oh, those were the days...pardon my french.
...from the anals of women's tennis fondest rivalries....
i was just reading about how pammy beat tracy in the 1981 australian open QF, and remembered how happy she must have been to do so, since they had such a terse rivalry even in the junior ranks, with tracy coming out on top on most occasions. pam's two pro wins were, to no surprise, on grass.
here's their head to head:
1979 Washington QF Carpet (I) T.AUSTIN 6-3 1-6 6-2
1980 US Open QF Hard (O) T.AUSTIN 6-2 6-3
1981 Wimbledon QF Grass (O) P.SHRIVER 7-5 6-4
1981 San Diego FR Hard (O) T.AUSTIN 6-2 5-7 6-2
1981 Canadian Open QF Hard (O) T.AUSTIN 6-2 7-5
1981 Australian Open QF Grass (O) P.SHRIVER 7-5 7-6(4)
but better than their rivalry on court were the war of words they shared. i was hoping to get a thread going to collect the stories. i remember, i think after that 80 USO match, that shriver took tracy's hand at the net and said something to the effect of, "Tracy, you're a lousy sack of sh*t!"
which left tracy standing at the net, mouth agape--braces and all--in bewilderment.
please, can we have more data on this?? ...not to mention the correct quote?!