• Short Summary

    MARGARET SMITH, THE AUSTRALIAN No. 1 SEED, WHO WAS BEATEN 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 BY BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT, THE UNSEEDED UNITED STATES PLAYER, IN THE OPENING MATCH OF THE WOMEN'S SINGLES AT WIMBLEDON, UK, JUNE 26, WAS INTERVIEWED BY VISNEWS JUNE 28.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PEOPLE ENTERING WIMBLEDON.
    0.08

    2.
    GTV TENNIS COURTS.
    0.16

    3.
    SCU MISS SMITH INTERVIEW (SOF)
    1.52


    (SOF BEGINS)



    QUESTION: MISS SMITH, HOW MUCH DO YOU FEEL YOUR DISAGREEMENT WITH THE AUSTRALIAN LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION HAS AFFECTED YOUR PLAY THIS YEAR?



    ANSWER: WELL, I DON'T REALLY KNOW. I WOULDN'T SAY IT HAS AFFECTED MY PLAY. I KNOW SINCE I LEFT HOME I HAVEN'T PLAYED VERY WELL. I DIDN'T PLAY WELL IN ROME AND IN FRANCE.... TO WIN MY STRUGGLE THROUGH DETERMINATION TO WIN.... BUT I HAVEN'T PLAYED WELL AT ALL SINCE I LEFT HOME.



    QUESTION: WHY DO YOU THINK YOU LOST YOUR MATCH TO MISS MOFFITT?



    ANSWER: I DON'T KNOW, IT WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS. I WAS REALLY AT SEA, AND DIDN'T PLAY WELL AT ALL.



    QUESTION: HAVE YOU HAD MANY MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FROM AUSTRALIA SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN HERE AT WIMBLEDON?



    ANSWER: YES, I'VE HAD LOTS OF LETTERS FROM PEOPLE WISHING ME LUCK, AND LOTS OF THINGS LIKE THAT.



    QUESTION: HOW DO YOU THINK YOU WILL GET ON IN FOREST HILLS LATER IN THE MONTH?



    ANSWER: WELL, I DON'T REALLY KNOW. I WILL BE FIGHTING BACK TO TRY AND GET BACK INTO FORM, AND I WILL BE TRYING VERY HARD IN AMERICA.



    QUESTION: WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN THE LADIES SINGLES FINALS THIS YEAR?



    ANSWER: I DON'T REALLY KNOW, BUT DARLENE HARD IS PLAYING EXCEPTIONALLY WELL.



    QUESTION: CAN I HAVE YOUR SIDE OF THE DISPUTE BETWEEN THE AUSTRALIAN L.T.A.?



    ANSWER: WELL I'D RATHER MAKE NO COMMENT ON THAT. AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, IT IS ALL FINISHED WITH.



    QUESTIONS: HAVE YOU ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL FUTURE: ABOUT PROGRESS IN MATCHES FOR THE FUTURE?



    ANSWER: WELL, No. I AM JUST GOING TO TRY AND GET BACK INTO FORM, AND TRY AND REALLY MAKE A FIGHT OF IT AGAIN.



    QUESTIONER: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. (SOF ENDS)




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    SPORT: TENNIS
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    Background: MARGARET SMITH, THE AUSTRALIAN No. 1 SEED, WHO WAS BEATEN 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 BY BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT, THE UNSEEDED UNITED STATES PLAYER, IN THE OPENING MATCH OF THE WOMEN'S SINGLES AT WIMBLEDON, UK, JUNE 26, WAS INTERVIEWED BY VISNEWS JUNE 28.

    MISS SMITH - OFFICIALLY SHUNNED BY HER TEAM-MATES BECAUSE OF A DISPUTE WITH THE AUSTRALIAN LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION - IS AGED 19 YEARS

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEDXSO90EVZ7TEXK4M3CLKX5G
    Media URN:
    VLVAEDXSO90EVZ7TEXK4M3CLKX5G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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