1976

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An asterisk (*) denotes a tournament title for Chris.
Court surface and seedings listed where available.
Number in [brackets] denotes opponent’s tournament seeding.
Number in (parens) denotes number of points earned by the loser of a tiebreak.

Tournament titles: 12
Match Record: 75-5

* L’Eggs World Series of Tennis (Jan. 9-11; Austin, TX, hard):  SF def. Martina Navratilova  6-0, 6-3;  F def. Evonne Goolagong Cawley  6-3, 7-6 (2)

Virginia Slims of Houston (Jan. 12-18; Houston, TX, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Natasha Chmyreva  6-4, 7-5;  2R def. Kathy Kuykendall  6-0, 6-4;  QF def. Sue Barker  7-6 (0), 7-6 (1);  SF def. Rosemary Casals [6] 6-3, 6-3;  F lost to Martina Navratilova [2]  6-3, 6-4

* Virginia Slims of Washington (Jan. 19-25; Washington, DC, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Kathy Kuykendall 6-2, 6-1;  2R def. Betty Stove  6-2, 4-6, 6-1;  QF def. Mima Jausovec 6-3, 6-1;  SF def. Sue Barker  6-4, 6-4;  F def. Virginia Wade [2] 6-2, 6-1

* Virginia Slims of Detroit (Feb. 17-22; Detroit, MI, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Mariana Simionescu  6-2, 6-4; 2R def. Carrie Meyer 6-1, 6-3;  QF def. Elly Appel Vessies  6-1, 6-0;  SF def. Terry Holladay [5] 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-2;  F def. Rosemary Casals [3]  6-4, 6-2

* Virginia Slims of Sarasota (Feb. 23-29; Sarasota, FL, indoor, seeded 2):  1R def. Wendy Overton  6-1, 6-2;  2R def. Ann Kiyomura  6-0, 6-0;  QF def. Carrie Meyer  6-1, 3-6, 6-0;  SF  def. Rosemary Casals [4] 6-0, 6-4;  F def. Evonne Goolagong Cawley [1]  6-3, 6-0

* Virginia Slims of San Francisco (Mar. 1-6; San Francisco, CA, indoor, seeded 2):  1R def. Marcelyn Louie 6-3, 6-1; 2R  def. Elly Appel Vessies  6-1, 6-1;  QF  def. Nancy Richey Gunter [6] 6-3, 6-1;  SF def. Marita Redondo [5] 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (0);  F def. Evonne Goolagong Cawley [1] 7-5, 7-6 (2)

Virginia Slims of Boston (Mar. 22-28; Boston, MA, indoor, seeded 1):  1R  lost to Dianne Fromholtz  2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Virginia Slims of Philadelphia (Mar. 29-Apr. 3; Philadelphia, PA, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Cynthia Sieler Doerner 6-3, 6-1;  2R def. Mona Schallau Guerrant  6-1, 6-3;  QF  def. Dianne Fromholtz  6-1, 3-6, 6-4;  SF def. Virginia Wade [3] 6-7 (0), 6-2, 6-2;  F lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley [2]  6-3, 7-6

Virginia Slims Championships (Apr. 13-18; Los Angeles, CA, indoor, seeded 2):   1R def. Lesley Hunt  6-3, 6-3;  RR def. Rosemary Casals  7-5, 6-4;  RR def. Sue Barker 4-6, 6-2, 6-4;  RR def. Virginia Wade 6-3, 3-6, 6-1;  F lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley [1] 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

* Family Circle Magazine Cup (Apr. 26-May 2; Amelia Island, FL, clay, seeded 1):  1R def. Wendy Turnbull  6-2, 6-1;  2R  def. Tory Ann Fretz  6-0, 6-0;  QF def. Betty Stove  6-4, 6-4;  SF  def. Mary Struthers  6-0, 6-0;  F def. Kerry Melville Reid [5]  6-2, 6-2

WORLD TEAM TENNIS SUMMARY, 1976
                Chris makes her WTT debut for the Phoneix Racquets under player-coach Tony Roche, playing singles and partnering with Kristien Kemmer Shaw in doubles.  (Other Racquets included Stephanie Tolleson, Andrew Pattison, and Butch Walts.)   Chris wins the Female MVP award, the Female Rookie of the Year, and the scoring leader title with a record of 33 sets won and only 6 lost.  Phoenix ends the regular season atop the Western Division but loses the best-of-three divisional playoff series to the San Francisco Golden Gaters.  On the opening night of the playoffs, Betty Stove upsets Chris 7-6.  By the end of the season in August, Chris has developed an inflamed tendon in the middle finger of her right hand; the injury keeps her from making her first appearance on the U.S. Federation Cup team (matches played Aug. 22-29 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia).

* Colgate Eastbourne International (June 14-20; Eastbourne, England, grass, seeded 1):  1R def. Christina Sandberg  6-3, 6-3;  2R def. Annette DuPlooy  6-1, 6-1;  3R  def. Greer Stevens  6-0, 6-1;  QF  def. Betty Stove 7-5, 6-4;  SF  def. Olga Morozova [4] 6-2, 6-3;  F def. Virginia Wade [2] 8-6, 6-3

* All-England Championships (June 21-July 2; Wimbledon, England, grass, seeded 1):  1R  def. Linda Thomas  6-1, 6-1;  2R def. Annette Coe  6-0, 6-0;  3R def. Lesley Hunt  6-1, 6-0;  4R  def. Betty Stove  6-2, 6-2;  QF  def. Olga Morozova [5] 6-3, 6-0;  SF def. Martina Navratilova [4] 6-3, 4-6, 6-4;  F def. Evonne Goolagong Cawley [2] 6-3, 4-6, 8-6

* United States Open Championships (Sept. 1-11; Forest Hills, NY, clay, seeded 1):  2R def. Greer Stevens  6-1, 6-0;  3R  def. Glynis Coles  6-0, 6-0;  4R  def. Sue Barker [9]  6-1, 6-0;  QF  def. Natasha Chmyreva  6-1, 6-2;  SF  def. Mima Jausovec  6-3, 6-1;  F def. Evonne Goolagong Cawley [2] 6-3, 6-0

* Phoenix Thunderbird Classic (Oct. 4-10, Phoenix, AZ, hard, seeded 1):  1R def. Bunny Bruning  6-2, 6-3;  2R def. Linky Boshoff  6-1, 6-0;  QF def. Terry Holladay  6-1, 6-2;  SF def. Betty Stove  7-6, 6-4;  F def. Dianne Fromholtz  6-1, 7-5

* Colgate Inaugural Championships (Oct 18-24; Mission Hills, CA, hard, seeded 1):  1R def. Rosemary Casals  6-1, 6-0;  QF def. Nancy Richey  6-4, 6-1;  SF def. Virginia Wade [4]  6-1, 6-4;  F def. Françoise  Durr  6-1, 6-2

Dewar Cup (Nov. 1-6; London, England, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Linda Mottram 6-1, 6-1;  QF def. Florenta Mihai 6-4, 6-0;  SF def. Rosemary Casals  6-3, 6-0;  F lost to Virginia Wade  6-2, 6-2

Wightman Cup (Nov. 11-13; London, England, indoor):  def. Virginia Wade  6-2, 3-6, 6-3;  def. Sue Barker  2-6, 6-2, 6-2.  U.S. def. Great Britain 5-2.

* Gunze World Open (Nov. 25-28; Tokyo, Japan, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Renata Tomanova 6-0, 6-2; SF def. Rosemary Casals  6-3, 6-1;  F def. Sue Barker  6-2, 7-6