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The following Wimbledon Ladies Singles coverage is from the August 1973 Tennis USA Magazine, the official publication of the then United States Lawn Tennis Association:

In the quarters, Evonne Goolagong, at her airy best, was far too fast and fluent around the court for Virginia Wade; Mrs. King, after losing a 5-1 lead in the first set against Miss Melville, got down to serious business and allowed no further nonsense; top-seeded Margaret Court had some momentary difficulties with the strong Russian Olga Morozova, who was clipping the lines and putting the Australian champion under strong pressure in the first set; and Miss Evert, who always seemed in command, sparred for three sets with Rosemary Casals, No. 5 seed, before winning.

In the semis, Miss Evert beat Mrs. Court in a strange see-saw match which saw the pretty Floridian playing close to the crest of her uncannily accurate powers to win the first set. Then Mrs. Court regained the initiative in the second set by breaking her opponent's rhythm and imposing her power game on her to go into the third set, where the tall Aussie suddenly and strangely wilted and offered practically no resistance at all. Nothing should be taken away from Miss Everts' well deserved triumph. However, it was revealed afterward that Mrs. Court had been suffering a reaction from antibiotics taken for a virus infection several weeks previously; undoubtedly, this contributed to her defeat. The other semi-final, which also went three sets, was also a strange encounter with each girl seemingly wanting to give it away to the other (in the second set, there were nine break-throughs in 12 service games!), before Mrs. King won it because she was the more determined and ruthless competitor than Miss Goolagong. The willowy, bouncy Australian girl, who never stops smiling, is just not hungry and her happy-go-lucky spiritcounts against her with a foe as implacable as the veteran Californian.

The final, delayed for one day because of the fortnight's only rain, saw Mrs. King at the peak of her impressive powers for the bulk of the match. As if to woo the Wimbledon crowd which has become largely alienated to her in recent years ("Billie Jean King: I Wanna Be Loved"- proclaimed the early afternoon headlines before the match), the bespectacled Californian gave a virtuoso exhibition of technical and tactical tennis at its finest to sweep through the first set, 6-0, in 16 minutes with the loss of only nine points. Fortunately, for her self-esteem, the young Floridian made a brief stand of it in the second set, breaking back to 3-3 in the sixth game and holding even to 5-5; but here Mrs. King, impatient to win a match that was clearly hers, broke through once again and then served out the match to become champion for the fifth time. Even if they failed to love her, they had to admit she was a great player.
 
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