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Saturday, July 8, 1972
King prevails
at Wimbledon

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WIMBLEDON, England (P)-
Billie Jean King outstroked
Evonne Goolagong 6-3, 6-3 in a
tame Tennis final yesterday and
regained the Wimbledon wom-
en's singles crown after four
years.
A victory in the men's final
today by Stan Smith over Ro-
mania's Ilie Nastase would give
the Americans a sweep of the
singles crowns.
The women's final lacked at-
mosphere and excitement and
offered little high class tennis.
But Mrs. King, 28, from Long
Beach, Calif., said it meant
more to her than any of her
thr e e previous Wimbledon
triumphs.
"It's difficult playing a Wim-
bledon final," she said. "You
don't have to play greattennis.
You just have to be better than
your opponent."
And -off yesterday's showing
she was certainly better than
Miss Goolagong, the 20-year-
old Australian who came from-
nowhere to win the title last
year.
Mrs. King played efficiently,
though not as w-ll as in earlier
rounds. Miss Goolagong was
freouently off tafget with her
first service and lost many
points on her soft and vulner-
able second service.
A crowd of 15,000 on Wimble-
don's center court watched the
match quietly. Hundreds of
them, in the standing areas,
had camped all night on the
sidewalks outside the All-En-
gland Club.
The fans had hoped for a re-
peat of the dramatic semifinal
of two days ago when Miss
Goolagong came from behind to
beat 17-year-old Chris Evert of
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. But after
that epic yesterday's encounter
was all anti-climax.
The pattern was set from the
start. Mrs. King held her service
in the opening game despite two
double faults. Miss Goolagong
then lost her service after net-
ting three ground strokes..
Mrs. King took her lead to 4-p
before the Australian showed
any sign of her best form. Miss
Goolagong then broke back, but
Mrs. King had cruel luck.
The American, leading 40-30,
served what most of the crowd
thought was an ace. The lines-
man called it out. Even Miss
Goolagong look e d unhappy
about it, but she hit a winning
backhand return on Mrs. King's
second service and then pro-
duced two more good back-
hands to win the game.
J u s t as Miss Goolagong
seemed poised to: get back into
the match, her form struck rock
bottom. She poked her racket
at a ;high ball that looked to be
going out and lost her chance
of levelling at four games all.
Mrs. King lured her opponent

forward and Miss Goolagong
made three errors to lose the
game. ::.,.
Mrs. King held her service to
love and won the first set 6-3.
The second set went to 3-3,
with neither player getting more
than a single point against
service at any one game. to h
In the seventh game Miss :} .:;>>::.::: :-;::
Goolagong led40-15, when aud-
denly Mrs. King produced a
stream of winning volleys and
broke service.
At this stage Miss Goola- " ' -" 't{st>ax ..:':;
gong's first service had deserted X **
her completely. Mrs. King mov-
ed in close for the soft second4
delivery and seized the initiative. "4 "
WITH A 4-3 LEAD, Mrs. King
never looked like losing her
grip on the match. She hit a
beautifully angled backhand
volley in the- course of holding
her service for a 5-3 lead.
Miss Goolagong served to save s
the match and led 30-0. But
Mrs. King then hit four con-
vincing -winners-two backhand
passes, a forehand across the
court and another backhand
pass-to close out the match.
The fans were all behind Miss
Goolagong, who is a great fa-
vorite here. They sometimes
clapped even when Mrs. King
made a bad shot.
"That was unfair and it wor- 0avids pitss Mirgliks
Tied me," Miss Goolagosg said Here's spit in your eye
afterwards. Memphis Merlyn, world champion phlem flinger, is shown waiting
But the defeat didn't appear for a good tailwind while practicing for the 81st annual Spit
to worry her at all. She wore Spectacular to be held in Biloxi, Mississippi later this month.
her usual sunny smile as Mrs. s he is better known by fellow spit freaks, spots a Daily
King made the winning shot,
and went on smiling and chat- photographer silently taking this intimate shot of him in action,
ting with the new champion as Incensed by this clandestine effort, Lips lets go a mucous bomb
they waited for the presentation. that inundated the cameraman, nearly causing him to drown.
ORIOLES GROUNDED
Tigers stomp faltering Chisox

Page Eleven
Hill shares
leadin Can
Open golf
FORT ERIE, Ont. (/P)-Dave
Hill sark putts of 25 and 45
feet on his last two holes en
route to a 66 and a tie with Lou
Graham for the second-round
lead in the $150,000 Canadian
Open Golf Tournament yester-
day.
The veteran Graham had a
two-under-par 69 and matched
Hill's total of 136 for two
rounds over the 6,751-yard
Cherry Hill Golf Club course.
They shared a one-stroke
lead over former Masters cham-
pion Gay Brewer, who had a
70-137.
Australian veteran B r u ce
Crampton, who hasn't yet had
a bogey, notched a 70 and head-
ed a group of four at 138, just
two strokes off the pace in this
national championship.
Crampton was tied with
Charles Sifford, Bobby Mitchell
and longshot Leonard Thomp-
son. Sifford scored four birdies
in a row at one stretch for a 67,
while Thompson had a 68 and
Mitchell 69.
South African Garry Player,
who .shared the favorite's role
with defending titleholder Lee
Trevino, moved into contention.
Player had three deuces on his
card as he put together a 69 for
140
Trevino encountered some
putting troubles - he missed
three inside of three feet-and
had to settle for a '73-142. He
was tied at that figure with
Arnold Palmer, who had an-
other 71..
"Just one of those rounds
where nothing really happened,"
said Palmer.
"It's a funny damn game,"
said Trevino. "1 hit the ball
better than I did yesterday and
I score four strokes higher,
"But par at this stage ain't
too bad. Par isn't too far from
winning the tournament."
Bunky Henry, the first-round
leader, bogeyed the second hole
and double-bogeyed the third as
he drifted back with a 74. He
was one of a large group at 139.
Sam Snead, among the lead-
ersafater the first round, also
took a 74 and was at 141.
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By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - Tony Taylor
drilled a tie-breaking triple in
the eighth inning, then scored
on Aurelio Rodriguez' single as
the Detroit Tigers beat the Chi-
cago White Sox 6-4 last night.
The victory lifted the Tigers
within one game of front-run,
ning Baltimore in the American
League East. The White Sox
have lost four straight baseball
games.
Paul Jata opened the eighth
with a walk and, when he broke
for seconds on a hit-and-run
play, Taylor slapped a ground-
er past first and down the right
field line for a triple that broke
a 2-2 tie. Two outs later, Rodri-
guez singled to right.
A single by Mike Andrews, a
walk and Jay Johnstone's pinch
single cut Detroit's lead to 4-3
in the bottom of the eighth but
the Tigers wrapped it up in the

Professional League Standings:

ninth on run-scoring singles by
Taylor and Al Kaline.
Pat Kelly tripled and scored
on Alvarado's single in the last
of the ninth.
Chicago had taken a 2-0 lead
in the fourth on singles by An-
drews, Rich Morales, pitcher
Dave Lemonds and Kelly, but
home runs by Ike Brown in the
fifth inning and Kaline in the
sixth tied it up.
Orioles clipped
BALTIMORE - Ted Kubiak's
tie-breaking, two - out double
in the fifth inning carried the
Texas Rangers to a 5-4 victory
over Baltimore last night, snap-
pingntherOrioles five-game
winning streak.
Ted Ford and Joe Lovitto sin-
-gled and Kubiak belted a double
off loser Rorie Harrison, 0-2, to
end Texas' three-game losing
streak.
The Orioles' largest crowd of
the American League baseball
season, 43,851 T-shirt Nighters,
was on hand to see Texas jump
to a 4-0 lead in the first two
innings, Baltimore errors mak-
tug all the runs unearned,
Don Mincher knocked in two
of the four runs with a sacrifice
fly and single. The others
scored on a Boog Powell error
and a wild pitch.
Mets starve
NEW YORK - Don Sutton
limited New York to three sin-
gles, one a bunt, and pitched
the Los Angeles Dodgers to a
6'-1 National League victory over
the hit-starved Mets last night.
After a one-out walk to Har-
relson in the third, Ken Boswell
grounded into a double play
and Sutton retired the Mets in
order until Ed Kranepool sin-
gled leading off the eighth. The
slumping Mets, who have lost
three in a row, were held to
two hits Thursday in a 14-in-
ning 1-0 loss to San Diego.

Reds reamed
CINCINNATI - Joe Pepitone
cracked his first home run of
the season and Paul Popovich
snuffed out a Cincinnati threat
with a fielding gem as the Chi-
cago Cubs downed the Reds 2-1
last night,
Pepitone, back with the Cubs
since June 30 after a brief re-
tirement, blasted a pitch from
Wayne Simpson, 4-3, over the
right field wall to give Burt
Hooton, 7-7, the only run the
rookie right-hander needed.
Cincinnati threatened in the
sixth when Pete Rose drew a
walk-one of three issued by
the Cub pitcher-and moved to
second on Bobby Tolan's single,
Johnny Bench lined what ap-
peared to be a single to right-
center, but second baseman
Popovich made a leaping one-
handed grab and turned it into
a double play.

American League
East
W L Pet. GB
Blite 40 31 .563 -
Detroit 39 37.549 _
Boston 33 34 .493 5
New York- 33 30 .471 6
Cleveland 30 40 .429 9">
Milwaukee 28 .41 .406 11
west
Oakland 46 26 .639' -
Chicago 41 32 .562 5'',
Minnesota 37 34 .521 8Y2
Kansas City 36 36 .500 10
California 33 41 .446 14
Texas 30 43 .411 162
Yesterday's Results
Milwaukee at Oakland, inc.
Boston at California, inc.
Detroit 6, Chicago 4
Minnesota 5, New York 2
Kan a, City 6, Cleveland 3
Texasa 5, Baltimore 4
Today's Games
Texas (Hand, 5-6 and Cox, 1-0) at
Baltimore (Dobson, 9-7 and Alexan-
der, 3-4), 2, twinight
Kansas City (Nelson, 2-2) at Cleveland
(Kilkenny, 1-1)
New York (Stottlemyre, 7-10) at
Minnesota (Blyleven, 9-10)
Detroit (Slayback, 1-2) at Chicago
(Bahnsen, 10-9
Milwaukee (Brett, 4-8) at Oakland
(Hunetr, 10-4)
Boston (Culp, 5-7) at California
(Allen, 7-5), night

National League
East
W L Pet. GB
Pittsbttrgh 46 27 .630 -
New York 43 30 .589 3
St. Louis 39 34 .534 7
Chicago 39 35 .517 It%/
Montreal 32 41 .438 14
Philadelphia 26 48 .351 20f
west
Cincinnati 44 79;603 -
H-ouston 44 32 .579 11
Los Angeles 39 35 .527 5/2
Atlanta / 36 40 .474 9',
San Francisco 32 48 .400 15%
San Diego 27 48 .360 18
Yesterday's Results
St. Louis 3, Houston 1
Los Angeles 6, New York 1
Montreal 7, San Francisco 2
Philadelphia 4, san Diego 2, 1st
San Diego 6, Philadelphia 1, 2nd
Chicago 2, Cincinnati 1
Pittsburgh 10, Atlanta I, sat
Atlanta 3, Pittsburgh 2, 2nd
Today's Games
san Diego (Kirby, 5-8) at Philadelphia
(Champion, 4-8), night
Pittsburgh (Blass, 9-2) at Atlanta
(Reed, 7-8), night
San Francisco (Marich4l, 2-10) at
Montreal (McAnally, 1-10), night
Los Angeles (John, 7-4) at New York
(McAndrew, 5-3)
Chicago (Reuschel, 3-0) at Cincinnati
(Nolan, 11-2)
Houston (Reuss, 5-7) at St. Louis
(Cleveland, 9-4), night

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