1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series

The 1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series was the 13th season since the foundation of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced on January 3, 1983, and concluded on March 4, 1984, after 64 events.[1]

1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series
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Details
Duration3 January 1983 – 4 March 1984
Edition13th
Tournaments64
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships (2)
Category 4
Category 3
Category 2
Category 1+
Category 1
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Martina Navratilova (18)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Martina Navratilova (19)
Prize money leaderUnited States Martina Navratilova ($1,456,030)
Points leaderUnited States Martina Navratilova (19.606)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Martina Navratilova
Doubles team of the year
Most improved
player of the year
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
Newcomer of the yearCanada Carling Bassett
1982
1984

The Virginia Slims World Championship Series was the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). It was held in place of the WTA Tour from 1983 until 1987 and featured tournaments that had previously been part of the Toyota Series and the Avon Series.[2] The circuit consisted of 48 tournaments in nine countries, including the four Grand Slam tournaments, and culminated in the season-ending Virginia Slims Championships played in February 1984. ITF tournaments were not part of the tour, although they awarded points for the WTA World Ranking.

Martina Navratilova was the most successful player in both singles and doubles across the season. She won three of the four Grand Slam tournaments in singles, with Chris Evert-Lloyd winning the French Open. In doubles, Navratilova again won all the Grand Slams apart from the French Open, which was collected by Rosalyn Fairbank and Candy Reynolds; Pam Shriver was her partner in all the Grand Slam events. Navratilova won a total of 29 titles in the course of the year and only suffered one defeat in singles, against Kathy Horvath at the French Open.[3] This led to her beginning and ending the year as the WTA number 1.[1] Shriver was her closest challenger with 16 titles, including 14 in doubles events. Players from the United States won 74 of the 125 titles awarded in singles, doubles and mixed doubles; players from Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands and Switzerland each won a solitary title.

Tour changesEdit

Avon, who had been the sponsors of the January to March U.S. winter circuit of the WTA Tour since 1978, announced in 1982 that they would be trimming back their sponsorship of the tour.[4][5] Toyota, who sponsored the international tour for the remaining nine months of the season, also withdrew their support.[6] The 1983 season saw Virginia Slims returning to sponsor a unified worldwide tour after an absence of four years. The company sponsored events between 1970 and 1978 but withdrew their support following disagreements with the organisers of the WTA Tour, the Women's Tennis Association. However the company decided to associate themselves with the women's tennis circuit again in 1983.[1] The tour was therefore known as the Virginia Slims World Championship Series, with 18 events including the US Open held in the United States and a further 12 events in six other countries incorporated under the Virginia Slims brand in a merged season.[2]

Season summaryEdit

SinglesEdit

World number-one singles player Martina Navratilova, who had won 90 out of 93 matches the previous year, began the 1983 season in great form, winning successive titles in Washington and Houston, defeating Sylvia Hanika in the final on both occasions.[1] The third best player in the world, Andrea Jaeger, won the tournament at Marco Island in Florida; Chris Evert-Lloyd, the world number two, took the title at Palm Beach, also in Florida.

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series schedule.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
Category 4 events
Category 3 events
Category 2 events
Category 1+ and 1 events
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Jan Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles


4–6, 7–5, 6–3
10 Jan Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles


6–4, 6–3
24 Jan Avon Cup
Marco Island, United States
Category 2
$100,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles


7–5, 6–4
31 Jan Murjani Cup
Palm Beach Gardens, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles


6–4, 4–6, 6–2

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Feb Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D/64Q
SinglesDoubles




5–7, 6–4, 7–5
14 Feb Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–2
  Andrea Jaeger   Pam Shriver
  Tracy Austin
  Marcella Mesker
  Bettina Bunge
  Wendy Turnbull
  Eva Pfaff

6–1, 6–2
Virginia Slims of Pennsylvania
Hershey, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Carling Bassett
2–6, 6–0, 6–4
  Sandy Collins   Anne White
  Julie Harrington
  Catrin Jexell
  Beverly Mould
  Peanut Louie
  Lea Antonoplis

7–6, 4–6, 7–5
21 Feb Ridgewood Open
Ridgewood, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Alycia Moulton
6–4, 6–2
  Catrin Jexell   Laura Arraya
  Marcella Mesker
  Corinne Vanier
  Susan Leo
  Lena Sandin
  Petra Delhees

6–3, 6–4
Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Bettina Bunge
6–3, 6–3
  Sylvia Hanika   Andrea Temesvári
  Wendy Turnbull
  Tracy Austin
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Anne Smith
  Pam Shriver

6–4, 4–6, 6–4
28 Feb Congoleum Classic
Palm Springs, United States
Category 1
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Yvonne Vermaak
6–3, 7–5
  Carling Bassett   Kathy Jordan
  Michelle Torres
  Hana Mandlíková
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Wendy White
  Sylvia Hanika

6–2, 6–4
Virginia Slims of Nashville
Nashville, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles



6–4, 7–6

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Mar Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles




6–3, 6–2
Pittsburgh Open
Pittsburgh, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles




6–3, 6–2
14 Mar Virginia Slims of Boston
Boston, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles




6–1, 6–2
21 Mar Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, United States
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S/6D
SinglesDoubles




7–5, 6–2
28 Mar Bridgestone Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 8D
Doubles
/ / / /   Turnbull

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Apr Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head Island, United States
Category 4
$200,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles




7–5, 6–2
11 Apr Murjani WTA Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Category 4
$250,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles




6–4, 6–2
18 Apr United Airlines Tournament of Champions
Orlando, United States
Category 4
$200,000 – Clay – 22S/8D
SinglesDoubles




6–3, 1–6, 7–6(11–9)
25 Apr Virginia Slims of Atlanta
Atlanta, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles




6–3, 7–6

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 May Italian Open
Perugia, Italy
Category 3
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles




6–3, 2–6, 6–1
9 May Swiss Open
Lugano, Switzerland
Category 2
$100,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
SinglesDoubles
The singles event was cancelled after the third round due to rain.[7][A]

6–2, 3–6, 7–5
16 May German Open
West Berlin, West Germany
Category 3
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/29D
SinglesDoubles




6–4, 7–6(7–2)
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch

  Eva Pfaff

23 May French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$625,000 – Clay – 128S/64Q/64D/48X
SinglesDoublesMixed doubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–1, 6–2
  Mima Jaušovec   Jo Durie
  Andrea Jaeger
  Kathleen Horvath
  Tracy Austin
  Gretchen Magers
  Hana Mandlíková

5–7, 7–5, 6–3
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith

6–2, 6–3
  Leslie Allen
  Charles Buzz Strode

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Jun Edgbaston Cup
Birmingham, Great Britain
Category 2
$100,000 – Grass – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles




5–7, 6–4, 7–5
13 Jun BMW Championships
Eastbourne, Great Britain
Category 3
$150,000 – Grass – 64S/32D
SinglesDoubles




6–1, 6–0
20 Jun Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$670,000 – Grass – 128S/64Q/56D/56X
SinglesDoublesMixed doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–0, 6–3
  Andrea Jaeger   Yvonne Vermaak
  Billie Jean King
  Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold
  Virginia Wade
  Barbara Potter
  Kathy Jordan

6–2, 6–2
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull

6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–5
  Billie Jean King
  Steve Denton

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Jul Fila European Cup Hittfield
Hamburg, West Germany
Category 2
$100,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles




7–5, 6–4
11 Jul Virginia Slims Hall of Fame Classic
Newport, United States
Category 2
$100,000 – Grass – 32S/16D/16Q
SinglesDoubles




6–3, 6–1
Freiburg Open
Freiburg, West Germany
Non-tour event
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles




6–1, 6–2
  Ivanna Madruga-Osses
  Emilse Raponi
18 Jul Federation Cup
Zürich, Switzerland
Team event
Clay
  Czechoslovakia
2–1
  West Germany
  United States
   Switzerland
  Yugoslavia
  Argentina
  Australia
  Great Britain
Head Cup
Kitzbühel, Austria
Non-tour event
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles




2–6, 6–4, 7–6

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Aug U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, United States
Category 4
$200,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles




7–5, 6–4
8 Aug Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Manhattan Beach, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Hard – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles




6–1, 6–0
15 Aug Player's Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
Category 4
$200,000 – Hard – 56S/32D/32Q
SinglesDoubles




6–4, 5–7, 7–5
22 Aug Virginia Slims of New Jersey
Mahwah, United States
Category 2
$125,000 – Hard – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles




4–6, 7–5, 6–3
29 Aug US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$800,000 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–3
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Pam Shriver
  Jo Durie
  Sylvia Hanika
  Andrea Jaeger
  Ivanna Madruga-Osses
  Hana Mandlíková

6–7, 6–1, 6–3
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Candy Reynolds

3–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Barbara Potter
  Ferdi Taygan

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 Sep Queen's Grand Prix
Tokyo, Japan
Category 3
$175,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S
Singles


  Leigh-Anne Thompson
  Vicki Nelson Dunbar
Virginia Slims of Utah
Salt Lake City, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles

  Elizabeth Minter
  Cláudia Monteiro

6–1, 3–6, 6–4
19 Sep Central Fidelity Banks International
Richmond, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Rosalyn Fairbank
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
  Kathy Jordan   Barbara Potter
  Wendy White
  Mary Lou Piatek
  Kim Sands
  Bobbie Gadusek
  Camille Benjamin

6–7(3–7), 6–2, 6–1
Virginia Slims of Kansas
Kansas City, U.S.
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Elizabeth Sayers
6–3, 6–1
  Anne Minter   Sue Barker
  Barbara Gerken
  Molly Van Nostrand
  Maeve Quinlan
  Lori McNeil
  Chris O'Neil

7–5, 7–6
26 Sep US Indoors
Hartford, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Kim Shaefer
6–4, 6–3
  Sylvia Hanika   Wendy Turnbull
  Pam Shriver
  Carling Bassett
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Zina Garrison
  Leslie Allen

3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Bakersfield Open
Bakersfield, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold
6–4, 6–1
  Julie Harrington   Lori McNeil
  Pilar Vásquez
  Lea Antonoplis
  Ann Henricksson
  Debbie Spence
  Lena Sandin

6–4, 6–3

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Octr Virginia Slims of Detroit
Detroit, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles


6–4, 6–1
10 Oct Borden Classic
Tokyo, Japan
Category 1
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lisa Bonder
6–1, 6–3
  Laura Arraya   Etsuko Inoue
  Micki Schillig
  Shelley Solomon
  Kumiko Okamoto
  Masako Yanagi
  Tina Mochizuki

5–7, 7–6, 6–3
Florida Federal Open
Tampa, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–2
  Pam Shriver   Zina Garrison
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Bonnie Gadusek
  Debbie Spence
  Elise Burgin
  Raffaella Reggi

6–0, 6–1
17 Oct Daihatsu Challenge
Brighton, Great Britain
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–1, 6–1
  Jo Durie   Andrea Temesvári
  Pam Shriver
  Catherine Tanvier
  Marie-Christine Calleja
  Ann Kiyomura
  Sue Barker

7–5, 6–4
Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Category 1
$50,000 – Hard – S/D
SinglesDoubles
  Etsuko Inoue
6–2, 5–7, 6–1
  Shelley Solomon   Myriam Schropp
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Masako Yanagi
  Emiko Okagawa
  Tina Mochizuki
  Kathy O'Brien

6–3, 7–5
24 Oct Porsche Classic
Stuttgart, West Germany
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–2
  Catherine Tanvier   Eva Pfaff
  Virginia Ruzici
  Jo Durie
  Andrea Temesvári
  Catrin Jexell
  Helena Suková

6–2, 6–1

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Nov Lynda Carter Maybelline Classic
Deerfield Beach, United States
Category 2
$125,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–0, 6–4
  Bonnie Gadusek   Anne Smith
  Pam Casale
  Michelle Torres
  Kim Sands
  Beth Herr
  Kathy Rinaldi

6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Ginny Championships
Honolulu, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 15S/5D
SinglesDoubles
  Kathleen Horvath
4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–1)
  Carling Bassett   Yvonne Vermaak
  Sandy Collins
  Anne Hobbs
  Julie Harrington
  Ginny Purdy
  Elizabeth Sayers
14 Nov National Panasonic Open
Brisbane, Australia
Category 3
$150,000 – Grass – 56S/32D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Pam Shriver
6–4, 7–5
  Wendy Turnbull   Jo Durie
  Hana Mandlíková
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Catherine Suire
  Eva Pfaff
  Rosalyn Fairbank

6–3, 6–4
21 Nov NSW Building Society Open
Sydney, Australia
Category 3
$150,000 – Grass – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Jo Durie
6–3, 7–5
  Kathy Jordan   Elizabeth Sayers
  Helena Suková
  Gigi Fernández
  Sophie Amiach
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Eva Pfaff

6–4, 6–3
  Hana Mandlíková
  Helena Suková
28 Nov Marlboro Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$500,000 – Grass – 64S/32Q/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
  Kathy Jordan   Pam Shriver
  Zina Garrison
  Jo Durie
  Carling Bassett
  Wendy Turnbull
  Sylvia Hanika

6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–2
  Anne Hobbs
  Wendy Turnbull

DecemberEdit

No events were held this month

January 1984Edit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Jan Virginia Slims of Nashville
Nashville, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles


5–7, 7–6, 7–6
Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles


6–1, 6–7(7–9), 6–2
9 Jan Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, California, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles


6–2, 6–3
Virginia Slims of Pennsylvania
Hershey, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles


6–1, 6–3
16 Jan Virginia Slims of Denver
Denver, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Natasha Reva

6–2, 6–3
23 Jan Avon Cup
Marco Island, United States
Category 2
$100,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles


6–2, 6–3
Pittsburgh Open
Pittsburgh, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles


6–2, 6–3
30 Jan Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, United States
Category 2
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles


6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–4)
Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
Ginny Circuit – Category 1+
$50,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles


6–4, 6–7, 7–5

February 1984Edit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Feb Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Category 2
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles


5–7, 6–3, 6–3
20 Feb US Indoors
Livingston, New Jersey, United States
Category 2
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles


5–7, 6–3, 6–3
27 Feb Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, United States
$500,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S/8D
SinglesDoubles




6–3, 6–1

RankingsEdit

SinglesEdit

Below are the 1983 WTA year-end rankings (December 5, 1983) in singles competition:

WTA Singles year-end ranking[8]
No Player Name Points 1982 Change
1   Martina Navratilova (USA) 19.606 1 =
2   Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) 17.768 2 =
3   Andrea Jaeger (USA) 11.558 3 =
4   Tracy Austin (USA) 10.233 4 =
5   Pam Shriver (USA) 10.094 6 +1
6   Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 10.088 10 +4
7   Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 9.459 5 -2
8   Jo Durie (GBR) 9.287 28 +20
9   Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 8.965 7 -2
10   Andrea Temesvári (HUN) 8.907 33 +23
11   Bettina Bunge (FRG) 8.858 9 -2
12   Zina Garrison (USA) 8.576 16 NR
13   Kathy Jordan (USA) 7.153 21 +8
14   Kathy Rinaldi (USA) 6.711 15 +1
15   Kathleen Horvath (USA) 6.511 49 +34
16   Helena Suková (TCH) 6.393 25 +9
17   Ivanna Madruga (ARG) 6.146 34 +17
18   Bonnie Gadusek (USA) 6.137 18 =
19   Virginia Ruzici (ROU) 6.123 11 -8
20   Carling Bassett (CAN) 5.110 NR NR
Virginia Slims Singles year-end ranking[9]
No Player Name Points
1   Martina Navratilova (USA) 4,610
2   Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) 2,574
3   Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 2,310
4   Pam Shriver (USA) 2,130
5   Andrea Jaeger (USA) 1,910
6   Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 1,850
7   Jo Durie (GBR) 1,800
8   Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 1,795
9   Zina Garrison (USA) 1,635
10   Kathy Jordan (USA) 1,534
11   Barbara Potter (USA) 1,510
12   Andrea Temesvári (HUN) 1,455
13   Carling Bassett (CAN) 1,439
14   Helena Suková (TCH) 1,409
15   Kathleen Horvath (USA) 1,398
16   Virginia Ruzici (ROU) 1,340
17   Eva Pfaff (FRG) 1,190
18   Yvonne Vermaak (RSA) 1,150
19   Bonnie Gadusek (USA) 1,145
20   Kathy Rinaldi (USA) 1,145

Points distributionEdit

Virginia Slims ranking points distribution.

Category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128
Grand Slam Singles 400 250 200 150 100 50 25 15
Doubles 150 120 90 75 50 32 15
VS Championships Singles 400 250 200 150 100
Category 4 Singles 250 150 130 100 65 30 15 10
Doubles 115 90 70 50 35 22 8
Category 3 Singles 200 110 90 60 35 20 10 5
Doubles 80 60 45 30 17 8
Category 2 Singles 100 70 50 25 15 9 5 2
Doubles 60 40 30 20 10 4
Category 1+ Singles 85 65 45 23 13 5
Doubles 45 35 25 16 8
Category 1 Singles 75 50 30 15 8
Doubles 38 28 17 8 4

Statistical informationEdit

Titles won by playerEdit

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series: the Grand Slam tournaments, the Year-end championships and regular events. The players/nations are sorted by:

  1. total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);
  2. highest amount of highest category tournaments (for example, having a single Grand Slam gives preference over any kind of combination without a Grand Slam title);
  3. a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
  4. alphabetical order (by family names for players).
Total titles Player Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Regular
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed
29   Martina Navratilova
3 3 1 1 12 9 16 13
15   Pam Shriver
3 1 2 9 2 13
8   Candy Reynolds
1 7 8
7   Chris Evert-Lloyd
1 5 1 6 1
7   Sharon Walsh
7 7
6   Rosalyn Fairbank
1 1 4 1 5
5   Billie Jean King
1 4 1 4
5   Jo Durie
2 3 2 4
5   Anne Hobbs
1 4 1 4
4   Elizabeth Sayers
1 1 2 1 2 1
4   Yvonne Vermaak
2 2 2 2
4   Wendy Turnbull
1 1 2 1 2 1
3   Barbara Jordan
1 2 2 1
3   Andrea Temesvári
3 3
3   Kathleen Horvath
2 1 2 1
3   Alycia Moulton
2 1 2 1
3   Bettina Bunge
1 2 1 2
3   Andrea Jaeger
1 2 1 2
3   Virginia Ruzici
1 2 1 2
3   Pam Whytcross
3 3
2   Lisa Bonder
2 2
2   Lea Antonoplis
2 2
2   Kathy Jordan
2 2
2   Ann Kiyomura
2 2
2   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
2 2
2   Chris O'Neil
2 2
2   Eva Pfaff
2 2
2   Barbara Potter
2 2
1   Etsuko Inoue
1 1
1   Beverly Mould
1 1
1   Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold
1 1
1   Pascale Paradis
1 1
1   Ginny Purdy
1 1
1   Kim Shaefer
1 1
1   Catherine Tanvier
1 1
1   Carling Bassett
1 1
1   Sandy Collins
1 1
1   Kyle Copeland
1 1
1   Mary Lou Piatek
1 1
1   Bonnie Gadusek
1 1
1   Christiane Jolissaint
1 1
1   Lori McNeil
1 1
1   Marcella Mesker
1 1
1   Cláudia Monteiro
1 1
1   Chris Newton
1 1
1   Anne Smith
1 1
1   Paula Smith
1 1
1   Virginia Wade
1 1
1   Wendy White
1 1

Titles won by nationEdit

Total titles Country Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Regular
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed
74   United States
4 4 1 1 1 29 34 34 39 1
12   South Africa
1 5 6 5 7
11   Australia
2 2 7 2 7 2
10   United Kingdom
3 7 3 7
4   Germany
1 3 1 3
3   Hungary
3 3
3   Romania
1 2 1 2
2   France
2 2
1   Brazil
1 1
1   Canada
1 1
1   Japan
1 1
1   New Zealand
1 1
1   Netherlands
1 1
1    Switzerland
1 1

The following players won their first title in singles (S), doubles (D) or mixed doubles (X):