1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series

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1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series
Martina Navratilova won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open
Details
Duration 3 January 1983 – 4 March 1984
Edition 13th
Tournaments 54
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA championships (3)
Tour Events (45)
Achievements
Most tournament titles United States Martina Navratilova (18)
Most tournament finals United States Martina Navratilova (19)
Prize money leader United States Martina Navratilova ($1,456,030)
Points leader United States Martina Navratilova (19.606)
Awards
Player of the year United States Martina Navratilova
Doubles Team of the year United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
Most improved player of the year Hungary Andrea Temesvári
Newcomer of the year Canada Carling Bassett-Seguso
1982
1984

The 1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series was the 11th season since the foundation of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced on January 3, 1983, and concluded on December 11, 1983 after 56 events.[1]

The Virginia Slims World Championship Series was the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). It was held in place of the WTA Tour from 1983 until 1987 and featured tournaments that had previously been part of the Toyota Series and the Avon Series. It included the four Grand Slam tournaments and a series of other events. ITF tournaments were not part of the tour, although they awarded points for the WTA World Ranking.

Martina Navratilova was the most successful player in both singles in doubles across the season. She won three of the four Grand Slam tournaments in singles, with Chris Evert winning the French Open. In doubles, Navratilova again won all the Grand Slams apart from the French Open, which was collected by Rosalyn Fairbank and Candy Reynolds; Pam Shriver was her partner in all the Grand Slam events. Navratilova won a total of 29 titles in the course of the year and only suffered one defeat in singles, against Kathy Horvath at the French Open.[2] This led to her beginning and ending the year as the WTA number 1.[1] Shriver was her closest challenger with 16 titles, including 14 in doubles events. Players from the United States won 74 of the 125 titles awarded in singles, doubles and mixed doubles; players from Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands and Switzerland each won a solitary title.

Tour changes[edit]

Avon, who had been the sponsors of the January to March winter circuit of the WTA Tour since 1978, announced in 1982 that they would be trimming back their sponsorship of the tour.[3][4] Toyota, who sponsored the tour for the remaining nine months of the season, also withdrew their support.[5] The 1983 season therefore saw Virginia Slims returning to sponsor the tour after an absence of four years. The company sponsored events between 1970 and 1978 but withdrew their support following disagreements with the organisers of the WTA Tour, the Women's Tennis Association. However the company decided to associate themselves with the women's tennis circuit again in 1983.[1] The tour was therefore known as the Virginia Slims World Championship Series, with 18 events including the US Open held in the United States and a further 12 events in six other countries incorporated under the Virginia Slims brand in a merged season[6]

Season summary[edit]

Singles[edit]

World number-one singles player Martina Navratilova, who had won 90 out of 93 matches the previous year, began the 1983 season in great form, winning successive titles in Washington and Houston, defeating Sylvia Hanika in the final on both occasions.[1] The third best player in the world, Andrea Jaeger, won the tournament at Marco Island in Florida; Chris Evert, the world number two, took the title at Palm Beach, also in Florida.

Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series schedule.

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
3 January Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 6-1
Germany Sylvia Hanika United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Andrea Jaeger
Czech Republic Helena Suková
United States Barbara Potter
Czech Republic Hana Mandlíková
United States Joanne Russell
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
4-6, 7-5, 6-3
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
10 January Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, TX, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-3, 7-6
Germany Sylvia Hanika United States Tracy Austin
Germany Eva Pfaff
Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Anne Smith
United States Pam Shriver
United States Zina Garrison
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-4, 6-3
United Kingdom Jo Durie

United States Barbara Potter

24 January Avon Cup
Marco Island, FL, United States
$100,000 - Clay - 56S/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Andrea Jaeger
6-1, 6-3
Czech Republic Hana Mandlíková Hungary Andrea Temesvári
United States Michelle Casati
Australia Dianne Balestrat
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Zina Garrison
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Andrea Jaeger
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
7-5, 6-4
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
31 January Murjani Cup
Palm Beach, Florida, United States
$150,000 - Clay - 56S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-3, 6-3
United States Andrea Jaeger Australia Wendy Turnbull
Czech Republic Hana Mandlíková
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
Czech Republic Iva Budařová
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Zina Garrison
United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6-4, 4-6, 6-2
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Paula Smith

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
7 February Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN, United States
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
6-4, 6-7, 6-4
United States Ginny Purdy South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
Czech Republic Iva Budařová
United States Candy Reynolds
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Peanut Louie-Harper
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Jordan
5-7, 6-4, 7-5
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
14 February Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-3, 6-2
United States Andrea Jaeger United States Pam Shriver
United States Tracy Austin
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
Germany Bettina Bunge
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Germany Eva Pfaff
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-1, 6-2
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
Virginia Slims of Pennsylvania
Hershey, PA, United States
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Canada Carling Bassett-Seguso
2-6, 6-0, 6-4
United States Sandy Collins United States Anne White
United States Julie Harrington
Sweden Catrin Jexell
South Africa Beverly Mould
United States Peanut Louie-Harper
United States Lea Antonoplis
South Africa Beverly Mould
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
7-6, 4-6, 7-5
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Australia Susan Leo
21 February Ridgewood Open
Ridgewood, NJ, United States
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Alycia Moulton
6-4, 6-2
Sweden Catrin Jexell Peru Laura Arraya
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
France Corinne Vanier
Australia Susan Leo
Sweden Lena Sandlin
Switzerland Petra Delhees
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Jordan
6-3, 6-4
United States Sherry Acker
United States Ann Henricksson
Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, CA, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Bettina Bunge
6-3, 6-3
West Germany Sylvia Hanika Hungary Andrea Temesvári
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Tracy Austin
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Anne Smith
United States Pam Shriver
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Eva Pfaff
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
28 February Congoleum Classic
Palm Springs, California, United States
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
6-3, 7-5
Canada Carling Bassett United States Kathy Jordan
United States Michelle Torres
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Wendy White
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Ann Kiyomura
6-2, 6-4
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Virginia Slims of Nashville
Nashville, TN, United States
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Kathleen Horvath
6-4, 6-3
Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherská United States Sherry Acker
Hong Kong Patricia Hy-Boulais
Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
United States Vicki Nelson Dunbar
United States Kim Sands
United States Jenny Klitch
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
6-4, 7-6
United States Alycia Moulton
United States Paula Smith

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
7 March Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-4, 6-0
United States Chris Evert West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Pam Shriver
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United Kingdom Jo Durie
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-3, 6-2
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Pittsburgh Open
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
? - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Ginny Purdy
6-2, 7-5
Brazil Claudia Monteiro United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Amy Holton
Peru Pilar Vásquez
United States Gretchen Magers
United States Beth Norton
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
6-3, 6-2
Poland Iwona Kuczyńska
United States Trey Lewis
14 March Virginia Slims of Boston
Boston, MA, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Australia Wendy Turnbull
4-6, 3-6, 6-4
West Germany Sylvia Hanika United States Billie Jean King
United States Tracy Austin
United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Wendy White-Prausa
United States Barbara Potter
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Ann Kiyumora
6-1, 6-2
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
21 March Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, NY, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 16S/6D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-2, 6-0
United States Chris Evert United States Billie Jean King
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Pam Shriver
United States Tracy Austin
United States Barbara Potter
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
7-5, 6-2
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Eva Pfaff
28 March Bridgestone Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 8DDoubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King / United States Sharon Walsh
6-1, 6-1
United States Kathy Jordan / United States Anne Smith United States Ann Kiyomura / United States Paula Smith
United States Leslie Allen / Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
United States Lea Antonoplis / United States Barbara Jordan
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs / Australia Susan Leo
Brazil Patricia Medrado / Brazil Claudia Monteiro
United States Rosemary Casals / Australia Wendy Turnbull

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
4 April Family Circle Cup
Charleston, SC, United States
$200,000 - Clay - 56S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
5-7, 6-1, 6-0
United States Tracy Austin West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Andrea Jaeger
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Candy Reynolds
7-5, 6-2
West Germany Andrea Jaeger
United States Paula Smith
11 April Murjani WTA Championships
Amelia Island, Florida, United States
$250,000 - Clay - 56S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Canada Carling Bassett-Seguso Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Kathy Rinaldi
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Michelle Casati
West Germany Bettina Bunge
Italy Raffaella Reggi
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
6-4, 6-2
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Romania Virginia Ruzici
18 April United Airlines Tournament of Champions
Orlando, Florida, United States
$200,000 - Clay - 22S/8D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 7-5
United States Andrea Jaeger Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
United States Billie Jean King
United States Barbara Potter
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Billie Jean King
United States Anne Smith
6-3, 1-6, 7-6
United States Martina Navratilova

United States Pam Shriver

25 April Virginia Slims of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA, United States
$150,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
6-2, 6-0
United States Kathy Jordan Czechoslovakia Anne White
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Lele Forood
United States Kim Steinmetz
United States Anne Smith
United States Andrea Leand
United States Alycia Moulton
United States Sharon Walsh
6-3, 7-6
Australia Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
2 May Italian Open
Perugia, Italy
$150,000 - Clay - 56S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
6-1, 6-0
United States Bonnie Gadusek United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Kathy Rinaldi
Canada Christiane Jolissaint
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Peru Laura Gildemeister
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6-3, 2-6, 6-1
Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
France Catherine Tanvier
9 May Swiss Open
Lugano, Switzerland
$? - Clay - 64S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
The singles tournament was cancelled after the third round due to rain.[7][A]
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
6-2, 3-6, 7-5
Argentina Petra Delhees
Brazil Patricia Medrado
16 May German Open
Berlin, Germany
$150,000 - Clay - 56S/29D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-4, 7-6
United States Kathleen Horvath Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Andrea Jaeger
United States Pam Casale
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
West Germany Bettina Bunge
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United Kingdom Hobbs
6-4, 7-6
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch

West Germany Eva Pfaff

23 May French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$350,000 - Clay - 128S/64Q/64D/64X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-1, 6-2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Andrea Jaeger
United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Tracy Austin
United States Gretchen Magers
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
5-7, 7-5, 6-3
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
United States Barbara Jordan
United States Eliot Teltscher
6-2, 6-3
United States Leslie Allen
United States Charles Buzz Strode

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
6 June Edgbaston Cup
Birmingham, United Kingdom
$100,000 - Grass - 56S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Billie Jean King
6-3, 7-5
United States Alycia Moulton United States Anne White
United States Zina Garrison
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
United States Nancy Yeargin
United States Sharon Walsh
United States Billie Jean King
United States Sharon Walsh
5-7, 6-4, 7-5
South Africa Beverly Mould
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
13 June BMW Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
$150,000 - Grass - 64S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 6-1
Australia Wendy Turnbull United States Zina Garrison
United States Tracy Austin
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Beth Herr
United States Andrea Jaeger
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-1, 6-0
United Kingdom Jo Durie

United Kingdom Anne Hobbs

20 June Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$670,000 - Grass - 128S/64Q/56D/64X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-0, 6-3
United States Andrea Jaeger South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
United States Billie Jean King
South Africa Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Barbara Potter
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
5-7, 7-5, 6-3
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United Kingdom John Lloyd
6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
United States Billie Jean King
United States Steve Denton

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
4 July Fila European Cup Hittfield
Hamburg, Germany
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
6-4, 6-2
Germany Eva Pfaff Austria Petra Huber
Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
United States Beth Herr
Peru Laura Gildemeister
Sweden Petra Jauch-Delhees
Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Germany Bettina Bunge
Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
7-5, 6-4
Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
United States Catherine Tanvier
11 July Virginia Slims Hall of Fame Classic
Newport, RI, United States
$100,000 - Grass - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Alycia Moulton
6-3, 6-2
United States Kim Shaefer United States Pam Shriver
United States Terry Holladay
United States Louise Allen
United States Sherry Acker
United States Tina Mochizuki
United States Anna Maria Fernandez
United States Barbara Potter
United States Pam Shriver
6-3, 6-1
United States Barbara Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Freiburg Open
Freiburg, Germany
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Catherine Tanvier
6-4, 7-5
United States Laura Gildemeister


Germany Bettina Bunge
Germany Eva Pfaff
6-1, 6-2
Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
Argentina Emilse Raponi
18 July Federation Cup
Zürich, Switzerland
Team event
Clay
 Czechoslovakia –; 2-1  West Germany
 United States
 Switzerland
 Yugoslavia
 Argentina
 Australia
 Great Britain
Head Cup
Kitzbühel, Austria
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Pascale Paradis
3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Austria Petra Huber

New Zealand Chris Newton
Australia Pam Whytcross
2-6, 6-4, 7-6
France Nathalie Herreman
France Pascale Paradis

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
1 August U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
$200,000 - Clay - 56S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
6-2, 6-2
United States Zina Garrison Romania Virginia Ruzici
Argentina Kathy Rinaldi
United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Bonnie Gadusek
Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Kathleen Horvath
Romania Virginia Ruzici
7-5, 6-4
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Beth Herr
8 August Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States
$150,000 - Hard - 56S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 6-3
United States Chris Evert United States Pam Shriver
United States Kate Latham
United States Wendy White-Prausa
United States Alycia Moulton
United States Elise Burgin
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-1, 6-0
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Romania Virginia Ruzici
15 August Player's Canadian Open
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
$200,000 - Hard - 56S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-4, 4-6, 6-1
United States Chris Evert Czech Republic Hana Mandlíková
United States Elise Burgin
United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Andrea Jaeger
United States Kathy Jordan
Bulgaria Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
United States Andrea Jaeger
6-4, 5-7, 7-5
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
22 August Virginia Slims of New Jersey
Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
$125,000 - Hard - 56S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United Kingdom Jo Durie
2-6, 7-5, 6-4
Czech Republic Hana Mandlíková United States Barbara Potter
United States Camille Benjamin
Czech Republic Helena Suková
Czech Republic Iva Budařová
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Sharon Walsh
4-6, 7-5, 6-3
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
29 August US Open
Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Grand Slam
$850,000 - Hard - 128S/64Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 6-3
United States Chris Evert United States Pam Shriver
United Kingdom Jo Durie
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Andrea Jaeger
Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-7, 6-1, 6-3
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia John Fitzgerald
3-6, 6-3, 6-4
United States Barbara Potter
United States Ferdi Taygan

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
12 September Queens Grand Prix
Tokyo, Japan
$175,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S
Singles Draw
United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
6-2, 5-7, 6-1
United States Andrea Jaeger United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Alycia Moulton
United States Beth Herr
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
United States Leigh-Anne Thompson
United States Vicki Nelson Dunbar
Virginia Slims of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
$ 000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
6-2, 0-6, 7-5
United States Felicia Raschiatore United States Paula Smith
Canada Lilian Kelaidis
United Kingdom Sara Gomer
United States Kate Latham
Australia Elizabeth Minter
Brazil Claudia Monteiro
Brazil Claudia Monteiro
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
6-1, 3-6, 6-4
United Kingdom Amanda Brown
Australia Brenda Remilton-Ward
19 September Central Fidelity Banks International
Richmond, VA, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
6-4, 5-7, 6-4
United States Kathy Jordan United States Barbara Potter
United States Wendy White-Prausa
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Kim Sands
United States Bobbie Gadusek
United States Camille Benjamin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
6-7, 6-2, 6-1
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Barbara Potter
Virginia Slims of Kansas
Kansas City, KS, United States
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6-3, 6-1
Australia Anne Minter United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Barbara Gerken
United States Molly Van Nostrand
United States Maeve Quinlan
United States Lori McNeil
Australia Chris O'Neil
United States Sandy Collins
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
7-5, 7-6
Australia Chris O'Neil
Australia Brenda Remilton-Ward
26 September US Indoors
Hartford, United States CN
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Kim Shaefer
6-4, 6-3
West Germany Sylvia Hanika Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Pam Shriver
Canada Carling Bassett-Seguso
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Zina Garrison
United States Leslie Allen
United States Billie Jean King
United States Sharon Walsh
3-6, 6-3, 6-4
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Barbara Potter
Bakersfield Open
Bakersfield, California, United States
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
South Africa Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold
6-4, 6-1
United States Julie Harrington United States Lori McNeil
Peru Pilar Vásquez
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Ann Henricksson
United States Debbie Spence
Sweden Lena Sandin
United States Kylie Copeland
United States Lori McNeil
6-4, 6-3
United States Ann Henricksson
Brazil Pat Medrado

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
3 October Virginia Slims of Detroit
Detroit, MI, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Romania Virginia Ruzici
4-6, 6-4, 6-2
United States Kathy Jordan United States Sharon Walsh
United States Zina Garrison
United States Barbara Potter
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Barbara Potter
6-4, 6-1
United States Rosie Casals

Australia Wendy Turnbull

10 October Borden Classic
Tokyo, Japan
$75,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
6-1, 6-3
Peru Laura Arraya Japan Etsuko Inoue
United States Micki Schillig
United States Shelley Solomon
Japan Kumiko Okamoto
Japan Masako Yanagi
United States Tina Mochizuki
Australia Chris O'Neil
Australia Pam Whytcross
5-7, 7-6, 6-3
Australia Brenda Remilton-Ward
Japan Naoko Satō
Florida Federal Open
Tampa, Florida, United States
$150,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-3, 6-2
United States Pam Shriver United States Zina Garrison
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Debbie Spence
United States Elise Burgin
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-0, 6-1
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Wendy White-Prausa
17 October Daihatsu Challenge
Brighton, United Kingdom
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-1, 6-1
United Kingdom Jo Durie Hungary Andrea Temesvári
United States Pam Shriver
France Catherine Tanvier
France Marie-Christine Calleja
United States Ann Kiyomura
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Chris Evert
United States Pam Shriver
7-5, 6-4
United Kingdom Jo Durie

United States Ann Kiyomura

Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
$50,000 - Hard - S/D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Japan Etsuko Inoue
6-2, 5-7, 6-1
United States Shelley Solomon





Australia Chris O'Neil
Australia Pam Whytcross
6-3, 7-5
United States Helena Manset
United States Miki Schillig
24 October Porsche Classic
Stuttgart, West Germany
$150,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 6-2
France Catherine Tanvier West Germany Eva Pfaff
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
Sweden Catrin Jexell
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Candy Reynolds
6-2, 6-1
Romania Virginia Ruzici
France Catherine Tanvier

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
November 1 Wightman Cup
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Hard (i)
Team event
 United States 6-1
United States Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-0
United States Kathy Rinaldi 6-2, 6-2
United States Pam Shriver 6-3, 6-2
United States Pam Shriver 6-0, 6-1
United States Martina Navratilova 6-3, 6-3
 Great Britain
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United Kingdom Jo Durie

United States Candy Reynolds / United States Paula Smith

United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
6-2, 6-1
United Kingdom Sue Barker / United Kingdom Virginia Wade
7-5, 3-6, 6-1
United Kingdom Jo Durie / United Kingdom Annabel Croft
7 November Lynda Carter Maybelline Classic
Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States
$125,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-0, 6-4
United States Bonnie Gadusek United States Anne Smith
United States Pam Casale
United States Michele Casati
United States Kim Sands
United States Beth Herr
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Wendy White-Prausa
6-1, 3-6, 6-3
United States Pam Casale
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
Ginny Championships
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
$125,000 - Carpet (i) - 15S/5D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Kathleen Horvath
4-6, 6-2, 7-6
Canada Carling Bassett-Seguso South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
United States Sandy Collins
United States Anne Hobbs
United States Julie Harrington
United States Ginny Purdy
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
5-7, 7-5, 6-3
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Jordan
14 November National Panasonic Open
Melbourne, Australia
$150,000 - Grass - 56S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
6-4, 7-5
Australia Wendy Turnbull United Kingdom Jo Durie
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
France Catherine Suire
West Germany Eva Pfaff
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-3, 6-4
United States Pam Shriver

United States Sharon Walsh

21 November Lion's Cup
Tokyo, Japan
$200,000 - Carpet (i) - S
Singles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-2, 6-2
United States Chris Evert





NSW Building Society Open
Sydney, Australia
$150,000 - Grass - 56S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United Kingdom Jo Durie
6-3, 7-5
United States Kathy Jordan Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Gigi Fernández
France Sophie Amiach
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
West Germany Eva Pfaff
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-4, 6-3
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
28 November Marlboro Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$500,000 - Grass - 64S/32Q/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-2, 7-6
United States Kathy Jordan United States Pam Shriver
United States Zina Garrison
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Canada Carling Bassett-Seguso
Australia Wendy Turnbull
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-4, 6-7, 6-2
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Australia Wendy Turnbull

December[edit]

No events were held this month

January 1984[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
2 January Virginia Slims of Nashville
Nashville, TN, United States
$,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Jenny Klitch
6–2, 6–1
United States Pam Teeguarden United States Kathleen Cummings
United States Sandra Cecchini
France Nathalie Herreman
Romania Lucia Romanov
France Marie Calleja
United States Trey Lewis
United States Sherry Acker
United States Candy Reynolds
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Paula Smith
Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
6–1, 6–1
United States Zina Garrison United States Pam Casale
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Barbara Potter
United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6–1, 6–7, 6–2
United States Leslie Allen
United States Anne White
9 January Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, CA, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
7–6, 3–6, 6–4
United States Martina Navratilova Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Pam Shriver
United States Zina Garrison
West Germany Eva Pfaff
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Andrea Jaeger
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–3
United States Rosie Casals
United States Alycia Moulton
Virginia Slims of Pennsylvania
Hershey, PN, United States
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
6–4, 6–0
United States Beth Herr United States Camille Benjamin
United Kingdom Amanda Brown
United States Kathrin Keil
Peru Laura Gildemeister
Australia Anne Minter
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherská
Czechoslovakia Kateřina Böhmová
6–1, 6–3
United States Ann Henricksson
United States Nancy Yeargin
16 January Virginia Slims of Denver
Denver, CO, United States
$,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
6–1, 6–1
United States Kim Sands France Sophie Amiach
Peru Laura Gildemeister
Soviet Union Natascia Reva
Peru Vicki Nelson-Dunbar
United Kingdom Amanda Brown
Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherská
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
6–2, 6–3
United States Sherry Acker
United States Candy Reynolds
23 January Avon Cup
Marco Island, FL, United States
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Bonnie Gadusek
3–6, 6–0, 6–4
United States Kathleen Horvath United States Camille Benjamin
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Zina Garrison
Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
United States Pam Casale
Peru Laura Gildemeister
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–2, 6–3
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
United States Andrea Jaeger
Pittsburgh Open
Pittsburgh, PN, United States
$,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Andrea Leand
0–6, 6–2, 6–4
France Pascale Paradis South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Peanut Louie-Harper
France Catherine Suire
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
United States Lea Antonoplis
Japan Etsuko Inoue
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
6–2, 6–3
United States Anna Maria Fernández
United States Trey Lewis
30 January Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, TX, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
6–4, 6–2
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Barbara Potter
United States Andrea Jaeger
United States Zina Garrison
United States Carling Bassett-Seguso
West Germany Eva Pfaff
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
United States Anne White
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN, United States
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Joanne Russell
7–6, 6–2
France Pascale Paradis Brazil Pat Medrado
United States Terry Holladay
France Corrinne Vanier
South Africa Beverly Mould
Italy Sandra Cecchini
United States Nancy Yeargin
Brazil Claudia Monteiro
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
6–4, 6–7, 7–5
South Africa Beverly Mould
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

February 1984[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
6 February Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
7–6, 2–6, 6–3
United States Barbara Potter Australia Wendy Turnbull
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Bonnie Gadusek
Canada Carling Bassett-Seguso
United States Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
United States Billie Jean King
United States Sharon Walsh
5–7, 6–3, 6–3
South Africa Barbara Potter
United States Pam Shriver
20 February US Indoors
Livingston, NJ, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 7–6
United States Chris Evert Netherlands Marcella Mesker
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Pam Casale
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Bonnie Gadusek
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
5–7, 6–3, 6–3
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Ann Kiyomura
27 February Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, NY, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 16S/8D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–3, 7–5, 6–1
United States Chris Evert United States Pam Shriver
West Germany Barbara Potter
Canada Carling Bassett-Seguso
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Kathleen Horvath
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–1
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Ann Kiyumora

Statistical Information[edit]

Titles won by player[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 season, within all the tournament categories of the 1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series: the Grand Slam tournaments, the Year-end championships and regular events. The players/nations are 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).

Total titles Player Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Regular
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed
29 United States Martina Navratilova
3 3 1 1 12 9 16 13
15 United States Pam Shriver
3 1 2 9 2 13
8 United States Candy Reynolds
1 7 8
7 United States Chris Evert
1 5 1 6 1
7 United States Sharon Walsh
7 7
6 South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
1 1 4 1 5
5 United States Billie Jean King
1 4 1 4
5 United Kingdom Jo Durie
2 3 2 4
5 United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
1 4 1 4
4 Australia Elizabeth Smylie
1 1 2 1 2 1
4 South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
2 2 2 2
4 Australia Wendy Turnbull
1 1 2 1 2 1
3 United States Barbara Jordan
1 2 2 1
3 Hungary Andrea Temesvári
3 3
3 United States Kathleen Horvath
2 1 2 1
3 United States Alycia Moulton
2 1 2 1
3 West Germany Bettina Bunge
1 2 1 2
3 United States Andrea Jaeger
1 2 1 2
3 Romania Virginia Ruzici
1 2 1 2
3 Australia Pam Whytcross
3 3
2 United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
2 2
2 United States Lea Antonoplis
2 2
2 United States Kathy Jordan
2 2
2 United States Ann Kiyumora
2 2
2 West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
2 2
2 Australia Chris O'Neil
2 2
2 West Germany Eva Pfaff
2 2
2 United States Barbara Potter
2 2
1 Japan Etsuko Inoue
1 1
1 South Africa Beverly Mould
1 1
1 South Africa Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold
1 1
1 France Pascale Paradis
1 1
1 United States Ginny Purdy
1 1
1 United States Kim Shaefer
1 1
1 France Catherine Tanvier
1 1
1 Canada Carling Bassett-Seguso
1 1
1 United States Sandy Collins
1 1
1 United States Kylie Copeland
1 1
1 United States Mary-Lou Daniels
1 1
1 United States Bonnie Gadusek
1 1
1 Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
1 1
1 United States Lori McNeil
1 1
1 Netherlands Marcella Mesker
1 1
1 Brazil Claudia Monteiro
1 1
1 New Zealand Chris Newton
1 1
1 United States Anne Smith
1 1
1 United States Paula Smith
1 1
1 United Kingdom Virginia Wade
1 1
1 United States Wendy White-Prausa
1 1

Titles won by nation[edit]

Total titles Country Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Regular
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed
74  United States
4 4 1 1 1 29 34 34 39 1
12 South Africa South Africa
1 5 6 5 7
11  Australia
2 2 7 2 7 2
10  United Kingdom
3 7 3 7
4 West Germany Germany
1 3 1 3
3 Hungary Hungary
3 3
3 Romania Romania
1 2 1 2
2  France
2 2
1  Brazil
1 1
1  Canada
1 1
1  Japan
1 1
1  New Zealand
1 1
1  Netherlands
1 1
1   Switzerland
1 1

The following players won their first title in singles (S), doubles (D) or mixed doubles (X):

The following players mounted a successful title defence in singles (S), doubles (D) or mixed doubles (X):

  • United States Martina Navratilova - Washington (S), Chicago (S,D), Dallas (S,D), New York Masters (D), Hilton Head (S,D), Orlando (S), Eastbourne (S,D), Wimbledon (S, D), Montreal (S), Stuttgart (S, D), Australian Open (D)
  • United States Chris Evert - Palm Beach (S), Amelia Island (S), Deerfield Beach (S)
  • United States Billie Jean King (S)
  • United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss - Borden Classic (S)
  • United States Pam Shriver - Houston (D), Chicago (D), Dallas (D), New York Masters (D), Eastbourne (D), Wimbledon (D), Brighton (D), Australian Open (D)
  • United States Sharon Walsh - New Jersey (D)
  • United States Candy Reynolds - Richmond (D)

Rankings[edit]

Singles[edit]

Below are the 1983 WTA year-end rankings (December 5, 1983) in singles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[8]
No Player Name Points 1982 Change
1  Martina Navratilova (TCH) 19.606 1 =
2  Chris Evert (USA) 17.768 2 =
3  Andrea Jaeger (USA) 11.558 3 =
4  Tracy Austin (USA) 10.233 4 =
5  Pam Shriver (USA) 10.094 6 +1
6  Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 10.088 10 +4
7  Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 9.459 5 -2
8  Jo Durie (GBR) 9.287 28 +20
9  Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 8.965 7 -2
10  Andrea Temesvári (HUN) 8.907 33 +23
11  Bettina Bunge (FRG) 8.858 9 -2
12  Zina Garrison (USA) 8.576 16 NR
13  Kathy Jordan (USA) 7.153 21 +8
14  Kathy Rinaldi (USA) 6.711 15 +1
15  Kathleen Horvath (USA) 6.511 49 +34
16  Helena Suková (TCH) 6.393 25 +9
17  Bonnie Gadusek (USA) 6.146 18 +1
18  Bonnie Gadusek (USA) 6.137 18 =
19  Virginia Ruzici (ROU) 6.123 11 -8
20  Carling Bassett-Seguso (CAN) 5.110 NR NR

Retirements[edit]

The following are notable players who announced their retirement from women's tennis in 1983.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • A The tournament was halted by rain delays on 23 occasions over the first five days.[10] The tournament was eventually cancelled after players rejected the officials attempts to move the tournament indoors.[11]
  • Martina Navratilova only lost one match during the whole year, against Kathleen Horvath.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Tourney has Premier Field". Herald Journal. January 2, 1983. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Navratilova loses; McEnroe fined $3000". St. Petersburg Times. May 29, 1983. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Avon expected to trim sponsorship of women's tennis". Ocala Star Banner. March 29, 1982. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "It's Official: Avon, Women's Tour Part Ways". St. Petersburg Times. March 30, 1982. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "WTA Tour Gets New Format, Old Backer". The Palm Beach Post. April 27, 1982. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Virginia Slims Back in Tennis". New York Times. April 27, 1982. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Lugano 1983". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1989". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  9. ^ "Leslie Allen withdraws, Anne Smith retires - on same day". St. Petersburg Times. June 7, 1983. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Lloyd turns back Jaeger in finals". Lakeland Ledger. May 14, 1953. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Top seed may withdraw from Italian tournament". Ottawa Citizen. May 17, 1983. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 

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