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Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:27 AM
Intro

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:28 AM
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.

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:28 AM
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.

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:28 AM
1973 VIRGINIA SLIMS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Boca Raton, FLA Clay
Oct. 12-21.

U$S 110.000

Prize Money: 25.000 - 14.000 - 7.000 - 3.500 - 800


* Amateurs
** Lucky Loser, replaces Nº 2 seed Court

32 players- single elimination

First Round

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

Tine Zwaan (Neth) d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 3-6 6-0 6-1
Kerry Melville (Aus) [5] d. Tory Fretz 5-7 6-4 6-1
Mona Schallau d. * Jennifer Balent 6-2 6-0
Rosemary Casals [3] d. Barbara Downs 6-4 7-6
Kathy Kuykendall d. Robin Tenney 2-6 6-2 6-3
Julie Heldman [7] d. Janet Wass walkover
Karen Krantzcke d. Pamela Teeguarden 6-2 6-3
Chris Evert [1] d. Kristien Kremmer 6-2 6-3

Second Round

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

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

Quarters
C.Evert(1) d. J.Heldman(7) 6-1 6-4
Melville(5) d. Schallau 6-4 5-7 7-5
Richey(4) d. Wade(6) 6-3 7-5
Durr(8) d. Newberry 6-0 6-1

Semis
Evert(1) d. Melville(5) 6-1 6-2
Richey(4) d. Durr(8) 6-2 6-1

Final
Evert (1) d. Richey(4) 6-3 6-3

Doubles

First Round

Durr/Stove d. Gourlay/Hogan 6-2 6-4
Hunt/Ziegenfuss d. Butler/Meyer 6-3 7-6
Schallau/Wade d. Newberry/Teeguarden 6-2 6-2
J. Evert/Kuykendall d. Bostrom/Zwaan 6-4 6-3

C. Fleming/Gfroerer d. Downs/Tenney score n/a
Harris/Melville d. Fretz/Heldman 7-6 6-1
Krantzcke/Overton d. L. Fleming/Rossouw 6-2 6-2
Casals/Court d. DuPont/Kemmer 6-2 4-6 6-4

Quarters
Durr/Stove d. Hunt/Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-1
Schallau/Wade d. J. Evert/Kukkendall 1-6 7-5 7-5
Harris/Melville d. Fleming/Gfroerer 6-3 7-5
Casals/Court d. Krantzcke/Overton 6-4 7-6

Semis
Durr/Stove d. Schallau/Wade 6-1 6-2
Casals/Court d. Harris/Melville 7-5 6-3

Final
Casals-Court d. DurrStove 6-2 6-4


*Court withdrew from singles and King a no show.

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:28 AM
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:)

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:29 AM
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

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:29 AM
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

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:29 AM
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.....

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:29 AM
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

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:30 AM
$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

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:30 AM
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.

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:30 AM
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

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:30 AM
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

Rollo
Jan 16th, 2003, 05:01 AM
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.

Rollo
Jan 18th, 2003, 06:08 AM
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."

Rollo
Jan 22nd, 2003, 03:18 PM
Virginia Slims Championships
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March 18 to 24 at MSG, New York. (Indoors)

Tour: Points ran from April of 1984 to March of 1985.

Format: 16 single elimanation in singles. Top 8 single elimination in doubles.

First Round

Martina Navratilova [1] d. Lisa Bonder 6-1 6-1
Pam Shriver d. Manuela Maleeva (Bul) [6] 6-4 0-6 6-4
Hana Mandlikova (Cz) [3] d. Andrea Temesvari (Hun) 7-5 7-5
Zina Garrison [7] d. Sylvia Hanika (Ger) 6-2 6-3

Catarina Lindqvist (Swd) d. Wendy Turnbull (Aus) [4] 3-6 6-2 6-2
Helena Sukova (Cz) [5] d. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Ger) 7-6 7-6
Kathy Rinaldi d. Carling Bassett (Can) [8] 6-3 6-2
Kathy Jordan d. Chris Evert [2] 6-2 1-6 6-2

Quarters

Navratilova [1] d. Shriver 6-2 6-4
Mandlikova [3] d. Garrison 6-3 6-4
Sukova [5] d. Lindqvist 6-4 6-4
Rinaldi d. K. Jordan 6-1 6-3

Semis
Navratilova [1] d. Mandlikova [3] 7-5 7-6 (7*)
Sukova [5] d. Rinaldi 6-4 6-2

Final
Navratilova [1] d. Sukova [5] 6-3 7-5 6-4
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Doubles

First Round
Navratilova/Shriver d. Horvath/Ruzici 6-4 6-1
Fairbank/Reynolds d/ Moulton/P. Smith ????
Potter/Walsh d. Durie/Kiyomura-Hayashi 3-6 7-6 7-6
Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova d. Jolissaint/Mesker 6-3 7-6

Semis
Navratilova/Shriver d. Fairbank/Reynolds 6-0 6-3
Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova d. Potter/Walsh 6-3 6-2

Final
Navratilova/Shriver d. Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova 6-7 6-4 7-6(5)
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A record crowd of 15,786 saw play on Saturday, including a wild doubles cliffhanger that prompted long and loud cheers from fans.
80,584 turned out for the week.

Rollo
Jan 22nd, 2003, 03:18 PM
Virginia Slims Championships
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March 17-23 at MSG, New York
(Indoors)

16 singles and ? doubles- single elimination

SINGLES

1st round
Navratilova(1) d. Phelps 6-1 6-1
Gadusek d. Mn.Maleeva(8) 1-6 6-4 6-3
Graf(3) d. Sabatini 6-0 6-7 6-2
Shriver(6) d. Bassett 6-3 6-0

Mandlikova(5) d. Garrison 2-6 6-3 6-2
Kohde-Kilsch(4)d. Turnbull 7-6 6-2
Sukova(7) d. Rinaldi 6-7 6-3 7-6
Evert(2) d. Potter 6-2 6-4

Quarters
Navratilova(1) d. Gadusek 6-3 6-4
Graf(3) d. Shriver(6) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-3
Mandlikova(5) d. Kohde-Kilsch(4) 4-6 6-3 7-5
Evert(2) d. Sukova(7) 1-6 6-1 6-1

Semis
Navratilova(1) d. Graf(3) 6-3 6-2
Mandlikova(5) d. Evert(2) 6-3 7-5

Final
Navratilova(1) d. Mandlikova(5) 6-2 6-0 3-6 6-1
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DOUBLES

1st round
Navratilova/Shriver d. Maleeva/Maleeva 6-1,6-0
Mandlikova/Turnbull d. G.Fernandez/R.White 6-? 6-3
Parkhomenko/Savchenko d. K.Jordan/Smylie 7-5 2-6 6-2
Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova d. Bunge/Pfaff 6-2,6-3

Semifinals
Mandlikova/Turnbull d. Navratilova/Shriver 4-6 6-3 6-4
Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova d. Parkhomenko/Savchenko 7-5 6-1

Final
Mandlikova/Turnbull d. Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3

Notes: 88,181 attendance. 16,549 saw the semis.

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November 17-23 at MSG, New York
(Indoors)

16 singles ? doubles single elimination

*EVERT qualified but didn't play

SINGLES

1st round
Navratilova(1) d. Lindqvist 6-3 6-0
Bunge d. Rinaldi(8) 7-5 6-4
Mandlikova(3) d. Phelps 6-2 6-4
Shriver(5) d. Reggi 6-3 6-1

Kohde-Kilsch(6) d. Garrison 6-3 7-5
Sukova(4) d. Sabatini 6-4 6-4
Mn.Maleeva(7) d. Gurney 6-4 6-1
Graf(2) d. McNeil 7-5 4-6 6-2

Quarters
Navratilova(1) d. Bunge 6-2 6-4
Shriver(5) d. Mandlikova(3) 4-6 7-5 6-1
Sukova(4) d. Kohde-Kilsch(6) 6-3 7-6(5)
Graf(2) d. Mn.Maleeva(7) 3-6 6-3 7-5

Semis
Navratilova(1) d. Shriver(5) 6-2 4-6 6-4
Graf(2) d. Sukova(4) 7-6(5) 3-6 6-1

Final
Navratilova(1) d. Graf(2) 7-6(6) 6-3 6-2
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DOUBLES

First Round

Navratilova-Shriver d. Man. Maleeva-K. Maleeva 6-1 6-0
Mandlikova-Turnbull d. Burgin-Fairbank 6-2 6-4
Graf-Sabatini d. G. Fernandez-R. White 6-3 6-2
Kohde-Kilsch-Sukova d. Parkomenko-Savchenko 2-6 7-6 (5) 6-2

Semifinals

Navratilova-Shriver d. Mandlikova-Turnbull 1-6 6-1 6-1
Kohde-Kilsch-Sukova d. Graf-Sabatini 7-6 (8) 3-6 7-5


Final
Navratilova/Shriver d. Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova 7-6(1) 6-3

Note:90,576 attendance. 17,128 for semis.

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Notes: event held twice in 1986, as there was no Australian Open, and calendar was realigned. Martina Navratilova is in the unusual position of winning the same tournament twice in the same season (and having to defend a title in the same season in which it was won). Prize money for both tournaments was $500,000, with $125,000 to the winner.

Rollo
Jan 22nd, 2003, 03:19 PM
Virginia Slims Championships
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November 16-22 at MSG, New York
(Indoors)

SINGLES

1st round
Graf(1) d. Garrison 6-0 6-3
Sukova(7) d. McNeil 2-6 7-5 6-2
Hanika d. Evert(3) 6-4 6-4
Reggi d. Mandlikova(5) 7-5 ret.

Mn.Maleeva(8) d. Kohde-Kilsch 4-6 6-3 6-4
Shriver(4) d. K.Maleeva 6-1 3-6 6-3
Sabatini(6) d. Bunge 6-2 7-6
Navratilova(2) d. Linqvist 6-4 7-6

Quarters
Graf(1) d. Sukova(7) 6-2 2-0 ret.
Hanika d. Reggi 6-2 4-6 6-0
Mn.Maleeva(8) d. Shriver(4) 6-2 3-6 7-5
Sabatini(6) d. Navratilova(2) 6-4 7-5

Semis
Graf(1) d. Hanika 6-1 6-4
Sabatini(6) d. Mn.Maleeva(8) 6-3 4-6 6-3

Final
Graf(1) d. Sabatini(6) 4-6 6-4 6-0 6-4
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DOUBLES

First Round
Navratilova-Shriver d. Novotna-Suire 7-6 (7) 5-7 6-4
Graf-Sabatini d. Parkomenko-Savchenko 6-1 6-4
Burgin-Fairbank d. Garrison-McNeil 2-6 6-2 6-1
Kohde-Kilsch-Sukova d. M.Daniels-A. White 6-4 3-6 7-5

Semifinals

Navratilova-Shriver def. Graf-Sabatini 3-6 7-6 (4) 6-1
Kohde-Kilsch-Sukova def. Burgin-Fairbank 6-2 6-3

Final
Navratilova/Shriver d. Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova 6-1 6-1

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Notes: Prize money $500,000, with singles winner receiving $125,000
Attendance 93,655 with 17,312 for semis.

Rollo
Jan 22nd, 2003, 03:19 PM
1988


November 14, 1988
Virginia Slims Championships
New York, New York, USA (Indoor Carpet)

Format single elimination.
REHE qualified but DNP


Round 16

Steffi Graf [1] d. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6-1 4-6 6-1
Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere [7] d. Lori McNeil 6-1 6-0

Chris Evert [3] d. Barbara Potter 4-6 6-2 6-4
Pam Shriver [5] d. Sylvia Hanika 6-3 6-4

Gabriela Sabatini [4] d. Katarina Maleeva 6-2 6-1
Natasha Zvereva [6] d. Helen Kelesi 6-2 1-6 6-2

Martina Navratilova [2] d. Larisa Neiland 6-7 6-3 6-3
Helena Sukova [8] d. Zina Garrison-Jackson 2-6 6-3 6-3

Quarter Finals

Graf [1] d. Maleeva-Fragniere [7] 6-1 6-3
Shriver [5] d. Evert [3] 7-5 6-4
Sabatini [4] d. Zvereva [6] 6-1 6-1
Sukova [8] d. Navratilova [2] 2-6 7-5 6-3

Semi Finals
Shriver [5] d. Graf [1] 6-3 7-6
Sabatini [4] d. Sukova [8] 6-4 6-2

Final

Sabatini [4] d. Shriver 7-5 6-2 6-2

Doubles

First Round
Navratilova-Shriver d. McNeil-Nagelsen 6-3 6-1
Graf-Sabatini d. Demongeot-Tauziat 6-3 6-1
Savchenko-Zvereva d. G.Fernandez-R.White 3-6 6-3 6-1
Kohde Kilsch-Sukova d. Fendick-Hetherington 6-4 6-2

Semifinals
Navratilova-Shriver def. Graf-Sabatini walkover
Savchenko-Zvereva d. Kohde Kilsch-Sukova 3-6 6-4 7-5

Final
Navratilova-Shriver d. Savchenko-Zvereva 6-3 6-4


Results courtesy of Kart:)
Dubs courtesy of Spiceboy:)

Rollo
Jan 22nd, 2003, 03:19 PM
1989

November 13-19, 1989
Virginia Slims Championships
New York, New York, USA (Indoor Carpet)

Format single elimination.
EVERT qualified but DNP-retired.

Singles

Round of 16

Steffi Graf (GER) [1] d. Jana Novotna (CZ) 6-3 6-4
Helena Sukova (CZ) [7] d. Raffaella Reggi (ITY) 6-3 7-5
Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) [3] d. Gretchen Magers 6-4 6-1
Zina Garrison [5] d. Helen Kelesi (CAN) 6-3 6-1
Manuela Maleeva (BUL) [8] d. Hana Mandlikova (AUS) 6-1 6-1
Arantxa Sanchez (ESP) [4] d. Catarina Lindqvist (SWE) 7-6 6-3
Monica Seles (Yug) [6] d. Conchita Martinez (ESP) 6-0 6-1
Martina Navratilova [2] d. Mary Joe Fernandez 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals
Graf [1] d. Sukova [7] 6-2 6-1
Sabatini [3] d. Garrison [5] 6-3 5-7 6-3
Sanchez[4] d. Maleeva [8] 7-5 7-6
Navratilova (USA) [2] d. Seles [6] 6-3 5-7 7-5

Semifinals
Graf [1] d. Sabatini [3] 6-3 5-7 6-1
Navratilova [2] d. Sanchez[4] 6-2 6-2

Finals
Graf [1] d. Navratilova [2] 6-4 7-5 2-6 6-2


Doubles

First Round
Navratilova-Shriver d. Burgin-Fairbank 5-7 7-5 7-5
Turnbull-Smylie d. Katrina Adams-Zina Garrison 6-3 7-6 (3)
Savchenko-Zvereva d. G. Fernandez-R. White 6-2 6-4
Novotna-Sukova d. Fendick-Hetherington 6-3 5-7 7-5

Semifinals
Navratilova-Shriver d. Turnbull-Smylie 6-1 6-1
Savchenko-Zvereva d. Novotna-Sukova 3-6 7-6 (3) 6-4

Final
Navratilova-Shriver d. Savchenko-Zvereva 6-3 6-2

Notes:
A record 5 women of Czech origin entered: Kelesi, Mandlikova, Novotna, Navratilova, and Sukova.

The match of the event was Navratilova d. Seles, a 2 hour 20 minute affair. Martina led 6-3 5-1 before Monica launched a searing comeback.
Navratilova commented afterwards, "One ball she hit was the fastest thing I've ever faced." A large pro Sabatini crowd cheered her to a three semi with Graf, but it was not enough to stop the German juggernaut.

Steffi had her foot strapped for the final, but her superior serve proved the difference in a 2 her 28 minute quality final. In the end Steffi finished Martina off on her 4th match point.


Thanks to Spiceboy for the results!:)

Rollo
Jan 22nd, 2003, 03:20 PM
1990 Virginia Slims Championships

Madison Square Garden. November 12-18

Format is single elimination.
NAVRATILOVA qualified but DNP-injured.

First round

Steffi Graf [1] d. Jennifer Capriati 6-3 5-7 6-3
Katerina Maleeva [6] d. Helena Sukova 6-3 6-3
Gabriela Sabatini [3] d. Jana Novotna 6-1 5-7 7-6
Conchita Martinez d. Zina Garrison [7] 6-3 6-0

Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere [8] d. Judith Wiesner 2-6 6-1 6-0
Mary Joe Fernandez [4] d. Nathalie Tauziat 6-1 7-6
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario [5] d. Natasha Zvereva 6-2 7-5
Monica Seles [2] d. Barbara Paulus 6-2 6-2

Quarters

Graf [1] d. K. Maleeva [6] 6-3 6-0
Sabatini [3] d. Martinez 6-4 1-6 6-1
M. J. Fernandez [4] d. Maleeva-Fragniere 6-2 6-4
Seles [2] d. Sanchez-Vivario [5] 5-7 7-6 6-4

Semis

Sabatini [3] d. Graf [1] 6-4 6-4
Seles [2] d. MJ Fernandez [4] 6-3 6-4

Final
Seles [2] d. Sabatini [3] 6-4 5-7 3-6 6-4 6-2
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Doubles

First Round

Medvedeva/Meskhi d. Novotna/Sukova [1] 6-4 1-6 6-3
Paz/Sanchez-Vicario [4] d. L.Gregory/Majors 6-3 6-4
K. Jordan/Smylie [3] d. Provis/Reinach 6-1 7-6 (6)
K. Adams/McNeil d. Savchenko/Zvereva [2] 7-5 3-6 7-6 (1)

Semis

Paz/Sanchez-Vicario [4] d. Medvedeva/Meskhi 7-5 4-6 7-6 (5)
K. Jordan/Smylie [3] d. K. Adams/McNeil 6-1 6-4

Final
K. Jordan/Smylie [3] d. Paz/Sanchez-Vicario [4] 7-6 (4) 6-4

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Injury prevents Martina Navratilova from competing in a women's series finale for the first time since 1974. She probably holds the record for most consecutive appearances in this type of event.

For the second time in 1990 Sabatini upsets Graf in a major event.
Seles wins an incredible 5 set final before a record crowd of 18,209. It's was the first 5 set women's match since the early 1900s and Monica comeback in grand style earns her the #1 ranking from several tennis magazines while Graf remains #1 on the computer. Seles adherants argue she won 2 "majors" to one for Graf and beat the German twice. Graf supporters gave her the nod for being more consistent.

Rollo
Jan 22nd, 2003, 03:26 PM
1991 Virginia Slims Championships


SINGLES

First Round
Monica Seles(1) d. Julie Halard 6-1 6-0
Mary Joe Fernandez(7) d. Helena Sukova 2-6 7-6(4) 2-2 ret
Gabriela Sabatini(3) d. Katerina Maleeva 6-2 7-6(5)
Jennifer Capriati(6) d. Nathalie Tauziat 5-7 6-0 7-6(4)

ArantxaSanchez-Vicario(5) d. Zina Garrison 4-6 6-1 6-0
Martina Navratilova(4) d. Lori McNeil 6-4 7-5
Jana Novotna(8) d. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 6-0 3-6 6-3
Steffi Graf(2) d. Conchita Martinez 6-0 6-3

Quarters
Seles(1) d. M.Fernandez(7) 6-3 6-2
Sabatini(3) d. Capriati(6) 6-1 6-4
Navratilova(4) d. Sanchez-Vicario(5) 1-6 6-4 6-2
Novotna(8) d. Graf(2) 6-3 3-6 6-1

Semis
Seles(1) d. Sabatini(3) 6-1 6-1
Navratilova(4) d. Novotna(8) 6-1 6-4

Final
Seles(1) d. Navratilova(4) 6-4 3-6 7-5 6-0
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DOUBLES

First Round
G.Fernandez/Novotna(1) d. Provis/Smylie 6-3 6-4
M.Fernandez/Garrison(4) d. Magers/R.White 6-3 6-2
Sanchez-Vicario/Sukova(3) d. Hetherington/Rinaldi 6-3 5-7 2-0 ret
Navratilova/Shriver d. Savchenko-Neiland/Zvereva(2) 6-1 7-5

Semis
G.Fernandez/Novotna(1) d. M.Fernandez/Garrison(4) 6-3 3-6 6-1
Navratilova/Shriver d. Sanchez-Vicario/Sukova(3) 6-4 6-2

Final
Navratilova/Shriver d. G.Fernandez/Novotna(1) 4-6 7-5 6-4

Rollo
Feb 10th, 2003, 08:05 PM
1992 Virginia Slims Championships
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November 16 to 22 at Madison Square Garden

Round of 16

Monica Seles (Yug) [1] d. Nathalie Tauziat (Frn) 6-1 6-2
Jana Novotna (Cz) d. Mary Joe Fernandez (US) [6] 7-6(3) 6-2
Gabriela Sabatini (Arg) [3] d. Amy Frazier (US) 6-0 6-2
Jennifer Capriati (US) [7] d. Helena Sukova (Cz) 7-6(3) 6-1

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (SP) [5] d. Zina Garrison-Jackson (US) 7-6(0) 6-1
Martina Navratilova (US) [4] d. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (Bul) 6-2 6-2
Conchita Martinez (SP) [8] d. Katerina Maleeva (Bul) 6-4 6-3
Lori McNeil (US) d. Steffi Graf (Ger) [2] 7-6(1) 6-4

Quarters

Seles [1] d. Novotna 3-6 6-4 6-1
Sabatini [3] d. Capriati [7] 6-1 3-6 6-4
Navratilova [4] d. Sanchez-Vicario [5] 6-1 2-6 6-2
McNeil d. Martinez [8] 3-6 6-3 6-2

Semis
Seles [1] d. Sabatini [3] 7-6(5) 6-1
Navratilova [4] d. McNeil 7-6(5) 6-4

Final
Seles [1] d. Navratilova [4] 7-5 6-3 6-1
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Doubles

First Round

Sanchez-Vicario/Sukova [1] d. Fendick/Strnadova 7-6(4) 6-4
Navratilova/Shriver [4] d. MJ.Fernandez/Garrison-Jackson 6-1 6-4
G.Fernandez/Zvereva [3] d. McNeil/Stubbs 6-4 4-6 6-4
Neiland/Novotna [2] d. Hetherington/Rinaldi 6-4 7-6(3)

Semis
Sanchez-Vicario/Sukova [1] d. Navratilova/Shriver [4] 6-4 7-5
Neiland/Novotna [2] d. G.Fernandez/Zvereva [3] 6-7(5) 6-2 7-5

Final
Sanchez-Vicario/Sukova [1] d. Neiland/Novotna [2] 7-6(4) 6-1
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Rollo
Feb 14th, 2003, 04:13 PM
Virginia Slims Championships

At New York, week of November 15.

*Format single elimination.


First Round
Steffi Graf (GER) [1] d. Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 6-2 6-4
Amanda Coetzer (SA) d. Mary Joe Fernandez [6] 6-1 1-6 6-3
Conchita Martinez (SP) [4] d. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 7-5 6-2
Anke Huber (GER) [8] d. Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 6-4 1-6 7-6(5)
Mary Pierce (FRA) d. Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) [5] 7-6(8) 6-3
Martina Navratilova [3] d. Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 6-4 6-4
Jana Novotna (CZ) [7] d. Zina Garrison Jackson 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (SP) [2] d. Helena Sukova (CZ) 7-5 6-2

Quarters
Graf [1] d. Coetzer 6-1 6-2
Huber [8] d. Martinez [4] 6-3 6-3
Pierce d. Navratilova [3] 6-1 3-6 6-4
Sanchez-Vicario [2] d. Novotna [7] 6-7 (2) 7-6 (2) 6-4

Semis
Graf [1] d. Huber [8] 6-2 3-6 6-3
Sanchez-Vicario [2] d. Pierce 6-2 5-7 6-2

Final
Graf [1] d. Sanchez-Vicario [2] 6-1 6-4 3-6 6-1


Doubles

1st Round
G.Fernandez/Zvereva(1) d. K.Adams/Bollegraf 6-3 6-4
Shriver/Smylie(4) d. Hetherington/Rinaldi 7-6(2) 7-5
Neiland/Novotna(3) d. McNeil/Stubbs 6-4 3-6 6-2
Sanchez-Vicario/Sukova(2) d. Coetzer/Gorrochategui 6-3 6-3

Semis
G.Fernandez/Zvereva(1) d. Shriver/Smylie(4) 6-1 6-2
Neiland/Novotna(3) d. Sanchez-Vicario/Sukova(2) 7-6(5) 3-6 6-3

Final
G.Fernandez/Zvereva(1) d. Neiland/Novotna(3) 6-3 7-5

Rollo
Feb 14th, 2003, 04:13 PM
Virginia Slims Chapionships

At New York. Week of November 14.

*Format: Sinlge elimination.

First Round
Steffi Graf (GER) [1] d. Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) 7-5 6-3
Mary Pierce (FRA) [5] d. Amanda Coetzer (SA) 5-7 6-3 6-3
Jana Novotna (CZ) [4] d. Iva Majoli (CRO) 6-2 3-6 6-1
Lindsay Davenport [7] d. Anke Huber (GER) 6-2 6-3
Kimiko Date (JPN) [8] d. Sabine Hack (GER) 6-3 6-0
Conchita Martinez (SP) [3] d. Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 2-6 6-2 6-4
Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) d. Martina Navratilova [6] 6-4 6-2
Julie Halard-D. (FR) d. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (SP) [2] 6-2 1-6 7-6(2)

Quarterfinals
Pierce [5] d. Graf [1] 6-4 6-4
Davenport [7] d. Novotna [4] 6-2 6-2
Date [8] d. Martinez [3] 2-6 6-4 7-6 (1)
Sabatini d. Halard-Decugis 2-6 6-2 6-3

Semis
Davenport [7] d. Pierce [5] 6-3 6-2
Sabatini d. Date [8] 4-6 6-0 6-3

Final
Sabatini d. Davenport [7] 6-3 6-2 6-4.


Doubles

1st Round
G.Fernandez/Zvereva(1) d. Shriver/Smylie 6-0 6-4
Fendick/McGrath(4) d. Halard/Tauziat 6-4 6-1
Bollegraf/Navratilova(3) d. Hetherington/Stafford 6-2 6-3
Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario(2) d. Davenport/Raymond 6-2 6-2

Semis
G.Fernandez/Zvereva(1) d. Fendick/McGrath(4) 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2
Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario(2) d. Bollegraf/Navratilova(3) 6-2 6-4

Final
G.Fernandez/Zvereva(1) d. Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario(2) 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3

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Notes:

Navratilova's last year end event. She first played one in 1974!

Rollo
Feb 14th, 2003, 04:13 PM
WTA Championships

at New York, week of November 13.

*Format: Single eliination.


First Round
Steffi Graf (GER) [1] d. Amanda Coetzer (SA) 6-2 6-2
Mary Joe Fernandez (USA) [8] def. Chanda Rubin 3-6 6-2 6-3
Natasha Zvereva (BLR) d. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (SP) [3] 4-6 6-4 6-4
Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) [5] d. Lindsay Davenport 6-4 6-3
Kimiko Date (JPN) [6] d. Jana Novotna (CZ) 5-7 6-3 6-4
Anke Huber (GER) d. Mary Pierce (FRA) [4] 6-2 6-3
Brenda Schultz-McC. (NED) d. Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) [7] 6-2 7-6(4)
Conchita Martinez (SP) [2] d. Iva Majoli (CRO) 1-6 7-5 6-0

Quarterfinals
Graf [1] d. Fernadez [8] 6-3 6-4
Zvereva d. Sabatini [5] 6-2 5-7 7-5
Huber d. Date [6] 3-6 6-2 6-1
Schultz-McCarthy d. Martinez [2] 7-5 6-2

Semis
Graf [1] d. Zvereva 6-4 6-3
Huber d. Schultz-McCarthy 6-3 6-3

Final
Graf [1] d. Huber 6-1 2-6 6-1 4-6 6-3.

Doubles

1st Round
G.Fernandez/Zvereva(1) d. K.Adams/Garrison-Jackson 7-6(4) 6-1
McGrath/Neiland(3) d. Q-Sabatini/Schultz-McCarthy* 6-3 6-2
Arendt/Bollegraf(4) d. McNeil/Sukova 7-6(3) 6-2
Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario(2) d. Martinez/Tarabini 6-3 6-0

Semis
G.Fernandez/Zvereva(1) d. McGrath/Neiland(3) 6-4 6-2
Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario(2) d. Arendt/Bollegraf(4) 7-6(7) 2-6 6-2

Final
Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario(2) d. G.Fernandez/Zvereva(1) 6-2 6-1

*- Sabatini/Schultz-McCarthy won a playoff match with Halard/Tauziat for final spot.
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Attendance was 90,955

Rollo
Feb 14th, 2003, 04:14 PM
1996


Doubles


1st Round
Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario(1) d. Hingis/Sukova 6-4 3-6 7-5
McGrath/Neiland(4) d. Basuki/Vis 6-4 6-7(4) 6-4
Davenport/MJ.Fernandez(3) d. Raymond/Stubbs 6-2 6-2
G.Fernandez/Zvereva(2) d. Smylie/Wild 6-1 6-2

Semis
Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario(1) d. McGrath/Neiland(4) 6-2 6-2
Davenport/MJ.Fernandez(3) d. G.Fernandez/Zvereva(2) 7-6(3) 6-3

Final
Davenport/MJ.Fernandez(3) d. Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario(1) 6-3 6-2
---------------------------------
Attendance was 80,171. 15,296 saw the final.

Rollo
Feb 14th, 2003, 04:14 PM
Chase Championships

At Madison Square Garden, New York.
November 17-23

Round of 16

Martina Hingis (Swt) [1] d. Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Neth)7-6(3) 5-2 ret.
Mary Pierce (Frn) [7] d. Sabine Appelmans (Bel) 6-3 6-4
Nathalie Tauziat (Frn) d. Amanda Coetzer (SA) [4] 6-3 6-3
Iva Majoli (Cro) [6] d. Anke huber (Ger) 7-6(5) 7-6 (2)

Irina Spirlea (Rom) [8] d. Sandrine Testud (Frn) 6-3 5-7 6-4
Mary Joe Fernandez d. Lindsey Davenport [3] 2-6 6-4 7-6**(7*)
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (Sp) d. Monica Seles [5] 3-6 6-4 6-4
Jana Novotna (Cz) [2] d. Conchita Martinez (Sp) 6-4 6-4

Quarters
Pierce d. Hingis [1] 6-3 2-6 7-5
Tauziat d. Majoli [6] 7-6 (7) 7-6 (4)
Spirlea [8] d. Fernandez 5-7 6-2 7-5*
Novotna [2] d. Sanchez-Vicario 6-4 3-6 6-1

Semis
Pierce d. Tauziat 6-2 5-7 6-4
Novotna [2] d. Spirlea [8] 7-6 (5) 6-2

Final
Novotna [2] d. Pierce 7-6** (4) 6-2 6-3
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Doubles

1st Round
Neiland/Sukova d. G.Fernandez/Zvereva [1] 7-5 3-6 6-4
Davenport/Novotna [3] d. Basuki/Vis 6-1 7-5
Arendt/Bollegraf [4] d. Martinez/Tarabini 6-2 7-6(1)
Fusai/Tauziat d. Hingis/Sanchez-Vicario [2] 6-3 6-1

Semis
Davenport/Novotna [3] d. Neiland/Sukova 6-0 7-6(8)
Fusai/Tauziat d. Arendt/Bollegraf [4] 6-3 3-2 ret.

Final
Davenport/Novotna [3] d. Fusai/Tauziat 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2
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Attendance a low figure of 78,811. Finals crowd anounced at 14,507, although Tennis Week's reporter thought the crowd was more like 10,000.

7 of the 14 matches in singles went to 3 sets.

Rollo
Feb 14th, 2003, 04:14 PM
Singles

Round 1
Lindsay Davenport [1] d. Sandrine Testud (FR) 4-6 7-6 (4) 6-0.
Nathalie Tauziat (Fr)[8] d. Natasha Zvereva (Byl) 6-3 6-1
Steffi Graf (Ger) d. Jana Novotna (Cz) [3] 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-1
Monica Seles [5] d. Anna Kournikova (Russ) 6-4 6-3

Dominique Van Roost (Bel) d. Conchita Martinez (Sp) [7] 7-6 (7) 6-2
Irina Spirlea (Rom) d. Arantxa Sanchez-Vocario (Sp) [4] 7-6 (6) 6-1
Mary Pierce (Fr) [6] d. Amanda Coetzer (SA) 6-1 6-0
Martina Hingis (Swt) [2] d. Patty Schnyder (Swt) 4-6 6-0 6-3

Quarters

Davenport [1] d. Tauziat 6-0 6-3
Graf d. Seles [5] 1-6 6-4 6-4
Spirlea d. Van Roost 6-2 6-3
Hingis [2] d. Pierce [6] 7-6 (4) 6-4

Semis
Davenport [1] d. Graf 6-1 2-6 6-3
Hingis [2] d. Spirlea 6-2 7-6 (7)

Final
Hingis [2] d. Davenport [1] 7-5 6-4 4-6 6-2

Doubles

1st Round
Basuki/Vis d. Hingis/Novotna(1) 6-4 2-6 6-4
Fusai/Tauziat(4) d. Likhovtseva/Sugiyama 4-6 6-1 6-4
Raymond/Stubbs(3) d. Martinez/Tarabini 6-2 6-2
Davenport/Zvereva(2) d. Kournikova/Neiland 6-2 6-3

Semis
Fusai/Tauziat(4) d. Basuki/Vis 6-2 3-6 6-3
Davenport/Zvereva(2) d. Raymond/Stubbs(3) 6-3 6-1

Final
Davenport/Zvereva(2) d. Fusai/Tauziat(4) 6-7(6) 7-5 6-3

Rollo
Feb 14th, 2003, 04:15 PM
Chase Championships

at New York, New York. Nov 15-21.

*Format. Singles elimination. Finals no longer best of 5 sets.


Round 1

Martina Hingis [1] d. Sandrine Testud 7-6(5) 7-6(5)
Mary Pierce [5] d. Anna Kournikova 6-7(3) 7-6(5) 6-0
Venus Williams [3]d. Conchita Martinez 6-2 5-7 6-4
Barbara Schett [7] d. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 6-1 6-4

Nathalie Tauziat [6] d. Amanda Coetzer 6-3 7-6(6)
Dominique Van Roost d. Elena Likhovtseva 6-2 6-3
Anke Huber d. Julie Halard-Decugis [8] 6-1 6-2
Lindsay Davenport [2] d. Amelie Mauresmo 3-6 6-3 6-2

Quarterfinals
Hingis [1] d/ Pierce [5] 6-1 6-2
V. Williams [3] d. Schett [7] 6-4 7-6 (2)
Tauziat [6] d. Van Roost 6-3 6-2
Davenport [2] d. Huber 6-3 6-1

Semifinals
Hingis [1] d. V. Williams [3] 6-4 7-6 (2)
Davenport [2] d. Tauzait [6] 7-6 (3) 6-0

Final
Davenport [2] d. Hingis [1] 6-4 6-2




Doubles

1st Round
Hingis/Kournikova(1) d. Fusai/Tauziat 1-6 6-1 7-5
Raymond/Stubbs(3) d. Likhovtseva/Sugiyama 6-3 6-3
Neiland/Sanchez-Vicario(4) d. Spirlea/Vis 6-3 3-6 6-3
Davenport/Morariu(2) d. Martinez/Tarabini 6-0 7-5

Semis
Hingis/Kournikova(1) d. Raymond/Stubbs(3) 4-6 7-6(3) 6-0
Neiland/Sanchez-Vicario(4) d. Davenport/Morariu(2) 7-6(4) 7-5

Final
Hingis/Kournikova(1) d. Neiland/Sanchez-Vicario(4) 6-4 6-4

*#4 seed Serena Williams withdraws.

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Rollo
Feb 14th, 2003, 04:15 PM
Chase Championships

New York,USA November 13-19

*Format:Single elimination.

First Round

Martina Hingis [1] d. Julie Halard-Decugis [13 ] 6-2 6-3
Nathalie Tauziat [7] d. Amy Frazier [15] 6-36-2
Conchita Martinez [4] d. Elena Likhovtseva [16] 2-6 6-4 6-3
Anna Kournikova [5] d. Jennifer Capriati [10] 6-4 6-4

Amanda Coetzer [9] d. Chanda Rubin [8] 6-2 6-1
Monica Seles [3] d. Sandrine Testud [12] 6-3 6-4
Kim Clijsters [14] d. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario [6] 7-5 6-4
Elena Dementieva [11] d. Lindsay Davenport [2] 3-6 7-6(7) 6-4

Quarterfinals

Hingis [1] d. Tauziat [7] 6-1 6-7 (2) 6-2
Kournikova [5] d. Martinez [4] 6-4 6-0
Seles [3] d. Coetzer [9] 6-3 6-4
Dementieva [11] d. Clijsters [14] 6-4 2-6 6-4

Semifinals
Hingis [1] d. Kopurnikova [5] 7-6 (2) 6-2
Seles [3] d. Dementieva [11] 6-1 7-6 (4)

Final
Hingis [1] d. Seles [3] 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-4

Doubles

1st Round
Callens/VanRoost d. Halard-Decugis/Sugiyama(1) 2-6 6-3 6-4
Arendt/Bollegraf d. Ruano-Pascual/Suarez(4) 6-4 6-2
Raymond/Stubbs(3) d. Fusai/Tauziat 6-4 7-6(5)
Hingis/Kournikova(2) d. Black/Likhovtseva* 6-0 7-5

Semis
Arendt/Bollegraf d. Callens/VanRoost 7-5 6-3
Hingis/Kournikova(2) d. Raymond/Stubbs(3) 6-4 6-2

Final
Hingis/Kournikova(2) d. Arendt/Bollegraf 6-2 6-3

*- Black/Likhovtseva replaced Rubin/Testud, who withdrew due to Rubin's knee injury.


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Notes:

The last year end event held at Madison Square Garden, a run stretching back to 1983 when the women's tour was finally unified under Virginia Slims.

Rollo
Feb 14th, 2003, 04:15 PM
WTA Tour Championships

At Munich. October 29 to November 4.

*Format: Single elimination.

First Round

Jennifer Capriati [1] d. Magdalena Maleeva 2-6 6-3 6-3
Sandrine Testud d. Amelie Mauresmo [5] 5-7 7-5 6-1
Justine Henin [4] d. Anke Huber 6-1 6-2
Serena Williams [7] d. Silvia Farina-Elia 6-0 6-2

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario d. Nathalie Tauziat [8] 6-3 6-4.
Kim Clijsters [3] d. Elena Dementieva 6-3 7-6 (2)
Jelena Dokic [6] d. Meghann Shaughnessy 7-6 (4) 6-2
Lindsay Davenport [2] d. Amanda Coetzer 6-3 6-3.

Quarters
Testud d. Capriati [1] 6-3 4-6 6-3
S. Williams [7] d. Henin [4] 6-3 7-6 (5)
Clijsters [3] d. Sanchez-Vicario 7-5 6-1
Davenport [2] d. Dokic [6] 6-4 6-2.

Semis
S. Williams [7] d. Testud 6-3 6-0
Davenport [2] d. Clijsters[3] 1-6 6-3 7-6 (3)

Final
S. Williams [7] d. Davenport [2] default

Doubles

1st Round
Raymond/Stubbs(1) d. Krizan/Srebotnik 6-3 6-4
Ruano-Pascual/Suarez(4) d. Fusai/Grande 4-6 7-6(3) 6-2
Black/Likhovtseva(3) d. Testud/Vinci 6-3 6-4
Po-Messerli/Tauziat(2) d. Coetzer/McNeil 1-6 6-3 6-4

Semis
Raymond/Stubbs(1) d. Ruano-Pascual/Suarez(4) 3-6 3-0 ret.
Black/Likhovtseva(3) d. Po-Messerli/Tauziat(2) 7-5 6-4

Final
Raymond/Stubbs(1) d. Black/Likhovtseva(3) 7-5 3-6 6-3

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Notes:

A disaster. The WTA moves the YEC out of Madison Square Garden. Monica Seles won't play in Germany because of her 1993 stabbing, Venus didn't enter, and overall attendence was horrible. This was the first (and perhaps last for quite some time) year end event held outside the United States.

Sanchez-Vicario qualified for her 13th consecutive WTA season-ending event.

Serena Williams wins her first major event sincce the 1999 US Open. Even the final goes badly. Davenport injures her knee after a controversial call and pulls out of the final. Despite not winning a slam or the WTA finals Davenport ends the years as computer #1.

Rollo
Feb 14th, 2003, 04:16 PM
Home Depot Championships

Played at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. November 4-10.

*Format:Single elimination.

First Round

Serena Williams [1] d. Anna Pistolesi 6-2 6-2
Jelena Dokic [8] d. Anastasia Myskina 6-3 6-4
Jennifer Capriati [3] d. Silvia Farina-Elia 7-5 6-1
Magdalena Maleeva d. Dasniela Hantuchova [7] 6-2 7-5

Kim Clijsters [5] d. Chanda Rubin 6-1 6-2
Justine Henin-Hardenne [4] d. Elena Dementieva 6-3 6-3
Monica Seles [6] d. Lindsay Davenport 3-6 7-6 (6) 6-3
Venus Williams [2] d. Patty Schnyder 6-2 7-6 (7)

Quarters
S. Williams [1] d. Dokic [8] 7-6 (1) 6-0
Capriati [3] d. Mg. Maleeva 6-2 4-6 6-1
Clijsters [5] d. Henin-Hardenne [4] 6-2 6-1
V. Williams [2] d. Seles [6] 7-5 6-4

Semis
S. Williams [1] d. Capriati [3] 2-6 6-4 6-4
Clijsters [5] d. V. Williams [2] 5-0 retired

Final
Clijsters [5] d. S. Williams [1] 7-5 6-3.

Doubles

1st Round
Fujiwara/Sugiyama d. Ruano-Pascual/Suarez(1) 6-4 6-3
Dementieva/Husarova(3) d. Krizan/Srebotnik* 6-3 4-6 6-2
Black/Likhovtseva(5) d. Arendt/L.Huber 6-3 7-6(5)
Raymond/Stubbs(2) d. J.Lee/Prakusya 6-3 6-1

Semis
Dementieva/Husarova(3) d. Fujiwara/Sugiyama 4-6 7-5 6-4
Black/Likhovtseva(5) d. Raymond/Stubbs(2) 3-6 6-3 7-6(4)

Final
Dementieva/Husarova(3) d. Black/Likhovtseva(5) 4-6 6-4 6-3

*- Hantuchova/Sanchez-Vicario(4) withdrew. Black/Likhovtseva were promoted to 5th seeds and moved into their spot. Krizan/Srebotnik then filled the open spot as alternates.

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Dreadful attendence all week. Seles saved match points vs Davenport in round one.

Rollo
Jul 10th, 2003, 01:54 AM
2003 WTA Tour Championships

Played at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. November 5-10

Format: Round Robin

Red Group
Kim Clijsters[1] d. Amelie Mauresmo[6] 3-6 6-4 6-4
Clijsters[1] d. Elena Dementieva[9] 6-2 6-2
Clijsters[1] d. Chanda Rubin[10] 6-4 6-4
Mauresmo[6] d. Dementieva[9] 6-3 6-2
Rubin[10] d. Mauresmo[6] 4-6 6-4 6-2
Dementieva[9] d. Rubin[10] 4-6 7-5 6-1

Black Group
Justine Henin-Hardenne[2] d. Jennifer Capriati[5] 6-2 6-1
Henin-Hardenne[2] d. Anastasia Myskina[9] 7-5 5-7 7-5
Ai Sugiyama[11] d. Henin-Hardenne[2] 6-2 6-4
Capriati[5] d. Myskina[9] 7-5 5-7 6-4
Capriati[5] d. Sugiyama[11] 7-5 7-6(3)
Myskina[8] d. Sugiyama[11] 6-4 6-3

Semis
Clijsters[1] d. Capriati[5] 4-6 6-3 6-0
Mauresmo[6] d. Henin-Hardenne[2] 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3

Final
Clijsters[1] d. Mauresmo[6] 6-2 6-0
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Doubles

Semis
Clijsters/Sugiyama[1] d. Black/Likhovtseva 6-3 6-4
Ruano Pascual/Suarez[2] d. Kuznetsova/Navratilova 6-4 6-4

Final
Ruano Pascual/Suarez[2] d. Clijsters/Sugiyama[1] 6-4 3-6 6-3

A big thanks to Uranium for updating 2003-2008 results :)

Rollo
Aug 13th, 2003, 04:21 AM
2004 WTA Tour Championships

Played at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. November 10-15

Format: Round Robin

Red Group
Anastasia Myskina[3] d. Lindsay Davenport[1] 7-6(5) 6-4
Davenport[1] d. Elena Dementieva[5] 6-0 6-1
Davenport[1] d. Serena Williams[8] 3-6 7-5 6-1
Myskina[3] d. Dementieva[5] 6-3 6-3
S. Williams[8] d. Myskina[3] 4-6 6-3 6-4
S. Williams[8] d. Dementieva[5] 7-6(3) 7-5

Black Group
Amelie Mauresmo[2] d. Svetlana Kuznetsova[4] 6-3 6-2
Mauresmo[2] d. Maria Sharapova[6] 7-5 6-4
Mauresmo[2] d. Vera Zvonareva[11] 6-1 6-0
Sharapova[6] d. Kuznetsova[4] 6-1 6-4
Kuznetsova[4] d. Zvonareva[11] 6-2 6-4
Sharapova[6] d. Zvonareva[11] 6-4 7-5

Semis
Sharapova[6] d. Myskina[3] 2-6 6-2 6-2
S. Williams[8] d. Mauresmo[2] 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4

Final
Sharapova[6] d. S. Williams[8] 4-6 6-2 6-4
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Doubles

Semis
Black/Stubbs d. Ruano Pascual/Suarez[1] 7-6(7) 6-4
Petrova/Shaughnessy d. Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva[2] 6-3 6-2

Final
Petrova/Shaughnessy d. Black/Stubbs 7-5 6-2

BCP
Aug 13th, 2003, 08:22 AM
2005 WTA Tour Championships

Played at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. November 8-13.

Format: Round Robin

Green Group
Maria Sharapova[3] d. Lindsay Davenport[1] 6-3 5-7 6-4
Davenport[1] d. Patty Schnyder[8] 6-3 7-5
Davenport[1] d. Nadia Petrova[9] 6-2 7-6(1)
Sharapova[3] d. Schnyder[8] 6-1 3-6 6-3
Petrova[9] d. Sharapova[3] 6-1 6-2
Schnyder[8] d. Petrova[9] 6-0 5-7 6-4

Black Group
Amelie Mauresmo[4] d. Kim Clijsters[2] 6-3 7-6(4)
Mary Pierce[5] d. Clijsters[2] 6-1 4-6 7-6(2)
Clijsters[2] d. Elena Dementieva[10] 6-2 6-3
Pierce[5] d. Mauresmo[4] 2-6 6-4 6-2
Mauresmo[4] d. Dementieva[10] 6-2 6-3
Pierce[5] d. Dementieva[10] 6-2 6-3

Semis
Pierce[5] d. Davenport[1] 7-6(5) 7-6(6)
Mauresmo[4] d. Sharapova[3] 7-6(1) 6-3

Final
Mauresmo[4] d. Pierce[5] 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4
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Doubles

Semis
Black/Stubbs[1] d. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva 6-4 7-6(4)
Raymond/Stosur[2] d. Martinez/Ruano Pascual 7-5 5-7 6-3

Final
Raymond/Stosur[2] d. Black/Stubbs[1] 6-7(5) 7-5 6-4

Rollo
Aug 13th, 2003, 01:54 PM
2006 Sony Ericsson Championships

Played at Madrid, Spain. November 7-12.

Format: Round Robin
Surface: Indoors

Yellow Group
Amelie Mauresmo[1] d. Justine Henin-Hardenne[3] 4-6 7-6(3) 6-2
Nadia Petrova[5] d. Mauresmo[1] 6-2 6-2
Mauresmo[1] d. Martina Hingis[8] 3-6 6-1 6-4
Henin-Hardenne[3] d. Petrova[5] 6-4 6-4
Henin-Hardenne[3] d. Hingis[8] 6-2 6-7(5) 6-1
Hingis[8] d. Petrova[5] 6-4 3-6 6-3

Red Group
Maria Sharapova[2] d. Svetlana Kuznetsova[4] 6-1 6-4
Sharapova[2] d. Kim Clijsters[6] 6-4 6-4
Sharapova[2] d. Elena Dementieva[7] 6-1 6-4
Clijsters[6] d. Kuznetsova[4] 6-1 6-1
Kuznetsova[4] d. Dementieva[7] 7-5 6-3
Clijsters[6] d. Dementieva[7] 6-4 6-0

Semis
Mauresmo[1] d. Clijsters[6] 6-2 3-6 6-3
Henin-Hardenne[3] d. Sharapova[2] 6-2 7-6(5)

Final
Henin-Hardenne[3] d. Mauresmo[1] 6-4 6-3
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Doubles

Semis
Raymond/Stosur[1] d. Peschke/Schiavone 6-1 6-4
Black/Stubbs d. Yan/Zheng[2] 7-5 2-6 7-5

Final
Raymond/Stosur[1] d. Black/Stubbs 3-6 6-3 6-3

The second YEC to be held outside the United States.

Ryan
Aug 14th, 2003, 08:33 PM
2007 Sony Ericsson Championships

Played at Madrid, Spain. November 6-11.

Format: Round Robin

Yellow Group
Justine Henin[1] d. Jelena Jankovic[3] 6-2 6-2
Henin[1] d. Marion Bartoli[9] 6-0 6-0
Henin[1] d. Anna Chakvetadze[7] 6-1 7-6(4)
Bartoli[9] d. Jankovic[3] 6-1 1-0 ret.
Chakvetadze[7] d. Jankovic[3] 6-4 0-6 6-3
Chakvetadze[7] d. Serena Williams[5] 6-4 ret.

Red Group
Ana Ivanovic[4] d. Svetlana Kuznetsova[2] 6-1 4-6 7-5
Maria Sharapova[6] d. Kuznetsova[2] 5-7 6-2 6-2
Daniela Hantuchova[8] d. Kuznetsova[2] 7-6(7) 6-0
Sharapova[6] d. Ivanovic[4] 6-1 6-2
Ivanovic[4] d. Hantuchova[8] 6-2 7-6(9)
Sharapova[6] d. Hantuchova[8] 6-4 7-5

Semis
Henin[1] d. Ivanovic[4] 6-4 6-4
Sharapova[6] d. Chakvetadze[7] 6-2 6-2

Final
Henin[1] d. Sharapova[6] 5-7 7-5 6-3
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Doubles

Semis
Black/Huber[1] d. Peschke/Stubbs 7-6(3) 4-6 10-6
Srebotnik/Sugiyama[2] d. Chan/Chuang 6-2 6-2

Final
Black/Huber[1] d. Srebotnik/Sugiyama[2] 5-7 6-3 10-8

Tiebreaks take the place of the third set in the doubles competition, another sign of the marginalization of doubles in tennis.

Jem
Sep 6th, 2003, 05:02 AM
2008 Sony Ericsson Championships

Played in Khalifa Tennis Complex at Qatar, Doha. November 4-9.

Format: Round Robin

White Group
Jelena Jankovic[1] d. Ana Ivanovic[4] 6-3 6-4
Jankovic[1] d. Svetlana Kuznetsova[6] 7-6(6) 6-4
Vera Zvonareva[8] d. Jankovic[1] 2-6 6-3 6-4
Agnieszka Radwanska[9] d. Kuznetsova[6] 6-2 7-5
Zvonareva[8] d. Ivanovic[4] 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4
Zvonareva[8] d. Kuznetsova[6] 6-2 6-3

Maroon Group
Serena Williams[3] d. Dinara Safina[2] 6-4 6-1
Elena Dementieva[5] d. Safina[2] 6-2 6-4
Venus Williams[7] d. Safina[2] 7-5 6-3
Dementieva[5] d. Nadia Petrova[10] 6-4 4-6 6-4
V. Williams[7] d. S. Williams[3] 5-7 6-1 6-0
V. Williams[7] d. Dementieva[5] 6-4 4-6 6-3

Semis
Zvonareva[8] d. Dementieva[5] 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3
V. Williams[7] d. Jankovic[1] 6-2 2-6 6-3

Final
V. Williams[7] d. Zvonareva[8] 6-7(5) 6-0 6-2
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Doubles

Semis
Black/Huber[1] d. Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual 6-1 6-3
Peschke/Stubbs d. Srebotnik/Sugiyama[2] 6-3 2-6 10-4

Final
Black/Huber[1] d. Peschke/Stubbs 6-1 7-5

Held outdoors on hard courts, the last time the YEC was contested outdoors was in 1978. For the first time since 1973 no major event is played indoors.

Rollo
Oct 9th, 2003, 10:26 PM
A bump and thasnks to Jem for thr 1974 results:)

ally baker
Oct 9th, 2003, 10:35 PM
Olga didn't play 1974 slims... :sad:

Rollo
Oct 11th, 2003, 08:47 PM
It's a shame Ally :sad: -she was tough indoors. Olga injured herself after Wimbledon in 1974 and missed the US Open also.

Kart
Nov 3rd, 2003, 02:02 PM
So I clicked on this thread looking to note the greatness of Gabriela Sabatini (as always) and what do I find ?

No 1988 ?????????????

Shame on you Rollo :smash: for not having the only results that matter (aside from 1994 obviously).

Here is my contruct with the use of the ITF page:

Round 16:

Steffi Graf [1] d. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6-1 4-6 6-1
Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere [7] d. Lori McNeil 6-1 6-0

Chris Evert [3] d. Barbara Potter 4-6 6-2 6-4
Pam Shriver [5] d. Sylvia Hanika 6-3 6-4

Gabriela Sabatini :hearts: [4] d. Katarina Maleeva 6-2 6-1
Natasha Zvereva [6] d. Helen Kelesi 6-2 1-6 6-2

Martina Navratilova [2] d. Larisa Neiland 6-7 6-3 6-3
Helena Sukova [8] d. Zina Garrison-Jackson 2-6 6-3 6-3

Quarter Finals:

Steffi Graf [1] d. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere [7] 6-1 6-3
Pam Shriver [5] d. Chris Evert [3] 7-5 6-4

Gabriela Sabatini :hearts: [4] d. Natasha Zvereva [6] 6-1 6-1
Helena Sukova [8] d. Martina Navratilova [2] 2-6 7-5 6-3

Semi Finals:

Pam Shriver [5] d. Steffi Graf [1] 6-3 7-6
Gabriela Sabatini :hearts: [4] d. Helena Sukova [8] 6-4 6-2

Final:

Gabriela Sabatini :hearts: [4] d. Pam Shriver 7-5 6-2 6-2

Champion:

Need you ask :p

Rollo
Nov 5th, 2003, 09:06 AM
Thanks for knocking some sense into my head Kart! :worship:

P.S. I added your results.

Kart
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:22 PM
Thanks Rollo ;).

spiceboy
Nov 29th, 2003, 02:43 AM
Missing results, hope it helps :)

1973

Virginia Slims Championship
Boca Raton Hotel, Florida, USA
U$S 110.000
Hard - 10-21 October 1973

Main Draw

First Round

Lesley Hunt (Aus) def. ** Jill Schwikert (USA) 6-0 6-4
Janet Newberry (USA) def. Betty Stove (Hol) 3-6 6-4 6-3
Francoise Durr (Fra) def. Kerry Harris (Aus) 6-2 6-2
Laura Rossouw (RSA) def. Helen Courlay (Aus) 6-3 6-3
Nancy Gunter (USA) def. * Jeanne Evert (USA) 6-0 6-2
* Carrie Meyer (USA) def. * Carrie Fleming (USA) 7-5 6-3
Virginia Wade (GBR) def. Laurie Fleming (USA) 6-4 6-3
Laura DuPont (USA) def. Wendy Overton (USA) 2-6 6-4 7-6
Tine Zwaan (USA) def. Valerie Ziegenfuss (USA) 3-6 6-0 6-1
Kerry Melville (Aus) def. Tory Fretz (USA) 5-7 6-4 6-1
Mona Schallau (USA) def. * Jennifer Balent (USA) 6-2 6-0
Rosemary Casals (USA) def. Barbara Downs (USA) 6-4 7-6
Kathy Kuykendall (USA) def. Robin Tenney (USA) 2-6 6-2 6-3
Julie Heldman (USA) def. Janet Wass (USA) walkover
Karen Krantzcke (USA) def. Pamela Teeguarden (USA) 6-2 6-3
Chris Evert (USA) def. Kristien Kremmer (USA) 6-2 6-3

Second Round

Newberry def. Hunt 6-2 2-6 7-6
Durr def. Rossouw 6-4 6-4
Gunter def. Meyer 6-0 6-2
Wade def. DuPont 6-1 6-4
Melville def. Zwaan 6-4 6-1
Schallau def. Casals 3-6 6-4 6-4
Heldman def. Kuykendall 6-2 6-0
C. Evert def. Krantzcke 6-1 6-4

Quarterfinals

Durr def. Newberry 6-0 6-1
Gunter def. Wade 6-3 7-5
Melville def. Schallau 6-4 5-7 7-5
C. Evert def. Heldman 6-1 6-4

Semifinals

Gunter def. Durr 6-2 6-1
C. Evert def. Melville 6-1 6-2

Finals

Chris Evert def. Nancy Gunter 6-3 y 6-3

Prize Money: 25.000 - 14.000 - 7.000 - 3.500 - 800

Doubles

Finals

Rosie Casals-Billie J. King a/def. Francoise Durr-Betty Stove 6-2 6-4

* Amateurs
** Lucky Loser, replaces Nº 2 seed Court

1975

Virginia Slims Championships
Los Angeles Sports Arena, California, USA
(Indoor Carpet)
U$S 150.000
April 01-05, 1975

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

First Round Gold Group

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

First Round Green Group

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

Second Round (Round Robin) - Gold Group

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

Second Round (Round Robin) - Green Group

Navratilova def. Schallau 7-5 3-6 6-2
Navratilova def. Wade 7-5 6-3
Navratilova def. Heldman 6-4 6-3
Wade def. Schallau 6-3 6-2
Wade def. Heldman 6-7 (2-5) 6-2 7-5
Heldman def. Schallau 6-4 6-3

Third Place

Wade def. Goolagong 8-5

Fifth Place

Morozova def. Heldman 8-3

Seventh Place

Schallau def. Louie 9-8 (5-3)

Championship match

Chris Evert (USA) def. Martina Navratilova (USA) 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

Finals

Margaret Court-Virginia Wade def. Rosie Casals-Billie Jean King 6-7 (2-5) 7-6 (5-2) 6-2

1977

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 (USA) def. Rosie Casals (USA) 6-1 6-1
Chris Evert (USA) def. Virginia Wade (GBR) 6-2 7-5
Chris Evert (USA) def. Mima Jausovec (Yug) 6-0 6-3
Rosie Casals (USA) def. Virginia Wade (GBR) 4-6 6-4 6-4
Rosie Casals (USA) def. Mima Jausovec (Yug) 6-4 6-3
Virginia Wade (GBR) def. Mima Jausovec (Yug) 6-7 6-3 6-4

Orange Group

Sue Barker (GBR) def. Martina Navratilova (Che) 7-5 6-4
Sue Barker (GBR) def. Betty Stove (Hol) 6-0 6-1
Sue Barker (GBR) def. Kirstien Kremmer-Shaw (USA) 6-1 7-6
Martina Navratilova (Che) def. Betty Stove (Hol) 6-0 6-4
Martina Navratilova (Che) def. Kirstien Kremmer-Shaw (USA) 6-3 6-1
Betty Stove (Hol) def. Kirstien Kremmer-Shaw (USA) 6-3 6-4

Third Place

Navratilova def. Casals 8-5

Championship Match

Chris Evert (USA) def. Sue Barker (GBR) 2-6 6-1 6-1

Final Standings

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

Doubles

Finals

Martina Navratilova-Betty Stove def. Francoise Durr-Virginia Wade 7-5 6-3

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

Wendy Turnbull (AUS) def. Rosie Casals (USA) 7-6 6-3

Finals

Martina Navratilova (USA) def. Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) 7-6(5) 6-4

Doubles

Not played

1980

March 19-23, 1980
Avon Championships
New York, New York, USA (Carpeta indoor/Indoor Carpet)

Singles

First Round

Martina Navratilova (USA) [1] def. Kathy Jordan (USA) 6-2 6-1
Billie Jean King (USA) def. Virginia Wade (GBR) 6-1 6-3
Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) def. Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 7-6 6-4
Tracy Austin (USA) [2] def. Greer Stevens (RSA) 6-3 5-3 retired

Second Round

Martina Navratilova (USA) [1] def. Billie Jean King (USA) 6-2 6-1
Tracy Austin (USA) [2] def. Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) 6-1 4-6 7-6

0-1 Playoff

Kathy Jordan (USA) def. Virginia Wade (GBR) 1-6 6-3 6-0
Wendy Turnbull (AUS) def. Greer Stevens (RSA) walkover

1-1 Playoff

Billie Jean King (USA) def. Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 6-2 6-2
Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) def. Kathy Jordan (USA) 6-2 6-4

Semifinals

Tracy Austin (USA) [2] def. Billie Jean King (USA) 6-3 6-1
Martina Navratilova (USA) [1] def. Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) 6-2 3-6 6-0

Finals

Tracy Austin (USA) [2] def. Martina Navratilova (USA) [1] 6-2 2-6 6-2

Doubles

Semifinals

King-Navratilova def. K. Jordan-A. Smith 6-4 6-3
Casals-Turnbull def. DuPont-Shriver 6-3 6-7 6-4

Finals

King-Navratilova def. Casals-Turnbull 6-3 4-6 6-3

1986

November 17-23, 1986
Virginia Slims Championships
New York, New York, USA (Indoor Carpet)

Doubles

First Round

Navratilova-Shriver def. Man. Maleeva-K. Maleeva 6-1 6-0
Mandlikova-Turnbull def. Burgin-Fairbank 6-2 6-4
Graf-Sabatini def. G. Fernandez-R. White 6-3 6-2
Kohde-Kilsch-Sukova def. Parkomenko-Savchenko 2-6 7-6 (5) 6-2

Semifinals

Navratilova-Shriver def. Mandlikova-Turnbull 1-6 6-1 6-1
Kohde-Kilsch-Sukova def. Graf-Sabatini 7-6 (8) 3-6 7-5

Finals

Navratilova-Shriver def. Kohde-Kilsch-Sukova 7-6 (1) 6-3

1987

November 16-22, 1987
Virginia Slims Championships
New York, New York, USA (Indoor Carpet)

Doubles

First Round

Navratilova-Shriver def. Novotna-Suire 7-6 (7) 5-7 6-4
Graf-Sabatini def. Parkomenko-Savchenko 6-1 6-4
Burgin-Fairbank def. Garrison-McNeil 2-6 6-2 6-1
Kohde-Kilsch-Sukova def. M.Daniels-A. White 6-4 3-6 7-5

Semifinals

Navratilova-Shriver def. Graf-Sabatini 3-6 7-6 (4) 6-1
Kohde-Kilsch-Sukova def. Burgin-Fairbank 6-2 6-3

Finals

Navratilova-Shriver def. Kohde-Kilsch-Sukova 6-1 6-1

1988

November 14, 1988
Virginia Slims Championships
New York, New York, USA (Indoor Carpet)

Doubles

First Round

Martina Navratilova-Pam Shriver def. Lori McNeil-Betsy Nagelsen 6-3 y 6-1
Steffi Graf-Gabriela Sabatini def. Isabel Demongeot-Nathalie Tauziat 6-3 y 6-1
Larisa Savchenko-Natalia Zvereva def. Gigi Fernandez-Robin White 3-6, 6-3 y 6-1
Claudia Kohde Kilsch-Helena Sukova def. Patty Fendick-Jill Hetherington 6-4 y 6-2

Semifinals

Navratilova-Shriver def. Graf-Sabatini walkover
Savchenko-Zvereva def. Kohde Kilsch-Sukova 3-6, 6-4 y 7-5

Finals

Martina Navratilova-Pam Shriver def. Larisa Savchenko-Natasha Zvereva 6-3 y 6-4

1989

November 13, 1989
Virginia Slims Championships
New York, New York, USA (Indoor Carpet)

Singles

Round of 16

Steffi Graf (GER) [1] def. Jana Novotna (CZE) 6-3 6-4
Helena Sukova (CZE) [7] def. Raffaella Reggi-Concato (ITA) 6-3 7-5
Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) [3] def. Gretchen Magers (USA) 6-4 6-1
Zina Garrison Jackson (USA) [5] def. Helen Kelesi (CAN) 6-3 6-1
Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) [8] def. Hana Mandlikova (AUS) 6-1 6-1
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) [4] def. Catarina Lindqvist (SWE) 7-6 6-3
Monica Seles (USA) [6] def. Conchita Martinez (ESP) 6-0 6-1
Martina Navratilova (USA) [2] def. Mary Joe Fernandez (USA) 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals

Steffi Graf (GER) [1] def. Helena Sukova (CZE) [7] 6-2 6-1
Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) [3] def. Zina Garrison Jackson (USA) [5] 6-3 5-7 6-3
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) [4] def. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) [8] 7-5 7-6
Martina Navratilova (USA) [2] def. Monica Seles (USA) [6] 6-3 5-7 7-5

Semifinals

Steffi Graf (GER) [1] def. Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) [3] 6-3 5-7 6-1
Martina Navratilova (USA) [2] def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) [4] 6-2 6-2

Finals

Steffi Graf (GER) [1] def. Martina Navratilova (USA) [2] 6-4 7-5 2-6 6-2


Doubles

First Round

Martina Navratilova-Pam Shriver def. Burgin-Fairbank 5-7, 7-5 y 7-5
Wendy Turnbull-Elizabeth Smylie def. Katrina Adams-Zina Garrison 6-3 y 7-6 (3)
Larisa Savchenko-Natalia Zvereva def. Gigi Fernandez-Robin White 6-2 y 6-4
Jana Novotna-Helena Sukova def. Patty Fendick-Jill Hetherington 6-3, 5-7 y 7-5

Semifinals

Martina Navratilova-Pam Shriver def. Wendy Turnbull-Elizabeth Smylie 6-1 y 6-1
Larisa Savchenko-Natalia Zvereva def. Jana Novotna-Helena Sukova 3-6, 7-6 (3) y 6-4

Finals

Martina Navratilova-Pam Shriver def. Larisa Savchenko-Natasha Zvereva 6-3 y 6-2

Rollo
Nov 29th, 2003, 06:42 AM
Thanks to Spiceboy we'll have a 95% complete list of YEC's! I've added most-and will finish them tomorrow.

Andy T
Nov 29th, 2003, 01:04 PM
Great Project Guys!
Don't know if any of this info is interesting or not:

1974 Slims: RICHEY and MELVILLE withdrew ill, MOROZOVA injured and back in Russia
1975 Slims COURT & HUNT qualified but did not play.
1978 Colgate GOOLAGONG-CAWLEY qualified but did not play (injured)
1980 Avon FROMHOLTZ qualified but did not play
1982 Avon JAEGER qualified but didn't play
1986 November Slims EVERT qualified but didn't play
1988 November Slims REHE qualified but DNP
1989 November Slims EVERT qualified but DNP
1990 November Slims NAVRATILOVA qualified but DNP

spiceboy
Dec 10th, 2003, 04:44 PM
This is a small homage of Martina Navratilova's run at the YEC :worship: :worship:

The illustrious history of the WTA TOUR Championships began on the clay courts of Florida in 1972. The tournament was originally the springtime, season-ending championships of the Virginia Slims winter circuit. A 17-year-old Floridian named Chris Evert won the inaugural Virginia Slims Championships.

The tournament was held practically in Evert's own backyard at the Boca Raton Hotel on a clay court. The 1972 tournament foreshadowed two things: First, Evert's dominance on clay. The following year she would begin her five-and-a-half year, 125-match winning streak on the dirt. The second foreshadowing was of Evert's intense concentration. In that 1972 Virginia Slims Championships final, she battled back from a 1-5 deficit against Kerry Melville to win the title 7-5, 6-4. With it's $100,000 purse, the tournament was the richest in women's professional tennis history (a history that was quite short at that point). However, with all the hoopla came a glitch: Evert hadn't yet reached her 18th birthday and was therefore an amateur. She had to forego the $25,000 first prize.

Evert won the season-ending championships again in 1973, again on the Florida clay courts. In 1974, the Virginia Slims Championships moved indoors to the Los Angeles Arena and expanded the eight-player field of the previous two years to a 16-player draw, since the number of professional women tennis players had grown dramatically. However, three of the world's top 16 players were absent from the 1974 Championships: Olga Morozova was recalled to Russia, and Nancy Gunter and Kerry Melville were ill due to exhaustion. Evonne Goolagong rose to the occasion to defeat both Billie Jean King and Evert to claim one jewel of the Triple Crown, as it was known then (Wimbledon and the U.S. Open were the other two jewels), as well as the $32,000 winner's check, then the largest ever.

Martina Navratilova made her first Championships appearance that year but did not make much news. She won her first match over Kathy Kuykendall and then lost to Virginia Wade. A review of the 1974 tournament in the Virginia Slims media guide mentions her just once. It calls Martina a "fresh face" along with Kuykendall, Marcie Louie, and Pam Teeguarden.

Just a year later, a section in the media guide read: "The 1975 Virginia Slims Tennis Circuit _ Evert's championship and the emergence of Navratilova highlight greatest season ever." Evert defeated Navratilova in the Virginia Slims Championships final but the two players tied in the point standings for the Silver Ginny Trophy. Their rivalry was off and running.

Goolagong stopped Evert in the 1976 tournament in Los Angeles for her second Championships crown. In 1977, the Virginia Slims Championships moved to Madison Square Garden in New York. Evert reached her sixth Virginia Slims Championships final in as many tries, and defeated the newcomer Sue Barker of Britain to win her fourth Championships title. The Virginia Slims points winner wasn't decided until the Championships, where Evert won the Silver Ginny trophy when Navratilova fell in the semifinals.

The Championships headed back to the American west coast in 1978, this time to northern California at the Oakland Coliseum. During the season, Martina broke records by winning seven consecutive tournaments on the Slims circuit and 37 straight matches. In the Championships, she ripped through the field and toppled Goolagong in the final with her powerful, well-executed serve-and-volley game.

Avon took over sponsorship of the winter circuit in 1979. The Avon Championships returned to New York and Madison Square Garden that year and haven't left since.
A new, double-elimination format was introduced for the Championships, for which the top eight players in the point standings qualified. The players played for a top prize of $100,000. The 1979 tournament was a thriller, as Navratilova beat 16-year-old Tracy Austin in the final. The pig-tailed teen had defeated Evert for the first time, and the Championships showcased greater things to come as Austin would win the U.S. Open later in the year. The following year, the outcome reversed as the newly-confident Austin topped Navratilova in the 1980
Championships final.

An even younger face appeared in the Avon Championships in 1981 as 15-year-old Andrea Jaeger made her way to the final, where she was halted by the oldest player in the draw, 24-year-old Navratilova. Jaeger actually held a 3-1 edge over Navratilova in previous matches, but Madison Square Garden was Martina's forum.

Which was why, in 1982, everybody was so shocked when West German Sylvia Hanika defeated Navratilova in the final 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Navratilova had not lost a match on the 1982 Avon circuit, and before the Championships it had been suggested that the tournament was just a formality before she accepted the trophy and the $100,000 winner's check. Some even joked that the lefty should play right-handed. Heading into the 1982 Championships, Martina had won five titles on the Avon circuit and was on a 24-match winning streak. Plus, Austin, Evert and Jaeger were not in the eight-player, double-elimination field.
Hanika's victory was an amazing feat, and as she hoisted the trophy above her head she said, "This is the happiest day of my life."

Virginia Slims returned as the tour's sponsor in 1983 and produced the most spectacular Championships yet. The $350,000 purse made it the richest women's event ever and the field included the top 15 players. Billie Jean King returned at age 39, and Martina played some of her best tennis ever to defeat Evert 6-2, 6-0 in the final.

"I'm playing on another level now," Martina said in 1983. "If I played the me of three or four years ago now, I would beat me. There is no comparison. I'm playing pretty close to as good as I can play."

In 1984 the Virginia Slims Championships added a 16th player to the elite field and a best-of-five-sets final was instituted, the format that remains today. The winner's reward of $125,000 in 1984 set yet another record for the biggest payday for a women's event winner. Names like Bassett, Garrison, Horvath, Potter and Shriver were among the qualifiers for this prestigious event. But Martina and Chris still ruled, as Navratilova won her fifth Championships crown.

Martina would win it again in 1985 and twice in 1986, when the Virginia Slims Championships were held in the spring and then again in its current spot at the end of the calendar year. Now Martina was winning over new names like Sukova, Mandlikova and Graf. It was the 1987 Championships, however, that seemed to usher in the new generation. West German sensation Steffi Graf held an insurmountable lead in the point standings, and she defeated another teen sensation, Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina, in the final. Graf ended the year ranked No. 1, marking the first time in five years that Martina hadn't. It also marked the first time since 1974 that neither Navratilova nor Evert topped the
year-end rankings.

Before the Virginia Slims Championships in 1987, there had been some debate about whether Graf deserved to be No. 1. Martina had won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and said, "Number one is nice, but in the long run what counts most to me at this point in my career are the Grand Slams and the Virginia Slims Championships." She said that if she won the Championships, "the general public might feel I'm number one."

Graf, who won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open that year, replied. "Although I'm number one in the rankings, if I win the Virginia Slims Championships nobody will be able to argue that I'm not number one." A lot of pride was at stake. As it turned out, the 1987 Championships cemented Graf and Sabatini as the new superstars of women's tennis. Sabatini defeated Navratilova in the quarterfinals for her second win that year over her, and it was Navratilova's first loss in Madison Square Garden in five years. Evert bowed out in the opening round to Hanika, Evert's first opening-round loss in two years.

Graf summed up the tournament: "This was the toughest tournament of the whole year, with the top 16. For me, this is my biggest win."

But Madison Square Garden has not proved kind to Graf over the years. In 1988, after she had completely dominated women's tennis by winning all four Grand Slams plus an Olympic gold medal, Pam Shriver came along and knocked Graf out in the semifinals of the Championships. Sabatini went on to win the Virginia Slims Championships title that year. In 1989 Graf defeated Navratilova in a four-set final, but she did not reach a Virginia Slims Championships final again until 1993, when Graf defeated Arantxa Sanchez Vicario to regain the crown.

Monica Seles hit the scene in 1989, and by 1990 she collected her first
Championships title by topping Sabatini in a tremendous five-setter after
trailing two sets to one. It is the only Championships final that has extended the full five sets. Seles continued her run in 1991 and 1992, defeating Navratilova in both finals to become just the second player to win three consecutive Championships crowns (Navratilova won five consecutive).

While Graf was winning the 1993 title, Mary Pierce emerged as a new contender during the `93 Championships. Having qualified for the season-ending tournament for the first time, she earned her first-ever win over a Top 10 player by downing Gabriela Sabatini in the first round of the 1993 Championships. She followed that with her second Top 10 win (and first Top 5 win), defeating Navratilova in the second round.

Navratilova ended her tennis career at the 1994 Virginia Slims Championships in an emotional match that was followed by a farewell ceremony extravaganza. Navratilova lost her last career match to friend and eventual champion Gabriela Sabatini. The unseeded Sabatini, who hadn't won a title in her previous 42 tournaments, broke through to defeat newcomer Lindsay Davenport in the final.
Pierce again played well in the season-ending tournament, shocking top seed Steffi Graf in the 1994 quarterfinals before falling to Davenport. Second seed Sanchez Vicario fell early to Frenchwoman Julie Halard in the opening round.

Finally this year (30 YEC after the first one she played) Martina qualified for the 4 teams field pairing with Russian Kuznetsova losing against the eventual winners Suárez/Ruano Pascual

Robert1
Dec 16th, 2003, 07:12 PM
Rollo. Thank you SO much for those results, that is very very very interesting. I just found this thread and print it all out now. :) Thanks to Jem for completing...

Robert1
Dec 24th, 2003, 06:44 AM
The1987 WITA media guide gives the complete results of the March Championships 1986 in doubles, here are the missing ones:

1st round (=quarterfinals): Navratilova/Shriver d. Maleeva/Maleeva 6-1,6-0, Mandlikova/Turnbull d. G.Fernandez/R.White 6-,6-3, Parkhomenko/Savchenko d. K.Jordan/Smylie 7-5,2-6,6-2, Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova d. Bunge/Pfaff 6-2,6-3

Semifinals: Mandlikova/Turnbull d. Navratilova/Shriver 4-6,6-3,6-4, Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova d. Parkhomenko/Savchenko 7-5,6-1

Robert1
Dec 27th, 2003, 07:33 PM
Colgate Series Championships ($250,000)
Landover, Maryland, 2-7 January 1980

Singles
Round Robin: Red Group - Austin d. Turnbull 6-1 6-0; Evert d. Fromholtz 6-1 6-4; Austin d. Evert 6-1 6-3; Turnbull d. Fromholtz 4-6 6-1 6-4
Blue Group - Navratilova d. Reid 6-3 6-0; Cawley d. Marsikova 6-1 6-1; Navratilova d. Cawley 6-3 6-2; Marsikova d. Reid w.o.
Play-offs: Evert d. Marsikova 6-3 6-0; Turnbull d. Cawley w.o.
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

Robert1
Dec 27th, 2003, 07:38 PM
Colgate Series Championships
Landover, Maryland, 7-11 January 1981

1st round: Navratilova-Turnbull 62 64, 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-Turnbull 62 61, Jaeger-Navratilova 64 46 61
Final: Austin-Jaeger 62 62
3rd Place: Turnbull-Navratilova 16 75 62
Doubles Final: Casals/Turnbull-Reynolds/P.Smith 63 46 76.

Andy T
Dec 30th, 2003, 06:25 PM
Guys, I have a question about the March 1983 tournament. I notice that Evonne G-C was in the field but find it hard to see how she qualified, looking at her results from the tour. Even, BJK's presence seems questionable. Were they given a wild-card (as EGC was a previous winner + BJK was, well, BJK?

Rollo
Dec 30th, 2003, 07:28 PM
Hats off for all the help Robert and Andy T-I'll add those in soon.

Andy-your instinct was on target. As the 1983 Virginia Slims was a new unified world tour there weren't enough events in March to go with points-hence it was invitational. Thus points from 1983 really counted towards the 1984 event. The bottom line was Evonne and Billie Jean sold more tickets than all the other gals not named Chris or Martina!

The early date featuring points form the previous year was confusing.
When the Aussie switched dates in 1986 it was a perfect chance to switch the tour finale and make it a REAL year end event.

Andy T
Dec 30th, 2003, 08:35 PM
Thanks Rollo!
It is quite astounding that not until 1987 was there a unified women's tour run over a calendar year, incorporating all the major international championships and ending in a tour championships.

Have just got home from "Christmas with Mother" and not yet had a chance to read all the threads that have grown since I left. I noticed you've done a bit more work on those 60s finals results - FANTASTIC!
:worship: :D :bounce:

Robert1
Jan 4th, 2004, 03:14 PM
I remember reading a report about the Championships 83 saying that they invited the 15 leading women of the WITA rankings (Rollo mentioned the reason why they couldn't use the Slims rankings) plus they gave a Wildcard to Evonne G. Wasn't King top 15 in early 83 ? So she would have qualified anyway.

Rollo
Jan 5th, 2004, 04:00 PM
Thanks for clearing up how they made the field in 1983 Robert. King was certainly top 15 at the time-if not top 10! Evonne must have been in the midst of one of her post 1980 comebacks.

I wonder how often the WTA has used the option of keeping one spot open. Seles was offered a spot in 1995 before her injury and didn't they float the idea of giving a spot to Kournikoiva a year or two ago?

Robert1
Jan 5th, 2004, 04:58 PM
Rollo, as for Seles I also remember they kept a wildcard for her from the moment she played her first official match again. I'm not quite sure if she might have been qualified anyway as Toronto win and US Open final gave her quite an amount of VS points. She was something between 16 to 18 at the year's end rankings (Virginia Slims). BJK was no.6 at the end of 1980, she dropped out of the rankings in 81 and was no. 12,13 most of the time in 82,83. Would be interesting to know whether she actually got back into the top ten in those 2 years... Have you got a ranking at hand that shows that?

Rollo
Jan 5th, 2004, 05:14 PM
I'll check the magazine rankings Robert on Billie Jean Robert. My guess is you are spot on and 1980 was her last official computer top ten rank. She did make a few unofficial top ten lists in 1982-83 though.

I've added all the info we have so far on YEC's. The missing info is mainly doubles scores.

Andy T
Jan 5th, 2004, 05:18 PM
Thanks very much, Robert - very interesting indeed.

I'd like to know what EGC's ranking was in March 83 at the moment the entry was fixed. She was unseeded at the FC Cup (4 April '83) and #13 at Amelia Island (April 11 '83) acc to the ITF database and tennis corner, so was not far off the top 16.

At Boston, in the week before the championships, the seedings were:
1: ? 2: Austin 3: Turnbull 4: Hanika 5: King 6: Potter 7:? 8: Fairbank

At the FC Cup:

1: Navratilova 2: Jaeger 3: Austin 4: Bunge 5: Mandlikova 6: Hanika
7: Potter 8: Ruzici 9: Garrison 10:? 11: ? 12: Temesvari 13: Fairbank
14: Kohde-Kilsch. Gadusek played but is not given is seed - 10 or 11?.

and at Amelia Island
1: Evert 2: ? 3: Bunge 4: Mandlikova 5: Hanika 6: Ruzici 7: Garrison 8: ? 9: ? 10: ? 11: Fairbank 12: Kohde-Kilsch 13: Goolagong 14: ?
?2 Rinaldi

Given Robert's information that the other players at the Slims: (Evert, Navratilova, Jaeger, Austin, Shriver, Bunge, Mandlikova, Turnbull, Hanika, King, Potter, Ruzici, Garrison, Gadusek and Rinaldi) were the top 15, then Goolagong must have been in the group just behind with Temesvari, Fairbank, and Kohde-Kilsch.

What a great line-up of personalities and styles for a championships!

While on the subject of out-of-the-ordinary championships, what's the deal with Houston 1971? Some publications list it as the first tour champs, some don't. I know it happened before the end of the series so maybe it was just a title for a regular event and entry was not based on points/performance. Can anyone shed any light?

Robert1
Jan 6th, 2004, 11:11 AM
That has always confused me as well (that some list it, some don't). Just a guess: They didn't have a ranking system that year so it was more or less a normal tournament ?
In all statistics I found most of the times Houston 71 is not listed, but Rollo listed it, so I guess it is part of the Championships history.

Rollo
Jan 6th, 2004, 04:18 PM
There were certainly no points involved in Houston-but the same thing could be said about 1972 and 1973. When Chris Evert won in 1973 she had spent most of the year playing on the opposing USTA tour.

Points would have been pointless (ha ha:) anyway since the fields were so big. Why it was considered the tour championships I'm not sure of. Perhaps it was symbolic, as the first Slims event ever was in 1970 at Houston.

Another event that could be listed was in 1976 Colgate Inaugeral. It kicked off Colgate's sponsorship of the first world womens tour, badly needed after the Slims tour cut back its events in 1975.

Andy T
Jan 6th, 2004, 05:22 PM
I tend to accept the "official" version that the 72 and 73 slims champs were season-ending, but the 71 Slims and 76 Colgate Inaugural Champs were just regular tournaments.

However, it does make better sense to say all 4 were regular tournaments and the first series-ending (as opposed to season-ending) championships was in fact the LA one of 74. In that case, the 83 one would be excluded, too. What a mess!

The other thing that has always irritated me is the two Aussie Opens in 77 thing. I wish (though know this would never happen) they'd "revise" it and make the 77 dec champs 78, and so on through to 85 becoming 86. This would, of course, make Navratilova a regular Grand Slam winner because her Aussie win in december 83 (29/11-12/9) would be counted as the Aussie Open for 1984. She won all 4 in the SAME ORDER as Connolly, Court and Graf, Budge and Laver and it just seems so silly that her achievement is not considered/counted as equal because the first tournament took place a couple of weeks early. The 02-03 "Serena Slam" and Steffi's 93-94 four-in-a-row, would not be affected by this change.

I know I could be accused of plugging Nav 'cos she's my favourite, but even at the time, I never considered that Martina's four-in-a-row Wimbledon 83-RG '84 should have been trumpeted as a Grand Slam.

Robert1
Jan 7th, 2004, 06:58 AM
"Grand Slam" is just a word IMO, Andy. For years there has been a better entry list at the Championships than at the AO or FO, and it definetely was a greater achievement to win 3 GSs plus the Championships than the 4 GSs in one year.

Anyway, I once read a statistic which even excluded the 1983 Championships, but that's going a bit far. After all it was called Championships back then and everybody was aware that this was not just an exhibition in Madison Square Garden.

Mark43
Jan 9th, 2004, 06:57 PM
Another good point Andy T. I like the way you think. Why should a paltry 3 weeks decide the difference between a grand slam? Martina won those titles in the same order as all the other so-called Grand Slam champs. We need to include her name in that list as well.

Rollo
Jan 9th, 2004, 07:12 PM
Andy-I didn't realize until you pointed it out that the 1971 is excluded from most lists-It was included in Tingay's Guiness book in 1982. I'll add in the note that it's not counted in many(or even most) quarters.

I can't agree with you about Martina in 83/84 though. Why? Because had Martina's 83 win "counted" then she would be playing for THE Grand Slam at the 84 US Open-the same 84 US Open I might add where Chris stretched her big time to 3 sets. The mental change in Martina, Chris, and the crowd COULD have produced a different result.

Mark43
Jan 9th, 2004, 09:20 PM
Good point, Rollo. I wasn't even thinking about the pressure factor. Nobody was talking about a Grand Slam for Martina at the 84 US Open. That certainly has to be considered. Hmmm. I wonder if Chrissie would have pulled that match out if all the GS talk/pressure was on.

Andy T
Jan 10th, 2004, 04:36 PM
It looks like my post got lost so here's another try.

Completely agree with you Rollo, that even if the same feat was achieved in terms of winning tennis matches in a given sequence, the psychological conditions were not the same and had they been, who knows what have happened. We'll never know and we have two conflicting indications:

At that time, all the talk was of a modern grand slam, as many were saying it was impossible for the traditional Grand Slam to be achieved by modern players. There was the ITF (i.e. the sport's official governing body) bonus of $1m out for any player who could win a "grand slam" of four in a row, giving legitimacy to the whole thing. Navratilova duly completed the feat, in what was for me the greatest title winning performance of her career, on her least favourite surface against her main contemporary adversary, herself one of the all-time top ten.

As I said, I was one of those who felt the slam should be in one season, as it had always been but the reality was that in June 1984, the tennis establishment was saying otherwise.

As the debate raged on and the traditional idea of a grand slam was defended, Navratilova, having thought she had achieved it, was told she hadn't. In Australia that year, after an entire season (traditional slams can be achieved in 9 months), having played 79 matches and won 78 and on a 74-match win-streak, she lost in the sf to Sukova (from 61 36 54, and saving 5 mps). With the psychological let-down of RG 84, and the added physical and mental tiredness of three extra months of tennis, I think it is fair to say that the psychological and physical conditions Martina was playing under in December 1984 were tougher than those faced by the other slam winners in September 38,53 62,69,70 and 88. What that means is that her achievement would have been greater had she pulled it off, IMO, but it also means that the Australian Open of 1984 is not necessarily an indictator of what would have happened at Flushing Meadows.

Anyway, the RG result suggests she could have done it in New York (also, she did win there after all, and against the same adversary as in Paris), and the Kooyong defeat suggests she may not have, though there are reasons against reading that as an identical situation to the one she would have been facing if that match against Chrissie at Flushing Meadow had been recognised as the last hurdle to the Grand Slam. I just feel sorry, I guess, that her achievement is "overlooked" (don't forget that she also held all 4 women's doubles titles too).
Grr, whinge, grrr, whine, grrr ;-)

ps: sorry - I realise this discussion is off-point in this thread

Rollo
Mar 6th, 2004, 09:12 AM
Bump up:)


Dougie reminded me I still need to add some of those tough doubles scores.

Robert1
Mar 8th, 2004, 07:22 AM
Great Project Guys!
Don't know if any of this info is interesting or not:

1974 Slims: RICHEY and MELVILLE withdrew ill, MOROZOVA injured and back in Russia
1975 Slims COURT & HUNT qualified but did not play.
1978 Colgate GOOLAGONG-CAWLEY qualified but did not play (injured)
1980 Avon FROMHOLTZ qualified but did not play
1982 Avon JAEGER qualified but didn't play
1986 November Slims EVERT qualified but didn't play
1988 November Slims REHE qualified but DNP
1989 November Slims EVERT qualified but DNP
1990 November Slims NAVRATILOVA qualified but DNP

In 1982 Austin qualified and DNP. A waitress pour hot water over Austin's arm just the week prior to the Championships.

samn
May 20th, 2004, 04:05 PM
1996


Doubles


1st Round
Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario(1) d. Hingis/Sukova 6-4 3-6 7-5
McGrath/Neiland(4) d. Basuki/Vis 6-4 6-7(4) 6-4
Davenport/MJ.Fernandez(3) d. Raymond/Stubbs 6-2 6-2
G.Fernandez/Zvereva(2) d. Smylie/Wild 6-1 6-2

Semis
Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario(1) d. McGrath/Neiland(4) 6-2 6-2
Davenport/MJ.Fernandez(3) d. G.Fernandez/Zvereva(2) 7-6(3) 6-3

Final
Davenport/MJ.Fernandez(3) d. Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario(1) 6-3 6-2
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Attendance was 80,171. 15,296 saw the final.


SINGLES

Round 1
S. Graf (1) d. K. Habsudova 6-1, 6-4
L. Davenport (8) d. B. Paulus 6-3, 6-2

A. Sanchez-Vicario (3) d. B. Schultz-McCarthy 6-4, 7-6
J. Novotna (5) d. A. Coetzer 6-4, 6-1

I. Majoli d. A. Huber (6) 7-5, 6-2
C. Martinez (4) d. J. Wiesner 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

M. Hingis (7) d. I. Spirlea 6-2, 6-1
K. Date d. M. Seles (2) 5-4 retired

Quarterfinal
Graf (1) d. Davenport (8) 6-4, 7-6
Novotna (5) d. Sanchez-Vicario (3) 6-0, 6-3

Majoli d. Martinez (4) 7-6, 7-6
Hingis (7) d. Date 6-1, 6-2

Semifinal
Graf (1) d. Novotna (5) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Hingis (7) d. Majoli 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Final
Graf (1) d. Hingis (7) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 4-6, 6-0

Rollo
Nov 15th, 2004, 02:00 PM
Bump

Rollo
Mar 31st, 2005, 10:32 PM
Bump so people will know it's here

R&J
Apr 5th, 2005, 05:23 PM
I have really enjoyed reading / looking at all these results for the year end championships. Way to go Rollo :wavey:

Brian Stewart
Apr 13th, 2005, 08:57 AM
Rollo, would you like me to stick this thread, to avoid having to bump it ad nauseum? And likewise with the Olympics?

Rollo
Apr 13th, 2005, 09:20 PM
Brian-if you think it's worth it. Thanks for all the hard work on the grand slam and database threads:)

Robert1
May 1st, 2005, 07:06 PM
Rollo, some stats of the Avon Championships in March 1981 (New York):

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

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.

Uranium
May 2nd, 2009, 12:39 PM
2003 WTA Tour Championships

Played at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. November 5-10

Format: Round Robin

Red Group
Kim Clijsters[1] d. Amelie Mauresmo[6] 3-6 6-4 6-4
Clijsters[1] d. Elena Dementieva[9] 6-2 6-2
Clijsters[1] d. Chanda Rubin[10] 6-4 6-4
Mauresmo[6] d. Dementieva[9] 6-3 6-2
Rubin[10] d. Mauresmo[6] 4-6 6-4 6-2
Dementieva[9] d. Rubin[10] 4-6 7-5 6-1

Black Group
Justine Henin-Hardenne[2] d. Jennifer Capriati[5] 6-2 6-1
Henin-Hardenne[2] d. Anastasia Myskina[9] 7-5 5-7 7-5
Ai Sugiyama[11] d. Henin-Hardenne[2] 6-2 6-4
Capriati[5] d. Myskina[9] 7-5 5-7 6-4
Capriati[5] d. Sugiyama[11] 7-5 7-6(3)
Myskina[8] d. Sugiyama[11] 6-4 6-3

Semis
Clijsters[1] d. Capriati[5] 4-6 6-3 6-0
Mauresmo[6] d. Henin-Hardenne[2] 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3

Final
Clijsters[1] d. Mauresmo[6] 6-2 6-0
-----------------------------------------
Doubles

Semis
Clijsters/Sugiyama[1] d. Black/Likhovtseva 6-3 6-4
Ruano Pascual/Suarez[2] d. Kuznetsova/Navratilova 6-4 6-4

Final
Ruano Pascual/Suarez[2] d. Clijsters/Sugiyama[1] 6-4 3-6 6-3

Uranium
May 2nd, 2009, 12:39 PM
2004 WTA Tour Championships

Played at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. November 10-15

Format: Round Robin

Red Group
Anastasia Myskina[3] d. Lindsay Davenport[1] 7-6(5) 6-4
Davenport[1] d. Elena Dementieva[5] 6-0 6-1
Davenport[1] d. Serena Williams[8] 3-6 7-5 6-1
Myskina[3] d. Dementieva[5] 6-3 6-3
S. Williams[8] d. Myskina[3] 4-6 6-3 6-4
S. Williams[8] d. Dementieva[5] 7-6(3) 7-5

Black Group
Amelie Mauresmo[2] d. Svetlana Kuznetsova[4] 6-3 6-2
Mauresmo[2] d. Maria Sharapova[6] 7-5 6-4
Mauresmo[2] d. Vera Zvonareva[11] 6-1 6-0
Sharapova[6] d. Kuznetsova[4] 6-1 6-4
Kuznetsova[4] d. Zvonareva[11] 6-2 6-4
Sharapova[6] d. Zvonareva[11] 6-4 7-5

Semis
Sharapova[6] d. Myskina[3] 2-6 6-2 6-2
S. Williams[8] d. Mauresmo[2] 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4

Final
Sharapova[6] d. S. Williams[8] 4-6 6-2 6-4
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Doubles

Semis
Black/Stubbs d. Ruano Pascual/Suarez[1] 7-6(7) 6-4
Petrova/Shaughnessy d. Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva[2] 6-3 6-2

Final
Petrova/Shaughnessy d. Black/Stubbs 7-5 6-2

Uranium
May 2nd, 2009, 12:54 PM
2005 WTA Tour Championships

Played at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. November 8-13.

Format: Round Robin

Green Group
Maria Sharapova[3] d. Lindsay Davenport[1] 6-3 5-7 6-4
Davenport[1] d. Patty Schnyder[8] 6-3 7-5
Davenport[1] d. Nadia Petrova[9] 6-2 7-6(1)
Sharapova[3] d. Schnyder[8] 6-1 3-6 6-3
Petrova[9] d. Sharapova[3] 6-1 6-2
Schnyder[8] d. Petrova[9] 6-0 5-7 6-4

Black Group
Amelie Mauresmo[4] d. Kim Clijsters[2] 6-3 7-6(4)
Mary Pierce[5] d. Clijsters[2] 6-1 4-6 7-6(2)
Clijsters[2] d. Elena Dementieva[10] 6-2 6-3
Pierce[5] d. Mauresmo[4] 2-6 6-4 6-2
Mauresmo[4] d. Dementieva[10] 6-2 6-3
Pierce[5] d. Dementieva[10] 6-2 6-3

Semis
Pierce[5] d. Davenport[1] 7-6(5) 7-6(6)
Mauresmo[4] d. Sharapova[3] 7-6(1) 6-3

Final
Mauresmo[4] d. Pierce[5] 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4
-----------------------------------------
Doubles

Semis
Black/Stubbs[1] d. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva 6-4 7-6(4)
Raymond/Stosur[2] d. Martinez/Ruano Pascual 7-5 5-7 6-3

Final
Raymond/Stosur[2] d. Black/Stubbs[1] 6-7(5) 7-5 6-4

Uranium
May 2nd, 2009, 12:55 PM
2006 Sony Ericsson Championships

Played at Madrid, Spain. November 7-12.

Format: Round Robin

Yellow Group
Amelie Mauresmo[1] d. Justine Henin-Hardenne[3] 4-6 7-6(3) 6-2
Nadia Petrova[5] d. Mauresmo[1] 6-2 6-2
Mauresmo[1] d. Martina Hingis[8] 3-6 6-1 6-4
Henin-Hardenne[3] d. Petrova[5] 6-4 6-4
Henin-Hardenne[3] d. Hingis[8] 6-2 6-7(5) 6-1
Hingis[8] d. Petrova[5] 6-4 3-6 6-3

Red Group
Maria Sharapova[2] d. Svetlana Kuznetsova[4] 6-1 6-4
Sharapova[2] d. Kim Clijsters[6] 6-4 6-4
Sharapova[2] d. Elena Dementieva[7] 6-1 6-4
Clijsters[6] d. Kuznetsova[4] 6-1 6-1
Kuznetsova[4] d. Dementieva[7] 7-5 6-3
Clijsters[6] d. Dementieva[7] 6-4 6-0

Semis
Mauresmo[1] d. Clijsters[6] 6-2 3-6 6-3
Henin-Hardenne[3] d. Sharapova[2] 6-2 7-6(5)

Final
Henin-Hardenne[3] d. Mauresmo[1] 6-4 6-3
--------------------------------------------
Doubles

Semis
Raymond/Stosur[1] d. Peschke/Schiavone 6-1 6-4
Black/Stubbs d. Yan/Zheng[2] 7-5 2-6 7-5

Final
Raymond/Stosur[1] d. Black/Stubbs 3-6 6-3 6-3

Uranium
May 2nd, 2009, 12:56 PM
2007 Sony Ericsson Championships

Played at Madrid, Spain. November 6-11.

Format: Round Robin

Yellow Group
Justine Henin[1] d. Jelena Jankovic[3] 6-2 6-2
Henin[1] d. Marion Bartoli[9] 6-0 6-0
Henin[1] d. Anna Chakvetadze[7] 6-1 7-6(4)
Bartoli[9] d. Jankovic[3] 6-1 1-0 ret.
Chakvetadze[7] d. Jankovic[3] 6-4 0-6 6-3
Chakvetadze[7] d. Serena Williams[5] 6-4 ret.

Red Group
Ana Ivanovic[4] d. Svetlana Kuznetsova[2] 6-1 4-6 7-5
Maria Sharapova[6] d. Kuznetsova[2] 5-7 6-2 6-2
Daniela Hantuchova[8] d. Kuznetsova[2] 7-6(7) 6-0
Sharapova[6] d. Ivanovic[4] 6-1 6-2
Ivanovic[4] d. Hantuchova[8] 6-2 7-6(9)
Sharapova[6] d. Hantuchova[8] 6-4 7-5

Semis
Henin[1] d. Ivanovic[4] 6-4 6-4
Sharapova[6] d. Chakvetadze[7] 6-2 6-2

Final
Henin[1] d. Sharapova[6] 5-7 7-5 6-3
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Doubles

Semis
Black/Huber[1] d. Peschke/Stubbs 7-6(3) 4-6 10-6
Srebotnik/Sugiyama[2] d. Chan/Chuang 6-2 6-2

Final
Black/Huber[1] d. Srebotnik/Sugiyama[2] 5-7 6-3 10-8

Uranium
May 2nd, 2009, 12:57 PM
2008 Sony Ericsson Championships

Played in Khalifa Tennis Complex at Qatar, Doha. November 4-9.

Format: Round Robin

White Group
Jelena Jankovic[1] d. Ana Ivanovic[4] 6-3 6-4
Jankovic[1] d. Svetlana Kuznetsova[6] 7-6(6) 6-4
Vera Zvonareva[8] d. Jankovic[1] 2-6 6-3 6-4
Agnieszka Radwanska[9] d. Kuznetsova[6] 6-2 7-5
Zvonareva[8] d. Ivanovic[4] 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4
Zvonareva[8] d. Kuznetsova[6] 6-2 6-3

Maroon Group
Serena Williams[3] d. Dinara Safina[2] 6-4 6-1
Elena Dementieva[5] d. Safina[2] 6-2 6-4
Venus Williams[7] d. Safina[2] 7-5 6-3
Dementieva[5] d. Nadia Petrova[10] 6-4 4-6 6-4
V. Williams[7] d. S. Williams[3] 5-7 6-1 6-0
V. Williams[7] d. Dementieva[5] 6-4 4-6 6-3

Semis
Zvonareva[8] d. Dementieva[5] 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3
V. Williams[7] d. Jankovic[1] 6-2 2-6 6-3

Final
V. Williams[7] d. Zvonareva[8] 6-7(5) 6-0 6-2
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Doubles

Semis
Black/Huber[1] d. Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual 6-1 6-3
Peschke/Stubbs d. Srebotnik/Sugiyama[2] 6-3 2-6 10-4

Final
Black/Huber[1] d. Peschke/Stubbs 6-1 7-5

Rollo
May 2nd, 2009, 05:02 PM
Many thanks Uranium-I have copied and posted these!

tommystar
Sep 27th, 2009, 05:50 PM
A suggestion, is it not possible to list the Round Robin matches in a cronological order as the matches were played? I remember Henin-Momo in 2005 was a great last match which decided the final standing in the group.
That would be much better as we know that the results of the group affected the willing to win by many players eg. Petrova trashing Sharapova 6-1 6-2, etc...

Rollo
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:40 PM
A suggestion, is it not possible to list the Round Robin matches in a cronological order as the matches were played? I remember Henin-Momo in 2005 was a great last match which decided the final standing in the group.
That would be much better as we know that the results of the group affected the willing to win by many players eg. Petrova trashing Sharapova 6-1 6-2, etc...


It's a great idea Tommystar-if anyone posts or PMS me the results in the order they happened I will edit them in.

Josus57
Sep 30th, 2009, 04:19 PM
November 13-19, 1989
Virginia Slims Championships
New York, New York, USA (Indoor Carpet)
Notes:
A record 5 women of Czech origin entered: Kelesi, Mandlikova, Novotna, Navratilova, and Sukova.

Excuse me, but I always thought Helen Kelesi was of Canadian heritage?

Rollo
Sep 30th, 2009, 09:33 PM
A record 5 women of Czech origin entered: Kelesi, Mandlikova, Novotna, Navratilova, and Sukova.

Excuse me, but I always thought Helen Kelesi was of Canadian heritage?

Hi Josus:wavey: Kelesi was Canadian, but her parents were Czech. They emigrated to Canada the year before she was born.

Jakebfletch
Feb 21st, 2013, 12:48 AM
Is there a list anywhere on this forum that shows all the winners of the 3rd place play offs? I was just wondering as it seems that some years had a third place play off and others didn't and I just wondered whether there was a list available that showed them clearly? Sorry if that's confusing!