• Short Summary

    AUSTRALIAN TENNIS STAR, MARTIN MULLIGAN, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) CAUSED AN UPSET IN ROME WHEN HE DEFEATED MANUEL SANTANA, OF SPAIN, TO WIN THE ITALIAN MEN'S SINGLES TITLE.

  • Description

    AUSTRALIAN TENNIS STAR, MARTIN MULLIGAN, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) CAUSED AN UPSET IN ROME WHEN HE DEFEATED MANUEL SANTANA, OF SPAIN, TO WIN THE ITALIAN MEN'S SINGLES TITLE. MULLIGAN DEFEATED THE SPANIARD, WHO WAS FAVOURITE, IN FOUR SETS -- 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.

    HOWEVER, THE WOMEN'S FINAL RAN TRUE TO FORM, WITH MARIA BUENO, OF BRAZIL, THE WIMBLEDON AND UNITED STATES TITLEHOLDER, BEATING AMERICA'S LEADING PLAYER, NANCY RICHEY. MISS BUENO, WHO HAD WON THE TITLE TWICE BEFORE, DEFEATED MISS RICHEY 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.

    MULLIGAN, WHO WON THE ITALIAN SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 1963, MADE AN UNCERTAIN START, BUT BY THE END OF THE MATCH WAS IN COMPLETE COMMAND. HIS BRILLIANT STROKEPLAY FROM THE BASELINE BROUGHT ROARS OF APPROVAL FROM THE CROWD. HIS PASSING BACKHAND SHOTS DISTURBED THE RHYTHM OF SANTANA'S PLAY, AND ENABLED HIM TO WIN THE FOURTH AND FINAL SET WITHOUT DIFFICULTY.

    THE WOMEN'S FINAL WAS DEVOID OF LONG RALLIES AND RESEMBLED MORE THE POWER TENNIS OF MEN'S PLAY. MISS BUENO'S POWERFUL SERVICE AND GROUND STROKES ENABLED HER TO BREAK ALL MISS RICHEY'S SERVICES IN THE FIRST SET. MISS RICHEY TURNED THE TABLES ON HER OPPONENT IN THE SECOND SET, BREAKING THROUGH ALL MISS BUENO'S SERVICE GAMES.

    IN THE FINAL SET, MISS BUENO VARIED THE STYLE OF HER PLAY INTRODUCING HIGH DROP SHOTS AND LONG DRIVES FROM THE BASELINE. MISS BUENO, WHO HAD BEEN SEEDED NUMBER ONE, PREVIOUSLY WON THE ITALIAN SINGLE'S TITLE IN 1958 AND IN 1961.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABO2OFYFTT8S4RZ7N6U3PCRXJ0
    Media URN:
    VLVABO2OFYFTT8S4RZ7N6U3PCRXJ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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