Roger Taylor, Britain's remaining player in this year's Wimbledon Championships, swept through top the semi-finals today (Wednesday July 1) when he beat Clark Graebner in their interrupted quarter-final.
GTV Graebner serves; (Taylor 2 sets up & leading 11 to 10 in third set) wins point after rally (40-all)
TV Graebner serves, rally Taylor wins point (Advantage Taylor)
GTV Graebner serves, Taylor returns, Graebner hits out of court (game, set & match to Taylor)
SCU Players shake hands
GTV Players walks off
Casals serves (Court leads 4 games to 1 in 2nd set)...Casals nets ball for 15 all:
CU Court serves-Advantage Mrs. Court
CU Casals awaits serve.
TGV Court serves, rally (game, set & match to Mrs. Court)
CU Players shake hands
SCU players walk off
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Background: Roger Taylor, Britain's remaining player in this year's Wimbledon Championships, swept through top the semi-finals today (Wednesday July 1) when he beat Clark Graebner in their interrupted quarter-final.
Margaret Court, the Women's number one seed, beat the diminutive Rosemary Casals in straight sets in her semi-final and now meets Billy Jean King in the final.
The men's quarter-final between Taylor and the ninth-seeded American Graebner was interrupted yesterday (June 30) when rain stopped play. Taylor was leading by two sets to love and by eight games to seven in the third set.
It was no quick victory for Taylor: Graebner saved nine match points through some courageous second services. Taylor eventually won the third set 12-10 and goes through to meet the Australian Ken Rosewall in the semi-final.
The final result was Taylor beat Graebner 6-3, 11-3, 12-10.
Margaret Court showed no signs of trouble from her suspect ankle in her semi-final against the 21 year-old American Rosemary Casals. She raced to a four-one lead in the first set but the American wasn't beaten yet and she pulled back to level the score at four all. But the Australian proved too powerful for her and took the first set 6-4.
The second set was little more than a formality with Mrs. Court dropping only one game. She now meets three-time Wimbledon champion, Billy Jean King in the Final.
The final result was Mrs. Court beat Miss Casals 6-4, 6-1.
SYNOPSIS: Clark Graebner, the American number nine seed, serves to Britain's Roger Taylor in an attempt to stay in this Wimbledon quarter-final. The match was halted by rain on Tuesday (30 June) with Taylor leading by two sets to love and by eight games to seven in the third set.
Graebner--through some courageous second servicing-- managed to save nine match points, against Taylor, seeded sixteenth. Taylor wins this point to give him his tenth match point, as eleven games to ten.
...Graebner puts Taylor's return out and Taylor goes through to the semi-final against Australian Ken Rosewall in three straight sets 6-3, 11-9, 12-10.
In the Womens' semi-final Rosemary Casals lost the first set to the number one seed Margaret Court by six games to four after fighting back from four games to one down. In the second set Miss Casals was again four games to one down, but this time there was no fighting back, the powerful Australian improved with each game and showed no signs of being troubled by her suspect ankle.
Mrs. Court serves at match point..and takes the second set by six games to one to go through to the final.
Mrs. Court will meet the number two seed, Billy Jean King who beat the unseeded Mrs. Durr of France.