Twenty two year old United States tennis star Jimmy Conners played one of his devastating games of tennis to humiliate 39 year old Ken Rosewall 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 in a U.
Twenty two year old United States tennis star Jimmy Conners played one of his devastating games of tennis to humiliate 39 year old Ken Rosewall 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 in a U.S. championship final which lasted only 67 minutes at Forest Hills, New York on Monday (9 September).
Australian Rosewall scored only 42 points in the most one sided match in the history of the championships.
At the Wimbledon singles final, earlier in the summer, Conners beat Rosewall in straight sets, losing only six games.
The win made the American left hander from Belleville, Illinois the first American since Conald Budge in 1938 to win all three of the big grass court tournaments - the Australian, Wimbledon and the United States Championship - in the same year.
Although in the women's final, an American also beat an Australian, the contrast was complete.
Mrs. Billie Jean King lost the first set to Evonne Geolagong and was three lave in the third before finally becoming champion 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.
SYNOPSIS: Evonne Geolagong serves in the third set of her tense struggle against America's Mrs. Billie Jean King in the Women's Single's Final of the United States Championships at Forest Hills on Monday.
Miss Geolagong had taken the first set and Mrs. King the second.
The young Australian took a tight grip on the third set and with a beautiful forehand shot took a three lave lead with the loss of only four points.
But Mrs. King won the nest three ganes at the cost of e\only three points.
And then the match was delicately in balance for a time, until Mrs. King broke through for a five four lead.
Mrs. King serves for the match - and clinches the set seven-five after a lave game flourish.
It was her fourth United States championship and prize money amounted to twenty two thousand five hundred dollars - the same as for the men's champion.
In the men's final Ken Rosewall thirty nine year old tried to avenge the trouncing he got from young Jimmy Conners at Wimbledon.
Instead Conners, playing one of his best games of his life, gave Rosewall an even mere humiliating beating.
Rosewall scored only forty two points in the most one-sided final in the history of championships.
The crowd, the largest ever at Forest Hills.
They saw Conners winning six one, six lave, six one and establishing himself as the brightest star in men's tennis. He's now won the Australian, and American Championships - and Wimbledon in one year.