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Page 12-Saturday, July 7, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Two in a row
Navratilova wins Wimbledon title

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Czechoslovakia. When the last shot was twice a Wimbledon champion and vic- her defeats by Billie Jean
Martina Navratilova defeated an unin- fired, she leapt from her seat and dan- tor over Navratilova at Eastbourne, and Navratilova last year
spired Chris Evert Lloyd 6-4, 6-4 to ced around, laughing. England, two weeks ago, never got player with the big serve hz
retain her Wimbledon tennis title In Czechoslovakia, the national going. tage on the grass of Wimbl(
yesterday, and her mother jumped with television station was to show a tape of The Czech exile served and volleyed "My serve is passable,1
joy. the final, an unusual move considering with deadly accuracy. Behind Jana ecstatic about it," she said
Jana Navratilova was here for the that the Czech press has given Navratilova sat John Lloyd, the British to work on it more."
tournament on a special visa, seeing Navratilova very little notice since her Davis Cup player who married Chris Navratilova won the fi
her daughter for the first time since she defection. Evert three months ago. He sat $36,000. Lloyd picked up $1
defected to the United States from IT WAS A one-sided affair. Lloyd, chewing gum and never changed his
expression. MEANWHILE, Bjorn
His wife played without spirit, which poker-faced Swede with t
must have come as a surprise to spec- beard, steps onto Wimble
tators who had watched her drive court today determined
through the earlier rounds. But her name indelibly in the gai
demeanor was much as it had been by becoming the first man
when she lost in the semis to Virginia win four Wimbledon singl
Wade in 1977 and to Navratilova in the row.
final last year. She was dispirited. Roscoe Tanner, 27, a har
"I AM MORE disappointed than I hander from Tennessee wl
have ever been," she said. hard enough to drill a ho
She won the toss, and said later she determined to stop him.
wondered if she might change her usual The fans don't give Tar
-.tactics and choose to receive service. fifth, much of a chance, ho'
But she abandoned the idea and did not IF PAST records are a
regret it. by - and in Wimbledor
"I served," Navratilova said. aren't - the final will be a
"It was rather easy. I never doubted the 23-year-old Borg. He's
myself after that." 11 times in the past eightS
She raced to a 3-0 lead, dropping only only three times. One of
four points. After that, the pressure was over Tanner was in the s
on Lloyd. three years ago. Tanner h
NAVRATILOVA served for the set at semis twice, but neverl
5-3, but lapsed briefly and lost the game final.
on a double fault. But she went straight The fans may be ready
on the attack and volleyed her way to a Borg victory, but Tanner
counter-break and wrapped up the set. that way.
The second set went the same way. "There'd be no point ing
Navratilova again led 5-3, and again if I didn't think I could wii
dropped service as Lloyd hit two fine ter his semifinal victory I
backhands past her. But once more she Pat DuPre, the tall Amei
broke back, and the match was over, underdog and I'll just see
The crowd was left to wonder what the pressure will be on hi
had become of Lloyd. She showed little think I could win, I migh
of her fighting spirit. Too often she the plane back- home a
knocked the ball up for Navratilova to regards on Saturday."
smash, and the Czech gobbled up Tanner's service, th
everything that came her way. pressive weapon in his a
"Whenever I am tentative I lob," be the key to the ma
Chris said almost apologetically. "With manages to collar it, them
Martina that means the point is over, over early.
because she is so devastating overhead. Borg's service is not a
"SHE PLAYED me perfectly, just as as Tanner's, which has b
she played Tracy Austin perfectly in 153 miles an hour. But ito
the semifinals." as effective. Thursday the
AP Photo Chris has now played in the Wim- defeated his old rival Jimr
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA readies a backhand return during her 6-4, 6-4 vic- bledon final five times and lost three the semifinal 6-2, 6-3, 6-2,
tory over Chris Evert Lloyd, as she won her second straight Wimbledon title. times. She learned again the lesson of American 11 times in doin

King in 1973
x - that the
as the advan-
but I am not
. "I will have
irst prize of
Borg, the
he wisp of a
don's center
to etch his
me's records
since 1913 to
es titles in a
d-hitting left-
ho has a serve
le in you, is
nner, seeded
nything to go
n finals they
walkover for
s met Tanner
years and lost
his victories
emifinal here
as been in the
before in the
'to witness a
r didn't see it
going on court
n," he said af-
'hursday over
rican. "I'll be
a how I go. All
im. If I didn't
t as well take
nd send my
he most im-
armory, could
tch. If Borg
natch could be
s spectacular
been timed at
can be equally
Swede easily
my Connors in
and aced the
g so.

Houston maintains torrid pace

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - Jose Cruz blasted a two-
run homer and Joe Niekro became the
first pitcher in the major leagues to win
13 games as the first-place Houston
Astros defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-2
last night.
Niekro 13-3, left in the eighth in,favor
of Joe Sambito, who finished up and
gained his 10th save. Sambito has not
given up an earned run in 22 straight
Cruz hit his fifth homer with two outs
in the first inning after Cesar Cedeno
had singled off loser Lynn McGlothen,
Niekro scattered six hits and was
touched for solo homers by Jerry Mar-
tin in the second and Dave Kingman in
the eighth. It was Martin's 13th and No.
29 for Kingman, the major league

The Astros added a run in the fourth
when Alan Ashby singled, took second
on a sacrifice bunt by Niekro and
scored on a single by Terry Puhl, who
had three hits incluoiing a double.
McGlothen surprisingly escaped in-
jury when he was hit on the head by a
shot off the bat of Denny Walling in the
first and remained in the game until he
was lifted for a pinch batter in the fifth.
He allowed 10 hits.
The Astros picked up an insurance
run in the eighth on a single by Art
Howe and a run-scoring double by Ash-
Tigers win opener
MILWAUKEE-Lance Parrish's
two-run single sparked a four-run
eighth inning, leading the Detroit
Tigers to a 7-4 victory over the
Milwaukee Brewers in the first game of

a doubleheader last night.
Lou Whitaker led off the eighth with a
bunt single and took third on a single by
Steve Kemp, chasing loser Moose Haas,
5-6. Whitaker then scored on a
single by Jason Thompson off reliever
Jerry Augustine, breaking a 3-3 tie.
After a sacrifice, an intentional walk
to Rusty Staub filled the bases and
Parrish hit his two-run single off Bill
Castro. The fourth run of the inning
scored on an error by shortstop Robin
Jack Morris, 7-4, got the victory
although needing ninth-inning help
from Aurelio Lopez, who picked up his
third save.
Expos 6, Dodgers 4
MONTREAL-Dan Schatzeder, who

needed last-out relief help from Elias
Sosa, stroked a two-run single in the
seventh inning to give the Montreal Ex-
pos a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles
Dodgers last night.
Schatzeder, 4-1, got his game-winning
hit off reliever Dennis Lewallyn. The
hit proved the margin of victory when
Davey Lopes slashed a two-run single
in the ninth for the Dodgers.
Pro Baseball
American League
Detroit7, Milwaukee4 (firstgame ofltwinbiil)
Cleveland6,Minnesota 5
Chicago 4, Kansas cityi
National League
MontrealO6,Los Angeles4
Cincinnati2, Pittsburgh 1
Philadelphia 6.San Franciscoi

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