• Short Summary

    BRITAIN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) GAINED AN EARLY LEAD IN THE WIGHTMAN CUP TENNIS SERIES PLAYED AT CLEVELAND, IN THE UNITED STATES.

  • Description

    BRITAIN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) GAINED AN EARLY LEAD IN THE WIGHTMAN CUP TENNIS SERIES PLAYED AT CLEVELAND, IN THE UNITED STATES.IN THE FIRST SINGLES, MATCH, MRS.ANN JONES OF BRITAIN UPSET BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT OF AMERICA 6--2, 6--4.

    MRS.JONES CONSISTENTLY PLAYED THE BASELINE FORCING MISS MOFFITT INTO MISTAKES.THE MATCH WAS PLAYED IN A GUSTY WIND, AND MRS.JONES PLAYED STRONG FOREHAND SHOTS PAST THE ONRUSHING AMERICAN WHO HAD DIFFICULTY WITH HER RETURNS.

    MISS MOFFITT HAS BEATEN MRS.JONES IN SIX OF THEIR SEVEN PREVIOUS MEETINGS.

    HOWEVER, IN THE SECOND SINGLES MATCH ELIZABETH STARKIE -- REPLACING THE INJURED CHRISTINE TRUMAN -- WAS NO MATCH FOR NANCY RICHIE, AND WENT DOWN TO THE AMERICAN 6--1, 6--0 FOR THE UNITED STATES TO DRAW LEVEL.

    BRITAIN LAST WON THE WIGHTMAN CUP ON AMERICAN SOIL 40 YEARS AGO.THEY LAST WON THE TROPHY IN 1960 AT WIMBLEDON IN LONDON.SINCE THE SERIES STARTED IN 1923, AMERICA HAS WON THE CUP 23 TIMES TO BRITAIN'S SIX.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZLQC98R5SNZQT8IFXMHBS2MB
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZLQC98R5SNZQT8IFXMHBS2MB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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