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Rollo
Jul 8th, 2011, 05:10 PM
Summary









Commercial Union Ladies Grand Prix results (30 events)

Points Standings and bonus pool money

01 719---King----&9,000 bonus
02 400---Goolagong---&6,000
03 316---Casals-----$4,500
04 316---Gunter---&3,600
05 250---Melville--&3,000
06 234---Court--&2,600
07 225---Durr--&2,200
08 212---Evert--no bonus, not enough events
09 183---Wade--&1,800
10 145---Hunt--&1,600
11 142---Overton--$1,400
12 138---Ziegenfuss--&1,200
13 135---Masthoff--no bonus, not enough events.
14 116---Pretouris--$1,000
15 107---Stove--&700
16 094---Gourlay--&600

Explanation

This was a series of events for men and women sponsored by the Commercial Union Bank. A minimum of 10 events entered was needed to qualify for the bonus pool. An exception was made for Margaret Court, due to her "domestic circumstances" (pregnancy) Unlike the men's series, there was no Masters event. Most events (16 of the 29) were also part of the WT (World Tennis) Pro Tour, which had Virginia Slims as it's main sponsor.

Events were organized into 5 levels-AA, A, B, C, and D

Events with an * were also part of the WT (World Tennis) Pro Tour.

Oklahoma-C*
Washington-C*
Birmingham-D*
Dallas-B*
Richmond-C*
San Juan-D*
South Africa-A
Jacksonville-D*
St. Petersburg-C*
Tuscon-C*
Italy-C
Indianapolis-C*
British Hard Courts-C
French Open-AA
Bristol-C
Wimbledon-AA
Welsh Open-D
Irish Open-D
Hoylake-D
Columbus-C*
Western-D
US Clay-C
Canadian Open-D
Denver-B*
Newport-C*
US Open-AA
Charlotte-A*
Oakland-C*
Phoenix-C*


Some missing results (per Andy T)

German Closed Indoors, Hannover, (played Jan or Feb), winner was Heide Orth
Portschach, Austria, (played August/Sept), winner Katja Burgemeister-Ebbinghaus
ACT Championships, Canberra, (played oct), winner MacNicol
The chances are that these results are buried in mags or local papers from the countries in question, though.
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Sources:


Major thanks goes out to Ugarte, whose extensive results may be found at:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=438030

I will being consulting John Dolan's excellent book Women's Tennis: 1968-1984, The Ultimate Guide
http://www.womenstennisguide.co.uk/


Mick1303 has been extremely helpful in proofing posts for errors and tracking down hard to find first names. Thank you Mick.

The New York Times will be utilized for the entire year (so far have done January-June, December)

Rollo
Jul 8th, 2011, 05:10 PM
Comings and Goings

Gave birth

Margaret Smith Court, on March 6, to son Daniel (Danny). She returns to the tour in the summer after
Wimbledon.

Helga Scultze Hoesl, to Stephanie, her second daughter, in the summer.

Ann Haydon Jones, to a daughter Pippa, circa December 1971-January 1972.

Daniela Porzio Marzano, to daughter Barbara, circa May.

Deceased

Geraldine Beamish, on May 10 in London. Mrs Beamish was a world top tenner in the early 1920s.

Expecting

Mary Ann Beattie (nee Eisel) and her husband Don-in June of 1973.

Injured

Fleming, Laurie-hit in the eye by a tennis ball whiletalking to a friend. Luckily all went well in surgery. Our several months.

Helen Gourlay, with a bad elbow, towards the end of the year.

Kuykendall, Kathy-had a freak bicylce accident in October that kept her off court for several weeks.

Nancy Ornstein, aged 20, with a bad back. She was out from Wimbledon to the start of 1973. Nancy was in traction for 10 days.


Married

Mat Ann Eisel, to Don Beattie, on 12 May. They were married in St Louis, Missouri.
Wendy Gilchrist, on November 16 in London, to fellow player John Paish.
Lita Liem, late in the year, to RM Sugiarto, a fellow tennis player. Sugirto had managed the women's overseas team since 1965.
Cynthia Sieler, to fellow pro player Peter Doerner, on the first day of Wimbledon.

Rollo
Jul 8th, 2011, 05:11 PM
Week of December 27, 1971-January 2

December 27-January 1 Eastern Province Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Hard)


R32: H Bucke d Patti Hogan 6-4 6-1

SF: Linda Tuero d Alison McMillan 6-1 6-4
SF: Sharon Walsh d Jackie Fayter 6-3 retired (blistered feet)

FI: Linda Tuero d. Sharon Walsh 6-1 6-2

DF: Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius d Patti Hogan/Janine Lieffrig 6-4 1-6 6-2

MX: Sharon Walsh/Jurgen Fassbender d Brenda Kirk/Derek Schroeder 7-5 7-5

Walsh "hitting the corners" wins in 40 minutes.
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ends January 4 Coupe Falconbridge Valencia Spain (Clay)

FI: Ana Maria Estalella d Sue Alexander 4-6 6-3 7-5
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Ends January 2 Canterbury Championships Christchurch, New Zealand

SF: Mary Struthers d Robyn Legge 6-3 4-6 6-2

FI: Mary Struthers d Marilyn Pride 6-4 6-2
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Ends January First Red Army Open, Minsk, Byelorussia, USSR (Indoors)

FI: Anna Dmitrieva d Marina Chuvyrina 6-4 6-2

DF: Marina Chuvyrina/Anna Dmitrieva d Novoshinskaya/Yeremeyeva 6-3 3-6 6-1

Rollo
Jul 8th, 2011, 05:12 PM
Australian Open

Dates: December 27, 1971 to January 3, 1972
Venue: Kooyong, Melbourne, Australia
Surface: Grass
Prize Money= $15,800 (combined)


Singles (Draw=32-4 foreign)

1st Round

Evonne Goolagong[1] d. Helen Worland 6-0 6-1
Janine Whyte d. Anne Coleman 6-4 6-2
Mona Schallau (US) d. Kerry Wilkinson 6-1 6-2
Barbara Hawcroft[8] d. Diane James 7-5 6-2
Olga Morozova (USSR) [5] d. Kay Williams 6-0 6-1
Sally Irvine d. Robyn Knobel 6-2 6-4
Marilyn Tesch d. Mandy Morgan 6-4 6-2
Helen Gourlay[4] d. Pat Billing 6-1 6-2

Gail Chanfreau(Frn)[3] d. Brenda Dart 6-2 6-1
Janet Young d. Ann Lebedeff (US) 6-0 6-1
Wendy Turnbull d. Sue Hole 6-0 6-4
Kelly Harris[6] d. Chris Matison 6-3 6-2
Karen Krantzcke[7] d. Pam Whytcross 6-2 6-0
Pat Coleman d. Maureen Pratt 6-3 6-3
Judy Harris d. Patricia King 6-3 5-7 6-1
Virginia Wade (GB) [2] d. Cheryl Norquay 6-3 6-1

2nd Round

Goolagong[1] d. Whyte 6-3 6-1
Hawcroft[8] d. Schallau 5-7 7-5 6-3
Morozova[5] d. Irvine 6-1 6-3
Gourlay[4] d. Tesch 6-3 7-6

Chanfreau[3] d. Young 7-5 4-6 6-1
Harris[6] d. Turnbull 6-1 7-6
Coleman d. Krantzcke[7] 7-6 5-7 6-1
Wade[2] d. J.Harris 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Goolagong[1] d. Hawcroft[8] 6-1 3-6 6-1
Gourlay[4] d. Morozova[5] 6-2 6-1
Harris[6] d. Chanfreau[3] 6-3 7-6
Wade[2] d. Coleman 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Goolagong[1] d. Gourlay[4] 6-2 7-5
Wade[2] d. Harris[6] 7-6 (10-8) 2-6 6-0

Final
Virginia Wade[2] d. Evonne Goolagong [1] 6-4 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=12)

1st Round

Evonne Goolagong/Virginia Wade[1]-bye
Robyn Knobel/Marilyn Tesch d. Sue Hole/Janet Young 7-5 7-9 6-0
Anne Coleman/Chris Matison d. Diane James/Kay Williams 6-3 6-4
Karen Krantzcke/Pat Coleman[4]-bye

Helen Gourlay/Kerry Harris[3]-bye
Barbara Hawcroft/Wendy Turnbull d. Pat Billing/Janine Whyte 6-1 6-3
Ann Lebedeff/Mona Schallau d. Cheryl Norquay/Lynette Mansfield 6-2 6-0
Gail Chanfreau/Olga Morozova[2]-bye

Quarterfinals

Goolagong/Wade[1] d. Knobel/Tesch w/o
P Coleman/Krantzcke[4] d. A Coleman/Matison 6-4 6-4
Gourlay/Harris[3] d. Hawcroft/Turnbull 6-2 6-1
Chanfreau/Morozova[2] d. Lebedeff/Schallau 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

P Coleman/Krantzcke[4] d. Goolagong/Wade[1] 2-6 6-4 6-4
Gourlay/Harris[3] d. Chanfreau/Morozova[2] 6-2 6-2

Final
Helen Gourlay/Kerry Harris[3] d. Pat Coleman/Karen Krantzcke[4] 6-0 6-4
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Draw Notes:

The Aussie site has "Sandra" Hole. Most sources have "Sue." It's the same person. Here I use Sue as it appears to be the name she went by most often.

It's Ann Lebedeff for certain, and not Leberdoff. As of 2011 she is a coach at Pomona College.

The Goolagong-Gouraly score is conformed by the New York Times.


Summary:

Goolagong and Wade were the only members of the top 10 entered. Even many Aussies skipped their national championships to play the Slims circuit in the US. A pregnant Margaret Court was unable to defend her title. The Aussie LTA helped to scuttle their own national event by banning Melville, L.Hunt, and Dalton from the tourney for playing a tuneup event in Auckland instead of the one in Queensland.

Wade entered with the express purpose of gaining revenge over Goolagong for a Fed Cup defeat the previous year. The two easily gained the final "Evonne in her lighthearted way and Virginia remorseless and unsmiling as ever."

During the event Evonne was awarded the MBE (Member British Empire) by the Queen. When she came ot for her semi vs Gourlay the crowd of 5,308 gave her an ovation in recognition of the honor. While Evonne got cheers Virginia got a scare, as Harris held two set points in the first set tiebreak and then took the second set before Wade righted the ship and waltzed thrugh the third with a bagel.

On finals day over 12,500 were packed in an arena whose capacity was 11,800. It was the largest finals day ever. The record crowds of 47,500 beat the previous 1969 record of 33,000 by far. Wade was down 0-3 in set one, but never looked back afterwards, running up a 6-4 5-1 lead. Evonne sent hopes up by coming back to 4-5, but Miss Wade clinched her third match point.

Absentee Billie Jean must have rued not coming to Melbourne after the US Open, for she was unbeaten in slams for 1972 and may have had a shot at the grand slam.

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Source: World of Tennis 73. Results are in draw order. No mixed doubles.

Rollo
Jul 8th, 2011, 05:12 PM
Week of January 3-9

January 4-9 Peters New South Wales Open, Sydney, Australaia (Grass)
Venue: White City Club, Rushcutter's Bay

Prize money=$4,000 US

Draw=47

1R: Evonne Goolagong [1]-bye
1R: Pat Billing-bye
1R: Dianne Fromholtz d Chris Cerato 6-2 6-2
1R: Sandy Walsham-bye
1R: Jan Lehanne O'Neill-bye
1R: Sue Hole d Di Berkinshaw 6-2 7-6
1R: Chris O'Neil d Helen Crozier default
1R: Anne Coleman [8]-bye

1R: Pat Coleman [5]-bye
1R: Norma Eastburn d S Ellis 6-4 6-4
1R: Gai Healey d Sharon O' Connor 6-3 6-3
1R: Norma Marsh-bye
1R: Janet Young-bye
1R: Jenny Burrows d Jenny Walker 6-2 6-3
1R: Chris Matison d Adrienne Avis 6-1 6-3
1R: Gail Chanfreau [4]-bye

1R: Olga Morozova [3]-bye
1R: Liz Worner d Patricia King 6-3 6-4
1R: Kathy Walker* d Helen Taylor 6-3 6-0
1R: Trisha Edwards-bye
1R: Carol Zeeman-bye
1R: Kerry Hogarth d Frances Luff 6-1 0-6 6-4
1R: Mandy Morgan d Pam Whytcross 6-1 2-6 6-3
1R: Barbara Hawcroft [6]-bye

1R: Mona Schallau [7]-bye
1R: Helen Kayser d J Musgrave 6-1 6-3
1R: R Murphy d J Worthington 6-2 6-1
1R: Elizabeth Craig d Wendy Moore 6-4 6-1*
1R: Marilyn Tesch-bye
1R: Janine Whyte-bye
1R: Wendy Turnbull d Ann Lebedeff 6-1 7-5
1R: Virginia Wade [2]-bye

2R: Goolagong [1] d Billing default
2R: Fromholtz d Walsham 6-3 7-6
2R: Hole d O'Neill default
2R: A Coleman [8] d O'Neil 6-4 6-7 6-3
2R: P Coleman [5] d Eastburn 6-3 6-1
2R: Marsh d Healey 6-2 6-1
2R: Young d Burrows 6-1 6-2
2R: Chanfreau [4] d Matison 6-3 6-1

2R: Morozova [3] d Worner 6-2 6-0
2R: T Edwards d Walker 6-3 6-3
2R: Hogarth d Zeeman 6-2 6-1
2R: Hawcorft [6]d Morgan 6-3 6-1
2R: Kayser d Schallau [7] 1-6 6-2 6-1
2R: Tesch d Murphy 6-4 3-6 6-2
2R: Craig d Whyte default
2R: Wade [2] d Turnbull default

3R: Goolagong [1] d Fromholtz 6-2 6-2
3R: A Coleman [8] d Hole 7-6 2-6 7-6
3R: Young d Chanfreau [4] 6-0 6-3
3R: P Coleman [5] d Marsh 6-3 6-4

3R: Hawcroft [6] d Hogarth 6-3 6-4
3R: Morozova [3] d T Edwards 6-2 6-2
3R: Tesch [7] d Kayser 6-4 6-2
3R: Wade [2] d Craig 6-1 6-2

QF: Goolagong [1] d A Coleman [8] 6-3 6-1
QF: P Coleman [5] d Young 3-6 6-2 6-2
QF: Hawcroft [6] d Morozova [3] 6-2 6-3
QF: Wade [2] d Tesch [7] 6-3 6-3

SF: Goolagong [1] d P Coleman [5] 7-5 6-0
SF: Wade [2] d Hawcroft [6] 6-3 6-2

FI: Evonne Goolagong [1] d. Virginia Wade [2] 6-1 7-6 (7-4)


Doubles

QF: Bowrey/Wade d Lebedeff/Schallau 9-5*

FI: Pat Edwards/Evonne Goolagong d. Lesley Bowrey/Virginia Wade 6-1 6-2

Draw notes:
Elizabeth Craig is married.
Ugarte has Kerry Walker rather than Kathy-double check.
Ugarte has a score of 6-1 6-1 rather than 6-4 6-1-double check.
The odd QF doubles score is from the NYT. Were pro sets played in dubs due to rain?

This is one of Fromholtz's first events-she is only 15.

(Summary per John Dolan book)

Goolagong smacks Wade down in 58 minutes, with Evonne concentrating most of her serves on Wade's backhand. Evonne: "I felt keener today than in Melbourne...". Wade had a nasty incident 2 night's before the final when 2 men broke into her hotel room and were standing over her when she woke up and screamed "Get out!". She had a security guard outside her room after that.
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January 3-8 Western Province Championships, Cape Town, South Africa (Hard)

Draw=at least 35

1R: Liz Truter d Patti Hogan 7-5 6-4
1R: Janine Lieffrig d Laura Rossouw 8-6 6-4
1R: C Marais d Jenny Helliar 6-3 7-5

2R: Alsion McMillan d Sue Minford 6-1 6-1
2R: Ilana Kloss d Sali Hudson-Beck 0-6 6-3 6-1
2R: Brenda Kirk [3] d Lieffrig 6-3 6-2
2R: Jackie Fayter D Marais 6-1 3-6 6-2
2R: Lynn Montgomery d Carole Kalogeropoulos 6-0 6-2
2R: Linda Tuero [2] d Sannie Gouws 6-3 6-2

3R: Pat Pretorius d Aileen Artus 6-4 6-2
3R: Mcmillan d Rowena Niciforovic 6-0 6-0
3R: Kloss d G Beardall 6-0 6-0
3R: Brigitte Cuypers d Sharon Walsh 6-1 3-6 6-3

3R: Kirk [3] d Rowena Whitehouse 6-4 3-6 6-1
3R: Truter d Fayter 6-3 6-3
3R: Greta Delport d Nicky Kruger 6-3 6-4
3R: Tuero [2] d Montgomery 6-1 6-4

QF: Pretorius d McMillan 8-6 3-6 6-3
QF: Kloss d Cuypers 6-3 6-3
QF: Kirk [3] d Truter 7-5 6-3
QF: Tuero [2] d Delport 6-3 6-0

SF:Pretorius d Kloss 8-6 6-4
SF: Tuero [2] d Kirk [3] 4-6 6-3 6-4

FI: Pat Pretorius d Linda Tuero [2] 6-3 6-4

DF: Janine Lieffrig/Patti Hogan d Linky Boshoff/Ilana Kloss 6-3 9-7

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January 3-10 Auckland Tournament, Auckland, New Zealand (Grass)

1R: Mary Struthers (US) d Margaret Bonds 6-2 6-2

QF: Marilyn Pride [1] d Shelley Monds 6-2 6-2
QF: Struthers d Jill Fraser* 6-2 6-3
QF: Bev Vercoe d Cecilie Fleming 6-2 6-4
QF: Robyn Legge d Ching Ling Chang (Tai) 6-3 6-2

SF: Pryde [1] d Struthers 3-6 6-3 6-3
SF: Legge d Vercoe 6-3 6-3

FI: Marilyn Pryde [1] d Robyn Legge 4-6 6-4 7-5

DF: Jill Amer/Robyn Legge d Ching Ling Chang/Mary Struthers 3-6 6-2 6-4

Rollo
Jul 8th, 2011, 05:13 PM
Week of January 10-16

Janaury 12-15 British Motor Cars Invitation, San Francisco, California, US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: Civic Auditorium
*Qualifying and Prelim rounds held January 8-11

Qualifying (Draw=23)

Q1: Marcie Louie d Roylee Bailey 6-0 6-3
Q1: Andree Martin d Madeleine Pegel default
Q1: Edda Buding d Nancy Ornstein 3-6 6-3 7-6
Q1: Cynthia Sieler d Wendy Appleby 6-3 6-3
Q1: Tam O'Shaughnessy d Kathy Mann 6-1 6-2
Q1: Esme Emanuel (SA) d Sue Vinton 6-1 6-1
Q1: Kristien Kemmer d Raquel Giscafre default
Q1: Brigitta Lindstrom (Fin) d Ceci Martinez 6-4 0-6 7-5
Q1: Maria Nasuelli d Marie Neummanova 6-3 6-4

Q2: Louie d Martin 6-0 6-4
Q2: Tory Fretz d Buding 6-2 6-4
Q2: Sally Holdsworth d ???? default
Q2: Sieler d ??? default
Q2: Vicki Berner d O'Shaughnessy 7-5 6-2
Q2: Emanuel d Kemmer 4-6 6-4 6-2
Q2: Vicky Smouse d Lindstrom default (Lindstrom fears the USTA ban)
Q2: Jane O' Hara (Can) d Nasuelli 6-2 6-2

Preliminary Rounds (Draw=16)

P1: Karen Krantzcke d Smouse 6-0 6-2
P1: Wendy Gilchrist d Sieler 6-2 6-2
P1: Pam Teeguarden d Fretz 5-7 6-3 6-2
P1: Holdsworth d Betty Stove 6-2 6-2

P1: Louie d Kerry Harris 6-0 7-5
P1: Lesley Hunt d O'Hara 3-6 7-6 6-3
P1: Wendy Overton d Emanuel 6-3 6-4
P1: Martinez d Berner 6-3 6-1

P2: Krantzcke d Gilchrist 7-6 6-4
P2: Teeguarden d Holdsworth 6-4 6-0
P2: Louie d Hunt 6-3 7-6
P2: Martinez d Overton 6-7 6-2 6-2


Main Draw (Draw=16)

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Ceci Martinez [Q] 6-1 6-3
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [8] d Karen Krantzcke [Q] 7-5 6-4
1R: Helen Gourlay d Helga Masthoff [5] 6-1 6-2
1R: Virginia Wade [4] d Julie Heldman 6-2 6-1

1R: Francoise Durr [3] d Val Ziegenfuss 6-2 7-6
1R: Kerry Melville [6] d Mary Ann Eisel 6-4 6-7 6-4
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [7] d Marcie Louie [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Rosie Casals [2] d Pam Teeguarden [Q] 6-2 6-4

QF: King [1] d Gunter [8] 6-2 1-6 6-4
QF: Wade [4] d Gourlay 6-3 6-2
QF: Melville [6] d Durr [3] 3-6 6-3 6-2
QF: Dalton [7] d Casals [2] 4-6 6-0 6-3

SF: King [1] d Wade [4] 6-4 6-3
SF: Melville [6] d Dalton [7] 6-2 6-4

FI: Billie Jean King [1] d Kerry Melville [6] 7-6 (5-0) 7-6 (5-2)

3rd place: Wade d Dalton 7-5 6-4

DF: Rosie Casals/Virginia Wade [1] d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [2] 6-3 5-7 6-2

Draw note: Ceci Martinez lost in the 1R of qualifying but then got an entry in the Prelims and qualified.


The USTA is now demanding 6% of the prize money as a fee to santion Slims events. The USTA President declares this is the normal sanction fee, a change from the "experimental" fee of $480 they charged last year. The USTA President: " Six percent is the same figure we charge for all events. The women wanted equality with the men. Well now they have it." Larry King, lawyer, promotor of several tour events, and spouse of leading star Billie Jean King, calls it "a power play" by the USTA.

The "Women's Lob" tour rolls on despite USTA threats of a ban on players. 32 women alone compete to qualify for the first event. Only a few default in the qualifying under the threat of a ban.

Casals is upset by vet Judy Tegart. Rosie directed most of her shots to the normally weak Dalton backhand. She was in for a surprise, as the "Old Fruit" has been training with male player back in Australia who "pounded the ball at my backhand, and that helped me a lot."

King-Gunter. "I missed a lot of shots becasue I was of shape. I kept telling myself I didn't deserve to win."

King was down 5-6 0-40 in the first set of the final. Then the "Old Lady" got it together and went on a tear, winning 24 of the next 27 points.
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January 10-16 Tasmanian Championships Hobart, Australia (Grass)

1R: Ann Lebedeff (US) d Sally Arnott 6-3 6-2
1R: Mona Schallau (US) [2] d Sue Taylor 6-1 6-0

QF: Olga Morozova d Lebedeff 6-0 6-3
QF: Janet Young d Anne Coleman 6-2 6-2
QF: Barbara Hawcroft d Chris Matison 7-6 6-4
QF: Schallau [2] d Margaret Tesch 6-2 2-6 7-5

SF: Morozova d Young 6-3 6-2
SF: Schallau [2] d Hawcroft 7-6 2-6 7-5

FI: Olga Morozova d Mona Schallau [2] 6-3 6-3

DF: Mona Schallau/Janet Young d Barbara Hawcroft/Olga Morozova 6-3 6-2

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January 10-16 Natal Sugar Bowl Championships, Durban, South Africa (Hard)

2R: Maryna Godwin Proctor d Laura Rossouw 6-4 6-2
2R: Ilana Kloss d Jenny Helliar 6-0 6-0

3R: Pat Pretorius d ????
3R: Proctor d Margot Gisbert 6-0 6-2
3R: Kloss d Jackie Fayter (GB) 6-2 6-4
3R: Greta Delport d Alison McMillan 3-6 6-1 6-3

3R: Brenda Kirk d Sannie Gouws 6-3 7-5
3R: Sharon Walsh d Nicky Kruger 3-6 7-5 6-3
3R: Linda Tuero d Brigitte Cuypers 6-3 6-4
3R: Patti Hogan d Donna Judge 6-2 6-3

QF: Pretorius d Proctor 6-3 6-1
QF: Delport d Kloss 6-1 7-6
QF: Kirk d Walsh 6-4 1-6 9-7
QF: Tuero d Hogan 6-0 6-3

SF: Pretorius d Delport 6-1 7-6
SF: Kirk d Tuero 2-6 7-6 6-4

FI: Brenda Kirk d Pat Pretorius 6-3 6-3

DF: Greta Delport/Pattison d Patti Hogan/Janine Lieffrig 6-3 6-4

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January 10-15 North Island Tennis Championships Hamilton, New Zealand

2R: Pauline Elliott d Mary Struthers (US) [5] 7-5 3-6 6-2

QF:

SF: Shelley Monds d Robyn Legge ????
SF: Marilyn Pryde d Ching Ling Chang (Tai) 6-0 6-1

FI: Marilyn Pryde d Shelley Monds 6-0 6-0

DF: Cecelie Fleming/Marilyn Pryde d Ching Ling Chang/Mary Struthers 6-2 6-4

MX: Jo Blakely/Armistead Neeley d Cecelie Fleming/Roger Dowdeswell 5-7 6-2 6-3
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ends January 16 Pacific Indoor Tournament, Portland, Oregon (Indoors)

FI: Janice Metcalf d Ann Kiyomura 6-4 6-4

Rollo
Jul 8th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Week of January 17-23

January 19-23 Independent Press-Telegram Champs Long Beach CA, US (Indoors and Hard outdoors)
Venues: Long Beach City College Gym, Cerritos College Men's Gym (in Norwalk) and the Billie Jean King Center

WT Pro Tour event
Prize money=$17,000 US

Qualifying (Draw=36)
January 15-18

Q1: Shari Barman d Andree Martin 2-6 7-6 7-5
Q1: Sue Vinton d J Brassey 6-0 6-0
Q1: Maria Nasuelli d Val Morgan 6-0 6-3
Q1: Kathy May d C Kika 6-0 6-0

Q2: Roylee Bailey d Barman 6-1 6-7 6-4
Q2: Vicky Smouse d Lany Kaligis 7-6 6-1
Q2: Gail Hansen d Penny Johnson 6-3 4-6 6-1
Q2: Lita Liem d Wendy Appleby 2-6 7-6 6-2
Q2: Kathy Harter d Vinton 6-3 6-1
Q2: Barbara Downs d Marilyn Aschner 6-2 4-6 6-1
Q2: Jane O Hara d Nancy Ornstein 3-6 6-2 6-3
Q2: Esme Emanuel d L Cushing 6-4 7-5

Q2: Cynthia Sieler d J Little 6-3 2-6 6-0
Q2: Pat Cody d V Culp default
Q2: Kristien Kemmer d Marie Neummanova 6-2 6-3
Q2: Vicki Berner d Nasuelli 6-1 2-6 6-4
Q2: Janet Newberry d May 6-4 6-3
Q2: Laurie Tenney d Cathie Anderson 6-2 6-2
Q2: Edda Buding d Sue Ince 6-3 6-3
Q2: Tam O'Shaughnessy d J Vaughn 6-2 6-0

Q3: Smouse d Bailey 6-4 6-3
Q3: Liem d Hansen 4-6 6-2 6-4
Q3: Downs d Harter 4-6 6-1 6-4
Q3: Emanuel d O' Hara 6-4 7-5
Q3: Cody d Sieler 7-5 6-2
Q3: Kemmer d Berner 6-3 6-2
Q3: Newberry d Tenney 7-5 6-4
Q3: O'Shaughnessy d Buding 6-2 6-7 6-4

Preliminary Round

P1: Newberry d Kerry Harris 7-6 6-2
P1: Wendy Overton d Emanuel 7-6 3-6 7-6
P1: Pat Cody d Sally Holdsworth 6-2 6-7 6-4
P1: Betty Stove s Smouse 6-0 6-0

P1: Downs d Wendy Gilchrist 6-0 2-6 6-2
P1: Kemmer d Marcie Louie 6-3 6-2
P1: O' Shaughnessy d Ceci Martinez 6-3 4-6 6-3
P1: Lesley Hunt d Liem 6-4 6-4

P2: Overton d Newberry 3-6 6-4 7-6
P2: Stove d Cody 6-1 6-4
P2: Downs d Kemmer 6-7 7-6 6-2
P2: Hunt d O' Shaughnessy 6-1 2-6 6-1

Main Draw=16

1R: Billie Jean King[1] d Pam Teeguarden 6-1 6-2
1R: Helen Gourlay [8] d Barbara Downs [Q] 6-0 6-3
1R: Francoise Durr [3] d Lesley Hunt [Q] 6-0 6-4
1R: Julie Heldman d Helga Masthoff [5] 6-2 7-5

1R: Kerry Melville [6] d Betty Stove [Q] 6-2 6-3
1R: Virginia Wade [4] d Val Ziegenfuss 6-2 6-3
1R: Wendy Overton [Q] d Judy Dalton [7] 6-1 6-2
1R: Rosie Casals [2] d Karen Krantzcke 4-6 6-1 6-0

QF: King [1] d Gourlay [8] 7-6 (5-1) 7-5
QF: Durr [3] d Heldman 6-2 6-1
QF: Melville [6] d Wade [4] 6-2 7-5
QF: Casals [2] d Overton [Q] 6-4 3-6 6-3

SF: Durr [3] d King [1] 6-3 6-0
SF: Casals [2] d Melville [6] 6-4 6-4

FI: Rosie Casals [2] d. Francoise Durr [3]* 6-2 6-7 (4-5) 6-3

3rd place: Melville d King default

DF: Rosie Casals/Virginia Wade [1] d. Helen Gourlay/Karen Krantzcke 6-4 5-7 7-5

The NYT has Durr seeded #4 and Wade #3. We are using John Dolan's seedings here.

This was both a hard (outdoor) and indoors event. The first 2 rounds were indoors- split between the Long Beach City College Gymnasium and the Cerritos College Men's Gymnasium in Norwalk. The last 2 rounds were outdoors at the Billie Jean King Center in Long Beach.

King said in her 1982 autobiography that she intentionally lost the semifinal match with Francoise Durr because of an argument with her (King's) husband (page 113-114).
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January 19-23 South Australian Open, Adelaide, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Memorial Drive

Draw=26

1R: Evonne Goolagong [1]-bye
1R: Mandy Morgan-bye
1R: S Thompson-bye
1R: Kathy Walker* [8] d Pat Billing 6-1 6-2
1R: Janet Young [3] d Liz Worner 6-1 6-2
1R: Anne Coleman d B Crittenden 6-2 6-1
1R: Christine Matison [6] d R Rosman 6-3 6-2
1R: Di Berkinshaw d Kerry Hogarth 6-1 6-0

1R: Barbara Hawcroft [4] d C Caplyin 6-0 6-1
1R: Pam Whytcross d Judith Gohl 7-6 7-6
1R: Marilyn Tesch [5] d Lois Raymond 6-0 6-0
1R: Sarah Taylor d Lynette Mansfield 6-4 6-1
1R: Joan Walker d G Maxwell 6-1 6-2
1R: Janine Whyte [7]-bye
1R: Gai Healey-bye
1R: Olga Morozova (USSR) [2]-bye

2R: Goolagong [1] d Morgan 6-2 7-5
2R: K Walker [8] d Thompson 6-3 6-3
2R: Young [3] d Coleman 6-3 6-1
2R: Matison [6] d Berkinshaw 6-2 6-3

2R: Hawcroft [4] d Whytcross 6-1 6-2
2R: Tesch [5] d Taylor 6-0 7-6
2R: Whyte [7] d J Walker 6-3 5-7 6-2
2R: Morozova [2] d Healey 6-0 6-1

QF: Goolagong [1] d K Walker [8] 6-3 6-1
QF: Young [3] d Matison [6] 6-2 6-0
QF: Tesch [5] d Hawcroft [4] 3-6 6-4 6-1
QF: Morozova [2] d Whyte [7] 6-0 6-2

SF: Goolagong [1] d. Young [3] 6-7 (1-7) 7-5 6-1
SF: Morozova [2] d. Tesch [5] 6-3 6-0

FI: Evonne Goolagong [1] d. Olga Morozova [2] 7-6 (7-4) 6-3

Doubles

SF: Evonne Goolagong/Olga Morozova d. Anne Coleman/Christine Matison 6-2 6-3

FI: Evonne Goolagong/Olga Morozova d. Kerry Hogarth/Marilyn Tesch 6-3 6-0

Draw note: The NYT has Kay Walker rather than Kathy. For now I am going with Kathy.

With most of the big guns in America Evonne and Olga are the 2 biggies on the Aussie circuit, Wade having gone back to the US after Kooyong. Janet Young was 3 or 4 times times 2 points points from victory vs. Evonne in the semis. Aussie sportsswriter Michael Quirk reported that Evoone got a $1,500 guarentee just to show up in Adelaide (p 92 of WT).

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January 18-22 Rothmans International Invitation London, England (Indoors)
Venue: Albert Hall London Women S Invitation

Draw=4

1R: Joyce Williams d Patti Hogan 6-0 6-1
1R: Winnie Shaw d Sharon Walsh 2-6 6-1 6-1

FI: Joyce Williams d Winnie Shaw 5-7 6-2 7-5

DF: Winnie Shaw/Joyce Williams d Patti Hogan/Sharon Walsh 6-2 7-5

A small ladies event played concurrently with a much larger men's field. Total prize money (combined) was $33,400 US.
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January 17-23 BP New Zealand Open, Auckland, New Zealand (Grass?)


2R: Ann Lebedeff (US) d Shelley Monds 6-3 7-6
2R: Mona Schallau (US) [1] d Jeannette Amer 6-4 6-0

QF: Marilyn Pryde d Cecilie Fleming 6-2 6-0
QF: Mary Struthers (US) d Bev Vercoe 5-7 6-2 7-5
QF: Lebedeff d Robyn Legge 6-3 6-2
QF: Schallau [1] d Jill Fraser 6-4 6-2

SF: Schallau [1] d Lebedeff 7-5 4-6 6-3
SF: Pryde d Struthers 6-3 6-1

FI: Mona Schallau [1] d. Marilyn Pryde 6-2 6-0

DF: Ann Lebedeff/Mona Schallau d Jeanette Amer/Robyn Legge 6-1 6-1
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January 21-23 Fort Lauderdale Invitation. Ft Lauderdale, Florida, US (Clay)
Venue: Holiday Park

*Amateur event with no prize money

Draw=8

1R: Chris Evert [1] d Bunny Smith 6-1 6-1
1R: Janet Haas d Judy Gfroerer 6-3 6-4
1R: Laurie Fleming [2] d Mary Wisnieski 6-1 6-0
1R: Jeanne Evert d Sally Greer 6-0 6-1

SF: Haas d d C Evert [1] default
SF: Fleming d J Evert 3-6 6-4 6-1

FI: Laurie Fleming [2] d Janet Haas 6-0 6-3

DF: Carrie Fleming/Laurie Fleming d Mary McLean/Bunny Smith 4-6 6-3 6-4

A stricly Floridian event held on Evert's home turf. Chrssie has to withdraw on her father's orders when she runs a 102 degree temperature. The semi between the US #1 ranked (16 and under) Fleming and Jeanne Evert (#1 14 yrs and under) takes 2 and a half hours.

Rollo
Jul 8th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Week of January 24-30


January 25-31 Virginia Slims United States Indoors, Hingham, Massachuestts, US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: Old Colony Tennis Club

Prize Money=$18,000 US (part of the WT Pro Tour)

Preliminary Round

Wendy Appleby d Cynthia Sieler 6-2 6-1
Marie Neummanova d Pam Austin 6-4 6-0
Marcie Louie d Cynthia Hayden 6-0 6-1
Vicky Smouse d Burke Lardner 6-1 6-2
Nancy Ornstein d Irene Josefowicz 6-2 6-1
Penny Moor d Shari Barman 6-3 6-1
Laurie Tenney d Susan Goodwin 6-1 6-3
Vicki Berner d Salli Holdsworth 6-0 6-4
Lany Kaligis d Roylee Bailey 7-5 7-5
Edda Buding d Leslie Vyce 6-2 6-2

Main Draw=32

1R: Rosie Casals [1] d Corinne Molesworth 6-2 3-6 6-1
1R: Betty Stove d Wendy Appleby [Q] 6-1 6-2
1R: Marcie Louie d Marie Neumanova 6-4 6-4
1R: Karen Krantzke d Tam O'Shaughnessy 6-4 6-2
1R: Virginia Wade [4] d Esme Emanuel 6-2 6-1
1R: Wendy Gilchrist d Penny Moor [Q] 6-4 6-1
1R: Judy Dalton [6] d Vicki Smouse [Q] 6-2 6-2
1R: Helga Masthoff d Nancy Ornstein [Q] 6-1 6-3

1R: Francoise Durr [3] d Lita Liem 6-2 6-3
1R: Laurie Tenney [Q] d Maria Nasuelli 6-1 6-2
1R: Lesley Hunt d Vicki Berner [Q] 7-5 6-0
1R: Helen Gourlay [7] d Kerry Harris 4-6 6-2 6-4
1R: Wendy Overton d Pam Teeguarden 6-1 6-3
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d Lany Kaligis [Q] 6-3 6-1
1R: Edda Buding [Q] d Ceci Martinez 4-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Kerry Melville [2] d Kristien Kemmer 6-4 6-3

2R: Casals [1] d Stove 6-4 6-0
2R: Kranztcke [8] d Louie 6-4 6-0
2R: Wade [4] d Gilchrist 6-7 (1-5) 6-2 6-1
2R: Dalton [6] d Masthoff 6-3 6-2

2R: Durr [3] d Tenney 6-4 6-2
2R: Hunt d Gourlay [7] 2-6 6-2 6-1
2R: Overton d Ziegenfuss 6-3 6-2
2R: Melville [2] d Buding [Q] 6-1 6-4

QF: Casals [1] d Krantzcke [8] 6-2 6-2
QF: Wade [4] d Dalton [6] 6-4 7-6 (5-1)
QF: Durr [3] d Hunt 6-3 6-3
QF: Overton d Melville [2] 6-4 2-6 6-4

SF: Wade [4] d Casals [1] 7-5 6-2
SF: Durr [3] d Overton 6-1 7-5

FI: Virginia Wade [4] d Francoise Durr [3] 6-3 7-5

3rd place: Casals d Overton 6-2 7-6 (5-3)

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Casals/Wade [1] d Masthoff/Teeguarden default
1R: Gilchrist/Stove d Molesworth/Moor 6-2 6-3
1R: Buding/Nasuelli d Kaligis/Liem 6-7 6-4 7-5
1R: Harris/Melville d Emanuel/Martinez 6-0 6-2

1R: Gourlay/Krantzcke d Berner/Neumanova 6-1 6-1
1R: Kemmer/Overton d Appleby/O'Shaughnessy 6-3 6-4
1R: Louie/Tenney d Ornstein/Smouse 7-5 6-2
1R: Dalton/Durr [2] d Hunt/Ziegenfuss 6-2 6-2

QF: Casals/Wade [2] d Glichrist/Stove 6-3 6-3
QF: Harris/Melville d Buding/Nasuelli 6-1 6-1
QF: Gourlay/Krantzcke d Kemmer/Overton 7-6 7-5
QF: Dalton/Durr [2] d Louie/Tenney 6-0 6-3

SF: Casals/Wade [1] d Harris/Melville 7-5 6-4
SF: Dalton/Durr [2] d Gourlay/Krantzcke 0-6 7-5 6-4

FI: Rosie Casals/Virginia Wade [1] d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [2] 2-6 6-3 7-6 (5-4)

Billie Jean King was planning on being here but suffered a thigh injury in last week's event.

The opening game of the early round Krantzcke-Louie match took 15 minutes in all-going to deuce 12 times. Marcie won the game, then ended up winning only 3 more in going out tamely.

A sold out crowd of 2,3000 for the finals. Wade is the first non-American winner of the US Indoors since Thelma Long in 1953.

Wade after the final: "Gone is the tempestous Virginia but the sportswriters love that adjective."

Francoise Durr more than made up for any lack of fire on Wade's part. After losing the doubles final of sudden-death point the fiery Frankie smashed her racquet to bits as a bemused Virginia smirked.

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Ends February 1 Swedish Indoors Championships Umea, Sweden (Indoors)

SF: Christina Sandberg d Madeleine Pegel 6-1 6-3
SF: Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer d Margareta Strandberg 0-6 6-3 6-3

FI: Christina Sandberg d Ingrid Bentzer 6-4 6-4

DF: Ingrid Bentzer/Christina Sandberg d A Dahlberg/I Larsson 6-0 6-2
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ends February 1 Southwest Australian Championships Perth, Australia (Grass)

FI: Olga Morozova d Janet Young 6-4 6-2

*the singles finals were held on Jan 31.

Rollo
Jul 8th, 2011, 05:15 PM
Week of January 31-February 6


February 1-7 Tennis Club Of Fort Lauderdale , Ft Lauderdale, Florida, US (Green Clay)
Venue: Tennis Club Stadium

Prize Money: US $25,000
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying (Draw=32)

Q1: Donna Ganz d Mary Mclean 6-2 6-1
Q1: Ceci Martinez d Roylee Bailey 6-1 6-2
Q1: Cynthia Sieler d Nancy Ornstein 6-3 7-6
Q1: Sue Epstein d Pam Austin 6-7 6-3 6-3
Q1: Lany Kaligis d Bunny Smith 6-1 6-3
Q1: Marie Neummanova d Sue Vinton 2-6 7-5 6-1
Q1: Sally Holdsworth d Vicky Smouse 0-6 6-1 6-3
Q1: Jane O'Hara d Sally Greer 6-2 6-4

Q1: Stephanie De Fina Johnson d Penny Moor 6-2 6-1
Q1: Vicki Berner d Tam O Shaughnessy 4-4 6-3 6-4
Q1: Janet Haas d Maria Nasuelli 6-0 6-4
Q1: Jeanne Evert d Shari Barman 6-1 6-0
Q1: Laurie Fleming d Wendy Appleby 6-0 6-0
Q1: Carrie Fleming d Lynn Epstein ???
Q1: Kristien Kemmer d Andree Martin 6-0 6-4
Q1: Kathy Kuykendall d Jill Cooper 7-5 6-7 6-0

Q2: Ganz d Martinez 6-4 6-1
Q2: Epstein d Sieler 7-5 6-3
Q2: Neummanova d Kaligis 7-5 6-3
Q2: Holdsworth d O'Hara 6-2 7-6

Q2: Johnson d Berner 6-3 6-0
Q2: J Evert d Haas 6-0 6-0
Q2: L Fleming d C Fleming 6-1 6-1
Q2: Kuykendall d Kemmer 6-3 6-1

Main Draw (=32)

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Kathy Kuykendall [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d Wendy Gilchrist 6-0 6-7 6-3
1R: Marcie Louie d Lesley Hunt 2-6 7-5 6-3
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [7] d Betty Stove 6-3 6-2
1R: Virginia Wade [5] d Stephanie Johnson [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R: Helen Gourlay d Donna Ganz [Q] 6-3 6-0
1R: Wendy Overton d Sally Holdsworth [Q] 6-1 7-6
1R: Francoise Durr [4] d Laurie Fleming [Q] 4-6 6-4 6-0

1R: Chris Evert [3] d Corinne Molesworth 6-2 6-3
1R: Helga Niessen Masthoff d Kerry Harris 6-3 6-0
1R: Julie Heldman d Sue Epstein [Q] 6-4 6-3
1R: Kerry Melville [6] d Pam Teeguarden 6-2 2-6 7-5
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [8] d Edda Buding 6-2 6-3
1R: Lita Liem d Esme Emanuel 6-1 1-0 retired (leg injury)
1R: Karen Krantzcke d Marie Neummanova [Q] 7-5 4-6 6-0
1R: Jeanne Evert [Q] d Rosie Casals [2] 4-6 6-3 6-3

2R: King [1] d Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-1
2R: Gunter [7] d Louie 6-3 6-0
2R: Gourlay d Wade [5] 1-6 6-4 6-3
2R: Overton d Durr [4] 6-2 6-3

2R: C Evert [3] d Masthoff 6-2 6-1
2R: Melville [6] d Heldman 4-6 6-0 6-4
2R: Dalton [8] d Liem 6-2 6-4
2R: Krantzcke d J Evert 6-1 1-6 6-4

QF: King [1] d Gunter [7] 6-0 7-6 (5-0)
QF: Overton d Gourlay 6-3 7-5
QF: C Evert [3] d Melville [6] 6-3 6-1
QF: Dalton [8] d Krantzcke 4-6 6-4 6-3

SF: King [1] d Overton 6-2 6-1
SF: C Evert [3] d Dalton [8] 6-1 6-3

FI: Chris Evert [3] d Billie Jean King [1] 6-1 6-0

3rd place: Judy Dalton [8] d Wendy Overton 1-6 6-3 7-6

Doubles (Draw=15)


1R: Dalton/Durr [1] d Berner/Kuykendall 6-2 6-1
1R: Emanuel/Gilchrist d Louie/Neumanova 7-5 6-2
1R: Heldman/Stove d Fleming/Fleming 6-3 2-6 6-1
1R: Harris/Melville d J Evert/Johnson 6-0 6-0

1R: Hunt/Ziegenfuss d Gourlay/Krantzcke 7-5 6-4
1R: Buding/Liem d Holdsworth/Molesworth 6-2 6-4
1R: Kemmer/Overton d Masthoff/Teeguarden default
1R: Gunter/Wade [2]-bye

QF: Dalton/Durr [1] d Emanuel/Gilchrist 6-3 6-0
QF: Heldman/Stove d Harris/Melville 6-1 6-4
QF: Hunt/Ziegenfuss d Buding/Liem 6-3 4-6 6-3
QF: Gunter/Wade [2] d Kemmer/Overton 7-6 6-4

SF: Dalton/Durr [1] d Heldman/Stove 6-4 6-2
SF: Gunter/Wade [2] d Hunt/Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-4

FI: Francoise Durr/Judy Dalton [1] d Nancy Gunter/Virginia Wade [2] 6-3 6-2

Draw note: My Durr score differs from both J dolan;s and Ugarte's. I am using the New York Times, score, which explicitly cites Durr winning 12 consecutive games.

The press dubbed the event "Fort Lauderdale vs the World". The local (and amateur) clay court dollies are lined up to combat the veteran pro women. On day 1 Jeanne Evert, only 14, upsets #2 seed Casals befoee 3,300. The 5 foot and only 90 pound "Jeannie". Rosie's tactic of drop shots followed by passing shots worked for one set, but she found herself chasing drop shots and then being lobbed over.

Jeanne led 4-2 in the decider in the next round before 6 foot Karen Krantzcke sent her back to school.

Durr survived her own 1R scare, coming back from 4-6 1-4 down to take 12 consecutive games in beating Laurie Fleming, another Floridian.

Top seed Billie Jean King registers an important win over her former bete noir Nancy Richey Gunter. Its King's 6th consecutive win over an opponent who is tough on clay. Speculating on a match with Chris, she said, "I wouldn't mind playing her. She's got a good attitude and goes out there and does her best."

Evert crushes Billie Jean in a final watched by a sellout of 3,500. It was so packed people were sitting in the aisles an hour before the final. Hundreds more crowded onto apartment roofs overlooking the court.

The blowout is the worst loss of King's career to date. Chrissie had spent the last five months working on her serve-and it showed. "I served about 150 a day". King begged to differ, later saying "her serve still isn't that hot." Afterwards Chris made the crowd laugh when she said before the event she was afraid of being rusty. King graciously said to the crowd, "The only thing I have to say to Chris is that you played too well. Good luck to all the tow-handed backhand kids."

King on the match in the press conference afterwards: "I can't remember losing a match that bad...My game stunk from the start. Chris kept knocking the ball back, waiting for me to make mistakes, And baby, I made em!"

Billie Jean wasn't willing to concede a toally glorious future for the young phenom. "I'm anxious to see what happens to her after all this attention. ..If she comes out on Tour, she'll find out the facts of life."
King predicted that Evert had reached had reached her peak at a young age, comparing her to Nancy Richey. (I need to source the exact quote-found in Tennis Australia).

Evert on King's poor performance: "Concentration-that's where Billie Jean failed today." She also later said, "Let's face it. Billie Jean was never in it."

Evert's father Jimmy was guarded about the result. "I'm noy so sure a lopsided win was such a good thing. Everybody will by out to get her, and don't worry, she'll be thrown to the wolves." The women pros left no doubts whose side they were on, louding cheering for King. Chris: "I heard the other pros cheering for Billie Jean. Of course I heard them. How could I have helped it-by putting cotton in my ears?" "Go get her Billie Jean!" was the pro contingents cry during play.

Of course King also had boisterous fans to contend with. Playing in what was practically Evert's back yard she faced a heavily pro-Evert crowd and Chris's rapid high school classmates. Her high school band led a parade march around the center court before the final. In response Pompano Beach, a club that sponsers King, flew a plane with a banner overhead that read, "We Love you Billie Jean!" King approved of the pre-match demonstration and showed no annoyance at the crowd,

The "Chrissie Factor" spelled success for the event-with total attendence of 17,000; a tour record so far for 1972. The organizer George Liddy must have been happy Chris won-as an amateur she was not eligible to collect the first prize of $4,400. As compensation he says he will fund the Evert clan's trip to Wimbledon.

Link to the Miami News coverage of the match:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vswlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HvMFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2580,2782775&dq=chris+evert&hl=en

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February 1-6 Western Australian Championships Perth, Australia (Grass)

2R: Evonne Goolagong d C Watts 6-2 6-1
2R: Janet Young d Kerry Walker 6-0 6-4
2R: Chris Matison d Jenny Walker 6-4 6-1
2R: Pat Coleman d Chris O'Neil 6-4 6-4

2R: Barbara Hawcroft d P King 6-0 6-0
2R: Ann Coleman d S Arnott 6-2 6-1
2R: Janine Whyte d L Cooper 6-2 6-2
2R: Olga Morozova d S Irvine 6-3 6-1

QF: Goolagong d Young 6-3 7-5
QF: Pat Coleman d Matison 7-6 6-7 6-1
QF: Hawcroft d A Coleman 6-4 6-2
QF: Morozova d Whyte 6-0 6-1

SF:Goolagong d P Coleman 6-4 6-0
SF: Morozova d Hawcroft 7-5 6-1

FI: Evonne Goolagong d Olga Morozova 6-2 7-5

Doubles

FI: Evonne Goolagong/Barbara Hawcroft d Olga Morozova/Janet Young 3-6 6-4 6-3
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January 29-February 6 Scandinavian Covered Courts Championships Copenhagen, Denmark (Indoors)


Singles (Draw=18)

1R: Ellen Grindvold (Nor) d Dorte Ekner 6-2 2-6 6-3
1R: Pia Balling Stockman d L Solbeck 6-3 6-3

2R: Joyce Williams (GB) d Isabelle Larsson 6-2 6-4
2R: Ann Mette Soerensen d Michele Gurdal (Bel) 6-3 6-4
2R: Odile De Roubin (Frn) d G Ejlerskov 6-3 6-3
2R: Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer (Swd) d Grindvold 5-7 6-4 6-2

2R: Margareta Strandberg d Stockman 8-6 6-2
2R: Nathalie Fuchs d Maria Ann Klougart 1-6 6-3 6-2
2R: MV Nielsen d Ulla Sandulf default
2R: Winnie Shaw (GB) d Helle Sparre 6-2 8-6

QF: Williams d Soerensen 6-4 6-4
QF: Bentzer d De Roubin 6-4 4-6 6-4
QF: Strandberg d Fuchs 6-4 4-6 6-1
QF: Shaw d Nielsen default

SF: Bentzer d Williams 6-2 6-2
SF: Shaw d Strandberg 8-6 6-2

FI: Winnie Shaw d Ingrid Bentzer 7-5 6-4

Doubles

FI: Winnie Shaw/Joyce Williams d Ingrid Bentzer/ Margareta Strandberg 8-6 6-3
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Ends February 6 South Florida Championships West Palm Beach, Florida (Clay)

FI: Pam Austin d Mary McLean 6-1 6-1

Probably a strictly amateur event.

Rollo
Jul 8th, 2011, 05:16 PM
Week of February 7-13


ends February 13 Parkland Open Championships Nairobi,Kenya

SF: Gail Chanfreau d S Lonie 6-0 6-1
SF: Jackie Fayter d Jenny Helliar 6-0 6-4

FI: Gail Chanfreau d Jackie Fayter 6-4 6-0

DF: Gail Chanfreau/Jenny Helliar d Jackie Fayter/J Turner 6-3 6-0

MX: Gail Chanfreau/Pierre Joly d Jackie Fayter/Shretta 6-2 5-4
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ends February 13 Coupe Cozon Paris, France (Indoors)

FI: Rosie Darmon d Odile de Roubin 6-2 6-2
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Ends February 14 All-Union Winter Championships Kiev, USSR (Indoors)

2R: Marina Chuvyrina d Anna Ivanova 6-1 6-4
2R: T Taranova d Yelena Granaturova 7-5 6-1
2R: Lydia Zinkevich d Yevgenya Izopaitis 6-3 6-4

QF: Chuvyrina d Galina Baksheeva 6-0 8-6
QF: Yevgenya Biryukova d Taranova 7-5 6-1
QF: Zinkevich d Anna Yeremeyeva 6-4 8-6
QF: Marina Kroshina d Zaiga Yansone 4-6 6-4 6-3

SF: Chuvyrina d Biryukova 2-6 6-4 6-2
SF: Kroshina d Zinkevich 2-6 6-2 6-3

FI: Marina Chuvyrina d Marina Kroshina 6-1 6-4

DF: Galina Baksheeva/Marina Chuvyrina d Evgenia Biryukova/Marina Kroshina 6-3 5-7 6-4
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February 8-13 New South Wales Hard Court Championships, ????,Australia (Clay)

1R: Evonne Goolagong d J Murdoch 6-0 6-1

QF: Goolagong d Helen Kayser 6-4 6-2

SF: Goolagong d Frances Luff 6-4 7-6
SF: Jan Lehane O'Neill d ????

FI: Evonne Goolagong d Jan O'Neill 6-1 6-2

Rollo
Sep 7th, 2011, 07:33 PM
Week of February 14-20


February 16-19 Virginia Slims Of Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: Frederickson Field House

Prize Money= $20,000 US
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying (February 13-15)

Q1: Lany Kaligis d Sandy Stap 6-4 5-7 6-3
Q1: Sue Vinton d Pam Mason 6-1 6-2
Q1: Sue Stap d Kerry Harris 6-4 6-3
Q1: Madeleine Pegel d Vicki Berner 6-4 6-3
Q1: Cynthia Sieler d Penny Moor 6-7 6-1 6-3
Q1: Maria Nasuelli d Roylee Bailey 7-5 7-6
Q1: Edda Buding d Becky Coggins 6-0 6-0
Q1: Tam O'Shaughnessy d Wendy Appleby 4-6 7-6 6-4
Q1: Bev Barger d Shari Barman 7-6 6-1

Q2: Marie Neummanova d Kaligis 6-6 6-2 6-2
Q2: Sue Vinton d Vicky Smouse 6-1 6-3
Q2: Sue Stap d Pegel 7-6 6-2
Q2: Sieler d Pam Austin 6-1 6-2
Q2: Esme Emanuel d Nasuelli 6-4 6-2
Q2: Buding d Jane O' Hara 6-3 4-6 6-1
Q2: Nancy Ornstein d O' Shaughnessy 7-5 6-4
Q2: Ceci Martinez d Bev Barger 6-1 6-1

Preliminary Rounds

P1: Val Ziegenfuss d Ornstein ????
P1: Sieler d Kristien Kemmer ????
P1: Lita Liem d Martinez 1-6 6-3 7-5
P1: Betty Stove d Neummanova 6/4-4/6-6/3

P1: Wendy Gilchrist d Emanuel 7-6 6-7 6-1
P1: Pam Teeguarden d Buding 6-0 6-2
P1: Corinne Molesworth d Stap 6-6 6-2 6-1
P1: Marcie Louie d Vinton 6-1 6-0

P2:Ziegenfuss d Sieler 6-0 6-7 6-1
P2: Stove d Liem 6-1 6-2
P2: Teeguarden d Gilchrist 4-6 6-1 6-4
P2: Molesworth d Louie M 6-4 4-6 7-5

Main Draw=16

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Lesley Hunt 6-1 2-6 6-4
1R: Betty Stove [Q] d Karen Krantzcke 7-6 6-3
1R: Wendy Overton [7] d Mary Ann Eisel Curtis 3-6 7-5 6-0
1R: Rosie Casals [3] d Corinne Molesworth [Q] 6-2 6-3

1R: Julie Heldman d Kerry Melville [4] 7-5 6-4
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [6] d Pam Teeguarden [Q] 6-1 6-4
1R: Val Ziegenfuss [Q] d Helen Gourlay [5] 6-2 6-3
1R: Francoise Durr [2] d Nancy Richey Gunter 7-6 (5-4) 2-6 6-4

QF: Stove [Q] d King [1] 6-3 7-6 (5-4)
QF: Casals [3] d Overton [7] 6-1 6-1
QF: Dalton [6] d Heldman 7-5 6-4
QF: Ziegenfuss [Q] d Durr [2] 7-6 (5-3) 6-3

SF: Casals [3] d Stove [Q] 6-3 6-1
SF: Ziegenfuss [Q] d Dalton [6] 6-3 6-2

FI: Rosie Casals [3] d Val Ziegenfuss [q] 6-4 6-1

3rd Place: Betty Stove [Q] d Judy Dalton [6] 6-7 6-2 6-1

Doubles (Draw=7)

1R: Casals/King [1] d Hunt/Melville 6-0 6-0
1R: Gourlay/Krantzcke-bye
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Heldman/Stove 7-6 4-6 6-4
1R: Dalton/Durr [2] d Molesworth/Teeguarden 4-6 6-0 6-3

SF: Casals/King [1] d Gourlay/Krantzcke 7-6 5-7 6-1
SF: Dalton/Durr [2] d Overton/Ziegenfuss 6-0 6-1

FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King [1] d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [2] 6-7 (4-5) 7-6 (5-2) 6-2

Draw notes:
1. Double check Ziegenfuss-Durr score. Ugarte has 7-6 6-4.
2. Liem/Siler d Kemmer/Vinton 6-7 6-1 5-4 (tiebreak score) in the Consolation Doubles final. Was this
in any way connected to the main doubles draw?

The dour 1R Durr-Gunter match lasts 2 hours. In the quarterfinals both top seeds go out to qualifiers, with Stove breaking serve once in the first set and then following that by saving 4 sets points from 1-4 in the tiebreak. Ziegenfuss takes out the #5 seed (Gourlay) then Durr (#2) in the QF, and finally #6 Dalton in the semis. It's the first time a qualifier has ever made the finals of Slims event.

Val is no match for Rosie Casals in the final. Her win here puts Rosie at #1 in overall prize money on the tour through 5 events.

The USTA drops its demand of a 6% sanction fee, settling for $480 per event instead. This is major victory for tour founder Gladys Heldman, who also announces the minimum prize money for tour events is now set at $18,000.

Link to an SI article on Francoise Durr. A real classic that delves into life on tour,Oklahoma, and Durr's thoughts on other players:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1085856/index.htm
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ends February 18 Nyanza Open Championships Kisumu Kenya

SF: Gail Chanfreau d J Turner 6-3 6-2

FI: Gail Chanfreau d Jackie Fayter default
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A New Tork Times releases an article piece on Chris Evert titled "The Girl Who Grew Up on Center Court"

The budding teen wants to be called Chris, not "Chrissie". She's added a half-inch (now 5' 5" according to the Times) and 5 pounds to her thin frame. The bubble-gum chewing teen expressed disdain for the monikers "Little Poker Face" and "Cinderella in tennis shoes." Evert said, "That poker face thing is so blah-and I don't like the Cinderella thing either."

The unflappable Floridian may not show emotions on the court. Practice is different matter however. On the odd occasion Miss Evert has broken a few racquets in anger. Jimmy Evert was quoted in the Miami News, stating, " She has broken four racquetrs in the last four months."

Rollo
Sep 7th, 2011, 07:34 PM
Week of February 21-27


February 24-28 Virginia Slims Of Washington , Bethesda, Maryland,US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: Linden Hill Bath and Tennis Club

Prize Money= $18,000 US
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying (February 20-23)

Q1: Esme Emanuel d Carol Wood 6-2 6-2
Q1: Lany Kaligis d Kathy Kuykendall default
Q1: Kristien Kemmer d Carol Herrick 6-2 6-1
Q1: Penny Moor d Pam Austin 7-5 4-6 7-6
Q1: Kathy Blake Thornborough d Shari Barman default
Q1: Nancy Ornstein d Madeleine Pegel 7-5 6-1
Q1: Sue Vinton d Bessie Stockard default
Q1: Barbara Downs d Stephanie De Fina Johnson 5-7 6-3 6-2

Q1: Ceci Martinez d Nancy Reed 6-1 6-0
Q1: Wendy Appleby d Vicki Berner 7-6 6-3
Q1: Edda Buding d Vicky Smouse 6-4 4-6 6-2
Q1: Kerry Harris d Raymonde Jones 6-4 6-2
Q1: Roylee Bailey d Mona Schallau 6-1 6-4
Q1: Tam O Shaughnessy d Jane O'Hara 6-2 7-6
Q1: Maria Nasuelli d Olga Mahoney 6-4 6-1
Q1: Marie Neummanova d Bonnie Logan 5-7 6-3 7-5

Q2: Emanuel d Kaligis 6-1 6-4
Q2: Kemmer d Moor 6-4 6-3
Q2: Ornstein d Thornborough 2-6 6-2 6-3
Q2: Downs d Vinton 6-1 6-2

Q2: Martinez d Appleby 7-5 6-3
Q2: Harris d Buding 2-6 6-1 6-3
Q2: Bailey d O'Shaughnessy 6-3 7-5
Q2: Neummanova d Nasuelli 6-3 4-6 6-2

Preliminary Rounds

P1: Downs d Lesley Hunt 0-6 7-6 6-3
P1: Emanuel d Roylee Bailey 6-0 6-2
P1: Wendy Gilchrist d Neummanova 6-2 6-2
P1: Pam Teeguarden d Kemmer 6-3 6-4
P1: Martinez d Sally Holdsworth 6-4 5-7 6-4
P1: Ornstein d Lita Liem 6-4 4-6 7-5
P1: Harris d Cynthia Sieler 6-2 6-3

P2: Downs d Emanuel 6-4 6-3
P2: Gilchrist d Teeguarden 6-4 3-6 7-5
P2: Ornstein d Martinez 6-2 7-6
P2: Harris d Betty Stove 6-4 2-6 6-4

Main Draw=16

1R: Julie Heldman d Billie Jean King [1] 3-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter d Helen Gourlay [8] 6-0 6-2
1R: Kerry Melville [5] d Nancy Ornstein [Q] 6-3 6-2
1R: Francoise Durr [4] d Wendy Gilchrist [Q] 6-1 3-6 6-2

1R: Rosie Casals [3] d Val Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-4
1R: Barbara Downs [Q] d Judy Tegart Dalton [6] 6-1 6-1
1R: Wendy Overton [7] d Kerry Harris [Q] 6-3 7-6
1R: Chris Evert [2] d Karen Krantzcke 6-3 6-2

QF: Gunter d Heldman 6-1 6-3
QF: Melville [5] d Durr [4] 6-1 6-4
QF: Casals [3] d Downs [Q] 7-6 6-1
QF: Evert [2] d Overton 6-2 6-4

SF: Gunter d Melville [5] 6-4 6-4
SF: Evert [2] d Casals [3] 6-4 6-3

FI: Nancy Gunter d Chris Evert [2] 7-6 (5-1) 6-2

3rd Place: Kerry Melville [5] d Rosemary Casals [3] 6-2 6-4

Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Heldman/Stove d Casals/King [1] default
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Hunt/Teeguarden 6-4 1-6 6-1
1R: Gourlay/Kranztcke d Gilchrist/Ornstein 6-2 6-1
1R: Dalton/Durr [2] d Harris/Melville 6-3 5-7 6-1

SF: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Heldman/Stove 2-6 6-4 6-1
SF: Dalton/Durr [2] d Gourlay/Kranztcke 6-2 5-7 6-1

FI: Wendy Overton/ Val Ziegenfuss d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [2] 7-5 6-2

The tiny venue (capacity 1,750) is sold out for the entire event in anticipation of another King-Evert clash. A bombshell story quickly shakes up the event, as a Washington Post story headlined, "Abortion made Possible Mrs King's Top Year" broke.

The next day ever crafty Julie Heldman quickly spoils the dream final by upsetting King in the opening round. Billie Jean was suffering from a bad knee and an infected toe. Organizers gave Billie jean an extra day's rest, but she wasn't up to running all day, and in Julie's words King gave her the third set "on a silver platter, I don't think she wanted to be out there". Billie Jean walks out of the press conference when the reporter who wrote the abortion story refused to leave. Billie Jean withdraws from the doubles, and also announces she will take a break from the tour, citing the physical and emotional stress of playing to reach the $100,000 prize money record she set in 1971.

Nancy Gunter plows through the upper half of the draw left open by King's loss, reaching the final without the loss of a set. Evert also advanced through all her matches in straights. Nancy practiced with her brother Cliff before the Sunday final. It was nip and tuck in the opening set, which lasts 56 minutes. Evert led 4-2 but the momentum swung back. The key moment came in the tiebreak. Richey took the set with 3 straight points from 2-1. Nancy: "She was either getting tired or getting shaky when I won those 3 points quickly".

Evert wasn't too unhappy, after all this was her first event ever indoors.

Chris: "I don't think anyone would have beaten Nancy today, the way she played."

Here a link to a reprint of the Washington Post article
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FlY_AAAAIBAJ&sjid=xVIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4951,3086627&dq=chris+evert&hl=en

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February 20-27 Winter International Indoor Championships Moscow, USSR (Indoors)

Draw=20

1R: Yevgenia Biryukova d Rauza Islanova 6-3 6-4
1R: Nathalie Fuchs (Frn) d Yulia Berberian (Bul) 6-4 6-1
1R: Zaiga Yansone d Odile De Roubin (Frn) 6-0 6-2
1R: Marina Chuvyrina d Anna Ivanova 6-2 5-7 7-5

2R: Olga Morozova d Bryukhanchikova 6-2 6-3
2R: Yevgenya Izopaitis d Lyudmila Toporkova 6-2 6-2
2R: Anna Yeremeyeva d Natasha Chmyreva 6-0 6-0
2R: Biryukova d Fuchs 6-2 6-4

2R: Chuvyrina d Zaiga Yansone 6-1 3-6 6-2
2R: Marina Kroshina d Yelena Granaturova 1-6 6-0 6-2
2R: Anna Dmitrieva d Lydia Zinkevich 6-2 6-1
2R: Galina Baksheeva d Gishiyan 6-2 6-1

QF: Morozova d Izopaitis 6-0 6-4
QF: Biryukova d Yeremeyeva 6-1 7-6
QF: Kroshina d Chuvyrina 6-2 7-6
QF: Dmitrieva d Baksheeva 6-4 6-4

SF: Biryukova d Morozova 6-3 7-6
SF: Dmitrieva d Kroshina 6-2 4-6 6-4

FI: Yevgenya Biryukova d Anna Dmitrieva 6-4 6-3

DF: Olga Morozova/Zaiga Yansone d Yevgenia Biryukova/Marina Kroshina 6-3 5-7 6-4
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February 22-28 Kenyan Championships Nairobi, Kenya

QF: J Turner (NZ) d J Michaux 6-0 7-5
QF: Jenny Helliar d J Davies 6-0 6-0

SF: Gail Chanfreau d Turner 6-2 6-4
SF: Winnie Shaw d Jenny Helliar 6-0 6-2

FI: Winnie Shaw d Gail Chanfreau 2-6 6-2 6-4

DF: Gail Chanfreau/Jenny Helliar d Winnie Shaw/J Turner 6-2 6-3
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ends March 1 Belgian National Indoors Brussels, Belgium (Indoors)

FI: Michele Gurdal d Monique Van Haver 6-4 6-0

DF: Michele Gurdal/Monique Van Haver d De Witte/Van Gheluwe 6-4 6-0
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circa late February? Danish Indoors Champs.

FI: Lotte Sřlbeck d. ??

DF: Gitte Grage Ejlerskov/Mari-Ann Bloch-Jřrgensen Klougart d. ??

MX: Helle Sparre/Carl-Edward Hedelund d. ??

Rollo
Sep 17th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Week of February 28-March 5

February 28-March 1 K-Mart Invitational, Birmingham (Rochester) Michigan, US (Indoors on Sporteze)
Venue: Oakland University Sports Center

Prize Money= $15,000 US
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying

Q1: Vicky Smouse d Gretchen Galt 6-3 6-4
Q1: Wendy Appleby d Susan Banzhof 6-4 4-6 7-5
Q1: Marie Neummanova d Pam Austin 6-2 6-2
Q1: Roylee Bailey d Lany Kaligis 6-1 7-6
Q1: Sue Vinton d Madeleine Pegel 6-7 6-3 6-4
Q1: Tam O'Shaughnessy d Maria Nasuelli 2-6 6-4 7-6

Q2: Edda Buding d Penny Moor 7-6 6-3
Q2: Kristien Kemmer d Pat Faulkner 6-3 7-5
Q2: Mona Schallau d Smouse 6-2 6-3
Q2: Marie Neummanova d Appleby 6-3 6-1
Q2: Roylee Bailey d Vinton 6-2 6-4
Q2: Carol Hanks Aucamp d O'Shaughnessy 6-3 7-5
Q2: Cynthia Sieler d Sally Holdsworth default
Q2: Lita Liem d Sue Pritula 6-1 6-1

Preliminary Round

P1: Corinne Molesworth d Buding 6-2 6-2
P1: Esme Emanuel d Kemmer 7-5 6-2
P1: Kerry Harris d Schallau 6-4 6-4
P1: Nancy Ornstein d Neummanova 6-4 6-4
P1: Ceci Martinez d Bailey 7-5 6-4
P1: Pam Teeguarden d Aucamp 6-1 6-2
P1: Wendy Gilchrist d Sieler 7-6 7-6
P1: Barbara Downs d Liem 6-4 7-6

P2: Emanuel d Molesworth 6-3 6-4
P2: Ornstein d Harris 6-3 4-6 7-6
P2: Teeguarden d Martinez 6-2 6-2
P2: Gilchrist d Downs 6-2 6-1

Main Draw=16

1R: Rosie Casals [1] d Wendy Gilchrist [Q] 6-1 6-3
1R: Julie Heldman [8] d Pam Teeguarden [Q] 6-4 4-6 6-1
1R: Betty Stove d Judy Tegart Dalton [5] 7-6 6-4
1R: Wendy Overton d Karen Krantzcke [3] 6-4 6-3

1R: Kerry Melville [4] d Lesley Hunt 6-3 6-1
1R: Valerie Ziegenfuss [6] d Nancy Ornstein [Q] 6-0 6-2
1R: Helen Gourlay [7] d Esme Emanuel [Q] 7-5 6-2
1R: Corinne Molesworth [LL] d Francoise Durr [2] 6-2 2-6 7-6

QF: Casals [1] d Heldman [8] 2-6 6-4 6-0
QF: Overton d Stove 6-2 6-4
QF: Melville [4] d Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-1
QF: Gourlay [7] d Molesworth [LL] 6-2 6-7 7-5

SF: Casals [1] d Overton 6-4 6-4
SF: Melville [4] d Gourlay 6-3 6-1

FI: Kerry Melville [4] d Rosie Casals [1] 6-3 6-7 (4-5) 6-4

3rd place:Wendy Overton d Helen Gourlay 6-3 6-2

Doubles

FI: Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [1] d Rosie Casals/Kerry Melville [2] 6-1 6-1

The absence of King and Evert was a golden opportunity seized on by Kerry Melville. In front of a capacity crowd of 1,700 the Aussie has her first match point at 6-3 5-1 40-15, then lets 4 more slip by as the score goes to 5-5. Kerry serves for it again at 6-5 but double faults on break point. In the tiebreal she has more match points at 4-3. When Casals won the second set tiebreak one felt she had the momemtum, yet Kerry finally took the match 16 games after her first match point. "I thought I'd never win it," the pixie-like Melville declared, "but I was determined I wasn't going to lose." This is Melville's first tournament win since Auckland in 1971.

Despite the lack of big names the event nets $35,000 in ticket sales, up $4,000 from last year
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ends March 5 Japanese National Indoors,Tokyo, Japan (Indoors)

QF: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Misako Murakami 6-3 2-6 6-2
QF: Nana Sato d Kimiyo Hatanaka 4-6 6-2 6-4

SF: Sawamatsu d Mary Struthers (US) 6-1 6-3
SF: Sato d Seirei Cho 7-5 7-6

FI: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Naoko Sato 6-2 6-1

DF: Kimiyo Hatanaka/Kazuko Sawamatsu d H Goto/Naoko Sato 6-0 6-2
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March 6, City of Perth Championships, Australia

FI: Christine Matison d. L. Cooper 6-1 6-3

Rollo
Sep 19th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Week of March 6-12


March 6-12 Maureen Connolly Brinker International Dallas,Texas, US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: T-Bar M Racquet Club

Prize Money= $32,775 US

Qualifying

Q1: Corinne Molesworth d Sandy Stap 1-6 6-2 6-0
Q1: Edda Buding d Daryl Gralka 7-5 6-4
Q1: Marie Neummanova d Patty Ann Reese 6-1 6-2
Q1: Nell Truman d Sue Stap 6-3 2-6 6-1
Q1: Eliza Pande d Andrea Rains 6-3 6-1
Q1: Vicki Berner d Bev Barger 7-5 7-5
Q1: Becky Vest d Shari Barman 6-3 6-0
Q1: Kerry Harris d Bonnie Logan 6-3 7-5

Q1: Laurie Tenney d Tam O' Shaughnessy 6-3 3-1 retired
Q1: Mona Schallau d Janet Newberry 6-0 7-6
Q1: Kristien Kemmer d Madeleine Pegel 6-2 6-1
Q1: Lany Kaligis d Sue Vinton 6-2 6-4
Q1: Cynthia Sieler d Pam Austin 6-3 6-4
Q1: Wendy Appleby d Mary Mclean 6-3 7-6
Q1: Roylee Bailey d Vicky Smouse 6-3 7-6
Q1: Ceci Martinez d Penny Moor 6-2 6-1

Q2: Molesworth d Buding 6-3 7-5
Q2: Truman d Neummanova 6-4 6-3
Q2: Berner d Pande 6-2 6-1
Q2: Vest d Harris 6-4 4-6 6-4
Q2: Schallau d Tenney 6-2 7-6
Q2: Kemmer d Kaligis 6-3 6-1
Q2: Sieler d Appleby 6-3 6-2
Q2: Martinez d Bailey 6-0 6-1

Main Draw=32

1R: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Wendy Gilchrist 6-0 1-6 9-7
1R: Helen Gourlay d Esme Emanuel 6-3 7-5
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton d Ceci Martinez [Q] 6-2 6-1
1R: Wendy Overton [8] d Pam Teeguarden 7-5 6-1
1R: Chris Evert [5] d Cynthia Sieler [Q] 6-2 6-1
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d Lita Liem 6-3 6-2
1R: Karen Krantzcke d Corinne Molesworth [Q] 7-5 6-1
1R: Billie Jean King [4] d Kristien Kemmer [Q] 6-2 6-1

1R: Nell Truman [Q] d Virginia Wade [3] 5-7 7-6 (5-2) 6-3
1R: Mona Schallau [Q] d Betty Stove 6-3 6-1
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter d Vicki Berner [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Francoise Durr [6] d Marcie Louie 6-3 6-2
1R: Kerry Melville [7] d Mary Ann Eisel Curtis 1-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Julie Heldman d Nancy Ornstein 6-1 6-4
1R: Lesley Hunt d Becky Vest [Q] 6-2 6-3
1R: Rosie Casals [2] d Barbara Downs 6-1 6-1

2R: Goolagong [1] d Gourlay 6-3 7-6 (5-0)
2R: Overton [8] d Dalton 7-6 7-6
2R: Evert [5] d Ziegenfuss 6-0 6-3
2R: King [4] d Krantzcke 6-3 6-4

2R: Truman [Q] d Schallau [Q] 6-3 6-7 7-5
2R: Gunter d Durr [6] 6-2 6-0
2R: Melville [7] d Heldman 3-6 6-4 6-1
2R: Hunt d Casals [2] 6-3 3-6 8-6

QF: Goolagong [1] d Overton [8] 6-3 6-1
QF: King [4] d Evert [5] 6-7 6-3 7-5
QF: Gunter d Truman [Q] 6-1 6-2
QF: Hunt d Melville [7] 4-4 6-2 6-2

SF: King [4] d Goolagong [1] 1-6 6-4 6-1
SF: Gunter d Hunt 6-2 6-3

FI: Nancy Gunter d Billie Jean King [4] 7-6 (5-2) 6-1

Doubles

1R: Gilchrist/Goolagong d Emanuel/Martinez 6-4 7-5

FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr 6-3 4-6 7-6

The national media descended on Dallas in droves, salivating at the prospect of a first meeting between the American "Cinderella" Chris Evert and ingenue Evonne Goolagong. This is Evonne's first WT Pro tour event and her first ever tournament in the United States.

The Tennis Gods of the draw were not so kind however, and placed Billie Jean, Chris, and Evonne in the same upper half of the draw.

Evonne promptly throws a scare into everyone by being only two points from defeat vs Gilchrist in the opening round. A Goolagong-Evert encounter was still alive.

"Old Lady" Billie Jean King spoiled it all though by whipping both of her younger rivals in back to back matches. First she took down Evert. Billie Jean clawed back from a set and 1-3 down, ignoring leg cramps. In Billie Jean's words she thought, "Don't give up. Guts it out." Evert confessed to thinking ahead afterwards, "I started thinking about what I was going to do after I had won. I was thinking of playing Evonne."

King: "I thought about winning amatch one time when I was about 16-and I lost. I have never done that again."

The Californain twice threw her racquet in anger after questionable line calls. King put Evert away on the third match point. Later on she played a doubles match that went past midnight.

The next night Billie Jean did it again. "The Old Lady is not over the hill yet", she exclaimed after upsetting Goolagong in 3 arduous sets. "I was so sore I didn't think I'd be able to move." After a tame first set, where she a shadow of herself, King stormed the net. In one glorious stretch she lost only 1 point through 4 service games. It was Evonne who crumbled down the stretch.

The last twist came in the final, where King said she "just ran out of gas" in a 65 minute final. Nancy Richey Gunter sailed through the bottom half the draw after Lesley Hunt upset #2 seed Casals in 2 hrs 10 minutes. This match stopped an 8 match losing streak Nancy had vs Billie Jean. With the $19,000 first prize Gunter now leads the tour in prize money winnings.

More from Billie Jean on the final: "My legs were hurting and Nancy knew it and kept hitting the ball at my feet. I was low on adrenalin.Those earlier matches took it all out of me."

Nancy: "it's nice to win some real money after playing so long for nothing. I think I'm serving better now, better than I ever have."

The gals played in front of a packed house all week at the tiny T-Bar, which held only 1,500. Many in the ritzy crowd wore black ties and dresses.

Half a world away former #1 Margaret Court gives birth to a son on March 6. Within a few weeks she is announcing a planned return to the tour in the summer.

Link to an SI article on the event titled "Shootout at the T Bar."
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1085895/index.htm
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March 3-12 Cairo International, Cairo, Egypt (Clay)

Draw=16

1R: Gail Chanfreau d Alena Pavliskova 6-2 6-2
1R: Janice Tindle (Can) d C Nelson (US) 6-0 6-0
1R: Odile De Roubin d Jane O' Hara 2-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Katja Ebbinghaus d Libuse Kuzelova 6-4 6-3

1R: Lea Pericoli d ???? default
1R: Nathalie Fuchs d Bibitsa Vassiliadis 6-1 7-5
1R: Monica Giorgi d Andree Martin (Can) 6-3 7-5
1R: Alena Palmeova-West d Themeli default

QF: Chanfreau d Tindle default
QF: Ebbinghaus d De Roubin 6-4 6-2
QF: Pericoli d Fuchs 6-4 6-2
QF: Giorgi d Palmeova-West 7-5 3-6 6-4

SF: Chanfreau d Ebbinghaus 8-6 5-7 6-2
SF: Pericoli d Giorgi 4-6 6-4 6-2

FI: Gail Chanfreau d Lea Pericoli 6-1 6-2

DF: Monica Giorgi/Lea Pericoli d Jane O'Hara/Janice Tindle 6-1 6-3

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ends March 12 Sofia International, Sofia, Bulgaria

FI: Martina Navratilova d Mariana Simionescu 6-1 6-4

DF: Martina Navratilova/Z Strnadova d Bettina Borkett/Veronika Koch 6-3 0-1 retired
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Mar 12, Wynnum, Queensland, Australia

FI: Wendy Turnbull d. Barbara Hawcroft 7-5 6-2
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March 13, South-West Districts, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

FI: Janet Young d. Maureen McCalman Pratt 6-3 ??

Rollo
Sep 19th, 2011, 05:42 PM
Week of March 13-19


March 13-19 Alexandria International, Alexandria, Egypt (Clay)

QF: Alena Palmeova-West d Alena Pavliskova 6-1 6-3
QF: Odile De Roubin d Drahomira Matejkova 6-0 6-4
QF: Nathalie Fuchs d Mariani 6-1 6-0
QF: Libuse Kuzelova d Woreina 5-7 6-0 6-1

SF: Palmeova-West d De Roubin 6-0 7-5
SF: Fuchs d Kuzelova 6-4 6-1

FI: Alena Palmeova West d Nathalie Fuchs 6-3 1-6 6-1
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March 14-20 Riviera Tournament, Menton, France (Clay)

QF: Judith Szorenyi d Maylis Burel 6-4 6-3
QF: Jehanne Venturino d Erzsebet Szell 5-7 6-4 6-2
QF: Elly Appel d Glynis Coles 6-2 6-3
QF: Margareta Strandberg d D Falkenburg 6-0 6-4

SF: Szorenyi d Venturino 6-1 6-1
SF: Strandberg d Appel 6-1 6-1

FI: Judith Szorenyi d Margareta Strandberg 8-6 6-3

DF: Lesley Charles/Glynis Coles d Katalin Borka/Judith Szorenyi 7-5 6-3

Rollo
Sep 19th, 2011, 05:42 PM
Week of March 20-26


March 20-26 Virginia Slims Of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, US (Indoors on Green Clay)
Venue: Westwood Racquet Club

Prize Money= $18,000
Part of the WT Pro Tour.

Qualifying

Q1: Nancy Allen d Flo Bryan 6-2 6-1
Q1: Lany Kaligis d Wendy Appleby 6-4 7-6
Q1: Vicki Berner d Penny Moor 2-6 6-4 6-2
Q1: Margie Cooper d Sheri Moser 6-1 6-1
Q1: Tam O' Shaughnessy d Roylee Bailey default
Q1: Pam Austin d Vicky Smouse 6-2 6-0
Q1: Patti Ann Reese d Sue Pritula 7-5 6-4
Q1: Janet Newberry d Mary Mclean 6-2 6-2
Q1: Madeleine Pegel d Shari Barman 6-2 6-1
Q1: Marie Neumannova d Tori Novack 6-1 6-2

Main Draw=32

1R: Rosie Casals [1] d Sue Pritula [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Esme Emanuel d Nancy Allen [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Wendy Gilchrist [8] d Jill Cooper 6-3 2-6 6-4
1R: Marcie Louie d Vicki Berner [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Wendy Overton [5] 6-7 6-1 6-2
1R: Marie Neumannova [Q] d Ceci Martinez 6-0 6-4
1R: Lita Liem d Patti Ann Reese [Q] 6-2 6-4
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [4] d Tam O' Shaughnessy [Q] 6-2 6-1

1R: Billie Jean King [3] d Barbara Downs 6-2 6-3
1R: Nell Truman d Cynthia Sieler 6-7 6-2 7-6
1R: Janet Newberry [Q] d Nancy Ornstein 6-4 6-1
1R: Mona Schallau d Judy Tegart Dalton [6] 6-1 7-6
1R: Kerry Harris d Karen Krantzcke [7] 7-5 4-6 6-3
1R: Lany Kaligis d Kristien Kemmer 7-6 2-6 6-3
1R: Margie Cooper [Q] d Pam Austin [Q] 6-0 6-4
1R: Kerry Melville [2] d Madeleine Pegel [Q] 6-3 6-4

2R: Casals [1] d Emanuel 6-1 6-4
2R: Gilchrist d Louie 6-2 6-4
2R: Neumannova [Q] d Molesworth 7-5 5-7 6-3
2R: Gunter d Liem 6-1 6-2

2R: King [3] d Truman 6-2 7-5
2R: Newberry [Q] d Schallau 6-4 7-5
2R: Kaligis d Harris 6-1 6-4
2R: Melville d Cooper [Q] 6-3 6-2

QF: Casals [1] d Gilchrist 6-7 6-2 7-5
QF: Gunter [4] d Neumannova [Q] 7-5 6-1
QF: King [3] d Newberry [Q] 6-1 6-0
QF: Melville [2] d Kaligis 6-0 6-2

SF: Gunter [4] d Casals [1] 1-6 7-5 6-2
SF: King [3] d Melville [2] 6-3 6-0

FI: Billie Jean King [3] d Nancy Gunter [4] 6-3 6-4

3rd place: Kerry Melville [2] d Rosie Casals [1] 6-1 7-5

Doubles

SF: Casals/King [1] d Harris/Melvile 7-5 6-3
SF: Dalton/Krantzcke [2] d Kaligis/Liem 6-1 6-4

FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King [1] d Judy Dalton/Karen Krantzcke [2] 7-5 7-6

Rosie must have breathed a sigh of relief when Gilchrist double faulted to give her the match in a tight third set. Casals is twice within two points of beating Nancy in the semis, but the tenacious Texan pulls through. Nancy's outfit hee consists of a Virginia Slims T-Shirt and white shorts.

In the final Billie Jean avenges her loss to Gunter in Dallas. The defeat snaps a 13 match win streak for Nancy. It also ends King's longest drought since 1970-this is King's first event win out of her last 6. King on no longer being so dominant on the Slims tour: "I think it's better for the Tour-better for the crowds. We've had six different winners in nine weeks and I think people always want to see new names."

Billie Jean also threatens to boycott Wimbledon. "Unless Wimbledon changes and gives more prize money, then I have to consider not playing there. Why should Wimbledon be THE tournament? I owe my alliengence to the Virginai Slims circuit. It has made my life. I believe I should really think about the Circuit first. " (page 116 of WT, June issue)
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March 20-25 Federation Cup, Johannesburg, South Africa (Hard)
Venue: Ellis Park

Draw=31 nations

First Round

Australia [1]-bye

Canada d Israel 3-0
Janice Tindle d Mara Cohen-Mintz 6-1 6-0
Jane O'Hara d Tova Epstein 6-0 6-0
Jane O'Hara/Janice Tindle d Mara Cohen-Mintz/Tova Epstein 6-0 6-2

Norway d Taiwan 2-1
Kirsten Robsahm d Liu-Yu Han 6-2 6-2
Ching-ling Chang(Tai)d Ellen Grindvold 8-6 5-7 6-2
Ellen Grindvold/Kirsten Robsahm d Ching-Ling Chang/Liu-Yu Han 6-0 6-2

Italy [8] d Spain 2-1
Ana-Maria Estalella (Sp) d Rosalba Vido 7-5 4-6 6-3
Maria-Teresa Nasuelli d Carmen Mandarino 6-3 1-6 6-2
Maria-Teresa Nasuelli/Rosalba Vido d Ana-Maria Estalella/Carmen Mandarino 6-2 6-4

Germany [5] d Greece 3-0
Helga Masthoff d Alice Alexandri 6-2 6-1
Katja Ebbinghaus d Dionissia Asteri 8-6 10-8
Helga Masthoff/Heide Orth d Dionissia Asteri/Alex Rotas 6-1 6-1

Ireland d Denmark 3-0
Sue Minford d Gitte Ejlerskov 6-0 6-1
Geraldine Barniville d Anne-Mette Sorensen 6-1 6-1
Geraldine Barniville/Eleanor McFadden d Mari-Anne Klougart/Lotte Solbeck 6-1 6-3

Argentina d Finland 2-1
Raquel Giscafre d Helena Laitinen 6-1 6-0
Leena Mutanen (Fin) d Beatriz Araujo 9-7 8-10 6-4
Beatriz Araujo/Raquel Giscafre d Helena Laitinen/Leena Mutanen 6-1 6-2

Great Britain [3] d Japan 3-0
Virginia Wade d Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-2 6-3
Winnie Shaw d Kimiyo Hatanaka 6-4 6-1
Virginia Wade/Joyce Williams d Kimiyo Hatanaka/Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-1 6-2

France [4] d Austria 3-0
Francoise Durr d Sonja Pachta 6-2 6-2
Gail Chanfreau d Sabine Bernegger 6-1 6-1
Gail Chanfreau/Francoise Durr d Sabine Bernegger/Sonja Pachta 6-1 6-1

Ecuador d Iran 3-0
Ana Maria Yzaca d Parvin Afshar 6-0 6-2
Maria Guzman d Sadigheh Akbari 6-4 6-2
Maria Guzman/Ana Maria Ycaza d Parvin Afshar/Sadigheh Akbari 6-0 6-0

Brazil d Switzerland 2-1
Beatrice Chrystman d Evagreth Emmenegger 1-6 6-4 6-4
Andrea Menezes d Rita Felix 6-4 2-6 6-1
Evagreth Emmenegger/Marianne Kindler (Swt) d Beatrice Chrystman/Iris Riedel 6-2 4-6 6-3

South Africa [6] d Belgium 3-0
Brenda Kirk d Monique Van Haver 6-2 6-4
Pat Pretorius d Michele Gurdal 6-2 6-4
Greta Delport/Pat Pretorius d Michele Gurdal/Monique Van Haver 6-1 6-4

Netherland [7] d New Zealand 2-1
Marilyn Pryde (NZ) d Marijke Schaar 6-1 6-2
Betty Stove d Robyn Hunt 6-4 6-2
Betty Stove/Trudy Walhof d Robyn Hunt/Marilyn Pryde 15-13 10-8

Columbia d Luxembourg 3-0
Maria Victoria de Moggio d Josiane Graas 6-1 6-2
Isabel Fernandez d Flore Wagner 6-0 6-1
Isabel Fernandez/Maria Victoria de Moggio d Josiane Graas/Monique Krecke 6-2 6-2

Uruguay d Mexico 2-1
Elena Subirats (Mex) d Mary Puljak 6-4 6-0
Fiorella Bonicelli d Yola Ramirez-Ochoa 6-4 6-8 6-2
Fiorella Bonicelli/Lucia Bruce d Yola Ramirez-Ochoa/Elena Subirats 11-9 2-6 8-6

United States [2] d Rhodesia
Val Ziegenfuss d Daphne Pattison 6-0 6-3
Linda Tuero d Sally Hudson-Beck 6-4 6-1
Linda Tuero/Val Ziegenfuss d Sally Hudson-Beck/Daphne Pattison 6-0 6-4

Second Round

Australia [1] d Canada 2-0
Evonne Goolagong d Jane O'Hara 6-3 6-1
Helen Gouraly d Janice Tindle 6-3 6-4

Italy [8] d Norway 2-0
Maria-Teresa Nasuelli d Ellen Grindvold 6-3 6-4
Rosalba Vido d Kirsten Robsahm 7-5 6-1

Germany [5] d Ireland 2-1
Helga Masthoff d Geraldine Barniville 6-0 6-3
Sue Minford (Ire) d Katja Ebbinghaus 6-3 4-6 6-4
Helga Masthoff/Heide Orth d Geraldine Barniville/Sue Minford 6-1 6-2

Great Britain [3] d Argentina 2-1
Winnie Shaw d Raquel Giscafre 6-3 7-5
Virginia Wade d Beatriz Araujo 6-3 10-8
Beatriz Araujo/Raquel Giscafre d Winnie Shaw/Virginia Wade 6-4 2-6 6-3

France [4] d Ecuador 2-0
Francoise Durr d Maria Guzman 6-1 6-3
Gail Chanfreau d Anna-Maria Ycaza 6-1 6-1

South Africa [6] d Brazil 2-0
Brenda Kirk d Beatrice Chrystman 6-4 6-1
Pat Pretorius d Andrea Menezes 6-2 6-2

Netherlands [7] d Columbia 2-1
Isabel Fernandez (Col) d Marijke Schaar 6-2 2-6 6-3
Betty Stove d Maria Victoria de Moggio 6-1 6-0
Betty Stove/Trudy Walhof d Isabel Fernandez/Maria Victoria de Moggio 6-2 6-1

United States [2] d Uruguay 2-0
Val Ziegenfuss d Fiorella Bonicelli 6-1 6-0
Linda Tuero d Mary Puljak 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Australia [1] d Italy [8] 3-0
Evonne Goolagong d Maria-Teresa Nasuelli 6-0 6-3
Helen Gourlay d Monica Giorgi 6-1 6-1
Evonne Goolagong/Helen Gourlay Monica Giorgi/Maria-Teresa Nasuelli 6-4 6-1

Great Britian [3] d Germany [5] 2-1
Winnie Shaw d Heide Orth 6-0 6-0
Virginia Wade d Helga Masthoff 6-2 6-1
Helga Masthoff/Heide Orth d Winnie Shaw/Virginia Wade 3-6 6-4 6-4

South Africa [6] d France 2-1 [4]
Francoise Durr (Frn) d Pat Pretorius 7-5 3-6 6-3
Brenda Kirk d Gail Chanfreau 6-4 0-6 6-2
Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius d Gail Chanfreau/Francoise Durr 6-3 6-4

United States [2] d Netherlands 3-0
Linda Tuero d Trudy Walhof 3-6 6-1 9-7
Val Ziegenfuss d Marijke Schaar 6-2 5-7 7-5
Sharon Walsh/Val Ziegenfuss d Marijke Schaar/Trudy Walhof 8-6 6-3

Semifinals

Great Britain [3] d Australia [1] 2-1
Winnie Shaw d Helen Gourlay 4-6 6-3 6-3
Evonne Goolagong (Aus) d Virginia Wade 6-4 8-10 6-1
Virginia Wade/Joyce Williams d Evonne Goolagong/Helen Gourlay 6-2 6-2

South Africa [6] d United States [2] 2-1
Val Ziegenfuss (US) d Pat Pretorius 6-4 5-7 6-4
Brenda Kirk d Linda Tuero 6-3 6-2
Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius d Sharon Walsh/Val Ziegenfuss 8-6 6-1

Final
South Africa [6] d Great Britain [3] 2-1
Virginia Wade (GB) d Pat Pretorius 6-3 6-2
Brenda Kirk d Winnie Shaw 4-6 7-5 6-0
Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius d Virginia Wade/Joyce Williams 6-1 7-5


Consolation Final: Japan d Norway 3-0

Draw note: due to rain many ties that were already at 2-0 left the doubles unplayed.

A record amount of teams come-drawn by free airfare for 3 members per team. South Africa, under pressure due to its aparheid policy, bid heavily for this event as part of their effort to prove to the world they can put on international events. Non-Whites were allowed to sit in previously whites only sections, though few actually did so. The Argentine and Italian ladies raised eyebrows by sittin in the non-whites section.

From the start people came to see what the fuss was all about.

In the 1R the deciding doubles of the Dutch vs New Zealand took 46 games and lasted 3 hours.


The first shock of the event was South Africans upsetting the French. Durr predictably won her match, and when Gail Chanfreau won a six-nil second set a routine win looked imminent. Then came a downpout-which put off play until the next day. Suddenly Gail chipped returns sat up high for Brenda Kirk to belt way for winners. Then the South Africans easiily beat the experienced Team of Chanfreau/Lovera-former French winners. Conditions played a part, as the high altitude made conditions fast.

The overseeded Americans scraped by to get to the semis. Ziegenfuss had to save a match point in the third to beat Schaar, who choked horribly.

Meanwhile Britain took out Australia. The Goolagong-Wade match started as a slaughter (Evonne led 6-4 4-0) then reached a crescendo as Wade fought back to take a 10-8 set. According to WT "at that imeit became an electrifying contest, full of superb attacking shots by both players and wonderful displays of speed and athleticism. bob Hewitt wrote afterwards that the set had been "the best women's tennis ever seen at Ellis Park." At the start of the 3rd Virginia got distracted at the lack of balls "and never recovered her concentration." Goolagong's magic couldn't pull the rest of the team with her however-as the Brits take the next two rubbers.

Surely Britain would finally take the Cup. The home team was such as underdog that Bob Hewitt said he would eat his hatif they won.

The impossible happened. South Africa stuns everyone by winning the Fed Cup in front of a rabid overflow crowd of 7,000 plus at Ellis Park. It was so packed that for only the second time ever some were allowed to sit courtside. No one can take their eyes off the final, not even male pros or Francoise Durr, who ignored a loadspeaker telling her she was going to miss her plane.

Virginia Wade served so severely in the opening match that she won 19 consecutive points on serve. 1-0 to the Brits. When Winnie Shaw led blonde Brenda Kirk 6-4 4-2 the crowd grew silent. Then came the turning point. "Shaw, hitting against a player who gave her no pace and came to the net on the most optimistic approach sohts imaginable, wilted under the pressure." The crowd roared as Shaw dumped an easy overhead into the net for 4-3. When Winnie made errors the crowd screamed in delight and applauded loudly. Brenda swept 8 consecutive games to tie matters at 1-1.

Winnie Shaw said afterwards that "There was so much noise I thought my head was coming off."

The South Africans came out with guns blazing in the doubles. "They were hitting hard and and they didn'y miss anything in the first set", said Wade. Kirk holds the home team team together with stellar volleying and Wade's missed smashed brought the Cup to a conclusion that the organizers could only have imagined in their wildest dreams.

The Sunday morning Johannesburg paper had six articles and 13 pictures about the Cup-11 in color.

Rollo
Sep 19th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Week of March 27-April 2

March 27-April 2 20th Annual Caribe Hilton Invitation San Juan,Puerto Rico (Hard/Cement)

Prize Money= $18,000 US
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying

Q1: Tam O'Shaughnessy d Patti Ann Reese 6-3 7-5
Q1: Pat Faulkner d Sally Holdsworth default
Q1: Vicki Berner d Shari Barman 6-0 7-5
Q1: Penny Moor d Mary Mclean 6-2 6-2
Q1: Sue Vinton d Roylee Bailey 6-1 6-3

Q2: Janet Newberry d Madeleine Pegel 6-3 6-2
Q2: O' Shaughnessy d Kristien Kemmer default
Q2: Lany Kaligis d Pam Austin 6-3 6-2
Q2: Nancy Ornstein d Faulkner 6-2 1-6 6-4
Q2: Berner d Ceci Martinez 4-6 6-4 6-3
Q2: Moor d Vicky Smouse 6-2 6-4
Q2: Jill Cooper d Wendy Appleby 6-2 6-2
Q2: Vinton d Cynthia Sieler 7-6 6-4

Preliminary Rounds

P1: Berner d Barbara Downs 4-4 6-1 6-0
P1: Pam Teeguarden d Kaligis 7-6 6-2
P1: Cooper d Esme Emanuel 4-6 6-0 7-5
P1: Mona Schallau d Vinton 6-1 6-2
P1: Ornstein d Lita Liem 4-6 7-5 6-2
P1: Marcie Louie d Moor 6-1 6-1
P1: Newberry d Kerry Harris 7-6 6-3
P1: Marie Neumannova d O' Shaughnessy 6-3 6-4

P2: Berner d Teeguarden 7-5 7-6
P2: Cooper d Schallau 6-7 6-3 6-3
P2: Louie d Ornstein 6-4 6-7 6-2
P2: Newberry d Neumannova 6-3 6-3

Main Draw=16

1R: Rosie Casals [1] d Marcie Louie [Q] 6-4 6-3
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Val Ziegenfuss 6-4 7-5
1R: Kerry Melville d Karen Krantzcke 3-6 6-1 6-2
1R: Chris Evert [4] d Wendy Gilchrist 6-2 6-1

1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [3] d Jill Cooper [Q] default
1R: Wendy Overton d Vicki Berner [Q] 6-4 6-1
1R: Nell Truman d Judy Tegart Dalton 4-6 6-4 6-2
1R: Billie Jean King [2] d Janet Newberry 6-2 6-3

QF: Casals [1] d Molesworth 7-6 7-5
QF: Evert [4] d Melville 6-2 6-4
QF: Gunter [3] d Overton 6-3 6-4
QF: King [2] d Truman 6-2 6-1

SF: Evert [4] d Casals [1] 6-1 7-5
SF: Gunter [3] d King [2] 7-6 (5-3) 6-1

FI: Nancy Gunter [3] d Chris Evert [4] 6-1 6-3

Doubles

Preliminary Doubles (Draw=6)

P1: Schallau/Teeguarden d Downs/Ornstein 6-4 6-3
P1: Emanuel/Harris d O'Shaughnessy/Vinton 6-3 6-4

SF: Schallau/Teeguarden d Kaligis/Liem 3-6 6-3 6-3
SF: Emanuel/Harris d Moor/Neumanova 6-1 6-2

FI: Schallau/Teeguarden d Emanuel/Harris 7-5 1-6 6-4


Main Draw (Draw=8)

1R: Casals/King d Louie/Newberry 6-0 6-0
1R: Melville/Truman d Berner/Glichrist 7-5 6-3
1R: Dalton/Krantzcke d Cooper/Molesworth 6-1 6-3
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Schallau/Teeguarden ????*

SF: Casals/King d Melville/Truman 6-1 6-1
SF: Dalton/Krantzcke d Overton/Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-2

FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King d Judy Dalton/Karen Krantzcke 6-2 6-3

Draw note: There was a Women's Preliminary Doubles event at the Caribe Hilton. How did this connect with the main draw? Did Overton/Ziegenfuss defeat Teeguarden/Schallau in the 1R? That would appear to be the obvious conclusion, but there is no direct evidence.



In a contentious semifinal Nancy refuses to continue play at the start of the tiebreak unless a line judge is removed. After taking the breaker Nancy rolls over King in only 25 minutes.

The line calling was horrid from the start. First Billie Jean got upset when a linesman kept waving to his friends in the gallery. Then came Nancy's protest when a linesman called a King shot good that Nancy insisted was out. Right after that there was another controversial call-with Billie Jean suggesting yet another linesman be removed without making a real issue of it as Nancy had. By now the whole crowd was yelling out. Most of the close calls appeared to go against King. a demoralized Billie Jean also had to contend with a strong sun causing a glare on her glasses.


The men are also playing here for prize money equal to the women, but fans are interested only in the ladies.

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March 27-April 3 Monte Carlo Open Championships, Monaco (Clay)

Prize Money= $20,000 US (combined-women's share of prize money is unclear)

Draw=18

1R: Florence Guedy d Heidi Eisterlehner 6-1 6-1
1R: Alena Palmeova-West d Nicole Bimes 8-6 6-0

2R: Helga Niessen Masthoff [1] d M Hollingworth* 6-1 6-1
2R: Judith Szorenyi d Carmen Perea 6-3 6-3
2R: Erszebet Szell d Lea Pericoli 6-2 6-4
2R: Odile De Roubin d Margareta Strandberg 6-8 6-4 6-1

2R: Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer d Palmeova-West 7-5 6-2
2R: Nathalie Fuchs d Katalin Borka 7-5 6-1
2R: Lucia Bassi d Guedy 6-3 7-5
2R: Olga Morozova D Susan Korpas 6-2 6-1

QF: Masthoff [1] d Szorenyi 6-1 6-2
QF: De Roubin d Szell 6-4 6-2
QF: Bentzer d Fuchs 1-6 6-4 6-3
QF: Bassi d Morozova 6-2 6-3

SF: Masthoff [1] d De Roubin 6-3 6-1
SF: Bentzer d Bassi 6-2 6-4

FI: Ingrid Bentzer d Helga Masthoff [1] 7-5 6-3

DF: Luica Bassi/Lea Pericoli d Helga Masthoff/Olga Morozova 6-4 6-4

MX: Olga Morozova/Jan Kukal d Lea Pericoli/Giordano Maioli 6-4 6-4

Draw note: Could M Hollingworth be (or be related to) Ria Hollingworth?

On April 2 Bentzer wins her first event of the year on clay by upsetting German Helga Masthoff. Bentzer rallied from 1-3 in the second to take 5 straight games and the title.

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ends April 1 Israel Invitation, Beersheba, Israel (Clay)

SF: Cora Schediwy d Mandy Morgan 5-7 6-3 6-0
SF: Janine Whyte d Vicki Lancaster 6-2 6-2

FI: Cora Schediwy d Janine Whyte 6-2 6-2

DF: Vicki Lancaster/Mandy morgan d Cora Schediwy/Janine Schnahmann (SA) 7-5 6-2
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March 28 -April 2 Hong Kong Hard Courts Championships, Hong Kong (Clay)

QF: H Murikami d ????
QF: Somsri D Frances Taylor 6-3 7-5
QF: Hideko Goto D Soon-Oh Lee (Kor) 6-3 6-1
QF: Barbara Hawcroft d Mei-Ok Lee (Kor) 6-0 7-5

SF: Murakami d Somsri 6-0 6-3
SF: Goto d Hawcroft 2-6 6-3 6-4

FI: Hideko Goto d H Murakami 6-1 6-2

DF: Soon Oh Lee/ Mei-Ok Lee d Hideko Goto/H Murakami 7-5 9-7

MX: Soon-Oh Lee/Colin Dibley d Misako Murikami/Toshio Sakai 6-4 6-4

The NYT confirms the 28th as the start date.
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March 27- April 2 San Luis Potosi Tournament , San Luis Potosi, Mexico (Clay)

QF: Cecilia Rosado d Patricia Reyes 4-4 6-2 10-8
QF: Gina Diaz Ponce d Alina Balbiers 6-2 6-0
QF: Becky Vest d Teresa Salvidea 6-2 6-0
QF: Patricia Montano d Olga De Limon 6-3 6-1

SF: Diaz Ponce d Rosado 6-3 6-0
SF: Vest d Montano 6-3 6-1

FI: Becky Vest d Gina Diaz Ponce 6-3 6-8 6-3

Doubles

SF: Rosado/Salvidea d de Limon/Montano 6-4 6-4
SF: Diaz Ponce/diaz Ponce d Balbiers/Reyes 6-4 6-4

FI: Gina Diaz Ponce/Lourdes Diaz Ponce d Cecelia Rosado/Teresa Salvidea 6-4 6-1
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March 31-April 4 Tally Ho! Tournament, Birmingham, England (Clay)

FI: Lesley Charles d Cherry Panton 6-1 3-6 6-2
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March 31-April 4 North Of England Championships Southport, England, UK (Clay)

SF: Shirley Bloomer Brasher d Lesley Wellerman 6-2 6-4
SF: Veronica Burton d Lindsay Blachford 6-3 6-3

FI: Veronica Burton d Shirley Brasher 6-1 6-3

DF: Shirley Brasher/Veronica Burton d Lindsay Blachford/ Lesley Wellerman 6-4 3-6 6-4

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ends April 3 Los Monteros Tennis Club Easter Tourney, Marbella, Spain (Clay)

FI: Jennu Hoad d Dottie Knode (US) 6-1 6-0

Rollo
Sep 19th, 2011, 06:10 PM
Week of April 3-9


March 27-April 9 South African Breweries Open Johannesburg, South Africa (Hard)
Venue: Ellis Park

Prize money= $15,000 US (Men's prize money about $36,000)
Part of the Commercial Union Grand Prix.

Draw=122

1R: Evonne Goolagong [1] (Aus)-bye
1R: Raquel Giscafre (Arg) d Ilana Kloss 6-2 6-2
1R: Isabel Fernandez (Col)-bye
1R: Elviry Dry d Josiane Graas (Lux) 6-0 6-4
1R: Glenda Tunmer d Flore Wagner (Lux) 6-1 6-3
1R: J Sammons-bye
1R: Glenda Schaerer d Lotte Solbeck (Den) 6-2 6-2
1R: Heide Orth [16] (Ger) d Gillian Kay (Isr) 6-0 6-0

1R: Joyce Williams [9] (GB) d Yola Ramirez Ochoa (Mex) 6-4 6-0
1R: Greta Delport d Leena Mutanen (Fin) 4-6 6-0 6-3
1R: Allison McMillan d M Smit 6-0 6-0
1R: Michele Gurdal (Bel) d Helena Laitinen (Fin) 6-4 6-4
1R: Elizabeth Truter d Brigitte Cuypers 6-0 6-0
1R: Geraldine Barniville (Ire)-bye
1R: Andrea Menezes (Brz) d C Ravinsky 6-2 6-0
1R: Linda Tuero [8] (US)-bye

1R: Pat Walkden Pretorius [5] d Maria-Teresa Nasuelli (Ity) 6-2 6-3
1R: Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jpn) d Tova Epstein (Isr) 6-0 6-0
1R: Nicky Kruger d T Young 6-0 6-0
1R: A Niciforovic d Beatrice Chrystman (Brz) 6-2 7-5
1R: Sonja Pachta (Ast) d Barbara Hambridge 6-4 6-2
1R: C Shu-Mang (Tai) d Parvin Afshar (Iran) 6-1 2-6 6-2
1R: Rosario Briones (Ecu) d Laila Pirila (Fin) 6-3 1-6 6-2
1R: Betty Stove (Neth) d W Van Eeden 6-0 6-0

1R: Marijke Schaar [13] (Neth) d Robyn Hunt (NZ) 6-1 6-1
1R: Teresa Viljoen d Evagreth Emmenegger (Swt) 6-0 6-3
1R: Lyn Montgomery d Gillian van der Merwe 6-4 6-2
1R: Eleanor McFadden (Ire) d R le Rox 6-2 6-4
1R: Bernice Carr Vukovich d Carmen Mandarino (Sp) 6-1 6-0
1R: Ana Maria Ycaza (Ecu) d Patricia Bianchi (Arg) 6-3 6-3
1R: Beatriz Araujo (Arg) d Monica Giorgi (Ity) 6-4 4-6 6-1
1R: Helen Gourlay [4] (Aus) d H Bruke 6-4 6-4

1R: Gail Sherriff Chanfreau [3] (Frn) d Monique Van Haver (Bel) 6-4 6-3
1R: Kirsten Robsahm (Nor) d M Robertson 6-2 6-1
1R: Mynie Van Zyl d Andree Martin (Can) 6-3 6-3
1R: Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru)-bye
1R: Trudy Groenman Walhof (Neth) d Ching-Ling Chang (Tai) default
1R: Ana Maria Estalella (Sp) d Marion Lloyd-Wronsley 6-2 6-0
1R: Sally Hudson-Beck (Rhod) d Sabine Bernegger (Ast) 6-4 6-4
1R: Katja Ebbinghaus [14] (Ger) d Mari-Ann Klougart (Den) 6-0 6-4

1R: Marlene Gerson Bethlehem d Sharon Walsh [11] (US) 7-6 7-5
1R: Mara Cohen-Mintz (Isr) d Alex Rotas (Gre) 6-0 6-3
1R: Laura Rossouw d Anne-Mette Sorensen (Den) 6-3 7-6
1R: Maryna Proctor (Rhod) d O Oosterhuizen 6-1 6-1
1R: Margaret Hunt Price-bye
1R: Iris Riedel (Brz) d Janine Bourgnon (Swt) 7-6 6-4
1R: Annette Steenkamp d Nati Santacana (Sp) 6-3 7-5
1R: Winnie Shaw [6] (GB) d Marion de Witte (Bel) 6-3 6-4

1R: Lesley Hunt [7] (Aus) d Heather Allen 6-3 6-1
1R: Kimiyo Hatanaka (Jpn)-bye
1R: Elena Subirats (Mex) d Marilyn Pryde (NZ) 7-5 6-4
1R: Jane O'Hara (Can) d Heather Mackeown 6-3 6-1
1R: Maria Guzman (Ecu) d Sue Green 6-3 6-1
1R: Veronika Buche (Ast) d Alice Koutsouri (Gre) 6-0 6-2
1R: Bonnie Logan (US) d Marlene Carlitz 6-1 6-1
1R: Brenda Kirk [10] d Monique Hendel (Lux) 6-1 6-1

1R: Sue Minford [15] (Ire) d Naoko Sato (Jpn) 6-1 6-3
1R: Linky Boshoff d Marianne Kindler (Swt) 6-3 6-4
1R: Daphne Botha Pattison (Rhod) d Ellen Grindvold (Nor) 6-4 6-2
1R: Jenny Waggott (Rhod) d Lucia Sarno (Uru) 6-1 6-2
1R: Rosalba Vido (Ity) d Judith Connor (NZ) 6-2 7-6
1R: A Slabbert d Yo-Lan Liu (Tai) 7-6 7-6
1R: Marianne Brummer d Mary Puljak (Uru) 6-1 6-4
1R: Virginia Wade [2] (GB) d Rita Felix (Swt) 6-2 6-1


2R: Goolagong [1] d Giscafre 6-0 6-2
2R: Fernandez d Dry 6-2 6-2
2R: Tunmer d Sammons 6-2 6-2
2R: Orth [16] d Schaerer 6-2 6-2
2R: Williams [9] d Delport 4-6 6-0 6-0
2R: McMillan d Gurdal 7-5 6-4
2R: Truter d Barniville 6-1 6-2
2R: Tuero [8] d Menezes 2-6 6-1 6-3

2R: Pretorius [5] d Sawamatsu 6-1 6-1
2R: Kruger d Niciforovic 6-2 6-4
2R: Pachta d Mang 7-6 2-6 6-3
2R: Stove [12] d Briones 6-2 6-1
2R: Schaar d Viljoen 6-1 6-1
2R: Montgomery d McFadden 7-5 6-2
2R: Vukovich d Ycaza 6-4 6-4
2R: Gourlay [4] d Araujo 6-0 6-1

2R: Chanfreau [3] d Robsahm 6-0 6-1
2R: Van Zyl d Bonicelli 7-5 6-1
2R: Walhof d Estalella 1-6 6-3 6-0
2R: Ebbinghaus [14] d Hudson-Beck 6-2 6-3
2R: Bethlehem d Cohen-Mintz 6-0 6-4
2R: Rossouw d Proctor 6/1-6/1
2R: Price d Riedel 6-4 6-4
2R: Shaw [6] d Steenkamp 6-2 6-2

2R: Hunt [7] d Hatanaka 6-2 6-3
2R: Subirats d O' Hara 6-2 6-1
2R: Guzman d Buche 6-2 6-1
2R: Kirk [10] d Logan 6-1 6-3
2R: Minford [15] d Boshoff 6-1 6-0
2R: Pattison d Waggot 6-2 6-1
2R: Vido d Slabbert 6-2 6-1
2R: Wade [2] d Brummer 6-0 6-0

3R: Goolagong [1] d Fernandez 6-1 6-3
3R: Orth [16] d Tunmer 6-2 6-2
3R: McMillan d Williams [9] 6-7 6-4 7-5
3R: Tuero [8] d Truter 7-6 6-2
3R: Pretorius [5] d Kruger 7-6 6-2
3R: Stove [12] d Pachta 6-3 6-3
3R: Schaar d Montgomery 6-1 6-1
3R: Gourlay [4] d Vucovich 6-3 6-2

3R: Chanfreau [3] d Van Zyl 6-3 6-3
3R: Walhof d Ebbinghaus [14] 6-2 3-6 6-3
3R: Rossouw d Bethlehem 6-3 6-2
3R: Shaw [6] d Price 6-2 6-2
3R: Hunt [7] d Subirats 6-0 6-4
3R: Kirk [10] d Guzman 6-4 6-3
3R: Minford [15] d Pattison 6-4 2-6 7-6
3R: Wade [2] d Vido 7-5 6-4

4R: Goolagong [1] d Orth [16] 6-2 6-4
4R: McMillan d Tuero [8] default (thigh injury from a fall)
4R: Pretorius [5] d Stove [12] 6-1 4-6 6-0
4R: Gourlay [4] d Schaar 6-4 6-1

4R: Chanfreau [3] d Walhof 6-4 2-6 6-1
4R: Shaw [6] d Rossouw 7-6 1-6 6-2
4R: Hunt [7] d Kirk [10] 7-5 4-6 6-3
4R: Wade [2] d Minford [15] 6-4 6-1

QF:Goolagong [1] d McMillan 6-3 6-0
QF: Pretorius [5] d Gourlay [4] 6-3 7-5
QF: Chanfreau [3] d Shaw [6] 6-0 6-1
QF: Wade [2] d Hunt [7] 6-2 6-1

SF: Goolagong [1] d Pretorius [5] 6-1 7-6 (7-3)
SF: Wade [2] d Chanfreau [3] 6-2 6-3

FI: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Virginia Wade [2] 4-6 6-3 6-0

3rd place: Gail Chanfreau [3] d Pat Pretorius [5] 6-0 7-6

Doubles

3R: Goolagong/Gourley [1] d Bonicelli/Fernandez 6-2 6-3
3R: Aruajo/Giscafre d Elllen Grinvold (Nor)/Elisabeth Robsahm (Nor) 6-4 6-3
3R: Ebbinghaus/Walhof d Chanfreau/Sharon Walsh (US) 3-6 6-4 6-4
3R: Hunt/Stove d Maria Guzman (Ec)/Ana Maria Ycaza (Ec) 7-6 6-0

3R: Yola Ramirez Ochoa/Subirats d Procter/Rossouw 2-6 6-0 7-5
3R: Orth/Schaar d Delport/Pattison 6-2 6-4

QF: Goolagong/Gourlay [1] d Aruajo/Giscafre 6-0 6-1
QF: Hunt/Stove d Ebbinghaus/Walhof 6-2 6-3
QF: Shaw/Williams [4] d Ochoa/Subirats 6-1 6-3
QF: Kirk/Pretorius d Orth/Schaar 7-5 6-3

SF: Goolagong/Gourlay [1] d Hunt/Stove 6-0 4-6 6-2
SF: Shaw/Williams [4] d Kirk/Pretorius 6-1 6-3

FI: Evonne Gooolagong/Helen Gourlay [1] d Winnie Shaw/Joyce Williams [4] 6-4 6-4

MX: Virginia Wade/Marty Mulligan d Pat Pretorius/Frew McMillan 6-0 4-6 6-4

With the Fed Cup being held in South Africa the week before this event had the largest draw of year. Crowds respond as they did for the Fed Cup-total attendence was at 85,000. This makes thisd the 4th best attended event of 1972 behind the big 3 slams.

For the first time non-whites are allowed to compete. Among the women it is African-American Bonnie Logan who breaks the color barrier here for women.

Junior Alison McMillan was cramping so badly that #9 seed Joyce Williams went to help her. Play was held up for at least 3 munutes. Alison indicated she could on and did just that-4 games later upsetting Good Samaritan Joyce 7-5 in the third.

The Wade-Chanfreau semi is interrupted for 10 minutes when Gail is stung by a bee on the roof of her mouth while sipping a drink during a changover. Wade, a nurse, a doctor, and photographers work to get the stinger out. The whole time Gail was laid out with her mouth wide open.

Oddly enough the delay helped Chanfreau more than Wade. Virginia's game now lost it's sting as Gail fought back from 1-4 in the second to 3-4 before Virginia finished her off. The other semi looked to go to 3 sets when Pretorius led Goolagong 5-2 0-40. Gong was having one of her "walkabouts". She woke up just in time save 3 set points, sweeping 17 of the last 20 points.

Virginia slashed her way to a one set lead in the final then fizzled before a capacity crowd of 7,000. The Brit is now 1-3 vs Evonne for 1972, her lone win being in the Australian final. When asked about the first set Evonne repled, "Ir doesn't worry me when I lose a set. it only makes me play harder." Close or not, crowds are enraptured by the Goolagong-Wade matches here.

Draw note: Mick notes that Marion Lloyd-Wronsley was listed as "Mairin" in the 1973 thread. Which is correct or standard for her?


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April 4-9 Virginia Slims Of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, US (Green Clay)
Venue: Deerwood Club

Prize money: $18,000
Part of the WT Pro Tour.

Qualifying

Q1: Margie Cooper d Pat Faulkner 5-7 6-3 7-6
Q1: Betsy Butler d Charlene Grafton default
Q1: Sandy Stap d Vicky Smouse 6-3 6-4

Q2: Patti Ann Reese d Mary Mclean 6-3 6-1
Q2: Tam O' Shaughnessy d Shari Barman 6-3 6-0
Q2: Madeleine Pegel d Bunny Smith 6-1 6-2
Q2: Pam Austin d Cooper 2-6 7-5 6-3
Q2: Wendy Appleby d Butler 6-3 7-6
Q2: Penny Moor d Toni Novack 6-3 6-4
Q2: Kathy Kuykendall d Sue Pritula 6-3 6-2
Q2: Sue Vinton d Stap 6-1 6-3

Main Draw=32

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Pam Austin [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Pam Teeguarden d Vicki Berner 7-5 6-2
1R: Barbara Downs d Nancy Ornstein 7-5 6-4
1R: Karen Krantzcke [4] d Mona Schallau 7-5 6-3
1R: Val Ziegenfuss [5] d Roylee Bailey 6-0 6-1
1R: Lita Liem d Jill Cooper 6-3 6-1
1R: Esme Emanuel d Sue Vinton [Q] 4-6 6-2 7-5
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [4] d Lany Kaligis 6-0 6-3

1R: Wendy Overton [3] d Judy Alvarez 6-0 2-6 6-2
1R: Kerry Harris d Wendy Appleby [Q] 6-1 6-3
1R: Wendy Gilchrist d Tam O' Shaughnessy [Q] 6-2 6-3
1R: Corinne Molesworth [6] d Kathy Kuykendall [Q] 6-2 6-4
1R: Nell Truman [7] d Janet Newberry 7-6 1-6 6-1
1R: Marie Neumannova d Madeleine Pegel [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Marcie Louie d Patti Ann Reese [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Kerry Melville [2] d Penny Moor [Q] 7-5 6-3

2R: King [1] d Teeguarden 6-2 6-4
2R: Krantzcke [8] d Downs 6-3 7-6
2R: Liem d Ziegenfuss [5] 6-1 6-3
2R: Dalton [4] d Emanuel 6-4 6-4

2R: Harris d Overton [3] 6-2 6-2
2R: Molesworth [6] d Gilchrist 3-6 7-5 6-4*
2R: Neumannova d Truman [7] 6-1 6-1
2R: Melville [2]d Louie 6-1 6-3

QF: King [1] d Krantzcke 6-1 6-2
QF: Liem d Dalton [4] 6-4 6-2
QF: Harris d Molesworth [6] 6-4 4-6 7-6 (5-4)
QF: Neumannova d Melville [2] 6-2 6-2

SF: King [1] d Liem 6-2 6-2
SF: Neumannova d Harris 6-4 1-6 7-6 (5-4)

FI: Marie Neumannova d Billie Jean King 6-4 6-3

Doubles (Draw=15)

1R: Dalton-Krantzcke-bye
1R: Neumanova/Pegel d Gilchrist/Truman 5-7 6-4 6-4
1R: Moor/Ornstein a Appleby/O'Shaughnessy 6-4 6-4
1R: Harris/Melville d Austin/Bailey 6-3 6-3

1R: Berner/King d Newberry/Reese 6-1 6-4
1R: Cooper/Molesworth d Downs/Louie 6-4 6-0
1R: Kaligis/Liem d Alvarez/Kuykendall 7-5 6-1
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Emanuel/Teeguarden 6-3 7-5

QF: Dalton-Krantzcke d Neumanova/Pegel 6-0 6-2
QF: Harris/Melville d Moor/Ornstein 6-3 6-0
QF: Berner/King d Cooper/Molesworth 7-6 6-3
QF: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Kaligis/Liem 7-6 7-5

SF: Dalton/Krantzcke d Harris/Melville 6-3 6-3
SF: Berner/King d Overton/Ziegenfuss 4-6 7-5 6-1

FI: Judy Dalton/Karen Krantzcke d Vicki Berner/Billie Jean King 7-5 6-1

Draw note: * John Dolan has 7-5 6-4 for this match--For now I'm going with the WT score.

Marie Neumanova becomes the first non-seed to win a WT Tour Pro event. The Czech stuns #2 seed Melville in the quarters, survives sudden-death match point in the semis vs Harris, and then stops top seed Billie Jean King. In the Harris match the Aussie served and came in to volley on sudden death point, but dumped a backhand in the net.

King's semi vs Liem (who has two forehands as she switches hands with her racquet) is rained out at 5-2 in the first set. Thus King had to finish her semi earlier in the morning before the final.

Billie Jean on the final: "It was extremely windy but usually I play well in the wind. She just played far superior and deserved to win."

Neumanova, who serves left handed but plays right-handed, broke King at 3-3. It was enough for the first set. Marie took five games running for the second set. This is the biggest win of Neumanova's (later Pinterova) career. She is almost dwarfed by the huge trophy standing next to a smiling Billie Jean.

The top prize money was like manna from Heaven for Marie. She was so poor that she arrived in the US in Jasnuary with a suitcase, 1 racquet, and five dollars. To make ends meet Marie called lines on other matches for $5 per match.

Even getting to the US was a hurdle:
"There are so many who want to go abroad, and not all can go. So when I wanted to come over here, I had to ask my Federation..then the minster fo foreign affiars" (p 106 of WT-Jue issue). At the last minute her Federation backed out of the promised airfare. Undaunted, Marie borrowed the money for the flight.

Earlier in the week Billie Jean's racquets were stolen from here car. She had to borrow Tam O'Shaughnessy's sticks to beat Teeguarden.

Harris played two sudden death matches this week. Before losing the semi she saved five match points to vanquish Molesworth in a 3 hour quarterfinal.


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April 3-9 Cannes Lawn TennisClub Tournament, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Cannes Lawn Tennis Club

2R: Jacqueline Rees Lewis Vives d Susan Korpas 8-6 10-8
2R: Odile De Roubin d K Fagyas (Hun) 6-1 6-4

QF: Judith Szorenyi d Nicole Bimes 6-3 6-2
QF: Katalin Borka (Hun) d Jacqueline Venturino 6-1 6-1
QF: De Roubin d Rees-Lewis 6-2 6-1
QF: Erszebet Szell d ?????

SF: Szorenyi d Borka 7-5 8-6
SF: De Roubin d Szell 1-6 6-1 6-2

FI: Odile De Roubin d Judith Szorenyi 4-6 6-0 6-2
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April 2-5 Israel Spring International Tel Aviv, Israel (Clay)

2R: Diane Armao (US) d Pat Billing 6-3 7-5

QF: Vicki Lancaster d Janine Schmahmann 3-6 6-1 6-3
QF: Cora Schediwy d Cheri Papier default
QF: Mandy Morgan d Armao 6-0 6-3
QF: Janine Whyte d June Greenfield 6-2 7-5

SF: Lancaster d Schediwy 6-1 6-3
SF: Morgan d Whyte 3-6 7-5 6-2

FI: Vicki Lancaster d Mandy Morgan 7-5 6-3

Doubles

SF: Lancaster/Morgan d Carol Kowarsky/Ronit Menkin 6-0 6-0
SF: Schediwy/Schmahmann d Billing/Whyte 3-6 6-2 6-3

FI: Vicki Lancaster/Mandy Morgan d Cora Schediwy/Janine Schmahmann 6-7 6-3 6-1

MX: Janine Whyte/Ken Weatherley d Mandy Morgan/Ian Fletcher 6-3 7-6
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April 6-8 Haifa Invitation, Haifa, Israel (Clay)

QF: Mandy Morgan d Pat Billing 6-3 5-7 9-7
QF: Janine Whyte d Janine Schmahmann 7-6 6-7 6-2

SF: Cora Schediwy d Morgan 6-3 6-4
SF: Vicki Lancaster d Whyte 6-2 6-1

FI: Vicki Lancaster d Cora Schediwy 6-3 3-6 9-7

Given the dates for the event this must have been a small draw.

Rollo
Sep 21st, 2011, 04:11 PM
Week of April 10-16


April 10-16 Virginia Slims Masters of St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Florida, US (Green Clay)
Venue: Bartlett Park Tennis Center

Prize Money= $18,000
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying

Q1: Wendy Appleby d Vicki Smouse 3-6 7-5 6-2

Q2: Pam Austin d Bunny Smith 6-3 6-1
Q2: Toni Novack d Roylee Bailey 6-3 7-5
Q2: Janet Haas d Margie Cooper 7-6 3-6 6-3
Q2: Patti Ann Reese d Martha Post 6-0 6-2
Q2: Sue Epstein d Mary Ellen Seifert 6-1 6-2
Q2: Joanne Russell d L Nelson 6-1 6-0
Q2: Madeleine Pegel d R Jeremiah 6-1 6-0
Q2: Tish Adams d Becky Reese 6-3 6-3

Q2: Appleby d D Burwick 6-0 6-1
Q2: Betsy Nagelsen d Tam O' Shaughnessy 6-3 6-4
Q2: Donna Ganz d Cynthia Sieler 6-2 6-4
Q2: Bev Buckley d Shari Barman 6-1 6-2
Q2: Sue Vinton d Karen Seifert 6-0 6-0
Q2: Mary Mclean d Diane Gildemeister 6-0 6-2
Q2: Becky Vest d Judy Alvarez 6-4 6-2

Q3: Austin d Novack 6-1 6-1
Q3: Haas d Reese 6-4 6-1
Q3: Epstein d Russell 4-6 7-6 6-0
Q3: Pegel d Adams 7-5 6-4
Q3: Appleby d Nagelsen 6-2 7-5
Q3: Kathy Kuykendall d Ganz 6-3 5-7 6-4
Q3: Vinton d Buckley 6-0 6-0
Q3: Mclean d Vest 2-6 7-5 7-5

Main Draw=32

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Wendy Gilchrist 6-3 6-3
1R: Jill Cooper d Sue Vinton [Q] 6-1 6-0
1R: Kerry Harris d Kathy Kuykendall [Q] 6-7 6-0 6-1
1R: Francoise Durr [5] d Wendy Appleby [Q] 6-1 6-0
1R: Karen Krantzcke [8] d Madeleine Pegel [Q] 6-0 6-1
1R: Janet Haas [Q] d Penny Moor 6-1 6-0
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Sue Epstein [Q] 6-3 6-4
1R: Chris Evert [4] d Pam Austin [Q] 6-0 6-0

1R: Kerry Melville [3] d Vicki Berner 6-2 7-6
1R: Marcie Louie d Marie Neumannova 6-3 6-2
1R: Janet Newberry d Esme Emanuel 6-3 6-1
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [7] d Lita Liem 6-3 6-1
1R: Mona Schallau d Wendy Overton [6] 6-4 6-2
1R: Jeanne Evert d Nancy Ornstein 6-0 6-1
1R: Pam Teeguarden d Mary Mclean [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [2] d Lany Kaligis 6-1 6-2

2R: King [1] d Cooper 7-5 6-1
2R: Durr [5] d Harris 6-2 7-5
2R: Krantzcke [8] d Haas [Q] 6-4 6-0
2R: C Evert [4] d Molesworth 6-2 6-4

2R: Melville [3] d Louie 6-2 6-2
2R: Dalton [7] d Newberry 7-5 5-7 7-5
2R: J Evert d Schallau 3-6 6-4 6-4
2R: Gunter [2] d Teeguarden 6-3 6-2

QF: King [1] d Durr [5] 7-5 6-2
QF: C Evert [4] d Krantzcke [8] 6-1 6-7 (3-5) 6-1
QF: Dalton [7] d Melville [3 default (pulled tendon)
QF: Gunter [2] d J Evert 6-4 6-2

SF: C Evert [4] d King [1] 6-2 6-3
SF: Gunter [2] d Dalton [7] 7-5 7-6 (5-3)

FI: Nancy Gunter [2] d Chris Evert [1] 6-3 6-4

3rd place:Billie Jean King [1] d Judy Dalton [7] default

Doubles (Draw=14)

1R: Dalton/Durr-bye
1R: Evert/Evert d McLean/Vest 7-6 6-0
1R: Kuykendall/Louie d Neumanova/Pegel 6-1 6-0
1R: Harris/Melville d Appleby/Austin 6-4 7-6

1R: Krantzcke/Overton [4] d Berner/Schallau 6-1 3-6 6-0
1R: Newberry/Ornstein d Moor/Vinton 6-4 6-2
1R: Kaligis/Liem d J Cooper/Molesworth 6-4 6-3

QF: Dalton/Durr d Evert/Evert 6-3 6-4
QF: Kuykendall/Louie d Harris/Melville default
QF: Krantzcke/Overton [4] d Newberry/Ornstein ????
QF: Gunter/King d Kaligis/Liem 6-1 6-3

SF: Dalton/Durr d Kuykendall/Louie 6-4 6-2
SF: Krantzcke/Overton [4] d Gunter/King 6-1 6-3

FI: Karen Krantzcke/Wendy Overton [4] d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr 7-5 6-4

Draw note: It would be odd if Dalton/Durr wern't seeded. The draw suggests a #1 OR #2 seeding. Resolve if possible.

Nancy Richey Gunter is on a roll. On a windy finals day she takes her 6th Master's title in St Petersburg. This is her 22nd win out of her last 23 matches and her third consecutive tournament win. The Texan takes the first set of the final vs Chris Evert rather easily as Chris double faults 3 times. The second is closer, but Nancy comes back from 2-4 by breaking twice. Afterwards she explained how she beats Chris: "Other pros get impatient with Chris. They try to put balls away in 3 or 4 strokes. you can't do that against her. ...you must be ready to to return a lot of balls, waiting for the one you can put away."

Evert: "She's my nemesis. I feel confident going up against Billie Jean King or Rosie Casals, but I don't seem to have a chance against Nancy.", and "Nancy Gunter has surpased Billie Jean King...she's the world's #1 tennis player this year."

On the way to the final Evert routined Billie Jean yet again on clay. King's only consolation was she got 5 games-four more than she did at Ft Lauderdale. Billie jean tried numerous drop shots to draw Chris to the net. More often than not Evert reached the teasers and put them away for winners.

Last weeks surprise winner Marie Neumanova crashed down to earth by losing 1 and 2 in the 1R.

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April 9-16 Melia Trophy International Madrid, Spain (Clay)
Venue: Charmatin Tennis Club

Draw 30

1R: Winnie Shaw-bye
1R: Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer d Mandy Morgan 6-3 6-0
1R: Carmen Coronado d Carmen Perea 6-4 6-1
1R: Odile De Roubin d Laura Rossouw 6-2 6-0
1R: Heide Orth d Monica Giorgi 6/0-6/0
1R: Fiorella Bonicelli d Ana Maria Ycaza 6-2 6-3
1R: Jennifer Staley Hoad d Ch Sendra 7-6 6-1
1R: Linda Tuero d Daphne Botha Pattison 4-6 6-0 6-3

1R: Brenda Kirk d Raquel Giscafre 7-6 6-3
1R: Sue Alexander d Lucia Sarno (Uru) 6-2 6-2
1R: Cora Schediwy d Christina Sandberg 6-1 6-1
1R: Gail Sherriff Chanfreau d Marilyn Pryde 6-1 6-3
1R: Alena Palmeova-West d Maria-Teresa Nasuelli 4-6 6-1 6-2
1R: Isabel Fernandez d Ana Maria Estalella 6-4 2-6 6-1
1R: Sonja Pachta d Ana Maria Arias default
1R: Helga Niessen Masthoff-bye

2R: Shaw d Bentzer 6-3 6-3
2R: De Roubin d Coronado 2-6 6-1 6-1
2R: Orth d Bonicelli 7-5 2-6 6-2
2R: Tuero d Hoad 6-3 6-3

2R: Kirk d Alexander 6-1 7-5
2R: Schediwy d Chanfreau 6-4 6-4
2R: Palmeova-West d Fernandez 6-4 6-2
2R; Pachta d Masthoff default

QF: Shaw d De Roubin 6-3 6-3
QF: Tuero d Orth 6-1 6-2
QF: Schediwy d Kirk 6-4 5-7 6-3
QF: Palmeova-West d Pachta 2-6 6-4 6-2

SF: Tuero d Shaw 6-2 6-2
SF: Palmeova-West d Schediwy 6-2 6-1

FI: Linda Tuero d Alena Palmeova-West 6-3 6-1

Doubles

QF: Giorgi/Nasuelli d Kirk/Tuero 6-4 6-4
QF: Bonicelli/Fernandez d Pattison/Rossouw 6-4 2-6 6-2
QF: Bentzer/Sandberg d Couder/Perea 6-1 7-6
QF: Orth/Schediwy d Chanfreau/Shaw 6-3 6-4

SF: Bonicelli/Fernandez d Giorgi/Nasuelli 6-4 2-6 6-2
SF: Bentzer/Sandberg d Orth/Schediwy ????

FI: Ingrid Bentzer/Sandberg d Fiorella Bonicelli/Isabel Fernandez 7-6 6-4

According to the New York Times 3,000 watch the women's final.

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April 10-16 Beaulieu Lawn TennisTournament, Beaulieu, France (Clay)

QF: Monique Salfati Di Maso d Michele Gurdal 5-6 6-0 6-4
QF: Jehanne Venturino d Margareta Strandberg 4-6 6-2 6-4
QF: I Sadlon d Villiger 6-3 3-6 retired
QF: Zell Ambrus d Jacqueline Rees-Lewis Vives 6-1 6-3

SF: Di Maso d Venturino 7-5 6-1
SF: Ambrus d Sadlon 6-1 6-2

FI: Monique Di Maso d Zell Ambrus 8-6 7-5
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April 10-16 Spring Invitational Tashkent, Uzbekista, USSR

FI: Olga Morozova d Yevgenyia Biryukova 6-2 6-0

DF: Olga Morozova/Zaiga Yansone d Yevgenyia Biryukova/Marina Kroshina 5-7 6-3 11-9

Rollo
Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:58 PM
Week of April 17-23

April 17-24 Virginia Slims Conquistadores Tucson,Arizona, US (Hard)

Prize Money= $18,000
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying

Q1: Kay Schmoyer d Pat Cody default

Q2: Vicki Smouse d Connie Pearson 6-3 6-7 6-3
Q2: Jill Schwikert d Marilyn Greenwood 6-3 2-6 6-4
Q2: Claire Schmoyer d Maricaye Christensen default
Q2: Martha Thornhill d Schmoyer 6-7 6-2 7-6
Q2: Sissy Kelly d Shari Barman 6-4 6-3
Q2; Pam Richmond d Joy Schwikert 6-4 6-4
Q2: Sue Solon d H Dines 6-1 6-2
Q2: Laurie Tenney d Roylee Bailey 6-0 6-1

Main Draw=32

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Pam Richmond [Q] 6-0 6-2
1R: Pam Austin d Ceci Martinez 6-2 6-7 6-3
1R: Kerry Harris d Vicki Smouse [Q] 7-5 6-3
1R: Lita Liem [8] d Madeleine Pegel 6-3 6-4
1R: Val Ziegenfuss [5] d Tam O' Shaughnessy 6-3 6-7 6-0
1R: Cynthia Sieler [Q] d Kristien Kemmer 6-2 6-2
1R: Laurie Tenney [Q] d Marcie Louie 7-6 6-4
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [4] d Sissy Kelly [Q] 6-2 6-0

1R: Francoise Durr [3] d Martha Thornhill 6-1 6-1
1R: Mona Schallau d Lany Kaligis 6-2 2-6 6-4
1R: Barbara Downs d Jill Schwikert [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Janet Newberry d Marie Neumannova [7] 6-2 6-1
1R: Karen Krantzcke [6] d Nancy Ornstein 6-4 6-2
1R: Wendy Appleby d Claire Schmoyer [Q] 6-2 7-5*
1R: Pam Teeguarden d Vicki Berner 6-2 6-2
1R: Rosie Casals [2] d Sue Solon [Q] 6-1 6-1

2R: King [1] d Austin 6-1 6-0
2R: Harris d Liem [8] 6-2 6-1
2R: Ziegenfuss [5] d Sieler [Q] 7-6 4-6 6-3
2R: Dalton [4] d Tenney 6-4 7-6 (5-4)

2R: Durr [3] d Schallau 6-3 6-0
2R: Newberry d Downs 6-2 4-6 7-5
2R: Krantzcke [6] d Appleby [Q] 6-2 6-0
2R: Casals [2] d Teeguarden 6-0 6-3

QF: King [1] d Harris 5-7 6-3 7-5
QF: Dalton [4] d Ziegenfuss [5] 6-4 6-3
QF: Durr [3] d Newberry 6-4 6-3
QF: Casals [2] d Krantzcke [6] 1-6 6-4 6-1

SF: King [1] d Dalton [4] 6-2 6-2
SF: Durr [3] d Casals [2] 6-1 7-6 (5-0)

FI: Billie Jean King [1] d Francoise Durr [3] 6-0 6-3

3rd place: Rosie Casals [2] d Judy Dalton [4] 10-5

Doubles (Draw=12)

1R: Dalton/Durr-bye
1R: Kemmer/Downs-bye
1R: Teeguarden/Ziegenfuss d Appleby/O'Shaughnessy 6-3 6-2
1R: Kaligis/Liem d Schmoyer/Schmoyer 2-6 6-4 6-3

1R: Harris/Krantzcke [3] d Schwikert/Schwikert 6-4 6-1
1R: Greenwood/Smouse d Newberry/Sieler 6-3 6-4
1R: Martinez/Schallua-bye
1R: Berner/King-bye

QF: Dalton/Durr d Downs/Kemmer 6-2 6-3
QF: Teeguarden/Ziegenfuss d Kaligis/Liem 6-3 6-3
QF: Harris/Krantzcke [3] d Greenwood/Smouse 6-1 6-4
QF: Berner/King d Martinez/Schallau 6-1 6-4

SF: Dalton/Durr d Teeguarden/Ziegenfuss 6-2 7-6
SF: Harris/Krantzcke [3] d Berner/King 6-3 6-2

FI: Kerry Harris/Karen Krantzcke [3] d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr 6-3 6-7 6-3

Draw notes:
1. John Dolan has "Vicky" and not "Vicki" Smouse-resolve.
2. For the 1R match he has Appleby d Schmoter 6-2 7-6 (not 6-2 7-5 as Ugarte has). Resolve.

Billie Jean says finds the circuit draining, complaining about how she is hounded by the media and autograph seekers. she beats an off Francoise Durr in the final. Frankie said, "I was not very good, but Billie Jean did not make 3 mistakes during the match." The key games was at 4-3 in the second. King won it after 6 deuces. By winning here King passes Gunter in the prize money standings. They have jockeyed back and forth the whole spring as #1 and #2 in prize money.

King was somewhat lucky to reach the final, surving 3 match points and 2-5 down in the third vs Harris. Casals also made a big comeback from 1-6 2-4 to win her QF.

Off court the women make news for mulling a Wimbledon boycott over the prize money ration. Unless Wimbledon changes and gives more prize money for the women, I have to consider not playing there", stated Billie Jean. Prize money is a factor in almost every Slims tour female skipping Bournemouth. Many are also opting to skip the French. Wimbledon's top prize of $3,600 is less than the top prize at most Slims events.

Tour founder Gladys Heldman: "If many girls don't go to the French or Wimbledon there is nothing we can do. We don't control the girls on tour from mid-May to August."

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April 17-23 Nice Lawn Tennis Tournament, Nice, France (Clay)

Draw=19

1R: Jacqueline Venturino d J Radca (Cz) 6/0-6/0
1R: Odile De Roubin d N Fillipone 6-2 6-2
1R: Rita Felix d Daniela Marzano 8-6 6-8 6-3

2R: Helga Niessen Masthoff d ????
2R: Christina Sandberg d ????
2R: Brenda Kirk d Venturino 6-2 6-3
2R: Isabel Fernandez d De Roubin 6-2 6-2

2R: Heide Schildknecht Orth d Sonja Pachta 10-8 6-1
2R: Gail Sherriff Chanfreau d Margareta Strandberg 9-7 6-1
2R: Fiorella Bonicelli d Katja Ebbinghaus 4-6 6-1 6-1
2R: Linda Tuero d Rita Felix 6-1 6-1

QF: Masthoff d Sandberg 6-2 6-1
QF: Kirk d Fernandez 6-3 6-2
QF: Orth d Chanfreau 9-11 7-5 6-3
QF: Tuero d Bonicelli 6-3 8-10 6-3

SF: Masthoff d Kirk 6-2 6-2
SF: Tuero d Orth 6-3 6-2

FI: Helga Masthoff d Linda Tuero 6-1 6-4

DF: Gail Chanfreau/Katka Ebbinghaus d Helga Masthoff/Heide Orth 11-9 9-11 6-4

MX: Gail Chanfreau/Frew McMillan d Daniela Marzano/Marzano 6-3 6-2

A 50 game doubles final!
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April 17-22 Radiant Cumberland Club Tournament Hampstead, England, UK (Clay)

Draw=35

1R: Linda Mottram d Sue Hole 6-3 6-3
1R: Lindsay Blachford d Lesley Wellerman 6-1 4-6 6-3
1R: Jenny Helliar d Denise Staniszewski 6-3 4-6 6-0

2R: Patti Hogan d Milton 6-4 6-3
2R: Sheila Blackburn d J Pallister 6-3 6-2
2R: Sannie Gouws d A Fraser Black 6-4 6-3
2R: Alex Cowie d Lyn Montgomery 6-4 7-5
2R: V Boothman d Quelch 6-3 10-8
2R: Veronica Burton d Mottram 6-3 6-3
2R: Janine Whyte d P Gent 6-1 7-5
2R: Wendy Turnbull D Frances Candy 6/4-6/4

2R: Glynis Coles D A Darby 6/3-6/0
2R: Cherry Panton D Blachford 2/6-6/4-6/3
2R: Jackie Fayter D Lorna Cawthorn 6/4-6/3
2R: Sandra Okin D Ann Lloyd 6/3-6/1
2R: J Clatworthy (Aus) d Spurgeon 6-3 0-6 0-5 retired
2R: Lesley Charles d Claire Colman 6-3 5-7 6-2
2R: Wendy Slaughter d Helliar 6-2 6-1
2R: Pat Coleman d Linda Geeves 6-2 6-1

3R: Hogan d Blackburn 6-3 6-1
3R: Cowie d Gouws 6-2 6-1
3R: Burton d Boothman 6-2 6-0
3R: Turnbull d J Whyte 9-7 6-2

3R: Coles d Panton 6-4 3-6 9-7
3R: Fayter d Okin 6-4 10-8
3R: Charles d Clatworthy 6-0 6-2
3R: Coleman d Slaughter 6-3 6-1

QF: Hogan d Cowie 6-3 6-3
QF: Burton d Turnbull 6-4 6-4
QF: Coles d Fayter 5-7 6-4 6-0
QF: Coleman d Charles 6-3 4-6 6-3

SF: Hogan d Burton 7-5 6-0
SF: Coles d Coleman 6-2 3-6 6-1

FI: Glynis Coles d Patti Hogan 8-6 6-4

DF: Lesley Charles/Jackie Fayter d Pat Coleman/Wendy Turnbull 6-0 9-7

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April 17-23 Catania Tournament, Catania, Italy (Clay)

QF: Rosalba Vido d Jane O' Hara 6-4 6-1
QF: Evelyne Terras Papale d Maria Guzman 6-3 1-6 6-3

SF: Vido d Raquel Giscafre 6-4 7-5
SF: Papale d Laura Rossouw 6-4 6-4

FI: Evelyne Papale d Rosalba Vido 6-2 6-1
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ends April 23 Northern California Sectionals Championships San Francisco, California, US (Hard)

QF: Brenda Garcia d Susan Brown 6-4 6-3
QF: Cici Louie d Mary Miller 6-2 6-0
QF: Donna Balchios d Susan Zaro 6-3 9-7
QF: Kate Latham d Patty Polensky 6-2 6-1

SF: Garcia d Louie 6-1 6-2
SF: Latham d Balchios 6-1 6-1

FI: Brenda Garcia d Kate Latham 3-6 6-3 6-3

Rollo
Sep 22nd, 2011, 04:26 PM
Week of April 24-30

April 24 -May 2 Italian Open Championships Rome, Italy (Clay)
Venue: The Foro Italico

Prize money= $70,800 (combined) Women's singles was $9,800

Draw=32

1R: Helga Niessen Masthoff [2] d Katja Ebbinghaus 7-6 2-6 7-6
1R: Lea Pericoli d Renata Tomanova 6-2 6-1
1R: Laura Rossouw d Marijke Jansen Schaar [7] default
1R: Monica Giorgi d Rosalba Vido 6-4 6-2
1R: Linda Tuero [3] d Fiorella Bonicelli 7-5 6-1
1R: Isabel Fernandez d Maria-Teresa Nasuelli 7-6 6-3
1R: Vlasta Vopickova d Brenda Kirk [6] 7-6 6-3
1R: Nell Truman d Ingrid Bentzer 7-7 7-6

1R: Christina Sandberg d Marie Neumannova 5-5 6-4 6-3
1R: Alena Palmeova-West d Betty Stove [5] default
1R: Lucia Bassi d Jane O' Hara 6-1 6-2
1R: Gail Chanfreau [4] d Robyn Knobel (Aus) 6-3 6-3
1R: Olga Morozova d Sue Minford 6-1 6-4
1R: Lesley Hunt [8] d Sally Hudson-Beck 6-1 6-1
1R: Heide Orth d Raquel Giscafre 6-1 6-2
1R: Virginia Wade [1] d Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo 6-4 6-1

2R: Masthoff [2] d Pericoli 6-1 6-4
2R: Rossouw d Giorgi 6-3 6-3
2R: Tuero [3] d Fernandez 6-2 3-6 6-0
2R: Vopickova d Truman 7-6 7-5

2R: Palmeova-West d Sandberg 2-6 7-5 6-2
2R: Chanfreau [4] d Bassi 6-2 6-1
2R: Morozova d Hunt [8] 3-6 6-3 6-0
2R: Orth d Wade [1] 6-2 6-3

QF: Masthoff [2] d Rossouw 6-1 6-1
QF: Tuero [3] d Vopickova 6-4 4-6 6-3
QF: Chanfreau [4] d Palmeova-West 6-1 6-3
QF: Morozova d Orth 6-4 4-6 6-3

SF: Tuero [3] d Masthoff [2] 7-5 0-6 6-2
SF: Morozova d Chanfreau [4] 2-6 6-1 6-3

FI: Linda Tuero [3] d Olga Morozova 6-4 6-3

Doubles (Draw=15)

1R: Masthoff/Heide Orth d Tomanova/Vopickova 6-2 6-3
1R: Ebbinghaus/Rossouw d Knobel/O'Hara 6-4 6-0
1R: Giorgi/Nasuelli d Bassi/Pericoli 3-6 7-6 7-5
1R: Chanfreau/Vido d Bentzer/Sandberg 6-3 7-5

1R: Bonicelli/Fernandez d Neumanova/Palmeaova-West 6-2 7-6
1R: Hunt/Morozova [3] d Kirk/Tuero 6-2 1-6 6-0
1R: Giscafre/Pinto-Bravo d Hudson-Beck/Minford 6-4 7-6
1R: Truman/Wade-bye

QF: Masthoff/Orth d Ebbinghaus/Rossouw 6-3 5-7 6-2
QF: Chanfreau/Vido d Giorgi/Nasuelli 6-4 7-5
QF: Hunt/Morozova [3] d Bonicelli/Fernandez 7-6 6-3
QF: Truamn/Wade d Giscafre/Pinto-Bravo default

SF: Chanfreau/Vido d Masthoff/Orth 4-6 6-3 7-5
SF: Hunt/Morozova [3] d Truman/Wade 7-6 6-3

FI: Lesley Hunt/Olga Morozova [3] d Gail Chanfreau/Rosalba Vido 6-3 6-4

The field is double that of last year, and so is the prize money (this year's winner got $1,600 compared to $600 in 1971) but the chauvanist attitude reamains the same, as the women's final is put on an outside court. The prize money ratio is still shocking, as the male winner winner in $10,000.

The ladies event gets off to a rocky start when Dutch seeds Stove and Schaar phone to say they are playing in another event and default.

In the second round defending champ Wade falls to her own temper and impatience. She has to wait ait for a re-stringing job on her racquet. She then waits for an umpire that is 1 hour late. Then she waits for her play to get better-which it never does. Moaning about the noise from an adjoining court, she shouts out at one stage. "It's impossible to play so badly!"

Tuero beats Masthoff in a long semi, then takes care of Russian Olga Morozova. This is the first major final for any Russian, male or female. The doubles win for the Russian just makes it all that sweeter.

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April 24-29 Robinson's Barley Water Tournament Norwich, England, UK (Clay)

Draw=19

1R: Vicki Lancaster d Sue Hole 6-2 6-1
1R: Lindsay Blachford d Bev Vercoe 6-1 6-1
1R: Pat Coleman d Lesley Wellerman 7-5 6-2

2R: Lancaster d Wendy Slaughter 6-1 7-9 6-2
2R: Lesley Charles d Patti Hogan 8-6 4-6 6-3
2R: Sannie Gouws d Blachford 6-4 6-1
2R: Andree Martin (Can) d Lynn Montgomery 6-1 6-3

2R: Barbara Hawcroft d Judith Connor 6-3 6-3
2R: Wendy Turnbull d Cherry Panton 2-6 6-0 6-1
2R: Veronica Burton d Janine Whyte 6-2 6-3
2R: Pat Coleman d Pat Billing 6-1 9-7

QF: Charles d Lancaster 6-0 6-3
QF: Martin d Gouws 6-1 4-4 retired
QF: Turnbull d Hawcroft 6-2 6-1
QF: Burton d Coleman 8-6 6-3

SF: Charles d Martin 6-4 6-1
SF: Turnbull d Burton 6-4 6-2

FI: Wendy Turnbull d Lesley Charles 9-8 6-4

DF: Patti Hogan/Cherry Panton d Pat Coleman/Wendy Turnbull 6-4 3-6 6-3

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April 25 -May 1 Spanish Invitational Tarrasa, Spain (Clay)

FI: Alena Palmeova-West d Marilyn Pryde 6-3 6-4
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ends May 1 French Pro Championships, Paris

FI: Rosie Darmon d Jacqueline Le Boubennec 6-2 6-4

Fro French pros only?

April 25 -May 1 Ojai Valley Tournament, Ojai, California, US (Hard)

Draw=14

1R: Janice Metcalf d Stephanie Grant 6-3 6-1
1R: Doreen Irish d Judy Dixon 7-6 6-1
1R: Sally Ride d Lori Sherbeck 4-6 6-2 6-1
1R: Pat Bostrom d Julie Anthony 7-5 6-7 7-6

1R: Ann Lebedeff-bye
1R: Maricaye Christensen d Dodo Bundy Cheney 7-5 6-0
1R: Laurie Tenney d Molly Jyson 6-0 6-0
1R: Jan Hasse-bye

QF: Metcalf d Irish 6-4 6-3
QF: Bostrom d Ride 6-1 7-5
QF: Christensen d Lebedeff 6-3 7-6
QF: Tenney d Hasse 6-2 6-3

SF: Metcalf d Bostrom 6-4 6-2
SF: Tenney d Christensen 6-0 6-2

FI: Janice Metcalf d Laurie Tenney 2-6 7-5 6-3

DF: Pat Bostrom/Janice Metcalf d P Farmer/Ann Lebedeff 6-2 6-7 6-4

Was there any prize money-or was the Ojai strictly amateur?

The Sally Ride in the draw is almost certainly the famous astronaut. Ride played tennis as a youth before pursuing a career that led to space flight.

Jan Hasse never found fame. She was later connected to a murder case involving her female lover.
For a link to the details please see:
http://www.lawlink.com/research/caselevel3/56328

Rollo
Sep 23rd, 2011, 03:34 PM
Week of May 1-7

May 1-6 Virginia Slims Of Indianapolis , Indinapolis,Indiana, US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum


Prize Money= $20,000 US
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying

Q1: Wendy Appleby d Mary Mclean 6-4 6-4
Q1: Carrie Meyer d Kay Schmoyer default
Q1: Becky Vest d Robin Tenney default
Q1: Shari Barman d C Hargadon 7-5 6-1
Q1: Madeleine Pegel d J Schwikert 7-5 7-5
Q1: Patti Ann Reese d J Schwikert 6-4 6-4
Q1: Kathy Kuykendall d Pat Faulkner 6-1 0-6 6-2
Q1: C Jones d Claire Schmoyer default

Preliminary Rounds

P1: Vicki Berner d Kuykendall 6-3 6-2
P1: Laurie Tenney d Pegel 4-6 6-2 6-4
P1: Mary Ann Eisel d Appleby 6-1 6-3
P1: Pam Austin d Meyer 6-2 2-6 6-3
P1: Pam Teeguarden d Reese 6-1 6-2
P1: Lany Kaligis d Barman 6-0 6-1
P1: Margie Cooper D C Jones 6-0 6-1
P1: Kristien Kemmer d Vest 6-2 6-2

P2: Tenney d Berner 7-5 6-2
P2: Eisel d Austin 6-3 6-3
P2: Teeguarden d Kaligis 6-4 6-2
P2: Kemmer d Cooper 6-2 6-4

Main Draw=16

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Laurie Tenney [Q] 6-4 6-1
1R: Mary Ann Eisel [Q] d Kerry Harris [8] 6-4 6-2
1R: Wendy Overton [5] d Kristien Kemmer [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R: Francoise Durr [4] d Pam Teeguarden 6-3 6-1
1R: Rosie Casals [3]d Lita Liem 6-1 6-1
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton d Barbara Downs 6-3 6-3
1R: Karen Krantzcke d Val Ziegenfuss [7] 3-6 6-4 6-4*
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [2] d Jill Cooper 6-0 6-0*

QF: King [1] d Eisel [Q] 7-6 (5-4) 3-6 6-3
QF: Overton [5] d Durr [4] 6-3 6-4
QF: Casals [3] d Dalton [6] 6-4 6-2
QF: Gunter [2] d Krantzcke 6-3 6-2

SF: King [1] d Overton [5] 6-3 6-2
SF: Gunter [2] d Casals [3] 6-2 6-2

FI: Billie Jean King [1] d Nancy Gunter [2] 6-3 6-3

3rd place: Rosie Casals [3] d Wendy Overton 6-1 6-0

Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Dalton/Durr d Berner/Kemmer 6-1 6-3
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Austin/Cooper 6-3 6-2
1R: Casals/Krantzcke [1] d Kaligis/Liem 6-3 6-2
1R: Gunter/King d Appleby/Vest 6-1 6-1

SF: Dalton/Durr d Overton/Ziegenfuss 6-3 6-3
SF: Casals/Kranzrcke d Gunter/King 6-2 6-3

FI: Rosie Casals/Karen Krantzcke [1] d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr 6-2 6-3

Draw notes:
John Dolan has a 6-4 6-4 score for the Krantzcke-Ziegenfuss 1R match. Resolve.
Ugarte has Marge rather than Jill Cooper for 1R match with Gunter. Resolve.

Poor Mary Ann Eisel has a reputation of blowing set and match points-most famously versus Chris Evert at the 1971 US Open. Here in Indy she holds 7 set points on her serve at 6-5 vs King in the QF and fails to capitalize. The marathon game went to 14 deuces. Mary Ann had 1 more set point (8 total) on sudden death point in the tioebreak.

King's win here means she is the #1 money winner on the Winter-Spring circuit.

The Indy stop is one of the few venues on the Slims tour where the crowds have been thin-only 3,000 attend for the whole week.

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May 1-6 Rothmans Sutton Hard Court Championships, England, UK (Clay)

1R: Sue Minford d Lesley Charles 6-1 6-0

2R: Alex Cowie d Cherry Panton 3-6 6-3 6-4
2R: Pat Coleman d Wendy Slaughter 6-1 7-6
2R: Minford d Sharon Walsh 6-1 6-4
2R: Glynis Coles d Wendy Turnbull 6-4 6-2

3R: Virginia Wade d Sally Hudson Beck 6-3 6-7 6-2
3R: Denise Staniszewski d Pat Billing 4-6 6-2 6-2
3R: Jill Cooper d Lindsay Blachford 7-5 6-1
3R: Cowie d Sue Hole 6-3 6-3
3R: Winnie Shaw d Janine Whyte 6-1 6-0
3R: Fay Toyne Moore d Jenny Helliar 6-2 6-4
3R: Marilyn Pryde d Barbara Hawcroft 6-3 2-6 6-3
3R: Veronica Burton d Jackie Fayter 6-1 3-6 6-1

3R: Coleman d Andree Martin 6-3 3-6 6-2
3R: Minford d Lorna Cawthorn 6-0 6-0
3R: Brenda Kirk d Pearson 6-2 6-7 6-1
3R: Wendy Gilchrist d Lesley Wellerman 6-2 6-4
3R: Coles d Daphne Pattison 6-3 6-3
3R: Shirley Bloomer Brasher d Frances Candy 6-2 6-4
3R: Vicki Lancaster d C Derby 6-3 6-1
3R: Joyce Williams d Lyn Montgomery 6-1 6-1

4R: Wade d Staniszewski 6-0 6-4
4R: Cooper d Cowie 6-4 6-1
4R: Burton d Pryde 2-6 6-1 1-1 retired
4R: Shaw d Moore 6-0 6-2

4R: Coleman d Minford 7-6 6-3
4R: Kirk d Gilchrist 7-6 6-1
4R: Coles d Brasher 5-7 6-2 retired
4R: Williams d Lancaster 6-3 6-1

QF: Cooper d Wade 6-1 3-6 6-3
QF: Shaw d Burton 6-1 6-7 8-6
QF: Coleman d Kirk 6-3 7-5
QF: Williams d Coles 7-6 6-2

SF: Shaw d Cooper 2-6 7-5 6-2
SF: Coleman d Williams 6-3 6-4

FI: Winnie Shaw d Pat Coleman 7-5 6-3

DF: Winnie Shaw/Joyce Williams d Brenda Kirk/Daphne Pattison 4-6 6-3 6-4

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ends May 7 California State Championships Portola Valley, California, US (Hard)

QF: Cathy Anderson d Marlene Muench 6-3 6-2
QF: Brenda Garcia d Sue Mehmedbasich 6-4 6-2
QF: Marna Louie d Marcy O Keefe 7-5 6-1
QF: Kathe Latham d Susan Zaro 6-2 6-3

SF: Garcia d Anderson 7-5 6-4
SF: Latham d Louie 6-3 6-0

FI: Brenda Garcia D Kate Latham 6-4 6-4

DF: Cathy Anderson/Kate Latham d D Belchios/Anne Cohen 6-2 6-3

Cathy Anderson was later more famous as a TV personality.

Rollo
Sep 27th, 2011, 01:57 PM
Week of May 8-14


May 8-13 Rothmans British Hard Court Championships Bournemouth, England, UK (Clay)
Venue: West Hants Club

Prize Money= $39,000 US

Qualifying

Q1: Cynthia Sieler d Michele Boulle Rodriguez 6-4 6-3
Q1: Lindsey Beaven d Sue Hole 6-0 7-5
Q1: Marilyn Pryde d Lindsay Blachford 3-6 6-2 6-0
Q1: Alex Cowie d Sally Hudson-Beck 4-6 6-3 6-3
Q1: Pat Coleman d Daphne Pattison 7-5 6-3
Q1: Jackie Fayter d Vicki Lancaster 8-6 6-2
Q1: Ana Maria Pinto Bravo d Fay Toyne Moore 0-6 6-1 8-6
Q1: Cherry Panton d Penny Moor 6-2 6-3

Main Draw=40

1R: Gail Sherriff Chanfreau [5] d Cherry Panton [Q] 6-1 6-2
1R: Jill Cooper d Marilyn Pryde [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Sue Minford d Lany Kaligis 6-3 6-2
1R: Betty Stove d Margareta Strandberg 6-3 6-2
1R: Nell Truman d Kerry Harris 6-2 6-0
1R: Cynthia Sieler [Q] d Fiorella Bonicelli 6-3 6-3
1R: Lita Liem d Pat Coleman [Q] 6-4 6-2
1R: Helen Gourlay [6] d Shirley Bloomer Brasher 6-3 6-4

2R: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Maria Guzman 6-1 6-4
2R: Alex Cowie [Q] d Brenda Kirk 6-4 6-4
2R: Ana Maria Pinto Bravo [Q] d Winnie Shaw [8] 5-1 retired (groin strain)
2R: Katja Ebbinghaus d Jackie Fayter [Q] 7-5 6-1
2R: Corinne Molesworth d Lesley Hunt [4] 9-7 7-5
2R: Sharon Walsh d Laura Rossouw 6-3 6-0
2R: Stove d Minford 6-2 6-3
2R: Chanfreau [5] d Cooper 1-6 6-4 9-7

2R: Truman d Cynthia Sieler [Q] 7-5 6-1
2R: Gourlay [6] d Liem 6-2 6-2
2R: Wendy Gilchrist d Odile De Roubin 6-2 6-3
2R: Helga Niessen Masthoff [3] d Lindsey Beaven [Q] 6-2 6-4
2R: Barbara Hawcroft d Lesley Charles 9-7 6-1
2R: Joyce Williams [7] d Veronica Burton 6-3 6-1
2R: Wendy Turnbull d Glynis Coles 6-0 6-3
2R: Virginia Wade [2] d Patti Hogan 6-0 6-0

3R: Goolagong [1] d Cowie 7-5 6-1
3R: Ebbinghaus d Pinto Bravo 6-4 6-1
3R: Walsh d Molesworth 6-4 7-5
3R: Chanfreau d Stove 1-6 6-3 8-6

3R: Gourlay [6] d Truman 8-6 2-6 7-5
3R: Masthoff [3] d Gilchrist 6-0 8-6
3R: Williams [7] d Hawcroft 6-2 6-3
3R: Wade [2] d Turnbull 7-5 7-5

QF: Goolagong [1] d Ebbinghaus 6-0 6-0
QF: Walsh d Chanfreau 6-2 2-6 6-3
QF: Masthoff [3] d Gourlay [6] 6-4 6-4
QF: Williams [7] d Wade [2] 6-3 6-4

SF:Goolagong [1] d Walsh 6-0 6-2
SF: Masthoff [3] d Williams [7] 6-8 7-5 6-1

FI: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Helga Masthoff [3] 6-0 6-4

Doubles (Draw= at least 27)

1R: Goolagong/Gourlay-bye
1R: Cooper/Molesworth-bye
1R: Harris/Hunt d Hogan/Panton 6-0 6-2
1R: Moore/Sieler d Moor/Roubin 6-1 4-6 6-1
1R: Chanfreau/Walsh d Pinto-Bravo/Rodriguez 6-0 6-1
1R: Lancaster/M Morgan (Aus) d Kaligis/Liem 6-4 6-4
1R: Hudson-Beck/Minford d Lyn Montgomery/A Steenkamp (SA) 6-0 6-3

1R: Kirk/Stove d Guzman/Pattison 6-1 6-1
1R: Coleman/Turnbull d ???? (bye?)
1R: Blachford/Burton d Lorna Cawthorn/Cowie 6-2 6-2
1R: Truman/Wade d Bonicelli/Fernandez 8-6 6-4
1R: Hawcroft/Pryde d ???? (bye?)
1R: ????
1R: Gilchrist/Rossouw d Brasher/Coles 7-5 8-6
1R: Ebbinghaus/Masthoff d Strandberg/Mimi Wikstedt 6-0 6-1

2R: Goolagong/Gourlay d Copper/Molesworth 6-2 6-4
2R: Harris/Hunt d Moore/Sieler 5-7 6-4 6-3
2R: Chanfreau/Walsh d Lancaster/Morgan 6-2 8-6
2R: Charles/Fayter d Hudson/Beck/Minford 6-2 6-3

2R: Kirk/Stove d Coleman/Turnbull 8-6 4-6 6-2
2R: Truman/Wade d Blachford/Burton 6-3 6-4
2R: Hawcroft/Pryde d ????
2R: Ebbinghaus/Masthoff d Gilchrist/Rossouw 6-2 7-5

QF: Goolagong/Gourlay d Harris/Hunt 6-2 6-3
QF: Chanfreau/Walsh d Charles/Fayter 6-2 7-5
QF: Kirk/Stove d Truman/Wade ????
QF: Ebbinghaus/Mathoff d Hawcroft/Pryde 6-2 6-1

SF: Goolagong/Gourlay d Chanfreau/Walsh 5-7 9-8 6-3
SF: Kirk/Stove d Ebbinghaus/Masthoff 6-4 5-7 6-1

FI: Evonne Goolagong/Helen Gourlay d Brenda Kirk/Betty Stove 7-5 6-1

Women Plate Final: Daphne Pattison d Glynis Coles 9-7 7-5

The controversy started early, as Jackie Fayter was asked to qualify despite her top ten British ranking.

The wether hardly imporved matters. Bournemouth regulars swore this year was "the grimmest year yet; wind, cold and rain have at different times influenced the tournament, but this year it was all three together." (p 68 of WT) Helga Masthoff played all of her matches in a track suit! #4 seed Slims gal Lesley Hunt wanted to go on court in a tracksuit but this hot nixed as it had a Virginia Slims logo, and the event was sponsored by Rothman's. Leslet lost her opening match.

#2 seed Wade "fell victim to the swirling wind and her inability to cope with it."

Goolagong "delighted the crowd" with sparkling play in the final. She held Masthoff to only 14 points in the opening set. The German made a fight of it in the second, but the end results was never in doubt.

The German professed herself at a loss for how to play Evonne. The only real drama came in the last game, when Evonne wasted 6 match points before Helga made a backhand error on the seventh.

The Slims ladies are mostly absent from this Grand Prix event.

Off court Mary Ann Eisel weds Don Beattie on May 12 in St Louis.
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ends May 14 Stuttgart Tournament , Stuttgart, Germany (Clay)

SF: Linda Tuero d Edith Winkins 6-4 6-3

FI: Linda Tuero d Alena Palmeova-West 6-1 6-4

Alena resides in Germany.
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May 6-14 Southern California Championships, Los Angeles, Califrnia ,US (Hard)

1R: Norma Veal d Doreen Irish 6-0 6-3
1R: Sue Hagey d Winnie Mccoy 3-6 7-5 6-2

2R: Janet Newberry d J Roberts 6-1 6-0
2R: Robin Tenney d Sue Ince 6-3 6-2
2R: Terry Holladay d Vicky Smouse 6-3 6-3
2R: Veal d M Stees 6-1 6-0
2R: Vicki Jensen d Georgette Derderian 6-4 6-1
2R: Anne Duffy d V Culp 6-0 6-0
2R: Tina Watanabe d S Warfield 6-4 6-0
2R: Maricaye Christensen d Helen Parker 6-2 6-1

2R: Laurie Tenney d J Louis 6-2 6-3
2R: Connie Pearson d Cynthia Thomas 6-2 3-6 6-3
2R: Kathy May d Nancy Parker 6-0 5-7 6-3
2R: Gail Elliott d Erin Dignam 6-0 6-1
2R: Julie Anthony d M Abdell 6-1 6-2
2R: Hagey d Janis Hasse 2-6 6-4 6-2
2R: Judy Dixon d K Reinke 6-1 1-6 6-1
2R: Marita Redondo d Karen Dawson 6-4 6-0

3R: Newberry d R Tenney 6-4 6-4
3R: Holladay d Veal 7-5 6-3
3R: Jensen d Duffy ????
3R: Christensen d Watanabe 6-2 6-2

3R: L Tenney d Pearson 6-2 6-1
3R: May d Elliott 6-2 6-1
3R: Anthony d Hagey 6-1 6-2
3R: Redondo d Dixon 6-2 6-3

QF: Newberry d Holladay 6-3 6-1
QF: Jensen d Christensen 6-3 5-7 6-3
QF: L Tenney d May 6-2 6-1
QF: Redondo d Anthony 7-5 7-5

SF: Newberry d Jensen 6-2 6-1
SF: Redondo d L Tenney 6-3 6-0

FI: Marita Redondo d Janet Newberry 6-1 7-6

DF: Marita Redondo/Laurie Tenney d Maricaye Christensen/Judy Dixon 7-6 6-4

Rollo
Sep 27th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Week of May 15-21


May 15-20 Rothmans Surrey Hard Court Championships, Guildford, England, UK (Hard)

Draw=37

1R: Lindsay Blachford d Roylee Bailey 9-8 6-3
1R: Cherry Panton d Sue Hole 6-2 6-0
1R: Patti Hogan d Sandra Okin 4-4 6-3 6-1
1R: Frances Candy d Margareta Strandberg 6-2 9-7
1R: Jill Cooper d Wendy Appleby 6-4 6-3

2R: Evonne Goolagong d J Quelch default
2R: Nancy Ornstein d B Ranger 6-0 6-0
2R: Corinne Molesworth d B Clearey 6-0 6-1
2R: Sue Vinton d Kerry Harris 6-4 6-4
2R: Nell Truman d Blachford 6-2 6-3
2R: Shirley Bloomer Brasher d Jenny Helliar 6-4 6-1
2R: Panton d Winnie Shaw default
2R: Hogan d Candy 6-2 6-2

2R: Joyce Williams d Sharpe 6-0 6-1
2R: Penny Moor d Tam O' Shaughnessy 6-1 6-2
2R: Cooper d Y Fischer 6-0 6-0
2R: Vicki Lancaster d Glynis Coles 6-4 8-6
2R: Veronica Burton d Denise Staniszewski 6-0 6-0
2R: Sharon Walsh d Barbara Downs default
2R: S Milton d Lesley Wellerman 3-6 6-4 6-3
2R: Helen Gourlay d P Pollard 6-0 6-0

3R: Goolagong d Ornstein 6-2 6-3
3R: Molesworth d Vinton 6-2 6-1
3R: Truman d Brasher 6-3 6-2
3R: Hogan d Panton 6-4 3-6 6-4

3R: Williams d Moor 6-1 6-1
3R: Cooper d Lancaster 6-0 7-5
3R: Burton d Walsh 6-1 6-4
3R: Gourlay d Milton 6-0 6-4

QF: Goolagong d Molesworth 6-1 2-6 6-4
QF: Truman d Hogan 8-6 6-1
QF: Williams d Cooper 6-2 6-4
QF: Gourlay d Burton 1-6 6-1 6-3

SF: Goolagong d Truman 3-6 6-0 8-6
SF: Williams d Gourlay 8-6 6-4

FI: Evonne Goolagong d Joyce Williams 7-5 6-2

Doubles

SF: Goolagong/Gourlay d Brasher/Coles 6-2 6-0
SF: Shaw/Williams d Truman/Walsh 6-3 2-6 6-2

FI: Evonne Goolagong/Helen Gourlay d Winnie Shaw/Joyce Williams 6-2 6-1

MX: Evonne Goolagong/Kim Warwick d Helen Gourlay/Hank Irvine (Rhod) 6-3 6-4

Patti Hogan's match with Cherry Panton has fireworks galore, with the Irish temper of Hogan going off on linesmen and the umpire. Her conduct was so fiery she was reported to Mike Gibson, the tournament referee. Gibson didn't mete out any punishment, noting that, "She [Hogan] was in tears after being told off by a friend when she came off court. I tohught there was no point in taking this another stage further."

Hogan had asked for several linesmen to be removed and hit a ball a ball in anger that just missed Panton. For good measure she directed a few choice words at the umpire.

"What I would like to to say is unprintable", declared Cherry Panton.

The crowd and Nell Truman took care of Hogan in the quarters. Clapping derisively at times, fans were in no mood for misbehavior. Hogan started in at 6-6 all in the first when the umpire told her, "Ball behind you-hold it." The seemingly innoucuous remark set off Hogan, who started a directing heated words at the umpire and Truman. Nell replied, "If you want to win a match that badly I will retire", and started to put on her sweater to go.

Referee Mike Gibson was summoned to the court to sort out affairs. He wasn't so complacent as the day before, particularly after words were directed at him. Hogan said, "I hope you're bloody well satisfied."

Patti lost a close first set and quickly spun downward, leaving the court in tears for a second day in a row.

Reflecting after the match Hogan said, "I know I am playing badly and I feel things are getting worse, but I have no one to talk to or help me get out of this bad spell. If something doesn't change soon I might as well give up the game."

The next day Hogan was disqualified from the mixed competition.
(from the NYT and WT, page 101)

Goolagong won her semi over Truman in 1 hour 18 minutes.
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May 15-20 Mercedes Benz Tournament Lee On Solent, England, UK (Clay)

2R: Fiorella Bonicelli d Margaret Tesch 6-4 6-2
2R: Jackie Fayter d Rosemary Pearson 6-1 6-4
2R: Andree Martin d Diane Riste 1-6 7-5 6-2
2R: Lesley Charles d Annette Steenkamp (SA) 6-3 5-7 7-5

2R: Sue Minford d ????
2R: Daphne Pattison d B Wojcick 6-3 6-0
2R: Cynthia Sieler d Sally Hudson-Beck 6-1 4-6 6-4
2R: Laura Rossouw d Lyn Montgomery 9-7 6-3

QF: Bonicelli d Fayter 6-3 6-2
QF: Charles d Martin 6-4 6-0
QF: Minford d Pattison 6-1 6-2
QF: Sieler d Rossouw 6-3 6-1

SF: Bonicelli d Charles 6-1 7-5
SF: Minford d Sieler 6-2 4-6 7-5

FI: Fiorella Bonicelli d Sue Minford 6-1 6-4

Rollo
Sep 27th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Week of May 22-28


May 22-27 Rothmans Connaught Hard Court Championships, Chingford, England, UK (Clay)

2R: Mimi Wikstedt d Penny Moor 5-4 retired
2R: Tam O' Shaughnessy d Sue Hole 7-5 6-4

3R: Wendy Appleby d Lyn Montgomery 9-7 6-3
3R: Margaret Tesch d Wikstedt 6-2 10-8
3R: Mandy Morgan d M Mendham 6-3 6-1
3R: Andree Martin d Janine Whyte 6-2 9-7

3R: Veronica Burton d Alex Cowie 6-1 1-0 retired
3R: O' Shaughnessy d Robyn Knobel 6-4 3-6 6-2
3R: A Morris d Robyn Hunt 6-3 6-2
3R: Cynthia Sieler d Rosemary Pearson 6-4 6-4

QF: Appleby d Tesch 9-8 6-1
QF: Martin d Morgan 6-1 6-3
QF: Burton d O' Shaughnessy 6-2 6-3
QF: Sieler d Morris 6-1 6-2

SF: Appleby d Martin 6-3 6-2
SF: Sieler d Burton 6-4 6-0

FI: Cynthia Sieler d Wendy Appleby 7-5 7-5

DF: Wendy Appleby/Tam O' Shaughnessy d Margareta Strandberg/Mimi Wikstedt 6-4 7-5

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ends May 29 Tulsa Invitation, Tulsa, Oklahoma, US (Clay)

QF: Kathy Kraft d Daryl Gralka 6-3 2-6 6-0
QF: Marita Redondo d Carrie Fleming 7-6 6-3
QF: Ann Kiyomura d Pat Montano 6-0 2-6 6-0
QF: Laurie Fleming d Janet Thomas 6-0 6-0

SF: Kraft d Redondo 6-3 1-6 6-3
SF: Fleming d Kiyomura 6-3 6-0

FI: Laurie Fleming d Kathy Kraft 6-4 6-2

DF: Ann Kiyomura/Kathy Kraft d Gina Diza Ponce/Lourdes Diaz Ponce 6-3 6-2

Rollo
Sep 27th, 2011, 02:00 PM
FRENCH OPEN

Venue: Roland Garros, Paris, France
Dates: May 22 to June 4
Surface: Clay

Prize Money= $100,000 combined

Singles (Draw=56)
*Odd looking 1R draw due to a bizarre bye system with seeds getting byes in rounds 1 and 2.

1st Round

Nancy Gunter (US) [2]-bye
Gail Chanfreau-bye
Vlasta Vopickova (Cz) d. Michele Gurdal (Bel) 6-0 6-0
Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger) d. Jill Cooper (GB) 6-4 6-4
Marijke Schaar (Neth)-bye

Helga Masthoff (Ger)[7]-bye
Brenda Kirk (SA)-bye
Isabel Fernandez (COL) [Q] d. Ingrid Bentzer (Swd) 6-2 6-3
Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru) d. Odile De Roubin 6-2 0-6 6-2
Helen Gourlay(Aus)-bye

Billie Jean King(US)[3]-bye
Winnie Shaw(GB)- bye
Nancy Ornstein(US) d. Alena Palmeova-West(CZ) 6-3 5-7 6-2
Heide Orth (Ger) d. Lita Liem (Indo) 6-3 6-1
Val Ziegenfuss(US)-bye

Virginia Wade (GB)[6]-bye
Betty Stove (Neth)-bye
Mona Schallau (US) d. Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo (Chile) [LL] 4-6 6-2 9-7
Pat Coleman (Aus) d. Christina Sandberg (Swd) 6-4 2-6 6-3
Maria Neumanova (CZ)-bye

Lesley Hunt (Aus)-bye
Wendy Overton (US)-bye
Erzsebet Szell (Hun)[Q] d. Kora Schediwy (Ger) 6-1 6-3
Trudy Walhof (Neth) d. Marina Tsuvirina (USSR) 7-5 6-2
Francoise Durr [5]-bye

Karen Krantzcke (Aus)-bye
Olga Morozova (USSR)-bye
Laura Rossouw (SA) d. Barbara Downs (US) 6-2 6-0
Wendy Gilchrist (US) d. Miroslava Holubova (CZ) 6-3 6-3
Rosie Casals (US)[4]-bye

Judy Dalton (Aus)-bye
Nell Truman (GB)-bye
Sonja Pachta (Ast)[Q] d. Sharon Walsh (US) 6-2 2-6 6-3
Corinne Molesworth(GB) d. Nathalie Fuchs 7-5 6-4
Linda Tuero (US)[8]-bye

Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jpn) d. Laura DuPont (US) 6-3 6-2
Pam Teegaurden (US) d. Kerry Harris (Aus) 6-2 6-0
Pat Pretorius (SA)-bye
Evonne Goolagong(Aus)[1]-bye

2nd Round

Gunter(US)[2]-bye
Chanfreau-bye
Ebbinghaus d. Vopickova 6-4 3-6 6-4
Schaar-bye
Masthoff [7]-bye
Kirk-bye
Bonicelli d. Fernandez 6-4 6-4
Gourlay-bye

King [3]-bye
Shaw-bye
Orth d. Ornstein 6-2 6-4
Ziegenfuss-bye
Wade [6]-bye
Stove-bye
Schallau d. Coleman 6-4 6-3
Neumanova-bye

Lesley Hunt(Aus)
Wendy Overton(US)
Walhof d. Szell[Q] 6-4 6-2
Francoise Durr[5] bye

Karen Krantzcke(Aus) bye
Olga Morozova(USSR) bye
Rossouw d. Paish 2-6 6-3 6-2
Rosie Casals(US)[4] bye

Judy Dalton(Aus) bye
Nell Truman(GB) bye
Molesworth d. Pachta[Q] 7-9 6-0 6-4
Linda Tuero(US)[8] bye

Kerry Melville(Aus) bye
Teeguarden d. K.Sawamatsu 7-5 8-6
Pat Pretorius(SA) bye
Evonne Goolagong(Aus)[1] bye

3rd Round

Chanfreau d. Gunter [2] default
Ebbinghaus d. Schaar 7-5 7-5
Masthoff [7] d. Kirk 6-2 6-1
Gourlay d. Bonicelli 6-4 6-4

King [3] d. Shaw 6-3 6-0
Ziegenfuss d. Orth 9-7 3-6 6-3
Wade [6] d. Stove 6-0 6-1
Schallau d. Neumanova 6-4 6-4

Overton d. Hunt 2-6 6-2 6-2
Durr [5] d. Walhof 6-3 6-2
Morozova d. Krantzcke 6-2 7-5
Rossouw d. Casals [4] 8-6 8-6

Dalton d. N.Truman 6-3 6-1
Molesworth d. Tuero [8] 6-3 6-1
Melville d. Teeguarden 9-7 4-6 16-14
Goolagong[1] d. Pretorius 6-2 7-5

4th Round

Ebbinghaus d. Chanfreau 6-3 4-6 6-2
Masthoff [7] d. Gourlay 8-6 6-3
King [3] d. Ziegenfuss 6-3 6-1
Wade [6] d. Schallau 6-4 9-7

Durr [5] d. Overton 6-3 7-5
Morozova d. Rossouw 6-2 8-6
Molesworth d. Dalton 6-2 6-2
Goolagong [1] d. Melville 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals

Masthoff [7] d. Ebbinghaus 6-3 8-6
King [3] d. Wade [6] 6-1 6-3
Durr [5] d. Morozova 4-6 6-3 6-2
Goolagong [1] d. Molesworth 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

King [3] d. Masthoff [7] 6-4 6-4
Goolagong [1] d. Durr [5] 9-7 6-4

Final
Billie Jean King [3] d. Evonne Goolagong [1] 6-3 6-3

The seeds approved the bizarre system that gives them byes in the first two rounds as protests from unranked players are ignored. The idea is doomed by economics though, as fans stay away in droves during the opening of the event. Only 1,000 come out on opening day.

Officials said they received a wire from Nancy Richey Gunter only an hour before her match vs Gail Chanfreau was scheduled. The wire said she was not coming to Paris. It's a missed opportunity for Gunter, whose strong suit is claty and whom many were touting as a possible #1 for the year up to this point.

A big upset on court in the 3R was Casals loss to Rossouw. Rosie lost leads of 4-0 in set 1 and 3-0 in the second to fall in a close straight sets affair.

The most memorable match for the women was an epic between Kerry Melville and Pam Teeguarden. Kery won 9-7 4-6 16-14-a total of 56 games. Teeguarden had match points serving at 6-5 40-15. Unable to close it, she served for the match 4 times in all. When she doubled faulted on match point down she burst into tears.

Billie Jean King is brandishing a new weapon-a feared drop shot. From the first game of her quarterfinal vs Wade she drop shots the Brit, following any returned gets with passing shots. King also used it to good effect vs clay court expert Masthoff. Helga on King's droppers: "It's a very deceptive, because they come off her racquet just like a slice shot and you think they are just high, and then they just drop down."

King on Masthoff: "My instinctive way of playing seems to be to Helga's advantage. Helga seems to play better the harder and harder I hit." Finding the clay packed harder, King even threw in less drop shots she did vs Wade. Billie Jean did it the hard way, outsteadying Masthoff.

The New York Times said Evonne looked "bored and lethargic" vs Durr. She came out to center court at first without her racquets. She left much of her game behind as well. Evonne woke up enough to break when Durr served for the first set and also rallied at 2-4 down. Close as the score was, the match was not memorable for the quality of play.

Could King claim the missing jewel in the crown? She had won the other 3 grand slams. Here in Paris she had never made the final-indded had never made it past the quarterfinals in 6 previous tries. On the day before the final the self-confessed "old bag" (a pun on her nickname "The Old Lady") said she felt like she was coming down with the flu.

Evonne had questions of her own to answer. Her manager Vic Edwards kept her off the tougher Slims tour all spring except for the Dallas event, and many of the women pros and reporters questioned the widsom of playing softer events for rumored guarentees.

The final was seen by 12,000 fans, eager to view women's tennis at its finest. Evonne tried Billie Jean's tactic of drop and pass-but King likes the net. Nearing the end King patiently waited for Goolagong to make an error. "When you smell a victory, you don't get too anxious", King said. When Evonne netted a backhand Billie Jean threw her racquet sky high and sat sat down to cry tears of joy.

Ironically King had almost skipped Paris. She came, in her words, because it was a mandatory event on the women's Grand Prix and she felt it would give her practice for Wimbledon. In the end it gave her so much more as her "lucky seventh" attempt gave her a career singles slam. In the mind's of most observers any lingering doubts about the #1 slot were settled.

When the dust had settled at Roland Garros Billie Jean King was leading the pack, a position she would go on to cement for 1972.


First prizes are $12,000 for the men vs $4,000 for the women.

Source: "World Of Tennis '73" Yearbook. Special thanks to Declan

Rollo
Sep 27th, 2011, 02:03 PM
FRENCH OPEN (Doubles and Mixed Doubles)


Doubles (Draw=32)

First Round

Rosie Casals/Virginia Wade [2] d. Kora Schediwy/Marina Tsuvirina 6-2 6-2
Winnie Shaw/Nell Truman d. Nathalie Fuchs/Florence Guedy 6-2 6-3
Helga Masthoff/Heide Orth d. Corinne Molesworth /Mona Schallau 6-2 6-3
Wendy Gilchrist/Laura Rossouw d. Billat/Rouchon default
Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretouris [3] d. Crosby/Lucia Sarno (Uru) 6-1 6-1
Fiorella Bonicelli/Isabel Fernandez d. Ingrid Bentzer/Christina Sandberg 6-4 10-8
Helen Gourlay/Karen Krantzcke d. Miroslava Holubova/Erzebet Szell 6-2 8-6
Wendy Overton/Val Ziegenfuss d. Lany Kaligis/Lita Liem 6-2 7-5

Pam Teeguarden/Linda Tuero d. Brochard/Pruvot 6-4 6-3
Kerry Harris/Kerry Melville d. Raquel Giscafre/Ana Maria Pinto Bravo 7-5 6-2
Gail Chanfreau/Rosie Darmon d. Bailey/Sheri Barman default
Billie Jean King/Betty Stove [4] d. Carmen Mandarino/partner default
Kristien Kemmer/Kazuko Sawamatsu d. Katja Ebbinghaus/Trudy Walhof 0-6 6-3 6-3
Lesley Hunt/Olga Morozova d. Beillan/Tanaka 6-3 6-4
Marie Neumanova/Vlasta Vopickova d. Michele Rodriguez/Odile de Roubin 6-4 5-7 7-5
Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [1] d. Dumitrescu/Rosianu default

Second Round

Shaw/Truman d. Casals/Wade [2] 6-4 1-6 6-2
Masthoff/Orth d. Gilchrist/Roussouw 6-4 6-2
Bonicelli/I. Fernandez d. Kirk/Pretouris [3] 6-4 6-3
Gourlay/Krantzcke d. Overton/Ziegenfuss 6-3 10-12 6-4

Harris/Melville d. Teeguarden/Tuero 6-4 6-3
King/Stove [4] d. Chanfreau/Darmon 6-2 6-2
Hunt/Morozova d. Kemmer/Sawamatsu 6-3 6-3
Dalton/Durr [1] d. Neumanova/Vopickova walkover

Quarterfinals

Shaw/Truman d. Masthoff/Orth 8-6 3-6 6-4
Gourlay/Krantzcke d. Bonicelli/I. Fernandez 6-4 6-1
King/Stove [4] d. Harris/Melville 6-2 6-3
Dalton/Durr [1] d. Hunt/Morozova 5-7 6-2 6-2

Semifinals
Shaw/Truman d. Gourlay/Krantzcke 6-3 6-4
King/Stove [4] d. Dalton/Durr [1] 4-6 6-3 6-1

Final
Billie Jean King/Betty Stove [4] d. Winnie Shaw/Nell Truman 6-1 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw 32)

1st Round

Judy Dalton(Aus)/Frew McMillan(SA) [2] d. Tanaka/Hirai (Jpn) default
Kristien Kemmer (US)/Adriano Panatta (Ity) d. Beillan/Thamin 3-6 6-4 6-1
Evonne Goolagong/Kim Warwick (Aus) d. Mauroy/Zuleta(Ecu) 6-1 6-3
Rosie Darmon/Howe (Aus) d. Chuvyrina/Kakoulia (USSR) 5-7 10-8 10-8
Olga Morozova/Alex Metreveli(USSR) [3] d. Michele Rodriguez/Prajoux(Chile) 6-2 6-1
Gail Chanfreau/Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau(FRA) d. Raquel Giscafre/Cano (Arg) default
Rosie Casals(US)/Ilie Nastase(Rom) d. Rouchon/N'Godrella 6-1 6-3
Pam Teeguarden(US)/Tomas Koch (Brz) d. Odile de Roubin/Tomaso Bernasconi (Ity) 6-4 6-4

Nell Truman(GB)/Jim McManus (US) d. Carmen Mandarino/Jose Mandarino 6-4 6-4
Virginia Wade(GB)/Bob Hewitt (SA) d. Ana Maria Pinto Bravo/Jaime Pinto Bravo(Chile) 6-3 6-3
Betty Stove(Neth)/Tomas Lejus(USSR) d. Nathalie Fuchs/Contet 7-5 6-4
Billie Jean King/Clark Graebner(US) [4] d. Laura Rossouw(SA)/Perry(US) 6-3 6-2
Fiorella Bonicelli(Uru)/Patrice Dominguez d. Pat Pretorius/Cramer(SA) default
Lesley Hunt (Aus)/Likhachev (USSR) d. Mona Schallau/Alex Olmedo (US) 6-2 6-3
Isabel Fernandez (Col)/Patricio Cornejo (Chile) d. Kazuko Sawamatsu/Kamiwazumi (Jpn) 6-1 6-4
Francoise Durr/Jean-Claude Barclay [1] d. Eleanora Dimitrescu*/Dron (Rom) default

2nd Round

Dalton/McMillan [2] d. Kemmer/Panatta 6-3 6-0
Goolagong/Warwick d. Darmon/Howe 6-1 6-3
Morozova/Metreveli [3] d. Chanfreau/Chanfreau 6-1 6-4
Casals/Nastase d. Teeguarden/Koch 6-1 6-1

Wade/Hewitt d. Truman/McManus 6-0 6-0
King/Graebner [4] d. Stove/Lejus 6-4 9-7
Hunt/Likhachev d. Bonicelli/Dominguez 6-4 3-6 6-3
Durr/Barclay [1] d. Fernandez/Cornejo 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals

Goolagong/Warwick d. Dalton/McMillan [2] 6-2 7-5
Casals/Nastase d. Morozova/Metreveli [3] 4-6 6-1 7-5
Wade/Hewitt d. King/Graebner [4] 8-6 6-3
Durr/Barclay [1] d. Hunt/Likhachev 2-6 7-5 6-3

Semifinals

Goolagong/Warwick d. Casals/Nastase 4-6 6-4 11-9
Durr/Barclay [1] d. Wade/Hewitt 6-4 3-6 6-4

Final
Evonne Goolagong/Kim Warwick d. Francoise Durr/Jean-Claude Barclay [1] 6-2 6-4

The women's doubles final lasted a mere 35 minutes.

Draw note:

Eleanora Dimitrescu* (or Dumitrescu)-verify.

Rollo
Sep 27th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Week of May 29-June 4


May 29 -June 3 Rothmans Surrey Grass Court Championships Surbiton (Grass)

Draw=47

1R: Joyce Williams d Denise Staniszewski 7-5 6-2
1R: Penny Moor d Mimi Wikstedt 5-7 6-2 6-3
1R: Marcie Louie d Pam Austin 6-4 4-6 6-4
1R: Pat Cody d C Behman (US) 6-2 6-1
1R: Barbara Hawcroft d Linda Geeves 6-2 6-0
1R: Sue Hole d Diane Riste 6-3 6-3
1R: Wendy Appleby d Ceci Martinez 2-6 7-5 6-4
1R: Rosemary Pearson d Madeleine Pegel 6-3 6-2

1R: Sue Minford d Sue Vinton 6-1 6-4
1R: Veronica Burton d Jenny Helliar 6-2 6-0
1R: Cynthia Sieler d Margaret Tesch 6-4 6-4
1R: Esme Emanuel d Kathy Blake 4-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Margareta Strandberg d Andree Martin 6-0 6-2
1R: Robyn Hunt d Raquel Giscafre 6-3 6-1
1R: Patti Hogan d Jane O' Hara 6-1 6-1

2R: Williams d Moor 7-5 6-8 6-0
2R: Louie d Cody 6-4 5-7 6-4
2R: Hawcroft d Hole 6-2 6-1
2R: Tam O' Shaughnessy d Maria Guzman 6-4 6-0
2R: Sharon Walsh d Margie Cooper 6-0 6-3
2R: Pat Coleman d K Spurgeon 6-3 6-4
2R: Sally Holdsworth d Appleby 6-3 3-6 6-4
2R: Jackie Fayter d Pearson 6-4 7-5

2R: Wendy Turnbull d Minford 6-8 6-3 6-2
2R: Burton d Cherry Panton 6-0 6-3
2R: Sieler d Emanuel 4-6 6-3 6-3
2R: Lesley Charles d Strandberg 6-0 6-0
2R: Alex Cowie d Sally Hudson Beck 6-4 6-3
2R: Marilyn Pryde d Laura Dupont 7-5 6-8 8-6
2R: Hunt d Claire Colman 6-2 6-3
2R: Hogan d Sandra Okin 6-3 6-3

3R: Williams d Louie 8-6 6-4
3R: Hawcroft d O' Shaughnessy 9-7 6-0
3R: Walsh d Coleman 6-3 6-3
3R: Fayter d Holdsworth 6-3 3-6 6-2

3R: Turnbull d Burton 8-6 4-6 11-9
3R: Sieler d Charles 5-7 6-3 6-1
3R: Cowie d Pryde 6-2 6-3
3R: Hogan d Hunt 6-1 6-3

QF: Williams d Hawcroft 3-6 6-1 6-2
QF: Walsh d Fayter 6-4 6-3
QF: Turnbull d Sieler 6-4 6-4
QF: Hogan d Cowie 6-4 6-2

SF: Williams d Walsh 6-2 7-5
SF: Hogan d Turnbull 6-4 6-2

FI: Joyce Williams d Patti Hogan 6-4 6-3

DF: Lesley Charles/Jackie Fayter vs Pat Coleman/Wendy Turnbull 6-4 7-7 (not finished due to rain)

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May 29 -June 3 St Annes Tournament, England, UK (Grass)

FI: Mandy Morgan d Bev Vercoe 6-3 7-5

DF: Pat Billing/Janine Whyte d Jill Cooper/Bev Vercoe 6-2 1-6 6-4
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Ends June 4 Eastern Womens Hard Court Championships Woodbury New York
Venue: Woodbury Country Club

FI: Marjorie Gengler d Louise Gonnerman [1] 3-6 6-3 6-3

DF: Louise Gengler/Marjorie Gengler d Marilyn Aschner/Louise Gonnerman 7-6 6-4
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Ends June 1 Mountain View Tournament , Mountain View,California, US

QF: Kate Latham d Jan Brogan 7-5 6-4
QF: Susan Zaro d Marlene Muench 7-6 0-6 6-1
QF: Marcy O' Keefe d Ann Kinke 6-0 6-0
SF: Sue Mehmedbasich d Wini Tebian 6-1 6-3

SF: Latham d Zaro 6-2 6-1
SF: O' Keefe d Mehmedbasich 4-6 7-6 6-2

FI: Kate Latham d Marcy O' Keefe 1-6 6-1 6-1

Rollo
Sep 27th, 2011, 02:19 PM
Week of June 5-11

June 5-11 German Open Championships Hamburg, German (Clay)

*Part of the Commerical Union Grand Prix
Prize Money= $30,000 US (combined)

Draw=27

1R: Helga Niessen Masthoff [1]-bye
1R: Suzanne Korpas-bye
1R: Marijke Jansen Schaar [8] d Jane O Hara default
1R: Wendy Overton d Dagmar Stoltenberg 6-2 6-3
1R: Vlasta Kodoesova Vopickova d Trudy Groenman Walhof 1-6 6-4 6-0
1R: Pat Walkden Pretorius [4] d Karin Seltenreich 6-1 6-2
1R: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Barbel Wuestl 6-1 6-1
1R: Heide Schilknecht Orth d Heidi Spitzkowski Ger 6-2 6-0

1R: Val Ziegenfuss [6] d Almut Gfroerer 4/6-6/2-6/1
1R: Katja Ebbinghaus d Katalin Borka 6/0-6/3
1R: Edith Winkens d Christina Sandberg 6/2-6/2
1R: Gail Sherriff Chanfreau [3] d Heidi Eisterlehner 6/2-6/2
1R: Judith Szorenyi d Kora Schediwy 6/2-6/1
1R: Marie Neumannova [7] -bye
1R: Marilen Laspe-bye
1R: Linda Tuero [2]-bye


2R: Masthoff [1] d Korpas 6-4 6-1
2R: Schaar [8] d Overton 6/4-6/2
2R: Vopickova d Pretorius [4] 6-3 6-2
2R: Sawamatsu d Orth [5] 9-8 6-2

2R: Ziegenfuss [6] d Ebbinghaus 6-2 6-1
2R: Winkens d Chanfreau [3] 3-6 8-6 6-0
2R: Szorenyi d Neumannova [7] 7-5 6-1
2R: Tuero [2] d Laspe 6-2 6-1

QF: Masthoff [1] d Schaar [8] 6-1 8-6
QF: Sawamatsu d Vopickova 9-7 6-1
QF: Ziegenfuss [6] d Winkens 5-7 6-1 6-3
QF: Tuero [2] d Szorenyi 6-3 6-2

SF: Masthoff [1] d Sawamatsu 6-2 6-3
SF: Tuero [2] d Ziegenfuss [6] 6-4 6-1

FI: Helga Masthoff [1] d Linda Tuero [2] 6-3 3-6 8-6

Doubles

FI: Helga Masthoff/Heide Orth [1] d Wendy Overton/Val Ziegenfuss [4] 6-3 2-6 6-0

Mixed Doubles
FI: Heide Schildknecht Orth/Jurgen Fassbender d. ??

Top prize was $3,000 US

Draw note: John Dolan lists Schaar as Jansen.

Helga Masthoff fianlly wins her native title on her 11th try. In a 2 and a half hour marathon final she outlasts relentless baseliner Linda Tuero, reversing a semi loss in Rome. The tall German misses 3 matches points and gets called on a second serve foot fault at 7-6 30-15.

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June 5-10 Rothmans Chichester Grass Courts Tournament, Chichester, England, UK (Grass)

Draw=35

1R: Sharon Walsh d Sue Minford 6-2 6-2
1R: Sue Stap d Nathalie Fuchs 6-4 6-3
1R: Lindsay Blachford d Wendy Appleby 7-5 6-3

2R: Francoise Durr [1] d Laurie Tenney 6-0 6-2
2R: Robyn Hunt d J Matthews Gb 6-2 6-8 6-4
2R: Janet Newberry d Laura Dupont 5-7 7-5 6-3
2R: Alex Cowie d Sally Hudson Beck 6-4 6-3
2R: Stap d Rosemary Pearson 6-0 6-0
2R: Karen Krantzcke d Walsh 6-4 6-4
2R: Fiorella Bonicelli d Veronica Burton 6-8 7-5 6-4
2R: Helen Gourlay d Blachford 6-3 3-6 6-3

2R: Betty Stove d Annette Steenkamp (SA) 6-4 6-1
2R: Mona Schallau d Cherry Panton 6-3 6-3
2R: Lesley Hunt d Isabel Fernandez 6-8 6-4 6-2
2R: Jackie Fayter d Lynn Montgomery 8-6 6-1
2R: Janine Whyte d Penny Moor 8-10 6-2 6-2
2R: Kerry Harris d Margie Cooper 6-1 6-2
2R: Kathy Blake d Frances Candy 6-3 6-3
2R: Kerry Melville d Mandy Morgan 6-1 6-2

3R: Durr [1] d R Hunt 6-3 6-1
3R: Newberry D A Cowie 6-8 6-4 6-3
3R: Krantzcke D Sue Stap 6-2 6-1
3R: Gourlay D F Bonicelli 8-6 7-5

3R: Stove d Schallau 6-3 3-6 6-2
3R: Hunt d Fayter 6-2 6-2
3R: Harris d Whyte 6-4 6-4
3R: Melville d Blake 6-2 6-0

QF: Durr [1] d Newberry 6-1 6-3
QF: Krantzcke d Gourlay 6-1 6-0
QF: Stove d Hunt 8-6 6-4
QF: Harris d Melville 6-3 9-7

SF: Krantzcke d Durr [1] 7-5 9-7
SF: Stove d Harris 2-6 6-3 6-4

FI: Karen Krantzcke and Betty Stove divide title due to rain

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June 5-10 John Player Nottingham Tournament , Nottingham, England, UK (Grass)

2R: Joyce Williams d Jane O' Hara 6-1 6-0
2R: Lesley Charles d Andree Martin 6-1 6-1
2R: Pam Teeguarden d Glynis Coles 6-4 6-2
2R: Winnie Shaw d Madeleine Pegel 6-0 6-2

2R: Mimi Wikstedt d Judy Tegart Dalton 7-5 1-6 6-3
2R: Jill Cooper d Barbara Hawcroft 6-4 6-2
2R: Nell Truman d Margareta Strandberg 6-1 6-0
2R: Corinne Molesworth d Fay Toyne Moore 6-2 8-6

QF: Williams d Charles 7-6 5-7 6-3
QF: Teeguarden d Shaw 6-4 6-2
QF: Cooper d Wikstedt 6-2 6-2
QF: Truman d Molesworth 6-3 6-4

SF: Teeguarden d Williams 6-3 6-1
SF: Cooper d Truman 6-2 1-6 7-5

FI: Jill Cooper d Pam Teeguarden 2-6 6-1 6-4

Wikstedt upset Judy Dalton, who was suffering from a heavy cold and was far below form.

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June 5-10 John Player Round Robin Tournament Nottingham, England, UK (Grass)
Venue: The Park Courts

prize money= $6,5000 US (or $2,500 pounds sterling)

June 5
Rosemary Casals d Virginia Wade 6-3 7-6 (8-6)

June 6
Evonne Goolagong d Rosie Casals 7-5 6-3

June 7
Billie Jean King d Virginia Wade 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 6-4

June 8
Virginia Wade d Evonne Goolagong 6-7(3-7) 6-4 7-5

June 9
Billie Jean King d Rosemary Casals 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 7-5

June 10
Billie Jean King vs Evonne Goolagong not played due to rain-King awarded top prize

The New York Times reports that Goolagong looks completely recovered from the case of shingles that has bothered her in the last month.

Rain washed out the King-Goolagong match (the New York Times calls it "the final"). Officials award the title to Mrs King based on matches won.

1st-Billie Jean King- $2,600
2nd-Evonne Goolagong-$1,820
3rd -Rosie Casals- $1,300
4th-Virginia Wade-$780

This special events featured the winners of Wimbledon (Goolagong) the US (King) and the Australian (Wade)-all majors contested on grass. THE ILTF complained about the nature of the event-as it directly competed with the German Open.

Match of the week wnet to Goolagong-Wade. Wade blew a lead of 5-4 in the first and ended up losing it a tiebreak. She took the next one, but had to climb back from 2-4 in the third. Virginia had a match point at 5-4 yet couldn't close it out. Spectors of last year's match(she lost after holding 5 mps vs Evonne) must have danced through her head. Wade pulled it together though to break Evonne at 5-6. The match lasted 1 hour 52 minutes.

Rain prevented the highly anticipated final between King and Goolagong.

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June 5-10 Refuge Assurance Northern Championships Manchester, England, UK (Grass)

Draw=37

1R: Maria Guzman d Roylee Bailey 6-1 6-2
1R: Cynthia Sieler d Wendy Gilchrist 6-4 8-6
1R: Sue Vinton d Rita Bentley 4-6 6-4 6-3
1R: Esme Emanuel d Lany Kaligis 6-3 6-2
1R: Pat Coleman d Carole Kalogeropoulos 6-1 6-0

2R: Patti Hogan d Rosalba Vido 7-5 6-3
2R: Shari Barman d A Moult 6-0 6-0
2R: Sally Holdsworth d Guzman 6-3 4-6 6-4
2R: Pam Austin d Marie Neumannova default
2R: Sieler d Brenda Kirk 6-2 2-6 6-3
2R: Marilyn Pryde d Vinton 8-10 6-2 6-0
2R: Nancy Ornstein d Vicki Berner 6-4 8-6
2R: Marcie Louie d Kristien Kemmer 6-2 6-1

2R: Emanuel d Pat Faulkner 6-1 6-1
2R: Michele Gurdal d Bunny Smith 6-4 6-4
2R: Wendy Turnbull d Jenny Helliar 6-0 6-0
2R: Coleman d Denise Carter Triolo 6-0 6-1
2R: Daphne Pattison d Sue Hole 6-3 2-6 6-3
2R: Ceci Martinez d Lesley Wellerman 6-2 6-1
2R: Ilana Kloss d Lita Liem 8-6 6-4
2R: Raquel Giscafre d Laura Rossouw 6-4 6-3

3R: Hogan d Barman 6-1 6-0
3R: Austin d Holdsworth 2-6 6-4 6-4
3R: Pryde d Sieler 1-6 6-2 6-4
3R: Louie d Ornstein 6-4 6-3

3R: Emanuel d Gurdal 6-1 6-4
3R: Turnbull d Coleman 6-3 6-3
3R: Martinez d Pattison 6-2 6-2
3R: Giscafre d Kloss 6-4 3-6 6-3

QF: Hogan d Austin 6-4 6-2
QF: Louie d Pryde 6-1 7-5
QF: Emanuel d Turnbull 6-4 0-6 12-10
QF: Martinez d Giscafre 6-3 6-4

SF: Hogan d Louie 6-2 6-1
SF: Emanuel d Martinez 6-4 6-3

FI: Patti Hogan d Esme Emanuel 6-2 6-3

DF: Brenda Kirk/Ilana Kloss d Esme Emanuel/Ceci Martinez 6-1 6-3

Rain didn't stop Hogan from winning at Manchester. It was one of the few English events this week that completed the whole event.

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June 5-11 Blue-Gray Championships Montgomery Alabama, US

FI: Pat Bostrom d Bev Barger 6-4 6-2

DF: Hotchkiss/J Talbot d Pat Garcia/D Parker 6-3 6-2
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June 11-12 British Wightman Cup Team Versus The Rest Of World Beckenham Ends (Grass)

Great Britain d Rest of the World 6-0

Virginia Wade d Olga Morozova (USSR) 6-3 3-6 6-3
Winnie Shaw d Marina Kroshina (USSR) 6-2 6-4
Joyce Williams d Wendy Gilchrist (US) 6-0 9-8
Nell Truman d Esme Emanuel (SA) 8-6 6-0
Corinne Molesworth d Ceci Martinez (US) 6-2 6-4
Winnie Shaw/Nell Truman d Esme Emanuel (SA)/Ceci Martinez (US) 6-3 6-3

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:33 PM
Week of June 12-17


June 17-18 Wightman Cup, Wimbledon, London, England, UK(Grass)
Venue: The All England Club at Wimbledon.

United States d Great Britain 5-2
US Non-Playing Captain Edie McGoldrick

Day 1

Chris Evert (US) d Virginia Wade 6-4 6-4
Joyce Williams d Wendy Overton (US) 6-3 3-6 6-3
Chris Evert/Patti Hogan (US) d Winnie Shaw/Nell Truman 7-5 6-4

Day Two

Patti Hogan (US) d Corinne Molesworth 6-8 6-4 6-2
Chris Evert (US) d Joyce Williams 6-2 6-3
Virginia Wade d Wendy Overton (US) 8-6 7-5
Wendy Overton/Val Ziegenfuss d Virginia Wade/Joyce Williams 6-3 6-3

The absence of pros such as Billie Jean King, Nancy Gunter, and Rosie Casals dared the Brits to hope for a win. Some reporters dare to call the US team "second rate". Little Chris Evert, making her British debut, cooly snuffed out the candle of hope and the critics by taking out British vet Virginia Wade on opening day. Evert moved Wade around "as if on a string" and was unfazed by Wade's stinging serve.

On day two Coriine Molesworth extends Hogan by saving 6 set points to take the opener 6-8-each one a winner. Hogan wears her down in a "dour" match lasting 2 hours plus. The turning point came at 4-4 in the seocnd when Corinne blew a sitter at the net and double faulted to drop serve. Incredibly Patti kep her cool the entire time.

Hogan after the match: "Yeah, she hit six unbelievably good shots. I've been playing better in practice than I have for years. So i said, Why waste it? Get up there at net and do something."

Joyce Williams did all she could to thrwart Evert. Everthing proved to be of no avail. Off speed shots and dinks were relentlessly returned. Joyce fell down several times on the grass. On match point Chris hit the shot of the tournament, an overhead from deep in the court that hit and bounced into the bleachers. Little Miss Ice Dolly, as the Brits have dubbed her, clinches the Cup for the US.


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June 12-17 Wills Open Tournament (West of England Championships) Bristol, England, UK (Grass)
Venue: Bristol Lawn Tennis Club (The Redlands Club) at Redland Greens.


*part of the Commercial Union Grand Prix

Prize Money= $52,000 US ($20,000 pounds sterling). Prizne money amount combined.

Draw=16

1R: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-1 6-4
1R: Helen Gourlay d Kristien Kemmer 9-7 6-1
1R: Francoise Durr [4] d Karen Krantzcke 6-1 6-1
1R: Kerry Melville d Gail Chanfreau 6-1 6-2

1R: Betty Stove d Judy Tegart Dalton 4-6 7-5 6-1
1R: Rosie Casals [3] d Pat Walkden Pretorius 9-8 6-4
1R: Laura Rossouw d Lesley Hunt 7-5 6-1
1R: Billie Jean King [2] d Pam Teeguarden 4-6 6-3 6-4

QF: Goolagong [1] d Gourlay 6-4 6-4
QF: Melville d Durr [4] 6-3 3-6 7-5
QF: Casals [3] d Stove 6-3 4-6 6-4
QF: King [2] d Rossouw 6-0 6-3

SF: Melville d Goolagong [1] 9-8 (7-0) 2-6 6-2
SF: King [2] d Casals [3] 6-3 6-2

FI: Billie Jean King [2] d Kerry Melville 6-3 6-2

DF: Helen Gourlay/Karen Krantzcke d Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King 6-4 6-2

The draw was remade after players complined the seeds weren't in line with Grand Priz rules. Melville was the original #4 seed above Durr despite Frankie being higher in the Grand Priz standings. Krantzcke had been put in qualifying.

Billie Jean looked ill at ease in adjusting to the slippery grass in her first match. She won through though, and the rest of the way was a breeze-in no other match was she extended more than 5 games.

Rosie Casals may have had a good reason for being subdued in her loss to King. The Rosebud was reported to the referee after her quarter win over Stove. Betty was lucky to be there, having survived match points vs Dalton. The umpire said Casals, "was argumentative, showed bad behavior and sportmansship, and made a rude gesture to a linesman." As a result Casals got a reprimand and a warning from the tournament committee. If that wasn't enough she got a second dressing down for her "commercial" outfit before going on court.

Kerry calls her upset of Evonne the "the best" of her career. Kerry saved 2 set points at 5-6 and minutes later ran off 11 straight points to capture the critical first set. Evonne took the middle chapter and then fell in the third as Kerry reasserted herself with aggressive play.

In the final Billie Jean swept Kerry off the court in a quick 40 minutes with a stream of winning volleys. King collected the $5,600 for the top rpize, while Melville took home $2,600.

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June 12-17 Green Shield Kent Championships Beckenham, England, UK (Grass)

Draw=54

1R: Olga Morozova d Odile De Roubin 6-2 6-1
1R: Kathy Blake d Rosemary Pearson 6-3 6-4
1R: Diane Riste d Pat Faulkner 8-6 3-6 6-4
1R: Wendy Gilchrist-bye
1R: Marcie Louie d Maria Nasuelli 6-3 7-5
1R: Sue Minford d Madeleine Pegel 6-3 6-0
1R: Yevgenya Biryukova-bye
1R: Sue Stap-bye

1R: Wendy Turnbull d Isabel Fernandez 6-4 3-6 6-4
1R: Tam O'Shaughnessy d Marie Neumannova 1-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Jackie Fayter d Lita Liem 6-4 4-6 6-0
1R: Esme Emanuel-bye
1R: Fiorella Bonicelli d Ceci Martinez 7-9 6-0 6-4
1R: Vicki Lancaster d Pam Austin 6-3 6-4
1R: Marilyn Pryde d Alex Cowie 6-2 6-2
1R: Sharon Walsh d Kayoko Tanaka 6-3 6-0

1R: Glynis Coles-bye
1R: Julie Anthony d Penny Moor 6-3 6-4
1R: Marina Kroshina d Sally Hudson-Beck 6-2 8-6
1R: Laura Dupont-bye
1R: Janet Newberry-bye
1R: Pat Coleman d Ilana Kloss 6-4 10-8
1R: Cynthia Sieler d Wendy Appleby 6-3 6-3
1R: Mona Schallau d Lindsay Blachford 6/2-6/3

1R: Jill Cooper-bye
1R: Vicki Berner d Roylee Bailey 6-3 9-7
1R: Veronica Burton d Raquel Giscafre 8-6 2-6 6-1
1R: Sally Holdsworth-bye
1R: Monica Giorgi d Fay Toyne Moore 7-5 7-5
1R: Shirley Bloomer Brasher d Cherry Panton 6-2 6-3
1R: Barbara Hawcroft d C Behrman (SA) 6-1 6-2
1R: Nancy Ornstein-bye

2R: Morozova d Blake 6-3 4-6 6-2
2R: Gilchrist d Riste 6-4 6-2
2R: Louie d Minford 6-3 6-3
2R: Biryukova d Stap 6-1 5-7 6-4
2R: Turnbull d O' Shaughnessy 7-5 3-6 6-4
2R: Emanuel d Fayter 8-6 7-5
2R: Bonicelli d Lancaster 2-6 6-3 6-2
2R: Pryde d Walsh 2-6 6-1 6-4

2R: Coles d Anthony 6-1 6-4
2R: Kroshina d Dupont 6-2 6-2
2R: Newberry d Coleman 6-3 6-4
2R: Sieler d Schallau 6-3 5-7 6-3
2R: Cooper d Berner 6-3 9-7
2R: Burton d Holdsworth 6-3 2-1 retired
2R: Giorgi d Brasher 2-6 6-3 8-6
2R: Hawcroft d Ornstein 6-3 6-3

3R: Morozova d Gilchrist 6-4 6-2
3R: Louie d Biryukova 6-0 6-3
3R: Turnbull d Emanuel 6-2 5-7 4-1 retired
3R: Bonicelli d Pryde 7-5 6-1

3R: Coles d Kroshina 6-3 3-6 6-0
3R: Newberry d Sieler 6-1 6-0
3R: Cooper d Burton 6-2 6-1
3R: Hawcroft d Giorgi 9-7 6-4

QF: Morozova d Louie 6-1 8-6
QF: Turnbull d Bonicelli 6-3 4-6 6-0
QF: Coles d Newberry 6-4 8-6
QF: Cooper d Hawcroft 6-3 6-0

SF: Morozova d Turnbull 6-4 6-0
SF: Cooper d Coles 6-3 6-3

FI: Olga Morozova d Jill Cooper 6-4 6-1

Doubles

FI: Olga Morozova/Sharon Walsh d Laura Dupont/Mona Schallau 8-6 6-1
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June 12-17 Merseyside Tournament Liverpool, England, UK (Grass)

FI: Margaret Tesch d Robyn Hunt 6-2 6-4

DF: R Knobel/Margaret Tesch d Lindsay Beaven/Bev Vercoe 5-7 6-4 6-3


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June 12-17 Halifax Tournament (Grass)

FI: Lynn Montgomery d Annette Steenkamp 6-3 6-4

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:34 PM
Week of June 18-24


June 19-24 Rothmans London Grass Court Championships , London, England, UK (Grass)
Venue: Queens Club, West Kensington.

Prize Money= $14,600 (=5,615 pounds Sterling)

Draw=48

1R: Brenda Kirk d Julie Heldman [6] 3-6 6-4 7-5
1R: Wendy Overton d Marijke Schaar 6-2 6-3
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Carole Caldwell Graebner 4-6 6-1 6-2
1R: Katja Ebbinghaus d Nancy Ornstein 6-3 6-3
1R: Kristy Pigeon d Alex Cowie 6-3 6-2
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d Lindsey Beaven 6-4 6-0
1R: Sharon Walsh d Lita Liem 6-4 6-2
1R: Virginia Wade [3] d Odile De Roubin 6-0 6-2

1R: Karen Krantzcke [4] d Denise Carter Triolo 6-2 1-0 retired
1R: Yevgenia Biryukova d Fay Toyne Moore 1-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Shirley Bloomer Brasher d Vicki Berner 5-7 6-2 6-3
1R: Marcie Louie d Sue Minford 7-5 6-0
1R: Pam Teeguarden d Pat Walkden Pretorius [5] 6-3 7-5
1R: Glynis Coles d Marilyn Pryde 6-4 6-1
1R: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Kristien Kemmer 6-1 6-3
1R: Wendy Gilchrist d Sally Hudson-Beck 6-2 6-2

2R: Chris Evert [2] d Marina Kroshina 6-4 6-1
2R: Jackie Fayter d Marie Neumannova 6-3 6-2
2R: Esme Emanuel d Lesley Charles 6-2 6-8 6-3
2R: Veronica Burton d Linda Tuero [7] 6-4 3-6 6-3
2R: Overton d Kirk 6-2 6-0
2R: Molesworth d Ebbinghaus 6-3 6-3
2R: Ziegenfuss d Pigeon 6-3 3-6 7-5
2R: Wade [3] d Walsh 6-3 6-3

2R: Teeguarden d Coles 6-4 6-2
2R: Sawamatsu d Gilchrist 6-4 6-3
2R: Louie d Brasher 6-2 8-6
2R: Krantzcke [4] d Biryukova 6-2 2-6 6-1
2R: Winnie Shaw [8] d Trudi Groenman Walhof 6-4 6-3
2R: Olga Morozova d Cynthia Sieler 6-3 6-2
2R: Ceci Martinez d Lany Kaligis 6-3 6-3
2R: Pat Coleman d Kora Schediwy [Alt] 6-0 7-5

3R: Evert [2] d Fayter 6-4 6-1
3R: Emanuel d Burton 6-4 6-8 6-4
3R: Ziegenfuss d Wade [3] 7-5 6-4
3R: Overton d Molesworth 6-1 6-3

3R: Teeguarden d Sawamatsu 6-3 2-6 6-3
3R: Krantzcke d Louie 6-3 6-4
3R: Shaw [8] d Morozova 6-4 2-6 6-4
3R: Coleman d Martinez 9-8 6-3

QF: Evert [2] d Emanuel 6-4 6-0
QF: Overton d Ziegenfuss 3-6 7-5 6-3
QF: Krantzcke [4] d Teeguarden 6-4 6-1
QF: Coleman d Shaw [8] 1-6 6-3 6-3

SF: Evert [2] d Overton 5-7 6-2 6-1
SF: Krantzcke [4] d Coleman 6-3 6-3

FI: Chris Evert [2] d Karen Krantzcke [4] 6-4 6-0

Doubles

FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King [1] d Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius 5-7 6-0 6-2


Draw note:
#1 seed Rosie Casals withdrew due to tendonitus but still entered the doubles. Her place in the singles draw is taken by alternate Kora Schediwy.

Some of the top women are limping into Wimbledon. #1 seed here Rosie Casals withdraws due to tendonitus. A rusty Julie Heldman plays and loses her first since dropping off tour in March to have knee surgery requiring 48 stitches. Julie led a set and 4-2-at that point the knee began to bother her. Carole Graebner, a top tenner in the mid 60s, has been suffering form a virus for over 6 weeks. "These days I'm only a good first set player" she says after losing in 3 sets to Wightman Cupper Molesworth.

Nancy Gunter has been missing from action and mysteriously withdrew from the French a few weeks back. With Wimbledon's seeding committee about to meet referee Mike Gibson calls her in Texas to confirm her entry. "I'll be there" she told him.

Overton survives a match point vs Ziegenfuss, who "mistakenly served it to her backhand, her stronger side". Val had earlier upset a moody Wade.

Wendy stretched Chris in the semis-she led a set and 2-1 when Chris went on a 9 game tear.

As an amateur Chris turns down the $780 top prize. Incredibly she final without hitting one volley or overhread-on grass!

Casals and King won the doubles. Curiously they will not play together at Wimbledon.
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June 19-23 Rothmans South Of England Championships, Eastbourne, Enlgand, UK (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Prize Money= $11,200 US (=4,300 pounds sterling)

Draw=16

1R: Francoise Durr [1] d Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 6-3 6-4
1R: Fiorella Bonicelli [8] d Carole Kalogeropoulos 6-2 6-2
1R: Betty Stove [5] d Kristien Kemmer 6-4 3-6 6-1
1R: Lesley Hunt [4] d Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo 6-3 6-2

1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [3] d Daphnee Pattison 6-1 6-2
1R: Isabel Fernandez d Laura Rossouw [6] 3-6 6-2 6-3
1R: Mona Schallau [7] d Laura Dupont 5-7 9-8 6-0
1R: Gail Chanfreau [2] d Maria Guzman 6-1 6-2

QF: Durr [1] d Bonicelli [8] 6-1 6-2
QF: Hunt [4] d Stove [5] 6-1 6-3
QF: Dalton [3] d Fernandez 6-2 6-4
QF: Schallau [7] d Chanfreau [2] 6-4 6-4

SF: Durr [1] d Hunt [4] 6-1 6-2
SF: Dalton [3] d Schallau [7] 6-2 8-9 6-3

FI: Francoise Durr [1] d Judy Dalton [3] 8-6 6-3

DF: Lesley Hunt/Betty Stove [2] d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [1] 6-4 6-8 6-3

Durr won $780 for the title. Men's winner Gimeno took home $1,300. Finalist Judy Dalton has announced
that this is her last full season as tennis player.

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ends June 25 Cassel Tournament, Cassel, Germany

QF: Heidrun Scholze d Alena Palmeova-West 7-6 6-4
QF: Amelie Ring d Judith Szorenyi 3-6 6-3 6-2

SF: Scholze d Ring 6-2 2-6 6-4
SF: Almut Gfroerer d Annelies Schothorst 7-5 6-3

FI: Heidrun Scholze d Almut Gfroerer 7-5 retired

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:34 PM
WIMBLEDON

Dates: June 26-July 9
Venue: The All-England Club, Wimbledon, London, England, UK
Surface: Grass

Prize Money= $125,000 US (combined)

Singles (Draw=96)


First Round

Evonne Goolagong (Aus) [1]-bye
Marilyn Pryde (NZ)-bye
Sue Stap (US)-bye
Ada Bakker (Neth)-bye
Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru)-bye
Olga Morozova (USSR)-bye
Kora Schediwy (Ger)-bye
Wendy Overton (US)-bye

Francoise Durr (Frn) [8]-bye
Esme Emanuel (SA)-bye
Isabel Fernandez (Col)-bye
Nell Truman-bye
Laura DuPont (US)-bye
Joyce Williams-bye
Mona Schallau (US)-bye
Marina Kroshina (USSR)-bye

Chris Evert (US) [4] d. Val Ziegenfuss (US) 1-6 6-3 6-3
Janet Newberry (US) d. Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger) 6-3 6-1
Shirley Brasher d. Carole Graebner (US) 6-1 9-8
Mary Anne Eisel (US) d. Monique Gurdal (Bel) 6-2 6-4
Julie Anthony (US) [Q] d. Odile de Roubin (Frn) 6-1 3-6 6-0
Veronica Burton d. Lindsey Beaven 2-6 6-2 6-4
Jill Cooper d. Patricia Faulkner (Aus) 6-0 6-3
Vera Vopickova (CZ) d. Tam O' Shaughnesy (US) [Q] 6-1 6-3

Kerry Melville (Aus) [5] d. Vicki Berner (Can) 6-2 6-2
Sonia Pachta (Ost) d. Sue Mappin [Q] 6-3 3-6 7-5
Linda Tuero (US) d. Jackie Fayter 6-1 6-3
Patty Hogan (US) d. Wendy Appleby (US) [Q] 6-4 8-6
Laura Rossouw (SA) d. Gail Chanfreau (Frn) 7-5 6-0
Daphne Pattison (SA) d. Glynnis Coles 6-3 4-6 6-3
Raquel Giscafre (Arg) d. Diane Riste [Q] 6-4 6-2
Pam Teeguarden (US) d. Corinne Molesworth 9-8 6-1

Trudi Walhof (Neth) d. Alena Palmeova-West (CZ) 6-3 6-1
Wendy Gilchrist (Aus) d. Kristy Pigeon (US) 4-6 6-4 6-3
Lesley Hunt (Aus) d. Brenda Kirk (SA) 7-5 6-4
Betty Stove (Neth) d. Lucia Bassi (Ity) 6-3 6-0
Barbara Hawcroft (Aus) d. Sue Minford (Ire) 6-4 6-4
Eugenia Biriukova (USSR) d. Maria Guzman (Ecu) 6-1 6-4
Cynthia Doerner (Aus) d. Sally Hudson-Beck (Rhod) 6-4 3-6 6-4
Rosie Casals (US) [6] d. Lesley Charles 6-4 6-3

Lesley Charles d. Nathalie Fuchs (Frn) 6-2 6-3
Lita Liem (Indon) d. Marijke Schaar (Neth) 7-5 7-9 6-3
Alex Cowie d. Denise Carter-Triolo (US) 6-2 6-2
Kerry Harris (Aus) d. Kristien Kemmer (US) 8-6 3-6 7-5
Helen Amos (Aus) d. Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo (Arg) 7-5 6-3
Pat Pretorius (SA) d. Wendy Turnbull (Aus) 6-0 6-3
Christina Sandberg (Swd) d. Marie Neumanova (CZ) 6-4 6-2
Nancy Gunter (US) [3] d. Vicki Lancaster (Aus) 6-2 6-1

Judy Dalton (Aus)-bye
Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jap)-bye
Kathy Blake (US) [Q]-bye
Helen Gourlay (Aus)-bye
Pat Coleman (Aus)-bye
Ingrid Bentzer (Swd)-bye
Karen Krantzcke (Aus)-bye
Virginia Wade [7]-bye

Winnie Shaw-bye
Helga Masthoff (Ger)-bye
Marcie Louie (US)-bye
Julie Heldman (US)-bye
Nancy Ornstein (US)-bye
Ceci Martinez (US)-bye
Sharon Walsh (US)-bye
Billie Jean King (US) [2]-bye

Second Round

Goolagong [1] d. Pryde 6-3 6-4
Stap d. Bakker 6-0 5-7 6-1
Morozova d. Bonicelli 7-5 7-5
Overton d. Schediwy 6-1 6-4
Durr [8] d. Emanuel 6-1 6-1
N Truman d. I. Fernandez 6-2 6-4
DuPont d. Williams 7-9 8-6 6-2
Kroshina d. Schallau 6-4 2-6 6-1

Evert [4] d. Newberry 6-3 6-0
Eisel d. Brasher 6-2 4-6 6-3
Anthony [Q] d. Burton 7-5 2-6 6-2
J Cooper d. Vopickova 6-3 6-2
Melville [5] d. Pachta 6-0 9-7
Hogan d. Tuero 6-1 6-4
Rossouw d. Pattison 4-6 6-3 7-5
Teeguarden d. Giscafre 6-0 1-0 retired

Walhof d. Gilchrist 6-3 6-4
Stove d. Hunt 5-7 7-5 6-2
Hawcroft d. Biriukova 6-3 2-6 6-4
Casals [6] d. Doerner 6-2 6-8 6-0
Liem d. Charles 7-5 4-6 7-5
Harris d. Cowie 8-6 6-2
Pretorius d. Amos 6-1 6-2
Gunter [3] d. Sandberg 5-7 6-1 6-2

Dalton d. K. Sawamatsu 6-3 7-9 9-7
Gourlay d. Blake [Q] 7-5 6-4
Bentzer d. Coleman 6-3 6-3
Wade [7] d. Krantzcke 6-8 6-2 6-3
Shaw d. Masthoff 6-3 6-2
Louie d. Heldman 7-5 4-6 10-8
Martinez d. Ornstein 7-5 6-3
King [2] d. Walsh 6-2 6-0

Third Round

Goolagong [2] d. Stap 6-2 6-0
Morozova d. Overton 6-4 6-1
Durr [8] d. N. Truman 6-0 6-1
DuPont d. Kroshina 9-8 6-4
Evert [4] d. Eisel 8-6 8-6
Anthony d. J. Cooper 6-1 6-1
Hogan d. Melville [5] 6-4 6-4
Teeguarden d. Rossouw 6-2 6-2

Stove d. Walhof 6-2 9-8
Casals [6] d. Hawcroft 6-0 6-1
Harris d. Liem 3-6 6-2 6-2
Gunter [3] d. Pretorius 6-2 4-6 6-2
Gourlay d. Dalton 7-5 6-3
Wade [7] d. Bentzer 6-1 6-1
Shaw d. Louie 6-2 6-3
King [2] d. Martinez 6-1 6-3

Fourth Round

Goolagong [2] d. Morozova 3-6 6-0 9-7
Durr [8] d. Dupont 6-1 6-2
Evert [4] d. Anthony [Q] 6-3 6-2
Hogan d. Teeguarden 6-3 6-4

Casals [6] d. Stove 6-3 6-2
Gunter [3] d. Harris 6-3 7-5
Wade [7] d. Gourlay 6-3 6-2
King [2] d. Shaw 6-4 6-2

Quarterfinals

Goolagong [1] d. Dur [8] 8-6 7-5
Evert [4] d. Hogan 6-2 4-6 6-1
Casals [6] d. Gunter [3] 3-6 6-4 6-0
King [3] d. Wade [7] 6-1 3-6 6-3

Semifinals

Goolagong [1] d. Evert [4] 4-6 6-3 6-4
King [1] d. Casals [6] 6-2 6-4

Final
Billie Jean King [2] d. Evonne Goolagong [1] 6-3 6-3
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Draw notes:

Doerner=married name of Sieler. She was married the firest day of Wimbledon.
Pattison=married name of Botha

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Summary:

Excitement ran high in the lead-up to this year's Championships. Mrs King, oddsmaker's favorite at 5-4, was looking for a second major this year and a lock on the world's #1 spot. Defending champ Evonne Goolagong was looking to repeat, and Nancy Gunter, who had won several Slims events in the spring, looked a good bet as a dark horse.

And then there was Miss Ice Dolly. Chrissie Evert was seeded #4. Making her European debut she swept through the Wightman Cup and won at Queen's. When the draw pitted her against Goolagong in semis the press and public went mad at the prospect of a showdown.

Chrissie had her hands full getting out of her 1R match. Her opponent was Val Ziegenfuss, a solid player who likes to attack the net. Evert won the first game and then succumbed to a blitz as Val seized 6 straight."For a while Val was irresistable. She was holding her service without strain, and in those endless rallies she would pounce on some short ball and come careening to the net to put the point away." Slowly but surely Evert tightened the screws. Val led 3-2 in sets 2 and 3 without getting the vital games needed to win.

The next round was quiet for the msot part-Laura Dupont saved 3 match points (some with sure volleys) and then won seven games running to beat Wightman Cupper Joyce Williams.

The third round gave hints of upsets to come. Would Billie Jean get it together? She looked shaky and was muttering to herself in the first game vs Ceci Martinez, serving up 4 double faults. She won that game, then cruised on to a routine win. The Ice Dolly saw a familair face across the net. At the US Open she saved 6 match points to beat Mary Ann Eisel, now Mrs Beattie. Evert looked an easy winner at 5-2, then dropped 4 games to go down 5-6. As usual Chris stayed coool under pressure, saving a set point and eeking out a 8-6 8-6 win. It was fiery Patti Hogan who delivered the shock of the day, taking out #5 seed Melville with an assortment of slices and soft stuff.

All the remaining seeds were on cruuse control in the $R except for Goolagong, who had all she could handle from unheralded Russian Olga Morozova. Down 3-5 in the third, Evonne prodcued 3 stunning passing shots to break back. Fortune smiled on her near the end as she was aided by two netcords in the last game. "When I'm down like that, I'm sometimes able to get inspiration. I was able to push myself."

Evonne flirted with disaster again in the Quarters vs Durr. According to the NYT, "As unconcerned as if she were skipping rope, a happy-go-lucky Evonne trailed by 5-6 and 0-30 in the first set and 2-5 in the second before those wonderful shots came to hand. In a five game surge at the end she won 8-6 7-5, as if it had been ordained all along." Meanwhile Evert struggles in the middle set as Patti Hogan Hammers down 7 aces, but Chris sails through the third.

Now the most anticipated match for many a year will come to pass. Evert says she will hit to Evonne's weaker forehand. Evonne's mentor Vic Edwards bemoans her carefree attitude, predicting disaster against someone of Evert's calibre. "I guess this must be a big match, because everyone keeps telling me so", Evonne mused.

Nancy Gunter was just 6 points away from a win at 6-3 30-0. She got no further, as Rosie swept the next 8 games for a major upset. With this defeat the chance of Nancy finishing #1 for the year went up in smoke.

The King-Wade encounter was the best played match of the quarters. Unstoppable in the opener, King gave Wade a long stare when Virginia went on a tear with the roar of the crowd in her ears. Wade continued her fineplay in the third, but King raises her play to an even higher plane. The match ends on a delicate stab volley that clips the line. This is the only set Billie Jean will drop all year in the 3 majors she contests.

King predicatably swept aside Casals as a curtainraiser to the match of the year. Evert looked a winner at 6-3 3-0 before Evoone turned it on and won 6 straight games for set two. Evoone on how she was told to play Chris: "He (Viv Edwards) told me to come to the net as much as possible and second, to cut them short on her backhand side, so Chris would have to come up."

Was it King's determination to regain the #1 spot that allowed her to ignore several bad calls in the final? She played as if on a quest. King: "I won 19 tournaments last year. I won over $100,000. I felt I was the best", she said. Despite her incredible stats most pundits rated Goolagong #1 for 1971 based on her Wimbledon win.

The first set of the final was flat. King was nervous and double faulted 4 times. Evonne was slow to start. King took a tame affair, wisely opting not to challenge questionable calls against her that might have drawn the disaaproval of the crowd down on her.

The second was much better, with the first break for Billie Jean coming in the key 7th game. Evonne's first serve was deadly, but King regularly took advantage of a short second serve to storm the net. Billie Jean won the last 4 games before a mostly silent crowd.

Goolagong after the final: "I don't feel that upset about losing. I feel more relieved." In another quote she admitted, "I went on my usual 'walkabout'." On the crowd, "When she [Billie Jean] hits a bit short or hits out and everybody claps it upsets me. I just don't think it's fair."

King on the reaction of the crowd: "They love you here when you are coming up. They don't like winners. And they especially don't like me because I talk about money all the time. I'm mercenary. I'm a rebel."

Men's winner received $12,500 US compared to $6,000 for the women's winner.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:35 PM
WIMBLEDON (Doubles and Mixed Doubles)


Doubles (Draw=48)

First Round

Billie Jean King/Betty Stove [1]-bye
Lany Kaligis/Lita Liem-bye
Denise Carter-Triolo/Kristy Pigeon-bye
Berner/Faulkner-bye
Blake/Newberry-bye
Bakker/Schaar-bye
Gilchrist/Rossouw-bye
Beaven/Burton-bye

Goolagong/N. Truman [4] d. Ebbinghaus/Walhof 6-1 6-4
Shaw/Williams d. Overton/Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-3
Helliar/Hole d. Stap/Tenney 6-4 7-5
Teeguarden/Tuero d. Cooper/Molesworth 6-3 6-0
Harris/Melville d. Cowie/Holdsworth 6-2 6-1
DuPont/Schallau d. Evert/Graebner 6-2 3-6 6-3
Heldman/Walsh d. Estalellla/Mandarino 6-4 6-2
Emanuel/Martinez d. Biriukova/Kroshina 6-2 7-9 6-4

Bonicelli/I. Fernandez d. Neumanova/Vopickova 6-4 6-2
Giorgi/Nasuelli d. de Roubin/Rodriegiez 6-3 6-3
Charles/Fayter d. Bentley/Moore 6-2 6-3
Barniville/Blachford d. Hawcroft/Pryde 6-2 9-8
Anthony/Kemmer d. Chanfreau/Darmon 3-6 6-2 6-3
Kirk/Pretouris d. Brasher/Coles 2-6 6-2 6-4
Gourlay/Krantzcke d. Lancaster/Morgan 6-4 6-2
Dalton/Durr [3] d. Bentzer/Sandberg 6-2 6-1

Hudson-Beck/Minford-bye
Coleman/Turnbull-bye
Hunt/Morozova-bye
Pachta/Schediwy-bye
Fuchs/Pinto-Bravo-bye
Appleby/O'Shaughnessy-bye
Guzman/Pattison-bye
Casals/Wade [2]-bye

Second Round

King/Stove [1] d. Kaligis/Liem 6-3 6-1
Carter-Triolo/Pigeon d. Berner/Faulkner 6-4 6-4
Blake/Newberry d. Bakker/Schaar 8-6 4-6 6-4
Gilchrist/Rossouw d. Beaven/Burton 6-2 6-4
Shaw/Williams d. Goolagong/N. Truman [4] 7-5 6-1
Helliar/Hole d. Teeguarden/Tuero 7-5 2-6 6-3
Harris/Melville d. DuPont/Schallau 7-5 6-4
Emanuel/Martinez d. Heldman/Walsh 6-4 7-9 6-4

Bonicelli/I. Fernandez d. Giorgi/Nasuelli 6-0 3-6 6-3
Charles/Fayter d. Barniville/Blachford 6-4 6-4
Anthony/Kemmer d. Kirk/Pretouris 9-8 8-9 6-4
Dalton/Durr [3] d. Gourlay/Krantzcke 7-5 6-2
Hudson-Beck/Minford d. Coleman/Turnbull 4-6 6-1 6-3
Hunt/Morozova d. Pachta/Schediwy 6-0 6-1
Fuchs/Pinto-Bravo d. Appleby/O'Shaughnessy 6-2 6-2
Casals/Wade [2] d. Guzman/Pattison 6-0 6-0

Third Round

King/Stove [1] d. Carter-Triolo/Pigeon 6-1 6-1
Gilchrist/Rossouw d. Blake/Newberry 1-6 6-4 6-4
Shaw/Williams d. Helliar/Hole 6-3 6-2
Emanuel/Martinez d. Harris/Melville 3-6 6-4 6-3

Bonicelli/I. Fernandez d. Charles/Fayter 6-3 6-3
Dalton/Durr [3] d. Anthony/Kemmer 6-2 7-5
Hunt/Morozova d. Hudson-Beck/Minford 6-2 6-2
Casals/Wade [2] d. Fuchs/Pinto-Bravo default

Quarterfinals

King/Stove [1] d. Gilchrist/Rossouw 6-2 6-1
Shaw/Williams d. Emanuel/Martinez 6-8 6-2 6-0
Dalton/Durr [3] d. Bonicelli/I. Fernandez 6-4 6-0
Casals/Wade [2] d. Hunt/Morozova 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

King/Stove [1] d. Shaw/Williams 7-5 3-6 6-3
Dalton/Durr [3] d. Casals/Wade [2] 6-4 6-1

Final
Billie Jean King/Betty Stove [1] d. Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [3] 6-2 4-6 6-3
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Mixed Doubles (Draw=80)

1st Round

Evonne Goolagong/Kim Warwick [1]-bye
Barbara Hawcroft/Geoff Masters-bye
Carol Kalogeropoulos/Nicky Kalogeropoulos-bye
Trudy Walhof/Sergio Palmieri-bye
Kristy Pigeon/Butch Seewagen-bye
Patti Hogan/Allan McDonald-bye
Winnie Shaw/Keith Wooldridge-bye
Pat Faulkner/Richard Russell-bye*

Lindsay Blachford/John Lloyd-bye
Jane O'Hara/John Bartlett-bye
Olga Morozova/Alex Metreveli-bye
Michele Gurdal/Bernard Mignot-bye
Virginia Wade/Neale Fraser-bye
Jenny Hoad/Abe Segal-bye
Karen Krantzcke/Colin Dibley-bye
Monica Giorgi/Franco Bartoni-bye

Judy Dalton/Frew McMillan [4]-bye
Marina Kroschina/Teimuraz Kakoulina-bye
Ana Maria Estalella/Antonio Munoz-bye
Nell Truman/Jaime Fillol-bye
Marilyn Pryde/Onny Parun-bye
Linda Tuero/Mike Estep-bye
Kathy Blake/Terry Ryan-bye
Pat Cody/Donald McCormick-bye

Wikstedt/Ewert d. Rodriguez/Rodriguez 6-1 8-9 6-3
Durr/Barclay d. Congdon/Mendoza 6-1 6-1
Pretorius/Cramer d. Hudson-Beck/Freer 6-3 6-1
Giugni/Koch d. Harris/Perkins 6-3 2-6 6-3
Overton/Curtis d. Sawamatsu/Kamiwazumi 6-4 6-1
Steenkamp/Hewitt d. Gilchrist/Cooper default
Biriukova/Likhachev d. Holdsworth/Matthews 7-5 8-6
Evert/van Dillen d. Hunt/Schroder 7-5 6-4

Wendy Turnbull/Harold Turnbull d. Minford/Fawcett 9-7 5-7 7-5
Walsh/Machette d. Pillips-Moore/Pillips-Moore 6-4 6-4
Williams/Lloyd d. Fayter/Iqbal 6-4 6-2
Giscafre/Vilas d. Davidson/Seixas 6-1 6-2
Pattison/Pattison d. Pinto Bravo/Pinto Bravo default
Ziegenfuss/Gorman d. Teeguarden/Barthez default
Fernandez/Conejo d. Newbarry/Ramirez 0-6 6-4 7-5
Burton/Feaver d. Lancaster/Thonson 7-5 7-9 7-5

Rossouw/Marzano-bye
Bentley/McDonald-bye
Doerner/Doerner-bye
Bonicelli/Molina-bye
Gengler/Scott-bye
Ebbinghaus/Plotz-bye
Morgan/Case-bye
King/Graebner [3]-bye

Pam Austin/Jeff Austin-bye
Bentzer/Dell-bye
Brasher/Wilson-bye
Paish/Pachta-bye
Tesch/Ashok Amritraj-bye
Moore/Moore-bye
Martinez/Hutchins-bye
Stove/Irvine-bye

Cowie/Clifton-bye
Mills/Mills-bye
De Roubin/Bernasconi-bye
Emanuel/Keldie-bye
Mandarino/Mandarino-bye
Charles/Vijay Amritraj-bye
Heldman/Ulrich-bye
Casals/Nastase [2]-bye

2nd Round

Goolagong/Warwick [1] d. Hawcroft/Masters 9-7 6-3
Kalogeropoulos/Kalogeropoulos d. Walhof/Palmieri 7-5 4-6 6-3
Pigeon/Seewagen d. Hogan/McDonald 9-8 6-3
Shaw/Wooldrigde d. Faulkner/Russell 6-3 6-4
Blachford/Lloyd d. O'Hara/Bartlett 6-4 9-8
Morozova/Metreveli d. Gurdal/Mignot 6-2 6-3
Wade/Fraser d. Hoad/Segal 6-4 6-2
Krantzcke/Dibley d. Giorgi/Bartoni 6-0 6-3

Dalton/McMillan [4] d. Kroschina/Kakoulina 7-5 6-2
Truman/Fillol d. Estalella/Munoz 7-5 6-1
Tuero/Estep d. Pryde/Parun 9-8 6-2
Cody/McCormick d. Blake/Ryan 3-6 6-3 6-4
Durr/Barclay d. Wikstedt/Ewert 2-6 6-2 6-1
Pretorius/Cramer d. Giugni/Koch 6-3 6-4
Overton/Curtis d. Steenkamp/Hewitt 6-3 9-7
Evert/van Dillen d. Biriukova/Likhachev 6-3 7-5

Walsh/Machette d. Wendy Turnbull/Harold Turnbull 6-3 7-5
Williams/Lloyd d. Giscafre/Vilas 6-3 6-2
Pattison/Pattison d. Ziegenfuss/Gorman default
Fernandez/Conejo d. Burton/Feaver 6-4 7-5
Bentley/McDonald d. Rossouw/Marzano 7-5 2-6 6-3
Bonicelli/Molina d. Doerner/Doerner 6-3 6-4
Gengler/Scott d. Ebbinghaus/Plotz 6-2 6-4
King/Graebner [3] d. Morgan/Case default

Pam Austin/Jeff Austin d. Bentzer/Dell 6-4 6-2
Paish/Pachta d. Brasher/Wilson 6-2 5-7 6-4
Tesch/Ashok Amritraj d. Moore/Moore 9-8 6-4
Stove/Irvine d. Martinez/Hutchins 7-5 7-5
Cowie/Clifton d. Mills/Mills 6-4 6-4
Emanuel/Keldie d. De Roubin/Bernasconi 7-5 6-3
Mandarino/Mandarino d. Charles/Vijay Amritraj 6-8 6-4 6-4
Casals/Nastase [2] d. Heldman/Ulrich 6-2 6-1

3rd Round

Goolagong/Warwick [1] d. Kalogeropoulos/Kalogeropoulos 6-0 6-2
Pigeon/Seewagen d. Shaw/Wooldrigde 6-2 2-6 6-3
Morozova/Metreveli d. Blachford/Lloyd 6-3 6-4
Krantzcke/Dibley d. Wade/Fraser 6-4 6-1
Dalton/McMillan [4] d. Truman/Fillol 6-1 6-2
Tuero/Estep d. Cody/McCormick 6-4 4-6 8-6
Pretorius/Cramer d. Durr/Barclay 6-3 6-3
Evert/van Dillen d. Overton/Curtis 6-4 7-5

Williams/Lloyd d. Walsh/Machette 6-1 8-6
Fernandez/Conejo d. Pattison/Pattison 7-5 6-4
Bonicelli/Molina d. Bentley/McDonald 7-5 6-4
King/Graebner [3] d. Gengler/Scott 6-1 6-2
Pam Austin/Jeff Austin d. Paish/Pachta 7-5 6-1
Stove/Irvine d. Tesch/Ashok Amritraj 6-2 6-4
Emanuel/Keldie d. Cowie/Clifton 6-4 3-6 7-5
Casals/Nastase [2] d. Mandarino/Mandarino 6-1 6-3

4th Round

Goolagong/Warwick [1] d. Pigeon/Seewagen 6-3 6-4
Krantzcke/Dibley d. Morozova/Metreveli 6-4 4-6 9-7
Dalton/McMillan [4] d. Tuero/Estep 6-3 6-1
Pretorius/Cramer d. Evert/van Dillen 2-6 6-4 6-4

Fernandez/Conejo d. Williams/Lloyd 4-6 6-4 6-4
King/Graebner [3] d. Bonicelli/Molina 9-7 6-1
Stove/Irvine d. Pam Austin/Jeff Austin 6-2 3-6 8-6
Casals/Nastase [2] d. Emanuel/Keldie 6-2 6-4

Quarterfinals

Goolagong/Warwick [1] d. Krantzcke/Dibley 8-9 6-2 6-2
Pretorius/Cramer d. Dalton/McMillan [4] 0-6 9-7 6-4
King/Graebner [3] d. Fernandez/Conejo default
Casals/Nastase [2] d. Stove/Irvine 6-0 6-4

Semifinals

Goolagong/Warwick [1] d. Pretorius/Cramer 6-4 6-3
Casals/Nastase [2] d. King/Graebner [3] 9-8 7-5

Final
Rosie Casals/Ilie Nastase [2] d. Evonne Goolagong/Kim Warwick [1] 6-4 6-4

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:36 PM
Week of June 26-July 2


Ends July 2 Fulda Tournament,Fulda, Germany (Clay)

FI: Heide Orth d Alena Palmeova West 6-0 6-0
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Ends July 2 Southern Championships Raleigh, North Carolina, US (Clay)

1R: Darlene Rose d Tish Adams 6-4 6-2
1R: Betsy Nagelsen d Margaret Livingston 4-6 6-2 6-2

2R: Bev Buckley d Lourdes Diaz Ponce 7-5 6-3
2R: Darlene Rose d Carol Backenstose 6-3 6-3
2R: Carrie Fleming d Elizabeth Bradley 6-0 6-1
2R: Jane Stratton d Mary Hotchkiss 7-5 6-4
2R: Nagelsen d Patti Ann Reese 7-6 3-6 7-5
2R: Janet Haas d Tina Watanabe 6-0 6-1
2R: Andrea Voikos d Julie Ann Holt 6-1 6-0

3R: Marita Redondo d Buckley 6-1 6-2
3R: Kate Latham d Gene Shapiro 3-0 retired
3R: Fleming d Rose 6-4 6-1
3R: Becky Vest d Ann Lebedeff 6-2 6-2

3R: Stratton d Linda Wert 6-1 6-3
3R: Haas d Nagelsen 6-0 6-3
3R: Jeanne Evert d Pat Bostrom 6-1 6-1
3R: Janice Metcalf d Voikos 6-1 6-4

QF: Redondo d Latham 6-1 6-4
QF: Vest d Fleming 3-6 6-4 6-2
QF: Stratton d Haas 4-6 7-5 7-6
QF: J Evert d Metcalf 7-5 6-3

SF: Vest d Redondo 6-4 6-4
SF: J Evert d Stratton 6-4 7-6

FI: Jeanne Evert d Becky Vest 6-1 6-3

DF: Janice Metcalf/Jane Stratton d Betsy Nagelsen/Patti Ann Reese 6-4 6-7 6-4

An amateur only event or open? Jeanne is only 14 years old.
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Ends July 2 Czechoslovakian Championships Prague (Clay)

SF: Miroslava Kozeluhova d Jana Pikorova 3/6-6/3-6/0
SF: Miroslava Holubova d Lenka Kodesova 6/1-2/6-6/1

FI: Miroslava Kozeluhova D Miroslava Holubova 6/2-2/6-6/2

DF: Miroslava Holubova/Jana Pikorova d Martina Navratilova/Strnadova 6-1 4-6 7-5

A closed event limited to nationals

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:37 PM
Week of July 3-9

Wimbledon Plate

?R: Karen Krantzcke d Wendy Appleby 6-1 6-4
?R: Corinne Molesworth d Jackie Fayter 6-4 3-6 6-3
?R: Veronica Burton d Yevgenyia Biryukova 6-4 6-0
?R: Alex Cowie d Lesley Charles 6-4 6-4

?R: Pat Coleman d Janet Newberry 9-8 6-3
?R: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Kathy Blake 6-4 3-6 6-2
?R: Kristy Pigeon d Sue Mappin 6-0 6-2
?R: Sharon Walsh d Lindsey Beaven 6-4 6-1

QF: Krantzcke d Molesworth 7-5 6-3
QF: Burton d Cowie 6-3 6-2
QF: Coleman d Sawamatsu 7-5 4-6 6-4
QF: Walsh d Pigeon 6-3 6-1

SF: Krantzcke d Burton 6-4 6-1
SF: Walsh d Coleman 6-3 7-5

FI: Karen Krantzcke d Sharon Walsh 6-4 6-1

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July 3-9 Birmingham Centenial Classic, Birmingham,Alabama

2R: Jeanne Blackmon d Cindy Weckwarth 6-1 6-2
2R: Patti Ann Reese d Lourdes Diaz Ponce 1-6 6-1 8-6
2R: Ann Price d Jean Weskwarth 6-1 6-2

QF: Marita Redondo d Roberta Baumgardner 6-4 4-6 7-5
QF: Ann Dielen d Blackmon 6-3 6-1
QF: Reese d Carola Van Freyenhoven 6-0 6-3
QF: Becky Vest d Price 6-3 6-0

SF: Redondo d Dielen 6-0 6-0
SF: Vest d Reese 6-2 6-3

FI: Marita Redondo d Becky Vest 6-2 6-0

DF: Patti Ann Reese/Becky Vest d Lourdes Diaz Ponce/Marita Redondo 1-6 6-3 6-3
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July 5-10, Travemunde, Germany (Clay)

FI: Helga Niessen Masthoff d. ??

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:37 PM
Week of July 10-16

July 10-15 Green Shield Welsh Championships, Newport, Wales, UK (Grass)

*Part of the Commercial Union Grand Prix
Prize Money= $19, 200 US (=7,380 pounds sterling)

Draw=32

1R: Virginia Wade [1] d Hilary Hodge 6-1 6-2
1R: Cynthia Sieler Doerner d Lindsey Beaven 6-1 6-4
1R: Wendy Overton d Susan Worsfield 6-0 6-1
1R: Patti Hogan [8] d E Ranger 6-0 6-0
1R: Joyce Williams [6] d E Scott 6-1 6-1
1R: Sharon Walsh d Sally Hudson-Beck 6-3 6-2
1R: Wendy Gilchrist d Daphne Botha Pattison 7-5 6-4
1R: Helen Gourlay [4] d N Spence 6-0 6-3

1R: Winnie Shaw [5] d M Page-Jones 6-0 6-2
1R: Alex Cowie d Kerry Harris 6-3 6-0
1R: Elizabeth James d Lita Liem 8-6 6-4
1R: Carole Graebner [Alt] d J Loosemore 6-2 6-2
1R: Betty Stove d Penny Moor 6-4 6-3
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [7] d B Jones 6-0 6-0
1R: Jackie Fayter d Lany Kaligis 6-4 6-3
1R: Kerry Melville [2] d Ruth Morgan 6-4 6-4

2R: Wade [1] d Doerner 6-2 6-2
2R: Hogan [9] d Overton default (chest infection)
2R: Williams [5] d Walsh 6-4 3-6 6-1
2R: Gourlay [4] d Gilchrist 9-8 6-3

2R: Shaw [6] d Cowie 6-3 9-8
2R: Graebner [Alt] d James 5-7 7-5 6-2
2R: Stove d Dalton [7] 2-6 6-4 6-2
2R: Melville [2] d Fayter 6-1 6-3

QF: Wade [1] d Hogan 6-0 6-3
QF: Williams [5] d Gourlay [4] 6-2 6-4
QF: Shaw [6] d Graebner [Alt] 9-8 (7-3) 6-4
QF: Melville [2] d Stove 3-6 6-3 8-6

SF: Wade [1] d Williams [5] 3-6 6-2 6-1
SF: Melville [2] d Shaw [6] 6-1 6-3

FI: Kerry Melville [2] d Virginia Wade [1] 7-5 6-2

DF: Betty Stove/Judy Tegart d Kerry Harris/Kerry Melville 7-5 6-4

Draw notes:
#3 seed Val Ziegenfuss did not show up for the event. Her place taken by Carole Graebner.
#6 seed isn't known for certain. I infer Williams as the #6 seed based on draw position.

Hogan is impressed after being whipped by Wade. , saying, "If Virginia played like she does against me all the time, she would be Wimbledon champion." Virginia was miffed about her Wimbledon seeding (2 spots below Melville) and determined to prove a point here. The imperious Wade looked to win early, but she lost the first set of the fial after having a set point at 5-4 and lost in straights.

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July 10-15 Carroll's Irish Open Championships Dublin, Ireland (Grass)

*part of the Commerical Union Grand Prix
Prize Money= $26,000 US (=10,000 pounds sterling)

Main Draw=38

Preliminary Round

PR: Margie Cooper d O Sandys 6-1 6-0
PR: Marjorie Gengler d Paula Mullen 6-2 6-4
PR: Cindy Crosby d M Young 6-3 3-6 6-3
PR: Terry Holladay d Jill Minford 6-2 6-1
PR: Marilyn Tesch d Catherine O' Brien default
PR: Jenny Hoad d Frances Candy default


1R: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Dorothy Armstrong 6-2 6-1
1R: Tam O' Shaughnessy d Anthea Donoghue 6-0 6-2
1R: Sue Minford [8] d Helen Doody [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: M Gengler d Tesch ????
1R: Brenda Kirk [5] d Cooper 6-4 6-8 6-4
1R: Crosby d Holladay 6-4 6-2
1R: Janet Newberry d Niamh Glenn [Q] 6-3 6-1
1R: Karen Krantzcke [4] d Maeve Mcevoy [Q] 6-0 6-1

1R: Lesley Hunt [3] d Susan Houlihan [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Wendy Appleby d Frances Keegan [Q] 6-1 6-0
1R: Louise Gengler d E Hagey 6-3 6-3
1R: Ceci Martinez [6] d Jenny Hoad default
1R: Geraldine Barniville [7] d Ann Keegan [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Jane Kincaid (US)* d Catherine O' Reilly 6-4 8-6
1R: Pam Austin d Helen Lennon 6-3 3-6 6-0
1R: Pat Pretorius d Maureen O' Brien Ryan 6-2 6-1

2R: Goolagong [1] d O' Shaughnessy 6-1 6-3
2R: Minford [8] d M Gengler 6-3 6-1
2R: Kirk [5] d Crosby 6-1 6-2
2R: Krantzcke [4] d Newberry 6-4 4-6 6-4

2R: Hunt [3] d Appleby 6-2 6-2
2R: Martinez [6] d Louise Gengler 6-1 6-1
2R: Barniville [7] d Kincaid 6-2 6-2
2R: Pretorius [2] d Austin 3-6 6-2 6-4

QF: Goolagong [1] d Minford [8] 6-2 6-2
QF: Krantzcke [4] d Kirk [5] 6-3 11-9
QF: Hunt [3] d Martinez [6] 6-4 6-3
QF: Pretorius [2] d Barniville [7] 5-7 6-3 6-4

SF: Goolagong [1] d Krantzcke [4] 6-2 6-3
SF: Pretorius [2] d Hunt [3] 4-6 8-6 7-5

FI: Evonne Goolagong[1] d Pat Pretorius [2] 2-6 6-1 6-2

DF: Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius [2] d Evonne Goolagong/Karen Krantzcke 6-3 8-10 6-2

Draw note:
Ugarte uses Jane Kincaid. John Dolan uses Jenny Kincaid. Resolve.

This is the last year the Irish Open will be held on grass. In 1973 the event switches to a hard court. 29 year old (and Irisgh#1) Geraldine Barniville, mother of 3 and a dublin doctor, almost takes out the #2 seed Pretorius in the QF.

Evonne won her two opening matches on the same day to get her caught up in the draw.

The "Irish" Sue Minford is having a major dispute with the Iriah Tennis Federation. She insists that "I am British, very British, and there were political reasons why I did not want to play in Dublin." (p 80 of WT) Minford agreed to represent Ireland for Fed Cup in South Africa but now says she is being "blackmailed", as refusing to play might get her banned.

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July 10-15 East Of England Championships Felixstowe, Felixstowe, England, UK (Grass)

2R: Pat Coleman d J Matthews 6-3 6-2
2R: Wendy Slaughter d Annette Coe 6-4 9-8
2R: Sue Hole d F Saigal Pak 6-1 6-0
2R: Lindsay Blachford d H Larduke 2-6 5-3 retired

2R: Ilana Kloss d Nuala Dwyer 6-1 6-1
2R: Sue Mappin d Denise Staniszewski 6-2 7-5
2R: Donna Smith (US) d Claire Colman 6-2 7-9 6-3
2R: Wendy Turnbull d FM Imhoff 6-4 6-0

QF: Coleman d Slaughter 6-3 6-3
QF: Blachford d Hole 6-4 6-1
QF: Kloss d Mappin 6-3 7-5
QF: Turnbull d Smith 6-4 4-6 6-4

SF: Coleman d Blachford 6-2 6-4
SF: Turnbull d Kloss 5-7 6-3 6-3

FI: Pat Coleman d Wendy Turnbull 7-5 8-6

DF: Sue Mappin/Wendy Slaughter d Pat Coleman/Wendy Turnbull 6-2 6-4

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July 9-16 Swedish Championships, Baastad , Sweden (Clay)

Prize Money= $30,000 US (combined)

Draw=16

1R: Christina Sandberg d Margot Schultze default
1R: Julie Anthony d J Turner (NZ) default
1R: Isabelle Larsson d Margareta Bonstrom 6-4 6-2
1R: Kathy Blake d Ulla Sandulf 6-1 7-6

1R: Margareta Strandberg d A Bostrom 6-2 2-6 6-2
1R: Almut Sturm Gfroerer d Mimi Wikstedt 6-4 6-3
1R: Michelle Boulle Rodriguez d A Dahlberg 6-0 7-5
1R: Ingrid Bentzer d Naoko Sato 6-0 6-0

QF: Sandberg d Anthony 6-4 6-4
QF: Blake d Larsson 6-2 2-5 6-2
QF: Strandberg d Gfroerer 6-1 1-6 6-3
QF: Bentzer d Rodriguez 6-4 6-4

SF: Sandberg d Blake 6-0 7-6
SF: Bentzer d Strandberg 6-4 6-1

FI: Ingrid Bentzer d Christina Sandberg 1-6 6-3 8-6

DF: Julie Anthony/Kathy Blake d Ingrid Bentzer/Chrsitina Sandberg 1-6 6-4 6-3

Men's winner Ilie Nastase won $5,000 US.
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July 10-16 Swiss Open Championships Gstaad, Switzerland (Clay)

Draw=16

1R: Pam Teeguarden d Isabel Fernandez 6-3 6-4
1R: Mona Schallau d E Emmenegger 6-3 6-4
1R: Marijke Schaar d Laura Rossouw 3-6 7-5 6-1
1R: Katja Ebbinghaus d Fiorella Bonicelli 6-1 6-4

1R: Laura Dupont d Lea Pericoli 8-6 7-5
1R: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Heide Orth 4-6 6-0 7-5
1R: Alena Palmeova-West d Marianne Kindler 6-3 6-1
1R: Julie Heldman d Ann Phillips-Moore 6-0 6-1

QF: Teeguarden d Schallau 3-6 6-4 7-5
QF: Ebbinghaus d Schaar 4-6 7-5 6-3
QF: Sawamatsu d Dupont 6-3 6-2
QF: Palmeova-West d Heldman 3-6 6-3 6-2

SF: Teeguarden d Ebbinghaus 4-6 6-4 6-2
SF: Sawamatsu d Palmeova-West 6-4 6-3

FI: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Pam Teeguarden 6-3 4-6 6-2

DF: Fiorella Bonicelli/Isabel Fernandez d Julie Heldman/Pam Teeguarden 6-3 6-3

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July 10-16 United States National Amateur Clay Court Championships Atlanta Georgia, US

2R: Jeanne Evert d Maricaye Christensen 6-2 6-3
2R: Donna Ganz d Ann Lebedeff 6-4 7-5
2R: Janice Metcalf d Sharon Gleason 6-0 6-0
2R: Zoe Mills d Tina Watanabe 7-5 6-3

3R: J Evert d Linda Wert 6-3 6-1
3R: Kate Latham d Pat Bostrom 6-2 6-0
3R: Connie Pearson d Nancy Yeargin 6-3 6-4
3R: Metcalf d Betsy Butler 6-2 6-1

QF: J Evert d Janet Haas 6-3 6-0
QF: Kathy Kraft d Darlene Rose 6-0 6-1
QF: Latham d Ganz 6-3 6-4
QF: Metcalf d Pearson 6-0 6-1

SF: J Evert d Kraft 6-0 7-5
SF: Metcalf d Latham 6-1 6-1

FI: Janice Metcalf d Jeanne Evert 6-4 3-6 6-1

DF: Pat Bostrom/Ann Lebedeff d Janice Metcalf/Jane Stratton 6-4 4-6 6-0
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date unknown, Danish Outdoors Champs.

FI: Gitte Grage Ejlerskov d. ??

DF: Mari-Ann Bloch-Jřrgensen Klougart/Gitte Grage Ejlerskov d. ??

MX: Dorte Ekner/Lars Elvstrřm d. ??

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:37 PM
Week of July 17-23

July 17-22 Rothmans North Of England Championships Hoylake, England, UK (Grass)
Venue: Ashton Park, West Kirby

*part of the Commercial Union Grand Prix
Prize Money= $13,000 US (=5,000 pounds sterling)

Draw=32

1R: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Penny Moor 6-3 6-0
1R: Wendy Gilchrist d Margie Cooper 6-0 6-2
1R: Karen Krantzcke [8] d Tam O' Shaughnessy default
1R: Julie Heldman d Susan Pryor-Jones 6-0 6-1
1R: Lindsay Blachford d Ceci Martinez 6-3 4-6 8-6
1R: Patti Hogan [4] d Esme Laing 6-2 6-2
1R: Sharon Walsh d Fay Toyne Moore 6-1 6-2
1R: Pat Pretorius [5] d ???? default

1R: Betty Stove [6] d Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-2 6-3
1R: Daphne Botha Pattison d Jackie Fayter 6-3 1-6 6-3
1R: Helen Gourlay [3] d Rita Bentley 6-2 6-2
1R: Vicki Lancaster d Wendy Appleby default
1R: Brenda Kirk d Alex Cowie 6-4 6-3
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [7] d Lesley Boardman 6-0 6-1
1R: Cynthia Sieler Doerner d Pam Austin 6-4 6-4
1R: Virginia Wade [2] d Ilana Kloss 6-2 6-1

2R: Goolagong [1] d Gilchrist 6-0 6-1
2R: Krantzcke [8] d Heldman 6-3 8-6
2R: Blachford d Hogan [4] 7-5 4-6 6-3
2R: Pretorius [5] d Walsh 7-5 6-4

2R: Stove [6] d Pattison 8-6 6-2
2R: Gourlay [3] d Lancaster 6-2 6-0
2R: Kirk d Dalton 2-6 6-3 3-0 retired
2R: Wade [2] d Doerner 6-4 6-3

QF: Goolagong [1] d Krantzcke [8] 6-2 6-2
QF: Pretorius [5] d Blachford 6-1 6-4
QF: Stove [6] d Gourlay [3] 4-6 8-6 6-4
QF: Kirk d Wade [2] 8-6 6-4

SF: Goolagong [1] d Pretorius [5] 6-3 6-4
SF: Stove [6] d Kirk 6-4 6-2

FI: Evonne Goolagong [1] and Bety Stove [6] split title due to rain

Evonne Goolagong barely made it to her 2R match, arriving from London only 15 minutes before the start time. After her 1R matcgh the popular Aussie was flown to London to receive the MBE, awarded by Queen Elizabeth II. Evonne ran through her 1R foe in a mere 33 minutes.

Brenda Kirk upsets Judy Dalton, with the tired Aussie retiring down 0-3 in the third. Dalton announces she is retiring. (Later in the 1970s she will return to play selected events). Brenda then goes on to upsend #2 seed Wade, breaking Virginia once in each set.

Does Betty Stove somehow curse finals? This is the second final this year she has seen rained out. Weeks earlier her final at Chichester was also cancelled.
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July 17-23 Austrian Championships (Head Cup) Kitzbuhel, Austria (Clay)

Draw=16

1R: Heide Schildknecht Orth d Carole Kalogeropoulos 6-1 6-1
1R: Laura Dupont d Heidrun Scholze 6-4 7-6
1R: Katja Ebbinghaus d Mandy Morgan 6-1 6-3
1R: Kazuko Sawamatsu d B Wuestl 6-0 6-2

1R: Marijke Jansen Schaar d Helen Amos 6-2 6-2
1R: Janet Newberry d Kora Schediwy 6-3 6-0
1R: Erzsebet Szell d Sonja Pachta 6-1 6-2
1R: Laura Rossouw d Mona Schallau 6-3 6-0

QF: Orth d Dupont 6-7 6-2 7-5
QF: Ebbinghaus d Sawamatsu 6-1 7-5
QF: Schaar d Newberry 6-3 6-0
QF: Szell d Rossouw 6-4 6-3

SF: Ebbinghaus d Orth 7-5 6-2
SF: Schaar d Szell 7-5 6-4

FI: Katja Ebbinghaus d Marijke Schaar 7-5 6-3

3rd place: Heide Orth d Erzsebet Szell 6-1 6-3

DF: Katja Ebbinghaus/Heide Orth d Mandy Morgan/L Sarno 6-0 6-1
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July 17-22 Essex Championships Frinton On Sea. England, UK (Grass)

2R: Lindsey Beaven d Julia Lloyd 6-1 6-1
2R: Valerie Leiper d F Imhoff 3-6 6-0 6-0
2R: Rosemary Pearson d Kirsten Anden (Swd) 6-3 6-4
2R: Nuala Dwyer d Annette Coe 2-6 6-2 6-1

2R: Cherry Panton d Sandra Okin 8-6 retired
2R: Lesley Wellerman d J Wheeler 6-4 2-6 6-4
2R: Ann Lloyd d J Matthews 2-6 6-2 6-0
2R: Diane Riste d Veronica Burton default

QF: Beaven d Leiper 6-1 6-2
QF: Pearson d Dwyer 3-6 6-0 6-0
QF: Panton d Wellerman 6-4 6-4
QF: Riste d Lloyd 6-2 6-1

SF: Beaven d Pearson 6-4 6-4
SF: Panton d Riste 2-6 6-2 6-4

FI: Lindsey Beaven d Cherry Panton 6-2 6-0

DF: Lindsay Beaven/Wendy Slaughter d Hardgrave/Diane Riste 7-5 6-4
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July 17-22 Scottish Championships Craiglockhart, Scotland, UK (Grass)

QF: Joyce Williams d Lany Kaligis 6-2 6-4
QF: Lita Liem d Marjorie Love 7-5 6-1
QF: Corinne Molesworth d E Armstrong 6-0 6-1
QF: Winnie Shaw d Raquel Giscafre 4-6 3-3 retired

SF: Williams d Liem 6-3 6-1
SF: Molesworth d Shaw 6-4 6-0

FI: Corinne Molesworth and Joyce Williams divided the title.
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July 17-23 Montana Tournament, Montana, Switzerland (Clay)

Draw=at least 18

1R: Kathy Blake d Marianne Kindler 6-4 7-5
1R: Sally Hudson-Beck d Lea Pericoli 7-6 2-6 6-1

2R: Lucia Bassi d Robyn Knobel 6-1 6-2
2R: Julie Anthony d Daniela Porzio 6-2 6-0
2R: Blake d Margaret Tesch 4-6 6-4 6-2
2R: Maria Guzman d Hudson-Beck 4-6 6-4 6-2

QF: Palmeova West d Bassi 6-4 6-3
QF: Barbara Hawcroft d Anthony 6-3 6-4
QF: Blake d Guzman 7-6 4-6 6-1
QF: Lesley Hunt d Agnes Graczol (Hun) 6-1 6-1

SF: Palmeova-West d Hawcroft 7-5 2-6 7-5
SF: Hunt d Blake 6-4 2-6 6-1

FI: Lesley Hunt d Alena Palmeova West 6-1 6-0

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:38 PM
Week of July 24-30

July 28-30 Bonne Bell Cup Cleveland, Ohio, US (Hard/Roylene)
Venue: Arnold T Clark Memorial Courts

Australia d United States 5-2

Day 1
Evonne Goolagong (Aus) d Val Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-0
Chris Evert d Margaret Court (Aus) 6-3 6-3

Day 2
Kerry Melville (Aus) d Wendy Overton 2-6 7-5 5-0 retired (leg cramps)
Evonne Goolagong/Lesley Hunt (Aus) d Chris Evert/Patti Hogan 6-1 6-3

Day 3
Margaret Court (Aus) d Val Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-1
Chris Evert d Evonne Goolagong (Aus) 6-3 4-6 6-0
Margaret Court/Kerry Melville (Aus) d Wendy Overton/Val Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-2

About 21,000 come out over 3 days. A crowd of 7,012 on day 2. This event was Margaret Court's return tothe tour after the birth of her son Danny earlier in the year.

The slow Roylene courts favored Evert, who was the darling of the crowds.

Kerry Melville was on the edge of defeat at 2-6 4-5 0-30. She thne won 8 straight points. From that point on Overton was done in by both Kerry and a pulled muscle.

Chris Evert apparently has a boyfriend. Captain Carole Graebner said the story "looked like an upset mother waiting for her teenage daughter to come home from a date." Chris pulled up 30 minutes late in a car driven by fellow tennis player Jimmy Connors. Chris was embarassed enough to be hunched over in the car. (page 84 of WT-October 1972)

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July 24 -August 1 Dusseldorf Invitation, Dusseldorf, Germany (Clay)
Venue: Dusseldorf Rochus Club

QF: Virginia Wade d Kora Schediwy 6-0 6-1
QF: Katja Ebbinghaus d Kazuko Sawamatsu 2-6 7-5 6-2
QF: Pat Walkden Pretorius d Heide Orth 6-4 6-2
QF: Helga Niessen Masthoff d Brenda Kirk 6-3 6-2

SF: Ebbinghaus d Wade 7-5 1-6 6-4
SF: Pretorius d Masthoff 7-5 6-1

FI: Pat Pretorius d Katja Ebbinghaus 6-2 1-6 6-3

Ilie Nastase won $5,000 in the men's event.
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July 25 -August 1 Dutch Championships Hilversum, Netherlands (Clay)

Preliminary Round
P1: E Siemons d Lyn Montgomery 6-2 7-5
P1: Annelies Schothorst d Kathy Blake default
P1: M Blom d D Yspaard 6-4 6-4
P1: Susanne Korpas d Falkenburg 3-6 6-0 6-2

Main Draw=32

1R: Betty Stove d M Blom [Q] 6-0 6-1
1R: Judith Salome d Raquel Giscafre 1-6 6-0 6-0
1R: Almut Sturm Gfroerer d Wendy Turnbull 6-4 6-2
1R: Lany Kaligis d Eleanora Dimitrescu 6-2 6-1
1R: Elly Appel d Lucia Sarno (Uru) 6-3 6-1
1R: Pat Coleman d Eva Szabo 6-3 7-5
1R: Mona Schallau d Susanne Korpas [Q] 6-1 6-0
1R: Janet Newberry d Mandy Morgan 6-4 6-1

1R: Lita Liem d E Siemons [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Judith Szorenyi d Nora Lauteslager 6-2 6-2
1R: Michele Gurdal d Nellemieke Brouwer 5-7 7-5 6-3
1R: Laura Dupont d Ada Bakker 7-5 6-3
1R: Katalin Borka d Ilana Kloss 6-4 7-5
1R: Tine Zwaan d Ekaterina Rosianu (Rom) 6-0 6-0
1R: Erzsebet Szell d Vicki Lancaster 6-3 5-7 6-4
1R: Marijke Schaar d Annelies Schothorst [Q] 6-1 9-7

2R: Stove d Salome 6-4 6-1
2R: Sturm d Kaligis 3-6 6-4 7-5
2R: Coleman d Appel 6-4 6-2
2R: Newberry d Schallau 6-4 7-5

2R: Szorenyi d Liem 10-8 7-9 6-3
2R: Gurdal d Dupont 2-6 6-4 7-5
2R: Borka d Zwaan 6-1 6-1
2R: Schaar d Szell 6-4 6-8 7-5

QF: Stove d Sturm 6-4 6-4
QF: Coleman d Newberry 6-0 6-2
QF: Szorenyi d Gurdal 6-1 6-0
QF: Schaar d Borka 6-2 6-1

SF: Stove d Coleman 6-3 6-1
SF: Schaar d Szorenyi 3-6 6-1 6-2

FI: Betty Stove d Marijke Schaar 7-5 6-3

Doubles

SF: Gurdal/Stove d Coleman/Turnbull 1-6 6-2 6-4
SF: Kaligis/Liem d Bakker/Schaar 6-3 6-3

FI: Michele Gurdal/Betty Stove d Lany Kaligis/Lita Liem 6-4 6-0

MX: Betty Stove/Bow Howe (Aus) d Wendy Turnbull (Aus)/Colin Dibley (Aus) 2-6 9-7 6-3

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July 24 -August 1 Turkish Championships, Istanbul, Turkey (Clay)

QF: Laura Rossouw d F Tokcan 6-0 6-0
QF: Fay Toyne Moore d Linda Crosby (US) 6-1 6-0*
QF: Sonja Pachta d A Kun 2-6 6-0 6-4
QF: Julie Anthony d Buyukfirat 6-1 6-1

SF: Rossouw d Moore 6-2 6-0
SF: Anthony d Pachta 6-4 6-2

FI: Laura Rossouw d Julie Anthony 6-8 6-2 6-4

Mick notes that this could be Lucinda Corsby, but there was a third Corsby sister named Linda who also played tennis. Until more info is obtained I we are going with Linda.
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Ends August 1 Top Twelve Tourney, Tallin, Estonia, USSR (Clay?)

Draw=12

1R: Tiiu Parmas d Yelena Granaturova 6-4 4-6 6-0
1R: Anna Yeremeyeva d Tiiu Simson 8-6 6-0
1R: Yevgenyia Izopaitis d Lydia Zinkevich 6-0 6-2
1R: Zaiga Yansone d Rauza Islanova 6-2 6-1

QF: Olga Morozova d Parmas 6-3 6-4
QF: Yeremeyeva d Yevgenyia Biryukova 6-4 2-6 6-4
QF: Izopaitis d Marina Kroshina 6-4 6-4
QF: Yansone d Galina Baksheeva 6-3 6-4

SF: Morozova d Yeremeyeva 4-6 10-8 6-2
SF: Yansone d Izopaitis 6-2 6-3

FI: Olga Morozova d Zaiga Yansone 6-1 6-0

3rd place: Yeremeyeva d Isopaitis 6-4 6-4

Doubles

SF: Morozova/Yansone d Parmas/Zinkevich 6-3 6-4
SF: Baksheeva/Yeremeyeva d Biryukova/Kroshina 1-6 6-4 6-4

FI: Olga Morozova/Zaiga Yansone d Galina Baksheeva/Anna Yeremeyeva 4-6 6-3 6-3

As the title indicates this was limited to the Top 12 players in the USSR.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:42 PM
Week of July 31-August 6

August 1-6 Virginia Slims Of Columbus , Columbus, Georgia, US (Green Clay)
Venue: Columbus Country Club

Qualifying (July 29-30)

Q1: Madeleine Pegel d Sharon Banzhaf 4-6 6-3 6-3
Q1: Wendy Appleby d Ellen Hayes 6-0 6-1
Q1: Tam O' Shaughnessy d Joan Kennedy 6-2 6-2
Q1: Susan Epstein d Mary Mclean 6-2 6-4
Q1: Bunny Smith d Shari Barman 6-6 7-5 6-4

Q1: Maricaye Christensen d Judy Alvarez 6-4 2-6 6-2
Q1: Raquel Giscafre d Connie Pearson 6-3 6-1
Q1: Kathy Blake d Bonnie Logan 6-1 6-0
Q1: Kathy Kuykendall d Vicki Smouse 7-5 6-4
Q1: Gloria Payne d Judy Thompson 6-3 6-3

Q2: Jade Schiffman d Betty White 6-4 6-1
Q2: Pegel d Roylee Bailey 6-4 6-1
Q2: O' Shaughnessy d Appleby 6-4 6-3
Q2: Epstein d Smith 6-1 6-0

Q2: Giscafre d Christensen 6-4 6-1
Q2: Blake d Kuykendall 6-3 7-5
Q2: Patti Ann Reese d Payne 6-1 6-2
Q2: Sue Pritula d Jeannie Blackmon 6-1 6-4

Main Draw=32

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Jade Schiffman [Q] 6-4 6-0
1R: Wendy Gilchrist d Cynthia Sieler Doerner 4-6 7-5 6-3
1R: Marcie Louie d Barbara Downs 6-7 7-6 6-1
1R: Helen Gourlay [8] d Sue Pritula [Q] 6-3 6-1
1R: Francoise Durr [5] d Tam O' Shaughnessy [Q] 6-2 6-2
1R: Kerry Harris d Lany Kaligis 6-2 6-4
1R: Lesley Hunt d Pam Austin 6-4 7-5
1R: Kerry Melville [4] d Sue Vinton 7-5 6-4

1R: Rosie Casals [3] d Margie Cooper [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Pam Teeguarden d Madeleine Pegel [Q] 6-1 6-0
1R: Esme Emanuel d Ceci Martinez 6-3 2-6 6-1
1R: Wendy Overton [6] d Kathy Blake [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R: Val Ziegenfuss [7] d Becky Vest 6-2 6-2
1R: Lita Liem d Sue Epstein [Q] 4-6 6-1 6-2
1R: Julie Heldman d Raquel Giscafre 6-2 6-4
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [2] d Patti Ann Reese [Q] 6-1 6-1

2R: King [1] d Gilchrist 6-3 6-4
2R: Gourlay [8] d Louie 6-1 6-3
2R: Durr [5] d Harris 6-1 6-0
2R: Hunt d Melville [4] 1-6 6-3 6-4

2R: Casals [3] d Teeguarden 6-1 6-3
2R: Overton [6] d Emanuel 6-3 6-1
2R: Ziegenfuss [7] d Liem 7-5 6-3
2R: Gunter [2] d Heldman 6-1 6-3

QF: King [1] d Gourlay [8] 0-6 6-3 6-2
QF: Durr [5] d Hunt 6-3 6-1
QF: Casals [3] d Overton [6] 7-5 6-0
QF: Ziegenfuss [7] d Gunter [2] default (pulled leg muscle)

SF: Durr [5] d King [1] 2-6 6-2 6-2
SF: Casals [3] d Ziegenfuss [7] 6-2 6-2

FI: Rosie Casals [3] d Francoise Durr [5] 6-7 (2-5) 7-6 (5-0) 6-0

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Casals/King d Banzhaf/Pritula 6-2 6-2
1R: Kuykendall/Epstein d O'Shaughnessy/Vinton 6-4 7-6
1R: Emanuel/Martinez d Pegel/Reese 6-1 6-2
1R: Harris/Melville d Downs/Louie 6-1 6-3

1R: Durr/Gourlay d Blake/Schiffman 6-3 6-1
1R: Giscafre/Vest d Doerner/Gilchrist 6-4 6-0
1R: Heldman/Hunt d Austin/Cooper 6-3 6-0
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Kaligis/Liem 6-2 6-2

QF: Casals/King d Kuykendall/Epstein 6-1 6-0
QF: Harris/Melville d Emanuel/Martinez 6-1 6-2
QF: Durr/Gourlay d Giscafre/Vest default
QF: Heldman/Hunt d Overton/Ziegenfuss 6-3 2-6 7-5

SF: Harris/Melville d Casals/King default
SF: Durr/Gourlay d Heldman/Hunt 6-7 6-3 7-5

FI: Francoise Durr/Helen Gourlay d Kerry Harris/Kerry Melville 6-4 6-3

Top prize was $6,000. In the final Durr had a match point at 6-5 in set two. Rosie saves it and goes on a tear, winning 32 of tge last 37 points. Rosie had this to say about her win: "After two sets I realized one of us would probably have to drop dead. I felt pretty good going into the third set but she was obviously streaming after losing the second."

Off court the Slims women vote to discontinue giving 10 percent of prize money to the ITLF sponsored Grand Prix. The reason given is the disproportionate points the ITLF awards to non-American events with smaller prize money.

Kathy Kuykendall shares her views on tennis with Bill Sheldon of the Miami Herald. On dating: "I've never dated. I don't have time. Besides, boys are stupid. I'd only date 'em if they could play tennis. And then I'd only date 'em on the court." (World Tennis, Oct 1972 page 88)

Nancy Gunter defaulted here. In an interviwe with Jery Gibson of the Ledger-Enquirer she opined on why she is the only woman unbeaten by Chris Evert. The 5-0 Nancy remarked: "There is really no secret in beating Chris. We both play the same style of tennis and I think I play it a bit better than she does. I hit the ball harder." Nancy went on to acknowledge that Chris was sure to imptovre, but that she got better each year as well. (page 84 October 1972 WT)


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August 1-August 6 85th Annual Western Championships Cincinnati, Ohio, US (Grren Clay)
Venue: Queen City Racquet Club

*part of the Commercial Union Grand Prix.
Prize Money= $42, 500 US

Draw=32

1R: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Cathie Anderson 6-0 6-3
1R: Ann Lebedeff d Linda Rupert 7-6 6-1
1R: Sue Stap d Anne Phillips-Moore 6-1 6-0
1R: Brenda Kirk [5] d Andrea Voikos default
1R: Tina Watanabe d Suzanne Gray 6-4 6-4
1R: Nathalie Fuchs [8] d Pat Bostrom 4-6 6-1 6-1
1R: Jane Stratton d Sashi Sampathi 6-4 6-1
1R: Pat Pretorius [4] d Diane Parker 6-2 6-0

1R: Margaret Smith Court [3] d Daphne Botha Pattison 6-1 6-0
1R: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Janet Haas 6-3 6-0
1R: Ana Maria Pinto Bravo d Sharon Walsh [7] 6-4 6-3
1R: Isabel Fernandez d Marion Proisy 6-1 6-3
1R: Fiorella Bonicelli d Linda Wild 6-0 6-2
1R: Janice Metcalf [6] d Kathy Kraft 6-3 6-3
1R: Sandy Stap d Mary Hotchkiss 6-1 6-1
1R: Linda Tuero [2] d Kathy Greeter 6-1 6-0

2R: Goolagong [1] d Lebedeff 6-0 6-2
2R: Stap d Kirk [5] 6-2 6-1
2R: Fuchs [8] d Watanabe 6-1 6-2
2R: Pretorius [4] d Stratton 6-3 1-6 6-1

2R: Court [3] d Sawamatsu 6-4 6-3
2R: Fernandez d Pinto Bravo 6/4-6/4
2R: Metcalf [6] d Bonicelli 4-6 7-6 6-2
2R: Tuero [2] d Stap 6-1 6-0

QF: Goolagong [1] d Stap 6-1 6-0
QF: Fuchs [8] d Pretorius [4] 3-6 6-3 7-6 (5-3)
QF: Court [3] d Fernandez 6-3 6-4
QF: Tuero [2] d Metcalf [6] 6-3 6-2

SF: Goolagong [1] d Fuchs [8] 6-0 6-2
SF: Court [3] d Tuero [2] 6-4 6-0

FI: Margaret Court [3] d Evonne Goolagong [1] 3-6 6-2 7-5

Doubles (Draw=12)

1R: Kirk/Pretorius [2]-bye
1R: Bostrom/Lebedeff d Haas/Kraft 6-1 6-2
1R: Stap/Stap d Anderson/Flo Blanchard 6-0 6-3
1R: Rupert/Sawamatsu-bye
1R: Fuchs/Pinto-Bravo d Mary Hotchkiss/Watanabe 6-1 6-2
1R: Bonicelli/Fernandez d Tuero/Walsh 6-4 6-4
1R: Metcalf/Stratton-bye
1R: Court/Goolagong [1]-bye

QF: Kirk/Pretorius [2] d Bostrom/Lebedeff 6-4 6-2
QF: Rupert/Sawamatsu d Stap/Stap default
QF: Bonicelli/Fernandez d Fuchs/Pinto-Bravo 6-3 4-6 6-2
QF: Court/Goolagong [1] d Metcalf/Stratton 7-6 6-3

SF: Kirk/Pretorius [2] d Rupert/Sawamatsu 4-6 6-4 6-3
SF: Court/Goolagong [1] d Bonicelli/Fernandez 6-0 6-4

FI: Margaret Court/Evonne Goolagong [1] d Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius [2] 6-4 6-1

Court took home $4,000 US for winning her first tournament since coming back-the only mother in the Open era to do so. It looked unlikely as Evonne led 5-3 in the third. It was then that Court hit more to her forehand. Margaret saved a break point when she served it out at 6-5. Two weeks ago, I thought I would never win the first tournament I entered.I never expected to do this well so quickly."

Evonne: "It just shows what a champion Margaret is. She's been away from tennis for over a year and she's behind in the third set but she still comes back and wins."

Court notes her serve is better and believes she's dropped some weight-losing aobut 10 pouns to get down to 142.

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July 31 -August 6 Brummana International, Beirut, Lebanon (Clay)

SF: Sonja Pachta d R Menassa 6-0 6-0
SF: Julie Anthony d M Aboudiab 6-3 6-0

FI: Sonja Pachta d Julie Anthony 6-4 3-6 6-4

MX: Julie Anthony/Ed Mandarino (Sp) d Sonja Pachta/Byron Bertram (SA) 6-4 6-2

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ends August 5 Green Shield Northumberland, Jesmond, Newcastle, England, UK

FI: Wendy Slaughter d Sue Hole (Aus) 7-5 6-2

DF: Sue Hole (Aus)/Wendy Slaughter d M Collingworth/E Graham 6-3 6-1

MX: Sue Hole (Aus)/Torben Ulrich (Den) d Wendy Slaugher/Ray Keldie (Aus) 6-2 6-3

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ends August 5 Embassy Tournament, Stourbridge, England, UK

FI: Lesley Charles d Sue Mappin 6-4 6-4

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:42 PM
Week of August 7-13


August 7-13 United States National Clay Courts Championships Indianapolis, Indiana (Green Clay)

Prize money= $60,000 US (combined men and women)
*Part of the Commerical Union Grand Prix

Qualifying (in Middletown, Ohio, August 4-8)

Q1: Wendy Appleby d Maricaye Christensen 6-2 4-6 6-4
Q1: Isabel Fernandez d Roylee Bailey 6-1 6-2
Q1: Margie Cooper d Patti Ann Reese 7-5 7-5
Q1: Sharon Banzhaf d Shashi Sampathi 6-1 6-2
Q1: Lindsey Beaven d Bunny Smith 6-1 6-2
Q1: Sue Vinton d Shari Barman 6-2 6-1
Q1: Nathalie Fuchs d Jane Stratton 6-4 7-5
Q1: Birgitta Lindstrom (Fin) d Ann Lebedeff 7-5 6-3

Q1: Bonnie Logan d D Parker 7-5 6-3
Q1: Pat Bostrom d Mary Mclean 7-6 3-6 6-3
Q1: Pat Faulkner d Mary Hotchkiss 6-4 6-1
Q1: Fiorella Bonicelli d Vicki Smouse 6-1 6-4
Q1: Cathie Anderson d B Barnes 6-2 6-0
Q1: Janice Metcalf d Tam O' Shaughnessy 6-0 6-3
Q1: Kathy Blake d Janet Haas 7-5 6-1

Q2: Lany Kaligis d Judy Alvarez 6-2 2-6 6-4
Q2: Tina Watanabe d Judy Thompson 6-2 4-6 6-0
Q2: Kristien Kemmer d M Terry 6-0 6-1
Q2: Appleby d S Rupert 6-4 6-0
Q2: Fernandez d Cooper 6-3 6-0
Q2: Beaven d Banzhaf 6-2 6-0
Q2: Fuchs d Vinton 6-1 6-0
Q2: Lindstrom d Daphne Botha Pattison default

Q2: Logan d Bostrom 6-4 6-3
Q2: Bonicelli d Faulkner 7-5 6-1
Q2: Metcalf d Anderson 6-3 6-1
Q2: Blake d Connie Pearson 6-0 6-1
Q2: Kathy Kraft d Jade Schiffman 2-6 6-1 6-2
Q2: Pam Austin d Lourdes Diaz Ponce 6-2 6-1
Q2: Becky Vest d Madeleine Pegel 6-1 7-6

Q3: Kaligis d Watanabe 6-2 6-2
Q3: Kemmer d Appleby 2-6 6-2 6-4
Q3: Fernandez d Beaven 6-3 6-3
Q3: Fuchs d Lindstrom 6-4 7-5

Q3: Bonicelli d Logan 6-3 6-1
Q3: Metcalf d Blake 6-2 7-6
Q3: Kraft d Giscafre 2-5 7-5 6-3
Q3: Vest d Austin 6-4 1-6 6-0

Main Draw=32


1R: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Nathalie Fuchs [Q] 6-3 6-0
1R: Isabel Fernandez [Q] d Kerry Harris 2-6 6-0 6-0
1R: Pat Walkden Pretorius [5] d Esme Emanuel 2-6 6-0 6-3
1R: Brenda Kirk d Sharon Walsh 6-2 6-4
1R: Linda Tuero [4] d Kathy Kraft [Q] 6-3 6-1
1R: Fiorella Bonicelli [Q] d Laura Rossouw 6-4 6-4
1R: Julie Heldman [7] d Becky Vest [Q] 7-6 6-1
1R: Jeanne Evert d Barbara Downs 6-2 6-3

1R: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Cynthi Sieler Doerner 6-4 6-1
1R: Pam Teeguarden [8] d Jill Cooper default
1R: Margaret Smith Court [3] d Ceci Martinez 6-2 6-0
1R: Wendy Gilchrist d Marcie Louie 6-3 3-6 6-4
1R: Lita Liem d Janice Metcalf [Q] 7-5 3-6 6-3
1R: Lesley Hunt [6] d Kristien Kemmer [Q] 6-2 6-0
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo 7-6 7-6
1R: Chris Evert [2] d Lany Kaligis [Q] 6-0 6-0

2R: Goolagong [1] d Fernandez [Q] 6-0 6-2
2R: Pretorius [5] d Kirk 6-3 6-4
2R: Tuero [4] d Bonicelli [Q] 6-4 2-6 6-2
2R: Heldman [7] d J Evert 3-6 6-1 6-1

2R: Teeguarden [8] d Sawamatsu 7-5 7-5
2R: Court [3] d Gilchrist 6-1 6-4
2R: Hunt [6] d Liem 5-7 6-4 6-3
2R: Evert [2] d Molesworth 6-3 6-0

QF: Goolagong [1] d Pretorius [5] 6-4 7-6
QF: Tuero [4] d Heldman [7] 7-5 0-6 6-3
QF: Court [3] d Teeguarden [8] 6-1 6-0
QF: Evert [2] d Hunt [6] 6-1 6-0

SF: Goolagong [1] d Tuero 6-3 6-2
SF: Evert [2] d Court [3] 6-3 7-6 (5-2)

FI: Chris Evert [2] d Evonne Goolagong [1] 7-6 (5-2) 6-1

Doubles

1R: Gilchrist/Walsh d Evert/Evert 6-2 6-2

SF: Court/Teeguarden [2] d Bonicelli/Fernandez 6-2 3-6 6-1
SF: Goolagong/Hunt [1] d Heldman/Tuero 6-2 6-0

FI: Evonne Goolagong/Lesely Hunt [1] d Margaret Court/Pam Teeguarden [2] 6-2 6-1*

Draw note: According to the NYT is is Court/Teeguarden who are #1 seeds-with Goolagong/Hunt at #2.

Evert wins a televised final going away in set two. The first set was quite another tale, as Goolagong rushed out to a 5-0 led. Evonne had a set point on serve at 5-2. After losing the tiebreak the aussie only wins 1 more game. As an amateur Chris turns down the $5,000 top prize. The top prize for the men was $8,000.

World Tennis wrote that the women totally overshadowed the men here. Even the first round doubles match of the Evert sisters got a standing room only crowd. The magazine said that "while Mrs Court played admirably after a one year layoff and only two weks of competition, she found it hard to concentrate and was still not moving well."

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Ends August 10 Sportface Satellite Middletown Ohio (Indoors on Sportface)

Draw=25

1R: Wendy Appleby-bye
1R: Madeleine Pegel d M Terry 4-6 6-1 6-0
1R: Patti Ann Reese-bye
1R: Bonnie Logan d Roylee Bailey 6-2 6-0
1R: Kathy Blake d Vicki Smouse 6-7 7-6 6-0
1R: Mary McLean d Maricaye Christensen 6-1 7-5
1R: Bunny Smith d B Barnes 6-4 6-1
1R: Lindsay Beaven-bye

1R: Raquel Giscafre-bye
1R: Jade Schiffman d Lourdes Diaz Ponce 6-7 7-5 6-2
1R: Cathie Anderson-bye
1R: Shari Barman-bye
1R: Pam Austin-bye
1R: Judy Alvarez d Connie Pearson 6-1 6-1
1R: Margie Cooper d Judy Thompson 6-0 6-1
1R: Birgitta Lindstrom d Sharon Banzhaf 6-2 6-0

2R: Pegel d Appleby default
2R: Reese d Logan 7-5 7-6
2R: Blake d Mclean 6-4 6-2
2R: Beaven d Smith 7-5 6-1

2R: Giscafre d Schiffman 7-5 6-3
2R: Anderson d Barman 6-4 6-1
2R: Alvarez d Austin 6-7 6-3 6-0
2R: Lindstrom d Cooper 6-1 6-4

QF: Reese d Pegel 6-7 6-2 6-0
QF: Blake d Beaven 6-3 6-4
QF: Giscafre d Anderson 6-3 6-1
QF: Alvarez d Lindstrom 6-4 6-2

SF: Blake d Reese 6-3 7-5
SF: Alvarez d Giscafre 2-6 6-1 6-4

FI: Kathy Blake d Judy Alvarez 4-6 6-1 6-1

Note that according to Ugarte the US Clay qualies are also in Middleton, Ohio. From the looks of the draws losers in the US Clay qualies went on to compete in this sattelite event.
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August 7-12 Green Shield Ilkley Tournament, United Kingdom

QF: Lesley Charles d Lesley Wellerman 6-2 6-3
QF: Lindsay Blachford d Penny Moor 7-5 6-1
QF: Sue Hole d Jenny Helliar 7-5 4-6 6-3
QF: Wendy Slaughter d Denise Staniszewski 6-4 6-1

SF: Charles d Blachford 6-4 2-6 6-4
SF: Slaughter d Hole 6-1 3-6 6-1

FI: Wendy Slaughter d Lesley Charles 6-4 6-3

DF: Lindsay Blachford/Lesley Charles d Penny Moor/Wendy Slaughter 1-6 6-4 6-1

MX: Jenny Helliar/Alan Fawcett (Rhod) d Sue Hole (Aus)/John Yuill (SA) 6-2 8-6
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August 9-13, 4th European Amateurs Championship Hungary, Budapest (Clay)
Venue: Margaret Island

Draw=26

1R: Olga Morozva (USSR)-bye
1R: Yulia Berberian (Bul) d. Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) 6-0 3-6 6-2
1R: Erzsebet Szell-bye
1R: Rosalba Vido (Ity) d. Martina Navratilova (Cz) 3-6 6-3 8-6
1R: Zaiga Yansone (USSR)-bye
1R: Miroslava Kozeluhova (CZ) d. Veronika Koch (East Ger) 3-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Szörényi d. Moskova (Bul) 6-2 6-0
1R: Wieczorek (Pol) d. Pruvot (Frn) 6-0 6-1

1R: Renata Tomanova (Cz)-bye
1R: Katalin Borka (Hun) d. Wlahovicz (Pol) 6-0 6-1
1R: Marina Kroshina (USSR)-bye
1R: Winkens (Ger) d. Monica Giorgi (Ity) 6-3 6-2
1R: Miroslava Kozeluhova (Cz) d. Éva Szabó 3-6 6-3 9-7
1R: Barbara Kral (Pol) d. Maria Nasuelli (Ity) 6-3 6-4
1R: Brochard (Frn) d. Wagner (Lux) 6-3 6-3
1R: Yevgenia Biryukova (USSR)-bye

2R: Morozova d. Berberian 6-1 6-4
2R: Széll d. Vido 6-0 6-1
2R: Kozeluhova d. Yansone 6-1 3-6 6-2
2R: Szörényi d. Wieczorek 6-3 6-4

2R: Borka d. Tomanova 6-2 6-2
2R: Kroshina d. Winkens 6-1 6-3
2R: Kral d. Kuzelova 7-5 6-3
2R: Biryukova d. Brochard 6-3 6-3

QF: Morozova d. Széll 6-1 6-2
QF: Kozeluhova d. Szörényi 7-5 6-0
QF: Kroshina d. Borka 6-2 4-6 6-3
QF: Biryukova d. Krall 6-4 6-2

SF: Morozova d. Kozeluhova 6-4 6-0
SF: Kroshina d. Biryukova 3-6 6-4 7-5

FI: Marina Kroshina d. Olga Morozova 1-6 6-2 6-2

3rd place: Biryukova d. Kozeluhova 1-6 6-2 7-5

Doubles (Draw=13)

1R: Kral/Wieczorek (Pol) d. Berberian/Moskova (Bul) 6-3 9-7
1R: KOCH (East Ger)/ Vido (Ity) d. Kuzelova/Kozeluhova (Cz) 5-7 6-3 6-0
1R: Biryukova/Kroshina (USSR) d. Eisterlehner /Winkens (Ger) 8-6 6-2
1R: Szabó/Széll d. Brochard/Pruvot (Frn) 6-4 6-0
1R: Navratilova/Tomanova (Cz) d. Wlochowicz (POL) / Wagner (LUX) 6-3 9-9*

QF: Morozova/Yansone d. Kral/Wieczorek 6-1 6-4
QF: Szabó/Széll d. Giorgi/Nasuelli 2-6 6-1 6-3
QF: Biryukova/Kroshina d. Koch/Vido 6-1 6-1
QF: Borka/Szörényi d. Navratilova/Tomanova 1-6 10-8 6-3

SF: Morozova/Yansone d. Szabó/Széll 2-6 6-1 6-3
SF: Biryukova/Kroshina d. Borka/Szörényi 6-0 1-6 6-2

FI: Olga Morozova/Yansone d. Yevgenia Biryukova/Marina Kroshina 6-1 6-1

Mixed Doubles (Draw=14)

1R: Tomanova/Piseczky d. Pruvot/Garini 6-4 6-4
1R: Navratilova/Hutka d. Eisterlehner /Gottschalk 6-1 6-2
1R: Szabó/Machán d. Moskova/Haradau 6-3 6-3
1R: Kral/Fibak d. Giorgi/Bonaiti 6-4 6-4

1R: Wieczorek/Nowicki d. Nasuelli/Matteoli 3-6 6-3 6-1
1R: Szörényi/Taróczy d. Koch/Emmrich 10-8 6-3
1R: Biryukova/Lihatsev d. Bochard/Santei 6-2 6-3

QF: Szabo/Machán d. Krall / Fibak 6-2 6-1
QF: Wieczorek/Nowicki d. Szörényi / Taróczy 3-6 7-5 6-0
The other 2 QF scores weren't given.

SF: Morozova/Metreveli d. Szabó/Machán 6-4 6-4
SF: Biryukova /Lihatsev d. Wieczorek/Nowicki 4-6 6-0 6-0

FI: Olga Morozova/Alex Metreveli d. Yelena Biryukova/Lihatsev 6-3 6-4

Szörényi led Kozeluhova 5-2 in their QF.

One 1R doubles was suspended due to darkness. Navratilova and Tomanova won the enxt day, but the final score wasn't reported.

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Ends August 16 Grado Tournament, Grado, Italy (Clay)

FI: Alena Palmeova-West d Michelle Rodriguez 6-3 6-3
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Ends August 14 Ontario Open Tournament Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

FI: Janice Tindle d Susan Stone 4-6 6-2 6-2

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:42 PM
Week of August 14-20

August 14-20 Virginia Slims Of Denver , Denver,Colorado, US (Hard)
Venue: South Denver High School Tennis Stadium

Prize Money= $25,000
Part of the WT Pro tour.

Qualifiying (August 12-14)

Q1: Laura Dupont d Kathy Blake 7-6 5-7 6-4
Q1: Vicki Smouse d Carol Baily 6-3 6-1
Q1: Birgitta Lindstrom d Becky Vest 3-6 6-0 6-1
Q1: Patti Ann Reese d Sue Knott 6-0 6-3
Q1: Stephanie De Fina Johnson d Wendy Appleby 6-3 6-1
Q1: Tam O' Shaughnessy d Madeleine Pegel 6-3 1-6 6-2
Q1: Lany Kaligis d Jade Schiffman 6-4 6-4
Q1: Judy Alvarez d Nancy Rudd 6-2 6-0

Q1: Betty Ann Hansen d Tracy Tempest 6-3 6-0
Q1: Pat Cody d Debbie Pruitt 6-0 6-3
Q1: Kristien Kemmer d Margie Cooper 6-3 6-4
Q1: Bonnie Logan d Shari Barman 6-4 6-3
Q1: Raquel Giscafre d E Mcphail 6-2 6-4
Q1: Lindsey Beaven d Maricaye Christensen 7-6 3-6 6-4
Q1: Sherril Pruitt d Judy Thompson 6-4 6-0

Q2: Dupont d Smouse 6-4 6-1
Q2: Lindstrom d Reese 6-2 7-6
Q2: Johnson d O' Shaughnessy 6-3 6-0
Q2: Kaligis d Alvarez 6-3 6-4

Q2: Hansen d Cody 7-5 6-3
Q2: Logan d Kemmer 6-3 6-3
Q2: Giscafre d Mary Sypert 6-0 6-4
Q2: Beaven d Pruitt 6-3 6-1

Main Draw=32

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Raquel Giscafre [Q] 6-1 6-3
1R: Karen Krantzcke d Ceci Martinez 6-3 7-6
1R: Julie Heldman d Betty Ann Hansen [Q] 6-4 6-3
1R: Laura Rossouw d Helen Gourlay [8] 3-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Kerry Melville [5] d Lany Kaligis [Q] 6-2 6-3
1R: Lesley Hunt d Bonnie Logan [Q] 6-2 6-1
1R: Pam Teeguarden d Kerry Harris 6-2 6-2
1R: Francoise Durr [4] d Esme Emanuel 6-1 6-0

1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [3] d Laura Dupont [Q] 6-3 6-1
1R: Barbara Downs d Wendy Gilchrist 3-6 6-1 6-1
1R: Kristy Pigeon d Lita Liem 6-1 6-4
1R: Wendy Overton [6] d Lindsey Beaven [Q] 7-5 6-1
1R: Val Ziegenfuss [7] d Cynthia Sieler Doerner 4-6 7-5 6-0
1R: Stephanie De Fina Johnson [Q] d Corinne Molesworth 7-6 6-4
1R: Birgitta Lindstrom [Q] d Marcie Louie 2-6 6-2 7-5
1R: Jill Cooper d Rosie Casals [2] 6-4 6-2

2R: King [1] d Krantzcke 6-4 6-3
2R: Heldman d Rossouw 6-4 6-3
2R: Hunt d Melville [5] 1-6 6-0 6-3
2R: Durr [4] d Teeguarden 2-6 6-3 7-6 (5-2)

2R: Gunter [3] d Downs 6-1 6-1
2R: Pigeon d Overton [6] 6-4 6-2
2R: Ziegenfuss [7] d Johnson [Q] 6-2 6-2
2R: J Cooper d Lindstrom [Q] 7-6 6-2

QF: King [1] d Heldman 6-1 1-6 6-3
QF: Hunt d Durr [4] 6-1 1-6 6-3
QF: Gunter [3] d Pigeon 6-2 6-2
QF: Ziegenfuss [7] d J Cooper 7-5 6-2

SF: King [1] d Hunt 6-4 6-3
SF: Gunter [3] d Ziegenfuss [7] 6-2 6-3

FI: Nancy Gunter [3] d Billie Jean King [1] 1-6 6-4 6-4

3rd place: Val Ziegenfuss d Lesley Hunt 6-3 6-4

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Kaligis/Liem d Alvarez/Molesworth 6-3 3-6 7-6
1R: Downs/Gilchrist d Beaven/J Cooper 2-6 6-4 6-4
1R: Heldman/Pigeon d Blake/Johnson 6-3 2-6 6-1
1R: Gourlay/Krantzcke d Emanuel/Martinez 6-4 6-7 6-3

1R: Durr/Hunt [1] d Giscafre/Lindstrom 6-1 6-2
1R: Harris/Melville d Doerner/Dupont 6-2 6-3
1R: Rossouw/Teeguarden d Logan/M Cooper 6-2 6-0
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Appleby/O'Shaughnessy 6-4 6-2

QF: Kaligis/Liem d Downs/Gilchrist 6-4 6-4
QF: Gourlay/Krantzcke d Heldman/Pigeon 7-5 6-2
QF: Durr/Hunt [1] d Harris/Melville 6-2 2-6 6-3
QF: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Rossouw/Teeguarden 6-2 7-6

SF: Gourlay/Krantzcke d Kaligis/Liem 6-7 6-3 6-2
SF: Durr/Hunt [1] d Rossouw/Teeguarden 6-2 6-3

FI: Francoise Durr/Lesley Hunt [1] d Helen Gourlay/Karen Krantzcke 6-0 6-3

A slow resurfaced court compensates for the the high altitude in Denver, which tends to make the ball fly. Rain plagues the event early in the week. In an effort to catch up the 1R match between Richey and Dupont was held indoors.

The 1R sees a huge upset, with Brit Jill Cooper sending #2 seeds Casals packing in straight sets. In the next round Durr narrowly avoids the same fate by saving a match point at 5-6 in the third.

Favorites King and Gunter both get to the final-it's their 6th match this year. Nancy clawed to a win, tying their head to head at 3-3 for 1972 and regaining the lead in the Slims tour money rankings.

Billie Jean shot out to a 6-1 1-0 30-15 lead. After dropping the first game of the match she seized the next 7. Holding on grimly as is her wont, the tough Texan got to 1-1 when the match got interesting. First there was a five minute break to locate new balls. King had a point for 5-4 but got broken, and Nancy served the enxt game out at love to tie matters. Upset with some line calls in the seconf set, Mrs King demanded that a linesman be replaced. He wasn't, and King lost her serve after 3 deuces in the opening game of the third. Noticing the offending linesman was still around really set her off, and she complained throughout the third set. Gunter got broken when leading 3-1, but manged 2 more breaks to run out the match.

The crowd of 2,000 was firmly in King's corner despite her outbursts, prompting her to call them her "all-time audience in ten years...they were really good to me, I'll never forget it."

Top prize in Denver was $6,000.

The BBC does a documentary on the tour filmed in Denver. The show was produced and narrated by Vincent Harra.

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August 14-20 Rothmans Canadian Open, Toronto, Canada (Green Clay)
Venue: Toronto Cricket, Curling, and Skating Club

Prize Money= $72,600 US (combined)
Part of the Commercial Union Grand Prix

Draw=28

1R: Margaret Smith Court [2]-bye
1R: Sue Minford-bye
1R: Andree Martin d Brenda Kirk 2-6 6-2 6-4
1R: Janice Tindle d Patti Hogan [6] 6-4 3-6 6-4
1R: Nathalie Fuchs [7] d Anne Phillips-Moore 6-0 6-0
1R: Sharon Walsh d Isabel Fernandez 6-4 4-6 6-3
1R: Barbara Hawcroft d Vicki Berner 6-4 6-1
1R: Virginia Wade [3] d Rosalba Vido 6-1 6-2

1R: Linda Tuero [4] d Barbara Brankovsky 6-1 6-1
1R: Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo d Sally Hudson-Beck 7-6 6-2
1R: Maria Nasuelli d Susan Stone 7-5 6-2
1R: Fiorella Bonicelli [8] d Maria Guzman 6-1 6-2
1R: Pat Walkden Pretorius [5] d Nicole Boucher 6-2 6-2
1R: Daphne Botha Pattison d Pat Faulkner 6-2 6-0
1R: Kazuko Sawamatsu-bye
1R: Evonne Goolagong [1]-bye

2R: Court [2] d Minford 6-2 6-0
2R: Martin d Tindle 6-0 6-3
2R: Fuchs [7] d Walsh 6-2 6-2
2R: Wade [3] d Hawcroft 6-2 6-4

2R: Tuero [4] d Pinto Bravo 6-0 6-0
2R: Bonicelli [8] d Nasuelli 6-4 4-6 6-4
2R: Pretorius [5] d Pattison 6-4 6-2
2R: Goolagong [1] d Sawamatsu 6-3 6-1

QF: Court [2] d Martin 6-1 6-2
QF: Wade [3] d Fuchs [7] 4-6 7-5 6-2
QF: Tuero [4] d Bonicelli [8] 6-4 6-2
QF: Goolagong [1] d Pretorius [5] 6-3 6-3

SF: Wade [3] d Court [2] 6-3 1-6 6-3
SF: Goolagong [1] d Tuero [4] 6-3 6-2

FI: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Virginia Wade [3] 6-3 6-1

Doubles (Draw=14)

1R: Tuero/Wade-bye
1R: Fuchs/Pinto-Bravo d Stone/Tindle 6-3 3-6 6-3
1R: Kirk/Pretotius [2] d Hawcroft/Sawamatsu 6-2 5-7 7-5
1R: Bonicelli/Fernandez d Brankovshy/Martin 6-2 6-2

1R: Berner/Faulkner d Nasuelli/Vido 6-1 7-6
1R: Hogan/Walsh d Guzman/Pattison 5-7 7-5 6-3
1R: Hudson-Beck/Minford d Boucher/Phillips 6-1 6-3
1R: Court/Goolagong [2]-bye

QF: Tuero/Wade d Fuchs/Pinto-Bravo 6-2 6-4
QF: Kirk/Pretorius [2] d Bonicelli/Fernandez 6-2 6-1
QF: Hogan/Walsh d Berner/Faulkner 6-2 6-1
QF: Court/Goolagong [1] d Hudson-Beck/Minford 6-0 6-1

SF: Kirk/Pretorius [2] d Tuero/Wade 6-0 6-1
SF: Court/Goolagong [1] d Hogan/Walsh 7-5 6-0

FI: Margaret Court/Evonne Goolagong [1] d Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius [2] 3-6 6-3 7-5


Wade barely made it past Fuchs, who led 6-4 5-5 and 0-40 on Wade's serve. Virginia scores a notable win in beating Margaret Court for only the 3rd time in 20 meetings. The key game is at 3-3, turning into an 8 deuce struggle that sees Wade save 4 break points and win on her 5th game point. The New York Times credits her with "Brilliant lobs".

The final is a cakewalk for Evonne, perhaps due in part to Wade's mental fatigue from upsetting Court. The other half of the equation is Evonne's "near perfection", according to the NYT. "The Australian was deadly at the net, where she caught Miss Wade out of position several times." It was all over in 47 minutes.

Top prize was $4,400 for Goolagong. Men's winner Ilie Nastase took home $11,000

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ends August 19 Moscow International, Moscow, Russia, USSR

2R: Olga Morozova d Veronika Koch (East Ger) 3-6 6-4 6-0
2R: Yevgenia Biryukova d Barbara Kral (Pol) 6-2 6-3
2R: Janet Newberry (US) d Zaiga Yansone 3-6 6-4 6-0
2R: Miroslava Holubova (Cz) d Yevgenia Izopaitis 6-3 6-4

QF: Morozova d Judith Szorenyi (Hun) default
QF: Anna Yeremeyeva d Biryukova 6-4 1-6 6-2
QF: Newberry d Mona Schallau (US) 3-6 6-2 6-4
QF: Marina Kroshina d Holubova 6-4 8-6

SF: Morozova d Yeremeyeva 6-2 7-5
SF: Kroshina d Newberry ????

FI: Olga Morozova d Marina Kroshina 8-6 6-2

Doubles

SF: Morozova/Yansone d Kral/Holubova 6-2 6-1
SF: Biryukova/Kroshina d Newberry/Schallau 7-9 6-1 6-4

FI: Olga Morozova/Zaiga Yansone d Evgenia Biryukova/Marina Kroshina 4-6 7-5 7-5

MX: Evgenia Biryukova/Sergei Likhachev d Olga Morozova/Vladimir Korotkov 6-4 6-4

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August 14-20 Dutch National Championships

FI: Betty Stove d Elly Appel 0-6 6-1 6-2

DF: Betty Stove/Waurman d Ada Bakker/Marijke Schaar 6-2 6-2

Limited to Dutch nationals.

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August 14-19 US National Women's Amateur Grass Court Championships Wilmington, Delaware, US (Grass)
Venue: Wilmington Country Club

Draw=32

1R: Laurie Fleming [2] d Lee Connelly 6-1 6-0
1R: Gretchen Spruance d Daryl Gralka 6-1 7-6
1R: Mary O' Keefe d Betsy Nagelsen 1-6 7-6 6-2
1R: Laurie Tenney [5] d Bev Barger 6-2 6-3
1R: Linda Rupert d Sue Mehmedbasich 6-3 6-2
1R: Jane Kincaid d Lourdes Diaz Ponce 6-2 6-2
1R: Robin Tenney d Louise Gengler default
1R: Jane Stratton [7] d Bev Buckley 6-4 6-2

1R: Janice Metcalf d Sandy Stap 7-5 6-2
1R: Carrie Meyer d Claudia Smith 7-5 6-2
1R: Brenda Garcia d Carrie Fleming 6-3 6-2
1R: Pat Bostrom d Kathy Kraft 6-2 6-1
1R: Gina Diaz Ponce d Mimi Kanarek 6-3 6-0
1R: Ann Kiyomura d Betsy Butler 6-7 6-1 6-3
1R: Marjorie Gengler d Ann Lebedeff 7-6 (5-4) 6-0
1R: Marita Redondo [1] d Janet Haas 6-2 6-1

2R: L Fleming [2] d Spruance 6-3 6-0
2R: O' Keefe d L Tenney [5] 6-3 6-4
2R: Rupert d Kincaid 6-7 6-3 6-2
2R: Stratton [7] d R Tenney 6-7 (4-5) 7-6 (5-2) 7-6 (5-3)

2R: Metcalf d Meyer 6-3 2-6 6-2
2R: Garcia d Bostrom 6-2 6-3
2R: Kiyomura d Diaz Ponce 6-1 6-0
2R: Redondo [1] d Gengler 6-1 6-2

QF: L Fleming [2] d O'Keefe 6-2 6-4
QF: Rupert d Stratton [7] 6-3 6-4
QF: Metcalf d Garcia 6-3 6-3
QF: Redondo [1] d Kiyomura 6-1 6-3

SF: L Fleming [2] d Rupert 6-2 6-4
SF: Redondo [1] d Metcalf 6-2 6-2

FI: Marita Redondo [1] d Laurie Fleming [2] 7-6 3-6 6-2

DF: Pat Bostrom/Ann Lebedeff d Janice Metcalf/Linda Rupert 2-6 6-3 6-1

Stratton survived 2 match points down 5-6 in the third in beating Robin Tenney. Both match balls were salvaged with volley winners.
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August 14-20, German Closed Championships, Braunschweig (Clay)

FI: Helga Niessen Masthoff d. Katja Burgemeister Ebbinghaus 6-1 5-7 6-4

DF: Helga Niessen Masthoff/Heide Schildknecht Orth d. Burgemeister Ebbinghaus/Edith Winkens 6-2 6-2

MX: Niessen Masthoff/Hans-Jurgen Pohmann d. Heide Schildknecht Orth/Hans-Joachim Plotz 6-0 1-6 6-2

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:43 PM
Week of August 21-27


August 22-26 Virginia Slims Of Newport Rhode Island (Grass)
Venue: Newport Casino


Prize money= $18,000
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying* (August 20-21)

Q1: Raquel Giscafre d Bunny Smith 6-3 3-6 2-0
Q1: Birgitta Lindstrom d Valerie Scott 6-1 6-0
Q1: Bonnie Logan d Andrea Voikos 6-4 4-6 2-1
Q1: Vicky Smouse d Sue Vinton 6-3 1-6 2-1
Q1: Jill Schwikert d D Bicknell 6-0 7-5
Q1: Wendy Appleby d Margie Cooper 1-6 6-2 2-1
Q1: Vicki Berner d Ann Flint 7-5 0-6 2-0
Q1: Sue Minford d Joy Schwikert 7-5 7-5

Q2: Kathy Kuykendall d Becky Vest 6-3 6-3
Q2: Lany Kaligis d Sue Pritula 6-4 2-6 2-1
Q2: Madeleine Pegel d Marcie Louie default
Q2: Giscafre d Jade Schiffman 6-2 7-5
Q2: Judy Alvarez d Lindstrom 6-3 6-1
Q2: Mona Schallau d Logan 6-1 6-0
Q2: Barbara Hawcroft d Shari Barman 6-2 6-3
Q2: Janet Newberry d Smouse 6-2 7-5

Q2: Ceci Martinez d Salli Hudson Beck 6-4 6-3
Q2; Pam Austin d Tam O' Shaughnessy 7-6 6-1
Q2: Kerry Harris d Schwikert 6-1 6-1
Q2: Lindsey Beaven d Roylee Bailey 6-1 6-1
Q2: Kathy Blake d Sharon Banzhaf 6-2 7-5
Q2: Berner d Appleby 2-6 6-3 6-1
Q2: Patty Ann Reese d Mary Mclean 6-2 7-5
Q2: Cynthia Doerner d Minford 6-2 6-3


Q3: Kuykendall d Kaligis 6-4 6-0
Q3: Giscafre d Pegel 6-1 6-4
Q3: Schallau d Alvarez 6-2 6-4
Q3: Newberry d Hawcroft 6-3 2-6 2-0

Q3: Martinez d Austin 7-6 6-4
Q3: Harris d Beaven 6-4 6-2
Q3: Blake d Berner 6-3 6-3
Q3: Doerner d Reese 6-2 6-2

Main Draw=32

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Esme Emanuel 6-0 6-2
1R: Betty Stove d Janet Newberry [Q] 6-2 6-4
1R: Pam Teeguarden d Ceci Martinez 6-4 6-3
1R: Raquel Giscafre [Q] d Val Ziegenfuss [8] 7-5 7-6
1R: Francoise Durr [5] d Mona Schallau 6-2 6-4
1R: Julie Heldman d Kathy Blake 6-1 7-5
1R: Kristy Pigeon d Helen Gourlay 3-6 6-4 2-0 *(Vass)
1R: Kerry Melville [4] d Laura Dupont 6-1 6-2

1R: Rosie Casals [3] Barbara Downs 7-5 6-1
1R: Lesley Hunt d Jeanne Evert 7-5 6-3
1R: Karen Krantzcke d Kathy Kuykendall 6-4 6-4
1R: Margaret Smith Court d Wendy Gilchrist 6-1 6-1
1R: Wendy Overton [7] d Jill Cooper 6-4 7-5
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Cynthia Doerner 6-2 6-2
1R: Laura Rossouw d Lita Liem 6-4 6-2
1R: Chris Evert [2] d Kerry Harris 6-1 6-4

2R: King [1] d Stove 6-2 6-0
2R: Teeguarden d Giscafre 6-2 6-3
2R: Heldman d Durr [5] 6-1 6-3
2R: Melville [4] d Pigeon 6-2 6-2

2R: Casals [3] d Hunt 6-4 7-6
2R: Court [6] d Krantzcke 6-4 6-4
2R: Overton [7] d Molesworth 7-5 6-3
2R: Evert [2] d Rossouw 6-2 6-4

QF: King [1] d Teeguarden 7-5 6-0
QF: Heldman d Melville [4] 6-3 6-2
QF: Court [6] d Casals [3] 6-3 6-4
QF: Evert [2] d Overton [7] 6-1 7-6 (5-1)

SF: King [1] d Heldman 6-0 6-3
SF: Court [6] d Evert [2] 6-3 6-0

FI: Margaret Court [6] d Billie Jean King [1] 6-4 6-1

3rd Place: Chris Evert [2] d Julie Heldman 6-1 6-0

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Casals/King [1] d Kuykendall/Marcie Louie 6-1 6-2
1R: Heldman/Pigeon d Doerner/Molesworth 6-2 7-6
1R: Evert/Evert d Gourlay/Krantzcke default
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss [4] d Rossouw/Teguarden 6-4 4-6 2-0 *(Vass)

1R: Court/Hunt [3] d Emanuel/Martinez 6-2 6-1
1R: Blake/Newberry d Doerner/Giscafre 6-2 2-6 6-1
1R: Dupont/Schallau d J Cooper/Liem 6-4 6-3
1R: Durr/Stove [2] d Harris/Melville 6-3 2-6 6-0

QF: Casals/King [1] d Heldman/Pigeon 6-1 6-2
QF: Overton/Ziegenfuss [4] d Evert/Evert 6-0 6-3
QF: Court/Hunt [3] d Blake/Newberry 6-2 6-1
QF: Durr/Stove [2] d Dupont/Schallau 6-2 6-1

SF: Casals/King [1] d Overton/Ziegenfuss [4] 6-4 6-2
SF: Court/Hunt [3] d Durr/Stove [2] 6-2 5-7 2-1* (Vass)

FI: Margaret Court/Lesley Hunt [3] d Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King [1] 6-2 6-2

The whole event was played under VASS rules-basically a total "no-Ad" scorng system with no deuces. when players split sets in the qualifying the first to 2 games won in place of a third set. The tirbreak games were best of 5 points. This lasted until the QF, when the USTA demanded the traditional scoring be employed or the event forfeit Grand Prix status. The women voted to go on under the VASS and the USTA never followed through with their threat.

Oddly enough almost every match in the singles draw was won in straight sets. Only Pigeon-Gourlay went the "distance." Margaret Court declares herself finally "back" after running roughshod over Evert and King on consecutive days. Chris only managed 3 games, Billie Jean 5. Margaret declared, "I'm serving better than I have in my career and after losing some weight seem to be moving better too."

One entertaining point in the Court-Evert semi saw Margaret Volley back 5 sizzling drives from evert-passing shots that no other woman would have gotten.

Attendance records were broken from the very first day.
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Pennsylvania Grass Court Championships Haverford August 21-27
Venue: Merion Cricket Club

Prize money= $15,000 (Combined)

Draw=32

1R: Virginia Wade [1] d Brenda Garcia 6-4 6-4
1R: Jane Stratton d Rayni Fox 6-3 6-1
1R: Fiorella Bonicelli d Ann Lebedeff 7-6 5-7 6-1
1R: Janice Metcalf d Peggy Michel 6-0 6-2
1R: Marita Redondo d Robin Tenney 6-2 6-3
1R: Brenda Kirk d Pat Bostrom 6-3 6-1
1R: Janet Haas d Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo 7-5 4-6 7-5
1R: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Kathy Kraft default

1R: Isabel Fernandez d Daryl Gralka 6-3 6-3
1R: Sharon Walsh d Sandy Stap 6-4 5-7 6-2
1R: Ann Kiyomura d Rosalba Vido 6-2 6-4
1R: Eliza Pande d Sue Mehmedbasich 7-5 6-2
1R: Nathalie Fuchs d Laurie Tenney 6-4 6-1
1R: Sue Stap d Betsy Butler 6-2 6-2
1R: Laurie Fleming d Linda Rupert 6-2 6-0
1R: Pat Pretorius d Claudia Smith 6-1 3-6 6-1

2R: Wade [1] d Stratton 6-2 7-6
2R: Metcalf D F Bonicelli 7/6-6/7-6/0
2R: Redondo D B Kirk 7/5-6/1
2R: Sawamatsu D J Haas 6/2-6/1

2R: Fernandez d Walsh 3-6 6-3 6-3
2R: Kiyomura d Pande 6-3 2-6 6-3
2R: Stap d Fuchs 6-4 6-2
2R: Fleming d Pretorius [2] 5-7 6-1 6-1

QF: Wade [1] d Metcalf 6-4 6-2
QF: Sawamatsu d Redondo 6-1 6-0
QF: Fernandez d Kiyomura 6-0 6-4
QF: Fleming d Stap 6-4 6-0

SF: Wade [1] d Sawamatsu 6-0 6-3
SF: Fleming d Fernandez 4-6 7-5 6-2

FI: Virginia Wade [1] d Laurie Fleming 6-4 6-1

Doubles

SF: Wade/Walsh d Rupert/Sawamatsu 6-3 6-1
SF: Kirk/Pretorius d Bonicelli/Fernandez 3-6 6-4 6-4

FI: Virginia Wade/Sharon Walsh d Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius 7-6 6-2

Second seed Pat Pretorius double faults at match point down to lose a 2R encounter.

Wade takes the final before a capacity crowd of 2,500 in sweltering 92 degree heat. Her prize is $1,100. Virginia stayed back more than usual on grass, using her topsin forehand and a backhand slice to break up Fleming's two-handed backhand. Wade hit 2 aces and 21 winners and 28 errors-Fleming has 12 winners and 38 errors. Wade took 15 straight points during one stretch in the second.

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August 21-27 46th Annual Eastern Grass Court Championships South Orange, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

Draw=8

1R: Olga Morozova [1] d Louise Gonnerman 6-1 6-2
1R: Linda Tuero [3] d Louise Gengler 6-2 6-1
1R: Marina Kroshina [4] d Marjorie Gengler 5-7 6-1 7-6
1R: Carole Caldwell Graebner d Patti Hogan [2] 2-6 7-6 6-3

SF: Morozova [2] d Tuero [4] 6-2 6-3
SF: Kroshina [3] d Graebner 6-1 6-1

FI: Olga Morozova [1] d Marina Kroshina [3] 6-2 6-7 7-5

Doubles

1R: Graebner/Hogan d Gengler/Gengler 6-3 6-1

FI: Marina Kroshina/Olga Morozova d Carole Graebner/Patti Hogan 6-7 6-2 6-2

Hogan let a match point get away vs Graebner. Carole went on court after her husband got upset. Clark took care of Clark (age 5) and Cameron (4) while mom tookcare of business on court.

The second game of the Morozova-Tuero match goes 18 points, but what looks like a close match is setled in straights. The is the first all-Russian women's final in the US.

The Women's Pro Tour offered to provide money if the draw could be doubled from 8 to 16. The offer was turned down, so Newport took in the extra women.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:43 PM
United States Open

Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York, New York, US
Dates: August 28 to September 9
Surface: Grass

Prize money= $160,000 US (combined)
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Singles (Draw=80)

Preliminary Round

Margaret Court (Aus) [5] d Pat Pretorius (SA) 6-0 6-1
Janice Metcalf d Veronica Burton (GB) 6-3 2-6 6-4
Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo (Chile) d Ingrid Bentzer (Swd) 7-5 6-1
Barbara Hawcroft (Aus) d Lany Kaligis (Indo) 3-6 7-6 6-2
Wendy Appleby d Eliza Pande 6-3 1-6 6-2
Penny Moor (GB) [Q] d Patty Ann Reese 6-4 2-6 6-4
Jeanne Evert d Raquel Giscafre (Arg) 6-3 6-1
Lesley Hunt (Aus) d Becky Vest 6-1 6-3

Wendy Overton d Carole Graebner 7-6 3-6 7-6
Maria Nasuelli (Ity) d Sally Hudson-Beck (Rhod) 6-2 6-4
Laurie Fleming d Laura Rossouw (SA) 6-2 6-0
Betty Stove (Neth) d Marcie Louie 6-0 6-2
Olga Morozova (USSR) d Kerry Harris (Aus) 6-3 6-3
Kristien Kemmer d Daphne Patterson (Rhod) 6-2 6-3
Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jpn) d Jill Cooper (GB) 5-7 6-4 6-4
Nancy Gunter [6] d Marilyn Aschner [Q] 6-0 6-1* (see note)


First Round

Billie Jean King [1] d. Patti Hogan 6-3 6-2
Esme Emanuel (SA) d. Linda Tuero 7-6 4-6 6-3
Sharon Walsh d. Lita Liem (Indon) 7-6 3-6 6-3
Sue Stap d. Mary-Ann Beattie 4-6 6-4 6-3
Virginia Wade (GB) [8] d. Maria-Isabel Fernandez (Col) 6-4 6-3
Julie Anthony d. Janet Newberry 2-6 6-2 6-3
Barbara Downs d. Sue Molesworth (GB) 6-2 6-4
Susan Minford (Ire) d. Pam Austin [Q] 6-1 6-1

Rosie Casals [4] d. Nathalie Fuchs (Frn) 6-1 6-2
Valerie Ziegenfuss d. Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 6-1 3-6 6-0
Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru) d. Vicki Berner (Can) 6-3 6-4
Wendy Gilchrist (Aus) d. Maria-Eugenia Guzman (Ecu) 6-0 6-3
Court (Aus) [5] d. Metcalf 6-2 6-1
Barbara Hawcroft (AUS) d Bravo 6-3 6-4
Appleby d. Moore [Q] 6-3 6-3
Hunt d. J. Evert 6-2 6-1

Overton d. Nasuelli 6-1 1-6 6-2
Stove (Neth) d. Fleming 3-6 6-0 6-1
Morozova d. Kemmer 6-3 5-7 6-0
Sawamatsu d. Gunter [6] 6-4 4-6 6-3
Julie Heldman d. Kathy Blake 4-6 6-4 6-3
Laura Dupont d. Judy Alvarez [Q] 6-1 6-2
Marita Redondo d. Tam O'Shaughnessy [Q] 6-1 6-3
Chris Evert [3] d. Laurie Tenney 6-1 6-1

Ceci Martinez def. Rosalba Vido (Ity) 6-0 6-4
Kerry Melville (Aus) [9] d. Marina Kroschina (USSR) 6-2 6-4
Kristy Pigeon d. Sue Vinton [Q] 6-1 6-1
Francoise Durr (Frn) [7] d. Brenda Garcia [Q] 6-4 6-1
Pam Teeguarden d. Christina Sandberg (Swd) 6-2 6-4
Mona Schallau d. Helen Gourlay (Aus) 6-4 6-3
Karen Krantzcke (Aus) d. Lindsey Beaven (GB) [Q] 6-2 6-2
Evonne Goolagong (Aus) [2] d. Brenda Kirk(SA) 6-2 6-2

Second Round

King [1] d. Emanuel 6-1 6-3
Walsh d. Stap 7-5 3-6 6-4
Wade [8] d. Anthony 6-4 7-5
Downs d. Minford 6-4 7-6
Casals [4] d. Ziegenfuss 6-3 6-4
Bonicelli d. Gilchrist 6-2 7-6
Court [5] d. Hawcroft 6-0 6-0
Hunt d. Appleby 6-1 6-0

Stove d. Overton 6-2 6-2
Morozova d. K.Sawamatsu 6-4 6-4
J.Heldman d. L.Dupont 6-3 7-6
Evert [3] d. Redondo 6-3 6-3
Melville [9] d. C. Martinez 6-2 6-4
Durr [7] d. Pigeon 6-7 6-1 6-4
Teeguarden d. Schallau 6-4 6-4
Goolagong [2] d. Krantzcke 6-3 7-5

Third Round

King [1] d. Walsh 6-4 6-4
Wade [8] d. Downs 6-3 6-2
Casals [4] d. Bonicelli 6-0 6-4
Court [5] d. Hunt 6-2 6-1

Morozova d. Stove 6-3 7-5
Evert [3] d. J.Heldman 6-1 6-2
Melville [9] d. Durr [7] 1-6 6-0 6-2
Teeguarden d. Goolagong [2] 7-5 6-1

Quarterfinals

King [1] d. Wade [8] 6-2 7-5
Court [5] d. Casals [4] 6-4 4-6 6-4
Evert [3] d. Morozova 3-6 6-3 7-6
Melville [9] d. Teeguarden 6-0 6-2

Semifinals

King [1] d. Court [5] 6-4 6-4
Melville [9] d. Evert [3] 6-4 6-2

Final
Billie Jean King [1] d. Kerry Melville [9] 6-3 7-5


Draw notes:

Note the odd addition of a Preliminary Round-which included seeds!

*World Tennis has Gunter d Gail Chanfreau in the 1R by 6-0 6-1. Newspapers (including the NYT) list Aschner. We have gone with Aschner as the probable result, though it is known she lost to Penny Moor in the last round of qualifying. Could she have been a lucky loser?

Liem=maiden name of Sugiarto
Kemmer=maiden name of Shaw.

Summary:

The first big upset came early, as Nancy Gunter lost to fellow baseliner Kazuko Sawamatsu, who ran Nancy to death from corner to corner then dropshotted her. Evonne Goolagong's debut at the US Open was a short run. Goolagong led Pam Teeguarden 5-4 40-15 when she was beaten by 2 powerful forehands. The Aussie got only 1 more game as she went down "slow of foot, languid in manner, and lost in some dreamworld of her own."

Casals had Court on the ropes in their quarter. Margaret's husband Barry had to take their crying baby out of the stadium-and it looked as if Court was going to be crying as Casals led 4-2 15-40 on the Aussie's serve in the third. Ah, but the champ in Court then pulled out the stops, even if she did slip twice on the slippery grass,once with her racquet flying out of her hands. Meanwhile Rosie "wilted on the brink of victory", double faulting to end the match.

Morozova threw it all at Evert-mixing up "nothing balls" with forays to the net. "No two returns were alike". Evert turned the tide and seemed to have it won, leasing 5-2 in the 3rd, when the Russian stormed back with flashing forehands to surge to 6-5. Chrissie barely survived by sweeping the tiebreak. "It had been a sparkling, thrilling. memorable contest. It was voted the women's match of tournament.

Wade "fought like to tigress" vs. King, but could only manage to fend off 5 match points before going down.

'The two semis were contrasts in style and personality. King-Court was full of robust, forceful, all-court attack, while the Kerry Melville-Chrissie envcounter was all-femininity, reminiscent of the 1930's in it's baseline exchanges."

King was more consistent in her attack-Court made too many forehand errors to keep up. Kerry's "forceful forehand" had Evert on the move, throwing in the occasional drop shot to take Chris out of her groove. Evert got to almost every one, only to have Kerry rocket a passing shot by her. Melville's win shocked the stadium, who were xpecting a Billie Jean-Chris final.

Chrissie-mania was more subdued than in 1971, but the women (and the Open) were still big attractions in large part because of her. When there were complaints about the women getting "too much exposure" Chris and her sister Jeanne were scheduled for an outside court "there was nearly a riot". All of singles matches were in the stadium.

The final was closer than any of King's other matches, but her serve was too much for Kerry, who almost capitalized on the strong wind that sprang up in the second set. Melville had leads of 4-3 and 5-4 but couldn't break.

The potted grass at Forest Hills is finally prompting open calls to move to a clay surface. Some are even advocating taking the Open from FH because the facility is getting old and too cramped to handle the crowds.

King won a Pinto Station wagon, which was driven into the stadium during the trophy ceremony. After winning the 3 biigest slams one writer declared King "must certainly be included among the handful of tennis immortals." With the rule on non-white discarded BJ won with a "see-through" dress and bright blue sneakers. In her press conference afterwards King threatens a boycott of next year's open if the prize money isn't distributed more equally. She got $10,000 for her victroy compared to Ilie Nastase's $25,000.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:53 PM
US Open (Doubles and Mixed Doubles)

Doubles (Draw=32)

First Round

Court/Wade [2] d. Hawcroft/Sandberg 6-1 6-1
Garcia/Heldman d. Hudson-Beck/Minford 6-2 7-5
Overton/Ziegenfuss d. Schweikert/Schweikert 6-2 6-3
C. Evert/J. Evert d. Redondo/Tenney 6-1 6-3
Goolagong/Hunt [3] d. Metcalf/Pegel 6-1 6-0
Blake/Janet Cooper d. Appleby/O'Shaughnessy 7-6 5-7 6-3
Harris/Melville d. Aschner/P. Austin 6-1 6-1
Gilchrist/Walsh d. Bostrom/Lebedeff 6-2 5-7 6-3

Fleming/Kiyomura d. Doerner/Pattison 6-7 7-6 6-3
Kirk/Pretouris d. Beaven/Burton 6-4 6-4
M. Cooper/Downs d. Kroshina/Tuero 6-4 6-3
Durr/Stove [4] d. Gourlay/Krantzcke walkover
Emanuel/Martinez d. Fuchs/Pinto Bravo 6-0 6-1
Hogan/Morozova d. Anthony/Teeguarden 5-7 6-3 7-5
Bonicelli/I. Fernandez d. DuPont/Schallau 6-4 6-3
Casals/King [1] d. Louie/Roussouw 6-1 6-0

Second Round
Court/Wade [2] d. Garcia/Heldman 6-0 6-1
Overton/Ziegenfuss d. C. Evert/J. Evert 6-4 6-1
Goolagong/Hunt [3] d. Blake/Janet Cooper 6-1 6-0
Harris/Melville d. Gilchrist/Walsh 6-4 6-2

Kirk/Pretouris d. Fleming/Kiyomura 6-4 7-6
Durr/Stove [4] d. M. Cooper/Downs 7-5 6-4
Hogan/Morozova d. Emanuel/Martinez 6-2 6-4
Casals/King [1] d. Bonicelli/I. Fernandez 7-6 6-4

Quarterfinals

Court/Wade [2] d. Overton/Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-3
Goolagong/Hunt [3] d. Harris/Melville 6-2 7-5
Durr/Stove [4] d. Kirk/Pretouris 7-5 7-5
Casals/King [1] d. Hogan/Morozova 4-6 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Court/Wade [2] d. Goolagong/Hunt [3] 7-6 7-5
Durr/Stove [4] d. Casals/King [1] 7-6 3-6 6-4

Final
Durr/Stove [4] d. Court/Wade [2] 6-3 1-6 6-3
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Mixed Doubles (Draw=51)

1R: Rosie Casals/Ilie Nastase-bye
1R: Pat Bostrom/Danny Birchmore-bye
1R: Penny Moor/Vijay Amritraj-bye
1R: Sandy Stap/Bob howe-bye
1R: Ann Kiyomura/Ham Richardson-bye
1R: Carol Graebner/Vitas Gerulaitus-bye
1R: Pam Teeguarden/Jeff Borowiak-bye
1R: Marina Kroshina/Vladimir Korotkov d Sue Minford/Ross Case 6-3 7-5

1R: Billie Jean King/Owen Davidson d Kerry Harris/Ernie Ewert 6-3 7-5
1R: Karen Krantzcke/Colin Dibley d Bunny Smith/Pike Talbert 6-3 6-2
1R: Mona Schallau/Ian Fletcher d Cynthia Doerner/Ray Keldie 5-7 6-4 6-1
1R: Corinne Molesworth/Saeed Meer d Sally Hudson-Beck/Ted Ware 6-2 6-3
1R: Betty Stove/Bob Maud d Marita REdondo/Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau 5-7 7-6 6-4
1R: Ceci Martinez/Gene Scott d Althea Gibson/Gar Mulloy 4-6 6-4 6-3
1R: Laura Rossouw/Derek Schroder d Wendy Appleby/Steve Siegel 6-7 6-4 6-1
1R: Olga Morozova/Teimurz Kakulia d Barbara Hawcroft/Mal Anderson 6-2 6-4

1R: Francoise Durr/Dennis Ralston d Vivki Berner/Richard Russell 6-3 6-4
1R: Lindsay Beaven/Jeff Simpson d Marilyn Aschner/Tony Plafox 6-3 6-2
1R: Lesley Hunt/Bob Carmichael d Wendy Overton/Jim McManus 6-3 6-3
1R: Kathy Blake/Geoff Masters d Margaret Cooper/Bailey Brown 6-4 3-6 6-3
1R: Sharon Walsh/Mike Machette d Linda Tuero/Peter Curtis 6-1 7-5
1R: Jeanne Evert/Terry Addison d Sue Stap/William Durham 7-5 6-2
1R: Val Ziegenfuss/Dick Dell d Brenda Kirk/Anand Amritraj 6-1 6-2
1R: Pat Pretorius/Pat Cramer d Virginia Wade/Frew McMillan 7-6 7-6

1R: Chris Evert/Jimmy Connors d Wendy Gilchrist/Stephen Warboys 6-1 6-4
1R: Daphne Pattison/Andrew Pattison d Ana-Carola Guzman/Jairo Velasco 7-5 2-6 6-3
1R: Kristien Kemmer/Ivan Molina-bye
1R: Nathalie Fuchs/Patrice Dominguez-bye
1R: Ann Jones/Fred Stolle-bye
1R: Isabel Fernandez/Pat Corneho-bye
1R: Esme Emanuel/William Higgins-bye
1R: Margaret Court/Marty Riessen-bye

2R: Casals/Nastase d Bostrom/Birchmore default
2R: Stap/Howe d Moor/Amritraj 3-6 6-4 6-2
2R: Graebner/Gerulaitus d Kiyomura/Richardson 6-3 6-4
2R: Teeguarden/Borowiak d Kroshina/Korotkov 4-6 6-3 6-4
2R: King/Davidson d Krantzcke/Dibley 6-0 7-6
2R: Schallau/Fletcher d Molesworth/Meer 6-3 6-2
2R: Stove/Maud d Martinez/Scott 6-3 6-0
2R: Morozova/Kakulia d Rossouw/Schroder 6-4 6-4

2R: Durr/Ralston d Beaven/Simpson 6-2 6-4
2R: Hunt/Carmichael d Blake/Masters 6-4 6-1
2R: Pretorius/Cramer d Walsh/Machette 6-2 6-4
2R: J Evert/Addison d Ziegenfuss/Dell 6-4 4-6 6-4
2R: C Evert/Connors d Pattison/Pattison 6-2 6-2
2R: Kemmer/Molina d Fuchs/Dominguez 5-7 6-4 7-6
2R: Jones/Stolle d Fernandez/Cornejo default
2R: Court/Riessen d Emanuel/Higgins 6-3 6-4

3R: Casals/Nastase d Stap/Howe 6-2 6-2
3R: Teeguarden/Borowiak d Graebner/Gerulairus 7-5 7-6
3R: King/Davidson d Schallau/Fletcher 6-3 6-1
3R: Stove/Maud d Morozova/Kakulia 6-1 6-4

3R: Hunt/Carmichael d Durr/Ralston 6-4 6-3
3R: Pretorius/Cramer d J Evert/Addison 6-2 7-5
3R: C Evert/Connors d Kemmer/Molina default
3R: Court/Riessen d Jones/Stolle default

QF: Casals/Nastase d Teeguarden/Borowiak 6-3 6-3
QF: King/Davidson d Stove/Maud 6-3 6-4
QF: Hunt/Carmichael d Pretorius/Cramer 6-3 7-6
QF: Court/Rissen d C Evert/Connors 6-4 6-4

SF: Casals/Nastase d King/Davidson 4-6 6-4 7-6
SF: Court/Riessen d Hunt/Carmichael 6-7 6-3 6-3

FI: Margaret Court/Marty Riessen d Rosie Casals/Ilie Nastase 6-3 7-5

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:17 PM
Week of August 28-September 3


Ends September 1 St Moritz Tournament, St Moritz Switzerland (Clay)

SF: Winnie Shaw d Wallenfels 6-2 0-6 6-4
SF: Jackie Fayter d Alena Palmeova-West 3-6 6-4 7-6

FI: Winnie Shaw d Jackie Fayter 6-1 6-0
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August 28 -September 2 Budleigh Salterton Tournament, Budleigh Salterton, England, UK

QF: Sue Barker d Judy Congdon 6-2 6-3
QF: Cherry Panton d Nuala Dwyer 8-6 6-2

SF: Barker d Lesley Wellerman 6-2 6-3
SF: Panton d Jenny Helliar 6-2 6-2

FI: Cherry Panton d Sue Barker 8-6 6-3
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Ends September 4 Santa Monica Tournament, Santa Monica, California, US

SF: Betty Ann Hansen d Mimi Arnold Wheeler 6-1 6-1
SF: Mimi Henreid d Margaret Eisele 6-2 6-1

FI: Betty Ann Hansen d Mimi Henreid 6-4 6-2

DF: Jan Hasse/D Irish d Sue Hagey/Sue Wright 6-3 3-6 6-4

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:18 PM
Week of September 4-10


September 4-10 Salonika International,Salonika, Greece

SF: Janine Whyte d Carole Kalogeropoulos 6-4 6-3
SF: Margaret Tesch d Dionisia Asteri 6-0 6-4

FI: Margaret Tesch d Janine Whyte 6-2 2-6 6-3
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ends September 12 Saga Bay Mini Grand Prix of Key Biscayne, Key Biscayne, Florida, US

QF: Maria Guzman d Donna Ganz 6-2 6-7 6-4

SF: Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo d Isabel Fernandez 6-2 6-4
SF: Guzman d Becky Vest 2-6 6-1 6-3

FI: Maria Guzman d Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo 6-4 5-7 6-4
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September, Sydney Metropolitan Hard Court Championships Sydney, Australia
(see also December tournament by same name)

FI: Jenny Walker d. Dianne Fromholtz 6-3 6-0

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Week of September 11-17


September 12-17 Four Roses Premium Classic Charlotte, North Carolina, UD (Green Clay)
Venue: Olde Providence Racquet Club

Prize money= $40,000 US
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying

Q1: Joy Schwikert d Penny Moor 6-4 6-2
Q1: Kathy Blake d Judy Thompson 6-0 6-0
Q1: Christina Sandberg d Salli Hudson Beck 6-4 7-5
Q1: Judy Alvarez d Bunny Smith 6-4 7-5
Q1: Sue Minford d Lee Connely 6-0 6-1
Q1: Kristien Kemmer d Wendy Appleby 5-5 6-1 6-0
Q1: Barbara Hawcroft d Madeleine Pegel 6-3 6-0
Q1: Margie Cooper d Jill Schwikert 6-1 6-1
Q1: Kathy Kuykendall d Shari Barman 6-1 6-1
Q1: Vicki Berner d Bonnie Logan 7-5 6-3

Q2: Blake d Schwikert 6-4 6-2
Q2: Sandberg d Pam Austin 6-2 6-0
Q2: Veronica Burton d Lindsey Beaven 7-6 6-0
Q2: Alvarez d Minford 6-4 6-3

Q2: Hawcroft d Kemmer 6-2 6-1
Q2: Kuykendall d Cooper 7-6 6-3
Q2: Patty Ann Reese d Ceci Martinez 7-5 6-1
Q2: Berner d Tam O' Shaughnessy 7-6 6-0

Main Draw (=32)

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Patty Ann Reese [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Betty Stove d Linda Tuero 6-2 3-6 6-2
1R: Marcie Louie d Janet Newberry 6-4 6-1
1R: Mona Schallau d Val Ziegenfuss [7] 6-3 6-1
1R: Kerry Melville [5] d Veronica Burton [Q] 6-1 6-2
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Laura Dupont 6-2 7-5
1R: Pam Teeguarden d Esme Emanuel 6-2 6-2
1R: Rosie Casals [4] d Kathy Kuykendall [Q] 4-5 7-6 (5-4) 6-1

1R: Margaret Smith Court [3] d Judy Alvarez [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R: Jill Cooper d Kerry Harris 6-2 6-1
1R: Julie Heldman d Vicki Berner [Q] 6-4 3-6 7-5
1R: Francoise Durr [6] d Laura Rossouw 6-2 6-2
1R: Wendy Overton [8] d Wendy Gilchrist 6-0 7-5
1R: Lesley Hunt d Salli Hudson-Beck [LL] 6-2 7-5
1R: Karen Krantzcke d Kathy Blake [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [2] d Barbara Hawcroft [Q] 6-0 6-2

2R: King [1] d Stove 6-0 6-4
2R: Schallau d Louie 6-3 6-0
2R: Melville [5] d Molesworth 4-6 6-4 6-2
2R: Casals [4] d Teeguarden 6-7 6-1 6-2

2R: Court [3] d Cooper 6-3 6-2
2R: Durr [6] d Heldman 7-5 6-2
2R: Overton [8] d Hunt 7-5 6-4
2R: Gunter [2] d Krantzcke default (ill)

QF: King [1] d Schallau 6-2 6-7 (2-5) 6-1
QF: Casals [4] d Melville [5] 6-0 6-2
QF: Court [3] d Durr [6] 6-0 6-4
QF: Gunter [2] d Overton [8] 5-7 6-1 7-5

SF: King [1] d Casals [4] 6-2 6-3
SF: Court [3] d Gunter [2] 7-5 6-2

FI: Billie Jean King [1] d Margaret Court [3] 6-2 6-2

Doubles

?R: Durr/Stove [1] d Schwikert/Schwikert 6-3 6-1
?R: Court/Hunt [3] d Berner/Emanuel 6-0 6-2

FI: Margaret Court/Lesley Hunt [3] led Francoise Durr/Betty Stove [1] 3-2 (title divided due to rain)

Draw note:

Christina Sandberg qualified but did not play-place taken by lucky loser Salli Hudson-Beck. Top prize was $12,000, a huge payday in 1971. In fact, this is the largest top purse to date, with Dallas ($11,000) and the US Open ($10,000) ar second and third. The facilities are so nice that King suggests the US Open could be moved from New York to Charlotte."These are probably the best facilities in the country right now. There is no reason why the US Open shouldn't be held on clay."

15 year old Kathy Kuykendall had vet Casals on the ropes in the 1R but couldn't deliver the knockout blow. Kathy served for the match at 6-5 in the seocnd and had a match point at sudden-death in the tiebreak. Rosie rolled to a comfortable win in the third. Nancy Gunter dodged 2 mps vs Overton.

Billie Jean celebrates turning 24 by beating Casals. Her win over Court demonstrates her current dominance on the tour follwing her US Open win. King's play was sterling from start to finish.

Court must have enjoyed Carolina, as she signs on to become the resident pro at the Seven Devils Mountain Resort in Boone, North Carolina.

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September 11-17 Athens International, Athens, Greece (Clay)

QF: Pat Billing d Carole Kalogeropoulos 6-4 6-2
QF: Margaret Tesch d Dionisia Asteri 6-1 6-4

SF: Maria Nasuelli d Billing 6-2 6-0
SF: Tesch d Janine Whyte 6-0 6-3

FI: Maria Nasuelli d Margaret Tesch 8-6 3-6 6-0
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September 11-17 Bonfiglio Cup Milan

FI: Fiorella Bonicelli d Marilyn Pryde 2-5 6-4 6-3

Participants for this event must be 21 or younger.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Week of September 18-24


September 18-24 Golden Gate Pacific Coast Classic Albany, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Golden Gate Fields

Prize Money= $20,000 US
Part of the WT (World Tennis) Pro tour.

Qualifying (September 16-18)

Q1: Margie Cooper d Joan Cavallaro 6-0 6-0
Q1: Cathy Anderson d C Mann 7-6 6-1
Q1: Bonnie Logan d M Miller 6-1 6-3
Q1: Birgitta Lindstrom d Madeleine Pegel 7-5 5-7 6-0
Q1: Sue Mehmedbasich d S Beatty 6-1 6-0

Q2: Sue Minford d Lindsey Beaven 7-6 6-3
Q2: Kathy Blake d Joy Schwikert 6-3 6-1
Q2: Salli Hudson-Beck d Jill Schwikert 6-3 2-6 6-1
Q2: Wendy Appleby d Shari Barman 7-6 6-2
Q2: Cooper d Cynthia Thomas default
Q2: Logan d Anderson 6-2 6-7 6-3
Q2: Lindstrom d Mimi Arnold Wheeler 6-4 6-4
Q2: Kate Latham d Penny Moor 6-3 6-3
Q2: Kristien Kemmer d Mehmedbasich 6-3 6-1
Q2: S Brown d Judy Alvarez 6-4 6-3
Q2: Betty Ann Hansen d Marcy O' Keefe 4-4 6-1 6-4
Q2: Laura Dupont d Brenda Garcia 6-2 6-4
Q2: C Corcoran d A Valentine 5-7 7-6 6-3
Q2: Veronica Burton d A Klinke 6-1 6-0

Q3: Minford d Pat Cody default
Q3: Blake d Hudson-Beck 6-3 6-1
Q3: Barbara Hawcroft D W Appleby 6-2 4-6 7-5
Q3: Cooper d Logan 6-2 2-6 7-5

Q3: Latham d Lindstrom 6-2 6-1
Q3: Kemmer d Brown 6-2 6-3
Q3: Hansen d Dupont 6-3 6-3
Q3: Burton d Corcoran 6-1 6-1

Main Draw=32

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Jill Cooper 6-0 6-2
1R: Betty Stove d Ceci Martinez 6-7 6-3 6-2
1R: Julie Heldman [8] d Kristy Pigeon 6-4 6-4
1R: Barbara Hawcroft [Q] d Kerry Harris 6-3 6-4
1R: Kerry Melville [4] d Vicki Berner 6-2 6-1
1R: Kathy Blake [Q] d Barbara Downs 6-4 6-3
1R: Kristien Kemmer [Q] d Francoise Durr [5] 6-2 1-6 6-3
1R: Veronica Burton [Q] d Bonnie Logan [LL] 6-0 6-0

1R: Lesley Hunt d Wendy Gilchrist 6-4 6-2
1R: Wendy Overton [7] d Janet Newberry 6-3 6-1
1R: Marcie Louie d Betty Ann Hansen [Q] 6-1 6-0
1R: Rosie Casals [3] d Esme Emanuel 6-4 6-3
1R: Pam Teeguarden [6] d Kate Latham [Q] 4-6 6-4 6-2
1R: Mona Schallau d Birgitta Lindstrom [LL] 6-0 4-6 6-3
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Sue Minford [Q] 6-3 6-0
1R: Margaret Smith Court [2] d Margie Cooper [Q] 6-1 6-1

2R: King [1] d Stove 6-3 6-3
2R: Heldman [8] d Hawcroft [Q] 6-1 6-3
2R: Melville [4] d Blake [Q] 6-4 3-6 6-1
2R: Burton [2] d Kemmer [Q] 6-1 6-7 6-3

2R: Hunt d Overton [7] 6-1 6-4
2R: Casals [3] d Louie 6-2 6-0
2R: Schallau d Teeguarden [7] 6-4 3-6 6-2
2R: Court [2] d Molesworth 6-4 6-0

QF: King [1] d Heldman 6-1 6-1
QF: Melville [4] d Burton [Q] 7-6 (5-4) 6-1
QF: Casals [3] d Hunt 6-4 6-0
QF: Court [2] d Schallau 6-4 6-2

SF: King [1] d Melville [4] 6-0 6-2
SF Court [2] d Casals [3] 6-3 6-3

FI: Margaret Court [2] d Billie Jean King [1] 6-4 6-1

3rd place: Rosie Casals [3] d Kerry Melville [4] 6-2 6-4

Doubles

FI: Ann Jones/Billie Jean King d Margaret Court/Lesley Hunt 7-5 2-6 7-6 (5-4)

Draw note: 2 players withdrew from the main draw at the last minute, spots open for Bonnie Logan and Birgitta Lindstron, both lost in qualifying. (Note that Dolan's book has Hansen as the LL, but she won in qualifying. He also has Lindstrom and Logan as qualifiers.)

Ann Jones plays her first event since giving birth to daughter Philippa Ann in December of 1971. For the most part she enjoys being a mom and touring with her husband Pip, who works for the tour. She partners King "for fun" and wins a thrilling final that ends on sudden death point.

Durr falls in the 1R, "leaving the court in a rage after smashing her racquet" (the New York Times).

King got jeered by the crowd for appearing to give up towards the end of the final. King said later that "i had one of those insignificant days...a walkabout as Evonne Goolagonf would call it." Court took a different view, accusing her of tanking: "You just don't throw it away like that."
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September 18-24 Pacific Southwest Open Championships Los Angeles, California, US (Hard)

No prize money.

Qualifying

Q1: Danielle Dall Armi d Cherie Kay 6-7 7-6 6-0

Q2: Armi d Klara Betyar 4-6 6-2 7-5
Q2: Whitney Grant d Kevin Dignam 6-2 6-0
Q2: Jean Nachand d Anne Duffy 4-6 6-0 6-2
Q2: Sue Ince d Anita May 7-5 6-3
Q2: Donna Judd d Penny Johnson 7-5 6-2
Q2: Stephanie Grant d Elizabeth Hagey 6-0 6-2
Q2: Jane Tishkoff d Cynthia Marquette 4-6 6-3 6-3
Q2: Cindy Thomas d Alice Middleton 6-3 5-7 6-2

Main Draw

1R: Marita Redondo d Ann Rockwell 6-1 6-2
1R: Judy Dixon d Whitney Grant 6-2 6-4
1R: Ann Lebedeff d Norma Veal 6-2 5-7 6-1
1R: Kathy May d Mimi Henreid 6-3 6-2
1R: Jane Tishkoff d Julie Anthony default
1R: Jean Nachand d Sally Ride 6-0 0-1 retired
1R: Lindsay Morse d Maricaye Christensen 6-7 7-6 6-2
1R: Robin Tenney d Sue Ince 6-0 6-1

1R: Daphne Botha Pattison d Doreen Irish 6-2 6-3
1R: Stephenie Grant d Pam Farmer 6-2 6-4
1R: Linda Lewis d Cynthia Thomas 6-1 3-6 6-2
1R: Pat Bostrom d Sue Hagey 6-2 6-2
1R: Tina Watanabe d Terry Holladay 1-6 7-6 6-2
1R: Louise Brough Clapp d Donna Judd default
1R: Paulette Verzin d Danielle Dall Armi 6-1 7-6
1R: Janice Metcalf d Erin Dignam 6-0 6-1

2R: Redondo d Dixon 6-3 6-3
2R: May d Lebedeff 6-4 4-6 6-2
2R: Nachand d Tishkoff 6-3 6-3
2R: Morse d Tenney 6-3 6-2

2R: Bostrom d Lewis 6-4 2-6 6-4
2R: Pattison d Grant 6-3 6-2
2R: Clapp d Watanabe 7-5 6-3
2R: Metcalf d Verzin 6-3 6-1

QF: Redondo d May 6-3 6-1
QF: Morse d Nachand 7-5 6-4
QF: Bostrom d Pattison 4-6 6-0 7-6
QF: Metcalf d Clapp 6-0 6-4

SF: Redondo d Morse 6-0 6-2
SF: Metcalf d Bostrom 6-3 6-3

FI: Marita Redondo d Janice Metcalf 6-3 5-7 6-2

DF: Julie Anthony/Kathy May d Ann Lebedeff/Pat Bostrom 6-3 6-3

With the women's tour in northern California this week the PSW is a minor event for the women. All the contestants are amateurs. Louise Brough Clapp, Wimbledon winner in 1947, competes in her backyard and makes the quarters. Prize money for the men's event was $60,000 US.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Week of September 25-October 1


September 27-October 1 Virginia Slims Of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, US (Hard)
Venue: Phoenix Tennis Center
*Alternate title the Virginia Slims Phoenix Thunderbids

Prize Money= $25,000 US
part of the WT (World Tennis) Pro Tour.

Qualifying (September 23-25)

Q1: Salli Hudson-Beck d N Walker 6-2 6-3
Q1: Laura Dupont d Jill Schwikert 6-1 6-2
Q1: Kathy Blake d Pat Cody 6-2 6-3
Q1: Mimi Henreid d Pauline Peisachov 6-2 6-2
Q1: Stephanie Tolleson d Margie Cooper 2-6 6-1 7-6
Q1: Veronica Burton d Sue Minford 6-4 6-2
Q1: Bonnie Logan d C Lane 6-1 0-6 6-2

Q2: Hudson Beck d Lindsey Beaven 7-5 6-2
Q2: Dupont d Denise Bradshaw 6-2 4-6 6-2
Q2: Blake d Henreid 4-6 6-2 6-4
Q2: Tolleson d J Ray 6-0 6-1
Q2: Burton d C Kelly 6-2 6-0
Q2: Madeleine Pegel d Lee Connelly 6-4 7-6
Q2: Joy Schwikert d Logan 6-4 6-0

Main Draw=32

1R: Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] d Bonnie Logan [LL] 6-2 6-2
1R: Mona Schallau d Madeleine Pegel [Q] 6-3 6-1
1R: Veronica Burton [Q] d Kerry Harris 6-7 6-4 7-6
1R: Laura Dupont [Q] d Val Ziegenfuss [8] 6-2 6-4
1R: Kerry Melville [5] d Penny Moor 6-0 6-1
1R: Karen Krantzcke d Joy Schwikert [Q] 6-0 7-5
1R: Betty Stove d Vicki Berner 6-4 6-1
1R: Rosie Casals [3] d Kristien Kemmer 6-1 6-3

1R: Margaret Smith Court [3] d Stephanie Tolleson [Q] 6-2 7-6 (5-3)
1R: Lesley Hunt d Salli Hudson-Beck [Q] 5-7 6-3 6-0
1R: Barbara Downs d Corinne Molesworth 7-6 6-4
1R: Francoise Durr [6] d Ceci Martinez 6-1 6-0
1R: Wendy Overton [7] d Kathy Blake [Q] 6-2 6-2
1R: Wendy Gilchrist d Margie Cooper 6-1 6-1
1R: Julie Heldman d Lindsey Beaven [LL] 6-2 6-3
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [2] d Esme Emanuel 6-0 6-2

2R: King [1] d Schallau 6-1 6-4
2R: Burton [Q] d Dupont [Q] 7-5 2-6 6-4
2R: Krantzcke d K Melville [5] 6-3 6-4
2R: Casals [4] d Stove 6-2 7-5

2R: Court [3] d Hunt default (ill)
2R: Durr [6] d Downs 6-4 6-4
2R: Overton [7] d Gilchrist 6-2 7-5
2R: Gunter [2] d Heldman 6-3 6-3

QF: King [1] d Burton [Q] 6-2 6-4
QF: Casals [4] d Krantzcke 6-3 6-4
QF: Court [3] d Durr [6] 6-3 6-1
QF: Overton [7] d Gunter [2] default (infected finger)

SF: King [1] d Casals [4] 6-3 7-6 (5-0)
SF: Court [3] d Overton [7] 6-0 6-4

FI: Billie Jean King [1] d Margaret Court [3] 7-6 (5-3) 6-3

3rd place: Rosie Casals [4] d Wendy Overton [7] 6-3 3-6 6-4

Doubles

SF: Casals/Overton d Ann Jones/Billie Jean King [4] 5-7 6-4 7-6 (5-3)
SF: Durr/Stove [1] d Laura Dupont/Kristien Kemmer ????

FI: Rosie Casals/Wendy Overton [3] d Francoise Durr/Betty Stove [1] 6-4 6-3

King and Court battle it out in high temps of 112 F before a crowd of 4,100. This was the largest crowd for any tennis match in Arizona up to this point. Court led 5-3 in the first set but couldn't finish, and she double faulted in the tiebreak to drop it.. Later Billie jean said, "It's really important vs Margaret not to let her win that first set. If you stay even with her or get ahead you have a chance, because she gets tight."

By reaching the semis Billie Jean once again passed the $100,000 here in Phoenix. The semis and final here are nationally televised by PBS.

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Ends October 1 Saga Bay Mini Grand Prix of La Paz . La Paz, Bolivia

QF: Maria Guzman d Mary Mclean 3-6 6-4 6-2

SF: Isabel Fernandez d Guzman 6-3 6-1
SF: Ana Maria Pinto Bravo d Becky Vest 6-4 6-1

FI: Isabel Fernandez d Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo 7-5 6-4
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September 25-29 Yugoslavian International Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia (Clay)

SF: Margaret Tesch d L Dvornik 8-6 6-3
SF: Mima Jausovec d S Pozeg 6-1 6-0

FI: Mima Jausovec d Margaret Tesch 6-4 10-8
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Ends October 1 Israel International, Tel Aviv, Israel

SF: Janine Schmahmann d Esther Rosengarten 6-1 6-1
SF: Mara Cohen Mintz d Gillian Kay 7-6 6-2

FI: Janine Schmahmann d Mara Mintz 6-3 6-1

DF: Janine Schmahmann/T Sendik d Tova Epstein/Kay G 6-4 5-7 7-6

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Ends October 1 Eastern Suburbs Open Sydney, Australia

SF: Kathy Walker d Pat Coleman 6-4 6-7 3-5 retired

FI: Kathy Walker d Norma Marsh 2-6 6-1 6-0
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Ends October 1 USSR Championships Donets, USSR (Indoors)

Draw=16

1R: Olga Morozova d Maria Kull 6-1 6-0
1R: Yelena Granaturova d Zaiga Yansone 6-4 2-6 10-8
1R: Anna Yeremeyeva d Tatiana Lagoiskaya 6-3 3-6 7-5
1R: Yevgenyia Biryukova d Lydia Zinkevich 8-6 6-1

1R: Tiiu Parmas d Yevgenyia Isopaitis 6-3 3-6 6-2
1R: Lilia Karpova d Marina Kroshina 6-2 5-7 6-2
1R: Anna Ivanova d Anna Dmitrieva 9-7 6-1
1R: Marina Chuvyrina d Y Palman 6-3 4-6 6-1

QF: Morozova d Granaturova 6-2 4-6 6-3
QF: Biryukova d Yeremeyeva 4-6 6-4 6-1
QF: Parmas d Karpova 6-3 6-1
QF: Ivanova d Chuvyrina 3-6 6-1 6-3

SF: Biryukova d Morozova 6-4 6-2
SF: Parmas d Ivanova 6-3 6-0

FI: Yevgenyia Biryukova d Tiiu Parmas 6-3 6-3

3rd place:Olga Morozova d Anna Ivanova 6-1 6-4

DF: Olga Morozova/Zaiga Yansone d Anna Ivanova/Izopaitus 6-3 6-3

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Ends October 1 Italian National Championships Rome, Italy

SF: Lucia Bassi d Monica Giorgi 6-4 6-2
SF: Maria Nasuelli d Lea Pericoli 3-6 6-4 6-4

FI: Lucia Bassi d Maria Nasuelli default

DF: Lucia Bassi/Monica Giorgi d Maria Nasuelli/Lea Pericoli default

Limited to Italians only

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Ends October 1 Rumanian National Championships Cluj,Rumania

FI: Judith Gohn d Virginia Ruzici 6-2 6-4

DF: Virginia Ruzici/Mariana Simionescu d Felicia Bucur/Judith Gohn 4-6 7-5 6-4

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Week of October 2-8


Ends October 8 Saga Bay Mini Grand Prix of Vina Del Mar , Vina del Mar, Chile

QF: Becky Vest d Yamile Prajoux 6-1 6-1
QF: Maria Guzman d Mary Mclean 6-4 6-2

SF: Isabel Fernandez d Vest 6-4 6-2
SF: Guzman d Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo 7-5 6-3

FI: Isabel Fernandez d Maria Guzman 6-4 6-4
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October 2-5 French National Closed Championships Aix En Provence, France

Draw=8

1R: Odile De Roubin d Jacqueline Rees-Lewis Vives 6-1 6-3
1R: Nathalie Fuchs d Nicole Bimes 6-3 6-3
1R: Daniele Wild Bouteleux d Ch Sarrazin 6-1 4-6 7-5
1R: Gail Sherriff Chanfreau d Rosie Reyes Darmon 9-7 6-1

SF: Fuchs d De Roubin 6-4 6-2
SF: Chanfreau d Bouteleux 6-0 6-1

FI: Gail Chanfreau d Nathalie Fuchs 6-2 6-1

DF: Gail Chanfreau/Rosie Darmon d Nathalie Fuchs/Odile de Roubin 7-5 6-0
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22 women sign on to form a new tour after negotiations break down with the USTA. New tour director Gladys Heldman states, "This isn't a war of women against men.It's a war against a few offical swho have simply been two tough." King, Court, and most fo the Slims women have signed on. Two prominent names not on the list are Chris Evert and Evonne Goolagong. Evert's father is a UST loyalist, while Goolagong's handler Vic Edwards has found she can often make more money from guarentees.

The power of Evert soon becomes apparent, as a few weeks later the Ft Lauderdale Virginia Slims event "switches" loyalties literally overnight and instead opts to go put on a USTA sponsored event.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:50 PM
Week of October 9-15


Virginia Slims Championships
Venue: Boca Raton Hotel and Club, Boca Raton, Florida
Dates: October 11-15.
Surface: Green Clay

Prize Money= $100,000

Format: 16 player single elimination. No doubles competition held. Qualifying and Prelims for 4 spots in main draw.


Qualifying (October 7-10)

Q1: Pat Faulkner d Judy Gfroerer 6-3 6-4
Q1: Stephanie De Fina Johnson d Bunny Smith 6-0 6-3
Q1: Judy Alvarez d Betty Ann Hansen default
Q1: Sally Hudson-Beck d Bonnie Logan 6-0 6-3
Q1: Vicki Berner d Shari Barman default

Q1: Ceci Martinez d Penny Moor 7-5 6-1
Q1: Lynn Epstein d Daryl Gralka 6-3 6-2
Q1: Sue Vinton d Joy Schwikert 6-3 6-4
Q1: Madeleine Pegel d Betsy Nagelsen 2-6 6-2 7-5
Q1: Kathy Blake d Heidi Reetmeyer 6-2 6-3

Q2: Sue Minford d Janet Newberry default
Q2: Janet Haas d Laura Dupont 7-5 7-6
Q2: Patty Ann Reese d Margie Cooper 6-3 2-6 6-3
Q2: Kathy Kuykendall d Esme Emanuel 3-6 6-2 7-5
Q2: Laurie Fleming d Lee Connelly 6-1 6-1
Q2: Jill Schwikert d Faulkner 6-4 7-6
Q2: Alvarez d Johnson 6-7 6-1 6-0
Q2: Berner d Hudson Beck 6-2 6-3

Q2: L Epstein d Martinez 6-7 6-4 7-5
Q2: Vinton d Pegel 6-4 6-4
Q2: Blake d Lele Forood 6-1 6-1
Q2: Kristien Kemmer d Joanne Russell default
Q2: Jeanne Evert d Rana Epstein 6-1 6-0
Q2: Donna Ganz d Rayni Fox 6-4 7-5
Q2: Sally Greer d Wendy Appleby 6-4 6-4
Q2: Jill Cooper d Shelly Hudson 6-1 6-0

Q3: Haas d Minford 6-2 6-0
Q3: Kuykendall d Reese 6-7 6-3 5-4 retired
Q3: Fleming d Jill Schwikert 6-1 6-0
Q3: Berner d Alvarez 6-2 4-6 6-3

Q3: Epstein d Vinton 6-7 6-4 7-5
Q3: Kemmer d Blake 6-2 6-3
Q3: Evert d Ganz 6-3 6-4
Q3: Cooper d Greer 6-2 6-2

Preliminary Rounds

P1: Barbara Downs d Kemmer 7-5 6-4
P1: Wendy Gilchrist d Haas 6-4 6-2
P1: Betty Stove d Kuykendall 7-5 7-5
P1: Kerry Harris d Berner 7-6 6-3

P1: Fleming D Marcie Louie 6-3 6-0
P1: Corinne Molesworth D Epstein 6-3 6-3
P1: Evert D Mona Schallau 6-2 6-3
P1: Cooper D Pam Teeguarden 6-2 6-3

P2: Gilchrist d Downs 1-6 7-5 6-1
P2: Stove d Harris 7-6 6-0
P2: Fleming d Molesworth 6-2 4-6 6-0
P2: Evert d Cooper 6-4 6-4

Main Draw=16

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d. Lesley Hunt (Aus) 6-1 6-1
1R: Wendy Overton [8] d. Wendy Gilchrist (Aus) 6-0 5-7 6-2
1R: Chris Evert [4] d. Laurie Fleming 6-1 6-1
1R: Karen Krantzcke (Aus) d. Rosie Casals [6] 6-3 6-3

1R: Jeanne Evert [Q] d. Margaret Court (Aus) [3] 7-6 2-6 2-5 retired
1R: Kerry Melville (Aus) [5] d. Val Ziegenfuss 6-0 6-1
1R: Francoise Durr (Frn) [7] d. Julie Heldman 6-2 6-2
1R: Betty Stove (Neth) [Q] d. Nancy Richey [2] 7-6 6-3

QF: King [1] d. Overton [8] 7-6 6-2
QF: Evert [4] d. Krantzcke 6-2 6-2
QF: Melville [5] d. J. Evert 6-4 6-1
QF: Durr [7] d. Stove 3-6 7-6 6-1

SF: Evert [4] d. King [1] 6-2 6-4
SF: Melville [5] d. Durr [7] 6-2 6-3

FI: Chris Evert [4] d. Kerry Melville [5] 7-5 6-4

3rd place: Francoise Durr [7] d Billie Jean King [1] default


90 pound Jeanne Evert sends shock waves through the event on the opening day when she prevails over Margaret Court. Court suffers from leg cramps. "I started having cramps in the middle of the second set. I was trying to drop shot her so I wouldn't have to run so much."

Jeannie: "I'm dissapointed for her. she had the match won. I don't really consider this a victory."

Stove: "I had nothing to lose, so I tried to make her run a lot. I had lost to Nancy in the past, but I think maybe the fact that I had to play qualifying matches helped me."

Melville has 3 set points on Evert at 5-2 40-0.

Chris before the final: "I think this tournament is the calibre of Forest Hills. It's not a grudge match, but I am eager to play her."

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October 9-15 Saga Bay Mini Grand Prix of Bogota, Bogota, Colombia

QF: Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo d Mary Mclean 2-6 6-2 6-1

SF: Fernandez d Pinto-Bravo 6-0 6-2
SF: Guzman d Becky Vest 6-4 4-6 6-4

FI: Isabel Fernandez d Maria Guzman 6-4 6-3

DF: Isabel Fernandez/Elsa Rodriguez d Mary Mclean/Becky Vest 6-1 6-1

Isabel Fernandez wins her 3rd consecutive Mini-Circuit event.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:51 PM
Week of October 16-22

October 17-22 Dewar Cup of Billingham,Billingham, England, UK (Indoors on Uniturf)
Venue: The Forum

Prize Money= $7, 800 US

Draw=19

1R: Sue Mappin d Lindsay Blachford 6-3 2-6 6-1
1R: Veronica Burton d Jane Plackett 6-2 6-1
1R: Virginia Wade [2] d Glynis Coles default

2R: Margaret Smith Court [1] d Lesley Charles 6-0 6-1
2R: Jackie Fayter d Jenny Helliar 6-2 6-4
2R: Mappin d Patti Hogan [5] 6-3 1-6 6-1
2R: Brenda Kirk [4] d Wendy Slaughter 6-3 6-4

2R: Sharon Walsh [6] d Burton 6-1 7-5
2R: Julie Heldman [3] d S Fulcher 6-1 6-0
2R: Corinne Molesworth d Lindsey Beaven 4-6 6-3 7-5
2R: Wade [2] d Jane Mott 6-0 6-0

QF: Court [1] d Fayter 6-4 6-1
QF: Kirk [4] d Mappin 4-6 6-2 6-4
QF: Heldman [3] d Walsh [6] 7-5 7-5
QF: Wade [2] d Molesworth 6-2 6-2

SF: Court [1] d Kirk [4] 7-6 (7-3) 6-0
SF: Heldman [3] d Wade [2] 6-4 7-5

FI: Margaret Court [1] d Julie Heldman [3] 7-5 6-0

Doubles

FI: Margaret Court/Virginia Wade d Patti Hogan/Sharon Walsh 6-3 6-2

The start of the 4 tournament Dewar indoor circuit. Sponsored by a Scottish Whiskey company, players are presented on court in the finals by a band of Scottish bagpipes.

Court wins rather easily here. She is extended somewhat by Kirk and Heldman though. Kirl led 4-2 and 6-5 30-15 in the first set, and Heldman likewise led 4-3 and 5-4.

Julie was very pleased to reach the final, upsetting Virginai Wade in a tense tussle. The heady Heldman needed 5 match points to put Wade away.

In an early round match Molesworth saved a match point on a net cord vs Beavem recovering from 0-4 and 4-5 in the third.

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October 16-22 Spanish International Open Championships Barcelona, Spain (Clay)
Also titled the 20th Count of Godo Tournament

Draw=16

1R: Gail Sheriff Chanfreau d Carmen Bustamante 6-2 6-3
1R: Silvia Blume d Monique Van Haver 7-5 5-7 8-6
1R: Estela Benavides d Vicki Baldovinos 6-4 6-2
1R: Sonja Pachta d Michele Boulle Rodriguez 6-0 6-3

1R: Nathalie Fuchs d Carmen Coronado 6-2 6-3
1R: Michele Gurdal d Buche (Ast) 6-4 3-6 6-1
1R: Ana Maria Estalella d Maria Jose Aubet 6-1 6-3
1R: Lesley Hunt d E Schaffer 6-2 6-1

QF: Chanfreau d Blume 6-1 6-1
QF: Pachta d Benavides 6-3 6-4
QF: Fuchs d Gurdal 8-6 6-3
QF: Hunt d Estalella 6-3 9-7

SF: Chanfreau d Pachta default
SF: Fuchs d Hunt 6-4 6-2

FI: Gail Chanfreau d Nathalie Fuchs 6-1 6-4

DF: Gail Chanfreau/Nathalie Fuchs d Michele Gurdal/Monique van Haver 6-4 6-2

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October 20-23 Rhodesian National Championships

FI: Ilana Kloss d Maryna Godwin Proctor 6-0 6-4

DF: Ilana Kloss/Weimer d F Mckenzie/Maryna Proctor 6-2 6-1

Mrs Proctor was Maryna Godwin before her marriage. The inclusion of Ilana Kloss of South Africa suggests this was an open event.
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October 24 Hong Kong National Grass Court Championships Ends, Hong Kong (Grass)

SF: Kazuko Sawamatsu d J Bailey 6-0 6-0
SF: Alena Palmeova-West d Hideko Goto 6-3 6-3

FI: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Alena Palmeova-West 6-2 6-3

DF: Hideko Goto/Kazuko Sawamatsu s F Taylor/Alena Plameova-West 6-2 6-3

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Ends October 21 Florida State Closed Championships Delray Beach, Florida

SF: Jeanne Evert d Rayni Fox ????
SF: Betsy Nagelsen d Judy Gfroerer 6-3 6-3

FI: Betsy Nagelsen d Jeanne Evert default

DF: Ann goldman/Arlene Karasick d E Brackett/Rayni Fox R 1-6 6-2 6-2
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October 22, South Coast Championships, Southport, Queensland, Australia

FI: Wendy Turnbull d. Sally Arnott 6-2 6-2

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:51 PM
Week of October 23-29



October 24-28 Dewar Cup of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (Indoors on Uniturf)
Venue: Meadowbank Stadium

Prize Money= $ 7,800 US

Draw=16


1R: Margaret Smith Court [1] d Patti Hogan 6-3 6-2
1R: Wendy Gilchrist [8] d Glynis Coles 6-4 6-3
1R: Brenda Kirk [6] d Jackie Fayter 6-2 6-3
1R: Julie Heldman [3] d Lesley Charles 6-1 6-2

1R: Betty Stove [4] d Veronica Burton 6-4 6-4
1R: Sharon Walsh [5] d Wendy Slaughter 6-0 6-3
1R: Corinne Molesworth [7] d Lindsay Blachford 6-3 6-3
1R: Virginia Wade [2] d Lindsey Beaven 6-4 6-1

QF: Court [1] d Gilchrist [8] 6-0 6-1
QF: Kirk [6] d Heldman [3] 6-4 1-6 6-4
QF: Stove [4] d Walsh [5] 6-1 6-4
QF: Wade [2] d Molsworth [7] 7-5 6-3

SF: Court [1] d Kirk [6] 6-2 6-3
SF: Wade [2] d Stove [4] 6-3 6-3

FI: Margaret Court [1] d Virginia Wade [2] 6-3 3-6 7-5

Doubles

FI: Margaret Court/Virginia Wade d Julie Heldman/Betty Stove 6-2 6-3

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October 24-29 Indonesian National Championships

FI: Lany Kaligis d Lita Liem 7-5 5-7 7-5

DF: Rooshartati/Yolanda Sumarno d Ko Bosoon/Kyung Shin 7-6 1-6 6-3
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ends October 31 South American Tournament Ecuador

SF: Isabel Fernandez d Susana Villaverde 6-1 6-1
SF: Fiorella Bonicelli d Raquel Giscafre 6-4 7-5

FI: Fiorella Bonicelli d Isabel Fernandez 6-8 6-3 6-0
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October 29, Victorian Hard Court Championships, Melbourne, Australia

FI: Janet Young d. Maureen McCalman Pratt 6-3 6-0

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Week of October 30-November 5


October 31 -November 4 Dewar Cup of Aberavon, Port Talbot, Wales, UK (Indoors on Uniturf)
Venue: Afan Lido Stadium

Prize Money= $7,800 US

Draw=23

1R: Margaret Smith Court [1]-bye
1R: Veronica Burton-bye
1R: Corinne Molesworth [8]-bye
1R: Patti Hogan d Lindsay Blachford 6-2 2-6 6-0
1R: Sue Mappin d Jenny Helliar 6-4 3-6 7-6
1R: Betty Stove [4]-bye
1R: Jackie Fayter d Ruth Morgan* 6-0 6-1
1R: Brenda Kirk [5] d Wendy Slaughter 6-0 6-2

1R: Julie Heldman [2]-bye
1R: Penny Moor-bye
1R: Wendy Gilchrist-bye
1R: Lesley Charles d B Blackburn 6-0 6-3
1R: Sharon Walsh [6]-bye
1R: Lindsey Beaven d Elizabeth James 6-2 6-2
1R: Glynis Coles d Linda Geeves 6-0 6-3
1R: Virginia Wade [3]-bye

2R: Court [1] d Burton 6-2 6-3
2R: Molesworth [8] d Hogan 3-6 7-5 6-3
2R: Stove [4] d Mappin 6-2 7-6
2R: Kirk [5] d Fayter 6-3 6-4

2R: Heldman [2] d Moor 6-2 6-2
2R: Gilchrist [7] d Charles 6-4 6-7 6-2
2R: Walsh [6] d Beaven 3-6 7-5 6-2
2R: Wade [3] d Coles 6-2 7-5

QF: Court [1] d Molesworth [8] 6-1 6-0
QF: Stove [4] d Kirk [5] 6-1 6-1
QF: Heldman [2] d Gilchrist [7] 7-6 6-2
QF: Wade [3] d Walsh [6] 6-4 6-2

SF: Court [1] d Stove [4] 7-5 4-6 6-0
SF: Wade [3] d Heldman [2] 6-3 6-1

FI: Margaret Court [1] d Virginia Wade [3] 6-3 6-4

Doubles

FI: Margaret Court/Virginia Wade d Julie Heldman/Betty Stove 6-0 6-3

Draw note:
Dolan has "Rith" Morgan rather than "Ruth". A typo?

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November ??? Japan Open Championships Tokyo, Japan

FI: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Alena Palmeova West 6-3 6-0
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ends November 5 Citrus Bowl Invitation Vero Beach Florida, US

SF: Margie Cooper d Anne Beck 6-0 6-1
SF: Judy Alvarez d Sally Greer 6-3 6-3

FI: Judy Alvarez d Margie Cooper 4-6 6-2 6-2

DF: Judy Alvarez/Margie Cooper d Anne Beck/C Boesch 6-3 6-1

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:53 PM
Week of November 6-12


November 6-11 Dewar Cup of Torquay, Torquay, England, UK (Indoors on Uniturf)
Venue: The Palace Hotel

Prize money= $ 7, 800 US

Draw=40

PR: Betty Stove [6] d S Morgan default
PR: Lindsay Blachford d Jane Mott 6-1 6-0
PR: Linda Geeves d Annette Coe 7-6 6-2
PR: Glynis Coles d Wendy Slaughter 3-6 6-3 6-3

PR: Veronica Burton d Joanna Mchugo 6-1 6-0
PR: Nuala Dwyer d Sue Garrett 6-0 6-0
PR: Lindsey Beaven d Jenny Helliar 6-3 6-3
PR: Sharon Walsh [5] d S Edgecombe 6-3 6-1

1R: Margaret Smith Court [1] d Sue Imhoff 6-0 6-0
1R: Sue Mappin d Penny Hardgrave 6-1 6-2
1R: Jackie Fayter d Barbara Wancke 6-1 6-0
1R: Patti Hogan [8] d Sarah Huntington 6-1 6-0
1R: Stove [6] d Blachford 1-6 6-3 6-1
1R: Coles d Geeves 6-1 6-3
1R: Penny Moor d Lesley Charles 6-1 7-5
1R: Julie Heldman [3] d T Hughes 6-0 6-0

1R: Brenda Kirk [4] d Hilary Hodge 6-0 6-1
1R: Diane Riste d Winnie Shaw Wooldridge default
1R: Burton d Dwyer 6-2 6-2
1R: Walsh [5] d Beaven 3-6 7-5 7-5
1R: Corinne Molesworth d S Fulcher 6-0 6-1
1R: Wendy Gilchrist [7] d Julia Gregory 6-1 6-3
1R: Sue Barker d Nora Davies 6-1 6-1
1R: Virginia Wade [2] d Jane Plackett 6-1 6-1

2R: Court [1] d Mappin 6-2 6-1
2R: Hogan [8] d Fayter 6-3 2-6 7-6
2R: Stove [6] d Coles 7-6 7-6
2R: Heldman [3] d Moor 6-2 6-2

2R: Kirk [4] d Riste 6-3 6-1
2R: Walsh [5] d Burton 6-3 6-1
2R: Molesworth d Gilchrist [7] 7-5 6-2
2R: Wade [2] d Barker 6-2 6-7 (4-7) 6-1

QF: Court [1] d Hogan [8] 6-3 6-1
QF: Heldman [3] d Stove [6] 4-6 6-3 6-1
QF: Kirk [4] d Walsh [5] 6-1 6-3
QF: Wade [2] d Molesworth 6-1 6-4

SF: Court [1] d Heldman [3] 6-3 6-3
SF: Wade [2] d Kirk [4] 6-3 6-2

FI: Margaret Court [1] d Virginia Wade [2] 2-6 6-3 6-1

Doubles

SF: Kirk/Walsh d Ann Jones/Betty Stove 6-2 6-2

FI: Margaret Court/Virginia Wade d Brenda Kirk/Sharon Walsh 6-4 6-4

16 year old Sue Barker promises a good future for British tennis when she pushes Virginai Wade in the 2R. sue served for the second set at 5-4, fell behind 5-6 0-40, then won the tiebreak. From 1-1 in the third Wade ran off 5 straight games.

Wade looked as if she might finally break her losing streak to Margaret in the final. Court was suffering from a cold-even taking antibiotics beforehand. When Wade led 6-2 3-2 30-0 she was on the brink. All it took was two "dreadful shots by Miss Wade, who was never in the match again, losing 10 of the next 12 games" (Dolan).

A pregnant Ann Jones (she is 4 months along) plays the doubles and reaches the semis.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:54 PM
Week of November 13-19

November 13-15 Round Robin Exhibition Series, Notiingham, England, UK (Indoors)
Venue: Nottingham University Sports Centre

Day 1: Margaret Smith Court d Julie Heldman 6-0 6-3
Day 2: Virginia Wade d Margaret Smith Court 7-5 5-7 6-4
Day 3: Virginia Wade d Betty Stove 6-3 6-0

Stove replace an injured Heldmanon the last day. Wade won 125 pounds for coming in first.

Virginia has a match point at 5-3 vs Court, who swipes it away with a forehand winner and goes on to win the set. Wade refuses to wilt however, and breaks at 4-4 for a confidence building win.

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November 16-18 Dewar Cup Finale, London, Enlgand, UK (Indoors on Uniturf)
Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Prize Money= $30, 720 US.

Draw=8

1R: Margaret Smith Court [1] d Wendy Gilchrist Paish 7-5 6-1
1R: Betty Stove [5] d Brenda Kirk [4] 6-2 2-6 6-2
1R: Julie Heldman [3] d Sharon Walsh [6] 4-6 7-6 7-5
1R: Virginia Wade [2] d Corinne Molesworth [7] 6-1 6-3

SF: Court [1] d Stove [5] 6-4 7-6
SF: Wade [2] d Heldman [3] 6-4 6-1

FI: Margaret Court [1] d Virginia Wade [2] 6-1 6-1

Doubles

FI: Margaret Court/Virginia Wade d Brenda Kirk/Sharon Walsh 6-1 6-4

Court sparkled in more ways than one here. For one thing she was wearing a tennis dress desinged by Ted Tinling-the first time in about a decade she had wore a dress. Her play shined too, as she streamrolled the field. Wade felt so helpless in the second set that she turned to the crowd and exclaimed "she cannot miss, can she?". The 38 minute rout was a total contrast to their close fight days before in Nottingham.

Wendy Gilchrist gets married in Croyden hours before going on court to face Margaret.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:54 PM
Week of November 20-26

November 21-26* Australian Hard Court Championships Melbourne, Australia (Clay)

2R: Janet Young d Monique van Haver (Bel) 6-3 1-6 7-5
2R: Dianne Fromholtz d Nathalie Fuchs (Frn) 6-4 6-3
2R: Pat Coleman d Jenny Dimond 7-6 6-1

QF: Evonne Goolagong d Duk-Hee Lee (Kor) 6-2 6-2
QF: Michele Gurdal (Bel) d Sally Irvine 6-2 6-2
QF: Cynthia Sieler Doerner d Young 6-3 6-3
QF: Coleman d Fromholtz 6-2 6-4

SF: Goolagong d Gurdal 6-1 6-0
SF: Coleman d Doerner 2-6 6-1 6-0

FI: Evonne Goolagong d Pat Coleman 6-7 6-2 6-2

DF: Evonne Goolagong/Janet Young d Pat Coleman/Sally Irvine 2-6 6-4 6-3*

Draw notes:

World Tennis gives Dec 1 as an end date here. This date appears to be incompatible with the Queensland event, thus I am keeping Ugarte's dates.

*WT also has the score of the doubles final as 6-2 6-1. I'm keeping Ugarte's scores for now.

Dianne Fromholtz won the Girls 19 singles over Helen Crozier 6-2 6-2
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Ends December 1 Queensland Hard Court Championships Redcliffe, Australia (Clay)

FI: Wendy Turnbull d Barbara Hawcroft 7-5 6-4

DF: Barbara Hawcroft/D Kelly d Currell/Wendy Turnbull 6-2 6-2

MX: Wendy Turnbull/Mal Anderson d Fallis/C Bothwell 6-4 6-7 6-3

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:55 PM
Week of November 27-December 3


November 27- December 1 Argentine Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Clay)
*This event also carried the title of the South American Championships

1R: Graciela Moran d Ines Roget 4-6 7-6 6-3
1R: Susana Villaverde d Michele Boulle Rodriguez 2-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Margarita Zavalia d Patricia Bianchi 6-2 6-7 6-2

2R: Virginia Wade d ???? (bye or default)
2R: Raquel Giscafre d Elvira Weisenberger 6-3 6-4
2R: Pam Teeguarden d Moran 6-2 6-1
2R: Isabel Fernandez d Marta Galli 7-6 6-3
2R: Beatriz Araujo d Villaverde 6-1 6-0
2R: Fiorella Bonicelli d Zavalia 6-2 6-3
2R: Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo d Iris Riedel (Brz) 6-3 6-2
2R: Helga Niessen Masthoff d Adriana Villagran 6-0 6-2

QF: Wade d Giscafre 6-0 6-2
QF: Teeguarden d Fernandez 6-4 6-3
QF Bonicelli d Araujo 7-6 5-7 6-1
QF: Masthoff d Pinto-Bravo 6-3 6-2

SF: Wade d Teeguarden 6-0 6-2
SF: Bonicelli d Masthoff 6-4 7-5

FI: Virginia Wade d Fiorella Bonicelli 6-4 6-1

Doubles

SF: Pinto-Bravo/Wade d Bonicelli/Fernandez 6-4 5-7 6-2
SF: Masthoff/Teeguarden d Araujo/Giscafre 6-3 6-0

FI: Helga Masthoff/Pam Teeguarden d Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo/Virginia Wade 7-5 6-2

MX: Isabel Fernandez/Ivan Molina d Elvira Weisenberger/Belus Prajoux 7-5 6-4

World Tennis lists Fernandez as "de Soto", but Fernandez became the standard for her name. Note that Iris Riedel represented Brazil in 1972.

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November 27-December 3 Queensland Championships Brisbane, Australia (Grass)



2R: Wendy Turnbull d Janet Young 6-4 6-3

3R: Evonne Goolagong d Nathalie Fuchs 6-3 6-0
3R: Gai Healey d ????
3R: Barbara Hawcorft d Monique van Haver 6-4 6-4
3R: Margaret Tesch d Michele Gurdal 7-6 6-2
3R: Lesley Charles d Dianne Fromholtz 7-5 7-6
3R: Turnbull d Duk-Hee Lee 6-2 6-0
3R: Pat Coleman d ????
3R: Glynis Coles d ????

QF: Goolagong d Healey 6-1 6-1
QF: Hawcroft d Tesch 4-6 7-6 6-2
QF: Charles d Turnbull 3-6 6-3 6-4
QF: Coles d Coleman 6-4 6-4

SF: Goolagong d Hawcroft 6-4 6-2
SF: Coles d Charles 6-4 6-2

FI: Evonne Goolagong d Glynis Coles 6-0 7-5

Doubles

SF: Hawcroft/Tesch d Coleman/Turnbull 6-4 6-3
SF: J Fallis/Goolagong d Coles/Charles 6-2 6-0

FI: J Fallis/Evonne Goolagong d Barbara Hawcroft/Margaret Tesch ????*

Draw note:
????-Ugarte has Barbara Hawcroft/Margaret Tesch d Lesley Charles/Wendy Turnbull 4-6 7-6 6-0 in doubles final here.

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Ends December 5 Coupe Canet, Canet, France

FI: Daniele Bouteleux d Odile de Roubin 6-4 2-6 6-2

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:56 PM
Week of December 4-10

December 4-9 Western Australian Championships Perth, Australia (Grass)

Prize Money= $5,000 Australian

Draw=24

1R: Margaret Smith Court [1]-bye
1R: Sandra Williams-bye
1R: Nathalie Fuchs (Frn)-bye
1R: Lindsay Blachford (GB) d Sarah Taylor 6-2 7-5
1R: Glynis Coles (GB) d Marion Proisy default
1R: Janet Young d J Larritt default
1R: M Smith d B Heavey 6-2 6-0
1R: Lesley Hunt [3] d Lesley Charles (GB) 6-4 6-3

1R: Kazuko Sawamatsu [4] (Jpn) d Gail Williams 6-4 6-1
1R: L Cooper d G Edmunds 6-1 6-0
1R: Helen Young d Pat Coleman default
1R: Monique Van Haver (Bel) d M Huggins default
1R: Michele Gurdal (Bel)-bye
1R: Christine Matison-bye
1R: Moira Whitely-bye
1R: Evonne Goolagong [2]-bye

2R: Court [1] d Williams 6-0 6-2
2R: Fuchs d Blachford 3-6 6-1 6-3
2R: Coles d Young 7-6 7-5
2R: Hunt [3] d Smith 6-1 6-1

2R: Sawamatsu [4] d Cooper 6-1 6-0
2R: Van Haver d Young 6-2 6-4
2R: Matison d Gurdal 7-6 6-4
2R: Goolagong [2] d Whitely 6-0 6-1

QF: Court [1] d Fuchs 6-3 6-1
QF: Hunt [3] d Coles 6-2 7-5
QF: Sawamatsu [4] d Van Haver 6-1 6-2
QF: Goolagong [2] d Matison 6-1 6-1

SF: Court [1] d Hunt [3] 6-2 1-0 retired (Heat illness)
SF: Goolagong [2] d Sawamatsu [4] 6-2 6-3

FI: Margaret Court [1] d Evonne Goolagong [2] 6-3 6-2

DF: Margaret Court/Kazuko Sawamatsu [1] d Evonne Goolagong/Lesley Hunt [2] 6-2 6-3

Court wins a 50 minute final and takes home $720. In the semis Lesley Hunt blacked out due to the heat. a recent bout of glandular flu exarcerbated the situation. Her father said she would need weeks to recover. Hunt missed the Australian Open.

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December 7-10* Clean Air Classic, New York, New York, US (Indoors on Supreme Court)
Venue: Seventh Regiment Armory

Prize Money= $75,000 (combined men and women) Women's prize money was $15,000

Draw=8

1R: Virginia Wade [1] d Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-3 6-3
1R: Francoise Durr [3] d Linda Tuero 6-2 6-2
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d Wendy Overton [4] 6-2 7-6
1R: Rosie Casals [2] d Betty Stove 6-1 6-3

SF: Wade [1] d Durr [3] 6-1 6-2*
SF: Casals [2] d Ziegenfuss 6-4 5-7 6-3

FI: Virginia Wade [1] d Rosie Casals [2] 6-3 6-3

Nancy Gunter originally the #1 seed broke her nose before the start of the event. Played under the VASS system, where the first person to win 4 points takes the game. Thus there are no deuces.

Francoise Durr is trying out a new backhand-flattening out the shot. "after 15 years I thought I could not change. Poof, a new stroke. I feel so good." One thing hasn't changed-she still uses the frying pan grip she is famous for.

Perhaps she was less confident in the backhand after Wade "routed" her in the semis. Virginia went on to take the $6,000 top prize-a haul of $2,000 per hour. The men's winner here won $10,000 US.

In explaining her success Wade said, "I'm thinking more on court now. I never used to think. Now I'm more relaxed on the court and moving well. And when I'm relaxed, I'm confident."

2,5000 see the finals, which are televised.

Draw notes:
The 32 player men's field started play on December 4.

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December 4-10 Sydney Metropolitan Hard Court Championships Sydney, Australia (Clay)

QF: Dianne Fromholtz d Norma Marsh 6-3 7-6
QF: Sandra Walsham d Jenny Dimond 7-6 7-6
QF: Gai Healey d L Walker 7-5 6-2
QF: Chris O'Neil d R Murphy 6-3 6-3

SF: Fromholtz d Walsham 6-0 6-3
SF: O'Neil d Healey 4-6 6-2 6-2

FI: Chris O'Neil d Dianne Fromholtz 4-6 6-2 6-2

Doubles

SF: K Hogarth/Murphy d Jenny Walker/K Walker 6-3 6-3
SF: Crozier/Healey d V Leiper/T van Haren 6-3 6-4

FI: Helen Crozier/Gai Healey d K Hogarth/R Murphy 6-2 5-7 6-4

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December 4-9 South African Closed Championships, Pretoria, South Africa (Hard)

FI: Pat Pretorius d Ilana Kloss 5-7 7-5 6-3

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Ends December 8 Maadi Tournament, Maadi, Egypt

SF: Clelia Gaete d Leila Mansour 6-2 6-2
SF: Bebetsa Vasiliadis d Mona Azouz Shpiker 6-3 6-1

FI: Clelia Gaete d Bebetsa Vasiliadis 6-3 2-6 6-2

MX: Bebetsa Vasiliadis/Shoukry Mobarek d Clelia Gaete/Hussein Gad 6-4 6-2

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Week of December 11-17

December 11-17 South Australian Championships Adelaide, Australia (Grass)

2R: Lindsay Blachford d Sally Irvine 6-2 7-6
2R: Yevgenia Biryukova d Duk-Hee Lee 6-4 6-4
2R: Cynthia Sieler Doerner d Nathalie Fuchs 6-2 6-1

3R: Evonne Goolagong d Glynis Coles 6-3 6-0
3R: Dianne Fromholtz d Michele Gurdal 6-2 6-1
3R: Pat Coleman d Lesley Charles 6-3 6-3
3R: Helen Gourlay d Kazuko Sawamatsu 4-6 7-5 6-3

3R: Monique Van Haver d Kerry Melville default
3R: Doerner d Wendy Turnbull 6-4 6-3
3R: Janet Young d Yevgenyia Biryukova 6-4 6-3
3R: Kerry Harris d Lindsay Blachford 6-1 6-3

QF: Goolagong d Fromholtz 6-2 6-1
QF: Coleman d Gourlay 2-6 7-6 6-4
QF: Doerner d Van Haver 6-4 6-3
QF: Harris d Young 6-4 6-2

SF: Goolagong d Coleman 6-0 6-1
SF: Harris d Doerner 6-4 6-3

FI: Evonne Goolagong d Kerry Harris 6-1 6-2

Doubles

SF: Goolaogong/Gourlay d Pat Coleman/Wendy Turnbull 6-2 6-2
SF: Biryukova/Young d Cynthia Doerner/Sally Irvine 6-1 6-7 6-3

FI: Yevgenia Biryukova/Janet Young d Evonne Goolagong/Helen Gourlay 6-3 6-2

(From World Tennis): Margaret Court didn't play here as she wasn't contacted by the tournament. Aussie sportswriter Gordon Schwartz wrote: "In view of the fact Evonne Goolagong was guarenteed $1500, air fares and accomadation...., it is a tragedy that a sponsor was not found for Mrs Court."
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December 11-15 Orange Free State Championships Bloemfontein, South Africa (Hard)

FI: Pat Pretorius d Linky Boshoff 2-6 6-1 6-1
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December 12-14 Rothmans Tennis Spectacular Kingston, Jamaica (Indoors on cement)

Draw=10

1R: Julie Anthony (US) d Dianna Barton 6-0 6-1
1R: Bonnie Logan (US) d Sue Biscoe 7-6 7-5

QF: Rosie Casals (US) d Lorna Wood 6-3 6-1
QF: Cindy Crosby (US) d Carole Caldwell Graebner default
QF: Anthony d Logan 6-3 6-1
QF: Debbie Phillips (Guy) d Francoise Durr (Frn) default (lost her passport)

SF: Casals d Crosby 6-4 6-1
SF: Anthony d Phillips 6-2 6-1

FI: Julie Anthony d Rosie Casals 6-3 6-4

#rd annaul event-this is the first year women were included. The surface was a slippery as glass according to the players. Francoise Durr was uanble to come to Jamaica when she lost her passport, stranding her in Miami. Accoridng to World Tennis, "Even though Rosie was not at her best, Julie worked sensibly to keep her talented opponent from getting in the groove and generallt gave every indication of greater things to come next year."

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:58 PM
Week of December 18-24

December 18-23 Western Province Championships Capetown, South Africa (Hard)

2R: Ilana Kloss d Janine Lieffrig 7-5 6-1

QF: Pat Walkden Pretorius d Nicky Kruger 6-2 6-2
QF: Laura Rossouw d Linky Boshoff 8-6 6-4
QF: Kloss d Alison McMillan 6-4 6-0
QF: Sharon Walsh d Greta Delport 1-6 6-0 6-2

SF: Pretorius d Rossouw 6-3 6-1
SF: Walsh d Kloss 6-4 6-1

FI: Sharon Walsh d Pat Pretorius 6-0 5-7 6-4

DF: Ilana Kloss/Pat Pretorius d Janine Lieffrig/Sharon Walsh 6-4 6-2

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December 18-24 Tasmanian Championships, Hobart, Australia (Grass)


1R: Helen Crozier d Michele Gurdal (Bel) 6-2 6-1
1R: Nathalie Fuchs d S Arnott 6-4 7-5

2R: Pat Coleman d Helen Young 6-0 6-1
2R: Fuchs d Duk-Hee Lee (Kor) 6-4 6-1
2R: H Crozier d Jenny Walker 6-2 6-4
2R: Chris O'Neil d Monique Van Haver (Bel) 6-4 7-6

3R: Coleman d Fuchs 6/7-7/6-4/0 Ab
3R: Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jpn) d Crozier 6-4 6-0
3R: Dianne Fromholtz d Yevgenyia Biryukova (USSR) 7-6 6-1
3R: Janet Young d Wendy Turnbull 6-2 6-3

3R: Lesley Charles d Cynthia Doerner 7-5 4-6 6-3
3R: Barbara Hawcroft d O'Neil 6-3 6-0
3R: Jeong-Soon Yang (Kor) d Glynis Coles 6-2 6-2
3R: Margaret Tesch d Helen Gourlay 6-4 7-5

QF: Coleman d Sawamatsu 6-4 6-4
QF: Young d Fromholtz 3-6 6-3 6-2
QF: Charles d Hawcroft 6-1 6-2
QF: Tesch d Yang 6-4 1-6 6-4


SF: Coleman d Young 7-5 3-6 6-4
SF: Charles vs Tesch not played*

*Rain washed out the other semifinal and the finals.
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On December 21st the US magazine Sports Illustrated declared Billie Jean King and john Wooden joint sportspersons of the year. It was a signal honor for King and women;s tennis, as this was the first time in SI history a woman was named Sportsperson of the year.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:58 PM
Week of December 25-31


ends December 30 Eastern Province Sugar Circuit Championships, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Hard)

SF: Linky Boshoff d Sharon Walsh [1] 5-7 6-2 6-3

FI: Linky Boshoff d Ilana Kloss 6-1 6-1

MX: Sharon Walsh (US)/Hans Pohmann (Ger) d ????
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ends December 30 Valencia International, Valencia, Spain (Clay)

FI: Tine Zwaan (Neth) d Carmen Perea 3-6 6-3 6-0

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:59 PM
National Rankings

Australia (early 1972-June issue of WT)

01 Evonne Goolagong
02 Helen Gourlay
03 Pat Coleman
04 Barbara Hawcroft
05 Kerry Harris
06 Janet Young
07 Jan Lehane O'Neill
08 Margaret Tesch
09 Sally Irvine
10 Pat Edwards

Austria (July issue of WT)

01 Sonja Pachta
02 Erika Herdy
03 Ria Hollingworth
04 Trude Schonberger
05 Virginia Buche
05 Diane Kofler
07 Anna Aichelburg
08 Rosy Ranner


East Germany (early 1972-June issue of WT)

01 Brigitte Hoffmann
02 Veronike Koch
03 Helga Taterczynski
04 Bettina Borkert
05 Hella Riede
06 Carola Bluhm
07 Petra Lehmann
08 Renate Hoffmann
09 Gerda Sauer
10 Christiane Domschke

Hungary (early 1972-June issue of WT)

01 Eva Szabo
02 Judith Szorenyi
03 Katalin Borka
04 Erzsebet Szell
05 Agnes Graczol
06 Erzsebet Polgar
07 Katlain Fagyas
07 Beatrix Klein
09 Melinda Duday
10 Erzsebet Solyom

Lebanon (October 1972 issue of WT)

01 L Akrawi
02 R Menassa
03 L Khoury
04 Renee Khoury
05 L Harney
06 J Drucker
07 N Zeitouni
08 I Abdelnour
09 N Beydoun
10 MA Wilkinson
10 S Ghazal
12 G Boustani


Mexico (July issue of WT)

01 Elena Subirats
02 Lourdes Gongora
03 Patricia Montano
03 Cecelia Rosado
05 Gina Diza-Ponce
06 Olga Montano
07 Tere Salvidea
08 Lourdes Diaz-Ponce
09 Alina Balbiers
10 Saby Berman



Netherlands (early 1972-June issue of WT)

01 Marijke Schaar
02 Betty Stove
03 Trudy Walhof
04 Ada Bakker
05 Judith Salome
06 Nora Lauteslager
06 Elsie Veentjer-Spruyt
08 Hatty Taphoorn-Bass

Norway (early 1972-April issue of WT)

01 Ellen Grindvold
02 Kirsten Robsahm
03 Liv Hubert
04 Else Lunde
05 Unni Holm
06 Wally Brynhildsen
07 Helen Hancke
08 Karen Alette Melander

Rumania (October 1972 issue of WT)

01 Judith Dibar
02 Ecaterine Rosianu
03 Agneta Kun
04 Eleanora Dumitrescu
05 Valeria Balaj
06 Elena Trifu
07 Mariana Ciogolea-Nunweiller
08 Virginia Ruzici (*incorrectly listed as "Valeria")
09 Mariana Simionescu
10 Elena Takacs

South Africa (July 1972 issue of WT)

01 Pat Pretorius
02 Brenda Kirk
03 Great Delport
04 Ilana Kloss
05 Laura Rossouw
06 Alison McMillan
07 Sandra Reynolds Price
08 Elizabeth Truter
09 O Boshoff
10 Nicky Kruger
11 Brigitte Cuypers
12 Lyn Montgomery

Spain (October 1972 issue of WT)

01 Carmen Mandarino
02 Ana Maria Estalella
03 Nati Santacana
04 Pilar Barril
07 Carmen Perea

Sweden (October 1972 issue of WT)

01 Christina Sandberg
02 Ingrid Bentzer
03 Margareta Strandberg
04 Isabelle Larsson
05 Ulla Sandulf
06 Kerstin Anden
07 Madeleine Pegel
08 Ann-Charlotte Dahlberg
09 Ann Bostrom
10 Annika Nydeus

Turkey (October 1972 issue of WT)

01 Filiz Tokcan
02 R Feldman
03 H Ugan
04 S Buyukfirat

USSR (October 1972 issue of WT)

01 Olga Morozova
02 Galaina Baksheeva
03 Marina Kroshina
04 Yevgenia Biryukova
05 Eremeieva
06 Yevgenia Izopaitus
07 Anna Dmitrieva
08 Zaiga Yansone
09 Yelena Granaturova
10 Anna Ivanova

Yugoslavia (October 1972 issue of WT)

01 Irena Skulj
02 Mima Jausovec
03 Marka Sel
04 Lena Dvornik
05 Jelena Gencic
06 Vlatka Husnjak
07 Zvezdana Urek
08 Tatjana Kokeva
09 Biljana Kostic
09 Vesna Kelenc

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:59 PM
World Rankings

Rex Bellamy (of the London Times)

01 Billie Jean King
02 Evonne Goolagong
03 Chris Evert
04 Nancy Richey Gunter
05 Margaet Court
06 Virginia Wade
07 Rosie Casals
08 Kerry Melville
09 Francoise Durr
10 Helga Masthoff
11 Olga Morozova
12 Linda Tuero
13 Betty Stove
14 Val ziegenfuss
15 Wendy Overton
16 Lesley Hunt
17 Gail Chanfreau
18 Winnie Shaw
19 Pat Pretorius
20 Helen Gourlay
21 Julie Heldman
22 Judy Dalton
23 Pam Teeguarden
24 Brenda Kirk
25 Mona Schallau

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 11:00 PM
Stats 1

Billie Jean King

Won 11 events out of 24
Won 88 matches, lost 13
Win-Loss %= .871

Head to head: 5-0 vs Casals, 3-2 vs Court, 2-2 vs Durr, 1-3 vs Evert, 3-0 vs Goolagong, 4-3 vs Gunter, 3-1 vs Heldman, 1-0 vs Masthoff, 5-0 vs Melville, 3-0 vs Overton, 3-1 vs Stove, 5-0 vs Wade

Singles titles: San Francisco, Richmond, Tuscon, Indianapolis, French Open, Nottingham RR, Bristol, Wimbledon, US Open, Charlotte, Phoenix.

Doubles titles: Oklahoma, Dallas, Richmond, San Juan, French Open, Queen's Club, Wimbledon, Pacific Coast.


Dominant in slams, where she was undefeated for the year. King did not enter the Australian Open. King was 5-0 vs Wade (who won the Australian), beating Virginia in the QF of all the other majors.
Billie Jean's only losing head to head matchups were vs Evert (1-3) and Neumanova (0-1).


Chris Evert

Won 4 events out of 12
Won 49 matches, lost 7, defaulted 1
Win-Loss %= .875

Head to head: 2-0 vs Casals, 2-1 vs Court, 2-1 vs Goolagong, 0-3 vs Gunter, 1-0 vs Heldman, 3-1 vs King, 1-0 vs Masthoff, 3-1 vs Melville, 1-0 vs Morozova, 3-0 vs Overton, 1-0 vs Wade

Singles titles: Ft Lauderdale, Queen's Club, US Clay, Virginia Slims Championships.

Chrissie had a winning head to head vs everyone except Nancy Richey Gunter, her bete noire. Evert could make no impression on the Texan. She was part of the the most anticipated amtch of the year in the semis at Wimbledon vs Goolagong. Chris lost that classic, but got revenge beating Evonne the next 2 times they played.

Upset at Forest Hills by Melville, Chris also avenged that defeat in taking the Virginia Slims Championships, arguably the 4th most important event of the year.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 11:00 PM
Margaret Court

Won 9 events out of 15
Won 57 matches, lost 7 (1 retirement)
Win-Loss %= .890

Won 10 doubles titles

Head to head: 3-0 vs Casals, 2-0 vs Durr, 1-2 vs Evert, 2-0 vs Goolagong, 1-0 vs Gunter, 2-0 vs Heldman,2-3 vs King, 1-0 vs Overton, 2-0 vs Stove, 4-1 vs Wade

Singles titles: Western, Newport, Pacific Coast (Albany), Billingham, Edinburgh, Aberavon, Torquay, Dewar Finale (London) and Perth.

Doubles titles: Western, Canadian, Newport, Charlotte, Billingham, Edinburgh, Aberavon, Torquay, Dewar Finale (London) and Perth.

The only two women to have winning head to heads vs Margaret accounted for 5 of her 7 defeats. Wade was 1 more, and Jeanne Evert won when Court retired up 5-2 in the third at Boca.

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 11:00 PM
Stats 3

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 11:01 PM
Stats 4

Rollo
Sep 28th, 2011, 11:01 PM
Links

mick1303
Oct 12th, 2011, 06:21 PM
Week of November 20-26



Australian Hard Court Championships Melbourne November 21-26

1/4f
Evonne Goolagong D Duk Hee Lee Kor 6/2-6/2

Sf
Evonne Goolagong D Michele Gurdal 6/1-6/0
Pat Coleman D Cynthia Doerner 2/6-6/1-6/0

Finale
Evonne Goolagong D Pat Coleman 6/7-6/2-6/2

Doubles
Goolagong -young J D Coleman Pat -irvine Sally 2/6-6/4-6/3
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Queensland Hard Court Championships Redcliffe Ends November ???

Finale
Wendy Turnbull D Barbara Hawcroft 7/5-6/4

I want to use this tournament as an example for my question.
I’m considering purchasing John Dolan’s book. How helpful is it in getting the complete results for these tournaments? Obviously the was a draw with 4 quarterfinals. Miguel’s sources preserved only one – Evonne’s match. Is there a complete draws for these tournaments (the same situation is with Brisbane draw) in John Dolan’s book?

ugarte
Oct 12th, 2011, 06:36 PM
Hi Mick
These Tournaments Does Not Find In John Dolan S Book
My Sources World Tennis Magazines
See You Soon Miguel Thanks

Rollo
Oct 28th, 2011, 03:34 PM
Bump up. I'm making progress here. Done editing in first 2 pages.


Need to add in interesting info for Boston event from Dobie.

Posted by Mick303 I want to use this tournament as an example for my question.
I’m considering purchasing John Dolan’s book. How helpful is it in getting the complete results for these tournaments? Obviously the was a draw with 4 quarterfinals. Miguel’s sources preserved only one – Evonne’s match. Is there a complete draws for these tournaments (the same situation is with Brisbane draw) in John Dolan’s book?

I would give John's book a hearty thumbs up. It's very useful for trivia and detailed match reports. There are great photos. It also has complete draws and seedings for the important events. Due to contraints of time and space he had to draw the line somewhere, which is why you won't see draws for smaller events.

In some cases he has names that differ from ours, but 9 times out of ten they are simply differences in interpretation. Does one use Helga Hosl or Hoesl for example? We also have many first names where he initials, and I've found many first names using his book.

There's an error (or what I think might be an error) every now and again-I point those out in this thread so we can resolve them. That's hardly a major complaint-as every printed sources I've ever seen for tennis results has them. John's book has fewer than most.

My only real complaint is my copy is falling apart. I attribute that to the large size of the book (massive at 557 pages!) and my heavy use of it!

Rollo
Nov 9th, 2011, 12:59 AM
Chipping away at this. I added in Tommystar's results from the Euro Amateur event-these were hard to find! Thanks Tommystar:)

Rollo
Nov 18th, 2011, 05:34 PM
Added US Open Mixed results and still editing in other events.

austinrunner
Nov 19th, 2011, 02:27 AM
Week of May 1-7

May 1-6 Virginia Slims Of Indianapolis , Indinapolis,Indiana, US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum

Wendy Overton was seeded [5].

austinrunner
Nov 19th, 2011, 02:36 AM
January 19-23 Independent Press-Telegram Championships Long Beach CA, US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: Long Beach City College Gym

This was both a hard (outdoor) and indoors event. The first 2 rounds were indoor split between the Long Beach City College Gymnasium and the Cerritos College Men's Gymnasium in Norwalk. The last 2 rounds were outdoors at the Billie Jean King Center in Long Beach.

King said in her 1982 autobiography that she intentionally lost the semifinal match with Francoise Durr because of an argument with her (King's) husband.

Rollo
Nov 19th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Thanks AR-I fixed Overton in Indy.

I'll try and add the King quote from her book-it's a great story.

Rollo
Nov 22nd, 2011, 03:25 PM
All of Ugarte's contributions are completely edited in now.
I have scoured all the results from John Dolan's book.
and in addition all of the New York Times tennis coverage for 1972.

Today I added in information from the February 1973 issue of World Tennis. I added quite a bit of singles and doubles scores.

December will be given over to adding stats for the top women and going through all of the issue of World Tennis.

austinrunner
Nov 23rd, 2011, 05:34 AM
February 16-19 Virginia Slims Of Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US (Indoors on Sportface)
FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King [1] d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [2] 6-7 (4-5) 7-5 (5-2) 6-2

Typo in second set score.

Andy T
Nov 23rd, 2011, 07:24 PM
Hi Rollo, in your trawl through World Tennis, look out for the following 1972 "mysteries":
German Indoors (played Jan or Feb), winner ?
Victorian Hardcourts (played June), winner Janet Young
Travemunde, Germany (played July), winner Helga Masthoff
Portschach, Austria, (played August/Sept), winner Katja Burgemeister-Ebbinghaus
ACT Championships, Canberra, (played oct), winner MacNicol
The chances are that these results are buried in mags or local papers from the countries in question, though.

Rollo
Nov 29th, 2011, 02:28 AM
Thanks for your sharp eyes re Oklahoma AR-I fixed it:)

Hi Rollo, in your trawl through World Tennis, look out for the following 1972 "mysteries":
German Indoors (played Jan or Feb), winner ?
Victorian Hardcourts (played June), winner Janet Young
Travemunde, Germany (played July), winner Helga Masthoff
Portschach, Austria, (played August/Sept), winner Katja Burgemeister-Ebbinghaus
ACT Championships, Canberra, (played oct), winner MacNicol
The chances are that these results are buried in mags or local papers from the countries in question, though.

Thanks for alerting me to these Andy T. If I catch any results in my net I'll post them here. At the very least I'll insert these into the results in the month they belong.

Today I went throught the June issue of World Tennis (Feb 1973 already done) and added loads of doubles results, in depth coverage from South Africa, and national rankings for several nations.

I also calculated Margaret Court's stats for 1972.

Rollo
Nov 30th, 2011, 04:12 PM
No score or defeated finalist, but I did find a winner for one of Andy T's events:

German Indoors (played Jan or Feb), winner was Heide Orth (she also won in 1971 and 1973)

Added stats for Billie Jean King (they tally with AR's from his results thread)

Rollo
Dec 9th, 2011, 05:55 PM
April, June ,and Feb 1973 issues of WT scanned over and added results (mostly doubles) put in.

Will add Evert stats today.

Andy T
Dec 9th, 2011, 08:54 PM
No score or defeated finalist, but I did find a winner for one of Andy T's events:

German Indoors (played Jan or Feb), winner was Heide Orth (she also won in 1971 and 1973)

Added stats for Billie Jean King (they tally with AR's from his results thread)
Hi Rollo,
Are you sure about the hat-trick for Orth? I thought she lost to Nell Truman in the 71 final (score 63 63 Bremen, 30th Jan -3rd feb; source BP. World of Tennis yearbook 1972) and to Ingrid Löfdahl-Bentzer 62 16 63 in the 73 final, Bremen, 22nd-28th Jan 73; Bentzer's win and orth's final are both cited in the bios of the BP World of Tennis yearbook 1974.

Rollo
Dec 10th, 2011, 05:42 PM
Hi Rollo,
Are you sure about the hat-trick for Orth? I thought she lost to Nell Truman in the 71 final (score 63 63 Bremen, 30th Jan -3rd feb; source BP. World of Tennis yearbook 1972) and to Ingrid Löfdahl-Bentzer 62 16 63 in the 73 final, Bremen, 22nd-28th Jan 73; Bentzer's win and orth's final are both cited in the bios of the BP World of Tennis yearbook 1974.

Not sure at all Andy T-especially in light of actual scores, where my info came from a tennis encyclopedia. I will recheck.

Vinkje83
May 16th, 2012, 12:38 AM
Hi Rollo,
I found Mastoff in 1972 in the following spots:
* page 1 post #1
* page 2 post #26 and #27
* page 3 post #32
To be changed into Masthoff.
Because this is not an English name, there is no -th- in the middle, really.
One syllable is Mast, and the second is hoff, so you pronounce that as Mast-hoff.
Regards, Vinkje

Rollo
May 16th, 2012, 02:54 PM
Thank Vinkje83-errors corrected:)

I appreciate the explanation on how to pronounce her name. Ironically it's the English pronunciation of her name that got me in trouble. TV announcers here used 'Mast' 'off"-so I incorrectly typed the name the way it sounded to me. One day I'll learn!

Thanks again.

I added Andy T's post in the front of the thread so we can work on his "mysteries" at some point.

chaton
May 17th, 2012, 10:37 AM
Thank Vinkje83-errors corrected:)

I appreciate the explanation on how to pronounce her name. Ironically it's the English pronunciation of her name that got me in trouble. TV announcers here used 'Mast' 'off"-so I incorrectly typed the name the way it sounded to me. One day I'll learn!

Thanks again.

I added Andy T's post in the front of the thread so we can work on his "mysteries" at some point.


Just a little comment as a native speaker concerning the pronounciation: The correct one is (written in english letters) "must-hoff".

Because the letter "a" in german is spoken in most cases as an "u" like in must.

Rollo
May 17th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Just a little comment as a native speaker concerning the pronounciation: The correct one is (written in english letters) "must-hoff".

Because the letter "a" in german is spoken in most cases as an "u" like in must.

Thanks Chaton. It must grate of the ears to hear others butcher correct pronunciation. LOL at how we ever morphed München into Munich for example.

When I lived in Japan and Korea no one ever got my my name right. It didn't bother me though-as my name matched their sound for 'beer":)

I suppose some tennis players living in an English media driven world give up at some point. Navratilova and Shrapova sound quite different in theri native languages.

What part of Germany do you come from? And are you still enjoying your tennis? I hit last night under the lights and loved it.

chaton
May 18th, 2012, 02:41 PM
Thanks Chaton. It must grate of the ears to hear others butcher correct pronunciation. LOL at how we ever morphed München into Munich for example.

When I lived in Japan and Korea no one ever got my my name right. It didn't bother me though-as my name matched their sound for 'beer":)

I suppose some tennis players living in an English media driven world give up at some point. Navratilova and Shrapova sound quite different in theri native languages.

What part of Germany do you come from? And are you still enjoying your tennis? I hit last night under the lights and loved it.

I live in Berlin. I started quite late playing tennis because I'm born in the former GDR and there it was not common to play tennis. You had only very few courts in the whole country and it was extremely difficult to buy balls and rackets. So even though I was following the women's tennis at the end of the 80's and 90's I started playing by myself in 2003 at the age of 28... Means that I'm still improving from year to year, even though I'm now 36 (in a few weeks 37)...

Here in germany we have a tennis league like soccer or basket ball in other countries. You play in teams, every team consists of 6 players in defined order. Means, the strongest is number 1, then number 2 and so on. So if one tzeam plays against another one you play 9 matches: 6 singles ( #1 of team A agains #1 of team B and so on) and 3 doubles. In the first league there play nearly only professional players, for example in former times Rafael Nadal has played league also for a german team.

And so you have first league, second legue and many more down to very low leagues. The winner in one league goes up a league, the loser will go down as for example in soccer here too.

And we had a match on the edge last sunday. After the first 3 singles we were 0-3 down. Our number one is very good and won then very easily, our number 5 was mentally strong and won 6-4 in the third after 0-3 down. And then I played my match at position #3. In the first set my opponent blew me away. Did expect a quick finish of the match after losing the first set 6-2. But then the whole story turned around. The number of unforced errors on my opponent was rising and I could handle his game better and better. So I could win the second set 6-1. But then he came back, reduced his error rate and was up 4-1 in the third. But everybody who thought it was the end - no it wasn't. The match turned again and finally I won the match in the tiebreaker of th third 2-6 6-1 7-6(4). It was concerning the level of tennis one of the best (maybe THE best) clay court matches I ever played. And finally we as a team won 5-4 after doubles.

Why I explain this? Such stories belong to the tennis sport, no matter if you are professional or amateur. And such stories make it interesting and rise my passion for this sport.

So finally I must say: I don't think I will ever stop enjoying practising this sport.

Jimbo109
Jun 13th, 2012, 12:27 PM
October 22, South Coast Championships, Southport, Queensland, Australia

FI: Wendy Turnbull d. Sally Arnott 6-2 6-2

Jimbo109
Jun 13th, 2012, 04:44 PM
Mar 12, Wynnum, Queensland, Australia

FI: Wendy Turnbull d. Barbara Hawcroft 7-5 6-2

Jimbo109
Jun 13th, 2012, 11:18 PM
December 4-10 Sydney Metropolitan Hard Court Championships Sydney, Australia (Clay)

FI: Chris O'Neil d Dianne Fromholtz 4-6 6-2 6-2



On September there was another edition of the Championships:

FI: Jenny Walker d. Dianne Fromholtz 6-3 6-0

Jimbo109
Jun 14th, 2012, 04:28 PM
Summary
Some missing results (per Andy T)
Victorian Hardcourts (played June), winner Janet Young


October 29, Victorian Hard Court Championships, Melbourne, Australia

FI: Janet Young d. Maureen McCalman Pratt 6-3 6-0

Jimbo109
Jun 15th, 2012, 09:44 AM
March 13, South-West Districts, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

FI: Janet Young d. Maureen McCalman Pratt 6-3 ??

Jimbo109
Jun 16th, 2012, 08:08 AM
March 6, City of Perth Championships, Australia

FI: Christine Matison d. L. Cooper 6-1 6-3

DavidK
Aug 25th, 2012, 02:57 PM
Above Australian results have been added - thanks guys

Jakebfletch
Feb 2nd, 2013, 07:28 PM
I've been playing a game with someone whereby we look through a section of the WTA calendar and work out which player was the winner of that part of the year i.e VS winter circuit, clay season, grass season etc. We were both puzzled though as to who should be crowned the winner of the 72-73 Australian season. Goolagong won more tournaments than Court in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Auckland, whilst also being runner up in the three tournaments Court won; Perth, Australian Open and Sydney. We're unsure who to pick; Goolagong because she won many more matches in Australia that season or Court because she beat Evonne in all three matches they played at bigger tournaments. What do you think?

Jimbo109
Feb 5th, 2013, 01:41 PM
Week of June 5-11

June 5-11 German Open Championships Hamburg, German (Clay)



MX: Heide Schildknecht Orth/Jurgen Fassbender d. ??

Jimbo109
Feb 14th, 2013, 10:29 PM
??, Danish Indoors Champs.

FI: Lotte Sřlbeck d. ??

DF: Gitte Grage Ejlerskov/Mari-Ann Bloch-Jřrgensen Klougart d. ??

MX: Helle Sparre/Carl-Edward Hedelund d. ??

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??, Danish Outdoors Champs.

FI: Gitte Grage Ejlerskov d. ??

DF: Mari-Ann Bloch-Jřrgensen Klougart/Gitte Grage Ejlerskov d. ??

MX: Dorte Ekner/Lars Elvstrřm d. ??

Jimbo109
Mar 6th, 2013, 09:39 PM
August 14-20, German Closed Championships, Braunschweig (Clay)

FI: Helga Niessen Masthoff d. Katja Burgemeister Ebbinghaus 6-1 5-7 6-4

DF: Helga Niessen Masthoff/Heide Schildknecht Orth d. Burgemeister Ebbinghaus/Edith Winkens 6-2 6-2

MX: Niessen Masthoff/Hans-Jurgen Pohmann d. Heide Schildknecht Orth/Hans-Joachim Plotz 6-0 1-6 6-2

Jimbo109
Mar 6th, 2013, 10:00 PM
July 5-10, Travemunde, Germany (Clay)

FI: Helga Niessen Masthoff d. ??

Jimbo109
Mar 6th, 2013, 10:23 PM
No score or defeated finalist, but I did find a winner for one of Andy T's events:

German Indoors (played Jan or Feb), winner was Heide Orth (she also won in 1971 and 1973)



Hi Rollo,
Are you sure about the hat-trick for Orth? I thought she lost to Nell Truman in the 71 final (score 63 63 Bremen, 30th Jan -3rd feb; source BP. World of Tennis yearbook 1972) and to Ingrid Löfdahl-Bentzer 62 16 63 in the 73 final, Bremen, 22nd-28th Jan 73; Bentzer's win and orth's final are both cited in the bios of the BP World of Tennis yearbook 1974.

Not sure at all Andy T-especially in light of actual scores, where my info came from a tennis encyclopedia. I will recheck.

The 3 wins by Heide Schildknecht Orth, mentioned by Rollo, were in German Indoor Closed Championships (held in Hannover), not in the German Indoor International Championships (held in Bremen) mentioned by Andy.
You can see the 2 honour rolls in our Tournaments Winners by Event thread:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=455933&page=2

and the German Indoor Closed Championships roll in German Federation's website:
http://www.dtb-tennis.de/2915_7928.php?selected=3898&selectedsub=14312&selsubsub=

DavidK
Mar 31st, 2013, 02:52 PM
All results above here have been edited in. Thanks for all the research Jimbo

Jimbo109
Mar 31st, 2013, 11:35 PM
Summary

Some missing results (per Andy T)

German Indoors (played Jan or Feb), winner was Heide Orth
Travemunde, Germany (played July), winner Helga Masthoff


OK David, but following my posts #102 and 103 it's need delete Travemunde from post #1, and write exactly:
German Closed Indoors, Hannover

FI: Heide Orth d. ??

DavidK
Apr 1st, 2013, 09:56 PM
Thanks Jimbo, I had not understood that - have now changed post #1

Jakebfletch
Apr 16th, 2013, 06:17 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows why some unseeded players were given byes at wimbledon when others werent?

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Rollo
Apr 16th, 2013, 10:30 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows why some unseeded players were given byes at wimbledon when others werent?

Luck of the draw. In those precomputer days the main purpose behind seeding was to keep the best players away from each other.

Jimbo109
Apr 25th, 2013, 02:43 PM
June 12-18, Eastern Clay Court Championships, Mamaroneck, NY, US
Venue: Orienta Beach Club

FI: Louise Gonnerman vs Sheila McInerney

Jimbo109
Jul 29th, 2013, 09:18 AM
September 4-10, Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur
Venue: Selangor Club

FI: Mrs Philippa Miall (Sin) d. Mrs Vera Kaspers (Sin) 13-11 6-1

DF: Mrs Philippa Miall (Sin)/Mrs Vera Kaspers (Sin) d. Zaiton Wan Sulaiman/Mrs Lim Ewe Law 6-1 6-1

MX: Mrs Lim Ewe Law/Tau Luu (Hkg) d. Mrs C. Utomo (Ina)/Sutarjo Sugiarto (Ina) 6-4 10-8

newmark401
Jan 27th, 2014, 08:39 PM
Circa mid-July? Soviet Championships, Venue uncertain, USSR

FI: Evgenia Biryukova (AZE) d. Tiiu Kivi-Parmas (EST) 6-3, 6-2
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DF: Olga Morozova/Zaiga Yansone (LAT) d. Evgenia Izopatis/Anna Ivanova 6-3, 6-3
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XDF: Alexander I. Metreveli (GEO)/Olga Morozova d. Yevgeny V. Boboedov/Elena Granaturova 6-2, 6-2
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newmark401
Jan 31st, 2014, 04:02 PM
Circa late July, American Tennis Association Championships, Boston, Massachussetts, USA

FI: Won by Lorraine Bryant
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DF: Won by Jean Burnett/Arvelia Myers
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XDF: Won by Christopher Scott/Lee Stavins
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newmark401
Feb 3rd, 2014, 06:47 PM
May 15-20, Mercedes Benz Lee-on-Solent Tournament, Lee On Solent, England, UK (Clay)

XDF: Bob Hewitt (AUS)/Laura Rossouw (RSA) d. Andrew Pattison (RHO)/Daphne Pattison (RHO) 6-4, 6-3

*The married name of Daphne Botha.
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newmark401
Feb 3rd, 2014, 06:54 PM
June 5-10, Rothmans Chichester Grass Courts Tournament, Chichester, England, UK (Grass)

DF: Lesley Hunt (AUS)/Sharon Walsh and Françoise Durr (FRA)/Betty Stove (NTH) divided the prizes
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newmark401
Feb 3rd, 2014, 06:59 PM
June 12-17, Green Shield Kent Championships Beckenham, England, UK (Grass)

XDF: Alex Metreveli (USSR)/Olga Morozova (USSR) d. Peter Doerner (AUS)/Cynthia Sieler (AUS)6-4, 6-2
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newmark401
Feb 3rd, 2014, 07:01 PM
June 19-24, Rothmans London Grass Court Championships, London, England, UK (Grass)
Venue: Queens Club, West Kensington

XDF: Colin Dibley (AUS)/Karen Krantzcke (AUS) d. Alex Metreveli (USSR)/Olga Morozova (USSR) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
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newmark401
Feb 3rd, 2014, 07:14 PM
July 31-August 5, Tunbridge Wells, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Rosemary Pearson d. Mrs K. Spurgeon 6-3, 6-1
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XDF: K. Spurgeon/Mrs K. Spurgeon d. W. Sussams/Miss K. Anden 7-9, 6-3, 6-4
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newmark401
Feb 3rd, 2014, 07:16 PM
July 31-August 5, Alverstoke, Hampshire, England (Grass)

FI: Diane Riste d. Betty Norman 9-7, 6-4
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newmark401
Feb 3rd, 2014, 07:22 PM
August 7-12, Bournemouth, Dorset, England (Grass)

FI: Rosemary Pearson d. Nuala Dwyer 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
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DF: Annette Coe/Nuala Dwyer d. Rosemary Pearson/J. Stapleton 6-1, 6-3
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XDF: R. Leslie/Nuala Dwyer d. D. Lillistone/Miss E. Evans 6-8, 6-1, 6-3
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newmark401
Feb 3rd, 2014, 07:26 PM
August 21-26, Winchester, Hampshire, England (Grass)

FI: Mrs B. Blackburn d. Diane Riste 7-5, 6-0
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DF: Mrs B. Blackburn/Diane Riste d. Mrs I. Cooper/J. Griffiths 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
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XDF: A. Jones/Diane Riste d. J. Clifton/Rosemary Pearson 9-7, 6-4
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newmark401
Feb 3rd, 2014, 07:30 PM
August 7-12, Carmarthenshire Championships, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales (Grass)

FI: Diane Riste d. Cherry Panton 3-6, 6-1, 8-6
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DF: Sue Mappin/Diane Riste d. F. Candy/Cherry Panton 6-1, 7-5
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newmark401
Feb 3rd, 2014, 07:33 PM
August 14-19, Cranleigh, Surrey, England (Grass)

FI: Jenny Helliar d. Susan Hole 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
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newmark401
Feb 3rd, 2014, 07:40 PM
August 28-September 2, Embassy Budleigh Salterton Tournament, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England

DF: Judy Congdon/Mary McAnally d. Sue Barker/N. Salter 7-5, 6-4
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XDF: J. Marnoch/Mary McAnally d. R. Frost/Judy Congdon 6-2, 6-4
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chaton
May 18th, 2014, 02:24 PM
Week of March 20-26

Nice tournament, TC Mediteranee Nice

1R: Brouwer d Schröder 6-2 3-6 6-2
1R: Dagmar Stoltenberg d Siemons 6-3 6-2
1R: Shothorst d Bärbel Wüstl 4-6 7-5 6-2
1R: Wegemann d Truner 7-5 4-5 ret.
1R: Herfs d Bloem 1-6 6-3 6-2

2R: Heidi Reetmeyer d Shothorst 6-2 6-2
2R: Elly Apel d Gabriele Lütteken 6-0 6-2
2R: Rime d Wegemann 6-2 2-6 6-0
2R: Margarita Strandberg d Herfs 6-2 6-2

3R: Reetmeyer d Erszbet Szell 6-3 3-6 6-4
3R: Glynis Coles d Stoltenberg 6-3 6-2

QF: Reetmeyer d Brochard 3-6 6-3 6-4

SF: Reetmeyer d Venturino 7-5 3-6 6-4

F: Nathalie Fuchs [3] d Heidi Reetmeyer 4-6 7-5 6-1

Note: No exact dates given, but german tennis magazine wrote "the week before Monte Carlo".

chaton
May 18th, 2014, 02:34 PM
ends May 14 Stuttgart Tournament , Stuttgart, Germany (Clay)

1R: Linda Tuero d Noskova 6-1 6-3
1R: Susanne Korpas d Heidi Eisterlehner 6-2 7-5
1R: Edith Winkens d Marilyn Laspe 4-6 6-0 6-1
1R: Felix d ???
1R: Heidi Reetmeyer d ???
1R: Helen Amos d ???
1R: Almut Gfroerer-Sturm d ???
1R: Alena Palmeova-West d Herfs 6-2 6-2

QF: Tuero d Korpas 6-1 6-1
QF: Winkens d Felix 6-3 6-4
QF: Amos d Reetmeyer 6-1 6-1
QF: Palmeova-West d Gfroerer-Sturm 6-3 6-2

SF: Tuero d Winkins 6-4 6-3
SF: Palmeova-West d Amos 6-3 6-3

FI: Linda Tuero d Alena Palmeova-West 6-1 6-4

Alena resides in Germany.

chaton
May 18th, 2014, 02:51 PM
July 5-10, Travemunde, Germany (Clay)

QF: Helga Masthoff d Anne Mette Soerensen 6-3 7-5
QF: Katalin Borka d Nathalie Fuchs 3-6 6-2 6-4
QF: Judith Szorenyi d Suzanne Korpas 6-2 6-2
QF: Ellen Grindvold d Heidi Eisterlehner 6-2 7-6

SF: Masthoff d Borka 6-3 7-6
SF: Szorenyi d Grindvold 6-1 6-0

F: Helga Masthoff d Judith Szorenyi 6-2 6-2

Doubles

SF: Masthoff/Schediwy d Lütteken/Fuchs 6-2 3-6 7-5
SF: Borka/Szorenyi d Grindvold/Soerensen 6-4 6-2

DF: Masthoff/Schediwy d Borka/Szorenyi 6-2 6-4

FI: Helga Niessen Masthoff d. ?

chaton
May 18th, 2014, 03:11 PM
Week of August 21-27

Portschach tournament, Portschach, Austria

1R: Gabriele Lütteken d Manhart 6-0 6-1
1R: Suzanne Korpas d Woltersdorf 6-0 6-0
1R: Bärbel Wüstl d E. Schüller 6-0 6-1
1R: Kora Schediwy d Au 6-1 6-0

2R: Katja Ebbinghaus d Starka 6-0 6-1
2R: Lütteken d Kopp 6-1 6-1
2R: Edith Winkens d Rodriguez 1-6 6-3 6-3
2R: Korpas d Jurkowicz 6-0 6-0
2R: Wüstl d Schinegger 6-1 6-1
2R: Schediwy d Boltzenmart 6-0 6-0

QF: Ebbinghaus d Lütteken 6-1 6-1
QF: Winkens d Korpas 6-2 6-2
QF: Wüstl d Schönberger 6-4 6-2
QF: Schediwy d Büche 6-1 6-2

SF: Ebbinghaus d Winkens 6-1 6-4
SF: Schediwy d Wüstl 6-4 6-3

F: Katja Ebbinghaus d Kora Schediwy 6-3 6-2

Doubles

SF: Ebbinghaus/Lütteken d Rodriguez/Schüller 6-4 6-2
SF: Schediwy/Wüstl d Büche/Schönberger 1-6 6-2 6-3

DF: Ebbinghaus/Lütteken d Schediwy/Wüstl 6-4 6-4

newmark401
Jul 10th, 2014, 02:46 PM
May 15-20, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England

FI: Charlotte Bastin d. S. Preece 6-2, 6-3
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newmark401
Jul 10th, 2014, 02:56 PM
August 7-12, Penzance, Cornwall, England

FI: Charlotte Bastin d. S. Mitchell 6-2, 6-2
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Jimbo109
Oct 2nd, 2014, 08:42 PM
Week of December 27, 1971-January 2

Ends January 2 Canterbury Championships Christchurch, New Zealand

SF: Mary Struthers d Robyn Legge 6-3 4-6 6-2

FI: Mary Struthers d Marilyn Pride 6-4 6-2


Pryde, not Pride.

DF: Marilyn Pryde/Beverley Vercoe d. ??

Jimbo109
Oct 4th, 2014, 06:23 AM
ended January 3, Manly Seaside Championships, Manly, Australia (Grass)

FI: Chris O'Neil d. Pat Edwards 6-1 7-6

DF: Adrienne Avis/Frances Luff d. ??