Virginia Slims of Washington

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Virginia Slims of Washington
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Virginia Slims of Washington (1972–78, 1983–91)
Avon Championships of Washington (1979, 1982)
Colgate Championships of Washington (1980–81)
Tour WTA Tour (1972–91)
Founded 1972
Abolished 1991
Editions 20
Surface Carpet (i) (1972–75, 1978–90)
Hard (i) (1976–77)
Hard (1991)

The Virginia Slims of Washington is a defunct Grand Prix and WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1972 to 1991. It was held in Washington, D.C. in the United States and played on indoor carpet courts from 1972 to 1975 and again from 1978 to 1990. From 1976 to 1977 it was played on indoor hard courts and in the final year it was played on outdoor hard courts.

The event was known by several different names. For the majority of its run the tournament was called the Virginia Slims of Washington due to sponsorship with Virginia Slims. It was also known as the Colgate Championships of Washington and the Avon Championships of Washington.

Martina Navratilova was the most successful player winning 9 titles overall.

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1972 United States Nancy Richey United States Chris Evert 7–6(5–1), 6–2
1973 Australia Margaret Court Australia Kerry Melville 6–1, 6–2
1974 United States Billie Jean King Australia Kerry Melville 6–0, 6–2
1975 Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova Australia Kerry Melville 6–3, 6–1
1976 United States Chris Evert United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6–2, 6–1
1977 United States Martina Navratilova United States Chris Evert 6–2, 6–3
1978 United States Martina Navratilova Netherlands Betty Stöve 7–5, 6–4
1979 United States Tracy Austin Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–2
1980 United States Martina Navratilova United States Tracy Austin 6–2, 6–1
1981 United States Tracy Austin United States Anne Smith 6–2, 6–3
1982 United States Martina Navratilova United States Anne Smith 6–2, 6–3
1983 United States Martina Navratilova West Germany Sylvia Hanika 6–1, 6–1
1984 Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková United States Zina Garrison 6–1, 6–1
1985 United States Martina Navratilova Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 6–3, 6–2
1986 United States Martina Navratilova United States Pam Shriver 6–1, 6–4
1987 Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková United States Barbara Potter 6–4, 6–2
1988 United States Martina Navratilova United States Pam Shriver 6–0, 6–2
1989 Germany Steffi Graf United States Zina Garrison 6–1, 7–5
1990 United States Martina Navratilova United States Zina Garrison 6–1, 6–0
1991 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva 6–2, 7–5

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1972 United States Wendy Overton
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
Australia Judy Tegart
France Françoise Dürr
7–5, 6–2
1973 United States Rosie Casals
United States Julie Heldman
Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Kerry Melville
6–3, 6–3
1974 United States Billie Jean King
Netherlands Betty Stöve
France Françoise Dürr
Australia Kerry Harris
6–3, 6–4
1975 France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Helen Gourlay-Cawley
Australia Kerry Melville
6–3, 6–4
1976 Soviet Union Olga Morozova
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United States Wendy Overton
United States Mona Guerrant
7–6, 6–2
1977 Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Kristien Kemmer
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
7–5, 6–2
1978 United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 7–5
1979 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Sharon Walsh
United States Renée Richards
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
1980 United States Billie Jean King
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
United States Rosie Casals
United States Chris Evert
6–4, 6–3
1981 United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Paula Smith
United States Candy Reynolds
6–3, 4–6, 7–6
1982 United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–2, 3–6, 6–1
1983 United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
1984 United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
United States Leslie Allen
United States Anne White
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
1985 United States Martina Navratilova
United States Gigi Fernández
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1986 United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–3, 6–4
1987 United States Elise Burgin
United States Pam Shriver
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
1988 United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–3, 6–4
1989 United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Pam Shriver
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
6–2, 6–3
1990 United States Zina Garrison
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Ann Henricksson
South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg
6–0, 6–3
1991 Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
United States Gigi Fernández
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
5–7, 6–1, 7–6

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