WTA Finals

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The WTA Finals (formerly known as the WTA Tour Championships short: WTA Championships) is a tournament of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) played annually at the end of the season for the top-ranked professional players.wikipedia
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The WTA Finals is unofficially considered the fifth most prestigious WTA Tour event of a season after the four Grand Slam tournaments.
Also, winning the Year-End Championship (known as ATP Finals for men's singles and doubles disciplines, and WTA Finals for both women's disciplines) in the same period is known as a "Super Slam".

Martina Navratilova

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The most successful finals player is Martina Navratilova, who has won eight singles and 13 doubles titles.
Navratilova also won the season-ending WTA Tour Championships for top ranked players a record eight times and made the finals a record 14 times.

WTA Tour

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The WTA Finals is unofficially considered the fifth most prestigious WTA Tour event of a season after the four Grand Slam tournaments. The tournament predates WTA and started in 1972 as the Championship tournament of WTA Tour's predecessor: the Virginia Slims Circuit.

1975 Virginia Slims Championships

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The 1975 Virginia Slims Championships were the fourth season-ending Tour Championships, the annual tennis tournament for the best female tennis players in singles on the Virginia Slims Circuit.

Women's Tennis Association

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The WTA Finals (formerly known as the WTA Tour Championships short: WTA Championships) is a tournament of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) played annually at the end of the season for the top-ranked professional players.
In 1979, Avon replaced Virginia Slims as the sponsor of the winter circuit, and in its first year offered the largest prize fund for a single tournament, $100,000 for the Avon Championships, in the WTA tennis history.

1974 Virginia Slims Championships

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The 1974 Virginia Slims Championships were the third season-ending WTA Tour Championships, the annual tennis tournament for the best female tennis players in singles on the 1974 Virginia Slims circuit.

Tracy Austin

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Additionally, she won the WTA Tour Championships in 1980 and the year-ending Toyota Championships in 1981, both in singles.

1976 Virginia Slims Championships

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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.

1977 Virginia Slims Championships

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The 1977 Virginia Slims Championships were the sixth season-ending WTA Tour Championships, the annual tennis tournament for the best female tennis players in singles on the 1977 WTA Tour.

Sue Barker

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She beat Martina Navratilova to reach the Virginia Slims Tour Championships final, where she lost in three sets to Chris Evert.

Kerry Melville

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In 1972, Reid reached the final of the inaugural WTA Tour Championships, where she lost to Evert 7–5, 6–4.

1979 Avon Championships

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The 1979 Avon Championships were the eighth WTA Tour Championships, the annual tennis tournament for the best female tennis players in singles on the 1979 WTA Tour.

1972 Virginia Slims Championships – Singles

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Fourth-seeded Chris Evert became the first champion of the season-ending Virginia Slims Championships tennis tournament, defeating Kerry Melville in the final 7–5, 6–4.

1980 Avon Championships

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The 1980 Avon Championships were the ninth WTA Tour Championships, the annual tennis tournament for the best female tennis players on the 1980 WTA Tour.

Martina Hingis

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In addition, she won the season-ending WTA Finals two times in singles and three times in doubles, an Olympic silver medal, and a record seventeen Tier I singles titles.

Lindsay Davenport

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Noted for her powerful and reliable groundstrokes, Davenport won a total of 55 WTA Tour singles titles, including three Grand Slam titles (one each at the Australian Open, the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open), the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and the WTA Championships.

Chris Evert

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Evert won the WTA Tour Championships four times and helped the United States win the Fed Cup eight times.

Gabriela Sabatini

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She also won 1988's year-end WTA Tour Championships.

Mary Pierce

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She also twice reached the final of the season-ending WTA Tour Championships.

Pam Shriver

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The pair were named the WTA Tour's "Doubles Team of the Year" eight consecutive times from 1981 through 1988 and won the WTA Tour Championships title ten times between 1981 and 1992.

Steffi Graf

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At the year-ending Virginia Slims Championships, Graf was upset by Pam Shriver, only her third loss of the year.

Serena Williams

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Williams is also a five-time winner of the WTA Tour Championships in the singles division.

Kim Clijsters

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She was a three-time winner of the WTA Tour Championships.

Anke Huber

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She originally planned to quit after the 2002 Australian Open, her favorite tournament, but changed her mind when she unexpectedly qualified for the year-ending Sanex Championships in Germany.

Monica Seles

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She also won the 1990 year-end Virginia Slims Championships, defeating Gabriela Sabatini in five sets (in the first five-set women's match since 1901 US National Championships), becoming the youngest to ever win the Season-Ending Championships.