1987 Australian Open Final

Before she played Hana Mandlíková
the great Martina Navratilova
polished off several slices of pavlova,

which she later came to regret.
She was beaten in straight sets.




About Damian Balassone

Damian Balassone is a delusional Collingwood supporter who writes poetry and fiction. He is the author of 'Strange Game in a Strange Land'.


  1. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    Nice DB. Was that the last final at Kooyong?

  2. Pat Cash, the last man to lose a final @ Kooyong, then the first man to lose a final @ Rod Laver Arena, nee Melbourne Park ?


  3. DBalassone says

    How did Cash fair in the ’86 Australian Open, Glen?

  4. DB , i reckon he missed that year.

    I don’t recall him getting very far, so i’ll surmise he was out injured.


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