Shriver is ousted in singles

June 25, 1994|By Sandra McKee

WIMBLEDON, England -- Pam Shriver would have liked to have obliged, but she couldn't find a telephone booth.

"I called home [Thursday] night to tell Mom and Dad I'd won my singles match," said Shriver. "And they knew I was facing both singles and doubles today. Mom said my dad said I should just go into a telephone booth and come out Superwoman."

The Lutherville, Md., native laughed, but yesterday she could only be human.

Shriver lost her noon singles match to Florencia Labat, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, in 1 hour, 36 minutes, but came back two hours later to team with Liz Smylie for a 6-2, 6-3 doubles victory over Irina Spirlea and Noelle Van Lottum.

Shriver was a little irked by Wimbledon officials who had made her singles match the first of the day on Court No. 4, even though she had played a late match Thursday.

"It's one of those situations you have to be able to handle here," she said. "They did the same thing to [Kenneth] Carlsen, and he had that five-setter against [Stefan] Edberg.

"I think when they can, they ought to adjust a couple hours."

Shriver and Smylie will face Asa Carlsson and Nanne Dahlman in a second-round match today.

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