1978 Virginia Slims Championships

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1978 Virginia Slims Championships
Date March 29 – April 2[1]
Edition 7th
Category Virginia Slims Championships
Draw 8S (RR)
Prize money $150,000
Location Oakland, United States
Venue Oakland Coliseum Arena
Champions
Singles
United States Martina Navratilova
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The 1978 Virginia Slims Championships were the seventh WTA Tour Championships, the annual tennis tournament for the best female tennis players in singles on the 1978 WTA Tour. The singles event consisted of two round robin groups (Gold and Orange) of four players each.[2] The winners of each group played each other in the final and additionally there was a play-off match for third place.[1] The tournament was held from March 29 to April 2, 1978, in the Oakland Coliseum Arena in Oakland, United States. First-seeded Martina Navratilova won the singles event and the accompanying $50,000 first prize money.[3][1][4][5]

Champion[edit]

Singles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova defeated Australia Evonne Goolagong, 7–6(5–0), 6–4

Prize money[edit]

Event W F 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Singles [2] $50,000 $30,000 $16,000 $14,000 $11,000 $11,000 $9,000 $9,000


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1978 Virginia Slims Championships" (PDF). WTATour.com. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  2. ^ a b John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. pp. 292,299,523. 
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1979). World of Tennis 1979. London: Macdonald and Jane's. pp. 179–182, 185. ISBN 978-0354090681. 
  4. ^ "Navratilova Cops Women's Net Title". The Telegraph. UPI. April 3, 1978. p. 26. 
  5. ^ "Martina Grabs Tour Title". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. April 3, 1978.