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The inaugural Virginia Slims Championships was sponsored by the Philip Morris Company and held in Houston during September 1970 and 1971 before moving to a year-end tournament. A look at results and venues of the past events now known as the WTA Tour Championships:

*--* VIRGINIA SLIMS CHAMPIONSHIP Year Final Score Location 1972 Chris 7-5, 6-4 Boca Raton, Fla Evert def. Kerry Melvi lle (Reid ) 1973 C. 6-3, 6-3 Boca Raton, Fla Evert def. Nancy Riche y (Gunt er) 1974 Evonn 6-3, 6-4 Los Angeles e Goola gong def. Chris Evert 1975 Chris 6-4, 6-2 Los Angeles Evert def. Marti na Navra tilov a 1976 Evonn 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 Los Angeles e Goola gong def. Chris Evert 1977 Chris 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 New York Evert def. Sue Barke r 1978 M. 7-6, 6-4 Oakland Navra tilov a def. E. Goola gong AVON CHAMPIONSHIP 1979 Marti 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 New York na Navra tilov a def. Tracy Austi n 1980 Tracy 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 New York Austi n def. Marti na Navra tilov a 1981 M. 6-3, 7-6 New York Navra tilov a def. Andre a Jaege r 1982 Sylvi 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 New York a Hanik a def. M. Navra tilov a 1983 Marti 6-2, 6-0 New York na Navra tilov a def. Chris Evert 1984* Marti 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 New York na Navra tilov a def. Chris Evert 1985 M. 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 New York Navra tilov a def. Helen a Sukov a 1986 M. 6-2, 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 New York Navra tilov a def. Hana Mandl ikova 1986 Marti 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 New York na Navra tilov a def. Steff i Graf 1987 Steff 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-4 New York i Graf def. Gabri ela Sabat ini 1988 Gabri 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 New York ela Sabat ini def. Pam Shriv er 1989 Steff 6-4, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 New York i Graf def. Marti na Navra tilov a 1990 Monic 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 New York a Seles def. Gabri ela Sabat ini 1991 Monic 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 New York a Seles def. M. Navra tilov a 1992 Monic 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 New York a Seles def. M. Navra tilov a 1993 Steff 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 New York i Graf def. A. Sanch ez Vicar io 1994 G. 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 New York Sabat ini def. Linds ay Daven port WTA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS 1995 Steff 6-1, 2-6, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 New York i Graf def. Anke Huber 1996 Steff 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 4-6, 6-0 New York i Graf def. Marti na Hingi s 1997 Jana 7-6, 6-2, 6-3 New York Novot na def. Mary Pierc e 1998 M. 7-5, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 New York Hingi s def. Linds ay Daven port 1999** L. 6-4, 6-2 New York Daven port def. Marti na Hingi s 2000 Marti 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 New York na Hingi s def. Monic a Seles 2001 S. walkover Munich Willi ams def. Linds ay Daven port * Best-of-five sets; ** Returns to best-of-three sets

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