1972 Women's Tennis Circuit

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1972 Women's Tennis Circuit
Evonne Goolagong (1971).jpg
Evonne Goolagong won most tour titles 12
Details
Duration 26 December 1971 – 18 December 1972
Edition 2nd
Tournaments 56
Categories Grand Slam (4)
Year-end championships
Virginia Slims Circuit (20)
Commercial Union Grand Prix (11)
Non-Tour Events (20)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titles Australia Evonne Goolagong (12)
Most tournament finals Australia Evonne Goolagong (20)
1971
1973

The 1972 Women's Tennis Circuit was composed of the second annual WT Women's Pro Tour and the Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix, a tour of tennis tournaments for female tennis players, sponsored by Virginia Slims cigarettes.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

This is a calendar of all events sponsored by Virginia Slims in the year 1972, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage. The table also includes the Grand Slam tournaments, the 1972 Virginia Slims Championships and the 1972 Federation Cup.[1]

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Virginia Slims championships
Virginia Slims Circuit
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Non-Tour Events
Team events

December (1971)[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
27 Dec Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Grass – 64S/32D
SinglesDoubles
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–4
Australia Evonne Goolagong Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Barbara Hawcroft
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
France Gail Chanfreau
Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Kerry Harris
6–0, 6–4
Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Karen Krantzcke

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Jan New South Wales Open
Sydney, Australia
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
United Kingdom Virginia Wade Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Barbara Hawcroft
Australia Anne Coleman
Australia Janet Young
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Australia Marilyn Tesch
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Patricia Edwards
6–1, 6–2
Australia Lesley Bowrey
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
10 Jan British Motor Cars Invitational
San Francisco, United States
Virginia Slims
$17,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Billie Jean King
7–6(5–0), 7–6(5–2)
Australia Kerry Melville United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Judy Dalton
United States Nancy Gunter
Australia Helen Gourlay
France Françoise Dürr
United States Rosie Casals
United States Rosie Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–3, 5–7, 6–2
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
17 Jan Independent Press Championships
Long Beach, United States
Virginia Slims
$17,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Rosie Casals
6–2, 6–7(4–5), 6–3
France Françoise Dürr Australia Kerry Melville
United States Billie Jean King
Australia Helen Gourlay
United States Julie Heldman
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Wendy Overton
United States Rosie Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–3, 5–7, 6–2
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Karen Krantzcke
South Australian Championships
Adelaide, Australia
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Soviet Union Olga Morozova Australia Janet Young
Australia Marilyn Tesch
Australia Kathy Walker
Australia Janine Whyte
Australia Christine Matison
Australia Barbara Hawcroft
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
6–3, 6–0
Australia Marilyn Tesch
Australia Kerry Hogarth
24 Jan Virginia Slims National Indoors
Boston, United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
SinglesDoubles
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–3, 7–5
France Françoise Dürr United States Rosie Casals
United States Wendy Overton
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Judy Dalton
Australia Lesley Hunt
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–7, 6–0, 7–5
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
31 Jan Virginia Slims of Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Chris Evert
6–1, 6–0
United States Billie Jean King United States Wendy Overton
N/A
United States Nancy Gunter
N/A
N/A
N/A
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
6–3, 6–2
United States Nancy Gunter
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Western Australian Championships
Perth, Australia
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–2, 7–5
Soviet Union Olga Morozova Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Barbara Hawcroft
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Barbara Hawcroft
6–3, 6–0
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Australia Janet Young

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
14 Feb Virginia Slims of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, United States
Virginia Slims
$20,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Rosie Casals
6–4, 6–1
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Judy Dalton
United States Billie Jean King
United States Wendy Overton
United States Julie Heldman
France Françoise Dürr
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
6–7(4–5), 7–6(5–2), 6–2
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
21 Feb Virginia Slims of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Nancy Gunter
7–6(5–1), 6–1
United States Chris Evert Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
United States Julie Heldman
France Françoise Dürr
United States Barbara Downs
United States Wendy Overton
United States Wendy Overton
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
7–5, 6–2
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
28 Feb K-Mart International
Birmingham, United States
Virginia Slims
$15,000
SinglesDoubles
Australia Kerry Melville
6–3, 6–7(3–5), 6–4
United States Rosie Casals United States Wendy Overton
Australia Helen Gourlay

United States Julie Heldman
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth

Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
6–1, 6–1
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Kerry Melville

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Mar Maureen Connolly Brinker International
Dallas, United States
Virginia Slims
$32,775
SinglesDoubles
United States Nancy Gunter
7–6(5–2), 6–1
United States Billie Jean King Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Wendy Overton
United States Chris Evert
United Kingdom Nell Truman
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 4–6, 7–5
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
21 Mar Federation Cup
Johannesburg, South Africa
Federation Cup
Hard – 31 teams knockout
 South Africa
2–1
 Great Britain  Australia
 United States
 Italy
 West Germany
 France
 Netherlands
Virginia Slims of Richmond
Richmond, United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–4
United States Nancy Gunter Australia Kerry Melville (3rd)
United States Rosie Casals (4th)
Australia Wendy Gilchrist
Czechoslovakia Marie Neumannová
United States Janet Newberry
Indonesia Lany Kaligis
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
7–5, 7–6
Australia Judy Dalton
Australia Karen Krantzcke
27 Mar South African Open
Johannesburg, South Africa
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Hard – 64S/16D
SinglesDoubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
United Kingdom Virginia Wade South Africa Pat Walkden
France Gail Sherriff Chanfreau
South Africa Allison McMillan
Australia Lesley Hunt
Australia Helen Gourlay
South Africa Winnie Shaw
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Helen Gourlay
6–1, 6–4
South Africa Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Joyce Williams
Caribe Hilton Invitational
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Virginia Slims
$18,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Nancy Gunter
6–1, 6–3
United States Chris Evert United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Wendy Overton
United Kingdom Nell Truman
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
6–2, 6–3
Australia Judy Dalton
Australia Karen Krantzcke

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Apr Virginia Slims of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
SinglesDoubles
Czechoslovakia Marie Neumannová
6–4, 6–3
United States Billie Jean King Indonesia Lita Liem
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Judy Dalton
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
Australia Kerry Melville
Australia Judy Dalton
Australia Karen Krantzcke
7–5, 6–4
Canada Vicky Berner
United States Billie Jean King
10 Apr Virginia Slims Masters
St. Petersburg, United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Nancy Gunter
6–3, 6–4
United States Chris Evert United States Billie Jean King
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Jeanne Evert
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Wendy Overton
7–5, 6–4
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
17 Apr Virginia Slims Conquistadores
Tucson, United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Billie Jean King
6–0, 6–3
France Françoise Dürr United States Rosie Casals (3rd)
Australia Judy Dalton (4th)
Australia Kerry Harris
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Janet Newberry
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Karen Krantzcke
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
24 Apr Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Commercial Union Grand Prix
SinglesDoubles
United States Linda Tuero
6–4, 6–3
Soviet Union Olga Morozova West Germany Helga Masthoff
France Gail Chanfreau
Czechoslovakia Vlasta Vopičková
West Germany Heide Orth
South Africa Laura Rossouw
Czechoslovakia Alena West
Australia Lesley Hunt
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
6–3, 6–4
France Gail Chanfreau
Italy Rosalba Vido

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 May Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
Virginia Slims
$20,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–3
United States Nancy Gunter United States Wendy Overton
United States Rosie Casals
United States Mary-Ann Eisel
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Judy Dalton
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Karen Krantzcke
6–3, 6–2
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
8 May Rothmans Hardcourt Championships
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Hard
SinglesDoubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–0, 6–4
West Germany Helga Masthoff United States Sharon Walsh
United Kingdom Joyce Williams
West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
Australia Helen Gourlay
France Gail Chanfreau
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Helen Gourlay
7–5, 6–1
South Africa Brenda Kirk
Netherlands Betty Stöve
15 May Rothmans Surrey Hardcourt Championships
Guildford, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong
7–5, 6–2
United Kingdom Joyce Williams United Kingdom Nell Truman
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Helen Gourlay
6–2, 6–1
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Joyce Williams
May 22
29 May
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay (Red) – 56S/47Q/32D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–3
Australia Evonne Goolagong West Germany Helga Masthoff
France Françoise Dürr
West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
United States Billie Jean King
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–1, 6–2
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Nell Truman
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Kim Warwick
6–2, 6–4
France Françoise Dürr
France Jean-Claude Barclay

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 June German Open
Hamburg, Germany
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Clay
SinglesDoubles
West Germany Helga Masthoff
6–3, 3–6, 8–6
United States Linda Tuero Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
Netherlands Marijke Jansen
Hungary Judith Szörényi
Czechoslovakia Vlasta Vopičková
Germany Edith Winkens
West Germany Helga Masthoff
West Germany Heide Orth
6–3, 2–6, 6–0
United States Wendy Overton
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
John Player Tournament
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Grass, Round-robin
Singles
United States Billie Jean King (1st) Australia Evonne Goolagong (2nd) United States Rosie Casals (3rd) United Kingdom Virginia Wade (4th)
12 June W. D. & H.O. Wills Open
Bristol, United Kingdom
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Grass
SinglesDoubles
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–2
Australia Kerry Melville United States Rosie Casals
Australia Evonne Goolagong
South Africa Laura Rossouw
Australia Helen Gourlay
Netherlands Betty Stöve
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Karen Krantzcke
6–4, 6–2
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
Wightman Cup
London, United Kingdom
Grass
Team event
 United States
5–2
 Great Britain
19 June Rothman's Queens Club
London, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
Grass
SinglesDoubles
United States Chris Evert
6–4, 6–0
Australia Karen Krantzcke United States Wendy Overton
Australia Patricia Coleman
South Africa Esme Emanuel
United States Pam Teeguarden
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
5-7, 6–0, 6–2
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
26 June
3 July
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
Grass – 96S/48D/80X
SinglesDoublesMixed
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–3
Australia Evonne Goolagong United States Chris Evert
United States Rosie Casals
France Françoise Dürr
United States Patti Hogan
United States Nancy Gunter
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Billie Jean King
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Australia Judy Dalton
France Françoise Dürr
United States Rosie Casals
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–4, 6–4
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Kim Warwick

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 July Green Shield Welsh Championships
Newport, Wales
SinglesDoubles
Australia Kerry Melville
6–3, 6–2
United Kingdom Virginia Wade United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Joyce Williams
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Patti Hogan
United States Carole Graebner
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Judy Dalton
Netherlands Betty Stöve
7–5, 6–4
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Kerry Melville
Carroll's Irish Open
Dublin, Ireland
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Grass
SinglesDoubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong
2–6, 6–1, 6–2
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Lesley Hunt
Republic of Ireland Sue Minford
Republic of Ireland Geraldine Barniville
South Africa Brenda Kirk
United States Cecilia Martinez
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
6–3, 8–10, 6–2
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Karen Krantzcke
17 July Rothmans North of England Championships
Hoylake, United Kingdom
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Grass
SinglesDoubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong vs Netherlands Betty Stöve
Title Shared
Australia Evonne Goolagong / Australia Helen Gourlay
vs
South Africa Brenda Kirk / South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
Title Shared
31 July Virginia Slims of Columbus
Columbus, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,500
SinglesDoubles
United States Rosie Casals
6–7(2–5), 7–6(5–0), 6–0
France Françoise Dürr United States Billie Jean King
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Wendy Overton
United States Nancy Gunter
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Helen Gourlay
6–4, 6–3
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Kerry Melville
Western Open Championships
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Commercial Union Grand Prix
SinglesDoubles
Australia Margaret Court
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Australia Evonne Goolagong United States Linda Tuero
France Nathalie Fuchs
Colombia Isabel Fernández de Soto
United States Sue Stap
United States Janice Metcalf
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–4, 6–1
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Aug U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Clay – $60,000 – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
United States Chris Evert
7–6(5–2), 6–1
Australia Evonne Goolagong Australia Margaret Court
United States Linda Tuero
Australia Lesley Hunt
South Africa Pat Walkden
United States Pam Teeguarden
United States Julie Heldman
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Lesley Hunt
6–2, 6–1
Australia Margaret Court
United States Pam Teeguarden
14 Aug Virginia Slims of Denver
Denver, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Nancy Gunter
1–6, 6–4, 6–4
United States Billie Jean King United States Valerie Ziegenfuss (3rd)
Australia Lesley Hunt (4th)
United States Julie Heldman
France Françoise Dürr
United States Kristy Pigeon
United States Jana Cooper
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Lesley Hunt
6–0, 6–3
Australia Helen Gourlay
Australia Karen Krantzcke
Rothmans Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
Commercial Union Grand Prix
Carpet(i) - 8S/2D
SinglesDoubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–3, 6–1
United Kingdom Virginia Wade United States Linda Tuero
Australia Margaret Court
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
Greece Fiorella Bonicelli
France Nathalie Fuchs
United States Andrea Martin
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
21 Aug Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, United States
Virginia Slims
$18,000
SinglesDoubles
Australia Margaret Court
6–4, 6–1
United States Billie Jean King United States Chris Evert (3rd)
United States Julie Heldman (4th)
United States Pam Teeguarden
Australia Kerry Melville
United States Rosie Casals
United States Wendy Overton
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Lesley Hunt
6–2, 6–2
United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
Eastern Grass Court Championships
South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Non-Tour Event
Grass
SinglesDoubles
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
6–2, 6–7, 7–5
Soviet Union Marina Kroschina
Soviet Union Marina Kroschina
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
6–7, 6–2, 6–2
United States Carole Caldwell Graebner
United States Patti Hogan
Pennsylvanian Championships
Merion, Pennsylvania, USA
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–1
United States Carrie Fleming
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Sharon Walsh
7–6, 6–2
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius
28 Aug
4 Sep
US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
Grass – 64S/32D/51X
SinglesDoublesMixed
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 7–5
Australia Kerry Melville Australia Margaret Court
United States Chris Evert
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Rosie Casals
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
United States Pam Teeguarden
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Margaret Court
United States Marty Riessen
6–3, 7–5
United States Rosie Casals
Romania Ilie Năstase

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 Sep Four Roses Classic
Charlotte, United States
Virginia Slims
$40,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Billie Jean King
6–2, 6–2
Australia Margaret Court United States Rosie Casals
United States Nancy Gunter
United States Mona Schallau
Australia Kerry Melville
France Françoise Dürr
United States Wendy Overton
France Françoise Dürr & Netherlands Betty Stöve
vs
Australia Margaret Court & Australia Lesley Hunt
(Divided)
18 Sep Virginia Slims Golden Gate Classic
Oakland, United States
Virginia Slims
$20,000
SinglesDoubles
Australia Margaret Court
6–4, 6–1
United States Billie Jean King United States Rosie Casals (3rd) Australia
Kerry Melville (4th)
United States Julie Heldman
United Kingdom Veronica Burton
Australia Lesley Hunt
United States Mona Schallau
United Kingdom Ann Jones
United States Billie Jean King
7–5, 2–6, 7–6(5–4)
Australia Margaret Court
Australia Lesley Hunt
25 Sep Virginia Slims of Phoenix
Phoenix, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
SinglesDoubles
United States Billie Jean King
7–6(5–3), 6–3
Australia Margaret Court United States Rosie Casals (3rd)
United States Wendy Overton (4th)
United Kingdom Veronica Burton
Australia Karen Krantzcke
France Françoise Dürr
United States Nancy Gunter
United States Rosie Casals
United States Wendy Overton
6–4, 6–3
France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 Oct Virginia Slims Championships
Boca Raton, United States
Year-end championships
$100,900
Draw
United States Chris Evert
7–5, 6–4
Australia Kerry Melville France Françoise Dürr (3rd)
United States Billie Jean King (4th)
United States Wendy Overton
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Jeanne Evert
Netherlands Betty Stöve
16 Oct Spanish International Open Championships
Barcelona, Spain
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
France Gail Chanfreau
6–1, 6–4
France Nathalie Fuchs
France Gail Chanfreau
France Nathalie Fuchs
6–1, 6–4
Belgium Michele Gurdal
Belgium Monique Van Haver
Dewar Cup Billingham
Billingham, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Margaret Court
7–5, 6–1
United States Julie Heldman South Africa Brenda Kirk
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United Kingdom Jackie Fayter
United States Sharon Walsh
United Kingdom Sue Mappin
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–3, 6–2
United States Patti Hogan
United States Sharon Walsh
23 Oct Dewar Cup Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
United Kingdom Virginia Wade South Africa Brenda Kirk
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Gilchrist
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
United States Julie Heldman
United States Sharon Walsh
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–2, 6–3
United States Julie Heldman
Netherlands Betty Stöve
30 Oct Dewar Cup Aberavon
Aberavon, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 6–4
United Kingdom Virginia Wade Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Julie Heldman
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
United States Sharon Walsh
South Africa Brenda Kirk
Australia Wendy Gilchrist
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–0, 6–3
United States Julie Heldman
Netherlands Betty Stöve

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Nov Dewar Cup Torquay
Torquay, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Margaret Court
2–6, 6–3, 6–1
United Kingdom Virginia Wade United States Julie Heldman
South Africa Brenda Kirk
United States Patti Hogan
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Sharon Walsh
Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–4
South Africa Brenda Kirk
United States Sharon Walsh
13 Nov Dewar Cup Finale
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Margaret Court
6–1, 6–1
United Kingdom Virginia Wade Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Julie Heldman
Australia Wendy Gilchrist
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
South Africa Brenda Kirk
United States Sharon Walsh
20 Nov Australian Hardcourt Championships
Melbourne, Australia
Non-Tour Event
Hard
SinglesDoubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–7, 6–2, 6–2
Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Janet Young
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Sally Irvine
27 Nov Queensland Championships
Brisbane, Australia
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–0, 7–5
United Kingdom Glynis Coles Australia Barbara Hawcroft
United Kingdom Lesley Charles
Gai Healey
Australia Marilyn Tesch
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Janet Fallis / Australia Evonne Goolagong
vs
Australia Barbara Hawcroft / Australia Marilyn Tesch
No Contest
Argentine Open
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Non-Tour Event
Clay
SinglesDoubles
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–1
Greece Fiorella Bonicelli
West Germany Helga Masthoff
United States Pam Teeguarden
6–4, 6–1
Chile Ana María Arias
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

December[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Dec Western Australian Championships
Perth, Australia
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 6–2
Australia Evonne Goolagong Australia Lesley Hunt
Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu
France Nathalie Fuchs
Australia Christine Matison
United Kingdom Glynis Coles
Belgium Monique van Haver
11 Dec South Australian Championships
Adelaide, Australia
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–1, 6–2
Australia Kerry Harris
Soviet Union Eugenia Birioukova
Australia Janet Young
6–3, 6–2
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Helen Gourlay
18 Dec New South Wales Open
Sydney, Australia
Non-Tour Event
SinglesDoubles
Australia Margaret Court
6–3, 6–2
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Evonne Goolagong
United States Melissa Edwards
6–1, 6–2
Australia Lesley Turner
United Kingdom Virginia Wade

Statistical information[edit]

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the 1972 Virginia Slims Circuit. They also include data for the Grand Slam tournaments and the year-end championships. The table is sorted by:

1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);
2) highest amount of highest category tournaments (for example, having a single Grand Slam gives preference over any kind of combination without a Grand Slam title);
3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
Virginia Slims event

Titles won by player[edit]

Total Player  S   D   X   S   S   D   S   D   X 
16  King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King (USA) 9 7 0
13  Casals, RosieRosie Casals (USA) 3 9 1
5  Wade, VirginiaVirginia Wade (GBR) 2 3 0
5  Gunter, NancyNancy Gunter (USA) 5 0 0
4  Durr, FrançoiseFrançoise Durr (FRA) 0 4 0
4  Court, MargaretMargaret Court (AUS) 2 1 1
4  Overton, WendyWendy Overton (USA) 0 4 0
4  Krantzcke, KarenKaren Krantzcke (AUS) 0 4 0
3  Stöve, BettyBetty Stöve (NED) 0 3 0
2  Gourlay, HelenHelen Gourlay (AUS) 0 2 0
2  Harris, KerryKerry Harris (AUS) 0 2 0
2  Evert, ChrisChris Evert (USA) 2 0 0
2  Dalton, JudyJudy Dalton (AUS) 0 2 0
2  Hunt, LesleyLesley Hunt (AUS) 0 2 0
2  Ziegenfuss, ValerieValerie Ziegenfuss (USA) 0 2 0
1  Goolagong, EvonneEvonne Goolagong (AUS) 0 0 1
1  Melville, KerryKerry Melville (AUS) 1 0 0
1  Neumannová, MarieMarie Neumannová (TCH) 1 0 0
1  Jones, AnnAnn Jones (GBR) 0 1 0

Titles won by nation[edit]

Total Nation  S   D   X   S   S   D   S   D   X 
35  United States (USA) 3 2 1 1 15 13 19 15 1
14  Australia (AUS) 0 1 2 0 3 8 3 9 2
6  Great Britain (GBR) 1 0 0 0 1 4 2 4 0
4  France (FRA) 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
3  Netherlands (NED) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WTA Tour Finals" (PDF). www.wtatennis.com. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  2. ^ John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. pp. 105–114. 

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