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Week of August 22-28

August 22-29 FEDERATION CUP Philadelphia PA, US (Indoors)
Venue: The Spectrum

Draw=32 teams

First Round

United States d Israel 3-0
Rosie Casals d Hagith Zubary 6-1 6-0
Billie Jean King d Pauline Peled 6-1 6-0
Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King d Pauline Peled/Hagith Zubary 6-3 6-1

Yugoslavia d Norway 3-0
Dora Alavantic d Bente Kjolstad 6-1 3-6 6-3
Mima Jausovec d Ellen Grindvold 6-3 6-2
Dora Alavantic/Judith Papista d Ellen Grindvold/Kirsten Robsham 6-0 6-1

Switzerland d Indonesia 3-0
Susi Eichenberger d Yolanda Sumarno 6-2 6-0
Petra Delhees d Loanita Rachman 6-0 6-4
Petra Delhees/Monika Simmen d Aji Sutarno/Elvira Nizarwan 6-2 6-1

Canada d Czechoslovakia default

Denmark Defeats Spain 3-0
Anne-Mette Sorensen d Vicki Baldovinos 6-2 6-3
Helle Viragh d Carmen Perea 6-3 6-2
Ane-Mette Sorensen/Helle Viragh d Vicki Baldovinos/Carmen Perea 7-6 6-3

Uruguay d Soviet Union default

Argentina Defeats New Zealand 2-1
Viviana Gonzalez Locicero d Pauline Elliott 7-5 6-0
Raquel Giscafre d Judith Connor 6-1 7-6
Judith Connor/Chris Newton (NZ) d Beatriz Araujo/Elvira Weisenberger 7-5 6-3

Netherlands d Brazil 3-0
Elly Vessies d Pat Medrado 6-4 6-2
Betty Stove d Maria Beuno 6-0 6-4
Betty Stove/Tine Zwaan d Vera Giugni/Pat Medrado 6-2 6-1


Great Britain d France 3-0
Sue Barker d Nathalie Fuchs 6-3 6-0
Virginia Wade d Gail Lovera 6-0 6-3
Sue Barker/Virginia Wade d Rosie Darmon/Gail Lovera 6-3 6-2

Hungary d Philippines 3-0
Beatrix Klein Beatrix d Gladys Imperial 6-0 6-3
Eva Szabo d Marisa Sanchez Marisa 6-1 6-0
Beatrix Klein/Eva Szabo d Gladys Imperial/Pia Tamayo 6-2 6-3

Sweden d Japan 3-0
Ingrid Bentzer d Naoko Sato Nana 6-4 7-5
Helena Anliot d Kiyomi Nakagawa 6-2 6-2
Helena Anliot/Mimi Wikstedt d Matsuko Matsushima/M Saji 6-0 6-0

South Africa d Korea 3-0
Linky Boshoff Linky d Duk-Hee Lee 7-5 6-2
Annette van zyl Duplooy d Jeong-Soon Yang 6-2 4-6 6-2
Linky Boshoff/Ilana Kloss d Duk-Hee Lee.Jeaong-Soon Yang 6-1 6-2

Germany d Mexico 3-0
Iris Riedel d Alina Balbiers 6-2 6-3
Helga Masthoff d Alejandra Vallejo 6-3 6-0
Heidi Eisterlehner/Helga Mastoff d Veronica Martinez/Alejandra Vallejo 6-3 6-2

Italy d Luxemburg 3-0
Rosalba Vido d Monique Hendel Krecke 6-0 6-1
Daniela Marzano d Flore Wagner Putz 7-5 6-0
Daniela Marzano/M Zoni d Flore Putz/S Wolter 6-1 6-2

Belgium d Rhodesia 2-1
Jenny Waggott (Rhod) d Monique Van Haver 7-6 6-4
Michele Gurdal d Fiona Mackenzie 6-1 6-2
Michele Gurdal/Monique Van Haver d Fiona Mackenzie/Jenny Waggott 3-6 6-1 6-4

Australia d Romania 3-0
Evonne Goolagong d Virginia Ruzici 6-2 6-0
Kerry Reid d Florenta Mihai 6-3 6-0
Dianne Fromholtz/Kerry Reid d Florenta Mihai/Virginia Ruzici 4-6 6-2 7-6


Second Round

United States d Yugoslavia 3-0
Rosie Casals d Dora Alavantic 6-1 6-1
Billie Jean King d Mima Jausovec 6-0 7-6
Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King d Dora Alavantic/Mima Jausovec 6-0 6-0

Switzerland d Canada 2-1
Petra Delhees d Barbara Brankovska 6-3 7-6
Susan Stone (Can) d Susi Eichenberger 6-0 6-3
Petra Delhees/Monika Simmen d Marjorie Blackwood/Susan Stone 5-6 6-2 7-6

Denmark d Uruguay 2-1
Anne-Mette Sorensen d Carla Guarino 6-2 6-0
Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru) d Helle Viragh 6-3 6-3
Anne-Mette Sorensen/Helle Viragh d Fiorella Bonicelli/Carla Guarino 6-3 7-5

Netherlands d Argentina 3-0
Tine Zwaan d Viviana Gonzales Locicero 6-1 6-4
Betty Stove d Raquel Giscafre 6-0 6-3
Betty Stove/Elly Vessies d Raquel Giscafre/Elvira Weisenberger 4-6 6-2 6-2

Great Britain d Hungary default

South Africa d Sweden 3-0
Linky Boshoff d Helena Anliot 6-6 6-2 6-3
Annette Duplooy d Ingrid Bentzer 6-7 6-4 6-3
linky Boshoff/Ilana Kloss d Helena Anliot/Mimi Wikstedt 6-2 6-2

Germany d Italy 3-0
Iris Riedel d Rosalba Vido 6-1 6-2
Helga Masthoff d Daniela Marzano 7-5 6-4
Masthoff -eisterlehner D Marzano -zoni Manuela 6/4-3/6-6/1

Australia d Belgium 3-0
Dianne Fromholtz d Monique Van Haver 6-0 6-1
Evonne Goolagong d Michele Gurdal 6-0 6-0
Evonne Goolagong/Kerry Reid d Michele Gurdal/Monique Van Haver 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

United States d Switerland 3-0
Rosie Casals d Monika Simmen 6-1 6-1
Billie Jean King d Petra Delhees 6-2 6-1
Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King d Eichenberger/Monika Simmel 6-0 6-1

Netherlands d Denmark 2-1
Anne-Mette Sorensen (Den) d Tine Zwaan 6-3 7-6
Bety Stove d Helle Viragh 6-2 6-0
Betty Stove/Tine Zwaan d Anne-Mette Sorensen/Helle Viragh 6-1 6-3

Great Britian d South Africa 2-1
Sue Barker d Linky Boshoff 6-1 6-1
Virginia Wade d Annette Duplooy 6-0 6-3
Linky Boshoff/Ilana Kloss (SA) d Sue Barker/Michelle Tyler 6-1 6-4

Australia d Germany 3-0
Evonne Goolagong d Helga Masthoff 6-1 6-2
Kerry Reid d Iris Riedel 6-1 6-2
Dianne Fromholtz/Evonne Goolagong d Heidi Eisterlehner/Helga Masthoff 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

United States d. Netherlands 3-0
Rosie Casals d. Elly Vessies 6-1 6-2
Billie Jean King d. Betty Stove 6-2 6-3
Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King d Betty Stove/Tine Zwaan 6-1 6-4

Australia d. Great Britian 3-0
Dianne Fromholtz d. Sue Barker 6-2 7-6
Evonne Goolagong d. Virginia Wade 6-1 6-2
Evonne Goolagong/Kerry Reid d Sue Barker/Virginia Wade 6-1 6-3


Final

United States d. Australia 2-1
Kerry Reid (Aus) d. Rosie Casals 1-6 6-3 7-5
Billie Jean King d. Evonne Goolagong 7-6 (7-4) 6-4
Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King d Evonne Goolagong/Kerry Reid 7-5 6-3

Put on in the Spectrum (a 15,000 seat stadium) with play on two adjoining courts, complete with blaring loudspeakers! Added to this, both Russia and the Czechoslovaks withdrew to protest the involvement of South Africa and Rhodesia. In addition protestors threatened to wreck the event.

Protests fizzled on opening -with maybe 75 protestors. Inside a crowd of 1,000 saw the opening ceremony, with the Phillipines, 1 of the nations considering withdrawing, ironicallty marching next to Rhodesia.


Chris Evert withdrew with a sore tendon rather than risk her chances od repeating at the US Open. The sparse crowds and confusion were made up by the wonderful final, with the US winning in front of 9,000.

Draw note: Rhodesians Fiona Mackenzie and Mrs Jenny Waggott are sisters.
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August 23-29 WTA Westchester Invitational Harrison, New York, US (Clay*)
Venue: Westchester Country Club

Prize money=$10,000 US

Draw=32

1R: Cynthia Doerner [2] d Bunny Bruning 6-2 7-5
1R: Janice Metcalf d Pat Bostrom 6-4 6-4
1R: Isabel Fernandez d Aleida Spex 6-1 6-3
1R: Ruta Gerulaitus d Hilary Laduke 6-0 6-1
1R: Wendy Overton [4] d Kristien Kemmer Shaw 7-5 3-6 6-2
1R: Stephanie Tolleson d Lindsey Beaven 7-5 6-1
1R: Mary Carillo d Val Ziegenfuss 6-4 7-6
1R: Glynis Coles d Mary Struthers 6-1 7-5

1R: Ceci Martinez d Penny Moor 6-1 6-2
1R: Betsy Nagelson d Jeanne Evert 3-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Helen Gourlay d Sue Stap 6-1 3-6 6-0
1R: Janet Newberry [3] d Robin Tenney 6-2 6-2
1R: Sharon Walsh d Pam Whytcross 6-4 6-4
1R: Beth Norton [5] d Vicki Kerr 6-1 6-1
1R: Betsy Butler d Robin Kahn 7-5 6-1
1R: Laura Dupont d Tery Holladay [1] 6-0 7-6

2R: Metcalf d Doerner [2] 6-0 6-2
2R: Gerulaitus d Fernandez 6-3 6-2
2R: Overton [4] d Tolleson 6-2 6-4
2R: Carillo d Coles 7-5 7-6

2R: Martinez d Nagelson 7-5 4-6 6-1
2R: Newberry [3] d Gourlay 2-6 6-1 6-3
2R: Norton [5] d Walsh 7-5 6-4
2R: Dupont d Butler 6-2 6-4

QF: Gerulaitus d Metclaf 4-6 7-6 7-6
QF: Carillo d Overton [4] 6-4 6-3
QF: Newberry [3] d Martinez 6-7 7-5 7-6
QF: Norton [5] d Dupont 6-1 6-2

SF: Gerulaitus d. Carillo 3-6 6-4 6-1
SF: Norton [5] d. Newberry [3] 6-2 6-0

FI: Beth Norton [5] d. Ruta Gerulaitis 1-6 7-5 6-3

DF: Pat Bostrom/Janice Metcalf d. Laura DuPont/Val Ziegenfuss 6-2 6-3

Heavy rain forced the semis to played on the steamy indoor courts of the Chesnut Hill Racquet Club. Norton took home $1,800 for winning the event.
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August 23-30 Tennis Week Open, Orange, New Jersey, US (Clay)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

Prize money= $60,000 (combined men's and women's)

Draw=21

1R: Florence Guedy d Betty Newfield 6-2 6-2
1R: Frederique Thibault d Jackie Fayter 4-6 6-3 6-4
1R: Caroline Stoll d Sue Vinton Maharaj 6-1 6-0
1R: Renee Richards d Cathy Beene 6-0 6-2
1R: Mickey Larkin d Jane O'Hara (Can) 0-6 6-4 6-3

2R: Marise Kruger [1] d Cindy Thomas 6-3 6-1
2R: Linda Rupert Thomas d Bev Buckley 6-0 6-0
2R: Guedy d Rayni Fox 4-6 6-1 6-3
2R: Carrie Meyer d Thibault 6-2 7-5

2R: Richards d Stoll 6-1 0-6 6-1
2R: Kathy Harter d Larkin 6-1 6-1
2R: Sue Mehmedbasich d Vera Komar 6-2 7-5
2R: Lea Antonopolis d ????

QF: Kruger [1] d Thomas 6-0 6-0
QF: Guedy d Meyer 4-6 6-2 7-5
QF: Richards d Harter 6-4 7-6 (7-1)
QF: Antonopolis d Mehmedbasich 6-4 7-5

SF: Kruger [1] d. Guedy 6-2 6-2
SF: Antonopolis d. Richards 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 6-0

FI: Marise Kruger [1] d. Lea Antonopolis 6-3 6-2

Notable as the first big event by transexual Renee Richards, which sets off a firestorm. 25 women withdraw before the event starts, prompted partly by the WTA withdrawing it's sanction due to Richards being acepted in the draw.

3,200 descend on the club to see Richards vs 15 year old Caroline Stoll. Stoll is a minaiture bjorn Borg with her heavy topsin, grunting, and blowing on her fingers between points. Richards went for a feminine dress and pom-pom socks ensemble, while Stoll ran about in short hair and short shorts. Stoll after the match: "I thought she [Renee] was in it for the publicity and the money-to beat all of us. Now? I'm not so sure. I'm puzzled. I'm sitting next to her. She says she's not in it for that. I have to believe her."

The hostile crowd warms up to Richards when she plays Kathy Harter. Harter was ranked #5 in the US in 1968 before persistent wrist injuries sidelined her. Harter warmly shakes hands at the end of the match with Rcihards. "You're a helluva gal", Renee said at the net. "You are too", replied Kathy.
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Ends Aug 27 World Team Tennis Playoffs and Finals

Playoffs

Golden Gators d. Phoenix 2-0 The Gators are powered by Stove's 7-6 upset of
Chris Evert in the first match of the series.

New York d. Pittsburgh 2-1 Billie Jean is the star, twice beating Evonne in 6-4 sets


Finals: New York d.Golden Gators 3-0
New York: King-Wade, Gators: Durr-Stove

(Match 1) Aug 21 at GG (NY wins 31-23)
Virginia Wade d. Betty Stove 7-6, Francoise Durr-Betty Stove (GG) d. Billie Jean King/Virginia Wade 7-5

(Match 2)Aug 23 at GG (NY wins 29-21) Durr d. Wade 7-5, King/Wade d. Durr/Stove 6-0
Att: 5,120

(Match 3) Aug 27 at NY (NY wins 31-13) Wade d. Durr 6-1, King-Wade d. Durr/Stove 6-2
Atten: 5,730

WTT Individual Standings (Singles)
*Percentage equals percent of games won SW=sets won SL=sets lost
*Minimum of 10 sets played

1. .700 Chris Evert (SW=33 SL=6)
2. .640 Evonne Goolagong (SW=32 SL=6)
3. .615 Billie Jean King (SW=12 SL=2)
4. .534 Martna Navartilova (SW=26 SL=18)
5. .531 Virginia Wade (SW=16 SL=13)
6. .504 Rosie Casals (SW=8 SL=7)
7. .491 Dianne Fromholtz (SW=14 SL=14)
8. .466 Nancy Richey (SW=14 SL=20)
 

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UNITED STATES OPEN

Dates: September 1-11
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York

Singles (Draw=96)

Chris Evert [1]-bye
Greer Stevens (SA)-bye
Glynis Coles (GB)-bye
Mary Struthers-bye
Sue Barker (GB) [9]-bye
Sharon Walsh-bye
Helen Gourlay (Aus)-bye
Michelle Tyler (GB)-bye

Olga Morozova (USSR)[8]-bye
Pam Teeguarden-bye
Kathy Kuykendall-bye
Sally Moore-bye
Natasha Chymreva (USSR) [13]-bye
Lesley Hunt (Aus)-bye
Renata Tomanova (Cz)-bye
Sue Mehmedbasich-bye

Virginia Wade (GB) [3] d. Wendy Turnbull (Aus) 6-1 6-2
Mima Jausovec (Yug) d. Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 6-3 6-1
Ruta Gerulaitus d. Laurie Tenney 6-2 6-1
Mariana Simionescu (Rom) d. Sue Stap 6-2 1-6 6-1
Julie Anthony d. Betty Stove (Neth) [16] 6-4 6-3
Marcie Louie d. Janice Metcalf 6-3 5-7 6-4
Jackie Fayter (GB)d. Barbara Hallquist 4-6 6-3 6-4
Lele Forood d. Peanut Louie 5-7 7-5 7-5

Nancy Richey [5] d. Kathy Harter 6-3 7-6
Virginia Ruzici (Rom)d. Ilana Kloss (SA) 6-4 6-4
Ingrid Bentzer (Swe) d. Mimi Wikstedt (Swe) 6-1 7-5
Racquel Giscafre(Arg) d. Wendy Paish (Aus) 6-0 6-3
Kathy May d. Mona Guerrant [11] 3-6 6-4 7-6
Beth Norton d. Candy Reynolds 6-0 6-1
Marcy O'Keefe d. Peggy Michel 6-1 7-5
Lea Antopolis d. Karen Susman 6-4 6-4

Jeanne Evert d. Rayni Fox 6-0 6-3
Wendy Overton d. Diane Desfor (Aus) 6-0 7-5
Ann Kiyomura d. Sally Greer 6-1 6-4
Laura Dupont d. Carrie Mayer [14] 6-4 6-0
Gail Lovera (Fra) d. Isabel Fernandez (Col) 6-2 6-1
Mary Hamm d. Marita Redondo 6-2 7-6
Zenda Liess d. Bettyann Stuart 6-0 6-2
Kerry Reid (Aus) [7] d. Linda Thomas 6-3 6-1

JoAnne Russell d. Lynn Epstein 6-1 7-6
Roberta Stark d. Florenta Mihai (Rom) 6-2 7-5
Iris Riedel (Ger) d. Tine Zwaan (Neth) 4-6 6-3 6-4
Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) [10] d. Michele Gurdal (Bel) 6-1 6-1
Betsy Nagelson d. Linky Boshoff (SA) 7-5 6-3
Brigitte Cuypers (SA) d. Robin Tenney 7-5 6-2
Bunny Bruning d. Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru) 6-3 6-2
Janet Newberry d. Martina Navratilova [3] 1-6 6-4 6-3

Kristien Shaw-bye
Marise Kruger(SA)-bye
Terry Holladay[15]-bye
Pat Medrado (Bra)-bye
Maria Bueno (Bra) bye
Lindsey Beaven (GB)-bye
Rosie Casals [6]-bye
Annette DuPlooy (SA)-bye

Elly Vessies (Neth)-bye
Nancy Yeargin-bye
Francoise Durr (Fra) [12]-bye
Sabina Simmonds (Ita)-bye
Regina Marsikova(Cz)-bye
Stephanie Tolleson-bye
Val Ziegenfuss-bye
Evonne Goolagong (Aus) [2]-bye

2nd Round

Evert [1] d. Stevens 6-1 6-0
Coles d. Struthers 3-6 7-5 7-5
Barker [9] d. Walsh 6-1 6-1
Gourlay d. Tyler 7-6 6-4
Morozova [8] d. Teeguarden 6-1 6-1
Kuykendall d. Moore 6-1 6-3
Chymreva [12] d. Hunt 7-5 5-7 6-3
Tomanova d. Mehmedbasich 6-1 6-3

Jausovec d. Wade [3] 6-3 6-3
Gerulaitus d. Simionescu 6-3 2-6 6-1
Mc.Louie d. Anthony 6-7 6-3 6-2
Fayter d. Forood 6-7 6-3 6-2
Ruzici d. Richey [5] 3-6 7-6 7-5
Bentzer d. Giscafre 6-3 6-2
Norton d. May 3-6 6-4 6-0
Antopolis d. O'Keefe 6-3 6-4

Overton d. J. Evert 6-1 6-1
Kiyomura d. Dupont 6-3 6-2
Hamm d. Lovera 7-5 6-2
Liess d. Reid [7] 5-5 retired
Russell d. Stark 6-1 6-4
Fromholtz [10] d. Riedel 6-1 6-2
Nagelson d. Cuypers 6-3 6-3
Newberry d. Bruning 6-3 7-5

Shaw d. Kruger 6-3 6-3
Holladay [15] d. Medrado 6-3 6-3
Bueno d. Beaven 2-6 6-1 6-1
Casals [6] d. Duplooy 7-5 1-6 7-5
Vessies d. Yeargin 6-1 6-3
Durr [12] d. Simmonds 6-0 6-3
Marsikova d. Tolleson 6-1 6-2
Goolagong [2] d. Ziegenfuss 6-3 6-1

3rd Round

Evert [1] d. Coles 6-0 6-0
Barker [9] d. Gourlay 6-4 6-0
Kuykendall d. Morozova [8] 6-4 6-3
Chymreva [13] d. Tomanova 6-2 6-3
Jausovec d. Gerulaitus 6-4 6-2
M. Louie d. Fayter 6-4 7-6
Ruzici d. Bentzer 7-6 6-2
Norton d. Antopolis 6-1 6-4

Overton d. Kiyomura 6-1 6-2
Liess d. Hamm 6-4 6-2
Fromholtz [10] d. Russell 6-4 6-4
Newberry d. Nagelson 7-5 3-6 6-2
Holladay [15] d. Shaw 4-6 7-5 6-3
Casals [6]d. Bueno 7-5 6-0
Durr [12] d. Vessies 2-6 6-4 6-3
Goolagong [2]d. Marsikova 7-6 6-3

4th Round

Evert [1] d. Barker [9]6-1 6-0
Chymreva [13] d. Kuykendall 3-6 6-4 6-3
Jausovec d. M Louie 6-0 1-0 retired.
Ruzici d. Norton 6-3 6-3

Liess d. Overton 6-3 6-4
Fromholtz [10] d. Newberry 6-2 6-4
Casals [6] d. Holladay [15] 7-5 6-1
Goolagong [2]d. Durr [12] 6-2 6-0

Quarterfinals

Evert [1] d. Chymreva [13] 6-1 6-2
Jausovec d. Ruzici 6-2 6-1
Fromholtz [10] d. Liess 6-1 6-3
Goolagong [2] d. Casals [6] 6-1 6-2

Semifinals

Evert [1] d. Jausovec 6-3 6-1
Goolagong [2] d. Fromholtz [10] 7-6 6-0

Final

Chris Evert [1] d. Evonne Goolagong [2] 6-3 6-0


All of the women must submit to a chromosome test to ensure their gender-a result of the Renee Richards transsexual controversy rocking the women's tour. Organizers heave a sigh of relief when Evert shows up. Just days before the start of play it was feared she would default due to an inflamed tendon that had her middle finger in a splint.
 

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US OPEN (Doubles and Mixed)


Dates: September 1-11
venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York

Doubles (Draw=48)

Billkie Jean King/Betty Stove (Neth) [1]-bye
Julie Anthony/Val Ziegenfuss-bye
Vicki Kerr (Aus)/Pam Whytcross (Aus)-bye
Michele Gurdal (Bel)/Nana Sato (Jap)-bye
Linky Boshoff (SA)/Ilana Kloss (SA) [5]-bye
Bev Buckley/Jean Nachand-bye
Lynn Epstein/Lele Forood-bye
Cathy Beene/Linda Thomas-bye

Rosie Casals/Francoise Durr (Fra) [4] d. Kathy Harter/Marise Kruger (SA) 6-1 6-3
Diane Desfor/Gretchen Galt d. Marcy O'Keefe/Nancy Yeargin 6-1 6-3
Sherry Acker/Anne Smith d. Zenda Liess/Michelle Tyler (GB) 6-3 6-3
Helen Gourlay (Aus)/Gail Lovera (Fra) d. Raquel Giscafre (Arg)/Marcie Louie 6-4 6-3
Carrie Meyer/Wendy Overton[7] d. Brigette Cuypers(SA)/Annette DuPlooy (SA) 5-7 6-3 6-1
Sue Mehmedbasich/Mimi Wikstedt (Swe) d. Jackie Fayter (GB)/Wendy Paish (Aus) 6-3 4-6 6-1
Bettyann Stuart/Pam Teeguarden d. Aleida Spex/Mary Struthers 6-3 6-0
Mima Jausovec (Yug)/Virginia Ruzici (Rom) d. Regina Marsikova (Cz)/Renate Tomanova 2-6 6-3 6-4

Kristien Shaw/Stephanie Tolleson d. Ruta Gerulaitus/Sue Stap 1-6 6-1 7-6
Terry /Paula Smith d.Ceci Martinez/Mary Hamm 6-4 6-2
Rayni Fox/Kathy Kuykendall d. Sally Greer/Lea Antonoplis 6-2 7-5
Sue Barker (GB)/Natasha Chmyreva (GB) [6] d. Janet Newberry/Joanne Russell 6-3 6-1
Dianne Fromholtz (Aus)/Betsy Nagelsen d. Ingrid Bentzer (SWe)/Mariana Simionescu (See) 7-6 7-6
Lindsey Beaven (GB)/Sally Moore d. Barbara Hallquist/Barbara Jordan 6-4 6-3
Robin Kahn/Nancy Weigel d. Beatrix Klein (Hun)/Eva Szabo (Hun) 6-4 6-3
Olgsa Morozova (USSR)/Virginia Wade (GB) [3] d. Bunny Bruning/Sharon Walsh 6-3 6-1

Kathy May/Beth Norton-bye
Pat Bostrom/Janice Metcalf-bye
Laura Dupont/Wendy Turnbull-bye
Fiorella Bonicelli (Uru)/Isabel Fernandez (Col)[8]-bye
Glynis Coles (GB)/Florenta Mihai (Rom)-bye
Jeanne Evert/Roberta Stark-bye
Cynthia Doerner (Aus)/Marita Redondo-bye
Mona Guerrant/Ann Kiyomura[2]-bye

2nd Round

King/Stove [1] d. Anthony/Ziegenfuss 6-1 6-3
Kerr/Whytcross d. Gurdal/Sato 6-0 6-1
Boshoff/Kloss[5] d. Buckley/Nachand 6-2 6-4
Epstein/Forood d. Beene/Thomas 7-5 6-4
Casals/Durr [4] d. Desfor/Galt 6-2 6-2
Gourlay/Lovera d. Acker/A. Smith 6-4 6-7 6-0
Meyer/Overton [7] d. Mehmedbasich/Wikstedt 1-6 6-3 6-0
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Stuart/Teeguarden 6-3 6-3

Holladay/P.Smith d. Shaw/Tolleson 6-3 6-4
Barker/Chmyreva [6] d. Fox/Kuykendall 7-6 4-6 7-6
Fromholtz/Nagelsen d. Beaven/Moore 6-2 7-6
Morozova/Wade [3] d. Kahn/Weigel 6-2 6-2
May/Norton d. Bostrom/Metcalf 6-3 2-6 6-2
Dupont/Turnbull d. Bonicelli/Fernandez 4-6 6-3 6-2
Coles/Mihai d. J. Evert/Stark 6-1 6-3
Guerrant/Kiyomura [2] d. Doerner/Redondo 6-1 6-2

3rd Round

King/Stove [1] d. Kerr/Whytcross 6-3 7-6
Boshoff/Kloss [5] d. Epstein/Forood 6-3 6-1
Casals/Durr [4] d. Gourlay/Lovera default
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Meyer/Overton [7] default

Barker/Chmyreva [6] d. Holladay/P.Smith 6-4 6-4
Morozova/Wade [3] d. Fromholtz/Nagelsen 6-2 6-2
Dupont/Turnbull d. May/Norton 6-3 2-6 6-3
Guerrant/Kiyomura [2] d. Coles/Mihai 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Boshoff/Kloss [5] d. King/Stove [1] 6-4 3-6 6-2
Jausovec/Ruzici d. Casals/Durr [4] 6-4 4-6 7-6
Morozova/Wade [3] d. Barker/Chmyreva [6] 6-2 6-1
Guerrant/Kiyomura [2] d. Dupont/Turnbull 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

Boshoff/Kloss [5] d. Jausovec/Ruzici 6-1 7-6
Morozova/Wade [3] d. Guerrant/Kiyomura [2] 6-2 6-4

Final

Linky Boshoff/Ilana Kloss[5] d. Olga Morozova/Virginia Wade [3] 6-1 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round


Betty Stove (Neth)/Frew McMillan (SA) [2] d. Joanne Russell/Eric Friedler 6-4 6-1
Betsy Nagelson/Pat Cramer d. Laurie Tenney/David Schneider 6-1 6-4
Rayni Fox/Van Winitsky d. Stephanie Tolleson/Hank Pfister 3-6 7-6 6-2
Pam Teeguarden/John Marks (Aus) d. Bettyann Stuart/Ross Case 6-2 4-6 6-2
Francoise Durr (Fra)/Marty Riessen [4] d. Kristien Shaw/Butch Walts 7-6 4-6 6-3
Kathy May/Vijay Amritraj (Ind) d. Renata Tomanova (Cz)/John Lloyd (GB) 7-6 6-2
Lesley Hunt (Aus)/Geoff Masters (Aus) d. Natasha Chymreva (USSR)/Teimuraz Kakulia(USSR) 7-6 6-2
Linky Boshoff (SA)/Colin Dowdeswell (Rho) d. Robin Tenney/Bernie Mitton 6-2 6-2

Mona Guerrant/Allan Stone d. Ingrid Bentzer (Swe)/Paul Kronk 6-4 3-6 6-4
Ilana Kloss (SA)/Kim Warwick (Aus) d. Sharon Walsh/**** Machette 6-3 3-6 6-3
Janice Metcalf/Steve Siegel d. Carol Hanks/Bill Heinbecker 6-4 6-3
Billie Jean King/Phil Dent [3] d. Julie Anthony/Mike Estep 6-2 6-4
Ann Kiyomura/Syd Ball d. Regina Marsikova (Cz)/Mark Edmondson (Aus) 5-7 6-3 6-1
Olga Morozova (USSR)/Alex Metreveli (USSR) d. Wendy Overton/Fred McNair 6-3 6-4
Lindsey Beaven (GB)/John Feaver d. Ruta Gerulaitus/Vitas Gerulaitus 3-6 7-6 7-6
Rosie Casals/Dick Stockton [1] d. Cynthia Doerner (Aus)/Steven Turner 6-1 6-3

2nd Round

Stove/McMillan [2] d. Nagelson/Cramer 7-6 3-6 6-2
Teeguarden/Marks d. Fox/Winitsky 6-4 6-4
Durr/Riessen [4] d. May/Amritraj 6-3 6-4
Hunt/Masters d. Boshoff/Dowdeswell 6-2 4-6 6-4

Guerrant/Stone d. Kloss/Warwick 7-6 6-2
King/Dent [3] d. Metcalf/Siegel 6-3 6-4
Kiyomura/Ball d. Morozova/Metreveli 4-6 6-3 6-4
Casals/Stockton [1] d. Beaven/Feaver 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Stove/McMillan [2] d. Teeguarden/Marks 6-4 4-6 6-3
Hunt/Masters d. Durr/Riessen [4] 6-3 1-6 7-5
King/Dent [3] d. Schallau/Stone 6-4 4-6 6-3
Casals/Stockton [1] d. Kiyomura/Ball 6-0 6-4

Semifinals

Stove/McMillan [2] d. Hunt/Masters 6-3 6-4
King/Dent [3] d. Casals/Stockton [1] 6-2 7-6

Final

Billie Jean King/Phil Dent [3] d. Betty Stove/Frew McMillan [2] 3-6 6-2 7-5
 

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Week of August 30-September 5

September 1-5 Stuttgart International, Suttgart, Germany (Clay?)
Venue: Weissenhof Tennis Club

FI: Helga Masthoff d Heidi Eisterlehner 6-4 4-6 6-2
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???? Sezze. Sezze, Italy

FI: Chris O'Neil (Aus) d Sabina Simmonds 6-3 6-1


Exact dates for the Italian "Exploit" minicircuit unknown. Results found in January 1977 issue of Tennis Australia, which suggests dates of September or October. Tall (6' 1") Aussie Chris O' Neil won Sezze and lost in the semis of the two other events.
 

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Week of September 6-12


???? Rimini, Rimini, Italy

SF: Ceci Martinez (US) d Chris O'Neil (Aus) ????

FI: ????

second stop on the Italian "Exploit' circuit.

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September 6-11, Bell's Highland Championships, Pitlochry, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Joyce Hume d. Jill Cottrell 6-3 7-5

DF: Joyce Hume/Marjorie Love d. Jill Cottrell/J. Willson 3-6 8-6 6-3
 

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Week of September 13-19

September 13-18 United States National Women's Indoor Championships, Atlanta, Georgia, United States (Indoors on Sporteze)
Venue: Terminus International Tennis Club and The Omni.

Prize Money=$75,000

Singles (Draw=56)

1R: Martina Navratilova [1]-bye
1R: Mary Hamm d. Sally Greer 6-4 4-6 7-6 (5-3)
1R: Betty Stove (Neth) d. Ceci Martinez 6-3 6-4
1R: Elvira Weisenberger (Arg) d. Betsy Butler 5-7 6-4 7-6 (5-3)
1R: Sue Barker (GB) [5]-bye
1R: Kristien Shaw d. Raquel Giscafre (Arg) 6-1 6-3
1R: Pam Teeguarden d. Mary Carillo 6-4 6-3
1R: Betsy Nagelson d. Laurie Tenney 6-3 4-6 7-6 (5-4)

1R: Rosie Casals [3]-bye
1R: Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d. Wendy Overton 6-1 6-3
1R: Janet Newberry d. Sue Mehmedbasich 6-4 6-1
1R: Sharon Walsh d. Nancy Ornstein 7-5 5-7 6-3
1R: Carrie Meyer [8]-bye
1R: Ilana Kloss (SA) d. Pam Whytcross (Aus) 6-0 6-0
1R: Brigitte Cuypers (SA) d. Robin Tenney 6-4 7-5
1R: Linda Thomas d. Rayni Fox 6-3 6-7 6-4

1R: Mary Struthers d. Ruta Gerulaitus 3-6 6-2 6-4
1R: Vicki Kerr (Aus) d. Mary Mclean 6-2 6-2
1R: Trish Bostrom d. Barbara Downs 7-5 6-4
1R: Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) [6]-bye
1R: Joanne Russell d. Janice Metcalf 6-4 6-4
1R: Zenda Liess d. Aleida Spex 6-2 6-1
1R: Mimi Wikstedt (Swe) d. Sue Stap 7-6 6-4
1R: Lindsey Beaven (GB)-bye

1R: Marise Kruger (SA) d. Linky Boshoff (SA) 3-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Kathy Harter d. Glynis Coles (GB) 6-3 3-6 6-2
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d. Bunny Bruning 7-5 6-2
1R: Francoise Durr (Fra) [7]-bye
1R: Laura Dupont d. Jackie Fayter (GB) 6-3 6-1
1R: Maria Bueno (Bra) d. Cynthia Doerner (Aus) 3-6 6-1 6-4
1R: Kathy Kuykendall d. Stephanie Tolleson 6-3 6-4
1R: Virginia Wade (GB) [2]-bye

2R: Navratilova [1] d Hamm 6-2 6-1
2R: Stove d Weisenberger 6-1 6-2
2R: Shaw d. Barker [5] 7-5 7-5
2R: Nagleson d Teeguarden 7-5 6-3
2R: Turnbull d Casals [3] 4-6 7-6 (5-2) 6-2
2R: Newberry d Walsh 6-4 6-4
2R: Meyer [8] d Kloss 6-2 5-7 6-3
2R: Cuypers d Thomas 6-3 6-2

2R: Struthers d Kerr 6-2 6-3
2R: Fromholtz [6] d Bostrom 6-1 6-2
2R: Russell d Liess 6-4 6-0
2R: Wikstedt d Beaven 6-7 7-6 7-5
2R: Kruger d Harter 6-3 6-4
2R: Durr [7] d Ziegenfuss 6-2 6-1
2R: Dupont d Bueno 6-7 6-3 6-3
2R: Wade [2] d Kuykendall 4-6 6-3 6-2

3R: Stove d Navratilova [1] 6-1 3-6 6-3
3R: Shaw d Nagelson 6-3 7-5
3R: Turnbull d Newberry 7-5 2-6 6-4
3R: Cuypers d Meyer 7-6 6-2

3R: Fromholtz [6] d. Struthers 6-1 6-4
3R: Russell d. Wikstedt 6-1 6-2
3R: Kruger d. Durr [7] 6-4 3-6 6-3
3R: Wade [2] d. DuPont 6-3 6-1

QF: Stove d. Shaw 7-6 6-1
QF: Turnbull d. Cuypers 6-4 4-6 6-3
QF: Fromholtz [6] d. Russell 4-6 6-3 6-1
QF: Wade [2] d. Kruger 6-2 6-3

SF: Stove d. Turnbull 6-1 6-2
SF: Wade [2] d. Fromholtz 4-6 6-4 6-4

FI: Virginia Wade (GB) [2] d. Betty Stove (Neth) 5-7 7-5 7-5

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Boshoff/Kloss [2] d. Bruning/Walsh 6-4 7-5
1R: Newberry/Russell d. Harter/Kruger 3-6 6-2 6-4
1R: Nagelson/Turnbull d. Coles/Doerner 6-3 6-1
1R: Stove/Wade [3] d. DuPont/Foz 6-2 6-1

1R: Navratilova/Overton [4] d. Greer/Kuykendall 7-5 6-0
1R: Bostrom/Metcalf d. Cuypers/Fromholtz 3-6 7-5 6-3
1R: Shaw/Ziegenfuss d. Beaven/Fayter 6-3 6-3
1R: Casals/Durr [1] d. Barker/Teeguarden 6-1 6-7 6-1

QF: Boshoff/Kloss [2] d. Newberry/Russell 6-4 6-3
QF: Stove/Wade [3] d. Nagelson/Turnbull 6-1 6-2
QF: Navratilova/Overton [4] d. Bostrom/Metcalf 6-3 6-4
QF: Casals/Durr [1] d. Shaw/Ziegenfuss 7-6 6-3

SF: Stove/Wade [3] d. Boshoff/Kloss [2] 5-7 6-4 6-3
SF: Casals/Durr [1] d. Navratilova/Overton [4] 6-2 6-3

FI: Rosie Casals/Francoise Durr (Fra) [1] d. Betty Stove (Neth)/Virginia Wade (GB) [3] 6-0 6-4

The absence of Evert and Goolagong allowed Wade to finally claim her first title of the year, keeping a streak of titels won in every year stretching back at least until 1966. She had to do it the hard way, fighting through Fromholtz in 3 sets and surviving match point vs Betty Stove.

Stove was ahead 7-5 5-2 but repeatedly failed to close. Her match point was on serve at 5-3 40-30. Ginny saved it, and then went on a 4 game tear to claim the middle set. Wade scored the only break of the 3rd set for an amazing win. Post-match the Brit declared, "How lucky can you get? Betty could have won, she was just unlucky---I never gave up."

Draw Notes:

Lindsey Beaven replaced #4 seed Kerry Reid.
Trish Bostrom (Dolan) listed as Pat in World Tennis

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September 11-19 Western Australian Metropolitan Hardcourt Championships, Applecross and Melville S.H. S., Australia (Clay)

FI: Mary Sawyer d Chris Matison [1] 7-5 6-1

The inaugural event, with total prize money (combined) of $500.
 

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Week of September 27-October 3

September 29-October 3 Toray Sillook Open , Tokyo, Japan (Indoors)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Margaret Court (Aus) d. Rayni Fox (US) 6-2 6-3
1R: Lesley Hunt (Aus) d. Marita Redono (US) 6-2 6-3
1R: Betty Stove (Neth) d. Betsy Nagleson (US) 7-5 6-2
1R: Val Ziegenfuss (US) d. Virginia Wade (GB) 6-2 6-1

SF: Court d. Hunt 6-2 7-5
SF: Stove d. Ziegenfuss 6-4 6-2

FI: Betty Stove (Neth) d. Margaret Court (Aus) 1-6 6-4 6-3

3rd place: Ziegenfuss d Hunt 8-5

Margaret Court returns after a long layoff. Betty Stove gets her first win over Court in 7 meetings.

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September 27-October 2 Pernod Trophy Open Womens Perth, Scotland, (Indoors)

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Lesley Charles d. Marjorie Love 6-2 6-0
1R: Deborah Jevans d. Cathy Drury 6-3 6-4
1R: Sue Mappin d. Charlotte Leatham 6-1 6-1
1R: Jo Durie d. Patti Hogan (US) 6-3 6-1

1R: Michelle Tyler d. Annette Coe 6-4 6-1
1R: Anne Hobbs d. Clare Harrison 6-4 7-5
1R: Diane Evers (Aus) d. Anthea Cooper 6-2 0-6 6-3
1R: Corinne Molesworth d. Lindsey Beaven 6-4 7-5

QF: Charles d Jevans 7-6 6-3
QF: Durie d Mappin 3-6 6-4 6-4
QF: Hobbs d Tyler 6-4 6-4
QF: Molesworth d Evers 2-6 6-1 6-1

SF: Charles d Durie 6-4 6-4
SF: Molesworth d Hobbs 5-7 6-4 6-2

FI: Lesley Charles d Corinne Molesworth 6-2 6-3

DF: Lesley Charles/Sue Mappin d Diane Evers (Aus)/Patti Hogan (US) 6-3 6-3

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October 2-4 QBE/WTA Eastern Suburbs Open, Coogee, Sydney, Australia

QF: Lesley Bowrey d. D Eastburn 6-0 6-3
QF: Jan O'Neill [5] d. Nerida Gregory 6-3 6-2
QF: Jan Wilton d. Jenny Walker 6-3 6-0
QF: Kay Hallam* d. K Leslie 6-0 7-5

SF: O'Neill [5] d Bowrey 6-4 7-5
SF: Hallam d Wilton 6-1 7-6

FI: Jan O'Neill [5] d Kay Hallam 6-4 6-2

DF: Lesley Bowrey/Jan O'Neill d Kay Hallam/Carol Zeeman 4-6 6-2 6-1

Note that the Aussie magazine of January 1977 lists Hallam as "Kay" and not "Kaye".
 

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Week of October 4-10

October 4-10 Talley Industries Phoenix Thunderbird International Phoenix, Arizona, US (Hard)

Prize money=$75,000 US

Singles (Draw=53)

1R: Billie Jean King [2]-bye
1R: Sue Mehmedbasich-bye
1R: Jeanne Evert d. Vicki Kerr (Aus) 6-2 6-1
1R: Kristien Shaw d. Marita Redondo [12] 6-4 6-3
1R: Trish Bostrom d. Lesley Hunt (Aus) [13] default
1R: Ceci Martinez d. Janet Newberry 6-3 6-4
1R: Kathy May d. Pam Whytcross (Aus) 6-3 6-1
1R: Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) [6]-bye

1R: Mona Guerrant [7]-bye
1R: Mary Hamm d. Maria Bueno (Bra) 6-1 2-6 6-1
1R: Marcie Louie d. Janice Metcalf 6-2 6-4
1R: Carrie Meyer [9] d. Stephanie Tolleson 7-5 4-6 7-5
1R: Cynthia Doerner (Aus) [15]-bye
1R: Laura Dupont d. Glynis Coles 3-6 6-4 6-4
1R: Mariana Simionescu (Rom) d. Sharon Walsh 6-4 7-5
1R: Martina Navratilova [3]-bye

1R: Virginia Wade (GB) [4]-bye
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d. Kathy Harter 3-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Wendy Overton d. Betsy Butler 4-6 6-3 6-1
1R: Betty Stove (Neth) [11] d. Betsy Nagelson 6-3 6-3
1R: Nancy Richey [5]-bye
1R: Joanne Russell d. Erin Dignam 6-0 6-1
1R: Jackie Fayter (GB) d. Elvira Weisenberger (Arg) 7-5 6-3
1R: Kathy Kuykendall [16] d. Wendy Turnbull (Aus) 6-3 6-3

1R: Terry Holladay [10] d. Lea Antonopolis 6-0 6-2
1R: Mimi Wikstedt (Swe) d. Bev Buckley 6-0 6-2
1R: Ilana Kloss (SA) d. Nancy Ornstein 6-1 6-0
1R: Francoise Durr (Fra) [8]-bye
1R: Linky Boshoff (SA) d. Ann Kiyomura [14] 6-3 3-6 6-2
1R: Mary Struthers-bye
1R: Bunny Bruning d. Julie Anthony 6-4 7-5
1R: Chris Evert [1]-bye

2R: King [2] d. Mehmedbasich 6-0 6-4
2R: Shaw d. J. Evert 6-3 6-4
2R: Bostrom d. Martinez 6-3 4-6 6-3
2R: Fromholtz [6] d. May 6-3 6-1
2R: Guerrant [7] d. Hamm 6-1 6-2
2R: Louie d. Meyer [9] 6-1 7-5
2R: Dupont d. Doerner [15] 6-4 6-3
2R: Navratilova [3] d. Simionescu 6-3 6-3

2R: Wade [4] d. Ziegenfuss 6-3 3-6 6-3
2R: Stove [11] d. Overton 6-4 6-2
2R: Russell d. Richey [5] default (injured hamstring)
2R: Kuykendall [16] d. Fayter 6-3 6-0
2R: Holladay [10] d. Wikstedt 6-3 6-2
2R: Kloss d. Durr [8] 1-6 7-5 6-3
2R: Boshoff d. Struthers 6-1 6-4
2R: Evert [1] d. Bruning 6-2 6-3

3R: King [2] d. Shaw 6-3 7-6 (5-3)
3R: Fromholtz [6] d. Bostrom 6-0 6-2
3R: Guerrant [7] d. Louie 6-4 6-3
3R: Navratilova [3] d. Dupont 6-3 6-1

3R: Stove [11] d. Wade [4] 3-6 7-6 (5-3) 6-2
3R: Russell d. Kuykendall [16] 3-6 6-3 6-3
3R: Holladay [10] d. Kloss 6-4 6-1
3R: Evert [1] d. Boshoff 6-1 6-0

QF: Fromholtz [6] d. King [2] 6-3 6-2
QF: Navratilova [3] d. Guerrant [7] 6-3 4-6 6-2
QF: Stove [11] d. Russell 6-4 6-2
QF: Evert [1] d. Holladay [10] 6-1 6-2

SF: Fromholtz [6] d. Navratilova [3] 1-6 6-3 7-5
SF: Evert [1] d. Stove [11] 7-6 (5-3) 6-4

FI: Chris Evert [1] d. Dianne Fromholtz [6] 6-1 7-5

3rd place: Stove d. Navratilova 8-4

Doubles

SF: King/Stove [3] d. Evert/Navratilova [1] 6-0 6-2
SF: Boshoff/Kloss [2] d. Guerrant/Kiyomura 6-3 1-6 6-3

FI: Billie Jean King/Betty Stove (Neth) [3] d. Linky Boshoff (SA)/Ilana Kloss (SA) [2] 6-2 6-1

Evert is still recovering from the right index finger pain that almost kept her out of the US Open. She gets it massaged for 15 minutes before every match in Phoenix.

Evert won the event as expected, but it was Billie Jean King who made the biggest news in announcing a comeback in singles. She had retired from singles after winning Wimbledon in 1975. Billie Jean had continued to play doubles at such a high level that she felt tempted to give singles another go. Dianne Fromholtz clobbered her in 40 minutes here, but King won her first round match and is encouraged enough to keep going.

Dianne proved her victory over King was no fluke by fighting all the way to the final, where the combination of Chris Evert and 95 degree heat proved too much. Chris won the 68 minute encounter in straight sets, but Di made a fight of it in the second set, leading 5-4 before Evert ran out the last 3 games.

It was another good week for powerful Betty Stove, who revenged herself on Virginia Wade, who was 3 points from victory in the 2nd set tiebreak.
Stove then pushed Evert in the semis, where she dropped serve only once in a close 7-6 6-4 loss.

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October 4-9 Pernod Open Women's Trophy of Bournemouth, Bournemouth, England (Indoors)

Singles (Draw=16)


1R: Michele Tyler d. Anthea Cooper 6-2 6-2
1R: Charlotte Leatham d. Clare Harrison 4-6 9-8 6-2
1R: Sue Mappin d. Deborah Jevans 6-3 6-2
1R: Diane Evers (Aus) d. Jo Durie 3-6 8-6 6-2

1R: Lindsey Beaven d. Annette Coe 6-1 6-3
1R: Corinne Molesworth d. Patti Hogan (US) 6-4 6-2
1R: Anne Hobbs d. Lindsay Blachford 6-3 6-1
1R: Lesley Charles d. Cathy Drury 6-4 6-0

QF: Tyler d. Leatham 6-4 6-3
QF: Mappin d. Evers 7-5 6-4
QF: Beaven d. Molesworth 6-1 6-2
QF: Hobbs d. Charles 3-6 7-5 6-3

SF: Tyler d. Mappin 4-6 6-1 6-4
SF: Beaven d. Hobbs 4-6 9-8 6-1

FI: Lindsey Beaven d. Michele Tyler 0-6 7-5 6-4

DF: Lesley Charles/Sue Mappin d Lindsey Beaven/Michele Tyler 6-2 6-0

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October 9-11 Western Australian State Hardcourt Chmps, Bruce Rock, Australia (Clay)

Singles (Draw=28)


FI: Mary Sawyer d Chris Matison 6-4 2-6 6-4

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October 9-11 BP-ADS Channel 7 Adelaide October Hardcourt Chmps, Adelaide, Australia (Clay)
Venue: Kensington Garden Reserve

Singles (Draw=at least 9)


1R: Jan O'Neill d. Heather Fenwick 6-0 6-0

QF: Di Berkinshaw d. Elizabeth Little 6-0 6-0
QF: L. Harrison d. P. Wride 6-2 6-2
QF: O'Neill d. Pam Wearne 6-0 6-0
QF: Raelene Henningsen d. J. Fenwick 7-5 6-4

SF: Berkinshaw d Harrison 6-7 6-4 6-4
SF: O'Neill d Henningsen 6-0 6-1

FI: Jan O'Neill d Di Berkinshaw 6-1 6-0

Jan Lehane O'Neill lost only 4 games in 4 matches to romp to the trophy.
 

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Week of October 11-17

Oct 12-16 World Invitational Tennis Classic Hilton Head, South Careolina, US (Clay)

Draw=4 (and 4 men competing for same top prize)

1R: Evonne Goolaogng d. Sue Barker 6-7 6-0 6-3
1R: Virginia Wade d. Martina Navratilova 6-4 3-6 6-0

FI: Evonne Goolagong d. Virginia Wade 6-3 6-4

DF: Sue Barker/Evonne Goolagong d. Martina Navratilova/Virginia Wade 6-4 4-6 6-3

MX: Martina Navratilova/Ilie Nastase d Sue Barker/Bjorn Borg 6-3 6-3


Bjorn Borg took the top prize of $40,000 US. Golagong was second, with prze money of $24,000 US.
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October 11-17 Madrid International , Madrid,Spain (Clay)

SF: Regina Marsikova d Virginia Ruzici 7-5 2-6 8-6

FI: Regina Marsikova d Monica Simmen 6-0 6-2

DF: Florenta Mihai/Virginia Ruzici d Regina Marsikova/Renata Tomanova 6-4 5-7 6-2
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October 11-16 Pernod Trophy Open Womens Open of Aberavon, Aberavon, Wales, UK (Indoors)

Draw=16

1R: Michele Tyler d Deborah Jevans 6-3 6-2
1R: Charlotte Leatham d Jo Durie 6-4 4-6 6-4
1R: Cathy Drury d Ellinore Lightbody 6-2 6-4
1R: Corinne Molesworth d Annette Coe 6-3 6-1
1R: Lesley Charles d Lindsay Blachford 7-5 4-6 6-4
1R: Dianne Evers d Lindsey Beaven 6-3 2-6 6-3
1R: Anthea Cooper d Clare Harrison 6-3 3-6 6-3
1R: Sue Mappin d Anne Hobbs 4-6 7-5 7-5

QF: Tyler d Leatham 6-3 6-0
QF: Molesworth d Drury 6-3 6-2
QF: Evers d Charles 6-4 7-6
QF: Mappin d Cooper 6-3 6-2

SF: Tyler d Molsworth 6-2 7-5
SF: Mappin d Evers 6-0 6-3

FI: Michele Tyler d Sue Mappin 6-1 6-3

DF: Dianne Evers/Corinne Molesworth d Lesley Charles/Sue Mappin 7-6 6-3

Junior Anthea Cooper literally lost her skirt during a rally. Stretching wide for a return the buttons of her skirt popped off and fell about her ankles. Undaunted, she played on, won the long rally, and the 1R match.
 

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Week of October 18-24

October 17-24 Colgate Inaugeral, Palm Springs, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Mission Hills Country Club

Prize money=$200,000 US*

Qualifying Draw=32 (4 rounds)

Q1: Betty Stove (Neth) [1] d. Ilana Kloss (SA) 6-0 6-2
Q1: Sharon Walsh d. Linda Thomas 6-3 6-2
Q1: Marcie Louie d. Ann Kiyomura 7-5 6-3
Q1: Val Ziegenfuss d. Laura Dupont 6-7 6-4 6-4
Q1: Mariana Simionescu (Rom) d. Kathy May 6-3 7-6
Q1: Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d. Mary Struthers 6-4 6-1
Q1: Janet Newberry d. Wendy Overton 3-6 6-2 6-1
Q1: Maria Bueno (Bra) d. Jackie Fayter (GB) 7-5 7-5

Q1: Betsy Nagelson d. Linky Boshoff (SA) 6-3 6-3
Q1: Cynthia Doerner (Aus) d. Janice Metcalf 6-2 6-4
Q1: Iris Riedel (Ger) d. Isabel Fernandez (Col) 7-6 7-5
Q1: Jeanne Evert d. Lesley Hunt (Aus) 3-6 7-5 7-5
Q1: Joanne Russell d. Lea Antonopolis 6-2 7-6
Q1: Kathy Kuykendall d. Rayni Fox 6-3 7-6
Q1: Kristien Shaw d. Glynis Coles (GB) 6-3 6-3
Q1: Julie Antohny d. Carrie Meyer [2] 6-4 6-4

Q2: Stove [1] d. Walsh 6-0 6-1
Q2: Ziegenfuss d. Louie 6-7 6-0 6-4
Q2: Turnbull d. Simionescu 6-1 6-2
Q2: Bueno d. Newberry 7-6 3-6 7-6

Q2: Nalgeson d. Doerner 6-2 6-4
Q2: Riedel d. J. Evert 6-2 6-1
Q2: Russell d. Kuykendall 6-2 6-4
Q2: Anthony d. Shaw 6-3 6-4

Q3: Stove [1] d. Ziegenfuss 6-4 3-6 7-6
Q3: Turnbull d. Bueno 6-2 6-0
Q3: Ridel d. Nagelson 3-6 6-1 6-1
Q3: Anthony d. Russell 6-2 7-6

Q4: Stove [1] d. Turnbull 6-4 7-5
Q4: Anthony d. Riedel 6-2 6-3

Main Draw=16

1R: Chris Evert[1] d. Rosie Casals 6-1 6-0
1R: Nancy Richey d. Kerry Reid 7-5 6-1
1R: Betty Stove (Neth) [Q] d. Mima Jausovec (Yug) 6-2 6-0
1R: Virginia Wade (GB) [4] d. Mona Guerrant 7-6 (5-2) 6-2

1R: Martina Navratilova [3] d. Sue Barker (GB) 6-3 6-2
1R: Francoise Durr (Fra) d. Julie Anthony [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R: Terry Hollday d. Marita Redondo 6-2 6-0
1R: Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) d. Billie Jean King [2] 6-2 6-4

QF: Evert [1] d. Richey 6-4 6-1
QF: Wade [4] d. Stove [Q] 6-7 (4-5) 7-6 (5-4) 6-1
QF: Durr d. Navratilova [3] 6-1 6-1
QF: Holladay d. Fromholtz 6-3 1-6 6-3

SF: Evert [1] d. Wade [4] 6-1 6-4
SF: Durr d. Holladay 7-6 (5-2) 6-3

FI: Chris Evert [1] d. Francoise Durr 6-1 6-2

DF: Chris Evert/Martina Navratilova [2] d. Billie Jean King/Betty Stove (Neth) [1] 6-2 6-4

Richest event in women's tennis history celebrates the start of Colgate's sponsorship on a world tour for women with it's own series championships, a first for women's tennis, as the Slims tour has been based exclusively in the US. There was a qualifying draw of 32 for 2 spots! The qualy event had prize money of $35,000, a good chunk of change in 1976.

All the top 20 are here except for world #2 Evonne Goolagong (pregnant) and Olga Morozova (#8) and Natasha Chmyreva (#12), who are not allowed out of the Soviet Union due to politics.

Betty Stove is angry that she is forced to play qualifying. One can hardly blame her, for in the fall events she has beaten the likes of Virginia Wade, Martina Navratilova, and Margaret Court. The organizers seeded Billie Jean King at #2, citing her play in the Federation Cup. She had the bad luck to draw Aussie Dianne Fromholtz, who beat her in straight sets just as she had in Phoenix.

Stove and Wade have provided the rivalry of the fall. Each has a win, with both matches being corkers. Their quarterfinals match here was by far the match of the week. Stove won the first set on sudden death point in the tiebreak. She then held 4 match points in set two, which ended on sudden death point again. At 4-2 in the tiebreak Betty barely missed a lob and then hit into the net. A deflated Stove offered little resistance as Wade won again after dodging match points. The drama had lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes. For Stove it was her 6th match in 6 days.

Francoise Durr came through the King-Fromholtz section by beating Fromholtz in the quarters. She couldn't believe hiw easily she won her semiover Navatilova, who failed to hold serve once in a 6-1 6-1 route. "I'm still in shock" Durr declared in her deliciously French accented English. The clever tactician had Martina on the ropes at Wimbledon (where she had match point) but had let her off the hook. Navratilova was in tears afterwards but gave Frankie credit.

Perhaps the ungodly start time had affected Navratilova. Due to rain the day before Evert and Durr have to win morning semi matches starting at 8:30 before the afternoon televised final, contested in 98 degree heat. Post match comments after Chris crushed Francoise:

Chris:"This is the best first set I've had in over a year. Everything was going right. I've never lost to Frankie and I have such a streak going on, I just keep winning."

Durr: "She's playing tougher because she's hitting the ball harder." She went on with, "She's just too good. It's matter of winning points, not the game with Chris."

When Chris wins the doubles with Martina it pushed her over the 1 million dollar mark, a landmark record for a female athlete.

*Dolan has $213,000 as prize money.

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October 18-24 Spanish Open (Count of Godo) Barcelona, Spain (Clay)

2R: Renata Tomanova d Marjorie Blackwood 6-3 6-0
2R: Nathalie Fuchs d C Hernandez 6-2 4-6 6-0
2R: Elly Vessies d Carmen Perea 6-4 6-3
2R: Florenta Mihai d Petra Delhees 6-2 6-3

2R: Regina Marsikova d Michele Boulle Rodriguez 6-2 6-0
2R: Sabina Simmonds d Sally Greer 6-2 5-7 7-5
2R: Michele Gurdal d Antonella Rosa 6-4 6-4
2R: Virginia Ruzici d Maria Nasuelli 8-10 7-5 6-1

QF: Tomanova d Fuchs 6-2 6-3
QF: Vessies d Mihai 6-2 6-1
QF: Marsikova d Simmonds 6-2 5-7 7-5
QF: Ruzici d Gurdal 7-5 6-3

SF: Ruzici d. Marsikova 7-5 6-2
SF: Tomanova d. Vessies 6-2 6-1

FI: Renata Tomanova d. Virginia Ruzici 3-6 6-4 6-2

DF: Florenta Mihai/Virginia Ruzici d. Nathalie Fuchs/Michele Gurdal 6-2 6-4
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October 24, South Coast Championships, Southport, Queensland, Australia

FI: S. Poll d. S. Quinnell 6-4 6-4
 

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Week Of October 25-31

October 25-30 Slazenger Torquay Open Torquay UK (Indoors)
Venue: The Palace Hotel

Singles (Draw=33 or 34)

1R: Debbie Jevans d. J Matthews 6-1 5-7 6-2
1R: Annette Coe d. Sue Imhof 6-3 6-3

2R: Sue Barker d. Jane Charlton 6-3 6-1
2R: Anthea Cooper d. Kate Brasher 6-4 6-2
2R: Anne Hobbs d. Charlotte Bastin 6-2 6-2
2R: Jo Durie d. R Lewis 6-2 6-2
2R: Sue Mappin d. Suzanne Bakewell 6-1 6-0
2R: Fiona Moffit d. Kate Glancy 6-3 6-3
2R: Jevans d. ???? [may=1R result]
2R: Lindsey Beaven d. Penny Moor 6-4 6-4


2R: Lesley Charles d. Clare Harrison 7-5 6-1
2R: Julia Lloyd d. Coe 7-6 6-7 6-4
2R: Linda Mottram d. Lindsay Blachford 6-4 6-2
2R: Pat Roberts d. Elizabeth Lightbody 6-2 6-4
2R: Belinda Thompson d. Cathy Drury 6-3 6-2
2R: Winnie Wooldridge d. ????
2R: Charlotte Leatham d. A Trip 6-1 6-3
2R: Michele Tyler d. D Morgan 6-2 6-1

3R: Barker d. Cooper 6-1 6-1
3R: Hobbs d. Durie 7-5 0-1 retired
3R: Mappin d. Moffitt 7-6 6-4
3R: Beaven d. Jevans 6-3 6-3

3R: Charles d. Lloyd 6-3 6-3
3R: Mottram d. Roberts 6-1 6-1
3R: Thompson d. Wooldridge 6-3 7-5
3R: Tyler d. Leatham 6-2 6-3

QF: Barker d Hobbs 6-3 6-3
QF: Mappin d Beaven 3-6 6-3 6-4
QF: Charles d Mottram 7-6 1-6 6-3
QF: Tyler d Thompson 6-3 6-3

SF: Barker d Mappin 7-5 6-4
SF: Tyler d Charles 6-2 5-7 6-1

FI: Sue Barker d. Michelle Tyler 6-4 6-2

DF: Ann Jones/Winnie Wooldridge d. Charles/Mappin 6-3 7-5

Barker collects a whopping 50 British pounds for taking the title here. Contrast that with with the $1,750 she won for being a first round loser at the Colgate Inaugural the previous week!
 

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Week of November 1-7

November 1-6 Dewar Cup Finals, London, England, (Indoors on Uniturf)
Venue: Sobell Sports Centre and Royal Albert Hall

Prize money=$135,000 US* (combined total for men and women)

Qualifying

Q1: Linda Mottram d. Lindsay Blachford 6-0 6-1
Q1: Penny Moor d. Veronica Burton 6-3 6-2
Q1: Annette Coe d. Sue Stap 1-6 1-3 retired
Q1: Sue Mappin d. Nathalie Fuchs (Fra) 6-3 6-1

Q2: Mottram d Moor 6-1 6-2
Q2: Belinda Thompson d Coe 6-2 6-2
Q2: Mappin d. Florence Guedy 6-1 6-2
Q2: Lindsey Beaven d. Lesley Charles 6-4 6-3

Q3: Mottram d Thompson 6-4 6-0
Q3: Beaven d Mappin 5-7 6-2 6-2

Main Draw=16

1R: Chris Evert (US) [1] d. Linda Mottram [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Florenta Mihai (Rom) d. Lindsey Beaven [Q] 6-2 0-6 6-2
1R: Glynis Coles d. Michele Tyler [WC] 6-4 6-2
1R: Rosie Casals (US) [3] d. Jackie Fayter 6-4 6-3

1R: Sue Barker [4] d. Ann Kiyomura (US) 6-4 6-2
1R: Betsy Nagelson (US) d. Sharon Walsh (US) 6-3 6-1
1R: Betty Stove (Neth) d. Renata Tomanova (Cz) 6-0 6-1
1R: Virginia Wade (GB) [2] d. Virginia Ruzici (Rom) 6-2 6-4

QF: Evert [1] d. Mihai 6-4 6-0
QF: Casals [3] d. Coles 6-1 6-7 6-0
QF: Barker [4] d. Nagelson 6-3 6-3
QF: Wade [2] d. Stove 6-0 6-1

SF: Evert [1] d. Casals [3] 6-3 6-0
SF: Wade [2] d. Barker [4] 2-6 6-3 6-4

FI: Virginia Wade [2] d. Chris Evert (U) [1] 6-2 6-2

DF: Betty Stove/Virginia Wade d. Rosie Casals (US)/Chris Evert (US) 6-3 2-6 6-3

Wade scores a major upset over the world #1 with an overhead smash on match point. Uncharacteristically Chris Evert cooked her own goose by repeatedly making errors on the fast synthetic carpet. "I just didn't have it tonight", she said. "I was not felling anything at all. I made about 5 percent of my passing shots tonight instead of my 95 percent. I reckon I get that way about two or three times a year."

This was Evert's only defeat since April when she lost the Slims Championships to Evonne Goolagong. Evert only lost 4 times all year.

*Per Dolan the prize money=$127,000

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November 1-6 Japan Open Tokyo, Japan (Clay)
Venue: Denen Colesium

Prize money=$100,000 US (combined total for men and women)

1R: Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d. Ai Iida 6-1 6-4

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FI: Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d. Michele Gurdal (Bel) 6-1 6-1

Doubles won by Michele Gurdal (Bel)/Naoko Sato

The finals were played on a court made wet by an off and off light rain.
 

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Week of November 8-14

November 11-13 Wightman Cup, London, UK (Indoors) United States d. Great Britain 5-2
Venue: The Cystal Palace

Day 1
Chris Evert (US) d Virginia Wade 6-2 3-6 6-3
Sue Barker d Rosie Casals (US) 1-6 6-3 6-2

Day 2
Terry Hollday (US) d Gylnis Coles 3-6 6-1 6-4
Rosie Casals/Chris Evert (US) d Sue Barker/Virginia Wade 6-0 5-7 6-1

Day 3
Virginia Wade d. Rosie Casals (US) 3-6 9-7 retired
Chris Evert (US) d. Sue Barker 2-6 6-2 6-2
Mona Guerrant/Ann Kiyomura (US) d. Lesley Charles/Sue Mappin 6-2 8-6

6 of the 7 matches went to 3 sets as the US gains revenge for losing the Cup two years running. Terry Hollday filled in admirably for an injured Bilie Jean King. Billie Jean will be out of commission for 6 weeks due to a knee surgery she had on November 9. King' was encouraged enough by her fall results to seek a comeback in singles for 1977.

Casals had two match points vs Wade. The fiery Virginia saved both with down the line backhand passes. An already hobbled Rosie (she was getting injections for a strained calf muscle)
then went over on an ankle while chasing a wide forehand, forcing her to retire. Rosie left the court in tears.

The Crystal Palace indoor courts were much slower than those at Albert Hall.

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Circa October 31-November 13, Southern Transvaal Championships, Johannesburg, South Africa (Hard)
Venue: Ellis Park

FI: Yvonne Vermaak d. Tanya Harford 6-2 6-4

DF: Annette du Plooy/Mynie van Zyl d. Brenda Dimitriou/Gwen Sammel 6-3 6-2
 

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Week of November 15-21

began November 19 South American and Argentine Open Buenos Aires, Argentina (Clay)

1R: Janet Newberry d Liliana Guisiani 6-4 6-4
1R: Laura Dupont [2] d Ana Maria Pinto-Bravo (Chile) 6-2 6-4

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FI: Laura Dupont [2] d. Beatriz Araujo 6-1 6-2

Dates for the men's event were November 22-28. Clearly the women's event was earlier, as Dupont won trhe South African Open the next week.

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ends November 21, Victorian Hard Court Championships, Melbourne, Australia (Clay)

FI: Pam Whytcross d. Kym Ruddell 4-6 6-4 6-1
 

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November 22-29 South African Breweries Open Johannesburg, South Afrca (Hard)
Venue: Ellis Park

Draw=32

1R: Ilana Kloss d Lesley Hunt [1] 6-3 3-6 6-2
1R: Lesley Charles d Liz Vlotman 6-2 7-6
1R: Brigitte Cuypers [5] d Rowena Whitehouse 6-3 3-6 6-1
1R: Ingrid Bentzer d Alison McMillan 7-6 0-6 6-3
1R: Annette DuPlooy [6] d Nathalie Fuchs 6-3 6-4
1R: Brenda Kirk Dimitrou d Jackie Fayter 6-1 6-3
1R: Glynis Coles d Sue Mappin 6-4 6-3
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d Linky Boshoff [3] 6-4 0-6 7-5

1R: Greer Stevens [4] d N Kruger 7-5 6-3
1R: Tanya Harford d Yvonne Vermaak 6-1 7-6
1R: Wilma Smith d Marcie Louie [7] 6-1 6-1
1R: Laura Dupont d M. Smith 6-3 6-2
1R: Marise Kruger [8] d Katja Ebbinghaus 6-3 6-3
1R: Heidi Eisterlehner d Betsy Nagelson 2-6 6-1 6-4
1R: Stephanie Tolleson d Sally Greer 6-1 2-6 6-4
1R: Marianne Brummer Botha d Cynthia Doerner [2] 6-7 6-3 6-2

2R: Charles d Kloss 7-6 7-5
2R: Cuypers [5] d Bentzer 6-3 6-2
2R: Duplooy [6] d Dimitrou 6-7 7-5 6-3
2R: Coles d Ziegenfuss 7-6 6-4

2R: Harford d Stevens [4] 6-3 6-3
2R: Dupont d Smit 6-2 6-1
2R: Eisterlehner d Kruger [8] 6-3 6-7 6-4
2R: Tolleson d Botha 6-3 6-2

QF: Cuypers [5] d Charles 4-6 6-3 8-6
QF: DuPlooy [6] d Coles 6-2 6-4
QF: Dupont d Harford 6-4 6-2
QF: Eisterlehner d Tolleson 6-3 6-3

SF: Cuypers [5] d. DuPlooy [6] 4-6 6-3 6-3
SF: Dupont d. Eisterlehner 6-0 6-1


FI: Brigitte Cuypers [5] d Laura Dupont 6-7 6-4 6-1

Doubles

SF: Dupont/Ziegenfuss d Boshoff/Kloss 6-3 3-6 6-3
SF: Vermaak/Vlotman d Cuypers/DuPlooy 6-3 6-3

FI: Laura Dupont/Val Ziegenfuss d Yvonne Vermaak/Liz Vlotman 6-1 6-4

MX: Betsy Nagleson/Bob Hewitt d Anette DuPlooy/Dean Joubert 6-2 7-6


Wild happenings in the 1R, with all 3 top seeds crashing out, Boshoff blew 3 match points at 5-0 40-0 in the third vs. Val Ziegenfuss, who caused a stir by playing "with a grossly oversized racquet". Cuypers wins $US 5,000.
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November 28, Australian Hardcourt Championships, Sydney

FI: Dianne Fromholtz d. Leanne Harrison 6-1 6-0
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November 25-28 Gunze Classic Kobe and Tokyo, Japan (Indoors)

Draw=8

1R: Chris Evert d Renata Tomanova 6-0 6-2
1R: Rosie Casals d Ann Kiyomura 6-1 6-2
1R: Sue Barker d Francoise Durr 6-4 7-5
1R: Martina Navratilova d Jeanne Evert 6-0 6-4

SF: Evert d Casals 6-3 6-1
SF: Barker d Navratilova 2-6 6-3 6-2

FI: Chris Evert d Sue Barker 6-2 7-6


Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Sue Barker/Ann Kiyomura d Chris Evert/Martina Navratilova 7-6 7-6
1R: Rosie Casals/Francoise Durr d Jeanne Evert/Renata Tomanova ????

FI: Sue Barker/Ann Kiyomura d. Rosie Casals/Francoise Durr 4-6 6-3 6-1

First prize is $15,000 US

Evert said she was not going to play in Australia as "I'd like to spend Christmas holidays with my family."
 

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November 29-December 5 Colgate Sydney Open Sydney, Australia (Grass)

Prize money=$1oo,000 US

Draw=32

1R: Martina Navratilova [2] d Marcie Louie 7-5 6-3
1R: Ilana Kloss d Nerida Gregory 7-6 7-5
1R: Terry Holladay d Rayni Fox 6-1 6-2
1R: Margaret Court d Bunny Bruning 6-3 6-4
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d Helga Masthoff 6-4 7-6
1R: Sue Barker d Janet Newberry 6-1 6-3
1R: Joanne Russell d Virginia Ruzici 7-6 6-3
1R: Dianne Fromholtz d Wendy Overton 6-3 6-0

1R: Kerry Melville Reid d Renata Tomanova 6-3 6-3
1R: Cynthia Doerner d Brigitte Cuypers 6-7 6-1 6-3
1R: Wendy Turnbull d Francoise Durr 2-6 7-5 6-0
1R: Marise Kruger d Ingrid Bentzer 6-4 6-0
1R: Pat Bostrom d Maria Bueno 6-2 6-2
1R: Betty Stove d Ann Kiyomura 5-7 7-5 6-2
1R: Greer Stevens d Lesley Hunt 6-2 6-1
1R: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Linky Boshoff 6-0 6-1

2R: Navratilova [2] d Kloss 6-2 6-4
2R: Court d Holladay 2-6 6-3 6-0
2R: Barker d Ziegenfuss 6-2 6-1
2R: Fromholtz d Russell 6-3 7-6

2R: Reid d Doerner 6-4 6-1
2R: Kruger d Turnbull 6-3 6-7 6-4
2R: Stove d Bostrom 6-1 6-2
2R: Goolagong [2] d Stevens 6-4 6-1

QF: Navratilova [2] d Court 6-3 6-4
QF: Fromholtz d Barker 6-3 6-4
QF: Reid d Kruger 6-2 6-1
QF: Stove d Goolagong [1] 7-6 (13-11) 6-4

SF: Navratilova [2] d Fromholtz 7-6 6-3
SF: Stove d Reid 7-6 2-6 6-3

FI: Martina Navratilova [2] d Betty Stove 7-5 6-2

Doubles

SF: Durr/Kiyomura d Boshoff/Kloss 6-3 6-2
SF: Navratilova/Stove d Goolagong/Gourlay 6-2 6-1

FI: Martina Navratilova/Betty Stove d Francoise Durr/Ann Kiyomura 6-3 7-5

Evonne Goolagong agrees to forgo using her married name of Cawley in order to help promote the event. Margaret Court's comeback is halted in part due to bad leg, which she injures during an early round doubles match. Court had won her 2R singles by taking 11 straight games from 1-3 in the second set.

Navratilova wins $22,000 for the title-her first in months.

Wimbledon and the WTA announce a compromise agreement on prize money. The women's prize money for 1976 will be 80 percent of the men's. The women's purse for 1976 was $261.998 US. For 1977 it wil be $360,335. The women had threatened to boycott the Championships.
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Ends December 6 South Australian LawnTennis Championships, Adelaide, Dec 6 (Grass)

Draw=24

1R: Chris O'Neill-bye
1R: Keryn Pratt d P Wride 6-4 6-2
1R: Ei Murata (Jpm) d M Stewart 6-2 6-2
1R: Jenny Fenwick-bye
1R: Leanne Harrison-bye
1R: Pam Wearne d Julie Peters 6-0 6-3
1R: Elizabeth Little d Miyomko Sugiwara (Jpn) 6-0 6-2
1R: Danielle Marzano (Ity)-bye

1R: Dianne Berkinshaw-bye
1R: Janet Campbell d C McWaite 6-0 6-0
1R: Sharon Thompson d Wendy Pearson 6-1 6-2
1R: Wendy Paish-bye
1R: Rosalyn McCann-bye
1R: Kerry Neill d G Schipanski 6-3 1-6 8-6
1R: Merilyn Robinson d Helen Rice 6-3 6-0
1R: Nerida Gregory-bye

2R: O'Neil d. Pratt 6-1 6-3
2R: Fenwick d. Murata 6-2 6-4
2R: Harrison d. Wearne 6-3 6-2
2R: Marzano d Little 6-2 6-4

2R: Berkinshaw d. Campbell 6-0 6-0
2R: Paish d Thompson 6-3 6-0
2R: McCann d Neill 6-4 6-3
2R: Gregory d Robinson 7-5 7-5

QF: O'Neil d. Fenwick 6-4 7-5
QF: Harrison d. Marzano 6-4 6-2
QF: Paish d. Berkinshaw 6-3 5-7 6-4
QF: Gregory d. McCann 6-2 6-2

SF: O'Neill d. Harrison 6-2 6-0
SF: Gregory d. Paish 6-3 2-6 6-2

FI: Chris O'Neill d. Nerida Gregory 3-6 6-4 6-0.

DF: Nerida Gregory/McCann d. E Little/Keryn Pratt 6-3 6-2
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December 5, Queensland Hard Court Championships, Redcliffe, Australia

FI: Marilyn Tesch d. Janet Fallis 3-6 6-2 6-0
 

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Week of December 6-12


December 6-12 Toyota Colgate Championships, Melbourne, Australia (Grass)

Prize money=$50,000 US

Draw=32

1R: Dianne Fromholtz [1] d Ann Kiyomura 6-3 6-3
1R: Renata Tomanova d Virginia Ruzici 6-1 7-5
1R: Ilana Kloss d Michele Gurdal 7-5 6-4
1R: Terry Holladay d Marcie Louie 7-6 6-3
1R: Sue Barker d Wendy Overton 6-4 6-2
1R: Brigitte Cuypers d Cynthia Doerner 1-6 7-5 9-7
1R: Helen Gourlay d Heidi Eisterlehner 6-1 6-1
1R: Francoise Durr d Katja Ebbinghaus 7-5 6-4

1R: Margaret Smith Court d Lesley Turner Bowrey [Q] 6-7 7-5 6-3
1R: Joanne Russell d Helga Masthoff 6-1 6-1
1R: Kerry Melville Reid d Wendy Turnbull 1-6 6-4 6-2
1R: Marise Kruger d Ingrid Bentzer 6-2 6-3
1R: Janet Newberry d Bunny Bruning 7-6 6-1
1R: Linky Boshoff d Greer Stevens 3-6 6-2 6-4
1R: Val Ziegenfuss d Jenny Wilton 6-4 7-6
1R: Betty Stove d Maria Bueno 6-1 6-7 6-3

2R: Fromholtz [1] d Tomanova 3-6 6-4 6-2
2R: Kloss d Hollday 6-4 6-4
2R: Barker d Cuypers 2-6 6-2 6-3
2R: Durr d Gourlay 6-2 6-1

2R: Court d Russell 6-2 6-3
2R: Reid d Kruger 6-2 6-2
2R: Newberry d Boshoff 6-2 2-6 7-5
2R: Stove d Ziegenfuss 6-0 4-6 6-0

QF: Fromholtz [1] d Kloss 6-4 3-6 8-6
QF: Barker d Durr 6-3 4-6 6-3
QF: Court d Reid 7-6 6-2
QF: Stove d Newberry 6-2 6-1

SF: Barker d Fromholtz [1] 6-4 1-6 6-4
SF: Court d Stove 6-4 7-5

FI: Margaret Court d Sue Barker 6-2 6-2

Doubles

SF: Court/Stove d Doerner/Turnbull 6-1 6-2
SF: Boshoff/Kloss d Reid/Stevens 6-7 6-2 6-4

FI: Margaret Court/Betty Stove d Linky Boshoff/Ilana Kloss 6-2 6-4


Court returns again, by winning here she keeps a record of having won an event every year since 1960. Oddly enough her closest match is the 1R, where she encounters old rival Lesley Turner Bowrey-they toured together in 1961! Lesley had the poor luck of having to qualify. Her match vs Court was her second, having qualified in a straight sets win earlier in the day. Tired as Bowrey must have been her opponent also was worn out. Court later got treatment for cramps from an English faith healer.

Betty Stove layed into Court after losing their semifinal. Betty said Court questioned too many calls and took too much time during changeovers. "One I had enough time to take a shower", the Dutch woman opined. Stove added she had to play three opponents, "myself, Margaret, and the Lord. And I thought he was supposed to be help to us all." Clearly the swipe was aimed at Court's increasingly open religious views.

there were 15 service breaks in the 39 games of Fromholtz-Kloss QF encounter.
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December 6-12 United Airlines Aloha Classic of Kauai, Lihue, Kauai,Hawaii,US (Hard)

Prize money=$20,000

Draw=32

1R: Carrie Meyer d Robin Kahn 5-7 6-1 6-2
1R: Ceci Martinez d Joni Mobs 6-4 3-6 6-2
1R: Karen Krantzcke d Barbara Hambridge 7-5 3-6 6-3
1R: Mimi Wikstedt d Liane Marquez 6-1 6-2
1R: Renee Richards d Arlene Karasick 6-1 6-2
1R: Kate Latham d Linda Thomas 6-2 2-6 6-1
1R: Nancy Ornstein d Barbara Brankovska 6-1 6-4
1R: Mary Hamm d Donna Stockton 6-2 4-6 6-2

1R: Kathy Kukkendall d Chris Werner 7-5 6-4
1R: Helle Viragh d Val Franta 6-2 6-2
1R: Elvira Weisneberger d Sheila La Perle 6-0 6-1
1R: Cathy Beene d Sue Stap 7-5 6-4
1R: Sue Mehmedbasich d Paula Smith 6-3 6-4
1R: Karen Susman d Maricaye Christensen 6-0 6-4
1R: Pauline Peled d Sharon Walsh 6-3 6-3
1R: Mary Struthers d Bettyann Stuart 7-6 7-6

2R: Meyer d Martinez 6-2 6-7 6-3
2R: Krantzcke d Wikstedt 6-2 6-7 6-3
2R: Richards d Latham 7-5 6-3
2R: Hamm d Ornstein 3-6 6-0 6-1

2R: Kuykendall d Viragh 6-1 6-0
2R: Beene d Weisenberger 7-6 5-7 6-2
2R: Susman d Mehmedbasich 6-2 7-6
2R: Struthers d Peled 7-6 7-5

QF: Krantzcke d Meyer 6-3 6-3
QF: Richards d Hamm 6-2 3-6 6-4
QF: Kuykendall d Beene 6-1 6-2
QF: Struthers d Susman 6-3 3-6 6-3

SF: Richards d. Krantzcke 1-1 retired.
SF: Kuykendall d. Struthers 6-4 1-6 6-3

FI: Renee Ricahrds d. Kathy Kuykendall 6-1 6-4

DF: Renne Richards/Bettyann Stuart d. Sue Medmedbasich/Mimi Wikstedt 6-3 6-2

This mini-tour in Hawaii was put together by Gladys Heldman. When the WTA refused to sanction the event because of the entry of transexual Renee Richards Heldman went on without a sanction. Thus neither event counted the computer rankings.

Aussie Karen Krantzcke walks off court in protest after only two games in the semis vs Richards. The New York Times, however, cites her wrist injury. Karen had wrist surgery 14 months ago.
 

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December 13-19 United Airlines Classic of Kona, Kona, Hawaii, US (Hard)

Prize money=$20,000

Draw=32

1R: Renee Richards d Maricaye Christensen 6-2 6-2
1R: Pauline Peled d Nancy Ornstein 6-2 6-4
1R: Donna Stockton d Val Franta 6-1 7-5
1R: Bettyann Stuart d Mary Hamm 6-3 6-1
1R: Carrie Meyer d Paula Smith 6-3 6-0
1R: Mary Ann Beattie d Ceci Martinez 6-1 1-6 6-2
1R: Linda Thomas d Mimi Arnold 6-1 6-2
1R: Cathy Beene d Liane Marquez 6-1 3-6 6-4

1R: Kathy Kuykendall d Robin Kahn 6-0 6-3
1R: Barbara Hambridge d Sheila la Perle 2-6 6-2 6-1
1R: Sue Mehmedbasich d Mimi Wikstedt 6-0 6-1
1R: Kate Latham d Toni Moss 6-4 6-0
1R: Mary Struthers d Sue Stap 6-3 6-2
1R: Elvira Weisenberger d Helle Viragh 6-4 6-3
1R: Sharon Walsh d Karen Krantzcke 6-0 6-0
1R: Karen Susman d Barbara Brankovska (Can) 6-0 6-0

2R: Richards d Peled 6-1 6-1
2R: Stuart d Stockton 6-0 6-3
2R: Meyer d Beattie 3-6 6-4 6-4
2R: Thomas d Beene 6-4 6-0

2R: Hambridge d Kuykendall 4-6 6-1 6-3
2R: Latham d Mehmedbasich 1-6 7-6 6-1
2R: Struthers d Weisenberger 6-1 6-4
2R: Susman d Walsh 6-2 4-6 6-4

QF: Richards d Stuart 6-1 6-4
QF: Thomas d Meyer 6-1 6-3
QF: Latham d Hambridge* 6-2 6-0
QF: Susman d Struthers* 6-1 7-6

SF: Richards d. Thomas 6-1 6-4
SF:Susman d. Latham 6-3 6-4

FI: Karen Susman d. Renee Richards [1] 4-6 6-4 6-2

Doubles

SF: Richards/Stuart d Hamm/Thomas 6-1 6-3
SF: Beattie/Martinez d Mehmedbasich/Wikstedt 6-1 6-7 7-5

FI: Mary Ann Beattie/Ceci Martinez d. Renee Richards/Bettyann Stuart 6-2 6-1

Draw note: World Tennis has QF scores of Latham d Struthers 6-2 6-0 and Susman d Walsh 6-1 7-6. If the second round results from WT are correct the QF's must be incorrect. We need to somehow independently verify the results.

1962 Wimbledon Champ Karen Susman upsets Richards. Renee is still battling the WTA over a chromosome test that determines gender. The two Hawain events were organized by Gladys Heldman but not recognized by the WTA due to their disagreement over l'affair Richards. "I have the opportunity ... to show them [people] that transexuals are not off the wall, that I'm not a three headed monster." A player poll on Renee resulted in 8 being in favor of allowing her on tour, 17 no, and 6 abstaining.

Susman won by serving and volleying as the 42 yearold Richards tired. Renee's serve (she uncorked aces galore) prompted talk she might wreak havoc on the women's tour and be followed by younger, stronger transexuals lured by the possibility of big bucks.

Dennis van Der Meer on Renee after seeing the final: "She'd beat everybody but Chrissie because nobody would break her serve....but once the ball is in play, they're better. Billie jean hits harder, karen volleys much better, Chrissie has better ground strokes, and god knows, Renee is no gazelle out there."

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December18-21 World Mixed Doubles Title, Dallas, Tex (Indoors)

Draw=8 teams

Prize money= $80,000

1R: Ilana Kloss/Cliff Drysdale d Virginia Wade/Cliff Richey 6-4 6-4
1R: Betty Stove/Frew McMillan d Martina Navratilova/Vitus Gerulaitus 6-7 6-3 7-6*

SF: Casals/Stockton d Francoise Durr/Sherwood Stewert 7-6 6-4
SF: Stove/McMillan d Kloss/Drydale 6-2 6-3

FI Rosie Casals/Dick Stockton d. Betty Stove/Frew McMillan 4-6 7-6 6-7 6-2 7-6

Score from the NYT, which has Navratilova/Gerulaitus as winner. I have reversed the winners.
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ends December 18 Western Australian Open Perth, Australaia (Grass)

FI: Wendy Turnbull d Renata Tomanova 6-3 6-4
 

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Week of December 20-26


ended December 26, Manly Seaside Championships Sydney, Australia (Grass)

FI: Dianne Fromholtz d. Heidi Eisterlehner (Ger) 6-7 6-2 7-5

Doubles not played.

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December 31, City of Perth Championships, Australia

FI: S. Mack d. Kerryl Chute 3-6 6-3 6-3
 
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