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Re: 1973 results

Week of November 19-25

November 20-27 South African Open, Johannesburg, South Africa (Hard)
Venue: Ellis Park

Prize Money=$125,000 combined
Part of the Commercial Union Grand Prix

Singles (Draw=46)

1R: Lynette Vermaak d. Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) default
1R: Marianne Botha d. Jane Muso 6-0 6-0
1R: Marise Kruger d. Karin Boshoff 7-6 6-2
1R: Gwyneth Sammel d. Heather Bucke 6-2 6-3
1R: Mynie Van Zyl d Ria Greeff 6-3 6-3
1R: Sue Mappin d. Terisa Viljoen 6-0 7-5
1R: Elviry Dry d. Dolly Khanye 6-1 6-1
1R: Yvonne Vermaak d. Glenda Tunmer 2-6 6-2 6-3
1R: Helen Liebenberg d. Wilma Smit 6-4 6-1
1R: Mairin Lloyd-Wronsley d. Marie Botha 6-4 1-6 6-3
1R: Salli Hudson-Beck (Rho) d. Priscilla Van Der Walt 6-2 3-6 6-2
1R: Vicky Oosthuizen d. Daphne Pattison (Rho) 3-6 6-2 6-4
1R: Brigitte Cuypers d. Leta Welthagen default
1R: Sannie Gouws d. Eunice Rademeyer 6-3 3-6 6-2

2R: Chris Evert (US) [1] d. L. Vermaak 6-0 6-0
2R: Laura Rossouw [16] d. Pat Bostrom (US) 6-3 7-5
2R: Annette van Zyl DuPlooy [10] d. Botha 6-3 6-1
2R: Ilana Kloss [7] d. Kruger 6-1 6-3
2R: Sammel d. Marita Redondo (US) [6] default
2R: Julie Anthony (US) [12] d. M. Van Zyl 6-3 7-6
2R: Veronica Burton (GB) [13] d. Sue Mappin (GB) 6-1 3-6 7-5
2R: Virginia Wade (GB) [3] d. Dry 6-0 6-0

2R: Pat Pretorius [4] d. V. Vermaak 6-2 4-6 6-4
2R: Michele Gurdal (Bel) [14] d. Liebenberg 6-1 6-0
2R: Sharon Walsh (US) [11] d. Wronsley 6-0 6-4
2R: Kristien Kemmer (US) [5] d. Hudson-Beck 7-6 6-1
2R: Ann Kiyomura (US) [8] d. Oosthuizen 4-6 7-5 6-4
2R: Linky Boshoff [9] d. Lindsay Blachford 6-3 6-0
2R: Brenda Kirk [15] d. Cuypers 6-0 3-6 6-4
2R: Evonne Goolagong [1] d. Gouws 6-0 6-1

3R: Evert [1] d. Rossouw [16] 6-0 6-0
3R: Kloss [7] d. DuPlooy [10] 6-3 6-2
3R: Anthony [12] d. Sammel 6-3 6-1
3R: Wade [3] d. Burton [13] 6-0 7-5

3R: Pretorius [4] d. Gurdal [14] 6-1 6-4
3R: Kemmer [5] d. Walsh [11] 6-1 6-4
3R: Boshoff [9] d. Kiyomura [8] 6-4 6-2
3R: Goolagong [1] d. Kirk [15] 6-4 6-4

QF: Evert [1] d. Kloss [7] 2-6 6-2 6-4
QF: Wade [3] d. Anthony [12] 6-1 6-1
QF: Kemmer [5] d. Pretorius [4] 7-6 6-0
QF: Goolagong [1] d. Boshoff [9] 6-0 7-6 (7-1)

SF: Evert [1] d. Wade [3] 7-6 (7-3) 6-0
SF: Goolagong [1] d. Kemmer [5] 6-2 6-4

FI: Chris Evert (US) [1] d. Evonne Goolagong (Aus) [1] 6-3 6-3

Doubles (Draw=at least 21)

1R: Brigitte Cuypers/Annette du Plooy d. Elviry Dry/Daphne Pattison (Rho) 6-2 6-3
1R: Sally Hudson-Beck (Rho)/Gwen Sammel d. Glenda Tumner/Vicky Oosthuizen 7-5 6-4
1R: Marianne Botha/Mynie van Zyl d. Pat Bostrom (US)/Sharon Walsh (US) 6-4 6-2
1R: Marise Kruger/Wilma Smit d. Dolly Khanye/Jane Muso 6-1 6-0
1R: Veronica Burton (GB)/Michele Gurdal (Bel) d. Heather Bucke/Priscilla van der Walt 6-0 6-0

2R: Linky Boshoff/Ilana Kloss [3] d. Marion Lloyd-Wronsley/Teresa Viljoen 6-1 6-3
2R: Cuypers/du Plooy d. Marianne Botha/van Zyl 5-7 6-4 7-5
2R: Burton/Gurdal d. ????
2R: Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius [2] d. Marie Botha/Ria Greef ????

2R: Kristien Kemmer (US)/Laura Rossouw d. ????
2R: Julie Anthony (US)/Ann Kiyomura (US) d. ????
2R: Lynette Vermaak/Yvonne Vermaak d. ????
2R: Chris Evert (US)/Virginia Wade (GB) [1] d. ????

QF: Boshoff/Kloss [3] d. Cuypers/du Plooy 6-3 6-4
QF: Kirk/Pretorius d. Burton/Gurdal 6-3 6-1
QF: Kemmer/Rossouw d. Anthony/Kiyomura 4-6 7-5 7-6
QF: Evert/Wade [1] d. Vermaak/Vermaak 6-3 6-0

SF: Boshoff/Kloss [3] d. Kirk/Pretorius 3-6 6-2 6-2
SF: Evert/Wade [1] d. Kemmer/Rossouw 7-6 6-2

FI: Ilana Boshoff/Linky Kloss [3] d. Chris Evert (US)/Virginia Wade (GB) [1] 7-6 2-6 6-1

Mixed Doubles (Draw=at least 36)

1R: Brigitte Cuypers/François van der Merwe d. Dolly Khanye/James Letuka 6-1 6-0
1R: Sue Mappin (GB)/Colin Dowdeswell d. Annette du Plooy/Peter Mors 7-5 6-4
1R: Sally Hudson-Beck/John MacLachlan d. Glenda Tumner/Peter Tudhope 6-7 6-4 7-6
1R: Karen Boshoff/Willem Prinsloo d. Leta Welthagen/Anthony Niland 7-6 7-6

2R: Evonne Goolagong (Aus)/Jürgen Fassbender (Ger) d. Wilma Smit/Dennis Breetzke 6-1 7-5
2R: Mynie van Zyl/Richard Buwalda d. ????
2R: Gwen Sammel/Cyril Rudman d. ????
2R: Marion Lloyd-Wronsley/Jannie Rouw d. ????
2R: Sharon Walsh (US)/Hans-Jürgen Pohmann (Ger) d. Elviry Dry/George Rudman 6-3 7-6
2R: Marise Kruger/Dean Joubert d. ????
2R: Ann Kiyomura (US)/Jun Kamiwazumi (Jap) d. Marianne Botha/Craig Webster default
2R: Kristien Kemmer (US)/Bob Maud d. K. Boshoff/Prinsloo 6-2 6-1

2R: Virginia Wade (GB)/Bob Carmichael (Aus) d. Lynette Vermaak/David Segal (US) 6-2 6-0
2R: Mappin/Dowdeswell d. ????
2R: Hudson-Beck/MacLachlan d. ????
2R: Delina Boshoff/John Eagleton d. Teresa Viljoen/Bruce Copley default
2R: Pat Bostrom (US)/Derek Schroder d. ????
2R: Cuypers/van der Merwe d. ????
2R: Vicky Oosthuizen/Michael Styles d. ????
2R: Ilana Kloss/Bernie Mitton d. Priscilla van der Walt/John Muller 6-2 6-1

3R: Goolagong/Fassbender d. van Zyl/Buwalda ????
3R: Lloyd-Wronsley/Rouw d. Sammel/C. Rudman 6-7 6-1 7-6
3R: Walsh/Pohmann d. Kruger/Joubert ????
3R: Kemmer/Maud d. Kiyomura/Kamiwazumi 6-1 6-1

3R: Wade/Carmichael d. Mappin/Dowdeswell default
3R: D. Boshoff/Eagleton d. Hudson-Beck/MacLachlan 6-2 6-3
3R: Bostrom/Schroder d. Cuypers/van der Merwe
3R: Kloss/Mitton d. Oosthuizen/Styles ????

QF: Goolagong/Fassbender d. Lloyd-Wronsley/Rouw 7-5 6-4
QF: Kemmer/Maud d. Walsh/Pohmann 7-5 6-4
QF: Wade/Carmichael d. D. Boshoff/Eagleton 2-6 7-5 6-2
QF: Kloss/Mitton d. Bostrom/Schroder 7-6 6-3

SF: Goolagong/Fassbender d. Kemmer/Maud 6-7 6-1 6-0
SF: Kloss/Mitton d. Wade/Carmichael 6-2 6-2

FI: Evonne Goolagong (Aus)/Jürgen Fassbender (Ger) d. Ilana Kloss/Bernie Mitton 6-3 6-2

Chris Evert has come here chasing the top prize in the Commercial Union Grand Prix. While the women do not have a big finale event as the men do, the #1 spot is worth 9,000 British pounds.

Chris Evert had to earn her title in the early stages. Lefty Kloss took a set from her in the quarters by attacking boldly in a night match under the lights. at 4 all in the 3rd set Chris won 8 of the last 9 points. This win clinched the Commercial Union prize.

From the ‘Rand Daily Mail’, November 23, 1973

[Women’s singles quarter-finals]

By Rory Brown

Eighteen-year-old Chris Evert earned herself a cool R18,000 at Ellis Park last night – and was made to earn every single cent. Before going on to beat another teenager, Ilana Kloss, an 18-year-old Johannesburg schoolgirl, in the quarter-finals of the South African Championships, Miss Evert was, at one stage, within two points of becoming a casualty in one of the year’s greatest upsets. She eventually eked out a 2-6 6-3 6-4 win [...]

But the courageous Miss Kloss was, oh, so close to a magnificent upset. Miss Kloss rocked her illustrious opponent to the soles of her shoes when she whipped through the first set, 6-2, with service breaks in the second and fourth games. At this stage it was a hesitant Miss Evert clinging to survival against an opponent who immediately settled into an immaculate length and who was not afraid to attack.

In the second set games went against service until Miss Evert held her delivery in the eighth game for the break that mattered. She polished off the set at 6-3 and then immediately found herself in trouble by going 2-0 down in the final set. She pulled level when Miss Kloss dropped her service in the fourth game and then, with her confidence increasing all the time, Miss Evert applied the coup de grâce when she broke the plucky Miss Kloss in the tenth game.


In the semis Wade led 4-0 in the opening set of the semis before Evert swept 12 of the last 14 games, while Evonne Goolagong easily bested blonde Kristien Kemmer.

The Gonger is hampered by blistered feet in the final. The Aussie also makes repeated errors on her backhand. In all the match took only 1 hour and 4 minutes. Evert has now improved her improved her head to head vs. Evonne to 6-3. By winning here Evert finished first in the 1973 Grand Prix, with Goolagong second. The bonus is worth $22,000. It's less clear how much Chrissie's new diamond ring is worth. She has announced her engagement to fellow tennis pro Jimmy Connors.

Evert won $6,000 for the title. The male champ earned $7,000.

Attendance: 93,000

For the first time native black South Africans were allowed to compete. Thus despite being quickly dispatched both Jane Maso and Dolly Khanye made history.

Draw Notes:

Evert and Goolagong were co-seeded #1.

Dolan uses Karen Boshoff instead of "Karin".
Is Brummer Botha's first name Marie? And if so why is another Marie Botha in the draw in a different section?
Sannie Gouws= Sandra Gouws from the Chichester/Surbiton draws.
Minnie Van Zyl appears to be an alternate form of Mynnie Van Zyl's name. Which is correct?
Lynette Vermaak may have gone by the nickname of 'Lyn".

The #2 doubles seeds are an educated guess.


November 23-25 Lady Baltimore Tournament Baltimore, Maryland, United States (Indoors on Supreme)
Venue: Baltimore Civic Center

Prize money=$20,000

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d. Tori Fretz 7-5 6-0
1R: Betty Stove (Neth) [4] d. Joy Scheikert 7-5 6-3
1R: Rosie Casals [2] d. Jill Schweikert 6-2 6-3
1R: Francoise Durr (Fra) [3] d. Jeanne Evert 6-3 6-3

SF: King [1] d. Stove [4] 6-4 3-6 6-3
SF: Casals [2] d. Durr [3] 6-2 6-3

FI: Rosie Casals [2] d. Billie Jean King [1] 3-6 7-6 (5-3) 6-4.

Doubles (Draw=4)

FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King d. Francoise Durr (Fra)/Betty Stove (Neth) 3-6 6-4 6-2

Rosie's powerful overheads gain her a rare win over the "Old Lady". She nets $7,500. Chris Evert was originally slated to play here, but had a chance at winning the top prize of the Commercial Union Grand Prix if she went to South Africa instead. Chris was committed to Baltimore until organizer Edy McGoldrick persuaded Billie Jean King Billie to take Evert's place.

This was a non tour event.

Dolan gives dates of November 23-27, but note draw is only 8.


November 18-25 Argentine Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Clay)

Singles (Draw=at least 18)

1R: Patricia Bianchi d. Mabel Vranovich 7-5 6-3
1R: Ines Roget d. Daria Kopsic 4-6 6-4 6-1

2R: Julie Heldman (US) [2] d Beatriz Villaverde 6-1 6-1
2R: Elvira Weisenberger d. Adriana Villagran 6-2 6-3
2R: Marta Galli d. Bianchi 6-1 7-6
2R: Beatriz Araujo d. Susana Villaverde 6-4 6-2
2R: Raquel Giscafre d. Viviana Gonzalez 6-1 6-3
2R: Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo d. Roget 7-6 6-2
2R: Margarita Bunge Zavalia d. Emilse Rapponi 6-1 6-1
2R: Fiorella Bonicelli (Per)[1] d. Graciela Groch 6-0 6-2

QF: Heldman [2] d. Weisneberger 6-1 6-1
QF: Araujo d Galli 6-0 6-3
QF: Giscafre d Pinto Bravo 6-1 6-4
QF: Bonicelli [1] d. Zavalia 6-0 6-1

SF: Heldman [2] d. Araujo 6-2 6-0
SF: Bonicelli [1] d. Giscafre 6-4 7-5

FI: Julie Heldman (US) [2] d. Fiorella Bonicelli (Peru) [1] 6-3 6-1

DF: Fiorella Bonicelli (Per)/Julie Heldman (US) d. BeatrizAraujo/Raquel Giscafre 7-5 6-3

Heldman wins the mixed too for a rare triple.


November 19-25 South Australian Championships, Adelaide, Australia (Grass)

SF: Dianne Fromholtz d. Gail Williams 6-3 6-4
SF: Janet Young d. Judy Tegart Dalton 6-2 5-7 3-5 retired

FI: Janet Young d. Dianne Fromholtz 7-5 6-1

DF: Fallis/Janet Young d. Jenny Dimond/Dianne Fromholtz 7-6 6-3

Judy Tegart Dalton retired while up a match point at 40-30. She retired, explaining that she had an engagement the next day that she could not miss. Young then went on to upset Di Fromholtz in the final.


ends November 25, Queesnland Hardcourts, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia (Clay)

FI: Nerida Gregory d. Marilyn Tesch 10-8 1-6 6-2

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