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1986 WTA Tour
1986 Virginia Slims World Championship Series
MartinaNavratilovaSept2011.jpg
Martina Navratilova in 2011. She won the most tournaments that year in this series.
Details
DurationMarch 24, 1986 - November 24, 1986
Edition16th
Tournaments41
CategoriesGrand Slam (3)
WTA Championships
Tour Events (37)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Martina Navratilova (9)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Martina Navratilova (11)
Prize money leaderUnited States Martina Navratilova $1,905,841
Points leaderUnited States Martina Navratilova 280.4807
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
West Germany Steffi Graf
Newcomer of the yearUnited States Stephanie Rehe
1985
1987

The 1986 Virginia Slims World Championship Series[1] was the 14th season since the foundation of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced in March 24, 1986, and concluded in December, 1986 after 41 events. The season was abbreviated in order to return the tour to a calendar year basis.

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. It included the four Grand Slam tournaments and a series of other events. ITF tournaments were not part of the tour, although they awarded points for the WTA World Ranking. No Australian Open was held during 1986 due to the tournament start date being moved from November to January.


Schedule

The table below shows the 1986 Virginia Slims World Championship Series schedule.

March

April

May

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 May Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, United States
$150,000 - Clay (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
6-4, 2-6, 6-4
United States Kathy Rinaldi Peru Laura Gildemeister
United States Pam Casale
United States Kate Gompert
United States Wendy White
United States Zina Garrison
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-2, 6-4
United States Elise Burgin
United States JoAnne Russell
Barcelona Open
Barcelona, Spain
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Austria Petra Huber
7-6(7-4), 6-0
Italy Laura Garrone Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Brazil Pat Medrado
France Nathalie Herreman
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Sweden Carina Karlsson
France Isabelle Demongeot
Czechoslovakia Iva Buda?ová
France Catherine Tanvier
6-2, 6-1
France Nathalie Herreman
France Corrinne Vanier
12 May German Open
Berlin, Germany
$150,000 - Clay - 56S/29D
Singles - Doubles
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-2, 6-3
United States Martina Navratilova West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Austria Petra Huber
West Germany Bettina Bunge
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
West Germany Steffi Graf
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
7-5, 6-2
United States Martina Navratilova
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
19 May European Open
Lugano, Switzerland
$100,000 - Clay - 56S/32D
Singles - Doubles
Italy Raffaella Reggi
5-7, 6-3, 7-6(8-6)
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole?
West Germany Bettina Bunge
Greece Angelikí Kanellopoúlou
Canada Helen Kelesi
United States Terry Phelps
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Elise Burgin
United States Betsy Nagelsen
6-2, 6-3
Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Janine Thompson
26 May French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$1,150,000 - Clay - 128S/64Q/64D/64X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
2-6, 6-3, 6-3
United States Martina Navratilova Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Mary Joe Fernández
West Germany Steffi Graf
Canada Carling Bassett
United States Martina Navratilova
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
6-1, 6-2
West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Ken Flach
3-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-3
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Australia Mark Edmondson

June

July

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Jul Ellesse Grand Prix
Perugia, Italy
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
France Nathalie Herreman
6-2, 6-4
Switzerland Csilla Bartos-Cserepy Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole?
Italy Laura Garrone
West Germany Isabel Cueto
Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
Italy Lorenza Jachia
Argentina Bettina Fulco
Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Netherlands Nicole Muns-Jagerman
6-4, 6-4
Switzerland Csilla Bartos-Cserepy
United States Amy Holton
14 Jul Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
$150,000 - Grass - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Pam Shriver
6-4, 6-2
United States Lori McNeil United States Cammy Macgregor
United States Anne White
Brazil Cláudia Monteiro
United States Wendy White
Argentina Adriana Villagrán
United States Terry Holladay
United States Terry Holladay
United States Heather Ludloff
6-1, 6-7(4-7), 6-3
United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Gretchen Magers
Elektra Cup
Bregenz, Austria
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
Italy Sandra Cecchini
6-4, 6-0
Argentina Mariana Perez-Rolden Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
West Germany Isabel Cueto
Austria Barbara Paulus
Czechoslovakia Olga Votávová
West Germany Gabriela Dinu
Austria Petra Huber
West Germany Petra Keppeler
6-2, 6-4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole?
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
21 Jul Federation Cup
Zürich, Switzerland
Team event
Clay
 United States
2-1
 Czechoslovakia
 Argentina
 West Germany
 Australia
 Austria
 Bulgaria
 Italy
North Face Open Berkeley
Berkeley, California, United States
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Melissa Gurney
6-1, 6-3
United States Barbara Gerken United States Beverly Bowes-Hackney
United States Elly Hakami
South Africa Monica Reinach
United Kingdom Monique Javer
United States Kris Kinney
United States Camille Benjamin
United States Beth Herr
United States Alycia Moulton
6-1, 6-2
United States Amy Holton
South Africa Elna Reinach
28 Jul Virginia Slims of San Diego
San Diego, California, United States
$75,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Melissa Gurney
6-2, 6-4
United States Stephanie Rehe United States Kate Gompert
United States Caroline Kuhlman
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Betsy Nagelsen
South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg
United States Debbie Spence
United States Beth Herr
United States Alycia Moulton
5-7, 6-2, 6-4
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank

August

September

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Sep Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D
Singles
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-4, 6-2
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva France Catherine Tanvier
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Wendy White
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Robin White
United States Melissa Gurney
West Germany Bettina Bunge
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-1, 6-7(4-7), 6-2
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
15 Sep Eckerd Open
Tampa, Florida United States
$150,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Lori McNeil
2-6, 7-5, 2-6
United States Zina Garrison United States Terry Phelps
United States Michelle Torres
United States Elise Burgin
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Marianne Werdel
United States Kate Gompert
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
7-5, 6-2
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Kim Sands
Athens Open
Athens, Greece
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
7-5, 6-1
Greece Angelikí Kanellopoúlou Italy Laura Garrone
Argentina Mariana Perez-Rolden
West Germany Isabel Cueto
Austria Judith Polz
Switzerland Lilian Drescher
Italy Federica Bonsignori
West Germany Isabel Cueto
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4-6, 6-2, 6-4
West Germany Silke Meier
West Germany Wiltrud Probst
22 Sep Virginia Slims of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
$75,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Lori McNeil
6-0, 6-1
United States Beth Herr South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg
United States Mary-Lou Piatek
United States Tina Mochizuki
United States Peanut Louie-Harper
United States Wendy White
Australia Janine Tremelling
United States Camille Benjamin
South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg
7-6(7-4), 7-5
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
29 Sep Virginia Slims of New Orleans
New Orleans, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 4-6, 6-2
United States Pam Shriver United States Zina Garrison
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Terry Phelps
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Peru Laura Gildemeister
United States Kate Gompert
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Anne Smith
6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Hewlett-Packard Trophy
Hilversum, Netherlands
$75,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6-2, 7-5
France Catherine Tanvier Italy Raffaella Reggi
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
France Nathalie Herreman
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Netherlands Nicole Muns-Jagerman
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Kathy Jordan
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
France Catherine Tanvier

October

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Oct European Indoors
Zürich, Switzerland
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
West Germany Steffi Graf
4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková West Germany Eva Pfaff
United States Lori McNeil
United States Stephanie Rehe
United States Grace Kim
Peru Laura Gildemeister
United States Zina Garrison
West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
1-6, 6-4, 6-4
United States Lori McNeil
United States Alycia Moulton
Taipei Women's Championships
Taipei, Taiwan
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Hong Kong Patricia Hy
6-7(6-8), 6-2, 6-3
Argentina Adriana Villagrán United States Barbara Gerken
West Germany Wiltrud Probst
Canada Helen Kelesi
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Hu Na
Australia Susan Leo
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Gerken
6-1, 6-2
United States Gigi Fernández
Australia Susan Leo
13 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, West Germany
$175,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
6-2, 6-3
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková United States Pam Shriver
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Ann Henricksson
United States Robin White
United States Zina Garrison
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
7-6(7-5), 6-4
United States Zina Garrison
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Suntory Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Canada Helen Kelesi
6-2, 6-2
Argentina Bettina Fulco Japan Masako Yanagi
United States Beth Herr
United States Gigi Fernández
Japan Etsuko Inoue
Japan Kumiko Okamoto
Brazil Neige Dias
United States Susan Mascarin
United States Betsy Nagelsen
7-5, 5-7, 6-3
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Gerken
20 Oct Pretty Polly Classic
Brighton, United Kingdom
$200,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-3, 6-3
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Robin White
United Kingdom Jo Durie
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
West Germany Steffi Graf
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6-4, 6-4
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
France Catherine Tanvier
Singapore Women's Open
Singapore
$50,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Gigi Fernández
6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Argentina Mercedes Paz Hong Kong Patricia Hy
Australia Nicole Bradtke
Canada Helen Kelesi
Sweden Maria Lindström
Japan Akiko Kijimuta
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Anna-Maria Fernandez
Australia Julie Richardson
6-3, 6-2
United States Sandy Collins
United States Sharon Walsh
27 Oct Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
$75,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Zina Garrison
6-3, 6-3
United States Melissa Gurney United States Barbara Potter
Australia Dianne Balestrat
United States Wendy Prausa
United States Susan Sloane-Lundy
United States Ginny Purdy
United States Kim Shaefer
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
4-5, ret.
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Anne Smith

November

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Nov Virginia Slims of New England
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
$250,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/28D
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
6-2, 6-2
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková United States Pam Shriver
West Germany Bettina Bunge
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Alycia Moulton
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Lori McNeil
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-3, 6-1
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Virginia Slims of Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
$75,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Kathy Rinaldi
6-4, 6-7(7-9), 6-0
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva West Germany Silke Meier
Brazil Neige Dias
United States Marianne Werdel
Australia Elizabeth Minter
United States Beth Herr
United States Ann Henricksson
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
6-2, 1-6, 6-1
Czechoslovakia Iva Buda?ová
United States Beth Herr
10 Nov Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/14D
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
7-5, 7-5
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková United States Zina Garrison
United States Pam Shriver
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Kathy Rinaldi
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-5), 6-3
West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Honda Classic
San Juan, Puerto Rico
$75,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Italy Raffaella Reggi
7-6(7-4), 4-6, 6-3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole? United States Gigi Fernández
United States Marianne Werdel
United States Lori McNeil
West Germany Silke Meier
United States Camille Benjamin
Switzerland Lilian Drescher
United States Lori McNeil
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6-2, 3-6, 6-4
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
17 Nov Virginia Slims Championships
Chicago, IL, United States
$500,000 - Carpet (i) - 16S/8D
Singles - Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova
7-6(8-6), 6-3, 6-2
West Germany Steffi Graf United States Pam Shriver
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
West Germany Bettina Bunge
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
7-6(7-1), 6-3
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

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 1986 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

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

Rankings

Below are the 1986 WTA year-end rankings (December 21, 1986) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1985 Change
1  Martina Navratilova (USA) 280.4807 1 =
2  Chris Evert (USA) 231.3610 2 =
3  Steffi Graf (FRG) 201.5582 6 +3
4  Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 120.2212 3 -1
5  Pam Shriver (USA) 105.0486 4 -1
6  Helena Suková (TCH) 105.0105 9 +3
7  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 77.6406 5 -2
8  Kathy Rinaldi (USA) 66.3091 11 +3
9  Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 62.3303 12 +3
10  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 60.2089 7 -3
11  Zina Garrison (USA) 56.2920 8 -3
12  Bettina Bunge (FRG) 46.8175 23 +11
13  Bonnie Gadusek (USA) 42.1743 10 -3
14  Lori McNeil (USA) 39.9400 93 +79
15  Kathy Jordan (USA) 37.6000 19 +4
16  Robin White (USA) 37.4706 32 +16
17  Catarina Lindqvist (SWE) 33.5397 13 -4
18  Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 32.5311 14 -4
19  Stephanie Rehe (USA) 32.1875 18 -1
20  Carling Bassett (CAN) 30.2805 15 -5
Doubles Year-end Ranking[3]
No Player Name Points 1985 Change
1  Martina Navratilova (USA) 535.5814 2 +1
2  Pam Shriver (USA) 517.8715 1 -1
3  Helena Suková (TCH) 314.8571 3 =
4  Steffi Graf (FRG) 285.5536 50 +46
5  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 284.1027 4 -1
6  Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 265.3746 8 +2
7  Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 235.0833 6 -1
8  Elizabeth Smylie (AUS) 224.3523 7 -1
9  Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 221.9874 54 +45
10  Kathy Jordan (USA) 166.6954 5 -5
11  Elise Burgin (USA) 163.4288 16 +5
12  Rosalyn Fairbank (RSA) 133.8172 15 +3
13  Andrea Temesvári (HUN) 137.8000 13 =
14  Chris Evert (USA) 135.4000 11 -3
15  Betsy Nagelsen (USA) 163.0163 24 +9
16  Catherine Tanvier (FRA) 122.1875 37 +21
17  Gigi Fernández (USA) 117.7792 10 -7
18  Zina Garrison (USA) 115.6818 44 +26
19  Bettina Bunge (FRG) 114.4018 23 +4
20  Anne White (USA) 113.3373 22 +2

See also

References

  1. ^ Granberry, Mike (February 4, 1986). "Tennis Pro's Plan: Have Baby and Win: "I'll Feel That I've Done Something Really Big," Kim Shaefer Says". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1986" (PDF). WTA. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1986" (PDF). WTA. Retrieved .

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