re: 1970 results
Week of February 2-8
February 2-8 ITPA Indoor Open (World Tennis Magazine Luv Cup), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US (Indoors on Uniturf)
Venue: The Spectrum
Prize Money =$7,500 for the women. ($60,000 in total)
1R: Margaret Court (Aus)  d. Rosie Casals 6-0 6-3
1R: Julie Heldman d. Francoise Durr (Frn)  4-6 6-4 6-2
1R: Nancy Richey  d. Virginia Wade (GB) 6-3 6-2
1R: Billie Jean King  d. Peaches Bartkowicz 6-2 4-6 6-0
SF: Court [ d. Heldman 6-0 6-1
SF: King  d.Richey  6-4 7-5
FI: Margaret Court (Aus)  d. Billie Jean King  6-3 7-6 (14-12)
John Newcombe was behind the huge men's event-which had a draw of 48. Gladys Heldman, editor of World tennis, saw that the ladies had a piece of the pie too, even if it was only the top 8. Each day until the final 1 women's match was put on court.
King used topspin loops to confound Nancy Richey in the semis, staying back more than usual for her. No doubt she still has nightmares about losing to Nancy indoors last year after having a match point at Madison Square Garden.
The final was unique for being televised and as the first to feature a tiebreak in a women's match. King had 6 set points but couldn't convert, and Court clinched it on her 3rd match point. The crowd of 8,820 was enthralled. 46,130 came for the week.
Maggie won $3,000 in taking one of her first indoor titles. Up to now she has played few indoor events.
ends February 8 All Soviet Union Championships, Moscow, Russia, USSR (Indoors)
1R: Anna Yeremeyeva d. Anna Islanova ????
1R: Valentina Petrova d. Rauza Islanova 8-6 6-8 6-2
1R: Yelena Granaturovna d. Galina Baksheeva 7-5 3-6 6-3
QF: Yeremeyeva d. Tiuu Parmas ????
QF: Marina Chuvyrina d. Zaiga Yansone ????
QF: Maria Kull d. ????
QF: Olga Morozova d. Y Kruchjkova ????
SF: Yeremeyeva d. Chuvyrina 6-4 6-0
SF: Morozova d. Kull 6-2 6-2
FI: Olga Morozova d. Anna Yeremeyeva ????
SF: Kull/Parmas d. Baksheeva/Chuvyrina 6-3 1-6 6-3
SF: Morozova/Yansone d. Kruchkova/Yeremeyeva ????
FI: Olga Morozova/Zaiga Yansone d. Maria Kull/Tiuu Parmas 6-3 6-4
MX: Marina Chuvyrina/Kakuliya d. Olga Morozova/Alex Metreveli 3-6 6-4 6-3
Last edited by Rollo; Aug 10th, 2014 at 05:39 AM.