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    TOP-SEEDED WORLD CHAMPION ROD LAVER OF AUSTRALIA, TODAY (FRIDAY) SHOWED THAT HE HAD FULLY OVERCOME THE UNCERTAINTY OF HIS PREVIOUS MATCH, AND POWERED HIS WAY INTO THE LAST 16 IN THE DAY OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP BY BEATING DANISH INTERNATIONAL JAN LESCHLY IN THREE STRAIGHT 6-3 SETS.

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    TOP-SEEDED WORLD CHAMPION ROD LAVER OF AUSTRALIA, TODAY (FRIDAY) SHOWED THAT HE HAD FULLY OVERCOME THE UNCERTAINTY OF HIS PREVIOUS MATCH, AND POWERED HIS WAY INTO THE LAST 16 IN THE DAY OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP BY BEATING DANISH INTERNATIONAL JAN LESCHLY IN THREE STRAIGHT 6-3 SETS.

    ON THE WOMEN'S SIDE, HIS COMPATRIOT JUDY TEGART BEAT BRITAIN'S WINNIE SHAW IN TWO STRAIGHT SETS -- 6-0 AND 7-5.

    THE LAVER-LESCHLY MATCH WAS AN ALL-LEFTHANDER. THE 28-YEAR-OLD DANE IS CONSIDERED A VERY STRONG OPPONENT IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT, AS A QUALIFIED CHEMIST, HE IS UNABLE TO DEVOTE FULL TIME TO TENNIS. BUT HE WAS NO MATCH TODAY FOR THE 30-YEAR-OLD LAVER -- THE ACKNOWLEDGED WORLD NUMBER ONE -- WHO WAS IN A WINNING GROOVE OF SPRAYED VOLLEYS AND PASSING SHOTS ALL OVER THE COURT.

    JUDY TEGART, THE EIGHTH-SEEDED AUSTRALIAN, TOOK THE FIRST SET IN A STRAIGHT 6-0 FROM HER OPPONENT WINNIE SHAW OF BRITAIN. IN THE SECOND SET, THOUGH, THE STURDY SCOTTISH PLAYER SHOWED HER WIGHTMAN CUP INTERNATIONAL FORM AND RALLIED -- MAKING MISS TEGART FIGHT FOR A STRAIGHT WIN. THEN, IN THE 12TH GAME OF THE SECOND SET, WITH JUDY TEGART LEADING 6-5, WINNIE SHAW SERVED BUT WAS UNABLE TO KEEP THE AUSTRALIAN FROM MAKING THE MATCH POINT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1DB2NUTN6DIMTQ5UK67XIQE1S
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DB2NUTN6DIMTQ5UK67XIQE1S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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