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1974

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

Format: 16 in singles, single elimination

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

First Round

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

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

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

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

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

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Doubles

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

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

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Prize Money $100,000

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

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

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

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





Many results and info courtesy of Jem

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