1978 BMW Challenge

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1978 BMW Challenge
Date16–22 October
CategoryColgate Series (AA)
Draw32S / 16D
Prize money$75,000
SurfaceCarpet / indoor
LocationBrighton, England
VenueBrighton Centre
Romania Virginia Ruzici
Netherlands Betty Stöve / United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Brighton International · 1979 →

The 1978 BMW Challenge was a women's singles tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the Brighton Centre in Brighton in England. The event was part of the AA[a] category of the 1978 Colgate Series. It was the inaugural edition of the tournament and was held from 16 October through 22 October 1978.[2] Fifth-seeded Virginia Ruzici won the singles title and earned $14,000 first-prize money.[2][1]



Romania Virginia Ruzici defeated Netherlands Betty Stöve 5–7, 6–2, 7–5

  • It was Ruzici's 3rd title of the year and the 5th of her career.


Netherlands Betty Stöve / United Kingdom Virginia Wade defeated South Africa Ilana Kloss / United States JoAnne Russell 6–0, 7–6

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32
Singles [2] $14,000 $7,100 $3,500 $1,850 $1,000 $550


  1. ^ Tournaments with prize money for the women of at least $75,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1979). World of Tennis 1979 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Jane's. pp. 138, 140, 157. ISBN 978-0354090681.
  2. ^ a b c John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. pp. 292, 306.

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