1978 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles

The 1978 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California in the United States that was part of the 1978 Virginia Slims World Championship Series. It was the fifth edition of the tournament and was held from January 23 through January 29, 1978.[1] Second-seeded Martina Navratilova won the singles title and earned $20,000 first-prize money.[2]

1978 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
DateJanuary 23–29
Edition5th
CategoryVirginia Slims circuit
Draw32S / 16D
Prize money$100,000
SurfaceCarpet (Sporteze) / indoor
LocationLos Angeles, California, U.S.
VenueMemorial Sports Arena
Champions
Singles
United States Martina Navratilova
Doubles
Netherlands Betty Stöve / United Kingdom Virginia Wade
← 1977 · Virginia Slims of Los Angeles · 1979 →

Finals edit

Singles edit

  Martina Navratilova defeated   Rosie Casals 6–3, 6–2

Doubles edit

  Betty Stöve /   Virginia Wade defeated   Pam Teeguarden /   Greer Stevens 6–3, 6–2

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, 294–295.
  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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