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    Wimbledon, London.

    SV. Australians Lew Hoad and Ashley Cooper arriving on court just before start of the Wimbledon men's singles final match. CU. Cooper, pan to Hoad. GV. Massed crowds. SV. Cooper waiting to receive service at far end. GV. Hoad serves and Cooper hits it back, point to Hoad. SV. Crowd applauding. SV. Umpires stand and players change ends. CU. Scantily dressed girl. GV. Cooper serves to Hoad at far end, Hoad hits it back. Cooper returns the ball and Hoad hits back and the ball goes out - point to Cooper. SV. Crowds applauding. GV. Cooper serves, Hoad hits back. Cooper back, Hoad back, Cooper tries a cross shot by Hoad runs at the net and gets it back. Cooper rushes in and tries to get it past Hoad. Hoad puts his racket out and pushes it back past Cooper. SV. Crowds applauding. LV. Cooper bouncing the ball preparing to serve. SV. Hoad waiting at far end. GV. Cooper serves for match point. Hoad hits it back and Cooper puts it into the net. They run forward to meet each other at the net - Hoad wins. SV. They shake hands across the net and walk towards the umpire. SV. Crowds applauding. GV. Two players walk towards the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He shakes hands with Hoad and Cooper. SV. Duke turns to take the cup from an official and hands it to Hoad and at the same time tells him to turn round and face the cameras.

    GV. Massed crowds applauding. GV. Queen Elizabeth II sitting down. Start of the Wimbledon women's singles final match between two American tennis players, Miss Althea Gibson and Miss Darlene Hard. LV. Gibson serves and Hard comes into picture. Gibson returns. Hard back. Gibson back just inside the line and wide of Hard. Althea Gibson wins point. SV. Crowds applauding. GV. Hard at the far end, serves. Gibson back. Hard back. Gibson has to chase this one but gets it back a high one. Hard smashes back. Gibson hits another high one. Hard smashes back. Gibson gets her racket to it but it shoots out of the court. Point to Hard.

    CU. Woman wearing paper hat applauding. SV. Girls come to the umpire's stand and have drink. CU. Two girls in "Coolie" hats. SV. Gibson at far end, about to serve. She serves, the ball comes back to her and she hits it back again. LV. Hard hits it back, and it comes back from Gibson. Hard hits it back. Camera pans up to see Gibson - ball returns from Hard but believe it to be out. CU. Woman in crowd clapping. GV. Gibson preparing to serve - set point. GV. Gibson serves and Hard hits it into the net. They run towards the net. LV. As they meet and shake hands over the net and start to walk beside it. CU. Women in crowd clapping. SV. Pan to the Queen walking onto the court. SV. Crowds applauding. SV. Queen hands the trophy to Miss Gibson and shakes hands with her. Angle shot of part of crowd clapping. SCU. Miss Hard kissing Miss Gibson and hugging her. Althea Gibson is the first black woman to win the Wimbledon tennis championship.


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    01:19:05:00 / 01:21:40:00
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