• Short Summary

    MORE SHOCKS AT WIMBLEDON. AMERICA'S KAREN SUSMAN, NO. 8 SEED, CAUSED A MAJOR UPSET BY?

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    MORE SHOCKS AT WIMBLEDON. AMERICA'S KAREN SUSMAN, NO. 8 SEED, CAUSED A MAJOR UPSET BY BEATING BRITAIN'S ANN HAYDON, SEEDED NO. 5, IN THE WOMEN'S SEMI-FINALS AT WIMBLEDON, UK, JULY 5. SHE WON IN STRAIGHT SETS, 8-6, 6-1, TO GAIN A PLACE IN THE FINAL.

    THE 19-YEAR-OLD CALIFORNIAN GAVE A FINE DISPLAY OF VOLLEYING, SERVING AND COURT COVERAGE TO REVENGE HER WIGHTMAN CUP DEFEAT LAST MONTH AT THE HANDS OF ANN HAYDON, WHO THIS TIME FOUND HER OPPONENT TOO GOOD ALL-ROUND.

    MISS HAYDON HAD A GREAT CHANCE TO GRAB A 5-4 LEAD WHEN THREE TIMES SHE HAD AN ADVANTAGE POINT WITH THE AMERICAN SERVING. BUT MRS. SUSMAN'S SPEED TO THE NET AND HER DEADLY VOLLEYING GOT HER OUT OF TROUBLE AND EVENTUALLY WON HER THE SET, 8-6.

    IN THE SECOND SET, MISS HAYDON DROPPED HER SERVICE TO LOVE TO TRAIL 1-5 AND ALTHOUGH SHE SAVED ONE MATCH POINT THE RESULT WAS INEVITABLE. MISS HAYDON WAS THE LAST BRITISH PLAYER THIS YEAR REIGNING IN THIS YEAR'S SINGLES CHALLENGE.

    BIGGEST SHOCK OF THE DAY CAME WHEN CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S MRS VERA SUKOVA, AN UNSEEDED 30-YEAR-OLD, TROUNCED FORMER CHAMPION MARIA BUENO, 6-4, 6-3, IN THE OTHER SEMI-FINAL. THE PRAGUE HOUSEWIFE NOW MEETS KAREN SUSMAN, ANOTHER HOUSEWIFE, IN THE FINAL.

    IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE WIN FOR MRS SUKOVA, ALTHOUGH MISS BUENO'S GAME WAS FULL OF ERRORS WHICH KEPT HER RIVAL WELL-SUPPLIED WITH POINTS.

    MISS BUENO LED ONLY ONCE IN THE FIRST SET AT 3-2, AND THROUGHOUT SHE WAS STRUGGLING TO AVERT DEFEAT. THE CZECH REACHED 5-4 WITH A WINNING LOB, THEN MISS BUENO DOUBLE-FAULTED TO LOSE THE SET.

    MRS SUKOVA WON FIVE STRAIGHT GAMES IN THE SECOND SET BEFORE MISS BUENO HIT OUT AN OVERHEAD SMASH, AND GAVE THE GAME, SET AND MATCH TO MRS SUKOVA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA92M32MVL5KU2IZH453X8D521K
    Media URN:
    VLVA92M32MVL5KU2IZH453X8D521K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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