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1983 WTA Tour
1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series
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Details
Duration3 January 1983 - 4 March 1984
Edition13th
Tournaments64
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships (2)
Category 4
Category 3
Category 2
Category 1+
Category 1
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Martina Navratilova (18)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Martina Navratilova (19)
Prize money leaderUnited States Martina Navratilova ($1,456,030)
Points leaderUnited States Martina Navratilova (19.606)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Martina Navratilova
Doubles Team of the yearUnited States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
Most improved
player of the year
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
Newcomer of the yearCanada Carling Bassett
1982
1984

The 1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series was the 13th season since the foundation of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced on January 3, 1983, and concluded on March 4, 1984, after 64 events.[1]

The Virginia Slims World Championship Series was the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). It was held in place of the WTA Tour from 1983 until 1987 and featured tournaments that had previously been part of the Toyota Series and the Avon Series.[2] The circuit consisted of 48 tournaments in nine countries, including the four Grand Slam tournaments, and culminated in the season-ending Virginia Slims Championships played in February 1984. ITF tournaments were not part of the tour, although they awarded points for the WTA World Ranking.

Martina Navratilova was the most successful player in both singles and doubles across the season. She won three of the four Grand Slam tournaments in singles, with Chris Evert-Lloyd winning the French Open. In doubles, Navratilova again won all the Grand Slams apart from the French Open, which was collected by Rosalyn Fairbank and Candy Reynolds; Pam Shriver was her partner in all the Grand Slam events. Navratilova won a total of 29 titles in the course of the year and only suffered one defeat in singles, against Kathy Horvath at the French Open.[3] This led to her beginning and ending the year as the WTA number 1.[1] Shriver was her closest challenger with 16 titles, including 14 in doubles events. Players from the United States won 74 of the 125 titles awarded in singles, doubles and mixed doubles; players from Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands and Switzerland each won a solitary title.

Tour changes

Avon, who had been the sponsors of the January to March U.S. winter circuit of the WTA Tour since 1978, announced in 1982 that they would be trimming back their sponsorship of the tour.[4][5]Toyota, who sponsored the international tour for the remaining nine months of the season, also withdrew their support.[6] The 1983 season saw Virginia Slims returning to sponsor a unified worldwide tour after an absence of four years. The company sponsored events between 1970 and 1978 but withdrew their support following disagreements with the organisers of the WTA Tour, the Women's Tennis Association. However the company decided to associate themselves with the women's tennis circuit again in 1983.[1] The tour was therefore known as the Virginia Slims World Championship Series, with 18 events including the US Open held in the United States and a further 12 events in six other countries incorporated under the Virginia Slims brand in a merged season.[2]

Season summary

Singles

World number-one singles player Martina Navratilova, who had won 90 out of 93 matches the previous year, began the 1983 season in great form, winning successive titles in Washington and Houston, defeating Sylvia Hanika in the final on both occasions.[1] The third best player in the world, Andrea Jaeger, won the tournament at Marco Island in Florida; Chris Evert-Lloyd, the world number two, took the title at Palm Beach, also in Florida.

Schedule

The table below shows the 1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series schedule.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
Category 4 events
Category 3 events
Category 2 events
Category 1+ and 1 events
Team events

January

February

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Feb Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/64Q
Singles - Doubles
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
6-4, 6-7, 6-4
United States Ginny Purdy South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
Czechoslovakia Iva Buda?ová
United States Candy Reynolds
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Peanut Louie-Harper
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Jordan
5-7, 6-4, 7-5
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
14 Feb Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, U.S.
Category 3
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
6-3, 6-2
United States Andrea Jaeger United States Pam Shriver
United States Tracy Austin
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
West Germany Bettina Bunge
Australia Wendy Turnbull
West Germany Eva Pfaff
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-1, 6-2
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
Virginia Slims of Pennsylvania
Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Canada Carling Bassett
2-6, 6-0, 6-4
United States Sandy Collins United States Anne White
United States Julie Harrington
Sweden Catrin Jexell
South Africa Beverly Mould
United States Peanut Louie-Harper
United States Lea Antonoplis
South Africa Beverly Mould
Australia Elizabeth Sayers
7-6, 4-6, 7-5
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Australia Susan Leo
21 Feb Ridgewood Open
Ridgewood, NJ, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Alycia Moulton
6-4, 6-2
Sweden Catrin Jexell Peru Laura Arraya
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
France Corinne Vanier
Australia Susan Leo
Sweden Lena Sandin
Switzerland Petra Delhees
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Jordan
6-3, 6-4
United States Sherry Acker
United States Ann Henricksson
Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, California, U.S.
Category 3
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
West Germany Bettina Bunge
6-3, 6-3
West Germany Sylvia Hanika Hungary Andrea Temesvári
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Tracy Austin
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Anne Smith
United States Pam Shriver
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Eva Pfaff
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
28 Feb Congoleum Classic
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Category 1
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
6-3, 7-5
Canada Carling Bassett United States Kathy Jordan
United States Michelle Torres
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Wendy White
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Ann Kiyomura
6-2, 6-4
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
Netherlands Betty Stöve
Virginia Slims of Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Kathleen Horvath
6-4, 6-3
Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherská United States Sherry Acker
Hong Kong Patricia Hy-Boulais
Czechoslovakia Iva Buda?ová
United States Vicki Nelson Dunbar
United States Kim Sands
United States Jenny Klitch
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
6-4, 7-6
United States Alycia Moulton
United States Paula Smith

March

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Mar Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, U.S.
Category 3
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
6-4, 6-0
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Pam Shriver
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United Kingdom Jo Durie
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-3, 6-2
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Pittsburgh Open
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Ginny Purdy
6-2, 7-5
Brazil Cláudia Monteiro United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Amy Holton
Peru Pilar Vásquez
United States Gretchen Magers
United States Beth Norton
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
6-3, 6-2
Poland Iwona Kuczy?ska
United States Trey Lewis
14 Mar Virginia Slims of Boston
Boston, U.S.
Category 3
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Australia Wendy Turnbull
4-6, 3-6, 6-4
West Germany Sylvia Hanika United States Billie Jean King
United States Tracy Austin
United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Wendy White-Prausa
United States Barbara Potter
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Ann Kiyomura
6-1, 6-2
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
21 Mar Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, U.S.
$350,000 - Carpet (i) - 16S/6D
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
6-2, 6-0
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd United States Billie Jean King
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Pam Shriver
United States Tracy Austin
United States Barbara Potter
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
7-5, 6-2
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Eva Pfaff
28 Mar Bridgestone Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 8D
Doubles
United States Billie Jean King
United States Sharon Walsh
6-1, 6-1
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
United States Kiyomura / United States Smith
United States Allen / Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jau?ovec
United States Antonoplis / United States Jordan
United Kingdom Hobbs / Australia Leo
Brazil Medrado / Brazil Monteiro
United States Casals / Australia Turnbull

April

May

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 May Italian Open
Perugia, Italy
Category 3
$150,000 - Clay - 56S/32D
Singles - Doubles
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
6-1, 6-0
United States Bonnie Gadusek United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Kathy Rinaldi
Canada Christiane Jolissaint
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Peru Laura Arraya
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6-3, 2-6, 6-1
Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
France Catherine Tanvier
9 May Swiss Open
Lugano, Switzerland
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 64S/32D
Singles - Doubles
The singles event was cancelled after the third round due to rain.[7][A]
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
6-2, 3-6, 7-5
Switzerland Petra Delhees
Brazil Patricia Medrado
16 May German Open
Berlin, Germany
Category 3
$150,000 - Clay - 56S/29D
Singles - Doubles
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6-4, 7-6(7-1)
United States Kathleen Horvath Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Andrea Jaeger
United States Pam Casale
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
West Germany Bettina Bunge
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United Kingdom Hobbs
6-4, 7-6(7-2)
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch

West Germany Eva Pfaff

23 May French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$625,000 - Clay - 128S/64Q/64D/48X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Draw
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6-1, 6-2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jau?ovec United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Andrea Jaeger
United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Tracy Austin
United States Gretchen Magers
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
5-7, 7-5, 6-3
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
United States Barbara Jordan
United States Eliot Teltscher
6-2, 6-3
United States Leslie Allen
United States Charles Buzz Strode

June

July

August

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Aug U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Category 4
$200,000 - Clay - 56S/32D
Singles - Doubles
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
6-2, 6-2
United States Zina Garrison Romania Virginia Ruzici
Argentina Kathy Rinaldi
United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Bonnie Gadusek
Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Kathleen Horvath
Romania Virginia Ruzici
7-5, 6-4
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Beth Herr
8 Aug Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, U.S.
Category 3
$150,000 - Hard - 56S/32D
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 6-3
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd United States Pam Shriver
United States Kate Latham
United States Wendy White-Prausa
United States Alycia Moulton
United States Elise Burgin
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-1, 6-0
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Romania Virginia Ruzici
15 Aug Player's Canadian Open
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Category 4
$200,000 - Hard - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
6-4, 4-6, 6-1
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Elise Burgin
United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Andrea Jaeger
United States Kathy Jordan
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
United States Andrea Jaeger
6-4, 5-7, 7-5
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
22 Aug Virginia Slims of New Jersey
Mahwah, New Jersey, U.S.
Category 2
$125,000 - Hard - 56S/32D
Singles - Doubles
United Kingdom Jo Durie
2-6, 7-5, 6-4
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková United States Barbara Potter
United States Camille Benjamin
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Czechoslovakia Iva Buda?ová
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Sharon Walsh
4-6, 7-5, 6-3
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
29 Aug US Open
Flushing Meadows, New York, U.S.
Grand Slam
$800,000 - Hard - 128S/64Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 6-3
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd United States Pam Shriver
United Kingdom Jo Durie
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Andrea Jaeger
Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-7, 6-1, 6-3
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
Australia Elizabeth Sayers
Australia John Fitzgerald
3-6, 6-3, 6-4
United States Barbara Potter
United States Ferdi Taygan

September

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 Sep Queen's Grand Prix
Tokyo, Japan
Category 3
$175,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S
Singles
United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
6-2, 5-7, 6-1
United States Andrea Jaeger United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Alycia Moulton
United States Beth Herr
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
United States Leigh-Anne Thompson
United States Vicki Nelson Dunbar
Virginia Slims of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
6-2, 0-6, 7-5
United States Felicia Raschiatore United States Paula Smith
Canada Lilian Drescher
United Kingdom Sara Gomer
United States Kate Latham
Australia Elizabeth Minter
Brazil Cláudia Monteiro
Brazil Cláudia Monteiro
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
6-1, 3-6, 6-4
United Kingdom Amanda Brown
Australia Brenda Remilton
19 Sep Central Fidelity Banks International
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Category 3
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
6-4, 5-7, 6-4
United States Kathy Jordan United States Barbara Potter
United States Wendy White-Prausa
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Kim Sands
United States Bobbie Gadusek
United States Camille Benjamin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
6-7(3-7), 6-2, 6-1
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Barbara Potter
Virginia Slims of Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Australia Elizabeth Sayers
6-3, 6-1
Australia Anne Minter United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Barbara Gerken
United States Molly Van Nostrand
United States Maeve Quinlan
United States Lori McNeil
Australia Chris O'Neil
United States Sandy Collins
Australia Elizabeth Sayers
7-5, 7-6
Australia Chris O'Neil
Australia Brenda Remilton
26 Sep US Indoors
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Category 3
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Kim Shaefer
6-4, 6-3
West Germany Sylvia Hanika Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Pam Shriver
Canada Carling Bassett
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Zina Garrison
United States Leslie Allen
United States Billie Jean King
United States Sharon Walsh
3-6, 6-3, 6-4
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Barbara Potter
Bakersfield Open
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
South Africa Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold
6-4, 6-1
United States Julie Harrington United States Lori McNeil
Peru Pilar Vásquez
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Ann Henricksson
United States Debbie Spence
Sweden Lena Sandin
United States Kylie Copeland
United States Lori McNeil
6-4, 6-3
United States Ann Henricksson
Brazil Pat Medrado

October

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Octr Virginia Slims of Detroit
Detroit, U.S.
Category 3
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Romania Virginia Ruzici
4-6, 6-4, 6-2
United States Kathy Jordan United States Sharon Walsh
United States Zina Garrison
United States Barbara Potter
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Barbara Potter
6-4, 6-1
United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
10 Oct Borden Classic
Tokyo, Japan
Category 1
$75,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
6-1, 6-3
Peru Laura Arraya Japan Etsuko Inoue
United States Micki Schillig
United States Shelley Solomon
Japan Kumiko Okamoto
Japan Masako Yanagi
United States Tina Mochizuki
Australia Chris O'Neil
Australia Pam Whytcross
5-7, 7-6, 6-3
Australia Brenda Remilton
Japan Naoko Sat?
Florida Federal Open
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Category 3
$150,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
6-3, 6-2
United States Pam Shriver United States Zina Garrison
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Debbie Spence
United States Elise Burgin
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-0, 6-1
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Wendy White-Prausa
17 Oct Daihatsu Challenge
Brighton, United Kingdom
Category 3
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6-1, 6-1
United Kingdom Jo Durie Hungary Andrea Temesvári
United States Pam Shriver
France Catherine Tanvier
France Marie-Christine Calleja
United States Ann Kiyomura
United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
United States Pam Shriver
7-5, 6-4
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Ann Kiyomura
Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Category 1
$50,000 - Hard - S/D
Singles - Doubles
Japan Etsuko Inoue
6-2, 5-7, 6-1
United States Shelley Solomon West Germany Myriam Schropp
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Japan Masako Yanagi
Japan Emiko Okagawa
United States Tina Mochizuki
United States Kathy O'Brien
Australia Chris O'Neil
Australia Pam Whytcross
6-3, 7-5
United States Helena Manset
United States Miki Schillig
24 Oct Porsche Classic
Stuttgart, West Germany
Category 3
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 6-2
France Catherine Tanvier West Germany Eva Pfaff
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
Sweden Catrin Jexell
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Candy Reynolds
6-2, 6-1
Romania Virginia Ruzici
France Catherine Tanvier

November

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Nov Lynda Carter Maybelline Classic
Deerfield Beach, Florida, U.S.
Category 2
$125,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6-0, 6-4
United States Bonnie Gadusek United States Anne Smith
United States Pam Casale
United States Michelle Torres
United States Kim Sands
United States Beth Herr
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Wendy White-Prausa
6-1, 3-6, 6-3
United States Pam Casale
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
Ginny Championships
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 15S/5D
Singles - Doubles
United States Kathleen Horvath
4-6, 6-2, 7-6(7-1)
Canada Carling Bassett South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
United States Sandy Collins
United States Anne Hobbs
United States Julie Harrington
United States Ginny Purdy
Australia Elizabeth Sayers
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
5-7, 7-5, 6-3
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Jordan
14 Nov National Panasonic Open
Brisbane, Australia
Category 3
$150,000 - Grass - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
United States Pam Shriver
6-4, 7-5
Australia Wendy Turnbull United Kingdom Jo Durie
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
France Catherine Suire
West Germany Eva Pfaff
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-3, 6-4
United States Pam Shriver
United States Sharon Walsh
21 Nov NSW Building Society Open
Sydney, Australia
Category 3
$150,000 - Grass - 56S/32D
Singles - Doubles
United Kingdom Jo Durie
6-3, 7-5
United States Kathy Jordan Australia Elizabeth Sayers
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Gigi Fernández
France Sophie Amiach
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
West Germany Eva Pfaff
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-4, 6-3
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
28 Nov Marlboro Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$500,000 - Grass - 64S/32Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
6-2, 7-6(7-5)
United States Kathy Jordan United States Pam Shriver
United States Zina Garrison
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Canada Carling Bassett
Australia Wendy Turnbull
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-4, 6-7(2-7), 6-2
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Australia Wendy Turnbull

December

No events were held this month

January 1984

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Jan Virginia Slims of Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Jenny Klitch
6-2, 6-1
United States Pam Teeguarden United States Kathleen Cummings
United States Sandra Cecchini
France Nathalie Herreman
Romania Lucia Romanov
France Marie-Christine Calleja
United States Trey Lewis
United States Sherry Acker
United States Candy Reynolds
5-7, 7-6, 7-6
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Paula Smith
Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, U.S.
Category 3
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
6-1, 6-1
United States Zina Garrison United States Pam Casale
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Barbara Potter
United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6-1, 6-7(7-9), 6-2
United States Leslie Allen
United States Anne White
9 Jan Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, California, U.S.
Category 3
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
7-6(8-6), 3-6, 6-4
United States Martina Navratilova Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Pam Shriver
United States Zina Garrison
West Germany Eva Pfaff
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Andrea Jaeger
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-2, 6-3
United States Rosie Casals
United States Alycia Moulton
Virginia Slims of Pennsylvania
Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
6-4, 6-0
United States Beth Herr United States Camille Benjamin
United Kingdom Amanda Brown
United States Kathrin Keil
Peru Laura Arraya
Australia Anne Minter
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherská
Czechoslovakia Kate?ina Böhmová
6-1, 6-3
United States Ann Henricksson
United States Nancy Yeargin
16 Jan Virginia Slims of Denver
Denver, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
6-1, 6-1
United States Kim Sands France Sophie Amiach
Peru Laura Arraya
Soviet Union Natascia Reva
Peru Vicki Nelson-Dunbar
United Kingdom Amanda Brown
Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherská
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
6-2, 6-3
United States Sherry Acker
United States Candy Reynolds
23 Jan Avon Cup
Marco Island, Florida, U.S.
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Bonnie Gadusek
3-6, 6-0, 6-4
United States Kathleen Horvath United States Camille Benjamin
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Zina Garrison
Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
United States Pam Casale
Peru Laura Arraya
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6-2, 6-3
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
United States Andrea Jaeger
Pittsburgh Open
Pittsburgh, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Andrea Leand
0-6, 6-2, 6-4
France Pascale Paradis South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Peanut Louie-Harper
France Catherine Suire
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
United States Lea Antonoplis
Japan Etsuko Inoue
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
6-2, 6-3
United States Anna-Maria Fernandez
United States Trey Lewis
30 Jan Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, U.S.
Category 2
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
6-4, 6-2
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Barbara Potter
United States Andrea Jaeger
United States Zina Garrison
United States Carling Bassett
West Germany Eva Pfaff
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jau?ovec
United States Anne White
6-4, 3-6, 7-6(7-4)
United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, U.S.
Ginny Circuit - Category 1+
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States JoAnne Russell
7-6, 6-2
France Pascale Paradis Brazil Pat Medrado
United States Terry Holladay
France Corrinne Vanier
South Africa Beverly Mould
Italy Sandra Cecchini
United States Nancy Yeargin
Brazil Cláudia Monteiro
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
6-4, 6-7, 7-5
South Africa Beverly Mould
Australia Elizabeth Sayers

February 1984

Rankings

Singles

Below are the 1983 WTA year-end rankings (December 5, 1983) in singles competition:

WTA Singles year-end ranking[8]
No Player Name Points 1982 Change
1  Martina Navratilova (TCH) 19.606 1 =
2  Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) 17.768 2 =
3  Andrea Jaeger (USA) 11.558 3 =
4  Tracy Austin (USA) 10.233 4 =
5  Pam Shriver (USA) 10.094 6 +1
6  Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 10.088 10 +4
7  Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 9.459 5 -2
8  Jo Durie (GBR) 9.287 28 +20
9  Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 8.965 7 -2
10  Andrea Temesvári (HUN) 8.907 33 +23
11  Bettina Bunge (FRG) 8.858 9 -2
12  Zina Garrison (USA) 8.576 16 NR
13  Kathy Jordan (USA) 7.153 21 +8
14  Kathy Rinaldi (USA) 6.711 15 +1
15  Kathleen Horvath (USA) 6.511 49 +34
16  Helena Suková (TCH) 6.393 25 +9
17  Ivanna Madruga (ARG) 6.146 34 +17
18  Bonnie Gadusek (USA) 6.137 18 =
19  Virginia Ruzici (ROU) 6.123 11 -8
20  Carling Bassett (CAN) 5.110 NR NR

Virginia Slims Singles year-end ranking[9]
No Player Name Points
1  Martina Navratilova (TCH) 4,610
2  Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) 2,574
3  Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 2,310
4  Pam Shriver (USA) 2,130
5  Andrea Jaeger (USA) 1,910
6  Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 1,850
7  Jo Durie (GBR) 1,800
8  Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 1,795
9  Zina Garrison (USA) 1,635
10  Kathy Jordan (USA) 1,534
11  Barbara Potter (USA) 1,510
12  Andrea Temesvári (HUN) 1,455
13  Carling Bassett (CAN) 1,439
14  Helena Suková (TCH) 1,409
15  Kathleen Horvath (USA) 1,398
16  Virginia Ruzici (ROU) 1,340
17  Eva Pfaff (FRG) 1,190
18  Yvonne Vermaak (RSA) 1,150
19  Bonnie Gadusek (USA) 1,145
20  Kathy Rinaldi (USA) 1,145

Points distribution

Virginia Slims ranking points distribution.

Category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128
Grand Slam Singles 400 250 200 150 100 50 25 15
Doubles 150 120 90 75 50 32 15 -
VS Championships Singles 400 250 200 150 100 - - -
Category 4 Singles 250 150 130 100 65 30 15 10
Doubles 115 90 70 50 35 22 8 -
Category 3 Singles 200 110 90 60 35 20 10 5
Doubles 80 60 45 30 17 8 -
Category 2 Singles 100 70 50 25 15 9 5 2
Doubles 60 40 30 20 10 4 - -
Category 1+ Singles 85 65 45 23 13 5 - -
Doubles 45 35 25 16 8 - - -
Category 1 Singles 75 50 30 15 8 - - -
Doubles 38 28 17 8 4 - - -

Statistical information

Titles won by player

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series: the Grand Slam tournaments, the Year-end championships and regular events. The players/nations are sorted by:

  1. total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);
  2. highest amount of highest category tournaments (for example, having a single Grand Slam gives preference over any kind of combination without a Grand Slam title);
  3. a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
  4. alphabetical order (by family names for players).
Total titles Player Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Regular
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed
29 United States Martina Navratilova
3 3 1 1 12 9 16 13
15 United States Pam Shriver
3 1 2 9 2 13
8 United States Candy Reynolds
1 7 8
7 United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
1 5 1 6 1
7 United States Sharon Walsh
7 7
6 South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
1 1 4 1 5
5 United States Billie Jean King
1 4 1 4
5 United Kingdom Jo Durie
2 3 2 4
5 United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
1 4 1 4
4 Australia Elizabeth Sayers
1 1 2 1 2 1
4 South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
2 2 2 2
4 Australia Wendy Turnbull
1 1 2 1 2 1
3 United States Barbara Jordan
1 2 2 1
3 Hungary Andrea Temesvári
3 3
3 United States Kathleen Horvath
2 1 2 1
3 United States Alycia Moulton
2 1 2 1
3 West Germany Bettina Bunge
1 2 1 2
3 United States Andrea Jaeger
1 2 1 2
3 Romania Virginia Ruzici
1 2 1 2
3 Australia Pam Whytcross
3 3
2 United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
2 2
2 United States Lea Antonoplis
2 2
2 United States Kathy Jordan
2 2
2 United States Ann Kiyomura
2 2
2 West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
2 2
2 Australia Chris O'Neil
2 2
2 West Germany Eva Pfaff
2 2
2 United States Barbara Potter
2 2
1 Japan Etsuko Inoue
1 1
1 South Africa Beverly Mould
1 1
1 South Africa Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold
1 1
1 France Pascale Paradis
1 1
1 United States Ginny Purdy
1 1
1 United States Kim Shaefer
1 1
1 France Catherine Tanvier
1 1
1 Canada Carling Bassett
1 1
1 United States Sandy Collins
1 1
1 United States Kylie Copeland
1 1
1 United States Mary-Lou Daniels
1 1
1 United States Bonnie Gadusek
1 1
1 Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
1 1
1 United States Lori McNeil
1 1
1 Netherlands Marcella Mesker
1 1
1 Brazil Cláudia Monteiro
1 1
1 New Zealand Chris Newton
1 1
1 United States Anne Smith
1 1
1 United States Paula Smith
1 1
1 United Kingdom Virginia Wade
1 1
1 United States Wendy White-Prausa
1 1

Titles won by nation

Total titles Country Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Regular
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed
74  United States
4 4 1 1 1 29 34 34 39 1
12 South Africa South Africa
1 5 6 5 7
11  Australia
2 2 7 2 7 2
10  United Kingdom
3 7 3 7
4 West Germany Germany
1 3 1 3
3 Hungary Hungary
3 3
3 Romania Romania
1 2 1 2
2  France
2 2
1  Brazil
1 1
1  Canada
1 1
1  Japan
1 1
1  New Zealand
1 1
1  Netherlands
1 1
1   Switzerland
1 1

The following players won their first title in singles (S), doubles (D) or mixed doubles (X):

The following players mounted a successful title defence in singles (S), doubles (D) or mixed doubles (X):

  • United States Martina Navratilova - Washington (S), Chicago (S,D), Dallas (S,D), New York Masters (D), Hilton Head (S,D), Orlando (S), Eastbourne (S,D), Wimbledon (S, D), Montreal (S), Stuttgart (S, D), Australian Open (D)
  • United States Chris Evert-Lloyd - Palm Beach (S), Amelia Island (S), Deerfield Beach (S)
  • United States Billie Jean King (S)
  • United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss - Borden Classic (S)
  • United States Pam Shriver - Houston (D), Chicago (D), Dallas (D), New York Masters (D), Eastbourne (D), Wimbledon (D), Brighton (D), Australian Open (D)
  • United States Sharon Walsh - New Jersey (D)
  • United States Candy Reynolds - Richmond (D)

Retirements

The following are notable players who announced their retirement from women's tennis in 1983.

See also

Notes

  • A The tournament was halted by rain delays on 23 occasions over the first five days.[11] The tournament was eventually cancelled after players rejected the officials attempts to move the tournament indoors.[12]
  • Martina Navratilova only lost one match during the whole year, against Kathleen Horvath in the fourth round of the French Open.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Tourney has Premier Field". Herald Journal. January 2, 1983 – via Google News Archive.
  2. ^ a b "Virginia Slims back in tennis". The New York Times. April 27, 1982.
  3. ^ "Navratilova loses; McEnroe fined $3000". St. Petersburg Times. May 29, 1983. p. 7C – via Google News Archive.
  4. ^ "Avon expected to trim sponsorship of women's tennis". Ocala Star Banner. March 29, 1982. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ "It's Official: Avon, Women's Tour Part Ways". St. Petersburg Times. March 30, 1982. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ "WTA Tour Gets New Format, Old Backer". The Palm Beach Post. April 27, 1982. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ "Lugano 1983". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010.
  8. ^ "Womens International Computer Rankings" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association (WTA). 5 December 1983. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968-84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. p. 515.
  10. ^ "Leslie Allen withdraws, Anne Smith retires - on same day". St. Petersburg Times. June 7, 1983. Retrieved 2010.
  11. ^ "Lloyd turns back Jaeger in finals". Lakeland Ledger. May 14, 1953. Retrieved 2010.
  12. ^ "Top seed may withdraw from Italian tournament". Ottawa Citizen. May 17, 1983. Retrieved 2010.

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