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post #38 of (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 2009, 11:11 PM
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Re: Wightman Cup

Originally Posted by chris whiteside View Post

In the 50s we had Angela Buxton, Shirley Bloomer, Angela Mortimer, Anne Shilcock, Christine Truman, Ann Haydon who could compete at the top level then into the 60s Jones, Truman carried on with players like Deirdre Catt and Elizabeth Starkie with help from Rita Bentley just outside the top 10. Virginia Wade came along to take over Ann's mantle with help from Winnie Shaw and Joyce Williams but already the field was getting thinner. Sue Barker flickered briefly and Michele Tyler just missed the top 20. Then in the 80s Jo Durie managed a top 10 placing with Anne Hobbs giving a little support although she was a top rate doubles player. But then Jo is out of the top 10, Annabel Croft breaks the top 30 Monique Jaever makes a small splash. Next comes Sam Smith who just falls short of the top 50 until today we can't even get a player in the top 100. It has just been a steady downward pregression.
Don't forget Sara Gomer, who made the Top 50
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