MANDLIKOVA HURT AGAIN
Philadelphia Daily News
Saturday, March 5, 1983
United Press International
For top-seeded Hana Mandlikova, the $50,000 tennis tournament at Rancho Mirage has been nothing but a royal pain in the knee.
Mandlikova retired from her match yesterday against Canada's Carling Bassett after dropping the first set, 6-3, complaining of pain from a recurring knee injury.
Mandlikova has had right knee problems for several months. She pulled out of an indoor event in Chicago last month. She looked strong beating Mary Lou Piatek Thursday and rattled off the first three games of yesterday's match against Bassett in similar fashion.
But the 21-year-old then began to miss many of her shots, and she lost the next six consecutive games before informing the umpire she was withdrawing from the tournament and a shot at the $9,000 first prize.