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1976 Virginia Slims Championships

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[Wikipedia] 1976 Virginia Slims Championships

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Rosie Casals 1977 Virginia Slims Third Place Playoff

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Stories of the Open Era: Creation of Virginia Slims Tour

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1970 Virginia Slims Invitational - Houston TX

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Rosie Casals and Chris Evert practicing, Wimbledon 1976 (no sound)

The 1976 Virginia Slims Championships were the fifth season-ending WTA Tour Championships, the annual tennis tournament for the best female tennis players in singles on the 1976 Virginia Slims circuit. The 16 best players, based on points average, qualified for the tournament provided they had played at least six tournaments. The singles event consisted of an elimination round and the eight winners were subsequently divided over two round robin groups. The winners of each group played each other in the final and additionally there were play-off matches for third, fifth and seventh place. The tournament was held from April 12 through April 17, 1976, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles, United States. Evonne Goolagong won the singles event and the accompanying $40,000 first prize money.
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