• Short Summary

    Stan Smith of the United States and the Wimbledon champion Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia on Thursday (September 6) won through to join Australians Ken Rosewall and John Newcombs in the semi-finals of the United States Tennis Championships at Forest Hills.

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    Stan Smith of the United States and the Wimbledon champion Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia on Thursday (September 6) won through to join Australians Ken Rosewall and John Newcombs in the semi-finals of the United States Tennis Championships at Forest Hills.

    Smith who is fighting for his second U.S. title easily beat 26-year-old New Zealand Onny Parun in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.

    Jan Kodes, Smith's successor as Wimbledon champion had a much harder struggle against Yugoslav Nikki Pilic, the man whose suspension led to Smith and the other top professionals boycotting this year's Wimbledon championships.

    The match was not decided until the fifth set when kodes finally broke Pilic's service.

    Kodes won 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5, and will now meet Stan Smith in the semi-final.

    In the women's doubles semi-final second seeds Margaret Court of Australia and Britain's Virginia Wade defeated Australians Evonne Goolagong and Janet Young, the fourth seeded pair, 6-0, 6-4.

    They will play the top seeds Billie Jean king and Rosemary Casals who entered the final by defeating the unseeded team of Chrls Evert of the United States and Olga Morozfa of the Soviet Union 6-2, 6- 1.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB34K2GM3DP64P3RIS37W2BJYH
    Media URN:
    VLVAB34K2GM3DP64P3RIS37W2BJYH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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