WTA New Jersey

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WTA New Jersey
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Bergen County Classic (1978)
Volvo Cup (1979–82)
Virginia Slims of New Jersey (1983)
United Jersey Bank Classic (1984–89)
Tour WTA Tour (1978–89)
Founded 1978
Abolished 1989
Surface Hard (1978–89)

The WTA New Jersey is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1978 to 1989. It was held in Mahwah, New Jersey in the United States and played on outdoor hard courts.

Steffi Graf was the most successful player at the tournament, winning the singles competition three times and the doubles competition in 1989 partnering American Pam Shriver.

Past Finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Date Champion Runner-up Score
1978 United Kingdom Virginia Wade Australia Kerry Reid 1–6, 6–1, 6–4
1979 United States Chris Evert United States Tracy Austin 6–7, 6–4, 6–1
1980 Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková United States Andrea Jaeger 6–7, 6–2, 6–2
1981 Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková United States Pam Casale 6–2, 6–2
1982 United States Leigh-Anne Thompson West Germany Bettina Bunge 7–6, 6–3
1983 United Kingdom Jo Durie Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 2–6, 7–5, 6–4
1984 United States Martina Navrátilová United States Pam Shriver 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
1985 United States Kathy Rinaldi West Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
1986 West Germany Steffi Graf United States Molly Van Nostrand 7–5, 6–1
1987 Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva West Germany Sylvia Hanika 1–6, 6–4, 6–1
1988 West Germany Steffi Graf France Nathalie Tauziat 6–0, 6–1
1989 West Germany Steffi Graf Hungary Andrea Temesvári 7–5, 6–2

Doubles[edit]

Date Champions Runners-up Score
1978 South Africa Ilana Kloss / South Africa Marise Kruger United States Barbara Potter / Australia Pam Whytcross 6–3, 6–1
1979 United States Tracy Austin / Netherlands Betty Stöve Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec / Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková 7–6, 2–6, 6–4
1980 Czechoslovakia Martina Navrátilová / United States Candy Reynolds United States Pam Shriver / Netherlands Betty Stöve 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
1981 United States Rosemary Casals / Australia Wendy Turnbull United States Candy Reynolds / Netherlands Betty Stöve 6–2, 6–1
1982 United States Barbara Potter / United States Sharon Walsh United States Rosemary Casals / Australia Wendy Turnbull 6–1, 6–4
1983 United Kingdom Jo Durie / United States Sharon Walsh South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank / United States Candy Reynolds 4–6, 7–5, 6–3
1984 United States Martina Navrátilová / United States Pam Shriver United Kingdom Jo Durie / United States Ann Kiyomura 7–6, 3–6, 6–2
1985 United States Kathy Jordan / Australia Elizabeth Smylie West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 7–6, 6–3
1986 United States Betsy Nagelsen / Australia Elizabeth Smylie West Germany Steffi Graf / Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 7–6, 6–3
1987 United States Gigi Fernández / United States Lori McNeil United Kingdom Anne Hobbs / Australia Elizabeth Smylie 6–3, 6–2
1988 Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná / Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Gigi Fernández / United States Robin White 6–3, 6–2
1989 West Germany Steffi Graf / United States Pam Shriver United States Louise Allen / Peru Laura Gildemeister 6–2, 6–4

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