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Page 18-Friday, May 28, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Connors, Lloyd move
forward in tournament

PARIS (AP) - a. 1 seed Jimmy
Connors muscled his ay past novice
Jan Gunnarson of Sweden, and Chris
Evert Lloyd, gunning for her fifth title
here, also advanced yesterday in the
$917,000 French Open tennis tour-
Two seeded players fell on the fourth
day of play in the two-week tour-
nament. Billie Jean King, the 39-year-
old American seeded 10th among the
women, was upset by Romania's Lucia
Romanov 6-3, 6-4 while Balzas Taroczy
of Hungary, the No. 10 seed among the
men, was eliminated by Czech Pavel
Slozil 3-6, 7-6, 7-5, 6-7, 6-3.
year-old Gunarrson 6-2, 6-0, 6-2 while
Lloyd polished off fellow American Kim
Steinmetz 6-2, 6-1 in the grand prix
tournament curtain raiser.
Connor's victory on the clay courts of
Paris' Roland Garros Stadium moved
him into the third round, and Evert
Lloyd's 216th clay court victory in the
219 matches she has played on that sur-
face since 1973, advanced her into the
fourth round.
"I'm hitting the ball well, moving
well - overall I'm in pretty good
shape," the 29-year-old Connors said.
CONNORS HAS never won the Fren-
ch Open. No American has for 27 years,
and Connors' chances have been
boosted with the defection of Bjorn

Borg and the absence of top-ranked
John McEnroe, out with an ankle in-
"I can't say I'm exactly sorry they're
not here, but the best players playing
against the best is what it's all about,"
Connors said.
Following Evert Lloyd in the
seedings are Americans Martina
Navartilova and Tracy Austin.
EARLIER, NO. 2 seed Ivan Lendl of
Czechoslovakia moved into the men's
singles third round after a two-day rain
and darkness delayed match, beating
French teen-ager Thierry Tulasne 7-6,
Lendl, a 22-year-old who has won 91 of
94 matches since last September, next
faces India's Ramesh Krishnan today.
No. 6 seed Eliot Teltcher of the United
States moved into the third round after
Victor Pecci, the 6-foot-4 Paraguan,
withdrew because of a back injury.
Defending women's champion Hana
Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia had lit-
tle trouble advancing into the third
round with a 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Betty
Stove of the Netherlands. Mandlikova,
20, is ranked fifth worldwide while the
36-year-old Stove is ranked 112th.
No. 5 seed Vitas Gerulaitis of the
United States also moved into the third
round with a straight set 6-1, 6-2, 6-0 win
over Bernard Boileau of Belgium.



JIMMY CONNORS, the top seed at the French Open, backhands the ball in a
match with Jan Gunnarson of Sweden yesterday. Connors won the match 6-2,
6-0, 6-2.
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deciding whether to quit


weight champion Sugar Ray Leonard,
on the mend following surgery to repair
a detached retina, said yesterday he.
would wait as long as six months before
deciding whether to quit boxing or
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Wearing glasses to protect his left
eye, Leonard talked to reporters for the
first time since undergoing eye surgery
earlier this month in Baltimore.
"IT'S JUST a matter of waiting to see
if my eyesight will be restored to my
Rnormal vision," Leonard said. "I have
six months to think about retirement."
"Time is a factor. If the doctor ad-
vises me against fighting, that's it. If I
get the green light, I will have to think
about it," he said.
Leonard said he would evaluate his
life, "what I need and don't need. I will
then make the decision. No one can ad-
vise me."
Leonard's surgery was performed
May 9 by Dr. Ronald Michels at the
Johns Hopkins Hospital's Wilmer Eye
Institute. Dr. Michels examined
Leonard again on Wednesday. The
operation caused cancellation of
Leonard's title defense against Roger
Stafford May 14 at Buffalo.



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