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|Defunct tennis tournament|
|Event name|| Virginia Slims Thunderbird Classic (1971–72)|
Virginia Slims of Phoenix (1973–74)
Thunderbird Classic (1975–80)
|Location||Phoenix, United States|
The Thunderbird Classic is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1971 to 1980. It was held in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States and played on indoor hard courts in 1971 and 1976 and outdoor hard courts from 1972 to 1975 and 1977 to 1980.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
|1975||4–6, 7–5, 6–4|
|1977||1–6, 6–1, 6–0|
|1974||6–3, 5–7, 6–3|
|1975||6–7, 6–4, 6–0|
|1978||6–4, 6–7, 6–2|
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