Toyota Championships

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Colgate Series Championships
Toyota Championships
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Colgate Series (1977-81, Toyota Championships (1981-82
Tour WTA Tour (1977-82)
Founded 1977
Abolished 1982
Location Palm Springs, Washington DC, East Rutherford, USA
Surface Hard, Carpet


The Colgate Series Championships, later named the Toyota Championships were the finales in an annual series of professional tennis tournaments for women from 1977 through 1982. The championships were discontinued when Virginia Slims became the year-round sponsor of the Women's Tennis Association Tour in 1983.

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Series Year Series-Ending Tournament Location Surface Champion Runner-up Score in Final
1977 Colgate Series Championships Palm Springs, California, U.S. Hard United States Chris Evert United States Billie Jean King 6–2, 6–2
1978 Colgate Series Championships Palm Springs, California, U.S. Hard United States Chris Evert United States Martina Navratilova 6–3, 6–3
1979 Colgate Series Championships Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet United States Martina Navratilova United States Tracy Austin 6–2, 6–1
1980 Colgate Series Championships Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet United States Tracy Austin United States Andrea Jaeger 6–2, 6–2
1981 Toyota Series Championships East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S. Carpet United States Tracy Austin United States Martina Navratilova 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
1982 Toyota Series Championships East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S. Carpet United States Martina Navratilova United States Chris Evert 4–6, 6–1, 6–2

Doubles[edit]

Series Year Champions Runners-up Score in Final
1977 France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Australia Helen Gourlay Cawley
United States Joanne Russell
6–1, 4–6, 6–4
1978 United States Billie Jean King
United States Martina Navratilova
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Australia Kerry Melville Reid
6–3, 6–4
1979 United States Billie Jean King
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Chris Evert
United States Rosemary Casals
6–4, 6–3
1980 United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
6–3, 4–6, 7–6
1981 United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–4
1982 United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
6–4, 7–5

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