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1978 Colgate International

The 1978 Colgate International was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne in England. The event was part of the AA[a] category of the 1978 Colgate Series. It was the fourth edition of the tournament and was held from 19 June through 24 June 1978.[2] Second-seeded Martina Navratilova survived a match point in the 2h12m final against first-seeded Chris Evert to win the singles title and earn $14,000 first-prize money.[2][1][3][4]

1978 Colgate International
Date19–24 June
Edition4th
CategoryColgate Series (AA)
Draw64S / 32D
Prize money$75,000
SurfaceGrass / outdoor
LocationEastbourne, U.K.
VenueDevonshire Park
Champions
Singles
United States Martina Navratilova
Doubles
United States Chris Evert / Netherlands Betty Stöve
← 1976 · Eastbourne International · 1979 →

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

  Martina Navratilova defeated   Chris Evert 6–4, 4–6, 9–7

  • It was Navratilova's 8th singles title of the year and the 22nd of her career.

DoublesEdit

  Chris Evert /   Betty Stöve defeated   Billie Jean King /   Martina Navratilova 6–4, 6–7, 7–5

Prize moneyEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64
Singles [2] $14,000 $7,000 $3,600 $1,800 $1,000 $550 $250

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Tournaments with prize money for the women of at least $75,000.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1979). World of Tennis 1979 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Jane's. p. 156. ISBN 978-0354090681.
  2. ^ a b c John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. pp. 292, 302.
  3. ^ "Navratilova Whips Evert At Eastbourne". Toledo Blade. AP. 25 June 1978. p. 5, sec. E.
  4. ^ "Centre court classics". Eastbourne Herald. 10 June 2011.

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