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    Hana Mandlikova’s son Mark Mandlik

    As many of you know Hana has a son and a daughter, twins, making their own mark on the tennis world. Mark Mandlik is a freshman at Oklahoma University and is off to a 6-1 start in dual match play. Mark has excellent ground strokes with a one handed backhand that is similar to his mother’s. He...
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    Bonnie "The Animal" Gadusek

    Here's an SI article from 1985 that goes into her background as a gymnast and her close call that led her down the path to being a top 10 tennis player for a time. Bonnie
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    Who remembers Isostar tennis wear?

    Seemingly an odd move for a sports drink company, but as an American, I might have never known about Isostar had they not ventured into tennis wear. Hana was the first pro that I saw to wear their line of clothing starting at Wimbledon in 1989. She wore it as late as the 1990 US Open as...
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    Mandlikova's Curious Endorsements Australian, Ellesse, Dunlop, Wilson

    Does anyone remember the line of tennis wear called Australian? It had a kangaroo on its logo. They used to outfit pros like Hana Mandlikova and Goran Ivanisevic for a time. Hana wore their clothing in the late 70's and into 1980 before going to Ellesse. She got caught up in a strange...
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    Hana Mandlikova using a Yonex R-32

    I have finally found a picture of Hana using what I believe to be an R-32 at Fed Cup in Prague, 1986. It's stenciled and everything. As far as I know it was the only time that she ever used that racquet and appeared to get some good pop on a clay court with it easily defeating Sabatini amongst...
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    Has anyone hit with a Yonex R-32?

    I've read through some old threads in the archives about many of the Yonex R series racquets. A friend let me hit with an R-22 back in the day. I've wanted to try the R-27 and R-7. But the one that fascinates me is the conventional framed R-32. I saw Hana Mandlikova use the R-32 during the...
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    Pat Cash: Uncovered

    Has anyone else read Cach's autobiography? A rather odd book in some ways, but I was very interested and read it rather quickly. I remembered there being some players upset when the book came out, and now I see why. He lets just everybody have it, from Mac to Newk to even Claudia Kohde Kilsch...
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    80's cat fights on the womens tour

    Looking back over my previous post in the Mandlikova/Sanchez thread, it comes across more harsh towards Martina and Chris than I actually intended it to be. But I didn't want to further hijack the thread by trying to tidy up things. So I thought I'd start a thread about 80's cat fights...
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    2007 Wimbledon is over

    Anyone else get a feeling in the pit of your stomach when another Wimbledon ends? I hate seeing all of the grand slams end. But most especially the big W. Despite the rain and the scheduling problems, this was another great one! And a unique one considering the roof of Center Court was...
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    Ode to Vilas

    To me, one of the unforgettable figures of the late 70's and early 80's was Guillermo Vilas. He was a fierce competitor on the court and friendly off the court. He won 4 grand slam titles, including the 1978 and 1979 Australian Opens on grass. The fields for those tournaments weren't great...
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