Chris Evert of the USA, this year's Wimbledon womens' tennis champion, smashed her way through the quarter finals of the Dewar Cup ladies' singles tournament in London on Tuesday (2 November) with a 6-4, 5-0 win over Florence Mihai of Rumania.
SEMIT VIEW: Evert serving, ZOOM OUT TO GV play, Evert wins point after rally.
SEMI VIEW: Net, Umpire and ballboy.
GV: of Evert serving and winning first set.
GV: scoreboard showing Evert leading 6-4 first set.
SEMI VIEW: Chris Evert serving final set ZOOM IN TO Miss Mihai, ZOOM OUT AND Evert wins point.
SEMI VIEW: line judge.
SEMI VIEW ZOOM OUT TO GO OF: Evert serving and winning point.
SEMI VIEW: Evert serving and winning match.
SPORT - TENNIS
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Background: Chris Evert of the USA, this year's Wimbledon womens' tennis champion, smashed her way through the quarter finals of the Dewar Cup ladies' singles tournament in London on Tuesday (2 November) with a 6-4, 5-0 win over Florence Mihai of Rumania.
SYNOPSIS: But she had a shaky start against the diminutive Rumanian when they opened the evening session of the tournament at the Royal Albert Hall. She won the first game after being love-40 down to her opponent. But she dropped her own first service, and had to break serve again in the third game to lead 2-1. It wasn't long before she regained her poise, though, and she went on to a 5-1 lead in the first set. But the Rumanian girl fought back and came up from serving at 1-5 lead in the first set. But the Rumanian girl fought back, and came up from serving at 1-5 down to stay in the first set, 2-5, with Miss Evert to serve. She failed to hold her convincing lead, and Miss Mihai pulled back to 3-5, then won her own serve to make it 4-5. Miss Evert then served for the set for the second time.
With the scoreboard at 6-4 in her favour, the American girl imposed her dominance on the second set right from the second set right from the start. There was no hesitating at all as she pushed the score up to an unanswerable 5-0 lead.
Miss Evert has lost only to Evonne Cawley this year, and has been tipped for a straight forward cruise to the final of the Dewar Cup. Spectators are looking forward to a final tussle between her and Virginia Wade of Britain who has won the Dewar women's event for the past three years in succession.
As Miss Evert serves here for the match against her opponent, she shows the style with which Miss Wade is all too familiar. The British girl has lost to Miss Evert five times this year - so she'll be looking for revenge if they meet in the final.