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Old Sep 11th, 2013, 04:51 PM   #241
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Re: 1983

THE TIMES – 20th October 1983
BARKER IS ALMOST FLAWLESS

Chris Lloyd, the top seed, beat a compatriot, Leigh Thompson by 6-1 6-0 in 62 minutes to reach the Daihatsu Tournament at the Brighton Centre yesterday. Pamela Shriver, who is seeded to play Mrs Lloyd in the final, came within two points of defeat but beat Terry Holliday 2-6 6-2 7-5.

Susan Barker played discreetly aggressive, almost-flawless tennis to beat Catrin Jexell of Sweden 6-1 6-2 in only 50 minutes. In consecutive matches Miss Shriver may have to play Miss Barker and Joanna Durie. Either or both matches could be regarded as rehearsals for the forthcoming Wightman Cup match between the United States and Britain.

The most interesting of these matches yesterday was that in which Miss Holliday, a 5ft 11in left-hander, was serving against Miss Shriver at 5-3 and 30-all in the third set. Miss Holliday, aged 27, used to be ranked against the world’s 15 leading women. Injuries, marriage, and motherhood put all that behind her. But she is now committed to a comeback and on this evidence is already good enough to worry almost anyone.

Mrs Lloyd, Miss Shriver and Miss Barker won matches they were supposed to win. That has not been a consistent pattern at Brighton this week. Yesterday, Marie-Christine Calleja, Ann Kiymoura and Nathalie Herreman all confounded the world rankings.

Miss Calleja, a qualifier, beat another French teenager, Pascale Paradis, by 6-4 6-0. Miss Kiyomura, a shrewd and neat tactician, made the most of a slow court to win 7-6 7-5 against the seeded Iva Budarova, who beat Miss Shriver at Wimbledon. Miss Herreman, another qualifier, beat Susan Leo 6-4 3-6 6-4. Miss Paradis, a lean and lissom 5ft 9.5 inches, hits and runs with such natural facility that she is an exciting prospect. She led 4-2 but lost the next ten games, only twice reaching deuce in the process.

Petra Delhees took two hours and 47 minutes to beat Amanda Brown, a British qualifier, by 7-6 6-7 6-1. The tennis was mostly common-place and tediously laboured. But Miss Brown, aged 18 and comparatively raw to such prolonged competitive stress, was admirable in the concentrated common-sense with which she played the first two sets.

Mima Jausovec, who was runner-up for this year’s French Championship, took an hour and 52 minutes to beat Catherine Suire 6-3 1-6 6-2. Miss Suire, aged 24, is a late developer – but was just young enough to benefit from the reorganisation of the French national coaching in the past few years.
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Old Sep 11th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #242
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Re: 1983

THE GUARDIAN – 20th October 1983
BARKER IN CHARGE

Sue Barker’s rehabilitation continues to go well. A highly disciplined performance – “Probably my best for a year” – took her through to the quarter-finals of the Daihatsu Challenge at Brighton last night where her next opponent is likely to be the American Pam Shriver, now ranked sixth in the world.

It took just 51 minutes of sustained authority for the former British No 1 to remove Sweden’s Catrin Jexell 6-1 6-2. Apart from one misdirected forehand and a double fault in her last service game, Miss Barker played almost flawless tennis, stirring memories, not just in her supporters, but in her own mind of victory in the tournament two years ago.

“The difference between this match and the others I have won in the past 12 months was that for once I managed to avoid hitting a dodgy patch. I was going for my shots but always within reason”, she said.

Without looking quite as impressive, Chris Lloyd, the favourite, secured her place in the last eight with an even more emphatic 6-1 6-0 victory over another American Leigh Thompson. But the eighth seed, Iva Budarova of Czechoslovakia, was beaten 7-6 7-5 by Jo Durie’s doubles partner Ann Kiyomura.

Coming soon after the rout of the British under-21 team in the Maureen Connolly Cup, Amanda Brown’s 7-6 6-7 6-1 defeat by Switzerland’s Petra Delhees could only be seen as a further indictment of those British juniors on whom the LTA have lavished much attention.

To be fair to Miss Brown, who won three matches to qualify, there was no evidence of the reported lack of commitment that recently cost her an international team place. Yet her inability to make winners, her reluctance to take the initiative and her persistence in offering Miss Delhees inviting lobs, fuelled speculations that she suffer from other, equally serious problems.
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DAILY MAIL – 20th October 1983
SUE SERVES UP A HURRIED WIN

In 51 breathtaking minutes yesterday, Sue Barker’s tennis moved out of Skid Row and into the No 2 spot of the British Wightman Cup team to play the United States in Williamsburg.

That is the time it took the Devon girl to beat Catherine Jexell 6-1 6-2 in the £100,000 Daihatsu Challenge at the Brighton Centre – the first time this year she has reached the quarter-finals of a major indoor circuit event.

Miss Barker’s service which, during her bad spell gave her more nightmares than spiders do other girls, was the best I’ve seen it.

Miss Jexell, one of Sweden’s young hopefuls, is not a player who surrenders – as she proved in the first round when she defeated the sixth seeded Eva Pfaff, in straight sets.

But Miss Barker was playing with such authority, both from the baseline and the forecourt, that she did not allow her opponent into the match.

Roger Becker, a former Davis Cup player, has been coaching Miss Barker. He has insisted that instead of trying to hit five more winners she should concentrate on making ten fewer mistakes. This she did and the winners flowed.

Pam Shriver, ranked sixth in the world and seeded two here could be Miss Barker’s next opponent. Miss Shriver, a round behind, had to struggle back from 3-5 down in the final set to defeat Californian Terry Holliday 2-6 6-2 7-5.

Chris Lloyd, like Miss Barker a former winner of this event, was on an adjacent court beating the 19 year old Virginian Leigh Thompson 6-1 6-0 in the sort of polished performance we have come to expect.

Mrs Lloyd, who has won the French Championships but feels she has not otherwise hit her peak, partly blames this on having to take the odd week off for sickness.

Two weeks ago she withdrew from the Detroit tournament with stomach trouble. She said : “Everyone kept telling me I looked too thin, but I am about my normal playing weight (8st, 4lb), and now I’m in great shape.”

Amanda Brown, temporarily barred from the British junior teams for not having the right attitude, did well to qualify here and she battled for 2 hours 48 minutes before going out to Petra Delhees who did so much to get Switzerland into the semi-finals of the Federation Cup.

Although the tennis left much to be desired it was a dour and brave contest with Miss Brown unfortunately losing her concentration and the match 7-6 6-7 6-1
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THE GUARDIAN – 21st October 1983
DURIE SET IN WINNING WAYS

It is a measure of the progress Jo Durie has made in 1983 – in six months she has halved her ranking and doubled her income – that, although she had never survived the second round before, she confidently fulfilled expectations yesterday by reaching the quarter-finals of the £100,000 Daihatsu Challenge at Brighton.

Not only are the long years of hard work, with their cruel punctuations by injury, quite confidently paying off for her but, at last the 23 year old from Bristol, seems to be acquiring that most elusive quality, the winning habit.

Her Swiss opponent, Petra Delhees played as well as she could but still lost 6-4 6-1 in less than an hour. At least she could console herself with the thought that, of Miss Durie’s last 18 opponents, only Chris Lloyd has had the better of her.

Fortunately Miss Durie herself has a less starry-eyed view of her future that some who, starved of British success, are inclined to inflate even minor triumphs. “Yes” she agreed “I served well and was timing the ball well but I’ve got to start improving on those slow starts”.

Two double faults, which cost her the opening service game, prolonged the first set unnecessarily. Having broken for 2-0 in the second set she dropped serve on yet another double fault, only to respond as though it was, at worst, a momentary aberration.
Once in the ascendant she unveiled her burgeoning talent with a dazzling array of winners – aces, angles, volleys, delicate drop shots and particular, one ravishing backhand – that left Miss Delhees floundering.

Miss Durie now faces her recently acquired doubles partner Ann Kiyomura, who apart from conceding 11 inches in her height, lies 44 places behind her in the latest world rankings. The brisk efficiency with which the tiny American beat the young French qualifier Nathalie Herreman 6-2 6-2 however, suggested she is worthy of respect.

Another French girl, 18 year old Catherine Tanvier, succeeded in confounding the computer by beating the seventh seed, Mima Jausovec 7-5 7-6, thus earning herself a quarter final with Mrs Lloyd.

In style Miss Tanvier has been compared so often to Bjorn Borg that she is known on the circuit as Borgette.
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THE TIMES – 21st October 1983
AUTHORITATIVE MISS DURIE TAKES CHANCES TO REACH LAST EIGHT

Susan Barker and Joanna Durie, Britain’s last challengers for the singles title, have produced exciting performances on consecutive days to reach the last eight of the Daihatsu Challenge tournament at the Brighton Centre. Yesterday it was Miss Durie’s turn. She took only 56 minutes to win 6-4 6-1 against an experienced, beefy left-hander from Switzerland, Petra Delhees.

The impressive thing was the authority with which Miss Barker and Miss Durie exaggerated an expected superiority. Miss Delhees looked sharper yesterday than she had done against Amanda Brown in the first round. She held Miss Durie as far as 4-4 in the first set. The it became clear that Miss Delhees was comparatively shaky on the backhand and that only Miss Durie could improve on the level of performance each has previously attained.

These are unusually large players with boisterous approaches to tennis. Some rallies raised images of heavyweight fighters slugging away at each other with more freedom than discretion. That was fin. Miss Durie was more consistently competent at almost everything. Perhaps the most heartening feature was that – because of her agility, quick reactions, and willingness to take chances – she was flexible enough to improvise startling winners at times when Miss Delhees seemed to have the initiative.

Miss Durie towers over her next opponent – Ann Kiyomura – a Californian of Japanese descent – by almost a foot. Miss Kiyomura is gentle and serene, but clever too. Anyone that small cannot get far in tennis without being shrewd and neat. Miss Kiyomura is both.

Miss Kiyomura won 6-2 6-2 against a sturdy French left hander, Nathalie Herreman, aged 17, whose strokes suggests that she could be a fine player if attentive to the lessons opponents like Miss Kiyomura can teach her. This match had much in common with another, that in which little Mima Jausovec, seeded seventh, was beaten 7-5 7-6 in an hour and 50 minutes by Catherine Tanvier, who hails from the South of France and at the age of 19 is already almost 5ft 9in tall.

In the French Championships Miss Tanvier beat Virginia Ruzici but took only six games from Miss Jausovec. The difference yesterday lay largely in the fact that Miss Jausovec played three hours and 40 minutes of singles and doubles the previous day, eventually wrenched some back muscles, yet was on court again – physically and tactically inhibited – less than 13 hours after she had left it.

It was thrilling to see Miss Jausovec craftily nudging the ball this way and that in an attempt to achieve a triumph of mind over muscle. In the second set she had three set points. But this was Miss Tanvier’s day and what joyous company she was. A charming blonde strikingly dressed in red, she walked with the hint of a confident swagger prevalent among natural athletes (and all attractive young French women) and played with a panache that created it’s own turbulence.

Miss Tanvier’s aggressive game demands the sustenance of more penetrating approach shots. But some of her low volleys were superb and in the decisive tie-break three forehand volleys, a disparate trio in pace and direction put the stamp of class on a fine performance that may worry her next opponent, Chris Lloyd.

Miss Tanvier was young and lovely and adventurous and wonderfully talented – and the younger Pascale Paradis looks even more promising. These are exciting days for French tennis.
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DAILY TELEGRAPH – 21st October 1983
CONDIFENT DURIE SWEEPS THROUGH

The scale and style of Jo Durie’s exciting progress this year was perfectly illustrated in the lively was she reached the quarter-finals of the Daihatsu Challenge at Brighton yesterday.

Despite a few errors, which were reminders of what ought to be termed bad old ways, Miss Durie’s display was full of verve, confidence and quality and she took 56 minutes over a 6-4 6-1 victory against Petra Delhees of Switzerland.

“I felt like I was playing pretty well, timing my shots accurately and serving well”, said Miss Durie, who struck seven aces – several of them on big points.

Those aces, including two on the last two points of the match, more than compensated for some equally significant double faults.
Two of those double faults cost her the opening game from 40-30 and made the difference between a comfortable first set and something of a struggle.

Yet even at that stage the fundamental improvements in her game were evident, especially her easier mobility and greater speed about the court, which owes much to the specialised exercises designed for her by Len Heppel, who has also worked over the years with England footballers Bobby Moore, Trevor Brooking and Peter Shilton.

Desperate Winner

One obvious example came when she broke in the 10th game to win the first set. Her desperate winning forehand on the run, to make the left-handed Miss Delhees, 0-30, was precisely the sort of shot she would not have attempted to reach a year ago.

Again, in the opening game of the second set, the way Miss Durie crushingly pulled out two more aces after Miss Delhees had made it deuce in the most entertaining and exhausting rally of the match underlined her extra stamina.

With Miss Delhees much more adventurous and versatile than she had been against Amanda Brown – perhaps a shade too much in the circumstances for her own good – it was always an attractive and sporting contest.

Indeed, in the third game of the second set when the linesman was unsighted over a serve, which Miss Delhees returned as a winner, the Swiss No 2 voluntarily conceded that it would have been a fault and allowed Miss Durie a second delivery.

Alas not everyone these days might not approve of Miss Delhees’s reaction. When a similar sporting gesture took place earlier in the week, there were hisses such as “that was so dumb” from several players around me. That is the harsh professional side of lawn tennis talking.

Miss Durie’s success, leaves her with only one singles defeat (by Chris Lloyd in the semi-finals of the United States Open) in her last 18 matches.

It means that for the first time since 1979 there are two players In the last eight of this richest European indoor tournament on the Virginia Slims circuit. She joins Sue Barker in the quarter-finals.

Miss Durie now meets Ann Kiymura, her doubles partner in the last two months, who had too much experience for the talented French junior Nathalie Herreman, 17, a qualifier. She won 6-2 6-2

Jausovec shock

Another even more promising uncharacteristically aggressive French teenager Catherine Tanvier, 18, enlivened the early afternoon’s play by upsetting the seventh seed Mima Jausovec 7-5 7-6.

Miss Jausovec, runner-up to Miss Barker in the Brighton final two years ago and the vanquisher of Miss Durie in this year’s French Open semi-final, was troubled by a back injury she suffered in the doubles the previous evening.

Even so Miss Tanvier, who was also beaten by Miss Jausovec in Paris deserved her success. She exploded winners with great ferocity and delight while, after saving three second-set points, some of the volleys she played, in the winning of the tie-break, 7-5 were astounding.

Miss Barker will play the second-seeded Pam Shriver, who beat Katarina Skronska 6-0 6-4 after an extraordinary spell of uninhibited hitting by the Czech girl in the middle of the second set.

Only the top four seeds are still in the tournament. Virginia Ruzici, seeded five, retired at 3-6 2-4, suffering from tonsillitis against French qualifier Marie Christine Calleja.
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LONDON EVENING STANDARD – 21st OCTOBER 1983
DURIE AIMS TO SINK CHRIS

Jo Durie and Sue Barker aim to produce an all-British semi-final as the £100,000 Daihatsu Challenge Tennis Tournament heads to a climax at Brighton, this afternoon.

The odds are against Sue going through to the last four because she takes on the second-seeded American Pam Shriver in her most demanding test of the tournament, and knows she will have to play above herself to win.

Showdown

But Sue, champion two years ago, is convinced that her hard training through the summer is beginning to pay off and will strike out from her underdog position to try to worry the tall American girl.

Miss Barker is 5-4 ahead of Miss Shriver in previous matches but they have not played for more than a year and the American won all four contests in 1982.

Miss Durie plays her doubles partner, the Japanese-American Ann Kiymoura and that should see her through to the semi-finals without real difficulty and keep her in line for a showdown with the top seed, Chris Lloyd.

Jo’s great ambition this year is to beat Chris and there are few opportunities left. “I feel confident against anyone now”, says the British No 1, “but I’d like to beat Chris for the first time and then try to beat Martina”.

Mrs Lloyd still looks formidably well-equipped to win at Brighton for the second time – the title is worth £18,800 – but her projected semi-final against the Hungarian teenager, Andrea Temesvari, should be a real test.

ORDER OF PLAY – 1pm
Jo Durie (GB) v Ann Kiyomura (US)
Sue Barker (GB) v Pam Shriver (US)
Followed by doubles

7pm
Andrea Temesvari (HUN) v Marie-Christine Calleja (FRA)
Chris Lloyd (US) v Catherine Tanvier (FR)
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THE TIMES – 22nd OCTOBER 1983
A TASK TOO TALL FOR MISS BARKER

It’s not just up North that a good big ‘un will always beat a good little ‘un.

It happened twice in the Daihatsu tournament in Brighton yesterday afternoon. Joanna Durie beat Ann Kiyomura, almost a foot shorter 6-4 6-4 in an hour and 22 minutes and Pamela Shriver beat Sue Barker, seven inches shorter, 6-1 2-6 6-2 in an hour and a half.

So Miss Durie and Miss Shriver, who has won seven of their eight previous matches, will meet today in a semi-final that promises plenty of punching power to compensate for the absence of any marked contrast in playing methods.

Miss Durie and Miss Shriver noted yesterday, though, that the slow court took much of the sting from heavyweight first serves.
They learned to keep some strength in reserve and consistency. This is always a good idea for Miss Shriver, whose shoulder and elbow give her so much bother that she packs them in ice after every match.

Tom Okker once said of Ken Rosewall : “He doesn’t hit the ball hard but you still can’t get to it. That’s frustrating.”

To some extent this also applies to Miss Kiymoura, who thinks fast and artfully nudges the ball into awkward places. Her service returns, taken early were often exemplary, and once a rally was in progress Miss Durie could be sure of nothing except hard work.

Miss Durie, though, has the fitness and agility to cope with all the running, bending and stretching. She was also discreet and tidy in exploiting her advantage in strength. Eventually, she had to be. Miss Durie began so well that she had three break points for a 4-0 lead at a time when Miss Kiymoura lacked the length of limb to travel as far and as fast as she needed to.

Once Miss Kiyomura’s anticipation and reactions had been sharpened by adversity, this was a tough match. It was significant that although Miss Kiymoura broke service four times, on every occasion Miss Durie immediately broke back.

Miss Kiymoura lacked the weight of shot to tuck away a few easy points and thus consolidate hard-won advantages.

Whenever the genial Miss Shriver plays tennis she becomes a grimacing grumbler going through the fires on a inner hell. Miss Barker is not the best remedy for that sort of nature. “She’s so hot and cold”. Miss Shriver said later, “In the first set she was making all those mistakes. Then she was hitting all those winners”.

That was how it was.

Miss Barker had not slept much. She had to make a statement to the police the previous evening after a spectator has been ejected for causing a disturbance. In the first set she looked distrait and found tennis awfully difficult. In the second she was so much sharper and smarter, so much more assured in taking initiatives, that one wondered, if her game had ever been so flexibly versatile in it’s all-round competence.

Miss Barker won five consecutive games. Then Miss Shriver did the same. The crux came when Miss Shriver held her service in a 20-point game, surviving five break points, to reach 3-1 in the final set. Miss Barker took only two points from the next two games and by that time she was too far down the hill to climb back up again.

In the other semi-final, Chris Lloyd will play Andrea Temesvari. Last evening both beat French teenagers. Miss Temesvari, aged 17, had a 7-5 6-2 win over Marie-Christine Calleja, 19. Mrs Lloyd then beat Catherine Tanvier, aged 18, by 5-7 6-2 7-6 in a spectacular and enthralling match – the finest of the tournament.

Mrs Lloyd was unusually shaky on the big points and even served a double-fault on her first match point. She was repeatedly hustled into adversity and self-doubt by the adventurous, thrilling tennis of a tall, lissom blonde who believes the easiest way to win matches is to win points – rather than wait for opponents to lost them.
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DAILY MAIL – 22nd October 1983
FINAL CALL AS JO CHASES SHRIVER DOUBLE

Jo Durie faces Pam Shriver – her Wightman Cup rival – in the semi-finals of the £100,000 Daihatsu Challenge at the Brighton Centre this afternoon.

The British Number One, heading for stardom, will probably win, as she did in their last clash in the French Championships to break a spell of seven successive defeats.

Miss Durie’s victory in Paris was somewhat devalued, when the American quit following a nasty fall, having lost the first set 6-2.

Sadly again Miss Shriver is unlikely to be at her best, for her coach Don Candy describer her racket arm as ‘lifeless’.

‘It is a permanent injury that she has to live with and it was aggravated when she played three matched in the rain-delayed tournament in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday’ Candy told me.

In spite of being without her big service, the launching pad of so many attacks, Miss Shriver defeated Sue Barker 6-1 2-6 6-2 yesterday. It was a strange, uncomfortable match – almost like watching a great play performed by two ham actors.

While Miss Shriver was robbed of her power, so much so at one stage that her coach was giving her signals to quit if she wished, Miss Barker, who has been so full of sparkling life this week, was almost as flat as yesterday’s champagne.

The reason, she told us afterwards, was a lack of sleep, caused by an incident during the doubles on Thursday night, in which she and Susan Leo were beaten by Chris Lloyd and Miss Shriver.

An ardent fan of Miss Barker was so over-enthusiastic in his encouragement, that according to police, he was ‘causing a disturbance and was removed from the arena’.

Around midnight, Miss Barker was asked to make a statement, and after a light meal, it was two in the morning before she got to bed.

‘I was worried that he might get into trouble, and it was on my mind, and I only got two hours sleep’ said Miss Barker.

It is important to add that Miss Barker did not volunteer this information as some sort of excuse for her defeat, but was merely answering direct questions.

As both players were well below their best, it would be improper to suggest that the result had any real significance. But seeing the way Miss Barker took the second set certainly adds spice to the Wightman Cup in Williamsburg, in two weeks time.

Wrong Speed

Miss Durie, in her quarter final, beat double partner Ann Kiyomura 6-4 6-4. At times there was so much rushing that the action looked like a film clip being played at the wrong speed.

The Bristol girl had chances to take the first set to love, but seemed to be enjoying her own mobility so much that she reminded me of someone running up and down an escalator.

Chris Lloyd had a much tougher time, being taken to three sets by 18-year old Catherine Tanvier.

The powerful French girl, with explosive top spin on the forehand and a heavy slice on the backhand, forced Mrs Lloyd to 5-7 6-2 7-6 (7-5). Mrs Lloyd now meets another fast improving European, Andrea Temesvari, of Hungary, in today’s other semi-final.
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Hair was a big part of 1983. My favorite look for Chris was her hair long and held back with an Olivia Newton John "Physical " hair band. Kathy Rinaldi and Andrea Temesvari used the same sort of band but with different hairstyles. Martina became even more blonde. Hana sported something resembling a home perm. It looked better by Fed Cup that summer. But in the spring it was poofy and looked slightly singed. And, of course, the Pamfro was at its zenith.
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DAILY TELEGRAPH - 22nd October 1983
LLOYD WINS FROM BRINK OF DEFEAT

Chris Lloyd, reigning champion of Grand Slam tournaments in Australia and France and top seed for the £100.000 Daihatsu Challenge, was taken right to the brink of a stunning defeat in the quarter-finals at Brighton last night.

In a magnificent encounter, full of courage, excitement and superb tennis, Mrs Lloyd was twice within two points of defeat in a nail-biting final-set tie-break before she finally subdued French teenager Catherine Tanvier.

Mrs Lloyd, a grimly-determined champion increasingly showing the toll these days of 12 punishing years at the top, needed to draw on all her vast experience to complete her 5-7 6-2 7-6 win.

It was not only Miss Tanvier's immense and aggressive talent that so troubled the American, who has lost only eight times in 57 matches this year.

Her youthful exuberance as she hit huge and looping top-spin forehands, endless sliced backhands, teasing drop shots and resounding overheads was just as much a threat.

Lengthy Set

The match lasted more than 2.5 hours with the intriguing first set, in which Miss Tanvier was broken when she first served for it at 5-3, occupying almost an hour of that time.

After Mrs Lloyd took the second set in reasonably commanding fashion and broke in the first game of the third it looked as if her renowned control would enable her to steam roll on.

Instead, Miss Tanvier, 18 and ranked 41 in the world, responded magnificently, breaking back with a spectacular drop shot which took the climax to a tie-break.

Then at 5-5, tragedy struck the young pretender, her racket slipped out of her hand during a sad mis-hit. Mrs Lloyd moved to match point which she took as Miss Tanvier could not control a teasing lob.

Although beaten, Miss Tanvier's performance underlined the growing strength of European women's tennis, for in today's semi-finals Mrs Lloyd plays the Hungarian teenager, Andrea Temesvari, who beat the French qualifier, Marie-Christine Calleja 7-5 6-2.

Durie faces Shriver

In the other semi-final, Jo Durie meets Pam Shriver in what is not only a rehearsal for their Wightman Cup clash next month but a particularly searching test for the British No 1.

In the eight times the similarly-styled, tall, big hitters have met, Miss Durie has avoided defeat just once. That was in the third round of the French Open in May when the American retired injured after losing the opening set.

Naturally enough Miss Shriver, who beat Sue Barker 6-1 2-6 6-2 yesterday in what was also probably a Wightman Cup preliminary will be trying to show that Roland Garros was but a temporary accidental break in her normal supremacy.

For her part, Miss Durie, who had not even taken a set in their first seven clashes, will be keen to confirm that she can now regularly overcome other players in the world top 10 and that the 4-2 lead she held in Paris before Miss Shriver's fall, was a genuine reflection of her advance this year.

To do so, however, Miss Durie will certainly have to be less profligate than during the opening set of her quarter-final against her current doubles partner Ann Kiyomura.

Miss Durie eventually won what she appropriately termed "a tough old game against a really tough fighter" 6-4 6-4. Yet she had points to have won all the first six games.

It was one of those days when although one never felt Miss Durie was in serious danger of defeat, there was nevertheless too much tension in her game for either her concentration, confidence or control to settle at a sustained peak.

Though the second singles place in Britain's team for the Nabisco Wightman Cup in Williamsburg is still officially vacant, there seems little doubt that it should go to Miss Barker.

Recovering from a dreadful first set, when her first service too often failed and her ground strokes were frequently wayward. Miss Barker rallied splendidly in the second set but then faded again in the final set after losing one point to avoid being broken in the third game and five chances to break back one game later.

Sleepless night

On the last of the break points Miss Shriver survived by a net cord which was far more significant than any Miss Barker had enjoyed earlier.

"A huge point in a game which in effect was the whole match" said the American, whose aggravation and frustration because she felt unable to serve freely was all too obvious.

Miss Barker later disclosed that she had managed only two hours sleep overnight. She had been delayed at the centre until 12.30am giving a statement to the police after an incident in a doubles match when one of her over exuberant fans was escorted out of the hall.

The man was later released but Miss Barker, who said she only knew the man by sight as a spectator in other tournaments, added - "It was upsetting. That's why it took me a while to get going".

2nd round

M C Calleja (France) bt V Ruzici (Romania) 6-3 4-2 retd

Quarter Finals

J Durie (Avon) bt A Kiyomura (US) 6-4 6-4
P Shriver (US) bt S Barker (Devon) 6-1 2-6 6-2
A Temesvari (Hun) bt M C Calleja (France) 7-5 6-2
Mrs C Lloyd (US) bt C Tanvier (France) 5-7 6-2 7-6
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Re: 1983

KIDS ARE TAKING OVER THE WORLD OF TENNIS KIDS ARE TAKING OVER IN THE TENNIS WORLD
Lexington Herald-Leader
Wednesday, September 7, 1983
Mike Downey, Knight-Ridder News Service

My best friend had twins the other day -- his wife is hogging half the credit -- so today I'm going straight out to K mart.

Got to pick up a couple of tennis rackets, cheap.

I figure it'll be six months before the twins can volley worth a damn, and at least six years before they can make big money competitively. But the contracts will be all drawn up by then and I'll own 10 percent of their action.

Tennis kids, of course, are taking over the world.

Aaron Krickstein's big victory over Vitas Gerulaitis at the U.S. Open Sunday just underscores this fact once again. That boy from Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., just 16, made Vitas' shoulder-length blond hair turn gray overnight.

You don't see 16-year-olds sacking Joe Montana or blocking Lawrence Taylor on a blitz.

You don't see 16-year-olds whiffing Rod Carew or slugging a Nolan Ryan hummer off the fence.

You don't see 16-year-olds putting moves on Magic Johnson or jamming a dunk down Moses Malone's throat.

But maybe the only reason you don't see it is because the 16-year-olds aren't given a chance.

I'm beginning to think that at 16, some kids are capable of doing anything. They're even capable of warning you not to call them kids any more unless you want your nose busted in four places.

Malone and Darryl Dawkins went to the NBA straight from high school. Herschel Walker spent three years in college before trying pro football, but a lot of people thought Walker could have played in the USFL at, oh, around age 9.

Old baseball announcers always are dusting off stories about pitchers who cracked the big leagues at age 16 or 17, but you don't see much of that these days. It took the New York Mets several years to come to their senses and promote Darryl Strawberry. Considering the talent on the Mets, Strawberry could have made the team much earlier. Come to think of it, 9-year-old Herschel Walker could have made the Mets, too.

Nowhere, though, is the maturity of teen-agers pointed up as it is in the fascinating world of professional tennis. Except for old Grandma King, the women who play on the pro circuit either are old enough to hold part-time jobs as baby sitters or young enough to require one.

I remember when Chris Evert came on the scene. She looked so young.

Pretty soon Tracy Austin came along and made Evert look like a dowager. In ponytail and pinafores, she looked like Pippi Longstocking. When Austin hit her two-handed backhand, she was so scrawny, she looked as if she were swinging a guitar.

Two-hand backhands: That's another thing the tennis kids introduced to the world. I never could decide if they were trying to hit the ball harder or just needed both arms to get it over the net.

A young dude played John McEnroe the other day at Flushing Meadow and do you know what he used?

Two-hand forehands.

That's right. For routine, right-handed forehand strokes, this kid reached across with his left hand, gripped the handle like a Louisville Slugger and batted the ball back to Mac.

Now, I was willing to accept two-hand backhands. I was willing to accept metal rackets -- even those glandular-case models by Prince. I was willing to accept the way Isao Aoki putts golf balls. I was even willing to accept Luis Tiant's pitching wind-up.

But to an old traditionalist like me -- a guy who hates domed stadiums and artificial turf and all that stuff -the very thought of two-hand forehands is repulsive. What next -- stainless steel strings?

Maybe Prince will come out with a racket with a handle as long as a mop's and a head as large as a motorcycle wheel.

I can see it now as the latest Andrea Jaeger clone comes out on the court, pigtails flopping, followed by two Nautilus graduates who carry her racket.

Li'l Andrea Jr. drags the 50-pound racket on the court behind her like a hoe as she moves from shot to shot. The net, which is taller than both she and her opponent, fails to obstruct her as she returns ball after ball to the other girl's baseline.

Worn out after winning the seven hour match, Li'l Andrea curls up in her crib for a nap, with little thought toward tomorrow's big match with that old Navratilova dame.

Aaron Krickstein, meanwhile, postpones his match with Bjorn Borg in the seniors championships for players 24 and over.
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OPEN: ORDER, ORDER ON THE COURT
The Miami Herald
Wednesday, September 7, 1983
JIM MARTZ

During one spectacular rally with 16-year-old Aaron Krickstein, Yannick Noah raced to retrieve a lob at the baseline and hit an implausible shot between his legs while winning the point.

Asked if he practices the shot, Noah grinned and said, "Yeah, just for fun. If you're playing five hours a day and it becomes boring, you try it."

Noah's shot highlighted a relatively calm and true-to-form Tuesday at the U.S. Open tennis championships. As temperatures soared to 93 degrees and smog practically obliterated the Manhattan skyline in the background, there were no tumultuous upsets such as top-seeded John McEnroe's ouster by No. 16 Bill Scanlon the day before.

No. 2 Ivan Lendl, now favored to win his first Grand Slam tournament, whipped No. 12 Johan Kriek, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1, in men's fourth-round action.

French Open champion Noah, seeded fourth, ended the upset trail of Krickstein, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3. Krickstein, from Grosse Point, Mich., and ranked 489th, was the youngest male ever to reach the fourth round.

No. 5 Mats Wilander had an easy time beating Andres Gomez, 6-2, 6-1, 6-2, in one hour and 17 minutes. Wilander broke to a 4-1 lead in the opening set and won the first four games in each of the second and third sets.

And No. 9 Jimmy Arias -- like Krickstein, a teenage product of the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla. -- rallied past Sweden's Joachim Nystrom, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0, 6-0.

In women's play, No. 1 Martina Navratilova continued to steamroll opponents in her bid to win her first U.S. Open as she defeated No. 7 Sylvia Hanika, 6-0, 6-3, to move into the semifinals.

In the day's only surprise -- a mild one -- No. 5 Pam Shriver dumped No. 3 Andrea Jaeger, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.

In today's quarterfinals, defending men's champion and third seed Jimmy Connors plays No. 14 Eliot Teltscher, and Scanlon takes on unseeded Mark Dickson. The winners will meet in Saturday's semifinals.

In the other men's quarterfinals Thursday, Lendl faces Wilander and Noah battles Arias.

The last two women's quarterfinals also will be played today. No. 2 Chris Evert Lloyd meets No. 8 Hana Mandlikova, and No. 14 Jo Durie battles unseeded Ivanna Madruga-Osses.

Jaeger nearly pulled a McEnroe temper tantrum as she griped and pouted over several line calls. At one point, Shriver snapped at Jaeger, "Just play the calls," in reference to Jaeger's half-hearted performances when she was irritated at officials' decisions.

Afterward, Jaeger said, "When I questioned her [umpire Joan Vormbaum] about the calls, she said they were too close to call. In my opinion, she should not be in the umpire's chair if every time she's questioned, she says they are too close to call. It seemed like it just happened over and over.

"At the beginning, I did all right on my service games, but then I just started missing my serve and passing shots that I normally don't miss. She was playing well. It was hard to psyche myself up because I was getting more involved with the calls than with my game, which shouldn't happen."

Neither Jaeger nor Shriver was delighted with having to meet so early in the tournament. Both rapped fourth-seeded Tracy Austin for withdrawing the tournament at the last minute because of injuries.

"It's unfortunate when you get a high seed in the last two Grand Slam tournaments [Wimbledon and the U.S. Open] pull out," Shriver said. "Here are Durie and Madruga playing for the semis to meet Chris, and the rest of us are left [in the top half of the draw] frothing at the mouth.

"If you have an injury that is very obvious, you pull out. It seems Tracy said, 'I have a lot of things wrong with me, and I don't want to come back too soon, so I'll pull out the day the tournament starts.' I feel that is not right."

Said Jaeger: "It's funny, because Tracy has only entered in about 20 tournaments and played in about four. It gets to be hard on the promoters who advertise that Tracy Austin is coming when she never shows up."

Meanwhile, Lendl, who lost last year's Open final to Connors, looked sharp against Kriek, who usually plays well here. Lendl slammed eight aces, double-faulted only twice and committed just seven unforced errors.

Asked his reaction to McEnroe's loss, Lendl said, "It just certified something I was saying all along: No matter what ranking you have, if you do not play your very best you can just lose to anybody, because tennis is getting very, very difficult with all the young players."
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OPPONENTS THROWN OFF STRIDE BY MARK DICKSON'S SLOWBALL
The Miami Herald
Wednesday, September 7, 1983
JIM MARTZ

As he wears his baseball cap and stalls seemingly forever before serving on important points, U.S. Open quarterfinalist Mark Dickson resembles a pitcher in a bases-loaded jam.

The bigger the point, the more he bounces the ball (sometimes 20 times) and the more he adjusts the bill of his cap. And the more frustrated his opponents become.

"It's so irritating, it makes the match so much longer, and it can make tennis such a boring sport," said John Lloyd, who lost a four-set match to Dickson in the fourth round Monday. "There's no flow. A number of players are taking advantage of the 30-second rule. The rule is a disgrace, a farce. It should be 15 or 20 seconds, but Mark and a lot of others know how to time it in 29.5 seconds."

Dickson, a former Clemson University All-American from Tampa who will play Bill Scanlon in the quarterfinals, shrugs off the criticism.

"My dad always told me to take my time on my serve," he said. "I guess I stretch it at times."

* * *

Dickson commenting on whether it bothered him that the crowd favored Lloyd: "No, it didn't. I played at Clemson, and people would spit on us and drop beer on us when we'd get ready to serve."

* * *

Arthur Ashe, who has a home in Miami, says Chris Evert Lloyd and other pros have agreed to play in a fund-raising exhibition to help Florida Memorial College start a tennis program.

"It's the only four-year college in Dade County which doesn't have tennis," Ashe said of the predominantly black school. "Harold Solomon and Rodney Harmon also have agreed to play."

More details will be announced later. Ashe said the exhibition would be played at Florida Memorial the third week in December.

Ashe, incidentally, says he is feeling fine. Earlier this summer, he underwent heart surgery for the second time.

* * *

Bettina Bunge, who now calls Monte Carlo her home, will be sidelined from the tour for six to eight weeks as she recovers from an ear operation last week in Miami. Bunge, 20, is recuperating at her parents' home in Coral Gables.

Bunge was forced to withdraw from the Open, where she would have been seeded, and also had to pull out of three other tournaments. Her hearing problems began at the end of 1981 and gradually worsened. By this summer she had lost 50 per cent of her hearing in both ears.

According to a Women's Tennis Association spokesman, Bunge's tennis somewhat reflected her physical problem. She experienced increasing difficulty in anticipating shots. And she had trouble hearing questions in press conferences.

Her ranking has fallen from No. 6 to No. 9. At Wimbledon, her last major tournament, she lost in the first round.
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Re: 1983

NOAH FINISHES KRICKSTEIN'S YOUTH MOVEMENT
Philadelphia Daily News
Wednesday, September 7, 1983
PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Sports Writer

Historically, young tennis prodigies have been of the female gender. Pam Shriver made it to the finals of the U.S. Open when she was sweet 16, Andrea Jaeger only 15 when she crashed into the semis. Chris Evert Lloyd made it to the final four at Wimbledon and Tracy Austin took Forest Hills when both were high school sophomores.

But men customarily have had to come up the hard way. They've had to pay their dues. Puberty usually has come and gone before any men's player has been able to make it out of the agate type.

But Aaron Krickstein changed all that this week. Sunday, the 16-year-old Grosse Pointe, Mich., resident became the youngest men's player ever to crack the round of 16 at the U.S. Open when he upset 15th-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis in five sets. Yesterday though, Krickstein's Cinderella story came to end.

Krickstein was eliminated by fourth-seeded Yannick Noah, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.

Krickstein, who had to be persuaded by his coach to accept a wild-card invitation to the Open, obviously was disappointed over the loss. But the final 16 of one of the two most prestigeous tennis tournaments in the world isn't bad for a kid who came here ranked 489th in the game.

"This has been a great experience," said Krickstein, who won the U.S. National junior title earlier this summer. "Doing as well as I did was a miracle. I thought it was a miracle to even get a chance to play a match."

Krickstein, who will enter his junior year in high school when he gets back to Grosse Pointe, isn't ready to rest on his laurels though. "I'm capable of being in the top 50 in the world right now if I play to my potential," he said.

Noah, who will face 19-year-old Jimmy Arias, of Buffalo, N.Y., in the men's quarterfinals tomorrow, agrees with Krickstein.

"He's very good," Arias said. "I've never seen somebody 16 play that well. With a little more experience, this (match) could've gone four or five sets."

Three others joined Noah in the men's quarters yesterday. Second-seeded Ivan Lendl eliminated Johan Kriek, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1; fifth-seeded Swede Mats Wilander swept Andres Gomez of Equador, 6-2, 6-1, 6-2, and Arias disposed of Joachim Nystrom in five sets, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0, 6-0.

AT THE NET: Pam Shriver at least will have history on her side when she faces Martina Navratilova in the women's singles semifinals Friday. This is the third time Navratilova has been the top seed in the U.S. Open . The other two times she was beaten by Shriver . . . Navratilova, who has needed just 179 minutes to dispose of her first four U.S. Open opponents, says she is enjoying herself here. "I feel very at ease with everything," Martina said. "I resolved myself to having a good time - win, lose or draw."
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