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Just wanted to add my thanks Hanafan GA. Sterling job- what great memories.
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Thanks to all of you for your help! I've taken a cue from some of the other threads and tried to make the results more readable. Bit by bit, I'll be adding more to this - including your corrections and suggestions. So don't hesitate to speak up!

I'll also be doing Hana's doubles results. Plus I've got some more stories from her book, articles, and as relayed on tv broadcasts to add. I'd like to find as many stories involving her and other specific players like Shriver, Wade, etc.

"I cannot survive in this world with my honesty." Hana Mandlikova
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Some bits and bobs from 1981-quotes from World of Tennis 1982

DETROIT
R16 H2H BONDER-KREISS, LISA W 6-1 6-1 (just Bonder in 1981)

AVON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R64 H2H ALLEN, LESLIE L 7-5 6-1
R16 H2H SHRIVER, PAM W 6-2 7-6
Q H2H HANIKA, SYLVIA L 1-6 6-1 6-0

This was a round robin event double elimaination. Hana was in Group 1. The match vs. Hanika was a playoff for a spot in the semis.
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FED CUP (On clay) November 9-15 Czechs #2 seeds
1R d. Ekblom 6-2 6-4. M/Tomanaova d. Lindqvist/Wikstedt 6-4 6-7 6-2
2R H2H ELISEENKO, ELENA W 7-6 6-1 Cherneva/Zaitseva d. M/Tomanova 6-4 6-3

'It was the French Open champion's failure to impose her talents in the doubles that coist her country the tie.:" The Soviets direct most shots at Tomanova.
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TOYOTA CHAMPIONSHIPS
WTA, USA, NJ, December 20, 1981, $250,000, CARPET (I)
Draw: 16M/0Q/0D, Rank: 0, Seed/Entry: DA

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R1 H2H JAUSOVEC, MIMA L 6-3 6-3
R2 H2H JAEGER, ANDREA L 6-4 6-1


Like the Avon event-this is a double-elimaination round robin.
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Monte Carlo, July 20-26

F Lost to Hanika 2-6 6-3 5-6 retired

Rain delays the final for 1 hour and a half. Mandlikova walks off the court LEADING as a shocked audience boos her roundly. The Czech had a plane to catch for another exhibition in South America.

Pulled out of Sydney (#4 seed) Nov 23-29 due to recurring back problems.

Florida Federal (Tampa) Oct 6-11 {#2 seed]

Hana Pulled out of both Atlanta and the US Indoors because of her back. She made a try of it here, but left the court in tears.

Canadian...

Apologized after her match vs. Evert for giving a linesman the middle finger...

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Just to add to the 81 Monte Carlo exhibition, Hana says in her book that IMG had set up this exhibition after she had already agreed to go to Chile, a forbidden country for Czechs. She had to stay quiet about going to Chile because it would've caused her all sorts of problems, perhaps even not being allowed to play on the tour anymore. But she was offered a lot of money and wanted to go. So her agents had no idea of the Chile trip until she told them right before the match. She expected them to tell Sylvia that she only had time for two sets - apparently they didn't.

Hana runs from the court and races to meet Virginia Wade in Paris where they are to fly to Santiago together. They are late and miss their plane. Hana then states, "Virginia, an exceedingly resourceful woman, .............convinced Air France that it was their fault. It was an Oscar winning performance and after fourty five minutes, Air France offered us seats on their Concorde service to New York." And they caught another flight from there.

On her way back to Prague, Hana phoned her father from Zurich to see if it was okay for her to come home and he said it was. But once there, she was told to report Cyril Suk's office who them reamed her out for going to Chile. Hana argued back that she was a professional and this was how she earned her living and couldn't care less about Chilean politics. Suk ordered her to never enter one of the "forbidden" countries again. To which, she refused to promise that she wouldn't do so again.

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Great story HanaFanGa! [email protected] Virginia Wade. She said sometihn gonce about learning how to cheat the scales at the airport to get cheaper luggage. I think the trick was putting your toe under the scale (?)
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Great story HanaFanGa! [email protected] Virginia Wade. She said sometihn gonce about learning how to cheat the scales at the airport to get cheaper luggage. I think the trick was putting your toe under the scale (?)

As Hana said of Virginia Wade, she is an "exceedingly resourceful woman." You've gotta love Virginia........a player whose career I always wanted to know more about.

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COACH BETTY STOVE

The old saying is true: "Coaches either get too much credit or too much blame." Betty Stove deserves a LOT of credit for the success that Hana Mandlikova achieved. In a career with as many peaks and valleys, this probably wasn't the easiest job to have. After all, Hana was once described by a critic as "uncoachable." But Betty took her expertise as a former Wimbledon r/u and a grand slam doubles champion many times over and taught Hana much about the game. For a young girl from behind the Iron Curtain who struggled with English and had hardly a clue with which to deal with agents, tour officials who didn't always have her best interest at heart, press members waiting to pounce on the slightest controversial thing that she said, and tour groupies looking to mooch off of a teenager about to make a sea of cash, Hana needed a coach, friend, mother-figure, and confidant. After a 10 year partnership, that's exactly how Hana described her relationship with Betty Stove.

After winning several titles in her debut years of 1978 and 1979, Hana's father Vilem decided that Hana needed a coach. Not only was it impossible for him or his wife to travel with Hana most of the time, but Hana needed someone who knew the tour well enough to guide Hana and to harness her immense talent. Vilem sat down with Hana and they went through a potential list of people to ask. Hearing stories of what might happen to a young girl alone on the tour with an older man, they opted to select a female coach. At this time, coaches were still rare and female coaches were even more rare. And even though they didn't have a lot of money in which to hire one right away, they knew that one day Hana would have plenty of money in which to employ a top quality coach.

In Hana's self titled autobiography, she lists the following women that she and her father discussed for the job, "Billie Jean King, Virginia Wade, Kerry Reid, Wendy Turnbull, JoAnne Russell, and Betty Stove. All of these ladies were tour veterans whose singles careers seemed to be on the decline. And they were all well respected by the tennis establishment and their fellow players.

Imagine this nervous 18 year old Czech girl going up to these legends and possibly setting herself up for rejection. The first person she went to see was Billie Jean. BJK said that she wanted to go on playing singles and doubles for a few more years. But she was very encouraging to Hana and offered her advice and support.

The next person that Hana went to see was Betty while at the 1980 French Open. Scared and intimidated by Betty's size and seriousness, Hana was a nervous wreck. However, Betty was interested and agreed to talk to Vilem. Being from the Netherlands, she had a good idea of Czechoslovakia and the nature of the system in which they had to work. She was active in WTA, ITF, and the Dutch tennis federation. This and her record as a professional made Hana and her father feel that this would be an excellent choice.

Oddly enough a couple of years earlier, Bob Howe, a former pro himself had called Betty over to a court during the 1978 Fed Cup. He had wanted her to see a rising star that he had played doubles with when she was 13. Betty was very impressed with Hana and believed she had potential.

Now that Hana was making good on her talent's promise, she took this offer seriously. It was not what she had planned but if Hana could meet her admittedly high asking price, she would consider it. Betty put the decision off until Wimbledon, but agreed to coach Hana. It was a partnership that was to achieve great things.

Whether it was helping Hana with her English, coaching her what to do on and off the court, telling her what to say during awards ceremonies and press conferences, helping her with agents and endorsement contracts, or being a mother figure to her during the hard times, Betty was all of that and more for the next 10 years.

Though there were times when people either questioned whether or not Hana was coachable or if Betty was letting Hana down, their relationship never wavered. They worked hard, perservered, and adjusted their relationship as Hana turned into a young woman.

Their friendship last even through Hana's retirment and her own coaching stint with Jana Novotna. Betty passed her books and knowledge of coaching right down to Hana who had a very successful run with Jana, playing a very similar role to Jana as Betty had been to her.

To move beyond just a professional relationship to a genuine friendship says a lot about both Hana and Betty. About Betty, Hana says in her book, "I know what Betty has done for and we will be friends forever, no matter what the future holds in store."

"I cannot survive in this world with my honesty." Hana Mandlikova
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*Hana wins the Italian Jr. Championships and is equally successful in Paris. She destroys Maria Rothschild on an almost empty Court Centrale. It would be only a mere 3 years before Hana would win the French Open in front of a packed Court Centrale. Hana lost a tough 3 set decision on Court 1 at the Junior Wimbledon Championships. But she doesn't express disappointment in her book. She says that Tracy was the better player at the time. Hana stays throughout Wimbledon marvelling at King, Wade, Evert, and Navratilova........all players that she would one day defeat.


JUNIOR RESULTS FOR HANA MANDLIKOVA



International Junior Championships of France France
GA 04 Jun 1978 to 10 Jun 1978 Entry : Clay (O)
64 B BYE
32 W Claudia MONTEIRO (BRA) 6-1 6-1
16 W Christiane JOLISSAINT (SUI) 6-3 6-4
QF W Claudia CASABIANCA (ARG) 1-6 6-4 6-2
SF W Eva PFAFF (GER) 6-4 6-0
FR W Maria ROTHSCHILD (USA) 6-0 6-1


The Junior Championships, Wimbledon Great Britain
GA 02 Jul 1978 to 07 Jul 1978 Entry : Grass (O)
64 B BYE
32 W M HALLER (NOR) 6-1 6-1
16 W Martine BUREAU (FRA) 6-0 6-0
QF W Eva PFAFF (GER) 9-7 6-2
SF W Mareen LOUIE (USA) 6-8 6-2 6-4
FR L Tracy AUSTIN (USA) 0-6 6-3 4-6


US Open Junior Championships USA
GA 03 Sep 1978 to 09 Sep 1978 Entry : (O)
32 B BYE
16 W Claudia MONTEIRO (BRA) 6-1 6-2
QF L Linda SIEGEL (USA) 6-1 3-6 1-6

"I cannot survive in this world with my honesty." Hana Mandlikova

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HANA AND PAM SHRIVER


Hana and Pam shared many of the same qualities both on and off court. They were both excellent attacking players that were very good at recognizing when they've hurt an opponent. And they both could be visibly emotional on court. Having the same rebellious temperament didn't always make for good relations between the two. But they ended up being friends and occasional doubles partners. It's a shame that they only met once in grand slam competition, the 1982 US Open SF.

Early on, Hana was, to some people, brusque, aloof, and sometimes unfriendly. But just when the tennis world seemed to be down on Hana in 1984, Pam Shriver offered a different point of view in Tennis Magazine.

Pam said that after she won a tournament in Australia, Hana sent her congratulatory telegram. Pam said that this was the one and only time (to that date) that any pro had ever done that for her and she genuinely appreciated the thoughfulness behind the gesture.

The next year, the two teamed up as doubles partners a few times throughout the year. In the beginning, it didn't go exactly the way Pam thought it would.

They first teamed up at West Palm Beach and faced Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss. Pam says in her book, Passing Shots , that Hana told her that she didn't take overheads. Pam thought, "Great. Number 3 in world and not used to taking overheads!" And what does Hana do? The first chance for an overhead smash, Pam moves to take it and then quickly has to duck to avoid being "decapitated!"

During a particular stretch of the match, Hana was having trouble getting first serves in. So Pam suggested to her to just spin one in up the middle. Hana nods and okay and then "promptly whacked a hard serve 5 feet wide." Hana later explained about the serve, "Oh, I changed my mind after I tossed the ball up. I can't help it." Later in her book, she refers to Hana as, "the talented, gifted, athletic, and wacky Hana."

Hana took exception to the last comment but was later able to joke with Pama about it when they teamed again later in the year in Filderstadt. This time their partnership produced a tournament title. In Hana's book, she describes a funny moment during that tournament. They were playing Andrea Temesvari and Pam's good friend Elise Burgin. The German umpire announced during the match, "Advantage Virgin!" To which all 4 players bursted out laughing. It took several minutes for all to recover their composure and continue the match. I like that story because its always nice to see 4 pros sharing a lighter moment on court during serious competition - especially someone that's been labelled as much as Hana.

After a particularly hard fought match between them in Chicago in 1986 where Hana won 7-5 in the third, they decided to forgo the customary handshake at the net afterwards and instead hugged one another while congratulating each other on such a great match.

The two teamed up again early in 1989 as Hana made her comeback and won in Indian Wells. But when Martina decided to take a break from her doubles partnership with Pam after Wimbledon, things got a little testy when Martina asked Hana to be her partner at the US Open. Pam waited until the last minute to decide to even play the doubles at that event. Luckily, Mary Jo Fernandez became available just before sign up closed.

As luck would have it, both teams made it through the draw to play each other in the finals. And as Pam said, the underdog team of Fernandez/Shriver came within just a few points of winning the tournament. It was a tense and somewhat unpleasant match because of the circumstances and there were a couple of awkward moments in the post match awards ceremony. But the friendship was mended and the two teamed once again in early 1990 before Hana retired.

In her book, Hana said that she hoped that Pam would win a grand slam title one day because she was a hard worker and got everything out of her game that she could. Unfortunately, Pam didn't. But she did have a great singles career and a brilliant doubles career that earned her a spot in the International Tennis Hall of Fame right along side of Hana.

"I cannot survive in this world with my honesty." Hana Mandlikova
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HanaFanGA, thanks for the great Hana stories. I really enjoyed the summary of the Pam/Hana relationship. Pam's book is very funny, but I also found Hana's book hilarious, mainly becuase of it's frankness. I LOVED Hana's description of Pam in the book that went something like...Pam is a nice enough girl but she sure has a big mouth for someone with such modest results!....ouch!

Funny that Hana's relationship/rivalry with Tracy is raraely mentioned. After all, Tracy was her nemesis in the juniors, and it seemed to be that way in the pros as well...................
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I'm posting this 1985 USO pic here because I can't find a "Hana Mandlikova Pics" thread. Rollo- if you find it, could you move it there, please? Thanks



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Thanks Alfa! What a beautiful pic of Hana in action!

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HanaFanGA, thanks for the great Hana stories. I really enjoyed the summary of the Pam/Hana relationship. Pam's book is very funny, but I also found Hana's book hilarious, mainly becuase of it's frankness. I LOVED Hana's description of Pam in the book that went something like...Pam is a nice enough girl but she sure has a big mouth for someone with such modest results!....ouch!

Funny that Hana's relationship/rivalry with Tracy is raraely mentioned. After all, Tracy was her nemesis in the juniors, and it seemed to be that way in the pros as well...................

I wondered about that too. But I guessed since she hadn't played Tracy in so long, perhaps it got lost in the mix. But geez, Hana went 2-7 vs. Tracy. But all of their matches went to 3 sets except for one! I was disappointed that neither player expounded on that fact or their matches.

P.S. Its funny to note that Hana's 2 wins were also their only two grand slam meetings and in 1982 when they were both sidelined for part of the year with bad backs.

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HanaFanGA, did you see either the 82 FO or the 82USO clash or hear any match reports? Both looked like very interesting matches by the scoreline. Hana must have been fed-up losing to Tracy so manay times in a row before finally winning. Do you know their junior H2H?
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...Funny that Hana's relationship/rivalry with Tracy is raraely mentioned. After all, Tracy was her nemesis in the juniors, and it seemed to be that way in the pros as well.
That is funny. Funny, because when I had the chance to talk to Tracy (with Carling Bassett in the back seat) back in 1997 when I was driving them back to the airport after an exhibition, I asked her who was the most difficult opponent- the one she didn't like to play, and Tracy responded "Hana". When asked why, she simply stated "because you never knew what you were going to get".

It'd be interesting to see what their junior record is like as compared to their pro h2h.

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