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).
GV Fromholtz serves to Wade, play & Fromholtz wins point
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GV Fromholtz serves play and wins point
LV Scoreboard Fromholtz 5 Wade 2
GV Wade serves and rally ensues and Fromholtz hits out of Court.
GV Fromholtz serves rally ensues and Fromholtz out
GV Fromholtz serves and loses point
GV Scoreboard 5 games to 3 for Fromholtz and 40-30 points for Fromholtz Pan to Fromholtz serves and wins game
GV Court Pan to Scoreboard 6-3 to Fromholtz
GV Wade serves for final set and rally ensues and Wade wins on smash shot and walks to net and shakes hands pan to applauding crowd.
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Background: 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.