Chichester Tennis Tournament

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Chichester Tennis Tournament
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Chichester International (1970–71)
Rothmans Championships (1972–75)
Rose's Lime Juice International (1976)
Chichester International (1977–78)
Crossley Carpets Trophy (1979–80)
Tour WTA Tour (1978–80)
Founded 1970
Abolished 1980
Editions 10
Surface Grass / outdoor

The Chichester Tennis Tournament (Chichester, England) was a women's professional tennis tournament and part of the WTA Tour. The tournament was first held in 1970 and the final edition was held in 1980. It was held in the beginning of June and played on outdoor grass courts as a preparation to the Wimbledon Championships.

Evonne Goolagong Cawley won the tournament twice, in 1978 and 1979, and was the only multiple winner in the singles event.

Official names[edit]

  • 1970–1971: Chichester International
  • 1972–1975: Rothmans Championships
  • 1976: Rose's Lime Juice International
  • 1977: Chichester International
  • 1978: Keith Prowse International
  • 1979–1980: Crossley Carpets Trophy

Finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1970 United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones United Kingdom Joyce Barclay-Williams 6–4, 6–4
1971 Australia Judy Dalton United States Janet Newberry 6–1, 6–4
1972 Australia Karen Krantzcke
Netherlands Betty Stöve
shared title and prize
(no final due to rain)
1973 Australia Dianne Fromholtz South Africa Brigitte Cuypers 6–1, 6–0
1974 Israel Paulina Peisachov United Kingdom Sue Barker 6–2, 6–2
1975 South Africa Greer Stevens United States Terry Holladay 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
1976 South Africa Marise Kruger United States Bunny Bruning 6–2, 6–2
1977 Due to rain the tournament was cancelled after the third round.
1978 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United States Pam Teeguarden 6–4, 6–4
1979 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United Kingdom Sue Barker 6–1, 6–4
1980 United States Chris Evert-Lloyd Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 7–5

Doubles[edit]

Year Champion Runners-up Score
1973 United States Julie Heldman
United States Ann Kiyomura
United Kingdom Jackie Fayter
United States Peggy Michel
7–5, 6–3
1974 United States Carrie Meyer
South Africa Rowena Whitehouse
Australia Chris O'Neil
Australia Jenny Walker
6–1, 6–3
1975 Australia Judy Dalton
Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Patti Hogan
South Africa Greer Stevens
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
1976 South Africa Marise Kruger
South Africa Elizabeth Vlotman
United Kingdom Corinne Molesworth
Japan Naoko Satō
6–2, 6–1
1977 Due to rain the tournament was cancelled after the third round.
1978 United States Janet Newberry
United States Pam Shriver
United Kingdom Michelle Tyler
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1979 South Africa Greer Stevens
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
6–3, 1–6, 7–5
1980 United States Pam Shriver
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 7–5

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