• Short Summary

    The top seeded Australian pair, Margaret Court and Diane Fromholz, proved no match for South African Ilana Kloss and Australian Kerry Melville in the finals of the South African Open Women's doubles in Johannesburg on Monday (25 November).

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    GV Fromholz serving to Melville, rally, point to Melville and Kloss PAN TO Crowd
    0.18

    2.
    SV Fromholz serving, rally, point to Fromholz and Court
    0.32

    3.
    SV Fromholz serving, long rally, point to Fromholz and Court
    0.58

    4.
    SV Umpire
    1.00

    5.
    GV Fromholz servings, rally, point to Fromholz and Court
    1.15

    6.
    SV Umpire
    1.17

    7.
    GV Fromholz servings, point to Kloss and Melville
    1.25

    8.
    GV Kloss serving for match, long rally Fromholz returns into net, point, game, set and match to Kloss and Melville
    1.49



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    TENNIS

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    Background: The top seeded Australian pair, Margaret Court and Diane Fromholz, proved no match for South African Ilana Kloss and Australian Kerry Melville in the finals of the South African Open Women's doubles in Johannesburg on Monday (25 November).

    Miss. Melville and Miss. Kloss had an easy straight sets victory 6-2, 6-3, in a match that lacked any real excitement.

    Mrs. Court and Miss. Fromholz were never a happy combination and made numerous unforced errors. Mrs. Court often netted easy returns or overhit the ball.

    Overall, it was not a good tournament for Mrs. Court, making a return to international tennis after giving birth to her second child. She was clearly not at her best, and lost the chance to win the women's singles after going down to Miss. Fromholz in the semi-finals on Sunday (24 November)
    Kerry Melville, on the other hand, stood a good chance to add the premier singles title to her victories, after beating Nancy Gunter of the United States in the semi-finals.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADGQHES4Y6J118OCJO4GXCHJTF
    Media URN:
    VLVADGQHES4Y6J118OCJO4GXCHJTF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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