At the end of a Roman week below expectations, Hana Mandlikova was “picked off” in Berlin against Iris Reidel.
This clay court specialist, born in Brazil and of West German nationality, after a long period of inactivity which saw her drop out of the WTA top 100, seems to be finding her tennis again, and Hana is paying the price.
After a flawless first set, Hana made several mistakes on her forehand, allowing the experienced Riedel to come back and close the match
AVON CHAMPIONSHIPS OF LOS ANGELES
- Los Angeles, Cal. – Feb. 4-10, 1980
- $125,000 – The Forum – Indoor Sporteze
- R1 : + Bettina Bunge 6-7(5), 7-5, 7-6(4)
- R2 : – Tracy Austin (2) 6-3, 1-6, 3-6
doubles w/ Virginia Ruzici
- R1 : – Betsy Nagelsen/ Virginia Wade 5-7, 2-6