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—AP Laserphoto Linda Seigei’s revealing outfit revealed more than planned when a strap slipped during her match at Wimbledon. Siegel's Dress Plunges Too Far WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Staid old Wimbledon blushed but declined to be offended by the plunging neckline that plunged too far in the 102nd All-England Tennis Championships. The accident happened to 18- year-old Linda Siegel of Piedmont, Calif., in a second-round match Wednesday against veteran Billie Jean King, six-time wom- en'schampion. Siegel lost the match, 6-1, 6-3, and some dignity, when a thin shoulder strap on her white dress slipped, leaving her left breast exposed. The matter was rectified in seconds but not before alert photographers had clicked their cameras. Siegel awoke Thursday morning to find herself the most talked-about player in the tournament. London's tabloids us#d pictures of her on their front pages, full- length, while the more conservative papers mentioned the incident discreetly. Siegel put ailing defending champion Bjorn Borg and brassy John McEnroe on the back page while pushing to an inside page Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's meeting with President Carter in Tokyo. Siegel, embarrassed but good natured, said she had thought the dress might be “a little dangerous because I couldn't wear a bra." But she added, "It was the only one I took with me. I didn't realize it was so revealing." Commented King: "I would say if you're well endowed, show-it." The ancient All-England Croquet and Tennis Club, which had banned Gussie Moran's lace panties exactly 30 years ago and had snobbishly stuck to an all-white dress code until the 1970s, hardly fluttered an eyelash. "I know of no official reaction," said young Christopher Gorringe, slated to become secretary of the club. *'We have more important matters to occupy our time. After all, it wasn't deliberate and the poor child must have been more embarrassed than any of us. "Frankly, I'm sorry she lost." See Page 28,Column 1 THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN Sports Scores For results of major events please call 231-3564 or 231-3565. day or night FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1979 27 Seeds Tumble; Borg Injured 41 st-Rated Wilkison, 19 , Drops Single Set to Vilas WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Tim Wilkison, an athletic 19-year-old from Shelby, N.C., conquered Guillermo Vilas 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 Thursday as the slaughter of seeded players continued at the Wimbledon tennis championships. With the second round of the men's singles completed, only nine of the original 16 seeds were left in contention. To throw the tournament even more open, defending champion Bjorn Borg was troubled by a thigh injury and had doubts about going through with his third-round match Friday. The Swedish star said in the morning he had only a 25 percent chance of playing. But he practiced later and was reported to be moving well about the court. Also eliminated was Manuel Orantes of Spain. Gilles Moretton of France outlasted him 7-6, 3-6, 76. 3-6, 6-1. Meanwhile, in the women's draw, 16-year-old Wimbledon Trips Vilas Once Again WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Guillermo Vilas made one more disappointing exit from Wimbledon Thursday but said: "I still hope to win this tournament one day. I'm not dead yet." Tim Wilkison, a 19- vear-old American, defeated the Argentine star, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6, in the second round. Wimbledon h a s brought one disappointment after another to Vilas. He reached the quarterfinals in 1975 and 1976 but was eliminated in the third round in 1977 and again last year. "This is the one big tournament I have never won," said Vilas, who has won all the other Grand Slam events — the U.S., French and Australian opens. He won the Australian last December, his first big win on grass courts. American Tracy Austin opened her Wimbledon bid by overcoming South Africa's Brigitte Cuypers 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the second round. She had a first- round bye. It was a patchy encounter with a lot of errors by both players, but Austin showed no ill effects from the groin muscle injury that forced her to pull out of a warm-up tournament at Eastbourne last week. Seeds previously put out were Vitas Gerulaitis, Arthur Ashe, Corrado Barazzutti, Jose Higueras and Wojtek Fibak. Jimmy Connors, warming up after a sluggish start, downed Marty Riessen 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0 for a place in the third round. The upset results have left Connors with no seeded players in his way until he reaches the quarterfinals. If play continues according to form, he then would play Victor Pecci, the tall, big-hitting Paraguayan, who defeated Australia's Phil Dent 6-4, 7-6. 6-3. Pecci. who was litllo known until earlier this month, defeated Connors in the» semifinals of the French Open. If Borg withdraws, ninth-seeded Brian Gottfried would also have an easy passage to the quarters — if any matches in this cut-throat, see-sawing competition can be called easy. John McEnroe, the No. 2 seed, already was safely through to the third round. Two American seeded players in McEnroe’s half of the draw progressed Thursday. Roscoe Tanner demolished Peter McNamara of Australia 6-1, 7-6, 6-4, and Tim Gullikson beat big Tomas Smid of Czechoslovakia 7-5, 6-7, 6-2, 6-4. Wilkison, ranked No. 41 in the United States, threw' himself about on the grass court and retrieved everything in sight to beat the sixth-seeded Vilas. See Page 28, Column I —AP Laaarphoto Silvio Martinez is congratulated by catcher Terry Kennedy one-hitter since joining the Cardinals Wednesday night against and first baseman Keith Hernandez after he tossed his third the Montreal Expos. Martinez had a no-hitter until the eighth. Cards' Martinez Is a Big Hit A's No. 1 Choice Finds Money Tight MIAMI (AP) — Juan Bustabad had heard a lot about Charley Finley. And Finley, whose Oakland A’s made Bustabad the fifth player chosen in baseball’s draft three w’eeks ago, has lived up to his reputation so far. Bustabad, a slick-fielding shortstop just graduated from Hialcah- Miami Lakes High School, hasn't come close to signing with the A s, run with a tight fist by Finley. A w'eek after the draft, Bustabad was called by the gruff owner: "He asked me how much I wanted and I asked him how much he was offering. He said, ‘$25,000,’ and I told him that I was thinking more like $70-75,000.1 don't think he liked that. "He asked me w ho was representing me and I told him my brother-in- law (Henry Owens) was. Then he asked me for my brother-in-law's phone number and I couldn't find it. "I told him 1 could get it from my mother but he told me, ‘You mean, you don't know his number?’ and hung up on me," Bustabad recalled. "Where it stands now, they either don't have enough money or can't afford it," he told the Miami News. Finley couldn't be reached for comment. "It is always difficult for me to prepare for the grass courts here. I need two or three weeks. I have been practicing on grass, of course, but it was a different surface from the one I played on today." Vilas served well in the first set but later hit six double faults. Vilas said that at other tournaments, players can practice on the courts they are going to play on. "At Wimbledon, you can't do that," he said. "You have to practice elsewhere. At Wimbledon itself, you just have to sit around in the changing room or in the bar. I need more space." But He's Not Giving Up Many These Days ST. LOUIS (AP) — "Everybody said that it was a bad trade," recalled Vein Rapp, a Montreal Expos coach. "I didn't think it was then, and I don't think so now." Rapp’s comments postdate the acquisition of right-hander Silvio Martinez 19 months ago by St. Louis, when Rapp was the Cardinals’ manager. Martinez was the then-unnamed player obtained in deals sending Don Kessinger and Clay Carroll to the Chicago White Sox. Now the 23-year-old Dominican Republic hurler is beginning to make the transactions look good. Dave Hamilton, a left-handed reliever, was also part of the exchanges. But it is Martinez, the high-kicking author of three one-hitters, who is producing divi- dends "It was too much Silvio," Montreal's manager Dick Williams declared after Martinez held the Expos hitless for 7 ~-:i innings en route to the third one-hitter Wednesday night. "He did a hell of a job. He threw breaking stuff when he was behind," said Williams. "I guess that's about the best I've seen him throw. And I liked his control best." Martinez has not always had the ability to throw strikes consistently. In 1978, he walked 71 in 138 innings and had a 9-8 record. Then, during spring training, he established a meaningful dialogue with pitching coach Claude Osteen. The topic was pitching motion and style of deliv- with Martinez. "I couldn't figure out what he was trying to do," said Osteen in comparing the angles from which his pupil was facing batters to those of another Latin American, Luis Tiant. Martinez confirmed the tone of the talk. "Claude is talking to me all the time," he said. "He keeps telling me to face the plate, face the plate." Against Montreal, Martinez worked past a two-out error in the first, then set down 21 batters in a row before Duffy Dyer's two-out single in the eighth. It was his fifth victory in the last six decisions, giving him a 6-2 record. He struck out seven and walked none. "It was almost like sitting in a rocking chair," said catcher Terry Kennedy. Bucs Get Madlock Jones' Decision to Fight May Be Too Tall an Order SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Reaction was swift and somber after the San Francisco Giants traded popular second baseman Bill Madlock to the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday. "It's basically a giveaway," said third baseman Darrell Evans, referring to the fact the Giants acquired right-hander Ed Whitson and two minor league hurlers for Madlock and veteran lefty Dave Roberts. San Francisco also reportedly sent Lenny Randle from their Phoenix farm club to Pittsburgh. Madlock, a two-time NL batting champion, is the league's career batting leader among active players. Whitson has a 2-3 record, one save and a 4.34 earned run average this season. Roberts is 02 with a 2.57 ERA. Madlock and general manager Spec Richardson insisted the move was not the result of a recent feud between Madlock and manager Joe Altobelli. Madlock recently criticized a team meeting called by Altobelli and, as a result, was benched for four days. The Giants, in the same deal, also acquired right-hander Fred Breining and left-hander A1 Holland. They will move from the Pittsburgh farm system to that of the Giants. "It doesn't look like a very fair deal," Evans said after the announcement was made at a Candlestick Park news conference. "For our two guys, you've got to get a 20-game winner." Willie McCovey, the club’s elder stateman at 41, had similar feelings. "I wouldn’t have made the See I* ige 28, Column 3 —AP Laserphoto Bill Madlock talks about his trade to Pittsburgh with reporters Thursday. If the road was reversed, if Ed Jones was turning in his gloves at age 28 to go play defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys, he might still be Too Tall, but he would also be considered Too Dumb. Most would think he'd as soon aspire to be Miss America and part-time brain surgeon. Yet the announcement from the Dallas giant that he will chuck football and pursue a pug's life drew a few chuckles and one or two sideward glances, but few John Q. Publics recommended Too Tall for the Minnesota home for the left-handed. John Q. and family merely assume Jones can make the swap in vocation with a minimum of bother. Jones had played out his option with DalL.s, rejecting the Cowboys' final contract offer. If this announced pursuit of the world heavyweight championship is a ploy for a better football contract, the 6-9 Jones has not owned up to the strategy. He vows instead he is serious and points out that with only a few well-publicized fistfights, he can earn as much money as he could if he played at Dallas until Tom Landry smiled. Jones counts two Golden Gloves adventures at age 16 when ho was a growing sprout of 6-7 as fine preparation for a world title shot. And in light of Larry Holmes’ lackluster defense of his WBC crown last Friday and former champ Leon Spinks' impersonation of a chump against a forgettable South African last Sunday, Jones' dream may not be directly traceable to a corncob pipe. But a few fight folks who have had more than two Golden Gloves bout believe that Too Tall Jim Lassiter may be in over his head, which means he has waded into some aw fully deep water. Angelo Dundee, the fight genius who orchestrated the career of perhaps the most famous man today, Muhammad Ali, does not discourage Jones, but neither does he rush out to sign Too Tall for his stable. "I'd have to see him work out," says Dundee. “You can put a guy through certain th ills to see if he has the movements a fighter needs. But what we have to remember is that with Too Tall and these other big guys today, we re dealing w ith tre* mendous athletes. "Muhammad ain't no little guy (6-3 and 220 when he's in shape), and there was never anybody w ho moved like him. They said he could have been a great tight end. But that doesn’t mean,Too Tall can do it. I've got to see him first before I can say that." #. Even if an able trainer could fake Jbpfs and mold him so that he could go into a r ing and put up an adequate offense, that does not mean he could take the punishment from heavyweights See Page 29, Column 1

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