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Old Mar 19th, 2002, 07:39 AM   #46
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1967

Dates: January 20 to 30.
Venue: Adelaide
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=40)

1st Round

Lesley Turner [1]-bye
Diane Batchelor-bye
Merrill Jones-bye
Alexis Kenny-bye
Faye Toyne [6]-bye
Helen Amos-bye
Jenny Nelson-bye
Françoise Durr(Frn)[3]-bye

Jan O'Neill [3]-bye
Sue Alexander-bye
Diane Born-bye
Gail Sherriff [7]-bye
Elizabeth Fenton d. Pamela Brand 6-1 6-4
Kate Rosser d. Diane James 6-3 6-3
Lidy Venneboer (Neth) d. Margaret Dunn 6-2 6-4
Rosie Casals(US) [2] d. Barbara Hawcroft 6-0 6-4

Kerry Melville [2] d. Margaret Starr 6-3 6-2
Sandra Walsham d. Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru) 6-1 7-5
Evonne Goolagong d. Sandra Stephen 4-6 6-4 6-2
Caroline Cooper d. Jill Starr 6-4 3-6 6-0
Judy Tegart [5]-bye
Jean Parrott-bye
Lesley Hunt-bye
Betty Stove(Neth) [4] bye

Karen Krantzcke [4] bye
EvelynTerras(Frn) bye
Lorraine Robinson [8] bye
Helen Gourlay bye
Betty Jenkins bye
Valerie Caulley bye
Lesley Hunt bye
Nancy Richey(US)[1] bye

2nd Round

Turner[1] d. Batchelor 6-1 6-0
Jones d. Kenny 2-6 6-2 6-3
Toyne [6] d. Amos default
Durr [3] d. Nelson 6-2 6-1
O'Neill [3] d. Alexander 6-1 8-6
Sherriff [7] d. Born 4-6 8-6 6-2
Fenton d. Rosser 6-2 6-0
Casals [2] d. Venneboer 6-2 6-4

Melville [2] d. Walsham 11-9 6-2
Goolagong d. Cooper 6-2 2-6 6-3
Tegart [5] d. Parrott 6-2 6-2
Stove [4] d. Hunt 3-6 6-4 7-5

Krantzcke [4] d. Terras 6-3 6-2
Robinson [8] d. Gourlay 4-6 6-4 6-3
Jenkins d. Caulley 6-4 6-2
Richey [1] d. Harris 6-0 6-2

3rd Round

Turner [1] d. Jones 6-0 6-1
Durr [3] d. Toyne [6] 6-0 6-4
Sherriff [7] d. O'Neill [3] 6-3 0-6 6-2
Casals [2] d. Fenton 6-1 6-1

Melville[2] d. Goolagong 6-0 6-2
Tegart [5] d. Stove[4] 6-0 6-4
Robinson [8] d. Krantzcke [4] 6-0 4-6 6-4
Richey [1] d. Jenkins 6-3 6-2

Quarterfinals

Turner [1] d. Durr [3] 6-1 10-8
Casals[2] d. Sherriff [7] 6-3 6-3
Melville [2] d. Tegart [5] 6-1 4-6 10-8
Richey [1] d. Robinson [8] 6-3 1-0 retired

Semifinals

Turner [1] d. Casals [2] 4-6 6-1 6-4
Richey[1] d. Melville [2] 6-4 6-1

Final
Nancy Richey (US) [1] d. Lesley Turner [1] 6-1 6-4
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Doubles (Draw=14)

*Casals/Richey (1) and Stove/Venneboer (2) are foreign seeds. All other seeds are domestic

1st Round

Judy Tegart/Lesley Turner [1]-bye
Faye Toyne/Jill Starr d. Sue Alexander/Caroline Cooper 6-2 6-3
Francoise Durr (Frn)/Jan O'Neill [3] d. Pamela Brand/Sandra Stephen 6-4 6-0
Betty Stove (Neth)/Lidy Venneboer (Neth) [2] d. Helen Gourlay/Gail Sheriff 6-4 4-6 7-5

Karen Krantzcke/Kerry Melville [2] d. Diane Batchelor/Jennifer Nelson 6-0 6-1
Lorraine Robinson/Evelyne Terras [4] d. Diane Born/Kate Rosser 6-1 6-1
Elizabeth Fenton/Sandra Walsham d. Helen Amos/Merrill Jones 6-1 3-6 6-4
Rosie Casals (US)/Nancy Richey (US) [1]-bye

Quarterfinals

Tegart/Turner [1] d. Starr/Toyne 6-3 6-2
Stove/Venneboer [2] d. Durr/O'Neill [3] 4-6 9-7 8-6
Robinson/Terras [4] d. Krantzcke/Melville [2] 8-6 1-6 6-4
Fenton/Walsham d. Casals/Richey [1] 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Tegart/Turner [1] d. Stove/Venneboer [2] 6-4 6-2
Robinson/Terras [4] d. Fenton/Walsham 6-4 6-4

Final
Judy Tegart/Lesley Turner [1] d. Lorraine Robinson/Evelyne Terras [4] 6-0 6-2
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Mixed Doubles (Draw=22)


1st Round

Judy Tegart/Tony Roche [1]-bye
Merill Jones/John Cottrill-bye
Kate Rosser/Kenneth Andersson (Swd)-bye
Lorraine Robinson/Will Coghlan [8]-bye
Francoise Durr (Frn)/Bill Bowrey [5]-bye
Sandra Walsham/Dave Power d. Pamela Brand/Brain Bowman 6-2 8-6
Lidy Venneboer (Neth)/Berger Folke (Swd) d. Gail Sherriff/Peter Richardson default
Rosie Casals (US)/Jim Mcmanus [4] d Elizabeth Fenton/Gary Penberthy 6-4 6-4

Nancy Richey (US)/Arthur Ashe (US) [3] d Margaret Dunn/John Cooper 6-3 6-4
Helen Gourlay/Alan Stone d Dianne Born/Graham Stilwell 6-3 7-5
Faye Toyne/Terry Addison d. Sandra Stephen/Jim Osborne (US) 6-2 6-4
Jan O'Neill/Ray Ruffels-bye
Jill Starr/Peter McPherson-bye
Betty Stove (Neth)/Claude de Gronckel (Bel) [7]-bye
Janice Foster/Brenton Higgins-bye
Lesley Turner/Owen Davison [2]-bye

2nd Round

Tegart/Roche [1] d. Jones/Cottrill 6-2 6-2
Rosser/Andersson d. Robinson/Coghlan [8] default
Durr/Bowrey [5] d. Walsham/Power 6-0 6-3
Casals/McManus [4] d. Venneboer/Folke 6-1 7-9 9-7

Richey/Ashe [3] d. Gourlay/Stone 6-3 6-4
O'Neill/Ruffels [6] d. Toyne/ Addison 2-6 9-7 6-2
Starr/McPherson d. Stove/Gronckel [7] 6-4 4-6 6-1
Turner/Davison [2] d. Foster/Higgins 6-1 7-5

Quarterfinals

Tegart/Roche [1] d Rosser/Andersson 6-2 7-5
Durr/Barclay [5] d Casals/McManus [4] 7-5 6-2
O'Neill/Ruffels [6] d Richey/Ashe [3] 6-4 6-2
Turner/Davidson [2] d Starr/McPherson 6-2 6-4

Semifinals

Tegart/Rocher [1] d Durr/Barclay [5] 6-2 6-2
Turner/Davidosn [2] d O'Neill/Ruffels [6] 7-5 6-4

Final
Lesley Tuner/Owen Davidson [1] d. Judy Tegart/Tony Roche [1] 9-7 6-4
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Draw Notes:

7 out the 40 singles competitors were foreign.

The NYT reports that Helen Amos d. Shirley Collins (NZ) 6-2 6-2 in 2R

Pamela Brand also called "Pam" by NYT. The Aussie site uses "Patricia".
Betty Jenkins listed as E(lizabeth?) Jenkins elswhere.
O'Neil=married name of Lehane.
Robinson =married name of Coghlan
Kate Rosser listed as "Kay" by the Aussie web site.

Robinson retired with upset stomach. Tegart had match point in 12th game of set 3 vs Melville.

This was Goolagong's first Australian Championships and first major (aged 15).
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Summary:


Melville survived a match point vs Tegart in the QF.

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Sources:

Andy T provided the draw.

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1968

Dates: January 19-29
Venue: Kooyong, Melbourne
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=62)

*Bold text denotes a foreign seed

1st Round

Lesley Turner[1]-bye
Dorothy Whitely d. Judith Gohl 6-2 6-4
Eva de Jong (Neth) d. Kay Williams 6-3 6-2
Kerry Hogarth d. Lorraine Robinson [8] default
L Griffiths d. Valerie Caulley 6-3 6-4
Lita Liem (Indo) d. Sue Hole 6-0 6-1
Betty Jenkins d. Wendy Gilchrist 6-2 4-6 10-8
Kathy Harter (US) [3] d. Loris Butterfield 6-1 6-3

Margaret Court [4] d. Kerry Harris 6-3 6-0
Cynthia Sieler d. Jeri Shepherd (US) 5-7 8-6 6-4
Marilyn Tesch d. Helen Sheedy 6-3 6-1
Evonne Goolagong d. Ada Bakker(Neth) [6] 6-4 6-0
Gail Sherriff [6] d. Sheila Washbourne 6-1 6-1
Lexie Kenny d. Sandra Stephen 6-4 6-4
Lynne Nette d. Lynette Mansfield 6-2 6-1
Rosie Casals(US) [2] d. Carol Sherriff 6-2 6-1

Judy Tegart [2] d. Janine Whyte 6-0 6-3
Judith Salome (Neth) d. Helen O'Connor 6-2 8-6
Lanny Kaligis (Indo) d. Joan Johnson 6-0 6-1
Pat Edwards d. Heather McKechnie 3-6 7-5 6-1
Karen Krantzcke [5] d. Ann Jenkins 6-4 6-0
Beverley Rae d. Janet Young 6-3 2-6 6-3
Kay Dening d. Caroline Cooper default
Mary Ann Eisel (US) [4] d. Kerry Wilkinson 6-1 6-4

Kerry Melville [3] d. Alison McKenzie 6-4 8-6
Barbara Hawcroft d. Sue Hastings 6-4 6-2
Astrid Suurbeek(Neth) d. Margaret Starr 8-6 3-6 6-1
Elena Surbirats (Mex) [5] d. E Staples 6-3 6-4
Lesley Hunt d. Helen Gourlay [7] 6-3 3-6 7-5
Yveline Boy(Fra) d. Janine Murdoch 6-2 6-0
Helen Amos d. Denise Brennan default
Billie Jean King(US) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Turner [1] d. Whitely 6-3 6-1
de Jong d. Hogarth 6-2 6-2
Liem d. Griffiths 7-5 3-6 6-4
Harter [3] d. Jenkins 6-2 5-7 6-4
Court [4] d. Sieler 6-3 6-2
Goolagong d. Tesch 6-3 6-2
G Sherriff [6] d. Kenny 9-7 6-1
Casals [2] d. Nette 6-2 6-4

Tegart [2] d. Salome 6-1 6-1
Kaligis d. Edwards 10-8 2-6 6-3
Krantzcke [5] d. Rae 6-4 6-4
Eisel [4]d. Dening 3-6 6-4 6-3
Melville [3] d. Hawcroft 6-2 7-5
Suurbeek d. Surbirats [5] 6-3 5-7 6-4
Hunt d. Boy 6-1 6-3
King [1] d. Amos 6-0 6-2

3rd Round

Turner [1] d. de Jong 6-0 6-1
Harter [3] d. Liem 6-2 6-3
Court [4] d. Goolagong 6-3 6-1
Casals [2] d. G Sherriff [6] 6-1 6-0

Tegart [2] d. Kaligis 6-3 6-4
Krantzcke [5] d. Eisel [4] 6-2 6-3
Suurbeek d. Melville [3] 8-6 6-3
King [1] d. Hunt 6-3 6-4

Quarterfinals

Turner [1] d. Harter [3] 3-6 6-2 6-2
Court [4] d. Casals [2] 6-0 6-2
Tegart [2] d. Krantzcke [5] 4-6 10-8 6-2
King [1] d. Suurbeek 6-1 6-2

Semifinals

Court [4] d. Turner [1] 6-3 6-2
King [1] d. Tegart [2] 4-6 6-1 6-2

Final
Billie Jean King (US) [1] d. Margaret Court [4] 6-1 6-2
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Doubles (Draw=26)

*Bold text denotes a foriegn seed


1st Round

Karen Krantzcke/Kerry Melville [1]-bye
Helen Fraser/Deidre Keller-bye
Wendy Gilchrist/Kerry Harris-bye
Lany Kaligis (Indo)/Lita Liem (Indo)-bye
Margaret Court/Gail Sherriff [3] d. Adrienne Avis/Janine Murdoch 6-2 6-2
Heather McKechnie/Carol Sherriff-bye
Pat Edwards/Evonne Goolagong d. Yveline Boy (Frn)/Judith Salome (Neth) 6-2 6-4
Mary Ann Eisel (US)/Lynne Nette [2] d. Eva De Jong (Neth)/Robin Lesh 6-3 6-4

Judy Tegart/Lesley Turner[2] d. Alison MacKenzie/D Washbourn 6-3 6-1
Ann Jenkins/Beryl Jenkins d. Sandra Stephen/Dorothy Whitely 6-4 4-6 6-4
Helen Amos/Elena Surbirats (Mex) d. S Goot/Jennifer Nelson 6-2 6-2
Kaye Dening/Helen Gourlay [4]-bye
Joan Johnson/Geri Shepherd (US)-bye
Ada Bakker (Neth)/Astrid Suurbeek (Neth)-bye
Loris Butterfield/Janine Whyte-bye
Rosie Casals (US)/Billie Jean King (US) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Krantzcke/Melville[1] d. Fraser/Keller 6-1 6-1
Gilchrist/Harris d. Kaligis/Liem 8-6 3-6 6-1
Court/G.Sherriff [3] d. McKechnie/C Sherriff 6-1 6-1
Eisel/Nette [2] d. Edawrds/Goolagong 6-4 6-1

Tegart/Turner [2] d. Jenkins/Jenkins 6-1 6-3
Dening/Gourlay[4] d. Amos/Surbirats 6-1 9-7
Bakker/Suurbeek d. Johnson/Shepherd 6-1 6-3
Casals/King [1] d. Butterfield/Whyte 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Krantzcke/Melville[1] d. Gilchrist/Harris 6-0 6-1
Court/G. Sherriff [3] d. Eisel/Nette [2] 1-6 6-1 6-3
Tegart/Turner [2] d. Dening/Gourlay[5] 6-3 6-2
Casals/King [1] d. Bakker/Suurbeek 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

Krantzcke/Melville [1] d. Court/G Sherriff [3] 6-2 6-3
Tegart/Turner[2] d. Casals/King[1] 6-2 6-2

Final

Karen Krantzcke/Kerry Melville [1] d. Judy Tegart/Lesley Turner [3] 6-4 3-6 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=24)

1st round

Lesley Turner/Bill Bowrey [1]-bye
Sandra Stephen/Richard Coulthard-bye
Carol Sherriff/Merv Guse-bye
Mary Ann Eisel/Peter Curtis (GB) [8]-bye
Judy Tegart/Terry Addison [5] d Ada Bakker (Neth)/Robert Layton 6-2 6-3
Kerry Melville/D Allen d Dorothy Whitely/Henry Ladyman 6-3 7-5
Gail Sherriff/Bobby Wilson (GB) d Lany Kaligis (Indo)/Gondo Widjojo (Indo) default
Margaret Court/Allan Stone [4] d Helen Amos/Mike Belkin 6-3 6-2

Karen Krantzcke/Ray Ruffels [3] d. Sue Hole/R Campbell default
Kaye Dening/Graham Stilwell (GB) d. Lita Liem (Indo)/Sutarjo Sugiarto (Indo) 6-3 6-2
Elena Subirats (Mex)/Barry Phillips-Moore d. Helen Gourlay/Geoff Pollard 7-5 6-3
Helen Fraser/John Fraser d. Kathy Harter (US)/Ray Keldie [6] walkover
Rosie Casals (US)/Warren Jacques-bye
Yveline Boy (Frn)/Peter Mockler (Ire)-bye
Astrid Suurbeek (Neth)/Barry Geraghty-bye
Billie Jean King (US)/Dick Crealy [2]-bye

2nd Round

Turner/Bowrey [1] d. Stephen/Coulthard 6-2 4-6 6-3
Eisel/Curtis [8] d. C Sherriff/Guse 6-2 6-4
Tegart/Addison [5] Melville/Allen 6-3 6-2
Court/Stone [4] d. G Sherriff/Wilson 6-4 6-0

Krantzcke/Ruffels [3] d. Dening/Stilwell 6-4 6-3
Subirats/Phillips-Moore d. Fraser/Fraser default
Casals/Jacques [7] d. Boy/Mockler default
King/Crealy [2] d. Suurbeek/Geraghty 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Turner/Bowrey [1] d Eisel/Curtis [8] 3-6 6-3 6-1
Court/Stone [4] d Tegart/Addison [5] 1-6 7-5 6-3
Krantzcke/Ruffels [3] d. Subirats/Phillips-Moore default
King/Crealy [2] d. Casals/Jacques 6-1 9-7

Semifinals

Court/Stone [4] d.Turner/Bowrey [1] 6-4 3-6 6-3
King/Crealy [2] d. Krantzcke/Ruffels [3] 6-2 9-7

Final

Billie Jean King/Dick Crealy [2] d. Margaret Court/Allan Stone [4] default

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Draw Notes:

16 foreign entries, the most since 1965.


Mrs Court=nee Margaret Smith, returning after a 1 year's absence.
Helen Fraser and John Fraser are a husband-wife pairing in mixed.
Beryl Jenkins listed as Brenda Jenkins in the NYT.
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Summary:

The mens event is devoid of star power as the star Aussies have joined the pro ranks. Roy Emerson, then record holder of the most singles slams in history, is the latest defection, turning pro weeks before the Nationals.

The ladies event holds the main treat for spectators. Would Mrs King win one last slam before turning pro? Would Margaret Smith, now Mrs Barry Court, be succesful in coming back after an absence of 18 months?

Hardly anyone bothered to show early in the week. The usual 100 plus degree heat was more in evidence than sparse fans, who were outnumbered by officals more often than not. Men's winner Bill Bowrey and pretty Lesley Turner were snapped holding hands among empty seats on center court. The love birds would wed right after the event.

Court and King progressed easily through early rounds. Margaret was devastating vs Casals,dropping only 2 games. She also won the semi easily vs Turner by overpowering her foe. It was Billie Jean who had the harder route-needing 3 sets to subdue Judy Tegart.

It was hoped the return of Margaret Smith (now playing as Court) from a year-long hiatus would provide a classic final. Instead, Billie Jean rolled through Margaret to confirm her status as the world #1.

The final was a shock. Court "flopped dismally in the final. Confident Billie jean raced all over the court to outpace her 6-1 6-2 in under forty embarrassing minutes. Margaret was so nervous and stilted that she served countless double faults and stroked with clumsy uncertainty."

By winning the Aussie in convincing fashion Mrs. King has now won all 3 slams held on grass. Her new goal is the grand slam, a tricky proposition considering clay is her weakest surface.

As for Court, many in the press wrote that "That never come back." Margaret was to prove them utterly wrong over the next few years.

Total attendance was 7,000 (3,500 for the Court-King final)

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Sources:

The ITF site (which has the seeds wrong)
BP World of Tennis

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1969

Dates: January 20-27
Venue: Milton Courts, Brisbane
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Billie Jean King (US) [1] d. Frances Luff 6-1 6-3
Evonne Goolagong d. Helen Kayser 6-3 6-1
Helen Sheedy d. Lany Kaligis (Indo) 7-5 6-2
Karen Krantzcke [6] d. Alexis Crooke 6-1 6-2

Ann Jones (GB) [3] d. Trisha Edwards 6-0 6-2
Kelly Harris d Barbara Hawcroft 6-3 6-4
Lesley Bowrey [9] d. Wendy Paish 6-3 7-5
Lesley Hunt [7] d. Janine Whyte 6-2 6-2

Helen Gourlay d. Judy Tegart [8] 2-6 7-5 6-3
Francoise Durr (Frn) [10] d. H Rush 7-5 7-5
Kerry Melville [4] d. Lita Sugiarto (Indo) 6-2 6-4
Margaret Starr d Kerryl Treasure 6-4 6-2

Rosie Casals (US)[5] d. Gail Chanfreau (Frn) 4-6 6-2 6-2
Janet Young d. Kerry Wilkinson 6-2 6-1
Helen Amos d Pamela Brand 6-3 4-6 7-5
Margaret Court [2] d. Judith Gohn (Rom) 6-0 6-0

2nd Round

King [1] d. Goolagong 6-3 6-1
Krantzcke [6] d. Sheedy 6-0 6-1
Jones [3] d. Harris 9-7 6-1
Hunt [7] d. Bowrey [9] default (stomach cramps)

Gourlay d. Durr [10] 4-6 6-4 6-0
Melville [4] d. Starr 6-1 6-1
Casals [5] d. Young 6-3 6-3
Court [2] d. Amos 6-0 6-2

Quarterfinals

King [1] d. Krantzcke [6] 11-9 7-5
Jones [3] d. Hunt [7] 6-3 6-1
Melville [4] d. Gourlay 6-3 4-6 6-4
Court [2] d. Casals [5] 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

King [1] d. Jones [3] 4-6 6-2 6-3
Court [2] d. Melville [4] 3-6 6-2 7-5

Final
Margaret Court [2] d. Billie Jean King (US) [1] 6-4 6-1
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Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Rosie Casals (US)/Billie Jean King (US) [1] d. Helen Amos/Judith Gohn (Rom) default
Gail Chanfreau (Frn)/Lesley Hunt d. Pat Billing/Loris Butterfield 6-1 6-3
Lynette Mansfield/Helen Sheedy d. Sei-Rei Cho (Tai)/Kimiyo Hatanaka(Jpn) 9-7 6-3
Karen Krantzcke/Kerry Melville [3] d. Helen Kayser/Frances Luff 6-0 6-2

Francoise Durr (Frn)/Ann Jones (GB) [4] d. Lany Kaligis (Indo)/Lita Liem (Indo) 6-4 6-4
Wendy Gilchrist/Kerry Harris d. Pamela Brand/Kerryl Treasure 6-1 6-2
Lexie Kenny/Margaret Starr d. Lesley Bowrey/Helen Gourlay default
Margaret Court/Judy Tegart[2] d. Sue Hole/Kerry Wilkinson 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Casals/King [1] d. Chanfreau/Hunt 8-6 6-1
Krantzcke/Melville [3] d. Mansfield/Sheedy 6-1 7-5
Durr/Jones [4] d. Gilchrist/Harris 6-2 6-0
Court/Tegart [2] d. Kenny/Starr 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Casals/King [1] d. Krantzcke/Melville [3] 6-3 6-4
Court/Tegart [2] d. Durr/Jones [4] 7-5 6-4

Final
Margaret Court/Judy Tegart [2] d. Rosie Casals (US)/Billie Jean King (US) [1] 6-4 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Margaret Court/Marty Riessen(US) [1] d. Gail Chanfreau (Frn)/Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau (Frn) 6-0 6-3
Judy Tegart/Ray Keldie d. Kerry Melville/Tomas Lejus(USSR) default
Kerry Harris/Ray Moore(SA) d. Lesely Bowrey/Mal Anderson default
Billie Jean King(US)/Roger Taylor(GB) [4] d. Helen Amos/Bob Giltinan 6-1 6-2

Rosie Casals(US)/Tony Roche [3] d. Lexie Kenny/Rod Brent default
Lesley Hunt/Terry Addison d. Francoise Durr (Frn)/Pancho Gonzalez(US) 8-6 7-5
Karen Krantzcke/Ray Ruffels d. Helen Gourlay/Dick Crealy default
Ann Jones(GB)/Fred Stolle [2] d. Pamela Brand/Harold Hunt 6-4 6-2

Quarterfinals

Court/Riessen [1] d. Tegart/Keldie 6-0 6-3
King/Taylor [4] d. Harris/Moore 6-3 6-2
Casals/Roche [3] d. Hunt/Addison 3-6 7-5 6-1
Jones/Stolle [2] d. Krantzcke/Ruffels 2-6 6-2 6-4

Semifinals
Court/Riessen [1] d. King/Taylor [4] 7-5 6-3
Jones/Stolle [2] d. Casals/Roche [3] 7-5 1-6 6-3

Final
Margaret Court/Marty Riessen (US) [1] versus Ann Jones (GB)/Fred Stolle [2] not played.

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Draw Notes:

Lesley Bowrey-nee Lesley Turber, who married fellow player Bill Bowrey
Gail Chanfreau=nee Gail Sheriff of Australia who married a Frenchman.
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Summary:

A good field, with 5 of the top ten. The first "Open" in Australia to offer prize money, and the last Australian to feature mixed doubles until the event returned in the 1980s.

Omnipresent heat battered players from day 1, which saw on court temps soar to 118 degrees. On day two only a couple hundred had dared brave the heat, so organizers announced night platy in a bid to save the event from financial disaster. It didn't work. In all 15,250 came over 8 days and 3 nights.

Margaret Court beat Billie Jean King 6-4 6-1 to claim the $1,500 prize. By comparison the men's winner got $5,000. In 1968 Mrs Court played poorly. This time it was King " who virtually fell apart when she became upset at the unsportsmanlike behavior of several of the fans at the Milton Courts" (NYT).

Margaret announced her second retirement from big time tennis. She would reverse her decision within weeks and go on to return to the #1 sport she held in 1965.

This was the last year that a mixed doubles championship was staged until 1986, Marty Riessen and Margaret Court sharing the title with Fred Stolle and Anne Haydon Jones. .

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Australian Open web site.
New York Times

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1970

Dates: January 19-27
Venue: White City Courts, Sydney
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=43)


1st Round

Caroline Langsford d. Sally Irvine 6-3 6-2
Helen Amos d. Caroline Cooper 6-0 6-3
Norma Marsh d. Sharon Thomson 6-2 7-5
Vicki Lancaster d. Teresa van Haren 6-1 6-1
Sandra Walsham d. Judy Harris 7-5 6-4

Adrienne Avis d. Janet Fallis 1-6 6-3 6-3
Helen Sheedy d. Kerry Hogarth 7-5 11-9
Valerie Caulley d. Elizabeth Craig-Allan default
Cynthia Sieler d. Norma Eastburn 4-6 6-4 6-3
Cheryl Norquay d. Mandy Morgan 6-3 3-6 6-3
Sandra Hole d. L Cameron 6-3 6-0

2nd Round

Margaret Court[1] d. Langsford 6-0 6-0
Kerry Wilkerson d. Helen Kayser 6-4 3-6 7-5
Kelly Harris[8] d. Amos 6-3 8-6
Evonne Goolagong d. Marsh 6-4 6-4
Karen Krantzcke[4] d. Lancaster 6-3 6-2
Lita Sugiarto (Indo) d. Judith Gohn (Rom) 6-3 6-3
Judy Dalton [5] d. Walsham 6-3 6-2
Lany Kaligis(Ina) d. Janine Whyte 6-4 6-3

Kerry Melville [2] d. Avis 6-3 6-2
Susan Alexander d. Marilyn Tesch 6-4 8-6
Christina Sandberg (Swd) [6] d. Sheedy 6-0 6-3
Jan O'Neil d. Caulley 6-1 6-0
Winnie Shaw(GB) [3] d. Sieler 6-1 6-3
Wendy Gilchrist d. Wendy Turnbull 6-4 6-2
Lesley Hunt[7] d. Norquay 6-0 6-2
Janet Young d. Hole 6-2 6-3

3rd Round

Court[1] d. Wilkerson 6-0 6-1
Goolagong d. Harris[8] 10-8 6-0
Krantzcke[4] d. Liem 6-1 6-4
Dalton[5] d. Kaligis 6-1 6-3

Melville[2] d. Alexander 6-0 6-2
Sandberg[6] d. O'Neil 8-6 7-5
Shaw[3] d. Gilchrist 6-1 6-3
Hunt[7] d. Young 8-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Court [1] d. Goolagong 6-3 6-1
Krantzcke [4] d. Dalton [5] 8-6 11-9
Melville [2] d. Sandberg [6] 6-0 6-2
Shaw [3] d. Hunt [7] 6-4 6-3

Semifinals

Court[1] d. Krantzcke[4] 6-1 6-3
Melville[2] d. Shaw[3] 8-6 6-4

Final
Margaret Court[1] d. Kerry Melville [2] 6-3 6-1
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Doubles (Draw=18)

1st Round

Judy Harris/Kerry Wilkerson d. Lynette Mansfield/Helen Sheedy 6-3 6-3
Norma Marsh/Carol Zeeman d. Robyn Davis/Janine White default

2nd Round

Court/Dalton [1] d. Caroline Cooper/Norma Eastburn 6-1 6-2
Kerry Hogarth/Marilyn Tesch d. Harris/Wilkerson 6-3 6-2
Wendy Gilchrist/Lesley Hunt d. Marsh/Zeeman 9-7 7-5
Jan O'Neil/Christina Sandberg (Swd) [4] d. Anne Coleman/Chris Matison 6-0 6-0

Kerry Harris/Winnie Shaw(GB) [3] d. Christine King/Margaret Starr 6-2 6-1
Lany Kaligis (Indo)/Lita Liem (Indo) d. Helen Amos/Sue Hole 4-6 8-6 6-1
Sue Alexander/Sandra Walsham d. Vicki Lancaster/Barbara Murphy 6-3 6-3
Karen Krantzcke/Kerry Melville[2] d. Elizabeth Craig-Allan/Caroline Langsford 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals

Court/Dalton[1] d. Hogarth/Tesch 6-3 6-1
Gilchrist/Hunt d. O'Neil/Sandberg [4] 8-6 2-6 7-5
Harris/Shaw[3] d. Kaligis/Liem 6-0 6-3
Krantzcke/Melville[2] d. Alexander/Walsham 6-1 6-1

Semifinals

Court/Dalton[1] d. Gilchrist/Hunt 6-4 6-2
Krantzcke/Melville[2] d. Harris/Shaw[3] 6-3 4-6 10-8

Final
Court/Dalton[1] d. Krantzcke/Melville[2] 6-3 6-4
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Draw notes:

A very weak field, with only 2 of the World's top 10. Notable as the first slam for Wendy Turnbull.

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Summary:

Court drops only 14 games in 5 matches-a record? This was the first leg of Court's 1970 grand slam.

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Sources:

Australian Open web site.

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1971

Dates: March 9-14
Venue: White City Courts, Sydney.
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=30)

1st Round

Margaret Court[1]-bye
Pat Coleman d. Helen Taylor 6-0 6-0
Barbara Hawcroft d. Cynthia Sieler 6-3 6-4
Helen Gourlay[8] d. Vicki Lancaster 6-3 3-6 6-1
Patty Hogan(US) [5] d. Sandra Walsham 6-4 6-2
Lesley Hunt d. Adrienne Avis 6-3 6-4
Jan O'Neill d. Dianne Fromholtz 6-3 6-0
Norma Eastburn d. Gail Chanfreau (Frn)[4] default

Sandra Hole d. Janet Fallis 6-7 6-3 7-5
Norma Marsh d. Marilyn Tesch 6-1 6-2
Lesley Bowrey d. Carol Zeeman 6-1 6-1
Winnie Shaw(GB) [7] d. Janet Young 6-1 6-0
Pat Edwards d. Kelly Harris [6] 6-3 7-6
Sharon Walsh (US) d. Anne Coleman 6-2 6-2
Helen Kayser d. Kati Athorne 6-2 6-2
Evonne Goolagong [2]-bye

2nd Round

Court[1] d. Coleman 6-1 6-1
Gourlay[8] d. Hawcroft 7-5 6-4
Hunt d. Hogan [5] 6-3 6-4
O'Neill d. Eastbourn 6-1 6-0

Marsh d. Hole 6-2 6-3
Shaw [7] d. Bowrey 6-0 1-6 6-4
Walsh d. Edwards 6-3 6-1
Goolagong [2] d. Kayser 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Court[1] d. Gourlay[8] 6-0 6-4
Hunt d. O'Neill 6-4 6-4
Shaw[7] d. Marsh 6-0 7-6
Goolagong[2] d. Walsh 6-3 6-4

Semifinals

Court[1] d. Hunt 6-0 6-3
Goolagong[2] d. Shaw[7] 7-6 6-1

Final
Court[1] d. Goolagong[2] 2-6 7-6(7-0 ) 7-5
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Doubles [Draw=14]

1st Round

Court/Goolagong[1]-bye
O'Neil/Zeman d. Sieler/O'Connor 6-3 6-0
Gourlay/Harris[3] d. Tesch/A.Coleman 6-0 6-4
Hogan/Walsh d. Hole/Lancaster 6-2 6-4

Jill Emerson/Hunt[4] d. Edwards/Walsham 6-3 6-1
Fallis/Young d. Avis/Eastburn 6-3 4-6 7-6
Hawcroft/Kayser d. Marsh/Turner 6-4 6-4
Pat Coleman/Shaw[2] bye

Quarterfinals

Court/Goolagong[1] d. O'Neil/Zeeman 6-1 6-2
Gourlay/Harris[3] d. Hogan/Walsh 6-4 6-3
Emerson/Hunt[4] d. Fallis/Young 6-3 6-1
Coleman/Shaw[2] d. Hawcroft/Kayser 3-6 7-5 6-1

Semifinals

Court/Goolagong[1] d. Gourlay/Harris[3] 6-4 7-5
Emerson/Hunt[4] d. Coleman/Shaw[2] 6-2 6-4

Final

Margaret Court/Evonne Goolagong[1] d. Jill Emerson/Lesley Hunt[4] 6-0 6-0

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Draw notes:

Prize money: $56,000 US combined

The #3 seed is missing-probably a withdrawal

Mrs Emmerson=Jill Emmerson, nee Blackman. [Per Andrew Tas] World of Tennis has Emmerson as the spelling. The Sydney Morning Herald also confirms this on March 11 1971.
Jill Blackman played after she got married into the mid 1970's mainly in and around Sydney.

The Aussie site gives a 1R score of 6-0 5-0 retired for Helen Kayser d. Kati Athorne

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Summary:

The Dunlop Australian Open had one of the weakest fields in years. Only Court was in the World top ten, though Goolagong would be in that group later in 1971. Only 4 foreigners showed, and one of those, Gail Lovera (nee Sherriff), was a born Aussie. The new Virginia Slims circuit began in January, taking away most possible foreign entries, and even class Aussies such as Kerry Melville Reid and Judy Tegart, both top tenners. A star was born in the women's final, as Evonne Goolagong stretched Court to the limit, leading 5-2 in the third. At that point cramps became too much for the young lass, who lost the next 5 games. It was Court's second Aussie final win where her opponent was done in partly due to cramps, echoing the 1965 final.

Overall this was Court's 10th Aussie title in singles and her 3rd consecutive title. This year the Aussie decided to use a tiebreaker except in deciding sets-the middle set tiebreak (won by Court 7-0) was the first tiebreak in a women's final. Top prize was US $2,016.

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1972

Dates: December 27, 1971 to January 3, 1972
Venue: Kooyong, Melbourne, Australia
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=32-4 foreign)

1st Round

Evonne Goolagong[1] d. Helen Worland 6-0 6-1
Janine Whyte d. Anne Coleman 6-4 6-2
Mona Schallau (US) d. Kerry Wilkinson 6-1 6-2
Barbara Hawcroft[8] d. Diane James 7-5 6-2
Olga Morozova (USSR) [5] d. Kay Williams 6-0 6-1
Sally Irvine d. Robyn Knobel 6-2 6-4
Marilyn Tesch d. Mandy Morgan 6-4 6-2
Helen Gourlay[4] d. Pat Billing 6-1 6-2

Gail Chanfreau(Frn)[3] d. Brenda Dart 6-2 6-1
Janet Young d. Ann Lebedeff (US) 6-0 6-1
Wendy Turnbull d. Sue Hole 6-0 6-4
Kelly Harris[6] d. Chris Matison 6-3 6-2
Karen Krantzcke[7] d. Pam Whytcross 6-2 6-0
Pat Coleman d. Maureen Pratt 6-3 6-3
Judy Harris d. Patricia King 6-3 5-7 6-1
Virginia Wade (GB) [2] d. Cheryl Norquay 6-3 6-1

2nd Round

Goolagong[1] d. Whyte 6-3 6-1
Hawcroft[8] d. Schallau 5-7 7-5 6-3
Morozova[5] d. Irvine 6-1 6-3
Gourlay[4] d. Tesch 6-3 7-6

Chanfreau[3] d. Young 7-5 4-6 6-1
Harris[6] d. Turnbull 6-1 7-6
Coleman d. Krantzcke[7] 7-6 5-7 6-1
Wade[2] d. J.Harris 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Goolagong[1] d. Hawcroft[8] 6-1 3-6 6-1
Gourlay[4] d. Morozova[5] 6-2 6-1
Harris[6] d. Chanfreau[3] 6-3 7-6
Wade[2] d. Coleman 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Goolagong[1] d. Gourlay[4] 6-2 7-5
Wade[2] d. Harris[6] 7-6 (10-8) 2-6 6-0

Final
Virginia Wade[2] d. Evonne Goolagong [1] 6-4 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=12)

1st Round

Evonne Goolagong/Virginia Wade[1]-bye
Robyn Knobel/Marilyn Tesch d. Sue Hole/Janet Young 7-5 7-9 6-0
Anne Coleman/Chris Matison d. Diane James/Kay Williams 6-3 6-4
Pat Coleman/Karen Krantzcke [4]-bye

Helen Gourlay/Kerry Harris[3]-bye
Barbara Hawcroft/Wendy Turnbull d. Pat Billing/Janine Whyte 6-1 6-3
Ann Lebedeff/Mona Schallau d. Cheryl Norquay/Lynette Mansfield 6-2 6-0
Gail Chanfreau/Olga Morozova[2]-bye

Quarterfinals

Goolagong/Wade[1] d. Knobel/Tesch w/o
P Coleman/Krantzcke[4] d. A Coleman/Matison 6-4 6-4
Gourlay/Harris[3] d. Hawcroft/Turnbull 6-2 6-1
Chanfreau/Morozova[2] d. Lebedeff/Schallau 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

P Coleman/Krantzcke[4] d. Goolagong/Wade[1] 2-6 6-4 6-4
Gourlay/Harris[3] d. Chanfreau/Morozova[2] 6-2 6-2

Final
Helen Gourlay/Kerry Harris[3] d. Pat Coleman/Karen Krantzcke [4] 6-0 6-4
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Draw Notes:

It's Ann Lebedeff (not Leberdoff) without a doubt-per news about her at Pomaona College, where she is a PE Instructor.
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Summary:

Goolagong and Wade were the only members of the top 10 entered. Even many Aussies skipped their national championships to play the Slims circuit in the US. A pregnant Margaret Court was unable to defend her title. The Aussie LTA helped to scuttle their own national event by banning Melville, L.Hunt, and Dalton from the tourney for playing a tuneup event in Auckland instead of the one in Queensland.

Wade entered with the express purpose of gaining
revenge over Goolagong for a Fed Cup defeat the previous year. The two easily gained the final "Evonne in her lighthearted way and Virginia remorseless and unsmiling as ever."

On finals day over 12,500 were packed in an arena whose capacity was 11,800. It was the largest finals day ever. The record crowds of 47,500 beat the previous 1969 record of 33,000 by far. Wade was down 0-3 in set one, but never looked back afterwards, running up a 6-4 5-1 lead. Evonne sent hopes up by coming back to 4-5, but Miss Wade clinched her third match point.

Absentee Billie Jean must have rued not coming to Melbourne after the US Open, for she was unbeaten in slams for 1972 and may have had a shot at the grand slam.
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Source:

World of Tennis 73. Results are in draw order.

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1973

Dates: December 26, 1972 - January 1, 1973
Venue: Kooyong, Melbourne
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=48)


1st Round

Margaret Court [1]-bye
Nathalie Fuchs (Frn) d. Lynette Mansfield 5-7 6-2 6-1
Brenda Dart d. Kathy Walker 6-4 6-3
Kerry Hogarth-bye
Eugenia Birioukova (USSR) [9]-bye
Helen Worland d. Diane James 6-2 7-5
Duk-Hee Lee (Kor) d. Pam Whytcross 6-4 7-5
Karen Krantzcke[8]-bye

Kerry Melville [4]-bye
Cynthia Doerner d. Leslie Walker 6-2 6-1
Glynis Coles (GB)-bye
Moira Whitely d. Soon-Oh Lee (Kor) 6-4 6-4
Wendy Turnbull d. Kay Williams 6-0 5-7 6-3
Janet Young [12]-bye
Dianne Fromholtz d. Helen Young 6-1 6-2
Pat Coleman [5]-bye

Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jpn) [6]-bye
Lindsay Blachford d. Sally Irvine 7-6 6-3
Marilyn Tesch[11]-bye
Maureen Pratt d. Joan Walker (Zim) 7-6 2-6 6-4
Lesley Bowrey-bye
Marion Proisy(Frn) d. Dorte Ekner (Den) 6-4 6-4
Chris Matison d. Kerry Wilkinson 7-5 6-1
Virginia Wade (GB) [3]-bye

Barbara Hawcroft [10]-bye
Mandy Morgan d. Janine Whyte 6-3 6-1
Kerry Harris [7]-bye
Monique Van Haver (Bel) d. Kiyoko Nomura (Jpn) 6-1 6-2
Lesley Charles (GB) d. Chris O'Neil 7-6 5-7 6-2
Michele Gurdal (Bel)-bye
Jeong-Soon Yang (Kor) d. Helen Crozier 6-2 6-4
Evonne Goolagong [2]-bye

2nd Round

Court [1] d. Fuchs 6-0 6-0
Dart d. Hogarth 2-6 6-3 6-2
Birioukova[ 9] d. Worland 6-0 6-1
Krantzcke [8] d. Lee 6-3 7-5
Fromholtz d. Coleman [5] 6-2 6-1
Turnbull d. Young [12] default
Coles d. Whitely 6-2 6-1
Melville [4] d. Doerner 6-2 6-4

Wade [3] d. Matison 6-0 6-0
Bowrey d. Proisy 6-1 6-2
Sawamatsu [6] d. Blachford 6-3 2-6 6-1
Tesch [11] d. Pratt 6-3 7-6
Hawcroft [10] d. Morgan 6-1 1-6 6-2
Harris [7] d. Van Haver 6-2 6-4
Charles d. Gurdal 3-6 6-3 6-2
Goolagong [2] d. Yang 6-3 6-1

3rd Round

Court [1] d. Dart 6-0 6-0
Krantzcke [8] d. Birioukova [9] 6-1 7-5
Fromholtz d. Turnbull 6-3 6-2
Melville [4] d. Coles 6-1 6-2

Wade [3] d. Bowrey 6-1 6-1
Sawamatsu [6] d. Tesch [11] 6-3 6-2
Harris d. Hawcroft[ 10] 6-0 6-2
Goolagong [2] d. Charles 6-7 6-4 6-2

Quarterfinals

Court [1] d. Krantzcke [8] 6-4 6-3
Melville [4] d. Fromholtz 6-1 6-3
Sawamatsu [6] d. Wade [3] 0-6 6-1 6-4
Goolagong [2] d. Harris [7] 6-4 6-3

Semifinals

Goolagong [2] d. Sawamatsu [6] 6-4 6-3
Court [1] d. Reid [4] 6-1 6-0

Final
Margaret Court [1] d. Evonne Goolagong [2] 6-4 7-5
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Doubles (Draw=23)

1st Round

Margaret Court/Virginia Wade (GB) [1] bye
Chris Matison/Helen Young bye
Mandy Morgan/Pam Whytcross d. J Lin(Chn)/Pam Wearne 6-0 6-0
Bernadette Heavey/Moira Whitely-bye
Cynthia Doerner/Sally Irvine bye
Kerry Wilkinson/Kay Williams d. Patricia Ahern/Brenda Dale 4-6 6-2 6-4
Kerry Hogarth/Marilyn Tesch d. Lindsay Blachford (GB)/Marion Proisy (Frn) 7-5 6-2
Evgenia Birioukova (USSR)/Karen Krantzcke[4]-bye

Kerry Harris/Kerry Melville[3]-bye
Michelle Arnott/Sally Arnott-bye
Pat Coleman/Wendy Turnbull d. Diane James/Lynette Mansfield 6-2 6-3
Barbara Hawcroft/Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jpn) -bye

Lesley Charles (GB)/Glynis Coles (GB)-bye
Dorte Ekner (Den)/Nathalie Fuchs (Frn) d. Soon-Oh Lee (Kor)/Jeong-Soon Yang (Kor) 6-2 6-3
Michele Gurdal (Bel)/Monique Van Haver (Bel) d. Jennifer Glynn/Mary Liddle 6-2 6-2
Evonne Goolagong/Janet Young[2]-bye

2nd Round

Court/Wade[1] d. Matison/H.Young 6-3 6-1
Morgan/Whytcross d. Heavey/Whitely w/o
Doerner/Irvine d. Wilkinson/Williams 6-0 6-2
Birioukova/Krantzcke[4] d. Hogarth/Tesch 6-4 6-3

Harris/Melville[3] d. Arnott/Arnott 6-1 6-1
Coleman/Turnbull d. Hawcroft/Sawamatsu 6-1 6-4
Charles/Coles d. Ekner/Fuchs 6-4 6-3
Goolagong/Young[2] d. Gurdal/Van Haver 6-4 6-0

Quarterfinals

Court/Wade[1] d. Morgan/Whytcross 6-1 6-1
Doerner/Irvine d. Birioukova/Krantzcke[4] 6-4 6-1
Harris/Melville[3] d. Coleman/Turnbull 6-1 6-1
Goolagong/Young[2] d. Charles/Coles 6-2 6-4

Semifinals

Court/Wade[1] d. Doerner/Irvine 6-1 6-3
Harris/Melville[3] d. Goolagong/Young[2] 6-2 6-4

Final
Margaret Court/Virginia Wade (GB) [1] d. Kerry Harris/Kerry Melville[3] 6-4 6-4
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Draw notes:

World of Tennis gives score of Kerry Hogarth/Marilyn Tesch d. Lindsay Blachford (GB)/V Leiper 7-5 6-2 instead of d. Lindsay Blachford (GB)/Marion Proisy (Frn) 7-5 6-2

Mrs P Wearne=nee Pam Southcombe

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Summary:

In smashing Dart in R3 Court lost only 3 points on her serve the entire match!

Goolagong was two games from elimination at the hands of Brit Lesley Charles, recovering from 6-7 2-4 to win. It was a case of good play on Lesley's part and a "walkabout" on Evonne's. Goolagong had 2 set points at 6-4 in the tiebreak and lost it 11-9.

In the quarters tiny Sawamatsu directs balls to Wade's backhand as Virginia starts missing. The defending champ goes down in a blaze of errors after capturing a love set. Wade "obviously affected by the stiffling center court conditions., was close to collapse as she walked rubberry-legged from the courts. in between games she she took slat tablets, drank consistently, and and slumped in the shade of the umpire's chair. Afterwards, she confesed to heat stroke, feeling faint, and at times missing sight of the ball.. In an attempt to conserve energy she she played half-hearted shots and appeared to throw the second set." Kazuko won when she broke Wade at 4-4 and then held for the upset win of her career.

The one sour note for Court came when a locker room matron refused, politely but firmly, to let her bring her son Danny into the facilities. Margaret let loose to the press: "It's about time Australia stopped living in the past with their archaic ideas of officaldom". When Kooyong offered to let her use an alternate room Margaret refused.

After a 33 minute semi roll over Melville, Margaret declares, "I don't fear anybody-not Billie Jean King or anybody. It would be a thrill to win after having a baby. It would show that tennis mums can play-and play well. I'd like to be the best player in the world again." Goolagong, who took 56 minutes to dispose of Sawamatsu, said that "Margaret's match was over so quickly I didn't have time to practice." Evonne declared she wanted the Aussie crown more than any other title.

Court beat Goolagong in "sweltering heat" before 11,500. She had pulled her stomach muscle in the semis vs. Melville. It slowed her down on serves and smashes, but she won despite dropping serve 3 times in the match with an all-out attack. The 115 degree heat led both women to swallow salt tablets. Evonne's weak forehand is put under continuous stress by Margaret's attack to that side. Since her return in mid 1972 Margaret has captured 12 of 16 events in singles.

This was to be Court's final singles title in the Australian Championships. In all she won 11 times, a record for any slam to this day.

First prize here was $4,500 US.
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1974

Dates: 24 December 1973 to January 1st 1974
Venue: Kooyong, Meblourne
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=56)

1st Round

Chris Evert(US)[1- bye
Katerleen Szeman(Hun)- bye
Janet Fallis-bye
Tochiko Sade(Jpn)-bye
Jenny Walker d. Chris Matison 7-6 3-6 7-5
Janet Newberry (US) d. Kiyoko Nomura (Jpn) 6-0 6-2
Marilyn Tesch d. Kerry Hogarth 6-4 6-1
Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jpn) [8] d. Helena Anliot (Swd) 6-4 6-3

Lesley Hunt [5] d. Wendy Paish 6-4 6-0
Helen Gourlay d. Lindsay Beaven (GB) 6-2 4-6 7-5
Sue Barker (GB) d. Isabelle Larsson (Swd) 7-6 6-3
Jill Schwikert (US) d. Frances Candy 6-4 6-2
Nellemiele Brouwer (Neth) d. Beverley Rae 6-4 6-3
Pat Coleman d. Margareta Strandberg (Swd)7-5 5-7 6-3
Wendy Turnbull d. Brenda Dale 6-0 6-0
Julie Heldman (US) [4] d. Nerida Gregory (US) 6-3 6-3

Kerry Melville [3] d. Kerryl Chute 6-1 6-2
Dianne Fromholtz d. Pam Whytcross 7-6 6-7 6-0
Ann Kiyomura (US) d. Jo Griffiths (Ire) 6-0 6-3
Mandy Morgan d. Anneloes Scothorst (Neth) 6-2 6-0
Gail Williams d. Sally Arnott 7-6 6-2
Jackie Fayer (GB) d. Joy Schwikert (US) 6-3 6-2
Judy Dalton d. Chris O'Neil 4-6 6-2 6-2
Jenny Dimond d. Kerry Harris [6] 2-6 6-3 6-4

Pam Teegarden (US )[7] d. Nora Lauteslager (Neth) 6-1 6-3
Karen Krantzcke d. Vicki Lancaster 6-3 6-3
Mimi Wikstedt (Swd) d.Barbara Hawcroft 2-6 6-1 6-1
Janet Young d. Kathy Walker 6-3 6-4
Peggy Michel (US)-bye
Jan O'Neill-bye
Masaka Yokobori (Jpn)-bye
Evonne Goolagong[2]-bye


2nd Round

Evert [1] d. Szeman 6-0 6-0
Fallis d. Sade 3-6 6-0 6-3
Newberry d. Walker 6-4 7-6
Sawamatsu [8] d. Tesch 1-6 6-2 6-4
Hunt [5] d. Gourlay 6-2 7-6
Barker d. Schwikert 6-2 6-7 6-3
Coleman d. Brouwer 6-0 6-2
Heldman [4] d. Turnbull 6-3 6-4

Melville [3] d. Fromholtz 6-2 6-1
Kiyomura d. Morgan 6-1 6-2
Fayter d. Williams 6-2 6-1
Dalton d. Dimond 4-6 6-2 6-0
Krantzcke d. Teeguarden [7] 4-6 6-1 6-2
Young d. Wikstedt 6-2 6-3
Michel d. Lehane 6-4 6-4
Goolagong [2] d. Yokobori 6-0 6-0

3rd Round

Evert [1] d. Fallis 6-1 6-1
Newberry d. Sawamatsu [8] 6-3 6-3
Hunt [5] d. Barker 7-5 6-2
Heldman [4] d. Coleman 6-1 6-2

Melville [3] d. Kiyomura 6-3 6-3
Dalton d. Fayter 6-3 7-5
Krantzcke d. Young 6-4 4-6 6-4
Goolagong [2] d. Michel 7-6 6-4

Quarterfinals

Evert [1] d. Newberry 6-2 6-4
Heldman [4] d. Hunt [5] 7-5 6-7 6-2
Melville [3] d. Dalton 6-3 6-4
Goolagong [2] d. Krantzcke 4-6 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Evert[1] d. Heldman[4] 6-2 6-3
Goolagong[2] d. Melville[3] 7-6 5-7 6-1

Final
Evonne Goolagong [2] d. Chris Evert (US) [1] 7-6(7-5) 4-6 6-0
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Junior Girls Final
Sue Barker (GB) d Chris O'Neill 6-2 7-6
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Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Kerry Harris/Kery Melville[1] d. Diane Eastburn/Norma Eastburn default
Chris O' Neil/Kym Ruddell d. Kerry Hogarth/Chris Matison 6-7 6-3 6-1
Sue Barker (GB)/Lindsay Beaven (GB) d. Brenda Dale/Kiyoko Nomura (Jpn) 6-3 6-2
Helena Anliot(Swd)/Isabelle Larsson (Swd) d. Janet Fallis/Lois Raymond 6-4 6-3
Janet Newberry (US)/Pam Teeguarden (US) d. Frances Candy/Jo Griffiths (Ire) 6-2 7-5
Helen Gourlay/Karen Krantzcke d. Jackie Fayter (GB)/Marilyn Tesch 6-4 6-0
Karryl Chute/Vicki Lancaster d. Wendy Paish/Katerleenn Szeman (Hun) 6-1 6-0
Judy Dalton/Julie Heldman (US) [4] d. Mandy Morgan/Pam Whytcross 6-3 6-3

Lesley Hunt/Janet Young[3] d. Chris Cerato/Gail Williams 6-1 6-1
Charlene Hillebrand/Lynne Nette d. Jennifer Glynn/Mary Liddle 6-4 6-2
Jill Schwikert (US)/Joy Schwikert (US) d. Barbara Hawcrowf/Jan O' Neill 7-6 6-1
Pat Coleman/Wendy Turnbull d. Toshiko Sade/Masako Yokobori 6-1 6-2
Ann Kiyomura/Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jpn) d. Judy Forbes/Cheryl Germaine 6-1 7-6
Jenny Dimond/Dianne Fromholtz d. Margareta Strandberg (Swd)/Mimi Wikstedt (Swd) 6-4 6-1
Jenny Walker/Kathy Walker d. Nora Lauteslager ( Neth)/Suzanne Lundgren (Swd) 6-4 6-3
Evoone Goolagong/Peggy Michel (US) [2] d. Nellemieke Brouwer(Neth)/Anneloes Schothurst(Neth) 6-1 6-1

2nd Round

Harris/Melville[1] d. C.O'Neil/K.Ruddell 6-2 6-3
Barker/Beaven d. Anliot/Larsson 6-4 6-3
Gourlay/Krantzcke d. Newberry/Teeguarden 7-6 7-5
Dalton/Heldman[4] d. Chute/Lancaster 6-2 6-4

Hunt/Young[3] d. C.Hillebrand/L.Nette 6-3 6-0
Schwikert/Schwikert d. Coleman/Turnbull 7-6 1-6 10-8
Kiyomura/Sawamatsu d. Dimond/Fromholtz 6-1 7-6
Goolagong/Michel[2] d. Walker/Walker 6-0 6-2

Quarterfinals

Harris/Melville[1] d. Barker/Beaven 7-5 7-6
Dalton/Heldman[4] d. Gourlay/Krantzcke 6-3 6-4
Hunt/Young[3] d. Schwikert/Schwikert 6-3 6-4
Goolagong/Michel[2] d. Kiyomura/Sawamatsu 6-0 6-2

Semifinals

Harris/Melville[1] d. Dalton/Heldman[4] 6-3 6-4
Goolagong/Michel[2] d. Hunt/Young[3] default

Final
Evonne Goolagong/Peggy Michel (US) [2] d. Kerry Harris/Kerry Melville[1] 7-5 6-3

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Draw Notes:


25 foreigners in a draw of 56.

Could Brenda Dale be Brenda Dart?
Masako Yokobori listed as "Miki" on Aussie web site.
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Summary:

The best field since 1969. The star power showed in the numbers-60,000 coming through the turnstiles. It was Evert's first trip to Oz. She was to enter 6 times in all, never failing to reach the finals. After 1974 she didn't return until 1981.

Julie Helman provided most of the early headline as she publicly lobbied for women's rights. She played Lesely Hunt on the #1 outside show court. The match was interrupted by a gale-force wind, a 30 degree plunge in temps, and finally a rain storm. As the ladies came back to finish their match referee Jim Entinck announced that the next match, a men's singles, was being moved to center court because the slippery conditions meant it was "not fit for a men's match." a furious Julie took hold of the mic and spat out, "What are we, second-class citizens?".

Later on she let loose in the presser. "I fthe conditions wern't suitable for men, why should they be suitable for women? We had a lot of water on the court, but nobody suggested that we move. There are more big name women players here than men. People are paying to see entertainment and they want to see the girls more. I have played two matches in the boonies without ball boys and without water. it is about time that Australain tennis woke up and realized that women are entertainment. You've got Goolagong, Melville, Evert and now another chick-me-in the semifinals and we are all something."

Entinck's reply: To me the whole thing was all fun and nothing to do with the sexes. to be serious, I regarded the court as too wet to play another match. The women started on the court and it was right for them to finish on it."

A "spillover' crowd of 13,000 showers their adoration on Goolagong for winning what was billed as a heavyweight contest.

The first two sets had featured some spectacular baseline rallies. “I felt confident even before I went out on court and I was on a roll,” said Goolagong, who took a shower during the 10-sminute break the players were afforded during the second and third sets due to the oppressive conditions. “It was just what I needed...I won the third set quite easily.” Another factor that spurred Evonne on may have been her coach Viv Edwards. Viv urged her to attack the net, rounding off with, "Evonne just believe in God, believe in yourself, and believe in me." She proceded to steamroll Evert, who won only 9 points in the last set. When it was over the fans gave Goolagong a 5 minute standing ovation and threw leftover New Year's party streamers onto the court. The Evert-Goolagong rivalry now stands at 6-5 in Evert's favor.

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1975

Dates: 21 December 1974-01 January 1975
Venue: Kooyong Melbourne
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=56)

1st Round

Margaret Court[1]-bye
Sue Mappin(GB) d. Chris Cerato 6-4 7-5
Wendy Turnbull d. Lesley Bowrey 2-6 6-4 6-1
Cynthia Doerner d. Deborah Fiuza (Port) 6-0 6-1
Nerida Gregory d. Diane Evers 7-5 6-0
Pam Whytcross d. Glynis Coles (GB) 6-2 ret
Monique Van Haver (Bel) d. Vivicca Andersson (Swd) 7-5 6-2
Martina Navratilova (CZ) [8]-bye

Helen Gourlay[5]-bye
Peggy Michel (US) d. Diane Eastburn 6-3 3-6 7-5
Chris Matison d. Ai Iida (Jpn) 6-4 6-1
Helena Anliot (Swd) d. Jenny Walker 2-6 6-1 6-2
Natasha Chmyreva (USSR) d. Belinda Thompson (GB) 6-2 6-1
Laura DuPont (US) d. Kerry Harris 4-6 7-6 11-9
Sally Greer (US) d. Kaye Hallum 7-5 6-1
Kerry Melville [4]-bye

Evonne Goolagong[3]-bye
Chris O'Neil d. Lois Raymond 6-4 6-3
Linda Mottram (GB) d. Julie Staines 6-3 6-2
Kiyoko Nomura (Jpn) d. Sally Irvine 7-6 3-6 6-3
Michele Gurdal (Bel) d. Cheree Walker (NZ) 7-6 6-2
Lesley Charles (GB) d. Maureen Pratt 6-1 6-0
Mona Schallau (US) d. Carol Draper 6-2 6-1
Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jpn) [6]-bye

Dianne Fromholtz[7]-bye
Jan Wilton d. Kerry Neil 6-3 6-1
Sue Barker (GB) d. Gail Williams 6-0 6-1
Vicki Lancaster-Kerr d. Kim Ruddell 6-0 5-7 7-5
Marilyn Robinson d. Kerry Hogarth 6-4 6-3
Ceci Martinez (US) d. Julie Hanrahan 6-3 6-0
Frederique Thibault (Frn) d. Jenny Dimond 6-1 6-2
Olga Morozova (USSR) [2]-bye

2nd Round

Court [1] d. Mappin 6-2 7-5
Turnbull d. Doerner 5-7 6-4 6-1
Gregory d. Whytcross 6-2 4-6 6-4
Navratilova [8] d. Van Haver 6-3 7-6
Michel d. Gourlay [5] 6-2 6-2
Matison d. Anliot 6-4 6-3
Chmyreva d. DuPont 6-3 6-0
Greer d. Melville [4] default

Goolagong [3] d. O'Neil 6-1 6-1
Mottram d. Nomura 7-5 6-3
Charles d. Gurdal 0-6 6-4 6-2
Sawamatsu [6] d. Schallau 6-2 6-0
Fromholtz [7] d. Wilton 6-7 6-2 6-1
Barker d. Lancaster-Kerr 6-4 2-6 6-0
Martinez d. Robinson 6-2 6-4
Morozova [2] d. Thibault 6-2 6-0

3rd Round

Court [1] d. Turnbull 6-4 6-1
Navratilova [8] d. Gregory 6-0 6-3
Matison d. Michel 7-6 4-6 7-5
Chymreva d. Greer 7-5 6-1

Goolagong [3] d. Mottram 6-3 6-2
Sawamatsu [6] d. Charles 6-4 6-4
Barker d. Fromholtz [7] 7-5 6-3
Morozova [2] d. Martinez 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Navratilova [8] d. Court [1] 6-4 6-3
Chmyreva d. Matison 3-6 6-2 7-5
Goolagong [3] d. Sawamatsu [6] 6-3 7-5
Barker d. Morozova [2] 6-2 7-6

Semifinals

Navratilova [8] d. Chmyreva 6-4 6-4
Goolagong [3] d. Barker 6-2 6-4

Final
Evonne Goolagong [3] d. Martina Navratilova (Cz) [8] 6-3 6-2
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Doubles (Draw=21)


1st Round

Margaret Court/Olga Morozova (USSR) [1]-bye
Natasha Chmyreva (USSR)/Deborah Fiuza (Port) d. Sally Irvine/Gail Williams 6-3 6-3
Kym Ruddell/Pam Whytcross d. Kerry Hogarth/Martina Navratilova (Cz) 6-3 6-4
Laura Dupont (US)/Wendy Turnbull [8]-bye
Jenny Dimond/Dianne Fromholtz [5]-bye
Vicki Lancaster-Kerr/Chris Matison-bye
Diane Evers/Nerida Gregory-bye
Lesley Bowrey/Judy Dalton- [4]-bye

Helen Gourlay/Kerry Harris [3]-bye
Michele Gurdal (Bel)/Frederique Thibault (Frn) d. Lois Raymond/Gwen Stirton 6-4 6-4
Cynthia Doerner/Jenny Walker-bye
Lesley Charles (GB)/Sue Mappin (GB) [6]-bye
Sue Barker (GB)/Glynis Coles (GB) [7]-bye
Kaye Hallam/Jan Wilton d. Chris Cerato/Kiyoko Nomura (Jpn) 6-3 6-3
Chris O'Neil/Cheree Walker (NZ) d. Sally Greer (US)/Ceci Martinez (US) 6-4 6-3
Evonne Goolahong/Peggy Michel (US) [2]-bye

2nd Round

Court/Morozova [1] d. Chmyreva/Fiuza 6-0 6-0
Dupont/Turnbull [8] d. Ruddell/Whytcross 7-5 6-1
Dimond/Fromholtz [5] d. Lancaster/Matison 6-4 3-6 6-4
Dalton/Bowrey [4] d. Evers/Gregory 7-5 6-1

Gourlay/Harris [3] d. Gurdal/Thibault 6-1 6-2
Charles/Mappin [6] d. Cynthia Doerner/Jenny Walker 6-4 6-1
Barker/Coles [7] d. Kaye Hallam/Jan Wilton 6-1 2-6 6-2
Goolagong/Michel [2] d. O'Neil/Walker 6-3 6-4

Quarterfinals

Court/Morozova [1] d. Dupont/Turnbull [8] 6-1 6-3
Bowrey/Dalton [4] d. Dimond/Fromholtz [5] 7-5 6-3
Gourlay/Harris [3] d. Charles/Mappin [6] 6-3 6-4
Gooolagong/Michel [2] d. Barker/Coles [7] 4-6 6-3 8-6

Semifinals

Court/Morozova [1] d. Bowrey/Dalton [4] 6-1 6-2
Goolagong/Michel [2] d. Gourlay/Harris [3] 6-4 6-1

Final
Evonne Goolagong/Peggy Michel (US) [2] d. Margaret Court/Olga Morozova (USSR) [1] 7-6 7-6

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Summary:

Youth was prominent at this year's event-the first Australian Open for Martina Navratilova. The scrambling 18 year old Czech fell to the turf a couple of times in the semis vs. 16 year old Russian Chymreva. British star Sue Barker is also only 18. By comparison Goolagong seemed positively ancient at 24.

What then was one to make of Margaret Court, aged 33 and gunning for her 12th Aussie Open? Youth in the form of Martina finally caught up to Court, and even the sentimental crowd couldn't pull her through. This was fated to be Court's last Aussie Open.

Evonne needs 46 minutes to win over surprise finalist Martina Navratilova before a capacity crowd of 12,500. The young Czech had more to be pleased with than her first grand slam final. Her federation finally will allow her to keep some of her prize money.

Mourning the death of her father in a car accident, Evonne Goolagong cried on her coach’s shoulder on receiving her second-consecutive Australian Open trophy having beaten Martina Navratilova 6-3 6-2.

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1976

Dates: December 26-January 4
Venue: Kooyong, Melbourne, Australia
Surface: Grass

Alternate name: The Marlboro Australian Open.

Singles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Evonne Goolagong [1] d. Lotta Stenberg (Swd) 6-3 6-0
Brigitte Simon (Frn) d. Kerry Neill 6-1 6-4
Michele Gurdal (Bel) d. Nerida Gregory (US) 6-3 6-3
Lesley Bowrey [7] d. Kym Ruddell 6-3 6-1
Sue Barker(GB)[4] d. Diane Evers 6-4 7-5
Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) d. Kaye Hallam 7-6 6-3
Wendy Turnbull d. Pam Whytcross 6-3 6-4
Helen Gourlay [6] d. Nina Bohm (Swd) 6-3 6-1

Renata Tomanova (Cz) [5] d. Carol Zeeman 6-0 6-2
Julie Hanrahan d. Cathy Griffiths 6-4 2-6 7-5
Michelle Tyler (GB) d. Jenny Dimond 6-2 6-2
Helga Masthoff (Ger) [3] d. Judy Dalton 6-3 6-2
Janet Young [8] d. Jenny Walker 2-6 6-3 6-0
Christine Matison d. Jan Wilton 6-0 6-2
Kathleen Harter (US) d. Chris O'Neil 6-2 7-6
Elizabeth Ekblom (Swd) [Q] d. Kerry Reid [2] 6-4 6-3

2nd Round

Goolagong [1] d. Simon 6-2 6-1
Bowrey [7] d. Gurdal 6-3 6-4
Eisterlehner d. Barker [4] 6-3 7-6
Gourlay [6] d. Turnbull 6-1 6-1

Tomanova [5] d. Hanrahan 6-3 6-3
Mastoff [3] d. Tyler 7-5 7-6
Matison d. Young [8] 2-6 6-2 6-3
Ekblom [Q] d. Harter 3-6 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Goolagong [1] d. Bowrey [7] 6-1 7-6
Gourlay [6] d. Eisterlehner 6-3 6-7 6-2
Tomanova [5] d. Masthoff [3] 4-6 7-5 6-1
Ekblom [Q] d. Matison 4-6 6-3 6-1

Semifinals

Goolagong [1] d. Gourlay [6] 6-3 6-3
Tomanova [5] d. Ekblom [Q] 6-3 6-2

Final
Evonne Goolagong[1] d. Renata Tomanova (Cz) [5] 6-2 6-2
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Doubles (Draw=19)

1st Round

Renee Blount/Kaye Hallam d. Griffiths/Jenny Walker 7-5 6-3
Kathy Harter (US)/Wendy Turnbull d. Jenny Burrows/Jan Wilton default
Christine Matison/Pam Whytcross d. Jenny Dimond/Wendy Moore 6-3 6-1

2nd Round

Helen Gourlay/Evonne Goolagong[1] d. Nerida Gregory/Julie Hanrahan 6-0 6-3
Michele Gurdal (Bel)/Brigitte Simon (Frn) d. Chris Cerato/Kerry Neill 6-3 6-0
Diane Evers/Chris O'Neil d. Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger)/Helga Masthoff (Ger) [4] 6-2 5-7 6-3
Blount/Hallam d. Norma Eastburn/Gail Williams 6-3 6-2

Harter/Turnbull d. Matison/Whytcross default
Sue Barker (GB)/Michele Tyler (GB) [3] d. Judy Dalton/Kym Ruddell 6-7 6-2 7-5
Margaret Smith/Carol Zeeman d. Lois Raymond/Gail Stirton 6-3 6-0
Lesley Bowrey/Renata Tomanova (CZ) [2] d. Dianne Berkinshaw/Eri Murata(Jpn) default

Quarterfinals

Gourlay/Goolagong [1] d. Gurdal/Simon 6-1 6-1
Evers/O'Neil d. Blount/Hallam 6-3 6-4
Harter/Turnbull d. Barker/Tyler [3] 6-4 4-6 6-3
Bowrey/Tomanova [2] d. Smith/Zeeman 3-6 6-0 6-1

Semifinals

Gourlay/Goolagong [1] d. Evers/O'Neil 6-1 6-2
Bowrey/Tomanova [2] d. Harter/Turnbull 6-3 4-6 7-5

Final
Evonne Goolagong/Helen Gourlay [1] d. Lesley Bowrey/Renata Tomanova [2] 8-1
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Draw notes:

Prize money (combined)= $US 106,250

NYT gives Barker 1R score as 6-4 7-6.

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Summary:

Blonde Ekblom was a cameraman favorite, with a habit of putting the second ball when serving up under her dress.

Evonne won the final in 57 minutes.

Heat was so intense that 300 spectators were treated for heat in the last 3 days. Many women spectators wore bikinis. One player donwe in by the heeat was Masthoff, who led by a set and 4-0.

Evonne Goolagong’s victory in the women’s singles was no surprise. Playing her sixth-consecutive AO final Evonne taught her opponent Renata Tomanova of Czechoslovakia a thing or two about Grand Slam championship matches via a 6-2 6-2 drubbing. Goolagong took gome $7,500. Evonne said that "I was feeling dizzy out there and I usually like the heat!"


Given the atrocious weather conditions (40 degree Celsius heat and a winds that at times reached 70 KPH ) competitors in the women’s doubles final agreed that the title should be decided by one pro set, Goolagong partnering Helen Gourlay to defeat Lesley Turner Bowrey and Tomanova, 8-1.

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1977-Jan

Dates: January 1-9
Venue: Kooyong, Melbourne, Australia
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Dianne Fromholtz [1] d. Trish Bostrom (US) 6-0 3-0 retired
Jan O'Neill d. Chris Matison 6-4 4-6 6-4
Jan Wilton d. Judy Dalton 6-3 4-6 6-1
Daniela Marzano (Ity) d. Michelle Gurdal (Bel) 3-6 6-4 6-1
Nerida Gregory d. Betsy Nagelsen (US) [4] 2-6 7-5 6-3
Karen Krantzcke d. Judy Connor (NZ) 6-3 6-2
Naoko Sato (Jpn) d. Kim Ruddell 6-4 6-4
Pam Whytcross d. Kathy Harter (US) 5-7 6-4 6-4

Helen Gourlay [3] d. Pam Bailey (US) [Q] 3-6 6-1 6-1
Regina Marsikova (Cz) d. Carol Zeeman [Q] 6-1 6-3
Mary Sawyer [Q] d. Jenny Diamond 6-3 7-5
Bunny Bruning (US) d. Wendy Paish 7-6 6-7 6-2
Rayni Fox (US) d. Amanda Tobin [Q] 6-2 6-2
Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger) d. Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) 6-1 6-2
Janet Young d. Chris O'Neil 6-7 6-4 6-3
Kerry Reid [2] d. Lesley Bowrey 6-3 6-2

2nd Round

Fromholtz [1] d. O'Neill 6-1 6-2
Wilton d. Marzano 6-2 6-3
Krantzcke d. Gregory 6-4 6-1
Sato d. Whtycross 7-5 6-3

Gourlay [3] d. Marsikova 6-3 6-3
Sawyer d. Bruning 6-3 4-6 6-3
Ebbinghaus d. Fox 6-2 6-7 6-1
Reid [2] d. Young 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Fromholtz [1] d. Wilton 6-3 1-6 6-4
Krantzcke d. Sato 6-3 4-6 6-0
Gourlay [3] d. Sawyer 6-1 6-4
Reid [2] d. Ebbinghaus 6-0 6-4

Semifinals

Fromholtz [1]d. Krantzcke 7-6 (9-7) 6-4
Reid [2] d. Gourlay [3] 6-2 1-6 6-3

Final
Kerry Reid [2] d. Dianne Fromholtz [1] 7-5 6-2
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Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Dianne Fromholtz/Helen Gourlay [1] d. Michele Gurdal (Bel)/Naoko Sato (Jpn) 7-5 6-7 6-4
Chris O'Neil/Daniela Marzano (Ity) d. Judy Connor (NZ)/Regina Marsikova (Cz) 6-0 5-7 6-2
Wendy Paish/Mary Sawyer d. Kerry Neill/Marilyn Robinson 6-4 6-1
Lesley Bowrey/Jan O'Neill [4] d. Judy Dalton/Karen Krantzcke 6-4 3-6 6-4

Nerida Gregory/Jan Wilton d. Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger)/Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) [3] 6-2 7-6
Kym Ruddell/Janet Young d. Valerie Franta (US)/Donna Stockton (US) 6-2 7-6
Chris Matison/Pam Whytcross d. Kaye Hallam/Carol Zeeman 7-6 6-1
Betsy Nagelsen (US)/Kerry Reid [2] d. Rayni Fox (US)/Kathy Harter (US) 6-2 7-6

Quarterfinals

Fromholtz/Gourlay [1] d. Chris O'Neil/Marzano 6-4 6-1
Bowrey/J O'Neill [4] d. Paish/Sawyer 7-5 7-5
Ruddell/Young d. Gregory/Wilton 7-6 6-4
Nagelsen/Reid [2] d. Matison/Whytcross 7-5 6-4

Semifinals

Fromholtz/Gourlay [1] d. Bowrey/J.O'Neill [4] 6-4 6-3
Nagelsen/Reid [2] d. Ruddell/Young 6-3 6-4

Final
Dianne Fromholtz/Helen Gourlay [1] d. Betsy Nagelsen (US)/Kerry Reid [2] 5-7 6-1 7-5

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Draw notes:

Total prize money (combined)= $216,000 US

The New York Times has the event starting on January 1

Connor=maiden name of Chaloner.

Traditionally there were 8 seeds even in a 32 player draw. We need to find if there were 4 seeds. All sources so far (including John Dolan's book) make no mentiion of more than 4 seeds.

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Summary:

Kerry Reid , nicknamed the Australian Tiger, wins her elusive grand slam at last on her 13th attempt at her nation's title. The popular pixie-like lass knew it was her best chance, with Aussie giants Goolagong (pregnant-she had her daughter Kelly in May) and Court (retired) absent. In fact, only Lesley Turner had ever won a slam among all the entries, and none had an Aussie title. Diane "Hard Way" Fromholtz was top seed and favorite, but she and Kerry each struggled their way to the finals. On a hot day Kerry held serve only once each set (there were 18 breaks in 20 games!), but it was enough to take home the trophy. Having reached the semis 5 times, "There was more than a touch of Cinderella about the overdue occasion." The 29 year-old had been trying ever since she first came on the scene a curly-haired teen in 1965. This was Kerry's lone slam victory, and Fromholtz's only final. The promising lefty never again came so close.

Kerry took home $10,000 as the top prize. She dedicated her trophy to husband Raz Reid. "I owe Raz a tremendous amount of support, because he has worked so tirelessly with me and has always tried to inspire me when I felt down."

The women are basically ignored at Kooyong this year, with not a single match on the main stadium court until the semis.

The event was a fine return for Karen Krantzcke; making a return from wrist surgery. Tragically she was to die of a heart attack 3 months later.
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New York Times
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1977-Dec

Dates: December 19 to January 1, 1978.
Venue: Kooyong, Mebourne
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Evonne Goolagong [1] d. Diane Evers 6-1 6-3
Naoko Sato (Jpn) d. Mary Sawyer 6-3 6-4
Kaye Hallam d. Pauline Elliot (NZ) 5-7 6-4 7-5
Judy Dalton [Q] d. Helena Anliot (Swd) [6] 7-6 6-2
Kerry Reid [3] d. Kerryn Pratt 6-4 6-2
Leanne Harrison d. Karen Gulley 4-6 6-0 6-3
Jan Wilton d. Carol Draper 6-2 6-2
Kathy Harter (US) [7] d. Sue Saliba 6-1 7-5

Helen Cawley [5] d. Wendy Paish 6-1 6-3
Elizabeth Little d. Kym Ruddell 6-2 6-3
Amanda Tobin d. Michelle Pekovitch 6-4 6-3
Mona Guerrant (US) [4] d. Sue Leo [Q]6-2 6-1
Rayni Fox (US) [8] d. Chris Matison 6-2 6-1
Pat Bostrom (US) d. Pam Whytcross 6-3 4-6 9-7
Nerida Gregory d. Sharon Pinchbeck 7-5 6-1
Sue Barker (GB) [2] d. Cathy Drury (GB) 6-3 6-2

2nd Round

Goolagong [1] d. Sato 6-4 6-0
Dalton d. Hallam 6-0 6-3
Reid [3] d. Harrison 6-0 6-0
Harter [7] d. Wilton 6-2 6-3

Cawley [5] d. Little 6-0 6-1
Guerrant [4] d. Tobin 7-6 6-2
Fox [8] d. Bostrom 7-5 6-7 7-5
Barker [2] d. Gregory 7-5 6-3

Quarterfinals

Goolagong [1] d. Dalton 6-3 6-1
Reid [3] d. Harter [7] 6-1 7-5
Cawley [5] d. Guerrant [4] 3-6 6-1 6-4
Barker [2] d. Fox [8] 6-3 6-0

Semifinals

Goolagong [1] d. Reid [3] 6-1 6-3
Cawley [5] d. Barker [2] 7-5 6-4

Final
Evonne Goolagong [1] d. Helen Cawley[5] 6-3 6-0
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Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Helen Cawley/Evonne Goolagong[1] d. Sue Saliba/Mary Sawyer 6-4 6-1
Judy Dalton/Diane Evers d. Carol Draper/Elizabeth Little 7-6 6-3
Nerida Gregory/Jan Wilton d. Karen Gulley/Sharon Pinchbeck 6-0 6-2
Pat Bostrom (US)/Kym Ruddell d. Helena Anliot (Swd)/Sue Barker (GB) [3] 6-3 6-2

Chris Matison/Pam Whytcross[4] d. Kerryanne Ballard/Kaye Hallam 6-4 6-4
Wendy Paish/Naoko Sato (Jpn) d. Rayni Fox (US)/Kathy Harter (US) 7-6 4-6 6-3
Kerryn Pratt/Ananda Tobin d. Leanne Harrison/Michelle Pekovitch 6-3 6-4
Mona Guerrant (US)/Kerry Reid[2] d. Cathy Drury/Sue Leo 6-0 6-1

Quarterfinals

Cawley/Goolagong[1] d. Dalton/Evers 6-0 7-5
Bostrom/Ruddell d. Gregory/Wilton 6-3 3-6 6-4
Matison/Whytcross[4] d. Paish/Sato 6-1 6-2
Guerrant/Reid[2] d. Pratt/Tobin 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Cawley/Goolagong[1] d. Bostrom/Ruddell 6-3 6-4
Matison/Whytcross[4] d. Guerrant/Reid [2] 6-1 6-2

Final
Helen Cawley/Evonne Goolagong and Chris Matison/Pam Whytcross divided the title due to rain.
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Draw note:

Evonne had a clear preference for using her maiden name of Goolagong for professional purposes. Listed at times as Mrs Roger Cawley, I am using Goolagong.

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Summary:

A change in dates creates an unusual event-two calender Aussie winners in one year. A change back to the January start after 1985 leaves another anomaly, no Aussie Open held in calender year 1986.

In spite of a weak field, the second Aussie Open of 1977 boasted 3 women in the world's top 10, home grown talents Evonne Goolagong (coming back after the birth of a child) and Kerry Reid, plus the blonde British cutie Sue Barker.

Early attention was focused on the unlikely American Mona Guerrant. The week before the Aussie season Mona's husband had used a walkie-talkie to give her advice during changeovers at Sydney. This was in violation of rules prohibiting coaching. The Guerrants were told this would not be allowed at Kooyong. Even without earphones on Mona attracted sizable crowds during her matches on outside courts.

Speaking of outside courts, it was the only place to see the women in week one. Only 1 women's match had been on center court the entire first 8 days. Not only that, the men were given priority because of the horrible court conditions. The grass was so beaten up that Victoria President John Young stated it may have been the work of saboteurs. Bad bounces and patches were only made worse by rain, which the women were expected to play through while the men got preferential (and drier) courts and times. The culprit was eventually identified as the Argentine Stem Weevil, the courts were spray painted green for television, and it was announced that grass experts from Wimbledon would help with next year's open.

The normally reticent Goolagong lashed out after her second round win over Sato. "I'm no women's libber or anything like that, but I just feel it's common sense that the women should be given a better go here". After her quarterfinal was scheduled on a an outside court labeled "too dangerous for men", Evonne asked, "I am a serve and volley player and would be at the same risk as any man who played on the court. What would happen if I broke a leg?." Goolagong indicted she likely would not return the next year, and was as good as her word. This was Evonne's 4th and last title at the Aussie Open. Her prize money is $9,000 US.

She beat Helen Cawley in the final, delayed 90 minutes in hopes Helen would recover from a gastric virus contracted after her upset over #2 seed Sue Barker. Helen was so ill she fainted returning to her hotel room the night before the final. Cawley easily lost her second slam final to Goolagong (she lost the first as Gourlay in the '71 French) as she didn't get a game after 3-3 in the first set. Afterwards she said. "I'm not making excuses but I couldn't give my best. I would have forfeited if it hadn't been a final, I couldn't disappoint all those people."

The final was something of a mouthful for the umpire featuring Mrs Roger Cawley (Evonne Goolagong) and Mrs Robert Cawley (Helen Gourlay). In the end he gave up trying to get his head around who had won which point and resorted to the women’s Christian names

Even with all the problems, Kooyong set attendance records. Now the event will move to December, making it the last leg of the Grand Slam rather than the first. The ITF ruled that neither the men's or women's winner of this slam will be eligible for the Grand Slam in 1978.

The women's doubles title was divided due to rain. This remains the only ladies doubles slam decided in such a manner.

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1978

Dates: December 25, 1978 to January 3, 1979
Venue: Kooyong, Melbourne
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=32)


1st Round

Sue Barker (GB)[1] d. Karen Gulley 6-0 6-2
Michele Gurdal (Bel) d. Wendy Gilchrist 6-2 6-1
Diane Evers d. Kym Ruddell 6-2 3-6 6-1
Renee Blount (US) [5] d. Elizabeth Ekblom (Swd) 6-4 6-3
Beth Norton (US) [3] d. Jenny Walker 6-1 6-4
Chris O' Neil d. Leanne Harrison 6-2 6-4
Heidi Eisterlehner(Ger) d. Naoko Sato (Jpn) 6-2 6-4
Dorte Ekner (Den) [Q] d. Cynthia Doerner [6] 6-4 6-3

Pat Bostrom (US) d. Birgitte Hermansson (Den) [LL] 6-2 7-5
Mary Sawyer d. Kaye Hallam 6-2 7-5
Kim Sands (US) d. Sue Saliba 6-2 6-0
Chris Matison d. Amanda Tobin [4] 6-1 6-3
Betsy Nagelsen (US) [7] d. Sabina Simmonds (Ity) 6-1 6-3
Nina Bohm (Swd) d. Judy Chaloner (NZ) 6-4 6-2
Nerida Gregory d. Kerryn Pratt 6-3 1-6 6-3
Renata Tomanova (Cz) [2] d. Pam Whytcross 6-4 6-1

2nd Round

Barker [1] d. Gurdal 6-2 7-5
Evers d. Blount [5] 6-4 6-3
O'Neil d. Norton [3] 6-4 6-3
Ekner d. Eisterlehner 4-6 6-1 6-2

Sawyer d. Bostrom 4-6 6-3 7-5
Matison d. Sands 1-6 6-2 6-4
Nagelsen [7] d. Bohm 6-3 6-4
Tomanova [2] d. Gregory 6-2 7-5

Quarterfinals

Evers d. Barker [1] 6-2 7-6(8-6)
O'Neil d. Ekner 7-5 6-1
Matison d. Sawyer 6-4 6-3
Nagelsen [7] d. Tomanova [2] 6-4 6-4

Semifinals

O'Neil d. Evers 6-0 6-3
Nagelsen [7] d. Matison 7-5 6-4

Final
Chris O'Neil d. Betsy Nagelsen (US) [7] 6-3 7-6
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Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Betsy Nagelsen (US)/Renata Tomanova (Cz) [1] d. Renee Blount (US)/Diane Evers 6-2 7-5
Pat Bostrom (US)/Beth Norton (US) d. Chris Newton (NZ)/Merryl Robinson 6-7 6-3 6-0
Chris O'Neil/Uschi Ulrich d. Judy Chaloner (NZ)/Nerida Gregory [4] 2-6 6-2 6-4
Leanne Harrison/Amanda Tobin d. Carol Draper/Kerryn Pratt 6-2 6-4

Sue Saliba/Mary Sawyer d. Judy Dalton/Wendy Gilchrist 4-6 6-4 6-1
Naoko Sato (Jpn)/Pam Whytcross d. Sue Barker (GB)/Heidi Eisterlehner [3] 5-7 6-2 6-3
Chris Matison/Sabina Simmonds d. Nerida Gregory/Kaye Hallam 6-2 6-2
Cynthia Doerner/Kym Ruddell [2] d. Dorte Ekner (Den)/Birgitte Hermansson (Den) 6-3 6-2

Quarterfinals

Nagelsen/Tomanova [1] d. Bostrom/Norton 7-5 4-6 6-0
O'Neil/Ulrich d. Harrison/Tobin 6-2 6-4
Sato/Whytcross d. Saliba/Sawyer 6-7 7-6 6-3
Matison/Simmonds d. Doerner/Ruddell [2] 6-4 5-7 6-3

Semifinals

Nagelsen/Tomanova[1] d. O'Neil/Ulrich 6-2 6-2
Sato/Whytcross d. Matison/Simmonds 6-2 3-6 6-2

Final
Betsy Nagelsen (US)/Renata Tomanova (Cz) [1] d. Naoko Sato (Jpn)/Pam Whytcross 7-5 6-2

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Draw Notes:

The #5 seed (who ????) withdrew. Seeds 6-8 were moved up a notch. The ITF site has Blount as #5 (up from 6) seed, Doerner as #6 (up from 7), and Nagelsen as #7 (up from 8). LL-Hermansen is in the spot of the other seed.

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Summary:

Poor prize money meant a poor field, despite hopes that some of the world's top ten women who came to Australia for Fed Cup in early December would stay. Evert and King left right after Fed Cup. Aussie Stars Turnbull, Reid, Fromholtz and Virginia Wade of Britain entered warm up events with prize money of $75,000 US, but skipped the Aussie Open itself, which only had $35,000 US and a top prize of $6,000. It was no way to go about attracting a quality entry. This was the weakest quality ever, with even most Australian women in America chasing the big bucks.

4 of the top 7 seeds fell in the first 3 days. Within minutes of each other the top 2 seeds were beaten in quarterfinals. A huge crowd formed as word spread that Evers was about to knock off tournament favorite Sue Barker. Sue clawed back from 3-5 down and had two set points in the tiebreak, but Diane "urged on by the crowd as daylight faded, unleashed 4 winners to clinch the win." Sue hadn't practiced before Melbourne, nursing a bad back from Fed Cup a couple weeks previous.

Finalist Betsy Nagelsen had come to Australia only because her coach Jim Fannin was coming with two of his male charges. Betsy was once a top prospect in 1974 before injuries set her back. She upset #2 seed Tomanova, who complained of partying too much on New Year's Eve and getting an early morning phone call from back home. Upon reaching the final over plucky 5 ft tall Matison, Nagelsen declared of her effort, "Not bad for someone nobody knows."

Coming through the carnage was Chris O'Neil, so unknown she wasn't among the top 20 Aussie women. She "shrugged off the embarrasment of a misspelt surname on center court" to become the dark horse champion of all time among Grand Slam champs.

Chris was the first unseeded champ of either gender in Oz in 20 years. Her computer ranking coming into the Open was 111. To this day she remains the last Australian, male or female , to win her nation's singles championship.

Whatever her rank, Chris can proudly say she is a Grand Slam champion.

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1979

Dates: December 25 1979 to January 2, 1980.
Venue: Kooyong. Mebourne
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Mary Sawyer d. Virginia Ruzici (Rom) [1] 0-6 6-2 6-4
Naoko Sato (Jpn) d. Elizabeth Little 7-5 6-4
Judy Chaloner (NZ) d. Linda Cassell 2-6 6-0 6-3
Janet Newberry (US) [7] d. Diane Evers 6-4 6-4
Sharon Walsh (US) [4] d. Marcella Mesker (Neth) 6-7 6-2 6-4
Jutta Diesslin (Ger) d. Jenny Dimond 7-5 6-4
Michele Gurdal (Bel) d. Cathy Griffiths 6-4 4-6 6-1
Keryn Pratt d. Chris Newton (NZ) [Q] 6-1 6-3

Renata Tomanova (CZ) [3] d. Nerida Gregory 7-6 7-5
Pam Whytcross d. Mimi Wikstedt (Swd) 5-7 6-3 6-2
Sue Saliba d. Susan Leo 4-6 6-4 6-1
Cynthia Doerner [8] d. Kim Ruddell 6-1 6-4
Barbara Jordan (US) [5] d. Kaye Hallam 6-3 6-2
Leanne Harrison d. Bernadette Randall 4-6 6-2 6-3
Anne Minter [Q] d. Brenda Catton 6-3 6-1
Hana Mandlikova (CZ) [2] d. Jenny Walker 6-1 6-2

2nd Round

Sawyer d. Sato 6-3 6-4
Newberry [7] d. Chaloner 6-2 3-6 6-1
Walsh [4] d. Diesslin 6-1 6-4
Gurdal d. Pratt 6-1 6-4

Tomanova [3] d. Whytcross 6-4 4-6 6-1
Doerner [8] d. Saliba 5-7 7-6 6-3
Jordan d. Minter [Q] 7-5 6-1
Mandlikova [2] d. Harrison 6-4 7-5

Quarterfinals

Sawyer d. Newberry [7] 7-6 6-3
Walsh [4] d. Gurdal 6-0 6-3
Tomanova [3] d. Doerner 6-2 6-1
Jordan d. Mandlikova [2] 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Walsh [4] d. Sawyer 7-6 6-3
Jordan d. Tomanova [3] 5-7 6-3 6-3

Final
Barbara Jordan (US) d. Sharon Walsh (US) [4] 6-3 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Barbara Jordan (US)/Kym Ruddell[1] d. Carol Draper/Gwen Stirton 6-3 7-6
Elizabeth Little/Kerryn Pratt d. Jenny Dimond/Lisette Senn (Can) 6-1 6-1
Cynthia Doerner/Sharon Walsh (US)[4] d. Nerida Gregory/Michele Gurdal (Bel) 7-6 6-3
Leanne Harrison/Marcella Mesker (Neth) d. Linda Cassell/Sue Leo 3-6 6-3 6-3

Sue Saliba/Mary Sawyer d. Naoko Sato (Jpn)/Pam Whytcross 6-4 7-5
Judy Chaloner (NZ)/Diane Evers[3] d. Kaye Hallam/Cathy Griffiths 6-0 6-2
Chris Newton (NZ)/Jenny Walker d. Debbie Freeman/Karen Gulley 6-2 7-5
Renata Tomanova (Cz)/Mimi Wikstedt (Swd)[2] d. Brenda Catton/Anne Minter 6-3 7-6

Quarterfinals

Little/Pratt d. Jordan/Ruddell[1] 2-6 6-2 8-6
Harrison/Mesker d. Doerner/Walsh[4] 7-6 6-2
Chaloner/Evers[3] d. Saliba/Sawyer 6-1 3-6 6-2
Newton/Walker d. Tomanova/Wikstedt[2] 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Harrison/Mesker d. Little/Pratt 7-6 7-6
Chaloner/Evers[3] d. Newton/Walker 3-6 6-1 10-8

Final
Judy Chaloner (NZ)/Diane Evers[3] d. Leanne Harrison/Marcella Mesker (Neth) 6-2 1-6 6-0

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Summary:

For the first time in 18 years the top two seeds in the women’s draw at the Australian Open were overseas players. Neither top-seeded Virginia Ruzici of Romania, nor No.2-seeded Czechoslovakian Hana Mandlikova, lived up to their top billings, the former failing in the first round, the latter in the third round to No.5 seed Barbra Jordan of the USA. Hana was hindered by a number of footfaults in her losing QF.

In the end it was Jordan and fellow American Sharon Walsh who made it through to the final, Jordan’s 6-3 6-3 victory making her the first international woman to win the title since Virginia Wade in 1972.
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1980

Dates: November 24 to November 30.
Venue: Kooyong, Melbourne
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=56)

1st Round

Martina Navratilova (US)[1]-bye
Renee Blount (US) d. Marcella Mesker (Neth) 6-1 6-3
Betsy Nagelsen (US) d. Rosie Casals (US) 6-4 4-6 6-4
Dianne Morrison (US) d. Felicia Hutnik (US) 3-6 6-3 6-4
Greer Stevens (SA) [5]-bye
Susan Leo d. Chris Newton(NZ) [Q] 6-4 6-4
Lindsay Morse (US) d. Gail Lovera (Frn) 1-6 6-1 6-1
Brenda Catton d. Diane Evers-Brown 3-6 6-3 7-5

Wendy Turnbull [4]-bye
Lele Forood (US) d. Nerida Gregory 7-5 4-6 6-2
Sue Barker (GB) d. Claudia Kohde (Ger) 6-4 6-3
Dianne Desfor d. Bernadette Randall 6-4 6-7 6-3
Pam Shriver (US) [7]-bye
Sue Saliba d. Christiane Jolissaint (Swt) 4-6 7-5 6-1
Betty Stove (Neth) d. Ros Fairbank (SA) 6-1 1-6 6-2
Karen Gulley d. Marcie Louie (US) 6-3 6-4

Virginia Ruzici (Rom)[6]-bye
Linda Cassell d. Jenny Walker 6-3 6-3
Marie Pinterova (Cz) d. Elizabeth Sayers 6-1 6-2
Amanda Tobin d. Hana Strachanova (Cz) 7-6 6-1
Kerryn Pratt d. Pam Whytcross 1-6 7-5 6-1
Barbara Hallquist (US) d. Sharon Walsh (US) 6-4 7-5
Elizabeth Little d. Tanya Harford (SA) 7-5 1-6 6-3
Hana Mandlikova (Cz)[3]-bye

Sylvia Hanika (Ger)[8]-bye
Nanette Schutte (Neth) d. Miranda Yates 3-6 6-2 6-0
Candy Reynolds (US) d. Helen Gourlay [Q] 6-4 7-6
Renata Tomanova(CZ) d. Maria-Christina Calleja(Frn) [Q] 6-4 6-4
Anne Minter d. Ann Kiyomura (US) 3-6 6-3 6-3
Naoko Sato (Jpn) d. Duk-Hee Lee (Kor) 6-2 6-3
Mima Jausovec (Yug) d. Bettina Bunge (Ger) 6-4 6-3
Evonne Goolagong (Aus)[2]-bye

2nd Round

Navratilova [1] d. Blount 6-3 6-7 6-1
Nagelsen d. Morrison 6-2 6-3
Stevens [5] d. Leo 6-2 6-4
Morse d. Catton 6-3 7-5
Turnbull [4] d. Forood 6-2 6-3
Barker d. Desfor 6-2 6-3
Stove d. Gulley 6-3 6-2
Shriver [7] d. Saliba 6-1 7-5

Ruzici [6] d. Cassell 6-2 7-5
Pinterova d.Tobin 7-5 7-5
Hallquist d. Pratt 6-1 6-3
Mandlikova [3] d. Little 7-6 6-2
Hanika [8] d. Schutte 6-0 6-1
Reynolds d. Tomanova 6-4 6-2
A.Minter d. Sato 7-5 6-0
Jausovec d. Goolagong [2] 6-2 4-6 6-4

3rd Round

Navratilova [1] d. Nagelsen 6-2 6-2
Stevens [5] d. Morse 6-7 6-0 6-0
Turnbull [4] d. Barker 6-4 6-2
Shriver [7] d. Stove 6-3 6-1

Mandlikova [3] d. Hallquist 6-2 6-2
Ruzici [6] d. Pinterova 7-5 6-3
Reynolds d. Hanika [8] 6-3 6-7 6-0
Jausovec d. Minter 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Navratilova [1] d. Stevens [5] 4-6 6-1 7-6
Turnbull [4] d. Shriver [7] 3-6 6-3 6-2
Mandlikova [3] d. Ruzici [6] 6-1 3-6 6-4
Jausovec d. Reynolds 4-6 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Turnbull [4] d. Navratilova [1] 6-4 7-5
Mandlikova [3] d. Jausovec 6-4 6-1

Final
Hana Mandlikova (Cz) [3] d. Wendy Turnbull [4] 6-0 7-5
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Doubles (Draw=28)

1st Round

Rosie Casals (US)/Wendy Turnbull[1]-bye
Mima Jausovec (Yug)/Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d. Anne Minter/Hana Strachanova (Cz) 7-5 7-5
Ros Fairbank (SA)/Tanya Harford (SA) d. Daine Desfor (US)/Barbara Hallquist (US) 7-6 6-4
Sophie Amiach (Frn)/Catherine Tanvier (Frn) d. Karin Moos (Neth)/Nanette Schuette (Neth) 6-3 3-6 7-6
Betsy Nagelsen (US)/Martina Navratilova (US) [4]-bye
Christiane Jolissaint (Swt)/Marcella Mesker (Neth) d. Gail Lovera (Frn)/Marie Pinterova (Cz) 6-1 7-6
Claudia Kohde (Ger)/Sylvia Hanika (Ger) d. Hana Mandlikova (Cz)/Renata Tomanova (Cz) 4-6 6-4 7-6
Duk-Hee Lee (Kor)/Elizabeth Little d. Diane Evers-Brown/Judy Chaloner (NZ) 6-1 6-0

Linda Cassell/Elizabeth Sayers d. Nerida Gregory/Brenda Remilton 4-6 6-3 6-2
Sue Leo/Amanda Tobin d. Karen Gulley/Kerryn Pratt 7-5 6-1
Helen Gourlay/Kym Ruddell d. Jean Nachand (US)/Jane Preyer (US) 7-5 6-2
Ann Kiyomura (US)/Candy Reynolds (US) [3]-bye
Sue Barker (GB)/Sharon Walsh (US) d. Felicia Hutnik (US)/Lindsay Morse (US) 6-3 6-2
Bettina Bunge (Ger)/Greer Stevens (SA) d. Lele Forood (US)/Dianne Morrison (US) 6-4 6-1
Sue Saliba/Pam Whytcross d. Chris Newton (NZ)/Jenny Walker 7-5 6-1
Pam Shriver (US)/Betty Stove (Neth) [2]-bye

2nd Round

Casals/Turnbull [1] d. Jausovec/Ruzici 6-4 7-5
Amiach/Tanvier d. Fairbank/Harford 1-6 6-2 6-3
Nagelsen/Navratilova [4] d. Jolissaint/Mesker 6-1 7-6
Kohde/Hanika d. Lee/Little 6-0 6-3

Cassell/Sayers d. Leo/Tobin 7-6 6-4
Kiyomura/Reynolds [3] d. Gourlay/Russell 6-2 2-6 7-6
Barker/Walsh d. Bunge/Stevens 6-3 7-5
Shriver/Stove [2] d. Saliba/Whytcross 6-3 6-3

Quarterfinals

Casals/Turnbull [1] d. Amiach/Tanvier 6-3 6-1
Nagelsen/Navratilova [4] d. Kohde/Hanika 6-2 7-5
Kiyomura/Reynolds [3] d. Cassell/Sayers 7-6 4-6 6-1
Barker/Walsh d. Shriver/Stove [2] 2-6 7-6 7-6

Semifinals

Nagelsen/Navratilova [4] d. Casals/Turnbull [1] 4-6 7-6 7-5
Kiyomura/Reynolds [3] d. Barker/Walsh 7-5 6-4

Final
Betsy Nagelsen (US)/Martina Navratilova (US) [4] d. Ann Kiyomura (US)/Candy Reynolds (US) [3] 6-4 6-4

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Summary:

The first ever women's only Aussie Open, held the week before the men's event. Big time prize money of US $200,000 brought the best field in years Down Under. The big crowds the ladies attracted led to the 1981 event also being separate.

Winner Mandlikova claimed the final in 52 minutes, winning a Toyota car with her first prize check. It is her first of 4 slams.

Runner up Wendy Turnbull blasted the top women for accepting guarantee money to play, citing Evonne Goolagong in particular. "I don't think anyone should get any form of guarantee to come here and play", the "Rabbit" said. The pregnant Evonne was an upset victim of Mima Jausovec in round two.

There were at least 32 foreign entries, the first time foreigners have outnumbered native Aussies.

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