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Rollo
May 30th, 2009, 04:57 PM
1977

WTA Year-End Rankings (Dec 31 Top Ten on Computer)

Source: World of Tennis-list ends at #38. Rino Tommasi's massive Tennis Annual provides the top 100 without giving exact point totals. The list below merges those two lists-with point totals for the top 38.

01 17.612 Chris Evert (US)
02 12.244 Billie Jean King (US)
03 11.881 Martina Navratilova
04 10.185 Virginia Wade (GB)
05 09.515 Sue Barker (GB)
06 07.693 Rosie Casals (US)
07 06.617 Betty Stove (Neth)
08 06.462 Dianne Fromholtz (Aus)
09 06.326 Wendy Turnbull (Aus)
10 06.061 Kerry Reid (Aus)

11 05.738 Mima Jausovec (Yug)
12 05.065 Tracy Austin (US)
13 04.898 Greer Stevens (SA)
14 04.313 Terry Holladay (US)
15 04.244 Joanne Russell (US)
16 03.951 Virginia Ruzici (Rom)
17 03.895 Kristien Shaw (US)
18 03.813 Janet Newberry (US)
19 03.759 Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger)
20 03.700 Regina Marsikova (CZ)

21 03.623 Kathy May (US)
22 03.513 Renee Ricahrds (US)
23 03.484 Laura DuPont (US)
24 03.462 Renata Tomanova (Cz)
25 03.459 Marise Kruger (SA)
26 03.251 Nancy Richey (US)
27 03.124 Mona Guerrant (US)
28 03.062 Helen Cawley (Aus) *nee Gourlay
29 02.957 Yvonne Vermaak (SA)
30 02.824 Betsy Nagelson (US)

31 02.811 Julie Anthony (US)
32 02.740 Francoise Durr (Fr)
33 02.591 Florenta Mihai (Rom)
34 02.563 Brigitte Cuypers (SA)
35 02.494 Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru)
36 02.450 Kathy Kuykendall (US)
37 02.448 Michele Tyler (GB)
38 02.332 Cynthia Doerner (Aus)
39 Pam Teeguarden

40 Ann Kiyomura
41 Sharon Walsh
42 Kate Latham
43 Linky Boshoff
44 Lesley Hunt
45 Sue Mappin
46 Linda Mottram
47 Jeanne Evert
48 Helen Anliot
49 Maria Bueno
50 Zenda Liess

51 Kathy Harter
52 Iris Riedel
53 Marie Neumanova
54 Wendy Overton
55 Mary Hamm
56 Carrie Meyer
57 Mary Struthers
58 Mary Carillo
59 Ruta Gerulaitus
60 Caroline Stoll

61 Lele Forood
62 Glynis Coles
63 Lesley Charles
64 Stacy Margolin
65 Lindsey Beaven
66 Marcie Louie
67 Lea Antopolis
68 Mariana Simionescu
69 Donna Ganz
70 Barbara Jordan

71 Helle Sparre Viragh
72 Heidi Eisterlehner
73 Candy Reynolds
74 Elly Appel
75 Viviana Gonzales
76 Pam Whytcross
77 Mimmi Wikstedt
78 Jane Stratton
79 Frederique Thibault
80 Val Ziegenfuss

81 Racquel Giscafre
82 Paulina Peled
83 Tanya Harford
84 Diane Evers
85 Rayni Fox
86 Dianne Desfor
87 Jackie Fayter
88 Barbara Hallquist
89 Sabina Simmonds
90 Bunny Bruning

91 Sheila McInerney
92 Nina Bohm
93 Robin Harris
94 Sally Greer
95 Sue Saliba
96 Michele Gurdal
97 Chris Penn
98 Ingrid Bentzer
99 Chris O'Neil
100 Nancy Ornstein



WTA Computer Rankings (as of December 17)

01. 17.019 Chris Evert ---------------13 events
02. 12.157 Martina Navratilova -------19 events
03. 11.752 Billie Jean King ------------09 events
04. 10.599 Sue Barker--------------- 15 events
05. 10.589 Virginia Wade------------- 15 events
06. 07.792 Rosie Casals-------------- 18 events
07. 06.863 Betty Stove--------------- 22 events
08. 06.604 Diane Fromholtz------------17 events
09. 06.552 Kerry Reid------------------22 events
10. 06.016 Wendy Turnbull-------------23 events

11. 5.776 Mima Jausovec--------------19 events
12. 5.167 Tracy Austin----------------10 events
13. 4.823 Greer Stevens---------------14 events
14. 4.331 Terry Holladay---------------16 events
15. 4.330 Joanne Russell---------------23 events
16. 3.965 Kristien Shaw----------------18 events
17. 3.898 Janet Newberry--------------24 events
18. 3.763 Virginia Ruzici----------------24 events
19. 3.755 Regina Marsikova-------------23 events
20. 3.656 Kathy May-------------------16 events

21. 3.603 Renee Richards---------------07 events
22. 3.592 Renata Tomanova------------27 events
23. 3.551 Marise Kruger----------------19 events
24. 3.543 Laura DuPont-----------------28 events
25. 3.377 Mona Guerrant----------------07 events
26. 3.350 Nancy Richey-----------------08 events
27. 3.262 Yvonne Vermaak--------------21 events
28. 3.222 Katja Ebbinghaus-------------16 events
29. 2.924 Betsy Nagelson---------------22 events
30. 2.915 Francoise Durr----------------20 events

31. 2.806 Julie Anthony-----------------16 events
32. 2.779 Florenta Mihai----------------20 events
33. 2.735 Helen Cawley-----------------20 events
34. 2.674 Brigitte Cuypers---------------27 events
35. 2.670 Fiorella Bonicelli---------------13 events
36. 2.582 Michelle Tyler-----------------22 events
37. 2.488 Kathy Kuykendall--------------12 events
38. 2.456 Sue Mappin--------------------09 events
39. 2.363 Pam Teeguarden--------------24 events
40. 2.286 Helena Anliot------------------12 events

41. 2.276 Ann Kiyomura------------------14 events
42. 2.253 Sharon Walsh------------------06 events
43. 2.250 Jeanne Evert------------------16 events
44. 2.242 Cynthia Doerner---------------22 events
45. 2.210 Linda Mottram-----------------15 events
46. 2.204 Kate Latham-------------------18 events
47. 2.140 Linky Boshoff-------------------23 events
48. 2.096 Lesley Hunt--------------------17 events
49. 2.058 Lesley Charles------------------16 events
50. 1.925 Zenda Liess--------------------16 events

51. 1.879 Maria Bueno--------------------10 events
52. 1.859 Kathy Harter--------------------23 events
53. 1.829 Iris Riedel-----------------------20 events
54. 1.827 Maria Pinterova-----------------14 events
55. 1.783 Mary Hamm---------------------24 events
56. 1.734 Mary Carillo---------------------19 events
57. 1.725 Lele Forood---------------------14 events
58. 1.723 Mary Struthers------------------29 events
59. 1.715 Glynis Coles---------------------24 events
60. 1.708 Carrie Meyer--------------------26 events

61. 1.708 Wendy Overton------------------15 events
62. 1.702 Ruta Gerulaitus-------------------14 events
63. 1.700 Caroline Stoll---------------------15 events
64. 1.544 Stacy Margolin-------------------08 events
65. 1.515 Lea Antopolis--------------------07 events
66. 1.442 Lindsey Beaven------------------16 events
67. 1.398 Marcie Louie---------------------21 events
68. 1.395 Jackie Fayter--------------------12 events
69. 1.392 Helen Viragh---------------------12 events
70. 1.387 Barbara Jordan-------------------07 events

71. 1.378 Mariana Simionescu---------------11 events
72. 1.362 Sally Greer-----------------------12 events
73. 1.335 Rayni Fox------------------------17 events
74. 1.332 Helga Mastoff--------------------06 events
75. 1.320 Pam Whytcross------------------25 events
76. 1.312 Donna Ganz---------------------09 events
77. 1.260 Candy Reynolds-----------------20 events
78. 1.257 Heidi Eisterlehner----------------19 events
79. 1.234 Elly Vessies---------------------08 events
80. 1.222 Mimmi Wikstedt-----------------14 events

81. 1.187 Jane Stratton-------------------19 events
82. 1.184 Val Ziegenfuss------------------14 events
83. 1.120 Francoise Thibault--------------11 events
84. 1.110 Pat Bostrom--------------------16 events
85. 1.074 Paulina Peled (ISR)-------------15 events
86. 1.066 Ilana Kloss (SAF)---------------22 events
87. 1.063 Racquel Giscafre (ARG)---------18 events
88. 1.021 Diane Desfor (AUS)-------------07 events
89. 1.017 Barbara Hallquist (USA)---------08 events
90. 1.008 Sheila Mcinerny (USA)----------07 events

91. 1.007 Nina Bohm (SWD)---------------16 events
92. 1.004 Dianne Evers (AUS)--------------15 events
93. 0.995 Tanya Harford (SAF)-------------19 events
94. 0.979 Nana Sato (JAP)-----------------24 events
95. 0.977 Sabina Simmonds (ITY)----------19 events
96. 0.952 Mary Sawyer--------------------15 events
97. 0.944 Bunny Bruning (USA)-------------24 events
98. 0.915 Robin Harris----------------------16 events
99. 0.898 Michele Gurdal (BEL)-------------27 events
00. 0.847 Sue Saliba (AUS)----------------15 events

A separate ranking by Italian statistician Rino Tommasi is given in post 247, page 17 of this thread


Retired:
Margaret Smith Court (having a child)
Olga Morozova (the Sovie Union forces their players off the circuit to boycott South Africans)
Natsha Chymreva (see above)


*Evonne Goolagong goes on a tear late in 1977, but will not reappear on the computer until her 6th events early in 1978.

*A minimum of 6 events is required to appear on the computer.

* Note that there were events not counted on the computer. Jerry Diamond refused to count Lionel Cup events early in the year becuase of the entry of Renee Richards.

The computer differs with most experts on the year end final rankings. King finishes #3, though most writers put her at #5. Wimbledon champion Wade is at #5, while many writers give her the #2 spot. Turnbull at #10 is also a little lower on the computer. Tracy Austin’s first year end ranking is #12, quite impressive for a part-timer. Renee Richards debuts at #21. Though seeded #11 at Wimbledon, Durr fades away and finishes the year at #30. Nancy Richey’s last year ends at #26. Florenta Mihai, French finalist is #32.

chris whiteside
May 30th, 2009, 06:11 PM
Chris Evert

Win-Loss Record: 70-4 (.945)
Won 11 of 14 events entered.

Finalist Washington (lost Navratilova) , Won Hollywood, Seattle, Chicago, LA, Semis San FRancisco (lost Wade) Philadelphia, Slims Chmps, Le'ggs, Family Circle Cup. Semis Wimbledon (lost Wade) Won US Open, Atlanta, Colgate Chmps.

Doubles Record: 22-3 (.888) Won LA, Chicago and Seattle with Casals. They were seeded #2 at Wimbledon but upset early by eventual champs Gouraly/Russell.

Head to Head: 1-0 vs Austin, 5-0 vs Barker, 1-0 vs Casals, 1-0 vs Court, 1-0 vs Durr, 2-1 vs Fromholtz, 2-0 vs Jausovec, 4-0 vs King, 1-0 vs Morozova, 6-1 vs Navratilova, 2-0 vs Reid, 1-0 vs Richey, 4-0 vs Stove, 3-0 vs Turnbull, 6-2 vs Wade.


Sue Barker


In decline at the end of the year. Heavy romance with player Syd Ball in swing at the US Open.


Diane Fromholtz


RU in Aussie Open to Reid. A severe flu knocked her out of Wimbledon. Poor play in WTT resulted in a transfer-the team owner was her fiancee's father! By year-end she was back on track, beating Evert in the Colgate Chmps, but losses to Wade and Navratilova meant she didn't qualify for final.


Evert was head and shoulders above all others in the absence of Goolagong. She only lost 4 times all year, and winning head to heads vs every player. Injuries after the US Open kept her out of some fall events. Of the majors she entered only Wimbledon eluded her.

Mark43
May 31st, 2009, 05:14 AM
Any idea what Evonne would have been ranked had the minimum no# of tournaments been lower?

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 04:30 PM
ends Jan 2 New South Wales Open, Sydney, AUS

Part of Colgate Series


1R Dianne Fromholtz d Jan Wilton 6-2 6-2
1R D. Marzano (Ity) d V Franta 6-4 7-6
1R Mary Sawyer d Cynthia Doerner 6-3 5-7 9-7
1R Lesley Turner Bowrey d Nerida Gregory 6-3 6-3
1R Rayni Fox (US) d Regina Marsikova (Cz) 4-6 7-6 7-5
1R Amanda Tobin d Chris O'Neil 4-6 6-1 6-0
1R Helen Gourlay d Chris Matison 6-2 6-4
1R Karen Krantzcke d Kathy Harter (US) 4-6 7-5 6-3

1R Michel Gurdal (Bel) d Pat Bostrom (US) 6-4 7-6
1R Renata Tomanova (Cz) d J Gardiner 6-3 6-1
1R Pam Whytcross d Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) 6-4 1-6 6-4
1R Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Bunny Bruning (US) 6-4 6-7 6-2
1R Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger) d Sue Saliba 6-2 2-6 6-4
1R Wendy Turnbull d Nana Sato (Jap) 6-1 6-4
1R Jan Lehane O'Neil d Judy Connor (NZ) 6-1 6-0
1R Kerry Melville Reid d Wendy Paish 6-4 6-2

2R Fromholtz d Marzano 6-2 6-2
2R Bowrey d Sawyer 6-2 6-4
2R Tobin d Fox 4-6 6-3 7-5
2R Krantzcke d Gourlay 6-4 6-4

2R Tomanova d Gurdal 6-3 7-5
2R Ruzici d Whytcross 7-5 6-1
2R Turnbull d Ebbinghaus 6-3 2-6 7-5
2R Reid d J. O'Neil 6-2 6-3

QF Fromholtz d Bowrey 7-5 4-6 6-2
QF Krantzcke d Tobin 7-6 6-3
QF Tomanova d Ruzici 6-3 4-6 9-7
QF Reid d Turnbull 6-4 6-4

SF Fromholtz d Krantzcke 6-4 6-3
SF Reid d Tomanova 6-3 6-3

FI Kerry Reid d Dianne Fromholtz 3-6 6-2 6-3

Doubles

Missing 1R

QF Fromholtz/Tomanova d Saliba/Sawyer 6-2 6-0
QF Gregory/Wilton d Gurdal/Sato 6-4 4-6 6-4
QF Bowrey/J. O'Neil d Connor/Paish 6-1 4-6 8-6
QF Gourlay/Betsy Nagelson d Fox/Harter 1-6 6-3 6-4

SF Fromholtz/Tomanova d Gregory/Wilton 6-4 6-2
SF Gourlay/Nagelson d Bowrey/O'Neil 6-1 2-6 6-4

FI Gouraly/Nagelson d Fromholtz/Tomanova 6-4 6-1

Reid pockets US $4,320. It is her first major Aussie title in over a decade.

ends Jan 2 Festival of Tournaments, Long Island, NY

FI Lindsey Beaven (GB) d Kathy Farrell 6-0 6-3

ends Jan 2 Eastern Indoors New York
Venue: Stadium Tennis Center

SF Potter d Caroline Stoll 6-2 2-6 6-4
SF Mueller d Barbara Goldman 6-3 6-0

FI Barbara Potter d Kathy Mueller 6-3 6-2

DF Mueller/Stoll d Peggy Gluck/Judy Greenhut 6-1 6-1

Potter's win over Stoll is an upset.

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 04:30 PM
Australian Open

Dates: January 2-9
Venue: Kooyong. Meblourne, Australia
Surface: Grass

Total prize money: 216 K (men and women). Women prize money =35K

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Singles (Main Draw=32)

Q1 Donna Stockton (US) d J Fenwick 2-6 6-2 6-2

Q2 M Robinson d Stockton 5-7 7-5 1-2 retired
Q2 Carol Zeeman d K Neill 6-3 6-3
Q2 Mary Sawyer d D Eastburn 6-4 6-4
Q2 Leanne Harrison d S Pinchbeck 6-3 6-1
Q2 Amanda Tobin d K Ballard 6-3 7-5
Q2 D Berkinshaw d K Pratt 6-2 6-4
Q2 M Pekovitch d R McCann 6-2 6-3
Q2 Pam Baily (US) d C Draper 6-2 6-3

Q3 Zeeman d Robinson 6-0 7-6
Q3 Sawyer d Harrison 6-4 7-5
Q3 Tobib d Berkinshaw 4-6 7-5 6-2
Q3 Bailey d Pekovitch 6-4 4-6 6-2


1st Round
Dianne Fromholtz[1] d. Trish Bostrom(US) 6-0 3-0 ret.
Jan O'Neil d. Chris Matison 6-4 4-6 6-4
Jan Wilton d. Judy Dalton 6-3 4-6 6-1
Daniela Marzano(Italy) d. Michelle Gurdal(Bel) 3-6 6-4 6-1

Karen Krantzcke d. Judy Connor(NZ) 6-3 6-2
Nerida Gregory d. Betsy Nagelsen(US) 2-6 7-5 6-3
Naoko Sato(JPN) d. Kim Ruddell 6-4 6-4
Pam Whytcross d. Kathy Harter(US) 5-7 6-4 6-4

Helen Gourlay[3] d. Q-Pam Bailey(US) 3-6 6-1 6-1
Regina Marsikova(Cz) d. Q-Carol Zeeman 6-1 6-3
Q-Mary Sawyer d. Jenny Diamond 6-3 7-5
Bunny Bruning(US) d. Wendy Paish 7-6 6-7 6-2

Rayni Fox(US) d. Q-Amanda Tobin 6-2 6-2
Katja Ebbinghaus(Ger) d. Heidi Eisterlehner(Ger) 6-1 6-2
Janey Young d. Chris O'Neil 6-7 6-4 6-3
Kerry Reid[2] d. Lesley Bowrey 6-3 6-2

2nd Round
Fromholtz[1] d. O'Neil 6-1 6-2
Wilton d. Marzano 6-2 6-3
Krantzcke d. Gregory 6-4 6-1
Sato d. Whtycross 7-5 6-3

Gourlay[3] d. Marsikova 6-3 6-3
Sawyer d. Bruning 6-3 4-6 6-3
Ebbinghaus d. Fox 6-2 6-7 6-1
Reid[2] d. Young 6-1 6-2

Quarters
Fromholtz[1] d. Wilton 6-3 1-6 6-4
Krantzcke d. Sato 6-3 4-6 6-0
Gourlay[3] d. Sawyer 6-1 6-4
Reid[2] d. Ebbinghaus 6-0 6-4

Semis
Fromholtz[1]d. Krantzcke 7-6 6-4
Reid[2] d. Gourlay[3] 6-2 1-6 6-3

Final
Reid[2] d. Fromholtz[1] 7-5 6-2
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Doubles----1st Round
Fromholtz/Gourlay[1] d. Gurdal/Sato 7-5 6-7 6-4
Chris O'Neil/Marzano d. Connor/Marsikova 6-0 5-7 6-2
Paish/Sawyer d. Neill/Robinson 6-4 6-1
Bowrey/J.O'Neil[4] d. Dalton/Krantzcke 6-4 3-6 6-4

Gregory/Wilton d. Ebbinghaus/Eisterlehner[3] 6-2 7-6
Ruddell/Young d. Franta(US)/Stockton(US) 6-2 7-6
Matison/Whytcross d. Hallam/Zeeman 7-6 6-1
Nagelsen/Reid[2] d. Fox/Harter 6-2 7-6

Quarters
Fromholtz/Gourlay[1] d. Chris O'Neil/Marzano 6-4 6-1
Bowrey/J.O'Neil[4] d. Paish/Sawyer 7-5 7-5
Ruddell/Young d. Gregory/Wilton 7-6 6-4
Nagelsen/Reid[2] d. Matison/Whytcross 7-5 6-4

Semis
Fromholtz/Gourlay[1] d. Bowrey/J.O'Neil[4] 6-4 6-3
Nagelsen/Reid[2] d. Ruddell/Young 6-3 6-4

Final
Fromholtz/Gourlay[1] d. Nagelsen/Reid[2] 5-7 6-1 7-5
----------------------------------------------
Draw note: Connor=maiden name of Chaloner.

Notes: Kerry Reid wins her elusive grand slam at last. The popular pixie-like lass knew it was her best chance, with Aussie giants Goolagong (pregnant) and Court (retired) absent. In fact, only Lesley Turner Bowrey (lost 1R to Reid) had ever won a slam among all the entries, and none had an Aussie title. Dianne "Hard Way" Fromholtz was top seed and favorite, but she and Kerry each struggled their way to the finals. On a hot day Kerry held serve only once each set (there were 18 breaks in 20 games!), but it was enough to take home the trophy. Having reached the semis 5 times , "There was more than a touch of Cinderella about the overdue occasion." The 29 year-old had been trying ever since she first came on the scene a curly-haired teen in 1965. This was Kerry's lone slam victory, and Fromholtz's only final. The promising lefty never again came so close.



Jan 3-9 Virginia Slims of Washington (IN) Dr=32
Venue: George Wasgington Campus. Semis and finals held in Capital Center.

Prelim: Mariana Simionescu (Rom) d Nancy Ornstein 6-4 6-3

1R Virginia Wade (GB) [2] d Julie Anthony 6-2 6-3
1R Linky Boshoff (SA) d Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 3-6 6-2 6-3
1R Janet Newberry d. Mima Jausovec (Yug) [6] 4-6 7-5 6-2
1R Wendy Overton d Mary Struthers 6-2 6-1
1R Martina Navratilova [3] d Marcie Louie 6-1 6-3
1R Kristein Shaw d Ilana Kloss (SA) 6-1 6-4
1R Francoise Durr (Fr) [7] d Val Ziegenfuss 6-3 7-5
1R Carrie Meyer d Laura DuPont 7-6 1-6 6-3

1R Beth Norton d Ann Kiyomura 3-6 6-3 6-1
1R Greer Stevens (SA) [8] d Simionescu [Q] 3-6 6-0 6-2
1R Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d Brigitte Cuypers (SA) 7-6 6-4
1R Betty Stove (Neth) [4] d Renata Tomanova (Cz) 7-6 6-4
1R Ingrid Bentzer (Swd) d Florenta Mihai (Rom) 6-4 6-0
1R Sue Barker (GB) [5] d Virginia Ruzici (Rom) 6-2 6-1
1R Joanne Russell d Kathy Kuykendall 6-1 6-2
1R Chris Evert [1] d Kathy May 6-4 6-3

2R Wade [2] d Boshoff 6-0 6-2
2R Newberry d Overton 6-4 6-1
2R Durr [7] d Meyer 7-5 6-3
2R Navratilova [3] d Shaw 7-6 6-4

2R Norton d. Stevens [8] 6-1 4-6 6-2
2R Turnbull d. Stove [4] 6-0 6-2
2R Barker [5] d Bentzer 6-1 6-4
2R Evert [1] d. Ruzici 63 64

QF Wade [2] d Newberry 6-3 7-5
QF Navratilova [3] d. Durr [7] 6-1 6-1
QF Turnbull d. Norton 6-2 6-2
QF Evert [1] d. Barker [5] 6-1 6-2

SF Navratilova [3] d. Wade [2] 7-6 6-0
SF Evert [1] d Turnbull 6-3 6-1

FI Martina Navratilova [3] d. Chris Evert [1] 6-2 6-3

Doubles

1R Barker/Stevens d Boshoff/Kloss [2] 6-3 7-6
1R Shaw/Ziegenfuss d Ornstein/Struthers 6-3 4-6 6-1
1R Durr/Kiyomura [3] d May/Overton 7-6 6-3
1R Kuykendall/Louie d Meyer/Norton 4-6 6-4 7-5

1R DuPont/Turnbull [4] d Bentzer/Simionescu 6-2 6-1
1R Cuypers/Doerner d Chymreva/Morozova default
1R Newberry/Russell d Jausovec/Ruzici 6-1 6-3
1R Navratilova/Stove [1] d Mihai/Tomanova 6-2 6-3

QF Shaw/Ziegenfuss d Barker/Stevens 6-3 6-3
QF Durr/Kiyomura [3] d Kuykendall/Louie 6-0 6-3
QF DuPont/Turnbull [4] d Cuypers/Doerner 4-6 7-5 6-3
QF Navratilova/Stove [1] d Newberry/Russell 7-6 7-6

SF Shaw/Ziegenfuss d Durr/Kiyomura [3] 6-3 6-4
SF Navratilova/Stove [1] d DuPont/Turnbull [4] 6-4 3-6 7-5

FI Navratilova/Stove [1] d Shaw/Ziegenfuss 7-5 6-2

Navratilova shows that ’77 will be an improvement over a lackluster ’76. Before the final her record vs Chris was 3-15. The slimmed down ex-Czech (she's dropped 25 pounds and now weighs 145) serves Evert off the fast Sporteze court in under an hour. "I felt very confident I could win because I was serving well and kept the pressure on her. She started making mistakes."

Evert: "Martina played superior tennis and I wasn't patient enough."

Chymreva and Morozova planned to enter but withdrew due to illness. Washington always throws up a surprise semifinalist. This year it's Wendy Turnbull, who earned only $3,000 in all of 1976.

Ends Jan 9 German Indoors, Bremen, GER (IN)

SF Mastoff d Annette Coe (GB) 7-6 6-3
SF Hanika d Irene Schultz 6-1 6-2

FI Sylvia Hanika d Helga Mastoff

Miss Hanika, only 17, is a promising German prospect.


ends Jan 8 Barnett Bank Qualifier, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

SF Balent d Nancy Yeargin 6-2 6-2
SF Pressly d Astrid Suurbeck 4-6 6-3 6-4

FI Jennifer Balent d Julie Pressly 6-2 6-1

Doubles
SF Hutnik/Yeargin d Balebt/Forood 6-2 6-2
SF Cobourn/Suurbeck d Giese/Pressly 6-4 7-5

FI Hutnick/Yeargin d Cobourn/Suurbeck 6-4 6-4

ends January 10 Pacific Coast Indoors, Portland, Org, US (IN)

FI Stacy Margolin d Lindsey Beaven (GB) [1] 6-2 6-4

An added attraction for the crowd is Tracy Austin, who is in Portland playing qualifying for the Avon event next week. The Avon qualifying was hled with the Pacific Indoors, both Margolin and Beaven are also entered in the Avon event. Beaven loses in the qualifying, but gains entry as lucku loser, perhaps based on her Pac Coast performance. Tracy's matches have far more fans than the men at the Pac Coast.

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 04:32 PM
January 10-16 Virginia Slims of Florida , Hollywood, FL (IN) Dr=32
Venue: Sportatorium

PR Brigitte Cuypers (SA) d Jennifer Balnet 6-4 6-3
PR Mary Struthers d Wendy Overton 6-1 6-2

1R Chris Evert [1] d Julie Anthony 6-1 6-0
1R Val Ziegenfuss d Terry Holladay 7-6 6-4
1R Betty Stove (Neth) [5] d Struthers [Q] 6-2 6-0
1R Kathy Kuykendall d.Regina Marsikova (Cz) 6-2 1-6 7-6
1R Martina Navratilova [3] d Ann Kiyomura 7-5 6-1
1R Marcie Loiue d Carrie Meyer 2-6 6-4 6-4
1R Sue Barker (GB) [6] d Cuypers [Q] 6-4 6-7 6-3
1R Renata Tomanova (Cz) d Ilana Kloss (SA) 6-2 6-2

1R Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d Beth Norton 6-2 6-2
1R Margaret Court (Aus) [7] d Virginia Ruzici (Rom) 2-6 6-1 7-5
1R JoAnne Russell d. Marise Kruger (SA) 6-4 4-6 7-6
1R Kristien Shaw d. Rosie Casals [4] 7-6 6-2
1R Greer Stevens (SA) d. Janet Newberry 6-1 6-4
1R Mima Jausovec (Yug) [8] d Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 4-6 6-1 6-2
1R Kathy May d. Francoise Durr (Fr) 7-6 7-6
1R Virginia Wade (GB) [2] d Zenda Liess 6-3 6-0

2R Evert [1] d Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-1
2R Stove [5] d Kuykendall 6-3 6-1
2R Navratilova [3]d Louie 6-2 6-2
2R Barker [6] d Tomanova 6-0 6-3

2R Court [7] d Turnbull 6-3 2-6 6-4
2R Russell d Shaw 2-6 6-3 6-2
2R Jausovec [8] d Stevens 6-4 3-6 7-6
2R Wade [2] d May default

QF Evert [1] d Stove [5] 6-4 7-6
QF Barker [6] d. Navratilova [3] 7-6 6-4
QF Court [7] d. Russell 6-3 6-4
QF Wade [2] d. Jausovec [8] 6-7 6-4 6-4

SF Evert [1] d. Barker [6] 6-4 6-4
SF Court [7] d Wade [2] 6-4 7-6 (5-3)

FI Chris Evert [1] d Margaret Court [7] 6-3 6-4

Doubles

1R Navratilova/Stove [1] d Marsikova/Tomanova 6-0 7-5
1R Kloss/Stevens d Anthony/Meyer 6-3 7-5
1R Barker/Kiyomura [4] d Durr/Kloss 6-3 6-2
1R Cuypers/Kruger d Kuykendall/Louie 7-5 6-2

1R Casals/Evert [3] d Liess/Norton 6-2 6-0
1R Jausovec/Ruzici d May/Overton default
1R Doerner/Turnbull d Shaw/Ziegenfuss 7-6 6-3
1R Court/Wade [2] d Russell/Newberry 6-0 6-3

QF Stove/Navratilova [1] d Kloss/Stevens 6-4 6-0
QF Barker/Kiyomura [4] d Cuypers/Kruger 6-4 7-5
QF Evert/Casals [3] d Jausovec/Ruzici 6-2 6-2
QF Court/Wade [2] d Doerner/Turnbull 6-7 6-2 6-2

SF Navratilova/Stove [1] d Barker/Kiyomura [4] 6-2 6-4
SF Casals/Evert [3] d Court/Wade [2] 6-3 6-1

FI Navratilova/Stove [1] d Casals/Evert [3] 6-4 3-6 6-4

Court's comeback continues as she downs second seeded Virginia Wade in the semis. Wade opines
on Court "She's playing a limited game and not covering as much court as before. But we've played so many times, She gets away with a lot of memory shots. She'a not quite the player of two years ago, but she's still so good that when she's slightly off she's a great player." Wade was "sluggish" from finishing her quarter vs Jausovec last, only to have to turn around and face Court at 11:30 the next morning.
Court attributes her comeback to a conversion in November of 1974. According to WT, "She is an ardent follower of the catholic sect of Charismatic Renewal."

Evert breaks Court 3 times and never drop serve in the final. Evert said that "She [court] was pretty easy to beat."The crowd of 10,921 is a Florida record.

Court on Court (regarding her long 3 set matches here): "I'm either running myself into the grave or running myself into form, one or the other."

Animals enjoyed the venue. Nesting birds in the rafters flew overhead during much of the doubles final. In the last game of the Ziegenfuss-Holladay match yells were heard from the stands (a rat was runing about) and Terry Holladay calmly escorted a dog who ran on court back to it's owner, fellow player Kathy Kuykendall. Kathy May turns her ankle in the 1R vs Durr, wins the match, and defaults in the next round. She has a chipped bone and is out 3 weeks.

Slims tour bits and bobs:

Betty Stove quipped after losing to Evert for the umpteenth time that she won't retire until she beats Chris

Tomanova's father is travelign with on tour. The pair argue about her strokes-Dad wants her to use topsin, which doesn't work as well on fast Sporteze carpet. A poll of players by the Miami Herald gets the following results:


Most Atttractive: Kristien Shaw
most Talkative: Martina Navratilova
Shyest: Mima Jausovec and Carrie Meyer
Most Easygoing: Rosie Casals
Most Intelligent: Vieginia Wade, Betty Stove, Julie Anthony
Most Religious: Margaret Court, Nancy Richey
Most Even-Tempered: Chris Evert, Janet Newberry, Ilana Kloss
Shortest Fuse: Virginia Wade
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January 10-16 Portland Futures (IN)

Seeds [1]--DuPont [2]-- Teeguarden [3]-- Simionescu [4]--Mihai
[5]--J. Evert [6]--Gerulaitus [7]--Hamm


Q1 Stacy Margolin d Helle Viragh (Den) 6-1 6-3
Q1 Bev Buckley d Robin Harris 6-1 6-4
Q1 Lindsey Berman d Debbie Fiuza 6-0 6-0
Q1 Carol Bailey d Christina Werner 6-1 6-1
Q1 Molly Hannas d Cathy Fink 6-0 7-6
Q1 Penny Moor (GB) d Francine Kaufman 6-0 6-1
Q1 Susie Hagey d Penny Cox 6-0 6-0
Q1 Connie Pearson d Margo Tiff 7-5 6-2
Q1 Sue Williams d Jerelym Jarmacz 6-0 6-0
Q1 Robin Lucey d Marlie Buehler 7-5 1-6 7-5
Q1 Candy Reynolds d Cindy Brady 6-0 6-1
Q1 Paulina Peled (Isr) d Lise Senn 6-2 6-1
Q1 Mareen "Peanut" Louie d Carolyn Brown 6-3 6-1
Q1 Mary Carillo d Lerone Patterson 6-0 6-0
Q1 Michelle Cary d Carolyn Lane 0-6 7-6 6-1

Q2 Lindsey Beaven (GB) d Amy Gram 6-0 6-0
Q2 Margolin d Gretchen Galt 6-0 6-1
Q2 Buckley d Berman 6-3 6-2
Q2 Bailey d Jordan 7-6 6-0
Q2 Arnold d Lola Swanson 6-4 3-6 6-3
Q2 Paula Smith d Linda Matthews default
Q2 Hannas d Moor 6-1 6-1
Q2 Hagey d Pearson 6-2 6-1
Q2 Desfor d Williams 6-3 7-6
Q2 Jane Stratton d Lucey 6-3 6-1
Q2 Reynolds d Kate Latham 6-1 6-4
Q2 Peled d Vicki Abels 6-0 6-0
Q2 Louie d Hallquist 7-6 6-1
Q2 Carillo d Judith Salome (Nth) 4-6 6-2 6-1
Q2 Tracy Austin d Carey 6-0 6-2
Q2 Belinda Thompson (GB) d Cindy Williams 6-0 6-0


Q3 Margolin d Beaven 6-2 6-4
Q3 Buckley d Bailey 7-6 6-4
Q3 P. Smith d Arnold 6-0 6-0
Q3 Hagey d Hanas 6-0 7-5
Q3 Desfor d Stratton 6-4 6-3
Q3 Reynolds d Peled 7-6 6-3
Q3 Carillo d Louie 4-6 6-4 6-3
Q3 Austin d Thompson 6-3 6-2


1R Margolin [Q] d Laura DuPont 7-6 6-2
1R Michelle Tyler (GB) d Betsy Nagelson 6-3 2-6 6-1
1R Iris Riedel (Ger) d Glynis Coles (GB) 6-4 7-6
1R Racquel Giscafre (Arg) d Thompson [Q] 6-4 4-6 6-3
1R Mimmi Wikstedt (Swd) d Mariana Simionescu (Rom) 6-3 6-3
1R Michele Gurdal (Bel) d Sharon Walsh 6-1 6-7 6-3
1R Buckley [Q] d Jeanne Evert 6-3 6-3
1R Elly Vessies (Nth) d Lea Antopolis 6-2 6-3

1R Bunny Bruning d Reynolds [Q] 6-1 6-2
1R Beaven [Q] d Ruta Gerulaitus 6-3 6-0
1R Desfor [Q] d Hagey [Q] 6-4 6-2
1R Linda Mottram (GB) d Florenta Mihai (Rom) 6-3 4-6 6-3
1R Austin [Q] d P. Smith [Q] 6-7 6-3 6-2
1R Mary Hamm d Isa Fernandez (Col) 3-6 6-3 6-2
1R Linda Thomas d Sue Stap 6-4 2-6 6-3
1R Carillo [Q] d Pam Teeguarden 2-6 7-6 6-3

2R Margolin d Tyler 6-1 6-2
2R Riedel d Giscafre 6-3 6-7 6-3
2R Wikstedt d Gurdal 6-3 6-0
2R Vessies d Buckley 6-2 6-1

2R Beaven d Bruning 6-4 6-4
2R Mottram d Desfor 6-3 6-4
2R Austin d Hamm 6-3 6-2
2R Carillo d Thomas 6-2 6-0

QF Margolin d Reidel 6-0 6-4
QF Vessies d Wikstedt 7-6 7-5
QF Mottram d Beaven 3-6 6-4 6-2
QF Austin d Carillo 6-2 6-3

SF Margolin d Vessies 6-1 5-7 6-4
SF Austin d Mottram 0-6 6-2 6-2

FI Tracy Austin [Q] d. Stacy Margolin [Q] 6-7 6-3 4-1 ret.

Doubles

QF Hamm/Reynolds d Giscafre/Teeguarden6-7 7-6 7-6
QF Smith/Walsh d J. Evert/Thomas 6-3 6-3
QF Fernandez/Wikstedt d Mihai/Vessies 6-1 6-4
QF Bruning/DuPont d Carillo/Nagelson default

SF Smith/Walsh d Hamm/Reynolds default
SF Fernadez/Wikstedt d Bruning/DuPont 6-3 5-7 6-3

FI I. Fernandez/Wikstedt d Paula Smith/Walsh 1-6 6-2 6-3

14 year old Tracy defeats 17 year old Margolin for her first senior level title. This sets a record for the youngest-ever WTA tour title. The final was also notable for both finalists coming through qualifying. Stacy had to retire due to blisters-all the tennis (she won 7 matches to get to the finals) finally catching up with her.
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New Zealand Open, Auckland, NZ

1R Kathy Harter (US) d Christine Newton 6-4 4-6 6-2
1R Helen Hanis d Paula Coulter (US) 7-6 4-6 12-10


2R Harter d
2R Pauline Elliott d Donna Stockton (US0 6-2 6-3
2R Val Franta (US) d
2R Rayni Fox (US) d


QF Harter d Elliott 2-6 6-4 6-3
QF Karen Krantzcke (Aus) d Val Grant (US) 6-1 6-0

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FI Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) d Karen Krantzcke 6-4 6-4

Donna is the sister tennis playing Dick Stockton.

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:10 PM
Jan 17-23 Virginia Slims of Houston 100K DR=32 (IN)

PR: Ilana Kloss (SA) d Carrie Fleming 6-2 6-4
PR: Renata Tomanova (Cz) d Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 6-4 6-4

1R Dianne Fromholtz [2] d Ann Kiyomura 7-6 6-3
1R Marise Kruger (SA) d Natasha Chymreva (USSR) default
1R Carrie Meyer d Kathy Kuykendall default
1R Regina Marsikova d Olga Morozova [6] 6-3 6-1
1R Betty Stove (Nth) [4] d Terry Holladay 6-1 6-2
1R Greer Stevens (SA) d Joanne Russell 6-0 7-5
1R Sue Barker (GB) [7] d Julie Anthony 6-3 6-4
1R Linda Mottram (GB) d Tracy Austin 6-4 6-1

1R Mima Jausovec (Yug) d Stacy Margolin 7-6 6-1
1R Kerry Reid (Aus) [5] d Kloss [Q] 7-5 6-4
1R Kristien Shaw d Janet Newberry 6-0 7-6
1R Rosie Casals [3] d Nancy Richey 4-6 7-5 6-2
1R Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d Tomanova [Q] 6-3 7-5
1R Margaret Court (Aus) [8] d Zenda Liess 6-0 6-1
1R Marcie Louie d Elly Vessies (Nth) 6-4 3-6 6-0
1R Martina Navratilova [1] d Virginia Ruzici (Rom) 6-4 6-1

2R Fromholtz d Kruger 6-2 6-1
2R Meyer d. Marsikova 6-4 6-3
2R Stevens d. Stove [4] 6-3 5-7 6-2
2R Barker [7] d Mottram 6-7 6-3 6-4

2R Jausovec d. Kerry Reid [5] 6-3 6-1
2R Shaw d Casals [3] 7-6 6-4
2R Turnbul d Court [8] 6-4 7-6
2R Navratilova [1] d Louie 6-4 7-6

QF Fromholtz d. Meyer 6-2 6-0
QF Barker [7] d Stevens 6-4 7-5
QF Jausovec d. Shaw 6-4 6-1
QF Navratilova [1] d Turnbull 7-5 3-6 6-0

SF Barker [7] d Fromholtz [2] 2-6 6-0 6-2
SF Navratilova [1] d Jausovec 6-2 6-1

FI Martina Navratilova [1] d Sue Barker [7] 7-6 7-5

Doubles

1R Navratilova/Stove [1]-bye
1R Newberry/Russell d Liess/Mottram 6-0 3-6 6-3
1R Reid/Stevens d Doerner/Turnbull [4] 2-6 6-4 6-3
1R Jausovec/Ruzici d Holladay/Shaw 7-5 2-1 retired

1R Anthony/Fromholtz d Kuykendall/Louie 6-1 6-1
1R Barker/Kiyomura d Kruger/Vessies 6-1 6-2
1R Marsikova/Tomanova d Chymreva/Morozova default
1R Casals/Kloss [2]-bye

QF Navratilova/Stove [1] d Newberry/Russell 6-2 6-4
QF Reid/Stevens d Jausovec/Ruzici 7-5 7-5
QF Barker/Kiyomura d Anthony/Fromholtz 6-1 6-0
QF Casals/Kloss d Marsikova/Tomanova 6-2 6-2

SF Navratilova/Stove [1] d Reid/Stevens 6-4 6-4
SF Barker/Kiyomura d Casals/Kloss 6-1 7-5

FI Navratilova/Stove [1] d. Barker/Ann Kiyomura 4-6 6-2 6-1

One week after winning her first title, Austin falls to Brit Mottram in the 1st round. Tracy sets a record as the youngest ever to play a Slims event. It was sweet revenge for Mottram, who lost to the kid in Portland. This time the Brit uses a low slice to confound the 90 pound 5' 1" Austin. Mottram: "She didn't play the same as she did in Portlland. She didn't do as much with the short balls and she made allot of unforced errors. She says she wasn't nervous, but I think she was.:

Rosie Casals falls to Kristien Shaw for the second time in as many weeks. Kristien Kemmer shaw attributes her better result to a new topspin backhand she has learned from her coach Ken walts, father of male player Butch Walts.

Off court news is made when Billie Jean King announces she plans to be 100% fit in a bid to play Wimbledon. "it will be the 100th anniversary there. They have all sorts of exciting things planned, and I want to be part of it." King also indicated in the interview that "I would like to have a baby before I'm 35."
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Jan 17-23 Futures of Boise (IN) 20K DR=32

Q1 Roylee Bailey d Cathy Fink 6-2 6-2
Q1 Cathy Beene d Vicki Hurt 6-0 6-1
Q1 Chris Penn d Molly Hannas 7-6 4-6 6-1
Q1 Jan Wilton (Aus) d Lucia Braga 7-6 7-5
Q1 Helle Viragh (Den) d Mimi Arnold 6-3 6-2
Q1 Kay Hallam d Diane Driscoll 5-7 6-0 6-4
Q1 Caroline Brown d Caroline Matsucka 6-1 6-1
Q1 Kate Latham d Cissie Steinbreder 6-0 6-1
Q1 Carol Bailey d Judith Salome (Nth) 7-6 6-4
Q1 Kym Ruddell (Aus) d Marlie Buehler 6-2 6-1
Q1 Penny Moor (GB) d Terry Elbert 6-1 6-1
Q1 Karen Susman d Kristi Somers 6-1 6-0
Q1 Belinda Thompson (GB) d April Hanrath 7-5 6-2
Q1 Paulina Peled (Isr) d Marie Pinterova (Cz) 6-2 6-3
Q1 Jane Preyer d Margot Tiff 6-1 6-2
Q1 Caroline Lane d Debbie Fiuza 6-2 6-1
Q1 Jane Stratton d Sue Hagey 1-6 6-3 7-5

Q2 Robin Harris d Sue Williams 6-3 6-2
Q2 Candy Reynolds d R Bailey 6-4 7-5
Q2 Beene d Jerelyn Jarmacz 5-0 retired
Q2 Penn d Laurie Hulstrand 6-0 6-0
Q2 Wilton d Caindy Brady 6-2 7-5
Q2 Viragh d Rebecca Eichelberger 6-0 6-0
Q2 Hallam d Brown 6-0 6-1
Q2 Latham d Lona Swanson 6-0 6-2
Q2 C Bailey d Jeanne Hepner 6-7 6-2 7-5
Q2 Ruddell d Moor 6-2 7-6
Q2 Susman d Thompson 6-3 6-2
Q2 Peled d Preyer 6-4 7-5
Q2 Stratton d Lane 6-2 6-2
Q2 Lise Senn d Vicki Avos 6-0 6-2

Q3 Harris d Marianne Dewane 6-0 6-0
Q3 Reynolds d Beene 6-3 6-7 6-2
Q3 Penn d Wilton 6-1 6-2
Q3 Viragh d Hallam 6-4 6-4
Q3 C. Bailey d Latham 6-7 6-4 6-4
Q3 Susman d Ruddell 7-6 6-2
Q3 Stratton d Peled 6-2 6-1
Q3 Kahn d Senn 6-4 6-0

1R Stratton [Q] d Brigitte Cuypers (SA) 6-7 7-5 6-3
1R Isa Fernandez (Col) d Mimmi Wikstedt (Swd) 7-6 6-0
1R Sue Stap d Jeanne Evert 4-6 6-2 6-4
1R Bunny Bruning d Glynis Coles (GB) 6-2 6-3
1R Susman [Q] d Wendy Overton 7-6 6-2
1R Reynolds [Q] d Penn [Q] 7-5 6-0
1R Pam Teeguadren d Iris Riedel (Ger) 6-4 6-4
1R Linda Thomas d Kahn [Q] 6-4 6-2

1R C Bailey d Viragh [Q] 3-6 6-2 7-5
1R Mary Hamm d Linky Boshoff (SA) 6-2 7-5
1R Latham [Q] d Michelle Tyler (GB) 6-2 6-2
1T Laura DuPont d Harris [Q] 6-2 6-2
1R Lindsey Beaven (GB) d Michele Gurdal (Bel) 6-3 6-1
1R Betsy Nagelsen d. Florenta Mihai (Rom) 6-2 6-3
1R Sharon Walsh d Ruta Gerulaitus 7-6 6-2
1R Mary Struthers d Racquel Giscafre (Arg) 6-1 6-3

2R Stratton d I. Fernandez 6-4 6-1
2R Bruning d Stap 7-5 6-4
2R Susman d Reynolds 3-6 7-5 6-1
2R Teeguarden d Thomas 6-1 6-0

2R Hamm d C. Bailey 6-4 3-6 6-3
2R DuPont d Latham 6-3 6-3
2R Nagelson d Beaven 6-4 3-6 6-1
2R Walsh d Struthers 6-2 7-6

QF Bruning d Stratton 6-4 3-6 6-4
QF Teeguarden d Susman 7-6 6-2
QF Hamm d. Dupont 7-6 6-3
QF Walsh d Nagelson 6-4 5-7 7-6

SF Teeguarden d Bruning 7-6 6-3
SF Walsh d Hamm 6-4 3-6 6-4

FI Pam Teeguarden d. Sharon Walsh 6-1 6-2

Doubles

Missing 1R

QF Boshoff/DuPont d Gurdal/Riedel 6-4 4-6 6-4
QF Bruning/Overtond Reynolds/Stratton 6-7 6-3 6-4
QF I. Fernandez/Wikstedt d Gerulaitus/Stap 6-3 6-2

SF Boshoff/DuPont d Hamm/Struthers 6-4 6-3
SF Bruning/Overton d I. Fernandez/Wikstedt 7-6 6-3

FI Boshoff/DuPont d Bruning/Overton 6-3 6-7 6-3

source: the NYT
The highlight of the qualifying event at Hailey was when the sponsers passed out a bottle of champagne and a rose to each of the 16 final qualifiers. Each girl was handed her presentr by a cowboy. The qualifiers stayed at the Hiawatha Hotel, which had communal showers and bathrooms. There was only one phone. The bar was full of cowboys. One player noted. "The first night the cowboys were a little dirty around the place. The next night they were all slicked out."

Any female may enter an Avon qualifying event as long as she plunks down $25 and passes a sex-chromosone test.
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Jan 16-23 Tasmanian Open Hobart, AUS (GR)
SF Fox d. Karen Krantzcke 6-2 6-4
SF Bowrey d. Mary Sawyer 6-3 6-0

FI Rayni Fox d Lesley Bowrey 6-2 4-6 7-6

DF Bowrey/Krantzcke d Matison/Sawyer 6-2 6-0

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:11 PM
Jan 24-30 Virginia Slims of Minnesota (IN) Bloomington, Minn, USA
100K DR=32

PR Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Elly Vessies (Nth) 5-7 6-3 6-4
PR Wendy Overtond Julie Anthony 6-4 6-4

1R Virginia Wade (GB) [1] Overton [Q] 6-2 6-2
1R Marcie Louie d Beth Norton 6-7 6-4 6-3
1R Sue Barker (GB) [8] d Francoise Durr (Fr) 6-2 6-1
1R Pam Teeguarden d Ingrid Bentzer (Swd) 7-6 6-2
1R Margaret Court (Aus) [4] d Sharon Walsh 6-3 6-2
1R Ruzici [Q] d Val Ziegenfuss 6-3 6-4
1R Rosie Casals [5] d Mary Hamm 6-0 6-0
1R Tracy Austin d Greer Stevens (SA) 7-5 6-3

1R Linda Mottram (GB) d Renata Tomanova (Cz) 6-2 4-6 6-2
1R Olga Morozova (USSR) [7] d Marise Kruger (SA) 7-5 6-3
1R Mima Jausovec (Yug) d Linky Boshoff (SA) 7-6 6-2
1R Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) [3] 7-5 6-7 6-4
1R Natsha Chymreva (USSR) d Stacy Margolin 4-6 6-4 7-6 (5-4)
1R Kerry Reid (Aus) [6] d Janet Newberry 6-3 7-6
1R Regina Marsikova (Cz) d Joanne Russell 6-4 7-5
1R Martina Navratilova [2] d Bunny Bruning 6-2 6-0

2R Wade [1] d Louie 6-2 6-2
2R Barker [8] d Teeguarden 6-2 6-4
2R Court [4] d Ruzici 6-4 6-4
2R Casals [5] d Austin 6-3 6-3

2R Morozova [7] d Mottram 3-6 6-1 6-3
2R Jausovec d Turnbull 7-5 6-1
2R Chymreva d Reid [6] 6-2 6-4
2R Navratilova [2] d Marsikova 6-2 6-1


QF Barker [8] d. Wade [1] 6-5 ret
QF Casals [5] d. Court [4] 6-4 7-5
QF Morozova [7] d. Jausovec 7-6 6-2
QF Navratilova [2] d. Chmyreva 6-4 6-2

SF Barker [8] d. Casals [5] 6-3 2-6 7-6
SF Navratilova [2] d. Morozova [7] 6-4 6-3

FI Martina Navratilova [2] d Sue Barker [8] 6-0 6-1

Doubles

1R Court/Wade [1]-bye
1R Margolin/Mottram d Anthony/Fromholtz default
1R Newberry/Russell d Turnbull/Ziegenfuss [4] 7-6 6-4
1R Jausovec/Ruzici d Tomanova/Vessies 7-6 7-6

1R Chymreva/Morozova d Boshoff/Kruger 6-1 6-3
1R Reid/Stevens [3] d Louie/Marsikova 6-2 6-3
1R Bruning/Walsh d Durr/Overton 6-2 7-5
1R Casals/Navratilova [2]-bye

QF Margolin/Mottram d Court/Wade [1] default
QF Jausovec/Ruzici d Newberry/Russell 7-6 3-6 6-4
QF Reid/Stevens [3] d Chymreva/Morozova 6-2 0-6 7-6
QF Casals/Navratilova [2] d Bruning/Walsh 6-1 2-6 6-2

SF Jausocec/Ruzici d Margolin/Mottram 6-2 6-1
SF Casals/Navratilova [2] d Reid/Stevens [3] 4-6 6-4 6-1

FI Casals/Navratilova [2] d Jausovec/Ruzici 6-2 6-1


Martina storms through the field. In the final she leads 6-0 5-0 before Barker salvages some pride and takes a game. No slims final has ever been a complete shutout. "I can't play any better than I did today. I played so well I can hardly believe it myself."

Casals’ run to the semis includes a win over tiny Tracy and her long time nemesis Margaret Court. Rosie appeared in full battle regalia for the Austin match, wearing a black shimmering dress especially made for her by Ted Tinling. After winning Casals quiped: "it's important that I beat you now. I might not get another chance." Wade was forced to retire to Barker when she sprained her left ankle. Rosie didn't make the same mistake Greer Stevens did, using dinks, slices, and drop shots rather than tyrying to blast Tracy off the court. When asked about being like Chris Evert she relpied, "I'm tired of everybody saying I play like her. I have my own game."

Match of the week may have Chymreva-Margolin, which ended past midnight at 12:15. Stacy fell flat on her face on sudden-death match point to lose. She later joked "It must have past my bedtime."

Jan 24-30 Long Island Futures (IN) Port Washington, NY, USA

Q1 Judith Salome (Nth) d Carol Gordon 6-1 6-1
Q1 Paulina Peled (Isr) d Margot Tiff 6-1 6-0
Q1 Roylee Bailey d Florence Guedy (Bel) 6-4 6-1
Q1 Nathalie Fuchs (Fr) d Carol Jane Charlton 6-0 6-0
Q1 Pat Medrado (Brz) d Robin Kahn 6-2 7-6
Q1 Vicki Kerr (Aus) d Sue Williams 5-7 6-0 6-3
Q1 Aleida Spex d Cindy Thomas 6-2 6-3
Q1 Patty Shoolman d Debbie Fuiza 6-0 6-2

Q1 Ruta Gerulaitus d Jan Wilton (Aus) 6-4 6-0
Q1 Nancy Ornstein d Marie Pinterova (Cz) 6-1 6-3
Q1 Belinda Thompson (GB) d Lucia Braga 6-0 6-2
Q1 Linda Siegelman d Betsy Butler 6-2 6-4
Q1 Robin Harris d Inge Korsten 6-7 6-3 6-0
Q1 Marjorie Blackwood (Can) d Nerida Gregory (Aus) 6-2 3-6 6-2
Q1 Penny Moor (GB) d Pam Bailey 7-6 6-2
Q1 Cathy Beene d Vera Komar (Can) 6-4 6-1

Q1 Jane Preyer d Sally Greer 6-7 7-6 6-1
Q1 Marilla Matte d Cindy Brady 6-0 6-0
Q1 Wendy Paish (Aus) d Lise Senn 6-1 6-2
Q1 Sue Hagey d Joni Rowe 6-1 6-1
Q1 Stephanie Tolleson d Kristi Somers 6-2 6-2
Q1 Caroline Stoll d Jackie Fayter (GB) 6-1 6-2
Q1 Molly Hannas d Connie Pearson 6-4 7-6
Q1 Glynis Coles (GB) d Sissy Steinbreder 6-0 6-0

Q1 Robin Tenney d Marlie Buehler 6-3 6-4
Q1 Claudia Monteiro (Brz) d Vicki Abels 6-2 6-2
Q1 Tanya Harford (SA) d Katy Mueller 6-0 6-1
Q1 Chris Penn d Daine Evers (Aus) 6-2 6-3
Q1 Kaye Hallam d Lonsa Swanson 2-6 6-0 6-2
Q1 Yvonne Vermaak (SA) d Caroline Brown 6-0 6-0
Q1 Kym Ruddell (Aus) d Laurie Tenney 7-5 6-2
Q1 Jeanne Evert d Carolyn Lane 7-5 6-4

Q2 Peled d Salome 7-6 6-1
Q2 Fuchs d R. Bailey 6-4 6-4
Q2 Medrado d Kerr 7-6 6-2
Q2 Shoolman d Spex 7-6 6-2
Q2 Gerulaitus d Ornstein 7-5 6-4
Q2 Thompson d Siegelman 7-5 4-6 6-4
Q2 Blackwood d Harris 6-3 7-6
Q2 Beene d Moor 5-7 6-3 6-1

Q2 Preyer d Matte 6-3 5-7 6-2
Q2 Hagey d Paish 6-0 6-7 6-1
Q2 Tolleson d Stoll 6-4 6-4
Q2 Coles d Hannas 6-3 6-3
Q2 Tenney d Monteiro 6-1 6-2
Q2 Penn d Harford 2-6 6-3 7-5
Q2 Vermaak d Hallam 6-0 6-0
Q2 Ruddell d J. Evert 6-4 6-3

Q3 Fuchs d Peled 2-6 6-0 6-1
Q3 Shoolman d Medrado 6-1 5-7 6-2
Q3 Gerulaitus d Thompson 6-3 7-5 7-5 (WT score an obvious error)
Q3 Coles d Tolleson 6-4 6-2
Q3 Penn d Tenney 6-3 6-3
Q3 Vermmak d Ruddell 4-6 6-2 7-5

1R Vermaak [Q] d Ilana Kloss (SA) [1] 6-3 7-6
1R Shoolman [Q] d Racquel Giscafre (Arg) 6-3 6-3
1R Coles [Q] d Iris Riedel (Ger) 6-1 6-3
1R Ruddell [Q] d Candy Reynolds 4-6 6-3 6-2
1R Peled [LL] d Ann Kiyomura [3] 4-6 7-6 6-4
1R Michelle Tyler (GB) d Mimmi Wikstedt (Swd) 5-7 6-4 6-3
1R Laura DuPont d Hagey [Q] 6-3 7-6
1R Jane Stratton d Beene [Q] 6-4 6-3

1R Gerulaitus [Q] d Isa Fernandez (Col) 3-6 6-0 7-6
1R Kate Latham d Thompson [Q] 6-1 6-3
1R Mary Carillo d Sue Stap 7-6 6-4
1R Penn [Q] d Mary Struthers [4] 6-4 6-2
1R Betsy Nagelson d Michele Gurdal (Bel) 6-1 6-2
1R Florenta Mihai (Rom) d Bev Buckley 6-3 6-4
1R Lindsey Beaven (GB) d Carol Baily 6-3 6-4
1R Brigitte Cuypers (SA) [2] d Fuchs [Q] 6-3 3-6 6-4


2R Vermaak d Shoolman 6-2 6-1
2R Coles d Ruddell 6-4 7-5
2R Tyler d Peled [LL] 6-3 6-4
2R DuPont d Stratton 3-6 6-2 6-0

2R Gerulaitus d Latham 4-6 6-2 6-4
2R Carillo d Penn 6-4 3-6 7-6
2R Nagelsen d. Mihai 6-7 6-3 6-3
2R Cuypers d Beaven 6-2 4-6 6-1

QF Coles d Vermaak 1-6 7-5 6-2
QF DuPont d Tyler 6-4 6-4
QF Carillo d Gerulaitus 6-1 6-4
QF Cuypers d Nagelson 6-7 7-6 6-2

SF DuPont d Coles 6-4 6-3
SF Cuypers d Carillo 6-2 1-6 6-2

FI Laura Dupont d. Brigette Cuypers [2] 6-4 4-6 6-1

Doubles

1R Cuypers/DuPont d Buckley/Giscafre 6-4 6-3
1R Carillo/Nagelson d Shoolman/Struthers 6-3 4-6 6-0
1R Reynolds/Stratton d Fuchs/Vermaak 6-1 6-2
1R Hagey/Riedel d Baily/Latham 7-5 7-6

1R I Fernandez/Wikstedt d Beaven/Tyler 6-2 7-6
1R Beene/Penn d ????
1R Gerulaitus/Stap d Coles/Mihai 3-6 7-5 6-4
1R Kiyomura/Kloss d Peled/Ruddell 6-7 7-6 7-5

QF Cuypers/Dupont d Carillo/Nagelson 6-2 6-3
QF Hagey/Riedel d Reynolds/Stratton 1-6 6-4 7-6
QF I Fernandez/Wiksrwdt d Benne/Penn 6-2 6-2
QF Kiyomura/Kloss d Gerulaitus/Stap 6-1 5-7 7-5

SF Cuypers/DuPont d Hagey/Riedel 6-4 3-6 6-3
SF Kiyomura/Kloss d I Fernandez/Wiksredt 4-6 7-5 6-1

FI Kiyomura/Kloss d Cuypers/DuPont 7-5 6-4

93 women are eliminated in pre-qualifying and qualifying! Shoolman is one player who came through pre-qualies and qualies to enter the main draw.

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ends January 31, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia

FI: Paula Kelly d. Peta Kelly 6-7 6-2 7-5

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:12 PM
VS Seattle (IN) Jan 31- Feb 6

PR Mary Hamm d Pat Bostrom 6-2 6-2
PR Ilana Kloss (SA) d Bunny Bruning 6-3 6-2

1R Martina Navratilova d Brigitte Cuypers (SA) 6-3 6-2
1R Linda Mottram (GB) d Laura DuPont 6-3 4-6 6-4
1R Marcie Louie d Mima Jausovec (Yug) 1-6 7-5 6-3
1R Sharon Walsh d Marise Kruger (SA) 6-3 6-2
1R Rosie Casals d Wendy Turnbull (Aus) [5]
1R Val Ziegenfuss d Regina Marsikova (Cz) 6-2 6-7 6-3
1R Pam Teeguarden d Carrie Meyer 6-4 6-0
1R Natasha Chymreva (USSR) d Linky Boshoff (SA) 6-2 6-2

1R Cynthia Doerner (SA) d Kloss [Q] 6-4 7-5
1R Olga Morozova (USSR) d Francoise Durr (Fr) 6-3 6-2
1R Renata Tomanova (Cz) d Nancy Richey 6-3 6-1
1R Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) d Gynis Coles (GB) 3-0 retired
1R Wendy Overton d Ingrid Bentzer (Swd) 6-3 2-6 6-2
1R Kristien Shaw d Mary Carillo 6-4 2-6 6-2
1R Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Zenda Liess 6-0 4-6 7-5
1R Chris Evert d Hamm [Q] 6-1 6-3

2R Navratilova d Mottram 6-3 6-2
2R Walsh d Louie 4-6 6-3 6-2
2R Casals d Ziegenfuss 6-2 6-3
2R Chymreva d Teeguarden 6-0 6-0

2R Morozova d Doerner 6-3 6-2
2R Fromholtz d Tomanova 6-1 6-0
2R Shaw d Overton 6-4 3-6 6-4
2R Evert d Ruzici 6-4 6-1

QF Navratilova d Walsh 6-2 6-1
QF Casals d Chmyreva 7-5 6-3
QF Morozova d Fromholtz 6-2 6-0
QF Evert d Shaw 6-0 6-0

SF Navratilova d. Casals 7-5 6-4
SF Evert d Morozova 6-0 6-1

FI Chris Evert d. Martina Navratilova 6-2 6-4

Doubles

1R Casals/Evert d Fromholtz/Overton 6-4 6-4
1R Bruning/Walsh d Coles/???? default
1R Shaw/Ziegenfuss d Cuypers/Doerner 6-3 2-6 6-2
1R DuPont/Turnbull d Mottram/Tomanova 6-2 6-2

1R Jausovec/Ruzici d Louie/Marsikova 7-6 7-5
1R Boshoff/Kloss d Chymreva/Morozova 2-6 7-5 7-5
1R Bentzer/Meyer d Bostrom/Hamm 7-6 6-7 6-2
1R Durr/Navratilova-bye

QF Casals/Evert d Bruning/Walsh 6-4 7-6
QF Shaw/Ziegenfuss d DuPont/Turnbull 6-3 3-6 7-6
QF Jausovec/Ruzici d Boshoff/Kloss 7-5 6-1
QF Durr/Navratilova d Bentzer/Meyer 6-2 6-0

SF Casals/Evert d Shaw/Ziegenfuss 6-3 6-1
SF Durr/Navratilova d Jausovec/Ruzici 7-5 6-4

FI Casals/Evert d Durr/Navratilova 6-4 3-6 6-3


Evert gains revenge for her January loss to Martina. Turnbull on her unexpected success this year despite trough draws: "I don'r know what I'm doing right and I hope I never discover it." The rough draws continue though-even her 5th seeding doesn't help, as Wendy goes out to Rosie Caslas-ranked in the top 10 on the computer but unseeded here. Chrissie's whitewash of close friend Kristien Shaw puts a chill on their friendship. Shaw felt that Evert humiliated her on purpose in not dropping a game.

Jan 31 –Feb 6 Westchester Futures (IN) Port Chester, NY
Venue: Rye Hilton "Bubble"

Q1 Nancy Ornstein d Judith Salome (Neth) 6-1 6-2
Q1 Caroline Stoll d Robin Harris 6-1 6-2
Q1 Belinda Thompson (GB) d Inge Koestan 5-7 6-4 6-3
Q1 Carolyn Lane d Cindy Thomas 6-1 7-6
Q1 Jackie Fayter (GB) d Lona Swanson 6-3 6-0
Q1 Penny Moore d Rosanna Spannagle 6-0 6-2
Q1 Nina Bohm (Swd) d Pat Medrado (Brz) 6-0 7-6
Q1 Tanya Harford (SA) d Sally Greer 2-6 6-3 6-3

Q1 Antonella Rosa (Ity) d Nathalie Fuchs (Frn) 6-1 4-6 6-3
Q1 Janice Metcalf d Marlie Buehler 6-1 6-2
Q1 Florence Guedy (Frn) d Sue Williams 6-1 6-2
Q1 Linda Siegelman d Marilla Matte (Brz) 6-1 6-4
Q1 Racquel Giscafre (Arg) d Carolyn Brown 6-1 6-2
Q1 Sue Stap d Connie Pearson 6-0 6-1
Q1 Maria Pinterova (Cz0 d Vicki Kerr (Aus) 6-4 6-3
Q1 Robin Kahn d Barbara Potter 5-7 6-4 6-4

Q1 Donna Rubin d Claudia Monteiro (Brz) 6-3 6-3
Q1 Roylee Bailey d Stephanie Tolleson 6-4 6-0
Q1 Molly Hannas d Louise Halle 6-2 6-3
Q1 Sue Hagey d Nerida Gregory (Aus) 6-3 6-0
Q1 Lisa Doherty d Cindy Brady 6-2 6-3
Q1 Jane Preyer d Lucia Braga 6-2 6-3
Q1 Carol Gordon d Maria Buchignani 6-0 6-0
Q1 Beatrix Klein (Hun) d Wendy Paish (Aus) 6-4 7-5
Q1 Marjorie Blackwood (Can) d Lise Senn 6-1 6-3
Q1 Aleida Spex d Kaye Hallam 4-6 6-2 6-0

Q2 Stoll d Ornstein 6-2 6-1
Q2 K Jordan d Thompson 6-1 0-6 6-4
Q2 Fayter d Lane 7-6 6-4
Q2 Reynolds d Cathy Farrell default
Q2 Bohm d Moor 6-0 2-0 ret.
Q2 Harford d Rosa 6-2 4-6 6-0
Q2 Melcalf d Guedy 6-3 6-4
Q2 Giscafre d Siegelman 6-0 6-1

Q2 Stap d Laurie Tenney 6-2 6-2
Q2 Pinterova d Diane Evers (Aus) 6-4 3-6 6-2
Q2 Rubin d Kahn 6-4 6-2
Q2 Bailey d Hannas 6-4 6-2
Q2 Hagey d Doherty 6-1 6-2
Q2 Preyer d Nana Sato (Jap) default
Q2 Klein d Gordon 7-5 6-0
Q2 Spex d Blackwood 6-0 6-1

Q3 K Jordan d Stoll 2-6 6-0 7-5
Q3 Reynolds d Fayter 7-6 6-3
Q3 Bohm d Harford 7-5 6-1
Q3 Metcalf d Giscafre 6-2 6-1
Q3 Pinterova d Stap 2-6 7-6 6-2
Q3 Rubib d Baily 6-3 6-3
Q3 Hagey d Preyer 6-3 6-0
Q3 Spex d Klein 7-6 6-3


1R Stoll [LL] d Pat Shoolman 6-1 6-2
1R Stap [LL] d Giscafre [LL] 6-3 6-1
1R Florenta Mihai (Rom) d Klein 6-4 6-2
1R Michele Tyler (GB) d Reynolds 7-5 6-3
1R Yvonne Vermaak (SA) d Isa Fernandez (Col) 6-4 6-4
1R Mimmi Wikstedt (Sw) d Bohm [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R Jane Stratton d Paulina Peled (Isr) 6-2 6-2
1R Michele Gurdal (Bel) d Bev Buckley 6-3 6-2

1R Carol Baily d K Jordan [Q] 6-3 6-2
1R Betsy Nagelson d Ruta Gerulaitus 6-4 1-6 6-4
1R Chris Penn d Spex [Q] 6-2 6-3
1R Pinterova [Q] d Mariana Simionescu (Rom) 2-6 7-6 6-3
1R Kym Ruddell d Rubin [Q] 6-2 5-7 6-2
1R Lindsey Beaven (GB) d Metcalf [Q] 6-7 6-4 6-5 ret.
1R Kate Latham d Iris Riedel (Ger) 6-2 6-2
1R Mary Stuthers d Hagey 3-6 6-1 6-1

2R Stoll [LL] d Stap [LL] 4-6 6-1 6-0
2R Mihai d Tyler 6-0 6-4
2R Vermaak d Wikstedt 6-1 6-3
2R Stratton d Gurdal 6-3 6-2

2R Nagelson d Baily 6-3 5-7 6-3
2R Penn d Pinterova [Q] 6-0 6-3
2R Beaven d Ruddell 6-3 7-5
2R Latham d Struthers 6-4 6-3

QF Mihai d Stoll 6-1 6-2
QF Stratton d Vermaak 6-3 6-2
QF Nagelson d Penn 7-6 6-2
QF Latham d Beaven 7-5 6-2

SF Mihai d Stratton 3-6 7-6 7-5
SF Nagelson d Latham 6-3 6-3

FI Florenta Mihai d. Betsy Nagelsen 6-4 3-6 6-4

Doubles

Missing 1R results

QF Gerulaitus/Stap d Baily/Latham 6-4 7-6
QF Giscafre/Reynolds d Peled/Ruddell 6-2 6-4
QF Nagelson/Riedel d Mihai/Stratton 2-6 6-4 6-2
QF Fernandez/Wikstedt d Beaven/Tyler 6-2 6-2

SF Giscafre/Reynolds d Gerulaitus/Stap 7-6 6-2
SF Nagelson/Riedel d Fernandez/Wikstedt 7-6 1-6 1-0 retired

FI Nagelson/Riedel d Giscafre/Reynolds 6-2 3-6 7-5

New Zealand Champs Wellington (GR) Jan 31-Feb 6
FI Judy Connor d Stirton 6-4 6-4

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:16 PM
VS of Chicago (IN) Feb 7-13

PR Julie Anthony d Bunny Bruning 6-4 6-3
PR Mary Hamm d Ilana Kloss (SA) 6-4 6-1

1R Margaret Court (Aus) d Linky Boshoff (SA) 3-6 6-1 7-5
1R Renata Tomanova (Cz) d Jane Stratton 6-1 6-1
1R Rosie Casals d Greer Stevens (SA) 6-5 retired
1R Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Kery Reid (Aus) 1-6 6-2 6-3
1R Natasha Chymreva (USR) d Ingrid Bentzer (Swd) default
1R Francoise Durr (Fr) d Mary Carillo 4-6 6-2 7-5
1R Joanne Rusell d Carrie Meyer 6-2 6-0
1R Anthony [Q] d Zenda Liess 7-6 6-1

1R Janet Newberry d Wendy Overton 6-3 6-4
1R Betty Stove (Nth) d Regina Marsikova (Cz) 6-3 6-3
1R Hamm [Q] d Kathy Kuydendall 6-3 6-0
1R Brigitte Cuypers (SA) d Olga Morozova (USSR) 7-6 6-1
1R Laura DuPont d Betsy Nagelson 6-2 3-6 6-3
1R Kristien Shaw d Florenta Mihai (Rom) 6-7 6-3 6-2
1R Linda Mottram (GB) d Cynthia doerner (Aus) default
1R Chris Evert d Kate Latham 6-1 6-2

2R Court d Tomanova 6-3 6-2
2R Casals d. Ruzici 6-7 6-3 6-4
2R Chmyreva d. Durr 5-7 7-6 7-5
2R Anthony d Russell 7-5 6-2

2R Stove d Newberry 5-7 7-5 6-2
2R Cuypers d Hamm 6-2 6-3
2R Shaw d. Dupont 6-4 4-6 6-4
2R Evert d Mottram 6-4 6-1

QF Court d Casals 5-7 6-3 7-6
QF Chmyreva d. Anthony 7-5 7-5
QF Stove d Cuypers 6-1 6-3
QF Evert d Shaw 6-0 6-1

SF Court d Chmyreva 7-6 6-1
SF Evert d Stove 6-2 6-1

FI Chris Evert d Margaret Court 6-1 6-3

Doubles

1R Casals/Evert d Hamm/Kuykendall 6-2 6-1
1R Doerner/Durr d Bentzer/Marsikova 3-6 6-3 6-2
1R Chymreva/Morozova d Nagelson/Overton 6-7 6-2 7-6
1R Mottram/Tomanova d ??? default

1R Boshoff/Kloss d Bruning/DuPont 6-1 6-2
1R Shaw/Ruzici d Carillo/Liess 7-6 6-1
1R Newberry/Russell d Mihai/Stratton 6-2 3-6 6-2
1R Court/Stove d Anthony/Cuypers 6-1 6-0

QF Casals/Evert d Doerner/Durr 6-2 6-1
QF Chymreva/Morozova d Mottram/Tomanova 6-2 6-4
QF Ruzici/Shaw d Boshoff/Kloss 6-4 7-5
QF Court/Stove d Newberry/Russell 6-0 6-3

SF Casals/Evert d Chymreva/Morozova 6-7 6-3 6-0
SF Court/Stove d Ruzici/Shaw 6-4 6-2

FI Casals/Evert d Court/Stove 6-3 6-4

Chrissie must be a great teammate. She has played WTT partner Kristien Shaw in successive weeks and given her a total of one game in the process.
This is the last event that involved the Soviet player on tour this year. The USSR pulled its players off the tour because they weren’t allowed to compete against the South Africans. For the second week in a row a Soviet player has been in the semis. Morozova is still a top 20 player though her best years are past. Chmyreva is closing in on the top ten. However, it will be another decade before the Soviets can compete internationally, effectively ending young Natasha’s career.

Futures of Ohio Columbus, OH, US (IN) Feb 7-13

Q1 Sue Hagey d Cindy Thomas 6-1 6-4
Q1 Lise Senn d Ann Wilson 6-3 6-3
Q1 Stephanie Tolleson d Susie Walton 6-0 6-0
Q1 Liz Broughton d Glaucia Langela 6-3 6-7 7-5
Q1 Laurie Tenney d Patricia Zettler 6-0 6-0
Q1 Kathy Harter d Jane Charlton 6-0 6-1
Q1 Marjorie Blackwood (Can) d Elizabeth Borgianni 6-2 6-2
Q1 Leah Earl d Shashi Sampath 6-4 6-4

Q1 Nathalie Fuchs (Fr) d Leanne Grimes 6-0 6-1
Q1 Diane Evers (Aus) d Pam Garrett 6-0 6-1
Q1 Pat Medrado (Brz) d Inge Korsten 6-4 4-6 6-1
Q1 Paula Smith d Linda Siegelman 6-3 6-2
Q1 Florence Guedy (Fr) d Claudia Monteiro (Brz) 7-6 6-1
Q1 Roylee Bailey d Vera Komar (Can) 6-0 6-2
Q1 Anne Fritz d Marina Berta 6-3 6-0
Q1 Molly Hannas d Pam Bailey 6-1 6-1

Q1 Jane Preyer d Maria Olazagasti 6-3 6-1
Q1 Ann Flint d Vicki Abels 6-2 6-2
Q1 Beatriz Klein (Hun) d Nerida Gregory (Aus) 7-6 6-0
Q1 Maryann Colvile d Debbie Fiuza 3-6 6-1 7-6
Q1 Jackie Fayter (GB) d Nana Sato (Jap) 6-4 4-6 6-2
Q1 Nina Bohm (Swd) d Robin Tenney 6-0 0-6 6-3
Q1 Bettyann Stuart d Sheila La Perle 6-2 6-3
Q1 Belinda Thompson (GB) d Sue Williams 6-2 2-6 6-3
Q1 Jan Wilton (Aus) d Marlie Buehler 2-6 6-0 7-6
Q1 Wendy Burkhart d Tanya Harford (SA) 6-4 6-4
Q1 Connie Pearson d Cindy Brady 6-1 6-2
Q1 Kate Hallam d Margot Tiff 6-1 6-0
Q1 Marilla Matte (Brz) d Patti Shiff 7-6 6-7 6-3

Q2 Hagey d Senn 3-6 6-2 6-3
Q2 Tolleson d Broughton 6-2 6-2
Q2 Harter d L. Tenney 7-5 6-7 7-5
Q2 Blackwood d Earl 6-0 6-3
Q2 Fuchs d Evers 6-1 6-3
Q2 Medrado d Antonella Rossi (Ity) 6-1 6-1
Q2 P. Smith d Guedy 6-4 2-6 6-4
Q2 Bailey d Fritz 6-0 6-3

Q2 Hannas d Preyer 6-1 6-0
Q2 Klein d Flint 6-0 6-2
Q2 Fayter d Colville 6-2 6-0
Q2 Bohm d Kerr 6-2 6-3
Q2 Stuart d Thompson 5-7 6-1 6-3
Q2 Burkhart d Wilton 6-3 6-2
Q2 Pearsond Hallam 6-4 4-6 6-4
Q2 Matte d Braga 6-2 6-2

Q3 Hagey d Tolleson 3-6 6-2 6-4
Q3 Harter d Blackwood 6-3 4-6 7-6
Q3 Medrado d Fuchs 6-3 2-6 7-6
Q3 P. Smith d Bailey 6-3 6-4
Q3 Hannas d Klein 6-3 6-7 6-4
Q3 Bohm d Fayter 2-6 6-2 6-2
Q3 Stuart d Burkhart 6-4 6-3
Q3 Pearson d Matte 6-1 6-3

1R Yvonne Vermaak (SA) d Hagey [Q] 6-3 6-2
1R Stuart [Q] d Bohm [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R Medrado [Q] d Linda Thomas 7-5 1-6 6-3
1R Marie Pinterova (Cz) d Patty Shoolman 6-2 6-0
1R Mary Struthers d Isa Fernandez (Col) 6-7 6-3 6-2
1R Ruta Gerulaitus d Michele Gurdal (Bel) 6-2 6-2
1R Mariana Simionescu (Rom) d P. Smith [Q] 7-6 2-6 6-3
1R Harter [Q] d Blackwood [LL] 6-3 6-3

1R Carol Baily d Kym Ruddell (Aus) 6-4 6-4
1R Paulina Peled (Isr) d Chris Penn 7-5 3-6 6-4
1R Hannas [Q] d Racquel Giscafre (Arg) 6-1 7-5
1R Lindsey Beaven (GB) d Iris Riedel (Ger) 6-4 4-6 6-4
1R Sue Stap d Bev Buckley 6-7 6-4 6-1
1R Michele Tyler (GB) d Fayter [Q] 6-2 6-2
1R Karen Susman d Fuchs [Q] 6-4 6-4

2R Vermaak d Stuart 4-6 6-4 6-3
2R Medrado d Pinterova 6-3 7-6
2R Struthers d Gerulaitus 6-1 3-6 6-2
2R Harter d Simionescu 5-7 6-1 6-0

2R Peled d Baily 6-3 1-6 7-5
2R Beaven d Hannas 6-4 6-4
2R Tyler d Stap 7-6 5-7 6-2
2R Susman d Klein 6-4 6-4

QF Vermaak d Medrado 6-1 6-4
QF Harter d Struthers 7-5 6-7 6-3
QF Beaven d Peled 7-6 6-3
QF Susman d Tyler 6-3 6-1

SF Vermaak d Harter 6-4 7-5
SF Beaven d Susman default

FI Yvonne Vermaak d. Lindsey Beaven 7-5 6-2

Doubles

1R I Fernandez/Giscafre d Olazagasti/Anne Wilson 6-3 6-3
1R Gurdal/Vermaak d Grimes/Shiff 6-2 6-4
1R Beaven/Ruddell d C Baily/Hagey 7-6 7-5
1R Susman/Thomas d Fuchs/Klein 6-1 6-4

1R Harter/Stuart d Hannas/Pearson 6-4 6-2
1R Pinterova/Struthers d Buckley/Riedel 7-6 2-6 6-1
1R Medrado/Shoolman d Ann Stevens/Marcie Story 6-2 6-0
1R Peled/P. Smith d Gerulaitus/Stap 6-1 6-4

QF Gurdal/Vermaak d I. Fernandez/Giscafre default
QF Beaven/Ruddell d Susman/Thomas 3-6 ret
QF Harter/Stuart d Pinterova/Stuthers 6-1 6-3
QF Peled/Smith d Medrado/Shoolamn 6-2 6-3

SF Gurdal/Vermaak d Beaven/Ruddell 3-6 7-6 6-4
SF Harter/Stuart d Peled/Smith default

FI Gurdal/Vermaak d Harter/Stuart 7-6 7-5


February 6-13 Tretorn Copenhagen , Copehagen, DEN, (IN)

*First event on the Tretorn Bolltex circuit

Quarter-Finals:
Margareta Forsgardh d. Miroslava Bendlova 6-1 7-5
Ellen Grinvold d.Ann-Mette Sorenson 7-6 6-2
Ann Hobbs d. Hana Strachanova 2-6 6-2 6-4
Holubova d. Dorte Ekner 6-1 6-3

Semi-Finals:
Grinvold d. Forgardh 604 1-6 7-7
Hobbs d. Holubova 0-6 6-3 6-0

Final:
Hobbs d. Grinvold 7-5 6-4

Doubles Final:
Sue Mappin/Hobbs d. Grinvold/Sorenson w.o.

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:16 PM
Feb 14-20 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles, LA, CAL, US (IN) Dr=32

PR Terry Holladay d Jane Stratton 6-3 6-1
PR Kate Latham d Glynis Coles (GB) 6-0 6-1

1R Chris Evert d Janet Newberry 6-1 6-3
1R Julie Anthony d Virginia Ruzici (Rom) 6-2 6-0
1R Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) d Linda Mottram (GB) 1-6 6-2 6-4
1R Kerry Reid (Aus) d Brigitte Cuypers (SA) 6-4 6-7 7-5
1R Virginia Wade (GB) d Sharon Walsh 6-0 6-2
1R Latham [Q] d Regina Marsikova (Cz) 6-2 6-1
1R Rosie Casals d Ingrid Bentzer (Sw) 6-1 6-2
1R Tracy Austin d Lindsey Beaven (GB) 6-3 6-4

1R Holladay [Q] d Marcie Louie 6-4 7-5
1R Betty Stove (Nth) d Stratton [LL] 7-5 6-4
1R Kathy May d Marise Kruger (SA) 6-1 6-4
1R Margaret Court (Aus) d Renata Tomanova (Cz) 6-1 6-2
1R Kathy Harter d Florenta Mihai (Rom) 6-3 6-1
1R Joanne Russell d Kristien Shaw 6-1 7-5
1R Pam Teeguarden d Val Ziegenfuss 7-6 6-4
1R Martina Navartilova d Yvonne Vermaak 6-4 7-5

2R Evert d Anthony 6-2 6-3
2R Reid d Fromholtz 2-6 6-3 6-1
2R Wade d Latham 6-2 6-3
2R Casals d Austin 6-4 6-4

2R Holladay d Stove 4-6 6-4 6-4
2R Court d May 4-6 6-1 6-0
2R Russell d Harter 7-5 6-1
2R Navratilova d Teeguarden 6-4 6-1

QF Evert d Reid 6-1 6-1
QF Casals d Wade 6-3 6-3
QF Court d Holladay 6-4 6-0
QF Navratilova d Russell 6-3 6-4

SF Evert d Casals 4-6 6-3 6-4
SF Navratilova d Court 5-7 6-4 6-1

FI Chris Evert d Martina Navratilova 6-2 2-6 6-1

Doubles

1R Casals/Evert d Coles/Mottram 6-3 6-4
1R Russell/Stratton d Bentzer/Harter 6-2 6-2
1R Court/Wade d Mihai/Ruzici 6-2 0-6 6-2
1R Cuypers/Kruger d Austin/Latham 6-4 6-1

1R Anthony/Fromholtz d Beaven/Vermaak 7-5 6-4
1R May/Holladay d Shaw/Ziegenfuss 7-5 4-6 6-3
1R Reid/Tomanova d Louie/Marsikova 6-0 6-0
1R Navratilova/Stove-bye

QF Casals/Evert d Russell/Stratton 6-4 6-2
QF Court/Wade d Cuypers/Kruger 7-5 6-3
QF Holladay/May d Anthony/Fromholtz 6-4 3-6 6-3
QF Navratilova/Stove d Reid/Tomanova 7-5 7-5

SF Casals/Evert d Court/Wade 6-2 5-7 6-2
SF Navratilova/Stove d Holladay/May 6-3 7-6

FI Casals/Evert d Navartilova/Stove 6-2 6-4

Futures of Atlanta (IN) Feb 14-20

QF DuPont d Baily 6-2 7-5
QF Carillo d Forood 7-6 7-5
QF Struthers d Fuchs 6-4 6-4
QF Simionescu d Boshoff 3-6 6-1 6-3

SF DuPont d Carillo 4-6 7-6 6-1
SF Struthers d Simionescu 6-3 7-5

FI Mary Struthers d Laura Dupont 6-2 6-0

Doubles

SF Giscafre/Reynolds d Carillo/Forood 7-6 6-7 7-6
SF Peled/Thomas d Boshoff/DuPont 6-2 6-3

FI Peled/Thomas d Giscafre/Reynolds 6-3 6-3

February 13-18 Tretorn Oskarshamn Oskarhamn, Sweden. (IN)
*2nd stop on the Tretorn Bollex Circuit

Quarter-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Holubova 6-2 6-1
Elisabeth Ekblom d. Anthea Cooper 6-4 6-2
Bendlova d. Strachanova 6-3 6-1
Mappin d. Helene Brywe 6-4 6-2

Semi-Finals:
Ekblom d. Forsgardh 6-3 5-7 6-3
Mappin d. Bendlova 6-2 5-7 6-3

Final:
Ekblom d. Mappin 7-6 6-3

Doubles Final:
Mappin/Hobbs d. Cooper/Debbie Jevans 6-0 7-5

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:17 PM
Feb 21-27 VS Detroit Feb 21-27
Prize Money=100K

PR Yvonne Vermaak d Wendy Burkhart 7-5 6-2
PR Betsy Nagelson d Lindsey Beaven 6-4 4-6 6-3

1R Martina Navratilova [1] d Joanne Russell 7-6 6-3
1R Wendy Overton d Val Ziegenfuss 6-2 6-1
1R Betty Stove (Nth) [6] d Linda Mottram (GB) 4-6 6-0 6-3
1R Vermaak [Q] d Marcie Louie 7-5 7-6
1R Virginia Wade (GB) [4] d Carrie Meyer 6-3 6-4
1R Renata Tomanova (Cz) d Mary Struthers 6-2 6-3
1R Cynthia Doerner (Aus) d Rosie Casals [5] default
1R Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Janet Newberry 1-6 6-4 6-4

1R Francoise Durr (Fr) d Pam Teeguarden 6-2 6-3
1R Kristien Shaw [8] d Kathy Harter 7-5 6-3
1R Greer Stevens (SA) d Wendy Turnbull (Aus) 7-6 7-6
1R Margaret Court (Aus) [3] d Terry Holladay 6-3 6-4
1R Nagelson [Q] d Mary Carillo 7-6 6-3
1R Sharon Walsh d Mima Jausovec (Yug) [7] 7-5 6-2
1R Brigitte Cuypers (SA) d Laura DuPont 6-2 2-6 6-2
1R Sue Barker (GB) [2] d Kerry Reid 6-2 7-6

2R Navratilova [1] d Overton 6-3 6-2
2R Vermaak [Q] d Stove [6] 6-7 6-4 6-2
2R Wade [4] d Tomanova 7-5 7-6
2R Ruzici d Doerner 6-1 6-4

2R Durr d Shaw [8] 6-2 6-3
2R Court [3] d Holladay 6-3 6-4
2R Walsh d Nagelson 6-2 7-6
2R Barker [2] d Cuypers 7-6 6-2

QF Navratilova [1] d Vermaak [Q] 6-1 6-1
QF Wade [4] d Ruzici 6-2 6-1
QF Durr d Court [3] default
QF Barker [2] d Walsh 6-2 6-3

SF Navratilova [1] d Wade [4] 7-5 6-3
SF Barker [2] d Durr 6-3 6-0

FI Martina Navratilova [1] d Sue Barker [2] 6-4 6-4

Doubles

1R Navratilova/Stove d Cuypers/Teeguarden 6-3 6-2
1R Reid/Stevens d Carillo/Simionescu default
1R Jausovec/Ruzici [4] d Meyer/Tomanova 2-6 6-3 6-4
1R Barker/Holladay d DuPont/Turnbull 6-3 5-7 6-4

1R Newberry/Russell d Newberry/overton 7-5 6-1
1R Court/Wade [3] d Harter/Vermaak 7-5 6-3
1R Shaw/Ziegenfuss d Louie/Mottram 6-2 6-0
1R Casals/Durr [2]-bye

QF Navratilova/Stove [1] d Reid/Stevens default
QF Barker/Holladay d Jausovec/Ruzici [4] 6-3 6-3
QF Newberry/Russell d Court/Wade [3] 6-7 7-6 7-6
QF Shaw/Ziegenfuss d Casals/Durr [2] 7-6 6-4

SF Navratilova/Stove d Barker/Holladay 1-6 6-1 6-3
SF Newberry/Russell d Shaw/Ziegenfuss 7-5 7-6

FI Navratilova/Stove [1] d Newberry/Russell 6-3 6-4

Martina lays claim to the #2 position with solid wins over Wade and Barker. After struggling to beat Greer Stevens, Margaret Court finds out she’s pregnant and defaults to Frankie Durr, thus ending a long and legendary career.

Fort Myers Futures (CL) Feb 21-27
Prize Money=20K

SF Liess d Stephanie Tolleson 6-4 1-6 6-3
SF Boshoff d Bettyann Stuart 3-6 6-2 6-4

FI Linky Boshoff d Zenda Liess 6-4 6-4

DF Boshoff/Kloss d Forrod/Reynolds 6-2 6-3

Feb 26-Mar 2 Tretorn Nykoping, Nykoping, Swden (IN)
*Third stop on the Tretorn Bollex Circuit

Quarter-Finals:
Holubova d. Lindquist 7-6 6-1
Mappin d. Lena Jacobsson 6-1 6-3
Bendlova d.Lovisin 6-1 2-6 6-3
Strachanova d. Ekblom 7-5 6-7 6-4

Semi-Finals:
Mappin d. Holubova 6-4 4-6 7-5
Strachanova d. Bendlova 6-2 6-1

Final:
Mappin d. Strachanova w.o.

Doubles Final
Mappin/Hobbs d. Cooper/Jevans 6-4 6-3


March 3, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia

FI: Mary Sawyer d. Christine Matison 7-6 6-2


circa late February, Danish Indoors Champs.

FI: Anne-Mette Sørensen d. ??

DF: Dorte Ekner/Mari-Ann Bloch-Jørgensen Klougart d. ??

MX: Dorte Ekner/Lars Elvstrøm d. ??

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:23 PM
Feb 28-Mar 6 Virginia Slims of San Francisco San Francisco, CAL, US (IN)

PR Ann Kiyomura d. Laura Dupont 6-1 6-3
PR Mary Struthers d Mariana Simionescu (Rom) default

1R Sue Barker (GB) d Linky Boshoff (SA) 6-1 6-2
1R Kathy May d Marcie Louie 6-2 2-6 6-1
1R Francoise Durr (Fr) d Wendy Turnbull 1-6 6-3 6-4
1R Sharon Walsh d Pam Teeguarden 7-6 6-1
1R Rosie Casals d Renata Tomanova (Cz) 6-3 6-3
1R Greer Stevens (SA) d Struthers [Q] 6-4 6-4
1R Kristien Shaw d Julie Anthony 4-6 6-1 6-1
1R Kerry Reid (Aus) d Terry Holladay 7-5 2-6 6-2

1R Janet Newberry d Val Ziegenfuss 6-3 6-3
1R Mima Jausovec (Yug) d Linda Mottram (GB) 7-6 6-3
1R Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Brigitte Cuypers (SA) 6-3 6-3
1R Virginia Wade (GB) d Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 6-4 6-1
1R Yvonne Vermaak (SA) d Bettyann Stuart 7-5 6-3
1R Betty Stove (Nth) d Kiyomura [Q] 6-2 6-3
1R Kathy Harter d Carrie Meyer 6-1 6-4
1R Chris Evert d Stephanie Tolleson 6-1 6-2

2R Barker d May 6-4 6-3
2R Durr d Walsh 6-2 6-1
2R Casals d Stevens 6-3 5-7 6-3
2R Reid d Shaw 6-2 7-6

2R Jausovec d Newberry 6-3 6-3
2R Wade d Ruzici 6-3 6-1
2R Stove d Vermaak 6-0 6-2
2R Evert d Harter 6-1 6-0

QF Barker d Durr 6-3 6-2
QF Casals d Reid 6-2 6-1
QF Wade d Jausovec 6-3 7-5
QF Evert d Stove 7-6 6-1

SF Barker d Casals 6-2 -62
SF Wade d Evert 6-3 6-4

FI Sue Barker d Virginia Wade 6-3 6-4

Doubles

1R Barker/Kiyomura d Harter/Vermaak 6-1 6-4
1R Newberry/Walsh d Stuart/Teeguarden 4-6 6-3 6-4
1R Durr/Wade d Struthers/Tolleson 6-1 6-1
1R Jausovec/Ruzici d Cuypers/Doerner 4-6 6-2 6-1

1R Anthony/Ziegenfuss d Loiue/Mottram 6-0 6-0
1R Reid/Stevens d Meyer/Tomanova 7-5 6-3
1R Boshoff/Shaw d Holladay/May 6-2 6-3
1R Casals/Stove-bye

QF Barker/Kiyomura d Newberry/Walsh 5-7 6-2 6-4
QF Durr/Wade d Jausovec/Ruzici 4-6 6-2 6-1
QF Reid/Stevens d Anthony/Ziegenfuss 6-1 7-5
QF Casals/Stove d Boshoff/Shaw 6-2 6-3

SF Barker/Kiyomura d Durr/Wade 6-3 6-3
SF Reid/Stevens d Casals/Stove 7-6 1-6 6-2

FI Reid/Stevens d Barker/Kiyomura 6-3 6-1

Jacksonville Futures Feb 28-Mar 6

Q2 Jane Preyer d Gilruth 5-7 7-5 7-5
Q2 Thomas d Langela 6-0 6-2
Q2 Devereux d Nina Bohm (Swd) 6-1 6-3
Q2 Louie d Rubin 6-2 6-1
Q2 Riedel d Karasick 6-3 6-2
Q2 Connor d Spex 6-4 6-7 6-3
Q2 J Evert d Evers 6-1 6-3
Q2 Ornstein d Komar 6-2 6-2



Q3 Thomas d Preyer 5-7 6-1 6-3
Q3 Louie d Devereux 6-4 6-1
Q3 Riedel d Connor 7-5 7-6
Q3 J Evert d Ornstein 6-3 6-1
Q3 Harford d Hagey 6-3 7-5
Q3 Shoolman d Kerr 7-6 6-7 6-2
Q3 Harris d Bostrom 7-5 6-3
Q3 Kahn d Broughton 6-3 6-1

1R Harris [Q] d Betsy Nagelson 6-4 6-3
1R Kym Ruddell (Aus) d Candy Reynolds 5-7 6-4 6-4
1R Lele Forood d Thomas 3-6 6-3 6-3
1R Molly Hannas d Kahn 7-5 4-6 6-1
1R Riedel [Q] d Florenta Mihai (Rom) 7-5 6-7 6-4
1R Shoolman [Q] d Sue Stap 6-3 4-6 6-4
1R Lindsey Beaven (GB) d J. Evert [Q] 7-6 6-4
1R Belinda Thompson (GB) d Nathalie Fuchs (Fr) 6-1 5-7 7-6

1R Marie Pinterova (Cz) d Linda Thomas 7-5 4-6 6-4
1R Jane Stratton d Helle Viragh (Den) 6-3 6-2
1R Michele Tyler (GB) d Bev Buckley 6-1 6-4
1R Ilana Kloss (SA) d Harford [Q] 4-6 6-2 6-0
1R Paulina Peled (Isr) d Louie [Q] 4-6 7-5 7-6
1R Glynis Coles (GB) d Pat Medrado (Brz) 4-6 6-4 7-5
1R Hagey [LL] d Chris Penn 5-7 6-0 6-3
1R Mary Hamm d Carol Baily 2-6 6-2 7-6

2R Harris [Q] d Ruddell 6-4 6-3
2R Forood d Hannas 6-3 6-3
2R Riedel d Shoolman [Q] 6-1 6-1
2R Beaven d Thompson 6-7 6-2 7-5

2R Stratton d Pinterova 6-1 4-6 6-3
2R Tyler d Kloss 7-6 6-3
2R Peled d Coles 6-4 6-4
2R Hagey [LL] d Hamm 6-4 3-6 6-1

QF Forood d Harris 6-3 6-2
QF Beaven d Riedel 6-1 6-1
QF Tyler d Stratton 6-2 6-0
QF Hagey [LL] d Peled 6-1 3-6 6-3

SF Beaven d Forood 6-2 6-3
SF Hagey [LL] d Tyler 6-1 3-6 6-3

FI Lindsay Beaven d Sue Hagey [LL]6-4 7-5

Doubles

1R Peled/L. Thomas d Pinterova/Thompson 6-4 6-1
1R Harford/C. Thomas d Harris/Louie 6-2 6-2
1R Coles/Mihai d Fuchs/Medrado 6-2 6-3
1R Stap/Tyler d Forood/Stratton 7-6 5-7 6-3

1R Baily/Buckley d Penn/Viragh 6-3 3-6 6-1
1R Beaven/Reynolds d Hagwey/Shoolman 6-3 6-0
1R Hamm/Ruddell d J Evert/Riedel 7-6 2-6 6-0
1R Kloss/Nagelson d Hannas/Kahn 6-1 7-5

QF Peled/L. Thomas d Harford/C. Thomas 7-5 6-3
QF Coles/Mihai d Stap/Tyler 6-4 6-2
QF Beaven/Reynolds d Baily/Buckley 6-3 6-3
QF Kloss/Nagelson d Hamm/Ruddell 6-1 6-2

SF Coles/Mihai d Peled/L. Thomas 7-6 7-6
SF Kloss/Nagelson d Beaven/Reynolds 6-2 6-1

FI Kloss/Nagelson d Coles/Mihai 7-6 6-4

Hagey makes the final as a lucky loser.


March 3-6 Tretorn Linkoping, Linkoping, Sweden (IN)
*4th and last stop on the Tretorn Bollex Circuit

Quarter-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Hobbs 6-1 6-4
Cooper d. Holubova 6-2 6-1
Ekblom d. Bendlova 6-3 6-1
Lindquist d. Mappin 6-2 6-1

Semi-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Cooper 2-6 6-4 6-2
Ekblom d. Lindquist 6-4 6-4

Final:
Forsgardh d. Ekblom 6-2 5-7 7-6

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:23 PM
VS Dallas Mar 7-13 (IN)
Prize Money=100K

PR Zenda Liess d Stephanie Tolleson 6-4 2-6 7-5
PR Linky Boshoff (SA) d Anne Smith 6-2 6-4

1R Kathy May d Martina Navratilova [1] 6-3 6-4
1R Greer Stevens (SA) d Kerry Reid (Aus) 2-6 7-6 6-3
1R Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) [5] d Francoise Durr (Fr) 6-3 3-6 6-4
1R Kathy Harter d Wendy Overton 6-1 6-2
1R Sharon Walsd d Tolleson [LL] 6-2 6-2
1R Terry Holladay d Karen Susamn 6-3 2-6 6-2
1R Renata Tomnanova (Cz) d Mima Jausovec (Yug) [7] 6-4 3-6 7-6
1R Mona Guerrant d Kathy Kuykendall 6-1 6-1

1R Brigitte Cuypers (SA) d Lindsey Beaven 6-4 3-6 6-2
1R Kristien Shaw [8] d Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 6-2 6-1
1R Michele Tyler (GB) d Sue Hagey 6-4 6-3
1R Virginia Wade (GB) [3] d Mary Carillo 6-2 6-1
1R Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Yvonne Vermaak (SA) 6-0 4-6 6-3
1R Betty Stove (Nth) [6] d Zenda Liess 6-1 6-0
1R Boshoff [Q] d Mariana Simionescu (Rom) 7-5 6-1
1R Sue Barker (GB) [2] d Lele Forood 6-2 6-3

2R Stevens d May 4-6 6-2 6-4
2R Harter d Fromholtz [5] 3-6 7-6 6-4
2R Holladay d Walsh 7-5 6-3
2R Tomanova d Guerrant 3-6 6-1 6-3

2R Shaw [8] d Cuypers 4-6 6-3 6-3
2R Wade [3] d Tyler 6-1 6-2
2R Stove d Ruzici 4-6 6-3 6-3
2R Barker d Boshoff 5-7 6-0 6-3

QF Stevens d Harter 7-5 6-3
QF Holladay d Tomanova 1-6 6-2 6-2
QF Wade [3] d Shaw [8] 6-2 7-5
QF Barker [2] d Stove [6] 6-1 2-6 6-4

SF Holladay d Stevens 6-1 6-3
SF Barker [2] d Wade [3] 6-4 6-3

FI Sue Barker [2] d Terry Holladay 6-1 7-6

Doubles

1R Navratilova/Stove [1] d Holladay/May 6-2 6-1
1R Simionescu/Tolleson d Carillo/Forood 7-5 6-2
1R Durr/Wade [4] d Ruzici/Shaw 6-3 6-1
1R Harter/Vermaak d Beaven/Hagey 4-6 6-4 7-5

1R Cuypers/Doerner d Fromholtz/Overton default
1R Reid/Stevens d Bruning/Walsh 6-3 6-1
1R Boshoff/Kloss d Kukndall/Liess 6-2 6-1
1R Jausovec/Tomanovai d Barker/Casals [2] default

QF Navratilova/Stove [1] d Simionescu/Tolleson 6-4 6-1
QF Durr/Wade [4] d Harter/Vermaak 6-2 6-3
QF Reid/Stevens [3] d Cuypers/Doerner 7-6 6-4
QF Boshoff/Kloss d Jausovec/Tomanova 6-4 6-1

SF Navratilova/Stove [1] d Durr/Wade [4] 6-4 6-3
SF Reid/Stevens [3] d Boshoff/Kloss 6-2 6-4

FI Navratilova/Stove [1] d. Reid/Stevens [3] 6-2 6-4

Kathy May shocks Martina in the first round. Journeywoman Kathy Harter, a ’67 Wimbledon semifinalist defeats Fromholtz to reach the quarters. Rosei Casals probably the 4th seed replaced by Tolleson as a lucky loser. All of this leaves the upper half wide open, with Tery Holladay taking advantage to reach the final.

Meanwhile, Sue Barker defeats #1 Brit Wade and wins the event for the second straight week.

Pensacola Futures Mar 7-13

SF Nagelsen d Turnbull 7-6 7-5
SF Mihai d Carrie Meyer 6-3 6-0

FI Betsy Nagelsen d Florenta Mihai 6-4 7-5

DF Kiyomura/Turnbull d Meyer/Nagelson 6-1 6-2


March 14, South-West Districts, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

FI: Gwen Stirton d. Sue Chancellor 6-4 6-2

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:23 PM
March 14-20 Virginia Slims of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US (Indoors on Sporteze)
Venue:


Prize Money=100K

1R Chris Evert [1] d Carrie Meyer 6-1 6-2
1R Julie Anthony d Mary Carillo 6-2 6-4
1R Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) [7] d Terry Holladay 6-7 6-3 6-4
1R Mona Guerrant d Sue Hagey 6-1 6-3
1R Sue Barker (GB) [3] d Stephanie Tolleson 6-3 6-2
1R Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Jane Stratton 6-2 6-1
1R Kathy Harter d Mima Jausovec (Yug) [8] 1-6 6-1 6-2
1R Kerry Reid (Aus) d Kathy May 6-3 6-4

1R Francoise Durr (Fr) d Kristien Shaw 5-7 7-5 6-4
1R Rosie Casals [5] d Mary Hamm 6-2 6-4
1R Sharon Walsh d Zenda Liess 6-2 6-2
1R Virginia Wade (GB) [4] d Renata Tomanova (Cz) 6-2 6-2
1R Lele Forood d Brigitte Cuypers 1-6 6-1 7-6
1R Betty Stove (Nth) [6] d Michele Tyler (GB) 6-1 6-2
1R Kate Latham d Stacy Margolin 7-6 6-2
1R Martina Navratilova [2] d Wendy Turnbull (Aus) 6-3 7-6

2R Evert[1] d Anthony 6-1 6-1
2R Fromholtz [7] d Guerrant 6-4 6-1
2R Barker d Ruzici default
2R Reid d Harter 6-3 6-4

2R Casals [5] d Durr 6-2 6-2
2R Wade [4] d Walsh 6-2 6-4
2R Stove [6] d Forood 6-4 6-3
2R Navratilova [2] d Latham 6-0 6-7 6-1


QF Evert [1] d Fromholtz [7] 6-3 6-4
QF Barker [3] d Reid 62 26 63
QF Casals [5] d Wade [4] 64 7-6
QF Navratilova [2] d Stove [6] 6-2 6-4

SF Evert [1] d Barker [3] 6-2 7-5
SF Navratilova [2] d Casals [5] 6-3 6-2

FI Chris Evert [1] d Martina Navratilova [2] 6-4 4-6 6-3

Doubles

1R Navratilova/Stove [1]-bye
1R Carillo/Tomanova d Hamm/Tolleson 4-6 6-2 6-3
1R Anthony/Fromholrz d Barker/Cuypers [3] default
1R Holladay/May d Hagey/Tyler default

1R Ruzici/Shaw d Guerrant/Kiyomura 6-2 6-4
1R Meyer/Turnbull d Casals/King [4] 7-5 6-2
1R Durr/Wade [4] d Bruning/Walsh 6-4 6-4
1R Forood/Latham d Reid/Stevens [2] default

QF Navratilova/Stove [1] d Carillo/Tomanova 6-2 6-2
QF Holladay/May d Anthony/Fromholtz 6-1 6-2
QF Meyer/Turnbull d Ruzici/Shaw default
QF Durr/Wade d Foroood/Latham 7-6 6-1

SF Navratilova/Stove [1] d Holladay/May 6-3 6-1
SD Durr/Wade d Meyer/Turnbull 7-6 7-5


FI Durr/Wade d. Stove/Navratilova 6-4 4-6 6-4
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March 18-20 Futures Champs Hilton Head, SC, US (Clay)
Prize Money=25K

1R Pam Teeguarden d Mary Struthers 6-1 6-0
1R Betsy Nagelsen d Laura Dupont 5-7 6-1 6-2
1R Florenta Mihai(Rom) d Linky Boshoff (SA) 6-4 4-6 6-?
1R Yvonne Vermaak (SA) d Lindsey Beaven (GB)7-5 6-3

SF Nagelsen d Teeguarden 7-5 6-4
SF Mihai d Vermaak 6-3 6-4

FI Betsy Nagelsen d Florenta Mihai 63 64

Mar 14-20 Scandinavian Indoors Helsinki, FIN (IN)
FI Jackie Fayter (GB) d Viveca Andersson (Sw) 6-4 2-6 6-3

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:25 PM
Virginia Slims Championships
Madison Square Garden, New York, USA, Indoors, $150,000
March 24-27, 1977

Round robin Format with 2 finalists (1 from each group)

Gold Group
Chris Evert d. Mima Jausovec (Yug) 6-0 6-3
Rosie Casals d. Virginia Wade (GB) 4-6 6-4 6-4
Rosie Casals d. Jausovec 6-4 6-3
Virginia Wade d. Jausovec 6-7 6-3 6-4
Chris Evert d. Rosie Casals 6-1 6-1
Chris Evert d. Virginia Wade 6-2 7-5

Orange Group
Martina Navratilova d. Betty Stove (Neth) 6-0 6-4
Sue Barker (GB) def. Kristien Shaw 6-1 7-6 (5-1)
Barker d. Stove 6-0 6-1
Navratilova d. Shaw 6-3 6-1
Stove d. Shaw 6-3 6-4
Barker d. Navratilova 7-5 6-4

Third Place-Navratilova def. Casals 8-5
Championship Match Chris Evert d. Sue Barker 2-6 6-1 6-1

Champion: Chris Evert (U$S 50.000)
Runner-up: Sue Barker (30.000)
3º: Martina Navratilova (16.000)
4º: Rosie Casals (14.000)
5º: Virginia Wade (11.000)
6º: Betty Stove (11.000)
7º: Mima Jausovec (9.000)
8º: Kristien Kremmer-Shaw (9.000)

Part of vaunted "Triple Crown" (with Wimbledon and the US Open), the Slims title finally got a first class arena to add to the prestiege of the event. Madison Square Garden attracted 39,234 people over 4 days. The entire Slims circuit attendence was 385,357-averaging 32.112 per event. This was the first time tennis returned to the Garden since the famous King-Richey match of 1968.

Rules required that the top point earners enter 7 out of 11 Slims events, knocking out #6 point earner Margaret Court, who only entered 6 tourneys. This set the stage for some controversy when organizers tried to give the last slot to Billie Jean King, who hadn't played any Slims events. It was eventually decided to that Mima Jausovec, 9th in the point standings, would get the coveted last spot. At that point Mrs King decided to play in San Antonio, even though the event was not santioned because of the entry of transexual Renee Richards.

Jerry Diamond (WTA Executive Director) : "I don't think it was a wise move on Billie's part, and I told her so on the phone. I personally think she was a little hurt that she couldn't play here, but she makes weird decisions a lot of times."

Chris Evert said she was "dissapointed" and "all the women should stick together." [Later in year Evert questioned Richard's gender with the question, "She can't have babies can she?"]

Martina Navratilova: "Billie Jean is a bad girl pouting. She made a bad decision. She's mad becasue she could not get what she wanted."

Larry King: "I think this has made her more determined than ever. I wouldn't be surprised if this inspires her to play singles at Wimbledon."

Betty Stove (WTA President): "I would have thought that Billie Jean would have been very loyal to women's tennis. I know she needs the competition, but there are other ways she could have gotten it. It was a sour thing she did."

Billie Jean: "Renee is a human being, another tennis player, and I want to beat her like anyone else."

King stressed she felt her unique role in founding the tour should enable her to take advantage of the rule allowing for a wildcard. Slims maager Ellen Merlo said, "I never told her yes. We told her she could be the wild card if she played some [Slims] tournaments. But she never played any tournaments.There definitely is a misunderstanding." The wild-card clause covered King, Evert, and Goolagong, and was meant to protect the Championships from last minute injuries.

Merlo felt it would have been unfair to bump Mima Jausovec, who entered 8 Slims events. Mrs King's offer to play Mima in an elimination playoff was rejected.

Winner Chris Evert was seen after matches paling around with actor Burt Reynolds. During much of 1977 she can be seen sporting a fancy necklace reading, "Babe", a gift from Reynolds. The first nights matches were routine except for Casals-Wade. Rosie had crowd support all the way, while Wade was put off by a howling baby. On one point Rosie hit "an incredible stop-volley that stopped Wade in her tracks in awe."

Wade supplied the drama again on night two-holding two set points against Evert at 5-4 in the second. Chris confessed to being "lucky" when she saved the second set point on a net cord.

It was Barker vs Navratilova to decide a finals spot vs Chris. Despite her losing record vs Martina Sue expressed confidence before thier match. "She plays the sort of game I like to play. I grew up practicing agianst left-handed boys." Other Barker bits: she loves Mexican food and the band Electric Light Orchestra. In fact, Sue almost decided to go to Culinary school and give up tennis in 1973.

Barker's forehand is on fire and Navartilova has a weaker than usual backhand due to a sore shoulder. At times Martina even hit her backhand two-handed! A Barker backhand passing shot that secures the vital break to win the first set 7-5.



Mar 20-26 McFarlin Cup San Antonio 20K DR=32
Prize Money=20K Draw=32
Venues: The final was played indoors (on an unknown surface) at the Thousand Oaks Country Club due to rain. Previous rounds were outdoors on hard courts at the McFarlin Tennis Center.

QR Isa Fernandez (Columbia) d Ann Schneider 6-2 6-0
QR Nerida Gregory (Aus) d Aleida Spex (Cuba) 6-4 6-2
QR Kaye Hallam (Aus) d Shelly Hudson 6-4 7-5
QR Judy Connor (NZ) d Robib Kahn 6-0 6-2
QR Maggie Riley d Holly Weltendorf 6-1 6-0
QR Jane Preyer d Stacy Bowman 6-3 6-3
QR Anne Smith d Elise Doherty 6-3 6-1
QR Raynie Fox d Marlie Buehler 6-4 7-5

1R Billie Jean King [1] d. Sue Stap 6-2 6-3
1R Carol Baily d Beatrix Klein (Hun) 6-2 6-1
1R Kate Latham d Hallam [Q] 6-2 6-3
1R Nancy Ornstein d Patty Shoolman 3-6 6-2 6-3
1R Bunny Bruning d Belinda Thomson (GB) 6-0 6-4
1R Marcie Louie [3] d Bev Buckley 7-6 7-5
1R Renee Richards d. Fox [Q] 6-2 6-4
1R Pat Medrado (Brz) d Glynis Coles (GB) 7-6 6-4

1R Mary Hamm [6] d I. Fernandez [Q] 6-2 4-6 7-5
1R Linda Thomas d Riley [Q] 6-3 6-2
1R Smith [Q] d Preyer [Q] 6-0 6-1
1R Karen Krantzcke (Aus) d Kathy Harter [4] 3-6 6-2 6-2
1R Florenta Mihai (Rom) [8] d Kym Ruddell (Aus) 6-1 7-5
1R Lea Antopolis d. Connor [Q] 6-2 6-4
1R Pat Bostrom d Gregory [Q] 6-4 6-2
1R Mona Guerrant [2] d Robin Harris 6-3 4-6 6-4

2R King [1] d. Baily 6-4 6-4
2R Latham [7] d. Ornstein 6-1 6-3
2R Louie [3] d. Bruning 6-2 6-1
2R Richards d. Medrado 6-2 6-1

2R Hamm [6] d. Thomas 6-3 3-6 6-3
2R Krantzcke d. Smith [Q] 3-6 7-5 7-5
2R Antonoplis d. Mihai [8] 0-6 6-4 6-4
2R Bostrom d. Guerrant [2] 6-4 6-4

QF King [1] d. Kate Latham [7] 6-4 6-2
QF Louie [3] d. Renee Richards 5-7 7-6 (5-3) 6-2
QF Hamm [6] d. Karen Krantzcke 7-6 6-7 6-2
QF Antopolis d. Pat Bostrom 7-5 6-3

SF King [1] d. Marcie Louie [3] 6-2 6-2
SF Hamm [6] d. Lea Antopolis 7-5 2-6 7-6 (5-3)

FI Billie Jean King [1] d Mary Hamm [6] 6-3 3-6 6-3

Doubles:

1R Antopolis/King-bye
1R Krantzcke/Ruddell d Baily/Latham 5-7 6-3 6-4
1R Bostrom/Hamm d ???? 6-3 6-2
1R Fox/Harter d Medrado/Ornstein 6-3 6-2

1R Toni Moss/Richards d Stap/Thomas [3] default
1R Gregory/Hallam d Harris/Shoolman 6-4 6-4
1R Connor/Preyer d Buckley/I. Fernandez 5-7 6-2 6-2
1R Louie/Mihai [2]-bye

QF Krantzcke/Ruddell d King/Antopolis [1] 6-2 6-3
QF Fox/Harter [4] d Bostron/Hamm 6-4 6-3
QF Gregory/Hallam d Moss/Richards 6-2 6-4
QF Connor/Preyer d Louie/Tomanova [2] 6-4 2-6 6-4

SF Krantzcke/Ruddell d. Fox/Harter [4] 6-1 2-6 7-6 (5-2)
SF Connor/Preyer d. Gregory/Hallam 2-6 6-4 6-4

FI Krantczke/Ruddell d. Connor/Preyer 6-3 6-0

According to the local paper (The San Antonio Light) Gladys Heldman set up sponsership of the event by comntacting John McFarlin. "Shock waves" were felt when Billie jean King anounced her entry the Saturday before the event was set to start. Billie jean was denied a wild card into the Virginia Slims Championships.King's arrival pumped a shot of energy into the tournament, prompting local officials to search for extra seating. People were literally "hanging from trees" to catch a sight of Billie Jean. There were complaints about King's "brashness, and unwillness to sign autographs", but the head pro of the club noted that every morning there were "stacks" of cards and racquet coveres that had Billie Jeans autographs on them.
The pro notes Billie Jean's total dedication to the sport and her tennis, keeping a rigid schedule of exercise, practice, match, and then press day after day. After each win the 30 something star has to pack her scarred knees in ice.King bids the event farewell with the quote, "Thank you San Antonio, you saved my life."

The final was moved indoors to a slower court due to rain. The event was so big that the local fire separtment moved seating to the new location! Billie Jean admonished the umpire for repeatedly asking the excited crowd to be quiet. "Why do you keep saying that? This is the most perfect crowd I've ever played in front of."

The WTA, led by Jerry Diamond, refuses to sanction the event as it allows the entry of Renee Richards.
This is blasted by some women at San Antonio, including Pat Bostrom. "We pay $250 just like everyone else and it seems like the WTA is only providing the top players a tournament. The WTA suggested we boycott all tounaments in which Renee Ricahrds plays but only thet gave us no other alternative this week." Pat's assertion that "the WTA is only for the top players" is a common complaint among the lower rungs of the tour.

The Hamm-Antopolis semi took 2 hrs 50 minutes. Lea served up 7 double faults. Hamm is a former star of Trinity College who lives in San Antonio.

Earlier in the week hammers were out in force, hastily preparing a telivision tower for CBS in anticipation of a King-Richards semi. Little Marcie Louie wrecked their plans by upsetting the 42 year-old. When Ricahards lost the tower came down just as quickly when, as a contruction worker put it, "Dr. Somebody lost".

Funny sidenote of the week: During the first round so many fans came to see King that bleachers were taken away from 8th seed Florenta Mihai's court to be moved to King's-during the match!

March 25-27 Tate and Lyle BWTA Ilkley, Ilkley, GB (IN)

SF Charles d Annette Coe 6-3 6-2
SF Hobbs d Corinne Molesworth 6-3 2-6 6-1

FI Lesely Charles d Anne Hobbs 7-6 6-1

Circa late March?, San Luis Potosi, Mexico (Clay)

FI: Anabela Hernandez d. Blanca Borbolla ??

DF: Anabela Hernandez/Cristina Ortega d. ??

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:40 PM
March 28-April 3 Family Circle Cup, Hilton Head, South Carolina (Clay)
Prize Money=110K
Part of the Colgate Series

Qualifying

Zenda Liess d Florenta Mihai 6-0 6-1
Nancy Richey d Nancy Yeargin 6-1 6-3

First Round:

Chris Evert [1] d. Bunny Bruning 6-0 6-3
Wendy Turnbull d. Janet Newberry 7-5 6-0
Kathy May d. Francoise Durr 6-4 6-2
Betsy Nagelsen d. Julie Anthony 4-6 6-2 6-1
Rosie Casals [3] d. Kathy Harter 6-2 6-2
Laura Dupont d. Zenda Liess [Q] 6-4 6-4
Mima Jausovec d. Sharon Walsh 6-2 6-3
Mary Struthers d. Lele Forood 4-6 7-5 3-3 ret.

Tracy Austin d. Kate Latham 4-6 6-3 6-1
Dianne Fromholtz d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3 4-6 7-5
Kerry Reid d. Mona Guerrant 6-2 6-1
Betty Stove d. Ingrid Bentzer 6-2 6-7 6-2
Virginia Ruzici d. Lindey Beaven 4-6 6-3 6-1
Billie Jean King d. Nancy Richey [Q] 0-6 7-6 (5-2) 6-2
Renata Tomanova d. Peanut Louie 7-5 7-6
Virginia Wade [2] d. Pam Teeguarden 6-2 6-3

Second round:

Evert [1] d. Turnbull 6-1 6-0
May d. Nagelsen 7-5 6-3
Casals [3] d. DuPont 6-2 5-7 7-5
Jausovec d. Struthers 3-6 6-3 6-4

Austin d. Fromholtz 7-5 6-4
Reid d. Stove 6-3 6-1
King d. Ruzici 6-1 7-5
Tomanova d. Wade [2] 6-1 6-4

Quarter-Finals:

Evert [1] d. May 6-0 6-1
Jausovec d. Casals [3] 6-3 6-4
Reid d. Austin 6-3 7-5
King d Tomanova 6-3 7-5

Semi-Finals:

Evert d. Jausovec 6-3 6-3
King d. Reid 6-3 7-6 (5-3)

Final:

Chris Evert[1] d. Billie Jean King [8]6-0 6-1

Doubles
FI Casals/Evert d. Durr/Wade 1-6 6-3 6-2

The opening of the clay court season brings out an interesting event. In the first round, Billie Jean King returns and draws her biggest American rival, Nancy Richey. Nancy owned King in the 60’s, but in recent years King has taken control of the rivalry. However, clay should tilt the favor toward Richey. Plus, King has just returned to the tour and has only played WTT for most of two years.
King had right knee surgery on November 9, 1976, and spent the first three months of 1977 rehabilitating that knee. Her fitness regimen (she used Nautilus weights to get back in shape) will start a mini-trend on tour later in the year. The match began with a first set rout by Richey. The second was a battle which nearly saw Nancy close it out. However, King’s toughness prevailed and she won the third fairly easily. It was a fitting match to end this great rivalry. From the co-#1 controversy of ’65 to the Richey comeback from 4-6 1-5 matchpoint at Madison Square Garden to the ’77 FCC, Billie Jean and Nancy made for the perfect matchup – the level headed baseline competitor against the feisty, yet majestic serve/volley queen.

Tracy Austin claims Dianne Fromholtz as her biggest scalp to date before losing to Kerry Reid, a player she would struggle against. No real surprise that Renata Tomanova would take our Virginia Wade on clay. King took out Tomanova and Reid but was massacred by Clay Queen Evert in the final.

Evert takes the event by dropping only 12 games in 5 matches-running up her clay court streak to 106.

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March 28-April 3 Lionel Cup of Little Rock , North Little Rock, ARK 20K DR=32 (IN)
Venue: Burns Park Indoor Tennis Center

1R Mary Hamm [1] d Kaye Hallam (Aus) 6-2 6-1
1R Carolyn Lane d Carol Baily [4] 6-1 3-6 6-1
1R Linda Thomas [5] d Bev Buckey 6-3 6-4

1R Renee Richards [3] d Margie Riley 6-4 6-3
1R Nerida Gregory (Aus) d Sue Williams 6-2 7-5

1R Judy Connor (NZ) d Isa Fernandez (Col) 6-3 7-6 (5-3)
1R Jeanne Duvall d Mary Coleville 6-1 6-3

2R Caroline Stoll d Hamm [1] 6-3 6-3
2R Belinda Thompson (GB) d Pat Bostrom [7] 6-4 6-7 7-6
2R Anne Smith d Carolyn Lane 4-6 7-5 6-3
2R Linda Thomas [5] d Glynis Coles (GB) 6-1 6-4

2R Richards [3] d Roylee Bailey 6-3 6-3
2R Nancy Ornstein [6] d Gregory 6-1 6-4
2R Kym Ruddell d Connor 6-1 6-4
2R Jane Stratton [2] d Duvall 6-2 6-1

QF Stoll d Thompson 6-1 6-2
QF Smith d Thomas [5] 6-3 6-2
QF Richards [3] d Ornstein [6] 7-5 6-2
QF Stratton [2] d Ruddell 6-2 6-4

SF A. Smith d Stoll
SF Richards [3] d Stratton [2]

FI Anne Smith d Renee Richards [3] 6-3 6-4

DF Carol Baily/Jane Stratton d.Kim Ruddell/Anne Smith 6-3 6-2

Smith rushes the net time after time to beat controversial Renee, who proclaims that Smith has the potential to be a champion. Smith: "I'm not surprised that I won the tournament or that I beat Renee. I just pray to the lord to let me do my best and go out and play my match." Richards takes a chromosome test to try and enter the French Open-her bid is denied when the test comes back negative. As an amateur Smith saves the event $3,000, the first prize she could have claimed as a pro. Top seed Hamm falls victim to the heavy topspin forehand of teen Stoll. Hamm: "When you always have to hit it above your shoulders it's hard to do anything with the ball."

In a UPI article,dated March 30th, Renee states that the new Lionel Tour, which is not sanctioned, caused her "to come out of hibernation."

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Nice Tournament March 28-April 3

QF Brigitte Simon d. Chris Matison 1-6 6-3 7-5
QF Helga Masthoff d. Michele Gurdal 6-3 6-3
QF Heidi Eisterlehner d. Marie Nasuelli 7-7 7-5
QF Regina Marsikova d. Sabina Simmonds 6-0 6-0

SF Simon d. Masthoff 7-5 6-2
SF Marsikova d. Eisterlehner 7-6 6-3

FI Regina Marsikova d Brigitte Simon 7-5 6-1

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ends April 3, Wynnum, Queensland, Australia

FI: S. Quinnell d. J. Poll 6-2 6-3

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in spring, Tally Ho! , Birmingham, England (Clay)

FI: S. Preece d. S. Matthews 6-1 6-3

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:44 PM
April 4-10 Bridgestone Doubles Championships Tokyp, Japan (Indoors)

SF: Navratilova/Stove d Casals/King 7-6 7-6
SF: Durr/Wade d Jausovec/Ruzici 6-3 6-3

FI: Martina Navratilova/Betty Stove d Francoise Durr/Virginia Wade 7-5 6-3


This is the equivilent of the Slims Chms for doubles. Bridgstone sponsors the doubles on the Slims tour

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Apr 4-10 Lionel-Barnett Cup Tallahassee 20K DR=32
Prize Money=20K.

1R Mary Hamm d Glynis Coles (GB) 6-2 7-5
1R Donna Ganz d Linda Thomas 6-2 7-6
1R Nerida Gregory (Aus) d Bunny Bruning 7-5 3-0 ret.
1R Helen Gourlay (Aus) d Roylee Bailey 6-1 6-0
1R Kate Latham d Bev Buckley 6-1 6-0
1R Jeanne Duvall d Carol Baily 7-6 7-6
1R Patti Shoolman d Jane Stratton 6-2 6-3
1R Kaye Hallam d Jan Wilton (Aus) 6-1 7-5

1R Helle Viragh (Den) d Karen Benson Strong 6-3 6-0
1R Mary Carillo d Lindsey Beaven (GB) 6-4 6-3
1R Kym Ruddell (Aus) d Beatrix Klein (Hun) 6-1 6-1
1R Renee Richards d Ingrid Bentzer (Swd) 6-2 6-3
1R Isa Fernandez (Col) d Nancy Ornstein 6-3 6-2
1R Karen Kranztzcke (Aus) d Robin Harris 6-1 7-5
1R Rayni Fox d Aleida Spex 7-5 7-5
1R Marcie Louie d Belinda Thompson (GB) 6-3 6-4

2R Ganz d Hamm 7-6 6-2
2R Gourlay d Gregory 6-1 6-2
2R Latham d Duvall 6-4 6-3
2R Hallam d Shoolman 6-2 6-2

2R Carillo d Viragh 6-1 6-1
2R Richards d Ruddell 6-3 6-1
2R Krantzcke d Fernandez 6-1 6-2
2R Fox d Louie 6-4 7-6

QF Ganz d Gourlay 3-6 6-2 6-1
QF Latham d Hallam 6-2 6-2
QF Carillo d Richards 6-4 76-
QF Krantzcke d Fox 6-4 7-6

SF Ganz d Latham 6-4 6-1
SF Carillo d Krantzcke 6-1 6-4

FI Mary Carillo d Donna Ganz 7-5 6-1

Doubles

1R Hamm/Stratton d Buckley/Kahn 6-0 4-6 6-2
1R Harris/Strong d Bailey/Spex 6-3 1-6 6-4
1R Fox/Gourlay d Bruning/Latham 6-2 6-2
1R Bentzer/Viragh d Carillo/Beaven 6-4 6-4
1R Coles/Louie d Shoolman/Thompson 6-0 6-1
1R I. Fernandez/P.Smith d Gregory/Wilton 4-6 6-1 7-5
1R Richards/L. Thomas d Judy Connor/Ornstein 6-2 6-2
1R Krantzcke/Ruddell d Halam/Klein 6-1 6-4

QF Hamm/Stratton d Harris/Strong 6-0 4-6 6-0
QF Gourlay/Fox d Bentzer/Viragh 6-7 6-3 6-4
QF I. Fernandez/P.Smith d Coles/Louie 6-2 7-5
QF Krantzcke/Ruddell d Hallam/Klein 6-1 6-4

SF Fox/Gourlay d Hamm/Stratton 6-4 6-0
SF Krantzcke/Ruddell d Richards/Thomas default

FI Krantzcke/Ruddell d. Gourlay/Fox 6-2 6-1

Aussie player Karen Krantzcke (nicknamed "Krans" by tour mates) collapses and dies while running around a track just hours after her doubles win. An autopsy reveals the 30 year old had an enlarged heart. At 6 foot 1 and 170 pounds Karen was one of tallest players on tour. A bad wrist had forced her to default from Hawaian events in December, but she bnonced back after visiting a faith healer over Christmas. Krans close friend Helen Gourlay drops out of the Port Washington event to see to Karen's remains.

Karen was known for powerful shots-once reaching #7 in the world.

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April 5-10 Monte Carlo Open, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)

FI: Regina Marsikova d Mariana Simionescu 6-2 6-3

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April 4-10, Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur
Venue: Selangor Club

FI: Duk-Hee Lee (Kor) d. Choi Kyung Mie (Kor) 6-2 6-1

DF: Helen Park (Kor)/Kim Nam Suk (Kor) d. Duk-Hee Lee (Kor)/Choi Kyung Mie (Kor) 7-6 ret.

MX: Helen Park (Kor)/Ju Chang Nam (Kor) d. Choi Kyung Mie (Kor)/Choi Huh 6-2 6-4

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ends April 11, Darling Downs Championships, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

FI: Peta Kelly d. Janet Fallis 7-6 7-5

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:45 PM
L'EGGS Series Tucson April 15-16 (HD) Dr=4

1R Evert d Virginia Wade 6-3 6-4
1R Navratilova d Sue Barker 6-4 3-6 6-3

FI Chris Evert d Navratilova 6-3 7-6 (5-3)

Martina's shoulder is still hurting from an injury in Philadelphia in late March, she runs around her backhand as much as possible to protect it. Evert takes home a cool $50,000 the largest prize ever in women's tennis. The final is nationally televised by ABC. Crowds were 5,000 for the semis and 6.100 for the final. Martina's poor first serve percentage (49% vs 71 vs Barker in the semis) doomed her to defeat despite pulling off remarkable winners at times. The second set is close, and Evert admits she was "lucky" to escape with the second set, as a bad line goes her way to get her into the tiebreak.

In an interview before the event Virginia Wade weighed in with her view on transexual Renee Ricahrds.
It's wrong for Renee to be on the tour," she said. "But, no, I would not object to playing her." In fact, Wade later face Richards in the first round of Forest Hills. Wade has hired a new coach, Jerry Teeguarden, who brashly claims he has found a way Virginia can beat Chris Evert. Teeguarden started working with Wade a month ago. Jerry states that "I am dubious about anything happening right away. But by Wimbledon Virginia will have a very good chance of beating her." Teeguarden also worked with Margaret Court in the past, and makes a prediction that in the future "all top players will eventually have coaches".


Lionel Cup of Port Washington Port Washington, NY. Apr 11-17 (IN)
Prize Money=20K Draw=32

Seeds:
[1] King [2] Louie [3] Beaven [4] Stratton [6] Richards


First Round:
Billie Jean King [1] d Mareen "Peanut" Louie 6-1 6-2
Glynis Coles (GB) d. Nerida Gregory (Aus) 6-0 6-4
Mary Carillo d Kaye Hallam (Aus) 6-3 6-0
Dana Gilbert d Linda Thomas 2-6 6-3 6-2
Jane Stratton [4] d Patrti Shoolman 6-4 6-4
Betty Newfield d Marlie Buehler 4-6 6-0 7-5
Carolyn Lane d Kathy Dalton 6-1 6-4
Beatrix Klein (Hun) d Ruta Gerulaitus 7-5 6-4

Donna Rubin d Judy Connor (NZ) 7-6 6-3
Renee Richards d Roylee Bailey 6-2 6-2
Pat Bostrom d Aleida Spex 7-5 6-3
Helle Viragh (Den) d. Lindsey Beaven (GB) [3] 6-2 1-6 6-3
Kym Ruddell (Aus) d Erin Dignam 6-1 2-6 6-3
Jan Wilton (Aus) d Ingrid Bentzer (Swd) 3-6 6-4 7-5
Caroline Stoll d Lea Antopolis 6-4 3-6 6-4
Marcie Louie [2] d Sue Williams 6-0 6-0

Second Round:
King d. Coles 6-4 6-4
Carillo d. Gilbert 6-0 6-4
Stratton d. Newfield 4-6 6-3 6-4
Klein d. Lane 7-6 7-6

Richards d. Rubin 6-1 6-2
Bostrom d. Viragh 6-3 6-4
Ruddell d. Wilton 7-6 1-6 6-2
Stoll d. Louie 4-6 6-2 7-6

Quarter-Finals:
King d. Carillo 6-2 6-4
Stratton d. Klein 7-6 6-1
Richards d. Bostom 6-4 6-3
Stoll d. Ruddell 7-5 6-2

Semi-Finals:
King d. Stratton 6-4 6-1
Stoll d. Richards 6-2 5-7 6-1

Final: Billie Jean King d. Caroline Stoll 6-1 6-1

Doubles

1R King/Richards-bye
1R Shoolman/Spex d Dalton/Newfield 6-3 6-1
1R Coles/Ruddell d Rubin/Stoll 6-1 6-3
1R Antopolis/Gilbert d Buehler/Hallam 6-3 6-1
1R Beaven/Carillo d Gregory/Wilton 4-6 7-6 6-3
1R Louie/Louie d Dignam/Klein 2-6 6-2 6-2
1R Baily/lane d Bentzer/Viragh 6-4 1-6 6-4
1R Bostrom/Stratton-bye

QF King/Richards d Shoolamn/Spex 6-0 6-7 6-1
QF Coles/Ruddell d Antopolis/Gilbert 6-2 6-2
QF Beaven/Carillo d Louie/Louie 6-1 6-4
QF Bostrom/Stratton d Bailey/Lane 6-2 6-4

SF King/Richards d. Coles/Ruddell 6-3 6-4
SF Bostrom/Stratton d. Beaven/Carillo 6-1 6-3

FI King/Richards d. Bostrom/Stratton 6-3 6-0

Richards indicates she has been accepted into the European events. Richards,"I hope to win the French Open. Only the women who haven't played or gotten to know me are objecting to me playing on the circuit." A crowd of 1,100 watched King-Richards win their first doubles match. Dave Anderson of the NYT writes about how Renee is being accepted by some of her peers. One unidentified player said, "When you spend some time with her you discover she is really a nice person. But sometimes she can be a prima donna."

Apr 11-16 Cumberland Challenge Cup(CL) Hampstead UK

3R Jackie Fayter d J Lloyd 6-2 6-2
3R A Fritz d J Griffiths 7-5 3-6 7-5
3R Lesley Charles d Debbie Jevans 6-3 6-1
3R Anne Hobbs d C Harrison 6-2 7-5

3R Jo Durie d Anthea Cooper 6-3 6-4
3R Diane Evers (Aus) d M McAnally 6-0 6-4
3R A. Coe d C Drury 7-6 6-3
3R Linda Mottram d K Morton (Can) 6-0 6-2

QF Fayter d Fritz 6-4 6-4
QF Charles d Hobbs 6-2 6-4
QF Durie d Evers 6-1 6-1
QF Mottram d Coe 6-0 6-2

SF Fayter d Charles 3-6 6-4 7-5
SF Mottram d Durie 7-5 6-4

FI Linda Mottram d Jackie Fayter 6-2 5-7 6-4

DF Durie/Hobbs d Charles/Fayter 3-6 7-5 6-3

ends April 17 River Plate Chmps, Buenos Aires, ARG (CL)

FI Renee Richards (US) d. Ivanna Madruga

Mixed F: Roger/Caruthers d Racquel Giscafre/Lano 6-1 6-3


DF Durie/Hobbs d Charles/Fayter 3-6 7-5 6-3

April 11-17 City of Murcia, Murica, Spain (CL)
FI Susanna Villaverde (Arg) d M Catilda (Arg) 7-5 6-1

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:45 PM
Apr 18-23 Robinson's Barley Water Open Norwich UK

3R Sue Mappin d J. Mundel (SA) 6-3 7-5
3R C Harrison d J Lloyd 7-5 6-1
3R J Erskine d Kate Brasher 7-6 6-7 7-5
3R Corinne Molesworth d M Ballheimer 6-3 7-5

3R A Coe d Anthea Cooper 7-6 6-4
3R C Drury d Leanne Harrison (Aus) 7-6 6-3
3R L Geeves d J Phillips (NZ) 6-2 6-3
3R Lesley Charles d K Morton (Can) 6-0 6-0

QF Mappin d Harrison 5-7 6-2 6-3
QF Molesworth d Erskine 6-0 6-2
QF Drury d Coe 6-1 6-3
QF Charles d Geeves 6-4 3-6 6-0

SF Molesworth d Mappin 6-4 6-0
SF Charles d Drury 6-2 3-6 6-0

FI Lesley Charles d Corinne Molesworth 7-6 6-4

DF Charles/Mappin d Durie/Hobbs 6-1 6-3

Rollo
May 31st, 2009, 05:47 PM
April 25-30 Pernod Paddington (CL)

?R Fayter d Kym Ruddell (Aus)

QF Linda Mottram d Anne Hobbs 6-4 7-6
QF Anthea Cooper d F Moffitt 6-3 7-5
QF Sue Saliba d Leanne Harrison (Aus) 6-4 6-1
QF Jackie Fayter d Diane Evers (Aus) 6-4 6-1

SF Mottram d Cooper 6-2 6-3
SF Saliba d Fayter [2] 6-4 7-5

FI Linda Mottram d Sue Saliba 4-6 7-5 6-3

Doubles was abandoned

Young Aussie Kym Ruddell causes a stir in her match vs #2 seed Fayter. Twice she yells "You are a cheat!" With no linespeople and an 18 year old fellow player Amanda Pryor as umpire the match gets so out of hand that 18 yea rold Amanda quits the umpire chair in tears, telling the tow, "You can do it yourself." Veteran umpire Bea Seal arrives and lectures the girls. Fayter cried, won two games to take the match, as Kym refuses to shake hands and leaves the court in tears.

A rough league...WTT Los Angeles Owner Jery Buss transferred Dianne Fromholtz to nother team despite her being engaged to his son John!

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:45 PM
May 2-7 Shinners Hard Court Tournament (CL) Sutton UK

2R Jackie Fayter d Sue Saliba (Aus) 2-6 7-5 6-2
2R J Cary (Aus) d Annette Coe 4-6 6-2 6-3
2R Jo Durie d K Pratt (Aus) 7-5 6-4
2R Kaye Hallam (Aus) d Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-2 3-6 8-6
2R Belinda Thompson d J. Mundel (SA) 6-3 6-3
2R Kym Ruddell (Aus) d D Lewis 6-4 6-1
2R Tanya Harford (SA) d Charlotte Leatham 7-5 6-2
2R C Drury d Debbie Jevans 4-6 6-4 7-5

2R Anthea Cooper d S Chapman 7-6 6-2
2R Diane Evers (Aus) d Mary Sawyer (Aus) 6-1 6-7 6-0
2R J Plackett d G Samnuel (SA) 7-5 4-6 6-2
2R Lesley Charles d C Harrison 6-3 5-7 6-4
2R Linda Geeves d S Williams (US) 1-6 6-1 6-4
2R Judy Connor (NZ) d D Scott (NZ) 6-2 6-1
2R K Glancy d J Charlton 6-1 6-2
2R Sue Mappin d Penny Moor 6-3 6-3

3R Fayter d Cary 6-3 6-3
3R Durie d Hallam 6-1 6-4
3R Ruddell d Thompson 6-4 6-4
3R Harford d Drury 7-5 5-7 6-4

3R Evers d Cooper 6-4 6-1
3R Charles d Plackett 7-5 6-0
3R Connor d Geeves 6-4 6-2
3R Mappin d Glancy 6-0 3-6 6-3

QF Fayter d Durie 6-4 6-4
QF Harford d Ruddell 7-5 6-3
QF Charles d Evers 6-3 6-3
QF Mappin d Connor 6-2 6-4

SF Fayter d Hardford 7-6 3-6 6-3
SF Mappin d Charles 6-1 7-5

FI Jackie Fayter d Sue Mappin 4-6 6-2 6-3

Doubles was cancelled

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:45 PM
May 9-15 German Open Hamburg, GER (CL)
Prize money=35L
Part of the Colgate Series

Draw=38

1R Mary Hamm d Racquel Giscafre 6-3 6-2
1R Jackie Fayter d Kathy Harter 6-2 6-4
1R Iris Riedel d Bunny Bruning 6-1 6-4
1R Erika Scharr d Cynthia Doerner 7-6 4-6 7-5
1R Carrie Meyer d Nathalie Fuchs 6-7 6-4 6-2
1R Helen Gourlay d Linky Boshoff 4-6 7-5 6-3

2R Regina Marsikova d Mary Struthers 6-2 6-3
2R Glynis Coles d Linda Mottram 6-4 6-3
2R Brigitte Cuypers d Paulina Peled 4-6 6-3 6-4
2R L. Phlehova d Michele Gurdal 2-6 6-1 6-2
2R Marise Kruger d Hana Mandlikova 6-2 3-6 6-4
2R Heidi Eisterlehner d Candy Reynolds 6-7 6-3 6-4
2R Hamm d Ilana Kloss 4-6 6-4 6-1
2R Riedel d Fayter 6-4 7-6

2R Meyer d Scharr 6-0 5-7 6-0
2R Renata Tomanova d Gourlay 6-4 6-4
2R Yvonne Vermaak d Sylvia Hanika 7-6 6-3
2R Laura DuPont d Janet Newberry 7-6 6-4
2R Florenta Mihai d Belinda Thompson 6-1 6-0
2R Florence Guedy d Marcie Louie 6-4 6-3
2R Katja Ebbinghaus d Tanya Harford 6-2 7-5
2R Lesley Hunt d Eva Szabo 6-4 7-5

3R Marsikova d Coles 6-1 6-1
3R Phlehova d Cuypers 3-6 6-2 6-4
3R Eisterlehner d Kruger 6-7 6-3 6-4
3R Riedel d Hamm 2-6 6-3 6-4

3R Tomanova d Meyer 6-1 7-5
3R DuPont d Vermaak 6-4 7-5
3R Mihai d Guedy 6-4 6-1
3R Ebbinghaus d Hunt 6-4 3-6 6-3


QF Marsikova d Plehova 6-2 6-4
QF Eisterlehner d Riedl 2-6 7-6 6-3
QF Dupont d Tomanova 5-7 7-6 6-3,
QF Ebbinghaus d Mihai 6-1 6-3

SF Eisterlehner d Marsikova 6-3 6-2
SF Dupont d Ebbinghaus 4-6 6-3 7-5

FI Laura Dupont d Heidi Eisterlehner 6-1 6-4

Doubles

QF Boshoff/Kloss d Coles/Mottram 6-0 6-1
QF Bruning/Fox d Giscafre/Gourlay 6-3 6-3
QF Marsikova/Tomanova d Eisterlehner/Riedel 6-2 7-6
QF DuPont/Newberry d Ebbinghaus/Hunt 6-2 7-6

SF Boshoff/Kloss d Bruning/Fox 6-2 6-3
SF Marsiova/Tomanova d DuPont/Newberry 6-4 6-4

FI Boshoff/Kloss d Marsikova/Tomanova 2-6 6-4 7-5

15 year old Hana Mandlikova is incorrectly listed as from the USSR by World Tennis.

May 9-15 SUPA Sports Surrey Hard Court Chmps, Guilford (Clay)

1R Sue Mappin d L. Senn (Can) 4-6 7-6 6-2

2R Lesley Charles d Mary Sawyer (Aus) 6-4 4-6 6-4
2R Penny Moor d Annette Coe 6-4 6-4
2R Mappin d S Williams (US) 6-3 6-0

3R Charles d G Sammel (SA) 4-6 6-1 6-4
3R Judy Connor (NZ) d J Mundel (SA) 6-4 6-4
3R Sue Saliba (Aus) d Ann Fritz (US) 6-2 6-2
3R Jo Durie d S Chapman (NZ) 4-6 6-1 6-0

3R Diane Evers (Aus) d C Harrison 4-6 6-3 6-1
3R Vera Komar (Can) d Ann Hobbs 3-6 6-4 6-4
3R C Drury d Moor 6-2 6-4
3R Mappin d Anthea Cooper 6-3 6-2

QF Connor d Charles 6-4 6-1
QF Saliba d Durie 4-6 6-2 6-1
QF Evers d Komar 6-1 6-1
QF Mappin d Drury 6-4 6-1

SF Saliba d Connor 7-5 2-6 8-6
SF Mappin d Evers 6-3 2-6 7-5

FI Sue Saliba d Sue Mappin 6-4 6-2

DF Charles/Mappin d Durie/Hobbs 6-7 6-1 6-2
Mixed was abandoned

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:47 PM
May 16-22 Italian Open Rome
Venue; Foro Italico.
Prize Money: 35K. Part of Colgate Series

QR Marie Pinterova (Cz) d Antonella Rosa 6-0 4-6 6-2
QR Jackie Fayter (GB) d Chris O'Neil (Aus) 7-5 7-6
QR Evilene Terra Papale d Candy Reynolds (US) 6-2 6-2
QR Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru) d Helen Gourlay (Aus) 6-3 6-3

First Round:

Mima Jausovec [1] d. Fayter [Q] 6-0 6-3
Sabina Simmonds d. Brigitte Cuypers 2-6 7-5 6-3
Cynthia Doerner d. Ilana Kloss 2-6 6-2 6-2
Pinterova [Q] d. Sharon Walsh 6-2 6-4
Lesley Hunt [4] d. Mary Hamm 7-5 7-5
Iris Riedel d. Michele Tyler 6-4 6-3
Janet Newberry [5] d. Linda Mottram 6-4 6-0
Mary Carillo d. Ingrid Bentzer 4-6 6-4 6-2

Pam Teeguarden [6] d. Daniela Marzano 7-6 6-4
Glynis Coles d. Papalo [Q] 6-3 6-4
Renata Tomanova d. Carrie Meyer 6-1 6-1
Regina Marsikova [3] d. Marcie Louie 6-1 6-2
Florenta Mihai d. Yvonne Vermaak 7-5 7-5
Mary Struthers d. Marise Kruger [7] 6-2 6-3
Kathy Harter d. Bonicelli [Q] 7-5 6-2
Laura DuPont d. Kathy May [2] 6-4 6-1

Second Round:

Jausovec [1] d. Simmonds 6-4 6-2
Pinterova d. Doerner 6-2 6-3
Riedel d. Hunt [4] 1-6 6-3 6-4
Newberry [5] d. Carillo 4-6 6-4 6-3

Teeguarden [6] d. Coles 6-3 6-3
Tomanova d. Marsikova [3] 6-3 7-5
Struthers d. Mihai 6-2 5-7 7-6
DuPont d. Harter 7-6 6-3

Quarter-Finals:
Pinterova [Q] d. Jausovec [1] 5-7 6-1 6-4
Newberry d. Riedel 6-3 6-1
DuPont d. Struthers 4-6 6-0 6-1
Tomanova d. Teeguarden [6] 7-6 6-7 4-1 ret.

Semi-Finals:
Newberry [5] d. Pinterova [Q] 2-6 6-4 6-1
Tomanova d. DuPont 6-4 4-6 6-2

Final:
Janet Newberry [5] d. Renata Tomanova 6-3 7-6

Doubles

QF Cuypers/Kruger d Boshoff/Kloss 6-1 4-6 6-4
QF Marzano/O'Neil d Louie/Meyer 6-1 6-4
QF Fayter/Riedel d DuPont/Newberry 3-6 7-6 6-4
QF Bruning/Walsh d Jausovec/Tomanova 6-3 6-2

SF Cuypers/Kruger d. Marzano/Chris O'Neil 6-3 6-2
SF Bunny Bruning/Walsh d. Riedel/Fayter 6-1 6-1

FI Cuypers/Kruger d. Bruning/Walsh 3-6 7-5 6-2

There were 7 rounds of qualifying!

Draw note: it is assumed that H Rosa listed in the qualie draw is actually Antonella Rosa-ranked in the Itaian top ten for 1977.

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May 16-22 Lee on Solent UK Lee on Solent

SF Saliba d Annette Coe 6-4 6-2
SF Connor d B Brankovska (Can) 6-4 6-2

FI Judith Connor (NZ) d Sue Saliba (Aus) 7-6 6-7 6-3

DF Connor/Coe d C Drury/C Harrison 6-1 4-6 6-2

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:48 PM
Surbiton UK Surrey Grass Court Chmps (GR) May 23-28

First Round:
T.Turberville d. Maria Bueno (1) w.o.
D. Scott d. C. Whitehead 6-2 6-1
Jane Preyer d. Chris Newton 6-3 6-7 6-3
J. Wilton d. R.Jafarey 6-3 6-0
Mary Colville (8)d. C. Lardner 6-2 6-1
Michelle Ballheimer d. E. Driebergen 6-4 6-2
M. Robinson d. Denise Parker 6-0 6-4
Annette Coe d. Jennifer Mundel 1-6 6-4 6-2

Mary McLean (4) d. A. Pompa w.o.
Amanda Tobin d. Julia Lloyd 6-2 6-1
Kaye Hallam d. C. Lane 4-6 6-4 6-0
Mary Sawyer d. H. Rice 6-2 6-0
Gwen Sammel (SA) d. Lindsay Blanchford (5) 7-6 4-6 6-0
P. Bailey d. P. Brailsford 3-6 7-6 6-1
J. Fenwick d. J. Sheridan 6-2 6-3
Penny Moor d. P. L. Bailey6-3 6-1

Barbara Brankovska d. C. King-Hele 6-0 6-1
Susan Chapman d. A. Pryor 6-4 3-6 6-0
Nerida Gregory d. L. Brailsford 6-1 6-1
Robyn Khan (6)d. Helene Pelletier 6-0 6-2
W. Shaw Wooldridge d. Brenda Perry 6-2 6-0
A. Fritz d. D. Gale 6-1 6-0
Kym Ruddell d. Lise Senn 6-2 6-1
Sue Saliba (3) d. C. Bastin 6-1 6-1

Pauline Elliot d. S. Preece 6-1 6-1
Vera Komar d. J. Charlton 6-2 6-4
Jane Plackett d. C. Barbat w.o.
Patti Hogan Fordyce (7) d. Kate Glancy 6-0 5-7 8-6
Marjorie Blackwood d. C. Leatham 6-4 6-1
J. Cary d. Cathy Drury 7-5 4-6 6-1
J. Campbell d. S. Williams 6-4 7-6
S. Black d. Alieda Spex (2) w.o.

Second Round:
Scott d. Turberville 6-2 6-3
Wilton d. Preyer 5-7 7-6 6-4
Ballheimer d. Colville 6-3 6-3
Coe d. Robinson 6-4 4-6 6-4
Tobin d. McLean 6-1 6-3
Sawyer d. Hallam 6-3 6-4
Sammel d. Bailey 6-3 6-2
Fenwick d. Moor 6-2 6-2

Chapman d. Brankovska 6-3 1-6 6-2
Gregory d. Khan 6-1 6-3
Wooldridge d. Fritz 6-1 6-3
Ruddell d. Saliba 6-2 5-7 6-1
Elliot d. Komar 6-3 7-5
Fordyce d. Plackett 6-3 6-3
Blackwood d. Cary 2-6 6-3 3-1 ret.
Campbell d. Black 6-1 6-1


Third Round
Winnie Shaw Wooldridge d. Kym Ruddell 6-4 7-5
Gregory d. Chapman 6-3 6-2
Blackwood d. Campbell 6-1 6-3
Pauline Elliot d. Fordyce 6-3 6-4
Coe d. Ballheimer 6-4 6-0
Wilton d. Scott 6-4 6-2
Samuel d. Fenwick 1-6 6-3 6-4
Sawyer d. Amanda Tobin 6-2 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Wooldridge d. Gregory 6-3 3-6 6-4
Elliot d. Blackwood 6-3 6-3
Wilton d. Coe 6-2 7-5
Samuel d. Sawyer 7-5 6-7 6-2

Semi-Finals:
Wooldridge d. Elliott 6-1 6-2
Samuel d. Wilton 6-3 2-6 7-5

Final:
Winnie Shaw Wooldridge d. Samuel 6-3 7-5

Doubles:

Semi-Finals:
Saliba/Sawyer d. Chapman/Perry 6-2 6-3
Gregory/Hallam d. Mundel/Samuel 7-6 6-2

Final:
Gregory/Hallam d. Saliba/Sawyer 1-6 6-4 7-5

Maria Bueno had a wisdom tooth extracted in Brazil the weekend before and cabled her withdrawal.
Miss Spex, who was in the draw at both Surbiton and Glasgow (the same week) simply did not show up, nor did she contact the tournament. She was, by the way, seen at Queen's Club during the week

Winnie Wooldridge won the title as a highly promising 19-year-old, Winnie Shaw, in 1966 and enjoyed a notable career in international tennis until she retired from full-time play on her marriage in late 1972. Born and bred in Glasgow but now a Surrey housewife, she lives not far from Surbiton at Epsom Downs. She still plays the occasional tournament, never failing to distinguish herself, and apart from being a keen golfer she retains an active involvement in lawn tennis as Treasurer of the BWTA and Director of the Slazenger National Club Championships.
Last autumn, at Torquay, Mrs Wooldridge won the Slazenger doubles with Ann Jones and proved herself to be still capable of winning a place in the Wightman Cup team as a doubles player. At Surbiton she proved that she could make the team as a singles player as well. Anxious to gain the results needed for direct acceptance into the Wimbledon draw, she sailed through 6 matches, all against full-time players, with consummate ease. Her neat, firm game, with drives that were well drilled to the low grass-court bounce and crisp volleys that were swept efficiently into the gaps created by her intelligent court craft, allowed only one set to be wrested from her in singles during the week. In the title match she punched the final nail into Gwen Sammel's coffin with a sizzling ace. It was a highly popular victory - the English alway stay loyal to the old-'uns - and made Surbiton's week.

Winnie with her trophy

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May 23-28 Red Hackle West of Scotland Championships, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Third Round:
Ann Jones d. A. Paul 6-0 6-1
K. Pratt d. R. Lothian 6-2 6-0
Leanne Harrison (Aus) d. M. Love 3-6 6-1 6-3
C. Harrison d. R. Taylor6-1 6-1

Debbie Jevans d. S. Moodie 6-3 6-2
Jo Durie d. J. Erskine 6-2 3-6 6-3
M. Pratt d. S. Imhof 7-6 6-2
Helena Anliot (Swd) d. E. Armstrong 6-2 6-2

Quarter-Finals:
Jones d. Pratt 6-2 6-0
C. Harrison d. L. Harrison 6-1 6-1
Durie d. Jevans 6-2 6-3
Anliot d. Pratt 6-1 6-1

Semi-Finals:
Jones d. Harrison 7-5 6-0
Anliot d. Durie 7-6 6-3

Final: Ann Jones d. Helena Anliot 6-2 6-2

Doubles Semi-Finals:
Anliot/Jones d. Erskine/Love 6-2 6-1
Durie/C. Harrison d. Armstrong/Armstrong 7-5 2-6 6-4

Final: Durie/Harrison d. Anliot/Jones 6-1 4-6 6-2

Blue-Gray Championships – Montgomery, AL May 30

1R Glacia Langela d Bunnie Miller 6-2 6-1
1R Arlene Karasick d Patricia Aunan 6-1 6-0
1R Roylee Bailey d Paula Coulter 6-0 6-2
1R Elsa Rodriguez (Col) d Liz Broughton 6-3 6-0
1R Elizabeth Sharp d Melissa Walker 6-0 6-0
1R Renee Pereira d Billie Ann Abnay 1-6 6-4 6-2

2R Kathy Kuykendall d Langela 6-1 6-1
2R Susan Zaro d Karasick 4-6 6-1 6-1
2R Bailey d Cece Nineman 6-0 6-1
2R Rodriguez d Lu Fendig 6-2 6-1

2R Robin Tenney d Lili Bell 6-0 6-1
2R Sally Greer d Elizabeth Allen 6-2 7-5
2R Jeanne Duvall d Sharpe 6-4 6-4
2R Latham d Pereira 6-0 6-0

QF Kuykendall d Zaro 6-3 6-3
QF Bailey d Rodriguez 6-1 6-4
QF Tenney d Greer 7-5 6-2
QF Latham d Duvall 6-7 6-3 6-0

SF Kuykendall d Bailey 6-1 6-0
SF Latham d Tenney 6-1 6-1

FI Kate Latham d Kathy Kuykendall 7-6 6-2

Was prize money offered?

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:48 PM
FRENCH OPEN May 23 – Jun 5 DR=64

First Round
Mima Jausovec (Yug)[1] d. Sabina Simmonds(Italy) 6-3 6-3
Ingrid Bentzer(Swd) d. Nana Sato(Jap) 6-7 6-4 6-3
Sylvana Urroz(Chile)d. Glynis Coles(GB) 4-6 7-6 6-2
Pam Whytcross(Aus) d.Lele Forood (US) 6-1 6-0

Nancy Richey(US) [8] d. Michelle Tyler(GB) 6-0 6-3
Fiorella Bonicelli(Uruguay) d. Marcie Loiue(US) 6-4 6-3
Donna Ganz (US)d. Candy Reynolds(US)7-6 5-7 6-4
Pam Teeguarden(US) d.Tanya Harford(SA) 7-5 7-6

Regina Marsikova(Cz)[4] d. Marise Kruger(SA) 7-5 6-4
Racquel Giscafre (Arg) d. Sharon Walsh (US) 6-2 6-3
Yvonne Vermaak (SA) d. Mary Struthers(US)6-2 6-3
Marie Pinterova (Cz)d. Rayni Fox(US)6-4 6-2

Renata Tomanova [5] (Cz) d. Belinda Thompson(GB) 6-3 6-4
Carmen Perea(Sp) d. Kimiyo Mantanaka(Jap) 6-4 6-4
Brigitte Cuypers (SA) d. Sylvie Rual 5-7 7-6 6-0
Frederique Thibault d. Cynthia Doerner(Aus) 7-6 7-6

Sue Mappin(GB) d. Mary Hamm (US) 6-4 6-4
Katja Ebbinghaus(Ger) d. Marita Redondo(US) 6-1 6-1
Linky Boshoff (SA) d. Jackie Fayter (GB) 7-5 6-1
Viviana Gonzalez (Arg) d. Lesley Hunt (Aus) [6] 6-0 6-0

Lesley Charles(GB) d. Claudia Casabianca (Arg) 6-1 4-6 10-8
Florenta Mihai (Rum) d. Florence Guedy 6-3 6-3
Mary Carillo (US) d. Judy Chaloner(NZ) 6-4 6-3
Helga Mastoff(Ger)[3] d. Michele Gurdal(Bel) 6-2 6-4

Laura Dupont(US) d. Natalie Fuchs 6-1 2-6 6-2
Iris Riedel (Ger) d. Ilana Kloss (SA) 6-4 6-0
Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) d. Bunny Bruning (US) 7-6 7-6
Janet Newberry(US) d. Brigitte Simon 6-3 6-4

Helen Gourlay(Aus) d. Chris O'Neil (Aus) 6-3 6-1
Linda Mottram (GB) d. Carrie Meyer (US)6-3 6-2
Hana Strachanova(Cz)d. Kathy Harter (US)6-3 6-3
Kathy May(US)[2]d. Dianne Evers (Aus) 6-4 6-4

Second Round

Jausovec [1] d. Bentzer 6-2 6-1
Whytcross d. Urroz 6-1 6-2
Richey [8] d. Bonicelli 6-4 5-7 6-1
Teeguarden d. Ganz 6-4 4-6 7-5

Marsikova [4] d. Giscafre 6-4 6-2
Vermaak d. Pinterova 1-6 6-1 6-2
Tomanova [5] d. Perea 6-1 7-5
Cuypers d. Thibault 6-4 6-4

Mappin d. Ebbinghaus 6-3 6-4
Boshoff d. Gonzalez 4-6 6-3 6-3
Mihai d. Charles 4-6 6-3 6-3
Mastoff[3] d. Carillo 1-6 6-1 6-3

Dupont d. Riedel 6-1 6-2
Newberry[7] d. Eisterlehner 6-3 6-4
Gourlay d. Mottram 6-0 6-2
May [2] d. Strachanova 7-6 6-2

Third Round
Jausovec [1] d. Whytcross 6-2 6-0
Teeguarden d. Richey[8] 7-5 4-6 6-3
Marsikova [4] d. Vermaak 6-2 6-4
Tomanova [5] d. Cuypers 6-3 6-4

Boshoff d. Mappin 5-7 7-5 6-2
Mihai d. Mastoff[3] 3-6 6-3 8-6
Newberry[7] d. Dupont 6-3 7-5
May[2] d. Gourlay 6-2 6-2

Quarters
Jausovec [1] d. Teeguarden 7-5 6-4
Marsikova [4] d. Tomanova [5] 7-6 6-7 6-3
Mihai d. Boshoff 6-3 4-6 7-5
Newberry [7] d. May [2] 6-4 5-7 6-2

Semis
Jausovec [1] d. Marsikova [4]6-1 3-6 6-3
Mihai d. Newberry [7]7-6 6-3

Final Jausovec [1] d. Mihai 6-2 6-7 6-1
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DoublesDraw of 32.

First Round
Boshoff/Kloss d. Alvarez/Perea 6-2 6-2
Marzano/O'Neil d. Coles/Mottram 6-3 6-3
Marsikova/Teeguarden d.Casabianca/Madruga 6-2 5-7 6-2
Bentzer/May d. Villaverde/Weisenberger 3-6 6-3 6-4

Dupont/Newberry Bye ??
Hamm/Reynolds d. Fuchs/Guedy 6-4 7-5
Ebbinghaus/Mastoff d. Struthers/Thomas 6-3 6-3
Doerner/Giscafre d. Harter/Vermaak 6-3 7-6

Charles/Mappin d. Beillan/Darmon 6-1 6-2
Hunt/Mihai d. Dupuy/Rodriegiez 6-3 6-3
Eisterlehner/Riedel d. Rual/Urroz 6-2 5-7 6-2
Matison/Whytcross d. Cuypers/Kruger 7-6 1-6 7-5

Fox/Gourlay d.Simon/Thibault 6-0 6-1
Bruning/Walsh d. Gurdal/Sato 6-1 6-4
Carillo/Evers d. Bonicelli/Nasuelli 7-5 4-6 7-5
Jausovec/Tomanova d. Gonzales/Villaverde 6-0 3-6 6-2

Second Round
Boshoff/Kloss d. Marzano/O'Neil 6-0 6-3
Marsikova/Teeguarden d.Bentzer/May 6-4 6-1
Hamm/Reynolds d. Dupont/Newberry 6-4 2-6 6-3
Doerner/Giscafre d. Ebbinghaus/Mastoff 6-1 2-6 7-5

Charles/Mappin d. Hunt/Mihai 6-3 6-0
Matison/Whytcross d. Eisterlehner/Riedel 6-2 6-4
Fox/Gourlay d. Bruning/Walsh 6-3 6-2
Carillo/Evers d. Jausovec/Tomanova 1-6 6-3 6-2

Quarters
Marsikova/Teeguarden d. Boshoof/Kloss 7-6 5-7 6-4
Doerner/Giscafre d. Hamm/Reynolds 7-6 6-2
Charles/Mappin d.Matison/Whytcross 4-6 6-2 6-4
Fox/Gourlay d. Carillo/Evers 7-5 7-5

Semis
Marsikova/Teeguarden d. Doerner/Hamm 6-3 7-5
Fox/Gourlay d. Charles/Mappin 4-6 6-3 8-6

Final
Marsikova/Teeguarden d. Fox/Gourlay 5-7 6-4 6-2


Mixed Doubles:

1R Mihai/Molina-bye
1R Simon/Bedel d Mr and Mrs Dupre 6-1 6-1
1R Boniceklli/Beust-bye
1R Giscafre/Vasquez d Nasuelli/Lofgren default
1R Vermaak/Prajoux-bye
1R Beilan/Laimana d Bentzer/Svensson 6-3 6-4
1R Fox/McNair-bye
1R Fuchs/Gonzalez d Bohn/Norback default

1R Carillo/McEnroe d Guedy/Naegelen 6-1 7-5
1R Doerner/Koch-bye
1R B. Villaverde/Pinto-Bravo d Dupuy/Contet default
1R Marsikova/Proisy-bye
1R Darmon/Cano d S. Villaverde/Montano 6-1 6-3
1R Harter/Simon Yuill-bye
1R Evers/Letcher d Bureau/Hagelauer 6-4 6-3
1R Teegurden/Gildemeister-bye

2R Mihai/Molina d Simon/Bedel 6-3 6-4
2R Giscafre/Vasquez d Bonicelli/Beust 2-6 6-3 6-4
2R Beilan/Laimana d Vermaal/Prajoux 6-3 4-6 6-2
2R Fuchs/Gonzalez d Fox/Mcnaie default

2R Carillo/McEnroe d Doerner/Kosvh 7-6 6-3
2R Marsikova/Proisy d Villaverde/Pinto-Bravo 6-4 6-1
2R Darmon/Cano d Harter/Yuill 6-3 6-1
2R Evers/Letcher d Teeguarden/Gildemeister 4-6 6-4 6-2

QF Mihai/Molina d Giscafre/Vasquez 6-1 6-3
QF Beilan/Laimana d Fuchs/Gonzalez 6-4 1-6 9-7
QF Carillo/McEnroe d Marsikova/Proisy 6-1 6-4
QF Evers/Letcher d Darmon/Cano 7-6 7-5

SF Mihai/Molina d Beilan/Laimana 6-4 6-3
SF Carillo/McEnroe d Evers/Letcher 6-1 6-4

FI Carillo/John McEnroe d Mihai/I. Molina 7-6 6-4
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Notes: Transexual Renee Richards had entered, but withdrew before the draw after failing a sex-chromosome test. This had also happened at the Italian. Dr. Richards will enter the US Open later this year, as American events don't require the test.

Early favorite and former champ(in 1968) Nancy Richey lost in round three. Nancy still has good days with her hard, flat forehand, but age has taken much of the sting out of her game. That leaves Mima Jausovec as favorite, since she is the only top ten woman entered. All the other top stars are in America for World Team Tennis.

The quarterfinal between Americans janet newberry and Kathy May is so tedious that specatators file out in disgust. "When Miss Newberry finally won, there was an unusual silence as the crowd realized the nightmare had ended". The Mihai-Boshoff duel was also a baseline affair, but Florenta's net play in the third made the difference as Linky tired.

Only 6,000 fans appeared on ladies semifinals day, the one day women are given center court. Even on this day the ladies get second class treatment. The second semi between Jausovec and Newberry is moved to the grandstand when the men's doubles final runs long. Newberry, "lost her concentration to the sounds of rush hour traffic" as buses and cars made more noise than the small crowd. Janet had won in Rome, leaving Mima to exclaim afterwards that, "This was the toughest match for me, this was the final." Newberry routinely missed serves and forehands. According to Janet,"I was getting tired. I hadn't played anyone who got so many balls back".

Jausovec competed in the final using pain-killing cream and spray for her bad right knee. Many felt she would have won in straights if the umpire hadn't let Mihai serve 4 straight balls in a tiebreak! The crowd whistled loudly at a close call with Mima up 3-2 in the TB. With the stadium chanting to replay the point, the umpire let Florenta serve 4 consecutive points from that point. Mihai won the TB 7-5, but Mima stormed through the third to win her only slam and the top prize of 7,000$ US.

Regina Marsikova and Pam Teeguarden, who had never partnered each other, won the doubles.

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:49 PM
Beckenham UK Kent Championships (GR) May 29-Jun 4

First Round:
Maria Bueno d. Kathleen Pratt 6-3 6-3
V. Komar d. S. Bakewell 6-2 6-0
A. Weisenberger d. M. Colville 6-4 6-2
Chris O'Neil d. Cathy Drury 6-1 6-2
Pam Whytcross d. Michele Gurdal 6-0 9-8
E. Dignam d. Monica Alvarez 7-9 6-1 7-5
Jo Durie d. Kate Glancy 6-3 6-1
Chris Newton d. Leanne Harrison 3-6 6-1 6-4

Michele Tyler d. Carrie Meyer 6-4 5-7 6-1
Chris Matison d. Lise Senn 6-1 6-2
Carol Bailey* d. Helene Petellier 6-1 6-2
Helena Anliot d. Mary Sawyer 2-6 6-2 10-8
Bunny Bruning d. G. Sammel 4-6 7-5 6-4
Carmen Perea d. N. Weigel 6-3 7-5
C. Thomas d. Aleida Spex 3-6 6-4 6-3
Sue Saliba d. Pam Bailey 6-4 6-4

Nerida Gregory d. J. Sheridan 6-0 6-0
Kaye Hallam d. Tanya Harford 6-2 6-4
Daniela Marzano d. K. Fukuoka 6-2 6-4
Corinne Molesworth d. Pauline Peled 6-4 6-3
Kimiyo Hatanaka d. Candy Reynolds w.o.
Naoko Sato d. Wendy Barlow 6-3 6-2
Lorna Whitfield d. Margareta Forsgardh 6-2 6-8 6-3

Mimi Wikstedt d. Marjorie Blackwood 6-1 8-6
Claire Harrison d. R. Khan 6-4 7-5
C. Lane d. Linda Geeves 6-2 6-2
Lindsay Blanchford d.Laurie Tenney 6-3 6-1
Jane Stratton d. Sylvana Urroz w.o.
Nina Bohm d. Julia Lloyd 6-2 6-3
Bev Buckley d. Marie Victoria Baldovinos 6-3 7-9 6-2
Yvonne Vermaak d. Debbie Jevans 6-0 6-2
Sharon Walsh d. M. McLean6-4 3-6 6-4

Second Round:

Bueno d. Komar 6-2 6-2
O'Neil d. Weisenberger 6-0 5-7 6-1
Whytcross d. Dignam 7-5 6-3
Durie d. Newton 6-3 3-6 6-3
Tyler d. Matison 6-2 6-2
Anliot d. Bailey 8-6 6-4
Bruning d. Perea 9-7 6-1
Saliba d. Thomas 6-2 6-4

Gregory d. Hallam 6-1 0-6 6-1
Molesworth d. Marzano 4-6 6-2 6-3
Sato d. Hatanaka 3-6 6-4 6-3
Wikstedt d. Whitfield 4-6 6-3 6-2
Lane d. Harrison 6-3 6-4
Stratton d. Blanchford 6-2 7-5
Bohm d. Buckley 6-3 4-6 6-4
Vermaak d. Walsh 6-4 6-4

Third Round:

Bueno d. O'Neil 6-0 8-6
Durie d. Whytcross 9-7 6-2
Tyler d. Anliot 6-2 6-2
Bruning d. Saliba 6-3 3-6 6-4
Gregory d. Molesworth 6-4 6-1
Wikstedt d. Sato 6-0 9-7
Stratton d. Lane 6-1 9-8
Vermaak d. Bohm 6-2 7-9 6-0

Quarter-Finals:

Durie d. Bueno 2-6 6-1 6-1
Tyler d. Bruning 3-6 6-2 6-1
Wikstedt d. Gregory 6-4 2-6 6-4
Vermaak d. Stratton 8-6 6-4

Semi-Finals:

Tyler d. Durie 7-5 7-5
Vermaak d. Wikstedt 6-0 6-3

Final: Yvonne Vermaak d. Michelle Tyler 6-4 5-7 6-1

Doubles Final:
Stratton/Wikstedt d. Bruning/Walsh 6-3 6-0

"The best performance by a British player was undoubtedly 16-year-old Jo Durie's 2-6 6-1 6-1 quarter-final win over Maria Bueno. The Bristol girl wasn't even born when Miss Bueno won the first of her 3 Wimbledon singles titles in 1959. "I knew she was a legend in the game, and curiously, I had been reading all I could find about her only a short while ago, never dreaming I'd be on the same court as her, never mind beating her'".

From 'Tennis Today'.

Draw Note: Andy T has Carol Bailey as Carol Baily (no "e"). Confirm one way or the other if possible.

May 30-June 4 Greater Manchester Tournament, Didsbury, England, UK (GR)

QF Ann Haydon Jones d Kym Ruddell (Aus) 7-5 6-4
QF Judy Connor (NZ) d J Preyer (US) 6-4 6-2
QF Brenda Perry (NZ) d Y Sumarno (Indo) 0-6 6-2 6-4
QF Belinda Thompson d S Chapman (NZ) 6-2 6-0

SF Connor d Jones 6-2 6-3
SF Perry d Thompson 4-6 7-6 6-3

FI Judy Connor (NZ) d Brenda Perry (NZ) 6-2 6-3

DF Coe/Connor d Ruddell/Thompson 7-6 7-5

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:52 PM
June 6-11 Chichester Chichester, England, UK (GR)
Prize money=35K
Part of the Colgate Series

First Round:
Carrie Meyer d. Kathy May (1) 5-7 6-1 6-1
Sharon Walsh d. Marijke Schaar 6-4 6-4
Kathy Harter d. Pam Whytcross 7-6 3-6 6-4
Brigitte Cuypers d. Belinda Thompson 6-0 6-0
Corinne Molesworth d. Linky Boshoff 5-7 6-3 6-3
Alison McDade d. Laura DuPont 6-2 5-7 6-4
Mary Carillo d. Katja Ebbinghaus 6-1 6-4
Dianne Evers d. Mary Hamm 6-3 6-4

Michele Tyler d. Florence Guedy 7-5 6-0
Marise Kruger d. Michele Gurdal 6-2 6-3
Sue Mappin d. Elly Vessies 6-7 6-4 6-0
Ilana Kloss d. Bunny Bruning 6-2 6-7 6-3
Mimi Wikstedt d. Raquel Gisgafre 3-6 6-2 6-3
Lesley Charles d. Helga Masthoff 6-0 6-1
Carol Bailey d. Tanya Harford 7-6 1-6 6-3
Janet Newberry (2) d. Chris Thomas 6-1 6-2

Second Round:

Meyer d. Heidi Eisterlehner 4-6 6-2 6-3
Walsh d. Harter 6-4 6-3
Cuypers d. Jackie Fayter 6-2 7-5
Judith Connor d. Molesworth 6-4 6-2
McDade d. Candy Reynolds 7-6 6-3
Cynthia Doerner d. Carillo 7-5 6-3
Helen Cawley d. Lesley Hunt 7-5 6-3
Evers d. Sabina Simmonds 4-6 6-1 6-2

Tyler d. Brigitte Simon 6-2 6-4
Kruger d. Naoko Sato 6-4 6-2
Jane Stratton d. Mary Struthers 6-4 6-4
Maria Bueno d. Mappin 7-6 6-3
Kloss d. Pauline Peled 6-4 6-3
Charles d. Wikstedt 6-7 6-2 6-1
Fiorella Bonicelli d. Bailey 4-6 6-4 6-4
Yvonne Vermaak d. Newberry 6-2 7-6

Third Round:

Walsh d. Meyer 6-2 6-4
Cuypers d. Connor 6-2 6-2
Charles d. Kloss 6-2 6-7 6-3
Bonicelli d. Vermaak 6-3 7-6
Other matches unplayed - rain

Quarter-Finals - abandoned.

"The grass was saturated and played some funny tricks with the bounce, so it was not surprising that there had been more than a few upsets in the few matches that were played. Kathy May, the top seed, crashed in her opening match to her fellow-American Carrie Meyer, who was in turn to lose to a third player from across the Atlantic, Sharon Walsh. But it was Lesley Charles, showing a welcome return to form, who was being regarded as the likely winner when the proceedings came to a halt. She started by beating Helga Masthoff, then came Mimi Wikstedt and Ilana Kloss. The gracious Maria Bueno, having disposed of Sue Mappin, was still in the running, as were Michele Tyler, Helen Gourlay Cawley, Marise Kruger, last year's winner, Brigitte Cuypers and Cynthia Doerner."
Tennis Today August 1977

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June 6-11 Merseyside Tournament Merseyside UK

FI Chris O'Neil (Aus) d L Whitfield (SA) 6-4 6-3

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ends June 13, Central Northern Championships, Tamworth, NSW, Australia

FI: Joan Gibson d. Gai Healey 6-1 4-6 6-4

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:52 PM
Federation Cup Eastbourne, UK, (GR) June 13-18 33 nations.
65K pounds prize money (=100k US)
Seeds: #1 US #2 G. Britain #3 Australia

First Round
US d Austria 3-0
Evert d Sabine Bonnegger 6-0 6-0, King d Helena Wimmer 6-2 6-2
Casals/Evert d Bonnegger/Wimmer 6-0 6-1

Switzerland d Norway 2-1
Ruegg d Kirsten Robsahm 6-4 8-6, Delhees d Ellen Grinvold 6-4 6-2.
Grinvold/Robsahm (Nor) d Jolissaint/Simmen 6-2 6-4

Australia d Indoneisa 3-0
Fromholtz d Sutarno 6-0 6-0, Reid d Sumarno 6-0 6-0
Reid/Turnbull d Nizwarwan/Sutarno 6-1 6-1


Second Round

Australia d. Brazil 3-0:
Fromholtz d Medrado 10-8 6-4,Reid d. Bueno 6-1 6-2
Reid/Turnbull d Gingni/Medrado 6-2 6-1

Quarters

US d. France 3-0:
King d. Frederique Thibault 6-0 6-0,Evert d Francoise Durr 6-1 6-3
Casals/Evert d Durr/Lovera 6-3 7-5

SA d. Netherlands 2-1:
Stevens d. Elly Appel 6-0 6-1, Stove (Nth) d. Cuypers 6-2 6-1
Boshoff/Kloss d. Stove/Vessies 6-1 6-3

Aus d. W. Germany 2-1:
Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger) d. Fromholtz 4-6 6-0 6-4,Reid d. Helga Mastoff 6-3 6-3
Reid/Turnbull d. Ebbinghaus/Mastoff 2-6 6-3 6-3

GB d. Sweden 3-0:
Barker d. Mimmi Wikstedt 6-2 6-0, Wade d. Ingrid Bentzer 7-5 6-2
Barker/Wade d Anliot/Wikstedt 6-2 5-7 6-3

Semis

US d. S. Africa 3-0:
King d. Greer Stevens 6-2 6-0, Evert d. Brigitte Cuypers 6-1 6-1
Casals/Evert d Boshoff/Kloss 6-0 3-6 9-7

Aus d. G. Britain 2-1:
Fromholtz d. Sue Barker 6-3 6-4, Reid d. Virginia Wade 6-4 6-4
Barker/Wade (GB) d Reid/Turnbull 6-1 7-4

Finals US d Australia 2-1
Billie Jean King d Dianne Fromholtz 6-1 2-6 6-2,Chris Evert d Kerry Reid 7-5 6-3
Reid/Turnbull (Aus) d. Casals/Evert 6-3 6-3

The big upset occurs in the semis as Australia shocks Britain. Diane takes down Barker by slicing her lefty backhand return of serve down the line to Sue's weaker backhand. Even more shocking was Reid's win over Wade. In the finals King plays a pitch perfect first set, missing only 2 first serves vs Diane. Fromholtz roared back to take the second by winning 6 games on the trot before the momentum swung back to Billie jean in the final set. Reid led 4-1 in the first set, then Evert refused to make another error and barely edged out Kerry.

**Note-the Barker "win" at Eastbourne is PROBABLY the 21 and under event-there was no regular event at Eastbourne in 1977 due to Fed Cup.



Scottish Championships Edinburgh (GR) Jun 12-18
Draw=16, qualifying draw =32. Draw is complete.

Qualifying: Tracy Austin played qualifying here and lost to Britain's Sue Mappin, a result that has been airbrushed out of tennis history!!

Q1 A. McDade d. Sabina Simmonds 4-6 8-6 8-6
Q1 Mary Carillo d. Pam Whytcross 6-0 6-3
Q1 Tracy Austin d. Lesley Charles 6-4 9-7
Q1 Sue Mappin d. Mary Struthers 6-0 6-3
Q1 Anne Hobbs d. Cynthia Doerner w/o
Q1 Val Ziegenfuss d. S. Hagey w/o
Q1 Candy Reynolds d. Helen Cawley w/o
Q1 B. Bruning d. Lindsay Beaven w/o

Q1 Virginia Ruzici d. Mary Hamm 6-3 6-0
Q1 Michelle Tyler d. S. Moodie 6-1 6-2
Q1 Lele Forood d. R. Lothian 6-3 6-4
Q1 Betsy Nagelsen d. Pat Bostrom 6-4 6-4
Q1 J. Erskine d. J. Menzies 6-1 6-2
Q1 Kathy Harter d. F. Guedy 6-4 6-0
Q1 Yyonne Vermaak d. J. Fayter w/o
Q1 Carrie Meyer d. Florenta Mihai w/o

Q2 Carillo d. McDade 9-7 3-6 8-6
Q2 Mappin d. Austin 7-5 4-6 6-2
Q2 Hobbs d. Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-4
Q2 Reynolds d. Bruning 5-7 6-3 6-4

Q2 Ruzici d. Tyler 6-1 9-7
Q2 Nagelsen d. Forood 6-2 6-2
Q2 Harter d. Erskine 6-1 6-2
Q2 Meyer d. Vermaak 6-4 6-2

Q3 Mappin d. Carillo 6-1 6-2
Q3 Reynolds d. Hobbs 6-4 4-6 9-7
Q3 Nagelsen d. Ruzici 6-3 6-4
Q3 Harter d. Meyer 6-2 8-6 6-4

QQ Mappin d. Reynolds 6-4 6-4
QQ Naglesen d. Harter 6-2 6-4

Seeds were 1. Navratilova 2. Jausovec 3. May 4. Russell

Main Draw First Round:
Martina Navratilova d. Laura DuPont 6-1 6-3
Pam Teeguarden d. Sue Mappin [Q] 6-3 7-5
Betsy Nagelsen [Q] d. Joanne Russell 3-6 6-3 7-5
Lesley Hunt d. Marise Kruger 6-3 8-6

Kristien Shaw d. Terry Holladay 3-6 6-4 6-2
Regina Marsikova d. Kathy May 3-6 6-4 6-2
Janet Newberry d. Renata Tomanova 6-1 6-0
Julie Anthony d. Mima Jausovec 4-6 6-3 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Navratilova d. Teeguarden 6-1 6-3
Hunt d. Nagelsen 6-4 2-6 6-4
Shaw d. Marsikova 6-4 4-6 6-0
Anthony d. Newberry 7-9 8-6 6-4

Semi-Finals:
Navratilova d. Hunt 6-4 6-2
Shaw d. Anthony 6-0 6-3

Final:
Navratilova d. Shaw 2-6 9-8 7-5

Scottish Championships - Doubles

First Round:
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Erskine/Lothian 6-0 6-3
Bruning/Russell d. E. Armstrong/G. Armstrong 6-1 7-5
DuPont/Newberry d. Austin/Hunt 3-6 6-3 9-7
Meyer/Tomanova d.Forood/Struthers 6-4 6-1
Bostrom/Vermaak d. Shaw/Ziegenfuss 7-5 3-6 6-3
Kruger/McDade d. Holladay/May 8-6 6-1
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Hamm/Reynolds 6-2 6-2
Marsikova/Teeguarden d. Carillo/Harter 7-5 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Bruning/Russell 3-6 6-3 6-2
Meyer/Tomanova d. DuPont/Newberry 6-4 6-1
Kruger/McDade d. Bostrom/Vermaak 6-0 6-3
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Marsikova/Teeguarden w.o.

Semi-Finals:
Meyer/Tomanova d. Jausovec/Ruzici 6-3 6-8 6-4
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Kruger/McDade 6-3 6-2

Final:
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Meyer/Tomanova 6-1 3-6 6-1

Note that Judith Erskine, who played in singles and doubles here, is now known as Judy Murray, Andy's Mum!

The event plays the tiebreaker at 8 all, leading to marathons like Julie Anthony’s 40 game win over Janet Newberry. Kristein Shaw comes very close to the win of her career taking a set off Martina and pushing her to a second tiebreaker before going down in a 75 third set. In fact, Kristien Shaw had a match point in the second set at 5-4 40-30.

Tracy Austin loses in qualifying to Mappin. The tournament review in "Tennis Today: said of Austin: '...She conquered Lesley Charles in her first venture on the Craiglockhart centre court. That was the extent of Tracy's singles progress. She was to learn a lesson on grass-court technique from the bold, strong-armed Sue Mappin, who just never let the ball bounce if she could help it'.A quality field, probably due to the fact that Eastbourne was hosting the Fed Cup this week and many players needed Wimbledon preparation.



Edgbaston UK Edgbaston Tournament (GR) Jun 13-18
F Ann Haydon Jones d Molesworth 64 64

Ann wins a small event at age 38.
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Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:55 PM
Wimbedon Jun 20 – Jul 1

Chris Evert (US) [1] d. Ruta Gerulaitus (US) 6-0 6-3
Winnie Wooldridge bye
Elly Vessies-Appel (Neth) d. Mary Hamm (US) 6-4 3-6 6-2
Tracy Austin (US) bye

Katya Ebbinghaus (Ger) bye
Belinda Thompson d. Erin Digman (US) [Q] 2-6 7-5 6-1
Aleida Spex (US) [Q] bye
Greer Stevens (SA) d. Mary Struthers (US) 6-1 6-0

Billie Jean King (US) [5] bye
Anne Smith (US) [Q] d. Mimi Wikstedt (Swd) 4-6 6-2 6-0
Maria Bueno (Brz) bye
Janet Newberry (US) d. Racquel Giscafre (Arg) 6-4 6-2

Mima Jausovec (Yug) [10] bye
Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d. Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) 6-2 6-1
Marise Kruger (SA) d. Michelle Tyler 6-4 2-6 6-2
Florence Guedy (Frn) bye

Virginia Wade [3] d. Jo Durie 6-2 6-2
Betsy Nagelsen (US) bye
Yvonne Vermaak (SA) bye
Jackie Fayter d. Nina Bohm (Swd) 2-6 6-3 6-2

Pauline Peled (Isr) [Q] d. Marie Pinterova (CZ) 6-1 6-1
Rayni Fox (US) [Q] bye
Mariana Simionescu (Rom) d. Stephanie Tolleson (US) 6-2 6-3
Candy Reynolds (US) bye

Rosie Casals (US) [6] d. Tanya Harford (SA) 6-3 6-1
Val Ziegenfuss (US) bye
Joanne Russell (US) d. Sue Mappin 8-6 6-2
Sue Hagey (US) bye

Francoise Durr (Frn) [11] d. Lele Forood (US) 6-0 8-6
Virginia Ruzici (Rom) bye
Lesley Hunt (Aus) bye
Linky Boshoff (SA) d. Pam Whytcross (Aus) 6-4 6-4

Kathy Harter (US) bye
Cynthia Doerner (Aus) d. Bunny Bruning (US) 6-3 6-1
Corinne Molesworth bye
Kathy May (US) [12] d. Linda Mottram 6-3 6-1

Julie Anthony (US) d. Naoko Sato (Jap) 6-1 6-3
Iris Riedel (Ger) bye
Gail Lovera (Frn) bye
Kerry Reid (Aus) [8] d. Mary Carillo (US) 2-6 6-4 7-5

Lea Antonoplis (US) d. Pat Bostrom (US) 6-3 6-4
Chris Matison (Aus) [Q] bye
Helle Spragh-Viragh (Den) [Q] bye
Karen Susman (US) d. Sue Saliba (Aus) 6-1 7-5

Ilana Kloss (SA) bye
Ann Kiyomura (US) d. Carolyn Meyer (US) 6-1 7-5
Helga Mastoff (Ger) d. Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru) 6-1 7-5
Sue Barker [4] bye

Helen Cawley (Aus) d. Sharon Walsh (US) 6-4 6-2
Anne Hobbs bye
Jane Stratton (US) d. Patty Fordyce (US) 4-6 9-7 6-1
Chris O'Neil (Aus) bye

Renata Tomanova (CZ) bye
Brigitte Cuypers (SA) d. Regina Marsikova (CZ) 6-0 6-4
Pam Teeguarden (US) bye
Betty Stove (Neth) [7] d. Sabina Simmonds (Ity) 6-3 6-1

Monique Gurdal (Bel) d. Laura DuPont (US) 6-2 6-4
Alison McDade (SA) bye
Kristien Shaw (US) bye
Terry Holladay (US) d. Lindsey Beaven 6-3 6-3

Florenza Mihai (Rom) bye
Lesley Charles d. Brigitte Simon (Frn) 6-4 1-6 6-3
Ingrid Lofdahl-Bentzer (Swd) bye
Martina Navratilova (exile) [2] d. Glynis Coles 6-3 6-0

Second Round
Evert [1] d. Wooldridge 6-0 6-2
Austin d. Vessies-Appel 6-3 6-3
Ebbinghaus d. Thompson 6-2 6-0
Stevens d. Spex [Q] 4-6 6-0 6-2

King [5] d. Smith [Q] 6-8 6-0 6-3
Bueno d. Newberry 1-6 8-6 8-6
Jausovec [10] d. Turnbull 6-4 6-3
Kruger d. Guedy 6-3 6-2

Wade [3] d. Nagelsen 6-2 6-1
Vermaak d. Fayter 6-3 6-1
Fox [Q] d. Peled [Q] 6-4 4-6 6-4
Simionescu d. Reynolds 6-4 7-5

Casals [6] d. Ziegenfuss 6-3 6-3
Russell d. Hagey 6-3 7-5
Durr [11] d. Ruzici 6-3 7-5
Boshoff d. Harter 6-3 6-2

Doerner d. Harter 6-3 6-2
May [12] d. Molesworth 6-2 6-4
Anthony d. Riedel 6-2 6-1
Reid [8] d. Lovera 6-1 6-1

Antonoplis d. Matison 6-4 6-1
Sparre-Viragh [Q] d. Susman 6-3 6-2
Kiyomura d. Kloss 6-3 6-4
Barker [4] d. Mastoff 6-1 6-3

H. Cawley d. Hobbs 6-4 6-3
Stratton [Q] d. O'Neil 7-9 9-8 6-3
Tomanova d. Cuypers 6-4 2-6 6-3
Stove [7] d. Teeguarden 3-6 6-3 6-2

McDade d. Gurdal 1-6 8-6 6-3
Holladay d. Shaw 7-5 6-4
Charles d. Mihai 6-2 6-4
Navratilova [2] d. Lofdahl-Bentzer 6-0 6-3
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Third Round
Evert [1] d. Austin 6-1 6-1
Stevens d. Ebbinghaus 6-1 6-3
King [5] d. Bueno 6-2 7-5
Kruger d. Jausovec [10] 6-4 6-4

Wade [3] d. Vermaak 6-1 6-2
Simionescu d. Reynolds 7-5 6-2
Casals [6] d. Russell 6-1 6-1
Boshoff d. Durr [11] 6-3 6-2

May [12] d. Doerner 6-0 6-2
Reid [8] d. Anthony 6-3 9-7
Antonoplis d. Sparre-Viragh [Q] 6-4 6-1
Barker [4] d. Kiyomura 6-2 6-1

H. Cawley d. Stratton [Q] 9-7 6-3
Stove [7] d. Tomanova 6-1 6-2
Holladay d. McDade 6-4 6-0
Navratilova [2] d. Charles 6-2 6-2

Fourth Round
Evert [1] d. Stevens 8-6 8-6
King [5] d. Kruger 4-6 6-0 6-1
Wase [3] d. Simionescu 9-7 6-3
Casals [6] d. Boshoff 8-6 6-3
Reid [8] d. May [12] 6-2 6-1
Barker [4] d. Antonoplis 6-0 6-4
Stove [7] d. H. Cawley 6-4 6-2
Navratilova [2] d. Holladay 6-4 6-4

Quarters
Evert [1] d. King [5] 6-2 6-2
Wade [3] d. Casals [6] 7-5 6-2
Barker [4] d. Reid [8] 6-3 6-4
Stove [7] d. Navratilova [2] 9-8 (6) *4* 3-6 6-1

Semis
Wade [3] d. Evert [1] 6-2 4-6 6-1
Stove [7] d. Barker [4] 6-4 2-6 6-4

Final Virginia Wade [3] d. Betty Stove [7] 4-6 6-3 6-1

Virginia Wade thrills the British fans with her surprising win over Evert and her title win against Stove. Betty Stove stuns Navratilova in the quarters and dashes hopes for an all-British final with her win over Sue Barker. Until the quarters, most of the script went as planned, though Evert was pushed by young Greer Stevens in two 8-6 sets. Tracy Austin is routed in the third round by Evert in her first Wimbledon. Maria Bueno made it to the third round and pushed Billie Jean King to a 7-5 second set.

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:55 PM
Wimbledon Doubles

First Round

Navratilova/Stove [1] d. Doerner/Turnbull 6-2 7-5
R. Kahn/Weigel bye
Bonicelli/Giscafre d. Beaven/Vermaak 6-3 6-2
Ann Jones/Wooldridge bye

Barker/Kiyomura [6] bye
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Durie/Hobbs 9-7 6-2
Stratton/Wikstedt d. DuPont/Newberry 6-1 3-6 6-4
Lofdahl-Bentzer/Tolleson bye

Durr/Wade [4] d. Holladay/May 6-2 1-6 6-3
Simmonds/Tyler bye
Sammel/Whitfield bye
Matison/Whytcross d. Fox/Harter 9-7 6-1

Reid/Stevens [5] d. Antopolis/A. Smith 6-2 4-6 6-2
Anthony/Nagelsen bye
Hamm/Reynolds d. Molesworth/Thompson 7-5 6-3
Simon/Thibault bye

Evers/Pinterova bye
Austin/Hunt d. Bruning/Walsh 6-3 1-6 6-1
McDade/Elly-Vessies bye
Charles/Mappin [7] d. Connor/Harford 7-5 6-1

Meyer/Tomanova bye
Saliba/Sawyer d. Coles/Mottram 8-6 6-3
Dalton/Ruddell bye
Boshoff/Kloss [3] d. Mihai/Peled 6-3 6-2

Shaw/Ziegenfuss d. Dignam/Lane 6-2 6-2
Cuypers/Kruger bye
Bostrom/Carillo d. Moor/Preyer 6-1 6-3
King/Susman [8] bye

Fayter/Marsikova d. Drury/Harrison 4-6 6-2 6-2
Gurdal/Sato bye
H. Cawley/Russell bye
Casals/Evert [2] d. Eisterlehner/Riedel 6-1 6-1

Second Round
Navratilova/Stove [1] d. R. Kahn/Weigel 6-0 6-1
Jones/Wooldridge d. Bonicelli/Giscafre 6-4 6-3
Barker/Kiyomura [6] d. Jausovec/Ruzici 6-3 6-2
Stratton/Wikstedt d. Lofdahl-Bentzer/Tolleson 9-7 6-2

Durr/Wade [4] d. Simmonds/Tyler 6-4 6-3
Matison/Whytcross d. Sammel/Whitfield 6-3 5-7 6-1
Reid/Stevens [5] d. Anthony/Nagelsen 6-3 7-5
Hamm/Reynolds d. Simon/Thibault walkover

Austin/Hunt d. Evers/Pinterova 6-4 6-0
Charles/Mappin [7] d. McDade/Elly-Vessies 6-4 7-5
Meyer/Tomanova d. Saliba/Sawyer 6-4 6-4
Boshoff/Kloss [3] d. Dalton/Ruddell 9-8 9-8

Cuypers/Kruger d. Shaw/Ziegenfuss 6-4 5-7 6-4
Bostrom/Carillo d. King/Susman [8] 7-9 6-4 6-3
Fayter/Marsikova d. Gurdal/Sato 6-3 2-6 6-3
H. Cawley/Russell d. Casals/Evert [2] 6-3 7-5
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Third Round
Navratilova/Stove [1] d. Jones/Wooldridge 6-3 7-9 6-4
Stratton/Wikstedt d. Barker/Kiyomura [6] 7-5 6-3
Durr/Wade [4] d. Matison/Whytcross 6-4 4-6 8-6
Reid/Stevens [5] d. Hamm/Reynolds 6-2 6-0

Charles/Mappin [7] d. Austin/Hunt 6-2 6-4
Boshoff/Kloss [3] d. Meyer/Tomanova 6-3 3-6 6-3
Cuypers/Kruger d. Bostrom/Carillo 6-4 6-4
H. Cawley/Russell d. Fayter/Marsikova 8-6 6-2
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Quarters
Navratilova/Stove [1] d. Stratton/Wikstedt 6-2 6-0
Durr/Wade [4] d. Reid/Stevens [5] 7-5 7-5
Charles/Mappin [7] d. Boshoff/Kloss [3] 6-3 8-9 7-5
H. Cawley/Russell d. Cuypers/Kruger 8-9 6-4 6-2

Semis
Navratilova/Stove [1] d. Durr/Wade [4] 6-8 6-2 6-2
H. Cawley/Russell d. Charles/Mappin [7] 6-3 6-4

Final
H. Cawley/Russell d. Navratilova/Stove [1] 6-3 6-3


Mixed Doubles

1R Stove/McMillan d Jevans/Jarrett 6-2 1-6 6-2
1R Kiyomura/Stone d Charles/D. Lloyd 6-4 9-8
1R Blachford/Marks d Matison/Callaghan 3-6 9-7 6-3
1R Navratilova/Ralston d Wooldridge/Wooldridge 6-4 6-2
1R Shaw/Walts d C. Thomas/B. Teacher 6-3 7-5
1R Carillo/McEnroe d Fayter/R. Wilson 5-7 9-8 7-5
1R Kloss/Carmichaal d Sato/Harai 6-3 3-6 6-3

1R Whytcross/Letcher d Tolleson/Youll 6-3 4-6 6-4
1R Kruger/Joubert d Teguarden/Borowiak 6-3 3-6 6-0
1R Durr/Riessen d Mottrakm/Fever 6-1 6-2
1R Walsh/Machette d Hagey/Hagey 6-3 4-6 6-4
1R O'Neil/Kachel d Ruddell/W. Bowrey 6-4 6-2
1R Wade/Ruffels d Mappin/R. Lewis 6-3 6-4


2R Stove/McMillan d Harford/Prinsloo 6-4 6-3
2R Coe/Edmondson d Gourlay/Dibley 6-3 1-6 6-3
2R Kiyomura/Stone d Wikstedt/Ewert 6-3 4-6 6-4
2R Blachford/Marks d Beaven/Drysdale 6-3 6-4
2R Navratilova/Ralston d Anthony/Pasarell 9-7 6-4
2R Cuypers/Mitton d Shaw/Walts 8-9 6-1 6-2
2R Carillo/McEnroe d Simmen/J. Lloyd 6-4 6-3
2R Kloss/Carmichael d Molesworth/J. Smith7-5 4-6 6-4

2R Dalton/Fraser d Gerulaitus/Gerulaitus default
2R Whytcross/Letcher d Nagelson/Fleming default
2R Stevens/Hewitt d Kruger/Joubert 7-5 6-2
2R Durr/Riessen d Boshoff/Dowdeswell 6-1 9-7
2R Walsh/Machette d Bohm/Norback 6-3 6-4
2R Reid/Reid d O'Neil/Kachel 3-6 6-4 6-1
2R Bostrom/Doherty d Casals/A. Mayer deafulr
2R King/Dent d Wade/Ruffels 7-5 6-2

3R Stove/McMillan d Coe/Edmondson 7-5 9-7
3R Kiyomura/Stone d Blachford/Marks 6-3 6-4
3R Navratilova/Ralston d Cuypers/Mitton 6-1 6-4
3R Carillo/McEnroe d Kloss/Carmichael 6-2 5-7 6-2

3R Dalton/Fraser d Whytcross/Letcher 2-6 7-5 6-4
3R Stevens/Hewitt d Durr/Riessen 6-3 7-5
3R Reid/Reid d Walsh/Machette 8-9 6-2 6-3
3R King/Dent d Bostrom/Doherty 6-2 6-4


QF Stove/McMillan d Kiyomura/Stone 9-7 6-4
QF Navratilova/Ralston d Carillo/McEnroe 6-8 6-3 10-8
QF Stevens/Hewitt d Dalton/Fraser 6-3 6-2
QF King/Dent d Reid/Reid 6-3 1-6 9-7

SF Stove/McMillan d Navratilova/Ralstron 5-7 6-4 12-10
SF Stevens/Hewitt d King/Dent 5-7 6-4 7-5

FI Stevens/Hewitt d Stove/McMillan 3-6 7-5 6-4

Wimbledon Plate

1R Wikstedt d Teeguarden 9-8 6-4
1R Peled d Giscafre 6-2 6-4
1R Beaven d Whitfield 6-0 6-1
1R Hagey d Sammel 4-6 7-5 6-4
1R Mappin d Ruddell 6-4 6-1
1R Charles d Dignam 6-2 8-6
1R Vermaak d McDade 6-4 6-3
1R Matison d Weigel 6-2 6-2
1R Sato d C Reynolds 6-2 6-2
1R Kloss d Kahn 6-1 6-1
1R B Thompson d Sawyer 4-6 6-3 6-4
1R Tolleson d Coe 6-4 4-6 6-3

2R Wikstedt d Cariillo 7-5 1-6 6-2
2R Saliba d Molesworth 7-5 6-0
2R Peled d Hamm 6-1 4-6 6-2
2R Beaven d Whytcross 6-2 3-6 7-5
2R Mottram d Hagey 9-8 6-2
2R Mappin d Harford 6-2 9-7
2R Bostrom d Connor 6-3 6-2
2R Charles d Preyer 6-1 7-5

2R Evers d Moor 6-4 6-3
2R Vermaak d Fox 6-1 6-3
2R Matison d C. Thomas 6-3 6-3
2R Walsh d Sato 6-2 6-4
2R Tyler d Fayter 6-1 6-1
2R Kloss d C Lane default
2R O'Neil d Thompson 6-4 4-6 10-8
2R Cuypers d Tolleson 6-1 6-2

3R Wikstedt d Saliba 7-5 7-5
3R Peled d Beaven 6-3 6-2
3R Mappin d Mottram 6-4 6-3
3R Charles d Bostrom 6-2 3-6 6-3

3R Vermaak d Evers 6-1 5-7 6-0
3R Walsh d Matison 6-1 6-3
3R Tyler d Kloss default
3R O'Neil d Cuypers 3-6 6-4 7-5

QF Wikstedt d Peled 6-4 9-7
QF Mappinb d Charles 6-4 6-3
QF Vermaak d Walsh 6-2 6-3
QF Tyler d O'Neil 6-3 6-3

SF Mappin d Wikstedt 7-5 6-3
SF Vermaak dTyler 6-1 8-6

FI Vermaak d Mappin 6-2 7-5

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Missouri Jun 26
FI Mary Ann Beattie d Stap 63 61

The former Ms. Eisel and Mrs Curtis wins a minor event.

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Southern Championships Raleigh, NC Jun 26-July 3

First Round:
Nancy Richey d. Vicki Beggs 6-0 6-3
Nancy Yeargin d. Jodi Appelbaum 6-2 6-3
Barbara Jordan d. Kay McDaniel 7-5 6-2
Ann Etheredge d. Shannon Gordon 6-0 6-2
Barbara Hallquist d. Jean Nachand 4-6 6-1 6-2
Sheila McInerney d. Susan Zaro 6-2 6-0
Diane Morrison d. Phyllis Blackwell 6-0 6-0
Caroline Stoll d. Ann Frautschi 6-0 6-0

Paula Smith d. Robin Tenney 6-3 6-1
Judy Hanrahan d. Gretchen Galt 6-0 6-2
Nancy Ornstein d. Karen Kennington 6-3 6-3
Donna Ganz d. Judy Acker 6-1 6-0
Jeanne DuVall d. Glaucia Langela 7-5 6-1
Diane Desfor d. Roylee Bailey 6-1 6-4
Felicia Hutnick d. Lu Fendig 6-0 7-6
Kate Latham d. Elsa Rodriguez 6-1 6-2

Second Round:
Richey d. Yeargin 6-3 6-4
Jordan d. Etheredge 6-3 6-2
Hallquist d. McInerney 6-2 7-5
Stoll d. Morrison 6-3 5-7 6-3

Hanrahan d. Smith 4-6 6-4 7-5
Ornstein d. Ganz 2-6 6-1 6-0
DuVall d. Desfor 4-6 7-5 7-5
Latham d. Hutnick 6-0 6-1

Quarter-Finals:
Richey d. Jordan 6-1 4-6 6-1
Hallquist d. Stoll 6-2 4-6 7-6
Ornstein d. Hanrahan 6-3 7-5
Latham d. Duvall def.

Semi-Finals:
Richey d. Hallquist 6-2 6-1
Latham d. Ornstein 6-4 6-2

Final: Nancy Richey d. Kate Latham 6-1 6-2

Doubles:
Semi-Finals:
Desfor/Galt d. Hallquist/McInerney 7-5 6-3
Smith/Latham d. Hutnick/Yeargin 6-1 4-6 6-1

Final: Desfor/Galt d. Smith/Latham 6-2 6-3

Nancy plays a smaller event during Wimbledon to get her ranking up.

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:58 PM
Jul 4-9 Irish Open (HD) Dublin IRL

QF Maria Bueno (Brz) d H Lennon 6-4 6-0
QF Sue Saliba (Aus) d B Ferran 6-1 6-3
QF Mary Sawyer (Aus) d Tanya Harford (SA) 6-2 6-4
QF Lesley Charles (GB) d G. Barniville 6-0 6-0

SF Bueno [1] d Saliba [4] 6-1 6-1
SF Sawyer d Charles 6-3 4-6 6-2

FI Mary Sawyer d. Maria Bueno [1] 2-6 6-3 6-1

DF Charles/Harford d Saliba/Sawyer 7-5 8-6

Mixed F: Charles/David Lloyd d Harford/Sean Sorensen 6-4 6-3

Bueno was last in Ireland in 1965, when the chmps were on on grass courts. Sawyer is a 20 yr old Aussie from Perth. She can claim Irish anscestry though, as her father is Irish. Mary beats the top 3 seeds in the last rounds.

Jul 4-10 Swiss Open Gastaad, SWT

SF Cawley d Mary Carillo (US) 4-6 6-3 6-0
SF Hunt d Sabina Simmonds (Ity) 6-3 3-6 6-4

FI Lesley Hunt [1] d Helen Cawley [3] 4-6 7-5 6-1

DF Cawley/Rayni Fox d Carillo/Hunt 6-0 6-4

Cawley is the married name of Helen Gourlay. The win at Gstaad is lesley Hunt's first title in 5 years. She last won at Montana (Swiss) in 1972.

Jul4-10 Swedish Open Bastad SWE (CL)

1R Cynthia Doerner (Aus) d Jane Stratton (US) 6-3 6-1

QF Florenta Mihai (Rom) d Elizabeth Ekblom 6-1 6-2
QF Glynis Coles (GB) d Ingrid Bentzer 6-4 6-2
QF Mary Struthers (US) d Lele Forood (US) 2-6 6-3 6-3
QF Doerner d Margareta Forsgard 6-4 5-7 7-6


SF Mihai d Coles 6-7 6-4 6-4
SF Struthers d Doerner 6-7 6-0 6-2

FI Florenta Mihai d Struthers 6-4 6-4


July 4-10, German Closed Championships, Berlin (Clay)

FI: Helga Niessen Masthoff d. Ameli Hacks Ring 6-2 6-1

DF: Helga Niessen Masthoff/Katja Burgemeister Ebbinghaus d. Ameli Hacks Ring/Sylvia Hanika 3-6 6-0 6-0

MX: Heidi Eisterlehner/Ulli Marten d. Jutta Diesslin/Sauss 6-7 6-4 6-2


Woodlake, OK Jul 4-10
FI Diane Desfor d Jeanne DuVall 6-4 6-4

*WT later says Duvall the winner-double check.


date unknown, Danish Outdoors Champs.

FI: Dorte Ekner d. ??

DF: Dorte Ekner/Helle Sparre Viragh d. ??

MX: Helle Sparre Viragh/Tom Christensen d. ??

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:59 PM
Frinton UK Essex Championships Jul 11-16

SF Ann Haydon Jones d J Lloyd 6-2 6-3
SF D Parker d Annette Coe 6-3 4-6 4-4 retired

FI Ann Jones d D. Parker 6-3 7-5

DF Parker/D. Stewart d J Cottrell/J Wilson 6-2 6-1

Ann wins again.

Jul 11-17 Austrian Open Jul Kitzbuhel AUT
Prize Money=35K
Venue: Kitzbuhel Tennis Club
Part of the Colgate Series

1R Renata Tomanova (Cz) d Lea Phlova (Cz) 6-1 6-0
1R Rayni Fox (US) d Racquel Giscafre (Arg) 7-5 6-1
1R Nana Sato (Jap) d Jane Stratton (US) 4-6 6-0 6-4
1R Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru) d ????
1R Sabina Simmonds (Ity) d Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 7-6 6-2
1R Mary Carillo (US) d Gail Lovera (Fr) 6-2 4-6 7-6
1R Linda Mottram (GB) d Diane Evers (Aus) 6-2 6-3
1R M. Bendlova (Cz) d Lesley Charles (GB) 6-3 6-3

1R I Kozeluhova Budarova (Cz) d Florence Gudey (Fr) 6-2 6-3
1R Helen Anliot (Swd) d Mary Struthers (US) 3-6 6-2 6-1
1R Glynis Coles (GB) d Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) 6-4 7-6
1R Lesley Hunt (Aus) d Helen Gourlay (Aus) 6-3 6-4
1R Belinda Thompson (GB) d E Wimmer scores not given
1R Iris Riedel (Ger) d Tanya Harford (SA) 6-4 6-0
1R Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger) d Lele Forood (US) 4-6 6-4 7-5
1R Brigitte Cuypers (SA) d Jackie Fayter (GB) 6-4 6-2

2R Tomanova d Fox 6-1 6-4
2R Bonicelli d Sato 6-1 4-6 7-5
2R Carillo d Simmonds 6-4 6-4
2R Bendlova d Mottram 0-6 6-1 6-4

2R Anliot d Budarova 7-6 6-2
2R Coles d Hunt 6-4 3-6 6-3
2R Riedel d Thompson 6-2 6-2
2R Ebbinghaus d Cuypers 6-2 6-1


QF Tomanova [1] d Bonicelli [7] 7-5 6-1
QF Carilo d Bendlova 6-3 6-3
QF Anliot d Glynis Coles 4-6 7-5 1-0 retired
QF Ebbinghaus d Iris Riedel [4] 6-4 6-3

SF Tomanova [1] d Mary Carillo 6-3 6-1
SF Ebbinghaus d Helena Anliot 6-1 4-6 6-3

FI Renata Tomanova [1] d Katja Ebbinghaus 6-3 7-5

DF Cawley/Fox d Charles/Fayter 6-1 6-4

From World Tennis:
The altitude is 2.400 feet in Kitzbuhel, a ski resort perched in the Alps. As first round loser Doerner put it, "Everybody says that staying in Europe after Wimbledon is such a hassle. What's so much of a hassle about sitting in the sun and looking at a beautiful mountain? No weeping please. Imagine losing and being stuck in Detroit." American Rayni fox gets a side of Europe when her hotel refuses to let her take a bath. She argues with a Fraulein Elizabeth:

Rayni: "I'm hot and sweaty. I AM taking a bath"
"It is impossible."
"You mean I CAN'T wash up in there?"
"Only if you pay me."
"Go climb an alp lady."
"You***** American".

Rayni took the rest of her baths and showers at the club. The event has along and storied history-dating back to 1904. It was often called the Alps Chmps until Head took over in 1970.



July 11-17 Mid-western Journal Open Sioux City, Iowa, US

QF Sue Stap d Karasick 6-2 6-2
QF Sandy Stap d Elliott (NZ) 6-0 6-2
QF Dawson d Mauldin 6-1 3-6 6-1
QF Nachand d Ursich 6-1 6-1

SF Sue stap d Sandy Stap 6-3 6-4
SF Nachand d Dawson 6-2 6-3

FI Sue Stap d Jean Nachand 6-3 7-5

DF Boyle/Nachand d Christenson/Desfor 7-5 6-2

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:00 PM
ends July 24 Mid-America Open St. Joseph, Missouri, US

QF Greer d P. Smith [1] 6-1 6-4
QF B Jordan d Yeargin 4-6 6-4 6-4
QF Desfor d Dawson 6-4 6-3
QF Mauldin d Stap 6-3 6-3

SF Greer d B. Jordan 7-6 5-7 7-6
SF Desfor d Mauldin 6-3 6-2

FI Sally Greer d Dianne Desfor 6-3 4-6 7-5

DF Desfor/Galt d Stap/Yeargin 6-2 7-5



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Jul 25-31 Glenwood Manor Missouri Masters Chmps Kansas City, Missouri , US

QF McInerney d Stap 6-3 3-6 6-2
QF Greer d P. Smith 4-6 6-2 7-6
QF Antopolis d B Jordan 3-6 6-4 6-1
QF Hallquist d Elliott (NZ) 6-1 7-6

SF McInerney d Greer 6-2 6-1
SF Antopolis d Hallquist 6-3 2-6 7-6


FI Lea Antonopolis d Sheila McInerny 6-3 6-2

DF B. Jordan/Morrison d Hallquist/McInerney 6-2 4-6 6-3

Last of the 3 Missouri Valley min-circuit events.

Jul 25-31 Czech International Chmps Bratislava, CZ

SF Marsikova d Hana Strachanova 6-7 7-6 6-3
SF Tomanova d Bendlova 6-1 6-3

FI Regina Marsikova d Renata Tomanova 6-7 6-2 8-6

July 25-31 Formica Northumberland Tournament, Newcastle Upon-Tyne

SF Corinne Molesworth d Lesley Charles 6-4 7-5
SF Winnie Shaw Wooldridge d Ann Haydon Jones 3-6 6-4 6-1

FI Winnie Wooldridge d Corinne Molesworth 3-6 6-4 6-1

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:00 PM
?? August World Student Games Sofia, BUL (CL)

FI M. Kroshina (USSR) d Renata Tomanova (Cz) 6-3 4-6 8-6

3rd place: E Biryukova (USSR) d Virginia Ruzici (Rom) 7-5 6-1



Orange NJ Tennis Week Open August ?
Draw=14.
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club.

1R Mary Carillo-bye
1R Caroline Stoll d Bunny Smith 6-0 6-0
1R Lindsey Beaven (GB) d Erin Dingnam 6-2 6-3
1R Renee Richards d Donna Lies 6-1 6-1
1R Paula Smith d Toni Moss 6-0 6-2
1R Jeanne Duvall d Anne Seidler 6-0 6-0
1R Kelly Henry d Beatrix Klein (Hun) 6-3 6-3
1R Rayni Fox-bye

QF Mary Carillo [1] d Stoll 7-6 (5-3) 4-6 6-3
QF Richards d P. Smith 6-4 6-1
QF Beaven d Duvall 3-6 6-2 6-4
QF Henry d Rayni Fox [2] 6-4 6-1

SF Richards d Carillo 6-3 3-6 6-1
SF Beaven d Henry 4-6 6-3 6-1

FI Lindsey Beaven d Renee Richards 1-6 7-6 6-1


Denied by both WTT and the USTA for entry at Forest Hills, Renee sues. "It stinks, and I'm not going to tolerate it anymore." She will win her suit-being the first person ever to play the US Open as both a male and a female. Lindsey Beaven got inspiration from an unusual source in the final. down 4-5 in the second set, she overhears a TV announcer courtside saying "We'll interview Ricahrds as soon as the match is over." "I thought: The match is not over yet", said Beaven. Richards sreved for the match twice, couldn't close the deal, and meekly went out in the third set. During the last game an supportive person called out "Come on old girl!" [Richards is 42], but it was too late. Lindsey threw her racquet across the net before coming forward to shake hands.

Beaven, a Brit who lives in the area due to playing for New york in World Team Tennis, collects $1,800. Coming into Ornage Beaven was ranked 6th in Britain and 70th on the WTA Computer. Beaven's take on Richards: "She doesn't play like a man, but she really doesn't play like a woman either."

3,941 are on hand for the final.

Chattanooga TN Chattanooga USTA Southern August ?
FI Nancy Richey d Mary Hamm

August ?? Ft. Wayne Classic Fort Wayne, Indiana, US

1R Carole Bailey d Claudia Monteiro (Brz) 6-4 6-2
1R Robin Harris d Jan Wilton 6-2 6-0
1R Paula Smith d Pat Medrado (Brz) 6-1 6-0
1R Dominque Beillan (Fr) d Roylee Bailey 4-6 6-4 6-4
1R Vicki Kerr d Margo Tiff 6-2 6-1
1R Penny Moor-bye ?
1R Florence Guedy (Bel) d Pauline Elliott (NZ) 6-2 6-1
1R Sally Greer-bye-?

1R Nancy Yeargin d Leslie Giffin 6-1 6-2
1R Nerida Gregory d Bev Buckley 6-1 6-0
1R Judy Connor (NZ) d Carolyn Lane 6-4 7-6
1R Nana Sato (Jp) d Beth Ruman 6-2 6-2
1R Cindy Thomas-bye-?
1R Nancy Weigel-bye-?
1R Aleida Spex d Marlie Buehler 6-2 6-4

2R Harris d Bailey 6-4 6-0
2R Smith d Beillan 6-2 6-2
2R Kerr d Moor 5-7 6-4 6-4
2R Greer d Guedy 6-7 6-2 6-0

2R Gregory d Yeargin 6-3 6-0
2R Connor d Sato 2-6 6-4 6-3
2R Donna Ganz d Thomas 6-0 6-2
2R Spex d Weigel 6-0 7-5

QF P. Smith d Harris 6-2 6-2
QF Greer d Kerr 6-1 6-3
QF Gregory d Connor 7-6 6-4
QF Ganz d Spex 1-6 6-1 6-3

SF Greer d P. Smith 6-1 6-3
SF Ganz d Gregory 6-4 2-6 6-4

FI Sally Greer d Donna Ganz 4-6 6-1 6-0

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:03 PM
Aug 8-14 US Clay Courts Indianapolis, IN, US (CL)

1R Mary Hamm d Kathy May [1] 6-1 6-2
1R Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger) d Mary Struthers 6-3 7-5
1R Wendy Overton d Brigitte Cuypers (SA) 6-2 2-6 6-2
1R Nancy Richey d Mary Carillo 6-7 6-4 6-3
1R Yvonne Vermaak (SA) d Carrie Meyer 7-6 6-2
1R Maricie Louie d Linky Boshoff (SA) 6-4 6-3
1R Pam Teeguarden d Kathy Harter 6-1 6-2
1R Iris Riedel (Ger) d Lele Forood 6-3 6-3

1R Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) d Bunny Bruning 6-3 5-7 6-2
1R Maria Bueno (Brz) d Lesley Hunt (Aus) 6-1 4-6 8-6
1R Kate Latham d Bettyann Stuart 7-6 2-6 6-3
1R Lauara DuPont d Zenda Liess 2-6 6-3 6-0
1R Cynthia Doerner (Aus) d Ilana Kloss (SA) 6-1 6-1
1R Kathy Kuykendall d Glynis Coles (GB) 6-1 6-2
1R Lesley Charles (GB) d Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru) 2-6 7-6 7-4
1R Helle Viragh (Den) d Janet Newberry [2] 6-2 6-3

2R Ebbinghaus d Hamm 4-6 6-4 6-4
2R Richey d Overton 6-3 6-1
2R Louie d Vermaak 5-7 7-5 6-1
2R Riedel d Teeguarden 3-6 6-2 6-4

2R Bueno d Eisterlehner 6-2 6-3
2R DuPont d Latham 6-4 4-6 10-8
2R Doerner d Kuykendall 7-5 6-1
2R Charles d Viragh 6-1 3-6 10-8

QF Richey d Ebbinghaus 6-1 6-1
QF Riedel d Marcie Louie 61 61
QF Dupont d Bueno 5-7 6-4 6-2,
QF Doerner d Charles 6-3 6-4

SF Richey d Riedl 6-3 6-3
SF Dupont d Doerner 6-4 3-6 6-3

FI Laura Dupont d Nancy Richey 6-4 6-3

Doubles
QF Charles/Coles d Hamm/Riedel 4-6 6-4 6-3

SF Boshoff/Kloss d DuPont/May ????
SF Carillo/overton d Charles/Coles 6-4 6-2



Richey falls short in an event that she dominating through the early 70’s. Laura Dupont wins another big name clay event that has been deserted by the top players.

A few interesting tidbits re: Laura Dupont. In 1970, she won the National Collegiate Championship for the North Carolina Tar Heels. She also averaged 30 points per game for the Tar Heel women’s basketball team. Though none of these events were at their prime when she won them, she collected national titles at the South African, Argentine, New Zealand, German, Canadian and US Clay Court Championships. I think it’s safe to say that no player who spent most of her career ranked outside the top 20 can claim such an illustrious collection of titles.


August 8-14, Stuttgart, International Weissenhof Tournament, Germany (Clay)

FI: Helga Niessen Masthoff d. Ameli Hacks Ring 6-2 7-6



???? European Amateur Chmps, Maribor, Slovenia (Yugoslavia)

2R ???? d Mima Jausovec


????

Mima Jausovec brings the event to her hometown of Maribor. To raise money for the event she did commercials for a fence company, bottled water, and a bank. She then donated all the money to her club to host the event.

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:03 PM
Aug 15-21 Canadian Open, Toronto, Canada (Clay)

Prize Money= $35,000 US
Part of the Colgate Series

1R Rosie Casals (US) [1] d Helen Cawley (Aus) 6-2 6-2
1R Ilana Kloss (SA) d Wendy Barlow 6-0 6-3
1R Janet Newberry (US) d Iris Riedel (Ger) 6-4 6-3
1R Marise Kruger (SA) d Wendy Overton (US) 6-3 7-5
1R Kathy May (US) d Marjorie Blackwood 6-1 6-3
1R Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru) d Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) 6-0 6-3
1R Zenda Liess (US) d Kathy Harter (US) 7-6 7-5
1R Jeanne Evert d Michelle Gurdal (Bel) 6-3 6-2

1R Regina Marsikova (Cz) d Lesley Hunt (Aus) 6-4 6-3
1R Brigitte Cuypers (SA) d Laura DuPont (US) 6-2 6-4
1R Kathy Kuykendall (US) d Marcie Louie (US) 6-3 5-7 6-0
1R Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger) d Evonne Goolagong (Aus) 6-4 5-7 6-4
1R Racquel Giscafre (Arg) d Mary Struthers (US) 3-6 6-4 6-3
1R Yvonne Vermaak (SA) d Pam Teeguarden (US) 7-6 6-3
1R Cynthia Doerner (Aus) d Linky Boshoff (SA) 2-6 6-3 6-1
1R Mima Jausovec (Yug) d Val Ziegenfuss (US) 6-1 6-0

2R Casals d. Kloss 6-2 7-5
2R Kruger d JNewberry [5] 5-7 6-2 6-o
2R Bonicelli d May 6-2 7-6
2R J. Evert d Liess 6-4 0-6 6-0

2R Marsikova d Cuypers 7-6 6-2
2R Ebbinghaus d Kuykendall 0-6 6-3 6-4
2R Vermaak d Giscafre 7-6 6-1
2R Doerner d Jausovec [2] 6-4 1-6 6-2

QF Kruger d Casals [1] 6-4 7-5
QF J.Evert d Bonicelli 6-4 6-2
QF Marsikova d Ebbinghaus 3-6 6-3 6-4
QF Doerner d Yvonne Vermaak [8] 7-6 6-2

SF Kruger d J.Evert 6-3 6-1
SF Marikova d Doerner 1-6 6-0 6-3

FI Regina Marsikova d Marise Kruger 6-4 4-6 6-2

Doubles

1R Boshoff/Kloss d Lesley Charles/Glynis Coles 6-1 6-2
1R DuPont/May d Gurdal/Michele Tyler 6-3 7-5
1R Cuypers/Kruger d Marsikova/Teeguarden 7-6 6-1
1R Hunt/Vermaak d Barlow/Blackwood 6-2 6-2

1R Doerner/Giscafre d Harter/Jausovec 6-2 6-3
1R Bonicelli/Ebbnghaus d Rayni Fox/Gourlay 7-6 6-3
1R Louie/Jane Stratton d Liess/Struthers 7-6 6-0
1R Casals/Goolagong d Kuykendall/Ziegenfuss 7-6 6-3

QF Boshoff/Kloss d DuPont/May 6-3 3-6 6-0
QF Hunt/Vermaak d Cuypers/Kruger 6-3 6-4
QF Doerner/Giscafre d Bonicelli/Ebbinghaus 7-5 6-4
QF Casals/Goolagong d Louie/Stratton 3-6 6-4 6-2

SF Boshoff/Kloss d Hunt/Vermaak 7-5 6-4
SF Casals/Goolagong d Doerner/Giscafre 6-2 2-6 6-2

FI Boshoff/Kloss d Casals/Goolagong 6-2 6-3

Casals fell apart in the QF, her double fault on match point was symbolic of her sloppy play as she failed to adjust from four months of mostly indoor matrches.

With top ten players Jausovec and Casals falling early, and Goolagong not quite ready for her comeback, teens Marsikova and Kruger charge to the finals with Regina showing her claycourt prowess. Unseeded Marsikova after the exciting final-"I was kinda lucky. When at first I saw Goolagong and Casals were playing I didn't think I would do this. I think if one of them had been in the finals i would have lost."

The Czech federation pockets all of Regina's $6,000 first prize.

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Aug 25 and 27 WORLD TEAM TENNIS Finals
Eastern Division Final New York d Boston 2-0
King d Navratilova 6-4 and 6-2

West Division Final Phoenix d San Diego 2-1
Evert d Reid 62 (3 times)

Final New York d Phoenix 2-0
Evert d Wade 6-3 and Wade d Evert 6-0

Having two top five players, New York has clearly the strongest women’s line-up. They are able to match up well by using King’s dominance over Navratilova and Wade’s recent success over Evert to win the championship.

Regular Season Standings

Eastern Division
Boston Lobsters -------------35-09 .795
New York Apples ------------33-11 .750
Indian Loves ----------------21-23 .477
Cleveland Nets-------------- 16-28 .364
Soviets----------------------12-32 .273

Western Division
Phoenix Racquets-------------28-16 .636
Golden Gators----------------25-19 .568
San Diego Friars--------------21-23 .477
Sea-Port Cascades-----------18-26 .409
Los Angeles Strings----------11-33 .250

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WTT Statistics

Women's Singles Top 10

01 M Navratilova (Boston) -----217 GW---125 GL--- .633
02 C Evert (Phoenix)-----------213 GW---134 GL----.614
03 V Wade (New York)---------142 GW---122 GL--- .538
04 BJ King (New York)----------78 GW----70 GL---- .527
05 K Reid (San Diego)----------168 GW---169 GL----.499
06 S Barker (Indiana)-----------179 GW---189 GL----.486
07 T. Holladay (Golden Gators)--189 GW---201 GL----.485
08 W. Turnbull (Cleveland)------155 GW---166 GL----.484
09 B Stove (Sea-Port)----------173 GW---186 GL----.482
10 R Casals (Los Angeles)-------149 GW---163 GL----.478

Women's Doubles

01 Navratilova/Stevens (Boston)-----237 GW---123 GL---.658
02 King/Wade (New York)------------223 GW---155 GL---.590
03 Evert/Shaw (Phoenix)------------130 GW---107 GL---.549
04 Russell/Stove (Sea-Port)---------195 GW----181 GL---.519
05 Guerrant/Reid (San Diego)--------198 GW---192 GL----.508
06 Kiyomura/Mappin (Indiana)--------93 GW----93 GL-----.500
07 Barker/Kiyomura (Indiana)--------119 GW---121 GL-----.496
08 Chymreva/Morozova (Soviets)----94 GW----99 GL------.487
09 Kroshina/Morozova (Soviets)------64 GW----69 GL------.481
10 Durr/Nagelson (Golden Gators)----170 GW---212 GL-----.445

Martina's WTT was stellar. She won 21 straight sets with doubles partner Greer Stevens AND broke Rosie Casals 1974 record of 16 singles wins in a row. Billie Jean King stopped her string at 17. Greer Stevens misses four matches due to pleurisy. Navratilova moved from Cleveland to Bostion in 1977, a move that wasn't popular in Cleveland, where she got booed on her return.

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:03 PM
Aug 22-28 Ivey-Pepsi Classic Charlotte (CL)
Prize Money= $35K (later WTA Guide from 2005 gives prize money of 50K probably incorrect)
Part of Colgate Series
Venue: Olde Providence Racquet Club

1R Martina Navratilova d. Yvonne Vermaak 6-0 7-6
1R Marise Kruger (SA) d Helen Cawley (Aus) 6-3 6-3
1R Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru) d Francoise Durr (Fr) 7-6 6-0
1R Tracy Austin d Linky Boshoff (SA) 6-1 6-1
1R Tanya Harford (SA) d Julie Anthony 6-1 6-0
1R Brigitte Cuypers (SA) d Helena Anliot (Swd) 1-6 6-4 6-2
1R JoAnne Russell d Marcie Louie 6-4 6-2
1R Kathy Kuykendall d Lele Forood 6-3 0-6 6-1

1R Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger) d Betsy Nagelson 6-3 6-3
1R Kathy May d Laura DuPont 7-5 7-6 (5-1)
1R Jeanne Evert d Caroline Stoll 4-6 6-2 6-4
1R Mima Jausovec (Yug) d Val Ziegenfuss 7-6 6-3
1R Kate Latham [LL] d Terry Holladay 6-3 6-7 6-1
1R Greer Stevens (SA) d Maria Bueno (Brz) 6-2 6-1
1R Lesley Hunt (Aus) d Pam Teeguarden 4-6 7-6 6-0
1R Regina Marsikova (Cz) d Betty Stove (Neth) [2] 6-4 6-3

2R Navratilova d Kruger 6-0 6-2
2R Austin d Bonicelli 6-2 7-6
2R Cuypers d Harford 1-6 6-3 6-2
2R Russell d Kuykendall 6-0 6-1

2R Ebbinghaus d May [5] 6-7 6-4 6-0
2R Jausovec d J.Evert 7-2 6-0
2R Latham [LL] d Stevens 7-6 6-1
2R Marsikova d Hunt 6-2 6-3

QF Navratilova [1] d Austin 6-1 6-2
QF Russell d Cuypers 6-0 6-1
QF Jausovec [4] d Ebbinghaus 6-1 6-0
QF Marsikova d Latham [LL] 4-6 6-1 6-3

SF Navratilova [1] d Joanne Russell 6-1 6-2
SF Jausovec [4] d Regina Marsikova 6-4 6-3

FI Martina Navratilova [1] d Mima Jausovec [4] 3-6 6-2 6-1


Doubles

SF Navratilova/Stove d Guerrant/Kiyomura 6-2 7-5
SF Marsikova/Teeguarden d Cawley/Russell 6-1 6-4

FI Navratilova/Stove d. Marsikova/Teeguarden 6-4 6-4

The draw was helped by additions from WTT. Navratilova, Stove, and Casals were 3 top tenners whose WTT had been bounced early the playoffs, allowing them to enter Charlotte.

The Gastonia Gazette runs an article on thre other Evert-Jeanne. Jeanne loses to Mimi Jausovec on court 22 in front of about 40 people, most of them curious due to her last name. She's used to it, graciously signing autographs after her loss. Jausovec "just runs you to death. look at her and look at me. I'm all sweaty and she's barely broken a sweat."

Martin a won $6,000 for taking home the title, suggesting the purse was $35,000. The final is held under hot conditions. A cautious Martina drops the first set, then her serve and volley picks up steam. Martina has now won an impressive 6 singles titles this year,according to the Gazette.

Earlier in the week thousands (as opposed to the normal few hundred) came out in the early rounds to see Tracy Austin. Tracy's dream run ended in the quarters to Navratilova. "She is so strong and simply overpowered me. I still have a lot to learn."


Mima said the heat gave her a headache. Mima declared "I'm used to the heat, but not the humidity." Thr tiny Yugoslav used drop shots to perfection in beating Marsikova. "I knew she was kind of slow," Mima said. "This tactic works [spins and drop shots] because I have only lost to her once [in about 5-6 matches].




ends August 31 US Open Qualifying Glen Cove, NY
Draw=64, 3 qualifying rounds

Q1 Peggy Michel d Racquel Giscafre (Arg) 7-6 retired
Q1 Nancy Yeargin d Marita Redondo 6-3 6-2
Q1 Florence Guedy (Bel) d Lelie Allen 5-7 6-2 6-1
Q1 Paula Smith d Judy Connor (NZ) 6-3 3-6 6-2
Q1 Chris Matison (Aus) d Linda Siegelman 5-0 retired
Q1 Beatrix Klein (Hun) d Laurie Tenney 7-5 6-4
Q1 Aleida Spex d Nana Sato (Jap) 4-6 6-3 6-4
Q1 Maggie Riley d Wendy Paish 6-1 6-3

Q1 Robin Harris d Dominique Beillan (Fr) 6-2 6-1
Q1 Robin Tenney d Marjorie Blackwood (Can) 6-4 7-6
Q1 Diane Morrison d Bev Buckley 6-2 6-0
Q1 Diane Desfor d Nancy Ornstein 6-4 0-6 6-2
Q1 Kay Daniel d Kathy Jordan 6-3 4-3 retired
Q1 Pat Medrado (Brz) d Jeanne Duvall 7-6 6-4
Q1 Barbara Jordan d Ann Etheridge 6-0 6-0
Q1 Mareen "Peanut" Louie d Jean Nachand 6-3 6-4

Q1 Belinda Thompson (GB) d Sue Villaverde (Arg) 3-6 6-1 6-4
Q1 Getchen Galt d Roylee Bailey 6-4 6-4
Q1 Sue Saliba (Aus) d Jane Preyer 6-4 6-4
Q1 Felicia Hutnick d Carolyn Lane 6-4 5-7 7-5
Q1 Sally Greer d Sue Stap 7-6 6-3
Q1 Pauline Elliott (NZ) d Cindy Thomas 3-6 6-2 6-2
Q1 Mary Sawyer (Aus) d Robin Kahn 6-2 6-2
Q1 Nerida Gregory (Aus) d Erin Dignam 6-2 6-2

Q1 Trey Lewis d Dana Gilbert 6-7 6-0 7-5
Q1 Pat Bailey d A Schroeder 6-1 6-2
Q1 Caroline Stoll d Maria Fernandez 6-1 6-2
Q1 Vicki Kerr d Sherry Acker 6-4 6-2
Q1 Sheila McInerney d Marlie Buehler 6-1 6-0
Q1 Amanda Tobin (Aus) d Wendy Burkhardt 6-1 6-3
Q1 Stephanie Tolleson d Karen Kennington 7-5 6-2

Q2 Michel d Yeargin 6-2 2-6 6-3
Q2 Guedy d P. Smith 6-2 2-6 6-3
Q2 Klein d Matison 6-3 6-4
Q2 Riley d Spex 6-4 4-6 6-2
Q2 Harris d Gonzalez 1-6 6-3 6-1
Q2 Tenney d Morrison 6-3 7-5
Q2 Desfor d McDaniel 6-1 6-3
Q2 B Jordan d Medrado 0-6 6-0 6-3

Q2 Louie d Thompson 6-3 6-4
Q2 Saliba d Galt 6-4 6-4
Q2 Greer d Hutnick 7-6 6-1
Q2 Elliott d Sawyer 4-6 6-1 6-4
Q2 Gregory d Lewis 3-6 6-2 7-6
Q2 Stoll d P. Bailey 6-3 6-1
Q2 Mcinerney d Kerr 6-1 6-0
Q2 Tobin d Tolleson 6-3 6-5

Q3 Michel d Guedy 6-1 6-2
Q3 Riley d Klein 6-3 4-6 6-1
Q3 Harris d Tenney 6-4 6-1
Q3 B. Jordan d Desfor 6-2 6-4

Q3 P. Louie d Saliba 4-6 6-4 6-4
Q3 Elliott d Greer 1-6 6-2 6-4
Q3 Stoll d Gregory 6-0 6-1
Q3 Mcinerney d Tobin 6-1 6-1

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:04 PM
US Open

Chris Evert(1) d. Sharon Walsh 6-1 6-0
Pam Whytcross d. Nina Bohm 2-6 6-0 7-6
Helena Anliot d. Bunny Bruning 7-5 6-2
Regina Marsikova bye

Lesley Hunt bye
Helen Cawley d. Mary Carillo 6-2 6-3
Peanut Louie bye
Nancy Richey d. Mary Struthers 6-2 6-2

Kerry Reid(9) d. Jane Stratton 6-2 6-3
Jeanne Evert bye
Zenda Liess d. Ruta Gerulaitis 6-3 0-6 6-4
Sue Saliba bye

Sheila McInerney bye
Barbara Hallquist d. Lesley Charles 6-4 6-4
Anne Smith d. Marcie Louie 7-5 6-4
Billie Jean King(7) bye

Sue Barker(4) d. Katja Ebbinghaus 6-4 5-7 6-3
Iris Riedel bye
Tracy Austin d. Heidi Eisterlehner 3-6 6-3 6-1
Donna Ganz bye

Trish Bostrom bye
Candy Reynolds d. Linda Thomas 6-4 6-2
Maria Bueno bye
Virginia Ruzici d. Michele Gurdal 2-6 6-3 6-2

Florenta Mihai d. Kristien Shaw(11) 6-3 6-2
Stacy Margolin bye
Kathy Kuykendall bye
Lindsay Beaven d. Ann Kiyomura 6-4 6-2

Laura Dupont bye
Lele Forood d. Helle Sparre-Viragh 3-6 6-4 7-6
Ilana Kloss bye
Betty Stove(5) d. Lea Antonoplis 6-3 3-6 6-2

Rosie Casals(6) d. Betsy Nagelsen 2-6 6-4 6-3
Pam Teeguarden bye
Brigette Cuypers d. Caroline Stoll 7-5 6-7 6-2
Pauline Elliott bye

Barbara Jordan bye
Greer Stevens d. Kate Latham 6-3 6-4
Cynthia Doerner bye
Wendy Turnbull(12) d. Sabina Simmonds 6-2 6-1

Mona Guerrant d. Yvonne Vermaak 7-6 2-6 6-1
Wendy Overton bye
Joanne Russell d. Gail Lovera 7-5 6-4
Terry Holladay bye

Fiorella Bonicelli bye
Rayni Fox d. Mimi Wikstedt 6-4 6-3
Margaret Riley bye
Virginia Wade(3) d. Renee Richards 6-1 6-4

Dianne Fromholtz(8) d. Linky Boshoff 6-1 6-4
Julie Anthony bye
Michelle Tyler d. Kathy May 6-4 2-0 ret
Robin Harris bye

Janet Newberry d. Carol Bailey 6-1 6-0
Renata Tomanova bye
Ingrid Bentzer bye
Mima Jausovec(10) d. Francoise Durr 6-3 6-1

Peggy Michel d. Val Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-3
Marise Kruger bye
Kathleen Harter bye
Glynis Coles d. Chris Penn 1-6 6-2 7-5

Tanya Harford bye
Diane Evers d. Sue Mappin 6-4 6-2
Carrie Meyer bye
Martina Navratilova(2) d. Mary Hamm 6-0 6-1

2nd Round
Evert(1) d. Whytcross 6-0 6-0
Anliot d. Marsikova 2-6 6-4 6-1
L.Hunt d. Cawley 7-5 3-6 6-3
Richey d. P.Louie 7-6 6-2

Reid(9) d. J.Evert 6-0 6-2
Liess d. Saliba 6-3 6-3
McInerney d. Hallquist 7-5 6-0
King(7) d. A.Smith 6-3 3-6 7-5

Barker(4) d. Riedel 6-4 4-6 6-1
Austin d. Ganz 6-1 6-2
Bostrom d. C.Reynolds 6-2 6-1
Ruzici d. Bueno 6-2 6-3

Mihai d. Margolin 2-6 6-1 6-1
Kuykendall d. Beaven 6-0 6-4
L.Dupont d. Forood 6-4 6-4
Stove(5) d. Kloss 6-4 6-1

Casals(6) d. Teeguarden 6-3 7-6
Cuypers d. Elliott 6-2 6-3
B.Jordan d. Stevens 6-4 6-4
Turnbull(12) d. Doerner 6-0 6-2

Guerrant d. Overton 6-0 4-6 7-5
Russell d. Holladay 6-2 3-6 6-1
Bonicelli d. Fox 6-3 6-4
Wade(3) d. Riley 6-4 6-0

Fromholtz(8) d. Anthony 6-3 6-2
Tyler d. Harris 6-2 6-4
Newberry d. Tomanova 6-4 7-6
Jausovec(10) d. Bentzer 6-1 6-1

M.Kruger d. Michel 6-2 6-2
Harter d. Coles 5-7 6-4 7-5
Harford d. Evers 6-4 6-1
Navratilova(2) d. C.Meyer 6-4 6-1
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3rd Round
Evert(1) d. Anliot 6-2 6-2
Richey d. L.Hunt 6-1 7-6
Reid(9) d. Liess 7-6 6-1
King(7) d. McInerney 6-1 2-6 6-1

Austin d. Barker(4) 6-1 6-4
Ruzici d. Bostrom 6-2 6-1
Kuykendall d. Mihai 6-3 6-1
Stove(5) d. L.Dupont 7-5 6-4

Casals(6) d. Cuypers 6-2 1-6 6-2
Turnbull(12) d. B.Jordan 6-4 6-3
Guerrant d. Russell 5-7 6-3 6-1
Wade(3) d. Bonicelli 4-6 6-1 6-2

Fromholtz(8) d. Tyler 6-2 6-3
Jausovec(10) d. Newberry 6-1 6-2
M.Kruger d. Harter 6-0 6-0
Navratilova(2) d. Harford 6-0 6-2
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4th Round
Evert(1) d. Richey 6-3 6-0
King(7) d. Reid(9) 6-1 3-6 7-6
Austin d. Ruzici 6-3 7-5
Stove(5) d. Kuykendall 6-3 6-0

Turnbull(12) d. Casals(6) 4-6 6-0 6-0
Wade(3) d. Guerrant 7-5 6-4
Jausovec(10) d. Fromholtz(8) 6-3 6-2
Navratilova(2) d. M.Kruger 6-2 6-1
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Quarters
Evert(1) d. King(7) 6-2 6-0
Stove(5) d. Austin 6-2 6-2
Turnbull(12) d. Wade(3) 6-2 6-1
Navratilova(2) d. Jausovec(10) 6-4 6-1

Semis
Evert(1) d. Stove(5) 6-3 7-5
Turnbull(12) d. Navratilova(2) 2-6 7-5 6-4

Final
Evert(1) d. Turnbull(12) 7-6 6-2

While Evert nails down the year’s #1 ranking with her win, Wendy Turnbull marks her arrival by defeating Casals, Wade, and Navratilova on the big stage. Wendy has played the tour since the early 70’s, but has never made a mark as a top player until now. Tracy Austin routs Sue Barker and Virginia Ruzici until Stove’s big game takes her down. Evert embarrasses old foes Richey and King allowing just 3 and 2 games against them in successive matches. The King/Reid fourth round encounter saw BJK’s famous temper flare and Kerry ask the umpire to assess a point penalty. When King asked Reid what she said to the umpire, Kerry wouldn’t say. This infuriated King, who was more determined to win and refused to shake Kerry’s hand after the match. Such love between the members of the Original Nine.

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:05 PM
US Open Doubles


First Round
bye, unless listed

Navratilova/Stove[1] d. Anliot/Bohm 6-1 6-4
Matison/Whytcross d. Reynolds/Tolleson 6-3 7-5
Anthony/King d. Marsikova/Teeguarden[7] 6-2 6-4
Cuypers/M.Kruger d. Desfor/Galt 6-1 6-4

Bonicelli/Hamm d. Saliba/Sawyer 6-3 6-2
Eisterlehner/Kuykendall d. Bentzer/Viragh 6-4 4-6 6-3
Bruning/Walsh d. Casals/L.Dupont 6-1 6-1
Doerner/Turnbull d. Evert/Simionescu 6-1 6-1

Beaven/Harter d. Baily/Michel 7-6 6-3
Charles/Mappin[5] d. Gurdal/Sato 6-1 6-1
May-Teacher/Overton d. Elliott/Louie 6-4 6-1
Acker/Smith d. Coles/Mihai 6-3 6-7 7-5

Forood/Giscafre d. Kahn/Weigel 6-0 6-4
Simmonds/Tyler d. Guerrant/Kiyomura[8] 3-6 6-3 7-6
Bostrom/Carillo d. Hutnick/Yeargin 6-3 6-2
Boshoff/Kloss[2] d. Louie/Margolin 6-0 6-4

Second Round
Navratilova/Stove[1] d. Holladay/Smith 7-5 6-4
Matison/Whytcross d. Austin/Hunt 7-5 6-2
Anthony/King d. Harford/Vermaak 6-0 6-1
Cuypers/M.Kruger d. Stratton/Wikstedt 6-4 6-3

Durr/Wade[4] d. Bonicelli/Hamm 6-3 6-3
Shaw/Ziegenfuss d. Eisterlehner/Kuykendall 6-7 6-3 7-6
Reid/Stevens[6] d. Bruning/Walsh 7-5 7-5
Doerner/Turnbull d. Gerulaitis/Stap 6-3 6-1

Fromholtz/Nagelsen d. Beaven/Harter 2-6 6-2 6-4
Charles/Mappin[5] d. Gregory/Thomas 7-5 6-1
Richards/Stuart d. May-Teacher/Overton 6-2 7-6
Acker/Smith d. Cawley/Russell[3] 7-6 7-5

Forood/Giscafre d. Fox/Thomas 5-7 6-3 6-4
Antonoplis/Evers d. Simmonds/Tyler 6-0 6-1
Bostrom/Carillo d. Hallquist/McInerney 6-3 6-2
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Boshoff/Kloss[2] 6-4 3-6 6-4
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Third Round
Navratilova/Stove[1] d. Matison/Whytcross 6-4 4-6 6-2
Anthony/King d. Cuypers/M.Kruger 6-4 7-6
Durr/Wade[4] d. Shaw/Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-1
Reid/Stevens[6] d. Doerner/Turnbull 6-4 6-4

Charles/Mappin[5] d. Fromholtz/Nagelsen 7-6 5-7 6-3
Richards/Stuart d. Acker/Smith 5-7 6-3 7-5
Forood/Giscafre d. Antonoplis/Evers 3-6 6-2 7-5
Bostrom/Carillo d. Jausovec/Ruzici 6-3 7-5
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Quarters
Navratilova/Stove[1] d. Anthony/King 6-3 7-5
Reid/Stevens[6] d. Durr/Wade[4] 6-2 6-2
Richards/Stuart d. Charles/Mappin[5] 7-6 6-4
Forood/Giscafre d. Bostrom/Carillo 6-4 7-5

Semis
Navratilova/Stove[1] d. Reid/Stevens[6] 6-4 6-4
Richards/Stuart d. Forood/Giscafre 7-5 5-7 6-1

Final
Navratilova/Stove[1] d. Richards/Stuart 6-1 7-6


***********************

Mixed Doubles
Draw=32

1R Greer Stevens/Bob Hewitt d Lesley Hunt/Fraser 6-1 6-0
1R Pam Teeguarden/Carmichael d Bsily/Neely 3-6 6-4 6-1
1R Tracy Austin/John Austin d Lele Forood/Maze 6-2 5-7 6-0
1R Joanne Russell/McNair d Pam Whytcross/Kronk 7-6 6-4
1R Billie Jean King/Vitas Gerulaitus d Bettyann Stuart/Stuart 6-2 6-1
1R Virginia Ruzici/Feaver d Helena Anliot/Fagel 6-3 7-5
1R Kerry Reid/Raz Reid d Stacy Margolin/Trey Waltke 6-4 6-2
1R Mona Guerrant/Case d Carrie Meyer/V. Amaya 7-6 6-4

1R Wendy Turnbull/Marks d Nina Bohm/Norback 6-3 6-4
1R Kristien Shaw/Walts d Yvonne Vermaak/Prinsloo 4-6 6-2 6-1
1R Ilana Kloss/Kachel d Mary Carillo/John McEnroe 7-5 3-6 6-4
1R Rosie Casals/Dennis Ralston d Francoise Durr/Marty Riessen 7-6 6-3
1R Betsy Nagelson/Hardie d Pat Bostrom/Delaney 3-6 7-5 6-3
1R Kathy May/Brian Teacher d Sharon Walsh/Machette 6-2 7-6
1R Rayni Fox/Winitsky d Ann Kiyomura/Mark Edmondson 6-2 6-2
1R Betty Stove/Frew Mcmillian d Diane Evers/Letcher 7-5 6-4


2R Stevens/Hewitt d Teeguarden/Carmichael 7-6 6-1
2R Russell/McNair d Austin/Austin 6-4 6-4
2R King/Gerulaitus d Ruzici/Feaver 6-1 6-2
2R Guerrant/Case d Reid/Reid 6-4 6-4

2R Shaw/Walts d Turnbull/Marks 4-6 7-6 6-2
2R Casals/Ralston d Kloss/Kachel 7-6 7-6
2R May/Teacher d Nagelson/Hardie 7-5 5-7 6-4
2R Stove/McMillan d Fox/Winitsky 6-4 6-3

QF Stevens/Hewitt d Russell/McNair 6-4 6-0
QF King/Gerulaitus d Guerrant/Case 4-6 7-5 6-3
QF Shaw/Walts d Casals/Ralston 6-3 6-4
QF Stove/McMillan d May/Teacher 7-5 6-2

SF King/Gerulaitus d Stevens/Hewitt 4-6 6-3 7-6
SF Stove/McMillan d Shaw/Walts 7-5 3-6 6-3

FI Stove/Mcmillan d King/Gerulaitus 6-2 3-6 6-3

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:06 PM
September 4, Metropolitan Hard Court Championships of Sydney, NSW, Australia

FI: Kaye Hallam d. F. Sargeant 6-4 6-1
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Toray Sillook, Osaka and Tokyo, (IN) Sept 14-18
Draw=16, Qualifying draw=16
*Event held in Tohyo from quarters onward.

Prize Money=100K

Q1 Michele Tyler (GB) d Betsy Nagelson (US) 6-3 7-6
Q1 Lesley Hunt (Aus) d K Hatanaka 6-0 6-1
Q1 Brigitte Cuypers (SA) d Pat Bostrom 7-6 6-4
Q1 Mona Guerrant (US) d Ann Kiyomura (US) 6-7 6-3 6-3

Q1 Carrie Meyer (US) d Bunny Bruning (US) 6-3 7-5
Q1 Marcie Louie d Kathy Harter (US) 7-6 4-6 6-4
Q1 Mary Hamm (US) d Sharon Walsh 7-6 6-1
Q1 Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Mary Struthers (US) 6-7 7-6 6-4

Q2 Tyler d Hunt 4-6 6-1 6-1
Q2 Cuypers d Guerrant 7-6 6-3
Q2 Meyer d Louie 6-1 6-4
Q2 Ruzici d Hamm 7-5 3-6 6-3

Q3 Tyler d Cuypers 5-7 7-6 6-2
Q3 Meyer d Ruzici 6-3 6-3

1R Martina Navratilova d Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) 6-4 6-1
1R Mima Jausovec (Yug) d Francoise Durr (Fr) 7-6 6-0
1R Terry Holladay (US) d Betty Stove (Neth) 7-6 2-6 6-1
1R Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d Meyer [Q] 4-6 6-4 7-6

1R Julie Anthony(US) d Janet Newberry (US) 6-2 3-6 6-4
1R Sue Barker (GB) d Nana Sato 6-3 6-0
1R Tyler [Q] d Laura Duport 6-0 7-6
1R Virginia Wade (GB) d Kerry Reid (Aus) 6-4 6-3

QF Navratilova d Jausovec 6-3 6-4
QF Turnbull d Holladay 6-3 6-4
QF Barker d Anthony 6-3 7-6
QF Wade d Tyler 6-0 7-6

SF Navratilova d Turnbull 6-2 6-3
SF Wade d Barker 6-4 2-6 6-2

FI Virginia Wade d Martina Navratilova [1] 5-7 7-5 6-4

No doubles.

top prize was 20K US.

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:11 PM
WTA Pro Championships Pensacola ends Sept 25

Prize money =6K

1R Jeanne Evert d Charlene Grafton 6-2 6-1
1R Jean Nachand d Carol Baily 2-6 7-6 6-2
1R Nancy Weigel d Gina Marr 6-1 6-2
1R Maggie Riley d Nancy Yeargin 6-2 6-4
1R Lesley Charles (GB) d Erin Dignam 6-3 3-6 7-5
1R Renee Richards d Robin Kahn 6-0 6-0
1R Robin Harris d Pam Whytcross (Aus) 6-2 6-3
1R Ingrid Bentzer (Swd) d ????

1R Sally Greer d Sabina Simmonds (Ity) ????
1R Glynis Coles (GB) d Marlie Buehler 6-1 6-1
1R Chris Matison (Aus) d Pauline Elliott (NZ)7-6 6-3
1R Carrie Meyer d Stephanie Tolleson 6-2 6-2
1R Paula Smith d Cindy Thomas 6-2 6-1
1R Ruta Gerulaitus d Aleida Spex 7-6 3-6 7-5
1R Caroline Stoll d Michele Gurdal (Bel) 6-4 6-1
1R Zenda Liess d Roylee Bailey 6-1 6-0

2R J Evert d Nachand 7-6 6-3
2R Riley d Weigel 6-3 1-6 6-3
2R Richards d Charles 6-2 6-1
2R Harris d Bentzer 4-6 6-1 6-4

2R Coles d Greer 6-4 6-3
2R Meyer d Matison 6-3 6-1
2R Gerulaitus d P. Smith 3-6 6-4 6-1
2R Stoll d Liess 6-0 5-0r etired

QF J Evert d Riley 6-3 6-2
QF Richards d Harris 6-2 6-4
QF Coles d Meyer 5-7 6-4 6-2
QF Stoll d Gerulaitus 6-3 4-6 6-1

SF Richards d J. Evert [1] 6-1 4-6 6-2
SF Stoll d Coles 6-4 4-6 6-4

FI Renee Richards d Caroline Stoll 6-4 6-1

Doubles

QF Charles/Coles d Greer/Wiegel 6-3 6-3
QF Baily/Thomas d Beaven/Meyer 7-5 7-6
QF Richards/P. Smith d Nachand/Yeargin 6-3 6-3
QF Simmonds/Spex d Bentzer/Tolleson default

SF Charles/Coles d Baily/Thomas 6-3 6-3
SF Richards/P. Smith d Simmonds/Spex 6-3 6-0

FI Richards/P. Smith d Chalres/Coles 6-2 6-2

Richards gets a negative reception from Florida crowds, a trend that will continue in Tampa. Brit Glynis Coles is the most outspoken, calling Renne "he" or "it". "He's just a man who's had an operation" was one quote. For their doubles final Coles and partner Charles came out on court in yellow T-Shirts that read "I'm a real woman". Rumors are circulating in the locker room that Richard's "held back" vs Wade at the US Open in order to play the lucarative fall circuit without legal opposition. Meanwhile the ITF will not allow Richard's to play in international competition without passing a chromosome test. Her play in US events was court ordered by an American judge.

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:12 PM
Sep 26- Oct 2 Florida Federal Open Palm Harbor, FL (CL) $35K
Draw=32

1R Renee Richards d Rosie Casals [1] 6-4 6-2
1R Kate Latham d Iris Riedel (Ger) 4-6 6-2 6-2
1R Laura DuPont d. Carrie Meyer 6-1 6-3
1R Mary Struthers d Zenda Liess 6-2 6-4
1R Joanne Russell d Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 6-1 6-2
1R Wendy Overton d Candy Reynolds 6-1 4-6 6-3
1R Mona Guerrant d Lesley Charles (GB) 6-4 6-2
1R Jeanne Evert d Sharon Walsh 6-3 6-2

1R Mary Hamm d Betsy Nagelson 6-0 6-3
1R Helena Anliot (Swd) d Caroline Stoll 7-5 5-7 7-5
1R Ruta Gerulaitus d Kathy Kuykendall 1-6 6-1 6-2
1R Marise Kruger (SA) d Linky Boshoff (SA) 6-4 6-3
1R Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Maria Bueno (Brz) 6-3 6-3
1R Janet Newberry d Brigitte Cuypers (SA) 5-7 6-4 6-2
1R Michele Tyler (GB) d Donna Ganz 4-6 6-2 6-2
1R Billie Jean King [2] d Helen Cawley (Aus) 2-6 6-3 6-3

2R Ricahrds d Latham 6-4 7-5
2R DuPont d Struthers 6-4 6-2
2R Russell d Overton 6-2 7-6
2R Guerrant d J.Evert 6-1 7-6

2R Hamm d Anliot 6-3 1-6 6-3
2R Kruger d Gerulaitus 4-6 6-2 6-4
2R Ruzici d Newberry 6-3 6-0
2R Tyler d King 6-3 6-0

QF Dupont d Richards 7-6 6-1
QF Guerrant d Russell 6-3 6-3
QF Kruger d Hamm 6-0 6-3
QF Ruzici d Tyler 6-3 6-3

SF Dupont d Guerrant 3-6 7-5 6-4
SF Ruzici d Kruger 6-1 6-2

FI Virginia Ruzici d Laura Dupont [5] 6-4 4-6 6-2

Doubles

1R Boshoff/Kloss d Kuykendall/Reynolds 7-6 6-2
1R Charles/DuPont d J. Evert/P. Smith 4-6 7-5 6-3
1R King/Richards d Bostrom/Bueno 6-4 6-2
1R Coles/Walsh d Hamm/Riedel 6-3 7-5

1R Matison/Whytcross d Doerner/Newberry 6-3 3-6 6-4
1R Guerrant/Kiyomura d Nagelson/Ruzici 2-6 7-6 6-4
1R Cuypers/Kruger d Meyer/Overton 6-1 6-4
1R Anliot/Latham d Cawley/Russell 6-4 7-5

QF Boshoff/Kloss d Charles/DuPont 7-5 7-5
QF King/Richards d Coles/Walsh 6-3 6-4
QF Guerrant/Kiyomura d Matison/Whytcross 6-2 6-4
QF Cuypers/Kruger d Anliot/Latham 6-3 6-4

SF Boshoff/Kloss d King/Richards 2-6 6-3 6-0
SF Cuypers/Kruger d Guerrant/Kiyomura 6-3 6-4

FI Boshoff/Kloss d Cuypers/Kruger 6-7 6-2 6-2

Renee Richards stuns Rosie Casals and young British hope Michelle Tyler crushes King. The Richards win over a world top tenner sends shock waves through the tour. Renee's loss to DuPont in the quarters is greeted with relief by many of the women. With King and Casals falling early, the door opens for Ruzici to salvage a poor year with a win.

ends Oct. 1 World Invitational Tennis Classic Hilton Head, SC (CL) Dr=4
Venue: Sea Pines Plantation Racquet Club.

1R Goolagong d Kerry Reid 7-6 6-3
1R Wade d Dainne Fromholtz 6-4 6-2

FI Virginia Wade d Evonne Goolagong 6-4 6-7 6-3

DF Goolagong/Reid d Fromholtz/Wade 5-7 6-1 6-4
Mixed F: Wade/Vitas Gerulaitus d Reid/Roscoe Tanner 6-7 6-3 7-6

Wade takes the top prize by winning 4 matches in this 8 person (4 men, 4 women) special event.


October 3, Eastern Suburbs Open, Sydney, NSW, Australia

FI Amanda Tobin d. Kaye Hallam 6-4 3-6 6-0

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:12 PM
Wyler’s Women's Tennis Classic Atlanta (IN) Oct 3-9

Q1 Betsy Nagelson d Aleida Spex 6-2 6-4
Q1 Pam Whytcross (Aus) d Pat Bostrom 6-1 6-4
Q1 Sabina Simmonds (Ity) d Linky Boshoff (SA) 2-6 7-6 6-4
Q1 Candy Reynolds d Pauline Elliott (NZ) 6-3 6-2
Q1 Kate Latham d Linda Thomas 6-2 7-5
Q1 Ruta Gerulaitus d Paula Smith 6-7 6-2 6-2
Q1 Chris Matison (Aus) d Mimmi Wikstwedt (Swd) 4-6 6-4 6-0
Q1 Caroline Stoll d Mary Struthers 6-2 6-0

Q1 Wendy Overton d Lindsey Beaven (GB) 6-1 7-5
Q1 Bunny Bruning d Lesley Hunt (Aus) 4-6 6-4 6-0
Q1 Ann Kiyomura d Robin Harris 6-3 4-6 6-3
Q1 Helena Anliot (Swd) d Ilana Kloss (SA) 6-3 6-3
Q1 Nancy Yeargin d Michele Gurdal (Bel) 6-3 7-6
Q1 Helle Viragh (Den) d Lesley Charles (GB) 6-2 7-5
Q1 Zenda Liess d Glynis Coles (GB) 6-0 6-4
Q1 Sharon Walsh d Carrie Meyer 7-5 6-7 6-1

Q2 Nagelson d Whytcross 6-4 6-0
Q2 Reynolds d Simmonds 6-4 4-6 6-0
Q2 Gerulaitus d Latham 6-2 6-2
Q2 Stoll d Matison 6-1 6-1

Q2 Overton d Bruning 6-2 6-2
Q2 Kiyomura d Anliot 6-1 6-0
Q2 Yeargin d Viragh 6-3 7-5
Q2 Liess d Walsh 6-1 6-3

Q3 Nagelson d Reynolds 6-3 6-1
Q3 Gerulaitus d Stoll 5-7 6-0 6-2
Q3 Kiyomura d Overton 6-4 6-4
Q3 Liess d Yeargin 6-2 6-1

First Round
Chris Evert d Brigitte Cuypers (SA) 6-1 6-1
Kathy Kuykendall d Kristien Shaw 6-2 6-1
Rosie Casals d Heln Gourlay Cawley (Aus) 7-6 6-4
Kiyomura [Q] d Mona Guerrant 6-2 4-6 7-5
Virginia Wade (GB) d Laura DuPont 6-2 6-0
Janet Newberry d Jeanne Evert 6-4 6-1
Kerry Reid d Nagelson [Q] 6-0 3-6 7-6
Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Julie Anthony 6-2 6-2

Mary Hamm d Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 6-3 7-5
Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) d Renee Richards 6-1 6-3
Marise Kruger (SA) d Maria Bueno (Brz) 6-0 6-3
Betty Stove (Neth) d Joanne Russell 7-6 5-7 7-6
Francoise Durr (Fr) d Pam Teeguarden 6-4 6-4
Billie Jean King d Liess [Q] 7-5 6-4
Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d Gerulaitus [Q] 6-1 6-2
Martina Navratilova d Iris Riedel (Ger) 6-0 6-1

2R Evert d Kuykendall 6-3 6-1
2R Kiyomura d Casals 7-6 6-3
2R Wade d Newberry 6-3 6-4
2R Reid d Ruzici 6-3 6-3

2R Fromholtz d Hamm 6-1 6-1
2R Stove d Kruger 6-2 6-4
2R King d Durr 6-2 6-4
2R Navratilova d Turnbull 6-2 6-1

QF Evert d Kiyomura 6-2 6-2
QF Wade d Reid 6-4 6-3
QF Fromholtz d Stove 6-2 6-3
QF King d Navratilova 6-4 6-1

SF Evert d Wade 6-0 7-5
SF Fromholtz d King 6-4 2-6 6-2

FI Chris Evert d Dianne Fromholtz 6-3 6-2

Doubles

1R Navratilova/Stove d Reid/Turnbull 7-6 6-2
1R Doerner/Walsh d Fromholtz/Teeguarden 6-2 6-4
1R Anthony/Overton d Boshoff/Kloss 4-6 6-4 6-1
1R Newberry/Shaw d Richards/P. Smith 4-6 6-3 6-4

1R Cuypers/Kruger d Kiyomura/Guerrant 6-2 6-2
1R Casals/King d Kuykendall/Reynolds 6-2 6-2
1R Charles/DuPont d Hamm/Riedel 6-3 7-6
1R Durr/Wade d Nagelson/Ruzici 6-5 6-3

QF Navratilova/Stove d Doerner/Walsh 6-2 6-2
QF Newberry/Shaw d Anthony/overton 6-1 4-6 6-2
QF Kruger/Cuypers d Casals/King 3-6 6-3 6-3
QF Durr/Wade d Charles/DuPont 6-4 4-6 6-0

SF Navratilova/Stove d Newberry/Shaw 6-2 7-6
SF Cuypers/Kruger d Durr/Wade 6-0 1-6 6-1

FI Navratilova/Stove d Cuypers/Kruger 6-4 6-2

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:13 PM
Oct 10-16 Phoenix Thunderbird (HD)

Prize money=75K part of the Colgate Series

Q1 Linky Boshoff (SA) d Rayni Fox 6-2 6-4
Q1 Chris Matison (Aus) d Carol Baily 6-2 6-4 (*WT lists Matison as 1R winner, but note Q2 result)
Q1 Zenda Liess d Carolyn Lane 5-7 6-4 7-5
Q1 Helle Viragh (Den) d Pauline Elliott (NZ) 6-3 6-4
Q1 Renee Richards d Pat Bostrom 6-2 6-1
Q1 Chris Penn d Jean Nachand 4-6 7-6 6-0
Q1 Ilana Kloss (SA) d Linda Thomas 6-3 6-4
Q1 Wendy Overton d Nancy Orstein 7-5 6-0

Q1 Sabina Simmonds (Ity) d Toni Moss 6-4 6-2
Q1 Mary Hamm d Pam Whytcross (Aus) 6-0 6-1
Q1 Carolyn Stoll d Stephanie Tolleson 6-4 6-2
Q1 Carrie Meyer d Caryn Copeland 6-1 6-2
Q1 Linda Thomas d Roylee Baily 2-6 6-4 6-2 *(same Linda Thomas as above?)
Q1 Mary Struthers d Jane Stratton 6-2 6-0
Q1 Robin Harris d Bunny Bruning 3-0 retired
Q1 Glynis Coles (GB) d Lesley Hunt (Aus) 6-4 6-3

Q2 Boshoff d Baily 6-4 6-1 *(WT has Baily losing in Q1)
Q2 Liess d Viragh 7-6 6-4
Q2 Richards d Penn 6-4 6-2
Q2 Overton d Kloss 7-5 6-3

Q2 Hamm d Simmonds 6-4 2-6 6-2
Q2 Meyer d Stoll 7-6 6-3
Q2 Struthers d Thomas 6-1 6-3
Q2 Coles d Harris 7-5 6-2

Q3 Boshoff d Liess 6-3 6-1
Q3 Richards d Overton 7-6 6-0
Q3 Meyer d Hamm 6-7 6-4 7-5
Q3 Struthers d Coles 6-1 6-1

First Round

Joanne Russell d Hamm [Q] 6-3 6-7 7-5
Richards [Q] d Betsty Nagelson 6-3 6-1
Kerry Reid (Aus) d Pam Teeguarden 6-4 6-3
Cynthia Doerner d Kristien Shaw 6-2 6-3
Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) d Boshoff [Q] 6-3 6-3
Marise Kruger (SA) d Marcie Louie 6-4 6-0
Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d Florenta Mihai (Rom) 6-2 6-0

Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Sharon Walsh 6-4 6-3
Laura DuPont d Janet Newberry 6-2 6-3
Billie Jean King d Kathy Kuykendall 6-3 6-3
Helen Cawley (Aus) d Iris Riedel (Ger) 6-4 6-2
Rosie Casals d Renata Tomanova (Cz) 4-6 6-1 6-4
Struthers [Q] d Ann Kiyomura 6-4 5-7 6-2
Tracy austin d Francoise Durr (Fr) 6-0 6-3
Jeanne Evert d Meyer [Q] 6-7 6-3 6-1
Martina Navratilova d Kate Latham 6-2 6-3

2R Richards d Russell 6-3 6-3
2R Reid d Doerner 6-3 6-1
2R Fromholtz d Kruger 6-4 6-1
2R Turnbull d Ruzici 6-0 6-2

2R King d DuPont 6-3 6-3
2R Casals d Cawley 7-6 6-3
2R Austin d Struthers 6-4 6-1
2R Navratilova d J. Evert 6-0 6-2

QF Richards d Reid 7-6 4-1 ret
QF Turnbull d Fromholtz 2-6 7-6 6-2
QF King d Casals 4-6 6-4 6-3
QF Navratilova d Austin 6-1 6-1

SF Turnbull d Richards 6-2 6-2
SF King d Navratilova 7-6 4-6 6-4

FI Billie Jean King d Wendy Turnbull 1-6 6-1 6-0

Doubles

1R Boshoff/Kloss d Mihai/Tomanova 3-6 6-3 6-2
1R Kiyomura/Nagelson d Doerner/Walsh 6-3 7-5
1R King/Navratilova d DuPont/Ruzici 6-4 6-3
1R Bostrom/Kruger d Harris/lane 7-6 3-6 6-2

1R J. Evert/Kuykendall d Fromholtz/Teeguarden 6-4 6-3
1R Cawley/Russell d Hamm/Louie 6-0 6-0
1R Newberry/Shaw d Matison/Whytcross 6-1 6-1
1R Reid/Turnbull d Casals/Durr 6-3 7-5

QF Boshoff/Kloss d Kiyomura/Nagelson 7-6 6-2
QF King/Navratilova d Bostrom/Kruger 6-2 6-2
QF Cawley/Russell d J. Evert/Kuykendall 7-5 6-4
QF Reid/Turnbull d Newberry/Shaw 6-1 6-0

SF King/Navratilova d Boshoff/Kloss 6-0 6-3
SF Cawley/Russell d Reid/Turnbull 6-4 6-2

FI King/Navratilova d Cawley/Russell 6-1 7-5

Top seed Chris Evert withdrew at the last minute with a shin splints-she will be off the tour until the Colgate Finale.

In the quarters, Kerry Reid quits in tears while trailing Renee Richards 76 41. She claims that it is unfair for a transsexual to compete against women. The next day a nervous Renee went out tamely to Turnbull, repeatedly hitting short. King led Navratilova 4-0 in their semi before the ex-Czech got going. Martina made too many errors in the deciding third set. King stages a major comeback in the final, at one point winning 17 points in a row!

Oct 10-16 Madrid Trofeo Gillette
FI Regina Marsikova d Mariana Simionescu 6-4 7-5

Argentine and South American Open Buenos Aires Oct 10-16
FI Pat Medrado d Ivanna Madruga 61 36 64

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:14 PM
October 17-23 Colgate Torneio International de Tennis, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Indoors on Sporteze)
Venue: Ibirapuera Arena

Prize Money: $75,000 US )
Part of the Colgate tour


Q3 Linda Thomas (US) d Claudia Monteiro 6-2 6-2
Q3 Bunny Bruning (US) d Marilla Matte 6-2 6-2
Q3 Renee Richards (US) d Paula Smith (US) 6-3 6-2
Q3 Mary Struthers (US) d Marlie Buehler (US) 6-2 6-4

Main Draw=32

1R: Martina Navratilova [1] d Richards [Q] 7-6 (5-0) 7-6 (5-3)
1R: Laura DuPont d Iris Riedel (Ger) 4-6 6-3 6-0
1R: Billie Jean King (US) [6] d Florenta Mihai (Rom) 6-2 6-4
1R: Renata Tomanova (Cz) d Virginia Ruzici (Rom) 7-5 6-1
1R: Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) [4] d Struthers [Q] 6-2 6-2
1R: Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru) d Glaucia Langela 7-5 6-1
1R: Helen Cawley (Aus) d Wendy Turnbull (Aus) [7] 7-5 6-2
1R: Betsy Nagelson d Bruning [Q] 1-6 6-4 6-0

1R: Terry Holladay (US) d Francoise Durr (Fr) 6-1 6-0
1R: Kerry Reid (Aus) [5] d Joanne Russell (US) 6-1 6-2
1R: Pam Teeguarden (US) d Marcire Louie (US) 3-6 7-5 6-1
1R: Rosie Casals (US) [3] d Thomas [Q] 6-3 6-1
1R: Sharon Walsh (US) d Pat Medrado 6-1 6-3
1R: Kristien Shaw (US) [8] d Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 7-5 2-6 1-0 retired (flu)
1R: Maria Bueno d Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger) 6-0 6-2
1R: Betty Stove (Neth) [2] d Julie Anthony (US) 3-6 6-3 6-4

2R: Navratilova [1] d Dupont 6-3 6-1
2R: King [6] d Tomanova 6-2 6-0
2R: Fromholtz [4] d Bonicelli 6-1 6-2
2R: Nagelson d Cawley 4-6 6-0 7-5

2R: Reid [5] d Holladay 6-1 1-0 retired
2R: Casals [3] d Teeguarden 7-6 7-5
2R: Walsh d Shaw [8] 3-6 6-3 7-5
2R: Stove [2] d Bueno 6-3 6-0

QF: King [6] d Navratilova [1] 6-2 3-6 6-4
QF: Fromholtz [4] d Nagelsen 6-3 6-3
QF: Reid [5] d Casals [3] 4-6 6-2 6-4
QF: Stove [2] d Walsh 6-2 6-1

SF: King [6] d Fromholtz [4] 6-3 6-3
SF: Stove [2] d Reid [5] 6-4 3-6 6-1

FI: Billie Jean King [6] d Betty Stove [2] 6-1 6-4

Doubles

1R Navratilova/Stove [1] d Louie /Struthers 6-1 6-1
1R Holladay/P.Smith d Bonicelli/Ebbinghaus 7-5 7-6
1R Casals/King d Fromholtz/Teeguarden 7-5 6-2
1R Durr/Shaw d Matte/Urroz 6-0 6-2

1R Bruning/Walsh d Nagelson/Ruzici 7-6 2-6 7-6
1R Reid/Turnbull [4] d Anthony/DuPont 6-1 6-4
1R Mihai/Tomanova d Riedel/Thomas 6-0 6-4
1R Cawley/Russell d Langela/Medrado 6-1 6-0

QF Navratilova/Stove [1] d Holladay/P.Smith default
QF Casals/King d Durr/Shaw 4-6 6-3 6-0
QF Reid/Turnbull [4] d Bruning/Walsh 6-3 7-6
QF Cawley/Russell d Mihai/Tomanova 6-4 6-1

SF Navratilova/Stove [1] d Casals/King 6-4 6-4
SF Reid/Turnbull [4] d Cawley/Russell 6-2 6-4

FI Reid/Turnbull [4] d Navratilova/Stove [1] 6-3 5-7 6-2

Renee Richard makes a lot of news-12 pages worth in fact, as the local newspaper has a spread on her.
2,300 come out for the early Stove-Bueno match. Over 4,000 for the finals.
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Oct 17-23 Spanish Open (Count of Godo) Barcelona (Clay)
FI Regina Marsikova (Cz) d Marianna Simionescu (Swd) 6-3 6-4

Bjorn’s girlfriend makes 3 finals in ’77 and loses them all to Marsikova

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:14 PM
October 24-30 Borinquen Classic, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Indoors on Sporteze)
Venue: Carib Inn Hotel

Prize money=75K
Part of the Colgate Series

Q1 D Gonzalez d Nancy Ornstein 6-3 4-6 7-5
Q1 Mary Struthers d A Kleis 6-1 6-3
Q1 Paula Smith d C Macovik 6-1 6-1

Q2 Wendy Overton d Gonzalez 6-0 7-6
Q2 Marlie Buehler d Ilana Kloss (SA) 6-3 6-4
Q2 Struthers d Laurie Tenney 6-2 6-1
Q2 Rayni Fox d Renee Richards 6-3 6-3
Q2 Bunny Bruning d Sally Greer scores not given
Q2 Glynis Coles (GB) d Smith 6-2 6-1
Q2 Ruta Gerulaitus d Aleida Spex 6-3 2-6 6-1

Q3 Overton d Buehler 6-0 6-1
Q3 Struthers d Fox 7-5 6-2
Q3 Coles d Bruning 3-6 6-3 6-1
Q3 Gerulaitus d Ganz 7-5 6-4


First Round:
Betsy Nagelson d Bruning [LL] 4-6 6-4 6-2
Janet Newberry d Struthers [Q] 6-4 6-3
Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d Overton [Q] 6-1 6-2
Kathy Kuykendall d Gerulaitus [Q] 7-5 7-5
Rosie Casals d Helen Cawley (Aus) 6-2 6-2
Julie Anthony d Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger) 7-6 6-2
Joanne Russell d Sharon Walsh 6-2 6-3
Linky Boshoff d Carrie Meyer 6-2 6-3

Florenta Mihai (Rom) d Renata Tomanova (Cz) 3-6 6-3 6-2
Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Kerry Reid (Aus) 6-4 3-6 6-2
Kristien Shaw d Pam Teeguarden 6-1 6-2
Billie Jean King d Francoise Durr (Fr) 6-1 6-2
Coles [Q] d Marise Kruger (SA) 6-3 4-6 6-1
Terry Holladay d Laura DuPont 7-6 7-5
Brigitte Cuypers d Jeanne Evert 6-2 6-2
Betty Stove (Neth) d Marcie Louie 6-3 7-5

2R Newberry d Nagelson 7-5 6-1
2R Turnbull d Kuykendall 6-3 7-5
2R Casals d Anthony 6-4 6-1
2R Russell d Boshoff 6-3 6-1

2R Ruzici d Mihai 6-2 4-6 6-1
2R King d Shaw 4-6 6-4 6-4
2R Holladay d Coles 6-2 6-3
2R Stove d Cuypers 6-4 7-5

QF Newberry d Turnbull 6-2 6-0
QF Russell d Casals 6-4 6-2
QF King d Ruzici 6-3 6-1
QF Stove d Hollday 6-4 6-1

SF Newberry d Russell 6-4 5-7 6-3
SF King d Stove 6-4 2-6 6-4

FI Billie Jean King d Janet Newberry 6-1 6-3

Doubles

1R Casals/King d Coles/Louie 6-4 6-2
1R Mihai/Tomanova d ????
1R Cawley/Russell d Nagelson/Ruzici 6-4 7-6
1R Durr/Shaw d Reid/Turnbull 6-0 6-4

1R Bruning/Walsh d DuPont/Teeguarden 3-6 6-2 7-5
1R Cuypers/Kruger d Meyer/Overton 6-4 6-2
1R Holladay/P. Smith d Anthony/Newberry 6-3 6-1
1R Boshoff/Kloss d J. Evert/Kuykendall 3-6 6-1 6-0

QF Casals/King d Mihai/Ruzici 6-3 7-6
QF Durr/Shaw d Cawley/Russell 6-2 7-5
QF Cuypers/Kruger d Bruning/Walsh 6-4 7-5
QF Boshoff/Kloss d Holladay/P. Smith 6-1 0-6 6-1

SF Casals/King d Durr/Shaw 6-2 4-6 6-2
SF Boshoff/Kloss d Cuypers/Kruger 6-4 6-3

FI Casals/King d Boshoff/Kloss 4-6 6-2 6-3

King wins her third straight event.
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October 30, South Coast Championships, Southport, Queensland, Australia

FI: Peta Kelly d. K. Stewart, w.o.

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:36 PM
Colgate Masters, Mission Viejo
November 1-6. Hard courts.

Round robin format with winners from both groups in the final.

Red Group
Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Virginia Wade (GB) , Dianne Fromholtz (Aus)
Fromholtz d. Evert 7-6 6-4
Wade d. Navratilova 7-6 7-5
Evert d. Navratilova 6-4 6-1
Evert d. Wade 1-6 6-4 6-4
Navratilova d. Fromholtz 6-4 3-6 6-3
Wade d. Fromholtz 7-5 6-4
*Evert advances to final due to head to head over Wade.

Blue Group
Betty Stove (Neth), Billie Jean King, Kerry Reid (Aus), Wendy Turnbull (Aus)
King d. Turnbull 6-3 6-2
Reid d. Stove 6-2 6-3
Turnbull d. Stove 7-6 6-2
King d. Reid 7-6 4-6 6-1
King d. Stove 6-2 6-3
Reid d. Turnbull 6-4 6-2

Final Chris Evert d. Billie Jean King 6-2 6-2

The Red Group is quite loaded with the consensus top three players for the year. Fromholtz surprises Evert, but Chrissie then beats Navratilova, Wade and King to complete her year of supremacy. At the year’s end, King is playing like the 2nd best player in the world and she defeats Reid in a 3 setter to claim the Blue Group. The Evert-Wade encounter is the match of the event.

Wade jumps out to an early lead. In the second set she is so contentious over a line call that the crowd switches sides and supports Evert. Ginny said afterwards that "I cooked my own goose". Evert had a Chesire cat-like grin on her face, relishing victory.

King defeat in the final breaks her 18 match win streak

ends Nov 7 River Plate Chmps, Buenos Aires, ARG (CL)
Prize Money=10K

2R Renee Richards (US) d Susanna Villavende 6-0 6-3
2R Racquel Giscafre d Mary Carillo (US) 6-3 5-7 6-2
2R Claudia Casabianca d Jeanne Evert (US) 6-3 6-3

QF Richards d Giscafre 6-4 6-1
QF Ivana Madruga d Casabianca 6-1 6-1

SF Richards d Viviana Gonzalez 6-0 7-6
SF Madruga d Betsy Nagleson (US) 6-3 6-3

FI Renee Richards (US) d Ivana Madruga [Q]

16 year old Madruga storms into the final as a qualifier.

*Gonzalez also listed as Gonzalez Loccicero in the NYT.

A girl is born to Margaret Court on November 4th.
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November 6, Australian Hardcourt Championships, Brighton East
Venue: Dendy Park TC

FI: Sue Saliba d. Pam Whytcross 2-6 7-6 6-2

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:37 PM
Nov. 9-11 Wightman Cup San Francisco (IN) US wins 7-0

Day 1: Evert d Wade 7-5 7-6 (3), King d Barker 6-1 6-4
Day 2: Casals d Tyler 6-2 3-6 6-4, King/Russell d Charles/Mappin 6-0 6-1
Day 3: King d Wade 6-4 3-6 8-6, Evert d Barker 6-1 6-2, Evert/Casals d Wade/Barker 6-2 6-4


7,351 come out on night one. Barker, who had been out 3 weeks from anemia, can't put up much of a fight. Wad emore than makes up for it. Wad emore than compensates though, as she hurls herself at the net. It's nip and tuck all the way. Virginia hits an ace to get to 3-4 in the tiebreak, but errors and Evert passing shots end an entertaining match.

4,814 attend the second night. The US clinches the Cup by taking both matches for a 4-0 lead.

a sellout of 11,317 comes out on the star-studded third night.
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November 13, South Queensland Championships, Ipswich, Australia

FI: Robyn Knobel d. Paula Kelly 6-0 7-6

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:37 PM
Nov 14-20 Colgate Sydney Open Sydney AUS (GR)
Prize Money: 100K. Part of Colgate Series.

Qfy Wendy Paish (GB) d Elizabeth Little 6-1 6-1
Qfy Nana Sato (Jap) d Leanne Harrison 6-2 6-3
Qfy Nerida Gergory d Kym Ruddell 2-6 7-5 6-1
Qfy Mary Sawyer d Carol Craper 6-4 6-4

1R Terry Holladay (US) d Sue Barker (GB) 6-3 retired
1R Gregory [Q] d Lesley Charles (GB) 6-1 4-6 6-4
1R Pam Whytcross d Caroline Stoll (US) 1-6 6-2 6-1
1R Evonne Goolagong d Sue Mappin (GB) 6-1 6-1
1R Dianne Fromholtz d Carrie Meyer (US) 7-6 3-6 6-1
1R Renata Tomanova (Cz) d Sue Saliba 3-6 6-4 6-1
1R Pam Teeguarden (US) d Sharon Walsh (US) 6-2 6-4
1R Wendy Turnbull d Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) 7-5 6-0

1R Regina Marsikova (Cz) d Glynis Coles (GB) 4-6 6-1 6-2
1R Jeanne Evert (US) d Sawyer [Q] 4-6 6-1 6-2
1R Francoise Durr (Fr) d Paish [Q] 6-4 4-6 6-4
1R Kerry Reid d Rudell [LL] 6-0 7-5
1R Greer Stevens d SAto [Q] 6-4 6-1
1R Betsy Nagelson (US) d Kathy Harter (US) 6-3 6-0
1R Helen Gourlay Cawley d Lesley Hunt 6-2 6-0
1R Betty Stove (Neth) d Laura DuPont (US) 6-2 6-4

2R Hooladay d Gregory 6-2 6-1
2R Goolagong d Whytcross 6-3 6-2
2R Fromholtz d Tomanova 6-0 6-1
2R Teeguarden d Turnbull default

2R J. Evert d Marsikova 3-6 6-4 6-1
2R Reid d Durr 6-0 6-1
2R Stevens d Nagelson 6-2 6-2
2R Stove d Cawley 6-4 6-3

QF Goolagong d Holladay 6-0 2-6 6-4
QF Fromholtz d Teeguarden 6-3 7-6
QF Reid d J. Evert 6-0 6-0
QF Stevens d Stove 6-4 6-4

SF Goolagong d Fromholtz 7-6 6-1
SF Reid d Stevens 6-4 6-1

FI Evonne Goolagong d Kerry Reid 6-1 6-3

Doubles

1R Reid/Stevens d Paish/Sato 6-1 6-2
1R Charles/Mappin d Harter/Marsikova 6-3 6-2
1R Gregory/Jenny Wilton d Durr/Holladay 6-2 2-6 6-4
1R Cawley/Fromholtz d Saliba/Sawyer 7-6 7-6

1R DuPont/Turnbull d Hunt/Walsh 7-5 5-7 6-3
1R Coles/Whytcross d Eisterlehmer/Meyer 6-4 6-4
1R Nagelson/Tomanova d J. Evert/Stoll 6-3 6-4
1R Goolagong/Stove d Barker/Teegurden 6-2 6-3

QF Reid/Stevens d Charles/Mappin 6-2 6-2
QF Cawley/Fromholtz d Gregory/Wilton 7-6 6-3
QF DuPont/Turnbull d Coles/Whytcross 6-4 6-4
QF Goolagong/Stove d Nagelson/Tomanova 6-1 6-4

SF Reid/Stevens d Cawley/Fromholtz 6-2 6-3
SF Goolagong/Stove d DuPont/Turnbull 6-3 7-6

FI Abandoned due to rain, each team recieved $4,500.
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November 19, Queensland Hard Court Championships, Bundaberg, Australia

FI: Patricia Coleman d. Jenny Dimond 6-1 6-2

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:39 PM
ends Nov 30 Melbourne International, Melbourne, AUS (GR)
Prize Money: 75 K. Part of Colgate Series
Draw=32

1R Sue Barker (GB) d Mary Sawyer 7-6 6-4
1R Renata Tomanova (Cz) d Nerida Gregory 7-5 6-4
1R Betsy Nagelson (US) d Carrie Meyer 6-3 3-6 6-3
1R Pam Whytcross d Regina Marsikova (Cz) 6-4 6-1
1R Kerry Melville Reid d Helena Anliot (Sw) 6-1 6-0
1R Pat Bostrom (US) d Sue Mappin (GB) 6-4 6-0
1R Sue Saliba d Caroline Stoll (US) 6-3 7-5
1R Wendy Turnbull d Amanda Tobin 6-4 6-2

1R Evonne Goolagong d Glynis Coles (GB) 6-1 6-1
1R Lesley Hunt d Kathy Harter (US) 6-2 6-1
1R Nana Sato (Jap) d Lesley Charles (GB) 7-6 6-1
1R Dianne Fromholtz d Rayni Fox (US) 6-3 6-3
1R Greer Stevens (SA) d Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) 6-4 6-3
1R Helen Gourlay Cawley d Laura DuPont (US) 6-4 6-4
1R Pam Teeguarden (US) d Sharon Walsh (US) 6-3 6-3
1R Betty Stove (Neth) d Jeanne Evert (US) 6-1 6-1

2R Barker d Tomanova 6-4 3-6 6-3
2R Whytcross d Nagelson 6-4 2-6 6-3
2R Reid d Bostrom 6-1 6-3
2R Turnbull d Saliba 6-4 6-1

2R Goolagong d Hunt 6-3 6-1
2R Fromholtz d Sato 6-4 6-1
2R Cawley d Stevens 6-3 6-3
2R Stove d Teeguarden 6-2 6-0

QF Barker d Whytcross 6-0 7-6
QF Turnbull d Reid 7-6 6-3
QF Goolagong d Fromholtz 3-6 6-1 6-3
QF Stove d Cawley 6-4 6-3

SF Turnbull d Barker 7-5 6-3
SF Goolagong d Stove 6-1 6-3

FI Evonne Goolagong d Wendy Tunbull 6-4 6-1

Doubles

1R Reid/Stevens d Anliot/Barker scores not given
1R Hunt/Walsh d Sato/Tobin 6-1 4-6 7-5
1R Nagelson/Tomanova d Cawley/Fromholtz 6-4 7-6
1R Bostom/Kim Rudell d Marsikova/Teeguarden 6-1 6-2

1R Charles/Mappin d Gregory/Wilton 7-6 6-3
1R DuPont/Turnbull d Eisterlehner/J. Evert 6-2 6-0
1R Fox/Harter d Saliba/Sawyer 3-6 6-4 7-5
1R Goolagong/Stove d Coles/Whytcross 6-4 6-4

QF Reid/Stevens d Hunt/Walsh 6-1 6-2
QF Bostrom/Ruddell d Nagelson/Tomanova 2-6 7-5 6-3
QF DuPont/Turnbull d Charles/Mappin 6-4 7-6
QF Goolagong/Stove d Fox/Harter 6-3 6-3

SF Boston/Rudell d Reid/Stevens 1-6 7-6 6-4
SF Goolagong/Stove d DuPont/Turnbull 7-6 6-7 6-3

FI Goolagong/Stove d Bostrom/Ruddell 6-3 6-0


Evonne after her semi win: "I didn't expect to win last week in Sydney and I'm just as surprised to be in the final this time. But if you will excuse the expression, Betty played bloody awful."
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November 22-27 Japan Invitational (Gunze Classic) Tokyo*, Japan (Indoors (in Tokyo, Kobe surface uncertain)

Venue: (in Tokyo): Aoyama Gakuen Gym.

*Note: First round played in Kobe.

Draw=8


1R Billie Jean King d Mimmi Wikstedt (Sw) 7-5 6-3
1R Rosie Casals d Terry Holladay 6-1 6-1
1R Francoise Durr d Kristien Kemmer Shaw 7-6 6-1
1R Martina Navratilova d Wendy Overton 6-4 6-1

SF King d Casals 5-7 6-2 6-2
SF Navratilova d Durr 6-3 6-1

FI Billie Jean King d Martina Navratilova 7-5 5-7 6-1

Mixed FI King/Manuel Orantes d Shaw/Cliff Drysdale 6-4 6-4

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:42 PM
Nov 28-Dec 4 South African Open Johannesburg RSA (Hard)

1R Marise Kruger d Elizabeth Vlotman 7-5 3-6 6-2
1R Jennifer Mundel d. Lesley Charles 6-1 6-2
1R Sharon Walsh (US) d Kathy Harter (US) 2-6 7-6 6-2
1R Anthea Cooper (GB) d Wilkens 6-4 1-6 8-6
1R Brigitte Cuypers d Summers 6-4 4-6 6-0
1R Beillan d Judy Connor (NZ) 6-0 6-4
1R Jeanne Evert (US) d Anne Hobbs (GB) 6-2 6-3
1R Liebenburg ??

1R McDade
1R Weiner
1R Tanya Harford
1R Yvonne Vermaak [3] d. Gwynn Sammel 6-3 6-4
1R Linky Boshoff
1R Ilana Kloss
1R Scheepers
1R Glynis Coles d. Nancy Richey [?] 7-6 (4) 6-3


2R Kruger d Mundel 4-6 6-2 6-1
2R Walsh d Cooper 6-3 6-3
2R Cuypers d Beillan 6-3 6-2
2R J. Evert d Liebenburg 6-2 6-4

2R McDade d Weiner 6-2 6-2
2R Vermaak d Tanya Harford 6-3 6-3
2R Boshoff d B. Kloss 6-1 6-0
2R Scheepers d Coles 2-6 6-2 7-5

QF Walsh d Kruger 7-6 2-6 6-2
QF Cuypers d J. evert 6-7 6-0 6-4
QF Vermaak d McDade 6-3 6-4
QF Boshoff d Scheepers 6-2 6-2

SF Cuypers d Walsh 6-1 7-6
SF Boshoff d Vermaak 6-2 6-3

FI Linky Boshoff d Brigitte Cuypers 6-4 6-1

DF: Boshoff/Kloss d Cuypers/Kruger 5-7 6-3 6-3

At the end of the year Boshoff announces her retirement!

Draw note:

Sharon Walsh and Nancy Richey were both reported to be the fourth seed. Based on draw placement she may have been seeded 1 or (more likely) 2.

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:42 PM
Dec 5-11 Bremar Cup, London (IN)
Prize money=34k. Part of 1978 Colgate Series
Draw=16

First Round:

Virginia Wade (1) d. Heidi Eisterlehner 2-6 6-1 6-2
Sharon Walsh d. Sue Mappin 7-6 6-3
Renata Tomanova (4) d. Belinda Thompson 3-6 6-1 6-2
Virginia Ruzici d. Jackie Fayter 3-6 6-4 6-2
Florenza Mihai d. Glynis Coles 3-6 6-3 6-4
Betty Stove (3) d. Lesley Charles 6-3 6-1
Tanya Harford d. Michelle Tyler 6-2 4-6 9-7
Billie Jean King (2) d. Linda Mottram 6-1 6-2

Quarter-Finals:

Wade d. Walsh 7-6 6-2
Ruzici d. Tomanova 4-6 6-2 6-3
Stove d. Mihai 6-4 7-4
King d. Harford 6-3 7-5

Semi-Finals:

Wade d. Ruzici 6-1 6-0
King d. Stove 6-4 2-6 6-3

Final:
King d. Wade 6-3 6-1

3rd Place: Stove d. Ruzici 6-3

Doubles:

First Round:
Wade/Stove d. Tyler/Simmonds 7-5 6-4
Walsh/Coles d. Mappin/Charles 7-5 6-3
Ruzici/Mihai d. Fayter/Thompson 6-3 6-3
King/Tomanova d. Mottram/Harford 5-7 6-0 6-1

Semi-Finals:
Wade/Stove d. Walsh/Coles 6-1 6-2
King/Tomanova d. Ruzici/Mihai 6-1 6-3

Final:
King/Tomanova d. Wade/Stove 6-2 6-3

Results provided by Declan.

Queensland Open, Brisbane, AUS (GR)

QF Regina Marsikova (Cz) d. Lesley Allen (USA) 4-6 6-4 7-5
QF Nerida Gregory d. Sue Leo 6-2 6-0
QF Helena Anliot (SWE) d. Marilyn Tesch 6-2 7-5
QF Nana Sato (JPN) d. J Fallis 6-2 6-7 6-3

SF Marsikova d. Gregory 6-2 5-7 -62
SF Anliot d. Sato 6-7 6-4 6-2

FI Marsikova d. Anliot 6-1 3-6 6-4

DF Anliot/ Marsikova vs. Gregory/ Sato 6-3 3-1 unfinished
Regina Marsikova (Cz)


Exact Dates uknown-played near the dates for the South African Open.
Port Elizabeth RSA Eastern Province Championships
Anne Hobbs beat Annette van Zyl-du Plooy 6-1 2-6 6-3

Bloemfontein RSA Orange Free State Championships
Liz Vlotman bt ? Beillan 6-3 6-0

Cape Town RSA Western Province Championships
Linky Boshoff bt Annette van Zyl-du Plooy 6-2 6-0

East London RSA Border Championships
Liz Vlotman bt Alison Mcmillan 7-5 6-2

Durban RSA Natal Open
Liz Vlotman bt Alison McMillan 6-3 6-2

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:43 PM
Dec 12-17 New South Wales Open, Sydney, AUS (GR)
Prize Money =35K. Part of the Colgate Series

1R Evonne Goolagong d Pat Gregg 6-2 6-0
1R Pauline Elliott (NZ) d Michelle Pekovich 7-5 6-3
1R P. Baily d Catharine Drury (GB) 6-3 6-2
1R Helen Cawley d Nerida Gregory 6-3 6-1
1R Kerry Reid d Kaye Hallam 6-1 6-2
1R Pam Whytcross d C Draper 7-5 6-4
1R Chris Matison d Wendy Paish 7-5 6-3
1R Kathy Harter (US) d Nana Sato (Jap) 7-5 6-4

1R Diane Evers d Helena Anliot (Swd) 6-4 6-3
1R Kym Ruddell d Pat Bostrom (US) 7-6 7-6
1R Sue Saliba d Leanne Harrison 6-4 3-6 6-3
1R Regina Marsikova (Cz) d Amanda Tobin 6-3 6-2
1R Mona Guerrant (US) d Mary Sawyer 6-4 6-2
1R Jan Lehane O'Neil d Lesley Allen 7-5 0-6 6-1
1R Rayni Fox (US) d Jan Wilton 6-2 3-6 11-9
1R Sue Barker (GB) d Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-4 6-3

2R Goolagong d Elliott 6-0 6-1
2R Cawley d Baily 6-1 6-2
2R Reid d Whytcross 6-1 6-2
2R Harter d Matison 6-1 3-6 6-4

2R Evers d Ruddell 6-3 6-2
2R Marsikova d Saliba 6-1 6-0
2R Guerrant d O'Neil 6-4 7-5
2R Barker d Fox 6-4 6-1

QF Goolagong d Cawley 6-3 4-6 6-3
QF Reid d Harter 6-4 6-3
QF Marsikova d Evers 7-5 4-6 6-1
QF Barker d Guerrant 6-4 7-6

SF Goolagong d Reid [3] 4-6 6-2 6-3
SF Barker d Marsikova 6-0 6-0

FI Evonne Goolagong [1] d Sue Barker [2] 6-2 6-3

Doubles

1R Cawley/Goolagong d Hallman/J. Morton 6-1 6-3
1R Bowrey/O'Neil d Pratt/Tobin 7-6 6-4
1R Anliot/Barker d Draper/Elliott 6-3 6-4
1R Gregory/Wilton d Harrison/Pekovitch 6-4 6-4

1R Evers/Marsikova d Allen/Drury 6-3 6-0
1R Paish/Sato d Matison/Whtcross 7-6 7-6
1R Bostrom/Ruddell d Fox/Harter 5-7 6-4 8-6
1R Guerrant/Reid d Saliba/Sawyer 6-2 4-6 6-3

QF Cawley/Goolagong d Bowrey/O'Neil 6-0 6-1
QF Anliot/Barker d Gregory/Wilton 4-6 6-2 6-2
QF Paish/Sato d Evers/Marsikova 5-7 6-1 6-3
QF Guerrant/Reid d Bostrom/Ruddell 6-4 6-4

SF Cawley/Goolagong d Anliot/Barker 4-6 6-1 6-2
SF Guerrant/Reid d Paish/Sato 6-4 6-0

FI Cawley/Goolagong d Guerrant/Reid 6-0 6-0

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:46 PM
Comings and Goings

Former World #1 Darlene Hard marries Richard Harold Waggoner late in the year.







The December 1977 version of the Australian Open starts on December 19th and ends January 1, 1978. Consequently the results may be found in the 1978 thread.


??????????????????(Winners or dates unknown)
770000 770000 Detroit MI Detroit WTA Franklin Jordan B Gurdal 63 fs
770000 770000 Montgomery USA Montgomery WTA Latham Kuykendal unknown
771200 771200 Christchurch NZL NZ Hardcourt Champs (B&H) unknown
771200 771200 Sydney AUS Sydney Manly Seaside Championships
J Walker J

Declan
Jun 1st, 2009, 07:55 PM
I have some tennis magazines from 1977 which have complete draws for some events in 1977. I privated Rollo and asked if he was interested and he said yes, and to either private him the results or use 'any other method', so I'm putting them on directly to save him the trouble of re-typing them or even cutting and pasting. (I have a couple of days off work:yay!)

Declan
Jun 1st, 2009, 08:18 PM
[QUOTE=Rollo;15776813]Mar 28-Apr 3 Family Circle Cup (CL) 110K
QU Liess d Mihai 60 61
1R Turnbull d Newberry 75 60, May d Durr 64 62, King d Richey 0-6 7-6 6-2
2R Evert d Turnbull 6-1 6-0, Casals d Dupont 6-2 5-7 7-5, Austin d Fromholtz 7-5 6-4
2R Reid d Stove 63 61, King d Ruzici 61 75, Tomanova d Wade 61 64

QF Evert d May 60 61, Jausovec d Casals 63 64
QF Reid d Austin 63 76, King d Tomanova 63 75
SF Evert d Jausovec 63 63, King d Reid 63 76
FI Chris Evert [1] d Billie Jean King [8] 6-0 6-1

Doubles
FI Casals/Evert d. Durr/Wade 1-6 6-3 6-2

The opening of the clay court season brings out an interesting event. In the first round, Billie Jean King returns and draws her biggest American rival, Nancy Richey. Nancy owned King in the 60’s, but in recent years King has taken control of the rivalry. However, clay should tilt the favor toward Richey. Plus, King has just returned to the tour and has only played WTT for most of two years. The match began with a first set rout by Richey. The second was a battle which nearly saw Nancy close it out. However, King’s toughness prevailed and she won the third fairly easily. It was a fitting match to end this great rivalry. From the co-#1 controversy of ’65 to the Richey comeback from 16 15 matchpoint at Madison Square Garden to the ’77 FCC, Billie Jean and Nancy made for the perfect matchup – the level headed baseline competitor against the feisty, yet majestic serve/volley queen.

Tracy Austin claims Dianne Fromholtz as her biggest scalp to date before losing to Kerry Reid, a player she would struggle against. No real surprise that Renata Tomanova would take our Virginia Wade on clay. King took out Tomanova and Reid but was massacred by Clay Queen Evert in the final.

Evert takes the event by dropping only 12 games in 5 matches-running up her clay court streak to 106.

Family Circle Cup Full Draw
First Round:
Chris Evert d. Bunny Bruning 6-0 6-3
Wendy Turnbull d. Janet Newberry 7-5 6-0
Kathy May d. Francoise Durr 6-4 6-2
Betsy Nagelsen d. Julie Anthony 4-6 6-2 6-1
Rosie Casals d. Kathy Harter 6-2 6-2
Laura Dupont d. Zenda Liess 6-4 6-4
Mima Jausovec d. Sharon Walsh 6-2 6-3
Mary Struthers d. Lele Forood 4-6 7-5 3-3 ret.
Tracy Austin d. Kate Latham 4-6 6-3 6-1
Dianne Fromholtz d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3 4-6 7-5
Kerry Reid d. Mona Guerrant 6-2 6-1
Betty Stove d. Ingrid Bentzer 6-2 6-7 6-2
Virginia Ruzici d. Lindey Beaven 4-6 6-3 6-1
Billie Jean King d. Nancy Gunter 0-6 7-6 6-2
Renata Tomanova d. Peanut Louie 7-5 7-6
Virginia Wade d. Pam Teeguarden 6-2 6-3

Second round:
Evert d. Turnbull 6-1 6-0
May d. Nagelsen 7-5 6-3
Casals d. DuPont 6-2 5-7 7-5
Jausovec d. Struthers 3-6 6-3 6-4
Austin d. Fromholtz 7-5 6-4
Reid d. Stove 6-3 6-1
King d. Ruzici 6-1 7-5
Tomanova d. Wade 6-1 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Evert d. May 6-0 6-1
Jausovec d. Casals 6-3 6-4
Reid d. Austin 6-3 7-5
King d Tomanova 6-3 7-5

Semi-Finals:
Evert d. Jausovec 6-3 6-3
King d. Reid 6-3 7-6

Final:
Evert d. King 6-0 6-1

Declan
Jun 1st, 2009, 08:21 PM
Chichester---rained out at quarterfinal stage.

June 6-11 Merseyside Tournament Merseyside UK
F O'Neil d Whitfield 64 63

Did anyone else see the significance of this? Chris O'Neil -for it was she - is always mentioned as 'only' winning one event, but that being her Australian Open win. But there was this as well! I do have the full draw if anyone is interested?

Declan
Jun 1st, 2009, 08:54 PM
Scottish Chmps,Edinburgh (GR) Jun 12-18
1R Navratilova d Dupont 61 63, Hunt d Kruger 63 86, Anthony d Jausovec 46 63 64, Marsikova d May 36 64 63, Shaw d Holladay ?
QF Navratilova d Teeguarden 61 63, Hunt d Nagelsen 64 26 64, Anthony d Newberry 79 86 64, Shaw d Marsikova 64 46 60
SF Navratilova 64 62, Shaw d Anthony 60 63
F Navratilova d Shaw 26 98 75

The event plays the tiebreaker at 8 all, leading to marathons like Julie Anthony’s 40 game win over Janet Newberry. Kristein Shaw comes very close to the win of her career taking a set off Martina and pushing her to a second tiebreaker before going down in a 75 third set.


Scottish Championships Full Draw

Qualifying: (I pointed out to Rollo that Tracy Austin played qualifying here and lost to Britain's Sue Mappin, a result that has been airbrushed out of tennis history!!)

First round:
A. McDade d. S. Simmonds 4-6 8-6 8-6
M. Carllo d. P. Whytcross 6-0 6-3
T. Austin d. L. Charles 6-4 9-7
S. Mappin d. M. Struthers 6-0 6-3
A. Hobbs d. C. Doerner w/o
V. Ziegenfuss d. S. Hagey w/o
C. Reynolds d. H. Cawley w/o
B. Bruning d. L. Beaven w/o
V. Ruzici d. M. Hamm 6-3 6-0
M. Tyler d. S. Moodie 6-1 6-2
L. Forood d. R. Lothian 6-3 6-4
B. Nagelsen d. P. Bostrom 6-4 6-4
J. Erskine d. J. Menzies 6-1 6-2
K. Harter d. F. Guedy 6-4 6-0
Y. Vermaak d. J. Fayter w/o
C. Meyer d. F. Mihai w/o

Second Round:
Carillo d. McDade 9-7 3-6 8-6
Mappin d. Austin 7-5 4-6 6-2
Hobbs d. Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-4
Reynolds d. Bruning 5-7 6-3 6-4
Ruzici d. Tyler 6-1 9-7
Nagelsen d. Forood 6-2 6-2
Harter d. Erskine 6-1 6-2
Meyer d. Vermaak 6-4 6-2

Third Round:
Mappin d. Carillo 6-1 6-2
Reynolds d. Hobbs 6-4 4-6 9-7
Nagelsen d. Ruzici 6-3 6-4
Harter d. Meyer 6-2 8-6 6-4

Qualifying round:
Mappin d. Reynolds 6-4 6-4
Naglesen d. Harter 6-2 6-4

Main Draw First Round:
Navratilova d. DuPont 6-1 6-3
Teeguarden d. Mappin 6-3 7-5
Nagelsen d. Russell 3-6 6-3 7-5
Hunt d. Kruger 6-3 8-6
Shaw d. Holladay 3-6 6-4 6-2
Marsikova d. May 3-6 6-4 6-2
Newberry d. Tomanova 6-1 6-0
Anthony d. Jausovec 4-6 6-3 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Navratilova d. Teeguarden 6-1 6-3
Hunt d. Nagelsen 6-4 2-6 6-4
Shaw d. Marsikova 6-4 4-6 6-0
Anthony d. Newberry 7-9 8-6 6-4

Semi-Finals:
Navratilova d. Hunt 6-4 6-2
Shaw d. Anthony 6-0 6-3

Final:
Navratilova d. Shaw 2-6 9-8 7-5
Kristien Shaw had a match point in the second set at 5-4 40-30.

Seeds were 1. Navratilova 2. Jausovec 3. May 4. Russell

Doubles final: Anthony/Nagelsen d. Meyer/Tomanova 6-1 3-6 6-1

Rollo
Jun 1st, 2009, 10:31 PM
Your work is much appreciated Declan-thanks!

There is a lot of work still to be done, but in the main the outline of 1977 (which events were held in week order from January to December) is up. Most events have some information for later rounds.

DennisFitz
Jun 2nd, 2009, 06:21 AM
Scottish Chmps,Edinburgh (GR) Jun 12-18
1R Navratilova d Dupont 61 63, Hunt d Kruger 63 86, Anthony d Jausovec 46 63 64, Marsikova d May 36 64 63, Shaw d Holladay ?
QF Navratilova d Teeguarden 61 63, Hunt d Nagelsen 64 26 64, Anthony d Newberry 79 86 64, Shaw d Marsikova 64 46 60
SF Navratilova 64 62, Shaw d Anthony 60 63
F Navratilova d Shaw 26 98 75

The event plays the tiebreaker at 8 all, leading to marathons like Julie Anthony’s 40 game win over Janet Newberry. Kristein Shaw comes very close to the win of her career taking a set off Martina and pushing her to a second tiebreaker before going down in a 75 third set.


Scottish Championships Full Draw

Qualifying: (I pointed out to Rollo that Tracy Austin played qualifying here and lost to Britain's Sue Mappin, a result that has been airbrushed out of tennis history!!)

First round:
A. McDade d. S. Simmonds 4-6 8-6 8-6
M. Carllo d. P. Whytcross 6-0 6-3
T. Austin d. L. Charles 6-4 9-7
S. Mappin d. M. Struthers 6-0 6-3
A. Hobbs d. C. Doerner w/o
V. Ziegenfuss d. S. Hagey w/o
C. Reynolds d. H. Cawley w/o
B. Bruning d. L. Beaven w/o
V. Ruzici d. M. Hamm 6-3 6-0
M. Tyler d. S. Moodie 6-1 6-2
L. Forood d. R. Lothian 6-3 6-4
B. Nagelsen d. P. Bostrom 6-4 6-4
J. Erskine d. J. Menzies 6-1 6-2
K. Harter d. F. Guedy 6-4 6-0
Y. Vermaak d. J. Fayter w/o
C. Meyer d. F. Mihai w/o

Second Round:
Carillo d. McDade 9-7 3-6 8-6
Mappin d. Austin 7-5 4-6 6-2
Hobbs d. Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-4
Reynolds d. Bruning 5-7 6-3 6-4
Ruzici d. Tyler 6-1 9-7
Nagelsen d. Forood 6-2 6-2
Harter d. Erskine 6-1 6-2
Meyer d. Vermaak 6-4 6-2

Third Round:
Mappin d. Carillo 6-1 6-2
Reynolds d. Hobbs 6-4 4-6 9-7
Nagelsen d. Ruzici 6-3 6-4
Harter d. Meyer 6-2 8-6 6-4

Qualifying round:
Mappin d. Reynolds 6-4 6-4
Naglesen d. Harter 6-2 6-4

Main Draw First Round:
Navratilova d. DuPont 6-1 6-3
Teeguarden d. Mappin 6-3 7-5
Nagelsen d. Russell 3-6 6-3 7-5
Hunt d. Kruger 6-3 8-6
Shaw d. Holladay 3-6 6-4 6-2
Marsikova d. May 3-6 6-4 6-2
Newberry d. Tomanova 6-1 6-0
Anthony d. Jausovec 4-6 6-3 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Navratilova d. Teeguarden 6-1 6-3
Hunt d. Nagelsen 6-4 2-6 6-4
Shaw d. Marsikova 6-4 4-6 6-0
Anthony d. Newberry 7-9 8-6 6-4

Semi-Finals:
Navratilova d. Hunt 6-4 6-2
Shaw d. Anthony 6-0 6-3

Final:
Navratilova d. Shaw 2-6 9-8 7-5
Kristien Shaw had a match point in the second set at 5-4 40-30.

Seeds were 1. Navratilova 2. Jausovec 3. May 4. Russell

Doubles final: Anthony/Nagelsen d. Meyer/Tomanova 6-1 3-6 6-1

Thanks for posting this. I was searching for the complete results of this event for my project.
Interesting Kris nearly beat Martina on grass! Would have been a career win.
Tough qualifying draw - two players had to win 4 matches! Too bad they didn't open the main draw to let a few of those in directly.

PS - if you have the draw from the Dewar Cup in November 77 I'd love to see that too. Thanks!

Declan
Jun 2nd, 2009, 06:54 AM
Thanks for posting this. I was searching for the complete results of this event for my project.
Interesting Kris nearly beat Martina on grass! Would have been a career win.
Tough qualifying draw - two players had to win 4 matches! Too bad they didn't open the main draw to let a few of those in directly.

PS - if you have the draw from the Dewar Cup in November 77 I'd love to see that too. Thanks!

I'll dig out my programme for that today- I promised someone in the Virginia Ruzici thread that I'd do that anyway. I'll also do the full doubles results from the Scottish tournament too.

chris whiteside
Jun 2nd, 2009, 12:03 PM
Oops, for a minute thought it was Winnie and not Kristien who pushed Martina all the way in the Scottish Champs.

Declan
Jun 2nd, 2009, 03:32 PM
I'll dig out my programme for that today- I promised someone in the Virginia Ruzici thread that I'd do that anyway. I'll also do the full doubles results from the Scottish tournament too.

Scottish Championships - Doubles

First Round:
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Erskine/Lothian 6-0 6-3
Bruning/Russell d. E. Armstrong/G. Armstrong 6-1 7-5
DuPont/Newberry d. Austin/Hunt 3-6 6-3 9-7
Meyer/Tomanova d.Forood/Struthers 6-4 6-1
Bostrom/Vermaak d. Shaw/Ziegenfuss 7-5 3-6 6-3
Kruger/McDade d. Holladay/May 8-6 6-1
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Hamm/Reynolds 6-2 6-2
Marsikova/Teeguarden d. Carillo/Harter 7-5 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Bruning/Russell 3-6 6-3 6-2
Meyer/Tomanova d. DuPont/Newberry 6-4 6-1
Kruger/McDade d. Bostrom/Vermaak 6-0 6-3
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Marsikova/Teeguarden w.o.

Semi-Finals:
Meyer/Tomanova d. Jausovec/Ruzici 6-3 6-8 6-4
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Kruger/McDade 6-3 6-2

Final:
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Meyer/Tomanova 6-1 3-6 6-1

Note that Judith Erskine, who played in singles and doubles here, is now known as Judy Murray, Andy's Mum!

Declan
Jun 2nd, 2009, 04:01 PM
[QUOTE=Rollo;15785222]Surbiton UK Surrey Grass Court Chmps (GR) May 23-28
FI Shaw d Sammel 63 76

Lest anyone be mistaken, this was Winnie Wooldridge, not Kristien Shaw! For the Winnie fans both "Tennis World" and "Tennis Today" both only had results from 3rd round:

Wooldridge d. Ruddell 6-4 7-5
Gregory d. Chapman 6-3 6-2
Blackwood d. Campbell 6-1 6-3
Elliot d. Fordyce 6-3 6-4
Coe d. Ballheimer 6-4 6-0
Wilton d. Scott 6-4 6-2
Samuel d. Fenwick 1-6 6-3 6-4
Sawyer d. Tobin 6-2 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Wooldridge d. Gregory 6-3 3-6 6-4
Elliot d. Blackwood 6-3 6-3
Wilton d. Coe 6-2 7-5
Samuel d. Sawyer 7-5 6-7 6-2

Semi-Finals:
Wooldridge d. Elliott 6-1 6-2
Samuel d. Wilton 6-3 2-6 7-5

Final:
Wooldridge d. Samuel 6-3 7-5

Doubles:

Semi-Finals:
Saliba/Sawyer d. Chapman/Perry 6-2 6-3
Gregory/Hallam d. Mundel/Samuel 7-6 6-2

Final:
Gregory/Hallam d. Saliba/Sawyer 1-6 6-4 7-5

Rollo
Jun 2nd, 2009, 04:02 PM
Scots doubles are added Declan. I loved the bit about Murray's mom. Details like that add to the bare bones of the results IMO.

Also added today were the complete draws for Phoenix and Atlanta-including the qualies.

Declan
Jun 2nd, 2009, 04:21 PM
Dec 5-11 Bremar Cup, London (IN)
Prize money=34k. Part of 1978 Colgate Series

FI Billie Jean King d Virignia Wade 6-3 6-1


First Round:

Virginia Wade (1) d. Heidi Eisterlehner 2-6 6-1 6-2
Sharon Walsh d. Sue Mappin 7-6 6-3
Renata Tomanova (4) d. Belinda Thompson 3-6 6-1 6-2
Virginia Ruzici d. Jackie Fayter 3-6 6-4 6-2
Florenza Mihai d. Glynis Coles 3-6 6-3 6-4
Betty Stove (3) d. Lesley Charles 6-3 6-1
Tanya Harford d. Michelle Tyler 6-2 4-6 9-7
Billie Jean King (2) d. Linda Mottram 6-1 6-2

Quarter-Finals:

Wade d. Walsh 7-6 6-2
Ruzici d. Tomanova 4-6 6-2 6-3
Stove d. Mihai 6-4 7-4
King d. Harford 6-3 7-5

Semi-Finals:

Wade d. Ruzici 6-1 6-0
King d. Stove 6-4 2-6 6-3

Final:
King d. Wade 6-3 6-1

3rd Place: Stove d. Ruzici 6-3

Doubles:

First Round:
Wade/Stove d. Tyler/Simmonds 7-5 6-4
Walsh/Coles d. Mappin/Charles 7-5 6-3
Ruzici/Mihai d. Fayter/Thompson 6-3 6-3
King/Tomanova d. Mottram/Harford 5-7 6-0 6-1

Semi-Finals:
Wade/Stove d. Walsh/Coles 6-1 6-2
King/Tomanova d. Ruzici/Mihai 6-1 6-3

Final:
King/Tomanova d. Wade/Stove 6-2 6-3

Rollo
Jun 2nd, 2009, 08:23 PM
Updated Declan's Bremar Cup results (Thanks Declan!:))

Also added MOST full Colgate Series results after the US Open. Found a tournament win for Renee Richards (the River Plate) and will continue to add results this month.

Declan
Jun 2nd, 2009, 09:08 PM
Wimbledon Doubles



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Missouri Jun 26
FI Mary Ann Beattie d Stap 63 61

The former Ms. Eisel and Mrs Curtis wins a minor event.

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Southern Championships Raleigh, NC Jun 26-July 3

FI Nancy Richey d Kate Latham 61 62

Nancy plays a smaller event during Wimbledon to get her ranking up.
Southern Championships

First Round:
Nancy Richey d. Vicki Beggs 6-0 6-3
Nancy Yeargin d. Jodi Appelbaum 6-2 6-3
Barbara Jordan d. Kay McDaniel 7-5 6-2
Ann Etheredge d. Shannon Gordon 6-0 6-2
Barbara Hallquist d. Jean Nachand 4-6 6-1 6-2
Sheila McInerney d. Susan Zaro 6-2 6-0
Diane Morrison d. Phyllis Blackwell 6-0 6-0
Caroline Stoll d. Ann Frautschi 6-0 6-0
Paula Smith d. Robin Tenney 6-3 6-1
Judy Hanrahan d. Gretchen Galt 6-0 6-2
Nancy Ornstein d. Karen Kennington 6-3 6-3
Donna Ganz d. Judy Acker 6-1 6-0
Jeanne DuVall d. Glaucia Langela 7-5 6-1
Diane Desfor d. Roylee Bailey 6-1 6-4
Felicia Hutnick d. Lu Fendig 6-0 7-6
Kate Latham d. Elsa Rodriguez 6-1 6-2

Second Round:
Richey d. Yeargin 6-3 6-4
Jordan d. Etheredge 6-3 6-2
Hallquist d. McInerney 6-2 7-5
Stoll d. Morrison 6-3 5-7 6-3
Hanrahan d. Smith 4-6 6-4 7-5
Ornstein d. Ganz 2-6 6-1 6-0
DuVall d. Desfor 4-6 7-5 7-5
Latham d. Hutnick 6-0 6-1

Quarter-Finals:
Richey d. Jordan 6-1 4-6 6-1
Hallquist d. Stoll 6-2 4-6 7-6
Ornstein d. Hanrahan 6-3 7-5
Latham d. Duvall def.

Semi-Finals:
Richey d. Hallquist 6-2 6-1
Latham d. Ornstein 6-4 6-2

Final:
Richey d. Latham 6-1 6-2

Doubles:
Semi-Finals:
Desfor/Galt d. Hallquist/McInerney 7-5 6-3
Smith/Latham d. Hutnick/Yeargin 6-1 4-6 6-1

Final:
Desfor/Galt d. Smith/Latham 6-2 6-3

Declan
Jun 2nd, 2009, 09:31 PM
Found another title for Ann Jones, in addition to the Edgebaston one mentioned. (Sorry if this is already on here...)
The red Hackle West of Scotland Championships, Glasgow May 23-28

Third Round:
A. Jones d. A. Paul 6-0 6-1
K. Pratt d. R. Lothian 6-2 6-0
L. Harrison d. M. Love 3-6 6-1 6-3
C. Harrison d. R. Taylor6-1 6-1
D. Jevans d. S. Moodie 6-3 6-2
J. Durie d. J. Erskine 6-2 3-6 6-3
M. Pratt d. S. Imhof 7-6 6-2
H. Anliot d. E. Armstrong 6-2 6-2

Quarter-Finals:
Jones d. Pratt 6-2 6-0
C. Harrison (GB)d. L. Harrison (AUS) 6-1 6-1
Durie d. Jevans 6-2 6-3
Anliot d. Pratt 6-1 6-1

Semi-Finals:
Jones d. Harrison 7-5 6-0
Anliot d. Durie 7-6 6-3

Final:
Jones d. Anliot 6-2 6-2

Doubles Semi-Finals:
Anliot/Jones d. Erskine/Love 6-2 6-1
Durie/C. Harrison d. Armstrong/Armstrong 7-5 2-6 6-4

Final:
Durie/Harrison d. Anliot/Jones 6-1 4-6 6-2

Declan
Jun 2nd, 2009, 09:51 PM
L'EGGS Series Tucson April 15-16 (HD) Dr=4
SF Evert d Wade 63 64, Navratilova 64 36 63
FI Chris Evert d Navratilova 63 76 (5-3)

Martina's shoulder is still hurting from an injury in Pliladelphia in late March, she runs around her backhand as much as possible to protect it.

Lionel Cup Port Washington Apr 11-17 20K DR=32
1R King d. Peanut Louie 6-1 6-2, Marcie Louie [2] d. Sue Williams 6-0 6-0
1R Viragh d. Lindsay Beaven [3] 6-2 1-6 6-3,Richards d. Roylee Bailey 6-2 6-2
2R King d. Glynis Coles 6-4 6-4
SF King d. Jane Stratton [4] 6-4 6-1,Stoll d. Renee Ricahrds [6] 6-2 5-7 6-1
FI Billie Jean King [1] d Caroline Stoll 6-1 6-1
DF King/Renee Richards d. Pat Bostrom/Jane Stratton 6-3 6-0

Richards indicates she has been accepted into the European events. Richards,"I hope to win the French open. Only the women who haven't played or gotten to know me are objecting to me playing on the circuit." A crowd of 1,100 watched King-Richards win their first round doubles match.

Hampstead UK Cumberland Tournament (CL) Apr 11-16
FI Linda Mottram d Jackie Fayter 6-2 5-7 6-4


Lionel Cup Port Washington
British "Tennis World" has first round results relating to Brits, then full results from 2nd round:
First Round:
Coles d. Gregory 6-0 6-4
Viragh d. Beaven 6-2 1-6 6-3

Second Round:
King d. Coles 6-4 6-4
Carillo d. Gilbert 6-0 6-4
Stratton d. Newfield 4-6 6-3 6-4
Klein d. Lane 7-6 7-6
Richards d. Rubin 6-1 6-2
Bostrom d. Viragh 6-3 6-4
Ruddell d. Wilton 7-6 1-6 6-2
Stoll d. Louie 4-6 6-2 7-6

Quarter-Finals:
King d. Carillo 6-2 6-4
Stratton d. Klein 7-6 6-1
Richards d. Bostom 6-4 6-3
Stoll d. Ruddell 7-5 6-2

Semi-Finals:
King d. Stratton 6-4 6-1
Stoll d. Richards 6-2 5-7 6-1

Final:
King d. Stoll 6-1 6-1

Doubles Semi-Finals:
King/Richards d. Coles/Ruddell 6-3 6-4
Bostrom/Stratton d. Beaven/Carillo 6-1 6-3

Final:
King/Richards d. Bostrom/Stratton 6-3 6-0

Declan
Jun 2nd, 2009, 10:02 PM
Virginia Slims Championships
Madison Square Garden, New York, USA, Indoors, $150,000
March 24-27, 1977

Round robin Format with 2 finalists (1 from each group)

Gold Group
Chris Evert d. Mima Jausovec (Yug) 6-0 6-3
Rosie Casals d. Virginia Wade (GB) 4-6 6-4 6-4
Rosie Casals d. Jausovec 6-4 6-3
Virginia Wade d. Jausovec 6-7 6-3 6-4
Chris Evert d. Rosie Casals 6-1 6-1
Chris Evert d. Virginia Wade 6-2 7-5

Orange Group
Martina Navratilova d. Betty Stove (Neth) 6-0 6-4
Sue Barker (GB) def. Kristien Shaw 6-1 7-6
Barker d. Stove 6-0 6-1
Navratilova d. Shaw 6-3 6-1
Stove d. Shaw 6-3 6-4
Barker d. Navratilova 7-5 6-4

Third Place-Navratilova def. Casals 8-5
Championship Match Chris Evert d. Sue Barker 2-6 6-1 6-1

Champion: Chris Evert (U$S 50.000)
Runner-up: Sue Barker (30.000)
3º: Martina Navratilova (16.000)
4º: Rosie Casals (14.000)
5º: Virginia Wade (11.000)
6º: Betty Stove (11.000)
7º: Mima Jausovec (9.000)
8º: Kirstien Kremmer-Shaw (9.000)

Part of vaunted "Triple Crown" (with Wimbledon and the US Open), the Slims title finally got a first class arena to add to the prestiege of the event. Madison Square Garden attracted 39,234 people over 4 days. The entire Slims circuit attendence was 385,357-averaging 32.112 per event.

Rules required that the top point earners enter 7 out of 11 Slims events, knocking out #6 point earner Margaret Court, who only entered 6 tourneys. This set the stage for some controversy when organizers tried to give the last slot to Billie Jean King, who hadn't played any Slims events. It was eventually decided to that Mima Jausovec, 9th in the point standings, would get the coveted last spot.



Mar 20-26 McFarlin Cup San Antonio 20K DR=32
1R King d. Sue Stap 6-2 6-3, Antopolis d. Kathy Harter [4] 6-2 6-4
2R King d. Carol Baily 6-4 6-4,Richards d. Pat Medrado 6-2 6-1
2R Lea Antonopolis d Florenza Mihai 0-6 6-4 6-4, Bostrom d. Mona Guerrant 6-4 6-4
QF King d. Kate Latham [7] 6-4 6-2,Louie d. Renee Richards 5-7 7-6 6-2
QF Hamm d. Karen Krantzcle 7-6 6-7 6-2, Antopolis d. Pat Bostrom 7-5 6-3
SF King d. Marcie Louie 6-2 6-2, Hamm d.Lea Antopolis 7-5 2-6 7-6
FI Billie Jean King [1] d Mary Hamm [6] 6-3 3-6 6-3

Lionel Cup San Antonio

First Round (British interest only):
Bruning d. Thompson 6-0 6-4
Medrado d. Coles 7-6 6-4

Second Round:
King d. Baily 6-4 6-4
Latham d. Ornstein 6-1 6-3
Louie d. Bruning 6-2 6-1
Richards d. Medrado 6-2 6-1
Hamm d. Thomas 6-3 3-6 6-3
Krantzcke d. Smith 3-6 7-5 7-5
Antonoplis d. Mihai 0-6 6-4 6-4
Bostrom d. Guerrant 6-4 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
king d. Latham 6-4 6-2
Louie d. Richards 5-7 7-6 6-2
Hamm d. Krantzcke 7-6 6-7 6-2
Antonoplis d. Bostrom 6-3 7-5

Semi-Finals:
King d. Louie 6-2 6-2
Hamm d. Antonoplis 7-5 2-6 7-7

Final:
King d. Hamm 6-3 3-6 6-3

Doubles:
Semi-Finals:
Ruddell/Krantzcke d. Fox/Harter 6-1 2-6 7-6
Connor/Preyer d. Gregory/Hallam 2-6 6-4 6-4

Final:
Ruddel/Krantczke d. Connor/Preyer 6-3 6-0


This must've been one of the last -if not the last event Karen Krantczke played, surely?

DennisFitz
Jun 2nd, 2009, 10:17 PM
Aug 22-28 Iveys-Pepsi Classic Charlotte (CL) $35K
1R Navratilova d. Yvonne Vermaak 6-0 7-6
1R Bonicelli d Francoise Durr [6] 7-6 6-0, May d Laura Dupont 75 76
1R Latham d Holladay 63 67 61,Marsikova d Betty Stove [2] 6-4 6-3
2R Navratilova d Kruger 60 62, Ebbinghaus d Kathy May [5] 67 64 60
2R Latham d Stevens 76 61
QF Navratilova d Austin 61 62, Russell d Cuypers 60 61,
QF Jausovec d Ebbinghaus 61 60, Marsikova d Latham 46 61 63
SF Navratilova d Joanne Russell 6-1 6-2, Jausovec d Regina Marsikova 6-4 6-3
FI Martina Navratilova d Mima Jausovec 36 62 61

DF Navratilova/Stove d. Marsikova/Teeguarden 6-4 6-4

Rollo

Curious if you or anyone has all the 1R results from Charlotte. I found these results from the 2R:

Austin d. Bonicelli
Russell d. Kuykendall
Cuypers d. Harford
Jausovec (4) d. JEvert
Latham d. Stevens
Marsikova d. Hunt

Thanks.

DennisFitz
Jun 2nd, 2009, 10:47 PM
Aug 15-21 Canadian Open (CL) $35K
1R Cuypers d Dupont 62 64, Ebbinghaus d Evonne Goolagong 6-4 5-7 6-4
2R Kruger d Janet Newberry [5] 5-7 6-2 6-0, Bonicelli d May 62 76
2R Doerner d Mima Jausovec [2] 64 16 62, Casals d. Ilana Kloss 6-2 7-5
QF Kruger d Rosie Casals [1] 6-4 7-5, J.Evert d Bonicelli 64 62
QF Marsikova d Ebbinghaus 36 63 64, Doerner d Yvonne Vermaak [8] 7-6 6-2
SF Kruger d J.Evert 6-3 6-1, Marikova d Doerner 1-6 6-0 6-3
FI Regina Marsikova d Marise Kruger 6-4 4-6 6-2

Casals fell apart in the QF, her double fault on match point was ymbolic of her sloppy play as she failed to adjust from four months of mostly indoor matrches.

With top ten players Jausovec and Casals falling early, and Goolagong not quite ready for her comeback, teens Marsikova and Kruger charge to the finals with Regina showing her claycourt prowess. Unseeded Marsikova after the exciting final-"I was kinda lucky. When at first I saw Goolagong and Casals were playing I didn't think I would do this. I think if one of them had been in the finals i would have lost."

The Czech federation pockets all of Regina's $6,000 first prize.

***************************

Not very nice of the Czech Federation to keep all of Regina's prize money. But I know that's how it worked back then.

I am missing a few 1R results, if anyone can fill in:

1R
Casals (1) d. Gourlay Cawley
Kloss d. Barlow
Kruger d. ?????
Newberry d. ????
May (6) d. Blackwood
Bonicelli d. ????
Liess d. Harter
JEvert d. Gurdal
Mariskova d. ????
Cuypers d. DuPont
Kuykendall d. Barlow
Ebbinghaus d. Goolagong
Vermaak d. Teeguarden
Giscarfe d. ????
Doerner d. ????
Jausovec (2) d. Ziegenfuss

2R:
Casals d. Kloss
Kruger d. Newberry
Bonicelli d. May
JEvert d. Liess
Marsikova d. Cuypers
Ebbinghaus d. Kuykendall
Vermaak d. Giscarfe
Doerner d. Jausovec

DennisFitz
Jun 2nd, 2009, 11:16 PM
Dec 12-17 New South Wales Open, Sydney, AUS

FI Evonne Goolagong d Sue Barker 6-2 6-3

I have some early round results from the New South Wales Open, but not all. Would be grateful if anyone can fill in the rest:

1R
Goolagong (1) d. Gregg 60,60
Harter d. Sato
Evers d. Anliot
Marsikova d. Tobin
Guerrant d. Sawyer

2R
Marsikova d. Saliba
Guerrant d. J O'Neill
Barker (2) d. Fox

QF
Goolagong d. Gourlay Cawley 63,46,63
Redid (3) d. Harter 64,63
Marsikova d. Evers 76,46,61
Barker (2) d. Guerrant 64,76

SF
Goolagong d. Reid 46,62,63
Barker d. Marsikova


It seems the NSW from Dec 6-12 was a US$35,000 event. The Sydney tournament in November was a US$100,000 event and Melbourne the following week was a $75,000 event.

Looking back on it now, it seems very odd that in 1977-1978-1979, that as the Australian circuit built towards the Australian Open, the events got smaller in terms of prize money and the draws got weaker. And in those 3 years, the Australian Open was the weakest event of all. I still find it quite ironic.

If anyone has any recollection or explanation as to why the women wouldn't stay for the Australian Open, which even back then was one of the four majors, I'd be curious.

Hindsight is 20-20. But I always wondered if Dianne Fromholtz or Wendy Turnbull, among others, didn't think that a winner's check of $6,000 to go along with an Australian Open singles title (!) wasn't worth missing a Virginia Slims event or two. I know the Australian Open was played near or during Christmas/New Years. Still, it seems kind of sad looking back at 1970s results how so few top players competed in one of the four Grand Slam events. Seeing how huge the majors are these days, for any player of the 1970s era (other than Goolagong, Chris O'Neill and Barbara Jordan - who did win the Australian Open) to have missed out on a chance to win one of tennis' biggest events is kind of wacky.

And ironic too. Back in the 1970s, the top women were fixated on the Virginia Slims indoor winter circuit. Which these days is non-existent. There are no more indoor women's tournaments in the US. And only a handful of events (I think LA and Stanford) are considered continuous from the 1970s Slims days. Nowadays no one remembers who won the Virginia Slims of Houston. But the Australian Open is still a major. And the Sydney event is considered an important tune up event, with quality draws.

Tennis is cyclical, but interesting how things have changed over the years!

Declan
Jun 3rd, 2009, 05:35 AM
I have some early round results from the New South Wales Open, but not all. Would be grateful if anyone can fill in the rest:

1R
Goolagong (1) d. Gregg 60,60
Harter d. Sato
Evers d. Anliot
Marsikova d. Tobin
Guerrant d. Sawyer

2R
Marsikova d. Saliba
Guerrant d. J O'Neill
Barker (2) d. Fox

QF
Goolagong d. Gourlay Cawley 63,46,63
Redid (3) d. Harter 64,63
Marsikova d. Evers 76,46,61
Barker (2) d. Guerrant 64,76

SF
Goolagong d. Reid 46,62,63
Barker d. Marsikova


It seems the NSW from Dec 6-12 was a US$35,000 event. The Sydney tournament in November was a US$100,000 event and Melbourne the following week was a $75,000 event.

Looking back on it now, it seems very odd that in 1977-1978-1979, that as the Australian circuit built towards the Australian Open, the events got smaller in terms of prize money and the draws got weaker. And in those 3 years, the Australian Open was the weakest event of all. I still find it quite ironic.

If anyone has any recollection or explanation as to why the women wouldn't stay for the Australian Open, which even back then was one of the four majors, I'd be curious.

Hindsight is 20-20. But I always wondered if Dianne Fromholtz or Wendy Turnbull, among others, didn't think that a winner's check of $6,000 to go along with an Australian Open singles title (!) wasn't worth missing a Virginia Slims event or two. I know the Australian Open was played near or during Christmas/New Years. Still, it seems kind of sad looking back at 1970s results how so few top players competed in one of the four Grand Slam events. Seeing how huge the majors are these days, for any player of the 1970s era (other than Goolagong, Chris O'Neill and Barbara Jordan - who did win the Australian Open) to have missed out on a chance to win one of tennis' biggest events is kind of wacky.

And ironic too. Back in the 1970s, the top women were fixated on the Virginia Slims indoor winter circuit. Which these days is non-existent. There are no more indoor women's tournaments in the US. And only a handful of events (I think LA and Stanford) are considered continuous from the 1970s Slims days. Nowadays no one remembers who won the Virginia Slims of Houston. But the Australian Open is still a major. And the Sydney event is considered an important tune up event, with quality draws.

Tennis is cyclical, but interesting how things have changed over the years!

Sue Barker's semi-final win over Regina Marsikova was an emphatic 6-0 6-0!

Rollo
Jun 3rd, 2009, 08:54 PM
Declan-to answer your Karen Krantzcke question-she died a couple of weeks after the Texas event, in Tallahassee, Florida. She died only hours after winning the doubles even there.

Dennis-thanks for all of the info on the Charlotte, Canadian, and NSW draws. I will see if I can add the entire draws in within the new couple of days.

You pointed out an interesting feature of the Aussie women's events from this era. The Colgate Series put up a good amount of money to lure the top women Down Under weeks before Christmas, but the Aussie LTA did little or nothing to entice the women to stay. It's as if they expected them to stick around for the honor, glory, and privelidge of winning a slam. I guess plane fare back home was cheap enough to come play two events and skip the Open, as Navatilova, Stove (76) Fromholtz, Turnbull (77) and practically everybody did in 1978, as the Fed Cup attracted a top notch field and the Aussie yet again saw a second rate draw.

*There was no prize money to speak of.
* The women didn't play on center court until the semis.
* Even Aussies like John Newcombe were questioning if the Open should
keep it's status as a slam. His suggestion (made as early as 1977) of
moving cutting the women's even off from the men and moving it back
saved the event in 1980.

* Aussies such as Fromholtz and Turnbull wern't just chasing Slims money.
The Aussie LTA has banned, harrassed, or otherwise pissed off all the
women over the years.

Like you wrote, hindsight is 20/20. The consensus in the late 70s was the Aussie was fading fast. Thank heavens they turned it around.

Interestingly an article about Chris Evert in World Tennis (January 1978) has her declaring she will play the Aussie and skip the early Slims circuit. but after Mission Hills she didn't play again until March of 1978.

DennisFitz
Jun 4th, 2009, 06:52 AM
Declan-to answer your Karen Krantzcke question-she died a couple of weeks after the Texas event, in Tallahassee, Florida. She died only hours after winning the doubles even there.

Dennis-thanks for all of the info on the Charlotte, Canadian, and NSW draws. I will see if I can add the entire draws in within the new couple of days.

You pointed out an interesting feature of the Aussie women's events from this era. The Colgate Series put up a good amount of money to lure the top women Down Under weeks before Christmas, but the Aussie LTA did little or nothing to entice the women to stay. It's as if they expected them to stick around for the honor, glory, and privelidge of winning a slam. I guess plane fare back home was cheap enough to come play two events and skip the Open, as Navatilova, Stove (76) Fromholtz, Turnbull (77) and practically everybody did in 1978, as the Fed Cup attracted a top notch field and the Aussie yet again saw a second rate draw.

*There was no prize money to speak of.
* The women didn't play on center court until the semis.
* Even Aussies like John Newcombe were questioning if the Open should
keep it's status as a slam. His suggestion (made as early as 1977) of
moving cutting the women's even off from the men and moving it back
saved the event in 1980.

* Aussies such as Fromholtz and Turnbull wern't just chasing Slims money.
The Aussie LTA has banned, harrassed, or otherwise pissed off all the
women over the years.

Like you wrote, hindsight is 20/20. The consensus in the late 70s was the Aussie was fading fast. Thank heavens they turned it around.

Interestingly an article about Chris Evert in World Tennis (January 1978) has her declaring she will play the Aussie and skip the early Slims circuit. but after Mission Hills she didn't play again until March of 1978.

Rollo

Thanks for the background info.

I hadn't realized all the politics of the LTA back in the 1970s. As with so much tennis politics throughout the years, it's sad that these organizations were so short-sighted, alienating the players, etc. It nearly cost the Aussies a bg place in the game. Glad things got turned around.

I still think it is a dark time for the women's game in the late 1970s, with regards to international competition. I know the Slims circuit was big, and provided probably half he total prize money the women competed for throughout the year. But like I said, who remembers today who won the VS of Houston back in 1978? Sure the Australian Open champ from 1978 is an obscure player, but Chris O'Neill had one thing her fellow Aussies like Fromholtz and Turnbull, along with players like Rosie Casals, Betty Stove, Greer Stevens, and so many others of the time don't have. And that's a Grand Slams singles crown! Coupled with the top women playing WTT instead of European clay events (I know the European tour was shoving the women aside and not offering a lot of prize money....then again how many top women were showing up? It wasn't just a chicken and egg thing, it was a cat and mouse game too) BJ King and the women chose money over prestige and history. While they now have equal prize money at the majors, they might have gotten it a lot sooner if they were present at all the majors back in the 1970s.

I never understood the 1978 season, when so many top women trekked Down Under for the Fed Cup, only to pack up and leave before the Australian Open. Again, terribly ironic considering today the Fed Cup is like Tier III event (which ought to just bite the dust and go away) but the women wouldn't dream of passing up on the Australian Open.

Rollo
Jun 4th, 2009, 04:09 PM
Slowly but surely this is coming together.

Added in full results for NSwales,sigles for Charlotte, Full results for Canada, full results (jncluding mixed) for the US Open.

Still need:

Ft Wayne
Dubs for Charlotte
1/2 of first round singles for South African
Qualifying results for the US Open.
WTT playoff results and overall team/player standings.

Please keep results coming!:)

Jem
Jun 5th, 2009, 03:21 AM
Rollo

Thanks for the background info.

I hadn't realized all the politics of the LTA back in the 1970s. As with so much tennis politics throughout the years, it's sad that these organizations were so short-sighted, alienating the players, etc. It nearly cost the Aussies a bg place in the game. Glad things got turned around.

I still think it is a dark time for the women's game in the late 1970s, with regards to international competition. I know the Slims circuit was big, and provided probably half he total prize money the women competed for throughout the year. But like I said, who remembers today who won the VS of Houston back in 1978? Sure the Australian Open champ from 1978 is an obscure player, but Chris O'Neill had one thing her fellow Aussies like Fromholtz and Turnbull, along with players like Rosie Casals, Betty Stove, Greer Stevens, and so many others of the time don't have. And that's a Grand Slams singles crown! Coupled with the top women playing WTT instead of European clay events (I know the European tour was shoving the women aside and not offering a lot of prize money....then again how many top women were showing up? It wasn't just a chicken and egg thing, it was a cat and mouse game too) BJ King and the women chose money over prestige and history. While they now have equal prize money at the majors, they might have gotten it a lot sooner if they were present at all the majors back in the 1970s.

I never understood the 1978 season, when so many top women trekked Down Under for the Fed Cup, only to pack up and leave before the Australian Open. Again, terribly ironic considering today the Fed Cup is like Tier III event (which ought to just bite the dust and go away) but the women wouldn't dream of passing up on the Australian Open.

Would have to respectfully disagree with several assertions in your post. First, I don't think the late 70s were a dark time for women's tennis at all. As you note, there wasn't a lot of love for the women overseas, but it was picking up. If you understood how long the women had toiled for decent purses, you probably could understand then why they were deeply committed to Virginia Slims. Prize money sucked outside the U.S. Why would you show and play in places where you were valued so little vs. playing in places where you were respected, treated and compensated like professionals?

The powers that be in Europe and even Australia to an extent cared very little about the women's game. Even in the early years of pro tennis, they kept the women on outside courts for most of the tournament and paid them pittance compared with what the men got. When the Colgate Series launched in 1977, the French Open even balked about having to set a minimum purse of $35,000 for the women. As it was, the Italian Open, with its $35,000 purse, paid more to the winner than the French, because the French had a bigger draw but still kept their prize money at $35,000. By contrast, I believe the VS was paying $125,000 or $150,000 purses, plus they were treating their players very well and showcasing their talents.

My personal feeling is that your suggestion that the women might have gotten equal prize money at the grand slams sooner had they showed up in the 1970s simply doesn't ring true. It's only been in the last couple of years that the French and Wimbledon agreed to equal prize money and not all that long since the Aussies did it. This despite the fact that there were some golden days for women in this time and they deserved equal billing and compensation. Frankly, I think Wimbledon and the French held their noses and decided they really had no other choice but to give equal prize money -- I don't think even now they wanted to. You can go all the way back to 1973, and you'll find it was an exciting Wimbledon for the women that allowed the tournament to post record crowds, despite the fact that all of the top men skipped the tournament.

Regarding 1978 specifically, the top women went down to Australia for the Fed Cup, because the sponsor of the circuit, Colgate, also sponsored Fed Cup. Colgate put up a very nice prize money for the Fed Cup -- it was a one-week event and attracted good audiences in the 70s and 80s. I suspect had he Aussie Open put up some decent prize money, the women might have stuck around for it. But it was a mere $35,000, and the women got that much or more for winning a Slims tournament. You would think the Aussies would have been farsighted enough back then to try to take advantage of the fact that the top women were coming, but they didn't.

Of course, you also have to consider that the Aussie actually played over the Christmas holidays during those years as well. Frankly, no one wanted to be away from home during the Christmas season Not even the top men played Australia -- look at the winners of the men's tournament in those years, and you'll seem another cast of very unlikely slam winners.

Given the importance of the Slams in today's environment, it's hard to understand the feelings that drove tennis in the 1970s. Really, the French and Australian more so became irrelevant events for the women in particular. Slams counted, but they didn't carry the same weight as they do today. I'm not sure that generation was focused on the history books. In fact, I credit Sampras with renewing interest in slams because he was more passionate about them than anyone in recent history -- to that point in history anyway. After years and years of getting absolutely nothing from the game, the women were entitled to go after the money a bit in my mind. Qualifying for the VS Championships was far more prestigious -- and lucrative -- than playing the Italian, French or Australian. So the women went and played where they were respected and treated best.

Declan
Jun 6th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Beckenham UK Kent Championships (GR) May 29-Jun 4
FI Yvonne Vermaak d Michelle Tyler 6-4 5-7 6-1

First Round:
Maria Bueno d. Kathleen Pratt 6-3 6-3
V. Komar d. S. Bakewell 6-2 6-0
A. Weisenberger d. M. Colville 6-4 6-2
Chris O'Neil d. Cathy Drury 6-1 6-2
Pam Whytcross d. Michele Gurdal 6-0 9-8
E. Dignam d. Monica Alvarez 7-9 6-1 7-5
Jo Durie d. Kate Glancy 6-3 6-1
Chris Newton d. Leanne Harrison 3-6 6-1 6-4
Michele Tyler d. Carrie Meyer 6-4 5-7 6-1
Chris Matison d. Lise Senn 6-1 6-2
Carol Bailey d. Helene Petellier 6-1 6-2
Helena Anliot d. Mary Sawyer 2-6 6-2 10-8
Bunny Bruning d. G. Sammel 4-6 7-5 6-4
Carmen Perea d. N. Weigel 6-3 7-5
C. Thomas d. Aleida Spex 3-6 6-4 6-3
Sue Saliba d. Pam Bailey 6-4 6-4
Nerida Gregory d. J. Sheridan 6-0 6-0
Kaye Hallam d. Tanya Harford 6-2 6-4
Daniela Marzano d. K. Fukuoka 6-2 6-4
Corinne Molesworth d. Pauline Peled 6-4 6-3
Kimiyo Hatanaka d. Candy Reynolds w.o.
Naoko Sato d. Wendy Barlow 6-3 6-2
Lorna Whitfield d. Margareta Forsgardh 6-2 6-8 6-3
Mimi Wikstedt d. Marjorie Blackwood 6-1 8-6
Claire Harrison d. R. Khan 6-4 7-5
C. Lane d. Linda Geeves 6-2 6-2
Lindsay Blanchford d.Laurie Tenney 6-3 6-1
Jane Stratton d. Sylvana Urroz w.o.
Nina Bohm d. Julia Lloyd 6-2 6-3
B. Buckley d. Marie Victoria Baldovinos 6-3 7-9 6-2
Yvonne Vermaak d. Debbie Jevans 6-0 6-2
Sharon Walsh d. M. McLean6-4 3-6 6-4

Second Round:

Bueno d. Komar 6-2 6-2
O'Neil d. Weisenberger 6-0 5-7 6-1
Whytcross d. Dignam 7-5 6-3
Durie d. Newton 6-3 3-6 6-3
Tyler d. Matison 6-2 6-2
Anliot d. Bailey 8-6 6-4
Bruning d. Perea 9-7 6-1
Saliba d. Thomas 6-2 6-4
Gregory d. Hallam 6-1 0-6 6-1
Molesworth d. Marzano 4-6 6-2 6-3
Sato d. Hatanaka 3-6 6-4 6-3
Wikstedt d. Whitfield 4-6 6-3 6-2
Lane d. Harrison 6-3 6-4
Stratton d. Blanchford 6-2 7-5
Bohm d. Buckley 6-3 4-6 6-4
Vermaak d. Walsh 6-4 6-4

Third Round:

Bueno d. O'Neil 6-0 8-6
Durie d. Whytcross 9-7 6-2
Tyler d. Anliot 6-2 6-2
Bruning d. Saliba 6-3 3-6 6-4
Gregory d. Molesworth 6-4 6-1
Wikstedt d. Sato 6-0 9-7
Stratton d. Lane 6-1 9-8
Vermaak d. Bohm 6-2 7-9 6-0

Quarter-Finals:

Durie d. Bueno 2-6 6-1 6-1
Tyler d. Bruning 3-6 6-2 6-1
Wikstedt d. Gregory 6-4 2-6 6-4
Vermaak d. Stratton 8-6 6-4

Semi-Finals:

Tyler d. Durie 7-5 7-5
Vermaak d. Wikstedt 6-0 6-3

Final:

Vermaak d. Tyler 6-4 5-7 6-1

"The best performance by a British player was undoubtedly 16-year-old Jo Durie's 2-6 6-1 6-1 quarter-final win over Maria Bueno. The Bristol girl wasn't even born when Miss Bueno won the first of her 3 Wimbledon singles titles in 1959. "I knew she was a legend in the game, and curiously, I had been reading all I could find about her only a short while ago, never dreaming I'd be on the same court as her, never mind beating her'".
From 'Tennis Today'.

Doubles Final:
Stratton/Wikstedt d. Bruning/Walsh 6-3 6-0

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 01:37 PM
1977


WTA Computer Rankings (as of November 31)

01. 17.612 Chris Evert
02. 12.244 Billie Jean King
03. 11.881 Martina Navratilova
04. 10.185 Virginia Wade
05. 09.515 Sue Barker
06. 07.693 Rosie Casals
07. 06.617 Betty Stove
08. 06.462 Diane Fromholtz
09. 06.326 Wendy Turnbull
10. 06.061 Kerry Reid

11. 05.738 Mima Jausovec
12. 05.065 Tracy Austin
13. 04.989 Greer Stevens
14. 04.313 Terry Holladay
15. 04.244 Joanne Russell
16. 03.951 Virginia Ruzici
17. 03.895 Kristien Shaw
18. 03.813 Janet Newberry
19. 03.759 Katja Ebbinghaus
20. 03.700 Regina Marsikova

21. 03.623 Kathy May
22. 03.513 Renee Richards
23. 03.484 Laura Dupont
24. 03.462 Renata Tomanova
25. 03.459 Marise Kruger
26. 03.251 Nancy Richey
27. 03.124 Mona Guerrant
28. 03.062 Helen Cawley
29. 02.957 Yvonne Vermaak
30. 02.853 Betsy Nagelson

31. 02.811 Julie Anthony
32. 02.740 Francoise Durr
33. 02.591 Florenta Mihai
34. 02.563 Brigitte Cuypers
35. 02.494 Fiorella Bonicelli

30. Durr
32. Mihai

The computer differs with most experts on the year end final rankings. King finishes #3, though most writers put her at #5. Wimbledon champion Wade is at #5, while many writers give her the #2 spot. Turnbull at #10 is also a little lower on the computer. Tracy Austin’s first year end ranking is #12, quite impressive for a part-timer. Renee Richards debuts at #21. Though seeded #11 at Wimbledon, Durr fades away and finishes the year at #30. Nancy Richey’s last year ends at #26. Florenta Mihai, French finalist is #32.

I always found it a bit odd as to how Austin finished the year so highly ranked. Maybe Rollo you could enlighten us as to how the computer was programmed back then? Some of the rankings seem odd, although I think that the top 5 are in the right order.;)

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 01:48 PM
VS of Chicago (IN) Feb 7-13
1R Casals d Stevens 65 ret., Ruzici d. Reid 16 62 63, Stove d Marsikova 63 63, Cuypers d. Morozova 76 61, Shaw d. Mihai 67 63 62
2R Court d Tomanova 63 62, Casals d. Ruzici 67 63 64, Chmyreva d. Durr 57 76 75, Julie Anthony d Russell 75 62, Stove d Newberry 57 75 62, Shaw d. Dupont 64 46 64
QF Court d Casals 57 63 76, Chmyreva d. Anthony 75 75
QF Stove d Cuypers 6 1 63, Evert d Shaw 60 61
SF Court d Chmyreva 76 61, Evert d Stove 62 61
FI Evert d Court 61 63

Chrissie must be a great teammate. She has played WTT partner Kristien Shaw in successive weeks and given her a total of one game in the process.
The last event that involved the Soviets. The USSR pulled its players off the tour because they weren’t allowed to compete against the South Africans. For the second week in a row a Soviet player has been in the semis. Morozova is still a top 20 player though her best years are past. Chmyreva is closing in on the top ten. However, it will be another decade before the Soviets can compete internationally, effectively ending young Natasha’s career.

Futures of Ohio Columbus, OH, US (IN) Feb 7-13
F Yvonne Vermaak d. Lindsey Beaven 75 62

I never saw Chymreva play but I know that she was highly regarded in the tennis world. Is it not really sad how politics-particularly in the 70s and early 80s- impinged so much on the ability of athletes to carry out their professional roles? It is sad as it sounds as if Natasha could have been at the same kind of level as eg Ruzici and Jausovec if she had had a few more years to develop.

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 01:52 PM
VS San Francisco Feb 28-Mar 6
Prelim – Kiyomura d. Dupont 61 63
1R Durr d Turnbull 16 63 64, Casals d. Tomanova 63 63, Reid d Holladay 75 26 62
2R Casals d Stevens 63 57 63, Reid d Shaw 62 76, Jausovec d Newberry 63 63, Wade d Ruzici 63 61
QF Barker d Durr 63 62, Casals d Reid 62 61, Wade d Jausovec 63 75, Evert d Stove 76 61
SF Barker d Casals 62 62, Wade d Evert 63 64
F Barker d Wade 63 64

Jacksonville Futures Feb 28-Mar 6

1R Iris Riedl d Mihai 75 67 64

FI Lindsay Beaven d Hagey 6-4 7-5

An all British final and a futures event won by a Briton- oh for the days again Rollo:help:

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 01:59 PM
[QUOTE=Rollo;15785197]May 9-15 German Open Hamburg, GER
2R Kruger d Hana Mandlikova 62 36 64, Dupont d Newberry 76 64
3R Heidi Eisterlehner d Kruger 67 63 64
QF Marsikova d Plehova 62 64, Eisterlehner d Riedl 26 76 63
QF Dupont d Tomanova 57 76 63, Katja Ebbinghaus d Mihai 61 63
SF Eisterlehner d Marsikova 63 62, Dupont d Ebbinghaus 46 63 75
FI Laura Dupont d Heidi Eisterlehner 61 64

15 year old Hana Mandlikova is incorrectly listed as from the USSR by World Tennis.[/QUOTE

Great effort by the young Mandlikova to push Kruger like that. And was it not ace that Laura DuPont has her name on the trophy of one of the great tournaments of tennis?

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Surbiton UK Surrey Grass Court Chmps (GR) May 23-28

Third Round
Winnie Shaw Wooldridge d. Kym Ruddell 6-4 7-5
Gregory d. Chapman 6-3 6-2
Blackwood d. Campbell 6-1 6-3
Pauline Elliot d. Fordyce 6-3 6-4
Coe d. Ballheimer 6-4 6-0
Wilton d. Scott 6-4 6-2
Samuel d. Fenwick 1-6 6-3 6-4
Sawyer d. Amanda Tobin 6-2 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Wooldridge d. Gregory 6-3 3-6 6-4
Elliot d. Blackwood 6-3 6-3
Wilton d. Coe 6-2 7-5
Samuel d. Sawyer 7-5 6-7 6-2

Semi-Finals:
Wooldridge d. Elliott 6-1 6-2
Samuel d. Wilton 6-3 2-6 7-5

Final:
Winnie Shaw Wooldridge d. Samuel 6-3 7-5

Doubles:

Semi-Finals:
Saliba/Sawyer d. Chapman/Perry 6-2 6-3
Gregory/Hallam d. Mundel/Samuel 7-6 6-2

Final:
Gregory/Hallam d. Saliba/Sawyer 1-6 6-4 7-5

May 23-28 Red Hackle West of Scotland Championships, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Third Round:
Ann Jones d. A. Paul 6-0 6-1
K. Pratt d. R. Lothian 6-2 6-0
Leanne Harrison (Aus) d. M. Love 3-6 6-1 6-3
C. Harrison d. R. Taylor6-1 6-1

Debbie Jevans d. S. Moodie 6-3 6-2
Jo Durie d. J. Erskine 6-2 3-6 6-3
M. Pratt d. S. Imhof 7-6 6-2
Helena Anliot (Swd) d. E. Armstrong 6-2 6-2

Quarter-Finals:
Jones d. Pratt 6-2 6-0
C. Harrison d. L. Harrison 6-1 6-1
Durie d. Jevans 6-2 6-3
Anliot d. Pratt 6-1 6-1

Semi-Finals:
Jones d. Harrison 7-5 6-0
Anliot d. Durie 7-6 6-3

Final: Ann Jones d. Helena Anliot 6-2 6-2

Doubles Semi-Finals:
Anliot/Jones d. Erskine/Love 6-2 6-1
Durie/C. Harrison d. Armstrong/Armstrong 7-5 2-6 6-4

Final: Durie/Harrison d. Anliot/Jones 6-1 4-6 6-2

Blue-Gray Championships – Montgomery, AL May 30
FI Kate Latham d Kathy Kuykendall 7-6 6-2

Wonder if Andy Murray knows how close his mum came to beating Jo Durie once?;). Thanks for that, as a Glaswegian those results of real interest!!!!

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 02:10 PM
[QUOTE=Rollo;15785272]Federation Cup Eastbourne, UK, (GR) June 13-18 33 nations.
75K pounds prize money.
Seeds: #1 US #2 G. Britain #3 Australia

Second Round
Aus d. Brazil 3-0: Reid d. Maria Bueno 6-1 6-2

Quarters
US d. France 3-0: King d. Thibault 6-0 6-0,Evert d Durr 61 63
SA d. Netherlands 2-1: Stevens d. Vessies-Appel 6-0 6-1, Stove (Neth)
d. Cuypers 6-2 6-1, Boshoff/Kloss d. Stove/Vessies 6-1 6-3
Aus d. W. Germany 2-1: Ebbinghaus (Ger) d. Fromholtz 4-6 6-0 6-4,
Reid d. Mastoff 6-3 6-3, Reid/Turnbull d. Ebbinghaus/Mastoff 2-6 6-3 6-3
GB d. Sweden 3-0: Barker d. Wikstedt 6-2 6-0, Wade d. Bentzer 7-5 6-2

Semis
US d. S. Africa 3-0: King d. Stevens 6-2 6-0, Evert d. Cuypers 6-1 6-1
Aus d. G. Britain 2-1: Fromholtz d. Barker 6-3 6-4, Reid d. Wade 6-4 6-4

Finals US d Australia 2-1
King d Fromholtz 61 26 62,Evert d Reid 75 63
Reid/Turnbull d. Casals/Evert 6-3 6-3


**Note-the Barker "win" at Eastbourne is PROBABLY the 21 and under event-there was no regular event at Eastbourne in 1977 due to Fed Cup.



Scottish Championships Edinburgh (GR) Jun 12-18
Draw=16, qualifying draw =32. Draw is complete.

Qualifying: Tracy Austin played qualifying here and lost to Britain's Sue Mappin, a result that has been airbrushed out of tennis history!!

Q1 A. McDade d. Sabina Simmonds 4-6 8-6 8-6
Q1 Mary Carillo d. Pam Whytcross 6-0 6-3
Q1 Tracy Austin d. Lesley Charles 6-4 9-7
Q1 Suw Mappin d. Mary Struthers 6-0 6-3
Q1 Anne Hobbs d. Cynthia Doerner w/o
Q1 Val Ziegenfuss d. S. Hagey w/o
Q1 Candy Reynolds d. Helen Cawley w/o
Q1 B. Bruning d. Lindsay Beaven w/o

Q1 Virginia Ruzici d. Mary Hamm 6-3 6-0
Q1 Michelle Tyler d. S. Moodie 6-1 6-2
Q1 Lele Forood d. R. Lothian 6-3 6-4
Q1 Betsy Nagelsen d. Pat Bostrom 6-4 6-4
Q1 J. Erskine d. J. Menzies 6-1 6-2
Q1 Kathy Harter d. F. Guedy 6-4 6-0
Q1 Yyonne Vermaak d. J. Fayter w/o
Q1 Carrie Meyer d. Florenta Mihai w/o

Q2 Carillo d. McDade 9-7 3-6 8-6
Q2 Mappin d. Austin 7-5 4-6 6-2
Q2 Hobbs d. Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-4
Q2 Reynolds d. Bruning 5-7 6-3 6-4

Q2 Ruzici d. Tyler 6-1 9-7
Q2 Nagelsen d. Forood 6-2 6-2
Q2 Harter d. Erskine 6-1 6-2
Q2 Meyer d. Vermaak 6-4 6-2

Q3 Mappin d. Carillo 6-1 6-2
Q3 Reynolds d. Hobbs 6-4 4-6 9-7
Q3 Nagelsen d. Ruzici 6-3 6-4
Q3 Harter d. Meyer 6-2 8-6 6-4

QQ Mappin d. Reynolds 6-4 6-4
QQ Naglesen d. Harter 6-2 6-4

Seeds were 1. Navratilova 2. Jausovec 3. May 4. Russell

Main Draw First Round:
Martina Navratilova d. Laura DuPont 6-1 6-3
Pam Teeguarden d. Sue Mappin [Q] 6-3 7-5
Betsy Nagelsen [Q] d. Joanne Russell 3-6 6-3 7-5
Lesley Hunt d. Marise Kruger 6-3 8-6

Kristien Shaw d. Terry Holladay 3-6 6-4 6-2
Regina Marsikova d. Kathy May 3-6 6-4 6-2
Janet Newberry d. Renata Tomanova 6-1 6-0
Julie Anthony d. Mima Jausovec 4-6 6-3 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Navratilova d. Teeguarden 6-1 6-3
Hunt d. Nagelsen 6-4 2-6 6-4
Shaw d. Marsikova 6-4 4-6 6-0
Anthony d. Newberry 7-9 8-6 6-4

Semi-Finals:
Navratilova d. Hunt 6-4 6-2
Shaw d. Anthony 6-0 6-3

Final:
Navratilova d. Shaw 2-6 9-8 7-5

Scottish Championships - Doubles

First Round:
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Erskine/Lothian 6-0 6-3
Bruning/Russell d. E. Armstrong/G. Armstrong 6-1 7-5
DuPont/Newberry d. Austin/Hunt 3-6 6-3 9-7
Meyer/Tomanova d.Forood/Struthers 6-4 6-1
Bostrom/Vermaak d. Shaw/Ziegenfuss 7-5 3-6 6-3
Kruger/McDade d. Holladay/May 8-6 6-1
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Hamm/Reynolds 6-2 6-2
Marsikova/Teeguarden d. Carillo/Harter 7-5 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Bruning/Russell 3-6 6-3 6-2
Meyer/Tomanova d. DuPont/Newberry 6-4 6-1
Kruger/McDade d. Bostrom/Vermaak 6-0 6-3
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Marsikova/Teeguarden w.o.

Semi-Finals:
Meyer/Tomanova d. Jausovec/Ruzici 6-3 6-8 6-4
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Kruger/McDade 6-3 6-2

Final:
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Meyer/Tomanova 6-1 3-6 6-1

Note that Judith Erskine, who played in singles and doubles here, is now known as Judy Murray, Andy's Mum!


The event plays the tiebreaker at 8 all, leading to marathons like Julie Anthony’s 40 game win over Janet Newberry. Kristein Shaw comes very close to the win of her career taking a set off Martina and pushing her to a second tiebreaker before going down in a 75 third set. In fact, Kristien Shaw had a match point in the second set at 5-4 40-30.

Tracy Austin loses in qualifying to Mappin. A quality field, probably due to the fact that Eastbourne was hosting the Fed Cup this week and many players needed Wimbledon preparation.


What a fantastic line up for the Scottish Open- and what a qualifying draw. However I guess the main draw was small so many had to attempt to qualify!!! And that is right- Sue Mappin well done for beating Tracy Austin. We will ignore her age and lack of knowledge of grass, just celebrate Sue;)

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 02:22 PM
US Open

Chris Evert(1) d. Sharon Walsh 6-1 6-0
Pam Whytcross d. Nina Bohm 2-6 6-0 7-6
Helena Anliot d. Bunny Bruning 7-5 6-2
Regina Marsikova bye

Lesley Hunt bye
Helen Cawley d. Mary Carillo 6-2 6-3
Peanut Louie bye
Nancy Richey d. Mary Struthers 6-2 6-2

Kerry Reid(9) d. Jane Stratton 6-2 6-3
Jeanne Evert bye
Zenda Liess d. Ruta Gerulaitis 6-3 0-6 6-4
Sue Saliba bye

Sheila McInerney bye
Barbara Hallquist d. Lesley Charles 6-4 6-4
Anne Smith d. Marcie Louie 7-5 6-4
Billie Jean King(7) bye

Sue Barker(4) d. Katja Ebbinghaus 6-4 5-7 6-3
Iris Riedel bye
Tracy Austin d. Heidi Eisterlehner 3-6 6-3 6-1
Donna Ganz bye

Trish Bostrom bye
Candy Reynolds d. Linda Thomas 6-4 6-2
Maria Bueno bye
Virginia Ruzici d. Michele Gurdal 2-6 6-3 6-2

Florenta Mihai d. Kristien Shaw(11) 6-3 6-2
Stacy Margolin bye
Kathy Kuykendall bye
Lindsay Beaven d. Ann Kiyomura 6-4 6-2

Laura Dupont bye
Lele Forood d. Helle Sparre-Viragh 3-6 6-4 7-6
Ilana Kloss bye
Betty Stove(5) d. Lea Antonoplis 6-3 3-6 6-2

Rosie Casals(6) d. Betsy Nagelsen 2-6 6-4 6-3
Pam Teeguarden bye
Brigette Cuypers d. Caroline Stoll 7-5 6-7 6-2
Pauline Elliott bye

Barbara Jordan bye
Greer Stevens d. Kate Latham 6-3 6-4
Cynthia Doerner bye
Wendy Turnbull(12) d. Sabina Simmonds 6-2 6-1

Mona Guerrant d. Yvonne Vermaak 7-6 2-6 6-1
Wendy Overton bye
Joanne Russell d. Gail Lovera 7-5 6-4
Terry Holladay bye

Fiorella Bonicelli bye
Rayni Fox d. Mimi Wikstedt 6-4 6-3
Margaret Riley bye
Virginia Wade(3) d. Renee Richards 6-1 6-4

Dianne Fromholtz(8) d. Linky Boshoff 6-1 6-4
Julie Anthony bye
Michelle Tyler d. Kathy May 6-4 2-0 ret
Robin Harris bye

Janet Newberry d. Carol Bailey 6-1 6-0
Renata Tomanova bye
Ingrid Bentzer bye
Mima Jausovec(10) d. Francoise Durr 6-3 6-1

Peggy Michel d. Val Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-3
Marise Kruger bye
Kathleen Harter bye
Glynis Coles d. Chris Penn 1-6 6-2 7-5

Tanya Harford bye
Diane Evers d. Sue Mappin 6-4 6-2
Carrie Meyer bye
Martina Navratilova(2) d. Mary Hamm 6-0 6-1

2nd Round
Evert(1) d. Whytcross 6-0 6-0
Anliot d. Marsikova 2-6 6-4 6-1
L.Hunt d. Cawley 7-5 3-6 6-3
Richey d. P.Louie 7-6 6-2

Reid(9) d. J.Evert 6-0 6-2
Liess d. Saliba 6-3 6-3
McInerney d. Hallquist 7-5 6-0
King(7) d. A.Smith 6-3 3-6 7-5

Barker(4) d. Riedel 6-4 4-6 6-1
Austin d. Ganz 6-1 6-2
Bostrom d. C.Reynolds 6-2 6-1
Ruzici d. Bueno 6-2 6-3

Mihai d. Margolin 2-6 6-1 6-1
Kuykendall d. Beaven 6-0 6-4
L.Dupont d. Forood 6-4 6-4
Stove(5) d. Kloss 6-4 6-1

Casals(6) d. Teeguarden 6-3 7-6
Cuypers d. Elliott 6-2 6-3
B.Jordan d. Stevens 6-4 6-4
Turnbull(12) d. Doerner 6-0 6-2

Guerrant d. Overton 6-0 4-6 7-5
Russell d. Holladay 6-2 3-6 6-1
Bonicelli d. Fox 6-3 6-4
Wade(3) d. Riley 6-4 6-0

Fromholtz(8) d. Anthony 6-3 6-2
Tyler d. Harris 6-2 6-4
Newberry d. Tomanova 6-4 7-6
Jausovec(10) d. Bentzer 6-1 6-1

M.Kruger d. Michel 6-2 6-2
Harter d. Coles 5-7 6-4 7-5
Harford d. Evers 6-4 6-1
Navratilova(2) d. C.Meyer 6-4 6-1
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3rd Round
Evert(1) d. Anliot 6-2 6-2
Richey d. L.Hunt 6-1 7-6
Reid(9) d. Liess 7-6 6-1
King(7) d. McInerney 6-1 2-6 6-1

Austin d. Barker(4) 6-1 6-4
Ruzici d. Bostrom 6-2 6-1
Kuykendall d. Mihai 6-3 6-1
Stove(5) d. L.Dupont 7-5 6-4

Casals(6) d. Cuypers 6-2 1-6 6-2
Turnbull(12) d. B.Jordan 6-4 6-3
Guerrant d. Russell 5-7 6-3 6-1
Wade(3) d. Bonicelli 4-6 6-1 6-2

Fromholtz(8) d. Tyler 6-2 6-3
Jausovec(10) d. Newberry 6-1 6-2
M.Kruger d. Harter 6-0 6-0
Navratilova(2) d. Harford 6-0 6-2
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4th Round
Evert(1) d. Richey 6-3 6-0
King(7) d. Reid(9) 6-1 3-6 7-6
Austin d. Ruzici 6-3 7-5
Stove(5) d. Kuykendall 6-3 6-0

Turnbull(12) d. Casals(6) 4-6 6-0 6-0
Wade(3) d. Guerrant 7-5 6-4
Jausovec(10) d. Fromholtz(8) 6-3 6-2
Navratilova(2) d. M.Kruger 6-2 6-1
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Quarters
Evert(1) d. King(7) 6-2 6-0
Stove(5) d. Austin 6-2 6-2
Turnbull(12) d. Wade(3) 6-2 6-1
Navratilova(2) d. Jausovec(10) 6-4 6-1

Semis
Evert(1) d. Stove(5) 6-3 7-5
Turnbull(12) d. Navratilova(2) 2-6 7-5 6-4

Final
Evert(1) d. Turnbull(12) 7-6 6-2

While Evert nails down the year’s #1 ranking with her win, Wendy Turnbull marks her arrival by defeating Casals, Wade, and Navratilova on the big stage. Wendy has played the tour since the early 70’s, but has never made a mark as a top player until now. Tracy Austin routs Sue Barker and Virginia Ruzici until Stove’s big game takes her down. Evert embarrasses old foes Richey and King allowing just 3 and 2 games against them in successive matches. The King/Reid fourth round encounter saw BJK’s famous temper flare and Kerry ask the umpire to assess a point penalty. When King asked Reid what she said to the umpire, Kerry wouldn’t say. This infuriated King, who was more determined to win and refused to shake Kerry’s hand after the match. Such love between the members of the Original Nine.

It was a landmark year at the US Open Rollo and a historic way to say farewell to Forest Hills. I think it was a remarkable run by Turnbull- ok Wade and Casals were not comfortable on clay. But I dont think that Wendy would regard it as her favourite surface either. The Barker loss was awful- watched it the other day and Sue could hardly move- it was awful to watch.
And as for Kerry Reid- everyone says she was a nice person but when you hear the above and the way Renne Richards was treated it makes you wonder.:tape:

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Nov. 9-11 Wightman Cup San Francisco (IN) US wins 7-0

Day 1: Evert d Wade 7-5 7-6 (3), King d Barker 6-1 6-4
Day 2: Casals d Tyler 6-2 3-6 6-4, King/Russell d Charles/Mappin 6-0 6-1
Day 3: King d Wade 6-4 3-6 8-6, Evert d Barker 6-1 6-2, Evert/Casals d Wade/Barker 6-2 6-4


7,351 come out on night one. Barker, who had been out 3 weeks from anemia, can't put up much of a fight. Wad emore than makes up for it. Wad emore than compensates though, as she hurls herself at the net. It's nip and tuck all the way. Virginia hits an ace to get to 3-4 in the tiebreak, but errors and Evert passing shots end an entertaining match.

4,814 attend the second night. The US clinches the Cup by taking both matches for a 4-0 lead.

a sellout of 11,317 comes out on the star-studded third night.

Rollo. many thanks for all the hard work with this thread-it is wonderful and informative:worship:

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 02:34 PM
Oops, for a minute thought it was Winnie and not Kristien who pushed Martina all the way in the Scottish Champs.

If only Chris;)

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 02:41 PM
I have some early round results from the New South Wales Open, but not all. Would be grateful if anyone can fill in the rest:

1R
Goolagong (1) d. Gregg 60,60
Harter d. Sato
Evers d. Anliot
Marsikova d. Tobin
Guerrant d. Sawyer

2R
Marsikova d. Saliba
Guerrant d. J O'Neill
Barker (2) d. Fox

QF
Goolagong d. Gourlay Cawley 63,46,63
Redid (3) d. Harter 64,63
Marsikova d. Evers 76,46,61
Barker (2) d. Guerrant 64,76

SF
Goolagong d. Reid 46,62,63
Barker d. Marsikova


It seems the NSW from Dec 6-12 was a US$35,000 event. The Sydney tournament in November was a US$100,000 event and Melbourne the following week was a $75,000 event.

Looking back on it now, it seems very odd that in 1977-1978-1979, that as the Australian circuit built towards the Australian Open, the events got smaller in terms of prize money and the draws got weaker. And in those 3 years, the Australian Open was the weakest event of all. I still find it quite ironic.

If anyone has any recollection or explanation as to why the women wouldn't stay for the Australian Open, which even back then was one of the four majors, I'd be curious.

Hindsight is 20-20. But I always wondered if Dianne Fromholtz or Wendy Turnbull, among others, didn't think that a winner's check of $6,000 to go along with an Australian Open singles title (!) wasn't worth missing a Virginia Slims event or two. I know the Australian Open was played near or during Christmas/New Years. Still, it seems kind of sad looking back at 1970s results how so few top players competed in one of the four Grand Slam events. Seeing how huge the majors are these days, for any player of the 1970s era (other than Goolagong, Chris O'Neill and Barbara Jordan - who did win the Australian Open) to have missed out on a chance to win one of tennis' biggest events is kind of wacky.

And ironic too. Back in the 1970s, the top women were fixated on the Virginia Slims indoor winter circuit. Which these days is non-existent. There are no more indoor women's tournaments in the US. And only a handful of events (I think LA and Stanford) are considered continuous from the 1970s Slims days. Nowadays no one remembers who won the Virginia Slims of Houston. But the Australian Open is still a major. And the Sydney event is considered an important tune up event, with quality draws.

Tennis is cyclical, but interesting how things have changed over the years!

That is so correct Dennis. It is utterly bizarre how the Australian Open would have the weakest draw of all the Aussie events. I am sure now that Fromholtz, and definitely Turnbull, would regret that they did not play. When we are all dead and gone people will look at the record books and see Chris O Neil and Barbara Jordan as GS winners- they wont neccessarily know the history behind it.
And yes it is amazing to think that the Virginia Slims events- so important then- are now consigned to the past. And that Sydney and the Australian Open have regained- or found?-their rightful place in the game.

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 02:44 PM
Declan-to answer your Karen Krantzcke question-she died a couple of weeks after the Texas event, in Tallahassee, Florida. She died only hours after winning the doubles even there.

Dennis-thanks for all of the info on the Charlotte, Canadian, and NSW draws. I will see if I can add the entire draws in within the new couple of days.

You pointed out an interesting feature of the Aussie women's events from this era. The Colgate Series put up a good amount of money to lure the top women Down Under weeks before Christmas, but the Aussie LTA did little or nothing to entice the women to stay. It's as if they expected them to stick around for the honor, glory, and privelidge of winning a slam. I guess plane fare back home was cheap enough to come play two events and skip the Open, as Navatilova, Stove (76) Fromholtz, Turnbull (77) and practically everybody did in 1978, as the Fed Cup attracted a top notch field and the Aussie yet again saw a second rate draw.

*There was no prize money to speak of.
* The women didn't play on center court until the semis.
* Even Aussies like John Newcombe were questioning if the Open should
keep it's status as a slam. His suggestion (made as early as 1977) of
moving cutting the women's even off from the men and moving it back
saved the event in 1980.

* Aussies such as Fromholtz and Turnbull wern't just chasing Slims money.
The Aussie LTA has banned, harrassed, or otherwise pissed off all the
women over the years.

Like you wrote, hindsight is 20/20. The consensus in the late 70s was the Aussie was fading fast. Thank heavens they turned it around.

Interestingly an article about Chris Evert in World Tennis (January 1978) has her declaring she will play the Aussie and skip the early Slims circuit. but after Mission Hills she didn't play again until March of 1978.

Thanks Rollo, that explains a lot of the political back ground to the decline of the Australian Open in the 1970s.

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 02:47 PM
Rollo

Thanks for the background info.

I hadn't realized all the politics of the LTA back in the 1970s. As with so much tennis politics throughout the years, it's sad that these organizations were so short-sighted, alienating the players, etc. It nearly cost the Aussies a bg place in the game. Glad things got turned around.

I still think it is a dark time for the women's game in the late 1970s, with regards to international competition. I know the Slims circuit was big, and provided probably half he total prize money the women competed for throughout the year. But like I said, who remembers today who won the VS of Houston back in 1978? Sure the Australian Open champ from 1978 is an obscure player, but Chris O'Neill had one thing her fellow Aussies like Fromholtz and Turnbull, along with players like Rosie Casals, Betty Stove, Greer Stevens, and so many others of the time don't have. And that's a Grand Slams singles crown! Coupled with the top women playing WTT instead of European clay events (I know the European tour was shoving the women aside and not offering a lot of prize money....then again how many top women were showing up? It wasn't just a chicken and egg thing, it was a cat and mouse game too) BJ King and the women chose money over prestige and history. While they now have equal prize money at the majors, they might have gotten it a lot sooner if they were present at all the majors back in the 1970s.

I never understood the 1978 season, when so many top women trekked Down Under for the Fed Cup, only to pack up and leave before the Australian Open. Again, terribly ironic considering today the Fed Cup is like Tier III event (which ought to just bite the dust and go away) but the women wouldn't dream of passing up on the Australian Open.

Brilliant post Dennis- I agree emphatically. And sadly I agree re the Federation Cup. What a joke it has become.

iainmac
Jun 8th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Would have to respectfully disagree with several assertions in your post. First, I don't think the late 70s were a dark time for women's tennis at all. As you note, there wasn't a lot of love for the women overseas, but it was picking up. If you understood how long the women had toiled for decent purses, you probably could understand then why they were deeply committed to Virginia Slims. Prize money sucked outside the U.S. Why would you show and play in places where you were valued so little vs. playing in places where you were respected, treated and compensated like professionals?

The powers that be in Europe and even Australia to an extent cared very little about the women's game. Even in the early years of pro tennis, they kept the women on outside courts for most of the tournament and paid them pittance compared with what the men got. When the Colgate Series launched in 1977, the French Open even balked about having to set a minimum purse of $35,000 for the women. As it was, the Italian Open, with its $35,000 purse, paid more to the winner than the French, because the French had a bigger draw but still kept their prize money at $35,000. By contrast, I believe the VS was paying $125,000 or $150,000 purses, plus they were treating their players very well and showcasing their talents.

My personal feeling is that your suggestion that the women might have gotten equal prize money at the grand slams sooner had they showed up in the 1970s simply doesn't ring true. It's only been in the last couple of years that the French and Wimbledon agreed to equal prize money and not all that long since the Aussies did it. This despite the fact that there were some golden days for women in this time and they deserved equal billing and compensation. Frankly, I think Wimbledon and the French held their noses and decided they really had no other choice but to give equal prize money -- I don't think even now they wanted to. You can go all the way back to 1973, and you'll find it was an exciting Wimbledon for the women that allowed the tournament to post record crowds, despite the fact that all of the top men skipped the tournament.

Regarding 1978 specifically, the top women went down to Australia for the Fed Cup, because the sponsor of the circuit, Colgate, also sponsored Fed Cup. Colgate put up a very nice prize money for the Fed Cup -- it was a one-week event and attracted good audiences in the 70s and 80s. I suspect had he Aussie Open put up some decent prize money, the women might have stuck around for it. But it was a mere $35,000, and the women got that much or more for winning a Slims tournament. You would think the Aussies would have been farsighted enough back then to try to take advantage of the fact that the top women were coming, but they didn't.

Of course, you also have to consider that the Aussie actually played over the Christmas holidays during those years as well. Frankly, no one wanted to be away from home during the Christmas season Not even the top men played Australia -- look at the winners of the men's tournament in those years, and you'll seem another cast of very unlikely slam winners.

Given the importance of the Slams in today's environment, it's hard to understand the feelings that drove tennis in the 1970s. Really, the French and Australian more so became irrelevant events for the women in particular. Slams counted, but they didn't carry the same weight as they do today. I'm not sure that generation was focused on the history books. In fact, I credit Sampras with renewing interest in slams because he was more passionate about them than anyone in recent history -- to that point in history anyway. After years and years of getting absolutely nothing from the game, the women were entitled to go after the money a bit in my mind. Qualifying for the VS Championships was far more prestigious -- and lucrative -- than playing the Italian, French or Australian. So the women went and played where they were respected and treated best.

Excellent and made me think very deeply- of course you are right in most of what you say. And from a sociolgical rather than traditional perspective of that era you are spot on.:worship:

Declan
Jun 9th, 2009, 10:57 PM
An all British final and a futures event won by a Briton- oh for the days again Rollo:help:

THE WTA ranking list for 29th May 1977 had this amazing British content:

3. Virginia Wade
4. Sue Barker
43. Linda Mottram
64. Jackie Fayter
66. Glynis Coles
67. Michele Tyler
74. Linsdey Beaven
86. Corinne Molesworth
87. Lesley Charles
90. Veronica Burton
95. Sue Mappin
99. Belinda Thompson

And to think that I'm excited this week about the possibility of Elena Baltacha joining Ann Keothavong in the Top 100!!!!

Declan
Jun 9th, 2009, 11:03 PM
[QUOTE=Rollo;15785272]Federation Cup Eastbourne, UK, (GR) June 13-18 33 nations.
75K pounds prize money.
Seeds: #1 US #2 G. Britain #3 Australia

Second Round
Aus d. Brazil 3-0: Reid d. Maria Bueno 6-1 6-2

Quarters
US d. France 3-0: King d. Thibault 6-0 6-0,Evert d Durr 61 63
SA d. Netherlands 2-1: Stevens d. Vessies-Appel 6-0 6-1, Stove (Neth)
d. Cuypers 6-2 6-1, Boshoff/Kloss d. Stove/Vessies 6-1 6-3
Aus d. W. Germany 2-1: Ebbinghaus (Ger) d. Fromholtz 4-6 6-0 6-4,
Reid d. Mastoff 6-3 6-3, Reid/Turnbull d. Ebbinghaus/Mastoff 2-6 6-3 6-3
GB d. Sweden 3-0: Barker d. Wikstedt 6-2 6-0, Wade d. Bentzer 7-5 6-2

Semis
US d. S. Africa 3-0: King d. Stevens 6-2 6-0, Evert d. Cuypers 6-1 6-1
Aus d. G. Britain 2-1: Fromholtz d. Barker 6-3 6-4, Reid d. Wade 6-4 6-4

Finals US d Australia 2-1
King d Fromholtz 61 26 62,Evert d Reid 75 63
Reid/Turnbull d. Casals/Evert 6-3 6-3


**Note-the Barker "win" at Eastbourne is PROBABLY the 21 and under event-there was no regular event at Eastbourne in 1977 due to Fed Cup.



Scottish Championships Edinburgh (GR) Jun 12-18
Draw=16, qualifying draw =32. Draw is complete.

Qualifying: Tracy Austin played qualifying here and lost to Britain's Sue Mappin, a result that has been airbrushed out of tennis history!!

Q1 A. McDade d. Sabina Simmonds 4-6 8-6 8-6
Q1 Mary Carillo d. Pam Whytcross 6-0 6-3
Q1 Tracy Austin d. Lesley Charles 6-4 9-7
Q1 Suw Mappin d. Mary Struthers 6-0 6-3
Q1 Anne Hobbs d. Cynthia Doerner w/o
Q1 Val Ziegenfuss d. S. Hagey w/o
Q1 Candy Reynolds d. Helen Cawley w/o
Q1 B. Bruning d. Lindsay Beaven w/o

Q1 Virginia Ruzici d. Mary Hamm 6-3 6-0
Q1 Michelle Tyler d. S. Moodie 6-1 6-2
Q1 Lele Forood d. R. Lothian 6-3 6-4
Q1 Betsy Nagelsen d. Pat Bostrom 6-4 6-4
Q1 J. Erskine d. J. Menzies 6-1 6-2
Q1 Kathy Harter d. F. Guedy 6-4 6-0
Q1 Yyonne Vermaak d. J. Fayter w/o
Q1 Carrie Meyer d. Florenta Mihai w/o

Q2 Carillo d. McDade 9-7 3-6 8-6
Q2 Mappin d. Austin 7-5 4-6 6-2
Q2 Hobbs d. Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-4
Q2 Reynolds d. Bruning 5-7 6-3 6-4

Q2 Ruzici d. Tyler 6-1 9-7
Q2 Nagelsen d. Forood 6-2 6-2
Q2 Harter d. Erskine 6-1 6-2
Q2 Meyer d. Vermaak 6-4 6-2

Q3 Mappin d. Carillo 6-1 6-2
Q3 Reynolds d. Hobbs 6-4 4-6 9-7
Q3 Nagelsen d. Ruzici 6-3 6-4
Q3 Harter d. Meyer 6-2 8-6 6-4

QQ Mappin d. Reynolds 6-4 6-4
QQ Naglesen d. Harter 6-2 6-4

Seeds were 1. Navratilova 2. Jausovec 3. May 4. Russell

Main Draw First Round:
Martina Navratilova d. Laura DuPont 6-1 6-3
Pam Teeguarden d. Sue Mappin [Q] 6-3 7-5
Betsy Nagelsen [Q] d. Joanne Russell 3-6 6-3 7-5
Lesley Hunt d. Marise Kruger 6-3 8-6

Kristien Shaw d. Terry Holladay 3-6 6-4 6-2
Regina Marsikova d. Kathy May 3-6 6-4 6-2
Janet Newberry d. Renata Tomanova 6-1 6-0
Julie Anthony d. Mima Jausovec 4-6 6-3 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Navratilova d. Teeguarden 6-1 6-3
Hunt d. Nagelsen 6-4 2-6 6-4
Shaw d. Marsikova 6-4 4-6 6-0
Anthony d. Newberry 7-9 8-6 6-4

Semi-Finals:
Navratilova d. Hunt 6-4 6-2
Shaw d. Anthony 6-0 6-3

Final:
Navratilova d. Shaw 2-6 9-8 7-5

Scottish Championships - Doubles

First Round:
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Erskine/Lothian 6-0 6-3
Bruning/Russell d. E. Armstrong/G. Armstrong 6-1 7-5
DuPont/Newberry d. Austin/Hunt 3-6 6-3 9-7
Meyer/Tomanova d.Forood/Struthers 6-4 6-1
Bostrom/Vermaak d. Shaw/Ziegenfuss 7-5 3-6 6-3
Kruger/McDade d. Holladay/May 8-6 6-1
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Hamm/Reynolds 6-2 6-2
Marsikova/Teeguarden d. Carillo/Harter 7-5 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Bruning/Russell 3-6 6-3 6-2
Meyer/Tomanova d. DuPont/Newberry 6-4 6-1
Kruger/McDade d. Bostrom/Vermaak 6-0 6-3
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Marsikova/Teeguarden w.o.

Semi-Finals:
Meyer/Tomanova d. Jausovec/Ruzici 6-3 6-8 6-4
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Kruger/McDade 6-3 6-2

Final:
Anthony/Nagelsen d. Meyer/Tomanova 6-1 3-6 6-1

Note that Judith Erskine, who played in singles and doubles here, is now known as Judy Murray, Andy's Mum!


The event plays the tiebreaker at 8 all, leading to marathons like Julie Anthony’s 40 game win over Janet Newberry. Kristein Shaw comes very close to the win of her career taking a set off Martina and pushing her to a second tiebreaker before going down in a 75 third set. In fact, Kristien Shaw had a match point in the second set at 5-4 40-30.

Tracy Austin loses in qualifying to Mappin. A quality field, probably due to the fact that Eastbourne was hosting the Fed Cup this week and many players needed Wimbledon preparation.


What a fantastic line up for the Scottish Open- and what a qualifying draw. However I guess the main draw was small so many had to attempt to qualify!!! And that is right- Sue Mappin well done for beating Tracy Austin. We will ignore her age and lack of knowledge of grass, just celebrate Sue;)


The tournament review in "Tennis Today: said of Austin: '...She conquered Lesley Charles in her first venture on the Craiglockhart centre court. That was the extent of Tracy's singles progress. She was to learn a lesson on grass-court technique from the bold, strong-armed Sue Mappin, who just never let the ball bounce if she could help it'.

iainmac
Jun 10th, 2009, 08:09 AM
:confused:THE WTA ranking list for 29th May 1977 had this amazing British content:

3. Virginia Wade
4. Sue Barker
43. Linda Mottram
64. Jackie Fayter
66. Glynis Coles
67. Michele Tyler
74. Linsdey Beaven
86. Corinne Molesworth
87. Lesley Charles
90. Veronica Burton
95. Sue Mappin
99. Belinda Thompson

And to think that I'm excited this week about the possibility of Elena Baltacha joining Ann Keothavong in the Top 100!!!!

And to think that even then the press moaned about the game in Britain. With hindsight Declan it is really pathetic- even Sue Mappin and Lesley Charles could hold their own with all but the best in 77. I am surprised that Tyler still below Coles at this stage. And why I wonder was Mottram not in the Wightman Cup team, maybe she was as a substitute.:confused:

iainmac
Jun 10th, 2009, 08:12 AM
[QUOTE=iainmac;15831448]


The tournament review in "Tennis Today: said of Austin: '...She conquered Lesley Charles in her first venture on the Craiglockhart centre court. That was the extent of Tracy's singles progress. She was to learn a lesson on grass-court technique from the bold, strong-armed Sue Mappin, who just never let the ball bounce if she could help it'.

Looks like Lesley Charles came pretty close as well. Impressive really from Sue Mappin a very underrated tough player. And she was good on grass- look how close she came to beating Wendy Turnbull at Wimbledon 78.

Rollo
Jun 10th, 2009, 07:20 PM
Added a Ton of results today.

Kent results complete for singles (thanks to Declan :) )

First few Slims result sare complete, as are the Avon Futures of Poretland and Boise. In the process of doing research I've uncovered results for Auckland (Eisterlehner won) the Pacific Coast, and the German Indoors.

Declan
Jun 10th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Mar 28-Apr 3 Family Circle Cup (CL)
Prize Money=110K
Part of the Colgate Series

Qualifying
Zenda Liess d Florenta Mihai 6-0 6-1

First Round:
Chris Evert d. Bunny Bruning 6-0 6-3
Wendy Turnbull d. Janet Newberry 7-5 6-0
Kathy May d. Francoise Durr 6-4 6-2
Betsy Nagelsen d. Julie Anthony 4-6 6-2 6-1
Rosie Casals d. Kathy Harter 6-2 6-2
Laura Dupont d. Zenda Liess [Q] 6-4 6-4
Mima Jausovec d. Sharon Walsh 6-2 6-3
Mary Struthers d. Lele Forood 4-6 7-5 3-3 ret.
Tracy Austin d. Kate Latham 4-6 6-3 6-1
Dianne Fromholtz d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3 4-6 7-5
Kerry Reid d. Mona Guerrant 6-2 6-1
Betty Stove d. Ingrid Bentzer 6-2 6-7 6-2
Virginia Ruzici d. Lindey Beaven 4-6 6-3 6-1
Billie Jean King d. Nancy Gunter 0-6 7-6 6-2
Renata Tomanova d. Peanut Louie 7-5 7-6
Virginia Wade d. Pam Teeguarden 6-2 6-3

Second round:
Evert d. Turnbull 6-1 6-0
May d. Nagelsen 7-5 6-3
Casals d. DuPont 6-2 5-7 7-5
Jausovec d. Struthers 3-6 6-3 6-4
Austin d. Fromholtz 7-5 6-4
Reid d. Stove 6-3 6-1
King d. Ruzici 6-1 7-5
Tomanova d. Wade 6-1 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Evert d. May 6-0 6-1
Jausovec d. Casals 6-3 6-4
Reid d. Austin 6-3 7-5
King d Tomanova 6-3 7-5

Semi-Finals:
Evert d. Jausovec 6-3 6-3
King d. Reid 6-3 7-6

Final:
Evert d. King 6-0 6-1

Doubles
FI Casals/Evert d. Durr/Wade 1-6 6-3 6-2

The opening of the clay court season brings out an interesting event. In the first round, Billie Jean King returns and draws her biggest American rival, Nancy Richey. Nancy owned King in the 60’s, but in recent years King has taken control of the rivalry. However, clay should tilt the favor toward Richey. Plus, King has just returned to the tour and has only played WTT for most of two years. The match began with a first set rout by Richey. The second was a battle which nearly saw Nancy close it out. However, King’s toughness prevailed and she won the third fairly easily. It was a fitting match to end this great rivalry. From the co-#1 controversy of ’65 to the Richey comeback from 16 15 matchpoint at Madison Square Garden to the ’77 FCC, Billie Jean and Nancy made for the perfect matchup – the level headed baseline competitor against the feisty, yet majestic serve/volley queen.

Tracy Austin claims Dianne Fromholtz as her biggest scalp to date before losing to Kerry Reid, a player she would struggle against. No real surprise that Renata Tomanova would take our Virginia Wade on clay. King took out Tomanova and Reid but was massacred by Clay Queen Evert in the final.

Evert takes the event by dropping only 12 games in 5 matches-running up her clay court streak to 106.

Mar 28-Apr 3 Lionel Cup of Little Rock 20K DR=32
FI Anne Smith d Renee Richards 6-3 6-4
DF Carol Baily/Jane Stratton d.Kim Ruddell/Anne Smith 6-3 6-2

Smith rushes the net time after time to beat controversial Renne, who proclaims that Smith has the potential to be a champion. Smith: "I'm not surprised that i won the tournament or that I beat Renee. I just pray to the lord to let me do my best and go out and play my match." Richards takes a chromosome test to try and enter the French Open-her bid is denied when the test comes back negative.

Nice Tournament Mar 28-Apr 3
FI Regina Marsikova d Brigitte Simon 75 61

Nice International:
Q/F:
Brigitte Simon d. Chris Matison 1-6 6-3 7-5
Helga Masthoff d. Micele Gurdal 6-3 6-3
Heidi Eisterlehner d. Marie Nasuelli 7-7 7-5
REgina Marsikova d. Sabina Simmonds 6-0 6-0

S/F:
Simon d. Masthoff 7-5 6-2
Marsikova d. Eisterlehner 7-6 6-3

F:
Marsikova d. Simon 7-5 6-1

Declan
Jun 10th, 2009, 08:41 PM
[QUOTE=Declan;15840379]

Looks like Lesley Charles came pretty close as well. Impressive really from Sue Mappin a very underrated tough player. And she was good on grass- look how close she came to beating Wendy Turnbull at Wimbledon 78.

I've discoverd quarter-finals-and-onwards results for the Tretorn Bolltex Circuit in Scandinavia; five events including a tour finale. Two of the titles were won by Sue Mappin. I'll put them on here at the weekend. Oh, and I've found the first two-rounds of theSurrey event won by Winnie Shaw after all, if anyone wants it? Plus full results from the Chichester tournament which was rained off at the quarter-final stage.

Declan
Jun 10th, 2009, 08:45 PM
May 16-22 Italian Open Rome
1R Struthers d Kruger 62 63, Dupont d May 64 61
2R Tomanova d Marsikova 63 75, Struthers d Mihai 62 57 76
QF Pinterova d Jausovec 57 61 64, Newberry d Riedel 63 61
QF Tomanova d Teeguarden 67 76 41 ret., Dupont d Struthers 46 60 61
SF Newberry d Pinterove 26 64 61, Tomanova d Dupont 46 64 62
FI Janet Newberry d Renata Tomanova 63 76

Lee on Solent UK Lee on Solent Tournament May 16-22
F Connor d Saliba 76 67 63

I've got the full results from the Italian Open-will put them on on Saturday.
I also have the complete Federation Cup results,and full French Open results.... Is it that you haven't had time to put them on yet Rollo, or do you need them?
Plus full Wimbledon singes, doubles, qualifying and even Plate...????

Rollo
Jun 10th, 2009, 08:59 PM
I've discoverd quarter-finals-and-onwards results for the Tretorn Bolltex Circuit in Scandinavia; five events including a tour finale. Two of the titles were won by Sue Mappin. I'll put them on here at the weekend. Oh, and I've found the first two-rounds of theSurrey event won by Winnie Shaw after all, if anyone wants it? Plus full results from the Chichester tournament which was rained off at the quarter-final stage

We're greedy Declan-I'll take anything you have!:)

At this the goal is to have as close to 100% results for the year by the end of June. THEN we can recomb the results and put up stats for prominent players. After that double-check the results and make sure they match Career results for individual players such as Court, Ruzici, Wade, etc.

Declan
Jun 11th, 2009, 05:58 PM
May 16-22 Italian Open Rome
1R Struthers d Kruger 62 63, Dupont d May 64 61
2R Tomanova d Marsikova 63 75, Struthers d Mihai 62 57 76
QF Pinterova d Jausovec 57 61 64, Newberry d Riedel 63 61
QF Tomanova d Teeguarden 67 76 41 ret., Dupont d Struthers 46 60 61
SF Newberry d Pinterove 26 64 61, Tomanova d Dupont 46 64 62
FI Janet Newberry d Renata Tomanova 63 76

Lee on Solent UK Lee on Solent Tournament May 16-22
F Connor d Saliba 76 67 63

ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

First Round:
Janet Newberry d. Linda Mottram 6-4 6-0
Mary Carillo d. Ingrid Bentzer 4-6 6-4 6-2
Lesley Hunt d. Mary Hamm 7-5 7-5
Iris Riedel d. Michele Tyler 6-4 6-3
Marie Pinterova d. Sharon Walsh 6-2 6-4
Cynthia Doerner d. Ilana Kloss 2-6 6-2 6-2
Sabina Simmonds d. Brigitte Cuypers 2-6 7-5 6-3
Mima Jausovec d. Jackie Fayter 6-0 6-3
Laura DuPont d. Kathy May 6-4 6-1
Kathy Harter d. Firelli Bonicelli 7-5 6-2
Mary Struthers d. Marise Kruger 6-2 6-3
Florenta Mihai d. Yvonne Vermaak 7-5 7-5
Pam Teeguarden d. Daniela Marzano 7-6 6-4
Glynis Coles d. Eveline Terra Papalo 6-3 6-4
Regina Marsikova d. Marcie Louie 6-1 6-2
Renata Tomanova d. Carrie Meyer 6-1 6-1

Second Round:
Newberry d. Carillo 4-6 6-4 6-3
Riedel d. Hunt 1-6 6-3 6-4
Pinterova d. Doerner 6-2 6-3
Jausovec d. Simmonds 6-4 6-2
DuPont d. Harter 7-6 6-3
Struthres d. Mihai 6-2 5-7 7-6
Teeguarden d. Coles 6-3 6-3
Tomanova d. Marsikova 6-3 7-5

Quarter-Finals:
Newberry d. Riedel 6-3 6-1
Pinterova d. Jausovec 5-7 6-1 6-4
DuPont d. Struthers 4-6 6-0 6-1
Tomanova d. Teeguarden 7-6 6-7 4-1 ret.

Semi-Finals:
Newberry d. Pinterova 2-6 6-4 6-1
Tomanova d. DuPont 6-4 4-6 6-2

Final:
Newberry d. Tomanova 6-3 7-6

Doubles

Semi-Finals:
Cuypers/Kruger d. Marzano/Chris O'Neil 6-3 6-2
Bunny Bruning/Walsh d. Riedel/Fayter 6-1 6-1

Final:
Cuypers/Kruger d. Bruning/Walsh 3-6 7-5 6-2

iainmac
Jun 12th, 2009, 05:11 PM
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I've discoverd quarter-finals-and-onwards results for the Tretorn Bolltex Circuit in Scandinavia; five events including a tour finale. Two of the titles were won by Sue Mappin. I'll put them on here at the weekend. Oh, and I've found the first two-rounds of theSurrey event won by Winnie Shaw after all, if anyone wants it? Plus full results from the Chichester tournament which was rained off at the quarter-final stage.

That would be interesting- Mappin seemed to play really well in Scandanavia- must have been fast wooden indoor courts that would have really suited her game. And would be good to see any Winnie Shaw results.

Declan
Jun 13th, 2009, 07:43 PM
TRETORN BOLLTEX CIRCUIT

Copenhagen February 6-13

Quarter-Finals:
Margareta Forsgardh d. Miroslava Bendlova 6-1 7-5
Ellen Grinvold d.Ann-Mette Sorenson 7-6 6-2
Ann Hobbs d. Hana Strachanova 2-6 6-2 6-4
Holubova d. Dorte Ekner 6-1 6-3

Semi-Finals:
Grinvold d. Forgardh 604 1-6 7-7
Hobbs d. Holubova 0-6 6-3 6-0

Final:
Hobbs d. Grinvold 7-5 6-4

Doubles Final:
Sue Mappin/Hobbs d. Grinvold/Sorenson w.o.

Oskarshamn February 13-18

Quarter-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Holubova 6-2 6-1
Elisabeth Ekblom d. Anthea Cooper 6-4 6-2
Bendlova d. Strachanova 6-3 6-1
Mappin d. Helene Brywe 6-4 6-2

Semi-Finals:
Ekblom d. Forsgardh 6-3 5-7 6-3
Mappin d. Bendlova 6-2 5-7 6-3

Final:
Ekblom d. Mappin 7-6 6-3

Doubles Final:
Mappin/Hobbs d. Cooper/Debbie Jevans 6-0 7-5

Lidkoping February 19-24

Quarter-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Cooper 6-3 6-3
Mappin d. Holubova 4-6 7-6 6-1
Strachanova d. Jevans 6-2 6-0
Hobbs d. Ekblom 7-6 2-6 7-6

Semi-Finals:
Mappin d. Forsgardh 6-4 2-1 ret.
Strachanova d. Hobbs 7-5 6-3

Final:
Mappin d. Strachanova 6-0 6-1

Doubles Final:
Mappin/Hobbs d. Strachanova/Bendlova 6-3 6-3

Nykoping February 26-March 2

Quarter-Finals:
Holubova d. Lindquist 7-6 6-1
Mappin d. Lena Jacobsson 6-1 6-3
Bendlova d.Lovisin 6-1 2-6 6-3
Strachanova d. Ekblom 7-5 6-7 6-4

Semi-Finals:
Mappin d. Holubova 6-4 4-6 7-5
Strachanova d. Bendlova 6-2 6-1

Final:
Mappin d. Strachanova w.o.

Doubles Final
Mappin/Hobbs d. Cooper/Jevans 6-4 6-3

Linkoping March 3-6
FINAL:

Quarter-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Hobbs 6-1 6-4
Cooper d. Holubova 6-2 6-1
Ekblom d. Bendlova 6-3 6-1
Lindquist d. Mappin 6-2 6-1

Semi-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Cooper 2-6 6-4 6-2
Ekblom d. Lindquist 6-4 6-4

Final:
Forsgardh d. Ekblom 6-2 5-7 7-6

Rollo
Jun 13th, 2009, 08:24 PM
They are added Declan. This is shaping up to be the most complete results year yet thanks to your hrelp and others.

Any idea what prize money was like?

Declan
Jun 13th, 2009, 09:14 PM
They are added Declan. This is shaping up to be the most complete results year yet thanks to your hrelp and others.

Any idea what prize money was like?

Sorry - not mentioned in "Tennis World". Note that there was no Doubles result given in the tour finale, if there even was one.

Declan
Jun 13th, 2009, 09:48 PM
Surbiton UK Surrey Grass Court Chmps (GR) May 23-28

Third Round
Winnie Shaw Wooldridge d. Kym Ruddell 6-4 7-5
Gregory d. Chapman 6-3 6-2
Blackwood d. Campbell 6-1 6-3
Pauline Elliot d. Fordyce 6-3 6-4
Coe d. Ballheimer 6-4 6-0
Wilton d. Scott 6-4 6-2
Samuel d. Fenwick 1-6 6-3 6-4
Sawyer d. Amanda Tobin 6-2 6-4

Quarter-Finals:
Wooldridge d. Gregory 6-3 3-6 6-4
Elliot d. Blackwood 6-3 6-3
Wilton d. Coe 6-2 7-5
Samuel d. Sawyer 7-5 6-7 6-2

Semi-Finals:
Wooldridge d. Elliott 6-1 6-2
Samuel d. Wilton 6-3 2-6 7-5

Final:
Winnie Shaw Wooldridge d. Samuel 6-3 7-5

Doubles:

Semi-Finals:
Saliba/Sawyer d. Chapman/Perry 6-2 6-3
Gregory/Hallam d. Mundel/Samuel 7-6 6-2

Final:
Gregory/Hallam d. Saliba/Sawyer 1-6 6-4 7-5

May 23-28 Red Hackle West of Scotland Championships, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Third Round:
Ann Jones d. A. Paul 6-0 6-1
K. Pratt d. R. Lothian 6-2 6-0
Leanne Harrison (Aus) d. M. Love 3-6 6-1 6-3
C. Harrison d. R. Taylor6-1 6-1

Debbie Jevans d. S. Moodie 6-3 6-2
Jo Durie d. J. Erskine 6-2 3-6 6-3
M. Pratt d. S. Imhof 7-6 6-2
Helena Anliot (Swd) d. E. Armstrong 6-2 6-2

Quarter-Finals:
Jones d. Pratt 6-2 6-0
C. Harrison d. L. Harrison 6-1 6-1
Durie d. Jevans 6-2 6-3
Anliot d. Pratt 6-1 6-1

Semi-Finals:
Jones d. Harrison 7-5 6-0
Anliot d. Durie 7-6 6-3

Final: Ann Jones d. Helena Anliot 6-2 6-2

Doubles Semi-Finals:
Anliot/Jones d. Erskine/Love 6-2 6-1
Durie/C. Harrison d. Armstrong/Armstrong 7-5 2-6 6-4

Final: Durie/Harrison d. Anliot/Jones 6-1 4-6 6-2

Blue-Gray Championships – Montgomery, AL May 30
FI Kate Latham d Kathy Kuykendall 7-6 6-2

I found the earlier rounds from Surbiton in adifferent old mag:

First Round:
T.Turberville d. Maria Bueno (1) w.o.
D. Scott d. C. Whitehead 6-2 6-1
Jane Preyer d. Chris Newton 6-3 6-7 6-3
J. Wilton d. R.Jafarey 6-3 6-0
Mary Colville (8)d. C. Lardner 6-2 6-1
Michelle Ballheimer d. E. Driebergen 6-4 6-2
M. Robinson d. Denise Parker 6-0 6-4
Annette Coe d. Jennifer Mundel 1-6 6-4 6-2
Mary McLean (4) d. A. Pompa w.o.
Amanda Tobin d. Julia Lloyd 6-2 6-1
Kaye Hallam d. C. Lane 4-6 6-4 6-0
Mary Sawyer d. H. Rice 6-2 6-0
Gwen Sammel d. Lindsay Blanchford (5) 7-6 4-6 6-0
P. Bailey d. P. Brailsford 3-6 7-6 6-1
J. Fenwick d. J. Sheridan 6-2 6-3
Penny Moor d. P. L. Bailey6-3 6-1
Barbara Brankovska d. C. King-Hele 6-0 6-1
Susan Chapman d. A. Pryor 6-4 3-6 6-0
Nerida Gregory d. L. Brailsford 6-1 6-1
Robyn Khan (6)d. Helene Pelletier 6-0 6-2
W. Shaw Wooldridge d. Brenda Perry 6-2 6-0
A. Fritz d. D. Gale 6-1 6-0
Kym Ruddell d. Lise Senn 6-2 6-1
Sue Saliba (3) d. C. Bastin 6-1 6-1
Pauline Elliot d. S. Preece 6-1 6-1
Vera Komar d. J. Charlton 6-2 6-4
Jane Plackett d. C. Barbat w.o.
Patti Hogan Fordyce (7) d. Kate Glancy 6-0 5-7 8-6
Marjorie Blackwood d. C. Leatham 6-4 6-1
J. Cary d. Cathy Drury 7-5 4-6 6-1
J. Campbell d. S. Williams 6-4 7-6
S. Black d. Alieda Spex (2) w.o.

Second Round:
Scott d. Turberville 6-2 6-3
Wilton d. Preyer 5-7 7-6 6-4
Ballheimer d. Colville 6-3 6-3
Coe d. Robinson 6-4 4-6 6-4
Tobin d. McLean 6-1 6-3
Sawyer d. Hallam 6-3 6-4
Sammel d. Bailey 6-3 6-2
Fenwick d. Moor 6-2 6-2
Chapman d. Brankovska 6-3 1-6 6-2
Gregory d. Khan 6-1 6-3
Wooldridge d. Fritz 6-1 6-3
Ruddell d. Saliba 6-2 5-7 6-1
Elliot d. Komar 6-3 7-5
Fordyce d. Plackett 6-3 6-3
Blackwood d. Cary 2-6 6-3 3-1 ret.
Campbell d. Black 6-1 6-1

Maria Bueno had a wisdom tooth extracted in Brazil the weekend before and cabled her withdrawal.
Miss Spex, who was in the draw at both Surbiton and Glasgow (the same week) simply did not show up, nor did she contact the tournament. She was, by the way, seen at Queen's Club during the week.

Winnie Wooldridge won the title as a highly promising 19-year-old, Winnie Shaw, in 1966 and enjoyed a notable career in international tennis until she retired from full-time play on her marriage in late 1972. Born and bred in Glasgow but now a Surrey housewife, she lives not far from Surbiton at Epsom Downs. She still plays the occasional tournament, never failing to distinguish herself, and apart from being a keen golfer she retains an active involvement in lawn tennis as Treasurer of the BWTA and Director of the Slazenger National Club Championships.
Last autumn, at Torquay, Mrs Wooldridge won the Slazenger doubles with Ann Jones and proved herself to be still capable of winning a place in the Wightman Cup team as a doubles player. At Surbiton she proved that she could make the team as a singles player as well. Anxious to gain the results needed for direct acceptance into the Wimbledon draw, she sailed through 6 matches, all against full-time players, with consummate ease. Her neat, firm game, with drives that were well drilled to the low grass-court bounce and crisp volleys that were swept efficiently into the gaps created by her intelligent court craft, allowed only one set to be wrested from her in singles during the week. In the title match she punched the final nail into Gwen Sammel's coffin with a sizzling ace. It was a highly popular victory - the English alway stay loyal to the old-'uns - and made Surbiton's week.

From "Tennis Today" magazine.

Rollo
Jun 13th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Sorry - not mentioned in "Tennis World". Note that there was no Doubles result given in the tour finale, if there even was one.

I'm wondering if the tour finale may have bben the Scandinavian Indoors ??

Declan
Jun 13th, 2009, 10:25 PM
I've added some more about Winnie Shaw relating to her Surbiton win, from July 1977's "Tennis Today" - see post 109 -it's for Iainmac really! It made me wonder why Winnie retired when she did? Did she have childen? They aren't mentioned. If not, did she stop playing just because she was married? How quaint!!!

austinrunner
Jun 14th, 2009, 09:31 AM
Mar 20-26 McFarlin Cup San Antonio 20K DR=32

SF King d. Marcie Louie 6-2 6-2


Louie was the #3 seed.

The final was played indoors (on an unknown surface) at the Thousand Oaks Country Club because of rain. The previous rounds were outdoors on hard courts at the McFarlin Tennis Center.

austinrunner
Jun 14th, 2009, 09:34 AM
Mar 28-Apr 3 Family Circle Cup (CL)

First Round:
Billie Jean King d. Nancy Gunter 0-6 7-6 6-2


The tiebreak score was 5-2. King was seeded 8th.

austinrunner
Jun 14th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Mar 28-Apr 3 Family Circle Cup (CL)

Semi-Finals:
King d. Reid 6-3 7-6


The tiebreak score was 5-3.

austinrunner
Jun 14th, 2009, 09:38 AM
Lionel Cup Port Washington Apr 11-17 (IN)
Prize Money=20K Draw=32

Seeds:
[1] King [2] Louie [3] Beaven [4] Stratton [6] Richards


Carillo was seeded #7.

austinrunner
Jun 14th, 2009, 09:45 AM
Sep 26- Oct 2 Florida Federal Open Palm Harbor, FL (CL) $35K
1R Billie Jean King [2] d Helen Cawley (Aus) 2-6 6-3 6-3

I believe the score was 1-6 6-3 6-3.

austinrunner
Jun 14th, 2009, 09:48 AM
Oct 10-16 Phoenix Thunderbird (HD)

King was seeded 6th, with Navratilova 2nd and Turnbull 7th. The tournament was held at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel.

austinrunner
Jun 14th, 2009, 09:50 AM
Sao Paolo Oct 17-23 (CL)

My understanding is that this was a hard court tournament. Navratilova was seeded 1st.

austinrunner
Jun 14th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Borinquen Classic, San Juan, Puerto Rico Oct 24-30 (HD)

FI Billie Jean King d Janet Newberry 6-1 6-3

King was seeded 4th.

austinrunner
Jun 14th, 2009, 09:56 AM
Nov. 9-11 Wightman Cup San Francisco (IN) US wins 7-0

My understanding is that this was played at the Oakland Coliseum Arena in Oakland, instead of San Francisco.

austinrunner
Jun 14th, 2009, 09:59 AM
Nov 22-27 Japan Invitational (Gunze Classic) Tokyo JPN

My understanding is that the first round was played in Kobe.

austinrunner
Jun 14th, 2009, 10:11 AM
The opening of the clay court season brings out an interesting event. In the first round, Billie Jean King returns and draws her biggest American rival, Nancy Richey. Nancy owned King in the 60’s, but in recent years King has taken control of the rivalry. However, clay should tilt the favor toward Richey. Plus, King has just returned to the tour and has only played WTT for most of two years. The match began with a first set rout by Richey. The second was a battle which nearly saw Nancy close it out. However, King’s toughness prevailed and she won the third fairly easily. It was a fitting match to end this great rivalry. From the co-#1 controversy of ’65 to the Richey comeback from 16 15 matchpoint at Madison Square Garden to the ’77 FCC, Billie Jean and Nancy made for the perfect matchup – the level headed baseline competitor against the feisty, yet majestic serve/volley queen.

King had right knee surgery on November 9, 1976, and spent the first three months of 1977 rehabilitating that knee. The 1965 match was 4-6, 1-5 when Richey began her comeback.

iainmac
Jun 14th, 2009, 01:08 PM
TRETORN BOLLTEX CIRCUIT

Copenhagen February 6-13

Quarter-Finals:
Margareta Forsgardh d. Miroslava Bendlova 6-1 7-5
Ellen Grinvold d.Ann-Mette Sorenson 7-6 6-2
Ann Hobbs d. Hana Strachanova 2-6 6-2 6-4
Holubova d. Dorte Ekner 6-1 6-3

Semi-Finals:
Grinvold d. Forgardh 604 1-6 7-7
Hobbs d. Holubova 0-6 6-3 6-0

Final:
Hobbs d. Grinvold 7-5 6-4

Doubles Final:
Sue Mappin/Hobbs d. Grinvold/Sorenson w.o.

Oskarshamn February 13-18

Quarter-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Holubova 6-2 6-1
Elisabeth Ekblom d. Anthea Cooper 6-4 6-2
Bendlova d. Strachanova 6-3 6-1
Mappin d. Helene Brywe 6-4 6-2

Semi-Finals:
Ekblom d. Forsgardh 6-3 5-7 6-3
Mappin d. Bendlova 6-2 5-7 6-3

Final:
Ekblom d. Mappin 7-6 6-3

Doubles Final:
Mappin/Hobbs d. Cooper/Debbie Jevans 6-0 7-5

Lidkoping February 19-24

Quarter-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Cooper 6-3 6-3
Mappin d. Holubova 4-6 7-6 6-1
Strachanova d. Jevans 6-2 6-0
Hobbs d. Ekblom 7-6 2-6 7-6

Semi-Finals:
Mappin d. Forsgardh 6-4 2-1 ret.
Strachanova d. Hobbs 7-5 6-3

Final:
Mappin d. Strachanova 6-0 6-1

Doubles Final:
Mappin/Hobbs d. Strachanova/Bendlova 6-3 6-3

Nykoping February 26-March 2

Quarter-Finals:
Holubova d. Lindquist 7-6 6-1
Mappin d. Lena Jacobsson 6-1 6-3
Bendlova d.Lovisin 6-1 2-6 6-3
Strachanova d. Ekblom 7-5 6-7 6-4

Semi-Finals:
Mappin d. Holubova 6-4 4-6 7-5
Strachanova d. Bendlova 6-2 6-1

Final:
Mappin d. Strachanova w.o.

Doubles Final
Mappin/Hobbs d. Cooper/Jevans 6-4 6-3

Linkoping March 3-6
FINAL:

Quarter-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Hobbs 6-1 6-4
Cooper d. Holubova 6-2 6-1
Ekblom d. Bendlova 6-3 6-1
Lindquist d. Mappin 6-2 6-1

Semi-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Cooper 2-6 6-4 6-2
Ekblom d. Lindquist 6-4 6-4

Final:
Forsgardh d. Ekblom 6-2 5-7 7-6

Great results for the British girls there and very much in keeping with the tradition of British dominance of the Scandanavian tour that dated back to the era of Bloomer and Mortimer. Sue Mappin and the young Anne Hobbs looked in great form- the 0 and 1 final against Strachonova by Mappin was quite a score when one considers what a hot prospect the young Czech was at this time.

iainmac
Jun 14th, 2009, 01:16 PM
I found the earlier rounds from Surbiton in adifferent old mag:

First Round:
T.Turberville d. Maria Bueno (1) w.o.
D. Scott d. C. Whitehead 6-2 6-1
Jane Preyer d. Chris Newton 6-3 6-7 6-3
J. Wilton d. R.Jafarey 6-3 6-0
Mary Colville (8)d. C. Lardner 6-2 6-1
Michelle Ballheimer d. E. Driebergen 6-4 6-2
M. Robinson d. Denise Parker 6-0 6-4
Annette Coe d. Jennifer Mundel 1-6 6-4 6-2
Mary McLean (4) d. A. Pompa w.o.
Amanda Tobin d. Julia Lloyd 6-2 6-1
Kaye Hallam d. C. Lane 4-6 6-4 6-0
Mary Sawyer d. H. Rice 6-2 6-0
Gwen Sammel d. Lindsay Blanchford (5) 7-6 4-6 6-0
P. Bailey d. P. Brailsford 3-6 7-6 6-1
J. Fenwick d. J. Sheridan 6-2 6-3
Penny Moor d. P. L. Bailey6-3 6-1
Barbara Brankovska d. C. King-Hele 6-0 6-1
Susan Chapman d. A. Pryor 6-4 3-6 6-0
Nerida Gregory d. L. Brailsford 6-1 6-1
Robyn Khan (6)d. Helene Pelletier 6-0 6-2
W. Shaw Wooldridge d. Brenda Perry 6-2 6-0
A. Fritz d. D. Gale 6-1 6-0
Kym Ruddell d. Lise Senn 6-2 6-1
Sue Saliba (3) d. C. Bastin 6-1 6-1
Pauline Elliot d. S. Preece 6-1 6-1
Vera Komar d. J. Charlton 6-2 6-4
Jane Plackett d. C. Barbat w.o.
Patti Hogan Fordyce (7) d. Kate Glancy 6-0 5-7 8-6
Marjorie Blackwood d. C. Leatham 6-4 6-1
J. Cary d. Cathy Drury 7-5 4-6 6-1
J. Campbell d. S. Williams 6-4 7-6
S. Black d. Alieda Spex (2) w.o.

Second Round:
Scott d. Turberville 6-2 6-3
Wilton d. Preyer 5-7 7-6 6-4
Ballheimer d. Colville 6-3 6-3
Coe d. Robinson 6-4 4-6 6-4
Tobin d. McLean 6-1 6-3
Sawyer d. Hallam 6-3 6-4
Sammel d. Bailey 6-3 6-2
Fenwick d. Moor 6-2 6-2
Chapman d. Brankovska 6-3 1-6 6-2
Gregory d. Khan 6-1 6-3
Wooldridge d. Fritz 6-1 6-3
Ruddell d. Saliba 6-2 5-7 6-1
Elliot d. Komar 6-3 7-5
Fordyce d. Plackett 6-3 6-3
Blackwood d. Cary 2-6 6-3 3-1 ret.
Campbell d. Black 6-1 6-1

Maria Bueno had a wisdom tooth extracted in Brazil the weekend before and cabled her withdrawal.
Miss Spex, who was in the draw at both Surbiton and Glasgow (the same week) simply did not show up, nor did she contact the tournament. She was, by the way, seen at Queen's Club during the week.

Winnie Wooldridge won the title as a highly promising 19-year-old, Winnie Shaw, in 1966 and enjoyed a notable career in international tennis until she retired from full-time play on her marriage in late 1972. Born and bred in Glasgow but now a Surrey housewife, she lives not far from Surbiton at Epsom Downs. She still plays the occasional tournament, never failing to distinguish herself, and apart from being a keen golfer she retains an active involvement in lawn tennis as Treasurer of the BWTA and Director of the Slazenger National Club Championships.
Last autumn, at Torquay, Mrs Wooldridge won the Slazenger doubles with Ann Jones and proved herself to be still capable of winning a place in the Wightman Cup team as a doubles player. At Surbiton she proved that she could make the team as a singles player as well. Anxious to gain the results needed for direct acceptance into the Wimbledon draw, she sailed through 6 matches, all against full-time players, with consummate ease. Her neat, firm game, with drives that were well drilled to the low grass-court bounce and crisp volleys that were swept efficiently into the gaps created by her intelligent court craft, allowed only one set to be wrested from her in singles during the week. In the title match she punched the final nail into Gwen Sammel's coffin with a sizzling ace. It was a highly popular victory - the English alway stay loyal to the old-'uns - and made Surbiton's week.

From "Tennis Today" magazine.

Nice of the English to be so supportive of a Scot, and well deserved for Winnie. She did seem to be able to maintain a great level of play even after her full time career ended. To win any tournament of that stature as a part time player was great. She was so unlucky when she got to the main draw at Wimbledon and faced the great Evert. However she and Ann Jones almost scored a stunning win over Navratilova and Stove in the doubles. As I have mentioned on BFTP before it was so sad that she died when she did and that she never got the real credit for her successs outwith Scotland. What we would do now if one of the British girls could get to two consecutive Wimbledon quarter finals.:)

iainmac
Jun 14th, 2009, 01:20 PM
I've added some more about Winnie Shaw relating to her Surbiton win, from July 1977's "Tennis Today" - see post 109 -it's for Iainmac really! It made me wonder why Winnie retired when she did? Did she have childen? They aren't mentioned. If not, did she stop playing just because she was married? How quaint!!!

To be honest Declan I dont think that it was because she was married. Her husband was one of Scotlands leading sports journalists and renowned here for his knowledge of football and boxing. I do not believe they had children and I am sure that she was not forced by her husband in any way. They played mixed doubles together a few times at Wimbledon so he could obviously play the game.
I think she retired for the simple reason she wanted to concentrate on golf. She was one of the best amateurs in Britain and represented this country in the prestigous Curtis Cup against the United States.
Thanks for that post and the results.

Declan
Jun 14th, 2009, 04:09 PM
To be honest Declan I dont think that it was because she was married. Her husband was one of Scotlands leading sports journalists and renowned here for his knowledge of football and boxing. I do not believe they had children and I am sure that she was not forced by her husband in any way. They played mixed doubles together a few times at Wimbledon so he could obviously play the game.
I think she retired for the simple reason she wanted to concentrate on golf. She was one of the best amateurs in Britain and represented this country in the prestigous Curtis Cup against the United States.
Thanks for that post and the results.

There's a picture of Winnie with the trophy too - will endeavour to post that on here, though I may be being optimistic! And it wouldn't be till next week: I'm off to eastbourne tomorrow - yay!!!

iainmac
Jun 14th, 2009, 04:28 PM
There's a picture of Winnie with the trophy too - will endeavour to post that on here, though I may be being optimistic! And it wouldn't be till next week: I'm off to eastbourne tomorrow - yay!!!

Excellent enjoy that Declan. I used to love to go there when I was a lad. Dont think it holds the same interest now, but lets hope it is a great tournament.:)

Declan
Jun 14th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Chichester---rained out at quarterfinal stage.

June 6-11 Merseyside Tournament Merseyside UK
FI O'Neil d Whitfield 6-4 6-3

Chichester June 6-11

First Round:
Carrie Meyer d. Kathy May (1) 5-7 6-1 6-1
Sharon Walsh d. Marijke Schaar 6-4 6-4
Kathy Harter d. Pam Whytcross 7-6 3-6 6-4
Brigitte Cuypers d. Belinda Thompson 6-0 6-0
Corinne Molesworth d. Linky Boshoff 5-7 6-3 6-3
Alison McDade d. Laura DuPont 6-2 5-7 6-4
Mary Carillo d. Katja Ebbinghaus 6-1 6-4
Dianne Evers d. Mary Hamm 6-3 6-4
Michele Tyler d. Florence Guedy 7-5 6-0
Marise Kruger d. Michele Gurdal 6-2 6-3
Sue Mappin d. Elly Vessies 6-7 6-4 6-0
Ilana Kloss d. Bunny Bruning 6-2 6-7 6-3
Mimi Wikstedt d. Raquel Gisgafre 3-6 6-2 6-3
Lesley Charles d. Helga Masthoff 6-0 6-1
Carol Bailey d. Tanya Harford 7-6 1-6 6-3
Janet Newberry (2) d. Chris Thomas 6-1 6-2

Second Round:

Meyer d. Heidi Eisterlehner 4-6 6-2 6-3
Walsh d. Harter 6-4 6-3
Cuypers d. Jackie Fayter 6-2 7-5
Judith Connor d. Molesworth 6-4 6-2
McDade d. Candy Reynolds 7-6 6-3
Cynthia Doerner d. Carillo 7-5 6-3
Helen Cawley d. Lesley Hunt 7-5 6-3
Evers d. Sabina Simmonds 4-6 6-1 6-2
Tyler d. Brigitte Simon 6-2 6-4
Kruger d. Naoko Sato 6-4 6-2
Jane Stratton d. Mary Struthers 6-4 6-4
Maria Bueno d. Mappin 7-6 6-3
Kloss d. Pauline Peled 6-4 6-3
Charles d. Wikstedt 6-7 6-2 6-1
Fiorella Bonicelli d. Bailey 4-6 6-4 6-4
Yvonne Vermaak d. Newberry 6-2 7-6

Third Round:

Walsh d. Meyer 6-2 6-4
Cuypers d. Connor 6-2 6-2
Charles d. Kloss 6-2 6-7 6-3
Bonicelli d. Vermaak 6-3 7-6
Other matches unplayed - rain

Quarter-Finals - abandoned.

"The grass was saturated and played some funny tricks with the bounce, so it was not surprising that there had been more than a few upsets in the few matches that were played. Kathy May, the top seed, crashed in her opening match to her fellow-American Carrie Meyer, who was in turn to lose to a third player from across the Atlantic, Sharon Walsh. But it was Lesley Charles, showing a welcome return to form, who was being regarded as the likely winner when the proceedings came to a halt. She started by beating Helga Masthoff, then came Mimi Wikstedt and Ilana Kloss. The gracious Maria Bueno, having disposed of Sue Mappin, was still in the running, as were Michele Tyler, Helen Gourlay Cawley, Marise Kruger, last year's winner, Brigitte Cuypers and Cynthia Doerner."
Tennis Today August 1977

Declan
Jun 14th, 2009, 05:50 PM
There's a picture of Winnie with the trophy too - will endeavour to post that on here, though I may be being optimistic! And it wouldn't be till next week: I'm off to eastbourne tomorrow - yay!!!

I'm being brave!

Rollo
Jun 14th, 2009, 06:26 PM
Declan-do enjoy Eastbourne-give us a full report on your return. I have added all of your wonderful scopres, reports, and even the picture.

AustinRunner-many thanks for your attention to detail. I have added in all of your information.

Declan
Jun 14th, 2009, 07:41 PM
Feb 28-Mar 6 Virginia Slims of San Francisco San Francisco, CAL, US (IN)

PR Ann Kiyomura d. Laura Dupont 6-1 6-3
PR Mary Struthers d Mariana Simionescu (Rom) default

1R Sue Barker (GB) d Linky Boshoff (SA) 6-1 6-2
1R Kathy May d Marcie Louie 6-2 2-6 6-1
1R Francoise Durr (Fr) d Wendy Turnbull 1-6 6-3 6-4
1R Sharon Walsh d Pam Teeguarden 7-6 6-1
1R Rosie Casals d Renata Tomanova (Cz) 6-3 6-3
1R Greer Stevens (SA) d Struthers [Q] 6-4 6-4
1R Kristien Shaw d Julie Anthony 4-6 6-1 6-1
1R Kerry Reid (Aus) d Terry Holladay 7-5 2-6 6-2

1R Janet Newberry d Val Ziegenfuss 6-3 6-3
1R Mima Jausovec (Yug) d Linda Mottram (GB) 7-6 6-3
1R Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d Brigitte Cuypers (SA) 6-3 6-3
1R Virginia Wade (GB) d Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 6-4 6-1
1R Yvonne Vermaak (SA) d Bettyann Stuart 7-5 6-3
1R Betty Stove (Nth) d Kiyomura [Q] 6-2 6-3
1R Kathy Harter d Carrie Meyer 6-1 6-4
1R Chris Evert d Stephanie Tolleson 6-1 6-2

2R Barker d May 6-4 6-3
2R Durr d Walsh 6-2 6-1
2R Casals d Stevens 6-3 5-7 6-3
2R Reid d Shaw 6-2 7-6

2R Jausovec d Newberry 6-3 6-3
2R Wade d Ruzici 6-3 6-1
2R Stove d Vermaak 6-0 6-2
2R Evert d Harter 6-1 6-0

QF Barker d Durr 6-3 6-2
QF Casals d Reid 6-2 6-1
QF Wade d Jausovec 6-3 7-5
QF Evert d Stove 7-6 6-1

SF Barker d Casals 6-2 -62
SF Wade d Evert 6-3 6-4

FI Sue Barker d Virginia Wade 6-3 6-4

Doubles

1R Barker/Kiyomura d Harter/Vermaak 6-1 6-4
1R Newberry/Walsh d Stuart/Teeguarden 4-6 6-3 6-4
1R Durr/Wade d Struthers/Tolleson 6-1 6-1
1R Jausovec/Ruzici d Cuypers/Doerner 4-6 6-2 6-1

1R Anthony/Ziegenfuss d Loiue/Mottram 6-0 6-0
1R Reid/Stevens d Meyer/Tomanova 7-5 6-3
1R Boshoff/Shaw d Holladay/May 6-2 6-3
1R Casals/Stove-bye

QF Barker/Kiyomura d Newberry/Walsh 5-7 6-2 6-4
QF Durr/Wade d Jausovec/Ruzici 4-6 6-2 6-1
QF Reid/Stevens d Anthony/Ziegenfuss 6-1 7-5
QF Casals/Stove d Boshoff/Shaw 6-2 6-3

SF Barker/Kiyomura d Durr/Wade 6-3 6-3
SF Reid/Stevens d Casals/Stove 7-6 1-6 6-2

FI Reid/Stevens d Barker/Kiyomura 6-3 6-1

Jacksonville Futures Feb 28-Mar 6

1R Iris Riedel (Ger) d Florenta Mihai (Rom) 7-5 6-7 6-4

QF Forood d Harris 6-3 6-2
QF Beaven d Riedel 6-1 6-1
QF Tyler d Stratton 6-2 6-0
QF Hagey [LL] d Peled 6-1 3-6 6-3

SF Beaven d Forood 6-2 6-3
SF Hagey [LL} d Tyler 6-1 3-6 6-3

FI Lindsay Beaven d Sue Hagey [LL]6-4 7-5

Doubles

SF Coles/Mihai d Peled/L. Thomas 7-6 7-6
SF Kloss/Nagelson d Beaven/Reynolds 6-2 6-1

FI Kloss/Nagelson d Coles/Mihai 7-6 6-4

Hagey makes the final as a lucky loser.


March 3-6 Tretorn Linkoping, Linkoping, Sweden (IN)
*4th and last stop on the Tretorn Bollex Circuit

Quarter-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Hobbs 6-1 6-4
Cooper d. Holubova 6-2 6-1
Ekblom d. Bendlova 6-3 6-1
Lindquist d. Mappin 6-2 6-1

Semi-Finals:
Forsgardh d. Cooper 2-6 6-4 6-2
Ekblom d. Lindquist 6-4 6-4

Final:
Forsgardh d. Ekblom 6-2 5-7 7-6

Here's Sue winning San Francisco:
(I had to remove the bottom part of this deodorant advert as it was too big)

iainmac
Jun 15th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Chichester June 6-11

First Round:
Carrie Meyer d. Kathy May (1) 5-7 6-1 6-1
Sharon Walsh d. Marijke Schaar 6-4 6-4
Kathy Harter d. Pam Whytcross 7-6 3-6 6-4
Brigitte Cuypers d. Belinda Thompson 6-0 6-0
Corinne Molesworth d. Linky Boshoff 5-7 6-3 6-3
Alison McDade d. Laura DuPont 6-2 5-7 6-4
Mary Carillo d. Katja Ebbinghaus 6-1 6-4
Dianne Evers d. Mary Hamm 6-3 6-4
Michele Tyler d. Florence Guedy 7-5 6-0
Marise Kruger d. Michele Gurdal 6-2 6-3
Sue Mappin d. Elly Vessies 6-7 6-4 6-0
Ilana Kloss d. Bunny Bruning 6-2 6-7 6-3
Mimi Wikstedt d. Raquel Gisgafre 3-6 6-2 6-3
Lesley Charles d. Helga Masthoff 6-0 6-1
Carol Bailey d. Tanya Harford 7-6 1-6 6-3
Janet Newberry (2) d. Chris Thomas 6-1 6-2

Second Round:

Meyer d. Heidi Eisterlehner 4-6 6-2 6-3
Walsh d. Harter 6-4 6-3
Cuypers d. Jackie Fayter 6-2 7-5
Judith Connor d. Molesworth 6-4 6-2
McDade d. Candy Reynolds 7-6 6-3
Cynthia Doerner d. Carillo 7-5 6-3
Helen Cawley d. Lesley Hunt 7-5 6-3
Evers d. Sabina Simmonds 4-6 6-1 6-2
Tyler d. Brigitte Simon 6-2 6-4
Kruger d. Naoko Sato 6-4 6-2
Jane Stratton d. Mary Struthers 6-4 6-4
Maria Bueno d. Mappin 7-6 6-3
Kloss d. Pauline Peled 6-4 6-3
Charles d. Wikstedt 6-7 6-2 6-1
Fiorella Bonicelli d. Bailey 4-6 6-4 6-4
Yvonne Vermaak d. Newberry 6-2 7-6

Third Round:

Walsh d. Meyer 6-2 6-4
Cuypers d. Connor 6-2 6-2
Charles d. Kloss 6-2 6-7 6-3
Bonicelli d. Vermaak 6-3 7-6
Other matches unplayed - rain

Quarter-Finals - abandoned.

"The grass was saturated and played some funny tricks with the bounce, so it was not surprising that there had been more than a few upsets in the few matches that were played. Kathy May, the top seed, crashed in her opening match to her fellow-American Carrie Meyer, who was in turn to lose to a third player from across the Atlantic, Sharon Walsh. But it was Lesley Charles, showing a welcome return to form, who was being regarded as the likely winner when the proceedings came to a halt. She started by beating Helga Masthoff, then came Mimi Wikstedt and Ilana Kloss. The gracious Maria Bueno, having disposed of Sue Mappin, was still in the running, as were Michele Tyler, Helen Gourlay Cawley, Marise Kruger, last year's winner, Brigitte Cuypers and Cynthia Doerner."
Tennis Today August 1977

Pity it did not finish- had the makings of a good tournament finale. Yes Lesley Charles had a rich vein of form- she did not half thump Helga Masthoff. Personally, and with other grass court results that year-I think that Helen Cawley would have won, although Charles and Tyler would have pushed her if they had met.

iainmac
Jun 15th, 2009, 11:05 AM
I'm being brave!

Thanks for that Declan.

iainmac
Jun 15th, 2009, 11:08 AM
Here's Sue winning San Francisco:
(I had to remove the bottom part of this deodorant advert as it was too big)

What a fantastic tournament Barker had in San Fran that year. Thanks for the pic Declan.

DennisFitz
Jun 16th, 2009, 06:12 AM
IMHO, 1977 was one of the most fascinating years in Open tennis, and perhaps the history of the sport.

For one thing, it will go down in history as the only year in which there were 5 majors, with the Australian Open being staged twice during the calendar year - to make up for the move from January to December. (Although this is on the Women's Forum, I also think that 1977 was one of the most intriguing year in Men's Open era. Three players had a very legitimate claim to the #1 ranking. Jimmy Connors did spend the majority of the year ranked #1 on the ATP computer and finished #1. Bjorn Borg briefly replaced Connors at #1, and was considered by many to be #1 for the year. Guillermo Vilas had the most productive year of any player in tennis history, winning 16 tournaments and winning more than 120 singles matches! No player ever worked harder. And Vilas won 2 majors, the French and US Open, and was runner up in the Australian Open. As a Borg fan, I was pleased when most experts, along with Tennis Magazine named Borg #1. But upon further reflection, I think Vilas must be considered the #1 player for the year. Even though he lost both matches to Borg in '77, Vilas beat Connors in 2 very important matches, the US Open final and in the Masters. Borg beat Connors at Wimbledon but lost to him in the Masters. I would rank Connors #3, and Borg #2, Vilas thoroughly deserved to be #1 for 1977. The rest of the top 10 was very solid, with Vitas Gerulaitis the #2 ranked player on grass, staging a brilliant semi with Borg at Wimbledon and winning Australian Open II. Brian Gottfried had the best year of his career, beating every top player and winning a number of titles in a very productive year for him. Americans Roscoe Tanner (Australian Open I winner), Harold Solomon and Dick Stockton all had big moments in 1977. While some of the veterans like Nastase started their descent out of the top 10, veterans like Stan Smith (nearly toppling Connors at Wimbledon) and Ken Rosewall, winning his last tournament at age 43! were still competitive. And there was the emergence of John McEnroe. He went through qualifying and all the way to the Wimbledon semis. And he backed that result up with a 4R showing at Forest Hills. There was also the Mike Fishbach and Ilie Nastase spaghetti racket controversy. And what seemed like an explosion of tournaments and exhibitions.)

Although Chris Evert was #1 throughout the year, there was enough drama and intrigue throughout to keep things interesting. New and old faces appeared. Veteran Betty Stove moved up the ladder, and had a career year. Others such as Margaret Court and Maria Bueno called an end to their careers, but not before flashing a last bit of brilliance prior to departing. Billie Jean King and Evonne Goolagong re-emerged and resurrected their careers with outstanding showings after sabbaticals from the tour. And the initial wave of teen queens (or Chrissie clones) began with 14 year old Tracy Austin's appearance on the scene, along with other teens who made their mark on the pro tour.

In 1977 the VS Championships and the first Colgate Series playoffs were considered bigger events than the Australian and French Opens, it's thus plausible to consider there were 7 "main" events for 1977. The 5 traditional majors were divided among 5 different women. Imagine if all the top women did play in all the majors, what would the season have looked like? Or imagine another year when there were 5 majors, plus 2 season playoffs. Certainly many opportunities for more than one woman to make a claim for #1. With Evert winning 3 of the 7 main events and Virginia Wade, Kerry Reid, Goolagong, and Mima Jausovec taking the others, it's interesting that the computer ranked King and Navratilova at #2 and 3 respectively. King appeared in only one final of the main events. Navratilova did not appear in any.

I like that Kerry Reid got a chance to win a major, especially her home country Slam in the Australian Open Part I. Yes Margaret decided not to play and Evonne was pregnant. And of course none of the Slims gals played. But it was still a major, and she beat a top tenner, Fromholtz, to win the crown.

The Slims circuit was formful again, mirroring the 76 season with only 3 women able to claim a crown. Despite losing to Martina for the 2nd year in a row in the Slims opening tournament, Chris was the dominant player, losing only one other match all season. Martina's 4 tournament wins certainly made it seem like she was ready to make a run at Chris' #1 spot. Sue Barker continued improving, winning 2 events and beating everyone except Chris. She also prevented Wade from winning a Slims title in Virginia's only early season final round appearance. I also liked it that the 1977 Slims season bridged the careers of Austin and Court. Rosie Casals denied a meeting between the two, defeating Austin and then Court in Minneapolis. The top Russians Olga Morozova and Natasha Chymreva only played a few events each, neither getting to a final. Sadly, the Russian federation barred them from playing any more tournaments in 1977.

The 1977 VS Championships were held in Madison Square Garden for the first time, a precursor to the nearly 2 decade run in the Garden for the women. Sue Barker, who had already scored a win over Martina during the year, prevented another Martina-Chris final by stunning Navratilova to gain the final. She gave Chris a scare before Evert won 26,61,61

Although Martina skipped the Family Circle Cup, it was still a top event. Who would have thought Billie Jean would get to a clay final, beating among others Nancy Richey, Virginia Ruzici, Renata Tomanova, and Kerry Reid - all very good clay court players! A signature moment for the entire year. And then she gets clobbered by Chris 60,61 in the finals on national TV! Tracy claimed her first top 10 scalp - Fromholtz - en route to the quarters.

American women did well in the European clay court events - Janet Newberry winning Rome and Laura DuPont winning German Open. But Mima Jausovec won the biggest prize, capturing her only major in Paris.

Chris Evert made her Fed Cup debut when it was staged in Eastbourne the week before Wimbledon, displacing the tournament for that year. Chris didn't lose in singles, helping the US beat Australia for the 2nd year in a row.

Going into Wimbledon, Evert was considered unbeatable. She had lost only 1 time on grass since the start of the 1975 season. And she was riding a 19 match winning streak. Sue Barker was being touted as Britain's best hope. And despite missing former champs Goolagong and Court, other former champions Maria Bueno (1959, 60, 64) and Karen Susman (1962) were playing again, as was Billie Jean, returning to attempt a 7th singles crown and the all-time Wimbledon record.

The centenary year at Wimbledon, 1977 was one of the most interesting ones in the Open era. No, there were not a lot of crazy upsets. But much was made of the 3rd round encounter between Evert and Austin - the first meeting between the two. And there was another 3rd round encounter, a meeting of players with 9 singles crowns between them: Billie Jean bested Maria Bueno in the 3rd round as well. But the top 8 players made it to the quarters. And that's where it got real interesting.

Evert (1) vs. King (5)
Wade (3) vs. Casals (6)
Reid (8) vs. Barker (4)
Navratilova (2) vs. Stove (7)

Don't forget Reid was the year's Aussie Open champ, and an experienced grass court player. Casals had beaten Virginia 3 times already in 1977, and this really represented Rosie's last chance at a major (she never got as far as the quarters again.) Billie had never lost to Chris on grass. Navratilova had a dominating edge H2H against Stove. But Martina was the only top 4 seed who failed to make the semis.

Martina led Betty 6-2 in the first set tiebreak and lost 6 points in a row, and that basically cost her the match. She really faded in the 3rd set.
Wade beat Casals in straight sets, and Barker nerve's held up, and she did the same to Reid. The clash of the titans didn't materialize as Evert crushed King 61,62, avenging her 2 other Wimbledon defeats.
In the match of the year, Wade stunned Evert 62,46,61 in the semis, playing confidently and brilliantly to beat Chris for the 2nd time that year (but also the last time in her career). Stove edged out Barker in a nerve-racked and error filled encounter, much to the disappointment of the Brits hoping for an all-British final.
In front of queen and country, Wade rallied to beat Stove (making her only appearance in a major final) 46,63,61. I thought it was amazingly fitting that Wade should win Wimbledon on the centenary year, which was also the Queen's silver jubilee year, a very festive time for England.

Wade never really had a chance to win on clay at Forest Hills. The only real question would be could anyone challenge Chris. And the answer was no.
Another big story of 1977 was Renee Richards. Through a court order, Renee was allowed entry into the singles draw at the US Open. Renee had played a few satellite events earlier in the year. And to add drama to the intrigue, Richards was paired against Wade in the 1R! Virginia won handily.
Evert finally got the upper hand in her H2H with Nancy Richey in the R16, eliminating her 63,60 to forge ahead in their rivalry 6-5. Chris also gained revenge for her first ever Open defeat, crushing Billie Jean in the quarters with the loss of just 2 games.
If veterans like Richey, King and Maria Bueno were getting bounced by younger foes, Tracy Austin struck a blow for youth. At 14 in her first ever US Open, she bounded all the way to the quarters with 4 wins, including a big 61,64 win over #4 Sue Barker, who looked nervous and out of it from the start. Tracy beat Ruzici, another tough clay courter, to face Stove in the QF, who promptly trounced her 62,62.
Wendy Turnbull was the surprise of the Open. I don't know how she got the last seeded position, but she came in at #12, and in succession beat Casals, Wade , and Navratilova. She double bageled Rosie after dropping the opening set, lost only 3 games to Wade, and surprised Martina, bidding for her first ever US Open final.
Turnbull played Chris close for a set, but Evert prevailed 76,62 in winning her 3rd straight Open (2nd without losing a set) and her 113th consecutive clay court match.

Following the US Open, Virginia Wade had a big win in Tokyo over Martina Navratilova to win that event (her last ever victory over Martina).
Chris Evert triumphed in Atlanta, an event which featured 9 of the top 10 women. Fromholtz upset Stove and King to face Evert in the finals.
Billie Jean went on a 3 tournament streak in the fall, capturing Phoenix, Sao Paolo, and San Juan in consecutive weeks. Phoenix was notable for Evert's withdrawal and Kerry Reid's default in protest while losing to Renee Richards in the quarters - which turned out to be Renee's best result to date. Richards lost to Turnbull in the semis. Tracy Austin crushed Francoise Durr to gain the quarters, only to lose easily to Martina, who then fell to BJ in the semis.
Billie Jean beat Martina again in Sao Paolo, and followed that with wins over Fromholtz and Stove to win the event.

The first ever Colgate Series Playoff were held in Palm Springs. A round robin event featured the top 8 players from the series.
Dianne Fromholtz provided an initial shock, stunning Chris Evert in straight sets on the opening night. Chris needed help from her vanquished foes, Wade and Navratilova to reach the final. Both Virginia and Martina beat Dianne to prevent Fromholtz from making the final.
King coasted in her section over Reid, Stove, and Turnbull. For the fourth time in 1977 Evert and King squared off, this time for the big $75,000 first prize. It was the closest of the 4 they played, but hardly close at all. Billie Jean won 4 games, losing 62,62.

Perhaps one of the toughest ever Wightman Cup teams assembled in Oakland for the US' triumph over Britain. Evert, King and Casals led the way, 7-0 over a very tough British squad led by Wade and Barker.
The official 1977 season ended after the Colgate Championships. King won the Gunze exo over Martina (her 4th win over Navratilova that year). And then the 1977-78 Colgate season began with events Down Under. Evonne Goolagong returned to action, and won 3 events right away. She culminated the year with her 4th (and last) win at the Australian Open, the second one held during the 1977 calendar year. Goolagong was an easy winner over the other Mrs Cawley, Helen Gourlay, in a field that only included Barker and Reid as top tenners. Evonne was also the 5th woman to win a major in the year. The first and only time 5 women would earn a major title in a single season.

The WTA rankings listed 1 Evert; 2 King; 3 Navratilova; 4 Wade; 5 Barker; 6 Casals; 7 Stove; 8 Fromholtz; 9 Turnbull; 10 Reid

My ranking based on sentiment and a premium on the majors and other big events is as follows:
1 Evert - never any doubt at all
2 Wade - the Wimbledon win was a biggie. And to beat nemeses Casals and Evert, and not falter in the finals against Stove, was key. She did not suffer many bad or early round losses, as in previous years. Her wins over Martina in Tokyo and Palm Springs clinched the #2 spot.
3 Navratilova - a solid year throughout, she just faded in important matches, but had a very consistent season. Although she lost to King 3 times, she also beat every other top player.
4 King - a great comeback year where she hardly lost to anyone other than Evert. Different draws at Wimbledon and the US Open could have given her a higher ranking. A terrific year for a player aged 33 and past her prime.
5 Barker - best year of her career, with a spectacular Slims run. Seemed to fizzle after Wimbledon, but still deserves a top 5 spot.
6 Stove - finest year of career for the Dutch woman. Qualified at both VS and Colgate playoffs. Also appeared in her first major, and followed up with a US Open semi appearance.
7 Reid - Australian Open I winner, plus Colgate qualifier, had a very solid year. Her Oz win cost her a chance at qualifying for VS playoff, but was consistent player all year.
8 Casals - very fine VS season, but after gaining QF at Wimbledon, really fizzled afterwards.
9 Turnbull - strong finish to the year, with terrific run to US Open finals, and reaching 2 other tour finals.
10 Jausovec - French Open champ plus VS playoff qualifier gets final top 10 nod, over Fromholtz. Dianne had a big win over Evert, plus a victory over King, and a final round appearance in Australian Open I. But Mima's US Open win over Dianne bumps her over Fromholtz for #10.

PS - I am almost finished with my ranking project of revisiting the official computer rankings. Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who posted results on these boards!!!

austinrunner
Jun 16th, 2009, 07:06 AM
The centenary year at Wimbledon, 1977 was one of the most interesting ones in the Open era. No, there were not a lot of crazy upsets. ... And there was another 3rd round encounter, a meeting of players with 9 singles crowns between them: Billie Jean bested Maria Bueno in the 3rd round as well. But the top 8 players made it to the quarters. And that's where it got real interesting.
Evert (1) vs. King (5)
Billie had never lost to Chris on grass. ... The clash of the titans didn't materialize as Evert crushed King 61,62, avenging her 2 other Wimbledon defeats.
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."

austinrunner
Jun 16th, 2009, 07:09 AM
Wade never really had a chance to win on clay at Forest Hills. The only real question would be could anyone challenge Chris. And the answer was no.
Chris also gained revenge for her first ever Open defeat, crushing Billie Jean in the quarters with the loss of just 2 games.
This loss prompted King to say, "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. [But if] I keep using that as a copout, I shouldn't play."

iainmac
Jun 16th, 2009, 08:57 AM
That was a wonderful synopsis of 1977 Dennis and was great to read.
You are so right it was one of the most spectacular years in the history of the game and so rich in personalities and historic occurences. Of course for us in the United Kingdom- not England, in tennis we are a single nation state-the year was so magical because of the Wade victory at Wimbledon. But we had so much to cheer with Sue Barker in the VS final and Johnnie Lloyd in the Australian final. Would be great if Andy Murray and Laura Robson can repeat this over time!!
I agree with you re Vilas- I do not understand how he was not rated at number one- maybe as you allude to it was his H2H with Borg. But to win the matches that he did was fantastic and his wins at the French and US Opens were breathtaking in their clinical efficiency.
Your rankings I agree with as well. I understand why the computer came up with BJK at number two, as she finished the year in spectacular fashion. But I have always felt that Wade had a better claim to the second spot, and not just because of Wimbledon. She went as far as BJK at the Open and qualified for both tour finales.
Navratilova had a devastating start to the year, but her losses in majors to Barker, Stove and Turnbull really put her back to 4 in my opinion.
Barker at 5 I agree with too although if she had played a bit more towards the end of the year and had been fit I am sure she would have had a good claim on the number 4 ranking.
I also agree with Mima Jausovec at 10. She was amazingly courageous to battle injuries to win at the French and qualified as you say for the VS finale.
All in all it was a year of terrific importance in the history of the game and I salute you for bringing it so vividly to life.

iainmac
Jun 16th, 2009, 09:02 AM
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."

BJK was and is so remarkable- the statements you quote after her loss to Evert sums up just what a remarkable woman she is. And she was true to her word- six months on she was in amazing form and virtually unbeatable, apart from Evert. And she was to play that famous Wightman Cup match with Wade.
As far as Evert is concerned she must have been so peeved that she played all her great tennis in the quarters and had so little left in the semis for a rampant Wade.

chris whiteside
Jun 16th, 2009, 12:21 PM
My ranking based on sentiment and a premium on the majors and other big events is as follows:
1 Evert - never any doubt at all
2 Wade - the Wimbledon win was a biggie. And to beat nemeses Casals and Evert, and not falter in the finals against Stove, was key. She did not suffer many bad or early round losses, as in previous years. Her wins over Martina in Tokyo and Palm Springs clinched the #2 spot.
3 Navratilova - a solid year throughout, she just faded in important matches, but had a very consistent season. Although she lost to King 3 times, she also beat every other top player.
4 King - a great comeback year where she hardly lost to anyone other than Evert. Different draws at Wimbledon and the US Open could have given her a higher ranking. A terrific year for a player aged 33 and past her prime.
5 Barker - best year of her career, with a spectacular Slims run. Seemed to fizzle after Wimbledon, but still deserves a top 5 spot.
6 Stove - finest year of career for the Dutch woman. Qualified at both VS and Colgate playoffs. Also appeared in her first major, and followed up with a US Open semi appearance.
7 Reid - Australian Open I winner, plus Colgate qualifier, had a very solid year. Her Oz win cost her a chance at qualifying for VS playoff, but was consistent player all year.
8 Casals - very fine VS season, but after gaining QF at Wimbledon, really fizzled afterwards.
9 Turnbull - strong finish to the year, with terrific run to US Open finals, and reaching 2 other tour finals.
10 Jausovec - French Open champ plus VS playoff qualifier gets final top 10 nod, over Fromholtz. Dianne had a big win over Evert, plus a victory over King, and a final round appearance in Australian Open I. But Mima's US Open win over Dianne bumps her over Fromholtz for #10.

Rankings are fascinating. Do you go on what the players achieve and ignore the losses or do you weigh one against the other?

Vary rarely will any two people produce two identical lists and each is as valid as the other. I tend to think there is most merit in a list which amalgamates all the individual ones.

Your list corresponds very closely to the overall one compiled by Blaster Panelists. In fact the first six places are the same. Then Reid and Turnbull swap places with the BP going 7.Turnbull 8.Casals 9. Reid 10.Jauovec.

Of the seven panelists four placed Wade at #2, two went for Navratilova nd one for King.

It will be interesting to see how all your results turn out when you have them completed.

iainmac
Jun 16th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Rankings are fascinating. Do you go on what the players achieve and ignore the losses or do you weigh one against the other?

Vary rarely will any two people produce two identical lists and each is as valid as the other. I tend to think there is most merit in a list which amalgamates all the individual ones.

Your list corresponds very closely to the overall one compiled by Blaster Panelists. In fact the first six places are the same. Then Reid and Turnbull swap places with the BP going 7.Turnbull 8.Casals 9. Reid 10.Jauovec.

Of the seven panelists four placed Wade at #2, two went for Navratilova nd one for King.

It will be interesting to see how all your results turn out when you have them completed.

I think that the number two ranking was as hotly contested as at any time in the history of the game. But I do feel that Navratilova can be ruled out due to her losses in the majors to Barker, Stove and Turnbull.

DennisFitz
Jun 17th, 2009, 02:34 AM
This loss prompted King to say, "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. [But if] I keep using that as a copout, I shouldn't play."

BJ really did play well in the fall. She had the loss to Tyler in Florida and Fromholtz in Atlanta. But her three tournament run in Phoenix, Sao Paolo, and San Juan was most impressive. She had at least two wins over Martina, plus everyone else. The she got all the way to the Colgate final, only to lose to Evert.

Interesting that in Chris' 4 matches w/BJ in 1977, it was a near perfect progression of number of games lost in each match.
Apr FCC 60,61
June Wimbledon 61, 62
Sep US Open 62,60
Nov Colgate 62,62

Chris was truly out for revenge in 1977!! Ten games lost in 4 matches! Really wanted to make up for losses to BJ in 1975. Absolutely merciless. Interesting, in that BJ was able to beat everyone else, but came up very empty against Chris. Their other matches after 1977 (apart from the 1979 US Open semi) were closer than their 1977 matches.

austinrunner
Jun 17th, 2009, 06:16 AM
After the US Open in 1977, King's win–loss record was 31–3, losing only to Evert, Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat, and Michelle Tyler Wilson. King won five of the eight tournaments she entered plus both of her Wightman Cup matches. She defeated Navratilova all four times they played, including three times in three consecutive weeks, and beat Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade twice. Beginning September 26, King played seven consecutive weeks. She lost to Tyler in the second round in Palm Harbor, Florida and Fromholtz Balestrat in the semifinals in Atlanta. She then won three hard court tournaments in three consecutive weeks. She defeated Navratilova and Wendy Turnbull to win in Phoenix, losing only four points to Turnbull in the third set of the final. The next week, she defeated Navratilova, Fromholtz Balestrat, and Wimbledon runner-up Stöve to win in Sao Paulo. The third week, she defeated Ruzici, Stöve, and Janet Newberry Wright to win in San Juan. In November, Evert snapped King's 18-match winning streak in the final of the Colgate Series Championships in Mission Hills, California. King then won her Wightman Cup matches, defeated Navratilova to win the tournament in Japan, and beat Wade to win the Bremar Cup in London. 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."

Unfortunately, 1978 was not nearly as successful as the last part of 1977. After not playing a tournament for 3 weeks, she was upset by Regina Marsikova in the first round of the tournament in Washington, D.C. in early January. Two weeks later, King defeated Wade in the semifinals of the tournament in Houston before losing to Navratilova in the final. The following week, she retired from her first round match with Marise Kruger in Los Angeles while trailing 6-7, 5-4. She was idle for another 3 weeks before losing to Fromholtz Balestrat in the semifinals of the tournament in Detroit 6-3, 0-6, 7-5. The next week, she again lost to Navratilova in the final of the tournament in Kansas City 7-6, 2-6, 6-3. After a week off, she lost to Evert twice in two weeks, first in the semifinals of the tournament in Boston (6-3, 6-2) and then in the final of the tournament in Philadelphia (6-0, 6-4). At the Virginia Slims Championships the following week, King injured her leg while losing to Wade in her first round robin match and defaulted her remaining two round robin matches. She was off the tour for almost 3 months. Upon her return in Eastbourne, she lost to Navratilova in the semifinals. At Wimbledon, King played with a painful heel spur in her left foot and lost to Evert in the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year 6–3, 3–6, 6–2. 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, "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." She did not play a singles match after Wimbledon and finally had foot surgery on December 22. That kept her off the tour until June 1979.

austinrunner
Jun 17th, 2009, 07:18 AM
Chris was truly out for revenge in 1977!! Ten games lost in 4 matches! Really wanted to make up for losses to BJ in 1975. Absolutely merciless. Interesting, in that BJ was able to beat everyone else, but came up very empty against Chris. Their other matches after 1977 (apart from the 1979 US Open semi) were closer than their 1977 matches.

Not exactly true. Here's a list of their matches after 1977:

March 1978 (Boston): Evert 6-3, 6-2
March 1978 (Philadelphia): Evert 6-0, 6-4
July 1978 (Wimbledon): Evert 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
September 1979 (US Open): Evert 6-1, 6-0
July 1982 (Wimbledon): Evert 7-6, 2-6, 6-3
November 1982 (Australian Open): Evert 6-2, 6-2
March 1983 (Virginia Slims Championships): Evert 6-1, 6-1
May 1983 (Johannesburg): Evert 6-4, 6-4

Evert won their last 11 matches and lost only 2 sets in total.

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Jun 17th, 2009, 08:07 AM
How about the complete WTT season scores? I know that they were included in World Tennis, but I've lost my box of mags from 1977. Please help????

iainmac
Jun 17th, 2009, 08:20 AM
BJ really did play well in the fall. She had the loss to Tyler in Florida and Fromholtz in Atlanta. But her three tournament run in Phoenix, Sao Paolo, and San Juan was most impressive. She had at least two wins over Martina, plus everyone else. The she got all the way to the Colgate final, only to lose to Evert.

Interesting that in Chris' 4 matches w/BJ in 1977, it was a near perfect progression of number of games lost in each match.
Apr FCC 60,61
June Wimbledon 61, 62
Sep US Open 62,60
Nov Colgate 62,62

Chris was truly out for revenge in 1977!! Ten games lost in 4 matches! Really wanted to make up for losses to BJ in 1975. Absolutely merciless. Interesting, in that BJ was able to beat everyone else, but came up very empty against Chris. Their other matches after 1977 (apart from the 1979 US Open semi) were closer than their 1977 matches.

It is amazing to look at just how easily Evert was able to dominate BJK in their matches in 77. Not so much I suppose the FC Cup and the US Open due to the surface,but certainly the Wimbledon result stands out. It is amazing that she lost to Wade in the semis given this form, maybe she left all her best tennis against BJK.
And yes the close of the year amazing for BJK, dont know what happened against Tyler- so easy. Was it clay courts?

iainmac
Jun 17th, 2009, 08:21 AM
Not exactly true. Here's a list of their matches after 1977:

March 1978 (Boston): Evert 6-3, 6-2
March 1978 (Philadelphia): Evert 6-0, 6-4
July 1978 (Wimbledon): Evert 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
September 1979 (US Open): Evert 6-1, 6-0
July 1982 (Wimbledon): Evert 7-6, 2-6, 6-3
November 1982 (Australian Open): Evert 6-2, 6-2
March 1983 (Virginia Slims Championships): Evert 6-1, 6-1
May 1983 (Johannesburg): Evert 6-4, 6-4

Evert won their last 11 matches and lost only 2 sets in total.

Mind you wasnt that a fantastic performance in the 82 semi final- says a lot for BJK and her determination.

chris whiteside
Jun 17th, 2009, 12:14 PM
How about the complete WTT season scores? I know that they were included in World Tennis, but I've lost my box of mags from 1977. Please help????

hi OfNJ,

Would you have the top 10 players for the 1974 and 1975 seasons?

As far as I can see the top 8 are listed in the 1976 thread but for 1974 only a top 5 is given and for 1975 I don't see that there is anything included.

Thanks.

Rollo
Jun 17th, 2009, 02:58 PM
I agree with you re Vilas- I do not understand how he was not rated at number one- maybe as you allude to it was his H2H with Borg. But to win the matches that he did was fantastic and his wins at the French and US Opens were breathtaking in their clinical efficiency.

The American magazine World Tennis did rate Vilas as #1 for 1977, so at least he got someone's nod as top dog.

Regarding King-yes, the Tyler loss in the fall was on clay. Billie Jean also flew in at the last minute if I recall.

Chris Evert had a couple of added incentives to beat up on Billie Jean in 1977. World Tennis ran a big profile of King during the Slims circuit. The article covered a lot of ground, but what got a lot of attnetiion was King laying into Evert for not promoting the women's tour. "Chris cares for nothing but Chris" was the gist of one quote.

The other incentive at Wimbledon was Evert's record on grass vs King. Chrissie had never won on grass vs Billie Jean despite King's age. Memoiries of a bitter semi defeat in 1975 (when Connors famously brought his new girlfriend to Center Court in the middle of the match) must have weighed heavily on Chris.

iainmac
Jun 17th, 2009, 05:00 PM
After the US Open in 1977, King's win–loss record was 31–3, losing only to Evert, Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat, and Michelle Tyler Wilson. King won five of the eight tournaments she entered plus both of her Wightman Cup matches. She defeated Navratilova all four times they played, including three times in three consecutive weeks, and beat Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade twice. Beginning September 26, King played seven consecutive weeks. She lost to Tyler in the second round in Palm Harbor, Florida and Fromholtz Balestrat in the semifinals in Atlanta. She then won three hard court tournaments in three consecutive weeks. She defeated Navratilova and Wendy Turnbull to win in Phoenix, losing only four points to Turnbull in the third set of the final. The next week, she defeated Navratilova, Fromholtz Balestrat, and Wimbledon runner-up Stöve to win in Sao Paulo. The third week, she defeated Ruzici, Stöve, and Janet Newberry Wright to win in San Juan. In November, Evert snapped King's 18-match winning streak in the final of the Colgate Series Championships in Mission Hills, California. King then won her Wightman Cup matches, defeated Navratilova to win the tournament in Japan, and beat Wade to win the Bremar Cup in London. 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."

Unfortunately, 1978 was not nearly as successful as the last part of 1977. After not playing a tournament for 3 weeks, she was upset by Regina Marsikova in the first round of the tournament in Washington, D.C. in early January. Two weeks later, King defeated Wade in the semifinals of the tournament in Houston before losing to Navratilova in the final. The following week, she retired from her first round match with Marise Kruger in Los Angeles while trailing 6-7, 5-4. She was idle for another 3 weeks before losing to Fromholtz Balestrat in the semifinals of the tournament in Detroit 6-3, 0-6, 7-5. The next week, she again lost to Navratilova in the final of the tournament in Kansas City 7-6, 2-6, 6-3. After a week off, she lost to Evert twice in two weeks, first in the semifinals of the tournament in Boston (6-3, 6-2) and then in the final of the tournament in Philadelphia (6-0, 6-4). At the Virginia Slims Championships the following week, King injured her leg while losing to Wade in her first round robin match and defaulted her remaining two round robin matches. She was off the tour for almost 3 months. Upon her return in Eastbourne, she lost to Navratilova in the semifinals. At Wimbledon, King played with a painful heel spur in her left foot and lost to Evert in the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year 6–3, 3–6, 6–2. 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, "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." She did not play a singles match after Wimbledon and finally had foot surgery on December 22. That kept her off the tour until June 1979.

It is quite remarkable that BJK was able for so long to maintain such a stranglehold on Navratilova. Just shows how much of a master she was at the net that it took Martina so long to beat her. Is that right only 4 points conceded against Turnbull in Phoenix? That is remarkable in the context of Turnbull playing so brilliantly just before to reach the Open final.
And it was remarkable she was able to come back at all in 1979 after such a long gap off the tour.:worship:

iainmac
Jun 17th, 2009, 05:04 PM
The American magazine World Tennis did rate Vilas as #1 for 1977, so at least he got someone's nod as top dog.

Regarding King-yes, the Tyler loss in the fall was on clay. Billie Jean also flew in at the last minute if I recall.

Chris Evert had a couple of added incentives to beat up on Billie Jean in 1977. World Tennis ran a big profile of King during the Slims circuit. The article covered a lot of ground, but what got a lot of attnetiion was King laying into Evert for not promoting the women's tour. "Chris cares for nothing but Chris" was the gist of one quote.

The other incentive at Wimbledon was Evert's record on grass vs King. Chrissie had never won on grass vs Billie Jean despite King's age. Memoiries of a bitter semi defeat in 1975 (when Connors famously brought his new girlfriend to Center Court in the middle of the match) must have weighed heavily on Chris.

Thanks Rollo, good on the magazine for recognising Vilas, he deserved it.
As far as the Tyler victory was concerned, I guessed it must have been clay. It is an extraordinary result anyway but I could only imagine BJK would loose like that to Tyler on a slow court.
I have never heard of that interview by BJK at the time of the VS tour. It is funny that it did not seem to affect their relationship in any way. They were particularly close and loyal to each other during the Wightman and Federation Cup matches that year and in 1978.

austinrunner
Jun 17th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Is that right only 4 points conceded against Turnbull in Phoenix? That is remarkable in the context of Turnbull playing so brilliantly just before to reach the Open final.
And it was remarkable she was able to come back at all in 1979 after such a long gap off the tour.:worship:

That was 4 points in the third set. The match score was 1-6, 6-1, 6-0. Billie finished her career 11-1 against Turnbull.

Other career head to head match-ups:
Rosemary Casals 52-10
Ann Haydon Jones 40-11
Virginia Wade 31-10
Francoise Durr 29-7
Kerry Melville Reid 25-8
Julie Heldman 20-4
Karen Krantzcke 19-2
Betty Stove 19-2
Nancy Richey Gunter 18-12
Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 16-1
Kathy Harter 13-0
Evonne Goolagong Cawley 13-3
Margaret Court 13-21
Lesley Hunt 12-0
Carole Caldwell Graebner 12-3
Helen Gourlay Cawley 11-0
Wendy Turnbull 11-1
Judy Tegart Dalton 11-3
Kristen Kemmer Shaw 10-0
Wendy Overton 10-1
Cecilia Martinez 9-0
Pam Teeguarden 9-0
Valerie Ziegenfuss 9-1
Tory Fretz 8-0
Maria Bueno 8-5
Sharon Walsh 7-0
Carol Loop 7-1
Lesley Turner Bowrey 7-3
Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 7-8
Chris Evert 7-20
Stephanie DeFina 6-0
Renata Tomanova 6-0
Winnie Shaw 6-0
Virginia Ruzici 6-3
Martina Navratilova 6-11
Lita Liem Sugiarto 5-0
Peaches Bartkowicz 5-0
Kristy Pigeon 5-0
Gwyneth Thomas 5-0
Nell Truman 5-1
Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper 4-0
Kathy Jordan 4-0
Mimi Arnold Wheeler 4-0
Anne Smith 4-0
Sue Barker 4-1
Justina Bricka Horwitz 4-1
Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 4-1
Mima Jausovec 4-1
Lea Pericoli 4-1
Barbara Potter 4-1
Kathy Chabot 4-1
Pam Shriver 4-1
Edda Buding 4-2
Sylvia Hanika 4-2
Ann Kiyomura 4-2
Helga Niessen Masthoff 4-4
Julie Anthony 3-0
Carol Hanks Aucamp 3-0
Pat Cody 3-0
Dierdre Catt Keller McMahon 3-0
Peggy Michel 3-0
Marilyn Montgomery Rindfuss 3-0
Christina Sandberg 3-0
Sally Seebeck 3-0
Elena Subirats 3-0
Bettina Bunge 3-1
Madonna Schacht 3-1
Greer Stevens 3-1
Bernice Carr Vukovich 3-1
Christine Truman Janes 3-2
Olga Morozova 3-2
Karen Hantze Susman 3-5
Petra Delhees 2-0
Kay Dening 2-0
Esme Emmanuel 2-0
Donna Fales 2-0
Tanya Harford 2-0
Mary Bevis Hawton 2-0
Peachy Kellmeyer 2-0
Ingrid Lofdahl 2-0
Alycia Moulton 2-0
Betsy Nagelsen 2-0
Elizabeth Sayers Smylie 2-0
Madge "Bunny" Vosters 2-0
Mira Panajotovic Vukelich 2-0
Anne White 2-0
Janet Young 2-0
Pam Casale 2-1
Rosalyn Fairbank 2-1
Regina Marsikova 2-1
Susan Mascarin 2-1
Gail Sherriff etc. 2-1
Hana Mandlikova 2-3
Norman Baylon 1-0
Kathy Horvath 1-0
Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw 1-0
Judy Alvarez 1-1
Andrea Jaeger 1-1
Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi 1-1
Victoria Palmer 1-2
Darlene Hard 1-3
Dorothy Bundy Cheney 1-4
Tracy Austin 1-5
Margaret Osborne duPont 0-1
Manuela Maleeva Fragniere 0-1
Renee Schuurman Haygarth 0-1
Dorothy Head Knode 0-1
Catherine Tanvier 0-1
Rita Bentley 0-2

DennisFitz
Jun 18th, 2009, 06:52 AM
hi OfNJ,

Would you have the top 10 players for the 1974 and 1975 seasons?

As far as I can see the top 8 are listed in the 1976 thread but for 1974 only a top 5 is given and for 1975 I don't see that there is anything included.

Thanks.

Were you looking for rankings from World Tennis (US) magazine? I have rankings from TENNIS (US) magazine for those years:

1974
1 Evert
2 King
3 Goolagong
4 Morozova
5 Wade
6 Melville
7 Casals
8 Heldman
9 Richey
10 Navratilova


1975
1 Evert
2 King
3 Goolagong
4 Navratilova
5 Wade
6 Court
7 Morozova
8 Reid
9 Stove
10 Sawamatsu

iainmac
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:03 AM
That was 4 points in the third set. The match score was 1-6, 6-1, 6-0. Billie finished her career 11-1 against Turnbull.

Other career head to head match-ups:
Rosemary Casals 52-10
Ann Haydon Jones 40-11
Virginia Wade 31-10
Francoise Durr 29-7
Kerry Melville Reid 25-8
Julie Heldman 20-4
Karen Krantzcke 19-2
Betty Stove 19-2
Nancy Richey Gunter 18-12
Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 16-1
Kathy Harter 13-0
Evonne Goolagong Cawley 13-3
Margaret Court 13-21
Lesley Hunt 12-0
Carole Caldwell Graebner 12-3
Helen Gourlay Cawley 11-0
Wendy Turnbull 11-1
Judy Tegart Dalton 11-3
Kristen Kemmer Shaw 10-0
Wendy Overton 10-1
Cecilia Martinez 9-0
Pam Teeguarden 9-0
Valerie Ziegenfuss 9-1
Tory Fretz 8-0
Maria Bueno 8-5
Sharon Walsh 7-0
Carol Loop 7-1
Lesley Turner Bowrey 7-3
Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 7-8
Chris Evert 7-20
Stephanie DeFina 6-0
Renata Tomanova 6-0
Winnie Shaw 6-0
Virginia Ruzici 6-3
Martina Navratilova 6-11
Lita Liem Sugiarto 5-0
Peaches Bartkowicz 5-0
Kristy Pigeon 5-0
Gwyneth Thomas 5-0
Nell Truman 5-1
Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper 4-0
Kathy Jordan 4-0
Mimi Arnold Wheeler 4-0
Anne Smith 4-0
Sue Barker 4-1
Justina Bricka Horwitz 4-1
Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 4-1
Mima Jausovec 4-1
Lea Pericoli 4-1
Barbara Potter 4-1
Kathy Chabot 4-1
Pam Shriver 4-1
Edda Buding 4-2
Sylvia Hanika 4-2
Ann Kiyomura 4-2
Helga Niessen Masthoff 4-4
Julie Anthony 3-0
Carol Hanks Aucamp 3-0
Pat Cody 3-0
Dierdre Catt Keller McMahon 3-0
Peggy Michel 3-0
Marilyn Montgomery Rindfuss 3-0
Christina Sandberg 3-0
Sally Seebeck 3-0
Elena Subirats 3-0
Bettina Bunge 3-1
Madonna Schacht 3-1
Greer Stevens 3-1
Bernice Carr Vukovich 3-1
Christine Truman Janes 3-2
Olga Morozova 3-2
Karen Hantze Susman 3-5
Petra Delhees 2-0
Kay Dening 2-0
Esme Emmanuel 2-0
Donna Fales 2-0
Tanya Harford 2-0
Mary Bevis Hawton 2-0
Peachy Kellmeyer 2-0
Ingrid Lofdahl 2-0
Alycia Moulton 2-0
Betsy Nagelsen 2-0
Elizabeth Sayers Smylie 2-0
Madge "Bunny" Vosters 2-0
Mira Panajotovic Vukelich 2-0
Anne White 2-0
Janet Young 2-0
Pam Casale 2-1
Rosalyn Fairbank 2-1
Regina Marsikova 2-1
Susan Mascarin 2-1
Gail Sherriff etc. 2-1
Hana Mandlikova 2-3
Norman Baylon 1-0
Kathy Horvath 1-0
Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw 1-0
Judy Alvarez 1-1
Andrea Jaeger 1-1
Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi 1-1
Victoria Palmer 1-2
Darlene Hard 1-3
Dorothy Bundy Cheney 1-4
Tracy Austin 1-5
Margaret Osborne duPont 0-1
Manuela Maleeva Fragniere 0-1
Renee Schuurman Haygarth 0-1
Dorothy Head Knode 0-1
Catherine Tanvier 0-1
Rita Bentley 0-2

Thanks for posting these H2Hs. Some of her statistics are remarkable. Look at the record re players of the calibre of Ann Jones and Rosie Casals. As for the latter they didnt half play each other a lot- that of course would have been all these Virginia Slims matches.
Her record against people such as Hanika and Jausovec, Potter etc I find remarkable as she would have generally played these people at the tail end of her career. Our old friend Nancy Richey did not half keep pace with BJK. It seems that her main troubles, not surprisingly, were when she played Margaret Court and Chris Evert.
I am astonished that she is 0-2 to Rita Bentley and on reflection it is not a shock that she is behind against Hard and Susman as presumably these matches were in her salad days.
I am also a little surprised that Wade has a far better win loss average over her than Ann Jones, who I always imagined would have been more difficult for BJK to play.

Rollo
Jun 18th, 2009, 02:19 PM
I've reposted the final 1977 WTA Computer rankings all the way to #100. Going from this list it looks as though the minimum number of events to get a computer ranking was 6.

iainmac
Jun 18th, 2009, 02:50 PM
I've reposted the final 1977 WTA Computer rankings all the way to #100. Going from this list it looks as though the minimum number of events to get a computer ranking was 6.

Enjoy looking at the 77 rankings- lots of British players:)

Declan
Jun 18th, 2009, 05:54 PM
I've reposted the final 1977 WTA Computer rankings all the way to #100. Going from this list it looks as though the minimum number of events to get a computer ranking was 6.

Yes, I remember it being six.

Declan
Jun 18th, 2009, 06:05 PM
I've reposted the final 1977 WTA Computer rankings all the way to #100. Going from this list it looks as though the minimum number of events to get a computer ranking was 6.


That list looks wrong to me. There is no way Sue Mappin ever ranked as high as the thirties on the computer. In that top 10 Brits from the WTA rankings from mid-1977 that I posted on here she was in the 80s or something, wasn't she? And did little in the second half of the year to bump her up 40 or 50 spots in the rankings. And Sue Barker did NOT end 1977 ranked higher than Virginia Wade on the WTA ranking list. That would have been public knowledge and an amazing story if it had happened. Your original list, which dated 31/12/1977 and is printed in the World of Tennis yearbook, has Virginia at 4 and Sue at 5 with a considerable lead in points, and that's how I remember it at the time.

Rollo
Jun 18th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Yes, I remember it being six.


Thanks for confirming that Declan. I have found WTT standing and some stats. Hopefully I can post this in the next day or so.

Declan
Jun 18th, 2009, 07:15 PM
That list looks wrong to me. There is no way Sue Mappin ever ranked as high as the thirties on the computer. In that top 10 Brits from the WTA rankings from mid-1977 that I posted on here she was in the 80s or something, wasn't she? And did little in the second half of the year to bump her up 40 or 50 spots in the rankings. And Sue Barker did NOT end 1977 ranked higher than Virginia Wade on the WTA ranking list. That would have been public knowledge and an amazing story if it had happened. Your original list, which dated 31/12/1977 and is printed in the World of Tennis yearbook, has Virginia at 4 and Sue at 5 with a considerable lead in points, and that's how I remember it at the time.

Can't stop thinking about this -it's wrong! The new 2009 Official Guide to Professional Tennis (which I just bought at Eastbourne) has the final, year-end rankings for every year since 1975. 1977 reads:
1. Evert 17.61 points
2. King 12.24
3. Navratilova 11.88
4. Wade 10.18
5. Barker 9.51
6. Casals 7.69
7. Stove 6.62
8. Fromholtz 6.46
9. Turnbull 6.33
10.Reid 6.06
This is the top 10 that was published in the magazines at the time, and the one in every World of Tennis Yearbook ever published and in every WTA Tour Guide, of which I have umpteen. It was the Top 10in Rollo's original list, too. It's right!!!

Rollo
Jun 18th, 2009, 10:28 PM
Hmmm...and I did publish that list (probably from the World of Tennis from that year. The list from Tennis magazine states it is "as of December 17th", so it is not automatically the rankings as released on December 17th.

For now I will run both lists-Declan.

DennisFitz
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:39 AM
1977

WTA Year-End (Dec 31 Top Ten on Computer)
1. Evert 17.61 points
2. King 12.24
3. Navratilova 11.88
4. Wade 10.18
5. Barker 9.51
6. Casals 7.69
7. Stove 6.62
8. Fromholtz 6.46
9. Turnbull 6.33
10.Reid 6.06



WTA Computer Rankings (as of December 17)

01. 17.019 Chris Evert ---------------13 events
02. 12.157 Martina Navratilova -------19 events
03. 11.752 Billie Jean King ------------09 events
04. 10.599 Sue Barker--------------- 15 events
05. 10.589 Virginai Wade------------- 15 events
06. 07.792 Rosie Casals-------------- 18 events
07. 06.863 Betty Stove--------------- 22 events
08. 06.604 Diane Fromholtz------------17 events
09. 06.552 Kerry Reid------------------22 events
10. 06.016 Wendy Turnbull-------------23 events

11. 5.776 Mima Jausovec--------------19 events
12. 5.167 Tracy Austin----------------10 events
13. 4.823 Greer Stevens---------------14 events
14. 4.331 Terry Holladay---------------16 events
15. 4.330 Joanne Russell---------------23 events
16. 3.965 Kristien Shaw----------------18 events
17. 3.898 Janet Newberry--------------24 events
18. 3.763 Virginia Ruzici----------------24 events
19. 3.755 Regina Marsikova-------------23 events
20. 3.656 Kathy May-------------------16 events

21. 3.603 Renee Richards---------------07 events
22. 3.592 Renata Tomanova------------27 events
23. 3.551 Marise Kruger----------------19 events
24. 3.543 Laura DuPont-----------------28 events
25. 3.377 Mona Guerrant----------------07 events
26. 3.350 Nancy Richey-----------------08 events
27. 3.262 Yvonne Vermaak--------------21 events
28. 3.222 Katja Ebbinghaus-------------16 events
29. 2.924 Betsy Nagelson---------------22 events
30. 2.915 Francoise Durr----------------20 events

31. 2.806 Julie Anthony-----------------16 events
32. 2.779 Florenta Mihai----------------20 events
33. 2.735 Helen Cawley-----------------20 events
34. 2.674 Brigitte Cuypers---------------27 events
35. 2.670 Fiorella Bonicelli---------------13 events
36. 2.582 Michelle Tyler-----------------22 events
37. 2.488 Kathy Kuykendall--------------12 events
38. 2.456 Sue Mappin--------------------09 events
39. 2.363 Pam Teeguarden--------------24 events
40. 2.286 Helena Anliot------------------12 events

41. 2.276 Ann Kiyomura------------------14 events
42. 2.253 Sharon Walsh------------------06 events
43. 2.250 Jeanne Evert------------------16 events
44. 2.242 Cynthia Doerner---------------22 events
45. 2.210 Linda Mottram-----------------15 events
46. 2.204 Kate Latham-------------------18 events
47. 2.140 Linky Boshoff-------------------23 events
48. 2.096 Lesley Hunt--------------------17 events
49. 2.058 Lesley Charles------------------16 events
50. 1.925 Zenda Liess--------------------16 events

51. 1.879 Maria Bueno--------------------10 events
52. 1.859 Kathy Harter--------------------23 events
53. 1.829 Iris Riedel-----------------------20 events
54. 1.827 Maria Pinterova-----------------14 events
55. 1.783 Mary Hamm---------------------24 events
56. 1.734 Mary Carillo---------------------19 events
57. 1.725 Lele Forood---------------------14 events
58. 1.723 Mary Struthers------------------29 events
59. 1.715 Glynis Coles---------------------24 events
60. 1.708 Carrie Meyer--------------------26 events

61. 1.708 Wendy Overton------------------15 events
62. 1.702 Ruta Gerulaitus-------------------14 events
63. 1.700 Caroline Stoll---------------------15 events
64. 1.544 Stacy Margolin-------------------08 events
65. 1.515 Lea Antopolis--------------------07 events
66. 1.442 Lindsey Beaven------------------16 events
67. 1.398 Marcie Louie---------------------21 events
68. 1.395 Jackie Fayter--------------------12 events
69. 1.392 Helen Viragh---------------------12 events
70. 1.387 Barbara Jordan-------------------07 events

71. 1.378 Mariana Simionescu---------------11 events
72. 1.362 Sally Greer-----------------------12 events
73. 1.335 Rayni Fox------------------------17 events
74. 1.332 Helga Mastoff--------------------06 events
75. 1.320 Pam Whytcross------------------25 events
76. 1.312 Donna Ganz---------------------09 events
77. 1.260 Candy Reynolds-----------------20 events
78. 1.257 Heidi Eisterlehner----------------19 events
79. 1.234 Elly Vessies---------------------08 events
80. 1.222 Mimmi Wikstedt-----------------14 events

81. 1.187 Jane Stratton-------------------19 events
82. 1.184 Val Ziegenfuss------------------14 events
83. 1.120 Francoise Thibault--------------11 events
84. 1.110 Pat Bostrom--------------------16 events
85. 1.074 Paulina Peled (ISR)-------------15 events
86. 1.066 Ilana Kloss (SAF)---------------22 events
87. 1.063 Racquel Giscafre (ARG)---------18 events
88. 1.021 Diane Desfor (AUS)-------------07 events
89. 1.017 Barbara Hallquist (USA)---------08 events
90. 1.008 Sheila Mcinerny (USA)----------07 events

91. 1.007 Nina Bohm (SWD)---------------16 events
92. 1.004 Dianne Evers (AUS)--------------15 events
93. 0.995 Tanya Harford (SAF)-------------19 events
94. 0.979 Nana Sato (JAP)-----------------24 events
95. 0.977 Sabina Simmonds (ITY)----------19 events
96. 0.952 Mary Sawyer--------------------15 events
97. 0.944 Bunny Bruning (USA)-------------24 events
98. 0.915 Robin Harris----------------------16 events
99. 0.898 Michele Gurdal (BEL)-------------27 events
00. 0.847 Sue Saliba (AUS)----------------15 events


Retired:
Margaret Smith Court (late 50s-having a child)
Olga Morozova (the Sovie Union forces their players off the circuit to boycott South Africans)
Natsha Chymreva (see above)


*Evonne Goolagong goes on a tear late in 1977, but will not reappear on the computer until her 6th events early in 1978.

*A minimum of 6 events is required to appear on the computer.

* Note that there were events not counted on the computer. Jerry Diamond refused to count Lionel Cup events early in the year becuase of the entry of Renee Richards.



The computer differs with most experts on the year end final rankings. King finishes #3, though most writers put her at #5. Wimbledon champion Wade is at #5, while many writers give her the #2 spot. Turnbull at #10 is also a little lower on the computer. Tracy Austin’s first year end ranking is #12, quite impressive for a part-timer. Renee Richards debuts at #21. Though seeded #11 at Wimbledon, Durr fades away and finishes the year at #30. Nancy Richey’s last year ends at #26. Florenta Mihai, French finalist is #32.

Rollo

Thanks for posting. The minor differences in the point totals, but in some cases surprising changes that resulted in the last ranking release for 1977 clearly illustrate how crazy the WTA ranking system was back then.

I also have this 1977 list as of Dec 17. I think I mentioned this previously, but I don't understand how Barker would have been even slightly ahead of Wade in December. Sue reached the finals of the NSW Open on Dec 12, so that would have given her a bump. She then reached the semis of Australian Open Part II played the week after. I still don't understand how that would have affected the rankings as much as it did. And did Billie Jean gain ranking points and Martina lose ranking points from the Dec 17 to Dec 31 ranking, when neither played any events, nor did either play any events in late December in 1976? I also found it ironic that Kerry Reid plays in the Australian Open, upholds her seeding by getting to the semis and losing to Evonne, and she is rewarded (punished?) by having her point total decrease and she drops behind Turnbull, who didn't play the Australian Open.

Six events was the minimum to appear on the computer. Surprising since it's only 3 now. I am curious how you knew about Jerry Diamond not counting Lionel Cup tournaments b/c of Renee Richards. BJ King played in them, and helped her jumpstart her comeback. I can't believe they would have disavowed those tournaments, which were comparable to Avon Futures events. I'd love someone at the WTA to explain how Richards could rank #21, playing in 7 events (and not any Lionel tournaments) where her best result was a SF in Phoenix. She also had a few 1R losses. A #21 ranking for 1977 just isn't plausible.

I have finished my own WTA rankings project for 1977. I'll give you a preview by telling you I did count Lionel Cup events. Some very surprising and big differences in my rankings from the WTA ones. I'll post this weekend.

chris whiteside
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Were you looking for rankings from World Tennis (US) magazine? I have rankings from TENNIS (US) magazine for those years:

1974
1 Evert
2 King
3 Goolagong
4 Morozova
5 Wade
6 Melville
7 Casals
8 Heldman
9 Richey
10 Navratilova


1975
1 Evert
2 King
3 Goolagong
4 Navratilova
5 Wade
6 Court
7 Morozova
8 Reid
9 Stove
10 Sawamatsu


Thanks for posting these DennisFitz, but we were talking about WTT.

Rollo
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:09 AM
Spreaking of WTT, I added many stats from World Team tennis, including team standings and the top ten in singles.

DennisFitz
Jun 20th, 2009, 06:52 AM
Rollo

I didn't see a post with WTT results from 1977 and had compiled these already so thought I would post:

Final WTT standings

EAST W L Pct
Boston Lobsters 35 9 .795
New York Apples 33 11 .750
Indiana Loves 21 23 .477
Cleveland Nets 16 28 .364
Soviets 12 32 .273

WEST
Phoenix Racquets 28 16 .636
Golden Gaters 25 19 .568
San Diego Friars 21 23 .477
Sea-Port Cascades 18 26 .409
LA Strings 11 33 .250

No wonder WTT went bankrupt! Cleveland spent all that money to get Borg, and the team finished with a 16-28 record?

SINGLES
1 Martina Navratilova, BOSTON, 217-126 .633
2 Chris Evert, PHOENIX, 213-134 .614
3 Virginia Wade, NY 142-122 .538
4 Billie Jean King, NY 78-70 .527
5 Kerry Reid, SAN DIEGO 168-169 .499
6 Sue Barker, INDIANA 179-189 .486
7 Terry Holladay, GG 189-201 .485
8 Wendy Turnbull, CLEVELAND 155-166 .484
9 Betty Stove, SEA-PORT 173-186 .482
10 Rosie Casals, LA 149-163 .478

DOUBLES
1 Navratilova/Stevens, BOS 237-123 .658
2 Wade/King, NY 223-155 .590
3 Evert/Shaw, PHOE 130-107 .549
4 Stove/Russell, SEA-P 195-181 .519
5 Reid/Guerrant, SD 198-192 .508
6 Mappin/Kiyomura, IND 93-93 .500
7 Barker/Kiyomura, IND 119-121 .496
8 Morozova/Chymreva, SOV 94-99 .487
9 Kroshina/Morozova, SOV 64-69 .481
10 Durr/Nagelsen, GG 170-212 .445

DennisFitz
Jun 20th, 2009, 06:58 AM
I did research at the ITF a few years ago for another tennis project, and found the year end rankings and some results for 1977. I was really surprised to see what the year end rankings were and wanted to try and figure out how the rankings could have been produced. I found a website Tenniscorner, which along with the ITF website, had the results of many of the 1977 events. Slowly I pieced together complete results for the entire season. Thanks of course to so many on here who posted results.

I then came up with what I considered to be a fair ranking system. It is largely based on the current WTA ranking system in terms of point allocations. For my ranking system I used the average system, of total # of points divided by events played for an average. But all tournaments counted, no such thing as a best of 17 rule, which I despise. As professionals, I think every result should count. No other sport allows a poor result to be thrown out. However, I also feel that a minimum divisor has to be established. Otherwise some players who don't play a full season but have some decent results will be able to maintain, what is in a sense, an artificially high ranking.

I established 14 as a minimum divisor, which I felt was fair considering the season and schedule for 1977.

Wimbledon and the US Open had the highest point values, double what any other regular tournament offered. Because the French and Australian Opens were not equal in size or value to Wimbledon and the US they did not warrant the same point values. Aligning them with the amount of prize money they offered but giving them a bump due to their historical status, the French and Australians were a cut above a Tier III tournament points allocation.

The FCC was the only true "Tier I" event, and because it offered the most prize money of any regular tour event, I designated it a Tier I. All the VS events were a slight notch below the FCC in terms of points. Then came Tier II events like Atlanta, Phoenix, Colgate Sydney, etc. Tier III events were Charlotte, US Clay, Italian Open, London. Tier IV events were events like the South African Open, German Open, Chichester. Avon Futures and Lionel events were just below Tier IV events. And finally small events like Gstaad, Buenos Aires, Kitzbuhel, were Tier V events.

The Viriginia Slims and Colgate playoffs were very prestigious, big money events. They had @70% of the value of Wimbledon and the US Open.

A few caveats:
I had results from @95% of events. I was missing some of the German Open and a few Avon Futures events. I don't think these missing results would significantly alter the rankings.
I used a 3 tournament minimum for getting on the ranking list. Again a minimum divisor of 14 held for all players.
I started out with a list of the top 40 players from the official WTA ranking list for 1977. So this is not an all inclusive list. Time and resources being what they are, I won't have a chance to rate everyone.
I didn't include Morozova and Chymreva on the list. As they both withdrew from the tour due to political situation (how very sad) I didn't feel it was necessary to include them.

One aspect I did not include was "bonus points" or what the WTA used to call quality pints - the points you received for beating players based on their current rankings. Because I don't have a rolling system of knowing who was ranked what during the season, I couldn't incorporate quality points into my system. I may have an opportunity to go back and add that into the calculation, as I have all the 1976 results, and could therefore produce my own rolling 52 week (or bi-weekly) rankings for 1976 and into 1977.
I suspect that the quality points would benefit Billie Jean King the most since she had many wins over higher ranked players in the year. f the WTA's system back in 1977 incorporated some type of quality points, this could explain how she did nudge ahead of Martina and Virginia to finish #2.

The ranking list follows in another post.

Declan
Jun 20th, 2009, 09:38 AM
Hmmm...and I did publish that list (probably from the World of Tennis from that year. The list from Tennis magazine states it is "as of December 17th", so it is not automatically the rankings as released on December 17th.

For now I will run both lists-Declan.

Are you sure they were actually a WTA list? That's not a stupid question; the May 1978 "World Tennis" magazine, for instance, chose to list WITA rankings instead, adding in brackets 'The Women's International Tennis Association is a division of the European Tennis Association'. The list was presumably a few months old, due to publishing dealdlines at the time, but the rankings were ridiculous: it has Barker at No.3, when she never peaked as high on the WTA lists, Turnbull down at 12, Tomanova at 15 (way too high), Durr at 22 (way too high), Russell at 27 (too low), Mottram at 45 (too high) and several other anomalies. Your newer list looks similarly incorrect.

Rollo
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Are you sure they were actually a WTA list? That's not a stupid question; the May 1978 "World Tennis" magazine, for instance, chose to list WITA rankings instead, adding in brackets 'The Women's International Tennis Association is a division of the European Tennis Association'. The list was presumably a few months old, due to publishing dealdlines at the time, but the rankings were ridiculous: it has Barker at No.3, when she never peaked as high on the WTA lists, Turnbull down at 12, Tomanova at 15 (way too high), Durr at 22 (way too high), Russell at 27 (too low), Mottram at 45 (too high) and several other anomalies. Your newer list looks similarly incorrect.

I'm confident the Tennis Magazine list was a computer ranking because of the detail-numbering the top 100 for example. Also, the number of events counted and exact points. The date could possibly be off, but one of the few things we do know for certain is that the rankings were only issued every
two weeks.

I'd imagine the list you are referring too just has rank numbers.

That doesn't mean I agree with the computer-I much prefer my own rankings;)

Mappins high rank on the Dec 17 might easily be explained by her low number of events-9. A couple good showings in point rich events and her point average bumps her up. And Martin DID win an event in Australia in early December of 1976. Once this came off it could account for her points drop.

To be honest I doubt that we'll ever completely figure out the rankings logic from this time period. The tour itself was known to make error.s Evonne was declared #1 for 1 ranking period of two weeks in 1976 just a year or so ago. At the time players themselves siad they were mystified by the rankings at times.

Can't wait to see your ranking Dennis.

AdeyC
Jun 20th, 2009, 01:09 PM
6 Mappin/Kiyomura, IND 93-93 .500
7 Barker/Kiyomura, IND 119-121 .496



Did Ann have a thing about playing with the British?

DennisFitz
Jun 20th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Here are my WTA Rankings for 1977:

1 EVERT 302.8571
2 NAVRATILOVA 172.8947
3 WADE 163.1250
4 BARKER 156.3750
5 KING 144.6429
6 STOVE 92.4286
7 CASALS 76.3684
8 REID 76.0476
9 TURNBULL 74.3000
10 FROMHOLTZ 72.8125
11 JAUSOVEC 60.4821
12 GOOLAGONG 57.9286
13 HOLLADAY 39.7143
14 STEVENS 39.2143
15 RUZICI 37.1579
16 AUSTIN 36.4286
17 RUSSELL 35.6000
18 CAWLEY 35.6000
19 SHAW 35.5556
20 DUPONT 35.1600
21 MARSIKOVA 33.3333
22 MIHAI 32.8947
23 TOMANOVA 31.3043
24 NEWBERRY 30.9545
25 KRUGER 30.7333
26 VERMAAK 29.8889
27 BOSHOFF 29.0588
28 NAGELSEN 27.8182
29 DURR 26.7647
30 RICHARDS 26.6429
31 MAY 25.5000
32 WALSH 25.2000
33 EBBINGHAUS 23.0714
34 CUYPERS 22.7500
35 GUERRANT 22.2857
36 TEEGUARDEN 20.9565
37 TYLER 20.6667
38 RICHEY 19.7143
39 DOERNER 19.5000
40 ANTHONY 19.1429

DennisFitz
Jun 20th, 2009, 07:01 PM
My rankings compared to the official WTA rankings

Mine Player WTA Ranking

1 EVERT 1
2 NAVRATILOVA 3
3 WADE 4
4 BARKER 5
5 KING 2
6 STOVE 7
7 CASALS 6
8 REID 10
9 TURNBULL 9
10 FROMHOLTZ 8
11 JAUSOVEC 11
12 GOOLAGONG --
13 HOLLADAY 14
14 STEVENS 13
15 RUZICI 16
16 AUSTIN 12
17 RUSSELL 15
18 CAWLEY 28
19 SHAW 17
20 DUPONT 23
21 MARSIKOVA 20
22 MIHAI 33
23 TOMANOVA 24
24 NEWBERRY 18
25 KRUGER 25
26 VERMAAK 29
27 BOSHOFF 43
28 NAGELSEN 30
29 DURR 32
30 RICHARDS 22
31 MAY 21
32 WALSH 41
33 EBBINGHAUS 19
34 CUYPERS 34
35 GUERRANT 27
36 TEEGUARDEN 39
37 TYLER 37
38 RICHEY 26
39 DOERNER 38
40 ANTHONY 31
41 KUYKENDALL 36

Rollo
Jun 20th, 2009, 11:35 PM
Intersting Dennis-thanks for sharing! Was the Aussie that Evonne won included in the ranking for 1977 or 1978?

DennisFitz
Jun 21st, 2009, 06:09 AM
Intersting Dennis-thanks for sharing! Was the Aussie that Evonne won included in the ranking for 1977 or 1978?

Yes, The Australian Open Part II, played Dec 19-31, 1977 counted towards 1977. In my rankings, I used all tournaments between January 1 and December 31, 1977. 1977 was the only season in history when there were 5 majors.

A summary of how my rankings turned out:
Navratilova edged out Wade because her VS results were better than Virginia's. Although Wade won Wimbledon, Martina was very consistent throughout the year. (Personally I rate Virginia's year better than Martina). I was a bit surprised tat Sue finished ahead of BJ. Not playing 14 events hurt BJ's average. I thought Betty Stove deserved to be ranked ahead of Casals for the year, and this system showed she edged her out by a comfortable margin. The numbers 7-9 were extremely close. I was hoping that Mima Jausovec's results would have put her in the top 10, but alas she fell short. My top 10 is the same as the WTA's only a completely different order other than Chris at #1.

Evonne Goolagong played only 5 events, 4 at the end of the year. But even averaging out her results from 5 events, she still ranks #12, which I think is fair. Tracy Austin didn't rate as high in my system as she did on the WTA. I think the WTA's system favored players who competed in fewer tournaments.

The biggest difference in he top 20 is Helen Gourlay Cawley ranking #18 (vs the WTA's 28). Obviously my rating system gave more points for the two Australian Opens than did the WTA. Helen was in one SF and another Australin F that year. Plus she reached the 4R Wimbledon, and the finals of the Swiss Open. On balance I think she deserves that top 20 spot. Janet Newberry is lower, mostly because she played a lot but had a number of early round losses. I don't know how the WTA could have ranked Katja Ebbinghaus #19. Again, their system favored players who competed less often. But she really did not have results which should have placed her in the top 20. French finalist Florenta Mihai, who also reached a few finals on the Avon Futures circuit rated 11 places higher on my ranking than the WTA's. Again, I think this is more representative of her overall record and season. There is no logical explanation how Renee Richards could have been ranked as high as she was in 1977. Without Lionel Cup results, she would have been even lower on my system. A main flaw of that WTA system was exposed by examining Richards' record. Kathy May was another one who was much lower. I don't know how she could have been seeded #12 at Wimbledon that year. I think Fromholtz withdrew, but even then May was not the #13 player in the world. She had a number of early round losses that year, and a match record under .500. Wendy Turnbull's late season surge was impressive. But she would not have been ranked or seeded #12 at the time of the US Open according to this system

Declan
Jun 21st, 2009, 08:53 AM
Yes, The Australian Open Part II, played Dec 19-31, 1977 counted towards 1977. In my rankings, I used all tournaments between January 1 and December 31, 1977. 1977 was the only season in history when there were 5 majors.

A summary of how my rankings turned out:
Navratilova edged out Wade because her VS results were better than Virginia's. Although Wade won Wimbledon, Martina was very consistent throughout the year. (Personally I rate Virginia's year better than Martina). I was a bit surprised tat Sue finished ahead of BJ. Not playing 14 events hurt BJ's average. I thought Betty Stove deserved to be ranked ahead of Casals for the year, and this system showed she edged her out by a comfortable margin. The numbers 7-9 were extremely close. I was hoping that Mima Jausovec's results would have put her in the top 10, but alas she fell short. My top 10 is the same as the WTA's only a completely different order other than Chris at #1.

Evonne Goolagong played only 5 events, 4 at the end of the year. But even averaging out her results from 5 events, she still ranks #12, which I think is fair. Tracy Austin didn't rate as high in my system as she did on the WTA. I think the WTA's system favored players who competed in fewer tournaments.

The biggest difference in he top 20 is Helen Gourlay Cawley ranking #18 (vs the WTA's 28). Obviously my rating system gave more points for the two Australian Opens than did the WTA. Helen was in one SF and another Australin F that year. Plus she reached the 4R Wimbledon, and the finals of the Swiss Open. On balance I think she deserves that top 20 spot. Janet Newberry is lower, mostly because she played a lot but had a number of early round losses. I don't know how the WTA could have ranked Katja Ebbinghaus #19. Again, their system favored players who competed less often. But she really did not have results which should have placed her in the top 20. French finalist Florenta Mihai, who also reached a few finals on the Avon Futures circuit rated 11 places higher on my ranking than the WTA's. Again, I think this is more representative of her overall record and season. There is no logical explanation how Renee Richards could have been ranked as high as she was in 1977. Without Lionel Cup results, she would have been even lower on my system. A main flaw of that WTA system was exposed by examining Richards' record. Kathy May was another one who was much lower. I don't know how she could have been seeded #12 at Wimbledon that year. I think Fromholtz withdrew, but even then May was not the #13 player in the world. She had a number of early round losses that year, and a match record under .500. Wendy Turnbull's late season surge was impressive. But she would not have been ranked or seeded #12 at the time of the US Open according to this system


The week the Wimbledon seedings were announced Kathy was No.17. I always thought she bumped up by the ultra-traditional Wimbledon committee as a reward for playing the traditional European tour and not getting caught up in WTT like the bulk of the other top twenty players. She peaked at No.10 from July 3rd 1977 to Aug 20, as she still had her winners points from the previous years' US Clay Courts, plus the QF points from Roland Garros and the round of 16 finish at Wimbledon.

Declan
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:44 AM
I'm confident the Tennis Magazine list was a computer ranking because of the detail-numbering the top 100 for example. Also, the number of events counted and exact points. The date could possibly be off, but one of the few things we do know for certain is that the rankings were only issued every
two weeks.

I'd imagine the list you are referring too just has rank numbers.

That doesn't mean I agree with the computer-I much prefer my own rankings;)

Mappins high rank on the Dec 17 might easily be explained by her low number of events-9. A couple good showings in point rich events and her point average bumps her up. And Martin DID win an event in Australia in early December of 1976. Once this came off it could account for her points drop.

To be honest I doubt that we'll ever completely figure out the rankings logic from this time period. The tour itself was known to make error.s Evonne was declared #1 for 1 ranking period of two weeks in 1976 just a year or so ago. At the time players themselves siad they were mystified by the rankings at times.

Can't wait to see your ranking Dennis.

Sorry to not let this go, but I can't! I've got a year end ranking for 1976 in front of me, and Sue Mappin was No.90. As of May 29th 1977 she was No. 95. That was after those 2 small Scandinavian wins that I uncovered. The IFF website (I know not complete for 1977)only has 2 wins all year for Sue, in the depleted-field at Roland Garros, along with first round losses at Wimbledon, the US Open, and Sydney and Melbourne. She also lost in her first match at the Bremar Cup. There's afew wins on the English grass circuit, but little else, and certainly nowhere near enough to propel her up to No. 38. It just didn't happen! She would have been jostling Tyler for the 3rd spot at Wightman Cup, and would have been much higher profile here. I know the rankings system was complicated and threw up soem seemingly-unfair positions, but Sue Mappin did nowhere near enough to be even in the Top 75 for 1977, by any evaluation. I wonder where she finished in Dennis' list?

Andy T
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:47 AM
Evonne Goolagong played only 5 events, 4 at the end of the year. But even averaging out her results from 5 events, she still ranks #12, which I think is fair.

Interesting work, DennisFitz. You quote Evonne's 5 events, so did you ignore the Hilton Head 4-woman event, where she lost to Wade in the final?

DennisFitz
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:21 AM
No I didn't count that Hilton HEad event, as it was an exo, and those didn't count towards a ranking. I didn't count the 4-woman L'eggs World Series event either. I don't believe the WTA used those as part of the computer rankings back then - although I could be wrong. I believe they did count it as matches and tournaments won in a player's career record.

As far as Sue Mappin and her ranking, I believe the lists are correct, and she did rank in the top 40. Don't ask me how! From the list I have it says she played 9 events. I have found that in some cases, the fewer events actually helped a player. She did have a number of 1R losses. Perhaps the WTA offered a lot of points for that Scandinavian tour! Helen Anliot finished 40th and I don't recall her having many good results.

I didn't include Mappin in my ranking list - I perused the top 40 for the year and there in a few others. For some reason I didn't think Mappin would have warranted a top 40 ranking. When I get a chance I am going to see what her ranking average was using my method, and I'll advise. I still think the surprise about her ranking is due to the very quirky nature of the rankings back then.

I'm on to finish 1976 and then go on to 1978. I am still determined to prove that Virginia Ruzici should have been officially ranked in the top 10 for her great 1978 season!

Declan
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:58 PM
I just have to say again that at the time I was obsessed with tennis, and used to pore over the rankings in every magazine I could get hold of, both British and American. Sue Mappin did NOT rank in the world's Top 75, let alone the Top 40, for 1977. I remember!! The "World of Tennis " yearbook, in the individual profile section, just mentions some good doubles results and some success on the British circuit for Sue that year,and little else-actually, NOTHING else-in singles. As I said earlier, if she was in the Top 40 she'd have been neck and neck with Michele Tyler for being our No.3, and as it turned out she was ranked below Glynis Coles for the year, and I think she was down in the sixties. She was winding down her singles career by the end of 1977, and was definitely in the lower reaches of the Top 100.

chris whiteside
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:34 PM
I admit I'm talking cold as I don't know too much about the rankings of that period but what Declan says makes sense.

Sue Mappin was nowhere near the top 40. If it does transpire she was then those rankings should be declared void as they would be seriously weird!

Rollo
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:09 PM
Declan-I don't know what to say, I'm only copying the list as printed. Mappin finished the year ranked #5 in Britain according to the World of Tennis yearbook. This isn't far out of whack with the rankings list, in which Mappin at #38 would be 4th in Britain behind Wade, Barker, and Tyler.

Mappin did win the one Tretorn event, and did reasonably well on the rest of the circuit. At home she had a good run in the April/may events, with runnerup finishes at Guilford/Surrey and the Sutton Hard Courts. Throw in a 3rd round at the French and qualifying for the Scottish Chmps (with a win over Austin) and I see how she might have crept up the rankings. As Dennis pointed out, the computer system actually favored those who played lesser events.

At any rate it would be nice to have the final (Dec 31) ranking list in its entirety. Right now the longest Dec 31 list I have found is in the World of Tennis Yearbook. Too bad none of us has Inside Women's Tennis the WTA tour's publication which had its first year in 1977. They always printed an updated rankings list.

Rollo
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:21 PM
I have added results to Hamburg, Rome, and many lesser British events from April and May.

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:26 PM
Were you looking for rankings from World Tennis (US) magazine? I have rankings from TENNIS (US) magazine for those years:

1974
1 Evert
2 King
3 Goolagong
4 Morozova
5 Wade
6 Melville
7 Casals
8 Heldman
9 Richey
10 Navratilova


1975
1 Evert
2 King
3 Goolagong
4 Navratilova
5 Wade
6 Court
7 Morozova
8 Reid
9 Stove
10 Sawamatsu

Thanks, I was breathing hard lifting those boxes to look at those magazines. I know that I don't have complete mags for those years any more like I used too, although I do have some.

If this answers the questions, I'm a happy camper (and my heart is beating easier -- although, I do plan to find a few articles to upload for those years in the near future).

I have no argument with Dennis' 1977 rankings in the top 10 -- but this thread is NOT COMPLETE without the FULL WTT rankings! Most of the top players were in WTT, and to not have those COMPLETE results... ;(!

I know that I'm prejudiced towards WTT, but WTT was "real" thing only during that period of 1974 - 1978 in my opinion. Now, it's a glorified exho where top players appear for maybe a day or two! BLAH on that.

Back then, the players were expected to travel with the team several times a week, and to justify their paychecks with positive results. To not have complete WTT rankings included for 1974 through 1978 leaves any thread covering results incomplete!

Also, should the success of results in WTT effect overall rankings? And if not -- why?

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:29 PM
p.s. Yeah, I know the FO winners obviously did not play WTT--but then, shouldn't THAT figure negatively into their final overall results? I mean, if the best players were playing WTT and kept from playing the FO -- doesn't that downgrade the event somewhat?! I'm just asking...as I've done since I was a young teen and it was happening.

Rollo
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:48 PM
I posted the WTT team standings, playoffs, championships, and individual top ten in singles. See post #37.

I'll get around to posting the top ten for doubles.

Individual results for each and every match would be too time consuming for me at the moment. If you or anyone else wants to chip in I might be able to give it a go.


I count WTT in my World Rankings from 1974-78. I know it was also a factor for some rankings panelists, as they sometimes mention WTT. Part of the case for making Virginia Wade #2 in 1977 came down to her team (New York)winning the WTT Championship final over Phoenix. Wade's 6-0 thrashing of Chris Evert helped seal the championship for her team.

It would be hard to tie WTT into a computer ranking though. How could you do it?

Declan
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:59 PM
Declan-I don't know what to say, I'm only copying the list as printed. Mappin finished the year ranked #5 in Britain according to the World of Tennis yearbook. This isn't far out of whack with the rankings list, in which Mappin at #38 would be 4th in Britain behind Wade, Barker, and Tyler.

Mappin did win the one Tretorn event, and did reasonably well on the rest of the circuit. At home she had a good run in the April/may events, with runnerup finishes at Guilford/Surrey and the Sutton Hard Courts. Throw in a 3rd round at the French and qualifying for the Scottish Chmps (with a win over Austin) and I see how she might have crept up the rankings. As Dennis pointed out, the computer system actually favored those who played lesser events.

At any rate it would be nice to have the final (Dec 31) ranking list in its entirety. Right now the longest Dec 31 list I have found is in the World of Tennis Yearbook. Too bad none of us has Inside Women's Tennis the WTA tour's publication which had its first year in 1977. They always printed an updated rankings list.

I'm sorry, this is wrong-I am 100% certain about this. She was No. 95 at the start of the grass court season on May 29th. Her handful of wins in Britain in June were her ONLY wins for the rest of the year -there is nothing that could warrant a gigantic leap nearly 60 places in the rankings by December- there is NO WAY she was in the Top 75 for the year. I would put my life savings on this, but there's no point in going on and on about it.

Rollo
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:34 PM
Hopefully the full Dec 31 rankings will pop up. Until then just imagine my list was put together by a Sue Mappin fanatic.

Declan
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:53 PM
Hopefully the full Dec 31 rankings will pop up. Until then just imagine my list was put together by a Sue Mappin fanatic.

I actually quite liked her, although I only caught the last few years of her career. She had some grit and determination that would have been a boon to more talented players.

DennisFitz
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:57 AM
Declan-I don't know what to say, I'm only copying the list as printed. Mappin finished the year ranked #5 in Britain according to the World of Tennis yearbook. This isn't far out of whack with the rankings list, in which Mappin at #38 would be 4th in Britain behind Wade, Barker, and Tyler.

Mappin did win the one Tretorn event, and did reasonably well on the rest of the circuit. At home she had a good run in the April/may events, with runnerup finishes at Guilford/Surrey and the Sutton Hard Courts. Throw in a 3rd round at the French and qualifying for the Scottish Chmps (with a win over Austin) and I see how she might have crept up the rankings. As Dennis pointed out, the computer system actually favored those who played lesser events.

At any rate it would be nice to have the final (Dec 31) ranking list in its entirety. Right now the longest Dec 31 list I have found is in the World of Tennis Yearbook. Too bad none of us has Inside Women's Tennis the WTA tour's publication which had its first year in 1977. They always printed an updated rankings list.

I have two sources. One is from TENNIS magazine, where they list the top 100 players as of Dec 17. Rollo posted that list. Sue Mappin is #38. Another source is from Rino Tomassi. He lists Sue's year end ranking as #45.

Now, I calculated what Sue's ranking would be based on my formula. She definitely would not have been ranked in the top 50. And probably not even in the top 75.

What does it mean? I don't know. I will say this. I do believe that the listings are correct. I don't believe there could be several typos, all showing Sue Mappin with the same ranking for the year.

I can only theorize that the events in which Sue Mappin did have results apparently carried more weight than we realized. Plus she didn't play a lot of tournaments (she was a WTT'er), and I still believe the formula the WTA used back then averaged things out, with no sort of minimum divisor. Therefore if you played less than 10 eevnts, your ranking tened to be higher.
The only thing I could think of was human error back in 1977. Someone must have entered results for Sue Barker in Sue Mappin's ledger, and bumped her up in the rankings, but no one noticed!

All I will say is this is just another example of how fishy the ranking system was back then. While I believe Kathy May held a ranking in the top 10, it is absolutely ludicrous when you look at her actual results. Even factoring in her win over Navratilova in the VS of Dallas, she just didn't have good enough results to warrant a ranking in the top 10, even for a week. The US Clay court event in 1976 was not a major event at all. It was the equivalent of a Tier III event.

DennisFitz
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:25 AM
Thanks, I was breathing hard lifting those boxes to look at those magazines. I know that I don't have complete mags for those years any more like I used too, although I do have some.

If this answers the questions, I'm a happy camper (and my heart is beating easier -- although, I do plan to find a few articles to upload for those years in the near future).

I have no argument with Dennis' 1977 rankings in the top 10 -- but this thread is NOT COMPLETE without the FULL WTT rankings! Most of the top players were in WTT, and to not have those COMPLETE results... ;(!

I know that I'm prejudiced towards WTT, but WTT was "real" thing only during that period of 1974 - 1978 in my opinion. Now, it's a glorified exho where top players appear for maybe a day or two! BLAH on that.

Back then, the players were expected to travel with the team several times a week, and to justify their paychecks with positive results. To not have complete WTT rankings included for 1974 through 1978 leaves any thread covering results incomplete!

Also, should the success of results in WTT effect overall rankings? And if not -- why?

We all use our own criteria when coming up with a subjective ranking list.

For me, I do not think you can factor in WTT results into an official year end ranking. The WTT season was an entity unto itself. It was interesting, fun (for some), competitive, yet everyone knew they weren't playing for a Wimbledon title or a VS crown. Winning games was the most important thing in WTT. In tournament tennis you needed to win 2 out of 3 sets. A 7-6,0-6,7-6 win in tournament tennis was a win. In WTT, it would have meant a loss.

Call me a traditionalist, but I don't think players should have penalized at all for playing in the French Open. It *was* one of the four majors of tennis! The WTT home and away series between Cleveland and Boston was not! I know the prize money was paltry. And there were issues with the French Federation banning (did they try and ban any of the top women?) the WTT'ers. I still say it's the player's loss. Chris Evert in all likelihood would have had 3 more French Opens. Perhaps a few more wins over Martina too. Had she bothered to play the Australian circuit during that same time, I imagine she would have won 1 Aussie crown. Evert's career with 22 majors - 10 at the French - would have looked quite differently had she stuck with traditional tournament tennis (which was really much more in line w/Chris' conservative nature) than the circus-like atmosphere of team tennis. But we'll never know. One thing is for sure. Sue Barker, Mima Jausovec and Virginia Ruzici are in the record books as winners of one of tennis' four majors. WTT'ers and top tenners Dianne Fromholtz, Rosie Casals, Wendy Turnbull, and Betty Stove are not.

chris whiteside
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:33 AM
The only thing I could think of was human error back in 1977. Someone must have entered results for Sue Barker in Sue Mappin's ledger, and bumped her up in the rankings, but no one noticed!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

chris whiteside
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:06 PM
I'm sure I must have heard of that Wade win over Evert at some stage although I don't remember it. I'd love to know the story behind it - certainly on her day Virginia could beat Chris but that scorelien suggests there must have been underlying factors.

As Dennis says everyone will have their own criteria in coming up with a "subjective" ranking list. Personally, I don't favour using team competitions towards the rankings and in WTT the aims were different - it was a one-set slug from the beginning which is entirely different from the normal 3-set match, it wasunique. Yes, I can see why many would think it was part of the tennis year but it's all a matter of choice. I suppose you could compare the day-to-day matches to a round robin event but the fact is you could lose your semi match and yet still appear in the finals for which big points would be available.

As you know, Rollo 1966 illustrates perfectly IMO why team competitions should not be included (I also don't favour doubles results being factored in either because you are dependent on another person.)

In the Federation Cup Billie-Jean was beaten by Ann Jones in the semi-final, however the US progressed because Julie Heldman won her match and the US took the doubles. In the final BJ beat Edda Buding, as the US took the trophy, and amassed the points available (eqivalent to Germany and South Africa.)

The bottom line is that by my calcualtions even allowing for the 10th ranking event this unfairly gave BJ the requisite points to take the #1 ranking over Maria Bueno.

Fair enough to take the result into consideration in h2hs but it seems unjustified to me that you are able to benefit from losing solely because of other's input. (I'm not happy either about round robins but the circumstances are different again.

Declan
Jun 23rd, 2009, 07:59 PM
I have two sources. One is from TENNIS magazine, where they list the top 100 players as of Dec 17. Rollo posted that list. Sue Mappin is #38. Another source is from Rino Tomassi. He lists Sue's year end ranking as #45.

Now, I calculated what Sue's ranking would be based on my formula. She definitely would not have been ranked in the top 50. And probably not even in the top 75.

What does it mean? I don't know. I will say this. I do believe that the listings are correct. I don't believe there could be several typos, all showing Sue Mappin with the same ranking for the year.

I can only theorize that the events in which Sue Mappin did have results apparently carried more weight than we realized. Plus she didn't play a lot of tournaments (she was a WTT'er), and I still believe the formula the WTA used back then averaged things out, with no sort of minimum divisor. Therefore if you played less than 10 eevnts, your ranking tened to be higher.
The only thing I could think of was human error back in 1977. Someone must have entered results for Sue Barker in Sue Mappin's ledger, and bumped her up in the rankings, but no one noticed!

All I will say is this is just another example of how fishy the ranking system was back then. While I believe Kathy May held a ranking in the top 10, it is absolutely ludicrous when you look at her actual results. Even factoring in her win over Navratilova in the VS of Dallas, she just didn't have good enough results to warrant a ranking in the top 10, even for a week. The US Clay court event in 1976 was not a major event at all. It was the equivalent of a Tier III event.

Two things. Rino Tommasi does not rank Sue Mappin in his Top 50 for 1977 as printed in the 'World of Tennis Yearbook'. Interestingly he has Michele Tyler at 31, and even Linda Mottram (40) and Glynis Coles (48) feature, but unsurprisingly (for me!) Sue Mappin doesn't feature.
I just have to reiterate that she was No. 90 at year-end 1976, and No.95 on May 29th after which she just had her 5 wins in 2 small British events at Ediburgh and Chichester. Then nothing else all year. How could she be 60 places higher 6 months later with so few recorded wins?

Secondly, I was a big Kathy May fan, so I admit I'm biased! She actually held the No.10 spot for seven or eight weeks (July 3rd to August 20th), and I didn't just get that from the WTA bible; I still have a British "Tennis" magazine from the time with a list of the Top 20 that month that has her at 10. I was very proud of that!

DennisFitz
Jun 24th, 2009, 12:33 AM
Declan

I don't have Rino's yearbook from 1977, but rather his more recent book, where he summarizes all the top 100 from 1975 onward. This could just be a rehashing of the lists we have seen whereby Sue Mappin is listed in the top 50. I know it's strange. But I still maintain that she must have been ranked that high according to the WTA's system back then. If someone has a WTA media guide from back that would be one way to verify. Like I said there were a few other surprising rankings for players, like Renee Richards and Helena Anliot.

What else can I say? Medusa was a fan of Sue Mappin. She jiggered the system to list Ms Mappin higher than she should have been! That, or the human error of mixing up Ms Barker and Ms Mappin's results ; - }

I chuckled when I saw your comment about Kathy May. It's great you were a fan. But she wasn't top 10, IMHO. And the rankings from July 3-August 20 were a very stale period. There were very few tournaments, the ones they did stage were small events, and nearly all the top 10 were playing WTT, so their rankings were unaffected.

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:19 AM
That list looks wrong to me. There is no way Sue Mappin ever ranked as high as the thirties on the computer. In that top 10 Brits from the WTA rankings from mid-1977 that I posted on here she was in the 80s or something, wasn't she? And did little in the second half of the year to bump her up 40 or 50 spots in the rankings. And Sue Barker did NOT end 1977 ranked higher than Virginia Wade on the WTA ranking list. That would have been public knowledge and an amazing story if it had happened. Your original list, which dated 31/12/1977 and is printed in the World of Tennis yearbook, has Virginia at 4 and Sue at 5 with a considerable lead in points, and that's how I remember it at the time.

That is how I remember reading the year end rankings with Barker behind Wade at 5. And I cant see re the results why Sue Mappin would be as high as that? I know she had a win over Austin in Edinburgh but I cant see that her general record would have merited such a high ranking at all.:confused:

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:25 AM
Rollo

Thanks for posting. The minor differences in the point totals, but in some cases surprising changes that resulted in the last ranking release for 1977 clearly illustrate how crazy the WTA ranking system was back then.

I also have this 1977 list as of Dec 17. I think I mentioned this previously, but I don't understand how Barker would have been even slightly ahead of Wade in December. Sue reached the finals of the NSW Open on Dec 12, so that would have given her a bump. She then reached the semis of Australian Open Part II played the week after. I still don't understand how that would have affected the rankings as much as it did. And did Billie Jean gain ranking points and Martina lose ranking points from the Dec 17 to Dec 31 ranking, when neither played any events, nor did either play any events in late December in 1976? I also found it ironic that Kerry Reid plays in the Australian Open, upholds her seeding by getting to the semis and losing to Evonne, and she is rewarded (punished?) by having her point total decrease and she drops behind Turnbull, who didn't play the Australian Open.

Six events was the minimum to appear on the computer. Surprising since it's only 3 now. I am curious how you knew about Jerry Diamond not counting Lionel Cup tournaments b/c of Renee Richards. BJ King played in them, and helped her jumpstart her comeback. I can't believe they would have disavowed those tournaments, which were comparable to Avon Futures events. I'd love someone at the WTA to explain how Richards could rank #21, playing in 7 events (and not any Lionel tournaments) where her best result was a SF in Phoenix. She also had a few 1R losses. A #21 ranking for 1977 just isn't plausible.

I have finished my own WTA rankings project for 1977. I'll give you a preview by telling you I did count Lionel Cup events. Some very surprising and big differences in my rankings from the WTA ones. I'll post this weekend.

I know that Wade won in Tokyo but the more I think of it, what did she achieve in the latter part of 77 that would have made her rank ahead of Barker? Especially as you alluded, that she reached the final in Sydney and the semis at the Australian Open. To me Wade did not play a lot after the US Open.

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Did Ann have a thing about playing with the British?

She did have a successful run at a few events with Mappin before forming her great partnership with Barker.;)

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Here are my WTA Rankings for 1977:

1 EVERT 302.8571
2 NAVRATILOVA 172.8947
3 WADE 163.1250
4 BARKER 156.3750
5 KING 144.6429
6 STOVE 92.4286
7 CASALS 76.3684
8 REID 76.0476
9 TURNBULL 74.3000
10 FROMHOLTZ 72.8125
11 JAUSOVEC 60.4821
12 GOOLAGONG 57.9286
13 HOLLADAY 39.7143
14 STEVENS 39.2143
15 RUZICI 37.1579
16 AUSTIN 36.4286
17 RUSSELL 35.6000
18 CAWLEY 35.6000
19 SHAW 35.5556
20 DUPONT 35.1600
21 MARSIKOVA 33.3333
22 MIHAI 32.8947
23 TOMANOVA 31.3043
24 NEWBERRY 30.9545
25 KRUGER 30.7333
26 VERMAAK 29.8889
27 BOSHOFF 29.0588
28 NAGELSEN 27.8182
29 DURR 26.7647
30 RICHARDS 26.6429
31 MAY 25.5000
32 WALSH 25.2000
33 EBBINGHAUS 23.0714
34 CUYPERS 22.7500
35 GUERRANT 22.2857
36 TEEGUARDEN 20.9565
37 TYLER 20.6667
38 RICHEY 19.7143
39 DOERNER 19.5000
40 ANTHONY 19.1429

Love these and they reflect what I have often thought. I think that the form showed by Navratilova, Wade and Barker at the start of the year and beyond Wimbledon entitled them to be ranked above King. And I think it is right that Florenta Mihai has a half decent ranking.

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:39 AM
Yes, The Australian Open Part II, played Dec 19-31, 1977 counted towards 1977. In my rankings, I used all tournaments between January 1 and December 31, 1977. 1977 was the only season in history when there were 5 majors.

A summary of how my rankings turned out:
Navratilova edged out Wade because her VS results were better than Virginia's. Although Wade won Wimbledon, Martina was very consistent throughout the year. (Personally I rate Virginia's year better than Martina). I was a bit surprised tat Sue finished ahead of BJ. Not playing 14 events hurt BJ's average. I thought Betty Stove deserved to be ranked ahead of Casals for the year, and this system showed she edged her out by a comfortable margin. The numbers 7-9 were extremely close. I was hoping that Mima Jausovec's results would have put her in the top 10, but alas she fell short. My top 10 is the same as the WTA's only a completely different order other than Chris at #1.

Evonne Goolagong played only 5 events, 4 at the end of the year. But even averaging out her results from 5 events, she still ranks #12, which I think is fair. Tracy Austin didn't rate as high in my system as she did on the WTA. I think the WTA's system favored players who competed in fewer tournaments.

The biggest difference in he top 20 is Helen Gourlay Cawley ranking #18 (vs the WTA's 28). Obviously my rating system gave more points for the two Australian Opens than did the WTA. Helen was in one SF and another Australin F that year. Plus she reached the 4R Wimbledon, and the finals of the Swiss Open. On balance I think she deserves that top 20 spot. Janet Newberry is lower, mostly because she played a lot but had a number of early round losses. I don't know how the WTA could have ranked Katja Ebbinghaus #19. Again, their system favored players who competed less often. But she really did not have results which should have placed her in the top 20. French finalist Florenta Mihai, who also reached a few finals on the Avon Futures circuit rated 11 places higher on my ranking than the WTA's. Again, I think this is more representative of her overall record and season. There is no logical explanation how Renee Richards could have been ranked as high as she was in 1977. Without Lionel Cup results, she would have been even lower on my system. A main flaw of that WTA system was exposed by examining Richards' record. Kathy May was another one who was much lower. I don't know how she could have been seeded #12 at Wimbledon that year. I think Fromholtz withdrew, but even then May was not the #13 player in the world. She had a number of early round losses that year, and a match record under .500. Wendy Turnbull's late season surge was impressive. But she would not have been ranked or seeded #12 at the time of the US Open according to this system

I agree with almost all you say. I liked Renee Richards but I cant see why she would rank as highly with the WTA. Also I cannot see why Ebbinghaus was so high. Your rankings make so much more sense. Thankyou.:worship:

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:42 AM
The week the Wimbledon seedings were announced Kathy was No.17. I always thought she bumped up by the ultra-traditional Wimbledon committee as a reward for playing the traditional European tour and not getting caught up in WTT like the bulk of the other top twenty players. She peaked at No.10 from July 3rd 1977 to Aug 20, as she still had her winners points from the previous years' US Clay Courts, plus the QF points from Roland Garros and the round of 16 finish at Wimbledon.

That was a fine record for Kathy May. What kind of game did she have Declan? Presumably from the record she was better on the clay courts? I did not really see her play and am surprised she was a seed at Wimbledon. I think I did see her play BJK on the TV once, not sure if that was Wimbledon or Eastbourne?

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:43 AM
Sorry to not let this go, but I can't! I've got a year end ranking for 1976 in front of me, and Sue Mappin was No.90. As of May 29th 1977 she was No. 95. That was after those 2 small Scandinavian wins that I uncovered. The IFF website (I know not complete for 1977)only has 2 wins all year for Sue, in the depleted-field at Roland Garros, along with first round losses at Wimbledon, the US Open, and Sydney and Melbourne. She also lost in her first match at the Bremar Cup. There's afew wins on the English grass circuit, but little else, and certainly nowhere near enough to propel her up to No. 38. It just didn't happen! She would have been jostling Tyler for the 3rd spot at Wightman Cup, and would have been much higher profile here. I know the rankings system was complicated and threw up soem seemingly-unfair positions, but Sue Mappin did nowhere near enough to be even in the Top 75 for 1977, by any evaluation. I wonder where she finished in Dennis' list?

Mind you Declan the ITF website is no use for getting the proper picture of anyones year or form -so many gaps. It does seem strange and I never get the impression that Mappin was challenging Tyler for the Wightman Cup slot.

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:50 AM
No I didn't count that Hilton HEad event, as it was an exo, and those didn't count towards a ranking. I didn't count the 4-woman L'eggs World Series event either. I don't believe the WTA used those as part of the computer rankings back then - although I could be wrong. I believe they did count it as matches and tournaments won in a player's career record.

As far as Sue Mappin and her ranking, I believe the lists are correct, and she did rank in the top 40. Don't ask me how! From the list I have it says she played 9 events. I have found that in some cases, the fewer events actually helped a player. She did have a number of 1R losses. Perhaps the WTA offered a lot of points for that Scandinavian tour! Helen Anliot finished 40th and I don't recall her having many good results.

I didn't include Mappin in my ranking list - I perused the top 40 for the year and there in a few others. For some reason I didn't think Mappin would have warranted a top 40 ranking. When I get a chance I am going to see what her ranking average was using my method, and I'll advise. I still think the surprise about her ranking is due to the very quirky nature of the rankings back then.

I'm on to finish 1976 and then go on to 1978. I am still determined to prove that Virginia Ruzici should have been officially ranked in the top 10 for her great 1978 season!

That will be great reading Dennis, I think it is madness that Ruzici never rated top ten in 1978. You are probably right re Mappin and the Scandanavian tour. Historically these events were very important and maybe the WTA gave them extra weighting although the fields were not of the quality that they had been further back in time. To be honest I feel you are correct re Mappin. I cannot see that she would have rated top 40 for 77, although as you say the rankings then were faulty- hence your excellent work.:worship:

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:52 AM
I just have to say again that at the time I was obsessed with tennis, and used to pore over the rankings in every magazine I could get hold of, both British and American. Sue Mappin did NOT rank in the world's Top 75, let alone the Top 40, for 1977. I remember!! The "World of Tennis " yearbook, in the individual profile section, just mentions some good doubles results and some success on the British circuit for Sue that year,and little else-actually, NOTHING else-in singles. As I said earlier, if she was in the Top 40 she'd have been neck and neck with Michele Tyler for being our No.3, and as it turned out she was ranked below Glynis Coles for the year, and I think she was down in the sixties. She was winding down her singles career by the end of 1977, and was definitely in the lower reaches of the Top 100.

You sound so sure Declan I am sure you must be right- unless you were a Sue Mappin basher?;)No joking I dont see what she did to come close to Tyler for the year.

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:55 AM
Declan-I don't know what to say, I'm only copying the list as printed. Mappin finished the year ranked #5 in Britain according to the World of Tennis yearbook. This isn't far out of whack with the rankings list, in which Mappin at #38 would be 4th in Britain behind Wade, Barker, and Tyler.

Mappin did win the one Tretorn event, and did reasonably well on the rest of the circuit. At home she had a good run in the April/may events, with runnerup finishes at Guilford/Surrey and the Sutton Hard Courts. Throw in a 3rd round at the French and qualifying for the Scottish Chmps (with a win over Austin) and I see how she might have crept up the rankings. As Dennis pointed out, the computer system actually favored those who played lesser events.

At any rate it would be nice to have the final (Dec 31) ranking list in its entirety. Right now the longest Dec 31 list I have found is in the World of Tennis Yearbook. Too bad none of us has Inside Women's Tennis the WTA tour's publication which had its first year in 1977. They always printed an updated rankings list.

Dennis you could have summarised some justification there if these results and tournaments in the United Kingdom were rated highly by the WTA, Mappin did have a good run at some of these tournaments.Add to that a last 16 place at the French Open and there could be a case- a small one mind. I think it is great how diverse this board can be. Who would have guessed that the first debate sparked by your great rankings would be based around the position of Sue Mappin?;)

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:59 AM
I actually quite liked her, although I only caught the last few years of her career. She had some grit and determination that would have been a boon to more talented players.

That was for sure- I saw her play in Scotland a few times when young and boy did she fight. And she actually had a better all court game than Tyler or Coles. Limited power though.

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 11:01 AM
I have two sources. One is from TENNIS magazine, where they list the top 100 players as of Dec 17. Rollo posted that list. Sue Mappin is #38. Another source is from Rino Tomassi. He lists Sue's year end ranking as #45.

Now, I calculated what Sue's ranking would be based on my formula. She definitely would not have been ranked in the top 50. And probably not even in the top 75.

What does it mean? I don't know. I will say this. I do believe that the listings are correct. I don't believe there could be several typos, all showing Sue Mappin with the same ranking for the year.

I can only theorize that the events in which Sue Mappin did have results apparently carried more weight than we realized. Plus she didn't play a lot of tournaments (she was a WTT'er), and I still believe the formula the WTA used back then averaged things out, with no sort of minimum divisor. Therefore if you played less than 10 eevnts, your ranking tened to be higher.
The only thing I could think of was human error back in 1977. Someone must have entered results for Sue Barker in Sue Mappin's ledger, and bumped her up in the rankings, but no one noticed!

All I will say is this is just another example of how fishy the ranking system was back then. While I believe Kathy May held a ranking in the top 10, it is absolutely ludicrous when you look at her actual results. Even factoring in her win over Navratilova in the VS of Dallas, she just didn't have good enough results to warrant a ranking in the top 10, even for a week. The US Clay court event in 1976 was not a major event at all. It was the equivalent of a Tier III event.

That was the reason Barker only finished 5 then? Someone was drunk at the WTA and gave Sue Mappin the points instead- I kent that as we say in Aberdeen.;)

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 11:03 AM
We all use our own criteria when coming up with a subjective ranking list.

For me, I do not think you can factor in WTT results into an official year end ranking. The WTT season was an entity unto itself. It was interesting, fun (for some), competitive, yet everyone knew they weren't playing for a Wimbledon title or a VS crown. Winning games was the most important thing in WTT. In tournament tennis you needed to win 2 out of 3 sets. A 7-6,0-6,7-6 win in tournament tennis was a win. In WTT, it would have meant a loss.

Call me a traditionalist, but I don't think players should have penalized at all for playing in the French Open. It *was* one of the four majors of tennis! The WTT home and away series between Cleveland and Boston was not! I know the prize money was paltry. And there were issues with the French Federation banning (did they try and ban any of the top women?) the WTT'ers. I still say it's the player's loss. Chris Evert in all likelihood would have had 3 more French Opens. Perhaps a few more wins over Martina too. Had she bothered to play the Australian circuit during that same time, I imagine she would have won 1 Aussie crown. Evert's career with 22 majors - 10 at the French - would have looked quite differently had she stuck with traditional tournament tennis (which was really much more in line w/Chris' conservative nature) than the circus-like atmosphere of team tennis. But we'll never know. One thing is for sure. Sue Barker, Mima Jausovec and Virginia Ruzici are in the record books as winners of one of tennis' four majors. WTT'ers and top tenners Dianne Fromholtz, Rosie Casals, Wendy Turnbull, and Betty Stove are not.

I totally agree- whatever the merits and demerits Barker, Jausovec and Ruzici are in the record books and that makes me happy.:)

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 11:08 AM
Two things. Rino Tommasi does not rank Sue Mappin in his Top 50 for 1977 as printed in the 'World of Tennis Yearbook'. Interestingly he has Michele Tyler at 31, and even Linda Mottram (40) and Glynis Coles (48) feature, but unsurprisingly (for me!) Sue Mappin doesn't feature.
I just have to reiterate that she was No. 90 at year-end 1976, and No.95 on May 29th after which she just had her 5 wins in 2 small British events at Ediburgh and Chichester. Then nothing else all year. How could she be 60 places higher 6 months later with so few recorded wins?

Secondly, I was a big Kathy May fan, so I admit I'm biased! She actually held the No.10 spot for seven or eight weeks (July 3rd to August 20th), and I didn't just get that from the WTA bible; I still have a British "Tennis" magazine from the time with a list of the Top 20 that month that has her at 10. I was very proud of that!

I have to say that maybe Mappin does not figure in the rankings for the top 50 by Rino Tomassi that I have reviewed.

iainmac
Jun 24th, 2009, 11:10 AM
Declan

I don't have Rino's yearbook from 1977, but rather his more recent book, where he summarizes all the top 100 from 1975 onward. This could just be a rehashing of the lists we have seen whereby Sue Mappin is listed in the top 50. I know it's strange. But I still maintain that she must have been ranked that high according to the WTA's system back then. If someone has a WTA media guide from back that would be one way to verify. Like I said there were a few other surprising rankings for players, like Renee Richards and Helena Anliot.

What else can I say? Medusa was a fan of Sue Mappin. She jiggered the system to list Ms Mappin higher than she should have been! That, or the human error of mixing up Ms Barker and Ms Mappin's results ; - }

I chuckled when I saw your comment about Kathy May. It's great you were a fan. But she wasn't top 10, IMHO. And the rankings from July 3-August 20 were a very stale period. There were very few tournaments, the ones they did stage were small events, and nearly all the top 10 were playing WTT, so their rankings were unaffected.

I wonder if someone knows Sue Mappin and could solicit her opinion on the debate?Or even Lesley Charles to contribute her ideas?;)

DennisFitz
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:03 PM
I know that Wade won in Tokyo but the more I think of it, what did she achieve in the latter part of 77 that would have made her rank ahead of Barker? Especially as you alluded, that she reached the final in Sydney and the semis at the Australian Open. To me Wade did not play a lot after the US Open.

Wade reached SF in Atlanta, losing to Evert. She also was in finals of London, losing to King. And she qualified for Colgate Championships beating Navratilova and Fromholtz and barely lost a tough RR match to Evert 6-4 in the third.

To me that's more impressive than Barker's 2nd half. Sue didn't qualify for the Colgate playoffs. So Wade should definitely rank ahead of Sue for the year. But for the life of me I can't comprehend how the WTA could have Sue slightly ahead of Virginia as of the Dec 17 ranking!!

Declan
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:04 PM
That was a fine record for Kathy May. What kind of game did she have Declan? Presumably from the record she was better on the clay courts? I did not really see her play and am surprised she was a seed at Wimbledon. I think I did see her play BJK on the TV once, not sure if that was Wimbledon or Eastbourne?

She played BJK in the first round of Wimbledon in 1974 when she had just turned 18 - could it have been that? They played in the round of 16 at the US Open in 1979 too. She had two matches televised at the 1977 Wimbledon- first round vs. Linda Mottram was on Centre Court, (I think Wimbledon suspected an upset but Mottram was thrashed!),and then her last 16 match vs. Kerry Reid. She had a pretty good all-court game, and proved herself on all surfaces but was happier at the baseline.

Declan
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:22 PM
That is how I remember reading the year end rankings with Barker behind Wade at 5. And I cant see re the results why Sue Mappin would be as high as that? I know she had a win over Austin in Edinburgh but I cant see that her general record would have merited such a high ranking at all.:confused:


Yes, and the Austin win was only significant in hindsight - she was just another qualifier at the time. And it's a MYTH that she only played 9 events in 1977-she played at least 14!!

Declan
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Dennis you could have summarised some justification there if these results and tournaments in the United Kingdom were rated highly by the WTA, Mappin did have a good run at some of these tournaments.Add to that a last 16 place at the French Open and there could be a case- a small one mind. I think it is great how diverse this board can be. Who would have guessed that the first debate sparked by your great rankings would be based around the position of Sue Mappin?;)


As I just said, the (so-called!!) rankings at the top of this thread state that Mappin played 9 events. Well, she played all four on the Scandinavian circuit, plus Norwich, Guildford, Sutton, Roland Garros, Chichester, Edinburgh, Wimbledon, Sydney, Melbouren and London = 14. And if any of those weren't 'counted' by the WTA computer that only lessens her case for inclusion as highly on that ranking list.

PamShriver
Jun 25th, 2009, 04:08 AM
Yes, and the Austin win was only significant in hindsight - she was just another qualifier at the time. And it's a MYTH that she only played 9 events in 1977-she played at least 14!!
Sorry but Tracy was NOT just another qualifier, much was made of her impending Wimbledon debut in the press as she was the youngest player to enter since the early part of the 20th century as Wimbledon had a 16 year old age minimum at the time.

Declan
Jun 25th, 2009, 05:01 AM
Sorry but Tracy was NOT just another qualifier, much was made of her impending Wimbledon debut in the press as she was the youngest player to enter since the early part of the 20th century as Wimbledon had a 16 year old age minimum at the time.

I'm obviously talking about the number of points that would have been awarded for that win.

PamShriver
Jun 25th, 2009, 05:37 AM
It wasn't obvious, you said the "win was only relevant in hindsight" which speaks to nothing about points, but about the significance of Tracy's status.

iainmac
Jun 25th, 2009, 08:28 AM
Wade reached SF in Atlanta, losing to Evert. She also was in finals of London, losing to King. And she qualified for Colgate Championships beating Navratilova and Fromholtz and barely lost a tough RR match to Evert 6-4 in the third.

To me that's more impressive than Barker's 2nd half. Sue didn't qualify for the Colgate playoffs. So Wade should definitely rank ahead of Sue for the year. But for the life of me I can't comprehend how the WTA could have Sue slightly ahead of Virginia as of the Dec 17 ranking!!

Yes I do understand now that you put it like that. Atlanta was then the US Indoor Championships and one of the biggest events in the world. And both there and in the Colgate finals she barely lost to Evert. And runner up to King in London. Maybe it was the old vagaries you alluded to about the lesser tournaments the more you benefited. Barker did not play a lot in the latter half of 77. Mind you she was very close to beating Wade in Tokyo- but you are right. Wade was infinitely better as the year wound down, and edges Barker for the higher ranking.:)

iainmac
Jun 25th, 2009, 08:30 AM
She played BJK in the first round of Wimbledon in 1974 when she had just turned 18 - could it have been that? They played in the round of 16 at the US Open in 1979 too. She had two matches televised at the 1977 Wimbledon- first round vs. Linda Mottram was on Centre Court, (I think Wimbledon suspected an upset but Mottram was thrashed!),and then her last 16 match vs. Kerry Reid. She had a pretty good all-court game, and proved herself on all surfaces but was happier at the baseline.

I doubt it was 74- I was only 4. Must have imagined it. That is interesting that she and Mottram were put on the Centre Court. I am sure that the committee did expect a good match. However I suspect that the old school tie and the long connection of the Mottram family to Wimbledon may have played a part. Shame that Buster spoiled it all with his eccentricity. He was a super player but an odd minded man- but again he should not be slated too much for being different.:(

iainmac
Jun 25th, 2009, 08:33 AM
Yes, and the Austin win was only significant in hindsight - she was just another qualifier at the time. And it's a MYTH that she only played 9 events in 1977-she played at least 14!!

Mind you there were lots of excellent players in that qualifying in Edinburgh. Funny I read the rankings for 74 from Tommassi and he has Mappin very high there too.;)

iainmac
Jun 25th, 2009, 08:35 AM
As I just said, the (so-called!!) rankings at the top of this thread state that Mappin played 9 events. Well, she played all four on the Scandinavian circuit, plus Norwich, Guildford, Sutton, Roland Garros, Chichester, Edinburgh, Wimbledon, Sydney, Melbouren and London = 14. And if any of those weren't 'counted' by the WTA computer that only lessens her case for inclusion as highly on that ranking list.

I suppose she did very well in Scandanvia. And I think her results in the UK tournaments were ok? But you are right there is no justification for that ranking.

iainmac
Jun 25th, 2009, 08:37 AM
Sorry but Tracy was NOT just another qualifier, much was made of her impending Wimbledon debut in the press as she was the youngest player to enter since the early part of the 20th century as Wimbledon had a 16 year old age minimum at the time.

Agreed, there was a huge hype round Austin as she arrived in the UK for the grass court circuit. And as I have said elsewhere it was not normal qualifying- there were a lot of world class players attempting to get into the draw.

iainmac
Jun 25th, 2009, 08:38 AM
I'm obviously talking about the number of points that would have been awarded for that win.

Got it;)

Declan
Jun 25th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Got it;)


Thank you! I know what I meant!

Rollo
Jun 25th, 2009, 11:46 PM
As I've poured over old newspaper articles I was struck by how much controversy there was over Renee. Read post #16. Using the local San Antonio newspaper I have filled in the draw that week, but was iilluminating was all of the attention on King and Richards. When King was denied a wild card into the Slims Finals at Madison Square Garden she entered a 20K event sponsored by Gladys Heldman. There was just one problem: the event was open to Renee Richards, who was under a WTA ban.


So depending on how you viewed Billlie Jean she was either....

A "bad girl" (Navratilova) who had gone off and played a banned event all because she was throwing a hissy fit over not getting a wild card into the Slims championships. Making "weird decisions" (Jerry Diamond) and "dissapointing" (Evert) were other quotes. Betty Stove used the word "sour".
The tour's top women really appear to have been spooked by Renee.

King's defenders pointed out that she had basically built the tour, needed practice for World Team Tennis doubles at Wimbledon, and if the WTA wasn't going to let enter New York she needed practice. By day three of San Antonio King came to Richard's support by declaring "Renee is a human being".

It eventually took a lawsuit by Ricahrds to enter a sanctioned WTA event.
This was at the last US Open. Even at this point one suspects most of the women were against her-Evert saying, "She can't have babies, can she?"

DennisFitz
Jun 26th, 2009, 06:26 AM
Yes, and the Austin win was only significant in hindsight - she was just another qualifier at the time. And it's a MYTH that she only played 9 events in 1977-she played at least 14!!
Tracy played 9 pro tournaments in 1977:

Avon Futures Portland
VS Minneapolis
VS Los Angeles
Family Circle Cup
Scotland
Wimbledon
Charlotte
US Open
Phoenix

DennisFitz
Jun 26th, 2009, 06:32 AM
As I've poured over old newspaper articles I was struck by how much controversy there was over Renee. Read post #16. Using the local San Antonio newspaper I have filled in the draw that week, but was iilluminating was all of the attention on King and Richards. When King was denied a wild card into the Slims Finals at Madison Square Garden she entered a 20K event sponsored by Gladys Heldman. There was just one problem: the event was open to Renee Richards, who was under a WTA ban.


So depending on how you viewed Billlie Jean she was either....

A "bad girl" (Navratilova) who had gone off and played a banned event all because she was throwing a hissy fit over not getting a wild card into the Slims championships. Making "weird decisions" (Jerry Diamond) and "dissapointing" (Evert) were other quotes. Betty Stove used the word "sour".
The tour's top women really appear to have been spooked by Renee.

King's defenders pointed out that she had basically built the tour, needed practice for World Team Tennis doubles at Wimbledon, and if the WTA wasn't going to let enter New York she needed practice. By day three of San Antonio King came to Richard's support by declaring "Renee is a human being".

It eventually took a lawsuit by Ricahrds to enter a sanctioned WTA event.
This was at the last US Open. Even at this point one suspects most of the women were against her-Evert saying, "She can't have babies, can she?"

Oh Gawd, did Chrissie really say that??

When I did some research on 1977, I was surprised by the comments by many of the top players, Wade, Evert, Casals, and others about Renee. They were really freaked out about her. Billie Jean really was the first to welcome her, and she played doubles with her in San Antonio. Interesting that Martina called Billie Jean a "bad girl" for playing San Antonio - because it was a small event or playing in an unsanctioned tournament with Richards? Martina enlisted both as her coach - Richards just a few years later!

Declan
Jun 26th, 2009, 06:38 AM
Tracy played 9 pro tournaments in 1977:

Avon Futures Portland
VS Minneapolis
VS Los Angeles
Family Circle Cup
Scotland
Wimbledon
Charlotte
US Open
Phoenix


The 9 refers to Mappin as listed at the top of the thread.

Declan
Jun 26th, 2009, 06:55 AM
I suppose she did very well in Scandanvia. And I think her results in the UK tournaments were ok? But you are right there is no justification for that ranking.

Sue Mappin had just FOUR main circuit wins in the whole of 1977 -two at Chichester and two at the depleted French Open. That alone would preclude her from being ranked as highly as in the 30s for the year. The Scandanavin tour was so (relatively) insignificant it's not even listed in the World of Tennis yearbooks which are extensive, nor are they listed on Sue's biography profile in the '77 book. I think they were on a par with the $25,000 events today that Elena Baltacha wins and her ranking goes from 120 to 117! And the point that I keep making that hasn't been picked up on is that she was No.90 in December 1976, and No. 95 on May 29th, after all the Scandanavian and many of the British circuit results were added. After that there were literally only the qualifying wins at Edinburgh and two wins at Chichester, which was rained off anyway, so God only knows how points were added from that event, being as a handful of players won through and extra round before the event was cancelled.

Declan
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:00 AM
Oh Gawd, did Chrissie really say that??

When I did some research on 1977, I was surprised by the comments by many of the top players, Wade, Evert, Casals, and others about Renee. They were really freaked out about her. Billie Jean really was the first to welcome her, and she played doubles with her in San Antonio. Interesting that Martina called Billie Jean a "bad girl" for playing San Antonio - because it was a small event or playing in an unsanctioned tournament with Richards? Martina enlisted both as her coach - Richards just a few years later!

I've still got a newpaper report 'Wading In For The Mixed Singles' (clever, but not nice, eh?!) at the US Open before the match vs Virginia Wade, where Virginia says that if Renee wins she should be 'checked out', and another one regarding Kerry Reid ("Reid Throws In The Towel") after Reid defaulted againts Renee later in the year, in which Grover Reid said Kerry thought it was unfair that she should be on the tour, and that 'it felt like playing against a man'.

Declan
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:08 AM
I've still got a newpaper report 'Wading In For The Mixed Singles' (clever, but not nice, eh?!) at the US Open before the match vs Virginia Wade, where Virginia says that if Renee wins she should be 'checked out', and another one regarding Kerry Reid ("Reid Throws In The Towel") after Reid defaulted againts Renee later in the year, in which Grover Reid said Kerry thought it was unfair that she should be on the tour, and that 'it felt like playing against a man'.

Actually I've still got a tennis scrapbook from 1977 somewhere (I know where; buried deep in a draw under my bed!) with some good stuff in there from newspapers of the time, including lots about Virginia, plus the Richards story (it was literally on the front page of the "Daily Mail" even 2 years later in 1979 when Virginia played doubles on the Avon circuit) and plenty from the Palm Springs Colgate year-end championships too, and some Wightman Cup and US Open stuff (Austin/Barker etc). And I have learnt how to use my scanner this month...but the book is far too big to fit.

iainmac
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:49 AM
As I've poured over old newspaper articles I was struck by how much controversy there was over Renee. Read post #16. Using the local San Antonio newspaper I have filled in the draw that week, but was iilluminating was all of the attention on King and Richards. When King was denied a wild card into the Slims Finals at Madison Square Garden she entered a 20K event sponsored by Gladys Heldman. There was just one problem: the event was open to Renee Richards, who was under a WTA ban.


So depending on how you viewed Billlie Jean she was either....

A "bad girl" (Navratilova) who had gone off and played a banned event all because she was throwing a hissy fit over not getting a wild card into the Slims championships. Making "weird decisions" (Jerry Diamond) and "dissapointing" (Evert) were other quotes. Betty Stove used the word "sour".
The tour's top women really appear to have been spooked by Renee.

King's defenders pointed out that she had basically built the tour, needed practice for World Team Tennis doubles at Wimbledon, and if the WTA wasn't going to let enter New York she needed practice. By day three of San Antonio King came to Richard's support by declaring "Renee is a human being".

It eventually took a lawsuit by Ricahrds to enter a sanctioned WTA event.
This was at the last US Open. Even at this point one suspects most of the women were against her-Evert saying, "She can't have babies, can she?"

I think in hindsight that Richards was a remarkably brave woman and is larger than life in her own little patch of sporting history. However to give a lot of the players full credit I am sure it is safe to say that knowledge of transsexual and transgender issues was very limited in the 1970s. Add to that the press wipping up a mini hate campaign and it was inevitable that some players reacted very negatively.
I think it is a shame that she never played at the French or Wimbledon- it would have been really amusing if she had drawn Wade in round one at Wimbledon in 1978- what would the committee have made of it all?;)

iainmac
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:51 AM
Oh Gawd, did Chrissie really say that??

When I did some research on 1977, I was surprised by the comments by many of the top players, Wade, Evert, Casals, and others about Renee. They were really freaked out about her. Billie Jean really was the first to welcome her, and she played doubles with her in San Antonio. Interesting that Martina called Billie Jean a "bad girl" for playing San Antonio - because it was a small event or playing in an unsanctioned tournament with Richards? Martina enlisted both as her coach - Richards just a few years later!

I actually thought that Casals had been quite supportive and had been disparaging about some of the reactions from other pros- could be wrong though. What did Wade have to say and I wonder if anyone on here ever saw that first round match at the Open in 77? It was on the Stadium Court so I am presuming it was televised? I think it was an injustice that she never played abroad and would not be legal in our more enlightened times now.:confused:

iainmac
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:55 AM
Sue Mappin had just FOUR main circuit wins in the whole of 1977 -two at Chichester and two at the depleted French Open. That alone would preclude her from being ranked as highly as in the 30s for the year. The Scandanavin tour was so (relatively) insignificant it's not even listed in the World of Tennis yearbooks which are extensive, nor are they listed on Sue's biography profile in the '77 book. I think they were on a par with the $25,000 events today that Elena Baltacha wins and her ranking goes from 120 to 117! And the point that I keep making that hasn't been picked up on is that she was No.90 in December 1976, and No. 95 on May 29th, after all the Scandanavian and many of the British circuit results were added. After that there were literally only the qualifying wins at Edinburgh and two wins at Chichester, which was rained off anyway, so God only knows how points were added from that event, being as a handful of players won through and extra round before the event was cancelled.

It is very confusing I agree. And if you are sure then stick to your guns!!!!!!!!!!;)

iainmac
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:57 AM
I've still got a newpaper report 'Wading In For The Mixed Singles' (clever, but not nice, eh?!) at the US Open before the match vs Virginia Wade, where Virginia says that if Renee wins she should be 'checked out', and another one regarding Kerry Reid ("Reid Throws In The Towel") after Reid defaulted againts Renee later in the year, in which Grover Reid said Kerry thought it was unfair that she should be on the tour, and that 'it felt like playing against a man'.

I hope that the Reids are a little embarrassed now by the hoopla they created against Richards. From down the years it strikes me as being on a par with bullying. I wonder if Wade meant it like that, did she really understand the issues? With her intelligence I would imagine that she did.

iainmac
Jun 26th, 2009, 09:00 AM
Actually I've still got a tennis scrapbook from 1977 somewhere (I know where; buried deep in a draw under my bed!) with some good stuff in there from newspapers of the time, including lots about Virginia, plus the Richards story (it was literally on the front page of the "Daily Mail" even 2 years later in 1979 when Virginia played doubles on the Avon circuit) and plenty from the Palm Springs Colgate year-end championships too, and some Wightman Cup and US Open stuff (Austin/Barker etc). And I have learnt how to use my scanner this month...but the book is far too big to fit.

That would be great to see some of that Declan, particularly all the clips on Wade and Barker. Why am I not surprised that the pathetic Daily Mail was still utilising the 'freak 'story in 1979. It must have made Ricahrds a lot more famous in the United Kingdom than her US tennis results ever did. Do you mean by the above that Wade played doubles with Richards in the winter tour of 79?

Jem
Jun 26th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Richards was a great sideshow for tennis, but do you really think it was fair for a former man to play against women. Come on! She was 41, 42 and making the semifinals of big tennis events. Can you think of another women in the modern history of the game who could have done that? Martina, arguably the best of her generation, could not have done that? It's obvious she had some unfair physical advantages and while I understand that many people have physical advantages, I think the question is whether they are natural advantages or unnatural -- such as from drugs or some other causes. Given the way Richards competed against the women as a 40-year-old, what might have been the situation had she done this as 20-year-old? It's not that I don't sympathize with her. What a tough decision for her. In fact, I saw a very recent profile on Renee, and it seemed clear to me that she regrets that operation she had and probably would not do it if she had to all again. But while I sympathize, I just can't find in it to believe that it was fair to allow her to compete against women as a professional.

iainmac
Jun 26th, 2009, 04:43 PM
Richards was a great sideshow for tennis, but do you really think it was fair for a former man to play against women. Come on! She was 41, 42 and making the semifinals of big tennis events. Can you think of another women in the modern history of the game who could have done that? Martina, arguably the best of her generation, could not have done that? It's obvious she had some unfair physical advantages and while I understand that many people have physical advantages, I think the question is whether they are natural advantages or unnatural -- such as from drugs or some other causes. Given the way Richards competed against the women as a 40-year-old, what might have been the situation had she done this as 20-year-old? It's not that I don't sympathize with her. What a tough decision for her. In fact, I saw a very recent profile on Renee, and it seemed clear to me that she regrets that operation she had and probably would not do it if she had to all again. But while I sympathize, I just can't find in it to believe that it was fair to allow her to compete against women as a professional.

You do have a very valid argument there. However it was a landmark moment in human rights that she was able to play as a woman, but you are right with the analogy re a 20 year old and the unfairness.;)

austinrunner
Jun 26th, 2009, 06:35 PM
As I've poured over old newspaper articles I was struck by how much controversy there was over Renee. Read post #16. Using the local San Antonio newspaper I have filled in the draw that week, but was iilluminating was all of the attention on King and Richards. When King was denied a wild card into the Slims Finals at Madison Square Garden she entered a 20K event sponsored by Gladys Heldman. There was just one problem: the event was open to Renee Richards, who was under a WTA ban.


So depending on how you viewed Billlie Jean she was either....

A "bad girl" (Navratilova) who had gone off and played a banned event all because she was throwing a hissy fit over not getting a wild card into the Slims championships. Making "weird decisions" (Jerry Diamond) and "dissapointing" (Evert) were other quotes. Betty Stove used the word "sour".
The tour's top women really appear to have been spooked by Renee.

King's defenders pointed out that she had basically built the tour, needed practice for World Team Tennis doubles at Wimbledon, and if the WTA wasn't going to let enter New York she needed practice. By day three of San Antonio King came to Richard's support by declaring "Renee is a human being".

It eventually took a lawsuit by Ricahrds to enter a sanctioned WTA event.
This was at the last US Open. Even at this point one suspects most of the women were against her-Evert saying, "She can't have babies, can she?"

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."

iainmac
Jun 28th, 2009, 04:13 PM
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."

BJK is a clever fox though. I would be very surprised if she did not deep down share the reservations re Richards. But it was an added dimenstion to the womens game. In the analysis of the womens tour it was stated that in 77 the only players who could get bums on seats were Evert, King, Navratilova, Wsde and Barker. By the end of 77 two more had been added to that elite list- Tracy Austin and eh...Renee Richards. BJK would do anything to further promote the womens game to the public.;);)

Rollo
Jul 9th, 2009, 07:26 PM
A lot of the opposition to Renne died down after it became apparent she wasn't a major threat to the top women. Had she been 32 rather than 42 though it would have been a very different story.


I have updated more scores (Kitzbuhel). Another addition is Chris Evert's record for 1977 (see post 2). I will add in more prominent player records as time permits.

iainmac
Jul 10th, 2009, 09:40 AM
A lot of the opposition to Renne died down after it became apparent she wasn't a major threat to the top women. Had she been 32 rather than 42 though it would have been a very different story.


I have updated more scores (Kitzbuhel). Another addition is Chris Evert's record for 1977 (see post 2). I will add in more prominent player records as time permits.

I think that is for sure true- Richards was seen as a very real threat until the point that it was clear that she would not be hitting the top 20.

Rollo
Jul 11th, 2009, 12:55 AM
Added in the Wimbledon Plate. Did this count on the computer? The runnerup was Sue Mappin-Yvonne Vermaak won it.

I will also post the Computer Top 100 when I have time. This list is different from Tomassi's rankings, which have Tracy Austin as #6!

chris whiteside
Jul 11th, 2009, 08:39 AM
Isn't it wonderful when somebody like Winnie Shaw or Sue Mappin can throw a spanner in the works?

iainmac
Jul 11th, 2009, 08:48 AM
Added in the Wimbledon Plate. Did this count on the computer? The runnerup was Sue Mappin-Yvonne Vermaak won it.

I will also post the Computer Top 100 when I have time. This list is different from Tomassi's rankings, which have Tracy Austin as #6!

Rollo, what in 1977? Austin 6? That does sound a bit ridiculous. That is right Vermaak won the plate. And to beat Sue Mappin>? Maybe that was why Mappin rated so highly- maybe he gave Mappin extra points for the plate?Dont tell Declan.;);););)

iainmac
Jul 11th, 2009, 08:49 AM
Isn't it wonderful when somebody like Winnie Shaw or Sue Mappin can throw a spanner in the works?

Great, especially when it is Winnie Shaw- pity my offer of a thread for her never got much feed back- Winnie well due some honour from us lot.;);):worship:

Rollo
Jul 11th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Great, especially when it is Winnie Shaw- pity my offer of a thread for her never got much feed back- Winnie well due some honour from us lot.;);):worship:

Timing can mean everything Iainmac. If you look at some of the decade threads like the 30s and 40s I was the only one posting and replying for months at a time. Put ole Winnie's thread out there and sooner of later you'll get a response.

Speaking of Winnie, I discovered a tournament victory for her-Newcastle, the week of July 25-31. :)

Also, in the Feb 1978 issue of World Tennis Sue Mappin is listed being ranked 38 the week of November 27th. Like it or not I think that means the year-end ranking we have for her is correct. Her low rank earlier in the year could have been from bad results in 1976.

Rollo
Jul 12th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Rino Tommasi's World Rankings.


01 .966 Chris Evert
02 .857 Billie jean King
03 .852 Martina Navratilova
04 .771 Sue Barker
05 .769 Virginia Wade
06 .714 Rosie Casals
07 .650 Tracy Austin
08 .642 Kery Reid
09 .612 Wendy Turnbull
10 .610 Betty Stove

11 .565 Mima Jausovec
12 .565 Dianne Fromholtz
13 .555 Regina Marsikova
14 .518 Katja Ebbionghaus
15 .517 Greer Stevens
16 .485 Kristien Shaw
17 .464 Virginia Ruzici
18 .440 Kathy May
19 .437 Janet Newberry
20 .435 Renata Tomanova

list continues to Number 50-I wil try and post all later....



Insufficient Data
.931 Margaret court
.852 Evonne Goolagong

Rollo
Jul 12th, 2009, 09:24 PM
Also added in the rest of the Year-End rankings. Deservedly or not Sue Mappin finished the year ranked #45.

If anyone has complete point totals for the lower top 100 please help us fill in the gap.

iainmac
Jul 13th, 2009, 09:15 AM
;)Timing can mean everything Iainmac. If you look at some of the decade threads like the 30s and 40s I was the only one posting and replying for months at a time. Put ole Winnie's thread out there and sooner of later you'll get a response.

Speaking of Winnie, I discovered a tournament victory for her-Newcastle, the week of July 25-31. :)

Also, in the Feb 1978 issue of World Tennis Sue Mappin is listed being ranked 38 the week of November 27th. Like it or not I think that means the year-end ranking we have for her is correct. Her low rank earlier in the year could have been from bad results in 1976.

Hi Rollo and thanks for reigniting the great Sue Mappin debate;););). I believe you anyway!!!
That is right about Shaw and Newcastle- I think she also won the womens doubles and the mixed with John Lloyd. I will start a thread for her specifically when I get back home later in the week. As you indicate perserverance is everything!!!

iainmac
Jul 13th, 2009, 09:17 AM
Rino Tommasi's World Rankings.


01 .966 Chris Evert
02 .857 Billie jean King
03 .852 Martina Navratilova
04 .771 Sue Barker
05 .769 Virginia Wade
06 .714 Rosie Casals
07 .650 Tracy Austin
08 .642 Kery Reid
09 .612 Wendy Turnbull
10 .610 Betty Stove

11 .565 Mima Jausovec
12 .565 Dianne Fromholtz
13 .555 Regina Marsikova
14 .518 Katja Ebbionghaus
15 .517 Greer Stevens
16 .485 Kristien Shaw
17 .464 Virginia Ruzici
18 .440 Kathy May
19 .437 Janet Newberry
20 .435 Renata Tomanova

list continues to Number 50-I wil try and post all later....



Insufficient Data
.931 Margaret court
.852 Evonne Goolagong

Some of it is crazy- if Ebbinghaus makes it to the top twenty I really feel that Florenta Mihai should as well due to her final apperance at the French Open.

iainmac
Jul 13th, 2009, 09:18 AM
Also added in the rest of the Year-End rankings. Deservedly or not Sue Mappin finished the year ranked #45.

If anyone has complete point totals for the lower top 100 please help us fill in the gap.

I think it is great that Sue Mappin did finish at that ranking- and to think she could not even get a singles spot in her whole career for Great Britain