• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S MRS. ANN HAYDON-JONES SWEPT INTO THE WOMEN'S SINGLES FINAL OF THE FRENCH LAWN TENNIS?

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S MRS. ANN HAYDON-JONES SWEPT INTO THE WOMEN'S SINGLES FINAL OF THE FRENCH LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH A CRUSHING 6-0, 6-1 VICTORY OVER MRS. VERA SUKOVA, OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA, IN PARIS TODAY (SATURDAY).

    THE 24-YEAR-OLD LEFT-HANDED, WHO HAS CONCEDED ONLY SIX GAMES IN FIVE MATCHES DURING THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, PLAYED WITH FINE PRECISION, WAITING FOR HER OPPONENT TO MAKE ERRORS.

    MRS. SUKOVA, BUSTLED OUT OF HER STRIDE BY THE BRITISH GIRL'S ACCURACY, WAS UNABLE TO REPRODUCE THE GREAT FORM SHE SHOWED YESTERDAY IN TOPPLING THE WORLD'S TOP WOMAN PLAYER, AUSTRALIA'S MARGARET SMITH.

    IN THE FIRST SET, MOST RALLIES FROM THE BACK OF THE COURT ENDED WITH THE CZECH GIRL NETTING HER BACKHAND. SHE LOST HER SERVICE IN THE FIRST GAME, AND DID SO AGAIN AT 3-0 AND 5-0 AS MRS. HAYDON-JONES KEPT UP A STREAM OF ACCURATE STROKES.

    MRS. SUKOVA HAD TO WAIT UNTIL THE SIXTH GAME OF THE SECOND SET BEFORE SHE WON A GAME. BUT THE NEXT GAME WAS ALL MRS. HAYDON-JONES NEEDED. AT 40-15, SHE HOISTED A LOB AND MRS. SUKOVA NETTED. THE BRITISH GIRL, WHO WON THE TITLE IN 1961, NOW MEETS AUSTRALIAN LESLEY TURNER IN THE FINAL.

    TOP-SEEDED ROY EMERSON, OF AUSTRALIA, BATTLED TO A STRAIGHT SETS VICTORY OVER BRITAIN'S MIKE SANGSTER IN THE MEN'S SINGLES SEMI-FINAL. THE NIMBLE-FOOTED AUSTRALIAN OUT-SPED SANGSTER TO WIN 8-6, 6-3, 6-4.

    SANGSTER HAD BEEN STRIVING TO BECOME THE FIRST BRITON SINCE THE WAR TO REACH A MEN'S SINGLES FINAL OF A MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT EMERSON'S SERVICE WAS MORE ACCURATE AND HE VOLLEYED IN SHARPER FASHION.

    SANGSTER LED 5-4 WITH HIS SERVICE TO FOLLOW IN THE FIRST SET AND WAS 3-0 UP IN THE THIRD. HAD HE NOT DOUBLE FAULTED SO OFTEN AT CRITICAL TIMES IN THE MATCH HE MIGHT HAVE COME NEAR VICTORY. EMERSON MEETS FRANCE'S PIERRE DARMON IN THE FINAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1G0JDGTBLBUF3VIOYY4CQUOQG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1G0JDGTBLBUF3VIOYY4CQUOQG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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