September 18, 1989 |
Kathy Rinaldi had eight service breaks during a 7-5, 7-5 victory over second-seeded Pam Shriver in the rain-delayed All-American tennis championships Sunday at Amelia Island, Fla. Shriver countered with six service breaks of her own, but the baseline style of Rinaldi prevailed. "We put a lot of pressure on each other's serves," Rinaldi said. "At first I thought I was going to lose because I was playing too safe instead of going for it. But looking back, I feel I played really well."
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 30, 1989 |
By Tuesday, it was already a bad week for Pam Shriver. Ninth-seeded at the U.S. Open, she lost her first-round match to Larisa Savchenko of the Soviet Union, 6-2, 6-3. Shriver, whose ranking has dropped from No. 5 to No. 9 this year, has not won a tournament and is not exactly enjoying a run of luck. Besides losing early at the Open again--she lost in the second round last year--Shriver has been dropped for the Open by Martina Navratilova, her doubles partner of nine years.
August 12, 1989 |
If there are to be surprises in the Virginia Slims of Los Angeles tennis tournament, they will have to wait until the semifinals. Three of the top four seeded players won in straight sets Friday afternoon at Manhattan Beach. The other, top-seeded Martina Navratilova, was scheduled to play No. 7 Hana Mandlikova in the evening session. No. 2 Gabriela Sabatini defeated No. 8 Catarina Lindqvist of Sweden, 6-2, 6-4. No. 3 Zina Garrison beat No. 12 Nathalie Tauziat of France, 6-4, 6-2, and No.
August 9, 1989 |
In what may be the most famous breakup of a successful act since Sonny and Cher, Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver are no longer a doubles team. Navratilova and Shriver have won a record 20 Grand Slam titles, but unless they get back together, they won't win another. They will part ways officially at the U.S. Open when Navratilova plays with a new partner, Hana Mandlikova.
July 29, 1989
Pam Shriver has entered the $300,000 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles tennis tournament, but Yugoslav Monica Seles, 15, has withdrawn to concentrate on her schoolwork.
July 28, 1989 |
Pam Shriver, a finalist in the Virginia Slims of Newport (R.I.) tennis tournament last Sunday, has entered the $300,000 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles tournament. With Shriver's addition to the field, five of the top 10 players in the world are in the 56-woman field vying for the $60,000 first prize.
July 26, 1989 |
Maybe Pam Shriver, despite towering potential, a gift from God, will never win a major tennis tournament. It's not incumbent she do so because there's more to life than applause, partaking of championship celebrations and making eloquent acceptance speeches. Pam Shriver is far above all that. Her human qualities, especially her concern for others, surpass where she is in the world rankings and what happened at the last tour stop.
July 22, 1989 |
Second-seeded Pam Shriver needed three sets Friday to defeat Jill Hetherington and advance to the semifinal round of the Hall of Fame Championships at Newport, R.I. Shriver rallied after losing the second set to beat her unseeded Canadian opponent, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Shriver will play South Africa's Rosalyn Fairbank, who defeated Hu Na of San Diego, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4. The other semifinal will pit top-seeded Zina Garrison against No. 8 Gigi Fernandez.
July 19, 1989 |
Top-seeded Zina Garrison defeated Lisa Albano, 6-1, 6-1, and second-seeded Pam Shriver stopped Anne Henricksson, 6-3, 6-2, Tuesday in the first round of a $200,000 Virginia Slims women's tournament at Newport, R.I. Defending champion Lori McNeil, seeded third, beat Wendy White, 6-4, 7-5. Fourth-seeded Patty Fendick was upset by Hu Na, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1, and fifth-seeded Amy Frazier lost to Michelle Jaggard, 6-1, 6-2. Others advancing were No. 6 Ros Fairbank, No. 7 Gretchen Magers and No.