• Short Summary

    The fist upset of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London seemed on its way when 16-year-old Australian Dianne Fromholtz of Sydney took the first set in her match with sixth-seeded Virginia Wade of Britain today (Tuesday 26 June).

  • Description

    The fist upset of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London seemed on its way when 16-year-old Australian Dianne Fromholtz of Sydney took the first set in her match with sixth-seeded Virginia Wade of Britain today (Tuesday 26 June). But Miss Wade, who is rarely at her best at Wimbledon, came back to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.

    Miss Fromholtz, blend and perky, is as exciting a prospect in the tennis world as another young Australian, Shane Gould, was when she appeared on the international swimming scene three years ago.

    She showed startling power for one so young when she swept through the first set in 25 minutes after Miss Wade's opening service.

    However, the British girl, willed on by the big centre curt crowd, settled down as time passed and with Miss Fromholtz's game becoming increasingly ragged she was able to resume control. She volleyed safely and her service was fast and sure.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEGC1VQYZEA70HTO0WBHLZ42DD
    Media URN:
    VLVAEGC1VQYZEA70HTO0WBHLZ42DD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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