• Short Summary

    THE NUMBER ONE SEED MARGARET SMITH OF AUSTRALIA AND THE NUMBER TWO SEED, MARIA BUENO OF BRAZIL TODAY (THURSDAY) WON THEIR WAY THROUGH TO THE FINAL OF THE WOMEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP AT WIMBLEDON.

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    THE NUMBER ONE SEED MARGARET SMITH OF AUSTRALIA AND THE NUMBER TWO SEED, MARIA BUENO OF BRAZIL TODAY (THURSDAY) WON THEIR WAY THROUGH TO THE FINAL OF THE WOMEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP AT WIMBLEDON.

    IN THE FIRST MATCH MARGARET SMITH FACED HER OLD OPPONENT THE DIMINUTIVE BILLY JEAN MOFFITT OF THE UNITED STATES WHOM SHE BEAT IN THE FINAL OF THE WIMBLEDON SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS LAST YEAR. DESPITE RUMOURS OF CENTRAL COURT "NERVES", MISS SMITH MOVED CONFIDENTLY INTO THE MATCH MAKING THE MOST OF HER GREATER HEIGHT AND LONGER REACH TO COUNTER MISS MOFFITT'S REPEATED THRUSTS. THE AMERICAN PLAYER AT TIMES WAS SUPERB AT THE NET BUT WAS UNABLE TO PENETRATE MISS SMITH'S DEFENCE. MISS SMITH'S GREAT ASSET WAS HER CRISP VOLLEYING - EVEN WHEN SHE WAS FORCED TO PLAY FROM THE BASE LINE.

    A DISAPPOINTING END TO AN EXCITING WIMBLEDON FOR MISS MOFFITT. SHE WENT DOWN TO MISS SMITH IN TWO STRAIGHT SETS 6-3, 6-4.

    THE OTHER SEMI-FINAL ON THE CENTRE COURT TODAY WAS BETWEEN THE AUSTRALIAN MISS LESLEY TURNER AND THE BRAZILIAN CHAMPION MARIA BUENO. MARIA BUENO WON THE SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP AT WIMBLEDON IN 1959 AND 1960 AND IN THE LATER GAMES OF TODAY'S MATCH SHOWED A LOT OF THE FORM SHE DISPLAYED ON THOSE OCCASIONS. HOWEVER THE GAME DID NOT GO ALL HER WAY. THE AUSTRALIAN GIRL WON THE FIRST SET QUITE CONVINCINGLY TAKING SIX GAMES TO THREE. THE MATCH ROCKED BACK AND FORTH OVER NINETY TENSE MINUTES. WHEN MISS TURNER TOOK A 4-2 LEAD IN THE DECIDING SET IT APPEARED THAN AN ALL-AUSTRALIAN FINAL WAS INEVITABLE. BUT WITH A DISPLAY OF DEVASTATING VOLLEYS AND BRILLIANT GROUNDSTROKES, MISS BUENO PULLED THE MATCH ROUND HER WAY TO WIN THE SET 6-4. MISS BUENO BEAT MISS TURNER 3-6, 6-4 AND 6-4.

    THE WIMBLEDON WOMEN'S SINGLES FINAL WILL BE PLAYED BETWEEN MARGARET SMITH OF AUSTRALIA - LAST YEAR'S WINNER - AND MARIA BUENO OF BRAZIL - WINNER OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1959 AND 1960.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA50NHPXP0ASQ1JAOWT3J8FX1MR
    Media URN:
    VLVA50NHPXP0ASQ1JAOWT3J8FX1MR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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