1978 World Championship Tennis Finals

The 1978 World Championship Tennis Finals was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts. It was the 8th edition of the WCT Finals and was part of the 1978 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix, as the World Championship Tennis and the Grand Prix circuits were now combined. It was played at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas in the United States and was held from May 9 through May 14, 1978. Third-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis won the title and $100,000 first-prize money.[2]

1978 World Championship Tennis Finals
DateMay 9–14
CategoryGrand Prix (WCT)
Prize money$200,000
SurfaceCarpet / Indoor
LocationDallas, TX, United States
VenueMoody Coliseum
United States Vitas Gerulaitis[1]
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Final edit

Singles edit

  Vitas Gerulaitis defeated   Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 6–2, 6–1 [3]

  • It was Gerulaitis' 3rd title of the year and the 18th of his career.

Prize money edit

Event W F 3rd 4th QF
Singles [4] $100,000 $40,000 $20,000 $12,000 $7,000

References edit

  1. ^ "1978 Dallas – Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1979). World of Tennis 1979 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Jane's. p. 175. ISBN 978-0354090681.
  3. ^ "Vitas Serves Notice". The Evening Independent. May 15, 1978. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  4. ^ Yates, Bob, ed. (1978). WCT-78 Media Guide. World Championship Tennis. p. 67.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)