Virginia Slims of Washington
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Virginia Slims of Washington
Virginia Slims of Washington
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameVirginia Slims of Washington (1972-78, 1983-91)
Avon Championships of Washington (1979, 1982)
TourWTA Tour
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
SurfaceCarpet (i) (1972-75, 1978-90)
Hard (i) (1976-77)
Hard (1991)

The Virginia Slims of Washington is a defunct Grand Prix and WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1972 to 1991. It was held in Washington, D.C. in the United States and played on indoor carpet courts from 1972 to 1975 and again from 1978 to 1990. From 1976 to 1977 it was played on indoor hard courts and in the final year it was played on outdoor hard courts.

The event was known by several different names. For the majority of its run the tournament was called the Virginia Slims of Washington due to sponsorship with Virginia Slims. It was also known as the Colgate Championships of Washington and the Avon Championships of Washington.

Martina Navratilova was the most successful player winning 9 titles overall.

The tournament was abolished after the 1991 edition when its owners Pro-Serv sold it abroad.[1]

Past finals



See also


  1. ^ a b In January 1980 and 1981 the season-ending Colgate Series Championships were held in Landover, Maryland.


  1. ^ "Ginny of Washington". Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. Philip Morris. June 1992 – via University of California San Francisco.

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