1980 WTA Tour

The 1980 Avon Championships World Championship Series was the 10th season since the foundation of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced on January 7, 1980, and concluded on December 24, 1980, after 36 events. The Avon Championships World Championship Series was the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The year is divided into two sponsored tours, with the first three months sponsored by Avon Series and the latter part by Colgate Series. It included the four Grand Slam tournaments and a series of other events. ITF tournaments were not part of the tour, although they awarded points for the WTA World Ranking.

1980 WTA Tour
Austin 2009 US Open 02.jpg
Austin had her best year in 1980 winning 12 titles
Details
Duration7 January 1980 – 12 January 1981
Edition10th
Tournaments53
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA championships (3)
Avon Championships (10)
Colgate Series (32)
Non-Tour Events (2)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Tracy Austin (12)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Tracy Austin (16)
Prize money leaderCzechoslovakia Martina Navratilova ($749,250)
Points leaderUnited States Chris Evert (16.829)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Tracy Austin
Doubles Team of the yearUnited States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
Most improved
player of the year
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Newcomer of the yearUnited States Andrea Jaeger
1979
1981

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1980 Avon Championships World Championship Series schedule.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
WTA championships
Avon Championships Circuit
Colgate Series
Non-Tour Events
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Jan Avon Championships of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
6–2, 6–1
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Dianne Fromholtz
  Billie Jean King
  Greer Stevens
  Caroline Stoll
  Wendy Turnbull
  Kathy Jordan
  Laura duPont
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–3
  Mima Jaušovec
  Ann Kiyomura
14 Jan Avon Championships of Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$125,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–0, 6–2
  Greer Stevens   Virginia Wade
  Sue Barker
  Pam Shriver
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Bettina Bunge
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–1
  Laura duPont
  Pam Shriver
21 Jan Avon Championships of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$200,000 – Carpet (i) – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–4
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Billie Jean King
  Wendy Turnbull
  Greer Stevens
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Sylvia Hanika
  Kathy Jordan
  Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–4
  Sylvia Hanika
  Kathy Jordan
28 Jan Avon Championships of Seattle
Seattle, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
6–2, 7–6(7–1)
  Virginia Wade   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Andrea Jaeger
  Sylvia Hanika
  Greer Stevens
  Sue Barker
  Virginia Ruzici
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
  Virginia Wade
  Greer Stevens

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Feb Avon Championships of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–0
  Tracy Austin   Wendy Turnbull
  Virginia Wade
  Virginia Ruzici
  Roberta McCallum
  Sue Barker
  Caroline Stoll
  Rosie Casals
  Martina Navratilova
7–6, 6–2
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
11 Feb Avon Championships of California
Oakland, California, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley   Terry Holladay
  Virginia Wade
  Kathy Jordan
  Billie Jean King
  Rosie Casals
  Greer Stevens
  Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
6–0, 6–4
  Greer Stevens
  Virginia Wade
18 Feb Avon Championships of Detroit
Detroit, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$200,000 – Carpet (i) – 64S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–0
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley   Dianne Fromholtz
  Wendy Turnbull
  Kathy Jordan
  Terry Holladay
  Andrea Jaeger
  Virginia Ruzici
  Billie Jean King
  Ilana Kloss
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
25 Feb Avon Championships of Houston
Houston, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 33S/15D
SinglesDoubles
  Billie Jean King
6–1, 6–3
  Martina Navratilova   Wendy Turnbull
  Greer Stevens
  Virginia Ruzici
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Sue Barker
  Tracy Austin
  Billie Jean King
  Ilana Kloss
3–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Betty Stöve
  Wendy Turnbull

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Mar Avon Championships of Dallas
Dallas, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–2
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley   Virginia Wade
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Kathy Jordan
  Pam Shriver
  Wendy Turnbull
  Bettina Bunge
  Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
10 Mar Avon Championships of Boston
Boston, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$125,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
6–2, 6–1
  Virginia Wade   Billie Jean King
  Mima Jaušovec
  Virginia Ruzici
  Kathy Jordan
  Stacy Margolin
  JoAnne Russell
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  Billie Jean King
  Ilana Kloss
17 Mar Avon Championships
New York City, United States
WTA Championships
$300,000 – Carpet (i) – 8S/4D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
6–2, 2–6, 6–2
  Martina Navratilova   Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  Billie Jean King
  Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
24 Mar Clairol Crown
Carlsbad, California, United States
Non-Tour Event
$200,000 – Clay – 4S/2D
  Tracy Austin
6–4, 6–3
  Martina Navratilova   Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  Billie Jean King
Honda Civic Classic
Carlsbad, California, United States
Colgate Series (A)
$30,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Pam Shriver
6–1, 6–2
  Kate Latham   Stacy Margolin
  Pam Teeguarden
  Renáta Tomanová
  Terry Holladay
  Renée Richards
  Jeanne DuVall
  Laura duPont
  Pam Shriver
6–7, 6–4, 6–1
  Rosie Casals
  JoAnne Russell
31 Mar Bridgestone Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Colgate Series
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 8D
Doubles
  Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
7–5, 6–3
  Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Apr Family Circle Cup
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Colgate Series (AAA)
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
3–6, 6–1, 6–0
  Regina Maršíková   Ivanna Madruga
  Hana Mandlíková
  Yvonne Vermaak
  Virginia Ruzici
  Kathy Jordan
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–1, 6–1
  Candy Reynolds
  Paula Smith
14 Apr Murjani WTA Championships
Amelia Island, Florida, United States
Colgate Series (AA)
$100,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
  Hana Mandlíková   Virginia Ruzici
  Yvonne Vermaak
  Pam Shriver
  Ivanna Madruga
  Jeanne DuVall
  Leslie Allen
  Rosie Casals
  Ilana Kloss
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3)
  Kathy Jordan
  Pam Shriver
28 Apr United Airlines Sunbird Cup
Orlando, Florida, United States
Colgate Series (AAAA)
$200,000 – Clay – 20S
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–4
  Tracy Austin   Barbara Jordan
  Andrea Jaeger
  Pam Shriver
  Paula Smith
  Sue Barker
  Ivanna Madruga

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 May Italian Open
Perugia, Italy
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
5–7, 6–2, 6–2
  Virginia Ruzici   Hana Mandlíková
  Ivanna Madruga
  Laura duPont
  Renáta Tomanová
  Bettina Bunge
  Virginia Wade
  Hana Mandlíková
  Renáta Tomanová
6–4, 6–1
  Ivanna Madruga
  Adriana Villagrán
19 May Federation Cup
West Berlin, West Germany
Team event
Clay
  United States
3-0
  Australia
  Czechoslovakia
  West Germany
  Soviet Union
  Romania
  Great Britain
  Sweden
26 May
2 June
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$300,000 – Clay – 112S/64Q/48D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–0, 6–3
  Virginia Ruzici   Hana Mandlíková
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Kathy Jordan
  Ivanna Madruga
  Wendy Turnbull
  Billie Jean King
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–1, 6–0
  Ivanna Madruga
  Adriana Villagrán
  Anne Smith
  Billy Martin
2–6, 6–4, 8–6
  Renáta Tomanová
  Stanislav Birner

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 Jun Crossley Carpets Tournament
Chichester, United Kingdom
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Grass – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 7–5
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley   Pam Shriver
  Betty Stöve
  Andrea Jaeger
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Sharon Walsh
  Bettina Bunge
  Pam Shriver
  Betty Stöve
6–4, 7–5
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
16 Jun BMW Challenge
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Colgate Series
$150,000 – Grass – 64S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
7–6, 6–2
  Wendy Turnbull   Greer Stevens
  Mareen Louie Harper
  Betty Stöve
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Diane Desfor
  Hana Mandlíková
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–4, 6–1
  Pam Shriver
  Betty Stöve
23 Jun
30 Jun
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$300,000 – Grass – 112S/64Q/48D/48X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Martina Navratilova
  Tracy Austin
  Billie Jean King
  Andrea Jaeger
  Wendy Turnbull
  Greer Stevens
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
4–6, 7–5, 6–1
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
  Tracy Austin
  John Austin
4–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–3
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Mark Edmondson

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
14 Jul Player's Classic
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Colgate Series (AA)
$100,000 – Hard – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–1
  Greer Stevens   JoAnne Russell
  Pam Shriver
  Anne Smith
  Laura duPont
  Ann Kiyomura
  JoAnne Russell
  Anne Smith
  Pam Shriver
3–6, 6–6(6–3) ret.
  Ann Kiyomura
  Greer Stevens
21 Jul Central Fidelity Banks International
Richmond, VA, United States
Colgate Series (AA)
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–0
  Mary-Lou Piatek   Pam Shriver
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Barbara Potter
  Stacy Margolin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Wendy White
  Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
  Pam Shriver
  Anne Smith
Austrian Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
Colgate Series (A)
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Virginia Ruzici
3–6, 1-1 Ret
  Hana Mandlíková   Sylvia Hanika
  Regina Maršíková
  Hana Strachoňová
  Renáta Tomanová
  Heidi Eisterlehner
  Iva Budařová
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Eva Pfaff
Walkover
  Hana Mandlíková
  Renáta Tomanová
28 Jul Wells Fargo Open
San Diego, United States
Colgate Series (AA)
$125,000 – Hard- 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
6–1, 6–3
  Wendy Turnbull   Stacy Margolin
  Ann Kiyomura
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Terry Holladay
  Laura duPont
  Diane Desfor
  Tracy Austin
  Ann Kiyomura
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Aug U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, United States
Colgate Series
$200,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–4, 6–3
  Andrea Jaeger   Ivanna Madruga
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  Anne White
  Hana Strachoňová
  Mary-Lou Piatek
  Regina Maršíková
  Anne Smith
  Paula Smith
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Virginia Ruzici
  Renáta Tomanová
11 Aug Player's Canadian Open
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Colgate Series
$150,000 – Hard – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–3, 6–1
  Virginia Ruzici   Kathy Jordan
  Pam Shriver
  Anne Smith
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  Andrea Jaeger
  Hana Mandlíková
  Andrea Jaeger
  Regina Maršíková
6–1, 6–3
  Ann Kiyomura
  Betsy Nagelsen
18 Aug Volvo Women's Cup
Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Hard – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
6–7(0–7), 6–2, 6–2
  Andrea Jaeger   Sylvia Hanika
  Martina Navratilova
  Tracy Austin
  Trey Lewis
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Kathy Jordan
  Martina Navratilova
  Candy Reynolds
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
  Pam Shriver
  Betty Stöve
25 Aug
1 Sep
US Open
Flushing Meadows, New York, USA
Grand Slam
$350,000 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
5–7, 6–1, 6–1
  Hana Mandlíková   Tracy Austin
  Andrea Jaeger
  Pam Shriver
  Mima Jaušovec
  Ivanna Madruga
  Barbara Hallquist
  Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
7–6(7–2), 7–5
  Pam Shriver
  Betty Stöve
  Wendy Turnbull
  Marty Riessen
7–5, 6–2
  Betty Stöve
  Frew McMillan

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Sep Toray Sillook Open
Tokyo, Japan
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S
Singles
  Billie Jean King
7–5, 6–4
  Terry Holladay   Dianne Fromholtz
  Leslie Allen
  Mima Jaušovec
  Regina Maršíková
  Hana Mandlíková
  Wendy Turnbull
Women‟s Games
Atlanta, Salt Lake City, United States
Colgate Series
$50,000 – Hard – 16S/8D
SinglesDoubles
  Virginia Ruzici
6–1, 6–3
  Ivanna Madruga   Barbara Potter
  Tanya Harford
  Pam Teeguarden
  JoAnne Russell
  Barbara Jordan
  Lucia Romanov
  Virginia Ruzici
  Pam Teeguarden
6–4, 7–5
  Barbara Jordan
  JoAnne Russell
15 Sep Buick Riviera Classic
Atlanta, Las Vegas, United States
Colgate Series
$200,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Andrea Jaeger
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
  Hana Mandlíková   Martina Navratilova
  Sylvia Hanika
  Wendy Turnbull
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
  Mima Jaušovec
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Martina Navratilova
  Betty Stöve
22 Sep Davison‟s Classic
Atlanta, United States
Colgate Series (AA)
$100,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
6–3, 7–5
  Wendy Turnbull   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Kathy Jordan
  Pam Teeguarden
  Lucia Romanov
  JoAnne Russell
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–3, 6–1
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
29 Sep US Indoors
Hartford, Connecticut, United States CN
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
6–1, 2–6, 6–2
  Dianne Fromholtz   Wendy Turnbull
  Billie Jean King
  Anne Smith
  Anne Hobbs
  Renée Richards
  Roberta McCallum
  Ann Kiyomura
  Candy Reynolds
6–3, 4–6, 6–1
  Anne Smith
  Paula Smith

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Oct Thunderbird Classic
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Colgate Series
$100,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Regina Maršíková
7–6(10–8), 7–6(7–3)
  Wendy Turnbull   Caroline Stoll
  Pam Shriver
  Tracy Austin
  Trey Lewis
  Dana Gilbert
  Lee Duk-hee
  Pam Shriver
  Paula Smith
6–0, 6–4
  Ann Kiyomura
  Candy Reynolds
13 Oct Borden Classic
Nagoya, Japan
Colgate Series
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Dana Gilbert
5-1 ret
  Barbara Jordan   Heidi Eisterlehner
  Mareen Louie Harper
  Ivanna Madruga
  Lindsay Morse
  Renáta Tomanová
  Marcie Louie
  Lindsay Morse
  Jean Nachand
6–3, 6–1
  Nerida Gregory
  Marie Pinterova
Lynda Carter Classic
Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States
Colgate Series
$125,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–4, 6–1
  Andrea Jaeger   Regina Maršíková
  Martina Navratilova
  Virginia Ruzici
  Sherry Acker
  Pam Shriver
  Sue Barker
  Andrea Jaeger
  Regina Maršíková
1–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Martina Navratilova
  Candy Reynolds
20 Oct Daihatsu Challenge
Brighton, United Kingdom
Colgate Series
$125,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–4, 5–7, 6–3
  Martina Navratilova   Sylvia Hanika
  Greer Stevens
  Virginia Ruzici
  Hana Mandlíková
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Barbara Potter
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–3, 7–5
  Martina Navratilova
  Betty Stöve
Hit-Union Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Colgate Series
$50,000 – Hard – S/D
SinglesDoubles
  Mariana Simionescu
6–4, 6–4
  Nerida Gregory   Marie Pinterova
  Dana Gilbert
  Ivanna Madruga
  Yu Li-Qiao
  Heidi Eisterlehner
  Julie Harrington
  Dana Gilbert
  Mareen Louie Harper
7–5, 7–6
  Nerida Gregory
  Marie Pinterova
27 Oct Stockholm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Colgate Series
$75,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
6–2, 6–2
  Bettina Bunge   Virginia Ruzici
  Sylvia Hanika
  JoAnne Russell
  Lena Sandin
  Mima Jaušovec
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Virginia Ruzici
  Mima Jaušovec
6–2, 6–1
  Hana Mandlíková
  Betty Stöve

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Nov Seiko Classic
Hong Kong
Colgate Series
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Wendy Turnbull
6–2, 6–0
  Mareen Louie Harper   Sharon Walsh
  Susan Leo
  Julie Harrington
  Nerida Gregory
  Jane Plackett
  Leanne Harrison
  Wendy Turnbull
  Sharon Walsh
6–1, 6–2
  Penny Johnson
  Silvana Urroz
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, West Germany
Colgate Series
$125,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
6–2, 7–5
  Sherry Acker   Andrea Jaeger
  Virginia Ruzici
  Mima Jaušovec
  Sylvia Hanika
  Pam Teeguarden
  Isabelle Villiger
  Hana Mandlíková
  Betty Stöve
6–4, 7–5
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
10 Nov Florida Federal Open
Tampa, Florida, USA
Colgate Series
$125,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Andrea Jaeger
Walkover
  Tracy Austin   Kathrin Keil
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Susan Mascarin
  Anne White
  Beth Norton
  Wendy White
  Rosie Casals
  Candy Reynolds
7–6, 7–5
  Anne Smith
  Paula Smith
Dutch International Indoors
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Colgate Series
$75,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
6–2, 6–1
  Virginia Ruzici   Barbara Potter
  JoAnne Russell
  Renee Blount
  Mima Jaušovec
  Betty Stöve
  Hana Strachoňová
  Hana Mandlíková
  Betty Stöve
7–6, 7–6
  Mima Jaušovec
  JoAnne Russell
17 Nov Lion's Cup
Tokyo, Japan
Non-Tour Event
$200,000 – Carpet (i) – S
Singles
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–3
  Tracy Austin   Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
Wightman Cup
London, United Kingdom
Hard (i)
Team event
  United States 5–2
  Great Britain

24 Nov
7 Dec
Toyota Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$200,000 – Grass – 64S/32Q/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
6–0, 7–5
  Wendy Turnbull   Martina Navratilova
  Mima Jaušovec
  Greer Stevens
  Pam Shriver
  Virginia Ruzici
  Candy Reynolds
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–4
  Ann Kiyomura
  Candy Reynolds

DecemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Dec NSW Building Society Open
Sydney, Australia
Colgate Series
$125,000 – Grass – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Wendy Turnbull
3–6, 6–4, 7–6(10–8)
  Pam Shriver   Sylvia Hanika
  Hana Mandlíková
  Martina Navratilova
  Greer Stevens
  Sue Barker
  Virginia Ruzici
  Pam Shriver
  Betty Stöve
6–1, 4–6, 6–4
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
8 Dec National Panasonic South Australian Open
Adelaide, Australia
Colgate Series
$125,000 – Grass – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
6–2, 6–4
  Sue Barker   Betty Stöve
  Marie Pinterova
  Bettina Bunge
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Bettina Bunge
  Amanda Tobin
  Pam Shriver
  Betty Stöve
6–4, 6–3
  Sue Barker
  Sharon Walsh
15 Dec Tucson Open
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Colgate Series (AA)
$75,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
6–2, 6–0
  Mareen Louie Harper   Barbara Potter
  Sandy Collins
  Sherry Acker
  JoAnne Russell
  Wendy White
  Mona Guerrant
  Leslie Allen
  Barbara Potter
7–6, 6–0
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Wendy White
6 Jan 1981 Colgate Series Championships
Landover, MD, U.S.
WTA Championships
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 12S/6D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
6–2, 6–2
  Andrea Jaeger   Wendy Turnbull
  Martina Navratilova
Round Robin
  Hana Mandlíková
  Virginia Ruzici
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Pam Shriver
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
  Paula Smith
  Candy Reynolds

RankingsEdit

Below are the 1980 WTA year-end rankings (December 31, 1980) in singles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1979 Change
1   Chris Evert (USA) 16.829 2   1
2   Tracy Austin (USA) 15.633 3   1
3   Martina Navratilova (TCH) 14.786 1   2
4   Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 10.801 17   13
5   Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) 10.747 4   1
6   Billie Jean King (USA) 9.737 5   1
7   Andrea Jaeger (USA) 9.611 NR NR
8   Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 9.556 7   1
9   Pam Shriver (USA) 8.227 33   24
10   Greer Stevens (RSA) 8.032 12   2
11   Virginia Ruzici (ROU) 7.598 13   2
12   Dianne Fromholtz (AUS) 7.571 6   6
13   Kathy Jordan (USA) 7.281 11   2
14   Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 6.248 16   2
15   Virginia Wade (GBR) 5.766 8   7
16   Sue Barker (GBR) 5.460 10   6
17   Mima Jaušovec (YUG) 5.284 20   3
18   Regina Maršíková (TCH) 5.127 14   4
19   Bettina Bunge (FRG) 4.960 32   13
20   Terry Holladay (USA) 4.551 26   6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's International Computer Rankings" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association (WTA). 31 December 1980.

External linksEdit