Tennis, and the quarter-finals of the women's singles championships at Wimbledon in England saw an all-United States clash between Billie Jean King and Chris Evert, both former champions,on Monday (27 June).
GV Scoreboard showing Chris Evert leading Billie-Jean King by 5-0 in first set PAN TO play with Evert winning point.
GV King serves and wins point for 30-all.
GV Scoreboard showing Evert leading 5-1 in first set PAN TO Evert serving and winning first set 6-1.
GV Evert serving in second set and wins point, game, set and match, runs to net and shakes hands with King PAN TO crowd.
SV Evert and King walk off court.
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Background: Tennis, and the quarter-finals of the women's singles championships at Wimbledon in England saw an all-United States clash between Billie Jean King and Chris Evert, both former champions,on Monday (27 June).
Miss Wade beat Rosie Casals of the United States 7-5, 6-2, in their quarter-final. The other semi-finalists are Miss Sue Barker who beat Mrs. Kerry Reid of Australia, 6-3, 6-4, and Betty Stove of Holland, who beat second seed Martina Navratilova, 9-8, 3-6, 6-1.
SYNOPSIS: Miss Evert, who is the number one seed for this year's title, raced to a five-nil lead int he first set, dropping only eight points on the way. Mrs. King, 33, was women's champion at Wimbledon six times between 1966 and 1975, but she had little answer to Miss Evert's tennis on Monday.
Mrs. King then held the service in the sixth game of the first set to avoid losing the set, but Miss Evert's better play was causing her problems.
A feature of the match was Miss Evert's anticipation. She rarely allowed Mrs. King to pass her at the net and failed only once to reach one of her opponent's drop shots She held her service in the seventh game of the first set to take the et 6-1.
The second sat followed a similar pattern, with Mrs. King winning the first game, but losing the next five. she held her service at 5-1 to save the match, but in the next game Miss Evert produced a superb forehand cross-court winner to lead 40-30, and then induced an error from Mrs. King for victory. Miss Evert, who is going for her third Wimbledon singles title, now faces third seeded Virginia Wade of Britain, in the semi-finals.