The USA fell to South Africa, the defending champions, in the semis of the Althea Gibson Cup. The tie came down to the third set of the deciding doubles match, where So Africa prevailed over Americans Dori deVries and Dorothy Matthiessen. DeVries beat Van Collier at #2 singles and Jeannie Lieffrig, the defending world champion, beat Matthiessen.
The USA, seeded 1 in the Godfree Cup, also lost, this time to Australia, 2-1. Australia was lucky to have advanced to the knockout stage of the event, as their round robin ended in a three way tie and they edged out So Africa by less than a % point in number of games won and lost.
Play is just now starting in Perth.