• Short Summary

    EIGHTEEN-EAR-OLD EVONNE GOOLAGONG, THE BRIGHTEST HOPE AMONG AUSTRALIA'S UP AND COMING WOMEN TENNIS PLAYERS, HAD NO TROUBLE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MAKING HER WAY INTO THE THIRD ROUND OF THE NORTH OF ENGLAND HARDCOURT TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SOUTHPORT IN LANCASHIRE
    THE CONTESTANTS ARE PLAYING FOR THE EN-TOUT-CAS TROPHY.

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    EIGHTEEN-EAR-OLD EVONNE GOOLAGONG, THE BRIGHTEST HOPE AMONG AUSTRALIA'S UP AND COMING WOMEN TENNIS PLAYERS, HAD NO TROUBLE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MAKING HER WAY INTO THE THIRD ROUND OF THE NORTH OF ENGLAND HARDCOURT TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SOUTHPORT IN LANCASHIRE
    THE CONTESTANTS ARE PLAYING FOR THE EN-TOUT-CAS TROPHY.

    THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT WAS DELATED FOR SEVERAL HOURS BY RAIN AND NOT ALL MATCHES COULD BE PLAYED YESTERDAY. MISS GOOLAGONG HAD A BYE FOR HER FIRST MATCH AND IT WASN'T UNTIL THE EARLY EVENING THAT SHE TOOK THE COURT.

    DESPITE THE SHOCKING CONDITIONS, THE YOUNG AUSTRALIAN PLAYED HARD, SUSTAINED TENNIS TO BEAT HER ENGLISH OPPONENT, MISS ANNE WILLIAMS IN STRAIGHT SETS... 6-3, 6-1.

    BORN IN 1951, MISS GOOLAGONG FIRST CAME UNDER NOTICE WHEN SHE WON THE AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR TITLE. SHE TOOK OUT THE TITLE AGAIN THIS YEAR AND REACHED THE QUARTER FINAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS BEFORE BEING BEATEN BY ANOTHER AUSTRALIAN, MARGARET COURT.

    IT'S THE FIRST TRIP ABROAD FOR THE YOUNG AUSTRALIAN AND ITS THE FIRST TIME AN ABORIGINE HAS APPEARED ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPORTS SCENE.

    ALSO TAKING PART IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE FELLOW AUSTRALIANS KEN FLETCHER WHO DIDN'T PLAY YESTERDAY AND JOHN COOPER WHO HAD A BYE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4OJLJTBMIOAGFXKTQJ0EKIN59
    Media URN:
    VLVA4OJLJTBMIOAGFXKTQJ0EKIN59
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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