1989 Wightman Cup

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The 1989 Wightman Cup was the 61st edition of the annual women's tennis competition between the United States and Great Britain. It was held at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in the United States and played on indoor hard courts. The Wightman Cup was discontinued after this edition.[1]

Notable stories[edit]

Youngest player ever to play in Wightman Cup[edit]

In this edition of the Cup 13-year-old Jennifer Capriati played the second match against Clare Wood, notching up a double bagel - that is, a 6–0, 6–0 victory - over the Briton. She became the youngest player ever to play in the Wightman Cup's history, beating the previous record by two years.


United States
7
The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
1989
Hard (Indoors)

Great Britain
0
1 2 3
1 United States
United Kingdom
Lori McNeil
Jo Durie
7
5
6
1
   
2 United States
United Kingdom
Jennifer Capriati
Clare Wood
6
0
6
0
   
3 United States
United Kingdom
Mary Joe Fernández
Sara Gomer
6
1
6
2
   
4 United States
United Kingdom
Mary Joe Fernández / Betsy Nagelsen
Sara Gomer / Clare Wood
6
2
7
6
   
5 United States
United Kingdom
Lori McNeil
Sara Gomer
6
4
6
2
   
6 United States
United Kingdom
Mary Joe Fernández
Jo Durie
6
1
7
5
   
7 United States
United Kingdom
Patty Fendick / Lori McNeil
Jo Durie / Anne Hobbs
6
3
6
3
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis : An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 534. ISBN 978-0-942257-70-0.