1972 Virginia Slims Championships

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1972 Virginia Slims Championships
Date October 9 – 15[1]
Edition 1st
Category Year-end Championship
Prize money $100,000
Surface Clay / outdoor
Location Boca Raton, United States
United States Chris Evert[2]
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The 1972 Virgin Slims Championships were the first season-ending championships of the Virginia Slims Circuit (a precursor to the WTA Tour), the annual tennis tournament for the best female tennis players in singles on the 1972 Virginia Slims circuit. The tournament was played on outdoor clay courts and was held from October 9 through October 15, 1972, in Boca Raton, United States. Chris Evert won the title but had to return the first place prize money of $25,000 as she was classified as an amateur.[1][3]


United States Chris Evert defeated Australia Kerry Melville, 7–5, 6–4.[2]

  • It was Evert's 5th title of the year and the 9th of her career.


  1. ^ a b "1972 Virginia Slims Championships" (PDF). WTAtour.com. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Chris Saves Money For Slims Promoters". The Ledger. Boca Raton, United States. 1972-10-16. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  3. ^ "Chris 'Saves' Promoters Again". The Evening Independent. Oct 16, 1972.