1972 Independent Press-Telegram Championships

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1972 Independent Press-Telegram Championships
Date January 19–23
Edition 2nd
Category WT Pro Tour
Draw 16S / ?D
Prize money $17,000
Surface Carpet (Sportface) / indoor
Location Long Beach, California, U.S.
Venue Long Beach City College Gym
United States Rosemary Casals
United States Rosemary Casals / United Kingdom Virginia Wade
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The 1972 Independent Press-Telegram Championships was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the Long Beach City College Gym in Long Beach, California in the United States that was part of the 1972 WT Pro Tour. It was the second edition of the tournament and was held from January 19 through January 13, 1972. A capacity crowd of 2,200 spectators watched second-seeded Rosemary Casals win the singles title and earn $3,400 first-prize money.[1][2]



United States Rosemary Casals defeated France Françoise Dürr 6–2, 6–7(4–5), 6–3


United States Rosemary Casals / United Kingdom Virginia Wade defeated Australia Helen Gourlay / Australia Karen Krantzcke 6–4, 5–7, 7–5

Prize money[edit]

Event W F 3rd 4th QF Round of 16
Singles [1] $3,400 $2,200 $1,500 $1,200 $700 $350


  1. ^ a b John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. pp. 114, 116.
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1973). World of Tennis '73 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 157, 158. ISBN 9780671216238.