• Short Summary

    Wimbledon tennis fortnight opened in warm, sunny weather on June 22. There was a touch?

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    Wimbledon tennis fortnight opened in warm, sunny weather on June 22. There was a touch of drama when a refreshment tent outside the main gates of the All-England Club went up in flames. The fifty people inside all came out safely. Record crowds queued up for championship tickets outside the grounds.

    In the opening match on the centre court, Neale Fraser of Australia, last year's runner-up, beat Pierre Darmon of France. There was one surprising result during the afternoon, when Italy's Pietrangeli was beaten by Al Bucholz.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7MUX20WTP6MPUT4M5O1QO833C
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MUX20WTP6MPUT4M5O1QO833C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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