Jimmy Connors and Guillermo Vilas added $100,000 apiece to their bankrolls with tennis tournament triumphs yesterday in Toronto and Richmond, respectively.
Connors completed his grand march through the $250,000 Molson Challenge and advised fans that if they thought he was good at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, they haven't seen anything yet.
Connors overcame a stubborn comeback by 11th-ranked Jose Higueras, who made it to the final of the eight-man challenge as ailing Bjorn Borg's substitute, 6-2, 6-0, 5-7, 6-0.
"I can't play any better than I have played this week," said Connors, who professes not to see why he is ranked second to John McEnroe. "So, if you didn't like it I can't help you out. My main concern is just to try to stay at this level."
In the United Virginia Bank Classic, the No. 2-seeded Vilas served with precision in defeating No. 6 Steve Denton, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Denton never broke Vilas' serve all match, and settled for $32,000.
Vilas, who became the favorite when McEnroe, top-seeded but hurting, was upset in the second round, handled the hard-serving Denton with ease, breaking him four times.