• Short Summary

    MARGARET SMITH OF AUSTRALIA BEAT THE WIMBLEDON WOMEN'S SINGLES CHAMPION MARIA BUENO OF BRAZIL TODAY (SATURDAY) IN WHAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE BEST WOMEN'S FINAL SEEN AT WIMBLEDON FOR 20 YEARS.

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    MARGARET SMITH OF AUSTRALIA BEAT THE WIMBLEDON WOMEN'S SINGLES CHAMPION MARIA BUENO OF BRAZIL TODAY (SATURDAY) IN WHAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE BEST WOMEN'S FINAL SEEN AT WIMBLEDON FOR 20 YEARS. THE 22-YEAR-OLD MISS SMITH WON BACK THE TITLE AFTER LOSING IS TO THE 25-YEAR-OLD BRAZILIAN LAST YEAR -- GIVING AUSTRALIA A WIMBLEDON "DOUBLE", FOLLOWING ROY EMERSON'S RETENTION OF HIS MEN'S SINGLES TITLE YESTERDAY.

    MISS SMITH WON 6-4, 7-5, AFTER A HARD-FOUGHT MATCH. MISS BUENO BEAT MISS SMITH LAST YEAR 6-4, 7-9, 6-3, TO WIN THE TITLE FOR THE THIRD TIME. MISS SMITH, HOWEVER, HAS NOW BEATEN MISS BUENO 14 OUT OF THE 18 TIMES THEY HAVE MET. TODAY'S MATCH LASTED 55 MINUTES, WITH BOTH PLAYERS USING POWER SKILFULLY BLENDED WITH FINESSE.

    MISS BUENO, WHO HAD SHOWN ERRATIC FORM BEFORE THE MATCH, SWEPT BACK TO HER BEST, COMBINING BALLERINA GRACE OF MOVEMENT WITH MUSCULAR POWER. BUT MISS SMITH WAS ALSO IN EXCELLENT FORM. A HIGHLY TRAINED ATHLETE, SHE PROBABLY HAD THE VITAL EDGE IN SPEED AROUND THE COURT AND SNATCHED VICTORY BY WINNING THE FEW POINTS WHICH REALLY MATTERED IN THE FINELY BALANCED MATCH.

    GAMES WENT AGAINST SERVICE EARLY ON IN THE MATCH, BUT MISS SMITH RAN INTO A 4-2 LEAD WITH A BREAK-THROUGH, AND THEN SERVED TO 5-2. MISS BUENO SAVED A SET-POINT IN THE EIGHTH GAME AND PULLED UP TO 4-5, BUT MISS SMITH CAPTURED THE SET IN THE NEXT GAME.

    BOTH PLAYERS DROPPED SERVICES AT THE START OF THE SECOND SET, BUT MISS BUENO WAS THROUGH AGAIN FOR 3-2. AT 5-4, SHE NEEDED ONLY TO HOLD SERVICE TO FORCE A DECIDING SET, BUT A DOUBLE-FAULT LOST HER THE GAME AND MISS SMITH WAS BACK ON EQUAL TERMS AT 5-ALL. WHEN THE PLAYERS WERE 6-5, MISS BUENO LOST A POINT WITH A FOOT-FAULT. WITH HER CONCENTRATION BROKEN, SHE HIT OUT FOR LOVE-40, AND NETTED THE VITAL MATCH POINT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZD3Y1LT97ZNQ8ZMYTXSYLUKE
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZD3Y1LT97ZNQ8ZMYTXSYLUKE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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