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The Virginia Slims of Florida is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1984 to 1995 in various locations in Florida in the United States. It was held at the Frenchman's Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens in 1984, at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne from 1985 to 1986, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton from 1987 to 1992, and at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Delray Beach from 1993 to 1995. The tournament was played on outdoor clay courts in 1984 and on outdoor hard courts from 1985 to 1995.

Virginia Slims of Florida
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameVirginia Slims of Florida (1984–94)
Delray Beach Winter Championships (1995)
TourWTA Tour (1984–95)
Founded1984
Abolished1995
Editions12
SurfaceClay (1984)
Hard (1985–95)

Steffi Graf was the most successful player at the tournament, winning the singles competition six times. Past singles champions also include Chris Evert and Gabriela Sabatini, who both won the tournament three times.

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Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1984   Chris Evert-Lloyd   Bonnie Gadusek 6–0, 6–1
1985   Chris Evert-Lloyd   Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–4
1986   Chris Evert-Lloyd   Steffi Graf 6–3, 6–1
1987   Steffi Graf   Helena Suková 6–2, 6–3
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1988   Gabriela Sabatini   Steffi Graf 2–6, 6–3, 6–1
1989   Steffi Graf   Chris Evert 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
1990   Gabriela Sabatini   Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 7–5
↓  Tier I tournament  ↓
1991   Gabriela Sabatini   Steffi Graf 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
1992   Steffi Graf   Conchita Martínez 3–6, 6–2, 6–0
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1993   Steffi Graf   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–4, 6–3
1994   Steffi Graf   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 7–5
1995   Steffi Graf   Conchita Martínez 6–2, 6–4

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1984   Betsy Nagelsen
  Anne White
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Candy Reynolds
2–6, 6–2, 6–2
1985   Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Svetlana Parkhomenko
  Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 7–6
1986   Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Barbara Potter
7–6, 2–6, 6–2
1987   Svetlana Parkhomenko
  Larisa Savchenko
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Pam Shriver
6–0, 3–6, 6–2
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1988   Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
1989   Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
  Jo Durie
  Mary Joe Fernández
6–4, 6–2
1990   Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
  Elise Burgin
  Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 6–2
↓  Tier I tournament  ↓
1991   Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
  Meredith McGrath
  Anne Smith
6–4, 7–6
1992   Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
  Linda Harvey-Wild
  Conchita Martínez
6–2, 6–2
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1993   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
  Jana Novotná
  Larisa Savchenko
6–2, 6–2
1994   Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Manon Bollegraf
  Helena Suková
6–2, 6–0
1995   Mary Joe Fernández
  Jana Novotná
  Lori McNeil
  Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 6–0

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