Week of February 9-15
February 9-12 Ladies World Invitational
, New York City, New York, US (Indoors on Uniturf)
Venue: Vanderbilt Athletic Club, Grand Central Terminal Building
An open event.
Prize Money= $5,000
1R: Margaret Court (Aus)  d. Francoise Durr (Frn) 6-0 6-0
1R: Rosie Casals  d. Peaches Bartkowicz 8-6 6-1
1R: Ann Jones (GB)  d. Val Ziegenfuss 6-4 9-7
1R: Virginia Wade (GB) d. Billie Jean King  4-6 6-1 8-6
SF: Court  d. Casals  8-6 6-3
SF: Wade d. Jones  8-6 6-3
FI Margaret Court (Aus)  d. Virginia Wade (GB) 6-3 6-3
This was important as the first women's only open event. Gladys Heldman and the owner of the Vanderbilt Club organize the event. The Dallas event meant and odd Monday to Thursday schedule. Promotion gimmicks included letting spectators challenge players to tiebreaks for prizes, a move Rosie Casals didn't take kindly too. The Uniturf carpet wasn't even ready on the first night, but the ladies went on court despite some stripes coming up.
Nancy Richey and Julie Heldman withdrew due to illness.
Court blasted Durr off the court in 35 minutes but had to work hard to subdue Casals. In the final Wade led 3-1 both sets before dropping 5 straiggt games in each.
The match of the week was Wade over King. Ginny wasted 2 match point at 5-3 and 3 more at 7-6. When someone in the crowd heckled her over it she threw a ball at him! Wade won the game and the match.
3,600 attend over 4 days, including sellouts of 1,200 the last two days. This is making the idea of women's pro events viable. World #1 Court summed it up by saying "I think the final Billie Jean and I played in Philadelphia created a lot of interest. It was televised. I think people are finding that when you get the top eight girls in the world, there is interesting tennis among us."
The LOL moment of the week came when it was announced that Wade had won the Sportmanship award. Wade came forward to collect to collect the silver tray, only to hear the statement retracted! Ann Jones was the winner.
Febuary 13-15 Maureen Connolly Brinker Memorial,
Dallas, Texas, US (Indoors on carpet)
Venue: Al Hill's Tennis Paladium
: Patti Hogan d. Linda Tuero 6-0 6-0
1R: Margaret Court (Aus)  d. Hogan 6-4 5-7 6-3
1R: Francoise Durr (Frn) d. Virginia Wade (GB)  9-7 7-5
1R: Billie Jean King  d. Rosie Casals 6-0 6-4
1R: Ann Jones (GB)  d. Mary Ann Curtis 6-2 6-4
SF: Court  d. Durr 6-2 6-3
SF: King  d. Jones  6-4 6-4
FI: Margaret Court (Aus)  d. Billie Jean King  1-6 6-3 11-9.
1R: Curtis/Hogan d. Emilie Burrer/Tuero 6-3 6-4
SF: Casals/King d. Court/Durr 6-2 4-6 10-8
SF: Curtis/Hogan d. Jones/Wade 7-5 10-8
FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King d. Mary Ann Curtis/Patti Hogan 10-8 6-3
A charity event in honor of Maureen Connolly, this event was near and dear to the top women, raising $25,000.
Margaret explained Maureen's imoortance, saying: "Maureen did an awful lot for tennis and I think that it's only right that a lot of the girls come here in remembrance of her and help out in the tennis development program."
In the final King shoots out to a 5-0 lead-Court wins a lone game to prevent a total route. After a second set to Court the women hold until Margaret breaks Billie Jean with two passing shots. The serve and volley points help explain how a match ending 11-9 in 3 sets lasted only 100 minutes.
ends February 15 Eastern Women's Indoors
, Warwick, New Jersey, US (Indoors)
QF: Pat Stewart d. Gay Shaw 6-2 6-4
QF: Louise Gonnerman d. Jennifer Louis 5-7 6-0 6-2
SF: Marilyn Aschner d. Stewart 6-0 6-2
SF: Gonnerman d. Sylvia Hooks 6-8 6-2 7-5
FI: Marilyn Aschner d. Louise Gonnerman 6-0 7-5
SF: Doris Henderson/Sylvia Hooks d. Louis/Shaw 6-3 6-4
SF: Judy Dixon/Louise Gonnerman d. Marilyn Aschner/Pat Stewart 6-3 6-2
FI: Judy Dixon/Louise Gonnerman d. Doris Henderson/Sylvia Hooks 6-4 6-2
ends February 15, Redcliffe
, Queensland, Australia
FI: Janet Fallis d. Robyn Knobel 4-6 6-0 6-2
ends February 16 Nice Tournament,
Nice, France (Clay)
FI: Pam Austin (US) d. Marilyn Greenwood (GB) 6-4 6-3
ends February 16 La Chataigneraie Tournament,
La Chataigneraie, France (Indoors on clay)
Venue: Tennis Club de la Chataigneraie
QF: Odile de Roubin d. M Paillet 6-1 6-0
QF: Daniel Bouteleux d. Anne-Marie Rouchon 6-3 10-8
QF: Nicole Cazaux d. Janine Lieffrig 7-5 3-6 9-7
QF: Gail Chanfreau d. Marion Cristiani Proisy 6-0 6-0
SF: Bouteleux d. Roubin 6-3 2-6 7-5
SF: Chanfreau d. Cazaux 6-3 6-4
FI: Gail Chanfreau d. Daniele Bouteleux 7-5 7-5
The French title for this event is Tournoi De La Chataigneraie
Venue is the Tennis Club de la Chataigneraie, in Rueil-Mailmaison, France (Clay indoor)
ends February 16 New South Wales Hardcourts
, Newcastle, Australia (Clay)
2R: Evonne Goolagong d. Frances Luff 4-6 6-1 6-3
QF: Meryl Brent d. Robyn Murphy 4-6 6-4 7-5
QF: Goolagong d. Trisha Edwards 6-3 2-6 6-0
QF: Pat Coleman d. ????
QF: Karen Krantzcke d. Helen Amos 6-1 6-3
SF: Goolagong d. Brent 6-3 6-1
SF: Krantzcke d. Coleman 6-3 6-0
FI: Evonne Goolagong d. Karen Krantzcke 6-1 5-7 6-3
SF: Coleman/Krantzcke d. Brent/L Funnell 6-0 6-2
SF: Edwards/Goolagong d. Amos/Sue Hole 7-5 6-2
FI: Pat Coleman/Karen Krantzcke d. Trisha Edwards/Evonne Goolagong 6-3 3-6 7-5
MX: Helen Amos/Rodney Brent d. Margaret Starr/John Alexander 3-6 6-4 6-1
ends February 15 Nairobi Championships,
DF: Dickinson/House d. Lockyer/Paterson 6-4 6-4
MX: Jenny Hagan/Yashwin Shretta d. D Raymond/Peter Burwash (Can) 6-4 6-2
no ladies singles known