VOLUME 13, Number 2

March 27, 2022

« Everything you always wanted to know about Hana Mandlikova »

Welcome in the first Website devoted to Hana Mandlikova’s tennis achievements. Let’s start the journey!

Let’s build together Hana’s « Hall of Fame » online

On this website, you can follow Hana Mandlikova’s career year-by-year, tournament by tournament. It will be completed step-by step and if you want to help you’re welcome! This site is a platform to share our passion for Hana, Tennis and « vintage » WTA of the 80’s.

I’m trying to re-create the years Hana spent on the tour and to relive all the tournaments she entered through the years, « as if you were there ». Till the end of the 80’s, the coverage of the WTA was not global. It is a real treasure-hunting to find reports, images, videos of even the most important tournaments.

When Virginia Slims came back as main sponsor of the tour by 1983, new laws about tobacco industries advertisement on TV made it difficult to the « Virginia Slims Series » tournaments on the US to be broadcasted on National TV. It’s why the newspapers reports are the remaining elements for most of these events.

Hana Mandlikova, Photo Elise Amendola DR, Hilton Head Island, Apr. 6,1982

A Journey through WTA 1980’s Golden Era

 As this « Museum online » is here to share Hana’s achievements with every tennis fans, I’ll be thankful for any help you may provide and share with us.

Please, contact me at info@insidehanastennis.com .

This blog also intends to celebrate the players of this great WTA-era. Along the pages, you’ll meet Tracy Austin, Pam Shriver, Manuela Maleeva, Andrea Jaeger, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Evonne Goolagong and many more… Thanks to these greats talented players, women’s tennis tour has become a global sport, and the first professional sport for women.

I do hope you’ll have as much pleasure to discover this journey through Hana Mandlikova’s career that I am having in searching and collecting all the contents you will find here!

  • Stephane (Paris, Fr., Feb. 1, 2022)


VIRGINIA SLIMS CHAMPIONSHIPS 1985 . Exclusive contents : Press review, original pics , video of her semifinal vs Martina and full interview from Inside Women’s Tennis.

1985 season is coming Work In Progress : first 16 events of 1985 are already online. more to come soon!

Biography completed years : 1980 to 1986, more to come soon!

GREAT NEWS : a 1hr interview of Hana Mandlikova. Fantastic Tennis, podcast hosted by Jon Guerrica. Discover it! He recieved so much Tennis Legends from the 80’s 90’s or from now. New episode with Hana just came out! I was happy to be part of this episode. Enjoy these amazing stuff and stories from Hana, who give so few interviews.