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Avon Championships

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

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

Round Robin Group One

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Match notes courtesy of Robert

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

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

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

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

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

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Toyota Series Championships

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

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

Round Robin Group One

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

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

Round Robin Group Two

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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