• Short Summary

    RAIN AGAIN MARRED THE SECOND DAY OF THE WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY (TUESDAY). THIS?

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    RAIN AGAIN MARRED THE SECOND DAY OF THE WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY (TUESDAY). THIS IS TRADITIONALLY LADIES' DAY, BUT THERE WERE FEW OF THE ELEGANT FASHIONS THAT ARE A FEATURE ON SUNNIER YEARS. MARIA BUENO OPENED THE DEFENCE OF HER TITLE WITH A SMOOTH FIRST ROUND WIN ON THE CENTRE COURT AGAINST WINNIE SHAW, THE BRITISH JUNIOR CHAMPION.

    FOR THE SECOND SUCCESSIVE DAY, MORNING RAIN HAD PUT EIGHT UNCOVERED COURTS OUT OF ACTION, AND ADDED TO THE ALREADY HEAVY BACKLOG OF MATCHES.

    WHILE MOST OF THE ONLOOKERS WORE RAINCOATS, MISS BUENO WORE AN ATTRACTIVE DRESS, STYLED BY TEDDIE TINGLING, WHO HAS BEEN DUBBED "THE DIOR OF THE COURTS".

    MISS BUENO, TOP SEEDED FOR THE WOMEN'S SINGLES, WAS IN DOMINANT FORM, AND IN THE FIRST SET CONCEDED ONLY TWO POINTS IN HER FOUR SERVICE GAMES. SHE WON THE FIRST SET 6-3, I JUST 16 MINUTES. HER 18-YEAR-OLD SCOTTISH OPPONENT TRIED HARD, BUT COULD NOT MATCH THE CHAMPION AND CRASHED IN THE NEXT SET, 6-2.

    HAM RICHARDSON, A 31-YEAR-OLD TEXAN WHO IS PAYING HIS FIRST VISIT TO WIMBLEDON SINCE 1957, KEPT HIS DOUBLES PARTNERS, DENNIS RALSTON ON THE CENTRE COURT FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS TODAY BEFORE RALSTON COULD CLINCH THE MATCH WHICH BEGAN THE EVENING BEFORE.

    RALSTON, AMERICA'S TOP RANKING PLAYER AND THE NUMBER FOUR SEED AT WIMBLEDON, WON 15-13, 9-7, 6-2. HE INJURED A THUMB LAST FRIDAY, WHICH HAD THREATENED TO ROB HIM OF HIS WIMBLEDON CHALLENGE. HIS VICTORY TODAY WAS ACHIEVED WITH THE THUMB IN A BANDAGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC0HY02CP6YQ9R3GN8FC0WFV94
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0HY02CP6YQ9R3GN8FC0WFV94
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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