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Chris Evert vs Kathy Rinaldi – 1985 Wimbledon SF (2/2)

November 16, 2019


10 Comments

  • Reply Joe Momma February 8, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Chris' interview at the end is why I always rooted for her. Classy, measured…yet confident.

  • Reply tom schmitz February 8, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    what the heck is russell talking about? 1) a volley in singles is different then a volley used in doubles? and 2) it's very hard for a player with a two handed baseline game to junk ball another player? HUH? IT'S CALLED such things as two handed backhand slices, two handed backhand moonballs and what rinaldi WAS doing here in this match with her ONE HANDED FOREHAND chopping/slicing/dinking it occassionally? geez, it's bad enough you have no knowing oh my enberg in the booth, but with russell too?!..

  • Reply Cush March 25, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    The Wimbledon women's tournaments from 1983 to 1986 could also have been suspended. The winner was clear from the start.

  • Reply Len Welch August 9, 2018 at 12:08 am

    It was exactly one year before in W SF where all of Chris’s gym work for previous year paid off by dismantling Mandlikova. Since that time Chris played excellent tennis in 84 W final, almost won 84 Open final, beat Martina after 13 losses in jan85 , won French open 85. No one could see it but Chris had a year left in contention for number one winning French again in 86 . After this match she played her final W final going 3 sets against Martina, what happened in a year was the advent of Graf, relegating Chris to number 3. She still reached her final slam in 88 austr. Beating Martina in SF.

  • Reply Len Welch August 9, 2018 at 12:18 am

    She meant to say that Martina’s competition was a class higher than her opponents leading up to final.kathy didn’t give her the type of preparation for final due to her style of play being a baseliner. It would’ve helped more if Chris had faced Shriver or Sukova to practice playing against a serve and volleyer. I noticed Chris’s comments after the final Di match were word for word what she said after losing to Martina with Bud . Whether she is number one or number two either will have their day. Chris had to push herself to th3 limit for 2 years to improve to be able to give Martina a match. People forget just how much Martina was above Chris and others .

  • Reply Len Welch August 9, 2018 at 12:22 am

    For Chris to admit that Martina had no competition including herself. Shows humility.

  • Reply arbyfc January 22, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Who is the woman discussing the matches at the end of vid ??

  • Reply JK 64 February 20, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Rinaldi….A WIMBLEDON SEMI FINALIST 😳😳😳😳 I HAD NO IDEA

  • Reply Lance Martin March 9, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    I would enjoy seeing some of Navratilova’s match against Zina Garrison. Solid performance from Zina.

  • Reply JK 64 March 10, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Evert should be a 6…7 time Wimbledon champion

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