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Re: 1968 results

Week of April 22-28

April 22-27 39th British Open Hard Court Open Championships, Bournemouth, England (Clay)
Venue: West Hants Club

Prize Money= $2,856 for women out of $13,176 combined.

Singles (Draw=39)

PR: Annette du Plooy (SA) [5] d. Robin Lloyd 6-3 6-4
PR: Dianne Bridger d. Diane Oakley 6-1 8-6
PR: Mary McAnally d. Sandra Okin 3-6 6-4 6-2
PR: Heather Allen d. Jane Poynder 6-3 6-4
PR: Sue Tutt d. Margaret Harris (Aus) 2-6 6-1 6-1
PR: Lorna Greville-Collins d. Anthea Rigby 6-1 6-3
PR: Shirley Brasher d. Jill Cooper default

1R: Virginia Wade [1] d. Pauline Roberts 6-3 6-0
1R: Vicky Rogers (US) d. Margaret Lee 6-2 6-3
1R: Val Ziegenfuss (US) [8] d. Jean McFarlane 6-0 6-1
1R: Judy Congdon d. Alex Soady 7-5 1-6 6-2
1R: Christine Janes [4] d. Janice Townsend 6-1 4-6 6-2
1R: Susan Morgan d. Jenny Helliar 4-6 6-4 6-3
1R: du Plooy [6] d. Bridger 6-3 6-4
1R: Allen d. McAnally 6-3 6-0

1R: Tutt d. Greville-Collins 6-1 6-3
1R: Joyce Williams [6] d. Brasher 6-2 6-3
1R: Nell Truman d. Sally Holdsworth default
1R: Faye Moore [3] d. Frances McLennan 6-4 6-1
1R: Wendy Hall d. Sue Hole (Aus) 5-7 6-1 6-2
1R: Winnie Shaw d. Sue Mappin 6-0 6-3
1R: Belinda Orchard d. Elizabeth Ernest 6-0 9-11 6-2
1R: Corinne Molesworth d. Julie Heldman (US [2] default (ill)

3R: Wade [1] d. Rogers 5-7 6-0 6-3
3R: Ziegenfuss [8] d. Congdon 6-3 5-7 6-3
3R: Janes [4] d. Morgan 6-1 6-0
3R: DuPlooy [5 d. Allen 7-5 6-4

3R: Williams [6] d. Tutt 6-4 6-2
3R: Moore [3] d.Truman 6-1 6-2
3R: Shaw [7] d. Hall 6-4 6-0
3R: Molesworth d. Orchard 9-7 6-3

QF: Wade [1] d. Ziegenfuss [8] 7-5 6-3
QF: Janes [4] d. DuPlooy [5] 9-7 6-4
QF: Moore [3] d. Williams [6] 6-3 6-2
QF: Shaw [7] d. Molesworth 6-4 6-2

SF: Wade [1] d. Janes [4] 8-6 6-2
SF: Shaw [7] d. Moore [3] 6-1 6-1

FI: Virginia Wade [1] d. Winnie Shaw [7] 6-4 6-1

DF: Christine Janes/Nell Truman [1] d. Annette du Plooy (SA)/Faye Moore [3] 6-4 6-3

Wade ironically becomes the amateur winner of the world's first open tennis tournament, refusing to accept prize money fearing it might affect her status. Virginia turned down $735. Virginia cruised through a 50 munute final. After trailing 3-4 in the 1st set she nabbed 9 of the next 10 games.

Attendance is 20,000, triple the previous year. The men were the main attraction as pros like Rosewall and Laver showed. #2 seed Julie Heldman withdrew due to illness.

As for the poor field-The writing was on the wall early in the year when the prize money was announced-1,000 pounds to the male winner vs. only 300 for the female champion. Ann Jones remarked that a 5-3 ratio would be more fair, calling it " a second rate deal." Former champion Angela Mortimer was even more stinging in her criticism: "If I were competing nowadays, I wouldn't compete for this money. We've got the #2 player in the world. Now they're telling her. 'You're worthless. You're cheap, you're worthless and we don't give a damn about you.' "

The 4 women pros (Casals, Durr. Jones,and King) boycott the event.

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April 22-May 1-28 City of Paris International , Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: Stade Roland Garros

Singles (Draw=23)

1R: Gail Sherriff-bye
1R: Aline Nenet-bye
1R: Janine Mauroy Toffier-bye
1R: Francoise Forgerit-bye
1R: Janine Lieffrig d. Claudine Rouire 6-4 6-2
1R: Anne Marie Rouchon d. Suzanne Le Besnerais 6-2 6-0
1R: Christiane Spinoza d. Chantal Langanay 5-7 6-1 7-5
1R: Rosie Darmon-bye

1R: Eva Lundquist d. Jacqueline Berson 6-3 6-1
1R: Daniele Wild Bouteleux d. Odile De Roubin 6-3 3-6 8-6
1R: Evelyne Terras d. Marion Cristiani 6-0 6-0
1R: Nicole Cazaux d. Barba Diaz 6-0 6-0
1R: Nicole Niox Chateau-bye
1R: Monique Salfati-bye
1R: M Montlibert-bye
1R: Helen Amos-bye

2R: Sherriff d. Nenot 6-3 6-3
2R: Toffier d. Forgerit 6-1 6-4
2R: Lieffrig d. Rouchon 6-3 11-9
2R: Darmon d.Spinoza 6-1 6-0

2R: Bouteleux d. Lundquist 6-1 6-2
2R: Terras d. Cazaux 7-5 6-2
2R: Chateau d. Salfati 3-6 6-4 6-4
2R: Amos d. Montlibert 6-0 6-3

QF: Sherriff d. Toffier 6-2 6-1
QF: Darmon d. Lieffrig 7-5 6-8 8-6
QF: Terras d. Bouteleux 11-9 6-2
QF: Amos d. Niox Chateau 6-4 4-6 8-6

SF:Sherriff d. Darmon 6-0 1-6 6-2
SF: Amos d.Terras 6-8 7-5 6-2

FI Gail Sherriff (Aus) d. Helen Amos (Aus) 6-1 6-0

DF: Helen Amos/Gail Sherriff d. Rosie Darmon/Monique Salfati 6-2 6-3

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Ends May 1 Natanya Invitation, Natanya, Isreal (CL)

FI: Nadine Netter (SA) d. Laura Rossouw (SA) 3-6 retired

Isreal's first tennis circuit.

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ends May 1 Aix-en-Provence Pros Aix-en-Provence, France (Hard Cement)

Singles (Draw=4)


1R: Ann Jones d. Rosie Casals 9-7 4-6 6-1
1R: Francoise Durr d. Billie Jean King 7-5 9-7

FI: Ann Jones and Francoise Durr divided title-final not played.

It was all a last minute affair-a cement court laid down was EXACTLY fitted to the lines, with no space behind them. As a result the women had to "hop" up onto the court after they served!

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May ???? River Plate Championships , Buenos Aires, Argentina (Clay)

FI: Graciela Moran d. Cavadini ????

Date unlcear, but traditionally held in May.

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April 25-28 Broward County Invitational Lighthouse, Point Pompano Beach Florida, US (Clay)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Nancy Richey [1]-bye
1R: Esme Emanuel-bye
1R: Peaches Bartkowicz d.Tory Fretz default
1R: Judy Tegart [3] d. Peachy Kellmeyer 6-1 6-1

1R: Kathy Harter d. Linda Tuero 6-4 4-6 6-4
1R:Faye Urban d. Mary Ann Eisel [4] 7-5 6-4
1R: Stephanie DeFina-bye
1R: Lesley Turner Bowrey [2]-bye

QF: Emanuel d. Richey [1] default
QF: Tegart [3] d. Bartkowicz 6-3 6-3
QF: Urban d. Harter 6-3 7-5
QF: DeFina d. Bowrey [2] 3-6 6-3 6-0

SF: Tegart d. Emanuel 6-0 6-1
SF: DeFina d. Urban 6-1 6-4

FI: Judy Tegart [3] d.Stephanie DeFina 7-5 2-6 6-3

DF: Judy tegart/Lesley Bowrey d. Mary Ann Eisel/Kathy Harter 6-0 6-3

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April 22-28 Naples International, Naples, Italy (Clay)

Singles (Draw=20)


1R: Kerry Harris d. Ingrid Loeys 8-6 8-6
1R: Mabel Vrancovich d. Carol Sherriff 1-6 6-2 8-6
1R: Christina Sandberg d. Sue Alexander 6-8 6-4 6-3
1R: Ulla Sandulf d. Carole Kalogeropoulos 6-0 6-2

2R: Helen Gourlay d. Maria Nasuelli 6-4 6-1
2R: Suzana Petersen d. Eva Leijonhufrud 6-1 6-4
2R: Francesca Gordigiani d. Harris 6-2 6-4
2R: Vrancovich d. Alessandra Gobbo 6-1 8-6

2R: Virginia Caceres d. Judith Dibar 6-1 6-2
2R: Alice Tym d.Sandberg 6-1 6-4
2R: Lesley Hunt d. Gaziela Perna 6-1 6-2
2R: Maria Teresa Riedl d. Sandulf 6-4 6-3

QF: Gourlay d. Petersen 6-2 6-2
QF: Gordigiani d. Vrancovich 6-3 7-5
QF: Tym d. Caceres 6-4 7-5
QF: Hunt d.Riedl 4-6 8-6 6-2

SF: Gourlay d. Gordigiani 6-1 8-6
SF: Hunt d. Tym 6-4 6-3

FI: Helen Gourlay d.lesley Hunt 6-4 6-3

MX: Christina Sandberg (Swd)/Gaetano di Maso d. Helen Gourlay/Patricio Cornejo (Chile) 6-4 7-5

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ends May 1 Ojai Valley Tournament, Ojai, California, United States (Hard)

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Peggy Michel d. Teresa Thomas 6-0 6-1
1R: Mary Struthers d. Barbara Grubb 6-3 6-2
1R: Ann Lebedeff-bye
1R: Pixie Lamm d. Vicki Ketelsen 6-0 6-1

1R: Betty Ann Grubb d. Pat Yeomans 6-1 6-2
1R: Pam Teeguarden d. Mary Arnold Prentiss 6-3 6-0
1R: Tam O' Shaughnessy-bye
1R: Mimi Arnold Wheeler d. Rchelle Thomas 6-0 6-1

QF: Michel d. Struthers 6-1 2-6 6-4
QF: Lamm d. Lebedeff 6-2 4-6 6-2
QF: Grubb d. Teeguarden 6-4 6-3
QF: Wheeler d. O' Shaughnessy 6-0 6-3

SF: Lamm d. Michel 6-3 6-4
SF: Grubb d. Wheeler 5-7 8-6 6-4

FiI: Betty Ann Grubb d. Pixie Lamm 6-4 6-2

DF: Peggy Michel/Pam Teeguarden d. Betty Ann Grubb/Pixie Lamm 8-6 7-5

Newspapers confirm that the winner was Betty Ann Grubb. She beat fellow UNLA teamate Pixie Lamm in the final. Both the men's and women's finals were held on April 28. The event proper ends May 1-not surprising as it has over 20 different competitions from college singles to Gilr's 14 singles.

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