Originally Posted by Robert1
I once read that Navratilova and Evert wanted Bettina to play for the US team in the early 80s when it wasn't quite clear for which country she was actually playing.
Probably worth noting here that when Betina burst onto the scene as a 15-year-old, who toppled a seed at the U.S. Open -- believe it was Marise Kruger -- she was Peruvian. She represented Peru for a few years before switching to Germany. I was always under the impression that she grew up in Peru.