Martina Navratilova, serving effectively and comandeering the net, needed less than an hour to score a 6-2, 6-2 victory Sunday over Chris Evert and claim top honors at the $250,000 Virigina Slims of Chicago tournament for the ninth time.

The final marked the 80th meeting between the friendly rivals and the 43rd victory in the series for the left-handed Navratilova, the top-seed to Evert's No. 2.In the doubles championship, Americans Lori McNeil and Betsy Nagelsen defeated the Soviet team of Natalia Zvereva and Larisa Savchenko 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.