The United States Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadow, New York, ended on Sunday (9 September) with a national emphasis not equalled since 1935.
GV Vitas Gerulaitis series to McEnroe and ??? when he nets McEnroe's return
TV MCEnroe serves an ace to win first set. (7 - 5)
LV Second set point. Gerulaitis serves and McEnroe wins point and set with backhand down sideline
CU Electronic scoreboard showing McEnroe leading two sets to love.
SV Crowd applauding
LV Third Set McEnroe serves and wins point
CU Scoreboard showing match point to McEnroe at five games to three
LV Match point. McEnroe serves and wins when Gerulaitis plays ball out of court, McEnroe throws racket in hand before shaking hands with Gerulaitis and walking off court
GV PAN Crowd watch as Chris Evert Lloyd serves to Austin in first set of women's final
SV Crowd watching rally
TV First set point rally in progress with Austin (nearest camera) winning point, when Lloyd puts return out of court
CU Electronic scoreboard showing score 6 - 4 to Austin
TV Austin serves and loses point by netting after 7 stroke baseline rally
SV Match officials
LV Match point. Austin serves and wins when Lloyd nets her return. Players shake hands at net and walk off
CU Final Scoreboard showing 6-4, 6-3 to Austin
CU Austin holding trophy aloft
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Background: The United States Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadow, New York, ended on Sunday (9 September) with a national emphasis not equalled since 1935. Young Tracy Austin, at sixteen years of age, became the youngest ever to win the women's national title, beating defending champion Chris Evert Lloyd in two straight sets. John McEnroe, aged twenty, also beat fellow countryman, Vita Gerulaitis, in three straight sets to become the youngest men's winner since Pancho Gonzales in 1948. A crowd of nineteen thousand watched the young champions claim their victories.
SYNOPSIS: Gerulaitis serves to McEnroe, but lose the point when he nets McEnroe's return. Earlier McEnroe lost his only serve game of the match.
McEnroe serves an ace to win the first set 7 - 5.
The second set point -- with Geulaitis serving. McEnroe wins the point and the set, with a blistering backhand.
In the third set, McEnrow serves and wins the point, to give him five games to three.
Match point. McEnroe serves and Gerulaitis plays ball out of court, to give the big victory to McEnroe.
The long punishing rallies of the Women's Final began in the first set. Chris Evert Lloyd serving to Tracy Austin.
With the first set point rally in progress, Austin showed her accuracy and resolve by forcing Lloyd to return out of court making it 6 - 4 for Austin.
Austin serves, and after a seven stroke baseline rally loses the point to Lloyd.
Match point and Lloyd who hoped to become the first to win the women's singles for five successive years nets her return and Tracy Austin becomes the youngest players eve to win the final.