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Old Jul 20th, 2009, 02:26 PM   #16
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Re: Rosebud - Rosie Casals

I have just posted some clips of Rosie - some of you may enjoy them:

1967 Wimbledon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54O3ei-XMCY

1970 US Open:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuCwO5k8DM4

1972 Long Beach:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L9Q7THWgdw

1972 Fort Lauderdale:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXgJWF02A3g

1976 Federation Cup:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu_xs1KqCsk

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Old Jul 20th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #17
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I have just posted some clips of Rosie - some of you may enjoy them:

1967 Wimbledon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54O3ei-XMCY

1970 US Open:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuCwO5k8DM4

1972 Long Beach:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L9Q7THWgdw

1972 Fort Lauderdale:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXgJWF02A3g

1976 Federation Cup:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu_xs1KqCsk

Enjoy!
Thanks you are great- will go and watch and marvel at her skill!!!
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 02:44 AM   #18
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Re: Rosebud - Rosie Casals

Question: King and Casals were at the top of the doubles game in '71. Then Rosie played with Wade at the USO, and King didn't play doubles. Then in '72, Casals and King didn't play regularly together. King won 2 Slams with Stove, who to that point had only been a marginal doubles player. Casals played some with Wade. Anybody know why King and Casals stopped playing together in '72?
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Question: King and Casals were at the top of the doubles game in '71. Then Rosie played with Wade at the USO, and King didn't play doubles. Then in '72, Casals and King didn't play regularly together. King won 2 Slams with Stove, who to that point had only been a marginal doubles player. Casals played some with Wade. Anybody know why King and Casals stopped playing together in '72?
At some point they stopped because Rosie felt partnering with King was hurting her singles. They met so often in 1971 on the Slims tour-with Rosie usually coming up on the short end of things.
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At some point they stopped because Rosie felt partnering with King was hurting her singles. They met so often in 1971 on the Slims tour-with Rosie usually coming up on the short end of things.
Unfortunately, by '72 Rosie's destiny as a bridesmaid was already determined. Maybe she could've done that earlier and it would've made a difference.

Watching Rosie's points on YouTube have given me even more appreciation for her shot-making ability.
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At some point they stopped because Rosie felt partnering with King was hurting her singles. They met so often in 1971 on the Slims tour-with Rosie usually coming up on the short end of things.
That is interesting RolloI think it is easy to forget with her fantastic doubles record just what a great singles player Casals was. And of course at that point in the early 70s she was a very legitimate contender for the Wimbledon and US Open titles!!!
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Old Nov 16th, 2009, 09:44 AM   #22
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Unfortunately, by '72 Rosie's destiny as a bridesmaid was already determined. Maybe she could've done that earlier and it would've made a difference.

Watching Rosie's points on YouTube have given me even more appreciation for her shot-making ability.
I agree- it is easy to remember the greatness of stroke production of Hingis, Mandlikova, Goolagong. It is right to consider Casals as being right there for natural shot making ability!!!
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Casals at Wimbledon-note the steel racquet. (Exact year undetermined-see posts below)


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Old Sep 13th, 2011, 08:28 AM   #24
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Re: Rosebud - Rosie Casals

Couldn't be 1967 because Casals played with wood at Wimbledon that year. I have posted a picture of her and King playing doubles that year in the King career results thread. King also played with wood there but switched to steel sometime after the 1967 U.S. Clay Court Championships but before the 1967 U.S. National Championships.
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Didn't both Rosie and Billie Jean sign on as touring pros (along with Roy Emerson, Ann Jones, and others) with George McCall (I think that's his name) that year, and wasn't one of the sponsors Wilson? God knows Jack Kramer wasn't interested in signing girls.
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No, the professional contracts were signed in 1968. King was not payed a penny by Wilson to use its steel racquet.
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Re: Rosebud - Rosie Casals

love watching rosie in action 1977 3rd place playoff match against a hurt shouldered martina in the virgina slims championship as well as her with billie jean against margaret and virginia in the 1975 u.s. open doubles final....

how i miss those virgina slims years! the virginia slims of chicago, san francisco, philadelphia, etcetera, etcetera. when CBS would air these tournaments in the 70's... incredible players, evert, martina, king, goolagong, wade, court, casals, morozova, richey gunter, etcetera... the greatest umpire ever lee jackson who made every match so exciting, the lighting of the court and crowd, the sound of the ball,everything was so awesome, fun and exciting to watch those matches back in the day!
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how i miss those virgina slims years! the virginia slims of chicago, san francisco, philadelphia, etcetera, etcetera. when CBS would air these tournaments in the 70's... incredible players, evert, martina, king, goolagong, wade, court, casals, morozova, richey gunter, etcetera... the greatest umpire ever lee jackson who made every match so exciting, the lighting of the court and crowd, the sound of the ball,everything was so awesome, fun and exciting to watch those matches back in the day!



The funny thing about the tour was the contrast. Sure-after 1974 every week was indoors. But no one will ever match the cast of characters and playing styles from that era.

Rosie has a special place in Virginia Slims history. She holds the record for playing the most events on the Virginia Slims tour (1971-1978). She was also the first female to win an event where the prize money was $100,000 or higher when she won the 1973 Family Circle Cup.
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Recently I became aware of how close Rosie was to the singer Dusty Springfield. Casals is mentioned in some bios about the chanteuse.
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Ran across this video watching tV this morning in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. The video is a good glimpse of how she hot started.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/186536599...e-rosie-casals


Loved how she pronounced Studebaker like Stu-di-baker
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