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VS of Kansas
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name VS of Kansas (1978, 1983–89)
Avon Championships of Kansas (1980–82)
Breyers Classic (1990)
Tour WTA Tour (1978–90)
Founded 1978
Abolished 1990
Surface Hard (1978, 1988–90)
Carpet (1980–82, 1986–87)
Hard (1983)

The VS of Kansas is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1978 to 1990. It was held in Kansas City, Kansas in the United States from 1978 to 1983 and in Wichita, Kansas in the United States from 1986 to 1990 and was played on indoor hard courts in 1978 and from 1988 to 1990, on indoor carpet courts from 1980 to 1982 and from 1986 to 1987, and on outdoor hard courts in 1983.

Martina Navratilova was the most successful player at the tournament, winning the singles competition three times and the doubles competitions twice partnering American Billie Jean King.

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1978 Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova United States Billie Jean King 7–5, 2–6, 6–3
1979 Not Held
1980 Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova South Africa Greer Stevens 6–0, 6–2
1981 United States Andrea Jaeger Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
1982 United States Martina Navratilova United States Barbara Potter 6–2, 6–2
1983 Australia Elizabeth Sayers Australia Anne Minter 6–3, 6–1
1984
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1985
Not Held
1986 United States Wendy White United States Betsy Nagelsen 6–1, 6–7, 6–2
1987 United States Barbara Potter Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko 7–6, 7–6
1988 Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva West Germany Sylvia Hanika 7–6, 7–5
1989 United States Amy Frazier United States Barbara Potter 4–6, 6–4, 6–0
1990 South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg France Nathalie Tauziat 2–6, 7–5, 6–2

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1978 United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Australia Kerry Reid
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 6–4
1979 Not Held
1980 United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
United States Laura DuPont
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–1
1981 United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–2, 7–6
1982 United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
United States Mary Lou Piatek
United States Anne Smith
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
1983 United States Sandy Collins
Australia Elizabeth Sayers
Australia Chris O'Neil
Australia Brenda Remilton
7–5, 7–6
1984
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1985
Not Held
1986 United States Kathy Jordan
United States Candy Reynolds
United States JoAnne Russell
United States Anne Smith
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
1987 Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
United States Barbara Potter
United States Wendy White
6–2, 6–4
1988 Soviet Union Natalia Bykova
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire
6–3, 6–4
1989 Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Sandy Collins
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
6–2, 7–6
1990 Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Meredith McGrath
United States Mary Lou Daniels
United States Wendy White
6–0, 6–2


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