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Wendy v Nancy!! (in a nice way!)

Another question....

Wendy - did u ever play Nancy??? (probably a few on here could answer that themselves!)
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I think Wendy might log into the site and answer questions directly as she asked me for the site details. That would be awesome to have another star from the past join us on our forum.
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Definitely - then we can work on Virginia Ruzici and Mima Jausovec and I'll be in heaven with all three

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Bumping this thread up. It's a shame Wendy never got back to us.



1977 in Melbourne.

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1977 in Melbourne.
Yes its a shame but maybe she read some of the nasty comments you get on some threads on this site and thought she may become a sitting duck lol.

She looked like quite a forlorn lonely large lady sitting in the crowds at the AO as a special guest. I felt rather sad for her looking at her on TV wondering if she still has a happy life. She actually didn't look that well to be honest.

Anyone still in contact with her by email?
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Hi Rollo. Yes it was a shame Wendy never got back to us but I agree with Renstar. If she saw some of the posts here it could have been devastating. So probably for the best unfortunately.

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Yes its a shame but maybe she read some of the nasty comments you get on some threads on this site and thought she may become a sitting duck lol.
I'd hope not - someone from that era would have tons of interesting stories to tell, be fantastic if it ever did happen, would have loads to ask myself.

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1977 in Melbourne.
Rollo was just wondering the last time you were in email contact with Wendy? Did she give a reason she never got back to you?

We discussed her a little on a post in a Chris Evert facebook fan page In in. Would love to know her thoughts on her encounters with Chris and Martina and who she found the most difficult to play with and why.
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I saw her play in an early round match against Anne White in New Orleans in 1987. The crowd wasn't large, but they responded well to Wendy's entertaining style and Anne's glamour. There was one particular point that included some amazing saves, and the crowd oohed and aahed and cheered during play. After the point concluded, the chair ump asked the crowd to refrain from making noise during the point. Wendy raised her arms and said, "Ah come on, let them cheer. It's fun." What a great sport!

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I saw her play in an early round match against Anne White in New Orleans in 1987. The crowd wasn't large, but they responded well to Wendy's entertaining style and Anne's glamour. There was one particular point that included some amazing saves, and the crowd oohed and aahed and cheered during play. After the point concluded, the chair ump asked the crowd to refrain from making noise during the point. Wendy raised her arms and said, "Ah come on, let them cheer. It's fun." What a great sport!
lol that sounds so Wendy, she was so down to earth, I really loved her commentary she did here on the 7 network I wish they would have her again. I remember as a teen seeing her play at the NSW open warm up tournament for the Aus Open and have a great win over Mandlikova whilst probably carrying quite a few extra pounds. Its a shame she didn't win one of those grand slam finals she played in but its great she even made them. Its funny I don't see Chris having much to do with her lately when she was quite a good friend at one stage.
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Points from 1977 US Open final vs Evert

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A full match from Eastbourne in 1984 vs Pascale Paradis;

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At Wimbledon in 1979. It was her toughest of the 4 slams in singles, as she never made it past the quarterfinals. Wimbledon was her first slam however-memorably saving a match point with partner Kerry Reid to beat Mima Jausovec/Virginia Ruzici in an exciting doubles final.




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The 1977 US Open

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At White City in 1980




A whirling dervish action shot at New South Wales in 1980. In a final she was never to forget Turnbull saved 8 match point over a distraught Pam Shriver


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