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October 1-7 US Indoors Minneapolis, US (Indoors on Carpet)
Venue: The Met Centre

Prize money= $100,000 US
Part of the Colgate Series

Main Draw=32

1R: Martina Navratilova [1] d Dana Gilbert [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Mary Carillo [Q] d Julie Anthony 7-6 7-5
1R: Ann Kiyomura d Marise Kruger 7-5 6-7 6-0
1R: Wendy Turnbull [7] d Glynis Coles[Q] 6-0 6-2
1R: Billie Jean King[ 3] d Terry Holladay 6-2 6-4
1R: Greer Stevens d Rosie Casals 6-3 6-0
1R: Lele Forood d Caroline Stoll 6-2 6-1
1R: Dianne Fromholtz[ 5] d Pam Shriver 6-7 7-6 6-2

1R: Virginia Wade[6] d Yvonne Vermaak [Q] 6-4 7-6
1R: Bettyann Stuart d Sherry Acker 7-6 6-2
1R: Betty Stove d Mima Jausovec 6-3 6-4
1R: Evonne Goolagong [4] d Renee Richards 6-4 6-2
1R: Kerry Reid [8] d Sylvia Hanika 6-4 6-2
1R: Anne Smith d Carrie Meyer 6-4 2-6 6-3
1R: Stacy Margolin d Ilana Kloss 6-4 6-2
1R: Tracy Austin [2] d Barbara Potter 6-1 6-3

2R: Navratilova [1] d Carillo [Q] 6-2 6-4
2R: Kiyomura d Turnbull [7] 6-3 7-6
2R: King [3] d Stevens 6-4 6-1
2R: Fromholtz [5] d Forood 6-3 6-4

2R: Wade [6] d Stuart 6-1 6-2
2R: Goolagong [4] d Stove 6-3 7-6
2R: Reid[8] d Smith 5-7 6-3 6-4
2R: Austin[ 2] d Margolin 6-2 6-3

QF: Navratilova [1] d Kiyomura 3-6 6-1 6-2
QF: Fromholtz [5] d King[ 3] 6-2 2-6 6-1
QF: Goolagong [4] d Wade[ 6] 6-4 6-4
QF: Austin [2] d Reid [8] 6-1 6-3

SF: Fromholtz [5] d Navratilova [1] 1-6 6-3 6-1
SF: Goolagong [4] d Austin [2] 7-6 6-0

FI: Evonne Goolagong [4] d Dianne Fromholtz[5] 6-3 6-4

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Stove/Turnbull [1] d Acker/Forood 6-1 6-2
1R: Janet Newberry/Stevens d Fromholtz/Kruger 6-4 6-4
1R: Kiyomura/A Smith [4] d Reid/Wade 6-3 6-1
1R: Anthony/Sharon Walsh d Hanika/Jausovec 3-6 6-3 6-4

1R: Diane Desfor/Paula Smith d Potter/Kym Ruddell 4-6 7-6 6-2
1R: Kloss/Stuart [3] d Richards/Lucia Romanov 6-3 6-2
1R: Renee Blount/Vermaak d Rayni Fox/Tanya Harford 6-0 6-1
1R: King/Navratilova [1] d Casals/Shriver 6-2 6-1

QF: Stove/Turnbull [1] d Newberry/Stevens 6-3 6-2
QF: Kiyomura/A Smith [4] d Anthony/Walsh 6-0 6-1
QF: Kloss/Stuart [3] d Desfor/P Smith 7-5 6-1
QF: King/Navratilova [2] d Blount/Vermaak 6-2 7-5

SF: Stove/Turnbull [1] d Kiyomura/P Smith [4] 6-4 6-2
SF: King/Navratilova [2] d Kloss/Stuart [3] 6-2 7-6

FI: Billie Jean King/Martina Navratilova [2] d Betty Stove/Wendy Turnbull [1] 6-4 7-6

Dianne Fromholtz, always a threat to the top players, dumps Martina, and Evonne Goolagong continues Tracy’s post-US Open woes to meet in a final. Dianne can't overcome the final hurdle, losing to her countrywoman for the 11th time in their last 12 meetigs. "This is just what I needed," said Evonne. " now I know that i can still do it."

Note per Preacherfan: This is the first final I remember televised by ESPN. We didn’t have cable yet, but my friend told me he watched this match and I knew I had to get cable.
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ends October 7 Madrid International, Madrid (Clay)

FI: Shirley Brasher d Belinda Thompson 4-6 6-1 6-2

This result comes from the New York Times, which has Balas Taroczy winning the men's final over Jaime Fillol.
 

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October 8-14 Phoenix Classic, Phoenix, Arizona, US (Hard/Cement)
Venue: Arizona Biltmore Resort

Prize Money= $100,000 US
Part of the Colgate Series

Draw=32

1R: Martina Navratilova [1] d Terry Holladay 6-3 6-3
1R: Mary Carillo [Q] d Stacy Margolin 6-1 6-2
1R: Bettina Bunge d Anne Smith 6-4 6-3
1R: Laura Dupont [Q] d Virginia Ruzici [6] 5-7 6-4 6-4
1R: Dianne Fromholtz [3] d Tanya Harford 6-2 6-1
1R: Kate Latham d Renata Tomanova 6-1 1-6 7-6
1R: Renee Richards d Sylvia Hanika 6-3 6-4
1R: Kerry Reid [5] d Rosie Casals 6-2 6-3

1R: Caroline Stoll d Greer Stevens [6] 6-4 6-2
1R: Betty Ann Stuart d Marise Kruger 6-2 6-4
1R: Betty Stove d Lele Forood 6-3 7-6
1R: Wendy Turnbull [4] d Pam Shriver 6-3 6-0
1R: Ilana Kloss d Regina Marsikova [8] 6-2 7-6
1R: Ann Kiyomura d Trey Lewis [Q] 7-5 2-6 7-6
1R: Mima Jausovec d Barbara Jordan [Q] 6-1 6-4
1R: Chris Evert-Lloyd [2] d Yvonne Vermaak 6-1 6-1

2R: Navratilova [1] d Carillo [Q] 6-1 6-1
2R: Dupont [Q] d Bunge 5-7 6-2 7-6
2R: Latham d Fromholtz [3] 6-3 6-3
2R: Reid [5] d Richards 6-1 7-6

2R: Stoll d Stuart 7-6 3-6 7-5
2R: Turnbull [4] d Stove 6-2 6-3
2R: Kiyomura d Kloss 6-2 6-1
2R: Evert-Lloyd [2] d Jausovec 6-2 6-1

QF: Navratilova [1] d Dupont [Q] 7-5 6-1
QF: Latham d Reid [5] 7-6 6-3
QF: Turnbull[ 4] d Stoll 3-6 6-3 6-2
QF: Evert-Lloyd [2] d Kiyomura 6-2 6-1

SF: Navratilova[1] d Latham 7-5 5-7 6-0
SF: Evert-Lloyd [2] d Turnbull[4] 6-4 6-2

FI: Martina Navratilova [1] d Chris Evert-Lloyd [2] 6-1 6-3

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Stove/Turnbull [1] d Cynthia Doerner/Richards 6-2 6-1
1R: Fromholtz/Kruger d Harford/Stevens 6-0 6-2
1R: Diane Desfor/Barbara Hallquist d Kloss/Stuart [3] 4-6 7-6 6-3
1R: Caryn Copeland/Mona Guerrant d DuPont/Sharon Walsh 6-4 6-4

1R: Holladay/Ruzici d Sherry Acker/Forood 5-7 7-5 6-3
1R: Kiyomura/Ann Smith [4] d Jordan/Paula Smith 6-4 6-1
1R: Jausovec/Reid d Marsikova/Renata Tomanova 6-3 6-4
1R: Casals/Evert-Lloyd [2] d Joanne Russell/Kristien Shaw Ziiska 6-3 6-2

QF: Stove/Turnbull [1] d Fromholtz/Kruger 6-2 6-3
QF: Desfor/Hallquist d Copeland/Guerrant 6-1 6-4
QF: Kiyomura/A Smith [4] d Holladay/Ruzici 6-2 7-5
QF: Casals/Evert-Lloyd [2] d Jausovec/Reid 6-4 6-1

SF: Stove/Turnbull [1] d Desfor/Hallquist 6-1 6-7 7-5
SF: Casals/Evert-Lloyd [2] d Kiyomura/A Smith [4] 6-1 4-6 7-5

FI: Betty Stove/Wendy Turnbull [1] d Rosie Casals/Chris Evert-Lloyd [2] 6-4 7-6

Note that the WTA site has dates of october 10-14 rather than an October 8 start date.

Heat affects play. Turnbull was bothered by it in the semis. The final saw the mercury rise to 90 degrees. Martina declared to be happy to win the final in straight sets, "because I don't think I could take it with this heat." What Martina does take with her is the #1 computer ranking and a 4-2 head to head vs Chris this year.

The 56 minute match swung on a couple of facotrs. One was Chris' poor serving. She only made 18 of 45 first serves. By compariosn Martina's serve boomed in, dropping serve only once.

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October 15-21 Borden Classic, Kyoto, Japan

Prize money= $35,000 US
Part of the Colgate Series

2R: Betsy Nagelson (US) [1] d Jean Nachand 9US) 1-6 6-4 6-0
2R: Kyoko Nomura d
2R: Sue Saliba (Aus) d
2R: Mary Swayer (Aus) d Kayoko Fukuoka 6-2 6-1

2R: Naoko Sato d
2R: Yu Li Chiao (Chn) d Manako Tanguchi 6-2 6-0
2R: Michele Gurdal (Bel) d Paula Coulter (US) 6-3 6-4
2R: Cynthia Doerner (Aus) [2] d Sonoe Yonezawa 6-2 6-1

QF: Nagelson [1] d Nomura 6-2 6-2
QF: Sawyer d Saliba 6-4 7-6
QF: Sato d Chao 5-7 6-1 6-1
QF: Doerner [2] d Gurdal 6-2 6-4

SF: Nagelson [1] d Sawyer 7-6 6-3
SF: Sato d Doerner [2] 6-3 7-6

FI: Betsy Nagelsen [1] d Naoko Sato 6-3 6-4

Doubles

QF: Penny Johnson/Betsy Nagelson d Paula Coulter/Michele Gurdal 6-4 1-6 6-3
QF: Sue Saliba/Mary Sawyer d Andrea Buchanan/Marcie Louie 6-4 6-2
QF: Yu Li Chiao/Chen Chuan d Cynthia Doerner/Naoko Sato 7-6 7-6
QF: Kayoko Fukuoka/Masako Yanagi d Jean Nachand/Kym Ruddell 7-6 1-6 6-3

SF: Saliba/Sawyer d Johnson/Nagelson 5-7 6-3 7-6
SF: Chiao/Chuan d Fukuoka/Yanagi 7-6 ????

FI: Yu Li Chiao/Chen Chuan d Sue Saliba/Mary Sawyer 7-6 3-6 7-5
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October 8-14 Count of Godo Tournament (Spanish Open), Barcelona, Spain (Clay)

FI: Lena Sandin d Iva Budarova ????

Dates of Oct 1-8 given in media guide appear to be incorrect.
 

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October 22-28 Florida Federal Tennis Open, Tampa, Florida, US (Hard)
Venue: East Lake Woodlands Club

Prize money= $100,000
Part of the Colgate Series

Main Draw=32

1R: Chris Evert [1] d Peanut Louie [LL] 6-1 6-2
1R: Yvonne Vermaak d Sue Barker 6-0 5-7 6-2
1R: Lele Forood d Ilana Kloss 6-4 6-4
1R: Virginia Ruzici [8] d Kathy Horvath [Q] 2-6 6-0 6-2
1R: Caroline Stoll d Dianne Fromholtz [4] 5-7 6-4 4-1 retired (exhaustion)
1R: Regina Marsikova d Mima Jausovec 2-6 6-1 6-3
1R: Rosie Casals d Barbara Potter 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-3) 6-3
1R: Virginia Wade[5] d Renata Tomanova 6-3 6-1

1R: Wendy Turnbull [6] d Renee Richards 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-2
1R: Wendy White [Q] d Greer Stevens 6-2 7-5
1R: Laura Dupont [Q] d Jeanne Duvall 6-0 6-1
1R: Evonne Goolagong [3] d Tanya Harford 6-1 -61
1R: Kerry Reid [7] d Bettina Bunge 4-6 6-4 6-2
1R: Betty Ann Stuart d Marise Kruger 6-3 6-2
1R: Anne Smith d Zenda Liess 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 6-1
1R: Tracy Austin [2] d Anne Hobbs [Q] 6-0 6-4

2R: Evert-Lloyd [1] d Vermaak 7-6 (7-3) 6-0
2R: Ruzici [8] d Forood 6-1 6-2
2R: Marsikova d Stoll 6-2 6-4
2R: Wade [5] d Casals 6-3 7-6 (8-6)

2R: Turnbull [6] d White [Q] 6-4 2-6 6-2
2R: Goolagong [3] d Dupont [Q] 4-6 6-3 6-1
2R: Reid [7] d Stuart 7-5 6-3
2R: Austin [2] d Smith 6-3 6-4

QF: Evert-Lloyd [1] d Ruzici[ 8] 3-6 6-2 6-3
QF: Wade [5] d Marsikova 4-6 6-1 6-4
QF: Goolagong [3] d Turnbull[ 6] 6-2 6-4
QF: Austin [2] d Reid [7] 6-2 6-3

SF: Wade[5] d Evert[1] default (tonsilitus)
SF: Goolagong [3] d Austin [2] 6-4 6-3

FI: Evonne Goolagong [3] d Virginia Wade [5] 6-0 6-3

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Casals/Evert-Lloyd [1] d Sherry Acker/Forood 6-0 6-4
1R: Fromholtz/Kruger d Lea Antonopolis/Mary Carillo 6-2 6-4
1R: Ruzici/A Smith [4] d DuPont/Sharon Walsh 6-1 6-2
1R: Marsikova/Tomanova d Jausovec/Potter 4-6 6-4 7-6

1R: Barker/Wade d Goolagong/Reid 6-3 7-5
1R: Kloss/Stuart [3] d Barbara Jordan/Paula Smith 6-3 6-2
1R: Harford/Richards d Renee Blount/Vermaak 6-4 6-4
1R: Diane Desfor/Barbara Hallquist d Stevens/Turnbull [2] 6-2 7-6

QF: Casals/Evert-Lloyd [1] d Fromholtz/Kruger 6-4 6-3
QF: Ruzici/A Smith [4] d Marsikova/Tomanova 6-1 3-6 6-2
QF: Kloss/Stuart [3] d Barker/Wade 6-3 6-4
QF: Desfor/Hallquist d Harford/Richards 7-5 6-2

SF: Ruzici/A Smith [4] d Casals/Evert-Lloyd [1] default
SF: Kloss/Stuart [3] d Desfor/Hallquist 7-6 6-2

FI: Virginia Ruzici/Anne Smith [4] d Ilana Kloss/Bettyann Staurt [3] 7-5 4-6 7-5

Goolagong shows she’s near top form with her second consecutive tournament victory and straight set win over Austin. A bubbly Evonne said "I think tonight was the best I have ever played" after beating the young American.

Meanwhile Chris Evert-Lloyd defaulted in the semis due to her tonsils. She had uncharacteristically struggled earlie in the week, taking over two hours to dispose of Ruzici in the QF.

Evonne's win gives her a 28-9 edge in her head to head matchups with Virginia. Wade's only consolation is the match lasts over an hour at 62 minutes. After the 16 point first game went to Evonne she rolled through the match. Virginia opined of her 13 match losing streak, "It's a pyschological thing against her."

A notable early round match was Stoll-Fromholtz. Caroline crazy topspin and moonballs had Dianne in tears. At 1:45 in the morning and 2 and half hours of fighting she screamed "I can't go on anymore!" and retired.

41,903 saw the event (a state record), with 5,388 for the final. Theis was the first women's event to be televised all-week in the US on a local cable channel.
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October 22-28 Hit-Union Japan Open, Tokyo, Japan

Prize Money= $35,000 US
Part of the Colgate Series

1R: Betsy Nagelson (US) [1] d Kyoko Nomura 6-2 3-6 6-1
1R: Jean Nachand (US) d Michele Gurdal (Bel) 6-4 7-5
1R: Furiko Furuhashi d Ann Whitmore (US) 6-2 6-3
1R: Sue Saliba (Aus) d Michiko Saji 6-3 6-3
1R: Yu Li-Chiao (Chn) d Mary Sawyer (Aus) 6-3 6-3
1R: Chen Chuan (Chn) d N Matsushima 6-3 5-7 6-3
1R: Marcie Louie (US) d N Horio 6-1 6-1
1R: Kym Ruddell (Aus) d Paula Coulter (US) 6-1 4-6 6-3
1R: Jolanda Sumarno (Indo) d R Chlongbian (Phil) 6-0 6-2
1R: Penny Johnson (US) d Ikuko Shibata 6-4 6-1
1R: Cynthia Doerner (Aus) [2] d Lilli Bell (US) 6-1 6-2

2R: ????

QF: Nagelson [1] d Nachand 6-1 3-6 6-3
QF: Saliba d Furuhasi 6-3 3-6 6-2
QF: Sonoe Yonezawa d Sumarno 6-2 6-1
QF: Naoko Sato [5] d Doerner [2] 6-4 6-2

SF: Nagelson [1] d Saliba 6-4 6-3
SF: Sato [5] d Yonezawa 6-1 6-2

FI: Betsy Nagelsen [1] d Naoko Sato [5] 6-1 3-6 6-3

Doubles

QF: Penny Johnson/Betsy Nagelson d Paula Coulter/Michele Gurdal 6-4 6-4
QF: Y Kobayashi/Kyoko Nomura d Andrea Buchanan/Marcie Louie 6-2 6-4
QF: Cynthia Doerner/Naoko Sato d Furiko Furuhashi/Matsuki 6-1 6-0
QF: Yu Li-Chiao/Chen Chuan d Jean Nachand/Kym Ruddell 4-6 6-2 6-4

SF: Johnson/Nagelson d Kobayashi/Nomura scores not given
SF: Chiao/Chuan d Doerner/Sato scores not given

FI: Penny Johnson/Betsy Nagelson d Yu Li Chiao/Chen Chuan 3-6 6-4 7-6

Nagelson won both events on the mini-tour through Japan.
 

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November 1-5 (SAS Ladies Cup) Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden (Indoors on Linoleum Tile)
Venue: Kungliga Royal Tennis Hall

Prize money= $35,000 US
part of the Colgate Series.

Main Draw=32

1R: Billie Jean King [1] d Hana Strachanova 6-2 6-1
1R: Renee Blount d Dana Gilbert 6-7 6-2 6-3
1R: Petra Delhees [Q] d Florenza Mihai 6-1 7-6
1R: Hana Mandlikova [6] d Lea Antonopolis 6-2 6-7 6-2
1R: Virginia Ruzici [3] d Sabina Simmonds 6-1 6-3
1R: Betsy Nagelson d Daniela Porzio 6-4 6-2
1R: Pam Teeguarden d Ilana Kloss 7-6 6-3
1R: Anne Smith [8] d Yvona Brzakova [Q] 6-4 6-2

1R: Mima Jausovec [7] d Renata Tomanova 6-2 6-3
1R: Laura DuPont d Tanya Harford 6-1 6-1
1R: Lena Sandin [WC] d Iva Budarova [Q] 6-1 6-7 7-6
1R: Regina Marsikova [4] d Helena Anliot 6-2 6-4
1R: Betty Stove [5] d Elizabeth Ekblom 6-4 4-6 6-3
1R: Frederique Thibault [Q] d Sharon Walsh 6-3 6-2
1R: Brigitte Cuypers d Nina Bohm 6-3 4-6 6-3
1R: Wendy Turnbull [2] d Stacy Margolin 6-4 6-2

2R: King [1] d Blount 6-1 6-2
2R: Margolin d Delhees [Q] 6-1 6-0
2R: Ruzici [3] d Nagelson 6-3 6-3
2R: Smith [8] d Teeguarden 4-6 7-6 6-4

2R: Jausovec [7] d DuPont 6-2 7-5
2R: Sandin [WC] d Marsikova [4] 3-6 7-6 7-6
2R: Stove [5] d Thibault [Q] 6-3 6-3
2R: Cuypers d Turnbull [2] 6-3 6-4

QF: King [1] d Hana Mandlikova [6] 6-4 7-6 (7-3)
QF: Virginia Ruzici [3] d Smith [8] 3-6 6-2 6-2
QF: Lena Sandin [WC] d Mima Jausovec [7] 6-3 6-3
QF: Stove [5] d Cuypers 6-2 6-2

SF: King [1] d Ruzici [3] 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-2
SF: Stove [5] d Sandin [WC] 6-3 6-3

FI: Billie Jean King [1] d Betty Stove [5] 6-3 6-7(4-7) 7-5

Doubles

QF: Stove/Turnbull [1] d Cuypers/Harford 6-4 6-0
QF: Blount/Strachanova d Dupont/Walsh 6-3 2-6 7-5
QF: Jausovec/Marsikova d Budarova/Mandlikova 6-2 7-6
QF: King/Kloss [2] d Smith/Wikstedt 6-2 6-2

SF: Stove/Turnbull [1] d Blount/Strachanova 6-3 6-1
SF: King/Kloss [2] d Jausovec/Marsikova 6-1 6-3

FI: Betty Stove/Wendy Turnbull [1] d Billie Jean King/Ilana Kloss [2] 7-5 7-6

Wilcard Lena Sandin provides the local excitement for the week by getting all the watys to the semis.

South African Brigite Cuypers, only 23, has declared this will be her last year. She says she won't be swayed after upsetting Wendy Turnbull. Why? "It's the travel. It doesn't make me happy to travel 9 months a year."

Billie Jean busted her bahoolas off to win here. In the semis King-Ruzici tussle goes on 2 and a half hours. Vergie was only 3 points away from an upset win at 4 all in the tiebreak. An exhuasted King refused to speak to reporters afterwards.

In the final is one of the oldest for a tour event-the combined age being 70. Billie jean is cruising to an easy win at 6-3 3-0 when Stove catches fire. Betty wins the tiebreak. At 4-4 in the third King double faults to go down 4-5. "I thought I had lost it at that point. I was just praying to get a racquet on her serve." At 15-30 King hit a winning stop volley. A Stove ace brought it to 30-40 but after 2 hours and 38 minutes King claimed the top prize.

Only 1,400 came to see the final. King remarked, "In Europe, women's tennis is ten years behind. I wonder if it will ever be like in America? The corwds for us were as poor as when I first played here."

The men start their $170,000 event on the last day for the women.


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November 2-4 Wightman Cup West Palm Beach, Florida, US (Clay) United States d Great Britain 7-0
Venue: West Palm Beach Polo and Country Club

US Captain: Rosie Casals
British Captain: Virginia Wade


Day 1

Chris Evert-Lloyd d Sue Barker (GB) 7-5 6-2

Day 2

Kathy Jordan d Anne Hobbs (GB) 6-4 6-7 6-2
Tracy Austin d Virginia Wade (GB) 6-1 6-4
Tracy Austin/Ann Kiyomura d Jo Durie/Debbie Jevans (GB) 6-3 6-1

Day 3
Tracy Austin d Sue Barker (GB) 6-4 6-2
Chris Evert-Lloyd d Virginia Wade (GB) 6-1 6-1
Rosie Casals/Chris Evert d Sue Barker/Virginia Wade (GB) 6-0 6-1

With Wade aging, Barker no longer a consistent threat, and few British junior hopes, the Wightman Cup has bleak hopes for the future. The goings on at West Palm do nothing to conter the impression. On the opening day Barker self destructs vs Evert-Lloyd, making 33 errors off her normally deadly forehand side and 26 off the backhand. Sue wildly falils at shots and misses her chance, as Chris was not at her best either. Rain then pours down on the seconf match as Kathy Jordan jumped out to a set lead vs Hobbs.
 

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November 5-11 Porsche Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany (Indoors on Greenset, a hard court)
Venue: Filderstat Tennis Club (Tennis Sporthalle Filderstadt)

Prize money= $100,000
Part of the Colgate Series

Draw=32

1R: Martina Navratilova [1] d Sylvia Hanika 5-7 7-5 6-2
1R: Tanya Harford d Betsy Nagelson [Q] 7-6 2-6 7-6
1R: Ilana Kloss d Iva Budarova [Q] 6-0 2-6 7-5
1R: Kerry Reid d Pam Teeguarden 6-4 6-2
1R: Billie Jean King [4] d Helena Anliot [Q] 6-3 6-3
1R: Nina Bohm d Ann Kiyomura 6-2 5-7 6-1
1R: Stacy Margolin d Betty Stove 6-2 7-6
1R: Mima Jausovec d Virginia Ruzici [7] 6-3 6-4

1R: Regina Marsikova [8] d Renee Blount [Q] 7-6 7-6
1R: Laura DuPont d Terrry Hollday 6-4 7-6
1R: Hana Mandlikova d Iris Riedel [WC] 6-0 6-1
1R: Tracy Austin [3] d Leslie Allen 6-3 6-3
1R: Wendy Turnbull [5] d Barbara Potter 6-4 6-4
1R: Bettina Bunge d Sharon Walsh 6-4 6-2
1R: Anne Smith d Renata Tomanova 6-2 6-0
1R: Chris Evert-Lloyd [WC] [2] d Marita Redondo 6-1 6-2

2R: Navrtilova [1] d Harford 6-0 7-5
2R: Reid [6] d Kloss 6-1 6-1
2R: Bohm d King [4] 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2
2R: Jausovec d Margolin 6-1 3-6 7-6 (10-8)

2R: Marsikova [8] d DuPont 6-4 6-4
2R: Austin [3] d Mandlikova 6-4 5-7 6-4
2R: Turnbull [5] d Bunge 6-3 6-3
2R: Evert-Lloyd [2] d Smith 6-1 6-0

QF: Navratilova [1] d Reid [6] default (right elbow)
QF: Jausovec d Bohm 2-6 6-3 6-1
QF: Austin [3] d Marsikova [8] 7-6 (7-5) 6-4
QF: Evert-Lloyd [2] d Turnbull [5] 6-2 6-1

SF: Navratilova [1] d Jausovec 7-5 6-2
SF: Austin [3] d Evert-Lloyd [2] 6-3 7-5

FI: Tracy Austin d Martina Navratilova [1] 6-2 6-0

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Stove/Turnbull [1] d Dupont/Walsh 6-2 6-3
1R: Nagelson/Teeguarden d Blount/Redondo 6-4 6-2
1R: Kiyomura/Smith [3] d Hanika/Jausovec 6-3 6-4
1R: Anliot/Tomanova d Brigitte Cuypers/Harford 6-2 6-3

1R: Mandlikova/Ruzici d Budarova/Marsikova 6-1 6-2
1R: Kloss/Reid [4] d Allen/Potter 4-6 7-5 6-0
1R: Bohm/Bunge d Lea Antonopolis/Margolin 6-4 6-1
1R: King/Navratilova [2] d Heidi Eisterlehner/Riedel 6-2 6-1

QF: Stove/Turnbull [1] d Nagelson/Teeguarden 6-1 7-6
QF: Kiyomura/Smith [3] d Anliot/Tomanova 6-3 6-4
QF: Mandlikova/Ruzici d Kloss/Reid [4] default
QF: King/Navratilova [2] d Bohm/Bunge 6-1 6-0

SF: Stove/Turnbull [1] d Kiyomura/Smith [3] 6-2 6-1
SF: King/Navratilova [2] d Mandlikova/Ruzici 6-3 1-6 6-2

FI: Billie Jean King/Martina Navratilova [2] d Betty Stove/Wendy Turnbull [1] 6-3 6-3

Summary written by Ann Jones (from 1980 World of Tennis Annual)

Everyone agreed that the second Porsche Classic ...was a happy tournament, especially for teenage terror Tracy Austin.

A year ago in Stuttgart , the 15 year old schoolgirl had celebrated the start of her professional career with a decisive final win aganst Betty Stove. Twelve months and some $420,000 later , the schoolgirl returned as the US Open champion-an altogether more mature competitor-and claimed her second Porsche title and a second Porsch sports car, which she again preferred to the first prize on $20,000. hitting her forceful ground strokes with relentless accuracy, she outplayed Chris Evert-Lloyd and Martina Navratilova in the last two rounds, for the loss of a meagre 10 games. The feeling was inescapable that a new era had arrived.

Yet the Austin express was almost derailed in the second round when Europe's leading teenager, 17 year-old Hana Mandlikova of Prague, captured the only set the number 3 seed was to lose all week. Austin was thankful to escape with a 6-4 5-7 6-4 win against a more flexible opponent who cleverly exposed her relative slowness on the turn when subjected to a mixed bag of drives, volleys and lobs.

Miss Austin's 6-3 7-5 semi..win against Mrs Evert-Lloyd was a repeat of the US Open final, though this time the reigning world champion did reach set point minutes before the end, only to be denied the game by a decision which obviously surprised her as aforehand down the line was called out.

In the top half. Miss Navratilova emerged to her top-seeded position in the final without a fuss. A quarterfinal default from Kerry Reid, who was suffering from tennis elbow, was followed by a comfortable 7-5 6-2 win over a still exhausted Mima jausovec, who had earlier played the longest match of the year. That ordeal occured in the 2R against the top-spinning Californian lefthander Stacy Margolin, who detained her for 3 and a half hours before the Yugoslav survived 6-1 3-6 7-6. In the quarters, too, Mima was taken the full distance by Nina Bohn, who covered herself in glory by eliminating $3 sed Billie Jean King.

Other notes from the wires:

Heidi Eisterlehner had to qualify when the event withdrew her wild card and gave it to Chris Evert. Bohm provides an early shocker by putting out King. Martina looks to be next, surviving a scare from Hanika, who led 4-2 and 5-4 in the decide.

In the semis Navratilova saved a set point with backhand volley winner. The contentious austin-Evert semi saw Tracy win 7 straight games from 1-3 in the first. Evert looked set to win the second set when
her forehand was called out on set point for her. Afterwards the teen attributes her win to having more stamina. "Before, when I played her I would get tired. I wasn't tired in the second set."

Tracy clobbers Martina in a 56 minute final. She won the last 9 games. Martina missed a steady stream of backhands and failed in her tactic of drawing Tracy up to net. Now that she of age to drive Austin opts for the Porsche 924 rather than the prize money. Besides, the car was worth $10,000 more in the US than Germany.

Longest match of the week was Jausovec-Margolin, which lasted 3 hours 20 minutes. Jausovec saved 4 match points in the tiebreaker.



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November 11, Victorian Hard Court Championships, Melbourne, Australia

FI: Gwen Stirton d. L. Plowman 6-2 6-3
 

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November ?? River Plate Buenos Aires, Argentina (Clay)

FI: Adrianna Villagran d Claudia Casabianca ?????


Nov 12-18 Swift Armor South American Satallite Circuit, Buenos Aires, 7.5K

F: Ivanna Madruga d. Hana Strachonova 6-3 6-2

DF: Stratton/Russell d. Strachonova/Smith 6-4 6-4


November 15-18 Grenoble Tournament, Grenoble, France (Indoors)

Status: a low level event.

Singles (Draw=24)

1R: Sylvie Gardette d. Nicole Cazaux 3-6 6-3 6-3
1R: Lea Antonopolis (US)-bye
1R: Jocelyne Giraldi d. Ms Gosse 6-2 7-5
1R: Caroline Glaszmann-bye
1R: Marie-Christine Calleja d. Portes 6-2 7-5
1R: Anne Chevalier-bye
1R: Ms Delaigue d. Balazut 3-6 6-4 6-2
1R: Pascale Bonneteau-bye

1R: Isabelle Vernhes d. Desthieux 6-2 6-2
1R: Martine Bureau-bye
1R: Elisabeth Randier d. Ms Feraud Prax default
1R: Jane Preyer (US) -bye
1R: Sophie Amiach d. Martine Jodin default
1R: Florence Guedy-bye
1R: Catherine Suire d. Corinne Vanier 2-6 6-4 6-3
1R: Gail Lovera-bye

2R: Antonopolis d. Cazaux 6-2 6-2
2R: Glaszmann d. Giraldi 6-3 7-5
2R: Calleja d. Chevalier 6-2 6-3
2R: Bonneteau d. Delaigue 6-2 6-2

2R: Bureau d. Vernhes 6-2 3-6 6-2
2R: Randier d. Pryer ????
2R: Guedy d. Amiach 6-1 6-2
2R: Suire d. Lovera ????

QF: Antonopolis d. Glaszmann 7-5 6-3
QF: Calleja d. Bonneteau 5-7 6-4 6-0
QF: Bureau d. Randier 7-6 6-2
QF: Suire d. Guedy 6-4 6-1

SF: Calleja d. Antonopolis 6-1 6-4
SF: Suire d. Bureau 7-6 6-1

FI: Marie-Christine Calleja d. Catherine Suire 1-6 6-4 6-4
 

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November 19-25 Daihatsu Challenge Brighton, England, UK (Indoors on Supreme carpet)
Venue: Brighton Centre

Prize money= $100,000 US
Part of the Colgate Series

Qualifying

Q1: Fiorenta Mihai d. Mariette Pakker 6-4 6-2
Q1: Marianne VanDer Torre d. Jackie Fayter 6-3 6-3
Q1: Heidi Eisterlehner d. Jutta Diesslin 1-6 6-3 6-2
Q1: Yvonna Brzakova d. Sonia Davies 6-2 6-2
Q1: Elizabeth Ekblom d. Cathy Drury 6-2 7-6
Q1: Veronica Burton d. Corinne Molesworth 7-5 7-6
Q1: Lesley Charles d. Marie Pinterova 6-1 6-1
Q1: Frederique Thibault d. Maria Nasuelli 7-6 6-4

Q1: Deborah Jevans d. Belinda Thompson 6-3 6-0
Q1: Jane Preyer d. Debbie Stewart 6-4 5-7 6-0
Q1: Linda Geeves d. Annette Coe 6-0 6-0
Q1: Brigitte Simon d. Lena Sandin 7-6 1-6 6-4
Q1: Anthea Cooper d. Denise Taylor 6-2 6-0
Q1: Clare Harrison d. Fiona Moffitt 6-3 6-0
Q1: Debbie Parker d. Claudia Kohde 6-2 2-6 6-0
Q1: Glynis Coles d. Jeske Van Erven 6-4 6-0

Q2: Mihai d. Van Der Torre 6-2 6-4
Q2: Eisterlehner d. Brzakova 7-5 6-2
Q2: Ekblom d. Burton 6-3 6-4
Q2: Thibault d. Charles 6-3 7-6
Q2: Jevans d. Preyer 6-3 6-4
Q2: Simon d. Geeves 6-0 7-6
Q2: Cooper d. Harrison 6-3 6-2
Q2: Coles d. Parker 7-5 6-1

Q3: Mihai d. Eisterlehner 6-0 5-7 6-3
Q3: Ekblom d. Thibault 2-6 7-6 6-0
Q3: Simon d. Jevans 3-6 7-6 6-0
Q3: Coles d. Cooper 6-2 6-2

Draw=32

1R: Martina Navratilova [1] d Florenza Mihai [Q] 6-2 6-1
1R: Jo Durie d Daniela Porzio 4-6 6-1 6-1
1R: Ilana Kloss d Sabina Simmonds 3-6 6-1 6-4
1R: Marita Redondo d Ann Kiyomura [6] 6-3 6-1
1R: Billie Jean King [4] d Pam Teeguarden 6-3 6-2
1R: Barbara Potter d Nina Bohm 6-1 6-3
1R: Glynes Coles [Q] d Laura DuPont 6-4 7-6
1R: Betsy Nagelsen d Betty Stove [8] 2-6 6-2 6-3

1R: Sylvia Hanika [7] d Anne Smith 6-3 6-2
1R: Iva Budarova d Brigitte Cuypers 6-2 7-6
1R: Stacy Margolin d Anne Hobbs 6-2 5-7 6-1
1R: Virginia Wade [3] d Lea Antonopolis 6-2 6-2
1R: Virginia Ruzici [5] d Helen Anliot 6-3 6-4
1R: Mima Jausovec d Elisabeth Ekblom [Q] 6-4 6-2
1R: Terry Holladay d Michele Tyler [WC] 6-1 6-1
1R: Chris Evert-Lloyd [2] d Brigitte Simon [Q] 6-1 6-0

2R: Navratilova [1] d Durie 6-1 6-3
2R: Kloss d Redondo 7-6 6-1
2R: King [4] d Potter 6-2 6-2
2R: Coles [Q] d Nagelsen 4-6 6-1 7-5

2R: Hanika [7] d Budarova 7-6 6-2
2R: Wade [3] d Margolin 6-4 6-4
2R: Ruzici [5] d Jausovec 6-3 6-7 6-4
2R: Evert-Lloyd [2] d Holladay 6-3 6-1

QF: Navratilova[1] d Kloss 6-1 6-2
QF: King [4] d Coles [Q] 6-3 6-1
QF: Hanika [7] d Wade [3] 6-4 4-6 6-4
QF: Evert-Lloyd [2] d Ruzici [5] 6-4 6-1

SF: Navratilova[1] d King[4] 7-5 0-6 7-6 (7-3)
SF: Evert-Lloyd [2] d Hanika[7] 6-4 7-5

FI:Martina Navratilova[1] d Chris Evert_Lloyd [2] 6-3 6-3

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Stove/Wade [1] d Coles/Tyler 6-4 6-2
1R: Nagelson/Ruzici d Antonopolis/Margolin 7-6 6-1
1R: DuPont/Kloss [4] d Cuypers/Teeguarden 4-6 6-4 6-2
1R: Durie/Debbie Jevans d Holladay/Potter 6-3 6-2

1R: Porzio/Frederique Thibault d Hobbs/Redondo 6-3 6-4
1R: Kiyomura/Smith [3] d Maria Nasuelli/Jane Preyer 6-2 6-1
1R: Yvona Brzakova/Budarova d Mihai/Simmonds 6-3 6-0
1R: Hanika/Jausovec d Casals/Evert-Lloyd [2] 6-3 6-4

QF: Nagelson/Ruzici d Stove/Wade [1] 6-3 6-4
QF: DuPont/Kloss [4] d Durie/Jevans 6-4 6-1
QF: Kiyomura/Smith [3] d Porzio/Thibault 6-3 6-0
QF: Hanika/Jausovec d Budarova/Brzakova 6-3 6-4

SF: DuPont/Kloss [4] d Nagelson/Ruzici 6-2 3-6 6-3
SF: Kiyomura/Smith [3] d Hanika/Jausovec default

FI: Ann Kiyomura/Anne Smith [3] d Laura DuPont/Ilana Kloss [4] 6-2 6-1


Martina declares, "This is the best I have felt at the end of the year for a long time." She had a right to her confidence, beating Evert for the third consecutive time since Wimbledon. The 75 minute final vs Evert wasn't as close as it looked, with Martina having game points in the first 9 games. The ex-Czech also seized 12 of the last 14 points. Bad line calls affected both women, who at times agreed to replay points only to be nixed by the umpire.

Her toughest match of the week came vs the "Old Lady" in the previous round. Billie Jean got a jewel case and cake by the sponsors on her 36th birthday. What she really wanted though was to beat Martina in the semis.

Martina won a tight first set, then won only 7 points as she swallowed a bagel. Then the momentum swung again. With Martina up 5-3 Billie Jean saved a match point and roared forward to a lead of her own at 6-5 30-15. When Navratiova won the tiebreak she felt relief more than anything else. "Billie Jean is the only player I hadn't got a clean record against this year. It was 1-1 between us and that's why i wanted to win so badly to beat her."

Coles survived 3 qualy matches just to reach the main draw, then found herself in the quarters. Glynis came to Brighton with just two tennis dress and 10 quid, and found herself making multiple trips to the local laundrette as she progressed through the draw.

The 2R Ruzici-Jausovec tussle lasted 3 hours.

As if presaging her loss advance, Evert had conceded the #1 spot after winning her first round match.
Chris confessed that, "I know I am not going to be world #1 at the end of this year. Martina will get that. So whatever I do this week won't change that position. I am going to lose the #1 spot for the first time in years. I have to be single-minded to be #1 again, and I want to be #1."

In a funny twist Evert, not known for her serve, helped out Martina earlier in the week by spotting a hitch in the lefty's serve. "I have been trying to sort it out, but now that Chrissy has spotted the trouble it's fine", Martina said. As the year winds down things seem fine indeed for Miss Navratilova.

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Week of November 19-23 Africa Eagle Classic, Johannesburg, South Africa (Hard)

1R: Marise Kruger d Francoise Durr 0-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Bettina Bunge d Greer Stevens 6-3 retired (upset stomach)

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FI: Andrea Jaeger d Bettina Bunge 6-1 6-4

DF: Francoise Durr/Marise Kruger d Bettina Bunge/Yvonne Vermaak 6-2 7-6

Significant as the first adult event for phenom Andrea Jaeger.


Nov 18-25 Swift Armor South American Satallite Circuit, Cordoba, 7.5K

F: Ivanna Madruga d. Emilse Rapponi 6-2 6-1

DF: Villagran/Madruga d. Stratton/Russell 6-3 2-6 7-6
 

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November 26-December 2 Toyota Classic Melbourne, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club

Prize Money= $100,000 US
Part of the Colgate Series

Draw=32

1R: Evonne Goolagong [1] d Sharon Walsh 6-2 2-6 6-2
1R: Mimmi Wikstedt d Diane Evers 6-0 6-2
1R: Renee Blount [Q] d Renata Tomanova 6-4 6-2
1R: Sue Leo [WC] d Kerry Reid[5] 6-3 6-2 6-2
1R: Dianne Fromholtz[3] d Bettina Bunge 6-2 6-1
1R: Bettyann Stuart d Naoko Sato [Q] 6-1 6-1
1R: Hana Mandlikova d Roberta McCallum [LL] 4-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Ilana Kloss[8] d Marcella Mesker 6-4 6-4

1R: Sue Barker[6] d Diane Desfor 6-3 7-6
1R: Anne Smith d Barbara Hallquist 7-6 4-6 6-3
1R: Dianne Morrison d Chris O'Neill 3-6 6-2 6-4
1R: Wendy Turnbull[4] d Regina Marsikova 6-2 6-0
1R: Virginia Ruzici[7] d Cynthia Doerner 7-6 6-1
1R: Ros Fairbank[Q] d Sherry Acker 6-4 7-5
1R: Pam Shriver d Janet Newberry 6-4 6-0
1R: Billie Jean King[2] d Rayni Fox 6-1 7-5

2R: Wikstedt d Goolagong [1] default (flu)
2R: Blount [Q] d Leo [WC] 6-3 6-3
2R: Fromholtz [3] d Stuart 6-1 6-1
2R: Mandlikova d Kloss [8] 6-1 6-3

2R: Barker [6] d Smith 6-3 6-4
2R: Turnbull[ 4] d Morrison 6-2 6-1
2R: Ruzici [7] d Fairbank [Q] 7-5 4-6 6-1
2R: King [2] d Shriver 6-4 2-6 6-2

QF: Blount [Q] d Wikstedt 7-5 6-0
QF: Mandlikova d Fromholtz [3] 6-1 6-3
QF: Turnbull [4] d Barker [6] 6-4 2-6 6-3
QF: Ruzici [7] d King [2] 7-6 (9-7) 6-0

SF: Mandlikova d Blount [Q] 6-3 6-1
SF: Turnbull [4] d Ruzici [7] 6-4 2-6 6-2

FI: Hana Mandlikova d Wendy Turnbull [4] 6-3 6-2

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: King/Turnbull [1] d O'Neil/wikstedt 6-3 6-2
1R: Judy Chaloner/Ros Fairbank d Doerner/Walsh 6-7 7-6 6-1
1R: Barker/Shriver [4] d Desfor/Hallquist 6-4 6-3
1R: Barbara Jordan/Kym Ruddell d Bunge/Tomanova 6-3 6-0

1R: Blount/Marsikova d Sue Saliba/Mary Sawyer 4-6 6-1 8-6
1R: Fromholtz/A Smith [3] d Mandlikova/Ruzici 5-7 6-1 6-2
1R: Acker/Newberry d Leanne Harrison/Morrison 7-6 6-4
1R: Kloss/Stuart [2] d Evers/Fox 7-5 6-3

QF: King/Turnbull [1] d Chaloner/Fairbank 3-6 7-5 6-2
QF: Barker/Shriver [4] d B Jordan/Ruddell 6-3 6-4
QF: Fromholtz/A Smith d Blount/Marsikova 6-2 6-4
QF: Kloss/Stuart [2] d Acker/Newberry 6-7 6-4 6-3

SF: King/Turnbull [1] d Barker/Shriver [4] 2-6 6-3 6-2
SF: Fromholtz/A Smith [3] d Kloss/Stuart [2] 6-4 6-1

FI: Billie Jean King/Wendy Turnbull [1] d Dianne Fromholtz/Anne Smith [3] 6-3 6-3

With 6 of the top ten present, an unseeded Hana wins her first big event. She is only 17, barely of age to drive the big shiny Toyota that is one of her prizes.

The final had an incident over a line call. At 3-5 down Wendy had a break point on Hana's serve at 30-40. A Mandlikova volley looked well long, but no out call came. Turnbull was never the same afterwards and went down tamely in a 65 minute final.

Hana of her dream run: "Today I won my biggest tournament against the best player I could have played in the final. I'm very happy."

The top two seeds went out early. Goolagong was done in by flu. She was on antibiotics before and during the event. After her first round match she was so eager to get off court she uncharacteristically refused to do an on court interview. Evonne defaulted right before her next match despite the fact her family had driven 400 miles to see her.

King, searching for a spot at the Colgate Championships, went out in the quarters vs Ruzici. Billie Jean blew a set point in the tirebreak and never won another game.

Good crowds all week, with 8,000 for Goolagong's first match.


November 26-December 2 South African Open, Johannesburg, South Africa (Hard)

1R: Marise Kruger d. Gail Joss 6-2 6-7 6-3
1R: Helen Moore d. Mairin Lloyd Wronsley 6-4 7-6
1R: Renee Uys d. Alana Bakos 6-1 6-1
1R: Lesley Charles d. Wilma Smit 6-1 6-2
1R: Allison McDade d. Ianthe Cunningham 6-1 6-2
1R: Sue Rollinson d. Belinda Thompson 6-2 6-0
1R: Gwen Sammel d. Lisa Gregory 6-4 1-6 7-5
1R: Brigitte Cuypers [3] d. Niekle Scheepers 6-2 6-1

1R: Tanya Harford [4] d. Anita Summers 6-2 6-2
1R: Pat Rollinson d. Silvana Urroz 6-2 6-4
1R: Lorna Zietsman d. Ingrid Reynecke 6-4 6-4
1R: Liz Vlotman d. Michelle DePalmer 6-2 6-7 8-6
1R: Francoise Durr d. Marion DeWitte 6-4 6-2
1R: Jennifer Mundel d. Elana Smukler 6-3 6-1
1R: Annelise Muller d. Elana Marks 6-0 6-4
1R: Yvonne Vermaak d. Estelle Montgomery 6-2 6-1

2R: Kruger d. Moore 6-1 6-3
2R: Charles d. Uys 6-1 6-4
2R: McDade d. Rollinson 6-3 5-7 6-1
2R: Cuypers [3] d. Sammel 7-6 7-5
2R: Harford [4] d. Rollinson 7-5 6-2
2R: Vlotman d. Zietsman 6-2 6-0
2R: Mundel d. Durr 4-3 ret
2R: Vermaak d. Muller 6-0 6-0

QF: Kruger d. Charles 6-2 6-2
QF: Cuypers [3] d. McDade 7-5 6-3
QF: Harford [4] d. Vlotman 4-6 6-1 6-1
QF: Vermaak d. Mundel 6-0 6-0

SF: Cuypers [3] d. Kruger 6-2 6-1
SF: Harford [4] d. Vermaak 6-3 2-6 6-3

F: Brigitte Cuypers [3] d. Tanya Harford [4] 7-6 6-2

DF: Lesley Charles/Tanya Harford d Francoise Durr/Marise Kruger 6-1 6-3

Combined event with prize money of $175,000-most of which went towards the men, as for them this was a Colgate Grand Prix event. The women are a minor sideshow. The NYT report noted that Cuypers "mixed her shots well" in beating Harford in the women's final on December 1st.

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November 26-December 2 Swift Armor of Santa Fe International, Sante Fe, Argentina (Clay)

Status: Part of the Swift Armour International Circuit, This was a lower level event

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Ivanna Madruga d. Glaucia Langela ????
1R: Zenda Liess (US) d. Jane Stratton (US) ????
1R: Daria Kopsic d. Vicki Beggs (US) ????
1R: Pat Medrado (Brz) d. Claudia Casabianca ????

1R: Paula Smith (US) d. Emilse Rapponi ????
1R: Lilliane Giussani d. Claudia Monteiro (Brz) ????
1R: Viviana Gonzalez d. Adriana Villagran ????
1R: Hana Strachonova (Cz) d. JoAnne Russell (US) ???

QF: Madruga d. Liess ????
QF: Medrado d. Kopsic ????
QF: Smith d. Giussani ????
QF: Gonzalez d. Strachonova ????

SF:Madruga d. Medrado ????
SF: Gonzalez d. Smith ????

FI: Ivanna Madruga d. Viviana Gonzalez 4-6 6-4 7-5

DF: Joanne Russell (US)/Jane Stratton (US) d. Paula Smith (US)/Hana Strachanova (Cz) 6-4 6-3


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November 30-December 2 Poitiers Tournament, Poitiers, France (Indoors)

Singles (Draw=15)

1R: Agnes Figueras d. C Barry 6-3 6-3
1R: Catherine Suire d. M Delaigue 6-1 6-1
1R: Florence Guedy d. C Barbereau 6-4 7-5
1R: Nicole Cazaux d. Jocelyne Giraldi 6-4 6-3

1R: Isabelle Vernhes d. N Suze 6-2 6-0
1R: F Leconte d. A Feraud Prax 6-2 6-2
1R: F Rolland d. Isabelle Crudo 6-2 6-1
1R: Martine Bureau bye

QF: Suire d. Figueras 6-2 4-6 6-2
QF: Cazaux d. Guedy 7-5 6-7 6-4
QF: Vernhes d. Leconte 6-0 1-6 6-4
QF: Bureau d. Rolland 6-1 6-2

SF: Suire d. Cazaux 6-3 4-6 6-0
SF: Vernhes d. Bureau 6-2 5-7 6-0

FI: Isabelle Vernhes d. Catherine Suire 6-3 6-3

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Nov 26-29 Uppsalla Tournament, Sweden, 1.8K

1R: Nina Bohm d. Lena Jacobsson 2-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Elizabeth Ekblom d. Viveca Andersson 6-3 3-6 7-5
1R: Anne Chevalier d. Berit Bjork 6-2 6-3
1R: Iva Budarova d. Lotta Stenberg 6-0 6-3

SF: Bohm d. Ekblom 6-2 3-6 6-4
SF: Budarova d. Chevalier 6-1 6-3

F: Iva Budarova d. Nina Bohm 6-3 6-4


December 2, Queensland Hard Court Championships, Toowoomba, Australia

FI: M. Earle d. Kathy Mantle 5-7 6-4 6-3
 

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December 3-9 New South Wales Building Society Classic, Sydney, NSW, Australia (Grass)
Venue: White City Tennis Club, Rushcutter's Bay.

Prize money= $100,000
Part of the Colgate Series.

Main Draw=32

1R: Diane Desfor d Dianne Evers [LL] 6-4 6-3
1R: Sharon Walsh d Dianne Evers 6-4 6-3
1R Anne Smith d Ilana Kloss 6-3 6-3
1R: Virginia Ruzici [6] d Barbara Hallquist 6-4 6-2
1R: Dianne Fromholtz [3] d Pam Shriver 6-3 6-1
1R: Ros Fairbank [Q] d Roberta McCallum [Q] 6-1 6-2
1R: Renata Tomanova d Barbara Jordan 6-2 3-6 6-3
1R: Hana Mandlikova [8] d Marcella Mesker[Q] 6-1 6-0

1R: Sue Barker [5] d Sherry Acker 6-1 7-6 (7-3)
1R: Chris O'Neil d Mimmi Wikstedt 5-7 6-1 6-4
1R: Dianne Morrison d Cynthia Doerner 6-3 3-6 8-6
1R: Wendy Turnbull [4] d Petra Delhees 6-3 6-2
1R: Regina Marsikova [7] d Kym Ruddell 6-2 7-5
1R: Naoko Sato [Q] d Janet Newberry 6-3 4-6 6-2
1R: Bettyann Stuart d Debbie Freeman [WC] 6-4 2-6 6-3
1R: Billie Jean King [2] d Bettina Bunge 7-5 6-3

2R: Desfor d Walsh 6-2 7-6
2R: Ruzici [6] d Smith 6-4 6-7 6-4
2R: Fairbank [Q] d Fromholtz [3] 6-4 7-5
2R: Mandlikova [8] d Tomanova 6-2 6-4

2R: Barker [5] d O'Neill 6-3 6-2
2R: Turnbull[ 4] d Morrison 6-3 6-4
2R: Marsikova[ 7] d Sato [Q] 6-3 6-4
2R: Stuart d King [2] 7-5 6-4

QF: Desfor d Ruzici [6] 6-3 6-4
QF: Fairbank [Q] d Mandlikova [8] 6-3 6-0
QF: Barker [5] d Turnbull [4] 7-6 (7-5) 6-4
QF: Marsikova [7] d Stuart 6-4 1-6 6-3

SF: Fairbank [Q] d Desfor 6-4 6-4
SF: Barker[5] d Marsikova[7] 6-3 7-5

FI: Sue Barker [5] d Ros Fairbank [Q] 6-0 7-5

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Billie Jean King/Wendy Turnbull [1] d Chris O'Neil/Mimmi Wikstedt 7-6 3-6 6-1
1R: Babara Jordan/Kym Ruddell d Judy Chaloner/Ros Fairbank 7-6 6-4
1R: Dianne Fromholtz/Anne Smith [3] d Diane Desfor/Barbara Hallquist 6-2 6-2
1R: Dianne Evers/Rayni Fox d Elizabeth Little/Kerryann Pratt 6-4 6-4

1R: Sue Saliba/Mary Sawyer d Cynthia Doerner/Sharon Walsh 7-5 7-6
1R: Sue Barker/Pam Shriver [4] d Bettina Bunge/Renata Tomanova 6-2 6-3
1R: Leanne Harrison/Dianne Morrison d Hana Mandlikova/Virginia Ruzici 6-2 3-6 6-3
1R: Sherry Acker/Janet Newberry d Ilana Kloss/Bettyann Stuart [2] 6-2 7-6

QF: King/Turnbull [1] d B Jordan/Ruddell 6-3 6-4
QF: Fromholtz/A Smith [3] d Evers/Fox 6-3 6-4
QF: Barker/Shriver [4] d Saliba/Sawyer 6-2 6-4
QF: Harrison/Morrison d Acker/Newberry 6-4 2-6 6-4

SF: King/Turnbull [1] d Fromholtz/Smith [3] 6-4 6-4
SF: Barker/Shriver [4] d Harrison/Morrison 7-5 6-4

FI: Billie Jean King/Wendy Turnbull [1] d Sue Barker/Pam Shriver [4] 7-5 6-4

Top seed Goolagong withdrew due to flue before the tournament; leaving a huge hole at the top of the draw.

With upsets clearing the way, Sue Barker wins over teen newcomer Ros Fairbank. it was a battle of big forehands, with Barker having the bigger guns. Ros had to qualify just to reach the main draw. This win helps Barker claim the #10 spot on the year-end rankings. Barker said: "This is the best I have played in two years. I really wanted to win this one. I was hungry. I'm convinced I can break back into the top 5 in the next 12 months."

Billie Jean King's quest to qualify for the Colgate Series Championships ends at the hands of Bettyann Stuart's fast serve,clocked at 170 kph in searing heat of over 100 degrees. Speaking of heat, Stuart's attractive face and halter top dress make her a photographer's delight.

Fairbank is the real story of the week. Starting out ranked 106 in the world, this attacking South African was staying in a $7 dollar a night YMCA in Sydney. Ros won 4 of 5 events and 22 of 23 matches on the aussie satellite cicuit leading up to here. In Sydner she captured 7 straight matches (3 in qualifying) before falling to Barker in the final.

6,000 see the finals.

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December 3-9 , Queensland Championships, Brisbane Australia (Grass)

Status: A minor non tour event

FI: L Cassell d M Earl 6-1 4-6 6-1

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December 3-9 Swift Armour Carrasco International, Carrasco, Uruguay (Clay)

Status: Part of the Swift Armour International Circuit, This was a lower level event

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Ivanna Madruga d. Glaucia Langela 6-0 6-1
1R: JoAnne Russell d. Claudia Monteiro 6-3 6-4
1RL Andrea Tiezzi d. Vicki Beggs 6-3 7-5
1R: Claudia Casabianca d. Emilse Rapponi 6-3 7-5

1R: Lilliane Giussani d. Viviana Gonzalez 6-0 6-4
1R: Paula Smith d. Fiorella Bonicelli 6-4 6-3
1R: Zenda Liess d. Patricia Medrado 7-5 6-1
1R: Hana Strachonova d. Adriana Villagran 6-3 6-2

QF: Madruga d. Russell 6-3 6-3
QF: Casabianca d. Tiezzi 6-1 6-3
QF: Giussani d. Smith 3-6 6-2 6-1
QF: Strachonova d. Liess 3-6 6-1 6-2

SF: Madruga d. Casabianca 6-0 7-6
SF: Strachonova d. Giussani 2-6 6-1 6-4

FI: Ivanna Madruga (Arg) d. Hana Strachonova (Cz) 4-6 6-4 6-0

DF: Paula Smith (US)/Hana Strachanova (Cz) d. Joanne Russell (US)/Jane Stratton (US) 6-2 6-1


Dec 2-5 Helsinfors Tournament, Sweden

1R: Iva Budarova d. Catarina Lindquist 6-4 6-1
1R: Elizabeth Ekblom d. Asa Flodin 6-2 6-3
1R: Marcela Skuherska d. Anne Chevalier 7-6 4-6 6-0
1R: Nina Bohm d. Viveca Andersson 7-5 6-3

SF: Budarova d. Ekblom 6-1 6-3
SF: Bohm d. Skuherska 0-6 6-2 6-0

FI: Iva Budarova d. Nina Bohm 6-2 6-3


Dec 8-11 Goteborg Tournament, Sweden

1R: Iva Budarova d. Lotta Stenberg 6-2 6-2
1R: Elizabeth Ekblom d. Helena Anliot 6-2 6-1
1R: Marcela Skuherska d. Catrin Jexell 1-6 6-1 6-1
1R: Corinne Vanier d. Nina Bohm 6-2 7-6

SF: Budarova d. Ekblom 6-1 2-6 6-1
SF: Vanier d. Skuherska 7-6 7-5

F: Iva Budarova d. Corinne Vanier 3-6 6-3 6-1


Dec 1-8 Sugar Circuit, Bloemfontein, 6K

F: Lesley Charles d. Michelle DePalmer 6-1 6-1

DF: Charles/Thompson B d. Uys/Gregory Lise 4-6 6-2 6-3
 

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December 10-16 Berri South Australia Classic, Adelaide, Australia (Grass)

Prize Money= $50,000 US
Part of the Colgate Series for 1980 (Level A event)


Main Draw=32

1R: Sue Barker [1] d Sue Saliba 6-4 6-0
1R: Anne Hobbs d Dianne Ever 6-3 6-1
1R: Janet Newberry [8] d Cynthia Doerner 7-6 6-4
1R: Pam Shriver d Judy Chaloner 6-1 6-0
1R: Hana Mandlikova [4] d Dianne Morrison 6-3 6-3
1R: Jill Davis d Renee Blount 7-6 7-5
1R: Sue Leo [5] d Naoko Sato 6-3 6-3
1R: Renata Tomanova d Mimmi Wikstedt 6-2 7-6

1R: Roberta McCallum d Sherry Acker 6-4 6-0
1R: Barbara Jordan d Sharon Walsh 6-4 6-0
1R: Marcella Mesker [7] d Barbara Hallquist 6-3 6-3
1R: Bettyann Stuart d Ros Fairbank 6-4 6-3
1R: Betinna Bunge [3] d Christiane Jolissaint 6-3 7-6
1R: Diane Desfor d Petra Delhees 6-4 7-5
1R: Chris O'Neil d Nerida Gregory [6] 6-3 6-2
1R: Virginia Ruzici [2] d Rayni Fox 6-3 6-4

2R: Barker [1] d Hobbs 6-1 6-2
2R: Shriver d Newberry [8] 6-3 6-3
2R: Mandlikova [4] d Davis 7-5 6-3
2R: Leo [5] d Tomanova 6-4 6-3

2R: McCallum d B Jordan 7-6 6-4
2R: Stuart d Mesker [7] 3-6 6-2 6-2
2R: Desfor d Bunge [3] 6-3 6-2
2R: Ruzici [2] d O'Neil 1-6 6-4 6-3

QF: Barker [1] d Pam Shriver 6-2 6-3
QF: Mandlikova [4] d Leo [5] 7-6 6-4
QF: Bettyann Stuart d Roberta McCallum 6-1 4-6 6-4
QF: Virginia Ruzici [2] d Diane Desfor 1-6 6-4 6-3

SF: Mandlikova [4] d Barker [1] 6-7 6-2 6-1
SF: Ruzici [2] d Stuart 6-3 6-3

FI: Hana Mandlikova [4] d Virginia Ruzici [2] 7-5 2-2 retired (left hip injury)

Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Barker/Shriver [1] d Sato/Whytcross 6-3 6-1
1R: Chaloner/Fairbank d Gregory/Gurdal 7-5 6-0
1R: Acker/Newberry
[*] d Desfor/Hallquist 6-4 6-4
1R: Bunge Tomanova d Harrison/Morrison 7-6 6-3

1R: Doerner/Walsh d Delhees/Jolissaint 6-3 6-4
1R: Saliba/Sawyer
[*] d Hobbs/Stuart 6-2 6-3
1R: Evers/Fox d B Jordan/Ruddell 6-3 6-3
1R: Mandlikova/Ruzici [2] d O'Neil/Wikstedt 6-7 6-2 6-2

QF: Barker/Shriver [1] d Chaloner/Fairbank 6-3 7-6
QF: Acker/Newberry
[*] d Bunge/Tomanova 7-5 3-6 6-2
QF: Doerner/Walsh d Saliba/Sawyer
[*] 6-3 5-7 6-4
QF: Mandlikova/Ruzici [2] d Evers/Fox 6-2 4-6 6-0

FI: Hana Mandlikova/Virginia Ruzici [2] d Sue Barker/Pam Shriever [1] 2-6 6-4 6-4

Ruzici retired due to a left hip injury.

Note on seeding:

Source for draw was the WTA site, but note I have altered the doubles seeding for the following reasons: (A) There can't have been 8 seeded doubles teams, (B) draw placement. The WTA site doubles draw has #2 seeds vs #3 seeds in the QF-impossible. Thus I have taken the #1 and #2 seeds as given and guessed at the #3 and #4 seeds based on draw position and seeds in other events.

I have listed the singles seeds as given by the WTA, but note (Per Chaton)
"The seedings are definetly not possible as given by WTA. Bunge is given as #3 seed, but would meet #2 seed Ruzici in QF in the draw. Gregory as #6 seed would have met #2 Ruzici in the 2nd round if she wouldn't have lost her first match."

(per Rollo) "the more likely #6 is Walsh, but this does not solve the Bunge mess."
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December 15-16 Emeron Cup, Tokyo, Japan (Indoors on carpet)
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin Memorial Auditorium

Prize money= $200,000
Tour approved exhibition

Draw=4

1R: Tracy Austin d Billie Jean King 6-3 2-6 6-4
1R: Martina Navratilova d Dainne Fromholtz 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7-3)

FI: Tracy Austin d Martina Navratilova 6-2 6-1

3rd Place: King d Fromholtz 7-6 7-6

Crowds of 6,000 for SF. Tracy won $100,000 for her victory here.


Dec 12-13 Ford Escort Masters Cup, Lund, Sweden, 1.8K

1R: Iva Budarova d. Viveca Andersson 6-1 6-4
1R: Elizabeth Ekblom d. Anne Chevalier 6-0 6-1
1R: Marcela Skuherska d. Corinne Vanier 6-1 3-6 6-4
1R: Nina Bohm d. Catrin Jexell 6-4 6-1

SF: Budarova d. Ekblom 6-0 6-4
SF: Bohm d. Skuherska 6-3 7-5
3rd place: Skuherska d. Ekblom 6-3 7-6

F: Nina Bohm d. Iva Budarova 7-6 6-3
 

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December 17-23 Nabisco New South Wales Open Championships, Sydney, Australia (Grass)
Venue: White City Tennis Club, Rushcutter's Bay.

Prize money= $50,000
Part of the Colgate Series for 1980 (Level A event)

Qualifying (Draw=32) Players over 3 rounds for 4 spots in the main draw.

Q1: Michele Gurdal d. Chris Newton 6-1 6-0
Q1: Jill Davis d. Linda Cassell 6-3 6-4
Q1: J Monsour d. Lili Bell 6-1 4-6 6-2
Q1: Christiane Jolissaint d. Jutta Diesslin 6-1 6-0
Q1: Leanne Harrison d. Jenny Walker 6-2 5-7 6-3
Q1: Nerida Gregory d. Jane Plackett 6-3 6-2
Q1: Jenny Dimond d. Cathy Griffiths 6-1 6-7 6-2
Q1: Kerryn Pratt d. Jean Nachand 6-3 6-4

Q1: Pam Whytcross d. Micki Albers 6-3 4-6 6-2
Q1: Maree Booth d. Pam Bailey 7-5 6-4
Q1: Brenda Catton d. Julie Filkoff 7-6 6-4
Q1: Kaye Hallam d. Carol Draper 5-1 retired
Q1: Brenda Perry d. Maryanne Colville 1-6 6-2 6-2
Q1: Annette Gulley d. Lise Senn 6-4 6-2
Q1: Karin Gulley d. D Fulton 6-0 6-2
Q1: Mary Sawyer d. Kathy Mantle 6-3 6-0

Q2: Jill Davis d. Michele Gurdal 6-3 1-6 6-1
Q2: Christiane Jolissaint d. J Monsour 7-6 6-1
Q2: Leanne Harrison d. Nerida Gregory 5-7 6-3 6-4
Q2: Jenny Dimond d. Kerryn Pratt 6-4 6-2

Q2: Pam Whytcross d. Maree Booth 6-2 6-3
Q2: Brenda Catton d. Kaye Hallam 7-5 6-3
Q2: Brenda Perry d. Annette Gulley 2-6 7-5 6-2
Q2: Karin Gulley d. Mary Sawyer 6-4 6-2

Q3: Jill Davis d. Christiane Jolissaint 5-7 6-2 6-3
Q3: Jenny Dimond d. Leanne Harrison 6-3 6-4
Q3: Brenda Catton d. Pam Whytcross 6-4 6-7 6-3
Q3: Karin Gulley d. Brenda Perry 6-0 6-4

Singles (Main Draw=32)


1R: Sue Barker [1] d Cynthia Doerner 3-6 6-3 6-0
1R: Kym Ruddell d Jill Davis [Q] 6-4 6-3
1R: Barbara Jordan d Chris O'Neil 6-1 2-6 7-5
1R: Janet Newberry d Sharon Walsh [8] 6-4 6-1
1R: Hana Mandlikova [3] d Judy Chaloner 6-2 6-3
1R: Roberta McClallum d Sue Leo 6-1 6-1
1R: Petra Delhees d Diane Desfor 6-4 5-7 6-2
1R: Ros Fairbank d Brenda Perry [LL] 6-1 6-1

1R: Renata Tomanova [7] d Renee Blount 6-1 3-6 6-4
1R: Dianne Evers d Barbara Hallquist 6-2 4-6 6-2
1R: Anne Hobbs d Elizabeth Little 5-7 6-4 7-5
1R: Leanne Harrison [LL] d Karin Gulley [Q] 6-0 3-6 6-3
1R: Bettina Bunge [6] d Jenny Dimond [Q] 6-1 6-3
1R: Mimmi Wikstedt d Brenda Catton [Q] 6-3 5-7 6-2
1R: Sue Saliba d Marcella Mesker 6-4 6-2
1R: Dianne Morrison d Pam Whytcross [LL] 6-3 6-1

2R: Barker [1] d Ruddell 6-4 6-1
2R: Newberry d Jordan 7-6 (7-3) 6-4
2R: Mandlikova [3] d Roberta McCallum 6-4 6-2
2R: Fairbank d Delhees 6-1 6-3

2R: Tomanova [7] d Evers 6-3 6-3
2R: Harrison [LL] d Hobbs 7-6 (7-5) 6-3
2R: Bunge [6] d Wikstedt 6-2 6-1
2R: Morrison d Saliba 6-3 6-3

QF: Barker [1] d Newberry 6-2 6-1
QF: Mandlikova [3] d Fairbank 6-4 6-4
QF: Tomanova [7] d Harrison [LL] 5-7 6-3 6-2
QF: Bunge [6] d Morrison 6-4 6-4

SF: Mandlikova [3] d Barker [1] 6-3 7-6 (8-6)
SF: Bunge [6] d Tomanova [7] 6-3 6-3

FI: Hana Mandlikova [3] d Bettina Bunge [6] 6-3 3-6 6-3

DF: Diane Desfor/Barbara Hallquist [3] d Barbara Jordan/Kym Ruddell 4-6 6-2 6-2

Unlike the event in Sydney a couple weeks earlier this event was not part of the Colgate series. a combined event with the men, total prize money (both men and women) is $150,000 US.

Top seed Barker is put out by a leg injury and Mandlikova's sterling play. Sue saved six match points before falling on mp #7 in the match of the tournament.Barker had a set point herself at 6-5 in the tiebreak.

The finalists were extremely young, Bunge is 16 and 6 months and Hana 17 and 10 months. The Czechs win makes the the youngest NSW Champ ever, breaking the previous record by Mo Connolly. This is Hana's 3rd tournament win in 4 weeks in Australia-making her one of the favorites to win the Australian Open.


Draw courtesy of John Dolan's book Women's Tennis: The Ultimate Guide

Draw notes: Lucky losers replace #2 Ruzici (Whytcross), #4 Shriver (replaced by Harrison) and #5 Stuart (replaced by Perry).
 

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December ???? Manly Seaside Championships Sydney, AUS (Grass)
Won by Chesterton

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The arrival of Martina Navratilova's family on Decembver 20th is "the best Christmas present I could ask for" for the world #1. Since defecting in 1975 Martina had not both her parents and sister in person. Now the family is reunited and will be staying with her at her home in Dallas on a 1 year tourist visa. Earlier in the year her grandmother had been allowed to visit, and her motgher was present for her triumph at Wimbledon. Martina's father was her first coach. After winning Wimbledon again last summer his first comment to her was not "Good win", but "Your backhand is still rotten."

Martinas recalled how, "When I was 8 or 9 and not really good for my age he [her father] said I wouild win Wimbledon some day. They all laughed at him. He thinks my sister Jana can do it too. Maybe some day there will be a Navratilova vs Navratilova final at Wimbledon."
 

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Dates: December 25 1979 to January 2, 1980.
Venue: Kooyong. Mebourne
Surface: Grass

Qualifying

Q1: Cathy Griffiths d. Maree Booth 6-1 6-3
Q1: Gwen Stirton d. S Kreymborg 6-2 6-2
Q1: Miranda Yates d. Sharon Pinchbeck 6-2 6-3
Q1: Anne Minter d. Debbie Chesterton 6-0 2-6 6-2
Q1: Bernadette Randall d. Pam Bailey 6-2 6-3
Q1: Lise Senn d. H Middleton 6-3 6-2
Q1: Karen Denman d. Helen Luscombe 6-4 6-1
Q1: Karen Gulley d. J Combs 6-0 6-2

Q1: Chris Newton d. J Monsour 6-3 3-6 6-2
Q1: Jackie Pinto d. G Wilson 4-6 6-3 6-4
Q1: Jane Plackett d. Annette Gulley 6-3 7-5
Q1: Merrilyn Robinson d. Jan Peters 3-6 6-2 6-1
Q1: Debbie Freeman d. K Mantle 6-4 0-6 6-3
Q1: Brenda Catton d. Nancy Harris 6-0 6-0
Q1: K Byrne d. Lili Bell 6-0 6-4
Q1: MaryAnn Colville d. Julie Filkoff 6-1 6-4

Q2: Griffiths d. Stirton 6-1 6-4
Q2: Minter d. Yates 6-1 6-1
Q2: Randall d. Senn 6-3 6-3
Q2: Gulley d. Denman 7-5 7-6
Q2: Newton d. Pinto 6-1 6-1
Q2: Plackett d. Robinson 3-6 6-3 9-7
Q2: Catton d. Freeman 5-7 6-1 6-4
Q2: Colville d. Byrne 7-6 6-4

Q3: Minter d. Griffiths 6-4 7-5
Q3: Randall d. Gulley 6-3 5-7 7-5
Q3: Newton d. Plackett 5-7 6-0 8-6
Q3: Catton d. Colville 6-0 6-0

Singles Main Draw (Draw=32)

1R: Mary Sawyer d. Virginia Ruzici (Rom) [1] 0-6 6-2 6-4
1R: Naoko Sato (Jpn) d. Elizabeth Little 7-5 6-4
1R: Judy Chaloner (NZ) d. Linda Cassell 2-6 6-0 6-3
1R: Janet Newberry (US) [7] d. Diane Evers 6-4 6-4
1R: Sharon Walsh (US) [4] d. Marcella Mesker (Neth) 6-7 6-2 6-4
1R: Jutta Diesslin (Ger) d. Jenny Dimond 7-5 6-4
1R: Michele Gurdal (Bel) d. Cathy Griffiths [LL] 6-4 4-6 6-1
1R: Keryn Pratt d. Chris Newton (NZ) [Q] 6-1 6-3

1R: Renata Tomanova (CZ) [3] d. Nerida Gregory 7-6 7-5
1R: Pam Whytcross d. Mimi Wikstedt (Swd) 5-7 6-3 6-2
1R: Sue Saliba d. Susan Leo 4-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Cynthia Doerner [8] d. Kim Ruddell 6-1 6-4
1R: Barbara Jordan (US) [5] d. Kaye Hallam 6-3 6-2
1R: Leanne Harrison d. Bernadette Randall [Q] 4-6 6-2 6-3
1R: Anne Minter [Q] d. Brenda Catton [Q] 6-3 6-1
1R: Hana Mandlikova (CZ) [2] d. Jenny Walker 6-1 6-2

2R: Sawyer d. Sato 6-3 6-4
2R: Newberry [7] d. Chaloner 6-2 3-6 6-1
2R: Walsh [4] d. Diesslin 6-1 6-4
2R: Gurdal d. Pratt 6-1 6-4
2R: Tomanova [3] d. Whytcross 6-4 4-6 6-1
2R: Doerner [8] d. Saliba 5-7 7-6 6-3
2R: Jordan d. Minter [Q] 7-5 6-1
2R: Mandlikova [2] d. Harrison 6-4 7-5

QF: Sawyer d. Newberry [7] 7-6 6-3
QF: Walsh [4] d. Gurdal 6-0 6-3
QF: Tomanova [3] d. Doerner 6-2 6-1
QF: Jordan d. Mandlikova [2] 6-2 6-2

SF: Walsh [4] d. Sawyer 7-6 6-3
SF: Jordan d. Tomanova [3] 5-7 6-3 6-3

F: Barbara Jordan (US) d. Sharon Walsh (US) [4] 6-3 6-3

Summary:

For the first time in 18 years the top two seeds in the women’s draw at the Australian Open were overseas players. Neither top-seeded Virginia Ruzici of Romania, nor No.2-seeded Czechoslovakian Hana Mandlikova, lived up to their top billings, the former failing in the first round, the latter in the third round to No.5 seed Barbara Jordan of the USA. Hana was hindered by a number of footfaults in her losing QF.

In the end it was Jordan and fellow American Sharon Walsh who made it through to the final, Jordan’s 6-3 6-3 victory making her the first international woman to win the title since Virginia Wade in 1972.
 

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Doubles (Draw=16)

1R: Barbara Jordan (US)/Kym Ruddell[1] d. Carol Draper/Gwen Stirton 6-3 7-6
1R: Elizabeth Little/Kerryn Pratt d. Jenny Dimond/Lisette Senn (Can) 6-1 6-1
1R: Cynthia Doerner/Sharon Walsh (US)[4] d. Nerida Gregory/Michele Gurdal (Bel) 7-6 6-3
1R: Leanne Harrison/Marcella Mesker (Neth) d. Linda Cassell/Sue Leo 3-6 6-3 6-3
1R: Sue Saliba/Mary Sawyer d. Naoko Sato (Jpn)/Pam Whytcross 6-4 7-5
1R: Judy Chaloner (NZ)/Diane Evers[3] d. Kaye Hallam/Cathy Griffiths 6-0 6-2
1R: Chris Newton (NZ)/Jenny Walker d. Debbie Freeman/Karen Gulley 6-2 7-5
1R: Renata Tomanova (Cz)/Mimmi Wikstedt (Swd)[2] d. Brenda Catton/Anne Minter 6-3 7-6

QF: Little/Pratt d. Jordan/Ruddell[1] 2-6 6-2 8-6
QF: Harrison/Mesker d. Doerner/Walsh[4] 7-6 6-2
QF: Chaloner/Evers[3] d. Saliba/Sawyer 6-1 3-6 6-2
QF: Newton/Walker d. Tomanova/Wikstedt[2] 6-2 6-2

SF: Harrison/Mesker d. Little/Pratt 7-6 7-6
SF: Chaloner/Evers[3] d. Newton/Walker 3-6 6-1 10-8

DF: Judy Chaloner (NZ)/Diane Evers[3] d. Leanne Harrison/Marcella Mesker (Neth) 6-2 1-6 6-0
 

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January 2-7,1980 Colgate Series Championships ($250,000) Landover, Maryland, US (Indoors on Sporteze Carpet)
Venue: The Capital Centre

*Note: Though contested in 1980 this event ended the 1979 season.

Red Group (Round Robin-Double Elimination)
Tracy Austin d. Wendy Turnbull (Aus) 6-1 6-0
Chris Evert-Lloyd d. Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) 6-1 6-4
Tracy Austin d. Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-1 6-3
Wendy Turnbull (Aus) d. Dianne Fromholtz (Aus) 4-6 6-1 6-4

Blue Group (Round Robin-Double elimination)
Martina Navratilova d. Kerry Reid (Aus) 6-3 6-0
Evonne Goolagong (Aus) d. Regina Marsikova (Cz) 6-1 6-1
Martina Navratilova d. Evonne Goolagong (Aus) 6-3 6-2
Regina Marsikova (Cz) d. Kerry Reid (Aus) default (tendonitus)

Play-offs
Evert-Lloyd d. Regina Marsikova 6-3 6-0
Turnbull d. Goolagong default (Sprained finger)

Semifinals
Austin d. Evert-Lloyd 6-3 6-0
Navratilova d. Turnbull 6-2 6-0

Final
Martina Navratilova d. Tracy Austin 6-2 6-1

3rd place: Evert d. Turnbull 6-1 6-1
5th place: Marsikova d Goolagong default
7th place: Fromholtz d Reid default

Doubles

First Round
Billie Jean King/Martina Navratilova d Ilana Kloss/Bettyann Stuart 6-3 6-2
Rosie Casals/Chris Evert-Lloyd d Betty Stove/Wendy Turnbull 6-2 6-2

Final
Billie Jean King/Martina Navratilova d Rosie Casals/Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-4 6-3

The event was beset with numerous issues. Most matches were utterly one-sided, especially for an event feauturing all top-tenners. Of 11 matches played only 1 went to 3 sets.Other problems were defaults by Reid and Goolagong, a major snow storm, and a convoluted format.

Navratilova ploughed throw the field and cemented her first consensus #1 year end ranking with a dominant performance. Only 13 games went againt her in 4 matches. Her play was so close to perfection in the final that she drew gasps of amazement from the crowd. Even half-volleys off her shoelaces dropped over for winners. Afterwards Tracy confessed that "Martina's never played better."

Lannsdorp, Austin's coach: "She [Martina] played devastating."

Navratilova. "I hope this puts aside all doubts as to who is the #1 player." It certainly did. Tracy had high hopes coming in, winning her previosu 4 matches vs Martina. In 48 minutes all her dreams of ending #1 went up in smoke.

The confusing double elimination format led to Tracy Austin playing Chris Evert twice. First Tracy drubbed Chris in the Round Robin before 9,100. Austin played the villain, ignoring the crowds cheers for Evert.

After gaining the semis in a playoff match opponents were determined by a coin flip. Evert won her playoff and drew Tracy again for what some writers dub a "looking glass" match. Austin said she had a "premonition" she would face Evert again. Did tell you you would win?, reporters asked. "I don't have those kind of preminitions" she shot back with a smile.

9,800 came for the semis despite a huge snowstorm delaying matches until 3 PM. Chris stayed with Tracy until 3-3. "That stupid forehand", Chris muttered when she sent a forhand long for 3-3. She never got another game. Even shouts of "Wake up!" and "THAT's the Chris Evert I know" from fans couldn't reverse the tide. Evert: "she just got better and better." Austin: "Maybe people will believe I can beat her now." Tracy was also peeved by the USTA ranking Chris above her at #2 in the national rankings. "In the public's mind, Chris is still #1. I guess I'll have to keep doing this [beating her] over and over again."

Navratilova on Austin: "Tracy was never sweet, not even when she was 14." "She was always tough."

Evonne Goolagong withdrew due to badly spained finger. She stumbled and fell on her hand vs Navratilova in the third game of 6-3 6-2 defeat. Evonne played on wearing bandages as blood seeped out her finger. X-Rays after the match indicated no bones were broken, but her hand was scratched up on the carpet. Parrafin treatments were tried,but when it came time to face Turnbull for a place in the semis she could not grip the racquet

Kerry Reid qualifies for the series champs and retires expecting her first child. Kerry has been a fixture in women’s tennis since she defeated Billie Jean King as a teenager in the ’66 US Championships.

Finals drew 9,200 (best attendance for semis at 9,800)
Total attendance=50,122
 

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December 31 Computer rankings (doesn’t include Colgate)
1 Navratilova 2 Evert 3 Austin 4 Goolagong 5 King 6 Fromholtz
7 Turnbull 8 Wade 9 Reid 10 Barker 11 K.Jordan 12 Stevens
13 Ruzici 14 Marsikova 15 Kiyomura 16 Hanika 17 Mandlikova
18 Stoll 19 Teacher 20 Jausovec 21 Latham 22 Stove 23 Kruger
24 A.Smith 25 Stuart
Others: 27 Dupont 28 Casals 30 Richards 32 Bunge 33 Shriver
34 Carillo 73 Durie 96 Durr

Pam Shriver has fallen off the map after a sophomore season full of injury and poor play.
 

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02 Vivianna Gonzalez Segal (md Fernando Segal in February 1980)
03 Emilse Raponi
04 Adriana Villagran
05 Claudia Casabianca
06 Liliane Guissani
07 Marcela Voyame
08 Marta FR de Galli
08 Patricia Gomez
10 Carmen Blasco

Australia

01 Evonne Goolagong
02 Wendy Turnbull
03 Dianne Fromholtz
04 Kerry Reid
05 Sue Leo
06 Amanda Tobin Evans
07 Chris O'Neil
08 Cynthia Doerner
09 Dianne Evers
10 Sue Saliba

11 Mary Sawyer
12 Kym Ruddell
13 Pam Whytcross
14 Leanne Harrison
15 Elizabeth Little
16 Kerryn Pratt
17 Kaye Hallam
18 Nerida Gregory
19 Karen Gulley
20 Jenny Dimond

Belgium

01 Michele Gurdal
02 Monique Van Haver
03 Marion De Witte
03 Ingrid Willems
05 Marijke Schaar (in past listed as from Netherlands)
06 Nicole Mabile
07 Dominique Mooren
08 Martina Van de Winkel
09 Marianne Decrop
10 Dominique Crepin

Canada (July issue of WT)

01 Marjorie Blackwood
02 Lise Senn
03 Wendy Barlow
04 Nicole Marois
05 Nina Bland
06 Helen Pelletier
07 Judith Pridham
08 Susan Pridham
09 Cecily lambie
10 Pam Gollish

Czechoslovakia (July issue of WT)

01 Regina Marsikova
02 Hana Mandlikova
03 Renata Tomanova
04 Iva Budarova
05 Hana Strachanova
06 Yvona Brzakova
07 Lea Plchova
08 Katerina Skronska
09 Miroslava Bendlova
10 Hana Kopeckova

Denmark (from July issue of World Tennis)

01 Dorte Ekner
02 Birgitte Hermansen
03 Anne-Mette Sorensen
04 Annette Nielsen
05 Mari-Ann Klougart
06 Gerd Schierup
07 Dorte Archoj
09 Jana Svoboda
09 Inge Christensen
10 Lene Moller

France

01 Francoise Durr
02 Brigitte Simon
03 Gail Lovera
04 Frederique Thibalt
05 Dominique Beillan
06 Sylvia Rual
07 Nathalie Fuchs
08 Anne Chevalier
09 Martine Bureau
10 Nicole Bimes

Great Britain (from July issue of WT)

01 Virginia Wade
02 Sue Barker
03 Michelle Tyler
04 Anne Hobbs
05 Glynis Coles
06 Jackie Fayter
07 Linda Mottram
08 Sue Mappin
09 Jo Durie
10 Belinda Thompson

11 Kate Glancy
12 Corinne Molesworth
13 Anthea Cooper
14 Lesley Charles
15 Lindsey Beaven
16 Kate Brasher
17 Veronica Burton
18 Debbie Jevans
19 Clare Harrison
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01 Paulina Peled
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05 Olga Bialistosky*
07 Hava Kuriat

*Co-ranked #5s

Italy

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02 Daniela Porzio
03 Maria Nasuelli
04 Antonella Rosa
05 Manuela Zoni
06 Rosalba Vido
07 Elisabetta Lazzeri
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10 Antonella Albini

11 Barbara Rossi
12 Stefania Ciconani
13 Monica Bertolucci
14 Monica Giorgi
15 Anna Belladonna
16 Antonella Canapi
17 Annalisa Pesce
18 Argia Sbordone
19 Manuela Calbria
20 Silvana Belardinelli

Japan

01 Sonoe Yonezawa
02 Kiyoko Nomura
03 Mutsuko Matsushima
04 Kimiyo Nakagawa
05 Kimiyo Hatanaka
06 Michiko Saji
07 Kuniyo Tsukamoto
08 Fumiko Furuhashi
09 Hatsui Isowa
10 Yoko Sano

Mexico

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02 Maluca Llamas
03 Alina Balbiers de Baraldi
04 Jannine Balbiers
05 Susana Rojos
06 Maricarmen Casta
07 Chrisitna Ortega
08 Gina Diza*
08 Veronica Martinez *
10 Adriana Ruiz*
10 Miriam Ruiz*

co-ranked #8s and #10s

Norway

01 01 Ellen Frinvold
02 Kirsten Robasham
03 Ragnild Alver*
03 Bente Kjolstad
05 Eva Torkildsen
06 Liv Hubert
07 Liv Jagger
08 Helen Hancke

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03 Mimmi Wikstedt*
05 Ingrid Bentzer
06 Lotta Stenburg
07 Lena Sandin
08 Lena Jacobsson
09 Helene Brywe
10 Anna-Carin Mansson

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Switzerland (July issue of WT)

01 Petra Delhees
02 Annemarie Ruegg
03 Isabelle Villigier
04 Monika Simmen
05 Susi Eichenburger
06 Christiane Jolissaint
07 Annina von Planta
08 Regina Just
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Patricia Ann Reese, on March 3, to J Edward Meyer 3rd. In addition to being a pro tennis player Reese owns and runs the Seminole Tennis Club in Sarasota, Florida. This is her second marriage-the 1st ending in divorce.
 
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