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Old Sep 7th, 2010, 08:58 PM   #1
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Nancy Richey career singles matches

Richey's win-loss singles results by year:

1958: 03-01 overall, 03-01 clay, 00-00 grass, 00-00 hard, 00-00 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1959: 08-04 overall, 00-00 clay, 08-04 grass, 00-00 hard, 00-00 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1960: 19-05 overall, 03-01 clay, 09-03 grass, 02-01 hard, 00-00 indoors, 05-00 unknown surface.
1961: 11-03 overall, 02-01 clay, 05-02 grass, 04-00 hard, 00-00 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1962: 17-07 overall, 03-01 clay, 07-05 grass, 07-01 hard, 00-00 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1963: 26-03 overall, 11-01 clay, 08-02 grass, 03-00 hard, 01-00 indoors, 03-00 unknown surface.
1964: 60-08 overall, 19-04 clay, 27-04 grass, 04-00 hard, 02-00 indoors, 08-00 unknown surface.
1965: 54-07 overall, 26-04 clay, 11-02 grass, 02-00 hard, 05-00 indoors, 10-01 unknown surface.
1966: 54-08 overall, 19-01 clay, 28-06 grass, 01-01 hard, 00-00 indoors, 06-00 unknown surface.
1967: 46-06 overall, 13-00 clay, 25-05 grass, 02-00 hard, 00-00 indoors, 06-01 unknown surface.
1968: 55-03 overall, 27-00 clay, 10-02 grass, 05-00 hard, 04-00 indoors, 09-01 unknown surface.
1969: 44-09 overall, 12-03 clay, 09-02 grass, 14-03 hard, 00-00 indoors, 09-01 unknown surface.
1970: 43-09 overall, 26-03 clay, 05-03 grass, 08-00 hard, 03-02 indoors, 01-01 unknown surface.
1971: 24-11 overall, 06-02 clay, 06-02 grass, 09-03 hard, 03-04 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1972: 42-09 overall, 13-04 clay, 05-02 grass, 05-00 hard, 13-03 indoors, 06-00 unknown surface.
1973: 32-14 overall, 11-04 clay, 02-02 grass, 10-03 hard, 09-05 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1974: 24-08 overall, 03-01 clay, 03-01 grass, 06-02 hard, 12-04 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1975: 23-12 overall, 05-03 clay, 00-01 grass, 05-00 hard, 13-08 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1976: 14-08 overall, 03-02 clay, 00-00 grass, 01-01 hard, 10-05 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.
1977: 18-07 overall, 17-04 clay, 00-00 grass, 00-01 hard, 00-02 indoors, 01-00 unknown surface.
1978: 06-09 overall, 01-02 clay, 00-00 grass, 00-01 hard, 05-06 indoors, 00-00 unknown surface.

RICHEY'S WORST SINGLES LOSSES (based on games won by Richey):

Seven of Richey's worst 18 losses occurred in Grand Slam tournaments. Six of those 18 were to Margaret Smith Court, with 2 each to Billie Jean Moffitt King and Chris Evert.

Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-0, 6-1: Kansas City, Missouri, 1978 (indoors)

Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-1: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1974 (clay)

Chris Evert 6-3, 6-0: US Open, 1977 (clay)

Karen Hantze Susman 6-1, 6-3: South Orange, New Jersey, 1960 (grass)
Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 6-2: West Berlin, 1964 (clay)
Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 6-2: U.S. Championships, 1965 (grass)
Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 6-2: Sydney, Australia, 1965 (grass)
Margaret Smith Court 6-3, 6-1: Perth, Australia, 1966 (grass)
Ann Haydon Jones 6-3, 6-1: French International Championships, 1966 (clay)
Maria Bueno 6-3, 6-1: U.S. Championships, 1966 (grass)
Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-1: Wimbledon, 1968 (grass)
Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 6-2: US Open, 1969 (grass)
Margaret Smith Court 6-1, 6-3: US Open, 1970 (grass)
Rosemary Casals 6-3, 6-1: Long Beach, California, 1971 (indoors)
Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-1, 6-3: Phoenix, Arizona 1973 (hard)
Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-1, 6-3: San Francisco, California 1974 (indoors)
Chris Evert 6-3, 6-1: San Francisco, California, 1976 (indoors)
Renata Tomanova 6-3, 6-1: Seattle, Washington 1977 (indoors)

RICHEY'S MOST DECISIVE SINGLES WINS (based on games won by opponent):

Richey won a match without losing a game 28 times versus 28 different opponents. 19 of them were on clay. None of them were in a Grand Slam tournament. 4.5 percent of her wins came without losing a game.

Lovie Beard 6-0, 6-0: Houston, Texas, 1958 (clay)
Mary Schoop 6-0, 6-0: Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1959 (surface unknown)
Laurie Callaway 6-0, 6-0: Phoenix, Arizona, 1960 (hard)
Donna Holden 6-0, 6-0: Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1961 (clay)
Pamela Stewart 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1962 (clay)
Claudia Henschke 6-0, 6-0: Dallas, Texas, 1963 (surface unknown)
Sheryl Barger 6-0, 6-0: Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1963 (clay)
Cathy Lee Crosby 6-0, 6-0: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1963 (clay)
J. Harbett 6-0, 6-0: Miami, Florida, 1964 (surface unknown)
Jill Philbrick 6-0, 6-0: South Orange, New Jersey, 1964 (grass)
Helde Schildkencht 6-0, 6-0: St. Petersburg, Florida, 1965 (clay)
Janet Smith 6-0, 6-0: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1965 (clay)
Dorothy Head Knode 6-0, 6-0: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1965 (clay)
Carol Marquardt 6-0, 6-0: Indianapolis, Indiana, 1966 (clay)
Ann Kerwin 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1966 (clay)
Maryna Godwin 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1966 (clay)
Ana Maria Arias 6-0, 6-0: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1966 (surface unknown)
Andrea Sanders 6-0, 6-0: Indianapolis, Indiana, 1968 (clay)
Biljana Kostic 6-0, 6-0: Federation Cup, Athens, Greece, 1969 (clay)
Maria-Teresa Riedl 6-0, 6-0: Federation Cup, Athens, Greece, 1969 (clay)
Marie Ayala 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1969 (clay)
Carol Gordon 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Indoor Championships, 1970 (indoors)
Isle Buding 6-0, 6-0: Charlotte, North Carolina, 1970 (clay)
Alena Palmeova 6-0, 6-0: Charlotte, North Carolina, 1970 (clay)
Pat Bostrom 6-0, 6-0: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1970 (clay)
Vicky Berner 6-0, 6-0: Dallas, Texas, 1972 (indoors)
Jill Cooper 6-0, 6-0: Indianapolis, Indiana, 1972 (indoors)
Jill Schwikert 6-0, 6-0: Richmond, Virginia, 1973 (clay)

NOTABLE SINGLES MATCH SCORES:

Richey d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 14-12, 6-3: Wightman Cup, 1963 (clay)
Richey d. Yola Ramirez Ochoa 14-12, 3-5 retired: Dallas, Texas, 1964 (surface unknown)
Richey d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-2, 13-11: Dallas, Texas, 1964 (surface unknown)
Richey d. Gwyn Thomas [3] 6-2, 12-10: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1963 (indoors)
Richey lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros 4-6, 12-10, 10-8: Hurlingham, United Kingdom, 1964 (clay)
Richey d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 2-6, 6-2, 11-9: Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1959 (grass)
Richey lost to Karen Hantze Susman [4] 8-6, 6-8, 11-9: Phoenix, Arizona, 1960 (hard)
Richey lost to Dorothy Head Knode 6-4, 11-9: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1960 (clay)
Richey d. Donna Floyd Fales 11-9, 10-8: Wimbledon, 1962 (grass)
Richey d. Donna Floyd Fales 11-9, 6-1: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1963 (clay)
Richey d. Ann Haydon Jones 7-5, 11-9: Wightman Cup, 1964 (grass)
Richey d. Karen Krantzcke 11-9, 6-0: French Open, 1969 (clay)
Richey d. Margaret Smith Court 6-8, 6-4, 9-7: San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1965 (hard)
Richey d. Francoise Durr 8-6, 9-7: French International Championships, 1965 (clay)
Richey d. Julie Heldman 5-7, 6-3, 9-7: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1965 (clay)
Richey lost to Linda Tuero 9-7, 7-5: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1970 (clay)
Richey lost to Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-3, 9-7: Richmond, Virginia, 1968 (clay)
Richey d. Billie Jean Moffitt King 7-9, 6-2, 8-6: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1959 (grass)

Richey lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King 7-5, 3-6, 8-6: South Orange, New Jersey 1964 (grass)
Richey d. Karen Krantzcke 6-2, 5-7, 8-6: French Open, 1968 (clay)
Richey d. Martina Navratilova 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(5-3): Akron, Ohio, 1974 (indoors)
Richey lost to Ann Haydon Jones 6-7(4-5), 7-6(5-3), 6-4: New York City, 1971 (indoors)
Richey lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King 7-6(7), 7-6: Lake Bluff, Illinois, 1971 (clay)
Richey lost to Margaret Smith Court 7-5, 6-7, 7-5: Inglewood, California, 1973 (indoors)
Richey d. Rosemary Casals 5-7, 7-6, 7-5: Phoenix, Arizona, 1973 (hard)
Richey d. Margaret Smith Court 7-5, 1-6, 7-5: Hilton Head, South Carolina, 1973 (clay)
Richey d. Billie Jean Moffitt King 4-6, 7-5, 6-0: New York City, 1968 (indoors)
Richey lost to Margaret Smith Court 6-3, 4-6, 7-5: French Open, 1969 (clay)
Richey lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King 0-6, 7-6(5-2), 6-2: Hilton Head, South Carolina, 1977 (clay)
Richey lost to Chris Evert 6-7(5), 7-5, 4-2 (40-30) retired: U.S. Clay Court Championship, 1975 (clay)

MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS:

Richey's singles record in all sets that lasted 12 or more games: 159-107 (59.8%) (Billie Jean Moffitt King: 67.0%)
Richey's singles record in sets decided by a tiebreaker: 25-25 (50.0%) (King: 65.2%)
Richey's singles record in sets that lasted 12 or more games, not decided by a tiebreaker: 134-82 (62.0%) (King: 67.5%)

Richey's singles record against top-seeded players: 13-26 (33.3%) (King: 34.1%)
Richey's singles record against second-seeded players: 16-20 (44.4%) (King: 69.8%)
Richey's singles record as 2nd seed against top seed: 2-6 (25.0%) (King: 38.5%)
Richey's singles record as top seed against 2nd seed: 6-1 (85.7%) (King: 82.4%)

Richey's singles losses by mid-match retirement: 1 (King: 10)
Richey's singles wins by mid-match retirement: 4 (King: 1)

Women's doubles titles: 11

EASTERN UNITED STATES GRASS COURT TOURNAMENTS:

Richey played 9 of the traditional eastern United States grass court tournaments leading up to the U.S. Championships, all from 1959 through 1964:
(1) Middle States Grass Court Championships, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1959: Won (Billie Jean Moffitt King: lost QF)
(2) Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 1959: Lost in the third round (Moffitt King: lost QF)
(3) Philadelphia and District Women's Grass Court Championships, Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1959: Quarterfinalist (Moffitt King: lost QF)
(4) Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, 1959: Quarterfinalist (Moffitt King: lost 3R)
(5) Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, 1960: Runner-up (Moffitt King: lost SF)
(6) Essex County Club Women's Invitational, Manchester, Massachusetts, 1960: Quarterfinalist (Moffitt King: lost QF)
(7) Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, 1963: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: lost 2R)
(8) Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, 1964: Runner-up (Moffitt King: won)
(9) Piping Rock Women's Invitational, Locust Valley, New York, 1964: Won (Moffitt King: runner-up)

Richey and King played in 9 eastern U.S. grass court tournaments together but met only 3 times:
(1) Richey d. King 7-9, 6-2, 8-6: Quarterfinal, Middle States Grass Court Championships, Philadelphia, 1959
(2) Richey lost to King 7-5, 3-6, 8-6: Final, Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange, New Jersey, 1964
(3) Richey d. King 6-3, 1-6, 6-4: Final, Piping Rock Invitational, Locust Valley, New York, 1964

SPRING & SUMMER CLAY COURT EVENTS (1958 through 1970):

Tournaments:

(1) River Oaks Invitational, Houston, Texas, 1958: Runner-up (Billie Jean Moffitt King: absent)
(2) Houston Open, Houston, Texas, 1958: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(3) U.S. Clay Court Championship, River Forest, Illinois, 1960: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: lost 2R)
(4) Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1961: Runner-up
(Moffitt King: absent)
(5) U.S. Clay Court Championship, River Forest, Illinois, 1962: Semifinalist
(Moffitt King: lost 1R)
(6) Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1963: Runner-up (Moffitt King: absent)
(7) Western Open, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1963: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(8) U.S. Clay Court Championship, River Forest, Illinois, 1963: Won (Moffitt King: lost QF)
(9) St. Petersburg Masters Invitational, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1964: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(10) EUROPE: London Hard Court Championships, Hurlingham, United Kingdom, 1964: Semifinalist
(Moffitt King: absent)
(11) EUROPE: Italian Championships, Rome, 1964: Quarterfinalist (Moffitt King: absent)
(12) EUROPE: West Berlin Whitsun Tennis Tournament, 1964: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: absent)
(13) EUROPE: French International Championships, Paris, 1964: Lost in the fourth round (Moffitt King: absent)
(14) U.S. Clay Court Championship, River Forest, Illinois, 1964: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(15) St. Petersburg Masters Invitational, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1965: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(16) EUROPE: Italian Championships, Rome, 1965: Runner-up
(Moffitt King: absent)
(17) EUROPE: French International Championships, Paris, 1965: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: absent)
(18) EUROPE: Swiss International Tennis Championships, Lugano, 1965: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: absent)
(19) Western Open, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1965: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(20) U.S. Clay Court Championship, River Forest, Illinois, 1965: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(21) St. Petersburg Masters Invitational, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1966: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(22) EUROPE: French International Championships, Paris, 1966: Runner-up
(Moffitt King: absent)
(23) Western Tennis Championships, Indianapolis, Indiana 1966: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(24) U.S. Clay Court Championship, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1966: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(25) Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1967: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(26) Western Tennis Championships, Indianapolis, Indiana 1967: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(27) U.S. Clay Court Championship, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1967: Won
(Moffitt King: lost SF)
(28) St. Petersburg Masters Invitational, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1968: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(29) River Oaks Invitational, Houston, Texas, 1968: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(30) EUROPE: French Open, Paris, 1968: Won
(Moffitt King: lost SF)
(31) Western Tennis Championships, Indianapolis, Indiana 1968: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(32) U.S. Clay Court Championship, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1968: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(33) EUROPE: French Open, Paris, 1969: Semifinalist
(Moffitt King: lost QF)
(34) U.S. Clay Court Championship, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1969: Semifinalist (Moffitt King: absent)
(35) St. Petersburg Masters Invitational, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1970: Won (Moffitt King: absent)
(36) Carolinas International Tennis Tournament, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1970: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(37) Western Open, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1970: Won
(Moffitt King: absent)
(38) U.S. Clay Court Championship, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1970: Semifinalist
(Moffitt King: absent)
(39) Carolinas International Tennis Classic, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1970: Won (Moffitt King: absent)

Team Competitions:

(1) Wightman Cup, Cleveland, Ohio, 1963: Won her 1 singles match
(2) Wightman Cup, Cleveland, Ohio, 1965: Won 1 and lost 1 singles match
(3) EUROPE: Federation Cup, Paris, 1968: Won 3 singles matches
(4) EUROPE: Federation Cup, Athens, 1969: Won 4 singles matches

GRAND SLAM SINGLES TOURNAMENTS, WIN-LOSS RECORD:

Australian Championships: 9-0 (100.0%) (played 1966-67)
French International Championships/French Open: 32-8 (80.0%) (played 1964-1978, except 1967, 1970, 1974-76)
Wimbledon: 34-11 (75.6%) (played 1961-1975, except 1963, 1970, 1973-74)
U.S. Championships/US Open: 46-17 (73.0%) (played 1958-1978, except 1961, 1967-68)

Overall: 121-36 (77.1%)
Clay: 36-11 (76.6%)
Grass: 85-24 (78.0%)
Hard: 0-1 (0.0%)

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Re: Nancy Richey career singles matches

Overall singles win-loss record (1958 through 1978): 623-151 (80.5%)

Clay court singles win-loss record (1958 through 1978): 223-42 (84.2%)
Hard court singles win-loss record (1958 through 1978): 88-17 (83.8%)
Grass court singles win-loss record (1958 through 1978): 168-48 (77.8%)
Indoors singles win-loss record (1958 through 1978): 80-39 (67.2%)
Unknown surface singles win-loss record (1958 through 1978): 64-5 (92.8%)

Percentage of singles matches on clay (1958 through 1978): 34.2%
Percentage of singles matches on hard courts (1958 through 1978): 13.6%
Percentage of singles matches on grass (1958 through 1978): 27.9%
Percentage of singles matches indoors (1958 through 1978): 15.4%
Percentage of singles matches on unknown surface (1958 through 1978): 8.9%

Singles tournaments won / singles tournaments played (1958 through 1978): 71 / 222 (32.0%)
Final reached / singles tournaments played (1958 through 1978): 101 / 222 (45.5%)
At least semifinals reached / singles tournaments played (1958 through 1978): 143 / 222 (64.4%)
Win-loss record in singles finals (1958 through 1978): 71-30 (70.3%)
Win-loss record in singles semifinals (1958 through 1978): 101-42 (70.6%)

Win-loss singles record against women who won at least 1 Grand Slam singles title: 82-82 (50.0%)

Selected head-to-head singles records (1958 through 1978) (every person who defeated Richey is listed here along with selected persons to whom Richey never lost; women who won at least 1 Grand Slam singles title are indicated with "GS"):

14-3 Francoise Durr (GS)
14-7 Rosemary Casals

12-5 Kerry Melville Reid (GS)
12-18 Billie Jean Moffitt King (GS)

11-0 Valerie Ziegenfuss
11-4 Lesley Turner Bowrey (GS)
11-6 Judy Tegart Dalton

10-2 Julie Heldman

9-2 Lesley Hunt

8-0 Tory Fretz
8-7 Virginia Wade (GS)

7-0 Karen Krantzcke
7-0 Peaches Bartkowicz
7-0 Winnie Shaw Wooldridge
7-0 Victoria Palmer Heinecke
7-1 Helen Gourlay Cawley

6-0 Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff
6-0 Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin
6-1 Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera
6-1 Pam Teeguarden
6-2 Deidre Catt Keller McMahon
6-2 Donna Floyd Fales
6-5 Karen Hantze Susman (GS)
6-5 Betty Stove

5-0 Laura Rossouw
5-0 Becky Vest
5-0 Judy Alvarez
5-0 Carol Hanks Aucamp
5-1 Kerry Harris
5-1 Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan
5-6 Chris Evert (GS)
5-9 Ann Haydon Jones (GS)
5-15 Margaret Smith Court (GS)


4-0 Darlene Hard (GS)
4-0 Janet Newberry
4-0 Wendy Overton
4-0 Peachy Kellmeyer
4-1 Justina Bricka Horwitz
4-1 Linda Tuero
4-1 Marcie Louie
4-2 Laura DuPont
4-2 Carole Caldwell Graebner
4-5 Maria Bueno (GS)

3-0 Christina Sandberg
3-0 Kristie Pigeon
3-0 Pat Walkden Pretorius
3-0 Jeanne Evert
3-1 Rita Bentley
3-1 Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie
3-2 Norma Baylon Puiggros

2-0 Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy
2-0 Mima Jausovec (GS)
2-1 Dorothy Head Knode
2-1 Christine Truman Janes (GS)
2-1 Mona Schallau
2-1 Joanne Russell
2-1 Olga Morozova
2-1 Glynis Coles
2-2 Yola Ramirez Ochoa
2-2 Patti Hogan Fordyce
2-4 Martina Navratilova (GS)

1-0 Dorothy Bundy Cheney (GS)
1-0 Margaret Varner Bloss
1-0 Renee Schuurman Haygarth
1-0 Vera Puzejova Sukova
1-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
1-0 Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat
1-0 Mary Bevis Hawton
1-1 Wendy Turnbull
1-1 Kristen Kemmer Shaw
1-1 Kazuko Sawamatsu
1-1 Linky Boshoff
1-3 Evonne Goolagong Cawley (GS)
1-3 Carolyn Meyer

0-1 Edda Buding
0-1 Sandra Reynolds Price
0-1 Regina Marsikova
0-1 Renata Tomanova
0-1 Viviana Gonzalez
0-1 Sue Barker (GS)
0-1 Virginia Ruzici (GS)
0-1 Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw

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Summary of Richey's Year

No tennis writer included her in its year-end rankings of the world's top 10 players. The USLTA did not include her in its top 10 ranking of U.S. players. Did not play an adult tournament. Richey was the runner-up to Karen Hantze Susman at the national 15-and-under tournament in Chicago in August. She also was the runner-up in doubles at that tournament, partnering Virginia Hesse against Hantze Susman and Kathy Chabot in the final.

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Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1958 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 3-1 (75.0%) win-loss record, including 3-1 on clay, 0-0 on grass, 0-0 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. No tennis writer included her in its year-end rankings of the world's top 10 players. The USLTA did not include her in its top 10 ranking of U.S. players. Won 1 of the 3 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 2 of the 3 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 2 of those tournaments. Did not play the French International Championships, Wimbledon, or Wightman Cup. Entered the U.S. Championships but did not play a match. Semifinalist at the U.S. Girls Lawn Tennis Championship in Philadelphia the week of August 18. Won the Texas high school singles championship in May for the first time. Her 1958 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-0 Darlene Hard
0-1 Maria Bueno


Women's doubles: Did not win a title and did not play a Grand Slam tournament.

Mixed doubles: Did not play a Grand Slam tournament.

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Week of April 14, 1958
River Oaks Invitational

River Oaks Country Club, Houston, Texas
Clay

QF: d. Lovie Beard 6-1, 6-0
SF: d. Carolyn Rogers 6-2, 6-0
F: lost to Maria Bueno 6-4, 6-2

Week of May 26, 1958
Houston Open

Houston, Texas
Clay

F: d. Lovie Beard 6-0, 6-0

Week of August 25, 1958
U.S. Championships

West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: Helen Weill advanced by walkover

Had she won her first round match, Richey would have played third-seeded Ann Haydon Jones in the second round.

Richey did not play mixed doubles. She also did not play the USLTA National Doubles Championship.

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Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1959 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 8-4 (66.7%) win-loss record, including 0-0 on clay, 8-4 on grass, 0-0 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. No tennis writer included her in its year-end rankings of the world's top 10 players. The USLTA did not include her in its top 10 ranking of U.S. players. Won 2 of the 6 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 2 of the 6 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 2 of those tournaments. Did not play the French International Championships, Wimbledon, or Wightman Cup. Lost in the third round at the U.S. Championships. Runner-up to Karen Hantze Susman at the U.S. Girls Lawn Tennis Championship in Philadelphia the week of August 24. Won the Texas high school singles championship in May for the second consecutive year. Her 1959 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

1-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
1-0 Justina Bricka Horwitz
1-0 Margaret Varner Bloss

1-1 Donna Floyd Fales
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-0 Darlene Hard
0-1 Sandra Reynolds Price
0-2 Karen Hantze Susman


Women's doubles: Did not win a title and did not play a Grand Slam tournament.

Mixed doubles: Won the Texas Sectional Championships with Ronnie Fisher. Did not play a Grand Slam tournament.

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Week of June 8, 1959
Texas Sectional Championships

San Antonio, Texas
Surface unknown

Won the singles, but no information about the score or opponent was found.

Mixed doubles with Ronnie Fisher:
F: d. Adam Lopez / Nancy Penson 6-8, 6-3, 7-5

Week of July 13, 1959
Middle States Grass Court Championships

Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grass
Richey was seeded [4]

QF: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King 7-9, 6-2, 8-6
SF: d. Donna Floyd Fales [1] 7-5, 6-4
F: d. Barbara Benigni [2] 6-4, 6-2

Week of July 20, 1959
Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships

Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, Pennsylvania
Grass

3R: lost to Donna Floyd Fales [4] 6-3, 7-5

Week of July 27, 1959
Philadelphia and District Women's Grass Court Championships
Germantown Cricket Club, Germantown, Pennsylvania
Grass

?R: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 2-6, 6-2, 11-9
QF: lost to Karen Hantze Susman 6-1, 6-4

Richey saved three match points versus Justina Bricka Horwitz.

Week of August 3, 1959
Eastern Grass Court Championships

Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Grass

?R: d. Joan Sullivan 6-3, 6-4
3R: d. Margaret Varner Bloss [3 domestic] 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
QF: lost to Sandra Reynolds Price [2 foreign] 6-4, 6-4

Week of August 31, 1959
U.S. Championships
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Carole Prosen 6-0, 6-3
2R: d. Joyce Pniewsky 7-5, 6-3
3R: lost to Karen Hantze Susman 6-3, 6-2

Richey did not play mixed doubles. She also did not play the USLTA National Doubles Championship.

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Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1960 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 19-5 (79.2%) win-loss record, including 3-1 on clay, 9-3 on grass, 2-1 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 5-0 unknown surface. No tennis writer included her in his year-end rankings of the world's top 10 players. The USLTA ranked her third in the U.S. Won 2 of the 7 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 5 of the 7 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 3 of those tournaments. Did not tour Australia. Skipped the French International Championships, Wimbledon, and Wightman Cup. Quarterfinalist at the U.S. Championships.Won the Texas high school singles championship in May for the third time. Her 1960 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

2-0 Darlene Hard
1-0 Deidre Catt Keller McMahon
1-0 Victoria Palmer Heinecke
1-0 Carol Hanks Aucamp
1-0 Peachy Kellmeyer

0-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-1 Dorothy Head Knode
0-1 Ann Haydon Jones
0-1 Maria Bueno
0-2 Karen Hantze Susman


Women's doubles: Won the title in Albuquerque with Carol Haines and in El Paso with Nancy Neeld. Did not play a Grand Slam tournament.

Mixed doubles: Did not play a Grand Slam tournament.

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Week of October 5, 1959
Southwestern Open

Albuquerque Tennis Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Surface unknown
Richey was seeded [1]

2R: d. Paige Shunny 6-1, 6-2
QF: d. Mary Schoop 6-0, 6-0
SF: versus Ruthie Beck or Doris Hirose
F: d. Emma Flores 6-1, 6-2

Women's doubles with Carol Haines:
F: d. Emma Flores / Doris Hirose 6-1, 7-5

Week of January 11, 1960
Thunderbird Invitational

Various clubs (early rounds); Paradise Valley Racquet Club (SF); Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Laurie Callaway 6-0, 6-0
2R: d. Darlene Hard [1] 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
QF: ????
SF: lost to Karen Hantze Susman [4] 8-6, 6-8, 11-9

Mixed doubles with Bill Lenoir:
QF: lost to George Druliner / Darlene Hard 7-5, 6-2

Week of July 18, 1960
U.S. Clay Court Championship

River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Clay
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Stella Cunningham 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Roberta Allison 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
QF: d. Janet Hopps [3] 9-7, 3-6, 3-1 retired (leg cramps)
SF: lost to Dorothy Head Knode [2] 6-4, 11-9

Richey led Dorothy Head Knode in the second set 5-3. Head Knode broke Richey in the 19th game of that set and then held serve to win the match. Head Knode had defeated Billie Jean Moffitt King in the second round 1-6, 6-0, 6-3. After Justina Bricka Horwitz upset Darlene Hard in the first round, the Associated Press called Bricka Horwitz the "well-proportioned, black-haired lassie."

Week of August 8, 1960
Eastern Grass Court Championships

Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Roberta Alison 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
2R: d. Darlene Hard [1 domestic] 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
QF: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-4, 6-3
SF: d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon [2 foreign] 6-1, 6-1
F: lost to Karen Hantze Susman [3 domestic] 6-1, 6-3

The New York Times described Richey as "a girl who will run after a ball even into the next court." She upset Darlene Hard, ranked second in the world and first in the U.S., for the second time this year. Richey saved 2 match points in the process. Karen Hantze Susman continued to be a thorn in Richey's side, easily winning the final.

Week of August 15, 1960
Essex County Club Women's Invitational

Essex County Club, Manchester, Massachusetts
Grass
Richey was seeded [4 domestic]

1R: d. Virginia Connolly 6-1, 6-4
2R: d. Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-4, 8-10, 6-4
QF: lost to Ann Haydon Jones [1 foreign] 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Ann Haydon Jones said that while Christine Truman Janes had the hardest forehand, Richey hit hardest off both sides of any woman alive. The "Two-Shot Texan" reminded many of Maureen Connolly Brinker.

Week of August 29, 1960
U.S. Championships

West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [8]

1R: d. Farel Footman 6-0, 6-3
2R: d. Ruth Jeffrey 6-3, 6-2
3R: d. Peachy Kellmeyer 6-0, 6-2
QF: lost to Maria Bueno [1] 6-2, 6-4

Richey did not play mixed doubles. She also did not play the USLTA National Doubles Championship.

Week of September 26, 1960
Southwestern Tennis Association Championships

El Paso Tennis Club, El Paso, Texas
Surface unknown
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Sandra Smith 6-1, 6-0
F: d. Nancy Neeld 6-0, 6-1

Women's doubles with Nancy Neeld:
F: d. Nancy Pennies / Ester Provencio 6-2, 6-2

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Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1961 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 11-3 (78.6%) win-loss record, including 2-1 on clay, 5-2 on grass, 4-0 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. No tennis publication or writer included her in its year-end rankings of the world's top 10 players. The USLTA did not include her in its top 10 ranking of U.S. players. Richey missed Wightman Cup, the U.S. Championships, and other events after Wimbledon because of a back injury. Won 1 of the 4 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 3 of the 4 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 3 of those tournaments. Did not play the French International Championships. Lost her first match at Wimbledon. Her 1961 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

1-0 Darlene Hard
1-0 Justina Bricka Horwitz
1-0 Deidre Catt Keller McMahon
1-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
1-0 Christine Truman Janes

0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-1 Karen Hantze Susman
0-2 Margaret Smith Court


Women's doubles: Won the title in Tulsa with Karen Hantze Susman. Entered Wimbledon with Suzy Kormoczy but did not play a match. Did not play the French International Championships or the U.S. Championships.

Mixed doubles: Won the title in Scottsdale with Bill Hoogs. Did not play the French International Championships or the U.S. Championships. Unknown whether she played Wimbledon

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Week of January 23, 1961
Thunderbird Invitational

Paradise Valley Racquet Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
Hard
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Sandy Smith 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Emma Flores 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Kathy Chabot Willette 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
F: d. Darlene Hard [1] 6-3, 6-4

Mixed doubles with Bill Hoogs:
F: d. Jim McManus / Darlene Hard [1] 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

No women's doubles at this event.

Week of May 22, 1961
Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational

Tulsa Tennis Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Clay (Har-Tru)
Richey was seeded [2]

1R/QF: d. Donna Holden 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 6-3, 7-5
F: lost to Karen Hantze Susman [1] 9-7, 4-6, 6-3

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
F: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Lucile Davidson 6-4, 6-2

This was the last time that Karen Hantze Susman ever defeated Richey in singles.

Week of June 19, 1961
London Grass Court Championships

Queen's Club, London
Grass

1R: d. Freda MacLennan 6-2, 6-2
2R: d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 6-3, 7-5
3R: d. Kathy Chabot Willette 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
QF: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
SF: d. Christine Truman Janes 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Richey suffered a back injury in the fourth game of the third set of the final against Margaret Smith Court.

Week of June 26, 1961
Wimbledon

All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: bye
2R: lost to Margaret Smith Court [2] 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Suzy Kormoczy:
1R: Rita Bentley / Mrs. V. A. Roberts advanced by walkover

Unknown whether Richey played mixed doubles.

Richey played the match with a strained back that limited her ability to stretch for shots wide to her backhand. Margaret Smith Court said after the match, "I was so nervous that I played in a daze. In fact, I never want to go through that again. But now the ordeal is over I believe I will be alright should a similar match come up again." She said she was "petrified" as she walked onto Centre Court. Tennis writer Roy McKelvie of the "Daily Mail" said it was the finest first round match (even though it technically was a second round match) in the previous 25 years.

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Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1962 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 17-7 (70.8%) win-loss record, including 3-1 on clay, 7-5 on grass, 7-1 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 0-0 unknown surface. (The USLTA said she had a 21-7 win-loss record and played 9 tournaments.) No tennis publication or writer included her in its year-end rankings of the world's top 10 players. The USLTA ranked her sixth in the U.S. Won 2 of the 8 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 3 of the 8 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 2 of those tournaments. Did not play the French International Championships. Lost in the third round at Wimbledon and the U.S. Championships. Played Wightman Cup. Her 1962 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

2-0 Tory Fretz
1-0 Victoria Palmer Heinecke
1-0 Dorothy Bundy Cheney
1-0 Dorothy Head Knode
1-0 Karen Hantze Susman
1-0 Mary Bevis Hawton

1-1 Donna Floyd Fales
1-1 Carole Caldwell Graebner
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-1 Yola Ramirez Ochoa
0-1 Judy Tegart Dalton
0-1 Rita Bentley
0-2 Deidre Catt Keller McMahon


Women's doubles: Did not win a title. Lost in the first round at Wimbledon with Victoria Palmer Heinecke. Did not play the French International Championships or the USLTA National Doubles Championship.

Mixed doubles: Runner-up in Phoenix with Thorvald Moe. Did not play the French International Championships or the U.S. Championships. Unknown whether she played Wimbledon.

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Week of December 4, 1961
U.S. Hard Court Championships

La Jolla, California
Hard
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Ann Kenney (score unknown)
2R: d. Tory Fretz 6-2, 6-1
QF: d. Dorothy Bundy Cheney 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
SF: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-2, 6-1
F: d. Dorothy Head Knode [4] 6-1, 6-1

This was Richey's first tournament since she injured her back at Wimbledon in 1961. Dorothy Bundy Cheney was 45 years old while Dorothy Head Knode was 36.

Week of January 22, 1962
Thunderbird Invitation Tournament

Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
Richey was seeded [1]

SF: d. Carole Caldwell Graebner 8-6, 6-3
F: d. Karen Hantze Susman 6-3, 7-5

Mixed doubles with Thorvald Moe:
F: lost to Rod Susman / Karen Hantze Susman 3-6, 8-6, 6-4

Week of March 26, 1962
Caribe Hilton International

Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard

QF: lost to Yola Ramirez Ochoa 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Women's doubles with Renee Schuurman Haygarth:
?R: Mary Habicht / Margaret Hellyer advanced by walkover

Week of June 4, 1962
North of England Championships

Manchester, United Kingdom
Grass

3R: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Week of June 11, 1962
Wightman Cup

Court No. 1, All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass

lost to Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 6-1, 7-5

Richey was beaten at her own baseline game.

Week of June 18, 1962
London Grass Court Championships
Queen's Club
Grass

1R: d. Pauline Roberts 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
2R: d. Vera Roberts 7-5, 7-5
3R: d. Anna Dmitrieva 6-2, 6-4
QF: lost to Rita Bentley 8-6, 3-6, 6-1

Women's doubles with Victoria Palmer Heinecke:
QF: lost to Maria Bueno / Darlene Hard 6-2, 6-3

Week of June 25, 1962
Wimbledon

All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Donna Floyd Fales 11-9, 10-8
2R: d. Mary Bevis Hawton 7-5, 7-5
3R: lost to Deirdre Catt Keller McMahon 7-5, 8-6

Women's doubles with Victoria Palmer Heinecke:
1R: lost to Donna Floyd Fales / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-1, 6-1

Unknown whether Richey played mixed doubles.

Had Richey won her third round match, she would have played third-seeded Maria Bueno in the fourth round.

Week of July 16, 1962
U.S. Clay Court Championships

River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Pamela Stewart 6-0, 6-0
2R: d. Mary Habicht (score unknown)
QF: d. Gwyneth Thomas [4] 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
SF: lost to Carole Caldwell Graebner 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

Week of August 27, 1962
U.S. Championships

West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Andria Miller 6-3, 6-2
2R: d. Tory Fretz 6-3, 6-2
3R: lost to Donna Floyd Fales 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Richey did not play mixed doubles. She also did not play the USLTA National Doubles Championship.

Had Richey won her third round match, she would have played seventh-seeded Lesley Turner Bowrey in the fourth round.

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Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1963 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 26-3 (90.0%) win-loss record, including 11-1 on clay, 8-2 on grass, 3-0 hard, 1-0 indoors, and 3-0 unknown surface. (The USLTA said she had a 37-3 win-loss record and played 7 tournaments.) Ned Potter of World Tennis magazine did not include her in his year-end, top 10 rankings, although Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph ranked her ninth. The USLTA ranked her third in the U.S. Won 4 of the 7 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 6 of the 7 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 5 of 7 tournaments. Did not play the French International Championships or Wimbledon. Quarterfinalist at the U.S. Championships. Won the first of her 6 consecutive singles titles at the U.S. Clay Court Championship. Played Wightman Cup but not Federation Cup. Her 1963 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

4-0 Victoria Palmer Heinecke
1-0 Rosemary Casals
1-0 Deidre Catt Keller McMahon
1-0 Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff
1-0 Vera Puzejova Sukova
1-0 Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin
1-0 Donna Floyd Fales
1-0 Judy Alvarez
1-0 Justina Bricka Horwitz

1-1 Maria Bueno
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-1 Yola Ramirez Ochoa
0-1 Margaret Smith Court


Women's doubles: Won 2 titles, one with Victoria Palmer Heinecke and the other with Patsy Rippy. Quarterfinalist at the USLTA National Doubles Championship. Partnered with Donna Floyd Fales to win a Wightman Cup match.

Mixed doubles: Entered the U.S. Championships with Cliff Richey but did not play a match.

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Week of January 21, 1963
Thunderbird Invitational

Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona
Hard

QF: d. Melissa Callaway 6-1, 6-0
SF: d. Rosemary Casals 6-2, 6-2
F: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 8-6, 8-6

Rosemary Casals was 14 years old.

Week of April 15, 1963
Dallas Country Club Invitational

Dallas, Texas
Surface unknown

1R/QF: d. Claudia Henschke 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Owen McHaney 6-1, 6-2
F: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-3, 7-5

Women's doubles with Victoria Palmer Heinecke:
F: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Marilyn Montgomery 6-2, 7-5

Week of May 27, 1963
Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Clay (Har-Tru)
Richey was seeded [2]

?R: d. Sheryl Barger 6-0, 6-0
SF: versus ????
F: lost to Yola Ramirez Ochoa [1] 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

Women's doubles with Patsy Rippy:
F: d. Carol Johnson / Yola Ramirez Ochoa 6-4, 6-1

Week of July 8, 1963
Western Open

Town Club and River Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Outdoors at the Town Club; Indoors at the River Club
Clay outdoors; Indoors
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Connie Szkil 6-0, 6-1 (outdoors)
2R: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-2, 6-3 (outdoors)
QF: d. Cathy Lee Crosby 6-0, 6-0 (outdoors)
SF: d. Gwyn Thomas [3] 6-2, 12-10 (indoors because of rain)
F: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke [2] 6-2, 7-5 (outdoors)

In the final, "Both girls engaged in extended rallies, but it was Miss Richey's well placed sideline placements and net game that gave her the edge."

Week of July 15, 1963
U.S. Clay Court Championship

River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Clay
Richey was [unseeded]

1R: d. Sue Stanford 6-3, 6-1
2R: d. Carol Loop 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Donna Floyd Fales 11-9, 6-1
SF: d. Judy Alvarez 6-1, 6-2
F: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-1, 6-1

Women's doubles with Tory Fretz:
1R: d. Sue Behlmar / Donna Floyd Fales 6-3, 3-6, 8-6
QF: d. Jean Danilovich / Roberta Rountree Goodwin 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
SF: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King / Carole Caldwell Graebner 1-6, 9-7, 3-6

Darlene Hard (soon to be married, according to published reports) was the top seed and Billie Jean Moffitt King was the second seed. Donna Floyd Fales was the defending champion. In the quarterfinals, Victoria Palmer Heinecke eliminated Moffitt King 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 and Judy Alvarez defeated Hard 8-6, 6-2. The singles final took only 33 minutes. This was the fourth final of the year in which Richey defeated Palmer Heinecke.

Week of July 29, 1963
Eastern Grass Court Championships

Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Richey was seeded [6]

1R: d. Linda Lou Crosby 6-2, 6-1
2R: d. Alice Christer 6-0, 6-3
3R: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 6-3, 6-1
QF: d. Maria Bueno [4] 6-3, 6-1
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 9-7, 6-2

Richey had a set point against Margaret Smith Court in the first set of their semifinal match.

Week of August 5, 1963
Wightman Cup

Cleveland Skating Club, Cleveland, Ohio
Clay

d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 14-12, 6-3

Donna Floyd Fales / Richey d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon / Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-4, 6-8, 6-2

Week of August 19, 1963
USLTA National Doubles Championship

Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass
Partner: Tory Fretz
They were [unseeded]

1R: ????
2R: d. P. Thompson / Carol Wendell 6-0, 6-0
3R: d. Shirley Fry Irvin / Betty Rosenquest Pratt 6-2, 6-4
QF: lost to Maria Bueno / Darlene Hard [1] 6-1, 6-1

Week of August 26, 1963
U.S. Championships

West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Pat Stewart Edrich 6-0 6-2
2R: d. Adria Price 6-0, 6-1
3R: d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-3, 6-1
4R: d. Vera Puzejova Sukova [9] 6-1, 6-4
QF: lost to Maria Bueno [4] 6-3, 6-2

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey:
1R: advanced by walkover versus Dennis Ralston / Ann Haydon Jones
2R: Jiri Javorsky / Vera Puzejova Sukova advanced by walkover

The quarterfinal match with Maria Bueno took just 36 minutes.

Week of September 9, 1963
Pacific Southwest Championships

Los Angeles

According to a September 11, 1963, news report, Richey had entered the tournament. But no results were found.

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Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1964 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 60-8 (88.2%) win-loss record, including 19-4 on clay, 27-4 on grass, 4-0 hard, 2-0 indoors, and 8-0 unknown surface. (The USLTA said she had a 59-8 win-loss record and played 15 tournaments.) Ned Potter of World Tennis magazine ranked her fourth in the world at year end, although Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph ranked her sixth. The USLTA ranked her first in the U.S. Won 7 of the 14 tournaments she played (not counting the North of England tournament that was abandoned by organizers at the semifinal stage). Reached at least the semifinals in 11 of the 14 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 8 of 13 tournaments (not counting the North of England tournament). Opened the year by winning 22 consecutive matches and five consecutive tournaments. Played the French International Championships for the first time, where she was upset in the fourth round. Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and semifinalist at the U.S. Championships. Played three European clay court tournaments before the French. Played both Wightman Cup and Federation Cup, winning five of six matches with her only loss being to her nemesis for the year, Lesley Turner Bowrey. Her 1964 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

3-0 Karen Hantze Susman
3-0 Judy Alvarez
3-0 Deidre Catt Keller McMahon
3-1 Billie Jean Moffitt King
2-0 Francoise Durr
2-0 Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff
2-0 Yola Ramirez Ochoa
2-0 Donna Floyd Fales
1-0 Renee Schuurman Haygarth
1-0 Carol Hanks Aucamp
1-0 Victoria Palmer Heinecke
1-0 Ann Haydon Jones
1-0 Rita Bentley

1-1 Carole Caldwell Graebner
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-1 Norma Baylon Puiggros
0-1 Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw
0-1 Margaret Smith Court
0-3 Lesley Turner Bowrey


Women's doubles: Won two titles, including the U.S. Clay Court Championships with Carole Caldwell Graebner.

Mixed doubles: Quarterfinalist at the French International Championships with brother Cliff Richey.

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Week of January 6, 1964
Dallas Indoor Invitational

Dallas, Texas

1R/SF: d. Yola Ramirez Ochoa 6-3, 6-4
F: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-2, 7-5

Week of March 23, 1964
Good Neighbor Tournament

Miami Beach, Florida
Surface unknown
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Francoise Savy 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. J. Harbett 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Donna Floyd Fales 6-0, 6-3
SF: d. Francoise Durr [3] 6-2, 9-7
F: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles with Donna Floyd Fales:
1R: bye
QF: d. Edna Salichs / ______ Fuller 6-3 6-2
SF: lost to Justina Bricka Horwitz / Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-4, 8-6

"Relied on her experience and a strong net game to win."

Week of March 30, 1964
Caribe Hilton International

Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard

1R: bye
2R: d. Fina Cabrera 6-0 6-0
QF: d. Donna Floyd Fales 6-1, 6-2
SF: d. Francoise Durr 6-4, 6-0
F: d. Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-3, 6-0

Women's doubles with Donna Floyd Fales:
1R: bye
QF: d. ______ Pomales / ______ Pomales 6-2, 6-1
SF: lost to Carole Wright / Karen Hantze Susman 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

World Tennis magazine called Richey "a 21 year old Texan with the hardest groundstrokes in the game."

Week of April 6, 1964
St. Petersburg Masters Invitational

St. Petersburg Tennis Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Verna Mechem 6-2, 6-1
QF: d. Martha Burchers 6-0, 6-3
SF: d. Rita Bentley 6-1, 6-2
F: d. Judy Alvarez [3] 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
1R/QF: bye
SF: d. ______ Gray / ______ Jones 6-1, 6-0
F: d. Judy Alvarez / Francoise Durr 6-2, 6-1

Week of April 20, 1964
Dallas Country Club Invitational

Dallas Country Club, Dallas, Texas
Surface unknown
Richey was seeded [1]

1R/QF: d. Ann Vieira 6-0, 6-1
SF: d. Yola Ramirez Ochoa 14-12, 3-5 retired (leg cramps)
F: d. Victoria Palmer Heinecke 6-2, 13-11

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
1R d. Ann Vieira / Nancy Penson 6-1, 6-2
F: lost to Victoria Palmer Heinecke / Justina Bricka Horwitz 7-5, 6-8, 6-3

Week of April 27, 1964
London Hard Court Championships

Hurlingham, United Kingdom
Clay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83IycWkvkpQ

1R: d. Vera Rees 6-3, 6-1
2R: d. Mary Harris 6-1, 6-3
3R: d. Virginia Roberts 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
SF: lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros 4-6, 12-10, 10-8

Women's doubles with Jan Lehane O'Neill:
SF: d. Rita Bentley / Pam Watermeyer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
F: lost to Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw / Norma Baylon Puiggros 7-5, 6-4

It took 50 games for Norma Baylon Puiggros to end Richey's 22-match winning streak.

Week of May 4, 1964
Italian International Championships

Foro Italico, Rome
Clay
Richey was seeded [6]

1R: d. Helene Slattery 6-0, 6-3
2R: d. Jacqueline Rees-Lewis 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
3R: d. Lea Pericoli 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
QF: lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey [3] 8-6, 8-6

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
QF: lost to Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi / Madonna Schacht 6-2, 6-0

From Gloria Butler with World Tennis magazine: "Nancy was a curiosity to the Italians. They are very woman conscious, and just could not understand how such a pretty girl could ruin herself by wearing such unbecoming clothes. The face is adorable, but she wears a floppy hat which hides it, a T-shirt, and long Bermuda shorts which emphasize the wrong part of her anatomy. She was a source of dismay to her admirers. 'Che peccato-e una bella bambina', they exclaimed." Lesley Turner Bowrey and Richey had a terrific struggle which went on for hours. Richey had the greater power, but Turner Bowrey the greater mobility, more variety, and change of pace. Richey lead the first set 5-2 and the second 5-3.

Week of May 11, 1964
West Berlin Whitsun Tennis Tournament

Clay

QF: d. Almut Sturm 6-3, 10-8
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey 7-5, 6-2

Week of May 18, 1964
French International Championships

Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: bye
2R: d. Ursula Smith 6-2, 6-0
3R: d. Roberta Beltrame 6-1, 6-3
4R: lost to Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
1R: bye
2R: d. Francesca Gordigiani / Suzy Kormoczy 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
3R: lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros / Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw 10-8, 3-6, 6-2

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey:
1R: advanced by walkover versus ______ Komaroni / Ulla Sandulf
2R: d. ______ Cramer / Helen Plaisted 6-2, 7-5
3R: d. Tony Roche / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 9-7
QF: lost to Jose Luis Arilla / Norma Baylon Puiggros 9-7, 4-6, 6-0

Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw used a drop-lob-drop combo to run Richey to death in sets 2 and 3 after Richey ran through a 15 minute first set.

Darlene Hard announced on May 19 that she was turning professional and accepting a teaching job at the Tennis Ranch in Carmel, California. She said, "I'm tired and I've been under a lot of pressure a long time." As a result, Richey unofficially moved up to second place in the U.S. rankings.

Week of June 1, 1964
North of England Championships

Manchester, United Kingdom
Grass

1R: d. Dorothy Campbell 6-0, 6-2
2R: d. Trudy Groenman Walhof Hoolboom 6-3, 6-2
3R: d. Ulla Sandulf 6-1, 6-3
QF: d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 8-6, 8-6
SF and F abandoned due to rain

Richey was supposed to play Maria Bueno in the semifinals, with the other semifinal between Carole Caldwell Graebner and Billie Jean Moffitt King. The three American women refused to play on a wet court after waiting five hours for the courts to dry. Faced with this revolt, organizers called off the event. In the quarterfinals, Brit Christine Truman Janes had fallen on a rain soaked court and hurt herself so badly that she was forced to withdraw from the following week's Wightman Cup.

Week of June 8, 1964
Wightman Cup

All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass

d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
d. Ann Haydon Jones 7-5, 11-9

Richey / Donna Floyd Fales lost to Angela Mortimer Barrett / Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

4,000 cheered the 2-hour fight between baseliners Deidre Catt Keller McMahon and Richey. "It took two fantastic shots by Richey to break service and take the match. Both girls were in a state of exhaustion by the finish." After dropping the first set, "Miss Richey simply hit harder. Her game is patterned after that of Helen Wills, even down to the white eyeshade."

Day two was a bit anticlimatic as Richey clinched the cup before a handfull of fans who patiently waited through a rain delay. Rain forced play on a Sunday, the first time ever at the All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.

Week of June 22, 1964
Wimbledon

All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 6-0, 6-2
2R: d. Renee Schuurman Haygarth 6-1, 6-2
3R: d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-1, 10-8
4R: d. Judy Alvarez 6-2, 6-2
QF: lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey [4] 6-3, 6-4

Richey did not compete in women's doubles.

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey:
1R: d. Juan Gisbert / Mary Habicht 9-7, 4-6, 6-3
2R: lost to Abe Segal / Renee Schuurman Haygarth 6-3, 6-1

"A dour contest." Richey had game points in each of the first five games games, yet trailed 2-3 as Lesley Turner Bowrey refused to give her pace. Richey had the crowd cheering as she slugged to a 4-3 lead in the second, but Turner Bowrey then changed tactics, drop shotting then coming in to volley away the reply.

Week of July 13, 1964
U.S. Clay Court Championships

River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Faye Urban 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Ulla Ponoppidlan 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Jean Danilovich 6-2, 6-1
SF: d. Judy Alvarez [4] 6-2, 6-0
F: d. Carole Caldwell Graebner [2] 6-2, 6-1

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner (seeded [1]):
1R: bye
QF: d. Breanda Nunns / Faye Urban 6-0, 6-3
SF: d. Julie Heldman / Carol Loop 8-6, 6-2
F: d. Jean Danilovich / Sue Shrader 6-1, 6-4

Week of July 27, 1964
Eastern Grass Court Championships

Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, New Jersey
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: bye
2R: d. Kathleen Blake Thornbrough 6-2, 6-3
3R: d. Jill Philbrick 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Belmar Gunderson 6-4, 6-3
SF: d. Karen Hantze Susman [4] 6-4, 7-5
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 7-5, 3-6, 8-6

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
1R: bye
2R: d. Melissa Callaway / Alice Christer 6-2, 6-1
QF: d. Kathleen Blake Thornbrough / Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-0, 6-3
SF: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz / Carol Hanks Aucamp 31-33, 6-1, 6-4
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King / Karen Hantze Susman 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

The Guinness Book of Tennis Facts and Feats, published in 1983, said that the doubles semifinal was the longest match in history (by number of games), not including men's singles or men's doubles matches. The semifinal was 81 games long.

In the singles final, Billie Jean Moffitt King recovered from a 1-4 deficit in the third set. This was the first time she had defeated Richey in singles after two losses.

Week of August 3, 1964
Piping Rock Women's Invitational

Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, New York
Grass
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Chris Safford 6-2, 6-2
2R: d. Jill Philbrick 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Belmar Gunderson 6-1, 6-3
SF: d. Karen Hantze Susman [4] 7-5, 6-0
F: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
1R: bye
2R: d. ______ Boland / ______ Reid 6-3, 7-5
QF: d. Melissa Callaway / Alice Christer 6-1, 6-0
SF: d. Carole Wright / Julie Heldman 6-2, 6-3
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King / Karen Hantze Susman 6-2, 12-10

Richey led 3-0 in the third set before Billie Jean Moffitt King pulled to within 4-5 (40-30) on her own serve, only to lose the game and the match.

Week of August 17, 1964
USLTA National Doubles Championship

Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass
Partner: Carole Caldwell Graebner
They were seeded [4]

1R: bye
2R: d. Mary Belin / Mrs. Thomas Williams 6-3, 6-0
3R: d. Dorothy Bundy Cheney / Helen McDowell 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Rosemary Casals / Rosa Maria Reyes Darmon 6-3, 7-5
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey [1] 6-4, 6-4

Week of August 31, 1964
Federation Cup

Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grass

1R: bye
2R: d. Eleanor O'Neill, Ireland 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Ana-Maria Bocio, Argentina 6-3, 6-2
SF: d. Deidre Catt Keller McMahon, United Kingdom 6-4, 6-3
F: lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey, Australia 7-5, 6-1

Week of September 7, 1964
U.S. Championships

West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Adria Fisher Price 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Monique Salfati di Maso 7-5, 6-4
3R: d. Heide Schildknecht Orth 6-1, 6-3
4R: d. Jane Albert Willens 6-3, 6-3
QF: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [3] 6-4, 6-4
SF: lost to Carole Caldwell Graebner [9] 2-6, 9-7, 6-4

Richey did not play mixed doubles.

Richey upset Billie Jean Moffitt King in the quarterfinals, capitalizing on the latter's double faults and even outvolleying the Californian at times. This was the last time they played each other until March 1968, with Richey leading their rivalry 4-1 to this point. The semifinal was a corker. Carole Caldwell Graebner always held serve at 5-5, 6-6, etc in the second set until Richey served a double fault to drop the set. "After the rest period, a white-faced and tense Nancy forged ahead 4-2." But three double faults helped Caldwell Graebner to break back and tie it a four-all. "The little Texan completely lost her nerve and her game disintegrated. It had been a fine match, one of the best of the championships."

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Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1965 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 54-7 (88.5%) win-loss record, including 26-4 on clay, 11-2 on grass, 2-0 on hard, 5-0 indoors, and 10-1 unknown surface. (The USLTA said she had a 57-7 win-loss record and played 15 tournaments.) Joe McCauley of World Tennis magazine ranked her third in the world at year end, although Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph ranked her eighth. The USLTA ranked both Richey and Billie Jean Moffitt King first in the U.S. Won 9 of the 15 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 14 of the 15 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 10 of the 15 tournaments she played. Semifinalist at both the French International Championships and the U.S. Championships. Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon. Spent two months in Europe beginning in early May but won only one of the five tournaments she played there. Skipped the grass court tournaments in the eastern United States except for the U.S. Championships. Margaret Smith Court won three of the year's Grand Slam tournaments, defeating Richey in the semifinals of both the French International Championships and the U.S. Championships. Played Wightman Cup but not Federation Cup. Her 1965 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

3-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
3-0 Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff
3-2 Margaret Smith Court
2-0 Norma Baylon Puiggros
2-0 Julie Heldman
2-0 Tory Fretz
1-0 Francoise Durr
1-0 Becky Vest
1-0 Peachy Kellmeyer
1-0 Karen Hantze Susman
1-0 Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin
1-0 Rita Bentley
1-0 Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie
1-0 Carol Hanks Aucamp
1-0 Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera
1-0 Carole Caldwell Graebner
1-0 Rosemary Casals
1-0 Dorothy Head Knode

1-1 Maria Bueno
1-1 Justina Bricka Horwitz
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-1 Ann Haydon Jones
0-1 Edda Buding
0-1 Christine Truman Janes


Women's doubles: Won two American national championships with her partner Carole Caldwell Graebner, the U.S. Clay Court Championships and the USLTA National Doubles Championship. Those were the only tournaments Richey won in 1965.

Mixed doubles: Quarterfinalist at the French International Championships with Frank Froehling. Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon with Donald Dell.

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Week of October 12, 1964
National Invitation Tournament

Midland Racquet Club, Midland, Texas
Surface unknown except for final (indoor wood)
Richey was seeded [1]

1R/QF: d. Virginia Brown 6-2, 6-2
SF: d. Rosa Maria Reyes Darmon 6-1, 6-2
F: d. Karen Hantze Susman 6-3, 6-4 (played indoors due to cold and rain)

From a picture, it looks like the final was played in an indoor gymnasium. "World Tennis" magazine noted that "play was indoors and out - and Nancy was as good on both."

Week of October 26, 1964
Championships of South America and the Argentine

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Outdoors but exact surface unknown

1R: bye
2R: d. Mabel Vrancovich 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Ana-Maria Bocio 6-1, 6-2
SF: d. Norma Baylon Puiggros 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
F: d. Maria Bueno [1] 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles with Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff:
F: lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros / Maria Bueno 6-1, 6-2

Mixed doubles with Donald Dell:
1R: d. Oscar Escribano / Gladys Barbosa 6-3, 6-3

Richey was on the cover of the January 1965 issue of "World Tennis" magazine with the huge trophy she won. She "caused a sensational upset" in besting Maria Bueno, who developed cramps in the third set.

Week of February 8, 1965
U.S. Indoor Championships

Longwood Covered Courts, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Louise Gonnerman 6-0, 6-2
QF: d. Tory Fretz 6-1, 6-0
SF: d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie [6] 6-2, 6-2
F: d. Carol Hanks Aucamp [3] 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles with Karen Hantze Susman:
QF: d. Jacqueline Bohlens / Jade Schiffman 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Jane Albert Willens / Tory Fretz 6-4, 7-5
F: lost to Carol Hanks Aucamp / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 9-7, 4-6, 6-2

Week of March 22, 1965
Thunderbird Invitational Tennis Championships

Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona
Surface unverified (probably hard)
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Sue Shrader 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
SF: lost to Justina Bricka Horwitz [6] 6-4, 6-1

Week of April 5, 1965
Caribe Hilton International

Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard

SF: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-1, 6-1
F: d. Margaret Smith Court 6-8, 6-4, 9-7

Week of April 12, 1965
St. Petersburg Masters International

St. Petersburg Tennis Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Carol Prosen 6-2, 6-4
2R: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-2, 6-0
QF: d. Helde Schildkencht 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey [2] 7-5, 6-3
F: d. Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-3, 6-2

Week of April 26, 1965
Dallas Country Club Invitational

Dallas Country Club, Dallas, Texas
Surface unknown

SF: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-4, 6-4
F: d. Margaret Smith Court 6-1, 6-4

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
?R: d. Owen McHaney / Betty Sue Hagerman 6-1, 10-8
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-4, 6-4

Week of May 3, 1965
Italian Championships

Rome
Clay
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Vicky Berner 9-7, 6-0
2R: d. Maria Carmen Coronada 6-2, 7-5
QF: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-3, 6-4
SF: d. Julie Heldman [7] 6-1, 6-4
F: lost to Maria Bueno [1] 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Ir2gZ2GU4

Women's doubles with Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw:
3R: d. Jane Albert Willens / Arnold 8-6, 13-11
QF: lost to Madonna Schacht / Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 6-4, 6-3

The final took 56 minutes. "The Brazilian girl could do nothing wrong in the first set and very little that was right in the second. It was just the opposite with Miss Richey - erratic in the opening set and sharp in the second. In the third and deciding set, both played well. But Miss Bueno was bolder.... She used drop shots and slices repeatedly to score her points." Another reporter said, "Playing a bold net game, hitting slice shots that made the ball bounce crazily, and keeping Miss Richey under constant pressure, Miss Bueno survived a second set letdown and won easily. Richey remained in the back court through most of the match, going to the net only occasionally and timidly." Richey said after the match, "I have no time to comment. I'm leaving Rome. I lost. Are you satisfied?" Maria Bueno said, "I cannot understand why Nancy does not attack. Playing the way she does, she will never win any major tournaments." With this win, Bueno assumed a 3-2 lead in their head-to-head matches. Richey showed up to play the final the previous day, only to be told by tournament officials that the match had been rescheduled.

Week of May 17, 1965
French International Championships

Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: bye
2R: d. Evelyn Terras 6-4, 6-2
3R: d. Christianne Mercelis 6-1, 6-1
4R: d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-2, 6-3
QF: d. Francoise Durr [5] 8-6, 9-7
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 7-5, 6-4

Richey did not play women's doubles.

Mixed doubles with Frank Froehling:
2R: d. Kermina / Pellizza 7-5, 6-0
3R: d. Pabst / Jacqueline Rees-Lewis 6-2, 6-0
4R: d. Moore / Faye Toyne 6-8, 7-5, 6-1
QF: lost to Owen Davidson / Jane Albert Willens 6-3, 6-2

Week of May 31, 1965
Swiss International Tennis Championships

Lugano
Clay

2R: d. Elena Subirat 6-1, 7-5
QF: d. Roberta Beltrame 6-3, 6-1
SF: lost to Edda Buding 8-6, 6-4

Women's doubles with Roberta Beltrame:
?R: lost to Julie Heldman / Christianne Mercelis 6-3, 6-4

Week of June 7, 1965
West of England Lawn Tennis Championships

Bristol, United Kingdom
Grass

QF: d. Rita Bentley 6-2, 6-0
SF: d. Justina Bricka Horwitz 6-2, 6-0
F: d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 7-5, 6-2

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
F: lost to Francoise Durr / Janinie Lieffrig 6-3, 6-4

Week of June 21, 1965
Wimbledon

All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Esme Emmanuel Faerber 6-0, 7-5
2R: d. Pauline Roberts 6-4, 6-3
3R: d. Rosemary Deloford 6-1, 6-0
4R: d. Joyce Williams 6-0, 6-3
QF: lost to Christine Truman Janes 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner (seeded [3]):
1R: d. Rosa Maria Reyes Darmon / Elena Subirats 6-1, 10-8
2R: d. Jacqueline Rees-Lewis / Heather Segal 6-3, 6-1
3R: d. Carole Rosser / Virginia Wade 7-5, 6-2
QF: d. Christine Truman Janes / Nell Truman 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
SF: lost to Maria Bueno / Billie Jean Moffitt King [2] 6-4, 6-2

Mixed doubles with Donald Dell:
1R: bye
2R: d. Fraser / Helga Schultze Hosl Thaw 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
3R: d. Moore / Esme Emmanuel Faerber 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
4R: d. Zeeman / Gail Sheriff Chanfreau Lovera 7-5, 8-6
QF: lost to Tony Roche / Judy Tegart Dalton 9-7, 6-4

The quarterfinal match with Christine Truman Janes "had the packed center court on edge as the British girl dropped the second set easily and ran up a commanding 4-1 lead in the third. Miss Richey whittled it down to 5-4. Nancy fought off a match point for a service break to level at 5-5. Miss Richey, looking tired beneath her huge jockey cap, dropped her service to let Miss Truman get ahead again at 6-5. Then, serving for the match, Miss Truman made no mistake with a backhand volley - her best stroke throughout the match." The 16,000 watching on center court then "went crazy with delight." Richey said after the match, "I didn't serve as well as I would have liked, but I didn't play really badly."

Week of July 5, 1965
Western Open

Town Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Janet Smith 6-0, 6-0
3R: d. Becky Vest 6-1, 6-3
QF: d. Dorothy Head Knode 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Rosemary Casals [4] 6-1, 6-3
F: d. Carole Caldwell Graebner [2] 6-1, 6-0

Richey lost only nine games in five matches, including a double bagel of 40-year old Dorothy Head Knode, who was a two-time runner-up at the French International Championships and a four-time winner of the U.S. Clay Court Championships.

Week of July 12, 1965
U.S. Clay Court Championships

River Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, Illinois
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Connie Cristler 6-2, 6-2
2R: d. Mimi Heinreid 6-4, 6-0
QF: d. Roberta Alison 6-2, 6-3
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-2, 6-2
F: d. Julie Heldman [4] 5-7, 6-3, 9-7

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
QF: d. Cathy Gagels / Cecilia Martinez 6-3, 6-2
SF: d. Roberta Alison / Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-1, 6-2
F: d. Rosemary Casals / Julie Heldman 7-5, 6-4

There were no service breaks in the third set until Julie Heldman took a 7-6 lead. Richey broke back in the next game. Heldman double faulted on match point, after 2 hours, 8 minutes of play.

Week of August 2, 1965
Wightman Cup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-lOjHmKdCU
Harold Clark Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Clay

d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-1, 6-0
lost to Ann Haydon Jones 6-4, 9-7

Carole Caldwell Graebner / Richey d. Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff / Nell Truman 6-1, 6-0

Ann Haydon Jones played a steady baseline game, forcing Richey to make errors. Richey's ground game was not as crisp and authoritative as in her victory over Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff.

Week of August 23, 1965
USLTA National Doubles Championship

Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass
Partner: Carole Caldwell Graebner
They were seeded [3]

1R: d. Alice Christer Hartman / Savy 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Julie Anthony / Belmar Gunderson 6-1, 6-4
QF: d. Jane Albert Willens / Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
SF: d. Tory Fretz / Julie Heldman 7-5, 6-4
F: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King / Karen Hantze Susman [1] 6-4, 6-4

The final lasted 48 minutes, and there were only two service breaks. Richey said after the match, "We had played them enough to know their faults. Billie Jean was superb but Karen was off her game and we concentrated on her." A dejected Karen Hantze Susman said, "I just couldn't get them over the net. It appeared to draw my returns like a magnet." Billie Jean Moffitt King said that her team lost because the other team "played a bit better than we did. We can't win them all."

Week of August 30, 1965
U.S. Championships
West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Pat Stewart Edrich 6-3, 6-2
2R: d. Peachy Kellmeyer 6-3, 6-0
3R: d. Tory Fretz 6-2, 6-4
QF: d. Norma Baylon Puiggros [8] 6-4, 7-5
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-2, 6-2

Richey did not play mixed doubles.

Although Richey lost, she won four games from Margaret Smith Court compared to the five games Smith Court had dropped in her previous four matches.

After being unseeded and drawing Smith Court in the first round, former Wimbledon singles champion Karen Hantze Susman (and Richey's occasional doubles partner) withdrew from the tournament in a huff. She thought she deserved to be seeded and to receive the $28 per day "expense allowance" paid to seeded players.

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Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1966 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 54-8 (87.1%) win-loss record, including 19-1 on clay, 28-6 on grass, 1-1 on hard, 0-0 indoors, 6-0 unknown surface. (The USLTA said she had a 55-9 win-loss record and played 14 tournaments.) Joe McCauley of World Tennis magazine and Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph ranked her fifth in the world at year end. The USLTA ranked her second in the U.S. Won 6 of the 14 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 12 of the 14 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 12 of the 14 tournaments she played. Was the runner-up at the Australian Championships, the French International Championships, and the U.S. Championships. Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon. Played six tournaments over 2.5 months in Australia but was burdened for much of that time with a left knee injury that also caused her to miss two months of play in the spring. For the second consecutive year, Richey skipped the grass court tournaments in the eastern United States except for the U.S. Championships. She did not play a singles tournament during the six weeks before the U.S. Championships. Played Wightman Cup but not Federation Cup. Her 1966 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

4-0 Kerry Melville Reid
3-0 Judy Tegart Dalton
3-0 Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera
2-0 Virginia Wade
2-0 Peachy Kellmeyer
2-0 Pat Walkden Pretorius
1-0 Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy
1-0 Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin
1-0 Francoise Durr
1-0 Rita Bentley
1-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
1-0 Helen Gourlay Cawley
1-0 Valerie Ziegenfuss
1-0 Norma Baylon Puiggros
1-0 Betty Stove
1-0 Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie

1-3 Margaret Smith Court
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-1 Maria Bueno
0-1 Patti Hogan Fordyce
0-3 Ann Haydon Jones


Women's doubles: Won three Grand Slam titles, with Carole Caldwell Graebner at the Australian Championships and Maria Bueno at Wimbledon and the USLTA National Doubles Championships. (The switch in partners was necessitated by Caldwell Graebner's pregnancy.) Won two other titles with Caldwell Graebner in Australia. Won in Atlanta with Donna Floyd Fales.

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Week of November 1, 1965
Argentine International

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Surface unknown

QF: d. Graciela Moran 6-0, 6-3
SF: d. Francoise Durr 6-3, 6-3
F: d. Norma Baylon Puiggros 6-2, 6-4

Women's doubles with Francoise Durr:
?R: d. Lia Koch / Graciela Marini 6-1, 6-3 (this was immediately before the QF)
QF: ????
SF: d. unspecified Argentine team 6-3, 6-4
F: lost to Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy / Norma Baylon Puiggros 6-4, 6-3

Mixed doubles with Tomas Koch:
?R: d. Martin Mulligan / Lindsey Kerr 6-2, 6-5 (score as reported)
F: lost to Cliff Drysdale / Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 6-2, 9-7

Week of November 15, 1965
New South Wales Championships

White City Tennis Club, Sydney, Australia
Grass
Richey was seeded [1 foreign]

?R: d. Sue Alexander 6-3, 10-8
3R: d. Norma Marsh 6-3, 6-0
QF: d. Madonna Schacht 6-3, 6-4
SF: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-4, 6-4
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1 domestic] 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
SF: d. Jan Lehane O'Neill / Madonna Schacht 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-3, 8-6

Week of November 29, 1965
Victorian Championships

Kooyong Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
Grass
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Meryl Jones 6-1, 6-2
2R: d. Patricia Turner 6-1, 6-2
QF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-1, 6-2
SF: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-0, 6-1
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
2R: d. Pat Barnett / Margaret Buck 6-0, 6-1
SF: d. Jan Lehane O'Neill / Madonna Schacht 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
F: d. Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

The mixed doubles event was canceled because of rain.

Margaret Smith Court won the singles title for the fifth consecutive year and took a 4-3 lead in her career matches with Richey.

Week of December 6, 1965
South Australian Championships

Adelaide
Grass

2R: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Monique Salfati di Maso 6-3, 6-4
SF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 7-5, 6-2
F: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 8-6, 6-2

Richey broke Lesley Turner Bowrey's serve at 6-6 in the third set and then hit an ace to win the set. Richey took a 3-1 lead in the second set and coasted to the title.

Week of January 3, 1966
Western Australian Championships

Perth
Grass

2R: advanced by walkover versus S. Riessen
QF: d. Monique Salfati di Maso 6-0, 6-1
SF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 5-7, 8-6
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court 6-3, 6-1

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
F: Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton advanced by walkover

Mixed doubles with Arthur Ashe:
1R: d. R. D'Orsogna / M. L. Griffiths 6-3, 6-3
SF: Tom Okker / Lesley Hunt advanced by walkover

"The Wimbledon champion's strong serves and net rushing superiority, combined with Miss Richey's inability to play up to her form because of a knee injury, made it a mismatch." Richey hurt her knee in the semifinal versus Judy Tegart Dalton and was in more pain after falling while pursuing a wide ball in the final.

Week of January 10, 1966
Tasmanian Championships

Hobart, Australia
Grass
Richey was seeded [1 foreign]

Richey withdrew from the singles competition.

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
SF: advanced by walkover against Helen Gourlay Cawley / Jan Lehane O'Neill
F: d. Monique Salfati di Maso / Judy Tegart Dalton 2-6, 7-5, 6-1

Mixed doubles with Tom Okker:
F: d. Owen Davidson / Monique Salfati di Maso 6-2, 6-1

Week of January 17, 1966
Australian Championships

White City Tennis Club, Sydney
Grass
Richey was seeded [1 foreign]

1R: bye
2R: d. Margaret Dunn 6-3, 6-3
3R: d. Patricia Turner 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Helen Amos 6-2, 6-3
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 8-6
F: Margaret Smith Court won by walkover

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner (seeded [2]):
1R: bye
2R: d. Joan Gibson / Carol Langsford 6-4, 6-3
QF: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera / Carol Sherriff Zeeman 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
SF: d. Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi / Judy Tegart Dalton [3] 8-6, 6-1
F: d. Margaret Smith Court / Lesley Turner Bowrey [1] 6-4, 7-5

Richey did not play mixed doubles.

Richey and Carole Caldwell Graebner stunned the Australians in doubles. They hit everything at Lesley Turner Bowrey. "The Texan was particularly effective, hitting many hard forcing volleys for winners." On a doctor's advice, Richey withdrew from the singles rather than risk permanent injury to her left knee. Her father had urged her by phone to default the semifinal to Kerry Melville Reid, but a determined Richey gutted out a win. Richey said, "I am bitterly disappointed but there's no other course. I wanted to play, but I just can't." It is the first (and so far only) women's Grand Slam singles final won by walkover.

Week of April 4, 1966
St. Petersburg Masters International

St. Petersburg Tennis Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Virginia Caceres 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Madonna Schacht 6-1, 6-2
SF: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-2, 6-3
F: d. Betty Stove 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles with Wendy Overton:
QF: d. Bird / Vuile 6-1, 6-2.
SF: d. Robyn Ebbern Vincenzi / Madonna Schacht 6-2, 7-5
F: lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros / Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-4, 6-3

Week of April 25, 1966
Atlanta Invitational

Atlanta, Georgia
Surface unknown

1R/QF: d. Peachy Kellmeyer 7-5, 6-0
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-1, 6-3
F: d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-3, 6-0

Women's doubles with Donna Floyd Fales:
1R/SF: d. Leigh Frohsin / Peachy Kellmeyer 6-1, 9-7
F: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 6-3, 6-3

Week of May 16, 1966
U.S. Hard Court Championships

La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, La Jolla, California
Hard
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Libby Weiss 6-0, 6-1
QF: lost to Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Dorothy Bundy Cheney:
1R: d. Robyn Berry / Paulette Verzin 6-4, 6-1
SF: d. Pat Cody / Patti Hogan Fordyce 6-3, 6-4
F: lost to Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-2, 6-4

Patti Hogan Fordyce spoiled the anticipated Billie Jean Moffitt King - Richey final.

Week of May 23, 1966
French International Championships

Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Maria Teresa Cuadrado 6-1, 6-3
2R: d. Francesca Gordigiani 6-0, 6-1
3R: d. Pat Walkden Pretorius 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
4R: d. Jill Blackman 1-6, 6-3, 6-1
QF: d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy [4] 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
SF: d. Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-1, 6-3
F: lost to Ann Haydon Jones [3] 6-3, 6-1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HfU-BSLPdA

Women's doubles with Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin:
1R: bye
2R: lost to Swan / Pat Walkden Pretorius 5-7, 6-2, 6-1

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey:
1R: E. Molina / Pola Palacios advanced by walkover

Richey struggled early in the event, taking three sets to beat Pat Walkden Pretorius, Jill Blackman, and Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy. The third round match with Walkden Pretorius was tied at 2-2 in the final set when Richey finally broke service on her sixth opportunity. Walkden Pretorius had five break points in the next game but could not convert.

In the semifinals, Richey crushed top seeded Margaret Smith Court in 41 minutes before a silent crowd of only 300. After Smith Court was passed and lobbed repeatedly at the beginning of the first set, the match was fought mainly from the baseline. Smith Court held serve only twice, in the sixth and eighth games of the second set. She won only 12 points in the first set. The New York Times wrote, "Early in the second set, Miss Richey's telepathy was clear. 'I have you beat sister, and I have you beat bad.'"

Ann Haydon Jones simply outlasted the Texan in an 80 minute final. Richey "showed little of her usual precise touch." The first game of the second set broke the American's back, as the game had 12 deuces and took 18 minutes to play. 8,000 were on hand to see Haydon Jones win her first Grand Slam singles title and extend her unbeaten string to three months.

Week of June 6, 1966
Wightman Cup

Court No. 1, All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
United States d. United Kingdom 4-3

lost to Ann Haydon Jones 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
d. Virginia Wade 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Richey / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie d. Rita Bentley / Elizabeth Starkie Wagstaff 6-2, 6-1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0btCsWOVNo http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=44207

Ann Haydon Jones won the last three games and beat Richey again. With Richey winning a hitting contest despite wearing a bandage on her left leg, Haydon Jones resorted to drop shots and lobs. When her change of pace presented an opening, Haydon Jones rushed the net to produce slashing volleys. The Associated Press said, "Miss Richey's strength failed her at the end of a long and tiring duel with the British lefthander, who continued a winning run that has now lasted 10 weeks and has brought her the Italian and French titles. It was mainly a baseline battle. At first Miss Richey's powerful flat forehand gave her the edge, and she appeared to be running away with the match. But slowly Mrs. Jones' strength and stamina began to tell. The two girls fought like tigresses in the final game of the second set - a vital turning point of the duel. It went to six deuces, with each player on advantage point three times. Mrs. Jones finally won it with a backhand volley. The first six games of the final set all went against the service."

Richey was only three points from defeat versus Virginia Wade at 4-5 in the third set, a loss that would have given the cup to the United Kingdom.

The clinching match for the United States was the final rubber of the tie, when Richey and Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie won their doubles match. The U.S. was down 3-1 when Richey started her match with Wade. The U.S. pulled to 3-3 when Billie Jean Moffitt King defeated Haydon Jones 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.

Week of June 13, 1966
London Lawn Tennis Tournament

Queen's Club
Grass

Richey did not play singles.

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno:
SF: lost to Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean Moffitt King 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Week of June 20, 1966
Wimbledon

All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Faye Toyne 1-6, 6-3, 6-0
2R: d. Pat Walkden Pretorius 7-5, 6-4
3R: d. Rita Bentley 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
4R: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-2, 6-4
QF: lost to Ann Haydon Jones 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno (seeded [2]):
1R: bye
2R: d. Esme Emmanuel Faerber / Laura Rossouw 6-3, 6-3
3R: d. Tory Fretz / Julie Heldman 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Joyce Williams 6-4, 6-2
SF: d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid 6-2, 6-3
F: d. Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton [1] 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey ([unseeded]):
1R: bye
2R: lost to Ken Fletcher / Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-3, 7-5

In the third round, Richey trailed Rita Bentley by a set and 4-0 before turning around the match. For the third time in six weeks, Ann Haydon Jones defeated Richey. Match point featured high drama as Haydon Jones slipped on the turf and twisted her left ankle while chasing an out ball and laid motionless on the grass. Richey rushed across the court to her aid. After a minute, Haydon Jones got up as Centre Court gave both women an ovation.

Week of July 4, 1966
Western Tennis Championships

Woodstock Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Carol Marquardt 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Elena Subirats [3 foreign] 6-0, 6-3
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid [2 foreign] 6-2, 6-0
F: d. Peachy Kellmeyer [2 domestic] 6-0, 6-1

Women's doubles with Elena Subirats (seeded [2]):
QF: d. Mary Ann Hart / Pat Mosley 6-1, 6-1
SF: lost to Esme Emmanuel Faerber / Maryna Godwin [3] 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Richey won the final in 40 minutes. Her brother Cliff Richey won the men's singles title.

Week of July 11, 1966
U.S. Clay Court Championships

Town Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Richey was seeded [1 domestic]

1R: d. Ann Kerwin 6-0, 6-0
2R: d. Patsy Rippy 6-0, 6-2
QF: d. Maryna Godwin 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid [2 foreign] 6-3, 6-4
F: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan [2 domestic] 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles with Stephanie Defina Johnson Hagan (seeded [1]):
1R: d. Liz Blackford / Roberta Zimman 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Davidson / Orthwein 6-2, 6-3
SF: lost to Esme Emmanuel Faerber / Maryna Godwin [2 foreign] 11-9, 6-4

Nancy and Cliff become the first brother-sister duo to take national titles, in front of a sellout crowd of 3,000. Billie Jean Moffitt King skipped the tournament in favor of an exhibition in Louisville.

Week of August 22, 1966
USLTA National Doubles Championship

Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass
Partner: Maria Bueno
They were seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Pixie Lamm / Kristie Pigeon 6-0, 6-2
3R: d. Peaches Bartkowicz / Marilyn Aschner 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan / Tory Fretz [10] 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Virginia Wade [3] 6-3, 6-2
F: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King / Rosemary Casals [2] 6-3, 6-4

"Miss Casals appeared to be the rising star. She stood out even in defeat. Mrs. King didn't appear to have the verve she has displayed in the past."

Week of August 29, 1966
U.S. Championships

West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 8-6, 6-2
2R: d. Marilyn Montgonery 6-2, 6-0
3R: d. Esme Emmanuel Faerber 6-2, 8-6
QF: d. Virginia Wade [7] 6-3, 6-1
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid 6-3, 6-2
F: lost to Maria Bueno [2] 6-3, 6-1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p2VLe3-JcU http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=71774

Richey did not play mixed doubles.

Richey grabbed a 3-2 lead in the first set. Maria Bueno, 26 years old, then won 10 of the next 11 games with a "spectacular dispay of attacking tennis" and the title in a 50-minute match. The Associated Press said, "Spotty at times, particularly with her overhead and her backhand volley, Bueno was like a deft fencer flicking buttons off the jacket of an adversary. The 24-year old Richey ... never seemed to get into the fight.... Miss Bueno, poised and cold as steel, raised her game to the emergency every time the Texas girl made a serious gesture. Twice Miss Bueno lost her serve at love - in the first and fifth games of the first set - but each time she broke back immediately. She broke again in the eighth game and then ran through the second set without extending herself. She climaxed the match by breaking Miss Richey without loss of a point in the final game. By this time, Nancy had despaired of her chances and hit four balls listlessly out of court."

Kerry Melville Reid eliminated top-seeded Billie Jean Moffitt King in the second round.

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Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1967 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 46-6 (88.5%) win-loss record, including 13-0 on clay, 25-5 on grass, 2-0 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 6-1 unknown surface. (The USLTA said she had a 47-5 win-loss record and played 13 tournaments.) Joe McCauley of World Tennis magazine ranked her fifth in the world at year end, although Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph ranked her fourth. The USLTA ranked her second in the U.S. Won 7 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 10 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 8 of the 13 tournaments she played. Plagued with a back injury for much of the year. For the second consecutive year, Richey played several tournaments in Australia, culminating in her first Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Championships. Played only one tournament in the following four months. Skipped the European clay court season, possibly because of her back injury, but won three clay court tournaments in the U.S. By the end of the year, her clay court winning streak had grown to 22 consecutive matches. Lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon. For the third consecutive year, she skipped the grass court tournaments in the eastern United States. Defaulted her first round match at the U.S. Championships because of her back injury. Played Wightman Cup but not Federation Cup. Finished the year on a 12-match winning streak after winning 20 consecutive matches earlier in the year. Her 1967 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

4-1 Kerry Melville Reid
3-1 Lesley Turner Bowrey
2-0 Karen Krantzcke
2-0 Becky Vest
2-1 Judy Tegart Dalton
1-0 Peaches Bartkowicz
1-0 Lesley Hunt
1-0 Carole Caldwell Graebner
1-0 Carol Hanks Aucamp
1-0 Virginia Wade
1-0 Betty Stove
1-0 Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan
1-0 Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy
1-0 Ann Haydon Jones
1-0 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1-0 Helen Gourlay Cawley
1-0 Winnie Shaw Wooldridge
1-0 Rosemary Casals

1-1 Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie
0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
0-0 Maria Bueno

0-1 Francoise Durr
0-1 Norma Baylon Puiggros


Women's doubles: Won five titles, including two with Carole Caldwell Graebner, two with Rosemary Casals, and one with Norma Baylon Puiggros. Was seeded second at the Australian Championships but lost her first match in the second round. Runner-up at Wimbledon. Did not play the USLTA National Doubles Championship after winning the title the two previous years.

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Week of October 24, 1966
Argentine International
Championships
Buenos Aires
Surface unknown

2R: d. Ana Maria Arias 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Mabel Vrancovich 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Mabel Bove 6-1, 6-2
F: lost to Norma Baylon Puiggros 6-3, 7-9, 6-4

Women's doubles with Norma Baylon Puiggros:
SF: d. Mabel Vrancovich / Gladys DeBarboza 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
F: d. Rosemary Casals / Inge Lofdhal 6-1, 6-4

Mixed doubles with Enrique Morea:
?R: lost to Luis Arillia / Rosemary Casals 1-6, 6-3, 6-1

Week of October 31, 1966
Queensland Championships

Brisbane
Grass

Richey was a no-show.

United Press International reported on October 29 that Richey, Rosemary Casals, and an American male player (Jim McManus) had been entered in the Queensland Championships that started October 28. But none of them showed up because they were still playing in Buenos Aires, "throwing the tournament into chaos." Australian officials were very upset about this because the Lawn Tennis Australia Association had paid the United States Lawn Tennis Association $10,000 for a team of six players to participate in all the Australian tournaments. The male player eventually showed up in Brisbane, three days late and too late for men's singles. Richey eventually said she could not play in Brisbane because of dental surgery. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...eensland&hl=en

Week of November 14, 1966
New South Wales Championships

White City Tennis Club, Sydney, Australia
Grass

Richey was a no-show.

Concerning why Americans missed the first two Australian state championships, Martin Tressel, president of the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA), said, "There is no dispute between the two national associations." Tressel said that during the previous year's tour of Australia, the USLTA suffered out-of-pocket expenses of $7,880 because the trip cost $22,664 but the Lawn Tennis Australia Association (LTAA) paid only $14,784. He said that on a reciprocal tour of the United States, the LTAA received $27,300 from the USLTA, which more than covered its expenses.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...ionships&hl=en

Week of November 28, 1966
Victorian Championships

Kooyong Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
Grass

1R: bye
2R: d. Pat Turner 6-2, 6-1
3R: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals (seeded [1]):
2R: d. Pat Barnett / Margaret Buck 6-3, 6-1
QF: d. Elizabeth Fenton / Sandra Walsham 6-4, 6-4
SF: lost to Betty Stove / Lidy Venneboer 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Richey seemed worried by her brother Cliff Richey's hospitalization for German measles and offered only token resistance to Judy Tegart Dalton in the third round.

Week of December 12, 1966
South Australian Championships
Adelaide
Grass

1R: bye
2R: d. Denise Brennan 6-0, 6-3
3R: d. Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
SF: lost to Kerry Melville Reid 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals:
1R: bye
QF: d. H. McKechnie / Mrs. P. Waerne 6-0, 7-5
SF: d. Francoise Durr / Evelyne Terras 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
F: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton / Lesley Turner Bowrey [1] 7-5, 6-4

Mixed doubles with Arthur Ashe:
SF: lost to Claude Gronkel / Francoise Durr 6-2, 6-4

Evonne Goolagong Cawley was 15 when she played Richey this week.

Week of January 2, 1967
West Australian Championships

Perth
Grass
Richey was seeded [1]

2R: d. Lesley Hunt 6-0, 6-4
?R: d. Sandra Stephen 6-1, 6-1
SF: lost to Francoise Durr 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals:
SF: d. Lesley Hunt / Lancaster 6-3, 6-3
F: d. Francoise Durr / Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Week of January 9, 1967
Tasmanian Championships

Hobart, Australia
Grass

1R: bye
2R: d. Kay Wilkinson 6-2, 6-1
QF: d. Karen Krantzcke 9-7, 6-3
SF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-1, 6-1
F: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-4, 6-2

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals:
QF: d. Sandra Walsham / Margaret Starr 6-3, 6-3
SF: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley / Karen Krantzcke 8-6, 1-6, 11-9
F: d. Judy Tegart Dalton / Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-2, 6-3

Mixed doubles with Arthur Ashe:
SF: d. Jim McManus / Rosemary Casals 6-2, 6-3
F: lost to Tony Roche / Judy Tegart Dalton 7-5, 6-8, 6-1 (or 12-10, 6-1)

Week of January 16, 1967 (played January 16-18)
Australian-American International

White City Tennis Club, Sydney
Grass
Australia d. United States 6-3

d. Karen Krantzcke 6-4, 6-2
lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey (score unknown)

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals:
lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey / Karen Krantzcke 7-5, 5-7, 6-3

Week of January 16, 1967 (began January 20)
Australian Championships

Memorial Drive Courts, Adelaide
Grass
Richey was seeded [1 foreign]

1R: bye
2R: d. K. (Kerry?) Harris 6-0, 6-2
3R: d. Betty Jenkins 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Lorraine Coghlan Robinson [7 domestic] 6-3, 1-0 retired
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid [2 domestic] 6-4, 6-1
F: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey [1 domestic] 6-1, 6-4

Women's doubles with Rosemary Casals (seeded [2]):
1R: bye
2R: lost to Elizabeth Fenton / Sandra Walsham 6-3, 6-3

Mixed doubles with Arthur Ashe (seeded [3]):
1R: d. John Cooper / Margaret Dunn 6-3, 6-4
2R: d. Alan Stone / Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-3, 6-4
QF: lost to Ray Ruffels / Jan Lehane O'Neill [6] 6-4, 6-2

Lorraine Coghlan Robinson, Richey's 29 year old quarterfinal opponent who retired from their match with an upset stomach, was the singles runner-up at the 1958 Australian Championships. Richey "used a faultless display of baseline driving" to upset Lesley Turner Bowrey. Richey broke her service three times to win the first set before the Australian took a 3-0, two-break lead in the second set. Richey broke twice to reach 4-4 and then held serve to lead 5-4. In the last game, "Miss Richey slammed a backhand drive down the sideline to break Miss Turner's service for the game, set, and match."

After losing to Richey and Rosemary Casals during the Victorian Championships, the team of Elizabeth Fenton and Sandra Walsham decided to "hit everything they could in the air to Miss Richey. As they anticipated, Richey made numerous overhead mistakes."

Week of March 13, 1967
Thunderbird Invitational

Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona
Surface unverified (probably hard)
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
QF: d. Lynne Abbes 6-4, 6-2
SF: d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie [3] 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
F: d. Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-1, 6-4

Women's doubles with Donna Floyd Fales:
1R: d. Vicki Palmer Heinecke / Patsy Rippy 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
SF: d. Carol Hanks Aucamp / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie [1] 9-7, 6-1 (second set score uncertain)
F: lost to Patti Hogan Fordyce / Peggy Michel 7-5, 6-4

Richey trailed Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 4-2 in the third set of their semifinal before Richey rallied to win. This was Richey's fourth singles title at this event.

Week of May 29, 1967
Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational

Tulsa Tennis Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R/QF: d. Becky Vest 6-2, 7-5
SF: d. Emilie Burrer 6-0, 7-5
F: d. Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
1R: d. Pam Richmond / Andrea Sanders 6-1, 6-1
F: d. Emilie Burrer / Peachy Kellmeyer 6-3, 6-2

Richey was "ragged" in her match against Becky Vest, which was her first competitive match in more than 2.5 months. Richey, however, was "almost perfect" in the final. Richey's father, George, said, "She played pretty well considering she hasn't played in two months. She didn't give away too many points and had just a few draggy moments."

Richey had been top seeded at the Atlanta Invitational held the week of May 1 but withdrew before the draw was made. She also had been scheduled to play the Charlotte Invitational the week of May 8, which was won by Billie Jean Moffitt King.

Week of June 19, 1967
London Grass Court Championships

Queens Club, London
Grass (except the semifinal was played both on grass and indoors on wood)

1R: d. Betty Stove 6-3, 6-2
2R: d. d. Carole Kalogeropoulos 6-0, 6-2
3R: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-4, 6-4
QF: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-3, 6-1
SF: d. Annette Van Zyl DuPlooy 6-4, 7-5
F: d. Kerry Melville Reid 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Richey put on a devastating display in the quarterfinals while defeating Lesley Turner Bowrey in 30 minutes. The final was full of long rallies, with 19 year old Kerry Melville Reid matching Richey for power and cunning during long stretches. Richey, however, had the stamina and retrieving ability to win the final set. Richey broke serve four times in that set only to lose her own serve. Since her back injury, Richey has been poking her serve softly into the court. At 5-4, Richey held serve after a struggle to finish off the match.

Week of June 26, 1967
Wimbledon

All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Joyce Williams 6-0, 7-5
3R: d. Anna Dmitrieva 6-4, 6-4
4R: lost to Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie 9-7, 3-6, 6-4

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno (seeded [1]):
1R: bye
2R: d. Roberta Beltrame / Francesca Gordigiani 6-1, 6-1
3R: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Joyce Williams 6-1, 6-2
QF: d. Francoise Durr / Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 8-6, 6-0
SF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton / Lesley Turner Bowrey [4] 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
F: lost to Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean Moffitt King [3] 9-11, 6-4, 6-2

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey ([unseeded]):
1R: bye
2R: Graydon Garner / Maryna Godwin advanced by walkover

Richey was tentative "and unsure of herself" versus Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie on court 3. "Her length was poor, and because of her style of play, she had nothing on which to fall back on." Eisel Curtis Beattie beat Richey at her own game - baseline duels. She smiled after the match and said, "Isn't that something? It's the first time I've beaten her." This defeat snapped Richey's 20-match winning streak.

Week of July 12, 1967
Western Tennis Championships

Woodstock Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Clay
Richey was seeded [1 domestic]

1R: d. Diane Matzner 6-1, 6-2
2R: d. Marilyn Aschner 6-4, 7-5
QF: d. Becky Vest 6-0, 6-2
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 7-5, 6-3
F: d. Kerry Melville Reid [1 foreign] 6-4, 6-0

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner:
1R: d. Green / Sisson 6-2, 6-2
QF: d. Pam Teeguarden / Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-3, 6-3
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan / Tory Fretz 7-5, 6-4
F: d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid [1] 6-4, 6-1

Week of July 19, 1967
U.S. Clay Court Championships

Town Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Richey was seeded [2 domestic]

1R: bye
2R: d. Tammy O'Shaughnessy 6-1, 6-1
3R: d. Diane Matzner 6-1, 6-3
QF: d. Peaches Bartkowicz [5 domestic] 6-0, 6-1
SF: d. Kerry Melville Reid [1 foreign] 6-1, 7-5
F: d. Rosemary Casals [3 domestic] 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles with Carole Caldwell Graebner (seeded [3]):
QF: lost to Peaches Bartkowicz / Peachy Kellmeyer 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Richey won this title for the fifth consecutive year and extended her winning streak at this event to 25 consecutive singles matches.

Week of August 7, 1967
Wightman Cup

Harold T. Clark Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Hard
United States d. United Kingdom 6-1
Richey played #2 for the U.S.

d. Ann Haydon Jones (#1 for the UK) 6-2, 6-2
d. Virginia Wade (#2 for the UK) 3-6, 8-6, 6-2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfD7Wiiab3k

In her first match, which took 55 minutes, "Miss Richey won applause from the crowd of 5,285 as she demolished the 28-year old British star with a service that took three games at love and a hard-hitting ground game that kept Mrs. Jones from doing anything at the net. Miss Richey, 24, broke the British veteran's service in the first game of the first set and again in the seventh game. Mrs. Jones saved her service in a 24-point struggle in the fifth game, but then lost seven straight games. Miss Richey lost her own service only once, in the sixth game of the second set when she double faulted twice...." In the first match of the last day of the competition, Richey clinched the cup in a nail-biter. She was "completely overpowered by Miss Wade's service in the first set," with Wade hitting five aces. Richey twisted her back while leading 2-1 in the second set. Virginia Wade broke Richey's serve to lead 5-4 in the second set but lost her touch while serving for the match in the next game. Richey won the set on her fourth set point and took the third set in just 22 minutes as Wade held service only once.

Week of August 28, 1967
U.S. Championships

West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: bye
2R: Chris Beck advanced by walkover versus Richey

Richey withdrew because of her bad back. She also did not play the USLTA National Doubles Championship.

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Summary of Richey's Year

The following results relate to the 1968 "ranking year" as defined by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA).

Singles: 55-3 (94.8%) win-loss record, including 27-0 on clay, 10-2 on grass, 5-0 hard, 4-0 indoors, and 9-1 unknown surface. Bud Collins, Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph, and Rino Tommassi ranked her third in the world at year end. A poll of 15 international tennis correspondents sponsored by World Tennis magazine ranked her second. The USLTA ranked her first in the U.S. (Billie Jean Moffitt King was ineligible for a USLTA ranking.) Won 11 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 12 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 11 of the 13 tournaments she played. Did not tour Australia. At the French Open, she won her second Grand Slam singles title. Otherwise, she skipped the European clay court season but won four clay court tournaments in the U.S. Semifinalist at Wimbledon. For the fourth consecutive year, she skipped the grass court tournaments in the eastern United States. Also skipped the US Open because of a financial disagreement with tournament organizers. By the end of the year, her clay court winning streak had grown to 49 consecutive matches. Played both Wightman Cup and Federation Cup. Finished the year on a 10-match winning streak after winning 30 consecutive matches earlier in the year and having a 16-match winning streak that started in the 1967 ranking year. Her 1968 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

4-2 Judy Tegart Dalton
3-0 Winnie Shaw Wooldridge
2-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
2-0 Christina Sandberg
2-0 Becky Vest
2-0 Ann Haydon Jones
2-0 Billie Jean Moffitt King
2-0 Linda Tuero
2-0 Laura Rossouw
2-0 Valerie Ziegenfuss
2-0 Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan
2-0 Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin
1-0 Julie Heldman
1-0 Christine Truman Janes
1-0 Karen Krantzcke
1-0 Kristie Pigeon
1-0 Tory Fretz
1-0 Peaches Bartkowicz
1-0 Maria Bueno
1-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff

0-0 Margaret Smith Court
0-1 Virginia Wade

Women's doubles: Won three titles with Valerie Ziegenfuss, one of which was at the U.S. Clay Court Championships. Won one title with Lesley Turner Bowrey. Semifinalist at the French Open and lost in the third round at Wimbledon, both with Maria Bueno.

Mixed doubles: Quarterfinalist at the French Open with brother Cliff Richey.

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Week of September 25, 1967
Midland Invitational

Midland, Texas
Surface unverified (probably hard)

F: d. Patsy Rippy 8-6, 6-3

Week of March 4, 1968
Barranquilla International Tennis Championships

Ciudad de Barranquilla, Columbia
Surface unverified (probably clay)

1R: bye
2R: d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 6-3, 6-2
QF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
SF: d. Ann Haydon Jones 7-5, 6-1
F: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-2, 6-0

Women's doubles with Julie Heldman:
QF: d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer / Christina Sandberg 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
SF: lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-0, 6-4

Richey upset the defending champion, Ann Haydon Jones, in the semifinals.

Week of March 11, 1968
Altamira International Tennis Tournament

Caracas, Venezuela
Suface unverified (probably hard)
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: bye
2R: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 8-6, 6-4
QF: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Judy Tegart Dalton ended Richey's 16-match winning streak.

Women's doubles with Valerie Ziegenfuss:
QF: d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer / Christina Sandberg 7-5, 6-1
SF: lost to Lesley Turner Bowrey / Judy Tegart Dalton 8-6, 7-5

Week of March 18, 1968
Curacao International Tennis Championships

Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Surface unknown

1R: bye
QF: d. Faye Urban 6-1, 7-5
SF: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 8-6, 6-3
F: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

Women's doubles with Valerie Ziegenfuss:
1R: bye
SF: d. Truman / Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-2, 6-3
F: d. Helga Neissen Masthoff / Faye Urban 6-2, 7-9, 6-3

Week of March 25, 1968
Madison Square Garden Challenge Trophy

New York City
Indoors
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 6-1, 6-3
QF: d. Julie Heldman 7-5, 6-0
SF: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 4-6, 7-5, 6-0
F: d. Judy Tegart Dalton [4] 7-5, 7-5

10,221 watched Richey play Billie Jean Moffitt King in the semifinals. Moffitt King dominated the match until she was up 6-4, 5-1. While down match point at 5-3, Richey "lunged desparately to balloon back a return. It was a standard overhead and Billie Jean knocked it a yard out. Suddenly it was all gone - all the drive, all the determination, all the confidence." Richey won the last 12 games. Richard Evans said the match "will go down as one of the most memorable and significant in tennis history." Immediately after the match, Moffitt King said, "I've never blown one like that before - I just ran out of gas." Moffitt King said later in 1968 when the National Tennis League came to Madison Square Garden, "I still wake up from nightmares thinking about that match. It was my all time worst match." This was the first time Richey and Moffitt King had played each other in singles since the 1964 U.S. Championships. Richey increased her head-to-head advantage to 5-1.

This was the first tennis event ever held in the new Madison Square Garden.

Week of April 1, 1968
Caribe Hilton International Tennis Tournament

Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hard
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Nell Truman 6-1, 6-4
2R: d. Christina Sandberg 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Helga Niessen Masthoff 6-2, 7-5
SF: d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-1, 6-1
F: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Valerie Ziegenfuss:
1R: d. Green / Reese 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Helga Niessen Masthoff / Faye Urban 3-6, 8-6, 6-0
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan / Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin 6-2, 6-3
F: d. Peaches Bartkowicz / Linda Tuero 6-4, 6-4

Richey retired the bowl.

Week of April 8, 1968
St. Petersburg Masters Invitational

St. Petersburg Tennis Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Clay

1R: bye
2R: d. Beth Bird 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 6-1, 6-2
SF: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
F: d. Lesley Turner Bowrey 7-5, 6-0

Women's doubles with Lesley Turner Bowrey:
SF: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Truman 7-5, 6-1
F: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan / Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer 7-5, 7-5

Week of April 15, 1968
River Oaks Invitational

River Oaks Country Club, Houston, Texas
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

QF: d. Becky Vest 6-2, 6-1
SF: d. Linda Tuero [4] 6-3, 6-4
F: d. Peaches Bartkowicz [2] 6-1, 6-1

Women's doubles with Patty (?) Lowden:
SF: lost to Peaches Bartkowicz / Linda Tuero 6-2, 9-7

Richey needed only 35 minutes to win the final. This was her seventh consecutive week of tournament play, winning 6 of 7 tournaments. Women were included in this tournament for the first time in 10 years.

Week of May 20, 1968
Federation Cup

Roland Garros, Paris
Clay

1R: bye
2R: d. Anne-Marie Studer, Switzerland 6-1, 6-1
QF: d. Monique Salfati, France 6-1, 6-4
SF: d. Lidy Venneboer, Netherlands 6-2, 6-3

Women's doubles:
QF: Richey / Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie d. Rosa Maria Reyes Darmon / Janine Lieffrig 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
SF: Astrid Suurbeck / Lidy Venneboer d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin / Richey 3-6, 8-6, 6-0

The U.S. did not have a strong singles player to back up Richey. In the semifinals, the Dutch won the deciding doubles match.

Week of May 27, 1968
French Open

Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Maria-Christina Borba-Dias 6-0, 6-2
2R: d. Christina Sandberg 6-2, 6-1
3R: d. Karen Krantzcke 6-2, 5-7, 8-6
4R: d. Galina Baksheeva [12] 10-8, 4-6, 6-1
QF: d. Elena Subirats [13] 6-1, 6-0
SF: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
F: d. Ann Haydon Jones [2] 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno (seeded [3]):
1R: d. Marion (?) Christiani / Anne-Marie Rouchon 6-4, 6-2
2R: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley / Laura Rossouw 7-5, 6-1
QF: d. Galina Baksheeva / Anna Dmitrieva [6] 6-2, 10-12, 6-3
SF: lost to Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones [2] 6-2, 7-5

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey (seeded [5]):
1R: advanced by walkover versus Bob Carmichael / Lena (?) Sandulf
2R: d. Haillet / Josette Billaz 6-2, 6-3
3R: d. Phil Dent / Kerry Harris 6-2, 7-5
QF: lost to Bob Hewitt / Rosemary Casals [4] 6-4, 4-1 retired

Richey became the first winner of a women's open event where professionals participated. Although Richey refused prize money because of her amateur status, she did accept a voucher worth 200 pounds.

Billie Jean Moffitt King abandoned her normal style of net rushing in the semifinals and tried to drop shot and lob Richey. "Mrs. King played brilliant tennis in the first set and threatened to flatten Miss Richey with top spin and finely judged drops. Richey ... kept plugging away and made fewer and fewer errors as the match unfolded. In the second set, Mrs. King's drops ... began to fail. Nancy's forehand pinned her rival to the baseline, and Billie Jean looked tired in the final set. Two tremendous forehands from Nancy gave her a service break for a 4-3 lead - and that virtually ended it." The match was played on a side court before 400 spectators. Richey increased her head-to-head advantage to 6-1.

"Watched by a crowd of 6,000, Mrs. Jones started in determined mood. She looked a good bet to win the title for the third time in eight years. Nancy made too many backhand errors in the first set - 17 compared with Mrs. Jones' eight." Haydon Jones led 5-1 before Richey won 11 of 13 points to tie at 5-5. Although Haydon Jones won the set and built a 4-2 lead in the second set, Richey won 16 of the next 17 points to win the set 6-4. Richey "kept pounding as inexorably as ever. Ann just dies away and when match point down double faulted with an air of complete exhaustion."

Week of June 10, 1968
Wightman Cup

All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
United Kingdom d. United States 4-3
Richey played #1 for the U.S.

d. Christine Truman Janes (#2 for the U.K.) 6-1, 8-6
lost to Virginia Wade (#1 for the U.K.) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Winnie Shaw Wooldridge / Virginia Wade d. Mary Ann Eisel Curtis Beattie / Richey 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Richey won the first set against Christine Truman Janes in only 15 minutes, and in one stretch of that set, won 15 consecutive points. But Truman Janes took a 4-2 lead in the second set before Richey tied her at 4-4. Truman Janes broke serve twice the remainder of the set, but Richey broke three times, which was enough to take the match.

Richey's doubles defeat enabled the U.K. to take a 2-1 lead after the first day's play.

Virginia Wade defeated Richey for the first time in four career matches. Richey broke serve in the opening game of the third set, but Wade broke back immediately. Wade then broke serve in the eighth game to lead 5-3 and held to win the match. Wade said afterwords, "Twice before I have served for the match against Nancy and each time she has beaten me. This time I grit my teeth and told myself I was not going to let her do it again." Wade's win tied the competition at 3-3 and snapped Richey's 30-match winning streak.

Week of June 17, 1968
London Grass Courts Championships

Queen's Club, London
Grass

1R: bye
2R: d. Laura Rossouw 6-0, 6-2
3R: d. Galina Baksheeva 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
QF: d. Valerie Ziegenfuss 6-4, 6-1
SF: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-4, 6-4
F: canceled due to rain. Named co-champion with Ann Haydon Jones.

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno:
1R: d. Helen Gourlay Cawley / Laura Rossouw 6-3, 6-4
2R: d. Doris Hart / Betty Rosenquest Pratt 6-2, 8-6
QF: lost to Peaches Bartkowicz / Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Week of June 24, 1968
Wimbledon

All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [3]

1R: d. Maryna Proctor 6-1, 6-3
2R: d. Helen Amos 6-1, 6-3
3R: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-1, 6-2
4R: d. Kristie Pigeon 7-5, 7-5
QF: d. Maria Bueno [6] 6-4, 6-2
SF: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton [7] 6-3, 6-1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FBX4PJKuog

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno (seeded [2]):
1R: bye
2R: d. Olga Morozova / Galina Baksheeva 6-4, 6-2
3R: Helga Niessen Masthoff / Heide Schildknecht Orth advanced by walkover

Mixed doubles with Tom Okker:
1R: bye
2R: d. Ismael El Shafei / Eva Lundqvist 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
3R: d. R. Carmichael / Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-3
4R: lost to Alex Metreveli / Olga Morozova 3-6, 6-3, 8-6

In the quarterfinals against three-time singles champion Maria Bueno, Richey won the last six games of the match. Judy Tegart Dalton, "playing the best tennis of her career, served fast and deep and volleyed precisely to the corners in gaining an unexpectedly easy win over Miss Richey" on July 4. Tegart Dalton said afterwords, "I thought I had a chance against Nancy so I went out and had a go."

Week of July 8, 1968
Western Championships

Woodstock Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Andrea Sanders 6-0, 6-0
2R: d. Tammy O'Shaughnessy 6-0, 6-1
QF: d. Becky Vest 6-0, 6-2
SF: d. Peggy Michel 6-1, 6-0
F: d. Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan 6-3, 6-2

Richey won the first four games and the last six games of the final. She dropped a mere 9 games in 10 sets to win her fourth consecutive singles title at this event and fifth overall. She has never lost a set at this event in 24 matches (48 sets).

Week of July 15, 1968
U.S. Clay Court Championships

Town Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
2R: d. Laura Rossouw 6-0, 6-2
3R: d. Tammy O'Shaughnessy 6-4, 6-2
QF: d. Tory Fretz [7] 6-2, 6-1
SF: d. Kathy Harter Marcus Shubin [4] 7-5, 6-2
F: d. Linda Tuero [8] 6-3, 6-3

Women's doubles with Valerie Ziegenfuss (seeded [3]):
?R: d. Marty McLean / Lulu Gongora 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Maryna Godwin / Laura Rossouw [1] 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
F: d. Peaches Bartkowicz / Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan [2] 6-0, 6-2

Richey won her record-setting sixth straight singles title and her 30th consecutive match at this event. She is 60-1 in sets during this period. There were 11 service breaks in the final, but 7 of them were by Richey. Linda Tuero, 17 years old, had won the national clay court junior title the previous week in Louisville. She said, "You've got to face up to the fact that she (Richey) is going to run you. She's without a doubt one of the best in the world."

Week of August 12, 1968
U.S. Amateur Championships

Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Grass

Richey skipped this event in both singles and doubles. She rejected the USLTA's offer of $600 in appearance money. She wanted $1,200.

Week of August 26, 1968
US Open

West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass

Richey did not enter. She said on August 21 that she "just couldn't come to a financial agreement with the promoters" of the tournament.

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Summary of Richey's Year

Singles: 44-9 (83.0%) win-loss record, including 12-3 on clay, 9-2 on grass, 14-3 hard, 0-0 indoors, and 9-1 unknown surface. Bud Collins, Lance Tingay of London's Daily Telegraph, Joseph McCauley of World Tennis magazine, and Rino Tommassi ranked her fourth in the world at year end. The United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) ranked her first in the U.S. (Billie Jean Moffitt King was ineligible for a USLTA ranking.) Won 4 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached at least the semifinals in 12 of the 13 tournaments she played. Reached the final in 7 of the 13 tournaments she played. Did not tour Australia. Runner-up at the US Open, semifinalist at the French Open, quarterfinalist at Wimbledon. Otherwise, she skipped the European clay court season. Did not win a clay court tournament. For the fifth consecutive year, she skipped the grass court tournaments in the eastern United States except for the US Open. Margaret Smith Court won three of the year's Grand Slam tournaments, defeating Richey in the semifinals of the French International Championships and the final of the US Open. Played both Federation Cup and Wightman Cup. Her 50-match clay court winning streak ended in October 1968. Had a 13-match winning streak that began at the end of the 1968 ranking year. Her 1969 win-loss record against certain players is as follows:

3-0 Winnie Shaw Wooldridge
2-0 Rosemary Casals
2-0 Francoise Durr
2-0 Kerry Harris
2-0 Karen Krantzcke

2-2 Billie Jean Moffitt King
1-0 Carol Hanks Aucamp
1-0 Linda Tuero
1-0 Peaches Bartkowicz
1-0 Julie Heldman
1-0 Patti Hogan Fordyce
1-0 Betty Stove
1-0 Kerry Melville Reid

1-1 Ann Haydon Jones
1-1 Virginia Wade
1-1 Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera
0-0 Lesley Turner Bowrey
0-0 Christine Truman Janes
0-0 Maria Bueno
0-0 Helga Niessen Masthoff
0-1 Judy Tegart Dalton
0-1 Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan
0-2 Margaret Smith Court


Women's doubles: Runner-up at the French Open with Margaret Smith Court. Lost in the second round at Wimbledon with Winnie Shaw Wooldridge. Did not play the US Open. Won one tournament with Maria Bueno and one with Julie Heldman. Was undefeated in four Federation Cup matches with Peaches Bartkowicz, including a final round win over Smith Court and Judy Tegart Dalton.

Mixed doubles: Quarterfinalist at the French Open with brother Cliff Richey.

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Week of October 7, 1968
Midland Invitational

Permian Basin Racquet Club, Midland, Texas

1R: d. Nancy Gelner 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Virginia Brown 6-1, 6-0
F: d. Diane Matzner 6-0, 6-1

Week of October 28, 1968
Westwood Ladies Invitational

The Westwood Racquet Club, Richmond, Virginia
Indoor clay
Richey was seeded [1]

1R/QF: d. Nancy Reed 6-1, 6-1
SF: lost to Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan [4] 6-3, 9-7

Women's doubles with Maria Bueno (seeded [1]):
1R: bye
SF: d. Joyce Davenport / Nancy Reed 6-0, 6-1
F: d. Marilyn Aschner / Peaches Bartkowitz 6-1, 6-2

Stephanie DeFina Johnson Hagan ended Richey's 50-match clay court winning streak and 13-match all-surface winning streak. Though Richey and Maria Bueno were beaten in the semifinals, they agreed to play an exhibition, as some spectators had driven more than 300 miles just to see them.

Week of November 4, 1968
South American Open

Buenos Aires, Argentina

1R: bye
2R: d. Ana Mareia Cavadini 6-3, 8-6
QF: d. Beatriz Araujo 6-2, 6-1
SF: d. Rosemary Casals [2] 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
F: Ann Haydon Jones [1] advanced by walkover

Women's doubles with Norma Baylon Puiggros:
SF: lost to Julie Heldman / Mabel Vrancovich 6-0, 3-6, 6-2

Richey defaulted the final because of a back injury. Beatriz Araujo was just 13 years old.

Week of February 24, 1969
Curacao International

Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

1R: bye
QF: d. Astrid Suurbeck 6-2, 6-3
SF: lost to Judy Tegart Dalton 6-3, 6-2

Women's doubles with Julie Heldman:
F: d. Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton 6-4, 6-2

Week of March 17, 1969
Thunderbird Invitational

Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona
Hard
Richey was seeded [1]

1R: bye
QF: d. Denise Carter 6-4, 6-3
SF: d. Cecilia Martinez [4] 6-3, 6-3
F: d. Patti Hogan Fordyce [3] 6-2, 6-0

Women's doubles with Emilie Burrer (lost at some point before the final):
?R: d. Marjorie Gengler / Patricia Cody 6-2, 6-1

"Despite some good volleying at times, Patti couldn't hold early leads and missed too many shots. In the second set Miss Richey placed her shots with remarkable accuracy. Nineteen-year-old Patti simply let her temper get the best of her at times.... Nancy, who hasn't competed in several months, said she is able to stay sharp by practicing at home...."

Week of April 7, 1969
South African Open

Johannesburg
Hard
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: bye
2R: d. E. Dry 6-1, 6-0
3R: d. Francoise Durr 7-5, 8-6
QF: d. Kerry Harris 6-1, 6-1
SF: d. Virginia Wade 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
F: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-3, 6-4

Women's doubles with Virginia Wade (seeded [2]):
F: lost to Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

In the semifinals, there were "temperment displays by both players, with the American taking advantage of Miss Wade's anger. Both were upset at some of the line calls and at the fact that a linesman was missing in the second set." At 3-3, Richey refused to continue until he took up his position. "Two points later, Miss Wade missed a volley and hurled her racquet into the net." After losing the seventh game, "her game fell to pieces as Miss Richey aimed for the lines."

The final was a "match of absorbing styles." Sixteen of the nineteen games went to deuce. Billie Jean Moffitt King started the match by playing a strong net game. But after some brilliant passing shots, Richey broke service to lead 3-2. King then moved back to the baseline for two games to take a 4-3 lead. She won the last two games of the first set by attacking the net. King sought the net more in the second set, finally getting the vital break with angled overheads. She hit a smash again on match point. This match brought their career head-to-head record to 6-2 in favor of Richey. The New York Times said Richey was recovering from influenza.

Week of April 28, 1969
Atlanta Invitational

Atlanta, Georgia

SF: d. Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-4, 6-3
F: d. Linda Tuero 7-5, 6-2

Week of May 19, 1969
Federation Cup

Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
Clay
Played #2 for the United States
United States d. Australia in final 2-1

1R: bye
2R: d. Biljana Kostic, Yugoslavia 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Maria-Teresa Riedl, Italy 6-0, 6-0
SF: d. Betty Stove, Netherlands 7-5, 6-2
F: d. Kerry Melville Reid, Australia 6-4, 6-3

Women's doubles with Peaches Bartkowicz:
1R: bye
2R: d. Lena Dvornic / Irena Skulj, Yugoslavia 6-1, 6-0
QF: d. Lucia Bassi / Lea Pericoli, Italy 4-6, 8-6, 6-0
SF: d. Ada Bakker / Betty Stove, Netherlands 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
F: d. Margaret Smith Court / Judy Tegart Dalton, Australia 6-4, 6-4

Richey's first singles match lasted only 20 minutes.

Julie Heldman played #1 for the United States. In the final tie, Richey used her "powerful and decisive forehand" to defeat Kerry Melville Reid. Heldman, while losing 6-1, 8-6, ran Margaret Smith Court to the point where the Aussie was cramping. In the deciding doubles rubber, "Peaches and Nancy, to the great surprise of themselves, their captain, and the spectators, defeated Mrs. Court and Judy Tegart ... to win the Cup." A tired Smith Court missed repeatedly on overheads and volleys.

Week of May 26, 1969
French Open

Roland Garros, Paris
Clay
Richey was seeded [4]

1R: d. Karen Krantzcke 11-9, 6-0
2R: d. Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera 6-4, 6-4
3R: d. Eva Lundqvist 6-3, 6-0
QF: d. Julie Heldman [5] 6-3, 9-7
SF: lost to Margaret Smith Court [1] 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Women's doubles with Margaret Smith Court (seeded [1]):
1R: bye
2R: d. Maylis Burel / Claudine Rouire 6-0, 6-0
3R: d. Graciela Moran / Starr 6-2, 6-0
QF: d. Laura Rossouw / Pat Walkden Pretorius [8] 6-3, 6-0
SF: d. Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville Reid [4] 14-12, 6-3
F: lost to Francoise Durr / Ann Haydon Jones [3] 6-0, 4-6, 7-5

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey (seeded [8]):
1R: d. Philippe Fremiot / Cazaus 6-2, 6-3
2R: d. Pierre Darmon / Rosa Maria Reyes Darmon 7-5, 6-3
3R: d. Alex Olmedo / Julie Heldman 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
QF: lost to John Newcombe / Billie Jean Moffitt King [1] 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

World Tennis: Richey "refused to be outgunned by Julie Heldman's slow, quick, slow, quick tactics" in the quarterfinals. Heldman went out the night before her match with Richey, not returning to her hotel until 3 or 4 am. She said "her man" Larry always came first.

Richey gave Margaret Smith Court a real scare in the semifinals, "feasting" on the Australian's forehand errors to level the match at a set apiece. "The Australian seemed to have relinquished all hope of victory when she trailed 2-5 (in the third set). But strangely, it was Nancy who cracked. She doubled faulted to lose service for 4-5 and dropped serve again as Margaret pressured her with blazing volleys."

Tupper at the New York Times: Richey, wearing her familiar floppy hat and white shorts, "succumbed [in the semifinals] to such a run of superb shotmaking that it defied the possible." Smith Court won "this entrancing match" on a backhand stop volley that just went over. Behind 2-5 in the third set, she stormed the net as Richey "found balls whizzing by her." A double fault and fall that shook her found Richey at 5-5. At match point, in a last gasp, "Miss Richey slugged the ball down the line as Mrs. Court roared out of nowhere to reach it as the cheers tumbled down."

Week of June 23, 1969
Wimbledon

All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
Grass
Richey was seeded [5]

1R: d. Birgitta Lindstrom 6-1, 6-1
2R: d. Wendy Tomlinson 6-3, 6-4
3R: d. Peaches Bartkowicz 6-4, 8-6
4R: d. Karen Krantzcke 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
QF: lost to Ann Haydon Jones [4] 6-2, 7-5

Women's doubles with Winnie Shaw Wooldridge (unseeded):
1R: d. Christina Sandberg / M. Strandberg 6-2, 6-0
2R: Rosa Maria Reyes Darmon / Lea Pericoli advanced by walkover

Mixed doubles with Cliff Richey (unseeded):
1R: Gerald Battrick / Winnie Shaw Wooldridge advanced by walkover

World Tennis: "When the umpire called game, set, and match to Miss Richey, only a handful of the 1,500 specatators applauded" after the conclusion of her fourth round match on Court 8. "At 5-all in the third set, Nancy served a double-fault, but she thought otherwise and questioned the decision for many moments. Karen [Krantzcke] remarked, 'Let's continue.' A tense Nancy retorted, 'Shut up.' This was so out of character for the little Texan, who has always maintained perfect poise and equally perfect manners on the court...." In the quarterfinals, Ann Haydon Jones was on from the first game, "whereas Nancy was apprehensive and her accuracy and length of drive seemed to have deserted her." At 5-1, Richey saved 2 matches, one with "an audacious volley." She pulled up to 5-5 before Haydon Jones held on to win.

Another published report about the Richey - Krantzcke match put the dialogue as follows:
Krantzcke: "Aren't you going to continue?"
Richey: "Shut up. You can take as long as you like over service."
Krantzcke (after waiting a while longer): "How long are you allowed to wait?"
Richey: "Shut up. Big as you are, shut up." (Krantzcke was 8 inches taller than Richey.)

The tournament referee investigated the incident. Richey then scratched from the women's doubles, citing a lingering leg injury.

Week of July 21, 1969
U.S. Clay Court Championships

Woodstock Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Richey was seeded [1 domestic]

1R: d. Marie Cardenas 6-0, 6-1
2R: d. Marie Ayala 6-0, 6-0
QF: d. Kerry Harris 2-6, 6-0, 6-2
SF: lost to Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera [2 foreign] 6-3, 6-4

Richey lost for the first time at this event since 1962 after winning 33 consecutive matches and 66 of 68 sets. She had been trying to win her seventh consecutive singles title here.

Week of August 4, 1969
Wightman Cup
Harold T. Clark Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Hard ("asphalt composition")
United States d. United Kingdom 5-2
Richey played #1 for the U.S.

d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge (played #2 for the U.K.) 8-6, 6-2
lost to Virginia Wade (played #1 for the U.K.) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

Richey saved 7 set points in the opening set versus Winnie Shaw Wooldridge. "Miss Wade, in the first and third sets, was at the top of her big game, smashing ace serves and forcing Miss Richey into errors with hard volleys...." Richey had right arm trouble during the match with Virginia Wade and opted out of the doubles at the last minute.

Week of August 25, 1969
US Open

West Side Tennis Club, New York City
Grass
Richey was seeded [6]

1R: d. Patty Ann Reese 6-2, 6-1
2R: d. Joyce Williams 6-3, 6-1
3R: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
QF: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King [3] 6-4, 8-6
SF: d. Rosemary Casals [7] 7-5, 6-3
F: lost to Margaret Smith Court [2] 6-2, 6-2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqGg_5mYP6c

Richey did not play women's doubles or mixed doubles.

The quarterfinal between Billie Jean Moffitt King and Richey was played on the grandstand court. "Nancy started magnificently, hitting crisp drives to the corner. The length on her service had the former champion groping and scrambling from the first point." After winning the first set, Richey went to the net more often to erase a 2-5 deficit. King failed to convert on a set point. Moffitt King was "obviously below form and lacking in confidence." The New York Times reporter wrote that "neither girl cracked a smile the entire match." The win extended Richey's head-to-head lead over Moffitt King to 7-2.

Richey's semifinal match also was played on the grandstand court after a two-day delay because of rain. "The poker-faced Texan, whose concentration is phenomenal, forged ahead with firm, deep drives."

In the final, Richey's tactic was to "take the net at the first opportunity." But Margaret Smith Court's power "forced the little Texan into volleying errors." In the second set, Richey at 1-3 made "a magnificent last stand. She pinned her opponent to the baseline and grunted louder and louder as she punched the ball deep into the corners." In the end, though, it was Smith Court's day.

Week of September 22, 1969
Pacific Southwest Open
Los Angeles, California
Hard
Richey was seeded [2]

1R: d. Sharon Walsh Pete 6-4, 6-3
2R: d. Barbara Weingandt 6-2, 6-4
QF: d. Francoise Durr 6-2, 6-4
SF: lost to Billie Jean Moffitt King [3] 6-3, 6-3

This was the first time Richey had played this event. The loss narrowed Richey's head-to-head lead over Billie Jean Moffitt King to 7-3.

Week of October 6, 1969
Howard Hughes Open

Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Hard
Richey was [unseeded]

1R/QF: d. Winnie Shaw Wooldridge 6-1, 6-3
SF: d. Ann Haydon Jones [2] 2-6, 7-5, 6-0
F: d. Billie Jean Moffitt King 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Richey's win was worth $3,000, compared to the $12,500 that was paid to the men's singles champion. The win widened Richey's head-to-head lead over Billie Jean Moffitt King to 8-3.

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