People: Sep. 22, 1986

THE AMERICANOVAKIAN OPEN, summed up one headline. And, indeed, for the first time in ten-nis history, four -- count 'em, four -- Czechoslovak-born players reached the finals of the U.S. Open last week, the first time any single country was so well represented. When it was all over and done at New York City's National Tennis Center, Helena Sukova, 21, and Miloslav Mecir, 22, flew home to Czechoslovakia and hero's welcomes, while the victorious Czechomericans Ivan Lendl, 26, and Martina Navratilova, 29, collected their $210,000 prizes and stayed on in their adopted country. Although he is still a Czech citizen, Lendl...

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