1978 WTA Christchurch

The 1978 WTA Christchurch[1] (sponsored as the Colgate International) was a tennis tournament organised for female professional tennis players. It was the 3rd edition of the WTA Christchurch tournament, and the 1st since 1972, as it was cancelled during 1972–77, and this was the first time the event was a professional tournament and offered prize money and ranking points, upgraded from the non-tour event in the first two editions.

1978 WTA Christchurch
DateNovember 20 — 26
Prize moneyUS$35,000
SurfaceGrass
LocationChristchurch, New Zealand
Champions
Singles
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
Doubles
Australia Lesley Hunt / United States Sharon Walsh
WTA Christchurch

Although held from 20–26 November 1978, it was part of the 1979 women's tennis season.

Regina Maršíková of Czechoslovakia won the singles, and Australian–American duo Lesley Hunt and Sharon Walsh won the doubles.

ResultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  R Maršíková 6 7
  W Barlow 6 6   W Barlow 3 5
  C Jolissaint 3 2   R Maršíková 6 6
  P Bostrom 6 6   I Riedel-Kühn 1 1
  S Yonezawa 2 0   P Bostrom 1 2
  I Riedel-Kühn 6 6
  R Maršíková 6 6
  A Hobbs 3 3
  A Hobbs 6 6
  N Bohm 6 6   N Bohm 3 1
  K Ebbinghaus 4 3   A Hobbs 6 6
  H Sparre-Viragh 3 0
  H Sparre-Viragh 7 6 6
  A Vallejo 6 1   B Simon 5 7 3
  B Simon 7 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  M Tyler 2 0 r
Q   D Ekner 0 6 5   G Lovera 6 2
  G Lovera 6 3 7   G Lovera 4 4
  L Antonoplis 6 6
  L Antonoplis 6 6
  A-M Rüegg 2 2   K Nomura 3 2
  K Nomura 6 6   L Antonoplis 6 6
  M Simmen 4 0   N Sato 2 3
  N Sato 6 6   N Sato 7 2 6
  S Simmonds 5 6 4
  N Sato 6 6
  H Mandlíková 7 6   S Walsh 3 2
Q   A-M Sorensen 5 2   H Mandlíková 3 2
  S Walsh 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DoublesEdit

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