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July 01, 1976 - Image 11

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Thursday, July 1, 1976


Page Eleven

Thursday, July 1, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Eleven

rolls along
Australia's Evonne Goolagong
reaches for a backhand shot
against Britain's Virginia Wade
in semifinal action at the Wim-
bledon Tennis Championship,
yesterday. Gollagong beat Wade
6-1, 6-2, to reach the finals in
the women's competition. Goola-
gong will meet Chris Evert who
disposed of Martina Navratilova,
6-3, 6-4 in the other semifinal
match yesterday. The men's
semifinals will be played today
with Bjorn Borg facing Roscoe
Tanner and tournament favorite
Ille Nastase going against Raul

AP Photo

Evert, Goolagong finalists

WIMBLEDON, England (A) -
Chris Evert endured her first
tough match of the Wimbledon
tennis tournament yesterday and
defeated Martina Navratilova
6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the final.
She will play for the title Fri-
day against her old Australian
rival, Evonne Goolagong, whom
she has never beaten on grass.
toolagong won 6-1, 6-2 against
a nervous and off-form Virginia
Wade, the last British survivor.
In today's men's semifinals,
Roscoe Tanner of Lookout
Mountain, Tenn., conquerer of
top-seed Jimmy C o n n o r s,
meets Bjorn Borg and Hie

Nastase faces Raul Ramirez.
Evert, favorite for the crown,
had previously strolled through
five matches without dropping a
set, losing a total of only 10
games. It had all been too easy.
Suddenly she found herself
with a job on her hands. Navra-
tilova, the sturdy exiled Czech
left-hander who lives in Beverly
Hills, Calif., played aggressive
tennis and hit a lot of tough
One service break helped
Evert to win the first set com-
fortably, and she broke service
to lead 3-2 in the second set and
seemed to be on her way. But
then Navratilova warmed up

and began hitting her most
damaging shots.
The Czech broke back at 3-3,
and broke again at 6-4 to tie
the match at one set all. She
was hitting the ball hard and
volleying at clever angles, and
Evert was kept on the run
and forced into errors.
The star from Fort Lauder-
dale, Fla., was as cool as ever,
but her game lost its usual com-
pact look. Three games went
against service at the start of
the third set, and with the Czech
playing more confidently than
ever, it looked as if anything
might happen.

Chris held her service to love
to lead 3-1, and held on grimly
to her lead. In the eighth game
she trailed 0-30 on her service
and was in real danger, but
Navratilova played some loose
shots and lost her chance.
"I wanted a tough match, and
I got it," Evert said afterwards.
"The wind was going round
in circles, and it was tough for
me to return her service, be-
cause she is a lefty and puts
so much spin on it. I was
satisfied, but I will have to
play a lot better if I am to
win the title."
Coolagong had an easy time

yesterday. Center court nerves-
a common complaint in Wimble-
don's 99-year history-hit Vir-
ginia Wade like an attack of flu
or food poisoning.
She threw the ball up wildly,
missed with her first service,
netted volleys, hit wild shots out
of court.
After an exchange of service
breaks which left Goolagong
leading 2-1, the British player
had a bad spell in which she
could do nothing right and lost
eight games in a row. A sub-
dued crowd of 17,000 on the
center court, hoping for a Brit-
ish success, suffered with her.

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