Tennis -- and the United States and Britain have both won their first round matches against easy opposition, in the 155,000 dollar Federation Cup.
Tennis -- and the United States and Britain have both won their first round matches against easy opposition, in the 155,000 dollar Federation Cup. America -- the cup holders -- faced South Korea in the first round. Tracy Austin's six-love, six-love victory over Choi Y Kyung Mie took only forty minutes, and set her country up for over-all victory and a passage through to the last sixteen. Britain, who beat spain three-???, are also through to the last sixteen, but Sue Barker fell heavily during her match against Monica Alvarez, straining back ligaments and a groin muscle. Miss Barker remains doubtful for the second round watch against West Germany. Despite her fall Miss barker carried on, and defeated her Spanish opponent six-love, ten-eight. Peter Landy of the Australian Broadcasting Commission saw both Miss Barker and the fifteen-year-old Tracy Austin win their matches.