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1982 season (World of Tennis)

Are we still doing the bit about posting stuff from old issues of "World of Tennis"? Here are a couple of pieces from the 1982 Toyota season. I'll post the rest of it over the next few days.

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SPRING IN AMERICA
5 APRIL - 2 MAY

Family Circle Cup

Virtually invincible on fast surfaces during the past two years, Martina still had to prove, when she arrived on Hilton Head Island for the tenth Family Circle Cup, that she could win a clay-court tournament, something she had not done since capturing the inaugural Murjani WTA Championship in 1980.

Having lost only one of 28 matches in 1982 -- to Sylvia Hanika in the final of the Avon Championships -- Navratilova was obviously at the top of her game. But she had not yet played Evert Lloyd, almost invincible on clay and who, having never dropped a set in winning six Family Circle Cup titles, was fresh from her clay court victory over Jaeger in West Palm Beach.

Both players confronted a solid field at the picturesque Sea Pines Racquet Club, with only Tracy Austin, Hanika and Barbara Potter missing from the top ten. Chris breezed into the semis without the loss of a set to run her Family Circle Cup match streak to 32 and her string of consecutive sets to 64. Martina, meanwhile, had to survive a mid-match slump in beating power-hitting Andrea Leand in the quarters 6-1 6-7 6-1. Only two hours earlier, Navratilova had completed a 6-3 6-3 triumph over Ivanna Madruga Osses in a match suspended by the rain the previous day after the first set. A far more cerebral player nowadays, relying as much on guile as her vaunted power, Navratilova rarely went to the net in the climactic third set against Leand, electing to stay back in the hope of inducing errors.

Also advancing to the semis were Andrea Jaeger, who dropped only nine games in her first three matches, and fifth seed Mima Jausovec, upset victor over fourth seed Hana Mandlikova. As was the case against Leand, Navratilova overwhelmed Jausovec 6-1 in the first set, but dropped the second when, from 3-3, Jausovec ran off three straight games, with sharply angled groundstrokes that produced a spate of errors by the lunging Navratilova. Mima then broke Martina in the first game of the third set, before Navratilova broke service in the second and sixth games for the match.

Evert Lloyd's relative inactivity -- the Family Circle Cup was only her second tournament since December -- appeared to be a key factor in her match against Jaeger, whom she had beaten in their only two previous meetings on clay. She dropped the first set 6-1 but played brilliantly in the second, yielding only six points and one game. However, Jaeger, far more conservative in her shotmaking and relying heavily on her moonball, proved steadier in their long baseline duels in the third. A slew of errors by Evert Lloyd off her normally impeccable backhand permitted Andrea to break service in the fourth and sixth games to go ahead 5-1. Chris, desperately trying to preserve her winning streak, fought back to break in the seventh game, but Jaeger responded by breaking through at love on four Evert Lloyd miscues to take the match.

In the final, though, Jaeger was crushed by Navratilova's dazzling virtuoso performance. Martina's fourth service break enabled her to take the first set 6-4 and she totally dominated the second, which she won 6-2. Andrea, and just about everyone else in the packed stadium, expected Martina to try to overwhelm the Illinois teenager, but, with intelligent, tactical play , she resorted to delicately angled chips and slices, while varying the pace of her groundstrokes and attacking the net judiciously. And, clearly demonstrating the vast improvement in her ground game, Martina was steadier than Andrea from the baseline. 'It was the best match I've ever played on clay', Navratilova said. In addition to her $34,000 first prize, Navratilova's triumph also gave her a second leg in the Playtex Challenge Series, leaving her the only player eligible to win the million-dollar prize offered to any player able to capture four events on four different surfaces, or the $500,000 prize for the winner of three out of four.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 5-11 April
Singles Quarter-finals:
M. Navratilova d. A. Leand 6-1 6-7 6-1
M. Jausovec d. H. Mandlikova 7-5 6-0
A. Jaeger d. Z. Garrison 6-2 6-1
Mrs. J. M. Lloyd d. P. H. Shriver 6-2 6-4

Singles Semi-finals:
Navratilova d. Jausoved 6-1 3-6 6-2
Jaeger d. Lloyd 6-1 1-6 6-2

Singles Final:
Navratilova d. Jaeger 6-4 6-2

Doubles Final:
Navratilova/Shriver d. J. Russell/V. Ruzici 6-1 6-2


Bridgestone Doubles Tournament

Fort Worth, 12-18 April
Semifinals:
K. Jordan/A.E. Smith d. L. Allen/M. Jausovec 6-3 6-0
M. Navratilova/P.H. Shriver d. S. Barker/A. Kiyomura 6-2 3-6 6-2

Final:
Navratilova/Shriver d. Jordan/Smith 7-5 6-3


Murjani WTA Championships

Had Chris Evert Lloyd approached the third Murjani WTA Championships with apprehension, she could have been forgiven. Another streak was on the line -- 16 straight match wins at Amelia Island, Florida, where she and her husband, John, now live. And, though Navratilova (whom she had crushed there 6-0 6-0 in 1981) and five other top players were missing, Andrea Jaeger was on hand. But Chris is not one to dwell on her rare defeats, even when they occur on clay, where she has lost only five times -- to Jaeger, Tracy Austin, Hana Mandlikova, Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Margaret Court.

The field at the $250,000 event was distinguished by its youth, with Evert Lloyd and Ivanna Madruga Osses the only quarter-finalists over the age of 18. Among the teens gaining the quarters was 16-year-old Kathy Horvath, who upset fourth-seeded Mima Jausovec before falling to Jaeger in the semis. Andrea's victory set up her third straight clay-court meeting with Evert Lloyd, who beat Bettina Bunge in the semis.

Not only did Evert Lloyd avenge her defeat in the Family Circle Cup, she annihilated Jaeger 6-3 6-1. And the first-set score was not reflective of Evert Lloyd's mastery. 'I didn't want to be down 3-1 to Andrea this year', she said.

Jaeger and her father, Roland, did not take kindly to Andrea having to play Chris on Sunday afternoon following a three-set struggle against Horvath the night before. 'It's not fair', he said. 'No one should have to play Chris or Tracy on clay after playing a match like Andrea had the night before. But it was her own fault that the semi-final match was so difficult.'

Given the way Evert Lloyd played, though, it seemed unlikely Jaeger would have fared much better had she had another eight hours of rest before the final. After collecting her $32,000 winner's cheque she said: 'This is the first match that I've felt like my old self.' Meaning that, back on her favourite surface, she was also back at the top of her game.

Amelia Island, Florida, 19-25 April
Singles Quarter-finals:
Mrs. J. M. Lloyd d. I. Madruga Osses 6-3 6-2
B. Bunge d. P. Casale 6-0 6-3
K. Horvath d. C. Tanvier 7-5 6-2
A. Jaeger d. K. Rinaldi 6-3 7-5

Singles Semi-finals:
Lloyd d. Bunge 7-6 6-2
Jaeger d. Horvath 6-4 1-6 7-6

Singles final:
Lloyd d. Jaeger 6-3 6-1

Doubles final:
L. Allen/M. Jausovec d. B.Potter/S. Walsh 6-1 7-5
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Thanks samn!!!!! I never saw either of those two tournaments in 1982 but it sounds like they were tough and competitive just as we saw in subsequent years. These two tournaments are easily my favorite non slams along with the Virginia Slims Champ and the Canadian Open.

I believe that Jaeger's upset of Chris was Evert's first ever loss at Hilton Head. So I'm sure that Evert's win the next week at Amelia Island was sweet revenge.
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Wasn't the FCC Chris's third tourney of the year? I saw her play in Oakland, losing to Jaeger in February and the article mentions a tourney in West Palm Beach. Or was the WPB affair an exhibition? Is this the tourney that Chris played Evonne and nearly lost?
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Wasn't the FCC Chris's third tourney of the year? I saw her play in Oakland, losing to Jaeger in February and the article mentions a tourney in West Palm Beach. Or was the WPB affair an exhibition? Is this the tourney that Chris played Evonne and nearly lost?
The WPB tourney was a tour event called the Citizen Cup. I don't know if its the same tournament that used to be/still is held in Hamburg, Germany by the same name. I don't know how large the field was but the semifinals were Chris vs. Evonne in a 3 set thriller and Andrea vs. Hana in a straight set win for Andrea.
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Wasn't the FCC Chris's third tourney of the year? I saw her play in Oakland, losing to Jaeger in February and the article mentions a tourney in West Palm Beach. Or was the WPB affair an exhibition? Is this the tourney that Chris played Evonne and nearly lost?

Hi Mark,

No it wasn't, Chris' first tourney of 82 was the Avon Championship of Oakand, where she lost to Jaeger in the final for the first time in her carreer. Score was 7-6 6-4. Then, she played the Citizen Cup in Palm Beach, which was a tourney with 4 players, regrouping Chris, Hana, Andrea and Evonne. Results:

C. Evert def; E. Goolagong 5-7 6-1 6-4
A; Jaeger def. H. Mandlikova 7-5 7-6

F: Evert def; Jaeger 6-1 7-5

The Citizen Cup was played again in 85 and again won by Chris Evert. She defeated Bassett 6-2 6-1 and Mandlikova 6-3 6-3. It is not entirely clear whether these tournaments were part of the official tour or just exhibitions. At the time they were played, they were not always reported as official events (like the event that was played in Tokyo in November was not reported as an official event for a number of years;.)

The only thing I know is that the two Palm Beach CCups are recorded as being part of the 157 victories of Chris Evert in official events.
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Hi Mark,

No it wasn't, Chris' first tourney of 82 was the Avon Championship of Oakand, where she lost to Jaeger in the final for the first time in her carreer. Score was 7-6 6-4. Then, she played the Citizen Cup in Palm Beach, which was a tourney with 4 players, regrouping Chris, Hana, Andrea and Evonne. Results:

C. Evert def; E. Goolagong 5-7 6-1 6-4
A; Jaeger def. H. Mandlikova 7-5 7-6

F: Evert def; Jaeger 6-1 7-5

The Citizen Cup was played again in 85 and again won by Chris Evert. She defeated Bassett 6-2 6-1 and Mandlikova 6-3 6-3. It is not entirely clear whether these tournaments were part of the official tour or just exhibitions. At the time they were played, they were not always reported as official events (like the event that was played in Tokyo in November was not reported as an official event for a number of years;.)

The only thing I know is that the two Palm Beach CCups are recorded as being part of the 157 victories of Chris Evert in official events.

Sorry, I meant it was her third tourney. Fo some stange reasons, I thought you said that FCC was her first tourney of 82. It is almost 2 pm in Europe and I swear I haven't been drinking. Maybe I need glasses.......
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Hahaha! Thanks for the info. Has anyone ever seen this 1982 match up between Chris and Evonne? I remember an article that Mike Lupica wrote about it at the time, saying it was quite dramatic and that Evonne was nearly back to peak form after her second childbirth. I was thrilled at the time, thinking Evonne had a great chance to do some damage at Wimbledon later that year.

I was so disappointed that she really never did any damage for the rest of her career.
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Hahaha! Thanks for the info. Has anyone ever seen this 1982 match up between Chris and Evonne? I remember an article that Mike Lupica wrote about it at the time, saying it was quite dramatic and that Evonne was nearly back to peak form after her second childbirth. I was thrilled at the time, thinking Evonne had a great chance to do some damage at Wimbledon later that year.

I was so disappointed that she really never did any damage for the rest of her career.

I believe Mr Daze 11 can give you some information on the 82 Evert-Goolagong that was apparently very similar to the US Open 75 finals with long baseline rallies and Evonne matching Chris' baseline game with a nice selection of sliced/topsin backhands forehands, drop shots, wrongfooting her at the net, sometimes chip and charging.

I saw the 75 US Open finals and I've never seen any female player with such a talented range of shots, with the exception of Hana in her good days.

Evonne did small damage at the end of 82 in Sydney where she beat Jaeger before winning a set against Martina. Then, she lost to Reynolds at the AO after having a couple of match points.
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Thanks samn!!!!! I never saw either of those two tournaments in 1982 but it sounds like they were tough and competitive just as we saw in subsequent years. These two tournaments are easily my favorite non slams along with the Virginia Slims Champ and the Canadian Open.
Same here. Hilton Head, Amelia Island, the Canadian Open, the Slims, Zurich and Stuttgart are my favourites outside the Slams. In fact my favourite part of the tennis calendar is the clay-grass season that begins in Hilton Head (or Amelia) and ends with Wimbledon.

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I believe that Jaeger's upset of Chris was Evert's first ever loss at Hilton Head. So I'm sure that Evert's win the next week at Amelia Island was sweet revenge.
Actually, I think the loss to Jaeger was the first time Evert even lost a set at the Family Circle! That's one hell of a record.

I'll post the remaining articles over the weekend.
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Same here. Hilton Head, Amelia Island, the Canadian Open, the Slims, Zurich and Stuttgart are my favourites outside the Slams. In fact my favourite part of the tennis calendar is the clay-grass season that begins in Hilton Head (or Amelia) and ends with Wimbledon.



Actually, I think the loss to Jaeger was the first time Evert even lost a set at the Family Circle! That's one hell of a record.

I'll post the remaining articles over the weekend.

Absolutely,

OK, just before Christmas, a list of Evert's victories at the FCC:

74: defeat Harris 6-1 6-2; Overton w-o; Stove 6-2 6-3; Casals 6-1 6-0; Melville 6-1 6-3.

75: defeat Meyer 6-0 6-0; Casals 6-1 6-0; Durr 6-2 6-0; Goolagong 6-1 6-1; Navratilova 7-5 6-4.

76: defeat Turnbull 6-2 6-1; Fretz 6-0 6-0; Stove 6-4 6-4; Struthers 6-0 6-0; Melville 6-2 6-2.

77: def. Bruning 6-0 6-3; Turnbull 6-1 6-0; May 6-0 6-1; Jausovec 6-3 6-3; King 6-0 6-1.

78: def. Norton 6-1 6-0; Jausovec 6-0 6-1; Richards 6-4 6-3; Austin 6-3 6-1; Melville 6-2 6-0.

81: def. Lee 6-0 6-0; Norton 6-1 7-5; Marsikova 6-1 6-1; Ruzici 6-0 6-1; Shriver 6-3 6-2

82: def. W White 6-2 6-2; P Smith 6-1 6-0; Shriver 6-2 6-4; lost to Jaeger 6-1 1-6 6-2

84: def. Henricksson 6-4 6-1; M Maleeva 6-1 4-6 6-3; Hanika 6-0 6-1; Garrison 6-1 6-4; Kohde 6-2 6-3

85: def. Burgin 6-1 6-0; Casale 6-1 6-4; Ruzici 6-2 6-0; Graf 6-2 6-1; Sabatini 6-4 6-0

86: def. Hanika 7-6 6-1; Kelesi 6-4 6-1; Sukova 6-3 6-4; Rehe 6-2 6-1; lost to Graf 6-4 7-5

87: def. P Huber 7-5 6-2; Spence 6-3 6-0; Bunge 6-3 6-2, lost to M Maleeva 6-1 2-6 7-6

Kerry Melville did well at the FCC , reached the final three times, twice beating Navratilova on the way (74 and 78)

Apparently Chris Evert's defeat to Jaeger was only the third of 202 matches on clay played between 1973 and 1982.
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United Airlines Tournament of Champions

With Evert Lloyd bypassing the event and Austin still recuperating from a chronic back problem, it seemed inevitable that Navratilova and Jaeger would meet in a re-match of their Family Circle Cup encounter at the Grenelefe resort in Orlando, Florida. The question was: could Martina beat Andrea twice in a row on clay? The question remained unanswered, as Jaeger, who had lost to Navratilova in the final of this event in 1981, was derailed in the semis by fourth seed Wendy Turnbull, 6-3 6-2.

For a while it appeared that Navratilova might not get past the second round, where she met Bettina Bunge, who was rankled at being unseeded. Ranked 12th in the world, Bunge felt she should have been seeded seventh. However, the draw having been limited to 23, only six players were seeded. Thus Bunge met in the first round Mary-Lou Piatek, who would have been seeded eight, and, even worse, her second-round foe was Navratilova. Upset though she may have been over these pairings, Bunge played brilliantly against Navratilova before succumbing 6-2 3-6 7-6(7-2). 'This could have been the final in any tournament', Navratilova said afterwards. 'I played damn well and so did she.'

On the basis of their head-to-head records, Jausovec seemed to pose little threat to Navratilova in the semis after Martina had routed Pat Medrado of Brazil 6-3 6-0 in the quarters. Since losing to Mima in their first meeting at Wimbledon eight years earlier, Navratilova had posted 17 consecutive victories over the petite Yugoslav baseliner. But Mima, always at her best on clay, blunted the force of Martina’s heavy arsenal in the opening set with her deft, guileful shotmaking to win 6-1. Martina, forced to raise her game to its highest level, squared it by taking the second set 6-4. But then, in a pulsating third-set tie-break, Jausovec reached match-point at 5-6. Whereupon Martina showed her mettle as a champion with an ace, followed by a forehand volley which put her at match-point, then a wicked forehand induced an error for the match. A dejected Jausovec ascribed her defeat to bad fortune. ‘Luck decided the match’, she said. ‘Like when she aced me at 5-6 in the tie-break; you have to be lucky to do that.’ Maybe. But somehow champions have a way of producing such shots when everything is on the line.

Turnbull had a slightly less eventful route to the final, superb volleying taking her past Shriver, 7-6(7-4) 6-7(7-5) 6-3 in the quarters, and to an upset triumph over Jaeger, 6-2 7-6 in the semis. Throughout, Wendy dared Andrea to pass her at the net and time and again cut off Jaeger’s groundstrokes with volley winners.

In a battle of serve-and-volleyers, Turnbull was out-gunned and out-steadied by Navratilova in the final. Turnbull’s groundstrokes, unerring against Jaeger, withered under Navratilova’s onslaught as she fell 6-2 7-6, even though she was up a break in the second set.

For Navratilova, the environment was as significant as her shotmaking. ‘I seem to get in a groove if I win in a particular city’, she said, after collecting $50,000 along with her third straight title in the Tournament of Champions. So now the player to beat on the clay courts is the master of the fast, indoor surfaces – Martina Navratilova.

Orlando, 26 April – 2 May

Women’s Singles – Quarter-finals:
M. Navratilova d. P. Medrado (BR) 6-3 6-0
M. Jausovec (YU) d. B. Potter 2-6 6-3 6-4
W. M. Turnbull (AUS) d. P. H. Shriver 7-6 6-7 6-3
A. Jaeger d. L. Bonder 6-3 6-0

Semi-finals:
Navratilova d. Jausovec 1-6 6-4 7-6
Turnbull d. Jaeger 6-3 6-2

Final:
Navratilova d. Turnbull 6-2 7-5

Women’s Doubles – Final:
R. Casals/Turnbull d. K. Jordan/A. E. Smith 6-3 6-3


EUROPE AWAKENS:
3 May – 20 June

Martina Navratilova was almost casual in the way she built up to the two big triumphs of her year. She let Chris Lloyd have things almost her own way in Europe before Paris, with Chris, in Martina’s absence, winning both the Italian title in Perugia and the Swiss Championships in Lugano.

There was even encouragement for the swarm of young players as they prepared for the ‘majors’. The 16-year-old Lisa Bonder reached the Perugia semi-finals in company with the experienced Hana Mandlikova, Billie Jean King, and Mrs Lloyd. Andrea Temesvari, also 16, was the beaten finalist in Lugano and Bettina Bunge, almost a veteran at 18, won her first Toyota Series tournament with victory in Berlin over 15-year-old Kathy Rinaldi.

But when it came to the titles that really mattered, there was no mistaking Miss Navratilova’s commitment to success. After taking a week to savour her triumph in the French Championship, her final preparation for Wimbledon was awesome in its single-mindedness. She started the BMW tournament at Eastbourne with the official confirmation that her Paris win had taken her to the top of the women’s all-time prize-money earnings table above Mrs Lloyd, to the head of the rankings list and to the top seeding position for Wimbledon.

She took a week off while Billie Jean King polished her hopes with a Birmingham victory over Ros Fairbank, and Tracy Austin discovered she wasn’t as fit as she would like to be, before arriving in Eastbourne on a cloud of confidence. ‘Now I am back on top I mean to stay there’, Martina said.

BMW CHAMPIONSHIPS

Miss Navratilova left no room for any doubts as she ruthlessly carved her way to an eighteenth consecutive final and the climax of a 6-4 6-3 win over Mandlikova, a satisfying revenge for the disappointment of the previous year’s Wimbledon semi-final.

Martina dropped only one set in six matches on Devonshire Park’s immaculate lawns and that, to the delight of the enthusiastic and patriotic crowd, was to Britain’s Jo Durie in the semi-finals. Jo, just a month short of her 22nd birthday, confirmed at Eastbourne that she has the potential and the determination to follow Virginia Wade as Britain’s most impressive contributor to the world tennis scene.

A tough opening against Paula Smith had put Miss Durie into the right groove to stride past Eva Pfaff and Yvonne Vermaak for a place in the last eight against the experienced Betty Stove. It seemed she had met her match as Betty hit a succession of dazzling winners to take the first set to love before many spectators had settled in their seats. But Betty’s efforts of the previous day, when she had been taken to 12-10 in the second-set tie-break by the elegant Anne White, began to show. She was unable to maintain the pressure as Miss Durie regained her composure and won the next two sets for the loss of only three games.

Nor did Martina have things all her own way. Miss Durie, a natural attacking player, drew first blood with a service break to lead 2-1 before losing the first set, and then fought through the tricky wind to take the second. Experience told in the third, but Martina still needed all her reserves to succeed. Miss Durie saved a match-point at 5-2 and another in the next game with a blistering service return.

Hana Mandlikova, meanwhile, was having an equally tough time against Bettina Bunge, who reached the semi-finals on a walk-over when Andrea Jaeger pulled out with a groin strain. The young German girl played some of her most delightful tennis and confirmed high opinions of her game before Hana squeezed through 7-5 4-6 6-2.

Both Martina and Hana are capable of brilliance and, with their personal duels standing at three wins each, the script was right for a classic – until the weather joined the act. The fierce wind coming off the sea made even getting the ball in the air to serve a tricky operation and destroyed any hopes of a memorable final. Martina won, as she had in all but one of her 48 previous matches of the year, but confessed there had been little to be enthusiastic over in her 6-4 6-3 victory. ‘That was just about the worst wind I have ever had to play in’, she said. ‘It was impossible.’

Maybe – for ordinary players. But Martina, in 1982, was to prove extraordinary. She and Pam Shriver successfully added the $9,000 doubles prize to Martina’s $23,000 singles money by beating the 1980 champions, Anne Smith and Kathy Jordan, in a match of amusing, if not always correct, strokes, and went off to Wimbledon where champion Martina did it all again, two weeks later.

It was not surprising that she also headed the Toyota Series standings at the year’s halfway mark over Mrs Lloyd and Andrea Jaeger, the runners-up at Wimbledon and Paris, and over Miss Bunge, Miss Mandlikova and Virginia Ruzici, who crowned a consistent summer by winning the Kim Cup in Monte Carlo in July.

Eastbourne, 14-19 June
Women’s Singles – Third Round:
M. Navratilova (USA) d. L. Romanov (RU) 6-2 6-1
B. Potter (USA) d. R. Fairbank (SA) 6-3 7-6
B. Stove (NTH) d. A. White (USA) 6-3 7-6
J. M. Durie d. Y. Vermaak (SA) 3-6 6-2 6-2
Z. Garrison (USA) d. M. Mesker (NTH) 2-6 7-6 6-4
H. Mandlikova (CZ) d. A. Leand (USA) 6-4 2-6 6-2
B. Bunge (G) d. H. Sukova (CZ) 6-4 6-1
A. Jaeger (USA) d. A. Minter (AUS) 7-5 6-2

Quarter-finals:
Navratilova d. Potter 6-3 6-3
Durie d. Stove 0-6 6-3 6-0
Mandlikova d. Garrison 6-1 6-3
Bunge w.o. Jaeger

Semi-finals:
Navratilova d. Jaeger 6-3 3-6 6-3
Mandlikova d. Bunge 7-5 4-6 6-2

Final :
Navratilova d. Mandlikova 6-4 6-3

Women’s Doubles – Final :
Navratilova/P. H. Shriver (USA) d. K. Jordan/A. E. Smith (USA) 6-3 6-4

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Turnbull d. Jaeger. Andrea had trouble playing someone she really liked. Didn't she actually lose some to her sister Susy?
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Big Bad Betty Stove made it to the quarters at Easbourne in 1982? Jeesh...was she 40 by that time? I thought she had already retired.
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Big Bad Betty Stove made it to the quarters at Easbourne in 1982? Jeesh...was she 40 by that time? I thought she had already retired.
Stove turned 37 in June 1982. She played only five tournaments in 1982 (Australian Open, French Open, Birmingham, Eastbourne, and US Open), but managed to end the year ranked #47.
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Thanks samn! I have to say I am a bit surprised by that info. Reading through this thread brought back a lot of memories. I was a big Bettina Bunge fan and like a lot of people, I expected a lot more from this talented player. I remember Billie Jean King being quoted after seeing a Bunge/Mandlikova match-up in a winter Slims (Avon?) event in 1980 or 81, saying this is the future of women's tennis. What happened to Bettina? Injuries?
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