Yesterday Margaret Smith retained her Australian title with an easy win over Lesley Turner in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.
Cu Smith serves
Wa Smith to turner to scoreboard
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Turner serves Fault - reserves
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waxTurner to Smith smith returns forehand into forehand court wins with forehand volley 15 1/2 to scoreboard 17 1/2
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wa Smith serving Breaks Smiths service Smith hits out to scoreboard
Turner serves hold her in long rally zoom out with forehand volley by Turner at 34 1/2
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mcu turner serves long rally running all over court
Turner 30 Smith
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Is match to Smith turner serves passing shot 56
57 1/2 ft
Match point to Miss Smith
Turner serves but its win for Miss Smith zoom in shake 66
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Background: Yesterday Margaret Smith retained her Australian title with an easy win over Lesley Turner in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.
Miss Smith gave a great display of power tennis.
Miss Turner serves to Miss Smith, but it's a fault.
The second serve is in but Miss Smith wins the point with a forehand volley. Five-nil in the first set.
However, in the next game Miss Turner broke through Miss Smith's service.
The score was 5-1. Miss Turner was to take two more games before Miss Smith clinched it, by breaking service for the fourth time. Miss Turner serves to Miss Smith.
The first set to Miss Smith, 6-3. In the second set the challenger fought hard and some exciting baseline rallies thrilled spectators. However, Miss Turner was no match for the champion, who was in splendid form. Miss Smith dropped only two games in the set.
Match point, with Lesley Turner serving. Miss Smith was unable to win the point. Miss Turner scored with a backhand passing shot
The big crowd was to see Miss Smith take the set 6-2. She said later that the win was the first step towards her ambition of winning the grand slam of four major titles.