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1977

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

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

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

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

Third Place-Navratilova def. Casals 8-5

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

Final Standings

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

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

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

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

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

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Colgate Masters, Mission Viejo

November 1-6. Hard courts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Final
Evert d. King 6-2 6-2

Doubles

Note:Cawley=married name of Helen Gourlay

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

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

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

To be continued.....

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