1989 Virginia Slims of Moscow

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The Virginia Slims of Moscow (Russian: Московский турнир «Вирджиния Слимз»; after the title sponsor of that year's WTA tour) was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Soviet Union, that was part of the Category 2 tier of the 1989 Virginia Slims World Championship Series (1989 WTA Tour).

1989 Virginia Slims of Moscow
DateOctober 8–15
CategoryCategory 2
Prize money$100,000
SurfaceCarpet (i)
LocationMoscow, Soviet Union
VenueOlympic Stadium
United States Gretchen Magers
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko / Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
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It was held from October 8 through 15, 1989.[1] It was the inaugural edition of the WTA tournament[1] later known as the St. Petersburg Open and the Moscow Ladies Open.



  Gretchen Magers defeated   Natasha Zvereva 6–3, 6–4[2][1]

  • It was Magers's 1st WTA singles title of the year and the 3rd and last of her career.


  Larisa Savchenko /   Natasha Zvereva defeated   Nathalie Herreman /   Catherine Suire 6–3, 6–4[1]

  • It was Savchenko/Zvereva's 4th WTA doubles title of the year and the 6th of the pair's career.


  1. ^ a b c d "ОТ МЕЙДЖЕРС ДО НОВОТНОЙ / Краткая история турниров WTA Tour в России". Sport Express. 1998-10-19. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  2. ^ "WTA Moscow Ladies Open - Women's Singles". Grand Slam History. Retrieved 2018-10-18.

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