• Short Summary

    In the Italian Hard Court Tennis Championships at Foro Italico, Rome, Chris, Evert of the United States retained her Women's Singles title with surprising ease on Saturday (31 May) by beating Czechoslovakia's Martina Navratilova 6-1, 6-0.

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    In the Italian Hard Court Tennis Championships at Foro Italico, Rome, Chris, Evert of the United States retained her Women's Singles title with surprising ease on Saturday (31 May) by beating Czechoslovakia's Martina Navratilova 6-1, 6-0.

    Miss Evert's performance throughout the tournament had been impressive. She had reached the finals without losing one set, and without being challenged seriously by any of her opponents.

    In last year's Italian final she had beaten Miss Navratilova by 6-3, 6-3, but during the past twelve months the Czech girl emerged as a world class player, and a tough battle was anticipated on Saturday.

    But Miss Evert is an apparently faultless tennis machine, and she gave her opponent no chance. The sheer power of her two-fisted backhand and the all-round depth of her ground strokes mixed with an occasional drop shot, completely demoralised Miss Navratilova.

    All Miss Navratilova's attempts to get into the match with good serving and Volleying were blunted by Miss Evert's impenetrable defence, and the American girl needed only forty-two minutes to earn the winner's prize of five thousand dollars.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7XTUGQ2OC5CS3X83J0G9N0JRR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7XTUGQ2OC5CS3X83J0G9N0JRR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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