The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on July 3, 1974 · 45
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SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER Wed., July 3, 1974 ittrtt Page 45 Wi tmMect iier Newcombe Billie Jean, Metreveli, Evonne out United Press International WIMBLEDON . (England) . It was the day of the" long knives at Wimbledon today-and, when the carriage was over, Billie Jean King, Evonne Goolagong and John Newcombe were gone, and -an almost 40-year-old was making the one last lohg run at the title he wants most in all the world. ' , ' Tiny Ken Rosewall carved Newcombe to pieces In four sets winning one of them at love; a 25-year-old Russian, Olga Morozova, cut down Billie Jean in straight sets, and Kerry Melville coolly dissected Evonne. When .; the smoke had cleared, three Americans had reached the last four in the men's singles a feat not. matched by the U.S. since 1947 when Jack Kramer, Tom Brown and Budge Patty gained the semis. Dick Stockton was the un- likely third member of this. . year's trio when he finished , up the day of upsets by blasting Russia's luuY seeded.-Alex Metre veh off the court . to join Jimmy Connors and Stan Smith ; in the semis. " Stockton next will meet Con- nors and the towering Smith will try to crush the . tiny RosewaU's dream of becoming the oldest man ever to .; win the world's premier ten- 1 nis event. In women's singles, it will ;. be Chris- Evert of the USA r against , Miss Melville, and.---Miss Morozova against Brit-"-ain's Virginia Wade. Connors, the third seed t-from Belleville, 111., defeat-, ed defending champion Jan ' Kodes of Czechoslovakia, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-8, 6-3: Smith, the fourth seed and 1972 title winner from Sea Pines, S.C., stopped unseeded giant-killer Ismael El Shafei of Egypt, 9-8, 7-5,6-8, 7-5, while the unseeded Stockton, of Port Washington, N. Y., toyed with Metreveli, last year's runner-up, 6-4, 7-5, . 6-1. ., ' But the biggest sensation of all was provided by the 39-year -oldy Rosewall, 20 years after he appeared in the first of. three losing finals, when .h e defeated three-time winner and title favorite, Newcombe, 6-1, 1-6, 6-0, 7-5. Mrs. King, the defending champion seeking her sixth title, lost her temper and the match, 7-5, 6-2 to the eighth seeded Mrs. Morozova. . But Chris Evert kept pace with her boy friend Connors by breezing by, 6-4, 6-2, over unseeded Helga Mastoff of Germany. In ' other matches, the sixth seeded Miss Melville of Australia took command of third seeded Miss Goolagong, 9-7, 1-6, 6-2, while Britain's Virginia Wade, the fifth seed, defeated unseed ed South African teen-ager, Linky Boshoff, 6-3, 6-2. Rosewall, winner of four Australian, two U.S., French and WCT titles but always a loser here, broke New-combe's heart with his return of service and his brilliant backhand passing shots. In the tlurd set, Newcombe, the reigning U.S. -and WCT champion, was able to win only 12 points. Whatever he did, it was not enough against an opponent who played with the zest of a youth making his first appearance in the hallowed confines of center court. "I, hope he wins it now," Newcombe said. "I've stopped him twice before." Rosewall wore his usual poker face mask when asked about his. chances against Smith, but Smith said, "If I was not playing him, I'd be Turn to Page 49, Col. 1 , ' v , - v & '.V :':,::::'V::fe:' ' ,'T'v,'W:vV,v:,::::::.'::::v:::':'".' , v'S'-' ' '' - ' :IillEli ' ::ur- W-m- f ' ' .'S&i m mwjv " miw'i r - - " ' ' '" j 1 1 - - ' - ; 1 ' WSJtViifiyl dvMt mAW01 .'5i'fsv-:i : mzm'" rtiwriwMmmmm ssss KEN ROSEWALL UPENDING JOHN NEWCOMBE AP Photo The 'huzzsaw9 runs smack into a buzzsaw mm Giants whip climb out of cellar Paares, Ray Lunny, determination etching his face, lands a left as he carries the attack to Shinji Wamabe, the Japanese "buzzsaw," in last night's lightweight fight at the Cow Palace. Lunny, throw ing leather in rapid-fire manner, is on the way here to a unanimous verdict. See Eddie Muller's story, Page 49. Examiner photo by Bill Nichols By Bucky Walter They had to go overtime to do it, but the San Francisco Giants finally found the winner's circle when they beat the San Diego Padres at Candlestick today, 3-2, and ended their brief NL-West Division basement stay. The Giants tied the score at 2-2 in the eighth and then won out in the tenth when leadoff batter Gary Matthews hit a home run over the left field fence. The Giants opened the scoring with a first-inning run on a triple by Thomas-son and Goodson's double. But the Padres grabbed a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning when young Dave Roberts led off with a home run off Ron Bryant. Another solo home run, this by Kendall, moved the Padres ahead in the seventh and prompted Manager Wes Westrum to call Elias Sosa from the bullpen. The Giants tied the sco;"e at 2-2 in the eighth when pinch-hitter Steve Ontiveros singled to score pinch-runner Dave Kingman. Jim Davenport, a San Tomorrow's Game: Giants vs. Padres on KSFO (560). Pre-game show at 11:55 a.m.; game at 12:10 p.m. FraVcisco Giants hero in the glory days, said, "Really, I hate to see it. But I'm glad for our sake." Davenport, the Padres' third base coach, waved five runners to home plate including Willie McCovey and Cito Gaston, who bludgeoned early-innings home runs as San Diego bested the Giants, 5-1. at Candlestick and moved into fifth place. Ironically, considering McC'ovey's majestic two-run homer off young John D'Acquisto in the third inning, the only other time since arriving in The City the Giants occupied the cellar so late in the season was in 1972 when Willie Mac broke his arm. playing' against the Padres in San Diego. In 1972. the Giants fell into last place May 2 and didn't extricate themselves until June 24. was their 18th in 27 games, while the Giants have lost 18 in 22, 10 in their last 11, whi'e not giving interim Manager Wes Westrum a victory in his four games at the helm of the leaky ship. "The Giants have had terrible luck with injuries. Things haven't panned out for them. "After a bad start, we've shown steady improvement. Our young players have executed fundamentals and cut down on mental errors. And that man (pointing to coach Uill Posedel's locker) has done a helluva job rebuilding our pitching staff." D'Acquisto, who had earlier twice bested the Padres, threw a home run pilch to Gaston in the opening inning 'o fail behind 1-0. In the third. Gaston singled infield with two outs and then McCovey launched his cir-cuiler directly over the cen-terfield fence. They were the only runs the young right- A's A ngel haunts ex -boss Williams By Glenn Sehwarz Examiner Staff ANAHEIM - As Angel Mangual rounded second base in the middle of his home run trot, both of his feet left the ground and his hands came together. Nobody knew if this victory step was an expression of joy for himself or a take-that gesture directed at Dick Williams, the somber-faced man in the California Angels' dugout who used to frown a lot at Angel when he was manager of the Oakland A's. But later, after Mangual's three-run homer and four RBI had helped keep Williams winless in his new job, the A's designated hitter made it clear for whom he was applauding. "I learned a lot from Dick Williams," said Mangual as the A's spilled into the clubhouse to savor their 7-5 triumph last night. "He taught me don't believe in nobody, just believe in yourself. "When I hit that home run, I wasn't thinking of how Williams treated me. I was thinking of myself." When Mangual worked for Williams for all three years the Angels' manager was in Oakland Angel seldom had a kind word for his boss. This was understandable, since Williams had few compliments for Mangual. Mental mistakes drive Williams up the dugout wall and Angel, young, inexperienced and lacking in confidence, would send his manager climbing several times a season. Those moments decreased annually, h o w-eyer, Williams gradually losing faith in Mangual and relegating him to full-time reserve status. Mangual was, in fact, the recipient of one of Williams' rare fines for throwing his batting helmet after being called back for a pinch-hittcr in a game last year. "I just had a good series in Boston, came back to Oakland, went 0-for-2 and he took me out," said Mangual. "I said, 'Hell with it. I'm no ball player.' "He gave me back the $500 at the end of the year, but I still didn't like it that other guys could throw their helmet and not get fined. He ' treated me like a little man. "Other times, he told me I would be in the lineup every Turn to Page 47, Col. 3 INSIDE- Good thinking Dick Williams, back in baseball after an enforced sabbatical, still has the smarts. He : showed that right off, after taking over as manager of the Angels, by naming Frank Robinson the team captain. Williams knows what Robinson can do for a club . . . how he helped Reggie Jackson, for instance. Wells Twombly, Page 46. Real amateurism What does one have to do to get a little help from the AAU? Bruce Jenner, national decathlon champion, , wonders. Comment, Page 46. Peerless pitcher "He's in a class by himself," said Dodger Manager Walt Alston after relief ace Mike Marshall did his thing again. Baseball, Page 47. V rr Germany, Dutch in final Associated Press DORTMUND (Germany) Johan Cruyff set up the first goal and scored the " second, leading The Netherlands to a 2-0 victory over defending champion Brazil today and into the championship game of the World Cup soccer tournament., The Netherlands wiil play for the title Sunday in Munich against West Germany, which beat Poland, 1-0, at Frankfurt. In other games played today, C o n n y Torstensson scored with four minutes . left to lift Sweden to a 2-1 victory over Yugoslavia, and Argentina and East Ger many scored first-half goals and then battled to a 1-1 tie in the final World Cup contest for both. Brazil, runnerup in Group A, and Poland, -second in Group B , will play for third-place Saturday. The Netherlands took command of the rough game, marked by several free kicks, in the second half. At the 50th minute, Cruyff sent a low pass to Johnny Neeskens, and Neeskens kicked the ball just under the cross bar and out of the reach of Brazilian goalie Leao. in the 65th minute, booting ler scored with 15 minutes home a center from the left left to give West Germany by Rob Rensenbrink. its victory. Some 35,000 wildly happy Dutch fans in the crowd of 54,000 spent some anxious moments in the first half, when Brazil played with confidence while The Netherlands seemed tentative. Brazil almost scored i n the 13th minute when Val-domiro hooked the ball over Arie Haan's head and burst through the middle. Dutch goalie Jan Jongbloed ran out but failed to get the ball. However, the ball bounced away from Valdomiro before he could get off a sho. Cruyff scored the clincher At Frankfurt, Gerd Mucl- Mueller broke the scoreless deadlock in the 75th minute of a game played on a muddy Held covered by water in spots, on a kick 40 feet from the goal. The ball sailed past the right hand of Polish goalie Jan Tomaszewski and into the net. West Germany needed only a tie to win Group B and advance to the final because it went into the game with a better goal differential than Poland which was tied with Germany on points. , 1 he win for the Padres Turn to Page 47, Col. 1 h JEILY kill SPECIAL iJconverser i - ( V m h miry hi-tops h ! j AND M ; 1 Black or White murilTC Boys 11-6 LOW-CUT5 N Men's 6V2. 13 1 H fcsssss mm DALY CITY 755-0556 755-0557 U n H H H OPFM MON. 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