1976 Virginia Slims Championships

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1976 Virginia Slims Championships
Date April 12 - 17[1]
Edition 5th
Category Virginia Slims Championships
Draw 16S (8RR)
Prize money $150,000
Location Los Angeles, United States
Venue Los Angeles Sports Arena
Australia Evonne Goolagong[2]

The 1976 Virginia Slims Championships were the fifth season-ending WTA Tour Championships, the annual tennis tournament for the best female tennis players in singles on the 1976 Virginia Slims circuit. The 16 best players, based on points average, qualified for the tournament provided they had played at least six tournaments. The singles event consisted of an elimination round and the eight winners were subsequently divided over two round robin groups (Gold and Orange). The winners of each group played each other in the final and additionally there were play-off matches for third, fifth and seventh place. The tournament was held from April 12 through April 17, 1976 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles, United States.[1] Evonne Goolagong won the singles event and the accompanying $40,000 first prize money.[3][2][4]



Australia Evonne Goolagong defeated United States Chris Evert, 6–3, 5–7, 6–3.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c "1976 Virginia Slims Championships" (PDF). WTATour.com. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  2. ^ a b c "Goolagong Now No. 1". Evening Independent. 1976-04-19. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1977). World of Tennis 1977. London: Macdonald and Janes. pp. 153–156, 158. ISBN 9780354090117. 
  4. ^ "Evert, Goolagong thrill tennis fans in Los Angeles". St. Petersburg Times. Apr 26, 1976.