• Short Summary

    THE TOP MAN AND WOMAN TENNIS CHAMPIONS OF AUSTRALIA, ROY EMERSON AND MARGARET SMITH, BOTH HAD VICTORIES TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THEIR RESPECTIVE SINGLES MATCHES AT WIMBLEDON.

  • Description

    THE TOP MAN AND WOMAN TENNIS CHAMPIONS OF AUSTRALIA, ROY EMERSON AND MARGARET SMITH, BOTH HAD VICTORIES TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THEIR RESPECTIVE SINGLES MATCHES AT WIMBLEDON.EMERSON, WHO WON THE WIMBLEDON MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP LAST YEAR, BEAT MIKE SANGSTER OF BRITAIN 8-6, 6-3, 6-2.MISS SMITH, WHO IS STRUGGLING TO REGAIN THE WOMEN'S SINGLES TITLE WHICH SHE LOST LAST YEAR, BEAT RIA LEYRER OF AUSTRIA 6-0, 6-1.

    THE 79TH WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS WERE TODAY AGAIN MARRED BY RAIN, WHICH HAS PLAGUED THE CHAMPIONSHIPS SINCE THEY OPENED ON MONDAY.EMERSON, WHO DEFEATED THE VENEZUELAN CHAMPION IYO PIMENTEL ON MONDAY, CONTINUED THE STRONG DEFENCE OF HIS TITLE TODAY BY DEFEATING SANGSTER.

    THE BRITISH PLAYER, BRITAIN'S STRONGEST HOPE FOR VICTORY IN THE MEN'S SINGLES, WAS LARGELY ELIMINATED BY THE AUSTRALIAN'S FLASHING RETURN OF SERVICE WHICH JUST SKIMMED THE NET.SANGSTER'S STRONG SERVICE GAVE EMERSON SOME TROUBLE AT TIMES, BUT HE HAD NOTHING TO MATCH THE AUSTRALIAN'S SIZZLING DISPLAY OF POWER.

    MARGARET SMITH CONFIDENTLY OPENED HER CHALLENGE IN THE WOMEN'S SINGLES WITH HER VERY DECISIVE DEFEAT OF RIA LEYRER.THE WOMEN'S SINGLES THIS YEAR SEEMS DESTINED TO DEVELOP INTO A STRAIGHT FIGHT BETWEEN THE 22-YEAR-OLD MISS SMITH AND THE BRAZILIAN PLAYER, 25-YEAR-OLD MARIA BUENO, WHO TOOK THE TITLE OFF HER LAST YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC1XWUBR07AK16MX5CYMMXCSR4
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1XWUBR07AK16MX5CYMMXCSR4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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