1971 Women's Tennis Circuit

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1971 Women's Tennis Circuit
Details
Duration 22 December 1971 – 20 December 1971
Edition 1st
Tournaments 69
Categories Grand Slam (4)
Virginia Slims Circuit (19)
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix (14)
Non-Tour Events (30)
Achievements
Most tournament titles United States Billie Jean King (18)
Most tournament finals United States Billie Jean King (25)
1972

The 1971 Women's Tennis Circuit consisted of a number of tennis tournaments for female tennis players. It was composed of two circuits the Virginia Slims Circuit and the ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix.


Virginia Slims Circuit[edit]

The 1971 Virginia Slims Circuit was the first annual Virginia Slims Circuit, a tour of tennis tournaments for female tennis players, sponsored by Virginia Slims cigarettes. Prior to the establishment of this circuit there was a huge inequality between the prize money purses for male and female tennis players which gave rise to complaints from a number of the leading female tennis players of the time. These players included Billie Jean King and became known as the "Original 9" after being banned from the events run by the hugely influential United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) due to their boycotting of the Pacific Southwest Championships. This resulted in the first Virginia Slims-sponsored event being held in September 1970 in Dallas, an event which laid the groundwork for the establishment of the annual Virginia Slims Circuit the following year. In 1971 the total prize money available from the Virginia Slims events was $309,100 and Billie Jean King became the first female athlete in history to earn more than $100,000 in one season.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

This is a calendar of all events sponsored by Virginia Slims in the year 1971, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage. The table also includes the Grand Slam tournaments and the 1971 Federation Cup.[1]

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Virginia Slims Circuit
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Non-Tour Events
Team events


December (1970)[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
29 December Federation Cup
Perth, Australia
Federation Cup
Grass – 14 teams knockout
 Australia
3–0
 Great Britain  France
 United States
 Yugoslavia
 Netherlands
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Western Australia Championships
Perth, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–1, 6–2
United Kingdom Virginia Wade France Gail Chanfreau
Netherlands Betty Stove
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United States Patti Hogan
South Africa Laura Rossouw
Australia Lesley Hunt
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong

6–4, 7–5
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 January British Motor Cars Invitational
San Francisco, United States
Virginia Slims
$15,200 – Hard – 16S/8D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–4
United States Rosie Casals Third place Fourth place France Françoise Dürr
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Jane Bartkowicz
United States Mary-Ann Eisel
United Kingdom Ann Jones
6–4, 6–4
United States Nancy Richey
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–4, 6–7, 6–1
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Jones
New South Wales Open
Sydney, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–2, 6–2
Soviet Union Olga Morozova France Gail Chanfreau
Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
South Africa Brenda Kirk
United States Kristien Kemmer
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Patti Hogan
Australia Margaret Court
Soviet Union Olga Morozova

6–2, 6–0
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Kerry Harris
11 January Billie Jean King Invitational
Long Beach, United States
Virginia Slims
$14,000 – Hard – 16S/8D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–1, 6–2
United States Rosie Casals United Kingdom Ann Jones
United States Nancy Richey
United States Stephanie Johnson
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Denise Carter
United States Mary-Ann Eisel
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

7–5, 6–3
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Jones
18 January Virginia Slims of Milwaukee
Milwaukee, United States
Virginia Slims
$12,500 – Hard (i) – 16S/8D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–1, 6–2
United States Rosie Casals United Kingdom Ann Jones
France Françoise Dürr
United States Mary-Ann Eisel
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Denise Carter
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–3, 1–6, 6–2
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Jones
25 January Virginia Slims of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, United States
Virginia Slims
$12,500 – Hard – 16S/4D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
1–6, 7–6, 6–4
United States Rosie Casals United Kingdom Ann Jones
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Denise Carter
United States Tory Fretz
United States Mary-Ann Eisel
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–7, 6–0, 7–5
United States Mary-Ann Eisel
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
Victoria Championships
Melbourne, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Singles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
7–6, 7–6
Australia Margaret Court Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United States Patti Hogan
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Trudy Groenman-Walhof
France Gail Chanfreau

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 February Virginia Slims of Chattanooga
Chattanooga, United States
Virginia Slims
$12,700 – Hard (i) – 16S/8D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–4, 6–1
United Kingdom Ann Jones France Françoise Dürr
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Jane Bartkowicz
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Kristy Pigeon
United States Rosie Casals
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–4, 7–5
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Jones
BP New Zealand Championships
Christchurch, New Zealand
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–1, 6–2
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Kathleen Harter
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw

6–4, 4–6, 7-5
France Gail Chanfreau
Australia Evonne Goolagong
8 February Philadelphia Indoor Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Virginia Slims
$12,500 – Hard (i) – 16S
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Rosie Casals
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
France Françoise Dürr United States Billie Jean King
United Kingdom Ann Jones
United States Tory Fretz
United States Denise Carter
Australia Kerry Melville
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
15 February Station WLOD
Fort Lauderdale, United States
Virginia Slims
$10,000 – Clay – 16S
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Françoise Dürr
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
United States Billie Jean King Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Judy Dalton
United Kingdom Ann Jones
United States Denise Carter
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
USSR Championships
Moscow, Soviet Union
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
6–1, 7–5
Soviet Union Maria Kull Soviet Union Elena Granaturova
Soviet Union Anna Yeremeyeva
Soviet Union Y. Kryuchkova
Soviet Union Marina Kroschina
Soviet Union Eugenia Birioukova
Soviet Union Rausa Islanova
Soviet Union Eugenia Birioukova
Soviet Union Marina Kroschina

7–6, 5-7, 7–5
Soviet Union Elena Granaturova
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
22 February Virginia Slims of Boston
Boston, United States
Virginia Slims
$12,500 – Hard (i) – 16S/2D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
United States Rosie Casals United Kingdom Ann Jones
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
United States Jane Bartkowicz
United States Kristy Pigeon
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–4, 7–5
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Jones

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 March Benson & Hedges Open
Auckland, New Zealand
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
3–6, 7–6, 7-6
Australia Evonne Goolagong United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United States Patti Hogan
United States Sharon Walsh
Australia Lesley Turner
Australia Lesley Hunt
Australia Marilyn Pryde
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong

7–6, 6-0
Australia Lesley Turner
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
8 March Dunlop Australian Open
Sydney, Australia
Grand Slam
Grass – 30S/14D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
2–6, 7–6, 7–5
Australia Evonne Goolagong Australia Lesley Hunt
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Jan O'Neill
Australia Norma Marsh
United States Sharon Walsh
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong

6–0, 6–0
Australia Joy Emerson
Australia Lesley Hunt
15 March Virginia Slims US Indoors
Detroit, United States
Virginia Slims
$10,000 – Hard (i) – 8S/2D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
3–6, 6–1, 6–2
United States Rosie Casals United Kingdom Ann Jones
United States Mary-Ann Eisel
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Tory Fretz
Australia Wendy Gilchrist
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
United States Mary-Ann Eisel
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss

2–6, 6–2, 6–3
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
United States Jane Bartkowicz
22 March Virginia Slims of New York
New York, United States
Virginia Slims
$15,600 – Hard (i) – 20S
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Rosie Casals
6–4, 6–4
United States Billie Jean King Third place Fourth place United States Julie Heldman
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Cecilia Martinez
United States Jane Bartkowicz
United Kingdom Ann Jones
6–2, 6–4
France Françoise Dürr
29 March Caribe Hilton Invitational
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Virginia Slims
$10,000 – 24S/11D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Ann Jones
6–4, 6–4
United States Nancy Richey United States Mary-Ann Eisel
United States Jane Bartkowicz
United States Denise Carter
United States Tory Fretz
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
United States Rosie Casals
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Jones

7–6, 6–3
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Kerry Melville
Natal Open Championships
Durban, South Africa
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–2, 6–1
United States Patti Hogan United Kingdom Virginia Wade
West Germany Heide Schildeknecht
Australia Lesley Hunt
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong

3–6, 6-3, 6-3
Australia Kerry Harris
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 April Virginia Slims Masters
St. Petersburg, United States
Virginia Slims
$10,000 – Clay – 16S/15Q/11D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6–1, 6–2
United States Julie Heldman United States Billie Jean King
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Judy Alvarez
Australia Kerry Melville
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Jones

7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
United States Julie Heldman
Monte Carlo Open Championships
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Non-Tour Event
16S/4D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Gail Chanfreau
6–4, 4-6, 6–4
Netherlands Betty Stöve Sweden Christina Sandberg
France Odile de Roubin
Italy Lucia Bassi
Czechoslovakia Marie Neumanova
Hungary Katalin Borka
Italy Lea Pericoli
West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
Netherlands Betty Stöve

6-4, 6-3
Italy Lucia Bassi
Italy Lea Pericoli
South Africa Open
Johannesburg, South Africa
Non-Tour Event
26S/8D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 6–1
Australia Evonne Goolagong United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Kerry Harris
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
South Africa Pat Walkden
United States Patti Hogan
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong

6-3, 6-2
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Laura Rossouw
12 April Caesar's Palace World Pro Championships
Las Vegas, United States
Virginia Slims
$29,200 – Hard – 16S/13Q/10D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Ann Jones
7–5, 6–4
United States Billie Jean King United States Julie Heldman
Australia Judy Dalton
United States Nancy Richey
France Françoise Dürr
United States Mary-Ann Eisel
United States Rosie Casals
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Jones

0–6, 6–2, 6–4
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
USA National Bank Open
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Non-Tour Event
6S/2D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6–2, 6–0
United States Laura duPont United States Janet Newberry
United States Eliza Pande
United States Sue Stap
United States Beverly Cansler
United States Chris Evert
United States Sue Stap

6-3, 1-6, 6-3
United States Janet Newberry
United States Eliza Pande
19 April Virginia Slims of San Diego
San Diego, United States
Virginia Slims
$12,400 – Hard – 16S/4D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
3–6, 7–5, 6–1
United States Rosie Casals United States Julie Heldman
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
South Africa Esme Emanuel
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Tory Fretz
United States Kristy Pigeon
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–7, 6–2, 6–3
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
Catania Open Grand Prix
Catania, Italy
Non-Tour Event
15S/8D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–0, 6–3
France Gail Chanfreau West Germany Helga Schultze
South Africa Laura Rossouw
Czechoslovakia Marie Neumanova
South Africa Brenda Kirk
Czechoslovakia Miroslava Holubova
United States Pam Teeguarden
United States Pam Teeguarden
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6-4, 6-4
France Gail Chanfreau
West Germany Helga Schultze
26 April Rothmans Sutton
Rothman, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
7–5, 2-6, 6–3
United Kingdom Joyce Williams
Australia Evonne Goolagong
United Kingdom Joyce Williams

6-4, 6-3
United States Shirley Brasher
United States Margaret Cooper
River Plate Championships
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
6–0, 6–3
Italy Anna-Maria Nasuelli
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Netherlands Betty Stöve

7-5, 6-1
Argentina Beatriz Araujo
Argentina Ines Roget

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–4, 6-4
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Australia Lesley Bowrey
Australia Helen Gourlay
Tulsa Claycourts
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Non-Tour Event
10S/4D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-0, 6-3
United States Mary-Ann Eisel United States Laura duPont
United States Marcie Harper
United States Jeanne Evert
United States Karin Benson
United States Kathy Kraft
United States Sue Stap
United States Mary-Ann Eisel
United States Karin Benson

2-6, 7-5, 7-5
United States Chris Evert
United States Jeanne Evert
10 May Bio–Strath London Hard Court Championships
London, England
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Australia Margaret Court
6–0, 6–3
France Françoise Dürr France Gail Chanfreau
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Julie Heldman
United Kingdom Nell Truman
Australia Judy Dalton
United States Rosie Casals
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–1, 6–4
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong
17 May Rothmans Open Hard Court Championships of Britain
Bournemouth, England
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Australia Margaret Court
7–5, 6–1
Australia Evonne Goolagong France Françoise Dürr
United States Mary–Ann Curtis
United States Mary–Ann Curtis
France Françoise Dürr

6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Grand Prix German Open
Hamburg, West Germany
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–2
West Germany Helga Masthoff West Germany Helga Hösl
United States Rosie Casals
West Germany Heide Orth
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–2, 6–1
West Germany Helga Masthoff
West Germany Heide Orth
24 May
31 May
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay – 64S/44Q/32D/38X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–3, 7–5
Australia Helen Gourlay Netherlands Marijke Schaar
United States Nancy Richey
United States Linda Tuero
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Lesley Bowrey
France Gail Chanfreau
France Gail Chanfreau
France Françoise Dürr

6–4, 6–1
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Kerry Harris
France Jean-Claude Barclay
France Françoise Dürr

6–3, 6–4
Soviet Union Tomas Leius
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 June Players Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Julie Heldman
6–4, 7-9, 6–3
Australia Barbara Hawcroft
France Françoise Dürr
United States Julie Heldman

6-0, 6-3
Chile Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo
Argentina Raquel Giscafré
Kent Championships
Beckenham, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Kerry Melville
6–0, 3–6, 9-7
United States Kristy Pigeon United States Patti Hogan
Australia Wendy Gilchrist
United Kingdom Christine Truman
United Kingdom Nell Truman

6-3, 9-7
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Soviet Union Zaiga Yanzone
14 June Queen's Club Championships
London, England
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Grass – 64S/32D
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
United States Billie Jean King United States Rosie Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Kristy Pigeon
Australia Helen Gourlay
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–2, 8–6
United States Mary–Ann Curtis
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
21 June
28 June
Wimbledon Championships
London, England
Grand Slam
Grass – 96S/24D/80X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–4, 6–1
Australia Margaret Court Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
United States Billie Jean King
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Nancy Richey
France Françoise Dürr
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–3, 6–2
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Owen Davidson
United States Billie Jean King

3–6, 6–2, 15–13
United States Marty Riessen
Australia Margaret Court

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 July Swedish Open
Bastad, Sweden
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Clay – 32S/32D
West Germany Helga Masthoff
4–6, 6–1, 6–3
Sweden Ingrid Bentzer Sweden Christina Sandberg
United States Linda Tuero
Chile Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo
West Germany Heide Orth
Sweden Ann-Charlotte Dahlberg
France Odile de Roubin
West Germany Helga Masthoff
West Germany Heide Orth

6–2, 6–1
Chile Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo
United States Linda Tuero
Green Shield Open Welsh Championships
Newport, Wales
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Grass – S32/D16
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–3, 6–4
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Kerry Harris

6–3, 8–6
France Gail Chanfreau
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
Swiss Open
Gstaad, Switzerland
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Clay – S32/D16
France Françoise Dürr
6–3, 6–3
Australia Lesley Hunt Netherlands Marijke Schaar
Czechoslovakia Alena Palmeová-West
Italy Lea Pericoli
Italy Fiorella Bonicelli
Switzerland Silvia Gubler
South Africa Laura Rossouw
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Laura Rossouw

8–6, 6–3
France Françoise Dürr
Italy Lea Pericoli
Carroll's Irish Open
Dublin, Ireland
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–1, 6–2
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Kathleen Harter
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw

6–4, 4–6, 7-5
France Gail Chanfreau
Australia Evonne Goolagong
12 July Rothmans North of England Championships
Hoylake, England
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Grass – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–3
United States Rosie Casals Australia Margaret Court
United States Patti Hogan
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

walkover
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong
19 July Green Shield Midland Championships
Leicester, New Zealand
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–2, 6–4
United States Patti Hogan
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
Australia Evonne Goolagong

8-6, 6–4
Australia Barbara Hawcroft
United States Patti Hogan
Austrian Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–2, 4-6, 7–5
South Africa Laura Rossouw
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–2, 6–4
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
West Germany Heide Orth

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 August Virginia Slims International Houston
Houston, United States
Virginia Slims
$40,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Australia Kerry Melville Third place Fourth place United States Mary-Ann Eisel
United States Julie Heldman
France Françoise Dürr
United States Rosie Casals
United States Nancy Richey
6–3, 6–3
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–1, 1–6, 6–2
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
Cincinnati Open
Cincinnati, United States
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Hard – 32S/16D
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–3, 6–3
United States Linda Tuero
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Kerry Harris

6–4, 6–4
France Gail Chanfreau
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
9 August Women's Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, USA
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Clay – 32S/16D
United States Billie Jean King
6–4, 7–5
United States Linda Tuero Australia Helen Gourlay
France Gail Chanfreau
Australia Judy Dalton
United States Billie Jean King

6–1, 6–2
United States Julie Heldman
United States Linda Tuero
Dutch Open Championships
Hilversum, Netherlands
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
8–6, 6–3
Sweden Christina Sandberg
Sweden Christina Sandberg
Netherlands Betty Stöve

6–1, 6–2
West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
Netherlands Trudy Groenman
16 August Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Virginia Slims
$20,000 – Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Françoise Dürr
6–4, 6–2
United States Billie Jean King United States Nancy Richey
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Betty Ann Hansen
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
United States Linda Tuero
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
France Françoise Dürr

6–4, 7–6
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
Wightman Cup
Cleveland, United States
Hard (i)
Team event
 United States 4-3
Chris Evert 6-0, 6-4
Julie Heldman
Kristy Pigeon
Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Chris Evert 6-1, 6-1
 Great Britain
Winnie Shaw
Virginia Wade 6-0, 6-4
Joyce Williams 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Winnie Shaw
Virginia Wade
Mary Ann Curtis / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-1, 6-4
Chris Evert / Carole Caldwell Graebner
Christine Truman Janes / Nell Truman
Virginia Wade / Joyce Williams 10-8, 4-6, 6-1
23 August Eastern Grass Court Championships
East Orange NJ, United States
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Grass – 64S/32D
United States Chris Evert
6–4, 6–0
Australia Helen Gourlay
Cancelled
30 August Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, United States
Virginia Slims
$20,000 – Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Kerry Melville
6–3, 6–7, 7–6
France Françoise Dürr United States Billie Jean King
United States Rosie Casals
C. Sanberg
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Mary-Ann Eisel
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
France Françoise Dürr

6–2, 6–1
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Kerry Melville
30 August
6 September
US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
Hard – 64S/32D/47X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–4, 7–6(5–2)
United States Rosie Casals United States Chris Evert
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Laura du Pont
Australia Lesley Hunt
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
United Kingdom Joyce Williams
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton

6–3, 6–3
France Gail Chanfreau
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Owen Davidson
United States Billie Jean King

6–3, 7–5
South Africa Bob Maud
Netherlands Betty Stöve

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
13 September Virginia Slims of Louisville
Louisville, United States
Virginia Slims
$20,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–1, 4–6, 6–3
United States Rosie Casals Australia Kerry Melville
France Françoise Dürr
Indonesia Lita Liem
Czechoslovakia Alena Palmeova-West
Australia Helen Gourlay
United States Margaret Cooper
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
France Françoise Dürr

2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Australia Kerry Melville
Netherlands Betty Stöve
20 September Pacific Southwest Championships
Los Angeles. California, USA
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Carpet (i)– 32S/16D
United States Billie Jean King vs. United States Rosie Casals
6-5 Double Default
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–3, 6–2
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
27 September Virginia Slims Thunderbird Classic
Phoenix, United States
Virginia Slims
$20,000 – Hard – 32S/4D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
7–5, 6–1
United States Rosie Casals Australia Kerry Melville
Australia Nancy Richey Gunter
United States Wendy Overton
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–3, 6–2
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
France Françoise Dürr

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 October Dewar Cup Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–0, 6–3
France Françoise Dürr United Kingdom Jackie Fayter-Hough
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Evonne Goolagong
United States Julie Heldman

6–3, 6–0
United States Patti Hogan
United Kingdom Nell Truman
18 October Dewar Cup Billingham
Billingham, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
15S/4D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
4-6, 7–5, 6–3
United States Julie Heldman Australia Evonne Goolagong
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United Kingdom Cathie Lorains
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United States Patti Hogan
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6–3, 4-6, 6–2
Australia Evonne Goolagong
United States Julie Heldman
25 October Embassy British Indoor Championships
London, England
ILTF Pepsi Grand Prix
Carpet– 32S/16D
United States Billie Jean King
6–1, 6–2
United States Rosie Casals
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Australia Evonne Goolagong
United States Julie Heldman

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 November Dewar Cup Aberavon
Aberavon, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
7–6, 6–3
Australia Evonne Goolagong United States Julie Heldman
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Wendy Paish
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United States Patti Hogan]
Netherlands Betty Stöve
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

7–5, 6–4
Australia Evonne Goolagong
United States Julie Heldman
8 November Dewar Cup Torquay
Torquay, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
16S/4D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–1, 6–0
France Françoise Dürr United States Julie Heldman
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United Kingdom Jackie Fayter-Hough
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Penny Moor
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Evonne Goolagong
United States Julie Heldman

7-6, 6–4
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
15 November Dewar Cup Championships
London, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–1, 6–3
United States Julie Heldman
Australia Evonne Goolagong
United States Julie Heldman

7-5, 6–4
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
29 November Clean Air Classic
New York, United States
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–3, 6–3
United States Rosie Casals

December[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
20 December Benson & Hedges International
Christchurch, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Françoise Dürr
6–3, 6–0
United States Billie Jean King
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–3, 9–8
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
France Françoise Dürr

Statistical information[edit]

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the 1971 Virginia Slims Circuit. They also include data for the Grand Slam tournaments.

1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);
2) highest amount of highest category tournaments (for example, having a single Grand Slam gives preference over any kind of combination without a Grand Slam title);
3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).

Key[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments
Virginia Slims events

Titles won by player[edit]

Total Player  S   D   X   S   D   S   D   X 
25  King, Billy JeanBilly Jean King (USA) 12 11 2
14  Casals, RosieRosie Casals (USA) 2 12 0
10  Durr, FrançoiseFrançoise Durr (FRA) 2 7 1
5  Haydon-Jones, AnnAnn Haydon-Jones (GBR) 2 3 0
4  Tegart Dalton, JudyJudy Tegart Dalton (AUS) 0 4 0
3  Goolagong, EvonneEvonne Goolagong (AUS) 2 1 0
2  Court, MargaretMargaret Court (AUS) 1 1 0
1  Chanfreau, GailGail Chanfreau (FRA) 0 6 0
1  Evert, ChrisChris Evert (USA) 1 0 0
1  Melville, KerryKerry Melville (AUS) 1 0 0
1  Eisel, Mary-AnnMary-Ann Eisel (USA) 0 1 0
1  Ziegenfuss, ValerieValerie Ziegenfuss (USA) 0 1 0

Titles won by nation[edit]

Total Nation  S   D   X   S   D   S   D   X 
30  United States (USA) 1 2 2 14 11 15 13 2
10  France (FRA) 0 1 1 2 6 2 7 1
9  Australia (AUS) 3 2 0 1 3 4 5 0
7  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 0 2 5 2 5 0


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WTA Tour Finals" (PDF). www.wtatennis.com. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  2. ^ "About The WTA". www.wtatennis.com. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 

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