1984 Virginia Slims World Championship Series

The 1984 Virginia Slims World Championship Series was the 14th season since the foundation of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced in March 1984, and concluded in March 1985 after events.

1984 Virginia Slims World Championship Series
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Details
DurationMarch 5, 1984 – March 24, 1985
Edition14th
Tournaments52
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
Tour Events (47)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Martina Navratilova (15)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Martina Navratilova (16)
Prize money leaderUnited States Martina Navratilova $2,173,556
Points leaderUnited States Martina Navratilova 192.72
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
United States Kathy Jordan
Newcomer of the yearBulgaria Manuela Maleeva
1983
1985

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.


ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1984 Virginia Slims World Championship Series schedule.

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Mar Bridgestone Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
$175,000 – Carpet (i) – 8D
Doubles
  Ann Kiyomura
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
  Barbara Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
  King /   Walsh
  Hobbs /   Turnbull
  Fernández /   Herr
  Gadusek /   White
  Moulton /   Smith
  Leand /   Daniels
12 Mar Virginia Slims of Florida
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–0, 6–1
  Bonnie Gadusek   Carling Bassett-Seguso
  Zina Garrison
  Manuela Maleeva
  Terry Phelps
  Ivanna Madruga-Osses
  Raffaella Reggi
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Anne White
2–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Candy Reynolds
19 Mar Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
7–6, 3–6, 6–1
  Kathy Jordan   Zina Garrison
  Pam Shriver
  JoAnne Russell
  Helena Suková
  Virginia Ruzici
  Kim Shaefer
  Leslie Allen
  Anne White
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
  Sandy Collins
  Elizabeth Smylie
26 Mar Virginia Slims of Boston
Boston, United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
7–5, 6–0
  Helena Suková   Beth Herr
  Kathy Jordan
  Pam Casale
  Alycia Moulton
  Barbara Potter
  Bettina Bunge
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
7–6, 6–0
  Andrea Leand
  Mary-Lou Daniels

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Apr Miami Classic
Miami, Florida, United States
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Laura Arraya
6–3, 6–2
  Petra Huber   Sabrina Goleš
  Patricia Medrado
  Vicki Nelson-Dunbar
  Barbie Bramblett
  Barbara Gerken
  Paula Smith
  Pat Medrado
  Yvonne Vermaak
6–3, 6–3
  Kate Latham
  Janet Newberry
9 Apr Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States
$200,000 – Clay – 56S/32D/32X
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–2, 6–3
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Zina Garrison
  Carling Bassett-Seguso
  Sylvia Hanika
  Sabrina Goleš
  Christiane Jolissaint
  Kathleen Horvath
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Hana Mandlíková
6–3, 6–3
  Anne Hobbs
  Sharon Walsh
16 Apr NutraSweet WTA Championships
Amelia Island, United States
$250,000 – Clay – 56S/32D/32X
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–0
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Hana Mandlíková
  Manuela Maleeva
  Catherine Tanvier
  Kathleen Horvath
  Zina Garrison
  Sylvia Hanika
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–3, 6–3
  Anne Hobbs
  Mima Jaušovec
23 Apr Taranto Open
Taranto, Italy
$50,000 – Clay – 16S/16D/32X
SinglesDoubles
  Sandra Cecchini
6–2, 7–5
  Sabrina Goleš   Petra Huber
  Ivanna Madruga-Osses
  Sabina Simmonds
  Bernadette Randall
  Lilian Drescher
  Vicki Nelson
  Sabrina Goleš
  Petra Huber
6–3, 6–3
  Elena Eliseenko
  Natascia Reva
United Airlines Tournament of Champions
Orlando, Florida, United States
$200,000 – Clay – 28S/7D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–0, 6–1
  Laura Gildemeister   Bonnie Gadusek
  Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
  Kathleen Horvath
  Sylvia Hanika
  Jo Durie
  Andrea Temesvári
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Hana Mandlíková
6–0, 1–6, 6–3
  Anne Hobbs
  Wendy Turnbull

Durban, South Africa
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Peanut Louie-Harper
6–1, 6–4
  Rene Uys   Amanda Brown
  Annabel Croft
  Heidi Eisterlehner
  Cláudia Monteiro
  Corinne Vanier
  Robin White
  Anna-Maria Fernandez
  Peanut Louie-Harper
7–5, 5–7, 6–1
  Cláudia Monteiro
  Beverly Mould
30 Apr South African Open
Johannesburg, South Africa
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–3, 6–0
  Andrea Jaeger   Anne White
  Rene Uys
  Andrea Leand
  Sandy Collins
  Annabel Croft
  Ann Henricksson
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Beverly Mould
6–1, 6–2
  Sandy Collins
  Andrea Leand

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 May Swiss Open
Lugano, Switzerland
$100,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Manuela Maleeva
6–1, 6–1
  Iva Budařová   Kathleen Horvath
  Raffaella Reggi
  Kateřina Böhmová
  Marcella Mesker
  Ivanna Madruga-Osses
  Etsuko Inoue
  Christiane Jolissaint
  Marcella Mesker
6–1, 6–2
  Iva Budařová
  Marcela Skuherská
14 May German Open
Berlin, West Germany
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
7–6(10–8), 6–1
  Kathleen Horvath   Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel
  Catherine Tanvier
  Steffi Graf
  Helena Suková
  Andrea Leand
  Sabrina Goleš
  Anne Hobbs
  Candy Reynolds
6–3, 4–6, 7–6(13–11)
  Kathleen Horvath
  Virginia Ruzici
21 May Italian Open
Perugia, Italy
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Manuela Maleeva
6–3, 6–3
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
  Carling Bassett-Seguso
  Andrea Temesvári
  Raffaella Reggi
  Yvonne Vermaak
  Virginia Ruzici
  Iva Budařová
  Helena Suková
7–6, 1–6, 6–4
  Kathleen Horvath
  Virginia Ruzici
28 May French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$750,000 – Clay – 128S/64Q/64D/48X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–1
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Hana Mandlíková
  Camille Benjamin
  Kathleen Horvath
  Melissa Brown
  Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
  Carling Bassett-Seguso
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Hana Mandlíková
  Anne Smith
  Dick Stockton
6–2, 6–4
  Anne Minter
  Laurie Warder

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 Jun Edgbaston Cup
Birmingham, United Kingdom
$125,000 – Grass – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Pam Shriver
7–6, 6–3
  Anne White   Bettina Bunge
  Anne Hobbs
  Terry Holladay
  Wendy White
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Camille Benjamin
  Leslie Allen
  Anne White
7–5, 6–3
  Barbara Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
18 Jun Eastbourne International
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
$175,000 – Grass – 64S/32D/32X
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–1
  Kathy Jordan   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Wendy Turnbull
  Barbara Potter
  Terry Phelps
  Helena Suková
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–2
  Jo Durie
  Ann Kiyomura
25 Jun Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$680,000 – Grass – 128S/64Q/64D/48X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Martina Navratilova
7–6 (7–5), 6–2
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Kathy Jordan
  Hana Mandlíková
  Manuela Maleeva
  Pam Shriver
  Jo Durie
  Carina Karlsson
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
  Wendy Turnbull
  John Lloyd
6–3, 6–3
  Kathy Jordan
  Steve Denton

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 Jul Santista Textile Open
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Sandra Cecchini
6–3, 6–3
  Adriana Villagrán-Reami   Emilse Raponi-Longo
  Silvana Campos
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Marianne Groat
  Han Eun-sook
  Emiko Okagawa
  Jill Hetherington
  Hélène Pelletier
6–3, 2–6, 7–6
  Penny Barg-Mager
  Kylie Copeland
15 Jul Federation Cup
São Paulo, Brazil – Clay
  Czechoslovakia 2–1   Australia   Yugoslavia
  United States
  France
  West Germany
  Bulgaria
  Italy
30 Jul Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
$150,000 – Grass – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  Gigi Fernández   Anne Minter
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Wendy White-Prausa
  Lea Antonoplis
  Beverly Mould
  Kim Steinmetz
  Anna-Maria Fernandez
  Peanut Louie-Harper
7–5, 7–6
  Lea Antonoplis
  Beverly Mould

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Aug U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, United States
$200,000 – Clay – 56S/32D/32X
SinglesDoubles
  Manuela Maleeva
6–4, 6–3
  Lisa Bonder-Kreiss   Andrea Temesvári
  Pam Casale
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Terry Phelps
  Michelle Torres
  Zina Garrison
  Beverly Mould
  Paula Smith
6–2, 7–5
  Elise Burgin
  JoAnne Russell
13 Aug United Jersey Bank Classic
Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
$150,000 – Hard – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
  Pam Shriver   Pam Casale
  Zina Garrison
  Barbara Potter
  Manuela Maleeva
  Bonnie Gadusek
  Camille Benjamin
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
7–6, 3–6, 6–2
  Jo Durie
  Ann Kiyomura
20 Aug Player's International Canadian Open
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
$200,000 – Hard – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–2, 7–6
  Alycia Moulton   Helena Suková
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Jo Durie
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Terry Phelps
  Grace Kim
  Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–1, 6–2
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Hana Mandlíková
28 Aug US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$1,100,000 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/48X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Martina Navratilova
4–6 6–4, 6–4
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Wendy Turnbull
  Carling Bassett-Seguso
  Helena Suková
  Pam Shriver
  Hana Mandlíková
  Sylvia Hanika
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–4
  Anne Hobbs
  Wendy Turnbull
  Manuela Maleeva
  Tom Gullikson
2–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Elizabeth Smylie
  John Fitzgerald

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Sepr Virginia Slims of Utah
Salt Lake City, United States
Ginny Circuit
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Yvonne Vermaak
6–1, 6–2
  Terry Holladay   Anne Minter
  Susan Leo
  Rene Uys
  Elizabeth Minter
  Kathleen Cummings
  Maeve Quinlan
  Anne Minter
  Elizabeth Minter
6–2, 7–5
  Heather Crowe
  Robin White
17 Sep Maybelline Classic
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–0
  Michelle Torres   Wendy Turnbull
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Elise Burgin
  Catherine Tanvier
  Bonnie Gadusek
  Terry Phelps
  Martina Navratilova
  Elizabeth Sayers
2–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
Ginny of San Diego
San Diego, California, United States
Ginny Circuit
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Debbie Spence
6–3, 6–7, 6–4
  Betsy Nagelsen   Yvonne Vermaak
  Lisa Spain-Short
  Linda Howell
  Heather Ludloff
  Emilse Raponi-Longo
  Paula Smith
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Paula Smith
6–2, 6–4
  Terry Holladay
  Iwona Kuczyńska
24 Sep Central Fidelity Banks International
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Ginny Circuit
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  JoAnne Russell
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
  Michaela Washington   Ginny Purdy
  Kathleen Cummings
  Candy Reynolds
  Rene Mentz
  Angelikí Kanellopoúlou
  Pilar Vásquez
  Elizabeth Minter
  JoAnne Russell
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
  Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold
  Felicia Raschiatore
Virginia Slims of New Orleans
New Orleans, United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–3
  Zina Garrison   Alycia Moulton
  Pam Shriver
  Jenny Klitch
  Wendy Turnbull
  Terry Holladay
  Pam Casale
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–1
  Wendy Turnbull
  Sharon Walsh

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Oct Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–2, 6–3
  Wendy Turnbull   Sylvia Hanika
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Alycia Moulton
  Bettina Bunge
  JoAnne Russell
  Pam Shriver
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Wendy Turnbull
6–2, 6–4
  Bettina Bunge
  Eva Pfaff
Borden Classic
Tokyo, Japan
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Etsuko Inoue
6–0, 6–0
  Beth Herr   Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
  Masako Yanagi
  Candy Reynolds
  Shawn Foltz
  Adriana Villagrán
  Maeve Quinlan
  Mercedes Paz
  Ronni Reis
6–4, 7–5
  Emilse Raponi-Longo
  Adriana Villagrán-Reami
8 Oct Florida Federal Open
Tampa, Florida, United States
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Michelle Torres
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
  Carling Bassett-Seguso   Camille Benjamin
  Pam Casale
  Hana Mandlíková
  Bonnie Gadusek
  Peanut Louie-Harper
  Gigi Fernández
  Carling Bassett-Seguso
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–4, 6–3
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Wendy White-Prausa
Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lilian Drescher
6–4, 6–2
  Shawn Foltz   Myriam Schropp
  Molly Van Nostrand
  Beth Herr
  Kathrin Keil
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Emilse Raponi-Longo
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Candy Reynolds
6–3, 6–2
  Emilse Raponi-Longo
  Adriana Villagrán-Reami
15 Oct Porsche Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Catarina Lindqvist
6–1, 6–4
  Steffi Graf   Andrea Leand
  Terry Phelps
  Eva Pfaff
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
  Bettina Bunge
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
  Bettina Bunge
  Eva Pfaff
22 Oct Pretty Polly Classic
Brighton, United Kingdom
$175,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Sylvia Hanika
6–3, 1–6, 6–2
  JoAnne Russell   Andrea Temesvári
  Pascale Paradis
  Pam Shriver
  Virginia Ruzici
  Jo Durie
  Catherine Tanvier
  Alycia Moulton
  Paula Smith
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
29 Oct European Indoors
Zürich, Switzerland
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Zina Garrison
6–1, 0–6, 6–2
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Andrea Temesvári
  Manuela Maleeva
  Beth Herr
  Sandra Cecchini
  Katerina Maleeva
  Helena Suková
  Andrea Leand
  Andrea Temesvári
6–1, 6–3
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Hana Mandlíková

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 Nov National Panasonic Open
Brisbane, Australia
$150,000 – Grass – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–4
  Elizabeth Smylie   Bettina Bunge
  Pascale Paradis
  Pam Shriver
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Barbara Potter
  Eva Pfaff
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–2
  Bettina Bunge
  Eva Pfaff
19 Nov NSW Building Society Open
Sydney, Australia
$150,000 – Grass – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–1
  Ann Henricksson   Zina Garrison
  Wendy Turnbull
  Yvonne Vermaak
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Gigi Fernández
  Marcella Mesker
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–2, 7–6
  Wendy Turnbull
  Sharon Walsh
26 Nov 1984 Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$645,000 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/48X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–7(4–7) 6–1, 6–3
  Helena Suková   Martina Navratilova
  Wendy Turnbull
  Barbara Potter
  Pam Shriver
  Sharon Walsh
  Sophie Amiach
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková

DecemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Dec Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
$250,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D/20Q
SinglesDoubles
  Manuela Maleeva
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Carling Bassett-Seguso
  Helena Suková
  Barbara Potter
  Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
  Gigi Fernández
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–1
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Catherine Tanvier

January 1985Edit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Jan Ginny Championships
Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States
$100,000 – Hard – 14S/5D
SinglesDoubles
  Catarina Lindqvist
6–3, 6–1
  Terry Holladay   Debbie Spence
  Pascale Paradis
  Yvonne Vermaak
  Andrea Leand
  Kim Sands
  JoAnne Russell
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Paula Smith
6–4, 6–1
  Christiane Jolissaint
  Marcella Mesker
7 Jan Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–2
  Manuela Maleeva   Zina Garrison
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Helena Suková
  Wendy Turnbull
  Kathy Jordan
  Hana Mandlíková
  Gigi Fernández
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
14 Jan Virginia Slims of Denver
Denver, United States
$75,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Peanut Louie Harper
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
  Zina Garrison   Gabriela Sabatini
  Larisa Savchenko
  Mary-Lou Piatek
  Wendy White
  Sharon Walsh
  Lisa Spain-Short
  Mary-Lou Piatek
  Wendy White
1–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Sharon Walsh
  Leslie Allen
21 Jan Virginia Slims of Florida
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
$150,000 – Hard – 56S/32D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–2, 6–4
  Martina Navratilova   Catarina Lindqvist
  Peanut Louie
  Carling Bassett
  Hana Mandlíková
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Bobbie Gadusek
  Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–4, 7–6
  Svetlana Cherneva
  Larisa Savchenko
28 Jan BMW Challenge
Marco Island, Florida, United States
$100,000 – Hard – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Bonnie Gadusek
6–3, 6–4
  Pam Casale   Sabrina Goleš
  Kathy Jordan
  Peanut Louie
  Anne Minter
  Camille Benjamin
  Lisa Bonder
  Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–3, 6–3
  Camille Benjamin
  Bonnie Gadusek

February 1985Edit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Feb Lipton International Players Championships
Delray Beach, FL, United States
$750,000 – Hard – 128S/64D/64Q
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–4
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Carling Bassett
  Steffi Graf
  Bettina Bunge
  Hana Mandlíková
  Andrea Temesvári
  Barbara Potter
  Gigi Fernández
  Martina Navratilova
7–6, 6–2
  Kathy Jordan
  Hana Mandlíková
18 Feb Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, California, United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
6–2, 6–4
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Zina Garrison
  Helena Suková
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Barbara Potter
  Andrea Temesvári
  Wendy Turnbull
  Hana Mandlíková
  Wendy Turnbull
4–6, 7–5, 6–1
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Candy Reynolds
25 Feb Virginia Slims of Pennsylvania
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
$75,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Robin White
6–7, 6–2, 6–2
  Anne Minter   Camille Benjamin
  Peanut Louie
  Stephanie Rehe
  Wendy White
  Marcela Skuherská
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Mary-Lou Piatek
  Robin White
6–4, 7–6
  Lea Antonoplis
  Wendy White

March 1985Edit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Mar US Indoors
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
6–3, 7–5
  Catarina Lindqvist   Martina Navratilova
  Catherine Tanvier
  Gigi Fernández
  Sylvia Hanika
  Pam Shriver
  Wendy Turnbull
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
7–5, 6–2
  Marcella Mesker
  Elizabeth Smylie
Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/16D/64Q
SinglesDoubles
  Kathleen Horvath
6–2, 6–4
  Elise Burgin   Bonnie Gadusek
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Lea Antonoplis
  Jenny Klitch
  Helen Kelesi
  JoAnne Russell
  Elise Burgin
  Kathleen Horvath
6–4, 6–1
  Jennifer Mundel
  Molly Van Nostrand
11 Mar Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, United States
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–4
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Helena Suková
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Bettina Bunge
  Myriam Schropp
  Bonnie Gadusek
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
5–7, 6–4, 7–6
  Marcella Mesker
  Pascale Paradis
18 Mar Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, NY, United States
$500,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S/8D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 7–5, 6–4
  Helena Suková   Hana Mandlíková
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Pam Shriver
  Zina Garrison
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Kathy Jordan
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
Brazil Open
São Paulo, Brazil
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Mercedes Paz
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
  Laura Arraya   Gabriela Sabatini
  Pat Madrado
  Adriana Villagrán
  Angelikí Kanellopoúlou
  Amy Holton
  Rina Einy
  Mercedes Paz
  Gabriela Sabatini
7–5, 6–4
  Neige Dias
  Csilla Bartos

Statistical InformationEdit

Titles won by playerEdit

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 1984 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
25   Martina Navratilova
3 4 1 1 9 7 13 12
8   Hana Mandlíková
5 3 5 3
14   Pam Shriver
4 1 2 7 2 12
7   Chris Evert
1 5 1 6 1
6   Manuela Maleeva
1 5 5 1
4   Anne White
4 4
6   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
1 5 1 5
3   Marcella Mesker
3 3
3   Sharon Walsh
3 3
2   Sandra Cecchini
2 2
2   Anne Hobbs
2 2
2   Christiane Jolissaint
2 2
2   Barbara Potter
2 2
3   Candy Reynolds
3 3
2   Leslie Allen
2 2
6   Helena Suková
1 5 1 5
1   Michelle Casati
1 1
1   Mary-Lou Daniels
1 1
1   Bonnie Gadusek
1 1
1   Zina Garrison
1 1
1   Laura Gildemeister
1 1
1   Sylvia Hanika
1 1
1   Etsuko Inoue
1 1
1   Lilian Drescher
1 1
1   Jenny Klitch
1 1
1   Andrea Leand
1 1
4   Catarina Lindqvist
3 1 3 1
2   JoAnne Russell
2 2
1   Debbie Spence
1 1
1   Sherry Acker
1 1
1   Carling Bassett-Seguso
1 1
1   Kateřina Böhmová
1 1
1   Iva Budařová
1 1
1   Rosalyn Fairbank
1 1
1   Anna-Maria Fernandez
1 1
1   Sabrina Goleš
1 1
1   Jill Hetherington
1 1
1   Petra Huber
1 1
1   Mima Jaušovec
1 1
2   Kathy Jordan
2 2
1   Billie Jean King
1 1
1   Ann Kiyomura
1 1
1   Peanut Louie-Harper
1 1
1   Anne Minter
1 1
2   Elizabeth Minter
2 2
1   Cláudia Monteiro
1 1
2   Beverly Mould
2 2
1   Alycia Moulton
1 1
4   Betsy Nagelsen
4 4
1   Mercedes Paz
1 1
1   Hélène Pelletier
1 1
1   Ronnie Reis
1 1
1   Marcela Skuherská
1 1
1   Anne Smith
1 1 1 1
3   Elizabeth Smylie
3 3
4   Paula Smith
4 4
1   Andrea Temesvári
1 1
2   Yvonne Vermaak
1 1 1 1
2   Wendy Turnbull
1 1 1 1

Titles won by nationEdit

Total titles Country Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Regular
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed
65   United States
4 4 1 1 1 25 29 30 34 1
12   Czechoslovakia
6 6 6 6
7   Australia
1 6 6 1
5   Bulgaria
1 4 4 1
5   Germany
2 3 2 3
5   South Africa
1 4 1 4
3    Switzerland
1 2 1 2
3   Netherlands
3 3
2   Italy
2 2
2   Brazil
2 2
2   United Kingdom
2 2
2   Yugoslavia
2 2
1   Japan
1 1
1   Peru
1 1
1   Sweden
2 2
1   Argentina
1 1
1   Austria
1 1
2   Canada
2 2
1   Hungary
1 1

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

 
Helena Suková collected her first career doubles title in Marco Island, Florida.

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

RankingsEdit

SinglesEdit

As of 11 December 1983[1]
Rk Name Nation Points
1 Martina Navratilova   USA 19.49
2 Chris Evert   USA 15.17
3 Andrea Jaeger   USA 11.95
4 Pam Shriver   USA 10.34
5 Sylvia Hanika   FRG 10.01
6 Jo Durie   GBR 9.19
7 Bettina Bunge   FRG 9.18
8 Wendy Turnbull   AUS 9.18
9 Tracy Austin   USA 9.05
10 Zina Garrison   USA 8.99
Final rankings as of (December 1984)[1]
Rk Name Nation Points High Low Change
1 Martina Navratilova   USA 192.72 1 1 NC
2 Chris Evert   USA 151.14 NC
3 Hana Mandlíková   TCH 68.40 NR
4 Pam Shriver   USA 64.84 NC
5 Wendy Turnbull   AUS 62.73 +3
6 Manuela Maleeva   BUL 58.03 NR
7 Helena Suková   TCH 56.11 NR
8 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   FRG 55.17 NR
9 Zina Garrison   USA 49.46 +1
10 Kathy Jordan   USA 45.22 NR

AwardsEdit

The winners of the 1984 WTA Awards were announced in 1985.[2]

RetirementsEdit

The following notable players announced their retirement from women's tennis in 1984:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 2010 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Official Guide (PDF), Women's Tennis Association, p. 151, retrieved 21 November 2010[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "WTA Awards". sonyericssonwtatour.com. Women's Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2010.

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