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Re: 1972 results

Week of March 20-26


March 20-26 Virginia Slims Of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, US (Indoors on Green Clay)
Venue: Westwood Racquet Club

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

Qualifying

Q1: Nancy Allen d Flo Bryan 6-2 6-1
Q1: Lany Kaligis d Wendy Appleby 6-4 7-6
Q1: Vicki Berner d Penny Moor 2-6 6-4 6-2
Q1: Margie Cooper d Sheri Moser 6-1 6-1
Q1: Tam O' Shaughnessy d Roylee Bailey default
Q1: Pam Austin d Vicky Smouse 6-2 6-0
Q1: Patti Ann Reese d Sue Pritula 7-5 6-4
Q1: Janet Newberry d Mary Mclean 6-2 6-2
Q1: Madeleine Pegel d Shari Barman 6-2 6-1
Q1: Marie Neumannova d Tori Novack 6-1 6-2

Main Draw=32

1R: Rosie Casals [1] d Sue Pritula [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Esme Emanuel d Nancy Allen [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Wendy Gilchrist [8] d Jill Cooper 6-3 2-6 6-4
1R: Marcie Louie d Vicki Berner [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Wendy Overton [5] 6-7 6-1 6-2
1R: Marie Neumannova [Q] d Ceci Martinez 6-0 6-4
1R: Lita Liem d Patti Ann Reese [Q] 6-2 6-4
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [4] d Tam O' Shaughnessy [Q] 6-2 6-1

1R: Billie Jean King [3] d Barbara Downs 6-2 6-3
1R: Nell Truman d Cynthia Sieler 6-7 6-2 7-6
1R: Janet Newberry [Q] d Nancy Ornstein 6-4 6-1
1R: Mona Schallau d Judy Tegart Dalton [6] 6-1 7-6
1R: Kerry Harris d Karen Krantzcke [7] 7-5 4-6 6-3
1R: Lany Kaligis d Kristien Kemmer 7-6 2-6 6-3
1R: Margie Cooper [Q] d Pam Austin [Q] 6-0 6-4
1R: Kerry Melville [2] d Madeleine Pegel [Q] 6-3 6-4

2R: Casals [1] d Emanuel 6-1 6-4
2R: Gilchrist d Louie 6-2 6-4
2R: Neumannova [Q] d Molesworth 7-5 5-7 6-3
2R: Gunter d Liem 6-1 6-2

2R: King [3] d Truman 6-2 7-5
2R: Newberry [Q] d Schallau 6-4 7-5
2R: Kaligis d Harris 6-1 6-4
2R: Melville d Cooper [Q] 6-3 6-2

QF: Casals [1] d Gilchrist 6-7 6-2 7-5
QF: Gunter [4] d Neumannova [Q] 7-5 6-1
QF: King [3] d Newberry [Q] 6-1 6-0
QF: Melville [2] d Kaligis 6-0 6-2

SF: Gunter [4] d Casals [1] 1-6 7-5 6-2
SF: King [3] d Melville [2] 6-3 6-0

FI: Billie Jean King [3] d Nancy Gunter [4] 6-3 6-4

3rd place: Kerry Melville [2] d Rosie Casals [1] 6-1 7-5

Doubles

SF: Casals/King [1] d Harris/Melvile 7-5 6-3
SF: Dalton/Krantzcke [2] d Kaligis/Liem 6-1 6-4

FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King [1] d Judy Dalton/Karen Krantzcke [2] 7-5 7-6

Rosie must have breathed a sigh of relief when Gilchrist double faulted to give her the match in a tight third set. Casals is twice within two points of beating Nancy in the semis, but the tenacious Texan pulls through. Nancy's outfit hee consists of a Virginia Slims T-Shirt and white shorts.

In the final Billie Jean avenges her loss to Gunter in Dallas. The defeat snaps a 13 match win streak for Nancy. It also ends King's longest drought since 1970-this is King's first event win out of her last 6. King on no longer being so dominant on the Slims tour: "I think it's better for the Tour-better for the crowds. We've had six different winners in nine weeks and I think people always want to see new names."

Billie Jean also threatens to boycott Wimbledon. "Unless Wimbledon changes and gives more prize money, then I have to consider not playing there. Why should Wimbledon be THE tournament? I owe my alliengence to the Virginai Slims circuit. It has made my life. I believe I should really think about the Circuit first. " (page 116 of WT, June issue)
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March 20-25 Federation Cup, Johannesburg, South Africa (Hard)
Venue: Ellis Park

Draw=31 nations

First Round

Australia [1]-bye

Canada d Israel 3-0

Janice Tindle d Mara Cohen-Mintz 6-1 6-0
Jane O'Hara d Tova Epstein 6-0 6-0
Jane O'Hara/Janice Tindle d Mara Cohen-Mintz/Tova Epstein 6-0 6-2

Norway d Taiwan 2-1

Kirsten Robsahm d Liu-Yu Han 6-2 6-2
Ching-ling Chang(Tai)d Ellen Grindvold 8-6 5-7 6-2
Ellen Grindvold/Kirsten Robsahm d Ching-Ling Chang/Liu-Yu Han 6-0 6-2

Italy [8] d Spain 2-1

Ana-Maria Estalella (Sp) d Rosalba Vido 7-5 4-6 6-3
Maria-Teresa Nasuelli d Carmen Mandarino 6-3 1-6 6-2
Maria-Teresa Nasuelli/Rosalba Vido d Ana-Maria Estalella/Carmen Mandarino 6-2 6-4

Germany [5] d Greece 3-0

Helga Masthoff d Alice Alexandri 6-2 6-1
Katja Ebbinghaus d Dionissia Asteri 8-6 10-8
Helga Masthoff/Heide Orth d Dionissia Asteri/Alex Rotas 6-1 6-1

Ireland d Denmark 3-0

Sue Minford d Gitte Ejlerskov 6-0 6-1
Geraldine Barniville d Anne-Mette Sorensen 6-1 6-1
Geraldine Barniville/Eleanor McFadden d Mari-Anne Klougart/Lotte Solbeck 6-1 6-3

Argentina d Finland 2-1

Raquel Giscafre d Helena Laitinen 6-1 6-0
Leena Mutanen (Fin) d Beatriz Araujo 9-7 8-10 6-4
Beatriz Araujo/Raquel Giscafre d Helena Laitinen/Leena Mutanen 6-1 6-2

Great Britain [3] d Japan 3-0

Virginia Wade d Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-2 6-3
Winnie Shaw d Kimiyo Hatanaka 6-4 6-1
Virginia Wade/Joyce Williams d Kimiyo Hatanaka/Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-1 6-2

France [4] d Austria 3-0

Francoise Durr d Sonja Pachta 6-2 6-2
Gail Chanfreau d Sabine Bernegger 6-1 6-1
Gail Chanfreau/Francoise Durr d Sabine Bernegger/Sonja Pachta 6-1 6-1

Ecuador d Iran 3-0

Ana Maria Yzaca d Parvin Afshar 6-0 6-2
Maria Guzman d Sadigheh Akbari 6-4 6-2
Maria Guzman/Ana Maria Ycaza d Parvin Afshar/Sadigheh Akbari 6-0 6-0

Brazil d Switzerland 2-1

Beatrice Chrystman d Evagreth Emmenegger 1-6 6-4 6-4
Andrea Menezes d Rita Felix 6-4 2-6 6-1
Evagreth Emmenegger/Marianne Kindler (Swt) d Beatrice Chrystman/Iris Riedel 6-2 4-6 6-3

South Africa [6] d Belgium 3-0

Brenda Kirk d Monique Van Haver 6-2 6-4
Pat Pretorius d Michele Gurdal 6-2 6-4
Greta Delport/Pat Pretorius d Michele Gurdal/Monique Van Haver 6-1 6-4

Netherland [7] d New Zealand 2-1

Marilyn Pryde (NZ) d Marijke Schaar 6-1 6-2
Betty Stove d Robyn Hunt 6-4 6-2
Betty Stove/Trudy Walhof d Robyn Hunt/Marilyn Pryde 15-13 10-8

Columbia d Luxembourg 3-0

Maria Victoria de Moggio d Josiane Graas 6-1 6-2
Isabel Fernandez d Flore Wagner 6-0 6-1
Isabel Fernandez/Maria Victoria de Moggio d Josiane Graas/Monique Krecke 6-2 6-2

Uruguay d Mexico 2-1

Elena Subirats (Mex) d Mary Puljak 6-4 6-0
Fiorella Bonicelli d Yola Ramirez-Ochoa 6-4 6-8 6-2
Fiorella Bonicelli/Lucia Bruce d Yola Ramirez-Ochoa/Elena Subirats 11-9 2-6 8-6

United States [2] d Rhodesia

Val Ziegenfuss d Daphne Pattison 6-0 6-3
Linda Tuero d Sally Hudson-Beck 6-4 6-1
Linda Tuero/Val Ziegenfuss d Sally Hudson-Beck/Daphne Pattison 6-0 6-4

Second Round

Australia [1] d Canada 2-0

Evonne Goolagong d Jane O'Hara 6-3 6-1
Helen Gouraly d Janice Tindle 6-3 6-4

Italy [8] d Norway 2-0

Maria-Teresa Nasuelli d Ellen Grindvold 6-3 6-4
Rosalba Vido d Kirsten Robsahm 7-5 6-1

Germany [5] d Ireland 2-1

Helga Masthoff d Geraldine Barniville 6-0 6-3
Sue Minford (Ire) d Katja Ebbinghaus 6-3 4-6 6-4
Helga Masthoff/Heide Orth d Geraldine Barniville/Sue Minford 6-1 6-2

Great Britain [3] d Argentina 2-1

Winnie Shaw d Raquel Giscafre 6-3 7-5
Virginia Wade d Beatriz Araujo 6-3 10-8
Beatriz Araujo/Raquel Giscafre d Winnie Shaw/Virginia Wade 6-4 2-6 6-3

France [4] d Ecuador 2-0

Francoise Durr d Maria Guzman 6-1 6-3
Gail Chanfreau d Anna-Maria Ycaza 6-1 6-1

South Africa [6] d Brazil 2-0

Brenda Kirk d Beatrice Chrystman 6-4 6-1
Pat Pretorius d Andrea Menezes 6-2 6-2

Netherlands [7] d Columbia 2-1

Isabel Fernandez (Col) d Marijke Schaar 6-2 2-6 6-3
Betty Stove d Maria Victoria de Moggio 6-1 6-0
Betty Stove/Trudy Walhof d Isabel Fernandez/Maria Victoria de Moggio 6-2 6-1

United States [2] d Uruguay 2-0

Val Ziegenfuss d Fiorella Bonicelli 6-1 6-0
Linda Tuero d Mary Puljak 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Australia [1] d Italy [8] 3-0

Evonne Goolagong d Maria-Teresa Nasuelli 6-0 6-3
Helen Gourlay d Monica Giorgi 6-1 6-1
Evonne Goolagong/Helen Gourlay Monica Giorgi/Maria-Teresa Nasuelli 6-4 6-1

Great Britian [3] d Germany [5] 2-1

Winnie Shaw d Heide Orth 6-0 6-0
Virginia Wade d Helga Masthoff 6-2 6-1
Helga Masthoff/Heide Orth d Winnie Shaw/Virginia Wade 3-6 6-4 6-4

South Africa [6] d France 2-1 [4]

Francoise Durr (Frn) d Pat Pretorius 7-5 3-6 6-3
Brenda Kirk d Gail Chanfreau 6-4 0-6 6-2
Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius d Gail Chanfreau/Francoise Durr 6-3 6-4

United States [2] d Netherlands 3-0

Linda Tuero d Trudy Walhof 3-6 6-1 9-7
Val Ziegenfuss d Marijke Schaar 6-2 5-7 7-5
Sharon Walsh/Val Ziegenfuss d Marijke Schaar/Trudy Walhof 8-6 6-3

Semifinals

Great Britain [3] d Australia [1] 2-1

Winnie Shaw d Helen Gourlay 4-6 6-3 6-3
Evonne Goolagong (Aus) d Virginia Wade 6-4 8-10 6-1
Virginia Wade/Joyce Williams d Evonne Goolagong/Helen Gourlay 6-2 6-2

South Africa [6] d United States [2] 2-1

Val Ziegenfuss (US) d Pat Pretorius 6-4 5-7 6-4
Brenda Kirk d Linda Tuero 6-3 6-2
Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius d Sharon Walsh/Val Ziegenfuss 8-6 6-1

Final

South Africa [6] d Great Britain [3] 2-1

Virginia Wade (GB) d Pat Pretorius 6-3 6-2
Brenda Kirk d Winnie Shaw 4-6 7-5 6-0
Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius d Virginia Wade/Joyce Williams 6-1 7-5


Consolation Final: Japan d Norway 3-0

Draw note: due to rain many ties that were already at 2-0 left the doubles unplayed.

A record amount of teams come-drawn by free airfare for 3 members per team. South Africa, under pressure due to its aparheid policy, bid heavily for this event as part of their effort to prove to the world they can put on international events. Non-Whites were allowed to sit in previously whites only sections, though few actually did so. The Argentine and Italian ladies raised eyebrows by sittin in the non-whites section.

From the start people came to see what the fuss was all about.

In the 1R the deciding doubles of the Dutch vs New Zealand took 46 games and lasted 3 hours.


The first shock of the event was South Africans upsetting the French. Durr predictably won her match, and when Gail Chanfreau won a six-nil second set a routine win looked imminent. Then came a downpout-which put off play until the next day. Suddenly Gail chipped returns sat up high for Brenda Kirk to belt way for winners. Then the South Africans easiily beat the experienced Team of Chanfreau/Lovera-former French winners. Conditions played a part, as the high altitude made conditions fast.

The overseeded Americans scraped by to get to the semis. Ziegenfuss had to save a match point in the third to beat Schaar, who choked horribly.

Meanwhile Britain took out Australia. The Goolagong-Wade match started as a slaughter (Evonne led 6-4 4-0) then reached a crescendo as Wade fought back to take a 10-8 set. According to WT "at that imeit became an electrifying contest, full of superb attacking shots by both players and wonderful displays of speed and athleticism. bob Hewitt wrote afterwards that the set had been "the best women's tennis ever seen at Ellis Park." At the start of the 3rd Virginia got distracted at the lack of balls "and never recovered her concentration." Goolagong's magic couldn't pull the rest of the team with her however-as the Brits take the next two rubbers.

Surely Britain would finally take the Cup. The home team was such as underdog that Bob Hewitt said he would eat his hatif they won.

The impossible happened. South Africa stuns everyone by winning the Fed Cup in front of a rabid overflow crowd of 7,000 plus at Ellis Park. It was so packed that for only the second time ever some were allowed to sit courtside. No one can take their eyes off the final, not even male pros or Francoise Durr, who ignored a loadspeaker telling her she was going to miss her plane.

Virginia Wade served so severely in the opening match that she won 19 consecutive points on serve. 1-0 to the Brits. When Winnie Shaw led blonde Brenda Kirk 6-4 4-2 the crowd grew silent. Then came the turning point. "Shaw, hitting against a player who gave her no pace and came to the net on the most optimistic approach sohts imaginable, wilted under the pressure." The crowd roared as Shaw dumped an easy overhead into the net for 4-3. When Winnie made errors the crowd screamed in delight and applauded loudly. Brenda swept 8 consecutive games to tie matters at 1-1.

Winnie Shaw said afterwards that "There was so much noise I thought my head was coming off."

The South Africans came out with guns blazing in the doubles. "They were hitting hard and and they didn'y miss anything in the first set", said Wade. Kirk holds the home team team together with stellar volleying and Wade's missed smashed brought the Cup to a conclusion that the organizers could only have imagined in their wildest dreams.

The Sunday morning Johannesburg paper had six articles and 13 pictures about the Cup-11 in color.

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March 20-26 Nice International, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Mediteranee Tennis Club

1R: Brouwer d Schröder 6-2 3-6 6-2
1R: Dagmar Stoltenberg d Siemons 6-3 6-2
1R: Shothorst d Bärbel Wüstl 4-6 7-5 6-2
1R: Wegemann d Truner 7-5 4-5 ret.
1R: Herfs d Bloem 1-6 6-3 6-2

2R: Heidi Reetmeyer d Shothorst 6-2 6-2
2R: Elly Apel d Gabriele Lütteken 6-0 6-2
2R: Rime d Wegemann 6-2 2-6 6-0
2R: Margarita Strandberg d Herfs 6-2 6-2

3R: Reetmeyer d Erszbet Szell 6-3 3-6 6-4
3R: Glynis Coles d Stoltenberg 6-3 6-2

QF: Reetmeyer d Brochard 3-6 6-3 6-4

SF: Reetmeyer d Venturino 7-5 3-6 6-4
SF: Fuchs [3] d. ????

FI: Nathalie Fuchs [3] d Heidi Reetmeyer 4-6 7-5 6-1

Note: No exact dates given, but German tennis magazine wrote "the week before Monte Carlo".

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