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Family Circle Cup

The Family Circle Cup is a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women, held every year since 1973. The tournament is currently played on the green clay courts at the Daniel Island Tennis Center in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. From its inception in 1973 to 2000, the tournament was held at the Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island with the exception of 1975 and 1976 when it was played on Amelia Island off the coast of Florida. It moved to Charleston in 2001. It is classified on the WTA Tour as a Tier I tournament.

Past finals

Singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1973 Rosemary Casals Nancy Richey Gunter 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
1974 Chris Evert Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-3
1975 Chris Evert Martina Navrátilová 7-5, 6-4
1976 Chris Evert Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 6-2
1977 Chris Evert Billie Jean King 6-0, 6-1
1978 Chris Evert Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 6-0
1979 Tracy Austin Kerry Melville Reid 7-6(3), 7-6(7)
1980 Tracy Austin Regina Maršíková 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
1981 Chris Evert Pam Shriver 6-3, 6-2
1982 Martina Navrátilová Andrea Jaeger 6-4, 6-2
1983 Martina Navrátilová Tracy Austin 5-7, 6-1, 6-0
1984 Chris Evert Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6-2, 6-3
1985 Chris Evert Gabriela Sabatini 6-4, 6-0
1986 Steffi Graf Chris Evert 6-4, 7-5
1987 Steffi Graf Manuela Maleeva Fragniere 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
1988 Martina Navrátilová Gabriela Sabatini 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
1989 Steffi Graf Natalia Zvereva 6-1, 6-1
1990 Martina Navrátilová Jennifer Capriati 6-2, 6-4
1991 Gabriela Sabatini Leila Meskhi 6-1, 6-1
1992 Gabriela Sabatini Conchita Martínez 6-1, 6-4
1993 Steffi Graf Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-6(8), 6-1
1994 Conchita Martínez Natasha Zvereva 6-4, 6-0
1995 Conchita Martínez Magdalena Maleeva 6-1, 6-1
1996 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Barbara Paulus 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
1997 Martina Hingis Monica Seles 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(5)
1998 Amanda Coetzer Irina Spîrlea 6-3, 6-4
1999 Martina Hingis Anna Kournikova 6-4, 6-3
2000 Mary Pierce Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-1, 6-0
2001 Jennifer Capriati Martina Hingis 6-0, 4-6, 6-4
2002 Iva Majoli Patty Schnyder 7-6(5), 6-4
2003 Justine Henin Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4
2004 Venus Williams Conchita Martínez 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
2005 Justine Henin Elena Dementieva 7-5, 6-4
2006 Nadia Petrova Patty Schnyder 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
2007 Jelena Janković Dinara Safina 6-2, 6-2
2008 Serena Williams Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1973 Françoise Durr
Betty Stöve
Rosemary Casals
Billie Jean King
3-6, 6-4, 6-2
1974 Rosemary Casals
Olga Morozova
Helen Gourlay Cawley
Karen Krantzcke
6-2, 6-1
1975 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Virginia Wade
Rosemary Casals
Olga Morozova
4-6, 6-4, 6-2
1976 Ilana Kloss
Linky Boshoff
Kathy Kuykendall
Valerie Ziegenfuss
6-3, 6-2
1977 Rosemary Casals
Chris Evert
Françoise Durr
Virginia Wade
1-6, 6-2, 6-3
1978 Billie Jean King
Martina Navrátilová
Mona Anne Schallau-Guerrant
Greer Stevens
6-3, 7-5
1979 Rosemary Casals
Martina Navrátilová
Françoise Durr
Betty Stöve
6-4, 7-5
1980 Kathy Jordan
Anne Smith
Candy Reynolds
Paula Smith
6-2, 6-1
1981 Rosemary Casals
Wendy Turnbull
Mima Jaušovec
Pam Shriver
7-5, 7-5
1982 Martina Navrátilová
Pam Shriver
JoAnne Russell
Virginia Ruzici
6-1, 6-2
1983 Martina Navrátilová
Candy Reynolds
Andrea Jaeger
Paula Smith
6-2, 6-3
1984 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Hana Mandlíková
Anne Hobbs
Sharon Walsh
7-5, 6-2
1985 Rosalyn Fairbank
Pam Shriver
Svetlana Parkhomenko
Larisa Savchenko
6-4, 6-1
1986 Chris Evert
Anne White
Steffi Graf
Catherine Tanvier
6-3, 6-3
1987 Mercedes Paz
Eva Pfaff
Zina Garrison Jackson
Lori McNeil
7-6(6), 7-5
1988 Lori McNeil
Martina Navrátilová
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Gabriela Sabatini
6-2, 2-6, 6-3
1989 Hana Mandlíková
Martina Navrátilová
Mary Lou Daniels
Wendy White
6-4, 6-1
1990 Martina Navrátilová
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Mercedes Paz
Natalia Zvereva
6-2, 6-2
1991 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Natalia Zvereva
Mary Lou Daniels
Lise Gregory
6-4, 6-0
1992 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Natalia Zvereva
Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
Jana Novotná
6-4, 6-2
1993 Gigi Fernández
Natalia Zvereva
Katrina Adams
Manon Bollegraf
6-3, 6-1
1994 Lori McNeil
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
6-4, 4-1, retired
1995 Nicole Arendt
Manon Bollegraf
Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
0-6, 6-3, 6-4
1996 Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Gigi Fernández
Mary Joe Fernández
6-2, 6-3
1997 Mary Joe Fernández
Martina Hingis
Lindsay Davenport
Jana Novotná
7-5, 4-6, 6-1
1998 Conchita Martínez
Patricia Tarabini
Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
3-6, 6-4, 6-4
1999 Jana Novotná
Elena Likhovtseva
Barbara Schett
Patty Schnyder
6-1, 6-4
2000 Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
Conchita Martínez
Patricia Tarabini
7-5, 6-3
2001 Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
5-7, 7-6(5), 6-3
2002 Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
Alexandra Fusai
Caroline Vis
6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4)
2003 Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
Janette Husárová
Conchita Martínez
6-0, 6-3
2004 Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
Martina Navrátilová
Lisa Raymond
6-4, 6-1
2005 Conchita Martínez
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Iveta Benesova
Květa Hrdličková-Peschke
6-1, 6-4
2006 Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Meghann Shaughnessy
3-6, 6-1, 6-1
2007 Zi Yan
Jie Zheng
Shuai Peng
Tiantian Sun
7-5, 6-0
2008 Katarina Srebotnik
Ai Sugiyama
Edina Gallovits
Olga Govortsova
6-2, 6-2

Trivia

  • Only four champions of the Family Circle Cup never won/have not yet won a Grand Slam singles title during their careers: Rosie Casals (1973), Amanda Coetzer (1998), Nadia Petrova (2006), and Jelena Janković (2007).

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