1978 Family Circle Cup

The 1978 Family Circle Cup was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts at the Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in the United States. The event was part of the AAA[a] category of the 1978 Colgate Series. It was the sixth edition of the tournament and was held from April 10 through April 16, 1978.[2] Second-seeded Chris Evert won the singles title and earned $26,000 first-prize money.[1]

1978 Family Circle Cup
DateApril 10–16
CategoryColgate Series (AAA)
Draw32S / 16D
Prize money$125,000
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationHilton Head Island, U.S
VenueSea Pines Plantation
United States Chris Evert
United States Billie Jean King / United States Martina Navratilova
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Finals edit

Singles edit

  Chris Evert defeated   Kerry Reid 6–2, 6–0

  • It was Evert's 2nd singles title of the year and the 80th of her career.

Doubles edit

  Billie Jean King /   Martina Navratilova defeated   Mona Guerrant /   Greer Stevens 6–3, 7–5

Prize money edit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32
Singles [2] $26,000 $13,000 $6,200 $3,000 $1,600 $900

Notes edit

  1. ^ Tournaments with prize money for the women of at least $100,000.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1979). World of Tennis 1979 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Jane's. pp. 139, 148–149. ISBN 978-0354090681.
  2. ^ a b John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. pp. 299–300.

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