Wimbledon Champion Evonne Goolagong on Wednesday (5 July) fought back from the very edge of defeat to beat seventeen-year-old Chris Evert of the United States in their long-awaited first meeting for a place in Friday's final.
GV Miss Goolagong serves farthest from camera in first set--rally--Miss Evert wine point PAN TO GV crowd applauds
GV Goolagong serves nearest camera--rally--Evert vine point & first bot ZOOM IN TO MV Evert PAN TO SV Scoreboard
GV, SV & GV Evert serves farthest from camera--rally--Goolagong wins point and second set, crowd applauds and scoreboard (3 shots)
MV Goolagong in play ZOOM OUT TO GV Goolagong wins point PAN TO crowd applauding.
GV Evert serves furthest from camera--rolly--Mias Gonlagung wins point for set & match ZOOM IN TO SV Two players shaking hands at net and crowd round players
SV Two players leave court
GOOLAGONG SERVING IN FIRST SET AND EVERT TAKES POINT AFTER HALLY: EVERT DNEAK GODLAONG'S SERVE TO WIN FIRST SET: SCOREBOARD: GOOLAGONG WINS SECOND SET: GOOLAGONG WINS MATCH POINT AND TWO PLAYERS SHAKE HANDS AT NET SURROUNDED BY CROWD: PLAYERS LCAVE CORT.
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Background: Wimbledon Champion Evonne Goolagong on Wednesday (5 July) fought back from the very edge of defeat to beat seventeen-year-old Chris Evert of the United States in their long-awaited first meeting for a place in Friday's final.
The Australian star lost the first sat and three games of the second before sta???got into the match. At this stage the young American prodding from Florida looked set to win the match. She became so confident that she came up to the net to volley more than at any other time in the tournament.
The capacity crowd of 15-thousand which had been stunned by the lack-lustre performance of Miss Goolagong was suddenly awakened and cheered the Australian on with fervour as she then took seven games in a row...a run which enabled her to win the second set and lead 1-0 in the decider.
Miss Evert showed remarkable maturity and cool temperament when the tide turned against her. She broke the champion's service continually and held her to three games all. But twenty-year-old Goolagong took the match from there, with a final score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Miss Goolagong's opponent for the title on Friday will be three-times former champion Billie-Jean King of California. Miss King produced one of her characteristic displays of all-court skills to subdue Rosemary Casals of San Francisco 6-2, 6-4, in the other semi-final.