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Re: 1972 results

Week of February 21-27


February 24-28 Virginia Slims Of Washington , Bethesda, Maryland,US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: Linden Hill Bath and Tennis Club

Prize Money= $18,000 US
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying (February 20-23)

Q1: Esme Emanuel d Carol Wood 6-2 6-2
Q1: Lany Kaligis d Kathy Kuykendall default
Q1: Kristien Kemmer d Carol Herrick 6-2 6-1
Q1: Penny Moor d Pam Austin 7-5 4-6 7-6
Q1: Kathy Blake Thornborough d Shari Barman default
Q1: Nancy Ornstein d Madeleine Pegel 7-5 6-1
Q1: Sue Vinton d Bessie Stockard default
Q1: Barbara Downs d Stephanie De Fina Johnson 5-7 6-3 6-2

Q1: Ceci Martinez d Nancy Reed 6-1 6-0
Q1: Wendy Appleby d Vicki Berner 7-6 6-3
Q1: Edda Buding d Vicky Smouse 6-4 4-6 6-2
Q1: Kerry Harris d Raymonde Jones 6-4 6-2
Q1: Roylee Bailey d Mona Schallau 6-1 6-4
Q1: Tam O Shaughnessy d Jane O'Hara 6-2 7-6
Q1: Maria Nasuelli d Olga Mahoney 6-4 6-1
Q1: Marie Neummanova d Bonnie Logan 5-7 6-3 7-5

Q2: Emanuel d Kaligis 6-1 6-4
Q2: Kemmer d Moor 6-4 6-3
Q2: Ornstein d Thornborough 2-6 6-2 6-3
Q2: Downs d Vinton 6-1 6-2

Q2: Martinez d Appleby 7-5 6-3
Q2: Harris d Buding 2-6 6-1 6-3
Q2: Bailey d O'Shaughnessy 6-3 7-5
Q2: Neummanova d Nasuelli 6-3 4-6 6-2

Preliminary Rounds

P1: Downs d Lesley Hunt 0-6 7-6 6-3
P1: Emanuel d Roylee Bailey 6-0 6-2
P1: Wendy Gilchrist d Neummanova 6-2 6-2
P1: Pam Teeguarden d Kemmer 6-3 6-4
P1: Martinez d Sally Holdsworth 6-4 5-7 6-4
P1: Ornstein d Lita Liem 6-4 4-6 7-5
P1: Harris d Cynthia Sieler 6-2 6-3

P2: Downs d Emanuel 6-4 6-3
P2: Gilchrist d Teeguarden 6-4 3-6 7-5
P2: Ornstein d Martinez 6-2 7-6
P2: Harris d Betty Stove 6-4 2-6 6-4

Main Draw=16

1R: Julie Heldman d Billie Jean King [1] 3-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter d Helen Gourlay [8] 6-0 6-2
1R: Kerry Melville [5] d Nancy Ornstein [Q] 6-3 6-2
1R: Francoise Durr [4] d Wendy Gilchrist [Q] 6-1 3-6 6-2

1R: Rosie Casals [3] d Val Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-4
1R: Barbara Downs [Q] d Judy Tegart Dalton [6] 6-1 6-1
1R: Wendy Overton [7] d Kerry Harris [Q] 6-3 7-6
1R: Chris Evert [2] d Karen Krantzcke 6-3 6-2

QF: Gunter d Heldman 6-1 6-3
QF: Melville [5] d Durr [4] 6-1 6-4
QF: Casals [3] d Downs [Q] 7-6 6-1
QF: Evert [2] d Overton 6-2 6-4

SF: Gunter d Melville [5] 6-4 6-4
SF: Evert [2] d Casals [3] 6-4 6-3

FI: Nancy Gunter d Chris Evert [2] 7-6 (5-1) 6-2

3rd Place: Kerry Melville [5] d Rosemary Casals [3] 6-2 6-4

Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Heldman/Stove d Casals/King [1] default
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Hunt/Teeguarden 6-4 1-6 6-1
1R: Gourlay/Kranztcke d Gilchrist/Ornstein 6-2 6-1
1R: Dalton/Durr [2] d Harris/Melville 6-3 5-7 6-1

SF: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Heldman/Stove 2-6 6-4 6-1
SF: Dalton/Durr [2] d Gourlay/Kranztcke 6-2 5-7 6-1

FI: Wendy Overton/ Val Ziegenfuss d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [2] 7-5 6-2

The tiny venue (capacity 1,750) is sold out for the entire event in anticipation of another King-Evert clash. A bombshell story quickly shakes up the event, as a Washington Post story headlined, "Abortion made Possible Mrs King's Top Year" broke.

The next day ever crafty Julie Heldman quickly spoils the dream final by upsetting King in the opening round. Billie Jean was suffering from a bad knee and an infected toe. Organizers gave Billie jean an extra day's rest, but she wasn't up to running all day, and in Julie's words King gave her the third set "on a silver platter, I don't think she wanted to be out there". Billie Jean walks out of the press conference when the reporter who wrote the abortion story refused to leave. Billie Jean withdraws from the doubles, and also announces she will take a break from the tour, citing the physical and emotional stress of playing to reach the $100,000 prize money record she set in 1971.

Nancy Gunter plows through the upper half of the draw left open by King's loss, reaching the final without the loss of a set. Evert also advanced through all her matches in straights. Nancy practiced with her brother Cliff before the Sunday final. It was nip and tuck in the opening set, which lasts 56 minutes. Evert led 4-2 but the momentum swung back. The key moment came in the tiebreak. Richey took the set with 3 straight points from 2-1. Nancy: "She was either getting tired or getting shaky when I won those 3 points quickly".

Evert wasn't too unhappy, after all this was her first event ever indoors.

Chris: "I don't think anyone would have beaten Nancy today, the way she played."

Here a link to a reprint of the Washington Post article
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...is+evert&hl=en

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February 20-27 Winter International Indoor Championships Moscow, USSR (Indoors)

Draw=20

1R: Yevgenia Biryukova d Rauza Islanova 6-3 6-4
1R: Nathalie Fuchs (Frn) d Yulia Berberian (Bul) 6-4 6-1
1R: Zaiga Yansone d Odile De Roubin (Frn) 6-0 6-2
1R: Marina Chuvyrina d Anna Ivanova 6-2 5-7 7-5

2R: Olga Morozova d Bryukhanchikova 6-2 6-3
2R: Yevgenya Izopaitis d Lyudmila Toporkova 6-2 6-2
2R: Anna Yeremeyeva d Natasha Chmyreva 6-0 6-0
2R: Biryukova d Fuchs 6-2 6-4

2R: Chuvyrina d Zaiga Yansone 6-1 3-6 6-2
2R: Marina Kroshina d Yelena Granaturova 1-6 6-0 6-2
2R: Anna Dmitrieva d Lydia Zinkevich 6-2 6-1
2R: Galina Baksheeva d Gishiyan 6-2 6-1

QF: Morozova d Izopaitis 6-0 6-4
QF: Biryukova d Yeremeyeva 6-1 7-6
QF: Kroshina d Chuvyrina 6-2 7-6
QF: Dmitrieva d Baksheeva 6-4 6-4

SF: Biryukova d Morozova 6-3 7-6
SF: Dmitrieva d Kroshina 6-2 4-6 6-4

FI: Yevgenya Biryukova d Anna Dmitrieva 6-4 6-3

DF: Olga Morozova/Zaiga Yansone d Yevgenia Biryukova/Marina Kroshina 6-3 5-7 6-4
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February 22-28 Kenyan Championships Nairobi, Kenya


QF: Gail Chanfreau d. ????
QF: J Turner (NZ) d J Michaux 6-0 7-5
QF: Jenny Helliar d J Davies 6-0 6-0
QF: Winnie Shaw GB) d. J Earl 6-0 6-0

SF: Chanfreau d Turner 6-2 6-4
SF: Shaw d Helliar 6-0 6-2

FI: Winnie Shaw (GB) d Gail Chanfreau (Fra) 2-6 6-2 6-4

DF: Gail Chanfreau (Fra)/Jenny Helliar d Winnie Shaw (GB)/J Turner (NZ) 6-2 6-3
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ends March 1 Belgian National Indoors Brussels, Belgium (Indoors)

FI: Michele Gurdal d Monique Van Haver 6-4 6-0

DF: Michele Gurdal/Monique Van Haver d De Witte/Van Gheluwe 6-4 6-0
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circa late February? Danish Indoors Champs.

FI: Lotte Sølbeck d. ??

DF: Gitte Grage Ejlerskov/Mari-Ann Bloch-Jørgensen Klougart d. ??

MX: Helle Sparre/Carl-Edward Hedelund d. ??

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