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post #22 of (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 2012, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New South Wales Championships

1967-68 (16-26 November 1967)

QF Judy Tegart AUS (67 YER 10) beat BJ King USA (67 YER 1) 63 79 60
QF Kathy Harter USA bt Lesley Turner AUS (67 YER 5) 64 64
QF Kerry Melville AUS (67 YER 9) bt Karen Krantzcke AUS 8-10 11-9 6-3
QF Margaret Smith-Court AUS bt Rosie Casals (67 YER 6) AUS 63 61

SF Margaret Court beat Kathy Harter 62 63
SF Judy Tegart beat Kerry Melville 46 86 86

F Judy Tegart beat Margaret Smith-Court in a walkover in the final.

There was a very strong field, containing half of the world’s top 10 plus unranked Margaret Court, playing in her first tournament in 15 months, in an event which had many surprises but no climax. Court claims in her autobiography that rain forced the postponement of the match and that she and Judy played the decider later and that she won but no record has been found of this, to my knowledge, and Tegart is credited with the win by default.
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