• Short Summary

    The top seeds for next week's United States Open Tennis Championships, Australians Rod Laver and Margeret Court, each drew byes for the first round when the drawing was held at the United Nations on Thursday (27 August).

  • Description

    The top seeds for next week's United States Open Tennis Championships, Australians Rod Laver and Margeret Court, each drew byes for the first round when the drawing was held at the United Nations on Thursday (27 August).

    Mrs. Court will go into action in the Second Round against Pamela Austin and the Australian star is seeking to complete a "grand slam" following her success at Wimbledon, and in France and Australia this year.

    Laver will face Allan Stone, also of Australia, in the second round.

    Present at the drawing ceremony was U Thant's Cabinet Chief, C.V. Narasimhan, who is a keen tennis follower. The championships begin on September 2 (Wednesday).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABVQS63D1G1H4V031J59229ZX6
    Media URN:
    VLVABVQS63D1G1H4V031J59229ZX6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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