1973 WTA Tour

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1973 WTA Tour
Details
Duration 26 December 1972 – 26 November 1973
Edition 3rd
Tournaments 65
Categories Grand Slam (4)
Year-end championships
Virginia Slims Circuit (22)
Commercial Union Grand Prix (23)
Non-Tour Events (13)
Achievements
Most tournament titles Australia Margaret Court (16)
Most tournament finals Australia Margaret Court (17)
United States Chris Evert (17)
1972
1974

The 1973 WTA Tour was composed of the third 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] It was also the year that the WTA Tour was officially formed by Billie Jean King following a meeting held in the Gloucester Hotel in London during the week before Wimbledon.[2]

Schedule[edit]

This is a calendar of all events sponsored by Virginia Slims in the year 1973, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage. The table also includes the Grand Slam tournaments, the 1973 Virginia Slims Championships and the 1973 Federation Cup.[1]

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

December (1972)[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
25 December
1 January
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Grass – 64S/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–4, 7–5
Australia Evonne Goolagong Australia Kerry Melville
Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6–4, 6–4
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Kerry Melville

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
15 January British Motor Cars Invitational
San Francisco, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 6–3
Australia Kerry Melville United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Rosie Casals
United States Mareen Louie
United States Nancy Gunter
France Françoise Dürr
United States Wendy Overton
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Lesley Hunt

6–1, 7–5
United States Wendy Overton
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
22 January British Motor Cars of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
7–5, 6–7, 7–5
United States Nancy Gunter Third place Fourth place Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Kerry Melville
France Françoise Dürr
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–4, 1–6, 6–3
United States Rosie Casals
United States Rosie Casals
United States Julie Heldman

Walkover
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Lesley Hunt
29 January Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–1, 6–2
Australia Kerry Melville Third place Fourth place United States Julie Heldman
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Wendy Overton
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Rosie Casals
6–1, 6–3
United States Janet Newberry
United States Rosie Casals
United States Julie Heldman

6–3, 6–3
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Kerry Melville

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 February Barnett Bank Classic
Miami, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
4–6, 6–1, 7–5
Australia Kerry Melville Third place Fourth place South Africa Laura Rossouw
United States Julie Heldman
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
Australia Wendy Paish
United States Rosie Casals
6–7, 6–2, 6–1
Australia Karen Krantzcke
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve

4–6, 6–2, 6–3
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
19 February Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
United States Rosie Casals Third place Fourth place Australia Kerry Harris
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
United States Pam Teeguarden
Australia Kerry Melville
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 6–3
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

7–6, 6–4
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Lesley Hunt
26 February Virginia Slims of Detroit
Detroit, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
7–6, 6–3
Australia Kerry Melville Third place Fourth place Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Julie Heldman
United States Laura DuPont
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Billie Jean King
8–4
United States Rosie Casals
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Fort Lauderdale Open
Fort Lauderdale, USA
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
(i) – 16S/8D
United States Chris Evert
6–1, 6–2
United Kingdom Virginia Wade United States Linda Tuero
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Czechoslovakia Marie Neumanova
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
United States Jeanne Evert
United States Patti Hogan
France Gail Chanfreau
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Janet Young

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 March Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
United States Billie Jean King Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
United States Kristien Kemmer
United States Pam Teeguarden
United States Janet Newberry
United States Julie Heldman
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–4, 6–2
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Maureen Connolly Brinker Memorial
Dallas, USA
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
(i) – 32S/16D
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–1
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United States Chris Evert
Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
United States Marita Redondo
United States Linda Tuero
West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
United States Sharon Walsh
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia Janet Young
6–3, 6–2
France Gail Chanfreau
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
12 March Virginia Slims of Richmond
Richmond, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–2, 6–1
United States Janet Newberry Third place Fourth place United States Pam Teeguarden
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Mareen Louie
United States Nancy Gunter
Netherlands Betty Stöve
8–3
United States Julie Heldman
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Leslie Hunt

6–2, 7–6
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Netherlands Betty Stöve
U.S. National Women's Indoor
Hingham, USA
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
(i) – ?S/?D
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
6–4, 6–4
United Kingdom Virginia Wade Soviet Union Olga Morozova
United States Linda Tuero
United Kingdom Jackie Fayter
Czechoslovakia Marie Neumanova
Colombia Isabel Fernández
France Gail Chanfreau
Soviet Union Marina Kroschina
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
6–2, 6–4
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia Janet Young
19 March Akron Open
Akron, USA
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
(i) – 16S/8D
United States Chris Evert
6–3, 6–4
Soviet Union Olga Morozova Soviet Union Marina Kroschina
United States Marita Redondo
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Linda Tuero
Colombia Isabel Fernández
United States Sue Stap
United States Patti Hogan
United States Sharon Walsh
7–5, 6–4
Belgium Michele Gurdal
United States Patricia Bostrom
26 March Virginia Slims of Tucson
Tucson, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Kerry Melville
6–3, 6–3
United States Nancy Gunter Third place Fourth place South Africa Laura Rossouw
Australia Kerry Harris
United States Janet Newberry
United States Wendy Overton
United States Rosie Casals
8–5
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Janet Newberry
United States Pam Teeguarden

3–6, 7–6, 7–5
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Lady Gotham Open
New York City, USA
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
(i) – 16S
United States Chris Evert
6–0, 6–4
West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus Soviet Union Marina Kroschina
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
Colombia Isabel Fernández
Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
United States Linda Tuero
West Germany Heide Orth

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 April Max-Pax Coffee Classic
Philadelphia, United States
Virginia Slims
$50,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–1, 6–0
Australia Kerry Harris Third place Fourth place United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Janet Newberry
United States Nancy Gunter
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
9–7
Australia Leslie Hunt
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Leslie Hunt

6–1, 3–6, 6–2
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Sarasota Open
Sarasota, USA
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
(i) – ?S/?D
United States Chris Evert
6–3, 6–2
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United States Patti Hogan
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
France Gail Chanfreau
Czechoslovakia Marie Neumanova
United States Sue Stap
Netherlands Marijke Schaar
United States Patti Hogan
United States Sharon Walsh
4–6, 6–0, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia Marie Neumanova
9 April Virginia Slims of Boston
Boston, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–2, 6–4
United States Billie Jean King United States Rosie Casals
United States Julie Heldman
United States Mona Schallau
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–4, 6–2
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Miami Beach Open
Miami Beach, USA
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
(i) – ?S
United States Chris Evert
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley Netherlands Marijke Schaar
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
Colombia Isabel Fernández
United States Patti Hogan
United States Linda Tuero
Czechoslovakia Marie Neumanova
16 April Virginia Slims of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
5–7, 6–3, 6–1
United States Rosie Casals Third place Fourth place United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Janet Newberry
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Billie Jean King
Australia Kerry Melville
8–4
United States Wendy Overton
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

7–6, 5–7, 6–3
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
St. Petersburg Masters
St. Petersburg, USA
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
(i) – ?S/?D
United States Chris Evert
6–2, 0–6, 6–4
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United States Marita Redondo
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
United States Patti Hogan
Colombia Isabel Fernández
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
Netherlands Marijke Schaar
United States Chris Evert
United States Jeanne Evert
6–2, 7–6
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia Janet Young
30 April Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head Island, United States
Virginia Slims
$90,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Rosie Casals
3–6, 6–1, 7–5
United States Nancy Gunter Australia Kerry Melville
United States Billie Jean King
Australia Margaret Court
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Laurie Fleming
United States Wendy Overton
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve

3–6, 6–4, 6–3
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
Federation Cup
Bad Homburg, Germany
Federation Cup
Clay – 30 teams knockout
 Australia
3–0
 South Africa  Romania
 Germany
 Netherlands
 Great Britain
 United States
 Indonesia

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 May Rothmans British Hard Court Championships
Bournemouth, Great Britain
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
Clay – ?S/?D/32XD
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–4
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley Australia Dianne Fromholtz
United Kingdom Lindsay Beaven
United Kingdom Veronica Burton
United Kingdom Glynis Coles
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Australia Christine Matison
Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Wendy Turnbull
7–5, 7–5
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia Janet Young
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–2, 6–3
South Africa Ilana Kloss
South Africa Bernard Mitton
14 May Mercedes-Benz Open
Lee-on-Solent, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Grass
Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
6–3, 6–4
South Africa Pat Pretorius
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia Janet Young

6–1, 6-2
United Kingdom Jackie Fayter
United States Peggy Michel
Rothmans Surrey Hardcourt Championships
Guildford, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Grass
Draw
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
7–5, 6–3
Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
United States Patti Hogan / United States Sharon Walsh vs
United Kingdom Lesley Charles / United Kingdom Glynis Coles
Title Shared
21 May
28 May
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay (Red) – 64S/45Q/32D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–7, 7–6, 6–4
United States Chris Evert France Françoise Dürr
Australia Evonne Goolagong
West Germany Helga Masthoff
France Odile De Roubin
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6–2, 6–3
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
France Françoise Dürr
France Jean-Claude Barclay

6–1, 6–4
Netherlands Betty Stöve
France Patrice Dominguez

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 June Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
Clay – 48S/24D
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
7–6, 6–0
United States Chris Evert Czechoslovakia Vlasta Vopickova
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
United States Kristin Kemmer
United States Linda Tuero
West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
Rothmans Championships
Chicester, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Grass
Draw
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
6–1, 6–0
South Africa Brigitte Cuypers
United States Julie Heldman
United States Ann Kiyomura

7–5, 6-3
United Kingdom Jackie Fayter
United States Peggy Michel
11 June German Open
Hamburg, West Germany
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
Clay – 32S/16D
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
6–4, 6–1
South Africa Pat Pretorius Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
Netherlands Marijke Schaar
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
Uruguay Fiorella Bonicelli
United States Kristin Kemmer
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
West Germany Heide Orth
6–1, 6–2
United States Kristin Kemmer
South Africa Laura Rossouw
John Player Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
Grass – 32S/16D
United States Billie Jean King
8–6, 6–4
United Kingdom Virginia Wade United States Rosemary Casals
United States Chris Evert
Indonesia Lany Keligis
United States Patti Hogan
United States Pam Teeguarden
United Kingdom Glynis Coles
United States Rosemary Casals
United States Billie Jean King
6–2, 9–7
United States Chris Evert
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Green Shield Kent Championships
Beckenham, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Grass
Draw
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
7–5, 0-6, 6–1
United States Janet Newberry
Soviet Union Marina Kroschina
Soviet Union Olga Morozova

8–6, 6-3
United Kingdom Jackie Fayter
United States Peggy Michel
18 June Rothmans Championships
London, Great Britain
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
Grass – ?S/?D
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
6–2, 6–3
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Julie Heldman
United States Kristin Kemmer
United States Marita Redondo
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Chris Evert
United States Billie Jean King
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
25 June
2 July
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
Grass – 96S/50D/80X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–0, 7–5
United States Chris Evert Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
United States Rosie Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King

6–1, 4–6, 7–5
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Billie Jean King
Australia Owen Davidson

6–3, 6–2
United States Janet Newberry
Mexico Raúl Ramírez

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 July Düsseldorf Open
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
Clay – 26S/13D
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
6–4, 6–4
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
Colombia Isabel Fernández
Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Pat Pretorius
United States Pam Teeguarden
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Australia Janet Young vs
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff / West Germany Heide Orth
Title Shared
Carrolls Irish Open
Dublin, Ireland
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
Grass – 32S/16D
Australia Margaret Court
6–2, 6–4
United Kingdom Virginia Wade Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Patricia Coleman
Republic of Ireland Geraldine Barniville
United Kingdom Veronica Burton
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
8–6, 3–6, 6–4
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Green Shield Welsh Championships
Newport, United States
Non-tour event
Grass
Draw
United States Julie Heldman
1-6, 6-1, 11-9
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
United States Patti Hogan / United States Sharon Walsh vs
Australia Dianne Fromholtz / United States Julie Heldman
Title Shared
16 July Rothmans North of England Championships
Hoylake, Great Britain
 ?S/?D
United States Patti Hogan
11–9, 4–6, 6–4
United States Sharon Walsh United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United Kingdom Veronica Burton
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
United Kingdom Lindsay Blachford
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
5–7, 6–4, 6–1
United States Patti Hogan
United States Sharon Walsh
Austrian Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
Non-tour event
Clay
Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley vs Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Cancelled due to rain
23 July Marie O. Clarke Memorial
Cleveland, United States
8S/4D
United States Chris Evert
6–0, 6–0
United States Linda Tuero United States Janice Metcalf
France Nathalie Fuchs
United States Patricia Bostrom
South Africa Pat Pretorius
Australia Marilyn Tesch
Republic of Ireland Susan Minford
South Africa Ilana Kloss
South Africa Pat Pretorius
1–6, 7–6, 6–1
United States Janice Metcalf
United States Laurie Tenney
30 July Atlantic City Open
Atlantic City, United States
32S/16D
United States Chris Evert
6–2, 7–5
United States Marita Redondo United States Laurie Tenney
South Africa Pat Pretorius
Belgium Michele Gurdal
United States Sharon Walsh
France Nathalie Fuchs
United States Kate Latham
United States Chris Evert
United States Marita Redondo
6–4, 6–4
South Africa Ilana Kloss
South Africa Pat Pretorius
Virginia Slims of Denver
Denver, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–4, 6–2
Netherlands Betty Stöve Third place Fourth place Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Pam Teeguarden
United States Barbara Downs
United States Rosie Casals
United States Julie Heldman
6–3, 6–4
United States Janet Newberry
United States Rosie Casals & United States Billie Jean King vs
France Françoise Dürr & Netherlands Betty Stöve
3–2 suspended

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 August Commerce Union Classic
Nashville, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
United States Billie Jean King United States Rosie Casals
France Françoise Dürr
United States Kathy Kuykendall
United States Mona Schallau
United States Janet Newberry
Netherlands Betty Stöve
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve

6–4, 6–7, 6–1
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Janet Newberry
Western Championships
Cincinnati, United States
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
Clay – 32S/16D
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
6–2, 7–5
United States Chris Evert United States Jeanne Evert
South Africa Ilana Kloss
South Africa Pat Pretorius
United States Sharon Walsh
United States Ann Kiyomura
Colombia Isabel Fernández
South Africa Ilana Kloss
South Africa Pat Pretorius
7–6, 3–6, 6–2
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia Janet Young
13 August Jersey Shore Classic
Jersey Shore, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Australia Lesley Hunt United States Rosie Casals
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Kerry Harris
United States Janet Newberry
United States Tory Fretz
United States Joy Schwikert
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve

6–4, 6–7, 6–1
United States Julie Anthony
United States Mona Schallau
U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, United States
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
Clay – 32S/16D
United States Chris Evert
6–4, 6–3
United Kingdom Veronica Burton United States Linda Tuero
United Kingdom Lindsay Beaven
South Africa Pat Pretorius
South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States Jeanne Evert
United States Janet Haas
United States Patti Hogan
United States Sharon Walsh
6–4, 6–4
Uruguay Fiorella Bonicelli
Colombia Isabel Fernández
20 August Virginia Slims Grass Court Championships
Newport, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 6–2
United States Julie Heldman Third place Fourth place Australia Lesley Hunt
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Rosie Casals
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Kerry Melville
7–6, 6–3
United States Kristien Kemmer
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve

6–4, 6–3
United States Janet Newberry
United States Pam Teeguarden
Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
Hard – ?S/?D
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
7–6, 6–4
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff United States Peggy Michel
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Australia Marilyn Tesch
France Nathalie Fuchs
Canada Susan Stone
Canada Janice Tindle
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
United States Peggy Michel
6–3, 6–2
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
27 August
3 September
US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
Grass – 64S/32D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Australia Margaret Court
7–6, 5–7, 6–2
Australia Evonne Goolagong West Germany Helga Masthoff
United States Chris Evert
United States Julie Heldman
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

3–6, 6–3, 7–5
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
United States Billie Jean King
Australia Owen Davidson

6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Australia Margaret Court
United States Marty Riessen

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 September Virginia Slims of St. Louis
St. Louis, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Rosie Casals
6–4, 6–7, 6–0
Australia Karen Krantzcke United States Pam Teeguarden
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Kristien Kemmer
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Mary Ann Beattie
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Mona Schallau

6–4, 7–6
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Pam Teeguarden
Four Roses Classic
Charlotte, United States
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
30S/16D
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–2, 6–0
Soviet Union Eugenia Biriukova Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
United Kingdom Veronica Burton
United Kingdom Jackie Fayter
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Soviet Union Marina Kroschina
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia Janet Young
6–2, 6–0
South Africa Ilana Kloss
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
World Invitational Sea Pines
Hilton Head Island, United States
Non-tour event
Carpet
Draw
Australia Margaret Court
Walkover
United States Chris Evert
17 September Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Françoise Dürr
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
United States Rosie Casals Third place Fourth place United States Robin Tenney
United States Tory Fretz
United States Julie Heldman
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Nancy Gunter
vs
United States Billie Jean King
5–3 abandoned
United States Mona Schallau
United States Pam Teeguarden

6–3, 5–7, 6–4
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
24 September Virginia Slims of Columbus
Columbus, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
Walkover
Australia Margaret Court United States Julie Heldman
United States Rosie Casals
United States Kathy Kuykendall
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Laurie Fleming
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve

7–5, 7–5
United States Mona Schallau
United States Pam Teeguarden

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 October Virginia Slims of Phoenix
Phoenix, United States
Virginia Slims
$40,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–1, 6–3
United States Nancy Gunter Third place Fourth place Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Julie Heldman
France Françoise Dürr
United States Kristien Kemmer
Australia Kerry Melville
9–7
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Kerry Melville

6–4, 6–4
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
15 October Virginia Slims Championships
Boca Raton, United States
Year-end championships
$100,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6–3, 6–3
United States Nancy Gunter France Françoise Dürr
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Janet Newberry
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Mona Schallau
United States Julie Heldman
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Margaret Court

6–2, 6–4
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
22 October Virginia Slims of Hawaii
Honolulu, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–1, 6–1
Australia Helen Gourlay United States Mareen Louie
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Patricia Bostrom
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Wendy Appleby
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Kerry Melville

6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Dewar Circuit
Aberavon, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Clay
Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–3, 6–1
United States Julie Heldman
United States Marita Redondo
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

4–6, 6-3, 7-6
United States Julie Heldman
United States Ann Kiyomura
29 October Dewar Circuit
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Clay
Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–4, 3-6, 6–1
United States Julie Heldman
United States Marita Redondo
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6–1, 2-6, 6-4
United States Julie Heldman
United States Ann Kiyomura

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 November Dewar Circuit
Billingham, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Clay
Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–2, 6–0
France Nathalie Fuchs
United States Marita Redondo
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

6–7, 6-3, 6-2
United Kingdom Glynis Coles
United States Sharon Walsh
12 November Dewar Circuit Final
London, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Clay
Draw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–2, 3-6, 7–5
United States Julie Heldman
Fred Perry Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Non-tour event
Carpet (i)
Draw
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
6–3, 6–4
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
19 November South African Championships
Johannesburg, South Africa
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
Hard – 60S/30D/16XD
United States Chris Evert
6–3, 6–3
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United States Kristin Kemmer
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
South Africa Linky Boshoff
South Africa Pat Pretorius
United States Julie Anthony
South Africa Ilana Kloss
South Africa Linky Boshoff
South Africa Ilana Kloss
7–6, 2–6, 6–1
United States Chris Evert
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
6–3, 6–2
South Africa Ilana Kloss
South Africa Bernard Mitton
Tokyo Gunze Classic
Tokyo, Japan
Non-tour event
Carpet (i)
Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6–4, 6–4
United States Nancy Richey

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 1973 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   D   S   D   S   D   X 
23  Court, MargaretMargaret Court (AUS) 16 7 0
13  King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King (USA) 5 6 2
10  Casals, RosieRosie Casals (USA) 2 8 0
8  Durr, FrançoiseFrançoise Durr (FRA) 1 6 1
6  Stöve, BettyBetty Stöve (NED) 0 6 0
3  Wade, VirginiaVirginia Wade (GBR) 0 3 0
3  Melville, KerryKerry Melville (AUS) 1 2 0
3  Hunt, LesleyLesley Hunt (AUS) 0 3 0
2  Evert, ChrisChris Evert (USA) 2 0 0
2  Harris, KerryKerry Harris (AUS) 0 2 0
2  Heldman, JulieJulie Heldman (USA) 0 2 0
2  Schallau, MonaMona Schallau (USA) 0 2 0
2  Teeguarden, PamPam Teeguarden (USA) 0 2 0
1  Krantzcke, KarenKaren Krantzcke (AUS) 0 1 0
1  Newberry, JanetJanet Newberry (USA) 0 1 0

Titles won by nation[edit]

Total Nation  S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
27  Australia (AUS) 3 3 0 0 1 14 6 17 10 0
23  United States (USA) 1 1 2 1 1 7 10 9 12 2
8  France (FRA) 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1 6 1
6  Netherlands (NED) 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 0
3  Great Britain (GBR) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WTA Tour Finals" (PDF). www.wtatennis.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ "About the WTA". www.wtatennis.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 

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