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The Queen of Tennis for 1972 was a King-Billie Jean King that is. In a display that one no one could question she swept all three slams she competed to stand heads and shoulders above everyone else in the world rankings.

At the first slam of the year defending champion Margaret Court was absent, having just recently given birth to her first child. Oddsmakers favoring Evonne Goolagong got a surprise. #2 seed Virginia Wade, bent on revenge over some recent losses to Evonne, served and volleyed her way to an impressive 6-4 6-4 win. Goolagong's first Aussie title would have to wait.

Meanwhile most of the top women are playing the Virginia Slims circuit. Now well established, the USTA has made peace with Gladys Heldman and officially sanctioned the very circuit it tried to kill. It draws record crowds and attention.

Chris Evert plays her first Slims events, and in her native Florida embarrasses King on clay before a partisan crowd to the tune of 6-1 6-0. Later in the year King reveals she was feeling the aftereffects of an abortion, setting off a firestorm of controversy.

Coverage reached a fever pitch for the Slims tour when Chris Evert and Evonne Goolagong both enter Dallas. Under intense media coverage the two bright young hopes of the tour lose to the "Old Lady" Billie Jean. King beat Evert 6-7 6-3 7-5 in the quarters then Goolagong 1-6 6-4 6-1 in the semis. Another vet was waiting in the final, as Nancy Richey took advantage of an exhausted King for a 7-6 6-1 win.

Billie Jean finally conquered the slow clay of Paris at the French Open. Using an exquisite drop shot to complement her net forays the wily American won all her matches in straight sets. In the final Billie Jean easily beat Evonne Goolagong 6-3 6-3. Up to now it was the only major she hadn't won.

At Wimbledon King again snuffed out the hopes of the British public, as always in favor of Goolagong in the guise of little Miss Sunshine. The score is again 6-3 6-3. King's only lost set was to Virginia Wade in the quarterfinals. Virginia had the misfortune of drawing Billie Jean in all 3 majors after the Aussie.

The semifinal was a scalper's dream and clearly the match of the year. Evonne Goolagong and Chris Evert finally met! Unlike America, where she was the adored girl next door, in England "Chrissie" played to villain. Dubbed "Ice Dolly", the seemingly unemotional Chris with her mechanical looking backhand stood in stark contrast to Evonne, who freely showed her delight. The Aussie lass came from behind for a 4-6 6-3 6-4 win showcasing what promised to be the future of women's tennis.

The US Open settled some ranking questions in the minds of many. Goolagong's coach Vic Edwards had kept her away from America in 1971. Her 1972 debut was all the more anticipated. Goolagong went down to unheralded Pam Teeguarden however. Chris Evert-always more consistent, got the semifinals again before her flaws on grass were exposed by Aussie Kerry Melville. Kerry sent sidespin forehands that slithered on the grass, topping America's sweetheart 6-4 6-2.

On the other end of the draw came the comeback kid of 1972-Margaret Court. Back from having a baby and on the tour starting in July, her limited year was so successful some ranked her #2 for the year. In a tough semi battle she goes down 6-4 6-4 to Billie Jean King. The Old Lady scored a tough 6-3 7-5 win over Melville for her 4th US crown. With 3 slams in one year how she must have regretted skipping the Australian!

Another 3 time slam winner for the year was Betty Stove, who won the French and Wimbledon with King in doubles and then the US Open with Francoise Durr. Henceforth Stove will be a force in both doubles and singles for the next 6 years.

Chris Evert closed out the year by winning the "5th major", the Virginia Slims Championship finale. Played on clay in her native Florida, it was a perfect time to win her first big title. She beat King 6-4 6-2 in the semis and got revenge over Melville 7-5 6-4 in the final. She couldn't take the winners check as an amateur, a problem she soon fixed by turning pro in 1973.

In the end it was Billie Jean King's year though. Perfectly wrapped up like a present, with only the missing Australian Open to make it one for the ages.

World Rankings (by Rino Tomassi)

1. Billie Jean King-------87 wins to 13 defeats-----.870%------Won French, Wimbledon, and US Opens and 10 of 24 events in all.
2. Evonne Goolagong
3. Chris Evert---------47 wins to 7 defeats------.87o%-------Won Virginia Slims Championships. 3-1 vs King. Won 4 events overall.
4. Margaret Court
5. Nancy Richey
6. Rosie Casals
7. Kerry Melville
8. Virginia Wade
9. Francoise Durr
10. Helga Masthoff



Commercial Union Ladies Grand Prix results (30 events)

Points Standings and bonus pool money

01 719---King----&9,000 bonus
02 400---Goolagong---&6,000
03 316---Casals-----$4,500
04 316---Gunter---&3,600
05 250---Melville--&3,000
06 234---Court--&2,600
07 225---Durr--&2,200
08 212---Evert--no bonus, not enough events
09 183---Wade--&1,800
10 145---Hunt--&1,600
11 142---Overton--$1,400
12 138---Ziegenfuss--&1,200
13 135---Masthoff--no bonus, not enough events.
14 116---Pretouris--$1,000
15 107---Stove--&700
16 094---Gourlay--&600

Explanation

This was a series of events for men and women sponsored by the Commercial Union Bank. A minimum of 10 events entered was needed to qualify for the bonus pool. An exception was made for Margaret Court, due to her "domestic circumstances" (pregnancy) Unlike the men's series, there was no Masters event. Most events (16 of the 29) were also part of the WT (World Tennis) Pro Tour, which had Virginia Slims as it's main sponsor.

Events were organized into 5 levels-AA, A, B, C, and D

Events with an * were also part of the WT (World Tennis) Pro Tour.

Oklahoma-C*
Washington-C*
Birmingham-D*
Dallas-B*
Richmond-C*
San Juan-D*
South Africa-A
Jacksonville-D*
St. Petersburg-C*
Tuscon-C*
Italy-C
Indianapolis-C*
British Hard Courts-C
French Open-AA
Bristol-C
Wimbledon-AA
Welsh Open-D
Irish Open-D
Hoylake-D
Columbus-C*
Western-D
US Clay-C
Canadian Open-D
Denver-B*
Newport-C*
US Open-AA
Charlotte-A*
Oakland-C*
Phoenix-C*


Some missing results (per Andy T)

German Closed Indoors, Hannover, (played Jan or Feb), winner was Heide Orth
Portschach, Austria, (played August/Sept), winner Katja Burgemeister-Ebbinghaus
ACT Championships, Canberra, (played oct), winner MacNicol
The chances are that these results are buried in mags or local papers from the countries in question, though.
 

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Sources:

The previous 1972 thread at: http://www.tennisforum.com/1551-yearly-results/439984-1972-results.html

Major thanks goes out to Ugarte, whose extensive results may be found at:
1972 Thread

I will being consulting John Dolan's excellent book Women's Tennis: 1968-1984, The Ultimate Guide
http://www.womenstennisguide.co.uk/


Mick1303 has been extremely helpful in proofing posts for errors and tracking down hard to find first names. Thank you Mick.

The New York Times will be utilized for the entire year (so far have done January-June, December)
 

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Comings and Goings

Gave birth

Margaret Smith Court, on March 6, to son Daniel (Danny). She returns to the tour in the summer after
Wimbledon.

Helga Scultze Hoesl, to Stephanie, her second daughter, in the summer.

Ann Haydon Jones, to a daughter Pippa, circa December 1971-January 1972.

Daniela Porzio Marzano, to daughter Barbara, circa May.

Deceased

Geraldine Beamish, on May 10 in London. Mrs Beamish was a world top tenner in the early 1920s.

Expecting

Mary Ann Beattie (nee Eisel) and her husband Don-in June of 1973.

Injured

Fleming, Laurie-hit in the eye by a tennis ball whiletalking to a friend. Luckily all went well in surgery. Our several months.

Helen Gourlay, with a bad elbow, towards the end of the year.

Kuykendall, Kathy-had a freak bicylce accident in October that kept her off court for several weeks.

Nancy Ornstein, aged 20, with a bad back. She was out from Wimbledon to the start of 1973. Nancy was in traction for 10 days.


Married

Mat Ann Eisel, to Don Beattie, on 12 May. They were married in St Louis, Missouri.
Wendy Gilchrist, on November 16 in London, to fellow player John Paish.
Lita Liem, late in the year, to RM Sugiarto, a fellow tennis player. Sugirto had managed the women's overseas team since 1965.
Cynthia Sieler, to fellow pro player Peter Doerner, on the first day of Wimbledon.
 

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Week of December 27, 1971-January 2

December 27-January 1 Eastern Province Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Hard)

Singles (Draw=36)

1R: Nicky Kruger d. Carole Kalogeropoulos 6-0 6-1
1R: Jennie Helliar d. G Micklem 6-1 6-8 6-3
1R: Jackie Fayter d. Donna Judge 6-1 6-3
1R: C Grevers d. Margot Gisbert 10-8 5-7 6-1

2R: Linda Tuero d. Kruger 6-4 6-1
2R: Tisha Boshoff d. Elizabeth Truter 7-5 3-6 6-3
2R: Brenda Kirk d. Sally Hudson Beck 6-3 9-7
2R: Lyn Montgomery d. Helliar 4-6 6-3 6-1
2R: Sue Minford d. S Reinach 6-1 6-4
2R: Alison McMillan d. ????
2R: Daphne Pattison d.
2R: Heather Bucke d. Patti Hogan (US) 6-4 6-1

2R: Pat Pretourius d. ????
2R: Fayter d. K Truter 6-0 6-0
2R: Greta Delport d. ????
2R: Ilana Kloss d. ????
2R: Janine Lieffrig (Fra) d. ????
2R: Linky Boshoff d. ?????
2R: Rowena Whitehouse d. ?????
2R: Sharon Walsh (US) d. H Weiner 6-3 6-0

3R: Tuero d. T Boshoff 6-1 6-3
3R: Kirk d. Montgomery 7-5 6-2
3R: McMillan d. Minford 6-2 6-1
3R: Pattison d. Bucke 6-4 10-12 6-3

3R: Fayter d. Pretorius 6-4 6-2
3R: Delport d. Kloss 6-2 6-1
3R: Lieffrig d. L Boshoff 6-2 6-3
3R: Walsh d. Whitehouse 10-8 6-3

QF: Tuero d. Kirk 6-4 5-7 6-2
QF: McMillan d. Pattison 6-3 6-1
QF: Fayter d. Delport 13-11 6-3
QF: Walsh d. Lieffrig 7-5 6-4

SF: Tuero d. McMillan 6-1 6-4
SF: Walsh d. Fayter 6-3 retired (blistered feet)

FI: Linda Tuero d. Sharon Walsh 6-1 6-2

DF: Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius d Patti Hogan/Janine Lieffrig 6-4 1-6 6-2

MX: Sharon Walsh/Jurgen Fassbender d Brenda Kirk/Derek Schroeder 7-5 7-5

Walsh "hitting the corners" wins in 40 minutes.

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ended January 3, Manly Seaside Championships, Manly, Australia (Grass)

FI: Chris O'Neil d. Pat Edwards 6-1 7-6

DF: Adrienne Avis/Frances Luff d. ??

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ends January 4 Coupe Falconbridge Valencia Spain (Clay)

FI: Ana Maria Estalella d Sue Alexander 4-6 6-3 7-5

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ends January 2 Canterbury Championships Christchurch, New Zealand

SF: Mary Struthers (US) d Robyn Legge 6-3 4-6 6-2

FI: Mary Struthers (US) d Marilyn Pryde 6-4 6-2

DF: Marilyn Pryde/Beverley Vercoe d. ??

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ends January ???? First Red Army Open, Minsk, Byelorussia, USSR (Indoors)

FI: Anna Dmitrieva d Marina Chuvyrina 6-4 6-2

DF: Marina Chuvyrina/Anna Dmitrieva d Novoshinskaya/Yeremeyeva 6-3 3-6 6-1
 

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Australian Open

Dates: December 27, 1971 to January 3, 1972
Venue: Kooyong, Melbourne, Australia
Surface: Grass
Prize Money= $15,800 (combined)


Singles (Draw=32-4 foreign)

1st Round

Evonne Goolagong[1] d. Helen Worland 6-0 6-1
Janine Whyte d. Anne Coleman 6-4 6-2
Mona Schallau (US) d. Kerry Wilkinson 6-1 6-2
Barbara Hawcroft[8] d. Diane James 7-5 6-2
Olga Morozova (USSR) [5] d. Kay Williams 6-0 6-1
Sally Irvine d. Robyn Knobel 6-2 6-4
Marilyn Tesch d. Mandy Morgan 6-4 6-2
Helen Gourlay[4] d. Pat Billing 6-1 6-2

Gail Chanfreau(Frn)[3] d. Brenda Dart 6-2 6-1
Janet Young d. Ann Lebedeff (US) 6-0 6-1
Wendy Turnbull d. Sue Hole 6-0 6-4
Kelly Harris[6] d. Chris Matison 6-3 6-2
Karen Krantzcke[7] d. Pam Whytcross 6-2 6-0
Pat Coleman d. Maureen Pratt 6-3 6-3
Judy Harris d. Patricia King 6-3 5-7 6-1
Virginia Wade (GB) [2] d. Cheryl Norquay 6-3 6-1

2nd Round

Goolagong[1] d. Whyte 6-3 6-1
Hawcroft[8] d. Schallau 5-7 7-5 6-3
Morozova[5] d. Irvine 6-1 6-3
Gourlay[4] d. Tesch 6-3 7-6

Chanfreau[3] d. Young 7-5 4-6 6-1
Harris[6] d. Turnbull 6-1 7-6
Coleman d. Krantzcke[7] 7-6 5-7 6-1
Wade[2] d. J.Harris 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Goolagong[1] d. Hawcroft[8] 6-1 3-6 6-1
Gourlay[4] d. Morozova[5] 6-2 6-1
Harris[6] d. Chanfreau[3] 6-3 7-6
Wade[2] d. Coleman 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Goolagong[1] d. Gourlay[4] 6-2 7-5
Wade[2] d. Harris[6] 7-6 (10-8) 2-6 6-0

Final
Virginia Wade[2] d. Evonne Goolagong [1] 6-4 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=12)

1st Round

Evonne Goolagong/Virginia Wade[1]-bye
Robyn Knobel/Marilyn Tesch d. Sue Hole/Janet Young 7-5 7-9 6-0
Anne Coleman/Chris Matison d. Diane James/Kay Williams 6-3 6-4
Karen Krantzcke/Pat Coleman[4]-bye

Helen Gourlay/Kerry Harris[3]-bye
Barbara Hawcroft/Wendy Turnbull d. Pat Billing/Janine Whyte 6-1 6-3
Ann Lebedeff/Mona Schallau d. Cheryl Norquay/Lynette Mansfield 6-2 6-0
Gail Chanfreau/Olga Morozova[2]-bye

Quarterfinals

Goolagong/Wade[1] d. Knobel/Tesch w/o
P Coleman/Krantzcke[4] d. A Coleman/Matison 6-4 6-4
Gourlay/Harris[3] d. Hawcroft/Turnbull 6-2 6-1
Chanfreau/Morozova[2] d. Lebedeff/Schallau 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

P Coleman/Krantzcke[4] d. Goolagong/Wade[1] 2-6 6-4 6-4
Gourlay/Harris[3] d. Chanfreau/Morozova[2] 6-2 6-2

Final
Helen Gourlay/Kerry Harris[3] d. Pat Coleman/Karen Krantzcke[4] 6-0 6-4
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Draw Notes:

The Aussie site has "Sandra" Hole. Most sources have "Sue." It's the same person. Here I use Sue as it appears to be the name she went by most often.

It's Ann Lebedeff for certain, and not Leberdoff. As of 2011 she is a coach at Pomona College.

The Goolagong-Gouraly score is conformed by the New York Times.


Summary:

Goolagong and Wade were the only members of the top 10 entered. Even many Aussies skipped their national championships to play the Slims circuit in the US. A pregnant Margaret Court was unable to defend her title. The Aussie LTA helped to scuttle their own national event by banning Melville, L.Hunt, and Dalton from the tourney for playing a tuneup event in Auckland instead of the one in Queensland.

Wade entered with the express purpose of gaining revenge over Goolagong for a Fed Cup defeat the previous year. The two easily gained the final "Evonne in her lighthearted way and Virginia remorseless and unsmiling as ever."

During the event Evonne was awarded the MBE (Member British Empire) by the Queen. When she came ot for her semi vs Gourlay the crowd of 5,308 gave her an ovation in recognition of the honor. While Evonne got cheers Virginia got a scare, as Harris held two set points in the first set tiebreak and then took the second set before Wade righted the ship and waltzed thrugh the third with a bagel.

On finals day over 12,500 were packed in an arena whose capacity was 11,800. It was the largest finals day ever. The record crowds of 47,500 beat the previous 1969 record of 33,000 by far. Wade was down 0-3 in set one, but never looked back afterwards, running up a 6-4 5-1 lead. Evonne sent hopes up by coming back to 4-5, but Miss Wade clinched her third match point.

Absentee Billie Jean must have rued not coming to Melbourne after the US Open, for she was unbeaten in slams for 1972 and may have had a shot at the grand slam.
 

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Week of January 3-9

January 4-9 Peters New South Wales Open, Sydney, Australaia (Grass)
Venue: White City Club, Rushcutter's Bay

Prize money=$4,000 US

Singles (Draw=47)

1R: Evonne Goolagong [1]-bye
1R: Pat Billing-bye
1R: Dianne Fromholtz d Chris Cerato 6-2 6-2
1R: Sandy Walsham-bye
1R: Jan Lehanne O'Neill-bye
1R: Sue Hole d Di Berkinshaw 6-2 7-6
1R: Chris O'Neil d Helen Crozier default
1R: Anne Coleman [8]-bye

1R: Pat Coleman [5]-bye
1R: Norma Eastburn d S Ellis 6-4 6-4
1R: Gai Healey d Sharon O' Connor 6-3 6-3
1R: Norma Marsh-bye
1R: Janet Young-bye
1R: Jenny Burrows d Jenny Walker 6-2 6-3
1R: Chris Matison d Adrienne Avis 6-1 6-3
1R: Gail Chanfreau [4]-bye

1R: Olga Morozova [3]-bye
1R: Liz Worner d Patricia King 6-3 6-4
1R: Kathy Walker* d Helen Taylor 6-3 6-0
1R: Trisha Edwards-bye
1R: Carol Zeeman-bye
1R: Kerry Hogarth d Frances Luff 6-1 0-6 6-4
1R: Mandy Morgan d Pam Whytcross 6-1 2-6 6-3
1R: Barbara Hawcroft [6]-bye

1R: Mona Schallau [7]-bye
1R: Helen Kayser d J Musgrave 6-1 6-3
1R: R Murphy d J Worthington 6-2 6-1
1R: Elizabeth Craig d Wendy Moore 6-4 6-1*
1R: Marilyn Tesch-bye
1R: Janine Whyte-bye
1R: Wendy Turnbull d Ann Lebedeff 6-1 7-5
1R: Virginia Wade [2]-bye

2R: Goolagong [1] d Billing default
2R: Fromholtz d Walsham 6-3 7-6
2R: Hole d O'Neill default
2R: A Coleman [8] d O'Neil 6-4 6-7 6-3
2R: P Coleman [5] d Eastburn 6-3 6-1
2R: Marsh d Healey 6-2 6-1
2R: Young d Burrows 6-1 6-2
2R: Chanfreau [4] d Matison 6-3 6-1

2R: Morozova [3] d Worner 6-2 6-0
2R: T Edwards d Walker 6-3 6-3
2R: Hogarth d Zeeman 6-2 6-1
2R: Hawcorft [6]d Morgan 6-3 6-1
2R: Kayser d Schallau [7] 1-6 6-2 6-1
2R: Tesch d Murphy 6-4 3-6 6-2
2R: Craig d Whyte default
2R: Wade [2] d Turnbull default

3R: Goolagong [1] d Fromholtz 6-2 6-2
3R: A Coleman [8] d Hole 7-6 2-6 7-6
3R: Young d Chanfreau [4] 6-0 6-3
3R: P Coleman [5] d Marsh 6-3 6-4

3R: Hawcroft [6] d Hogarth 6-3 6-4
3R: Morozova [3] d T Edwards 6-2 6-2
3R: Tesch [7] d Kayser 6-4 6-2
3R: Wade [2] d Craig 6-1 6-2

QF: Goolagong [1] d A Coleman [8] 6-3 6-1
QF: P Coleman [5] d Young 3-6 6-2 6-2
QF: Hawcroft [6] d Morozova [3] 6-2 6-3
QF: Wade [2] d Tesch [7] 6-3 6-3

SF: Goolagong [1] d P Coleman [5] 7-5 6-0
SF: Wade [2] d Hawcroft [6] 6-3 6-2

FI: Evonne Goolagong [1] d. Virginia Wade [2] 6-1 7-6 (7-4)


Doubles

QF: Bowrey/Wade d Lebedeff/Schallau 9-5*

FI: Pat Edwards/Evonne Goolagong d. Lesley Bowrey/Virginia Wade 6-1 6-2

Draw notes:

Elizabeth Craig is married.
Ugarte has Kerry Walker rather than Kathy-double check.
Ugarte has a score of 6-1 6-1 rather than 6-4 6-1-double check.
The odd QF doubles score is from the NYT. Were pro sets played in dubs due to rain?

This is one of Fromholtz's first events-she is only 15.

(Summary per John Dolan book)

Goolagong smacks Wade down in 58 minutes, with Evonne concentrating most of her serves on Wade's backhand. Evonne: "I felt keener today than in Melbourne...". Wade had a nasty incident 2 night's before the final when 2 men broke into her hotel room and were standing over her when she woke up and screamed "Get out!". She had a security guard outside her room after that.

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January 3-8 Western Province Championships, Cape Town, South Africa (Hard)

Singles (Draw=at least 35)

1R: Liz Truter d Patti Hogan 7-5 6-4
1R: Janine Lieffrig d Laura Rossouw 8-6 6-4
1R: C Marais d Jenny Helliar 6-3 7-5

2R: Pat Pretorius d. ????
2R: Aileen Artus d. ????
2R: Rowena Niciforovic d. Margot Gisbert 6-4 6-3
2R: Alison McMillan d Sue Minford 6-1 6-1
2R: Ilana Kloss d Salli Hudson-Beck 0-6 6-3 6-1
2R: G Beardall d. ?????
2R: Brigitte Cuypers d. ?????
2R: Sharon Walsh (US) d. E Blomberg 6-4 6-3

2R: Brenda Kirk [3] d Lieffrig 6-3 6-2
2R: Rowena Whitehouse d. ????
2R: Jackie Fayter D Marais 6-1 3-6 6-2
2R: Truter d. ????
2R: Greta Delport d ????
2R: Nicky Kruger d. ????
2R: Lynn Montgomery d Carole Kalogeropoulos 6-0 6-2
2R: Linda Tuero [2] d Sannie Gouws 6-3 6-2

3R: Pretorius d Artus 6-4 6-2
3R: Mcmillan d Niciforovic 6-0 6-0
3R: Kloss d Beardall 6-0 6-0
3R: Brigitte Cuypers d Sharon Walsh 6-1 3-6 6-3

3R: Kirk [3] d. Whitehouse 6-4 3-6 6-1
3R: Truter d Fayter 6-3 6-3
3R: Delport d Kruger 6-3 6-4
3R: Tuero [2] d Montgomery 6-1 6-4

QF: Pretorius d McMillan 8-6 3-6 6-3
QF: Kloss d Cuypers 6-3 6-3
QF: Kirk [3] d Truter 7-5 6-3
QF: Tuero [2] d Delport 6-3 6-0

SF:pretorius d Kloss 8-6 6-4
SF: Tuero [2] d Kirk [3] 4-6 6-3 6-4

FI: Pat Pretorius d Linda Tuero [2] 6-3 6-4

DF: Janine Lieffrig/Patti Hogan d Linky Boshoff/Ilana Kloss 6-3 9-7

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January 3-10 Auckland Tournament, Auckland, New Zealand (Grass)

1R: Mary Struthers (US) d Margaret Bonds 6-2 6-2

QF: Marilyn Pride [1] d Shelley Monds 6-2 6-2
QF: Struthers d Jill Fraser* 6-2 6-3
QF: Bev Vercoe d Cecilie Fleming 6-2 6-4
QF: Robyn Legge d Ching Ling Chang (Tai) 6-3 6-2

SF: Pryde [1] d Struthers 3-6 6-3 6-3
SF: Legge d Vercoe 6-3 6-3

FI: Marilyn Pryde [1] d Robyn Legge 4-6 6-4 7-5

DF: Jill Amer/Robyn Legge d Ching Ling Chang/Mary Struthers 3-6 6-2 6-4
 

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Week of January 10-16

Janaury 12-15 British Motor Cars Invitation, San Francisco, California, US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: Civic Auditorium
*Qualifying and Prelim rounds held January 8-11

Qualifying (Draw=23)

Q1: Marcie Louie d Roylee Bailey 6-0 6-3
Q1: Andree Martin d Madeleine Pegel default
Q1: Edda Buding d Nancy Ornstein 3-6 6-3 7-6
Q1: Cynthia Sieler d Wendy Appleby 6-3 6-3
Q1: Tam O'Shaughnessy d Kathy Mann 6-1 6-2
Q1: Esme Emanuel (SA) d Sue Vinton 6-1 6-1
Q1: Kristien Kemmer d Raquel Giscafre default
Q1: Brigitta Lindstrom (Fin) d Ceci Martinez 6-4 0-6 7-5
Q1: Maria Nasuelli d Marie Neummanova 6-3 6-4

Q2: Louie d Martin 6-0 6-4
Q2: Tory Fretz d Buding 6-2 6-4
Q2: Sally Holdsworth d ???? default
Q2: Sieler d ??? default
Q2: Vicki Berner d O'Shaughnessy 7-5 6-2
Q2: Emanuel d Kemmer 4-6 6-4 6-2
Q2: Vicky Smouse d Lindstrom default (Lindstrom fears the USTA ban)
Q2: Jane O' Hara (Can) d Nasuelli 6-2 6-2

Preliminary Rounds (Draw=16)

P1: Karen Krantzcke d Smouse 6-0 6-2
P1: Wendy Gilchrist d Sieler 6-2 6-2
P1: Pam Teeguarden d Fretz 5-7 6-3 6-2
P1: Holdsworth d Betty Stove 6-2 6-2

P1: Louie d Kerry Harris 6-0 7-5
P1: Lesley Hunt d O'Hara 3-6 7-6 6-3
P1: Wendy Overton d Emanuel 6-3 6-4
P1: Martinez d Berner 6-3 6-1

P2: Krantzcke d Gilchrist 7-6 6-4
P2: Teeguarden d Holdsworth 6-4 6-0
P2: Louie d Hunt 6-3 7-6
P2: Martinez d Overton 6-7 6-2 6-2


Main Draw (Draw=16)

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Ceci Martinez [Q] 6-1 6-3
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [8] d Karen Krantzcke [Q] 7-5 6-4
1R: Helen Gourlay d Helga Masthoff [5] 6-1 6-2
1R: Virginia Wade [4] d Julie Heldman 6-2 6-1

1R: Francoise Durr [3] d Val Ziegenfuss 6-2 7-6
1R: Kerry Melville [6] d Mary Ann Eisel 6-4 6-7 6-4
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [7] d Marcie Louie [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Rosie Casals [2] d Pam Teeguarden [Q] 6-2 6-4

QF: King [1] d Gunter [8] 6-2 1-6 6-4
QF: Wade [4] d Gourlay 6-3 6-2
QF: Melville [6] d Durr [3] 3-6 6-3 6-2
QF: Dalton [7] d Casals [2] 4-6 6-0 6-3

SF: King [1] d Wade [4] 6-4 6-3
SF: Melville [6] d Dalton [7] 6-2 6-4

FI: Billie Jean King [1] d Kerry Melville [6] 7-6 (5-0) 7-6 (5-2)

3rd place: Wade d Dalton 7-5 6-4

DF: Rosie Casals/Virginia Wade [1] d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [2] 6-3 5-7 6-2

Draw note: Ceci Martinez lost in the 1R of qualifying but then got an entry in the Prelims and qualified.


The USTA is now demanding 6% of the prize money as a fee to santion Slims events. The USTA President declares this is the normal sanction fee, a change from the "experimental" fee of $480 they charged last year. The USTA President: " Six percent is the same figure we charge for all events. The women wanted equality with the men. Well now they have it." Larry King, lawyer, promotor of several tour events, and spouse of leading star Billie Jean King, calls it "a power play" by the USTA.

The "Women's Lob" tour rolls on despite USTA threats of a ban on players. 32 women alone compete to qualify for the first event. Only a few default in the qualifying under the threat of a ban.

Casals is upset by vet Judy Tegart. Rosie directed most of her shots to the normally weak Dalton backhand. She was in for a surprise, as the "Old Fruit" has been training with male player back in Australia who "pounded the ball at my backhand, and that helped me a lot."

King-Gunter. "I missed a lot of shots becasue I was of shape. I kept telling myself I didn't deserve to win."

King was down 5-6 0-40 in the first set of the final. Then the "Old Lady" got it together and went on a tear, winning 24 of the next 27 points.
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January 10-16 Tasmanian Championships Hobart, Australia (Grass)

1R: Ann Lebedeff (US) d Sally Arnott 6-3 6-2
1R: Mona Schallau (US) [2] d Sue Taylor 6-1 6-0

QF: Olga Morozova d Lebedeff 6-0 6-3
QF: Janet Young d Anne Coleman 6-2 6-2
QF: Barbara Hawcroft d Chris Matison 7-6 6-4
QF: Schallau [2] d Margaret Tesch 6-2 2-6 7-5

SF: Morozova d Young 6-3 6-2
SF: Schallau [2] d Hawcroft 7-6 2-6 7-5

FI: Olga Morozova d Mona Schallau [2] 6-3 6-3

DF: Mona Schallau/Janet Young d Barbara Hawcroft/Olga Morozova 6-3 6-2

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January 10-16 Natal Sugar Bowl Championships, Durban, South Africa (Hard)

1R: Sue Minford d. S Green 6-1 6-0
1R: Jennie Helliar d. R Le Roux 6-1 6-2
1R: Jackie Fayter d. Daphne Pattison 6-2 retired

2R: Sharon Walsh d. J Lydall 6-0 6-1
2R: Linda Tuero d. C Judge 6-0 6-2
2R: Patti Hogan d. Janine Lieffrig 6-3 7-5
2R: Greta Delport d. Minford 6-4 6-4
2R: Fayter d. H Liebenberg 6-1 7-5
2R: Margot Gisbert d. M Druger 6-1 6-2
2R: Maryna Godwin Proctor d Laura Rossouw 6-4 6-2
2R: Ilana Kloss d Jenny Helliar 6-0 6-0

3R: Pat Pretorius d ????
3R: Proctor d Margot Gisbert 6-0 6-2
3R: Kloss d Jackie Fayter (GB) 6-2 6-4
3R: Greta Delport d Alison McMillan 3-6 6-1 6-3

3R: Brenda Kirk d Sannie Gouws 6-3 7-5
3R: Sharon Walsh d Nicky Kruger 3-6 7-5 6-3
3R: Linda Tuero d Brigitte Cuypers 6-3 6-4
3R: Patti Hogan d Donna Judge 6-2 6-3

QF: Pretorius d Proctor 6-3 6-1
QF: Delport d Kloss 6-1 7-6
QF: Kirk d Walsh 6-4 1-6 9-7
QF: Tuero d Hogan 6-0 6-3

SF: Pretorius d Delport 6-1 7-6
SF: Kirk d Tuero 2-6 7-6 6-4

FI: Brenda Kirk d Pat Pretorius 6-3 6-3

DF: Greta Delport/Pattison d Patti Hogan/Janine Lieffrig 6-3 6-4

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January 10-15 North Island Tennis Championships Hamilton, New Zealand

2R: Pauline Elliott d Mary Struthers (US) [5] 7-5 3-6 6-2

QF:

SF: Shelley Monds d Robyn Legge ????
SF: Marilyn Pryde d Ching Ling Chang (Tai) 6-0 6-1

FI: Marilyn Pryde d Shelley Monds 6-0 6-0

DF: Cecelie Fleming/Marilyn Pryde d Ching Ling Chang/Mary Struthers 6-2 6-4

MX: Jo Blakely/Armistead Neeley d Cecelie Fleming/Roger Dowdeswell 5-7 6-2 6-3
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ends January 16 Pacific Indoor Tournament, Portland, Oregon (Indoors)

FI: Janice Metcalf d Ann Kiyomura 6-4 6-4
 

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January 19-23 Independent Press-Telegram Champs Long Beach CA, US (Indoors and Hard outdoors)
Venues: Long Beach City College Gym, Cerritos College Men's Gym (in Norwalk) and the Billie Jean King Center

WT Pro Tour event
Prize money=$17,000 US

Qualifying (Draw=36)
January 15-18

Q1: Shari Barman d Andree Martin 2-6 7-6 7-5
Q1: Sue Vinton d J Brassey 6-0 6-0
Q1: Maria Nasuelli d Val Morgan 6-0 6-3
Q1: Kathy May d C Kika 6-0 6-0

Q2: Roylee Bailey d Barman 6-1 6-7 6-4
Q2: Vicky Smouse d Lany Kaligis 7-6 6-1
Q2: Gail Hansen d Penny Johnson 6-3 4-6 6-1
Q2: Lita Liem d Wendy Appleby 2-6 7-6 6-2
Q2: Kathy Harter d Vinton 6-3 6-1
Q2: Barbara Downs d Marilyn Aschner 6-2 4-6 6-1
Q2: Jane O Hara d Nancy Ornstein 3-6 6-2 6-3
Q2: Esme Emanuel d L Cushing 6-4 7-5

Q2: Cynthia Sieler d J Little 6-3 2-6 6-0
Q2: Pat Cody d V Culp default
Q2: Kristien Kemmer d Marie Neummanova 6-2 6-3
Q2: Vicki Berner d Nasuelli 6-1 2-6 6-4
Q2: Janet Newberry d May 6-4 6-3
Q2: Laurie Tenney d Cathie Anderson 6-2 6-2
Q2: Edda Buding d Sue Ince 6-3 6-3
Q2: Tam O'Shaughnessy d J Vaughn 6-2 6-0

Q3: Smouse d Bailey 6-4 6-3
Q3: Liem d Hansen 4-6 6-2 6-4
Q3: Downs d Harter 4-6 6-1 6-4
Q3: Emanuel d O' Hara 6-4 7-5
Q3: Cody d Sieler 7-5 6-2
Q3: Kemmer d Berner 6-3 6-2
Q3: Newberry d Tenney 7-5 6-4
Q3: O'Shaughnessy d Buding 6-2 6-7 6-4

Preliminary Round

P1: Newberry d Kerry Harris 7-6 6-2
P1: Wendy Overton d Emanuel 7-6 3-6 7-6
P1: Pat Cody d Sally Holdsworth 6-2 6-7 6-4
P1: Betty Stove s Smouse 6-0 6-0

P1: Downs d Wendy Gilchrist 6-0 2-6 6-2
P1: Kemmer d Marcie Louie 6-3 6-2
P1: O' Shaughnessy d Ceci Martinez 6-3 4-6 6-3
P1: Lesley Hunt d Liem 6-4 6-4

P2: Overton d Newberry 3-6 6-4 7-6
P2: Stove d Cody 6-1 6-4
P2: Downs d Kemmer 6-7 7-6 6-2
P2: Hunt d O' Shaughnessy 6-1 2-6 6-1

Main Draw=16

1R: Billie Jean King[1] d Pam Teeguarden 6-1 6-2
1R: Helen Gourlay [8] d Barbara Downs [Q] 6-0 6-3
1R: Francoise Durr [3] d Lesley Hunt [Q] 6-0 6-4
1R: Julie Heldman d Helga Masthoff [5] 6-2 7-5

1R: Kerry Melville [6] d Betty Stove [Q] 6-2 6-3
1R: Virginia Wade [4] d Val Ziegenfuss 6-2 6-3
1R: Wendy Overton [Q] d Judy Dalton [7] 6-1 6-2
1R: Rosie Casals [2] d Karen Krantzcke 4-6 6-1 6-0

QF: King [1] d Gourlay [8] 7-6 (5-1) 7-5
QF: Durr [3] d Heldman 6-2 6-1
QF: Melville [6] d Wade [4] 6-2 7-5
QF: Casals [2] d Overton [Q] 6-4 3-6 6-3

SF: Durr [3] d King [1] 6-3 6-0
SF: Casals [2] d Melville [6] 6-4 6-4

FI: Rosie Casals [2] d. Francoise Durr [3]* 6-2 6-7 (4-5) 6-3

3rd place: Melville d King default

DF: Rosie Casals/Virginia Wade [1] d. Helen Gourlay/Karen Krantzcke 6-4 5-7 7-5

The NYT has Durr seeded #4 and Wade #3. We are using John Dolan's seedings here.

This was both a hard (outdoor) and indoors event. The first 2 rounds were indoors- split between the Long Beach City College Gymnasium and the Cerritos College Men's Gymnasium in Norwalk. The last 2 rounds were outdoors at the Billie Jean King Center in Long Beach.

King said in her 1982 autobiography that she intentionally lost the semifinal match with Francoise Durr because of an argument with her (King's) husband (page 113-114).
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January 19-23 South Australian Open, Adelaide, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Memorial Drive

Draw=26

1R: Evonne Goolagong [1]-bye
1R: Mandy Morgan-bye
1R: S Thompson-bye
1R: Kathy Walker* [8] d Pat Billing 6-1 6-2
1R: Janet Young [3] d Liz Worner 6-1 6-2
1R: Anne Coleman d B Crittenden 6-2 6-1
1R: Christine Matison [6] d R Rosman 6-3 6-2
1R: Di Berkinshaw d Kerry Hogarth 6-1 6-0

1R: Barbara Hawcroft [4] d C Caplyin 6-0 6-1
1R: Pam Whytcross d Judith Gohl 7-6 7-6
1R: Marilyn Tesch [5] d Lois Raymond 6-0 6-0
1R: Sarah Taylor d Lynette Mansfield 6-4 6-1
1R: Joan Walker d G Maxwell 6-1 6-2
1R: Janine Whyte [7]-bye
1R: Gai Healey-bye
1R: Olga Morozova (USSR) [2]-bye

2R: Goolagong [1] d Morgan 6-2 7-5
2R: K Walker [8] d Thompson 6-3 6-3
2R: Young [3] d Coleman 6-3 6-1
2R: Matison [6] d Berkinshaw 6-2 6-3

2R: Hawcroft [4] d Whytcross 6-1 6-2
2R: Tesch [5] d Taylor 6-0 7-6
2R: Whyte [7] d J Walker 6-3 5-7 6-2
2R: Morozova [2] d Healey 6-0 6-1

QF: Goolagong [1] d K Walker [8] 6-3 6-1
QF: Young [3] d Matison [6] 6-2 6-0
QF: Tesch [5] d Hawcroft [4] 3-6 6-4 6-1
QF: Morozova [2] d Whyte [7] 6-0 6-2

SF: Goolagong [1] d. Young [3] 6-7 (1-7) 7-5 6-1
SF: Morozova [2] d. Tesch [5] 6-3 6-0

FI: Evonne Goolagong [1] d. Olga Morozova [2] 7-6 (7-4) 6-3

Doubles

SF: Evonne Goolagong/Olga Morozova d. Anne Coleman/Christine Matison 6-2 6-3

FI: Evonne Goolagong/Olga Morozova d. Kerry Hogarth/Marilyn Tesch 6-3 6-0

Draw note: The NYT has Kay Walker rather than Kathy. For now I am going with Kathy.

With most of the big guns in America Evonne and Olga are the 2 biggies on the Aussie circuit, Wade having gone back to the US after Kooyong. Janet Young was 3 or 4 times times 2 points points from victory vs. Evonne in the semis. Aussie sportsswriter Michael Quirk reported that Evoone got a $1,500 guarentee just to show up in Adelaide (p 92 of WT).

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January 18-22 Rothmans International Invitation London, England (Indoors)
Venue: Albert Hall London Women S Invitation

Draw=4

1R: Joyce Williams d Patti Hogan 6-0 6-1
1R: Winnie Shaw d Sharon Walsh 2-6 6-1 6-1

FI: Joyce Williams d Winnie Shaw 5-7 6-2 7-5

DF: Winnie Shaw/Joyce Williams d Patti Hogan/Sharon Walsh 6-2 7-5

A small ladies event played concurrently with a much larger men's field. Total prize money (combined) was $33,400 US.
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January 17-23 BP New Zealand Open, Auckland, New Zealand (Grass?)


2R: Ann Lebedeff (US) d Shelley Monds 6-3 7-6
2R: Mona Schallau (US) [1] d Jeannette Amer 6-4 6-0

QF: Marilyn Pryde d Cecilie Fleming 6-2 6-0
QF: Mary Struthers (US) d Bev Vercoe 5-7 6-2 7-5
QF: Lebedeff d Robyn Legge 6-3 6-2
QF: Schallau [1] d Jill Fraser 6-4 6-2

SF: Schallau [1] d Lebedeff 7-5 4-6 6-3
SF: Pryde d Struthers 6-3 6-1

FI: Mona Schallau [1] d. Marilyn Pryde 6-2 6-0

DF: Ann Lebedeff/Mona Schallau d Jeanette Amer/Robyn Legge 6-1 6-1
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January 21-23 Fort Lauderdale Invitation. Ft Lauderdale, Florida, US (Clay)
Venue: Holiday Park

*Amateur event with no prize money

Draw=8

1R: Chris Evert [1] d Bunny Smith 6-1 6-1
1R: Janet Haas d Judy Gfroerer 6-3 6-4
1R: Laurie Fleming [2] d Mary Wisnieski 6-1 6-0
1R: Jeanne Evert d Sally Greer 6-0 6-1

SF: Haas d d C Evert [1] default
SF: Fleming d J Evert 3-6 6-4 6-1

FI: Laurie Fleming [2] d Janet Haas 6-0 6-3

DF: Carrie Fleming/Laurie Fleming d Mary McLean/Bunny Smith 4-6 6-3 6-4

A stricly Floridian event held on Evert's home turf. Chrssie has to withdraw on her father's orders when she runs a 102 degree temperature. The semi between the US #1 ranked (16 and under) Fleming and Jeanne Evert (#1 14 yrs and under) takes 2 and a half hours.
 

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January 25-31 Virginia Slims United States Indoors, Hingham, Massachuestts, US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: Old Colony Tennis Club

Prize Money=$18,000 US (part of the WT Pro Tour)

Preliminary Round

Wendy Appleby d Cynthia Sieler 6-2 6-1
Marie Neummanova d Pam Austin 6-4 6-0
Marcie Louie d Cynthia Hayden 6-0 6-1
Vicky Smouse d Burke Lardner 6-1 6-2
Nancy Ornstein d Irene Josefowicz 6-2 6-1
Penny Moor d Shari Barman 6-3 6-1
Laurie Tenney d Susan Goodwin 6-1 6-3
Vicki Berner d Salli Holdsworth 6-0 6-4
Lany Kaligis d Roylee Bailey 7-5 7-5
Edda Buding d Leslie Vyce 6-2 6-2

Main Draw=32

1R: Rosie Casals [1] d Corinne Molesworth 6-2 3-6 6-1
1R: Betty Stove d Wendy Appleby [Q] 6-1 6-2
1R: Marcie Louie d Marie Neumanova 6-4 6-4
1R: Karen Krantzke d Tam O'Shaughnessy 6-4 6-2
1R: Virginia Wade [4] d Esme Emanuel 6-2 6-1
1R: Wendy Gilchrist d Penny Moor [Q] 6-4 6-1
1R: Judy Dalton [6] d Vicki Smouse [Q] 6-2 6-2
1R: Helga Masthoff d Nancy Ornstein [Q] 6-1 6-3

1R: Francoise Durr [3] d Lita Liem 6-2 6-3
1R: Laurie Tenney [Q] d Maria Nasuelli 6-1 6-2
1R: Lesley Hunt d Vicki Berner [Q] 7-5 6-0
1R: Helen Gourlay [7] d Kerry Harris 4-6 6-2 6-4
1R: Wendy Overton d Pam Teeguarden 6-1 6-3
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d Lany Kaligis [Q] 6-3 6-1
1R: Edda Buding [Q] d Ceci Martinez 4-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Kerry Melville [2] d Kristien Kemmer 6-4 6-3

2R: Casals [1] d Stove 6-4 6-0
2R: Kranztcke [8] d Louie 6-4 6-0
2R: Wade [4] d Gilchrist 6-7 (1-5) 6-2 6-1
2R: Dalton [6] d Masthoff 6-3 6-2

2R: Durr [3] d Tenney 6-4 6-2
2R: Hunt d Gourlay [7] 2-6 6-2 6-1
2R: Overton d Ziegenfuss 6-3 6-2
2R: Melville [2] d Buding [Q] 6-1 6-4

QF: Casals [1] d Krantzcke [8] 6-2 6-2
QF: Wade [4] d Dalton [6] 6-4 7-6 (5-1)
QF: Durr [3] d Hunt 6-3 6-3
QF: Overton d Melville [2] 6-4 2-6 6-4

SF: Wade [4] d Casals [1] 7-5 6-2
SF: Durr [3] d Overton 6-1 7-5

FI: Virginia Wade [4] d Francoise Durr [3] 6-3 7-5

3rd place: Casals d Overton 6-2 7-6 (5-3)

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Casals/Wade [1] d Masthoff/Teeguarden default
1R: Gilchrist/Stove d Molesworth/Moor 6-2 6-3
1R: Buding/Nasuelli d Kaligis/Liem 6-7 6-4 7-5
1R: Harris/Melville d Emanuel/Martinez 6-0 6-2

1R: Gourlay/Krantzcke d Berner/Neumanova 6-1 6-1
1R: Kemmer/Overton d Appleby/O'Shaughnessy 6-3 6-4
1R: Louie/Tenney d Ornstein/Smouse 7-5 6-2
1R: Dalton/Durr [2] d Hunt/Ziegenfuss 6-2 6-2

QF: Casals/Wade [2] d Glichrist/Stove 6-3 6-3
QF: Harris/Melville d Buding/Nasuelli 6-1 6-1
QF: Gourlay/Krantzcke d Kemmer/Overton 7-6 7-5
QF: Dalton/Durr [2] d Louie/Tenney 6-0 6-3

SF: Casals/Wade [1] d Harris/Melville 7-5 6-4
SF: Dalton/Durr [2] d Gourlay/Krantzcke 0-6 7-5 6-4

FI: Rosie Casals/Virginia Wade [1] d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [2] 2-6 6-3 7-6 (5-4)

Billie Jean King was planning on being here but suffered a thigh injury in last week's event.

The opening game of the early round Krantzcke-Louie match took 15 minutes in all-going to deuce 12 times. Marcie won the game, then ended up winning only 3 more in going out tamely.

A sold out crowd of 2,3000 for the finals. Wade is the first non-American winner of the US Indoors since Thelma Long in 1953.

Wade after the final: "Gone is the tempestous Virginia but the sportswriters love that adjective."

Francoise Durr more than made up for any lack of fire on Wade's part. After losing the doubles final of sudden-death point the fiery Frankie smashed her racquet to bits as a bemused Virginia smirked.

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Ends February 1 Swedish Indoors Championships Umea, Sweden (Indoors)

SF: Christina Sandberg d Madeleine Pegel 6-1 6-3
SF: Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer d Margareta Strandberg 0-6 6-3 6-3

FI: Christina Sandberg d Ingrid Bentzer 6-4 6-4

DF: Ingrid Bentzer/Christina Sandberg d A Dahlberg/I Larsson 6-0 6-2

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ends February 1 Southwest Australian Championships Perth, Australia (Grass)

FI: Olga Morozova d Janet Young 6-4 6-2

*the singles finals were held on Jan 31.
 

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February 1-7 Tennis Club Of Fort Lauderdale , Ft Lauderdale, Florida, US (Green Clay)
Venue: Tennis Club Stadium

Prize Money: US $25,000
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying (Draw=32)

Q1: Donna Ganz d Mary Mclean 6-2 6-1
Q1: Ceci Martinez d Roylee Bailey 6-1 6-2
Q1: Cynthia Sieler d Nancy Ornstein 6-3 7-6
Q1: Sue Epstein d Pam Austin 6-7 6-3 6-3
Q1: Lany Kaligis d Bunny Smith 6-1 6-3
Q1: Marie Neummanova d Sue Vinton 2-6 7-5 6-1
Q1: Sally Holdsworth d Vicky Smouse 0-6 6-1 6-3
Q1: Jane O'Hara d Sally Greer 6-2 6-4

Q1: Stephanie De Fina Johnson d Penny Moor 6-2 6-1
Q1: Vicki Berner d Tam O Shaughnessy 4-4 6-3 6-4
Q1: Janet Haas d Maria Nasuelli 6-0 6-4
Q1: Jeanne Evert d Shari Barman 6-1 6-0
Q1: Laurie Fleming d Wendy Appleby 6-0 6-0
Q1: Carrie Fleming d Lynn Epstein ???
Q1: Kristien Kemmer d Andree Martin 6-0 6-4
Q1: Kathy Kuykendall d Jill Cooper 7-5 6-7 6-0

Q2: Ganz d Martinez 6-4 6-1
Q2: Epstein d Sieler 7-5 6-3
Q2: Neummanova d Kaligis 7-5 6-3
Q2: Holdsworth d O'Hara 6-2 7-6

Q2: Johnson d Berner 6-3 6-0
Q2: J Evert d Haas 6-0 6-0
Q2: L Fleming d C Fleming 6-1 6-1
Q2: Kuykendall d Kemmer 6-3 6-1

Main Draw (=32)

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Kathy Kuykendall [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d Wendy Gilchrist 6-0 6-7 6-3
1R: Marcie Louie d Lesley Hunt 2-6 7-5 6-3
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [7] d Betty Stove 6-3 6-2
1R: Virginia Wade [5] d Stephanie Johnson [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R: Helen Gourlay d Donna Ganz [Q] 6-3 6-0
1R: Wendy Overton d Sally Holdsworth [Q] 6-1 7-6
1R: Francoise Durr [4] d Laurie Fleming [Q] 4-6 6-4 6-0

1R: Chris Evert [3] d Corinne Molesworth 6-2 6-3
1R: Helga Niessen Masthoff d Kerry Harris 6-3 6-0
1R: Julie Heldman d Sue Epstein [Q] 6-4 6-3
1R: Kerry Melville [6] d Pam Teeguarden 6-2 2-6 7-5
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [8] d Edda Buding 6-2 6-3
1R: Lita Liem d Esme Emanuel 6-1 1-0 retired (leg injury)
1R: Karen Krantzcke d Marie Neummanova [Q] 7-5 4-6 6-0
1R: Jeanne Evert [Q] d Rosie Casals [2] 4-6 6-3 6-3

2R: King [1] d Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-1
2R: Gunter [7] d Louie 6-3 6-0
2R: Gourlay d Wade [5] 1-6 6-4 6-3
2R: Overton d Durr [4] 6-2 6-3

2R: C Evert [3] d Masthoff 6-2 6-1
2R: Melville [6] d Heldman 4-6 6-0 6-4
2R: Dalton [8] d Liem 6-2 6-4
2R: Krantzcke d J Evert 6-1 1-6 6-4

QF: King [1] d Gunter [7] 6-0 7-6 (5-0)
QF: Overton d Gourlay 6-3 7-5
QF: C Evert [3] d Melville [6] 6-3 6-1
QF: Dalton [8] d Krantzcke 4-6 6-4 6-3

SF: King [1] d Overton 6-2 6-1
SF: C Evert [3] d Dalton [8] 6-1 6-3

FI: Chris Evert [3] d Billie Jean King [1] 6-1 6-0

3rd place: Judy Dalton [8] d Wendy Overton 1-6 6-3 7-6

Doubles (Draw=15)


1R: Dalton/Durr [1] d Berner/Kuykendall 6-2 6-1
1R: Emanuel/Gilchrist d Louie/Neumanova 7-5 6-2
1R: Heldman/Stove d Fleming/Fleming 6-3 2-6 6-1
1R: Harris/Melville d J Evert/Johnson 6-0 6-0

1R: Hunt/Ziegenfuss d Gourlay/Krantzcke 7-5 6-4
1R: Buding/Liem d Holdsworth/Molesworth 6-2 6-4
1R: Kemmer/Overton d Masthoff/Teeguarden default
1R: Gunter/Wade [2]-bye

QF: Dalton/Durr [1] d Emanuel/Gilchrist 6-3 6-0
QF: Heldman/Stove d Harris/Melville 6-1 6-4
QF: Hunt/Ziegenfuss d Buding/Liem 6-3 4-6 6-3
QF: Gunter/Wade [2] d Kemmer/Overton 7-6 6-4

SF: Dalton/Durr [1] d Heldman/Stove 6-4 6-2
SF: Gunter/Wade [2] d Hunt/Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-4

FI: Francoise Durr/Judy Dalton [1] d Nancy Gunter/Virginia Wade [2] 6-3 6-2

Draw note: My Durr score differs from both J dolan;s and Ugarte's. I am using the New York Times, score, which explicitly cites Durr winning 12 consecutive games.

The press dubbed the event "Fort Lauderdale vs the World". The local (and amateur) clay court dollies are lined up to combat the veteran pro women. On day 1 Jeanne Evert, only 14, upsets #2 seed Casals befoee 3,300. The 5 foot and only 90 pound "Jeannie". Rosie's tactic of drop shots followed by passing shots worked for one set, but she found herself chasing drop shots and then being lobbed over.

Jeanne led 4-2 in the decider in the next round before 6 foot Karen Krantzcke sent her back to school.

Durr survived her own 1R scare, coming back from 4-6 1-4 down to take 12 consecutive games in beating Laurie Fleming, another Floridian.

Top seed Billie Jean King registers an important win over her former bete noir Nancy Richey Gunter. Its King's 6th consecutive win over an opponent who is tough on clay. Speculating on a match with Chris, she said, "I wouldn't mind playing her. She's got a good attitude and goes out there and does her best."

Evert crushes Billie Jean in a final watched by a sellout of 3,500. It was so packed people were sitting in the aisles an hour before the final. Hundreds more crowded onto apartment roofs overlooking the court.

The blowout is the worst loss of King's career to date. Chrissie had spent the last five months working on her serve-and it showed. "I served about 150 a day". King begged to differ, later saying "her serve still isn't that hot." Afterwards Chris made the crowd laugh when she said before the event she was afraid of being rusty. King graciously said to the crowd, "The only thing I have to say to Chris is that you played too well. Good luck to all the tow-handed backhand kids."

King on the match in the press conference afterwards: "I can't remember losing a match that bad...My game stunk from the start. Chris kept knocking the ball back, waiting for me to make mistakes, And baby, I made em!"

Billie Jean wasn't willing to concede a toally glorious future for the young phenom. "I'm anxious to see what happens to her after all this attention. ..If she comes out on Tour, she'll find out the facts of life."
King predicted that Evert had reached had reached her peak at a young age, comparing her to Nancy Richey. (I need to source the exact quote-found in Tennis Australia).

Evert on King's poor performance: "Concentration-that's where Billie Jean failed today." She also later said, "Let's face it. Billie Jean was never in it."

Evert's father Jimmy was guarded about the result. "I'm noy so sure a lopsided win was such a good thing. Everybody will by out to get her, and don't worry, she'll be thrown to the wolves." The women pros left no doubts whose side they were on, louding cheering for King. Chris: "I heard the other pros cheering for Billie Jean. Of course I heard them. How could I have helped it-by putting cotton in my ears?" "Go get her Billie Jean!" was the pro contingents cry during play.

Of course King also had boisterous fans to contend with. Playing in what was practically Evert's back yard she faced a heavily pro-Evert crowd and Chris's rapid high school classmates. Her high school band led a parade march around the center court before the final. In response Pompano Beach, a club that sponsers King, flew a plane with a banner overhead that read, "We Love you Billie Jean!" King approved of the pre-match demonstration and showed no annoyance at the crowd,

The "Chrissie Factor" spelled success for the event-with total attendence of 17,000; a tour record so far for 1972. The organizer George Liddy must have been happy Chris won-as an amateur she was not eligible to collect the first prize of $4,400. As compensation he says he will fund the Evert clan's trip to Wimbledon.

Link to the Miami News coverage of the match:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...is+evert&hl=en

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February 1-6 Western Australian Championships Perth, Australia (Grass)

2R: Evonne Goolagong d C Watts 6-2 6-1
2R: Janet Young d Kerry Walker 6-0 6-4
2R: Chris Matison d Jenny Walker 6-4 6-1
2R: Pat Coleman d Chris O'Neil 6-4 6-4

2R: Barbara Hawcroft d P King 6-0 6-0
2R: Ann Coleman d S Arnott 6-2 6-1
2R: Janine Whyte d L Cooper 6-2 6-2
2R: Olga Morozova d S Irvine 6-3 6-1

QF: Goolagong d Young 6-3 7-5
QF: Pat Coleman d Matison 7-6 6-7 6-1
QF: Hawcroft d A Coleman 6-4 6-2
QF: Morozova d Whyte 6-0 6-1

SF:Goolagong d P Coleman 6-4 6-0
SF: Morozova d Hawcroft 7-5 6-1

FI: Evonne Goolagong d Olga Morozova 6-2 7-5

Doubles

FI: Evonne Goolagong/Barbara Hawcroft d Olga Morozova/Janet Young 3-6 6-4 6-3
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January 29-February 6 Scandinavian Covered Courts Championships Copenhagen, Denmark (Indoors)


Singles (Draw=18)

1R: Ellen Grindvold (Nor) d Dorte Ekner 6-2 2-6 6-3
1R: Pia Balling Stockman d L Solbeck 6-3 6-3

2R: Joyce Williams (GB) d Isabelle Larsson 6-2 6-4
2R: Ann Mette Soerensen d Michele Gurdal (Bel) 6-3 6-4
2R: Odile De Roubin (Frn) d G Ejlerskov 6-3 6-3
2R: Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer (Swd) d Grindvold 5-7 6-4 6-2

2R: Margareta Strandberg d Stockman 8-6 6-2
2R: Nathalie Fuchs d Maria Ann Klougart 1-6 6-3 6-2
2R: MV Nielsen d Ulla Sandulf default
2R: Winnie Shaw (GB) d Helle Sparre 6-2 8-6

QF: Williams d Soerensen 6-4 6-4
QF: Bentzer d De Roubin 6-4 4-6 6-4
QF: Strandberg d Fuchs 6-4 4-6 6-1
QF: Shaw d Nielsen default

SF: Bentzer d Williams 6-2 6-2
SF: Shaw d Strandberg 8-6 6-2

FI: Winnie Shaw d Ingrid Bentzer 7-5 6-4

Doubles

FI: Winnie Shaw/Joyce Williams d Ingrid Bentzer/ Margareta Strandberg 8-6 6-3
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Ends February 6 South Florida Championships West Palm Beach, Florida (Clay)

FI: Pam Austin d Mary McLean 6-1 6-1

Probably a strictly amateur event.
 

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Week of February 7-13


ends February 13 Parkland Open Championships Nairobi,Kenya

SF: Gail Chanfreau d S Lonie 6-0 6-1
SF: Jackie Fayter d Jenny Helliar 6-0 6-4

FI: Gail Chanfreau d Jackie Fayter 6-4 6-0

DF: Gail Chanfreau/Jenny Helliar d Jackie Fayter/J Turner 6-3 6-0

MX: Gail Chanfreau/Pierre Joly d Jackie Fayter/Shretta 6-2 5-4
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ends February 13 Coupe Cozon Paris, France (Indoors)

FI: Rosie Darmon d Odile de Roubin 6-2 6-2
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Ends February 14 All-Union Winter Championships Kiev, USSR (Indoors)

2R: Marina Chuvyrina d Anna Ivanova 6-1 6-4
2R: T Taranova d Yelena Granaturova 7-5 6-1
2R: Lydia Zinkevich d Yevgenya Izopaitis 6-3 6-4

QF: Chuvyrina d Galina Baksheeva 6-0 8-6
QF: Yevgenya Biryukova d Taranova 7-5 6-1
QF: Zinkevich d Anna Yeremeyeva 6-4 8-6
QF: Marina Kroshina d Zaiga Yansone 4-6 6-4 6-3

SF: Chuvyrina d Biryukova 2-6 6-4 6-2
SF: Kroshina d Zinkevich 2-6 6-2 6-3

FI: Marina Chuvyrina d Marina Kroshina 6-1 6-4

DF: Galina Baksheeva/Marina Chuvyrina d Evgenia Biryukova/Marina Kroshina 6-3 5-7 6-4

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February 8-13 New South Wales Hard Court Championships, ????,Australia (Clay)

1R: Evonne Goolagong d J Murdoch 6-0 6-1

QF: Goolagong d Helen Kayser 6-4 6-2

SF: Goolagong d Frances Luff 6-4 7-6
SF: Jan Lehane O'Neill d ????

FI: Evonne Goolagong d Jan O'Neill 6-1 6-2
 

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Week of February 14-20


February 16-19 Virginia Slims Of Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: Frederickson Field House

Prize Money= $20,000 US
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying (February 13-15)

Q1: Lany Kaligis d Sandy Stap 6-4 5-7 6-3
Q1: Sue Vinton d Pam Mason 6-1 6-2
Q1: Sue Stap d Kerry Harris 6-4 6-3
Q1: Madeleine Pegel d Vicki Berner 6-4 6-3
Q1: Cynthia Sieler d Penny Moor 6-7 6-1 6-3
Q1: Maria Nasuelli d Roylee Bailey 7-5 7-6
Q1: Edda Buding d Becky Coggins 6-0 6-0
Q1: Tam O'Shaughnessy d Wendy Appleby 4-6 7-6 6-4
Q1: Bev Barger d Shari Barman 7-6 6-1

Q2: Marie Neummanova d Kaligis 6-6 6-2 6-2
Q2: Sue Vinton d Vicky Smouse 6-1 6-3
Q2: Sue Stap d Pegel 7-6 6-2
Q2: Sieler d Pam Austin 6-1 6-2
Q2: Esme Emanuel d Nasuelli 6-4 6-2
Q2: Buding d Jane O' Hara 6-3 4-6 6-1
Q2: Nancy Ornstein d O' Shaughnessy 7-5 6-4
Q2: Ceci Martinez d Bev Barger 6-1 6-1

Preliminary Rounds

P1: Val Ziegenfuss d Ornstein ????
P1: Sieler d Kristien Kemmer ????
P1: Lita Liem d Martinez 1-6 6-3 7-5
P1: Betty Stove d Neummanova 6/4-4/6-6/3

P1: Wendy Gilchrist d Emanuel 7-6 6-7 6-1
P1: Pam Teeguarden d Buding 6-0 6-2
P1: Corinne Molesworth d Stap 6-6 6-2 6-1
P1: Marcie Louie d Vinton 6-1 6-0

P2:Ziegenfuss d Sieler 6-0 6-7 6-1
P2: Stove d Liem 6-1 6-2
P2: Teeguarden d Gilchrist 4-6 6-1 6-4
P2: Molesworth d Louie M 6-4 4-6 7-5

Main Draw=16

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Lesley Hunt 6-1 2-6 6-4
1R: Betty Stove [Q] d Karen Krantzcke 7-6 6-3
1R: Wendy Overton [7] d Mary Ann Eisel Curtis 3-6 7-5 6-0
1R: Rosie Casals [3] d Corinne Molesworth [Q] 6-2 6-3

1R: Julie Heldman d Kerry Melville [4] 7-5 6-4
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [6] d Pam Teeguarden [Q] 6-1 6-4
1R: Val Ziegenfuss [Q] d Helen Gourlay [5] 6-2 6-3
1R: Francoise Durr [2] d Nancy Richey Gunter 7-6 (5-4) 2-6 6-4

QF: Stove [Q] d King [1] 6-3 7-6 (5-4)
QF: Casals [3] d Overton [7] 6-1 6-1
QF: Dalton [6] d Heldman 7-5 6-4
QF: Ziegenfuss [Q] d Durr [2] 7-6 (5-3) 6-3

SF: Casals [3] d Stove [Q] 6-3 6-1
SF: Ziegenfuss [Q] d Dalton [6] 6-3 6-2

FI: Rosie Casals [3] d Val Ziegenfuss [q] 6-4 6-1

3rd Place: Betty Stove [Q] d Judy Dalton [6] 6-7 6-2 6-1

Doubles (Draw=7)

1R: Casals/King [1] d Hunt/Melville 6-0 6-0
1R: Gourlay/Krantzcke-bye
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Heldman/Stove 7-6 4-6 6-4
1R: Dalton/Durr [2] d Molesworth/Teeguarden 4-6 6-0 6-3

SF: Casals/King [1] d Gourlay/Krantzcke 7-6 5-7 6-1
SF: Dalton/Durr [2] d Overton/Ziegenfuss 6-0 6-1

FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King [1] d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [2] 6-7 (4-5) 7-6 (5-2) 6-2

Draw notes:
1. Double check Ziegenfuss-Durr score. Ugarte has 7-6 6-4.
2. Liem/Siler d Kemmer/Vinton 6-7 6-1 5-4 (tiebreak score) in the Consolation Doubles final. Was this
in any way connected to the main doubles draw?

The dour 1R Durr-Gunter match lasts 2 hours. In the quarterfinals both top seeds go out to qualifiers, with Stove breaking serve once in the first set and then following that by saving 4 sets points from 1-4 in the tiebreak. Ziegenfuss takes out the #5 seed (Gourlay) then Durr (#2) in the QF, and finally #6 Dalton in the semis. It's the first time a qualifier has ever made the finals of Slims event.

Val is no match for Rosie Casals in the final. Her win here puts Rosie at #1 in overall prize money on the tour through 5 events.

The USTA drops its demand of a 6% sanction fee, settling for $480 per event instead. This is major victory for tour founder Gladys Heldman, who also announces the minimum prize money for tour events is now set at $18,000.

Link to an SI article on Francoise Durr. A real classic that delves into life on tour,Oklahoma, and Durr's thoughts on other players:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...5856/index.htm
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ends February 18 Nyanza Open Championships Kisumu Kenya

SF: Gail Chanfreau d J Turner 6-3 6-2

FI: Gail Chanfreau d Jackie Fayter default
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A New York Times releases an article piece on Chris Evert titled "The Girl Who Grew Up on Center Court"

The budding teen wants to be called Chris, not "Chrissie". She's added a half-inch (now 5' 5" according to the Times) and 5 pounds to her thin frame. The bubble-gum chewing teen expressed disdain for the monikers "Little Poker Face" and "Cinderella in tennis shoes." Evert said, "That poker face thing is so blah-and I don't like the Cinderella thing either."

The unflappable Floridian may not show emotions on the court. Practice is different matter however. On the odd occasion Miss Evert has broken a few racquets in anger. Jimmy Evert was quoted in the Miami News, stating, " She has broken four racquets in the last four months."
 

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February 24-28 Virginia Slims Of Washington , Bethesda, Maryland,US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: Linden Hill Bath and Tennis Club

Prize Money= $18,000 US
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying (February 20-23)

Q1: Esme Emanuel d Carol Wood 6-2 6-2
Q1: Lany Kaligis d Kathy Kuykendall default
Q1: Kristien Kemmer d Carol Herrick 6-2 6-1
Q1: Penny Moor d Pam Austin 7-5 4-6 7-6
Q1: Kathy Blake Thornborough d Shari Barman default
Q1: Nancy Ornstein d Madeleine Pegel 7-5 6-1
Q1: Sue Vinton d Bessie Stockard default
Q1: Barbara Downs d Stephanie De Fina Johnson 5-7 6-3 6-2

Q1: Ceci Martinez d Nancy Reed 6-1 6-0
Q1: Wendy Appleby d Vicki Berner 7-6 6-3
Q1: Edda Buding d Vicky Smouse 6-4 4-6 6-2
Q1: Kerry Harris d Raymonde Jones 6-4 6-2
Q1: Roylee Bailey d Mona Schallau 6-1 6-4
Q1: Tam O Shaughnessy d Jane O'Hara 6-2 7-6
Q1: Maria Nasuelli d Olga Mahoney 6-4 6-1
Q1: Marie Neummanova d Bonnie Logan 5-7 6-3 7-5

Q2: Emanuel d Kaligis 6-1 6-4
Q2: Kemmer d Moor 6-4 6-3
Q2: Ornstein d Thornborough 2-6 6-2 6-3
Q2: Downs d Vinton 6-1 6-2

Q2: Martinez d Appleby 7-5 6-3
Q2: Harris d Buding 2-6 6-1 6-3
Q2: Bailey d O'Shaughnessy 6-3 7-5
Q2: Neummanova d Nasuelli 6-3 4-6 6-2

Preliminary Rounds

P1: Downs d Lesley Hunt 0-6 7-6 6-3
P1: Emanuel d Roylee Bailey 6-0 6-2
P1: Wendy Gilchrist d Neummanova 6-2 6-2
P1: Pam Teeguarden d Kemmer 6-3 6-4
P1: Martinez d Sally Holdsworth 6-4 5-7 6-4
P1: Ornstein d Lita Liem 6-4 4-6 7-5
P1: Harris d Cynthia Sieler 6-2 6-3

P2: Downs d Emanuel 6-4 6-3
P2: Gilchrist d Teeguarden 6-4 3-6 7-5
P2: Ornstein d Martinez 6-2 7-6
P2: Harris d Betty Stove 6-4 2-6 6-4

Main Draw=16

1R: Julie Heldman d Billie Jean King [1] 3-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter d Helen Gourlay [8] 6-0 6-2
1R: Kerry Melville [5] d Nancy Ornstein [Q] 6-3 6-2
1R: Francoise Durr [4] d Wendy Gilchrist [Q] 6-1 3-6 6-2

1R: Rosie Casals [3] d Val Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-4
1R: Barbara Downs [Q] d Judy Tegart Dalton [6] 6-1 6-1
1R: Wendy Overton [7] d Kerry Harris [Q] 6-3 7-6
1R: Chris Evert [2] d Karen Krantzcke 6-3 6-2

QF: Gunter d Heldman 6-1 6-3
QF: Melville [5] d Durr [4] 6-1 6-4
QF: Casals [3] d Downs [Q] 7-6 6-1
QF: Evert [2] d Overton 6-2 6-4

SF: Gunter d Melville [5] 6-4 6-4
SF: Evert [2] d Casals [3] 6-4 6-3

FI: Nancy Gunter d Chris Evert [2] 7-6 (5-1) 6-2

3rd Place: Kerry Melville [5] d Rosemary Casals [3] 6-2 6-4

Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Heldman/Stove d Casals/King [1] default
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Hunt/Teeguarden 6-4 1-6 6-1
1R: Gourlay/Kranztcke d Gilchrist/Ornstein 6-2 6-1
1R: Dalton/Durr [2] d Harris/Melville 6-3 5-7 6-1

SF: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Heldman/Stove 2-6 6-4 6-1
SF: Dalton/Durr [2] d Gourlay/Kranztcke 6-2 5-7 6-1

FI: Wendy Overton/ Val Ziegenfuss d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [2] 7-5 6-2

The tiny venue (capacity 1,750) is sold out for the entire event in anticipation of another King-Evert clash. A bombshell story quickly shakes up the event, as a Washington Post story headlined, "Abortion made Possible Mrs King's Top Year" broke.

The next day ever crafty Julie Heldman quickly spoils the dream final by upsetting King in the opening round. Billie Jean was suffering from a bad knee and an infected toe. Organizers gave Billie jean an extra day's rest, but she wasn't up to running all day, and in Julie's words King gave her the third set "on a silver platter, I don't think she wanted to be out there". Billie Jean walks out of the press conference when the reporter who wrote the abortion story refused to leave. Billie Jean withdraws from the doubles, and also announces she will take a break from the tour, citing the physical and emotional stress of playing to reach the $100,000 prize money record she set in 1971.

Nancy Gunter plows through the upper half of the draw left open by King's loss, reaching the final without the loss of a set. Evert also advanced through all her matches in straights. Nancy practiced with her brother Cliff before the Sunday final. It was nip and tuck in the opening set, which lasts 56 minutes. Evert led 4-2 but the momentum swung back. The key moment came in the tiebreak. Richey took the set with 3 straight points from 2-1. Nancy: "She was either getting tired or getting shaky when I won those 3 points quickly".

Evert wasn't too unhappy, after all this was her first event ever indoors.

Chris: "I don't think anyone would have beaten Nancy today, the way she played."

Here a link to a reprint of the Washington Post article
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...is+evert&hl=en

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February 20-27 Winter International Indoor Championships Moscow, USSR (Indoors)

Draw=20

1R: Yevgenia Biryukova d Rauza Islanova 6-3 6-4
1R: Nathalie Fuchs (Frn) d Yulia Berberian (Bul) 6-4 6-1
1R: Zaiga Yansone d Odile De Roubin (Frn) 6-0 6-2
1R: Marina Chuvyrina d Anna Ivanova 6-2 5-7 7-5

2R: Olga Morozova d Bryukhanchikova 6-2 6-3
2R: Yevgenya Izopaitis d Lyudmila Toporkova 6-2 6-2
2R: Anna Yeremeyeva d Natasha Chmyreva 6-0 6-0
2R: Biryukova d Fuchs 6-2 6-4

2R: Chuvyrina d Zaiga Yansone 6-1 3-6 6-2
2R: Marina Kroshina d Yelena Granaturova 1-6 6-0 6-2
2R: Anna Dmitrieva d Lydia Zinkevich 6-2 6-1
2R: Galina Baksheeva d Gishiyan 6-2 6-1

QF: Morozova d Izopaitis 6-0 6-4
QF: Biryukova d Yeremeyeva 6-1 7-6
QF: Kroshina d Chuvyrina 6-2 7-6
QF: Dmitrieva d Baksheeva 6-4 6-4

SF: Biryukova d Morozova 6-3 7-6
SF: Dmitrieva d Kroshina 6-2 4-6 6-4

FI: Yevgenya Biryukova d Anna Dmitrieva 6-4 6-3

DF: Olga Morozova/Zaiga Yansone d Yevgenia Biryukova/Marina Kroshina 6-3 5-7 6-4
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February 22-28 Kenyan Championships Nairobi, Kenya


QF: Gail Chanfreau d. ????
QF: J Turner (NZ) d J Michaux 6-0 7-5
QF: Jenny Helliar d J Davies 6-0 6-0
QF: Winnie Shaw GB) d. J Earl 6-0 6-0

SF: Chanfreau d Turner 6-2 6-4
SF: Shaw d Helliar 6-0 6-2

FI: Winnie Shaw (GB) d Gail Chanfreau (Fra) 2-6 6-2 6-4

DF: Gail Chanfreau (Fra)/Jenny Helliar d Winnie Shaw (GB)/J Turner (NZ) 6-2 6-3
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ends March 1 Belgian National Indoors Brussels, Belgium (Indoors)

FI: Michele Gurdal d Monique Van Haver 6-4 6-0

DF: Michele Gurdal/Monique Van Haver d De Witte/Van Gheluwe 6-4 6-0

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circa late February? Danish Indoors Champs.

FI: Lotte Sølbeck d. ??

DF: Gitte Grage Ejlerskov/Mari-Ann Bloch-Jørgensen Klougart d. ??

MX: Helle Sparre/Carl-Edward Hedelund d. ??
 

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February 28-March 1 K-Mart Invitational, Birmingham (Rochester) Michigan, US (Indoors on Sporteze)
Venue: Oakland University Sports Center

Prize Money= $15,000 US
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying

Q1: Vicky Smouse d Gretchen Galt 6-3 6-4
Q1: Wendy Appleby d Susan Banzhof 6-4 4-6 7-5
Q1: Marie Neummanova d Pam Austin 6-2 6-2
Q1: Roylee Bailey d Lany Kaligis 6-1 7-6
Q1: Sue Vinton d Madeleine Pegel 6-7 6-3 6-4
Q1: Tam O'Shaughnessy d Maria Nasuelli 2-6 6-4 7-6

Q2: Edda Buding d Penny Moor 7-6 6-3
Q2: Kristien Kemmer d Pat Faulkner 6-3 7-5
Q2: Mona Schallau d Smouse 6-2 6-3
Q2: Marie Neummanova d Appleby 6-3 6-1
Q2: Roylee Bailey d Vinton 6-2 6-4
Q2: Carol Hanks Aucamp d O'Shaughnessy 6-3 7-5
Q2: Cynthia Sieler d Sally Holdsworth default
Q2: Lita Liem d Sue Pritula 6-1 6-1

Preliminary Round

P1: Corinne Molesworth d Buding 6-2 6-2
P1: Esme Emanuel d Kemmer 7-5 6-2
P1: Kerry Harris d Schallau 6-4 6-4
P1: Nancy Ornstein d Neummanova 6-4 6-4
P1: Ceci Martinez d Bailey 7-5 6-4
P1: Pam Teeguarden d Aucamp 6-1 6-2
P1: Wendy Gilchrist d Sieler 7-6 7-6
P1: Barbara Downs d Liem 6-4 7-6

P2: Emanuel d Molesworth 6-3 6-4
P2: Ornstein d Harris 6-3 4-6 7-6
P2: Teeguarden d Martinez 6-2 6-2
P2: Gilchrist d Downs 6-2 6-1

Main Draw=16

1R: Rosie Casals [1] d Wendy Gilchrist [Q] 6-1 6-3
1R: Julie Heldman [8] d Pam Teeguarden [Q] 6-4 4-6 6-1
1R: Betty Stove d Judy Tegart Dalton [5] 7-6 6-4
1R: Wendy Overton d Karen Krantzcke [3] 6-4 6-3

1R: Kerry Melville [4] d Lesley Hunt 6-3 6-1
1R: Valerie Ziegenfuss [6] d Nancy Ornstein [Q] 6-0 6-2
1R: Helen Gourlay [7] d Esme Emanuel [Q] 7-5 6-2
1R: Corinne Molesworth [LL] d Francoise Durr [2] 6-2 2-6 7-6

QF: Casals [1] d Heldman [8] 2-6 6-4 6-0
QF: Overton d Stove 6-2 6-4
QF: Melville [4] d Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-1
QF: Gourlay [7] d Molesworth [LL] 6-2 6-7 7-5

SF: Casals [1] d Overton 6-4 6-4
SF: Melville [4] d Gourlay 6-3 6-1

FI: Kerry Melville [4] d Rosie Casals [1] 6-3 6-7 (4-5) 6-4

3rd place:Wendy Overton d Helen Gourlay 6-3 6-2

Doubles

FI: Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr [1] d Rosie Casals/Kerry Melville [2] 6-1 6-1

The absence of King and Evert was a golden opportunity seized on by Kerry Melville. In front of a capacity crowd of 1,700 the Aussie has her first match point at 6-3 5-1 40-15, then lets 4 more slip by as the score goes to 5-5. Kerry serves for it again at 6-5 but double faults on break point. In the tiebreal she has more match points at 4-3. When Casals won the second set tiebreak one felt she had the momemtum, yet Kerry finally took the match 16 games after her first match point. "I thought I'd never win it," the pixie-like Melville declared, "but I was determined I wasn't going to lose." This is Melville's first tournament win since Auckland in 1971.

Despite the lack of big names the event nets $35,000 in ticket sales, up $4,000 from last year
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ends March 5 Japanese National Indoors,Tokyo, Japan (Indoors)

QF: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Misako Murakami 6-3 2-6 6-2
QF: Nana Sato d Kimiyo Hatanaka 4-6 6-2 6-4

SF: Sawamatsu d Mary Struthers (US) 6-1 6-3
SF: Sato d Seirei Cho 7-5 7-6

FI: Kazuko Sawamatsu d Naoko Sato 6-2 6-1

DF: Kimiyo Hatanaka/Kazuko Sawamatsu d H Goto/Naoko Sato 6-0 6-2

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March 6, City of Perth Championships, Australia

FI: Christine Matison d. L. Cooper 6-1 6-3
 

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Week of March 6-12


March 6-12 Maureen Connolly Brinker International Dallas,Texas, US (Indoors on Sportface)
Venue: T-Bar M Racquet Club

Prize Money= $32,775 US

Qualifying

Q1: Corinne Molesworth d Sandy Stap 1-6 6-2 6-0
Q1: Edda Buding d Daryl Gralka 7-5 6-4
Q1: Marie Neummanova d Patty Ann Reese 6-1 6-2
Q1: Nell Truman d Sue Stap 6-3 2-6 6-1
Q1: Eliza Pande d Andrea Rains 6-3 6-1
Q1: Vicki Berner d Bev Barger 7-5 7-5
Q1: Becky Vest d Shari Barman 6-3 6-0
Q1: Kerry Harris d Bonnie Logan 6-3 7-5

Q1: Laurie Tenney d Tam O' Shaughnessy 6-3 3-1 retired
Q1: Mona Schallau d Janet Newberry 6-0 7-6
Q1: Kristien Kemmer d Madeleine Pegel 6-2 6-1
Q1: Lany Kaligis d Sue Vinton 6-2 6-4
Q1: Cynthia Sieler d Pam Austin 6-3 6-4
Q1: Wendy Appleby d Mary Mclean 6-3 7-6
Q1: Roylee Bailey d Vicky Smouse 6-3 7-6
Q1: Ceci Martinez d Penny Moor 6-2 6-1

Q2: Molesworth d Buding 6-3 7-5
Q2: Truman d Neummanova 6-4 6-3
Q2: Berner d Pande 6-2 6-1
Q2: Vest d Harris 6-4 4-6 6-4
Q2: Schallau d Tenney 6-2 7-6
Q2: Kemmer d Kaligis 6-3 6-1
Q2: Sieler d Appleby 6-3 6-2
Q2: Martinez d Bailey 6-0 6-1

Main Draw=32

1R: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Wendy Gilchrist 6-0 1-6 9-7
1R: Helen Gourlay d Esme Emanuel 6-3 7-5
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton d Ceci Martinez [Q] 6-2 6-1
1R: Wendy Overton [8] d Pam Teeguarden 7-5 6-1
1R: Chris Evert [5] d Cynthia Sieler [Q] 6-2 6-1
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d Lita Liem 6-3 6-2
1R: Karen Krantzcke d Corinne Molesworth [Q] 7-5 6-1
1R: Billie Jean King [4] d Kristien Kemmer [Q] 6-2 6-1

1R: Nell Truman [Q] d Virginia Wade [3] 5-7 7-6 (5-2) 6-3
1R: Mona Schallau [Q] d Betty Stove 6-3 6-1
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter d Vicki Berner [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Francoise Durr [6] d Marcie Louie 6-3 6-2
1R: Kerry Melville [7] d Mary Ann Eisel Curtis 1-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Julie Heldman d Nancy Ornstein 6-1 6-4
1R: Lesley Hunt d Becky Vest [Q] 6-2 6-3
1R: Rosie Casals [2] d Barbara Downs 6-1 6-1

2R: Goolagong [1] d Gourlay 6-3 7-6 (5-0)
2R: Overton [8] d Dalton 7-6 7-6
2R: Evert [5] d Ziegenfuss 6-0 6-3
2R: King [4] d Krantzcke 6-3 6-4

2R: Truman [Q] d Schallau [Q] 6-3 6-7 7-5
2R: Gunter d Durr [6] 6-2 6-0
2R: Melville [7] d Heldman 3-6 6-4 6-1
2R: Hunt d Casals [2] 6-3 3-6 8-6

QF: Goolagong [1] d Overton [8] 6-3 6-1
QF: King [4] d Evert [5] 6-7 6-3 7-5
QF: Gunter d Truman [Q] 6-1 6-2
QF: Hunt d Melville [7] 4-4 6-2 6-2

SF: King [4] d Goolagong [1] 1-6 6-4 6-1
SF: Gunter d Hunt 6-2 6-3

FI: Nancy Gunter d Billie Jean King [4] 7-6 (5-2) 6-1

Doubles

1R: Gilchrist/Goolagong d Emanuel/Martinez 6-4 7-5

FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr 6-3 4-6 7-6

The national media descended on Dallas in droves, salivating at the prospect of a first meeting between the American "Cinderella" Chris Evert and ingenue Evonne Goolagong. This is Evonne's first WT Pro tour event and her first ever tournament in the United States.

The Tennis Gods of the draw were not so kind however, and placed Billie Jean, Chris, and Evonne in the same upper half of the draw.

Evonne promptly throws a scare into everyone by being only two points from defeat vs Gilchrist in the opening round. A Goolagong-Evert encounter was still alive.

"Old Lady" Billie Jean King spoiled it all though by whipping both of her younger rivals in back to back matches. First she took down Evert. Billie Jean clawed back from a set and 1-3 down, ignoring leg cramps. In Billie Jean's words she thought, "Don't give up. Guts it out." Evert confessed to thinking ahead afterwards, "I started thinking about what I was going to do after I had won. I was thinking of playing Evonne."

King: "I thought about winning a match one time when I was about 16-and I lost. I have never done that again."

The Californain twice threw her racquet in anger after questionable line calls. King put Evert away on the third match point. Later on she played a doubles match that went past midnight.

The next night Billie Jean did it again. "The Old Lady is not over the hill yet", she exclaimed after upsetting Goolagong in 3 arduous sets. "I was so sore I didn't think I'd be able to move." After a tame first set, where she a shadow of herself, King stormed the net. In one glorious stretch she lost only 1 point through 4 service games. It was Evonne who crumbled down the stretch.

The last twist came in the final, where King said she "just ran out of gas" in a 65 minute final. Nancy Richey Gunter sailed through the bottom half the draw after Lesley Hunt upset #2 seed Casals in 2 hrs 10 minutes. This match stopped an 8 match losing streak Nancy had vs Billie Jean. With the $19,000 first prize Gunter now leads the tour in prize money winnings.

More from Billie Jean on the final: "My legs were hurting and Nancy knew it and kept hitting the ball at my feet. I was low on adrenalin.Those earlier matches took it all out of me."

Nancy: "it's nice to win some real money after playing so long for nothing. I think I'm serving better now, better than I ever have."

The gals played in front of a packed house all week at the tiny T-Bar, which held only 1,500. Many in the ritzy crowd wore black ties and dresses.

Half a world away former #1 Margaret Court gives birth to a son on March 6. Within a few weeks she is announcing a planned return to the tour in the summer.

Link to an SI article on the event titled "Shootout at the T Bar."
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...5895/index.htm
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March 3-12 Cairo International, Cairo, Egypt (Clay)

Draw=16

1R: Gail Chanfreau d Alena Pavliskova 6-2 6-2
1R: Janice Tindle (Can) d C Nelson (US) 6-0 6-0
1R: Odile De Roubin d Jane O' Hara 2-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Katja Ebbinghaus d Libuse Kuzelova 6-4 6-3

1R: Lea Pericoli d ???? default
1R: Nathalie Fuchs d Bibitsa Vassiliadis 6-1 7-5
1R: Monica Giorgi d Andree Martin (Can) 6-3 7-5
1R: Alena Palmeova-West d Themeli default

QF: Chanfreau d Tindle default
QF: Ebbinghaus d De Roubin 6-4 6-2
QF: Pericoli d Fuchs 6-4 6-2
QF: Giorgi d Palmeova-West 7-5 3-6 6-4

SF: Chanfreau d Ebbinghaus 8-6 5-7 6-2
SF: Pericoli d Giorgi 4-6 6-4 6-2

FI: Gail Chanfreau d Lea Pericoli 6-1 6-2

DF: Monica Giorgi/Lea Pericoli d Jane O'Hara/Janice Tindle 6-1 6-3

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ends March 12 Sofia International, Sofia, Bulgaria

FI: Martina Navratilova d Mariana Simionescu 6-1 6-4

DF: Martina Navratilova/Z Strnadova d Bettina Borkett/Veronika Koch 6-3 0-1 retired

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Mar 12, Wynnum, Queensland, Australia

FI: Wendy Turnbull d. Barbara Hawcroft 7-5 6-2

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March 13, South-West Districts, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

FI: Janet Young d. Maureen McCalman Pratt 6-3 ??
 

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Week of March 13-19

March 13-19 Alexandria International, Alexandria, Egypt (Clay)

QF: Alena Palmeova-West d Alena Pavliskova 6-1 6-3
QF: Odile De Roubin d Drahomira Matejkova 6-0 6-4
QF: Nathalie Fuchs d Mariani 6-1 6-0
QF: Libuse Kuzelova d Woreina 5-7 6-0 6-1

SF: Palmeova-West d De Roubin 6-0 7-5
SF: Fuchs d Kuzelova 6-4 6-1

FI: Alena Palmeova West d Nathalie Fuchs 6-3 1-6 6-1
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March 14-20 Riviera Tournament, Menton, France (Clay)

QF: Judith Szorenyi d Maylis Burel 6-4 6-3
QF: Jehanne Venturino d Erzsebet Szell 5-7 6-4 6-2
QF: Elly Appel d Glynis Coles 6-2 6-3
QF: Margareta Strandberg d D Falkenburg 6-0 6-4

SF: Szorenyi d Venturino 6-1 6-1
SF: Strandberg d Appel 6-1 6-1

FI: Judith Szorenyi d Margareta Strandberg 8-6 6-3

DF: Lesley Charles/Glynis Coles d Katalin Borka/Judith Szorenyi 7-5 6-3
 

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Week of March 20-26

March 20-26 Virginia Slims Of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, US (Indoors on Green Clay)
Venue: Westwood Racquet Club

Prize Money= $18,000
Part of the WT Pro Tour.

Qualifying

Q1: Nancy Allen d Flo Bryan 6-2 6-1
Q1: Lany Kaligis d Wendy Appleby 6-4 7-6
Q1: Vicki Berner d Penny Moor 2-6 6-4 6-2
Q1: Margie Cooper d Sheri Moser 6-1 6-1
Q1: Tam O' Shaughnessy d Roylee Bailey default
Q1: Pam Austin d Vicky Smouse 6-2 6-0
Q1: Patti Ann Reese d Sue Pritula 7-5 6-4
Q1: Janet Newberry d Mary Mclean 6-2 6-2
Q1: Madeleine Pegel d Shari Barman 6-2 6-1
Q1: Marie Neumannova d Tori Novack 6-1 6-2

Main Draw=32

1R: Rosie Casals [1] d Sue Pritula [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Esme Emanuel d Nancy Allen [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Wendy Gilchrist [8] d Jill Cooper 6-3 2-6 6-4
1R: Marcie Louie d Vicki Berner [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Wendy Overton [5] 6-7 6-1 6-2
1R: Marie Neumannova [Q] d Ceci Martinez 6-0 6-4
1R: Lita Liem d Patti Ann Reese [Q] 6-2 6-4
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [4] d Tam O' Shaughnessy [Q] 6-2 6-1

1R: Billie Jean King [3] d Barbara Downs 6-2 6-3
1R: Nell Truman d Cynthia Sieler 6-7 6-2 7-6
1R: Janet Newberry [Q] d Nancy Ornstein 6-4 6-1
1R: Mona Schallau d Judy Tegart Dalton [6] 6-1 7-6
1R: Kerry Harris d Karen Krantzcke [7] 7-5 4-6 6-3
1R: Lany Kaligis d Kristien Kemmer 7-6 2-6 6-3
1R: Margie Cooper [Q] d Pam Austin [Q] 6-0 6-4
1R: Kerry Melville [2] d Madeleine Pegel [Q] 6-3 6-4

2R: Casals [1] d Emanuel 6-1 6-4
2R: Gilchrist d Louie 6-2 6-4
2R: Neumannova [Q] d Molesworth 7-5 5-7 6-3
2R: Gunter d Liem 6-1 6-2

2R: King [3] d Truman 6-2 7-5
2R: Newberry [Q] d Schallau 6-4 7-5
2R: Kaligis d Harris 6-1 6-4
2R: Melville d Cooper [Q] 6-3 6-2

QF: Casals [1] d Gilchrist 6-7 6-2 7-5
QF: Gunter [4] d Neumannova [Q] 7-5 6-1
QF: King [3] d Newberry [Q] 6-1 6-0
QF: Melville [2] d Kaligis 6-0 6-2

SF: Gunter [4] d Casals [1] 1-6 7-5 6-2
SF: King [3] d Melville [2] 6-3 6-0

FI: Billie Jean King [3] d Nancy Gunter [4] 6-3 6-4

3rd place: Kerry Melville [2] d Rosie Casals [1] 6-1 7-5

Doubles

SF: Casals/King [1] d Harris/Melvile 7-5 6-3
SF: Dalton/Krantzcke [2] d Kaligis/Liem 6-1 6-4

FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King [1] d Judy Dalton/Karen Krantzcke [2] 7-5 7-6

Rosie must have breathed a sigh of relief when Gilchrist double faulted to give her the match in a tight third set. Casals is twice within two points of beating Nancy in the semis, but the tenacious Texan pulls through. Nancy's outfit hee consists of a Virginia Slims T-Shirt and white shorts.

In the final Billie Jean avenges her loss to Gunter in Dallas. The defeat snaps a 13 match win streak for Nancy. It also ends King's longest drought since 1970-this is King's first event win out of her last 6. King on no longer being so dominant on the Slims tour: "I think it's better for the Tour-better for the crowds. We've had six different winners in nine weeks and I think people always want to see new names."

Billie Jean also threatens to boycott Wimbledon. "Unless Wimbledon changes and gives more prize money, then I have to consider not playing there. Why should Wimbledon be THE tournament? I owe my alliengence to the Virginai Slims circuit. It has made my life. I believe I should really think about the Circuit first. " (page 116 of WT, June issue)
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March 20-25 Federation Cup, Johannesburg, South Africa (Hard)
Venue: Ellis Park

Draw=31 nations

First Round

Australia [1]-bye

Canada d Israel 3-0

Janice Tindle d Mara Cohen-Mintz 6-1 6-0
Jane O'Hara d Tova Epstein 6-0 6-0
Jane O'Hara/Janice Tindle d Mara Cohen-Mintz/Tova Epstein 6-0 6-2

Norway d Taiwan 2-1

Kirsten Robsahm d Liu-Yu Han 6-2 6-2
Ching-ling Chang(Tai)d Ellen Grindvold 8-6 5-7 6-2
Ellen Grindvold/Kirsten Robsahm d Ching-Ling Chang/Liu-Yu Han 6-0 6-2

Italy [8] d Spain 2-1

Ana-Maria Estalella (Sp) d Rosalba Vido 7-5 4-6 6-3
Maria-Teresa Nasuelli d Carmen Mandarino 6-3 1-6 6-2
Maria-Teresa Nasuelli/Rosalba Vido d Ana-Maria Estalella/Carmen Mandarino 6-2 6-4

Germany [5] d Greece 3-0

Helga Masthoff d Alice Alexandri 6-2 6-1
Katja Ebbinghaus d Dionissia Asteri 8-6 10-8
Helga Masthoff/Heide Orth d Dionissia Asteri/Alex Rotas 6-1 6-1

Ireland d Denmark 3-0

Sue Minford d Gitte Ejlerskov 6-0 6-1
Geraldine Barniville d Anne-Mette Sorensen 6-1 6-1
Geraldine Barniville/Eleanor McFadden d Mari-Anne Klougart/Lotte Solbeck 6-1 6-3

Argentina d Finland 2-1

Raquel Giscafre d Helena Laitinen 6-1 6-0
Leena Mutanen (Fin) d Beatriz Araujo 9-7 8-10 6-4
Beatriz Araujo/Raquel Giscafre d Helena Laitinen/Leena Mutanen 6-1 6-2

Great Britain [3] d Japan 3-0

Virginia Wade d Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-2 6-3
Winnie Shaw d Kimiyo Hatanaka 6-4 6-1
Virginia Wade/Joyce Williams d Kimiyo Hatanaka/Kazuko Sawamatsu 6-1 6-2

France [4] d Austria 3-0

Francoise Durr d Sonja Pachta 6-2 6-2
Gail Chanfreau d Sabine Bernegger 6-1 6-1
Gail Chanfreau/Francoise Durr d Sabine Bernegger/Sonja Pachta 6-1 6-1

Ecuador d Iran 3-0

Ana Maria Yzaca d Parvin Afshar 6-0 6-2
Maria Guzman d Sadigheh Akbari 6-4 6-2
Maria Guzman/Ana Maria Ycaza d Parvin Afshar/Sadigheh Akbari 6-0 6-0

Brazil d Switzerland 2-1

Beatrice Chrystman d Evagreth Emmenegger 1-6 6-4 6-4
Andrea Menezes d Rita Felix 6-4 2-6 6-1
Evagreth Emmenegger/Marianne Kindler (Swt) d Beatrice Chrystman/Iris Riedel 6-2 4-6 6-3

South Africa [6] d Belgium 3-0

Brenda Kirk d Monique Van Haver 6-2 6-4
Pat Pretorius d Michele Gurdal 6-2 6-4
Greta Delport/Pat Pretorius d Michele Gurdal/Monique Van Haver 6-1 6-4

Netherland [7] d New Zealand 2-1

Marilyn Pryde (NZ) d Marijke Schaar 6-1 6-2
Betty Stove d Robyn Hunt 6-4 6-2
Betty Stove/Trudy Walhof d Robyn Hunt/Marilyn Pryde 15-13 10-8

Columbia d Luxembourg 3-0

Maria Victoria de Moggio d Josiane Graas 6-1 6-2
Isabel Fernandez d Flore Wagner 6-0 6-1
Isabel Fernandez/Maria Victoria de Moggio d Josiane Graas/Monique Krecke 6-2 6-2

Uruguay d Mexico 2-1

Elena Subirats (Mex) d Mary Puljak 6-4 6-0
Fiorella Bonicelli d Yola Ramirez-Ochoa 6-4 6-8 6-2
Fiorella Bonicelli/Lucia Bruce d Yola Ramirez-Ochoa/Elena Subirats 11-9 2-6 8-6

United States [2] d Rhodesia

Val Ziegenfuss d Daphne Pattison 6-0 6-3
Linda Tuero d Sally Hudson-Beck 6-4 6-1
Linda Tuero/Val Ziegenfuss d Sally Hudson-Beck/Daphne Pattison 6-0 6-4

Second Round

Australia [1] d Canada 2-0

Evonne Goolagong d Jane O'Hara 6-3 6-1
Helen Gouraly d Janice Tindle 6-3 6-4

Italy [8] d Norway 2-0

Maria-Teresa Nasuelli d Ellen Grindvold 6-3 6-4
Rosalba Vido d Kirsten Robsahm 7-5 6-1

Germany [5] d Ireland 2-1

Helga Masthoff d Geraldine Barniville 6-0 6-3
Sue Minford (Ire) d Katja Ebbinghaus 6-3 4-6 6-4
Helga Masthoff/Heide Orth d Geraldine Barniville/Sue Minford 6-1 6-2

Great Britain [3] d Argentina 2-1

Winnie Shaw d Raquel Giscafre 6-3 7-5
Virginia Wade d Beatriz Araujo 6-3 10-8
Beatriz Araujo/Raquel Giscafre d Winnie Shaw/Virginia Wade 6-4 2-6 6-3

France [4] d Ecuador 2-0

Francoise Durr d Maria Guzman 6-1 6-3
Gail Chanfreau d Anna-Maria Ycaza 6-1 6-1

South Africa [6] d Brazil 2-0

Brenda Kirk d Beatrice Chrystman 6-4 6-1
Pat Pretorius d Andrea Menezes 6-2 6-2

Netherlands [7] d Columbia 2-1

Isabel Fernandez (Col) d Marijke Schaar 6-2 2-6 6-3
Betty Stove d Maria Victoria de Moggio 6-1 6-0
Betty Stove/Trudy Walhof d Isabel Fernandez/Maria Victoria de Moggio 6-2 6-1

United States [2] d Uruguay 2-0

Val Ziegenfuss d Fiorella Bonicelli 6-1 6-0
Linda Tuero d Mary Puljak 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Australia [1] d Italy [8] 3-0

Evonne Goolagong d Maria-Teresa Nasuelli 6-0 6-3
Helen Gourlay d Monica Giorgi 6-1 6-1
Evonne Goolagong/Helen Gourlay Monica Giorgi/Maria-Teresa Nasuelli 6-4 6-1

Great Britian [3] d Germany [5] 2-1

Winnie Shaw d Heide Orth 6-0 6-0
Virginia Wade d Helga Masthoff 6-2 6-1
Helga Masthoff/Heide Orth d Winnie Shaw/Virginia Wade 3-6 6-4 6-4

South Africa [6] d France 2-1 [4]

Francoise Durr (Frn) d Pat Pretorius 7-5 3-6 6-3
Brenda Kirk d Gail Chanfreau 6-4 0-6 6-2
Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius d Gail Chanfreau/Francoise Durr 6-3 6-4

United States [2] d Netherlands 3-0

Linda Tuero d Trudy Walhof 3-6 6-1 9-7
Val Ziegenfuss d Marijke Schaar 6-2 5-7 7-5
Sharon Walsh/Val Ziegenfuss d Marijke Schaar/Trudy Walhof 8-6 6-3

Semifinals

Great Britain [3] d Australia [1] 2-1

Winnie Shaw d Helen Gourlay 4-6 6-3 6-3
Evonne Goolagong (Aus) d Virginia Wade 6-4 8-10 6-1
Virginia Wade/Joyce Williams d Evonne Goolagong/Helen Gourlay 6-2 6-2

South Africa [6] d United States [2] 2-1

Val Ziegenfuss (US) d Pat Pretorius 6-4 5-7 6-4
Brenda Kirk d Linda Tuero 6-3 6-2
Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius d Sharon Walsh/Val Ziegenfuss 8-6 6-1

Final

South Africa [6] d Great Britain [3] 2-1

Virginia Wade (GB) d Pat Pretorius 6-3 6-2
Brenda Kirk d Winnie Shaw 4-6 7-5 6-0
Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius d Virginia Wade/Joyce Williams 6-1 7-5


Consolation Final: Japan d Norway 3-0

Draw note: due to rain many ties that were already at 2-0 left the doubles unplayed.

A record amount of teams come-drawn by free airfare for 3 members per team. South Africa, under pressure due to its aparheid policy, bid heavily for this event as part of their effort to prove to the world they can put on international events. Non-Whites were allowed to sit in previously whites only sections, though few actually did so. The Argentine and Italian ladies raised eyebrows by sittin in the non-whites section.

From the start people came to see what the fuss was all about.

In the 1R the deciding doubles of the Dutch vs New Zealand took 46 games and lasted 3 hours.


The first shock of the event was South Africans upsetting the French. Durr predictably won her match, and when Gail Chanfreau won a six-nil second set a routine win looked imminent. Then came a downpout-which put off play until the next day. Suddenly Gail chipped returns sat up high for Brenda Kirk to belt way for winners. Then the South Africans easiily beat the experienced Team of Chanfreau/Lovera-former French winners. Conditions played a part, as the high altitude made conditions fast.

The overseeded Americans scraped by to get to the semis. Ziegenfuss had to save a match point in the third to beat Schaar, who choked horribly.

Meanwhile Britain took out Australia. The Goolagong-Wade match started as a slaughter (Evonne led 6-4 4-0) then reached a crescendo as Wade fought back to take a 10-8 set. According to WT "at that imeit became an electrifying contest, full of superb attacking shots by both players and wonderful displays of speed and athleticism. bob Hewitt wrote afterwards that the set had been "the best women's tennis ever seen at Ellis Park." At the start of the 3rd Virginia got distracted at the lack of balls "and never recovered her concentration." Goolagong's magic couldn't pull the rest of the team with her however-as the Brits take the next two rubbers.

Surely Britain would finally take the Cup. The home team was such as underdog that Bob Hewitt said he would eat his hatif they won.

The impossible happened. South Africa stuns everyone by winning the Fed Cup in front of a rabid overflow crowd of 7,000 plus at Ellis Park. It was so packed that for only the second time ever some were allowed to sit courtside. No one can take their eyes off the final, not even male pros or Francoise Durr, who ignored a loadspeaker telling her she was going to miss her plane.

Virginia Wade served so severely in the opening match that she won 19 consecutive points on serve. 1-0 to the Brits. When Winnie Shaw led blonde Brenda Kirk 6-4 4-2 the crowd grew silent. Then came the turning point. "Shaw, hitting against a player who gave her no pace and came to the net on the most optimistic approach sohts imaginable, wilted under the pressure." The crowd roared as Shaw dumped an easy overhead into the net for 4-3. When Winnie made errors the crowd screamed in delight and applauded loudly. Brenda swept 8 consecutive games to tie matters at 1-1.

Winnie Shaw said afterwards that "There was so much noise I thought my head was coming off."

The South Africans came out with guns blazing in the doubles. "They were hitting hard and and they didn'y miss anything in the first set", said Wade. Kirk holds the home team team together with stellar volleying and Wade's missed smashed brought the Cup to a conclusion that the organizers could only have imagined in their wildest dreams.

The Sunday morning Johannesburg paper had six articles and 13 pictures about the Cup-11 in color.

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March 20-26 Nice International, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Mediteranee Tennis Club

1R: Brouwer d Schröder 6-2 3-6 6-2
1R: Dagmar Stoltenberg d Siemons 6-3 6-2
1R: Shothorst d Bärbel Wüstl 4-6 7-5 6-2
1R: Wegemann d Truner 7-5 4-5 ret.
1R: Herfs d Bloem 1-6 6-3 6-2

2R: Heidi Reetmeyer d Shothorst 6-2 6-2
2R: Elly Apel d Gabriele Lütteken 6-0 6-2
2R: Rime d Wegemann 6-2 2-6 6-0
2R: Margarita Strandberg d Herfs 6-2 6-2

3R: Reetmeyer d Erszbet Szell 6-3 3-6 6-4
3R: Glynis Coles d Stoltenberg 6-3 6-2

QF: Reetmeyer d Brochard 3-6 6-3 6-4

SF: Reetmeyer d Venturino 7-5 3-6 6-4
SF: Fuchs [3] d. ????

FI: Nathalie Fuchs [3] d Heidi Reetmeyer 4-6 7-5 6-1

Note: No exact dates given, but German tennis magazine wrote "the week before Monte Carlo".
 

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Week of March 27-April 2

March 27-April 2 20th Annual Caribe Hilton Invitation San Juan,Puerto Rico (Hard/Cement)

Prize Money= $18,000 US
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying

Q1: Tam O'Shaughnessy d Patti Ann Reese 6-3 7-5
Q1: Pat Faulkner d Sally Holdsworth default
Q1: Vicki Berner d Shari Barman 6-0 7-5
Q1: Penny Moor d Mary Mclean 6-2 6-2
Q1: Sue Vinton d Roylee Bailey 6-1 6-3

Q2: Janet Newberry d Madeleine Pegel 6-3 6-2
Q2: O' Shaughnessy d Kristien Kemmer default
Q2: Lany Kaligis d Pam Austin 6-3 6-2
Q2: Nancy Ornstein d Faulkner 6-2 1-6 6-4
Q2: Berner d Ceci Martinez 4-6 6-4 6-3
Q2: Moor d Vicky Smouse 6-2 6-4
Q2: Jill Cooper d Wendy Appleby 6-2 6-2
Q2: Vinton d Cynthia Sieler 7-6 6-4

Preliminary Rounds

P1: Berner d Barbara Downs 4-4 6-1 6-0
P1: Pam Teeguarden d Kaligis 7-6 6-2
P1: Cooper d Esme Emanuel 4-6 6-0 7-5
P1: Mona Schallau d Vinton 6-1 6-2
P1: Ornstein d Lita Liem 4-6 7-5 6-2
P1: Marcie Louie d Moor 6-1 6-1
P1: Newberry d Kerry Harris 7-6 6-3
P1: Marie Neumannova d O' Shaughnessy 6-3 6-4

P2: Berner d Teeguarden 7-5 7-6
P2: Cooper d Schallau 6-7 6-3 6-3
P2: Louie d Ornstein 6-4 6-7 6-2
P2: Newberry d Neumannova 6-3 6-3

Main Draw=16

1R: Rosie Casals [1] d Marcie Louie [Q] 6-4 6-3
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Val Ziegenfuss 6-4 7-5
1R: Kerry Melville d Karen Krantzcke 3-6 6-1 6-2
1R: Chris Evert [4] d Wendy Gilchrist 6-2 6-1

1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [3] d Jill Cooper [Q] default
1R: Wendy Overton d Vicki Berner [Q] 6-4 6-1
1R: Nell Truman d Judy Tegart Dalton 4-6 6-4 6-2
1R: Billie Jean King [2] d Janet Newberry 6-2 6-3

QF: Casals [1] d Molesworth 7-6 7-5
QF: Evert [4] d Melville 6-2 6-4
QF: Gunter [3] d Overton 6-3 6-4
QF: King [2] d Truman 6-2 6-1

SF: Evert [4] d Casals [1] 6-1 7-5
SF: Gunter [3] d King [2] 7-6 (5-3) 6-1

FI: Nancy Gunter [3] d Chris Evert [4] 6-1 6-3

Doubles

Preliminary Doubles (Draw=6)

P1: Schallau/Teeguarden d Downs/Ornstein 6-4 6-3
P1: Emanuel/Harris d O'Shaughnessy/Vinton 6-3 6-4

SF: Schallau/Teeguarden d Kaligis/Liem 3-6 6-3 6-3
SF: Emanuel/Harris d Moor/Neumanova 6-1 6-2

FI: Schallau/Teeguarden d Emanuel/Harris 7-5 1-6 6-4


Main Draw (Draw=8)

1R: Casals/King d Louie/Newberry 6-0 6-0
1R: Melville/Truman d Berner/Glichrist 7-5 6-3
1R: Dalton/Krantzcke d Cooper/Molesworth 6-1 6-3
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Schallau/Teeguarden ????*

SF: Casals/King d Melville/Truman 6-1 6-1
SF: Dalton/Krantzcke d Overton/Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-2

FI: Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King d Judy Dalton/Karen Krantzcke 6-2 6-3

Draw note: There was a Women's Preliminary Doubles event at the Caribe Hilton. How did this connect with the main draw? Did Overton/Ziegenfuss defeat Teeguarden/Schallau in the 1R? That would appear to be the obvious conclusion, but there is no direct evidence.



In a contentious semifinal Nancy refuses to continue play at the start of the tiebreak unless a line judge is removed. After taking the breaker Nancy rolls over King in only 25 minutes.

The line calling was horrid from the start. First Billie Jean got upset when a linesman kept waving to his friends in the gallery. Then came Nancy's protest when a linesman called a King shot good that Nancy insisted was out. Right after that there was another controversial call-with Billie Jean suggesting yet another linesman be removed without making a real issue of it as Nancy had. By now the whole crowd was yelling out. Most of the close calls appeared to go against King. a demoralized Billie Jean also had to contend with a strong sun causing a glare on her glasses.


The men are also playing here for prize money equal to the women, but fans are interested only in the ladies.

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March 27-April 3 Monte Carlo Open Championships, Monaco (Clay)

Prize Money= $20,000 US (combined-women's share of prize money is unclear)

Draw=18

1R: Florence Guedy d Heidi Eisterlehner 6-1 6-1
1R: Alena Palmeova-West d Nicole Bimes 8-6 6-0

2R: Helga Niessen Masthoff [1] d M Hollingworth* 6-1 6-1
2R: Judith Szorenyi d Carmen Perea 6-3 6-3
2R: Erszebet Szell d Lea Pericoli 6-2 6-4
2R: Odile De Roubin d Margareta Strandberg 6-8 6-4 6-1

2R: Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer d Palmeova-West 7-5 6-2
2R: Nathalie Fuchs d Katalin Borka 7-5 6-1
2R: Lucia Bassi d Guedy 6-3 7-5
2R: Olga Morozova D Susan Korpas 6-2 6-1

QF: Masthoff [1] d Szorenyi 6-1 6-2
QF: De Roubin d Szell 6-4 6-2
QF: Bentzer d Fuchs 1-6 6-4 6-3
QF: Bassi d Morozova 6-2 6-3

SF: Masthoff [1] d De Roubin 6-3 6-1
SF: Bentzer d Bassi 6-2 6-4

FI: Ingrid Bentzer d Helga Masthoff [1] 7-5 6-3

DF: Luica Bassi/Lea Pericoli d Helga Masthoff/Olga Morozova 6-4 6-4

MX: Olga Morozova/Jan Kukal d Lea Pericoli/Giordano Maioli 6-4 6-4

Draw note: Could M Hollingworth be (or be related to) Ria Hollingworth?

On April 2 Bentzer wins her first event of the year on clay by upsetting German Helga Masthoff. Bentzer rallied from 1-3 in the second to take 5 straight games and the title.

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ends April 1 Israel Invitation, Beersheba, Israel (Clay)

SF: Cora Schediwy d Mandy Morgan 5-7 6-3 6-0
SF: Janine Whyte d Vicki Lancaster 6-2 6-2

FI: Cora Schediwy d Janine Whyte 6-2 6-2

DF: Vicki Lancaster/Mandy morgan d Cora Schediwy/Janine Schnahmann (SA) 7-5 6-2
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March 28 -April 2 Hong Kong Hard Courts Championships, Hong Kong (Clay)

QF: H Murikami d ????
QF: Somsri D Frances Taylor 6-3 7-5
QF: Hideko Goto D Soon-Oh Lee (Kor) 6-3 6-1
QF: Barbara Hawcroft d Mei-Ok Lee (Kor) 6-0 7-5

SF: Murakami d Somsri 6-0 6-3
SF: Goto d Hawcroft 2-6 6-3 6-4

FI: Hideko Goto d H Murakami 6-1 6-2

DF: Soon Oh Lee/ Mei-Ok Lee d Hideko Goto/H Murakami 7-5 9-7

MX: Soon-Oh Lee/Colin Dibley d Misako Murikami/Toshio Sakai 6-4 6-4

The NYT confirms the 28th as the start date.
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March 27- April 2 San Luis Potosi Tournament , San Luis Potosi, Mexico (Clay)

QF: Cecilia Rosado d Patricia Reyes 4-4 6-2 10-8
QF: Gina Diaz Ponce d Alina Balbiers 6-2 6-0
QF: Becky Vest d Teresa Salvidea 6-2 6-0
QF: Patricia Montano d Olga De Limon 6-3 6-1

SF: Diaz Ponce d Rosado 6-3 6-0
SF: Vest d Montano 6-3 6-1

FI: Becky Vest d Gina Diaz Ponce 6-3 6-8 6-3

Doubles

SF: Rosado/Salvidea d de Limon/Montano 6-4 6-4
SF: Diaz Ponce/diaz Ponce d Balbiers/Reyes 6-4 6-4

FI: Gina Diaz Ponce/Lourdes Diaz Ponce d Cecelia Rosado/Teresa Salvidea 6-4 6-1
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March 31-April 4 Tally Ho! Tournament, Birmingham, England (Clay)

FI: Lesley Charles d Cherry Panton 6-1 3-6 6-2
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March 31-April 4 North Of England Championships Southport, England, UK (Clay)

SF: Shirley Bloomer Brasher d Lesley Wellerman 6-2 6-4
SF: Veronica Burton d Lindsay Blachford 6-3 6-3

FI: Veronica Burton d Shirley Brasher 6-1 6-3

DF: Shirley Brasher/Veronica Burton d Lindsay Blachford/ Lesley Wellerman 6-4 3-6 6-4

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ends April 3 Los Monteros Tennis Club Easter Tourney, Marbella, Spain (Clay)

FI: Jenny Hoad (Aus) d. Dottie Knode (US) 6-1 6-
 

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Week of April 3-9

March 27-April 9 South African Breweries Open Johannesburg, South Africa (Hard)
Venue: Ellis Park

Prize money= $15,000 US (Men's prize money about $36,000)
Part of the Commercial Union Grand Prix.

Singles (Draw=122)

1R: Evonne Goolagong [1] (Aus)-bye
1R: Raquel Giscafre (Arg) d. Ilana Kloss 6-2 6-2
1R: Isabel Fernandez (Col)-bye
1R: Elviry Dry d. Josiane Graas (Lux) 6-0 6-4
1R: Glenda Tunmer d. Flore Wagner (Lux) 6-1 6-3
1R: J. Sammons-bye
1R: Glenda Schaerer d. Lotte Solbeck (Den) 6-2 6-2
1R: Heide Orth [16] (Ger) d. Gillian Kay (Isr) 6-0 6-0

1R: Joyce Williams [9] (GB) d. Yola Ochoa (Mex) 6-4 6-0
1R: Greta Delport d. Leena Mutanen (Fin) 4-6 6-0 6-3
1R: Allison McMillan d. M Smit 6-0 6-0
1R: Michele Gurdal (Bel) d. Helena Laitinen (Fin) 6-4 6-4
1R: Liz Truter d. Brigitte Cuypers 6-0 6-0
1R: Geraldine Barniville (Ire)-bye
1R: Andrea Menezes (Bra) d. C Ravinsky 6-2 6-0
1R: Linda Tuero (US) [8]-bye

1R: Pat Pretorius [5] d. Maria-Teresa Nasuelli (Ita) 6-2 6-3
1R: Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jap) d. Tova Epstein (Isr) 6-0 6-0
1R: Nicky Kruger d. T Young 6-0 6-0
1R: Rosamba Niciforovic d. Beatrice Chrystman (Bra) 6-2 7-5
1R: Sonja Pachta (Aut) d. Barbara Hambridge 6-4 6-2
1R: C Shu-Mang (Tai) d. Parvin Afshar (Iran) 6-1 2-6 6-2
1R: Rosario Briones (Ecu) d. Laila Pirila (Fin) 6-3 1-6 6-2
1R: Betty Stove (Neth) d. W Van Eeden 6-0 6-0

1R: Marijke Schaar [13] (Neth) d. Robyn Hunt (NZ) 6-1 6-1
1R: Teresa Viljoen d. Evagreth Emmenegger (Sui) 6-0 6-3
1R: Lyn Montgomery d. Gillian van der Merwe 6-4 6-2
1R: Eleanor McFadden (Ire) d. R le Rox 6-2 6-4
1R: Bernice Vukovich d. Carmen Mandarino (Sp) 6-1 6-0
1R: Ana Maria Ycaza (Ecu) d. Patricia Bianchi (Arg) 6-3 6-3
1R: Beatriz Araujo (Arg) d. Monica Giorgi (Ita) 6-4 4-6 6-1
1R: Helen Gourlay [4] (Aus) d. Heather Bruke 6-4 6-4

1R: Gail Chanfreau [3] (Fra) d. Monique Van Haver (Bel) 6-4 6-3
1R: Kirsten Robsahm (Nor) d. M Robertson 6-2 6-1
1R: Mynie Van Zyl d. Andree Martin (Can) 6-3 6-3
1R: Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru)-bye
1R: Trudy Groenman Walhof (Neth) d. Ching-Ling Chang (Tai) default
1R: Ana Maria Estalella (Sp) d. Marion Lloyd-Wronsley 6-2 6-0
1R: Sally Hudson-Beck (Rho) d. Sabine Bernegger (Aut) 6-4 6-4
1R: Katja Ebbinghaus [14] (Ger) d Mari-Ann Klougart (Den) 6-0 6-4

1R: Marlene Bethlehem d. Sharon Walsh [11] (US) 7-6 7-5
1R: Mara Cohen-Mintz (Isr) d. Alex Rotas (Gre) 6-0 6-3
1R: Laura Rossouw d. Anne-Mette Sorensen (Den) 6-3 7-6
1R: Maryna Proctor (Rho) d. Vicky Oosterhuizen 6-1 6-1
1R: Margaret Price-bye
1R: Iris Riedel (Bra) d. Janine Bourgnon (Sui) 7-6 6-4
1R: Annette Steenkamp d. Nati Santacana (Sp) 6-3 7-5
1R: Winnie Shaw [6] (GB) d. Marion de Witte (Bel) 6-3 6-4

1R: Lesley Hunt [7] (Aus) d. Heather Allen 6-3 6-1
1R: Kimiyo Hatanaka (Jap)-bye
1R: Elena Subirats (Mex) d Marilyn Pryde (NZ) 7-5 6-4
1R: Jane O'Hara (Can) d. Heather Mackeown 6-3 6-1
1R: Maria Guzman (Ecu) d. Sue Green 6-3 6-1
1R: Veronika Buche (Aut) d. Alice Koutsouri (Gre) 6-0 6-2
1R: Bonnie Logan (US) d. Marlene Carlitz 6-1 6-1
1R: Brenda Kirk [10] d. Monique Hendel (Lux) 6-1 6-1

1R: Sue Minford [15] (Ire) d. Naoko Sato (Jap) 6-1 6-3
1R: Linky Boshoff d. Marianne Kindler (Sui) 6-3 6-4
1R: Daphne Pattison (Rho) d. Ellen Grindvold (Nor) 6-4 6-2
1R: Jenny Waggott (Rho) d Lucia Sarno (Uru) 6-1 6-2
1R: Rosalba Vido (Ita) d. Judith Connor (NZ) 6-2 7-6
1R: A Slabbert d. Yo-Lan Liu (Tai) 7-6 7-6
1R: Marianne Brummer d. Mary Puljak (Uru) 6-1 6-4
1R: Virginia Wade [2] (GB) d. Rita Felix (Sui) 6-2 6-1

2R: Goolagong [1] d Giscafre 6-0 6-2
2R: Fernandez d Dry 6-2 6-2
2R: Tunmer d Sammons 6-2 6-2
2R: Orth [16] d Schaerer 6-2 6-2
2R: Williams [9] d Delport 4-6 6-0 6-0
2R: McMillan d Gurdal 7-5 6-4
2R: Truter d Barniville 6-1 6-2
2R: Tuero [8] d Menezes 2-6 6-1 6-3

2R: Pretorius [5] d Sawamatsu 6-1 6-1
2R: Kruger d Niciforovic 6-2 6-4
2R: Pachta d Mang 7-6 2-6 6-3
2R: Stove [12] d Briones 6-2 6-1
2R: Schaar d Viljoen 6-1 6-1
2R: Montgomery d McFadden 7-5 6-2
2R: Vukovich d Ycaza 6-4 6-4
2R: Gourlay [4] d Araujo 6-0 6-1

2R: Chanfreau [3] d Robsahm 6-0 6-1
2R: Van Zyl d Bonicelli 7-5 6-1
2R: Walhof d Estalella 1-6 6-3 6-0
2R: Ebbinghaus [14] d Hudson-Beck 6-2 6-3
2R: Bethlehem d Cohen-Mintz 6-0 6-4
2R: Rossouw d Proctor 6/1-6/1
2R: Price d Riedel 6-4 6-4
2R: Shaw [6] d Steenkamp 6-2 6-2

2R: Hunt [7] d Hatanaka 6-2 6-3
2R: Subirats d O' Hara 6-2 6-1
2R: Guzman d Buche 6-2 6-1
2R: Kirk [10] d Logan 6-1 6-3
2R: Minford [15] d Boshoff 6-1 6-0
2R: Pattison d Waggot 6-2 6-1
2R: Vido d Slabbert 6-2 6-1
2R: Wade [2] d Brummer 6-0 6-0

3R: Goolagong [1] d Fernandez 6-1 6-3
3R: Orth [16] d Tunmer 6-2 6-2
3R: McMillan d Williams [9] 6-7 6-4 7-5
3R: Tuero [8] d Truter 7-6 6-2
3R: Pretorius [5] d Kruger 7-6 6-2
3R: Stove [12] d Pachta 6-3 6-3
3R: Schaar d Montgomery 6-1 6-1
3R: Gourlay [4] d Vucovich 6-3 6-2

3R: Chanfreau [3] d Van Zyl 6-3 6-3
3R: Walhof d Ebbinghaus [14] 6-2 3-6 6-3
3R: Rossouw d Bethlehem 6-3 6-2
3R: Shaw [6] d Price 6-2 6-2
3R: Hunt [7] d Subirats 6-0 6-4
3R: Kirk [10] d Guzman 6-4 6-3
3R: Minford [15] d Pattison 6-4 2-6 7-6
3R: Wade [2] d Vido 7-5 6-4

4R: Goolagong [1] d Orth [16] 6-2 6-4
4R: McMillan d Tuero [8] default (thigh injury from a fall)
4R: Pretorius [5] d Stove [12] 6-1 4-6 6-0
4R: Gourlay [4] d Schaar 6-4 6-1

4R: Chanfreau [3] d Walhof 6-4 2-6 6-1
4R: Shaw [6] d Rossouw 7-6 1-6 6-2
4R: Hunt [7] d Kirk [10] 7-5 4-6 6-3
4R: Wade [2] d Minford [15] 6-4 6-1

QF:Goolagong [1] d McMillan 6-3 6-0
QF: Pretorius [5] d Gourlay [4] 6-3 7-5
QF: Chanfreau [3] d Shaw [6] 6-0 6-1
QF: Wade [2] d Hunt [7] 6-2 6-1

SF: Goolagong [1] d Pretorius [5] 6-1 7-6 (7-3)
SF: Wade [2] d Chanfreau [3] 6-2 6-3

FI: Evonne Goolagong (Aus) [1] d Virginia Wade (GB) [2] 4-6 6-3 6-0

3rd place: Gail Chanfreau [3] d Pat Pretorius [5] 6-0 7-6

Doubles (Draw=60)

1R: Evonne Goolagong (Aus)/Helen Gourlay (Aus) [1]-bye
1R: Sally Hudson-Beck (Rho)/Jenny Waggott (Rho) d. Rosario Briones (Ecu)/Vicky Oosthuizen 6-1 6-0
1R: Sonja Pachta (Aut)/Rosalba Vido (Ita) d. Nanziwe Makongolo/Miss Moroko 6-0 6-2
1R: Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru)/Isabel Fernandez (Col) d. Lyn Montgomery/Rosamba Niciforovic 7-6 6-1
1R: Ellen Grindvold (Nor)/Kirsten Robsahm (Nor) d. Christina Bell/Sannie Gouws 6-4 6-4
1R: Tova Epstein (Isr)/Gillian Kay (Isr) d. Parvin Afshar (Iran)/Sadigheh Akbari (Iran) 6-4 6-1
1R: Mrs E. Reinach/Annette Steenkamp d. Jane O’Hara (Can)/Jill Tindle (Can) 3-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Beatriz Araujo (Arg)/Raquel Giscafre (Arg) d. Kimiyo Hatamaka (Jap)/Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jap) 5-7 6-4 7-5

1R: Katja Ebbinghaus (Ger)/Trudy Walhof (Neth) d. Veronika Büche (Aut)/Sabine Bernegger (Aut) 6-2 6-3
1R: Michele Gurdal (Bel)/Monique van Haver (Bel) d. ????
1R: Carmen Coronado (Sp)/Ana Maria Estalella (Sp) d. Patricia Bianchi (Arg)/Andrea Menezes (Bra) 6-2 6-2
1R: Gail Chanfreau (Fra)/Sharon Walsh (US) d. J. Sammons/Teresa Viljoen 6-0 6-0
1R: Maria Guzman (Ecu)/Ana Maria Ycaza (Ecu) d. Ching-Ling Chang (Tai)/Naoko Sato (Jap) 6-2 6-3
1R: Heather Mackeown/Glenda Tumner d. Priscilla van der Walt/T. Young 6-4 6-3
1R: Elviry Dry/Gillian van der Merwe d. Beatriz Chrystman (Bra)/Iris Riedl (Bra) 6-3 6-1
1R: Lesley Hunt (Aus)/Betty Stove (Neth)-bye

1R: Brenda Kirk/Pat Pretorius d. Marion de Witte (Bel)/Flore Wagner (Lux) 6-0 6-1
1R: Rita Felix (Sui)/Andrée Martin (Can) d. Helena Laitinen (Fin)/Anne-Mette Sorensen (Den) 6-4 6-1
1R: Sue Minford (Ire)/Marilyn Pryde (Aus) d. Evagreth Emmenegger (Sui)/Marianne Kindler (Sui) 6-1 7-5
1R: Nicky Kruger/Glenda Schaerer d. ????
1R: Maryna Procter/Laura Rossouw d. Leena Mutanen (Fin)/Laila Pirila (Fin) 6-1 6-3
1R: Heather Brucke/Marion Lloyd-Wronsley d. ????
1R: Sue Green/Barbara Hambridge d. Judith Connor (NZ)/Robyn Hunt (NZ) 6-1 6-3
1R: Yolanda Ochoa (Mex)/Elena Subirats (Mex) d. Corinne Ravinsky/M. Robertson 6-1 6-1

1R: Heide Orth (Ger)/Marijke Schaar (Neth) d. R. Le Roux/W. van Emden 6-0 6-1
1R: Monica Giorgi (Ita)/Maria Teresa Nasuelli (Ita) d. Marianne Brummer/Mynie van Zyl 0-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Brigitte Cuypers/Margaret Price d. Heather Allen/Mrs L. McFarlane 6-2 6-3
1R: Greta Delport/Daphne Pattinson (Rho) d. Mari-Ann Klougart (Den)/Lotte Solbeck (Den) 6-2 6-3
1R: Geraldine Barniville (Ire)/Eleanor McFadden (Ire) d. Alice Koutsouri (Gre)/Alex Rotas (Gre) 6-1 6-1
1R: Shu Mang/Yu Lan-bye
1R: Ilana Kloss/Alison McMillan d. Margaret Bethlehem/Bernice Vukovich 6-2 6-2
1R: Winnie Shaw (GB)/Joyce Williams (GB) [4] d. Liz Truter/Rowena Whitehouse 6-3 3-6 6-2

2R: Goolagong/Gourlay [1] d. Hudson-Beck/Waggott 6-3 6-1
2R: Bonicelli/Fernandez d. Pachta/Vido 6-3 6-3
2R: Grindvold/Robsahm d. Esptein/Kay 6-2 6-4
2R: Araujo/Giscafre d. Reinach/Steenkamp 6-0 6-2
2R: Ebbinghaus/Walhof d. Gurdal/van Haver 6-3 5-7 7-6
2R: Chanfreau/Walsh d. Coronado/Estalella 6-1 5-7 6-1
2R: Guzman/Ycaza d. Mackeown/Tumner 6-2 6-2
2R: Hunt/Stove d. Dry/van der Merwe 6-1 6-4

2R: Kirk/Pretorius d. Felix/Martin
2R: Kruger/Schaerer d. Minford/Pryde 7-5 6-4
2R: Procter/Rossouw d. Brucke/Lloyd-Wronsley 6-3 6-2
2R: Ochoa/Subirats d. Green/Hambridge 2-6 6-1 7-5
2R: Orth/Schaar d. Giorgi/Nasuelli 6-4 6-2
2R: Delport/Pattison d. Cuypers/Price 6-3 4-6 7-6
2R: Barniville/McFadden d. Shu Mang/Yu Lan 6-2 6-2
2R: Shaw/Williams [4] d. Kloss/McMillan 6-3 6-4

3R: Goolagong/Gourlay [1] d. Bonicelli/Fernandez 6-2 6-3
3R: Aruajo/Giscafre d. Grinvold/Robsahm 6-4 6-3
3R: Ebbinghaus/Walhof d. Chanfreau/Walsh 3-6 6-4 6-4
3R: Hunt/Stove d. Guzman/Ycaza 7-6 6-0

3R: Kirk/Pretorius d. Kruger/Schaerer 6-1 6-3
3R: Ochoa/Subirats d. Procter/Rossouw 2-6 6-0 7-5
3R: Orth/Schaar d. Delport/Pattison 6-2 6-4
3R: Shaw/Williams [4] d. Barniville/McFadden 6-0 6-0

QF: Goolagong/Gourlay [1] d. Aruajo/Giscafre 6-0 6-1
QF: Hunt/Stove d. Ebbinghaus/Walhof 6-2 6-3
QF: Shaw/Williams [4] d. Ochoa/Subirats 6-1 6-3
QF: Kirk/Pretorius d. Orth/Schaar 7-5 6-3

SF: Goolagong/Gourlay [1] d. Hunt/Stove 6-0 4-6 6-2
SF: Shaw/Williams [4] d. Kirk/Pretorius 6-1 6-3

FI: Evonne Gooolagong (Aus)/Helen Gourlay (Aus) [1] d. Winnie Shaw (GB)/Joyce Williams (GB) [4] 6-4 6-4

Mixed Doubles (Draw=at least 33. Estimated at 50)

[First round missing]

2R: Virginia Wade (GB)/Marty Mulligan (Aus) d. Maryna Procter/John de Zeeuw 6-3 4-6 6-2
2R: Bernice Vukovich/Russell Seymour d. Kazuko Sawamatsu (Jap)/Minachi 6-2 6-2
2R: Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru)/Patrice Dominguez (Fra) d. Sally Hudson-Beck (Rho)/Rayno Seegers 6-2 6-2
2R: Sharon Walsh (US)/Peter Tudhope d. Laura Rossouw/C. Briscoe 6-4 6-3
2R: Winnie Shaw (GB)/Dick Crealy (Aus) d. Elviry Dry/A. Niland 6-4 6-3
2R: Mrs E. Reinach/Gustav Reinach vs Brenda Kirk/Lewis Silvester (not played)
2R: Greta Delport/Patrick Cramer d. Heather Brucke/T. du Plessis 6-3 6-3
2R: Helen Gourlay (Aus)/Hank Irvine (Rho) d. Nanziwe Makolongo/Morris Shongwe 6-1 6-1

2R: Ilana Kloss/Dennis Matthews d. Mynie Van Zyl/Peter Mors 6-3 6-3
2R: W. van Emden/D. Wratten d. Marion Lloyd-Wronsley/B. Copley 6-2 2-6 6-1
2R: Marianne Brummer/Bernard Mitton d. Heide Orth (Ger)/Jürgen Fassbender (Ger) 4-6 6-4 6-1
2R: Lesley Hunt (Aus)/Derek Schroder d. ????
2R: Margaret Price/Richard Buwalda d. Gail Chanfreau (Fra)/Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau (Fra) default
2R: Liz Truter/Rohan Summers d. Vicky Oosthuizen/Willem Prinsloo 6-2 2-6 6-4
2R: Lyn Montgomery/Michael Myburgh d. Marlene Bethlehem/Allan McDonald 6-3 6-3
2R: Pat Pretorius/Frew McMillan d. Sue Minford (Ire)/Tony Fawcett 1-6 6-4 6-3

3R: Wade/Mulligan d. Vukovich/Seymour 6-2 6-3
3R: Walsh/Tudhope*
3R: Shaw/Crealy*
3R: Gourlay/Irvine d. Delport/Cramer 6-3 6-2

3R: Kloss/Matthews d. van Emden/Wratten 6-0 6-2
3R: Hunt/Schroder d. Brummer/Mitton 6-1 4-6 7-5
3R: Price/Buwalda d. Truter/Summers 6-4 6-4
3R: Pretorius/McMillan d. Montgomery/Myburgh 6-3 6-2

QF: Wade/Mulligan d. Walsh/Tudhope 6-3 6-2
QF: Gourlay/Irvine d. Shaw/Crealy 7-5 6-4
QF: Kloss/Matthews d. Hunt/Schroder 6-4 3-6 6-4
QF: Pretorius/McMillan d. Price/Buwalda 6-1 6-3

SF: Wade/Mulligan d. Gourlay/Irvine 6-4 7-6
SF: Pretorius/McMillian d. Kloss/Matthews 6-3 6-1

FI: Virginia Wade (GBR)/Martin Mulligan (AUS) d. Patricia Pretorius/Frew McMillan 6-0 4-6 6-4

With the Fed Cup being held in South Africa the week before this event had the largest draw of year. Crowds respond as they did for the Fed Cup-total attendence was at 85,000. This makes thisd the 4th best attended event of 1972 behind the big 3 slams.

For the first time non-whites are allowed to compete. Among the women it is African-American Bonnie Logan who breaks the color barrier here for women.

Junior Alison McMillan was cramping so badly that #9 seed Joyce Williams went to help her. Play was held up for at least 3 munutes. Alison indicated she could on and did just that-4 games later upsetting Good Samaritan Joyce 7-5 in the third.

The Wade-Chanfreau semi is interrupted for 10 minutes when Gail is stung by a bee on the roof of her mouth while sipping a drink during a changover. Wade, a nurse, a doctor, and photographers work to get the stinger out. The whole time Gail was laid out with her mouth wide open.

Oddly enough the delay helped Chanfreau more than Wade. Virginia's game now lost it's sting as Gail fought back from 1-4 in the second to 3-4 before Virginia finished her off. The other semi looked to go to 3 sets when Pretorius led Goolagong 5-2 0-40. Gong was having one of her "walkabouts". She woke up just in time save 3 set points, sweeping 17 of the last 20 points.

Virginia slashed her way to a one set lead in the final then fizzled before a capacity crowd of 7,000. The Brit is now 1-3 vs Evonne for 1972, her lone win being in the Australian final. When asked about the first set Evonne repled, "Ir doesn't worry me when I lose a set. it only makes me play harder." Close or not, crowds are enraptured by the Goolagong-Wade matches here.

Draw note for mixed : * One of these teams had a walkover into the quarter-finals because their potential opponents had not played their second round match. There is also one actual result missing from the third round.

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April 4-9 Virginia Slims Of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, US (Green Clay)
Venue: Deerwood Club

Prize money: $18,000
Part of the WT Pro Tour.

Qualifying

Q1: Margie Cooper d Pat Faulkner 5-7 6-3 7-6
Q1: Betsy Butler d Charlene Grafton default
Q1: Sandy Stap d Vicky Smouse 6-3 6-4

Q2: Patti Ann Reese d Mary Mclean 6-3 6-1
Q2: Tam O' Shaughnessy d Shari Barman 6-3 6-0
Q2: Madeleine Pegel d Bunny Smith 6-1 6-2
Q2: Pam Austin d Cooper 2-6 7-5 6-3
Q2: Wendy Appleby d Butler 6-3 7-6
Q2: Penny Moor d Toni Novack 6-3 6-4
Q2: Kathy Kuykendall d Sue Pritula 6-3 6-2
Q2: Sue Vinton d Stap 6-1 6-3

Main Draw=32

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Pam Austin [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Pam Teeguarden d Vicki Berner 7-5 6-2
1R: Barbara Downs d Nancy Ornstein 7-5 6-4
1R: Karen Krantzcke [4] d Mona Schallau 7-5 6-3
1R: Val Ziegenfuss [5] d Roylee Bailey 6-0 6-1
1R: Lita Liem d Jill Cooper 6-3 6-1
1R: Esme Emanuel d Sue Vinton [Q] 4-6 6-2 7-5
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [4] d Lany Kaligis 6-0 6-3

1R: Wendy Overton [3] d Judy Alvarez 6-0 2-6 6-2
1R: Kerry Harris d Wendy Appleby [Q] 6-1 6-3
1R: Wendy Gilchrist d Tam O' Shaughnessy [Q] 6-2 6-3
1R: Corinne Molesworth [6] d Kathy Kuykendall [Q] 6-2 6-4
1R: Nell Truman [7] d Janet Newberry 7-6 1-6 6-1
1R: Marie Neumannova d Madeleine Pegel [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Marcie Louie d Patti Ann Reese [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Kerry Melville [2] d Penny Moor [Q] 7-5 6-3

2R: King [1] d Teeguarden 6-2 6-4
2R: Krantzcke [8] d Downs 6-3 7-6
2R: Liem d Ziegenfuss [5] 6-1 6-3
2R: Dalton [4] d Emanuel 6-4 6-4

2R: Harris d Overton [3] 6-2 6-2
2R: Molesworth [6] d Gilchrist 3-6 7-5 6-4*
2R: Neumannova d Truman [7] 6-1 6-1
2R: Melville [2]d Louie 6-1 6-3

QF: King [1] d Krantzcke 6-1 6-2
QF: Liem d Dalton [4] 6-4 6-2
QF: Harris d Molesworth [6] 6-4 4-6 7-6 (5-4)
QF: Neumannova d Melville [2] 6-2 6-2

SF: King [1] d Liem 6-2 6-2
SF: Neumannova d Harris 6-4 1-6 7-6 (5-4)

FI: Marie Neumannova d Billie Jean King 6-4 6-3

Doubles (Draw=15)

1R: Dalton-Krantzcke-bye
1R: Neumanova/Pegel d Gilchrist/Truman 5-7 6-4 6-4
1R: Moor/Ornstein a Appleby/O'Shaughnessy 6-4 6-4
1R: Harris/Melville d Austin/Bailey 6-3 6-3

1R: Berner/King d Newberry/Reese 6-1 6-4
1R: Cooper/Molesworth d Downs/Louie 6-4 6-0
1R: Kaligis/Liem d Alvarez/Kuykendall 7-5 6-1
1R: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Emanuel/Teeguarden 6-3 7-5

QF: Dalton-Krantzcke d Neumanova/Pegel 6-0 6-2
QF: Harris/Melville d Moor/Ornstein 6-3 6-0
QF: Berner/King d Cooper/Molesworth 7-6 6-3
QF: Overton/Ziegenfuss d Kaligis/Liem 7-6 7-5

SF: Dalton/Krantzcke d Harris/Melville 6-3 6-3
SF: Berner/King d Overton/Ziegenfuss 4-6 7-5 6-1

FI: Judy Dalton/Karen Krantzcke d Vicki Berner/Billie Jean King 7-5 6-1

Draw note: * John Dolan has 7-5 6-4 for this match--For now I'm going with the WT score.

Marie Neumanova becomes the first non-seed to win a WT Tour Pro event. The Czech stuns #2 seed Melville in the quarters, survives sudden-death match point in the semis vs Harris, and then stops top seed Billie Jean King. In the Harris match the Aussie served and came in to volley on sudden death point, but dumped a backhand in the net.

King's semi vs Liem (who has two forehands as she switches hands with her racquet) is rained out at 5-2 in the first set. Thus King had to finish her semi earlier in the morning before the final.

Billie Jean on the final: "It was extremely windy but usually I play well in the wind. She just played far superior and deserved to win."

Neumanova, who serves left handed but plays right-handed, broke King at 3-3. It was enough for the first set. Marie took five games running for the second set. This is the biggest win of Neumanova's (later Pinterova) career. She is almost dwarfed by the huge trophy standing next to a smiling Billie Jean.

The top prize money was like manna from Heaven for Marie. She was so poor that she arrived in the US in Jasnuary with a suitcase, 1 racquet, and five dollars. To make ends meet Marie called lines on other matches for $5 per match.

Even getting to the US was a hurdle:
"There are so many who want to go abroad, and not all can go. So when I wanted to come over here, I had to ask my Federation..then the minster fo foreign affiars" (p 106 of WT-Jue issue). At the last minute her Federation backed out of the promised airfare. Undaunted, Marie borrowed the money for the flight.

Earlier in the week Billie Jean's racquets were stolen from here car. She had to borrow Tam O'Shaughnessy's sticks to beat Teeguarden.

Harris played two sudden death matches this week. Before losing the semi she saved five match points to vanquish Molesworth in a 3 hour quarterfinal.


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April 3-9 Cannes Lawn TennisClub Tournament, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Cannes Lawn Tennis Club

2R: Jacqueline Rees Lewis Vives d Susan Korpas 8-6 10-8
2R: Odile De Roubin d K Fagyas (Hun) 6-1 6-4

QF: Judith Szorenyi d Nicole Bimes 6-3 6-2
QF: Katalin Borka (Hun) d Jacqueline Venturino 6-1 6-1
QF: De Roubin d Rees-Lewis 6-2 6-1
QF: Erszebet Szell d ?????

SF: Szorenyi d Borka 7-5 8-6
SF: De Roubin d Szell 1-6 6-1 6-2

FI: Odile De Roubin d Judith Szorenyi 4-6 6-0 6-2
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April 2-5 Israel Spring International Tel Aviv, Israel (Clay)

2R: Diane Armao (US) d Pat Billing 6-3 7-5

QF: Vicki Lancaster d Janine Schmahmann 3-6 6-1 6-3
QF: Cora Schediwy d Cheri Papier default
QF: Mandy Morgan d Armao 6-0 6-3
QF: Janine Whyte d June Greenfield 6-2 7-5

SF: Lancaster d Schediwy 6-1 6-3
SF: Morgan d Whyte 3-6 7-5 6-2

FI: Vicki Lancaster d Mandy Morgan 7-5 6-3

Doubles

SF: Lancaster/Morgan d Carol Kowarsky/Ronit Menkin 6-0 6-0
SF: Schediwy/Schmahmann d Billing/Whyte 3-6 6-2 6-3

FI: Vicki Lancaster/Mandy Morgan d Cora Schediwy/Janine Schmahmann 6-7 6-3 6-1

MX: Janine Whyte/Ken Weatherley d Mandy Morgan/Ian Fletcher 6-3 7-6
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April 6-8 Haifa Invitation, Haifa, Israel (Clay)

QF: Mandy Morgan d Pat Billing 6-3 5-7 9-7
QF: Janine Whyte d Janine Schmahmann 7-6 6-7 6-2

SF: Cora Schediwy d Morgan 6-3 6-4
SF: Vicki Lancaster d Whyte 6-2 6-1

FI: Vicki Lancaster d Cora Schediwy 6-3 3-6 9-7

Given the dates for the event this must have been an event with a small entry.
 

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April 10-16 Virginia Slims Masters of St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Florida, US (Green Clay)
Venue: Bartlett Park Tennis Center

Prize Money= $18,000
Part of the WT Pro Tour

Qualifying

Q1: Wendy Appleby d Vicki Smouse 3-6 7-5 6-2

Q2: Pam Austin d Bunny Smith 6-3 6-1
Q2: Toni Novack d Roylee Bailey 6-3 7-5
Q2: Janet Haas d Margie Cooper 7-6 3-6 6-3
Q2: Patti Ann Reese d Martha Post 6-0 6-2
Q2: Sue Epstein d Mary Ellen Seifert 6-1 6-2
Q2: Joanne Russell d L Nelson 6-1 6-0
Q2: Madeleine Pegel d R Jeremiah 6-1 6-0
Q2: Tish Adams d Becky Reese 6-3 6-3

Q2: Appleby d D Burwick 6-0 6-1
Q2: Betsy Nagelsen d Tam O' Shaughnessy 6-3 6-4
Q2: Donna Ganz d Cynthia Sieler 6-2 6-4
Q2: Bev Buckley d Shari Barman 6-1 6-2
Q2: Sue Vinton d Karen Seifert 6-0 6-0
Q2: Mary Mclean d Diane Gildemeister 6-0 6-2
Q2: Becky Vest d Judy Alvarez 6-4 6-2

Q3: Austin d Novack 6-1 6-1
Q3: Haas d Reese 6-4 6-1
Q3: Epstein d Russell 4-6 7-6 6-0
Q3: Pegel d Adams 7-5 6-4
Q3: Appleby d Nagelsen 6-2 7-5
Q3: Kathy Kuykendall d Ganz 6-3 5-7 6-4
Q3: Vinton d Buckley 6-0 6-0
Q3: Mclean d Vest 2-6 7-5 7-5

Main Draw=32

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Wendy Gilchrist 6-3 6-3
1R: Jill Cooper d Sue Vinton [Q] 6-1 6-0
1R: Kerry Harris d Kathy Kuykendall [Q] 6-7 6-0 6-1
1R: Francoise Durr [5] d Wendy Appleby [Q] 6-1 6-0
1R: Karen Krantzcke [8] d Madeleine Pegel [Q] 6-0 6-1
1R: Janet Haas [Q] d Penny Moor 6-1 6-0
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Sue Epstein [Q] 6-3 6-4
1R: Chris Evert [4] d Pam Austin [Q] 6-0 6-0

1R: Kerry Melville [3] d Vicki Berner 6-2 7-6
1R: Marcie Louie d Marie Neumannova 6-3 6-2
1R: Janet Newberry d Esme Emanuel 6-3 6-1
1R: Judy Tegart Dalton [7] d Lita Liem 6-3 6-1
1R: Mona Schallau d Wendy Overton [6] 6-4 6-2
1R: Jeanne Evert d Nancy Ornstein 6-0 6-1
1R: Pam Teeguarden d Mary Mclean [Q] 6-0 6-0
1R: Nancy Richey Gunter [2] d Lany Kaligis 6-1 6-2

2R: King [1] d Cooper 7-5 6-1
2R: Durr [5] d Harris 6-2 7-5
2R: Krantzcke [8] d Haas [Q] 6-4 6-0
2R: C Evert [4] d Molesworth 6-2 6-4

2R: Melville [3] d Louie 6-2 6-2
2R: Dalton [7] d Newberry 7-5 5-7 7-5
2R: J Evert d Schallau 3-6 6-4 6-4
2R: Gunter [2] d Teeguarden 6-3 6-2

QF: King [1] d Durr [5] 7-5 6-2
QF: C Evert [4] d Krantzcke [8] 6-1 6-7 (3-5) 6-1
QF: Dalton [7] d Melville [3 default (pulled tendon)
QF: Gunter [2] d J Evert 6-4 6-2

SF: C Evert [4] d King [1] 6-2 6-3
SF: Gunter [2] d Dalton [7] 7-5 7-6 (5-3)

FI: Nancy Gunter [2] d Chris Evert [1] 6-3 6-4

3rd place:Billie Jean King [1] d Judy Dalton [7] default

Doubles (Draw=14)

1R: Dalton/Durr-bye
1R: Evert/Evert d McLean/Vest 7-6 6-0
1R: Kuykendall/Louie d Neumanova/Pegel 6-1 6-0
1R: Harris/Melville d Appleby/Austin 6-4 7-6

1R: Krantzcke/Overton [4] d Berner/Schallau 6-1 3-6 6-0
1R: Newberry/Ornstein d Moor/Vinton 6-4 6-2
1R: Kaligis/Liem d J Cooper/Molesworth 6-4 6-3

QF: Dalton/Durr d Evert/Evert 6-3 6-4
QF: Kuykendall/Louie d Harris/Melville default
QF: Krantzcke/Overton [4] d Newberry/Ornstein ????
QF: Gunter/King d Kaligis/Liem 6-1 6-3

SF: Dalton/Durr d Kuykendall/Louie 6-4 6-2
SF: Krantzcke/Overton [4] d Gunter/King 6-1 6-3

FI: Karen Krantzcke/Wendy Overton [4] d Judy Dalton/Francoise Durr 7-5 6-4

Draw note: It would be odd if Dalton/Durr wern't seeded. The draw suggests a #1 OR #2 seeding. Resolve if possible.

Nancy Richey Gunter is on a roll. On a windy finals day she takes her 6th Master's title in St Petersburg. This is her 22nd win out of her last 23 matches and her third consecutive tournament win. The Texan takes the first set of the final vs Chris Evert rather easily as Chris double faults 3 times. The second is closer, but Nancy comes back from 2-4 by breaking twice. Afterwards she explained how she beats Chris: "Other pros get impatient with Chris. They try to put balls away in 3 or 4 strokes. you can't do that against her. ...you must be ready to to return a lot of balls, waiting for the one you can put away."

Evert: "She's my nemesis. I feel confident going up against Billie Jean King or Rosie Casals, but I don't seem to have a chance against Nancy.", and "Nancy Gunter has surpased Billie Jean King...she's the world's #1 tennis player this year."

On the way to the final Evert routined Billie Jean yet again on clay. King's only consolation was she got 5 games-four more than she did at Ft Lauderdale. Billie jean tried numerous drop shots to draw Chris to the net. More often than not Evert reached the teasers and put them away for winners.

Last weeks surprise winner Marie Neumanova crashed down to earth by losing 1 and 2 in the 1R.

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April 9-16 Melia Trophy International Madrid, Spain (Clay)
Venue: Charmatin Tennis Club

Draw 30

1R: Winnie Shaw-bye
1R: Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer d Mandy Morgan 6-3 6-0
1R: Carmen Coronado d Carmen Perea 6-4 6-1
1R: Odile De Roubin d Laura Rossouw 6-2 6-0
1R: Heide Orth d Monica Giorgi 6/0-6/0
1R: Fiorella Bonicelli d Ana Maria Ycaza 6-2 6-3
1R: Jennifer Staley Hoad d Ch Sendra 7-6 6-1
1R: Linda Tuero d Daphne Botha Pattison 4-6 6-0 6-3

1R: Brenda Kirk d Raquel Giscafre 7-6 6-3
1R: Sue Alexander d Lucia Sarno (Uru) 6-2 6-2
1R: Cora Schediwy d Christina Sandberg 6-1 6-1
1R: Gail Sherriff Chanfreau d Marilyn Pryde 6-1 6-3
1R: Alena Palmeova-West d Maria-Teresa Nasuelli 4-6 6-1 6-2
1R: Isabel Fernandez d Ana Maria Estalella 6-4 2-6 6-1
1R: Sonja Pachta d Ana Maria Arias default
1R: Helga Niessen Masthoff-bye

2R: Shaw d Bentzer 6-3 6-3
2R: De Roubin d Coronado 2-6 6-1 6-1
2R: Orth d Bonicelli 7-5 2-6 6-2
2R: Tuero d Hoad 6-3 6-3

2R: Kirk d Alexander 6-1 7-5
2R: Schediwy d Chanfreau 6-4 6-4
2R: Palmeova-West d Fernandez 6-4 6-2
2R; Pachta d Masthoff default

QF: Shaw d De Roubin 6-3 6-3
QF: Tuero d Orth 6-1 6-2
QF: Schediwy d Kirk 6-4 5-7 6-3
QF: Palmeova-West d Pachta 2-6 6-4 6-2

SF: Tuero d Shaw 6-2 6-2
SF: Palmeova-West d Schediwy 6-2 6-1

FI: Linda Tuero d Alena Palmeova-West 6-3 6-1

Doubles

QF: Giorgi/Nasuelli d Kirk/Tuero 6-4 6-4
QF: Bonicelli/Fernandez d Pattison/Rossouw 6-4 2-6 6-2
QF: Bentzer/Sandberg d Couder/Perea 6-1 7-6
QF: Orth/Schediwy d Chanfreau/Shaw 6-3 6-4

SF: Bonicelli/Fernandez d Giorgi/Nasuelli 6-4 2-6 6-2
SF: Bentzer/Sandberg d Orth/Schediwy ????

FI: Ingrid Bentzer/Sandberg d Fiorella Bonicelli/Isabel Fernandez 7-6 6-4

According to the New York Times 3,000 watch the women's final.

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April 10-16 Beaulieu Lawn TennisTournament, Beaulieu, France (Clay)

QF: Monique Salfati Di Maso d Michele Gurdal 5-6 6-0 6-4
QF: Jehanne Venturino d Margareta Strandberg 4-6 6-2 6-4
QF: I Sadlon d Villiger 6-3 3-6 retired
QF: Zell Ambrus d Jacqueline Rees-Lewis Vives 6-1 6-3

SF: Di Maso d Venturino 7-5 6-1
SF: Ambrus d Sadlon 6-1 6-2

FI: Monique Di Maso d Zell Ambrus 8-6 7-5

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April 10-16 Spring Invitational Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Soviet Union

FI: Olga Morozova d Yevgenyia Biryukova 6-2 6-0

DF: Olga Morozova/Zaiga Yansone d Yevgenyia Biryukova/Marina Kroshina 5-7 6-3
 
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