Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: In a Hottub with Judy Nelson
Re: Houston 1989: Seles d. Evert 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
I think that Temesvari was considered to be the most physically gifted of the lot (and not just in the looks department). From what I understand her game was not nearly as one dimensional as Rinaldi, Bassett, Bonder etc. However, injuries and I think her father got to her. She began defaulting a LOT in '84 and as you'll note in my book (Passing Shots!!!!) she even defaulted against Graf at Hilton Head in '85 because she was paid a visit by her Aunt Flo. Not particularly professional.
I think during '83 when she really hit her prime she was DESTROYING Rinaldi, Bassett, Gadusek and Bonder by really obnoxious scores like 0 and 1.
The rest of the girls were Chrissie clones and outside of Rinaldi I don't think that any of them had any of her mental gifts, though I think that Basset was pretty tenacious given that her game and physique were none too imposing.