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Wimbledon 90- Huber beat Jo 7-5 4-6 6-2

Wimbledon 94- Huber beat Jo 7-5 6-2
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Jo has a winning head-to-head v Steffi Graf (no other top player does - Martina, Chris, the williams sisters - all level at best) it's Jo 4, steffi 3.
I always love that stat against Graf - and considering that it's funny that she never beat Chris or Martina, not sure if she even ever took a set off of Evert.
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Wimbledon 90- Huber beat Jo 7-5 4-6 6-2

Wimbledon 94- Huber beat Jo 7-5 6-2
Thanks for that. I was 23 then and my memory hazy for the results I used to remember of by heart!!!! Too many late nights and boozing. I didnt remember that match at all!!!!!!
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I always love that stat against Graf - and considering that it's funny that she never beat Chris or Martina, not sure if she even ever took a set off of Evert.
Absolutely. She came very close to beating Martina at Eastbourne in 82 and Australian Open 83. Your right about Chris though. Closest Jo got was a great first set 76 at the 1984 Wightman Cup.
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Absolutely. She came very close to beating Martina at Eastbourne in 82 and Australian Open 83. Your right about Chris though. Closest Jo got was a great first set 76 at the 1984 Wightman Cup.
Yes I was at the Wightman Cup that year, think that match followed a disappointing Barker/Potter match (well disappointing from a British point of view), Chris won something like 7-6 6-1 or 7-6 6-2 I remember. I always felt that if Jo had won that tie-break that the second set wouldn't have been such a walkover for Chris.
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Yes I was at the Wightman Cup that year, think that match followed a disappointing Barker/Potter match (well disappointing from a British point of view), Chris won something like 7-6 6-1 or 7-6 6-2 I remember. I always felt that if Jo had won that tie-break that the second set wouldn't have been such a walkover for Chris.
I absolutely agree, the second set would have been very interesting if Jo had won the first.
Mind you the Barker v Potter match was in the 82 Cup. By the time the 1984 Wightman Cup came along poor old Sue had lost her spot in the team to Amanda Brown.
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I absolutely agree, the second set would have been very interesting if Jo had won the first.
Mind you the Barker v Potter match was in the 82 Cup. By the time the 1984 Wightman Cup came along poor old Sue had lost her spot in the team to Amanda Brown.
Ah must have been Hobbs and Potter that year that I am thinking of
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Ah must have been Hobbs and Potter that year that I am thinking of
Your bang on there. Everyone was gutted as Anne Hobbs collapsed against Potter. Hobbs had played so well against Evert and of course Potter had lost to Jo in the 3rd rubber.
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Huber beat Jo at both Wimbledon 90 and 94 (90 7-5 4-6 6-2, 94 7-5 6-2)
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Huber beat Jo at both Wimbledon 90 and 94 (90 7-5 4-6 6-2, 94 7-5 6-2)
I realise that now, I only remembered the 90 match and it was dissapointing. Especially since Jo played great tennis in her next grass court tournament and got to the final in Newport almost beating Sanchez Vicario.
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This woman could serve and volley with great style IMO
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I love Jo Durie. Even now she has such a great sense of humour in the commentary booth.

I remember many years ago she was playing Mandlikova on Centre Court, Wimbledon. Was it '84? Anyway Hana had been her usual grumpy self when Jo got fed up marched up to the umpire and said 'just because she (Hana) says the ball is out doesn't mean it actually is out you know" Hana didn't complain again for the remainder of the match. I had the match on video. I also had the match where she beat a young Steffi on the same court. Sadly the tapes disintegrated.
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Hi Double Fault, I can help you with those two matches you lost, if you still want them. Have a look at my tennis website link. I loved Jo Durie...... fun to watch, a great attitude, and feisty!
I just found out I will be getting soon her 1986 Wightman Cup vs Kathy Rinaldi, I cant wait to see it!

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I love Jo Durie. Even now she has such a great sense of humour in the commentary booth.

I remember many years ago she was playing Mandlikova on Centre Court, Wimbledon. Was it '84? Anyway Hana had been her usual grumpy self when Jo got fed up marched up to the umpire and said 'just because she (Hana) says the ball is out doesn't mean it actually is out you know" Hana didn't complain again for the remainder of the match. I had the match on video. I also had the match where she beat a young Steffi on the same court. Sadly the tapes disintegrated.
I dont remember Jo saying that to the umpire in her quarter final with Mandlikova but it sounds very Durie. She was lovely and polite but could be a tiger if she felt her opponent was playing dirty tricks or being unsporting. I watched her play Fairbank at Eastbourne in 86 and I was sure that they were near to fisty cuffs.Cant mind now if Fairbank was stalling or what but Jo was so ready for her. I was sad with that defeat to Mandlikova in 84 as historically she had a good record against Hana and was the only British player to beat her in this era.
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Hi Double Fault, I can help you with those two matches you lost, if you still want them. Have a look at my tennis website link. I loved Jo Durie...... fun to watch, a great attitude, and feisty!
I just found out I will be getting soon her 1986 Wightman Cup vs Kathy Rinaldi, I cant wait to see it!
RickHow are you my friend? I too will have to get in touch and get those two matches from 84. That match with Graf was a classic,although at the time I was naievely annoyed with Jo for struggling to finish her off. I hope you see the match in the Wightman Cup with Rinaldi, although it was a dead rubber if I remember. Jo had played a hard hitting match with Bonnie Gadusek the day before.
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