Re: 1973 results
Week of September 3-9
September 3-9 Salonika Tournament, Salonika, Greece (Clay)
FI: Margaret Tesch d. Janine Whyte 6-2 2-6 6-3
ends September 9 Athens International, Athens, Greece (Clay)
Singles (Draw=at least 9)
1R: Lindsay Beaven (GB) d. Alex Rotas 7-5 6-1
QF: Maria Nasuelli (Ita) d. Judith Connor (NZ) 7-5 6-4
QF: Beaven d Kirsten Anden 7-5 6-4
QF: Kora Schediwy Creydt (Ger) d. Margareta Strandberg (Swe) 6-2 6-2
QF: Odile de Roubin (Fra) d. Pat Billing 6-0 6-3
SF: Beaven d. Nasuelli 7-5 6-2
SF: Creydt d. de Roubin 6-3 3-6 6-4
FI: Lindsay Beaven (Ger) d. Kora Creydt (Ger) 6-2 1-6 6-0
September 9-11 World Invitational Tennis Classic Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States (Hard)
Venue: Hilton Head Racquet Club
Prize Money= $135,000 combined, divided equally.
1R: Chris Evert d. Billie Jean King 4-6 7-6 (5-3) 6-1
1R: Margaret Court (Aus) d. Evonne Goolagong (Aus) 6-4 6-3
FI: Margaret Court (Aus) d. Chris Evert 6-4 6-7 (3-5) 6-2
FI: Margaret Court (Aus)/Evonne Goolagong (Aus) d. Chris Evert/Billie Jean King 3-6 6-3 6-4
Mixed Doubles (Draw=4)
FI: Margaret Court (Aus)/John Newcombe (Aus) d. Billie Jean King/Arthur Ashe 6-3 3-6 6-3
Margaret Court wins all 5 of her matches at this special event consisting of 4 men and 4 women. This earns her the top prize of $40,0000. Evert finished 4th ($12,500), with King and Goolagong making ($10,000).
In a thrilling semi Chris Evert saves 2 match points in her win over Billie Jean King. The first was at 3-5 in the 2n set; the other at 4-5 on a King Double fault. An exhausted Billie Jean had nothing left in the tank for the third set.
This was the first made for TV event at Hilton Head. Played over 3 days, the matches were televised on tape delay over several weeks in 1974. This made it unique in format and easy to package for TV. Equal prize money also broke new ground.
Ends September 10 Ankara Championships, Ankara, Turkey (Clay)
QF: Helena Anliot (Swe) d. Anne-Mette Sorensen 6-3 3-6 6-3
QF: Lubka Radkova d. ????
QF: Mari Ann Klougart d. Ann Charlotte Dahlberg 7-5 6-3
QF: Carmen Perea (Sp) d. Elina Fridenzi 0-6 7-5 6-0
SF: Anliot d. Radkova 2-6 6-2 6-1
SF: Perea d. Klougart 1-6 8-6 6-2
FI: Helena Anliot (Swe) d. Carmen Perea (Sp) 6-3 9-7
DF: Marie Ann Klougart/Anne-Mette Sorenson d. Helena Anliot (Swe)/Ann Charlotte Dahlberg 6-4 5-7 6-3
ends September 9 Czechoslovakian Championships Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (Clay)
SF: Marie Neumanova d Renata Tomanova 6-1 6-3
SF: Vlasta Vopickova d Hana Hublerova 6-3 6-4
FI: Marie Neumanova d Vlasta Vopickova 6-4 6-2
DF: Holubova/Libuse Kuzelova d. Jana Pikorova/Vlasta Vopickova 8-6 6-2
A Czech nationals only event?
Last edited by Rollo; Oct 9th, 2016 at 03:30 PM.