1978 Florida Federal Open

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1978 Florida Federal Open
Date November 6–12
Edition 6th
Category Colgate Series (AA)
Draw 32S/16D
Prize money $75,000
Surface Hard / outdoor
Location Oldsmar, United States
Venue East Lake Woodlands Country Club
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Martina Navratilova / United States Anne Smith
← 1977 · Eckerd Open · 1979 →

The 1978 Florida Federal Open was a women's singles tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar, Florida in the United States. The event was part of the AA[a] category of the 1978 Colgate Series. It was the sixth edition of the tournament and was held from November 6 through November 12, 1978.[2] Third-seeded Virginia Wade won the title and earned $14,000 first-prize money.[2][1][3]



United Kingdom Virginia Wade defeated United States Anna-Maria Fernandez 6–4, 7–6(7–1)

  • It was Wade's 2nd title of the year and the 54th of her career.


United States Martina Navratilova / United States Anne Smith defeated Australia Kerry Reid / Australia Wendy Turnbull 7–6(7–4), 6–3

Prize money[edit]

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


  1. ^ Tournaments with prize money for the women of at least $75,000.[1]
  2. ^ Because Anna-Maria Fernandez was an amateur player her prize-money went to the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).[3]


  1. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1979). World of Tennis 1979 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Jane's. pp. 140, 157. ISBN 978-0354090681.
  2. ^ a b c John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. pp. 292, 307.
  3. ^ a b "Wade Takes Federal Tennis". Lakeland Ledger. AP. November 13, 1978. p. 1C.

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