1974 Virginia Slims of Akron

The 1974 Virginia Slims of Akron, also known as the Akron Tennis Open, was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the University of Akron Memorial Hall in Akron, Ohio in the United States and was part of the 1974 Virginia Slims circuit. It was the second edition of the tournament and was held from March 18 through March 24, 1974. Billie Jean King won the singles title and the accompanying $10,000 first-prize money.[1][2][3][4]

1974 Virginia Slims of Akron
DateMarch 18 – 24
Edition2nd
CategoryVirginia Slims circuit
Draw16S / 8D
Prize money$50,000
SurfaceCarpet / indoor
LocationAkron, USA
VenueUniversity of Akron
Champions
Singles
United States Billie Jean King
Doubles
United States Rosemary Casals / United States Billie Jean King
← 1973 · Virginia Slims of Akron · 1975 →

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

  Billie Jean King defeated   Nancy Gunter 6–3, 7–5

DoublesEdit

  Rosemary Casals /   Billie Jean King defeated   Julie Heldman /   Olga Morozova 6–2, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1975). World of Tennis '75 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 155, 159. ISBN 9780362002171.
  2. ^ "Billie Jean King sticks with plan, wins net match". The Tuscaloosa News. AP. March 24, 1974. p. 4B – via Google News Archive.
  3. ^ "Billie Jean faces Soviet". The Bryan Times. UPI. March 23, 1974. p. 6 – via Google News Archive.
  4. ^ John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. pp. 182–183.