1985 Virginia Slims World Championship Series

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The 1985 Virginia Slims World Championship Series was the 13th season since the foundation of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced in March, 1985, and concluded in March, 1986 after events.

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.

The season was dominated by Martina Navratilova, who won 12 tournaments and reached the finals of the four Grand Slam events. She defeated Chris Evert at Wimbledon and the Australian Open. Navratilova also won the Masters in March and ended the year at World Number 1. Evert, the winner of ten titles in 1985, emerged victorious at Roland-Garros, while Hana Mandlíková won the U.S. Open. Gabriela Sabatini won the first title of her career in Tokyo. In doubles, the pairing of Navratilova and Pam Shriver won the title at Roland-Garros and the Australian Open, Jordan and Smylie won the Wimbledon title and Kohde-KilschSuková were victorious at the US Open.

Season summary[edit]

Singles[edit]

Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 1985 Virginia Slims World Championship Series schedule.

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
25 March WTA of PGA
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Kathleen Horvath
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Switzerland Petra Delhees Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Terry Phelps
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Beth Herr
United States Shawn Foltz
United States Anne Smith
United States JoAnne Russell

1–6, 6–1, 7–6
Peru Laura Gildemeister
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
1 April Wild Dunes
Seabrook Island, SC, USA
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
6–3, 6–3
Romania Virginia Ruzici Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
United States Shawn Foltz
United States Susan Mascarin
United States Debbie Spence
Brazil Neige Dias
Soviet Union Svetlana Cherneva
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko

6–1, 6–3
United States Elise Burgin
United States Lori McNeil
Ford Cup-4 Woman Special
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
$200,000 – Clay – 4S
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–3, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková Canada Carling Bassett
United States Pam Shriver
Bridgestone Doubles Championships
Nashville, USA
$175,000 – Carpet (i) – 8D
Doubles Draw
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

4–6, 7–5, 6–2
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Anne White
United States Ann Kiyomura / United States Candy Reynolds
Australia Wendy Turnbull / United States Sharon Walsh
United States Alycia Moulton / United States Anne Smith
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint / Netherlands Marcella Mesker
United States Mary Lou Piatek / United States Wendy White
West Germany Bettina Bunge / United States Andrea Jaeger
8 April Family Circle Cup
Charleston, SC, United States
$200,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–4, 6–0
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini West Germany Steffi Graf
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Romania Virginia Ruzici
Austria Petra Huber
United States Pam Shriver
United States Barbara Potter
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–1
Soviet Union Svetlana Cherneva
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
15 April Murjani WTA Championships
Amelia Island, FL, United States
$250,000 – Clay – 56S/32D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Zina Garrison
6–4, 6–3
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Kathleen Horvath
West Germany Steffi Graf
Romania Virginia Ruzici
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková

6–1, 2–6, 6–2
Canada Carling Bassett
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
22 April Chrysler Tournament of Champions
Orlando, FL, United States
$200,000 – Clay – 24S/5D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–0
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Debbie Spence
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver

6–3, 6–1
United States Elise Burgin
United States Kathleen Horvath
Ginny of San Diego
San Diego, California, United States
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Annabel Croft
6–0, 7–6
Australia Wendy Turnbull United States Mary Lou Piatek
United States Melissa Gurney
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Hu Na
United States Beth Herr
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6–4, 6–0
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Australia Susan Leo
29 April Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, TX, United States
$150,000 – Clay – 28S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–1
United States Elise Burgin Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
United States Mary Lou Piatek
United States Zina Garrison
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
United States Elise Burgin
United States Martina Navratilova
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Czech Republic Helena Suková
Italian Open
Taranta, Italy
$50,000 – Clay – 28S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy 'Raffaella Reggi
6–4, 6–14
Peru Vicki Nelson-Dunbar Italy Laura Garrone
Italy Caterina Nozzoli
West Germany Myriam Schropp
West Germany Isabel Cueto
Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
Czechoslovakia Kateřina Böhmová
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Italy Raffaella Reggi
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Italy Patrizia Murgo
Italy Barbara Romano

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
6 May Barcelona Open
Barcelona, Spain
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Sandra Cecchini
6–3, 6–4
Italy Raffaella Reggi Czechoslovakia Andrea Holíková
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Ginny Purdy
Czechoslovakia Katerina Skronska
Czechoslovakia Lea Plchová
Switzerland Petra Delhees
Brazil Pat Medrado

6–1, 6–0
United States Penny Barg
Argentina Adriana Villagran
Australian Indoors
Sydney, Australia
$200,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–3
Australia Dianne Balestrat United States Alycia Moulton
United States Gigi Fernández
South Africa Rosalyn Nideffer
United Kingdom Annabel Croft
United States Barbara Potter
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Pam Shriver
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
7–5, 7–5
United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
13 May German Open
Berlin, Germany
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/28D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–4, 7–5
West Germany Steffi Graf United States Kathy Rinaldi
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Lisa Bonder
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Kathleen Horvath
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–1, 6–1
West Germany Steffi Graf
France Catherine Tanvier
Melbourne Indoors
Melbourne, Australia
$75,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–4
United States Kathy Jordan United Kingdom Annabel Croft
United States Barbara Potter
Hungary Ann Henricksson
United Kingdom Amanda Brown
South Africa Rosalyn Nideffer
United States Sharon Walsh
United States Pam Shriver
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6–2, 5–7, 6–1
United States Kathy Jordan
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
20 May Swiss Open
Lugano, Switzerland
$100,000 – Clay – 56S/28D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Bonnie Gadusek
6–2, 6–2
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Kathy Rinaldi
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Bobbie Gadusek
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–2, 6–4
West Germany Bettina Bunge
West Germany Eva Pfaff
27 May
3 June
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$975,000 – Clay – 128S/64Q/64D/64X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–3, 6–7(4), 7–5
United States Martina Navratilova West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Terry Phelps
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver

4–6, 6–2, 6–2
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Martina Navratilova
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
United States Paula Smith
Paraguay Francisco González

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
10 June Edgbaston Cup
Birmingham, United Kingdom
$125,000 – Grass – 56S/32D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
6–1, 6–0
United States Betsy Nagelsen United States Elise Burgin
United States Susan Mascarin
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
United States Robin White
United States Alycia Moulton
Hungary Ann Henricksson
United States Terry Holladay
United States Sharon Walsh
, 6–2, 6–4
United States Elise Burgin
United States Alycia Moulton
17 June BMW Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
$175,000 – Grass – 64S/32D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Australia Wendy Turnbull
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Barbara Potter
France Pascale Paradis
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
7–5, 6–4
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
24 June
1 July
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$900,000 – Grass – 128S/64Q/56D/64X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Zina Garrison
United States Barbara Potter
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Molly Van Nostrand
United States Pam Shriver
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–3
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia John Fitzgerald
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
United States Martina Navratilova
Australia Paul McNamee

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
15 July Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, RI, United States
$150,000 – Grass – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–4, 6–1
United States Pam Shriver West Germany Eva Pfaff
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Gigi Fernández
New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 7–6
United States Pam Shriver
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Elektra Cup
Bregenz, Austria
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Romania Virginia Ruzici
6–2, 6–3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec West Germany Petra Keppeler
Greece Angelikí Kanellopoúlou
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
West Germany Andrea Betzner
West Germany Isabel Cueto
Austria Petra Huber
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
Romania Virginia Ruzici
6–2, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Andrea Holíková
Czechoslovakia Katerina Skronska
22 July U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
$200,000 – Clay – 56S/32D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
7–6, 6–3
United States Zina Garrison United States Kate Gompert
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Debbie Spence
United States Anna Ivan
West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini

3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
29 July Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Manhattan Beach, CA, United States
$250,000 – Hard – 56S/32D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
7–6, 6–3
United States Pam Shriver Canada Carling Bassett
United States Zina Garrison
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
West Germany Eva Pfaff
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Beth Herr
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–4, 6–2
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
5 August Canadian Open
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
$250,000 – Hard – 56S/32D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–2, 6–4
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Molly Van Nostrand
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Canada Carling Bassett
United States Martina Navratilova
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–4, 6–2
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
12 August Virginia Slims of New Jersey
Mahwah, NJ, United States
$150,000 – Hard – 56S/32D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Kathy Rinaldi
6–4, 3–6. 6–4
West Germany Steffi Graf Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Pam Shriver
United States Kathy Jordan
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
7–6, 6–3
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
19 August Virginia Slims of New York
Monticello, NY, United States
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Barbara Potter
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Canada Helen Kelesi Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Debbie Spence
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Andrea Holíková
Czechoslovakia Katerina Skronska
26 August
2 September
US Open
Flushing Meadows, NY, United States
Grand Slam
$1,250,000 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
7–6(3), 1–6, 7–6(2)
United States Martina Navratilova United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
West Germany Steffi Graf
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Pam Shriver
United States Zina Garrison
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–7(5), 6–2, 6–3
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
United States Martina Navratilova
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
6–3, 6–4
United States Elizabeth Smylie
Australia John Fitzgerald

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
9 September Virginia Slims of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/16D/31Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Stephanie Rehe
6–2, 6–4
United States Camille Benjamin Peru Laura Arraya
United States Caroline Kuhlman
South Africa Rosalyn Nideffer
United States Patty Fendick
Australia Janine Tremelling
United States Emilse Rapponi-Longo
Soviet Union Svetlana Cherneva
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko

7–5, 6–2
South Africa Rosalyn Nideffer
South Africa Beverly Mould
16 September Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/31Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Bonnie Gadusek
6–1, 6–3
United States Kathy Rinaldi United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Pam Shriver
United States Susan Mascarin
United States Barbara Potter
United States Elise Burgin
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6–2, 6–2
United States Elise Burgin
United States JoAnne Russell
23 September Virginia Slims of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA, United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–4, 7–5
United States Pam Shriver United States Lisa Bonder
United States Anne White
United States Kim Shaefer
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Mareen Harper
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6–1, 6–2
United States Mary Lou Piatek
United States Anne White
30 September Lynda Carter/Maybelline Classic
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–1
West Germany Steffi Graf United States Mareen Harper
United States Bobbie Gadusek
United States Terry Phelps
United States Michelle Torres
Australia Dianne Balestrat
United States Stephanie Rehe
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White

6–2, 7–5
South Africa Rosalyn Nideffer
South Africa Beverly Mould

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
7 October Federation Cup
Nagoya, Japan
Team event
Hard
 Czechoslovakia
2–1
 United States
 Bulgaria
 Australia
 Hungary
 Great Britain
 Argentina
 Italy
Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Bobbie Gadusek
6–0, 6–3
United States Pam Casale United States Kathy Rinaldi
Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
United States Melissa Gurney
United States Candy Reynolds
Canada Helen Kelesi
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Bobbie Gadusek
United States Mary-Lou Daniels

6–1, 6–0
United States Penny Barg
United States Sandy Collins
14 October Porsche Classic
Stuttgart, West Germany
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
6–1, 7–6
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist West Germany Steffi Graf
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
United States Lisa Bonder
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Barbara Gerken
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–1
Sweden Carina Karlsson
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
Suntory Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–3, 6–4
United States Linda Gates Switzerland Lilian Kelaidis
Peru Laura Arraya
Czech Republic Andrea Holíková
Greece Angeliki Kanellopoulou
United States Amy Holton
Germany Myriam Schropp
New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
New Zealand Julie Richardson
6–4, 6–4
Peru Laura Arraya
Peru Beth Herr
21 October Daihatsu Challenge
Brighton, United Kingdom
$175,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
7–5, 6–3
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva United Kingdom Annabel Croft
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Terry Phelps
United States Barbara Potter
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
United States Lori McNeil
France Catherine Suire

4–6, 7–6, 6–4
United States Barbara Potter
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
28 October European Indoors
Zürich, Switzerland
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Zina Garrison
6–1, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
France Catherine Tanvier
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–3, 6–1
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
4 November Florida Federal Open
Tampa, Florida United States
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Stephanie Rehe
6–4, 6–7, 7–5
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Anne White
Canada Carling Bassett
United States Lisa Bonder
United States Pam Casale
United States Grace Kim
United States Michelle Torres
Canada Carling Bassett
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini

6–0, 6–0
United States Lisa Bonder
Peru Laura Gildemeister
Hewlett-Packard Trophy
Hilversum, Netherlands
$75,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
6–3, 6–2
Sweden Carina Karlsson United States Zina Garrison
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
France Nathalie Herreman
Romania Virginia Ruzici
Austria Petra Huber
France Catherine Tanvier
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
France Catherine Tanvier

6–2, 6–2
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
11 November National Panasonic Women's Classic
Brisbane, Australia
$150,000 – Grass – 56S/32D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–3, 7–5
United States Pam Shriver West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United Kingdom Sara Gomer
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Elise Burgin
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–7, 6–1
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
18 November Family Circle NSW Open
Sydney, Australia
$150,000 – Grass – 56S/32D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Australia Dianne Balestrat
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Soviet Union Svetlana Cherneva
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
Lion Cup
Tokyo, Japan
$100,000 – Carpet – 56S/32D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
7–5, 6–0
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva United States Lisa Bonder
Canada Carling Bassett
25 November
2 December
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$645,225 -Grass – 64S/32Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Zina Garrison
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver

6–3, 6–4
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

December[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
9 December Pan Pacific
Tokyo, Japan
$250,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D/29Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
7–6, 3–6, 7–5
United States Bonnie Gadusek West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Grace Kim
Canada Carling Bassett
United Kingdom Annabel Croft
United States Stephanie Rehe
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–0, 6–4
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Nutri-Metrics Open
Auckland, New Zealand
$50,000 – Grass −16S/16D/32Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
6–3, 6–1
Australia Louise Field United States Beth Norton
United States Anna-Maria Fernandez
Australia Stephanie Faulkner
United States Lea Antonoplis
New Zealand Julie Richardson
United States Candy Reynolds
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
United States Candy Reynolds
6–1, 6–3
United States Lea Antonoplis
Argentina Adriana Villagran

January 1986[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
6 January Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Pam Shriver
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Bonnie Gadusek
Czech Republic Helena Suková
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Canada Helen Kelesi
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czech Republic Helena Suková
13 January Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, TX, United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–4
United States Pam Shriver West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Zina Garrison
West Germany Bettina Bunge
Czech Republic Helena Suková
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czech Republic Helena Suková
20 January Virginia Slims of Kansas
Kansas City, KS, United States
$75,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Wendy White
6–1, 6–7, 6–2
United States Betsy Nagelsen United States Ann Henricksson
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
Japan Akiko Kijimuta
United States Kate Gompert
United States Camille Benjamin
United States Anne Smith
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Candy Reynolds
6–1, 7–6
South Africa Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold
United States Molly Van Nostrand
27 January Virginia Slims of Florida
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
$250,000 – Hard – 56S/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–3, 6–1
West Germany Steffi Graf Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Stephanie Rehe
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Kathleen Horvath
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
7–6, 2–6, 6–2
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Barbara Potter

February 1986[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
10 February
17 February
Lipton International Players Championships
Boca Raton, FL, United States
$750,000 – Hard – 128S/64D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–4, 6–2
West Germany Steffi Graf United States Kathy Rinaldi
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Terry Phelps
Canada Carling Bassett
United States Barbara Potter
United States Zina Garrison
United States Pam Shriver
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–2, 6–3
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Australia Wendy Turnbull
24 February Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, CA, United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–2, 6–4
United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Zina Garrison
United States Wendy White
United States Alycia Moulton
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
7–6, 6–1
United States Bobbie Gadusek
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Virginia Slims of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
$75,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
United States Lori McNeil United States Beth Herr
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Kathleen Horvath
Peru Laura Gildemeister
France Nathalie Herreman
United States Hu Na
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
France Pascale Paradis
2–6, 7–6, 6–1
United States Lori McNeil
France Catherine Suire

March 1986[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
3 March US Indoors
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
3–6, 6–0, 7–6
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Pam Shriver
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Alycia Moulton
Australia Dianne Balestrat
United States Terry Phelps
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

7–5, 6–2
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Virginia Slims of Pennsylvania
Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
$75,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Janine Tremelling
6–1, 6–4
France Catherine Suire Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
United States Anne Smith
West Germany Andrea Betzner
Australia Anne Minter
Soviet Union Svetlana Cherneva
United States Lori McNeil
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Anne Smith

7–6, 6–1
United States Sandy Collins
United States Kim Sands
10 March Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States
$250,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–1
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Kathy Rinaldi
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Robin White
United States Stephanie Rehe
United States Zina Garrison
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
17 March Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, NY, United States
$500,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S/8D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–0, 3–6, 6–2
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková Germany Steffi Graf
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Pam Shriver
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

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 1985 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

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

Rankings[edit]

Singles[edit]

As of December 1984[1]
Rk Name Nation Points
1 Martina Navratilova  USA 192.72
2 Chris Evert  USA 151.14
3 Hana Mandlíková  TCH 68.40
4 Pam Shriver  USA 64.84
5 Wendy Turnbull  AUS 62.73
6 Manuela Maleeva  BUL 58.03
7 Helena Suková  TCH 56.11
8 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch  FRG 55.17
9 Zina Garrison  USA 49.46
10 Kathy Jordan  USA 45.22
Final rankings as of (December 1985)[1]
Rk Name Nation Points High Low Change
1 Martina Navratilova  USA 191.32 1 1 NC
2 Chris Evert  USA 175.03 NC
3 Hana Mandlíková  TCH 103.19 NC
4 Pam Shriver  USA 89.77 NC
5 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch  FRG 87.52 +3
6 Steffi Graf  FRG 77.73 NR
7 Manuela Maleeva  BUL 70.83 -1
8 Zina Garrison  USA 69.60 +1
9 Helena Suková  TCH 65.62 -2
10 Bonnie Gadusek  USA 61.05 NR

Awards[edit]

The winners of the 1985 WTA Awards were announced in 1986.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2010 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Official Guide, Women's Tennis Association, p. 151, retrieved 21 November 2010 
  2. ^ "WTA Awards". sonyericssonwtatour.com. Women's Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 

External links[edit]

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