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Blast from the past: Evert-Lloyd unmatched as tennis greats gather

Today in SA sports history: May 14

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Today in SA sports history: May 14

1983 — America’s world No2, Chris Evert-Lloyd, wins a women’s exhibition tennis tournament at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, beating compatriot Andrea Jaeger 6-3 6-3 to take the R25,000 first prize. The tournament also featured Billie Jean King and Sylvia Hanika, but the final day attracted fewer than 16,000 fans.

1995 — Ndoda Mayende takes on Thailand’s legendary boxer, Samson Dutch Boy Gym, holder of the marginal WBF junior-bantamweight title, but he’s stopped in the fifth round of their bout in Bangkok. Mayende, who had failed in a bid for the SA flyweight title the year before, won the national junior-flyweight belt in 1999. Samson, by comparison, went unbeaten throughout his career and made 38 defences of the belt, winning all but five of them inside the distance. He never fought a mainstream champion...

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