1978

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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: 7
Match Record: 56-3

Virginia Slims of Boston (Mar. 13-19; Boston, MA, indoor, seeded 2):  1R  def. JoAnne Russell  6-4, 4-6, 6-3;  2R  def. Beth Norton  6-1, 6-4;  QF  def. Rosemary Casals  5-7, 6-1, 6-3;  SF  def. Billie Jean King [6] 6-3, 6-2;  F lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley [3] 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

* Virginia Slims of Philadelphia (Mar. 20-26; Philadelphia, PA, indoor, seeded 1):  1R  def. Laura DuPont  6-2, 6-2;  2R  def. Regina Marsikova  4-6, 6-3, 6-0;  QF  def. Wendy Turnbull  6-2, 6-1;  SF  def. Virginia Wade  6-3, 6-2;  F def. Billie Jean King  6-0, 6-4

* Family Circle Magazine Cup (Apr. 10-16; Hilton Head, SC, clay, seeded 2):  1R def. Beth Norton  6-1, 6-0;  2R  def. Mima Jausovec  6-0, 6-1;  QF def. Renee Richards  6-4, 6-3;  SF  def. Tracy Austin  6-3, 6-1;  F def. Kerry Melville Reid  6-2, 6-0

WORLD TEAM TENNIS SUMMARY, 1978
Chris joins the Los Angeles Strings for what will become the final season of this earliest version of World Team Tennis.  Chris’s teammates include player-coach Ilie Nastase, Ashok and Vijay Amritraj, Stephanie Tolleson, and Ann Kiyomura.  The Strings eventually win the league title, defeating Billie Jean King’s New York Apples in the semifinals (Virginia Wade is now a Golden Gater) and Martina Navratilova’s Boston Lobsters in the final.  Navratilova sits out part of the playoff series with an injured shoulder, and Chris wins Playoff MVP.

Colgate Eastbourne International (June 19-25; Eastbourne, England, grass, seeded 1):  1R  def. Katja Ebbinghaus  6-1, 6-2;  2R  def. Aleida Spex  6-0, 6-1;  3R def. Lea Antonoplis  6-3, 6-1;  QF def. Anne Hobbs  6-1, 6-0;  SF  def. Wendy Turnbull 3-6, 6-1, 6-1;  F lost to Martina Navratilova [2]  6-4, 4-6, 9-7

All England Championships (June 26-July 7; Wimbledon, England, grass, seeded 1):  2R def. Helena Anliot  6-1, 6-0;  3R def. Laura DuPont  6-1, 4-6, 6-0;  4R  def. Kerry Melville Reid [10] 6-3, 6-4;  QF  def. Billie Jean King [5]  6-3, 3-6, 6-2;  SF def. Virginia Wade [4]  8-6, 6-2;  F lost to Martina Navratilova [2]  2-6, 6-4, 7-5

* United States Open Championships (Aug. 29-Sept. 9; Flushing Meadow, Queens, NY, hard, seeded 2):  2R  def. Donna Ganz   6-0, 6-4;  3R  def. Caroline Stoll  6-1, 7-5;  4R def. Regina Marsikova [12] 6-4, 6-1;  QF def. Tracy Austin [5] 7-5, 6-1;  SF def. Wendy Turnbull [4] 6-3, 6-0;  F def. Pam Shriver  7-5, 6-4

* Wyler’s Women’s Tennis Classic (Sept. 25-Oct. 1; Atlanta, GA, indoor, seeded 2):  1R def. Valerie Ziegenfuss  6-3, 6-0;  2R def. Sharon Walsh  6-1, 6-0;  QF def. Zenda Liess  6-3, 6-1;  SF def. Betty Stove [5] 6-0, 6-0;  F def. Martina Navratilova [1] 7-6 (3), 0-6, 6-3

* United States Women’s Indoor Championship (Oct. 10-15; Bloomington, MN, indoor, seeded 2):  1R def. Patricia Bostrom  6-0, 6-1;  2R def. Regina Marsikova  6-1, 6-4;  QF  def. Virginia Ruzici [8]  6-0, 6-2;  SF def. Wendy Turnbull [4] 6-4, 6-0;  F def. Virginia Wade [3] 6-7, 6-2, 6-4

BMW Challenge Cup (Oct. 16-22; Brighton, England, indoor, seeded 1):  1R def. Rene Blount  5-7, 6-1, 6-3;  2R def. JoAnne Russell  6-0, 6-2;  QF def. Sylvia Hanika  6-3, 6-4;  SF defaulted to Betty Stove with groin pull

Wightman Cup (Nov. 3-5; London, England, indoor):  def. Sue Barker  6-2, 6-1;  def. Virginia Wade  6-0, 6-1.  Great Britain def. U.S.  4-3.

* Colgate Series Championships (Nov. 14-19; Mission Hills, CA, hard, seeded 1):  RR def. Regina Marsikova  6-3, 6-4;  RR def. Virginia Ruzici  6-1, 6-3;  SF def. Virginia Wade  6-2, 6-2;  F def. Martina Navratilova  6-3, 6-3

Federation Cup (Nov. 27-Dec. 3; Melbourne, Australia, grass):  1R def. Hanh Yoo-Ja, Republic of Korea  6-1, 6-0;  2R  def. Judy Chaloner, New Zealand  6-1, 6-1;  QF def. Brigitte Simon, France  6-2, 6-2;  SF def. Virginia Wade, Great Britain  6-2, 6-4;  F def. Wendy Turnbull, Australia  3-6, 6-1, 6-1

* Emeron Cup (Dec. 16-17; Tokyo, Japan, indoors):  SF def. Virginia Wade  6-1, 6-3;  F def. Martina Navratilova  7-5, 6-2