WTA Doubles Championships

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WTA Doubles Championships
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Bridgestone Doubles Championships (1975–87)
World Doubles Championships (1988, 1990)
VS International Doubles Championships (1989)
Light 'n' Lively Doubles Championships (1991–94)
World Doubles Cup (1995–97)
Tour WTA Tour (1975–97)
Founded 1975
Abolished 1997
Surface Carpet (1975–81, 1983–90)
Clay (1982, 1991–97)

The WTA Doubles Championships is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1975 to 1997. It was held in Tokyo in Japan from 1975 to 1977, from 1979 to 1981, from 1983 to 1985, and from 1987 to 1989, in Salt Lake City in the United States in 1978, in Fort Worth, Texas in the United States in 1982, in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States in 1986, in Orlando, Florida in the United States in 1990, in Tarpon Springs, Florida in the United States in 1991, in Wesley Chapel, Florida in the United States from 1992 to 1994, and in Edinburgh in the United Kingdom from 1995 to 1997. It was held on indoor carpet courts from 1975 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1990 and on outdoor clay courts in 1982 and from 1991 to 1997.

Results[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1975 Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Rosemary Casals
United States Billie Jean King
6–7, 7–6, 6–2
1976 United States Billie Jean King
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Mona Guerrant
United States Ann Kiyomura
6–3, 6–2
1977 Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Netherlands Betty Stöve
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
7–5, 6–3
1978 United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–4
1979 France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
7–5, 7–6
1980 United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navrátilová
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
7–5, 6–3
1981 United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
7–5, 6–2
1982 United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
7–5, 6–3
1983 United States Billie Jean King
United States Sharon Walsh
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
6–1, 6–1
1984 United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Pam Shriver
United States Barbara Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Sayers
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
1985 United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Anne White
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
1986 United States Barbara Potter
United States Pam Shriver
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6–4, 6–3
1987 West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Elise Burgin
United States Pam Shriver
6–1, 7–6
1988 United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
7–5, 7–5
1989 United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–2, 6–2
1990 Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Meredith McGrath
6–4, 6–1
1991 United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
1992 Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Commonwealth of Independent States Larisa Savchenko
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Commonwealth of Independent States Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–2
1993 United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Latvia Larisa Savchenko
7–5, 6–3
1994 Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 7–5
1995 United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Savchenko
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 7–6
1996 United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 2–6, 7–6
1997 United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Australia Rachel McQuillan
Japan Nana Miyagi
6–1, 3–6, 7–5

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