Eckerd Open

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Eckerd Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Florida Federal Open (1977–85)
Eckerd Open (1986–90)
Tour WTA Tour (1977–90)
Founded 1971
Abolished 1990
Editions 18
Surface Clay (1971–74)
Hard (1977–86)
Clay (1987–90)

The Eckerd Open is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1971 to 1990. It was held in St. Petersburg, Florida in the United States from 1971 to 1974, Palm Harbor, Florida in the United States in 1977, in Clearwater, Florida in the United States in 1978 and in Tampa, Florida in the United States from 1979 to 1990. The tournament was played on outdoor hard courts from 1977 to 1986 and on outdoor clay courts from 1971 to 1974 and from 1987 to 1990.

Event names[edit]

  • 1971–1972 Virginia Slims Masters of St Petersburg
  • 1973 Masters Invitational
  • 1974 Barnett Bank Masters
  • 1977–1985 Florida Federal Open
  • 1986–1990 Eckerd Open

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1971 United States Chris Evert United States Julie Heldman 6–1, 6–2
1972 United States Nancy Richey United States Chris Evert 6–3, 6–4
1973 United States Chris Evert Australia Evonne Goolagong 6–2, 0–6, 6–4
1974 United States Chris Evert Australia Kerry Reid 6–0, 6–1
1977 Romania Virginia Ruzici United States Laura DuPont 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
1978 United Kingdom Virginia Wade United States Anna-Maria Fernandez 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
1979 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6–0, 6–3
1980 United States Andrea Jaeger United States Tracy Austin Walkover
1981 United States Martina Navratilova West Germany Bettina Bunge 5–7, 6–2, 6–0
1982 United States Chris Evert-Lloyd United States Andrea Jaeger 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
1983 United States Martina Navratilova United States Pam Shriver 6–3, 6–2
1984 United States Michelle Torres Canada Carling Bassett 6–1, 7–6
1985 United States Stephanie Rehe Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6–4, 6–7, 7–5
1986 United States Lori McNeil United States Zina Garrison 2–6, 7–5, 6–2
1987 United States Chris Evert-Lloyd United States Kate Gompert 6–3, 6–2
1988 United States Chris Evert Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7–6, 6–4
1989 Spain Conchita Martínez Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6–3, 6–2
1990 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seleš Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva 6–1, 6–0

Doubles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1971 France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones
Australia Judy Tegart
United States Julie Heldman
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
1972 Australia Karen Krantzcke
United States Wendy Overton
Australia Judy Tegart
France Françoise Dürr
7–5, 6–4
1973 Australia Chris Evert
United States Jeanne Evert
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Janet Young
6–2, 7–6
1974 Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Chris Evert
Australia Evonne Goolagong
6–4, 6–2
1977 South Africa Delina Ann Boshoff
South Africa Ilana Kloss
South Africa Brigitte Cuypers
South Africa Marise Kruger
6–7, 6–2, 6–2
1978 United States Martina Navratilova
United States Anne Smith
Australia Kerry Reid
Australia Wendy Turnbull
7–6(7–4), 6–3
1979 Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Anne Smith
South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States Betty Ann Grubb Stuart
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
1980 United States Rosemary Casals
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Anne Smith
United States Paula Smith
7–6, 7–5
1981 United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
6–3, 6–4
1982 United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Paula Smith
United States Mary Lou Piatek
United States Wendy White
6–2, 6–4
1983 United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Wendy White
6–0, 6–1
1984 Canada Carling Bassett
Australia Elizabeth Sayers
United States Mary Lou Piatek
United States Wendy White
6–4, 6–3
1985 Canada Carling Bassett
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Lisa Bonder
Peru Laura Arraya
6–0, 6–0
1986 United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Kim Sands
7–5, 6–2
1987 United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
6–4, 6–3
1988 United States Terry Phelps
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Cynthia MacGregor
6–2, 6–4
1989 Netherlands Brenda Schultz
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
7–6, 6–4
1990 Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Peru Laura Arraya
6–2, 6–0

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