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Re: 1979 results

Added Santista Cup circuit results.
Started adding in doubles and prize money
added in some National Rankings (Argentina and Australia)


If anyone has more results, comments, or anything of interest for 1979 let us know.

Thanks to Chaton for working so hard on this.

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Nov 26-Dec 2 Melbourne

With 6 of the top ten present, Hana wins her first big event.
According to my "World of Tennis" annual this event was played at the Kooyong club. Does this mean that the same venue hosted this event and also the Australian Open a couple of weeks later? If so, why didn't some of the top women who played this event not stick around to play the Australian Open?

Rollo, please move my query to a separate thread if you want to restrict this thread to results only.

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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According to my "World of Tennis" annual this event was played at the Kooyong club. Does this mean that the same venue hosted this event and also the Australian Open a couple of weeks later?
Yes indeedy.

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If so, why didn't some of the top women who played this event not stick around to play the Australian Open?
Money. This event offered prize money of $100,000. Sydney followed with $100,000, then the NSW (also in Sydney) had $50,000. When the Australian followed the next week it also featured only $50,000. With the paltry prize money and the big event (The Colgate) the next week the Aussie LTA finally
got the message and poured $200,000 into the women's event in 1980.

1980 was the start of the "comeback" of the Australian open to true slam status.

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Rollo, please move my query to a separate thread if you want to restrict this thread to results only.
Here is fine Samn. Because of your question I'll make sure to address this issue in the notes. Thanks
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Colgate Series Championships ($250,000) Landover, Maryland, 2-7 January 1980

*Note: Though contested in 1980 this event ended the 1979 season.

Round Robin: Red Group
Tracy Austin d. Wendy Turnbull (Aus) 6-1 6-0
Chris Evert d. Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) 6-1 6-4
Austin d. Evert 6-1 6-3
Turnbull d. Fromholtz 4-6 6-1 6-4

Blue Group
Martina Navratilova d. Kerry Reid (Aus) 6-3 6-0
Evonne Goolagong (Aus) d. Regina Marsikova (Cz) 6-1 6-1
Navratilova d. Goolagong 6-3 6-2
Marsikova d. Reid walkover

Play-offs
Evert d. Marsikova 6-3 6-0
Turnbull d. Goolagong walkover

Semi-finals
Austin d. Evert 6-3 6-0
Navratilova d. Turnbull 6-2 6-0

Final
Navratilova d. Austin 6-2 6-1
(Third Place: Evert d. Turnbull 6-1 6-1)

Navratilova cements her first consensus #1 year end ranking with a dominant performance. Austin routs Evert twice. Tracy is still #3 on the computer, but she has proven her elevation above Evert. Kerry Reid qualifies for the series champs and retires expecting her first child. Kerry has been a fixture in womenís tennis since she defeated Billie Jean King as a teenager in the í66 US Championships.
According to ITF Turnbull-Goolagong was "2-1, retired" rather than walkover.
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According to ITF Turnbull-Goolagong was "2-1, retired" rather than walkover.
Thanks Mick-I missed your posts lately-welcome back!

I can confirm that the ITF is incorrect. Evonne never went on court vs Wendy. I can confirm this through newspaper clippings and personal experience. I was there that night and missed out on seeing Goolagong in person

I've updated more results in December (especially doubles results) and made more comments. Also added finals for the Ellesse mini circuit.

Keep the comments, corrections, and scores coming all!

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A comment concerning Adalaide: The seedings are definetly not possible as given by WTA.

Bunge is given as #3 seed, but would meet #2 seed Ruzici in QF in the draw.

Gregory as #6 seed would have met #2 Ruzici in the 2nd round if she wouldn't have lost her first match.
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Thanks Mick-I missed your posts lately-welcome back!

I can confirm that the ITF is incorrect. Evonne never went on court vs Wendy. I can confirm this through newspaper clippings and personal experience. I was there that night and missed out on seeing Goolagong in person

I've updated more results in December (especially doubles results) and made more comments. Also added finals for the Ellesse mini circuit.

Keep the comments, corrections, and scores coming all!
Hi, Rollo. Duly noted. Iím spending time on tennisarchives.com lately. They are posting a wealth of old menís results from 1967-1969. Real El Dorado for me!
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Hi, Rollo. Duly noted. I’m spending time on tennisarchives.com lately. They are posting a wealth of old men’s results from 1967-1969. Real El Dorado for me!
I imagine it does feel like a gold mine! Izzy does a great job with that site. When he's all caught up and we are at a comfortable place I'd like to team up with him and have a go at a searchable women's database as well.

Enjoy your time there and drop in and visit us too

Today I added in several non-tour level events (including the Euro Amateur-won by Olga Morozova), prize money when i know it, and the full draw for the Futures of Boise.

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Added yesterday the full draw of the 35K event of Toronto. Could find the draw in the tournament archives of wtatennis.com There are a couple of more results of the 70's so maybe we should have a closer look on that.
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Added full results for 2 Futures events and added doubles for Seattle and Chicago.
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May 15-20 Gunze World Classic Tokyo, JAP Draw=8

QF Navratilova d J.Evert

SF Navratilova d Ruzici 64 63

F Navratilova d Austin 61 61


Note: Can anyone correct the dates? Ruzici competing in Tokyo and Vienna at the same time is absolutely impossible so there must be something wrong.
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According to my copy of "World of Tennis", you've got the correct dates for the Gunze, but it wasn't Ruzici that Navratilova beat in the semis. World of Tennis has the following scores:

SF: Navratilova d. Kathy May 6-4, 6-3; Austin d Betty Stove 6-2,6-2
F: Navratilova d Austin 6-1, 6-1
Doubles F: Rosie Casals/Navratilova d. Austin/Laura Dupont 6-4,3-6,6-3

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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April 2-8 Bridgestone Doubles Championships, Tokyo, Japan (Indoors)

Prize money= $150,000 US

FI: Francoise Durr/Betty Stove d Sue Barker/Ann Kiyomura 7-5 7-6
In case you want the semi-final scores for this one:

Durr/Stove d. Kerry Reid/Wendy Turnbull 7-6,6-3
Barker/Kiyomura d. Lesley Hunt/Sharon Walsh 6-0,6-2

Third place match: Reid/Turnbull d. Hunt/Walsh 7-5,7-6

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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Thanks Samn-your info was a HUGE help!

Do you have the 1R results for the Gunze event? I added in your info and added the full Bridgstone Draw-plus an interesting story about Caroline Stoll in the Vienna event.

Thanks again.
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In case you want the semi-final scores for this one:

Durr/Stove d. Kerry Reid/Wendy Turnbull 7-6,6-3
Barker/Kiyomura d. Lesley Hunt/Sharon Walsh 6-0,6-2

Third place match: Reid/Turnbull d. Hunt/Walsh 7-5,7-6
Sorry, more previous round scores for this one.

QF:
Durr/Stove d. Sherry Acker/Mary Carillo 6-3,6-1
Reid/Turnbull d. Virginia Wade/Janet Newberry 4-6,7-5,7-5
Hunt/Walsh d. Rosie Casals/Anne Smith 7-6,1-6,6-3
Barker/Kiyomura d. Carrie Meyer/Pam Teeguarden 6-0,6-3

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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Thanks Samn-your info was a HUGE help!

Do you have the 1R results for the Gunze event? I added in your info and added the full Bridgstone Draw-plus an interesting story about Caroline Stoll in the Vienna event.

Thanks again.
No, WoT has only the semi-final and final round scores for the Gunze, I'm afraid. However, Zummi's site does have the score for Martina's quarter-final match.

Navratilova d. Terry Holladay 6-1,6-0

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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