Fifth-seeded Catarina Lindqvist of Sweden routed Kim Shae
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) _ Fifth-seeded Catarina Lindqvist of Sweden routed Kim Shaefer 6-3, 6-0 Sunday in the opening round of the Lynda Carter women’s indoor tennis championships at Rutgers University.
Lindqvist lost only six points in the 16-minute second set as she cruised into the second round.
After the match, Shaefer said she was leaving the tennis tour.
″I’ve decided to devote full time to being a combination teaching, pro, wife and mother,″ Shaefer said. She returned to the tour last summer after giving birth to a boy in July 1986.
In other first-round results, Ann Henricksson rallied for a 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 win over Terry Phelps; Kathrin Keil beat Beth Herr 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, and Grace Kim ousted amateur Nicole Arendt 6-3, 6-3.
Top-seeded Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia begins play Tuesday against Liz Smylie of Australia. No. 2 Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia takes on Australian Dianne Balestrat, and No. 3 Kathy Rinaldi plays Hu Na.