Ameritech Cup

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The Ameritech Cup (known also as the Virginia Slims of Chicago and the Avon Championships of Chicago) is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament held every year from 1971 until 1997 in Chicago, Illinois in the United States. Its sponsors were Virginia Slims from 1971 to 1978 and again from 1983 to 1994, Avon from 1979 to 1982 and Ameritech from 1995 to 1997. The tournament was classified as Tier III in 1988-1989, Tier I in 1990 and Tier II until 1997, and was played on indoor carpet courts.

Ameritech Cup
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameVS of Chicago (1971–78, 1983–94)
Avon Championships of Chicago (1979–82)
Ameritech Cup (1995–97)
TourWTA Tour (1971–97)
Founded1971
Abolished1997
Editions26
SurfaceCarpet (1971–97)

Martina Navratilova was the most successful player at the tournament, winning the singles competition 12 times and the doubles competition 7 times. Past champions also include former No. 1 players Chris Evert (1977), Monica Seles (1993) and Lindsay Davenport (1997).

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1971   Françoise Dürr   Billie Jean King 6–4, 6–2
1972 Not held
1973   Margaret Court   Billie Jean King 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
1974   Virginia Wade   Rosemary Casals 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
1975   Margaret Court   Martina Navratilova 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
1976   Evonne Goolagong Cawley   Virginia Wade 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
1977   Chris Evert   Margaret Court 6–1, 6–3
1978   Martina Navratilova   Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–7(4–5), 6–2, 6–2
1979   Martina Navratilova   Tracy Austin 6–3, 6–4
1980   Martina Navratilova   Chris Evert-Lloyd 6–4, 6–4
1981   Martina Navratilova   Hana Mandlíková 6–4, 6–2
1982   Martina Navratilova   Wendy Turnbull 6–4, 6–1
1983   Martina Navratilova   Andrea Jaeger 6–3, 6–2
1984   Pam Shriver   Barbara Potter 7–6, 2–6, 6–3
1985   Bonnie Gadusek   Kathy Rinaldi 6–1, 6–3
1986   Martina Navratilova   Hana Mandlíková 7–5, 7–5
1987   Martina Navratilova   Natasha Zvereva 6–1, 6–2
1988   Martina Navratilova   Chris Evert 6–2, 6–2
1989   Zina Garrison   Larisa Savchenko 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
1990   Martina Navratilova   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 6–3, 6–2
1991   Martina Navratilova   Zina Garrison-Jackson 6–1, 6–2
1992   Martina Navratilova   Jana Novotná 7–6, 4–6, 7–5
1993   Monica Seles   Martina Navratilova 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
1994   Natasha Zvereva   Chanda Rubin 6–3, 7–5
1995   Magdalena Maleeva   Lisa Raymond 7–5, 7–6
1996   Jana Novotná   Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
1997   Lindsay Davenport   Nathalie Tauziat 6–0, 7–5

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1971   Judy Dalton
  Françoise Dürr
  Rosemary Casals
  Billie Jean King
6–4, 7–6
1972 Not held
1973   Rosemary Casals
  Billie Jean King
  Karen Krantzcke
  Betty Stöve
6–4, 6–2
1974   Chris Evert
  Billie Jean King
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
1975   Chris Evert
  Martina Navratilova
  Margaret Court
  Olga Morozova
6–2, 7–6
1976   Olga Morozova
  Virginia Wade
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  Martina Navratilova
6–7(4–5), 6–4, 6–4
1977   Rosemary Casals
  Chris Evert
  Margaret Court
  Betty Stöve
6–3, 6–4
1978   Betty Stöve
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  Rosemary Casals
  JoAnne Russell
6–1, 6–4
1979   Rosemary Casals
  Betty Ann Grubb Stuart
  Ilana Kloss
  Greer Stevens
3–6, 7–5, 7–5
1980   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
  Sylvia Hanika
  Kathy Jordan
6–3, 6–4
1981   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–3, 6–1
1982   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
  Rosemary Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
7–5, 6–4
1983   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–1, 6–2
1984   Billie Jean King
  Sharon Walsh
  Barbara Potter
  Pam Shriver
5–7, 6–3, 6–3
1985   Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Elise Burgin
  JoAnne Russell
6–2, 6–2
1986   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
  Steffi Graf
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
1987   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
  Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
6–4, 6–3
1988   Lori McNeil
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
1989   Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
1990   Martina Navratilova
  Anne Smith
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
1991   Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–4
1992   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
  Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
6–4, 7–6
1993   Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Amy Frazier
  Kimberly Po
7–6(9–7), 6–3
1994   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
  Manon Bollegraf
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
1995   Gabriela Sabatini
  Brenda Schultz
  Marianne Werdel
  Tami Whitlinger-Jones
5–7, 7–6, 6–4
1996   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
  Angela Lettiere
  Nana Miyagi
6–1, 6–1
1997   Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Lindsay Davenport
  Monica Seles
6–3, 6–2

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