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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: The Revolving Door of Women's Doubles
I have no idea about the parting of the ways for those pairings Preacherfan but I am interested to find out more if anyone has any detail.
I too LOVE the womens doubles from the 60s and 70s. The pairings that I really loved were:
60s: King/Bueno, King/Casals, Durr/Jones, Durr/Chanfreau, Bueno/Richey, Court/Turner, Court/Tegart.
Then in the 70s I loved the pairings of:
King/Casals (on and off), King/Navratilova, Durr/Stove, Durr/Wade, King/Stove, Court/Wade, Court/Goolagong, Evert/Navratilova (briefly), Reid/Turnbull.
Oh they were the good old days when all the top players competed.
King, Court & Navratilova had tremendous success with a catalogue of partners, but there were lots of other very good doubles players around that also did well with a mixture of partners eg. Durr, Stove, Casals & Turnbull in particular. I just wished there was more footage of them available. I mean I am very grateful for the large amount of footage I have been able to get hold of over the years, it's just a shame that more wasn't kept by the tv corporations.
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60s/70s: Evonne Goolagong .. Francoise Durr .. Chris Evert .. Margaret Court .. Nancy Richey .. Maria Bueno .. Billie-Jean King .. Lesley Turner .. Virginia Wade .. Ken Rosewall .. Rod Laver .. Bjorn Borg ..
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Last edited by tennisvideos; Mar 1st, 2008 at 11:56 AM.