• Short Summary

    TOP-SEED ROD LAVER OF AUSTRALIA TOOK ONLY EIGHT MINUTES YESTERDAY (7 SEPTEMBER) TO COMPLETE A STRAIGHT-SET SEMI-FINAL VICTORY OVER DEFENDING CHAMPION ARTHUR ASHE OF THE US IN THE MEN'S SINGLES OF THE US OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP, WHILE FELLOW-AUSTRALIAN MRS MARGARET COURT OVERCOME AN EARLY BOUT OF ERRORS TO DEFEAT AMERICAN NANCY RICHEY IN STRAIGHT SETS TO WIN THE WOMEN'S SINGLES TITLE.

  • Description

    TOP-SEED ROD LAVER OF AUSTRALIA TOOK ONLY EIGHT MINUTES YESTERDAY (7 SEPTEMBER) TO COMPLETE A STRAIGHT-SET SEMI-FINAL VICTORY OVER DEFENDING CHAMPION ARTHUR ASHE OF THE US IN THE MEN'S SINGLES OF THE US OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP, WHILE FELLOW-AUSTRALIAN MRS MARGARET COURT OVERCOME AN EARLY BOUT OF ERRORS TO DEFEAT AMERICAN NANCY RICHEY IN STRAIGHT SETS TO WIN THE WOMEN'S SINGLES TITLE.

    THE MATCH BETWEEN LAVER AND ASHE WAS INTERRUPTED ON SATURDAY (6 SEPTEMBER) BY DARKNESS WITH THE SCORE 12-12 IN THE FIRST SET.

    LAVER, WHO HOPES TO ADD THE $16,000 (GBP6,600 STERLING) TOP-PRIZE US TITLE TO HIS FRENCH, AUSTRALIAN AND WIMBLEDON WINS, BROKE ASHE'S FIRST SERVE OF THE DAY AS THE LANKY NEGRO COMMITTED THREE VOLLEY ERRORS, FOOT-FAULTED FOR A DOUBLE FAULT, AND HELD HIS OWN SERVE TO 30 TO WIN 8-6, 6-3, 14-12.

    TAKING NEARLY A SET TO GET HER HARD-HITTING GAME UNDER CONTROL, POWERFUL MRS MARGARET COURT DOWNED MISS RICHEY 6-2, 6-2 IN AN ERROR-FILLED MATCH TO TAKE THE $6,000 (GBP2,500 STERLING) FIRST PRIZE MONEY.

    MRS COURT, WINNER OF THE FRENCH AND AUSTRALIAN OPEN TITLES THIS YEAR AND THREE-TIMES FOREST HILLS CHAMPION AS AN AMATEUR, BROKE THE AMERICAN'S SERVE TO LOVE IN THE THIRD GAME OF THE SECOND SET TO END ANY DOUBT ABOUT THE OUTCOME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9DKPN6XDW8HLWVG8FQRTTK5UC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DKPN6XDW8HLWVG8FQRTTK5UC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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