After an harassing travel from Sao Paulo via LosAngeles and Zurich, Hana Mandlikova arrived exhausted down under. Despite a straight-set wins over veteran Billie-Jean King, she then lost in the round Robin Format to Manuela Maleeva and Pam Shriver
Second-seeded Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia defeated Billie Jean King 6-2, 7-5 in the opening roundttfUie McDonald’s Australian women’s indoor tournamentfo-night in Sydney. ‘ Mandlikova, despite being tired after flying from Brussels, Belgium, all day, disposed of King in just more than an hour. Defending champion Pam Shriver had to fight fro’nta set down before besting 17-year-old Bulgarian sensation Manucla Maleeva 5-7, 64, 6-3 in a second match.
Mandlikova, lost her opening game, but quickly broke back to take King’s service and level the score. Mandlikova’s pinpoint sideline drives and accurate passing shots frequently caught the veteran American out of position and ‘ enabled her to break service twice more to take the first set. In the second set, Mandlikova led 4-1 before King staged a late rally, only to lose her serve in the 12th game to drop the match.
In the second set, Mandlikova led 4 – 1 before King staged a late rally, only to lose her serve in the 12th game to drop the match. “I first. played King “on . center, court during my initial appearance at Wimbledon in 1978, but lost in straight sets,” said Mandlikova. “Playing Billie Jean is like playing a legend, but it was fun. I am very tired after the flight, but quite pleased with my game and the consistency that has been with me so far this year
Manuela Maleeva stunned Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia 7-5, 7-6 yesterday in the second round of the McDonald’s Australian Women’s Indoor Tennis Championships in Sydney, Australia. Chris Evert Lloyd, Pam Shriver and Andrea Jaeger also posted victories. Lloyd beat Australian Wendy Turnbull 6-3, 6-0, Shriver downed Billie Jean King 6-3, 6-2 and Jaeger got past Anne White 6-2, 6-4.
HANA’S BANANAS Pam Shriver disposed of Hana Mandlikova, 6-3, 6-2, in a semifinal match today in the women’s Australian Indoor Tennis Championships in Sydney, Australia, then said she was disappointed by the performance of her opponent. “It’s always discouraging when someone doesn’t give their best effort and there are ways of losing a match,” Shriver said. “I know that Hana is tired but so are the others and I think her performance was a shame.” Said Mandlikova, “I don’t count this tournament as a real tournament but more as an exhibition and was surprised at the serious manner in which Pam played.”
MCDONALDS WOMEN’S INDOOR CSHIP At Sydney Entertainment Centre WS: Final: Chris Evert-Uoyd (US) b Pam Shriver (US) 7-5 6-2. Third place play-off: Manuela Maleeva (Bulg) b Wendy Turnbull 6-3 6-4 (Aust). WD: Final: Billie-Jean King (US)-Anne White (US) b Hana Mandlikova (Czed)-Andrea Jaeger (US) 8-6.
HOW many Hanas on Maui? As of Sunday, l v V J ‘y there’ll be two: The tiny town of liana on the Eastern coast and Hana Mandllkova, the headband-bedecked tennis pro who’ll be vacationing at the Maul Intercontinental Wailea with her personal manager and former tennis pro Betty Stove. Hana, who ranks among the top 10 In the world, will give a free clinic and a one-set exhibition Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Wailea Tennis Gub