1978 Virginia Slims of Chicago

The 1978 Virginia Slims of Chicago was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois in the United States that was part of the 1978 Virginia Slims World Championship Series. It was the seventh edition of the tournament and was held from January 30 through February 5, 1978.[1] First-seeded Martina Navratilova won the singles title and earned $20,000 first-prize money.[2]

1978 Virginia Slims of Chicago
DateJanuary 30 – 5 February
Edition7th
CategoryVirginia Slims circuit
Draw32S/16D
Prize money$100,000
SurfaceCarpet (Sporteze) / indoor
LocationChicago, USA
VenueInternational Amphitheatre
Champions
Singles
United States Martina Navratilova
Doubles
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
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Finals edit

Singles edit

  Martina Navratilova defeated   Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–7(4–5), 6–2, 6–2

  • It was Navratilova's 4th singles title of the year and the 17th of her career.

Doubles edit

  Betty Stöve /   Evonne Goolagong Cawley defeated   Rosie Casals /   JoAnne Russell 6–1, 6–4

Prize money edit

Event W F 3rd 4th QF Round of 16 Round of 32
Singles [1] $20,000 $10,500 $6,300 $5,500 $2,800 $1,550 $850

References edit

  1. ^ a b John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. pp. 292, 295–296.
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1979). World of Tennis 1979 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Jane's. p. 183. ISBN 978-0354090681.

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