Re: 1979 results
March 31-April 1 Clairol Crown, Carlsbad, California, US (Hard)
Venue: La Costa
Prize Money= $200,000 US
A WTA sanctioned exhibition.
1R: Dianne Fromholtz d Martina Navratilova 7-5 6-1
1R: Chris Evert d Tracy Austin 6-1 7-5
FI: Chris Evert d Dianne Fromholtz 3-6 6-3 6-1
3rd place: Auatin d Kerry Reid 6-2 7-6 (*Reid replaces Navratilova)
Dianne crashes the elite party, but Chrissie wins the event and avenges losses to Austin and Fromholtz at the Avon finale. Fromholtz upset the plot line in taking out the world #1. As the first outdoor event in months Martina was vulnerable. Dianne's life has undergone a lot a change of late. In recent months Dianne dropped 22 pounds. This was in addtion to fighting off chicken pox, mumps, and measles, and flu. She also lost a fiance with her poundage, breaking off an engagement.
Fromholz took out Evert at the Graden just a week ago. In contrast Navratilova complained later of sore thigh muscles. Fromholtz ws "hoping like mad I would be picked" to round out the 4 woman field. She had almost been pased over in favor of Pam Shriver. The hard hitting Aussie repeatedly passed Navratilova's on the backhand side. "There was no pressure on me. I had nothing to to lose. And I'll have nothing to lose against Chris." (NYT) Martina: "I couldn't cope with her 200 mile an hour passing shots."
Dianne came out firing the next day, shooting to a 6-3 3-1 lead before the the wheels came off. Evert proceeded to take the next 9 games in a row-dropping only 1 gbame in the third set. dianne was doing all the damge with her forehand this time. When Evert nudged ahead with a series of drop shots and errrrs from a tired Fromholyz the end was inevitable.
Quote of trhe week; Evert on the final: "I may look unemotional, but I was going crazy on crucial points."
March 28-April 2 WTA-La Costa Tennis Classic, Carlsbad, California, US (Hard)
Part of the Colgate Series
1R: Kerry Reid  d Beth Norton 5-7 6-2 6-4
1R: Kym Ruddell d Nancy Ornstein 6-7 6-4 7-6
1R: Barbara Hallquist d Marita Redondo 7-5 4-6 6-2
1R: Renata Tomanova d Marcie Louie 6-4 6-0
1R: Karen Hantze Susman d Stacy Margolin 6-4 0-6 6-4
1R: Jean Hepner d Kathy O'Brin 6-2 7-6
1R: Terry Holladay d Renee Richards 6-3 6-4
1R: Laura DuPont d Alycia Moulton 6-7 6-0 6-0
1R: Betsy Nagelson d Renee Blount 7-5 6-2
1R: S Stap d Marjorie Blackwood 6-4 6-0
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d Heidi Eisterlehner 6-3 6-7 6-2
1R: Sue Barker d Kate Latham 6-3 6-3
1R: Diane Desfor d Mary Struthers 5-0 7-5
1R: Maria Fernandez d Dana Gilbert 6-4 6-0
1R: Peanut Louie d Paula Smith 1-6 7-5 6-3
1R: Regina Marsiova  d Diane Morrison 6-2 7-5
2R: Reid  d Ruddell 6-2 6-3
2R: Hallquist d Tomanova 2-6 6-3 6-2
2R: Susman d Hepner 6-3 6-2
2R: DuPont d Holladay 6-3 6-7 6-4
2R: Nagelson d Stap 6-4 7-5
2R: Barker d Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-4
2R: Fernandez d Desfor 6-4 7-5
2R: Marsikova d P Louie 2-6 7-5 7-6
QF: Reid  d Hallquist 6-1 6-2
QF: Susman d DuPont 6-3 7-5
QF: Barker d Nagelsen 7-5 6-2
QF: Fernandez d Marsikova  6-7 6-4 7-5
SF: Reid  d Susman 6-3 6-7 7-6
SF: Barker d Fernandez 6-2 6-1
FI: Kerry Reid  d. Sue Barker 7-6 3-6 6-2
Fernandez sometimes listed as Ana-Maria Fernandez, but went by "Maria".
Unclear if S Stap is Sue or Stacy Stap.
Event held as part of a deal sanctioning the Clairol exhibition. Apparently there was no doubles. Kerry escapes ’62 Wimbledon champ Susman in the semis and a resurgent Barker in the finals.
March 27-31 Santista Cup of Niteroi, Niteroi, Brazil
Prize Money= $5,000
3rd stop of the 6 event Santista Circuit
FI: Leanne Harrison d Glaucia Langela 6-1 6-2
DF: Pat Medrado/Claudia Monteiro d Emilise Raponi/Silvana Urroz 6-3 7-5
Last edited by Rollo; May 4th, 2012 at 06:10 PM.