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austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 03:56 AM

Billie Jean Moffitt King career results
 
I am compiling every match Billie Jean Moffitt King played from 1958 through 1990. So far, her overall singles record is 1,102-250 (81.5%).

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

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

austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 03:57 AM

Re: Billie Jean Moffitt King career results
 
King's singles results by year:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 03:58 AM

1958
 
Listed below is 1 singles tournament. Her win-loss record as listed below is 1-1 (1-1 hard). No singles titles and no women's doubles titles.

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

Hard

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

austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 03:58 AM

1959
 
Listed below are 6 singles tournaments. Her singles win-loss record as listed below is 10-6 (8-5 grass, 2-1 hard). Her women's doubles win-loss record as listed below is 5-3 (5-3 grass). No singles titles and no women's doubles titles.

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

Grass

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

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

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

Grass

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

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

Mixed doubles:
No results found.

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

Grass

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

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

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

Grass

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

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

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

Grass
King was [unseeded]

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

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

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

King had a match point but could not convert.

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

Hard

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

55 games were needed to decide the mixed doubles quarterfinal.

austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 03:58 AM

1960
 
Listed below are 11 singles tournaments. Her win-loss record as listed below is 19-10 (15-4 grass, 3-5 hard, 1-1 clay). Her women's doubles win-loss record as listed below is 13-7 (6-4 grass, 4-3 hard, 3-0 clay). 1 singles title and 1 women's doubles title.

Week of February 8, 1960
Palm Desert Invitational, Shadow Mountain Club, Palm Desert, California

Hard
King was seeded [2]

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

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

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

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

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

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

1R Diane Wootton advanced by walkover

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 03:59 AM

1961
 
Listed below are 14 singles tournaments plus Wightman Cup. Her win-loss record as listed below is 31-13 (10-6 hard, 17-5 grass, 4-2 clay). 2 singles titles and 3 women's doubles titles, including Wimbledon.

Week of November 28, 1960
U.S. Hard Court Championships, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, La Jolla, California

Hard
King was seeded [1]

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

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

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

Hard

F lost to Carole Caldwell Graebner (score unknown)

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 03:59 AM

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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


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


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

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

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

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

The following picture was taken sometime during this tournament:



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

Clay

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Picture taken sometime during this tournament.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hard

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 04:55 AM

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

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

Hard

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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






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


Pre-match photograph.




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







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

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

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

Week of July 8, 1963
Irish Championships, Dublin
Grass

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

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



Photo taken sometime during this tournament.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Photo taken sometime during this tournament.

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

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

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

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

austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 05:11 AM

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

Week of January 6, 1964
Dallas Indoor Invitational, Texas

Indoor

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

Week of January 20, 1964
Metropolitan Championships, Los Angeles

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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


This picture was taken sometime during this tournament.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 05:11 AM

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

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


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

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

Indoor (wood)

SF lost to Karen Hantze Susman (score unknown)

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Week of January 4, 1965
Western Australia Championships, Perth

Grass

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

This match was played in high winds.

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

The following picture was taken sometime during this tournament.



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

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

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

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




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





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

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



F lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 8-6, 7-5 http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=70482

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

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

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




austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 05:12 AM

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

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

Indoor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):

1R/SF d. Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz / Paulette Verzin 6-1, 15-13
F d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Carol Hanks Aucamp 4-6, 6-3, 8-6

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

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

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

Women's doubles:
No results found.

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



F d. Maria Bueno [2] 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...ean-king&hl=en
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Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals):
1R bye
2R d. Lidy Jansen Venneboer / Elsie Spruyt 6-4, 6-4
3R d. Lucia Bassi / Maria-Teresa Riedl 6-1, 6-3
QF lost to Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton [1] 6-3, 6-4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1R bye
2R Emilie Burrer advanced by walkover

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mixed doubles:
Did not play.

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

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

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

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

austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 05:13 AM

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

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

Week of February 6, 1967
New England Women's Invitational Indoor Tennis Championships, Salem, Massachusetts

Indoor
King was seeded [1]

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

The final lasted 2 hours, 35 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

King also won the mixed doubles title with Charles ________.

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

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



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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







Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [3]):
1R d. Ada Bakker / Astrid Suurbeek 6-1, 6-1
2R d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer / Monique Salfati 6-3, 6-2
3R d. Donna Floyd Fales / Betty Rosenquest Pratt 6-4, 6-2
QF d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-3
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones / Virginia Wade [2] 6-1, 6-4



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

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

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



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

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





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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 05:13 AM

1968
 
Listed below are 23 tournaments, 14 of which she won, plus a U.S. versus Australia series. Her win-loss record as listed below is 69-11 (7-1 clay, 37-3 grass, 1-1 hard, 22-3 indoor, 2-3 unknown).

The following picture was taken sometime during 1968:



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

Clay

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

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

Week of November 20, 1967
New South Wales Championships, Sydney, Australia

Grass
King was seeded [1 foreign]

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

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

Week of November 27, 1967
Victorian Championships, Kooyong Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia

Grass
King was seeded [1]

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

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

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

Week of December 4, 1967
International series, Memorial Drive, Adelaide, Australia

Grass
U.S. d Australia 5-1

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

Week of December 11, 1967
South Australian Championships, Memorial Drive Courts, Adelaide

Grass
King was seeded [1]

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

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

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

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

Grass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Week of April 8, 1968 (played April 14)
National Tennis League Professional Tour, Cannes, France

Indoor wood (verified in The Times of London)

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

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

Week of April 15, 1968 (probably played April 16-17)
National Tennis League Professional Tour, Paris, France

Indoor wood (verified in The Times of London)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R d. ________ Giordigiani / Olga Morozova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
2R advanced by walkover versus ________ Niox / ________ de Roubin
QF advanced by walkover versus Julie Heldman / ________ Moore
SF d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy / Patricia Walkden Pretorius [4] 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
F lost to Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones [2] 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

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

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

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

1R bye
2R d. Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz 7-5, 6-4 http://www.efootage.com/stock-footag...Jean_King_-_2/
3R d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-2, 7-5
4R d. Faye Moore 6-2, 6-4
QF d. Lesley Turner Bowrey [8] 6-3, 6-4
SF d. Ann Haydon Jones [4] 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 http://www.efootage.com/stock-footag..._At_Wimbledon/



F d. Judy Tegart Dalton [7] 9-7, 7-5 http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=45272 http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=45274 http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//I...06/FS060768088









Women's doubles (with Rosemary Casals) (seeded [1]):
1R bye
2R d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy / Patricia Walkden Pretorius 6-2, 7-5
3R d. Cecilia Martinez / Kristy Pigeon 10-8, 6-0
QF d. Margaret Smith Court / Virginia Wade 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
SF d. Lesley Turner Bowrey / Judy Tegart Dalton [4] 1-6, 6-1, 10-8
F d. Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones [3] 3-6, 6-4, 7-5



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

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

The following pictures were taken sometime during this tournament.






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 05:14 AM

1969 (age 25-26)
 
Listed below are 27 tournaments, 13 of which she won. Her win-loss record as listed below is 70-14 (26-7 grass, 12-1 indoor, 7-1 unknown, 8-4 clay, 17-1 hard). This was the first year since 1965 that King did not win at least 1 Grand Slam singles title.

Week of December 30, 1968
Tasmanian Open, Hobart, Australia

Grass
King was seeded [1]

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

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

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

Week of January 13, 1969
New South Wales Open, White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia

Grass
King was seeded [1]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Week of February 24, 1969 (played February 23-26)
International Pro Tennis Invitational, Chabot College, Hayward, California and the Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California

Indoor
King was seeded [1]

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

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

Indoor

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

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

Indoor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Surface unknown

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

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

Surface unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

austinrunner Feb 5th, 2012 05:15 AM

1970 (age 26-27)
 
Listed below are 18 tournaments (7 of which she won) plus Wightman Cup. Her win-loss record as listed below is 51-11 (9-3 indoor, 10-1 grass, 18-5 clay, 13-2 hard, 1-0 unknown).

Week of February 2, 1970
International Tennis Players Association Indoor Open, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Indoor
King was seeded [2]

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

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

Indoors

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

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

Indoor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Surface unknown

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

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

Hard

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

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

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

Week of April 13, 1970
Monte Carlo Open
Clay

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

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

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



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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







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



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

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

The following picture was taken sometime during this tournament.



King had right knee surgery on July 22.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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