I just watched a Wimbledon semifinal from 1972 - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2007, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
partbrit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,305
 
I just watched a Wimbledon semifinal from 1972

And it was good. Goolagong's serve-and-volley game against Evert's early baseline game. In the first set, Goolagong had one of her famous "walkabouts," but then--at 4-6, 0-3 down--returned to reality and pretty much clobbered Evert at the net. Evert went to the net when she had to, and actually did pretty well there. In 1972, she had not yet become the "paint the lines blindfolded" player we would later see.

I loved their tennis dresses! But then, I loved all of Goolagong's outfits, with their smart jackets and coats. No chairs, no bananas, no water bottles (some paper cups and a jug of water), no injury time-outs, no screaming, Just two players, a net and a couple of wooden racquets. Unfortunately, the BBC announcer kept calling Evert "the little girl."

I became interested in tennis when I saw Goolagong win Wimbledon in 1971. It was an unforgettable tennis moment; she seemed to come out of nowhere, and floated around the court light as could be, taking Margaret Court's crown in straight sets.
partbrit is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome