U.S. Open champion Hana Mandlikova defeated Kathy Jordan, 7-5, 6-1, in a rain-interrupted match, giving Czechoslovakia an unbeatable 2-0 led over the United States today in the finals of the Federation Cup at Tokyo.
Helena Sukova gave top-seeded Czechoslovakia a 1-0 lead by beating American Elise Burgin, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 on Sunday. Mandlikova was leading Kathy Jordan, 7-5, 3-0, 30-15, when they were forced to stop. The match was concluded the following day, which is today (Monday) in Tokyo and Sunday in the United States. The doubles was to be played later today despite Czechoslovakia's victory.
The tournament is the women's version of the Davis Cup.
The United States, seeded second, reached the final by defeating Australia, 2-1. In the deciding doubles match, which was suspended at 2-2 in the third set Saturday by darkness, Jordan and Burgin overcame Elizabeth Smylie and Wendy Turnbull, 0-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Matt Anger held off fellow American Brad Gilbert, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, to win the $250,000 South African Open championship at Johannesburg.