Not sure Samn-I'd have to go back and watch closely.
Weren't there a number of dodgy line calls early in the 82 final? That may have explain some of the anxiousness.
Watching the Aussie finals (Martina fans would reallylike 81) I am always struck by how much crowd suppport she had Down Under compared to the other slams.
I kept yelling "Go to the net! Don't frickin' rally with Chris Bloody Evert from the baseline" at Navratilova.
LOL. As a lefty who loves the net myself I would think a couple of things might keep Martina away from the net that day.
For one thing she had the memory of the 1984 final-her best performance ever IMO. On that day she crushed Chris and she did it from the baseline. So perhaps she thought-"I did it once-I'll do it again."
The other factor was the wind. It's just tougher for net rushers in the wind. And man was that one windy final. Skirts and balls blowing everywhere. For drama it was a beauty. The quality of the match didnn't equal the drama.
And then Pam Shriver brings up an interesting thought in "Passing Shots". She noted how Martina added a lot of topspin in 1985. Pammy actually thought it took away from Martina's game. Perhpas the extra top made it tougher for her to control and get to net in the wind?
Of course she was still chasing THE Grand Slam too.
Add it all up and I can get why she was anxious.
I felt that she was much too passive in both of those matches, especially in the third set.
Interested to see how others view those matches.