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Diane Barker's Blog For Senior ITF in Turkey

USA Beats Australia

Diane and Jack Barker

Under stormy skies the USA 55 ladies took the court against their strongest competition to date.
 
Susan Wright, at No. 2 singles, once again dominated her opponent with power and placement to win 6-1, 6-0.
 
I played No. 1 singles and took the court against Ros Balodis. Ros, was last year's No. 1 world player in the women's 50s and I've got the No. 1 ranking in the women's 55.
 
Both country fans and many other tennis players showed interest in this match as I am one of few players ever to beat Ros.
 
This match lived up to the expectations with many long points and games. I played well and prevailed with strong defense and accurate put-away shots 6-4, 6-0.
 
The doubles was played throughout a light rain and then for a while ... heavy rain along with strong winds. The USA had a lead 6-4, 6-7, 2-1 when the rain when the match was halted.
 
It was decided that the match would not be completed since the USA had one both singles.
 
Tomorrow Great Britain!!!
 

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