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austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 03:56 AM
I am compiling every match Billie Jean Moffitt King played from 1958 through 1990. So far, her overall singles record is 1,102-250 (81.5%).

Some have said that she dodged clay court tournaments. I am missing a lot of surface information for her tournaments. But based on what I've found, she played 52 clay court tournaments plus 5 Federation Cup or Wightman Cup ties on clay. She won 11 singles titles on this surface. In total, 13.8% of her matches were on clay, and she won 77.4% of those (144-42, including indoor clay). Only 8 players managed to beat King more than once on clay: Chris Evert (six times), Helga Niessen Masthoff (four times), Francoise Durr (three times), Ann Haydon Jones (twice), Rosemary Casals (twice), Virginia Wade (twice), and Kerry Melville Reid (twice). Her other losses were to the following 22 players: Margaret Smith Court, Hana Mandlikova, Dorothy Head Knode, Edda Buding Düchting, Christine Truman Janes, Carol Ann Loop, Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi, Victoria Palmer, Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy, Nancy Richey, Lesley Turner Bowrey, Lea Pericoli Fontana, Frances "Nell" Truman Robinson, Marie Neumannova Pinterova, Karen Krantzcke, Julie Heldman, Michelle Tyler, Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat, Pam Casale, Duk Hee Lee, Judy Tegart Dalton, and Lucia Romanov.

On other surfaces, she was 408-81 (83.4%) on grass, 206-45 (82.1%) on outdoor hard courts, 301-74 (80.3%) on indoor courts (not including indoor clay), 31-7 (81.6%) on unknown court surfaces (matches verified by myself), and 12-1 (92.3%) in matches credited by either the USTA or the International Tennis Hall of Fame (matches that I have not yet verified).

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 03:57 AM
King's singles results by year:

1958: 1-1 overall, 0-0 clay, 0-0 grass, 1-1 hard, 0-0 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF. 0 singles titles and 0 women's doubles titles.

1959: 10-6 overall, 0-0 clay, 8-5 grass, 2-1 hard, 0-0 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF. 0 singles titles and 0 women's doubles titles.

1960: 19-10 overall, 1-1 clay, 15-4 grass, 3-5 hard, 0-0 incoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF. 1 singles title and 1 women's doubles title.

1961: 31-13 overall, 4-2 clay, 17-5 grass, 10-6 hard, 0-0 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF. 2 singles titles and 3 women's doubles titles.

1962: 19-12 overall, 1-2 clay, 10-6 grass, 8-3 hard, 0-0 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-1 credited by USTA/ITHF. 1 singles title and 2 women's doubles titles.

1963: 40-7 overall, 4-1 clay, 21-5 grass, 11-1 hard, 1-0 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 3-0 credited by USTA/ITHF. 3 singles titles and 2 women's doubles titles.

1964: 49-7 overall, 0-0 clay, 31-4 grass, 8-2 hard, 1-1 indoor, 4-0 unknown surface, 5-0 credited by USTA/ITHF. 5 singles titles and 4 women's doubles titles.

1965: 59-13 overall, 1-1 clay, 47-11 grass, 10-0 hard, 0-1 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 1-0 credited by USTA/ITHF (first complete year as a full-time player)

1966: 59-6 overall, 6-1 clay, 26-3 grass, 22-1 hard, 5-1 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF

1967: 68-5 overall, 14-2 clay, 24-1 grass, 17-1 hard, 10-1 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 3-0 credited by USTA/ITHF

1968: 69-11 overall, 7-1 clay, 37-3 grass, 1-1 hard, 22-3 indoor, 2-3 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF (left knee surgery on September 24)

1969: 70-14 overall, 8-4 clay, 26-7 grass, 17-1 hard, 12-1 indoor, 7-1 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF

1970: 51-11 overall, 18-5 clay, 10-1 grass, 13-2 hard, 9-3 indoor, 1-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF (right knee surgery on July 22)

1971: 112-13 overall, 24-5 clay, 22-5 grass, 14-1 hard, 46-2 indoor, 6-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF

1972: 88-13 overall, 31-5 clay, 22-1 grass, 20-4 hard, 15-3 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF

1973: 60-11 overall, 7-3 clay, 12-1 grass, 11-2 hard, 20-4 indoor, 10-1 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF

1974: 53-8 overall, 3-2 clay, 9-1 grass, 7-2 hard, 34-3 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF. 6 singles titles and 8 women's doubles titles.

1975: 24-4 overall, 0-0 clay, 11-1 grass, 1-1 hard, 12-2 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF (temporarily retired from singles and did not play after Wimbledon)

1976: 7-2 overall, 0-0 clay, 0-0 grass, 2-2 hard, 5-0 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF (right knee surgery on November 9). 2 singles titles and 5 women's doubles titles.

1977: 56-6 overall, 8-3 clay, 8-1 grass, 17-1 hard, 23-1 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF. 7 singles titles and 1 women's doubles title.

1978: 25-10 overall, 0-0 clay, 8-2 grass, 0-0 hard, 17-8 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF (left foot surgery on December 22). No singles titles and 9 women's doubles titles.

1979: 37-14 overall, 0-0 clay, 12-5 grass, 6-2 hard, 19-7 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF. 2 singles titles and 6 women's doubles titles.

1980: 39-16 overall, 3-1 clay, 3-1 grass, 5-2 hard, 28-12 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF (surgery on both knees on November 14). 3 singles titles and 10 women's doubles titles.

1981: 5-9 overall, 0-0 clay, 0-1 grass, 0-1 hard, 5-7 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF

1982: 27-18 overall, 4-4 clay, 13-4 grass, 0-2 hard, 9-8 indoor, 1-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF

1983: 25-8 overall, 0-0 clay, 16-2 grass, 1-1 hard, 8-4 indoor, 0-1 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF

1984: 0-3 overall, 0-0 clay, 0-0 grass, 0-0 hard, 0-3 indoor, 0-0 unknown surface, 0-0 credited by USTA/ITHF

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 03:58 AM
Listed below is 1 singles tournament. Her win-loss record as listed below is 1-1 (1-1 hard). No singles titles and no women's doubles titles.

Week of October 20, 1958
Balboa Bay Club Invitation, Newport Beach, California
Hard

1R d. Mandy Mandel 6-4, 6-2
SF lost to Karen Hantze Susman 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 03:58 AM
Listed below are 6 singles tournaments. Her singles win-loss record as listed below is 10-6 (8-5 grass, 2-1 hard). Her women's doubles win-loss record as listed below is 5-3 (5-3 grass). No singles titles and no women's doubles titles.

Week of July 13, 1959
Middle States Grass Court Championships, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grass

2R d. Sylvia Simonin 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
QF lost to Nancy Richey 7-9, 6-2, 8-6

Women's doubles (with Barbara Browning):
QF d. Joyce Davenport / Christine Safford 6-1, 6-3
SF lost to Barbara Benigni / Farel Footman 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Week of July 20, 1959
Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships, Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, Pennsylvania
Grass

1R d. Ethel(?) Norton 6-1, 6-1
2R d. Gwyneth Thomas [2] 7-5, 6-3
3R d. Marilyn Montgomery Rindfuss 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
QF lost to Karen Hantze Susman 6-2, 7-5

Women's doubles (with Barbara Browning):
2R d. Carolyn Liguori / Nancy Derenna 6-3, 6-2
QF lost to Madge "Bunny" Harshaw Vosters / Barbara Green Weigandt 6-2, 6-1

Mixed doubles:
No results found.

Week of July 27, 1959
Philadelphia and District Women's Grass Court Championships, Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grass

1R d. Tory Fretz 6-1, 6-1
2R d. Susan Butt 6-3, 6-4
3R d. Madge "Bunny" Harshaw Vosters [2] 6-1, 6-4
QF lost to Kathy Chabot Willette 6-1, 1-2 retired (injured elbow)

Women's doubles (with Barbara Browning):
1R d. Phyllis Pintzuk / Mrs. Edward James 6-2, 6-2
2R d. Mary Mosely / ________ Garvan 6-1, 6-1
QF Sylvia Simonin / Joy Valderrama advanced by walkover

Week of August 3, 1959
Eastern Grass Court Championships, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Grass

1R bye
2R d. ________ Deranna
3R lost to Maria Bueno [1 foreign] 6-4, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Barbara Browning):
1R d. Kick Deemer / Charlotte Lee 6-2, 6-4
2R lost to Donna Floyd Fales / Belmar Gunderson 6-2, 6-2

Week of August 31, 1959
U.S. Championships, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was

1R lost to Justina Bricka Horwitz 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

[U]Women's doubles (at the Longwood Cricket Club):
Did not play.

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

King had a match point but could not convert.

Week of September 21, 1959
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
Hard

1R d. Mira Panajotovic Vukelich 6-0, 6-2
2R d. Andria(?) Miller 6-1, 6-4
3R lost to Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Mixed doubles (with Donald Dell):
1R d. N.______ Brown / Nell Hall Hopman 6-3, 10-8
QF lost to Roy Emerson / Ann Haydon Jones 6-3, 17-19, 6-4

55 games were needed to decide the mixed doubles quarterfinal.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 03:58 AM
Listed below are 11 singles tournaments. Her win-loss record as listed below is 19-10 (15-4 grass, 3-5 hard, 1-1 clay). Her women's doubles win-loss record as listed below is 13-7 (6-4 grass, 4-3 hard, 3-0 clay). 1 singles title and 1 women's doubles title.

Week of February 8, 1960
Palm Desert Invitational, Shadow Mountain Club, Palm Desert, California
Hard
King was seeded [2]

SF lost to Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-4, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Barbara Browning):
F lost to Dorothy Bundy Cheney / Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-4, 6-2

Week of April 11, 1960
Dudley Cup, Santa Monica, California
Hard
Played in the interscholastic division, so this tournament is not counted in her overall record.

QF d. Mary Jo Conger 6-0, 6-0
SF d. Kathy Chabot Willette 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
F lost to Karen Hantze Susman 6-2, 6-0

"Although Miss Moffitt played well, she didn't have a chance against her opponent who played one of the greatest matches in the history of the Dudley Cup."

Week of April 18, 1960
Ojai Valley Tournament, Ojai, California
Hard

1R Diane Wootton advanced by walkover

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of May 2, 1960
Southern California Championships, Los Angeles Tennis Club, Los Angeles
Hard

1R bye
2R d. M.______ Taylor 6-0, 6-2
QF lost to Dorothy Bundy Cheney 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Barbara Browning):
QF d. Violet Walker / Pat Cody 13-11, 12-10
SF d. ________ Gallagher / ________ Hoyt 6-0, 6-3
F lost to Karen Hantze Susman / Janet Hopps Adkisson 7-5, 7-5

Week of July 18, 1960
U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships, River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Clay

1R d. Sue Sterrett 6-0, 6-1
2R lost to Dorothy Head Knode [2] 1-6, 6-0, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Darlene Hard):
QF d. Marilyn Montgomery / Linda Vail 6-1, 6-2
SF d. Carole Caldwell Graebner / Kathy Chabot Willette 6-2, 6-3
F d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-3, 6-4

King and Darlene Hard lost the first 3 games of the women's doubles final. This was King's first career title in singles or women's doubles.

Week of July 25, 1960
Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships, Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, Pennsylvania
Grass

1R d. Carolyn Liguori 6-3, 6-1
2R d. Alice Fehrenbach 6-1, 6-1
3R d. Gwyneth Thomas [7] 6-4, 6-4
QF d. Kathy Chabot Willette 6-3, 6-3
SF lost to Margaret Osborne DuPont [4] 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Barbara Browning):
1R d. Judy Sylvester / Jane Feise 6-1, 6-4
2R lost to Pam Davis / Linda George 4-6, 12-10, 10-8

In an intergenerational match of once and future champions, King lost her semifinal to Margaret Osborne DuPont, who at 42 was 26 years older than King.

Week of August 1, 1960
Philadelphia and District Women's Grass Court Championships, Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grass

1R bye
2R d. Jean Gelner 6-2, 6-3
3R d. Judy Alvarez 6-4, 6-2
QF d. Karen Hantze Susman 6-4, 6-3
SF d. Kathy Chabot Willette 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
F d. Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-1, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Barbara Browning):
1R bye
2R d. Sylvia Simonin / Joy Valderrama 6-2, 6-2
QF d. Farel Footman / Pat Shafer Deacon 6-4, 6-3
SF lost to Belmar Gunderson / Donna Floyd Fales 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Week of August 8, 1960
Eastern Grass Court Championships, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Grass

2R d. Sandy Warshaw 6-2, 6-2
QF d. Mimi Arnold Wheeler 6-1, 6-3
SF lost to Karen Hantze Susman 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Barbara Browning):
1R d. Susan Butt / ________ Symmers 6-4, 6-1
QF d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
SF lost to Karen Hantze Susman / Janet Hopps Adkisson 7-5, 10-8

Week of August 15, 1960
Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Grass

1R d. Mary Richards 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
2R d. Mary Bevis Hawton 6-3, 6-1
QF lost to Darlene Hard [1] 7-5, 0-6, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Kathy Chabot Willette):
1R d. Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn Buck / Katherine Winthrop McKean 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
QF lost to Karen Hantze Susman / Janet Hopps Adkisson 6-2, 6-3

Despite winning only 8 points in the second set, Darlene Hard won her semifinal against King.

Week of August 22, 1960
U.S. National Girls Lawn Tennis Championships, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

King was the runner-up in singles to Karen Hantze Susman. The score was 6-3, 6-4. King and partner Barbara Browning lost the doubles final to Hantze Susman and Kathy Chabot Willette 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

Week of September 5, 1960
U.S. Championships, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was

1R d. Julie Heldman 6-4, 6-2
2R d. Mary Bevis Hawton 6-3, 6-0
3R lost to Bernice Carr Vukovich [7] 7-5, 6-4

[U]Women's doubles (at the Longwood Cricket Club):
Did not play.

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

Week of September 19, 1960
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
Hard

1R bye
3R d. Carol Ann Loop 6-4, 6-1
QF lost to Maria Bueno [1] 6-4, 7-5

Women's doubles (with Barbara Browning):
QF d. Linda Lou Crosby / Cathy Lee Crosby 6-3, 6-4
SF lost to Ann Haydon Jones / Christine Truman Janes 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Dennis Ralston):
1R d. John Cranston / Linda Lou Crosby (score unknown)
QF lost to Donald Dell / Kathy Chabot Willette 7-5, 5-7, 6-3

Week of September 26, 1960
Pacific Coast Championships, Berkeley, California
Hard

1R bye
2R d. Gerry Carter 6-3, 6-2
QF lost to Ann Haydon Jones 8-6, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
QF d. Valerie Williamson / Margarita Bonstrom 6-2, 6-4
SF lost to Ann Haydon Jones / Christine Truman Janes 8-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Antonio Palafox):
1R d. Gene Ward / Valerie Williamson (score unknown)
QF d. Clif Mayne / Ginny Mayne 6-3, 6-4
SF d. Donald Dell / Linda Vail 6-4, 6-4
F lost to Chris Crawford / Carole Caldwell Graebner 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 03:59 AM
Listed below are 14 singles tournaments plus Wightman Cup. Her win-loss record as listed below is 31-13 (10-6 hard, 17-5 grass, 4-2 clay). 2 singles titles and 3 women's doubles titles, including Wimbledon.

Week of November 28, 1960
U.S. Hard Court Championships, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, La Jolla, California
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Joan Chabot 6-0, 6-4
2R d. ________ Taylor 6-0, 11-9
QF lost to Dorothy Bundy Cheney 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Sally Moore):
1R d. Tory Fretz / Frances Umphred 6-3, 6-4
QF d. Sue Behlmar / Linda Lou Crosby 6-0, 6-2
SF lost to Carole Caldwell Graebner / Joan Chabot 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Week of April ??, 1961
Central California Championships, Sacramento, California
Hard

F lost to Carole Caldwell Graebner (score unknown)

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of April 24, 1961
Ojai Valley Tournament, Ojai, California
Hard

QF d. Andria Miller 6-1, 6-3
SF lost to Kathy Chabot Willette 7-5, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
QF d. ________ Kettenburg / ________ Wilson 6-2, 6-1
SF d. ________ Johnson / ________ Shepard 6-1, 6-3
F lost to Kathy Chabot Willette / Sally Moore 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Week of May 8, 1961
Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
Hard

1R d. M.______ Shlauderman 6-3, 6-3
2R d. M.______ Morey 6-0, 6-1
3R d. Linda George 6-2, 7-5
QF d. Mandy Mandell 11-9, 6-4
SF d. Kathy Chabot Willette 6-2, 6-3
F lost to Karen Hantze Susman 6-4, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
QF d. Corky Olrich / Barbara Kimbrell 8-6, 6-1
SF d. Louise Brough Clapp / Barbara Green Weigandt 9-7, 8-6
F lost to Kathy Chabot Willette / Sally Moore 6-1, 6-4

Week of June 12, 1961
Kent Championships, Beckenham Cricket Club, Beckenham, United Kingdom
Grass

1R d. Rosemary Walsh Deloford 6-4, 6-2
2R d. Pat Hird 6-4, 6-4
3R d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 8-6, 5-7, 6-3
QF lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey 4-6, 11-9, 6-0

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of June 19, 1961
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass

2R lost to Rita Bentley 3-6, 6-0, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
QF d. Eva Duldig / Marlene Gerson 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
SF d. Sally Moore / Lesley Turner Bowery 6-0, 6-0
F d. Margaret Hunt / Lynn Hutchings 6-2, 13-15, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Billy Bond):
QF d. Toomas Leius / Kuzimenko Titova 7-5, 6-2
SF lost to Jiri Javorsky / Věra Pužejová Suková 6-4, 7-5

Week of June 26, 1961
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was

1R bye
2R lost to Yola Ramirez Ochoa [5] 11-9, 1-6, 6-2

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[U]Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman) ([unseeded]):
1R bye
2R d. ________ Lyon / Mrs. Bobbie (?) Wilson 6-2, 6-1
3R d. Margot Dittmeyer / Renata Ostermann 6-2, 6-1
QF d. Sandra Reynolds Price / Renee Schuurman Haygarth [1] 9-7, 6-3
SF d. Sally Moore / Lesley Turner Bowrey [4] 6-3, 6-0
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Jan Lehane O'Neill [3] 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Mixed doubles (with Bill Bond) ([unseeded]):
1R lost to Humphrey Truman / Christine Truman Janes 9-7, 4-6, 6-3

Week of July 17, 1961
U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships, River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Clay
King was seeded [2 domestic]

1R d. Jean Gelner 7-5, 6-1
2R d. Farel Footman 8-6, 6-2
QF d. Nancy Dillon 6-3, 6-1
SF lost to Edda Buding Düchting [1 foreign] 6-2, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
1R d. Lucille Davidson / Doris Popple 6-2, 6-1
QF d. V.________ Brown / Sara Mae Turber 6-1, 6-0
SF lost to Justina Bricka Horwitz / Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Week of July 24, 1961
Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships, Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, Pennsylvania
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Elizabeth Crady 6-3, 6-1
3R d. Carol Ann Loop 7-5, 6-4
QF d. Belmar Gunderson 6-3, 6-2
SF d. Gwyneth Thomas 6-4, 6-3
F d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
1R bye
2R d. Carol Southmayd / Peachy Kellmeyer 6-2, 6-3
QF d. Belmar Gunderson / Nina Vosters 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
SF d. Edda Buding Düchting / Gwyneth Thomas 6-3, 6-4
F lost to Margaret Osborne DuPont / Margaret Varner Bloss 6-3, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Donald Dell):
1R d. Bobby Siska / Andria Miller 7-5, 7-5
2R d. Ed Rubinoff / Cathy Lee Crosby 6-3, 6-0
QF d. King Lambert / Donna Floyd Fales 7-5, 6-4
SF lost to Billy Bond / Carole Caldwell Graebner 7-5, 11-13, 9-7

Week of July 31, 1961
Philadelphia and District Women's Grass Court Championships, Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Nancy Neeld 8-6, 7-5
3R d. Virginia Brown 6-3, 6-1
QF d. Carole Caldwell Graebner 1-6, 6-1, 8-6
SF d. Marilyn Montgomery Rindfuss 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
F d. Edda Buding Düchting 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
F d. Edda Buding Düchting / Belmar Gunderson 6-2, 6-3

Week of August 7, 1961
Eastern Grass Court Championships, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Grass
King was seeded [2]

1R bye
2R d. Anja LePoutre 6-3, 6-1
3R d. Linda Lou Crosby 5-0 retired
QF d. Gwyneth Thomas 6-4, 6-1
SF lost to Edda Buding Düchting [4] 2-6, 6-4, 3-4 retired (leg cramps)

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
1R bye
2R d. Anja LePoutre / Elsie Spruyt 6-0, 6-0
QF d. Virginia Brown / Merrill Mark 6-2, 6-4
SF d. Donna Floyd Fales / Belmar Gunderson 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
F lost to Margaret Osborne DuPont / Margaret Varner Bloss 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

King led Edda Buding Düchting 4-1 in the third set of their semifinal before developing leg cramps. She fell down at 4-3 and then spent 8 minutes in pain on the ground. After getting up, she made two weak errors and retired. For the second time in three weeks, King lost to the team of Margaret Osborne DuPont (43 years old) and Margaret Varner Bloss (33 years old) in women's doubles.

Week of August 14, 1961
Wightman Cup, Saddle & Cycle Club, Chicago, Illinois
Clay ("finely ground rock")
United States 6, United Kingdom 1

d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 6-4
lost to Christine Truman Janes 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
d. Christine Truman Janes / Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 7-5, 6-2

The week before the U.S. Championships, King was the runner-up to Victoria Palmer Heinecke in the U.S. National Girls Lawn Tennis Championships held at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The score was 5-7, 6-1, 6-4. King and partner Carole Caldwell Graebner lost the doubles final to Palmer Heinecke and Judy Alvarez 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Week of August 28, 1961
U.S. Championships, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was

1R d. Baba Lewis 6-3, 6-4
2R lost to Christine Truman Janes [4] 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

[U]Women's doubles (at the Longwood Cricket Club):
Did not play.

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

Week of September 18, 1961
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles Tennis Club, Los Angeles
Hard
King was seeded [7]

1R d. Lois Horton 6-0, 6-1
2R d. Pat Cody 6-4, 6-4
3R lost to Dorothy Bundy Cheney 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
QF d. Dorothy Bundy Cheney / Diane Wootton 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
SF d. Edda Buding Düchting / Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
F lost to Ann Haydon Jones / Darlene Hard 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Mike Franks):
1R d. Alan Lane / Cathy Lee Crosby 6-4, 6-1
QF lost to Rod Laver / Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 7-5, 4-6, 9-7

Week of September 25, 1961
Pacific Coast Championships, Berkeley, California
Hard
King was seeded [3]

1R bye
2R lost to Linda Vail 6-2, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
QF d. Rosemary Casals / Gloria Segerquist 6-1, 6-3
SF lost to Edda Buding Düchting / Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 9-11, 6-2, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Barry Baskin):
2R d. Gene Ward / Valerie Williamson 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
QF lost to Jim McManus / Darlene Hard 6-2, 6-0

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 03:59 AM
According to the USLTA Yearbook, King played 13 tournaments and had an 18-12 win-loss record during the 1962 ranking year. However, listed below are 12 tournaments. Her win-loss record as listed below is 19-11 (8-3 hard, 10-6 grass, 1-2 clay). 1 singles title and 2 women's doubles titles, including Wimbledon.

Week of April 2, 1962
Pasadena Metropolitan Tournament, Brookside Park, Pasadena, California
Hard
King was seeded [1]

SF d. Joan Johnson [4] 6-1, 6-2
F d. Carole Caldwell Graebner [2] 6-3, 3-6, 9-7

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of April 23, 1962
Ojai Valley Tournament, Ojai, California
Hard
King was seeded [1]

2R d. Lynn Haines 6-1, 6-1
SF lost to Dorothy Bundy Cheney 7-5, 4-6, retired (leg cramps)

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of May 7, 1962
Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
Hard
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Florence Powers 6-1, 6-2
2R d. Connie Jester 6-3, 6-2
QF d. Diane Wootton (score unknown)
SF d. Carole Caldwell Graebner [3] 11-9, 6-2
F lost to Karen Hantze Susman [1] 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
F d. Dorothy Bundy Cheney / Carole Caldwell Graebner 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Week of June 4, 1962
North of England Championships, Manchester, United Kingdom
Grass

2R d. Mary Muncaster 6-2, 6-1
3R lost to Lorna Cornell Cawthorne 6-4, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
SF d. Nancy Richey / Darlene Hard (score unknown)
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Justina Bricka Horwitz 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Week of June 11, 1962
Wightman Cup, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
United States 4, United Kingdom 3

Women's doubles (with Darlene Hard):
lost to Ann Haydon Jones / Christine Truman Janes 6-4, 6-3

Week of June 18, 1962
London Grass Courts Tennis Championships, Queen's Club, United Kingdom
Grass

1R lost to Caroline Yates-Bell 6-2, 6-0

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of June 25, 1962
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was unseeded

1R bye
2R d. Margaret Smith Court [1] 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=19032757&postcount=237

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King and top-seeded Margaret Smith Court just after King had won their second
round singles match in one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history.

3R d. Carole Caldwell Graebner 7-5, 6-3
4R d. Sonia Pachta 6-1, 6-2
QF lost to Ann Haydon Jones [5] 6-3, 6-1 (Court One)

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi / Madonna Schacht 6-2, 6-1
3R d. Katarina Frendulius / Ulla Sandulf 6-2, 6-0
QF d. Valerie Forbes / Heather Segal 6-1, 6-4
SF d. Margaret Smith Court / Justina Bricka Horwitz [3] 6-3, 6-4
F d. Sandra Reynolds Price / Renee Schuurman Haygarth [4] 5-7, 6-3, 7-5

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

"Shoulder to shoulder, she [King] was dwarfed by the lean athleticism of the Australian favourite [Margaret Smith Court]. And when she was coldly and methodically swamped 1-6 in the opening set there was nothing to suggest what lurked around the corner. But soon the plot began to unfold. Miss Moffitt, a gay extrovert, suddenly began to find a rich vein of passes and volleys. She swept with breaks in the second and fourth games to a 5-0 lead in the second set. It was then that the first flaws in Miss Smith's armour began to show. She became tentative and nervous. Smashes, usually so clinically ruthless, started missing the target; and her service stuttered as four double-faults crept in, two of them as she cast away the fourth game. At that stage in the second set a mere six points were her meagre harvest, and the American drew level at a set all.When Miss Smith, recovering her powerful poise, her forehand drive, and her impeccable return of service, set her mark on the scene to lead 4-1 and 5-2, the expected shadows lay across the match. All at once came the transformation. If there was a turning point it came in the ninth game, with the Australian serving, 5-3 already in her book. She stood at 30-15. But a sharp, running backhand pass caught her for 30-all, and from that moment the whole picture changed. Miss Moffitt reached for the stars. She broke service for that game to reach 4-5, capitalizing on that pass, then served to 5-all and broke again to lead 6-5. It was in this game that the alarm bells rang as Miss Smith twice smashed out of court, and served her sixth double-fault, to stand 15-40. Two brave volleys pulled her to deuce, but she was pegged back again - first with a delicious, soft ball cross court backhand from her effervescent foe, and then by her own faltering forehand from the baseline. The net was now a wall growing higher and higher for the Australian. We were now one step from the peak. Three sharp volleys took Miss Moffitt to 40-0. A fine smash by Miss Smith made the scoreboard lights wink to 40-15. Next a nervous double fault brought them to 40-30. But a final, neat backhand volley clinched a great victory and left Miss Moffitt dancing with joy after a match of personality poised at the last on a razor's edge."

The following picture was taken sometime during this tournament:

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Week of July 9, 1962
Eastern Clay Court Championships, Century Country Club, Purchase, New York
Clay

Women's doubles (with Susan Behlmar) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Mrs. Audrey Lamond / Maureen Clifford 6-1, 6-0
QF d. Suzanne Geller / Carolyn Liguori 6-2, 6-1
SF defeated or advanced by walkover versus ______
F d. Mimi Kanarek Donegan / Madeline Mandel Einstein [2] 6-3, 6-2

Week of July 16, 1962
U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships, River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Clay
King was seeded [3]

1R lost to Carol Ann Loop 2-6, 9-7, 8-6

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of July 23, 1962
Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships, Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, Pennsylvania
Grass
King was seeded [3]

1R bye
2R d. Carole Prosen Kalogeropoulos 6-2, 6-2
3R d. Madge "Bunny" Harshaw Vosters 6-2, 6-3
QF d. Gwyneth Thomas 6-3, 6-2
SF lost to Margaret Smith Court [2] 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
QF d. Julie Heldman / Sue Behlmar 6-3, 6-1
SF d. Donna Floyd Fales / Belmar Gunderson 6-2, 6-1
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Justina Bricka Horwitz 7-5, 3-6, 8-6

Mixed doubles (with Jim McManus):
1R d. Ed Greer / Lynn Haines 6-4, 6-3
2R lost to William Bond / Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-2, 7-5

"Miss Smith, in spite of the greater potency of her service and forehand and the strength of her volleying, had a difficult time in winning the first set from Miss Moffitt. Neither player could win her service in the first five games. Both were failing to get the first ball in play and most of the points were lost on errors. A strong breeze was blowing and they could not maintain control. Then the Australian girl worked into her best form, and the weight of her attack was too much for Miss Moffitt. It was directed at the Californian's forehand, and Miss Moffitt had few opportunities to user her marvelous, fluent backhand, which compares to Miss Smith's. In the second set, the Australian girl was in clear command. She was so severe with her service and ground strokes that she had little need to use the volley." "Miss Bricka Loses at Merion, 6-1, 6-3," by Allison Danzig, The New York Times, 28 July 1962.

Week of July 30, 1962
Eastern Grass Court Championships, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Grass
King was seeded [3]

1R bye
2R d. Carmen Lampe 6-1, 6-2
3R d. Marilyn Montgomery Rindfuss 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
SF lost to Margaret Smith Court [2] 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
1R d. Christine Safford / Carol Southmayd 6-3, 6-1
QF d. Mary Bevis Hawton / Kay Denning Bradshaw 6-2, 6-2
SF d. Judy Alvarez / Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-4, 6-2
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Justina Bricka Horwitz 7-5, 6-4

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Picture taken sometime during this tournament.

In the semifinals against King, Margaret Smith Court "left little doubt about the superiority of her all-around game." But "it was to Miss Moffitt's credit that she brought out some of the Australian's finest tennis. Miss Smith closed [the match] impressively by winning the eighth game of the second set at love, and the next, breaking Miss Moffitt's service, also without the loss of a point. She relinquished only one point in the concluding game as she captured the match when the Californian drove a return into the net." Source: "Mrs. Susman Gains in Eastern Tennis," The New York Times, 5 August 1962.

Week of August 13, 1962
Soviet Union National Tennis Championships, Lenin Outdoor Tennis Stadium, Moscow
Clay

1R d. Alevtina Sorokina 6-4, 6-2
QF lost to Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi 6-4, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Donna Floyd Fales):
SF lost to Madonna Schacht / Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi 6-3, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Donald Dell):
?R d. Anatoly Chugunov / Tamara Ishutina 6-2, 6-3
?R d. Alexander Metreveli / Irina Yermolova 6-4, 6-1
QF d. Owen Davidson / Madonna Schacht 5-7, 6-1, 9-7
SF lost to Ken Fletcher / Leslie Turner Bowrey 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 (score probably correct)

Week of August 20, 1962
U.S. National Doubles Championships, Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman) (seeded [2]):
1R d. Janice Levitan / Carol Woodcock 6-1, 6-2
2R d. Virginia Brown / Carol Rogers 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
QF d. Belmar Gunderson / Joan Sullivan 6-4, 6-3
SF d. Margaret Osborne DuPont / Margaret Varner Bloss 6-2, 6-3
F lost to Maria Bueno / Darlene Hard [1] 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

In the quarterfinals, Margaret Osborne DuPont and Margaret Varner Bloss had stunned Wimbledon semifinalists Margaret Smith Court and Justina Bricka Horwitz 4-6, 9-7, 9-7. "The victory ... was gained through the cleverness of Mrs. DuPont and the effectiveness of her biting chop, the stanchness of Miss Varner's volleying, and the profitable use both made of the lob." But Osborne DuPont and Varner Bloss were no match in the semifinals for the Wimbledon champions. Karen Hantze Susman and King dominated the court with their serving and the finality of their volleying and overhead hitting.

Darlene Hard said after the match, "Maria got mad at a call in the second set and after that she played better. When she plays well, that sets me up." King said, "Darlene was the show. She became so exuberant in the third set, we couldn't touch her." This was Hard's fifth consecutive U.S. women's doubles title, the last two of which were with Bueno.

Week of August 27, 1962
U.S. Championships, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was unseeded

1R lost to Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-8, 5-0 retired (injury)

Mixed doubles (with Donald Dell):
1R d. Arthur Ashe / Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-3, 12-10
2R lost to Ron Holmberg / Jan Lehane O'Neill 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Week of September 17, 1962
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
Hard

3R d. Linda Crosby 6-2, 6-2
QF lost to Renee Schuurman Haygarth 1-6, 8-6, 6-1

Women's doubles:
No results found.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 04:55 AM
According to the USLTA Yearbook, King played 11 tournaments and had a 40-7 win-loss record during the 1963 ranking year. However, listed below are 10 tournaments plus Wightman Cup and Federation Cup. Her win-loss record as listed below is 37-7 (11-1 hard, 21-5 grass, 4-1 clay, 1-0 indoor). 3 singles titles and 2 women's doubles titles.

Week of April 1, 1963
Pasadena Metropolitan Tournament, Pasadena, California
Hard

SF d. Cathy Lee Crosby 6-1, 7-5
F d. Pat Cody 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of May 6, 1963
Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
Hard
King was seeded [3]

3R d. Linda Lou Crosby 6-2, 8-6
QF d. Madeline Elnsten 6-3, 6-2
SF d. Carole Caldwell Graebner [2] 6-4, 6-1
F d. Darlene Hard [1] 6-4, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Susan Behlmar):
F d. Carole Caldwell Graebner / Darlene Hard 8-6, 7-9, 6-4

Week of June 10, 1963
West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
Grass

1R d. Penny Spencer 8-6, 6-3
2R d. Margaret Prochova 6-4, 6-3
3R lost to Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 2-6, 7-5, 7-5

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of June 17, 1963
Federation Cup, Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass except the final was indoors on wood

1R d. Sylvana Lazzarino, Italy 6-8, 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Jenny Ridderhof, Netherlands 6-2, 6-2
SF d. Christine Truman Janes, United Kingdom 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
F d. Lesley Turner Bowrey, Australia 5-7, 6-0, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
QF d. Eva De Jong / Jenny Ridderhof, Netherlands 6-0, 6-3
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey, Australia 6-3, 11-13, 6-3

Week of June 24, 1963
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was unseeded

1R bye
2R d. Sonja Pachta 6-4, 6-4
3R d. Lea Pericoli Fontana 7-9, 6-4, 6-0
4R d. Lesley Turner Bowrey [2] 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
QF d. Maria Bueno [7] 6-2, 7-5
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones [3] 6-4, 6-4


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F lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-3, 6-4 http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=43367

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Pre-match photograph.

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Margaret Smith Court hits a forehand passing shot down the line to win the match and the Wimbledon championship.

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Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
1R advanced by walkover versus Gudrin Rosin / Ulla Sandulf
2R lost to Deidre Catt Keller McMahon / Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

King won the first 11 points of her quarterfinal match with Maria Bueno. King defeated Ann Haydon Jones in the semifinals by constantly being on the attack. Margaret Smith Court took a 4-0, two-break second set lead in the final only to have King pull to within 4-5, with King serving. But unlike 1962, Smith Court did not flinch. She hit 4 forehand winners to win the championship.

Week of July 8, 1963
Irish Championships, Dublin
Grass

1R d. Mrs. Hetty King 6-0, 6-2
QF d. Susan Behlmar 6-4, 6-4
SF d. Tory Fretz 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
F d. Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-4, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
F d. Geraldine Houlihan Barniville / Eleanor O'Neill 6-3, 6-4

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Photo taken sometime during this tournament.

Week of July 15, 1963
U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships, River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Clay ("pressed chipped marble, blended with a gypsum-like substance")
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Jean Danilovich 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
2R d. Sally Seebeck 6-1, 6-1
QF lost to Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
F lost to Darlene Hard / Maria Bueno 6-2, 6-2

The team of Darlene Hard and Maria Bueno won their 15th consecutive women's doubles tournament.

Week of July 22, 1963
Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships, Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, Pennsylvania
Grass
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Sally Seebeck 7-5, 6-3
2R d. Peachy Kellmeyer 6-4, 6-0
3R d. Carol Hanks Aucamp 7-5, 6-1
QF d. Jane Albert Freedman 6-3, 9-7
SF lost to Darlene Hard 11-9, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
1R d. Roberta Rountree / Sharon Pritula 6-2, 6-1
2R d. Peachy Kellmeyer / Carol Southmayd 6-4, 6-0
SF lost to Darlene Hard / Maria Bueno 6-3, 2-6, 6-0

Mixed doubles (with Donald Dell):
1R d. Edward Turville / Nancy Falkenberg 6-4, 6-3
2R lost to Raymond Senkowski / Julie Heldman 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Week of July 29, 1963
Eastern Grass Court Championships, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Grass
King was seeded [3]

2R lost to Judy Alvarez 0-6, 6-1, 6-3

Women's doubles:
No results found.

King overwhelmed Judy Alvarez in the first set. "Miss Moffitt may have taken too much for granted from the ease with which she was winning. At any rate, her game fell off badly in the second set. She was poking her forehand into the net. Her fine backhand failed her and and she was going in to volley on inadequate approach shots and being passed or forced into errors. Miss Alvarez ... scrambled so effectively that repeatedly she scored with her replies to drop shots that appeared beyond redemption.... In the third set the Californian's control sagged on the return of service and her service weakened, too."

Week of August 5, 1963
Wightman Cup, Cleveland Skating Club, Cleveland, Ohio
Clay
United States 6, United Kingdom 1

d. Christine Truman Janes 6-4, 19-17
d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Darlene Hard):
d. Ann Haydon Jones / Christine Truman Janes 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

King's singles match with Christine Truman Janes followed immediately after Ann Haydon Jones's stunning and demoralizing defeat of Darlene Hard. Hard had lead in the third set 3-0 (40-0) on her own serve after winning 9 consecutive games, with victory seemingly guaranteed. But after a 14-point game that saw Haydon Jones change tactics and simply refuse to make errors, the British girl broke serve. From then on, Hard could win points only at great effort in punishing rallies. Hard served for the match at 5-3 but double faulted and made 2 backhand volley errors to allow Haydon Jones to stay in the match. Hard served again for the match at 6-5, but a double fault helped Haydon Jones to even the contest. Hard's errors allowed Haydon Jones to win her service at love to take a 7-6 lead. In the last game, Hard double faulted and hit a high volley into the net to lose the match 6-1, 0-6, 8-6.

In the first set of her singles match with Truman Janes, King volleyed superbly behind her effective first serve and overcame the British girl's harder hitting. But King's service began to fail her in the second set, with Truman Janes hammering back King's second serves and lobbing effectively. Nevertheless, King refused to crack. She squandered 3 break point opportunities at 7-7 (0-40). Truman Janes had 2 set points on King's serve while leading 15-16, which King saved with a backhand volley and a spin serve to her opponent's backhand. Finally, after 1 hour, 40 minutes of play in the second set, King held serve to win the match.

King's doubles match followed her singles match after a short rest period. The British team was on the cusp of victory when they had a break point at 5-5 in the second set, but the Americans were not to be denied. They won 5 consecutive games in the final set.

King's singles match with Haydon Jones was a dead rubber, as the United States had already clinched the tie.

Week of August 19, 1963
U.S. National Doubles Championships, Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
1R bye
2R d. Joan Johnson / Jeri Shephard 6-4, 7-5
3R d. Peachy Kellmeyer / Carol Southmayd 6-3, 6-2
QF lost to Deidre Catt Keller McMahon / Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-1, 3-6, 9-7

King and Carole Caldwell Graebner trailed 6-1, 3-1 in the quarterfinals before winning 5 consecutive games to even the match. The Americans were up a break at 3-2 and 4-3 in the final set but could not hold serve either time. The British team broke King's serve in the 16th game of the third set to win the match.

Week of August 26, 1963
U.S. Championships, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Almut Sturm 6-3, 6-3
2R d. Sally Seebeck 6-2, 6-2
3R d. Kay Dening 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
4R lost to Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 2-6, 8-6, 7-5

Mixed doubles (with Donald Dell):
1R d. Pierre Barthes / Monique Salfati 6-4, 6-4
2R d. John McDonald / Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Mike Hann / Carolyn Bell 7-5, 6-4
SF lost to Ken Fletcher / Margaret Smith Court 5-7, 8-6, 6-4

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Photo taken sometime during this tournament.

Week of September 16, 1963
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles
Hard
King was seeded [4]

1R d. Randa Rayburn 6-0, 6-0
2R d. Francesca Gordigiani 6-3, 6-4
3R d. Carol Ann Loop 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
QF d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 6-1
SF d. Maria Bueno [2] 6-3, 6-4
F lost to Darlene Hard [3] 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
F lost to Maria Bueno / Darlene Hard 6-1, 6-4

Darlene Hard, 27 years old, needed only 45 minutes to defeat King in the singles final. Hard broke service in the seventh and ninth games of the first set after the set was tied 3-3. Hard needed only one break in the second set to secure the victory, which she got with King serving at 3-4. Hard had upset top-seeded Margaret Smith Court in the semifinals in straight sets.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:11 AM
According to the USLTA Yearbook, King played 11 tournaments and had a 49-7 win-loss record during the 1964 ranking year. However, listed below are 12 tournaments plus Wightman Cup and Federation Cup. Her win-loss record as listed below is 44-7 (1-1 indoor, 4-0 unknown, 31-4 grass, 8-2 hard). 5 singles titles. 5 women's doubles titles, including the U.S. Championships.

Week of January 6, 1964
Dallas Indoor Invitational, Texas
Indoor

SF d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
F lost to Nancy Richey 6-2, 7-5

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of January 20, 1964
Metropolitan Championships, Los Angeles

Women's doubles (with Diane Lang):
SF lost to Jean Richardson / ______ Watanabe 7-5, 3-6, 8-6

Week of February 17, 1964
University of Arizona Invitational Tennis Tournament, Tucson, Arizona
Surface unknown
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Betty Vagasy 6-0, 6-2
QF d. Toni Alford 6-1, 6-1
SF d. Lauri Calloway 6-0, 6-3
F d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 2-6, 6-1, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Susan Behlmar):
F d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke / Lauri Calloway 11-9, 6-3

Week of April 13, 1964
Pasadena Metropolitan Tournament, Pasadena, California
Hard

2R d. ________ 6-3, 6-1
SF d. Carol Ann Loop 6-3, 8-6
F d. Mimi Arnold Wheeler 6-4, 7-5

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of April 20, 1964
Ojai Valley Tournament (collegiate division), Ojai, California
Hard

F d. Julie Heldman 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of May 4, 1964
Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
Hard

QF d. Carol Ann Loop 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
SF d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin 6-2, 6-4
F lost to Carole Caldwell Graebner 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Behlmar Gunderson):
F lost to Kathy Blake / Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin 7-9, 6-2, 8-6

Week of June 1, 1964
North of England Championships, Manchester, United Kingdom
Grass

1R bye
2R d. Margaret Cooper 6-2, 6-2
3R d. Heather Allen 6-2, 7-5
QF d. Virginia Wade 6-4, 6-4
SF tournament abandoned due to rain with Carole Caldwell Graebner leading King 6-2, 0-6, 1-0

Women's doubles:
No results found.

The 4 singles semifinalists, including Maria Bueno and Nancy Richey, refused to play on a wet court after Christine Truman Janes slipped and injured her right elbow in the quarterfinals. That injury forced Truman Janes to miss Wightman Cup the following week.

Week of June 8, 1964
Wightman Cup, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
United States 5, United Kingdom 2

d. Ann Haydon Jones 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

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d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
lost to Ann Haydon Jones / Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Week of June 22, 1964
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Roberta Beltrame 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
2R d. Donna Floyd Fales 6-2, 6-2
3R d. Margaret Lee 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
4R d. Jacqueline Rees-Lewis 6-4, 6-4
QF d. Ann Haydon Jones [6] 6-3, 6-3
SF lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-3, 6-4

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Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. Lorna Cawthorn / Robin Lloyd 6-1, 8-6
3R d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Lea Pericoli Fontana 6-1, 6-3
QF d. Donna Floyd Fales / Belmar Gunderson 6-2, 6-3
SF d. Maria Bueno / Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi [3] 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey [1] 7-5, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Donald Dell):
1R bye
2R lost to Rod Susman / Karen Hantze Susman 8-6, 6-4

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Week of July 27, 1964
Eastern Grass Court Championships, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Christine Safford 6-2, 6-0
3R d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-3, 6-2
QF d. Mrs. Pat Stewart Edrich 6-0, 6-2
SF d. Carole Caldwell Graebner [3] 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
F d. Nancy Richey [2] 7-5, 3-6, 8-6

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
F d. Nancy Richey / Carole Caldwell Graebner 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Week of August 3, 1964
Piping Rock Invitational, Locust Valley, New York
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Alice Christer 6-1, 6-2
2R d. Faye Urban 6-1, 6-4
QF d. Julie Heldman 9-7, 6-2
SF d. Carole Caldwell Graebner [3] 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
F lost to Nancy Richey [2] 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
F d. Nancy Richey / Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-2, 12-10

Week of August 10, 1964
Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Peggy Moore 6-4, 6-4
2R d. Joyce Davenport 6-2, 6-2
QF d. Belmar Gunderson 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
SF d. Carol Hanks Aucamp [4] 7-5, 8-6
F d. Karen Hantze Susman [2] 6-4, 4-6, 11-9

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
F d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-3, 6-2

Week of August 17, 1964
U.S. National Doubles Championships, Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. Julie Heldman / Carol Wright 6-0, 6-3
3R d. Cynthia Goeltz / Jill Philbrick 6-3, 6-0
QF d. Carole Rosser / Virginia Wade 6-3, 6-2
SF d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Carol Hanks Aucamp [5] 8-6, 6-1
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey [1] 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
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Week of August 31, 1964
Federation Cup, Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grass

2R d. Geraldine Houlihan Barniville, Ireland 6-2, 6-2
QF d. Norma Baylon Puiggros, Argentina 12-10, 9-7
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones, United Kingdom 6-4, 6-3
F lost to Margaret Smith Court, Australia 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
2R d. Geraldine Houlihan Barniville / Eleanor McFadden, Ireland 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Norma Baylon Puiggros / Ana-Maria Bocio, Argentina 6-4, 6-1
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones / Deidre Catt Keller McMahon, United Kingdom 6-1, 6-3
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey, Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

Week of September 7, 1964
U.S. Championships, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Roberta Zimman 6-0, 6-1
2R d. Reiko Miyagi 6-4, 6-1
3R d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 8-6, 6-3
4R d. Julie Heldman 6-3, 6-0
QF lost to Nancy Richey [5] 6-4, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Jerry Cromwell):
1R d. Francisco Guzman / Maria Guzman 6-2, 6-2
2R d. Pierre Darmon / Rosie Reyes Darmon 6-2, 6-4
QF lost to Frew McMillan / Vicky Berner 9-7, 6-3

Week of September 28, 1964
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles, California
Hard
King was seeded [2]

2R d. K.______ Kuramatsu (score unknown)
SF d. Mimi Arnold Wheeler 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
F lost to Maria Bueno [1] 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles:
No results found.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:11 AM
According to the USLTA Yearbook, King played 17 tournaments and had a 59-13 win-loss record during the 1965 ranking year. However, listed below are 19 singles tournaments plus Wightman Cup and Federation Cup. Her win-loss record as listed below is 58-13 (0-1 indoor, 47-11 grass, 1-1 clay, 10-0 hard). 7 singles titles. 7 women's doubles titles, including Wimbledon.

The USLTA co-ranked King and Nancy Richey as the top players. King said, "Politics! You earn something on the court and then they take it away from you in a meeting, people who never saw you play. Why do they even have a ranking committee if they won't accept its findings? There are some things, your accomplishments, that should be beyond politics. What hurt most was that my own southern California people didn't stand up for me in that meeting. So I win Wimbledon and the grass-court tournaments in the East. So what? Last year [1965] proved that the only way they'll let me have No. 1 all to myself is if I win Forest Hills. And where has Nancy been this summer [1966]? The same place she was last year—avoiding me. She doesn't like grass, so she won't risk her record by playing a single tournament until Forest Hills. It's worked out fine for her—she got the No. 1 ranking with me."

Late in 1964, King decided to make a full-time commitment to tennis. She said, "I was in my third year as a history major at Los Angeles State College.... I still had my dream of being Number 1 in tennis, but I had yet to win a major singles title. I finally realized that I would never know whether I could make it unless I made a commitment to play full-time. I was able to make that commitment when Robert Mitchell, the same businessman who had helped Margaret Smith [Court], offered to pay my way to Australia so that I could train under the great Australian coach Mervyn Rose. I told my friends I was going to Australia to become the best player in the world. It was a frightening admission, but it helped to drive me. Merv Rose was exactly what I needed. He made radical alterations in my game, changing my swooping, wristy forehand and backhand into the crisp efficient strokes of a champion."

Week of October 12, 1964 (1965 ranking year)
National Invitational, The Racquet Club, Midland, Texas
Indoor (wood)

SF lost to Karen Hantze Susman (score unknown)

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of November 9, 1964 (1965 ranking year)
Queensland Grass Court Championships, Brisbane, Australia
Grass

1R bye
2R d. Norma Eastburn 6-2, 6-2
QF d. Elizabeth Fenton Craig 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
SF lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey 10-8, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi):
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

Week of November 23, 1964 (1965 ranking year)
New South Wales Championships, White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Allison Martin 6-0, 6-2
2R d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-2, 6-2
QF d. Madonna Schacht 6-4, 6-2
SF d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-4, 6-3
F lost to Margaret Smith Court 6-4, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi):
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Week of December 7, 1964 (1965 ranking year)
Victorian Championships, Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
Grass
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Karyl Treasure 6-0, 6-1
2R d. Karen Krantzcke 9-7, 6-4
QF lost to Madonna Schacht 6-3, 8-6

Women's doubles (with Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi):
3R d. Pam Wearne / Beverly Rae 6-0, 6-0
SF d. Jill Blackman / Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-4, 6-2
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton 9-7, 1-6, 6-4

Week of December 28, 1964 (1965 ranking year)
South Australian Championships, Adelaide
Grass

1R bye
2R d. Dorothy Born 6-3, 6-0
QF d. Carol Sherriff Zeeman 6-0, 6-1
SF d. Madonna Schacht 6-4, 6-4
F lost to Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi):
F d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera / Carol Sherriff Zeeman 6-2, 6-1

Week of January 4, 1965
Western Australia Championships, Perth
Grass

1R lost to Jan Longson 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

Women's doubles:
No results found.

This match was played in high winds.

Week of January 11, 1965
Federation Cup, Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
Grass

1R bye for United States
QF d. Lea Pericoli Fontana, Italy 6-3, 6-1
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones, United Kingdom 6-2, 6-4
F lost to Margaret Smith Court, Australia 6-4, 8-6

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
QF d. Lea Pericoli Fontana / Francesca Gordigiani, Italy 6-0, 6-2
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones / Christine Truman Janes, United Kingdom 4-6, 8-6, 6-4
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton, Australia 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Week of January 18, 1965
Australian Championships, Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne
Grass
King was seeded [2 foreign]

1R bye
2R d. Margaret Kynaston 6-2, 6-3
3R d. Kerry Melville Reid 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
QF d. Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi [4 domestic] 6-1, 6-2
SF lost to Margaret Smith Court [1 domestic] 6-1, 8-6


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Women's doubles (with Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi) (seeded [3]):
1R bye
2R d. Kay Dening / Bernice Carr Vukovich 6-3, 6-3
QF d. Madonna Schacht / Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy [8] 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
SF d. Maria Bueno / Norma Baylon Puiggros [2] 6-2, 7-5
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey [1] 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Mixed doubles (with Warren Jacques) (seeded [8]):
1R bye
2R d. Eugene Russo / Nora de Somoza 6-2, 6-2
3R d. Geoff Pollard / Heidi Schildknecht Orth 6-2, 6-1
QF lost to Fred Stolle / Lesley Turner Bowrey [1] 11-9, 7-5

Week of April 12, 1965
Pasadena Metropolitan Tournament, Pasadena, California
Hard

F d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of April 19, 1965
Ojai Valley Tournament, Ojai, California, U.S.
Hard

QF d. Robyn Berry 6-2, 6-1
SF d. Carol Ann Loop 10-8, 6-0
F d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Tory Fretz):
F d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin / Kathy Blake 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Week of May 3, 1965
Southern California Championships, Los Angeles Tennis Club, Los Angeles
Hard
King was seeded [1]

?R d. Barbara Strong 6-0, 6-2
SF d. Carol Ann Loop 6-1, 6-1
F d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin [2] 6-3, 6-1

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of May 17, 1965
California State Tennis Championships, Portola Valley, California
Hard
King was seeded [1]

QF d. Cecilia Martinez 16-14, 6-2
SF d. Lynne Abbes 6-3, 6-3
F d. Rosemary Casals [4] 6-2, 8-6

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of May 24, 1965
Surrey Grass Court Tennis Championships, Berrylands Lawn Tennis Club, Surbiton, United Kingdom
Grass

2R d. Angela Morris 6-1, 6-1
3R d. Susan Rich 6-1, 6-1
QF lost to Rita Bentley [8] 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Christine Truman Janes):
F lost to Rita Bentley / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-4, 10-8

Week of June 7, 1965
Kent Championships, Beckenham Cricket Club, Beckenham, United Kingdom
Grass

1R d. Pauline Roberts 6-4, 6-3
2R d. Virginia Wade 6-4, 6-2
3R d. Madonna Schacht 6-4, 6-2

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QF d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-2, 6-1
SF lost to Maria Bueno 6-2, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Maria Bueno):
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey 7-9, 7-5, 9-7

The following picture was taken sometime during this tournament.

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Week of June 14, 1965
London Grass Court Championships, Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass

Women's doubles (with Maria Bueno):
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey 10-8, 6-2

Week of June 21, 1965
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [5]

1R d. Elsie Spruyt 6-2, 6-3
2R d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-3, 6-3
3R d. Jill Blackman 7-5, 12-10
4R d. Robin Lesh 6-2, 6-0
QF d. Lesley Turner Bowrey [3] 6-2, 6-1


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SF lost to Maria Bueno [1] 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

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Women's doubles (with Maria Bueno) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. Lucia Bassi / ________ Ridel 6-2, 6-0
3R d. Lorna Cawthorn / Robin Lloyd 6-3, 6-1
QF d. Ellie Krocke / Betty Stöve 6-2, 6-3
SF d. Nancy Richey / Carole Caldwell Graebner [3] 6-2, 6-4
F d. Francoise Durr / Janine Lieffrig 6-2, 7-5

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

Week of July 19, 1965
Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships, Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, Pennsylvania
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Julie Anthony Butera 6-3, 6-1
2R d. Patsy Rippy Bond 6-0, 6-1
QF d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin 6-1, 6-2
SF d. Karen Hantze Susman (score unknown)
F d. Carole Caldwell Graebner [2] 6-1, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
SF d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 7-5, 8-6
F d. Margaret Osborne DuPont / Margaret Varner Bloss 6-4, 6-1

Carole Caldwell Graebner was bothered in the final by a tendon injury in her right knee, which occurred during an earlier doubles match in this tournament.

Week of July 26, 1965
Eastern Grass Court Championships, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Patricia Parks 6-0, 6-2
2R d. Connie Cristler 6-1, 6-0
QF d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie [7] 6-3, 6-1
SF d. Julie Heldman [4] 6-3, 6-3
F d. Jane Albert Freedman [3] 7-5, 6-3

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of August 2, 1965
Wightman Cup, Harold Clark Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Clay
United States 5, United Kingdom 2

lost to Ann Haydon Jones 6-2, 6-4
d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-3, 6-4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-lOjHmKdCU

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Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman):
d. Ann Haydon Jones / Virginia Wade 6-3, 8-6

In the singles match versus Billie Jean King, Ann Haydon Jones consistently played from the baseline and waited for King to make mistakes. The match was played in a gusty wind. When King rushed the net, Haydon Jones hit numerous forehand passing shots. King also had difficulty with her service returns.

Week of August 16, 1965
Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Grass

1R d. Alice Hartman 6-3, 6-1
2R d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
QF d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-2, 6-4
SF d. Virginia Wade 6-4, 6-2
F d. Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-2, 10-8

Women's doubles (with Maria Bueno):
F versus Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin / Kathy Blake (result unknown)

Week of August 23, 1965
U.S. National Doubles Championships, Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Laurie Callaway / Sue Shrader 6-1, 7-5
2R d. Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn Buck / Katherine Winthrop McKean 6-2, 6-1
QF d. Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz / Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-2, 6-4
SF d. Frances "Nell" Truman Robinson / Virginia Wade 6-4, 6-2
F lost to Nancy Richey / Carole Caldwell Graebner [3] 6-4, 6-4

Week of August 30, 1965
U.S. Championships, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was seeded [5]

1R d. Maylis Burel 6-0, 6-2
2R d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin 6-0, 6-2
3R d. Mimi Arnold Wheeler 6-4, 6-2
QF d. Ann Haydon Jones [3] 16-14, 6-2
SF d. Maria Bueno [2] 6-2, 6-3

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Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

Maria Bueno's mobility in the semifinals against King was impaired, her eye was decidedly off, and, with her highly emotional temperament, she was never in the match. Her mood was not helped by the decision to move the match from the stadium to the much smaller grandstand. Neither the press nor the public was informed of the move. In the final, King led 5–3 in both sets, was two points from winning the first set, and had two (perhaps three) set points in the second set before losing to Margaret Smith Court. King said that losing while being so close to winning was devastating, but the match proved to her that she was "good enough to be the best in the world. I'm going to win Wimbledon next year."

She got married September 17 and apparently did not play a tournament the remainder of the year.

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austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:12 AM
According to the USLTA Yearbook, King played 16 tournaments and had a 58-6 win-loss record during the 1966 ranking year. Listed below are 16 singles tournaments (10 of which she won) plus Wightman Cup and Federation Cup. Her win-loss record as listed below is 59-6 (5-1 indoor, 26-3 grass, 22-1 hard, 6-1 clay). She also won 11 women's doubles titles.

Week of February 7, 1966
New England Women's Invitational Indoor Tennis Championships, Salem, Massachusetts
Indoor

1R d. Diane Matzner 6-1, 6-4
QF lost to Rosemary Casals 2-6, 6-4, 7-5

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F lost to Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin 6-2, 12-14, 6-0

Week of February 14, 1966
U.S. Indoor Championships, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Louise Gonnerman Feingold 6-0, 6-0
QF d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 7-5, 5-7, 6-1
SF d. Tory Fretz 6-2, 6-2
F d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie [2] 6-0, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Carol Hanks Aucamp 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Paul Sullivan):
F won the tournament by winning the final or by walkover versus ________ / ________

Week of March 14, 1966
Thunderbird Invitational Tennis Tournament, Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
QF d. Mimi Arnold Wheeler 6-2, 6-0
SF d. Rosemary Casals 6-3, 6-2
F d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie):
1R bye
SF d. Carol Ann Loop / Lynne Abbes 6-3, 6-1
F d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin / Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-1, 6-4

Week of March 28, 1966
South African Tennis Championships, Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Hard
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Winifred Rawstorne 6-0, 6-2
2R d. Gillian Russell 6-3, 6-1
3R d. Vail Cussell 6-3, 6-1
4R d. Jean Forbes Drysdale 6-4, 6-0
QF d. Edda Buding Düchting 6-4, 6-4
SF d. Helga Schultze Hösl Thaw 6-2, 6-2
F d. Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner) (seeded [1]):
2R d. M.______ Hodgeman / C.______ Louw 6-0, 6-2
QF d. Esme Emmanuel / Laura Rossouw 6-1, 6-2
SF d. Gertrude "Trudy" Groenman Wahlof Hoolboom / Ellie Krocke 6-4, 6-4
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy [2] 6-4, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Frew McMillan):
F lost to Fred Stolle / Margaret Smith Court 6-4, 7-5

In the singles final, King broke her 9-match losing streak in singles to Margaret Smith Court. King was "immaculate in every department and combined power and finesse to prevent Margaret from ever asserting herself." King smiled and talked to herself as she had throughout the event, a trait which earned her many fans. Smith Court’s wrist was heavily taped, and she also had problems with her serve. She immediately returned home to rest her wrist for a month, missing the Federation Cup before returning for the French International Championships.

Week of April 18, 1966
Ojai Valley Tournament, Ojai, California
Hard

1R bye
QF d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-2, 6-2
SF d. Lynn Abbes 6-3, 6-0
F d. Rosemary Casals 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
SF d. Paulette Verzin / Valerie Ziegenfuss 10-8, 6-3
F d. Lynn Abbes / Carol Ann Loop 6-3, 6-1

Week of May 2, 1966
Southern California Championships, Los Angeles
Hard
King was seeded [1]

3R d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout 6-3, 6-3
QF d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-2, 10-8
SF d. Dorothy Bundy Cheney 6-0, 6-3
F d. Tory Fretz [2] 6-3, 10-8

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Mixed doubles (with ???? Cromwell):
F d. ________ Petrovic / Mandy Einstein 8-6, 6-2

In the semifinals, King defeated Dorothy Bundy Cheney for the first time in five career singles matches. King's third round singles match was definitely her first match, which suggests that the earlier rounds were a sort of qualifying. In a married couples only event, John Fleitz / Beverly Baker Fleitz beat Larry King / Billie Jean King 5-7, 8-6, 6-3.

Week of May 9, 1966
Federation Cup, Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy
Clay

1R bye for United States
2R d. Christina Sandberg, Sweden 6-2, 6-3
QF d. Francoise Durr, France 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
SF lost to Ann Haydon Jones, United Kingdom 6-1, 6-4
F d. Edda Buding Düchting, West Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Carole Caldwell Graebner):
2R d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer / Eva Lundquist Wennerström, Sweden 6-3, 6-1
QF lost to Francoise Durr / Janine Lieffrig, France 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones / Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff, United Kingdom 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
F d. Helga Schultze Hösl Thaw / Edda Buding Düchting, West Germany 6-4, 6-2

King lost tamely to Ann Haydon Jones in the semifinals. In the final, King jumped on top of Edda Buding Düchting 6-3, 3-2 before a sudden turn of the tide. Buding Düchting won 18 of the next 20 points to win the second set. King stormed the net to take the third set. This was her first ever event on European red clay.

Week of May 16, 1966
U.S. Hard Court Championships, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, La Jolla, California
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Robyn Berrey 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Mimi Henreid 6-2, 6-0
SF d. Lynn Abbes 6-3, 6-3
F d. Patti Hogan Fordyce 7-5, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R d. Catherine Apple / ________ McCabe 6-2, 6-3
SF d. Lynn Abbes / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3, 5-7, 8-6
F d. Dorothy Bundy Cheney / Nancy Richey 6-2, 6-4

Week of May 23, 1966
Tulsa Invitational Tennis Championship, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R/QF d. Patsy Rippy Bond 6-2, 6-4
SF d. Elena Subirats 10-12, 6-0, 6-2
F d. Carol Hanks Aucamp [2] 6-0, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R/SF d. Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz / Paulette Verzin 6-1, 15-13
F d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Carol Hanks Aucamp 4-6, 6-3, 8-6

This was King's first career singles title on clay. She did not win her previous 5 tournaments on this surface.

Week of May 30, 1966
North of England Championships, Manchester, United Kingdom
Grass

1R bye
2R d. Maryna Godwin Proctor 6-4, 6-2
3R d. Vivienne Dennis 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Nancy Reed 6-1, 6-3
SF d. Tory Fretz 6-4, 7-5
F d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-2, 6-1

Women's doubles:
No results found.

"Experience was Mrs. King's principal weapon in yesterday's final. The match was played in a swirling wind, which seemed to destroy the Scot girl's confidence and accuracy. Mrs. King ... kept the ball in play. Miss Shaw, shooting for the lines, made numerous errors and double-faulted frequently." King won the first 5 games of the second set.

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Week of June 6, 1966
Wightman Cup, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
United States 4, United Kingdom 3

d. Virginia Wade 6-2, 6-3
d. Ann Haydon Jones 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=44207

Women's doubles (with Jane Albert Freedman):
lost to Ann Haydon Jones / Virginia Wade 7-5, 6-2

King played Virginia Wade in the second singles of the tie. The match was all volley, serve, and smash. Wade was not match tough, and King very quickly read the stereotyped patterns Wade followed because of her technical limitations. This made King appear faster than she was and Wade slower. King was often moving in the right direction before Wade had hit the ball. The first set was over quickly, and although Wade settled down in the second set to keep level at 3-3, the inevitable breakthrough came and King ran out the victory.

The British team won the doubles by concentrating on Jane Albert Freedman's weak serve. She had a successful 1965 by reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals and losing narrowly to Francoise Durr at the U.S. Championships. Although she ended the year with a #4 US ranking, she had not played Wightman Cup before and had limited experience. Ann Haydon Jones fashioned the pattern of the match, not just with her tennis but in coaxing Wade through a series of shaky passages to a comfortable win. In contrast, there was widespread criticism of King's constant lecturings and natterings at her nervous partner, who was at times out of her depth. King was clearly heard to say, "Gee, we were 40-0 in that game" after her partner had dropped serve in the second set. That seemed to break her spirit. After leaving the court, Albert Freedman hurried to the changing room alone, trying to hold back the tears. At the end of the first day, Margaret Varner Bloss, the American captain, pointedly made no comment on her own team but praised Haydon Jones, saying, "What a wonderful opportunist she is. Give her any kind of chance and she gets you."

On day 2 in the deciding rubber, King defeated Haydon Jones. After splitting sets, King asked captain Varner Bloss for salt tablets at 2-1. Points later, King went over in pain, coming up with a limp. "Mrs. King hobbled back to the baseline and served, unable to follow it in. Against a player of Mrs. Jones's calibre, the result should have been a formality. Strangley, it was the Brit who cracked." Some in the crowd yell "she faked the cramp! She faked the cramp!" King's response was, "Unfair. I had to tough it out."

Week of June 13, 1966
London Grass Court Championships, Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
SF d. Maria Bueno / Nancy Richey 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
F lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros / Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 3-6, 6-2, 11-9

Down match point at 7-8 in the doubles final, Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy puts away a crucial volley, rolling on to the title with Norma Baylon Puiggros. The match ends with some controversy, as Baylon Puiggros's volley at 10-9 (30-30) is called "Out!" by an older line judge, then "In!"

Week of June 20, 1966
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [4]

1R d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-2, 8-6
2R d. Frances "Nell" Truman Robinson 6-4, 6-4
3R d. Betty Stove 6-4, 6-3
4R d. Karen Krantzcke 9-7, 6-2
QF d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy [6] 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
SF d. Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-3, 6-3

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R bye
2R d. Lidy Jansen Venneboer / Elsie Spruyt 6-4, 6-4
3R d. Lucia Bassi / Maria-Teresa Riedl 6-1, 6-3
QF lost to Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton [1] 6-3, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Dennis Ralston) (seeded [3]):
1R bye
2R d. Jose Luis Arilla / Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 6-4, 8-6
3R d. MacDonald / Tory Fretz 6-1, 6-2
4R d. ________ Decker / Margaret (?) Harris 6-0, 6-0
QF d. Robert Howe / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 7-5, 6-3
SF d. Frew McMillan / Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 6-4, 6-4
F lost to Ken Fletcher / Margaret Smith Court [1] 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

After thirteen unsuccessful attempts to win a Grand Slam singles title from 1959 through 1965, King at the age of 22 finally won the first of her six singles titles at Wimbledon and the first of twelve Grand Slam singles titles overall, defeating Margaret Smith Court in the semifinals and Maria Bueno in the final. King credited her semifinal victory to her forehand down the line, a new shot in her repertoire. She also said that the strategy for playing Smith Court is, "Simple. Just chip the ball back at her feet."

Week of July 4, 1966
Welsh Tennis Championships, Newport, United Kingdom
Grass

1R d. Joan Cooper 6-1, 6-1
2R d. Evelyn Ernest 6-1, 6-3
QF lost to Virginia Wade 9-7, 4-6, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Norma Baylon Puiggros / Annette Van Ayl DuPlooy 6-2, 6-0

Virginia Wade, "forcing all the way," upset the Wimbledon champion. In King's defense, her match versus Wade was her third of the day.

Week of July 25, 1966
Eastern Grass Court Championships, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Elizabeth Blackford 6-0, 6-0
2R d. Patti Hogan Fordyce 7-5, 6-4
3R lost to Rosemary Casals 6-3, 6-8, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
Won the tournament per http://sportswomanevents.com/RosieCareer.htm but no specific results found.

Week of August 1, 1966
Middle Atlantic Grass Courts Championships, Baltimore Country Club, Baltimore, Maryland
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R Emilie Burrer advanced by walkover

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Virginia Wade / Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-3, 6-3

Week of August 8, 1966
Piping Rock Invitational, Locust Valley, New York
Grass
King was seeded [1 domestic]

1R bye
2R d. Pat Cody 6-3, 6-4
3R d. Esme Emmanuel 7-5, 6-4
QF d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 6-1
SF d. Virginia Wade [2 foreign] 6-4, 6-3
F d. Karen Krantzcke [1 foreign] 6-2, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie):
SF d. Kathy Blake / Frances MacLennan 9-7, 6-4
F d. Virginia Wade / Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 14-16, 6-2, 6-4

Week of August 15, 1966
Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Elena Subirats 7-5, 6-2
3R d. Kathy Blake 6-3, 6-3
QF Betty Rosenquest Pratt advanced by walkover (viral infection)

Women's doubles (with Maria Bueno):
QF Tory Fretz / Betty Rosenquest Pratt advanced by walkover

Week of August 22, 1966
U.S. National Doubles Championships, Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R bye
2R advanced by walkover versus Virginia Connolly / Mrs. Edith McGoldrick
3R d. Patti Hogan Fordyce / Margaret "Peggy" Michel 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
QF d. Valerie Ziegenfuss / Lynne Abbes 7-9, 6-2, 8-6
SF d. Francoise Durr / Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 7-9, 6-2, 8-6
F lost to Maria Bueno / Nancy Richey 6-3, 6-4

Week of August 29, 1966
U.S. Championships, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Sue Behlmar 6-2, 6-2
2R lost to Kerry Melville Reid 6-4, 6-4

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

King objected to a Texas umpire, Al Bumann, during her second round match with Kerry Melville Reid. Bumann had been involved in the 1964 U.S. rankings controversy when King was co-ranked first with Texan Nancy Richey. "Failing in an attempt to get another umpire, Billie Jean became petulant, hit every shot as hard as she could and blew the match. It was not her finest hour." King claimed that she was ill during the match.

Week of September 21, 1966
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles Tennis Club, Los Angeles, California
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Peggy Michel 6-2, 6-3
2R lost to Valerie Ziegenfuss 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R bye
2R d. ________ Bienvenu / ________ Gilliland 6-1, 6-0
QF d. ________ Irish / Mary Arnold Prentiss 6-0, 6-3
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid / Valerie Ziegenfuss 7-5, 6-4
F d. Virginia Wade / Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-2, 9-7

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:13 AM
According to the USLTA Yearbook, King played 15 singles tournaments and had a 68-5 win-loss record during the 1967 ranking year. Listed below are 15 singles tournaments (10 of which she won) plus Wightman Cup and Federation Cup. Her win-loss record as listed below is 65-5 (10-1 indoor, 24-1 grass, 14-2 clay, 17-1 hard). She also won 7 women's doubles tournaments.

King won the singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles titles at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Championships, the first woman to do that since Alice Marble in 1939.

Week of February 6, 1967
New England Women's Invitational Indoor Tennis Championships, Salem, Massachusetts
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

2R d. Karal Gagliano 6-0, 6-0
SF d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan [6] 8-10, 6-1, 6-1
F lost to Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie [4] 6-4, 5-7, 11-9

The final lasted 2 hours, 35 minutes.

Week of February 13, 1967
U.S. Indoor Championships, Winchester Indoor Tennis Center, Winchester, Massachusetts
Indoor (plastic grass)
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Donna Barker 6-1, 6-0
2R d. Nancy Reed 6-2, 6-0
QF d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan [6] 7-5, 7-5
SF d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin [8] 6-1, 6-2
F d. Gertrude "Trudy" Groenman Wahlof Hoolboom [seeded 1 foreign] 6-1, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Judy Dixon):
F lost to Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Paul Sullivan):
F d. Chum Steele / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-3, 6-3

Per Bud Collins in a Boston Globe article dated 16 February 1967, King was already complaining of having "old knees." This tournament included 6 of the top 10 ranked US players (among the missing was Nancy Richey) plus Helga Niessen Masthoff and Gertrude "Trudy" Groenman Wahlof Hoolboom. Collins said it was the strongest field ever for this tournament. He also said that the plastic grass played somewhat like clay.

Week of February 20, 1967
Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships, San Rafael, California
Indoor

1R d. Kathy Douglas 6-2, 6-1
SF d. Cecilia Martinez 6-4, 6-2
F d. Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-3, 8-6

King also won the mixed doubles title with Charles ________.

Week of March 13, 1967
South African Tennis Championships, Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Gillien Lewis 6-1, 6-0
2R d. Bernice Carr Vukovich 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

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QF d. Edda Buding Düchting 6-3, 7-5
SF d. Joan Johnson 6-4, 6-3
F d. Maria Bueno [2] 7-5, 5-7, 6-2

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
SF d. Christine Truman Janes / Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 6-2, 6-0
F d. Maria Bueno / Judy Tegart Dalton 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson):
F d. Ken Fletcher / Maria Bueno 6-1, 6-3

King defeated Maria Bueno in a final "full of errors and lost services." Bueno was broken 5 times in the first set, but King returned the favor by dropping her service 4 times. Bueno also was called for 6 foot faults and smashed poorly. King "fought tenaciously for every point and often caught her opponent on the wrong foot with well placed lobs." This was the beginning of the legendary mixed doubles partnership between King and Owen Davidson. This was a two-week tournament.

Week of May 1, 1967
California State Tennis Championships, Portola Valley, California
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Diane Brooks 6-0, 6-1
SF d. Cecilia Martinez 6-2, 6-3
F d. Rosemary Casals 6-1, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Lynn Abbes / Jane Albert Freedman 6-1, 6-2

Week of May 8, 1967
Charlotte Invitational, Charlotte, North Carolina
Clay

1R d. Julie Holt 6-0, 6-0
QF d. Peachy Kellmeyer 6-3, 6-0
SF d. Donna Floyd Fales 6-1, 6-1
F d. Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz [2] 6-1, 6-2

Week of May 22, 1967
French International Championships, Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Carmen Coronado Mandarino 6-1, 6-0
3R d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-0, 9-7
4R d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera [16] 6-1, 6-3

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QF lost to Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R bye
2R d. Christina Sandberg / Ulla Sandulf 6-2, 6-1
3R advanced by walkover versus Chantal Langanay / Irene de Lansalut
QF lost to Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy / Patricia Walkden Pretorius 6-2, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson):
1R bye
2R d. Eduardo Zuleta / Margarita de Zuleta 6-2, 6-4
3R advanced by walkover versus Ferenc Komáromi / Winnie Shaw Wooldridge
4R d. John Cooper / Patricia Walkden Pretorius 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
QF d. Tom Okker / Gertrude "Trudy" Groenman Wahlof Hoolboom 6-2, 6-4
SF d. Robert Howe / Christine Truman Janes 6-2, 6-4
F d. Ion Tiriac / Ann Haydon Jones 6-3, 6-1

Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy ended King's 23-match winning streak in the quarterfinals. This was the first time that King had played the French International Championships.

Week of June 5, 1967
Federation Cup, Blau-Weiss Tennis Club, West Berlin
Clay

2R d. Patricia Walkden Pretorius, Rhodesia 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
QF d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy, South Africa 6-2, 6-4
SF d. Helga Niessen Masthoff, West Germany 6-1, 7-5
F d. Ann Haydon Jones, United Kingdom 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
2R d. Patricia Walkden Pretorius / Fiona McKenzie, Rhodesia 6-3, 6-0
QF d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy / Glenda Swan, South Africa 7-5, 6-4
SF d. Helga Schultze Hösl Thaw / Edda Buding Düchting, West Germany 6-4, 2-6, 8-6
F versus Virginia Wade / Ann Haydon Jones, United Kingdom 6-8, 9-7, unfinished

Week of June 12, 1967
Kent Championships, Beckenham Cricket Club, Beckenham, United Kingdom
Grass

1R d. Joyce Williams 8-6, 6-3
2R d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Karen Krantzcke 6-2, 6-3
SF lost to Ann Haydon Jones 7-5, 6-8, 6-3

Week of June 26, 1967
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 8-6, 6-2
3R advanced by walkover versus Elsie Veentnjer-Spruyt
4R d. Lea Pericoli Fontana 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Virginia Wade [8] 7-5, 6-2
SF d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin 6-0, 6-3
F d. Ann Haydon Jones [3] 6-3, 6-4 http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=71442

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2R d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer / Monique Salfati 6-3, 6-2
3R d. Donna Floyd Fales / Betty Rosenquest Pratt 6-4, 6-2
QF d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-3
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones / Virginia Wade [2] 6-1, 6-4

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F d. Maria Bueno / Nancy Richey [1] 9-11, 6-4, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R advanced by walkover versus Jaime Pinto Bravo / Elsie Veentjer Spruyt
3R d. Robert Howe / Betty Stove 6-1, 6-1
4R d. Patricio Cornejo / Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 6-4, 6-0
QF d. John Cottrill / Jill Cottrill 6-4, 6-1
SF d. Frew McMillan / Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy [4] 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
F d. Ken Fletcher / Maria Bueno [2] 7-5, 6-2

In terms of games played, the 38 games played in the women's doubles final tied 1933 for the longest women's doubles final in Wimbledon history.

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Week of July 17, 1967
U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships, Town Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Ginger Pfeiffer 6-1, 6-1
3R d. Marilyn Jane Aschner 6-1, 6-3
QF d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin [8] 6-1, 7-5

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SF lost to Rosemary Casals [3] 6-4, 6-4

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F lost to Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 6-4, 6-1

The umpire said there were 15 deuces in the 36-point first game of King's quarterfinal match with Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin.

Week of July 31, 1967
Eastern Grass Court Championships, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Grass
King was seeded [1]

2R d. Mimi Kanarek Donegan 6-0, 6-1
3R d. Kristy Pigeon Crawford 6-3, 6-3
QF d. Carole Caldwell Graebner 7-5, 6-1
SF d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie [4] 13-11, 3-6, 6-2
F d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin [7] 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Donna Floyd Fales 6-3, 13-15, 6-4

Week of August 7, 1967
Wightman Cup, Harold Clark Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Hard
United States 6, United Kingdom 1

d. Virginia Wade 6-3, 6-2
d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-1, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
d. Ann Haydon Jones / Virginia Wade 10-8, 6-4

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From left to right: Rosemary Casals, King, Betty Rosequest Pratt (captain), Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie, Carole Caldwell Graebner, and Nancy Richey.

Week of August 14, 1967
Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Ann Moore 6-1, 6-2
3R d. Esme Emanuel 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Virginia Wade [7] 6-4, 6-4
SF d. Karen Krantzcke 6-3, 7-5
F d. Kerry Melville Reid [8] 8-6, 6-1

King won this title for the third time in the last four years. The last woman to win this tournament three times was Margaret Osborne DuPont, who won her third title in 1950.

Week of August 21, 1967
U.S. National Doubles Championships, Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Louise Gonnerman Feingold / Pat Stewart 6-2, 6-2
3R d. Esme Emanuel Faerber / Maryna Godwin Proctor 7-5, 6-4
QF d. Lesley Turner Bowrey / Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-3, 6-3
SF d. Patricia Walkden Pretorius / Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 6-3, 6-2
F d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Donna Floyd Fales 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson) (no teams were seeded):
1R d. George Seewagen / Joyce Barclay 6-4, 6-4
2R d. Paul Sullivan / Donna Floyd Fales 6-2, 6-2
QF d. Peter Curtis / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-4, 6-3
SF d. Terry Addison / Kristy Pigeon Crawford 6-4, 6-4
F d. Stan Smith / Rosemary Casals 6-3, 6-2

Week of August 28, 1967
U.S. Championships, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Becky Vest 6-2, 6-2
3R d. Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-4, 6-3
4R d. Virginia Wade [9] 6-1, 6-4
QF d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy [11] 6-1, 6-4
SF d. Francoise Durr [3] 6-2, 6-4
F d. Ann Haydon Jones [2] 11-9, 6-4 http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=71930
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Ann Haydon Jones pulled her left hamstring muscle early in the final and saved four match points in the second set before King prevailed.

Week of September 18, 1967
Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles, California
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Mary Larreco 6-0, 6-0
2R d. Mira Panajotovic Vukelich 6-0, 6-1
3R d. Connie Jaster 9-7, 6-0
QF d. Faye Urban 6-3, 6-4
SF d. Kristy Pigeon Crawford 6-3, 6-1
F d. Rosemary Casals [2] 6-0, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Carole Caldwell Graebner / Valerie Ziegenfuss 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Week of September 25, 1967
Pacific Coast International Tennis Championship, Berkeley Tennis Club, Berkeley, California
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Denise Carter Triolo 6-3, 6-3
QF lost to Julie Heldman 6-8, 8-6, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-4

Julie Heldman ended King's 25-match winning streak in the quarterfinals. The loss occurred on the day that King was named the top woman amateur player in the annual London Daily Telegraph poll.

On March 19, 1968, King was presented with the Babe Didrikson Zaharias award for the top female athlete of 1967.

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Feb 5th, 2012, 05:13 AM
Listed below are 23 tournaments, 14 of which she won, plus a U.S. versus Australia series. Her win-loss record as listed below is 69-11 (7-1 clay, 37-3 grass, 1-1 hard, 22-3 indoor, 2-3 unknown).

The following picture was taken sometime during 1968:

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Week of October 30, 1967
South American and Argentine Tennis Championships, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Clay

QF d. Franciela Moran 7-5, 6-4
SF d. Francoise Durr 10-8, 6-4
F d. Rosemary Casals 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals:
QF d. Julia Dorzone / Elvira Eguiguren 6-1, 10-8
SF d. Raquel Giscafre / Graciela Moran 7-5, 6-2
F lost to Francoise Durr / Norma Baylon Puiggros 6-8, 6-4, 6-3

Week of November 20, 1967
New South Wales Championships, Sydney, Australia
Grass
King was seeded [1 foreign]

1R bye
2R d. Yveline Boy 6-1, 6-1
QF lost to Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 7-9, 6-0

In the quarterfinals, King injured her left knee during the second game of the third set and just went through the motions thereafter.

Week of November 27, 1967
Victorian Championships, Kooyong Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Karen Krantzcke 6-2, 6-1
QF d. Judy Tegart Dalton 12-10, 7-5
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-3, 8-6
F d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
QF d. Margaret Smith Court / Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-3, 6-3
SF defeated or advanced by walkover versus ________ / ________
F d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin 6-1, 7-5

King won her semifinal with Kerry Melville Reid despite serving 7 double faults in the first set and 6 in the second. In a sign of things to come, Evonne Goolagong Cawley won the girls singles title.

Week of December 4, 1967
International series, Memorial Drive, Adelaide, Australia
Grass
U.S. d Australia 5-1

d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-4
d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-1

Week of December 11, 1967
South Australian Championships, Memorial Drive Courts, Adelaide
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Sheila Washbourne 6-1, 6-0
3R d. Brenda Jenkins 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
QF d. Janet Young Langford 6-4, 6-1
SF d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-0, 6-2
F lost to Judy Tegart Dalton [3] 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 6-4

Playing at the "top of her game," King needed only 30 minutes to rout Helen Gourlay Cawley in the semifinals. She "played magnificent tennis.... Her powerful service opened the way for killing placements of Miss Gourlay's weak returns, and she broke through her opponent's service with strong backhand drives and deftly placed cross court volleys." In the final, King was "in command" throughout the first set. But then she started missing shots and Judy Tegart Dalton "served magnificently and consistently smashed well placed shots from the back court." This evened their career head-to-head singles record at 2 matches apiece.

Week of January 1, 1968
Western Australia Championships, Royal King's Park, Perth
Grass

1R d. Helen Plaisted 6-2, 6-0
QF d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-0, 6-2
SF d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin 8-6, 6-3
F d. Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 8-6, 4-6, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Ray Ruffels):
F lost to ________ Bowman / Margaret Smith Court 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Margaret Smith Court was never in the singles final. She was "plainly nervous and made many simple errors and served many double faults."

Week of January 8, 1968
Tasmanian Championships, Hobart, Australia
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Ada Bakker 6-1, 8-6
2R d. Lany Kaligis 6-1, 6-2
3R d. Kay Dening 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Karen Krantzcke 8-6, 3-6, 6-1
SF d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
F d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-2, 6-4

Week of January 15, 1968
Australian Championships, Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne
Grass
King was seeded [1 foreign]

1R bye
2R d. Helen Amos 6-0, 6-2
3R d. Lesley Hunt 6-3, 6-4
QF d. Astrid Suurbeck 6-1, 6-2
SF d. Judy Tegart Dalton [2 domestic] 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
F d. Margaret Smith Court [4 domestic] 6-1, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Loris Butterfield / Janine Whyte 6-1, 6-0
QF d. Ada Bakker / Astrid Suurbeck 6-4, 6-2
SF lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey / Judy Tegart Dalton [3] 6-2, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Richard Crealy) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. Barry Geraghty / Astrid Suurbeck 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Warran Jacques / Rosemary Casals [7] 6-1, 9-7
SF d. Ray Ruffels / Karen Krantzcke [3] 6-2, 9-7
F won the title by walkover versus Allan Stone / Margaret Smith Court [4]

King broke Margaret Smith Court's serve in the opening game of the singles final and 5 times subsequently to overwhelm the Australian. Smith Court broke King only once, in the first game of the second set. Smith Court's backhand broke down continually and she often netted easy volleys. King said, "I did not think it would be quite so easy. I think Margaret was a bit nervous. My ground strokes finally came good, and I played very well. I think the wind upset Margaret and because of that, I tried hard to take her service early, figuring it would upset the rhythm of her game and worry her."

Week of February 12, 1968
New England Women's Invitational Indoor Tennis Championships, North Shore Tennis and Squash Club, Salem, Massachusetts
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Ann Murphy 6-0, 6-0
QF d. Vicki Rogers 6-1, 6-4
SF d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin [4] 8-6, 6-1
F d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie [2] 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin 16-14, 6-3

Week of February 19, 1968
U.S. Indoor Championships, Winchester, Massachusetts
Indoor (artificial grass)
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Jade Shiffman 6-0, 6-0
QF d. Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-0, 6-3
SF d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan [4] 7-5, 6-2
F d. Rosemary Casals [3] 6-3, 9-7

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Kathleen Harter Marcus Shubin / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-2, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Paul Sullivan):
F lost to Chauncey Steel / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-4, 6-4

King became only the second woman to win the singles title at this tournament three consecutive years, the other being Nancy Chaffee Kiner Whitaker (1950-52). In the final, King "gained advantage in the forecourt repeatedly while 19-year old Rosie [Casals] ... elected to remain in the backcourt and depend on her scrambling and blistering drives."

Week of February 26, 1968
Long Island Indoor, Brookville, New York,
Indoor
Round robin, Van Allen simplified scoring system

d. Rosemary Casals 31-22
d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 31-25

Week of March 25, 1968
Madison Square Garden Challenge Trophy, New York City
THIS WAS KING'S FINAL TOURNAMENT AS AN AMATEUR
Indoor ("slow rubberized")
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Elena Subirats 6-0, 6-2
QF d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-4, 6-4
SF lost to Nancy Richey [3] 4-6, 7-5, 6-0 http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...1035/index.htm (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1081035/index.htm)

Nancy Richey ended King's 26-match winning streak in the semifinals, which was played before 10,233 spectators. Richey led 4-2 in the first set before King won 9 of the next 10 games to take the set and lead 5-1 in the second set. She served for the match at 5-1, only to be broken. King had a match point on her own service at 5-3. "After a short rally, Mrs. King took the net and Miss Richey sent up a very average lob, which should have meant the end of the match. But Billie Jean hit it just a fraction of a second too late and it landed a foot behind the baseline. That brought the score to deuce and started Nancy on one of the most startling streaks of her—or anyone's—career. From there, the two girls played 51 points, and Billie Jean won just 12 of them." In total, King lost 12 consecutive games after leading 6-4, 5-1.

The following picture is when King signed her professional contract, with George McCall in the center and Roy Emerson to the left.

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Week of April 8, 1968 (played April 14)
National Tennis League Professional Tour, Cannes, France
Indoor wood (verified in The Times of London)

1R/SF d. Ann Haydon Jones 10-7 (pro set)
F d. Rosemary Casals 10-6 (pro set)

The matches were played in a high school gymnasium. King said, "It was pouring rain outside and so stuffy in there that my glasses got all steamed up and I could barely see."

Week of April 15, 1968 (probably played April 16-17)
National Tennis League Professional Tour, Paris, France
Indoor wood (verified in The Times of London)

1R/SF d. Rosemary Casals 6-1, 6-2
F d. Ann Haydon Jones 9-7, 6-4 (verified by a Reuters report in The Times of London)

Week of April ??, 1968
National Tennis League Professional Tour, Lille, France
Surface unknown

?R lost to Ann Haydon Jones 10-6 (pro set) (verified in The Times of London)

Week of April ??, 1968
National Tennis League Professional Tour, Pau, France
Asphalt (verified in The Times of London) (unknown whether indoor or outdoor)

?R lost to Ann Haydon Jones 6-1 (third set, first 2 set scores unknown) (verified in The Times of London)

Week of April 22(?), 1968
National Tennis League Professional Tour, Aix-en-Provence, France
Surface unknown

1R/SF lost to Francoise Durr 7-5, 9-7

Week of April 29, 1968
Wembley Professional Lawn Tennis Tournament, London, United Kingdom
Indoor wood

1R/SF d. Rosemary Casals 4-6, 7-5, 7-5
F d. Ann Haydon Jones 4-6, 9-7, 7-5

Week of May 13, 1968
Madison Square Garden Invitation Tournament, New York City
Indoor

1R/SF d. Francoise Durr 6-1, 6-3
F lost to Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 6-4

Week of May 27, 1968
French Open, Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Anne-Marie Rouchon 6-2, 6-2
3R d. Margarita De Zuletta 6-1, 6-0
4R d. Lesley Hunt 7-5, 6-1
QF d. Maria Bueno [8] 6-4, 6-4
SF lost to Nancy Richey [5] 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

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QF advanced by walkover versus Julie Heldman / ________ Moore
SF d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy / Patricia Walkden Pretorius [4] 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
F lost to Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones [2] 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R advanced by walkover versus T. J. Ryan / Paola Palacios
3R d. Nick Kalogeropoulos / Carole Prosen Kalogeropoulos 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Pierre Darmon / Rosie Reyes Darmon [8] 6-2, 7-5
SF d. Robert Hewitt / Rosemary Casals [4] 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
F lost to Jean-Claude Barclay / Francoise Durr [7] 6-1, 6-4

Maria Bueno played primarily from the baseline while losing her quarterfinal with King. King's attempt to win 4 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, a "non-calendar year Grand Slam," was ended by Nancy Richey in the semifinals. The match was played on a side court before only 400 spectators.

Week of June 24, 1968
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz 7-5, 6-4 http://www.efootage.com/stock-footag...Jean_King_-_2/ (http://www.efootage.com/stock-footage/63802/Billie_Jean_King_-_2/)
3R d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-2, 7-5
4R d. Faye Moore 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Lesley Turner Bowrey [8] 6-3, 6-4
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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy / Patricia Walkden Pretorius 6-2, 7-5
3R d. Cecilia Martinez / Kristy Pigeon 10-8, 6-0
QF d. Margaret Smith Court / Virginia Wade 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
SF d. Lesley Turner Bowrey / Judy Tegart Dalton [4] 1-6, 6-1, 10-8
F d. Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones [3] 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

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Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Roy Barth / Victoria Rogers 7-5, 6-4
3R d. Stanley Matthews / Pauline Roberts 6-2, 6-1
4R d. Barry Phillips-Moore / Faye Moore 6-4, 6-2
QF d. Bill Bowrey / Lesley Turner Bowrey 7-5, 6-2
SF lost to Ken Fletcher / Margaret Smith Court [4] 6-4, 9-7

King played and defeated Lesley Turner Bowrey in all 3 events.

The following pictures were taken sometime during this tournament.

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Week of July 15, 1968
National Tennis League Professional Tour, Los Angeles, California
Indoor

1R/SF d. Francoise Durr 10-7 (pro set)
F d. Ann Haydon Jones 12-10, 6-3

Week of July 22, 1968
National Tennis League Professional Tour, Oakland, California
Indoor

1R/SF d. Francoise Durr 6-3, 6-1
F lost to Rosemary Casals 10-8, 2-6, 6-0

Week of August 5, 1968
National Tennis League Professional Tour, Binghamton, New York
Surface unknown

1R/SF d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-0, 6-3
F d. Rosemary Casals 10-8, 6-4

Week of August 12, 1968
National Tennis League Professional Tour, Fort Worth, Texas
Hard

1R/SF d. Rosemary Casals 6-0, 6-4
F lost to Ann Haydon Jones 6-1, 6-2

Week of August 26, 1968
US Open, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Vija Vuskalns 6-1, 6-0 (last minute substitute for Helen Rose of Australia, who was a no-show)
2R d. Alice Tym 6-1, 6-4
3R d. Denise Carter Triolo 8-6, 6-3
QF d. Maryna Godwin Proctor 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
SF d. Maria Bueno [5] 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

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F lost to Virginia Wade [6] 6-4, 6-2

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Betty Rosenquest Pratt / Judy Tegart Dalton 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
QF d. Cecilia Martinez / Kristy Pigeon Crawford 6-1, 8-6
SF d. Virginia Wade / ________ Williams 12-10, 6-4
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Maria Bueno [3] 4-6, 9-7, 8-6

Mixed doubles (held at the U.S. National Championships the week before the US Open):
Did not play.

Maria Bueno was dazzling in the quarterfinals for a set and a half, but King never gave up and pulled herself into the match. Serving at 3-3 (40-15) in the second set, Bueno missed an easy smash and then erred with a backhand volley. On the next point, she foot-faulted, and from then on, was very much on the defensive. King eased out the set, and the third was one-way traffic in favor of King. King said in her 1982 book Billie Jean with Frank Deford, "I got to the finals but my [left] knee was absolutely killing me. The night I beat [Maria] Bueno in the semis in three sets, I had to rest it up over a guitar case I put on the bed, but I still was in such pain I could barely sleep. I was up almost all night crying, and the next day, I couldn't move. Virginia [Wade] jumped all over my serve, and she beat me in straight sets."

Week of September 16, 1968
Pacific Southwest Open, Los Angeles, California
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R Pam Teeguarden advanced by walkover (injured left knee)

King had surgery on 24 September 1968 to repair cartilage in her left knee. Doctors told her that she would be able to play competitively only 2 more years. King said that her knee did not recover completely from the surgery until May 1969.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:14 AM
Listed below are 27 tournaments, 13 of which she won. Her win-loss record as listed below is 70-14 (26-7 grass, 12-1 indoor, 7-1 unknown, 8-4 clay, 17-1 hard). This was the first year since 1965 that King did not win at least 1 Grand Slam singles title.

Week of December 30, 1968
Tasmanian Open, Hobart, Australia
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Cynthia Sieler 6-1, 6-1
QF lost to Kerry Melville Reid 9-7, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Kerry Melville Reid / Karen Krantzcke 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Mixed doubles (with Fred Stolle):
F lost to Tony Roche / Rosemary Casals 6-1, 6-4

Week of January 13, 1969
New South Wales Open, White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Norma Eastburn 6-1, 6-0
3R d. Norma Marsh 6-2, 6-1
QF d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-2
SF lost to Rosemary Casals [6] 6-3, 5-7, 7-5

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
QF d. Kay Dening / Norma Marsh 6-2, 6-1
SF defeated or advanced by walkover versus ________ / ________
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton 15-13, 4-6, 6-3

The organizers of this tournament capitulated to demands from the promoters of the two professional tours, George MacCall and Lamar Hunt, for expense money over and beyond the official prize money. The promoters threatened a boycott from their players if the money was not paid. The organizers of the Victorian Championships in Melbourne did not pay the expense money, which resulted in the leading professional players not participating.

Week of January 20, 1969
Australian Open, Milton Stadium, Brisbane
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Francis Luff 6-1, 6-3
2R d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-3, 6-1
QF d. Karen Krantzcke 11-9, 7-5
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones [3] 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
F lost to Margaret Smith Court [2] 6-4, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R advanced by walkover versus Helen Amos / ________ Gohn
QF d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera / Lesley Hunt 8-6, 6-1
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid / Karen Krantzcke [3] 6-3, 6-4
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton [2] 6-4, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Roger Taylor) (seeded [4]):
1R d. Bob Giltinan / Helen Amos 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Ray Moore / Kerry Harris 6-3, 6-2
SF lost to Marty Riessen / Margaret Smith Court [1] 7-5, 6-3

King's first career match with Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 17 years old, occurred in the second round. The singles semifinal was played in blistering 104 degree heat. Ann Haydon Jones became distracted as "latecomers wandered from their seats" during points. King was playing well in the final until she became upset with the spectators who applauded her double fault at 2-2 (30-30) in the first set. She mockingly clapped back and then lost her serve. King won only 3 of the remaining 12 games of the match, with Margaret Smith Court wrapping up the title in 57 minutes

Week of January 27, 1969
Auckland Open, Auckland, New Zealand
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Seinei Cho 6-2, 6-3
QF d. Ruia Davy 6-2, 6-1
SF lost to Karen Krantzcke 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Ann Haydon Jones) (seeded [1]):
SF d. Elaine Stephan / Beverly Verco 6-2, 6-3
F defeated or won the tournament by walkover versus Helen Gourlay Cawley / Karen Krantzcke

King lost her concentration in the semifinals because of crowd noise from the adjoining court, where Rod Laver was defeating Brian Fairlie of New Zealand in a close four-set match.

Week of February 24, 1969 (played February 23-26)
International Pro Tennis Invitational, Chabot College, Hayward, California and the Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R/SF d. Francoise Durr 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
F d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-3, 6-2

Week of February 24, 1969 (played February 27)
International Pro Tennis Invitational, Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Indoor

F d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-3, 6-3

Week of February 24, 1969 (played February 28)
International Pro Tennis Invitational, Seattle, Washington
Indoor

F d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 6-1

Week of March 3, 1969
International Pro Tennis Invitational, The Forum, Los Angeles, California
Indoor

SF d. Rosemary Casals 6-1, 6-4
F d. Ann Haydon Jones 17-15, 6-3

Week of March 31, 1969
South African Open, Johannesburg
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Maryna Godwin Proctor 6-8, 6-2, 6-4
3R d. Wendy Tomlinson 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
QF d. Melanie Muller 6-0, 6-0
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones 5-7, 6-3, 6-0
F d. Nancy Richey [2] 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
SF lost to Ann Haydon Jones / Francoise Durr 6-3, 4-6, 8-6 (third set score is uncertain)

Mixed doubles (with Dennis Ralson):
QF lost to Pancho Gonzalez / Francoise Durr 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Week of April 14, 1969
Natal Open, Durban, South Africa
Hard

1R advanced by walkover versus Gillian Dove
2R d. Sharon von Brandis 6-3, 6-2
QF d. Helen Gourlay Cawley [8] 6-2, 7-5
SF d. Patricia Walkden Pretorius [5] 6-2, 8-6
F d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy [3] 6-4, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
SF d. ________ Johnson / ________ Wilshere 6-1, 6-1
F d. Patricia Walkden Pretorius / Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Week of April 21, 1969
Italian Open, Rome
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Laura Rossouw 6-0, 6-2
3R d. Karen Krantzcke 6-1, 6-3
QF lost to Kerry Melville Reid 6-3, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
F lost to Ann Haydon Jones / Francoise Durr [2] 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Week of April 28, 1969
British Hard Court Championships, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Clay
King was seeded [2]

1R bye
2R d. Anthea Rigby 6-3, 6-3
Karen Krantzcke advanced by walkover (tennis elbow in right arm)

Week of May 26, 1969
French Open, Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Vlasta Kodesova Vopickova 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
2R d. Laura Rossouw 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

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3R advanced by walkover versus Monica Giorgi
QF lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. Lany Kaligis / Lita Liem Sugiarto 6-4, 6-4
3R d. Judith Dibar / Eva Lundqvist 6-4, 6-2
QF lost to Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera / Rosie Reyes Darmon [7] 6-1, 7-5

Mixed doubles (with John Newcombe) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Ivan Molina / Janine Lieffrig 6-0, 6-3
3R d. Bob Carmichael / Lesley Hunt 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
QF d. Cliff Richey / Nancy Richey [8] 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
SF lost to Marty Riessen / Margaret Smith Court [4] 7-5, 6-4

Lesley Turner Bowrey, the champion in 1963 and 1965 and the runner-up in 1962 and 1967, defeated King in 71 minutes. Playing in a blustery wind that blew the clay around, Turner Bowrey hit her ground strokes crisply to hold the initiative against King.

Week of June 9, 1969
Wills Open, Bristol, United Kingdom
Grass

1R d. Marilyn Headifen 6-1, 6-0
2R d. Esme Emanuel 6-2, 6-2
QF d. Francoise Durr 10-8, 6-4
SF d. Virginia Wade 6-8, 11-9, 6-2
F lost to Margaret Smith Court 6-3, 6-3

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-4, 6-2

Week of June 16, 1969
London Grass Court Championships, Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
SF d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 10-8, 17-15
F d. Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones 8-6, 6-4

Week of June 23, 1969
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [2]

1R bye
2R d. Bernice Carr Vukovich 6-2, 6-1
3R d. Marianne Brummer 6-0, 6-4
4R d. Kristy Pigeon Crawford 6-3, 6-2
QF d. Judy Tegart Dalton [8] 4-6, 7-5, 8-6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAWYUOTHiMk
SF d. Rosemary Casals 6-1, 6-0 (28 minutes)
F lost to Ann Haydon Jones [4] 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=63733

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. Judy Congdon / Sally Holdsworth 6-2, 6-2
3R lost to Jane "Peaches" Bartkowitz / Julie Heldman 5-7, 6-3, 8-6

Mixed doubles (with John Newcombe) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. Peter Curtis / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-3, 6-1
3R d. Allan McDonald / Janet Young 6-2, 6-1
4R d. Colin McHugo / Wendy Hall 6-2, 6-2
QF lost to Ray Ruffels / Karen Krantzcke 7-9, 6-3, 6-4

King lost only 18 points while demolishing Rosemary Casals in a 28 minute semifinal. Casals seemed "scared stiff" and won only 12 points in the first set and 6 points in the second. "It's the Old Lady's House," she had said of her partner before the match. Casals never got her foot in the door. After losing the final to Ann Haydon Jones, King retreated to the locker room. Fellow players said she blinked back tears and let loose "with a few choice words" about her game and the way the Wimbledon multitude blemished a record of sportsmanship almost a century old. She told reporters, "I knew they would be for Ann. I prepared myself mentally. What I didn't like was the way they were calling some of my shots 'out' 'out.' It got so I didn't know if the linesman or the crowd were calling the shots." Haydon Jones said she was "more than a little embarrassed" about the crowd's behavior. As for the match itself, King said, "I let her off the hook so many times. So many times I could kick myself." Haydon Jones agreed, "I got better, she got worse, and she made quite a few mistakes." Choking back tears, King said, "All I could think of was that it was the Fourth of July and how I really wanted to win Wimbledon four times in a row and do something for the good old USA."

Week of July 7, 1969
Carroll's Irish Open, Dublin
Grass

2R d. Susan Houlihan 6-0, 6-0
3R d. Veronica Burton 6-3, 6-2
SF d. Rosemary Casals 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
F d. Virginia Wade 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F lost to Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Week of July 21, 1969
Swiss International Open, Gstaad, Switzerland
Clay

King was seeded [2]
1R d. Suzana Petersen 6-4, 7-5
QF lost to Lea Pericoli Fontana 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones 8-6, 6-3

Week of August 4, 1969 (played August 5-6)
Saint Louis Professional Tournament, Dwight Davis Tennis Center, Saint Louis, Missouri
Surface unknown

SF d. Francoise Durr 10-7 (pro set)
F d. Rosemary Casals 6-4, 6-2

Week of August 4, 1969 (played August 8-10)
Masters Tennis Tournament, Highland Racquette and Riding Club, Binghamton, New York
Surface unknown

SF d. Rosemary Casals 6-4, 6-2
F d. Ann Haydon Jones 10-8, 3-6, 6-4

Week of August 25, 1969
US Open, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Brenda Kirk 6-2, 8-6
2R d. Marilyn Aschner 6-3, 6-4
3R d. Denise Carter Triolo 6-1, 6-3
QF lost to Nancy Richey [6] 6-4, 8-6

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R d. ________ Hansen / Patricia Ann Reese 6-3, 6-2
2R d. ________ Grant / Pam Richmond 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Jane "Peaches" Bartkowitz / Julie Heldman 6-2, 6-0
SF lost to Margaret Smith Court / Virginia Wade [3] 9-7, 9-7

Mixed doubles (with Roy Emerson) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Peter Fishbach / Marilyn Aschner 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
3R lost to Peter Curtis / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 11-9, 1-1, retired

Week of September 8, 1969
Cal-Neva Professional Tennis Tournament, Incline Village, Nevada
Surface unknown

1R/F d. Rosemary Casals 6-0, 6-4

Week of September 22, 1969
Pacific Southwest Open, Los Angeles Tennis Club, Los Angeles, California
Hard

1R d. Janet Young Langford 6-0, 6-1
2R d. Lesley Hunt 6-0, 6-2
QF d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-0, 6-4
SF d. Nancy Richey 6-3, 6-3
F d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Ann Haydon Jones / Francoise Durr 6-8, 8-6, 11-9

King said during the tournament, "It has been a bad year for me. My left knee has been OK, but I have been bothered by a severe tennis elbow for seven months. I expect to have a real big year in 1970, though, because I really have the motivation now. I feel like a kid again."

Week of September 29, 1969
Midland Racquet Club Invitational, Midland, Texas
Surface unknown

SF d. Ann Haydon Jones 9-7, 7-5
F d. Rosemary Casals 6-3, 6-3

Week of October 6, 1969
Howard Hughes Open, Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Hard
King was [unseeded]

QF d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-2, 6-0
SF d. Margaret Smith Court [1] 8-6, 6-8, 6-4
F lost to Nancy Richey 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Week of October 13, 1969
Professional tournament in connection with dedication of the Sherwood Center, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
Surface unknown

1R/F lost to Rosemary Casals 8-6 (pro set)

Week of November 10, 1969
South American and Argentine Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Clay

2R d. Ana Maria Protto 4-6, 6-0 (as reported in the press but obviously wrong)
QF d. Kora Schediwy 6-4, 6-2
SF lost to Helga Niessen Masthoff 7-5, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Helga Niessen Masthoff / Kora Schediwy 6-1, 7-5

Week of November 17, 1969
Wills Indoor Tennis Championships, Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom
Indoor

1R d. Nell Truman 7-5, 7-5
2R d. Francoise Durr 7-5, 6-1
SF d. Virginia Wade 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
F lost to Ann Haydon Jones [1] 9-11, 6-2, 9-7

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F lost to Ann Haydon Jones / Virginia Wade 6-2, 6-4

Week of November 24, 1969
Stockholm Indoor Open, Stockholm, Sweden
Indoor

1R d. Madeleine Begel 6-0, 6-1
SF d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
F d. Julie Heldman 9-7, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Julie Heldman 6-4, 6-4

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:15 AM
Listed below are 18 tournaments (7 of which she won) plus Wightman Cup. Her win-loss record as listed below is 51-11 (9-3 indoor, 10-1 grass, 18-5 clay, 13-2 hard, 1-0 unknown).

Week of February 2, 1970
International Tennis Players Association Indoor Open, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R/QF d. Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz 6-2, 4-6, 6-0
SF d. Nancy Richey [3] 6-4, 7-5
F lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-3, 7-6(12)

Week of February 9, 1970 (played February 9-12)
Ladies World Invitational, Vanderbilt Athletic Club, Grand Central Station, New York City
Indoors

1R/QF lost to Virginia Wade 4-6, 6-1, 8-6

Week of February 9, 1970 (played February 13-15)
Maureen Connolly Brinker Memorial Tennis Tournament, Al Hill's Paladium, Dallas, Texas
Indoor

QF d. Rosemary Casals 6-0, 6-4
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 6-4
F lost to Margaret Smith Court 1-6, 6-3, 11-9

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Francoise Durr 6-2, 4-6, 10-8

The event has held at the only indoor tennis facility in Dallas, which was located on Alpha Road. Only about 100 spectators were able to fit inside the facility.

Week of February 23, 1970
Los Angeles Tennis Classic, The Forum, Los Angeles
Indoors

1R/F d. Rosemary Casals 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Week of March 16, 1970
Dunlop International, White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Grass
King was seeded [2]

1R bye
QF d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-4, 7-5
SF d. Virginia Wade 6-3, 6-3
F d. Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Week of March 23, 1970
South African Open, Johannesburg
Hard
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Rita Smith 6-1, 6-2
2R d. Bernice Carr Vukovich 6-2, 6-1
3R d. Lesley Hunt 6-4, 6-1
QF d. Marianne Brummer 6-3, 6-3
SF d. Rosemary Casals 6-3, 6-2
F lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Robert Hewitt):
F lost to Marty Riessan / Margaret Smith Court 3-6, 6-3, 11-9

Week of April 6, 1970 (played April 6)
Cape Town, South Africa
Surface unknown

F d. Rosemary Casals 6-1, 6-0

Week of April 6, 1970 (played April 7-11)
Natal Open, Durban, South Africa
Hard

1R bye
2R d. Heloise Burger 6-1, 6-1
3R d. Marianne Brummer 6-2, 6-0
QF d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-1, 6-3
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
F d. Margaret Smith Court 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton 7-5, 6-3

Mixed doubles (with Robert Hewitt):
F d. Marty Riessan / Margaret Smith Court 6-3, 6-4

Week of April 13, 1970
Monte Carlo Open
Clay

1R d. Erzsebet Polgar 6-3, 6-3
2R d. Katalina Borka 6-3, 6-1
QF d. Karen Krantzcke 6-0, 8-6
SF lost to Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 7-5

Week of April 20, 1970
Italian Open, Rome
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Graziella Perna 6-1, 6-2
3R d. Christina Sandberg 9-7, 6-0
QF d. Helga Niessen Masthoff 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

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SF d. Virginia Wade [4] 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

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F d. Julie Heldman [2] 6-1, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Virginia Wade 6-2, 3-6, 9-7

The last game of the second set of the singles semifinal with Virginia Wade lasted 22 minutes and had 21 deuces and 48 points. In that game, Wade saved 7 set points and had 16 game points before King won the game and the set. This was probably the longest game ever played between women. Earlier in that set, King saved three match points at 4-5.

Week of April 27, 1970
Rothman's British Hard Court Championships, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Clay
King was seeded [2]

2R d. Pam Teeguarden 6-4, 6-1
3R d. Betty Stove 6-1, 6-0
QF lost to Virginia Wade [7] 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-2, 6-8, 7-5

"Miss Wade served and volleyed with power that destroyed Mrs. King's rhythm."

Week of May 11, 1970
Berlin International Tennis Tournament, West Berlin
Clay

1R bye
2R d. Marion Hofer 6-0, 6-0
QF d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-3, 6-4
SF lost to Helga Niessen Masthoff 7-5, 6-3

Week of May 25, 1970
French Open, Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
King was seeded [2]

1R bye
2R d. Helen Amos 7-5, 6-3
3R d. Jill Cooper 6-2, 6-2
4R d. Odile De Roubin 6-0, 6-0
QF lost to Helga Niessen Masthoff [7] 2-6, 8-6, 6-1 (right leg cramp)

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R advanced by walkover versus ________ Bardsley / ________ Curtis
3R d. Lany Kaligis / Lita Liem Sugiarto 6-3, 6-4
QF d. Marianna Brummer / Laura Rossouw 6-3, 7-5
SF d. Helen Gourlay Cawley / Patricia Walkden Pretorius 6-3, 7-5
F lost to Francoise Durr / Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera [3] 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
http://www.ina.fr/sport/tennis/video...-dames.fr.html (http://www.ina.fr/sport/tennis/video/CAF95051487/tennis-a-roland-garros-finale-du-double-dames.fr.html)

Mixed doubles (with Robert Hewitt) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Robert Machan / Eva Szabo 6-2, 6-2
3R d. Koji Watanabe / Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-1, 6-0
QF d. Jim McManus / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-4
SF d. Zeljko Franulovic / Margaret Smith Court [4] 6-4, 8-6
F d. Jean-Claude Barclay / Francoise Durr [2] 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

King failed to convert on 16 consecutive break point opportunities in the second set of the quarterfinal with Helga Niessen Masthoff.

Week of June 8, 1970
Wightman Cup, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
United States 4, United Kingdom 3

d. Virginia Wade 8-6, 6-4
d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz):
d. Virginia Wade / Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 7-5, 6-8, 6-2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkys9pPLQgw

Week of June 15, 1970
London Grass Court Championships, Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 6-4, 6-3

Week of June 22, 1970
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [2]

1R bye
2R d. Fiorella Bonicelli Duxin 6-2, 6-1
3R d. Marijke Schaar 6-4, 6-0
4R d. Lea Pericoli Fontana 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Karen Krantzcke [7] 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
SF d. Francoise Durr 6-3, 7-5
F lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 14-12, 11-9 http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost....&postcount=238 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=19095171&postcount=238) http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//I...03/FS030770013 (http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/1970/07/03/FS030770013) http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//I...03/FS030770014 (http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/1970/07/03/FS030770014)

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. Lany Kaligis / Lita Liem Sugiarto 6-4, 6-1
3R d. Eugenia Isopaitis / Olga Morozova 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Kazuko Sawamatsu / Junko Sawamatsu 6-0, 6-4
SF d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid [3] 6-2, 8-6
F d. Francoise Durr / Virginia Wade [4] 6-2, 6-3

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Mixed doubles (with Robert Hewitt) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. R. B. Perry / Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-0, 6-3
3R lost to Ilie Nastase / Rosemary Casals 5-7, 8-6, 6-2

Margaret Smith Court needed 7 match points to defeat King in one of the greatest women's finals in the history of the tournament.

The following picture was taken sometime during this tournament.

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King had right knee surgery on July 22.

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Week of September 21, 1970
Virginia Slims Invitational, Houston Racquet Club, Houston, Texas
Clay

1R lost to Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-3

Week of September 28, 1970
Pacific Coast International Tennis Open, Berkeley Tennis Club, Berkeley, California and Golden Gateway Center, San Francisco
Hard
King was seeded [1]

2R d. Kathy Anderson 6-1, 6-4
3R d. Eliza Pande 6-4, 6-3
QF d. Lesley Hunt [7] 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
SF lost to Nancy Richey [3] 7-5, 5-7, 6-4

Week of November 2, 1970
Virginia Slims Invitational, Richmond, Virginia
Indoor clay
King was seeded [1]

QF d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-1, 6-2
SF d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
F d. Nancy Richey [2] 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Valerie Ziegenfuss / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-4, 6-4

Week of November 16, 1970
Embassy Indoor Tennis Championships, Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-1, 8-6
QF d. Corine Molesworth 6-1, 6-2
SF d. Francoise Durr 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
F d. Ann Haydon Jones 8-6, 3-6, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Ann Haydon Jones / Virginia Wade 6-3, 7-5

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:16 AM
Listed below are 31 singles tournaments (17 of which she won), with a win-loss record of 112-13 (46-2 indoor, 22-5 grass, 24-5 clay, 14-1 hard). (The overall record agrees with the International Tennis Hall of Fame.) She also won 22 women's doubles titles, including Wimbledon.

Week of January 4, 1971
British Motor Car Invitational, Virginia Slims National Pro Circuit, Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Esme Emanuel 6-2, 6-3
QF d. Francoise Durr 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones [4] 6-0, 6-0
F d. Rosemary Casals [2] 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R d. Nancy Richey / Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz 6-3, 6-4
SF d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 6-3, 6-4
F d. Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

Week of January 11, 1971
Billie Jean King Invitational, Virginia Slims National Pro Circuit, Billie Jean King Center & Long Beach City College Gym, Long Beach, California
Hard (outdoor) before the semifinals and indoor thereafter
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Francoise Durr 4-6, 7-6(5-4), 6-1
QF d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-1, 6-4
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones 6-2, 6-0
F d. Rosemary Casals [2] 6-1, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R advanced by walkover versus Darlene Hard / Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout
SF d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 6-0, 6-3
F d. Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones 7-5, 6-3

Week of January 18, 1971
Virginia Slims Professional Tennis Tournament, Brook Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R advanced by walkover versus unknown opponent from Milwaukee
2R d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-3
QF d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-3, 6-2
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones [3] 7-5, 6-3
F d. Rosemary Casals [2] 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3, 6-2
SF d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-1
F d. Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

King won 4 of her first 5 service games at love during her semifinal with Ann Haydon Jones.

Week of January 25, 1971
Virginia Slims Invitational, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-7, 6-2, 6-4
SF d. Francoise Durr 6-2, 6-2
F d. Rosemary Casals 1-6, 7-6, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R d. Kristy Pigeon Crawford / Denise Carter Triolo 6-2, 6-3
SF d. Esme Emanuel / Cecilia Martinez 6-4, 6-2
F d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-7, 6-0, 7-5

Week of February 1, 1971
Virginia Slims Invitational, Sewanee and Chattanooga, Tennessee
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Cecilia Martinez 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
SF d. Francoise Durr [4] 6-3, 6-2
F d. Ann Haydon Jones [3] 6-4, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R/QF d. Tory Fretz / ________ Johnson 6-2, 6-3
SF d. Judy Tegart Dalton / Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz 7-5, 7-5
F d. Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 7-5

Week of February 8, 1971
Philadelphia International Tennis Championships (Virginia Slims), The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
QF d. Tory Fretz 6-1, 6-4
SF lost to Francoise Durr [4] 6-2, 5-7, 7-6

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. ________ / ________

Week of February 15, 1971
WLOD International Tennis Championships (Virginia Slims), Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Kristy Pigeon Crawford 6-3, 6-3
QF d. Judy Tegart Dalton 7-6, 6-3
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid 7-5, 6-4
F lost to Francoise Durr [4] 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Women's doubles:
Not held.

Week of February 22, 1971
U.S. Indoor Championships (Virginia Slims), Winchester Indoor Lawn Tennis Center, Winchester, Massachusetts
Indoor
King was seeded [1 domestic]

1R d. Laurie Tenney 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-0, 6-2
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones [2 foreign] 6-2, 6-2
F d. Rosemary Casals [2 domestic] 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R/QF d. Judy Tegart Dalton / Kerry Melville Reid 2-6, 7-6, 6-2
SF d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-2, 7-5
F d. Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 7-5

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Week of March 15, 1971
K-Mart Invitational (Virginia Slims), Bloomfield Tennis House in Troy, Michigan & Oakland University Sports and Recreation Building, Rochester, Michigan
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Karen Krantzcke 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
QF d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3, 6-2
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones [4] 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
F d. Rosemary Casals [2] 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R d. Wendy Gilchrist Paish / Kristy Pigeon Crawford 6-4, 6-3
SF lost to Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Valerie Ziegenfuss 7-6, 4-6, 6-3

Week of March 22, 1971
Virginia Slims Invitational, 34th Street Armory, New York City
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-2, 6-3
QF d. Julie Heldman 6-2, 6-1
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones [3] 6-2, 7-6(5-0)
F lost to Rosemary Casals [2] 6-4, 6-4

Women's doubles:
Reported to have won the tournament, but no specific results found.

In their last career singles match, King defeated Carole Caldwell Graebner in the first round. Early in the final, King dumped four consecutive service returns into the net, a sure sign she had lost her form. Casals kept charging the net. "We really didn't have many rallies," said King. Near the end, the crowd of 1,300 wondered if Casals could finish it off. There was widespread belief that she pysched herself out in matches versus her good friend. Casals's take was, "I don't think I get pysched out against Billie Jean. I think people just forget that she's a tough tennis player." King suggested later that poor lighting and light balls affected her performance. "I've lost in 3 tournaments this year, and in all 3 tournaments, they've used lighter balls. I don't want to make any excuses though, because Rosie served very well. I just wasn't getting any balls back."

Week of March 29, 1971
Virginia Slims, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R Denise Carter Triolo advanced by walkover

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of April 5, 1971
Virginia Slims Masters, St. Petersburg, Florida
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Wendy Gilchrist Paish 6-2, 6-1
QF d. Karen Krantzcke 6-2, 7-6
SF lost to Chris Evert 6-7, 6-3, retired (leg cramps or the lingering effects of an abortion)

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R/QF advanced by walkover versus Wendy Gilchrist Paish / Kristy Pigeon Crawford
SF Judy Tegart Dalton / Julie Heldman advanced by walkover

Chris Evert forced King to run in their semifinal with more than 20-shot rallies, resulting in King getting leg cramps and defaulting at the start of the third set.

Week of April 12, 1971
World Championship (Virginia Slims), Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Nancy Richey 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
SF d. Julie Heldman 6-0, 6-2
F lost to Ann Haydon Jones [3] 7-5, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
PR d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw / Patricia Ann Reese 6-3, 6-2
QF d. Tory Fretz / Wendy Gilchrist Paish 6-4, 6-2
SF d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 7-5, 6-2
F lost to Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones 0-6, 6-2, 6-4

Week of April 19, 1971
Virginia Slims Invitational, Morley Field, San Diego, California
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Janet Newberry 6-1, 7-5
QF d. Esme Emanuel 6-3, 6-4
SF d. Julie Heldman 6-3, 6-4
F d. Rosemary Casals [2] 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R/QF advanced by walkover versus Wendy Gilchrist Paish / Kristy Pigeon Crawford
SF d. Julie Heldman / Valerie Ziegenfuss 7-5, 6-1
F d. Francoise Durr / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-7, 6-2, 6-3

Rosemary Casals led 6-4, 4-0 when she lent King one of her racquets. "Mrs. King turned the match around after she changed from a wood to steel racquet."

Week of May 10, 1971
Bio-Strath London Hard Court Tennis Championships, Hurlingham, United Kingdom
Clay

1R d. Wendy Gilchrist Paish 6-1, 6-1
2R lost to Nell Truman 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-1, 6-4

Week of May 17, 1971
West German International Championships, Hamburg
Clay
King was seeded [1]

2R d. Marie Neumannova Pinterova 6-3, 6-0
QF d. Heidi Schildknecht Orth 6-1, 6-4
SF d. Helga Schultze Hösl Thaw 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
F d. Helga Niessen Masthoff [2] 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Helga Niessen Masthoff / Heidi Schildknecht Orth 6-2, 6-1

Week of June 14, 1971
Rothman's Grass Court Championships, Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
Indoor wood and outdoor grass

2R d. Lita Liem Sugiarto 6-0, 6-4 (wood)
QF d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-4, 6-3 (surface unknown)
SF d. Virginia Wade 6-3, 9-8 (wood)
F lost to Margaret Smith Court (grass) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-2, 8-6

Week of June 21, 1971
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [2]

1R bye
2R d. Wendy Gilchrist Paish 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
3R d. Daniele Bouteleux 6-2, 6-0
4R d. Christine Truman Janes 6-2, 7-5 http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//I...25/FS250671001 (http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/1971/06/25/FS250671001)
QF d. Francoise Durr [7] 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
SF lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley [3] 6-4, 6-4

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Veronica Burton / Jackie Fayter 6-1, 6-2
3R d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska / Patricia Ann Reese 6-0, 6-3
QF d. Lany Kaligis / Lita Liem Sugiarto 6-1, 6-3
SF d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera / Francoise Durr [4] 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Evonne Goolagong Cawley [2] 6-3, 6-2

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Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson) (seeded [3]):
1R bye
2R d. ________ Elliott / Gail (?) Hansen 6-3, 6-4
3R d. Robert Howe / Virginia Wade 6-1, 6-1
4R d. John McDonald / Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-4, 6-2
QF d. Robert Maud / Betty Stove 9-8, 9-7
SF d. Ilie Nastase / Rosemary Casals [2] 6-4, 6-1
F d. Marty Riessen / Margaret Smith Court [1] 3-6, 6-2, 15-13

Week of July 12, 1971
Rothman's North of England Tennis Championships, Hoylake, United Kingdom
Grass

1R d. Jenny Helliar 6-4, 6-2
2R d. Patricia Ann Reese 6-4, 6-2
QF d. Virginia Wade 13-11, 6-4
SF d. Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 7-5
F d. Rosemary Casals 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F won the title by walkover versus Margaret Smith Court / Evonne Goolagong Cawley

"Billie Jean King, as usual, beat her doubles partner Rosie Casals ... to win the Rothmans Hoylake Open at West Kirby. Billie-Jean and Rosie are now so familiar with each other's games that the chances of getting a close match between them are slender."

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Week of July 19, 1971
Austrian International Championships, Kitzbuhel
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Isabel Fernandez 6-3, 6-1
QF d. Heidi Schildknecht Orth 6-4, 7-6
SF d. Helga Schultze Hösl Thaw 7-6, 6-2
F d. Laura Rossouw 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Helga Niessen Masthoff / Heidi Schildknecht Orth 6-2, 6-4

Week of July 26, 1971
Ford Capri Women's Open, Venice, Italy
Clay
King was seeded [1]

2R d. Lita Liem Sugiarto 7-6, 6-4
QF d. Lucia Bassi 6-3, 6-2
SF lost to Helga Niessen Masthoff [4] 2-6, 6-4, 7-6

Women's doubles (with Judy Tegart Dalton):
F d. Francoise Durr / Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Week of August 2, 1971
Virginia Slims International, Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

2R d. Nell Truman 6-3, 6-3
QF d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 7-6, 6-2
SF d. Nancy Richey [4] 7-5, 6-1
F d. Kerry Melville Reid [7] 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

On August 3, King lost an exhibition match to Jim Rombeau 9-8 (5-1) at Hofheinz Pavilion. "Mrs. King won the opening game against Rombeau, a tennis teacher pro who won a tournament among several men players to determine who would play her. Rombeau recovered and broke Mrs. King's service in the third game. But he had trouble with his serve, too, and from the 6th through eleventh games neither could win his or her service. Rombeau finally won it on the sixth point of a nine-point tiebreaker. He collected $500 for his efforts despite serving 15 double faults." "Bille Jean's Game Sharp for Netfest," [I]The Press-Courier, Oxnard, California, August 4, 1971, page 45. Years later, Rombeau won the USTA Grass Court Championships (45 and over) in 1999, the USTA Hard Court Championships (45 and over) in 1997, and the USTA Hard Court Championships (50 and over) in 1999. He also won a few seniors USTA national championships in doubles. He retired as the head pro at the Houston Country Club. Two years after the match, Rombeau said, "We hadn't seen each other in years. And as we were walking down the ramp to play, the first thing she said to me was, 'Oh, hi Jim. I haven't seen you since you were my ball boy.'" http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...+rombeau&hl=en (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yYROAAAAIBAJ&sjid=cfoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5601,5161731&dq=billie-jean-king+rombeau&hl=en)

Week of August 9, 1971
U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships, Woodstock Country Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Tina Watanabe 6-1, 6-2
3R d. Natalie Fuchs 6-1, 6-0
QF d. Julie Heldman 6-3, 6-2
SF d. Helen Gourlay Cawley [4] 6-0, 6-2
F d. Linda Tuero [2] 6-4, 7-5

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Women's doubles (with Judy Tegart Dalton):
F d. Julie Heldman / Linda Tuero 6-1, 6-2

Week of August 16, 1971
Virginia Slims Clay Court Championship, Bath and Tennis Club, Lake Bluff, Illinois
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Kerry Harris 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Lesley Hunt 7-6, 6-2
SF d. Nancy Richey [4] 7-6(7), 7-6
F lost to Francoise Durr [3] 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F lost to Francoise Durr / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-4, 7-6

Week of August 23, 1971
Virginia Slims Grass Court Championship, Newport Casino, Newport, Rhode Island and Agawam Hunt Club, East Providence, Rhode Island
Grass (Newport Casino) and indoor wood (Agawam Hunt Club)
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Cecilia Martinez (grass) 6-2, 6-1
2R d. Jill Cooper (grass) 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
QF d. Christina Sandberg (indoor wood) 6-3, 6-3
SF lost to Kerry Melville Reid (grass) 6-4, 6-3

Women's doubles:
No results found.

The following picture was taken sometime during the tournament.

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Week of August 30, 1971
US Open, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Jeanne Arth 6-0, 6-1

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2R d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-1, 6-2
3R d. Linda Tuero 6-0, 6-2
QF d. Laura DuPont 6-3, 7-5

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SF d. Chris Evert 6-3, 6-2

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Women's doubles:
Did not play.

Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. ________ Mulloy / ________ Smith 6-1, 6-4
3R advanced by walkover versus ________ Vasquez / Racquel Giscafre
QF d. ________ Richardson / Jeanne Arth 6-1, 6-3
SF d. Frew McMillan / Judy Tegart Dalton [3] 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
F d. Robert Maud / Betty Stove 6-3, 7-5

Week of September 13, 1971
Virginia Slims Invitational, Louisville, Kentucky
Surface unknown
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Sally Holdsworth 6-0, 6-1
2R d. Wendy Overton 6-4, 6-4
QF d. Lita Liem Sugiarto 6-2, 6-3
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid [4] 6-4, 6-2
F d. Rosemary Casals [3] 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of September 20, 1971
Pepsi Pacific Southwest Open, Los Angeles
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Nancy Ornstein 6-2, 6-2
2R d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout 6-1, 7-6
QF d. Wendy Overton 6-3, 6-3
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 7-6
F double default by King and Rosemary Casals at 6-6(0-2) in the first set

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-2

The Pacific Southwest Open's low prize money for women in 1970 (12-1 in favor of the men) was the spark that started the Virginia Slims circuit. Jack Kramer had tried and failed to get all the women banned. This history came into play in the final, where King and Casals put up with numerous bad calls, from one lineswoman in particular. King demanded the lineswoman be removed. The umpire said she would do so when Jack Kramer (commentating on television up in the booth) sent her a note saying the lineswoman stayed. King picked up her racquets and walked off court. Rather than be declared the winner, Casals followed. The United States Tennis Association eventually fined King and Casals $2,500 each for the double default. This infamous episode remains the only double default in tennis history after both sides have taken the court. Casals and King got a lot of press - most of it bad - and this tournament was never again a major event for women.

Week of September 27, 1971
Virginia Slims Thunderbird Invitational, Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout 6-2, 6-2
2R d. Lita Liem Sugiarto 6-0, 6-1
QF d. Wendy Overton 6-2, 6-1
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-4, 7-5
F d. Rosemary Casals [2] 7-5, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R d. Vicky Berner / Mona Schallau Guerrant 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
QF d. Nancy Richey / Lesley Hunt 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
SF d. Helen Gourlay Cawley / Kerry Harris 6-1, 6-2
F d. Francoise Durr / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-2

King became the first woman to win 100,000 USD in a year. The crowd gave her a 10 minute ovation as King and Casals poured champagne on each other in celebration.

Week of October 23, 1971
Embassy Indoor Tennis Championships, Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom
Indoor

1R d. Shirley Bloomer Brasher 6-4, 6-1
QF d. Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-3, 6-0
SF d. Rosemary Casals 6-1, 6-2
F d. Francoise Durr 6-1, 5-7, 7-5

In the final, Francoise Durr trailed 6-1, 5-2 (40-0) before storming back. She even had a match point at 5-3 in the final set. King, "aggression personified," pounced on Durr's weak serve to save the match, with the air subsequently going out of Durr. The venue was cavernous Wembley Stadium. Crowds were nonexistent except the last two days.

Week of November 29, 1971
Benson & Hedges International, Christchurch, New Zealand
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Cherry Armitage 6-0, 6-1
QF d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska 6-1, 6-4
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 6-4
F lost to Francoise Durr 6-3, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 9-8

Week of December 6, 1971
New Zealand Open, Auckland
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Patricia Hern 6-4, 6-2
2R d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska 6-2, 6-4
SF lost to Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 5-7, retired (knee injury)

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Judy Tegart Dalton / Francoise Durr 7-6, 4-6, 7-5

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Feb 5th, 2012, 05:17 AM
Listed below are 24 singles tournaments (11 of which she won), with a win-loss record of 88-13 (15-3 indoor, 20-4 hard, 31-5 clay, 22-1 grass). She also won 8 women's doubles titles, including the French Open and Wimbledon. On 25 December 1972, the American magazine Sports Illustrated named her Sportswoman of the Year.

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King won the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open singles titles. She elected not to play the Australian Open at the start of the year, despite being in New Zealand at the end of 1971. King said, "I was twenty-eight years old, and I was at the height of my powers. I'm quite sure I could have won the Grand Slam ... 1972, but the Australian was such a minor-league tournament at that time.... More important, I did not want to miss any Virginia Slims winter tournaments. I was playing enough as it was."

Week of January 10
British Motors Pro Tennis Championships (Virginia Slims), Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Cecilia Martinez 6-1, 6-3
2R/QF d. Nancy Richey [8] 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
SF d. Virginia Wade [4] 6-4, 6-3
F d. Kerry Melville Reid [6] 7-6(5-0), 7-6(5-2)

Women's doubles:
No results found.

King was down 5-6 (0-40) in the first set of the final. She then won 24 of the next 27 points.

Week of January 17
Independent Press-Telegram's Women's Tennis Championships (Virginia Slims), Billie Jean King Center and Long Beach City College Gymnasium, Long Beach, California & Cerritos College Men's Gym, Norwalk, California
Hard (outdoor) at the Billie Jean King Center and indoor elsewhere

1R d. Pam Teeguarden 6-1, 6-2 (indoor)
2R/QF d. Helen Gourlay Cawley [8] 7-6(5-1), 7-5 (indoor)
SF lost to Francoise Durr [3] 6-3, 6-0 (pulled a leg muscle during the match)
Third place match: Kerry Melville Reid won by walkover (leg injury)

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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.

Week of January 31
Virginia Slims International, The Tennis Club, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Kathy Kuykendall 6-1, 6-1
2R d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Nancy Richey [7] 6-0, 7-6(5-0)

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SF d. Wendy Overton 6-2, 6-1
F lost to Chris Evert [3] 6-1, 6-0

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Women's doubles:
No results found.

Notice in the above picture that King is wearing the same dress as when she defeated Chris Evert in the semifinals of the 1971 US Open.

A capacity crowd of 3,300 watched the final. King was broken all 6 times she served. Evert won the first 5 games of the match before her only double fault of the match allowed King to win the sixth game. King said, "No one ever had beaten me that badly since I started playing big time tennis. I wasn't really ready. I haven't had three days of good practice since last October [1971]. It was my own fault. But I am determined that it won't be that way again." [I]Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas, March 10, 1972, page A10. King also said, "My game stunk from the start. She could tell it. Chris kept knocking the ball back, waiting for me to make mistakes. And baby, I made 'em. A lot of women who played against her in this tournament pressured themselves right out of the match thinking about having to play Chris in her own town. No matter where we play, nobody's going to think about her as a teenager anymore. She plays like a pro, even if she doesn't take the money." Evert said, "Concentration - I think that's where Billie Jean failed today. Let's face it. Billie Jean was never in it." The tour professionals left no doubt whose side they were on, louding cheering for King. Evert said, "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 their chant during play.


Week of February 14
Virginia Slims Invitational (level C event), Frederickson Field House, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Lesley Hunt 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
2R/QF lost to Betty Stove 6-3, 7-6(5-4)

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
F d. Francoise Durr / Judy Tegart Dalton [2] 6-7(4-5), 7-6(5-2), 6-2

In the quarterfinals, qualifier Betty Stove broke serve once to win the first set and saved 4 set points in the second set tiebreak.

Week of February 21
Virginia Slims Invitational (level C event), Linden Hill Bath and Tennis Club, Bethesda, Maryland
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R lost to Julie Heldman 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Tournament organizers gave King an extra day's rest because she was suffering from a bad knee and an infected toe. But she lost anyway. Afterwards, King said she was "physically and mentally exhausted, and I can't play my best." Julie Heldman said, "[O]n a silver platter, she gave me the third [set]." King then defaulted her doubles match, refusing to risk further injury to her toe.

Week of March 6
Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Championships (level B event), T-Bar-M Racquet Club, Dallas, Texas
Indoor
King was seeded [4]

1R d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska 6-2, 6-1
2R d. Karen Krantzcke 6-3, 6-4
QF d. Chris Evert [5] 6-7(4-5), 6-3, 7-5

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SF d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley [1] 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
F lost to Nancy Richey 7-6(5-2), 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Concerning her spotty play during early 1972, King said during this tournament, "Fans are very fickle. I hear whispers, 'Well it looks like Billie Jean is over the hill' and I want to turn to them and tell them what I think. I'm far from being over the hill. I'm 28. Women play their best tennis in their 30s. I have been very busy and under great pressure trying to get this Virginia Slims circuit on the road. I've given as many as 20 interviews a day and I've gone into matches so tired that I didn't feel I could lift a racquet. I haven't trained properly. I think it's great that we have these new personalities like Evonne [Goolagong Cawley] and Chris [Evert], but no athlete likes to lose. I have set a new standard in my head. I know if I meet that standard, I can win. If I don't, I lose. Now I intend to get back on that standard. ... I spent 15 years building a reputation and I don't mean to have it destroyed in three weeks." Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas, March 10, 1972, page A10.

King was down a set and 3-1 to Chris Evert in the quarterfinals before taking 5 consecutive games to win the second set. While leading, Evert confessed to thinking about how she would defeat Evonne Goolagong Cawley in the next round. King won the match on her third match point.

After a tame first set in the semifinals against Goolagong Cawley, where she was just a shadow of her normal self, King stormed the net. In one glorious stretch, she lost only 1 point through 4 service games. It was Goolagong Cawley who crumbled down the stretch.

After losing the 65 minute final, King said, "I just ran out of gas. My legs were hurting me and Nancy [Richey] knew it and kept hitting the ball at my feet. I was low on adrenalin. Those earlier matches took it all out of me." Richey had lost her previous 6 matches to King.

Week of March 20
Virginia Slims Invitational (level C event), Westwood Racquet Club, Richmond, Virginia
Clay (indoor)
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Barbara Downs 6-2, 6-3
2R d. Nell Truman 6-2, 7-5
QF d. Janet Newberry 6-1, 6-0
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid [2] 6-3, 6-0
F d. Nancy Richey [4] 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
SF d. Kerry Harris / Kerry Melville Reid 7-5, 6-3
F d. Karen Krantzcke / Judy Tegart Dalton [2] 7-5, 7-6

King broke Nancy Richey's 13-match winning streak in the final. With Richey leading 3-2 in the first set, King won 11 consecutive points and broke serve to win the set. A similar scenario happened in the second set, with King winning 9 consecutive points after trailing 2-3.

Week of March 27
Caribe Hilton Invitational (level D event), San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Janet Newberry 6-2, 6-3
2R/QF d. Nell Truman 6-2, 6-1
SF lost to Nancy Richey [3] 7-6(5-3), 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Karen Krantzcke / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-2, 6-3

In a contentious semifinal, Nancy Richey refused to continue play at the start of the tiebreak unless a line judge was removed. After winning the tiebreak, Richey rolled over King in only 25 minutes. The line calling was horrid from the start. First, King got upset when a linesman kept waving to his friends in the gallery. Then came Richey's protest, after a linesman called a King shot good that Richey insisted was out. Right after that, there was another controversial call, with King suggesting that yet another linesman be removed. By now, the whole crowd was yelling out. Most of the close calls appeared to go against King. A demoralized King also had to contend with a strong sun causing a glare on her eyeglasses.

Week of April 3
Virginia Slims (level D event), Deerwood Country Club, Jacksonville, Florida
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Pam Austin 6-0, 6-0
2R d. Pam Teeguarden 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Karen Krantzcke 6-1, 6-1
SF d. Lita Liem Sugiarto 6-2, 6-2
F lost to Marie Neumannova Pinterova 6-4, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Vicki Berner):
F lost to Karen Krantzcke / Judy Tegart Dalton 7-5, 6-1

King defeated Pam Teeguarden in the second round with a racquet borrowed from Pam O'Shaughnessy after King's racquets were stolen from a car. After the final, King said, "It was a great day for tennis but a lousy one for Billie Jean King. It was extremely windy, but I usually play well in the wind. She [Marie Neumannova Pinterova] just played far superior and deserved to win."

Week of April 10
Virginia Slims Masters (level C event), Bartlett Park Tennis Center, Saint Petersburg, Florida
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Wendy Gilchrist Paish 6-3, 6-3
2R d. Jill Cooper 7-5, 6-1
QF d. Francoise Durr [5] 7-5, 6-2
SF lost to Chris Evert [4] 6-2, 6-3
Third place match: King won by walkover versus Judy Tegart Dalton [7]

Women's doubles:
No results found.

On the way to the final, Chris Evert routined King yet again on clay. King's only consolation was she won 5 games - 4 more than she did at Fort Lauderdale. King tried numerous drop shots to draw Evert to the net. But more often than not, Evert reached the teasers and put them away for winners.

Week of April 17
Virginia Slims Conquistadores (level C event), Tucson Racquet Club, Tucson, Arizona
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Pam Richmond 6-0, 6-2
2R d. Pam Austin 6-1, 6-0
QF d. Kerry Harris 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
SF d. Judy Tegart Dalton [4] 6-2, 6-2
F d. Francoise Durr [3] 6-0, 6-3

Women's doubles:
No results found.

King said that she finds the circuit draining, complaining about how she is hounded by the media and autograph seekers. She beat an off-form Francoise Durr in the final. Durr said, "I was not very good, but Billie Jean did not make 3 mistakes during the match." The key game was at 4-3 in the second set, with King winning it after 6 deuces.

King was somewhat lucky to reach the final. She survived 3 match points after trailing 2-5 in the third set of her quarterfinal versus Kerry Harris.

Week of May 1
Virginia Slims Indoor (level C event), Indianapolis Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Laurie Tenney 6-4, 6-1
QF d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 7-6(5-4), 3-6, 6-3
SF d. Wendy Overton [5] 6-3, 6-2
F d. Nancy Richey [2] 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles:
No results found.

In the quarterfinals, King survived 7 set points with Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie serving at 6-5 in the first set. The game went to 14 deuces and had 34 points played before King prevailed. King survived another set point at 4-4 in the first set tiebreak.

Week of May 22
French Open, Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
King was seeded [3]

1R bye
2R bye
3R d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-3, 6-0
4R d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3, 6-1
QF d. Virginia Wade [6] 6-1, 6-3
SF d. Helga Niessen Masthoff [7] 6-4, 6-4
F d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley [1] 6-3, 6-3
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QF d. Kerry Harris / Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 6-3
SF d. Francoise Durr / Judy Tegart Dalton [1] 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
F d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Nell Truman 6-1, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Clark Graebner) (seeded [4]):
1R d. ________ Perry / Laura Rossouw 6-3, 6-2
2R d. Tomas Lejus / Betty Stove 6-4, 9-7
QF lost to Robert Hewitt / Virginia Wade 8-6, 6-3

King brandished a new weapon during this tournament, a feared drop shot. Throughout her quarterfinal with Virginia Wade, she drop shotted the Englishwoman, following any returned gets with passing shots. King also used it to good effect versus clay court expert Helga Niessen Masthoff in the semifinals. The West German said about King's drop shot: "It's 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 said, "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 employed fewer drop shots in the semifinals than she did against Wade. King won the match the hard way, outsteadying Niessen Masthoff.

King completed her career Grand Slam in singles, winning the title before 12,000 fans on her second match point. She played a devastating net game in the final to overthrow Evonne Goolagong Cawley, who was the defending champion and played mainly from the baseline. King won the first set by breaking serve in the first and last game. The Australian lost the first 5 points of the match, 4 of them on errors. She lost the first 3 points of the last game of the first set before King won it. Goolagong Cawley then broke serve in the first game of the second set, but King broke back immediately. Goolagong Cawley had 3 chances to break serve in the third game but did not convert. She did break serve in the fifth game to take a 3-2 lead. But King won the last 4 games of the match.

Ironically, King had almost skipped the French Open. 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. She won the event on her seventh attempt.

Week of June 5
John Player Round Robin, The Park Courts, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Grass

1RR d. Virginia Wade 6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-4
2RR d. Rosemary Casals 6-7(4-7), 6-4, 7-5
3RR versus Evonne Goolagong Cawley canceled because of rain.

King was awarded first place "based on percentages."

Week of June 12
W.D. & H.O. Wills Open (West of England Championships), Redlands Club, Bristol, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Pam Teeguarden 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
QF d. Laura Rossouw 6-0, 6-3
SF d. Rosemary Casals [3] 6-3, 6-2
F d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F lost to Karen Krantzcke / Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-4, 6-2

In the first round, King trailed Pam Teeguarden by a set and a break at 1-0 before rallying to win the match. In the final, King swept Kerry Melville Reid off the court in a quick 40 minutes with a stream of winning volleys.

Week of June 19
Rothman's Grass Court Championships, Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
F d. Brenda Kirk / Patricia Walkden Pretorius 5-7, 6-0, 6-2

Week of June 26
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [2]

1R bye
2R d. Sharon Walsh Pete 6-2, 6-0
3R d. Cecilia Martinez 6-1, 6-3
4R d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-4, 6-2
QF d. Virginia Wade [7] 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
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F d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley [1] 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Betty Stove) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Lany Kaligis / Lita Liem Sugiarto 6-3, 6-1
3R d. Denise Carter Triolo / Kristy Pigeon Crawford 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Wendy Gilchrist Paish / Laura Rossouw 6-2, 6-1
SF d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Joyce Williams 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
F d. Francoise Durr / Judy Tegart Dalton [3] 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Mixed doubles (with Clark Graebner) (seeded [3]):
1R bye
2R advanced by walkover versus ________ Case / ________ Morgan
3R d. Eugene Scott / Marjorie Gengler 6-1, 6-2
4R d. Ivan Molina / Fiorella Bonicelli 9-7, 6-1
QF advanced by walkover versus ________ Conejo / Isabel Fernandez
SF lost to Ilie Nastase / Rosemary Casals [2] 9-8, 7-5

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The King versus Virginia Wade encounter was the best played match of the quarterfinals. King won the first 5 games of the match, losing only 8 points. King gave Wade a long stare when Wade went on a tear in the second set with the crowd roaring. Wade continued her fine play in the third set, but King raised her play to an even higher plane. In the fourth game, Wade failed to get a first serve in and King took advantage to break serve. The match ended on a delicate stab volley that clipped the line. The second set of this match was the only set King lost all year in the 3 Grand Slam tournaments she contested.

King needed only 50 minutes to rout Evonne Goolagong Cawley in the final to become the first woman since Louise Brough Clapp in 1955 to win the Wimbledon singles title four times. The match "lacked atmosphere and excitement and offered little high class tennis." The Australian's first serve was frequently off target and she lost many points off her soft and vulnerable second serve. She said, "Playing the semifinal against Chris [Evert] had taken so much off my shoulders. I relaxed and did not get in the right frame of mind." Many spectators had paid $100 to scalpers for $9 tickets. Because of windy conditions, King said their play was "spotty" and, "It's difficult playing a Wimbledon final. You don't have to play great tennis. You just have to be better than your opponent. Both of us were really nervous because it was so windy. You never knew where the ball was going." Still, she said that "from an artistic point of view, this is the happiest I have ever been with my game." King said, "My determination to win the 1972 title really started with the handshakes after that semifinal last year" when she lost to Goolagong Cawley. "I had a wonderful year in 1971. I won 19 tournaments, and I thought I was the best player. It really worried me, losing that semifinal to Evonne, and I've worried about it ever since. That is why today's match meant so much to me."

Week of July 31
Virginia Slims (level C event), Columbus Country Club, Columbus, Georgia
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Jade Schiffman 6-4, 6-0
2R d. Wendy Gilchrist Paish 6-3, 6-4
QF d. Helen Gourlay Cawley [8] 0-6, 6-3, 6-2
SF lost to Francoise Durr [5] 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Francoise Durr ended King's 29-match winning streak. Durr said, "I never know when I'm going to beat her but I always know that I can beat her. After I lost the first set, I just concentrated on keeping the ball in the court and letting her make the errors."

Week of August 14
Virginia Slims (level B event), South Denver High School Tennis Stadium, Denver, Colorado
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Raquel Giscafre 6-1, 6-3
2R d. Karen Krantzcke 6-4, 6-3
QF d. Julie Heldman 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
SF d. Lesley Hunt 6-2, 6-4
F lost to Nancy Richey [3] 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

King lost the first game of the final with Nancy Richey before winning the next 7 games to lead 6-1, 1-0. King had a game point to lead 5-4 but got broken. Richey served out the next game at love to tie the set 4-4. Upset with some line calls in the second set, King demanded that a linesman be replaced. The chair umpire refused. King lost her serve after 3 deuces in the opening game of the third set. Noticing the offending linesman was still around, she complained throughout the third set. Richey got broken when leading 3-1, but managed 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."

Week of August 21
Virginia Slims Grass Court Championships (level C event), Newport Casino, Newport, Rhode Island
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Esme Emmanuel 6-0, 6-2
2R d. Betty Stove 6-2, 6-0
QF d. Pam Teeguarden 7-5, 6-0
SF d. Julie Heldman 6-0, 6-3
F lost to Margaret Smith Court [6] 6-4, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
?R: d. Kristy Pigeon Crawford / Julie Heldman 6-1, 6-2
SF d. Wendy Overton / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-4, 6-2
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Hunt [3] 6-2, 6-2

King said after the final, "I was terrible. I couldn't get psyched." Margaret Smith Court had only 1 double fault during the match, compared to King's 5. Smith Court declared, "I'm serving better than I have in my career, and, after losing some weight, seem to be moving better, too."

Week of August 28
US Open, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-3, 6-2

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QF d. Virginia Wade [8] 6-2, 7-5
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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Marcie (?) Louie / Laura Rossouw 6-1, 6-0
2R d. Fiorella Bonicelli / Isabel Fernandez 7-6, 6-4
QF d. Patti Hogan Fordyce / Olga Morozova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
SF lost to Francoise Durr / Betty Stove [4] 7-6, 3-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles with Owen Davidson (seeded [3]):
1R d. Ernie Ewert / Kerry Harris 7-6, 6-0
2R d. Colin Dibley / Karen Krantzcke 6-0, 7-6
3R d. Ian (?) Fletcher / Mona Schallau Guerrant 6-3, 6-1
QF d. Robert Maud / Betty Stove [5] 6-3, 6-4
SF lost to Ilie Nastase / Rosemary Casals [1] 4-6, 6-4, 7-6

Virginia Wade "fought like a tigress" before losing to King in the quarterfinals. The semifinal with Margaret Smith Court was "full of robust, forceful, all-court attack." King was more consistent in her attack, with Court making too many forehand errors to keep up.The final was closer than any of King's other matches, but her serve was too much for Kerry Melville Reid. The latter almost capitalized on the strong wind that sprang up in the second set. Melville Reid had leads of 4-3 and 5-4 but could not break King's service.

Week of September 11
Four Roses Premium Tennis Classic (Virginia Slims) (level A event), Olde Providence Racquet and Swim Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Patricia Ann Reese 6-1, 6-1
2R d. Betty Stove 6-0, 6-4
QF d. Mona Schallau Guerrant 6-2, 6-7(2-5), 6-1
SF d. Rosemary Casals [4] 6-2, 6-3
F d. Margaret Smith Court [3] 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [2]):
2R defeated or advanced by walkover versus Wendy Overton / Laura Rossouw
SF lost or defaulted to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Hunt [3] (score unknown)

King said that the final with Margaret Smith Court was the best match she played all tournament. She said that she tried to keep the ball away from Smith Court. "You can't let her swing out at the ball. It's like jamming a power hitter in baseball." Smith Court led 2-1 in the first set before King won the last 5 games of the set.

Week of September 18
Golden Gate Pacific Coast Tennis Classic (level C event), Oakland, California
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Jill Cooper 6-0, 6-2
2R d. Betty Stove 6-3, 6-3
QF d. Julie Heldman [8] 6-1, 6-1
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid [4] 6-0, 6-2
F lost to Margaret Smith Court [2] 6-4, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Ann Haydon Jones):
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Hunt 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(5-4)

After the final, "Spectators said Mrs. King did not have her usual enthusiasm for the game, and [she] afterwords told the crowd she was tired." King got jeered by the crowd for appearing to give up towards the end of the match. King said later that "I had one of those insignificant days ... a walkabout as Evonne Goolagong [Cawley] would call it." Margaret Smith Court took a different view, accusing King of tanking: "You just don't throw it away like that."

Week of September 25
Virginia Slims Phoenix Thunderbird (level C event), Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Bonnie Logan 6-2, 6-2
2R d. Mona Schallau Guerrant 6-1, 6-4
QF d. Veronica Burton 6-2, 6-4
SF d. Rosemary Casals [4] 6-3, 7-6(5-0)
F d. Margaret Smith Court [3] 7-6(5-1), 6-3

Women's doubles (with Ann Haydon Jones) (seeded [4]):
SF lost to Rosemary Casals / Wendy Overton 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(5-3)

In a 112 degree temperature before 4,100 spectators, Margaret Smith Court led 5-3 in the first set and 3-2 in the second set, but could not hold the lead in either set. Smith Court double faulted twice in the first set tiebreak. Later, King said, "It's really important versus 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." King's tournament earnings for the year were boosted over $100,000 for the second consecutive year.

Week of October 9
Virginia Slims Championships, Boca Raton Hotel and Club, Boca Raton, Florida
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Lesley Hunt 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Wendy Overton [8] 7-6, 6-2
SF lost to Chris Evert [4] 6-4, 6-2
Third place match: Francoise Durr [7] won by walkover (illness)

Women's doubles:
Not held.

King was reportedly very ill during her semifinal with Chris Evert. Larry King, her husband, said, "She really was very ill, but she was determined to finish that match and not have to walk off the court. At one point, the umpire gave Billie Jean his hat so she could be sick in it, but she went out there and finished in that 90 degree heat."

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:18 AM
Listed below are 21 singles tournaments (8 of which she won), with a win-loss record of 60-11 (7-3 clay, 20-4 indoor, 11-2 hard, 12-1 grass, 10-1 unknown). This record does not include the match with Bobby Riggs or any third place matches. She also won 10 women's doubles titles, including Wimbledon. King was the overwhelming winner of The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, gaining 486 votes to second place Olga Korbut's 146. King said, "Thanks but Margaret Court had a better year than me. I should have won it in 1971 [instead of Evonne Goolagong Cawley]. I'm afraid it is too much of a popularity vote."

Week of January 15
British Motor Cars Invitational (Virginia Slims), Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R Marcie Louie advanced over King by walkover (wrist injury)

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Barbara Downs / Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska 6-3, 7-6
2R failed to advanced by walkover versus Wendy Overton / Valerie Ziegenfuss

Week of February 5
Barnett Bank Classic (Virginia Slims), Miami, Florida
Clay
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout 6-4, 7-6
2R lost to Karen Krantzcke 6-7(2-5), 6-3, 7-5

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F lost to Francoise Durr / Betty Stove 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

King had 4 match points against Karen Krantzcke in the third set of their second round match.

Week of February 19
Virginia Slims, Indiana Convention-Exposition Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
Indoor carpet
King was seeded [4]

1R d. Marcie Louie 6-2, 7-5
2R/QF d. Corinne Molesworth 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
SF d. Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-7(?-5), 7-6(5-?), 6-3
F d. Rosemary Casals [3] 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Hunt 7-6, 6-4

In the semifinals, King saved 3 match points to snap Margaret Smith Court's 59-match and 12-tournament winning streaks. King broke Smith Court's serve three times in the final set.

Week of February 26
Virginia Slims, Detroit, Michigan
Indoor
King was seeded [4]

1R d. Pam Teeguarden 6-2, 6-3
2R/QF d. Laura DuPont 6-1, 7-6
SF lost to Kerry Melville Reid [2] 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Third place match: d. Rosemary Casals 8-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Karen Krantzcke / Betty Stove 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Week of March 5
Virginia Slims, Lakeshort Racquet Club, Chicago, Illinois
Indoor carpet
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Karen Krantzcke 6-2, 6-1
2R/QF d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska 6-2, 6-2
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-2
F lost to Margaret Smith Court [2] 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Karen Krantzcke / Betty Stove 6-4, 6-2

After the final, King said, "My serve was bad. And my bread-and-butter shot, my cross court backhand, failed me. Margaret's service was the strongest I've seen in some time and she covered the court so easily."

Week of April 9
Virginia Slims of Massachusetts, Boston Harbor Marina, Quincy, Massachusetts
Indoor
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Farel Footman 6-3, 6-1
2R d. Marcie Louie 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-2, 6-3
SF d. Julie Heldman 6-0, 6-0
F lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Betty Stove 6-4, 6-2

Margaret Smith Court said after winning the final in 59 minutes, "It might have looked easy but it wasn't. I've been serving much better the last two or three weeks, and a good serve can give you that extra point or two." King said, "I'm just not match tough yet." King had missed the previous 4 weeks of the tour because of torn abdominal muscles.

Week of April 16
Virginia Slims, Jacksonville, Florida
Outdoors (surface unknown)
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Cecilia Martinez 6-2, 6-7, 6-4
2R d. Joy Schwikert 6-1, 6-2
QF lost to Wendy Overton 1-6, 7-6(5-3), 7-6(5-4)

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Betty Stove 7-6, 5-7, 6-3

Week of April 30
NBC Family Circle Cup (Virginia Slims), Hilton Head, South Carolina
Clay
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Marcie Louie 6-1, 6-4
2R/QF d. Wendy Overton 6-4, 6-1
SF lost to Rosemary Casals [4] 7-5, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F lost to Francoise Durr / Betty Stove 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Week of May 7
Toray Sillok, Tokyo
Indoor

1R d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska 6-2, 6-1
2R/QF d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-2, 6-3
SF d. Rosemary Casals 6-3, 7-6
F d. Nancy Richey 7-6, 5-7, 6-3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRgnIebnH5o

Women's doubles:
Did not play.

Week of June 4
Gulf Coast Professional Women's Tennis Tournament, Mobile, Alabama
Surface unknown
King was seeded [2]

1R/QF d. Kathy Kuykendall 6-3, 6-3
SF d. Valerie Ziegenfuss [3] 7-5, 6-4
F d. Francoise Durr 6-3, 7-5

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Week of June 11
John Player Tournament, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Grass

1R bye
2R d. Lesley Hunt 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Lany Kaligis 6-1, 6-2
SF d. Rosemary Casals 6-4, 6-3
F d. Virginia Wade 8-6, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
SF d. Tory Fretz / Mona Schallau Guerrant 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
F d. Chris Evert / Betty Stove 6-2, 9-7

Week of June 18
Rothman's London Grass Court Championships, Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Betty Stove 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Week of June 25
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [2]

1R bye
2R d. Lucia Bassi 6-0, 6-2
3R d. Kerry Harris 6-2, 6-3
4R d. Lesley Hunt 6-4, 5-7, 6-0
QF d. Kerry Melville Reid [7] 9-8(5), 8-6
SF d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley [3] 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

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QF d. Julie Anthony / Mona Schallau Guerrant 6-4, 6-3
SF d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Janet Young 7-5, 7-5
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Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Stephen Warboys / Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 9-8, 6-2
3R d. Jun Kamiwazumi / Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-4, 6-1
4R d. John Paish / Wendy Gilchrist Paish 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Jan Kodes / Martina Navratilova 6-3, 6-0
SF d. Alex Metreveli / Olga Morozova [3] 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
F d. Raul Ramirez / Janet Newberry 6-3, 6-2

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King needed 8 match points to defeat Evonne Goolagong Cawley in the semifinals. She had 2 match points at 5-4 in the second set before Goolagong Cawley won the last 3 games of the set. King needed 6 more match points in the last game of the match before finally winning it. Chris Evert won only 9 points in the first set of the final against King but led 5-4 in the second set before King won the last 3 games of the match. King said at the time that the first set was the best tennis she had ever played.

The following picture was taken sometime during Wimbledon:

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Week of July 30
Virginia Slims, South High School, Denver, Colorado
Outdoor (surface unknown)
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Pam O'Shaughnessy 6-1, 6-1
2R d. Francoise Durr 6-2, 6-2
QF d. Karen Krantzcke 6-2, 7-6
SF d. Julie Heldman [5] 7-5, 6-3
F d. Betty Stove [7] 6-4, 6-2

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
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Week of August 6
Commerce Union Bank Classic (Virginia Slims), Centennial Park Tennis Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Clay
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Mary Christenson 6-3, 6-0
2R d. Kerry Harris 6-4, 6-1
QF d. Betty Stove [8] 7-6(5-1), 6-3
SF d. Francoise Durr 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
SF failed to advance by walkover versus either Francoise Durr / Betty Stove or Janet Newberry / Karen Krantzcke

Margaret Smith Court ended King's 26-match winning streak in the final. Smith Court broke King early in the first set to take a 3-1 lead and broke again at 5-3 to win the set. There were 7 service breaks in the 10 games of the second set. King broke Smith Court's service in the ninth game and then held serve to win the set. King held serve only once in four attempts in the final set. Smith Court broke King to take a 4-2 lead and broke King again to win the match. There were 13 service breaks in the 27-game match. King held serve only 6 times in 14 attempts compared to Smith Court's success ratio of 8 times in 13 attempts.

Week of August 13
Jersey Shore Tennis Classic (Virginia Slims), Allaire Racquet Club, Wall, New Jersey
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Francoise Durr 6-3, 6-2
2R Joy Schwikert advanced by walkover (strained right knee)

Week of August 27
US Open, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was seeded [1]

Preliminary round: bye
1R d. Peggy Michel 6-2, 6-3
2R d. Karen Krantzcke 6-3, 6-1

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3R lost to Julie Heldman 3-6, 6-4, 4-1 retired (influenza)

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1R d. Martina Navratilova / Lesley Hunt 7-5, 6-0
2R d. Ilana Kloss / Patricia Walkden Pretorius 6-1, 2-6, 6-0
QF d. Julie Anthony / Mona Schallau Guerrant 6-7, 7-6, 6-1
SF d. Chris Evert / Olga Morozova 6-2, 6-1
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Virginia Wade [2] 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

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Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Saeed (?) Meer / Marilyn Tesch 6-3, 7-5
2R d. Grover Raz Reid / Laurie Fleming 6-1, 6-3
QF d. Jasjit Singh / Ilana Kloss 6-4, 6-4
SF d. Frew McMillan / Rosemary Casals [3] 7-5, 6-3
F d. Marty Riessen / Margaret Smith Court [2] 6-3, 3-6, 7-6

King retired from her fourth round match with Julie Heldman while ill and suffering from the oppressive heat and humidity. When Heldman complained to the match umpire that King was taking too long between games, King reportedly said to Heldman, "If you want the match that badly, you can have it!"

Week of September 10
World Invitational, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Hard

1R/SF lost to Chris Evert 4-6, 7-6, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Chris Evert):
1R/F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Arthur Ashe):
?R lost to John Newcombe / Margaret Smith Court 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Week of September 17
Virginia Slims, Net Set Racquet Club, Houston, Texas
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R (Monday) d. Cynthia Doerner 6-0, 6-4
2R (Monday) d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska 6-2, 6-1
(Thursday: won the match against Bobby Riggs)

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QF (Friday) d. Robin Tenney 6-1, 6-1

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SF (Saturday) lost to Rosemary Casals [3] 7-6(5-2), 6-1
Third place match: versus Nancy Richey, canceled due to rain with Richey leading 5-3 in a scheduled 8-game pro set.

After losing the semifinal to Rosemary Casals, King said, "I had nothing left to give."

Week of October 1
Faberge International of Phoenix Tennis Tournament (Virginia Slims), Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Peggy Michel 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
2R d. Laura Rossouw 6-2, 6-1
QF d. Betty Stove [8] 6-3, 6-4
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid [3] 7-6(5-0), 6-3
F d. Nancy Richey 6-1, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F lost to Kerry Melville Reid / Kerry Harris 6-4, 6-4

Week of October 22
Hawaii Virginia Slims, Honolulu, Hawaii
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R/QF d. Pat Bostrom 7-5, 6-0
SF d. Marcie Louie 6-0, 6-2
F d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-1, 6-1

Week of November 19
Lady Baltimore, Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Tory Fretz 7-5, 6-0
SF d. Betty Stove 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
F lost to Rosemary Casals [2] 3-6, 7-6(5-3), 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Francoise Durr / Betty Stove 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Week of December 17
Bonne Belle Cup, Sydney , Australia
Grass
Australia d. United States 6-3

Shortly before this event began, Margaret Smith Court publicly accused King of dodging her ever since the King-Riggs match. According to Smith Court, King demanded $30,000 to appear at this event. When the organizers agreed to the demand, the Australian said that King then insisted on a percentage of the gate. They did not agree to that.

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Feb 5th, 2012, 05:19 AM
Listed below are 14 singles tournaments (6 of which she won), with a win-loss record of 53-8 (34-3 indoor, 7-2 hard, 3-2 clay, 9-1 grass). (Her win-loss record does not include any third place matches.) She was 37-4 in women's doubles, winning 8 of the 12 tournaments she played, including the US Open and the Virginia Slims Championships.

Week of December 31 (1973)
Spalding International Mixed Doubles Championship, Moody Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Played with Owen Davidson (seeded [1])

1R/QF d. Cliff Drysdale / Francoise Durr 6-2, 3-6, 7-6
SF d. Roy Emerson / Wendy Overton 6-3, 6-2
F d. Marty Riessen / Rosemary Casals [2] 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

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The other teams were Rod Laver & Lesley Hunt, Cliff Richey & Nancy Richey, Roger Taylor & Valerie Ziegenfuss, and Frank Froehling & Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska.

Week of January 14
Virginia Slims, Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Mima Jausovec 7-6, 6-3
2R d. Betty Stove 6-1, 6-0
QF d. Wendy Overton 6-4, 6-1
SF d. Nancy Richey [4] 6-1, 6-3
F d. Chris Evert [1] 7-6(5-2), 6-2

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Women's doubles (with Chris Evert) (seeded [1]):
1R/QF d. Karen Krantzcke / Wendy Overton 6-3, 6-0

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SF d. Rosemary Casals / Nancy Richey 6-4, 6-2
F d. Francoise Durr / Betty Stove [2] 6-4, 6-2

Chris Evert won the first 2 points of the first set tiebreaker in the final before losing the last 5 points of the set. A capacity crowd of 6,500 watched the final, with 2,000 fans being turned away.

Week of January 21
Virginia Slims, Marguerite Recreation Center, Mission Viejo, California
Hard
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Robin Tenney 6-3, 7-5
2R d. Glynis Coles 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska [7] 6-4, 7-5
SF d. Nancy Richey [4] 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
F lost to Chris Evert [1] 6-3, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Chris Evert) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Marcie Louie / Marita Redondo 6-3, 6-1
QF d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout / Pam Teeguarden 6-3, 6-3
SF d. Valerie Ziegenfuss / Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
F lost to Kerry Harris / Lesley Hunt 7-5, 6-4

Nancy Richey played flawlessly to win the first 5 games of her semifinal with King. King won the next 3 games before losing the last game of the first set. The second set was tied 3-3 before King won the last 3 games of the set. Richey was heartbroken after the match and refused to attend the mandatory press conference. King said, "I really didn't deserve to win today because Nancy played better than I." Chris Evert said after the final, "I think it was more of what Billie Jean did than what I did that made the difference. She made several mistakes this time that she didn't up north [in San Francisco]." Evert and King held their serves until Evert broke to take a 4-2 lead in the first set. King broke to pull within 4-3 before Evert broke again and held serve to win the set. Evert broke King's serve 3 consecutive times in the second set to take an insurmoutable 4-1 lead.

Week of January 28
Virginia Slims of Washington, George Mason University Fieldhouse, Fairfax, Virginia
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Kerry Harris 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
2R d. Laurie Fleming 6-0, 7-5
QF d. Kathy Kuykendall 6-1, 6-0
SF d. Rosemary Casals [4] 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
F d. Kerry Melville Reid [2] 6-0, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Betty Stove) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Laurie Fleming / Kathy Kuykendall 6-3, 6-0
QF d. Martina Navratilova / Renata Tomanova 6-3, 6-4
SF d. Patti Hogan Fordyce / Sharon Walsh Pete 6-2, 7-5
F d. Francoise Durr / Kerry Harris [3] 6-1, 6-7, 6-4

King attacked in the final to devastating effect. "I played one of the best matches of my life," she said afterwards. King had one of the better weeks of her tennis life. All five matches she played included a 6-0 set.

Week of February 18
Virginia Slims, Detroit, Michigan
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Trish Faulkner 6-0, 6-2
2R d. Sharon Walsh Pete 6-3, 6-1
QF d. Lesley Hunt 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
SF d. Francoise Durr [4] 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
F d. Rosemary Casals [2] 6-1, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [2]):
1R d. Patty Shoolman / Sue Stap 6-1, 6-1
2R d. Laura DuPont / Terry Holladay 6-0, 6-4
SF d. Lesley Hunt / Janet Newberry [3] 6-3, 7-6
F d. Francoise Durr / Betty Stove [1] 2-6, 6-4, 7-5

9,123 spectators witnessed the final, a record for the Virginia Slims tour.

Week of February 25
Virginia Slims, Lakeshore Racquet Club, Chicago, Illinois
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz 7-5, 6-1
2R d. Sharon Walsh Pete 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Laura duPont [8] 6-3, 6-2
SF lost to Virginia Wade [4] 6-3, 7-6(5-2)

Women's doubles (with Chris Evert) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Pat Bostrom / Ann Kiyomura 7-5, 4-6, 7-6
QF d. Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz / Kristy Pigeon Crawford 6-3, 7-5
SF d. Martina Navratilova / Isabel Fernandez 7-6, 6-4
F d. Francoise Durr / Betty Stove [2] 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Week of March 18
Virginia Slims, University of Akron Memorial Hall, Akron, Ohio
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Cecilia Martinez 7-5, 6-2
2R d. Donna Ganz 6-4, 6-4
QF d. Julie Heldman [8] 6-3, 7-5
SF d. Olga Morozova 6-1, 6-3
F d. Nancy Richey [3] 6-3, 7-5

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Marcia Louie / Cecilia Martinez 6-2, 6-1
QF d. Elly Appel / Virginia Ruzici 6-1, 6-3
SF d. Janet Newberry / Sharon Walsh Pete [4] 7-6, 6-2
F d. Julie Heldman / Olga Morozova 6-2, 6-4

Week of March 25
S&H U.S. Indoor Championships, Felt Forum at the Madison Square Garden, New York City
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Renata Tomanova 6-1, 6-1
2R d. Pam Teeguarden 6-0, 6-2
QF d. Julie Heldman [8] 6-1, 6-4
SF d. Rosemary Casals [4] 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
F d. Chris Evert [2] 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

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King jumped to a 4-1 lead in the first set against Chris Evert. Evert did the same in the second set. King took the first 3 games of the final set before Evert drew to within 3-2. King then won the last 3 games of the match. A capacity crowd of 4,428 witnessed the final.

No doubles event was held because the low ceiling of the Felt Forum made lobbing difficult.

Week of April 22
Virginia Slims, The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 6-4, 6-3
2R d. Karen Krantzcke 6-2, 6-3
QF d. Janet Newberry 7-5, 6-0
SF d. Virginia Wade [5] 7-5, 6-4
F lost to Olga Morozova [7] 7-6(5-2), 6-1

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Tory Fretz / Sally Greer 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
QF d. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat / Janet Newberry 6-0, 6-2
SF d. Virginia Wade / Karen Krantzcke [4] 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
F d. Kerry Harris / Lesley Hunt 6-3, 7-6

King said after losing the singles final, "I better get my act together. I never ran for one ball. I was totally out of shape after 3 weeks off."

Week of June 24
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Kathy May Teacher 6-1, 6-1
3R d. Francoise Durr 6-1, 7-5

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4R d. Lesley Charles 6-3, 6-0
QF lost to Olga Morozova [8] 7-5, 6-2

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
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3R d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera / Maria-Teresa Nasuelli 6-2, 6-3
QF lost to Helen Gourlay Cawley / Karen Krantzcke 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Ion Tiriac / Pat Bostrom 6-3, 9-7
3R d. Rolf Thung / Tine Zwaan 6-0, 6-2
4R d. Steve Tidball / ________ Christenson 6-2, 6-2
QF d. ________ Ramirez / ________ Hagey 6-1, 6-4
SF d. Tony Roche / Francoise Durr 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
F d. Mark Farrell / Lesley Charles 6-3, 9-7

King's temper, serve, and volley failed her as she lost to Olga Morozova in the quarterfinals. King was flat. "I never felt like I was in the match. I never remember my first service being so bad." This was the first time since 1962 that King failed to reach the semifinals at this event.

The following picture was taken sometime during this tournament.

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Week of August 26
US Open, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Isabel Fernandez 6-2, 6-2
2R d. Sharon Walsh Pete 6-0, 6-1

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3R d. Betsy Nagelsen McCormack 6-4, 6-2
QF d. Rosemary Casals [6] 6-1, 7-6(5-2)
SF d. Julie Heldman 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
F d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley [5] 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Evonne Goolagong Cawley led 3-0 in the final set. King then tied the set at 3-3. At 4-4, King broke serve and then served for the match at 5-4. The Australian broke for 5-5 but then lost the last 2 games, hitting a forehand long on match point. Commenting on the stress of the match, King said, "I was afraid until the last point I might blow it. I was in a daze during the last set. I was really lucky."

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1R d. Lindsey Beaven / ________ Blachford 6-1, 6-1
2R d. Virginia Ruzici / Mariana Simionescu 6-1, 6-3
QF d. Pat Bostrom / Wendy Overton 6-4, 6-4

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SF d. Virginia Wade / Lesley Hunt 6-1, 5-7, 6-1
F d. Francoise Durr / Betty Stove [3] 7-6, 6-7, 6-4

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Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson) (seeded [1]):
1R d. H.______ Irvine / Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
2R d. Mike Estep / Martina Navratilova 6-3, 6-7, 6-4
QF d. Richard Stockton / Donna (?) Stockton 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
SF lost to Geoff Masters / Pam Teeguarden 7-6, 6-4

Week of September 16
Barnett Banks Classic (Virginia Slims), Orlando Racquet Club, Orlando, Florida
Clay
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Ann Kiyomura 6-2, 4-6, 6-0
2R d. Ingrid Bentzer 6-0, 6-0
QF d. Marcie Louie [8] 6-2, 6-2
SF lost to Julie Heldman [4] 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
Third place match: d. Francoise Durr 6-1 (pro set)

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
QF d. Mona Schallau Guerrant / Rayni Fox 6-2, 6-3
SF d. Laurie Tenney / Robin Tenney 6-3, 6-1
F lost to Francoise Durr / Betty Stove [2] 6-3, 6-7, 6-4

Week of October 7
Virginia Slims Phoenix Thunderbird, Phoenix Tennis Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Pat Bostrom 6-3, 6-2
2R d. Kristy Pigeon Crawford 6-0, 6-3
QF d. Tory Fretz 6-3, 6-2
SF lost to Virginia Wade [4] 7-5, 6-1
Third place match: lost to Betty Stove (pro set, exact score unknown)

Women's doubles (with Betsy Nagelsen) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R lost to Mona Schallau Guerrant / Pam Teeguarden 6-3, 6-3

Week of October 14
Virginia Slims Championships, Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Betty Stove 6-4, 6-2
QF d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-1, 6-2
SF lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley [3] 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R/SF d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-2, 6-4
F d. Francoise Durr / Betty Stove [2] 6-1, 6-7(2-5), 7-5

Week of October 28
World Invitational, Sea Pines Racquet Club, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Clay

1R/SF lost to Virginia Wade 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R/F lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Virginia Wade 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Mixed doubles (with Stan Smith):
SF d. Bjorn Borg / Virginia Wade 6-3, 6-3
F d. Rod Laver / Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

King was the overall winner with a 2-2 win-loss record, the same as Stan Smith, but she had a better set record.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:19 AM
Listed below are 6 singles tournaments (2 of which she won), with a win-loss record of 24-4 (12-2 indoor, 11-1 grass, 1-1 hard). She also won 4 women's doubles tournaments.

Week of January 6
Virginia Slims, Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout 6-3, 6-4

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2R d. Kathy Kuykendall 6-2, 7-6(5-3)
QF d. Francoise Durr 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
SF d. Virginia Wade [3] 7-6, 6-1

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F lost to Chris Evert [1] 6-1, 6-1

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Women's doubles (with Chris Evert):
F d. Rosemary Casals / Virginia Wade 6-2, 7-5

King said after the singles final, "Chris [Evert] beat my ears off."

Week of January 13
Virginia Slims, Robarts Sports Arena, Sarasota, Florida
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Janet Newberry 6-1, 6-2
2R d. Sue Stapp 6-2, 6-3
QF d. Wendy Overton 6-2, 6-1
SF d. Julie Heldman [6] 6-1, 6-2
F d. Chris Evert [1] 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Chris Evert):
SF d. Nancy Richey / Sue Stap 6-4, 6-4
F d. Virginia Wade / Betty Stove 6-4, 6-2

This tournament was supposed to have been King's final singles tournament before retirement. After defeating Chris Evert in the 65 minute final, King said, "I was nervous today and that was a good sign. ... I knew this was my last one and I really wanted to go out with a win. I got myself really psyched up and told myself to go for everything." King's strong overhead smashes dominated the match, and she outscored Evert at the net 17-1. "I was upset with the way I played last week," said King, "and I didn't want to play like a turkey today." Evert said, "She hit great shots and that was the best I've ever seen her play." Evert hit 23 unforced errors in 17 games. Commenting on that statistic, Evert said, "There was a good reason for that. Billie Jean didn't do one thing wrong. So if I had played my usual steady game, the score would have been 6-1, 6-1. I had to go for the big shots and as a result made more errors." Looking back at that match, King said, "I probably played so well because I had to, for the money. Out of frustration comes creativity. Right?" This was King's first tournament championship in Florida, and it was Evert's first professional loss in Florida since a loss to Nancy Richey in St. Petersburg in 1972.

Week of March 3
Virginia Slims of Boston, Case Gymnasium, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
SF d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Virginia Wade (3 sets, exact score unknown)
F d. Chris Evert / Martina Navratilova 6-3, 6-4

According to the Nashua Telegraph on March 8, 1975, this tournament was the U.S. Indoor Championships.

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Week of March 24
Virginia Slims, The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Pam Teeguarden 6-0, 6-3
2R d. Julie Anthony 6-3, 6-3
QF d. Wendy Overton 6-1, 6-0
SF lost to Virginia Wade [5] 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Betty Stove 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5-3)

King, who left the Philadelphia Freedoms for New York in World Team Tennis, feared she might get a cold reception. Instead, she was given a standing ovation before her opening match. After losing to Virginia Wade, King said, "Boy I played really stupid. I played like an angel, when I should have played like a butch." Wade double faulted to lose the opening set. She then took a 3-0 lead in the final set, allowing King only 4 points.

Week of April 7
Bridgestone World Doubles Championships, Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Indoor carpet
Played with Rosemary Casals
Seeded [1]

1R/QF d. Brigitte Cuypers / Helen Gourley Cawley 6-1, 6-1
SF d. Martina Navratilova / Lesley Hunt [3] 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Virginia Wade [4] 6-7(2-5), 7-6(5-2), 6-2

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Week of April 14
L'Eggs World Series of Tennis, Lakeway World of Tennis, Austin, Texas
Hard

SF d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-1, 6-3
F lost to Chris Evert 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5-2)

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As King was serving for the match at 6–5 in the third set, a disputed line call went in Chris Evert's favor. King stopped pursuing a shot from Evert when a linesperson began to extend his arm for an "out" call. At the last moment, he judged the ball to have landed on the line and changed his hand signal. King went ballistic, demanding a let that the umpire refused to grant. The tiebreak was anticlamactic, with King donating a double fault on the first point and hitting 2 balls into the net. King said after the match, "This is the angriest I've ever been in my life after a tennis match. As far as I'm concerned, I got screwed out of the match." Evert took home $50,000 for winning the event, with King getting $25,000. This was the largest amount King had ever won in a tournament to this point in her career.

Week of April 28
Mixed Doubles Classic, John Gardiner Tennis Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona
Played with Tony Trabert

1R d. Sven Davidson / Wendy Overton 6-4, 6-4
SF d. Pancho Gonzales / Rosemary Casals 6-7, 6-3, 6-2
F d. Frank Sedgman / Margaret Smith Court 6-4, 6-2

Week of June 16
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [2]

1R bye
2R d. Lesley Charles 6-0, 6-4
3R d. Natasha Chmyrova 6-2, 7-5
QF d. Linky Boshoff 6-3, 6-2
SF d. Olga Morozova 6-4, 6-1
F lost to Virginia Wade 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

King led Virginia Wade 5-2 and had a set point at 5-4 in the first set. Wade jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the second set before King won the last 4 games of that set.

Week of June 23
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Elizabeth Truter Vlotman 6-1, 6-4
2R d. Veronica Burton 6-1, 6-3
3R d. Julie Anthony 6-2, 6-3

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4R d. Michele Gurdal 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Olga Morozova [7] 6-3, 6-3

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SF d. Chris Evert [1] 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [2]):
1R d. Elly Appel / Tine Zwaan 6-2, 6-2
2R d. Annette Coe / Belinda (?) Thompson 6-0, 6-4
3R d. Joyce Hume / Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-2, 6-0
QF d. Julie Anthony / Olga Morozova 9-7, 9-8
SF lost to Francoise Durr / Betty Stove 2-6, 8-6, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Tony Roche) (seeded [2]):
1R d. Marcello Lara / Rosie Reyes Darmon 6-2, 6-1
2R d. ________ Tazuka / Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-3, 7-5
3R failed to advance by walkover versus Allan Stone / Betty Stove (Roche had a sore abdominal muscle)

In the semifinals, King initially tried to play Chris Evert from the baseline but abandoned that strategy after a long rally at 1-2 (15-30) in the first set. The strategy change did not help because when King tried to get to the net, she was getting lobbed. Evert missed only 2 first serves in that set and seemed invulnerable. But Evert needed three second serves in the first game of the second set and was broken. Evert broke back to tie the set at 2-2 before King won the last 4 games of the set. There were 3 long games at the start of the third set, with Evert winning all of them. "Mrs. King tried checking the pace, kept on attempting drop shots, and was passed frequently again. But Miss Evert was passive, always watching her and waiting for her to make a move." King saved 3 break points from 0-3 (15-40) and held serve. She then immediately broke Evert's serve "after two long rallies and a remarkable spring from the baseline to pick up a drop shot. That was the heart of the match. Thereafter Miss Evert was defending and Mrs. King was always the attacker." King broke Evert's serve again to lead 4-3 after "another of those fierce sprints and the rest was comparatively painless. Miss Evert looked as though she simply had not understood anything that happened in the last six games [of the match]. At the end she said that she had thought herself safe in the fourth game of the third set." King won the match on her second match point. After the match, King said, "When I was down 0-3 and 15-40 in the final set, I thought how embarrassed I shall be if I lost it 6-0. I said to myself I must try and take each point to get back into the match. Then I thought: 'This is my last Wimbledon and I just can’t lose this match now. I just want to do the whole trip.'"

Evonne Goolagong Cawley "could not put two good shots together" during the 39 minute final. She won only 10 points in the first set and 14 points in the second. It was the most lopsided women's final since 1951, when Doris Hart defeated Shirley Fry Irvin 6-1, 6-0. King said, "I played with my brain. Plus, I don't think she knew what hit her. Every shot was so close to the net she couldn't read it." King said to the news media that she played a "near perfect match" and "I'm never coming back." The Australian began the match with a double fault and lost her service at love. She forced King to 3 deuces in the next game, but that was the only time she was in the match until she finally won her service in the fifth game of the second set.

King then temporarily retired from singles. In an August 31, 1975, newspaper interview just after she had won her first round US Open doubles match, King explained her retirement: " 'I'm burned out, my knees are shot, I keep running out of goals,' Billie Jean said Saturday, insisting her retirement from tennis singles competition is final. 'There is no chance whatever I will change my mind,' she added. 'And I have no regrets. ... Playing doubles was fun, no pressure. I enjoyed it,' she said. Billie Jean said she made up her mind when she shook hands with Evonne Goolagong after winning the U.S. Open women's title last year for the fourth time that she would not be back as a singles player. She decided then, she said, to shoot for her sixth Wimbledon championship - a goal she achieved - and then call it quits. 'There is nothing left for me to win,' she said. 'Physically, I am not up to it. My knees hurt. I am an emotional player. I need motivation, and the motivation is gone.' Ms. King, who publishes a women's magazine and has a lucrative television contract, said she went to the Westchester Country Club last week just to see if she regretted her decision. 'I didn't miss it at all,' she added. ... Some critics had said Billie Jean stayed out of the tournament because she didn't like the clay surface. 'Let them think what they want,' she retorted. She said she wanted to go out on top. 'I hated to see athletes hang on past their prime,' she said. 'I determined it was not for me.' She said she is happy to pass her mantle on to Chris Evert, who she says can take up her role both in administration and competition. 'I don't see anyone beating her,' she said. Some reporters at a press conference showed cynicism at Billie Jean's insistence that she would never try a comeback. 'Frank Sinatra is always retiring and then coming back,' one reporter suggested. 'Yeah,' quipped Billie Jean, 'but you don't sing with your knees.' " Associated Press story in the Appleton [Wisconsin] Post-Crescent, August 31, 1975, page 32.

Week of August 25
US Open, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Clay

Singles:
Did not play.

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [4]):
1R d. Janet Newberry / Pam Teeguarden 6-3, 6-2
2R d. Linky Boshoff / Ilana Kloss 6-2, 6-2
QF d. Joanne Russell / Jane Stratton 6-2, 6-1
SF d. Chris Evert / Martina Navratilova 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
F lost to Margaret Smith Court / Virginia Wade [3] 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(5) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEauzfgb5q4

Mixed doubles (with Fred Stolle) (seeded [2]):
1R d. Tony Roche / Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska 7-6, 6-2
2R d. Ion Tiriac / Virginia Ruzici 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Clark Graebner / Sue Stap 7-5, 6-3
SF d. Alex Metrevelli / Olga Morozova 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
F lost to Richard Stockton / Rosemary Casals [4] 6-3, 6-7, 6-3

Week of October 27
U.S. Indoor Championships, Charlotte, Virginia
Indoors

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. ???? / ????

Week of December 1 (played December 6)
Mixed Doubles Challenge, Indoor Pavilion at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Played with Marty Riessen

lost to Jimmy Connors / Chris Evert 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

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austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:20 AM
Listed below are 2 singles tournaments (none of which she won) plus Federation Cup, with a win-loss record of 7-2 (5-0 indoor, 2-2 hard). She won 5 women's doubles tournaments.

Looking back, King said, "I wasted 1976. After watching Chris Evert and Evonne [Goolagong] Cawley play the final at Wimbledon, I asked myself what I was doing. So, despite my age and the operations, the Old Lady came back [in 1977]...."

Week of January 26
Virginia Slims of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Betty Stove) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
QF d. Kathy Kuykendall / Marcie Louie 6-4, 6-0
SF lost to Olga Morozova / Virginia Wade [3] 7-6(5-4), 6-2

Week of March 1
Virginia Slims of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Betty Stove) (seeded [3]):
1R d. Kathy May Teacher / Sue Mehmedbasich 6-0, 7-5
QF d. Janice Metcalf / Lea Antonoplis 6-2, 6-4
SF d. Virginia Wade / Ann Kiyomura [2] 6-3, 7-5
F d. Francoise Durr / Rosemary Casals [4] 6-4, 6-1

Week of March 22
Virginia Slims of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Betty Stove) (seeded [3]):
1R d. Kerry Melville Reid / Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 6-3, 7-5
QF d. Wendy Turnbull / Regina Marsikova 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
SF lost to Mona Schallau Guerrant / Ann Kiyomura [1] 6-3, 6-4

Week of March 29
Virginis Slims of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Betty Stove) (seeded [3]):
1R d. Isabel Fernandez / Mima Jausovec 7-5, 6-2
QF d. Natasha Chmyreva / Julie Anthony 7-6(5-4), 6-4
SF d. Virginia Wade / Olga Morozova [2] 6-7(3-5), 7-6(5-4), 6-4
F d. Francoise Durr / Rosemary Casals [4] 7-6(5-4), 6-4

Week of April 19
Bridgestone World Doubles Championship, Tokyo, Japan
Indoor carpet
Played with Betty Stove

1R/QF defeated or advanced by walkover versus ________ / ________
SF d. Chris Evert / Martina Navratilova 7-5, 6-4
F d. Mona Schallau Guerrant / Ann Kiyomura 6-3, 6-2

Week of June 14
Colgate International, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Grass

Women's doubles (with Betty Stove):
SF lost to Virginia Wade / Olga Morozova 6-1, 6-4

Week of June 21
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass

Women's doubles (with Betty Stove) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Diane Evers / Carol Zeeman 6-4, 6-1
2R advanced by walkover versus Cynthia Doerner / Marita Redondo
3R d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy / Sharon Walsh Pete 6-3, 6-0
QF d. Wendy Turnbull / Laura DuPont 6-3, 6-3
SF d. Lesley Charles / Sue Mappin 6-4, 6-3
F lost to Chris Evert / Martina Navratilova [2] 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

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Mixed doubles (with Alex "Sandy" Mayer) (seeded [1]):
1R d. John Feaver / Virginia Ruzici 6-4, 6-2
2R lost to Robert Hewitt / Greer Stevens 9-7, 3-6, 6-2

Week of August 23
Federation Cup, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indoor carpet
U.S. was seeded [1]

1R d. Paulina Pesahov Peled, Israel 6-1, 6-0
2R d. Mima Jausovec, Yugoslavia 6-0, 7-6

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QF d. Petra Delhees, Switzerland 6-2, 6-1
SF d. Betty Stove, Netherlands [5] 6-2, 6-3
F d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Australia [2] 7-6(4), 6-4

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R d. Paulina Pesahov Peled / Hagit Zubary, Israel 6-3, 6-1
2R d. Mima Jausovec / Dora Alavantic, Yugoslavia 6-0, 6-0
QF d. Monica Simmen / Susi Eichenberger, Switzerland 6-0, 6-1
SF d. Betty Stove / Tine Zwaan, Netherlands 6-1, 6-4
F d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Kerry Melville Reid, Australia 7-5, 6-3

King played 6 matches in 26 hours and won all 20 of her sets to lead the United States to the Fed Cup title. After Kerry Melville Reid defeated Rosemary Casals in the first rubber of the final, King defeated Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 81 minutes in the singles and then teamed with Casals to win the tie and the title. King was forced to play singles when Chris Evert was unable to play because of a tendon injury in her right hand.

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Week of August 30
US Open, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Clay

Singles:
Did not play.

Women's doubles (with Betty Stove) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Julie Anthony / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-1, 6-3
3R d. ________ Kerr / Pam Whytcross 6-3, 7-6
QF lost to Linky Boshoff / Ilana Kloss [5] 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Mixed doubles (with Phil Dent) (seeded [3]):
1R d. Mike Estep / Julie Anthony 6-2, 6-4
2R d. Steve Siegel / Janice Metcalf 6-3, 6-4
QF d. Allan Stone / Mona Schallau Guerrant 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
SF d. Richard Stockton / Rosemary Casals [1] 6-2, 7-6
F d. Frew McMillan / Betty Stove [2] 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

King and Phil Dent saved a match point at 4-5 in the third set before winning the last 3 games of the final. This was only the third time in US Open history that a mixed doubles championship team had saved a match point at some time during the tournament.

Week of October 4
Talley Industries Tennis Tournament, Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
King was seeded [2]

2R d. Susan Mehmedbasich 6-0, 6-3
3R d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska 6-3, 7-6
QF lost to Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat [6] 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Betty Stove):
F d. Linky Boshoff / Ilana Kloss 6-2, 6-1

King said after her quarterfinal loss, "Dianne [Fromholtz Balestrat] kept the ball too deep and played too well. My knees don't feel great, but I've played and won with bad knees before."

Week of October 18
Colgate Inaugural, Mission Hills Country Club, Palm Springs, California
Hard
King was seeded [2]

1R lost to Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Betty Stove):
F lost to Chris Evert / Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-4

King qualified for the singles by winning 5 singles matches at the Federation Cup earlier in the year.

King had right knee surgery on November 9. The surgeon, Dr. Donald Larson at Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, California, described her injury as a "worn area on the kneecap and underlying bone" and "not the usual cartilage removal." He said it was an "occupational hazard" of professional athletes.

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austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:20 AM
Listed below are 13 tournaments (7 of which she won) plus Federation Cup and Wightman Cup, with a win-loss record of 56-6 (17-1 hard, 23-1 indoor, 8-1 grass, 8-3 clay). She also won 2 women's doubles titles.

Week of March 14, 1977
Virginia Slims of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indoor

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
?R lost to Wendy Turnbull / Carrie Meyer 7-5, 6-2

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Week of March 21, 1977
Lionel Cup, McFarlin Tennis Center, San Antonio, Texas
Hard except the final was played indoors at the Thousand Oaks Country Club because of rain
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Sue Stap 6-2, 6-3

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2R d. Carol Baily 6-4, 6-4
QF d. Kate Latham [7] 6-4, 6-2
SF d. Marcie Louie [3] 6-2, 6-2
F d. Mary Hamm [6] 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 (indoor)

Earlier in March, King requested that the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) exercise its right to grant a wild card entry to King for the eight-player Virginia Slims Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Margaret Court, who finished in sixth place on the Virginia Slims points list, failed to qualify for the tournament because she did not play enough Virginia Slims tournaments leading up to the championships. This left a spot open in the draw, which the WTA filled with Mima Jausovec. King then decided to play the Lionel Cup tournament in San Antonio, which the WTA harshly criticized because tournament officials there had allowed transexual Renee Richards to enter. Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, and Betty Stove (president of the WTA) criticized King's decision because of Richards's unresolved and highly controversial status on the women's tennis tour. Evert said she was disappointed with King and that until Richards's status was resolved, "all of the women should stick together." Navratilova said, "Billie Jean is a bad girl pouting. She made a bad decision. She's mad because she could not get what she wanted." Stöve said that if King had wanted the competition, "[T]here are plenty of men around here she could've played with. She didn't have to choose a 'disputed' tournament." The draw in San Antonio called for King to play Richards in the semifinals had form held; however, Richards lost in the quarterfinals.

Week of March 28, 1977
Family Circle Cup, Sea Pines Racquet Club, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Clay
King was seeded [8]

1R d. Nancy Richey 0-6, 7-6(5-2), 6-2
2R d. Virginia Ruzici 6-1, 7-5
QF d. Renata Tomanova 6-3, 7-5
SF d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-3, 7-6(5-3)

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F lost to Chris Evert [1] 6-0, 6-1

The first round match with Nancy Richey was the last time that King and Richey ever played each other.

Week of April 11, 1977
Lionel Cup, Port Washingon Tennis Academy, North Hempstead, New York
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Mareen "Peanut" Louie Harper 6-1, 6-2
2R d. Glynis Coles 6-4, 6-4
QF d. Mary Carillo [7] 6-2, 6-4
SF d. Jane Stratton [4] 6-4, 6-1
F d. Caroline Stoll 6-1, 6-1

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Week of June 13, 1977
Federation Cup, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Grass

1R d. Helena Wimmer, Austria 6-2, 6-2
2R d. Christiane Jolissaint, Switzerland 6-0, 6-3
QF d. Frederique Thibault, France 6-0, 6-0
SF d. Greer Stevens, South Africa 6-2, 6-0
F d. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat, Australia 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

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Week of June 20, 1977
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [5]

1R bye
2R d. Anne Smith 6-8, 6-0, 6-3
3R d. Maria Bueno 6-2, 7-5

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4R d. Marise Kruger 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

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QF lost to Chris Evert [1] 6-1, 6-2

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King and Chris Evert walk off Centre Court after Evert's easy win.

Women's doubles (with Karen Hantze Susman) (seeded [8]):
1R bye
2R lost to Pat Bostrom / Mary Carillo 7-9, 6-4, 6-3

Mixed doubles (with Phil Dent):
1R bye
2R d. Ray Ruffels / Virginia Wade 7-5, 6-2
3R d. Doherty / Pat Bostrom 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Grover "Raz" Reid / Kerry Melville Reid 6-3, 1-6, 9-7
SF lost to Robert Hewitt / Greer Stevens 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

In the third round, King played Maria Bueno for the last time. In the quarterfinals, Chris Evert defeated King for the first time at a Grand Slam singles tournament and for the first time on grass in just 46 minutes. Evert said it was the best match she had ever played on grass up to that point in her career, and King said, "She just played beautiful tennis. I don't think many players would've beaten her today." King also said after the match, "Maybe I can be happy being number eight instead of number one. At this stage, just playing, that's winning enough for me." But when asked about retirement, King said, "Retire? Quit tournament tennis? You gotta be kidding. It just means I've got a lot more work. I've got to make myself match tough ... mentally as well as physically. I gotta go out and kill myself for the next six months. It's a long, arduous process. I will suffer. But I will be back."

Week of August 29, 1977
US Open, West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Clay
King was seeded [7]

1R bye
2R d. Anne Smith 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
3R d. Sheila McInerney 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
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QF lost to Chris Evert [1] 6-2, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Julie Anthony) ([unseeded]):
1R d. Regina Marsikova / Pam Teeguarden [7] 6-2, 6-4
2R d. Tanya Harford / Yvonne Vermaak 6-0, 6-1
3R d. Brigitte Cuypers / Marise Kruger 6-4, 7-6
QF lost to Martina Navratilova / Betty Stove [1] 6-3, 7-5

Mixed doubles (with Vitas Gerulaitis) (seeded [3]):
1R d. K. Stuart / Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout 6-2, 6-1
2R d. John Feaver / Virginia Ruzici 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Ross Case / Mona Schallau Guerrant 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
SF d. Robert Hewitt / Greer Stevens [1] 4-6, 6-3, 7-6
F lost to Frew McMillan / Betty Stove [2] 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

After King defeated Kerry Melville Reid in the fourth round on Court 17, King refused the traditional post-match handshake and cursed her opponent. Annoyed at a linesperson's call in the third set, King hit a ball into the adjoining Grandstand Court. Melville Reid then asked the umpire to assess a penalty point against King, which caused her to become incensed. Chris Evert repeated her Wimbledon quarterfinal victory over King. This loss prompted King to say, "I'm really ticked with my play. I played the big points badly. Chris played them much better. I better get it together by October or November or that's it. I'll have to make some big decisions. I'm not 20-years-old and I can't just go out and change my game. It's only the last four weeks I haven't been in [knee] pain. I keep using that as a copout, I shouldn't play."

[B]Week of September 26, 1977
Florida Federal Open, Palm Harbor, Florida
Clay
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
2R lost to Michelle Tyler 6-3, 6-0

King played 7 consecutive weeks beginning with this tournament.

Week of October 3, 1977
Wyler's Women's Tennis Classic, Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, Georgia
Indoor carpet
King was seeded [8]

1R d. Zenda Liess 7-5, 6-4
2R d. Francoise Durr 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Martina Navratilova [2] 6-4, 6-1
SF lost to Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat [6] 4-6, 6-2, 2-6

Week of October 10, 1977
Phoenix Thunderbirds Tennis Tournament, Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
King was seeded [6]

1R d. Kathy Kuykendall 6-3, 6-3
2R d. Laura DuPont 6-3, 6-3
QF d. Rosemary Casals [3] 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
SF d. Martina Navratilova [2] 7-6, 4-6, 6-4
F d. Wendy Turnbull [7] 1-6, 6-1, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
F d. Helen Gourlay Cawley / Joanne Russell 6-3, 7-5

King lost only 4 points to Wendy Turnbull in the third set of the final.

Week of October 17, 1977
Ginasio Estadual Geraldo Jose de Almeida, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Indoor (carpet)

1R d. Florenta Mihai 6-2, 6-4
2R d. Renata Tomanova 6-2, 6-0
QF d. Martina Navratilova [1] 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
SF d. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 6-3, 6-3
F d. Betty Stove 6-1, 6-4

Week of October 24, 1977
Borinquen Classic, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard
King was seeded [4]

1R d. Francoise Durr 6-1, 6-2
2R d. Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
QF d. Virginia Ruzici 6-3, 6-1
SF d. Betty Stove 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
F d. Janet Newberry 6-1, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
F d. Linky Boshoff / Ilana Kloss 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Week of October 31, 1977
Colgate Series Championships, Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California
Hard

1RR d. Wendy Turnbull 6-3, 6-2
2RR d. Kerry Melville Reid 7-6, 4-6, 6-1
3RR d. Betty Stove 6-2, 6-3
F lost to Chris Evert 6-2, 6-2

King led 2-1 in the first set and had three break point opportunities in the next game at 0-40. But Chris Evert saved all three with shots to the "absolute back corners of the court." Evert won 9 of the next 10 games. King did not resemble the player who had won her previous three matches in this tournament. King said, "It's because Chris plays better against me than she does against anyone else." This loss ended King's 18-match winning streak.

Week of November 7, 1977
Wightman Cup, Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California
Indoor
United States 7, United Kingdom 0

d. Sue Barker 6-1, 6-4
d. Virginia Wade 6-4, 3-6, 8-6

Women's doubles (with Joanne Russell):
d. Lesley Charles / Sue Mappin 6-0, 6-1

Week of November 21, 1977
Gunze World Tennis Tournament, Kobe and Aoyama Gakuen University Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
Indoor

1R d. Mimi Wikstedt 7-5, 6-3 (Kobe)
SF d. Rosemary Casals 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 (Tokyo)
F d. Martina Navratilova 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 (Tokyo)

Mixed doubles (with Manuel Orantes):
F d. Cliff Drysdale / Kristien Kemmer Shaw 6-4, 6-4

Week of December 5, 1977
Bremar Cup, National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace, London, United Kingdom
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Linda Mottram 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Tanya Harford 6-3, 7-5
SF d. Betty Stove 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
F d. Virginia Wade [1] 6-3, 6-1

After winning this tournament, King said, "I have never had a run like this, even in the years when I was Wimbledon champion. At 34 I feel fitter than when I was 24."

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:21 AM
Listed below are 10 tournaments (none of which she won), with a win-loss record of 25-10 (17-8 indoor, 8-2 grass). (Her win-loss record does not include any third place matches.) She won 10 women's doubles titles, including the US Open.

Week of January 2, 1978
Virginia Slims, Washington, D.C.
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R lost to Regina Marsikova 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
F d. Betty Stove / Wendy Turnbull 6-3, 7-5

Week of January 16, 1978
Virginia Slims, Houston, Texas
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R advanced by walkover versus Lesley Hunt
2R d. Anne Smith 6-2, 6-2
QF d. Wendy Turnbull [8] 6-4, 6-2
SF d. Virginia Wade 7-6(5-1), 6-2
F lost to Martina Navratilova [1] 1-6, 6-2, 6-2

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Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
F d. Mona Schallau Guerrant / Greer Stevens 7-6, 4-6, 7-6

King had defeated Martina Navratilova 4 consecutive times before losing the final. King broke Navratilova in the second and fourth games and saved a break point in the fifth game of the first set. Navratilova broke King in the third game of the second set. She broke King again at love to take the set. King lost her service in the fourth game of the final set. Trailing 4-2 with Navratilova serving, King forced three deuces before the Czech hit 2 passing shots to win the game. King said, "I didn't take advantage of any of the points I had to win. You have only so many moments in a match and both players know when they are. If you don't execute on those points, you lose."

Week of January 23, 1978
Virginia Slims, Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R lost to Marise Kruger 6-7, 5-4 retired (right hamstring injury)

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova) (seeded [1]):
1R Greer Stevens / Pam Teeguarden advanced by walkover (King's right hamstring injury)

In a press conference before the singles semifinals, King apologized to the public for retiring from her first round match with Marise Kruger. "I did not have my heart and spirit in the match. Because I didn't give 100 percent, I owe the fans an apology. They pay to see us at our very best and I was unable to give them that this week. I just can't get up mentally for a match. When you have been sick for a long period of time you recognize an injury and I don't want to be sick anymore, so I want to heal these injuries quickly. I allowed a heckler to distract and hurt me.... That's my problem, not the spectators' problem. So for now, I'm going to take some time off until I feel I can deliver physically and mentally."

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Week of February 20, 1978
Virginia Slims, Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
Indoor
King was

1R d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-3, 6-4
2R d. Wendy Turnbull 6-4, 6-3
QF d. Sharon Walsh Pete 6-1, 6-3
SF lost to Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat [7] 6-3, 0-6, 7-5
Third place match: King prevailed over Virginia Wade by walkover

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
F d. Wendy Turnbull / Kerry Melville Reid 6-3, 6-4

Week of February 27, 1978
Virginia Slims, Kansas City, Missouri
Indoor
King was [unseeded]

1R d. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat [7] 6-2, 6-2
2R d. Beth Norton 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley [2] 6-2, 6-3
SF d. Wendy Turnbull [4] 6-3, 6-1
F lost to Martina Navratilova [1] 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
F d. Wendy Turnbull / Kerry Melville Reid 6-4, 6-4

After losing the final to Martina Navratilova, King said, "I think it's going to take an exceptional game to beat her. It'll take somebody playing great - and maybe Martina won't have a great day." King won 5 consecutive games to win the second set and broke Navratilova to open the third set. But Navratilova broke back in the next game. They exchanged service breaks in the third and fourth games before Navratilova broke again to take a 4-2 lead.

Week of March 13, 1978
Virginia Slims, Walter Brown Arena, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Indoor
King was seeded [4]

1R d. Regina Marsikova 6-3, 6-4
2R d. Virginia Ruzici 6-3, 6-1
QF d. Marita Redondo 6-1, 7-6(5-2)
SF lost to Chris Evert [2] 6-3, 6-2
Third place: King defeated Martina Navratilova [1] 6-4 (one set only)

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
F d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Betty Stove 6-3, 6-2

Week of March 20, 1978
Virginia Slims, The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indoor
King was seeded [6]

1R d. Florenta Mihai 6-4, 6-3
2R d. Renata Tomanova 6-1, 6-3
QF d. Betty Stove [3] 6-1, 6-3
SF d. Virginia Ruzici 6-1, 6-2
F lost to Chris Evert [1] 6-0, 6-4

Chris Evert broke King's serve in the 18-point opening game of the match. Evert said, "The first game was very crucial because as soon as I broke her service, I was confident I could win my serve." King said, "The first game meant a lot. I could hold a press conference and write a textbook on that. Chris is tough and is not going to give you anything." Evert won the first set on her second set point when she hit a forehand, down-the-line passing shot. The second set included numerous lengthy points. Evert broke King in the fifth game to lead 3-2, thanks to 4 errors by King, and held serve the rest of the way.

Week of March 27, 1978
Virginia Slims Championships, Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California
Indoor

1RR lost to Virginia Wade 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
2RR Evonne Goolagong Cawley advanced by walkover (leg injury)
3RR Rosemary Casals advanced by walkover (leg injury)

Week of April 3, 1978
Bridgestone World Doubles Championships, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah
Played with Martina Navratilova (seeded [1])

QF/1R d. Greer Stevens / Mona Schallau Guerrant 6-3, 6-3
SF d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Betty Stove [3] 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
F d. Virginia Wade / Francoise Durr 6-4, 6-4

King and Martina Navratilova won 15 of the last 16 points of the semifinal after trailing 2-4 in the final set. King and Navratilova took advantage of poor serving by Francoise Durr, who was broken 3 times out of 5 service games, to win the final. Durr said after the match that she was intimidated by King and Navratilova. King and Navratilova won all 6 tournaments they played as a team this year on the Virginia Slims tour, which ended with this tournament.

Week of April 10, 1978
Family Circle Cup, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Clay

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
F d. Mona Schallau Guerrant / Greer Stevens 6-3, 7-5

Week of June 19, 1978
Colgate Eastbourne International, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [?]

1R d. Mona Schallau Guerrant 7-6, 6-1
2R d. Renata Tomanova 6-1, 6-2
3R d. Elisabeth Ekblom 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Betty Stove [?] 6-4, 6-4
SF lost to Martina Navratilova [2] 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
F lost to Chris Evert / Betty Stove 6-4, 6-7, 7-5

King "lacked speed and her usual volleying authority" while losing her semifinal with Martina Navratilova.

Week of June 26, 1978
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [5]

1R d. Michele Gurdal 6-0, 6-2
2R d. Marie Neumannova Pinterova 6-3, 6-2
3R d. Renata Tomanova 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
4R d. Sue Barker [14] 6-2, 6-2
QF lost to Chris Evert [1] 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Lele Forood / Racquel Giscafre 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
3R d. Lea Antonoplis / Diane Evers 6-1, 6-4
QF lost to Sue Barker / Mona Schallau Guerrant [6] 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Ray Ruffels) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. John Feaver / A. Coe 6-1, 6-3
3R d. Kim Warwick / Mima Jausovec 6-4, 6-2
QF d. David Lloyd / Lesley Charles 6-4, 6-2
SF d. Alan Stone / Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 6-3, 6-4
F lost to Frew McMillan / Betty Stove [1] 6-2, 6-2

Sue Barker's forehand, her only real weapon, was erratic, and King defeated her easily in the fourth round before a shivering crowd on Centre Court. As before her fourth round match, King needed a shot of novocaine before her quarterfinal match with Chris Evert because of a painful heel spur in her left foot. But she lost the match anyway, the second consecutive year she had lost to Evert in the quarterfinals. The match was on-serve in the third set with King serving at 2–3 (40–0) before Evert won five consecutive points to break serve. King won a total of only two points during the last two games. King said after the match, "That 40-0 game was the cruncher. I tried a stupid drop shot at 40-30. If I had won that game, it might have been different. I don't think my mobility is very good and that's what I need to beat her. Physically, she [Evert] tears your guts apart unless you can stay with her. I'm really disappointed. I really wanted to play well. I just couldn't cut it because of my heel." Evert said that as she and King were walking off the court, King said, "You've got to play better if you hope to win tomorrow [against Virginia Wade]."

Week of August 21, 1978
US Open, USTA National Tennis Center, New York City
Hard

[U]Singles:
Did not play.

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Jeanne Evert / Kathy Kuykendall 6-1, 6-0
2R d. Wendy Overton / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-2, 7-6
3R d. Marjorie Blackwood / Jackie Fayter 6-2, 6-1
QF d. Tanya Harford / Anne Hobbs 7-5, 6-1
SF d. Francoise Durr / Virginia Wade [5] 6-2, 6-3
F d. Kerry Melville Reid / Wendy Turnbull [2] 7-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Ray Ruffels) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. Colin Dowdeswell / Betsy Nagelsen McCormack 6-4, 6-7, 6-3
3R d. Kim Warwick / Regina Marsikova 7-6, 6-3
QF d. Bob Carmichael / Joanne Russell 6-0, 6-1
SF d. Stan Smith / Anne Smith 7-6, 6-4
F lost to Frew McMillan / Betty Stove [1] 6-3, 7-6

Week of September 18, 1978
Montreal Record World Tennis Classic, Mirabel Racquet Club, Montreal, Canada

Women's doubles (with Julie Anthony) (seeded [2]):
F d. Ilana Kloss / Marise Kruger [1] 6-4, 6-4

Week of October 31, 1978
Wightman Cup, Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom
Indoors
United Kingdom 4, United States 3

Women's doubles (with Tracy Austin):
d. Anne Hobbs / Sue Mappin 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Week of November 13, 1978
Colgate Series Championships, Palm Springs, California
Hard

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
F d. Wendy Turnbull / Kerry Melville Reid 6-3, 6-4

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Week of November 27, 1978
Federation Cup, Kooyong Club, Melbourne, Australia
Grass

Women's doubles (with Chris Evert except as noted):
1R d. Eun-Jeong Cha / Kyeong-Mi Choi, South Korea, 6-1, 6-0
2R d. Judy Chaloner / Chris Newton, New Zealand 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Francoise Durr / Gail Benedetti, France 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
SF (with Rosemary Casals) d. Sue Barker / Anne Hobbs, United Kingdom 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
F d. Wendy Turnbull / Kerry Melville Reid, Australia 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

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During this competition, King hinted at retirement from future major singles competitions and said that she was "sick and tired of continued surgery" in trying to get fit enough for those events.

King did not play singles after Wimbledon because of a heel spur in her left foot, which started bothering her in early 1978. She finally had major surgery on December 22, 1978. The surgery lasted 3 1/2 hours.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:22 AM
Listed below are 16 tournaments (2 of which she won), with a win-loss record of 37-14 (12-5 grass, 6-2 hard, 19-7 indoor). (Her win-loss total does not include third-place matches.) She won 6 women's doubles titles, including Wimbledon and the year-ending Colgate Series Championships.

Week of April 30, 1979
Federation Cup, RSHE Club Campo, Madrid, Spain
Clay

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
SF versus Olga Morozova / Olga Zaitseva, Soviet Union 9-8, unfinished
F d. Kerry Melville Reid / Wendy Turnbull, Australia 3-6, 6-3, 8-6

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Week of June 11, 1979
Crossley Carpets Tournament (AA), Chichester, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [8]

1R d. Anne Hobbs 6-1, 7-6(9)
2R d. Brigette Cuypers 5-7, 7-6, 6-2
QF d. Martina Navratilova [1] 6-1, 6-2
SF lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley [5] 1-6, 6-4, 10-8

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
F lost to Wendy Turnbull / Greer Stevens 6-3, 1-6, 7-5

King played her first singles tournament since Wimbledon in 1978. She needed only 48 minutes in the quarterfinals to crush Martina Navratilova, the defending Wimbledon singles champion. King said, "I played the best I can, while Martina couldn't have played worse." Navratilova said, "I have to be happy to play well, and I didn't feel right [here], where the courts were terrible." King needed less than 30 minutes to win the first set of her semifinal with Evonne Goolagong Cawley. The Australian took a 5-2 lead in the second set; however, King clawed her way back. She had game point on her own service to level the set at 5-5. But King gave away the point when she called a let on herself. Goolagong Cawley then broke serve to win the set. King again fell behind 3-1 in the final set but broke and held to tie the set at 3-3. Goolagong Cawley saved 4 break points on her way to taking a 5-4 lead. From that point on, King was always struggling to stay in the match. The Australian converted her second match point when a lob left King stranded. She said, "I'll go over that match, think about it, dream about it, and throw up. Evonne played really well. I tried to do a bit too much and felt a bit sluggish."

Week of June 18, 1979
Colgate International (AAA), Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [14]

1R d. Barbara Jordan 5-7, 6-4, 6-0
2R d. Kay McDaniel 6-4, 6-1
3R lost to Kerry Melville Reid 4-4, retired (right leg muscle strain)

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of June 25, 1979
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [7]

1R d. Yvonne Vermaak 6-4, 6-1
2R d. Linda Siegel 6-1, 6-3
3R d. Diane Desfor 6-3, 6-2
4R d. Hana Mandlikova 6-4, 6-3

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QF lost to Tracy Austin [4] 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2

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Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Tanya Harford / Anne Hobbs 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
3R d. Diane Desfor / Barbara Hallquist 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Ilana Kloss / Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout [7] 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
SF d. Francoise Durr / Virginia Wade [3] 6-2, 6-4

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F d. Betty Stove / Wendy Turnbull [2] 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

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Mixed doubles (with Ben Testerman) ([unseeded]):
1R advanced by walkover versus Ashok Armritraj / Ann Kiyomura
2R d. Roger Taylor / K. Wooldridge 6-1, 6-1
3R lost to John Newcombe / Evonne Goolagong Cawley [4] 6-4, 6-3

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King was impressive in defeating 17-year old Hana Mandlikova in the fourth round. After the match, King said, "I am playing as well as I ever have since 1975. I am hitting a heavy ball. I think the women's tournament is wide open. I am mentally and physically ready. There is no turning back. I am prepared to give 110 percent. If Hana ever gets her game together, she will be really tough. She has wonderful physical talent. She is tall and quick and makes some great shots. But because she is so young, she is inclined to hit and miss." King led 16-year old Tracy Austin 2-0 in the third set of their magnificent Centre Court quarterfinal. Austin then wore down King and won the last 6 games and 17 of the last 24 points to win in 2 hours, 2 minutes. King drew on her repertoire of topspin, sliced, and flat forehands; sliced and topspin backhands; and dropshots, moonballs, and lobs. But Austin hit them all back. Kind said, "I'm ticked. I hate to lose. The trouble is that I haven't played enough tournaments this year. I stayed back when I should have been aggressive. She played her game better than I played mine." King was a late entrant to the singles draw, and her entry was not accepted initially because the draw was full. Lesley Charles subsequently withdrew, and King was then granted entry in a departure from the rules, which would have given Marjorie Blackwood a place.

Although King played Wimbledon 3 more times, the doubles was her 20th and last Wimbledon title. She broke Elizabeth Ryan's record of 19 Wimbledon titles the day after Ryan suffered a stroke at Wimbledon and died on the way to hospital. Ryan was stricken just after she had watched Martina Navratilova defeat Chris Evert in the singles final. King said, "All I could do was think of Elizabeth. It took all the joy out of winning. We were both from the same area of California. When I was a teenager, just beginning, I would see her around the Los Angeles Tennis Club. Everybody knew her and knew her record. I thought of her during the match. I found myself waking up thinking of her. I talked some with her last year. She told me that she would like to keep the record but, if it had to be broken, she would be happy if I did it." When asked earlier in the week about King possibly breaking her record, Ryan joked, "I hope she breaks her leg." King said that the key to winning the match was Navratilova and her getting angry at Betty Stove and Wendy Turnbull because they did not object when the umpire awarded Stove 2 serves after hitting an obvious fault in the third set.

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Picture taken sometime during Wimbledon.

Week of July 23, 1979
Obras '79 Indoor Tournament, Arena Obras Sanitarias, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Indoor

1R/QF d. Ivanna Madruga Osses 6-4, 6-3
SF d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
F lost to Martina Navratilova 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of August 13, 1979
Central Fidelity Bank International (AAA), Robins Centre, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Indoor
King was seeded [6]

1R lost to Ann Kiyomura 6-1, 1-6, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova) (seeded [1]):
SF d. Rosemary Casals / Greer Stevens 7-5, 6-2
F lost to Wendy Turnbull / Betty Stove [2] 6-1, 6-4

Week of August 20, 1979
Volvo Cup (AA), Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey
Hard
King was seeded [5]

1R d. Sylvia Hanika 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
2R lost to Betty Stove 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of August 27, 1979
US Open, USTA National Tennis Center, New York City
Hard
King was seeded [9]

1R d. Zenda Liess 6-3, 7-5
2R d. Chris O'Neil 6-0, 6-3

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3R d. Stacy Margolin 6-3, 6-3
4R d. Kathy May Teacher 6-3, 6-0
QF d. Virginia Wade [4] 6-3, 7-6(4)

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SF lost to Chris Evert [1] 6-1, 6-0

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Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova) (seeded [2]):
1R bye
2R d. Lea Antonoplis / Diane Evers 7-5, 6-2
3R advanced by walkover versus Regina Marsikova / Renata Tomanova [10]
QF d. ________ Johnson / Paula Smith 6-1, 6-3
SF d. Sherry Acker / Julie Anthony 6-2, 7-5
F lost to Wendy Turnbull / Betty Stove [1] 7-5, 6-3

Mixed doubles (with Ben Testerman) (seeded [6]):
1R d. Fred Stolle / Barbara Potter 6-2, 6-4
2R failed to advance by walkover versus Butch Walts / Kristien Kemmer Shaw Ziska

King defeated Virginia Wade for the 29th time in 39 career singles matches to this point in their careers. With King hampered by a neck injury sustained during a bear hug with a friend the day before the match, Chris Evert won their semifinal easily. Evert won the last eleven games and 48 of the last 63 points. This was Evert's eighth consecutive win over King, with Evert during those matches losing only one set and 31 games and winning four 6–0 sets.

Week of September 10, 1979
Toray Sillook (AAAA), Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Indoor
King was seeded [6]

1R d. Julie Harrington 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
2R d. Mareen "Peanut" Louie Harper 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Wendy Turnbull [4] 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
SF d. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat [2] 6-2, 7-6(6)

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F d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley [3] 6-4, 7-5

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Women's doubles:
No results found.

King was in the form that won her the Wimbledon singles title for the sixth time in 1975. Her well-controlled volleys and top spin ground strokes proved too much for Evonne Goolagong Cawley. The Australian said after the match, "Billie Jean can play for 10 more years and still be at the top." King said, "This is probably the best tennis I have played for years. Now I've got the momentum to go."

Week of September 24, 1979
Davison's Classic (AAA), Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, Georgia
Indoor
King was seeded [4]

1R d. Sylvia Hanika 6-3, 6-2
2R lost to Marise Kruger 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Marise Kruger used a strong return of serve in the second and third sets to upset King.

Week of October 1, 1979
U.S. Indoor Championships (Michelob Light Classic) (AAAA), Met Center, Bloomington, Minnesota
Indoor
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Terry Holladay 6-2, 6-4
2R d. Greer Stevens 6-4, 6-1
QF lost to Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
?R d. Pam Shriver / Rosemary Casals 6-2, 6-1 (played October 3)
F d. Betty Stove / Wendy Turnbull 6-4, 7-6

Week of October 29, 1979
Stockholm Open (A), Royal Tennis Hall, Stockholm, Sweden
Indoor
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Hana Strachonova 6-2, 6-1
2R d. Renee Blount 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Hana Mandlikova 6-4, 7-6
SF d. Virginia Ruzici [3] 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
F d. Betty Stove 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-5

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
SF d. Mima Jausovec / Regina Marsikova 6-1, 6-3
F lost to Betty Stove / Wendy Turnbull 7-5, 7-6

King needed 2 1/2 hours to defeat Virginia Ruzici in the semifinals. King also needed 2 1/2 hours to beat Betty Stöve in the final after Stöve lost her concentration and "wilted under the pressure" while serving for the match at 5–4 in the third set. This tournament was one of the 7 official championships recognized by the International Tennis Federation. The crowds according to King, however, "were as poor as when I first played here 10 years ago. In Europe, women's tennis is 10 years behind. I wonder if it will ever be like in America."

Week of November 5, 1979
Porsche Classic (AAA), Filderstadt Tennis Club, Stuttgart, West Germany
Indoor
King was seeded [4]

1R d. Helena Anliot 6-3, 6-3
2R lost to Nina Bohm 3-6, 7-6, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
SF d. Virginia Ruzici / Hana Mandlikova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
F d. Betty Stove / Wendy Turnbull 6-3, 6-3

Week of November 19, 1979
Daihatsu Challenge (AAA), Brighton, United Kingdom
Indoor

1R d. Pam Teeguarden 6-3, 6-2
2R d. Barbara Potter 6-2, 6-2
QF d. Glynis Coles 6-3, 6-1
SF lost to Martina Navratilova 7-5, 0-6, 7-6(3)

Women's doubles:
Did not play.

King led Martina Navratilova 6–5 in the third set but could not hold on.

Week of November 26, 1979
Toyota Classic (AAA), Kooyong Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
Grass
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Rayni Fox 6-1, 7-5
2R d. Pam Shriver 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
QF lost to Virginia Ruzici [8] 7-6, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Wendy Turnbull):
SF d. Sue Barker / Pam Shriver 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
F d. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat / Anne Smith 6-3, 6-3

King trailed Rayni Fox 4-0 in the second set of their first round match before rallying.

Week of December 3, 1979
New South Wales Building Society Classic (AAA), White City, Sydney, Australia
Grass
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Bettina Bunge 7-5, 6-3
2R lost to Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout 7-5, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Wendy Turnbull):
F d. Sue Barker / Pam Shriver 7-5, 6-4

King lost her second round match in 100 degree heat on a poor grass court with an uneven bounce. She also was unhappy with the umpiring, but said after the match, "The wind and heat and my elbow didn't bother me. She simply outplayed me." This defeat marked the end of her attempt to overtake Regina Marsikova for the eighth and final spot in the singles draw of the year-ending Colgate Series Championships. Marsikova had 615 points to King's 560.

Week of December 17, 1979
Emeron Cup, Tokyo
Indoor

1R/SF lost to Tracy Austin 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
Third place match: King defeated Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 7-6, 7-6

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of December 31, 1979
Colgate Series Championships, Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
SF d. Ilana Kloss / Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout 6-3, 6-2
F d. Rosemary Casals / Chris Evert 6-4, 6-3

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:22 AM
Listed below are 19 singles tournaments (3 of which she won), with a win-loss record of 39-16 (28-12 indoor, 3-1 grass, 3-1 clay, 5-2 hard). (Her win-loss total does not include third-place matches.) She also won 10 women's doubles titles, including the US Open.

Week of January 7, 1980
Avon Championships of Cincinnati, Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Indoor
King was seeded [4]

1R d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout 3-6, 7-6, 6-2
2R d. Pam Shriver 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
QF d. Wendy Turnbull [6] 7-6(3), 7-6(5)
SF lost to Tracy Austin [2] 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles:
King did not enter.

Tracy Austin won the first 5 games of the match before King broke service and held her own service to pull within 5-2. In the second set, the players traded service breaks to reach 3-3 before Austin again broke King's serve to run out the match. King said, "I wish I had played better or Tracy worse. I made all the mistakes, and she didn't make mistakes. Tracy consistently hits the ball harder than anyone else on the tour."

Week of January 14, 1980
Avon Championships of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
Indoor
King was seeded [3]

1R lost to Bettina Bunge 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
SF defeated or advanced by walkover versus Virginia Wade / Greer Stevens
F d. Laura DuPont / Pam Shriver 6-3, 6-1

When asked what King said to her after the match, Bettina Bunge said, "Billie Jean was upset. I don't remember exactly what she said. But I know if some little kid comes up and beats me, I'm not going to be happy."

Week of January 21, 1980
Avon Championships of Chicago, International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois
Indoor
King was seeded [4]

1R d. Caroline Stoll 6-1, 7-5
2R d. Renee Richards 6-0, 7-5
QF d. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat [5] 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(7)
SF lost to Martina Navratilova [1] 7-6, 3-6, 6-1

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Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova) (seeded [1]):
2R d. Mary Lou Piatek / Barbara Potter 7-5, 6-3
SF defeated or advanced by walkover versus Ilana Kloss / Greer Stevens
F d. Sylvia Hanika / Kathy Jordan 6-3, 6-4

King threw temper tantrums and her racquet during her quarterfinal with Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat. She was then fined for refusing to attend the post-match news conference. According to the Women's Tennis Association, her excuse for not attending the news conference was, "I was unprofessional on the court, and I guess I'll be unprofessional again."

Week of February 11, 1980
Avon Championships of California, Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California
Indoor
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Mima Jausovec 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
2R d. Christiane Jolissaint 6-4, 6-3
QF lost to Terry Holladay 7-5, 2-6, 6-0

Women's doubles:
No results found.

King missed the two previous weeks of tournaments because of a sore elbow. After winning her first round match, King said, "When you take time off, you have to bust your butt when you come back. You could see that tonight." In the quarterfinal against Terry Holladay, King served 3 doubles faults in one game and 2 doubles faults in another game of the first set.

Week of February 18, 1980
Avon Championships of Detroit, Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Dianne Morrison 6-2, 7-5
2R d. Diane Desfor 6-0, 6-2
3R d. Christiane Jolissaint 6-3, 6-2
QF d. Virginia Ruzici [8] 6-1, 6-4
SF d. Wendy Turnbull [3] 6-2, 6-4
F d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley [1] 6-3, 6-0

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King clowning around in her press conference after winning the singles title.

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
SF advanced by walkover versus Virginia Wade / Greer Stevens (Wade had a high fever)
F d. Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

King won the singles title here for the third time in this tournament's nine-year history. But this was the first time since 1975 that King had won a singles title on the Virginia Slims or Avon winter tour. Evonne Goolagong Cawley was hampered during the final by a pulled abdominal muscle, which King noticed during the warm-up as Goolagong Cawley was unable to hit overheads properly. King broke serve and held to take a 5-2 lead in the first set. The Australian saved 4 set points in the next game and held serve after 8 deuces. King then held serve to win the set on a service ace. King also served an ace to win the match. Goolagong Cawley won only 10 points in the second set. The match was played before a crowd of 9,678.

Week of February 25, 1980
Avon Championships of Houston, Houston, Texas
Indoor
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Regina Marsikova 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-4
2R d. Roberta McCallum 7-5, 6-4
QF d. Sue Barker [6] 6-4, 7-5
SF d. Greer Stevens [8] 7-6(4), 7-6(4)
F d. Martina Navratilova [1] 6-1, 6-3

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Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
F d. Betty Stove / Wendy Turnbull 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

King trailed Greer Stevens 5-3 in both sets before rallying. She then needed only 50 minutes in the final to end Martina Navratilova's 28-match winning streak. In both sets, King took immediate 2-break leads.

Week of March 3, 1980
Avon Championships of Dallas, Moody Coliseum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Indoor
King was seeded [3]

1R lost to Greer Stevens 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4)

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
?R d. Andrea Jaeger / Suzy Jaeger 6-2, 6-1 (played March 5)
F d. Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

King was unable to hold a 5-3 lead in the final set against Greer Stevens and saw her 11-match winning streak snapped.

Week of March 10, 1980
Avon Championships of Boston, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Indoor
King was seeded [3]

1R d. Terry Holladay 6-3, 6-0
2R d. Sandy Collins 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Kathy Jordan [6] 6-4, 6-1
SF lost to Tracy Austin [1] 6-3, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
F lost to Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull 6-4, 7-6

Austin was overpowering during her defeat of King in the semifinals. Austin frequently hit shots out of King's reach and never let King get on track during the 54-minute match.

Week of March 17, 1980
The Avon Championships, Madison Square Garden, New York City
Indoor
King was seeded [3]

1RR d. Virginia Wade [5] 6-1, 6-3
2RR lost to Martina Navratilova [1] 6-2, 6-1

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Elimination round: d. Wendy Turnbull [6] 6-2, 6-2
SF lost to Tracy Austin [2] 6-3, 6-1

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Third place match: defaulted to Evonne Goolagong Cawley because of a right knee injury (without taking the court)

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
SF d. Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith 6-4, 6-4
F d. Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

After Virginia Wade held serve at love to open their round robin match, King won nine consecutive games with the loss of only nine points and, at the end of the first set, won 19 of the last 22 points. King hit her forehand with pace and confidence throughout the match. "Friends say the former New York Apples team tennis teammates seldom even greet each other these days."

Before a crowd of 10,312, Martina Navratilova needed 59 minutes to defeat King in her second round robin match. Navratilova said after the match, "We are friends, but once we do play, we're out there for killing. I was really nervous tonight, especially after the way she cleaned up the court with me last time . I haven't been this psyched up for a match in a long time." Normally conscious of the need to play big points well, King lost all eight 30-30 points in the match. King also hit a double fault on break point to give Navratilova a 3-1 lead in the second set and allowed Navratilova to dominate the close-in volleying exchanges at the net.The match started well for King as she won the toss, elected to receive, and immediately broke Navratilova's serve. In the next game, King won the first point on her serve, but then hit a double fault and sailed a forehand approach shot long. Navratilova then hit 2 high quality service returns at King's feet to complete the break back. "I really blew the match in the second game," said King.

Knowing she could not compete with Tracy Austin's power from the baseline, King hit lobs and spins against her in the semifinals, to no avail. King never reached break point on Austin's serve and hit 16 unforced errors in 16 games. Austin said, "I feel Billie Jean tried to change her game against me. She was trying to do a lot of spins and funny shots, instead of playing her game." King said she was "fed up" with her play. "Too many missed shots. No rhythm on the serve. No conviction. No commitment. New tactics needed. Back to the drawing board."

Week of March 24, 1980
Clairol Crown, La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California
Hard

1R/SF lost to Martina Navratilova 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-0
Third place match: Evonne Goolagong Cawley defeated King 6-0, 6-3

Women's doubles:
No results found.

King trailed 4-1 in the second set against Martina Navratilova before winning 4 consecutive games to lead 5-4. While serving for the match, King made 2 double faults and squandered 2 match points to help Navratilova even the set. On one of the match points, Navratilova hit a let cord winner off a service return. King said, "Sometimes let cords either win it for you or lose it for you. Today it won it for Martina and lost it for me. It was just unbelievable. I was distraught [after the second set], but kept trying. I was angry at myself because I hate to lose, especially these kind of matches. They really hurt."

Week of March 31, 1980
Bridgestone Doubles Championships, Tokyo
Indoor carpet
Played with Martina Navratilova

1R/QF d. Terry Holladay / Betsy Nagelsen McCormack 6-3, 6-4

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SF d. Betty Stove / Wendy Turnbull 7-6, 6-2
F d. Ann Kiyomura / Sue Barker 7-5, 6-3

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Week of April 7, 1980
Family Circle Cup, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Clay

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
QF lost to Joanne Russell / Sherry Acker 6-3, 6-0

Week of April 28, 1980
United Airlines Sunbird Cup (AAAA), Grenelefe Golf and Tennis Club, Haines City, Florida
Hard
King was seeded [3]

1R Barbara Jordan advanced by walkover (bronchitis)

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of May 12, 1980
Gunze World Tennis Tournament, Kobe and Tokyo, Japan
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R/QF lost to Rosemary Casals 6-4, 6-7, 6-0

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
RR or 1R d. Pam Shriver / Anne Smith (score unknown)
RR or SF d. Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
F d. Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull 6-3, 6-1

Perhaps the doubles was a round robin?

Week of May 26, 1980
French Open, Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Roberta McCallum 6-2, 6-1

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2R d. Anne Hobbs 6-2, 6-2
3R d. Leslie Allen 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

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QF lost to Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat [5] 6-1, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss) (seeded [1]):
1R lost to Candy Reynolds / Paula Smith 7-6, 3-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

This was the first time that King played the French Open since completing her career Grand Slam in singles in 1972. This was also King's first singles tournament in 4 weeks because of bronchial asthma. She got upset with a linesperson's call in the first game of the quarterfinal with Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat and played impatiently the remainder of the first set. She took a 4-1 lead in the second set before losing the last 5 games of the match. King remarked after the match, "I was just in a bad mood."

King had been scheduled to play mixed doubles with Ilie Nastase, but he withdrew from the tournament with a sore throat.

Week of June 23, 1980
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [5]

1R bye
2R d. Anne Smith 6-3, 7-6(3)
3R d. Mareen "Peanut" Louie Harper 6-2, 6-2
4R d. Pam Shriver 5-7, 7-6(5), 10-8

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QF lost to Martina Navratilova [1] 7-6(6), 1-6, 10-8

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Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Mary Carillo / Roberta McCallum 7-5, 6-4
3R d. Mona Schallau Guerrant / Kate Latham 1-0, retired
QF d. Chris Evert / Virginia Ruzici [6] 6-2, 6-2
SF lost to Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith [4] 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles (with Dick Stockton) (seeded [2]):
1R advanced by walkover versus ________ Gomez / ________ Segal
2R advanced by walkover versus Robin Drysdale / ________ Bostrom
3R d. Jose Luis Clerc / ________ Rodriguez 6-3, 6-0
QF lost to Mark Edmondson / Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat [6] 6-3, 7-6

King saved 2 set points in the second set against Anne Smith. King survived a match point against Pam Shriver in the second set at 5-4 when Shriver overhit a routine forehand volley. Shriver led 4-2 (40-0) while serving in the third set before hitting 3 consecutive double faults to lose the seventh game. King finally defeated Shriver in 2 hours, 40 minutes. King said, "She was serving terrifically and those underspin shots of hers were bouncing every way but Sunday. All I could do was just hang on, play every point the best I could, and hope that she would make an error. Her serve is a whopper. All I could do was just stand back and try to meet it." King also said that Shriver played a "resilient" match and "kept under good control, for her." She said Shriver had outclassed her most of the way and "everytime I got in a position where I thought, 'Now I'm rolling,' she rolled over me." King denied that she took comfort of Shriver's unravelling in recent matches. "You don't ever count on that if you're a great player. ... You have to win it if you're going to be a champion."

King led Navratilova in the first set tiebreak 5-1 when it started raining. Her eyeglasses got wet, and her request to suspend the match (per the pre-match agreement with tournament officials) was denied. She then lost the tiebreak 8-6. The match was then suspended until the following day. On day 2, King won 20 of the first 23 points in the second set and took the set in 17 minutes with the loss of only 7 points. Navratilova broke serve to lead 2-0 in the third set before King tied the set at 2-2. King served for the match at 6-5 but hit four bad volleys to lose her service at love. King said, "That was the biggest choke in the world. I choked. I didn't make it happen." King then saved 8 match points over 3 games, all with first serves to Navratilova's backhand and aggressive volleys off chipped returns. Three of the match points were at 6-7, three more were at 7-8 (0-40), and the last two were at 8-9. Navratilova said, "I couldn't believe it. Every time I needed just one point, she kept getting her first serve in. My serve was atrocious, and she served well and kept hitting winners off my passing shots." King's eyeglasses broke during the changeover at 8-9. King had a spare pair, but they were not quite right. Navratilova won the match on a forehand service return winner. King said afterwards "I think that may be the single match in my career that I could have won if I hadn't had bad eyes."

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[I]Picture taken sometime during Wimbledon.

Week of July 21, 1980
Central Fidelity Bank International (AA), Robins Center, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R lost to Wendy White Prausa 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova) (seeded [1]):
F d. Pam Shriver / Anne Smith [2] 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Wendy White Prausa was in control throughout the match that lasted less than 1 hour. King had only two opportunities to break White's serve during the match, but White saved both of them. She broke King in the third and seventh games of the first set and the first and fifth games of the second set.

Week of August 18, 1980
US Open, USTA National Tennis Center, New York City
Hard

Singles:
Did not play.

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Kathy May Teacher / Pam Teeguarden 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
3R d. Mima Jausovec / Renee Richards 6-4, 6-2
QF d. Virginia Wade / Greer Stevens [8] 6-2, 6-3
SF d. Andrea Jaeger / Regina Marsikova [6] 6-2, 6-3
F d. Pam Shriver / Betty Stove [4] 7-6, 7-5

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

In women's doubles, King won her 39th and last Grand Slam title. She won 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles, 5 of which were at the US Open. She won 13 titles at this tournament. King withdrew from the singles competition because, depending on which published report you believe, she felt she was not playing well enough or she had a "nagging, debilitating virus." Lee Jackson, the longtime tennis umpire and women's tennis official, told this writer during the tournament that King skipped the singles competition because of recent nasal polyp surgery.

Week of September 8, 1980
Toray Sillook (AAAA), No. 2 Olympic Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
Hard
King was seeded [1]

1R d. Rosemary Casals 6-3, 7-6
2R d. Barbara Hallquist 6-2, 6-3
QF d. Mima Jausovec 6-4, 6-4
SF d. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat [3] 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
F d. Terry Holladay [7] 7-5, 6-4

Women's doubles:
Not held.

King hit 11 double faults and trailed Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 5-2 in the third set before winning the last 5 games of their 1 hour, 45 minute semifinal. King then won the singles title for the third time.

Week of September 15, 1980
Buick-Riviera Classic (AAAA), Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Hard
King was seeded [3]

1R lost to Sylvia Hanika 7-5, 1-6, 6-3

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of September 22, 1980
Davison's Classic (AA), Atlanta, Georgia
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Ann Kiyomura 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
2R lost to Joanne Russell 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of September 29, 1980
U.S. Indoor Championships (Michelob Light Classic) (AA), Met Center, Bloomington, Minnesota
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R d. Mareen "Peanut" Louie Harper 7-6, 6-3
2R d. Susan Mascarin 7-5, 6-4
QF d. Roberta McCallum 6-2, 6-2
SF lost to Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat [4] 7-6, 6-3

Women's doubles:
No results found.

King played with a heavily taped forearm because of a muscle strain she suffered 3 weeks previously in Japan. She ended the year with a 2-2 singles record versus Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat.

King had minor knee surgery in San Francisco on 14 November 1980. Both knees were inspected by the surgeon. One was in excellent condition, and adhesions and cartilage were removed from the other. (I do not know which knee had the adhensions and cartilage removed.)

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:23 AM
Listed below are 5 singles tournaments (none of which she won), with a win-loss record of 5-9 (5-7 indoor, 0-1 hard, 0-1 grass).

Week of March 2, 1981
Avon Championships of Los Angeles, The Forum, Los Angeles
Indoor
King was seeded [5]

1R d. Susan Mascarin 7-5, 6-1
2R d. Lena Sandin 7-5, 6-4
QF lost to Martina Navratilova [1] 6-3, 7-5

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King while playing top-seeded Martina Navratilova in the quarterfinals.

King trailed Susan Mascarin 5-1 in the first set before winning the last 6 games of that set and 12 of the last 13 games of the match.

Week of March 9, 1981
Avon Championships of Dallas, Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas
Indoor

1R d. Felicia Raschiatore 6-3, 6-4
2R d. Virginia Wade 6-4, 6-3
QF lost to Virginia Ruzici 6-3, 6-2

After beating Virginia Wade, King said, "Virginia had a little trouble readying at the net, but we were pretty useful for 35 and 37 years old." But after losing to Virginia Ruzici, King said, "I never read the ball at all. Virginia killed me. I was missing all the high volleys, and I didn't serve well all week. I have to get tougher."

Week of March 16, 1981
Avon Championships of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Indoor
King was seeded [7]

1R lost to Kate Latham 6-3, 6-0

Kate Latham led throughout the match as King was unable to keep the ball on the court. Latham never lost her serve during the 37 minute match. King said, "I shouldn't play three tournaments in a row after my last knee operation last November. Winning and losing is good feedback to where you're at. I have to take a good look why I lost. Is it that I'm too old? That I can't cut it anymore? Should I get out? When you've been playing 27 years, there are highs and lows. You have to analyze the commitment to the game coming back from an injury. You have to be honest, and I always have with myself." But she also claimed, "I feel terrific. I have no excuses. Nothing went right for me. Everything I hit was two or three inches out."

Week of April 27, 1981
United Airlines Tournament of Champions Sunbird Cup (category 7), Grenelefe Golf and Tennis Resort, Haines City, Florida
Hard
King was seeded [6]

1R lost to Susan Rollinson 7-5, 6-3

Women's doubles:
Did not play.

Week of May 4, 1981
Bridgestone Doubles, Tokyo

Women's doubles (with Andrea Jaeger):
1R: lost to Anne Smith / Kathy Jordan 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6

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Loser's bracket: lost to Laura DuPont / Barbara Jordan 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

There probably was a third match to decide 7th and 8th places, versus the loser of M. Blackwood / S. Leo against Marita Redondo / Mareen "Peanut" Louie Harper. Before the tournament began and because of the ongoing "palimony" lawsuit involving King and Marilyn Barnett, King had offered to release Andrea Jaeger from her commitment to play with King in this tournament. But Jaeger and her parents refused.

Week of May 11, 1981
Gunze Tournament, Kobe, Japan

Women's doubles (with Andrea Jaeger):
F lost to Pam Shriver / Wendy Turnbull 6-7, 6-1, 6-4

Week of May 25, 1981
French Open, Roland Garros, Paris
Clay

Singles:
Did not play.

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss) (seeded [10]):
1R bye
2R advanced by walkover versus ________ Pakker / Marianne Van der Torre
3R d. Andrea Jaeger / Sylvia Hanika [7] 0-6, 6-2, 6-4
QF lost to Paula Smith / Candy Reynolds [2] 7-6, 6-3

Week of June 8, 1981
Surrey Championships (category 1), Surbiton, United Kingdom
Grass

1R bye
2R lost to Barbara Hallquist 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
F lost to Sue Barker / Ann Kiyomura 6-1, 6-7, 6-1

After losing her second round match in 58 minutes, King incorrectly predicted, "'It's a pretty good chance that this was my last British tournament.'' As for missing Wimbledon for the first time since 1960, King denied that her absence was related to the Marilyn Barnett palimony suit and said, "I shall miss not walking out onto the center court at Wimbledon, but I am not afraid to go out there. I have played only 3 tournaments this year, and I decided 8 weeks ago that I would not play at Wimbledon. I have played there 20 times in a row, and it is a real wrench not to play again this year. I would love to play until I was 100 if I could. But let's face it, I'm 37 and I've been through 5 knee operations and I know I cannot go on forever."

Week of October 26, 1981
First National Bank Tennis Classic, Towson Center, Towson State University, Baltimore, Maryland
Indoor
King was seeded [2]

1R lost to Susan Mascarin 6-7, 6-2, 6-4

Week of November 2, 1981
International Kim Cup, Turin, Italy
Indoor

1RR lost to Virginia Wade 6-2, 6-3
2RR lost to Bettina Bunge 7-6, 6-4
3RR lost to Sue Barker 7-6, 6-0
4RR d. Virginia Ruzici 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:24 AM
Listed below are 19 singles tournaments (1 of which she won), with a win-loss record of 28-18 (11-8 indoor, 0-0 unknown, 13-4 grass, 0-2 hard, 4-4 clay). She also won 1 women's doubles title.

Week of January 11
Avon Championships of Cincinnati, Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Indoor carpet
King was seeded [8]

1R d. Rosalyn Fairbank 6-3, 7-6(6)
2R d. Pam Casale 7-5, 6-4
QF d. Sylvia Hanika [2] 7-5, 6-4
SF lost to Barbara Potter [5] 7-5, 1-6, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
1R d. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat / Pam Teeguarden 6-3, 6-2
QF lost to Anne Smith / Pam Shriver [4] 6-2, 6-4

After her first round win, King said, "I feel better than I have since 1975. I won't be No. 1 again, but I'll have good matches. I haven't met the person in individual sport who, at 38 years old, is willing to pay the price to be No. 1 again."

Week of January 25
Avon Championships of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Indoor carpet
King was seeded [8]

1R d. Kathy Jordan 6-1, 6-4
2R lost to Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 7-5, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
1R lost to Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver [1] 6-4, 6-2

Week of February 1
Avon Championships of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
Indoor carpet
King was seeded [8]

1R lost to Ann Kiyomura 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 retired

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
1R d. Mary Lou Daniels Piatek / Wendy White Prausa [4] 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
QF lost to Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer / Bonnie Gadusek 6-1, 6-1

After walking off the court in the middle of her match with Ann Kiyomura, King said, "I was fighting myself the whole time. I apologize. It was very unprofessional. But I couldn't stand out there and go through the motions." Later, King said that she had not been 100 percent since learning of the shooting death of tennis professional Andrea Buchanon, a close friend.

Week of February 15
Avon Championships of Houston, Houston, Texas
Indoor carpet
King was unseeded

1R lost to Sue Barker 6-2, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
QF lost to Mary Lou Daniels Piatek / Wendy White Prausa 6-4, 6-4

"A crowd of 2,200 sat in polite, unhappy silence as Sue Barker humiliated" King in their first round match. After the match, Barker was apologetic, almost to the point of being condescending. King said, "When we're younger, we all say we're going to quit when we're No. 1. People ask me now why I won't quit. They just don't understand. It's like dancing or singing or playing a musical intrument. You can't all of a sudden say, 'Oh, I don't like that anymore.' I still enjoy it even if I'm not as good as I used to be. It's like Nureyev. When he dances, he doesn't leap as high as he did. But some people still come to see him. What is good enough? If you're the fifth or eighth or tenth best doctor in the world, should you quit? I don't think so."

Week of February 22
Avon Championships of California, Oakland, California
Indoor carpet
King was unseeded

1R lost to Virginia Ruzici [8] 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
1R d. Pam Casale Telford / Leigh Thompson 6-3, 7-6
2R d. Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull [1] 6-4, 6-4
QF lost to Kathy Jordan / Pam Shriver [4] 6-3, 4-6, 7-6

King lost her fourth consecutive singles match and said, "I'm pretty discouraged. I'm in good shape physically, but I'm not playing any of the big points like I should."

Week of March 1
Avon Championships of Los Angeles, The Forum, Los Angeles, California
Indoor carpet
King was unseeded

1R d. Bettina Bunge [4] 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
2R d. Leigh-Anne Thompson 6-1, 7-5
QF d. Andrea Leand 3-6, 6-0, 7-6(4)
SF lost to Mima Jausovec [5] 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
1R d. Pat Medrado / Claudia Monteiro 6-4, 6-1
QF advanced by walkover versus Andrea Jaeger / Betsy Nagelsen
SF lost to Barbara Potter / Sharon Walsh Pete [3] 6-3, 7-6

King won the first 5 games of the third set during her first round upset of Bettina Bunge. This ended King's 4-match losing streak.

Week of March 8
Avon Championships of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Indoor carpet
King was unseeded

1R lost to Wendy White Prausa 7-6(1), 6-2

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss) (seeded [5]):
1R d. Jo Durie / Anne Hobbs 6-2, 6-3
2R d. Sandy Collins / Mareen "Peanut" Louie Harper 6-3, 0-6, 6-0
QF d. Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull [3] 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
SF d. Eva Pfaff / Helena Sukova 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
F lost to Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver [1] 6-4, 6-4

Week of March 15
Avon Championships of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Indoor carpet
King was unseeded

1R d. Pam Shriver [2] 6-7, 6-2, 6-4
2R d. Ann Kiyomura 6-4, 6-2
QF lost to Wendy Turnbull [5] 6-4, 7-6(3)

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss) (seeded [3]):
1R d. Kate Latham / Yvonne Vermaak 6-4, 6-1
QF d. Barbara Jordan / Nancy Yeargin 6-1, 6-3
SF lost to Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull [2] 6-1, 7-6

By upsetting Pam Shriver in the first round, King denied Shriver the chance to play at the season-ending Avon Championships in New York City. "King ... simply outwore her younger and stronger opponent. King lost serve just once, in the third game of the first set, and as if to show the world it was no fluke, closed out the match with a love game, winning, fittingly, on a backhand volley set up by a deep serve." Shriver was bitter after the match. "I figured I had done them a big favor by coming here, and I wondered who I was going to get in the draw. Billie Jean was the worst that could be. All our matches are close, and I've seen her hack it away in other matches. But not with me. I just hope the WTA is happy, that's all I can say. The crowd was cheering for her as the underdog, and that was kind of a joke. I figured I should be the underdog or at least the savior." King lost her temper while serving at 6-5 in the second set of her quarterfinal against Wendy Turnbull. King threw her racquet off the court, received a conduct warning, lost the game, and then slammed her racquet against the umpire's chair. Obviously unsettled, she then fell behind quickly 4-1 in the tiebreaker. The loss was her first to Turnbull in singles after 10 consecutive wins and ended King's hopes of qualifying for the Avon Championships.

Week of April 5
Family Circle Magazine Cup, Sea Pines Racquet Club, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Clay
King was seeded [11]

1R lost to Pam Casale 6-7, 6-4, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss) (seeded [4]):
1R d. Lisa Bonder Kreiss / Zina Garrison 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
2R d. Andrea Leand / Anne White 6-4, 6-1
QF lost to Candy Reynolds / Paula Smith [5] 0-6, 6-4, 6-4

Week of April 12
Bridgestone Doubles, Fort Worth, Texas
Clay
Played with Ilana Kloss

QF lost to Sue Barker / Ann Kiyomura [4] 7-5, 6-1

Week of May 3
Ellesse Italian Open, Perugia
Clay
King was seeded [6]

1R bye
2R d. Patricia Medrado 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
3R d. Ivanna Madruga-Osses 6-2, 0-6, 6-4
QF d. Sylvia Hanika [3] 6-0, 0-6, 6-3
SF lost to Hana Mandlikova [2] 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss) (seeded [2]):
1R d. Marie Pinterova / Naoko Sato 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
2R d. Penny Mager / Amanda Tobin Evans 6-0, 6-3
QF d. Bonnie Gadusek / Renata Tomanova [7] 6-3, 6-3
SF d. Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer / Tanya Harford [3] 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
F lost to Kathleen Horvath / Yvonne Vermaak [6] 2-6, 6-4, 7-6

Week of May 10
Toyota Swiss Open, Lugano
Clay

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss) (seeded [2]):
1R lost to Bonnie Gadusek / Renata Tomanova 7-6, 6-3

Week of May 17
German Open, Berlin
Clay
King was seeded [6]

1R bye
2R lost to Duk-Hee Lee 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss) (seeded [3]):
1R d. Sandy Collins / Barbara Lemberg 6-4, 6-2
2R lost to Jo Durie / Kim Sands 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Week of May 24
French Open, Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
King was seeded [10]

1R bye
2R d. Leigh-Anne Thompson 6-4, 6-4
3R lost to Lucia Romanov 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles:
Did not play.

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

King played the third round match while suffering from a virulent stomach virus. She would have played Chris Evert had King beaten Romanov. She never again played the French Open.

Week of June 7
Edgbaston Cup, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [4]

1R bye
2R d. Lele Forood 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
3R d. Marjorie Blackwood 7-6, 6-1
QF d. Leslie Allen [9] 6-3, 7-6
SF d. Betsy Nagelsen [7] 6-3, 6-7, 6-4
F d. Rosalyn Fairbank 6-2, 6-1

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss) (seeded [4]):
1R d. Elizabeth Jones / Deborah Jevans Jarrett 6-1, 6-4
2R d. Sophie Amiach / Corinne Vanier 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
QF lost to Ann Kiyomura / Sharon Walsh Pete [6] 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

King won the final in 51 minutes for her first singles title since September 1980 in Tokyo. King won the Maud Watson Trophy for the first time in her career. This was the original trophy at Wimbledon, first won by Watson in 1884.

Week of June 14
BMW Championships, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [11]

1R d. Elizabeth Jones 6-4, 6-2
2R lost to Rosalyn Fairbank 6-1, 1-6, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss) (seeded [6]):
1R d. Claudia Monteiro / Pat Medrado 6-3, 7-5
2R d. Diane Desfor / Barbara Hallquist 6-3, 6-4
QF lost to Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver [1] 6-1, 6-2

Week of June 21
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [12]

1R bye
2R d. Claudia Pasquale 6-3, 6-2
3R d. Tanya Harford 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-3

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4R d. Wendy Turnbull [6] 6-2, 6-3
QF d. Tracy Austin [3] 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

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Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss) (seeded [9]):
1R bye
2R lost to Claudia Monteiro / Pat Medrado 7-6, 3-6, 7-5

Mixed doubles (with Owen Davidson) (seeded [8]):
1R d. John Feaver / Anne Hobbs 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
2R d. Ray Moore / Tanya Harford 6-1, 7-6
3R lost to Dennis Ralston / Sharon Walsh Pete 6-4, 6-4

In her third round match with Tanya Harford, King saved 3 match points at 7–5, 5–4 (40–0). King said in her post-match press conference, "I can't recall the previous time I have been so close to defeat and won. When I was down 4–5 and love–40, I told myself, 'You have been here 21 years, so use that experience and hang on.'"

In the fourth round, King upset Wendy Turnbull in straight sets. Turnbull said after the match, "I grew up reading and hearing about Billie Jean. Because of all she's won and all she's done, all of us have held her somewhat in awe. We still do, I think. I played terribly. I think part of it was my psyche, my mental block."

King then upset Tracy Austin in the quarterfinals to became the oldest female Wimbledon semifinalist since Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers in 1920. This was King's first career victory over Austin after five defeats and reversed the result of their 1979 Wimbledon quarterfinal. King said in her post-match press conference, "Today, I looked at the scoreboard when I was 2–0 in the third set and the '2' seemed to be getting bigger and bigger. In 1979, when I was up 2–0 at the same stage, I was tired and didn't have anything left. But today I felt so much better and was great mentally." About the win, King said, "It was very gratifying. But Tracy was not match tough. She has had injuries the last two years and hasn't had a chance to play as much as she should." Austin said, "Since she had never beaten me, I thought I might win. I was eager to get through and play Chris [Evert] in the semifinals." But Austin said it was "no miracle" that King won. "She's a smart lady. She loves tennis. She thinks tennis 24 hours a day."

Two days later in the semifinals, which was King's 250th career match at Wimbledon in singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles, Chris Evert needed 5 match points and 1 hour, 56 minutes to defeat King. King was down a set and 2–1 in the second set before winning five consecutive games to even the match. King explained that she actually lost the match in the first set by failing to convert break points at 15–40 in the second and fourth games. "I am learning how to play again. I have started to believe again. I think I can win again. I'm upset I lost. I had a lot of chances in the first set. I'm proud I gave full effort, but I don't like the end result. Chris played well - she had to." Evert said, "I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know whether Billie Jean could keep up the kind of tennis she played against Austin. But I didn't want to underestimate her just because of her age. I hadn't played her much in recent years, and I had forgotten how tough her first serve is. It is one of the toughest, with so much spin on it. It's tough to hit good passing shots off it. She has the best volley in women's tennis. I tried to keep her in the backcourt. I never got negative. I never got discouraged."

The following picture was taken sometime during this tournament.

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Week of August 9
Toyota Classic, Atlanta, Georgia
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Chris Evert) (seeded [4]):
1R d. Iva Budarova / Marcella Skuherska 6-3, 6-3
QF d. Sherry Acker / Lele Forood 6-1, 6-3
SF d. Yvonne Vermaak / Nancy Yeargin (score unknown)
F lost to Betsy Nagelson / Kathy Jordan [1] 4-6, 7-6(11), 7-6(3)

Week of August 16
Player’s Canadian Open, Montreal
Hard
King was seeded [8]

1R bye
2R lost to Iva Budarova 4-6, 6-3, 3-1 retired (right knee injury)

King claimed that an injury to her right knee forced her default, but there was speculation that King actually defaulted in protest against the officiating. King was the victim of a number of questionable line calls. But after the match, King said, "A lot of people will think I'm not playing because of the [upcoming US] Open. But I'm more concerned with my health. I was in a Catch-22 situation out there. I didn't run after some balls, and the people probably think I was dogging it. But if I ran after them, I was worried I might hurt my knee further. I was in a no-win situation. In my own self interest, I had to stop. I did not leave because of the officiating. I used to play through injuries like this. But when I'm lying in the hospital bed for a month, who takes care of me then?" On the other hand, a courtside photographer reported that King said as she was leaving the court, "I can't play with this officiating."

Week of August 23
Volvo Women's Tennis Cup, Mahwah, New Jersey
Hard

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss) (seeded [5]):
1R d. Vicki Nelson / Kim Steinmetz 6-2, 6-3
2R lost to Andrea Temesvari / Jo Durie 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Week of August 30
US Open, New York City
Hard
King was seeded [12]

1R lost to Susan Mascarin 6-3, 6-2

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Women's doubles (with Chris Evert) (seeded [15]):
1R d. Eva Pfaff / Renata Tomanova 7-5, 6-0
2R d. Jennifer Goodling / Vicki Nelson Dunbar 6-1, 6-0
QF failed to advance by walkover versus Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver [1]

Mixed doubles (with Robert Van't Hof) ([unseeded]):
1R d. Craig Wittus / Kim Steinmetz 6-4, 6-2
2R lost to Kevin Curren / Anne Smith [1] 6-3, 6-3

King led 3-0 (30-15) before Susan Mascarin came back to win the match. King said, "I was trying as hard as I could. Nothing went right. I was exasperated." She never again played singles at the US Open.

Week of September 20
U.S. Indoor Championships, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Pam Shriver) (seeded [3]):
1R d. Lele Forood / Sherry Acker 7-5, 6-3
QF d. Jane Preyer / Anna Maria Fernandez 6-2, 6-3
SF lost to Sharon Walsh Pete / Barbara Potter [1] 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Week of October 18
Anglo American Life Indoors, Johannesburg, South Africa
Team competition
Indoor

d. Jennifer Mundel 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
d. Tanya Harford 6-4, 6-2

Week of November 15
National Panasonic Open, Brisbane, Australia
Grass

Women's doubles (with Anne Smith) (seeded [4]):
1R d. Iva Budarova / Nerida Gregory 6-1, 6-2
2R d. Christiane Jolissaint / Marcella Mesker 7-6, 6-3
QF d. Candy Reynolds / Paula Smith [6] 6-1, 7-5
SF d. Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull [1] 6-3, 7-6
F d. Claudia Kohde Kilsch / Eva Pfaff [8] 6-3, 6-4

Week of November 22
New South Wales Building Society Open, Sydney, Australia
Grass
King was seeded [9]

1R lost to Sherry Acker 6-4, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Anne Smith) (seeded [5]):
1R d. Chris O'Neil / Pay Whytcross 6-2, 7-5
2R d. Anna Maria Fernandez / Beth Norton 6-3, 6-4
QF d. Jennifer Mundel Reinbold / Beverly Mould 6-3, 6-0
SF lost to Claudia Kohde Kilsch / Eva Pfaff 6-4, 6-3

Week of November 29
Australian Open, Melbourne
Grass
King was seeded [9]

1R d. Jane Preyer 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
2R d. Petra Delhees 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
3R d. Barbara Potter [7] 6-4, 6-2
QF lost to Chris Evert [2] 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles (with Anne Smith) (seeded [4]):
1R d. Chris O'Neil / Pam Whytcross 6-3, 7-6
2R d. Keryn Pratt / Linda Cassell 6-3, 6-3
QF d. Christiane Jolissaint / Marcella Mesker 7-6, 2-6, 7-5
SF lost to Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver [1] 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

There was no mixed doubles event.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:25 AM
Listed below are 10 singles tournaments (2 of which she won), with a win-loss record of 25-8 (8-4 indoor, 16-2 grass, 1-1 hard, 0-1 unknown). (Her win-loss total does not include third-place matches.) She also won 4 women's doubles titles.

Week of January 17
Central Trust Tennis Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio
Indoor

SF d. Tracy Austin 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

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F lost to Hana Mandlikova 6-4, 6-3

Week of February 14
Virginia Slims of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Yvonne Vermaak):
1R lost to Helena Sukova / Catherine Tanvier 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Week of February 28
Carta Blanca FCT Invitational, The Forum, Inglewood, California
Indoor
King was unseeded

1R d. Betsy Nagelson 6-2, 6-1
QF d. Bettina Bunge [4] 6-4, 6-4
SF lost to Martina Navratilova [1] 6-1, 6-3

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King lost the semifinal in only 43 minutes.

Week of March 14
Virginia Slims of Boston, Boston University (through the quarterfinals) & Boston Garden (in the semifinal), Boston, Massachusetts
Indoor
King was seeded [5]

1R d. Anne White 6-2, 6-2
2R d. Kathy Jordan 6-4, 6-3
QF d. Kathy Horvath 6-4, 6-3
SF lost to Sylvia Hanika [4] 7-5, 6-2

King led Sylvia Hanika 4-2 in the first set before Hanika broke King in the eighth and twelfth games to win the set. In the second set, King had trouble with her usually reliable backhand. "I wanted so badly to play tomorrow. Of all the nights I had to lose. In the second set, she just killed me. She was whaling at everything. Her spins were really heavy." The loss put a damper on the post-match ceremony to celebrate King's 25 years of professional tennis. Bobby Riggs and King's parents were among those in attendance.

Week of March 21
Virginia Slims Championships, Madison Square Garden, New York City
Indoor carpet
King was unseeded

1R d. Andrea Jaeger [3] 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

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Third place match: lost to Sylvia Hanika [8] 6-1, 7-6(5)

In front of a crowd of 10,383, 39-year old King upset 17-year old Andrea Jaeger in the first round. King said about Jaeger, "I think she just went and bagged it, just didn't want to be out there. Her heart and soul was not in it 100 percent. Sometimes you can play badly, but the effort is there. Maybe she injured herself during the match. I really don't know." King won 8 consecutive games against Barbara Potter in the quarterfinals to build a 5-0 second set lead. After winning the match, she said about her upcoming semifinal with Chris Evert, "Chris is always consistent and you always know what she's going to do. I only hope her execution is subpar." It wasn't, although King did not help her own cause by getting in only 54 percent of her first serves. King had a break point in each of Evert's first 2 service games but could not convert. In the third place match, King broke Sylvia Hanika's serve as she served for the match. But Hanika built an early lead in the tiebreak and held on for the win.

Women's doubles (with Candy Reynolds):
QF d. Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull 7-6, 6-2
SF lost to Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver [1] 6-2, 6-4

Week of March 28
Bridgestone Doubles Championships, Municipal Gymnasium, Tokyo
Indoor carpet
Played with Sharon Walsh Pete

1R/QF d. Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull [2] 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
SF d. Mima Jausovec / Leslie Allen [4] 6-7(7), 7-5, 6-4
F d. Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith [1] 6-0, 6-1

Week of April 18
United Airlines Tournament of Champions, Haines City, Florida
Hard
King was seeded [5]

1R bye
2R d. Alycia Moulton 6-2, 6-3
QF lost to Hana Mandlikova [4] 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Women's doubles (with Anne Smith):
QF d. Andrea Jaeger / Mary Lou Daniels 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
SF d. Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull [2] 6-4, 6-1
F d. Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver [1] 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(9)

King and Anne Smith handed the team of Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver their first loss since the 1982 US Open.

Week of May 9
Triumph International, Johannesburg, South Africa
Outdoors (surface unknown)

1R/SF lost to Chris Evert 6-4, 6-4
Third place match: d. Sylvia Hanika 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Week of May 30
Kentish Times Festival, Beckenham, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Joy Tacon 6-1, 6-1
3R d. Florenta Mihai 6-1, 6-0
QF d. Sue Barker [6] 6-4, 7-5
SF d. Sharon Walsh Pete [4] 6-3, 6-4
F d. Barbara Potter [2] 6-4, 6-3

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
F not played versus Barbara Potter / Sharon Walsh Pete

Week of June 6
Edgbaston Cup, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [1]

1R bye
2R d. Pam Casale 6-2, 6-4
3R d. Ann Kiyomura [10] 6-2, 6-1
QF d. Elizabeth Sayers Smylie 6-3, 6-4
SF d. Anne White [13] 7-5, 6-2
F d. Alycia Moulton [15] 6-0, 7-5

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Women's doubles (with Sharon Walsh Pete) (seeded [3]):
1R d. Sandy Collins / Zina Garrison 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
2R d. Amanda Tobin-Evans / Deborah Jevans-Jarrett 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Susan Leo / Sabina Simmonds 6-2, 6-2
SF d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer [6] 5-7, 7-6, 7-5
F d. Elizabeth Sayers Smylie / Beverly Mould [8] 6-2, 6-4

At 5-5, King recorded the only service break of the semifinal with Anne White. King needed only 58 minutes to defeat Alycia Moulton, 18 years her junior, in the final. King lost only 13 points in her 9 service games.

Week of June 20
Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
Grass
King was seeded [10]

1R d. Elizabeth Sayers Smylie 7-5, 6-3
2R d. Beth Herr 6-7(4), 6-2, 8-6 (Centre Court) http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/1983/06/22/AS220683016 (http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist/ITN/1983/06/22/AS220683016)
3R d. Rosemary Casals 6-3, 6-4 (Court No. 2)
4R d. Wendy Turnbull [7] 7-5, 6-3 (Court No. 14)

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QF d. Kathy Jordan 7-5, 6-4 (Court No. 1)

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[I]King leaving Centre Court for the last time in her singles career.

Women's doubles (with Chris Evert) (seeded [8]):
1R bye
2R d. Christiane Jolissaint / Petra Jauch Delhees 7-6, 6-2
3R lost to Kathy Jordan / Mima Jausovec [9] 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Mixed doubles (with Steve Denton) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. R. Lewis / Michelle Torres 7-5, 6-3
3R d. David Lloyd / Sue Barker 6-1, 6-2
QF d. Tom Gullickson / Kathy Jordan [6] 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
SF d. Morris Skip Strode / Andrea Temesvári 6-4, 6-3
F lost to John Lloyd / Wendy Turnbull [2] 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-5 http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/1983/07/03/AS030783006 (http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist/ITN/1983/07/03/AS030783006)

King was the oldest woman ever to be seeded in the Wimbledon singles competition. She trailed 5-6 in the final set of her second round Centre Court match with Beth Herr, which lasted exactly 2 hours. "When I fell behind, I didn't think about losing or that it might be my last match there. I said to myself, 'I love this court. What's wrong with you?' Then I buckled down and fought as hard as I could. Yes, I think she should have beaten me. It wasn't the court that bothered me - it was the balls. They seemed very heavy. I couldn't get the feel. My forehand was awful." By defeating Wendy Turnbull in the fourth round, King became the oldest women's quarterfinalist since 40-year-old Margaret Osborne DuPont in 1958. In the quarterfinals, King won the first point on her service games 8 of 11 times compared to Kathy Jordan's 4 of 11 times. "I have gotten this far because I have worked all year on my serve and my backward and forward mobility, which ... are the most important aspects of my game on grass." This win made King the oldest women's semifinalist since Dorothea Douglas Lambert Chambers in 1920. But Andrea Jaeger thrashed King in the semifinals in 56 minutes. "I had no injuries. No troubles. I was totally prepared for the match. But I just couldn't do one thing I had planned to do. She just cleaned my clock." The only service break in the mixed doubles final occurred in the last game of the match.

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This picture was taken sometime during this tournament.

Week of August 15
Player's Challenge Canadian Open, Toronto
Hard

Women's doubles (with Sharon Walsh Pete):
1R d. Kathleen Horvath / Yvonne Vermaak 6-4, 6-2
2R d. Camille Benjamin / Corinne Vanier 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Hana Mandlikova / Betsy Nagelsen 6-4, 6-0
SF lost to Candy Reynolds / Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer 6-2, 7-6

Week of August 29
US Open, USTA National Tennis Center, New York City
Hard

Women's doubles (with Sharon Walsh Pete) (seeded [5]):
1R d. Elizabeth Minter / Anne Minter 6-1, 6-3
2R d. Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Svetlana Parkhomenko 6-3, 6-3
3R d. Gretchen Magers Rush / Louise Allen 6-3, 6-2
QF d. Wendy White Prausa / Bonnie Gadusek 6-1, 6-1
SF lost to Candy Reynolds / Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer [2] 7-6, 2-6, 7-5

Mixed doubles (with Trey Waltke) (seeded [6]):
1R d. Ross Case / Mary Lou Piatek 6-7, 6-3, 6-3
2R lost to Syd Ball / Kim Shaefer 7-5, 6-4

Week of September 26
U.S. Indoor Championships, Hartford, Connecticut
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Sharon Walsh Pete) (seeded [2]):
1R d. Claudia Monteiro / Yvonne Vermaak 6-4, 6-4
QF d. Mary Lou Daniels / Wendy White Prausa 6-4, 6-1
SF d. Barbara Jordan / Elizabeth Sayers Smylie 6-3, 6-3
F d. Barbara Potter / Kathy Jordan [4] 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Week of November 21
New South Wales Building Society Open, Sydney, Australia
Grass

Women's doubles (with Sharon Walsh Pete) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Sherry Acker / Lele Forood 6-3, 6-0
2R d. Barbara Jordan / Elizabeth Sayers Smylie 6-4, 6-4
QF d. Alycia Moulton / Paula Smith [8] 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
SF lost to Wendy Turnbull / Anne Hobbs [6] 6-3, 6-2

Week of November 28
Australian Open, Melbourne
Grass
King was seeded [7]

1R d. Laura Bernstein 6-2, 6-2
2R lost to Catherine Tanvier 7-6, 4-6, 6-4

Women's doubles (with Sharon Walsh Pete) (seeded [2]):
1R d. Debbie Freeman / Annette Gully 6-1, 6-2
2R d. Jennifer Mundel / Ann Henricksson 6-0, 6-0
QF d. Ilana Kloss / Heather Ludloff 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
SF lost to Wendy Turnbull / Anne Hobbs [6] 6-4, 6-1

There was no mixed doubles event.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:25 AM
Listed below is 1 singles tournament, with a win-loss record of 0-3 (0-3 indoor).

Week of January 9, 1984
Virginia Slims of California, Oakland, California
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Sharon Walsh Pete) (seeded [2]):
1R lost to Sandy Collins / Kathleen Horvath 6-0, 3-6, 6-4

Week of February 6, 1984
Virginia Slims of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Sharon Walsh Pete) (seeded [1]):
1R d. Catherine Tanvier / Andrea Temesvari 6-3, 7-6(5)
QF d. Andrea Leand / Mary Lou Daniels 6-0, 7-5
SF d. Wendy Turnbull / Anne Hobbs [3] 6-4, 6-3
F d. Pam Shriver / Barbara Potter [4] 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Week of February 20, 1984
U.S. Indoor Championships, Livingston, New Jersey
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Sharon Walsh Pete) (seeded [2]):
1R d. Virginia Wade / Terry Holladay 6-2, 6-1
QF d. Bonnie Gadusek / Wendy White Prausa 6-3, 6-3
SF failed to advance by walkover versus Ann Kiyomura / Jo Durie [4]

Week of February 27, 1984
Virginia Slims Championships, Madison Square Garden, New York City
Indoor carpet

Women's doubles (with Sharon Walsh Pete) (seeded [2]):
QF d. Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
SF lost to Ann Kiyomura / Jo Durie 6-3, 7-5

Week of March 5, 1984
Bridgestone Doubles Championships, Tokyo
Indoor carpet
Played with Sharon Walsh Pete, seeded [1]

1R/QF d. Gigi Fernandez / Beth Herr 6-0, 2-6, 6-3
SF lost to Barbara Jordan / Elizabeth Sayers Smylie 6-0, 3-6, 7-6(4)

The following picture was taken sometime during this tournament.

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Week of June 18, 1984
Eastbourne International, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Grass

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [5]):
1R d. Pam Teeguarden / Beth Herr 7-5, 6-4
2R d. Terry Holladay / Kim Shaefer 7-6, 6-3
QF lost to Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver [1] 6-2, 6-2

Week of July 25, 1984
McDonald's Australian Women's Indoor Championship, Sydney
Indoor

1RR lost to Hana Mandlikova [2] 6-2, 7-5
2RR lost to Pam Shriver 6-3, 6-2
3RR lost to Manuela Maleeva Fragniere 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Week of August 27, 1984
US Open, USTA National Tennis Center, New York City
Hard

Women's doubles (with Chris Evert) (seeded [9]):
1R d. Claudia Monteiro / Yvonne Vermaak 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
2R d. Barbara Gerken / Penny Mager 6-2, 6-2
3R d. Kathy Jordan / Elizabeth Sayers Smylie [8] 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(1)
QF lost to Betsy Nagelsen / Anne White [15] 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3

Mixed doubles (with Fritz Buehning) ([unseeded]):
1R d. Charles Cox / Wendy White Prausa 6-4, 6-1
2R d. Ken Flach / Felicia Raschiatore 6-2, 6-3
3R lost to Michael Fancutt / Candy Reynolds [8] 7-6, 6-4

Week of September 10, 1984
Belgian American Mixed Doubles Classic, Las Colinas Sports Club, Irving Texas
Partner was Kevin Curren

1R/QF: lost to Steve Denton / Kathy Jordan (score unknown)

Week of April 15, 1985
Sunkist / WTA Championships, Amelia Island, Florida
Clay

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R lost to Chris Evert / Carling Bassett Seguso [3] 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-1

Week of January 5, 1987
Chicago, Illinois
Indoor hard

Women's doubles (with Ilana Kloss):
1R d. Mandy Wilson / Amy Frazier 6-3, 6-3
QF lost to Mary Lou Daniels / Yvonne Vermaak [1] 6-3, 6-2

Week of June 12, 1989
Dow Classic, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Grass

Women's doubles (with Martina Navratilova):
1R d. Heather Ludloff / Maria Lindstrom 6-4, 7-5
2R lost to Julie Richardson / Anne Minter 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

Week of March 5, 1990
Virginia Slims of Florida, Boca Raton, Florida
Hard

Women's doubles (with Jennifer Capriati):
1R d. Laura Golarsa / Claudia Porwik 6-2, 6-3
2R lost to Brenda Schultz McCarthy / Andrea Temesvari [6] 6-3, 6-2

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:27 AM
Some head-to-head singles records (including the National Tennis League but not World Team Tennis):

King 52, Rosemary Casals 11 (King won all 4 Grand Slam singles matches and 48 of their last 56 matches overall)
King 40, Ann Haydon Jones 13
King 31, Virginia Wade 11 (King won 5 of 6 Grand Slam singles matches)
King 29, Francoise Durr 7
King 25, Kerry Melville Reid 8
King 20, Karen Krantzcke 2
King 20, Julie Heldman 4 (all of Heldman's wins were in 3 sets, including the infamous 1973 US Open third round match)
King 19, Betty Stove 2
King 18, Nancy Richey 12 (Richey won 8 of first 11 before King won 15 of last 19)
King 16, Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 1
King 13, Kathy Harter 0
King 13, Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3 (King won 6 of 7 Grand Slam singles matches)
King 13, Margaret Smith Court 21 (after Court won 9 of first 10, they finished 12-12)
King 12, Lesley Hunt 0
King 12, Helen Gourlay Cawley 0 (1971 French Open runner-up and 1977 (December) Australian Open runner-up)
King 12, Carole Caldwell Graebner 3
King 11, Wendy Turnbull 1
King 11, Judy Tegart Dalton 3
King 10, Kristen Kemmer Shaw 0 (King won 20 of 21 sets)
King 10, Wendy Overton 1
King 9, Cecilia Martinez 0
King 9, Pam Teeguarden 0
King 9, Valerie Ziegenfuss 1
King 8, Tory Fretz 0
King 8, Maria Bueno 5 (King won 6 of 7 Grand Slam singles matches and the last 6 matches overall)
King 7, Carol Loop 1
King 7, Sharon Walsh Pete 0
King 7, Lesley Turner Bowrey 3 (Turner Bowrey upset 2nd-seeded King in the quarterfinals of the 1969 French Championships)
King 7, Virginia Ruzici 3 (King won their only match on clay)
King 7, Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 8
King 7, Chris Evert 20 (Evert won the last 12 and inflicted 6 of King's 9 worst singles losses)
King 6, Renata Tomanova 0 (Tomanova was the runner-up at the 1976 Australian and French Opens)
King 6, Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 0
King 6, Martina Navratilova 11 (King won the first 4 but Navratilova won the last 5 and 11 of the last 13)
King 5, Gwyneth Thomas 0
King 5, Lita Liem Sugiarto 0
King 5, Peaches Bartkowicz 0
King 5, Kristy Pigeon 0
King 5, Nell Truman 1
King 4, Mareen "Peanut" Louie Harper 0
King 4, Kathy Jordan 0 (King thumped Jordan at 1983 Wimbledon two rounds after Jordan beat Evert)
King 4, Anne Smith 0
King 4, Carol Hanks Aucamp 0 (Hanks Aucamp won the 1963 U.S. Indoor Championships)
King 4, Justina Bricka Horwitz 1 (Bricka Horwitz won King's first career singles match at the U.S. Championships)
King 4, Lea Pericoli 1
King 4, Pam Shriver 1 (a short but heated rivalry)
King 4, Barbara Potter 1
King 4, Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 1 (DuPlooy upset top-seeded King in the quarterfinals of the 1967 French Championships)
King 4, Mima Jausovec 1 (Jausovec won the 1977 French Open)
King 4, Ann Kiyomura 2
King 4, Sue Barker 2
King 4, Edda Buding 2
King 4, Sylvia Hanika 2
King 4, Helga Niessen Masthoff 4 (all on clay; Niessen Masthoff played the US Open only once)
King 3, Florenta Mihai 0
King 3, Julie Anthony 0 (at one time, Anthony was touted as the next Maureen Connolly)
King 3, Pat Cody 0
King 3, Greer Stevens 1
King 3, Bernice Carr Vukovich 1
King 3, Kathy Chabot Willette 2
King 3, Olga Morozova 2 (Morozova upset King, the two-time defending champion, in the 1974 Wimbledon quarterfinals)
King 3, Christine Truman Janes 2 (King won an epic 19-17 set at the 1963 Wightman Cup on clay)
King 3, Karen Hantze Susman 5 (Hantze Susman won Wimbledon in 1962)
King 2, Mary Bevis Hawton 0
King 2, Madge "Bunny" Vosters 0 (King was 18, Vosters 42 during their last match)
King 2, Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 1
King 2, Hana Mandlikova 4
King 2, Tracy Austin 5 (King said her 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 win in Cincinnati in January 1983 was one of her best matches ever)
King 1, Shirley Bloomer Brasher 0 (Bloomer Brasher won the 1957 French Championships)
King 1, Andrea Jaeger 1 (Jaeger won King's last career singles match at Wimbledon)
King 1, Robin Ebbern Vincenzi 1
King 1, Darlene Hard 3 (never played each other in a Grand Slam tournament)
King 1, Dorothy Bundy Cheney 4 (Bundy Cheney won their first 4; King was 16 and Bundy Cheney 43 when they first played)
King 0, Margaret Osborne DuPont 1 (King was 16, Osborne DuPont was 42; the latter won 6 Grand Slam singles titles, 21 Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and 10 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles)
King 0, Renee Schuurman Haygarth 1
King 0, Dorothy Head Knode 1 (Head Knode was twice the runner-up at the French Championships)
King 0, Yola Ramirez Ochoa 1 (King's first career singles match at Wimbledon)
King 0, Manuela Maleeva Fragniere 1 (King's last career singles match)

King 0, Sandra Reynolds Price 0
King 0, Angela Mortimer Barrett 0
King 0, Althea Gibson 0
King 0, Jan Lehane O'Neill 0
King 0, Vera Puzejova Sukova 0
King 0, Helena Sukova 0
King 0, Zsuzsi Kormoczy 0
King 0, Zina Garrison 0
King 0, Christine O'Neill 0
King 0, Lorraine Coghlan Robinson 0
King 0, Nell Hall Hopman 0
King 0, Mary Carter Reitano 0
King 0, Patricia Ward Hales 0

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:28 AM
King's career singles record against her main rivals on grass:

King 17, Virginia Wade 3
King 12, Ann Haydon Jones 3
King 10, Karen Krantzcke 1
King 10, Rosemary Casals 2
King 9, Kerry Melville Reid 5
King 8, Carole Caldwell Graebner 0
King 7, Judy Tegart Dalton 2
King 7, Margaret Smith Court 14
King 6, Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 0
King 6, Lesley Turner Bowrey 2
King 5, Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 0
King 5, Francoise Durr 1
King 5, Julie Heldman 1
King 5, Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2
King 4, Sharon Walsh Pete 0
King 4, Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 0
King 3, Helen Gourlay Cawley 0
King 3, Betty Stove 0
King 3, Tory Fretz 0
King 3, Lesley Hunt 0
King 3, Karen Hantze Susman 2
King 3, Maria Bueno 2
King 3, Chris Evert 4
King 2, Renata Tomanova 0
King 2, Kristien Kemmer Shaw 0
King 2, Wendy Turnbull 0
King 2, Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 0
King 2, Sue Barker 0
King 2, Pam Shriver 0
King 2, Anne Smith 0
King 2, Pam Teeguarden 0
King 2, Annette Van Zyl Duplooy 0
King 2, Olga Morozova 1
King 2, Justina Bricka Horwitz 1
King 2, Christine Truman Janes 1
King 1, Kathy Jordan 0
King 1, Peaches Bartkowicz 0
King 1, Hana Mandlikova 0
King 1, Greer Stevens 0
King 1, Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 0
King 1, Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi 0
King 1, Carol Loop 0
King 1, Bettina Bunge 0
King 1, Tracy Austin 1
King 1, Edda Buding Düchting 1
King 1, Martina Navratilova 2
King 1, Nancy Richey 4
King 0, Margaret Osborne DuPont 1
King 0, Andrea Jaeger 1
King 0, Virginia Ruzici 1
King 0, Darlene Hard 2

King played the following women but never on grass: Dorothy Bundy Cheney, Helga Niessen Masthoff, Manuela Maleeva Fragniere, Dorothy Head Knode, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Sylvia Hanika, Wendy Overton, and Mima Jausovec.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:33 AM
King's career singles record against her main rivals on clay (including indoor clay):

King 5, Nancy Richey 1
King 4, Helen Gourlay Cawley 0
King 4, Karen Krantzcke 1
King 4, Kerry Melville Reid 2
King 4, Francoise Durr 3
King 4, Helga Niessen Masthoff 4
King 3, Lesley Hunt 0
King 3, Betty Stove 0
King 3, Valerie Ziegenfuss 0
King 3, Ann Haydon Jones 2
King 2, Pam Teeguarden 0
King 2, Julie Heldman 1
King 2, Virginia Wade 2
King 2, Rosemary Casals 2
King 1, Maria Bueno 0
King 1, Evonne Goolagong Cawley 0
King 1, Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 0
King 1, Peaches Bartkowicz 0
King 1, Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 0
King 1, Sylvia Hanika 0
King 1, Virginia Ruzici 0
King 1, Renata Tomanova 0
King 1, Anne Smith 0
King 1, Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 0
King 1, Margaret Smith Court 1
King 1, Edda Buding Düchting 1
King 1, Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 1
King 1, Christine Truman Janes 1
King 1, Judy Tegart Dalton 1
King 0, Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi 1
King 0, Dorothy Head Knode 1
King 0, Carol Loop 1
King 0, Hana Mandlikova 1
King 0, Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 1
King 0, Lesley Turner Bowrey 1
King 0, Chris Evert 6

King played the following women but never on clay: Justina Bricka Horwitz, Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan, Tory Fretz, Sharon Walsh, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Tracy Austin, Manuela Maleeva Fragniere, Wendy Turnbull, Greer Stevens, Kristien Kemmer Shaw, Bettina Bunge, Sue Barker, Mima Jausovec, Darlene Hard, Margaret Osborne DuPont, Carole Caldwell Graebner, Karen Hantze Susman, Pam Shriver, Kathy Jordan, and Olga Morozova.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 06:44 AM
King's career singles record against her main rivals on outdoor hard courts:

King 12, Rosemary Casals 1
King 6, Ann Haydon Jones 4
King 5, Kerry Melville Reid 0
King 5, Kristien Kemmer Shaw 0
King 5, Carol Loop 0
King 5, Nancy Richey 4
King 4, Lesley Hunt 0
King 4, Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 0
King 4, Betty Stove 1
King 4, Julie Heldman 1
King 4, Margaret Smith Court 2
King 3, Francoise Durr 1
King 3, Carole Caldwell Graebner 3
King 2, Wendy Turnbull 0
King 2, Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 0
King 2, Judy Tegart Dalton 0
King 2, Wendy Overton 0
King 2, Tory Fretz 0
King 2, Edda Buding Düchting 0
King 2, Helen Gourlay Cawley 0
King 2, Virginia Wade 1
King 2, Maria Bueno 2
King 1, Evonne Goolagong Cawley 0
King 1, Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 0
King 1, Annette Van Zyl Duplooy 0
King 1, Virginia Ruzici 0
King 1, Mima Jausovec 0
King 1, Karen Krantzcke 0
King 1, Martina Navratilova 1
King 1, Sylvia Hanika 1
King 1, Valerie Ziegenfuss 1
King 1, Darlene Hard 1
King 1, Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 2
King 1, Dorothy Bundy Cheney 4
King 0, Hana Mandlikova 1
King 0, Karen Hantze Susman 2
King 0, Chris Evert 5

King played the following women but never on outdoor hard courts: Renata Tomanova, Lesley Turner Bowrey, Sue Barker, Pam Shriver, Sharon Walsh, Pam Teeguarden, Olga Morozova, Justina Bricka Horwitz, Christine Truman Janes, Anne Smith, Kathy Jordan, Greer Stevens, Tracy Austin, Manuela Maleeva Fragniere, Bettina Bunge, Margaret Osborne DuPont, Andrea Jaeger, Winnie Shaw Wooldridge, Peaches Bartkowicz, Helga Niessen Masthoff, Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi, and Dorothy Head Knode.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 06:45 AM
King's career singles record against her main rivals on indoor courts (not including clay):

King 21, Rosemary Casals 5
King 16, Ann Haydon Jones 2
King 14, Francoise Durr 1
King 10, Virginia Wade 5
King 8, Betty Stove 1
King 7, Julie Heldman 1
King 7, Wendy Turnbull 1
King 7, Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 1
King 7, Nancy Richey 3
King 6, Kerry Melville Reid 1
King 6, Evonne Goolagong Cawley 1
King 5, Pam Teeguarden 0
King 5, Virginia Ruzici 2
King 5, Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 5
King 4, Wendy Overton 0
King 4, Valerie Ziegenfuss 0
King 4, Karen Krantzcke 0
King 4, Chris Evert 4
King 4, Martina Navratilova 8
King 3, Kristien Kemmer Shaw 0
King 3, Peaches Bartkowicz 0
King 3, Kathy Jordan 0
King 3, Sharon Walsh Pete 0
King 3, Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 0
King 3, Tory Fretz 0
King 3, Renata Tomanova 0
King 3, Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 0
King 3, Mima Jausovec 1
King 2, Helen Gourlay Cawley 0
King 2, Justina Bricka Horwitz 0
King 2, Lesley Hunt 0
King 2, Pam Shriver 1
King 2, Greer Stevens 1
King 2, Sylvia Hanika 1
King 2, Bettina Bunge 2
King 2, Sue Barker 2
King 1, Lesley Turner Bowrey 0
King 1, Judy Tegart Dalton 0
King 1, Andrea Jaeger 0
King 1, Anne Smith 0
King 1, Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 0
King 1, Carole Caldwell Graebner 0
King 1, Olga Morozova 1
King 1, Hana Mandlikova 2
King 1, Margaret Smith Court 4
King 1, Tracy Austin 4
King 0, Manuela Maleeva Fragniere 1
King 0, Karen Hantze Susman 1

King played the following women but never on indoor courts: Dorothy Bundy Cheney, Margaret Osborne duPont, Dorothy Head Knode, Darlene Hard, Christine Truman Janes, Helga Niessen Masthoff, Maria Bueno, Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi, Carol Loop, Edda Buding Düchting, and Annette Van Zyl Duplooy.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 06:46 AM
King's career singles record against her main rivals on unknown court surfaces:

King 7, Rosemary Casals 1
King 3, Francoise Durr 1
King 3, Ann Haydon Jones 2
King 1, Karen Krantzcke 0
King 1, Julie Heldman 0
King 1, Betty Stove 0
King 1, Helen Gourlay Cawley 0
King 1, Carol Loop 0
King 1, Kerry Melville Reid 0
King 1, Valerie Ziegenfuss 0
King 1, Wendy Overton 1
King 0, Chris Evert 1

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 06:47 AM
Here is a list of King's tournaments with an unknown surface. I can make an educated guess about many of them, but I would rather not do that. I've put Nancy Richey's name beside the tournaments that I know she played.

1960: Palm Desert Invitational , Shadow Mountain Club, Palm Desert, California, U.S.
1964: University of Arizona Invitational Tennis Tournament, Tucson, U.S.
1964: National Invitational, Midland, Texas, U.S.
1966: Thunderbird Invitational Tennis Tournament, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
1968: National Tennis League Professional Tour, Aix-en-Provence, France
1968: Wembley Professional Lawn Tennis Tournament, London
1968: National Tennis League Professional Tour, Binghamton, New York, U.S.
1969: International Pro Tennis Invitational, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
1969: Swiss International Open, Gstaad
1969: Saint Louis Professional Tournament, Dwight Davis Tennis Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
1969: Masters Tennis Tournament, Highland Racquette and Riding Club, Binghamton, New York, U.S.
1969: Cal-Neva Professional Tennis Tournament, Incline Village, Nevada, U.S.
1969: Midland Racquet Club Invitational, Midland, Texas, U.S.
1969: Howard Hughes Open, Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. (Richey played)
1969: Professional tournament in connection with dedication of the Sherwood Center, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, U.S.
1969: South American and Argentine Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1970: Cape Town, South Africa
1971: Virginia Slims Invitational, Sewanee and Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
1971: WLOD International Tennis Championships (Virginia Slims), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
1971: London Grass Courts Tennis Championships, Queen's Club, London (quarterfinal against Helen Gourlay Cawley - rain caused this tournament to be played on both grass and wood)
1971: Virginia Slims Invitational, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
1973: Virginia Slims, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
1973: Toray Sillok, Tokyo (Richey played)
1973: Gulf Coast Professional Women's Tennis Tournament, Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
1973: Virginia Slims, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
1973: Faberge International of Phoenix Tennis Tournament (Virginia Slims), Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. (Richey played)
1973: Hawaii Virginia Slims, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
1977: Lionel Cup, Port Washingon Tennis Academy, North Hempstead, New York, U.S.
1983: Triumph International, Johannesburg, South Africa (definitely outdoor)

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 06:49 AM
KING'S WORST LOSSES (based on games won by King):
Chris Evert 6-1, 6-0: Fort Lauderdale, 1972 (clay)
Chris Evert 6-0, 6-1: Family Circle Cup, 1977 (clay)
Chris Evert 6-1, 6-0: US Open, 1979 (hard)

Caroline Yates Bell 6-2, 6-0: London Grass Courts Tennis Championships, 1962 (grass)
Maria Bueno 6-2, 6-0: Kent Championships, Beckenham, 1965 (grass)
Chris Evert 6-1, 6-1: San Francisco, 1975 (indoor)
Chris Evert 6-2, 6-0: US Open, 1977 (clay)
Chris Evert 6-1, 6-1: Virginia Slims Championships, New York City, 1983 (indoor)
Andrea Jaeger 6-1, 6-1: Wimbledon, 1983 (grass)

Edda Buding Duchting 6-2, 6-1: U.S. Clay Court Championships, 1961 (clay)
Linda Vail 6-2, 6-1: Pacific Coast Championships, 1961 (hard)
Ann Haydon Jones 6-1, 6-2: National Tennis League, Fort Worth, 1968 (hard)
Kerry Melville Reid 6-3, 6-0: Italian Open, Rome, 1969 (clay)
Francoise Durr 6-3, 6-0: International Lawn Tennis Tournament, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1971 (grass)
Francoise Durr 6-3, 6-0: Independent Press-Telegram's Women's Tennis Championship, Long Beach, California, 1972 (hard)
Chris Evert 6-1, 6-2: Wimbledon, 1977 (grass)
Michelle Tyler 6-3, 6-0: Florida Federal Open, Palm Harbor, Florida, 1977 (clay)
Tracy Austin 6-3, 6-0: Avon Tour, Boston, 1980 (indoor)
Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-1: Avon Championships, New York City, 1980 (indoor)
Kate Latham 6-3, 6-0: Avon Tour, Boston, 1981 (indoor)
Sue Barker 6-2, 6-1: Houston, Texas, U.S., 1982 (indoor)

KING'S MOST DECISIVE WINS (based on games won by opponent):
Randy Rayburn 6-0, 6-0: Pacific Southwest Championships, 1963 (hard)
Louise Gonnerman 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Indoor Championships, 1966 (indoor)
Elizabeth Blackford 6-0, 6-0: Eastern Grass Court Championships, 1966 (grass)
Karal Gagliano 6-0, 6-0: New England Women's Invitational Indoor Tennis Championships, 1967 (indoor)
Julie Holt 6-0, 6-0: Charlotte Invitation Tennis Tournament, 1967 (clay)
Mary Larreco 6-0, 6-0: Pacific Southwest Championships, 1967 (hard)
Ann Murphy 6-0, 6-0: New England Women's Invitational Indoor Championships, 1968 (indoor)
Jade Shiffman 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Indoor Championships, 1968 (indoor artificial grass)
Melanie Muller 6-0, 6-0: South African Open, 1969 (hard)
Shirley Houlihan 6-0, 6-0: Irish Open, 1969 (grass)
Marion Hofer 6-0, 6-0: Berlin, 1970 (clay)
Odile De Roubin 6-0, 6-0: French Open, 1970 (clay)
Ann Haydon Jones 6-0, 6-0: British Motor Car Invitational, San Francisco, 1971 (indoor)
Pam Austin 6-0, 6-0: Jacksonville, Florida, 1972 (clay)
Julie Heldman 6-0, 6-0: Quincy, Massachusetts, 1973 (indoor)
Ingrid Bentzer 6-0, 6-0: Orlando, Florida, 1974 (clay)
Frederique Thibault 6-0, 6-0: Federation Cup, Eastbourne, United Kingdom, 1977 (grass)

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 06:50 AM
King d. Sylvia Hanika 6-0, 0-6, 6-3: Italian Open, 1982 (clay)

Margaret Smith Court d. King 6-3, 7-6(11): Philadelphia, 1970 (indoor)

Nancy Richey d. King 7-9, 6-2, 8-6: Middle States Grass Court Championships, Philadelphia, 1959 (grass)

King d. Nancy Richey 7-5, 3-6, 8-6: Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, 1964 (grass)

Nancy Richey d. King 6-3, 1-6, 6-4: Piping Rock Invitational, Locust Valley, New York, 1964 (grass)

King d. Christine Truman Janes 6-4, 19-17: Wightman Cup, 1963 (clay)

King d. Ann Haydon Jones 17-15, 6-3: Los Angeles, 1969 (indoor)

King d. Cecilia Martinez 16-14, 6-2: Portola Valley, California, 1965 (hard)

King d. Ann Haydon Jones 16-14, 6-2: U.S. Championships, 1965 (grass)

Margaret Smith Court d. King 14-12, 11-9: Wimbledon, 1970 (grass)

King d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 13-11, 3-6, 6-2: Eastern Grass Court Championships, 1967 (grass)

King d. Virginia Wade 13-11, 6-4: Hoylake, United Kingdom, 1971 (grass)

King d. Judy Tegart Dalton 12-10, 7-5: Victorian Championships, Melbourne, 1967 (grass)

King d. Ann Haydon Jones 12-10, 6-3: Los Angeles, 1968 (indoor)

King d. Norma Baylon 12-10, 9-7: Federation Cup, 1964 (grass)

King d. Jill Blackman 7-5, 12-10: Wimbledon, 1965 (grass)

King d. Elena Subirats 10-12, 6-0, 6-2: Tulsa, 1966 (clay)

Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie d. King 6-4, 5-7, 11-9: New England Women's Invitational Indoor Tennis Championships, 1967 (indoor)

King d. Ann Haydon Jones 11-9, 6-4: U.S. Championships, 1967 (grass)

King d. Karen Krantzcke 11-9, 7-5: Australian Open, 1969 (grass)

King d. Virginia Wade 6-8, 11-9, 6-2: Bristol, United Kingdom, 1969 (grass)

Margaret Smith Court d. King 1-6, 6-3, 11-9: Dallas, U.S., 1970 (hard)

King d. Taylor 6-0, 11-9: U.S. Hard Court Championships, 1960 (hard)

King d. Mandy Mandell 11-9, 6-4: Los Angeles, 1961 (hard)

Lesley Turner Bowrey d. King 4-6, 11-9, 6-0: Beckenham, United Kingdom, 1961 (grass)

Yola Ramirez Ochoa d. King 11-9, 1-6, 6-2: Wimbledon, 1961 (grass)

King d. Carole Caldwell Graebner 11-9, 6-2: Los Angeles, 1962 (hard)

Darlene Hard d. King 11-9, 6-2: Merion, Pennsylvania, 1963 (grass)

King d. Karen Hantze Susman 6-4, 4-6, 11-9: Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, 1964 (grass)

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 06:51 AM
King's singles record in all sets that lasted 12 or more games: 314-155 67.0%
King's singles record in sets decided by a tiebreaker: 75-40 65.2%
King's singles record in sets that lasted 12 or more games, not decided by a tiebreaker: 239-115 67.5%

King's singles record against top-seeded players: 15-30 33.3%
King's singles record against second-seeded players: 44-19 69.8%
King's singles record as 2nd seed against top seed: 5-8 38.5%
King's singles record as top seed against 2nd seed: 28-6 82.4%

King's singles losses by mid-match retirement: 10
King's singles wins by mid-match retirement: 1

King's record in singles finals: 132-55 70.6%

King's singles record in Australia: 54-20 73.0%
King's singles record on grass in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, New York (exluding the U.S. Championships/Open): 100-17 85.5%

King's singles wins that included her losing a 6-0 set: 4
King's singles losses that included her winning a 6-0 set: 4

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 06:54 AM
I'm trying to piece together BJK's 1974 World Team Tennis record in singles. I am missing 1 of her wins. Here is what I have so far (47-8 in sets):

Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6, King 3 - May 5
King 6, Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2 - May 5
King 6, Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2 - May 7
King 6, Evonne Goolagong Cawley 4 - May 7
King 6, Kerry Melville Reid 4 - May 8
King 6, Kerry Melville Reid 0 - May 8
King 6, Ann Kiyomura 2 - May 11
King 6, Valerie Ziegenfuss 2 - May 11
King 6, Betty Stove 3 - May 13
King 6, Betty Stove 2 - May 13
Nancy Richey 6, King 3 - May 15
King 7, Nancy Richey 5 - May 15
King 6, Joyce Williams Hume 1 - May 17
King 6, Marita Redondo 3 - May 20
King 6, Laurie Fleming 0 - May 22
King 6, Wendy Overton 2 - May 23
King 6, Pam Teeguarden 2 - May 25
King 6, Sue Stap 3 - May 29
King 6, Ann Haydon Jones 4 - June 1
Francoise Durr 6, King 2 - June 2
King 6, Lesley Turner Bowrey 2 - June 6
King 6, Lesley Hunt 4 - June 10
King 6, Valerie Ziegenfuss 1 - June 12
King 7(5), Kerry Melville Reid 6(3) - June 16
King 6, Kathy Kuykendall 3 - July 8
King 7, Jan Lehane O'Neill 5 - July 9
King 6, Nancy Richey 2 - July 11
King 6, Laura DuPont 4 - July 13
King 6, Betty Ann Grubb 2 - July 16
King 6, Sue Stap 3 - July 18
King 7, Rosemary Casals 5 - July 20
King 6, Virginia Wade 3 - July 22
King 6, Ann Haydon Jones 2 - July 23
King 6, Laura Rossouw 3 - July 25
Virginia Wade 6, King 2 - July 26
King 6, Kerry Melville Reid 2 - July 28
King 6, Lesley Hunt/Ilana Kloss 1 - July 29
King 6, Francoise Durr 4 - July 30
King 6, Jan Lehane O'Neill/Laura Rossouw 0 - August 1
King 6, Evonne Goolagong Cawley 4 - August 3
King 6, Rosemary Casals 1 - August 5 (King is reported to be 37-4 through this match)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6, King 3 - August 6
King 7, Kathy Kuykendall 6 - August 9
King 6, Laura DuPont 1 - August 10
King 6, Janet Newberry 3 - August 12
King 6, Kerry Harris 1 - August 13
King 6, Helen Gourlay Cawley 3 - August 14
Virginia Wade 6, King 4 - August 16
King 6, Rosemary Casals 2 - August 18
Nancy Richey 6, King 1 - August 19
King 6, Nancy Richey 4 - August 20
King 6, Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2 - August 22
King 7(5), Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6(0) - August 23
Francoise Durr 6, King 4 - August 24
King 6, Francoise Durr 4 - August 26

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 06:59 AM
Overall: 174-37 82.5% (16 titles)

French Open: 13-6 68.4% (1 title)
Wimbledon: 75-12 86.2% (10 titles)
US Open: 73-14 83.9% (5 titles)
Australian Open: 13-5 72.2% (no titles)

1961
Wimbledon: champion (with Karen Hantze Susman) 5-0

1962
Wimbledon: champion (with Hantze Susman) 5-0
U.S. Championships: runner-up (with Hantze Susman) 4-1

1963
Wimbledon: 2R (with Carole Caldwell Graebner) 1-1
U.S. Championships: QF (with Caldwell Graebner) 2-1

1964
Wimbledon: runner-up (with Hantze Susman) 4-1
U.S. Championships: champion (with Hantze Susman) 5-0

1965
Australian Championships: runner-up (with Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi) 3-1
Wimbledon: champion (with Maria Bueno) 5-0
U.S. Championships: runner-up (with Hantze Susman) 4-1

1966
Wimbledon: QF (with Rosemary Casals) 2-1
U.S. Championships: runner-up (with Casals) 3-1

1967
French Championships: QF (with Casals) 1-1
Wimbledon: champion (with Casals) 6-0
U.S. Championships: champion (with Casals) 5-0

1968
Australian Championships: SF (with Casals) 2-1
French Open: runner-up (with Casals) 2-1
Wimbledon: champion (with Casals) 5-0
US Open: runner-up (with Casals) 3-1

1969
Australian Open: runner-up (with Casals) 2-1
French Open: QF (with Casals) 2-1
Wimbledon: 3R (with Casals) 1-1
US Open: SF (with Casals) 3-1

1970
French Open: runner-up (with Casals) 3-1
Wimbledon: champion (with Casals) 5-0

1971
Wimbledon: champion (with Casals) 5-0

1972
French Open: champion (with Betty Stove) 4-0
Wimbledon: champion (with Stove) 5-0
US Open: SF (with Casals) 3-1 (won 22 consecutive Grand Slam matches)

1973
Wimbledon: champion (with Casals) 5-0
US Open: runner-up (with Casals) 4-1

1974
Wimbledon: QF (with Casals) 2-1
US Open: champion (with Casals) 5-0

1975
Wimbledon: SF (with Casals) 4-1
US Open: runner-up (with Casals) 4-1

1976
Wimbledon: runner-up (with Stove) 4-1
US Open: QF (with Stove) 2-1

1977
Wimbledon: 2R (with Hantze Susman) 0-1
US Open: QF (with Julie Anthony) 3-1

1978
Wimbledon: QF (with Martina Navratilova) 2-1
US Open: champion (with Navratilova) 6-0

1979
Wimbledon: champion (with Navratilova) 5-0
US Open: runner-up (with Navratilova) 3-1

1980
French Open: 1R (with Ilana Kloss) 0-1
Wimbledon: SF (with Navratilova) 3-1
US Open: champion (with Navratilova) 5-0

1981
French Open: QF (with Kloss) 1-1

1982
Wimbledon: 2R (with Kloss) 0-1
US Open: QF (with Chris Evert) 2-0
Australian Open: SF (with Anne Smith) 3-1

1983
Wimbledon: 3R (with Evert) 1-1
US Open: SF (with Sharon Walsh Pete) 4-1
Australian Open: SF (with Walsh Pete) 3-1

1984
US Open: QF (with Evert) 3-1

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:01 AM
http://www.corbisimages.com/images/U2052716.jpg?size=67&uid=18df6802-a069-43b8-a0b8-d5bcb75088c5&uniqID=b30c5814-99da-46ab-bd98-690498cee94d
Original photo caption: Tennis star Billie Jean King, who recently admitted she once had a lesbian affair with her former secretary, deals with a heckler 7/12 [1981] with a brief lecture and an uplifted middle finger. After the [team tennis] match at Los Cabelleros Racquet and Sports Club [in Fountain Valley, California], Mrs. King said it was the first time a fan had bothered her publicly about the relationship with Marilyn Barnett since she confirmed the affair at a news conference.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:03 AM
Here is a list of the King versus Evonne Goolagong Cawley singles matches:

Overall: King 13-3
Clay: King 1-0
Grass: King 5-2
Hard: King 1-0
Indoor: King 6-1

Grand Slam tournaments: King 6-1
Grand Slam finals: King 4-0

1969 Australian Open 2R, Brisbane (grass): King 6-3, 6-1

1971 Wimbledon SF (grass): Goolagong Cawley 6-4, 6-4

1972 Dallas SF (indoor): King 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
1972 French Open F (clay): King 6-3, 6-3
1972 Wimbledon F (grass): King 6-3, 6-3

1973 Wimbledon SF (grass): King 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

1974 US Open F (grass): King 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
1974 Virginia Slims Championships SF (indoor): Goolagong Cawley 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

1975 Austin SF (hard): King 6-1, 6-3
1975 Wimbledon F (grass): King 6-0, 6-1

1976 Federation Cup F, Philadelphia (indoor): King 7-6(4), 6-4

1978 Virginia Slims of Kansas City QF (indoor): King 6-2, 6-3

1979 Chichester SF (grass): Goolagong Cawley 1-6, 6-4, 10-8
1979 Buenos Aires SF (indoor): King 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
1979 Tokyo F (indoor): King 6-4, 7-5

1980 Avon Championships of Detroit (indoor): King 6-3, 6-0

Sets: King 28-10 73.7%
Games: King 209-145 59.0%

King also won their women's doubles rivalry 8-3.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:05 AM
Here is a list of the King versus Martina Navratilova singles matches:

Overall: Navratilova 11-6
Grass: Navratilova 2-1
Clay: No matches on this surface
Hard: Tie 1-1
Indoor: Navratilova 8-4

1977
Atlanta QF (indoor): King 6-4, 6-1
Phoenix SF (hard): King 7-6, 4-6, 6-4
Sao Paulo QF (indoor): King 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Tokyo F (indoor): King 7-5, 5-7, 6-1

1978
Virginia Slims of Houston F (indoor): Navratilova 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
Virginia Slims of Kansas City F (indoor): Navratilova 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
Eastbourne SF (grass): Navratilova 6-4, 6-2

1979
Chichester QF (grass): King 6-1, 6-2
Buenos Aires F (indoor): Navratilova 6-3, 6-4
Brighton SF (indoor): Navratilova 7-5, 0-6, 7-6(3) (King led 6–5 in the third set but could not hold on)

1980
Avon Championships of Chicago SF (indoor): Navratilova 7-6, 3-6, 6-1
Avon Championships of Houston F (indoor): King 6-1, 6-3
The Avon Championships, New York City 2RR (indoor): Navratilova 6-2, 6-1
Carlsbad 1R/SF (hard): Navratilova 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-0 (King trailed 4-1 in the second set before winning 4 consecutive games to lead 5-4. While serving for the match, King made 2 double faults and squandered 2 match points to help Navratilova even the set.)
Wimbledon QF (grass): Navratilova 7-6(6), 1-6, 10-8 (King led in the first set tiebreak 5-1 when it started raining. Her eyeglasses got wet, and her request to suspend the match (per the pre-match agreement with tournament officials) was denied. She then lost the tiebreak 8-6. The match was then suspended until the following day. On day 2, King won 20 of the first 23 points in the second set and took the set in 17 minutes with the loss of only 7 points. Navratilova broke serve to lead 2-0 in the third set before King tied the set at 2-2. King served for the match at 6-5 but hit four bad volleys to lose her service at love. King said, "That was the biggest choke in the world. I choked. I didn't make it happen." King then saved 8 match points over 3 games, all with first serves to Navratilova's backhand and aggressive volleys off chipped returns. Three of the match points were at 6-7, three more were at 7-8 (0-40), and the last two were at 8-9. Navratilova won the match on a forehand service return winner.)

1981
Avon Championships of Los Angeles QF (indoor): Navratilova 6-3, 7-5

1983
Inglewood SF (indoor): Navratilova 6-1, 6-3 (Navratilova needed only 43 minutes to win her last career singles match with King.)

Sets: Navratilova 25-18 58.1%
Games: Navratilova 207-194 51.6%

Navratilova also won their women's doubles rivalry 7-5.

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:07 AM
Reserved

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:08 AM
Overall: Evert 20-7

Clay: Evert 6-0
Grass: Evert 4-3
Hard: Evert 5-0
Indoor: Tied 4-4
Outdoors (unspecified surface): Evert 1-0

Grand Slam tournaments: Evert 6-3
Grand Slam finals: King 1-0

1971-04-05 Saint Petersburg (Clay) SF Evert 6-7, 6-3 retired
1971-08-30 US Open (Grass) SF King 6-3, 6-2

1972-01-31 Fort Lauderdale (Clay) F Evert 6-1, 6-0
1972-03-06 Dallas (Indoor) QF King 6-7(4-5), 6-3, 7-5
1972-04-10 Saint Petersburg (Clay) SF Evert 6-2, 6-3
1972-10-09 Boca Raton (Clay) SF Evert 6-4, 6-2

1973-06-25 Wimbledon (Grass) F King 6-0, 7-5
1973-09-10 Hilton Head (Hard) 1R/SF Evert 4-6, 7-6, 6-1

1974-01-14 San Francisco (Indoor Carpet) F King 7-6(5-2), 6-2
1974-01-21 Mission Viejo (Hard) F Evert 6-3, 6-1
1974-03-25 New York City (Indoor Carpet) F King 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

1975-01-06 San Francisco (Indoor Carpet) F Evert 6-1, 6-1
1975-01-13 Sarasota (Indoor Carpet) F King 6-2, 6-3
1975-04-14 Austin (Hard) F Evert 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5-2)
1975-06-23 Wimbledon (Grass) SF King 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

1977-03-28 Hilton Head (Clay) F Evert 6-0, 6-1
1977-06-20 Wimbledon (Grass) QF Evert 6-1, 6-2
1977-08-29 US Open (Clay) QF Evert 6-2, 6-0
1977-10-31 Rancho Mirage (Hard) F Evert 6-2, 6-2

1978-03-13 Boston (Indoor Carpet) SF Evert 6-3, 6-2
1978-03-27 Philadelphia (Indoor Carpet) F Evert 6-0, 6-4
1978-06-26 Wimbledon (Grass) QF Evert 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

1979-08-27 US Open (Hard) SF Evert 6-1, 6-0

1982-06-21 Wimbledon (Grass) SF Evert 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3
1982-11-29 Australian Open (Grass) QF Evert 6-2, 6-2

1983-03-21 Virginia Slims Championships (Indoor Carpet) SF Evert 6-1, 6-1
1983-05-09 Johannesburg (Outdoors) 1R/SF Evert 6-4, 6-4

Sets: Evert 42-19 68.9%
Games: Evert 316-214 59.6%

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:09 AM
Reserved

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:10 AM
Reserved

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:11 AM
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austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:11 AM
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austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:12 AM
Mandlikova won the rivalry 4-2.

1979-06-25 Wimbledon (Grass) 4R King 6-4, 6-3
1979-10-29 Stockholm (Indoor) King 6-4, 7-6
1982-05-03 Italian Open (Clay) SF Mandlikova 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
1983-01-17 Cincinnati (Indoor Carpet) F Mandlikova 6-4, 6-3
1983-04-18 Haines City (Hard) QF Mandlikova 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
1984-07-25 Sydney (Indoor) RR Mandlikova 6-2, 7-5

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:13 AM
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austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:14 AM
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austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:14 AM
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austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:15 AM
King won the rivalry 4-1.

1979-11-26 Melbourne (Grass) 2R King 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
1980-01-07 Cincinnati (Indoor Carpet) 2R King 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
1980-06-23 Wimbledon (Grass) 4R King 5-7, 7-6(5), 10-8
1982-03-15 Boston (Indoor Carpet) 1R King 6-7, 6-2, 6-4
1984-07-25 Sydney (Indoor) RR Shriver 6-3, 6-2

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:16 AM
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austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:17 AM
Austin won the rivalry 5-2.

1979-06-25 Wimbledon (Grass) QF Austin 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2
1979-12-17 Tokyo (Indoor) 1R/SF Austin 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
1980-01-07 Cincinnati (Indoor Carpet) SF Austin 6-3, 6-1
1980-03-10 Boston (Indoor Carpet) SF Austin 6-3, 6-0
1980-03-17 New York (Indoor Carpet) SF Austin 6-3, 6-1
1982-06-21 Wimbledon (Grass) QF King 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
1983-01-17 Cincinnati (Indoor Carpet) SF King 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:18 AM
King won the series 31-11 (King led 22-4 through 1972, with Wade making it more competitive thereafter)

Grass: King 17-3
Clay: Tie 2-2
Hard: King 2-1
Indoor: King 10-5

Grand Slam matches: King 6-1

1964 June 01: North of England Championships, Manchester, Grass, QF, King 6-4, 6-4

1965 June 07: Kent Championships, Beckenham, Grass, 2R, King 6-4, 6-2
1965 August 16: Essex County Club Inv., Manchester-by-the-Sea, USA, Grass, SF, King 6-4, 6-2

1966 June 06: Wightman Cup, London, Grass, King 6-2, 6-3
1966 July 04: Welsh Championships, Newport, Grass, QF, Wade 9-7, 4-6, 6-2
1966 August 08: Piping Rock Invitational, Locust Valley, Grass, SF, King 6-4, 6-3

1967 June 26: Wimbledon, London, Grass, QF, King 7-5, 6-2
1967 August 07: Wightman Cup, Cleveland, Hard, King 6-3, 6-2
1967 August 14: Essex County Club Inv., Manchester-by-the-Sea, USA, Grass, QF, King 6-4, 6-4
1967 August 28: U.S. Championships, New York City, Grass, 4R, King 6-1, 6-4

1968 August 26: US Open, New York City, Grass, F, Wade 6-4, 6-2

1969 June 9: Wills Open, Bristol, UK, Grass, SF, King 6-8, 11-9, 6-2
1969 July 7: Carroll's Irish Open, Dublin, Grass, F, King 6-2, 6-2
1969 November 17: Wills Indoor Champ., Wembley Stadium, London, Indoor, SF, King 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

1970 February 9: Ladies World Invitational, New York City, Indoor, 1R/QF, Wade 4-6, 6-1, 8-6
1970 March 16: Dunlop Invitational, Sydney, Grass, SF, King 6-3, 6-3
1970 April 20: Italian Open, Rome, Clay, SF, King 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
1970 April 27: Rothman's British Hard Court Championships, Bournemouth, Clay, QF, Wade 6-2, 6-3
1970 June 8: Wightman Cup, London, Grass, King 8-6, 6-4

1971 June 14: Rothman's Grass Court Championships, London, Indoor, SF, King 6-3, 9-8
1971 July 12: Rothman's North of England Championships, Hoylake, Grass, QF, King 13-11, 6-4

1972 January 10: San Francisco, Indoor, SF, King 6-4, 6-3
1972 May 22: French Open, Paris, Clay, QF, King 6-1, 6-3
1972 June 5: John Player Round Robin, Nottingham, UK, Grass, King 6-7, 6-3, 6-4
1972 June 26: Wimbledon, London, Grass, QF, King 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
1972 August 28: US Open, New York City, Grass, QF, King 6-2, 7-5

1973 June 11: John Player Tournament, Nottingham, Grass, SF, King 8-6, 6-4

1974 February 25: Chicago, Indoor, SF, Wade 6-3, 7-6(5-2)
1974 April 22: Philadelphia, Indoor, SF, King 7-5, 6-4
1974 October 7: Phoenix, Hard, SF, Wade 7-5, 6-1
1974 October 28: Hilton Head, Clay, 1R/SF, Wade, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

1975 January 6: San Francisco, Indoor, SF, King 7-6, 6-1
1975 March 24: Philadelphia, Indoor, SF, Wade 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
1975 June 16: Eastbourne, Grass, F, Wade 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

1977 November 7: Wightman Cup, Oakland, Indoor, King 6-4, 3-6, 8-6
1977 December 5: Bremar Cup, London, Indoor, F, King 6-3, 6-1

1978 January 16: Houston, Indoor, SF, King 7-6(5-1), 6-2
1978 March 27: Virginia Slims Championships, Oakland, Indoor, RR, Wade 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

1979 August 27: US Open, New York City, Hard, QF, King 6-3, 7-6(4)
1980 March 17: Avon Championships, New York City, Indoor, RR, King 6-1, 6-3

1981 March 9: Dallas, Indoor, 2R, King 6-4, 6-3
1981 November 2: International Kim Cup, Turin, Italy, Indoor, Wade 6-2, 6-3

Sets: King 68-28 70.8%
Games: King 536-421 56.0%

austinrunner
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:19 AM
King won the rivalry 11-1.

1977-10-10 Phoenix (Hardcourt) F King 1-6, 6-1, 6-0
1977-10-31 Rancho Mirage (Hardcourt) 1RR King 6-3, 6-2
1978-01-16 Houston (Indoor Carpet) QF King 6-4, 6-2
1978-02-20 Detroit (Indoor Carpet) 2R King 6-4, 6-3
1978-02-27 Kansas City (Indoor Carpet) SF King 6-3, 6-1
1979-09-10 Tokyo (Hardcourt) QF King 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
1980-01-07 Cincinnati (Indoor Carpet) QF King 7-6(3), 7-6(5)
1980-02-18 Detroit (Indoor Carpet) SF King 6-2, 6-4
1980-03-17 New York (Indoor Carpet) RR King 6-2, 6-2
1982-03-15 Boston (Indoor Carpet) QF Turnbull 6-4, 7-6(3)
1982-06-21 Wimbledon (Grass) 4R King 6-2, 6-3
1983-06-20 Wimbledon (Grass) 4R King 7-5, 6-3

austinrunner
Feb 13th, 2012, 05:38 AM
Annual win-loss, total matches played, Grand Slam singles titles, and year-end top 10 rankings for Margaret Court and Billie Jean King (when they were both active):

YEAR COURT KING HEAD-TO-HEAD
1959 16-7 (23) (0GS) (-) 10-6 (16) (0GS) (-) 0 Court, 0 King
1960 35-5 (40) (1GS) (-) 19-10 (29) (0GS) (-) 0 Court, 0 King
1961 85-7 (92) (1GS) (4) 31-13 (44) (0GS) (-) 0 Court, 0 King
1962 80-2 (82) (3GS) (1) 19-12 (31) (0GS) (-) 2 Court, 1 King
1963 89-6 (95) (2GS) (1) 40-7 (47) (0GS) (4) 1 Court, 0 King
1964 90-2 (92) (2GS) (1) 49-7 (56) (0GS) (7) 3 Court, 0 King
1965 113-8 (121) (3GS) (1) 59-13 (72) (0GS) (4) 3 Court, 0 King
1966 40-5 (45) (1GS) (2) 59-6 (65) (1GS) (1) 0 Court, 2 King
1967 6-1 (7) (0GS) (-) 68-5 (73) (2GS) (1) 0 Court, 0 King
1968 107-12 (119) (0GS) (4) 69-11 (79) (2GS) (1) 0 Court, 2 King
1969 98-5 (103) (3GS) (1) 70-14 (84) (0GS) (3) 2 Court, 1 King
1970 112-6 (118) (4GS) (1) 51-11 (60) (0GS) (2) 4 Court, 2 King
1971 64-4 (68) (1GS) (3) 112-13 (125) (1GS) (1) 1 Court, 1 King
1972 56-7 (63) (0GS) (2) 88-13 (100) (3GS) (1) 2 Court, 3 King
1973 105-5 (110) (3GS) (1) 60-11 (71) (1GS) (2) 3 Court, 1 King
1974 12-2 (14) (0GS) (-) 53-8 (61) (1GS) (1) 0 Court, 0 King
1975 41-12 (53) (0GS) (6) 24-4 (28) (1GS) (4) 0 Court, 0 King
1976 9-2 (11) (0GS) (-) 7-2 (9) (0GS) (-) 0 Court, 0 King
1977 16-5 (21) (0GS) (-) 56-6 (62) (0GS) (2) 0 Court, 0 King

Year-end rankings are from Lance Tingay of the London Daily Telegraph for 1959 through 1967, Bud Collins from 1968 through 1974, and the Women's Tennis Association from 1975 through 1977.

Court played 1,277 matches, with a win-loss record of 1,174-103 91.9%. During this period (her career lasted 7 more years), King played 1,116 matches, with a win-loss record of 944-172 84.6%.

austinrunner
Feb 13th, 2012, 05:45 AM
Margaret Court won the rivalry 21-13. King won their first match, in one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history. Court then won 9 consecutive matches, all in straight sets. They finished their rivalry by splitting the next 24 matches.

Grand Slam matches: Court 6-4
Grand Slam finals: Court 5-1

Grass: Court 14-7
Clay: Tied 1-1
Hard: King 4-2
Indoor: Court 4-1

1962 ranking year
Wimbledon (Grass) 2R King 1-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships, Haverford (Grass) SF Court 6-4, 6-2
Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange (Grass) Court 6-3, 6-4

1963 ranking year
Wimbledon (Grass) F Court 6-3, 6-4

1964 ranking year
Wimbledon (Grass) F Court 6-3, 6-4
Federation Court, Philadelphia (Grass) F Court 6-2, 6-3

1965 ranking year
New South Wales Championship, Sydney (Grass) F Court 6-4, 6-3
Federation Cup, Melbourne (Grass) F Court 6-4, 8-6
Australian Championships, Melbourne (Grass) SF Court 6-1, 8-6
U.S. Championships (Grass) F Court 8-6, 7-5

1966 ranking year
South African Championships, Johannesburg (Hard) F King 6-3, 6-2
Wimbledon (Grass) SF King 6-3 6-3

1968 ranking year
Western Australia Championships, Perth (Grass) F King 6-1, 6-4
Australian Championships, Melbourne (Grass) F King 6-1, 6-2

1969
Australian Championships, Brisbane (Grass) F Court 6-4, 6-1
Wills Open, Bristol (Grass) F Court 6-3, 6-3
Howard Hughes Open, Las Vegas (Hard) SF King 8-6, 6-8, 6-4

1970
International Tennis Players Association Open, Philadelphia (Indoor) F Court 6-3, 7-6(12)
Maureen Connolly Brinker Memorial Tournament, Dallas (Indoor) F Court 1-6, 6-3 11-9
Dunlop International, Sydney (Grass) F King 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
South African Open, Johannesburg (Hard) F Court 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Natal Open, Durban (Hard) F King 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Wimbleldon (Grass) F Court 14-12, 11-9

1971
Rothman's Grass Court Championships, London (Grass) F Court 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Rothman's North of England Championships, Hoylake (Grass) SF King 6-2, 7-5

1972
Virginia Slims Grass Court Championships, Newport (Grass) F Court 6-4, 6-1
U.S. Championships (Grass) SF King 6-4, 6-4
Four Roses Premium Tennis Classic, Charlotte (Clay) F King 6-2, 6-2
Golden Gate Pacific Coast Tennis Classic, Oakland (Hard) F Court 6-4, 6-1
Virginia Slims Phoenix Thunderbird, Phoenix (Hard) F King 7-6(5-1), 6-3

1973
Virginia Slims, Indianapolis (Indoor) SF King 6-7, 7-6, 6-3
Virginia Slims, Chicago (Indoor) F Court 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Virginia Slims of Massachusetts, Boston (Indoor) F Court 6-2, 6-4
Commerce Union Bank Classic (Virginia Slims), Nashville (Clay) F Court 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

austinrunner
Feb 13th, 2012, 05:46 AM
Reserved

Rollo
Jun 5th, 2012, 10:53 PM
Bump:)

dgobie
Aug 8th, 2012, 04:23 AM
Sometime after Billie Jean lost to Evonne Goolagong in the 1971 Wimbledon semifinals, she said, "I'm head and shoulders above her and everyone else. Now I just have to prove it." Does anyone know where this quote appeared?

dgobie
Aug 8th, 2012, 06:37 PM
I think this comment was made towards the end of the year, when Evonne got the number one world ranking and Billie Jean was placed at number two. Of course, this was before computer rankings, so the year-end world rankings were selected by journalists. Can anyone help me locate this quote?