1972 Women's Tennis Circuit

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1972 Women's Tennis Circuit
Evonne Goolagong won most tour titles 12
Evonne Goolagong won most tour titles 12
Details
Duration 26 December 1971 – 18 December 1972
Edition 2nd
Tournaments 56
Categories Grand Slam (4)
Year-end championships
Virginia Slims Circuit (20)
Commercial Union Grand Prix (11)
Non-Tour Events (20)
Achievements
Most tournament titles Australia Evonne Goolagong (12)
Most tournament finals Australia Evonne Goolagong (20)
1971
1973

The 1972 Women's Tennis Circuit was composed of the second annual Virginia Slims Circuit and Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix, a tour of tennis tournaments for female tennis players, sponsored by Virginia Slims cigarettes.[1]

Schedule[edit]

This is a calendar of all events sponsored by Virginia Slims in the year 1972, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage. The table also includes the Grand Slam tournaments, the 1972 Virginia Slims Championships and the 1972 Federation Cup.[1]

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Virginia Slims championships
Virginia Slims Circuit
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Non-Tour Events
Team events

December (1971)[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
27 December Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Grass – 64S/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–4
Australia Evonne Goolagong Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Barbara Hawcroft
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
France Gail Chanfreau
Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Kerry Harris

6–0, 6–4
Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Karen Krantzcke

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 January New South Wales Open
Sydney, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–1, 7–6
United Kingdom Virginia Wade Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Barbara Hawcroft
Australia Anne Coleman
Australia Janet Young
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Australia Marilyn Tesch
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Patricia Edwards

6–1, 6–2
Australia Lesley Bowrey
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
10 January British Motor Cars Invitational
San Francisco, United States
Virginia Slims
$17,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
7–6, 7–6
Australia Kerry Melville Third place Fourth place United States Nancy Gunter
Australia Helen Gourlay
France Françoise Dürr
United States Rosie Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
7–5, 6–4
Australia Judy Dalton
United States Rosie Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6–3, 5–7, 6–2
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
17 January Independent Press Championships
Long Beach, United States
Virginia Slims
$17,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Rosie Casals
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
France Françoise Dürr Third place Fourth place Australia Helen Gourlay
N/A
N/A
N/A
Australia Kerry Melville
Walkover
United States Billie Jean King
United States Rosie Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6–3, 5–7, 6–2
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Karen Krantzcke
South Australian Championships
Adelaide, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
7–6, 6–3
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Soviet Union Olga Morozova

6–3, 6–0
Australia Marilyn Tesch
Australia Kerry Hogarth
24 January Virginia Slims National Indoors
Boston, United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–3, 7–5
France Françoise Dürr Third place Fourth place Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Judy Dalton
Australia Lesley Hunt
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
6–2, 7–6
United States Wendy Overton
United States Rosie Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6–7, 6–0, 7–5
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
31 January Virginia Slims of Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6–1, 6–0
United States Billie Jean King United States Wendy Overton
N/A
United States Nancy Gunter
N/A
N/A
N/A
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr

6–3, 6–2
United States Nancy Gunter
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Western Australian Championships
Perth, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–2, 7–5
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Barbara Hawcroft

6–3, 6–0
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Australia Janet Young

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
14 February Virginia Slims of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, United States
Virginia Slims
$20,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Rosie Casals
7–6, 6–1
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss Third place Fourth place United States Billie Jean King
United States Wendy Overton
United States Julie Heldman
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–7, 6–2, 6–1
Australia Judy Dalton
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

7–5, 6–2
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
21 February Virginia Slims of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Nancy Gunter
7–6, 6–1
United States Chris Evert Third place Fourth place United States Julie Heldman
France Françoise Dürr
United States Barbara Downs
United States Wendy Overton
Australia Kerry Melville
6–2, 6–4
United States Rosie Casals
United States Wendy Overton
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss

7–5, 6–2
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
28 February K-Mart International
Birmingham, United States
Virginia Slims
$15,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Kerry Melville
6–3, 6–1
United States Rosie Casals Third place Fourth place United States Julie Heldman
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
United States Wendy Overton
6–3, 6–2
Australia Helen Gourlay
United States Wendy Overton
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss

7–5, 6–2
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 March Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, United States
Virginia Slims
$32,775
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Nancy Gunter
7–6, 6–1
United States Billie Jean King Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Wendy Overton
United States Chris Evert
United Kingdom Nell Truman
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–3, 4–6, 7–5
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
21 March Federation Cup
Johannesburg, South Africa
Federation Cup
Hard – 31 teams knockout
 South Africa
2–1
 Great Britain  Australia
 United States
 Italy
 West Germany
 France
 Netherlands
Virginia Slims of Richmond
Richmond, United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–4
United States Nancy Gunter Third place Fourth place Australia Wendy Gilchrist
Czechoslovakia Marie Neumannova
United States Janet Newberry
Indonesia Lany Kaligis
Australia Kerry Melville
6–1, 7–5
United States Rosie Casals
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

7–5, 7–6
Australia Judy Dalton
Australia Karen Krantzcke
27 March South African Open
Johannesburg, South Africa
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Hard – 64S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
United Kingdom Virginia Wade South Africa Pat Walkden
France Gail Sherriff Chanfreau
South Africa Allison McMillan
Australia Lesley Hunt
Australia Helen Gourlay
South Africa Winnie Shaw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Helen Gourlay

6–1, 6–4
South Africa Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Joyce Williams
Caribe Hilton Invitational
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Virginia Slims
$18,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Nancy Gunter
6–1, 6–3
United States Chris Evert United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Wendy Overton
United Kingdom Nell Truman
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–2, 6–3
Australia Judy Dalton
Australia Karen Krantzcke

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 April Virginia Slims of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Marie Neumannova
6–4, 6–3
United States Billie Jean King Indonesia Lita Liem
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Judy Dalton
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
Australia Kerry Melville
Australia Judy Dalton
Australia Karen Krantzcke

7–5, 6–4
Canada Vicky Berner
United States Billie Jean King
10 April Virginia Slims Masters
St. Petersburg, United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Nancy Gunter
6–3, 6–4
United States Chris Evert United States Billie Jean King
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Jeanne Evert
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Wendy Overton

7–5, 6–4
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
17 April Virginia Slims Conquistadores
Tucson, United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–0, 6–3
France Françoise Dürr Third place Fourth place Australia Kerry Harris
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Janet Newberry
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Rosie Casals
10–5
Australia Judy Dalton
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Karen Krantzcke

6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
24 April Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Linda Tuero
6–4, 6–3
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Australia Lesley Hunt
Soviet Union Olga Morozova

6–3, 6–4
France Gail Chanfreau
Italy Rosalba Vido

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 May Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
Virginia Slims
$20,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–3
United States Nancy Gunter United States Wendy Overton
United States Rosie Casals
United States Mary-Ann Eisel
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Judy Dalton
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Karen Krantzcke

6–3, 6–2
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
8 May Rothmans Hardcourt Championships
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–0, 6–4
West Germany Helga Masthoff
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Helen Gourlay

7–5, 6–1
South Africa Brenda Kirk
Netherlands Betty Stöve
15 May Rothmans Surrey Hardcourt Championships
Guildford, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
7–5, 6–2
United Kingdom Joyce Williams
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Helen Gourlay

6–2, 6–1
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Joyce Williams
May 22
29 May
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay (Red) – 56S/47Q/32D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–3
Australia Evonne Goolagong West Germany Helga Masthoff
France Françoise Dürr
West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
United States Billie Jean King
Netherlands Betty Stöve

6–1, 6–2
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Nell Truman
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Kim Warwick

6–2, 6–4
France Françoise Dürr
France Jean-Claude Barclay

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 June German Open
Hamburg, Germany
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
West Germany Helga Masthoff
6–3, 3–6, 8-6
United States Linda Tuero
West Germany Helga Masthoff
West Germany Heide Orth

6–3, 2–6, 6-0
United States Wendy Overton
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
John Player Tournament
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
Rained out, King awarded first place
Australia Evonne Goolagong
12 June W. D. & H.O. Wills Open
Bristol, United Kingdom
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6-2
Australia Kerry Melville
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Karen Krantzcke

6–4, 6-2
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
Wightman Cup
London, United Kingdom
Grass
Team event
 United States 5-2
Wendy Overton
Chris Evert 6-4, 6-4
Patti Hogan 6-8, 6-4, 6-2
Chris Evert 6-2, 6-3
Wendy Overton
 Great Britain
Joyce Williams 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Virginia Wade
Corinne Molesworth
Joyce Williams
Virginia Wade 8-6, 7-5
Chris Evert / Patti Hogan 7-5, 6-4
Wendy Overton / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3, 6-3
Winnie Shaw / Nell Truman
Virginia Wade / Joyce Williams
19 June Rothman's Queens Club
London, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6–4, 6–0
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

5-7, 6–0, 6–2
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
26 June
3 July
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
Grass – 96S/48D/80X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–3
Australia Evonne Goolagong United States Chris Evert
United States Rosie Casals
France Françoise Dürr
United States Patti Hogan
United States Nancy Gunter
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Billie Jean King
Netherlands Betty Stöve

6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
United States Rosie Casals
Romania Ilie Năstase

6–4, 6–4
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Kim Warwick

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 July Green Shield Welsh Championships
Newport, Virginia[disambiguation needed], USA
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Kerry Melville
6–3, 6-2
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Judy Dalton
Netherlands Betty Stöve

7–5, 6-4
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Kerry Melville
Carroll's Irish Open
Dublin, Ireland
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
2-6, 6–1, 6-2
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius

6–3, 8-10, 6-2
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Karen Krantzcke
17 July Rothmans North of England Championships
Hoylake, United Kingdom
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong vs Netherlands Betty Stöve
Title Shared
Australia Evonne Goolagong / Australia Helen Gourlay
vs
South Africa Brenda Kirk / South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
Title Shared
31 July Virginia Slims of Columbus
Columbus, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,500
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Rosie Casals
6–7, 7–6, 6–0
France Françoise Dürr United States Billie Jean King
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Wendy Overton
United States Nancy Gunter
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Helen Gourlay

6–4, 6–3
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Kerry Melville
Western Open Championships
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
3-6, 6-2, 7-5
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong

6–4, 6-1
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 August U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Clay – $60,000 – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
7–6, 6–1
Australia Evonne Goolagong Australia Margaret Court
United States Linda Tuero
Australia Lesley Hunt
South Africa Pat Walkden
United States Pam Teeguarden
United States Julie Heldman
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Lesley Hunt

6–2, 6–1
Australia Margaret Court
United States Pam Teeguarden
14 August Virginia Slims of Denver
Denver, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Nancy Gunter
1–6, 6–4, 6–4
United States Billie Jean King Third place Fourth place United States Julie Heldman
France Françoise Dürr
United States Kristy Pigeon
United States Jana Cooper
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
6–3, 6–4
Australia Lesley Hunt
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Lesley Hunt

6–0, 6–3
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Rothmans Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Carpet(i) - 8S/2D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6-3, 6-1
United Kingdom Virginia Wade United States Linda Tuero
Australia Margaret Court
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
Greece Fiorella Bonicelli
France Nathalie Fuchs
United States Andrea Martin
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong

3-6, 6–3, 7-5
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
21 August Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–4, 6–1
United States Billie Jean King Third place Fourth place United States Pam Teeguarden
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
United States Wendy Overton
United States Chris Evert
6–1, 6–0
United States Julie Heldman
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Lesley Hunt

6–2, 6–2
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
Eastern Grass Court Championships
South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Non-Tour Event
Grass
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
6–2, 6–7, 7-5
Soviet Union Marina Kroschina
Soviet Union Marina Kroschina
Soviet Union Olga Morozova

6-7, 6–2, 6–2
United States Carole Caldwell Graebner
United States Patti Hogan
Pennsylvanian Championships
Merion, Pennsylvania, USA
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–1
United States Carrie Fleming
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Sharon Walsh

7-6, 6–2
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
28 August
4 September
US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
Grass – 64S/32D/51X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 7–5
Australia Kerry Melville Australia Margaret Court
United States Chris Evert
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Rosie Casals
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
United States Pam Teeguarden
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve

6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Margaret Court
United States Marty Riessen

6–3, 7–5
United States Rosie Casals
Romania Ilie Năstase

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 September Four Roses Classic
Charlotte, United States
Virginia Slims
$40,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–2, 6–2
Australia Margaret Court United States Rosie Casals
United States Nancy Gunter
United States Mona Schallau
Australia Kerry Melville
France Françoise Dürr
United States Wendy Overton
France Françoise Dürr & Netherlands Betty Stöve
vs
Australia Margaret Court & Australia Lesley Hunt
(Divided)
18 September Virginia Slims Golden Gate Classic
Oakland, United States
Virginia Slims
$20,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–4, 6–1
United States Billie Jean King Third place Fourth place United States Julie Heldman
United Kingdom Veronica Burton
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Mona Schallau
United States Rosie Casals
6–2, 6–3
Australia Kerry Melville
United Kingdom Ann Jones
United States Billie Jean King

7–5, 2–6, 7–6
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Lesley Hunt
25 September Virginia Slims of Phoenix
Phoenix, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–4, 6–1
Australia Margaret Court Third place Fourth place United Kingdom Veronica Burton
Australia Karen Krantzcke
France Françoise Dürr
United States Nancy Gunter
United States Rosie Casals
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
United States Wendy Overton
United States Rosie Casals
United States Wendy Overton

6–4, 6–3
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 October Virginia Slims Championships
Phoenix, United States
Year-end championships
$100,900
Draw
United States Chris Evert
7–5, 6–4
Australia Kerry Melville Third place Fourth place United States Wendy Overton
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Jeanne Evert
Netherlands Betty Stöve
France Françoise Dürr
Walkover
United States Billie Jean King
16 October Spanish International Open Championships
Barcelona, Spain
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Gail Chanfreau
6–1, 6–4
France Nathalie Fuchs
France Gail Chanfreau
France Nathalie Fuchs

6-1, 6–4
Belgium Michele Gurdal
Belgium Monique Van Haver
Dewar Cup Billingham
Billingham, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
7–5, 6–1
United States Julie Heldman
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6-3, 6–2
United States Patti Hogan
United States Sharon Walsh
23 October Dewar Cup Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6-3, 3-6, 7–5
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6-2, 6–3
United States Julie Heldman
Netherlands Betty Stöve
30 October Dewar Cup Aberavon
Aberavon, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6-3, 6-4
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6-0, 6–3
United States Julie Heldman
Netherlands Betty Stöve

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 November Dewar Cup Torquay
Torquay, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
2-6, 6-3, 6-1
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6-4, 6–4
South Africa Brenda Kirk
United States Sharon Walsh
13 November Dewar Cup Torquay
Torquay, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6-1, 6-1
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
20 November Australian Hardcourt Championships
Melbourne, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Hard
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6-7, 6-2, 6-2
Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Janet Young

2-6, 6-4, 6–3
Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Sally Irvine
27 November Queensland Championships
Brisbane, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6-7, 6-2, 6-2
United Kingdom Glynis Coles Australia Barbara Hawcroft
United Kingdom Lesley Charles
Gai Healey
Australia Marilyn Tesch
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Janet Fallis / Australia Evonne Goolagong
vs
Australia Barbara Hawcroft / Australia Marilyn Tesch
No Contest
Argentine Open
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Non-Tour Event
Clay
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6-4, 6-1
Greece Fiorella Bonicelli
West Germany Helga Masthoff
United States Pam Teeguarden

6-4, 6-1
Chile Ana María Arias
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

December[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 December Western Australian Championships
Perth, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 6–2
Australia Evonne Goolagong
11 December South Australian Championships
Adelaide, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–1, 6–2
Australia Kerry Harris
Soviet Union Eugenia Birioukova
Australia Janet Young

6–3, 6–2
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Helen Gourlay
18 December New South Wales Open
Sydney, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 6–2
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Evonne Goolagong
United States Melissa Edwards

6–1, 6–2
Australia Lesley Turner
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

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 1972 Virginia Slims Circuit. They also include data for the Grand Slam tournaments and the year-end championships. The table is sorted by:

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
Year-end championships
Virginia Slims event

Titles won by player[edit]

Total Player  S   D   X   S   S   D   S   D   X 
16  King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King (USA) 9 7 0
13  Casals, RosieRosie Casals (USA) 3 9 1
5  Wade, VirginiaVirginia Wade (GBR) 2 3 0
5  Gunter, NancyNancy Gunter (USA) 5 0 0
4  Durr, FrançoiseFrançoise Durr (FRA) 0 4 0
4  Court, MargaretMargaret Court (AUS) 2 1 1
4  Overton, WendyWendy Overton (USA) 0 4 0
4  Krantzcke, KarenKaren Krantzcke (AUS) 0 4 0
3  Stöve, BettyBetty Stöve (NED) 0 3 0
2  Gourlay, HelenHelen Gourlay (AUS) 0 2 0
2  Harris, KerryKerry Harris (AUS) 0 2 0
2  Evert, ChrisChris Evert (USA) 2 0 0
2  Dalton, JudyJudy Dalton (AUS) 0 2 0
2  Hunt, LesleyLesley Hunt (AUS) 0 2 0
2  Ziegenfuss, ValerieValerie Ziegenfuss (USA) 0 2 0
1  Goolagong, EvonneEvonne Goolagong (AUS) 0 0 1
1  Melville, KerryKerry Melville (AUS) 1 0 0
1  Neumannova, MarieMarie Neumannova (TCH) 1 0 0
1  Jones, AnnAnn Jones (GBR) 0 1 0

Titles won by nation[edit]

Total Nation  S   D   X   S   S   D   S   D   X 
35  United States (USA) 3 2 1 1 15 13 19 15 1
14  Australia (AUS) 0 1 2 0 3 8 3 9 2
6  Great Britain (GBR) 1 0 0 0 1 4 2 4 0
4  France (FRA) 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
3  Netherlands (NED) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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