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    MRS BILLIE JEAN KING, AGED 23, FROM CALIFORNIA, CONFIDENTLY RETAINED THE WOMEN'S SINGLES TITLE ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE 1967 WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY (SATURDAY.)
    THE MATCH FAILED TO PROVIDE THE EXPECTED THRILLING CLIMAX TO ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR YEARS.

  • Description

    MRS BILLIE JEAN KING, AGED 23, FROM CALIFORNIA, CONFIDENTLY RETAINED THE WOMEN'S SINGLES TITLE ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE 1967 WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY (SATURDAY.)
    THE MATCH FAILED TO PROVIDE THE EXPECTED THRILLING CLIMAX TO ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR YEARS. MRS KING, WITH ASSURANCE AND AUTHORITY, DOMINATED PLAY TO BEAT THE BRITISH PLAYER, MRS ANN JONES, BY 6-3 6-4 IN 60 MINUTES.

    THE BESPECTACLED AMERICAN IS THE FIRST PLAYER TO WIN THE COVETED TITLE IN SUCCESSIVE YEARS SINCE MISS MARIA A BUENO OF BRAZIL WON IN 1959 AND 1960.

    MRS KING HELD SERVICE AFTER A STRUGGLE IN THE OPENING GAME BUT THEN FORGED AHEAD AND WAS TWICE WITHIN A POINT OF A 5-1 LEAD.

    MRS JONES, PLAYING IN A WIMBLEDON SINGLE'S FINAL FOR THE FIRST TIME, BROKE THROUGH IN THE SECOND SET TO LEVEL AT 3-ALL BUT DROPPED HER OWN SERVICE IN THE NEXT GAME. MRS KING SERVED OUT THE MATCH TO WIN 6-4 AFTER MRS JONES HAD BEEN WITHIN A POINT OF BREAKING BACK FOR 5-ALL.

    MRS KING RECEIVED THE HUGE GOLD-PLATED CHAMPIONSHIP SALVER FROM PRINCESS MARINA ON THE CENTRE COURT
    IN ALL, IT WAS A TRIUMPHANT DAY FOR MRS KING. WITH FELLOW AMERICAN ROSEMARY CASALS, SHE WON THE DOUBLE'S TITLE AND WITH AUSTRALIAN OWEN DAVIDSON WON THE MIXED DOUBLE'S TITLE AND WITH AUSTRALIAN OWEN DAVIDSON WON THE MIXED DOUBLE'S CHAMPIONSHIP -- THE "TRIPLE CROWN".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9MQ8LHV5BPK06AHOQ9QYLSVYR
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MQ8LHV5BPK06AHOQ9QYLSVYR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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