Virginia Slims of Florida

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Virginia Slims of Florida
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Virginia Slims of Florida (1984–94)
Delray Beach Winter Championships (1995)
Tour WTA Tour (1984–95)
Founded 1984
Abolished 1995
Surface Clay (1984)
Hard (1985–95)

The Virginia Slims of Florida is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1984 to 1995. It was held at the Frenchman's Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in the United States in 1984, at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida in the United States from 1985 to 1986, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida in the United States from 1987 to 1992, and at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Florida in the United States from 1993 to 1995. The tournament was played on outdoor clay courts in 1984 and on outdoor hard courts from 1985 to 1995.

Steffi Graf was the most successful player at the tournament, winning the singles competition six times. Past singles champions also include Chris Evert and Gabriela Sabatini, who both won the tournament three times.

Past Finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1984 United States Chris Evert-Lloyd United States Bonnie Gadusek 6–0, 6–1
1985 United States Chris Evert-Lloyd United States Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–4
1986 United States Chris Evert-Lloyd West Germany Steffi Graf 6–3, 6–1
1987 West Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 6–2, 6–3
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1988 Argentina Gabriela Sabatini West Germany Steffi Graf 2–6, 6–3, 6–1
1989 West Germany Steffi Graf United States Chris Evert 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
1990 Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 7–5
↓  Tier I tournament  ↓
1991 Argentina Gabriela Sabatini Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 7–6
1992 Germany Steffi Graf Spain Conchita Martínez 3–6, 6–2, 6–0
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1993 Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–4, 6–3
1994 Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 7–5
1995 Germany Steffi Graf Spain Conchita Martínez 6–2, 6–4

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1984 United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Anne White
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
2–6, 6–2, 6–2
1985 United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 7–6
1986 United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Barbara Potter
7–6, 2–6, 6–2
1987 Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
United States Pam Shriver
6–0, 3–6, 6–2
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1988 United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
1989 Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Mary Joe Fernández
6–4, 6–2
1990 Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Elise Burgin
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 6–2
↓  Tier I tournament  ↓
1991 Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
United States Meredith McGrath
United States Anne Smith
6–4, 7–6
1992 Commonwealth of Independent States Larisa Savchenko
Commonwealth of Independent States Natasha Zvereva
United States Linda Harvey-Wild
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–2, 6–2
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1993 United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Latvia Larisa Savchenko
6–2, 6–2
1994 Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–2, 6–0
1995 United States Mary Joe Fernández
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
United States Lori McNeil
Latvia Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 6–0

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