BOCA RATON, Fla. — Top-seeded Chris Evert Lloyd dominated unseeded Terry Phelps, 6-2, 6-0, in just 50 minutes Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the $1.8-million Lipton International Players Championships.
Earlier Tuesday, 16-year-old Steffi Graf of West Germany held off a determined rally by Zina Garrison to join Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia and Kathy Rinaldi in the semifinals.
"I just felt a little more pumped up for some reason," Lloyd said. "I moved her all over the court. Her game is to play steady, but I think she felt she had to go for some shots against me she wouldn't have against the other girls."
Phelps said she never had a chance because Lloyd was at her best.
"She was toying with me, hitting the ball all over the place," Phelps said.
The second-seeded Graf, who lost two match points in the 10th game of the second set, eventually wore down sixth-seeded Garrison and won, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3. Sukova, the seventh seed, beat 14th-seeded Barbara Potter, 6-1, 6-2. And the ninth-seeded Rinaldi won a battle of 18-year-olds, beating 12th-seeded Carling Bassett of Canada, 7-6, 6-2.