• Short Summary

    IN LONDON, AN UNSEEDED AUSTRALIAN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CAUSED THE FIRST MAJOR UPSET OF THE WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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    IN LONDON, AN UNSEEDED AUSTRALIAN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CAUSED THE FIRST MAJOR UPSET OF THE WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS. BOB HEWITT BEAT THE NO. 3 SEED AND COMPATRIOT, FRED STOLLE, IN FOUR SETS: 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. BUT THE NO.1 SEED IN THE MEN'S SINGLES. ROY EMERSON, CRUISED THROUGH TO THE THIRD ROUND WITH A STRAIGHT SETS WIN OVER WEST GERMANY'S WILHELM BUNGERT: 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. MEANWHILE, ON A BACK COURT FAR AWAY FROM THE GLAMOUR OF THE CENTRE COURT, TWO AUSTRALIAN SISTERS, GAIL AND CAROL SHERIFF, WERE PLAYING EACH OTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A CHAMPIONSHIP. GAIL WON THE DUEL 8-10, 6-3, 6-3.

    PLAYING ON NUMBER ONE COURT, STOLLE LACKED HIS OLD FIRE AND NEVER GOT HOLD OF HIS GAME. HEWITT, WHO NOW LIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA, WAS ALWAYS IN COMMAND APART FROM A LAPSE IN THE THIRD SET. STOLLE, RUNNER-UP FOR THE MEN'S CROWN FOR LAST THREE YEARS, WAS THE FIRST SEED TO FALL.

    BUT ON THE CENTRE COURT, STOLLE'S DOUBLES PARTNER, ROY EMERSON, WAS NEVER IN TROUBLE AGAINST THE TALL WEST GERMAN. THE AUSTRALIAN, WHO IS SEEKING THE TITLE FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, CRUSHED BUNGERT IN AN IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY OF POWER TENNIS.

    THE MATCH BETWEEN THE SHERIFF GIRLS WAS THE FIRST BETWEEN SISTERS AT WIMBLEDON SINCE 1884. WHEN THEY HAVE MET IN THE PAST, THE BLONDE SISTERS FROM SYDNEY HAVE EITHER SETTLED THE RESULT BY TOSSING A COIN OR ON A FORFEIT. BUT WIMBLEDON RULES SAY THE MATCH MUST BE PLAYED TO THE FINISH. 19-YEAR-OLD CAROL WON A HARD-FOUGHT FIRST SET, BUT BIG SISTER - GAIL IS 21 - CAME BACK TO TAKE THE MATCH AND GO INTO THE THIRD ROUND. ALL THE SAME, IT WAS A FAIRLY EVEN GAME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVG3JAMLUTDRB7IEJDKPCDZ2E
    Media URN:
    VLVACVG3JAMLUTDRB7IEJDKPCDZ2E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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