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Virginia Slims of Kansas
VS of Kansas
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameVS of Kansas (1978, 1983-89)
Avon Championships of Kansas (1980-82)
Breyers Tennis Classic (1990)
TourWTA Tour (1978-90)
Founded1978
Abolished1990
Editions10
SurfaceHard (1978, 1988-90)
Carpet (1980-82, 1986-87)
Hard (1983)

The Virginia Slims of Kansas is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1978 to 1990. It was held in Kansas City, Kansas in the United States from 1978 to 1983 and in Wichita, Kansas in the United States from 1986 to 1990 and was played on indoor hard courts in 1978 and from 1988 to 1990, on indoor carpet courts from 1980 to 1982 and from 1986 to 1987, and on outdoor hard courts in 1983.

Martina Navratilova was the most successful player at the tournament, winning the singles competition three times and the doubles competitions twice partnering American Billie Jean King.

Past finals

Singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1978 United States Martina Navratilova United States Billie Jean King 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
1979 Not Held
1980 United States Martina Navratilova South Africa Greer Stevens 6-0, 6-2
1981 United States Andrea Jaeger United States Martina Navratilova 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
1982 United States Martina Navratilova United States Barbara Potter 6-2, 6-2
1983 Australia Elizabeth Sayers Australia Anne Minter 6-3, 6-1
1984
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1985
Not Held
1986 United States Wendy White United States Betsy Nagelsen 6-1, 6-7(5-7), 6-2
1987 United States Barbara Potter Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko 7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-5)
1988 Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière West Germany Sylvia Hanika 7-6(7-5), 7-5
1989 United States Amy Frazier United States Barbara Potter 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
1990 South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg France Nathalie Tauziat 2-6, 7-5, 6-2

Doubles

References



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