• Short Summary

    THE LAST EUROPEAN COMPETITORS IN THE MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WIMBLEDON, NICOLA PIETRANGELI OF ITALY, WAS KNOCKED OUT OF THE CONTEST BY A.

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    THE LAST EUROPEAN COMPETITORS IN THE MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WIMBLEDON, NICOLA PIETRANGELI OF ITALY, WAS KNOCKED OUT OF THE CONTEST BY A.E. FOX OF THE UNITED STATES ON SATURDAY. IN THE FOURTH-ROUND OF THE WOMEN'S SINGLES, MARIA BUENO, LAST YEAR'S CHAMPION, BEAT ONE OF BRITAIN'S TOP PLAYERS, MRS. ANN HAYDON JONES.

    THE MATCH BETWEEN FOX AND PIETRANGELI WENT TO FOUR SETS. PIETRANGELI FOUGHT HARD TO WIN THE FIRST SET, BUT FOX WON THE SECOND - AND WENT ON TO WIN THE OTHER TWO EASILY. ONLY THE PREVIOUS DAY PIETRANGELI HAD BEATEN THE LAST BRITISH MAN IN THE CONTEST, R. TAYLOR IN FIVE SETS. FOX HAS BECOME ONE OF THE UNITED STATES' MAIN HOPES IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. HE CAUSED A MAJOR UPSET WHEN HE EARLIER BEAT THE SEEDED SWEDISH PLAYER, LUNDQVIST. FOX NOW GOES ON TO PLAY THE SOUTH AFRICAN, DRYSDALE.

    A COMBINATION OF FINE WEATHER - AND A WEEKEND BROUGHT A LARGE CROWD TO THE ALL ENGLAND TENNIS CLUB'S GROUNDS AT WIMBLEDON. IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND WATCHED THE MATCHES. SOME OF THE SPECTATORS AT THE CENTRE COURT HAD QUEUED ALL NIGHT TO WATCH THE MATCHES THERE.

    MARIA BUENO - THE BRAZILIAN CHAMPION WHO WON LAST YEAR'S WIMBLEDON WOMAN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP, FOUGHT HARD TO BEAT ANN HAYDON JONES OF ENGLAND IN TWO SETS -6-4, 7-5. IN A DRAMATIC FINISH TO THE FINAL SET MARIA BUENO, SEEMING CERTAIN OF THE MATCH, HELD TWO MATCH POINTS - THEN, ANN HAYDON JONES WON ONE OF THEM BACK. BUT A MAGNIFICENT VOLLEY FROM THE BRAZILIAN BEAT THE ENGLISH GIRL COMPLETELY - AND BROUGHT VICTORY FOR MISS BUENO. MARIA BUENO HAS NOW ENTERED THE LAST EIGHT IN THE CONTEST. AS WELL AS KNOCKING MRS. JONES OUT OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP - MISS BUENO HAS ALSO CAUSED THE DOWNFALL OF ANOTHER ENGLISH PLAYER - W. SHAW, WHOM SHE BEAT 6-3, 6-2.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1RKQVNTIS700GWMT0A7S9LDML
    Media URN:
    VLVA1RKQVNTIS700GWMT0A7S9LDML
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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