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Old Mar 19th, 2002, 09:17 AM   #63
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1985

Dates: November 26-December 9
Venue: Kooyong, Mebourne
Surface: Grass
Prize Money: US $1,500,000 (combined)

Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Chris Evert-Lloyd (US)[1] d. Ros Fairbank (SA) 6-1 6-2
Betsy Nagelsen (US) d. Candy Reynolds (US) 4-6 6-3 8-6
Amanda Brown (GB) d. Barbara Gerken (US) 6-2 1-6 6-0
Dianne Balestrat d. Bettina Bunge (Ger) [12] 6-4 6-2
Katerina Maleeva (Bul) [16] d. Sharon Walsh (US) 7-5 6-4
Masako Yanagi (Jpn) [Q] d. Alicia Moulton (US) 7-5 6-2
Myriam Schropp (Ger) d. Marcella Mesker (Neth) 6-3 6-4
Manuela Maleeva (Bul) [7] d. Lea Antonoplis (US) 6-1 6-1

Pam Shriver (US) [4] d. Andrea Holikova (Cz) 6-2 6-3
Rebecca Bryant d. Linda Gates (US) 2-6 6-4 6-2
Etsuko Inoue (Jpn) d. Elizabeth Minter 6-4 7-6 (7-4)
Caterina Lindqvist (Swd)[10] d. Regina Marsikova (Cz) 7-5 6-2
Jo Durie (GB)[13] d. Anne Minter 6-4 6-4
Sara Gomer (GB) d. Lisa Spain-Short (US) 6-2 7-6 (7-5)
Gigi Fernandez (US) d. Karina Karlsson (Swd) 6-1 6-4
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Ger) [5] d. Annabel Croft (GB) 7-5 6-3

Zina Garrison (US) [6] d.Belinda Cordwell (NZ) 6-4 4-6 6-4
Katerina Skronska(Cz) [Q] d. Terry Holladay (US) 6-3 6-3
Ann Henricksson (US) d. Jenny Byrne 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-2
Lisa Bonder (US) [14] d. Louise Field 6-3 6-3
Wendy Turnbull [9] d. Susan Leo [Q] 6-0 6-0
Liz Smylie d. Catherine Suire(Frn) [Q] 6-2 4-6 6-3
Virginia Wade (GB) d. Molly Van Nostrand (US) 6-3 5-7 6-2
Hana Mandlikova (Cz) [3] d. Camille Benjamin (US) 6-2 6-2

Helena Sukova (Cz)[8] d. Janine Thompson 6-4 6-4
Robin White (US) d. Lori McNeil (US) 6-4 5-7 6-1
Christiane Jolissaint (Swt) d. Elise Burgin (US) 6-7 (1-7) 6-4 6-2
Amanda Dingwall d. Pascale Paradis (Frn) [15] 6-2 5-7 6-2
Barbara Potter (US) [11] d. Beth Norton (US) 6-3 6-2
Ann Hobbs (GB) d. Hu Na (US) 6-2 6-3
Nicole Provis (WC) d. Sophie Amiach (Frn) 6-3 6-1
Martina Navratilova (US) [2] d. Dee-Ann Hansell (US) 6-2 6-1

2nd Round

Evert-Lloyd [1] d. Nagelsen 4-6 6-4 6-0
Balestrat d. Brown 6-0 7-5
K Maleeva [16] d. Yanagi [Q] 6-3 7-6 (7-5)
M Maleeva [7] d. Schropp 6-3 6-2
Shriver [4] d. Bryant 6-4 6-1
Lindqvist [10] d. Inoue 6-4 7-5
Durie [13] d. Gomer 6-2 6-3
Kohde-Kilsch [5] d. G Fernandez 6-1 6-2

Garrison [6] d. Skronska 6-1 6-1
Henricksson [Q] d. Bonder [14] 3-6 6-3 9-7
Turnbull [9] d. Smylie 6-0 6-0
Mandlikova [3] d. Wade 6-2 7-6 (7-4)
Sukova [8] d. R White 6-4 6-3
Dingwall d. Jolissant 6-2 7-6 (7-4)
Hobbs d. Potter [11] 6-4 7-5
Navratilova [2] d. Provis [WC] 6-2 6-1

3rd Round

Evert-Lloyd [1] d. Balestrat 6-4 6-1
M Maleeva [7] d. K Maleeva [16] 6-2 6-1
Lindqvist [10] d. Shriver [4] 3-6 6-3 6-2
Kohde-Kilsch [5] d. Durie [13] 3-6 6-1 6-2

Garrison [6] d. Henricksson [Q] 4-6 6-1 6-3
Mandlikova [3] d. Turnbull [9] 6-3 6-4
Sukova [8] d. Dingwall 6-3 6-1
Navratilova [2] d. Hobbs 6-3 6-1

Quarterfinals

Evert-Lloyd [1] d. Maleeva [7] 6-3 6-3
Kohde-Kilsch [5] d. Lindqvist [10] 6-4 6-0
Mandlikova [3] d. Garrison [6] 2-6 6-3 6-3
Navratilova [2] d. Sukova [8] 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Evert-Lloyd [1] d. Kohde-Kilsch [5] 6-1 7-6 (8-6)
Navratilova [2] d. Mandlikova [3] 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 6-4

Final
Martina Navratilova [2] d. Chris Evert-Lloyd [1] 6-2 4-6 6-2
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Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Martina Navratilova (US)/Pam Shriver (US) [1] d. Louise Field/Michelle Turk 6-2 6-1
Jenny Byrne/Janine Thompson d. Carina Karlsson (Swd)/Maria Lindstrom (Swd) 6-4 6-4
Marcella Mesker (Neth)/Pascale Paradis (Frn) d. Andrea Betzner (Ger)/Myriam Schropp 7-6 (7-1) 6-1
Elise Burgin (US)/Elizabeth Smylie[5] d. Sophie Amiach (Frn)/Barbara Gerken (US) 6-1 3-6 6-3
Hana Mandlikova (Cz)/Wendy Turnbull[3] d. Lori McNeil (US)/Catherine Suire (Frn) 6-2 7-6(7-3)
Chris Evert-Lloyd (US)/Caterina Lindqvist (Swd) d. Belinda Cordwell (NZ)/Julie Richardson (NZ) 6-2 1-6 6-3
Jo Durie (GB)/Anne Hobbs (GB) d. Amanda Brown (GB)/Sara Gomer (GB) 7-6 (7-1) 6-2
Ros Fairbank (SA)/Candy Reynolds (US) [7] d. Betsy Nagelsen (US)/Paula Smith (US) 7-6 (7-5) 6-3

Gigi Fernandez (US)/Robin White (US) [6] d. Anne Minter/Elizabeth Minter 6-1 7-6 (7-5)
Zina Garrison (US)/Virginia Wade (GB) d. Annette Gulley/Amanda Dingwall 6-7(8-6) 6-3 6-3
Lisa Bonder (US)/Annabel Croft (GB) d. Lea Antonoplis (US)/Anna-Maria Fernandez (US) 7-5 7-6 (7-5)
Barbara Potter (US)/Sharon Walsh-Pete (US) [4] d. Sue Leo/Pam Whytcross 3-6 6-2 6-1
Katerina Maleeva (Bul)/Manuela Maleeva (Bul) [8] d. Andrea Holikova (Cz)/Katerina Skronska (Cz) 6-3 6-4
Linda Gates (US)/Alicia Moulton (US) d. Ann Henricksson (US)/Christine Jolissaint (Swt) 6-4 4-6 6-3
Terry Holladay (US)/Heather Ludloff (US) d. Camille Benjamin (US)/Molly van Nostrand (US) 6-4 5-7 6-3
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Ger)/Helena Sukova (Cz) [2] d. Heather Crowe (US)/Kim Steinmetz (US) 6-2 6-1

2nd Round

Navratilova/Shriver [1] d. Byrne/Thompson 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-3
Mesker/Paradis d. Burgin/Smylie [5] 2-6 6-4 6-3
Evert-Lloyd/Lindqvist d. Mandlikova/Turnbull [3] 6-3 7-6 (8-6)
Durie/Hobbs d. Fairbank/Reynolds [7] 6-1 6-3

Garrison/Wade d. G Fernandez/R White [6] 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 7-5
Potter/Walsh-Pete [4] d. Bonder/Croft 6-3 6-4
Gates/Moulton d. Maleeva/Maleeva [8] 4-6 6-2 13-11
Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova [2] d. Holladay/Ludloff 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals

Navratilova/Shriver [1] d. Mesker/Paradis 6-4 6-2
Durie/Hobbs d. Evert-Lloyd/Lindqvist 6-4 6-1
Potter/Walsh-Pete [4] d. Garrison/Wade 6-3 3-6 6-3
Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova [2] d. Gates/Moulton 6-4 5-4 retired

Semifinals

Navratilova/Shriver [1] d. Durie/Hobbs 7-6 (7-4) 6-2
Kohde-Kilsch/Sukova [2] d. Potter/Walsh-Pete [4] 3-6 6-4 6-1

Final
Martina Navratilova/Pam Shriver [1] d. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch/Helena Sukova [2] 6-3 6-4
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Draw notes:

Amanda Dingwall=nee Tobin. The Australian site hyphnates her name, but the contemporary NYT lists her as Dingwall only.

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Summary:

The 1985 championship was the last to be staged in December. It had been 13 years since any woman had clinched both the Brisbane and Sydney lead-in tournaments and, having done so, the only thing standing in the way of Navratilova and a trifecta of Aussie titles was her old adversary Chris Evert. Squaring up for the 67th meeting of their rivalry, Navratilova extended her head-to-head record over Evert to 35–32 in a classic three set battle, 6-2 4-6 6-2. “Martina and I have pushed each other to get better and better,” said Evert Lloyd after the final. Martina remarked how the match was "tough on the nerves. It seems Chris and I always play great matches."

A hyper-aggressive Martina came to the net at every chance, rushing the net behind Evert's second serves as well as own deliveries. In the smothering first set Navratilova reeled off 12 straight points. Chris dug in in set two. She stayed on the baseline throughout the match, but manged to hold serve in act two. She got the crucial break in the 5th game and served it out at 5-4, but only after Martina had saved 7 set points.

Martina never let up on the pressure in the decider, and Chris ended up making errors under the constant barrage. Two breaks and 23 minutes (the match was 2 hours 24 long) later it was all over.

The final decided not only the #1 title, but the world #1 for 1985. Afterwards Evert conceded that "Martina must be considered #1 now." An elated Martina declared, "Even though I lost the second set I felt in control. I knew this was it. I knew it was for the #1 ranking. I was going to go after it, and I did."

Both finalists had rocky semis. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch thought she had won the second set at 6-5 in the tiebreak as an Evert forehand sailed long. TV replays showed the ball clearly out. Instead it was called good, and 2 points later it was all over. When asked later if she felt robbed the German replied, "I think so, but you must live with that in tennis." . "I was just starting to play well, and maybe I would have had a chance in the third set."

Chris felt she should have put the match away earlier, as she led 6-1 4-1 before Claudia launched a comeback. Evert_Lloyd: "I didn't see the ball. It's unfortunate it happened at that point-but that's tennis. I wouldn't dwell on it. These things happen. It came at a crucial time, so it was a break for me."

Players complained about the center court surface-coming at a time when a futures site and surface for trhe event is up in the air. john Mcenroe was very vocal. "The court is simply not good enough to play a Grand Slam tournament on." The top women chimed in as well.

Navratilova: "I found it worse than last year. The grass is very thin and there is a lot more brown than green. It's just not very plush and the roll it so it's very hard."

Evert (who struggled past Nagelso nin 3 sets): "It court certainly favors the underdog. It is hard, but seems slippery."
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Sources:

Australian Open official website:

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/...1985_LS_1.html
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/...1985_LD_1.html

New York Times.

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