Oooh-1977 is a sentimental favorite of mine-the first year I followed tennis from start to finish.
I loved Ginny Wade and hated Chris Evert with a passion-
Forgive me Daze and BCP-Rollo was young.
Here's a moment from Forest Hills. It's bits and pieces from the New York Times Neil Amdur. The first line shines--
Third Round-Austin d. Barker  6-1 6-4
"At Wimbledon Miss Austin's victory was Alice in Wonderland, with the little fawn tripping the light fantastic.
After beating Miss Barker yesterday, a star was born.
Miss Austin's victory came 6 years to the day that Chris Evert stole the hearts of Forest Hills fans... Trcy dominated the 21 year old Miss Barker in every phase of the game from stroke production to tactics. And this was against a player who had finished second to Miss Evert at the Virginia Slims championships, reached the semifinals of Wimbledon and has earned $189,000 this year.
After having left the stadium smiling to a standing ovation from the capacity crowd of 12,004, Miss Austin suffered an abdominal disorder in the locker room. ....Ice packs were applied to the area, as Miss Austin treafully saw her tournament hopes fading.
But about an hour later Miss Austin seemed more fully recovered. Her dsicomfort might have been an intestinal problem, brought on by nerves or having skippeded breakfast. 'Something pulled', she said. 'I thought it was a muscle, but it seems fine now.'
To be continued.....
Last edited by Rollo; Dec 4th, 2004 at 07:55 PM.