how i miss those virgina slims years! the virginia slims of chicago, san francisco, philadelphia, etcetera, etcetera. when CBS would air these tournaments in the 70's... incredible players, evert, martina, king, goolagong, wade, court, casals, morozova, richey gunter, etcetera... the greatest umpire ever lee jackson who made every match so exciting, the lighting of the court and crowd, the sound of the ball,everything was so awesome, fun and exciting to watch those matches back in the day!
The funny thing about the tour was the contrast. Sure-after 1974 every week was indoors. But no one will ever match the cast of characters and playing styles from that era.
Rosie has a special place in Virginia Slims history. She holds the record for playing the most events on the Virginia Slims tour (1971-1978). She was also the first female to win an event where the prize money was $100,000 or higher when she won the 1973 Family Circle Cup.