• Short Summary

    The Paris Stadium Roland Garros was filmed by VISNEWS May 28 as Britain's Christine Truman reached the women's singles final in the French hard court lawn tennis championships by beating Sandra Reynolds of South Africa in three sets 4-6, 8-6, 6-2.

  • Description

    The Paris Stadium Roland Garros was filmed by VISNEWS May 28 as Britain's Christine Truman reached the women's singles final in the French hard court lawn tennis championships by beating Sandra Reynolds of South Africa in three sets 4-6, 8-6, 6-2.

    Set against the slim and more mobile-looking South African girl, the British Junior Champion of 1956/57 and titleholder of Italy and Switzerland, found it heavy going at first. For much of the opening set and a long spell in the second, Miss Truman faltered and was often outpaced on the forehand. Yet, with her opponent leading 2-1 in the second set, Christine recovered splendidly and swept home to victory.

    In the finals, Miss Truman will play against formidable Hungarian Mrs. Kormoczy, unbeaten for two years on any hard court and known to handle a racket with the precision of an automation.

    Miss Truman cam to Paris for the championships at her own expense, following a dispute with the British Lawn Tennis Association who censored her for being "uncooperative".

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    Film ID:
    VLVACH6CTMSW8U7KWLLHKAZQU1SKB
    Media URN:
    VLVACH6CTMSW8U7KWLLHKAZQU1SKB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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