1977

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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: 11
Match Record: 70-4

Virginia Slims of Washington (Jan. 3-9; Washington, DC, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Kathy May  6-4, 6-3;  2R def. JoAnne Russell  6-3, 6-4;  QF  def. Sue Barker [5]  6-1, 6-2;  SF def. Wendy Turnbull 6-3, 6-1;  F lost to Martina Navratilova [3]  6-2, 6-3

* Virginia Slims of Florida (Jan. 10-16; Hollywood, FL, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Julie Anthony  6-1, 6-0;  2R def. Valerie Ziegenfuss  6-1, 6-1;  QF def. Betty Stove [5] 6-4, 7-6 (4);  SF  def. Sue Barker [6] 6-2, 6-4;  F def. Margaret Court [7]  6-3, 6-4

* Virginia Slims of Seattle (Jan. 31-Feb. 6; Seattle, WA, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Mary Hamm 6-1, 6-3;  2R  def. Virginia Ruzici  6-4, 6-1;  QF  def. Kristien Kemmer Shaw [6] 6-0, 6-0;  SF def. Olga Morozova  6-0, 6-1;  F def. Martina Navratilova [2] 6-2, 6-4

* Virginia Slims of Chicago (Feb. 7-13; Chicago, IL, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Kate Latham  6-1, 6-2;  2R def. Linda Mottram  6-4, 6-1;  QF def. Kristien Kemmer Shaw  6-0, 6-1;  SF  def. Betty Stove  6-2, 6-1;  F def. Margaret Court  6-1, 6-3

* Virginia Slims of Los Angeles (Feb. 14-20; Los Angeles, CA, indoor, seeded 1):  1R  def. Janet Newberry  6-1, 6-3;  2R def. Julie Anthony  6-2, 6-3;  QF def. Kerry Melville Reid  6-1, 6-1;  SF def. Rosemary Casals [5] 4-6, 6-3, 6-4;  F def. Martina Navratilova [2]  6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Virginia Slims of San Francisco (Feb. 28-Mar. 6; San Francisco, CA, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Stephanie Tolleson  6-1, 6-2;  2R def. Kathleen Harter  6-1, 6-0;  QF  def. Betty Stove  7-6, 6-4;  SF lost to Virginia Wade [3] 6-3, 6-4

* Virginia Slims of Philadelphia (Mar. 14-20; Philadelphia, PA, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Carrie Meyer  6-1, 6-1;  2R def. Julie Anthony  6-1, 6-1;  QF def. Dianne Fromholtz [7] 6-3, 6-4;  SF def. Sue Barker [3] 6-2, 7-5;  F def. Martina Navratilova [2] 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

* Virginia Slims Championships (New York, NY, Mar. 24-27; indoor, seeded 1):  RR def. Mima Jausovec  6-0, 6-3;  RR def. Virginia Wade  6-2, 7-5;  RR. def. Rosemary Casals  6-1, 6-1;  F def. Sue Barker  2-6, 6-1, 6-1

* Family Circle Magazine Cup (Mar. 28-Apr. 3; Hilton Head, SC, clay, seeded 1):  2R def. Bunny Bruning  6-0, 6-3;  3R def. Wendy Turnbull  6-1, 6-0;  QF def. Kathy May  6-0, 6-1;  SF def. Mima Jausovec  6-3, 6-3;  F def. Billie Jean King [8]  6-0, 6-1

* L’Eggs World Series of Tennis (Apr. 15-16; Tucson, AZ, hard):  SF def. Virginia Wade  6-3, 6-4;  F def. Martina Navratilova  6-3, 7-6 (3)

WORLD TEAM TENNIS SUMMARY, 1977
                Tony Roche transfers to the Boston Lobsters, so Chris’s Phoenix Racquets are now headed by another Australian player-coach, Ross Case.  Janet Newberry signs on in July to replace Kris Shaw, who has gone down with a season-ending back injury.   The Racquets again lead the Western Division at season’s end, and this time they take the divisional playoffs, beating the Seattle-Portland Cascades in the quarterfinals (Chris exacting revenge against Betty Stove) and the San Diego Friars in the semifinals (Chris dominating Kerry Reid).
But in the finals the Racquets are beaten by defending champs New York, with Virginia Wade continuing a string of Team Tennis success against Chris (the talent-heavy Apples team has both Wade and Billie Jean King.)
Chris again takes the Female MVP Award but Martina Navratilova (of the Lobsers) ekes out the race for Female scoring leader by a slight total-games-won differential.

Federation Cup (June 13-18; Eastbourne, England, grass):   1R def. Sabine Bernegger, Austria  6-0, 6-0;  2R def. Anne-Marie Ruegg, Switzerland  6-3, 6-0;  QF def. Françoise Durr, France  6-1, 6-3;  SF def. Brigitte Cuypers, South Africa  6-1, 6-1;  F def. Kerry Melville Reid, Australia  7-5, 6-3

All-England Championships (June 20-July 1; Wimbledon, England, grass, seeded 1):  1R  Ruta Gerulaitis  6-0, 6-3;  2R def. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge  6-0, 6-2;  3R def. Tracy Austin  6-1, 6-1;  4R def. Greer Stevens  8-6, 8-4;  QF def. Billie Jean King [5]  6-1, 6-2;  SF lost to Virginia Wade [3]  6-1, 4-6, 6-2

* United States Open Championships (Forest Hills, NY, clay, seeded 1):  1R def. Sharon Walsh  6-1, 6-0;  2R def. Pam Whytcross  6-0, 6-0;  3R def. Helena Anliot  6-2, 6-2;  4R def. Nancy Richey 6-3, 6-0;  QF def. Billie Jean King [7]  6-2, 6-0;  SF def. Betty Stove [5]  6-3, 7-5;  F def. Wendy Turnbull [12] 7-6 (3), 6-2

* Wyler’s Women’s Tennis Classic (Oct. 3-9; Atlanta, GA, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Brigitte Cuypers Ferreira  6-1, 6-1;  2R def. Kathy Kuykendall 6-3, 6-1;  QF def. Ann Kiyomura  6-2, 6-2;  SF def. Virginia Wade [3] 6-0, 7-5;  F def. Dianne Fromholtz [6]  6-3, 6-2

* Colgate Series Championships (Nov. 1-6; Mission Hills, CA, hard, seeded 1):  RR lost to Dianne Fromholtz  7-6 (4), 6-4;  RR def. Martina Navratilova  6-4, 6-1;  RR def. Virginia Wade  1-6, 6-4, 6-4;  F def. Billie Jean King  6-2, 6-2

Wightman Cup (Nov. 9-11; indoor, Oakland, CA):  def. Virginia Wade  7-5, 7-6 (3);  def. Sue Barker  6-1, 6-2.  U.S. def. Great Britain  7-0.