What's Catherine Tanvier doing there? She had a nice and long career
She reached her first 4R GS showing in the Australian Open 1982 and her last one in AO 1991, reaching that round 6 other times
OMG... Memory Lane Big Time....
I can recall the Catherine was playing the futures events here in Australia, think she ended up also taking out the masters
At the time when Catherine burst on the scene, we didn't know much about French except for Frankie Durr, & then we have these French girls we have never heard of before, Catherine Tanvier, Corrine Vanier, Sophie Amiach, & Catherine Suire
Don't anyone quote me on this.... Going on what I sort of recall
At one of the futures events, pretty sure they had a story on the crop of French girls, also a photo of them or at least Catherine.... She was pretty short Blonde Hair & it wasn't really seen here before that Catherine also wore Mens style shorts or did at this time.... as a young kid certain things stay in the memory bank, didn't know what to think as I had only seen the girls wear dresses before
Catherine always did well on her many many trips to Australia, she seemed to come down here every year....
The next bright prospect for France was Pascale Paradis.... pretty sure Pascale was playing Chrissie Evert when the then LTAA (now Tennis Australia) had the big cake celebration for Chrissie to celebrate her 1000th Match victory, Pascale may have won the first set in a TB which delayed the celebrations for Chrissie
Chrissie must of left some of her gear back at the hotel, starts to get ready & shock... No Tennis Knickers in her gear... someone made a quick dash to Kooyong's Pro Shop for Chrissie