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Nancy Richey Career thread

Purposes: to take a stroll down memory lane and compile Nancy's career results. Luckily for us Nancy has also graced us with her presence here as Pepetaco


Nancy Richey
born (and still a proud resident of) in San Angelo, Texas on August 23, 1942.

Elected to the International Hall of Fame in 2003.

Nancy was coached by her father George and competed on the international tennis circuit with her brother Cliff. The duo are probably the most accomplished brother-sister pairing in tennis history. Both were ranked #1 in the US (at the same time no less) and reached the top ten the world rankings.

Style of play: An aggressive baseliner.

Trademarks: Heavy hitting, a grim look of determination, shorts, and floppy hats or visor




Quotes
"I guess if looks could kill, I would have killed a number of people." - Nancy Richey, regarding her "matchface" expression of steely resolve worn on court.

Wightman Cup (thanks to Chris Whiteside)

1962 US d GR 4-3 (Wimbledon)
lost to Deirdre Catt 6-1 7-5

1963 US d GB 6-1 (Cleveland)
d Deidre Catt 14-12 6-3. Fales/Richey d Catt/Starkie 6-4 6-8 6-2

1964 US d GB 5-2 (Wimbledon)
d Deidre Catt 4-6 6-4 7-5, d Ann Jones 7-5 11-9. Mortimer/Starkie d Fales/Richey 2-6 6-3 6-4

1965 US d GB 5-2 (Cleveland)
d Elizabeth Starkie 6-1 6-0, lost to Ann Jones 6-4 8-6. Graebner/Richey d Starkie/Truman 6-1 6-0

1966 US d GB 4-3 (Wimbledon)
Lost to Ann Jones 2-6 6-4 6-3. d Virginia Wade 2-6 6-2 7-5. Eisel/Richey d R Bentley/Starlie 6-1 6-2

1967 US d GB 6-1 (Cleveland)
D Ann Jones 6-2 6-2, d Virginia Wade 3-6 8-6 6-2.

1968 GB d US 4-3 (Wimbledon)
d Christine Truman Janes 6-1 8-6, lost d V. Wade 6-4 2-6 6-3. Shaw/Wade d Eisel/Richey 5-7 6-4 6-3

1969 US d GB 5-2 (Cleveland)
d Winnie Shaw 8-6 6-2, lost d Virginia Wade 6-3 2-6 6-4.

1970 US d GB 4-3 (Wimbledon)
Lost d Ann Jones 6-3 6-3, lost d Virginia Wade 6-3 6-2

Richey represented the US in Wightman Cup for 9 consecutive years. The US won the cup in 8 of the 9 years. Her overall singles record was 9-7. She was 2-2 in doubles.


Fed Cup record:


Slam Record

Australian Chmps
RU-1966
W-1967

Nancy defaulted in the 1966 final to Margaret Smith (Court). Richey twisted knee in doubles and managed to play semi while heavily bandaged, but doctors said she risked permanent damage if she played the final.

This is the only defaulted slam final in women's tennis history.

She won the next year and never again entered the slam Down Under, meaning she never lost a singles match in this slam! In fact she never lost a set!

Her overall Aussie singles record stands at 9-0 with 1 default.

Detailed Slam results

1966 Aussie (#1 Foreign Seed)
1R bye
2R d Dunn 6-3 6-3
3R d Pat Turner 6-1 6-0
QF d Helen Amos 6-2 6-3
SF d Kerry Melville 6-2 8-6
FI defaults to #1 seed Margaret Smith

1967 Aussie (#1 Foreign Seed)
1R bye
2R d Harris 6-0 6-2
3R d Dot Jenkins 6-3 6-2
QF d Robinson 6-3 1-0 retired
SF d Kerry Melville [2] 6-4 6-1
FI d Lesley Turner [1] 6-1 6-4



Tournament Record

Won the US Clay Courts from 1963 to 1968-six consecutive years.




Indexed.

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1957--mostly juniors. RU in US Girls singles to Karen Hantze.

River Oaks Invitation Ends April 29
1R ??
2R ??
QF d. Lovie Beard 6-1 6-1
SF Lost to Pat Naud 7-5 7-5

Texas Sectional, Houston. Ends June 16
1R d. Nancy Penson 6-0 6-0
QF d. Linda Fowler 6-1 6-0
SF d. Virginia Brown 6-1 6-0
F d. Marilyn Montgomery 6-3 6-1

Wins mixed doubles with Ronnie Fisher

Only 15-Drops 6 games in 4 matches!

US Clay-July
1R Bye?
2R won over Dorothy Leving by default
3R Lost to Raymonde Jones 4-6 6-3 6-3
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Year Record
5-2
Won 1 of 3 events entered


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1958


River Oaks Invitation. Houston. Ends April 20
1R ??Bye?
QF d. Lovie Beard 6-1 6-0
SF d. Carolyn Rogers 6-2 6-0
F Lost to Maria Bueno (Brz) 6-4 6-2

Houston Open, Houston, Texas. Ends June 1
??
F d. Lovie Beard 6-0 6-0

Doubles with Betty Richey (a relative?)
F d. Dorothy Crane/Lulu Roemer 6-2 6-3.

Won Mixed with Foust

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1959

Middle States Grass. Philadelphia [#4 seed] ends July 19
SF d. Billie Jean Moffitt
F d. Barbara Benigni 6-4 6-2


Philadelphia District Grass. Germantown Cricket Club. Ends August 1
?R d. Justina Bricka 2-6 6-2 11-9
QF Lost to Karen Hantze 6-1 6-4

Saves 3 mps vs. Bricka.

Eastern Grass.Orange. August 2-8

?R d Joan Sullivan 6-3 6-4
3R d. Margaret Varner [3] 7-5 5-7 6-4
QF lost to Sandra Reynolds 6-4 6-4

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1960

Phoenix Thunderbird
Week of January 11 (play began January 15)
Paradise Valley Country Club (quarterfinal); Paradise Valley Racquet Club (semifinal)
Richey was unseeded

QF: d. Darlene Hard [1] 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
SF: lost to Karen Hantze [4] 8-6 6-8 11-9



US Clay Chicago
Week of July 18

1R: d. Stella Cunningham 6-1, 6-1
QF d. Janet Hopps [3] 9-7 3-6 3-1 retired
SF: lost to Dottie Knode [2] 6-4 11-9


Eastern Grass, Orange. Aug 8-14
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

1R d. Roberta Alison 4-6 6-3 6-1
2R d. Darlene Hard [1] 3-6 6-4 7-5
QF d.. Vicky Palmer 6-4 6-3
SF d. Deidre Catt [2F] 6-16-1
FI Lost to Karen Hantze [3] 6-1 6-3


The NYT describes her "a girl who will run after a ball even into the next court." Her shock upset of Darlene, world #2 and US #!, is the second this year. Not only that, Nancy saved 2 match points. Karen continues to be a thorn in Nancy's side-easily winning the final.

Essex County Club Women's Invitational Manchester, Massachusetts (Grass)

Richey was seeded [4 domestic]

1R: d. Virginia Connolly 6-1 6-4
?R: d. Carol Hanks 6-4 8-10 6-4
QF: lost to Ann Haydon [1 foreign] 6-2 2-6 6-2


Haydon says that while Christine Truman has the hardest forehand, Nancy hits hardest off both sides of any woman alive. The "Two-Shot Texan" reminds many of Mo Connolly.


Week of September 26-October 2 Southwestern Tennis Association Championships
El Paso Tennis Club

Richey was seeded [1]

1R: d. Sandra Smith 6-1 6-0
FI: d. Nancy Neeld 6-0 6-1

Richey also won this tournament in 1959.


Doubles
F Richey/Neeld d. N. Pennies/E. Provencio 6-2 6-2



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Ranked #3 in the nation by the USTA. Played only 7 events on the senior level.

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1961

London Grasss Court Championships. Queen's Club 19 to 24 June
1R
2R
3R d. K. D. Chabot 6-3 2-6 6-3
QF d. L. Turner 6-3 1-6 6-2
SF d. C. Truman 6-3 5-7 6-0
F lost to M. Smith 6-0 4-6 6-2

The Championships, Wimbledon England 26 June to 8 July.

1r bye
2r lost to M. Smith 3-6 6-3 6-4

Unlucky in the draw but what a creditable performance for her first appearance there.

Doubles with S. Kormoczy

1r lost to Bentley/Roberts w/o



US Clay Courts – did not play
US Indoors – did not play


US Hard Courts La Jolla 7-10 Dec 1961. Seeded 3 or 4

1r beat Ann Keeney no score given
2r beat Tory Ann Fretz 6-2 6-1
QF beat Dodo Bundy-Cheney 4-6 6-0 6-2
SF beat Victoria Palmer 6-2 6-1
F beat Dottie Head-Knode 6-1 6-1

Doubles w/ Kathy Chabot

1r beat K Blake/T.A. Fretz 6-1 6-2
SF lost Dodo Cheney/Margaret Taylor 1-6 3-6

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Northern Tournament Manchester England 4 to 9 June

3r lost to J. Tegart 7-5 4-6 6-3

Wightman Cup, Wimbledon
lost to D. Catt 6-1 7-5


Queen's Club London 18-23 June

3r d. A. Dmitrieva 6-2 6-4
QF lost to R. Bentley 8-6 3-6 6-1

doubles with V. Palmer

QF lost to Bueno/Hard 6-2 6-3

Wimbledon 25 June to 7 July
1r d. D. Floyd 11-9 10-8
2r d. K. Hawton 7-5 7-5
3r lost to D. Catt 7-5 8-6

Doubles with V. Palmer
1r lost to Floyd/Tegart 6-1 6-1

US Clay Courts River Forest Tennis Club Illinois 16-22 July 1962

R1 beat Pamela Stewart 6-0 6-0
R2 beat Mary Habicht score not given
QF beat Gwyneth Thomas 6-2 3-6 6-1
SF Lost Carole Caldwell 2-6 7-5 6-3 (what happened Nancy?!)





US Championships

1r d. A. Miller 6-36-2
2r d. T. Fretz 6-3 6-2
3r lost to D. Floyd 4-6 6 -3 7-5

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US Clay Courts at River Forest Tennis Club Illinois 15-22 July
Seeded 3 or 4 behind Hard, Moffitt (?and Bueno)

R1 beat Sue Stanford 6-3 6-1
R2 beat Carol Loop 6-0 6-1
QF beat Donna Floyd-Fales 11-9 6-1
SF beat Judy Alvarez (conqueror of Hard) 6-1 6-2
F beat Victoria Palmer 6-1 6-1

Doubles w/ Tory Ann Fretz

R1 Beat Behlmar/Fales 6-3 3-6 8-6
QF beat Danilovich/Rountree 2-6 6-1 6-3
SF lost Moffitt/Caldwell 1-6 9-7 3-6

Lost 20 games (half against Floyd) in 10 sets.

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Thanks to Chris Whiteside for most of the results !

Dallas Indoor Invitational. Jan 12 (Indoor)
SF d. Yola Rameriez Ocha 6-3 6-4
F d. Billie Jean Moffitt 6-2 7-5

Field of 4?



Good Neighbour Tournament. Miami ends Mar 29. (Clay) [#1 seed]

1r d.F. Savy 6-1 6-1
2r d. J. Harbett 6-0 6-0
QF d. D. Fales 6-0 6-3
SF d. F. Durr 6-2 9-7
F d. S. de Fina 6-4 6-2

Doubles with Fales.

1r bye
QF d. Salichs/Fuller 6-3 6-2
SF lost to Bricka/Hanks 6-4 8-6

"Relied on her experience and a strong net game to win."


Caribe Hilton, San Juan. April 5. (Hard)

1r bye
2r d. F. Cabrera 6-0 6-0
QF d. D. Fales 6-1 6-2
SF d. F. Durr 6-4 6-0
F d. C. Hanks 6-3 6-0

Doubles with Fales.

1r bye
QF d. Pomales/Pomales 6-2 6-1
SF lost to Wright/Susman 4-6 7-5 6-2


WT calls Nancy "a 21 year old Texan with the hardest groundstrokes in the game."


Masters Tournament, St. Petersburg, Florida. April 12. (Clay) [#1 seed]
1r bye
2r bye-??
QF d. M. Burchers 6-0 6-3
SF d. R. Bentley 6-1 6-2
F d. J Alvarez 6-3 6-4

Doubles with Susman.
1r bye (QF)
SF d. Gray/Jones 6-1 6-0
F d. Alvarez/Durr 6-2 6-1


Dallas. April 21-26.
1r d. A. Vieira 6-0 6-1
SF d. Y. Ochoa 14-12 3-5 default
F d. V. Palmer 6-2 13-11

Doubles with Susman.
1R d. Vieira/Penson 6-1 6-2
F Lost to Palmer/Bricka 7-5 6-8 6-3


London Hard Courts, Hurlingham. May 2. (Clay)
1r d. V. Rees 6-3 6-1
2r d. Harris 6-1 6-3
3r d. V. Roberts 6-3 6-2
QF d. E. Starkie 3-6 6-3 6-4
SF lost to N. Baylon 4-6 12-10 10-8

Doubles with J. Lehane.

SF d. Bentley/Watermeyer 4-6 6-3 6-2
F lost to Schultze/Baylon 7-5 6-4

A 50 game semi!


Italian Championships, Rome. ends May 11. (Clay) [#6 seed]

1r
2r d. J. Rees-Lewis 3-6 7-5 6-4
3r d. L. Pericoli 2-6 6-2 6-3
QF lost to L. Turner [3] 8-6 8-6

Doubles with K. Susman

QF lost to Ebbern/Schacht 6-2 6-0

From WT-Gloria Butler "Nancy was a curiosity to the Italians. They are very woman conscious, and just could not understand how such a pretty girl could ruin herself by wearing such unbecoming clothes. The face is adorable, but she wears a floppy hat which hides it, a T-shirt, and long Bermuda shorts which emphasize the wrong part of her anatomy. She was a source of dismay to her admirers. "Che peccato-e una bella bambina", they exclaimed..

"Turner and Richey had a terrific struggle which went on for hours. ..Richey has the greater power but Urner the greater mobility, more variety, and change of pace. Nancy lead the first5-2 and the second 5-3.

Berlin International. May 12-18
1R
2R
QF d. A. Sturm 6-3 10-8
SF Lost to M. Smith 6-2 6-2

Doubles F: Smith/Turner d. Richey/Susman 7-5 6-2



French Championships, Paris. May 19-??. (Clay) [#4 seed]

1r bye
2r d. U. Smith 6-2 6-0
3r d. R. Beltrame 6-1 6-3
4r lost to H. Schultze 1-6 6-3 6-3


Doubles with K. Susman

1r bye
2r d. Gordigiani/Kormoczy 6-4 5-7 6-2
3r lost to Baylon/Schultze 10-8 3-6 6-2

Helga used a drop-lob-drop combo to run Richey to death in sets 2 and 3 after Nancy ran through a 15 minute first set.


Northern Tournament, Manchester, England 1-6 June. (Grass)
1R d. Dorothy Campbell 6-0 6-2
2R d. T. Groenman 6-3 6-2
3R d. U. Sanduff 6-1 6-3
QF d. D. Catt 8-6 8-6
SF and F abandoned due to rain. Nancy was due to play M. Bueno. The other semi was between C. Caldwell and B. J. Moffitt.

The 3 women of the US Wightman Cup team refuse to play on a wet court after waiting 5 hours for courts to dry. Faced with this revolt organizers call the event off. In the quarters Brit Christine Truman had fallen on a rain soaked court and hurt herself so badly she is forced to withdraw from next week's Wightman Cup.


Wightman Cup, Wimbledon (Grass) June 12-14. US d. Britain 5-2.
d. D. Catt 4-6 6-4 7-5
d. A. Jones 7-5 11-9
Richey/Fales lost to Mortimer/Starkie 2-6 6-3 6-4

4,000 cheer the 2 hour fight between baseliners Catt and Richey. "It took two fantastic shots by Richey to break service and take the match. Both girls were in a state of exhaustion by the finish." After dropping the first set , "Miss Richey simply hit harder. Her game is patterned after that of Helen Wills, even down to the white eyeshade." Nancy now leads their head to head 4-3.

Day two is a bit anticlimatic as Nancy clinches the Cup 4-1 before a hardful of fans who patiently waited through a rain delay. Rain forces play on a Sunday, the first time ever at Wimbledon.


The Championships, Wimbledon 22 June - 4 July. (Grass) [#5 seed]
1r d. J. Bricka 6-0 6-2
2r d. P. Haygarth-Schuurman 6-1 6-2
3r d. E. Starkie 6-1 10-8
4r d. J. Alvarez 6-2 6-2
QF lost to L. Turner 6-3 6-4

Did not compete in doubles.

"A dour contest." Richey has game points in all the first 5 games games yet trailed 2-3 as Turner refused to giveher pace. Nancy had the crowd cheering as she slugged to a 4-3 lead in the second, but Lesley changed then changed tactics, drop shotting then coming in to volley away the reply.


US National Clay Courts, River Forest, Illinois. July 13-19. [#1 seed]
1r d. F. Urban 6-1 6-1.
2r d. U. Pontoppidian 6-0 6-1
QF d. J. Danilovich 6-2 6-1
SF d. J. Alvarez 6-2 6-0
F d. C. Graebner 6-2 6-1

Doubles with Graebner. [#1 seeds]
1r bye
QF d. Nunns/Urban 6-0 6-3
SF d. Heldman/Loop 8-6 6-2
F d. Danilovich/Shrader 6-1 6-4


Eastern Grass Courts, South Orange, N.J. July 28-August 2. [#2 seed]
1r bye
2r d. K. Blake 6-2 6-3
3r d. J. Philbrick 6-0 6-0
QF d. B. Gunderson 6-4 6-3
SF d. K. Susman 6-4 7-5
F lost to B. J. Moffitt [1] 7-5 3-6 8-6 (BJ's only defeat of Nancy before 1969)

Doubles with Graebner.

1r bye
2r d. Calloway/Christer 6-2 6-1
QF d. Blake/Harter 6-0 6-3
SF d. Bricka/Hanks 31-33 6-1 6-4 (yes that really was the 1st set score)
F lost to Moffitt/Susman 4-6 6-3 6-4

One of the longest doubles matches in history by games [maybe THE longest?] at 81 games.

In the final Billie Jean recovers from 1-4 in the third.


Piping Rock Invitation, Locust Valley, N. Y. August 4-8. (Grass) [#2 seed]
1r d. C. Safford 6-2 6-2
2r d. J. Philbrick 6-0 6-1
QF d. B. Gunderson 6-1 6-3
SF d. K. Susman 7-5 6-0
F d. B. J. Moffitt [1] 6-3 1-6 6-4

Doubles with Graebner.

1r bye
2r d. Boland/Reid 6-3 7-5
QF d. Callaway/Christer 6-1 6-0
SF d. Wright/Heldman 6-2 6-3
F lost to Moffitt/Susman 6-2 12-10

Nancy breaks BJ in the final game to win the trophy.

National Doubles Championship, Chestnut Hill, Mass. ends Aug 23
Partner Carole Graebner. #4 seeds

1r bye
2r d. Belin/Williams 6-3 6-0
3r d. Cheney/McDowell 6-1 6-1
QF d. Casals/Reyes 6-3 7-5
SF lost to Smith/Turner [1] 6-4 6-4

Federation Cup. Philadelphia, Pa. Sept 1-5.
1r bye
2r v Ireland d. E. O'Neill 6-3 6-2
QF v Argentina d. A. M. Boccio 6-3 6-2
SF v England d. D. Catt 6-4 6-3
F v Australia lost to Turner 7-5 6-1



US Championships, Forest Hills September 2-13. [#5 seed]
1r d. A. F. Price 6-1 6-1
2r d. M. Salfati 7-5 6-4
3r d. H. Schildknecht 6-1 6-3
4r d. J. Albert 6-3 6-3
QF d. B. J. Moffitt [3] 6-4 6-4
SF lost to C. Graebner [9] 2-6 9-7 6-4

Nancy upsets King in the quartrs, even outvolleying the Californian at times!
The semifinal was a corker. Graebner always held serve at 5-5, 6-6, etc in the second until Nancy served a double fault to drop the set. "After the rest period, a white-faced and tense Nancy forged ahead 4-2." 3 doubles helped Carole to break back and tie it a fours. "The little Texan completely lost her nerve and her game disintegrated...It had been a fine match, one of the best of the championships.."

National Invitation Tournament, Midland, Texas October 13 [????]

1R d. Virginia Brown 6-1 6-1
SF d. Rosie Darmon 6-1 6-2
F d. Karen Susman 6-3 6-4


Note: From the picture it looks like an indoor gym! WT notes: "play was indoors and out-and Nancy was as good on both."


Champs of South America and the Argentine November 8

1R Bye
2R d. Vrancovich 6-1 6-1
QF d. Bocio 6-1 6-2
SF d. Baylon 6-2 3-6 6-3
F d. Bueno 4-6 6-2 6-4

Baylon/Bueno d. Richey/Starkie 6-1 6-2 in doubles F.


Nancy is on the cover of World Tennis [ January 1965 issue] with the huge
trophy. She "caused a sensational upset" in besting Bueno, who developed cramps in the third set.

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Record for Year

Singles: 65-8 won-lost, plus 1 match rained out.
Won 9 of 17 events entered
Won 2 doubles titles.

On a 5 event win streak early in the year-with at least 21 straight match wins.
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World Tennis ranks her #4 in the world.
USTA ranks her #1 in the US.

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1965-----Need to check WT

Many results below thanks to Chris

Very sketchy

US Indoors [#1 seed]1R Bye
2R d. Gonnerman 6-0 6-2
QF d. Fretz 6-1 6-0
SF d. Eisel 6-2 6-2
F d. Carol Aucamp 6-3 6-2

Doubles w/ Karen Susman
QF beat Jacqueline Bohlens/Jade Schiffman 6-0 6-0
SF beat Jane Albert/Fretz 6-4 7-5
F Lost Hanks-Aucamp/Eisel 7-9 6-4 2-6




Thunderbird Invitation. Phoenix. March 28. [#1 seed]
1R d. Shrader 6-1 6-1
QF d. Harter 6-4 4-6 6-4
SF Lost to Bricka 6-4 6-1


*Pickup WT from here.*


Caribe-HiltonSan Juan, Puerto Rico

F d. M. Smith 6-8 6-4 9-7

MastersSt. Petersburg Florida

F d. M. Smith 6-3 6-2

Dallas Country Club ChampionshipsTexas
SF d. L. Turner 6-4 6-4
F d. M. Smith 6-1 6-4


Italian ChampionshipsRome May

3r d. C. Coronado 6-2 7-5
QF d. G. Sherriff 6-3 6-4
SF d. J. Heldman 6-1 6-4
F lost to M. Bueno 6-1 1-6 6-3

Doubles with H. Schultze

3r d. Albert/Arnold 8-6 13-11
QF lost to Schacht/Van Zyl 6-4 6-3


Swiss ChampionshipsLugano

lost to E. Buding

French ChampionshipsParis
1r bye
2r d. E. Terras 6-4 6-2
3r d. C. Mercelis 6-1 6-1
4r d. E. Starkie 6-2 6-3
QF d. F. Durr 8-6 9-7
SF lost to M. Smith 6-3 6-4

Mixed with F. Froehling

3r d. Pabet/Rees-Lewis 6-2 6-0
4r d. Moore/Toyne 6-8 7-5 6-3
QF lost to Davidson/Albert 6-3 6-2


West of England ChampionshipsBristol 7 to 12 June

SF d. J. Bricka 6-2 6-0
F d. E. Starkie 7-5 6-2

Doubles with C. Graebner

F lost to Durr/Lieffrig 6-3 6-4


Wimbledon21 June to 3 July [# 4 seed]
1r d. E. Emanuel 6-0 7-5
2r d. V. Roberts 6-4 6-3
3r d. R. Deloford 6-1 6-0
4r d. G. Williams 6-0 6-3
QF lost to Truman 6-4 1-6 7-5

Doubles with Graebner.

1r d. Reyes/Subirats 6-1 10-8
2r d. Rees-Lewis/Segal 6-3 6-1
3r d. Rosser/Wade 7-5 6-2
QF d. Truman/Truman 2-6 6-3 6-3
SF lost to Bueno/Moffitt 6-4 6-2

Mixed Doubles with Dell

1r bye
2r d. Fraser/Schultze 7-5 5-7 6-3
3r d. Moore/Emanuel 5-7 6-2 6-4
4r d. Zeeman/Sheriff 7-5 8-6
Qf lost to Roche/tegart 9-7 6-4


Western ChampionshipsCincinatti July
F d. C. Graebner 6-1 6-0


US Clay Courts River Forest TC 12-18 July 1965 [Seed 1]
R1 beat Connie Cristler 6-2 6-2
R2 beat Mimi Heinreid 6-4 6-0
QF beat Roberta Alison 6-2 6-3
SF beat Stephanie Defina 6-2 6-2
F beat Julie Heldman 5-7 6-3 9-7

Doubles w/ Caldwell-Graebner
QF beat Cathy Gagels/Ceci Martinez 6-3 6-2
SF beat Alison/Defina 6-1 6-2
F beat Casals/Heldman 7-5 6-4



US Doubles Championships with C. Graebner

QF d. Albert/de Fina 5-7 7-5 6-2
SF d. Fretz/Heldman 7-5 6-4
F d. Moffitt/Susman 6-4 6-4


US Championships.Seeded 4.
1r d. P. Edrich 6-3 6-2
2r d. P. Kellermeyer 6-3 6-0
3r d. T. Fretz 6-2 6-4
QF d. N. Baylon 6-4 7-5
SF lost to M. Smith 6-2 6-2





New South Wales Open, Sydney

F lost to M. Smith 6-2 6-2

Victorian Champs, Melbourne ends December 5
1R d. M. Jones 6-1 6-2
2R d. Pat Turner 6-1 6-2
QF d. Tegart 6-1 6-2
SF d. Gail Sherriff 6-0 6-1
F lost to M. Smith 5-7 6-3 6-2

Doubles with Graebner
??
QF d. Barnett/Buck 6-0 6-1
SF d. Lehane/Schacht 4-6 6-2 6-4
F d. Smith/Turner 3-6 6-4 6-3


South Australian Champs, Adelaide December 6-12
1R ??
2R d. Gourlay 6-1 6-0
QF d. Salfati 6-3 6-4
SF d. Tegart 7-5 6-2
F d. L. Turner 8-6 6-2

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Western Australian Champs, Perth ends Jan 9
??
QF d. Salfati 6-0 6-1
SF d. J. Tegart 6-3 5-7 8-6
F lost to M. Smith 6-3 6-1

Doubles. C. Graebner
F. forfeit to Smith/Tegart

"The Wimbledon chanpion's strong serves and net rushing superiority, plus combined Miss Richey's inability to play up to form due to a knee injury, made it a mismatch." Richey hurt her knee in the semi vs. Tegart and was in more pain after falling in pursuit of a wide ball in the final.

Tasmanian, Hobart. Jan 10-16.
Nancy withdraws from the singles

Doubles with C. Graebner
SF d. Gourlay/Lehane default
F d. Salfati/Tegart 2-6 7-5 6-1.

Wins Mixed Doubles with Tom Okker.


Australian Championships, Sydney Jan 21-31. [#1 foreign seed]

1r bye
2r d. M. Dunn 6-3 6-3
3r d. P. Turner 6-1 6-0
QF d. H. Amos 6-2 6-3
SF d. K.Melville 6-2 8-6
F scratched to M. Smith with knee injury

Doubles. With C. Graebner [#2 seeds]

1r bye
2r d. Gibson/Langsford 6-4 6-3
QF d. Sherrif/Sherriff 7-5 4-6 6-2
SF d. Ebbern/Tegart 8-6 6-1
F d. Smith/Turner 6-4 7-5

Nancy and Carole stunned the Aussies in doubles. They hit everything at Turner. "The Texan was particularly effective, hitting many hard forcing volleys for winners." On a docotor's advice Nancy withdraws from the singles rather than risk permanent injury to her left knee. It is the first (and so far only) women's slam final won by default. Her father had urged her by phone to default the semis to Kerry Melville, but a determined Nancy gutted out a win.

Masters, St. Petersburg, ends April 10
1R Bye
2R d. V. Caceres 6-0 6-1
QF d. Schacht 6-1 6-2
SF d. G. Sherriff 6-2 6-3
F d. B. Stove 6-2 6-2

Doubles with Overton
QF d. Bird/Vuile 6-1 6-2.
SF d. Ebbern/Schacht 6-2 7-5
F Lost to Baylon/Sherriff 6-4 6-3

Nancy's first event of the year after Oz.



Atlanta Invitational, May
????
F d. M. Eisel 6-3 6-0

Withdrew from the Italian because of injury.

US Hard Courts , La Jolla, Cal. May 19-22 [#2 seed]
1R d. Libby Weiss 6-0 6-1
QF Lost to Patty Hogan 6-3 6-2

Hogan spoils the anticipated King-Richey final. Billie Jean and Nancy have been caught up in a ranking controversy since Billie Jena's #1 US ranking was changed to a shared co #1 ranking with Richey.

Doubles with Cheney
1R d. Berry/Verzin 6-4 6-1
SF d. Cody/Hogan 6-3 6-4
F Lost to Casals/King 6-2 6-4


French Champs. [#5 seed] Ends June 5

1r d. M.T. Cuadrado 6-1 6-3
2r d. F. Gordigiani 6-0 6-1
3r d. P. Walkden 6-2 1-6 6-3
4r d. J. Blackman 1-6 6-3 6-1
QF d. A. Van Zyl 3-6 6-3 6-2
SF d. M. Court 6-1 6-3
lost to A. Jones 6-3 6-1

Doubles with K. Harter

1r bye
2r lost to Swan/Walkden 5-7 6-2 6-1

Richey struggles early in the event, taking 3 sets to beat Walkden, Blackman, and Van Zyl. In the semis she utterly crushes world #1 Margaret Smith before a silent crowd of only 300. The New York Times wrote that when they went to change ends "Early in the second set, Miss Richey's telepathy was clear. "I have you beat sister, and I have you beat bad".

Ann Jones simply outlasted the Texan in an 80 minute final. The first game of the second set broke the American's back, as 12 deuces were called in that game, which alone took 18 minutes to play. 8,000 were on hand to see Jones win her first slam.

Wightman Cup, Wimbledon, June 10-11 US d. Britian 4-3

lost to A. Jones 2-6 6-4 6-3
d. V. Wade 2-6 6-2 7-5
Richey/Eisel d. Bentley/Starkie 6-1 6-2

Straw-hatted schollgirls "squel in delight" as Jones bests Richey again. With Richey winning a hitting contest despite wearing a bandage on her left leg, Ann resorting to drops and lobs. When her change of pace presented an opening Ann rushed the net to produce "slashing volleys". "In full cry now, the British ace ran out the match to thunderous applause."

Nancy is only 3 points from defeat vs. Wade at 4-5, a loss which would have Britain the Cup.

Queen's Club June 12-18
Enters the doubles only with Maria Bueno
SF Lost to Casals/King 6-3 3-6 6-1.


The Championships, Wimbledon [#5 seed]

1r d. F. Toyne 1-6 6-3 6-0
2r d. P. Walkden 7-5 6-4
3r d. R. Bentley 3-6 6-4 6-2
4r d. K. Harter 6-2 6-4
QF lost to A. Jones 4-6 6-1 6-1

Doubles with M. Bueno [#2 seeds]

1r bye
2r d. Emmanuel/Roussouw 6-3 6-3
3r d. Fretz/Heldman 6-1 6-1
QF d. Shaw/Williams 6-4 6-2
SF d. Krantzcke/Melville 6-2 6-3
F d. Smith/Tegart 6-3 4-6 6-4

For the third time in 6 weeks Ann Jones proves to be fatal to Nancy's chances. Match point feautures high drama as Jones slips on the turf chasing an out ball and lies motionless on the grass. Nancy rushed across the court to her aid. After a minute Ann Jones gets up as Center Court gives both women an ovation.

Western, Cincinatti, July [#1 seed] July 4-10
1R bye
2R d. Carol Marquant 6-0 6-0
QF d. Subirats 6-0 6-3
SF d. Kerry Melville 6-2 6-0
F d. Peachy Kellmeyer 6-0 6-1

Doubles with Subirats [#2 seeds]
1R
QF d. Hart/Mosley 6-1 6-1.
SF Lost to Emanuel/Godwin [3] 6-3 5-7 6-4

Wins the final in under 40 minutes. Cliff also takes the men's singles.


US Clay Courts, July 11-17. [#1 seed]
1R d. Ann Kerwin 6-0 6-0
2R d. P. Rippy 6-0 6-2
QF D. M. Godwyn 6-0 6-0
SF d. Melville 6-3 6-4
F d. S. de Fina 6-2 6-2

Doubles with Defina [#1 seeds]
1R d. Blackman/Zimman 6-0 6-0
QF d. Davidson/Orthwein 6-2 6-3
SF Lost to Emanuel/Godwin [2F] 11-9 6-4

Nancy and Cliff become the first brother-sister duo to take national titles in front of a sellout corwd of 3,000.

US Doubles, Longwood. August 21-28. [#1 seeds]
-with M. Bueno.

1r bye
2r d. Lamm/Pigeon 6-0 6-2
3r d. Bartkowicz/Aschner 6-1 6-1
QF d. de Fina/Fretz [10] 6-1 6-1
SF d. Shaw/Wade [3] 6-3 6-2
F d. King/Casals [2] 6-3 6-4


US Championships [#3 seed] Ends September 11

1r d. V. Ziegenfuss 8-6 6-2
2r d. M. Montgonery 6-2 6-0
3r d E. Emanuel 6-2 8-6
QF d. V. Wade [7] 6-3 6-1
SF d. K. Melville 6-3 6-2
F lost to M. Bueno [2] 6-3 6-1

Nancy graps an early 3-2 lead before Maria runs away with the title. Nancy makes 3 out of the 4 grand slams finals for 1966 but ended up 0 for 3. Nancy's usaually fine forehand is off.


South American Champs, Buenos Aires, October 30
??
QF d. Mabel Vrankovich 6-1 6-1
SF d. ??
F lost to N. Baylon 6-3 7-9 6-4

Doubles with Norma Baylon
?? d. DeBarboza.Vrankovich 6-4 3-6 6-1.


Victorian Champs. Melbourne, Aus. ends Dec 4
1R Bye
2R d. Pat Turner 6-2 6-1
3R Lost to Tegart 6-3 6-4


Doubles with Casals [#1 seeds]
QF d. Fenton/Walsham 6-4 6-4
SF Lost to Stove/Venneboer 6-4 4-6 6-3

South Australian, Adelaide. Ends Dec 17
1R Bye
2R d. Denise Brennan 6-0 6-3
3R d. Evonne Goolagong 6-1 6-0
QF d. Judy Tegart 2-6 6-4 6-1
SF Lost to Melville 4-6 6-3 7-5

Doubles with Casals
1R Bye
QF d. McKechnie/Waerne 6-0 7-5
SF d. Durr/Terras 3-6 6-4 6-4
F lost to Tegart/Turner 7-5 6-4.



************
Record for the Year
**Missing Nov-Dec 1966 and Jan 1967 issues of World Tennis.


44-9 and one default.
Won 4 of 14 events entered.

Won 4 doubles titles-including 3 of 4 slams with Maria Bueno.

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West Australia, Perth. [#1 seed] ends Jan 9.
1R
2R d. Lesley Hunt 6-0 6-4.
??
SF Lost to Francoise Durr 3-6 7-5 6-2

Doubles with Casals
??
SF d. Hunt/Lancaster 6-3 6-3
F Lost to Durr/Sherriff 4-6 6-4 6-0.

Tasmanian, Hobart. January 9-15
1R Bye
2R d. Kay Wilkinson 6-2 6-1.
QF d. Karen Krantzcke 9-7 6-3
SF d. Judy Tegart 6-1 6-1
F d. Lesley Turner 6-4 6-2

Doubles with Casals
??
QF d. Walsham.Starr 6-3 6-3
SF d. Gourlay/Krantzcke 8-6 1-6 11-9
F d. Tegart/Turner 6-2 6-3

Australian Nationals, Adelaide. ends Jan 20-30 [#1 foreign seed]
1R bye
2R d. K. Harris 6-0 6-2
3R d. Jenkins 6-3 6-2
QF d. Robinson 6-3 1-0 retired
SF d. Melville 6-4 6-1
F d. Turner [1] 6-1 6-4

Doubles with Casals
1R Bye
2R Lost to Fenton/Walsham 6-3 6-3

"Miss Richey slammed a backhand down the line to win the game, set, and match." Nancy tosses her racquet in the air and skips to the net after taking her first slam singles title. a capacity corwd of 6,000 on hand for the final.

Phoenix Thunderbird. ends March 19
1R bye
QF d. Lynne Abbes 6-4 6-2
Sf d. Mary Ann Eisel 6-1 3-6 6-4
F d. Carol Hanks Aucamp 6-1 6-4.

Doubles with Fales
1R d. Heinacke/Rippy 5-7 6-4 6-4
SF d. Aucamp/Eisel 9-7 7-61
F Lost to Hogan/Michel 7-5 6-4

Nancy's 4th Thunderbird title. She opted out of going to South Africa this year.

Tulsa Tennis Club Invit. June 1-4 (clay)
1R d. Becky Vest 6-2 7-5
SF d. Emilie Burrer 6-0 7-5.
F d. Carole Graebner 6-2 6-3

Doubles with Graebner
1R d. Richmond/Sanders 6-1 6-1
F d. Burrer/Kellmeyer 6-3 6-2.

Cliff wins the men's singles over Carole's husband!


London Grass, Queens. June 18-25
1R d. Betty Stove 6-3 6-2
2R d. d. Carole Kalo 6-0 6-2
3R d. Winnie Shaw 6-4 6-4
QF d. Lesley Turner 6-3 6-1.
SF d. Annette Van Zyl 6-4 7-5
F d. Kerry Melville 2-6 6-2 6-4.

Put on a devastating display in knocking out Turner in 30 minutes. "Back on the trail" after recovering from an injured back. Semis played indoors on wood. Won the final on "sheer determination" after Kerry took the first set. The match "was full of daring, brave tennis." Richey broke 4 times in the third only to lose her own serve. After her back injury she is poking the serve softly into the court. At 5-4 Richey finally held after a struggle to finish off the gung-ho ball bashing Melville.

Wimbledon [#5 seed]
1R d. Helen Gourlay 6-1 6-1
2R d. Joyce Williams 6-0 7-5
3R d. Anna Dmitrieva 6-4 6-4
4R Lost to Mary Ann Eisel 9-7 3-6 6-4

Doubles with Bueno. [#1 seeds]
1R Bye
2R d. Beltrame/Gordiani 6-1 6-1
3R d. Shaw/Williams 6-1 6-2
QF d. Durr/Sherriff 8-6 6-0
SF d. Tegart/Turner [4] 4-6 6-4 6-4
F Lost to Casals/King [3] 9-11 6-4 6-2.

Nancy was tentative "and unsure of herself" vs. Eisel on court 3. "Her length was poor, and because of her style of play she had nothing on which to fall back on." Defeat snaps a 24 match win streak.



Western, Indianapolis. [#1 seed] July 11-16
1R d. Diane Matzner 6-1 6-2
2R d. Aschner 6-4 7-5
QF d. Vest 6-0 6-2
SF d. Stephanie DeFina 7-5 6-3
F d. Kery Melville 6-4 6-0

Doubles with Graebner
1R d. Green-Sisson 6-2 6-2
QF d. Teeguarden/Zigenfuss 6-3 6-3
SF d. DeFina/Fretz 7-5 6-4
F d. Krantzcke/Melville 6-4 6-1

US Clay, Milwaukee. July 17-23 [#2 seed]
1R Bye
2R d. Tammy O'Shaughnessy 6-1 6-1
3R d. Diane Matzner 6-1 6-3
QF d. Peaches Bartkowitz 6-0 6-1
SF d. Kerry Melville 6-4 7-5
F d. Rosie Casals 6-2 6-3

Doubles with Graebner
1R
2R
QF Lost to Bartkowitz/Kellmeyer 3-6 6-1 6-2.

Casals had upset #1 seed King in the semis.

Wightman Cup, Cleveland. August 12-14. US d. GB 6-1
d. Ann Jones 6-2 6-2
d. Virginia Wade 3-6 8-6 6-2.

Nancy rips through Jones like a Texas tornado. On the last day she clinchers the Cup in a nail-biter. Wade "all but blasted her off the court" with 5 aces in set 1. Nancy twisted her back at 1-2 in the third but gamely fought on for the win despite being 3 points from defeat.



US Nationals
1R Bye
2R defaulted to Chris Beck


Forced to withdraw because of her bad back

**************
Record for the Year

39-2 and 1 default
Won 7 of 10 events entered.

Won 3 doubles titles.


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Ranked #2 in the US by the USTA.
World Tennis gives her a #5 World ranking.

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Missing April,September, November and December 1968 issues of World Tennis-anyone with results please send!


Ciudad de Barranquilla Columbia ends March 10

1r bye
2r d. I. Lofdahl 6-3 6-2
QF d. J. Tegart 6-3 1-6 6-3
SF d. A. Jones 7-5 6-1
F d. L. Bowrey 6-2 6-0

Doubles with J. Heldman

QF d. Lofdahl/Sandberg 5-7 6-3 7-5
SF lost to Bowrey/Tegart 6-0 6-4

Altamira International Invitation;Caracas Venezuela March 17

1r bye
2r d. W. Shaw 8-6 6-4
QF lost to J. Tegart 3-6 6-3 6-1

Doubles with V. Ziegenfuss

QF d. Lofdahl/Sandberg 7-5 6-1
SF lost to Bowrey/tegart 8-6 7-5


Curacao Netherlands Antilles March 22

1r bye
QF d. F. Urban 6-1 7-5
SF d. V. Ziegenfuss 8-6 6-3
F d. J. Tegart 2-6 6-1 6-2

Doubles with V. Ziegenfuss

1r bye
SF d. Truman/Shaw 6-2 6-3
F d. Neissen/Urban 6-2 7-9 6-3


Madison Square Garden
New York March 30

1r d. I. Lofdahl 6-1 6-3
QF d. J. Hldman 7-5 6-0
SF d. B. J. King 4-6 7-5 6-0 that famous match!
F d. J. Tegart 7-5 7-5

Richard Evans said "It will go down as one of the most memorable and significan tin tennis history."

Billie Jean King- (later in 1968) "I still wake up from nightmares thinking about that match. It was my all time worst match"

On match point Nancy "lunged desparately to balloon back a return. It was a standard overhead and Billie Jean knocked it a yard out. Suddenly it was all gone-all the drive, all the detrmination, all the confidence."

Caribe Hilton (Hard) ens April 7
1R d. Nell Truman 6-1 6-4
2R d. Christina Sandberg 6-0 6-1
QF d. Helga Niessen 6-2 7-5.
SF d. Judy Tegart 6-1 6-1
F d. Kathy Harter 6-3 6-4

Doubles with Ziegenfuss (Won)
1R d. Green/Reese 6-0 6-1
QF d. Niessen/Urban 3-6 8-6 6-0
SF d. DeFina/Harter 6-2 6-3
F d. Batkowitz/Tuero 6-4 6-4

Nancy retired the bowl.

Masters Invitation, St. Petersburg. (Clay) ends April 14
1R Bye
QF d. Ingrid Lofdahl 6-1 6-2
SF d. S. DeFina 4-6 6-2 6-0
F d. Lesley Bowrey 7-5 6-0

Doubles witrh Bowrey
1R Bye?
SF d. Shaw/Truman 7-5 6-1
F d. DeFina/Lofdahl 7-5 7-5


River Oaks Invitation, Houston. Ends April 21? (Clay)
1R
2R
QF d. Becky Vest 6-1 6-1
SF d. Linfa Turo 6-3 6-4
F d. Peaches Bartkowitz 6-1 6-1.

Doubles with Lowdem
SF Lost to Bartkowitz/Tuero 6-2 9-7.



Federation Cup, Paris. Ends May 26
1R Bye
2R (vs. Switzerland) d. Ann Marie Studer 6-1 6-1
QF (vs. France) d. Monique Salfati 6-1 6-4.
Eisel/Richey d. Darmon-Lieffrig 6-4 4-6 6-2
SF (vs. Netherlands) d. Astrid Suurbeck 6-2 6-3
Suurbeck/Venneboer d. Harter/Richey 2-6 8-6 6-0

The US doesn't have a strong singles player to back up Richey. In the semis the Dutch take the deciding doubles match.

French Open ends June 9 [#5 seed]
1R d. C. Barba Diaz 6-0 6-2
2R d. C. Sandberg 6-2 6-1
3R d. Karen Krantzcke 6-2 5-7 8-6
QF d. Elena Subirats 6-1 6-0
SF d. Billie Jean King [1] 2-6 6-3 6-4
F d. Ann Jones [2] 5-7 6-4 6-1.

First winner of a women's Open event where pros took part. King tried to drop and lob Nancy in the semis-giving up her normal style of net rushing. Though Nancy refused prize money as an amateur she did accept a voucher worth 200 pounds.

Jones led 5-1 in the final, with Nancy spraying errors off her backhand. Wearing her trademark floppy hat-Richey fought back to level a 5-5 before Ann won the first set. Nancy's grunts on her serve punctuated her determination. The effort of taking the drawn-out set exhausted the Brit who got as close as leading 4-2 in the second before collapsing. Nancy "kept pounding as inexorably as ever. Ann just dies away and when match point down double faulted with an air of complete exhuastion."

Wightman Cup, Wimbledon. GB d. US 4-3. June 14-15.
d. Christine Janes 6-0 6-4.
Shaw/Wade d. Eisel/Richey
Lost to Virginia Wade 6-4 2-6 6-3

London Grass, Queens. June 16-22
1R bye
2R d. Laura Rossow 6-0 6-2
3R d. Galina Baksheyeva 6-2 3-6 6-2
QF d. Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-1
SF d. Winnie Shaw 6-4 6-4
F abandoned due to rain. Split title with Christine Janes.

Doubles with Bueno
1R d. Gourlay/Rosssouw 6-3 6-4
2R d. DorisHart/Pratt 6-2 8-6
QF Lost to Bartkowitz/DeFina 6-2 1-6 6-4


Wimbledon [#5 seed]

Doubles with Bueno [#2 seeds]



Missing Nov-December of World Tennis

US Clay. July 15-21

Permian Basin Invitational, Midland, Texas. October ??
1R d. Nancy Gelner 6-1 6-1
SF d. Virginia Brown 6-1 6-0
F d. Diane Matzner 6-0 6-1

Westwood Invitational, Richmond (Indoor Clay) ends November 3
1R Bye
QF d. Nancy Reed 6-1 6-1
SF Lost to Stephanie DeFina 6-3 9-7

Doubles with Bueno
1R Bye
SF d. Davenport/Reed 6-0 6-1
F d. Aschner/Bartkowitz 6-1 6-2

Though Nancy and Maria were beaten in the semis they agreed to give an exhibition, as some had driven more than 300 miles just to see the them!





South American Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ends November 10
1R Bye
2R d. Ana Mareia Cavadini 6-3 8-6
QF d. Beatriz Araujo 6-2 6-1
SF d. Rosie Casals [2] 6-2 5-7 6-2
F defaults to Ann Jones [1]

Doubles with Puiggos
SF Lost to Heldman/Vrancovich 6-1 6-2.


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Ranked #1 in US by USTA-pros like Billie Jean King excluded from rankings. WT says she entered 15 events.

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Curacao International (Clay or Hard ??) ends March 2
1R Bye
QF d. Suurbeck 6-2 6-3
SF d. Tegart 6-3 6-2
F Lost to Heldman 5-7 6-1 10-8

Doubles F :Court/Tegart d. Heldman/Richey 6-4 6-2.

Nancy's brother wins the singles.

Phoenix Thunderbird -ends March 23(Hard) [#1 seed]
1R Bye
QF d. Carter 6-4 6-3
SF d. Martinez 6-3 6-3
F d. Hogan 6-2 6-0

Cliff and Nancy both win singles titles at the 17th annual Thunderbird.


South African Open (Hard)April 14 [#2 seed]
1R Bye
2R d. E. Dry 6-1 6-0
3R d. Durr 7-5 8-6
QF d. Harris 6-1 6-1
SF d. Wade 3-6 6-3 6-2
F Lost to Billie Jean King 6-3 6-4

Doubles F: Durr/Jones d. Richey/Wade [2] 6-2 3-6 6-4

Only her second career loss to Billie Jean. The NYT says Nancy was recovering from influenza.

In the semi there were "temperment displays by both players, with the Americans taking advantage of the Miss Wade's anger. Both were upset at some of the line calls and athe fact that a linesman was missing in the second set." At 3-3 Nancy refused to continue until he took up his position. "Two points later Miss Wade missed a volley and hurled her racquet into the net." After that "her game fell to pieces as Miss Richey aimed for the lines."


The final was a 70 "Match of absorbing styles". King won despite the long rallies in the first set. She sought the net more in the second set, finally getting the vital break with angled overheads. She hit a smash again on match point.

Atlanta (Clay?) ends May 4.
??Early rounds
SF d. Carol Aucamp 6-4 6-3
W d. Tuero 7-5 6-2

Federation Cup, Athens (Clay) May 21-25. US Wins final 2-1
1R Bye
2R d. Kostic 6-0 6-0. d. Dvornic/Skulj 6-1 6-0 in dubs
QF d. Riedl 6-0 6-0. d. Bassi/Pericoli 4-6 8-6 6-0 in dubs
SF d. Stove 7-5 6-2. d. Bakker/Stove 6-2 4-6 7-5 in dubs.
F d. Melville 6-4 6-3. d. Court/Tegart 6-4 6-4 in dubs.


Club only 5 miutes from the Parthenon. Julie Heldman played #1 singles, Nancy #2. In the final Nancy won with her "powerful and decisive forehand" and Heldman lost in running Court to the point where the Aussie was cramping. In the decider "Peaches and Nancy, to the great surprise of themselves, their captain, and the spectators, defeated Mrs. Court and Judy Tegart..to win the Cup." A tired Court missed repeatedly on overheads and volleys. Richey undefeated all week.

Nancy's first match lasted only 20 minutes!


French Open
1R d. Krantzcke 11-9 6-0
2R d. Chanfreau 6-4 6-4
3R d. Lundqvist 6-3 6-0
QF d. Heldman 6-3 9-7
SF Lost to Margaret Court 6-3 4-6 7-5

Doubles F: Durr/Jones d. Court/Richey 6-0 4-6 7-5.
Mixed:Cliff and Nacy lose a close QF to King/Newcombe 6-2 4-6 7-5.

World Tennis-
Nancy "refused to be outgunned by Heldman's slow, quick, slow quick tactics" in the quarters. The defender gave Court a real scare in the semis, "feasting" on thr aussie's forehand errors to level the match at a set apiece. .."The Australian seemed to have relinquished all hope of victory when she trailed 2-5. But strangley it was Nancy who cracked. She doubled faulted to lose service for 4-5 and dropped serve again as Margaret pressured her with blazing volleys."

Tupper of the NYT-
Nancy, "Familiar in floppy hat and White shorts".."Succumbed to such a run of superb shotmaking that it defied the possible." Margaret won 'this entrancing match" on a backhand stop volley that just went over. Behind 2-5, Court stormed the net as Nancy "found balls whizzing by her. " A double-fault and fall that shook her found Miss Richey at 5-5. At match point, in a last gasp, Miss Richet slugged the ball down the line as Mrs. Court roared out of nowhere to reach it as the cheers tumbled down."


Wimbledon (Grass) [#5 seed]
1R d. Lindstrom 6-1 6-1
2R d. Tomlinson 6-3 6-4
3R d. Bartkowitz 6-4 8-6
4R d. Krantzcke 4-6 6-3 7-5
QF Lost to Ann Jones [4] 6-2 7-5

[From World Tennis]
"When the umpire called game, set, and match to Miss Richey only a handful of thre 1500 specatators applauded" on Court 8. "At 5-all in the third set Nancy served a double-fault, but she thought otherwise and questioned the decision for many moments. Karen remearked: "Lets continue". A tense Nancy retorted:"Shut up". This was so out of character for thelittle Texan, who has always maintained perfect poise and equally perfect manners on the court..."

In the quarters Ann was on from the first game, 'whereas Nancy was apprehensive and her accuracy and length of drive seemed to have deserted her." At 5-1 Nancy saved 2 matches, one with "an audacious volley". She pulled up to 5-5 before Jones held on to win.




US Clay, Indianapolis. July 27 (Clay) [#1 seed]
1R d. Cardenas 6-0 6-1
2R d. Ayala 6-0 6-0
QF d. Harris 2-6 6-0 6-2
SF Lost to Gail Chanfreau 6-3 6-4

A surprise defeat, breaking Nancy's stranglehold in the US Clay.

Wightman Cup, Cleveland August 9-11. (Hard) Us d. Britain 5-2
d. Shaw 8-6 6-2
Lost to Virginia Wade 6-3 2-6 6-4

Nancy escaped 7 set points in the opener vs. Shaw. 15,000 watched play over 3 days. Nancy has arm trouble and opted out of the doubles.

US Open August 30-Sept 7 (Grass) [#6 seed]
1R d. Reese 6-2 6-1
2R d. Williams 6-3 6-1
3R d. Shaw 3-6 6-4 6-2
QF d. King [2] 6-4 8-6
SF d. Casals [7] 7-5 6-3
F Lost to Margaret Court 6-2 6-2 [2]

Odds on a Richey win put at 1-8 before event. Court and King cofavorites at 3-1.


Nancy "switched from wood to steel and back to wood this summer." The quarter between King and Richey was played on the Grandstand. "Nancy started magnificently, hitting crisp drives to the corenr. The length on her service had the former champion groping and scrambling from the first point."
After winning the first set at 6-4 Richey went to the net more often to erase a 2-5 deficit, stunning the defender 6-4 8-6. King failed to convert on a set point. The NYT writer wrote that "neither girl cracked a smile the netire match". With her win Nancy now has an 11-2 lifetine edge over BJ.

Richey's semi is also on the grandstand. "The poker-faced Texan, whose concentration is phenomenal, forged ahead with firm, deep drives."

In the final Nancy's tactics were to "take the net at the first opportunity". but Court's power "forced the little Texaninto volleying errors". In the second Richey at 1-3 made "a magnificent last stand. She pinned her oppenent to the baseline and grunted louder and louder as she punched the ball deep into the corners." In the end though it was Court's day at 6-2 6-2.

Pacific Southwest September 28 (Hard) [#2 seed]
1R d. Walsh 6-4 6-3
2R d. Weigandt 6-2 6-4
QF d. Durr 6-2 6-4
SF Lost to King [3] 6-3 6-3

Howard Hughes Open, Las Vegas. October 6-12 (Hard)
1R d. Shaw 6-1 6-3
SF d. Jones 7-6 6-0
F d. King 2-6 6-4 6-1

Richey wins in an 8 woman field that includes Court, King, and Jones. Her win is worth $3,000.


***********************
Record for the year.

Won-Lost
38-8 Won 3 out of 10 events entered.


********************************
World Tennis rates Nancy at #4 in the world for the year with 3 wins in 12 events. "As is her wont, she played a limited number of tournaments"..."Forest Hills saw Richey at her best..she beat King and Casals but in the final found Court in iressistable form".

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ITPA Open Indoor TournamentPhiladelphia, February 1970
1R d. V. Wade 6-3 6-2
SF lost to B.J. King 6-4 7-5

King uses a lopped forehand and sliced backhand in contrast to Richey's flat drives. Nancy leads 5-2 in the second, but the wind goes out of her sails after a controversila point. According to the NYT "Behind 4-5 in the second set, Mrs King served what was called a fault, but the umpire did not hear the call and the point was played out, with Miss Richey winning it. An argument ensued and Mrs King was awarded two serves on the replay.

Mrs. King won that game and the next two for the match, and Nancy fumed in the dressing room."


National US Women's Indoors [#1 seed]
Winchester, Masachusetts Feb 26 - Mar 2

1r bye
2r d. C. Gordon 6-0 6-0
QF d. V. Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-1
SF lost to P. Hogan 0-6 6-4 6-1
3rd place play-off d. P. Bartkowicz

Doubles. Bartkowicz-Richey

1r d. Gordon-Keller 6-1 6-0
QF d. Grubb-Teegarden 6-3 6-3
SF d. Hogan-Michel 6-4 6-3
F d. Curtis-Ziegenfuss 8-6 6-4

"I'm in shock. I don't think I'll come down for a week". Patty Hogan reacting to her shock comeback from 0-6 2-4 down to come back and beat #1 ranked Nancy Richey.


WLOD International
Lighthouse Point, Fort Lauderdale March 1970 (Clay)

1r bye
2r d. L. Fleming 6-1 6-2
QF d. N. Truman 6-1 6-2
SF d. C. Evert 6-3 4-6 6-2
F d. P. Bartkowicz 6-3 6-0

Doubles. Bartkowicz-Richey

1r bye
QF d. Grubb-Teegarden
SF d. Harris-Truman 6-2 6-2
F d. Harter-Hogan 6-2 6-1

Jackonsville Florida Mar 29 (Clay) [#1 seed]

1r bye
QF d V. Vopiickova 6-0 6-1
SF d S. Johnson 6-3 7-9 6-4
F d V. Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-3

Masters' Invitation (Clay)
St. Petersburg, Florida. April

Early Rounds?
QF d K. Harris
SF d S. Johnson 6-2 6-2
F d J. Alvarez 6-0 6-2

Charlotte Invitation, April (Clay)

1r d Buding
QF d D. Fales
SF d L. Du Pont 6-1 6-0
F d A. Palmeova 6-0 6-0

Doubles
F Richey-A. Bakker d. Harter-Lundquist 6-3 4-6 6-4

Sacramento (Hard)

QF d E. Emanuel
SF d V. Ziegenfuss
F d D. Carter

Wightman Cup, Wimbledon. June 12-13. US d. GB 4-3.

lost Jones 6-3 6-3
lost Wade 6-3 6-2

Loses end at least a 17 match win streak. In her second match vs. Wade Nancy "wailed in pain" as she fell to the turf and twisted a knee. She also reinjured her ribs. She continued in a knee stocking but decided not to play the doubles. Her father declared "She had been having treatment for a strained side. She will scratch from Wimbledon and come home tomorrow."

Western OpenCincinatti, July21-27 (Clay) [#1 seed]
1r d Gongora 6-0 6-0
2R d. Gail Hansen 6-0 6-1
QF d. L. Tuero
SF d. H. Gourley 4-6 6-3 6-2
F lost R. Casals [2] 6-3 6-3

Her first event since being off with an injury. Cliff also loses in the men's final.

US Clay CourtsIndianapolis, July 28-August 2.
1R d. Pat Bostrom 6-0 6-0
2R d. A. Lebedeff
QF d. H. Gourlay 6-3 6-3
Sf lost to L. Tuero 9-7 7-5

The Tuero-Richet semi lasted 2 and a half hours.

US Open [#3 seed]
1r d. L. Du Pont 6-2 6-3
2r d. G. Chanfreau 6-3 6-3
3r d O. Morozova 7-5 2-6 6-2
QF d. L. Hunt 6-4 6-4
SF lost to M. Court [1] 6-1 6-3

Doubles. Pulled out.

Carolinas Invitational, Charlotte. (Clay) Sept ??-20.
Bye-?
SF d. V. Wade
F d. C. Evert


Evert stuns grand slam champ Court in the semis, but Richey refuses to be overawed by the new kid and swats her down in two . To make it sweeter Cliff also takes the men's final.

Virginia Slims Invitation. Sept 25-27 (Clay or Hard?)
Houston, September
1R d. P. Bartkowicz 6-3 6-3
SF lost to. J. Dalton 4-6 7-5 6-2
3rd place play-off lost to K. Melville 6-1 6-2

Women rebels refuse to play the Pacific Southwest, where there is no prize money for the girls until the quarters! History is made as Virginia Slims steps in and gives birth to a women's only tour. Houston is the first event.

Pacific Coast. September 28-October 4 (Hard) [#3 seed]
1r d. B. Downs 6-1 6-2
2r d. V. Ziegenfuss 6-2 6-4
QF d. H. Gourlay 6-1 6-3
SF d. B. J. King [1] 7-5 5-7 6-4
F d. R. Casals [2] 7-6 6-4

Doubles Melville-Richey

1r bye
2r d. Ishii-Plowman 6-0 6-2
QF d. Harter-Ziegenfuss 6-3 6-2
SF defaulted to Dalton-Hogan

V. Slims of Richmond November 5-8 (Indoor Clay)
1R-Bye
QF d. Darlene Hard 6-1 6-4
SF d. Casals 6-3 6-2
F Lost to King 6-3 6-3.

The women play to sell out crowds.

On December 15 Nancy is married to Kenneth Gunter


***********************
Record for the Year

Singles:
Won 40
Lost 9

Won 7 out of 14 events entered.


Won 3 doubles titles, two with Peaches Bartkowitz.

Ranked #1 in the US, as was brother Cliff, the first (and so far only) ever brother-sister top ranked pair.
Thanks to Chris Whiteside for most results

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British Motor Cars Invitational San Francisco (Indoors) Jan 9
1r d. V. Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-2
QF d. P. Bartkowicz 6-2 4-6 6-0
SF lost to R. Casals [2] 6-4 7-6
3rd place play-off lost to A. Jones

Doubles with Bartkowitz
1R Lost to Casals/King [1] 6-3 6-4


Billie Jean King Invitation Long Beach California (Hard) Jan 17
1r d. K. Pigeon 6-3 6-3
QF d. D. Carter 6-3 6-3
SF lost to R. Casals [2] 6-3 6-1

Doubles with Bartkowitz
1R Lost to Durr/Jones [2] 6-1 7-5

Somewhere in here Nancy has a tonsilectomy which keep her off the tour for a while.


Virginia Slims Invitational of New York (Indoors)March 27
1r lost to A. Jones 6-7 7-6 6-4


Caribe Hilton Invitation San Juan Puerto Rico April 4 (Hard)
1r d. M. Ayala 6-1 6-1
2r d. F. Durr 6-0 6-3
QF d. J. Dalton 4-6 7-5 6-2
SF d. P. Bartkowicz 6-2 6-2
F lost to A. Jones 6-4 6-4

Doubles with B. A. Hansen
1r bye
QF lost to Heldman/Bartkowicz 6-1 6-2

Caesar's Palace World Pro Championships Las Vegas April 18 (Hard)
1r d. D. Carter-Triolo 6-1 6-3
QF lost to B. J. King [1] 6-2 2-6 6-4

Doubles no entry

French OpenParis [#4 seed]
1r d. M. I. Fernandez 6-1 6-1
2r d. L. Hunt 7-5 6-0
3r d. L. Rossouw 7-5 6-2
QF d. L. Bowrey 6-2 6-4
SF lost to H. Gourlay 6-2 6-3

Doubles with K. Melville[#4 seeds]
1r bye
2r d. Nasuelli/Porzio 6-2 6-2
3R Lost to Bentzer/Sandberg 3-6 6-4 6-0


Wimbledon June/July [#6 seed]

1r d. L. Liem 6-2 6-1
2r d. P. A. Reese 6-0 6-1
3r d. K. Sawamatsu 6-2 6-2
4r d. S. Yansone 6-3 6-2
QF lost to E. Goolagong [3] 6-3 6-2

Doubles with K. Melville

1r d. Bowrey/Hunt 6-3 7-5
2r d. Bartkowicz/Heldman 8-6 4-6 6-3
3r d. Bonicelli/Fernandez 6-2 8-6
QF defaulted to Curtis/Ziegenfuss


Virginia Slims International, Houston. Aug 8 (Indoor)
1R d. V. Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-4
QF wins by default over J. Heldman
SF lost to B. J. King [1] 7-5 6-1
3rd place play-ff d. J. Dalton 6-3 6-3

Doubles with Melville
1R Lost to Hunt/Pigeon 6-0 1-6 6-3

WT reports that King and Richey "have played many exciting matches over the years, but Nancy's recent marriage has made tennis almost secondary and she no longer has the sting and fire of her early years.But she has never looked more charming and she is absolutely elegant in her new "nancy" tennis dresses."


Virginia Slims Clay Courts, Chicago. August 22
1r d. J. Cooper 6-3 6-2
QF d. B. A. Hansen 6-3 6-2
SF lost to B. J. King [1] 7-6 7-6

Doubles with Hunt
1R d. Faulkner/Greenwood 6-4 6-2
QF d. Hansen/Maertinez 6-1 6-1
SF Lost to Casals/King [1] 6-2 6-3

US Open (Grass) Sept 15 [#7 seed]
1r d. C. Martinez 6-2 6-3
2r d. E. Subirats 6-3 6-1
3r lost to L. du Pont 0-6 6-2 6-4

Doubles with K. Melville [#4 seeds]
1r d. Austin/Cooper 6-3 6-2
2r d. Du Pont/Gengler 6-2 6-4
QF d. Shaw/Stove [5] 6-2 5-7 6-1
SF lost to Casals/Dalton [1] 6-4 6-0

Virginia Slims Thunderbird, Phoenix(Hard)
1R Marion Greenwood defaults
2R d. P. Teegarden 6-2 7-6
QF d. F. Durr 4-6 6-2 6-2
SF lost to R. Casals [2] 6-3 6-2
3rd place play-off lost to K. Melville 6-2 3-6 7-6

Doubles with Hunt
1R d. Holdsworth/orbstein 6-2 6-2
QF Lost to Casals/King [1] 4-6 6-0 6-1

*********************
Record for the Year

Singles: 24-11. Won 0 of 11 events
Doubles: 10-8 and 1 default. Won 0 of 9 events.

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