• Short Summary

    FRANCOISE DURR, THE 24-YEAR-OLD FRENCH TENNIS CHAMPION, GAINED VICTORY TODAY (TUESDAY) IN THE FIRST STAGES OF WIMBLEDON'S INTERNATIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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    FRANCOISE DURR, THE 24-YEAR-OLD FRENCH TENNIS CHAMPION, GAINED VICTORY TODAY (TUESDAY) IN THE FIRST STAGES OF WIMBLEDON'S INTERNATIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS. BUT IT TOOK 75 MINUTES OF EXCITING GIVE-AND-TAKE BEFORE CHRISTINE TRUMAN, A FAVOURITE OF BRITISH TENNIS ENTHUSIASTS, YIELDED TO THE FRENCH ATTACK.

    MLLE. DURR, TREMENDOUSLY FAST AND AGILE ABOUT THE COURT, GAINED HER VICTORY BY 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. HER TENNIS WAS DESCRIBED BY EXPERTS AS UNORTHODOX, BUT EFFECTIVELY, HER MOST SUCCESSFUL STROKE BEING A NET-CLIPPING BACKHAND.

    THE UNPREDICTABLE MISS TRUMAN, FOUR TIMES A WIMBLEDON SEMI-FINALIST, HAD THE CENTRE COURT AUDIENCE ON THE EDGE OF ITS SEAT DURING A RALLY IN THE FINAL SET, WHEN SHE PULLED UP FROM 0-5 TO 3-5. SHE SERVED MANY POWERFUL SHOTS, BUT PUNCTUATED THEM WITH NINE DOUBLE FAULTS.

    THE FLOWER-DECKED COURTS AND THE TITLE-STREWN TEA LOUNGES WERE TODAY ENTHUSIASTICALLY FILLED BY THOSE ANXIOUS TO VIEW NOT ONLY THE TENNIS BUT ALSO THE FASHION FRIPPERIES ON THIS TRADITIONAL 'LADIES' DAY'. THIS, THE SECOND DAY OF THE INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FORTNIGHT, GIVES THE TENNIS-DISCIPLE THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE LATEST TENNIS FASHIONS IN ACTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYSEVLYZO7KNC2NSQB8NUZUEM
    Media URN:
    VLVADYSEVLYZO7KNC2NSQB8NUZUEM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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