Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 12, 1974 · Page 163
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May 12, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 163

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HELPS LUNGS EXCESS PHLEGM. Bronkaid" Tablets work two ways to relieve Bronchial Congestion and Bronchial Asthma. Clinic-tested Bronkaid combines three important ingredients, in one tablet, to help clear clogged air passages and rest re free breathing f i r hours. An expectorant works to loosen sticky, stringy phlegm while two bronchodilators help relax tightened bronchial muscles...and ease the distress resulting fr m air trapped in the lungs. ()f all leading tablets, only Bronkaid works these two ways to give you rapid relief from coughing and wheezing of bronchial congestion and bronchial asthma. Available w i t h o u t a prescription. Drew Laboratories; Div. of Sterling Drug Inc.. New York, X.V. 10016. At age 76, Robin Ten/ley's goals in life? "I want to win more money in tennis than anyone, and I want to win all the titles that can be won," she says. YouwesiPiD by Charles Peterson BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. A t age 16 when most girls are thinking about"dates," clothes, and the junior prom, Robin Tenney is making money--good money. Thus far on the Virginia Slims circuit she has cleared more than $4000. . Robin, a southpaw from Beverly Hills, Calif., is a tennis professional, one of the youngest in the game. She turned pro last year on Sept." 17, 1973, entered her first pro tournament in Houston, and lost to Billie Jean King in the quarter finals, 6-1 , 6-1, a day after Billie Jean had humiliated Bobby Riggs in the Astrodome. The second time Robin took on Billie Jean she did much better, losing 6-3 7-5. A fiercely .determined brunette, Robin is convinced that with work she can become the world's No. 1 female tennis player. "I never think," she says, "about being second in anything. I'll work and slave until I reach the top and then I'll do whatever I have to do to stay there. 'The truth is that I thrive on competition and pressure and crowds. I want to earn more money in tennis than anyone. And I want to win all the titles that can be won." Move to California Originally from Scarsdale, N.Y., Robin was 11 when her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Tenney--he's in the real estate business--moved to Southern California. A year later Robin was ranked No. 1 in her age division in the area, remained there until she turned pro. The youngest of three tennis-playing sisters, Robin is by nature and background a driver, an achiever, and very much in temperament like her mother who at home is known as the "White Tornado." When she's not playing the tennis circuit, Robin attends Rexford School in the mornings, then practices tennis all afternoon at the Los Angeles Tennis Club, usually with Perry Wright and Howie Schoenfield, two nationally ranked juniors who are sure she's got the concentration and the all-round game necessary to achieve her fondest dreams. One reason Robin turned pro at age 15 was.because she could then travel on the pro circuit along with her sister Laurie who was accompanied by their parents. Laurie, 18, is a freshman at Stanford. She drops out three-quarters of the year to play the pro circuit. A family affair First of the Tenney girls to take up tennis was Susan, 21, who's now left it in favor of art and real estate. "I took lessons from Elwood Cooke, the tennis pro at Sunningdale .Country Club in Westchester," Susan recalls, "then played in amateur tournaments. Laurie and Robin followed me in .tennis, I guess, with more determination and endurance. "Robin could have been the first top ambidextrous girl player in this country," Susan explains, "but she finally decided that she was Jefthanded. Anyway, she's an ambitious, driving, highly competitive girl--and unless she falls in love with someone or something other than tennis--I think one day she'll beat Billie Jean King, win Wimbledon, and Forest Hills, too. "Incidentally, she gets straight A's in school, which should give you some idea of how she plays tennis--not only with her body but with her brain as well."

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