Virginia Slims of Denver

The Virginia Slims of Denver is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1972 to 1991. It was held in Denver, Colorado in the United States (in 1991: Aurora, Colorado, at a nine miles' distance from Denver) and played on indoor hard courts from 1972 to 1984 and on indoor carpet courts from 1985 to 1991.

VS of Denver
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameVS of Denver (1972–74, 1984–85)
Majestic Championships (1975)
Aurora Classic (1991)
TourWTA Tour (1972–91)
Founded1972
Abolished1991
Editions7
SurfaceHard (1972–84)
Carpet (1985–91)

Françoise Dürr was the most successful player at the tournament, winning the doubles competition three times, once with Australian Lesley Hunt and twice with Dutchwoman Betty Stöve.

ResultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1972   Nancy Richey Gunter   Billie Jean King 1–6, 6–4, 6–4
1973   Billie Jean King   Betty Stöve 6–4, 6–2
1974   Evonne Goolagong   Chris Evert 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
1975   Martina Navratilova   Carrie Meyer 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
1976
-
1983
Not Held
1984   Mary Lou Piatek   Kim Sands 6–1, 6–1
1985   Peanut Louie   Zina Garrison 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
1986
-
1990
Not Held
1991   Lori McNeil   Manon Bollegraf 6–3, 6–4

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1972   Françoise Dürr
  Lesley Hunt
  Helen Gourlay-Cawley
  Karen Krantzcke
6–0, 6–3
1973   Rosemary Casals
  Billie Jean King
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
3–2 abandoned (rain)
1974   Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
  Mona Schallau
  Pam Teeguarden
6–2, 7–5
1975   Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
  Rosemary Casals
  Martina Navratilova
3–6, 6–1, 7–6
1976
-
1983
Not Held
1984   Anne Hobbs
  Marcella Mesker
  Sherry Acker
  Candy Reynolds
6–2, 6–3
1985   Mary Lou Piatek
  Robin White
  Leslie Allen
  Sharon Walsh
1–6, 6–4, 7–5
1986
-
1990
Not Held
1991   Lise Gregory
  Gretchen Magers
  Patty Fendick
  Lori McNeil
6–4, 6–4

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