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1979 WTA Tour

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Edition  9th
Tournaments  57
1979 WTA Tour
Duration  20 November 1978 – 8 January 1980
Categories  Grand Slam (4) WTA Championships (3) Avon Championships Circuit (11) Colgate Series (32) Non-Tour Events (5)
Most tournament titles  Martina Navratilova (10)
Most tournament finals  Martina Navratilova (17)

The 1979 WTA Tour consisted of a number of tennis tournaments for female tennis players. It was composed of the newly streamlined version of the Avon Championships (which was now an 11-week tour of the USA) and the Colgate Series. The year 1979 also saw the creation of the first official ranking system and these rankings were used to determine acceptance into the tournaments.



This is a calendar of all events which were part of either the Avon Championships circuit or the Colgate Series in the year 1979, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage. Also included are the Grand Slam tournaments, the 1979 Avon Championships, the 1979 Federation Cup and a number of events not affiliated with either tour.



Below are the 1979 WTA year-end rankings (December 31, 1979) in both singles and doubles competition:

Points system

The tournaments of the Colgate Series were divided into four groups – AAAA, AAA, AA and A – based on prize money. Points were allocated based on these groups and the finishing position of a player in a tournament. The points allocation – with doubles points listed in brackets – was:

Prize money

Combined prize money for singles and doubles events.


1979 WTA Tour Wikipedia

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