• Short Summary

    The United States Open Tennis Championships begin Wednesday in Forest Hills, New York, with American Billie Jea n King and Australian John Newcombe heavy favourites to capture the singles crowns in the 12-day competition.

  • Description


    Rockaway Hunt Club courts on Long Island,



    Cliff Richey (U.S. 7th seed) playing A. Franulovic (unseeded, darkish brown long hair and long sideburns). Franulovic from Yugoslavia (pls confirm). In background, Mark Cox (U.K.) playing B. Fairley (not sure nationality); Roger Taylor (tall dark hair) playing B. German (nationality uncertain but believe American); Alex Olmeda warming up; cutaways to spectators, other players on sidelines; ws and ls unbroken courts many players in matches and warmups; Forest Hills Tennis club, various views and estabs; signs and liste of all men and women competitors (slow pan down each list, zoom in to last name on womens list: Chris Evert (the???lt year old American who beat Virginia Wade for Vightmans Cup. Note: Seeded players names in red, couple shots sign painter and workmen.




    Initials


    SPORT: TENNIS
    N.B. No pro sets or practice sessions conducted at Forest Hills proper because they wanted to save the grass. to get grass court practice, men.. at least..played at Rockaway. Suggest cut together and simply omit mention of rockaway.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The United States Open Tennis Championships begin Wednesday in Forest Hills, New York, with American Billie Jea n King and Australian John Newcombe heavy favourites to capture the singles crowns in the 12-day competition.

    Final qualifying matches for unseeded players were finished Tuesday at Forest Hills. Many players spent the afternoon in practice and playing so-called "Pro Set matches (8 games) to polish up their game

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA623GGAIF3GNJPG968ZPVFIL2Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA623GGAIF3GNJPG968ZPVFIL2Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment