Advanta Championships of Philadelphia

The Advanta Championships of Philadelphia (also long known as the Virginia Slims of Philadelphia) was a WTA Tour professional tennis tournament for women played from 1971 through 2005 in Philadelphia, United States. The tournament was classified on the WTA Tour as a Tier I event from 1993 through 1995. It was classified as a Tier II event in 1991, 1992, and from 1996 through 2005. The tournament was played indoors, on carpet from 1991 through 2000, and on hard courts from 1971 through 1979 and from 2003 through 2005.

Advanta Championships of Philadelphia
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameAdvanta Championships of Philadelphia (1973–2005)
Founded1971
Abolished2005
Editions12
SurfaceIndoor hard and carpet

Past singles champions include Conchita Martínez, Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, and Amélie Mauresmo.

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Cat. Champions Runners-up Score
1971   Rosemary Casals   Françoise Dürr 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
1972 Not held
1973   Margaret Court   Kerry Harris 6–1, 6–0
1974   Olga Morozova   Billie Jean King 7–6(5–2), 6–1
1975   Virginia Wade   Chris Evert 7–5, 6–4
1976   Evonne Goolagong Cawley   Chris Evert 6–3, 7–6
1977   Chris Evert   Martina Navratilova 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
1978   Chris Evert   Billie Jean King 6–0, 6–4
1979   Wendy Turnbull   Virginia Wade 5–7, 6–3, 6–2
1980–1990 Not held
1991 Tier II   Monica Seles   Jennifer Capriati 7–5, 6–1
1992 Tier II   Steffi Graf   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
1993 Tier I   Conchita Martínez   Steffi Graf 6–3, 6–3
1994 Tier I   Anke Huber   Mary Pierce 6–0, 6–7, 7–5
1995 Tier I   Steffi Graf   Lori McNeil 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
1996 Tier II   Jana Novotná   Steffi Graf 6–4 (ret.)
1997 Tier II   Martina Hingis   Lindsay Davenport 7–5, 6–7, 7–6
1998 Tier II   Steffi Graf   Lindsay Davenport 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1999 Tier II   Lindsay Davenport   Martina Hingis 6–3, 6–4
2000 Tier II   Lindsay Davenport   Martina Hingis 7–6, 6–4
2001–2002 Not held
2003 Tier II   Amélie Mauresmo   Anastasia Myskina 5–7, 6–0, 6–2
2004 Tier II   Amélie Mauresmo   Vera Zvonareva 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
2005 Tier II   Amélie Mauresmo   Elena Dementieva 7–5, 2–6, 7–5

DoublesEdit

Year Cat. Champions Runners-up Score
1971   Rosemary Casals
  Billie Jean King
(walkover)
1972 Not held
1973   Margaret Court
  Lesley Hunt
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
1974   Rosemary Casals
  Billie Jean King
  Kerry Harris
  Lesley Hunt
6–3, 7–6
1975   Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  Betty Stöve
  Rosemary Casals
  Billie Jean King
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(5–3)
1976   Billie Jean King
  Betty Stöve
  Rosemary Casals
  Françoise Dürr
7–6, 6–4
1977   Françoise Dürr
  Virginia Wade
  Martina Navratilova
  Betty Stöve
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
1978   Kerry Melville Reid
  Wendy Turnbull
  Françoise Dürr
  Virginia Wade
6–3, 7–5
1979   Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
  Renée Richards
  Virginia Wade
6–4, 6–2
1980–1990 Not held
1991 Tier II   Jana Novotná
  Larisa Savchenko Neiland
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Zina Garrison Jackson
6–2, 6–4
1992 Tier II   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
  Conchita Martínez
  Mary Pierce
6–1, 6–3
1993 Tier I   Katrina Adams
  Manon Bollegraf
  Conchita Martínez
  Larisa Savchenko Neiland
6–2, 4–6, 7–6
1994 Tier I   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
1995 Tier I   Lori McNeil
  Helena Suková
  Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Savchenko Neiland
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1996 Tier II   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
  Nicole Arendt
  Lori McNeil
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
1997 Tier II   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
  Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 7–5
1998 Tier II   Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
  Monica Seles
  Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
1999 Tier II   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
  Chanda Rubin
  Sandrine Testud
6–1, 7–6
2000 Tier II   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 7–5
2001–2002 Not held
2003 Tier II   Martina Navratilova
  Lisa Raymond
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 6–4
2004 Tier II   Alicia Molik
  Lisa Raymond
  Liezel Huber
  Corina Morariu
7–5, 6–4
2005 Tier II   Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–4, 7–6

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