1978 Virginia Slims Championships – Singles

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Singles
1978 Virginia Slims Championships
Champion Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Runner-up Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Final score 7–6(7–5), 6–4

Navratilova defeated Goolagong in the final 7–6, 6–4. Chris Evert was the defending champion, but did not qualify.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova (Champion)
  2. Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Final)
  3. Netherlands Betty Stöve (Round robin)
  4. United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Round robin)
  5. United States Billie Jean King (Round robin)
  6. Australia Wendy Turnbull (Third place)
  7. United States Rosemary Casals (Fourth place)
  8. Australia Kerry Reid (Round robin)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Final
(1) Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 77 6
(2) Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 65 4
  Third place play-off
           
  6  Australia Wendy Turnbull 7 6
7  United States Rosemary Casals 6 3

Round Robin[edit]

Gold Group[edit]

Gold Group Czechoslovakia Navratilova Netherlands Stöve Australia Turnbull Australia Reid RR W–L Set W–L Game W–L Standings
1 Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–3 6–2, 6–1 6–2, 6–3 3–0 6–0 (100%) 36–13 (73.5%) 1st, gold medalist(s)
3 Netherlands Betty Stöve 2–6, 3–6 4–6, 3–6 7–6, 7–6 1–2 2–4 (33.3%) 26–36 (42.0%) 3
6 Australia Wendy Turnbull 2–6, 1–6 6–4, 6–3 7–6, 6–1 2–1 4–2 (66.7%) 28–26 (51.9%) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
8 Australia Kerry Reid 2–6, 3–6 6–7, 6–7 6–7, 1–6 0–3 0–6 (0.0%) 24–39 (38.1%) 4

Orange Group[edit]

Orange Group Australia Goolagong Cawley United Kingdom Wade United States King United States Casals RR W–L Set W–L Game W–L Standings
2 Australia E. Goolagong Cawley 6–0, 7–6 w/o 7–6, 6–4 3–0 4–0 (100%) 20–16 (55.5%) 1st, gold medalist(s)
4 United Kingdom Virginia Wade 0–6, 6–7 1–6, 6–2, 6–4 5–7, 6–3, 0–6 1–2 3–5 (37.5%) 30–41 (42.3%) 3
5 United States Billie Jean King w/o 6–1, 2–6, 4–6 w/o 0–3 1–2 (33.3%) 12–13 (48.0%) 4
7 United States Rosemary Casals 6–7, 4–6 7–5, 3–6, 6–0 w/o 2–1 2–3 (40.0%) 26–24 (52.0%) 2nd, silver medalist(s)

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