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    Australian tennis star Evenne Goolagong reached the semi-finale of the singles at the French International Tennis Championships in Paris on Wednesday (30 May).

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    Australian tennis star Evenne Goolagong reached the semi-finale of the singles at the French International Tennis Championships in Paris on Wednesday (30 May). Her win over Britain's Corinna Molesworth in the Relland Garres stadium in the French capital assured her of a position.

    Despite the pear weather, Miss Goolagong finally came home with a 6-2, 6-2 victory as the crowd watched with interest.

    There's been some speculation about the match because at their last meeting in England, the 20-year-old Australian won with a 6-4 victory in the third set of a vary close match.

    Before the match, Miss Goolagong admitted that she'd have problems with Miss Molesworth. The English player was said to have been hitting the bell very well after coming close to retiring from the game having been dropped from fifth to tenth in the british rankings.

    On Tuesday (30 May), West Germany's Helge Mastheff became the first women to reach the singles semi-finale in the French championships. She completed a straight sets victory ever compatriot Mrs. Katya Ebbinghaus 6-3, 8-6, and although made to work hard she was always the more consistent player.

    SYNOPSIS: Britain's Cerrine Melaswerth, who's nearest the camera, served to Australian tennis star Evonne Goolagong in the French International Tennis Championships in Paris on Wednesday. Miss Goolagong was trying to reach the semi-finals--which she'd do by winning the match. But she lost the point to hot English opponent.

    Despite the rain, there was a crowd of interested spectators on hand.

    The rain didn't stop the players either. There'd been some speculation about the match because at the last meeting between Miss Goolagong and Miss Molesworth, the 20-years-old Australian won with a 6-4 victory in the third set of a very close match. And before the match began, Miss Goolagong admitted that she'd have problems with her opponent.

    The English player was said to have been hitting the ball well after coming close to retiring from the game having been dropped from fifth to tenth in the British rankings. The day before, West Germany's Helga Mastheff became the first woman to reach the singles semi-finals in the championships with a win over compatriot Katya Ebbinghaus. And in the end, Miss Goolagong was assumed of a position in the semi-finals by defeating Miss Melesworth 6-2, 6-2.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADQMQZ8FIIHTPQVFHKDB2L40WX
    Media URN:
    VLVADQMQZ8FIIHTPQVFHKDB2L40WX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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