank/Reynolds 6-4 6-2
Durie/Kiyomura d. King/Walsh 6-3 7-5

Final
Navratilova/Shriver d. Durie/Kiyomura 6-3 6-1

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Notable mainly for the final, which was the first 3 out of five set women's match since the US Women's final of 1902! Navratilova's dominance of the tour led the WTA to change the format. 78,577 tripped through the gates for the wek, including a record crowd of 15,309 for the finals.

Of Andrea Jaeger it was written "So carefree and nonchalant did Miss Jaeger look that there must be serious doubt whether one so intelligent should continue with a career on tour."

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