PDA

View Full Version : Nancy Richey career singles matches


austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Richey's win-loss singles results by year:

1958: 03-01 overall, 03-01 clay, 00-00 grass, 00-00 hard, 00-00 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1959: 08-04 overall, 00-00 clay, 08-04 grass, 00-00 hard, 00-00 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1960: 19-05 overall, 03-01 clay, 09-03 grass, 02-01 hard, 00-00 indoors, 05-00 unknown surface.
1961: 11-03 overall, 02-01 clay, 05-02 grass, 04-00 hard, 00-00 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1962: 17-07 overall, 03-01 clay, 07-05 grass, 07-01 hard, 00-00 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1963: 26-03 overall, 11-01 clay, 08-02 grass, 03-00 hard, 01-00 indoors, 03-00 unknown surface.
1964: 60-08 overall, 19-04 clay, 27-04 grass, 04-00 hard, 02-00 indoors, 08-00 unknown surface.
1965: 54-07 overall, 26-04 clay, 11-02 grass, 02-00 hard, 05-00 indoors, 10-01 unknown surface.
1966: 54-08 overall, 19-01 clay, 28-06 grass, 01-01 hard, 00-00 indoors, 06-00 unknown surface.
1967: 46-06 overall, 13-00 clay, 25-05 grass, 02-00 hard, 00-00 indoors, 06-01 unknown surface.
1968: 55-03 overall, 27-00 clay, 10-02 grass, 05-00 hard, 04-00 indoors, 09-01 unknown surface.
1969: 44-09 overall, 12-03 clay, 09-02 grass, 14-03 hard, 00-00 indoors, 09-01 unknown surface.
1970: 43-09 overall, 26-03 clay, 05-03 grass, 08-00 hard, 03-02 indoors, 01-01 unknown surface.
1971: 24-11 overall, 06-02 clay, 06-02 grass, 09-03 hard, 03-04 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1972: 42-09 overall, 13-04 clay, 05-02 grass, 05-00 hard, 13-03 indoors, 06-00 unknown surface.
1973: 32-14 overall, 11-04 clay, 02-02 grass, 10-03 hard, 09-05 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1974: 24-08 overall, 03-01 clay, 03-01 grass, 06-02 hard, 12-04 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1975: 23-12 overall, 05-03 clay, 00-01 grass, 05-00 hard, 13-08 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1976: 14-08 overall, 03-02 clay, 00-00 grass, 01-01 hard, 10-05 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1977: 18-07 overall, 17-04 clay, 00-00 grass, 00-01 hard, 00-02 indoors, 01-00 unknown surface.
1978: 06-09 overall, 01-02 clay, 00-00 grass, 00-01 hard, 05-06 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.

RICHEY'S WORST SINGLES LOSSES (based on games won by Richey):

Seven of Richey's worst 18 losses occurred in Grand Slam tournaments. Six of those 18 were to Margaret Smith Court, with 2 each to Billie Jean Moffitt King and Chris Evert.

Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-0, 6-1: Kansas City, Missouri, 1978 (indoors)

Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-1: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1974 (clay)

Chris Evert 6-3, 6-0: US Open, 1977 (clay)

Karen Hantze Susman 6-1, 6-3: South Orange, New Jersey, 1960 (grass)
Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 6-2: West Berlin, 1964 (clay)
Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 6-2: U.S. Championships, 1965 (grass)
Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 6-2: Sydney, Australia, 1965 (grass)
Margaret Smith Court 6-3, 6-1: Perth, Australia, 1966 (grass)
Ann Haydon Jones 6-3, 6-1: French International Championships, 1966 (clay)
Maria Bueno 6-3, 6-1: U.S. Championships, 1966 (grass)
Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-1: Wimbledon, 1968 (grass)
Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 6-2: US Open, 1969 (grass)
Margaret Smith Court 6-1, 6-3: US Open, 1970 (grass)
Rosemary Casals 6-3, 6-1: Long Beach, California, 1971 (indoors)
Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-1, 6-3: Phoenix, Arizona 1973 (hard)
Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-1, 6-3: San Francisco, California 1974 (indoors)
Chris Evert 6-3, 6-1: San Francisco, California, 1976 (indoors)
Renata Tomanova 6-3, 6-1: Seattle, Washington 1977 (indoors)

RICHEY'S MOST DECISIVE SINGLES WINS (based on games won by opponent):

Richey won a match without losing a game 28 times versus 28 different opponents. 19 of them were on clay. None of them were in a Grand Slam tournament. 4.5 percent of her wins came without losing a game.

Lovie Beard 6-0, 6-0: Houston, Texas, 1958 (clay)
Mary Schoop 6-0, 6-0: Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1959 (surface unknown)
Laurie Callaway 6-0, 6-0: Phoenix, Arizona, 1960 (hard)
Donna Holden 6-0, 6-0: Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1961 (clay)
Pamela Stewart 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1962 (clay)
Claudia Henschke 6-0, 6-0: Dallas, Texas, 1963 (surface unknown)
Sheryl Barger 6-0, 6-0: Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1963 (clay)
Cathy Lee Crosby 6-0, 6-0: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1963 (clay)
J. Harbett 6-0, 6-0: Miami, Florida, 1964 (surface unknown)
Jill Philbrick 6-0, 6-0: South Orange, New Jersey, 1964 (grass)
Helde Schildkencht 6-0, 6-0: St. Petersburg, Florida, 1965 (clay)
Janet Smith 6-0, 6-0: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1965 (clay)
Dorothy Head Knode 6-0, 6-0: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1965 (clay)
Carol Marquardt 6-0, 6-0: Indianapolis, Indiana, 1966 (clay)
Ann Kerwin 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1966 (clay)
Maryna Godwin 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1966 (clay)
Ana Maria Arias 6-0, 6-0: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1966 (surface unknown)
Andrea Sanders 6-0, 6-0: Indianapolis, Indiana, 1968 (clay)
Biljana Kostic 6-0, 6-0: Federation Cup, Athens, Greece, 1969 (clay)
Maria-Teresa Riedl 6-0, 6-0: Federation Cup, Athens, Greece, 1969 (clay)
Marie Ayala 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1969 (clay)
Carol Gordon 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Indoor Championships, 1970 (indoors)
Isle Buding 6-0, 6-0: Charlotte, North Carolina, 1970 (clay)
Alena Palmeova 6-0, 6-0: Charlotte, North Carolina, 1970 (clay)
Pat Bostrom 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1970 (clay)
Vicky Berner 6-0, 6-0: Dallas, Texas, 1972 (indoors)
Jill Cooper 6-0, 6-0: Indianapolis, Indiana, 1972 (indoors)
Jill Schwikert 6-0, 6-0: Richmond, Virginia, 1973 (clay)

NOTABLE SINGLES MATCH SCORES:

Richey d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 14-12, 6-3: Wightman Cup, 1963 (clay)
Richey d. Yola Ramirez Ochoa 14-12, 3-5 retired: Dallas, Texas, 1964 (surface unknown)
Richey d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-2, 13-11: Dallas, Texas, 1964 (surface unknown)
Richey d. Gwyn Thomas [3] 6-2, 12-10: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1963 (indoors)
Richey lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros 4-6, 12-10, 10-8: Hurlingham, United Kingdom, 1964 (clay)
Richey d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 2-6, 6-2, 11-9: Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1959 (grass)
Richey lost to Karen Hantze Susman [4] 8-6, 6-8, 11-9: Phoenix, Arizona, 1960 (hard)
Richey lost to Dorothy Head Knode 6-4, 11-9: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1960 (clay)
Richey d. Donna Floyd Fales 11-9, 10-8: Wimbledon, 1962 (grass)
Richey d. Donna Floyd Fales 11-9, 6-1: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1963 (clay)
Richey d. Ann Haydon Jones 7-5, 11-9: Wightman Cup, 1964 (grass)
Richey d. Karen Krantzcke 11-9, 6-0: French Open, 1969 (clay)
Richey d. Margaret Smith Court 6-8, 6-4, 9-7: San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1965 (hard)
Richey d. Francoise Durr 8-6, 9-7: French International Championships, 1965 (clay)
Richey d. Julie Heldman 5-7, 6-3, 9-7: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1965 (clay)
Richey lost to Linda Tuero 9-7, 7-5: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1970 (clay)
Richey lost to Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-3, 9-7: Richmond, Virginia, 1968 (clay)
Richey d. Billie Jean Moffitt King 7-9, 6-2, 8-6: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1959 (grass)
Richey lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King 7-5, 3-6, 8-6: South Orange, New Jersey 1964 (grass)
Richey d. Karen Krantzcke 6-2, 5-7, 8-6: French Open, 1968 (clay)
Richey d. Martina Navratilova 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(5-3): Akron, Ohio, 1974 (indoors)
Richey lost to Ann Haydon Jones 6-7(4-5), 7-6(5-3), 6-4: New York City, 1971 (indoors)
Richey lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King 7-6(7), 7-6: Lake Bluff, Illinois, 1971 (clay)
Richey lost to Margaret Smith Court 7-5, 6-7, 7-5: Inglewood, California, 1973 (indoors)
Richey d. Rosemary Casals 5-7, 7-6, 7-5: Phoenix, Arizona, 1973 (hard)
Richey d. Margaret Smith Court 7-5, 1-6, 7-5: Hilton Head, South Carolina, 1973 (clay)
Richey d. Billie Jean Moffitt King 4-6, 7-5, 6-0: New York City, 1968 (indoors)
Richey lost to Margaret Smith Court 6-3, 4-6, 7-5: French Open, 1969 (clay)
Richey lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King 0-6, 7-6(5-2), 6-2: Hilton Head, South Carolina, 1977 (clay)
Richey lost to Chris Evert 6-7(5), 7-5, 4-2 (40-30) retired: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1975 (clay)

MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS:

Richey's singles record in all sets that lasted 12 or more games: 159-107 (59.8%) (Billie Jean Moffitt King: 67.0%)
Richey's singles record in sets decided by a tiebreaker: 25-25 (50.0%) (King: 65.2%)
Richey's singles record in sets that lasted 12 or more games, not decided by a tiebreaker: 134-82 (62.0%) (King: 67.5%)

Richey's singles record against top-seeded players: 13-26 (33.3%) (King: 34.1%)
Richey's singles record against second-seeded players: 16-20 (44.4%) (King: 69.8%)
Richey's singles record as 2nd seed against top seed: 2-6 (25.0%) (King: 38.5%)
Richey's singles record as top seed against 2nd seed: 6-1 (85.7%) (King: 82.4%)

Richey's singles losses by mid-match retirement: 1 (King: 10)
Richey's singles wins by mid-match retirement: 4 (King: 1)

Women's doubles titles: 11

EASTERN UNITED STATES GRASS COURT TOURNAMENTS:

Richey played 9 of the traditional eastern United States grass court tournaments leading up to the U.S. Championships, all from 1959 through 1964:
(1) Middle States Grass Court Championships, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1959: Won (Billie Jean Moffitt King: lost QF)
(2) Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 1959: Lost in the third round (Moffitt King: lost QF)
(3) Philadelphia and District Women's Grass Court Championships, Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1959: Quarterfinalist (Moffitt King: lost QF)
(4) Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, 1959: Quarterfinalist (Moffitt King: lost 3R)
(5) Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, 1960: Runner-up (Moffitt King: lost SF)
(6) Essex County Club Women's Invitational, Manchester, Massachusetts, 1960: Quarterfinalist (Moffitt King: lost QF)
(7) Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, 1963: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: lost 2R)
(8) Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, 1964: Runner-up (Moffitt King: won)
(9) Piping Rock Women's Invitational, Locust Valley, New York, 1964: Won (Moffitt King: runner-up)

Richey and King played in 9 eastern U.S. grass court tournaments together but met only 3 times:
(1) Richey d. King 7-9, 6-2, 8-6: Quarterfinal, Middle States Grass Court Championships, Philadelphia, 1959
(2) Richey lost to King 7-5, 3-6, 8-6: Final, Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, 1964
(3) Richey d. King 6-3, 1-6, 6-4: Final, Piping Rock Invitational, Locust Valley, New York, 1964

SPRING & SUMMER CLAY COURT EVENTS (1958 through 1970):

Tournaments:

(1) River Oaks Invitational, Houston, Texas, 1958: Runner-up (Billie Jean Moffitt King: absent)
(2) Houston Open, Houston, Texas, 1958: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(3) U.S. Clay Court Championship, River Forest, Illinois, 1960: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: lost 2R)
(4) Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1961: Runner-up (Moffitt King: absent)
(5) U.S. Clay Court Championship, River Forest, Illinois, 1962: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: lost 1R)
(6) Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1963: Runner-up (Moffitt King: absent)
(7) Western Open, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1963: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(8) U.S. Clay Court Championship, River Forest, Illinois, 1963: Won (Moffitt King: lost QF)
(9) St. Petersburg Masters Invitational, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1964: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(10) EUROPE: London Hard Court Championships, Hurlingham, United Kingdom, 1964: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: absent)
(11) EUROPE: Italian Championships, Rome, 1964: Quarterfinalist (Moffitt King: absent)
(12) EUROPE: West Berlin Whitsun Tennis Tournament, 1964: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: absent)
(13) EUROPE: French International Championships, Paris, 1964: Lost in the fourth round (Moffitt King: absent)
(14) U.S. Clay Court Championship, River Forest, Illinois, 1964: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(15) St. Petersburg Masters Invitational, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1965: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(16) EUROPE: Italian Championships, Rome, 1965: Runner-up (Moffitt King: absent)
(17) EUROPE: French International Championships, Paris, 1965: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: absent)
(18) EUROPE: Swiss International Tennis Championships, Lugano, 1965: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: absent)
(19) Western Open, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1965: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(20) U.S. Clay Court Championship, River Forest, Illinois, 1965: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(21) St. Petersburg Masters Invitational, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1966: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(22) EUROPE: French International Championships, Paris, 1966: Runner-up (Moffitt King: absent)
(23) Western Tennis Championships, Indianapolis, Indiana 1966: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(24) U.S. Clay Court Championship, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1966: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(25) Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1967: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(26) Western Tennis Championships, Indianapolis, Indiana 1967: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(27) U.S. Clay Court Championship, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1967: Won (Moffitt King: lost SF)
(28) St. Petersburg Masters Invitational, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1968: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(29) River Oaks Invitational, Houston, Texas, 1968: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(30) EUROPE: French Open, Paris, 1968: Won (Moffitt King: lost SF)
(31) Western Tennis Championships, Indianapolis, Indiana 1968: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(32) U.S. Clay Court Championship, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1968: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(33) EUROPE: French Open, Paris, 1969: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: lost QF)
(34) U.S. Clay Court Championship, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1969: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: absent)
(35) St. Petersburg Masters Invitational, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1970: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(36) Carolinas International Tennis Tournament, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1970: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(37) Western Open, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1970: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(38) U.S. Clay Court Championship, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1970: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: absent)
(39) Carolinas International Tennis Classic, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1970: Won (Moffitt King: absent)

Team Competitions:

(1) Wightman Cup, Cleveland, Ohio, 1963: Won her 1 singles match
(2) Wightman Cup, Cleveland, Ohio, 1965: Won 1 and lost 1 singles match
(3) EUROPE: Federation Cup, Paris, 1968: Won 3 singles matches
(4) EUROPE: Federation Cup, Athens, 1969: Won 4 singles matches

GRAND SLAM SINGLES TOURNAMENTS, WIN-LOSS RECORD:

Australian Championships: 9-0 (100.0%) (played 1966-67)
French International Championships/French Open: 32-8 (80.0%) (played 1964-1978, except 1967, 1970, 1974-76)
Wimbledon: 34-11 (75.6%) (played 1961-1975, except 1963, 1970, 1973-74)
U.S. Championships/US Open: 46-17 (73.0%) (played 1958-1978, except 1961, 1967-68)

Overall: 121-36 (77.1%)
Clay: 36-11 (76.6%)
Grass: 85-24 (78.0%)
Hard: 0-1 (0.0%)

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 09:59 PM
Overall singles win-loss record (1958 through 1978): 623-151 (80.5%)

Clay court singles win-loss record (1958 through 1978): 223-42 (84.2%)
Hard court singles win-loss record (1958 through 1978): 88-17 (83.8%)
Grass court singles win-loss record (1958 through 1978): 168-48 (77.8%)
Indoors singles win-loss record (1958 through 1978): 80-39 (67.2%)
Unknown surface singles win-loss record (1958 through 1978): 64-5 (92.8%)

Percentage of singles matches on clay (1958 through 1978): 34.2%
Percentage of singles matches on hard courts (1958 through 1978): 13.6%
Percentage of singles matches on grass (1958 through 1978): 27.9%
Percentage of singles matches indoors (1958 through 1978): 15.4%
Percentage of singles matches on unknown surface (1958 through 1978): 8.9%

Singles tournaments won / singles tournaments played (1958 through 1978): 71 / 222 (32.0%)
Final reached / singles tournaments played (1958 through 1978): 101 / 222 (45.5%)
At least semifinals reached / singles tournaments played (1958 through 1978): 143 / 222 (64.4%)
Win-loss record in singles finals (1958 through 1978): 71-30 (70.3%)
Win-loss record in singles semifinals (1958 through 1978): 101-42 (70.6%)

Win-loss singles record against women who won at least 1 Grand Slam singles title: 82-82 (50.0%)

Selected head-to-head singles records (1958 through 1978) (every person who defeated Richey is listed here along with selected persons to whom Richey never lost; women who won at least 1 Grand Slam singles title are indicated with "GS"):

14-3 Francoise Durr (GS)
14-7 Rosemary Casals

12-5 Kerry Melville Reid (GS)
12-18 Billie Jean Moffitt King (GS)

11-0 Valerie Ziegenfuss
11-4 Lesley Turner Bowrey (GS)
11-6 Judy Tegart Dalton

10-2 Julie Heldman

9-2 Lesley Hunt

8-0 Tory Fretz
8-7 Virginia Wade (GS)

7-0 Karen Krantzcke
7-0 Peaches Bartkowicz
7-0 Winnie Shaw Wooldridge
7-0 Victoria Palmer Heinecke
7-1 Helen Gourlay Cawley

6-0 Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff
6-0 Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin
6-1 Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera
6-1 Pam Teeguarden
6-2 Deidre Catt Keller McMahon
6-2 Donna Floyd Fales
6-5 Karen Hantze Susman (GS)
6-5 Betty Stove

5-0 Laura Rossouw
5-0 Becky Vest
5-0 Judy Alvarez
5-0 Carol Hanks Aucamp
5-1 Kerry Harris
5-1 Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan
5-6 Chris Evert (GS)
5-9 Ann Haydon Jones (GS)
5-15 Margaret Smith Court (GS)

4-0 Darlene Hard (GS)
4-0 Janet Newberry
4-0 Wendy Overton
4-0 Peachy Kellmeyer
4-1 Justina Bricka Horwitz
4-1 Linda Tuero
4-1 Marcie Louie
4-2 Laura DuPont
4-2 Carole Caldwell Graebner
4-5 Maria Bueno (GS)

3-0 Christina Sandberg
3-0 Kristie Pigeon
3-0 Pat Walkden Pretorius
3-0 Jeanne Evert
3-1 Rita Bentley
3-1 Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie
3-2 Norma Baylon Puiggros

2-0 Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy
2-0 Mima Jausovec (GS)
2-1 Dorothy Head Knode
2-1 Christine Truman Janes (GS)
2-1 Mona Schallau
2-1 Joanne Russell
2-1 Olga Morozova
2-1 Glynis Coles
2-2 Yola Ramirez Ochoa
2-2 Patti Hogan Fordyce
2-4 Martina Navratilova (GS)

1-0 Dorothy Bundy Cheney (GS)
1-0 Margaret Varner Bloss
1-0 Renee Schuurman Haygarth
1-0 Vera Puzejova Sukova
1-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
1-0 Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat
1-0 Mary Bevis Hawton
1-1 Wendy Turnbull
1-1 Kristen Kemmer Shaw
1-1 Kazuko Sawamatsu
1-1 Linky Boshoff
1-3 Evonne Goolagong Cawley (GS)
1-3 Carolyn Meyer

0-1 Edda Buding
0-1 Sandra Reynolds Price
0-1 Regina Marsikova
0-1 Renata Tomanova
0-1 Viviana Gonzalez
0-1 Sue Barker (GS)
0-1 Virginia Ruzici (GS)
0-1 Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:00 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

No tennis writer included her in its year-end rankings of the world's top 10 players. The USLTA did not include her in its top 10 ranking of U.S. players. Did not play an adult tournament. Richey was the runner-up to Karen Hantze Susman at the national 15-and-under tournament in Chicago in August. She also was the runner-up in doubles at that tournament, partnering Virginia Hesse against Hantze Susman and Kathy Chabot in the final.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:00 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1958 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 3-1 (75.0%) win-loss record, including 3-1 on clay, 0-0 on grass, 0-0 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. No tennis writer included her in its year-end rankings of the world's top 10 players. The USLTA did not include her in its top 10 ranking of U.S. players. Won 1 of the 3 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 2 of the 3 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 2 of those tournaments. Did not play the French International Championships, Wimbledon, or Wightman Cup. Entered the U.S. Championships but did not play a match. Semifinalist at the U.S. Girls Lawn Tennis Championship in Philadelphia the week of August 18. Won the Texas high school singles championship in May for the first time. Her 1958 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-0 Darlene Hard
0-1 Maria Bueno

Women's doubles: Did not win a title and did not play a Grand Slam tournament.

Mixed doubles: Did not play a Grand Slam tournament.

******************

Week of April 14, 1958
River Oaks Invitational
River Oaks Country Club, Houston, Texas
Clay

QF: d. Lovie Beard 6-1, 6-0
SF: d. Carolyn Rogers 6-2, 6-0
F: lost to Maria Bueno 6-4, 6-2

Week of May 26, 1958
Houston Open
Houston, Texas
Clay

F: d. Lovie Beard 6-0, 6-0

Week of August 25, 1958
U.S. Championships
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: Helen Weill advanced by walkover

Had she won her first round match, Richey would have played third-seeded Ann Haydon Jones in the second round.

Richey did not play mixed doubles. She also did not play the USLTA National Doubles Championship.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:01 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1959 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 8-4 (66.7%) win-loss record, including 0-0 on clay, 8-4 on grass, 0-0 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. No tennis writer included her in its year-end rankings of the world's top 10 players. The USLTA did not include her in its top 10 ranking of U.S. players. Won 2 of the 6 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 2 of the 6 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 2 of those tournaments. Did not play the French International Championships, Wimbledon, or Wightman Cup. Lost in the third round at the U.S. Championships. Runner-up to Karen Hantze Susman at the U.S. Girls Lawn Tennis Championship in Philadelphia the week of August 24. Won the Texas high school singles championship in May for the second consecutive year. Her 1959 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

1-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
1-0 Justina Bricka Horwitz
1-0 Margaret Varner Bloss
1-1 Donna Floyd Fales
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-0 Darlene Hard
0-1 Sandra Reynolds Price
0-2 Karen Hantze Susman

Women's doubles: Did not win a title and did not play a Grand Slam tournament.

Mixed doubles: Won the Texas Sectional Championships with Ronnie Fisher. Did not play a Grand Slam tournament.

******************

Week of June 8, 1959
Texas Sectional Championships
San Antonio, Texas
Surface unknown

Won the singles, but no information about the score or opponent was found.

Mixed doubles with Ronnie Fisher:
F: d. Adam Lopez / Nancy Penson 6-8, 6-3, 7-5

Week of July 13, 1959
Middle States Grass Court Championships
Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grass
Richey was seeded [4]

QF: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King 7-9, 6-2, 8-6
SF: d. Donna Floyd Fales [1] 7-5, 6-4
F: d. Barbara Benigni [2] 6-4, 6-2

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

3R: lost to Donna Floyd Fales [4] 6-3, 7-5

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

?R: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 2-6, 6-2, 11-9
QF: lost to Karen Hantze Susman 6-1, 6-4

Richey saved three match points versus Justina Bricka Horwitz.

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

?R: d. Joan Sullivan 6-3, 6-4
3R: d. Margaret Varner Bloss [3 domestic] 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
QF: lost to Sandra Reynolds Price [2 foreign] 6-4, 6-4

Week of August 31, 1959
U.S. Championships
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Carole Prosen 6-0, 6-3
2R: d. Joyce Pniewsky 7-5, 6-3
3R: lost to Karen Hantze Susman 6-3, 6-2

Richey did not play mixed doubles. She also did not play the USLTA National Doubles Championship.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:02 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1960 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 19-5 (79.2%) win-loss record, including 3-1 on clay, 9-3 on grass, 2-1 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 5-0 unknown surface. No tennis writer included her in his year-end rankings of the world's top 10 players. The USLTA ranked her third in the U.S. Won 2 of the 7 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 5 of the 7 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 3 of those tournaments. Did not tour Australia. Skipped the French International Championships, Wimbledon, and Wightman Cup. Quarterfinalist at the U.S. Championships.Won the Texas high school singles championship in May for the third time. Her 1960 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

2-0 Darlene Hard
1-0 Deidre Catt Keller McMahon
1-0 Victoria Palmer Heinecke
1-0 Carol Hanks Aucamp
1-0 Peachy Kellmeyer
0-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-1 Dorothy Head Knode
0-1 Ann Haydon Jones
0-1 Maria Bueno
0-2 Karen Hantze Susman

Women's doubles: Won the title in Albuquerque with Carol Haines and in El Paso with Nancy Neeld. Did not play a Grand Slam tournament.

Mixed doubles: Did not play a Grand Slam tournament.

******************

Week of October 5, 1959
Southwestern Open
Albuquerque Tennis Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Surface unknown
Richey was seeded [1]

2R: d. Paige Shunny 6-1, 6-2
QF: d. Mary Schoop 6-0, 6-0
SF: versus Ruthie Beck or Doris Hirose
F: d. Emma Flores 6-1, 6-2

Women's doubles with Carol Haines:
F: d. Emma Flores / Doris Hirose 6-1, 7-5

Week of January 11, 1960
Thunderbird Invitational
Various clubs (early rounds); Paradise Valley Racquet Club (SF); Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Laurie Callaway 6-0, 6-0
2R: d. Darlene Hard [1] 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
QF: ????
SF: lost to Karen Hantze Susman [4] 8-6, 6-8, 11-9

Mixed doubles with Bill Lenoir:
QF: lost to George Druliner / Darlene Hard 7-5, 6-2

Week of July 18, 1960
U.S. Clay Court Championship
River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Clay
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Stella Cunningham 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Roberta Allison 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
QF: d. Janet Hopps [3] 9-7, 3-6, 3-1 retired (leg cramps)
SF: lost to Dorothy Head Knode [2] 6-4, 11-9

Richey led Dorothy Head Knode in the second set 5-3. Head Knode broke Richey in the 19th game of that set and then held serve to win the match. Head Knode had defeated Billie Jean Moffitt King in the second round 1-6, 6-0, 6-3. After Justina Bricka Horwitz upset Darlene Hard in the first round, the Associated Press called Bricka Horwitz the "well-proportioned, black-haired lassie."

Week of August 8, 1960
Eastern Grass Court Championships
Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Roberta Alison 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
2R: d. Darlene Hard [1 domestic] 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
QF: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-4, 6-3
SF: d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon [2 foreign] 6-1, 6-1
F: lost to Karen Hantze Susman [3 domestic] 6-1, 6-3

The New York Times described Richey as "a girl who will run after a ball even into the next court." She upset Darlene Hard, ranked second in the world and first in the U.S., for the second time this year. Richey saved 2 match points in the process. Karen Hantze Susman continued to be a thorn in Richey's side, easily winning the final.

Week of August 15, 1960
Essex County Club Women's Invitational
Essex County Club, Manchester, Massachusetts
Grass
Richey was seeded [4 domestic]

1R: d. Virginia Connolly 6-1, 6-4
2R: d. Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-4, 8-10, 6-4
QF: lost to Ann Haydon Jones [1 foreign] 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Ann Haydon Jones said that while Christine Truman Janes had the hardest forehand, Richey hit hardest off both sides of any woman alive. The "Two-Shot Texan" reminded many of Maureen Connolly Brinker.

Week of August 29, 1960
U.S. Championships
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [8]

1R: d. Farel Footman 6-0, 6-3
2R: d. Ruth Jeffrey 6-3, 6-2
3R: d. Peachy Kellmeyer 6-0, 6-2
QF: lost to Maria Bueno [1] 6-2, 6-4

Richey did not play mixed doubles. She also did not play the USLTA National Doubles Championship.

Week of September 26, 1960
Southwestern Tennis Association Championships
El Paso Tennis Club, El Paso, Texas
Surface unknown
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Sandra Smith 6-1, 6-0
F: d. Nancy Neeld 6-0, 6-1

Women's doubles with Nancy Neeld:
F: d. Nancy Pennies / Ester Provencio 6-2, 6-2

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:03 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1961 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 11-3 (78.6%) win-loss record, including 2-1 on clay, 5-2 on grass, 4-0 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. No tennis publication or writer included her in its year-end rankings of the world's top 10 players. The USLTA did not include her in its top 10 ranking of U.S. players. Richey missed Wightman Cup, the U.S. Championships, and other events after Wimbledon because of a back injury. Won 1 of the 4 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 3 of the 4 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 3 of those tournaments. Did not play the French International Championships. Lost her first match at Wimbledon. Her 1961 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

1-0 Darlene Hard
1-0 Justina Bricka Horwitz
1-0 Deidre Catt Keller McMahon
1-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
1-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-1 Karen Hantze Susman
0-2 Margaret Smith Court

Women's doubles: Won the title in Tulsa with Karen Hantze Susman. Entered Wimbledon with Suzy Kormoczy but did not play a match. Did not play the French International Championships or the U.S. Championships.

Mixed doubles: Won the title in Scottsdale with Bill Hoogs. Did not play the French International Championships or the U.S. Championships. Unknown whether she played Wimbledon

******************

Week of January 23, 1961
Thunderbird Invitational
Paradise Valley Racquet Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
Hard
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Sandy Smith 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Emma Flores 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Kathy Chabot Willette 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
F: d. Darlene Hard [1] 6-3, 6-4

Mixed doubles with Bill Hoogs:
F: d. Jim McManus / Darlene Hard [1] 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

No women's doubles at this event.

Week of May 22, 1961
Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational
Tulsa Tennis Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Clay (Har-Tru)
Richey was seeded [2]

1R/QF: d. Donna Holden 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 6-3, 7-5
F: lost to Karen Hantze Susman [1] 9-7, 4-6, 6-3

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
F: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Lucile Davidson 6-4, 6-2

This was the last time that Karen Hantze Susman ever defeated Richey in singles.

Week of June 19, 1961
London Grass Court Championships
Queen's Club, London
Grass

1R: d. Freda MacLennan 6-2, 6-2
2R: d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 6-3, 7-5
3R: d. Kathy Chabot Willette 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
QF: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
SF: d. Christine Truman Janes 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Richey suffered a back injury in the fourth game of the third set of the final against Margaret Smith Court.

Week of June 26, 1961
Wimbledon
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: bye
2R: lost to Margaret Smith Court [2] 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Suzy Kormoczy:
1R: Rita Bentley / Mrs. V. A. Roberts advanced by walkover

Unknown whether Richey played mixed doubles.

Richey played the match with a strained back that limited her ability to stretch for shots wide to her backhand. Margaret Smith Court said after the match, "I was so nervous that I played in a daze. In fact, I never want to go through that again. But now the ordeal is over I believe I will be alright should a similar match come up again." She said she was "petrified" as she walked onto Centre Court. Tennis writer Roy McKelvie of the "Daily Mail" said it was the finest first round match (even though it technically was a second round match) in the previous 25 years.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:03 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1962 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 17-7 (70.8%) win-loss record, including 3-1 on clay, 7-5 on grass, 7-1 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. (The USLTA said she had a 21-7 win-loss record and played 9 tournaments.) No tennis publication or writer included her in its year-end rankings of the world's top 10 players. The USLTA ranked her sixth in the U.S. Won 2 of the 8 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 3 of the 8 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 2 of those tournaments. Did not play the French International Championships. Lost in the third round at Wimbledon and the U.S. Championships. Played Wightman Cup. Her 1962 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

2-0 Tory Fretz
1-0 Victoria Palmer Heinecke
1-0 Dorothy Bundy Cheney
1-0 Dorothy Head Knode
1-0 Karen Hantze Susman
1-0 Mary Bevis Hawton
1-1 Donna Floyd Fales
1-1 Carole Caldwell Graebner
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-1 Yola Ramirez Ochoa
0-1 Judy Tegart Dalton
0-1 Rita Bentley
0-2 Deidre Catt Keller McMahon

Women's doubles: Did not win a title. Lost in the first round at Wimbledon with Victoria Palmer Heinecke. Did not play the French International Championships or the USLTA National Doubles Championship.

Mixed doubles: Runner-up in Phoenix with Thorvald Moe. Did not play the French International Championships or the U.S. Championships. Unknown whether she played Wimbledon.

******************

Week of December 4, 1961
U.S. Hard Court Championships
La Jolla, California
Hard
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Ann Kenney (score unknown)
2R: d. Tory Fretz 6-2, 6-1
QF: d. Dorothy Bundy Cheney 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
SF: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-2, 6-1
F: d. Dorothy Head Knode [4] 6-1, 6-1

This was Richey's first tournament since she injured her back at Wimbledon in 1961. Dorothy Bundy Cheney was 45 years old while Dorothy Head Knode was 36.

Week of January 22, 1962
Thunderbird Invitation Tournament
Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
Richey was seeded [1]

SF: d. Carole Caldwell Graebner 8-6, 6-3
F: d. Karen Hantze Susman 6-3, 7-5

Mixed doubles with Thorvald Moe:
F: lost to Rod Susman / Karen Hantze Susman 3-6, 8-6, 6-4

Week of March 26, 1962
Caribe Hilton International
Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard

QF: lost to Yola Ramirez Ochoa 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Women's doubles with Renee Schuurman Haygarth:
?R: Mary Habicht / Margaret Hellyer advanced by walkover

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

3R: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Week of June 11, 1962
Wightman Cup
Court No. 1, All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass

lost to Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 6-1, 7-5

Richey was beaten at her own baseline game.

Week of June 18, 1962
London Grass Court Championships
Queen's Club
Grass

1R: d. Pauline Roberts 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
2R: d. Vera Roberts 7-5, 7-5
3R: d. Anna Dmitrieva 6-2, 6-4
QF: lost to Rita Bentley 8-6, 3-6, 6-1

Women's doubles with Victoria Palmer Heinecke:
QF: lost to Maria Bueno / Darlene Hard 6-2, 6-3

Week of June 25, 1962
Wimbledon
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Donna Floyd Fales 11-9, 10-8
2R: d. Mary Bevis Hawton 7-5, 7-5
3R: lost to Deirdre Catt Keller McMahon 7-5, 8-6

Women's doubles with Victoria Palmer Heinecke:
1R: lost to Donna Floyd Fales / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-1, 6-1

Unknown whether Richey played mixed doubles.

Had Richey won her third round match, she would have played third-seeded Maria Bueno in the fourth round.

Week of July 16, 1962
U.S. Clay Court Championships
River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Pamela Stewart 6-0, 6-0
2R: d. Mary Habicht (score unknown)
QF: d. Gwyneth Thomas [4] 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
SF: lost to Carole Caldwell Graebner 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

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

1R: d. Andria Miller 6-3, 6-2
2R: d. Tory Fretz 6-3, 6-2
3R: lost to Donna Floyd Fales 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Richey did not play mixed doubles. She also did not play the USLTA National Doubles Championship.

Had Richey won her third round match, she would have played seventh-seeded Lesley Turner Bowrey in the fourth round.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:04 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1963 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 26-3 (90.0%) win-loss record, including 11-1 on clay, 8-2 on grass, 3-0 hard, 1-0 indoors, and 3-0 unknown surface. (The USLTA said she had a 37-3 win-loss record and played 7 tournaments.) Ned Potter of World Tennis magazine did not include her in his year-end, top 10 rankings, although Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph ranked her ninth. The USLTA ranked her third in the U.S. Won 4 of the 7 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 6 of the 7 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 5 of 7 tournaments. Did not play the French International Championships or Wimbledon. Quarterfinalist at the U.S. Championships. Won the first of her 6 consecutive singles titles at the U.S. Clay Court Championship. Played Wightman Cup but not Federation Cup. Her 1963 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

4-0 Victoria Palmer Heinecke
1-0 Rosemary Casals
1-0 Deidre Catt Keller McMahon
1-0 Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff
1-0 Vera Puzejova Sukova
1-0 Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin
1-0 Donna Floyd Fales
1-0 Judy Alvarez
1-0 Justina Bricka Horwitz
1-1 Maria Bueno
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-1 Yola Ramirez Ochoa
0-1 Margaret Smith Court

Women's doubles: Won 2 titles, one with Victoria Palmer Heinecke and the other with Patsy Rippy. Quarterfinalist at the USLTA National Doubles Championship. Partnered with Donna Floyd Fales to win a Wightman Cup match.

Mixed doubles: Entered the U.S. Championships with Cliff Richey but did not play a match.

******************

Week of January 21, 1963
Thunderbird Invitational
Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona
Hard

QF: d. Melissa Callaway 6-1, 6-0
SF: d. Rosemary Casals 6-2, 6-2
F: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 8-6, 8-6

Rosemary Casals was 14 years old.

Week of April 15, 1963
Dallas Country Club Invitational
Dallas, Texas
Surface unknown

1R/QF: d. Claudia Henschke 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Owen McHaney 6-1, 6-2
F: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-3, 7-5

Women's doubles with Victoria Palmer Heinecke:
F: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Marilyn Montgomery 6-2, 7-5

Week of May 27, 1963
Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Clay (Har-Tru)
Richey was seeded [2]

?R: d. Sheryl Barger 6-0, 6-0
SF: versus ????
F: lost to Yola Ramirez Ochoa [1] 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

Women's doubles with Patsy Rippy:
F: d. Carol Johnson / Yola Ramirez Ochoa 6-4, 6-1

Week of July 8, 1963
Western Open
Town Club and River Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Outdoors at the Town Club; Indoors at the River Club
Clay outdoors; Indoors
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Connie Szkil 6-0, 6-1 (outdoors)
2R: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-2, 6-3 (outdoors)
QF: d. Cathy Lee Crosby 6-0, 6-0 (outdoors)
SF: d. Gwyn Thomas [3] 6-2, 12-10 (indoors because of rain)
F: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke [2] 6-2, 7-5 (outdoors)

In the final, "Both girls engaged in extended rallies, but it was Miss Richey's well placed sideline placements and net game that gave her the edge."

Week of July 15, 1963
U.S. Clay Court Championship
River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Clay
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Sue Stanford 6-3, 6-1
2R: d. Carol Loop 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Donna Floyd Fales 11-9, 6-1
SF: d. Judy Alvarez 6-1, 6-2
F: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-1, 6-1

Women's doubles with Tory Fretz:
1R: d. Sue Behlmar / Donna Floyd Fales 6-3, 3-6, 8-6
QF: d. Jean Danilovich / Roberta Rountree Goodwin 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
SF: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King / Carole Caldwell Graebner 1-6, 9-7, 3-6

Darlene Hard (soon to be married, according to published reports) was the top seed and Billie Jean Moffitt King was the second seed. Donna Floyd Fales was the defending champion. In the quarterfinals, Victoria Palmer Heinecke eliminated Moffitt King 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 and Judy Alvarez defeated Hard 8-6, 6-2. The singles final took only 33 minutes. This was the fourth final of the year in which Richey defeated Palmer Heinecke.

Week of July 29, 1963
Eastern Grass Court Championships
Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Richey was seeded [6]

1R: d. Linda Lou Crosby 6-2, 6-1
2R: d. Alice Christer 6-0, 6-3
3R: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 6-3, 6-1
QF: d. Maria Bueno [4] 6-3, 6-1
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 9-7, 6-2

Richey had a set point against Margaret Smith Court in the first set of their semifinal match.

Week of August 5, 1963
Wightman Cup
Cleveland Skating Club, Cleveland, Ohio
Clay

d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 14-12, 6-3

Donna Floyd Fales / Richey d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon / Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-4, 6-8, 6-2

Week of August 19, 1963
USLTA National Doubles Championship
Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass
Partner: Tory Fretz
They were [unseeded]

1R: ????
2R: d. P. Thompson / Carol Wendell 6-0, 6-0
3R: d. Shirley Fry Irvin / Betty Rosenquest Pratt 6-2, 6-4
QF: lost to Maria Bueno / Darlene Hard [1] 6-1, 6-1

Week of August 26, 1963
U.S. Championships
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Pat Stewart Edrich 6-0 6-2
2R: d. Adria Price 6-0, 6-1
3R: d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-3, 6-1
4R: d. Vera Puzejova Sukova [9] 6-1, 6-4
QF: lost to Maria Bueno [4] 6-3, 6-2

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey:
1R: advanced by walkover versus Dennis Ralston / Ann Haydon Jones
2R: Jiri Javorsky / Vera Puzejova Sukova advanced by walkover

The quarterfinal match with Maria Bueno took just 36 minutes.

Week of September 9, 1963
Pacific Southwest Championships
Los Angeles

According to a September 11, 1963, news report, Richey had entered the tournament. But no results were found.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:05 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1964 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 60-8 (88.2%) win-loss record, including 19-4 on clay, 27-4 on grass, 4-0 hard, 2-0 indoors, and 8-0 unknown surface. (The USLTA said she had a 59-8 win-loss record and played 15 tournaments.) Ned Potter of World Tennis magazine ranked her fourth in the world at year end, although Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph ranked her sixth. The USLTA ranked her first in the U.S. Won 7 of the 14 tournaments she played (not counting the North of England tournament that was abandoned by organizers at the semifinal stage). Reached at least the semifinals in 11 of the 14 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 8 of 13 tournaments (not counting the North of England tournament). Opened the year by winning 22 consecutive matches and five consecutive tournaments. Played the French International Championships for the first time, where she was upset in the fourth round. Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and semifinalist at the U.S. Championships. Played three European clay court tournaments before the French. Played both Wightman Cup and Federation Cup, winning five of six matches with her only loss being to her nemesis for the year, Lesley Turner Bowrey. Her 1964 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

3-0 Karen Hantze Susman
3-0 Judy Alvarez
3-0 Deidre Catt Keller McMahon
3-1 Billie Jean Moffitt King
2-0 Francoise Durr
2-0 Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff
2-0 Yola Ramirez Ochoa
2-0 Donna Floyd Fales
1-0 Renee Schuurman Haygarth
1-0 Carol Hanks Aucamp
1-0 Victoria Palmer Heinecke
1-0 Ann Haydon Jones
1-0 Rita Bentley
1-1 Carole Caldwell Graebner
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-1 Norma Baylon Puiggros
0-1 Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw
0-1 Margaret Smith Court
0-3 Lesley Turner Bowrey

Women's doubles: Won two titles, including the U.S. Clay Court Championships with Carole Caldwell Graebner.

Mixed doubles: Quarterfinalist at the French International Championships with brother Cliff Richey.

*********

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

1R/SF: d. Yola Ramirez Ochoa 6-3, 6-4
F: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-2, 7-5

Week of March 23, 1964
Good Neighbor Tournament
Miami Beach, Florida
Surface unknown
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Francoise Savy 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. J. Harbett 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Donna Floyd Fales 6-0, 6-3
SF: d. Francoise Durr [3] 6-2, 9-7
F: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles with Donna Floyd Fales:
1R: bye
QF: d. Edna Salichs / ______ Fuller 6-3 6-2
SF: lost to Justina Bricka Horwitz / Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-4, 8-6

"Relied on her experience and a strong net game to win."

Week of March 30, 1964
Caribe Hilton International
Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard

1R: bye
2R: d. Fina Cabrera 6-0 6-0
QF: d. Donna Floyd Fales 6-1, 6-2
SF: d. Francoise Durr 6-4, 6-0
F: d. Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-3, 6-0

Women's doubles with Donna Floyd Fales:
1R: bye
QF: d. ______ Pomales / ______ Pomales 6-2, 6-1
SF: lost to Carole Wright / Karen Hantze Susman 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

World Tennis magazine called Richey "a 21 year old Texan with the hardest groundstrokes in the game."

Week of April 6, 1964
St. Petersburg Masters Invitational
St. Petersburg Tennis Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Verna Mechem 6-2, 6-1
QF: d. Martha Burchers 6-0, 6-3
SF: d. Rita Bentley 6-1, 6-2
F: d. Judy Alvarez [3] 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
1R/QF: bye
SF: d. ______ Gray / ______ Jones 6-1, 6-0
F: d. Judy Alvarez / Francoise Durr 6-2, 6-1

Week of April 20, 1964
Dallas Country Club Invitational
Dallas Country Club, Dallas, Texas
Surface unknown
Richey was seeded [1]

1R/QF: d. Ann Vieira 6-0, 6-1
SF: d. Yola Ramirez Ochoa 14-12, 3-5 retired (leg cramps)
F: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-2, 13-11

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
1R d. Ann Vieira / Nancy Penson 6-1, 6-2
F: lost to Victoria Palmer Heinecke / Justina Bricka Horwitz 7-5, 6-8, 6-3

Week of April 27, 1964
London Hard Court Championships
Hurlingham, United Kingdom
Clay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83IycWkvkpQ

1R: d. Vera Rees 6-3, 6-1
2R: d. Mary Harris 6-1, 6-3
3R: d. Virginia Roberts 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
SF: lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros 4-6, 12-10, 10-8

Women's doubles with Jan Lehane O'Neill:
SF: d. Rita Bentley / Pam Watermeyer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
F: lost to Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw / Norma Baylon Puiggros 7-5, 6-4

It took 50 games for Norma Baylon Puiggros to end Richey's 22-match winning streak.

Week of May 4, 1964
Italian International Championships
Foro Italico, Rome
Clay
Richey was seeded [6]

1R: d. Helene Slattery 6-0, 6-3
2R: d. Jacqueline Rees-Lewis 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
3R: d. Lea Pericoli 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
QF: lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey [3] 8-6, 8-6

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
QF: lost to Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi / Madonna Schacht 6-2, 6-0

From Gloria Butler with World Tennis magazine: "Nancy was a curiosity to the Italians. They are very woman conscious, and just could not understand how such a pretty girl could ruin herself by wearing such unbecoming clothes. The face is adorable, but she wears a floppy hat which hides it, a T-shirt, and long Bermuda shorts which emphasize the wrong part of her anatomy. She was a source of dismay to her admirers. 'Che peccato-e una bella bambina', they exclaimed." Lesley Turner Bowrey and Richey had a terrific struggle which went on for hours. Richey had the greater power, but Turner Bowrey the greater mobility, more variety, and change of pace. Richey lead the first set 5-2 and the second 5-3.

Week of May 11, 1964
West Berlin Whitsun Tennis Tournament
Clay

QF: d. Almut Sturm 6-3, 10-8
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey 7-5, 6-2

Week of May 18, 1964
French International Championships
Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: bye
2R: d. Ursula Smith 6-2, 6-0
3R: d. Roberta Beltrame 6-1, 6-3
4R: lost to Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
1R: bye
2R: d. Francesca Gordigiani / Suzy Kormoczy 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
3R: lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros / Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw 10-8, 3-6, 6-2

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey:
1R: advanced by walkover versus ______ Komaroni / Ulla Sandulf
2R: d. ______ Cramer / Helen Plaisted 6-2, 7-5
3R: d. Tony Roche / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 9-7
QF: lost to Jose Luis Arilla / Norma Baylon Puiggros 9-7, 4-6, 6-0

Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw used a drop-lob-drop combo to run Richey to death in sets 2 and 3 after Richey ran through a 15 minute first set.

Darlene Hard announced on May 19 that she was turning professional and accepting a teaching job at the Tennis Ranch in Carmel, California. She said, "I'm tired and I've been under a lot of pressure a long time." As a result, Richey unofficially moved up to second place in the U.S. rankings.

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

1R: d. Dorothy Campbell 6-0, 6-2
2R: d. Trudy Groenman Walhof Hoolboom 6-3, 6-2
3R: d. Ulla Sandulf 6-1, 6-3
QF: d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 8-6, 8-6
SF and F abandoned due to rain

Richey was supposed to play Maria Bueno in the semifinals, with the other semifinal between Carole Caldwell Graebner and Billie Jean Moffitt King. The three American women refused to play on a wet court after waiting five hours for the courts to dry. Faced with this revolt, organizers called off the event. In the quarterfinals, Brit Christine Truman Janes had fallen on a rain soaked court and hurt herself so badly that she was forced to withdraw from the following week's Wightman Cup.

Week of June 8, 1964
Wightman Cup
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass

d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
d. Ann Haydon Jones 7-5, 11-9

Richey / Donna Floyd Fales lost to Angela Mortimer Barrett / Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

4,000 cheered the 2-hour fight between baseliners Deidre Catt Keller McMahon and Richey. "It took two fantastic shots by Richey to break service and take the match. Both girls were in a state of exhaustion by the finish." After dropping the first set, "Miss Richey simply hit harder. Her game is patterned after that of Helen Wills, even down to the white eyeshade."

Day two was a bit anticlimatic as Richey clinched the cup before a handfull of fans who patiently waited through a rain delay. Rain forced play on a Sunday, the first time ever at the All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.

Week of June 22, 1964
Wimbledon
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 6-0, 6-2
2R: d. Renee Schuurman Haygarth 6-1, 6-2
3R: d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-1, 10-8
4R: d. Judy Alvarez 6-2, 6-2
QF: lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey [4] 6-3, 6-4

Richey did not compete in women's doubles.

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey:
1R: d. Juan Gisbert / Mary Habicht 9-7, 4-6, 6-3
2R: lost to Abe Segal / Renee Schuurman Haygarth 6-3, 6-1

"A dour contest." Richey had game points in each of the first five games games, yet trailed 2-3 as Lesley Turner Bowrey refused to give her pace. Richey had the crowd cheering as she slugged to a 4-3 lead in the second, but Turner Bowrey then changed tactics, drop shotting then coming in to volley away the reply.

Week of July 13, 1964
U.S. Clay Court Championships
River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Faye Urban 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Ulla Ponoppidlan 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Jean Danilovich 6-2, 6-1
SF: d. Judy Alvarez [4] 6-2, 6-0
F: d. Carole Caldwell Graebner [2] 6-2, 6-1

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner (seeded [1]):
1R: bye
QF: d. Breanda Nunns / Faye Urban 6-0, 6-3
SF: d. Julie Heldman / Carol Loop 8-6, 6-2
F: d. Jean Danilovich / Sue Shrader 6-1, 6-4

Week of July 27, 1964
Eastern Grass Court Championships
Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: bye
2R: d. Kathleen Blake Thornbrough 6-2, 6-3
3R: d. Jill Philbrick 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Belmar Gunderson 6-4, 6-3
SF: d. Karen Hantze Susman [4] 6-4, 7-5
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 7-5, 3-6, 8-6

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
1R: bye
2R: d. Melissa Callaway / Alice Christer 6-2, 6-1
QF: d. Kathleen Blake Thornbrough / Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-0, 6-3
SF: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Carol Hanks Aucamp 31-33, 6-1, 6-4
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King / Karen Hantze Susman 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

The Guinness Book of Tennis Facts and Feats, published in 1983, said that the doubles semifinal was the longest match in history (by number of games), not including men's singles or men's doubles matches. The semifinal was 81 games long.

In the singles final, Billie Jean Moffitt King recovered from a 1-4 deficit in the third set. This was the first time she had defeated Richey in singles after two losses.

Week of August 3, 1964
Piping Rock Women's Invitational
Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, New York
Grass
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Chris Safford 6-2, 6-2
2R: d. Jill Philbrick 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Belmar Gunderson 6-1, 6-3
SF: d. Karen Hantze Susman [4] 7-5, 6-0
F: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
1R: bye
2R: d. ______ Boland / ______ Reid 6-3, 7-5
QF: d. Melissa Callaway / Alice Christer 6-1, 6-0
SF: d. Carole Wright / Julie Heldman 6-2, 6-3
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King / Karen Hantze Susman 6-2, 12-10

Richey led 3-0 in the third set before Billie Jean Moffitt King pulled to within 4-5 (40-30) on her own serve, only to lose the game and the match.

Week of August 17, 1964
USLTA National Doubles Championship
Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass
Partner: Carole Caldwell Graebner
They were seeded [4]

1R: bye
2R: d. Mary Belin / Mrs. Thomas Williams 6-3, 6-0
3R: d. Dorothy Bundy Cheney / Helen McDowell 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Rosemary Casals / Rosa Maria Reyes Darmon 6-3, 7-5
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey [1] 6-4, 6-4

Week of August 31, 1964
Federation Cup
Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grass

1R: bye
2R: d. Eleanor O'Neill, Ireland 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Ana-Maria Bocio, Argentina 6-3, 6-2
SF: d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon, United Kingdom 6-4, 6-3
F: lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey, Australia 7-5, 6-1

Week of September 7, 1964
U.S. Championships
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Adria Fisher Price 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Monique Salfati di Maso 7-5, 6-4
3R: d. Heide Schildknecht Orth 6-1, 6-3
4R: d. Jane Albert Willens 6-3, 6-3
QF: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [3] 6-4, 6-4
SF: lost to Carole Caldwell Graebner [9] 2-6, 9-7, 6-4

Richey did not play mixed doubles.

Richey upset Billie Jean Moffitt King in the quarterfinals, capitalizing on the latter's double faults and even outvolleying the Californian at times. This was the last time they played each other until March 1968, with Richey leading their rivalry 4-1 to this point. The semifinal was a corker. Carole Caldwell Graebner always held serve at 5-5, 6-6, etc in the second set until Richey served a double fault to drop the set. "After the rest period, a white-faced and tense Nancy forged ahead 4-2." But three double faults helped Caldwell Graebner to break back and tie it a four-all. "The little Texan completely lost her nerve and her game disintegrated. It had been a fine match, one of the best of the championships."

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:05 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1965 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 54-7 (88.5%) win-loss record, including 26-4 on clay, 11-2 on grass, 2-0 on hard, 5-0 indoors, and 10-1 unknown surface. (The USLTA said she had a 57-7 win-loss record and played 15 tournaments.) Joe McCauley of World Tennis magazine ranked her third in the world at year end, although Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph ranked her eighth. The USLTA ranked both Richey and Billie Jean Moffitt King first in the U.S. Won 9 of the 15 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 14 of the 15 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 10 of the 15 tournaments she played. Semifinalist at both the French International Championships and the U.S. Championships. Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon. Spent two months in Europe beginning in early May but won only one of the five tournaments she played there. Skipped the grass court tournaments in the eastern United States except for the U.S. Championships. Margaret Smith Court won three of the year's Grand Slam tournaments, defeating Richey in the semifinals of both the French International Championships and the U.S. Championships. Played Wightman Cup but not Federation Cup. Her 1965 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

3-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
3-0 Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff
3-2 Margaret Smith Court
2-0 Norma Baylon Puiggros
2-0 Julie Heldman
2-0 Tory Fretz
1-0 Francoise Durr
1-0 Becky Vest
1-0 Peachy Kellmeyer
1-0 Karen Hantze Susman
1-0 Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin
1-0 Rita Bentley
1-0 Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie
1-0 Carol Hanks Aucamp
1-0 Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera
1-0 Carole Caldwell Graebner
1-0 Rosemary Casals
1-0 Dorothy Head Knode
1-1 Maria Bueno
1-1 Justina Bricka Horwitz
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-1 Ann Haydon Jones
0-1 Edda Buding
0-1 Christine Truman Janes

Women's doubles: Won two American national championships with her partner Carole Caldwell Graebner, the U.S. Clay Court Championships and the USLTA National Doubles Championship. Those were the only tournaments Richey won in 1965.

Mixed doubles: Quarterfinalist at the French International Championships with Frank Froehling. Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon with Donald Dell.

*********

Week of October 12, 1964
National Invitation Tournament
Midland Racquet Club, Midland, Texas
Surface unknown except for final (indoor wood)
Richey was seeded [1]

1R/QF: d. Virginia Brown 6-2, 6-2
SF: d. Rosa Maria Reyes Darmon 6-1, 6-2
F: d. Karen Hantze Susman 6-3, 6-4 (played indoors due to cold and rain)

From a picture, it looks like the final was played in an indoor gymnasium. "World Tennis" magazine noted that "play was indoors and out - and Nancy was as good on both."

Week of October 26, 1964
Championships of South America and the Argentine
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Outdoors but exact surface unknown

1R: bye
2R: d. Mabel Vrancovich 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Ana-Maria Bocio 6-1, 6-2
SF: d. Norma Baylon Puiggros 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
F: d. Maria Bueno [1] 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles with Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff:
F: lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros / Maria Bueno 6-1, 6-2

Mixed doubles with Donald Dell:
1R: d. Oscar Escribano / Gladys Barbosa 6-3, 6-3

Richey was on the cover of the January 1965 issue of "World Tennis" magazine with the huge trophy she won. She "caused a sensational upset" in besting Maria Bueno, who developed cramps in the third set.

Week of February 8, 1965
U.S. Indoor Championships
Longwood Covered Courts, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Louise Gonnerman 6-0, 6-2
QF: d. Tory Fretz 6-1, 6-0
SF: d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie [6] 6-2, 6-2
F: d. Carol Hanks Aucamp [3] 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
QF: d. Jacqueline Bohlens / Jade Schiffman 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Jane Albert Willens / Tory Fretz 6-4, 7-5
F: lost to Carol Hanks Aucamp / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 9-7, 4-6, 6-2

Week of March 22, 1965
Thunderbird Invitational Tennis Championships
Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona
Surface unverified (probably hard)
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Sue Shrader 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
SF: lost to Justina Bricka Horwitz [6] 6-4, 6-1

Week of April 5, 1965
Caribe Hilton International
Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard

SF: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-1, 6-1
F: d. Margaret Smith Court 6-8, 6-4, 9-7

Week of April 12, 1965
St. Petersburg Masters International
St. Petersburg Tennis Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Carol Prosen 6-2, 6-4
2R: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-2, 6-0
QF: d. Helde Schildkencht 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey [2] 7-5, 6-3
F: d. Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-3, 6-2

Week of April 26, 1965
Dallas Country Club Invitational
Dallas Country Club, Dallas, Texas
Surface unknown

SF: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-4, 6-4
F: d. Margaret Smith Court 6-1, 6-4

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
?R: d. Owen McHaney / Betty Sue Hagerman 6-1, 10-8
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-4, 6-4

Week of May 3, 1965
Italian Championships
Rome
Clay
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Vicky Berner 9-7, 6-0
2R: d. Maria Carmen Coronada 6-2, 7-5
QF: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-3, 6-4
SF: d. Julie Heldman [7] 6-1, 6-4
F: lost to Maria Bueno [1] 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Ir2gZ2GU4

Women's doubles with Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw:
3R: d. Jane Albert Willens / Arnold 8-6, 13-11
QF: lost to Madonna Schacht / Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 6-4, 6-3

The final took 56 minutes. "The Brazilian girl could do nothing wrong in the first set and very little that was right in the second. It was just the opposite with Miss Richey - erratic in the opening set and sharp in the second. In the third and deciding set, both played well. But Miss Bueno was bolder.... She used drop shots and slices repeatedly to score her points." Another reporter said, "Playing a bold net game, hitting slice shots that made the ball bounce crazily, and keeping Miss Richey under constant pressure, Miss Bueno survived a second set letdown and won easily. Richey remained in the back court through most of the match, going to the net only occasionally and timidly." Richey said after the match, "I have no time to comment. I'm leaving Rome. I lost. Are you satisfied?" Maria Bueno said, "I cannot understand why Nancy does not attack. Playing the way she does, she will never win any major tournaments." With this win, Bueno assumed a 3-2 lead in their head-to-head matches. Richey showed up to play the final the previous day, only to be told by tournament officials that the match had been rescheduled.

Week of May 17, 1965
French International Championships
Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: bye
2R: d. Evelyn Terras 6-4, 6-2
3R: d. Christianne Mercelis 6-1, 6-1
4R: d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-2, 6-3
QF: d. Francoise Durr [5] 8-6, 9-7
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 7-5, 6-4

Richey did not play women's doubles.

Mixed doubles with Frank Froehling:
2R: d. Kermina / Pellizza 7-5, 6-0
3R: d. Pabst / Jacqueline Rees-Lewis 6-2, 6-0
4R: d. Moore / Faye Toyne 6-8, 7-5, 6-1
QF: lost to Owen Davidson / Jane Albert Willens 6-3, 6-2

Week of May 31, 1965
Swiss International Tennis Championships
Lugano
Clay

2R: d. Elena Subirat 6-1, 7-5
QF: d. Roberta Beltrame 6-3, 6-1
SF: lost to Edda Buding 8-6, 6-4

Women's doubles with Roberta Beltrame:
?R: lost to Julie Heldman / Christianne Mercelis 6-3, 6-4

Week of June 7, 1965
West of England Lawn Tennis Championships
Bristol, United Kingdom
Grass

QF: d. Rita Bentley 6-2, 6-0
SF: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 6-2, 6-0
F: d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 7-5, 6-2

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
F: lost to Francoise Durr / Janinie Lieffrig 6-3, 6-4

Week of June 21, 1965
Wimbledon
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Esme Emmanuel Faerber 6-0, 7-5
2R: d. Pauline Roberts 6-4, 6-3
3R: d. Rosemary Deloford 6-1, 6-0
4R: d. Joyce Williams 6-0, 6-3
QF: lost to Christine Truman Janes 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner (seeded [3]):
1R: d. Rosa Maria Reyes Darmon / Elena Subirats 6-1, 10-8
2R: d. Jacqueline Rees-Lewis / Heather Segal 6-3, 6-1
3R: d. Carole Rosser / Virginia Wade 7-5, 6-2
QF: d. Christine Truman Janes / Nell Truman 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
SF: lost to Maria Bueno / Billie Jean Moffitt King [2] 6-4, 6-2

Mixed doubles with Donald Dell:
1R: bye
2R: d. Fraser / Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
3R: d. Moore / Esme Emmanuel Faerber 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
4R: d. Zeeman / Gail Sheriff Chanfreau Lovera 7-5, 8-6
QF: lost to Tony Roche / Judy Tegart Dalton 9-7, 6-4

The quarterfinal match with Christine Truman Janes "had the packed center court on edge as the British girl dropped the second set easily and ran up a commanding 4-1 lead in the third. Miss Richey whittled it down to 5-4. Nancy fought off a match point for a service break to level at 5-5. Miss Richey, looking tired beneath her huge jockey cap, dropped her service to let Miss Truman get ahead again at 6-5. Then, serving for the match, Miss Truman made no mistake with a backhand volley - her best stroke throughout the match." The 16,000 watching on center court then "went crazy with delight." Richey said after the match, "I didn't serve as well as I would have liked, but I didn't play really badly."

Week of July 5, 1965
Western Open
Town Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Janet Smith 6-0, 6-0
3R: d. Becky Vest 6-1, 6-3
QF: d. Dorothy Head Knode 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Rosemary Casals [4] 6-1, 6-3
F: d. Carole Caldwell Graebner [2] 6-1, 6-0

Richey lost only nine games in five matches, including a double bagel of 40-year old Dorothy Head Knode, who was a two-time runner-up at the French International Championships and a four-time winner of the U.S. Clay Court Championships.

Week of July 12, 1965
U.S. Clay Court Championships
River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Connie Cristler 6-2, 6-2
2R: d. Mimi Heinreid 6-4, 6-0
QF: d. Roberta Alison 6-2, 6-3
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-2, 6-2
F: d. Julie Heldman [4] 5-7, 6-3, 9-7

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
QF: d. Cathy Gagels / Cecilia Martinez 6-3, 6-2
SF: d. Roberta Alison / Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-1, 6-2
F: d. Rosemary Casals / Julie Heldman 7-5, 6-4

There were no service breaks in the third set until Julie Heldman took a 7-6 lead. Richey broke back in the next game. Heldman double faulted on match point, after 2 hours, 8 minutes of play.

Week of August 2, 1965
Wightman Cup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-lOjHmKdCU
Harold Clark Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Clay

d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-1, 6-0
lost to Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 9-7

Carole Caldwell Graebner / Richey d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff / Nell Truman 6-1, 6-0

Ann Haydon Jones played a steady baseline game, forcing Richey to make errors. Richey's ground game was not as crisp and authoritative as in her victory over Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff.

Week of August 23, 1965
USLTA National Doubles Championship
Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass
Partner: Carole Caldwell Graebner
They were seeded [3]

1R: d. Alice Christer Hartman / Savy 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Julie Anthony / Belmar Gunderson 6-1, 6-4
QF: d. Jane Albert Willens / Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
SF: d. Tory Fretz / Julie Heldman 7-5, 6-4
F: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King / Karen Hantze Susman [1] 6-4, 6-4

The final lasted 48 minutes, and there were only two service breaks. Richey said after the match, "We had played them enough to know their faults. Billie Jean was superb but Karen was off her game and we concentrated on her." A dejected Karen Hantze Susman said, "I just couldn't get them over the net. It appeared to draw my returns like a magnet." Billie Jean Moffitt King said that her team lost because the other team "played a bit better than we did. We can't win them all."

Week of August 30, 1965
U.S. Championships
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Pat Stewart Edrich 6-3, 6-2
2R: d. Peachy Kellmeyer 6-3, 6-0
3R: d. Tory Fretz 6-2, 6-4
QF: d. Norma Baylon Puiggros [8] 6-4, 7-5
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-2, 6-2

Richey did not play mixed doubles.

Although Richey lost, she won four games from Margaret Smith Court compared to the five games Smith Court had dropped in her previous four matches.

After being unseeded and drawing Smith Court in the first round, former Wimbledon singles champion Karen Hantze Susman (and Richey's occasional doubles partner) withdrew from the tournament in a huff. She thought she deserved to be seeded and to receive the $28 per day "expense allowance" paid to seeded players.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:08 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1966 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 54-8 (87.1%) win-loss record, including 19-1 on clay, 28-6 on grass, 1-1 on hard, 0-0 indoors, 6-0 unknown surface. (The USLTA said she had a 55-9 win-loss record and played 14 tournaments.) Joe McCauley of World Tennis magazine and Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph ranked her fifth in the world at year end. The USLTA ranked her second in the U.S. Won 6 of the 14 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 12 of the 14 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 12 of the 14 tournaments she played. Was the runner-up at the Australian Championships, the French International Championships, and the U.S. Championships. Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon. Played six tournaments over 2.5 months in Australia but was burdened for much of that time with a left knee injury that also caused her to miss two months of play in the spring. For the second consecutive year, Richey skipped the grass court tournaments in the eastern United States except for the U.S. Championships. She did not play a singles tournament during the six weeks before the U.S. Championships. Played Wightman Cup but not Federation Cup. Her 1966 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

4-0 Kerry Melville Reid
3-0 Judy Tegart Dalton
3-0 Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera
2-0 Virginia Wade
2-0 Peachy Kellmeyer
2-0 Pat Walkden Pretorius
1-0 Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy
1-0 Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin
1-0 Francoise Durr
1-0 Rita Bentley
1-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
1-0 Helen Gourlay Cawley
1-0 Valerie Ziegenfuss
1-0 Norma Baylon Puiggros
1-0 Betty Stove
1-0 Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie
1-3 Margaret Smith Court
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-1 Maria Bueno
0-1 Patti Hogan Fordyce
0-3 Ann Haydon Jones

Women's doubles: Won three Grand Slam titles, with Carole Caldwell Graebner at the Australian Championships and Maria Bueno at Wimbledon and the USLTA National Doubles Championships. (The switch in partners was necessitated by Caldwell Graebner's pregnancy.) Won two other titles with Caldwell Graebner in Australia. Won in Atlanta with Donna Floyd Fales.

*********

Week of November 1, 1965
Argentine International
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Surface unknown

QF: d. Graciela Moran 6-0, 6-3
SF: d. Francoise Durr 6-3, 6-3
F: d. Norma Baylon Puiggros 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles with Francoise Durr:
?R: d. Lia Koch / Graciela Marini 6-1, 6-3 (this was immediately before the QF)
QF: ????
SF: d. unspecified Argentine team 6-3, 6-4
F: lost to Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy / Norma Baylon Puiggros 6-4, 6-3

Mixed doubles with Tomas Koch:
?R: d. Martin Mulligan / Lindsey Kerr 6-2, 6-5 (score as reported)
F: lost to Cliff Drysdale / Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 6-2, 9-7

Week of November 15, 1965
New South Wales Championships
White City Tennis Club, Sydney, Australia
Grass
Richey was seeded [1 foreign]

?R: d. Sue Alexander 6-3, 10-8
3R: d. Norma Marsh 6-3, 6-0
QF: d. Madonna Schacht 6-3, 6-4
SF: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-4, 6-4
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1 domestic] 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
SF: d. Jan Lehane O'Neill / Madonna Schacht 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-3, 8-6

Week of November 29, 1965
Victorian Championships
Kooyong Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
Grass
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Meryl Jones 6-1, 6-2
2R: d. Patricia Turner 6-1, 6-2
QF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-1, 6-2
SF: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-0, 6-1
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
2R: d. Pat Barnett / Margaret Buck 6-0, 6-1
SF: d. Jan Lehane O'Neill / Madonna Schacht 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
F: d. Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

The mixed doubles event was canceled because of rain.

Margaret Smith Court won the singles title for the fifth consecutive year and took a 4-3 lead in her career matches with Richey.

Week of December 6, 1965
South Australian Championships
Adelaide
Grass

2R: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Monique Salfati di Maso 6-3, 6-4
SF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 7-5, 6-2
F: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 8-6, 6-2

Richey broke Lesley Turner Bowrey's serve at 6-6 in the third set and then hit an ace to win the set. Richey took a 3-1 lead in the second set and coasted to the title.

Week of January 3, 1966
Western Australian Championships
Perth
Grass

2R: advanced by walkover versus S. Riessen
QF: d. Monique Salfati di Maso 6-0, 6-1
SF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 5-7, 8-6
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court 6-3, 6-1

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
F: Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton advanced by walkover

Mixed doubles with Arthur Ashe:
1R: d. R. D'Orsogna / M. L. Griffiths 6-3, 6-3
SF: Tom Okker / Lesley Hunt advanced by walkover

"The Wimbledon champion's strong serves and net rushing superiority, combined with Miss Richey's inability to play up to her form because of a knee injury, made it a mismatch." Richey hurt her knee in the semifinal versus Judy Tegart Dalton and was in more pain after falling while pursuing a wide ball in the final.

Week of January 10, 1966
Tasmanian Championships
Hobart, Australia
Grass
Richey was seeded [1 foreign]

Richey withdrew from the singles competition.

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
SF: advanced by walkover against Helen Gourlay Cawley / Jan Lehane O'Neill
F: d. Monique Salfati di Maso / Judy Tegart Dalton 2-6, 7-5, 6-1

Mixed doubles with Tom Okker:
F: d. Owen Davidson / Monique Salfati di Maso 6-2, 6-1

Week of January 17, 1966
Australian Championships
White City Tennis Club, Sydney
Grass
Richey was seeded [1 foreign]

1R: bye
2R: d. Margaret Dunn 6-3, 6-3
3R: d. Patricia Turner 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Helen Amos 6-2, 6-3
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 8-6
F: Margaret Smith Court won by walkover

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner (seeded [2]):
1R: bye
2R: d. Joan Gibson / Carol Langsford 6-4, 6-3
QF: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera / Carol Sherriff Zeeman 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
SF: d. Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi / Judy Tegart Dalton [3] 8-6, 6-1
F: d. Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey [1] 6-4, 7-5

Richey did not play mixed doubles.

Richey and Carole Caldwell Graebner stunned the Australians in doubles. They hit everything at Lesley Turner Bowrey. "The Texan was particularly effective, hitting many hard forcing volleys for winners." On a doctor's advice, Richey withdrew from the singles rather than risk permanent injury to her left knee. Her father had urged her by phone to default the semifinal to Kerry Melville Reid, but a determined Richey gutted out a win. Richey said, "I am bitterly disappointed but there's no other course. I wanted to play, but I just can't." It is the first (and so far only) women's Grand Slam singles final won by walkover.

Week of April 4, 1966
St. Petersburg Masters International
St. Petersburg Tennis Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Virginia Caceres 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Madonna Schacht 6-1, 6-2
SF: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-2, 6-3
F: d. Betty Stove 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles with Wendy Overton:
QF: d. Bird / Vuile 6-1, 6-2.
SF: d. Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi / Madonna Schacht 6-2, 7-5
F: lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros / Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-4, 6-3

Week of April 25, 1966
Atlanta Invitational
Atlanta, Georgia
Surface unknown

1R/QF: d. Peachy Kellmeyer 7-5, 6-0
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-1, 6-3
F: d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-3, 6-0

Women's doubles with Donna Floyd Fales:
1R/SF: d. Leigh Frohsin / Peachy Kellmeyer 6-1, 9-7
F: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-3, 6-3

Week of May 16, 1966
U.S. Hard Court Championships
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, La Jolla, California
Hard
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Libby Weiss 6-0, 6-1
QF: lost to Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Dorothy Bundy Cheney:
1R: d. Robyn Berry / Paulette Verzin 6-4, 6-1
SF: d. Pat Cody / Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-3, 6-4
F: lost to Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-2, 6-4

Patti Hogan Fordyce spoiled the anticipated Billie Jean Moffitt King - Richey final.

Week of May 23, 1966
French International Championships
Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Maria Teresa Cuadrado 6-1, 6-3
2R: d. Francesca Gordigiani 6-0, 6-1
3R: d. Pat Walkden Pretorius 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
4R: d. Jill Blackman 1-6, 6-3, 6-1
QF: d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy [4] 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
SF: d. Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-1, 6-3
F: lost to Ann Haydon Jones [3] 6-3, 6-1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HfU-BSLPdA

Women's doubles with Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin:
1R: bye
2R: lost to Swan / Pat Walkden Pretorius 5-7, 6-2, 6-1

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey:
1R: E. Molina / Pola Palacios advanced by walkover

Richey struggled early in the event, taking three sets to beat Pat Walkden Pretorius, Jill Blackman, and Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy. The third round match with Walkden Pretorius was tied at 2-2 in the final set when Richey finally broke service on her sixth opportunity. Walkden Pretorius had five break points in the next game but could not convert.

In the semifinals, Richey crushed top seeded Margaret Smith Court in 41 minutes before a silent crowd of only 300. After Smith Court was passed and lobbed repeatedly at the beginning of the first set, the match was fought mainly from the baseline. Smith Court held serve only twice, in the sixth and eighth games of the second set. She won only 12 points in the first set. The New York Times wrote, "Early in the second set, Miss Richey's telepathy was clear. 'I have you beat sister, and I have you beat bad.'"

Ann Haydon Jones simply outlasted the Texan in an 80 minute final. Richey "showed little of her usual precise touch." The first game of the second set broke the American's back, as the game had 12 deuces and took 18 minutes to play. 8,000 were on hand to see Haydon Jones win her first Grand Slam singles title and extend her unbeaten string to three months.

Week of June 6, 1966
Wightman Cup
Court No. 1, All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
United States d. United Kingdom 4-3

lost to Ann Haydon Jones 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
d. Virginia Wade 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Richey / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie d. Rita Bentley / Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-2, 6-1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0btCsWOVNo http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=44207

Ann Haydon Jones won the last three games and beat Richey again. With Richey winning a hitting contest despite wearing a bandage on her left leg, Haydon Jones resorted to drop shots and lobs. When her change of pace presented an opening, Haydon Jones rushed the net to produce slashing volleys. The Associated Press said, "Miss Richey's strength failed her at the end of a long and tiring duel with the British lefthander, who continued a winning run that has now lasted 10 weeks and has brought her the Italian and French titles. It was mainly a baseline battle. At first Miss Richey's powerful flat forehand gave her the edge, and she appeared to be running away with the match. But slowly Mrs. Jones' strength and stamina began to tell. The two girls fought like tigresses in the final game of the second set - a vital turning point of the duel. It went to six deuces, with each player on advantage point three times. Mrs. Jones finally won it with a backhand volley. The first six games of the final set all went against the service."

Richey was only three points from defeat versus Virginia Wade at 4-5 in the third set, a loss that would have given the cup to the United Kingdom.

The clinching match for the United States was the final rubber of the tie, when Richey and Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie won their doubles match. The U.S. was down 3-1 when Richey started her match with Wade. The U.S. pulled to 3-3 when Billie Jean Moffitt King defeated Haydon Jones 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.

Week of June 13, 1966
London Lawn Tennis Tournament
Queen's Club
Grass

Richey did not play singles.

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno:
SF: lost to Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Week of June 20, 1966
Wimbledon
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Faye Toyne 1-6, 6-3, 6-0
2R: d. Pat Walkden Pretorius 7-5, 6-4
3R: d. Rita Bentley 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
4R: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-2, 6-4
QF: lost to Ann Haydon Jones 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno (seeded [2]):
1R: bye
2R: d. Esme Emmanuel Faerber / Laura Rossouw 6-3, 6-3
3R: d. Tory Fretz / Julie Heldman 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Joyce Williams 6-4, 6-2
SF: d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 6-3
F: d. Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton [1] 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey ([unseeded]):
1R: bye
2R: lost to Ken Fletcher / Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-3, 7-5

In the third round, Richey trailed Rita Bentley by a set and 4-0 before turning around the match. For the third time in six weeks, Ann Haydon Jones defeated Richey. Match point featured high drama as Haydon Jones slipped on the turf and twisted her left ankle while chasing an out ball and laid motionless on the grass. Richey rushed across the court to her aid. After a minute, Haydon Jones got up as Centre Court gave both women an ovation.

Week of July 4, 1966
Western Tennis Championships
Woodstock Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Carol Marquardt 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Elena Subirats [3 foreign] 6-0, 6-3
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid [2 foreign] 6-2, 6-0
F: d. Peachy Kellmeyer [2 domestic] 6-0, 6-1

Women's doubles with Elena Subirats (seeded [2]):
QF: d. Mary Ann Hart / Pat Mosley 6-1, 6-1
SF: lost to Esme Emmanuel Faerber / Maryna Godwin [3] 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Richey won the final in 40 minutes. Her brother Cliff Richey won the men's singles title.

Week of July 11, 1966
U.S. Clay Court Championships
Town Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Richey was seeded [1 domestic]

1R: d. Ann Kerwin 6-0, 6-0
2R: d. Patsy Rippy 6-0, 6-2
QF: d. Maryna Godwin 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid [2 foreign] 6-3, 6-4
F: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan [2 domestic] 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles with Stephanie Defina Johnson Hagan (seeded [1]):
1R: d. Liz Blackford / Roberta Zimman 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Davidson / Orthwein 6-2, 6-3
SF: lost to Esme Emmanuel Faerber / Maryna Godwin [2 foreign] 11-9, 6-4

Nancy and Cliff become the first brother-sister duo to take national titles, in front of a sellout crowd of 3,000. Billie Jean Moffitt King skipped the tournament in favor of an exhibition in Louisville.

Week of August 22, 1966
USLTA National Doubles Championship
Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass
Partner: Maria Bueno
They were seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Pixie Lamm / Kristie Pigeon 6-0, 6-2
3R: d. Peaches Bartkowicz / Marilyn Aschner 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan / Tory Fretz [10] 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Virginia Wade [3] 6-3, 6-2
F: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King / Rosemary Casals [2] 6-3, 6-4

"Miss Casals appeared to be the rising star. She stood out even in defeat. Mrs. King didn't appear to have the verve she has displayed in the past."

Week of August 29, 1966
U.S. Championships
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 8-6, 6-2
2R: d. Marilyn Montgonery 6-2, 6-0
3R: d. Esme Emmanuel Faerber 6-2, 8-6
QF: d. Virginia Wade [7] 6-3, 6-1
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-3, 6-2
F: lost to Maria Bueno [2] 6-3, 6-1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p2VLe3-JcU http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=71774

Richey did not play mixed doubles.

Richey grabbed a 3-2 lead in the first set. Maria Bueno, 26 years old, then won 10 of the next 11 games with a "spectacular dispay of attacking tennis" and the title in a 50-minute match. The Associated Press said, "Spotty at times, particularly with her overhead and her backhand volley, Bueno was like a deft fencer flicking buttons off the jacket of an adversary. The 24-year old Richey ... never seemed to get into the fight.... Miss Bueno, poised and cold as steel, raised her game to the emergency every time the Texas girl made a serious gesture. Twice Miss Bueno lost her serve at love - in the first and fifth games of the first set - but each time she broke back immediately. She broke again in the eighth game and then ran through the second set without extending herself. She climaxed the match by breaking Miss Richey without loss of a point in the final game. By this time, Nancy had despaired of her chances and hit four balls listlessly out of court."

Kerry Melville Reid eliminated top-seeded Billie Jean Moffitt King in the second round.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:08 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1967 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 46-6 (88.5%) win-loss record, including 13-0 on clay, 25-5 on grass, 2-0 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 6-1 unknown surface. (The USLTA said she had a 47-5 win-loss record and played 13 tournaments.) Joe McCauley of World Tennis magazine ranked her fifth in the world at year end, although Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph ranked her fourth. The USLTA ranked her second in the U.S. Won 7 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 10 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 8 of the 13 tournaments she played. Plagued with a back injury for much of the year. For the second consecutive year, Richey played several tournaments in Australia, culminating in her first Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Championships. Played only one tournament in the following four months. Skipped the European clay court season, possibly because of her back injury, but won three clay court tournaments in the U.S. By the end of the year, her clay court winning streak had grown to 22 consecutive matches. Lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon. For the third consecutive year, she skipped the grass court tournaments in the eastern United States. Defaulted her first round match at the U.S. Championships because of her back injury. Played Wightman Cup but not Federation Cup. Finished the year on a 12-match winning streak after winning 20 consecutive matches earlier in the year. Her 1967 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

4-1 Kerry Melville Reid
3-1 Lesley Turner Bowrey
2-0 Karen Krantzcke
2-0 Becky Vest
2-1 Judy Tegart Dalton
1-0 Peaches Bartkowicz
1-0 Lesley Hunt
1-0 Carole Caldwell Graebner
1-0 Carol Hanks Aucamp
1-0 Virginia Wade
1-0 Betty Stove
1-0 Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan
1-0 Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy
1-0 Ann Haydon Jones
1-0 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1-0 Helen Gourlay Cawley
1-0 Winnie Shaw Wooldridge
1-0 Rosemary Casals
1-1 Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-1 Francoise Durr
0-1 Norma Baylon Puiggros

Women's doubles: Won five titles, including two with Carole Caldwell Graebner, two with Rosemary Casals, and one with Norma Baylon Puiggros. Was seeded second at the Australian Championships but lost her first match in the second round. Runner-up at Wimbledon. Did not play the USLTA National Doubles Championship after winning the title the two previous years.

*********

Week of October 24, 1966
Argentine International Championships
Buenos Aires
Surface unknown

2R: d. Ana Maria Arias 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Mabel Vrancovich 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Mabel Bove 6-1, 6-2
F: lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros 6-3, 7-9, 6-4

Women's doubles with Norma Baylon Puiggros:
SF: d. Mabel Vrancovich / Gladys DeBarboza 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
F: d. Rosemary Casals / Inge Lofdhal 6-1, 6-4

Mixed doubles with Enrique Morea:
?R: lost to Luis Arillia / Rosemary Casals 1-6, 6-3, 6-1

Week of October 31, 1966
Queensland Championships
Brisbane
Grass

Richey was a no-show.

United Press International reported on October 29 that Richey, Rosemary Casals, and an American male player (Jim McManus) had been entered in the Queensland Championships that started October 28. But none of them showed up because they were still playing in Buenos Aires, "throwing the tournament into chaos." Australian officials were very upset about this because the Lawn Tennis Australia Association had paid the United States Lawn Tennis Association $10,000 for a team of six players to participate in all the Australian tournaments. The male player eventually showed up in Brisbane, three days late and too late for men's singles. Richey eventually said she could not play in Brisbane because of dental surgery. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=z2sRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=q-YDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6274,11018939&dq=nancy+richey+queensland&hl=en

Week of November 14, 1966
New South Wales Championships
White City Tennis Club, Sydney, Australia
Grass

Richey was a no-show.

Concerning why Americans missed the first two Australian state championships, Martin Tressel, president of the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA), said, "There is no dispute between the two national associations." Tressel said that during the previous year's tour of Australia, the USLTA suffered out-of-pocket expenses of $7,880 because the trip cost $22,664 but the Lawn Tennis Australia Association (LTAA) paid only $14,784. He said that on a reciprocal tour of the United States, the LTAA received $27,300 from the USLTA, which more than covered its expenses.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iP4jAAAAIBAJ&sjid=YQUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5115,6575139&dq=new+south+wales+championships&hl=en

Week of November 28, 1966
Victorian Championships
Kooyong Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
Grass

1R: bye
2R: d. Pat Turner 6-2, 6-1
3R: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals (seeded [1]):
2R: d. Pat Barnett / Margaret Buck 6-3, 6-1
QF: d. Elizabeth Fenton / Sandra Walsham 6-4, 6-4
SF: lost to Betty Stove / Lidy Venneboer 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Richey seemed worried by her brother Cliff Richey's hospitalization for German measles and offered only token resistance to Judy Tegart Dalton in the third round.

Week of December 12, 1966
South Australian Championships
Adelaide
Grass

1R: bye
2R: d. Denise Brennan 6-0, 6-3
3R: d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
SF: lost to Kerry Melville Reid 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals:
1R: bye
QF: d. H. McKechnie / Mrs. P. Waerne 6-0, 7-5
SF: d. Francoise Durr / Evelyne Terras 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
F: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton / Lesley Turner Bowrey [1] 7-5, 6-4

Mixed doubles with Arthur Ashe:
SF: lost to Claude Gronkel / Francoise Durr 6-2, 6-4

Evonne Goolagong Cawley was 15 when she played Richey this week.

Week of January 2, 1967
West Australian Championships
Perth
Grass
Richey was seeded [1]

2R: d. Lesley Hunt 6-0, 6-4
?R: d. Sandra Stephen 6-1, 6-1
SF: lost to Francoise Durr 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals:
SF: d. Lesley Hunt / Lancaster 6-3, 6-3
F: d. Francoise Durr / Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Week of January 9, 1967
Tasmanian Championships
Hobart, Australia
Grass

1R: bye
2R: d. Kay Wilkinson 6-2, 6-1
QF: d. Karen Krantzcke 9-7, 6-3
SF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-1, 6-1
F: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals:
QF: d. Sandra Walsham / Margaret Starr 6-3, 6-3
SF: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley / Karen Krantzcke 8-6, 1-6, 11-9
F: d. Judy Tegart Dalton / Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-2, 6-3

Mixed doubles with Arthur Ashe:
SF: d. Jim McManus / Rosemary Casals 6-2, 6-3
F: lost to Tony Roche / Judy Tegart Dalton 7-5, 6-8, 6-1 (or 12-10, 6-1)

Week of January 16, 1967 (played January 16-18)
Australian-American International
White City Tennis Club, Sydney
Grass
Australia d. United States 6-3

d. Karen Krantzcke 6-4, 6-2
lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey (score unknown)

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals:
lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey / Karen Krantzcke 7-5, 5-7, 6-3

Week of January 16, 1967 (began January 20)
Australian Championships
Memorial Drive Courts, Adelaide
Grass
Richey was seeded [1 foreign]

1R: bye
2R: d. K. (Kerry?) Harris 6-0, 6-2
3R: d. Betty Jenkins 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Lorraine Coghlan Robinson [7 domestic] 6-3, 1-0 retired
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid [2 domestic] 6-4, 6-1
F: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey [1 domestic] 6-1, 6-4

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals (seeded [2]):
1R: bye
2R: lost to Elizabeth Fenton / Sandra Walsham 6-3, 6-3

Mixed doubles with Arthur Ashe (seeded [3]):
1R: d. John Cooper / Margaret Dunn 6-3, 6-4
2R: d. Alan Stone / Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-3, 6-4
QF: lost to Ray Ruffels / Jan Lehane O'Neill [6] 6-4, 6-2

Lorraine Coghlan Robinson, Richey's 29 year old quarterfinal opponent who retired from their match with an upset stomach, was the singles runner-up at the 1958 Australian Championships. Richey "used a faultless display of baseline driving" to upset Lesley Turner Bowrey. Richey broke her service three times to win the first set before the Australian took a 3-0, two-break lead in the second set. Richey broke twice to reach 4-4 and then held serve to lead 5-4. In the last game, "Miss Richey slammed a backhand drive down the sideline to break Miss Turner's service for the game, set, and match."

After losing to Richey and Rosemary Casals during the Victorian Championships, the team of Elizabeth Fenton and Sandra Walsham decided to "hit everything they could in the air to Miss Richey. As they anticipated, Richey made numerous overhead mistakes."

Week of March 13, 1967
Thunderbird Invitational
Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona
Surface unverified (probably hard)
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
QF: d. Lynne Abbes 6-4, 6-2
SF: d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie [3] 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
F: d. Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-1, 6-4

Women's doubles with Donna Floyd Fales:
1R: d. Vicki Palmer Heinecke / Patsy Rippy 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
SF: d. Carol Hanks Aucamp / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie [1] 9-7, 6-1 (second set score uncertain)
F: lost to Patti Hogan Fordyce / Peggy Michel 7-5, 6-4

Richey trailed Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 4-2 in the third set of their semifinal before Richey rallied to win. This was Richey's fourth singles title at this event.

Week of May 29, 1967
Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational
Tulsa Tennis Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R/QF: d. Becky Vest 6-2, 7-5
SF: d. Emilie Burrer 6-0, 7-5
F: d. Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
1R: d. Pam Richmond / Andrea Sanders 6-1, 6-1
F: d. Emilie Burrer / Peachy Kellmeyer 6-3, 6-2

Richey was "ragged" in her match against Becky Vest, which was her first competitive match in more than 2.5 months. Richey, however, was "almost perfect" in the final. Richey's father, George, said, "She played pretty well considering she hasn't played in two months. She didn't give away too many points and had just a few draggy moments."

Richey had been top seeded at the Atlanta Invitational held the week of May 1 but withdrew before the draw was made. She also had been scheduled to play the Charlotte Invitational the week of May 8, which was won by Billie Jean Moffitt King.

Week of June 19, 1967
London Grass Court Championships
Queens Club, London
Grass (except the semifinal was played both on grass and indoors on wood)

1R: d. Betty Stove 6-3, 6-2
2R: d. d. Carole Kalogeropoulos 6-0, 6-2
3R: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-4, 6-4
QF: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-3, 6-1
SF: d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 6-4, 7-5
F: d. Kerry Melville Reid 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Richey put on a devastating display in the quarterfinals while defeating Lesley Turner Bowrey in 30 minutes. The final was full of long rallies, with 19 year old Kerry Melville Reid matching Richey for power and cunning during long stretches. Richey, however, had the stamina and retrieving ability to win the final set. Richey broke serve four times in that set only to lose her own serve. Since her back injury, Richey has been poking her serve softly into the court. At 5-4, Richey held serve after a struggle to finish off the match.

Week of June 26, 1967
Wimbledon
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Joyce Williams 6-0, 7-5
3R: d. Anna Dmitrieva 6-4, 6-4
4R: lost to Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 9-7, 3-6, 6-4

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno (seeded [1]):
1R: bye
2R: d. Roberta Beltrame / Francesca Gordigiani 6-1, 6-1
3R: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Joyce Williams 6-1, 6-2
QF: d. Francoise Durr / Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 8-6, 6-0
SF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton / Lesley Turner Bowrey [4] 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
F: lost to Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean Moffitt King [3] 9-11, 6-4, 6-2

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey ([unseeded]):
1R: bye
2R: Graydon Garner / Maryna Godwin advanced by walkover

Richey was tentative "and unsure of herself" versus Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie on court 3. "Her length was poor, and because of her style of play, she had nothing on which to fall back on." Eisel Curtis Beattie beat Richey at her own game - baseline duels. She smiled after the match and said, "Isn't that something? It's the first time I've beaten her." This defeat snapped Richey's 20-match winning streak.

Week of July 12, 1967
Western Tennis Championships
Woodstock Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Clay
Richey was seeded [1 domestic]

1R: d. Diane Matzner 6-1, 6-2
2R: d. Marilyn Aschner 6-4, 7-5
QF: d. Becky Vest 6-0, 6-2
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 7-5, 6-3
F: d. Kerry Melville Reid [1 foreign] 6-4, 6-0

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
1R: d. Green / Sisson 6-2, 6-2
QF: d. Pam Teeguarden / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3, 6-3
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan / Tory Fretz 7-5, 6-4
F: d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid [1] 6-4, 6-1

Week of July 19, 1967
U.S. Clay Court Championships
Town Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Richey was seeded [2 domestic]

1R: bye
2R: d. Tammy O'Shaughnessy 6-1, 6-1
3R: d. Diane Matzner 6-1, 6-3
QF: d. Peaches Bartkowicz [5 domestic] 6-0, 6-1
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid [1 foreign] 6-1, 7-5
F: d. Rosemary Casals [3 domestic] 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner (seeded [3]):
QF: lost to Peaches Bartkowicz / Peachy Kellmeyer 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Richey won this title for the fifth consecutive year and extended her winning streak at this event to 25 consecutive singles matches.

Week of August 7, 1967
Wightman Cup
Harold T. Clark Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Hard
United States d. United Kingdom 6-1
Richey played #2 for the U.S.

d. Ann Haydon Jones (#1 for the UK) 6-2, 6-2
d. Virginia Wade (#2 for the UK) 3-6, 8-6, 6-2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfD7Wiiab3k

In her first match, which took 55 minutes, "Miss Richey won applause from the crowd of 5,285 as she demolished the 28-year old British star with a service that took three games at love and a hard-hitting ground game that kept Mrs. Jones from doing anything at the net. Miss Richey, 24, broke the British veteran's service in the first game of the first set and again in the seventh game. Mrs. Jones saved her service in a 24-point struggle in the fifth game, but then lost seven straight games. Miss Richey lost her own service only once, in the sixth game of the second set when she double faulted twice...." In the first match of the last day of the competition, Richey clinched the cup in a nail-biter. She was "completely overpowered by Miss Wade's service in the first set," with Wade hitting five aces. Richey twisted her back while leading 2-1 in the second set. Virginia Wade broke Richey's serve to lead 5-4 in the second set but lost her touch while serving for the match in the next game. Richey won the set on her fourth set point and took the third set in just 22 minutes as Wade held service only once.

Week of August 28, 1967
U.S. Championships
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: bye
2R: Chris Beck advanced by walkover versus Richey

Richey withdrew because of her bad back. She also did not play the USLTA National Doubles Championship.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:08 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1968 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 55-3 (94.8%) win-loss record, including 27-0 on clay, 10-2 on grass, 5-0 hard, 4-0 indoors, and 9-1 unknown surface. Bud Collins, Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph, and Rino Tommassi ranked her third in the world at year end. A poll of 15 international tennis correspondents sponsored by World Tennis magazine ranked her second. The USLTA ranked her first in the U.S. (Billie Jean Moffitt King was ineligible for a USLTA ranking.) Won 11 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 12 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 11 of the 13 tournaments she played. Did not tour Australia. At the French Open, she won her second Grand Slam singles title. Otherwise, she skipped the European clay court season but won four clay court tournaments in the U.S. Semifinalist at Wimbledon. For the fourth consecutive year, she skipped the grass court tournaments in the eastern United States. Also skipped the US Open because of a financial disagreement with tournament organizers. By the end of the year, her clay court winning streak had grown to 49 consecutive matches. Played both Wightman Cup and Federation Cup. Finished the year on a 10-match winning streak after winning 30 consecutive matches earlier in the year and having a 16-match winning streak that started in the 1967 ranking year. Her 1968 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

4-2 Judy Tegart Dalton
3-0 Winnie Shaw Wooldridge
2-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
2-0 Christina Sandberg
2-0 Becky Vest
2-0 Ann Haydon Jones
2-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
2-0 Linda Tuero
2-0 Laura Rossouw
2-0 Valerie Ziegenfuss
2-0 Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan
2-0 Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin
1-0 Julie Heldman
1-0 Christine Truman Janes
1-0 Karen Krantzcke
1-0 Kristie Pigeon
1-0 Tory Fretz
1-0 Peaches Bartkowicz
1-0 Maria Bueno
1-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-1 Virginia Wade

Women's doubles: Won three titles with Valerie Ziegenfuss, one of which was at the U.S. Clay Court Championships. Won one title with Lesley Turner Bowrey. Semifinalist at the French Open and lost in the third round at Wimbledon, both with Maria Bueno.

Mixed doubles: Quarterfinalist at the French Open with brother Cliff Richey.

*********

Week of September 25, 1967
Midland Invitational
Midland, Texas
Surface unverified (probably hard)

F: d. Patsy Rippy 8-6, 6-3

Week of March 4, 1968
Barranquilla International Tennis Championships
Ciudad de Barranquilla, Columbia
Surface unverified (probably clay)

1R: bye
2R: d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
SF: d. Ann Haydon Jones 7-5, 6-1
F: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-2, 6-0

Women's doubles with Julie Heldman:
QF: d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer / Christina Sandberg 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
SF: lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-0, 6-4

Richey upset the defending champion, Ann Haydon Jones, in the semifinals.

Week of March 11, 1968
Altamira International Tennis Tournament
Caracas, Venezuela
Suface unverified (probably hard)
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: bye
2R: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 8-6, 6-4
QF: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Judy Tegart Dalton ended Richey's 16-match winning streak.

Women's doubles with Valerie Ziegenfuss:
QF: d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer / Christina Sandberg 7-5, 6-1
SF: lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey / Judy Tegart Dalton 8-6, 7-5

Week of March 18, 1968
Curacao International Tennis Championships
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Surface unknown

1R: bye
QF: d. Faye Urban 6-1, 7-5
SF: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 8-6, 6-3
F: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

Women's doubles with Valerie Ziegenfuss:
1R: bye
SF: d. Truman / Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-2, 6-3
F: d. Helga Neissen Masthoff / Faye Urban 6-2, 7-9, 6-3

Week of March 25, 1968
Madison Square Garden Challenge Trophy
New York City
Indoors
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 6-1, 6-3
QF: d. Julie Heldman 7-5, 6-0
SF: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 4-6, 7-5, 6-0
F: d. Judy Tegart Dalton [4] 7-5, 7-5

10,221 watched Richey play Billie Jean Moffitt King in the semifinals. Moffitt King dominated the match until she was up 6-4, 5-1. While down match point at 5-3, Richey "lunged desparately to balloon back a return. It was a standard overhead and Billie Jean knocked it a yard out. Suddenly it was all gone - all the drive, all the determination, all the confidence." Richey won the last 12 games. Richard Evans said the match "will go down as one of the most memorable and significant in tennis history." Immediately after the match, Moffitt King said, "I've never blown one like that before - I just ran out of gas." Moffitt King said later in 1968 when the National Tennis League came to Madison Square Garden, "I still wake up from nightmares thinking about that match. It was my all time worst match." This was the first time Richey and Moffitt King had played each other in singles since the 1964 U.S. Championships. Richey increased her head-to-head advantage to 5-1.

This was the first tennis event ever held in the new Madison Square Garden.

Week of April 1, 1968
Caribe Hilton International Tennis Tournament
Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Nell Truman 6-1, 6-4
2R: d. Christina Sandberg 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Helga Niessen Masthoff 6-2, 7-5
SF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-1, 6-1
F: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Valerie Ziegenfuss:
1R: d. Green / Reese 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Helga Niessen Masthoff / Faye Urban 3-6, 8-6, 6-0
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan / Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-2, 6-3
F: d. Peaches Bartkowicz / Linda Tuero 6-4, 6-4

Richey retired the bowl.

Week of April 8, 1968
St. Petersburg Masters Invitational
St. Petersburg Tennis Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Clay

1R: bye
2R: d. Beth Bird 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 6-1, 6-2
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
F: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 7-5, 6-0

Women's doubles with Lesley Turner Bowrey:
SF: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Truman 7-5, 6-1
F: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan / Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 7-5, 7-5

Week of April 15, 1968
River Oaks Invitational
River Oaks Country Club, Houston, Texas
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

QF: d. Becky Vest 6-2, 6-1
SF: d. Linda Tuero [4] 6-3, 6-4
F: d. Peaches Bartkowicz [2] 6-1, 6-1

Women's doubles with Patty (?) Lowden:
SF: lost to Peaches Bartkowicz / Linda Tuero 6-2, 9-7

Richey needed only 35 minutes to win the final. This was her seventh consecutive week of tournament play, winning 6 of 7 tournaments. Women were included in this tournament for the first time in 10 years.

Week of May 20, 1968
Federation Cup
Roland Garros, Paris
Clay

1R: bye
2R: d. Anne-Marie Studer, Switzerland 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Monique Salfati, France 6-1, 6-4
SF: d. Lidy Venneboer, Netherlands 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles:
QF: Richey / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie d. Rosa Maria Reyes Darmon / Janine Lieffrig 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
SF: Astrid Suurbeck / Lidy Venneboer d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin / Richey 3-6, 8-6, 6-0

The U.S. did not have a strong singles player to back up Richey. In the semifinals, the Dutch won the deciding doubles match.

Week of May 27, 1968
French Open
Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Maria-Christina Borba-Dias 6-0, 6-2
2R: d. Christina Sandberg 6-2, 6-1
3R: d. Karen Krantzcke 6-2, 5-7, 8-6
4R: d. Galina Baksheeva [12] 10-8, 4-6, 6-1
QF: d. Elena Subirats [13] 6-1, 6-0
SF: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
F: d. Ann Haydon Jones [2] 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno (seeded [3]):
1R: d. Marion (?) Christiani / Anne-Marie Rouchon 6-4, 6-2
2R: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley / Laura Rossouw 7-5, 6-1
QF: d. Galina Baksheeva / Anna Dmitrieva [6] 6-2, 10-12, 6-3
SF: lost to Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones [2] 6-2, 7-5

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey (seeded [5]):
1R: advanced by walkover versus Bob Carmichael / Lena (?) Sandulf
2R: d. Haillet / Josette Billaz 6-2, 6-3
3R: d. Phil Dent / Kerry Harris 6-2, 7-5
QF: lost to Bob Hewitt / Rosemary Casals [4] 6-4, 4-1 retired

Richey became the first winner of a women's open event where professionals participated. Although Richey refused prize money because of her amateur status, she did accept a voucher worth 200 pounds.

Billie Jean Moffitt King abandoned her normal style of net rushing in the semifinals and tried to drop shot and lob Richey. "Mrs. King played brilliant tennis in the first set and threatened to flatten Miss Richey with top spin and finely judged drops. Richey ... kept plugging away and made fewer and fewer errors as the match unfolded. In the second set, Mrs. King's drops ... began to fail. Nancy's forehand pinned her rival to the baseline, and Billie Jean looked tired in the final set. Two tremendous forehands from Nancy gave her a service break for a 4-3 lead - and that virtually ended it." The match was played on a side court before 400 spectators. Richey increased her head-to-head advantage to 6-1.

"Watched by a crowd of 6,000, Mrs. Jones started in determined mood. She looked a good bet to win the title for the third time in eight years. Nancy made too many backhand errors in the first set - 17 compared with Mrs. Jones' eight." Haydon Jones led 5-1 before Richey won 11 of 13 points to tie at 5-5. Although Haydon Jones won the set and built a 4-2 lead in the second set, Richey won 16 of the next 17 points to win the set 6-4. Richey "kept pounding as inexorably as ever. Ann just dies away and when match point down double faulted with an air of complete exhaustion."

Week of June 10, 1968
Wightman Cup
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
United Kingdom d. United States 4-3
Richey played #1 for the U.S.

d. Christine Truman Janes (#2 for the U.K.) 6-1, 8-6
lost to Virginia Wade (#1 for the U.K.) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Virginia Wade d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Richey 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Richey won the first set against Christine Truman Janes in only 15 minutes, and in one stretch of that set, won 15 consecutive points. But Truman Janes took a 4-2 lead in the second set before Richey tied her at 4-4. Truman Janes broke serve twice the remainder of the set, but Richey broke three times, which was enough to take the match.

Richey's doubles defeat enabled the U.K. to take a 2-1 lead after the first day's play.

Virginia Wade defeated Richey for the first time in four career matches. Richey broke serve in the opening game of the third set, but Wade broke back immediately. Wade then broke serve in the eighth game to lead 5-3 and held to win the match. Wade said afterwords, "Twice before I have served for the match against Nancy and each time she has beaten me. This time I grit my teeth and told myself I was not going to let her do it again." Wade's win tied the competition at 3-3 and snapped Richey's 30-match winning streak.

Week of June 17, 1968
London Grass Courts Championships
Queen's Club, London
Grass

1R: bye
2R: d. Laura Rossouw 6-0, 6-2
3R: d. Galina Baksheeva 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
QF: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-4, 6-1
SF: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-4, 6-4
F: canceled due to rain. Named co-champion with Ann Haydon Jones.

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno:
1R: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley / Laura Rossouw 6-3, 6-4
2R: d. Doris Hart / Betty Rosenquest Pratt 6-2, 8-6
QF: lost to Peaches Bartkowicz / Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Week of June 24, 1968
Wimbledon
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Maryna Proctor 6-1, 6-3
2R: d. Helen Amos 6-1, 6-3
3R: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-1, 6-2
4R: d. Kristie Pigeon 7-5, 7-5
QF: d. Maria Bueno [6] 6-4, 6-2
SF: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton [7] 6-3, 6-1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FBX4PJKuog

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno (seeded [2]):
1R: bye
2R: d. Olga Morozova / Galina Baksheeva 6-4, 6-2
3R: Helga Niessen Masthoff / Heide Schildknecht Orth advanced by walkover

Mixed doubles with Tom Okker:
1R: bye
2R: d. Ismael El Shafei / Eva Lundqvist 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
3R: d. R. Carmichael / Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-3
4R: lost to Alex Metreveli / Olga Morozova 3-6, 6-3, 8-6

In the quarterfinals against three-time singles champion Maria Bueno, Richey won the last six games of the match. Judy Tegart Dalton, "playing the best tennis of her career, served fast and deep and volleyed precisely to the corners in gaining an unexpectedly easy win over Miss Richey" on July 4. Tegart Dalton said afterwords, "I thought I had a chance against Nancy so I went out and had a go."

Week of July 8, 1968
Western Championships
Woodstock Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Andrea Sanders 6-0, 6-0
2R: d. Tammy O'Shaughnessy 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Becky Vest 6-0, 6-2
SF: d. Peggy Michel 6-1, 6-0
F: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-3, 6-2

Richey won the first four games and the last six games of the final. She dropped a mere 9 games in 10 sets to win her fourth consecutive singles title at this event and fifth overall. She has never lost a set at this event in 24 matches (48 sets).

Week of July 15, 1968
U.S. Clay Court Championships
Town Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Laura Rossouw 6-0, 6-2
3R: d. Tammy O'Shaughnessy 6-4, 6-2
QF: d. Tory Fretz [7] 6-2, 6-1
SF: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin [4] 7-5, 6-2
F: d. Linda Tuero [8] 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles with Valerie Ziegenfuss (seeded [3]):
?R: d. Marty McLean / Lulu Gongora 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Maryna Godwin / Laura Rossouw [1] 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
F: d. Peaches Bartkowicz / Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan [2] 6-0, 6-2

Richey won her record-setting sixth straight singles title and her 30th consecutive match at this event. She is 60-1 in sets during this period. There were 11 service breaks in the final, but 7 of them were by Richey. Linda Tuero, 17 years old, had won the national clay court junior title the previous week in Louisville. She said, "You've got to face up to the fact that she (Richey) is going to run you. She's without a doubt one of the best in the world."

Week of August 12, 1968
U.S. Amateur Championships
Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass

Richey skipped this event in both singles and doubles. She rejected the USLTA's offer of $600 in appearance money. She wanted $1,200.

Week of August 26, 1968
US Open
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass

Richey did not enter. She said on August 21 that she "just couldn't come to a financial agreement with the promoters" of the tournament.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

Singles: 44-9 (83.0%) win-loss record, including 12-3 on clay, 9-2 on grass, 14-3 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 9-1 unknown surface. Bud Collins, Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph, Joseph McCauley of World Tennis magazine, and Rino Tommassi ranked her fourth in the world at year end. The United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) ranked her first in the U.S. (Billie Jean Moffitt King was ineligible for a USLTA ranking.) Won 4 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 12 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 7 of the 13 tournaments she played. Did not tour Australia. Runner-up at the US Open, semifinalist at the French Open, quarterfinalist at Wimbledon. Otherwise, she skipped the European clay court season. Did not win a clay court tournament. For the fifth consecutive year, she skipped the grass court tournaments in the eastern United States except for the US Open. Margaret Smith Court won three of the year's Grand Slam tournaments, defeating Richey in the semifinals of the French International Championships and the final of the US Open. Played both Federation Cup and Wightman Cup. Her 50-match clay court winning streak ended in October 1968. Had a 13-match winning streak that began at the end of the 1968 ranking year. Her 1969 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

3-0 Winnie Shaw Wooldridge
2-0 Rosemary Casals
2-0 Francoise Durr
2-0 Kerry Harris
2-0 Karen Krantzcke
2-2 Billie Jean Moffitt King
1-0 Carol Hanks Aucamp
1-0 Linda Tuero
1-0 Peaches Bartkowicz
1-0 Julie Heldman
1-0 Patti Hogan Fordyce
1-0 Betty Stove
1-0 Kerry Melville Reid
1-1 Ann Haydon Jones
1-1 Virginia Wade
1-1 Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera
0-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
0-1 Judy Tegart Dalton
0-1 Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan
0-2 Margaret Smith Court

Women's doubles: Runner-up at the French Open with Margaret Smith Court. Lost in the second round at Wimbledon with Winnie Shaw Wooldridge. Did not play the US Open. Won one tournament with Maria Bueno and one with Julie Heldman. Was undefeated in four Federation Cup matches with Peaches Bartkowicz, including a final round win over Smith Court and Judy Tegart Dalton.

Mixed doubles: Quarterfinalist at the French Open with brother Cliff Richey.

*********

Week of October 7, 1968
Midland Invitational
Permian Basin Racquet Club, Midland, Texas

1R: d. Nancy Gelner 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Virginia Brown 6-1, 6-0
F: d. Diane Matzner 6-0, 6-1

Week of October 28, 1968
Westwood Ladies Invitational
The Westwood Racquet Club, Richmond, Virginia
Indoor clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R/QF: d. Nancy Reed 6-1, 6-1
SF: lost to Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan [4] 6-3, 9-7

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno (seeded [1]):
1R: bye
SF: d. Joyce Davenport / Nancy Reed 6-0, 6-1
F: d. Marilyn Aschner / Peaches Bartkowitz 6-1, 6-2

Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan ended Richey's 50-match clay court winning streak and 13-match all-surface winning streak. Though Richey and Maria Bueno were beaten in the semifinals, they agreed to play an exhibition, as some spectators had driven more than 300 miles just to see them.

Week of November 4, 1968
South American Open
Buenos Aires, Argentina

1R: bye
2R: d. Ana Mareia Cavadini 6-3, 8-6
QF: d. Beatriz Araujo 6-2, 6-1
SF: d. Rosemary Casals [2] 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
F: Ann Haydon Jones [1] advanced by walkover

Women's doubles with Norma Baylon Puiggros:
SF: lost to Julie Heldman / Mabel Vrancovich 6-0, 3-6, 6-2

Richey defaulted the final because of a back injury. Beatriz Araujo was just 13 years old.

Week of February 24, 1969
Curacao International
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

1R: bye
QF: d. Astrid Suurbeck 6-2, 6-3
SF: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles with Julie Heldman:
F: d. Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-4, 6-2

Week of March 17, 1969
Thunderbird Invitational
Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
QF: d. Denise Carter 6-4, 6-3
SF: d. Cecilia Martinez [4] 6-3, 6-3
F: d. Patti Hogan Fordyce [3] 6-2, 6-0

Women's doubles with Emilie Burrer (lost at some point before the final):
?R: d. Marjorie Gengler / Patricia Cody 6-2, 6-1

"Despite some good volleying at times, Patti couldn't hold early leads and missed too many shots. In the second set Miss Richey placed her shots with remarkable accuracy. Nineteen-year-old Patti simply let her temper get the best of her at times.... Nancy, who hasn't competed in several months, said she is able to stay sharp by practicing at home...."

Week of April 7, 1969
South African Open
Johannesburg
Hard
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: bye
2R: d. E. Dry 6-1, 6-0
3R: d. Francoise Durr 7-5, 8-6
QF: d. Kerry Harris 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Virginia Wade 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Virginia Wade (seeded [2]):
F: lost to Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

In the semifinals, there were "temperment displays by both players, with the American taking advantage of Miss Wade's anger. Both were upset at some of the line calls and at the fact that a linesman was missing in the second set." At 3-3, Richey refused to continue until he took up his position. "Two points later, Miss Wade missed a volley and hurled her racquet into the net." After losing the seventh game, "her game fell to pieces as Miss Richey aimed for the lines."

The final was a "match of absorbing styles." Sixteen of the nineteen games went to deuce. Billie Jean Moffitt King started the match by playing a strong net game. But after some brilliant passing shots, Richey broke service to lead 3-2. King then moved back to the baseline for two games to take a 4-3 lead. She won the last two games of the first set by attacking the net. King sought the net more in the second set, finally getting the vital break with angled overheads. She hit a smash again on match point. This match brought their career head-to-head record to 6-2 in favor of Richey. The New York Times said Richey was recovering from influenza.

Week of April 28, 1969
Atlanta Invitational
Atlanta, Georgia

SF: d. Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-4, 6-3
F: d. Linda Tuero 7-5, 6-2

Week of May 19, 1969
Federation Cup
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
Clay
Played #2 for the United States
United States d. Australia in final 2-1

1R: bye
2R: d. Biljana Kostic, Yugoslavia 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Maria-Teresa Riedl, Italy 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Betty Stove, Netherlands 7-5, 6-2
F: d. Kerry Melville Reid, Australia 6-4, 6-3

Women's doubles with Peaches Bartkowicz:
1R: bye
2R: d. Lena Dvornic / Irena Skulj, Yugoslavia 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Lucia Bassi / Lea Pericoli, Italy 4-6, 8-6, 6-0
SF: d. Ada Bakker / Betty Stove, Netherlands 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
F: d. Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton, Australia 6-4, 6-4

Richey's first singles match lasted only 20 minutes.

Julie Heldman played #1 for the United States. In the final tie, Richey used her "powerful and decisive forehand" to defeat Kerry Melville Reid. Heldman, while losing 6-1, 8-6, ran Margaret Smith Court to the point where the Aussie was cramping. In the deciding doubles rubber, "Peaches and Nancy, to the great surprise of themselves, their captain, and the spectators, defeated Mrs. Court and Judy Tegart ... to win the Cup." A tired Smith Court missed repeatedly on overheads and volleys.

Week of May 26, 1969
French Open
Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Karen Krantzcke 11-9, 6-0
2R: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-4, 6-4
3R: d. Eva Lundqvist 6-3, 6-0
QF: d. Julie Heldman [5] 6-3, 9-7
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Women's doubles with Margaret Smith Court (seeded [1]):
1R: bye
2R: d. Maylis Burel / Claudine Rouire 6-0, 6-0
3R: d. Graciela Moran / Starr 6-2, 6-0
QF: d. Laura Rossouw / Pat Walkden Pretorius [8] 6-3, 6-0
SF: d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid [4] 14-12, 6-3
F: lost to Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones [3] 6-0, 4-6, 7-5

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey (seeded [8]):
1R: d. Philippe Fremiot / Cazaus 6-2, 6-3
2R: d. Pierre Darmon / Rosa Maria Reyes Darmon 7-5, 6-3
3R: d. Alex Olmedo / Julie Heldman 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
QF: lost to John Newcombe / Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

World Tennis: Richey "refused to be outgunned by Julie Heldman's slow, quick, slow, quick tactics" in the quarterfinals. Heldman went out the night before her match with Richey, not returning to her hotel until 3 or 4 am. She said "her man" Larry always came first.

Richey gave Margaret Smith Court a real scare in the semifinals, "feasting" on the Australian's forehand errors to level the match at a set apiece. "The Australian seemed to have relinquished all hope of victory when she trailed 2-5 (in the third set). But strangely, it was Nancy who cracked. She doubled faulted to lose service for 4-5 and dropped serve again as Margaret pressured her with blazing volleys."

Tupper at the New York Times: Richey, wearing her familiar floppy hat and white shorts, "succumbed [in the semifinals] to such a run of superb shotmaking that it defied the possible." Smith Court won "this entrancing match" on a backhand stop volley that just went over. Behind 2-5 in the third set, she stormed the net as Richey "found balls whizzing by her." A double fault and fall that shook her found Richey at 5-5. At match point, in a last gasp, "Miss Richey slugged the ball down the line as Mrs. Court roared out of nowhere to reach it as the cheers tumbled down."

Week of June 23, 1969
Wimbledon
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Birgitta Lindstrom 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Wendy Tomlinson 6-3, 6-4
3R: d. Peaches Bartkowicz 6-4, 8-6
4R: d. Karen Krantzcke 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
QF: lost to Ann Haydon Jones [4] 6-2, 7-5

Women's doubles with Winnie Shaw Wooldridge (unseeded):
1R: d. Christina Sandberg / M. Strandberg 6-2, 6-0
2R: Rosa Maria Reyes Darmon / Lea Pericoli advanced by walkover

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey (unseeded):
1R: Gerald Battrick / Winnie Shaw Wooldridge advanced by walkover

World Tennis: "When the umpire called game, set, and match to Miss Richey, only a handful of the 1,500 specatators applauded" after the conclusion of her fourth round match on Court 8. "At 5-all in the third set, Nancy served a double-fault, but she thought otherwise and questioned the decision for many moments. Karen [Krantzcke] remarked, 'Let's continue.' A tense Nancy retorted, 'Shut up.' This was so out of character for the little Texan, who has always maintained perfect poise and equally perfect manners on the court...." In the quarterfinals, Ann Haydon Jones was on from the first game, "whereas Nancy was apprehensive and her accuracy and length of drive seemed to have deserted her." At 5-1, Richey saved 2 matches, one with "an audacious volley." She pulled up to 5-5 before Haydon Jones held on to win.

Another published report about the Richey - Krantzcke match put the dialogue as follows:
Krantzcke: "Aren't you going to continue?"
Richey: "Shut up. You can take as long as you like over service."
Krantzcke (after waiting a while longer): "How long are you allowed to wait?"
Richey: "Shut up. Big as you are, shut up." (Krantzcke was 8 inches taller than Richey.)

The tournament referee investigated the incident. Richey then scratched from the women's doubles, citing a lingering leg injury.

Week of July 21, 1969
U.S. Clay Court Championships
Woodstock Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Richey was seeded [1 domestic]

1R: d. Marie Cardenas 6-0, 6-1
2R: d. Marie Ayala 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Kerry Harris 2-6, 6-0, 6-2
SF: lost to Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera [2 foreign] 6-3, 6-4

Richey lost for the first time at this event since 1962 after winning 33 consecutive matches and 66 of 68 sets. She had been trying to win her seventh consecutive singles title here.

Week of August 4, 1969
Wightman Cup
Harold T. Clark Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Hard ("asphalt composition")
United States d. United Kingdom 5-2
Richey played #1 for the U.S.

d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge (played #2 for the U.K.) 8-6, 6-2
lost to Virginia Wade (played #1 for the U.K.) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

Richey saved 7 set points in the opening set versus Winnie Shaw Wooldridge. "Miss Wade, in the first and third sets, was at the top of her big game, smashing ace serves and forcing Miss Richey into errors with hard volleys...." Richey had right arm trouble during the match with Virginia Wade and opted out of the doubles at the last minute.

Week of August 25, 1969
US Open
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [6]

1R: d. Patty Ann Reese 6-2, 6-1
2R: d. Joyce Williams 6-3, 6-1
3R: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
QF: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [3] 6-4, 8-6
SF: d. Rosemary Casals [7] 7-5, 6-3
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court [2] 6-2, 6-2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqGg_5mYP6c

Richey did not play women's doubles or mixed doubles.

The quarterfinal between Billie Jean Moffitt King and Richey was played on the grandstand court. "Nancy started magnificently, hitting crisp drives to the corner. The length on her service had the former champion groping and scrambling from the first point." After winning the first set, Richey went to the net more often to erase a 2-5 deficit. King failed to convert on a set point. Moffitt King was "obviously below form and lacking in confidence." The New York Times reporter wrote that "neither girl cracked a smile the entire match." The win extended Richey's head-to-head lead over Moffitt King to 7-2.

Richey's semifinal match also was played on the grandstand court after a two-day delay because of rain. "The poker-faced Texan, whose concentration is phenomenal, forged ahead with firm, deep drives."

In the final, Richey's tactic was to "take the net at the first opportunity." But Margaret Smith Court's power "forced the little Texan into volleying errors." In the second set, Richey at 1-3 made "a magnificent last stand. She pinned her opponent to the baseline and grunted louder and louder as she punched the ball deep into the corners." In the end, though, it was Smith Court's day.

Week of September 22, 1969
Pacific Southwest Open
Los Angeles, California
Hard
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Sharon Walsh Pete 6-4, 6-3
2R: d. Barbara Weingandt 6-2, 6-4
QF: d. Francoise Durr 6-2, 6-4
SF: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [3] 6-3, 6-3

This was the first time Richey had played this event. The loss narrowed Richey's head-to-head lead over Billie Jean Moffitt King to 7-3.

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

1R/QF: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-1, 6-3
SF: d. Ann Haydon Jones [2] 2-6, 7-5, 6-0
F: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Richey's win was worth $3,000, compared to the $12,500 that was paid to the men's singles champion. The win widened Richey's head-to-head lead over Billie Jean Moffitt King to 8-3.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

Singles: 43-9 (82.7%) win-loss record, including 26-3 on clay, 5-3 on grass, 8-0 hard, 3-2 indoors, and 1-1 unknown surface. Bud Collins ranked her fourth in the world at year end. Joseph McCauley of World Tennis ranked her tenth. Neither Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph nor Rino Tommassi included her in his top ten. The United States Lawn Tennis Association ranked her third in the U.S. Won 7 of the 14 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in all 14 tournaments. Reached the final in 9 of those 14 tournaments. Did not tour Australia and did not play the French Open or Wimbledon. Semifinalist at the US Open. Skipped the European clay court season. Won 5 clay court tournaments in the U.S. For the sixth consecutive year, she skipped the grass court tournaments in the eastern United States. Margaret Smith Court won the Grand Slam, defeating Richey in the semifinals of the US Open. Played Wightman Cup but not Federation Cup. Had an 18-match winning streak that was broken at Wightman Cup. Her 1970 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

4-0 Valerie Ziegenfuss
3-0 Helen Gourlay Cawley
2-0 Chris Evert
2-0 Peaches Bartkowicz
2-0 Laura DuPont
2-0 Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan
2-1 Rosemary Casals
2-1 Virginia Wade
1-0 Darlene Hard
1-0 Lesley Hunt
1-0 Kerry Harris
1-0 Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera
1-0 Judy Alvarez
1-0 Olga Morozova
1-0 Donna Floyd Fales
1-1 Linda Tuero
1-2 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-0 Francoise Durr
0-0 Kerry Melville Reid
0-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
0-1 Ann Haydon Jones
0-1 Patti Hogan Fordyce
0-1 Judy Tegart Dalton
0-1 Margaret Smith Court

Women's doubles: Won 4 titles, 2 with Peaches Bartkowicz, 1 with Valerie Ziegenfuss, and 1 with Ada Bakker. Did not play women's doubles at a Grand Slam tournament.

Mixed doubles: Quarterfinalist at the US Open with Cliff Richey.

*********

Week of February 2, 1970
International Tennis Players Association Open
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indoors
Richey was seeded [3]

1R/QF: d. Virginia Wade 6-3, 6-2
SF: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [2] 6-4, 7-5

Billie Jean Moffitt King used a looped forehand and sliced backhand in contrast to Richey's flat drives. Richey lead 5-2 in the second set, but the wind went out of her sails after a controversial point. According to the New York Times: "Behind 4-5 in the second set, Mrs. King served what was called a fault, but the umpire did not hear the call and the point was played out, with Miss Richey winning it. An argument ensued and Mrs. King was awarded two serves on the replay. Mrs. King won that game and the next two for the match, and Nancy fumed in the dressing room." The loss narrowed Richey's head-to-head lead over Moffitt King to 8-4.

Week of February 23, 1970
U.S. Indoor Championships
Winchester Indoor Lawn Tennis Center, Winchester, Massachusetts
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Carol Gordon 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-4, 6-1
SF: lost to Patti Hogan Fordyce [4] 0-6, 6-4, 6-1
3rd place play-off: prevailed over Peaches Bartkowicz [3] 7-5, 6-2

Women's doubles with Peaches Bartkowicz:
1R: d. Carol Gordon / Keller 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout / Pam Teeguarden 6-3, 6-3
SF: d. Patti Hogan Fordyce / Peggy Michel 6-4, 6-3
F: d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Valerie Ziegenfuss 8-6, 6-4

Patti Hogan Fordyce was down 6-0, 4-2 before coming back to defeat Richey in the semifinals. Hogan Fordyce said, "I'm in shock. I don't think I'll come down for a week." Richey won the first seven games of the match. This was only the second time that Richey had played the U.S. Indoor Championships, the first coming in 1965.

Week of March ?, 1970
WLOD Invitational
Lighthouse Point, Florida
Clay

1R: bye
2R: d. Laurie Fleming 6-1, 6-2
QF: d. Nell Truman 6-1, 6-2
SF: d. Chris Evert 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
F: d. Peaches Bartkowicz 6-3, 6-0

Women's doubles with Peaches Bartkowicz:
1R: bye
QF: d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout / Pam Teeguarden (score unknown)
SF: d. Kerry Harris / Nell Truman 6-2, 6-2
F: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin / Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-2, 6-1

No information about this tournament was found in online newspaper archives.

Week of March 23, 1970
Greater Jacksonville Open
Jacksonville, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: advanced by walkover versus Marilyn Aschner
QF: d. Vlaste Vorickova 6-0, 6-1
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-3, 7-9, 6-4
F: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-1, 6-3

Week of April 6, 1970
St. Petersburg Masters Invitational
St. Petersburg Tennis Club, St. Petersburg, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Toni Kramer 6-2, 6-0
QF: d. Kerry Harris [6] 6-1, 6-0
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan [4] 6-2, 6-2
F: d. Judy Alvarez 6-0, 6-2

Week of April 13, 1970
Carolinas International Tennis Tournament
Julian J. Clark Stadium, Olde Providence Racquet & Swim Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Isle Buding 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Donna Floyd Fales 6-2, 6-2
SF: d. Laura DuPont 6-1, 6-0
F: d. Alena Palmeova 6-0, 6-0

Women's doubles with Ada Bakker:
F: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin / Eva Lundqvist 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Week of May 4, 1970
Central California Championships
Sacramento
Hard
Richey was seeded [1]

QF: d. Esme Emanuel Faerber 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss (score unknown)
F: d. Denise Carter 10-8, 2-6, 6-3

Women's doubles with Valerie Ziegenfuss:
F: d. Kristie Pigeon / Denise Carter 6-1, 6-2

May 16, 1970
Winner-Take-All Challenge Match
Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

A $3,000, winner-take-all match between Richey and Billie Jean Moffitt King was canceled the week before it was scheduled to occur. Various reasons were given, including Moffitt King's inability to make airline connections from West Berlin to Las Vegas and Moffitt King never completely agreeing to the match in the first place.

Week of June 8, 1970
Wightman Cup
Court No. 1, All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
United States d. United Kingdom 4-3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkys9pPLQgw&NR=1

lost to Ann Haydon Jones 6-2, 6-3 (second match on the first day)
lost to Virginia Wade 6-3, 6-2 (third match on the second day)

Richey's 18-match winning streak was broken by Ann Haydon Jones. "The Wimbledon queen, sadly out of form until now, dominated the court throughout with precision hitting that had the top-ranked U.S. girl moving all over the court. After ... both girls dropped a serve, Mrs. Jones took the match over, winning the next four games with ease for the first set. ... Down 1-5 ... [Richey] managed to fight back to 3-5 before Mrs. Jones wrapped up the second set and match with a scorching baseline drive that had the exhausted American well beaten."

In her second singles match, versus Virginia Wade, Richey "wailed in pain" as she fell to the turf and twisted a knee at 2-2 in the first set. She also reinjured her ribs. Wade, "hitting the ball with tremendous power, then outgunned" Richey for the remainder of the match. Richey then decided not to play the doubles.

Richey's father said after the tie was over, "She's not fit, and there is no point in her staying. She was already playing under the handicap of a strained stomach muscle anyway. She will scratch from Wimbledon and fly home tomorrow."

Week of July 20, 1970
Western Open
Cincinnati Tennis Club, Cincinatti, Ohio
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Lulu Gongora 6-3, 6-1
2R: d. Gail Hansen 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Linda Tuero [8] 6-2, 6-2
SF: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley [6] 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
F: lost to Rosemary Casals [2] 6-3, 6-3

Week of July 27, 1970
U.S. Clay Court Championships
Woodstock Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Richey was seeded [1 domestic]

1R: d. Pat Bostrom 6-0, 6-0
2R: d. Ann Lebedeff 6-3, 6-3
QF: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley [3 foreign] 6-3, 6-3
SF: lost to Linda Tuero [4 domestic] 9-7, 7-5

The "hard-fought" Tuero-Richey semifinal lasted 2.5 hours. This was Tuero's first defeat of Richey.

Week of August 31, 1970
US Open
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Laura DuPont 6-2, 6-3
2R: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-3, 6-3
3R: d. Olga Morozova 7-5, 2-6, 6-2
QF: d. Lesley Hunt 6-4, 6-4
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-1, 6-3

Richey did not play women's doubles.

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey:
1R: bye
2R: d. Fishback / Marilyn Aschner 6-2, 6-4
3R: advanced by walkover versus Holdsworth / Russell
QF: lost to Frew McMillan / Judy Tegart Dalton [3] 6-1, 6-3

"Seldom venturing to the net but devastating from the back court, the 28 year old housewife from the country town of Albury erased Nancy Richey." "Miss Richey was helpless under the constant pounding of the big Australian girl who served and volleyed better than she has in recent years." Margaret Smith Court took the first three games of the match and led 5-1 in the second set before losing her service for the first time in the tournament. The match took just 27 minutes.

Week of September 14, 1970
Carolinas International Tennis Classic
Charlotte, North Carolina
Clay

1R: bye
SF: d. Virginia Wade 6-4, 6-4
F: d. Chris Evert 6-4, 6-1

Women's doubles with Francoise Durr:
1R/F: lost to Margaret Smith Court / Virginia Wade 10-1

In the semifinals, Chris Evert stunned Margaret Court, who had just completed a calendar year Grand Slam. But Richey refused to be overawed by the new kid and defeated her in straight sets. "The 5-3, 98 pounder ... was unable to place her shots during the match and was off her winning form of the first two days."

Week of September 21, 1970
Virginia Slims Invitational
Houston Racquet Club, Houston, Texas
Outdoors (hard or clay)

1R: d. Peaches Bartkowicz 6-3, 6-3
SF: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
3rd place play-off: Kerry Melville Reid won 6-1, 6-2

The women rebels refused to play the Pacific Southwest Open, where there was no prize money for them until the quarterfinals. History was made as Virginia Slims stepped in and gave birth to a women's-only tour. Houston was the first event.

Week of September 28, 1970
Pacific Coast International Open
Berkeley Tennis Club, Berkeley, California & Golden Gateway Center, San Francisco
Hard
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. B. Downs 6-1, 6-2
2R: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-2, 6-4
QF: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-1, 6-3
SF: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
F: d. Rosemary Casals [2] 7-6, 6-4

Women's doubles with Kerry Melville Reid:
1R: bye
2R: d. Ishii / Plowman 6-0, 6-2
QF: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3, 6-2
SF: Judy Tegart Dalton / Patti Hogan Fordyce advanced by walkover

The semifinal win widened Richey's head-to-head lead over Billie Jean Moffitt King to 9-4. Barry MacKay, the tournament director, increased at the last minute the women's total prize money from $2,000 to $11,000, which was the exact amount the women requested.

Week of November 2, 1970
Virginia Slims of Richmond
The Westwood Racquet Club, Richmond, Virginia
Indoor Clay http://www.westwoodclub.net/upload/public_slideshow/28/TennisCourts.jpg

1R: bye
QF: d. Darlene Hard 6-1, 6-4
SF: d. Rosemary Casals 6-3, 6-2
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-3, 6-3

They played before sell-out crowds. The loss narrowed Richey's head-to-head lead over Billie Jean Moffitt King to 9-5.

December 15, 1970
Richey married Kenneth Gunter.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

Singles: 24-11 (68.6%) win-loss record, including 6-2 on clay, 6-2 on grass, 9-3 hard, 3-4 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. Richey was not included in the year-end, top 10 world rankings by Bud Collins, Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph, or Rino Tommassi. Rex Bellamy of the London Times ranked her eighth. Joseph McCauley of World Tennis magazine ranked her ninth. The USLTA ranked her fourth in the U.S. Did not win any of the 11 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 7 of the 11 tournaments she played. Reahced the final in 1 of those 11 tournaments. Did not tour Australia. Skipped the European clay court season. Semifinalist at the French Open and quarterfinalist at Wimbledon. Lost in the third round of the US Open. Skipped the U.S. Clay Court Championship for the first time since 1961. Played neither Wightman Cup nor Federation Cup. Her 1971 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

2-0 Francoise Durr
2-0 Valerie Ziegenfuss
2-0 Peaches Bartkowicz
1-0 Judy Tegart Dalton
1-0 Lesley Hunt
1-0 Kristie Pigeon
1-0 Laura Rossouw
1-0 Pam Teeguarden
1-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
1-0 Kazuko Sawamatsu
0-0 Virginia Wade
0-0 Darlene Hard
0-0 Chris Evert
0-0 Kerry Melville Reid
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
0-1 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
0-1 Helen Gourlay Cawley
0-1 Laura DuPont
0-2 Ann Haydon Jones
0-3 Rosemary Casals
0-3 Billie Jean Moffitt King

Women's doubles: Did not win a title. Lost in the third round of the French Open with Kerry Melville Reid. Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and semifinalist at the US Open with Melville Reid. Also played periodically with Peaches Bartkowicz, Lesley Hunt, and Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout.

Mixed doubles: Did not play the French Open or the US Open. Entered Wimbledon with Robert Lutz but did not play a match.

*********

Week of January 4, 1971
British Motor Cars Invitational
Virginia Slims National Pro Circuit
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Indoors
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-1, 6-2
QF: d. Peaches Bartkowicz 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
SF: lost to Rosemary Casals [2] 6-4, 7-6(5-1)
3rd place play-off: Ann Haydon Jones won 6-4, 6-4

Women's doubles with Peaches Bartkowicz:
1R: lost to Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-3, 6-4

Week of January 11, 1971
Billie Jean King Invitational
Virginia Slims National Pro Circuit
Billie Jean King Center & Long Beach City College Gym, Long Beach, California
Hard before the semifinals and indoors thereafter
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Kristie Pigeon 6-3, 6-3 (hard)
QF: d. Denise Carter 6-4, 6-3 (hard)
SF: lost to Rosemary Casals [2] 6-3, 6-1 (indoors)
3rd place play-off: Richey defeated Ann Haydon Jones [3] 8-6 (indoors)

Women's doubles with Peaches Bartkowicz:
1R: lost to Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones [2] 6-1, 7-5

Rosemary Casals hit "serves, overheads, volleys and drives with devastating power" in the semifinals to defeat Richey.

Week of March 22, 1971
Virginia Slims Invitational
34th Street Armory, New York City
Indoors

1R: lost to Ann Haydon Jones 6-7(4-5), 7-6(5-3), 6-4

The match lasted 2 hours, 33 minutes "as both women played near-perfect tennis." Ann Haydon Jones said, "I think this was one of my best matches. It was especially good because I haven't felt like I played really well this year until about a week ago." If the match had been played at Wimbledon, "it would have brought the place down."

Week of March 29, 1971
Caribe Hilton Invitational
Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard

1R: d. Marie Ayala 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Francoise Durr 6-0, 6-3
QF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
SF: d. Peaches Bartkowicz 6-2, 6-2
F: lost to Ann Haydon Jones [2] 6-4, 6-4

Women's doubles with Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout:
1R: bye
QF: lost to Julie Heldman / Peaches Bartkowicz 6-1, 6-2

Week of April 13, 1971
World Tennis Championships
Virginia Slims National Pro Circuit
Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Hard
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Denise Carter 6-1, 6-3
QF: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

"The Long Beach star beat Nancy at the Texan's own game this time, choosing to stay on the baseline most of the time throughout the battle. In fact, Nancy came to the net even more often than Billie Jean the first set." Billie Jean Moffitt King said, "I find that when I play aggressively against Nancy, I usually lose to her. Therefore I decided to go against my usual instinct and play defensively. I decided I'd try looping, soft shots mainly - just give her a lot of nothing." Richey got the first service break of the third set in the fifth game. But Moffitt King broke back immediately and held to lead 4-3. She again broke serve in the last game of the match. The loss narrowed Richey's head-to-head lead over Moffitt King to 9-6.

Week of May 25, 1971
French Open
Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Isabel Fernandez 6-4, 6-1
2R: d. Lesley Hunt 7-5, 6-0
3R: d. Laura Rossouw 7-5, 6-2
QF: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-2, 6-4
SF: lost to Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles with Kerry Melville Reid (seeded [4]):
1R: bye
2R: d. Nasuelli / Porzio 6-2, 6-2
3R: lost to Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer / Christina Sandberg 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Richey did not play mixed doubles.

Richey won 13 of the last 17 games to defeat Laura Rossouw in the third round. By defeating Richey in 54 minutes, Helen Gourlay Cawley became the first unseeded women's singles finalist since 1954. Richey did not play a seeded player.

Week of June 22, 1971
Wimbledon
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [6]

1R: d. Lita Liem 6-2, 6-1
2R: d. Patti Ann Reese 6-0, 6-1
3R: d. Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-2, 6-2
4R: d. Saiga Yansone 6-3, 6-2
QF: lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley [3] 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles with Kerry Melville Reid:
1R: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey / Lesley Hunt 6-3, 7-5
2R: d. Peaches Bartkowicz / Julie Heldman 8-6, 4-6, 6-3
3R: d. Fiorella Bonicelli / Isabel Fernandez 6-2, 8-6
QF: Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Valerie Ziegenfuss advanced by walkover

Mixed doubles with Robert Lutz:
1R: bye
2R: Irvine / Helen Gourlay Cawley advanced by walkover

The quarterfinal match with Evonne Goolagong Cawley required only 47 minutes. Richey had a 3-1 lead in the first set and a 2-0 lead in the second set but could not hold on in either set. Goolagong Cawley repeatedly dinked the ball short and passed Richey as she was forced to the net.

Week of August 2, 1971
Virginia Slims International
Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston
Indoors
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-4
QF: advanced by walkover versus Julie Heldman
SF: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 7-5, 6-1
3rd place playoff: Richey won versus Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles with Kerry Melville Reid:
1R: lost to Lesley Hunt / Kristie Pigeon 6-0, 1-6, 6-3

The loss narrowed Richey's head-to-head lead over Billie Jean Moffitt King to 9-7. World Tennis reported that Moffitt King and Richey "have played many exciting matches over the years, but Nancy's recent marriage has made tennis almost secondary and she no longer has the sting and fire of her early years. But she has never looked more charming and she is absolutely elegant in her new 'Nancy' tennis dresses."

Richey unexpectedly did not play the U.S. Clay Court Championships the following week, whose field included Moffitt King.

Week of August 16, 1971
Virginia Slims Clay Court Championship
Bath and Tennis Club, Lake Bluff, Illinois
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. J. Cooper 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout 6-3, 6-2
SF: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 7-6(7), 7-6

Women's doubles with Lesley Hunt:
1R: d. Faulkner / Greenwood 6-4, 6-2
QF: d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout / Cecilia Martinez 6-1, 6-1
SF: lost to Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-2, 6-3

The loss narrowed Richey's head-to-head lead over Billie Jean Moffitt King to 9-8. This was Moffitt King's fourth consecutive defeat of Richey.

Week of August 30, 1971
US Open
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [7]

1R: d. Cecilia Martinez 6-2, 6-3
2R: d. Elena Subirats 6-3, 6-1
3R: lost to Laura DuPont 0-6, 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles with Kerry Melville Reid (seeded [4]):
1R: d. Pam Austin / Jill (?) Cooper 6-3, 6-2
2R: d. Laura DuPont / Marjorie Gengler 6-2, 6-4
QF: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Betty Stove [5] 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
SF: lost to Rosemary Casals / Judy Tegart Dalton [1] 6-4, 6-0

Richey did not play mixed doubles.

Had she won her third round match, Richey would have played top-seeded Billie Jean Moffitt King in the quarterfinals.

Week of September 27, 1971
Virginia Slims Thunderbird
Phoenix Tennis Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
Richey was seeded [6]

1R: advanced by walkover versus Marion Greenwood
2R: d. Pam Teeguarden 6-2, 7-6
QF: d. Francoise Durr [3] 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
SF: lost to Rosemary Casals [2] 6-3, 6-2
3rd place play-off: Kerry Melville Reid [4] won 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(5-2)

Women's doubles with Lesley Hunt:
1R: d. Holdsworth / Nancy Ornstein 6-2, 6-2
QF: lost to Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

Singles: 42-9 (82.4%) win-loss record, including 13-4 on clay, 5-2 on grass, 5-0 hard, 13-3 indoors, and 6-0 unknown surface. Bud Collins ranked her third in his year-end world rankings. Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph ranked her eighth. Rino Tommassi and John Barrett ranked her fifth. A compliation by Neil Amdur of World Tennis magazine ranked her second. The USLTA ranked her second in the U.S. Won 5 of the 17 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 8 of the 17 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 7 of those tournaments. Did not tour Australia. Skipped the European clay court season. Defaulted her first match at the French Open. Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon. Lost her second match at the US Open (technically a first rounder). In her first 3 tournaments of the year, she was 3-3, including 2 losses to Billie Jean Moffitt King. In her next 5 tournaments, she went 21-1, won 4 events, and defeated Chris Evert 3 times and Moffitt King twice. Moffitt King won three of the year's Grand Slam tournaments but did not play Richey at any of those events. Again skipped the U.S. Clay Court Championship. Played neither Wightman Cup nor Federation Cup. Her 1972 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

3-0 Julie Heldman
3-0 Chris Evert
3-4 Billie Jean Moffitt King
2-0 Karen Krantzcke
2-0 Wendy Overton
2-1 Rosemary Casals
1-0 Helen Gourlay Cawley
1-0 Lesley Hunt
1-0 Pat Walkden Pretorius
1-0 Kristie Pigeon
1-0 Judy Tegart Dalton
1-0 Kerry Harris
1-0 Marcie Louie
1-0 Christina Sandberg
1-0 Jeanne Evert
1-0 Pam Teeguarden
1-0 Kerry Melville Reid
1-1 Betty Stove
1-1 Francoise Durr
0-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
0-0 Virginia Wade
0-0 Darlene Hard
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
0-0 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
0-0 Ann Haydon Jones
0-1 Margaret Smith Court
0-1 Kazuko Sawamatsu

Women's doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

Mixed doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

*********

Week of January 10, 1972
British Motors Pro Tennis Championships (level C event)
Virginia Slims
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
Indoors

1R: d. Karen Krantzcke 7-5, 6-4
QF: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Women's doubles with Cecilia Martinez:
1R: lost to Kerry Melville Reid / Wendy Overton 6-2, 6-2

This was Richey's fifth consecutive loss to Billie Jean Moffitt King, tieing their head-to-head record at 9-9.

Week of January 31, 1972
Virginia Slims International
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Clay

1R: d. Betty Stove 6-3, 6-2
2R: d. Marcie Louie 6-3, 6-0
QF: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-0, 7-6(5-0)

Women's doubles with Virginia Wade:
1R: bye
QF: d. Kristen Kemmer Shaw / Wendy Overton 7-6, 6-4
SF: d. Lesley Hunt / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-4, 6-4
F: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton / Francoise Durr 6-3, 6-2

An overflow crowd of 3,000 saw Richey play Billie Jean Moffitt King. The latter used a lot of drop shots to Richey's backhand to draw her to the net. This was Richey's sixth consecutive loss to Moffitt King. Moffitt King took the lead in their head-to-head series 10-9.

Week of February 14, 1972
Virginia Slims Invitational (level C event)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Indoors
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: lost to Francoise Durr 7-6, 2-6, 6-4

Week of February 21, 1972
Virginia Slims Invitational (level C event)
Bethesda, Maryland
Indoor
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Helen Gourley Cawley [8] 6-0, 6-2
QF: d. Julie Heldman 6-1, 6-3
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-4, 6-4
F: d. Chris Evert [2] 7-6(5-1), 6-1

Chris Evert had a 4-2 lead in the first set. Richey then broke serve twice, won the next 3 games, and served for the set, only to have Evert break back. One point in the tenth game lasted more than a minute. More than 2,000 spectators saw the final, including Vice President Spiro T. Agnew.

Week of March 6, 1972
Maureen Connolly Brinker International Ladies Championship (level B event)
T-Bar-M Racquet Club, Dallas, Texas
Indoors
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Vicky Berner 6-0, 6-0
2R: d. Francoise Durr [6] 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Nell Truman 6-1, 6-2
SF: d. Lesley Hunt 6-2, 6-3
F: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [4] 7-6(5-2), 6-1

Unseeded, Richey won the richest event on tour, taking home $11,000, the largest purse ever for a woman. Chris Evert and Wimbledon champion Evonne Gollagong Cawley had received all the attention in Dallas because this was the first tournament they had both played. Billie Jean Moffitt King, seeded fourth, was exhausted after defeating fifth-seeded Evert and upsetting top-seeded Goolagong Cawey in consecutive matches. In the final, Richey feasted on short serves. Moffitt King said Richey "obviously has been training hard. Nancy is tough. She knew my legs were hurting and kept hitting the ball at my feet. I just ran out of gas. I was low on adrenalin. Those earlier matches took it all out of me." 1971 was a subpar year for Richey but 1972 was much better. Explaining the difference, she said, "I got tired of losing. I just decided to really start working hard. I have more confidence, and I'm hitting my serves harder than I ever have in my life."

This was Richey's first win over Moffitt King after 6 consecutive losses. Their head-to-head series is again tied at 10-10. Making Richey's draw easier, Nell Truman had upset third-seeded Virginia Wade and Lesley Hunt had upset second-seeded Rosemary Casals in earlier rounds.

Week of March 20, 1972
Virginia Slims Invitational (level C event)
The Westwood Racquet Club, Richmond, Virginia
Clay (indoors)
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Tammy O'Shaughnessy 6-2, 6-1
2R: d. Lita Liem 6-1, 6-2
QF: d. Marie Neumannova Pinterova 7-5, 6-1
SF: d. Rosemary Casals [1] 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [3] 6-3, 6-4

Rosemary Casals twice was within two points of winning the semifinal. Richey's 13-match winning streak was broken in the 1 hour, 14 minute final. Richey led 3-2 in the first set but visibly tired in the later stages of that set as Billie Jean Moffitt King won 11 consecutive points to win the set. She won 9 consecutive points to take control of the second set. She now leads their head-to-head matches 11-10.

Week of March 27, 1972
Caribe Hilton Invitational (level D event)
Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: advanced by walkover versus Jill Cooper
QF: d. Wendy Overton 6-3, 6-4
SF: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [2] 7-6, 6-1
F: d. Chris Evert [4] 6-1, 6-3

In the semifinals, Billie Jean Moffitt King got upset with a linesman who was waving to his friend instead of watching the ball. Richey had her own beef with another linesman, demanding his removal after he called a ball in on the sideline that she thought was clearly out. "On the next disputed call, by this time the entire gallery was making the calls, Mrs. King suggested that the linesman ought to be removed. But she didn't make an issue of it." This win again tied the head-to-head series between Richey and Moffitt King at 11-11. The first prize of $3,500 went to Richey. Her superior power was the difference in the final against Chris Evert.

Week of April 10, 1972
Virginia Slims Masters (level C event)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Lany Kaligis 6-1, 6-2
2R: d. Pam Teeguarden 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Jeanne Evert 6-4, 6-2
SF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton [7] 7-5, 7-6
F: d. Chris Evert [4] 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Billie Jean Moffitt King:
1R: bye
QF: d. Lany Kaligis / Lita Liem 6-1, 6-3
SF: lost to Karen Krantzcke / Wendy Overton 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Richey beat Chris Evert for the fifth time in five matches. Evert said, "She's my nemesis. I feel confident when I'm up against Billie Jean King or Rosie Casals, but I don't seem to have a chance against Nancy." Ironically, Richey never beat Evert again.

Week of May 1, 1972
Virginia Slims of Indianapolis (level C event)
Indiana State Fair Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana
Indoors
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Jill Cooper 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Karen Krantzcke 6-3, 6-2
SF: d. Rosemary Casals [3] 6-2, 6-2
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles with Billie Jean Moffitt King:
1R/QF: d. Wendy Appleby / Becky Vest 6-1, 6-1
SF: lost to Rosemary Casals / Karen Krantzcke 6-3, 6-2

Richey's 11-match winning streak was broken in the final. "The 28-year old winner was never in trouble against her top rival on the tour." Billie Jean Moffitt King took a 12-11 lead in head-to-head matches with Richey. She finished the spring Virginia Slims circuit with $28,000 in prize money, second only to Moffitt King.

Week of May 22, 1972
French Open
Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: bye
2R: bye
3R: Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera advanced by walkover

Richey played neither women's nor mixed doubles.

Never physically in Paris, Richey sent a telegram from Texas one hour before the start of her match with Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera saying that she was defaulting because of injury. Her withdrawal angered the French, who declared that she must provide a doctor's certificate to prevent losing her share of the Grand Prix bonus pool.

Responding to complaints from players like Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver that playing two weeks on the slow clay of Roland Garros was too tiresome, organizers exempted the top 24 women from the first two rounds of the tournament. 32 women played the first round, which after the second round dwindled to 8. Those 8 plus the 24 top women then played in the third round. So, a top woman player had to survive only 5 rounds to win the tournament instead of 6. But a lower ranking player had to survive 7 rounds to become the champion.

Week of June 26, 1972
Wimbledon
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Vicki Lancaster 6-2, 6-1
2R: d. Christina Sandberg 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
3R: d. Pat Walkden Pretorius 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
4R: d. Kerry Harris 6-3, 7-5
QF: lost to Rosemary Casals [6] 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Richey played neither women's nor mixed doubles.

From 4-4 in the second set, Richey lost 8 consecutive games to Rosemary Casals, with Casals playing mostly from the baseline during those games. "Mrs. Gunter ... started well against Miss Casals but failed to keep up the pace. Mrs. Gunter fired away from her baseline, while Miss Casals rushed to the net and piled up points with volleys. Mrs. Gunter looked exhausted at the end, wearily netted two returns in surrendering the match." Casals said after the match, "The way I play Nancy is to give it a few angles and let her make the errors. I think I beat her every time we played last year by this method."

Week of July 31, 1972
Virginia Slims of Columbus (level C event)
Columbus, Georgia
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Patti Ann Reese 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Julie Heldman 6-1, 6-3
QF: Valerie Ziegenfuss advanced by walkover (injured leg)

Week of August 14, 1972
Virginia Slims of Denver (level B event)
Denver, Colorado

2R: d. Barbara Downs 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Kristie Pigeon 6-2, 6-2
SF: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-4, 6-3
F: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Richey won the title despite playing on an injured leg. She won the first game of the final and then lost 7 consecutive games to Billie Jean Moffitt King. Richey said, "I just didn't feel like running in the first set. It [the leg] was bad in the first set, but seemed to get better." She turned the match around in the second set. At the beginning of that set, the ball kids had to leave the court to go find new balls. Moffitt King said she lost her momentum there and was also bothered by the umpire's refusal to remove a linesperson who had been involved in some questionable calls. This win again tied the head-to-head series between Richey and Moffitt King at 12-12.

Week of August 28, 1972
US Open
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [6]

Preliminary round: d. Marilyn Aschner 6-0, 6-1
1R: lost to Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Richey played neither women's nor mixed doubles.

Richey complained that she should have been seeded much higher. But Kazuko Sawamatsu, the top Japanese player, then defeated Richey at her own game - the deep baseline technique. World Tennis magazine reported, "Nancy seemed physically and emotionallty drained. She looked sensational in a Tinling outfit of pink shorts, shirt, and matching chapeau, but the latter was pulled down lower and lower as she slowly lost control of long baseline rallies. Nancy fought, as always, but was outplayed and outrun by a strong and eager young Japanese. Nancy has always conducted herself with grace and good sportsmanship and today was no exception." Sawamatsu smilingly said, "I didn't think I could beat Nancy until I scored the final point." Richey had been slated to play Chris Evert in the quarterfinals.

Week of September 11, 1972
Four Roses Premium Classic (level A event)
Olde Providence Racquet & Swim Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
Clay
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Barbara Hawcroft 6-0, 6-2
2R: advanced by walkover versus Karen Krantzcke (virus)
QF: d. Wendy Overton [7] 5-7, 6-1, 7-5
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court [3] 7-5, 6-2

"In a match marked with angry verbal exchanges," Richey trailed Wendy Overton 5-2 in the third set of their quarterfinal and saved at least one match point. When Overton asked Richey for more time to begin play because a linesperson was moving, Richey, apparently unaware of the linesperson, said, "Oh, shut up!"

Week of September 25, 1972
Phoenix Thunderbird Tennis Tournament (level C event)
Virginia Slims tour
Phoenix Tennis Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Esme Emanuel Faerber 6-0, 6-2
2R: d. Julie Heldman 6-3, 6-3
QF: Wendy Overton [7] advanced by walkover (infected blister on a finger of her racquet hand)

Women's doubles with Margaret Smith Court:
1R: d. Mimi Henreid / Bonine Logan 6-0, 6-1
QF: Laura DuPont / Kristen Kemmer Shaw advanced by walkover (infected blister on a finger of Richey's racquet hand)

Richey won 7 consecutive games after Julie Heldman took a 3-2 lead in the first set, breaking Richey's serve three times. Richey "appeared to wilt a bit in the heat but Miss Heldman frequently netted balls or hit them just out when she had Nancy on the ropes." Richey was a last minute substitute for Margaret Smith Court's ill doubles partner, Lesley Hunt.

Week of October 9, 1972
Virginia Slims Championships
Boca Raton Hotel, Boca Raton, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: lost to Betty Stove 6-3, 7-6

Stove was "raking the lines" and playing "like a man." Stove's aggressive style kept Richey on the run and forced "numerous bobbles." Stove said, "I had never beaten Nancy before. I just tried to keep her running, and I think she ran an awful lot."

Week of December 4, 1972
Clean Air Tennis Classic
7th Regiment Armory, New York City
Indoors

After being named the top seed, Richey withdrew because of a broken nose suffered during a "shopping tour" in Dallas. Virginia Wade then became the top seed.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

Singles: 32-14 (69.6%) win-loss record, including 11-4 on clay, 2-2 on grass, 10-3 hard, 9-5 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. Bud Collins ranked her eighth in his year-end world rankings. Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph did not include her in his top 10 rankings. Rino Tommassi ranked her seventh while John Barrett ranked her tenth. A compliation by Neil Amdur of World Tennis magazine ranked her ninth. The USLTA ranked her fourth in the U.S. Won none of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 7 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 6 of those tournaments. Did not tour Australia. Skipped the European clay court season. Lost in the third round at the French Open. Skipped Wimbledon. Lost her third match at the US Open (technically a second rounder). Margaret Smith Court won three of the year's Grand Slam tournaments but did not play Richey at any of those events. Again skipped the U.S. Clay Court Championship. Played neither Wightman Cup nor Federation Cup. Her 1973 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

5-1 Francoise Durr
3-1 Julie Heldman
2-0 Laura Rossouw
2-0 Pam Teeguarden
2-1 Rosemary Casals
1-0 Tory Fretz
1-0 Wendy Turnbull
1-0 Helen Gourlay Cawley
1-0 Virginia Wade
1-0 Jeanne Evert
1-0 Mona Schallau
1-0 Valerie Ziegenfuss
1-1 Margaret Smith Court
1-1 Kerry Harris
1-1 Betty Stove
1-2 Kerry Melville Reid
0-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
0-0 Judy Tegart Dalton
0-0 Darlene Hard
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
0-0 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
0-0 Ann Haydon Jones
0-1 Martina Navratilova
0-1 Chris Evert
0-1 Lesley Hunt
0-1 Kristen Kemmer Shaw
0-2 Billie Jean Moffitt King

Women's doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

Mixed doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

*********

Week of January 15, 1973
British Motor Cars Invitational
Virginia Slims
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Indoors
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Julie Heldman 6-3, 6-3
QF: lost to Kerry Melville Reid 6-7, 6-2, 7-5

Richey said about her match with Julie Heldman, "When you haven't played competitively in a few months, it's like a new experience. When I got ahead 5-1 in each set, I should have won it right then." In the quarterfinals, "Mrs. Gunter had trouble coping with the Australian's fine drop shots and appeared to tire in the late going."

Women's doubles with Karen Krantzcke:
1R: d. Francoise Durr / Betty Stove 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Hunt 6-2, 6-3

Week of January 22, 1973
British Motor Cars Invitational
Virginia Slims
The Forum, Inglewood, California
Indoors
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Kathy Kuykendall 6-3, 6-3
QF: d. Francoise Durr 6-0, 6-4
SF: d. Rosemary Casals [2] 6-2, 0-6, 6-3
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 7-5, 6-7, 7-5

Women's doubles with Karen Krantzcke:
1R: d. Kerry Harris / Kerry Melville Reid 3-6, 6-2, 7-6
SF: lost to Rosemary Casals / Julie Heldman 6-2, 6-2

In the semifinals, Richey hit almost exclusively to Rosemary Casals's backhand. Margaret Smith Court suffered a left calf injury early in the second set but held on to defeat Richey in the 2 hour final.

Week of January 29, 1973
Virginia Slims of Washington
Bethesda, Maryland
Indoors
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Tory Fretz 6-4, 6-2
2R: lost to Betty Stove 7-6, 3-6, 6-4

Women's doubles with Karen Krantzcke:
1R: advanced by walkover versus Laurie Fleming / Pegel
QF: Lesley Hunt / Betty Stove advanced by walkover

Week of March 12, 1973
Virginia Slims of Richmond
The Westwood Racquet Club, Richmond, Virginia
Clay (indoors)
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Laura Rossouw 6-3, 7-5
2R: d. Jill Schwikert 6-0, 6-0
QF: lost to Julie Heldman [8] 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

In an interview published on March 4, Margaret Smith Court said that there were only about five good women tennis players in the world, one of whom was Richey. Billie Jean Moffitt King, Rosemary Casals, and Kerry Melville Reid withdrew from the tournament before it began because of injury, necessitating a reseeding of the draw. Smith Court was the top seed.

Week of March 26, 1973
Virginia Slims of Tucson
Tucson Racquet and Swim Club, Tucson, Arizona
Hard
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout 6-2, 6-2
2R: d. Cecilia Martinez 6-4, 6-3
QF: d. Kerry Harris 6-2, 6-2
SF: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss [7] 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
F: lost to Kerry Melville Reid [2] 6-3, 6-3

Kerry Melville Reid broke Richey's serve three times in the first set and when Richey trailed 4-3 in the second set. Billie Jean Moffitt King was scheduled to play but withdrew with an abdominal muscle injury.

Week of April 2, 1973
Max-Pax Coffee Tennis Classic
Virginia Slims
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indoors
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Julie Heldman 7-6, 7-5
QF: lost to Kerry Harris 6-4, 6-4

"Miss Harris achieved her first victory ever over Mrs. Gunter with superior hitting in the forecourt. Her hard hitting kept the American star on the defensive throughout. Mrs. Gunter appeared to be feeling the effects of her taxing ... victory ... over Julie Heldman...."

Week of April 30, 1973
NBC Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Clay
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Francoise Durr 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(5-4)
QF: d. Margaret Smith Court [1] 7-5, 1-6, 7-5
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid [3] 6-4, 7-5
F: lost to Rosemary Casals [4] 3-6, 6-1, 7-5

In the first round, Richey saved 6 match points before defeating Francoise Durr in 2.5 hours. Three of the match points were in the tiebreak at 4-2. The last point of the tiebreak was sudden death for both players. Durr "feebly pushed her [first] serve into the net." She got the second serve in play and, after a short rally, gambled on coming to net. Durr hit a backhand volley but did not put it away, allowing Richey to hit a forehand winner down the line.

Top seeded Margaret Smith Court was Richey's next victim in the quarterfinals. Smith Court was suffering from a virus and succombed to long rallies and leg cramps that became severe while she was leading 5-2 in the third set. She played in her socks the last part of that set.

Richey beat Kerry Melville Reid in the semifinals, with some rallies lasting 25 shots. Melville Reid tried to end the points with "delicate forehand drop shots and backhand volleys" and saved 5 match points before losing.

The final lived up to the excitement of the previous rounds, with Rosemary Casals claiming the richest-ever check in women's tennis, $30,000, after Richey served for the match at 5-4 (30-0) in the third set. Casals's most potent weapon was the drop shot, which she hit 30 times, winning 18 points. One of those drop shots hit the line before dying and enabled her to tie the match at 5-5. With the score 6-5 in favor of Casals, the capacity crowd of 2,000 wanted a tiebreak to decide the match. But Casals uncharacteristicly outsteadied Richey in a 43 shot rally. At match point, Richey's forehand was inches out. Neil Amdur wrote, "It was a marvelous final that dispelled notions over the inability of women to generate excitement on the slow clay courts." Casals expressed thanks to "Nancy, Margaret, Billie Jean and everyone else who lost. You'll go a long way for $30,000 - even to the point of concentrating."

Week of May 7, 1973
Toray Sillook
Nihon University Auditorium, Tokyo
Indoors (artificial grass)

1R: d. Pam Teeguarden 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 (Osaka)
QF: d. Betty Stove 6-2, 7-6
SF: d. Francoise Durr 6-4, 6-2 (Tokyo)
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 7-6(5-4), 5-7, 6-3 (Tokyo) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRgnIebnH5o

Women's doubles with Karen Krantzcke:
1R/SF: d. Kerry Harris / Kerry Melville Reid 8-5
F: lost to Laura DuPont / Kristen Kemmer Shaw 8-6

Before the semifinals, the 16-woman event was played in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Shizuoka, and Kobe. Billie Jean Moffitt King played aggressively in the final with strong serves and powerful ground strokes. Richey played defensively. Moffitt King often hit drop shots, which gave her easy volleys at the net. Moffitt King led 5-3 in the first set before Richey held and broke serve to tie at 5-5. Richey led 4-2 in the tiebreaker, but Moffitt King won the last three points to take the set. Richey was up a break at 3-2 in the second set before Moffitt King tied at 5-5. Richey then broke serve again and held to win the set 7-5. Moffitt King broke Richey in the eighth game of the third set to lead 5-3. Richey had a break point in the ninth game but could not convert. Moffitt King won the match on an unreturnable drop shot.

Moffitt King took the lead in the head-to-head series against Richey 13-12.

Week of May 21, 1973
French Open
Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Wendy Turnbull 6-1, 6-2
2R: d. Laura Rossouw 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
3R: lost to Martina Navratilova 6-3, 6-3

Richey played neither women's nor mixed doubles.

"Mrs. Gunter was beaten decisively by a strongly-built Czech girl with pretty Slavic eyes and a bewildering array of shots." Navratilova used drop shots sprinkled with screaming overheads. United Press International reported, "Mrs. Gunter was beaten handily by the 16-year old Czech who varied her tactics well to break the Texan's rhythm. First she slowed the game down from the baseline for several points only to rush the net at every opportunity for the next few. Mrs. Gunter was never in the match." Richey would have played fourth-seeded Evonne Goolagong Cawley in the quarterfinals had she defeated Navratilova.

Week of August 27, 1973
US Open
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

Preliminary round: d. Kathy Kuydendall 6-3, 6-4
1R: d. Pam Teeguarden 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
2R: lost to Kristen Kemmer Shaw 6-4, 6-3

Week of September 17, 1973
Virginia Slims of Houston
Net Set Racquet Club, Houston, Texas
Hard
Richey was seeded [6]

1R: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 7-5, 7-6
2R: d. Mona Schallau 6-4, 6-4
QF: d. Julie Heldman [4] 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
SF: lost to Francoise Durr 7-6, 3-6, 6-3
Third place play off: versus Billie Jean Moffitt King [1], canceled due to rain with Richey leading 5-3 in a scheduled 8-game pro set

Francoise Durr used an "unrelenting ground game" to upset Richey.

Week of October 1, 1973
Faberge International of Phoenix Tennis Tournament
Virginia Slims
Phoenix, Arizona
Hard

2R: d. Joy Schwikert 6-3, 6-1
QF: d. Francoise Durr 6-3, 6-0
SF: d. Rosemary Casals [2] 5-7, 7-6, 7-5
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-1, 6-3

Billie Jean Moffitt King overpowered Richey to win the title. Moffitt King won six consecutive games to take the first set and was down 2-0 in the second set before coming back to win the set and match. Moffitt King increased her lead in the head-to-head series against Richey to 14-12.

Week of October 15, 1973
Virginia Slims Championships
Boca Raton, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Jeanne Evert 6-0, 6-2
2R: d. Carolyn Meyer 6-0, 6-2
QF: d. Virginia Wade [6] 6-3, 7-5
SF: d. Francoise Durr [8] 6-2, 6-1
F: lost to Chris Evert [1] 6-3, 6-3

Chris Evert defeated Richey for the first time ever after 5 defeats. Evert dominated Richey by using drop shots, winning 9 points. She had 3-0, 4-1, and 5-2 leads in the first set. The second set was tied 3-3 before Evert won the last 3 games. This was Evert's 14th consecutive victory on clay.

Week of December 17, 1973
Bonnie Bell Cup
White City Tennis Club, Sydney, Australia
Grass
Australia d. United States 6-3

lost to Lesley Hunt 7-5, 7-5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAaCMEgYs5k

Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Lesley Hunt d. Chris Evert / Richey 6-3, 6-1

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

Singles: 24-8 (75.0%) win-loss record, including 3-1 on clay, 3-1 on grass, 6-2 hard, 12-4 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph ranked her tenth in his year-end world rankings. Rino Tommassi and World Tennis magazine ranked her ninth. Bud Collins and John Barrett did not include her in their top 10 rankings. The USLTA ranked her fourth in the U.S. Won none of the 10 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 7 of the 10 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 1 of those tournaments. Did not tour Australia. Skipped the European clay court season and the French Open because of World Team Tennis. Skipped Wimbledon because of an injury. Quarterfinalist at the US Open. Again skipped the U.S. Clay Court Championship. Played neither Wightman Cup nor Federation Cup. Her 1974 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

2-0 Rosemary Casals
2-0 Tory Fretz
2-0 Marcie Louie
2-0 Janet Newberry
1-0 Martina Navratilova
1-0 Maria Bueno
1-0 Karen Hantze Susman
1-0 Lesley Hunt
1-0 Mona Schallau
1-0 Wendy Overton
1-0 Pam Teeguarden
0-0 Francoise Durr
0-0 Wendy Turnbull
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-0 Betty Stove
0-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
0-0 Judy Tegart Dalton
0-0 Darlene Hard
0-0 Olga Morozova
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
0-0 Ann Haydon Jones
0-0 Chris Evert
0-1 Virginia Wade
0-1 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
0-1 Julie Heldman
0-2 Kerry Melville Reid
0-3 Billie Jean Moffitt King

Women's doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

Mixed doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

*********


Week of January 14, 1974
Virginia Slims
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Indoor (Sportface)
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Tory Fretz 6-2, 6-4
2R: d. Karen Hantze Susman 6-1, 6-2
QF: d. Rosemary Casals [5] 7-6, 6-4
SF: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [2] 6-1, 6-3
3rd place play off: Kerry Melville Reid won 8-7 (based on total games won over two sets, 6-1, 2-6)

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals:
1R/QF: d. Janet Newberry / Mona Schallau 6-2, 6-1
SF: lost to Chris Evert / Billie Jean Moffitt King [2] 6-4, 6-2

Richey defeated old rival Karen Hantze Susman in 30 minutes despite hitting numerous double faults. Billie Jean Moffitt King increased her lead in the head-to-head series against Richey to 15-12.

Week of January 21, 1974
Virginia Slims
Marguerite Recreation Center http://imgzoom.cdlib.org/Fullscreen.ics?ark=ark:/13030/kt9v19r1jh/z1&&brand=calisphere, Mission Viejo, California
Hard
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Wendy Overton 6-4, 7-6
2R: d. Lesley Hunt 6-1, 6-2
QF: d. Rosemary Casals [5] 6-7, 6-2, 6-1
SF: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [2] 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
3rd place play-off: Kerry Melville Reid won by walkover (pulled hamstring)

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals (seeded [3]):
1R: d. Kathy Kuykendall / Cecilia Martinez 6-1, 6-3
QF: d. Isabel Fernandez / Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-2
SF: lost to Kerry Harris / Lesley Hunt 2-6, 6-0, 6-2

Richey and Rosemary Casals visited a clairvoyant during the tournament who predicted that Casals would win the event. Richey won the first 5 games of the semifinal with Billie Jean Moffitt King, who won the next 3 games before Richey closed out the set. Moffitt King took the last 3 games of the second set to even the match and the last 2 games of the final set. Moffitt King said after the match, "I really didn't deserve to win today because Nancy played better than I. Her pace was faster than usual and I couldn't handle it." Heart broken, Richey refused to attend her post-match news conference, which the tournament director called a "bush" move. Moffitt King increased her lead in the head-to-head series against Richey to 16-12.

Week of February 4, 1974
S&H Green Stamps Tennis Classic
Virginia Slims
Tennis Club of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Mona Schallau 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
2R: d. Tory Fretz 6-1, 6-3
QF: d. Isabel Fernandez 6-0, 6-1
SF: lost to Kerry Melville Reid [2] 6-1, 6-1

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals (seeded [3]):
1R: lost to Isabel Fernandez / Martina Navratilova 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

Kerry Melville Reid had leads of 3-0 in the first set and 5-0 in the second set before Richey won a game.

Richey was seeded third in singles and second in doubles (with Rosemary Casals) in the Virginia Slims of Washington, D. C. the previous week, but apparently withdrew before the draw was made.

Week of March 4, 1974
Maureen Connolly Brinker Ladies Tennis Championship
Virginia Slims
Dallas, Texas
Indoors
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Elly Appel 6-4, 6-4
2R: d. Marcie Louie 6-3, 6-1
QF: d. Janet Newberry 6-2, 6-7, 6-2
SF: lost to Virginia Wade [3] 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals (seeded [3]):
1R: d. Elly Appel / Katja Burgemeister Ebbinghaus 6-2, 6-1
QF: d. Lesley Hunt / Kristie Pigeon 6-3, 6-1
SF: lost to Karen Krantzcke / Virginia Wade 6-4, 7-6

Virginia Wade kept Richey on the defensive after the first set. When Richey lobbed, Wade hit "stinging" overheads.

Week of March 18, 1974
Akron Tennis Open
Virginia Slims
University of Akron Memorial Hall, Akron, Ohio
Indoors
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: advanced by walkover versus Robin Tenney
2R: d. Janet Newberry 6-3, 6-4
QF: d. Martina Navratilova 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(5-3)
SF: d. Pam Teeguarden 6-4, 6-2
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-3, 7-5

Richey led Martina Navratilova 4-2 in the third set before Navratilova tied the set at 4-4. After losing to Richey, Pam Teeguarden said, "I didn't feel I played nearly as well today. Nancy is a true professional and you always have to play well against her." Richey lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King for the third consecutive time this year. Moffitt King had Richey "running all over the court with perfectly placed backhands, forehands and drop shots." Moffitt King broke Richey's serve three times to take a 5-1 lead in the first set. Richey was ahead 5-2 in the second set before Moffitt King won 5 consecutive games and the match, which lasted 1 hour, 15 minutes. Moffitt King increased her lead in the head-to-head series against Richey to 17-12.

Week of April 22, 1974
Virginia Slims of Philadelphia
The Palestra
Indoors
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: Glynis Coles advanced by walkover (pulled abdominal muscle)

Summer Months, 1974
World Team Tennis

Played for Cleveland, whose record was 21-23. In an interview in January 1975, Richey said about her 1974 World Team Tennis experience: "I didn't think it was tennis - just a three-ring circus. It was a guaranteed income, but I'd rather play for money. On the Cleveland team, I almost had to ask him [the owner Joe Zingale] if I could breathe. Just because he paid me a good salary, he thought he owned me."

Singles games win-loss record: 229-162 (58.5%) (Her percentage ranked fourth in the league.)
Played 41 sets of singles.

Women's doubles games win-loss record: 148-164 (47.1%)

Mixed doubles games win-loss record: 28-33 (45.9%)

Brother Cliff Richey also was on the team. Nancy played World Team Tennis (WTT) before and after Wimbledon. WTT was a new experience. When Nancy played Virginia Wade of the New York Sets, both players got heckled. "Miss it, Nancy!" was a typical comment.

May 8: d. Wendy Overton 6-4
May 8: lost to Overton 6-3
May 15: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-3
May 15: lost to Moffitt King 7-5
May 18: d. Francoise Durr 6-4
May 21: lost to Rosemary Casals 6-0 (Richey was a mid-match substitute for Peaches Bartkowicz)
May 22: d. ???? Louie, Sue Stap 6-3
May 25: d. Karen Krantzcke 6-3
May 26: d. Marcie Louie 6-4
May 29: d. Joyce Hume 6-0
May 30: lost to Kerry Melville Reid 7-6
June 1: d. Overton 6-2
June 2: lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley 7-5
June 5: d. Marita Redondo 6-2
June 7: d. Ilana Kloss 6-0
June 15: d. Lesley Hunt 6-0
June 16: d. Pam Teeguarden 6-3
July 6: d. Melville Reid (score unknown)
July 7: d. Brigitte Cuypers 6-3
July 9: d. Virginia Wade 6-3
July 11: lost to Moffitt King 6-2
July 14: d. Betty Stove 6-3
July 18: d. Overton 6-4
July 20: d. Laurie Fleming 6-0
July 21: d. Ann Haydon Jones 7-6(5-4)
August 4: lost to Casals 6-4
August 15: lost to Goolagong Cawley 7-5
August 17: lost to Stove 6-2
August 19: d. Moffitt King 6-1 (playoffs)
August 20: lost to Moffitt King 6-1 (playoffs)

Week of June 24, 1974
Wimbledon
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [7]

Richey withdrew the Thursday before the start of the tournament. In a telegram to tournament officials, she cited a pulled muscle as the reason for her withdrawal. She was slated to play second-seeded and eventual champion Chris Evert in the quarterfinals.

Week of August 26, 1974
US Open
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Christine O'Neil 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
2R: d. Patricia Faulkner 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
3R: d. Ann Kiyomura 6-2, 6-2
QF: lost to Julie Heldman 7-5, 7-6

Richey played neither women's nor mixed doubles.

19-year old Ann Kiyomura had defeated seventh-seeded Virginia Wade in the second round. Had Richey won her quarterfinal match, she would have played second-seeded and eventual champion Billie Jean Moffitt King.

Week of September 23, 1974
Virginia Slims of Denver
University of Colorado Fieldhouse, Boulder (first 2 days) & Auditorium Arena, Denver
Indoors
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Terry Holladay 6-3, 6-2
2R: d. Marcie Louie 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
QF: d. Kathy Kuydendall 6-2, 6-2
SF: lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley [3] 1-6, 6-2, 7-5

Women's doubles with Chris Evert (seeded [2]):
1R: lost to Mona Schallau / Pam Teeguarden 6-0, 6-1

Week of October 7, 1974
Virginia Slims Phoenix Thunderbird
Phoenix Tennis Center
Hard
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: Kathy Kuydendall advanced by walkover

Richey withdrew two hours before the scheduled start of her match. She also withdrew from the Virginia Slims Championships in Los Angeles the following week, citing infection and general fatigue.

Week of November 18, 1974
South African Open
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Hard
Richey was seeded [3]

2R: d. Karin Boshoff 6-0, 6-1
3R: d. Helen Liebenberg 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Maria Bueno [6] 6-2, 6-1
SF: lost to Kerry Melville Reid [2] 6-4, 6-4

Women's doubles with Sharon Walsh Pete:
SF: lost to Ilana Kloss / Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 6-1

Maria Bueno was "a mere shadow of the great player of a decade ago and could not cope with Mrs. Gunter's strong all-around play."

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

Singles: 23-12 (65.1%) win-loss record, including 5-3 on clay, 0-1 on grass, 5-0 hard, 13-8 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. The Women's Tennis Association ranked her eighth at year-end. World Tennis magazine and Bud Collins also ranked her eighth. John Barrett did not include her in his top 10 rankings. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) ranked her second in the U.S. (Billie Jean Moffitt King was ineligible for a USTA ranking. "Lawn" was dropped from the name of the organization in April 1975.) Won 1 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 3 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 1 of those tournaments. Did not tour Australia. Skipped the European clay court season and the French Open. Lost in the second round at Wimbledon and in the first round at the US Open. Played the U.S. Clay Court Championship for the first time since 1970, losing in the semifinals. Played neither Wightman Cup nor Federation Cup. Her 1975 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

2-0 Lesley Hunt
2-0 Laura DuPont
2-0 Janet Newberry
1-0 Mima Jausovec
1-0 Kristen Kemmer Shaw
1-0 Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat
1-0 Valerie Ziegenfuss
1-0 Glynis Coles
1-0 Joanne Russell
1-0 Rosemary Casals
1-0 Patti Hogan Fordyce
1-1 Virginia Wade
1-2 Martina Navratilova
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-0 Karen Hantze Susman
0-0 Francoise Durr
0-0 Wendy Turnbull
0-0 Betty Stove
0-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
0-0 Judy Tegart Dalton
0-0 Darlene Hard
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
0-0 Ann Haydon Jones
0-0 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
0-0 Kerry Melville Reid
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-1 Linky Boshoff
0-1 Mona Schallau
0-1 Marcie Louie
0-1 Olga Morozova
0-1 Margaret Smith Court
0-2 Carolyn Meyer
0-2 Chris Evert

Women's doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

Mixed doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

*********

Week of January 6, 1975
Virginia Slims of California
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Indoors
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-2, 6-1
2R: d. Lesley Hunt 6-4, 6-3
QF: lost to Martina Navratilova 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles with Sue Stap:
1R: lost to Chris Evert / Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-0, 3-6, 6-2

Martina Navratilova had defeated fourth-seeded Rosemary Casals before eliminating Richey. Navratilova never trailed Richey in their match.

Week of January 13, 1975
Virginia Slims of Sarasota
Robarts Sports Arena, Sarasota, Florida
Indoors
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Ann Kiyomura 6-2, 6-1
2R: d. Lesley Hunt 6-3, 6-3
QF: lost to Virginia Wade [4] 6-3, 7-6

Women's doubles with Sue Stap:
1R :d. Kerry Melville Reid / Mona Schallau 6-3, 6-2
SF: lost to Chris Evert / Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-4, 6-4

In an interview during the tournament, Richey said, "I'm as keen now as I was ten years ago. I plan to play as long as I still enjoy the game." Concerning clay courts, she said, "Everyone still thinks that's all I play. Actually, I prefer hard courts - cement or a carpet."

Week of January 20, 1975 (one-day event on January 21)
CBS Pressure Point
Palmos Del Mar, Puerto Rico
$42,500 total prize money
Clay

Scores are points, not games:
1R: d. Kerry Melville Reid 7-1
2R: d. Pam Teeguarden 7-5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhVML92SzwI&feature=related
SF: lost to Betty Stove 7-6

Week of February 3, 1975
Virginia Slims of Cleveland
Coliseum at Richfield, Cleveland, Ohio
Indoors
Richey was seeded [6]

1R: d. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 7-5, 6-2
2R: d. Kathy Kuykendall 6-2, 6-7(5-1), 6-3
QF: lost to Olga Morozova [3] 7-5, 2-6, 6-0

Women's doubles with Karen Krantzcke:
QF: lost to Francoise Durr / Betty Stove 6-1, 6-2

Many of the first round matches were played in private, before no spectators, because the sponsoring Junior League of Akron believed it not economically feasible for the public to watch them. Chris Evert said the court was the fastest she had ever played on (to that point in her career).

Week of February 10, 1975
Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Indoors
Richey was seeded [6]

1R: d. Mima Jausovec 6-2, 6-1
2R: d. Sharon Walsh Pete 6-4, 6-2
QF: lost to Margaret Smith Court [3] 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Week of March 17, 1975
Maureen Connolly Brinker International Tennis Championship
Virginia Slims
Dallas, Texas
Indoors
Richey was seeded [6]

1R: lost to Carolyn Meyer 6-3, 3-6, 7-6

Carolyn Meyer was the 1974 national collegiate champion. Richey had a 2-break, 4-1 lead in the third set. She played with a thigh injury that forced her to withdraw from the previous week's tournament in Houston.

Week of March 24, 1975
Virginia Slims of Philadelphia
The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indoors
Richey was seeded [7]

1R: d. Brigitte Cuypers 0-6, 6-2, 6-0
2R: d. Janet Newberry 6-7(5-3), 6-0, 6-3
QF: lost to Chris Evert [2] 7-6, 6-1

Richey lost the first 7 games of the match against Brigitte Cuypers before winning 12 of the next 13 games.

Week of March 31, 1975
Virginia Slims Championships
Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Indoors
Richey was seeded [8]

1R: lost to Marcie Louie 7-6(5-4), 7-5

Nancy's husband Ken said that a muscle injury had slowed down his wife, allowing her to practice only two hours a day rather than her customary 5 or 6. Richey ran Marcie Louie all about the court only to let points slip away as Louie got the ball back and eventually came to the net on sliced forehands to win with volleys. Because Richey lost in the first round, she did not qualify for the three-day round robin portion of the tournament.

Week of April 14, 1975
Family Circle Cup
Amelia Island, Florida
Clay

1R: d. Laura DuPont 6-1, 6-3
2R: lost to Martina Navratilova [2] 7-5, 7-5

Women's doubles with Sue Stap:
1R: lost to Rosemary Casals / Olga Morozova 6-3, 7-5

Week of May 5, 1975
World Team Tennis
Played for Pittsburgh as a substitute for Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Games: 13-10 in singles and 6-13 in doubles

May 5: d. Betty Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart Dent Grout 7-6(5-3)
May 9: d. Sue Stap 6-4

May 5: with Rayni Fox, lost to Rosemary Casals / Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 7-5
May 9: with Fox, lost to Ann Haydon Jones / Laura DuPont 6-1

Week of June 23, 1975
Wimbledon
All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: bye
2R: lost to Linky Boshoff 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Richey was slated to play sixth-seeded Virginia Wade in the fourth round.

Week of August 4, 1975
U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis Racquet Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Clay
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Laurie Rowley 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(4)
2R: d. Joanne Russell 6-2, 6-7, 6-1
3R: d. Laura DuPont 6-1, 7-5
QF: d. Janet Newberry [5] 6-4, 7-5
SF: lost to Chris Evert [1] 6-7(5), 7-5, 4-2 (40-30), retired

Richey played this event for the first time since 1970. In the first round, she broke Laurie Rowley's serve to lead 6-5 in the third set, only to get broken herself.

On the "steaming hot" center court of the Indianapolis Racquet Club, Chris Evert took a 5-3 first set lead over Richey in the semifinals after Evert became the first player to hold serve in the match. Richey broke back immediately and held serve to tie the set at 5-5. Both held serve to force a tiebreak, which Richey won 7-5. In the second set, Richey was "forcing the play, hitting her compact drives deep and hard, moving Evert about unmercifully." Richey had 2 match points with Evert serving at 0-5 (15-40) in the second set. Richey missed a backhand down-the-line on the first match point. Evert missed her first serve in the next point but got her second serve in. After a tense rally, Evert hit a forehand down-the-line winner to save the second match point. She won the game on a drop shot that clipped the net cord and barely dropped over. Evert, playing "air-tight, perfect tennis," then won 6 consecutive games to tie the match. Richey then won the first 2 games of the third set before Evert won the next 4 games. Richey retired from the match with a severe cramp in her upper right leg. As she walked off the court, she said through tears, "I can't move. I can't move." Later, she said, "That's the way it goes." Evert called it an "up and down" match and said, "I would have liked for her to have been able to play all the way and not retire. I've had tough matches before but nothing like this. It was the best comeback I ever had." She said she had thought the match was lost when she trailed 5-0 in the second set and was already thinking about her upcoming doubles match with sister Jeanne. In an interview a few months later, Evert said, "I played a sloppy match. I wasn't playing good tennis. Nancy was playing errorless tennis. She was doing everything a little better than I was that day. It was hot, and I just didn't feel like staying out there. I had been on Sporteze [indoors] all year, then I went to grass, and then I went to clay and I lost my patience completely. She was getting everything, and she was hitting hard and was moving." This was Evert's 73rd consecutive win on clay.
http://chrisevert.net/uscc.html
http://chrisevert.net/uscc1.html
http://chrisevert.net/uscc4.html

Week of August 25, 1975
US Open
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Clay
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: lost to Mona Schallau 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Richey would have played fourth-seeded and eventual runner-up Evonne Goolagong Cawley in the second round had she defeated Mona Schallau.

Week of September 22, 1975
Majestic '75
Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado
Indoors
Richey was seeded [5]

3R: d. Mary McLean 6-2, 6-3
4R: d. Kristen Kemmer Shaw 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Rosemary Casals 7-6, 6-2
SF: lost to Carolyn Meyer 6-4, 6-4

Women's doubles with Sue Stap:
1R: d. Renata Tomanova / Regina Marsikova 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
?R: lost to Linky Boshoff / Ilana Kloss 6-1, 6-2

Week of October 6, 1975
Phoenix Thunderbird Open
Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: bye
2R: d. Glynis Coles 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
3R: d. Kate Latham 6-2, 6-3
QF: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
SF: d. Martina Navratilova [2] 6-1, 6-3
F: d. Virginia Wade [1] 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Women's doubles with Sue Stap:
1R: d. Stuart / Viotman 4-6, 6-4, 7-6
2R: d. Chang / Louie 6-3, 6-1
QF: lost to Ann Kiyomura / Mona Schallau 6-3, 6-4

Richey played nearly flawless tennis in the semifinals while Martina Navratilova committed error after error. Richey claimed the last main tour singles title of her career and her first since August 1972 in Denver. Richey had a 4-2 lead in the first set of the final before Virginia Wade won the last four games of that set.

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

Singles: 14-8 (63.6%) win-loss record, including 3-2 on clay, 0-0 on grass, 1-1 hard, 10-5 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. The Women's Tennis Association, Bud Collins, John Barrett, and World Tennis magazine did not include her in their year-end top 10 rankings. The United States Tennis Association ranked her third in the U.S., the 16th time she had been ranked in the top 10. That tied Louise Brough Clapp's record. Won none of the 9 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 2 of the 9 tournaments she played. Reached the final in none of those tournaments. Did not tour Australia. Skipped the European clay court season and the French Open. Did not play Wimbledon. Lost in the second round at the US Open. Played World Team Tennis during the summer but did not play the U.S. Clay Court Championship. Played neither Wightman Cup nor Federation Cup. Her 1976 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

1-0 Jeanne Evert
1-0 Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin
1-0 Kerry Melville Reid
1-0 Betty Stove
1-0 Linky Boshoff
1-0 Glynis Coles
1-0 Joanne Russell
1-0 Marcie Louie
1-0 Olga Morozova
1-1 Carolyn Meyer
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-0 Karen Hantze Susman
0-0 Rosemary Casals
0-0 Francoise Durr
0-0 Wendy Turnbull
0-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
0-0 Judy Tegart Dalton
0-0 Darlene Hard
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
0-0 Ann Haydon Jones
0-0 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-1 Virginia Ruzici
0-1 Martina Navratilova
0-1 Sue Barker
0-2 Virginia Wade
0-2 Chris Evert

Women's doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

Mixed doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

*********

Week of December 27, 1975
Spaulding World Mixed Doubles Championship
Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas
Indoors
Partner: Cliff Richey

QF: lost to Marty Riessen / Martina Navratilova [2] 6-2, 7-5

Week of January 12, 1976
Virginia Slims of Houston
Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas
Indoors
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Joanne Russell 6-2, 6-3
2R: d. Terry Holladay 6-0, 6-3
QF: d. Marcie Louie [8] 6-2, 6-2
SF: lost to Martina Navratilova [2] 5-7, 6-0, 7-5
3rd place playoff: Rosemary Casals won 8-7

Women's doubles with Terry Holladay:
1R: lost to Carolyn Meyer / Wendy Overton 7-6, 6-4

Richey trailed Martina Navratilova 4-2 in the first set before tying at 4-4. She won the set by breaking Navratilova in the 12th game. Richey then lost 8 consecutive games but tied the final set at 4-4 before losing the match while serving at 5-6.

Week of January 26, 1976
Virginia Slims of Chicago
Indoors
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Brigitte Cuypers 6-4, 2-0 retired (because of bruising suffered in an automobile accident)
2R: d. Marina Kroshina 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
QF: d. Olga Morozova [4] 7-5, 1-6, 6-1
SF: lost to Virginia Wade [1] 1-6, 7-5, 7-5

Women's doubles with Julie Anthony:
1R: lost to Natasha Chymreva / Marina Kroshina 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

Virginia Wade said, "I had trouble getting up" for the match with Richey. Unknown if there was a third place playoff between Martina Navratilova and Richey.

Week of February 2, 1976
Virginia Slims of Akron
Indoors
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Elly Appel Vessies 6-4, 6-1
2R: d. Carolyn Meyer 6-4, 6-3
QF: lost to Virginia Wade [1] 6-3, 7-5

Women's doubles with Pam Teeguarden:
1R: lost to Olga Morozova / Virginia Wade [1] 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Virginia Wade defeated Richey in a tense match that brought Wade's temper near the boiling point. She questioned line calls, "made a gesture at a linesman not usually seen in traditional tennis circles," and bounced an overhead smash off another linesperson.

Week of March 1, 1976
Virginia Slims of San Francisco
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Indoors
Richey was seeded [6]

2R: d. Linky Boshoff 7-5, 6-1
3R: d. Betty Stove 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
QF: lost to Chris Evert [2] 6-3, 6-1

Chris Evert ran Richey into "near exhaustion."

Week of March 15, 1976
Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Indoors
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: lost to Carolyn Meyer 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Sue Barker:
1R: d. Carolyn Meyer / Wendy Overton 6-3, 6-3
QF: lost to Mona Guerrant / Ann Kiyomura 7-6, 1-6, 6-2

Carolyn Meyer said, "I read in the paper where she thought she should beat me. That made me mad." Meyer used a strong net game to defeat Richey.

Week of April 26, 1976
Family Circle Cup
Amelia Island, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Glynis Coles 6-3, 6-3
2R: d. Jeanne Evert 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
QF: lost to Sue Barker [6] 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Women's doubles with Tory Fretz:
1R: lost to Kathy Kuykendall / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3, 6-3

Richey trailed Jeanne Evert 5-3 in the third set before winning the last four games of the match. Richey led Sue Barker 3-1 in the third set before losing 5 of the last 6 games of the match.

Summer months, 1976
World Team Tennis
Played for both Pittsburgh and Hawaii.

Singles games win-loss record: 150-172 (46.6%) (Her percentage ranked seventh in the league.)

Women's doubles games win-loss record: 130-188 (40.9%)

May 22: d. Terry Holladay 6-3
May 23: lost to Betty Stove 7-6
May 26: lost to Mona Guerrant 6-2
June 2: lost to Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 6-4
June 4: lost to Stove 6-2
June 11: d. Greer Stevens 6-2
July 5: d. Ann Haydon Jones (score unknown)
July 7: lost to Martina Navratilova 6-2
July 8: d. Holladay 6-2
July 14: d. Stove 7-5
July 17: lost to Chris Evert 6-1
July 20: lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-0
July 21: d. Stevens 6-3
July 22: d. Carolyn Meyer 6-3
July 27: d. Kristen Kemmer Shaw 6-3
July 28: lost to Kemmer Shaw 7-6
July 29: lost to Fromholtz Balestrat 6-2
August 4: lost to Goolagong Cawley 6-4

Week of August 30, 1976
US Open
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Clay
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-3, 7-6(1)
2R: lost to Virginia Ruzici 3-6, 7-6, 7-5

Richey played neither women's nor mixed doubles.

In a drizzling rain, Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin "engaged the dogged Miss Richey in slugging duels from the baseline, both hitting with tremendous pace and taking gambles." Richey trailed 4-2 in the second set.

The New York Times reported that "age may have finally caught up with Miss Richey, America's former queen of the clay courts. Although serving for 5-0 in the final set and later for the match at 5-3, the 34 year old Texan was beaten by a tenacious [Virginia] Ruzici in a match that lasted 2 hours and 49 minutes." Richey had been slated to play third-seeded Virginia Wade in the quarterfinals.

Week of October 4, 1976
Phoenix Thunderbird
Phoenix, Arizona
Hard

1R: bye
2R: Joanne Russell advanced by walkover

Week of October 18, 1976
Colgate Inaugural
Mission Hills Country Club, Palm Springs, California
Hard

1R: d. Kerry Melville Reid 7-5, 6-4
QF: lost to Chris Evert [1] 6-4, 6-1

Richey won the first 2 games of the quarterfinal against Chris Evert before Evert took a 5-3 lead. "Evert and Richey pounded each other relentlessly in their well-played first set with Richey breaking Evert's serve in the ninth game to trail only 5-4. But Evert used her powerful ground strokes to capture the first three points on Richey's service in the 10th game and soon after closed out the set with a deftly executed lob that touched the end line." The only game Richey won in the second set was a break of serve in the third game as she appeared to tire. Evert said, "She played one of her best first sets ever against me. I tried to make her run as much as possible and she gave me a good workout."

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

Singles: 18-7 (72.0%) win-loss record, including 17-4 on clay, 0-0 on grass, 0-1 hard, 0-2 indoors, and 1-0 unknown surface. Finished 26th in the year-end rankings of the Women's Tennis Association. The United States Tennis Association, no tennis publication, and no tennis writer included her in their top 10. Won 2 of the 9 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 3 of the 9 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 3 of those tournaments. Did not tour Australia. Skipped the European clay court season except for the French Open, where she lost in the third round. Did not play Wimbledon. Lost in the fourth round at the US Open. Runner-up at the U.S. Clay Court Championship. Played neither Wightman Cup nor Federation Cup. In a poll by Miami tennis writer Jim Martz, Richey and Margaret Smith Court were voted most religious on the Virginia Slims tour. Her 1977 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

1-0 Lesley Hunt
1-0 Wendy Overton
0-0 Kerry Melville Reid
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-0 Darlene Hard
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
0-0 Ann Haydon Jones
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-0 Martina Navratilova
0-0 Virginia Wade
0-0 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
0-0 Karen Hantze Susman
0-0 Francoise Durr
0-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
0-0 Judy Tegart Dalton
0-1 Laura DuPont
0-1 Glynis Coles
0-1 Rosemary Casals
0-1 Renata Tomanova
0-1 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-1 Pam Teeguarden
0-1 Chris Evert

Women's doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

Mixed doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

*********

Week of January 17, 1977
Virginia Slims of Houston
Astroarena, Houston, Texas
Indoors
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: lost to Rosemary Casals [3] 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

Richey lead by a set and 3-1 versus Rosemary Casals, who said, "I hate to play Nancy because I hate to work so hard."

Week of January 31, 1977
Virginia Slims of Seattle
Seattle Arena, Seattle, Washington
Indoors
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: lost to Renata Tomanova 6-3, 6-1

Week of March 28, 1977
Family Circle Cup
Sea Pines Racquet Club, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Clay
Richey was [unseeded]

First qualifying match: d. Robin Kahn (straight sets)
Second qualifying match: d. Carolyn Stoll (straight sets)
Final qualifying match: d. Nancy Yeargin 6-1, 6-3
1R: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [8] 0-6, 7-6(5-2), 6-2

Richey won the first seven games against Billie Jean Moffitt King. This was the last time they ever played each other in singles. The final head-to-head record was 18-12 in favor of Moffitt King. This was the first time ever that Richey had to qualify for the main draw of a tournament.

Week of May 23, 1977
French Open
Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [8]

1R: d. Michele Tyler 6-0, 6-3
2R: d. Fiorella Bonicelli 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
3R: lost to Pam Teeguarden 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Richey played neither women's nor mixed doubles.

Richey "appeared drained" in the third set versus Pam Teeguarden. This was the first time Richey had lost to her. Richey would have played top-seeded and eventual champion Mima Jausovec in the quarterfinals had Richey defeated Teeguarden.

About Wimbledon, Richey said, "I'm not going to Wimbledon even though it is the centennial. I'm going to go back to the states and play in two small tournaments to keep my place on the computer rankings."

Week of June 27, 1977
Wachovia Southern Tennis Championships
Raleigh Racquet Club, Raleigh, North Carolina
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Vicki Beggs 6-0, 6-3
2R: d. Nancy Yeargin 6-3, 6-4
QF: d. Barbara Jordan 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
SF: d. Barbara Hallquist [3] 6-2, 6-1
F: d. Kate Latham [2] 6-1, 6-2

Week of ????
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Surface unknown

F: d. Mary Hamm (score unknown)

Week of August 8, 1977
U.S. Clay Court Championship
Indianapolis Racquet Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Clay
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Mary Carillo 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
2R: d. Wendy Overton 6-3, 6-1
QF: d. Katja Burgemeister Ebbinghaus 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Iris Riedl 6-3, 6-3
F: lost to Laura DuPont [3] 6-4, 6-3

In the nightime final, rain started falling during the first game, delaying play for 16 minutes. "The soggy court aided [Laura] DuPont's relentless retrieving, and Richey never looked like a winner after losing a 4-1 lead in the first set." DuPont won the next 7 games before Richey tied the second set at 2-all. But DuPont immediately broke back to take a 3-2 lead and then broke again in the ninth game to win the match. DuPont had defeated Maria Bueno in the quarterfinals after trailing by a set and 4-2.

Week of August 29, 1977
US Open
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Clay
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Mary Struthers 6-2, 6-2
2R: d. Maureen "Peanut" Louie 7-6, 6-2
3R: d. Lesley Hunt 6-1, 7-6(5) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t2WLC-05Ok
4R: lost to Chris Evert [1] 6-3, 6-0

This was the last time that Chris Evert played Richey in singles. Richey won their first 5 matches, but Evert won the last 6.

Week of November 28, 1977
South African Open
Johannesburg, South Africa
Hard
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: lost to Glynis Coles 7-6(4), 6-3

"A bad line call against Richey at a crucial stage of the first set was largely responsible for her loss.... Richey was serving at 4-3 in the tiebreaker. A return of service from Coles cleared the baseline by a good six inches. The umpire called 4-4. In disbelief, Richey walked to him and pleaded, argued, and cajoled. But it was a case of wasted words."

austinrunner
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:12 PM
Summary of Richey's Year

Singles: 6-9 (40.0%) win-loss record, including 1-2 on clay, 0-0 on grass, 0-1 hard, 5-6 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. The Women's Tennis Association did not include her in its year-end top 10 rankings. The USLTA, no tennis publication, and no tennis writer included her in their top 10. Won none of the 9 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in none of the 9 tournaments she played. Reached the final in none of those tournaments. Did not tour Australia. Skipped the European clay court season except for the French Open, where she lost in the second round. Did not play Wimbledon. Lost in the first round at the US Open. Did not play the U.S. Clay Court Championship, Wightman Cup, or Federation Cup. Her 1978 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

1-0 Pam Teeguarden
1-0 Mima Jausovec
1-1 Lesley Hunt
0-0 Kerry Melville Reid
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-0 Darlene Hard
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
0-0 Ann Haydon Jones
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-0 Martina Navratilova
0-0 Virginia Wade
0-0 Karen Hantze Susman
0-0 Francoise Durr
0-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
0-0 Judy Tegart Dalton
0-0 Rosemary Casals
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-0 Chris Evert
0-1 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
0-1 Joanne Russell****
0-1 Wendy Turnbull
0-1 Regina Marsikova
0-1 Viviana Gonzalez
0-3 Betty Stove

Women's doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

Mixed doubles: Richey did not win a title. She also did not play a Grand Slam event.

*********

Week of January 2, 1978
Virginia Slims of Washington
Charles E. Smith Center, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Indoors
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Betsy Nagleson 6-4, 6-1
2R: d. Lesley Hunt 6-2, 6-2
QF: lost to Joanne Russell 6-3 6-4

Week of January 9, 1978
Virginia Slims of Hollywood
Hollywood, Florida
Indoors

1R: d. Janet Newberry 6-1, 6-2
2R: d. Pam Teeguarden 6-1, 6-4
QF: lost to Betty Stove [4] 6-4, 6-7(5-2), 7-5

Betty Stove said after the match, "The beginning was really bad for both sides. I wanted to give it away. She wanted to give it away. It looked as if no one wanted to have it in the beginning."

Week of January 16, 1978
Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, Texas
Indoors

1R: lost to Betty Stove [6] 6-3, 7-5

Week of February 6, 1978
Virginia Slims of Seattle
Center Arena, Seattle, Washington
Indoors

1R: d. Mima Jausovec 6-2, 7-6
2R: lost to Wendy Turnbull [5] 6-3, 7-6

Week of February 27, 1978
Virginia Slims of Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
Indoors

1R: lost to Evonne Goolagong Cawley [2] 6-0, 6-1

The match lasted just 40 minutes. Goolagong Cawley broke Richey all 6 times she served and won 10 consecutive points early in the second set. Goolagon Cawley "ran Richey from corner to corner...."

Week of March 6, 1978
Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Indoors

1R: lost to Betty Stove [3] 6-2, 6-4

Week of April 10, 1978
Family Circle Cup
Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Clay

1R: lost to Regina Marsikova 7-5, 6-0

Week of May 29, 1978
French Open
Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Trish Bostram 6-2 6-2
2R: lost to Viviana Gonzalez 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Viviana Gonzalez from Argentina used a net game to win the match.

July-August, 1978
World Team Tennis

July 25: lost to Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 6-2
July 27: lost to Sue Barker 6-1
August 3: lost to Kerry Melville Reid 6-4

Week of August 28, 1978
US Open
USTA National Tennis Center, New York City
Hard
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: lost to Lesley Hunt 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Richey was in third-seeded Virginia Wade's quarter of the draw.

austinrunner
Sep 9th, 2010, 11:25 PM
Richey lost the 35-and-over final at the 1979 US Open to Renee Richards 7-6, 6-2.

chris whiteside
Sep 14th, 2010, 01:20 PM
I may be wrong but I thought the 1968 rankings which appeared in World Tennis were sponsored by Seagram International with the panel being supplied data by Joe McCauley of the magazine?

BJK received 149 points out of 150 so one lone correspondent had another player in the top position and I can't see that this could have been anyone other than Nancy.

When you look at the rankings for say 1965, 1970 or 1972 I think it shows how dangerous it is to rely on those of just one person - today Lance Tingay's lists are almost accepted as "official". While everyone's opinion is equally as valid there's something seriously amiss when for example two leading world experts are ranking the same player as either #3 or 8, #4 or 10 or #2 or 8.

chris whiteside
Sep 17th, 2010, 12:16 PM
The US rankings for 1965 are interesting in that Nancy is co-ranked #1 with BJK.

The Rankings Committee originally placed BJ at #1 and Nancy at #2.

When this came to be ratified at the AGM the Texan delegation protested and put forward an amendment that Nancy should be #1 - however they could not get a seconder for this motion so it was shelved.

They then hurriedly put forward another proposal that the players should be co-ranked #1 which did find support and was carried when put to the vote.

chris whiteside
Sep 17th, 2010, 12:32 PM
The 1960 Yearbook which gives the 1959 rankings lists Nancy as #14 in the US but no data is given.

For 1961 Nancy was not given a ranking on the grounds of "Insufficient Data".

According to World Tennis the Ranking Committee reported that Nancy played 15 events in 1966 - 6 in the US and 9 foreign but they are not detailed. The h2hs with Smith, Bueno, Jones, Durr, Wade and Melville are mentioned as above also 1-0 Ziegenfuss and 0-1 Hogan but no other data.

austinrunner
Sep 18th, 2010, 06:47 AM
The US rankings for 1965 are interesting in that Nancy is co-ranked #1 with BJK.

The Rankings Committee originally placed BJ at #1 and Nancy at #2.

When this came to be ratified at the AGM the Texan delegation protested and put forward an amendment that Nancy should be #1 - however they could not get a seconder for this motion so it was shelved.

They then hurriedly put forward another proposal that the players should be co-ranked #1 which did find support and was carried when put to the vote.

The vote was 59,810 (59.3%) to 40,966 (40.7%).

SW15sport
Sep 21st, 2010, 11:15 PM
Hey everyone - does anyone know the tiebreaker score from the 1972 San Juan SF (76, 61) of King and Richey? It hasn't been listed in any previous posts that I'm aware of

chris whiteside
Sep 22nd, 2010, 06:08 PM
According to World Tennis (Joe McCauley) Nancy's career h2hs against leading contemporaries at the end of the 1971 Season (04 October 1971) were:

Nancy's total first

Peaches Bartkowicz 8-0
Lesley Bowrey 10-3
Rosie Casals 7-4
Margaret Court 4-12
Judy Dalton 12-5
Annette du Plooy 3-0
Francoise Durr 8-1
Julie Heldman 5-1
Ann Jones 5-10
Billie-Jean King 10-8
Karen Krantzcke 4-0
Kerry Melville 9-3
Helga Niessen 1-0
Virginia Wade 6-3

chris whiteside
Sep 22nd, 2010, 06:15 PM
The Howard Hughes Open in Las Vegas in October 1969 was part of the 1970 ranking season.

I don't think Ann Jones won the first set of their semi. I have only ever seen a score of 7-5 6-0 in Nancy's favour.

austinrunner
Sep 23rd, 2010, 03:09 AM
I don't think Ann Jones won the first set of their semi. I have only ever seen a score of 7-5 6-0 in Nancy's favour.

Several newspapers from the period reported the 3-set score.

chris whiteside
Sep 23rd, 2010, 02:02 PM
Several newspapers from the period reported the 3-set score.

That's interesting because both World Tennis December 1969 and the BP Year Book for 1970 (covering 1969) give the result as 7-5 6-0. Rollo also lists it as this in the results database but I would suspect this is because he probably used WT as a source.

I was thinking at first that the newspapers at the time were more likely to be right but then I suppose it's possible the wrong score was given and then subsequently corrected. WT and BP are separate sources.

I doubt there's any way now of finding the correct score.

Rollo
Sep 23rd, 2010, 03:55 PM
Hi gentleman. The New York Times also reports a three set score, adding in a couple of interesting bits. Court and jones were the top 2 seeds, and the day was extremely windy.

pepetaco
Sep 24th, 2010, 06:04 AM
[QUOTE=chris whiteside;18557784]The Howard Hughes Open in Las Vegas in October 1969 was part of the 1970 ranking season.

I don't think Ann Jones won the first set of their semi. I have only ever seen a score of 7-5 6-0 in Nancy's favour.[/QUOTE

Hi Chris ...i can give you a rundown on that match...we were staying at the Frontier Hotel and my dad and i stepped out of the hotel door to go to the courts to warm up at 11 am and just as we opened the door something blew in and it blew 40 miles an hour the rest of the day ...some of the toughest playing conditions i ever played in...it was not a straight set match...it was a long three setter and i was down match point in the third as well as i remember and just at that point a baby started screaming in the middle of the point...i think it bothered Ann as i won the point and went on to win the match...wish i had the scores for you but i don't...all i know is that i am quite sure it was a 3 setter...another thing when Ann lost the match point Pip got up and walked out...
Sept. 25th...the match point must have been in the second set and not the third...i guess i remember that particular match so well because it went from dead calm to near hurricane proportion wind just as we opened the door...

chris whiteside
Sep 24th, 2010, 11:42 AM
[QUOTE=chris whiteside;18557784]The Howard Hughes Open in Las Vegas in October 1969 was part of the 1970 ranking season.

I don't think Ann Jones won the first set of their semi. I have only ever seen a score of 7-5 6-0 in Nancy's favour.[/QUOTE

Hi Chris ...i can give you a rundown on that match...we were staying at the Frontier Hotel and my dad and i stepped out of the hotel door to go to the courts to warm up at 11 am and just as we opened the door something blew in and it blew 40 miles an hour the rest of the day ...some of the toughest playing conditions i ever played in...it was not a straight set match...it was a long three setter and i was down match point in the third as well as i remember and just at that point a baby started screaming in the middle of the point...i think it bothered Ann as i won the point and went on to win the match...wish i had the scores for you but i don't...all i know is that i am quite sure it was a 3 setter...another thing when Ann lost the match point Pip got up and walked out...

Thanks for clarifying, Nancy. It's great that amongst the plethora of matches you played you can remember this so we can amend the records which are wrong.

austinrunner
Oct 9th, 2010, 03:31 AM
1957 through 1979 is about 95 percent complete.

pepetaco
Oct 15th, 2010, 04:33 AM
[QUOTE=pepetaco;18564434]

Thanks for clarifying, Nancy. It's great that amongst the plethora of matches you played you can remember this so we can amend the records which are wrong.

Chris...there are lots of matches i don't remember but i do remember that one being a three setter in the wind..i thought she had the match point in the third but it was probably in the 2nd set...when you are down match point and it's blowing 40 miles an hour and a baby starts screaming and you guts out the point and end up winning the match and the tournament it rather sticks in your mind to a large degree....i can't tell you the exact score but i do know it was 3 sets...if there are sources that give the 3 set score i would go with that not the one in World Tennis