• Short Summary

    MISS MARIA BUENO OF BRAZIL WENT FORWARD TO THE FINAL OF THE WOMEN'S SINGLES TITLE AT THE WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS TO TODAY AFTER BEATING MRS ANN JONES OF BRITAIN.

  • Description

    MISS MARIA BUENO OF BRAZIL WENT FORWARD TO THE FINAL OF THE WOMEN'S SINGLES TITLE AT THE WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS TO TODAY AFTER BEATING MRS ANN JONES OF BRITAIN.

    MISS BUENO WILL MEET BILLIE-JEAN KING OF AMERICA IN THE FINAL CENTRE COURT BATTLE ON SATURDAY FOR THE WOMEN'S TITLE. SHE BEAT BRITAIN'S TOP WOMAN PLAYER 6-3,9-11, 7-5 IN TODAY'S SEMI-FINAL WHILE MRS KING DEPRIVED AUSTRALIA'S MARGARET SMITH OF ANY CHANCE OF RETAINING HER TITLE.

    A CAPACITY CROWD OF 16,000 SAW SOME OF THE BEST TENNIS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS PLAYED OUT IN BLAZING SUNSHINE. AND THEY WERE FIRMLY PARTISAN, CHEERING THE BRITISH GIRL ALL THE WAY.

    BUT MISS BUENO OVERCAME THE TENSE ATMOSPHERE LIKE A TRUE CHAMPION, RACING INTO A 3-0 LEAD AFTER BREAKING MRS JONES'S DELIVERY IN THE FIRST GAME.

    MIXING DELICATE LOBS WITH PRECISION SHOTS TO THE CORNERS, SHE SEEMED TO HAVE THE MEASURE OF MRS JONES. BUT THERE WERE SOME SURPRISING CHANGES OF FORTUNE...AFTER MISSING TWO MATCH POINTS IN THE EIGHTEENTH GAME OF THE SECOND SET, THE BRAZILIAN DROPPED THE SET, BUT LED 5-0 IN THE THIRD.

    THEN, SEEMING OVER-ANXIOUS IN TRYING TO CLINCH THE MATCH IN THE SEVENTH GAME, MISS BUENO LOST HER DELIVERY FOR 5-2.

    SPURRED BY THE CROWD, MRS JONES SAVED THREE MATCH POINTS IN THE NINTH GAME AND MADE IT 5-5 ON HER OWN DELIVERY, WITH ANOTHER FINE EFFORT FROM LOVE - 40 TO SAVE THREE MORE MATCH POINTS.

    BUT MISS BUENO TOOK THE SET AND MATCH IN THE TWELFTH GAME AFTER ALMOST TWO HOURS OF EXCITING TENNIS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACBERNVVIRO7LMP4RTVL5S9EJC
    Media URN:
    VLVACBERNVVIRO7LMP4RTVL5S9EJC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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