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Re: 1971 results

Week of April 5-11

April 5-11 Virginia Slims Masters, St. Petersburg, Florida, US (Clay)
Venue: St petersburg Tennis Center, Bartlett Park

Prize Money: $10,000 US (Combined prize money of $15,000-men received $5,000)
Part of the World Tennis (Virginia Slims) Pro Tour

Seeds: [1] King [2] Casals [3] Durr [4] Jones

Qualifying (Draw=12)

Q1: Judy Alvarez d Becky Reese 6-0 6-0
Q1: Margie Cooper d Mary Wisnieski 6-1 6-1
Q1: Esme Emanuel (SA) d Barbara Beattie 6-2 6-0
Q1: Patty Ann Reese d Sandy Stap 6-3 2-6 7-5
Q1: Wendy Gilchrist (Aus) d Laura Lewallyn 6-3 6-1
Q1: Ceci Martinez d Betsy Nagelson 6-3 6-2
Q1: Sue Vinton d Kris Kemmer 6-7 6-1 6-4

Q2: Gilchrist d Sue Stap 3-6 7-5 6-2
Q2: Vinton d Martinez 0-6 6-3 7-5
Q2: Alvarez d Cooper 6-0 6-3
Q2: Emanuel d Reese 7-5 6-1

Singles (Main Draw=16)


1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Wendy Gilchrist (Aius) [Q] 6-2 6-1
1R: Karen Krantzcke (Aus) d Sue Vinton [Q] 6-3 7-5
1R: Judy Alvarez [Q] d Bettyann Hansen 6-1 6-1
1R: Chris Evert d Francoise Durr (Frn) [4] 6-0 7-5

1R: Julie Heldman d Ann Jones (GB) [3] 7-5 6-2
1R: Kerry Melville (Aus) d Esme Emanuel (SA) [Q] 6-0 7-6
1R: Judy Dalton (Aus) d Kristy Pigeon 6-2 6-2
1R: Rosie Casals [2] d Tory Fretz 6-4 6-4

QF: King [1] d Krantzcke 6-2 7-6 (5-4)
QF: Evert d Alvarez 6-0 6-2
QF: Heldman d Melville 6-1 3-6 6-4
QF: Casals [2] d Dalton 5-7 6-4 6-4

SF: Evert d King [[1] 6-7 (2-5) 6-3 retired (leg cramps)
SF: Heldman d Casals [2] 6-0 6-3

FI: Chris Evert d Julie Heldman 6-1 6-2

Doubles (Draw=11)

1R Kemmer/Reese d Stap/Stap 4-6 6-3 7-6
1R Dalton/Heldman d Emanuel/Martinez 6-1 6-1
1R Krantzcke/Melville d Alvarez/Evert 6-1 7-5

QF Casals/King d Gilchrist/Pigeon default
QF Dalton/Heldman d Kemmer/Reese 6-2 6-2
QF Krantzcke/Melville d Cooper/Schaller 6-2 6-3
QF Durr/Jones d Nagelson/Vinton 6-1 6-1

SF Dalton/Heldman d Casals/King default
SF Durr/Jones d Krantzcke/Melville 6-2 6-2

FI: Francoise Durr/Ann Jones d Judy Dalton/Julie Heldman 7-6 3-6 6-3

The Masters was initially cut from the Carribbean schedule this year until the Slims tour picked it up as stop. A minor men's event was also held, but it was the ladies who carried the event. Billie Jean gamely chose to support the event by rising from her sickbed to play, flying in from California the night before her opening match. Months later she revealed that her illness stemmed from an abortion.

When she came up against "tiny" Chris Evert it was all too much, and the King of the Slims tour was temporarily dethroned by the new queen of clay. Chris was so unknown at the start of the event that the New York Times calls her "Everett" when she upsets #3 seed Durr in the first round. In the end they get the spelling right!

2,000, the second largest Masters crowd ever, come out to watch King vs Evert. Billie Jean rallied from 104 down to take the first set tiebreak, but the marathon rallies start to take their toll. Chris won the second set 6-3. The ladies left the court for a customary 10 minute break between sets. King never came back, sending word she had leg cramps and was exhausted.

Julie Heldman knew she would play the villainess for the final. "Well, I'd better get fitted for horns as I'll be the villian for today." Julie aptly compared Evert's game to medieval siege warfare. Chris took Heldman apart. As an amateur Evert saves the tour $2,000 in cash, as she turns down the prize money.

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April 5-11 Monte Carlo Open Monte Carlo, MON (Clay)

1R Gail Sherriff Chanfreau d Becky Vest (US) 6-1 6-1
1R Lucia Bassi (Ity) d Eva Szabo (Hun) 10-8 6-8 6-1
1R Christina Sandberg (Swd) d Marijke Schaar (Neth) 7-5 2-6 6-4
1R Marie Neumanova (Cz) d Judith Szorenyi (Hun) 7-5 2-6 6-3

1R Betty Stove (Neth) d Pam Austin (US) 6-3 6-2
1R Katalin Borka (Hun) d Corinne Molesworth (GB) 6-3 7-5
1R Odile de Roubin d Jill Cooper (GB) default
1R Lea Pericoli (Ity) d Pam Teeguarden (US) 11-9 6-2

QF Chanfreau d Bassi 6-3 6-1
QF Sandberg d Neumanova 6-1 7-5
QF Stove d Borka 3-6 6-2 6-4
QF de Roubin d Pericoli 1-6 6-4 6-4

SF Chanfreau d Sandberg 6-4 3-6 7-5
SF Stove d de Roubin 6-3 6-2

FI Gail Chanfreau d. Betty Stove 6-4 4-6 6-4


Doubles

SF Ebbinghaus/Stove d Chanfreau/Darmon 3-6 6-4 6-3
SF Bassi/Pericoli d Sazabo/Szorenyi 6-4 7-5

FI Ebbinghaus/ Stove d. Bassi/ Pericoli 6-4 6-3

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April 5-11 San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi , MEX (Clay)

3R: Gina Diaz Ponce d Beverly Buckley (US) 6-0 6-0

QF: Elena Subirats d Lourdes Diaz Ponce 6-0 6-1
QF: G Diaz Ponce d Olga Montano 6-0 6-1
QF: Patricia Montano d Cecilia Rosado 6-3 3-6 6-2
QF: Lulu Gongora d Tere Salvidea 6-3 2-6 7-5

SF: Subirats d G Diaz Ponce 6-0 6-1
SF: Gongora d Montano 6-0 7-5

FI: Elena Subirats d Lulu Gongora 6-0 6-4

Doubles

SF: G. Ponce Diaz/Subirats d Montano/??? 5- retired
SF: L. Ponce Diza/Gongora d Rosado/Salvidea 3-6 6-3 6-4

FI: G. Ponce Diaz/Subirats d L. Ponce Diaz/Gongora 6-3 6-2

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Ends April 10 Israel Invitation, Netanya, ISR (Clay)

SF: Palmeova d Barbara Wright (US) 6-3 6-4
SF: Martin d Valeria Balai (Rom) 6-3 6-1

FI: Alena Palmeova (Cz) d Andree Martin (Can) 6-3 6-4

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April ????* Montana Invitational Montana, Switzerland

FI: Lesley Hunt d. Alena Palmeova ?????

This event is typically held in August. This week is impossible as Alena is playing in Israel this week.

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April 9-12, Tally Ho! Tournament, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (Clay)

FI: Shirley Brasher d. Lindsay Beaven 6-8 7-5 6-2

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