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re: 1977 results

Week of April 11-17

April 16-17 L'EGGS World Series of Women's Tennis, Tucson, Arizona, United States (Hard)
Venue: Tuscon Racquet Club

Singles (Draw=4)

1R: Chris Evert [1] d. Virginia Wade (GB) 6-3 6-4
1R: Martina Navratilova [2] d Sue Barker (GB) 6-4 3-6 6-3

FI: Chris Evert [1] d. Navratilova [2] 6-3 7-6 (5-2*)

Martina's shoulder is still hurting from an injury in Philadelphia in late March, she runs around her backhand as much as possible to protect it. Evert takes home a cool $50,000 the largest prize ever in women's tennis. The final is nationally televised by ABC. Crowds were 5,000 for the semis and 6.100 for the final.

Martina's poor first serve percentage (49% vs 71 vs Barker in the semis) doomed her to defeat despite pulling off remarkable winners at times. The second set is close, and Evert admits she was "lucky" to escape with the second set, as a bad line goes her way to get her into the tiebreak. Martina saved a match point at 3-5 down and led the tiebreak 2-0.

In an interview before the event Virginia Wade weighed in with her view on transexual Renee Richards.

It's wrong for Renee to be on the tour," she said. "But, no, I would not object to playing her." In fact, Wade later faces Richards in the first round of Forest Hills. Wade has hired a new coach, Jerry Teeguarden, who brashly claims he has found a way Virginia can beat Chris Evert. Teeguarden started working with Wade a month ago. Jerry states that "I am dubious about anything happening right away. But by Wimbledon Virginia will have a very good chance of beating her." Teeguarden also worked with Margaret Court in the past, and makes a prediction that in the future "all top players will eventually have coaches".

*Also have score of 5-3 for tiebreak. Double check.

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April 11-17 Lionel Cup of Port Washington Port Washington, New York, United States(Indoors)

Prize Money= $20,000
Prt of the Lionel circuit


Singles (Draw=32)

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d. Peanut Louie 6-1 6-2
1R: Glynis Coles (GB) d. Nerida Gregory (Aus) 6-0 6-4
1R: Mary Carillo d. Kaye Hallam (Aus) 6-3 6-0
1R: Dana Gilbert d. Linda Thomas 2-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Jane Stratton [4] d. Pattti Shoolman 6-4 6-4
1R: Betty Newfield d. Marlie Buehler 4-6 6-0 7-5
1R: Carolyn Lane d. Kathy Dalton 6-1 6-4
1R: Beatrix Klein (Hun) d. Ruta Gerulaitus 7-5 6-4

1R: Donna Rubin d. Judy Connor (NZ) 7-6 6-3
1R: Renee Richards [6] d. Roylee Bailey 6-2 6-2
1R: Pat Bostrom d. Aleida Spex 7-5 6-3
1R: Helle Viragh (Den) d. Lindsey Beaven (GB) [3] 6-2 1-6 6-3
1R: Kym Ruddell (Aus) d. Erin Dignam 6-1 2-6 6-3
1R: Jan Wilton (Aus) d. Ingrid Bentzer (Swd) 3-6 6-4 7-5
1R: Caroline Stoll d. Lea Antopolis 6-4 3-6 6-4
1R: Marcie Louie [2] d Sue Williams 6-0 6-0

2R: King [1] d. Coles 6-4 6-4
2R: Carillo d. Gilbert 6-0 6-4
2R: Stratton [4] d. Newfield 4-6 6-3 6-4
2R: Klein d. Lane 7-6 7-6

2R: Richards [6] d. Rubin 6-1 6-2
2R: Bostrom d. Viragh 6-3 6-4
2R: Ruddell d. Wilton 7-6 1-6 6-2
2R: Stoll d. M Louie [2] 4-6 6-2 7-6

QF: King [1] d. Carillo 6-2 6-4
QF: Stratton [4] d. Klein 7-6 6-1
QF: Richards [6] d. Bostom 6-4 6-3
QF: Stoll d. Ruddell 7-5 6-2

SF: King [1] d. Stratton [4] 6-4 6-1
SF: Stoll d. Richards [6] 6-2 5-7 6-1

FI: Billie Jean King [1] d. Caroline Stoll 6-1 6-1

Doubles (Draw=14)

1R: King/Richards-bye
1R: Shoolman/Spex d Dalton/Newfield 6-3 6-1
1R: Coles/Ruddell d Rubin/Stoll 6-1 6-3
1R: Antopolis/Gilbert d Buehler/Hallam 6-3 6-1

1R: Beaven/Carillo d Gregory/Wilton 4-6 7-6 6-3
1R: Louie/Louie d Dignam/Klein 2-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Baily/Lane d Bentzer/Viragh 6-4 1-6 6-4
1R: Bostrom/Stratton-bye

QF: King/Richards d Shoolamn/Spex 6-0 6-7 6-1
QF: Coles/Ruddell d Antopolis/Gilbert 6-2 6-2
QF: Beaven/Carillo d Louie/Louie 6-1 6-4
QF: Bostrom/Stratton d Bailey/Lane 6-2 6-4

SF: King/Richards d. Coles/Ruddell 6-3 6-4
SF: Bostrom/Stratton d. Beaven/Carillo 6-1 6-3

FI: Billie Jean King/Renee Richards d. Pat Bostrom/Jane Stratton 6-3 6-0

Richards indicates she has been accepted into the European events. Richards,"I hope to win the French Open. Only the women who haven't played or gotten to know me are objecting to me playing on the circuit." A crowd of 1,100 watched King-Richards win their first doubles match. Dave Anderson of the NYT writes about how Renee is being accepted by some of her peers. One unidentified player said, "When you spend some time with her you discover she is really a nice person. But sometimes she can be a prima donna."

Known Seeds:

[1] King [2] Louie [3] Beaven [4] Stratton [6] Richards

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Apr 11-16 Cumberland Challenge Cup, Hampstead, England (Clay)

Singles (Draw=at least 33)


3R: Jackie Fayter d. J Lloyd 6-2 6-2
3R: A Fritz d. J Griffiths 7-5 3-6 7-5
3R: Lesley Charles d. Debbie Jevans 6-3 6-1
3R: Anne Hobbs d. C Harrison 6-2 7-5

3R: Jo Durie d Anthea Cooper 6-3 6-4
3R: Diane Evers (Aus) d M McAnally 6-0 6-4
3R: A. Coe d C Drury 7-6 6-3
3R: Linda Mottram d K Morton (Can) 6-0 6-2

QF: Fayter d. Fritz 6-4 6-4
QF: Charles d. Hobbs 6-2 6-4
QF: Durie d. Evers 6-1 6-1
QF: Mottram d. Coe 6-0 6-2

SF: Fayter d Charles 3-6 6-4 7-5
SF: Mottram d Durie 7-5 6-4

FI: Linda Mottram d. Jackie Fayter 6-2 5-7 6-4

DF: Jo Durie/Anne Hobbs d. Lesley Charles/Jackie Fayter 3-6 7-5 6-3

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April 11-17 City of Murcia Championships, Murica, Spain (Clay)

FI: Susanna Villaverde (Arg) d M. Catilda (Arg) 7-5 6-1

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