August 27, 1986 |
Wimbledon champion Boris Becker brushed back a surprisingly strong challenge from Canada's Glenn Michibata today in advancing into the second round of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Other winners were second-seeded Mats Wilander, No. 4 Stefan Edberg and No. 11 Mikael Pernfors, all from Sweden. No. 2 Chris Evert Lloyd, No. 3 Steffi Graf of West Germany, No. 5 Pam Shriver, No. 7 Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia and No. 13 Stephanie Rehe all won.
June 18, 1985 |
A record 41 nations have entered the Women's Federation Cup team tennis competition scheduled for Oct. 6-13 in Nagoya, Japan, the International Tennis Federation announced. Defending champion Czechoslovakia will send the foursome of Hana Mandlikova, Helena Sukova, Iva Buderova and Marcela Skuherska that has produced two straight championships.
March 18, 1989 |
Steffi Graf beat seventh-seeded Helen Kelesi of Canada, 6-1, 6-1, in 47 minutes Friday in the quarterfinals of a $300,000 Virginia Slims tennis tournament. In one semifinal, Graf will play fourth-seeded Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia, who beat Halle Cioffi of Knoxville, Tenn., 6-3, 6-2. The other semifinal will pit Jana Novotna of Czechoslovakia, a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Terry Phelps of Larchmont, N.Y., against third-seeded Chris Evert, who defeated fifth-seeded Mary Joe Fernandez, 6-2, 6-2.
March 2, 1986 |
Kathy Jordan upset Martina Navratilova, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6, Saturday night in the semifinals of the $150,000 Virginia Slims of California tennis tournament at Oakland. Jordan, who won the third-set tiebreaker, 9-7, will face Chris Evert Loyd in tonight's final. Lloyd defeated Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia, 7-5, 6-4, to move within one match of her second tournament title in as many weeks. Lloyd won the final at Boca Raton, Fla., last Saturday.
June 19, 1987 |
Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia rallied from 2-5 in the final set and upset American Chris Evert 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 today to reach the final of the $200,000 Pilkington Glass women's grass court tennis championships for the third consecutive year in the run-up to Wimbledon. Sukova, seeded No. 3, will meet the winner of the other semifinal between defending champion Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver, who faced each other later in the day. Sukova, who beat Evert in their last meeting in the 1986 U.S.
September 3, 1985 |
Yannick Noah, the No. 7 men's seed, moved into the quarterfinals and No. 3 women's seed Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia advanced to the semifinals today at the U.S. Open Tennis championships. The French-born Noah defeated 18-year-old Jay Berger, who made the tournament field as a wild card, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 6-1. Mandlikova, a runner-up here in 1980 and again in 1982, scored a 7-6, 7-5 victory today over another Czech, No. 7 seed Helena Sukova, winning the first-set tie-breaker 7-4.