January 6, 1990
Martina Navratilova, Hana Mandlikova, Helena Sukova and Jana Novotna are the first entries in the $350,000 Virginia Slims of Indian Wells to be held Feb. 26-March 4 at Hyatt Grand Champions.
September 11, 1989 |
Martina Navratilova, who won 19 Grand Slam doubles titles with Pam Shriver as a partner, teamed with Hana Mandlikova to take the U.S. Open women's doubles title Sunday. Navratilova and Mandlikova beat Shriver and Mary Jo Fernandez, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Navratilova and Shriver split last month. "We've had one of the greatest partnerships of all time together," said Navratilova, who is expected to team with Shriver next month in the Federation Cup.
August 6, 1989 |
With regard to women's tennis, we think of Steffi Graf, the most dependable German machine since the Benz, or Chris Evert, who someday soon will step out of bounds never to step back, or Martina Navratilova, who can still teach the teen-agers a thing or two, or even, more recently, Tracy Austin, whose recent auto accident once again reminds us of how good she once was, and how much greater she might have become with a little better luck.
June 25, 1989 |
Hana Mandlikova, a four-time champion in Grand Slam tournaments, has entered the $300,000 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles. A strong field is shaping up for the event, which will be held Aug. 7-13 at the Manhattan Country Club in Manhattan Beach. Also committed to playing are Martina Navratilova, Gabriela Sabatini, Chris Evert, Zina Garrison and Mary Joe Fernandez. Mandlikova, ranked No. 19 in the world, has won the Australian Open championship twice and the U.S. Open and French Open titles once each.
January 22, 1989
The old Hana Mandlikova won 4 Grand Slam tournaments, was once ranked No. 3 in the world and was terribly unhappy. The new Hana Mandlikova has a new ranking, a new coach, a new outlook and a new marital status. Now, after taking 6 months off to improve her health, both physical and mental, Mandlikova has returned to the sport that drove her away. "I am just fresh and eager and I have my heart in it," she said. "If my head is not there, my heart is not there."
January 17, 1989 |
After a decade of traveling the world on the women's professional tennis tour, Hana Mandlikova reached her break point last summer. She took the rest of the year off after competing at Wimbledon, the only Grand Slam event she has not won. "The first half of last year was the worst 6 months I've ever had playing tennis," she said after her successful return last week in the first round of the New South Wales Championships at Sydney, Australia.