The United States' Chris Lloyd and Sweden's Bjorn Borg have won the singles titles in the French Open Tennis Tournament.
Wendy Turnbull of Australia serving
TV Game in progress. Turnbull hits net. Chris Lloyd wins point
SV K TV Turnbull serving. Chris Lloyd wins point
SV Turnbull walking across court
TV & SV Lloyd preparing to serve. Turnbull wins point (4 shots)
SV Turnbull walking
SV & TV Lloyd serving. Turnbull hits over base line (2 shots)
Chris Lloyd with trophy
GV Victor Pecci watches as Bjorn Borg serves. Borg hits wide. Pecci wins point (2 shots)
SV AND PAN Pecci waiting for Borg's service
SPLIT SCREEN SHOT Borg serving and Pecci waiting
TV Borg serving and play. Pecci hits the ball wide
SCU Pecci walking away after losing a point
GV & SV Borg serving (2 shots)
TV AND ZOOM IN AS Borg wins matchpoint. Pecci runs up and shakes hands
SV Borg and official with trophy
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Background: The United States' Chris Lloyd and Sweden's Bjorn Borg have won the singles titles in the French Open Tennis Tournament. It was Borg's fourth French title. He defeated Victor Pecci of Paraguay 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4 on Sunday (10 June). Mrs. Lloyd returned to the Roland Garros Courts in Paris after a four-year absence. She dominated the women's competition, capturing her third French title on Saturday (9 June), beating Australia's Wendy Turnbull 6-2, 6-0.
SYNOPSIS: Mrs. Turnbull was in disappointing form for the final. She had not beaten Mrs. Lloyd in their least nine matches. And the twenty-six year old Australia only rarely looked as if she had a chance of beating Mrs. Lloyd.
The world's top-ranked player did not show her best form either. Only once, at two-one in the first set, did Turnbull take the lead over her American opponent.
After an hour, Mrs. Lloyd was serving for matchpoint. She had dictated the match from the baseline, deliberately engaging Mrs. Turnbull in long rallies, and time and time again the Australian lost patience and hit out. Mrs. Lloyd won 6-2, 6-0.
The men's final was played on Sunday (10 June) between the title holder Bjorn Borg and surprise finalist Victor Pecci of paraguay.
Pecci looked insecure in the first two sets. Borg won them easily 6-3, 6-1.
In a close third set, Pecci narrowly won the tie-breaker 7-6. But Borg's experience proved too much for the Paraguayan, who lost much of his concentration in the fourth set.
Matchpoint for Borg after three hours and thirty three minutes....
....He won the French Open Title in four sets, 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4.