1974 John Player Tournament

The 1974 John Player Tournament was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne, England. The event was part of the Women's International circuit of the 1974 WTA Tour. It was the inaugural edition of the tournament and was held from 17 June through 22 June 1974. First-seeded Chris Evert won the singles title and earned £1,750 ($4,200) first-prize money.[1][2]

1974 John Player Tournament
Date17–22 June
Edition1st
CategoryWomen's International Circuit
Draw48S / 24D
Prize money£9,825 ($23,520)
SurfaceGrass / outdoor
LocationEastbourne, U.K.
VenueDevonshire Park
Attendance7,260
Champions
Singles
United States Chris Evert
Doubles
Australia Helen Gourlay / Australia Karen Krantzcke
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FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

  Chris Evert defeated   Virginia Wade 7–5, 6–4

  • It was Evert's 9th singles title of the year and the 32nd of her career.

DoublesEdit

  Helen Gourlay /   Karen Krantzcke defeated   Chris Evert /   Olga Morozova 6–2, 6–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. pp. 178, 187.
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1975). World of Tennis '75 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 308. ISBN 9780362002171.

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