1973 WTA Tour

The 1973 WTA Tour was composed of the third annual Virginia Slims Circuit and Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix, a tour of tennis tournaments for female tennis players, sponsored by Virginia Slims cigarettes.[1] It was also the year that the WTA Tour was officially formed by Billie Jean King following a meeting held in the Gloucester Hotel in London during the week before Wimbledon.[2]

1973 WTA Tour
Margaret Court 1964.jpg
Court pictured in 1964 won 18 tour titles in 1973
Details
Duration26 December 1972 – 26 November 1973
Edition3rd
Tournaments65
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
Year-end championships
Virginia Slims Circuit (22)
Commercial Union Grand Prix (23)
Non-Tour Events (13)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesAustralia Margaret Court (18)
Most tournament finalsAustralia Margaret Court (19)
1972
1974

ScheduleEdit

This is a calendar of all events sponsored by Virginia Slims in the year 1973, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage. The table also includes the Grand Slam tournaments, the 1973 Virginia Slims Championships and the 1973 Federation Cup.[1]

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Virginia Slims championships
Virginia Slims Circuit
Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix
Non-Tour Events
Team events

December (1972)Edit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
25 Dec
1 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam (A)
Grass – 64S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
6–4, 7–5
  Evonne Goolagong   Kerry Melville
  Kazuko Sawamatsu
  Karen Krantzcke
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Virginia Wade
  Kerry Harris
  Margaret Court
  Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–4
  Kerry Harris
  Kerry Melville

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
15 Jan British Motor Cars Invitational
San Francisco, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
6–3, 6–3
  Kerry Melville   Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Rosie Casals
  Marcie Louie
  Nancy Gunter
  Françoise Dürr
  Wendy Overton
  Margaret Court
  Lesley Hunt
6–1, 7–5
  Wendy Overton
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
22 Jan British Motor Cars of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
7–5, 6–7(1–5), 7–5
  Nancy Gunter 3rd:   Betty Stöve
4th:   Rosie Casals
  Karen Krantzcke
  Kerry Melville
  Françoise Dürr
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Rosie Casals
  Julie Heldman
Walkover
  Margaret Court
  Lesley Hunt
29 Jan Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
6–1, 6–2
  Kerry Melville 3rd:   Rosie Casals
4th:   Janet Newberry
  Julie Heldman
  Betty Stöve
  Wendy Overton
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Rosie Casals
  Julie Heldman
6–3, 6–3
  Kerry Harris
  Kerry Melville

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Feb Barnett Bank Classic
Miami, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
4–6, 6–1, 7–5
  Kerry Melville 3rd:   Rosie Casals
4th:   Karen Krantzcke
  Laura Rossouw
  Julie Heldman
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Wendy Paish
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
19 Feb Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
SinglesDoubles
  Billie Jean King
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
  Rosie Casals 3rd:   Margaret Court
4th:   Lesley Hunt
  Kerry Harris
  Corinne Molesworth
  Pam Teeguarden
  Kerry Melville
  Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
7–6, 6–4
  Margaret Court
  Lesley Hunt
26 Feb Virginia Slims of Detroit
Detroit, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
7–6, 6–3
  Kerry Melville 3rd:   Billie Jean King
4th:   Rosie Casals
  Lesley Hunt
  Julie Heldman
  Laura DuPont
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
  Karen Krantzcke
  Betty Stöve
Fort Lauderdale Open
Fort Lauderdale, USA
Grand Prix (A)
(i) – 16S/8D
  Chris Evert
6–1, 6–2
  Virginia Wade   Linda Tuero
  Evonne Goolagong
  Marie Neumannová
  Martina Navratilova
  Jeanne Evert
  Patti Hogan
  Gail Chanfreau
  Virginia Wade
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Evonne Goolagong
  Janet Young

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Mar Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
  Billie Jean King   Kerry Melville
  Rosie Casals
  Kristien Kemmer
  Pam Teeguarden
  Janet Newberry
  Julie Heldman
  Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
6–4, 6–2
  Karen Krantzcke
  Betty Stöve
Maureen Connolly Brinker Memorial
Dallas, USA
Grand Prix (A)
(i) – 32S/16D
  Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–1
  Evonne Goolagong   Chris Evert
  Kazuko Sawamatsu
  Marita Redondo
  Linda Tuero
  Katja Ebbinghaus
  Sharon Walsh
  Evonne Goolagong
  Janet Young
6–3, 6–2
  Gail Chanfreau
  Virginia Wade
12 Mar Virginia Slims of Richmond
Richmond, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
6–2, 6–1
  Janet Newberry 3rd:   Betty Stöve
4th:   Julie Heldman
  Pam Teeguarden
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Marcie Louie
  Nancy Gunter
  Margaret Court
  Lesley Hunt
6–2, 7–6(5–4)
  Karen Krantzcke
  Betty Stöve
U.S. National Women's Indoor
Hingham, USA
Grand Prix (C)
(i) – ?S/?D
  Evonne Goolagong
6–4, 6–4
  Virginia Wade   Olga Morozova
  Linda Tuero
  Jackie Fayter
  Marie Neumannová
  Isabel Fernández de Soto
  Gail Chanfreau
  Marina Kroschina
  Olga Morozova
6–2, 6–4
  Evonne Goolagong
  Janet Young
19 Mar Akron Open
Akron, USA
Grand Prix (B)
(i) – 16S/8D
  Chris Evert
6–3, 6–4
  Olga Morozova   Marina Kroschina
  Marita Redondo
  Virginia Wade
  Linda Tuero
  Isabel Fernández de Soto
  Sue Stap
  Patti Hogan
  Sharon Walsh
7–5, 6–4
  Michele Gurdal
  Patricia Bostrom
26 Mar Virginia Slims of Tucson
Tucson, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
SinglesDoubles
  Kerry Melville
6–3, 6–3
  Nancy Gunter 3rd:   Rosie Casals
4th:   Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Laura Rossouw
  Kerry Harris
  Janet Newberry
  Wendy Overton
  Janet Newberry
  Pam Teeguarden
3–6, 7–6, 7–5
  Karen Krantzcke
  Betty Stöve
Lady Gotham Open
New York City, USA
Grand Prix (B)
(i) – 16S
  Chris Evert
6–0, 6–4
  Katja Ebbinghaus   Marina Kroschina
  Helga Niessen Masthoff
  Isabel Fernández de Soto
  Kazuko Sawamatsu
  Linda Tuero
  Heide Orth

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Apr Max-Pax Coffee Classic
Philadelphia, United States
Virginia Slims
$50,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
6–1, 6–0
  Kerry Harris 3rd:   Rosie Casals
4th:   Lesley Hunt
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Janet Newberry
  Nancy Gunter
  Kerry Melville
  Margaret Court
  Lesley Hunt
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
Sarasota Open
Sarasota, USA
Grand Prix (C)
(i) – ?S/?D
  Chris Evert
6–3, 6–2
  Evonne Goolagong   Patti Hogan
  Helga Niessen Masthoff
  Gail Chanfreau
  Marie Neumannová
  Sue Stap
  Marijke Schaar
  Patti Hogan
  Sharon Walsh
4–6, 6–0, 6–3
  Martina Navratilova
  Marie Neumannová
9 Apr Virginia Slims of Boston
Boston, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
6–2, 6–4
  Billie Jean King   Rosie Casals
  Julie Heldman
  Mona Schallau
  Betty Stöve
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Kerry Melville
  Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
6–4, 6–2
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
Miami Beach Pros
Miami Beach, USA
Grand Prix (C)
$20,000
Clay – 48S
  Chris Evert
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Evonne Goolagong   Marijke Schaar
  Helga Niessen Masthoff
  Isabel Fernández de Soto
  Patti Hogan
  Linda Tuero
  Marie Neumannová
16 Apr Virginia Slims of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, United States
Virginia Slims
$25,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
5–7, 6–3, 6–1
  Rosie Casals 3rd:   Kerry Melville
4th:   Wendy Overton
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Janet Newberry
  Karen Krantzcke
  Billie Jean King
  Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
7–6, 5–7, 6–3
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
St. Petersburg Masters
St. Petersburg, USA
Grand Prix (C)
(i) – ?S/?D
  Chris Evert
6–2, 0–6, 6–4
  Evonne Goolagong   Marita Redondo
  Martina Navratilova
  Patti Hogan
  Isabel Fernández de Soto
  Helga Niessen Masthoff
  Marijke Schaar
  Chris Evert
  Jeanne Evert
6–2, 7–6
  Evonne Goolagong
  Janet Young
30 Apr Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head Island, United States
Virginia Slims
$90,000
SinglesDoubles
  Rosie Casals
3–6, 6–1, 7–5
  Nancy Gunter   Kerry Melville
  Billie Jean King
  Margaret Court
  Betty Stöve
  Laurie Fleming
  Wendy Overton
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
Federation Cup
Bad Homburg, Germany
Federation Cup
Clay – 30 teams knockout
  Australia
3–0
  South Africa   Romania
  Germany
  Netherlands
  Great Britain
  United States
  Indonesia

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 May British Hard Court Championships
Bournemouth, Great Britain
Grand Prix (C)
Clay – ?S/?D/32XD
  Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–4
  Evonne Goolagong   Dianne Fromholtz
  Lindsey Beaven
  Veronica Burton
  Glynis Coles
  Wendy Turnbull
  Christine Matison
  Patricia Coleman
  Wendy Turnbull
7–5, 7–5
  Evonne Goolagong
  Janet Young
  Virginia Wade
  Frew McMillan
6–2, 6–3
  Ilana Kloss
  Bernard Mitton
14 May Mercedes-Benz Open
Lee-on-Solent, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Grass
Draw
  Evonne Goolagong
6–3, 6–2
  Pat Pretorius
  Evonne Goolagong
  Janet Young
6–1, 6–2
  Jackie Fayter
  Peggy Michel
Surrey Hardcourt Championships
Guildford, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Grass
Draw
  Dianne Fromholtz
7–5, 6–3
  Kazuko Sawamatsu
  Patti Hogan /   Sharon Walsh vs
  Lesley Charles /   Glynis Coles
Title Shared
21 May
28 May
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam (AA)
Clay (Red) – 64S/45Q/32D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Margaret Court
6–7, 7–6, 6–4
  Chris Evert   Françoise Dürr
  Evonne Goolagong
  Helga Masthoff
  Odile de Roubin
  Martina Navratilova
  Katja Ebbinghaus
  Margaret Court
  Virginia Wade
6–2, 6–3
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
  Françoise Dürr
  Jean-Claude Barclay
6–1, 6–4
  Betty Stöve
  Patrice Dominguez

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Jun Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Grand Prix (A)
Clay – 48S/24D
  Evonne Goolagong
7–6(8–6), 6–0
  Chris Evert   Vlasta Vopičková
  Helga Niessen Masthoff
  Renáta Tomanová
  Kristien Kemmer
  Linda Tuero
  Katja Ebbinghaus
  Olga Morozova
  Virginia Wade
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
  Martina Navratilova
  Renáta Tomanová
Rothmans Championships
Chicester, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Grass
Draw
  Dianne Fromholtz
6–1, 6–0
  Brigitte Cuypers
  Julie Heldman
  Ann Kiyomura
7–5, 6–3
  Jackie Fayter
  Peggy Michel
11 Jun German Open
Hamburg, West Germany
Grand Prix (B)
Clay – 32S/16D
  Helga Niessen Masthoff
6–4, 6–1
  Pat Pretorius   Kazuko Sawamatsu
  Marijke Schaar
  Mima Jaušovec
  Fiorella Bonicelli
  Kristien Kemmer
  Renáta Tomanová
  Helga Niessen Masthoff
  Heide Orth
6–1, 6–2
  Kristien Kemmer
  Laura Rossouw
John Player Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
Grand Prix (B)
Grass – 32S/16D
  Billie Jean King
8–6, 6–4
  Virginia Wade   Rosemary Casals
  Chris Evert
  Lany Kaligis
  Patti Hogan
  Pam Teeguarden
  Glynis Coles
  Rosemary Casals
  Billie Jean King
6–2, 9–7
  Chris Evert
  Betty Stöve
Green Shield Kent Championships
Beckenham, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Grass
Draw
  Dianne Fromholtz
7–5, 0–6, 6–1
  Janet Newberry
  Marina Kroschina
  Olga Morozova
8–6, 6–3
  Jackie Fayter
  Peggy Michel
18 Jun Rothmans Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Prix (C)
Grass – ?S/?D
  Olga Morozova
6–2, 6–3
  Evonne Goolagong   Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Julie Heldman
  Kristien Kemmer
  Marita Redondo
  Kerry Melville
  Chris Evert
  Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
25 Jun
2 Jul
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam (AA)
Grass – 96S/50D/80X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Billie Jean King
6–0, 7–5
  Chris Evert   Margaret Court
  Evonne Goolagong
  Olga Morozova
  Rosie Casals
  Virginia Wade
  Kerry Melville
  Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
6–1, 4–6, 7–5
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
  Billie Jean King
  Owen Davidson
6–3, 6–2
  Janet Newberry
  Raúl Ramírez

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 Jul Düsseldorf Open
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Grand Prix (A)
Clay – 26S/13D
  Helga Niessen Masthoff
6–4, 6–4
  Evonne Goolagong   Katja Ebbinghaus
  Kazuko Sawamatsu
  Isabel Fernández de Soto
  Betty Stöve
  Pat Pretorius
  Pam Teeguarden
  Evonne Goolagong /   Janet Young vs
  Helga Niessen Masthoff /   Heide Orth
Title Shared
Carrolls Irish Open
Dublin, Ireland
Grand Prix (B)
Grass – 32S/16D
  Margaret Court
6–2, 6–4
  Virginia Wade   Helen Gourlay
  Patricia Coleman
  Geraldine Barniville
  Veronica Burton
  Karen Krantzcke
  Wendy Turnbull
  Margaret Court
  Virginia Wade
8–6, 3–6, 6–4
  Helen Gourlay
  Karen Krantzcke
Green Shield Welsh Championships
Newport, United States
Non-tour event
Grass
Draw
  Julie Heldman
1–6, 6–1, 11–9
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Patti Hogan /   Sharon Walsh vs
  Dianne Fromholtz /   Julie Heldman
Title Shared
16 Jul Rothmans North of England Championships
Hoylake, Great Britain
Grand Prix (C)
?S/?D
  Patti Hogan
11–9, 4–6, 6–4
  Sharon Walsh   Virginia Wade
  Karen Krantzcke
  Wendy Turnbull
  Veronica Burton
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Lindsay Blachford
  Karen Krantzcke
  Virginia Wade
5–7, 6–4, 6–1
  Patti Hogan
  Sharon Walsh
Austrian Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
Non-tour event
Clay
Draw
  Evonne Goolagong vs   Olga Morozova
Cancelled due to rain
23 Jul Marie O. Clarke Memorial
Cleveland, United States
Grand Prix (B)
8S/4D
  Chris Evert
6–0, 6–0
  Linda Tuero   Janice Metcalf
  Nathalie Fuchs
  Patricia Bostrom
  Pat Pretorius
  Marilyn Tesch
  Susan Minford
  Ilana Kloss
  Pat Pretorius
1–6, 7–6, 6–1
  Janice Metcalf
  Laurie Tenney
30 Jul Atlantic City Open
Atlantic City, United States
Grand Prix (B)
32S/16D
  Chris Evert
6–2, 7–5
  Marita Redondo   Laurie Tenney
  Pat Pretorius
  Michele Gurdal
  Sharon Walsh
  Nathalie Fuchs
  Kate Latham
  Chris Evert
  Marita Redondo
6–4, 6–4
  Ilana Kloss
  Pat Pretorius
Virginia Slims of Denver
Denver, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
SinglesDoubles
  Billie Jean King
6–4, 6–2
  Betty Stöve 3rd:   Julie Heldman
4th:   Janet Newberry
  Karen Krantzcke
  Pam Teeguarden
  Barbara Downs
  Rosie Casals
  Rosie Casals &   Billie Jean King vs
  Françoise Dürr &   Betty Stöve
3–2 suspended

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Aug Commerce Union Classic
Nashville, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
  Billie Jean King   Rosie Casals
  Françoise Dürr
  Kathy Kuykendall
  Mona Schallau
  Janet Newberry
  Betty Stöve
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
6–4, 6–7, 6–1
  Karen Krantzcke
  Janet Newberry
Western Championships
Cincinnati, United States
Grand Prix (B)
Clay – 32S/16D
  Evonne Goolagong
6–2, 7–5
  Chris Evert   Jeanne Evert
  Ilana Kloss
  Pat Pretorius
  Sharon Walsh
  Ann Kiyomura
  Isabel Fernández de Soto
  Ilana Kloss
  Pat Pretorius
7–6, 3–6, 6–2
  Evonne Goolagong
  Janet Young
13 Aug Jersey Shore Classic
Jersey Shore, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Lesley Hunt   Rosie Casals
  Karen Krantzcke
  Kerry Harris
  Janet Newberry
  Tory Fretz
  Joy Schwikert
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
6–4, 6–7, 6–1
  Julie Anthony
  Mona Schallau
U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, United States
Grand Prix (B)
Clay – 32S/16D
  Chris Evert
6–4, 6–3
  Veronica Burton   Linda Tuero
  Lindsey Beaven
  Pat Pretorius
  Ilana Kloss
  Jeanne Evert
  Janet Haas
  Patti Hogan
  Sharon Walsh
6–4, 6–4
  Fiorella Bonicelli
  Isabel Fernández de Soto
20 Aug Virginia Slims Grass Court Championships
Newport, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
SinglesDoubles
  Margaret Court
6–3, 6–2
  Julie Heldman 3rd:   Kerry Melville
4th:   Kristien Kemmer
  Lesley Hunt
  Betty Stöve
  Rosie Casals
  Françoise Dürr
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
6–4, 6–3
  Janet Newberry
  Pam Teeguarden
Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
Grand Prix (C)
Clay – ?S/?D
  Evonne Goolagong
7–6(7–2), 6–4
  Helga Niessen Masthoff   Peggy Michel
  Martina Navratilova
  Marilyn Tesch
  Nathalie Fuchs
  Susan Stone
  Janice Tindle
  Evonne Goolagong
  Peggy Michel
6–3, 6–2
  Helga Niessen Masthoff
  Martina Navratilova
27 Aug
3 Sep
US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam (AA)
Grass – 64S/32D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Margaret Court
7–6, 5–7, 6–2
  Evonne Goolagong   Helga Masthoff
  Chris Evert
  Julie Heldman
  Kerry Melville
  Rosie Casals
  Virginia Wade
  Margaret Court
  Virginia Wade
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
  Billie Jean King
  Owen Davidson
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
  Margaret Court
  Marty Riessen

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Sep Virginia Slims of St. Louis
St. Louis, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
SinglesDoubles
  Rosie Casals
6–4, 6–7, 6–0
  Karen Krantzcke   Pam Teeguarden
  Kerry Melville
  Kristien Kemmer
  Betty Stöve
  Mary Ann Beattie
  Kerry Harris
  Karen Krantzcke
  Mona Schallau
6–4, 7–6
  Betty Stöve
  Pam Teeguarden
Four Roses Classic
Charlotte, United States
Grand Prix (A)
30S/16D
  Evonne Goolagong
6–2, 6–0
  Eugenia Birioukova   Kazuko Sawamatsu
  Martina Navratilova
  Veronica Burton
  Jackie Fayter
  Olga Morozova
  Marina Kroschina
  Evonne Goolagong
  Janet Young
6–2, 6–0
  Ilana Kloss
  Martina Navratilova
World Invitational Sea Pines
Hilton Head Island, United States
Non-tour event
Carpet
Draw
  Margaret Court
Walkover
  Chris Evert
17 Sep Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
SinglesDoubles
  Françoise Dürr
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
  Rosie Casals 3rd/4th:
  Nancy Gunter
  Billie Jean King
shared, match abandoned.
  Robin Tenney
  Tory Fretz
  Julie Heldman
  Kerry Melville
  Mona Schallau
  Pam Teeguarden
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
24 Sep Virginia Slims of Columbus
Columbus, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert
Walkover
  Margaret Court   Julie Heldman
  Rosie Casals
  Kathy Kuykendall
  Betty Stöve
  Lesley Hunt
  Laurie Fleming
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
7–5, 7–5
  Mona Schallau
  Pam Teeguarden

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Oct Virginia Slims of Phoenix
Phoenix, United States
Virginia Slims
$40,000
SinglesDoubles
  Billie Jean King
6–1, 6–3
  Nancy Gunter 3rd:   Kerry Melville
4th:   Rosie Casals
  Betty Stöve
  Julie Heldman
  Françoise Dürr
  Kristien Kemmer
  Kerry Harris
  Kerry Melville
6–4, 6–4
  Rosie Casals
  Billie Jean King
15 Oct Virginia Slims Championships
Boca Raton, United States
Year-end championships
$100,000
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert
6–3, 6–3
  Nancy Gunter   Françoise Dürr
  Kerry Melville
  Janet Newberry
  Virginia Wade
  Mona Schallau
  Julie Heldman
  Rosie Casals
  Margaret Court
6–2, 6–4
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
22 Oct Virginia Slims of Hawaii
Honolulu, United States
Virginia Slims
$30,000
SinglesDoubles
  Billie Jean King
6–1, 6–1
  Helen Gourlay   Marcie Louie
  Kerry Melville
  Patricia Bostrom
  Karen Krantzcke
  Wendy Appleby
  Kerry Harris
  Kerry Harris
  Kerry Melville
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
  Helen Gourlay
  Karen Krantzcke
Dewar Circuit
Aberavon, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Clay
Draw
  Virginia Wade
6–3, 6–1
  Julie Heldman
  Marita Redondo
  Virginia Wade
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
  Julie Heldman
  Ann Kiyomura
29 Oct Dewar Circuit
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Clay
Draw
  Virginia Wade
6–4, 3–6, 6–1
  Julie Heldman
  Marita Redondo
  Virginia Wade
6–1, 2–6, 6–4
  Julie Heldman
  Ann Kiyomura

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Nov Dewar Circuit
Billingham, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Clay
Draw
  Virginia Wade
6–2, 6–0
  Nathalie Fuchs
  Marita Redondo
  Virginia Wade
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
  Glynis Coles
  Sharon Walsh
12 Nov Dewar Circuit Final
London, United Kingdom
Non-tour event
Clay
Draw
  Virginia Wade
6–2, 3–6, 7–5
  Julie Heldman
Fred Perry Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Non-tour event
Carpet (i)
Draw
  Evonne Goolagong
6–3, 6–4
  Helga Niessen Masthoff
19 Nov South African Championships
Johannesburg, South Africa
Grand Prix (A)
Hard – 60S/30D/16XD
  Chris Evert
6–3, 6–3
  Evonne Goolagong   Kristien Kemmer
  Virginia Wade
  Linky Boshoff
  Pat Pretorius
  Julie Anthony
  Ilana Kloss
  Linky Boshoff
  Ilana Kloss
7–6, 2–6, 6–1
  Chris Evert
  Virginia Wade
  Evonne Goolagong
  Jürgen Fassbender
6–3, 6–2
  Ilana Kloss
  Bernard Mitton
Tokyo Gunze Classic
Tokyo, Japan
Non-tour event
Carpet (i)
Draw
  Billie Jean King
6–4, 6–4
  Nancy Richey

Grand Prix points systemEdit

The Grand Prix tournaments were divided into four groups. Group AA consisted of the Triple Crown – the French Open, the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open – while the other tournaments were divided into Groups A, B and C by prize money and draw size. Points were allocated based on these groups and the finishing position of a player in a tournament. No points were awarded to first round losers and ties were settled by the number of tournaments played. The points allocation is listed below:

Group AA
  • Champion: 100
  • Runner-up: 75
  • Semifinalist: 50
  • Quarterfinalist: 25
  • Fourth Round: 12
  • Third Round: 6
  • Second Round: 3
Group A
  • Champion: 60
  • Runner-up: 40
  • Semifinalist: 30
  • Quarterfinalist: 15
  • 9th – 16th: 7
  • 17th – 32nd: 3
  • 33rd – 64th: 1
Group B
  • Champion: 40
  • Runner-up: 30
  • Semifinalist: 20
  • 5th – 8th: 10
  • 9th – 16th: 5
  • 17th – 32nd: 2
Group C
  • Champion: 20
  • Runner-up: 15
  • Semifinalist: 10
  • 5th – 8th: 5
  • 9th – 16th: 3
  • 17th – 32nd: 1

Statistical informationEdit

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the 1973 Virginia Slims Circuit. They also include data for the Grand Slam tournaments and the year-end championships. The table is sorted by:

1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);
2) highest amount of highest category tournaments (for example, having a single Grand Slam gives preference over any kind of combination without a Grand Slam title);
3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).

KeyEdit

Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
Virginia Slims event

Titles won by playerEdit

Total Player  S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
23   Margaret Court (AUS) 16 7 0
13   Billie Jean King (USA) 5 6 2
10   Rosie Casals (USA) 2 8 0
8   Françoise Durr (FRA) 1 6 1
6   Betty Stöve (NED) 0 6 0
3   Virginia Wade (GBR) 0 3 0
3   Kerry Melville (AUS) 1 2 0
3   Lesley Hunt (AUS) 0 3 0
2   Chris Evert (USA) 2 0 0
2   Kerry Harris (AUS) 0 2 0
2   Julie Heldman (USA) 0 2 0
2   Mona Schallau (USA) 0 2 0
2   Pam Teeguarden (USA) 0 2 0
1   Karen Krantzcke (AUS) 0 1 0
1   Janet Newberry (USA) 0 1 0

Titles won by nationEdit

Total Nation  S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
27   Australia (AUS) 3 3 0 0 1 14 6 17 10 0
23   United States (USA) 1 1 2 1 1 7 10 9 12 2
8   France (FRA) 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1 6 1
6   Netherlands (NED) 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 0
3   Great Britain (GBR) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "WTA Tour Finals" (PDF). www.wtatennis.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-02-01. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. ^ "About the WTA". www.wtatennis.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2012-07-06.

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