1979 Avon Championships

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1979 Avon Championships
Date March 21 — 25[1]
Edition 8th
Category WTA Tour Championships
Draw 32S/4D
Prize money $275,000
Surface Carpet / indoor
Location New York City, United States
Venue Madison Square Garden
Attendance 53,912
United States Martina Navratilova[2]
France Françoise Dürr / Netherlands Betty Stöve [1]

The 1979 Avon Championships were the eighth WTA Tour Championships, the annual tennis tournament for the best female tennis players in singles on the 1979 WTA Tour.[1] It was held on indoor carpet courts from March 21 through March 25 1979, in Madison Square Garden in New York City, United States.[1][3]

First-seeded Martina Navratilova won the singles title and earned $100,000 first-prize money.[4]



United States Martina Navratilova defeated United States Tracy Austin, 6–3, 3–6, 6–2.


France Françoise Dürr / Netherlands Betty Stöve defeated United Kingdom Sue Barker / United States Ann Kiyomura, 7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–3).


  1. ^ a b c d "1979 Avon Championships" (PDF). WTATour.com. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Martina Claims Battles And War". Sarasota Journal. 1979-03-26. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1980). World of Tennis 1980 : a BP yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 183–185,187. ISBN 9780362020120. OCLC 237184610. 
  4. ^ John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. p. 525. 

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