NEW JERSEY, USA
INTRODUCTION: Tennis...and Tracy Austin of the USA won the finals of the Toyota Series Championships on Sunday (20 December).
NEW JERSEY, USA
1. GV Austin serving (at far end) wins point. 0.25
2. SV Third Set: Scoreboard showing one set all and deuce. 0.28
3. GV Austin serving wins point. 0.53
4. SV Scoreboard showing Austin leading three games to one. 0.56
5. GV Match Point: Austin serving and after long rally, wins point and match, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. 2.00
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Background: NEW JERSEY, USA
INTRODUCTION: Tennis...and Tracy Austin of the USA won the finals of the Toyota Series Championships on Sunday (20 December). She beat Martina Navratilova by 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Afterwards, Miss Austin declared herself Number One in the world, and Martina Navratilova agreed. Tracy Austin had beaten Wimbledon champion, Chris Evert-Lloyd to reach the final.
SYNOPSIS: Martina Navratilova began as she had against Miss Austin in the S Open final, by taking the opening set easily. But her tenacious opponent received, wining the second set 6-4. In the final set, Miss Austin was to exploit Miss Navratilova's errors.
Miss Austin a service game for a 3?? lead. Miss Navratilova was making too many mistakes and the champion played with remarkable composure. This Toyota tournament is a round-robin event in which the leading eight players of the year are invited to compete.
At match point, Tracy Austin serving to set off the longest and most entertaining rally of the match.
Miss Austin won the point, the match and a cheque for 8,000 US dollars. Martina Navratilova, the Australian and Avon champion, had consolation of topping the women's money-winning rankings for 1981 with a total of almost 900,000 dollars in tournament earning alone.
Source: JACK SCHATZ